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OCTOBER 2017
TUESDAY OCTOBER 17 7:00 P. M. $18 40 Amp Fuse is classic Americana-style original rock-folk-blues music by Sean Amato, featuring Jamie Hunting on bass, of the Roger Daltry Band, and a native of Altadena. Also featuring Mary Lou Stuart of The Black Tongued Bells on "Swampy Vocals" with Michael David Seiker on drums, David Schmidhuber, Lead Guitar and Jimmy McGrew on keys. And featuring a very special guest, flying in from North Carolina, Fairlight Moriah DeTorres on angelic vocals.

Introducing SO PETTY….a five piece tribute to TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS, starring Sean Amato, Lead Vocals. All So Petty member sing and harmonize, add Jimmy McGrew, (who played with Ike & Tina Turner,) and his B3 Organ, and they nail Petty down. This new tribute show is making their Southern California debut and Coffee Gallery Backstage is proud to host... this time for the cameras. Prepare to be rocked for a special video taping to be shown around the world.

Note the awards, etc. illustrated in the poster.

 

Thursday October 19 7:30 PM $20

The Roadhouse Series Presents: An Evening of Rockabilly


For the October edition, The Roadhouse Series will honor the great American roots-tradition of Rockabilly. With Patrick Carrico at the helm, we will explore the diversity and influence of this great American music.


Rockabilly is often defined as a fusion of country music and rhythm & blues. Much of it would be called rock ‘n’ roll. But, rockabilly held its own distinction and remained an influential genre of music from its early origins in the late 1940s, to today. Early champions and considered its founding fathers include Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. But, it can be heard in the Central California sound of Maddox Brothers and Rose, and later from Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran. Rockabilly soon seeped into the national consciousness and could be heard in songs by artists as diverse as Queen, Linda Ronstadt and the Beatles. It was embraced by the Punk movement of the 70s and 80s morphing into today’s popular psychobilly. The genre found a renaissance of popularity with bands like The Stray Cats. So, put on your blue suede dancing shoes and let’s have a rockabilly party!


Artists for this show include M/C and Artist-in-Residence, the face of The Roadhouse Series, Patrick Carrico. Also included will be Roadhouse alumni, Kassidy Heal, Susan Sheller, Levi Petree, Coyote Moon, with special guests, Chad Watson, Pam Loe, Jeffery Paul Ross and Matt Lesser.

 

 

Friday October 20 8:00 P.M. $20 DAVID GANS with special guest Craig Marshall OF CUBENSIS. A David Gans "solo electric" performance is likely to consist of several elements: country-blues-style fingerpicking; loop-based improvisations created live in the moment; sweetly-sung ballads, original or borrowed; Grateful Dead songs reinterpreted to suit his voice and guitar; wry observations of the music-festival subculture and the larger world; soulful and passionate political commentary; favorites from the folk-rock canon of the last 50 years. Mix and match - it's never the same show twice, but it's always worth a listen. With Craig Marshall of Cubensis

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Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Grateful Dead music today and an accomplished guitarist, singer and songwriter in his own right, David Gans has now shared with us his own well-crafted and heartfelt interpretations of some of the Grateful Dead’s best songs on It’s a Hand- Me-Down, released November 27th, 2015 on his Perfectible Recordings label.

Gans approaches Grateful Dead music with a unique range and a rare degree of mastery on multiple levels: as a noted writer (his most recent volume, This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead [Nov 2015], co-authored with Blair Jackson, presents the definitive story of the Grateful Dead in their own words), commentator, and radio-show host he has introduced, contextualized, and exposed Grateful Dead music to generations of Deadheads and casual fans. As a musician, singer, and impresario he has brought the music to life in solo and ensemble configurations. As an interviewer and documentor, he has chronicled the Grateful Dead experience from a kaleidoscopic array of perspectives, as an insider, an outsider, and a songsmith. It’s a Hand-Me- Down sets some of the Dead tunes Gans most enjoys performing in a “solo electric” context closely modeled on his performance style, making extensive use of looping and electronics to bring the sort of shimmery elastic feel required to do this material justice. A “solo electric” performer combining original material with interpretations of songs from various sources, strong vocals, and layered instrumentals using a looping device, all in service of the song.

Saturday October 21 2:00 PM $25

The Roadhouse Presents: A Tribute to Tom Petty-From Influences To Innovations

TOM PETTY TRIBUTE SHOW

A Very Special Roadhouse Series show brings you a show by featured L.A. band Broken Arrow with Roadhouse alumni Crist Moshos and special guests Paul Zollo, Neil Rosengarden, Calico the band.  This show will be centered on songs by Tom with stories and appreciations by Tom's friend, singer-songwriter & author, Paul Zollo (who published the critically acclaimed, Conversations with Tom Petty), Manda Mosher, Kirsten Proffit, Neil Rosengarden and host, Terry Paul Roland.

Featured artists: Broken Arrow fronted by Crist Moshos are an L.A. based classic rock band focused on preserving the legacy of the great L.A. bands of the 60s and 70s. For this show they will devote their music to the music of Tom Petty and those artists who influenced him like Bob Dylan, The Byrds and The Buffalo Springfield.

Paul Zollo had a professional relationship with Tom Petty which turned into a friendship. He is a singer-songwriter, a music journalist, an author and photographer. His books,

Neil Rosengarden is the Roadhouse Series magical-musician-at-large who brings his own magic to every show with multi-instruments and a unique take on the songs he covers. You’ll usually seem on stage behind his keyboard and his bag musical instruments.

Calico the band with Emily Zuzik & Ted Russell Kamp will bring sweet harmonies and a sense of  L.A.’s Laurel Canyon and Palomino past with modern sensibilities. They have just returned from a triumphant series of shows at Nashville’s Americana Music Festival. They have an excellent new album out called Under Blue Skiles Emily is a singer-songwriter who is original, engaging and a gifted interpreter of songs.

Nick Guzman is our local rock ‘n’ roll wunderkind who always brings a fresh magic to his take on classic rock songs. He has appeared on stage with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash and is a regular at the annual Wild Honey shows in Glendale.

This show will be a celebration of the life and times of one of rock’s most beloved and enduring artists who left us way too soon.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 21 7:00 P.M. $20 SLIGO RAGS….. Irish, Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, hot instrumentals, singing, comedy and more.

The darlings of Disneyland‟s “Paradise Garden Bandstand,” this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk (and so much more) with a decidedly bluegrass attitude. Named among the top acoustic bands in LA (by Folkworks Magazine) and two-time winners of the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk Band, Sligo Rags is taking the local and not-so-local Folk and Celtic music scenes by storm with a unique blend of eclectic musical influences. Dan Miller of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine says “These guys have it all--great vocals, lots of energy, captivating songs, well executed arrangements, and tasteful solos.” Their debut studio recording, "The Night Before the Morning After", was called "the best I've heard from a stateside band" by Celtic Beat Magazine, while their sophomore effort, “The Whiskey Never Lies,” (called “the best from the West Coast Celts in many years” by Shay Clark of the Irish American News), was named one of the top 10 by Folkworks. Don‟t be surprised if elements of country, gypsy jazz, and swing manage to sneak their way into the act as well. Award-winning flatpicking and fingerstyle guitarist David Burns (recently featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine), fiddler extraordinaire Michael Kelly, world renowned bassist Eli Marcus, and percussion whiz-kid Jonathan Baer are guaranteed to fill the room and your lives with electricity. They may give you a good laugh or two along the way as well.

SLIGO RAGS... have mastered the ability to take songs from a time gone by and make them fresh and relevant for a modern audience. Their passion for the music and their willingness to take risks combine for an outstanding live show." --Music Connection

"…A money back, no questions asked if you are not thrilled‟ act. Bring friends. Dynamic, up tempo, multi-talented. A fusion that just crackles." —Bob Stane, The Coffee Gallery Backstage.

Sunday October 22 2:00 P.M. $18 JAN SEIDES…. Singer/Songwriter Jan Seides (www.janseides.com) writes and performs original, lyrics-driven, award-winning songs that combine uptown sophistication with down-home truth. They have been presented with style and verve in prestigious venues in the U.S. and Europe. Jan says…” I first felt the pull of music when I was three. My mother would always turn on the radio while we ate dinner, and one day I surprised her by singing to her by heart one of the songs we had heard. She was pretty excited about that, so I immediately learned another. That was followed closely by piano lessons, the discovery that I had "perfect pitch" (I know what note I'm hearing, the same way people recognize colors.) Because of these experiences and abilities, I've always felt my purpose to be making music, especially when I started writing songs of my own.

To me, a perfect life would be to entertain people with my music in intimate settings where I could get to know the members of the audience and they could get to know me in a way that is not possible in an arena. Stardom was never my goal, though I admit, I got addicted to applause early in life. But there is real joy in looking out at an audience and seeing them laugh, or hold one another's hands, or wipe away an escaping tear because of my song. If I could do that until soul and body were parted, I'd be completely content."

http://www.sonicbids.com/JanSeides


http://www.reverbnation.com/janseides


http://www.myspace.com/janseides

 

I’m sincerely delighted you came to visit, and I have lots of wonderful things to show you. I would also love to hear from you! So…
Pull up a cup of your favorite beverage, relax, listen to some music, look at some pictures, read a newsletter or two (or three, or four) and let me know who you are, where you are, and what’s on your mind.

Thanks for stopping by…..Jan

A late review of Siren Song from friend and fellow music-lover, Roni Lynn:

“Absolutely love the cd. It’s terrific. Beautiful, meaningful words and story songs. Your voice and arrangements are unique. Just well done! So glad i got to hear it. And know the person who wrote such amazing songs. Very moving and honest lyrics “

Jan Seides (pronounced Sigh-deez) has enjoyed acclaim across the U.S. in Europe and in Israel. Her songs present down-home truths with up-town sophistication, performed with style and spirit. Her music has most often been compared to Nanci Griffith, Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos and Suzanne Vega.

Jan now has 5 CDs to her credit, and a 6th being readied for release. This latest adventure involves stories from the Bible, told from unexpected points of view. Some are joyful, some angry, some somber, and a few are even humorous.

Sunday October 22 7:00 P.M. $20

THESE GUYS ARE THE BEST IN TOWN. THEY WILL GIVE YOU A SPINE TINGLING

EXAMPLE OF HOW THE BEATLES SOUNDED. ACCURATE & FUN.

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. b

Thurday October 26 7 PM $20
Friday October 27 8:00 P.M. $20

 

THE JANGLE BROTHERS

John York, Billy Darnell & Chad Watson

The best music this side of Bob Dylan and the Band.

Guitar heaven with former members of the BYRDS.

Come see the legends sing and play.

Good humor and fun, too. This act gets more popular every time they play here.

JOHN YORK is a former member of the legendary Byrds, and currently touring with Barry McGuire. He has played with P.F. Sloan, The Mamas and the Papas, Dr. John, Johnny Rivers, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Nicky Hopkins, and Blues legend Lightnin' Hopkins.

BILLY DARNELL, who played guitar for the Gene Clark Byrds, The Everly Brothers, Dr. John, Doug Kershaw, and Roger McGuinn,

CHAD WATSON, amazing bass player for Janis Ian, Delaney Bramlett, Charlie Rich, Freddy Fender and countless other artists.

SATURDAY October 28 7:00 P.M. $23

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BOB STANE SENDS QUOTES: PHIL SALAZAR & THE KINFOLK.

"The Coffee Gallery Backstage was fortunate to headline PHIL SALAZAR & THE KINFOLK last October. The response, and attendance, from my customers was delight and a full house. Probably the best attendance of the year.

Therefore, I am bringing them back for another October extravaganza. As usual there will be a cornucopia of picking’ and singing’ and funny bone thrashing humor. They take no prisoners.

Their performance and creativity always fulfills my desires and leaves the audience members to ask me, “how did you get these guys?” Unique arrangements that work and a top notch show that left the audience completely satisfied and ready for their return.

This is a talented crew and what every venue owner desires to have on their stage. Grab them up. I have, and always will…This is what The Entertainment Business is all about."…..Bob Stane, The Coffee Gallery Backstage.


Phil Salazar – Fiddle champ, teacher of fiddle champs, recording and touring artist. Phil has recordings with his Bands and with Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, Jonathan McEuen, Kenny Loggins, Kate Wolf, Gilles Apap, John McEuen, and many more.

"Bob Weir, of The Grateful Dead, incorporated Phil Salazar into the concert, who never met a tune he couldn't instantly enhance". - D. J. Palladino, Santa Barbara Independent 2014

Charl Ann Gastineau – Phil's fabulous Twin Fiddle Partner. Charl and Phil have been Twin Fiddling since 1984. They've won championship in twin fiddle many times. They've recorded 4 albums and are currently working on a new one with Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk.

Tom Corbett - Mandolin and guitar. A Southern California “A” list picker. Always the funniest guy on stage. Tom is a 2011 Kerville, New Folk Songwriter finalist, a 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Festival troubadour, toured with John McEuen, Robin and Linda Williams, and The Acousticats.

Bill Knopf – Banjo. Another Southern California “A” list picker. Bill has played with almost everybody and has taught the rest. Bill has been playing banjo and guitar since the folk revival days of the 1960's. Bill was a nationally featured player with the Doc Severinsen's touring Las Vegas Show.

Rick Borella- Bass. Rick has been playing with me, Phil, since way back in 1984 with the original Phil Salazar Band. Rick is an amazing bass player and he has never played a note I didn't love!

Bill Flores - On Everything,...dobro, mandolin, guitar, steel guitar, fiddle, accordion, and more! Touring with Jeff Bridges' band, The Abiders, for many years now, thanks to Bill's talents with so many instruments, you'll see Bill pretty much everywhere.

We've been playing music together for 33 years, so you know, it’s got to be good!

NOVEMBER 2017
Thursday November 2 8:00 P.M. $18 TERESA TUDURY and PHIL WARD…a two headliner show.

Bob Stane says: I am a fan of  both Teresa and Phil and asked them, as a special favor for you and me, to appear on the same bill at The Coffee Gallery Backstage. Both are great singers and musicians and their
comedy is world class. So original and sharp. And great music. I, fearlessly, offer a money back guarantee with no questions asked. You will say, at the end of the evening…only $18 (?)…you did not charge enough. It was worth $25."

TERESA TUDURY started writing songs at age 12 and was performing in San Francisco nightclubs by the time she was 15. She has played on and off in the Bay Area for years, and for almost two decades was based in Los Angeles where in addition to music gigs, she wrote comedy and worked as a character actress on stage and screen.

With a deep, sultry voice that magnetizes audiences, and a scathing comedic wit to match, Teresa is a consummate performer who pours out her original songs with power, verve, passion, and disarming humor. Teresa's voice has been described as a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt (LA Weekly). Her vocal stylings are perfectly complemented by her bluesy guitar playing.

Throughout her career, Teresa has recorded or performed with such greats as Leonard Cohen, Rickie Lee Jones, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, Charlie Musselwhite and Bonnie Bramlett. Now residing in Sonoma County, Teresa continues to perform and write new material. Teresa is a gifted artist in her prime.
PHIL WARD…. is one of only a few artists in folk music performing comedy–and probably the only person in folk music doing comedy this twisted and unique. His takes on everything -from romance to English writing assignments to discount pain therapy- will leave you laughing uncontrollably, sometimes while nodding in amazed recognition.

A charter member of legendary Los Angeles-based rock band The High Lonesome from its founding in 1987 through its present, fragile state of retirement, Phil has long been a respected member of the Los Angeles Acoustic Underground. Aside from The High Lonesome’s two albums and Phil’s 2001 release EASILY AMUSED on Trough Records, he’s been heard on a number of albums by other artists, and would happily appear on your album for a very reasonable rate.

His solo career -composing, playing and singing humorous songs for guitar- has taken him to venues all over Southern California, from comedy clubs like The Ice House and The National Comedy Theatre to legendary music joints like The Whisky and Highland Grounds and The Coffee Gallery Backstage.

Trust the experts! SING OUT! magazine said, in its enthusiastic thumbs-up review of Easily Amused:

“His risky, rapid-fire rhymes, oddball topics and deadpan delivery bring to mind Tom Lehrer and Loudon Wainwright III.”

And the PASADENA STAR NEWS said of Phil in concert: “Like listening to set-to-music entries from an obsessive-compulsive’s diary…a really funny one.”

And recently, George Grove of THE KINGSTON TRIO said this of Easily Amused: “I listened to your CD–not once, but twice all the way through. You’re a weird, wacky, eccentric, compulsive, and slightly demonic talent.”

Saturday November 4 7:00 P.M. $18 THE QUITTERS…. are a guitar duo consisting of a right-side up finger picker (Stevie Coyle) and an upside down flat picker (Glenn Houston). They were two of the three founding members of the virtuoso string band, The Waybacks, and one was the long-time lead guitarist and co-founder of the Americana powerhouse, Houston Jones. Now they play together, on their own, hence the name, “The Quitters”. They deliver a mostly acoustic celebration of flatpick and fingerstyle mastery plus vocals, spiced with humor and serendipity.

Originally from New Jersey, Glenn Houston's (nee Pomianek) guitarist influences range from Albert King to Doc Watson, as shows in his mastery of both the acoustic and electric guitar. He has shared billing with luminaries in the folk, Americana, blues, country, rock and jazz genres far too numerous to list, and has even been a choral vocal performer with the LA Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony! After an illustrious career with several Bay Area bands, he co-founded the Waybacks in 1999 with Stevie Coyle and Chojo Jacques, leaving to pursue other directions before their first CD was made. One of those directions was co-founding The Houston Jones Band, with vocalist Travis Jones, from which he made his departure last year.

Stevie Coyle's dad ran a radio station, his granny was a vaudeville pianist, his mother played in a mandolin orchestra, David Lindley rehearsed right next door and gave Stevie his first guitar lessons, and the first Hot Tuna album inspired him to begin fingerpicking! After degrees in Theatre and Theology he hit the road with The Royal Lichtenstein Circus, doing comedy, magic, wire-walking, sword-swallowing, and juggling. He has collaborated with Roy Zimmerman for 25 years, including folk tribute / parody band, The Foremen, and comedy duo, The Reagan Bros. In 1999 he co-founded The Waybacks and toured with them through 2007. https://www.quittersduo.com

Sunday November 5 7:00 P. M. $25 BIG DADDY AT THE COFFEE GALLERY

Almost two years ago, BIG DADDY sold out The Coffee Gallery in record time. On Sunday, November 5th, the band returns for a 7pm show where the “Kings of 1950’s Mash Up” continue their quest to transform contemporary hits through a joyous romp back to the golden age of 1950’s Rock & Roll.

The Rhino recording act stormed the U.K.’s charts in 1985 with their top twenty version of Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing in The Dark and has released six LP’s to date. Two of them, Cutting Their Own Groove and Sgt. Pepper’s have been placed on Stereophile Magazine’s Records To Die For.

With 2014’s Smashing Songs of Stage & Screen, and including newer works by Taylor Swift, Leonard Cohen and Bruno Mars, BIG DADDY continues to amaze audiences with their outrageous renditions of Pop & Rock standards.

…As Randy Lewis said in his L.A. Times’ review:

“More than a gimmick, Big Daddy creates new takes on Pop and Rock songs that were consistently inspired, illuminating and often hilarious.” - Randy Lewis, L.A. Times,

BE THERE…DON’T BE SQUARE! …AS A SPECIAL BONUS FOR THIS SHOW, EACH ATTENDEE WILL RECEIVE A FREE LIMITED EDITION COPY OF SMASHING SONGS OF STAGE & SCREEN WITH BUBBA SPORTING A GREEN CHRISTMAS BALL HANGING FROM HIS FOREHEAD ON THE ALBUM’S COVER…

- NOT ONLY IS THIS A RARE CD BUT EACH COPY WILL BE HAND SIGNED!

Thursday November 9 8:00 P.M. $18 JIM & ANNE CURRY……Sing the songs of John Denver.

Husband and wife team, Jim and Anne Curry, deliver the multi-platinum hits of the great John Denver in a fun-filled evening of singing and stories. Jim plays the guitar and sings John’s songs in a crystal clear tenor that will take your breath away. Anne, his wife and musical partner, plays guitar and mandolin and sings harmony in all the right places. Together, they will take you on a musical journey of the heart, where you will be invited to sing, clap your hands, stomp your feet and howl at the moon. Don’t worry; you already know the words to the songs!

The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer/songwriters ever to grace the stage.

Tribute artist Jim Curry, who's voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver's music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today's top performer of Denver's vast legacy of multi-platinum hits. Jim's uncanny ability to mirror John's voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when "Rocky Mountain High" "Sunshine" "Calypso" and "Annie's Song" topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other. Denver’s message is worth repeating: “Be kind to the Earth and to each other.”c

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10 8:00 P.M. $18

BABY GRAMPS....

 

plays a mixture of styles and eras including traditional blues, children's and labor songs, and his own compositions. His busy and unusual guitar style includes flat and finger picking, and "chording" with the back of his hand and his elbow. His singing styles include throat singing. His performance is based in part on improvisation and he often encourages audience participation. Baby Gramps has performed as a street musician, and has toured with Artis the Spoonman, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and Phish. His rendition of "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" was featured in Martin Bell's Academy Award-nominated documentary film, Streetwise.

 

Writer Patrick Ferris said he has "a mass appeal in the sense that any audience between the age of 2 and 102 are captivated by his vaudeville antics, hilarious lyrics and animated guitar playing... His voice is a cross between Popeye the Sailor and a Didgeridoo and the plinkity plink of his VERY worn National steel guitar, sounds like a wind up jack in the box. If you listen closely and know anything about music, you'll realize Gramps is an absolutely incredible guitar player. Being a professional musician for over 40 years can't help but give you some sort of chops, but Gramps is a modern day Robert Johnson; a revolutionary guitarist that, like Thelonious Monk on piano, can play the notes 'between the cracks.’

Saturday Matinee November 11 2:30 P.M. $20

THE LICATA BROTHERS, RASIN STUWART, NEIL ROSENGARDEN & CHAD WATSON….a cornucopia of talent.

 

It’s hard to believe that our home-grown, youthful THE LICATA BROTHERS have just completed seven years at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. TONY and elder brother JIMMY LICATA continue to rock the house with catchy Americana favorites, soulful harmonies, bold and catchy international tunes and a growing catalog of eclectic original work. Hard at work on their third CD, these capable lads are regular features in Coffee Gallery tribute shows and across the San Gabriel Valley with their extensive work with local non-profit organizations. Come join them for another exciting Saturday matinee performance with some of the finest local musicians whom they now count as good friends and collaborators.

RASPIN STUWART is back with the Licata Brothers again after their SRO performance back in June. His intensely clever and entrancing songs bring that rare blend of spiritual insight, social commentary and self-deprecating humor that had the audience singing along to his diverse song catalog, including from his most recent CD, “We Do What We Do”. In the intimate, comfortable atmosphere of the Coffee Gallery Backstage, an afternoon “session” with Raspin is just what the doctor ordered in these troubled times.

NEIL ROSENGARDEN, a youthful prodigy in his own day, brings a lifetime of multi-instrument mastery to every event he supports at the Coffee Gallery Backstage. Whether on keyboards, guitar or trumpet, the Licata Brothers are thrilled to have him backing them up as they pull out the stops on music from just about any era and genre. Neil will also have for sale copies of his recent CD, “Four Songs”, on which he collaborated with the renowned lyricist/poet STEPHEN KALINICH.

CHAD WATSON, lovingly referred to in these parts as ”God’s Bass Player”, brings a rhythmic, melodic and harmonic richness and clarity to every performance. His charming voice, soothing manner and infectious enthusiasm for good music of any period really lights up the room (and his fellow musicians). If you have not yet seen this master at work, get ready for this “soulful keel” on the ship of musical adventure for a truly memorable afternoon.

Saturday November 11 7:00 P.M. $20 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.

Their latest summer release, "The Shape of Dreams" has been hitting #1 on the Amazon.com mp3 charts since its release and is playing on radio stations across the US, as well as Pandora and Spotify. INCENDIO is Jim Stubblefield (guitar), Liza Carbe (bass and guitar), and Jean-Pierre Durand (guitar). This evening the group will be joined by drummer Tim Curle. Web Addess: incendioband.com

Some audience reactions to Incendio’s shows across their tour of the U.S. –

“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.

“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.

Sunday November 12 7:00 P.M. $20 THE FOLK COLLECTION could just as well be named the "Singing the Classic Songs of the '60s Folk Era" group. Tony Unger, Ed Labowitz and Mike Sirota grew up in the 1960's, when they fell in love with the story songs and 3-part harmonies of that acoustic era. Ed and Tony have been a duo on and off since their days at Hollywood High School, and Mike joined the group in 2003.

Much of their repertoire is familiar to audiences of all ages. They have been influenced by the well-known groups of the era, but they have their own blend, sound - and humor. Audiences get a real kick out of their unique medley arrangement of the great TV Western theme songs of the '50s (including songs from the hit shows "Rawhide," Davy Crockett," "Maverick," and "Bonanza”). Bob Stane says: “just this medley is worth the trip and the price."

The Folk Collection grew up loving folk music, and the turnouts at their shows confirm that they have struck a "chord" with audiences of all ages, who really like listening to the words and harmonies - and joining in when the mood and song fit. Their show is centered around folk music and good clean jokes. Their shows are family friendly, and their audiences are often multi-generational - children, parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents - enjoying the music of The Folk Collection, together. Don't miss an opportunity to share an evening withTHE FOLK COLLECTION. You will leave singing, toe-tapping, and smiling.

Join them in singing the songs of the favorites…The Kingston Trio, The Limeliters, Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver and other great artists of the folk era. From "Blowin' in the Wind" and "This Land is Your Land" to "Four Strong Winds" and "Greenback Dollar." our shows are nostalgic and entertaining. We are family friendly, blending our music with jokes and humor. It's okay to sing along... Most People Do!

Tuesday November 14 8:00 P.M. $15 LARRY B. WILDER… brings folks together with his banjo, guitar and a repertoire of hundreds of Americana songs, both traditional and original. Having opened for Pete Seeger, he continues Pete's tradition and belief: "The best music is everyone singing together." He also delights with virtuoso yodeling that shows why he was named National Yodeling Champion.

Larry has performed 2000 shows on national and international stages, bringing his heart and passion for Americana music directly to his audiences through stellar musical performances intertwined with the compelling stories behind the artists and songs. His original songs reach into the soul of his Americana roots and connect strongly with his enthusiastic fans. Larry’s dynamic and upbeat personality keeps the show moving and the people involved.

“A great performer with an awesome gift for involving the audience.” . . . Ron Thomason, High Mountain Festival Director, Westcliffe, CO. “A passionate spirit of the soul of Americana.” Bill Furman, CEO-Greenbrier Companies’.

LARRY WILDER counts the Carter Family, Earl Scruggs, Kingston Trio, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Sons of the Pioneers and Chet Atkins as some of his strongest influences in Americana music. But he doesn’t stop there. He goes deeper into the realm of America’s music through folk artists Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly plus classic composers such as Irving Berlin. Larry is highly skilled in knowing which of these songs will resonate with the people in each venue. He creates fast-paced, energetic shows that draw a fun loving, enthusiastic audience.

Friday November 17 8:00 P.M. $18 Many times @ The Coffee Gallery Backstage.

Solid performers and so different. This is a “take our word for it” act. Highly skilled, often witty, always cutting edge and a well respected group.

I SEE HAWKS IN L.A…. The Hawks are an L.A. country rock band, in an era that doesn’t have many of those left. You can argue country rock started in the 70′s with the hippies in the canyons west of Los Angeles high on nature and homegrown weed. Today it’s more aligned with a struggling middle class in the eastern suburbs where meth is the cheapest option. But we’re an irrepressible lot and we take our victories where we find them. I See Hawks In L.A. seem to know that, and with their harmonies and story-telling it’s easy to listen to a few of the tunes on Mystery Drug and find yourself with a nice little high.

"These freewheeling lords of California psych country approach their music as if it were a portal, an unseen threshold that, once crossed, promises a wholly unpredictable experience. The Hawks' singular style operates on an epic scale, exploring weird panoramas of hallucinatory metaphor with a sound as much traditional hillbilly as it is acceleratedlysergic-rock spontaneity. Any flight taken with I See Hawks In L.A. assures a view to startling new perspectives. Up, up and away.” Jonny Whiteside, L.A. WEEKLY.

Web Site Address: http://www.iseehawks.comi

Saturday November 18 7:00 P.M. $20 “POSTCARDS FROM HOME: An evening of stories, songs and dance.” A Hawaiian Treat and Festival Of Stories, Song & Dance.
Singer, Songwriter from Hawaii now a California resident, Kimo Williams returns after a SRO crowd earlier this summer. His cache of Hawaiian classic music blends beautifully with his own original compositions reflecting his island home of O'ahu.

Kimo brings with him master hula dancer Mahealani Harder who enchanted the audience earlier this year with her mesmerizing hula.
For Kumu Mahealani, hula is a lifestyle and a way of being. You will see her magic as she dances. It will touch your heart.

A Coffee Gallery Backstage veteran returns. Delightful storyteller Hawaiian native Kamaka Brown joins Kimo and Mahahealani for some of his original stories about growing up in Hawaii. Kamaka's musings and gentle humor in Hawaiian Pidgin English will capture you in a much simpler time in Hawaii. You will love the nostalgic journey into Hawaii's past.

Be Blessed. Be light. Be aloha!

http://www.V93FM.com
http://www.kamakabrown.com

Sunday November 19 Matinee Show @ 3:00 P.M. $20 KEN O’ MALLEY…when you want a real Irish Troubadore…..

His passionate and compelling voice is what they notice first. Quickly drawing the audience in, it is no wonder that the Irish News describes him “without question, as the single most enduring, influential and proficient of all Irish musicians in Southern California” and the University of St. Thomas at Houston acknowledges him to be "widely regarded as the finest Irish folk singer/songwriter in the United States today."

Indeed, Ken O’Malley was born to perform. In Dublin at the age of 15, he opened for legendary balladeer Paddy Reilly at the equally legendary Old Sheiling Pub. By the time he turned 18, he was gathering professional credits, among them a stint with Trudy's People, a group he formed that played Gaelic shows on RTÉ, Ireland's national radio and television network. His fluency in the Gaelic language was earned from his education by the Christian Brothers and his summers in the West of Ireland.

A true ambassador of Irish culture, he infuses every performance with the rich history of his native land and audiences quickly become engaged with his compelling stories. One show producer put it this way: “He holds nothing back. Whether singing a passionate ballad, playing a solo on the mandolin, or explaining the gloriously sad history of Erin his homeland, Ken O’Malley is all-in, wide open to the world, and as true as an arrow’s flight.” Another simply stated that “Ken O'Malley connected with our audience in a way none of our other artists have.”

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19 7:00P.M. $20 The Coffee Gallery Backstage

PRESENTS:

THE THREE B’s OF THE MODERN MUSICAL WORLD.

Not Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, but the 3Bs of our shared musical experience in the 60’s and early 70’s: The Byrds, The Beatles and The Band.

A THREE LEGEND Interpretation by JOHN YORK.

Ex-Byrd John York is a survivor of the perilous days of Rock & Roll, the last pure voice of the silver sixties to make it into the 21st century.

EVERY TIME HE APPEARS HE IS BETTER AND THE CROWD IS BIGGER. HE IS A PHENOM OF THIS ERA. AND HE HAS SECRETS TO TELL.

A SOLID STAGE SHOW AND A GREAT CHARACTER A SUPERIOR GUITARIST….BOTH 6 AND 12 STRING. THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE.

Saturday November 25 (matinee) 2:00 P.M $20

 

DEJA VU…

 

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, Steve Elowe, Jim Wootten and Tom Sweeney not only perform the legendary music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 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, 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.

http://dejavutributeband.wixsite.com/mysite

Saturday November 25 7:00 P.M. $20 Jim Kweskin & Juli Crockett…a four person band of extreme quality and fun.

Jim Kweskin is probably best known as a singer and bandleader, but he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band was the original "Americana" band, playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. Kweskin has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and traditional jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist.

Alabama-born Juli Crockett is a bona fide Renaissance woman: singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, undefeated professional boxer and amateur champion, ordained minister, Doctor of Philosophy, and leader of the alt-country/Avant Americana genre-defying band The Evangenitals, as well as the Crockett Sisters. (They’re the same band – you choose which name you prefer)

The teaming of Jim Kweskin and Juli Crockett is the happy collision of classic and contemporary Americana music. Together, Kweskin and Crockett performances are celebrations of virtuoso musicianship seasoned with humor andexuberance.

Joined by super mandolin player Daniel Mark (Dustbowl Revival) and bassist Carl Sealove, Jim and Juli have a great time singing both old jazzy, folkyfavorites mixed in with Juli's original (and occasionally irreverent) compositions. Take a wild ride through history and into the future of folk with Kweskin and Crockett.

Sunday afternoon matinee November 26 1:30 P.M. $20 BURGANS & CHAN….Songs & Stories with Special Guest Jeremy Burgan….

TO THE Friends of Burgan & Chan,


It’s been a while since Debbie and I have played a Songs & Stories show with our great friend, Tholow Chan, and lots of folks have been asking, “When…?”
Well the New Christy Minstrels have given him some time off to celebrate Thanksgiving at home so we’re planning a special Matinee appearance for The Coffee Gallery Backstage on Sunday, November 26 at 1:30 PM. This should give those who have been in lock down finishing off the turkey and sweet potatoes (or dieting) since Thanksgiving an chance to get out and enjoy the music. One of the beauties of a matinee is an opportunity stop by one of the local bistros for a bite and a beverage after the show yet still be home at a decent hour, so don't miss out.


We got a great response to our #2 son’s appearance with us last August and he’s available for this special afternoon show, as well, so Jeremy Burgan will be sitting in again on guitar and keyboards for this show.


We’ve got some new tunes and some classics planned for the set list, so get the date on your calendars, line up a few friends to share the fun, and make a reservation. I've attached a poster for the collectors. For everyone else, here's the critical info:
Burgan & Chan.

Sunday
November 26 7:00 P.M. $20

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.

DECEMBER 2017
Tuesday December 5 8:00 P.M. $20 ROY ZIMMERMAN: REZIST

ReZist is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility for change.”

Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He's shared stages with Bill Maher, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin. He's been profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered," and he's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

Bob Stane says: "Roy has entertained at The White House and in concerts all over America. This is an encore presentation and he looks good doing them."

 

 

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