02/20/20 - LISA FINNIE & FRIENDS AND THE BEECHWOOD BELLES

Two local, female-fronted acts combine forces-sharing the stage together for the first time, for a dynamic evening of music that draws from folk, blues and jazz traditions.

Described by the LA Weekly as a “torch-hillbilly enchanteuse” with “hip-chick atmospherics” and a “sultry, languid approach”, Pasadena native Lisa Finnie digs deep into Americana soil as she explores themes of love and loss, and always with a groove.

A fixture on the local roots music scene for the past two decades, the singer/songwriter/song stylist is equally at home in a honky-tonk, a cocktail lounge or a literary salon. Joining Finnie are her three main men, the stunningly versatile, guitarist-in-demand, Dylan Thomas (King Cotton, The Dickies, 45 Grave); bassist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Tim Fleming (Sofia Talvik, Brad Colerick, Little Silver Hearts); and her longtime collaborator, percussion maestro/harmonica slinger, John Palmer (Johnny Rivers, Wanda Jackson, Ronnie Dawson).

In addition to music making, LISA FINNIE also produces and hosts “The Dylan Hours”, a specialty radio program devoted to the music of Bob Dylan, at 88.5 FM/KCSN. She is a lifelong fan and student of music and is honored to share the bill with THE BEECHWOOD BELLES.

The Beachwood Belles is a new close harmony duo of Cynthia Brando and Cait Leow who are known on the Los Angeles singer songwriter circuit as solo artists. Cynthia and Cait met at the long running Los Angeles venue, “Kulak’s Woodshed,” uniting over their love of early 20th century jazz and blues and 60’s folk music. They fuse these influences into popular cover songs of those times, newer and more recent covers, and original tunes in their “vintage vamp” style.

Cynthia Brando’s vocal style has been described by the Pasadena Weekly as, “equal parts silk and Stevie Nicks.” She performs all over the Los Angeles area and beyond, sharing her unique “vintage vibe” powerful vocals and steady acoustic folk rock rhythms in clubs, homes and as a street performer. She has played notable shows at House of Blues in Hollywood, music festivals and has completed her second tour across the country with her 2018 album, “The Treehouse Trio Sessions,” which Music Connection Magazine included in their “Top 20 Prospects of 2018” list.

Cait Leow hails from Ohio and has made a splash on the Los Angeles music scene with her original music and many favorite cover tunes influenced by her strong background in musical theatre, folk, oldies and jazz. She lends her voice and ukulele and violin skills to various projects and tours the country with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in their outreach program, “It Gets Better” tour. Watch for Cait later in the season in the popular show, “The Rookie.”

Thursday February 20, 2020 | 8:00 PM | $20.00
Reservations: (626) 798-6236


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