* THIS REPEATS, SUN, JAN 20, with a one-hour later start time; see below for free ticket links for each date.
* At CAAM, artist Lili Bernard begins the tour at 1 pm.
* At ICA LA, Chelle Barbour continues the tour at 3 pm, followed by a light reception to celebrate your double-tour achievement.
* Nina Chanel Abney’s work refers to such diverse subjects as pop culture, world events, and art history through vibrant and provocative compositions. Bernard and Barbour will examine how those themes relate to American society, including Abney’s painted references to race, sexuality, celebrity culture, and police brutality.
* A wise move would be to carpool with friends.
* Tix are FREE, but reserve in advance through Eventbrite and Do LA.
FRIDAY (1 pm) tix at: https://dola.com/events/2019/1/18/back-to-back-artist-led-tours-of-nina-chanel-abney-royal-flush-at-caam-and-ica-la#
SUNDAY (2 pm) tix at:
* Reservations get addresses, directions, and more details.
* She is one of the rarest of the rare: a folk-roots-Americana fiddle player with a Grammy!
* From David Bunn: "I just spent a week with them in SW Louisiana at Blackpot Camp and Festival and herd them perform twice. They are truly fantastic. With their fabulous powerhouse cajun singer, Amelia Beire, Blake’s deep deep background in the genre and his amazing accordion playing and vocals, and AJ Srubas’ strong and clean fiddling it’s quite a band. they are every bit as hot as Cajun Country Revival."
* David runs a great concert series that includes dinner, concert, and jam session afterwards in a warm community setting on his working farm.
* See the Guide's extensive write-up on the band in our Sun, Jan 20, 5 pm listing.
* Check out Blake Miller's new album, at: https://www.oldfashionedaces.com/new-album/new-album
* Sign-up for the FREE Louisiana Dance e-newsletter produced by Guy Martin (the one that was, for years, done by Zydeco Brad). Just email, 'n tell hime we sent ya!: email@example.com
* Tix and more info on this show, at: http://southernpacificsessions.com/
* With performances equal to the mastery of the Park Ranger trade, THE WARDENS are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected, collectively, for more than 60 years.
* In the US, we call their profession "NATIONAL PARK RANGERS." (That is assuming we will still HAVE any Nat'l Park Rangers after they go indefinitely without getting paid during the Trumpertantrum-caused federal gov't shutdown.)
* In Canada, their Nat'l Park rangers are called "WARDENS," and that REALLY is the shared background of the members of this band.
* The Wardens' - Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt - "mountain music" - blends folk, roots and western styles - and is a piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. The trio have performed at Folk Alliance International, Canmore Folk Fest, Alberta Showcase and shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Paul Brandt, Scenic Route to Alaska and Ian Tyson.
Performer bio notes:
* Bradley Bischoff brings Vocals, lead and rhythm guitar. Stationed in the rugged South Boundary region of Jasper National Park in incomparably beautiful Alberta, Bradley began his national park warden lifestyle in 1981. Assigned alone to the backcountry with a handful of horses for seventeen days at a time, Bradley penned many songs by the dim cabin lights and the dusky summers spent in the high alpine ranges.
* Ray Schmidt provides Vocals, upright bass, and mandolin. Currently posted in Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Ray works with grizzly bears in the interior rainforest of Glacier National Park. Ray founded The Wardens in 2009, with Scott Ward, during the national park warden centennial after discovering the rich depth of music and stories within this region of Canada.
* Scott Ward does Vocals and plays fingerstyle guitar. A national park warden for over 30 years in Banff National Park, Scott's music stems from a life lived in the deep wilderness of the Canadian Rockies as a horseman, search-and-rescue dog handler, and technical alpine specialist. Evoking the haunting fingerstyle guitar of Gordon Lightfoot with the mystique and presence of Ian Tyson, Scott's music embodies Canadian authenticity. In 2001, Scott was awarded the "Governor General's Award" for "Exemplary Service as a Peace Officer."
* Muriel tours and takes the finest guitar players on the planet with her, under the "All-Star Guitar Night" monicker. This edition is specifically devoted to the HARP guitar.
* If you've never heard "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road," you really ARE missing something: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu5hzc2Mei4
* He is formerly of the acoustic Americana faves, the SHOW PONIES, and with his new outfit, tonight he'll have 'em dancin' in the aisle.
* Get info from Jennifer Ranger, 626-357-1091.