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Wednesday Oct 23  7:00pm
Eleni Mandell, Tony Gilkyson
TICKETS ($17/$12)

Eleni Mandell was raised in that “other” valley to the west. A big fan of L.A. punkers X and beatnik revivalist Tom Waits, who inspired her to learn the guitar and start writing songs. Before long she fell under the mentorship of Chuck E. Weiss, an associate of Waits and subject of Rickie Lee Jones’ “Chuck E’s in Love.” In 1998, she released, Wishbone, which spurred comparisons to Waits for its gritty atmosphere and to PJ Harvey for its dramatic vocal style. In 2003, our other featured artist, Tony Gilkyson, produced her acclaimed album, Country for True Lovers for which he enlisted some of L.A.’s top country-rock session players. Tony is a South Pas native son. His father, Terry Gilkyson, was a composer for Disney and a prominent folksinger. He put Tony to work in the studio at an early age. A guitarist with X for ten years, he has also played and recorded with Lone Justice, Dave Alvin, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, and K.D. Lang among others.

Thursday Oct 24  7:00pm
trioKAIT with Andrew Synowiec – TICKETS
($17/$12)

Joining forces for an upcoming double bill tour, Grammy-winning guitarist Andrew Synowiec and fusion supergroup trioKAIT will share the stage for a very a special show. You may not know Synowiec by name, but chances are you’ve heard his guitar playing on countless recordings for artists such as Michael Bublé, Barbara Streisand and Seal as well as film scores like The Greatest Showman. Andrew has released his first full length album, Second Story, an instrumental mixture of Rock, Jazz and Blues that has received high praise and wide-ranging air play. trioKAIT consists of Kait Dunton on keyboards, Cooper Appelt on bass, and Jake Reed on drums. Fused together via Kait’s unconventional compositions, the trio melds into a laser-focused entity, bringing a modern take to the piano trio format. They have developed a dynamic group sound and acquired many accolades along the way, including 4.5 stars in Downbeat and top spots on the JazzWeek charts.

Wednesday Oct 30  7:00pm
Emily Zuzik, Jesse Valenzuela
TICKETS ($17/$12)


Thursday Oct 31  7:00pm
Carolyn Martinez and the Mitchell Long Trio TICKETS
($17/$12)


Wednesday Nov 6  7:00pm
Jeanne Newhall w/ Kazunori, TBA
TICKETS ($17/$12)


Thursday Nov 7  7:00pm
Maria & the Wayward FiveTICKETS
($17/$12)


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