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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday Happenin's - Acoustic Americana Music Guide, September 12, 2012

Unexpected treat:
The AMERICANA MUSIC AWARDS webcast live today on, from the Ryman in Nashville. Starts at 4:55 pm, Pacific time.
TODAY & TONIGHT are just outstanding for music on TV. That, in a moment. First, who's playing in Southern Cal is rather impressive, too.
Tonight's LIVE PERFORMANCES? Plentiful and diverse, some participatory:
> FIONA APPLE plus BLAKE MILLS play the Santa Barbara Bowl at 7 pm.
> BARRY ANTHONY & HIS NEW ORLEANS WAILERS bring their "TASTE OF MARDI GRAS" to the Whale & Ale in San Pedro at 7 pm.
> SUSIE GLAZE & THE HILONESOME STRING BAND play BRAD COLERICK's weekly "Wine and Song" series at Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena, 7-9 pm.
> FORTUNATE SON, the top CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL tribute band, plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena at 8 pm.
> The monthly "LAWIM SINGER-SONGWRITER NIGHT" (formerly the Soiree), L.A.'s longest-running monthly music showcase, is at the M Bar in Hollywood, 7-9:30 pm.
> ROCKLIND & RICHMOND play the Cowboy Palace in Chatsworth at 8 pm (free line dance instruction at 7 pm).
MORE live music...
> KEN O'MALLEY plays his Irish music residency at Griffins of Kinsale, South Pasadena, 6:30 pm.
> Weekly "IRISH MUSIC SESSION" at Brendan's Irish Pub and Restaurant, Camarillo, 6:30 pm.
> SONGMAKERS monthly "SIMI VALLEY HOOT" at 7:30 pm; info and location,
> "WEST SIDE HAMMERED DULCIMERS" tune sharing 'n fun, at Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, Culver City, 6:30-9 pm.
> OPEN MIC at the Talking Stick, Venice, 6:30 pm.
> "SAN DIEGO SONGWRITERS MEETUP" at New Expression Music, San Diego, 7 pm.
> Weekly "GLENDESSARY JAM" of makers of old-time music, in Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, 5:30 pm.
> Twice-monthly "WEDNESDAY EVENING JAM" at Southside Coffee Co, Lompoc, 7-9 pm.
> Weekly bluegrass & folk "JAM SESSION" at Matt's Music, Paso Robles, 6-8 pm.
> "GUITAROLOGY" showcase at Melody Bar & Grill, near L.A.X., 8 pm.
> Weekly "ACOUSTIC CORDIALE" at Cafe Cordiale, Sherman Oaks, 9 pm.
NOW, for all that great TV today & tonight:
* 4-5 pm "LIVE FROM DARYL'S HOUSE" with JASON MRAZ (new, 2012) on Paladia.
* 5-6 pm "JOE BONAMASSA AT THE BEACON THEATRE" (new, 2012) taped in NYC where the blues-rock singer-guitarist is joined by JOHN HIATT and PAUL RODGERS. On Paladia.
* 6-8:30 pm "THE LAST WALTZ" (1978) is MARTIN SCORSESE'S acclaimed documentary of THE BAND's final concert. On Paladia (repeats 9-11:30 pm).
* 7-9 pm "PETER, PAUL & MARY: 25th ANNIVERSARY" (1986), on KOCE, aka PBS SoCal. Chopped-up by pledge drive beg-a-thons.
* 8:30-9 pm MUMFORD & SONS play acoustic on "Unplugged" from 2011. On Paladia.
* 9-10:30 pm "CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR LIVE" (2007) on KOCE, aka PBS SoCal. Chopped-up by pledge breaks.
* 9-10:30 pm "THE LAST WALTZ" (1978) is MARTIN SCORSESE'S acclaimed documentary of THE BAND's final concert. On Paladia.
More manana. There's MUCH more in the most recent full edition of the Acoustic Americana Music Guide, published September 6.

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