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Friday, October 24, 2014

FESTIVALS? How about DINOSAURS! Plus Tix Alerts, CONCERTS & Music Events for Friday, and some things BEYOND; October 24, 2014

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Yes, yes, we do have a whoooole bunch of concerts and other things to finish editing (and turning into readable English) for you, for things happening Saturday & Sunday, and all that will be along shortly, plus some music NEWS.

Right now, we want to make sure you’re not tardy for Friday’s sessions. So shoulder that enormous book bag that replaced your locker, put on that cute little school cap, and get there before the bell rings.

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What’s in this edition…

♪ FESTIVALS & SUCH THIS WEEKEND

♪ TICKET ALERTS

♪ FRIDAY’S CONCERTS, ETC.

♪ Some Notable Events AFTER this weekend


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♪ THIS WEEKEND, fall music festival season is taking a break. But that’s okay, because you can go play with the dinosaurs. Seriously. Read on.

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Not a FESTIVAL, but cool,
in Lancaster:
9 am-8 pm "JURASSIC QUEST" at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster 93536; take the Ave H exit off the 14 Fwy in Lancaster.
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This is not your ordinary exhibition. It’s billed as “The largest exhibition of lifelike, moving, museum-quality dinosaurs in North America,” and it includes everything from realistic dioramas to lots of hands-on interactivity.
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Who didn’t grow-up enamored with dinosaurs? Okay, maybe you’ve seen fossilized bones mounted into full skeletons in museums, or even experienced earlier moving re-creations of the ancient beasts. But wait. Ever wanted to RIDE one?
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Jurassic Quest offers a dinosaur adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; over 50 life-size dinosaurs in all. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even RIDE a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. There are huge T-Rex and Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long-hidden dinosaur bones. There’s also the “Dino Bounce” area with several towering dinosaur-theme inflatable mazes, plus that odd activity that kids love, face painting. There are Dino crafts, and the promo promises, “much more.”
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The producers tell us, “We are passionate about creating outstanding guest experiences. Our exhibitions have opened to great success around the country and have delighted audiences in convention centers, fairgrounds and other venues. Thanks to our team of experts and our collaborations with our paleontological partners, we’ve been able to build an exceptional product and a solid reputation.”

Tix: Adults (13-64) $20; Kids (ages 2-12) $16; VIP Kids (ages 2-12) $24; Kids under age 2 are free; Seniors & Military with ID, $16.
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Regular tickets include the Dinosaur Exhibit, Dino Crafts, Dino Science Station, Dino Theater, coloring station, Dino Tour, Dino Basketball, and Dino Soccer. Tickets for dinosaur rides, dinosaur inflatables and the fossil dig can be purchased for $5 each. There is additional cost for face painting and green screen photography.
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VIP Tickets include all the regular ticket attractions plus unlimited Dinosaur Rides, unlimited Dinosaur Inflatables, unlimited Fossil Dig, unlimited Dino Scooters, and unlimited Dino Bungee Pull. There is additional cost for face painting and green screen photography.
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Runs 9 am-8 pm, both days. More info and advance tix, at:
www.jurassicquest.com
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Tix are also available at the door.



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ECLECTIC GUITARS featuring ERIC JOHNSON & MIKE STERN at The Regent (downtown L.A.) on January 23. Tickets went on sale Fri, Oct 24 at noon Pacific.

ECLECTIC GUITARS featuring ERIC JOHNSON & MIKE STERN at City National Grove of Anaheim on January 22, Presale: Thu, Oct 23, 10 am-10 pm with password: GUITARS.

ON-SALE NOW...

JACKSON BROWNE & FRIENDS at the Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara on October 25.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION Featuring CAFÉ TACVBA, OZOMATLI, LAS CAFETERAS, HY BRASIL + more at the Santa Barbara Bowl on November 1.

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND plus GARY CLARK JR., and GREYHOUNDS on Sat, Nov 1, at 6:30 pm at the Greek Theatre.



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Fri, Oct 24, in Idyllwild:
6:30–9:30 pm DENNIS ROGER REED plays with THE REED BROTHERS at Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe Bistro, 54245 N Circle Dr, Unit C-8, Idyllwild; 814-360-7379.
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It’s DRR’s B-Day Celebration, so expect so hoopla.

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Fri, Oct 24, in N San Diego Co (Encinitas):
7:30pm KATHY KALLICK BAND plays the “San Diego Folk Heritage” series at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas 92024; 858-566-4040.

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Fri, Oct 24, in OC (Dana Point):
7:30 pm PETE HUTTLINGER, the great guitarist from John Denver’s band, plays the first of two shows at different venues for the “Lord Of The Strings” Concert Series, this one at the Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan St, Dana Point 92629; tix, 949-842-2227 or 949-244-6656.

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Fri, Oct 24, in Griffith Park (L.A.):
7:30 pm Grammy-winning INTOCABLE plays The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
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It all began in Zapata, Texas, where a couple of young guys — Ricky Muñoz and René Martinez- spent their days rehearsing and daydreaming about success. Years later, that city would turn their dreams into a reality that is now known as INTOCABLE.
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Throughout the band's 20-year career, its leaders Ricky and Rene, have manifested their love for "música norteña, " by creating a unique style that identifies the band.
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Tix, http://m.ticketmaster.com/event/09004CCB8F3D5578?artistid=774393&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=40&brand=greektheatre&camefrom=cfc_ndrcon_grk

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Fri, Oct 24, in San Pedro:
7:30-10:30 pm ANDY & RENEE of the award-winning HARD RAIN play Ports O' Call, 1200 Nagoya Way, San Pedro 90731; 310-833-3553.

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Fri, Oct 24, in Hollywood:
8 pm BOB DYLAN plays the Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028.

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Fri, Oct 24, in Santa Monica:
8 pm NELL ROBINSON & THE ROSE OF NO-MANS LAND with special guest RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT plays McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
Nell Robinson & The Rose of No-Man’s Land have a CD just out, and it (catch your breath) features guests JOHN DOE, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT, actress KATHY BAKER, and MAXINE HONG KINGSTON. It’s distributed by Compass Records, AND, a PBS ‘ROSE’ special will arrive on TV in late fall, with details available on www.MusicGonePublic.com
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The songs of NELL ROBINSON & THE ROSE OF NO-MAN’S LAND integrate the heritage of her own Alabama family serving in 250 years of war. Most of the source material for the songs are from archived letters, documents, mementos and generational lore, all centered on war and service. Beginning with Revolutionary War to the present, Robinson weaves historic familial history with her lush vocal quality and artisan storytelling with musical guidance by Grammy Winning producer Joe Henry. The album, “Nell Robinson & The Rose of No-Man’s Land,” is set for release November 4, 2014, distributed by Compass Records.
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A PBS Special will roll out late fall with the series ‘Music Gone Public.” Her Scots-Irish relations have fought in just about every American conflict since the birth of the nation, right up through Iraq and Afghanistan. The origin of the album began on stage seven years ago with “Soldier Stories” receiving a standing ovation at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. As the show evolved, the potent and non-partisan album revealed itself and began production under Henry’s direction in 2012.
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On the record, special guests include musical, theater and literary icons: two-time Grammy Winner & National Medal of Arts recipient Ramblin’ Jack Elliott; actor, poet and musician John Doe; actor and songwriter Kris Kristofferson; as well, award-winning author Maxine Hong Kingston; and acclaimed actress Kathy Baker.
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Featured on the PBS cast are Ramblin' Jack Elliott, John Doe and Maxine Hong Kingston.

Joe Henry’s lucent production floats the songs and stories without weighing them down. The music is reverential without being solemn. Henry used her performing band as well as other musicians including: Grammy-winning Greg Liesz on slide guitar, whose list of credits include everything from Daft Punk, to Wilco and Bill Frisell; bluegrass favorite Jim Nunally (guitar, vocals); Levon Henry on clarinet; string stalwart Keith Little (mandolin, vocals); bassist David Piltch, who has played with Frisell, k.d. Lang, Richard Thompson; Zach Harmon (percussion); and Craig Eastman on fiddle who has not only scored movies, but played with Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and others.
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“Wahatchee” is a story about Ann Hart, a historical figure from the Revolutionary War. “We are reported to be kin to her,” shares Robinson. “She was a Revolutionary War spy, a frontierswoman, good with a gun, fierce and powerful, known as “Wahatchee” meaning ‘war woman’ in the local Native American language. Home alone with her daughter Sukey, she managed to overtake some Redcoats that came to her house.” Robinson wrote “Happy to Go” with Jim Nunally.
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“We wrote this song to capture the brotherhood (and sisterhood) bonds that develop in military and war,” says Robinson. “It is about the conflicts that often families have a difficult time understanding between loyalty to military units and their own families.”
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Guy Clark and Rodney Crowell contributed songs for the album after meeting Robinson in Nashville. Crowell contributed “Scots Irish” and Clark’s “Heroes” is about recent vets turning to suicide in greater numbers than active soldiers killed by enemy fire. As well, there are traditional songs and songs written by Johnny Cash and Bill Monroe. Robinson will be touring extensively (with more dates to be announced) and in each tour city she will work with non-profits benefiting veterans. As an activist, she wants to draw attention and funds for the needs of veterans, especially in areas of healthcare and soul repair.

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Fri, Oct 24, in Ventura:
8 pm LISA HALEY & THE ZYDEKATS bring their Grammy-nominated Cajun music to the Ventura Beach Club, 281 W Main St, Ventura 93001; 805-816-9663.
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Note this is a new venue, and a change from where the show as originally set (just down the street).
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Dinner buffet is available for about $15 per person; menu: Chicken Piccata, Mostaccioli, Pasta Roma, Spinach Tort with salads and bread.
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New venue has ample parking, wooden dance floor, new restrooms, beautiful patio, catered dinner and a full bar.
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More info and tix at:
www.hihatentertainment.com

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Fri, Oct 24, in Long Beach:
8 pm CARRIE NEWCOMER plays the Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 Studebaker Rd, Long Beach 90808; 562-420-2292.

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Fri, Oct 24, in WeHo:
8 pm SHOW PONIES EP release, in a big “Troubadour Presents” show with BEFORE THE BRAVE, MOONSVILLE COLLECTIVE, & SKIN & BONES, at the Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Bl, Los Angeles.
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Set Times: Show Ponies (10:20 PM), Before The Brave (9:35 PM), Moonsville Collective (8:50 PM), Skin & Bones (8:15 PM).
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All ages, $15.
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The new SHOW PONIES EP was just released. Titled, "Run For Your Life, " it features newly-crowned IBMA “Banjo Player of the Year” NOAM PIKELNY and two new songs by the Show Ponies.
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The EP is available at the show, at the band’s online store, and at iTunes, Amazon, Google Music and basically anywhere else you might buy music online. The album can also be streamed on Spotify and other streaming services.
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Tix at:
www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/696787

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Fri, Oct 24, in Altadena:
8 pm PRESTON REED, guitarist extraordinaire, plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-798-6236 (10 am-10 pm); venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named by the Guide’s editor, writing in FolkWorks, as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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We had this guy as a performing guest multiple times on the old “Tied to the Tracks” radio show, and everyone who was listening was dazzled and became his fan.
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“Widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist” -- Total Guitar
“Spectacular… the best one-man show this reviewer has seen since Bruce Springsteen… A terrific performer” -- The Irish Independent
“In a class of his own” -- London Evening Standard
“A major musical talent” -- Manchester Evening News
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PRESTON REED....
“Question: when is an acoustic guitar not an acoustic guitar?
Answer: when it’s in the hands of New York visionary Preston Reed.” -- Total Guitar
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Percussive fingerstyle master Preston Reed, who inspired such latter day flattop heroes as Andy McKee and Kaki King, comes to The Coffee Gallery Backstage as part of his U.S.A. tour, with a mind blowing new album.
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Using the two-handed integrated percussive acoustic technique he pioneered in the 1980’s, Reed fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion that integrate the breathtaking potential of the guitar body. Preston Reed doesn’t need a band. He is the band.
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Twenty-seven years after his idiosyncratic style was born, Reed’s seismic global impact has created a sea of guitarists playing in his style. Today at the height of his game, Reed's recordings and live performances still define the sound of the pioneering compositional guitar genre he invented over a quarter century ago.
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The decades since, have seen Reed touring globally. In 2012, the guitarist was an irresistible force, spellbinding the UK and Europe on the 50-date Guitar Masters Tour alongside Andy McKee. He sold out – twice – in Singapore, charmed Irish audiences, and dropped jaws in countries as far-flung as Croatia. That year, as a popular draw on the corporate circuit, Reed’s unique skills saw him requested by global brands including Nike USA, Revolution Growth and the Dubai-based GAC Corporation – while a set at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh has since clocked over a million views. 2013 saw him perform in China, Mexico, South Africa, France, the UK, and Poland.
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Preston's live shows are full of contrasts, by turns explosive and sweetly lyrical. He riffs with the conviction and guts of a rock band, yet plays with the subtlety of the most delicate of jazz pianists. There are no fancy gadgets or gimmicky FX - just 6 strings (or occasionally 12), two hands and a daring and innovative musical imagination that crosses all boundaries.
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With a career spanning over four decades, this trailblazer still tours and records with a passion that flows into the hearts, heads and feet of his audience.
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Tix, $20.

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Fri, Oct 24, in San Pedro:
8 pm THE GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION play Alvas Showroom, 1417 W 8th St, San Pedro 90732; 310-519 1314.

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Fri, Oct 24, in Arcadia:
8 pm FORTUNE & THE BOARDROOM, plus the BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 91006; www.arcadiabluesclub.com; 626-447-9349.
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FORTUNE & THE BOARDROOM are two bands. The employees including the President of Swann Company on drums - Keith Oldridge. He played in Vegas for 10 years. Also in the band is Tommy Marsh. The Band from the Boardroom plays classic rock and blues consisting of Swann employees and a few ringers like Tommy Marsh on guitar and Grammy award-winning keyboardist Mike Licari. Fortune began in the ’70s with Richard Fortune on guitar and Mick Fortune on drums formed and penned their first album. That album was released on Warner Bros records in 1978. On Bass David DeLeon (formerly Stanley Clark's touring support bassist and Mojo Boogie Blues Cruise winner for 2013). Also in Fortune California blues vocalist/songwriter, Sandy Scott who has toured and shared the stage with Sammy Hagar, Joe Walsh and many others.
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Venue has full bar and offers good food with generous portions. Great place, but bring earplugs. Seriously.
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Substantial discount for advance tix (it’s always very reasonable here, anyway):
http://arcadiabluesclub.ticketleap.com/

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Fri, Oct 24-Sun,Oct 26, in Hollywood
8 pm "RE-ANIMATOR -- THE MUSICAL, " at Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood.
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Adapted from the story by H.P. Lovecraft. Based on the film “H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator” produced by Brian Yuzna. Musical director: Peter Adams. Choreography by Cynthia Carle. Directed by Stuart Gordon.
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Stuart Gordon revives his hit musical in time for the Halloween season with new stars and some returning actors. The plot? At the local college, the dean's beautiful daughter is put in danger when science prodigy Herbert West invents a serum to re-animate the dead. Features hilarious songs and spooky special effects. Runs Friday through Sunday at 8 pm, and just extended through Nov 23, after which it goes to Vegas.

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Fri, Oct 24-Sun, Oct 26:
8 pm "GARBO'S CUBAN LOVER, " at the Macha Theatre, 1107 N Kings Rd, West Hollywood 90069.
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Based on true events. screenwriter MERCEDES De ACOSTA has affairs with both GRETA GARBO and MARLENE DIETRICH. Like Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” Runs Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 6.

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Fri, Oct 24, in Hollywood:
9 pm GRIFFIN HOUSE plays the Hotel Café, 1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Bl, Hollywood 90038; 323-461-2040.

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Fri, Oct 24, in SaMo:
9 pm SWING RIOTS QUIRKTETTE plays the Trip Bar, 2101 Lincoln Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-396-9010.

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Fri, Oct 24, in N. San Diego Co (Carlsbad):
9 pm-midnight HIGHLAND WAY plays O Sullivan's of Carlsbad, 640 Grand Av, Carlsbad 92008; www.osullivanscarlsbad.com
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More at:
www.highlandway.us



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♪ TUNEFULL
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Some Notable Events
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Tue, Oct 28, in L.A.:
8 pm “AN EVENING WITH LEON RUSSELL” at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl, entrance on Figueroa, Los Angeles 90015.
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Nov 2, in SFV (NoHo):
3 & 7 pm “SAMHAIN! A CELTIC HALLOWEEN” – The Story of Halloween & Celtic Tales of the Supernatural (The Dead Do Tell Tales) told through song, story, music & dance, produced by Celtic Rhythms, at the Mayflower Club, 11110 Victory Bl, N Hollywood 91606.
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The Guide heartily endorses this show, which has become an annual tradition on the Southern Cal arts scene. We recommend you get tix right away, as it will likely sell-out. And we recommend you opt for the “Preferred” seats, because the venue has a flat floor.
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Samhain: (pronounced sow-in, like the pig) is a Celtic Halloween extravaganza. You'll hear tales of the true origins of the Jack O' the Lantern, of ghostly encounters, and the origins of All Hallows' Eve, told with high energy Irish dances, traditional Celtic tunes that will bewitch your feet and keep your toes a-tappin', ghostly love songs that will rip your heart out, and exciting dances with real swords and axe handles with the dancers in very close proximity to one another. The promo asserts, “You won't want it to end!” That’s true. It’s that good.
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Tickets for the 3 pm show are $15 general seating, $18 Preferred Seating
Tix for the 7 pm show are $18 general seating, $22 preferred seating.
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Info & tickets at:
www.Celtic-Rhythms.com/Samhain
email: celticrhythms22@gmail.com
Tix by phone at 818-939-4313



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Friday, October 17, 2014

FIVE; no, EIGHT FESTIVALS, plus CONCERTS & Music Events happening Saturday, October 18, 2014

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Within is all that’s happening Saturday – day & night – and all the FESTIVALS happening throughout this weekend. Plus, so that you can get tickets in time, we have early listings for some good stuff happening beyond today. The latest NEWS edition is still relevant, too (Oct 10 NEWS FEATURES edition), at a separate click.

In addition to the EIGHT FESTIVALS, we’ll also remind you that this weekend brings the annual FOLK ALLIANCE REGION WEST “FAR WEST” MUSIC CONFERENCE in Oakland, California (at the Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland 94607). We ’spect you know and are already there if you’re so inclined. But if this tidbit baffles you, Google the title. Folk Alliance is something you should know about. (We gave you all the early-bird registration info, and artist showcase sign-up stuff, months ago, y’know.)

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What’s here…

♪ FESTIVALS THIS WEEKEND

♪ WORKSHOPS & EVENTS FOR ARTISTS

♪ SATURDAY’S CONCERTS, JAMS, ETC.

♪ SUNDAY (a couple things now, more coming SOON in the next edition)

♪ Notable Events AFTER this weekend


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♪ THIS WEEKEND, fall music festival season continues.

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√ Sat , Oct 18,
Pseudo-FESTIVAL,
in inland VC (Santa Paula):
Noon-4 pm  21st annual "DE COLORES ART SHOW: In Search of Magulandia," opens today with a big celebration and performance by the delightful troupe of musicians, CONJUNTO LOS POCHOS, with at least one Grammy-winning member, and led by accordion virtuoso Otoño Luján. At the Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N 10th St, Santa Paula 93060
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When this band plays, you can "Travel the border from Texas to California in the matter of hours, without leaving the dance floor." They sing in both English and Spanish, so us gringos don't get lost.
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Featuring art by over 30 artists from across Southern California and the Southwest, the art show is a tribute to the legacy of visionary Chicano artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján (1940 – 2011), who would have turned 74 on Oct 16.
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Magu was musician Otoño Luján's father, and a founding member of the groundbreaking Los Angeles art collective "Los Four" in the early 1970s. With their historic exhibition at LACMA in 1974, Los Four brought Chicano art into national conversation. Magu’s work, with its colorful blending of Chicano iconography and contemporary Los Angeles scenes, continues to inspire artists to express their own unique voice.

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√ Sat , Oct 18,
FESTIVAL,
in SFV (Sunland-Tujunga):
"TIERRA DEL SOL HARVEST FESTIVAL," includes many bands, with MURPHY'S FLAW playing bluegrass from 10-11 am, at 9919 Sunland Blvd, Sunland-Tujunga 91040

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√ Sat , Oct 18,
FESTIVAL,
in SFV (Encino):
Annual "HOLY SPIRIT RETREAT CENTER AUTUMN FESTIVAL" features MURPHY'S FLAW playing bluegrass from noon-5 pm, at 4316 Lanai Rd, Encino 91436.


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√ Sat, Oct 18,
FESTIVAL,
in L.A.:
11 am-9 pm Annual “ORIGINAL FARMERS MARKET FALL FESTIVAL” with performances by the SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BANJO BAND, FIDDLIN' DAN AND HIS BANJO BUDDY, TRIPLE CHICKEN FOOT, BIG SANDY & HIS FLY-RITE BOYS, and more, at the Original Farmers Market, 6333 W Third St, Los Angeles 90036; 323-933-9211.

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FESTIVAL,
in VC (Moorpark):
Annual “UNDERWOOD FARMS WESTERN FESTIVAL” at Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark 93021; www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com; 805-529-3690.
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Features cowboy/western music and storytelling, and notably includes a Sunday set, 3:30 to 5:45 pm, by TOM CORBETT with BILL KNOPF and PHIL SALAZAR; Tom has a few Southern Cal gigs, and he says, “After that, I'll be on tour in Germany and the Netherlands for about a month and half. These places are a little closer but if you find yourselves over in the Deutschland look me up and I'll buy you one of those giant steins of beer and a sausage.”

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√ Sat, Oct 18,
FESTIVAL,
in OC (Fullerton):
Noon-6 pm Annual “RAGFEST” Ragtime Music Festival, at Steamers Jazz Club, 138 W Commonwealth Av, Fullerton 92832; 714-871-8800.

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√ Sat, Oct 18,
FESTIVAL,
in Pasadena:
6 pm "MUMBO GUMBO FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL" is a Benefit For Rosemary Children’s Services, at T Boyles Tavern, 37 N Catalina, Pasadena 91106.
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LISA HALEY & THE ZYDEKATS are headliners.
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Features master chef Claud Beltran of Noir.
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All-you-can-eat Gumbo, shrimp and crawfish. (That’s a VERY big deal!)
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Details at
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√ Fri-Sun, Oct 17-19,
FESTIVAL,
in San Diego:
Annual “NORTH PARK OKTOBERFEST” features a Saturday 2:30ish performance by hometown girl TORI LUKASIK singing in a band named HOME, at 3583 30th Street San Diego 92104. Venue is the “Store in Carlsbad across from the beach and Notre restaurant area.”


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Sat, Oct 18, in L.A.:
10 am-6 pm “MUSICIAN’S MARKET L.A.” at KGB Studios, 1640 N Spring St, Los Angeles 90012.

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Sat, Oct 18, WORKSHOP & TOUR, in Malibu:
2 pm “ANCIENT AND CONTEMPORARY STORYTELLING THROUGH ART” at the Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu; 310-440-7300; parking, $15. Not quite ready to take center stage? Join a free gallery talk with curator MARY HART and artist PETER SHIRE at the Getty Villa and learn about “ANCIENT AND CONTEMPORARY STORYTELLING THROUGH ART.”

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Sun, Oct 19,
WORKSHOP,
in SFV (NoHo):
Noon-3 pm Monthly “LOS ANGELES SONGSALIVE! SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP & LUNCH” brings Guest Speakers CHRISTIANE CARGILL KINNEY & SEAN KINNEY with the topic, “Growing Your Brand With Audio-Visual Elements,” at Cahuenga General Store, 5510 Cahuenga Bl, North Hollywood (Just N of Magnolia and Chandler, E side of street).
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Event requires that you order lunch to support the venue.
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Event begins at noon sharp; no late entrants. Also, online pre-registration is required. Songsalive! is the largest international non-profit organization supporting, promoting and educating songwriters and composers worldwide. They’ve been around since 1997. Today, they bring a songwriting workshop with Christiane Cargill Kinney & Sean Kinney, plus your opportunity to receive a song critique, and a raffle.
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Registration is $10; Songsalive! Pro Members attend free. RSVP is mandatory and conditions apply. All info at www.meetup.com/songsalive

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Thu-Sun, Oct 16-19,
MUSIC CONFERENCE,
In Oakland, CA:
Annual FOLK ALLIANCE REGION WEST “FAR WEST” MUSIC CONFERENCE in Oakland, California (at the Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland 94607). We ’spect you know and are already there if you’re so inclined. But if this tidbit baffles you, Google the title. Folk Alliance is something you should know about. (We gave you all the early-bird registration info, and artist showcase sign-up stuff, months ago, y’know.)


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Sat, Oct 18, near Santa Barbara:
2-5 pm TOM CORBETT plays solo at Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd (near San Marcos Pass), Santa Barbara 93105; Restaurant reservations 805-967-0066; www.coldspringtavern.com.
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Tom has a few Southern Cal gigs, and he says, “After that, I'll be on tour in Germany and the Netherlands for about a month and half. These places are a little closer but if you find yourselves over in the Deutschland look me up and I'll buy you one of those giant steins of beer and a sausage.”

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Sat, Oct 18, WORKSHOP & TOUR, in Malibu:
2 pm “ANCIENT AND CONTEMPORARY STORYTELLING THROUGH ART” at the Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu; 310-440-7300; parking, $15. Not quite ready to take center stage? Join a free gallery talk with curator MARY HART and artist PETER SHIRE at the Getty Villa and learn about “ANCIENT AND CONTEMPORARY STORYTELLING THROUGH ART.”

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Sat, Oct 18, in San Pedro:
3 pm Guitar virtuoso RICHARD SMITH plays a matinee at Alvas Showroom, 1417 W 8th St, San Pedro 90732; 310-519 1314.
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National Fingerstyle Guitar champion Richard Smith originally from London now resides in the USA. Considered one of the best in this genre, Richard specializes in the fingerstyle tradition of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed.
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There seems to be no limit to Richard's ability to quickly master whatever guitar style captures his fancy. The complex styles of many guitar greats including Django Reinhardt, Les Paul, and Lenny Breau have proved to be no impediment to his voracious musical appetite. Apart from his guitar virtuosity, he is also an accomplished banjo and violin player.
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Quote From Matt: "I personally believe Richard Smith is the best Fingerstyle Chet Atkins - type of guitar player that you will ever hear."
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Call Alvas for reservations, 800-403-3447. Complimentary coffee, tea, hot cocoa and "Alvas" bottled water are provided. Bring your own food & drinks.
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Tix, $20.

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Sat, Oct 18, in Topanga Cyn:
6 pm INARA GEORGE performs “A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE,” one night only at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga 90290; Box office, 310-455-3723. Free street parking; park in the theatre’s lot for $5.
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Inara and her special guests will perform original songs inspired by Shakespeare's Sonnets, in the closer to Theatricum’s “All Shakespeare” season.
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“A voice as smooth and dark as onyx” — Austin Chronicle.
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“An enticing combination of warmth and distance” — Variety.
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“An impossibly pure soprano” — L.A. Weekly.

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Sat, Oct 18, in Lakewood:
6:30 pm Weekly “BLUEGRASS CONCERT” with various bands at Me N Ed’s Pizza Parlor, 4115 Paramount Bl, Lakewood 90712; 562-421-8908.

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Sat, Oct 18, in Long Beach:
7 pm THE WHOOLIGANS with Ed Bell and a talented group of Irish Traditional musicians, plays the Red Leprechaun American Irish Gastro Pub, 4000 E Anaheim Av, Long Beach; 562-343-5560; www.redleprechaun.com
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The venue tells us, “This band is the most fun of ANY Irish Pub & Rebel Tunes purveyors in SoCal (or probably anywhere). Always a terrific show at the Red Leprechaun too!”

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Sat, Oct 18, in Altadena:
7 pm THE JANGLE BROTHERS, the trio of former BYRDS members JOHN YORK and BILLY DARNELL, plus bassist to a lot of stars, CHAD WATSON, play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001; reservations 626-798-6236 (10 am-10 pm); venue phone 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. (“the venue named by the Guide’s editor, writing in FolkWorks, as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue”).
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A former member of the legendary folk-rock band, THE BYRDS, John York has played with The Mamas and the Papas, Dr. John, Johnny Rivers, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, The Sir Douglas Quintet, Rolling Stones keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, and Blues legend Lightin' Hopkins. Joining him on stage will be Billy Darnell, who played guitar for the Gene Clark Byrds, The Everly Brothers, Dr. John and Doug Kershaw, and Roger McGuinn, and Chad Watson, legendary bass player for Janis Ian, Delaney Bramlett, Charlie Rich, Freddy Fender and countless other artists. At The Coffee Gallery Backstage. The show is filled with familiar Byrds tunes for sing-along, fine original songs and great interpretations of songs from the era.. and the best music this side of Bob Dylan and the Band. Come join us for an evening of great artistry and entertainment.
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Sat, Oct 18, in N San Diego Co (Carlsbad):
7 pm MARK JOHNSON & EMORY LESTER play “THE BANJO SERIES” at the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad 92008; 760-438-5996.

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Sat, Oct 18, in La Mirada:
7 pm Monthly “PORCH THERAPY MUSIC & POETRY CIRCLE” at the home of Stella in La Mirada; reservations get directions at 323-353-0156 or by email to stellacruz707@hotmail.com

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Sat, Oct 18, in SFV (NoHo):
7:30 pm Monthly "YOUNG TALENT NIGHT" presented by Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM) is a BENEFIT for GINA FOR THE MISSING’s “SQUEAKY WHEEL TOUR” at Kulak's Woodshed, 5230-1/2 Laurel Canyon Bl, North Hollywood; 818-766-9913; info and live webcast at www.kulakswoodshed.com.
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Tonight's event lets you help young talent bring home missing kids by supporting music.

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Sat, Oct 18, in OC (Anaheim):
7:30 pm SUSIE GLAZE & THE HILONESOME BAND plus JENI AND BILLY play the monthly “LIVING TRADITION” concert series at Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim 92805; 714-955-3807.
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Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band have been likened to the classic British bands Pentangle and Fairport Convention in that they blend classic folk music with rough-edged stories of tragedy and fate, all with orchestral arrangements sounding like chamber music gone folk! A lush newgrass Americana folk fusion quintet presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. Winner of the Just Plain Folks 2006 Music Award for Best Roots Album for their debut CD "Blue Eyed Darlin,'" The Hilonesome Band is Steve Rankin on mandolin, Rob Carlson on guitar and dobro, Fred Sanders on bass and Mark Indictor on fiddle, showcasing the songwriting of lead guitarist Carlson. The band has appeared at many premier venues and festivals on the West Coast, including Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage, McCabe's Guitar Shop, The Broad Stage, the Hollywood Bowl, and CalTech Folk Music Society among others. In 2011 their live album “Live at the Freight & Salvage” was released, this their first recording to include new fiddler Mark Indictor who joined the ensemble in 2010. Their most recent studio CD “White Swan” was released in March of 2013 to critical acclaim from No Depression, FolkWorks, Pop Matters, M Magazine for Musicians, Music News Nashville and FolkWords UK among others, and it has been charting in the Top 50 on the Roots Music Report's Combined Internet and Terrestrial Folk Chart since its release in March of 2013.
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Check out their two new music videos ~ "The Millionaire" http://youtu.be/K-dNdnoPx4I "Harlan County Boys." http://youtu.be/Tm_GBpwmggM
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From the Review of “White Swan” on No Depression: “From skilled instrumentation bluegrass jams, Appalachian vocals, sweet high lonesome harmonies and old-time folk influences, White Swan sings with the richness of a tapestry of American music that weaves together each genre through song-craft, clear production and authentic performance in such a seamless way, it feels like we're hearing just one genre; great American music.”
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"The best new band I've never heard of!" -Dan Crary "…does something with a song that only great singers can do..." -- KCSN, Northridge, CA. "One of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today" -- KPFK's FolkScene. "Her singing is impressive at all ranges…" -- Bluegrass Unlimited. "The band is tight, great picking, and beautiful vocals and harmony" -- Che Greenwood, KVMR, Nevada City, CA. "She held the audience in the palm of her hand…." -- Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival. "She can blow the roof off any joint lucky enough to book her" -- Entertainment Weekly.
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More at www.susieglaze.com and www.youtube.com/susieglaze

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Sat, Oct 18, in Palmdale:
7:30 pm TOM RENAUD plus ELAYNA, at Butler's Coffee, 40125 10th St West, Suite I, Palmdale 93551, near the Antelope Valley Mall; 661-272-9530.

“Two of our favourite minstrel gypsies, two amazing guitarists and poignant songwriters dishing up old school folk that's not really much old as it is timeless,” says Kevin Burton Smith, “Butlers Coffee Music Guy.”
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Tom Renaud is a contemporary folksinger, a gifted songwriter & superb acoustic guitarist who's been playing for over 40 years, and has a couple of hundred songs under his belt. He's entertained folks everywhere from concert halls and conferences to schools, churches and coffee houses in the States, Canada and Europe, dazzling them with his acclaimed songs and a deft repertoire that ranges from Irish harp melodies to the Beatles.
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ELAYNA, “the Antelope Valley's First Lady of Folk,” accompanied by “the ol' Stringwalker himself, the amazing DAVE SPROWL,” on bass. “Elayna's been charming (and occasionally ruffling the feathers of) the good folks at Butler's almost since the venue opened, and she can be counted-on to dish out smart, literate and passionate originals and deeply personalized covers with a hushed, melodic intimacy and fiery grace that's wrapped around a spine of steel. Oh -- and just in case you were wondering, she can play a guitar just like ringing a bell,” says Smith.
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No cover charge, but there is a one purchase minimum. Ringside seating is limited, so get there early.

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Sat, Oct 18, in Santa Clarita (Newhall):
7:30pm GRATEFUL DUDES play their weekly bluegrass residency at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24500 Lyons Av, Newhall 91350. (Lyons exit off I-5.)

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Sat, Oct 18, in SFV (Granada Hills):
7:30-11 pm SONGMAKERS monthly “ONION BAGEL OPEN STAGE & JAM” at Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St, Granada Hills 91344.

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Sat, Oct 18, in SFV (NoHo):
7:45 pm Monthly “ARC MUSIC NIGHT” acoustic jam ’til all hours at the ARC Center, 6456 Whitsett Av, North Hollywood 91606; info, LSchallert@aol.com

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Sat, Oct 18, in Pasadena:
8 pm LAURIE LEWIS AND THE RIGHT HANDS, headed-up by Grammy winner LAURIE LEWIS, plays the Pasadena Folk Music Society series in Beckman Institure Auditorium (“Little Beckman”) on the Caltech Campus in Pasadena.
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Laurie's picture is on the cover of the August 2014 issue of the venerable, nationally-distributed, “Bluegrass Unlimited” magazine, and she has two outstanding new CDs out. She recently returned from a 3 week Sierra Nevada backpack trip from Yosemite to Mount Whitney, so life is good and the music is great.
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Last year's “One Evening in May,” a live album recorded in 2013, contains many new original songs, many composed on a retreat she took in Wyoming. She continues to be an amazing singer, fiddler, guitarist, songwriter, and interpreter of some of the classic music of bluegrass.
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Her newly released CD, “Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs of Vern & Ray,” joins her with former GOOD OLD PERSONS bandmate Kathy Kallick, and as our Pasadena Folk Music Society friends assert, “it is destined to be a classic.” Laurie’s musical partnership with Tom Rozum has spanned some 28 years, and they sing and perform so well together. Tom is wonderful mandolin and guitar player, an excellent lead and harmony singer, and his droll humor always adds to the show. Southern California's own Patrick Sauber is a permanent member of Laurie’s multiple-award-winning band, and he is well proven as a highly in-demand player worldwide. Patrick’s backing vocals, in addition to his renowned multi-instrumental prowess, add depth to the band’s sound.
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Concert producers add, “We've just gotten word that John Mailander will play fiddle and Simon Chrisman will play bass for this show.”
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Hear what Laurie does with Kate Long's song, “Who Will Watch the Home Place,” at www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDaEjoD0cqM
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That gives you a good idea of how well Laurie and Tom's voices blend. There's some of Laurie’s mighty fine fiddling there, as well. You can hear Laurie and the Right Hands (with Nina Gerber sitting-in) play “The Crooked Miles,” one of Laurie's new songs on the live album, at www.youtube.com/watch? v=i6pLXnwhFgU
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On that track, note the fine banjo playing of Patrick Sauber.
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There’s much more on Laurie's website, at http://laurielewis.com
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Tickets are $18 for adults, $5 for Caltech students and children. Call the Caltech Ticket Office, M-F, at 626-395-4652 to purchase in advance. This show will surely sell-out, though currently, there are plenty of seats available.
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More on the series, or get on their email list, at http://folkmusic.caltech.edu

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Sat, Oct 18, in Claremont:
8 pm THE LINDY SISTERS plus THE HEP CATS play the Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue, 502 W First St, Claremont 91711.
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Sat, Oct 18, in Whittier:
8 pm “A TRIBUTE TO DENNIS KAMAKAHI” in Southern Cal’s longest-running and best Hawai’ian music concert series, at the Ruth Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, on the campus at Whittier College, 6760 Painter Av, Whittier 90601; 562-907-4203.

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Sat, Oct 18, in Santa Barbara:
8 pm CHRIS SMITHER and TIM EASTON play the “SINGS LIKE HELL” series at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara 93101; 805-963-0761.

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Sat, Oct 18, in Santa Monica:
8 pm PETER MULVEY plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-828-4497.
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McCabe’s booker Lincoln Myerson says, “…we welcome back the great Peter Mulvey, whose stunning drop tuning guitar play and literate songwriting have made him a favorite here at McCabe's. Starting in Boston subways over 20 years ago, Mulvey has pursued a restless, eclectic path as a writer and musician, immersing himself in Tin Pan Alley jazz, modern acoustic, poetry, narrative, and Americana stylings. Relentlessly touring as a headliner (his attitude is, "When you love what you do, you can work all the time") he has also shared the stage with such luminaries as Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Ani diFranco, Indigo Girls, and Greg Brown, and has attracted an audience that stretches from Anchorage to Amsterdam. His latest effort Silver Ladder (produced by Chuck Prophet) has brought wider acclaim to this spectacular artist... long overdue in our opinion. Come see why.”
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Sat, Oct 18, in OC (Fullerton):
8 pm BRENDA XU plays the Night Owl, 200 N Harbor Bl, Fullerton 92832; 714-525-0305.
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Born in Mainland China, BRENDA XU will be appearing with her 3-piece band consisting of two acoustic guitars and drums/percussion to promote her newest ambient-folk album "For The Winter." After releasing a debut EP and a full-length record in her hometown of San Diego to numerous accolades (including reviews in Performer Magazine and a nomination from the San Diego Music Awards), Brenda Xu (pronounced "shoo") re-located to Seattle where she just released her second album. Her ethereal voice has been compared to artists such as PJ Harvey, Daughter, and Aimee Mann.
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Here’s something from her new album “For The Winter” Press Release: “The five years since Brenda Xu released her debut full-length album ‘A Little Illusion’ have been filled with considerable change, all of which is apparent in her new record ‘For The Winter.’ After receiving numerous accolades for the debut, including a nomination for ‘Best Acoustic Artist’ in the San Diego Music Awards, Brenda relocated to Seattle and took an indefinite hiatus from music, focusing on navigating her way through a new city and finding her place in the Seattle music scene. Slowly, the pieces fell into place: she became friends with Seattle-based producer Don Farwell and began forming a band to support her new songs. The years between Xu’s debut and her newest release, ‘For The Winter,’ are immediately apparent. Not only has her ability as a lyricist grown far beyond her years, but sonically, the album is a noted departure from her past singer-songwriter career, and instead treads the delicate line between washed-out ambient tones and carefully crafted acoustic arrangements. ‘For The Winter’ will transport any listener through a range of seasons and emotions, while reminding us that for every season’s waxings and wanings, they all share one commonality: that they will eventually come again. Summer will continue to be followed by autumn, and winter by spring. As for Brenda Xu, she’s leaving an unusually long winter behind and turning the leaf into her second spring. Press “…beautiful music that can calm the most savage beast.” - Thomas Lee, The Frontloader, Album Review of ‘For The Winter,’ at
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“Many fledgling artists are often forced to conceal an unrefined vision and lack of experience behind youthful exuberance…still, every once in a while someone emerges with an album that manages to tap into an unexpected groove and bring a surprising glimpse of fruition to the latent present. Witness Brenda Xu, who has managed to achieve this with ‘It’s True’…despite being sonically sparse, this less-is-more EP is ominously intense.” - Simeon Flick, San Diego Troubadour.
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From a June 2011 article / interview in San Diego Acoustic March 2010 album review of “A Little Illusion” in San Diego Citybeat: “Xu’s rich songwriting skills are evident in every track on A Little Illusion. With a country lilt that sneaks in when you least expect it, Xu opens with a driving beat underneath a velvety-smooth, Suzanne Vega-esque voice and transitions into a captivating combination of acoustic guitar with an ethereal production that sounds almost as if it were being played in reverse. Leaving behind her delicate nature from previous songs, she tears a hole in the album with the standout track, “Count to Ten,” in which she growls under a slapping percussion with a voice seemingly influenced by PJ Harvey. Xu’s abilities as a vocalist on this album appear to be wide-ranging, if not boundless. And joined by the talented musicians with whom she’s surrounded herself, Xu has found a combination that will undoubtedly lead her to success…” -Justin Roberts.

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Sat, Oct 18, in Arcadia:
8 pm RAY GOREN GENERATION BLUES EXPERIENCE, plus the BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 91006; www.arcadiabluesclub.com; 626-447-9349.
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RAY GOREN is a 15-year-old blues guitarist phenom who plays “like he's about 55 years old.”
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Venue has full bar and offers good food with generous portions. Great place, but bring earplugs. Seriously.
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Substantial discount for advance tix (it’s always very reasonable here, anyway):
http://arcadiabluesclub.ticketleap.com/

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Sat, Oct 18, in Santa Barbara Co (Los Olivos):
8 pm PETER FELDMANN & THE VERY LONESOME BOYS bring their award-winning bluegrass to their home venue, the Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Av, Los Olivos 93441; 805-688-9894.

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Sat, Oct 18, in Culver City:
8 pm ZEHNDER plus THE MASTERS OF NOW play Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; 310-398-2583.

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Sat, Oct 18, in Pasadena:
8 pm CIRQUE ZUMA ZUMA presented by the Caltech Public Events series in Beckman Auditorium (“Big Beckman”), on the Caltech campus in Pasadena 91106; 626-395-4652.
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Sat, Oct 18, in Silverlake (L.A.):
8 pm Monthly “SONGWRITER'S SQUARE” at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Café, 2106 Hyperion Av, Silverlake (L.A.)

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Sat, Oct 18, in San Pedro:
POSTPONED: 8 pm JOHN KAYE & STEPPENWOLF TRIBUTE at Alvas Showroom, 1417 W 8th St, San Pedro 90732; 310-519 1314.

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Sat, Oct 18, in WeHo:
8:30 pm THE WATKINS FAMILY HOUR plays the Largo at the Coronet series, 366 N La Cienega Bl, West Hollywood 90048; 310-855-0350.

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Sat, Oct 18, in WeHo:
9 pm KRIS COLT & MAUREENA DANICUR team-up to play the House of Blues Foundation Room at the House of Blues Sunset Strip, 8430 Sunset Bl, West Hollywood; 323-848-5100; www.hob.com.
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Get $10 presale tix from Kris Colt. By phone at 818-590-8039 or by Email to thecelticmutt @gmail.com
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*** Note the FESTIVALS and WORKSHOPS happening today are in their own section, near the front.


Sun, Oct 19, in VC (Moorpark):
3:30 to 5:45 TOM CORBETT with BILL KNOPF and PHIL SALAZAR, plays a set at the annual “UNDERWOOD FARMS WESTERN FESTIVAL” at Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark 93021; www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com; 805-529-3690.
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Tom has a few Southern Cal gigs, and he says, “After that, I'll be on tour in Germany and the Netherlands for about a month and half. These places are a little closer but if you find yourselves over in the Deutschland look me up and I'll buy you one of those giant steins of beer and a sausage.”

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Sun, Oct 19, in Long Beach:
6 pm "REMEMBER THE MUSIC" benefit for Betty's Foundation for Alzeheimer research has a great lineup, with THE FAR WEST, THE LONELY WILD, JESSIE PAYO, & CREEKWOOD, at the Federal Bar, 102 Pine Av, Long Beach
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There are two options: $15 for the show only, or get dinner and the show and support Betty's Foundation for $100.
To make a reservation for the dinner-and-show option, email
holly@bettysfoundation.org
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Show-only option: $15 general admission, no seat, is available at The Federal Bar website; purchase through the calendar page at
www.lb.thefederalbar.com
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The Far West -- Since coming together in 2010 this honky-tonk Americana outfit has been selling out shows arcross the western states. In February 2014 the band released their 2nd album "Any Day Now" on Medina River records. Like their debut effort, this new album has been receiving rave reviews from everyone who hears it, proving that The Far West have something special.
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The Lonely Wild -- Picking up solid momentum from their critically acclaimed debut EP, "Dead End," The Lonely Wild quickly made a name for themselves in and around greater L.A. with fans such as Nic Harcourt (KCSN), Chris Douridas (KCRW) and Kevin Bronson (BuzzBands LA).
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Jessie Payo -- After more than a decade performing with artists that include Melissa Etheridge, Jessie has found her place in the Los Angeles Americana music scene. Her soulful voice will pierce into your heart as she takes you through her expertly crafted musical stories about life, love, and pain. She is a rising star already far above many in this city.
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Creekwood -- After moderate success in the Nashville area, singer-songwriter duo Andrew McBride and Cooper Nelson took the group west to Orange County, CA where they teamed up with the rest of the band. Their sound is truly Americana, drawing from styles such as Bluegrass, Old Time Country, Rock, and Blues. This unique blend of genres is proving to be a breath of fresh air.


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Notable Events
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Wed, Oct 21, in Altadena:
7 pm Monthly “DAVID HARVEY PRESENTS” showcase brings short sets by CHRISTIANE CARGILL KINNEY (her recent awards are the subject of a Guide Feature Story in the Oct 10 edition), plus performances by ANNA MARIA ROSALES & RICH MCCULLEY, SUGAR IN THE GOURD, and CLEOPATRA DEGHER, plus a brand new story by the man David Harvey calls “the Dylan of spoken word,” public radio commentator DYLAN BRODY. It’s at the renowned Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena.
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Reservations are not taken for the show, and the tickets are $10 at the door. Arrive early, so you won’t be disappointed by a full house with you standing in the atrium.
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Series info at www.cityofangelsacoustic.weebly.com

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Wed, Oct 21, in L.A.:
Time tba WYATT CENAC from JON STEWART’S “DAILY SHOW,” is launching his tour in Los Angeles tonight at the Largo, corresponding with the date of his TV special, “Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn,” premiering on Netflix (www. netflix.com); Largo, 432 N Fairfax Av, LA; 323-852-1073.
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The same day, “Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn” will be released as a 1,000 piece limited edition vinyl LP via Cenac’s production company, Amalgamated Bear, and distributed by Other Music.
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The special is entitled “Brooklyn” in part because it was recorded in Brooklyn at Union Hall, a mainstay of the New York comedy scene for the last decade, but also largely due to the fact that Wyatt doesn’t enjoy thinking up titles for things. In it, Wyatt spends his time sharing his observations ranging from the weirdness of adults giving each other hickeys, to watching the neighborhood where his grandmother lived for decades become the backdrop for at least three network sitcoms, a cop drama and probably a reality show about cheesemongers. In keeping with the DIY spirit that has turned Brooklyn into an adjective, “Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn” is directed by Cenac and features puppets as well as cameos from comedian Eugene Mirman (“Bob’s Burgers”) and Gbenga Akinnagbe from “The Wire.”
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Wed, Oct 22, in L.A.:
7:30 pm “A CONVERSATION WITH DENNIS MCNALLY: MUSIC AND RACE IN THE 20th CENTURY,” at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl, entrance on Figueroa, Los Angeles 90015.
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Author Dennis McNally received his PhD in American history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1977 for a biography of Jack Kerouac, published under the title Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America. He became the Grateful Dead's authorized biographer in 1980 and the band's publicist in 1984. In 2002, he published the New York Times bestseller A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead.
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In his new book, “On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom,” McNally explores the significance of African-American music in the evolution of cultural freedom by examining the historical context and the deeper roots of mainstream America's cultural and musical progression. This engaging history begins by reviewing the social legacies of Henry David Thoreau and Mark Twain and their work as centered on the American ideal and the concept of freedom. As the first post-Civil War generation of black Americans came of age, they introduced into the national culture a trio of musical forms-ragtime, blues, and jazz-that would, with their derivations, dominate popular music to this day. Maturing at the hands of Louis Armstrong, it would soon attract a cluster of young white musicians such as the Austin High Gang, who fell in love with black music and were inspired to play it themselves. The next generation of African-Americans introduced bop, rhythm, and blues, and each would develop white followers like the Beat writers and the first young rock 'n' rollers. Because of the ongoing relationship between white, often young, Americans and African American culture, the theoretical separation in American music would begin to disappear. This biracial fusion would ultimately attain its highest achievement in the early work of Bob Dylan, born and raised at the northern end of the same Mississippi River and Highway 61 that had been the birthplace of much of the black music he would embrace. Please join us for a special discussion and Q & A panel about the book with McNally, moderated by journalist Steve Hochman.
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FREE, but this will surely fill up (i.e., sell-out).
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Doors open at 7 pm for the best seats. Admission is free; reservations required. Museum members receive priority seating.

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Thu, Oct 23, in L.A.:
8 pm “THE DROP: DANIEL LANOIS” at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl, entrance on Figueroa, Los Angeles 90015.
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The cover art to “Flesh And Machine,” the new album by gifted musician, renowned producer and ambient pioneer Daniel Lanois - contains a curious image: a baby with cybernetic antennae. The child represents Lanois himself. He explains: "The cover shows a boy who is looking for something that's never been heard before. He's my little seeker, he represents the bit of me that's always in the laboratory experimenting, looking for new sounds and sensations." But the image is apt in another way. Flesh And Machine, his third album for ANTI-, represents nothing short of a total artistic rebirth. Lanois has been involved in playing, recording and producing music for four decades now. In that time, he helped push the ambient genre forward into celestial new territory as Brian Eno's foremost protégé; he has recorded landmark albums for U2 and Peter Gabriel and has helped to revitalize the sonic dimensions of Bob Dylan and Neil Young. But this marks the first time he has truly deployed every sonic weapon in his arsenal and attempted to break virgin ground in support of his own music. The album bristles with new ideas. The softly spoken Canadian spent countless hours processing a very limited array of rock instruments - steel and electric guitars, piano, drums and human voice - to create a futuristic and near infinite sound palette. Please join us as we welcome Lanois to the Clive Davis Theater to discuss his impressive career, the making of the new album and how he continues to raise the spirit of his music and open up doors to the unknown. Moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, Lanois will also take questions from the audience and will perform.
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Tix, $25, by phone at 213-765-6803 or online at www.grammymuseum.org
Doors at 7:30 pm. All proceeds benefit The GRAMMY Museum.

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Tue, Oct 28, in L.A.:
8 pm “AN EVENING WITH LEON RUSSELL” at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W Olympic Bl, entrance on Figueroa, Los Angeles 90015.
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Nov 2, in SFV (NoHo):
3 & 7 pm “SAMHAIN! A CELTIC HALLOWEEN” – The Story of Halloween & Celtic Tales of the Supernatural (The Dead Do Tell Tales) told through song, story, music & dance, produced by Celtic Rhythms, at the Mayflower Club, 11110 Victory Bl, N Hollywood 91606.
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The Guide heartily endorses this show, which has become an annual tradition on the Southern Cal arts scene. We recommend you get tix right away, as it will likely sell-out. And we recommend you opt for the “Preferred” seats, because the venue has a flat floor.
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Samhain: (pronounced sow-in, like the pig) is a Celtic Halloween extravaganza. You'll hear tales of the true origins of the Jack O' the Lantern, of ghostly encounters, and the origins of All Hallows' Eve, told with high energy Irish dances, traditional Celtic tunes that will bewitch your feet and keep your toes a-tappin', ghostly love songs that will rip your heart out, and exciting dances with real swords and axe handles with the dancers in very close proximity to one another. The promo asserts, “You won't want it to end!” That’s true. It’s that good.
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Tickets for the 3 pm show are $15 general seating, $18 Preferred Seating
Tix for the 7 pm show are $18 general seating, $22 preferred seating.
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Info & tickets at:
www.Celtic-Rhythms.com/Samhain
email: celticrhythms22@gmail.com
Tix by phone at 818-939-4313



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Mighty Fine Music Tonight, October 17, 2014 (tonight only in this edition)

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The latest NEWS editions are still relevant, and we have the early report on the weekend in the Oct 14 Edition. We’ll have plenty more, added to that, for you soon, with the full weekend.

But not now, because that would delay telling you about TONIGHT. And we want you to know what’s out there for your Friday frolics.

We will remind you that THIS WEEKEND brings the annual FOLK ALLIANCE REGION WEST “FAR WEST” MUSIC CONFERENCE in Oakland, California (at the Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland 94607). We ’spect you know and are already there if you’re so inclined. But if this tidbit baffles you, Google the title. Folk Alliance is something you should know about. (We gave you all the early-bird registration info, and artist showcase sign-up stuff, months ago, y’know.)

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Fri, Oct 17, in Palmdale:
6 pm Monthly "DESERT SONG OPEN MIC" at Butlers Coffee, 40125 10th St West, Suite I, Palmdale (near the Antelope Valley Mall).
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Producers say, "We intend that the show run briskly from 6 pm sharp until 9 pm. Signups begin at 5:30 pm, for 15 slots. Each slot is 10 minutes. Standby signups will be taken, but will not play unless the show runs short."
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Free show, but one-item purchase minimum (food or beverage).
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More on acoustic music events in the High Desert in the calendar at: http://desertsong.net

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Fri, Oct 17, in Monrovia:
6:30-10 pm Weekly “MONROVIA FAMILY FESTIVAL” features plenty of live acoustic music in venues, restaurants, bars, and on street corners in the charming old downtown, and the 8 pm KATTYWOMPUS CONCERT and JAM with all comers at Dollmakers Kattywompus, 412 S Myrtle Av, Monrovia 91016; 626-357-1091.

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Fri, Oct 17, in San Diego:
6:30 pm Monthly “WALT RICHARDS SLOW JAM” at San Carlos Recreation Center, 6445 Lake Badin Av, San Diego.

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Fri, Oct 17, in Rolling Hills:
7-9 pm Monthly “OPEN MIC NITE” at Amuse - The Palos Verdes Music Center, 43C Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills 310-377-7838.

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Fri, Oct 17, in San Pedro:
7:30-10:30 pm ANDY & RENEE (of the award-winning HARD RAIN) play Ports O' Call Restaurant, 1200 Nagoya Way, San Pedro 90731; reservations, 310-833-3553.

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Fri, Oct 17, in Altadena:
7:30 pm RICHARD SMITH plays the house concert series produced by harmonica virtuoso David Naiditch in Altadena. Reservations get directions at 626-298-0531.

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Fri, Oct 17, in Santa Monica:
8 & 10 pm CHRIS SMITHER plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-828-4497.
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McCabe’s booker, Lincoln Myerson, says, “…one of our favorite performers Chris Smither returns to McCabe's with a 40 year career retrospective album Still On The Levee and a tribute cd Link Of Chain (featuring the likes of friends Loudon Wainwright III, Bonnie Raitt, and Dave Alvin performing Smither favorites) in tow. Drawing from a deep well of influences, Smither crafts a folk blues that is uniquely his own. The New York Times says, "With a weary, well-traveled voice and a seriously intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate." This is one of the most anticipated shows of our year. The 8 pm show is sold out, but a few tickets remain for Chris' 10PM performance. Don't miss out.”
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Fri, Oct 17, in Altadena:
8 pm Performing hosts SUSIE GLAZE & THE HILONESOME BAND bring their bluegrass-flavored Americana to their monthly “WOODSHED SESSIONS” with musical guest DON RAYMOND at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reservations, 626-798-6236.
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The Woodshed Sessions presents a new show each month with new songs in development from the band and their special guests, Southern California's finest singer/songwriters.
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Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band has been likened to the classic British bands Pentangle and Fairport Convention in that they blend classic folk music with rough-edged stories of tragedy and fate, all with orchestral arrangements sounding like chamber music gone folk! A lush newgrass Americana folk fusion quintet presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. Winner of the Just Plain Folks 2006 Music Award for Best Roots Album for their debut CD "Blue Eyed Darlin,'" The Hilonesome Band is Steve Rankin on mandolin, Rob Carlson on guitar and dobro, Fred Sanders on bass and Mark Indictor on fiddle, showcasing the songwriting of lead guitarist Carlson. The band has appeared at many premier venues and festivals on the West Coast, including Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage, McCabe's Guitar Shop, The Broad Stage, the Hollywood Bowl, and CalTech Folk Music Society among others. In 2011 their live album “Live at the Freight & Salvage” was released, this their first recording to include new fiddler Mark Indictor who joined the ensemble in 2010. Their most recent studio CD “White Swan” was released in March of 2013 to critical acclaim from No Depression, FolkWorks, Pop Matters, M Magazine for Musicians, Music News Nashville and FolkWords UK among others, and it has been charting in the Top 50 on the Roots Music Report's Combined Internet and Terrestrial Folk Chart since its release in March of 2013.
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Check out their two new music videos ~ "The Millionaire" http://youtu.be/K-dNdnoPx4I "Harlan County Boys." http://youtu.be/Tm_GBpwmggM
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From the Review of “White Swan” on No Depression: “From skilled instrumentation bluegrass jams, Appalachian vocals, sweet high lonesome harmonies and old-time folk influences, White Swan sings with the richness of a tapestry of American music that weaves together each genre through song-craft, clear production and authentic performance in such a seamless way, it feels like we're hearing just one genre; great American music.”
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"The best new band I've never heard of!" -Dan Crary "…does something with a song that only great singers can do..." -- KCSN, Northridge, CA. "One of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today" -- KPFK's FolkScene. "Her singing is impressive at all ranges…" -- Bluegrass Unlimited. "The band is tight, great picking, and beautiful vocals and harmony" -- Che Greenwood, KVMR, Nevada City, CA. "She held the audience in the palm of her hand…." -- Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival. "She can blow the roof off any joint lucky enough to book her" -- Entertainment Weekly.
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Fri, Oct 17, in L.A.:
8 pm BRENDA XU plays Room 5, 143 N La Brea, Los Angeles 90036; 323-938-2504.
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Here’s something from her new album “For The Winter” Press Release: “The five years since Brenda Xu released her debut full-length album ‘A Little Illusion’ have been filled with considerable change, all of which is apparent in her new record ‘For The Winter.’ After receiving numerous accolades for the debut, including a nomination for ‘Best Acoustic Artist’ in the San Diego Music Awards, Brenda relocated to Seattle and took an indefinite hiatus from music, focusing on navigating her way through a new city and finding her place in the Seattle music scene. Slowly, the pieces fell into place: she became friends with Seattle-based producer Don Farwell and began forming a band to support her new songs. The years between Xu’s debut and her newest release, ‘For The Winter,’ are immediately apparent. Not only has her ability as a lyricist grown far beyond her years, but sonically, the album is a noted departure from her past singer-songwriter career, and instead treads the delicate line between washed-out ambient tones and carefully crafted acoustic arrangements. ‘For The Winter’ will transport any listener through a range of seasons and emotions, while reminding us that for every season’s waxings and wanings, they all share one commonality: that they will eventually come again. Summer will continue to be followed by autumn, and winter by spring. As for Brenda Xu, she’s leaving an unusually long winter behind and turning the leaf into her second spring. Press “…beautiful music that can calm the most savage beast.” - Thomas Lee, The Frontloader, Album Review of ‘For The Winter,’ at
www.thefrontloader.com/2014/09/12/brenda-xu-light-of-the-moon/
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“Many fledgling artists are often forced to conceal an unrefined vision and lack of experience behind youthful exuberance…still, every once in a while someone emerges with an album that manages to tap into an unexpected groove and bring a surprising glimpse of fruition to the latent present. Witness Brenda Xu, who has managed to achieve this with ‘It’s True’…despite being sonically sparse, this less-is-more EP is ominously intense.” - Simeon Flick, San Diego Troubadour.
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From a June 2011 article / interview in San Diego Acoustic March 2010 album review of “A Little Illusion” in San Diego Citybeat: “Xu’s rich songwriting skills are evident in every track on A Little Illusion. With a country lilt that sneaks in when you least expect it, Xu opens with a driving beat underneath a velvety-smooth, Suzanne Vega-esque voice and transitions into a captivating combination of acoustic guitar with an ethereal production that sounds almost as if it were being played in reverse. Leaving behind her delicate nature from previous songs, she tears a hole in the album with the standout track, “Count to Ten,” in which she growls under a slapping percussion with a voice seemingly influenced by PJ Harvey. Xu’s abilities as a vocalist on this album appear to be wide-ranging, if not boundless. And joined by the talented musicians with whom she’s surrounded herself, Xu has found a combination that will undoubtedly lead her to success…” -Justin Roberts.

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Fri, Oct 17, in Arcadia:
8 pm COREY STEVENS, plus the BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 91006; www.arcadiabluesclub.com; 626-447-9349.
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COREY STEVENS released his debut album in 1995, garnering comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan, and scored a rock radio hit with the single, "Blue Drops of Rain." "One More Time," from his 1997 follow up, “Road To Zen,” was his highest charting single. It reached the top ten in Radio & Records and #22 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. He is an American blues guitarist from Centralia, Illinois. He began playing guitar at age 11 and moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale to pursue a career in the music business. Stevens worked as a school teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for ten years before signing a recording contract with the independent label, Eureka Records.
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Substantial discount for advance tix (it’s always very reasonable here, anyway):
http://arcadiabluesclub.ticketleap.com/

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Fri, Oct 17, in Pasadena:
9 pm DAVE GLEASON TRIO, plus openers CALICO THE BAND, play the "CALIFORNIA ROOTS UNION" series at T. Boyle's Tavern, 37 N Catalina Av, Pasadena 91106.
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David Serby tells us, "Calico The Band will fill the room with hypnotic harmonies and vintage Los Angeles twang at 9 pm, after which The Dave Gleason Trio (Dave, Gregory Boaz, and Steve Mugalian) will set the place on fire with some of the most incendiary guitar slinging we've seen in years."
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FRESH NEWS FEATURES and Ticket Alerts from the Acoustic Music World & Beyond – Oct 14, 2014

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TWO separate editions today. One (the other one) to bring you an update on live music events, and THIS one with all the MUSIC NEWS.

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In this edition…

♪ Some quick TICKET ALERTS

♪ SEVEN fresh NEWS FEATURES (with a directory, up-front)

♪ Encore presentation on last Friday’s SIX NEWS FEATURES (with their own directory), because you wanted them separate from the festivals and events listings

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♪ TICKET ALERTS…

SHOVELS & ROPE with WILLIE WATSON play Nov 7 at the El Rey Theatre in L.A. / Doors at 8 pm / Tix, $22, on sale now.

BOB SCHNEIDER with THE WIND + THE WAVE play Nov 15 at the Roxy in WeHo / Doors at 8 pm / Tix $20, on sale now.

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Tix Alert for 2015…

THE WOOD BROTHERS play Jan 14, 2015, at the El Rey Theatre in L.A. / Doors at 7 pm /
Tix $22 adv, $27 doors (if any remain) / on sale Oct 17 at 10 am.

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Tix Alert for 2015…

THE WHO’s “THE WHO HITS 50!” 50th anniversary tour is set for North America in 2015, with two local dates:
Sep 16, 2015 at Honda Center in OC / Doors: 6:30 pm / Tix $49.50, $92.50, $149.50.
Sep 21, 2015 at Staples Center in L.A. / Doors: 6:30 pm / Tix $49.50, $62.50, $92.50, $154.50.
Both venues on sale Oct 17 at 10 am (EARLIER OPTIONS; see the Guide’s story below!)


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♪ FRESH NEWS FEATURES, Tuesday, October 14…

(1) ARLO GUTHRIE TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF "ALICE'S RESTAURANT MASSACREE" WITH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN 2015

(2) “WYNONNA AND FRIENDS: STORIES & SONG” TOUR COMING IN EARLY 2015

(3) THE WHO’s 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR HITS IN 2015, WITH TWO LOCAL DATES

(4) NEW ORLEANS’ ICON, PROFESSOR LONGHAIR: KEY RE-RELEASE FROM RHINO

(5) THE ROYS, SIBLING BLUEGRASS DUO, HIT TV, OCTOBER 16

(6) BUDDY MONDLOCK, ON BRINGING AMERICANA MAGIC BACK FROM IRELAND

(7) NEW RELEASE ON ROUNDER: DOUG SEEGERS – “GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER”


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Breaking News, Oct 14…

√ ARLO GUTHRIE TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF "ALICE'S RESTAURANT MASSACREE" WITH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN 2015

Perhaps it’s generational. But we think it’s transcendent. Hundreds of radio stations get anticipatory phone calls from listeners every Thanksgiving to be sure they’ll spin it. And when Arlo talked about “Alice’s Restaurant” on the editor’s L.A. radio show, the phones went crazy.

When you can conquer mainstream media with a counter-culture song, that’s a landmark:

"A great reminder of just how effective a bit of absurdity can be when it comes to combating serious issues."
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"A quintessential Guthrie composition in the way it turns a true story into an amusing folk tale."
- New York Times

"The strength of 'Alice's Restaurant' is its feel of truth -- and how it speaks that truth to power."
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"If there's one Turkey Day custom in our city that people actually enjoy, it's the airing of the classic 1967 Arlo Guthrie yarn 'Alice's Restaurant Massacree'."
- Philadelphia Weekly

Legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie will hit the road this coming January, 2015, to embark on an 18-month North American tour celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree,"

It’s somewhat of a surprise, since Arlo essentially stopped performing the piece after his 40th anniversary tour, which ended more than eight years ago. The Guide quoted him as saying, “How would you like it if your whole life was a Groundhog Day of the same twenty-minute song, everywhere you went?”

But people everywhere still want to hear it. His signature musical monologue that runs more than 18 minutes, "Alice's Restaurant" is both an anti-war piece and a Thanksgiving holiday anthem to families across the globe. Indeed, it all originates from Guthrie's experience on Thanksgiving in 1965.

Each night on the forthcoming tour, Guthrie will perform his most prominent work in its entirety, as well as selections from every full-length studio album he's released since his debut, “Alice's Restaurant,” in 1967. In addition to the announced tour dates listed below, additional shows will be added in the coming months.

So, far, the Southern California gets four shows:
April 6 - Los Angeles, in Disney Hall
April 10 & 11 - Irvine, at the Irvine Barclay Theater
April 12 - Santa Clarita, in the very nice Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center
(all other dates, nationwide, are below)

Folk songs enduring many decades of change only become classics when storylines remain just as relevant today as they were when originally composed. "Alice's Restaurant" is of this ilk; it's now weaved into the fabric of American society. However listeners interpret the quintessential tune, we can rest assured that people of all different walks of life come together singing that famous chorus, "You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant..."

"The Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour" will bring together an ensemble of fine musicians that may never have graced the stage together at one time. Arlo's deft band includes TERRY HALL on drums, BOBBY SWEET on guitar and vocals, DARREN TODD on guitar, and Arlo’s son ABE GUTHRIE on keyboards.

Each show will also be “curated” with a special multi-media presentation, featuring previously unseen images from the Guthrie archives. More than 75,000 photos have recently been digitized, and selections will be projected along with PETER STAR's claymation film depicting Arlo's "Motorcycle Song".

“Arlo Guthrie Presents ‘The Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour’”:

1/21 - Daytona Beach, FL - Peabody Auditorium
1/22 - Gainesville, FL - Phillips Center
1/23 - Clearwater, FL - The Capitol Theater
1/25 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Parker Playhouse
1/26 & 1/27 - Stuart, FL - The Lyric Theatre
1/29 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
1/30 - Statesboro, GA - Georgia Southern University
1/31 - Atlanta, GA - The Ferst Center
2/2 - Newberry, SC - The Newberry Opera House
2/5 - Frederick, MD - The Weinberg Center
2/6 - Manassas, VA - Hylton Performing Arts Center
2/7 & 2/8 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
2/10 & 2/11 - Hampton, VA - The American Theatre
2/13 & 2/14 - Asheville, NC - Diana Worthman Theatre
2/17 & 2/18 - Nashville, TN - The City Winery
2/20 - Knoxville, TN - The Bijou Theatre
2/21 - Birmingham, AL - Alys Stephens Center
2/26 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center
2/27 - Richardson, TX - Eisenmann Center
3/1 - Galveston, TX - The Grand 1894 Opera House
3/4 - Lafayette, LA - The Acadiana
3/6 - Rolla, MO - The Leach Theater
3/7 - Edwardsville, IL - Morris University Center
3/28 - Avon (Beaver Creek Village), CO - Vilar Center
3/31 - Santa Fe, NM - The Lensic
4/2 - Tuscon, AZ - The Fox Theatre
4/4 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Performing Arts Center
4/6 - Los Angeles, CA - Disney Hall
4/8 - Arroyo Grande, CA - The Clark Center
4/10 & 4/11 - Irvine, CA - The Irvine Barclay Theater
4/12 - Santa Clarita, CA - Santa Clarita PAC
4/14 - Livermore, CA - The Livermore Valley
4/16 - Davis, CA - Mondavi Center
4/17 - Berkeley, CA - Zellerbach Hall
4/18 - Napa, CA - The City Winery
4/24 - Denver, CO - The Paramount Theater
4/27 - Sioux Falls, SD - Washington Pavilion
4/28 - Omaha, NE - The Holland Center
4/30 - West Bloomfield, MI - Jewish Community Center
5/1 - Indianapolis, IN - The Egyptian Room
5/2 & 5/3 - Akron, OH - E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
Again, more cites will be added. Stay up to date on www.risingsonrecords.com.


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√ “WYNONNA AND FRIENDS: STORIES & SONG” TOUR COMING IN EARLY 2015

American music icon WYNONNA has announced dates for her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour, launching Wednesday, January 14 in Durham, NC/ With a stop in her Ashland, KY hometown, the special run of shows will visit intimate venues only, including one in Southern California for two shows.

With her one-of-a-kind powerhouse voice and engaging storytelling flair, WYNONNA – joined by her 3-piece band including her husband, producer and award-winning artist CACTUS MOSER – will share with audiences the personal stories behind what inspired her to record the songs from her 30-year platinum career.

“Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” will hit Indiana, Idaho, California, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut, before wrapping Sunday, March 8 in Boston, MA.

You can purchase tickets now and stay informed on new confirmed shows at:

www.wynonna.com

“The concept for the ‘Stories & Song’ tour has been a dream of mine for many years and will be unlike any tour I’ve ever done before,” explains WYNONNA about the inspiration for this special tour. “My husband and professional partner, Cactus Moser, and I have put this show together and, along with the band [THE BIG NOISE], we all feel a renewed passion and we believe that this music is being celebrated in a whole new way. That gives me a great deal of hope and it is my prayer that others who come to our shows will experience that hope as well.”

When asked why she feels now is the time for a tour like this, WYNONNA says, “I have shared the stage with some of the greatest singers and musicians in the world and I have recorded with artists from all genres of music. It has been an amazing journey for me. I'm an ordinary woman that extraordinary things have happened to because I choose to continue to suit up and show up where I am called. I am more passionate now than I have ever been about my life, my gift, my faith, hopes and dreams, and I want so much to share my story and my songs with my fans. I have experienced so many personal and professional highs and lows on this journey, and having been on the road for 34 years now, I am so grateful for the wisdom and experience I have gained throughout all that has happened on and off stage. I'm looking forward to sharing my message with others, to celebrate this time in my life with the fans that have supported me all these years, as well as connect with new fans.”

As a five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author, WYNONNA’s career has always revolved around telling stories. Whether she’s using her rich, commanding voice to sing one of her countless hits or sitting down for one of her many bold, honest television appearances, WYNONNA always gets her point across with unflinching honesty and wisdom gained over the course of her very public life.

WYNONNA has been working with husband / producer / drummer Cactus Moser on solo material for her 8th studio album due out in 2015 on Curb Records. She recently opened up to “Rolling Stone Country” about the direction the new music is taking, describing it as “vintage yet modern” in the July 9, 2014 edition. The full interview can be read at:

www.rollingstone.com/music/news/wynonna-gets-raw-primal-on-life-changing-new-album-20140709

The couple also recently released “Follow Me,” an original song exclusively for the film “The Hornet’s Nest” which features unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan’s most hostile valleys.

They performed the powerful track on “Good Morning America” back on May 22; you can watch it at:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/wynonna-judd-inspired-hornets-nest-23823963#.U77ZZFwmlFM.twitter

Only one date / two shows on the tour are currently set for Southern California. (More dates are set to be added, but not necessarily here.) Catch WYNONNA on Saturday, February 14, 2015, when the tour hits the La Mirada Theatre in La Mirada, CA, for two shows. Use the ticket link above.



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√ THE WHO’s 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR HITS IN 2015, WITH TWO LOCAL DATES

When a rock act has been this influential for this long, and their repertoire includes a lot of music with acoustic instrumentation, we’ll tell you when they do something significant. Tickets are on sale NOW via one outlet, and become available to all on Friday, for a mega-tour by THE WHO. The shows are a long way off – 13 months away – but this will sell-out rather quickly, so don’t dawdle.

THE WHO’s “THE WHO HITS 50!” 50th anniversary tour is set for North America in 2015, with two local dates:
Sep 16, 2015 at Honda Center in OC / Doors: 6:30 pm / Tix $49.50, $92.50, $149.50.
Sep 21, 2015 at Staples Center in L.A. / Doors: 6:30 pm / Tix $49.50, $62.50, $92.50, $154.50.
Both venues on sale Oct 17 at 10 am (EARLIER OPTIONS; see the Guide’s story below!)

“THE WHO HITS 50!” 50th anniversary tour is set for North America in 2015.

The tour set list will include iconic songs: “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “My Generation,”
“Baba O’Riley,” “Who Are You,” “I Can’t Explain,” “Pinball Wizard” and “Behind Blue Eyes.”

THE WHO, one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands, will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour to North America in 2015. The tour kicks-off its first leg, a spring run, on April 15 in Tampa, FL and includes 20 stops throughout the East before wrapping May 30 in Forest Hills, NY. Then, the fall leg launches September 14 in San Diego, CA with West Coast dates before going throughout the U.S. and across Canada and concluding November 4 in Philadelphia, PA.

TICKETS

Citi is the “official credit card,” meaning Citi cardmembers NOW have access to purchase presale tickets for the U.S. dates, beginning yesterday, Monday, October 13 at 10 am through Citi’s “Private Pass Program.” For complete presale details are at www.citiprivatepass.com.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 17 at 10 am (local time) at

www.thewho.com.

“THE WHO HITS 50!” tour is presented by AEG Live.

Set lists on these shows will take their audience on an “Amazing Journey” through THE WHO’s entire career, from the band’s early days to classic albums including “Who’s Next,” “Tommy,” “Quadrophenia,” “My Generation,” and “Live At Leeds,” through the present day.

There are “Exclusive VIP packages” that include reserved tickets with close-up seats, plus special access to THE WHO’S VIP preshow soundcheck, pre-show VIP parties, autographed limited edition memorabilia, and more. Additional details on tickets and VIP packages are at www.thewho.com.

$1 from each ticket sold on “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will benefit Teen Cancer America (www.teencanceramerica.org).

Fan club info and sign-ups are available at www.fanclub.thewho.com/signup.



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√ NEW ORLEANS’ ICON, PROFESSOR LONGHAIR: KEY RE-RELEASE FROM RHINO

The beginning of each week, the folks at Rhino Records dig into the vaults, find something old, and make it new again as a “Mono Monday” release. This week is a compilation rather than a studio album, but it’s an especially important compilation, one which provides a glimpse into the New Orleans sound circa the late 1940s and early 1950s via the early recordings of a gentlemen named HENRY ROELAND BYRD, known to his friends as “Roy,” and to fans of his music as the one and only PROFESSOR LONGHAIR.

Originally released in 1972, “New Orleans Piano” is a compilation of material recorded by the good Professor between 1949 and 1952, including his take on “Tipitina,” which joined the US National Recording Registry in 2011. And there’s much more in the mix to enjoy, including “Mardi Gras in New Orleans,” “She Walks Right In,” “Walk Your Blues Away,” and a dozen others. In fact, when Rolling Stone compiled its 2003 list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” “New Orleans Piano” was there in the #220 spot, which is a remarkably strong showing for an album which was far more influential than it ever was commercially successful.

Professor Longhair continued his career as a performing and recording artist all the way up until his death in 1980 at the age of 61, releasing some highly entertaining work into his later years, including the trifecta of “Rock ‘n Roll Gumbo” (1977), “Live on the Queen Mary” (1980), and “Crawfish Fiesta” (1980). But if you’re in search of a single-disc look into his early career, “New Orleans Piano” is absolutely indispensable.

You can download each of the 13 tracks at:

www.rhino.com/article/mono-mondays-professor-longhair-new-orleans-piano?eml=rn/101414/monomondays3

Follow Rhino’s “Mono Mondays” playlist on Spotify, at:
https://play.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/0XeqIg5F7QZANUIt6h7uEo?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open


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√ THE ROYS, SIBLING BLUEGRASS DUO, HIT TV, OCTOBER 16

Nashville, TN (October 14, 2014) – THE ROYS are a bluegrass duo who keep busy on the charts and on the road. THE ROYS will debut on “Young Country’s” upcoming season premiere for Blue Highways TV Network beginning Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 and 10:30 pm ET, with repeats October 18 and 19 at 3:30 pm and 9:30 pm ET, respectively. The network is not common on Southern Cal cable carriers, but broadcasts in select areas via AT+T U-verse, Charter Communications, DIRECT TV and Dish Network.

This is the duo's second television appearance this month. Last week, they were featured guests on "Live From The Couch," the ZUUS Country "On The Rise" series. Their current CD, “The View,” debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart and sits at #12 on the “Roots Music Report.”

“Deep Roots” recently featured their CD, “The View,” as their Album of the Week, and “Folk Acoustic Music Exchange” observes, "In just a few short years ... they've made an indelible mark in the Bluegrass / Country / Folk world and with The View, [they] are demonstrating exactly why that's so."

THE ROYS latest single, "No More Lonely," is further evidence of the duo’s talents and of their fans' loyalty. The track is #4 on the SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction “Most-Played Tracks,” and #13 on the “Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart,” and it’s #45 on the “Airplay Direct” chart.

The busy siblings are happily touring and recent performances include the IBMA “World of Bluegrass” event, the 44th Annual IEBA Conference, and the “Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree” on October 11.

Stay social with THE ROYS at
www.theroysonline.com
www.facebook.com/theroysmusic



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√ BUDDY MONDLOCK, ON BRINGING AMERICANA MAGIC BACK FROM IRELAND

Buddy wrote from the road to say, “There it was.

“It happened about ten days ago in Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, in a little pub called McGann’s. The magic. The musicians pull the music from deep down in the well and it’s bigger than they are. The spirit glows and burns not only in the players but inside the listeners too. Your soul gets bigger. Draiochte they call it. Sometimes years go by before it happens to you again. This past week, since I flew back to America, I’ve been doing shows with some old friends, songwriters CRAIG BICKHARDT and DON HENRY.

“They are the real deal and I’ll be damned if it didn’t happen again the other night!

“Listen (and watch an earlier festival recording of) Craig’s song, ‘This Old House,’ at

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJOB2J_hwDU

“and catch Don’s song, ‘Beautiful Fool,’ (performed at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café) at

www.youtube.com/watch?v=665B5fWd0V8

“and you’ll get an idea of how that’s possible. Tonight is our last show together on this run. We’ll be playing at the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC as part of WFUV DJ John Platt’s “On Your Radar” series. What a pleasure it has been.

“But I’m not done yet. I keep looking for the Draiochte every night. In the next 10 days I’ll be playing shows on my own in PA, MD, NC and VA.”

Meanwhile, the rest of us can sample that Draiochte online.


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√ NEW ROUNDER RELEASE: DOUG SEEGERS – “GOING DOWN TO THE RIVER”

– just out (this past Tuesday) on Rounder Records

Doug Seegers’ highly anticipated debut album “Going Down To The River” features music icons BUDDY MILLER and EMMYLOU HARRIS, and it just became available.

“Seegers is set to be Country’s next Star,” says Newsday.

“Start to finish, this is one of the best Country releases you will hear this year,” says PopMatters.

You can hit your local record store (which we ALWAYS recommend), or download a copy at

www.itunes.apple.com


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Are (were) you asking for last Friday’s NEWS FEATURES in a separate edition?

Well, then: Encore!

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Following are ALL THE NEWS FEATURES from the OCTOBER 10, 2014 EDITION, because you said you wanted to see them published separate from the festivals and events listings and write-ups…
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♪ Encore NEWS FEATURES from the October 10, 2014 edition:

1) L.A.’s CHRISTIANE CARGILL KINNEY WINS TWO GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS

2) NATHAN STANLEY WINS "BLUEGRASS ALBUM OF THE YEAR" AT DOVE AWARDS

3) AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES TO HONOR DR. RALPH STANLEY, ROBERT REICH, ROBERT BALLARD, AL PACINO, JOHN IRVING, ANNIE PROULX, & JULES FEIFFER, ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th

4) STAGECOACH FESTIVAL, 2015: TICKETS & LINEUP ANNOUNCED

5) PLAY DETECTIVE AT THE SYMPHONY, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25th

6) GREEK THEATRE OPERATION: CITY DELAYS DECISION ON OCTOBER 9

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√ L.A.’s CHRISTIANE CARGILL KINNEY WINS TWO GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS

Some artists don’t send you way up on the sidewalk with wide-load flashers on their egos. It’s refreshing when you find that – to a point. Though sometimes, you find yourself shaking your head when the situation warrants Roman Heralds with four-foot trumpets and a regiment spreading flower petals. Get a load of how the winner of not one, but TWO awards, announced it.

Christiane Cargill Kinney wrote, “Really cool news to share. (I won two Global Music Awards, one for songwriting and one for best instrumental performance by a musical group with my Celtic bandmates).”

Yep. She put it IN PARENTHESES.

Christiane added, “Thanks to the GMAs for these awesome trophies that I hope will inspire our kids to continue being creative and pursuing their dreams always.”

Christiane describes herself as “Singer-songwriter at Celestial Records Music and Partner and Music Attorney at LeClair Ryan; Studied at Pepperdine University School of Law; Lives in Los Angeles, California. Female • Liberal.”

She is a formidable presence on the Irish music scene, and that’s reflected in the names of her children, Ireland, her daughter, and Zaiden, her son. Her husband, Seán Kinney, describes her as “My rock star wife.”

Speaking of her husband, Christiane’s pair of awards aren’t the only trophy wall additions at their house. She hastened to share, “Just wanted to take a moment this morning to brag on my hubby Seán - our shelves must now also find space for a shiny new 2014 Telly Award that he just won for an online promotional segment he directed, shot, edited, storyboarded, animated, etc. about our very favorite kilt store, Sport Kilt, who also carries his Tartan design! Congratulations honey, so happy I get to share life with someone as awesome as you!”

You caught yourself saying, “Awwww,” didn’t you? Get the idea that ya gotta love these people? You’ll have a chance to hear a short set by Christiane Cargill Kinney on October 21st at 7 pm, at the monthly “David Harvey Presents” showcase at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. Along with Christiane, there will be performances by Anna Maria Rosales & Rich McCulley, Sugar in the Gourd, and Cleopatra Degher, plus a brand new story by the man David Harvey calls “the Dylan of spoken word,” public radio commentator Dylan Brody. Reservations are not taken for the show, and the tickets are $10 at the door. Arrive early, so you won’t be disappointed by a full house with you standing in the atrium. Series info at www.cityofangelsacoustic.weebly.com

Learn more about Christiane Cargill Kinney, her music and the awards, at www.christianekinney.com and www.riddlethesphinx.com

The Guide adds our congratulations to the Kinney’s. And Christiane, lose the parentheses.


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√ NATHAN STANLEY WINS "BLUEGRASS ALBUM OF THE YEAR" AT DOVE AWARDS

Nathan Stanley, grandson of bluegrass icon Dr. Ralph Stanley, won for his album, “Every Mile.” The honor came during the gala at the annual Dove Awards, in Nashville, Tennessee, the evening of October 7, 2014. The prestigious event is presented by the Gospel Music Association.

The young Stanley’s "winning album was produced by Terry Thompson and features notable collaborations, including one with Vince Gill on "Hand in Hand with Jesus," a duet with his legendary grandfather Dr. Ralph Stanley, and tracks with Sonya Isaacs Yeary & Becky Isaacs Bowman, Jeff & Sheri Easter, T. Graham Brown & Judy Marshall, Jeff Bates, Wes Hampton, and Adam Crabb.

"I am truly honored!" proclaimed Nathan Stanley, who continued, "This was my first Dove nomination. I cannot express how thrilled I am to have won this award, not just for me, but for my papaw. He has paved the way for so many, including me. Having him on this album was special enough, but to now share a Dove award with him takes it to another place.”

Remembering where he was, and who was making the award, Nathan added, “I want to thank everyone who played a part in making this happen. Most of all, I give all of the praise and glory to my lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Without him, this would not have been possible."

The Guide has always had a soft spot for Nathan Stanley, going back eight years, when he was much younger. After the Guide’s editor featured Nathan’s first album on his L.A. broadcast and web simulcast radio show, Nathan, then a junior high student, sent a handwritten letter of thanks – on lined notebook paper. We’ve never known how much came from his grandfather’s influence and how much was his own inclination. It made an enduring impression, either way.

Learn more about Nathan Stanley at www.nathanstanleymusic.com


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√ AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES TO HONOR DR. RALPH STANLEY, ROBERT REICH, ROBERT BALLARD, AL PACINO, JOHN IRVING, ANNIE PROULX, & JULES FEIFFER, ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th

Trailblazing musician Dr. Ralph Stanley has been elected a Fellow in the Humanities and Arts category of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joins a prestigious Class of 2014, a group that also includes actor and director Al Pacino, novelists John Irving and Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, and oceanographer and discoverer of the Titanic, Robert Ballard, among others.

In May, Stanley was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University. It was his second such distinction, the first having been conferred in 1976 by Lincoln Memorial University, and the reason he includes the title of “Dr.” with his name.

On Saturday, the elder Stanley will be inducted formally into the Academy at its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Academy was founded in 1780 to recognize America's foremost "thinkers and doers." Among its past members are George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Martin Luther King Jr.

Current members include more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize-winners.

Recognized as the leading exponent of traditional Appalachian music and a founding father of bluegrass, Stanley has spread his sound around the world during his 68 years of touring and recording. He began his career in 1946 as the younger half of the Stanley Brothers, a group then headed by singer-songwriter Carter Stanley. The Stanley Brothers performed, recorded and appeared on television together until Carter's death in 1966.

In the years following, Stanley built and led a band that at various times featured such rising talents as Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Larry Sparks, and Charlie Sizemore. So significant was the Stanley sound in the 2000 movie, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" that it rocketed Ralph from icon of the bluegrass genre to superstar of music. He was profiled by novelist David Gates in “The New Yorker” magazine and went on to earn a Grammy as “Top Male Country Vocalist,” edging-out that year’s other nominees, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, and Lyle Lovett. To date, Dr. Ralph Stanley has won three Grammy awards.

Stanley's high, forlorn vocals are featured in the seven-million-selling "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. In addition, he was the first performer to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in the 21st Century. He is a member of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

Learn more about Dr. Ralph Stanley at
http://drralphstanleymusic.com


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√ STAGECOACH FESTIVAL, 2015: TICKETS & LINEUP ANNOUNCED

Just Announced, on Tuesday...

STAGECOACH, the annual spring event that bills itself as "California’s Country Music Festival" always includes lots of top Folk-Americana acts on its "B" and "C" stages.

Set for April 24-26, 2015 and produced by Goldenvoice and the Messina Group, Stagecoach has announced the opening of ticket sales for the 2015 festival. Also just released is most of the lineup.

Featured Nashville country headliners are Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Dierks Bentley, Justin Moore, The Band Perry, Sara Evans, Eli Young Band, Cassadee Pope, and Kacey Musgraves.

Of considerably more interest to our readers are Merle Haggard, ZZ Top, and Gregg Allman. Read the entire list and you'll spot others. The full lineup is in the event poster images at
www.stagecoachfestival.com

Stagecoach takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, in California's low desert, in the same grounds used the previous two weekends for a big alternative music festival.

Advance tix for Stagecoach are $269 for a 3-day general admission, or $799 for "Corral Reserved Seating & Corral Standing Pit." There are extra cost provisions for RVs and camping.

Tickets go on sale Oct 14 at 10 am.


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√ PLAY DETECTIVE AT THE SYMPHONY, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25th

With the help of everyone’s favorite detective, none other than Sherlock Holmes himself, Pacific Symphony invites children and families to help solve the mystery of a haunted violin during a morning of music, laughter and clue-finding fun.

It's “A Sherlock Holmes Halloween,” the first concert of the 2014-15 "Family Musical Mornings" series. It's billed as "a campy, comedic turn from the traditional Halloween fare." The ever-innovative Pacific Symphony continues to find ways to make classical music attractive and accessible, and the Guide congratulates them once again for their ongoing commitment.

The premise this time around is all-ages-friendly fun. While leading the orchestra in Saint-Saëns’ spooky “Danse Macabre,” Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutiérrez hears a mysterious violin haunting the concert hall. To find out who is behind this shadow sound, played by young artist Francisco Fullana,who recently won the Johannes Brahms International Violin Competition. The maestro asks for assistance from his “good friends,” Sherlock Holmes (played by Rich Wordes) and Watson (played by Stephanie Draude), to get to the bottom of the case.

Two concerts take place, both on Saturday, Oct 25. One is at 10 am, the other at 11:30 am, both in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Full info and advance tix are available at www.PacificSymphony.org


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√ GREEK THEATRE OPERATION: CITY DELAYS DECISION ON OCTOBER 9

The Guide brought our readers a late-breaking news story in a special edition this past Tuesday. We detailed, to a much greater extent than most other journalistic sources, the controversy surrounding the impending decision by the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission to end the longtime arrangement with Nederlander and award operation of the Greek Theater to the recently merged mega-corporation, Live Nation-Ticketmaster.

The Guide’s story was picked-up by the L.A. Progressive, which greatly expanded its readership.

Thanks to public response at the Thursday morning meeting, the City’s decision about the iconic venue in Griffith Park has been postponed. You can still read our story – look in the sidebar at left in the full site, or on your mobile device, hit your “back” key and scroll to select it.



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