The Who's "Tommy"
See it! Feel it! Touch it!
Falcon's Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake
College in the greater Sacramento area is currently running a production of The Who's "Tommy" that is professional
on every level. The band (Kenny Manlapig-guitar, Verna Brock-bass, Nic Valdez-keyboard, Dana Wendel-drums), the
sets, and the lighting are all exceptional, and within seconds you will forget that this is a college production.
The casting is perfect, even down to the 4-year old Tommy and 10-year old Tommy. Dominique Dates nails her
role as "The Acid Queen." I've only seen the film version of "Tommy" with Tina Turner playing
"The Acid Queen"...so I wasn't expecting anyone to best Tina's performance, however Dominique owns the stage
and her role. Seventeen year old Evan Martorana leaves no doubt that he IS "Tommy." I
could continue to give similar accolades to every member of the cast.
The show has been selling
out, and at last Saturday night's show, they had to open the balcony section because so many people came to see it.
There will be three more performances at The Harris Center Theatre, Thursday April 21st at 7:30 P.M., Friday April 22 at 7:30 P.M., and Saturday April 23 at 2:00 P.M.
Doors open thirty minutes prior to show time.
|Sally Simpson and Ensemble with Tommy, in his home.
50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR!
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
|John McEuen, founding member of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with our Producer Sandy Jacobson.
50th Anniversary Tour. They began their career with
The Smithsonian Institute as one of the most important albums
of American Music. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was one of the
first American bands to tour Russia in 1977.
Nathan grew up surrounded by a mix of professional
and rock musicians, and his songs reflect that influence.
His lyrics are insightful, at times funny, and at times
Starting his solo career in 2005; with the release of his
first full length record "Grand Design," to present day, Nathan McEuen has written nearly 80 songs, produced
five full length records, and has independently sold over 60,000 CDs. The past 10 years has been a non-stop musical adventure
filled with over 2,000 live shows across the U.S.A., Canada & Europe with highlight performances including: The Grand
Ole Opry (3 times), American Idol (w/ Steve Martin), The Tonight Show (w/ Hanna-McEuen), Music
City Roots, XM/Sirius Radio, iTunes, Yahoo.com's Ram Country, Voice of America Radio, Woodsongs, The Stagecoach Festival
and climbing to a #1 spot on Amazon.com's Americana chart with his collaborative effort "The McEuen Sessions."
While growing up on the road and traveling around the world with his father John McEuen (of
the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Nathan's first big solo performance came at 14 years old when he was asked by his father
to sing a song and play guitar at the Olympic Bid Party for the International Olympic Committee in downtown Salt Lake City,
on March 17, 1995… Nathan's father is known for going big, but Nathan had no idea until he arrived at the venue
that he'd be performing outdoors at the Gallivan Center for over 15,000 people, his face would be on a Jumbo Tron and
that he was opening for John Denver. It was this experience that would forever change his life…
Nathan had an early start on his star-studded career. Through the years he has had the good fortune to open for,
perform or work with various artists such as: John Carter Cash, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jim Messina, Dave
Mason, Chris Hillman, Dwight Yoakam, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Lyle Lovett, Avett Brothers, Leon Russell, Steve Martin,
John Oates, Vassar Clements, Kevin Nealon, Willie Nelson, John Denver, David Grisman, Bob Schneider, Sara Watkins, John Jorgenson,
Brett Dennen, Crosby Loggins, Kenny Loggins, The Dillards, Hanna-McEuen, Riders in the Sky, Billy Bob Thornton, The Grascals,
Van Dyke Parks, Jennifer Warnes, Laurie Lewis, Chelsea Williams, Jesse Siebenberg, Chris Caswell, and Mario Calire to name
With over 2,500 live shows, 20 years of touring, and nearly 80 songs penned, Nathan
McEuen's heritage, passion for original music, entertaining and performing is evident in every song, and is best experienced
through his live shows and on his newest record "Side by Side" (Mesa BlueMoon Recordings).
|Nathan in Cleveland, Ohio.
|Nathan with Greg Harris-President/CEO of The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.
|Nathan inside The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.
|Standing in front of his dad's banjo.
The Salty Suites will be appearing on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Bob Stane's house
of music, the Coffee Gallery Backstage. It is their delight to have young singer songwriter Julia Marshall opening for them, and those who saw here on her
first appearance were full of great comments so they are so happy to have her back.
CD number four is nearing
completion so come and dance and sing with them about whiskey, broken hearts, death and funerals... Uplifting stuff...
Call for a reservation folks as they DO fill up!
Reservations/Information: (626) 798-6236 between 10 A. M.
and 10 P.M.
Come to Bob's house for a great night of music and community.
Scott Sechman OPENING NIGHT !
Scott Sechman will be performing Friday, April 15th, 2016
in Nags Head North Carolina at Fish Heads Bar & Grill,
Located at 8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Rd., Nags Head, NC 27959
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
Scott Sechman performing "The Letter"
Scott Sechman performing "Ruby Tuesday"
Scott Sechman - "I Can't Find My Dreams"
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