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THE OFFICIAL THEME SONG FOR BACKSTAGE:LOS ANGELES!
"One Night Stands" by John Batdorf
from the "Home Again" CD. 

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John Batdorf's first solo CD

AMOEBA LISTENING PARTY for The Monkees NEW RELEASE "Good Times."

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Sandy Jacobson,  Creator & Producer of
BackStage:Los Angeles
is passionate about music and is part of the Independent Music movement. Sandy has become part of a community of real musicians, 
some who have inspired her since childhood.  These are the main ingredients that she brings to her show...which is designed to be a
celebration of REAL music talent, an educational experience for
up and coming artists, and an opportunity for fans and would-be fans
to get to know the artist on a deeper level. 
"Talented" is the key word to describe her guests...whether they are famous or "almost" famous. 
Her work on the show has earned her membership to the Grammy Association.  She is also a member of Folk Alliance International.
Guests have included
Peter Tork (originally with “The Monkees”), John McEuen (one of the founding members of “The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band”), We Five, David Philp (The Automatics), Brian Ray (Paul McCartney's band), James Lee Stanley (Emmy-Winning Songwriter), John Batdorf (originally with Batdorf & Rodney), Keith England, Laurence Juber, The Quarrymen,
Chip Douglas, Matt Cartsonis, Ellis Paul, Bob Cheevers, Denny Tedesco (son of Tommy Tedesco) + more, and has helped introduce young up and coming artists such as Chelsea Williams, Scott Gates, Ted & Pablo, Ainjel Emme, Fertitta & McClintock, and others.  We have also supported and promoted fundraising concerts for The Teen Project, The Cindy Roesgen Benefit, and one of the many concerts for Haiti.
This website covers the T.V. show, "BackStage: Los Angeles," 
Guest Musician News Articles, the Talent, and the Community
of Artists (in front of and behind the cameras), whose combined contributions make this multi-media project possible!

Mission Statement:
To create and promote a community of REAL musicians and fans, and to document each artist's contributions to the music industry through the
Television Show, News Articles, and Concert Calendars.
ALL MUSIC, IMAGES AND PHOTOS OF ARTISTS AND THEIR CD'S ON THIS SITE ARE USED WITH THE REVIEW, PERMISSION, AND WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE ARTIST AND/OR THEIR MANAGEMENT ON FILE,
PRIOR TO PUBLICATION ON THIS SITE.

GUEST ARTIST WISH-LIST: 
(just for starters...and alphabetically by first name...)
Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Carole King, Don McLean, Eric Clapton,
Jackson Browne, John Fogerty, Julie Andrews, Kenny Loggins,
Neil Diamond, Olivia Newton-John, Ringo Starr, Sir Paul McCartney
Stevie Wonder, and Timothy B. Schmit.
 
This show is produced with the support of the most wonderful production team ever assembled!
(and NOT limited to those listed below).
Hosted by:       Michael Sunday
 
Created &
Produced by:  Sandy Jacobson

Special Thanks to: 

John Charchalis: 
Production Consultant
 
Mike Driml:         
Post-Production

Bob Sherman                         
Mike Carruthers                               
(
Both gave me valuable production experience and training.)

BackStage:Los Angeles - Season One & Season Two - Past Guests
UPDATED March 2016
 

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Season One - Past Guests Video - Click image to view.
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Season Two - Past Guests Video -Jan Thru June - Click image to view.
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Season Two - Past Guests - July Thru Dec. Video - Click image to view.

 THE MONKEES 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR!

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Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork onstage during The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour.
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Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork performing at The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour.
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Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork onstage for The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour.
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Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork performing during The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour.
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Peter Tork performing at The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour.
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Peter Tork performing at The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour.

If you don't already have
your tickets for 
The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour, 
we have provided ONE
of the many links

to purchase them
by clicking on the photos.
We have also provided a link
to purchase 
The Monkees first NEW RELEASE IN 
WENTY YEARS! 
"Good Times" is available in
CD format, as well as vinyl!  
Click on the album image
to purchase it.
 

The Monkees FIRST CD / LP in 20 Years!
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"Good Times"

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WE FIVE at The Fret House
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Pictured: Michael Sunday (Host), Terri Rangno, Jerry Burgan, Debbie Burgan, Chris Burgan, & Producer

 

The We Five is best known for their song "You Were On My Mind" which exemplified "The San Francisco Sound."  Over the past decade they have toured with a full multi-media presentation of songs and images from the 1960's, performing their songs, in addition to some of their contemporaries in a show titled "Folk Rock Revival" with a CD of the same title.  It was a rainy, dismal day when We Five showed up to do their segment with us, but you would never know it by their professionalism.  They began warming up A Cappella, and everyone in the studio stopped to listen because it didn't sound like they were warming up...more like they were already performing. 

More recently, Jerry Burgan, one of the founding members of We Five has been touring a CD titled "Reflections, Songs and Stories" in addition to writing a book titled "Wounds to Bind" - a memoir of the folk-rock revolution.

We Five recently performed at the opening of the new line for the Los Angeles Metrolink in Duarte.  Like almost everyone who has ever appeared on our show, they have been supportive and given positive suggestions, for which we hold much gratitude.

Jerry Burgan, Debbie Burgan, and Tholow Chan will be doing a "Songs and Stories" show in the East San Gabriel Valley, here's your chance to come and make a night of it. Jerry & Debbie Burgan, and Tholow Chan will be returning to the Fret House in Covina on Saturday, April 16. If you've never been there, this is a very cool concert venue below a terrific guitar store right in the heart of town. The doors open at 7:30, so there's time for an early dinner at a number nearby restaurants and cafes. 

The phone number for information and reservations is 1-800-BET-FRET or 626-339-7020.

As a heads up, it is downstairs and there's no elevator, but it's got great sound and up close viewing, so I hope you can come. They'd love to see you there.

 

 

The Grammy Association

Folk Alliance International

Some of our past guests...

MOST OF THE PHOTOS ON THIS SITE, WILL CLICK-THROUGH TO A LINK TO PURCHASE A CD AND/OR THE ARTIST'S WEBSITE.

Our First Guest...Peter Tork.
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Sandy Jacobson (Producer) with Peter Tork at the 2010 NAMM Festival.
Our Second Guest was James Lee Stanley !
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Pictured left to right, John Batdorf, Sandy Jacobson (Producer), James Lee Stanley (Guest Host).
Our Third Guest was John Batdorf !
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Pictured left to right are: Michael Sunday (Host), Sandy Jacobson , Michael McLean, & John Batdorf.
Our Fourth Guest was John McEuen.
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John McEuen (founding member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) with Michael Sunday (Host) in the studio
Members of WE FIVE in our studio.
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Michael Sunday (Host), Terry Ragno, Jerry Burgan, Debbie Burgan, Chris Burgan, & Sandy Jacobson Prod
Then, 14-Year-Old Scott Gates, mandolinist.
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Michael Sunday (Host), Scott Gates, and Mike Nadolson (Guests).

Our Guest Laurence Juber.
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Michael Sunday (Host), Sandy Jacobson (Producer), Laurence Juber (Guest), & Javier Otero (audience).

Our Guests, The Nathan McEuen Band
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Nathan McEuen, Sandy Jacobson (Producer), Elain Gregston, & Chuck Hailes.
Our Guest Ngahihi Bidois, from New Zealand !
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Ngahihi Bidois (one of the stars of DREAMCATCHERS) with Michael Sunday (Host).
Our Guest - Brian Ray
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Brian Ray in addition to releasing solo CD's, is guitarist with Paul McCartney's band.
Our Guests - Russ & Julie's House Concerts
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Julie Paris, Russ Paris (Guests) with Sandy Jacobson (Producer).
Our Guests - The Quarrymen
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Colin Hanton, Sandy Jacobson (Producer), Rod Davis, and Len Garry.
Our Guest - David Philp, The Automatics
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David Philp, The Automatics
Our Guests - Ted & Pablo
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Ted & Pablo performing at The Skirball Center on their second U.S. Tour.
Our Guest - Evan Marshall, Mandolinist
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Evan Marshall (Guest) with Sandy Jacobson (Producer) on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles
Our Guest - Matt Cartsonis
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Michael Sunday (Host), Sandy Jacobson (Producer) & Matt Cartsonis (Guest) outside the studio.
Guests Matt and Zac Pless
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Matt and Zac Pless from Washington, D.C.
Our Guest - Ellis Paul
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Sandy Jacobson (Producer) with Ellis Paul (Guest) on location at McCabe's.
Our Guest - Ainjel Emme !
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Ainjel Emme (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer) & Michael Sunday (Host) in our studio.
Our Guest - Florence Hartigan
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Florence is from New Zealand, and frequently plays in Los Angeles.
On the set of BackStage:Los Angeles.
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Denny Tedesco (Producer of The Wrecking Crew Documentary, & son of Tommy Tedesco) and Sandy Jacobson
The Quarrymen during their first U.S. Tour !!!
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Colin Hanton, Sandy Jacobson, Rod Davis, & Len Garry.
Guest: Bob Stane -The Coffee Gallery BackStage
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Bob Stane ran The Ice House "back in the day."
Guest: Peter Tork, on his second visit with us.
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Guest-Host - Chelsea Williams, with Peter Tork, Sandy Jacobson (Producer).
Our Guest: Lauri Burns, and her sister Allison.
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To promote The Teen Project Benefit Concert "Gimme Shelter"
Clay Eals, with Sandy Jacobson, Alyssa Archambault
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Author of "Steve Goodman-Facing The Music." Steve is best-known for his song "City of New Orleans."
Our Guest - Keith England
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Michael Sunday (Host) interviewing Keith England on our set.
Keith England went back to his roots and collaborated
with the late Michael Melvoin on the Jazz CD
"Standards New & Used."  At one time,
Keith toured with the Allman Brothers.
Our Guest - Joel Rafael
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Michael Sunday (Host), Joel Rafael, and Sandy Jacobson (Producer)

                                 Joel Rafael is one of the few musicians in the country, 
                                                                        authorized by The Woody Guthrie Trust, 
                                                                        to perform the music of Woody Guthrie, 
                                                and he has performed at The Woody Guthrie Festival in Oklahoma.

THE MONKEES
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME PETITION
UPDATED: 12-3-11 
TOTAL SIGNATURES HITS 34,207 ! 
May 4th marked the anniversary of the printing of The Los Angeles Times article "Rock Hall Snub Irks Ex-Monkee" by Joseph Dionisio which prompted the writing of this petition.
We, the fans, leading the campaign by 15,129 Signatures!!!
OUR STATS AS OF AUGUST 24TH, 2009 HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO
THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME,
WHILE WE CONTINUE TO GATHER SIGNATURES ON THEIR BEHALF.
We (the fans) have collected 24,668 Signatures
(24,531 on-line + 137 at concerts/events) through our grass-roots efforts
and are leading the campaign by 15,129 signatures, ahead of the largest & oldest "Oldies" radio station in Southern California
(holding 9,539 signatures),
 with a combined total of 34,207 Signatures 
To sign, click the link below:
 
 
Special Thanks to Mark Smigel, Signature #24,000 !
(our efforts)
Among the "notables" to have signed this petition are:
Bob Hegyes ("Juan Epstein" of "Welcome Back, Kotter"),
Kathy Garver ("Cissy" of the ORIGINAL "Family Affair"),
Amy Linker ("Lauren Hutchinson" of "Square Pegs") and most recently,
ROBERT GORE RIFKIND
(the man who was the attorney for Howard Hughes AND Conrad Hilton).
Special Thanks to Mark Smigel, Signature #24,000 !
Sandy Jacobson, Creator & Producer
BackStage:Los Angeles
Co-Author of The Monkees Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Scroll below to see our promo piece for the
40th Anniversary Screening of The Monkees film "Head" along with photos taken that evening!

Promo for The 40th Anniversary Screening of "Head"

All proceeds from merchandise sales will go toward covering costs of us expanding our efforts. 

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New Concert Updates !
Scroll down for details.

 

The music documentary The Wrecking Crew has made it to NETFLIX! Please tell your friends that still want to see it or haven't seen the latest version. If you're cleaning the house, maybe just pop that channel on while you clean house. They don't get paid for plays but it will determine how close it stays to the top of things to watch! Its bragging rights!

Netflix does not give you the 6 hours of out takes. So don't fret if you ordered the DVD.

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                            A Deep, Sincere, & Humble
                          Thank YOU,
                                     to each of you who stepped up and 
              helped John Batdorf reach his KickStarter Campaign Goal

                                                    for his new CD

                    "BEEP-BEEP"

On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, as John Batdorf finished Mastering his CD at Capitol Records, Ringo Starr was there to celebrate his birthday!  This is VERY appropriate, because when Ahmet Ertegun signed Batdorf & Rodney, it was the same day that he signed The Stones, who were in the next room!

 

                         The new CD will be available to pre-buy in a few days.
                       The actual CD should be shipped by mid to late August.

AVAILABLE SOON! (If not already Pre-Ordered)
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Beep Beep by John Batdorf

                                                                       WE'VE PRE-ORDERED OUR COPIES! 
                                 JOIN US IN SUPPORTING ONE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S
                                                        GREAT SINGER-SONGWRITERS!
                                    We've been following John Batdorf for about 14 years,
                      and have come to know that we will love ANY CD that he puts out, 
                                                         without listening to it first!
                                              (We pre-ordered the last one, and LOVED IT!)
 

Who IS John Batdorf? Click Here to learn more!

John Batdorf performing a compilation of "She's The Girl", "All I Need", "Let It Go", "Mother's Little Helper", "I Will Not Be Afraid", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Ruby Tuesday" - from his library of CD's

John Batdorf, with James Lee Stanley and Bill Batstone performing "Mother's Little Helper" from their "All Wood & Stones" CD.

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John Batdorf in our studio with Sandy Jacobson (Producer) and James Lee Stanley (Guest Host).
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John Batdorf in concert.
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John Batdorf with Sandy Jacobson, and Mark Rodney during the 2007 Batdorf & Rodney Reunion Tour.
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John Batdorf, with Sandy Jacobson, and Mark Rodney during the 2007 Batdorf & Rodney Reunion Tour.
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Batdorf & Rodney at The Troubadour, Los Angeles.

                                     Coming Soon! "Straight From The Heart" - The Musical !

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Starring Pamela Stanley

                                    Coming Soon!
  "Straight From The Heart" - The Musical
                 Starring Pamela Stanley, 
    with James Lee Stanley appearing as 
           James, and Louden G. Lizzard.
                     All artwork by 
      the amazing Pamela Adamowich.
      For the most current information
                    on the show,
         "Like" the Facebook Page 
 

                The CD will be available
                       August 1, 2015!

Preview James Lee Stanley's Music

Order James Lee Stanley's CDs!

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James Lee Stanley playing James and Louden G. Lizzard.

James Lee Stanley's Upcoming Shows:

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 7:30PM - Tickets $15 - All Ages

An Evening with James Lee Stanley
The Apocaloptimist
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
6774 W. 66th Ave., Arvada, CO 80003 (United States) 
Map
303-421-5197                            

                           
 
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 7:30PM - Tickets $20 - All Ages
An Evening with James Lee Stanley / The Apocaloptimist @ American Piano
2007 Dallas St , Aurora, CO 80010 (United States) -
Map
(303) 761-6858
                           

 
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 2:00PM - Free To The Public - All Ages
An Afternoon with James Lee Stanley @ Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts: Summer Concert Series
119 Main St. , Westcliffe, CO (United States) -
Map
719-783-3004
                           

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 8:00PM - Tickets $22 - All Ages
An Evening with James Lee Stanley and Kim & Reggie Harris @ St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church
2097 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA (United States) -
Map
                           

 


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     If you're looking for some great and fun entertainment this weekend,
                 catch The Beatunes at either one of these venues!

                   We've seen them live, and LOVE them!  

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Also - Coming up....
The Beatunes
July 18th, 2015  12-3PM
Malibu Café at Calamigos Ranch
327 Latigo Canyon Rd.
Malibu, 90265

no cover 

 

The Beatunes at
The Fox & Hounds
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015  9:30PM-12:30AM
11100 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA  91604

no cover - age limit: over 21 

 

The Beatunes at
Mt. Baldy Lodge
Saturday, Aug. 29th, 2015  7-10PM
6777 Mt. Baldy Rd.
Mt. Baldy, CA 
(909)-982-1115

No Cover- Age 21+ 

                                                        Click on the Event Poster above, to link to videos of The Automatics.

This JUST in - Brian Ray & The Bayonets' new CD "Crash, Boom, Bang!" will be available tomorrow for Paul McCartney's last show, of this leg in Stockholm. Go to the main merchandise stand inside, on the concert floor. Random CDs have been signed by Brian! THIS IS ON-SITE AT THE CONCERT ONLY.  If you are not fortunate enough to be in Stockholm, you may order a copy of Brian's new CD, by clicking on the link below.

Preview His Music!

Order the "Crash, Boom, Bang!" CD and Other Merchandise!

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I forgot my camera the day that Brian was in-studio with us, but he graciously signed this photo.
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At the CD-Release Party for "This Way Up!"
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Sandy Jacobson at the CD-Release Party for "This Way Up"
At the CD-Release for "This Way UP"
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Sandy Jacobson, with another Past-Guest of our show, David Philp of The Automatics.
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Recent Releases
something for everyone!

AVAILABLE SOON! (If not already Pre-Ordered).
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Beep Beep by John Batdorf
Brian is a member of Paul McCartney's band
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Crash, Boom Bang! by Brian Ray & The Bayonets
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Soundtrax2Recovery by John Batdorf & Michael McLean
The Apocaliptimist by James Lee Stanley
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Click on image to order!


More NEW CD's
Coming Soon !
Check Back Frequently !
FIVE
of the tracks from
"The Last Noel"
were
JUST LICENSED
by
Disney!
Congratulations
to David Philp
& The Automatics!
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The Automatics - The Last Noel
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Amber Rubarth's NEW CD -
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John Batdorf - One Last Wish
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James Lee Stanley - BackStage at The Resurrection
All-Acoustic arrangments of songs by The Doors.
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James Lee Stanley / Cliff Eberhardt - All Wood & Doors
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Cliff Eberhardt - 500 Miles
Jerry is the founding member of WE FIVE
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Jerry Burgan - Songs and Stories
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Ainjel Emme - Everyone Is Beautiful
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Arlene Kole - One Day
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The Wimberley Bluegrass Band - Thoughts of Yesterday
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Brian Ray - This Way Up
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Johnny Crawford - Sweepin' The Clouds Away
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Stephanie Bettman / Luke Halpin - It All Comes Back To Love

New Music Videos !

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David Philp - The Dressing Gown Sessions

David Philp - My Suburban Bali Hai from "The Dressing Gown Sessions" CD

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John Batdorf - One Last Wish

John Batdorf - Revolution from his new CD "One Last Wish"

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Scott Sechman

Scott Sechman - I Can't Find My Dreams

A song about coming home to a jobless economy after serving their country and how the banks, who care for nothing but profits, treat our returning heroes by foreclosing. Dedicated to the homeless veterans from all wars and to the patriots of the Occupy Movement for bringing the war for veterans, home.

NEW PHOTOS !
from the "All Wood & Doors" Concert
at West Valley Music Center
Sunday, December 4th, 2011
Featuring James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt
Chad Watson on Bass, with surprise guest -
John Densmore from The Doors, sitting in!

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James Lee Stanley at The West Valley Music Center.
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James Lee Stanley at The West Valley Music Center
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Cliff Eberhardt at The West Valley Music Center
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Cliff Eberhardt at The West Valley Music Center.
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Chad Watson on Bass Guitar at The West Valley Music Center
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Cliff Eberhardt, Chad Watson, and friend John Wakefield at The West Valley Music Center
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Cliff Eberhardt and Sandy Jacobson at The West Valley Music Center
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John Densmore and Brooke Halpin (one of the cast of our film) at West Valley Music Center.
All-Acoustic arrangments of songs by The Doors.
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James Lee Stanley / Cliff Eberhardt - All Wood & Doors
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James Lee Stanley - BackStage at The Resurrection
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Cliff Eberhardt - 500 Miles
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Sandy Jacobson and John Densmore at The West Valley Music Center.

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West Valley Music Center

Thank You to West Valley Music Center for hosting a great concert !

 
New Photos !

John McEuen's most recent Southern California show
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John McEuen, Past-Guest, with Sandy Jacobson at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
Matt performed with John McEuen that night.
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Past-Guest, Matt Cartsonis with Sandy Jacobson at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
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At The Roxy for Brian Ray's CD-Release Concert / Party for
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Sandy Jacobson (our Producer) at Brian Ray's CD-Release Party/Concert for his CD
David is currently working on HIS next release !
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Sandy Jacobson ran into another past-guest, David Philps at Brian Ray's CD-Release / Concert Party.
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Brian Ray performing tracks from his latest CD "This Way Up!" at his CD-Release Concert/Party.
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Sandy Jacobson, on The Great Wall of China.
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Sandy Jacobson on The Great Wall of China.
"The Dreamcatchers" Wrap Party / Tour.
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Sandy Jacobson on the grounds of The Summer Palace in Beijing.
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Jam Session at The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
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Buskers in The Forbidden City, Beijing, China
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Folk Concert at The Summer Palace, Beijing, China

Happy 8-Year Anniversary,
BackStage:Los Angeles !
(Jan. 18, 2007 to Jan. 18th, 2015)

Click on the links below, for more information !

UPCOMING CONCERTS !

Some of our Historic Moments !

NAMM 2011 Photos & Info - click here !

 
 
We are in the process of
updating and improving this site !
Click on the links below to see our most recent changes:

Songlist For Website

Photo of The Quarrymen,
taken after our second interview
with them during their
"Happy Birthday, John" Tour
in late 2010.

The Quarrynen on their recent visit to L.A.
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The Quarrymen - Len Garry, Colin Hatton, with Sandy Jacobson (our producer), and Rod Davis.

The Quarrymen-
the band where John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison met...during their recent "Happy Birthday, John" Tour - their second Southern California visit.  We had the privilege of interviewing them, again, on this visit.  The complete story is featured in our next newsletter.

Review for The Quarrymen in concert, with the screening of "Nowhere Boy" at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on September 30, 2010.

BackStage:Los Angeles is not responsible for the decision by anyone to drink,
or any actions they may take while under the influence of alcohol.

New Interview with Bob Stane, owner of 
The Coffee Gallery Backstage,
a music venue featuring world-class
singer/songwriter performances.
To see the interview, click on the link below:

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Guest, Denny Tedesco (son of Tommy Tedesco-The Wrecking Crew) & Host, Sandy Jacobson in the studio.
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Denny Tedesco is the producer of the documentary
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Scott Gates, John McEuen, & Nathan McEuen at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
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Nathan McEuen (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Host), Elaine Gregston & Chuck Hailes (Guests) in the Studio.
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World Premier of Frank Zappa's
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Florence Hartigan (Guest) with Sandy Jacobson (Host) in the studio.
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Bob Stane, founder of The Ice House, and owner of The Coffee Gallery Backstage.

Links to our guests websites:

The Wrecking Film

John McEuen

Nathan McEuen

Florence Hartigan

The Coffee Gallery BackStage

Evan Marshall

Our Guest - Evan Marshall, Mandolinist
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Evan Marshall (Guest) with Sandy Jacobson (Producer) on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles

UPCOMING CONCERTS:

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David Philp, in the studio with Sandy Jacobson (Producer), and Michael Sunday (Host).
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James Lee Stanley's
Concert Schedule:
James has been out on the road with Cliff Eberhardt, touring their collaborative CD "All Wood & Doors." 
This CD features the additional talents of
John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Peter Tork, Timothy B. Schmit, John Batdorf, Laurence Juber, Scott Breadman,
Paul Barrere, Rick Ruskin, and Chad Watson playing on various tracks.
James also has a new solo CD
"BackStage at The Resurrection."


Saturday, December 3, 2011
All Wood and Doors w/ James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt @ Slater-Lunsford Pavillion
2804 Kenwood Ct, Lancaster, CA 93536 (United States)
(661) 478-9039  Set: 7:00 PM 

Sunday, December 4, 2011
an evening with james lee stanley & cliff eberhardt @ west valley music center
24424 Vanowen Street,  West Hills, CA 91307 
818 992 4142  Set: 7:00 PM  

Monday, December 5, 2011
All Wood and Doors w/ James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt @ SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  1221 State St., Ste. 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (United States) -
(805) 899-2176
  
Friday, December 9, 2011
All Wood and Doors w/ James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt @
Ghost Ranch Concerts at the Aquatic Center
100 Park Ave and Hwy 95, Lake Havasu City, AZ (United States) - Map
928 461 1443  Set: 7:30 PM    Doors: 6:30 PM
Tickets: $20 singles couples a better deal, tables a great deal. call.

Saturday, December 10, 2011
All Wood and Doors w/ James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt @ Studio Live
215 Coffee Pot Dr., Sedona, AZ (United States) -Set: 7:30 PM   

Sunday, December 11, 2011
All Wood and Doors w/ James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt @ Scott Halleck's Lair
contact Scott at
scotthallock@cox.net for directions, Phoenix (Fountain Hills), AZ 85268
973-204-8757

Read the review of James Lee Stanley's new CD "BackStage at The Resurrection" by by Frank Kocher, the San Diego Troubadour Music paper

 
NOW AVAILABLE ! 
The long-awaited CD...

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Click on the CD Cover to order !
are joined on this CD by the guest talents of:

More About James Lee Stanley

More About Cliff Eberhardt

James Lee Stanley's
Two most recent releases:
"All Wood & Doors"
and
"BackStage at The Resurrection"
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Click on the CD Cover to order !
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James Lee Stanley's NEW CD "Backstage at The Resurrection"
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Cliff Eberhardt
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Cliff Eberhardt's new CD "500 Miles."
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Cliff Eberhardt

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John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley in concert.

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John Batdorf (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer), James Lee Stanley (Guest Host).
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James Lee Stanley in concert.
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"The Eternal Contradiction" CD by James Lee Stanley
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To preview tracks, click on the image.

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Click on the image to preview the tracks.


BackStage:Los Angeles
would like to Congratulate
Amber Rubarth
on her GREAT NEWS !

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Amber Rubarth's NEW CD - "A Common Case of Disappearing"

A Message From Amber Rubarth:
CARNEGIE HALL with JASON MRAZ. 
Holy yes.

November 23.  Thanksgiving's Eve.  11-23-11. 
Forever engrained as one of the most magical days of my life.  Jason Mraz invited me to be his special guest at Carnegie Hall.  Sold out.  Tiers and tiers of beautiful people, dressed to the nines.  A beautiful reverence in the air.  

I have a lot of dreams in my life.  This was a big one come true.  Singing with Jason Mraz in a cardboard box would be spectacular, singing with him at Carnegie Hall was top of the tree.  Or more like floating in outer space.  Best Thanksgiving gift ever.  I am soaked in gratitude.

My favorite moment was singing our new movie love song "Rated Ours" together unplugged at the old timey microphone.  I am so grateful, still glowing.  Here's a VIDEO (thank you!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRLs-KawDZE


EAST COAST ALBUM RELEASE CONCERTS

Four album release concerts for my new album
"A Common Case of Disappearing" this next week!!!  With special guests! 
Come out and grab some albums for stocking stuffers!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEWS ! 
Sandy Jacobson, Creator & Producer of
BackStage:Los Angeles, is producing a film, that is a natural progression of her work on her television show !  Filming began on May 18th, 2011, and there will be opportunities for fans of  BackStage:Los Angeles to be our guests on-set to meet the stars, as the film progresses.  Info for joining us on set will be sent via our newsletter and Twitter !
(links for each are posted here.)
So far, we've had a great time on the set, and the production is going better than hoped for!  Photos to be posted soon!
We are now in the final editing phases of the film and trailer, with just a couple of scenes left to shoot!

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THE MONKEES
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME PETITION
 May 4th marked the anniversary of the printing of The Los Angeles Times article "Rock Hall Snub Irks Ex-Monkee" by Joseph Dionisio which prompted the writing of this petition.
As of December 3, 2010, we have collected a subtotal of 24,668 signatures
(24,531 online plus 137 on-site signatures at concerts) for a subtotal of  24,668 signatures, (us & the fans working together), and are leading with 15,129 signatures ahead of the largest and oldest "Oldies" station in Southern California (holding 9,539 signatures), for a combined total of 34,207 Signatures.  Thank You to everyone for their efforts.  To sign on the secure site, please click on the link below:
 http://www.petitiononline.com/Kretch07/petition.html
For more information, please go to this website's page dedicated to the petition and/or read all the stats on the petition link. 
THE STATS, AS OF AUGUST 24TH, 2009 HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME, WHILE WE CONTINUE TO COLLECT SIGNATURES TOWARD OUR GOAL OF 100,000 SIGNATURES !
Sandy Jacobson, Creator & Producer
BackStage:Los Angeles
Co-Author of The Monkees Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Petition

 
Sandy Jacobson, Creator & Producer of
BackStage:Los Angeles has had her life story printed in 
XL-Extraordinary Lives Magazine (October Issue)
an international publication for inspiring entrepreneurs, which is read by some of the most influential people in the world.
 
Sandy Jacobson was also a guest on the radio show
  "Women in Business" hosted by Dr. Gayle Carson,
 on,Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 at 4:00 P.M. P.S.T. 
"Women In Business" reaches 1.5 million listeners!

Click here to tune in to "Women In Business."

Sandy recently was a Speaker/Moderator on a Panel at the October FAR-West (Folk Alliance Region-West) Music Conference, that addressed musicians on alternative and creative ways to get their music heard.
 
She has also been asked to present to local Los Angeles college students on "Preparing Yourself to Become a Successful Musician" early next year.
 
Sandy Jacobson was asked to speak on a panel for the Television/Film Department at Loyola Marymount University on November 19th, 2010.  Other panelists included representatives from Warner Brothers,  and Dreamworks.

More information about Loyola Marymount University.
 
On November 10th at 9:45 PM EST, Sandy was also interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio show, "The Strange Dave Show."  http://www.strangedaveshow.com
 
THE STRANGE DAVE SHOW can be heard on the following radio stations...

Classic Rock for Snoqualmie & Mt. Vernon (1700 AM) www.easthillradio.com
Cleveland, Ohio (MRAM 1500) mram.50webs.com
Pottstown, Pennsylvania (91.9 FM)
Pottstown, Pennsylvania (1620 AM)
Clarion, PA (WCUC 91.7 FM)
Caifoxradio
Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1620 AM)
WLOU Radio Every Friday Night 7-8pm EST
Lafayette, Indiana (K107.5 FM) www.k107fm.com (Listen online)
Albany, Oregon (105.7 FM, 1680 AM, 1700 AM and 1020 AM Stereo)
Dumfries, Virginia (1640 AM)
Battleground, Alabama (93.1 FM)
Anderson, South Carolina (90.5 FM)
Madison, Wisconsin (96.9 FM)
Marlborough, Massachusetts (1640 AM)
Bel Air, Maryland (HERB FM)
Johnson City, Tennessee (105.3 FM)
k94rocks.com (Internet Only)
Modesto, California (1610 AM)
Free Radio London -
London, Kentucky (95.7 FM & 1630 AM) Listen Website
www.ukcityradio.co.uk
www.mysticageradio.com
www.freewebs.com/dredradio
www.crystalsoundradio.com
www.penninesoundradio.co.uk
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Sandy Jacobson, speaking at the FAR-West Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

HAPPY 3-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BACKSTAGE:LOSANGELES !
Order your "BackStage:Los Angeles" Merchandise at the site listed below:

Visit our online store for show merchandise!

Recent Event -
Sunday, April 11, 2010, the Los Angeles Screening of the International Premier of the film "DREAMCATHERS" -
The story of nine ordinary people living extraordinary lives !
A Rock Your Life film by Mike Handcock.
 
If you missed the screening, there's still time to book space for an adventure of a lifetime on the DREAMCATCHERS Cruise...
leaving Beijing on August 21st, 2010 !
8 Luxurious days with the cast and crew of DREAMCATCHERS on a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship that includes 2 full days of workshops, networking with the cast and crew, meeting new friends, and learning how you, too, can become a DREAMCATCHER.   We will be visiting The Great Wall, the city of Nagasaki, Japan,  and Buson, Korea.
 
Join us, and meet these people, and others like them, who have learned how to  live extraordinary lives:

When Mike Handcock was shooting this film, he asked permission to shoot some footage with our producer, Sandy Jacobson, and she agreed.  Being a film veteran, Sandy knew that a lot of what gets shot for a film, ends up on the editing room floor...and didn't give it another thought.  Over lunch, the day of the Los Angeles Premier, Mike Handcock surprised her with the news that she has a cameo in the film ! Thank You, Mike !

Mike Handcock

Dave Rogers

Don Tolman

Glen Levy

Maya Shahani

Ngahihi O Te Ra Bidois

Our Producer, Sandy Jacobson (who has a cameo in the film) will be participating in this once in a lifetime experience !

About The Producer

For booking information, click here !

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DREAMCATCHERS - the story of nine ordinary people living extraordinary lives !
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THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY MIKE HANDCOCK !
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Sandy Jacobson (in black) at the Los Angeles Screening of the Int'l Premier of "DREAMCATCHERS"

Click here to view the Official Trailer for DREAMCATCHERS - the film about nine ordinary people living extraordinary lives !

 WE FIVE
 

WE FIVE PROMO VIDEO

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WE FIVE at The Fret House
We Five
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Pictured: Michael Sunday (Host), Terri Rangno, Jerry Burgan, Debbie Burgan, Chris Burgan, & Producer

 

The We Five is best known for their song "You Were On My Mind" which exemplified "The San Francisco Sound."  Over the past decade they have toured with a full multi-media presentation of songs and images from the 1960's, performing their songs, in addition to some of their contemporaries in a show titled "Folk Rock Revival" with a CD of the same title.  It was a rainy, dismal day when We Five showed up to do their segment with us, but you would never know it by their professionalism.  They began warming up A Cappella, and everyone in the studio stopped to listen because it didn't sound like they were warming up...more like they were already performing. 

More recently, Jerry Burgan, one of the founding members of We Five has been touring a CD titled "Reflections, Songs and Stories" in addition to writing a book titled "Wounds to Bind" - a memoir of the folk-rock revolution.

We Five recently performed at the opening of the new line for the Los Angeles Metrolink in Duarte.  Like almost everyone who has ever appeared on our show, they have been supportive and given positive suggestions, for which we hold much gratitude.

Jerry Burgan, Debbie Burgan, and Tholow Chan will be doing a "Songs and Stories" show in the East San Gabriel Valley, here's your chance to come and make a night of it. Jerry & Debbie Burgan, and Tholow Chan will be returning to the Fret House in Covina on Saturday, April 16. If you've never been there, this is a very cool concert venue below a terrific guitar store right in the heart of town. The doors open at 7:30, so there's time for an early dinner at a number nearby restaurants and cafes. 

The phone number for information and reservations is 1-800-BET-FRET or 626-339-7020.

As a heads up, it is downstairs and there's no elevator, but it's got great sound and up close viewing, so I hope you can come. They'd love to see you there.

 

 

 
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