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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Acoustic Americana Music Guide & NEWS, Sep 16-30 (and events waaaay beyond)

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Plus, here are links to our detailed features -
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* “FALL FESTIVALS ALMANAC” – SUMMER’S LAST, THROUGH THE FALL, at
http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-festivals-almanac-summers-last.html
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and our survey of the
* ANNUAL GUIDE TO MUSIC AT THE L.A. COUNTY FAIR, through October 3, at
http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/09/guide-to-la-county-fairs-music-more.html
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and this weekend’s wonderful
* “MILLPOND MUSIC FESTIVAL,” Friday-Sunday, September 17-19, at
http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/09/guide-to-millpond-music-festival-2010.html
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ACOUSTIC AMERICANA
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SEPTEMBER 16 through 30 edition (and events waaaay beyond)
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NEWS FEATURES
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1) WE’D LIKE YOU TO MEET… JAMES McMURTRY (he plays The Mint, Sep 22)
2) PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND'S “LEGACY”
3) “BYRDS WEEK” AT THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE…
4) BLUE RIDGE PICKIN’ PARLOR – CLOSED, BUT NOT GONE; CONCERTS
COMING, & STAGE AT “SANTA CLARITA PUMPKIN FESTIVAL” OCTOBER 23
5) DILLON CAMPBELL, SON OF GLEN CAMPBELL, RELEASES SAMPLER EP
6) “AMOEBAPALOOZA” HITS KING KING IN HOLLYWOOD, SEPTEMBER 26
7) MOLLY’S REVENGE PLAYS BENEFIT FOR ONE OF ITS OWN
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1) WE’D LIKE YOU TO MEET… JAMES McMURTRY (he plays The Mint, Sep 22)
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He’s currently touring his new CD / DVD combo “JAMES McMURTRY - LIVE IN EUROPE,” (8 CD tracks, plus 6 DVD tracks). His 2005 album, “Childish Things,” spent six weeks at # 1 on the Americana Music Radio Chart in 2005 and 2006. In September 2006, “Childish Things” and "We Can't Make It Here" won the Americana Music Awards for Album and Song of the Year, respectively. McMurtry received more Americana Music Award nominations for 2008’s “Just Us Kids.” The album marked his highest Billboard 200 chart position in more than 19 years.
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The son of acclaimed author LARRY McMURTRY (“Lonesome Dove,” “Terms of Endearment”), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album was released in 1989 and produced by JOHN MELLENCAMP. (That marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill. But in the fickle record business, by the time James McMurtry made his 2004 album, he was on Compadre Records.)
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The brand new CD/DVD combo musically chronicles his first European tour with keyboardist IAN McLAGAN and fellow Texas songwriting legend JON DEE GRAHAM. It’s a big deal. One of the DVD tracks, McMurtry’s “We Can’t Make it Here,” was named “Song of the Decade” by Bob Lefsetz in his music industry Lefsetz Letter, and by Grant Alden at No Depression.com.
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You may have noted that James’ band is no longer called the HEARTLESS BASTARDS and is now just JAMES McMURTRY. So, his name is both singular and plural.
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JAMES McMURTRY (plural form) are playing an L.A. show September 22, en-route to performing at the “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest” in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Sunday, October 3. You just read the word “bluegrass,” so let’s be clear. These guys are usually electric. They’re like much of current Americana, and sometimes that can be more honky-tonk rock-and-roll than today’s so-called country (thankfully without “thet fahke ackscent” that is de rigeur in Nashville.) And of course, Americana’s lyrics, unlike Nashville country’s, aren’t simply about dysfunctional relationships with losers.
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The Washington Post noted McMurtry’s lyrics and his live show prowess: "Much attention is paid to James McMurtry's lyrics, and rightfully so: He creates a novel's worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets. What gets overlooked, however, is that he's an accomplished rock guitar player. At a sold-out Birchmere, the Austin-based artist was joined by drummer DAREN HESS and bassist RONNIE JOHNSON in a set that demonstrated the raw power of wince-inducing imagery propelled by electric guitar. It was serious stuff, imparted by a singularly serious band."
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It seems McMurtry likes to make live albums, as he’s already shown with his 2004 release, “Live in Aught-Three.” This time around, the new “Live in Europe” is available as a collectors’ edition vinyl LP/DVD set in addition to the CD/DVD.
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James McMurtry’s more recent studio albums, 2005’s “Childish Things” and 2008’s “Just Us Kids,” earned him formidable accolades. The Village Voice called him “a poet of the people.” No less than author STEPHEN KING, writing in Entertainment Weekly, pronounced him “the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation.” But a lot of McMurtry fans were introduced through the 2004 live album. We first learned of him from TISH HINOJOSA back in ’02, who was favorably impressed after they had performed together.
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Live albums aren’t typically greeted with rave reviews, but McMurtry’s rollickin’ live concert treatments of songs like “Choctaw Bingo” and “Out Here in the Middle” made an uncanny translation to record. The Austin Chronicle proclaimed, “This is no-frills, freak-flag rock. Turn it up!” PopMatters called it “a snapshot of where McMurtry is now, [marking him] as a legitimate inheritor of the Texas songwriting tradition.”
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In early 2009, James McMurtry and his trio traveled overseas to play their first European tour. The guys played for enthusiastic crowds in Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scotland and Belgium.
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The best recordings from the concerts in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Geislingen, Germany, were combined to create “Live in Europe.” The album’s DVD tracks feature performances from the Amsterdam show and mark the first time fans can buy video footage of McMurtry performing live in concert.
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More on James, his band, recording projects, tour, etc, at www.jamesmcmurtry.com and www.myspace.com/jamesmcmurtry
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His tour arrives in L.A. for just one show, Wednesday, September 22, at 9:30 pm, at The Mint, 6010 W Pico Bl, L.A.; 323-954-9630; www.themintla.com. Show info, www.themintla.com/show/detail/31883. Tix, $20.
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2) PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND'S “LEGACY”
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He’s been there, done that, and his 1993 album, “Awake Me in the New World,” was celebrated as a breakthrough for genre-bending and crossing an ocean of musical sensibilities.
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The PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND’s new album, "Legacy", arrived in stores September 7. Already, the accolades are formidable. The Washington Post wrote, "His remarkable voice whirls like a shrill wind."
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Before release, it made the list of Top 5 Most Added Americana Albums on radio (week of August 23). Rowan just completed a UK Tour of the album, September 2-10. There are features due on him in Relix, at American Songwriter.com, and in Bluegrass Music Profiles. He’s performing at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) “World of Bluegrass” event in Nashville the week of September 26, and he’ll be performing on radio’s “WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour” (available on broadcast radio everywhere in America except L.A.) on September 27.
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Since his tenure some 45 years ago with BILL MONROE, the “Father of Bluegrass,” roots music icon PETER ROWAN has blazed trails across an unsurpassed range of musical territory. Now, with fiddle wizard musician ALISON BROWN as producer of “Legacy,” his Compass Records debut, Rowan revisits – for the first time in more than a dozen years – the style that launched his career.
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Backed by his tour veteran PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND and a handful of guests that includes fellow Monroe graduates DEL MCCOURY, RICKY SKAGGS, TIM O’BRIEN, GILLIAN WELCH, & DAVID RAWLINGS, Rowan delivers a hefty dose of inspired singing and traditionally-informed but fresh original songs that bear his unmistakable stamp. From the searing “The Family Demon” through the delicious “So Good” and the ominous drive of “Jailer Jailer,” it’s been called, “a compelling set that reaffirms Rowan’s stature as an unsurpassed master of the music’s ancient tones – and its modern forms.”
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Their tour schedule takes them in and out of San Francisco for a gig Sunday, September 19 at Café du Nord, then East, and back again to the City By the Bay for “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” on October 2. But nothing in L.A.
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There’s more on Peter, the band, and the new album at www.compassrecords.com
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3) “BYRDS WEEK” AT THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE…
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Former BYRDS members JOHN YORK & BILLY DARNELL haven’t performed together in years. York played with ROGER MCGUINN, CLARENCE WHITE, & GENE PARSONS in the “Easy Rider” period of THE BYRDS.
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Prior to joining the legendary Byrds, John was a member of the SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET and then he was the bass player for THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS. And he is proud of the fact that he played bass for blues legend LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS.
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Since then, JOHN YORK has been a constant musical creative force in support of acts like DR. JOHN, JOHNNY RIVERS, RICK DANKO, RICHARD MANUEL from THE BAND (where he played with ex-Byrd GENE CLARK), and in another project with ROLLING STONES keyboardist NICKY HOPKINS. Recently, John completed a new solo album titled “Fanfare For 2” and another called “West Coast Revelation,” as a collaboration with rock legend KIM FOWLEY. John is currently touring with BARRY McGUIRE in the "Trippin' The Sixties" show (which was performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” when Barry was touring it with TERRY TALBOT). Joining John on stage for the upcoming show is veteran performer and ex-Byrd BILLY DARNELL.
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BILLY DARNELL played guitar with THE EVERLY BROTHERS, DOUG KERSHAW, DR. JOHN, & ROGER McGUINN, and was a member of the GENE CLARK version of The Byrds that featured John York.
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The reunion show of the duo will feature plenty of Byrds originals. It’s Thursday, September 23 at 8 pm, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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But we said it’s “Byrds WEEK.”
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On Tuesday, September 21 at 8 pm, THE BYRDS COLLECTIVE plays the same cozy venue in Altadena. They promise to take you back to L.A.'s "hip" music scene of Ciro's, The Troubador, and The Whisky A Go Go, when those were the great music hot spots in the 1960s, when folk rock emerged from the shadows of the Beatles and other "British Invasion" groups. The five members of THE BYRDS COLLECTIVE take the stage to reproduce the sounds of The Byrds in their heydey, between 1965 and 1970.
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Coffee Gallery Backstage impresario BOB STANE says, “From the opening chords of ‘Mr. Tambourine Man,’ you'll swear that Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Gene Clarke, Chris Hillman and Michael Clark have reunited for one more concert. THE BYRDS COLLECTIVE faithfully recreates The Byrds' unique sound, right down to the vintage Rickenbacker 12-string the group made so popular. Everything is as it was – the harmonies, the ‘jingle-jangle’ guitars, the driving bass and the steady beat of the drums. No synthesizers and no tape loops are used. It's just about the music and how it was made back in 1965. Come share the history and music of The Byrds, performed by THE BYRDS COLLECTIVE.” More at www.thebyrdscollective.com. Tix for this show are $18.

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4) BLUE RIDGE PICKIN’ PARLOR – CLOSED, BUT NOT GONE; CONCERTS
COMING, & STAGE AT “SANTA CLARITA PUMPKIN FESTIVAL” OCTOBER 23
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We reported “Blue Ridge Pickin’ Parlor Calls it Quits” as the #5 News Feature in the Guide’s August 12 edition (http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/acoustic-americana-music-guide-august_16.html). In it, we noted the hint that a return may be possible. The music store, music school, and concert venue had been “Teaching people to play together since 1976.” Happily, things are not over, as you may have learned when you found their booth at the 1st annual “Equinox Festival.” Here’s more of the story, from BRPP proprietor JUDY HERSH:
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“For those of you who do not know, I had to close the Blue Ridge Pickin' Parlor last month because I could not negotiate a new lease that was affordable. I am still keeping the business going by promoting Kindermusik and Kinderfiddle down the street at the Gotta Dance Studio. I also have dates to produce concerts at Gotta Dance in their 150-seat theatre that has a full size ‘theatrical’ stage. I will be setting up an online store along with having a small ‘retail showroom’ at the Gotta Dance Studio.
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“I started working with the Heritage Foundation of Santa Clarita before I knew I would have to close the store. They came to me and asked if I would do a Bluegrass Stage at the Pumpkin Festival on Sat, October 23. It will run from 10 am-3 pm. So I am looking for bands to book on a volunteer basis for this year [that search has already concluded]. Once Blue Ridge gets its foot in the door there are opportunites to promote concerts in the Santa Clarita area that will be paying gigs.
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“I want to keep promoting Bluegrass with the Blue Ridge name so I can generate income to pay off the outstanding bills that are left after closing the store. The Pumkin Festival has offered to advertise this concert as donations to Blue Ridge to help in that cause.
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“The Blue Ridge computers have been moved to my home office but the email is still not working. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.” – Judy L. Hersh, Blue Ridge Pickin' Parlor, PO Box 920986, Sylmar, CA 91392-0986; phone 818-282-9001; JHersh@pickinparlor.com
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5) DILLON CAMPBELL, SON OF GLEN CAMPBELL, RELEASES SAMPLER EP
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That last name sound familiar? DILLON CAMPBELL is the son of legendary musician GLEN CAMPBELL, and he’s carrying on the family business. Dillon just released a four-song sampler online and as an EP on Silver Zipper Records called “Save Yourself.” It’s a taste of his upcoming full-length album, “Journals for the Brokenhearted.”
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While “Save Yourself” is available digitally at all major online retailers, the physical discs can be had only at his live shows. Meanwhile, there is no firm release date for Campbell’s second full length CD, though his management says it will be available later this year. But the EP features a spectrum of tracks that, as his publicist points-out, “are diverse as they are different.”
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The advance on the release asserted, “From ragtime to indie rock, Campbell isn’t a musician to play it safe or even straight-ahead. While lyrically dark, ‘Save Yourself’ is sonically somewhere between the rough and ready DINOSAUR JR. and the shiny glimmer of PAUL WILLIAMS.” Tracks on the EP are “Save Yourself,” “Maureen,” “Absence of Lies,” and “Ragtime.”
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The short-form project follows Dillon’s debut CD, 2008’s “Light Observations.” This time, he asserts his musical breadth while continuing a family legacy of powerful singing and songwriting. Dillon has performed more than 200 shows, from Hollywood’s Whiskey-A-Go-Go to Piano’s in NYC. His sophomore full-length Journal of the Brokenhearted.
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Currently, Dillon Campbell is rehearsing with a new backing band and plans to perform live dates in Southern California soon. We’ll keep you posted.
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6) “AMOEBAPALOOZA” HITS KING KING IN HOLLYWOOD, SEPTEMBER 26

On Sunday, September 26, at 8 pm, the annual “AMOEBAPALOOZA” takes to the wrapped-around-the-room stages at King King, 6555 Hollywood Bl (at Whitley), Hollywood; www.kingkinghollywood.com; 323-960-9234.
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Amoeba Hollywood is the last of the great record stores in L.A. – and elsewhere. Their San Francisco Bay area store does a similar event September 19 at Haight Street's Milk Bar. Both places, it’s an annual show of Amoeba staff musical performances and performing guests.
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Amoeba famously presents in-store performances from top artists across many genres – including acoustic, Americana, and roots – as new CDs are released, and their concerts occasion waiting lines to get in. Those in-stores are nearly always free.
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When Amoebapalooza arrives here, as in San Francisco, their spokesperson says, “expect to be dazzled at no cost.” Unlike their in-stores, the Hollywood venue, and the show, are 21+. Keep an eye on www.Amoeba.com for more info.
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7) MOLLY’S REVENGE PLAYS BENEFIT FOR ONE OF ITS OWN
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They’re popular with Celtic music fans everywhere, they did a bang-up performance on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” – where, in addition, they earned a “Listener Favorite” track. And they often add distinguished performing guests at their live shows. So it must’ve been a fine night on Thursday, September 9, at Don Quixote's International Music Hall up in Felton, amidst the giant redwoods of Northern Cal.
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MOLLY’S REVENGE has performed and even recorded with vocalist extraordinaire MOIRA SMILEY (of VOCO), and that ensemble was joined by Grammy- winning guitarist WILLIAM COULTER, members of Ireland's foremost family of song, MICHAEL & SHAY BLACK, and Scottish fiddler DEBBIE BENTON-GROSJEAN.
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All of them pitched-in to play a benefit concert for Molly’s Revenge bagpiper DAVID BREWER. All the performers donated their time and the venue donated the house’s portion of ticket sales for the show.
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David is fine, but his car was stolen. Aboard it were personal belongings and recording equipment. The damaged car was eventually recovered by law enforcement, but it no longer contained David’s expensive gear. The band tells us “It resulted in David being out of pocket to the tune of around $4000.”
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As for the story of the theft, it is interesting. The boys tell us, “Imagine sitting in a hotel shuttle to the airport, looking out the window, and seeing your car, which had been stolen the previous night, drive by! That's what happened recently to our piper BREWER, on his way to fly out to Scotland.”
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They continue, “The car got away and was thankfully recovered a few days later. But the car needed repair work and the thieves stole personal belongings and recording equipment… to the tune of around $4000.” Thus, the special concert and ongoing appeal “to help recoup David's losses.”
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It’s great when you have stellar musician friends (ask our editor). If you were not there but would still like to help David, you can make a donation via Paypal, through the band’s website, at www.mollysrevenge.com.
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The band adds, “Thanks to all of you who can afford to contribute!”
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RECENT NEWS FEATURES (in the past 30 days):
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September 9 edition’s News Features are available at:
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/09/acoustic-americana-music-guide-news-sep_09.html
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The topics are:
1) Tix Giveaway: Coffee Gallery Backstage – Show of Your Choice
2) Tix Giveaway: “Celtic Arts Center Concert at The Ford,” Sep 12
3) Annual L.A. County Fair, Brings Music & More, Runs Entire Month
4) 1st Annual “Fall Equinox Festival” Arrives this Weekend
5) This Saturday is Crazy with Good Music
6) “Festivals Almanac” – Summer’s Last, Through the Fall
7) We’d Like You to Meet… Eliza Gilkyson (she has local gigs this month)
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September 4 edition’s News Features are available at:
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/09/acoustic-americana-music-guide-news-sep.html
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The topics are:
1) Tix Giveaway: Coffee Gallery Backstage – Show of Your Choice
2) Tix Giveaway: “Celtic Arts Center Concert at The Ford,” Sep 12
3) Some Thoughts about Labor Day, As it Is in 2010
4) Millpond Music Festival Will Bring Tuneful End to Summer
5) We’d Like You to Meet… The Whites
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August 28 edition’s News Features are available at:
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/acoustic-americana-music-guide-aug-28.html
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The topics are:
1) 21st International Bluegrass Music Awards Names Hosts – Jerry Douglas,
Sharon & Cheryl White to Officiate
2) “Laptop Lyrics” Singalong Is Innovative Fun, Every Week
3) San Pedro’s Grand Annex Announces Fall Season
4) “Texas Crossroads Cowboy Gathering” Seeks Performers
5) Karen Hart Gears-Up for Holiday Season, Has Video Up Now
6) Bob Stane’s Tale of Desert Delirium – and He Solicits Yours
7) Our Musician’s “Real-Life Moments” of The Week…
From Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, And From Marina V
8) Brigitte DeMeyer Signs Nashville Publishing Deal
9) We’d Like You to Meet… Jerry Douglas
10) Editorial: Why a Show Biz Career Confuses Heroes & Celebrities –
and Makes You a Target for Gossip (Part 2)
11) Final Days for The Guide’s Current “Thank-You” Gifts –
Change Arrives August 31
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August 20 edition’s News Features are available at:
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/acoustic-americana-music-guide-august_20.html
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The topics are:
1) Kenny Edwards, R.I.P.
2) 11th Annual “Americana Music Festival & Conference” Will Deliver Stellar Musicians
3) Folk-Americana Music On L.A. Radio – Addendum To Last Week’s Feature Story
4) Brad Colerick’s “Wine & Song” Series - Still Strong In New Venue
5) We’d Like You To Meet… Tony Joe White
6) Editorial: Why A Show Biz Career Confuses Heroes & Celebrities – And Makes You A Target For Gossip (Part 1)
7) The Guide Needs Your Help: “Thank-You” Gifts Change August 31
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THE LATEST FULL EDITION of the Acoustic Americana Music Guide is always available at
www.acousticmusic.net or at
www.acousticamericana.blogspot.com or by links from the News-only edition at www.nodepression.com/profile/TiedtotheTracks
or by following any of MANY links on the web to get to one of those sites.
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Entire contents copyright (c) © 2010, Larry Wines. All rights reserved.
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Updated September 16, 2010 with MORE EVENTS ADDED; all “recurring events” are included in this edition through September 30, with MANY additional listings of upcoming events through the rest of 2010 and into 2011.
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Each weekly edition is designed to be useful not just for the current week, but well beyond. Each edition focuses on ALL THINGS ACOUSTIC for a span of a week or so – AND adds MORE events to those days’ listings than we had the previous week – PLUS, it’s updated with more events, farther into the future, as we learn of them.
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(1) Thursday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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7 pm EXCUSE MY FRENCH, the first all-female, all-French-singing, all-American-born band, performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona.
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7:30 pm CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED performs an electric show of the band’s classically rootsy repertoire at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona.
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8 pm BLAME SALLY plays a Beverly Hills version of the Bodie House Concert Series, at the Beverly Hills Women’s Club.
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8 pm SUSIE GLAZE & THE HILONESOME BAND, plus the Nashville Old Time Folk Duo JENI & BILLY, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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(2) Thursday’s RADIO & TV SHOWS
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(3) Thursday’s “BEST OUT-OF-TOWN EVENTS”
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(4) Thursday’s LOCAL FESTIVALS:
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The L.A. COUNTY FAIR runs at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. As we do every year, The Guide lists events that we believe will interest our readers. On Saturdays & Sundays (after we expand each week’s listings to include all the events), check the listings beginning in the morning, as many shows are listed once, but repeat several times during the day (those other show times are included in our listings.) The Fair is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, except Labor Day.
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Tonight at the Fair includes:
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4 & 6:30 pm JUDY TAYLOR headlines the “JUDY TAYLOR & DAVE THORNBURY COWBOY SHOW” in a cowboy show that’s a rope-twirling, gun-spinning exhibition, as they stroll around “Western Days & Rodeo Nights,” and during their 15-minute arena performances.
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7 pm EXCUSE MY FRENCH, the first all-female, all-French-singing, all-American-born band.
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7:30 pm CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED performs an electric show of the band’s classically rootsy repertoire.
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(5a) Thursday’s TODAY-AND-TONIGHT-ONLY
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Thu, Sep 16, at the L.A. County Fair:
4 & 6:30 pm JUDY TAYLOR headlines the “JUDY TAYLOR & DAVE THORNBURY COWBOY SHOW” tonight at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. Judy Taylor & Dave Thornbury star in a cowboy show that’s a rope-twirling, gun-spinning exhibition, as they stroll around “Western Days & Rodeo Nights,” and during their 15-minute arena performances.
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The “WESTERN DAYS & RODEO NIGHTS” series is part of the world’s largest county Fair, which runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. Catch these “rope twirling, gun spinning extraordinaire” strolling acts, some involving appropriate music, during their featured shows or during their 15-minute arena performances.
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JUDY TAYLOR & DAVE THORNBURY perform individually or together:
Wed, Sep 22, at 4 & 5:30 pm
Thu, Sep 23, at 4, 6, & 7:30 pm
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Thu, Sep 16:
7 pm ELIZA GILKYSON plays a house concert in Ojai; reservations get directions at rain@rainperry.com. We’re not familiar with this series, but it’s one more opportunity to see an outstanding artist perform live.
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Red House Records recording artist ELIZA GILKYSON is highly acclaimed and has won or been nominated for many top music awards, including the GRAMMY. Writing about her 2004 GRAMMY-nominated "Land of Milk and Honey," the New York Times wrote, "Gilkyson doesn't pull any punches. She graces the music with her lush and passionate voice; a dark and lonely sound, hope and satisfaction, and edgy lyrics with piercing imagery round out the whole."
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She received four awards from Folk Alliance in 2006, and was nominated for Americana Music Association (AMA) Awards for “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” in 2008.
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No Depression magazine called her, "An exquisite weaver of story-songs that strike at the heart of personal experience..." And the St Louis Post Dispatch wrote, "The title ‘artist’ is bestowed on anyone who makes a recording, but in Gilkyson's case it truly applies. ‘Paradise Hotel’ is a poetic, honest album..." The Boston Globe wrote of that album, "Masterfully structured, startlingly intimate songs in a beautifully lived in voice..." The Austin Chronicle gave it 4 stars: "This new offering in her contemporarily flawless oeuvre is tender and cathartic to the point of jubilation, brimming with radio-polished tunes and exquisite traditional folk," while “This is Texas Music” awarded it 5 out of 5 stars, saying, "Paradise Hotel is simply a stunning album. (5/5 stars) One of the most original and influential folk artist of our time."
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SOUTHERN CAL GIGS are included in Eliza’s current tour, with dates at the Caltech Folk Music Series in Pasadena on Saturday, September 11, McCabe’s on Friday, September 17, and the “AMSD” (formerly Acoustic Music San Diego) series in San Diego on Sunday, Sep 19. (The Guide’s events listing has details of each.)

Eliza’s current tour includes Southern Cal gigs at the Caltech Folk Series in Pasadena on Sat, Sep 11, a house concert in Ojai on Thu, Sep 16, McCabe’s on Fri, Sep 17, the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara on Sat, Sep 18, and the “AMSD” series in San Diego on Sun, Sep 19.
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SOUTHERN CAL GIGS are included in Eliza’s current tour, with dates at the Caltech Folk Series in Pasadena on Sat, Sep 11, a house concert in Ojai on Thu, Sep 16, McCabe’s on Fri, Sep 17, the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara on Sat, Sep 18, and the “AMSD” series in San Diego on Sun, Sep 19. (The Guide’s events listing have details of each.)
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Caltech Folk Music Society bookers Rex Mayreis and Nick Smith cite her as, “a very talented singer and songwriter, now living in Austin, Texas, that Mecca of fine musicians.” They add, “She has such a fine way with words, and her vocals are so compelling. She's a strong woman who can express the spectrum of feelings and her songs grow and deepen with each listening.”
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She grew up in a musical family with a father renowned for his film scores. Now based in Austin, Texas, her Southern Cal concerts are homecoming events, and her live performance on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” remains a talked-about listener favorite. Her brother TONY GILKYSON is an in-demand L.A. musician.
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Eliza plays the world, and lots happened for her in 2008. In addition to Eliza’s acclaimed ’08 CD “Beautiful World” (Red House Records), JOAN BAEZ chose two of Eliza’s songs for her own new album, “Day After Tomorrow” (and STEVE EARLE played on those tracks). Eliza was chosen to deliver the keynote address to the International Folk Alliance Conference in 2008, and north of the border, to perform on the "Songwriter Train" and “Cowboy Train” across Canada with the likes of IAN TYSON, TOM RUSSELL, & MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY.
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Along with her concert tours, she plays benefits for women’s shelters and environmental causes. Eliza’s songs reflect a consciousness of our times and love and longing.
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The splendid NINA GERBER joins Eliza for some of the shows on the current tour. NINA GERBER is a guitar wiz who has toured as member of DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY WOMEN and with transplanted Aussie AUDREY AULD, and Nina has a whooole lotta other stage and studio credits.
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You can hear Eliza sing "Borderline" on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QYuwwEw1Ac&feature=related. Talented other music icons are doing her songs, live and recorded, and some of them are showing-up on YouTube, as well. There’s more at Eliza's website, www.elizagilkyson.com.
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Thu, Sep 16, at the L.A. County Fair; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm EXCUSE MY FRENCH, the first all-female, all-French-singing, all-American-born band, performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. Hailing from Diamond Ranch High School, the band's members met in French classes and fell in love with the food, the language, the dances, and most of all, the music of the French-speaking world. In 2010, they won 1st place in the battle of the bands at Diamond Bar High School and were invited to represent the City of Diamond Bar on their day at the Fair. They are said to have fine harmonies, infectious stage presence and unstoppable confidence. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. On the Building 4 Stage.
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7:30 pm CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED performs an electric show of the band’s classically rootsy repertoire at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. It’s STU COOK & DOUG “COSMO” CLIFFORD, the two surviving CCR band members (minus John Fogerty) with added players. And it’s still some of the best American rock ever written, recorded and delivered, including favorites “Born on the Bayou,” “Lodi,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain” and “Proud Mary.” The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. A limited number of free general admission concert tickets is available the day of the concert, once you’re inside the Fair. Tix, $19.50-$100.
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8 pm BLAME SALLY plays a Beverly Hills version of the Bodie House Concert Series, at the Beverly Hills Women’s Club. More soon, here in the Guide. Or, there’s info at www.BodieHouse.com.
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8 pm SUSIE GLAZE & THE HILONESOME BAND, plus the Nashville Old Time Folk Duo JENI & BILLY, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Larry Wines, in his annual “Best of” for Folkworks Magazine, named Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band among the “Top Ten Live Acoustic Bands” in Southern California for 2008, writing "Susie is justifiably endorsed by Appalachian music legend Jean Ritchie, and the band has a fine repertoire of beyond-bluegrass originals from its chief songwriter, Rob Carlson. They can take you up in the hollars, or sound like a female-fronted Asleep at the Wheel."
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The band prides itself in presenting “the best in Bluegrass to Appalachia Americana Folk Fusion,” for an evening of gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new bluegrass inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. Susie's Hilonesome Band is Steve Rankin on mandolin, Rob Carlson on guitar, Fred Sanders on bass and Mark Indictor on fiddle, showcasing the songwriting of lead guitarist Rob Carlson.
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Introducing three new compositions from Rob Carlson at this show, their set will feature work from their critically-acclaimed "Green Kentucky Blues" produced by Laurie Lewis, award-winning "Blue Eyed Darlin'" and classics from the 2002 album "Home On the Hill," with mountain standards from the Jean Ritchie collection, favorites from Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams.
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Known for their mountain harmonies and subtle acoustic arrangements, Jeni & Billy are an internationally touring sweetheart duo. This year they released their third album, Longing for Heaven, to critical acclaim. Maverick Magazine called the album "totally genuine and beautifully melodic" while Bluegrass Unlimited praised the "impressive measures of inspiration, artistry, and austerity" the duo brought to the recording. Their songs and stories of the coalfields of Southwest Virginia and of the people who carve out their living in the Appalachian mountains will have your toes tapping and your heart breaking. More at www.susieglaze.com.
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8 pm monthly “NETTE RADIO SHOWCASE” with PATRICIA BAHIA, ATHENA MARIE, and Nette Radio host ANNETTE CONLON, at Genghis Cohen, 740 N Fairfax, Los Angeles 90046. Joining Annette are JEFF MARSHALL, JOHN DePATIE, & JEFF MADDOX, “doing new songs,” and she expects a special guest. Annette adds, “This may be the last show of the year, so I hope you can make it out!” $8 cover if you print and take this listing.
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8 & 10 pm “WESTERN DAYS & RODEO NIGHTS” at the L.A. County Fair – Fairplex – in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts.
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“MEXICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION” is a demonstration of some elements of a Mexican Rodeo or “Charriada”. Amazing sliding stops, rope tricks, dancing horses and the passé de muerta. It’s a “Celebration of the Charro!”
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There are several parts to this series, continuing on different days during the Fair. Some include music. Details at www.lacountyfair.com/2010/entertainment/documents/WesternDaysandRodeoNightsDescription.pdf .
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(5b) Thursday’s RECURRING
“LOS ANGELES AREA ACOUSTIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES” and related events.
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/thursday-third-thursday-every-month.html
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7:30 pm SUSIE GLAZE AND THE HILONESOME BAND plus BYRON WALLS (New Christie Minstrels / Limeliters alum) play a double-bill for the big 21st anniversary show of the “CAMARILLO CAFÉ CONCERT SERIES” at Camarillo Community Center.
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8 pm ELIZA GILKYSON at McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
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8 pm RICHARD SMITH & JULIE ADAMS: “GUITAR AND CELLO” at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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10 pm KEN O'MALLEY plays the Auld Dubliner in Long Beach.
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19th annual “MILLPOND MUSIC FESTIVAL” with JOE CRAVEN TRIO, SLAID CLEAVES, "STRAY CAT" LEE ROCKER, JO HENLEY, THE BILLS, CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL, LOS PINGUOS, THE ADAM BURNS BAND, OLD COYOTE MOON, OLD MAN LUEDECKE, THE MASANGA MARIMBA ENSEMBLE, IDLE HANDS, MARC ATKINSON QUARTET, SAGE ROMERO & ACA MYA DANCERS, DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN, RICHARD SMITH & JULIE ADAMS, and more, at Millpond County Park, 5 miles N/NE of Bishop; runs Fri-Sun, Sep 17-19
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Fri-Sun, Sep 17-19, in Bishop, CA; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
19th annual “MILLPOND MUSIC FESTIVAL” with JOE CRAVEN TRIO, SLAID CLEAVES, "STRAY CAT" LEE ROCKER, JO HENLEY, THE BILLS, CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL, LOS PINGUOS, THE ADAM BURNS BAND, OLD COYOTE MOON, OLD MAN LUEDECKE, THE MASANGA MARIMBA ENSEMBLE, IDLE HANDS, MARC ATKINSON QUARTET, SAGE ROMERO & ACA MYA DANCERS, DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN, RICHARD SMITH & JULIE ADAMS, and more, at Millpond County Park, 5 miles N/NE of Bishop; www.inyo.org/millpond.asp
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This one always has lots of prominent folk-Americana artists who headline other festivals, and it offers a celebratory last hurrah for summer. Your editor named it in FolkWorks, in his annual “Best Of,” as one of the Best Events of 2008.
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The annual “MILLPOND MUSIC FESTIVAL” brings an eclectic and fine collection of music to one of the most intimate outdoor festival surroundings imaginable. Crossing ethnic and cultural lines in a celebration of life in all its diversity, you can immerse yourself in an exotic mix of music, surrounded by the stunning mountains at autumn's first blush. Eastern Sierra weather and temperatures are ‘purt near perfect in mid-September, so extend your stay and go hiking in the beautiful High Sierra.
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Fri Night, Main Stage:
6:30 Idle Hands Band
7:35 Joe Craven Trio
9:10 Los Fabulocos
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Sat, Main Stage:
1 pm Adam Burns Band
2:10 Richard Smith & Julie Adams
3:20 Jo Henley
4:45 Marc Atkinson
7 Masanga Marimba Band
8:45 "The Stray Cat" Lee Rocker
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Sat, Worshop Tent:
8:30 am Open Mic
9:30 Joe Craven
10:30 Jo Henley
11:30 Richard Smith
12:25 pm Los Pinguos
1:40 Marc Atkinson Quartet
3 TBA
4:15 TBA
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Sun, Main Stage:
9 am Latin Dance Group
10 am Sage Romero & The AcaMya Dancers
11:05 am Old Coyote Moon
12:10 pm Old Man Luedecke
1:20 David Jacobs-Strain
2:35 Slaid Cleaves
4 Celtic Fiddle Festival
5:45 Los Pinguos
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Sun, Worshop Tent:
9 am Open Mic
10:20 Adam Burns Band
11:15 Masanga Marimba Ensemble
12:20 Slaid Cleaves
1:20 Old Man Luedecke
2:30 Sage Romero
3:30 David Jacobs-Strain
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The Millpond Music Festival is located at the base of the Sierra Mountains in Bishop, California. Just like the Woodstock Festival, this weekend event is filled with traditional and contemporary music for the entire family to enjoy. Along with enjoyment from main stage performances, you are invited to bring your own instruments and join in the fun of informal "jams" that take place throughout the weekend. Children can have fun and enjoy the festival by participating in the many activities such as, arts and crafts, a bounce house, playground, swimming pool and special music performances.
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Most people camp. Bishop area lodging, restaurants, and other info at www.bishopVisitor.com. You can call, visit, or email (in advance of the festival) the Inyo Council for the Arts, 137 S Main St, Bishop 93514; phone 760-873-8014; email InyoArts@Inyo.org
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Directions: Approximately 5 miles north west of Bishop on Highway 395, turn south onto Ed Powers Road (the sign is marked with a sign from both directions; this will be a right turn if you are coming from the north, a left turn if you are coming from Bishop and the south). Take the first right onto Sawmill Road, and proceed about one mile to the Millpond County Park, clearly evident on your left. The entrance to the park is on the left, after you have passed the park.
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Advance tix are available online at www.inyo.org/millpond.asp. Full Weekend Pass is $80 (adult); Student (ages 5-18) $25. Senior (age 65 & above) $65.
AT THE GATE, $90 full weekend, adult; Single Day Pass – Fri, adult $25; Sat, adult $35; Sun, adult $35. Student, Single day $15. (Inyo Mono students through grade 8 admitted free with adult.) No firearms or generators, no solicitation on the grounds during the festival.
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Festival Camping (dogs in campground only) - 1 vehicle/campsite, two nights, Fri & Sat:
Site I, Brown’s Campground - RV’s, Trailers, Vehicles or Tents (Dry Camping –no hook-ups). 1 family per site, $45.
Site II, Brown’s Campground - RV’s, Trailers, Vehicles or Tents (With water and electric). 1 family per site. Dogs in campground only. very limited availability, $55.
Site III, Sage Flat or Tennis Courts - RV’s, Trailers, Vehicles or Tents (Dry Camping –no hook-ups) 1 family per site. No dogs allowed, $40.
Site IV, Pondside or Forest - Tents only (Dry Camping –no hook-ups) 1 family per site. No dogs allowed, $35.
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Annual “PASADENA GREEKFEST” at Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia (Baldwin Av exit, south of 210 Fwy) has music, food, Greek dancing and culturally-themed entertainment, vendors, lots of fun even if you’re not Greek, and more.
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The L.A. COUNTY FAIR runs at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. As we do every year, The Guide lists events that we believe will interest our readers. On Saturdays & Sundays (after we expand each week’s listings to include all the events), check the listings beginning in the morning, as many shows are listed once, but repeat several times during the day (those other show times are included in our listings.) The Fair is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, except Labor Day.
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6:30 pm ”THE THREE MUSKETEERS” takes the stage as “FRIDAY FEASTS” with a French buffet return to the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga; 310-455-3723; www.theatricum.com. Dinner is served by swashbuckling swordsmen and saucy chambermaids; limited seating is available every Fri, Sep 3, 10, 17 & 24:
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Dinners begin at 6:30 pm, followed by the 8 pm performance. Tix, with dinner, MUST be purchased at least 48 hours in advance.
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To book your dinner and show package OR to reserve tickets for the performance only, phone 310-455-3723 or go to www.theatricum.com
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Prices for the meal & The Three Musketeers package:
Adults (ages 12 and up): $45. Children under age 12: $20.
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Fri & Sat, Sep 17-18, at the L.A. County Fair:
7, 8:30, 10, & 11 pm LA INTERNACIONAL SONORA SHOW performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. It’s on the Plaza de las Americas Stage. The Fair’s promo says: “When the atmosphere pulsates with a vibrating and explosive sound, then La Internacional Sonora Show must be playing. Their catchy tunes have generated red-hot hits that have become chart-toppers over and over again while the group’s exhilarating live performances have left a lasting impression on audiences worldwide. They perform… cumbia, vallenato, salsa, and meringue, all with indigenous cumbia rhythms that create an electrifying synergy with the audience. [They’re] a favorite among Latinos, and their popularity extends from coast to coast and around the world.” The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. More, www.sonorashow.com.
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Fri, Sep 17, in Camarillo; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm SUSIE GLAZE AND THE HILONESOME BAND plus BYRON WALLS (New Christie Minstrels / Limeliters alum) play a double-bill for the big 21st anniversary show of the “CAMARILLO CAFÉ CONCERT SERIES” at Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E Burnley St (NE corner, Carmen & Burnley), Camarillo; info, 805-523-2682, email WhatsHappening@CamarilloCafe.com and website, www.CamarilloCafe.com. $10 at door (no presale). Sponsored by Pleasant Valley Recreation & Parks District. Emcee is Gary Lynch.
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SUSIE GLAZE, who got her start as a Broadway actress and singer, is an award-winning recording artist and powerhouse vocalist. She’s been described by Bluegrass Unlimited as "...an important voice on the California Bluegrass scene". A native Tennessean, Susie grew up in the shadow of the Grand Ole Opry, learning the craft of country and bluegrass. New York audiences saw Susie's Broadway debut in the original cast of Roger Miller's musical play "Big River." Since relocating to Southern California, Susie has consistently wowed audiences and has released four great CDs. Susie is accompanied by husband STEVE RANKIN on mandolin & guitar, the band’s performing songwriter ROB CARLSON on lead guitar, FRED SANDERS on upright bass, and Hollywood soundtrack fave MARK INDICTOR on fiddle. More at www.susieglaze.com, including reviews and videos.
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BYRON WALLS, an influential force in the folk music scene since the early '60s, is an alumnus of THE TRAVELLERS, BYRON AND HOWARD, THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS, SANDALWOOD, and THE LIMELITERS. He was a staff writer at Warner Brothers Music, and his songs have been recorded by EMMY LOU HARRIS, BURL IVES, GLEN YARBROUGH, THE LIMELITERS, ANDY WILLIAMS, ED AMES, ROY ROGERS, RONNIE MILSAP, RAY CONIFF SINGERS, THE KENDALLS, and DENNIS WEAVER.
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Byron has two self-produced CDs. When asked what he would have you know about him, Byron says, “Tell them I love to perform. Nothing brings me more pleasure than sharing my songs and stories with an audience. I was a singer and lover of good songs before I ever tried to write one. " Walls is funny, hip, defiant, world weary, sardonic and even hopeful, but mostly cool and witty." Says Dave Nathan, in his All Music Guide review. More at www.byronwalls.com
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Doors open for best seats, and open mic signups begin, at 7:30 pm
Open mic begins at 8 pm
Byron Walls performs at 8:40 pm
Break, with refreshments and snacks available, at 9:15 pm
Susie Glaze and the Hilonesome Band perform at 9:40 pm
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Fri, Sep 17; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ELIZA GILKYSON at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497.
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Red House Records recording artist ELIZA GILKYSON is highly acclaimed and has won or been nominated for many top music awards. Writing about her 2004 GRAMMY-nominated "Land of Milk and Honey," the New York Times wrote, "Gilkyson doesn't pull any punches. She graces the music with her lush and passionate voice; a dark and lonely sound, hope and satisfaction, and edgy lyrics with piercing imagery round out the whole."
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She received four awards from Folk Alliance in 2006, and was nominated for Americana Music Association (AMA) Awards for “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” in 2008.
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No Depression magazine called her, "An exquisite weaver of story-songs that strike at the heart of personal experience..." And the St Louis Post Dispatch wrote, "The title ‘artist’ is bestowed on anyone who makes a recording, but in Gilkyson's case it truly applies. ‘Paradise Hotel’ is a poetic, honest album..." The Boston Globe wrote of that album, "Masterfully structured, startlingly intimate songs in a beautifully lived in voice..." The Austin Chronicle gave it 4 stars: "This new offering in her contemporarily flawless oeuvre is tender and cathartic to the point of jubilation, brimming with radio-polished tunes and exquisite traditional folk," while “This is Texas Music” awarded it 5 out of 5 stars, saying, "Paradise Hotel is simply a stunning album. (5/5 stars) One of the most original and influential folk artist of our time."
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SOUTHERN CAL GIGS are included in Eliza’s current tour, with dates at the Caltech Folk Music Series in Pasadena on Saturday, September 11, McCabe’s on Friday, September 17, and the “AMSD” (formerly Acoustic Music San Diego) series in San Diego on Sunday, Sep 19. (The Guide’s events listing has details of each.)
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Eliza, who has performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” is, as Caltech Folk Society bookers Rex Mayreis and Nick Smith observe, “a very talented singer and songwriter, now living in Austin, Texas, that Mecca of fine musicians.” They add, “She has such a fine way with words, and her vocals are so compelling. She's a strong woman who can express the spectrum of feelings and her songs grow and deepen with each listening.”
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She grew up in a musical family with a father renowned for his film scores. Now based in Austin, Texas, her Southern Cal concerts are homecoming events, and her live performance on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” remains a talked-about listener favorite. Her brother TONY GILKYSON is an in-demand L.A. musician, while Eliza plays the world.
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Lots happened for her in 2008. In addition to Eliza’s CD “Beautiful World” (Red House Records), JOAN BAEZ chose two of Eliza’s songs for her own new album, “Day After Tomorrow.” Eliza was chosen to deliver the keynote address to the International Folk Alliance Conference in 2008, and, that year, to perform on the "Songwriter Train" and “Cowboy Train” across Canada with the likes of IAN TYSON, TOM RUSSELL, & MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY. Along with her concert tours, she plays benefits for women’s shelters and environmental causes. Her songs reflect a consciousness of our times and love and longing.
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The splendid NINA GERBER joins Eliza for some of the shows on this tour. NINA GERBER is a guitar wiz who has toured as member of DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY WOMEN, and she has a whooole lotta other stage and studio credits.
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You can hear Eliza sing "Borderline" on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QYuwwEw1Ac&feature=related. Talented other music icons are doing her songs, live and recorded, and some of them are showing-up on YouTube, as well. There’s more at Eliza's website, www.elizagilkyson.com.
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8 pm RICHARD SMITH & JULIE ADAMS: “GUITAR AND CELLO” at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Richard and Julie’s ever changing repertoire will include a wide variety of music from Scott Joplin Rags, Sousa marches, Mozart, fiddle tunes, standards, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed tunes, Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz, Bach, Beatles tunes, pop tunes, Chopin, originals, lightning fast barn-burners to beautiful ballads. This promises to be an outstanding blend of virtuoso musicianship and vocals. Richard’s flawless technique and Julie’s lyrical style and luscious tone, will have your toes tapping , melt your heartstrings and have your jaws hanging open. More, www.richardsmithmusic.com. Tix, $15.
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10 pm KEN O'MALLEY plays the Auld Dubliner, 71 S Pine Av, Long Beach 90802; 562-437-8300[ www.aulddubliner.com. More at www.kenomalley.com
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(5b) Friday’s RECURRING
“LOS ANGELES AREA ACOUSTIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES” and related events.
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THERE ARE 23 ADDITIONAL EVENTS, TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/friday-third-friday-every-month.html
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(1) Saturday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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Annual “JULIAN BANJO-FIDDLE CONTEST AND MUSIC FESTIVAL” celebrates its 40th year at Frank Lane Field, in the mountain community of Julian, east of San Diego. Runs Sat & Sun, Sep 18 & 19.
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19th annual “MILLPOND MUSIC FESTIVAL” with JOE CRAVEN TRIO, SLAID CLEAVES, "STRAY CAT" LEE ROCKER, JO HENLEY, THE BILLS, CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL, LOS PINGUOS, THE ADAM BURNS BAND, OLD COYOTE MOON, OLD MAN LUEDECKE, THE MASANGA MARIMBA ENSEMBLE, IDLE HANDS, MARC ATKINSON QUARTET, SAGE ROMERO & ACA MYA DANCERS, DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN, RICHARD SMITH & JULIE ADAMS, and more, at Millpond County Park, 5 miles N/NE of Bishop; runs Fri-Sun, Sep 17-19
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2:30 pm MICHAEL HERALDA’S “AZTEC STORIES” presents his “Seven Warrior Foods” program at the Live Oak Library (L.A. County branch library) in Arcadia.
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7:30 pm THE BROWNE SISTERS & GEORGE CAVANAUGH play the “San Diego Folk Heritage” series in Encinitas.
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7 pm SLIGO RAGS at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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7:30 pm CLAUDIA RUSSELL & THE FOLK UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA plus old time folk duo JENI & BILLY opening, at “The Living Tradition” concert series in Anaheim.
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8 pm ELIZABETH COOK at McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
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8 pm BILL BOURNE & ERNEST TROOST share a double-bill at the California Traditional Music Society - Center for Folk Music, in Encino.
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8 pm LINE FORMS HEAR at The Fret House in Covina.
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8 pm ELIZA GILKYSON & NINA GERBER plus Canadian duo DALA at the “Sings Like Hell” series at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.
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Sat & Sun, Sep 18 & 19, east of San Diego; festival; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
Annual “JULIAN BANJO-FIDDLE CONTEST AND MUSIC FESTIVAL” celebrates its 40th year at Frank Lane Field, in the mountain community of Julian, east of San Diego. A variety of traditional music is featured both days. The Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, and Mandolin Contests are on Saturday only. There will be an Open Mic stage and lots of Jamming Opportunities all weekend. Organizers say, “if you are a player, start getting ready! Teachers - let your students know - encourage them to enter.” The Julian event is the one of the oldest festivals in California. Many of the finest stringed instrument artists of today participated in the Julian contest when they were just getting started - NICKEL CREEK, STUART DUNCAN, ALLISON BROWN, and JOHN MOORE among the many. Come to Julian in September to participate in a continuation of music history. More info, and the 2010 Entry Form are online at www.julianbanjofiddle.com
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Sat, Sep 18, in San Diego; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm THE BROWNE SISTERS & GEORGE CAVANAUGH play the “San Diego Folk Heritage” series at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas; 858-566-4040; www.sdfolkheritage.org . More at www.brownesisters.com
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Sat, Sep 18; Fri-Sun, Sep 17-19, in Bishop, CA; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
19th annual “MILLPOND MUSIC FESTIVAL” with JOE CRAVEN TRIO, SLAID CLEAVES, "STRAY CAT" LEE ROCKER, JO HENLEY, THE BILLS, CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL, LOS PINGUOS, THE ADAM BURNS BAND, OLD COYOTE MOON, OLD MAN LUEDECKE, THE MASANGA MARIMBA ENSEMBLE, IDLE HANDS, MARC ATKINSON QUARTET, SAGE ROMERO & ACA MYA DANCERS, DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN, RICHARD SMITH & JULIE ADAMS, and more, at Millpond County Park, 5 miles N/NE of Bishop; www.inyo.org/millpond.asp
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This one always has lots of prominent folk-Americana artists who headline other festivals, and it offers a celebratory last hurrah for summer. Your editor named it in FolkWorks, in his annual “Best Of,” as one of the Best Events of 2008.
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The annual “MILLPOND MUSIC FESTIVAL” brings an eclectic and fine collection of music to one of the most intimate outdoor festival surroundings imaginable. Crossing ethnic and cultural lines in a celebration of life in all its diversity, you can immerse yourself in an exotic mix of music, surrounded by the stunning mountains at autumn's first blush. Eastern Sierra weather and temperatures are ‘purt near perfect in mid-September, so extend your stay and go hiking in the beautiful High Sierra.
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Fri Night, Main Stage:
6:30 Idle Hands Band
7:35 Joe Craven Trio
9:10 Los Fabulocos
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Sat, Main Stage:
1 pm Adam Burns Band
2:10 Richard Smith & Julie Adams
3:20 Jo Henley
4:45 Marc Atkinson
7 Masanga Marimba Band
8:45 "The Stray Cat" Lee Rocker
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Sat, Worshop Tent:
8:30 am Open Mic
9:30 Joe Craven
10:30 Jo Henley
11:30 Richard Smith
12:25 pm Los Pinguos
1:40 Marc Atkinson Quartet
3 TBA
4:15 TBA
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Sun, Main Stage:
9 am Latin Dance Group
10 am Sage Romero & The AcaMya Dancers
11:05 am Old Coyote Moon
12:10 pm Old Man Luedecke
1:20 David Jacobs-Strain
2:35 Slaid Cleaves
4 Celtic Fiddle Festival
5:45 Los Pinguos
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Sun, Worshop Tent:
9 am Open Mic
10:20 Adam Burns Band
11:15 Masanga Marimba Ensemble
12:20 Slaid Cleaves
1:20 Old Man Luedecke
2:30 Sage Romero
3:30 David Jacobs-Strain
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The Millpond Music Festival is located at the base of the Sierra Mountains in Bishop, California. Just like the Woodstock Festival, this weekend event is filled with traditional and contemporary music for the entire family to enjoy. Along with enjoyment from main stage performances, you are invited to bring your own instruments and join in the fun of informal "jams" that take place throughout the weekend. Children can have fun and enjoy the festival by participating in the many activities such as, arts and crafts, a bounce house, playground, swimming pool and special music performances.
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Most people camp. Bishop area lodging, restaurants, and other info at www.bishopVisitor.com. You can call, visit, or email (in advance of the festival) the Inyo Council for the Arts, 137 S Main St, Bishop 93514; phone 760-873-8014; email InyoArts@Inyo.org
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Directions: Approximately 5 miles north west of Bishop on Highway 395, turn south onto Ed Powers Road (the sign is marked with a sign from both directions; this will be a right turn if you are coming from the north, a left turn if you are coming from Bishop and the south). Take the first right onto Sawmill Road, and proceed about one mile to the Millpond County Park, clearly evident on your left. The entrance to the park is on the left, after you have passed the park.
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Advance tix are available online at www.inyo.org/millpond.asp. Full Weekend Pass is $80 (adult); Student (ages 5-18) $25. Senior (age 65 & above) $65.
AT THE GATE, $90 full weekend, adult; Single Day Pass – Fri, adult $25; Sat, adult $35; Sun, adult $35. Student, Single day $15. (Inyo Mono students through grade 8 admitted free with adult.) No firearms or generators, no solicitation on the grounds during the festival.
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Festival Camping (dogs in campground only) - 1 vehicle/campsite, two nights, Fri & Sat:
Site I, Brown’s Campground - RV’s, Trailers, Vehicles or Tents (Dry Camping –no hook-ups). 1 family per site, $45.
Site II, Brown’s Campground - RV’s, Trailers, Vehicles or Tents (With water and electric). 1 family per site. Dogs in campground only. very limited availability, $55.
Site III, Sage Flat or Tennis Courts - RV’s, Trailers, Vehicles or Tents (Dry Camping –no hook-ups) 1 family per site. No dogs allowed, $40.
Site IV, Pondside or Forest - Tents only (Dry Camping –no hook-ups) 1 family per site. No dogs allowed, $35.
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Sat, Sep 18; Fri-Sun, Sep 17-19:
Annual “PASADENA GREEKFEST” at Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia (Baldwin Av exit, south of 210 Fwy) has music, food, Greek dancing and culturally-themed entertainment, vendors, lots of fun even if you’re not Greek, and more.
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The L.A. COUNTY FAIR runs at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. As we do every year, The Guide lists events that we believe will interest our readers. On Saturdays & Sundays (after we expand each week’s listings to include all the events), check the listings beginning in the morning, as many shows are listed once, but repeat several times during the day (those other show times are included in our listings.) The Fair is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, except Labor Day.
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(5a) Saturday’s TODAY-AND-TONIGHT-ONLY
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Sat, Sep 18:
9 am-4 pm “MONTROSE ART WALK” in the 2300 & 2400 blocks of Honolulu Av, Montrose. Billed as, “Musicians playing, great family outing. Watch artists work while strolling along the tree-lined Honolulu Avenue.” Info, call Montrose Chamber of Commerce, 818-249-7171. Runs May 8, Jul 10, Sep 18, Nov 13.
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Sat, Sep 18; festival, in Palmdale:
Noon-9 pm annual “GRACEFEST AV” returns for its 3rd year, with headliners BIG DADDY WEAVE, BARLOWGIRL, & AARON SHUST, all of whom have been Dove award nominees or winners, plus a special performance by dominic bali, a Christian reggae artist. Gates open at 11:30 am and local artists begin performing at noon, including Central Christian’s Worship Band, Highlands Worship Band and AngelSong by Angela Hearn’s. Christian artists Bold Witness are openers. Venue is in Palmdale. Info & tix, www.gracefestav.com; 661-265-6069.
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GraceFest AV is a fundraiser for the Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley. Funds raised go to numerous local Christian school scholarship programs to provide further education. The Kids Charities of the AV was founded in 2000 by Ron Emard. Ron is the Managing Partner at Robertson Palmdale Honda in Palmdale and Dealer Principal at Antelope Valley Harley Davidson in Lancaster. Ron and his wife Yvette are known for their untiring devotion to kids in need and have been actively involved in the community since the mid 1980's. Year to date Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley has raised over $2.8 million for the kids from various local fundraising events.
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Carry-in food and coolers permitted. Blankets and beach chairs encouraged, beach umbrellas for shade are permitted until 5:30 pm. Sunscreen, hats/caps and light-colored clothing suggested. Alcoholic beverages, smoking and pets strictly prohibited. Numerous food and beverage vendors available.
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All seating is festival style on grass and there is no reserved seating other than a small area for sponsors. Ages 12 and under free; age 13-19, $5 with a student ID. Online tickets available at www.gracefestav.com. Advance tix also available at City of Palmdale Parks and Recreation (38260 10th St E, in Palmdale), and at local businesses and churches. Adult tix $15 advance, $20 gate.
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Sat, Sep 18; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
2:30 pm MICHAEL HERALDA’S “AZTEC STORIES” presents his “Seven Warrior Foods” program at the Live Oak Library (L.A. County branch library), 4153 E Live Oak Av, Arcadia 91006. Using Native American indigenous instruments, Michael presents a musically fascinating and highly informative (and interactive) program that shares stories and information on corn, beans, squash, chili, nopal, chia, and amaranth – all highly nutritive foods that can enhance our lives today and keep us in good health, as they did for Native North Americans for thousands of years. These are the foods of native peoples from the southwest and Mexico. Michael says, “I look forward to sharing music, stories, and songs with you.” His greater Los Angeles-area shows this month will be followed by a week-long tour (9 presentations) in Chicago – including one at the Old Town School of Folk Music! More at www.aztecstories.com. Free.
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Sat, Sep 18; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm SLIGO RAGS at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Some bands are outstanding, playing live, anywhere. Some do best in particular venues. Both those things are true when this group plays this venue.
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Named among the top acoustic bands in L.A. by Larry Wines in his annual “Best of” feature for Folkworks Magazine in 2008, and two-time winners of the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk Band, this exciting ensemble presents Irish Folk with a decidedly bluegrass attitude. Sligo Rags is taking the local and not-so-local Folk and Celtic music scenes by storm with a unique blend of eclectic musical influences.
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Dan Miller of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine says “These guys have it all – great vocals, lots of energy, captivating songs, well executed arrangements, and tasteful solos.”
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Their debut studio recording, "The Night Before the Morning After", was called "the best I've heard from a stateside band" by Celtic Beat Magazine, while their sophomore effort, “The Whiskey Never Lies,” (called “the best from the West Coast Celts in many years” by Shay Clark of the Irish-American News), was named one of the Top 10 of 2007 by Folkworks.
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Don’t be surprised if elements of country, gypsy jazz and swing manage to sneak their way into the act as well. Award-winning flatpicking and fingerstyle guitarist David Burns (recently featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine), fiddler extraordinaire Michael Kelly, world-renowned bassist Gordon Rustvold, and percussion whiz-kid Jonathan Baer are guaranteed to fill the room and your lives with electricity. They may give you a good laugh or two along the way as well.
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"Sligo Rags have mastered the ability to take songs from a time gone by and make them fresh and relevant for a modern audience. Their passion for the music and their willingness to take risks combine for an outstanding live show."--Music Connection.
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"…A ‘money back, no questions asked if you are not thrilled’ act. Bring friends. Dynamic, up tempo, multi-talented. A fusion that just crackles." – Bob Stane, The Coffee Gallery Backstage. Tix, $18.
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Sat, Sep 18, at the L.A. County Fair:
7, 8:30, 10, & 11 pm LA INTERNACIONAL SONORA SHOW performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. It’s on the Plaza de las Americas Stage. The Fair’s promo says: “When the atmosphere pulsates with a vibrating and explosive sound, then La Internacional Sonora Show must be playing. Their catchy tunes have generated red-hot hits that have become chart-toppers over and over again while the group’s exhilarating live performances have left a lasting impression on audiences worldwide. They perform… cumbia, vallenato, salsa, and meringue, all with indigenous cumbia rhythms that create an electrifying synergy with the audience. [They’re] a favorite among Latinos, and their popularity extends from coast to coast and around the world.” The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. More, www.sonorashow.com.
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Sat, Sep 18, at the L.A. County Fair:
7, 8:30, 10, & 11:30 pm POWERHOUSE performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. They combine innovative tap, precision clogging, and stomp into their dance routine. Their members are selected from the best competitive dancers in the country. Audiences clap along and stomp their feet as they see, learn about, and even try percussive dance. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. More at www.powerhousedance.net. On the Coca-Cola Stage,
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Sat, Sep 18, in OC; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm CLAUDIA RUSSELL & THE FOLK UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA plus old time folk duo JENI & BILLY opening, at “The Living Tradition” concert series in the Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim; 949-646-1964; www.thelivingtradition.org.
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CLAUDIA RUSSELL and her outrageously big band are a Bay Area favorite, and quite excellent, as they proved when they performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.”
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Plus, opening act JENI & BILLY, the acclaimed Old Time Folk Duo from Nashville. More at www.jeniandbilly.com
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Sat, Sep 18, in San Diego; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm THE BROWNE SISTERS & GEORGE CAVANAUGH play the “San Diego Folk Heritage” series at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas; 858-566-4040; www.sdfolkheritage.org . More at www.brownesisters.com
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Sat, Sep 18; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ELIZABETH COOK at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. More at www.elizabeth-cook.com. Tix, $15.
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Sat, Sep 18; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm BILL BOURNE & ERNEST TROOST share a double-bill at the California Traditional Music Society - Center for Folk Music, in Encino Community Park, 16953 Ventura Bl, Encino; 818-817-7756; www.ctmsfolkmusic.org. Series is co-produced by CTMS and Paniolo Productions.
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ERNEST TROOST won the big prize two years ago at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. He’s L.A.’s resident Piedmont Blues expert, a fine songwriter, and a multiple music Emmy winning composer. He’s performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” and earned a “Listener Favorite” track there.
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Sat, Sep 18; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm LINE FORMS HEAR at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; frethouse@earthlink.net; www.frethouse.com. Line Forms Hear is a guitar trio with classical, jazz, and rock influences known for pushing musical and technical boundaries. The trio began in 2009 as collaboration between guitarists JEFF YOUNG (ex-Megadeth), SCOTT MORRIS and STEVEN THACHUK, with JULIAN CORYELL joining in early 2010. Performing music as varied as their individual backgrounds, their debut concert tour took them to venues and festivals throughout Europe and the United States including appearances at England's Bath Festival, Dominguez Hills Guitar Festival, Orlando's Music Cafe Television Show, the Midwest, Westcoast and Southeast.
t century mixed in with originals by siblings David and Marguerite Millard. Their soulful, vocal harmonies rubbing up against some rambunctious licks will help you re-imagine what folk music is. Doors at 7:30 pm for best seats. Tix, $15.
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Sat, Sep 18, in Santa Barbara; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ELIZA GILKYSON & NINA GERBER plus Canadian duo DALA at the “Sings Like Hell” series at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E.Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara; 805-963-0761; www.lobero.com. Series and show info, www.singslikehell.com.
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THIS is quite an evening. If you are not familiar with DALA, they are doing two concerts of their own in the coming week. But them, PLUS headliner ELIZA GILKYSON accompanied by guitar wiz NINA GERBER, well, that is something; special, indeed!
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Red House Records recording artist ELIZA GILKYSON is highly acclaimed and has won or been nominated for many top music awards. Writing about her 2004 GRAMMY-nominated "Land of Milk and Honey," the New York Times wrote, "Gilkyson doesn't pull any punches. She graces the music with her lush and passionate voice; a dark and lonely sound, hope and satisfaction, and edgy lyrics with piercing imagery round out the whole."
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She received four awards from Folk Alliance in 2006, and was nominated for Americana Music Association (AMA) Awards for “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” in 2008.
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No Depression magazine called her, "An exquisite weaver of story-songs that strike at the heart of personal experience..." And the St Louis Post Dispatch wrote, "The title ‘artist’ is bestowed on anyone who makes a recording, but in Gilkyson's case it truly applies. ‘Paradise Hotel’ is a poetic, honest album..." The Boston Globe wrote of that album, "Masterfully structured, startlingly intimate songs in a beautifully lived in voice..." The Austin Chronicle gave it 4 stars: "This new offering in her contemporarily flawless oeuvre is tender and cathartic to the point of jubilation, brimming with radio-polished tunes and exquisite traditional folk," while “This is Texas Music” awarded it 5 out of 5 stars, saying, "Paradise Hotel is simply a stunning album. (5/5 stars) One of the most original and influential folk artist of our time."
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SOUTHERN CAL GIGS are included in Eliza’s current tour, with dates at the Caltech Folk Music Series in Pasadena on Saturday, September 11, McCabe’s on Friday, September 17, and the “AMSD” (formerly Acoustic Music San Diego) series in San Diego tonight. (The Guide’s events listing has details of each.)
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Eliza, who has performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” is, as Caltech Folk Society bookers Rex Mayreis and Nick Smith observe, “a very talented singer and songwriter, now living in Austin, Texas, that Mecca of fine musicians.” They add, “She has such a fine way with words, and her vocals are so compelling. She's a strong woman who can express the spectrum of feelings and her songs grow and deepen with each listening.”
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She grew up in a musical family with a father renowned for his film scores. Now based in Austin, Texas, her Southern Cal concerts are homecoming events, and her live performance on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” remains a talked-about listener favorite. Her brother TONY GILKYSON is an in-demand L.A. musician, while Eliza plays the world.
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Lots happened for her in 2008. In addition to Eliza’s CD “Beautiful World” (Red House Records), JOAN BAEZ chose two of Eliza’s songs for her own new album, “Day After Tomorrow.” Eliza was chosen to deliver the keynote address to the International Folk Alliance Conference in 2008, and, that year, to perform on the "Songwriter Train" and “Cowboy Train” across Canada with the likes of IAN TYSON, TOM RUSSELL, & MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY. Along with her concert tours, she plays benefits for women’s shelters and environmental causes. Her songs reflect a consciousness of our times and love and longing.
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The splendid NINA GERBER joins Eliza for some of the shows on this tour. NINA GERBER is a guitar wiz who has toured as member of DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY WOMEN, and she has a whooole lotta other stage and studio credits.
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You can hear Eliza sing "Borderline" on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QYuwwEw1Ac&feature=related. Talented other music icons are doing her songs, live and recorded, and some of them are showing-up on YouTube, as well. There’s more at Eliza's website, www.elizagilkyson.com.
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DALA, the splendid Canadian indie music duo and darlings of the Canadian music scene, are AMANDA WALTHER & SHEILA CARABINE. The duo's name was formed by combining the last two letters of each artist's name. They have come a long way in a short time.
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The duo's PBS special, “Girls from the North Country,” was recently broadcast across North America and GREATLY impressed the editor of the Guide.
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Additionally, Dala won the 2010 Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Folk Artist.
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"[They are] the angels of folk music. Ethereal, eloquent, and downright beautiful, the music they create is faultlessly performed..." - Exclaim!
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Dala has toured across Canada six times, opening for such artists as Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Stuart McLean of the CBC's Vinyl Cafe, and, most recently, Chantal Kreviazuk. It has also performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the Edmonton Folk Festival, California's Strawberry Festival, and Mariposa. In 2009 it was the only Canadian act invited to play at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival.
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“Everyone Is Someone,” Dala's new album, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. It earned the vocalists their fifth Canadian Folk Music Award nomination and was named "Album of the Year" by The Irish Post. The song "Horses," which speaks to the heartbreak and hope of a young man dealing with disability, was nominated by National Public Radio in the US as one of the Top 10 folk songs of 2009.
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Sat, Sep 18:
8 pm BILL MIZE plays Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City; www.boulevardmusic.com; 310-398-2583. Venue’s web site has a helpful local dining guide. More at www.billmize.com
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(5b) Saturday’s RECURRING
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THERE ARE 31 (egads, Thirty-One!) ADDITIONAL EVENTS, TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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(1) Sunday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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5-9 pm “GRAND OLE ECHO” brings the splendid GWENDOLYN and her band, performing songs from their upcoming country album, “BRIGHT LIGHT,” plus performances by DAVID BROTHERS, and PETE ANDERSON, at The Echo in Echo Park.
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7 pm CHRISTINE LAVIN & CLAUDIA RUSSELL play a rather incredible double-bill booking for a small venue, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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7 pm “¡VIVA MEXICO!” with OZOMATLI, LOS SUPER SEVEN, MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND, MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES, & GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY, is the only “mainstream” offering in “KCRW's World Festival” series at the Hollywood Bowl.
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7 pm PETER HIMMELMAN at McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
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7:30 pm “MARIACHI USA® FIESTA” at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona.
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7:30 pm ELIZA GILKYSON performs at the “Acoustic Music San Diego” series.
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Annual “JULIAN BANJO-FIDDLE CONTEST AND MUSIC FESTIVAL” celebrates its 40th year at Frank Lane Field, in the mountain community of Julian, east of San Diego. Runs Sat & Sun, Sep 18 & 19.
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19th annual “MILLPOND MUSIC FESTIVAL” with JOE CRAVEN TRIO, SLAID CLEAVES, "STRAY CAT" LEE ROCKER, JO HENLEY, THE BILLS, CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL, LOS PINGUOS, THE ADAM BURNS BAND, OLD COYOTE MOON, OLD MAN LUEDECKE, THE MASANGA MARIMBA ENSEMBLE, IDLE HANDS, MARC ATKINSON QUARTET, SAGE ROMERO & ACA MYA DANCERS, DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN, RICHARD SMITH & JULIE ADAMS, and more, at Millpond County Park, 5 miles N/NE of Bishop; runs Fri-Sun, Sep 17-19
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Sun, Sep 19, in Temecula:
Noon-9 pm “SIMPLY SHARON'S ZYDECO FESTIVAL & CRAWFISH BOIL” at Simply Sharon's, 27464 Jefferson Av, Temecula; 951-308-0016. Acts tba…
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Annual “JULIAN BANJO-FIDDLE CONTEST AND MUSIC FESTIVAL” celebrates its 40th year at Frank Lane Field, in the mountain community of Julian, east of San Diego. A variety of traditional music is featured both days. The Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, and Mandolin Contests are on Saturday only. There will be an Open Mic stage and lots of Jamming Opportunities all weekend. Organizers say, “if you are a player, start getting ready! Teachers - let your students know - encourage them to enter.” The Julian event is the one of the oldest festivals in California. Many of the finest stringed instrument artists of today participated in the Julian contest when they were just getting started - NICKEL CREEK, STUART DUNCAN, ALLISON BROWN, and JOHN MOORE among the many. Come to Julian in September to participate in a continuation of music history. More info, and the 2010 Entry Form are online at www.julianbanjofiddle.com
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Sun, Sep 19; Fri-Sun, Sep 17-19, in Bishop, CA; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
19th annual “MILLPOND MUSIC FESTIVAL” with JOE CRAVEN TRIO, SLAID CLEAVES, "STRAY CAT" LEE ROCKER, JO HENLEY, THE BILLS, CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL, LOS PINGUOS, THE ADAM BURNS BAND, OLD COYOTE MOON, OLD MAN LUEDECKE, THE MASANGA MARIMBA ENSEMBLE, IDLE HANDS, MARC ATKINSON QUARTET, SAGE ROMERO & ACA MYA DANCERS, DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN, RICHARD SMITH & JULIE ADAMS, and more, at Millpond County Park, 5 miles N/NE of Bishop; www.inyo.org/millpond.asp
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This one always has lots of prominent folk-Americana artists who headline other festivals, and it offers a celebratory last hurrah for summer. Your editor named it in FolkWorks, in his annual “Best Of,” as one of the Best Events of 2008.
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7:30 pm ELIZA GILKYSON performs at the “Acoustic Music San Diego” series at 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego 92116; www.amsdconcerts.com; 619-303-8176.
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Red House Records recording artist ELIZA GILKYSON is highly acclaimed and has won or been nominated for many top music awards. Writing about her 2004 GRAMMY-nominated "Land of Milk and Honey," the New York Times wrote, "Gilkyson doesn't pull any punches. She graces the music with her lush and passionate voice; a dark and lonely sound, hope and satisfaction, and edgy lyrics with piercing imagery round out the whole."
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She received four awards from Folk Alliance in 2006, and was nominated for Americana Music Association (AMA) Awards for “Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” in 2008.
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No Depression magazine called her, "An exquisite weaver of story-songs that strike at the heart of personal experience..." And the St Louis Post Dispatch wrote, "The title ‘artist’ is bestowed on anyone who makes a recording, but in Gilkyson's case it truly applies. ‘Paradise Hotel’ is a poetic, honest album..." The Boston Globe wrote of that album, "Masterfully structured, startlingly intimate songs in a beautifully lived in voice..." The Austin Chronicle gave it 4 stars: "This new offering in her contemporarily flawless oeuvre is tender and cathartic to the point of jubilation, brimming with radio-polished tunes and exquisite traditional folk," while “This is Texas Music” awarded it 5 out of 5 stars, saying, "Paradise Hotel is simply a stunning album. (5/5 stars) One of the most original and influential folk artist of our time."
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SOUTHERN CAL GIGS are included in Eliza’s current tour, with dates at the Caltech Folk Music Series in Pasadena on Saturday, September 11, McCabe’s on Friday, September 17, and the “AMSD” (formerly Acoustic Music San Diego) series in San Diego tonight. (The Guide’s events listing has details of each.)
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Eliza, who has performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” is, as Caltech Folk Society bookers Rex Mayreis and Nick Smith observe, “a very talented singer and songwriter, now living in Austin, Texas, that Mecca of fine musicians.” They add, “She has such a fine way with words, and her vocals are so compelling. She's a strong woman who can express the spectrum of feelings and her songs grow and deepen with each listening.”
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She grew up in a musical family with a father renowned for his film scores. Now based in Austin, Texas, her Southern Cal concerts are homecoming events, and her live performance on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” remains a talked-about listener favorite. Her brother TONY GILKYSON is an in-demand L.A. musician, while Eliza plays the world.
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Lots happened for her in 2008. In addition to Eliza’s CD “Beautiful World” (Red House Records), JOAN BAEZ chose two of Eliza’s songs for her own new album, “Day After Tomorrow.” Eliza was chosen to deliver the keynote address to the International Folk Alliance Conference in 2008, and, that year, to perform on the "Songwriter Train" and “Cowboy Train” across Canada with the likes of IAN TYSON, TOM RUSSELL, & MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY. Along with her concert tours, she plays benefits for women’s shelters and environmental causes. Her songs reflect a consciousness of our times and love and longing.
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The splendid NINA GERBER joins Eliza for some of the shows on this tour. NINA GERBER is a guitar wiz who has toured as member of DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY WOMEN, and she has a whooole lotta other stage and studio credits.
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You can hear Eliza sing "Borderline" on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QYuwwEw1Ac&feature=related. Talented other music icons are doing her songs, live and recorded, and some of them are showing-up on YouTube, as well. There’s more at Eliza's website, www.elizagilkyson.com.
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Annual “PASADENA GREEKFEST” at Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia (Baldwin Av exit, south of 210 Fwy) has music, food, Greek dancing and culturally-themed entertainment, vendors, lots of fun even if you’re not Greek, and more.
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The L.A. COUNTY FAIR runs at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. As we do every year, The Guide lists events that we believe will interest our readers. On Saturdays & Sundays (after we expand each week’s listings to include all the events), check the listings beginning in the morning, as many shows are listed once, but repeat several times during the day (those other show times are included in our listings.) The Fair is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, except Labor Day.
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7:30 pm Annual “MARIACHI USA® FIESTA.”
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Sun, Sep 19, in Temecula:
Noon-9 pm “SIMPLY SHARON'S ZYDECO FESTIVAL & CRAWFISH BOIL” at Simply Sharon's, 27464 Jefferson Av, Temecula; 951-308-0016. Acts tba…
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Sun, Sep 19; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
5-9 pm “GRAND OLE ECHO” brings the splendid GWENDOLYN and her band, performing songs from their upcoming country album, “BRIGHT LIGHT,” plus performances by DAVID BROTHERS, and guitar wizard PETE ANDERSON, at The Echo, 1822 Sunset Bl, Echo Park 90026. More at www.gwendolyn.net. Show has all ages, no cover. Venue has a full bar and there’s a basic BBQ available out back.
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Sun, Sep 19; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm CHRISTINE LAVIN & CLAUDIA RUSSELL play a rather incredible double-bill booking for a small venue, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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7 pm “¡VIVA MEXICO!” with OZOMATLI, LOS SUPER SEVEN, MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND, MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES, & GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY, is the only “mainstream” offering in “KCRW's World Festival” series at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232; www.hollywoodbowl.com. This will be a partly electric, partly-acoustic, partly traditional, partly world-beatish show, so be aware what you’ll encounter.
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Sun, Sep 19; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm PETER HIMMELMAN at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. More at www.peterhimmelman.com. Tix, $20.
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7:30 pm “MARIACHI USA® FIESTA” at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. It’s an annual concurrent-with-the-Fair festival, at the Fair. It’s billed as “An unforgettable uplifting Mariachi experience that keeps the audience dancing, laughing and singing.” The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. A limited number of free general admission concert tickets is available the day of the concert, once you’re inside the Fair. Tix, $18.50-$75.
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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9-11:30 pm “IRISH MUSIC SESSION” weekly at Celtic Arts Center’s shared location, Theatre Unlimited, 10943 Camarillo St, North Hollywood 91602; 818-760-8322; www.celticartscenter.com. Schedule every Monday is “Irish Language Workshop” at 7 pm, followed by the “Irish Céilí Dance Workshop” at 8 pm, then comes Southern California's longest running traditional Celtic music seisiún, from 9-11:30 pm. Free.
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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7:30 pm MURPHY'S FLAW plays the monthly “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” series, hosted by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California (BASC) at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana.
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Tue, Sep 21-Sun, Sep 26, in Prague in the Czech Republic:
“PLAY PRAGUE” MUSIC CONFERENCE AND CONCERT is a 6-day event, with seminars / workshops by Nashville award-winning music industry professionals, showcases by artists and bands, and talent competitions to perform in the closing concert which will be webcast live on Sep 25. More at www.playprague.com.
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7 pm “An Evening with FURTHUR, featuring PHIL LESH & BOB WEIR” at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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GRATEFUL DEAD members PHIL LESH & BOB WEIR continue their musical adventure with their new band FURTHUR. The venue’s promo says, “Fans can expect Lesh & Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with an all star band. New and old fans of the Grateful Dead alike will be entranced as Phil & Bob take the musical journey “furthur”, exploring some of the Grateful Dead’s most beloved songs in a tour that promises to keep the feet stomping and the bodies shaking.”
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FURTHUR includes keyboardist JEFF CHIMENTI (RatDog), drummer JOE RUSSO (Benevento - Russo Duo, Trey Anastasio), and guitarist JOHN KADLECIK (Dark Star Orchestra). More at www.furthur.net
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7:30 pm MURPHY'S FLAW plays the monthly “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” series, hosted by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California (BASC) at Braemar Country Club, 4401 Reseda Bl, Tarzana. Info, contact Harley at 818-221-4680 or bascinfo@socalbluegrass.org.
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MURPHY'S FLAW is an award-winning bluegrass band with fine musicianship and really funny on-stage humor. They’ve been expanding their lineup, and they delighted the full-house crowd at the summer outdoor concert finale at Peter Strauss Ranch on Sep 12.
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8 pm THE BYRDS COLLECTIVE at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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It’s “Byrds Week” at the venue, with this tribute band tonight, and ex-BYRDS members JOHN YORK & BILLY DARNELL playing their reunion show here on Thursday.
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THE BYRDS COLLECTIVE takes you back to L.A.'s "hip" music scene of Ciro's, The Troubador, and The Whisky A Go Go, when those were the great music hot spots in the 1960s, when folk rock emerged from the shadows of the Beatles and other "British Invasion" groups. The five members of THE BYRDS COLLECTIVE reproduce the exciting sounds of The Byrds between 1965 and 1970. From the opening chords of "Mr. Tambourine Man," you'll swear that Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Gene Clarke, Chris Hillman and Michael Clark have reunited for one more concert.
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Venue impresario BOB STANE says, “THE BYRDS COLLECTIVE faithfully recreates The Byrds' unique sound, right down to the vintage Rickenbacker 12-string the group made so popular. Everything is as it was – the harmonies, the ‘jingle-jangle’ guitars, the driving bass and the steady beat of the drums. No synthesizers and no tape loops are used. It's just about the music and how it was made back in 1965. Come share the history and music of The Byrds, performed by THE BYRDS COLLECTIVE.” More at www.thebyrdscollective.com. Tix, $18.
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9:30 pm PRESTON SMITH plays The Fox and Hounds, 11100 Ventura Bl, Studio City; 818-763-7837. More at www.prestonsmith.com.
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"Preston is a singing, guitar-and-harmonica playing virtuoso of blues and jazz, which makes him a great fit. His stuff is upbeat, intelligent and classy, he's known for his widespread appeal to a variety of audiences and some say his music knows no boundaries. While Smith's songwriting skills have received a big thumbs up from critics all over the map, his live gigs are legendary." - John Sollenberger, in the Pasadena Weekly.
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Preston is celebrated as, "An exceptional, gutsy singer, songwriter, and guitarist…a phenomenal artist, who appeals to all types of music lovers, Preston always "delivers!" Whether he's wailing on the harmonica, or singing through a megaphone, the audiences love him!" - University Reporter
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"Indeed, Preston is a man of melody. Talent oozes from him. As a vocalist, his delivery possesses a subtle growl charismatic of the great bluesmen of past decades. His snarlin' guitar sound blends with his screamin' harmonica work to produce a raw, soulful treat for any music lover. He has been known to break into a guitar solo using his tongue." - Santa Clarita Signal.
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"…originals that could easily sound good on the airwaves of your local triple A stations…" - Entertainment Today
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"Smith writes memorable songs. Tunes that you hum in the shower for weeks after seeing the band."
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Preston has performed on many live radio and cable TV shows on both the east and west coasts, and has performed live on club circuits in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. His multifaceted talent has enabled him, both with his band and solo acoustic, to share stages with a diverse pantheon of performers ranging from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fine Young Cannibals, Fishbone, Social Distortion, Wall of Voodoo, Concrete Blonde, Savoy Brown, Charlie Sexton, The Mighty Lemon Drops, and The Bonedaddy’s – to rock, R&B, and blues legends, including James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Bonnie Raitt, The Robert Cray Band, k.d. Lang, John Mayhall, Albert Collins, Tower of Power, Joe Satriani, The Ventures, Dick Dale & the Deltones, Eric Burden & the Animals, Delbert McClinton, Paul Butterfield, Poco, Santana, Charlie Musselwhite, SaltN'Pepa, Robert Cray, Joe Louis Walker, Booker T. & the MGs, The Ink Spots, The Coasters, Savoy Brown, Spencer Davis, Al Kooper, Marshall Tucker Band, Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Youngbloods, Donovan, Commander Cody, Asleep at the Wheel, N.R.B.Q., Buster Poindexter, Mink DeVille, The Tubes, The Busboys, David Lindley & El Rayo X, John Stewart, Al Stewart, The James Harmon Blues Band, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Billy Vera & The Beaters, The Palladins, The King Bee’s, and Jack Mack & the Heart Attack. (Does the man ever sleep?)
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/tuesday-third-tuesday-every-month.html
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8 pm LAURA LOVE & ORVILLE JOHNSON at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena
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9:30 pm JAMES McMURTRY, touring his new CD / DVD combo, “Live In Europe,” plays The Mint in L.A. (See the Guide’s NEWS FEATURES for our full story on him.)
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Wed, Sep 22; Tue- Sun, Sep 21-26, in Prague in the Czech Republic:
“PLAY PRAGUE” MUSIC CONFERENCE AND CONCERT is a 6-day event, with seminars / workshops by Nashville award-winning music industry professionals, showcases by artists and bands, and talent competitions to perform in the closing concert which will be webcast live on Sep 25. More at www.playprague.com.
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The L.A. COUNTY FAIR runs at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. As we do every year, The Guide lists events that we believe will interest our readers. On Saturdays & Sundays (after we expand each week’s listings to include all the events), check the listings beginning in the morning, as many shows are listed once, but repeat several times during the day (those other show times are included in our listings.) The Fair is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, except Labor Day.
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Wed & Thu, Sep 22 & 23, at the L.A. County Fair:
6:30, 7:30, 8:30, & 9:30 pm SON DEL SUR performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. A Los Angeles-based Latin music ensemble. They feature Afro-Cuban percussion, violin, flute, trumpet, guitar and bass. They play traditional Cuban son, charanga, cha cha, cumbia, Latin jazz and other musical styles in the salsa genre, blending traditional with new “to evoke a familiar yet innovative sound” that “has entertained thousands of audiences in their ten years of performance experience.” Son del Sur was recently featured at Descarga; a Telemundo-Mun2 Summer Concert production at the Universal CityWalk. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. More, www.sondelsurband.com. At the Plaza de las Americas Stage Wed, Sep 22 at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, & 9:30 pm, and Thu, Sep 23 at 6:30, 7:30, 9, & 10 pm.
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Wed, Sep 22; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm LAURA LOVE & ORVILLE JOHNSON at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Since the early 1990s Laura Love has been driving audiences wild at music festivals and respected venues the world over. It is easy to see why: Laura is not only an astonishing vocalist and inventive songwriter, she is a sparkling performer with an irrepressible sense of fun and a unique style that is, well…unique. She is an African-American funk bassist with a deep love of folk, Americana, bluegrass, R&B, country, blues and jazz. She loves James Brown almost as much as she loves Jimmy Martin. She grew up listening to Sly and The Family Stone and Loretta Lynn. Her early musical ears were influenced equally by The Jackson Five and The Weavers. Are you getting the picture? We think so.
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Laura is accompanied tonight by the master of country/blues slide and picked guitar, Orville Johnson. Orville is a well respected multi-instrumentalist and soulful vocalist and has had a long career playing with a variety of great partners such as Mark Graham, John Cephas, Woody Mann, Mike Auldridge, and Stacy Philips. He has appeared on Prairie Home Companion, Jay Leno's Tonight Show and was featured in the 1997 film, Georgia, with Mare Winningham. His recordings have been used in the soundtracks of PBS' Frontier House and the Peter Fonda film, The Wooly Boys, as well as the on the compilation CD, Legends of the Incredible Lap Steel Guitar.
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Together, Laura and Orville are a powerhouse duo: two big vocals, exquisite guitar and funky bass. They perform Laura’s originals and a remarkable array of folk, country, spirituals, gospel and blues songs. Some of you might remember these two tearing down the house at Royce Hall as part of the Ash Grove’s 50th anniversary concert a couple years ago. Come help them do the same thing tonight! Tix, $15.
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Wed, Sep 22; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
9:30 pm JAMES McMURTRY, touring his new CD / DVD combo, “Live In Europe,” plays The Mint, 6010 W Pico Bl, L.A.; 323-954-9630; www.themintla.com. Show info, www.themintla.com/show/detail/31883.
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See the Guide’s NEWS FEATURES in this edition for a feature story on James McMurtry.
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You may have noted that James’ band is no longer called the HEARTLESS BASTARDS and is now just JAMES McMURTRY. His 2005 album, “Childish Things,” spent six weeks at # 1 on the Americana Music Radio Chart in 2005 and 2006. In September 2006, “Childish Things” and "We Can't Make It Here" won the Americana Music Awards for Album and Song of the Year, respectively. McMurtry received more Americana Music Award nominations for 2008’s “Just Us Kids.” His “We Can’t Make it Here” was named “Song of the Decade” by Bob Lefsetz, in his music industry Lefsetz Letter, and by Grant Alden, at No Depression.com. Tix, $20.
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THERE ARE 29 (Twenty-nine!) ADDITIONAL EVENTS, TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/wednesday-fourth-wednesday-every-month.html
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8 pm BYRDS AND BEYOND with JOHN YORK & BILLY DARNELL at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/thursdays-radio-web-radio-tv-acoustic.html
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Thu, Sep 23; Tue- Sun, Sep 21-26, in Prague in the Czech Republic:
“PLAY PRAGUE” MUSIC CONFERENCE AND CONCERT is a 6-day event, with seminars / workshops by Nashville award-winning music industry professionals, showcases by artists and bands, and talent competitions to perform in the closing concert which will be webcast live on Sep 25. More at www.playprague.com.
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The L.A. COUNTY FAIR runs at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. As we do every year, The Guide lists events that we believe will interest our readers. On Saturdays & Sundays (after we expand each week’s listings to include all the events), check the listings beginning in the morning, as many shows are listed once, but repeat several times during the day (those other show times are included in our listings.) The Fair is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, except Labor Day.
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Thu, Sep 23, at the L.A. County Fair:
6:30, 7:30, 9, & 10 pm SON DEL SUR performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. A Los Angeles-based Latin music ensemble. They feature Afro-Cuban percussion, violin, flute, trumpet, guitar and bass. They play traditional Cuban son, charanga, cha cha, cumbia, Latin jazz and other musical styles in the salsa genre, blending traditional with new “to evoke a familiar yet innovative sound” that “has entertained thousands of audiences in their ten years of performance experience.” Son del Sur was recently featured at Descarga; a Telemundo-Mun2 Summer Concert production at the Universal CityWalk. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. More, www.sondelsurband.com. At the Plaza de las Americas Stage Wed, Sep 22 at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, & 9:30 pm, and Thu, Sep 23 at 6:30, 7:30, 9, & 10 pm.
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6 pm “OLD TIME JAM” at Casa Di Pizza, 7543 Fallbrook Av, West Hills.
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8 pm BYRDS AND BEYOND with JOHN YORK & BILLY DARNELL at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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It’s “Byrds Week” at the venue, with this reunion show of ex-BYRDS members here tonight, following the Byrds tribute band, THE BYRDS COLLECTIVE, on Tuesday.
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Venue impresario BOB STANE says, “Don't miss this rare chance to see this singer-songwriter and former member of the legendary folk-rock band, THE BYRDS. This show at the Coffee Gallery is a special treat because these two very musical friends and ex=BYRDS will be playing together for the first time in many years.”
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JOHN YORK has been a constant musical creative force in support of acts like THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS, DR. JOHN, JOHNNY RIVERS, RICK DANKO, RICHARD MANUEL, SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET, and ROLLING STONES keyboardist NICKY HOPKINS. John even played bass for the blues legend, Lightin' Hopkins. Recently John has completed a new solo album titled Fanfare For 2 and West Coast Revelation, a collaboration with rock legend, Kim Fowley. Joining him on stage will be veteran performer, Billy Darnell, who joined John in a later Byrds band with Gene Clark. He has also played guitar for The Everly Brothers, Dr. John and Doug Kershaw.
The show is filled with familiar Byrds tunes for sing-along, fine original songs and great interpretations of songs from the era..and the best music this side of Bob Dylan and The Band. Come join us for an evening of great artistry and entertainment.
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JOHN YORK is an ex-BYRD, having played with ROGER MCGUINN, CLARENCE WHITE, & GENE PARSONS in the “Easy Rider” period of that legendary band. Later, he played with ex-Byrd GENE CLARK in a band that included RICK DANKO & RICHARD MANUEL from THE BAND, and NICKY HOPKINS, piano player for the Rolling Stones. Prior tojoining the Byrds, John was a member of the SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET and then he was the bass player for THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS. He is proud of the fact that he played bass for LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS. He is currently touring with BARRY McGUIRE in the "Trippin' The Sixties" show.
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BILLY DARNELL played guitar with THE EVERLY BROTHERS, DOUG KERSHAW, DR. JOHN, & ROGER McGUINN, and was a member of the GENE CLARK version of THE BYRDS that featured John York.
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THERE ARE 26 (yep, Twenty-six!) ADDITIONAL EVENTS, TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/07/thursday-fourth-thursday-every-month-in.html
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7:30 pm CHRISTINE LAVIN plays the “AMSD” concert series in San Diego.
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TONY BENNETT at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.
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8 pm “WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY” plus RYAN BINGHAM at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, L.A.
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8 pm BEAUSOLEIL avec MICHAEL DOUCET at McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
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8 pm JEFFREY HALFORD and THE HEALERS Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena
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9 pm I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. at the Cinema Bar in Culver City.
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9:30 pm KEN O'MALLEY plays Ireland's 32 in Van Nuys.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/03/fridays-radio-web-radio-tv-acoustic.html
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Fri, Sep 24, in San Diego; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm CHRISTINE LAVIN plays the “AMSD” concert series at 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego; 619-303-8176; www.acousticmusicsandiego.com. More at www.christinelavin.com
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Fri-Sun, Sep 24-26, in Grass Valley:
Annual “DRAFT HORSE CLASSIC” at Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA. SOURDOUGH SLIM is among the musical performers. Info, www.nevadacountyfair.com
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4
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Fri, Sep 24; Tue- Sun, Sep 21-26, in Prague in the Czech Republic:
“PLAY PRAGUE” MUSIC CONFERENCE AND CONCERT is a 6-day event, with seminars / workshops by Nashville award-winning music industry professionals, showcases by artists and bands, and talent competitions to perform in the closing concert which will be webcast live on Sep 25. More at www.playprague.com.
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The L.A. COUNTY FAIR runs at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. As we do every year, The Guide lists events that we believe will interest our readers. On Saturdays & Sundays (after we expand each week’s listings to include all the events), check the listings beginning in the morning, as many shows are listed once, but repeat several times during the day (those other show times are included in our listings.) The Fair is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, except Labor Day.
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Fri, Sep 24:
6:30 pm ”THE THREE MUSKETEERS” closes this year’s “FRIDAY FEASTS” series of live theater and a French buffet, at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga; 310-455-3723; www.theatricum.com. Dinner is served by swashbuckling swordsmen and saucy chambermaids; limited seating is available every Fri, Sep 3, 10, 17 & 24:
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Dinners begin at 6:30 pm, followed by the 8 pm performance. Tix, with dinner, MUST be purchased at least 48 hours in advance.
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To book your dinner and show package OR to reserve tickets for the performance only, phone 310-455-3723 or go to www.theatricum.com
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Prices for the meal & The Three Musketeers package:
Adults (ages 12 and up): $45. Children under age 12: $20.
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7, 8:30, 10, & 11 pm CHINO ESPINOZA performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. Born in Costa Rica, this L.A.-based salsa bandleader is said to be “taking the salsa industry by storm!” You can dance to the beat. More at www.myspace.com/chinoespinoza. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. At the Plaza de las Americas Stage.
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Fri, Sep 24, in Ventura:
7 pm Songmakers “BELL ARTS SONG CIRCLE” (fourth Fridays) at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N Ventura Av, Ventura. More at www.songmakers.org
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7:30 pm MARIE-JOSÉE LORD performs for the 2010-2011 Season Opener at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, 10361 Pico Bl, L.A. 90064; 310-286-0553; www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com. Pre-show reception starting at 7 pm with gourmet food and champagne. This is a fine venue with great sound, and they always book first-rate acts. More later, or check the venue’s website.
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7:30 pm CHRISTINE LAVIN plays the “AMSD” concert series at 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego; 619-303-8176; www.acousticmusicsandiego.com. More at www.christinelavin.com
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Fri, Sep 24; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
TONY BENNETT at the Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City 91608; 818-622-4440 (formerly Universal Amph.) Tix on sale Apr 4.
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8 pm “WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY” plus RYAN BINGHAM at the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com.
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Legendary singer-songwriter WILLIE NELSON is touring his new album, “Country Music.”
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“COUNTRY MUSIC” was released in April on Rounder Records. The album was produced by Grammy and Oscar winner and fellow music legend T BONE BURNETT. It’s the first time the two music legends have worked together. Along with RYAN BINGHAM, T BONE BURNETT won a music Oscar in 2010 for “Best Original Song” for “The Weary Kind,” from the award winning film “Crazy Heart.”
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With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, iconic Texan WILLIE NELSON is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy”, “Red Headed Stranger,” “Stardust,” and many others. He has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.
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Who else could release three new albums in the same year? Willie’s 2009 new CDs included “Naked Willie,” “Willie and the Wheel,” and the critically-acclaimed “American Classic,” the latter hitting the stores last August.
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RYAN BINGHAM opens the show. Music Oscar winner for the film, “Crazy Heart,” and known for his long-time band THE DEAD HORSES, Ryan and the band’s new album “Junky Star” (released Aug 31 on Lost Highway Records) was also produced by legendary songwriter and musician T BONE BURNETT.
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Fri, Sep 24; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm BEAUSOLEIL avec MICHAEL DOUCET at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. For many years, this iconic band was THE face of Cajun and zydeco music. Fortunately for all of us, they’re still at it. More at www.rosebudus.com/beausoleil. Tix, $24.50.
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Fri, Sep 24; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JEFFREY HALFORD and THE HEALERS Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Based in San Francisco over the last 15 years, Halford has been touring the country with his band, the Healers. They've played shows with some of the most acclaimed artists and songwriters, including Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, Etta James, The Radiators, Robert Earl Keen, John Hammond, Augie Meyers, Dave Alvin, Guy Clark, and Chuck Prophet, among others. His newest and fifth CD, "Railbirds," is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Hunkpapa." His original roots rock 'n roll songs etch a uniquely American, and specifically California, landscape. The reviews for "Hunkpapa" encapsulate what makes Halford so distinctive and compelling:
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"BROKEN CHORD again highlights his strengths as a talented wordsmith with the soul of a rugged roadhouse rocker," writes NO DEPRESSION. "I liked (BROKEN CHORD) better each time I heard it," states BLUES BYTES. "Halford and the Healers tone down the electric edge of the country-rock, which has matured admirably on their new CD, BROKEN CHORD," (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE). "Halford is a singer/somgwriter who plays a mean six-string...with shades of country, blues and rock and roll, he and his band play with a fiery fury that is raucously delightful. He is about as authentic as the day is long" (TACOMA WEEKLY VOLCANO).
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"Jeffrey Halford and crew go well beyond a mastery of their instruments" - MUSIC CONNECTION. "Their impeccable improvisational skills make listeners feel that each moment of their performance is unique and special...experience and dedication emanate from Halford and the Healers...(he) makes his guitar sound like the voice of a soulful back-up singer." Phil Reser of the CHICO ENTERPRISE RECORD writes, "Halford is a talented, American roots-rock musician steeped in the trinity of blues, folk and rock, with well-crafted and lyrically interesting songs about American life."
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Halford's song "Rock N' Fire" has been featured on nationally-syndicated radio show, BLUES DELUXE, heard weekly over one-hundred-plus stations throughout the U.S. and Canada with a two-million-plus listenership. Three tracks from BROKEN CHORD were also added to regular rotation on KPIG-FM in San Francisco. This past summer, BROKEN CHORD remained in the Top 20 Americana Charts for nine consecutive weeks, receiving over 3,500 spins - placing it on a par with such renowned artists as Wilco, Steve Earl and Ryan Adams. Tix, $15.
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Fri, Sep 24; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
9 pm I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. at the Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; Info, 310-390-1328.. One of L.A.’s best bands in "The World's Smallest Honky-Tonk." No cover, but you will be asked to contribute to a tip jar for the band.
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Fri, Sep 24; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
9:30 pm KEN O'MALLEY plays Ireland's 32, 13721 Burbank Bl, Van Nuys; 818-785-4031; www.irelands32pub.com. Ken’s splendid baritone voice and fine guitar combine beautifully with his authentic and original Irish music. His performance at the recent annual Celtic Arts Center night at the Ford Amphitheatre was wonderful. More at www.kenomalley.com
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THERE ARE 20 (yep, Twenty!) ADDITIONAL EVENTS, TODAY & TONIGHT!
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/friday-fourth-and-last-friday-of-month.html
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All-day 16th annual “HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS” with Appalachian music and Bavarian & Medieval music workshops & concerts, at Culver-Palms United Methodist Church in Culver City.
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6 pm “HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS EVENING CONCERT” with Appalachian music and Bavarian & Medieval music performed by CARMEN AMREIN, KENDRA WARD, BOB BENCE, & NEAL HELLMAN, at Culver-Palms United Methodist Church in Culver City.
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7 pm JANET KLEIN & The Parlor Boys at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena
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7:30 pm SLAID CLEAVES plus ANNABELLE LEE at the Folk Music Center & Museum in Claremont.
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7:30 pm BANSHEE IN THE KITCHEN plays a house concert in Northridge.
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7:30 pm KEN GRAYDON & FRIENDS play the “Fallbrook Americana Music Series” at Fallbrook Mission Theater in Fallbrook (N San Diego Co).
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8 pm DALA, the splendid female Canadian indie music duo of AMANDA WALTHER & SHEILA CARABINE, plays the Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University in Malibu.
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8 pm CHRIS STUART & BACKCOUNTRY play Boulevard Music in Culver City.
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8 pm “BODIE HOUSE MUSIC 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOW” at the “Bodie House Music Series at the Thousand Oaks Library.”
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8 pm BEAUSOLEIL avec MICHAEL DOUCET plus BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX & THE MARDI GRAS INDIANS at Great Park (Balloon Park), Irvine.
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8 pm COW BOP plays Boulevard Music in Culver City.
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8 pm JEFFREY HALFORD & THE HEALERS play The Grand Annex in San Pedro.
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Sat, Sep 25, in Pioneertown (CA High Desert):
8 pm I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. at Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, 53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown 92268; 760-365-5956. It’s the HAWKS final Southern Cal appearance of 2010.
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Sat, Sep 25; Fri-Sun, Sep 24-26, in Grass Valley:
Annual “DRAFT HORSE CLASSIC” at Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA. SOURDOUGH SLIM is among the musical performers. Info, www.nevadacountyfair.com
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
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Sat, Sep 25; Tue- Sun, Sep 21-26, in Prague in the Czech Republic:
“PLAY PRAGUE” MUSIC CONFERENCE AND CONCERT is a 6-day event, with seminars / workshops by Nashville award-winning music industry professionals, showcases by artists and bands, and talent competitions to perform in the closing concert which will be webcast live on Sep 25. More at www.playprague.com.
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Sat, Sep 25, in Bear Valley (near Tehachapi); festival:
Annual “BEAR VALLEY BUCKAROO GATHERING” in Bear Valley, near Tehachapi, with many cowboy / western performers and cowboy poets, some award-winning. More when we know it.
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Sat, Sep 25, festival; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
All-day 16th annual “HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS” with Appalachian music and Bavarian & Medieval music workshops & concerts, at Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Bl; Culver City.
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NEIL HELLMAN, mountain dulcimer legend
KENDRA WARD & BOB BENCE, hammered & fretted dulcimers and guitar
CARMEN AMREIN, all the way from Germany, playing her hackbrett (hammered dulcimer)
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Free noontime concert and storytelling hour; open jam, all instruments; workshops for guitar, ukulele, bodhran, tin-whistle, & harmonica. Vendors all day, and meals available on site.
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Twilight / Evening Concert at 6 pm with all four featured artists.
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Plus, on Sun, Sep 26, classes offered by the festival’s featured artists; locations and times tba. Event info & tix, 562-861-7049 or 714- 534-2855 or www.scdh.org.
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Sat, Sep 25, at the L.A. County Fair:
5 pm- continuous-to-midnight. “HARVEST OF PRAISE GOSPEL FESTIVAL” performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. Sponsored by the House of Blues on the Coca-Cola Stage. The promo says, “The praises will go up and the blessings will come down as National and Regional Gospel recording artists from the World Famous House of Blues Sun Gospel Brunch present soul-stirring, house rocking, roof raisin’, soul savin’ Gospel at its very best! Explore the roots of rhythm and experience the excellence of traditional gospel at a one-of-a-kind show.” The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts.
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The L.A. COUNTY FAIR runs at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. As we do every year, The Guide lists events that we believe will interest our readers. On Saturdays & Sundays (after we expand each week’s listings to include all the events), check the listings beginning in the morning, as many shows are listed once, but repeat several times during the day (those other show times are included in our listings.) The Fair is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, except Labor Day.
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Sat, Sep 25, festival; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
6 pm EVENING CONCERT concludes the all-day 16th annual “HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS” with Appalachian music and Bavarian & Medieval music workshops & concerts, at Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Bl; Culver City.
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NEIL HELLMAN, mountain dulcimer legend
KENDRA WARD & BOB BENCE, hammered & fretted dulcimers and guitar
CARMEN AMREIN, all the way from Germany, playing her hackbrett (hammered dulcimer)
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Sat, Sep 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm JANET KLEIN & The Parlor Boys at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Come out and frolic with Ukulele Chanteuse Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys ! Janet and her distinctive musician pals bring to life "Obscure, Naughty and Lovely tunes of the 1910s, 20s & 30s, delivering a bundle of spirited and inspired renditions of cleverly fun but forgotten Tin Pan Alley, early hot jazz, saucy bits and late ragtime gems. These merrymakers zestfully branch into obscure vaudeville and Vitaphone numbers, Hawaiian, Yiddish novelty tunes, French and Italian knock-out ballads.The Parlor Boys feature Ian Whitcomb, on accordion and ukulele (A Backstage favorite) , as well as the astonishing guitar,banjo and whistling talents of John Reynolds and Tom Marion on guitar, banjo & mandolin, alumni of R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders, along with a bevy of hot musicians on violin, cornet, trombone and slap-happy bass.. Watch out for the Charming and Alarming Ms. Klein! Tix, $20.
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Sat, Sep 25:
7 pm “FIESTA MEXICANA VIII – SONES, BAILES Y CANTARES” at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood; 323-461-3673; www.fordamphitheatre.org. Presented by Star Entertainment & Education Group.
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Sat, Sep 25, in Los Osos:
7 pm JIMBO TROUT & THE FISHPEOPLE play the "Red Barn Community Music Series" at the Red Barn at South Bay Community Park, Los Osos. Potluck supper precedes concert, at 6 pm. $10 donation at the door.
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JimBo Trout and the Fishpeople are a high energy, good-time band from San Francisco that have been together since 1992. They perform a musical gumbo of bluegrass, ragtime, blues, western swing, Appalachian, rock and roll, New Orleans, honkytonk, and more. JimBo Trout and the Fishpeople are known for their entertaining, energetic and danceable live shows.
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The band has performed at many top clubs and festivals, including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, The Great American Music Hall, The Independent, Slim's, Bottom of the Hill, and the San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival (eight years in a row). JimBo Trout and the Fish People have opened for Dr. John, Johnny Winter, The Gourds, Hot Club of Cowtown, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Cake, Calexico, Riders In the Sky, and Southern Culture on the Skids, among others.
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"A great amalgamation of classic Americana... they combine Appalachian bluegrass with Louisiana swamp music, Cajun, zydeco, Dixieland, ragtime and street-corner jugband." -Berkeley Daily Planet.
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The Red Barn Community Music Series is a monthly concert series showcasing local, regional, and national musicians performing old time, bluegrass, swing, Celtic, blues, and other forms of acoustic roots music. The Red Barn is located at 2180 Palisades Ave in Los Osos.
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Sat, Sep 25, at the L.A. County Fair:
7, 8:30, 10, & 11 pm CHINO ESPINOZA performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. Born in Costa Rica, this L.A.-based salsa bandleader is said to be “taking the salsa industry by storm!” You can dance to the beat. More at www.myspace.com/chinoespinoza. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. At the Plaza de las Americas Stage.
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Sat, Sep 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm SLAID CLEAVES plus ANNABELLE LEE at the Folk Music Center & Museum, 220 Yale Av, Claremont 91711; 909-624-2928; www.folkmusiccenter.com. Slaid Cleaves will tell you he “grew up in Maine, lives in Texas,.writes songs, makes records, travels around, tries to be good.” He is. More at www.slaid.com. Doors at 7 pm for the best seats. Advance tix now on sale. $18.
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Sat, Sep 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm BANSHEE IN THE KITCHEN plays a house concert in Northridge at the home of Jill and Jay Michtom; reservations get directions, at JayMichtom@Verizon.net or 818-368-1957.
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This all-woman Celtic music ensemble often takes their listeners into many musical realms, all well-chosen, and always to the delight of all. More at www.bansheeinthekitchen.com
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Sat, Sep 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm SLAID CLEAVES plus ANNABELLE LEE play a fine double-bill at the Folk Music Center & Museum, 220 Yale Av, Claremont; www.folkmusiccenter.com; 909-624-2928. More at www.slaid.com
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Sat, Sep 25, in Fallbrook (N San Diego Co); a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm KEN GRAYDON & FRIENDS play the “Fallbrook Americana Music Series” at Fallbrook Mission Theater, 231 N Main, Fallbrook (N San Diego Co); 760-731-2278 or 760-723-7255; Fallbrook Woman's Club, 238 W Mission, Fallbrook; 760-723-7255; www.fams.ws. Info, phee@adelphia.net. Ken’s splendid baritone voice, fine originals – many based in California and western history and seafaring – and his prowess on 6 and 12 string guitar, are as good as it gets. We expect PHEE GRAYDON will join in on guitar and hammer dulcimer, and Ken will surely assemble a talented cast of musical characters.
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Sat, Sep 25:
7:30 pm PASADENA POPS presents “HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!” as its final concert of the summer season, on the Rose Bowl Events Lawn, (Area H), at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Program includes music from the movies and a Star Wars tribute, with music from “Titanic,” “Nine,” “Funny Girl,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Star Wars,” and more. Featuring guest artists JODI BENSON (voice of The Little Mermaid), saxophonist DOUG MASEK, and members of the 501 LEGION. Gates open for picnicking at 5:30 pm. Pre-concert family activities with the adjacent Kidspace Children's Museum begin at 5:30 pm on the Southwest Lawn inside the venue.
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Sat, Sep 25:
7:30 pm ”HOOKED ON SWING: BEST OF THE BIG BANDS CELEBRATION” and “THE LEGENDS OF LAS VEGAS SHOW - A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA, BOBBY DARIN, SAMMY DAVIS JR. AND DEAN MARTIN” presented by Cruisin Oldies Concerts and West Coast Performing Arts, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Scherr Forum Theater, 2100 Thousand Oaks Bl, Thousand Oaks 91362; 805-449-ARTS (2787); www.CivicArtsPlaza.com. Advance tix at 866-448 –7489 or www.civicartsplaza.com/cap/tickets/events/event.asp?eventID=1512
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Sat, Sep 25:
JOHN YORK plays The Verity Room (behind Guitar Merchant), 7305 Topanga Bl, Canoga Park; www.myspace.com/theverityroom. Time tbd. More at www.johnyorkmusic.com
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Sat, Sep 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm DALA, the splendid Canadian indie music duo, plays the Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu; www.arts.pepperdine.edu. Presented by Pepperdine University Center for the Arts. Advance tix, 310-506-4522.
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Darlings of the Canadian music scene, AMANDA WALTHER & SHEILA CARABINE of DALA (the duo's name was formed by combining the last two letters of each artist's name) have come a long way in a short time. The two best friends met in their high school music class, wrote their first song together in 2002, and since have performed at Toronto's legendary Massey Hall a total of seven times. Amanda's ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila's velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark. The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans.
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"[They are] the angels of folk music. Ethereal, eloquent, and downright beautiful, the music they create is faultlessly performed..." - Exclaim!
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Dala has toured across Canada six times, opening for such artists as Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Stuart McLean of the CBC's Vinyl Cafe, and, most recently, Chantal Kreviazuk. It has also performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the Edmonton Folk Festival, California's Strawberry Festival, and Mariposa. In 2009 it was the only Canadian act invited to play at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival.
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Dala is poised to bring its harmonies and fresh brand of acoustic pop to the world. Drawing upon influences like the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan, the pair writes songs that are both catchy and insightful.
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“Everyone Is Someone,” Dala's new album, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. It earned the vocalists their fifth Canadian Folk Music Award nomination and was named "Album of the Year" by The Irish Post. The song "Horses," which speaks to the heartbreak and hope of a young man dealing with disability, was nominated by National Public Radio in the US as one of the Top 10 folk songs of 2009.
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The duo's PBS special, “Girls from the North Country,” was recently broadcast across North America and GREATLY impressed the editor of the Guide.
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Additionally, Dala won the 2010 Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Folk Artist.
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The admission price includes a dessert reception with the musicians following the performance. Tix, $25 gen’l, $10 for full-time Pepperdine students. More at www.dalagirls.com.
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Sat, Sep 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm CHRIS STUART & BACKCOUNTRY play Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City; www.boulevardmusic.com; 310-398-2583. Venue’s web site has a helpful local dining guide. More at www.chrisstuart.com
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Sat, Sep 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “BODIE HOUSE MUSIC 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOW” at the “Bodie House Music Series at the Thousand Oaks Library,” at Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks 91362; 818-621-8309; info, www.BodieHouse.com. No, we don’t yet know who is playing, but we are assured it will be some wonderful artists.
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Sat, Sep 25, in OC; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm BEAUSOLEIL avec MICHAEL DOUCET plus BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX & THE MARDI GRAS INDIANS at Great Park (Balloon Park), Irvine; 949-724-6247; www.ocgp.org.
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This’ll be a fine evening of Cajun & zydeco. For many years, the iconic band BEAUSOLEIL was THE face of Cajun and zydeco music. Fortunately for all of us, they’re still at it. More at www.rosebudus.com/beausoleil
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Sat, Sep 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm COW BOP plays Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City; www.boulevardmusic.com; 310-398-2583. Venue’s web site has a helpful local dining guide.
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They are a virtuosic ensemble led by BRUCE FORMAN, Artist-in-Residence at USC Scholl of Music. They bring a happy marriage of Bob Wills and Django Reinhardt, with an emphasis on the latter, plus a boot-scootin’ interpretation of everything from Hoagy Carmichael to their own fine originals. They were enormously popular when they performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” More at www.cowbop.com
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Sat, Sep 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JEFFREY HALFORD & THE HEALERS play The Grand Annex, 434 W 6th St, San Pedro 90731; www.grandvision.org; 310-833-4813.
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This band receives the inevitable comparisons to John Fogerty, Tom Waits and even Bob Dylan. San Francisco based Jeffrey Halford with his band, the Healers, offer soulful blues-influenced and rootsy rock-n-roll. Getting his start on the streets and small clubs in the city by the bay, Halford’s songs create a uniquely American, and specifically California, landscape. He’s played with Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, Dave Alvin, and others, making a name for himself with his poetic lyrics, his raw and haunting slide guitar, and his band of top players. Buddy Siegal of the OC Weekly wrote, “I am here to place Jeffrey Halford . . . in the pantheon of great American singer-songwriters.”
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The Grand Annex is an intimate 100-seat music listening room in the heart of historic downtown San Pedro, featuring a wide range of artists and genres, from world sounds to American roots music. The venue is operated by Grand Vision Foundation, a 15-year-old non-profit dedicated to the preservation and continued use of the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, and to the development of high quality arts entertainment in the Los Angeles Harbor Area. In 2008, Grand Vision Foundation launched the Grand Annex as a small space. Proceeds from concerts at the Grand Annex go toward ongoing restoration and repairs at the Warner Grand Theatre.
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The series offers wine tasting packages on show nights, and various other specials. A “Wine Tastings & Ticket Package” is available for $25 advance, $30 day of show. Tastings before all shows are at Off the Vine Wines, 491 W 6th St, San Pedro, from 6:30-7:30 pm; reservations, 310-833-4813, and you can pick up your concert tix at Off the Vine; more, www.offthevinewines.com.
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Doors at the Grand Annex open at 7:30 pm for the best seats, with concerts at 8 pm. Tix, unless listed otherwise, are $15 advance, $20 day of show.
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Their complete season and more info is available at www.grandvision.org. You can contact Taran Schindler, Outreach Coordinator and Grand Annex Director, at 310-833-4813 or taran@grandvision.org.
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Sat, Sep 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm THE ANDY RAU BAND at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; frethouse@earthlink.net; www.frethouse.com. The Andy Rau Band performs progressive bluegrass and acoustic music. Andy's songs are brought to life with their innovative blend of folk, rock, pop and bluegrass. After a long hiatus in the recording studio, they have re-emerged with the release of their CD, “Higher Ground,” a recording that continues to introduce inventive new material to the world of acoustic music. Doors at 7:30 pm for best seats. Tix, $15.
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8 pm JON LANGFORD at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $15.
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Sat, Sep 25, in Ojai:
8 pm KIM ROBERTSON and VIRGINIA KRON play a house concert in Ojai. Reservations get directions at un-amok@sbcglobal.net. More at www.kimrobertson.net and www.virginiakron.com
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8-11 pm monthly “CONTRA DANCE” with live music by the SCREAMING EARWIGS (Steve Lewis, Tom & Mike Sauber, & Patrick Sauber), and Susan Michaels calling, at the Brentwood Youth Hut, 731 S Bundy Av (just south of San Vincente), West L.A. Dance from 8-11 pm; newcomers welcome; instruction at 7:30 pm.
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/08/saturday-fourth-last-saturday-of-month.html
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4 pm DALA, the splendid female Canadian indie music duo of AMANDA WALTHER & SHEILA CARABINE, plays the Ruth Shannon Center for the Performing Arts in Whittier.
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7 pm SLAID CLEAVES at McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
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7 pm JIM "KIMO" WEST - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist and Composer, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena
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Sun, Sep 26; Fri-Sun, Sep 24-26, in Grass Valley:
Annual “DRAFT HORSE CLASSIC” at Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA. SOURDOUGH SLIM is among the musical performers. Info, www.nevadacountyfair.com
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4
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Sun, Sep 26; last Sun, every month; near Seattle:
4-6:30 pm “RUNNING DOG SHANTY SING,” held the last Sunday of every month, at Running Dog Guitars / Sound Guitar Repair, 118 N 35th St, Suite 105, Fremont, WA. Hosted by Rick Davis & Cat Fox. Sea Chanties (shanties) are fun to sing and the choruses are always easy-to-learn sing-alongs. The hosts tell us, “The building is tall, grey cinderblock and green metal. Suite 105 is in the back, facing the alley between 36th and 35th. Parking available on the street. Over 21 years of age please. Potluck beverages and snacks.” Free.
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“PLAY PRAGUE” MUSIC CONFERENCE AND CONCERT is a 6-day event, with seminars / workshops by Nashville award-winning music industry professionals, showcases by artists and bands, and talent competitions to perform in the closing concert which will be webcast live on Sep 25. More at www.playprague.com.
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7 pm “BRAZILIAN NITES – 17th ANNUAL BRAZILIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL” at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood; 323-461-3673; www.fordamphitheatre.org.
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The L.A. COUNTY FAIR runs at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. As we do every year, The Guide lists events that we believe will interest our readers. On Saturdays & Sundays (after we expand each week’s listings to include all the events), check the listings beginning in the morning, as many shows are listed once, but repeat several times during the day (those other show times are included in our listings.) The Fair is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, except Labor Day.
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Sun, Sep 26; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
4 pm DALA, the splendid female Canadian indie music duo of AMANDA WALTHER & SHEILA CARABINE, plays the Ruth Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Av, Whittier; 562-907-4203; www.shannoncenter.org.
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Darlings of the Canadian music scene, AMANDA WALTHER & SHEILA CARABINE of DALA (the duo's name was formed by combining the last two letters of each artist's name) have come a long way in a short time. The two best friends met in their high school music class, wrote their first song together in 2002, and since have performed at Toronto's legendary Massey Hall a total of seven times. Amanda's ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila's velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark. The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans.
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"[They are] the angels of folk music. Ethereal, eloquent, and downright beautiful, the music they create is faultlessly performed..." - Exclaim!
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Dala has toured across Canada six times, opening for such artists as Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Stuart McLean of the CBC's Vinyl Cafe, and, most recently, Chantal Kreviazuk. It has also performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the Edmonton Folk Festival, California's Strawberry Festival, and Mariposa. In 2009 it was the only Canadian act invited to play at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival.
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Dala is poised to bring its harmonies and fresh brand of acoustic pop to the world. Drawing upon influences like the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan, the pair writes songs that are both catchy and insightful.
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“Everyone Is Someone,” Dala's new album, was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. It earned the vocalists their fifth Canadian Folk Music Award nomination and was named "Album of the Year" by The Irish Post. The song "Horses," which speaks to the heartbreak and hope of a young man dealing with disability, was nominated by National Public Radio in the US as one of the Top 10 folk songs of 2009.
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The duo's PBS special, “Girls from the North Country,” was recently broadcast across North America and GREATLY impressed the editor of the Guide.
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6:30, 7:30, 8:30, & 9:30 pm LOS FABULOCOS performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. They’ve been on the California music scene for years, delivering spicy Tejano music with sincerity, honesty and passion. Their promo asserts, “Los Fabulocos play with enough energy to power a small fleet of lowrider vehicles. It's a fuel that burns full- throttle, ignited by the heat of soulful guitar and accordion solos...” More at www.myspace.com/losfabulocos. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. On the Plaza de las Americas Stage.
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7 pm SLAID CLEAVES at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. More at www.slaidcleaves.com. Tix, $20.
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7 pm JIM "KIMO" WEST - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist and Composer, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Jim Kimo West is an award-winning Hawaiian "slack key" guitarist and a veteran of Hawaii's famed slack key festivals where he has performed alongside noted players such as Ledward Kaapana, Cyril Pahinui, Ozzie Kotani, Makana, George Kahumoku and many others. He is known not only for his exciting live performances but also for his many original instrumental slack key compositions as represented in his catalog of five solo CD's.
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"Ki ho'alu", as it is known in Hawaii is based on retuning or "slacking" the strings to create new tunings, of which there are many . Kimo has developed a number of his own tunings that give his instrumentals his own unique sound.
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He is a recent winner of the Hawaii Music Awards, a Na Hoku Hanohano (the Hawaiian Grammy) nominee, and a two time winner of the LA Treasures Award. His compositions have been featured in films, documentaries and national TV commercials. He splits his time between Hawaii and Los Angeles where he also works as a composer for film and TV, and as a producer for other artists. Tix, $15.
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7 pm “BRAZILIAN NITES – 17th ANNUAL BRAZILIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL” at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood; 323-461-3673; www.fordamphitheatre.org.
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7:30 pm PO' GIRL plays the “Gelencser House Concert” series in Claremont; reservations get directions at 909-596-1266 or singfolk@yahoo.com. Info on this show and the series at www.gelencserhouseconcerts.com.
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Rolling Stone Magazine writes, "With enough sultry ambiance to be at home in either cocktail lounge or New Orleans street corner, PO' GIRL's sentiment never feels forced, the lyricism never cliche or false. They manage to maintain that traditional and nostalgic sound while the breathing fresh life into an old-fashioned genre."
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PO' GIRL tours in support of their pair of latest albums, "Deer in the Night" and "Live." Alyssa Archambault of Paniolo writes, “Hailing originally from Canada, Po’Girl weave a blend of musical influences, sweetness, grit & soul into their fresh and original sound. Since the band's birth in Vancouver, BC in 2003 they've been winning devoted and growing numbers of fans across 4 continents and 13 countries with their powerful, passionate and spirited live show. The interplay between Allison Russell, Awna Teixeira, Benny Sidelinger and JJ Jones is truly something to behold. They are distinct voices with incredible harmonies; multiple instrumentalists who bring the perfect sound to each song and songwriters who pen poetic tunes you'll find yourself humming. Po’Girl showcases a wide array of instruments, from gutbucket bass, accordion, clarinet, banjo, dobro, and guitar, to electric bass, glockenspiel, piano, harmonica, bicycle bells, drums-- and they frequently trade off instruments with each song. Their fluid and joyous musicality is one of the group's most endearing features. Suffice it to say Po' Girl makes 21st Century roots music, urban roots – never derivative, not faithfully aping a beloved tradition. Russell, Teixeira, Sidelinger, and Jones don't rehash the old forms, they reshape and reinvigorate them for new ears. Like genuine gypsies, they wander and play--out on the international road bringing their unique brand of pan North Americana to a diverse and widespread audience 250 to 300 days of the year... always restless, more often than not bone-tired, they write their flashes of sadness, their loss, their good love, their faint dreams of home into songs that matter deeply to them. Like any good art, they are little acts of self-rescue. So you should listen. You aren't much different from them, and who couldn't use a little rescuing these days?”
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The Glasgow Americana Festival says of them, “Their uplifting take on American Folk music, combining it with Jazz, roots and a little bit of pretty much everything else, has the ability to put a smile on anyone’s face.”
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"Po' Girl is rough and smooth, sweet and tart, and would be huge stars in that super-cool alternate universe I've always wanted to live in." - John Schlotfelt, Little Village Magazine.
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ALYSSA ARCHAMBAULT of Paniolo Productions booked ‘em in 2009, and she adds, “Their latest release, ‘Deer in the Night,’ still includes many of the trappings of the trademark Po' Girl sound - the echoes of speakeasy jazz, the western lament, the accordion-strapped ghosts of European folk - but it's all delivered with a soulful clarity and depth only hinted at on previous records. They have also recently released a live album - 'Po' Girl Live' that captures the energy and spirit of the live show complete with special guests JT and the Clouds.”
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Hear their songs: “Deer In The Night” - http://pogirl.net/deer/deer.mp3 and “Dig Me A Hole” - http://pogirl.net/deer/dig.mp3. More at www.pogirl.net and www.myspace.com/pogirls. Their numerous CDs are available at www.cdbaby.com/artist/pogirl.
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Sun, Sep 26, at the L.A. County Fair:
7:30 pm “HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR-25 ANNIVERSARY” at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. It’s the still-touring show that started all those clichés about aging rockers doing the county fair circuit. It’s back to mark its quarter-century milestone: Says the promo, “Five incredible artists perform some of the greatest pop rock of the ‘60s. The music celebration stars THE TURTLES featuring FLO & EDDIE, THE GRASS ROOTS featuring ROB GRILL, THE MONKEES lead singer MICKY DOLENZ, THE BUCKINGHAMS, and MARK LINDSAY, former lead singer of PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS.” The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. A limited number of free general admission concert tickets is available the day of the concert, once you’re inside the Fair. Tix, $19.50-$100.
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Sun, Sep 26:
8 pm Annual “AMOEBAPALOOZA” at King King, 6555 Hollywood Bl (at Whitley), Hollywood; www.kingkinghollywood.com; 323-960-9234. Amoeba Hollywood (the last of the great record stores) presents their annual show of staff musical performances (their SF store did it on Sep 19 at Haight Street's Milk Bar). Here, as there, expect to be dazzled at no cost. Venue, and show, is 21+. We’ve got a NEWS FEATURE in our Sep 16 edition, before we knew the lineup. Keep an eye on www.Amoeba.com for more info.
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/07/sunday-fourth-last-sunday-of-month-in.html
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7:30 pm SLAID CLEAVES plays the “AMSD” concert series at 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego.
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8 pm THE ROYAL UKULELE BAND of HOLLYWOOD and WILL RYAN & the CACTUS COUNTY COWBOYS play a double header at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena
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Mon, Sep 27, in San Diego:
7:30 pm SLAID CLEAVES plays the “AMSD” concert series at 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego; 619-303-8176; www.acousticmusicsandiego.com. More at www.slaidcleaves.com
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Mon, Sep 27, in San Diego; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm SLAID CLEAVES plays the “AMSD” concert series at 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego; 619-303-8176; www.acousticmusicsandiego.com. More at www.slaidcleaves.com
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Mon, Sep 27; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm THE ROYAL UKULELE BAND of HOLLYWOOD and WILL RYAN & the CACTUS COUNTY COWBOYS play a double header at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named +in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Bob Stane promises “Non stop musical mayhem. These guys are expert musicians and the best of comic wits. This is a genuine night of entertainment.” Bob Stane loves this show.
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MAINLAND PREMIERE Of THE ROYAL UKULELE BAND of HOLLYWOOD, featuring the Queen of the Quadrostring, KEKE KABERRA, and the KAHUNA BROTHERS: Keoni, Li and Oahu; the Royal Ukulele Band of Hollywood astonishes and delights audiences throughout the land with their curiously lilting melodies, surprising harmonies, quirky lyrics and compelling island rhythms. Find out why 4-time Guitar Planet champion John Reynolds calls the RUBOH “My favourite Hawaiian band since Sol Ho’opi’i!”
This Coffee Gallery BACKSTAGE show will be the band’s FIRST APPEARANCE in their namesake region! Keke and the boys will perform such legendary originals as “When You Take Your Ukulele to the Opera”, “Where the Ooka Wokka Neeka Nokka Nicky Nacky Wicky Wacky Woo!” and “Like, Cool, Man, Cool” and they’ll introduce “The La-La Land Hula-Hula”. “If you like good music, you’ll LOVE the Royal Ukulele Band of Hollywood!” says Will Ryan of the Cactus County Cowboys.
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AND in the SAME SHOW . . .
WILL RYAN & the CACTUS COUNTY COWBOYS - WHO ARE THESE AWARD-WINNING BUCKAROOS, ANYWAY? Will RYAN & the CACTUS COUNTY COWBOYS: Hear “the Band that Won the West” on their new radio series, “Will Ryan’s Cactus County Round-Up”! WILL RYAN – the King of Cowboy Skiffle! Winner of the Annie Award and the BMI Pioneer Award, Will’s written songs for the Muppets, Disney characters, Bob Gibson, Patti LaBelle and even the unlikely crooner Mr. T! “WESTY” WESTENHOFER – the Paderewski of the Tuba! The Ace of the Bass! The Dr. Seuss of the Sousaphone! JOHN “PRESTO” REYNOLDS - the Einstein of the Six-String! The Picasso of the Plectrum! The Feoranzo of the Frets! “CHAPARALL KATIE” CAVERA – the Obama of the Banjo! The Ingrid Bergman of the Indigenous American Instrument! The Meg Ryan of the Minstrel-Balalaika! WR&CCC - Winners of the RUBOH look-alike contest! SEE & HEAR SONGS FROM THEIR NEW CD!
BOTH BANDS are slated to perform for the ROYAL FAMILY (of Monrovia)! Here’s a rare chance for you to beat Royalty to the punch! SEE ‘EM NOW! All ages.
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Mon, Sep 27
8 pm TWO FRETS LOWER BLUEGRASS BAND plays Viva Fresh Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank; 818-845-2425; www.vivacantina.com. No cover.
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/07/monday-fourth-last-monday-of-month-in.html
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/07/tuesday-fourth-last-tuesday-of-month-in.html
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6:30, 7:30, 8:30, & 9:30 pm CONJUNTO LOS POCHOS, with OTONO LUJAN’s dynamite accordion and songs with English and Spanish lyrics, performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona.
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7 pm DRUHA TRAVA, the amazing and top award-winning acoustic bluegrass / world band from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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7:30 pm PO' GIRL plays the “AMSD” concert series in San Diego.
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Tonight includes:
A Guide “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
6:30, 7:30, 8:30, & 9:30 pm CONJUNTO LOS POCHOS, with OTONO LUJAN’s dynamite accordion and songs with English and Spanish lyrics.
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Wed, Sep 29 & Thu, Sep 30, at the L.A. County Fair; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
6:30, 7:30, 8:30, & 9:30 pm CONJUNTO LOS POCHOS, with OTONO LUJAN’s dynamite accordion and songs with English and Spanish lyrics, performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. They’ve performed across the country at a variety of venues, everywhere from dance halls to weddings, and locally from the eastside to the westside, throughout Southern California. They have developed a sound that combines elements of both Texas and Mexico’s traditional conjunto styles with original music, as well as classic favorites. The band has performed alongside legendary musicians including Poncho Sánchez, Los Dos Gilbertos, Flaco Jimenez and Little Joe y La Familia. Los Pochos plays to a steadily growing audience that cuts across race, nationality, and social status. They earned a “Listener Favorite” track on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” More at www.lospochos.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. Los Pochos plays Wed, Sep 29 at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, & 9:30 pm, and Thu, Sep 30 at 6:30, 7:30, 9, & 10 pm.
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7 pm DRUHA TRAVA, the amazing and top award-winning acoustic bluegrass / world band from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-794-2424; venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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Your editor is a fan, having seen ‘em live three times at this very same venue.
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The Bluegrass Association of the Czech Republic declared Druha Trava "Group of the Year" in both 2005 and 2006. Beyond that, they are a wonderfully eclectic band from the Czech and Slovak Republics, and Shane says they are “hard to describe. They perform new acoustic world music with bluegrass influences. You might hear them perform a bluegrass tune, a Bob Dylan tune or one by another American or British artist, along with their many originals. Though they basically use a typical bluegrass complement of instruments, you might see the banjo player also pick up a clarinet or Irish whistle. This, along with the versatility of the dobro player, helps create much of their unique sound.”
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Singer and writer ROBERT KRESTAN has been recognized with numerous honors in his home country in both bluegrass and country music. He has been "Male Vocalist of the Year" at the Banjo Jamboree Festival numerous times and has been awarded "Country Artist of the Year" by the Czech Music Academy.
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LUBOS MALINA was named overall "Best Banjo Player" at the 20-plus year-old “Banjo Jamboree Festival.” LUBOS NOVOTNY plays Dobro. (The Dobro was actually invented by a Slovak family). TOMAS LISKA is amazing on acoustic double bass. EMIL FORMANEK, from the Slovak Republic, plays mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar.
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7:30 pm PO' GIRL plays the “AMSD” concert series at 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego; 619-303-8176; www.acousticmusicsandiego.com.
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Rolling Stone Magazine writes, "With enough sultry ambiance to be at home in either cocktail lounge or New Orleans street corner, PO' GIRL's sentiment never feels forced, the lyricism never cliche or false. They manage to maintain that traditional and nostalgic sound while the breathing fresh life into an old-fashioned genre."
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PO' GIRL tours in support of their pair of latest albums, "Deer in the Night" and "Live." Alyssa Archambault of Paniolo writes, “Hailing originally from Canada, Po’Girl weave a blend of musical influences, sweetness, grit & soul into their fresh and original sound. Since the band's birth in Vancouver, BC in 2003 they've been winning devoted and growing numbers of fans across 4 continents and 13 countries with their powerful, passionate and spirited live show. The interplay between Allison Russell, Awna Teixeira, Benny Sidelinger and JJ Jones is truly something to behold. They are distinct voices with incredible harmonies; multiple instrumentalists who bring the perfect sound to each song and songwriters who pen poetic tunes you'll find yourself humming. Po’Girl showcases a wide array of instruments, from gutbucket bass, accordion, clarinet, banjo, dobro, and guitar, to electric bass, glockenspiel, piano, harmonica, bicycle bells, drums-- and they frequently trade off instruments with each song. Their fluid and joyous musicality is one of the group's most endearing features. Suffice it to say Po' Girl makes 21st Century roots music, urban roots – never derivative, not faithfully aping a beloved tradition. Russell, Teixeira, Sidelinger, and Jones don't rehash the old forms, they reshape and reinvigorate them for new ears. Like genuine gypsies, they wander and play--out on the international road bringing their unique brand of pan North Americana to a diverse and widespread audience 250 to 300 days of the year... always restless, more often than not bone-tired, they write their flashes of sadness, their loss, their good love, their faint dreams of home into songs that matter deeply to them. Like any good art, they are little acts of self-rescue. So you should listen. You aren't much different from them, and who couldn't use a little rescuing these days?”
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The Glasgow Americana Festival says of them, “Their uplifting take on American Folk music, combining it with Jazz, roots and a little bit of pretty much everything else, has the ability to put a smile on anyone’s face.”
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"Po' Girl is rough and smooth, sweet and tart, and would be huge stars in that super-cool alternate universe I've always wanted to live in." - John Schlotfelt, Little Village Magazine.
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ALYSSA ARCHAMBAULT of Paniolo Productions booked ‘em in 2009, and she adds, “Their latest release, ‘Deer in the Night,’ still includes many of the trappings of the trademark Po' Girl sound - the echoes of speakeasy jazz, the western lament, the accordion-strapped ghosts of European folk - but it's all delivered with a soulful clarity and depth only hinted at on previous records. They have also recently released a live album - 'Po' Girl Live' that captures the energy and spirit of the live show complete with special guests JT and the Clouds.”
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Hear their songs: “Deer In The Night” - http://pogirl.net/deer/deer.mp3 and “Dig Me A Hole” - http://pogirl.net/deer/dig.mp3. More at www.pogirl.net and www.myspace.com/pogirls. Their numerous CDs are available at www.cdbaby.com/artist/pogirl.
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8 pm “AN EVENING WITH ALAN PARSONS” is a performance-interview at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Sound Stage, 800 W Olympic Bl, L.A. 90015; 213-765-6803; www.grammymuseum.org.
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The great audio engineer, musician, and record producer ALAN PARSONS (THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT) speaks about his work on many successful albums - including The Beatles' “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be,” as well as Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon,” in addition to his own Alan Parsons Project. Parsons will discuss his latest venture – an instructional DVD series entitled “The Art And Science Of Sound Recording” (www.artandscienceofsound.com) as well as his newest song, “All Our Yesterdays," written especially for the series and featuring some of Los Angeles’ finest musicians, including a rare performance by Alan himself on lead vocal. The evening concludes with an audience Q & A, a special live music performance, and an autograph signing. Doors at 7:30 pm for the best seats. Tix on sale Thu, Aug 26, at noon. Tix, $15, available in person at the GRAMMY Museum Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
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(5b) Wednesday’s RECURRING
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Included are today & tonight’s weekly and monthly residencies, series, showcases, workshops, open mics and other acoustic music events that are scheduled in advance to happen today and tonight, from northern Santa Barbara County to south Orange County, from downtown L.A. to the valleys to the Inland Empire, from the desert to the sea.
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/09/wednesday-fifth-wednesdays-in-2010.html
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6:30, 7:30, 9, & 10 pm CONJUNTO LOS POCHOS, with OTONO LUJAN’s dynamite accordion and songs with English and Spanish lyrics, at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona.
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7 pm DRUHA TRAVA, the amazing and top award-winning acoustic bluegrass / world band from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, plays the “Ojai Concert Series” at Dancing Oak Ranch, in Ventura County near Ojai.
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7:30 pm LEDWARD KAAPANA plays the “AMSD” concert series in San Diego.
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Thu & Fri, Sep 30-Oct 1:
Annual “AUSTRALIAN MUSIC ASSOCIATION CONVENTION” in Melbourne, Australia.
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Through Oct 3:
The L.A. COUNTY FAIR runs at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. As we do every year, The Guide lists events that we believe will interest our readers. On Saturdays & Sundays (after we expand each week’s listings to include all the events), check the listings beginning in the morning, as many shows are listed once, but repeat several times during the day (those other show times are included in our listings.) The Fair is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, except Labor Day.
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Tonight includes:
A Guide “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
6:30, 7:30, 9, & 10 pm CONJUNTO LOS POCHOS, with OTONO LUJAN’s dynamite accordion and songs with English and Spanish lyrics.
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7, 8, 9, and 10 pm C.G. RYCHE, National PBS Artist and Master Percussionist.
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Thu, Sep 30, at the L.A. County Fair; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
6:30, 7:30, 9, & 10 pm CONJUNTO LOS POCHOS, with OTONO LUJAN’s dynamite accordion and songs with English and Spanish lyrics, performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. They’ve performed across the country at a variety of venues, everywhere from dance halls to weddings, and locally from the eastside to the westside, throughout Southern California. They have developed a sound that combines elements of both Texas and Mexico’s traditional conjunto styles with original music, as well as classic favorites. The band has performed alongside legendary musicians including Poncho Sánchez, Los Dos Gilbertos, Flaco Jimenez and Little Joe y La Familia. Los Pochos plays to a steadily growing audience that cuts across race, nationality, and social status. They earned a “Listener Favorite” track on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” More at www.lospochos.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. Los Pochos plays Wed, Sep 29 at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, & 9:30 pm, and Thu, Sep 30 at 6:30, 7:30, 9, & 10 pm.
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7, 8, 9, and 10 pm C.G. RYCHE, National PBS Artist and Master Percussionist, performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. He’s been called a “visionary composer” and a “modern day Roger Waters.” It’s the first time he’s bringing his world-class band to perform live at the L.A. County Fair. C.G.’s live concerts have been called “Pink Floyd meets Stomp” and his live concert DVD was called a “must see for the whole family” by PBS, and it currently airs nationwide on public television during pledge drives. Ryche's live performance is a multicultual journey that introduces people of all ages to the beauty and the "X-Factor" of percussion from around the world. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. On the Coca-Cola Stage. More, www.cgryche.com
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7 pm DRUHA TRAVA, the amazing and top award-winning acoustic bluegrass / world band from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, plays the “Ojai Concert Series” at Dancing Oak Ranch, on Hwy 150 at: 4585 Casitas Pass Rd, in Ventura County near Ojai; 805-665-8852. It’s a potluck party and concert.
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Show is preceded by “another big family potluck” starting at 5 pm. Series co-producer Shane says, “Bring a food dish or dessert to share, and a low deck chair, blanket and jackets (because it is going to get pretty cool around 9 pm) and enjoy a picnic with friends and the boys in the band.”
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The Bluegrass Association of the Czech Republic declared Druha Trava "Group of the Year" in both 2005 and 2006. Beyond that, they are a wonderfully eclectic band from the Czech and Slovak Republics, and Shane says they are “hard to describe. They perform new acoustic world music with bluegrass influences. You might hear them perform a bluegrass tune, a Bob Dylan tune or one by another American or British artist, along with their many originals. Though they basically use a typical bluegrass complement of instruments, you might see the banjo player also pick up a clarinet or Irish whistle. This, along with the versatility of the dobro player, helps create much of their unique sound.”
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Singer and writer ROBERT KRESTAN has been recognized with numerous honors in his home country in both bluegrass and country music. He has been "Male Vocalist of the Year" at the Banjo Jamboree Festival numerous times and has been awarded "Country Artist of the Year" by the Czech Music Academy.
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LUBOS MALINA was named overall "Best Banjo Player" at the 20-plus year-old “Banjo Jamboree Festival.” LUBOS NOVOTNY plays Dobro. (The Dobro was actually invented by a Slovak family). TOMAS LISKA is amazing on acoustic double bass. EMIL FORMANEK, from the Slovak Republic, plays mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar.
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Thu, Sep 30, in San Diego; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm LEDWARD KAAPANA plays the “AMSD” concert series at 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego; 619-303-8176; www.acousticmusicsandiego.com.
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8 pm JOHN CALE: “WHEN PAST & FUTURE COLLIDE - PARIS 1919 LIVE” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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It may surprise you that this show is in the Guide. Please read-on, and you’ll discern why. The co-founder of the Velvet Underground, JOHN CALE is legendary for his avant-garde pop-music aesthetic – but there’s more. In this West Coast premiere, Cale performs his seminal 1973 album “Paris 1919” in its entirety with his band and members of the UCLA Philharmonia. Dubbed “a masterpiece” by Rolling Stone, the magazine calls the record “one of the most ambitious albums ever released under the name of pop.” With evocative melodies, sweeping orchestration and poetic lyricism, “Paris 1919” effortlessly blends rock, soul and classical music. The second set will feature Cale’s more modern side. The promo says, “whether that’s debuting new material or deconstructing a classic, it’s sure to be an unforgettable evening.” UCLA Live at Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood. Tix, $38-68 ($15 for UCLA students).
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(5b) Thursday’s RECURRING
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http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/07/thursday-fifth-thursday-of-every-month.html
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Oct 1-3 (final three days:
The L.A. COUNTY FAIR runs at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. As we do every year, The Guide lists events that we believe will interest our readers. On Saturdays & Sundays (after we expand each week’s listings to include all the events), check the listings beginning in the morning, as many shows are listed once, but repeat several times during the day (those other show times are included in our listings.) The Fair is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, except Labor Day.
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Fri, Oct 1; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm FOY WILLING'S RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE featuring CODY BRYANT perform at the Sherman Oaks Presbyterian Church, 4445 Noble Av, Sherman Oaks; 818-788-3330; www.shermanoakspc.org. More at www.codybryant.com and www.ridersofthepurplesage.com
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Fri & Sat, Oct 1-2, at the L.A. County Fair:
7, 8:30, 10, & 11 pm JOHNNY POLANCO Y SU CONJUNTO performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. They’ve got one of the most sought-after bandleaders in the US. Known for contagious With extensive knowlege accumulated during nearly 35 years of professional musicianship, it’s Latin music that’s appreciated by salsa dancers worldwide and influenced the growth and popularity of salsa music for nearly a decade. Polanco is an autodiatic artist with mastery of 13 different instruments. More, www.myspace.com/johnnypolancoysuconjuntoamistad. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. On the Plaza de las Americas Stage.
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Fri, Oct 1, in OC; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm LEDWARD KAAPANA plays the “Lord of the Strings” concert series at the Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan St, Dana Point; 949-842-2227 or 949-244-6656; www.lordofthestringsconcerts.com.
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Fri, Oct 1, at the L.A. County Fair:
7:30 pm DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES perform at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. Dozens of hits have been recorded and more than 60 million albums sold from the repertoire of this late ‘70s-early ‘80s duo, including “Rich Girl,” “Kiss On My List,” “Maneater,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)," “Sara Smile,” “She’s Gone” and “One On One.” The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. A limited number of free general admission concert tickets is available the day of the concert, once you’re inside the Fair. Tix, $19.50-$100.
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Annual “HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FEST” in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, is a multi-stage extravaganza with many stars of folk-Americana, as well as top bluegrass acts.
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“SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UKULELE FESTIVAL 2010” with VICTORIA VOX, MELE O'HANA UKULELE GROUP, D HAWAII SENIORS, THE JUMPING FLEAS, UNCLE LINCOLN'S UKULELE, HAWAIIAN LEGEND SERENADERS, ALDRINE GUERRERO, FRED THOMPSON, and many more, at Cerritos Park East Community Center, 13234 E 166th St, Cerritos; 818-522-6066 or 818-322-8026.
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Sat, Oct 2; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
5-10 pm SMALL POTATOES, CHAUNCY BOWERS, LISA TURNER, ERIC SCHWARTZ, DAVE MORRISON, OLD BULL play the “Topanga Acoustic Music Series” at the Topanga Community House, 1440 Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga 90290. Event info, contact Marilyn at 310-455-2248 or marilynbabcock@mac.com.
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This is a mini-festival in one evening and includes dinner (drinks for purchase). It’s an acoustic music event, with half the proceeds benefiting Topanga Community House, half going to the musicians. A song circle follows. Advance reservations by email are greatly appreciated, so they’ll know how much food to prepare. (No reservations and you may not get to eat!) Tix, $15.
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7, 8:30, 10, & 11 pm JOHNNY POLANCO Y SU CONJUNTO performs at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona; www.fairplex.com. They’ve got one of the most sought-after bandleaders in the US. Known for contagious With extensive knowlege accumulated during nearly 35 years of professional musicianship, it’s Latin music that’s appreciated by salsa dancers worldwide and influenced the growth and popularity of salsa music for nearly a decade. Polanco is an autodiatic artist with mastery of 13 different instruments. More, www.myspace.com/johnnypolancoysuconjuntoamistad. The world’s largest county Fair runs the month of September and includes dozens of concerts on multiple stages, many of them acoustic, some of them with major national acts. On the Plaza de las Americas Stage.
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Sat, Oct 2; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “VIVA MEXICO! 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION” with acclaimed Spanish-language singers ANGELES OCHOA and PERLA BATALLA joining NATI CANO and MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano featuring special guests Angeles Ochoa and Perla Batalla: Viva Mexico! 50th Anniversary Celebration — The 2009 Grammy Award-winning MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS DE NATI CANO commemorates its 50th anniversary and the Bicentennial of Mexico with this special program. Spanish-language songstresses ANGELES OCHOA and PERLA BATALLA will help tell the story of Mexican independence through mariachi favorites “Viva Mexico,” “Mexico Lindo,” “La Bamba,” “Ave Maria” and more. A Los Angeles treasure, Los Camperos have emerged as the driving force of a musical tradition treasured throughout the world. The group is known for its collaboration with LINDA RONDSTADT on her critically acclaimed Spanish-language album, “Canciones de mi Padre.” Tix, $43-78 ($15 for UCLA students).
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HENRY GRIMES & FRIENDS at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown Los Angeles 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; Fall sched, www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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8 pm KIMBERLY DAHME & JILL KNIGHT play a double-bill at “Russ & Julie’s House Concert” series in Oak Park (Thousand Oaks / Agoura Hills area); reservations get directions at 818-707-2179 or houseconcerts@jrp-graphics.com. Series and show info, www.houseconcerts.us.
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Sat, Oct 2; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm HAYES CARLL plus special guest BONNIE WHITMORE at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $15.
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Sat, Oct 2; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MARINA V plays a benefit show to celebrate her birthday, “with cake and prizes,” at the Hotel Café, 1623 N Cahuenga Bl, Hollywood 90028; www.hotelcafe.com; 323-461-2040.
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Marina says, “I'll be donating my ticket proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Fighting cancer is a cause very close to my heart as cancer has really affected my family. Everyone who buys tickets in advance will be entered in a drawing to win some awesome prizes! Musical guests and prizes TBA very soon! If you have a company and would like to donate items (to give away as prizes) - let me know :)” She adds, “We'll have a huge cake and lots of cookies for everyone! Birthday cupcakes by Vinoteque.”
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Marina is on the road so much these days (often playing major venues), and it’s difficult to catch her in L.A. these days. Performing songwriter, wonderful vocalist, classically trained pianist and sometime guitarist MARINA V is a charming Russian emigree. Americans can’t properly pronounce her last name, so she doesn’t use it.
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“Last night I was sitting in my car at a red light in Hollywood, answering an email on my Blackberry. Next thing I know, I hear laughing and the words "Wow, you're typing really fast on that thing." And that's when I noticed two motorcycle cops who pulled-up right next to me and had been watching me type. I still am not sure whether it's legal or not to text/email while stopped at a red light, so I just laughed (nervously) and at that very moment the light changed to green :)”
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Details of this show at www.marinav.com/events.php. There’s plenty more about this very busy artist, including her stories from the road, at www.MarinaV.com
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RSVP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154552341227629&ref=mf. Partial proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. Venue is 21+. $7 advance tickets, $10 at the door.
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8 pm JENNI ALPERT plays her CD release show for “Underneath the Surface” at The Witz End, a new L.A. venue that’s currently under construction. The new album is instrumental piano, and produced by BRAD SMITH (Blind Melon, writer of “No Rain”). Jenni says, “There is a chance that the venue will still be under construction in which case it will be on Oct 16. The info will be released within the next two weeks.”
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Sun, Oct 3; festival; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
All day First ever “AMERICANA MUSIC FEST” sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Charitable Foundation at the beautiful Paramount Ranch near Agoura Hills, in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area. Info. www.americanamusicfestkw.org
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With three stages, an Instrument Petting Zoo to let kids get some hands-on feel, workshops, many with the goal of getting kids interested in learning to play and letting them know where to get lessons.This is the inaugural year for what’s already being called “a wonderful event, with multiple stages of scheduled acts, prestigious contests, and all-day jams under the oak tress and on the wooden boardwalks of the buildings in the movie-set old west town.” Yep, if any of that sounds familiar, it is indded the same site as the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest.
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Sun, Oct 3; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm PIETA BROWN at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $15.
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ROBERT HENKE: “MOONLAKE LIVE” at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown Los Angeles 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; Fall sched, www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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Tue, Oct 5; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8:15 pm VAN MORRISON plays the Greek Theatre, 2700 N Vermont Ave in Griffith Park, L.A.; Greek Theatre hotline, 323-665-1927; tix, 213-480-3232; www.greektheatrela.com. The venue’s promo says, “The historical show of a lifetime comes to Los Angeles as Van Morrison makes his Greek Theatre debut.”
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Okay, beyond the hype, Van Morrison is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, author, poet and multi-instrumentalist, who is widely considered an important living artist of our time. He has albums that are ranked “greatest ever” in the rock and roll canon. He has over 150 songs featured in major motion pictures, with the latest in the Scorsese film, "The Departed."
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Morrison has an enormous body of highly-acclaimed musical compositions. His albums consistently list highly on published lists of critically acclaimed Musical work. He is the composer of albums that are considered the Best of All Time. He is also considered one of the most important living artists of our time. On the 1995 MOJO list of "100 Best Albums," Morrison's music tops the list at #2. Rolling Stone Magazine lists Morrison's compositions at #19 on "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and in 2004 ranked him 42 on their list of “The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” VH1 lists Morrison in the Top 50 Greatest Musicians of All Time.
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With a career spanning some four decades, several accolades including being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Morrison's music continues to have that authentic American Blues, Jazz and melodic Folk sound that he loved and listened to as a child. With hit songs such as “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Into the Mystic,” “Moondance,” and “Crazy Love,” among others.
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Fri-Sun, Oct 8-10, in Lone Pine, CA:
Annual “LONE PINE FILM FESTIVAL” with many events at the museum and around town, interpretive tours of famous movie locations, and more, including a Friday evening concert (2 shows, 7 & 9 pm) with DON EDWARDS & SOURDOUGH SLIM in the Lone Pine High School Auditorium. Schedules, concert tix (it sells-out), info, www.lonepinefilmfestival.org
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4
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Fri, Oct 8:
8 pm LES SHELLEYS featuring TOM BROSSEAU & ANGELA CORREA at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $12.50.
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Sat & Sun, Oct 9 & 10, in Ventura; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
Annual “SEASIDE HIGHLAND GAMES” at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Bl, Ventura. This is the premiere Scottish event on the California Central Coast, with multiple stages of music that ranges from the very traditional to piupe and drum corps to Celtic rock. The games themselves are a hoot! One recent year’s publicity proclaimed, “Large Men Throwing Things.” You can drive or ride Amtrak (directly to the Games) from L.A.
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Sat & Sun, Oct 9 & 10, in Kingston, New York:
Annual “O+ FESTIVAL” in Kingston, NY. Artists include Mike + Ruthy; more at www.mikeandruthy.com and www.myspace.com/mikeandruthy
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Sat, Oct 9; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
4 pm ”2nd ANNUAL WHISTLE STOP RANCH FALL COWBOY ROUNDUP” with DAVE STAMEY, GARY ROBERTSON, and MICHAEL TCHERKASSKY, at Whistle Stop Ranch in Acton, CA (off the 14 Fwy, between Santa Clarita and Palmdale.) Sponsored by OutWest Marketing in Old Town Newhall. Gates at 4 pm, show at 7 pm. Event includes “cowboy grub and great entertainment” at Mike & Paulette Tcherkassky's Whistle Stop Ranch. This year's gathering will feature the Western Music Association's “Entertainer of the Year” DAVE STAMEY, talented poet and storyteller, GARY ROBERTSON and "Saddle Serenader" MICHAEL TCHERKASSKY (you’ve seen him playing guitar and singing on horseback at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival). $35 per person includes dinner and beverages. Order tix early, as last year sold-out. Updates, reservations, email list signup, at big.hat@sbcglobal.net
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Sat, Oct 9; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MARLEY’S GHOST plays the CALTECH FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY series in Beckman Institute Auditorium (“Little Beckman”) on the campus, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; 626-395-4652, or toll-free 888-2CALTECH (1-888-222-5832). More at Caltech Folk Music Series (www.folkmusic.caltech.edu) or Caltech Presents / Caltech Public Events series (www.events.caltech.edu).
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Series bookers Rex Mayreis and Nick Smithy gush, “We finally landed this incredible vocal and instrumental band… These five guys play guitar, mandolin, keyboards, pedal steel, bass, Dobro, drums, bouzouki, a bit of bagpipes and more! More importantly, you get five guys who can all sing lead, and they put together some of the finest harmonies we've ever had at Caltech, which is saying a lot! Their material is as eclectic as can be, including gospel, country & western, traditional folk, blues, and reggae. You just have to hear them to find out how they make this all work, but their music is stirring.”
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Your editor, after wanting to hear them for years, caught up with them at Northwest Folklife in Seattle a few years ago, and they met or exceeded all his expectations. More at www.marleysghostband.com.
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The campus ticket office handles the Folk Music Society’s tickets, takesd credit cards, and is open Noon-5 pm, Mon-Fri; their number is 626-395-4652. Tickets went on sale in early August. This will likely sell-out. Tickets are $15, $5 for children and Caltech students.
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Sat, Oct 9; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JIM KWESKIN at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. The man who pioneered the popular return of jug band music (back in the ‘60s) is still at it, with a diverse and highly musical repertoire. It’s great fun to see him perform. Tix, $20.
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Sat, Oct 9; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm BEPPE GAMBETTA at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; frethouse@earthlink.net; www.frethouse.com. Beppe Gambetta has travelled the world, even crossing the old “Iron Curtain” to dazzle audiences. He is increasingly known as one of the true master innovators of the acoustic guitar. Beppe travels to the US from his home in Italy to play festivals, events and radio shows. He has performed with DAVID GRISMAN, GENE PARSONS, DOC WATSON, NORMAN BLAKE and with the band MEN OF STEEL (DAN CRARY, TONY MCMANUS & DON ROSS). In a world dominated by the trends and logic of the market, Gambetta's playing and singing stand out for their intimate emotions, communication, research in tone, sobriety and humour. Doors at 7:30 pm for best seats. Tix, $15.
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Sun, Oct 10, in Goleta; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
10 am-5 pm The 39th annual “OLD TIME FIDDLERS CONVENTION AND FESTIVAL” at Ranco Patera & Stowe House, 304 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta 93117. Tix, $20.
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Sun, Oct 10:
7 pm KENNY WHITE at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $15.
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Sun, Oct 10; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm TOM PRASADA-RAO & CARY COOPER with RADISLOV LORKOVIC play the “Bodie House Music Series at the Thousand Oaks Library,” at Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks 91362; 818-621-8309; info, www.BodieHouse.com.
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Sun, Oct 10:
PADDY’S PIG brings their authentic and original Irish music to the Tam O'Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Bl, L.A.; 323-664-0228. Missy, Mike, Damon and Marty (Paddys Pig) say, “Thanks for listening to and supporting local Irish music!” Contact ‘em at paddys.pig@mailcity.com. More at www.paddyspigla.com and www.myspace.com/paddyspigla
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Thu, Oct 14; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “THE YES MEN LIVE” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Part activist-pranksters, part social-satirists, The Yes Men pull no punches in their shock-and-awe spoken word campaigns of rhetoric, bent on exposing hypocrisy in government officials and multinational corporations. They’ve taken on George W. Bush, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobile, and others; we expect they’re primed to lambaste BP. Their acclaimed book, “The True Story of the End of the World Trade Organization,” chronicles their bogus WTO website and their subsequent appearances as imposter representatives from the organization. A recently released feature-length film, “The Yes Men Fix the World,” highlights even more of the duo’s confrontational antics. This UCLA Live engagement affords the audience an in-person glimpse inside the minds of these impassioned provocateurs. Tix, $28-43 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Fri & Sat, Oct 15 & 16, in Visalia, CA:
Annual “VISALIA FALL ROUNDUP” with music by SOURDOUGH SLIM and others, authentic western BBQ (durch oven biscuits, etc) by the Cowboy Cultural Committee, and more, at Richie's Barn, Visalia. Schedules, lineup, info, www.visaliacowboys.com
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Check-out some Sourdough Slim performance videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajY_r6RNy0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4
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Fri, Oct 15; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ERIC ANDERSEN, accompanied by VAN DYKE PARKS, at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $22.50.
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Sat, Oct 16:
8 pm JENNI ALPERT returns to town from her national tour of her new CD, “Underneath the Surface,” to play the Hotel Café, 1623 N Cahuenga Bl, Hollywood 90028; www.hotelcafe.com; 323-461-2040. The new album is instrumental piano, and produced by BRAD SMITH (Blind Melon, writer of “No Rain”).
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Jenni has supported Loudon Wainwright III, Kaki King, Jon Allen, and has shared stages with Regina Spektor and Sara Bareilles among other familiar voices. Recently, her music was featured on the ABC Television show “Castle” as well as the NBC TV series “Lipstick Jungle,” MTV's “The Real World” and the CBS TV series “CSI Miami.” Jenni has independently toured the US and internationally, performing with regularity in over 14 countries.
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Sun, Oct 17:
3:30 pm JULLIARD STRING QUARTET plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Thu-Sun, Oct 21-24:
Annual “FOLK ALLIANCE REGION WEST (FAR-West) MUSIC CONFERENCE” this year in San Jose, CA; www.far-west.org
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Thu-Sat, Oct 21-23, in Live Oak, Florida:
Annual “MAGNOLIA FESTIVAL” in Live Oak, FL. Artists include Mike + Ruthy; more at www.mikeandruthy.com and www.myspace.com/mikeandruthy
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Thu, Oct 21; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm LAURIE ANDERSON: “DELUSION” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Combining violin, electronic puppetry, music and visuals, the piece speaks the colorful, poetic and imagistic language that has become Anderson’s trademark.
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UCLA Live presents the Los Angeles premiere of eclectic genre-bending artist Laurie Anderson’s latest work, “Delusion.” Conceived as a series of short mystery plays, Delusion jump-cuts between the everyday and the mythic.
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Inspired by the breadth of Balzac, Ozu and Laurence Sterne, and employing a series of altered voices and imaginary guests, Anderson tells a complex story about longing, memory and identity. At the heart of “Delusion” is the pleasure of language and a terror that the world is made entirely of words. Tix, $33-58 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Fri, Oct 22:
CALIFORNIA E.A.R. UNIT: “CHAMP VITAL (LIFE FIELD)” at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown L.A. 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; Fall sched, www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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Los Angeles' fearless new music ensemble returns with works by David Rosenboom and E.A.R. Unit members.
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Fri, Oct 22; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm TAJ MAHAL plus special guest VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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In one astounding evening, two artists embody the global spirit of the blues in a magnificent co-bill of TAJ MAHAL and VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ. Opening the night is Touré, son of legendary Malian musician Ali Farka Touré and himself a famed blues guitarist who, with his band, extends traditional Western Saharan rhythms into hypnotic, stinging grooves.
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TAJ MAHAL, perhaps the 20th century’s most influential figure in blues and roots music, closes the night with KESTER SMITH on drums and BILL RICH on bass. Expect a thrilling on-stage collaboration with Taj and Vieux as two generations and two distinct global traditions of the blues collide. Tix, $33-58 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Oct 23; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick; festival:
1-7 pm annual “THUNDERFEST – BLUESAPALOOZA” at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; frethouse@earthlink.net; www.frethouse.com.
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It’s a tradition here, a once-a-year FREE day of the blues. Here’s the lineup:
* 1 pm - LES JOHNSON BLUES BAND
* 3 pm - BARRY BIG B BRENNER
* 5 pm - STAN WEST
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Sat, Oct 23; dance:
8 pm HELIOS DANCE THEATER: “BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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In a one-night-only, world-premiere performance, this haunting dance dreamscape reveals the furious abandon of a body transformed by magic, in a romance that defies human limitations. Brought to life by Los Angeles’ own HELIOS DANCE THEATER, this stunning piece features visual design by acclaimed animator and director CHRIS MILLER and an original score by praised composer PAUL CANTELON (The Diving Bell and The Butterfly). Choreographed by Helios artistic director LAURA GORENSTEIN MILLER, it is a dance born from confrontation of childhood nightmares, where becoming the monster may be the only escape. Tix, $28-63 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Thu-Sun, Oct 28-Nov 1, in Denmark; festival:
Annual “WOMEX - THE WORLD MUSIC EXPO,” in Copenhagen, Denmark. It began in Berlin and it’s traveling through Europe. The last edition saw over 2,700 delegates from more than 90 countries, a full conference and a showcase festival presenting 57 acts on 6 stages. More at www.womex.com.
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Fri, Oct 29; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm PETER MULVEY & JEFFREY FOUCAULT at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $16.
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Sat, Oct 30; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “PHANTOM OF THE OPERA,” the 1925 silent film, with live original score performed by theater organ specialist STEVEN BALL, on the massive pipe organ at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Wow. Royce Hall’s fabulous Skinner Organ and a classic silent film. The oft-retold tale of “The Phantom of the Opera” in a not-to-be missed evening of silent movie magic and live music performed on Royce Hall’s historic Skinner organ. Eerie and astonishing, this 1925 classic silent film starring LON CHANEY endures as a seminal piece of theatrical horror, from the grand old days when horror wasn’t about grossing you out. Tix, $23-33 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Oct 30; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm RONNY COX & JACK WILLIAMS play the “Bodie House Music Series at the Thousand Oaks Library,” at Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks 91362; 818-621-8309; info, www.BodieHouse.com.
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Tue, Nov 2:
WAYNE HORVITZ GRAVITAS QUARTET at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown Los Angeles 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; Fall sched, www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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Hailed as harbingers of modern music, the quartet explores texture, sonority, rhythm, and ensemble fluidity.
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Wed, Nov 3:
8 pm ORNETTE COLEMAN at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Free jazz pioneer, Pulitzer Prize winner and peerless saxophonist Ornette Coleman has played a major role in the evolution of American music for more than five decades. At the 2009 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Coleman became the 16th person to receive the prestigious Miles Davis Award, instituted to honor an international jazz musician for his or her complete body of work and influence. Coleman was instrumental in breaking down jazz conventions in the 1960s, becoming the father of free jazz and returning the medium to its daring, revolutionary roots. Joining him on stage are his son Denardo Coleman on drums, Tony Falanga on bass and other special guests. Tix, $43-83 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Thu-Sat, Nov 4-6, in Utah; festival:
Annual “HEBER CITY COWBOY POETRY GATHERING” in Heber City, Utah. Info at www.hebercitycowboypoetry.com.
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Fri-Sun, Nov 4-13, tour to Ireland:
Musician KEN O’MALLEY leads another of his IRELAND TOURS, returning to some old favorite places including Dublin and Westport, and some exciting new places, including Dingle, Killarney, Skibbereen, and Kinsale. For info, write to twlord@sbcglobal.net
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Thu, Nov 4:
8 pm MURRAY PERAHIA at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Known for his lyrical, evocative renditions of classical masterworks, Murray Perahia wields consummate skill rooted in traditional classical music interpretation. Dubbed a “poet of the piano” by The New York Times, the beloved performer returns to Royce Hall for a stunning program of works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms for solo piano. One of the most cherished pianists of our time, who has performed in all of the major international music centers and with every leading orchestra, he also serves as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with whom he has toured as conductor and pianist throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Tix, $43-88 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Fri-Sun, Nov 5-7, in San Francisco:
“AES SAN FRANCISCO,” the 129th annual AES Convention, in San Francisco, CA.
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Fri, Nov 5:
“SCREAM FESTIVAL: NOISEFOLD” at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown Los Angeles 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; Fall sched, www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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This is described as, “A powerful synaesthetic experience where noise, music and image interact on a symphonic scale.” So are we going off the reservation, putting it in the Acoustic Americana Music Guide. Most probably. But, hey, it’s innovative, so we thought you might be interested.
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Fri, Nov 5; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm CHERYL WHEELER plus JILL SOBULE at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $26.
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Fri, Nov 5; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MAVIS STAPLES and BILLY BRAGG at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Two artists, hailing from different sides of the Atlantic, both bound by the spirit of social justice and activism, come together for a special celebration of music. Mavis Staples blazes a rhythm & blues trail while never relinquishing her gospel roots. The Lifetime Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was honored as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of all time. Billy Bragg’s inspiration stems from the socially conscious folk tradition of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. He’s spent more than two decades making an indelible mark on the conscience of music with celebrated solo records and two Grammy-nominated albums with Wilco—Mermaid Avenue (1998) and Mermaid Avenue, Volume II (2000). Tix, $33-58 ($15 for UCLA students) (310).
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Sat, Nov 6; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm PATRICK BALL: “CELTIC HARP AND STORY” at the CALTECH FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY series in Beckman Institute Auditorium (“Little Beckman”) on the campus, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; 626-395-4652, or toll-free 888-2CALTECH (1-888-222-5832). More at Caltech Folk Music Series (www.folkmusic.caltech.edu) or Caltech Presents / Caltech Public Events series (www.events.caltech.edu).
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PATRICK BALL, the great Celtic harpist and storyteller, is touring his brand-new show in which he brings-alive the rich heritage and culture of Ireland through dialog and music. More at www.patrickball.com.
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The campus ticket office handles the Folk Music Society’s tickets, takesd credit cards, and is open Noon-5 pm, Mon-Fri; their number is 626-395-4652. Tickets went on sale in early August. As the date gets close, this will likely sell-out. Tickets are $15, $5 for children and Caltech students.
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Sat, Nov 6; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm LAURENCE JUBER at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $20.
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Sun, Nov 7, in OC; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
2:30 pm CELTIC THUNDER at The Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Av, Anaheim; 714-712-2700; www.thegroveofanaheim.com. You’ve seen them on PBS, during pledge drives (the only time PBS brings you music shows…)
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Sun, Nov 7:
3:30 pm CALDER QUARTET plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Sun, Nov 7; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm RICHARD SHINDELL at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $22.50.
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Mon, Nov 8; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm STEPHEN SONDHEIM in a rare speaking engagement in celebration of the American master’s 80th birthday, at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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The greatest Broadway composer and lyricist of his generation, Stephen Sondheim is the true heir to such Broadway masters as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, and Irving Berlin. After his first big break for “West Side Story,” Sondheim went on to revolutionize musical theater with intricate and emotionally complex works, including “A Little Night Music,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Sun in the Park with George,” and “Into the Woods.” Tix, $43-88 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Thu, Nov 11, in Tehachapi; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm MIKE + RUTHY, from THE MAMMALS, play their CD Release Tour for their new album, "Million To One," at Fiddlers Crossing, 206 East F St, Tehachapi; 661-823-9994 www.events.fiddlerscrossing.com.
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Mike and Ruthy are a musical couple whose love was forged in New York City amidst a swirl of rock, anti-folk, and Americana enthusiasm. They harmonized from the first night they met, bringing smiles to their friends' faces with original songs and layering raspy fiddle over pop-strummed guitar. It was 1999, and their band, Rhinegold, played to pre-trucker-hat hipsters in the East Village and then gathered to play more songs around the cluttered coffeetable at someone's apartment. Richard Buckner played low on the small bedside stereo as these young, nocturnal band-mates got some early morning sleep.
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It's true that Mike was originally recruited by his college to play hockey and Ruth had gone to school for acting, but now they began a new path together, crafting songs and recordings and touring the world. Ten years later, Mike and Ruthy are married and living upstate with their new son, William Puck. With 7 years of touring under their belts with folk band The Mammals, they have begun a new chapter, one that still incorporates the best sounds and textures that old-timey and rock music can offer.
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Mike and Ruthy love writing, recording and playing shows and music festivals as a duo or 4-piece band. The added joy and demands of parenthood have given them a new appreciation for the power of good music and the fine community of people they have connected with across the country and the world. Enjoying the beauty of the moment is their shared goal, and you can hear it in every song they sing.
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In addition to playing a great many famous folk venues, they were stars in summer 2010 on the festival circuit. A few festivals they played included: the sixth annual “Sugar Hill Festival” in Dalton, MA, Aug 22, where Mike + Ruthy performed with The Ladies Auxilary Ukulele Orchestra; then dashed off the same day to play the “Word x Word Festival” in Pittsfield, MA. Autumn brought the first annual “Hudson Valley Green Festival,” Sep 4 in Staatsburg, NY, and the October 10 “O+ Festival” in Kingston, NY, and the October 21-23 “Magnolia Festival” in Live Oak, FL.
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More at www.mikeandruthy.com and www.myspace.com/mikeandruthy
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Thu, Nov 11, world music:
8 pm GAMELAN CUDAMANI at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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The exhilarating splendor of Çudamani returns to UCLA Live with its newest innovation, Bamboo to Bronze. The 26-member music and dance ensemble from Bali, Indonesia harnesses movement, music and spectacle to transport audiences into the vibrant world of the treasured gamelan art form. Bamboo to Bronze highlights Balinese contemporary reality by celebrating the intimate and poetic sounds of a small village as well as the virtuosic, dynamic and technically dazzling sound of the brilliant seven-toned gamelan Semarandana. The simple beauty of bamboo and the glorious sheen of bronze continue to coexist in the increasingly complex and sophisticated culture of Bali. Tix, $28-48 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Annual “MIAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL” in Miami, FL.
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Fri, Nov 12; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MIKE + RUTHY (from THE MAMMALS) play their CD Release Tour for their new album, "Million To One," at the Center for Folk Music, in Encino Community Park, 16953 Ventura Bl, Encino 91316; HQ of the California Traditional Music Society; www.ctmsfolkmusic.org.
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Mike and Ruthy are a musical couple whose love was forged in New York City amidst a swirl of rock, anti-folk, and Americana enthusiasm. They harmonized from the first night they met, bringing smiles to their friends' faces with original songs and layering raspy fiddle over pop-strummed guitar. It was 1999, and their band, Rhinegold, played to pre-trucker-hat hipsters in the East Village and then gathered to play more songs around the cluttered coffeetable at someone's apartment. Richard Buckner played low on the small bedside stereo as these young, nocturnal band-mates got some early morning sleep.
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It's true that Mike was originally recruited by his college to play hockey and Ruth had gone to school for acting, but now they began a new path together, crafting songs and recordings and touring the world. Ten years later, Mike and Ruthy are married and living upstate with their new son, William Puck. With 7 years of touring under their belts with folk band The Mammals, they have begun a new chapter, one that still incorporates the best sounds and textures that old-timey and rock music can offer.
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Mike and Ruthy love writing, recording and playing shows and music festivals as a duo or 4-piece band. The added joy and demands of parenthood have given them a new appreciation for the power of good music and the fine community of people they have connected with across the country and the world. Enjoying the beauty of the moment is their shared goal, and you can hear it in every song they sing.
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In addition to playing a great many famous folk venues, they were stars in summer 2010 on the festival circuit. A few festivals they played included: the sixth annual “Sugar Hill Festival” in Dalton, MA, Aug 22, where Mike + Ruthy performed with The Ladies Auxilary Ukulele Orchestra; then dashed off the same day to play the “Word x Word Festival” in Pittsfield, MA. Autumn brought the first annual “Hudson Valley Green Festival,” Sep 4 in Staatsburg, NY, and the October 10 “O+ Festival” in Kingston, NY, and the October 21-23 “Magnolia Festival” in Live Oak, FL.
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More at www.mikeandruthy.com and www.myspace.com/mikeandruthy
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Sat, Nov 13:
9 am-4 pm “MONTROSE ART WALK” in the 2300 & 2400 blocks of Honolulu Av, Montrose. Billed as, “Musicians playing, great family outing. Watch artists work while strolling along the tree-lined Honolulu Avenue.” Info, call Montrose Chamber of Commerce, 818-249-7171. Runs May 8, Jul 10, Sep 18, Nov 13.
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Sat, Nov 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JUDE JOHNSTONE & MARK GOLDENBERG play the “Bodie House Music Series at the Thousand Oaks Library,” at Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks 91362; 818-621-8309; info, www.BodieHouse.com.
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Sat, Nov 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm LAWRENCE LEBO & HER LITTLE BIG BAND plus LISA HALEY & THE ZYDEKATS in a stellar double bill at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; frethouse@earthlink.net; www.frethouse.com. Twp of L.A.’s top female artists, backed by their first-rate bands. Lisa Haley is a Grammy nominee, and :awrence Lebo oughta be. Doors at 7:30 pm for best seats. This is absolutely the bargain of the week, with tix for just $15.
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Sat, Nov 13, in San Diego; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MIKE + RUTHY (from THE MAMMALS) play their CD Release Tour for their new album, "Million To One," at the San Diego Folk Heritage series at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas; 858-566-4040; www.sdfolkheritage.org.
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Mike and Ruthy are a musical couple whose love was forged in New York City amidst a swirl of rock, anti-folk, and Americana enthusiasm. They harmonized from the first night they met, bringing smiles to their friends' faces with original songs and layering raspy fiddle over pop-strummed guitar. It was 1999, and their band, Rhinegold, played to pre-trucker-hat hipsters in the East Village and then gathered to play more songs around the cluttered coffeetable at someone's apartment. Richard Buckner played low on the small bedside stereo as these young, nocturnal band-mates got some early morning sleep.
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It's true that Mike was originally recruited by his college to play hockey and Ruth had gone to school for acting, but now they began a new path together, crafting songs and recordings and touring the world. Ten years later, Mike and Ruthy are married and living upstate with their new son, William Puck. With 7 years of touring under their belts with folk band The Mammals, they have begun a new chapter, one that still incorporates the best sounds and textures that old-timey and rock music can offer.
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Mike and Ruthy love writing, recording and playing shows and music festivals as a duo or 4-piece band. The added joy and demands of parenthood have given them a new appreciation for the power of good music and the fine community of people they have connected with across the country and the world. Enjoying the beauty of the moment is their shared goal, and you can hear it in every song they sing. More at www.mikeandruthy.com and www.myspace.com/mikeandruthy
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Sat-Sat, Nov 13-20, departing from New Orleans:
“PIRATES OF ZYDECO CRUISE 2010” is a chance to “Get your pirate on and get on a Pirate Cruise,” New Orleans to Key West / Bahamas, on the Carnival “Triumph.” Music featuring GENO DELAFOSE & FRENCH ROCKING BOOGIE BAND with special guest STEVE RILEY. Sponsors say, “We are sailing thehHigh seas with zydeco and Cajun music for our 13th year. [This time] following Captain Jean Lafitte ,famous Pirate of New Orleans (and the subject of the movie, “The Buccaneer”) from New Orleans across the Caribbean dancing under the stars all the way. There will be awesome music, dance lessons, classes for making your Pirate fun things, super shore excursions and the Pirate Costume Ball. Join us for this most unique Zydeco event. Call the Travel Machine to reserve your cabin. Book Early for the best prices me hearties! And a special Zydeco Cruise Boarding Party at the Rocking Bowl Friday before we sail!”
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$250 deposit holds your spot. Call 800-683-9882 or email Kermit@TravelMachine.net, exclusive agent for Zydeco Cruises.
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Sun, Nov 14, in Santa Barbara; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MIKE + RUTHY (from THE MAMMALS) play their CD Release Tour for their new album, "Million To One," at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St, Santa Barbara 93101; 805-962-7776; www.sohosb.com.
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Mike and Ruthy are a musical couple whose love was forged in New York City amidst a swirl of rock, anti-folk, and Americana enthusiasm. They harmonized from the first night they met, bringing smiles to their friends' faces with original songs and layering raspy fiddle over pop-strummed guitar. It was 1999, and their band, Rhinegold, played to pre-trucker-hat hipsters in the East Village and then gathered to play more songs around the cluttered coffeetable at someone's apartment. Richard Buckner played low on the small bedside stereo as these young, nocturnal band-mates got some early morning sleep.
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It's true that Mike was originally recruited by his college to play hockey and Ruth had gone to school for acting, but now they began a new path together, crafting songs and recordings and touring the world. Ten years later, Mike and Ruthy are married and living upstate with their new son, William Puck. With 7 years of touring under their belts with folk band The Mammals, they have begun a new chapter, one that still incorporates the best sounds and textures that old-timey and rock music can offer.
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Mike and Ruthy love writing, recording and playing shows and music festivals as a duo or 4-piece band. The added joy and demands of parenthood have given them a new appreciation for the power of good music and the fine community of people they have connected with across the country and the world. Enjoying the beauty of the moment is their shared goal, and you can hear it in every song they sing.
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In addition to playing a great many famous folk venues, they were stars in summer 2010 on the festival circuit. A few festivals they played included: the sixth annual “Sugar Hill Festival” in Dalton, MA, Aug 22, where Mike + Ruthy performed with The Ladies Auxilary Ukulele Orchestra; then dashed off the same day to play the “Word x Word Festival” in Pittsfield, MA. Autumn brought the first annual “Hudson Valley Green Festival,” Sep 4 in Staatsburg, NY, and the October 10 “O+ Festival” in Kingston, NY, and the October 21-23 “Magnolia Festival” in Live Oak, FL.
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More at www.mikeandruthy.com and www.myspace.com/mikeandruthy
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Thu, Nov 18; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
KATHERINE JENKINS performs at the Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Bl, L.A.; 213-380-5005. She’s done a spectacular special for PBS, and her version of Sarah McLaughlin’s “Angel” is the best we’ve heard – and seen, with a dancer - suspended from traveling slings - who takes her aloft then brings her back to earth, mid-song. Her voice, through all of it, is magnificent, as is her choice of songs.
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Fri, Nov 19; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm RICHARD BERMAN (from Amherst, Massachusetts) and STEVE MECKFESSEL play a double-bill at the “CAMARILLO CAFÉ CONCERT SERIES,” at Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E Burnley St (NE corner, Carmen & Burnley), Camarillo; info, 805-523-2682, email WhatsHappening@CamarilloCafe.com and website, www.CamarilloCafe.com. Sponsored by Pleasant Valley Recreation & Parks District. Produced by Gary & Kathy Lynch.
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7:30 pm - doors open - open mic signups begin
8 pm – open mic
8:40 pm – first headliner.
9:15 pm – break (refreshments and snacks available)
9:40 pm – second headliner.
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Fri, Nov 19; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “RICHARD THOMPSON’S CABARET OF SOULS” featuring HARRY SHEARER, JUDITH OWEN, PETE ZORN & special guests at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Direct from London's Royal Festival Hall, this show marks the West Coast premiere of Richard Thompson's stunning “Cabaret of Souls.” Featuring all-new songs and an original score composed by Thompson himself, “Cabaret of Souls” is a witty musical satire on human foibles, inviting the audience to cross over into darkness for an evening of entertainment staged in the Underworld. Featuring Richard Thompson with musical and theatrical cohorts Harry Shearer, Judith Owen, Pete Zorn, Debra Dobkin, David Piltch and the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, conducted by Peter Askim. Tix, $28-53 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Fri, Nov 19:
8 pm CURT SMITH of TEARS FOR FEARS at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $20.
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Sat, Nov 20; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm Grammy-winning guitarist LAURENCE JUBER at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; frethouse@earthlink.net; www.frethouse.com. Doors at 7:30 pm for best seats. As a young working musician in London, England in the 1970s, Laurence Juber got an extraordinary, life-changing break when PAUL McCARTNEY picked him to become WINGS’ lead guitarist. Juber spent three years recording and touring with the band. During that time he won a Best Rock Instrumental GRAMMY® for the track "Rockestra" from the Wings album “Back To The Egg.” His instrumental prowess is dazzling. Tix, $20.
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Sat, Nov 20:
8 pm FREEBO & FRIENDS at “Russ & Julie’s House Concert” series in Oak Park (Thousand Oaks / Agoura Hills area); reservations get directions at 818-707-2179 or houseconcerts@jrp-graphics.com. Series and show info, www.houseconcerts.us.
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Sat, Nov 20:
8 pm MENAHEM PRESSLER and RICHARD STOLTZMAN with THE NEW YORK CHAMBER SOLOISTS ORCHESTRA at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Two of chamber music’s finest appear for an evening featuring Menahem Pressler performing Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453 and Richard Stoltzman performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, K. 622. Together the duo will present Brahms’ Sonata No. 2 for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120.
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MENAHEM PRESSLER, one of classical music’s most distinguished and honored pianists, was co-founder of the revered BEAUX ARTS TRIO.
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RICHARD STOLTZMAN, a two-time Grammy winner, is considered one of the world’s foremost clarinetists and is known for bringing the instrument to the forefront of modern classical music. Tix, $38-68 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sun, Nov 28:
7 pm BOBBY KIMMEL & BK SPECIAL at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $15.
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Wed, Dec 1:
8 pm JOHN McLAUGHLIN & THE 4th DIMENSION at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Considered by many critics and fans to be one of the greatest guitar players of all time, JOHN McLAUGHLIN has famously performed with MILES DAVIS and also with his own historic bands, THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, SHAKTI, and THE GUITAR TRIO. Through a career spanning four decades, McLaughlin’s reputation and artistry as a virtuoso guitarist and adventurous improviser has remained constant. For the 4th DIMENSION, he has enlisted multi-instrumentalist GARY HUSBAND to play percussion and keyboards along with Jeff Beck drummer MARK MONDESIR. Plus, there’s ETIENNE MBAPPÉ, an extraordinary young bassist from Cameroon, to complete the rhythm section. Tix, $43-83 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sun, Dec 5:
7 pm “ALICE COLTRANE TRIBUTE” with a host of all-star musicians, to pay tribute to jazz legend Alice Coltrane at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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It’s appropriate this is at UCLA, the site of ALICE COLTRANE’s historic 1976 recording “Transfiguration.” Led by KYP MALONE (TV on the Radio, Rain Machine) and co-curated by famed record producer IAN BRENNAN, the night will feature inspirational and improvisatory music via mini sets and onstage collaborations from legendary saxophonist PHAROAH SANDERS, guitarist NELS CLINE (Wilco), acclaimed Dutch free-improvisation drummer HAN BENNINK, free jazz saxophonist DANIEL CARTER, and others. Lineup subject to change. Tix, $28-48 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Jan 22, 2011:
8 pm “WALLACE SHAWN: REAL WORLD, FAKE WORLD, DREAM WORLD” is a spoken word performance at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Writer and actor Wallace Shawn delivers a reading and interpretation from his most recent work, alongside an offering of excerpts from the works of writers and thinkers he admires. Known to stage and film audiences as an extraordinary character actor, Shawn is an Obie Award-winning playwright and best-selling author. His celebrated works include “The Designated Mourner,” and “The Fever,” along with the poignant film “My Dinner with Andre,” which Shawn co-wrote. His most recent work, “Essays,” released in 2009, is a highly personal, often self-deprecating collection of Shawn’s perspective on life, politics, morality and the power of art. Tix, $28-48 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sun, Jan 23, 2011:
3:30 pm CLAREMONT TRIO with NOKUTHULA NGWENYAMA, viola, plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Fri-Sun, Jan 28-30, 2011:
“CEAIT FESTIVAL ~ ‘IANNIS XENAKIS: NOW & TOMORROW’” at REDCAT, The Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theater, at the L.A. Music Center, 631 W 2nd St (at Hope St), inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, downtown L.A. 90012; www.redcat.org; 213-237-2800; www.redcat.org/sites/redcat.org/files/REDCAT_Fall10_Brochure.pdf.
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This is described as “Three scintillating concerts by the legendary pioneer of music and architecture and composers he inspired.”
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Thu, Feb 10, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm “THE ONION EDITORS” bring their satirical spoken word to UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Deadpan satire and journalistic skill collide in the phenomenon that is “The Onion.” Founded in 1988 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the “fake news” newspaper is the notable precursor to such biting, faux-news programs as "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report." Last year, “The Onion News Network,” an online send-up of 24-hour cable TV news, was named a Peabody Award winner and praised as “hilarious, trenchant and not infrequently hard to distinguish from the real thing.” In their UCLA Live debut, current Onion editor JOE RANDAZZO and fellow staffers present a multimedia discussion on the state of media, politics and pop culture, as they offer insight into how the paper’s culture-skewering stories and hilarious headlines are created. Tix, $28-48 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Feb 11, 2011:
8 pm DANIEL HOPE & JEFFREY KAHANE at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Britain's versatile violinist DANIEL HOPE, the youngest person ever to perform as part of the prestigious BEAUX ARTS TRIO, is joined on piano by JEFFREY KAHANE, music director of the LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. The duo appears for a stirring performance of Brahms’ Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78, Regenlied, O. Messiaen’s Théme et Variations, Schulhoff’s Sonata No. 2, Sz. 76 and Franck’s Sonata in A Major.
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DANIEL HOPE is one of the most sought-after violin soloists in music today and has been described by The New York Times as “...a violinist of probing intellect and commanding style.”
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JEFFREY KAHANE is a multitalented conductor and pianist who made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 1983 and regularly appears as a soloist with leading orchestras around the world. Tix, $28-58 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Feb 19, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MAYA ANGELOU at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Inspiring poet, feminist, author, actress, director and activist Maya Angelou is one of the most recognizable and beloved names in contemporary American literature and one of the most powerful voices in American culture. Her work is vigorous, elegant and wields the power to blur racial and socioeconomic lines. Angelou’s influential “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” is a classic that transcends generations. Her prolific career includes a litany of best-selling works of poetry and prose, and this appearance is a rare chance to celebrate this extraordinary woman in her own notable presence.
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Angelou recited her original poetry at President Bill Clinton’s Inauguration in 1993. Not since John F. Kennedy took office in 1961 was a poet invited to take part. (Kennedy chose Carl Sandberg.) President Barack Obama revived the tradition again at his Inauguration in 2009 (the poet was Elizabeth Alexander, though most people remember that ARETHA FRANKLIN sang, and JOHN WILLIAMS conducted ITZHAK PERLMAN, YO-YO MA, GABRIELA MONTERO, & ANTHONY McGILL). Tix, $33-63 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011:
3:30 pm BORODIN QUARTET plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Wed, Feb 23:
8 pm JOHN WATERS: “THIS FILTHY WORLD GOES HOLLYWOOD,” plus opening act ELVIS PERKINS, is an evening of music and one-man theatre at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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As a screenwriter, director, artist, actor, and all-around filth elder, John Waters has become a rotten renaissance man of unprecedented cultural influence. Not only was his movie “Hairspray” turned into a wildly successful Tony Award-winning musical, his recently published memoir, “Role Models,” has been called “alarmingly refined.”
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Waters’ one-man vaudeville act, “This Filthy World Goes Hollywood,” sends up show business, the art world, and his own lunatic career in a rapid-fire performance. Dynamic modern-rock recording artist ELVIS PERKINS opens the show with a solo set, and actor MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER hosts as the evening’s emcee. Tix, $28-48 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Mar 19, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
11 am & 2 pm DAN ZANES & FRIENDS make their annual return for two shows at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Don’t dismiss this as a kids’ show. He has a CD that won a Grammy and got airplay on radio’s “Tied to the Trtacks.”
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UCLA Live favorite Dan Zanes and his band perform exuberant, handmade music for enthusiastic crowds of kids and kids at heart. Filled with irresistible grooves drawn from a wealth of musical traditions, Zanes, his Brooklyn-based band and his surprising and eccentric special guests, create a rollicking Woodstock for kids, including American traditional songs, dance classics, and smart, inventive originals. The audience is invited to sing along with gusto before things heat up and ultimately evolve into an all-ages dance party. Tix, $18-28 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sun, Mar 20, 2011:
3:30 pm SCHUMANN TRIO plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Sat, Apr 2, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
2 pm BILL FRISELL TRIO: “SELECTED WORKS OF BUSTER KEATON” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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The matinee is family-friendly, and the show tonight takes a different focus. Incomparable guitarist BILL FRISELL, along with his bandmates TONY SCHERR and KENNY WOLLESEN, create a live score to the Buster Keaton classics “Go West,” “The High Sign,” and “One Week.” Rediscover the timeless charm of Keaton’s magic, as re-imagined with live music, in an afternoon of film and music the whole family can enjoy. The trio plays another show here tonight at 8 pm, with an adult focus; it, too is a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick. See listing. Tix, $18-28 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Apr 2, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm BILL FRISELL TRIO: “SELECTED WORKS OF BUSTER KEATON, JIM WOODRING AND BILL MORRISON” at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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The show tonight takes a different focus, unlike today’s family-friendly matinee. Geniuses collide as iconic guitarist BILL FRISELL and his bandmates TONY SCHERR and KENNY WOLLESEN play original compositions to a truly fantastic collection of visuals that includes classic slapstick comedy from a trio of Buster Keaton classics, the bold illustrations of Seattle animator JIM WOODRING and selections from avant-garde filmmaker BILL MORRISON’s “The Mesmerist.” Frisell’s trio sets this eclectic footage to music with a thrilling live score. The trio plays a matinee here at 11 am today, with a different focus and cheaper tix, intended for families; it, too is a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick. See listing. Tix, $28-43 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Apr 8-10, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
“ARLO GUTHRIE - A WEEKEND OF GUTHRIE IN REDLANDS” is a festival, venue tba. Info, www.BodieHouse.com.
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Fri, Apr 8, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ARLO GUTHRIE & FRIENDS at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Son of the illustrious WOODY GUTHRIE and current patriarch of folk music’s most notable family, Arlo Guthrie returns to UCLA Live for an evening of American music tinged with humor, warmth and his endearing and often meandering storytelling style. Guthrie shares timeless tales and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. His artistic ventures leave lasting impressions of hope and inspiration, and his inimitable musical ingenuity leaps to new creative heights as he perseveres through the times. Tix, $33-58 ($15 for UCLA students) (310) 825-2101, www.uclalive.org.
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Sun, Apr 10, 2011:
3:30 pm REBEL plays the “SUNDAYS WITH COLEMAN” 107th season (2010-2011), presented by the Coleman Chamber Music Association in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; series info 626-793-4191; www.colemanchambermusic.org. Season subscription (6 concerts) $108-$234; single-event tix $24-45.
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Apr 14, 2011:
CANCELLED: Poet SEAMUS HEANEY’S spoken word engagement at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101. Event cancelled due to Visa issues. Full refunds or exchanges are available at the point of purchase to patrons who purchased tickets to this event during UCLA Live’s subscription-sales window.
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Apr 16, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JOHN FLYNN & JOHN WORT HANNAM play the “Bodie House Music Series at the Thousand Oaks Library,” at Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks 91362; 818-621-8309; info, www.BodieHouse.com. Canadian singer-songwriter JOHN WORT HANNAM took L.A. by storm when he toured a number of local venue in October, 2009. At home in the Great White North, he’s won just about every acoustic music award there is.
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Sat, Apr 23, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
2 pm CHRISTOPH BULL performs a stirring BACH ORGAN RECITAL for UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Bull is a UCLA Live favorite. This is a delightful afternoon of classical music on Royce Hall’s glorious Skinner organ from acclaimed organist Christoph Bull, known for his energizing and often eclectic musical interpretation of organ repertoire. Bull will perform a thrilling and ethereal program of Bach on the UCLA campus treasure, which is known as one of the country’s great musical devices of its kind. Tix, $23/28/33 ($15 for UCLA students).
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Sat, Apr 23, 2011:
8 pm BILLY COLLINS and KAY RYAN, two former U.S. Poet Laureates in a spoken word event, at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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The two Poet Laureates share the stage for an evening of readings from their acclaimed work and Q&A with the audience.
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BILLY COLLINS, winner of the 2004 inaugural Mark Twain Prize for Humor in Poetry, served as America’s Poet Laureate from 2001-2003. Beloved for his ironic style, Collins is one of the top-selling modern poets and author of nine collections including “Questions about Angels”,” The Art of Drowning,” and “The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems.”
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KAY RYAN, California native and UCLA alumna, was U.S. Poet Laureate from 2008-2010 and is revered for her complex and rueful style. Her work includes “The Jam Jar Lifeboat & Other Novelties Exposed,” a delightful collection inspired by stories from “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!,” as well as “Flamingo Watching”, a finalist for both the Lamont Poetry Selection and the Lenore Marshall Prize. In 2004, Ryan was awarded The Ruth Lilly Prize—the Poetry Foundation’s highest honor.
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In conjunction with this event and April’s National Poetry Month, UCLA Live will launch a poetry-writing contest for the Los Angeles community, with winning submissions to be read onstage in Royce Hall. More details will be available closer to the event. Tix, $28-53.
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Thu, May 12, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND and THE DEL MCCOURY BAND in a stellar double-bill at UCLA Live, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A.; www.uclalive.org; info 310-825-4401; UCLA ticket office 310-825-2101.
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Two pillars of American music from two distinct lineages come together for an unforgettable evening to celebrate the glory of tradition and the power of newfound collaboration. Starting as a sideman for the legendary “father of bluegrass” Bill Monroe nearly 50 years ago, McCoury has broadened the audience for the genre. During that same period, the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band has defined the tradition of New Orleans jazz. Now, they have converged to record and perform an unforgettable mix of bluegrass and traditional jazz. Each band will play individual sets, followed by a soul-stirring joint finale. Tix, $38-63 ($15 for UCLA students).
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May 22, 2011; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
“L.A. ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL” returns after a year of hiatus. This year, it’s a one-day event at the Broad Stage Theatre at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St, Santa Monica; 310-434-3200; www.thebroadstage.com; www.events.smc.edu. We do not know the lineup, but we feel comfortable recommending it as a “Show-of-the-Week” pick, given the talent that Renee Bodie booked the first year, and the fact that this is a MUCH more manageable venue where costs can be contained and ticket prices should be kept to reasonable limits. The festival is a benefit for the nonprofit California Acoustic Music Project.
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LA Acoustic Music Festival, www.laacousticmusicfestival.com
California Acoustic Music Project, www.californiaacousticmusicproject.org
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