02/07/20 - The Woodshed Sessions Return!

The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble presents the return of their concert series the Woodshed Sessions at the Coffee Gallery Backstage including guest artists from Southern California and beyond!

Featured Artist:

Andy & Renee

Since a chance meeting at the University of Denver, Andy Hill and his singing partner Renee Safier have carved out a unique musical niche for themselves in the Los Angeles music scene (and beyond). Their performances – more than two hundred a year – are as much social gathering as musical event. Part fan family reunion, part rock & roll tent revival, their incomparable live shows attract a large, enthusiastic, and fiercely loyal group of fans. As a songwriter, Andy Hill is a student of the folk and rock classics – Van Morrison, The Band, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, and Bob Dylan – and it shows. Both Andy & Renee have received numerous awards for their songwriting. Boundary-pushing use of the language, sweeping vocal harmonies, unforgettable melodic content, and tightly crafted arrangements are all hallmarks of their writing and producing style. Andy & Renee, as a duo, and along with their band Hard Rain, have taken their unique sound and multi-instrumental skills (as well as being riveting vocalists, they both play guitars and keyboards) to venues large and small all over the world.

Local Southern California highlights include House of Blues, The Wiltern, The Troubadour, The Roxy and the El Rey Theatre in Hollywood, and The Warner Grand, The Grand Annex and the Torrance and Hermosa Beach Civic Cultural Centers and the Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series. They have also played at the Telluride Blues & Brews, Kerrville Folk, Napa Valley Folk, and High Sierra Songwriter’s Festivals, and the Bob Dylan Music Festival in Alba, Italy. Andy & Renee also performed at the Nanning International Folk Festival (China’s biggest Music Festival) in front of 25,000 fans and a nationwide TV audience in 2013. Their PBS Concert Special, “Black Box Opens-Andy & Renee”, filmed at the ATLAS Black Box Theatre at the University of Colorado, Boulder, recently won a Heartland Emmy. Andy & Renee's Website.

The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble has been likened to the classic British bands Pentangle and Fairport Convention in that they blend classic folk music with rough-edged stories of tragedy and fate, all with orchestral arrangements sounding like chamber music gone folk!

...a ride through a wide range of Americana meadows and valleys... from skilled instrumentation bluegrass jams, Appalachian vocals, sweet high lonesome harmonies and old-time folk influences, the richness of a tapestry of American music that weaves together each genre through... song-craft, clear production and authentic performance... it feels like we’re hearing just one genre ~ great American music... one of the finest and most original Americana groups in California (or in the country for that matter).” ~ No Depression.

The best new band I’ve never heard of...!” ~ Dan Crary

And Coming Up!
March 20: Steve Werner
April 10: The Singer and the Songwriter
May 15: Merlin Snider
June 12: John Zippered



Friday February 07, 2020 | 8:00 PM | $20.00
Reservations: (626) 798-6236


Reservations are strongly suggested. Seating is limited.
Call 626.798.6236 for Reservations Between 10 A - 10 P
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