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Wednesday July 18  7:00pm – TICKETS
Locke Brothers; Richard & Dakota Dry

The Locke Brothers were raised in Glendale. Their father, Ormly Gumfudgin, was a longtime historian for the International Chili Society (ICS) and member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. Seriously. He influenced his sons at an early age with barbershop harmonies. The band consists of brothers Russ and Bob who play a variety of instruments in addition to vocal harmonies that only brothers can deliver, Tracy McMahon on percussion, Dennis Van Dyck on bass, and Ray Sabo on guitar, ukulele, and banjo. Father-daughter duo, Richard and Dakota Dry are 4-time winners of the monthly West Coast Songwriters Association competitions. This father-daughter duo from Northern California toured through the Southwest when Dakota was only only 12. She was once compared to the young Joni Mitchel by the owner of the Living End in Detroit where Joni got her start in the US. Now fifteen, Dakota trades off with Richard in their acoustic set, playing ukulele while her father plays guitar, singing songs about love, loss, and growing up. For this show, the duo will be joined by Don McBain on harmonica. Don’t miss this chance to say you saw Dakota when she was still a teenager.

Thursday July 19  7:30pm
Jeff Dale Blues – TICKETS

Always a great time when Jeff Dale is in the house. Jeff grew up on the South Side of Chicago and has rubbed elbows with many of the blues masters including Lowell Fulson, Muddy Waters, Pee Wee Crayton, Albert King, Etta James, Willie Dixon, B.B. King and Honeyboy Edwards. You’ll love all the stories as well as the songs. He is a bluesman through and through. He will be joined by Glen Doll on harmonica, and Paul Kenedy on upright bass. When I asked him what would the show entail, he replied, “it’ll be a very cool evening of music and stories… plus pole dancers, circus elephants and seven different conspiracy theorists (if there’s time).” Make time for Jeff Dale, friends. You will not be sorry!

Wednesday July 25  7:00pm
Ernest Troost and Jodie SiegelTICKETS

Ernest Troost is an Emmy Award-winning film and television composer as well as an amazing singer-songwriter. A winner at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk competition, he is a masterful craftsman with a fluid guitar style. He composed and produced two award-winning albums for Judy Collins using the words of Emily Dickinson, Robert Browning, Gertrude Stein and others. The blues are deeply rooted in Jodi Siegel as she was born in Chicago. In the late 80’s she relocated to California and eventually landed in the art community of Laguna Beach. She has shared the stage with many venerable musicians including Albert King, Robben Ford, Kris Kristofferson, David Lindley and countless others. She is a wicked slide guitar player with a bluesy, soulful, and mellow vocal style. Excited to have her at Wine & Song finally after hearing about her for years.

Thursday July 26  7:30pm
Jaz Sawyer Trio – TICKETS

Jaz Sawyer possesses an eclectic and refined personal style of drumming that stems from his deep roots in his Classical, Jazz, West-African and Afro-Caribbean musical training. He has worked with many notable artists, including Wynton Marsalis, Abbey Lincoln, George Benson, Bobby Hutcherson, Jacky Terrasson and Dee Dee Bridgewater in some of the world’s premier concert venues, including The Blue Note, The Village Vanguard, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House. Jaz will be joined by Bryan Ladd on bass, and Brett Farkas on guitar.

Wednesday August 1  7:00pm

Thursday August 2  7:30pm
Adam Levy Trio (Larry Goldings/Abe Rounds) – TICKETS

Blue Guitar regular Adam Levy (frequently heard here with pedal-steel guitarist Rich Hinman) joins forces once again with organist Larry Goldings (James Taylor, John Mayer) and drummer Abraham Rounds (Meshell Ndegeocello, Andrew Bird). This trio played a residency at ETA in Highland Park this past January, filling the room to capacity week after week. Their repertoire is drawn from the jazz canon, and includes many overlooked pages from the Great American Songbook as well.

Wednesday August 8  7:00pm
Johnny “Chops” Richardson

Thursday August 9  7:30pm
Acoustic Asylum – TICKETS

Acoustic Asylum is what happens when you take some of LA’s best recording and touring musicians and turn them loose in an organic setting. No electronic tricks, no stylistic limits… just incredible music with a big dose of fun. From swamp funk, to jazz, to klezmer and tango, to quirky original and cover tunes, nothing is off limits. The band is led by award-winning composer and producer Dan Radlauer on accordion. Rounding out the all-star lineup are acclaimed guitarist Carl Verheyen; Mark Hollingsworth gives the band part of its unique sound playing clarinet and baritone sax; Banging the bass is one of the finest recording and touring musicians on the west coast — Dave Marotta; On drums, the highly versatile John Mader with a career spanning from Pat Benetar to the LA run of Hamilton; And on violin, the multifaceted Luis Alberto bringing an international flare to this super group.

Thursday Sept 27  7:30pm
Louie Cruz Beltran & his Latin Jazz Band – TICKETS

Louie Cruz Beltran is a charismatic entertainer, singer and master percussionist. His musical career was crafted upon the soulful sounds of his ethnic American background and flavored with contemporary R&B, Jazz, and Salsa as well as the Great American Songbook. Early in his career, Louie performed with great artists such as Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Francisco Aguabella, and Jorge Claudio. Recently he has performed with legends Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Poncho Sanchez and many other renowned artists. Louie will be joined by Carlos Vivas on keyboard, JD Perez, drums on drums, Andrew Ford on bass, and Justin Janer on sax and flute.

Wednesday October 10  7:00pm
SPECIAL FAR-West edition

Rachel Laven, Jennings & Keller, Five Letter Word + more

On the eve of the FAR-West Folk Alliance conference in Woodland Hills October 11 – 13, we’ve gathered some of the top talent on their way to the event. Texas troubadour Rachel Laven, Florida duo Jennings & Keller, Oregon songstress Clara Baker fronts a new trio called Five Letter Word + special guest performances. Gonna be a great night. Come celebrate the beginning of our tenth year of Wine & Song! The Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. 9 holes of par-3 golf for anyone who cares to join in before the show. Meet at 5pm on the first tee.