Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Wednesday: a sad day for Democracy; but music & art carry on ~ Apr 2, 2014
Rarely does the Guide’s opening nod to history focus on history happening in real time. Today, it does. Following that is, of course, all you expect to find here: Ticket Alerts (including FLEETWOOD MAC tickets), News Features, and Wednesday’s Live Music and Art Events.
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APRIL 2 in history…
√ On this day in 1899, MARK TWAIN wrote, “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's.” (In a letter to W. D. Howells, April 2, 1899.)
√ Today, April 2, 2014, is making history. The US Supreme Court ruled in “McCutcheon vs. Federal Elections Commission,” and cleared the way for big money to have unprecedented and essentially unlimited influence in America’s elections. There are nationwide protest responses this evening.
√ McCutcheon response, nationwide directory; find one near you, if you wish to take part:
√ McCutcheon response, 5-7 pm, "'Death of Democracy' Funeral Procession to Pasadena City Hall" is a key protest of today’s Supreme Court ruling, happening in Pasadena, CA; info:
IN THIS EDITION…
♪ TICKET ALERTS
. √ CELTIC WOMEN (formerly Celtic Woman) TONIGHT
. √ EMMYLOU HARRIS, Thu, Apr 3
. √ “An Evening with HUGH LAURIE and THE COPPER BOTTOM BAND”
. √ FLEETWOOD MAC Presale Tickets
. √ “Single Wing Turquoise Bird”
♪ NEWS FEATURES – new CDs and some long-extinct Re-releases
. √ STEEL WHEELS RELEASE NEW VIDEO & SINGLE, EN-ROUTE TO MERLEFEST
. √ REAL GONE’S ENERGETIC & DIVERSE RELEASE SCHEDULE CONTINUES
♪ ONGOING MUSIC & ART EVENTS
♪ WEDNESDAY’s MUSIC & ART EVENTS
♪ TICKET ALERTS
1) CELTIC WOMEN (formerly Celtic Woman) plays Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa TONIGHT, Wed, Apr 2. The ensemble showcases the talent and charisma of four gifted young Irish women with an elaborate new stage presentation that celebrates Ireland's musical and cultural heritage. Traditional music, contemporary pop standards and memorable original compositions are all included. “The Emerald Tour” is under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes.
Tickets still available: $50 to $151.at 714-556-2121 or at www.scfta.org
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2) EMMYLOU HARRIS plays the Wiltern this Thu, Apr 3, at 7 pm; it's the L.A. stop for Emmylou’s “Wrecking Ball Tour” with Daniel Lanois, Steven Nistor and Jim Wilson.
Tickets still available at:
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3) "An Evening with HUGH LAURIE and THE COPPER BOTTOM BAND" is June 2 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, 7 pm doors.
Tix, $45, on sale Apr 2 at 10 am. Tix link at www.goldenvoice.com
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4) FLEETWOOD MAC Presale Tickets...
FLEETWOOD MAC, including CHRISTINE McVIE rejoining the band (after a 15 year absence), have announced their "On with the Show Tour," and there will be ticket presales. There are multiple opportunities to get tickets ahead of the masses, so that necessitates a fairly lengthy Guide to how to do that.
First, all Fleetwood Mac tickets will be available through Ticketmaster OR Live Nation, including Presale tickets. Make sure you've signed up for an account giving your full details with credit card number ahead of time.
California dates and venues are:
11/24/14 Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena
11/25/14 San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
11/28/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
11/29/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
12/2/14 San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at SD State University
12/3/14 Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
PASSWORD PRESALE TIX...
Both "Fleetwood Mac News" (www.fleetwoodmacnews.com/2014/03/fleetwood-mac-on-with-show-tour-dates.html?m=1)
"Ticket Crusader" (http://ticketcrusader.com/fleetwood-mac-presale-passwords/)
are on top of it.
Those sites have posted "Fleetwood Mac presale passwords," and we have that info here.
FACEBOOK PRESALE TIX become available TODAY, Wed, Apr 2 at 10 am local time.
Facebook presale password: MAC
AMERICAN EXPRESS PRESALE TIX became available Mon, Mar 31 at 10 am local time.
American Express presale: use 8778770987 or INGOLD or AMEX if password needed. Amex card needed to buy.
In addition, from another source...
LIVE NATION PRESALE TIX become available on Thu, Apr 3 at 10 am local time:
The password is PRIORITY (and in some places may instead be ACCESS) on the Live Nation facebook page. The Live Nation mobile app password is COVERT
IF YOU'RE STUPID RICH AND OBSESSED...
There is a "Mick Fleetwood VIP Package" at each show, on sale via Ticketmaster, along with the first initial Presale for AMEX: that's March 31st in the U.S., and April 1st in Canada.
Total package price is $750 per person.
- One premium reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows
- VIP early entry into the venue
- Exclusive meet & greet with Mick Fleetwood
- Personal photograph with Mick Fleetwood
- Autographed 8x10 photo
- Onstage Q&A session at Mick's drum set
- Exclusive tour merchandise item
- Official meet & greet laminate
- On-site VIP host
- Limited availability
If you’re like those of us at the Guide who would love to see them but are haunted-off by the high prices, “Don’t stop thinkin’ about tomorrow.”
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5) “SINGLE WING TURQUOISE BIRD” performs Fri, Apr 25 & Sat, Apr 26, at 7:30 pm at USC, at the School of Cinematic Arts Complex, Stage 4. Admission is free and open to everyone, but online reservations are required and these events do fill-up. “Like a thousand modern paintings flowing and sparkling.” —Anaïs Nin Single Wing Turquoise Bird was among the most sophisticated of the 1960s and ’70s psychedelic light shows. Formed in 1968 in Los Angeles, “the Bird” accompanied legendary bands including CREAM, the VELVET UNDERGROUND, SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, PINK FLOYD, and the GRATEFUL DEAD. Later, they performed to music by STEVE REICH, TERRY RILEY, and other avant-garde composers. Improvising collectively in real-time, the group used overhead, slide and high-intensity 16mm film projectors to create swirling visual compositions. Now incorporating digital technologies, the Bird will present two unique performances accompanied by guitarist / composer MIROSLAV TADIC.
Online reservations (free) are required, beginning Wed, Apr 2, at 9 am, at:
♪ NEWS FEATURES – new CDs and some long-extinct Re-releases
#1 News Feature…
√ STEEL WHEELS RELEASE NEW VIDEO & SINGLE, EN-ROUTE TO MERLEFEST
by Kim Fowler
The Steel Wheels’ new video and single are a preview of a new album due in 2015. Meanwhile, their upcoming tour includes Merlefest, Mountain Stage, Grey Fox Festival, and more.
With their shared Mennonite background, the band finds harmony and simplicity and community purpose. They make for good copy. The STEEL WHEELS, who released their third album, “No More Rain,” last year, are previewing a song from their newest batch of music, which won’t be released until 2015. Meantime, “We’ve Got A Fire” became available as a video and as a 7” vinyl single and download on April 1, 2014.
“The song speaks to a renewed passion within the band to pour ourselves into new songs and always polishing and adding to our live shows,” said Trent Wagler, lead singer of the band. The Steel Wheels will tour this year with appearances at Mountain Stage and some of the nation's premier festivals, including Merlefest, Grey Fox, Ogden Music Festival, Harvest Music Festival, Walnut Valley, and several more – including their own festival that kicked off last year in Virginia.
The band’s own inaugural “Red Wing Roots Music Festival” had 40 bands and artists on 4 stages and featured THE DEL McCOURY BAND, POKEY LaFARGE, PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND, TIM O’BRIEN, SAM BUSH, THE DUHKS, and more. The festival was a great success and will reprise July 11, 12 and 13, 2014.
The “Red Wing Roots Music Festival” has a bigger purpose. “We want to help the Shenandoah Valley re-embrace its musical heritage and pass it to another generation,” said Wagler.
Even that is one facet of more: “Our big dream is to go outside of just the festival and do education outreach into schools to give young people another kind of ‘popular music,'" he said.
Formed by four friends raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The STEEL WHEELS have enthralled their loyal fan base with a heady brew of original soulful mountain music. From a shared Mennonite background, they find harmony, simplicity, and a renewed respect for their heritage in a collective sound.
Wagler’s weathered tenor is joined by bell-clear four-part harmonies as well as Eric Brubaker’s lively and evocative fiddle, Brian Dickel’s grounded, yet buoyant, upright bass, and Jay Lapp’s signature mandolin style, and it’s no surprise they have burst onto the Americana scene, becoming festival favorites and selling-out venues across the country.
The genesis of their new “We’ve Got A Fire” came from songwriter FRED EAGLESMITH, backstage at a Vermont music festival. “Fred motivated me to write the song, ‘We’ve Got a Fire’,” said Wagler, adding, “It’s a good reminder to not let the rat race of the music business or any other rat race push you from being a truer, freer you. That’s where the song comes from.”
"I don't know that our Mennonite heritage explains a lot, but growing up Mennonite has had an influence on our band. Mennonites value simple living, social justice, and community,” Wagler continued, concluding, “When we think about how we want to plug into the music business, our minds go more towards furthering community than super stardom. If there’s a kind of ‘faith’ involved, I have faith that investing in that part of music will pay off in the long term.”
More at: www.thesteelwheels.com
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#2 News Feature…
√ REAL GONE’S ENERGETIC & DIVERSE RELEASE SCHEDULE CONTINUES
The Los Angeles-based label's April 1 releases include unfindable retro albums and never-before heard tracks. It is quite a truckload, with CDs from COWBOY, THE GRATEFUL DEAD, KEITH ALLISON, THE OHIO EXPRESS, PATTI LaBELLE & THE BLUEBELLES, EDDIE KENDRICKS, VICKI LAWRENCE, and DORIS DAY, the latter with a pair of albums in time for her 90th birthday.
When you do a bunch of CD drops on April 1, you need to begin your promo with, “It's not an April Fool's joke.” Real Gone Music's April 1 releases feature albums from movie and TV superstars, a legendary girl group, a Southern rock mainstay, a behind-the-scenes stalwart of ’60s and ’70s pop-rock, an all-time great bubblegum / garage rock band, one of the most hallowed soul singers of all time, and the world's greatest jam band.
Headlining the label’s publicity campaign are two releases timed to celebrate the 90th birthday of silver screen icon DORIS DAY – one chock-full of rarities, the other featuring classic movie songs pulled from the Columbia vaults.
In addition, Real Gone turns its spotlight from the big screen to the small screen for a collection of the complete Bell recordings from one of the stars of “The Carol Burnett Show,” multitalented singer and comedienne VICKI LAWRENCE, featuring her #1 hit, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia."
As we’ve come to expect, Real Gone dives deep into the vaults for its material. This time around, that also includes a 2-CD, 39-song set compiling the complete Atlantic sides of PATTI LaBELLE & THE BLUEBELLES, with four unreleased tracks.
COWBOY, who was a DUANE ALLMAN discovery, receives a long-overdue release of their debut album, and then-future Raider KEITH ALLISON sees his lone solo album finally get reissued with a dozen bonus single sides.
The complete Cameo recordings of the OHIO EXPRESS, one of the earliest and most essential acts helmed by the legendary bubblegum production team of Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffrey Katz, see their first-ever reissue in any format, while former TEMPTATION member EDDIE KENDRICKS' lone solo album for the Atlantic label also makes its CD debut.
Finally, Real Gone once again hitches a ride on the GRATEFUL DEAD's long strange trip of seemingly endless unreleased recordings, with another “Dick's Pick” volume featuring a complete live show from 1973.
For seven decades, the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated artist DORIS DAY has epitomized performing excellence, setting the standard for countless female singers and actors who have attempted to follow in her path. But no other female performer has ever really come close to the level of artistry, success and worldwide devotion that the woman born Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, has enjoyed ever since becoming a teen-aged songbird. That was with the LES BROWN ORCHESTRA in the World War II-era. As the label asserts, “She truly will forever be the ultimate ‘crossover’ superstar.” Surveying her career, that’s quite valid.
Real Gone Music is proud to present a pair of releases timed to celebrate DORIS DAY's momentous 90th birthday on April 3, 2014. The first, Doris Day: "Music, Movies & Memories", is a brand-new album of Day rarities spanning the 1940s through 1980s, offering tracks that have never appeared on an album or compact disc, as well as several precious, recently-discovered gems. Among the previously unreleased titles are a 1947 rendition of the standard "Can't Help Lovin' That Man;" a beautiful ballad from the '50s entitled "How Well I Know;" and five tracks from Doris' final recording session in 1985, including an amazing, jazz-flavored outtake performance of "Everyone's Gone to the Moon."
The other, Doris Day: "Sings Her Great Movie Hits", is the first-ever CD reissue of the 1966 Columbia / Harmony album, generously expanded with 13 bonus tracks and including songs from every single movie in which she sang from 1956 to 1967. Among the highlights: songs from the beloved trio of Day-Rock Hudson classics “Pillow Talk,” “Lover Come Back,” and “Send Me No Flowers,” a pair of bouncy ditties from Day's pairings with Rod Taylor, “Do Not Disturb,” and “The Glass Bottom Boat,” and the song, “Move Over Darling,” for a slice of "mod" Doris featuring production by son Terry Melcher and arrangements by Jack Nitzsche, plus, the inevitable show-closer and Doris' most beloved song, the original version of “Que Sera, Sera” from Alfred Hitchcock's classic, “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”
Liner notes in both these Doris Day packages feature photos and quotes from the great lady herself.
Next, there’s EDDIE KENDRICKS. Having recently released a quartet of albums by DAVID RUFFIN, Real Gone Music now turns its attention to Kendricks, Ruffin's former running mate in the Temptations. It was Eddie Kendricks whose mellifluous tenor and falsetto were such an integral part of the group's sound. Kendricks began his solo journey in 1971, leaving Motown in 1977 for a two-album, two-year stint at Arista Records. In 1981, Eddie signed with Atlantic Records for the one-off LP, "Love Keys", which would be his last major label album (aside from a 1987 collaboration with fellow ex-Temptation, David Ruffin). Produced in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama by the team of Johnny Sandlin (best known for his work with Southern rock artists like THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, BONNIE BRAMLETT, ELVIN BISHOP, and WET WILLIE) and Sandlin’s team partner, Randy Roberts, Eddie Kendricks: "Love Keys" featured backing from the MUSCLE SHOALS HORNS and the Southern soul group THE CONTROLLERS on songs written by LOU COURTNEY ("I'm In Need Of Love"), DAVID POMERANZ ("Old Home Town"), and Eddie's former Motown colleagues, BRIAN & EDDIE HOLLAND (for the track, "(Oh I) Need Your Lovin,'" a Billboard To- 50 R&B single). The album represented Eddie Kendricks' first venture into Southern soul, and was the last charting solo set for the great soul singer, who passed away in 1992. It makes its worldwide CD debut here, with notes and added photos. This one is a collaboration brought to you by Real Gone and SoulMusic Records.
VICKI LAWRENCE is prominently featured in this parade of releases, too. CAROL BURNETT wasn't the only multi-talented regular on “The Carol Burnett Show.” Her protégé Vicki Lawrence (a.k.a. "Eunice" and "Mama"), actually did her one better by scoring a # 1 hit with "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" on the Bell label in 1973. But Vicki's big hit wasn't the result of her talent alone. In 1972, she married the great songwriter BOBBY RUSSELL, who penned "Georgia" and hooked her up with the legendary producer "Snuff" Garrett and arranger Artie Butler. The combo clicked, not just on the song, but also on the album, which went to #51 on the charts. A year later, Vicki recorded another album for Bell, “Ships in the Night,” again with the title song penned by Russell and production by Garrett. However, financial problems at the Bell label resulted in the album being released only in Australia. It appears here on CD for the first time ever. Vicki Lawrence: "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia -- The Complete Bell Recordings" also adds the non-Bell single sides, "Old Home Movies," and "The Other Woman," plus an unreleased track for a total of 25 songs from this enduring performer. Notes and photos accompany, all remastered by Steve Massie.
THE GRATEFUL DEAD still have a rabidly devoted fan base, and this is one they’ll race to grab. It’s the band’s first full 1973 concert to be released, and the first concert of their uniformly excellent Fall '73 Midwest tour. It’s on the Real Gone label as, Grateful Dead: "Dick's Picks Vol. 19 -- 10/19/73 Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK." It captures the Dead a matter of days after their release of “Wake of the Flood,” their first release on their own Grateful Dead Records label. Over half the tracks from the album appear here in this live show, highlighted by stellar (no pun intended) renditions of "Stella Blue" and "Eyes of the World." Both of those songs appear as the first encore on Disc Three, which may well be one of the finest single discs in the entire “Dick's Picks” canon; the disc leads off with a 15-minute "Dark Star" which segues effortlessly to "Mind Left Body Jam," leading into a truly transcendent reading of "Morning Dew." Add "Sugar Magnolia" and a show-ending "Johnny B. Goode" to the set and you know everybody went home happy. A superb sound mix on this one, too, and as always it's presented in HDCD sound. It’s been out-of-print for years.
That’s a lengthy piece to cover new releases, but as usual, when Real Gone does something, they do a lot all at once. And we hope they keep it up.
Real Gone Music, formed and helmed by industry vets Gordon Anderson and Gabby Castellana, is an eclectic and prolific catalog and reissue label with distribution through Sony, via Razor & Tie. Anderson and Castellana each started businesses in 1993 --Collectors' Choice Music and Hep Cat Records & Distribution, respectively -- that became two of the most important outlets for buyers and sellers of vintage music recordings. They joined forces in 2011 to launch Real Gone Music, which serves both the collector community and the casual music fan with a robust release schedule combining big-name artists with esoteric cult favorites. They’ll proudly tell you, “Real Gone Music is dedicated to combing the vaults for sounds that aren't just gone -- they're REAL gone.”
There’s lots more about the Real Gone Music catalog at: www.realgonemusic.com
♪ ONGOING MUSIC & ART EVENTS
Ongoing, through Apr 19, in Sierra Madre:
(Times vary, by night) “CIVIL WAR THEMED LIVE THEATRE,” in three period-music-related productions, at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W Sierra Madre Bl, Sierra Madre; 626-355-4318; www.sierramadreplayhouse.com.
Nick Smith, veteran storyteller and co-producer of the Pasadena Folk Music Series (formerly the Caltech Folk Music Series), says, “I’m historical advisor for their current productions. The main one, "Battledrum," (Mar 7-Apr 19) is a short musical drama about drummer boys during the Civil War.”
There is also one remaining performance of the MUSIC OF THE CIVIL WAR, in a show called "Glory Hallelujah," on April 13. It’s presented in conjunction with the Colbert School of Music, that esteemed L.A. institution across the street from the Disney Concert Hall.
The theatre’s lobby has a wonderful display of Civil War photographs and descriptive placards, along with a Union uniform and lady’s dress of the time.
Each performance of "Battledrum" opens with an opening talk by a historian, leading into the play. Nick tells us, “I will be doing [the historian’s opening] for some of the performances. I’m also helping select the readings and music for the other production. It’s been busy.”
The Guide was there for ""THE PLAYER KING," a one-night-only show in the series on March 28. It’s about the theatrical Booth family, including John Wilkes Booth, the actor who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Written and performed bt DARIN DAHMS, it is an inspired performance. If it’s indicative of this series, and we believe it is, then catch as much of it as you can.
Tix and info, at:
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Ongoing, through Apr 6,
on Catalina Island:
The Annual “FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR” at the Avalon Ballroom on Catalina Island. You will need to arrange ferry passage to Catalina Island and back, in addition to choosing tickets for specific films and events. Get event info from the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles: www.adsla.org or 310-659-3326.
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ONGOING at the Getty, through Jun 1, in L.A.:
“JACKSON POLLOCK’S MURAL,” and “HATCHED! CREATING FORM WITH LINE,” are two concurrent temporary exhibitions at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, L.A. 90049; 310-440-7300; parking is $10.
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ONGOING at the Getty, through Jun 8, in L.A.:
“A ROYAL PASSION: QUEEN VICTORIA & PHOTOGRAPHY” and “HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: PAST TENSE” are two concurrent temporary exhibitions at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, L.A. 90049; 310-440-7300; parking is $10.
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ONGOING at the Getty, through Jun 22, in L.A.:
“HEAVEN AND EARTH: BYZANTINE ILLUMINATION AT THE CULTURAL CROSSROADS” is a new temporary exhibition at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, L.A. 90049; 310-440-7300; parking is $10.
♪ WEDNESDAY’s Today/Tonight-Only
MUSIC & ART EVENTS
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Wed, Apr 2, in Burbank:
6-11 pm A full evening with CODIO & THE SWINGING ARMANIS, plus DEBRA PRICE & GUIDO ARMANI’s CLASSICAL HOUR on one stage, and on the other stage, GLEN ROBERTS BIG BAND -- recently named “Best Free Big Band Event” in L.A. Weekly’s prestigious “Best of LA” issue – plus REVEREND MARTINI'S ROCKABILLYHOP ‘N HANG, all at Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr (next to L.A. Equestrian Center), Burbank; 818-845-2425 or 818-515-4444; HYPERLINK "http://www.vivacantina.com/" www.vivacantina.com.
√ CODIO & THE SWINGING ARMANIS play at 6 & 8 pm.
√ DEBRA PRICE & GUIDO ARMANI’s CLASSICAL HOUR happens at 7 pm.
√ GLEN ROBERTS BIG BAND at 7 pm, named “Best Free Big Band Event” in LA Weekly’s prestigious “Best of LA” issue.
√ REVEREND MARTINI'S ROCKABILLYHOP ‘N HANG at 10 pm.
No cover. Venue is known for its Mexican food and full bar. Okay to park free across the street at Pickwick Bowl (free, nearly unlimited parking for Viva patrons).
Wed, Apr 2, in Torrance:
6-8:30 pm ANDY & RENEE, leaders of HARD RAIN, named the Best Band in the South Bay for 2013, play their residency at the Buffalo Fire Dept., 1261 Cabrillo Av, Torrance 90501; 310-320-2332.
Wed, Apr 2, in Murrieta:
6:30 pm “THE SHAM JAM” OPEN MIC, hosted by HUNTER & SIMON, at the Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery, 39252 Winchester Rd #145, Murrieta 92563; 951-696-5252; www.theshamrockirishpubandeatery.com
Wed, Apr 2, in Santa Barbara Co (Santa Ynez):
7 pm DANNY SCHMIDT and ERIC TAYLOR play the “Tales from the Tavern” series at the Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez 93460; 805-686-4785.
Wed, Apr 2, in South Pasadena:
7 pm Weekly "WINE & SONG" tonight brings ERNEST TROOST, and LAUREN ADAMS with NICK KIRGO, headlining a lineup of pre-booked recording artists, plus surprise musical guests and performing host BRAD COLERICK, all performing all-acoustic, at Firefly Bistro, 1009 El Centro St, South Pasadena 91030; 626-441-2443; www.WineAndSong.com
ERNEST TROOST is L.A.’s own multiple Music Emmy and Kerrville Folk Fest winner and Piedmont Blues master.
LAUREN ADAMS and her band have been celebrated in the Guide among L.A.’s best, and tonight Lauren brings her sideman from that band, the talented guitarist NICK KIRGO.
No cover for the show, but the venue may try to seat you where you can’t see unless you tell them you’re there for DINNER and the show.
Wed, Apr 2, in OC (Fullerton):
7 pm Weekly STEVE NOONAN & FRIENDS acoustic show at Bourbon Street, 110 E Commonwealth, Fullerton.
Wed, Apr 2, in Santa Monica:
7-11 pm THE GET DOWN BOYS play their every-Wednesday residency at Areal, 820 Main St, Santa Monica.
$5 cover. More at www.thegetdownboys.com
Wed, Apr 2, in L.A.:
7-11 pm “IRISH TRAD SESSION” is a structured jam at Tom Bergin's Public House, 840 S Fairfax Av, Los Angeles; 323-936-7151.
Wed, Apr 2, FREE, in Altadena:
7:30-10 pm SONGNET’s “MUSIC INSIDER” series presents ED TREE, celebrated producer, engineer, guitarist and songwriter, speaking and taking questions at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena.
There’s more on the organization’s website, at www.thesongnet.org
Wed, Apr 2, in OC (Costa Mesa):
8 pm CELTIC WOMAN, that physically beautiful and oh-so-musical troupe of Irish lassies performs the last of two local nights of their “EMERALD TOUR” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa 92626.
They’ve been at it long enough that this tour is about not only performing new songs, but also fan favorites.
Tix, 714-556-2121, or online at www.SCFTA.org
Wed, Apr 2, in Santa Barbara:
8 pm GARRISON KEILLOR, host of radio’s “A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION,” and bestselling author, plays the lovely Granada Theatre, 1214 State St, Santa Barbara 93101; 805-899-2222.
Wed, Apr 2, in Venice:
8 pm "SONGWRITERS' ROUND" brings acoustic performances by four performing songwriters at WitZend, 1717 Lincoln Bl, Venice 90291; 310-305-4792; www.witzendlive.com
What is a "Writers' Round?" It's a singer-songwriter event in which all writers take the stage at the same time to perform "in the round." A Nashville tradition, the in-the-round format encourages the sharing of songs, stories, lyrics, and music, as each performer can be backed by the others on stage. Plus, it allows for the audience to have an up-close-and-personal look at how hit tunes and soon-to-be hit tunes were created.
Wed, Apr 2, in SFV (Chatsworth):
8 pm ROB STALEY plays the Cowboy Palace, 21635 Devonshire St, Chatsworth; 818-341-0166.
This is L.A.’s last real honky tonk. No cover, full bar, lots of fun. Go early for the nightly free dance lesson.
Wed, Apr 2, near LAX:
8 pm Weekly “GUITAROLOGY” showcase at Melody Bar & Grill, 9132 S Sepulveda Bl, Los Angeles 90045; 310-670-1994.
More, soon, as always.
♪ The Guide will be making CH-CH-CHANGES – turn, embrace the change -- in 2014. Some folks will like some, others will not. There will be points of departure to make room (and time) for the new. We’ll do what we can, because as always, we operate with the editor’s motto, “One does what one can.”
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