12/14/19 - The Ash Grove Players

MATINEE! The Ash Grove Players perform authentic American roots music: folk, country, blues and bluegrass, that will uplift your spirit, and stir your soul.

Taking inspiration from the many historic roots musicians that passed through the doors of the famed Ash Grove Music Club on Melrose Avenue in 1950s and 60s Los Angeles, these six talented and seasoned singers and musicians play a variety of instruments and take great traditional songs and give them new life. Featured are Claudia Lennear (vocals and background vocals), SS Jones (vocals, banjo and guitar), Steve Moos (vocals, mandolin and guitar), Eric Ahlberg (vocals and bass), David Fertig (harmonica), and Jeff Landau (guitar). The band started as a project of the Ash Grove Music Foundation.

During the seventies, Claudia Lennear was a musical pioneer who sang background vocals across the genres on stage and on recordings with Ike and Tina Turner, Allen Toussaint, the Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, George Harrison, Elton John, Steven Stills, Taj Mahal, and many others. Claudia worked professionally with many of the producers and sidemen musicians who developed the foundation of the late 60s and 70s pop music scene both in the United States and England. Journalists have documented that Lennear was the muse for songs written by Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Leon Russell. Lennear affirms “Brown Sugar”, “Lady Grinning Soul”, “ A Song for You” , “Masquerade”, and “She Smiles Like a River”.

The Ash Grove Players performed to rave reviews at the Pete Seeger Memorial Concert produced by the Ash Grove Music Foundation in 2014. They performed their Lead Belly tribute show featuring SS Jones at the opening event of the Lead Belly Exhibition at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Last year they performed at the Levitt Pavillion Concert in Pasadena, and this year at the Levitt Pavillion, McArthur Park.sharing the bill with the Chambers Brothers Band and a recent sold out show at McCabes.

Saturday December 14, 2019 | MATINEE 3:00 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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No payment necessary when you make telephone reservations. Pay by cash or check at the door at the time of the show.

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