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Wednesday October 24  7:00pm
Grant Langston; Los Tres
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With one foot in the deep country music traditions of North Alabama and another in the telecaster twang of California roots and Americana, Grant Langston is an artist that defies the typical toe tag of modern music. Born in the textile town of Gadsden, Alabama, Grant was raised singing and playing in the church. He spent his adolescence playing bass for the King James Version gospel quartet, and helped pay his way through Auburn University touring the dive bars of Alabama and Georgia with a rock band. After a move to Los Angeles he began writing and playing the roots music Nashville didn’t want — honky tonk and full of attitude. 5 albums followed, Road Side Service (2004), Koreatown (2006), Live in Bakersfield (2007), Stand Up Man (2009), and Working Until I Die (2011). Los Tres was formerly know as Los Dos until Peter Frieberger was added on bass. The trio consists of guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jordan Sollitto along with Freiberger and classical guitarist, José Prieto.

Thursday October 25 7:30pm
Elliott Caine Quintet – TICKETS

Inspired by 60’s “Blue Note” style jazz, as well as by the music of Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria, the Elliott Caine Quintet play original compositions as well as the works of Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, and Donald Byrd among others. Latin Beat Magazine describes Elliott as “one of the West Coast’s finest trumpeters.” Cadence Magazine describes him as “a fire-breathing trumpeter in the lineage of Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan.” Elliott has performed and/or recorded with Teddy Edwards, Barbara Morrison, Wyclef Jean, Beck, The Beastie Boys, and numerous others. His original compositions have been heard on programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Late Night with David Letterman. The band consists of Elliott Caine on trumpet, Scott Gilman on tenor sax, Rick Olson on piano, Bill Markus on bass, and Kenny Elliott on drums.

Wednesday October 31  7:00pm
Alice Wallace; Andrew Delaney
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Born in Los Angeles and raised in St. Cloud, Florida, Alice Wallace has a style that rooted in the classic country songstresses such as Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, and Emmylou Harris. Her impeccable vocals and melodic, literate song-crafting skills bring a fresh touch to authentic Americana music. Texas singer-songwriter Andrew Delaney is a classic storyteller who depicts the American landscape in a warts-and-all cinematic style. His ability to “craft creaky, wooden yarns that stir your insides” and to deliver them with “conviction” and “authenticity” (Alan Ayo – Dallas Observer) has earned him growing acclaim; Rich Warren of WFMT radio, Chicago, called him “The Alfred Hitchcock of singer-songwriters.”

Thursday November 1 7:30pm
Los Steel featuring Jay Leach – TICKETS

Wichita native Jay Leach began steel guitar lessons at age eight. At 15, he became a member of the six piece R&B band, The Fabulous Apostles. They toured for several years between Texas and Canada and were inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. After a move to California, Jay met an up-and-comer by the name of Jay Graydon (Grammy-winning producer and guitarist) who helped Leach learn the ropes of being a professional guitarist. Following many years playing and recording, he landed a job as principle pedal steel guitarist and utility musician for the TV show, American Idol. Jay has released eight albums and three Mel Bay books (on lap steel, pedal steel, and acoustic guitar). He formed Los Steel in 2014. They play original tunes as well as inventive arrangements of classics. It features Jay Leach on various steel guitars, Tim Torrence on guitar, Dave Derge on drums, Steve Billman on bass, and vocalist TaTa Vega.

Wednesday November 7  7:00pm
Tracy Newman; Lucas Last & the Radio Silence 
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Los Angeles native Tracy Newman started playing guitar at 14 and was hooked. She later left college to become a folksinger. In the early 70s, she joined an improv class taught by Gary Austin, which soon became The Groundlings where she is a founding member. Her sister, Laraine Newman was the first Groundling to be discovered there by Lorne Michaels for Saturday Night Live. It was at the Groundlings that Tracy met her future TV writing partner, Jonathan Stark. They wrote for Cheers, Bob (Newhart), The Nanny, Ellen, and The Drew Carey Show. In 1997, Newman and Stark won an Emmy and Peabody Award for writing the groundbreaking “coming out” episode of Ellen. Tracy has been writing songs all along, many of which were featured in TV shows. Lucas Last is an American songwriter based in Los Angeles. His Virginia roots are clearly present as he weaves between Folk, Americana, and Indie-Rock genres. Characterized by Last’s self-aware lyricism, strong vocal harmonies, and ever-present upbeat feel, he sits comfortably somewhere between Ben Folds and Jason Isbell. The band is currently prepping for their first album release to be followed by a 2019 tour.

Thursday November 8 7:30pm
Twanguero – TICKETS

Considered by many as one of the best guitarists in Spain, Twanguero (a.k.a. Diego Garcia) invites all kinds of audiences to see and hear him perform, including guitar fans, entertainment fans, and people of all ages who enjoy great music. The “fire-breathing guitar hero” as he was dubbed by the U.S. press, launched his successful solo career after years of accompanying Latin music giants such as Bunbury, Calamaro, El Cigala, and others. This is a solo guitar show that will take you around the world and back. You may want to bring an oxygen mask!

Wednesday November 14  7:00pm
Emily Zuzik and Bernice Lewis
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Emily Zuzik is a dynamic vocalist and singer-songwriter based in L.A. by way of San Francisco, Austin, and New York. In 2011, she was a featured singer and cowriter of “The Low Hum” on Moby’s “Destroyed” album. In the late 1990s, she co-fronted the San Francisco alt-country band, Sexfresh. The band released two critically acclaimed albums. An Epiphone Guitars endorsed artist, Emily released her debut solo album in 2003, which received praises from NYC’s The Village Voice. Bernice Lewis has racked up four decades of performing experience along with a half dozen acclaimed CDs. She has been a featured performer on NPR’s Mountain Stage, as well as at the Kennedy Center. A published poet, a producer, and an educator, she studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and songwriting with Rosanne Cash, who says of Bernice, “[She] is really one of the keepers of the flame of real songwriting.”

Thursday November 15 7:30pm
Rich Hinman / Larry Goldings – TICKETS


 

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