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JULY 2017
Friday July 28 8 PM $18 THE GET DOWN BOYS…..
Web Site Address: thegetdownboys.com

The Get Down Boys have been a staple in the Southern California bluegrass scene over the past six years. With a recent major lineup change, the band is ready with a fresh, tight approach. The group now consists of Israel Parker on dobro/tenor out of Ohio, Mark Cassidy on the banjo of The Hillbenders, original member Evan Winsor on bass, and Scott Gates of The Salty Suites on guitar/mandolin. The diversity of this quartet is highlighted with harmonies and vocals that either reminisce of The Louvin Brothers, dig the gravel like Merle Haggard, scrape the sky like Jimmy Martin, or smooth the ride like Sons Of The Pioneers.

Having just finished a new EP of original material and personal favorites while remaining true to the spirit of traditional bluegrass, the boys are excited to be creating music together, and ramping up to not just firmly plant the flag of traditional bluegrass in Southern California, but the national scene which is so hungry for some REAL bluegrass!

SATURDAY JULY 29 7:00 P.M. $20
THE SONGWRITERS ON SONGWRITING SERIES PRESENTS :

A TRIBUTE TO JOHN PRINE

As we explore the ever-growing American Songbook, no one has done more to continue and advance its volume than singer-songwriter John Prine. Since his eponymous first release in 1971, Prine has created a body of work and live performance that is epic, universal, and intimate as he reaches deep into the American character of the last half a century with songs like, "Sam Stone," "Hello in There," "Donald & Lydia," "Angel from Montgomery," "Unwed Fathers" and "Lake Marie," to name a few. He's been covered by Johnny Cash, John Denver, Bonnie Raitt and Bette Midler who have counted themselves as fans.

Here's what Bob Dylan has this to say about John Prine:

"Prine’s stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mind trips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs. I remember when Kris Kristofferson first brought him on the scene. All that stuff about “Sam Stone” the soldier junky daddy and “Donald and Lydia,” where people make love from ten miles away. Nobody but Prine could write like that."

Join us on Saturday, evening as we celebrate John Prine's 70th year with some of the finest singer-songwriters in the L.A. area led by author, photographer and singer-songwriter, Paul Zollo. Also include will be Neil Rosengarden who played bass on the session for the classic, "Paradise," from Prine's first album. Also performing will be Bliss Bowen, Robert Morgan Fisher, The Mountain Mystics, John Mollenhauer, Tim Tedrow, Chad Watson and Pam Loe. And who really knows what musical guru will drop in for the honor of playing the songs of JOHN PRINE and being on the same stage as these legends.

Sunday July 30 7:00 P.M. $10. Cash. No Reservations. David Harvey Presents

Do you love great Ballads that are funny, poignant, and full of Heart? How about Story Songs so rich that they create a World for you to wander and wonder about? And Songs so Cool and Smooth that they're like ice-coffee for the Soul?

FEATURING: Marty Axelrod
Do you love a master keyboard player who can craft amazing songs in Americana and Country with rock and pop hooks, that leave melodies and phrases lingering in your memory? Marty Axelrod is a wonderful songwriter and a member of the popular Los Angeles Tall Men Group. Marty was also the producer and co-writer (with Nicole Gordon) of the acclaimed Songs of Shiloh CD. Marty's songs have placed on TV show soundtracks including True Blood and Friday Night Lights. You can find Marty's recent music on the new Tall Men Group CD and on his solo EP, cleverly titled, Solo EP.
tallmengroup.weebly.com

Chad Watson. has often been described as the Jimi Hendrix of the bass. While Chad is amazingly creative he hasn't lit any guitars on fire that I know of. Chad is known for country but plays every genre of music with mastery. Man, is he smooth! He's also a great songwriter and producer. Chad has shared the stage with legends such as opening for Waylon Jennings, Ernest Tubb, Jerry Jeff Walker, Patty Loveless, and a solo spot in the middle of the Charlie Rich Show, and he's done session work for with legendary producers Bob Ezrin, Keith Olsen, John Cougar Mellencamp, and Delaney Bramlett. Chad brings love to every note. Ultimately what Chad will leave you with is Joy. His love and joy for music is a power that makes you want to hear more and more! www.chadwatson.ustson.us

Paul Zollo... is a wonderfully creative chameleon. In the span of a day he may go from being one of the most respected rock journalists (interviews with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, etc., author of Songwriters on Songwriting, Conversations with Tom Petty, and he currently co-writing a new book with Randy Newman.) to hanging his wonderful street photography in a gallery to crafting songs that range from Angelyne to UFO's to Halloween. Paul just came out with his long-awaited Songwriters on Songwriting II book. Paul has the pure wonder of a beamish boy melded with the time worn wisdom of a sage of old. He always makes me smile!
www.myspace.com/paulzollo
www.bluerailroad.com

And Special Guest… "A Word" With Dylan Brody!
Dylan Brody is an award winning playwright, a thrice published author, a humorist and a story-teller. He's a writer for the Huffington Post and a new contributor to NPR's OffRamp on KPCC. http://dylanbrody.com

AUGUST 2017
FRIDAY AUGUST 4 7:30 P.M. $15 A SPECIAL EVENT…OPEN TO EVERYONE.

TOM MACLEAR : A Night Of Word & Song / Up Close & Personal

Tom will perform his latest works from his newly released CD 'Gods&Ghosts' as well as perform readings of his selections from his critically acclaimed book of poetry 'Inside A String' featuring special guest musicians: Renee' DiSisto (Vocals) • Dave Pearlman (Pedal Steel and Dobro - formerly with Dan Fogelburg, Phil Everly and Hoyt Axton). • Terry Wilson (Bass & Vocals - formerly with Delbert McClinton, Eric Burden, Teresa James). Limited seating available for this MEG Records Special event, this is open to the public.

Tom MacLear • The award winning career of Singer-Songwriter Tom MacLear has finally found flight after a 25 year career in the 'back room corporate-world' of Ghost Writing for some of the biggest names in Nashville. With his steady flow of hit radio releases since 2010, he has topped numerous charts and radio playlists in Country Music Radio. The night will take you through some of Tom's his songs he wrote for Rod Stewart, Annie Lennox and Concrete Blonde, and take you through his Country Rock years of Topanga Canyon (1973' - 1980). Web Site Address: www.maclear.net

Tom is a living legacy of the Southern California Country Rock Boom of the '70s. MacLear transplanted rolls from his work with Rod Stewart in the '70s & 80s while residing in Los Angeles during the historic formative years of the L.A. Country Rock Boom. MacLear was a Ghost Writer, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist and touring artist for such acts as Emmylou Harris/Hot Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and of course his most recognized achievements with Annie Lennox and Rod Stewart.

SUNDAY AUGUST 6

TWO SHOWS:

 

3:00 P.M.

 

and

 

ß6:00 P.M.

$25 The Coffee Gallery Backstage is proud to announce the long awaited return of tribute icon LED ZEPAGAIN on Sunday, August 6th for two performances. Led Zepagain, who will be celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2018 has been hailed by Jimmy Page himself to be the most accurate and authentic replication of Led Zeppelin in the world today!

The band has been extremely busy since we’ve seen them last, having been featured on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” show twice in the last 3 years, as well as touring internationally in places like Japan, Canada and Europe several times. This year they will be exploring new territory as they will visit all of South America and Russia as they seek to bring the music of Led Zeppelin to fans all over the world!

Led Zepagain will be featured in two shows on August 6th, the first one being a matinee which will start at 3pm followed by an evening performance at 6pm. Admission price for each show will be $25!

These particular shows will be unique in that all of the songs will be performed acoustically! Playing these songs unplugged allows the band to explore the full scope of the Led Zeppelin catalog as they not only perform the classic hits like Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven, Ramble On, Over the Hills and Far Away, All My Love and The Rain Song, but also the deeper cut acoustic tunes like That’s the Way, Gallows Pole, Tangerine and Your Time is Gonna Come!

As you know, there are only 50 seats available for this show, so don't miss the rare opportunity to see this band in an up close, intimate setting. We strongly encourage you to call and make reservations for this show as it is sure to sell out quickly.

For Reservations, Call (626) 798-6236.

 

 

Thursday August 10 8:00 PM $15 THE FOURGETTABLES…with some sneaky stuff about “The Dickie Brothers” included for additional music and laughs.

The Fourgettables are made up of four men, three of whom met at songwriting camp. That may sound boring, but it's actually an amazing camp: SummerSongs West, created by Penny Nichols, gathers some of the greatest songwriters in the United States every year, and Mark Alciati (Santa Barbara), Nathan Conn and Stan DeWitt (Long Beach) are part of the SSW tribe. Stan and Ted Ramsey have performed as a comedy duo, The Dickie Brothers, for almost two decades. So the four of them decided in 2015 to form The Fourgettables, and create a show that showcased their humor, joy, wit and charm. The 2015 tour, "The Thinly Disguised Drinking Man's Vacation" did nothing to confirm those traits. But two years have lapsed and much has happened. So this time around, The Fourgettables promise you a show full of humor, joy, wit and charm! ...or at least two of those! Just swallow your disbelief and prepare to have musical fun.

We could tell you a story about how these four men met on a plain in the Patagonias, sharing stories of their childhoods roping Argentinian cattle. But the truth is it is just four immensely talented songwriters, performers and comedians who gather once every few years to create a show that is designed to make you laugh a bunch, cry a little, and smile a while lot. Mark Alciati, Nathan Conn, Stan DeWitt and Ted Ramsey are creating something spectacularly enjoyable, just for you.

 

FRIDAY August 11 8:00 P.M. $15

CORRINA CARTER and MICHAEL McNEVIN with TIM FLEMING...

Corrina Carter's music runs the gamut under the Americana umbrella which includes blues, country, folk, and a bit of soul. Her 2016 release of "Lady in the Moon" was celebrated right here at The Coffee Gallery Backstage with her friend Michael McNevin opening the show. She includes two songs written by him on her record and when he is down from the bay area they can be found doing shows together around LA.

In a return visit to The Coffee Gallery they will accompany one another as well as share songs individually, resulting in a warm and inviting celebration of friendship and music. Accompanying them both on pedal steel will be the very talented, Tim Fleming.

 

Saturday August 12 matinee. 2:30 P.M. $20

 

 

 

THE LICATA BROTHERS - back by popular demand after an SRO Welcome Back concert in June. Youthful Tony and elder Jimmy Licata (now at the ripe old age of 20) reach back across a hundred years of the Great American Songbook– jumping genres and occasionally sidestepping into foreign languages – to thrill and uplift local audiences. For this special performance, expect to experience the full range of their musical and cultural diversity and be on the lookout for some new and original songs. Backing up these talented lads and adding their own magic to the mix are the incomparable – and also full of surprises – CHAD WATSON and NEIL ROSENGARDEN.

BILL BURNETT. Few performers can better captivate an audience with such catchy, often humorous, and always memorable tunes as this highly-respected local singer-songwriter. Along with heading up the LA area group Backboners, Bill is also a writer, director, voice actor, was Creator and Executive Producer of Nickelodeon’s ChalkZone and received an Emmy Award for writing on Curious George. The Licata Brothers are thrilled to have this long-time friend, supporter and mentor share in the afternoon’s festivities.

CHAD WATSON…the fantastic bass player and singer of unusual songs will also be on hand to take care of the bottom end and timing.

NEIL ROSENGARDEN will play anything he can get his hands on and maybe some vocalization. He is superb on keyboards, trumpet and guitar, etc., etc.

 

Saturday August 12 7:00 P.M. $20

LATIN GUITAR 3….INCENDIO with special guest DAVID CORREA…..

“Words can't describe the amazing talent of this band. But feelings can! This group plays with fire (hence "Incendio" or fuego) in their hearts. Fierce strumming and passion for "ethnic" music is both ubiquitous and intimate in their style of play. This music deeply inspires. Thanks so much for the fun Jim, JP, and Liza!” - Erik R.

INCENDIO in both Italian and Spanish means “fire” and this moniker is fitting for a musical group whose sound is all about energy, exploration, and passion. At the heart of INCENDIO’s sound is the Latin or Spanish guitar which can conjure up romantic as well as powerful and bold images – they refer to their style as “Latin Guitar World Fusion”. Averaging over 130 concerts a year for the last four years, INCENDIO’s live show has become an explosive improvisatory journey, garnering tremendous audience response in such diverse venues as the Strawberry Music Fest in Yosemite, the Sundance Film Festival, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Huntington Arts Festival on Long Island, Ford Amphitheater, California World Festival, the Levitt Pavilions in Pasadena CA, Memphis TN, Westport CT, Bethlehem PA, Arlington TX, and many more.

“I'm so excited I will have the opportunity to see you in person… Your music is amazing! I'll be the one probably not able to sit in my seat for very long. – Rachel L.C.

 

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, David Correa is a national recording and touring artist. He has been entertaining audiences since 1999 with his passionate and distinctive blend of instrumental Latin Guitar World Fusion, blending the Spanish guitar with Afro-Cuban and Latin rhythms from Mexico & Central America with hints of middleeastern
influenced melodies.

Correa has recorded a total of 4 CD’s independently and 2 CD’s with theSouthern California based label Baja/TSR Records. His most recent release NEW MOON had two tracks chart on the smooth jazz radio
rotation. This will be a dynamic and inspiring two act night of fiery music.

Sunday August 13

First Show @ 3:00 P.M.

 

Second Show at 6:00 P.M.

$20 per show. (note special offer in copy) CALLING ALL CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG FANS !!!

DON’T MISS LEGENDS OF THE CANYON SUNDAY !!! HOT TICKET !!!

We have a Great day of music planned for you on Sunday, August 13th featuring HEART OF GOLD (A Tribute to Neil Young) and DEJA VU (A Musical Retrospective of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) paying tribute to four of the most iconic artists born out of the Laurel Canyon singer songwriter phenomenon of the early 70’s.

 

 

 

*****HEART OF GOLD (A TRIBUTE TO NEIL YOUNG)*****

There’s no denying Neil Young as music’s most uncompromising rock royalty, he’s an irreverent poet with a rock and roll heart. His music embodies the arc of American experience, challenges authoritative views, defies industry pigeon-holing and continues to have an impact on musicians and fans worldwide. Our matinee show will be focusing on the genius of Neil Young as Tom Sweeney and the Heart of Gold band seek to pay tribute to one of the most respected and prolific rock/folk guitarists of the late 20th century. You’ll hear all the great songs, “Cinnamon Girl”, “Hey, Hey, My, My”, “Down By the River”, “Heart of Gold”, “Old Man”, “Harvest Moon”, “Rockin’ in the Free World” and many other classics from Neil’s vast catalogue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*****DEJA VU (CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG)***** Our evening show will be a salute to the legendary super group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young !

For more than 4 decades, the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young has spoken to generations of audiences world wide. From the gentle love songs like "Our House" and "Guinnevere" to the politically charged anthems like "Chicago", "Long Time Gone", and "Ohio", CSN&Y's powerful messages have never failed to excite and move audiences.

Deja Vu is the most accurate and heartfelt re-creation of the CSN&Y experience. Brought to life by a group of highly dedicated and experienced L.A. area musicians, Ori Huberman (David Crosby), Steve Elowe (Stephen Stills), Jim Wootten (Graham Nash) and Tom Sweeney (Neil Young) not only perform the legendary music of CSNY - they take their audience on a magical, musical trip through classic rock history! You'll hear songs like Teach Your Children, Southern Cross, Deja Vu, Wooden Ships, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Our House and many, many more that you've come to know and love over the years. Rest assured that "Deja Vu" will please the most ardent of CSN&Y fans.

SPECIAL OFFER !!!!
We have a very special offer concerning these 2 shows, if you attend one or the other, the admission price will be $20, however, if you are interested in attending BOTH shows, you will receive a $10 discount meaning your total admission for both shows would be $30 !!!

“Sunday in the afternoon, what have you got to lose” ?

 

Thursday August 17 7:30 PM $20

THE ROADHOUSE SERIES: THE BRITISH INVASION


 
The Roadhouse Series continue further down another road. The British Invasion arrived on American shores in 1963 when The Beatles arrived in New York City. They were followed by such legendary acts as The Yardbirds, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark Five, Them, and many more. The music they brought with them began in America. It came, either directly or influentially, from Stax and Chess Records, Motown and Muscle Shoals. They American music they championed forever put race music to rest even as they changed the face of popular music in America and Europe.
 
We have a very special line-up for this event. For our special guest, artist-in-residence, the gifted performer, Nick Guzman will be our host. Patrick Carrico will return to play, but we're giving him the month off from his Roadhouse duties. Our very special guest include British singer-songwriter, John Wicks (The Records), Zac Nillson (son of Harry), Rob Bonfiglio, Paul Zollo, Nick Berk, Neil Rosengarden, Chad Watson, Pam Loe, and Brad Swanson.
 
Join us as we explore another important movement in the history of American (and British!) music. 

Friday August 18 8:00 P.M. $25 BETTMAN & HALPIN…..we get them only once every 18 months. Always sell out so call now.Uplifting. Energetic. Fun. Nationally touring, Americana-Folk act BETTMAN & HALPIN are powerful singers, songwriters and storytellers. Audiences all over the US find themselves captivated, moved, and thoroughly entertained. Bettman & Halpin are known for their lyrical depth, entertaining stories, and high-energy performances. They have been generating buzz in folk and bluegrass circles since they started touring in 2008. Award winners in both regional and national performing and songwriting contests. They are in from Colorado for this one night.
Saturday August 19 7:00 P.M. $20

Bob Stane says…The Beatunes were a big hit last time. Sold out every seat. Don’t be left out. Call now.

 


The BEATUNES bring together four of So.Cal’s top musicians - solely to honor and play as faithfully to the recordings as possible - the timeless and spirit-lifting music of The Beatles. The BEATUNES continue to increase their repertoire and precision in replicating the sound of The Beatles. From the early "Fab Four" days to the final recordings, band members constantly search for new ways to bring more realism to the sound; every sound you hear at a BEATUNES concert is played live by the band.

No tracks. It's done live. It's done right.There’s some kind of Magic in the air, and in The Music.  No wigs. No costumes. Simply enjoy the timeless music of the band that rocked history.  For music that transcends the generations, join us for The Beatles respectfully done right.

Sunday

August 20

(Matinee)

3:00 P.M. $25 LAURENCE JUBER

TWO TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

LAURENCE JUBER…guitarist extra extraordinary…if you were blindfolded and a hundred guitarist would play for you one at a time you could pick out the “voice” of the guitar played by LJ if you had ever heard him, even once, before. Grammy Winner, lead guitars for Paul McCartney’s WINGS. Fingerstyle guitarist of the year. Studio musician on Award winning records, movies, TV shows and video games. World wide concert performer.

GRAMMY® winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.

A music graduate of London’s Goldsmith’s College, he was featured guitar soloist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra before becoming established as a studio musician in the mid-1970’s. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's Wings, with whom he won a Grammy, Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.

Juber, known to his fans as LJ, has released 25 solo albums which spotlight his unique touch and tone on acoustic guitar. The latest, “LJ Can’t Stop Playing The Beatles! is the third in his series of arrangements by The Fab Four.

His LJ Plays The Beatles was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's all-time Top Ten albums. His solo arrangement of The Pink Panther Theme earned him a second Grammy, while his arrangement of Stand By Me was heard nationally in a Diamonds Are Forever commercial. Juber’s DVD-Audio project Guitar Noir(AIX Records) won a CES Demmy award for best audio.

As a studio musician, he can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, Seal and the French chanteuse Sylvie Vartin, plus he is featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of TV shows such as Home Improvement and movies including the academy award-winning Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting and Pocahontas.

Juber co-composed the soundtrack of the award-winning video game Diablo III and scored the NBC Dateline documentary Children Of The Harvest. His music is also featured in the Ken Burns’ documentary The Tenth Inning. http://www.laurencejuber.com/lj.html

Sunday August 20 7:00 P.M. $18

BRUKU BROUX….A.K.A….

 

The New Orleans World Fusion Band is a spiritual world fusion from the heart of New Orleans. The trio features Jonah Tobias on the Electric Bass Kora, a new version of a West African harp featured in the story Roots. With 27 strings and an array of effects pedals, the electric bass kora brings the sounds of an ancient tradition to the electric possibilities of today. Complemented by the Brazilian rhythms of Fernando Lima, and the soulful saxophone of New Orleans born Phillip Sylve, together they create a soundscape that transports and inspires, a highly original and inventive music unlike anything you’ve heard before.

“At times during this band’s second album, it feels as if the forests of Brazil or the jungles of darkest Africa have started to grow right out of the urban sidewalk; the soundscapes they paint often feel teeming with life, like the wilderness itself. But it’s electric life.” -Offbeat Magazine

http://www.offbeat.com/music/buku-broux-live-jackson-square-independent/

www.bukubroux.com

 

Wednesday August 23 8:00 P.M. $18 BILL BURNETT & CHAD WATSON….with special guest vocalist PAM LOE.

Bill Burnett and Chad Watson prove through the positive power of song that THERE’S STILL HOPE at Coffee Gallery Backstage Aug 23.

Bill Burnett is a songwriter who makes you say “Hey, this singer/songwriter stuff isn’t so bad after all.” Funny, inspiring, provocative and ultimately uplifting, Bill has written songs and material for Bette Midler, Patti Lupone, Tim Curry, Rodney Dangerfield, Pebbles Flintstone, Woody Woodpecker, Nickelodeon, Disney, Universal and Casper the Friendly ghost, to name but a few. To know Bill and his songs is to have your faith in whatever you once believed in restored.
Bob Stane, also, praises Bill Burnett…."This is real song writing talent and he is a pretty good stage performer, too.”

Chad Watson played Gospel music throughout the 70s. He then studied jazz at Eastman and toured the South for years with heroes and friends before moving to L.A. Some of those friends were Charlie Rich, Freddy Fender, Janis Ian, John York of The Byrds and Delaney Bramlett. These days his passions are his wife, California Country Music Hall of Famer, Pam Loe, and story songs that matter. His songs have been recorded by The Texas Tornados’ Augie Meyers, Delaney Bramlett and a dozen various artists. He is an award winning musician and a member of The Idaho Cowboy Entertainers’ Hall of Fame. Catch a solo performance of this Midwestern Renaissance Man when you get a chance! Bob Stane says…”Chad also holds his own as a stage performer. Lots of fun and action. Again, the special guest is PAM LOE and she really has some vocal chops.

THURSDAY August 24 8:00 P.M. $18 DAN FRECHETTE and LAUREL THOMSEN…a mystical/magical musical Duo….along with CYNTHIA BRANDO & JAMES HURLEY

JAMES HURLEY...takes the listener on a journey through an ever-changing landscape of original songs with his smooth voice and eloquent guitar. Drawing from a catalog that reveals influences ranging from swing-era jazz and blues to the whimsical imagery of Saturday morning cartoons, he engages his audience in a friendly, personal way. Telling the stories behind the songs and relating tales from a life on the road. www.jameshurleymusic.com

Cynthia Brando is a singer songwriter in Los Angeles and a 2017 recipient of a Hemera Foundation Fellowship for her music.
She is the founder of Music Emerging-a new music magazine that will soon be releasing its third issue. Through her magazine she also hosts an event called "Music Emerging Presents"-a successful concert series in Los Angeles. Cynthia's music fuses powerful vocals with vintage inspired folk guitar.

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen

Meeting via a chance YouTube sighting and fueled by their undeniable musical chemistry, eclectic Roots-Folk songwriters Dan Frechette, guitar/harmonica/vocals, and Laurel Thomsen, violin/vocals, prove that musical magic is not only possible, but “a match made in heaven” (Monterey Herald). Lyrically refreshing and musically diverse, since meeting in person in early 2013, this Canadian-American duo has been making up for lost time. Logging over 150 concerts per year throughout the U.S. and Canada since then, they have already released three radio charting albums of their diverse and uplifting original material. Dan and Laurel “take to the stage with exuberance”... and with “their energy, winsome personalities, and toe tapping rhythms, keep audiences engaged with every song” (Carlin Hall Newsletter, Tappen, British Columbia).

Despite what the poster say, the show starts at 8pm.

Saturday August 26 3:PM - 4:30PM $15 Ty Fance - Originally from Houston, Texas, Producer/Storyteller/ Author Ty Fance performs stories around the southern California area. Ty’s stories feature his journey into and through fatherhood, reflection of marriage, and his colorful childhood rediscovered.

Ty co-wrote the stage plays - “The Father ‘Hood” and “Laugh at the Pain”. Father ‘Hood is a show that explores the funny, tender and sometimes poignant side of being a dad. Laugh at the Pain- explores life’s many “pains” and unveils the wacky and hilarious things about them.

Ten of Ty’s short stories are featured in his book entitled Off My Head and Over the Fence.


Mike Lambert - A storyteller extradinarie. For the past several Saturday August 26th 2017 has performed his wonderful tales of music and theater appreciation at the famous Story Salon, leaving the audience wowed and thoroughly entertained. Currently has the record for the most- in- attendance at his one-man show performance at the Story Salon

Lila Lee Silvern – a wonderful storyteller sharing tales of her adventurous and awe inspiring travels to Mexico and other exotic countries. A graduate of UCLA Theater Arts Department, and went on to earn her Masters in Bilingual education from the California University of Northridge.


Dan Tirman - has been telling stories in Los Angeles since 2001; sharing memories of his childhood in Long Island, NY, his formative years as an actor on the east coast, his work as a college instructor to immigrants learning English, as well as his tales of intermittent show business employment in Hollywood and frequent "run-ins" with some of the late and great stars of yesteryear.

Pat Willson - a director and storyteller who’s mission in life is to expose all her secrets quickly before she no longer remembers them.


Stan Sellers - Storyteller, writer, actor. Has performed stories about growing up back east and moving to California as a struggling actor, fatherhood, and parenting… all relatable and entertaining.

 

Catergory: Storytelling (18 and over)

Saturday August 26 7:00 P.M. $18 The Ukelele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere is a 15-20 member strong “wall of sound”. Based out of LA, this unique group performs at venues, clubs and festivals in and around the Los Angeles area, including their favorite Altadena spot – The Coffee Gallery Backstage.

From celebrity weddings to charity benefits and community events, audiences have responded with enthusiasm to their eclectic mix of rock and pop classics, original compositions and mash-ups. Who could resist a medley of your favorite classic TV Theme Songs sung while strummed on ukuleles? The group’s name is an affectionate and humorous homage to The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. The UOWH likes to have fun while entertaining their audiences and their most recent exploit was a ukulele flash mob on the pedal boats in Echo Park Lake.

A diverse group from many different backgrounds, all members collaborate on arrangements, and double up on solos.

The Ukelele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere is featured in a new documentary, Strummers, currently in production.

Sunday

 

A riotous matinee.

August 27 3:00 P.M. $18.

QUARTERMASTER (last time they played to a full house). This is a real show.

Bob Stane says: "Sometimes I book an act just because I like them so much. I delight in this scurvy crew of miscreants.

My history in this field of musical creativity says you will, too."

Not for young children but just right for you.

Rowdy Pub Songs, Deep Male Harmonies & Tons of Facial Hair

New Songs! New Jokes! New Crew! https://www.facebook.com/QuarterMasterBand/

A favorite at California fairs and festivals since 2012, QuarterMaster updates traditional shanties, tankard-swingers, bawdy stuff & original manly tunes with new three-part arrangements, lush harmonies & lots of charming swagger.

The QuarterMaster crew is led by vintage music authority JAMES BRITON HENDRICKS and impresario DANIEL ROVER SINGER (founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Co.). The rest of the crew: TOM ERVIN & EDWARD CHAMOURIAN (tenors), ARRMEN PIRIMASIHI & MICHAEL PUENTE (baritones), CAL SMITH & MICHAEL HRUSKA (basses).

"How fortunate we are in Los Angeles to have QUARTERMASTER wash up from the sea with sails set and song spewing from every member of the colorful crew. My SRO audience was wildly entertained. Sea songs, grog tunes, comedy and costumes. I want to celebrate QUARTERMASTER as often as I can book them." -- Bob Stane, The Coffee Gallery Backstage.

Sunday, August 27. Show at 3:00 P.M. Tickets: $18. A riotous matinee.

Thursday August 31 8:00 P.M. $18

Salty Suites..... Scott Gates, Chuck Hailes and Chelsea Williams

 

They live in the world of live acoustic music, sharing a passion for roots and bluegrass, as well as traditional mountain music. Scott Gates is as close to a musical prodigy on the mandolin as you will ever meet and now plays guitar with the same fire and brilliance. Scott, an incredible performer has been a mainstay at festivals and stages throughout the southwest for many years and holds a special place in his heart for people he sees year after year. Having performed all over the country and with artists as varied as John McEuen, Nathan McEuen, Ed Helms, Steve Martin, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Loggins and a virtual Who's-Who of bluegrass players, Scott appeared last year on the Ellen Show with Steve Martin, recorded with Kenny Loggins on his soon-to-be-released family album, which was picked up by Disney, appeared in an episode of the 2011 season of "Justified" on the FX Channel and toured the US with The Get Down Boys Bluegrass band.

 

Partner in this new venture, Chuck Hailes, is one of the top bass players in the country, schooled in classical and jazz bass playing and techniques. Chuck writes his own music and has teamed with Scott to create many new musical gems. With his background in bluegrass music, and degree in the Upright Bass, Chuck sings and plays in a way that is uniquely his own.

 

Chelsea Williams has been writing and performing her own music since she was 13 years old. While some of her early songs are still hits with her fans, she has continued to develop as a writer penning nearly 100 original songs to date. Chelsea currently makes her living by playing on the street for tips and selling a home-made demo, having sold thousands of CDs in recent months, one-by-one, simply on her own on the street. Her magnetic presence draws them in and her songs set the hook. Together they are simply amazing and electrifying, The Salty Suites ask you to lend them your ears…..rising to ever prominent heights of song and entertainment.

SEPTEMBER 2017
Thursday September 7 8:00 P.M. $18

IKES CREEK MASTERS OF THEIR CLASS….the guys you have always wanted to see in their famous groups. A fine and fun Thursday

IKES CREEK combines the string mastery of  Korey Simeone (Austin Lounge Lizards, Asylum Street Spankers), the pounding bass of Gabe Davis (Buddy Guy, DeeDee Bridgewater) and the jazz drum stylings of Mark San Filippo(Angel Town Combo, Dustbowl Revival). Their repertoire runs the gamut from Hendrix to Mississippi John Hurt, Ellington to Bill Monroe. Korey has a substantial repertoire of original songs, all grounded in the vast Americana tradition he has been playing and studying for over 20 years. A master violinist, Korey is also accomplished on the dobro, mandolin, and guitar, having recorded multiple songs on each instrument. IKES CREEK is in the studio now working on their first album, two songs of which will be released first on a 45" vinyl album! This marks one of the few times any of the band will have their music on classic vinyl and they couldn't be more excited.

 

 

 

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