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MAY 2018
Sunday May 20 2:00 P.M. $20 DEJA VU ALL ACOUSTIC SHOW AT THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE!

We're very excited to announce the return of Deja Vu performing the music of CSN&Y at the Coffee Gallery Backstage on Sunday, May 20th for a special matinee show! If you were able to attend one or both of this band's last 2 performances here, you know that they completely sold out well in advance, so we would encourage you to make your reservations early to secure your seat!

This particular show will once againl be performed all acoustically! When Crosby, Stills and Nash initially came together in 1968 and wrote the material for their first album, they would travel around to their friends houses in Laurel Canyon and perform the songs from start to finish using only acoustic guitars and their voices.

This show will be very much like that, the only exception being that they will be performing a greatest hits set which spans throughout the entire career of the iconic supergroup's nearly 50 year career.

You'll hear all of your favorites, Helplessly Hoping, Teach Your Children, Guinnevere, Down By the River, Love the One You're With, Just a Song Before I Go, Wooden Ships, Ohio, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Marrakesh Express, Deja Vu, Southern Man.......as well as some of the other great songs that the band has worked up and are excited to perform for you!

Distilling this material down to the most basic elements allows the beauty of the 3 and 4 part harmonies to shine through, and also showcases the intricate guitar parts and alternate tunings that are present in the songs. So please mark your calendars and make your plans to join us for this very special matinee presentation of the music of Crosby, Stille, Nash & Young!

"Sunday in the Afternoon, What have you got to lose?”

 

Sunday May 20 7:00 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.


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.

MONDAY MAY 21 7:30 P.M. $25 SHADES OF CHAD & JEREMY. THE NOSTALGIC CLOCK WINDS BACKWARDS AT THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE. BE IN ON THE CD RELEASE PARTY.

JEREMY CLYDE is not just one half of sixties British Invasion duo Chad & Jeremy, he’s also an accomplished actor and songwriter who recently embarked on a one-album-a-year solo project entitled ‘The Bottom Drawer Sessions’. Jeremy and friends take the stage in a rare solo show to launch the newest installment of The Bottom Drawer Sessions - performing new songs, some Chad & Jeremy classics, and stripped down versions of deep cuts from the psychedelic years.
Thursday May 24 7:30 P.M. $15

OFF MY HEAD

 

Host/Producer: Ty Fance...Ty Fance – Ty’s stories are carefully crafted to be authentic, relatable and entertaining; and feature his journey into and through fatherhood; reflections of marriage; and his colorful childhood –rediscovered, where we are introduced to many interesting characters, like his larger than life and always joyful Uncle Scrappy, the wonderfully stern and shotgun wielding Aunt Maude, or his mindful mentor and amateur boxing coach professional boxer Andy “.The Hawk” Price.Ty’s book of autobiographical short stories is entitled – Off My Head and Over the Fence. Ty produces a local storytelling show - Off My Head – a lasting storytelling experience.


FEATURED STORYTELLERS:
Dylan Brody - Mr. Brody has performed regularly for The David Feldman Show on KPFK(Pacifica Radio) in Los Angeles., The Drive with Steve Jaxon on KSRO (Sonoma County) and was a regular contributor to John Rabe’s Off Ramp on KPCC, NPR's Pasadena affiliate. His material runs on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio’s comedy channels, Pandora and he occasionally contributes to the Huffington Postand Daily Kos. He has written for dozens of comedians, including Jay Leno, who has used Brody’s work in his monologues on NBC’s The Tonight Show and recently placed a story in the burgeoning magazine of American humor, The American Bystander.


S. Pearl Sharp - creates cultural art for the eye, ear and heart with Uncertain Rituals, a CD of short stories and The Evening News, a collection of her essays and commentaries broadcast on NPR and Pacifica Radio. Other work includes two poetry w/jazz CDs, four poetry volumes, and the award-winning documentary films The Healing Passage/ Voices From The Water and Life Is A Saxophone. www.spearlsharp.com www.YouTube.com- A Sharp Show Channel.


Beverly Mickins – is the founder and producer of Story Salon the longest running story telling venue in California. She is an actor and singer and will be reprising her live show "Party Pack" combining singing standup.


Suzanne Weerts - Writer, story teller, director, producer and arts advocate. Suzanne began her career as a soup and salad girl at Golden Corral and then financed college as a hand model.


Ellen Switkes - has been active in the personal storytelling community for since 2006. She was on the board of LA Story Works, which produced the LA Storytelling Festival. She was producer and host of Cornucopia, the world famous (OK, maybe No Ho Famous) storytelling show at Actors Workout Studio. She is currently a co-performer and co writer of Ladies Who Lunch, tales of derring do.


Richard Seltzer - has been sharing stories at the Story Salon since 2014. He has retired from almost a half-century of teaching English to speakers of over 50 different languages from around the globe and from all walks of life. He has studied and lived in France and has visited over 25 countries. He finds only humanity, humor, and joy, when languages and cultures bump up against each other. Speak to him in a foreign language and he'll follow you anywhere!

Friday May 25 8:00 P.M. $20

HEART TO HEART.
Come hear the music of Heart live!!


On May 25th for one night only, come experience an intimate live music performance by perhaps the most talented and sought after Heart tribute band on the planet, Heart To Heart. The classic rock band Heart was formed in 1973 by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, rocking generations with the hits we all know and love. Heart isn't touring these days, so thank God we have Heart To Heart to keeping their music and legendary concerts alive. Come hear world class musicianship and powerhouse vocals that will touch your soul with ballads like Dog and Butterfly, Alone and These Dreams, then rock you with hits like Magic Man, Crazy On You and Barracuda

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To kick off their next tour, Heart To Heart is playing at one of their favorite cozy venues, The Coffee Galley Backstage in Altadena. Though they are in demand to play for crowds all over the United States in the thousands, sometimes they play smaller shows for a more intimate experience near their Southern California roots. Their legendary shows are the closest thing to Heart you will ever see. Some even say better. You be the judge. Do not miss this very rare occasion and treat. Seating is limited, so please make your reservations while you can.

SATURDAY MAY 26 7:00 P.M. $25

 

LA RECOLTE CAJUN BAND….. FROM THE BAYOUS TO THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE


This five-member band consists of an array of talented musicians from the heart of Acadiana. The name of the band, "La Recolte" (The Harvest), was influenced by their desire to keep traditions alive and inspired the release of their debut CD "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes..." The band earned the distinction of “Best New CD of the Year” for the Annual “Le Cajun Awards 2014” sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association. The follow-up album "Le Deuxieme" claimed top honors for the 2016 CFMA Awards being nominated for Band of the Year, Best Male Vocalist, and Song of the Year. They have been featured on the Grand Ole Opry style show, Rendez-vous Des Cajun, at the historical Liberty Theatre in Eunice, LA, and Downtown Alive in Lafayette, La. Performed in New Brunswick Canada in August 2013 for the yearly Acadie Celebrations in the region and participated in the Congres’ Mondial 2014 in Northern Maine and New Brunswick. The West Coast has had the pleasure of enjoying their music at the Long Beach Bayou Festival in 2016.


La Recolte is traditional and highly influenced by the South Louisiana dance hall music of the mid-1900's. Belting out waltzes of relationships gone bad as well as driving two-steps that will get you pumping all night long. The earlier generations of Cajuns planted the seeds that would generate an abundance of Cajun music and culture. New generations continue to cultivate Cajun traditions because they "harvest" the “crop” of music and culture planted by generations of the past.
Accordion- Shane Bellard. Drums- Chris Lafleur. Fiddle- Joel Breaux. Guitar- Learlin Bellard. Bass Guitar- Paul Borel.

SUNDAY MAY 27 7:00 P.M. $20 AL PETTEWAY…. is a Grammy-Winning guitarist who has played nearly every type of popular, folk and classical music - as a soloist, as part of an ensemble, and as an onstage accompanist. He established a reputation as a world-class sideman by playing and recording with Jethro Burns, Peter Rowan, Tom Paxton, Jonathan Edwards, Cheryl Wheeler, Debi Smith, David Wilcox, Maggie Sansone, Bonnie Rideout and many more. Though his primary instrument has always been the guitar, he also studied lute, string bass, percussion and music composition. His compositions for acoustic fingerstyle guitar are strongly influenced by his love of Celtic music and his own roots in folk, rock and blues. He performs as a solo guitarist and with his wife Amy White as a duo, playing original and traditional music on acoustic instruments including guitar, banjo, mandolin, harp, piano, and percussion.

While living in the Washington, D.C. area, Al was awarded forty five "Wammies" by the Washington Area Music Association including the top honors of "ARTIST OF THE YEAR" and "MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR". He was also the recipient of two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards for Music Composition. Al performed at the Vice President's House and The White House during the Clinton administration. He and his wife, Amy White were Artists in Residence at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage and Warren Wilson College where he has been the Guitar Week coordinator for the world famous "Swannanoa Gathering" music camp for over twenty years. In 2005, he was voted one of the Top Fifty Acoustic Guitarists of all Time by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine and in 2008 he won Silver and Bronze medals in the magazine's Player's Choice Awards. Al's CD "Caledon Wood" was included as one of the "Essential Albums of the past Twenty Years" in Acoustic Guitar's 20th Anniversary issue and his album "It's Only the Blues" was selected as one of the top ten "Essential Acoustic Albums of 2012." His newest albums are "Mountain Guitar" and "Dream Guitars, Vol II."

Al's Dream Guitars videos, his numerous recordings, music books, and instructional videos, have helped win him international acclaim and appearances on National Radio and Television Programs. His music has been featured in a number of films and documentaries including six documentaries by Ken Burns. His original composition "Sligo Creek" was used as the theme for the Emmy-Winning PBS series "The National Parks-America's Best Idea." In 2013 he was given the title of "Master Music Maker" by The Swannanoa Gathering and Warren Wilson College. In 2018, he was voted among the top ten guitar camp instructors by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Thursday May 31 7:00 P.M. $15 David Harvey Presents

Do you Love Great Rootsy-Rock songs that Pop? How about Story songs full of Heart and Smarts? Do you Love Funky Rockin' Soulful Songs that channel the best of New Orleans and Rock n' roll? And a Great Storyteller who tells Tales on Dogs?

$15 cover at the door (cash) - All Ages - No Reservations

FEATURING:
Robert Morgan Fisher...Remember when songs told great stories? Robert Morgan Fisher's music and fiction are closely linked. He refers to himself as a Narrative Engineer and often writes "companion songs" to his short stories. Robert is a notable author, screenwriter, songwriter, and teacher. Robert's music takes you in a tapestry of story, imagination, and feeling. He weaves word and melody immaculately. Robert's latest Imperative Records release, Notes for a Novel, contains 12 songs with guest vocals by Janis Ian, Julie Christensen, Pam Loe, Dave Morrison and John York. And yes he wrote a song about Mars. How cool is that!
http://www.robertmorganfisher.com

John Stowers...I have to say that John is not only one of my favorite songwriters but one of my favorite people. He is a masterful storyteller who merges roots music with these insanely beautiful pop hooks that keep your toes tapping and damn! That song will just play in your head for days! I love it when John tells you how the song was written and then he plays it, and completely nails it. He ought to be in movies! This is a rare solo appearance for John and he's bringing brand new songs! John is also a member of the awesome Tall Men Group with Severin Browne, Ed Tree, Marty Axlerod, Jimmy Yessian, and Jeff Kossack, who have been selling out stages all over the West Coast. www.johnstowers.com https://www.facebook.com/TallMenGroup

Alfred Johnson….Do you love songs with a funky groove with the rhythm and soul of joyful blues? Want a bit of rockin' Mardi Gras to make your toes tap the second line? Well, Alfred Johnson brings all that and so much more to his music - from funky rock and blues to ballads and jazz - his songs are classics. Alfred co-wrote 3 songs with RICKIE LEE JONES on her Platinum Grammy Award winning premiere album containing the hit single ‘Chuck E’s In Love’. Alfred’s songs have been covered by Diane Reeves and Ernie Watts. Recognized as a true craftsman of his art, his musical influences include: Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, Dr. John, Randy Newman, Danny O’Keefe, David Wilcox and Bill Champlin. In Alfreds songs you will find yourself looking at everyday occurrences in a different way--one that will mesmerize you, yet make you smile at the same time.
So put on your seat belt and set your trays in the upright position because we're taking off! http://www.myspace.com/alfredjohnson https://www.facebook.com/alfred.johnson.710?ref=ts&fref=ts

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

JUNE 2018
Saturday June 2 7:00 P.M. $20 Bob Stane says,”absolutely mesmerizing. Amazing music. World Renown. Huge act here. Call in now."

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 June 3 3:00 P.M. $18 From The Berklee School Of Music, The Jay Leno Show and The Wall Street Journal’s front page.
VICTORIA VOX (Twice on The Jay Leno Show)…is an award-winning, ukulele-toting, one-woman band and storyteller who has toured the world sharing her infectious and moving music. In addition to her songwriting and ukulele playing, Vox has received praise for her “invisible” instrument: The Mouth Trumpet. She was invited to blow her own horn on the Jay Leno Show in 2009 and in 2015, Vox was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as a leader in the mouth trumpet “revival”.
VICTORIA VOX…. (née Victoria Davitt) wrote her first song at 10 years old, inspired by the sounds coming out of the car radio on trips into town from the country home where she grew up in rural Wisconsin. Vox taught herself to sing and play guitar, privately in her bedroom after hopping off the bus from the school’s concert band practice, secretly saving herself from the reputation as a band-geek. At 17, Vox spent a year abroad in France, bought a guitar, and pursued to express herself through her songwriting.
Vox went on to study music— songwriting in particular— at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) where she earned her degree in 2001. Shortly after stints in Nashville and London, Vox moved back in with her mom and began to tour across the US, singing at cafés and street-corners.
In 2003, Vox was given a ukulele and she fell in love with it’s limitations and simplicity. This lead to a more playful and melodic approach to her songwriting. As she continued to tour, ukulele-in-hand, the demand for a ukulele album grew. Vox recorded her debut uke album, “Victoria Vox and Her Jumping Flea”, in 2005 and toured Hawaii just before it’s official release in 2006. While in Hawaii, she landed an ‘ukulele sponsorship with KoAloha Ukuleles, which became the the tipping point to her becoming a household name at Ukulele Festivals around the world.
Vox is an award winning songwriter — including for songs she has written in French— (Independent Music Awards, 6-time WAMMIE winner, International Acoustic Music Awards, ADDYS, and has also donated songs to causes like the American Asbergers Association and the Duchenne Foundation. Her music has been used in indie films and featured on NPR's "To the Best of Our Knowledge".
Vox’s infectious pop-folk-jazz style has earned her fans who truly appreciate her art. She has fan-funded several albums and a songwriting project, where Vox hunkered down in 2012 to write a song a week for the year. The “52 Original Song Project” was preceded in 2011 with a YouTube “52 Cover Song Project” where she learned and memorized 52 cover songs.
In addition to her songwriting and ukulele playing, Vox has received praise for her “invisible” instrument: The Mouth Trumpet. She was invited to blow her own horn on the Jay Leno Show in 2009 and in 2015, Vox was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as a leader in the mouth trumpet “revival” and performed live on air on KMOX’s Charlie Brennan show. She employs her mouth trumpet during musical breaks at her live shows and also includes it on her studio recordings, along with the real trumpet (which she also plays).
Sunday June 3 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. www.thefolkcollection.com
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").


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 with THE FOLK COLLECTION. You will leave singing, toe-tapping, and smiling.

Thursday June 7 8:00 P.M. $20 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. 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. 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…..and they won’t give them back. They are like that.
Saturday June 9 7 PM $18 JANET CROTEAU, AIREENE ESPIRITU, ED TREE, JAYNEE THORNE a show of shows.

JANET CROTEAU is songwriter and spoken word performer whose music is infused with her quirky and effervescent spirit. With lyrical abandon, she brings an authentic and comedic
presence to the stage. The inspiration for Janet's Folk/Americana songwriting style and original tunes comes from the beauty and madness of the world. Janet, who believes that
if you water down who you are that the real people will never find you, recently released her first album “Wild Heart.” www.almostjanet.com

AIREENE ESPIRITU is a singer/songwriter playing mostly original songs accompanied by latin/african rhythms, folk, bluegrass pickings and inspirations from gospel music - a mix of stompin', swayin', and timeless Americana. She was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States at 10 years old, growing up in the third culture: the old country, the new country and a blend of both worlds. Mainly influenced by listening to Alan Lomax's field recordings from the South and growing up listening to her uncles' Filipino folk guitar fingerpicking, her music is reminiscent of front porch storytelling, of ghosts and the living, times of laughter and tears. She tours solo as well as with her band as Aireene & The Itch. http://www.aireeneespiritu.com

ED TREE is a producer, engineer, guitarist and performing songwriter with over 35 years of experience working in the Los Angeles area. His songs have been recorded by a number of artists including Spencer Davis, Lacy J. Dalton, Steve Kolander and others and have appeared on the Country Top 40 charts. He’s produced more than 150 CDs in the Americana, AAA, Blues, Folk, and Country categories, including two top five Billboard Blues Chart CDs, 2 #1 singles on the European Country Charts, and winning a DIY Producer of the Year award. He has recorded and/or toured with Spencer Davis, Rita Coolidge, Juice Newton, Al Stewart, Dusty Springfield and Booker T. Jones as well as sharing the stage with Jimmy Buffet, Aaron Neville and Bonnie Bramlett. He also played on the Grand Ole Opry with his band The Bum Steers. Edward is also a member of the songwriter collective Tall Men Group.

JAYNEE THORNE was born into a family of music - the granddaughter of a pop songwriter and an opera singer, from both sides of her family. At the age of seven she was already singing harmony in a musical duo performing for her second-grade classmates. Singing harmony became a need to her like needing oxygen to survive. Jaynee is also a performing songwriter and just completed her debut album of original music entitled, “I’ll Meet You There,” soon to be available on CD Baby and iTunes. She writes music that inspires and encourages the listener… songs that she needs to hear …in our world of constant change and challenge.

 

Sunday June 10 7 P.M. $20 TWO OLD GUYS AND A BLONDE…..
Tracy: I don’t know what Art and Dolan are planning, but I’m fully prepared for a sizzling “tell-all” type night, busting wide open the myth of those clean-cut all-American New Christy Minstrels of yesteryear. I was only in the group for about 2 months in the summer of 1961... I think. But boy, you can bet I've got stories… if only I can remember them.
Dolan: I will be singing and telling about why I elected to quit the NCM...right at its height of fame. I will also share a few songs and stories about my career as “Arizona’s Official State Balladeer” ...first one ever in the nation.

Art: I’ll be up there trying to keep the other two from digging too deeply into history. You see, I actually remember what happened, and it wasn’t all ‘Michael Row The Boat Ashore.’

These three characters were there at the beginning of it all and their lives were touched by the early popular folk revival of the sixties. Art and Dolan were original members of The New Christy Minstrels and each of them has gone on to careers that have taken them higher. Tracy Newman is an Emmy and Peabody award winning TV writer (Ellen DeGeneres, Cheers, etc.) and in the past few years Tracy has released three highly acclaimed CDs of her original music. She continues to perform and charm audiences all over the west coast. Dolan Ellis returned to Arizona after his stint with The Christies and has been named by consecutive governors of the state ‘The Official Balladeer’ of the state of Arizona. He entertains Arizonans regularly with songs and stories that he’s collected. Dolan founded the Arizona Folklore Preserve which stands to this day as a cultural center in Ramsey Canyon, Arizona. Art Podell has returned to music as a solo performer, reaching back to his roots from his days with Art and Paul in Greenwich Village. He records, writes reviews and has a regular column in the prestigious Folkworks newsletter and hosts a radio show (‘Roots Music and Beyond’) on KPFK90.7 Los Angeles. Art continues to perform in large and small venues, with songs and warm funny stories about the past, present, and future.

Bob Stane says: This is music, wit and nostalgia at its highest level. You will enjoy every minute. Lots about The New Christy Minstrels and various hit TV shows.


Thursday June 14 8:00 P.M. $20 CHRISTIE LENEE

BREAKING NEWS! Christie Lenée is currently featured in Guitar Player Magazine’s May 2018 Issue. Click HERE!
Christie is also featured on AXS - read the article HERE!

2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Christie Lenée is a captivating performer with a devoted following among instrumental, folk-pop and rock band audiences. Combining guitar mastery, contemporary singer/songwriter and a passion for storytelling, she thrives on bringing people together through the language of music

Christie’s unique guitar work and profound instrumental compositions are well described as ‘Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.’ Among the vast community of Fingerstyle and tapping guitarists, her niche is the integration of melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks that excite both modern commercial listeners and classic purists. With a menu of percussive and sonic effects, and larger than life sounding instruments, her solo shows embody layers of orchestral elements with a wide array of dynamics and harmonic textures.

Christie's pieces have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim and Nashville, live on National Television and Radio, on stage with artists such as Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band), Andy McKee, Tommy Emmanuel, Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls and Stanley Jordan to name a few. Her most recent album “STAY” was one of three finalists for “Best CD of 2016” (Indie Acoustic Project Awards), including the song “Love Who You Are” nominated for a 2016 Posi Award in the category “Songs for Personal Transformation.” Web Link: http://www.christielenee.com

Sunday June 17 7:00 P.M. $20 Peter Feldmann, David Jackson, Rick Cunha

Mother's Boys are a rarely-seen but multi-talented group, featuring close vocal harmonies and hot picking on guitar, autoharp, mandolin, accordion, and bass. All of Mother's Boys trace their musical development from Southern California. Rick Cunha and David Jackson hail from the seminal folk rock group Hearts and Flowers, which was influential in the development of the California country rock sound. Peter Feldmann'sinterest in cowboy songs and string band music led him to form The Scragg Family, which performed throughout California, Nevada, and the Southwest during the 1960s-70s.
Together, the group will be celebrating their collaboration in a CD project dedicated to the music of the original Carter Family: AP, Sara, and Maybelle Carter. "Home Among The Hills" features 15 songs drawn from the almost 300 titles recorded by the Carters between 1927-41.


Rick Cunha's musical roots go back to the Hawaiian Islands, his slide guitar playing and mellifluous vocals provide warm traces of his island heritage.
David Jackson is much in demand as a studio musician for his smooth bass, piano, accordion work, and golden baritone. And he is witty. A funny guy.
Peter Feldmann performs with his bluegrass band, The Very Lonesome Boys, speaks on folk and bluegrass subjects, and presents concerts as time permits. He is the founder of the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler's Convention and the Bluebird Cafe, a major influence in California's folk music scene.

SATURDAY JUNE 23 7:00 P.M. $25

LAURENCE JUBER….GRAMMY AWARD WINNER.

 

Played with WINGS. Close your eyes and you'll hear 3 guitarists…Open them and you'll see one inspired solo player!!!! Laurence Juber is considered to be one of the leading acoustic guitarists of our generation. His masterful fingerstyle playing combines elements of jazz, blues, rock and folk with a distinctive voice that transcends musical boundaries. See him perform and you will understand why Paul McCartney hand-picked him to become lead guitarist for Wings. This is a show for all musical tastes.

"The moods he can pull out of a single Martin acoustic are pretty astounding"- Guitar Player magazine

"One of the most gifted and versatile fingerstyle guitarists on the scene"
- Acoustic Guitar Magazine. "Stunning fretwork" - Fingerstyle Guitar.

"A provocative guitar perspective" - L.A.Times

"A rather spectacular guitarist …..Amazing and innovative creativity"
- L.A. Jazz Scene

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