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Guest Artist Concert Appearances

Now playing "Don't Give Up On Dreams" by John Batdorf
from his "One Last Wish" CD.

John Batdorf

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John Batdorf - "One Last Wish"

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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 "This Way Up!"
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Sandy Jacobson (our Producer) at Brian Ray's CD-Release Party/Concert for his CD "This Way Up!"
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.
"The Dreamcatchers" Wrap Party / Tour.
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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 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

We would like to acknowledge alphabetically, some of the
Southern California venues that present world-class acoustic music
in an intimate setting:
click on their image to visit their website.
(If we have erroneously omitted anyone, please let us know !)
 

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Boulevard Music - Culver City
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Bodie House Concerts - Oak Park / Agoura / Thousand Oaks
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The Coffee Gallery Backstage - Alta Dena
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The Fret House - Covina
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The Hotel Cafe - Hollywood
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Kulak's Woodshed - North Hollywood
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McCabe's Guitar Shop - Santa Monica
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Russ & Julie's House Concerts - Oak Park / Agoura

Click Here to watch the Russ & Julie interview on BackStage:Los Angeles

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Zoey's Cafe - Ventura's Premier Dining & Concert Venue.

The photos below are from the 
2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim,
where we ran into many
old friends and past guests,
and met some new friends !

Two of our past guests...
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Keith England, with Ainjel Emme warming up.
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Keith England (our past guest), Sandy Jacobson, & Ainjel Emme (our past guest).
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Ainjel Emme performing at The Martin Guitar Booth.
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Laurence Juber performing at The Martin Guitar Booth.
Three of our past guests...Keith, Peter, & Ainjel
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Keith England, Peter Tork, Sandy Jacobson, & Ainjel Emme.
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Laurence Juber performing at The Martin Guitar Booth.
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Laurence Juber (our past guest), Sandy Jacobson, & Peter Tork (our past guest).
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Peter Tork listening to Ainjel Emme at The Martin Guitar Booth.
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Peter Tork, (one of our past guests) and Sandy Jacobson

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.

SIGN THE MONKEES ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME PETITION HERE !

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NEW BackStage:Los Angeles
DEMO REEL
with excerpts from selected segments that were hosted by our Creator & Producer, Sandy Jacobson!
This demo reel contains our watermark in it's entirety.

Click here to watch the demo reel.

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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 "The Wrecking Crew."
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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 "Joe's Garage" in Hollywood.
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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

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:


UPCOMING CONCERTS...

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Russ & Julie's House Concerts - Oak Park / Agoura

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John Batdorf - "One Last Wish"

Watch John Batdorf's NEW MUSIC VIDEO !

John Batdorf CD-Release Party -
"One Last Wish" and
The Koles
(This concert is Sponsored by Ron & Jean Sarfaty)


Saturday, December 3, 2011
Russ & Julie's House Concerts
8PM
Suggested Donation $20
Reservations Required

John Batdorf
John Batdorf has survived many careers in one lifetime. Starting with the 70's as a recording artist with Batdorf and Rodney, and then Silver. John made records and toured this country and Canada for most of the 70s. He headlined many shows, but as an opening act he got to play with a lot of great groups like America, Seals and Crofts, Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Bread, The Youngbloods, Hall and Oats, Cheech and Chong, England Dan and John Ford Coley, Pure Prairie League, Harry Chapin, John Prine, Dave Mason, Kris Kristofferson just to name a few! A great time was had by all.

John Batdorf spent the 80's as a staff songwriter writing songs for America, England Dan, The Curry sisters and Kim Carnes, and as studio singer singing on hundreds of jingles, movies, and TV shows. He sang on four main titles including, "Doctor, Doctor", "Tom and Jerry Kids", "Garfield and Friends" and "Promised Land". He sang background vocals on some really great recordings by Rod Stewart, Motley Crue, Dave Mason, Eric Anderson,The Jefferson Starship, Berlin, Donna Summer, Dwight Yoakum, Boy Meets Girl, Mickey Thomas, Stan Ridgeway, James Lee Stanley, David Lee Roth, The London Choir Boys to name a few.

John is releasing his third solo CD "One Last Wish" in which he covers new ground with some of the topics he covers, while returning to the magic, upbeat sound that Batdorf & Rodney fans have always loved.  In addition to his other solo CD's "Home Again" and "Old Man Dreamin' " John also collaborated with James Lee Stanley on the masterful "All Wood & Stones" CD, which were fresh, new acoustic arrangements of Rolling Stones songs, and added to the most recent "All Wood & Doors", with James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt, and contains fresh, new acoustic arrangements of songs by The Doors, and features such guest artists as John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Peter Tork, Timothy B. Schmit, Laurence Juber, Scott Breadman, Paul Barrere, Rick Ruskin, Chad Watson.


The Koles
Also on the line-up are The Koles - Arlene, Bill, and their daughter Skyeler.  The December 2009 issue of Music Connection Magazine named Arlene Kole in their HOT 100 List of the top live acts in the nation.  Bill Kole is an award winning engineer producer who was distributed by A&M Records in Canada.  Skyeler Kole attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.  She began singing studio sessions at age 11.

Make Reservations for Concert

More About John Batdorf

More About The Koles

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Arlene Kole's "One Day" CD

"I just had the privilege of previewing John Batdorf's newest CD that's in the works...and John just keeps getting better !  This is a finely produced CD, with many of the tracks containing the same soul as the early Batdorf & Rodney songs like "One Day"...while continuing to be fresh and new.  John explores some new topics, in his usual genuine, articulate, and well-crafted style. 
A "must-have" CD !"
-Sandy Jacobson, March 31, 2001-
Sandy Jacobson is the Creator & Producer of
BackStage:Los Angeles
"L.A.'s REAL Music Interview T.V. Show!"


John Batdorf's
New Release
"One Last Wish."
John also contributed his talents
to the recently released
James Lee Stanley / Cliff Eberhardt
"All Wood & Doors" CD,
which features the additional talents of
John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Peter Tork,
Timothy B. Schmit, Laurence Juber, Scott Breadman,
Paul Barrere, Rick Ruskin, and
Chad Watson on all-acoustic arrangements of
songs by The Doors.
 

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John Batdorf - One Last Wish

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James Lee Stanley / Cliff Eberhardt - "All Wood & Doors"
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John Batdorf in concert.
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John Batdorf (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer), & James Lee Stanley (Guest Host) in the studio.
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John Batdorf's most recent CD "Old Man Dreamin' "
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John Batdorf's first solo CD, with Mark Rodney playing on some of the tracks.
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JOHN BATDORF
All Acoustic arrangements of Rolling Stones songs.
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John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley "All Wood & Stones" CD
Click on the image to preview!
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"Still Burnin" - The CD that resulted from the 2007 Batdorf & Rodney Reunion Tour !

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Batdorf & Rodney's First Album -

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The second Batdorf & Rodney album.

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

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.

Jimbo Ross
Bodacious Blues
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
1:00-4:00 PM
Fisherman's Village, Marina Del Rey, CA
Outdoors in the Lighthouse Courtyard
FREE
Free 2-hour parking with any food/beverage purchase
Plenty of seating, sun and shade, food and drinks
Featuring
Jimbo Ross - 5 String Electric Viola & Vocals
Michael Sims - Guitar
Mo Beeks - Ivories
Steve Pandi - Bass & Vocals
Greg Alban - Drums

Their last concert of the year !
Come on down, and hear a great blues band !!!
CD's available for purchase.
www.bodaciousrecords.com  

World-renowned Blues, Jazz, Rock Violist, and Singer, Jimbo Ross has been mesmerizing audences in a timeless fashion with his creative artistry for three decades. In the eloquence of Jazz and Blues critic Leonard Feather, "...Jimbo is the only first-rate jazz violist extant!"

Jimbo Ross, performer/composer/arranger/producer, has become a highly acclaimed musician in the Hollywood Recording Industry and West Coast club scene. His virtuosity, versatility, and reputation have gained him the respect which puts him in demand to play on infinite recordings, television and feature film scores, live concerts, and world-wide music festivals.

His Progressive/Classic Blues CDs entitled "Jimbo Ross - Steady Rollin Man" and "Jimbo Ross - Driven By The Blues" are self-arranged and self-produced. This unique recording is deep-down in the Blues, with R&B and Soul overtones, to create a sound of it's own.

Jimbo sings with committed, soulful blues passion, and plays Electric Viola with blazing virtuosic fire never heard before, transporting his listeners with him into blues bliss.

As a session player Jimbo's credits include:
Aerosmith
Affrimation (core member)
Christina Aguilera
American Idol Band
Tori Amos
Paul Anka
Babyface
Burt Bacharach
The Band
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Bobby Blue Bland
Shirley Bassey
Tony Bennett
David Benoit
George Benson
Beyonce
Michael Bolton
Michael Buble
Bush
Cab Calloway
Miriah Carey
Ray Charles
Natalie Cole
Harry Connick Jr.
Ry Cooder
Coolio (The Grammy's)
Chick Corea
Sheryl Crow
Roger Daltry
Sammy Davis Jr.
Neil Diamond
Celine Dion
Dixie Chicks
Bob Dylan
Earth, Wind & Fire
Teddy Edwards
Don Ellis Orchestra
(Featured Soloist)
Ella Fitzgerald
Peter Frampton
Aretha Franklin
David Foster
Richard Greene
Greenstring Quartet (core member)
Josh Grobin
Dave Grusin
Shirley Horn
Whitney Houston
Michael Jackson
Etta James
JAMIRIQUAI
Dr. Jazz (core member)
Dr. John
Elton John
Alisha Keys
Dave Koz
Diana Krall
Patti LaBelle
Queen Latifah
Jeremy Lubbock
Carmen Lundy
Johnny Mandell
Chuck Mangione
Eric Marienthal
Johnny Mathis
Martina McBride
Jesse McCartney
Bill Medley
Metallica
Luis Miguel
Marcus Miller
Ricky Minor
Moody Blues
Maria Muldar
Randy Newman
The Ojays
Roy Orbison
Renee Olstead
Van Dyke Parks
Joel Pelletier
Steve Perry
Page & Plant Tour
Queenryche
Lou Rawls
Smokey Robinson
Kenny Rogers
Gavin Rossdale
Jimmy Scott
Diane Shuur
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra Duets
Rod Stewart Unplugged
Swing Street (core member)
Barbara Streisand
Donna Summer
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Peter Townsend
Sarah Vaughan
Rufus Wainwright
Jennifer Warnes
Brian Wilson
Stevie Wonder
Led Zeppelin

and
countless
others ...

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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!


12/6 CAMBRIDGE, MA
@ Club Passim. 8pm / All Ages. 
Special guests TALL HEIGHTS
Buy Tickets.


12/7 NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA
@ Burlap & Bean.  8pm / All Ages.
Special guest DAVE EGGAR.
Buy Tickets.


12/9 NEW YORK, NY
Rockwood Music Hall.  9:30pm / 21+ 
Buy Tickets.


12/11 LONDONDERRY, NH
Tupelo Music Hall.  7pm / All Ages.
Special guests DAVE EGGAR and JAY NASH
Buy Tickets.

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  • When
    Sunday, February 19, 2012
  • Time
    3:00pm until 12:00am
  • Description
    SAVE-THE-DATE -- FOLKTACULAR 2012:
    Sunday, February 19th, 2012 – 3pm till Midnight
    $20 in advance, $25 at the door
    (For advance tix, please send a check before Feb 10th - payable to Robert Morgan Fisher - to Robert Morgan Fisher, 22254 Flanco Rd., Woodland Hills, CA 9136
    4. Advance tix buyers will be listed on the Will Call List at The Door). Price includes admission, beverages and Tito’s Tacos while they last!
    POTLUCK Contributions Strongly Encouraged and Appreciated.

    So far the confirmed artists include: Darryl Purpose, Robert Morgan Fisher, Chad Watson & Pam Loe, Joyce Woodson, John M, Jonathan Menchin, Eric Schwartz, Paul Zollo, Dale LaDuke, Allan Wachs, Rod Melancon, and more to come.

    RSVP on this Evite (and please indicate that you will pre-pay as per the above instructions).
    Stay Tuned for more info - and Please Share This Evite with your Friends!

    Map to the Venue/Location:
    http://www.writersbootcamp.com/maps/directions.htm

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Zoey's Cafe - Ventura's Premier Dining & Concert Venue.

Hey Hey, It’s...The Monkees reformation

The Monkees are to reform for a series of gigs to celebrate their 45th Anniversary.

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/8337883/Hey-Hey-Its...The-Monkees-reformation.html 

The original TV boyband are back together for their first UK tour in 12 years. British-born Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork return to perform in front of their British fans.

The Monkees, responsible for some of the biggest hits of the 60s, will be touring the length of the country including a memorable show at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London.

The original TV boy band are the example to all those who have since found musical fame via television. The Monkees wrote the script for modern day pop music.

Selling 50 million records with hits such as Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville, I’m a Believer and (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone, The Monkees provided the soundtrack to teenage lives on both sides of the Atlantic from the ‘60s onwards. With the TV series being repeated throughout the 1980s, a whole new legion of fans were exposed to their crazy antics.

Controversially created for TV, they eventually broke their shackles and became a respected band in their own right, embedded in the revolutionary 1960s pop fraternity. The Beatles were one of The Monkees’ biggest supporters with John Lennon naming them “the Marx Brothers of Rock”. In fact in 1967, The Monkees outsold both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined.

Following the TV show, the band went on to tour the world, release hit albums and singles, make a cult psychedelic, surreal film (1968’s Head) and inspire generations of bands to follow their winning formula.

Without The Monkees, there would be no Backstreet Boys, no Take That, no Boyzone, no Busted and no JLS. Even the Sex Pistols made (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone part of their repertoire.

To clear up unfinished Monkee Business, don’t miss your chance to see the seminal TV show band ‘sing and play’ as The Monkees celebrate over four decades at the top, on tour in the UK this May.

The Monkees UK Tour dates:

May 12th Liverpool Echo Arena

May 24th Manchester Apollo

May 15th Newcastle City Hall

May 16th Glasgow Clyde Auditorium

May 19th London Royal Albert Hall

May 20th Sheffield City Hall

May 21st Birmingham NIA Academy

May 23rd Plymouth Pavillions

May 24th Cardiff CIAgoodma

May 25th Nottingham Royal Centre

 

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Left to Right: Chip Douglas, Bobby Hart, Peter Tork, & Davy Jones.
At the 40th Anniversary Screening of
The Monkees film "Head"
at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
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Chip Douglas, Bobby Hart, & Peter Tork at the 40th Anniversary Screening of The Monkees film "Head."
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This photo of Peter Tork performing at the 2010 NAMM Festival is courtesy of Shelli Andranigian.
After the concert at the 2010 NAMM Festival.
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Sandy Jacobson, Co-Author of The Monkees Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Petition, with Peter Tork.

For details and photos from the
Brian Ray CD-Release Party,
sign up for our monthly newsletter!

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Click Here to Attend !

Click on CD-Release Poster, to attend !

Award winning songwriter, singer and musician Brian Ray, best known as the ultimate sideman guitarist and bassist for Paul McCartney, takes a step out front in the spotlight and releases his second solo album "This Way Up".

Tracks on the album include the single "I Found You", written by Brian Ray and Oliver Leiber (son of Jerry Leiber of Leiber & Stoller). The song features a guitar marching band with approximately 40 guitars "having a guitar tantrum", along with a big marching drum beat. Notably the song also features some of Ray’s rock star pals: Scott Shriner (of Weezer), drums and bass by Pete Thomas and Davey Faragher (of Elvis Costello’s band) and Adam MacDougal (of The Black Crows) on wild Wurlitzer piano.

The second single "Happy Ending" is a modern rock, post sexual revolution, where the hell are we now? kind of song. "It’s about a guy trolling the internet, hooking up, finding ‘her’, then discovering that HE wants more than just a casual fling, while SHE smiles and slips out the door."

"This Way Up" was recorded and mixed by Joe Zook (Weezer, OneRepublic, Pink, Leona Lewis) and produced by Brian Ray.

Track Listing

1. Happy Ending

2. Saturday In The Sun

3. I Found You

4. Hello Lonely

5. Let's Fall Apart

6. This Way Up

7. Rearview

8. Camouflage

9. Very Happy Song

10. Hey Miranda

11. Under The Sun

Release Date: 9th August 2010

CD available from:

brianray.com (worldwide, with bonus material)

Amazon.com

cdBaby.com

Digital available from:

brianray.com (worldwide, with bonus material)

iTunes US

Amazon MP3 US

and other major digital retailers

Brian Ray's
NEW CD
"This Way Up!" is
NOW available...
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Brian Ray

Purchase "This Way Up!"

Listen to "I Found You"

   

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

For a review of this event, please visit the Concert Review page of this site listed above.
The Quarrymen
the band that Paul McCartney and John Lennon met in will be in Los Angeles
on September 30th, during their second U.S. tour!

THE QUARRYMEN
The "Happy Birthday John!" Tour
September/October 2010

The Quarrymen are touring America this Fall to celebrate the 70th birthday of their old childhood friend and former band-mate, John Lennon. Their "Happy Birthday John!" Tour will see them perform 16 shows in just 17 days! Not even the Beatles in their touring heyday performed with such intensity! The first 15 of their shows will feature the band in a unique double-bill with special sneak previews of the new John Lennon biopic "Nowhere Boy".

The final show of their tour will take place in New York City on Saturday October 9th - the exact 70th birthday of John Lennon. That will be a very special concert only (no film screening) with multiple guest stars to be announced soon. Check back regularly. Or send an email to be placed on the info list for this concert.

The tour dates are listed below. Click on the venue name for further information and tickets. If there is no link yet - it will be added as soon as the venue posts the information.

THE TOUR
Thursday September 30 Los Angeles, CA - Grauman's Egyptian Theatre

The Quarrymen during their first U.S. Tour !!!
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Colin Hanton, Sandy Jacobson, Rod Davis, & Len Garry.
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On location for our interview with The Quarrymen.
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Rod Davis, Len Garry, Sandy Jacobson, & Colin Hanton.

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Cliff Eberhardt

Cliff Eberhardt
Friday, February 25
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
8:00 P.M.  Tickets: $15
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - 1-626-794-2424
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, CA. 
 
 Red House recording artist Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. As a child Cliff taught himself to play guitar, piano, base and drums. In his teens Eberhardt was fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast), he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi John Hurt - receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music. At the same time, he was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, which explain his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists.   www.cliffeberhardt.net 

 A driving force of the Greenwich Village New Folk movement and well known among his peers, Cliff’s songs have been covered by the likes of Richie Havens, Buffy St. Marie, Erasure, Lucy Kaplansky and the folk superstar band "Cry, Cry, Cry" (Dar Williams, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky).  He has raving good quotes from
People Magazine, Seattle Post Intelligencer, The Boston Phoenix, The New York Post,
Berkshire Eagle, and many more.  He is a well respected musical force.
James Lee Stanley will be joining Cliff on a few songs, as they preview their new CD "All Wood and Doors" - a follow-up to "All Wood and Stones" and is an acoustic rendition of Doors songs, with two of the original Doors playing on the CD.
James has a new solo CD
"BackStage at The Resurrection" - and it's another gem !

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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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BELOW ARE SOME OF THE ARTISTS' LINKS IN
ALPHABETICAL ORDER.

Ainjel Emme

Ainjel Emme
at Genghis Cohen
Wednesday, April 20th, 8:00 PM
740 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles
323-653-0640
 
More About Ainjel:
Ainjel Emme (pronounced "angel em")
Known primarily as a recording artist and songwriter, Ainjel Emme is also an accomplished guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, drummer and producer.

Ainjel is a self-taught, DIY artist. She writes her own songs and covers the majority of instrumental / production duties on her solo recordings. Her debut album, Heartache Is Boring, was independently produced and released in October 2003 and received critical acclaim ["Shimmers with art and soul" - BUST Magazine (Spring 2004), "Hits the mark right out of the chute" - The Austin Chronicle, (October 2003)]. It made Top 10 CDs of the Year in 2003 at KUT 90.5 FM in Austin, TX and received regular airplay on KUT and KOOP 91.7 FM. Only 1000 copies of the album were ever manufactured. The CD went out of print in 2006, but is still available digitally through iTunes and other online retailers. Used copies of the disc have been known to fetch up to $100 on sites like eBay and Amazon.com.

Ainjel  independently studied audio production and graphic design, performed as a drummer / percussionist with art-rock outfit MASS Ensemble at Lollapalooza and Coachella in 2006, contributed guitar and vocals to the debut album for Maynard James Keenan's side-project, Puscifer in 2007, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard independent charts; guest appeared as the singing voice of Hello Kitty on the first-ever music CD for the Sanrio icon (Hello World, 2007), gigged as an accompanist and session vocalist, and toured internationally with all-girl AC/DC tribute Whole Lotta Rosies on rhythm guitar.

Her sophomore record, Everyone Is Beautiful, was released on January 11th, 2011.

Performance Video of Ainjel Emme

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Ainjel Emme performing at The Martin Guitar Booth at the 2011 NAMM Festival.
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Peter Tork listening to Ainjel Emme at The Martin Guitar Booth at the 2011 NAMM Festival in Anaheim.
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Keith England (our past guest), Sandy Jacobson, & Ainjel Emme (our past guest).
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Our guest, Ainjel Emme with our host, Michael Sunday.
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Ainjel Emme performing "Long As It's Sweet."
Our Guest - Ainjel Emme !
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Ainjel Emme (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer) & Michael Sunday (Host) in our studio.

Ainjel Emme's Discography:

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Ainjel Emme's NEW CD - "Everyone Is Beautiful"
Ainjel's first solo CD:
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Ainjel Emme - Heartache is Boring

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Ainjel Emme performing at The Martin Guitar Booth at the 2011 NAMM Festival.
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Peter Tork listening to Ainjel Emme at The Martin Guitar Booth at the 2011 NAMM Festival in Anaheim.
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Keith England (our past guest), Sandy Jacobson, & Ainjel Emme (our past guest).
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Our guest, Ainjel Emme with our host, Michael Sunday.
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Ainjel Emme performing "Long As It's Sweet."
Our Guest - Ainjel Emme !
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Ainjel Emme (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer) & Michael Sunday (Host) in our studio.

Ainjel Emme's Discography:

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Ainjel Emme's NEW CD - "Everyone Is Beautiful"
Ainjel's first solo CD:
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Ainjel Emme - Heartache is Boring

Bob Cheevers

Boulevard Music

Brian Ray

Caffe Bella

Camp Freddy

Chelsea Williams

Chip Douglas

Ellis Paul

Evan Marshall

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Cody Bryant & Riders of The Purple Sage.
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Evan Marshall, plays with Riders of The Purple Sage.
Our Guest - Evan Marshall, Mandolinist
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Evan Marshall (Guest) with Sandy Jacobson (Producer) on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles
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Evan Marshall - Mr. Solo Mandolin
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Evan Marshall - Billy Tell & Vanilla Schubert
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Evan Marshall - A Mandolin for Christmas

Fertitta & McClintock

Florence Hartigan

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Florence Hartigan is a past-guest of BackStage:Los Angeles
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Florence Hartigan in the BackStage:Los Angeles studio with Sandy Jacobson (Producer).

Genghis Cohen (VENUE)

Huck Finn Jubilee

James Lee Stanley

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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.
are joined on this CD by the guest talents of:
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James Lee Stanley's New CD - Backstage At The Resurrection
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"The Eternal Contradiction" CD by James Lee Stanley
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Jason Farnham

Jason Farnhan (keyboardist) at the First Star's Celebration Benefit @ The Wilshire Ebell, June 7th.

Jimbodacious Band (Jimbo Ross)

World-renowned Blues, Jazz, Rock Violist, and Singer, Jimbo Ross has been mesmerizing audences in a timeless fashion with his creative artistry for three decades. In the eloquence of Jazz and Blues critic Leonard Feather, "...Jimbo is the only first-rate jazz violist extant!"

Jimbo Ross, performer/composer/arranger/producer, has become a highly acclaimed musician in the Hollywood Recording Industry and West Coast club scene. His virtuosity, versatility, and reputation have gained him the respect which puts him in demand to play on infinite recordings, television and feature film scores, live concerts, and world-wide music festivals.

His Progressive/Classic Blues CDs entitled "Jimbo Ross - Steady Rollin Man" and "Jimbo Ross - Driven By The Blues" are self-arranged and self-produced. This unique recording is deep-down in the Blues, with R&B and Soul overtones, to create a sound of it's own.

Jimbo sings with committed, soulful blues passion, and plays Electric Viola with blazing virtuosic fire never heard before, transporting his listeners with him into blues bliss.

As a session player Jimbo's credits include:
Aerosmith
Affrimation (core member)
Christina Aguilera
American Idol Band
Tori Amos
Paul Anka
Babyface
Burt Bacharach
The Band
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Bobby Blue Bland
Shirley Bassey
Tony Bennett
David Benoit
George Benson
Beyonce
Michael Bolton
Michael Buble
Bush
Cab Calloway
Miriah Carey
Ray Charles
Natalie Cole
Harry Connick Jr.
Ry Cooder
Coolio (The Grammy's)
Chick Corea
Sheryl Crow
Roger Daltry
Sammy Davis Jr.
Neil Diamond
Celine Dion
Dixie Chicks
Bob Dylan
Earth, Wind & Fire
Teddy Edwards
Don Ellis Orchestra
(Featured Soloist)
Ella Fitzgerald
Peter Frampton
Aretha Franklin
David Foster
Richard Greene
Greenstring Quartet (core member)
Josh Grobin
Dave Grusin
Shirley Horn
Whitney Houston
Michael Jackson
Etta James
JAMIRIQUAI
Dr. Jazz (core member)
Dr. John
Elton John
Alisha Keys
Dave Koz
Diana Krall
Patti LaBelle
Queen Latifah
Jeremy Lubbock
Carmen Lundy
Johnny Mandell
Chuck Mangione
Eric Marienthal
Johnny Mathis
Martina McBride
Jesse McCartney
Bill Medley
Metallica
Luis Miguel
Marcus Miller
Ricky Minor
Moody Blues
Maria Muldar
Randy Newman
The Ojays
Roy Orbison
Renee Olstead
Van Dyke Parks
Joel Pelletier
Steve Perry
Page & Plant Tour
Queenryche
Lou Rawls
Smokey Robinson
Kenny Rogers
Gavin Rossdale
Jimmy Scott
Diane Shuur
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra Duets
Rod Stewart Unplugged
Swing Street (core member)
Barbara Streisand
Donna Summer
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Peter Townsend
Sarah Vaughan
Rufus Wainwright
Jennifer Warnes
Brian Wilson
Stevie Wonder
Led Zeppelin

and
countless
others ...

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John Batdorf

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John Batdorf in concert.
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John Batdorf (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer), & James Lee Stanley (Guest Host) in the studio.
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John Batdorf's most recent CD "Old Man Dreamin' "
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John Batdorf's first solo CD, with Mark Rodney playing on some of the tracks.
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JOHN BATDORF
All Acoustic arrangements of Rolling Stones songs.
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John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley "All Wood & Stones" CD
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"Still Burnin" - The CD that resulted from the 2007 Batdorf & Rodney Reunion Tour !

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Batdorf & Rodney's First Album -

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The second Batdorf & Rodney album.

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John Batdorf in concert.
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John Batdorf (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer), & James Lee Stanley (Guest Host) in the studio.
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James Lee Stanley in concert.
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John Batdorf's most recent CD "Old Man Dreamin' "
All Acoustic arrangements of Rolling Stones songs.
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John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley "All Wood & Stones" CD
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James Lee Stanley's New CD - Backstage At The Resurrection
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JOHN BATDORF
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John McEuen

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Scott Gates, John McEuen, & Nathan McEuen at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
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John McEuen (Guest) with Michael Sunday (Host) on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles.
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Scott Gates with John McEuen at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
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Michael Sunday (Host), Sandy Jacobson (Producer), with Matt Cartsonis (Guest) outside the studio.
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John McEuen

JOHN McEUEN at The Coffee Gallery Backstage
Tuesday, February 22nd at 8:00P.M.
$20
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - 1-626-794-2424
John, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, McEuen is often called America's instrumental poet... his stellar playing brings us  musical  photographs from his travels around the world..." (Country Weekly) as he brings to the Coffee Gallery his guitar, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle to create "An absolute aural feast" (Billboard Magazine) with his "...thouroghly wacky and enjoyable performance" (Washington Post). This time he will be all alone showing what the solo John McEuen is all about.  His NGDB started in  Pasadena, with their first hit on KRLA in 1967 kicking off a music career that has taken John to over 4,000 different venues. Although a SoCal native, it has been said this innovator in Country Rock and Folk (he instigated the famous Will the Circle Be Unbroken album) has also created  "...some of the most deft and impeccably tasteful music to come out of Nashville" (Chicago Tribune). www.johnmceuen.com will tell all, and if you go to this show, you will be telling many the next day "you should've been there!"  Plus...'with his buddy in music, Matt Cartsonis.. mandolin/guitar/ and incredible vocals.. check out Matts extensive career at mattcartsonis.com  Matt and John both need this night out to play their favorite music.
Joining John and Matt, also, is CRAIG EASTMAN, a true genius on the fiddle and its cousins. He's an innovator and melodist on one of the great instruments says Steve Martin.  Craig worked with Steve Martin on Steve's latest musical triumphs
and TV shows. Played with Ray Charles, Sheryl Crow, Rickie Lee Jones, John Jorgenson, Bill Bob Thornton and Dennie Quaid and that is only a partial list.  The guy is a champion and you can see him tomorrow night with 2 other champions.
John earned a Grammy in 2010 as Producer on Steve Martin's most recent CD "The Crow."

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John McEuen's most recent Southern California show
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John McEuen, Past-Guest, with Sandy Jacobson at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
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John McEuen (Guest) with Michael Sunday (Host) on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles.
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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Michael Sunday (Host), Sandy Jacobson (Producer), with Matt Cartsonis (Guest) outside the studio.
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at TYPHOON
Tuesday, April 26 at 8:00pm

3221 Donald Douglas Loop S
Santa Monica
(310) 390-6565
Dinner Reservations highly recommended.
 
"I first heard Johnny Crawford's orchestra at a Gala event at The Getty...and subsequently attended their regular performances at The Atlas Supper Club awhile back.  I continue to try to attend their events whenever possible, as Johnny IS a showman, and the orchestra is amazing.  The last time I saw them at Typhoon, listening to them, with the view of the planes taking off and landing, I felt like I'd found myself in the middle of "Casablanca."  A VERY enjoyable evening !"  -Sandy Jacobson-

More info on Johnny Crawford at Typhoon Restaurant

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In addition to playing "Mark", the son of "Luke" (Chuck Connors) on The Rifleman, which is currently airing at 6:00AM on Saturdays on AMC, Johnny was also one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club.
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Jonathon McEuen

About Jonathon McEuen:
The son of well-known rock star banjo picker, John McEuen, Jonathan McEuen was born to sing and play. Good genes and a star-studded extended musical family definitely work to his advantage – Crowds respond enthusiastically to Jonathan’s extraordinary voice and guitar playing whenever he performs. Jonathan has always known life on the road – first by playing guitar and singing with his family, as well as singing background and playing guitar for other world class artists including Dwight Yoakam, Dave Mason, and Robben Ford, to name a few. Co-fronting his own band with cousin Jamie Hanna (son of Jeff Hanna from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), he was signed to the major record label MCA Nashville, (a division of Universal Music Group). That experience confirmed he was ready to move forward and create music outside the confines of his influences or a specific genre. Jonathan has performed on Jay Leno, at the Grand Ol’ Opry, and at Red Rocks in Colorado. Though Jonathan’s tremendous skill on guitar is clear, playing music without limitations is his commitment. He enjoys crossing genre lines and breaking molds by fusing musical traditions in his own, inspired way. Armed with a quick wit and personal charm, Jonathan moves fluidly in and out of folk, rock and bluegrass/country influences, making delightfully eclectic music for everyone along for the ride.

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Jonathon McEuen in concert.
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Jonathon McEuen, Nathan McEuen, & John McEuen.
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Jonathon McEuen and Scott Gates in concert.

Keith England

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Michael Sunday (Host) with Keith England (Guest).

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Keith England at The House of Blues
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Keith England's first show with The Allman Brothers.

Kenny Schick

Kulak's Woodshed (VENUE)

LACMA Summer Latin Jazz Series

Laurence Juber

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Michael Sunday (Host), Sandy Jacobson (Producer), Laurence Juber (Guest Musician), & Javier Otero.
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Laurence Juber (Guest) on BackStage:Los Angeles

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Laurence Juber performing at The Martin Guitar Booth.
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Laurence Juber (our past guest), Sandy Jacobson, & Peter Tork (our past guest).
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Laurence Juber performing at The Martin Guitar Booth.

Lauri Burns

Matt Cartsonis

McCabe's Guitar Shop

Michael McLean

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Scott Gates, John McEuen, & Nathan McEuen at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
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Elaine Gregston (left), Nathan McEuen (center) with Scott Gates (right).
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Nathan McEuen & Scott Gates at The Huck Finn Festival.
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Michael Sunday (Host), Scott Gates & Mike Nadolson (Guests) on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles.
One the set of BackStage:Los Angeles.
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Nathan McEuen (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Guest-Host), Elaine Gregston, & Chuck Hailes (Guests).
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Elaine Gregston, Nathan McEuen, and Chuck Hailes (Guests) on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles.

Oak & Gorski

Oak & Gorski 
are getting ready to tour in Asia, for the month of October,
then returning to Southern California to release their new CD "Love Destroyer."  Visit their website, to learn how YOU can be part of this project
You can get a good feel for their tracks now at http://oakandgorski.bandcamp.com/
The summer of 2010 is upon us and Oak and Gorski are about to embark on their tenth national tour of colleges and venues.  Described by Billboard Magazine as “soulful” and “calming”, Oak and Gorski have sold over 30,000 albums independently.  Together they have had a song placed in the Dreamworks film “She’s the Man” along with many notable television performances and song placements.  In July, Oak and Gorski traveled to Nashville, TN to record their newest EP entitled “Love Destroyer”, which will be released in December 2010.
 
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Week 1 of our Kickstarter fundraising campaign is over and we are overwhelmed with your support!  We are 36% to our goal at $3,570.  If you haven't checked out the video and site yet please take a moment and click the widget below!  If you pre-order the album at Kickstarter it will be autographed and arrive at your door 2 weeks before the official street release date.  We have to keep this pace in order to achieve our goal in 3 weeks so please keep spreading the word!


"Love Destroyer" will be officially released on December 14, 2010! Here is the track listing for the EP:

1. If I Could Tell You
2. Mountains
3. New York
4. Love Destroyer
5. Burn the Bridge


Thank you so much for your continued support! Please keeping spreading the word!!!

Ken & Ed


Oak & Gorski
Cello Rock Records

UPCOMING SHOWS
10/12/10, Singapore TAB 8pm
10/13/10, Singapore TAB 8pm
10/14/10, Singapore TAB 8pm
10/15/10, Singapore TAB 8pm
10/16/10, Singapore TAB 8pm
10/17/10, Singapore TAB 8pm


Special thanks to all our Kickstarter supporters so far!!!

Angela, Victoria, Pk, Leigh, Emily, Louise, Amanda, Robert, Kye, Melissa, Linda, Tajita, Peter, Amanda, Rosalee, Shawna, Daniel, Coby, Chrysanthy, David, Melissa, Elaine, Kris, Ted, Eddie, Dennis, Kevin, Anita, Tyler, Amanda, Osvaldo, Jade, Laurel, Jose, Yuka, Ryan, Andria, Andy, Andy, Keats, Siming, Gregory, Chris, Roberta, Laren, Joanne, Jennifer, Stephen, Chrissy, Bob, Jimmy, Trina, Mina, Hatty, Tracy, Brenda, Jessica, Christina, Leslie, Sarah, Michael, Christy, Douglas, and Anne!

You guys are incredible and we appreciate your support so much!
To learn more about Oak & Gorski,
click on the images below!

Photo by Melissa Castro.
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Peter Tork

Pi

Riders of The Purple Sage

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Cody Bryant & Riders of The Purple Sage.
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Evan Marshall, plays with Riders of The Purple Sage.
Our Guest - Evan Marshall, Mandolinist
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Evan Marshall (Guest) with Sandy Jacobson (Producer) on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles

Robert Morgan Fisher

Russ & Julie's House Concerts

Click Here to watch the Russ & Julie interview on BackStage:Los Angeles

Guest - Russ & Julie's House Concerts
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Pictured - Julie, Russ, and Sandy Jacobson (producer & guest-host).
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Pictured - Julie, Russ, and Sandy Jacobson (producer & guest host).

Sawdust Arts Festival

Scott Gates

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Scott Gates, John McEuen, & Nathan McEuen at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
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Elaine Gregston (left), Nathan McEuen (center) with Scott Gates (right).
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Nathan McEuen & Scott Gates at The Huck Finn Festival.
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Michael Sunday (Host), Scott Gates & Mike Nadolson (Guests) on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles.
One the set of BackStage:Los Angeles.
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Nathan McEuen (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Guest-Host), Elaine Gregston, & Chuck Hailes (Guests).
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Elaine Gregston, Nathan McEuen, and Chuck Hailes (Guests) on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles.
 
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The Wimberly Bluegrass Band
 

Scott Sechman

Scott Sechman
The Renaissance is outdoor seating and during this "Summer That Never Was,"
it's prudent to bring a jacket or sweater. 
 
 
Sunday January 16, 2011
4 to 7 p.m.
The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA
(949) 646-8855
Featuring Sechman, Ott & Borden
www.sechman.com

A Brief History...
Scott Sechman has been a mainstay on the Orange County music scene for over 25 years, moving to California in 1979.  Scott began his musical career in Virginia in 1968, moving to Maryland in 1970 and landing in Tucson, Arizona in ’73. In Tucson, he put together a series of bands that performed original material culminating with Loose Boots, whose 1978 album featured songs written by Scott.
After relocating in Southern Cal, Scott continued to play in bands and became known for his expressive vocal style and solid guitar playing, eventually securing a temporary position as lead guitarist with ‘60s / ‘70s hit-makers The Grass Roots in 1997. Over the years Scott’s bands have opened for or backed up a plethora of nationally and internationally known artists including Tom Rush, Al Wilson, Bill Medley, The Coasters, The Marvelettes and others too numerous to mention.
Since 2000, Scott has shifted to an acoustic format that has allowed listeners to focus on his vocals (which have drawn comparisons to the likes of Joe Cocker, Bob Segar, Eric Clapton and Howlin’ Wolf).
When he’s not doing work as a solo artist, he teams up with some of The O.C.’s finest players in duo, trio and band formats including Guitar ace Danny Ott (Chris Gaffney’s Cold Hard Facts), Jamie Browning (Righteous Brothers, Orleans, Bill Medley), Don Preston (Leon Russell, Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen) and keyboard whiz Dave James (Boy Howdy).
Scott can currently be found at various venues in the O.C./L.A. area.

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Scott Sechman
Sechman, Ott, and Borden
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One of Orange County's finest acoustic trios.
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Scott Sechman at Muldoon's in Orange County.

Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin
Saturday, May 21st  - 7:30pm
Bettman& Halpin / Evan Marshall co-bill
Living Traditions Concert Series
Anaheim Downtown Community Center
250 E Center St,
Anaheim CA
714-765-4500
$11 members / $14 non-members

This Sunday,May 22nd -
Kids show @ 1:15pm
Adult show @ 3pm
Heritage Museum Music Festival  
FIRST EVER - COME OUT AND JOIN US
3101 W Harvard ST
Santa Ana, CA
http://heritagemuseumoc.org/heritage-music-festival/may-22-2011/

Stephanie Bettman has been described as a triple threat. An accomplished writer, her songs are infused with wit and wisdom. As a vocalist, she has drawn comparisons to such legendary singers as Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez and Alison Krauss. Meanwhile, her fiddling, which combines elements of bluegrass and jazz, is filled with influences from such masters as Stephane Grappelli, Byron Berline and Johnny Gimble.

Luke Halpin is a renowned multi-instrumentalist who draws inspiration from the likes of Sam Bush, Mark O’Connor and Tony Rice. A dynamic vocalist himself, Halpin has worked the stages with the likes of Merle Haggard, Lone Star and The Steve Miller Band.

As a duo, Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin create a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound that is far greater than the sum of it's parts.  Together they weave a spell that takes the audience from up tempo down home fiddlin', to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop such as "I Just Wanna Love You": a track off their most recent release (which has reached the #5 spot on Folk DJ Charts with a #3 Song). You will be singing along despite yourself. Their hooks and lyrics will stick with you long after the concert is over and leave you looking forward to the next time.

Touring together since Bettman released her acclaimed Get Close To Me (which hit the #8 spot on the Folk DJ Charts), the duo has been recognized invarious Regional and National competitions, including Grand Prize Winners in the
2008 So Cal Live Acoustic Music Competition and Winners of the 2007
Topanga Banjo / Fiddle Contest, as well as being named in Music Connection’s Top 25 New Music Critiques of 2008.

Promo Video clip of
Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin.

Click Here to View !

Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin
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It All Comes Back To Love CD
 
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TONIGHT AT THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE !

Stephanie Bettman &
Luke Halpin
at the following venues:

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bettman & Halpin in concert @ Musica Del Rio
Atascadero, CA 10 miles South of Pa (United States) - Map
Set: 8:00 PM
All Ages
Tickets: $15
 
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Bettman & Halpin in concert @ Netzley House Concert
Escondido, CA 92025 (United States) -
Map
760 746-8225
Set: 3:00 PM
All Ages
 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin @ Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N Lake Dr, Altadena, CA 91001 (United States) - Map
(626) 794 2424
Set: 8:00 PM
Doors: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Tickets: $18
 
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Heritage Museum Music Festival @ Bettman & Halpin
3101 West Harvard St, Santa Ana, CA 92704 (United States) - Map
Set: 1:15 PM
All Ages
 
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Heritage Museum Music Festival @ Bettman & Halpin
3101 West Harvard St, Santa Ana, CA (United States) - Map
Set: 3:00 PM
All Ages
 

Stephanie Bettman has been described as a triple threat. An accomplished writer, her songs are infused with wit and wisdom. As a vocalist, she has drawn comparisons to such legendary singers as Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez and Alison Krauss. Meanwhile, her fiddling, which combines elements of bluegrass and jazz, is filled with influences from such masters as Stephane Grappelli, Byron Berline and Johnny Gimble.

Luke Halpin is a renowned multi-instrumentalist who draws inspiration from the likes of Sam Bush, Mark O’Connor and Tony Rice. A dynamic vocalist himself, Halpin has worked the stages with the likes of Merle Haggard, Lone Star and The Steve Miller Band.

As a duo, Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin create a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound that is far greater than the sum of it's parts.  Together they weave a spell that takes the audience from up tempo down home fiddlin', to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop such as "I Just Wanna Love You": a track off their most recent release (which has reached the #5 spot on Folk DJ Charts with a #3 Song). You will be singing along despite yourself. Their hooks and lyrics will stick with you long after the concert is over and leave you looking forward to the next time.

Touring together since Bettman released her acclaimed Get Close To Me (which hit the #8 spot on the Folk DJ Charts), the duo has been recognized invarious Regional and National competitions, including Grand Prize Winners in the
2008 So Cal Live Acoustic Music Competition and Winners of the 2007
Topanga Banjo / Fiddle Contest, as well as being named in Music Connection’s Top 25 New Music Critiques of 2008.

Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin
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It All Comes Back To Love CD

Promo Video clip of
Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin.

Click Here to View !

Stephanie Bettman
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Get Close To Me CD

Tangier Restaurant

Ted & Pablo

The Coach House

The Coffee Gallery Backstage

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The House of Blues

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The Johnny Hawthorn Band
Monday, May 9th - 8:30 PM
Tickets: $7.53 ($5 + $2.53 Service Charge)
at St. Rock
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA
 
Before Michael Sunday hosted many of the segments of our show, he was an accomplished Bass Guitarist.  He will be performing with The Johnny Hawthorn Band this Monday night!  Come on down and say "Hi!"

Buy tickets here !

Watch video of The Johnny Hawthorn Band performing "Shadow Man."

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Michael Sunday, who has hosted most of our segments !
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The Johnny Hawthorn Band, with Michael Sunday.
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Johnny Hawthorn

The Roxy (VENUE)

The Quarrymen

The Quarrymen during their first U.S. Tour !!!
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Colin Hanton, Sandy Jacobson, Rod Davis, & Len Garry.
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On location for our interview with The Quarrymen.
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Rod Davis, Len Garry, Sandy Jacobson, & Colin Hanton.

The Wimberley Bluegrass Band

The Wimberley Bluegrass Band is a talented group of siblings, ranging in age from 12-17, whose passion is old-fashioned bluegrass music.  Danielle, James, Mark, and Michael were not content to just listen to the music, but taught themselves to play the acoustic instruments that make up their band.  Their mutual goal is to keep alive the bluegrass music like that of Bill Monroe, Ricky Skaggs, and Flatt & Scruggs.  They have played at various festivals throughout California, and moste recently performed at The Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO, and at the Winter NAMM 2011.

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The Wimberly Bluegrass Band

We Five

WE FIVE
Up Close and Acoustic
Saturday, March 26, 2010
The Fret House
309 N Citrus Ave, Covina, California 91723
Time: 8:00 P.M.

Best known for their million selling hit
"YOU WERE ON MY MIND,"
WE FIVE brings their special mix of powerful, folk-flavored vocals, and an array of 6 and 12-string guitars, banjo, mandolin and other surprises to the Fret House on Saturday, March 26th.

WE FIVE, first of the seminal 60’s bands to record hits in San Francisco, was Grammy-nominated for Best Performance By A Vocal Group in 1965. The group has appeared on top TV shows like Shindig, Hullabaloo and the PBS My Music Series, and played in classic concert venues like the Greek Theater and the Hollywood Bowl. Led by founding member, Jerry Burgan, and lead singer, Debbie Burgan, We Five’s excellent musicianship has been amazing audiences for over 4 decades. The show features material from their 6 albums and includes all of their best known songs like You Were On My Mind, Cast Your Fate To The Wind, and the original hit recording of (Let’s) Get Together.

We Five’s performance covers a full spectrum of sounds from whisper quiet folk songs, to power ballads and folk rock standards. Laced with tales of the road and a tip of the hat to some of their contemporaries, it is always a fresh and totally entertaining experience—and the Fret House is a perfect place to see and hear them up close and personal in an intimate environment. 
The Covina showroom will be full, so get your tickets early.
The Fret House

Their amazing keyboard player, Jimmy Dunn, has moved back to Southern California making it possible for him to join them at smaller local venues so they’ll be doing an Up Close & Acoustic show with just the 5-piece band in the intimate showroom at:

The Fret House
Saturday March 26, 2011
309 N Citrus Ave
Covina, CA 91723
(800) 238-3738 (Bet-Fret)
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For those who want the full
We Five Folk Rock Revival experience in a
concert hall with a video pre-show and multi-media backdrops, Tom Murray will be joining them on drums in
Ramona at the Charles Nunn Performing Arts Center

Saturday April 9, 2011
For Ticket Information Contact:
Ramona Concert Association
PO Box 1273
Ramona CA 92065
(760) 789-7474

Click HERE to Preview WE FIVE in concert !

Click Here to visit the WE FIVE page on this site.

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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

The Wrecking Crew

ADDITIONAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCREENING DATES !

UPCOMING
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCREENINGS OF THE MUSIC DOCUMENTARY BY
DENNY TEDESCO -
"The Wrecking Crew"
This documentary covers the music history of the session players, who were Phil Specotr's famous "Wall of Sound."  It's a must-see for any music student, or anyone who loves the music of the 50's, 60's, and 70's.  DON'T MISS IT !

Click here to view part of our interview with Denny Tedesco.

April 2, 2011 7:30PM
K'hilat Ha Aloneem, Jewish Community Center
530 West El Roblar
Meiners Oaks, CA 93023
805.646-4464

Suggested Donation: $15



Tickets available at the door

April 3, 2011 12 Noon
Art Theatre Long Beach
2025 E. 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90814
Movieline: 562/438-5435



Suggested Donation: $10


Click Here to Buy Tickets

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Denny Tedesco is the producer of the documentary "The Wrecking Crew."
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Denny Tedesco, producer of The Wrecking Crew, during a Q & A after one of the screenings.
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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 "The Wrecking Crew."
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Denny Tedesco, producer of The Wrecking Crew, during a Q & A after one of the screenings.
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Guest, Denny Tedesco (son of Tommy Tedesco-The Wrecking Crew) & Host, Sandy Jacobson in the studio.

Fundraising Screening of
The Wrecking Crew
"If you haven't yet seen this film, it is well worth the drive and the price of admission!  Highly recommended for anyone who loves the music of the 1950's-1970's, and/or for any aspiring musician.  This film IS music history.  Every professional musician who has seen it, has loved it." -Sandy Jacobson-
 
Once again a second screening had to be added to accomodate the demand of people wanting to see this film!
Time
September 19 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Location Thousand Oaks Library
1401 E Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA

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We have been invited to share the film with the guests of the library and Wrecking Crew friends with a suggested donation of $20 per person. Seats are limited so please let us know if you plan on attending or if you are releasing your seats in order for others to attend.

There will be a Q&A session with Producer Denny Tedesco and Pianist Don Randi following the film.

Please email us at wreckingcrew.library@yahoo.com to let us...
know your name and the number of seats needed.

This film is not released.

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Denny Tedesco is the producer of the documentary "The Wrecking Crew."
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Denny Tedesco, producer of The Wrecking Crew, during a Q & A after one of the screenings.
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Guest, Denny Tedesco (son of Tommy Tedesco-The Wrecking Crew) & Host, Sandy Jacobson in the studio.

Zoey's Cafe

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Zoey's Cafe - Ventura's Premier Dining & Concert Venue.

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Delaney Gibson

DELANEY GIBSON LIVE AT ZOEY'S CAFE

 
Time
Friday, June 17 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Location
Zoey's Cafe
185 East Santa Clara Street

Created By

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Hey Ventura!

Delaney Gibson is back... (for a week or so) 

She is playing a show with her amazing band at Zoey's Cafe. She misses you guys something awful and would love to see all your smiling faces in the audience. She'll be performing new songs that she's written since she's been in NYC, too.

Hope to see you there!!

xo,
Delaney

For tickets:
http://bigcitybuzz.com/p_evn.php?e=20880&ptnid=2

AE (Ainjel Emme) Live
@ Genghis Cohen
June 22nd, 9-10 PM
740 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles
(Just North of Melrose) on the East Side of the street)
(323) 653-0640

Time
Wednesday, June 22 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Location
Genghis Cohen
741 N. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Created By

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All ages welcome. $8 cover.

More About Ainjel:
Ainjel Emme (pronounced "angel em")
Known primarily as a recording artist and songwriter, Ainjel Emme is also an accomplished guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, drummer and producer.

Ainjel is a self-taught, DIY artist. She writes her own songs and covers the majority of instrumental / production duties on her solo recordings. Her debut album, Heartache Is Boring, was independently produced and released in October 2003 and received critical acclaim ["Shimmers with art and soul" - BUST Magazine (Spring 2004), "Hits the mark right out of the chute" - The Austin Chronicle, (October 2003)].

It made Top 10 CDs of the Year in 2003 at KUT 90.5 FM in Austin, TX and received regular airplay on KUT and KOOP 91.7 FM. Only 1000 copies of the album were ever manufactured. The CD went out of print in 2006, but is still available digitally through iTunes and other online retailers. Used copies of the disc have been known to fetch up to $100 on sites like eBay and Amazon.com.

Ainjel  independently studied audio production and graphic design, performed as a drummer / percussionist with art-rock outfit MASS Ensemble at Lollapalooza and Coachella in 2006, contributed guitar and vocals to the debut album for Maynard James Keenan's side-project, Puscifer in 2007, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard independent charts; guest appeared as the singing voice of Hello Kitty on the first-ever music CD for the Sanrio icon (Hello World, 2007), gigged as an accompanist and session vocalist, and toured internationally with all-girl AC/DC tribute Whole Lotta Rosies on rhythm guitar.

Her sophomore record, Everyone Is Beautiful, was released on January 11th, 2011.

Performance Video of Ainjel Emme

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Ainjel Emme performing at The Martin Guitar Booth at the 2011 NAMM Festival.
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Peter Tork listening to Ainjel Emme at The Martin Guitar Booth at the 2011 NAMM Festival in Anaheim.
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Keith England (our past guest), Sandy Jacobson, & Ainjel Emme (our past guest).
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Our guest, Ainjel Emme with our host, Michael Sunday.
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Ainjel Emme performing "Long As It's Sweet."
Our Guest - Ainjel Emme !
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Ainjel Emme (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer) & Michael Sunday (Host) in our studio.

Ainjel Emme's Discography:

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Ainjel Emme's NEW CD - "Everyone Is Beautiful"
Ainjel's first solo CD:
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Ainjel Emme - Heartache is Boring

JIM CURRY'S
TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER
with special guest, the impossibly wonderful
JIM CONNOR on 5 string banjo & wit.
June 23rd, 2011 - 8 PM
$18
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, Ca. 91001
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 
(626) 798-6236.. between 10 A. M. and 10 P.M.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW RESERVATION NUMBER!

Go to: http://www.jimcurrymusic.com/
Jim and Anne Curry
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. You'll be invited to sing along, share in the memories, learn new songs and howl at the moon (literally!)

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.

Jim will appear with his wife, Anne who plays mandolin and guitar, sings harmony and generally keeps Jim in line! 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, and John Denver's message is worth repeating:
"Be kind to the Earth and to each other. "

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The Coffee Gallery Backstage - Alta Dena

View the Promo Clip on Jim Curry !

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Jim Curry performing the music of John Denver.
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Jim Curry performing the music of John Denver.
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Jim Curry performing the music of John Denver.

We Five

Up Close and Acoustic

The Fret House

May 15, 2010
309 N Citrus Ave
, Covina, California 91723

Time: 8:00 P.M.

Best known for their million selling hit "YOU WERE ON MY MIND," WE FIVE brings their special mix of powerful, folk-flavored vocals, and an array of 6 and 12-string guitars, banjo, mandolin and other surprises to the Fret House on Saturday, May 15th.

WE FIVE, first of the seminal 60’s bands to record hits in San Francisco, was Grammy-nominated for Best Performance By A Vocal Group in 1965. The group has appeared on top TV shows like Shindig, Hullabaloo and the PBS My Music Series, and played in classic concert venues like the Greek Theater and the Hollywood Bowl. Led by founding member, Jerry Burgan, and lead singer, Debbie Burgan, We Five’s excellent musicianship has been amazing audiences for over 4 decades. The show features material from their 6 albums and includes all of their best known songs like You Were On My Mind, Cast Your Fate To The Wind, and the original hit recording of (Let’s) Get Together.

We Five’s performance covers a full spectrum of sounds from whisper quiet folk songs, to power ballads and folk rock standards. Laced with tales of the road and a tip of the hat to some of their contemporaries, it is always a fresh and totally entertaining experience—and the Fret House is a perfect place to see and hear them up close and personal

in an intimate environment. 
The Covina showroom will be full, so get your tickets early.
The Fret House

To see the complete
 WE FIVE Folk-Rock Revival Show...
stay tuned for 
upcoming dates!

Visit the Official WE FIVE Website !

Visit the WE FIVE page of this website.

Click here to book We Five !

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We Five performing their hit "You Were On My Mind" at their January 23, 2010 concert.

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We Five performing their hit "You Were On My Mind" at the Jan. 23rd concert.
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We Five performing their hit "You Were On My Mind" at the Jan. 23rd concert.
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We Five Folk-Rock Revival
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We Five with Michael Sunday (Host) & Sandy Jacobson (Producer) when they were our in-studio guests !

Click here to book We Five !


 
We Five on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles !
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Pictured left to right are: Michael Sunday (Host), Members of We Five - Terry Rangno, Jerry Burgan, Debbie Burgan, & Chris Burgan,
and Sandy Jacobson (Producer of BackStage:Los Angeles).
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Michael Sunday, Sandy Jacobson, Laurence Juber, and Javier, on the set of BackStage:Los Angeles.

PLEASE click on the link below,
for a beautiful Holiday story and music from Laurence Juber, and his wife Hope.  You will be glad you took the time to do so!

Arlo Guthrie
"Journey On" Tour
 
 
Time
Sunday, April 10, 2011 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location University of Redlands - Memorial Chapel
1200 E Colton Ave
Redlands, CA

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ARLO GUTHRIE - "JOURNEY ON" TOUR in Redlands, featuring Special Guests:
Abe Guthrie and the Burns Sisters

VIP TICKET PRE-SALE ON NOW!
VIP Tickets include Premium Seating, and Private Artists Reception with Arlo Guthrie.

...
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2ylfxmb64dda36c&llr=8l7gzvcab

This concert is part of the "Weekend of Guthrie in Redlands" which takes place April 8 - 10, 2011.

The University of Redlands in cooperation with The San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands Community Music Association, the A.K. Smiley Library, and Bodie House Music will play host to Arlo Guthriein the historic, 1300 seat Memorial Chapel on April, 10th, 2011. One of America’s musical treasures, Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other. He is the eldest son of America's beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie. Over the last four decades Arlo has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia winning a wide, popular following. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano, six and twelve string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Arlo is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances.

More details on a "WEEKEND OF GUTHRIE IN REDLANDS"
APRIL 8 - 10, 2011
The weekend starts off Friday evening with a presentation on the life and songs of Woody Guthrie. This muliti-media lecture is hosted by the San Bernandino County Museum and emphasizes the time Woody spent living and recording his radio show in So California. (Free Admission)

We return to the San Bernadino County Museum on Saturday for a special Children's concert. Entertaining, educational and Inspiring, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion bring three generations of music to the next generation of Redlands with her "GO Waggaloo!" concert - a delightful, interactive music experience for children, and most importantly with children. (This concert is free with museum admission)

The weekend's main event is the concert with Arlo Guthrie. An accomplished folk artist and veteran performer, Arlo is known for his humerous and insightful storytelling through song, including the epic 1967, Alice's Restaurant. He was one of the key performers at the historic Woodstock in 1969 and was featured in the Oscar winning film of the same name. (See ticketing details above)

Russ & Julie's House Concerts
is very proud to present An All Star Benefit Concert For
 "The Wrecking Crew" Film
Saturday, August 14 at 8:00pm

CONCERT - COFFEE & DESSERT BUFFET
Oak Park, California - $20 minimum donation per person
(In the Agoura Hills/Westlake Village area)
If you missed this event, you missed a GREAT night of entertainment and community!  There will be future events,
but in the meantime, PLEASE check out these wonderfully talented artists who gave their time for this amazing evening!

On Saturday, August 14th, Russ & Julie's House Concerts presents an "ALL-STAR" Benefit Concert in support of The Wrecking Crew Film. The Wrecking Crew was a loose knit group of world-class studio musicians who played on some of the most popular music from the late 50s to the early 70s. Songs by 5th Dimension, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, The Association, The Beach Boys, The Bryds, The Carpenters, Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, Cher, Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Mamas & The Papas, The Monkees, Ricky Nelson, The Righteous Brothers, Johnny Rivers, Frank & Nancy Sinatra, and many many others. The Wrecking Crew were Phil Spector's Wall of Sound.

A documentary about The Wrecking Crew has been produced by Denny Tedesco (son of Tommy Tedesco of The Wrecking Crew). We believe this documentary is one of the best music related films we have seen. It documents this important and vital part of our musical history and should be seen by as many people as possible. We want to help see that it gets a DVD release.

You can see the film trailer at:
http://www.wreckingcrewfilm.com/trailer.html

Performing at this benefit is the "2010 Russ & Julie's House Concerts All-Star Band":

STEVE POSTELL (guitar) - Steve is one of the finest guitarists around. He's currently Jennifer Warnes' musical director. He's performed with Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, John Oates, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Paul Barerre, Dave Koz, Pure Prairie League and many others. He has also performed live on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show with Katie Couric, The Regis and Kelly and The Regis and Kathie Lee shows.
http://www.stevepostell.com/

STEVIE GURR (guitar) - Another highly respected studio guitarist who has performed with Dr. John, Elvin Bishop, Otis Clay, and Don Henley among others. Stevie is currently part of the duo "emith".
http://steviegurr.com/
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FREEB0 (bass) - FREEBO is an award-winning singer/songwriter (2008 Posi Award... "Best Song", '07 L.A. Music Awards "Best Folk Artist", Winner '07 South Florida Songwriting Contest, finalist '09 The Great American Songwriting Contest, Finalist in 5 different categories of JPF Awards), but he's best known as a Folk-Rock-Blues Icon. For 30 years, Freebo played bass & tuba on recordings and toured with some of the great artists of our time-- Bonnie Raitt (10 years), John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, CSN, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Michelle Shocked, Neil Young, Loudon Wainwright III, Dr. John, and many others. He has also appeared on Saturday Night Live, Midnight Special, Muppets Tonight, and in concert with the legendary Spinal
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http://www.freebomusic.com/

DALE LaDUKE (accordion/piano) - Award winning singer/songwriter and former member of Five Wheel Drive. Originally from the Detroit area, he has for many years made his living writing, teaching and playing music in Los Angeles. Dale regularly adds his accordion parts to many local artists here in the L.A. area.
http://www.daleladuke.com/

RICHARD MARTINEZ (percussion) - Richard is a local musician whose stage credits include The All Night Strut, Cabaret Verboten, Five Guys Named Mo and Ain't Misbehavin'. His television credits include The Dolly Parton Show, Baywatch Nights and Sienfield. He has performed with Sam Harris, Jason Alexander, Bebe Neuwirth and many others. He has also recorded with Julian Lennon, Dan Hill, John Jones, Rick Nowels and others.

The concert will also feature special GUEST PERFORMANCES by:

MARI WILSON: Mari is an British singer based in London. She is best known for her sometimes quirky, early 1960s-influenced pop music songs and her (former) trademark beehive hairdo. Recording on the Compact label she scored six UK hit singles in the early 1980s, including her biggest hit, "Just What I Always Wanted" (UK #8) in 1982. The following year she scored a top 30 hit with a cover of "Cry Me a River" and released her debut album Showpeople, also a top 30 hit. Wilson's fourth studio album Emotional Glamour was released on her Beehive label in October 2008. She has also performed in musicals, and has been a feature on a BBC TV series about celebrities and their health.
http://www.mariwilson.co.uk/

JOHN BATDORF: Best known as one-half of the '70s band Batdorf & Rodney, which was signed at different times by Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records, by David Geffen to Asylum Records and by Clive Davis to Arista Records. They headlined many shows, and were an opening act for America, Seals & Crofts, Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Bread, The Youngbloods, Hall & Oates, Harry Chapin and many others. In the '80s, John was a staff songwriter, writing songs for America, England Dan, The Curry Sisters and Kim Carnes, and as studio singer singing on hundreds of jingles, movies, and TV shows. He also sang background vocals on recordings by Rod Stewart, Motley Crue, Dave Mason, The Jefferson Starship, Berlin, Donna Summer, and David Lee Roth to name just a few. http://www.johnbatdorfmusic.com/

AMY RAASCH: Winner of the 3rd Annual GINA/LAWIM Singer/Songwriter Contest. Named one of Music Connection’s "HOT 100 Unsigned Artists" for the third year running. Don Was says about Amy: "She's got her own inner groove; nothing tentative about it. A force to be reckoned with." http://www.amyraasch.com/

The minimum suggested donation for the evening is a $20 per person, payable in cash at the door -- OR with a tax deductible check payable to "International Documentary Association" (write "Wrecking Crew Documentary" in the memo line). All of the money raised this night will go towards expenses (such as licensing fees) to get The Wrecking Crew film released on DVD.

If you can't make the event and still would like to contribute, send your check payable to "International Documentary Association" to:
Russ & Julie Paris
638 Lindero Canyon Rd, #142
Oak Park, CA 91377

All of the evening's artists are donating their time. We will also have our usual "potluck" style coffee and dessert buffet. The show is called for 8:00 P.M. Doors open at 7:30 P.M.
RSVP today to Russ & Julie at houseconcerts@jrp-graphics.com -- We look forward to seeing you then!

For the love of the music,

Russ & Julie
Russ & Julie's House Concerts
Website:
http://www.houseconcerts.us/
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/yjug3bn
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/russjuliehousecncrts
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/russjuliehouseconcerts

Keith England's
Scorpio Birthday Party
 
Time
Friday, November 5 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Location The Viper Room
8852 W Sunset Blvd

Created By

More Info The Party is ON... it's  Keith England's birthday weekend...if you are a Scorpio, love a Scorpio or just wanna hang out with a bunch of Scorpios, bring it!
Keith England (Vocals/Guitar) Paul Ill (Bass) Randy Ray Mitchell (Guitars) Nate Morton (Drums) and Very Special Guests

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Michael Sunday (Host) with Keith England (Guest).

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Keith England at The House of Blues
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Keith England's first show with The Allman Brothers.

A special note from
Nathan McEuen:

NEW WEBSITE! 
Check out the new and improved nathanmceuen.com 
where you can become a Facebook fan, follow me on Twitter, check in on my Tour Dates for 2011, read a new bio, watch new videos, and even buy CD’s

I am offering a special Christmas Package exclusively through nathanmceuen.com:
Buy all three CD’s (Scrapbook Sessions 2010, FESTIVAL,
and Grand Design re-mastered) for only $30.
I’ll autograph each of them and ship them for no additional charge. 

Thanks to all of you for all of your support, and I wish everyone Happy Holidays!
Cheers!
Nathan

What some folks are saying about Nathan's music:

"Nathan McEuen's light is shining bright.  A fine singer, guitarist, and an excellent songwriter.  There is hope on the horizon."
Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers)

"A Shining example of the Americana genre."
Chris Jay, VC Reporter (Ventura, CA)

"A zonkingly good CD.  'The Apple' is a beautiful tune with complicated playing that I love.  And 'Beautiful Night' is a lovely song worthy of Jobim.  Great work."
Steve Martin (Actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer)

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Nathan McEuen's current release - "Scrapbook Sessions"
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Nathan McEuen - Festival
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Nathan McEuen - The Grand Design
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Scott Gates, John McEuen, & Nathan McEuen at The Coffee Gallery Backstage.
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Elaine Gregston (left), Nathan McEuen (center) with Scott Gates (right).

A special note from Brian Ray:
Brian will be appearing with Paul McCartney on Saturday Night Live,
this Saturday, December 11th, 2010 !

Brian Ray Newsletter

Happy Holidays

 
 


New video for This Way Up I've had thousands of new views at YouTube for my new video from new fans in these countries, proving that music transcends language. People everywhere can feel music even if they don't understand every word. I hope you have a chance to see my spy girls, hotrod cars and Abe Jr. wearing a kilt in my new video for the title track to "This Way Up", my new album on Sony/ICON.

watch my new video limited edition packages shipping in time for the holidays Right now, I have some very cool new packages here for you to check out. We are offering the new album at a discount for the holidays, 'til Jan 1st. We start shipping Monday with delivery well ahead of the holidays for you, no matter where on earth you are! There are several packages to choose from so have a look around. Don't wait, as supplies are limited.
Limited edition packages Special offers and deals upcoming shows & TV events I've had a fantastic year, with features in Guitar Player Magazine, one in Brazil's Guitar Player and another coming soon in Premier Guitar Magazine.

I'm looking forward to fitting in some solo shows with my hot new band in the new year and will be waiting to hear about Paul's plans for next year as well. I'm really looking forward to playing the legendary
Apollo Theater in NYC and Saturday Night Live soon, the best late night show for music on television in the US. Stay tuned here for all my music info and have an amazing holiday with the ones you love.

Rock ON, I love you all!
Best,
Brian

DREAMCATCHERS - Official Trailer

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:

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"

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 !

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

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 DREAMCATCHERS
Every once in a while a film comes along that is profound. Dreamcatchers is that film. Shot in fifteen countries, with a superb sound track, Dreamcatchers will stimulate the essence of your soul and entice you with the question -
'Who are you really?'
We are proud to invite you to its premiere -
Touring 22 cities
February - April 2010 
In addition to the premiere and workshop, there will be a cruise August 21-28, 2010 with workshops on-board to teach YOU how to become a DREAMCATCHER !
 
Los Angeles Premiere is Sunday, April 11, 2010.
Exact address TBA with registration.
 
DREAMCATCHERS is a film by our two-time guest
Mike Handcock, and Dave Rogers. 
Mike Handcock will be available 1-2 days prior for interviews.

Click here to register for the Los Angeles premiere of DREAMCATCHERS and to attend YOUR PERSONAL BRAND Workshop on April 11, 2010 !

Ngahihi Bidois, Mike Handcock, & Sandy Jacobson
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Fellow DREAMCATCHERS outside the International Headquarters of BackStage:Los Angeles
In the BackStage:Los Angeles Studios Green Room.
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Ngahihi Bidois (Guest), Sandy Jacobson (Producer), Mike Handcock (Guest), and Michael Sunday (Host).
BackStage:Los Angeles Pre-Production Meeting.
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Ngahihi Bidois (Guest) sharing some DREAMCATCHER Philosophy with Michael Sunday (Host).


Contributed by 
Sandy Jacobson, Producer
BackStage: Los Angeles

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Jim Curry performing the music of John Denver.
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Jim Curry performing the music of John Denver.
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Jim Curry performing the music of John Denver.



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