Live from Laurel Canyon

 

THE SHOW | California Dreamin’ to Hotel California. Songs & Stories.

“Live From Laurel Canyon ~ Songs & Stories of American Folk Rock” is a 90-minute journey through a very special time in American popular music.  A time when an entire generation of youth felt abandoned by their own culture and were searching for a sound that helped define them; a sound that shared the protest and awareness of folk music and the attitude and look of rock music.  Join us as we follow these legendary artists and share stories on how they ended up in the Canyon and how this

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Skerryvore

Back on the remote Scottish island of Tiree, in 2005, the raw, but contemporary trad quartet that formed Skerryvore, could have only dreamed that, over the next decade, they would become a multi-award winning act, which was performing in over 25 countries worldwide, and featured as ambassadors for their country, in an international advertising campaign for ‘Visit Scotland’.

From those traditional roots, the band has developed, both in size and sound, to create a unique fusion of their traditional music and songs, with the urban sounds of rock, pop and funk. With their outstanding musicianship and the mesmerizing voice of award-winning

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The Sweet Remains

An unusual band on today’s music scene, The Sweet Remains is headed by 3-gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and 3-part harmonies that define the band’s sound. The band’s songs and approach hearken back to the harmony-driven music of the 60’s and 70’s like CSN, the Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel.

Rich Price (Burlington, VT), Greg Naughton (NYC) and Brian Chartrand (Phoenix, AZ) are The Sweet Remains. Rich and Greg first collaborated on Rich’s 2004 Geffen Records debut — a CD that spawned his single “I’m on my way”, featured on the multi-platinum Shrek

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Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

Enriching the medium as America’s first all female mariachi ensemble, Reyna de Los Angeles® bring sensitivity, beauty, warmth and vivacious spirit to the historic art of mariachi.

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles® has blazed the trail for female mariachi musicians. In a musical landscape where songs are often written by men, from male perspectives, Reyna has created its own history.

Established in 1994, the group had a strong beginning thanks to the mentorship of Lola Bertran, La Reina de La Musica Ranchera. In these early days, Maestro Jóse Hernàndez saw the potential in this all-female ensemble, and fostered the development of the

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Villalobos Brothers

The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto and Luis) use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood and social justice. Artistic Director and guitarist Humberto Flores, drummer Rosa Ávila and bassist Leo Sherman complete the line-up.

The group’s virtuosic performances have delighted listeners from Latin America, India and Russia to Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, Carnegie Hall and the Latin Grammy Awards. Their work has been recognized by numerous awards including the Vox Populi Award by the Independent Music Awards and the Ultimate Winners in WNYC’s 2013 Battle of the Boroughs. In

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Black Jacket Symphony

The Black Jacket Symphony is a collective of veteran musicians, who specialize in re-creating classic rock albums with a traveling backline of extensive lighting and video production. A selected album (plus related hits) is performed in its entirety by a musicians specifically selected for each album and band configuration. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the performance is more than following the notes, it’s a complete rock concert experience!

Now touring nationally PINK FLOYD – DARK SIDE OF THE MOON as well as follow-up concerts from the extensive catalog of classic rock albums. Also available for orchestras, 50th Anniversary Concerts of the complete SGT. PEPPER’S

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The Waifs

The trip began circa 1992 with three troubadours — Donna Simpson, her sister Vikki Thorn, and Josh Cunningham — traveling by van, playing gigs anywhere in Australia that would have them. Their effort in those early days propelled The Waifs to multiple ARIA awards, platinum albums, and successful tours internationally, even opening for Bob Dylan’s North American and Australian Tours in 2003.  An easy chemistry, and profound depth of songwriting talent have bound the trio as The Waifs.

In January 2015, with their regular rhythm section, drummer Dave Ross Macdonald and bassist Ben Franz, The Waifs entered the studio in Byron Bay, with producer Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage

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Patty Larkin

Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising lyrics and vocals. Acoustic Guitar Magazine hails her, “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her, “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as, “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly), and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter ).

Patty Larkin’s new release, Still Green, her 13th, is co-produced with Mike Denneen (Aimee Mann, Howie Day). Still Green plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea, traveling from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. Much

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Niyaz featuring Azam Ali

Described by the Huffington Post as, “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music”, NIYAZ has created a 21st century global trance tradition, seamlessly blending poetry and folk songs from their native Iran and surrounding countries, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art, modern electronics. A sublime, ever-evolving message is delivered through music that is uplifting and metamorphic. Niyaz is led by front woman, AZAM ALI , whose Iranian heritage and Indian upbringing have formed a bewitching singer of richly textured proportions. Still, with all the mysticism and allure of their native lands, Niyaz is not limited by tradition. Their far-reaching repertoire defies most standards of “world music”, making

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Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone is one of the most vital voices in American Roots music. A multi award-winning musician, the charismatic songstress is celebrated for her tasty gumbo of roots music embodying the folk and country sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. With her gospel singing father’s voice and the spirit of her Cherokee/Choctaw mother’s culture, Redbone broadens the boundaries of Americana. Her latest CD, The Garden of Love- Songs of William Blake, produced by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder/Grammy Winner John McEuen is an unexpected twist – “a brilliant collision

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