Its time for another wonderful night of Jazz at the Ojai Deer Lodge, hosted by world renowned drummer Simon Phillips!
7:00pm, $5 entry fee. Call 805.646.4256 for reservations!
Simon will be joined by this wonderful group of talent:
Ernest Tibbs - bass
Joaquin Lievano - Gtr
Hanz Zermullen - keys
Jacob Scesney - Alto/Soprano
William Artope - Trumpet
Evan Waltmire - Tenor/Baritone
Its time for another wonderful night of Jazz at the Ojai Deer Lodge, hosted by world renowned drummer Simon Phillips!
Alice Austin is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Vermont, currently living and performing in Los Angeles. Her sound ranges from vintage to modern, crossing over from a Classic Rock vibe to Americana. You will find Austin onstage in the great venues of Los Angeles singing and playing a suitcase drum set and guitar and simultaneously. Joined by "Charming" Charlie Peterson on pedal steel, dobro, or mandolin, this duo knows how to fill a space with the vibrancy of a full acoustic band. With them they bring a sense of intimacy as though they invited you over for dinner and an impromptu set of fine original music.
Wordsauce is an 8 piece Live Hip Hop/Funk band, based in San Luis Obispo, California, formed by Drummer Bill Gerhardt and Bassist Wesley Price in 2009. With Guitarists Kevin Strong and Shawn Warnke, Saxophonist Samuel Franklin, Turntablist/Producer Eric Mattson, and Emcee/Vocalist/Producer Rick “Risko” Loughman all joining the band by 2010, Wordsauce began developing their own style of Hip Hop with live instrumentation. Emcee/Vocalist/Conga player Patrick “June” Braddock joined the band in 2012 after meeting Loughman in a music history class in junior college. With a diverse combination of musical backgrounds, Wordsauce has thrived on open-mindedness in the song writing process and has established a sound that captivates crowds of all demographics. Wordsauce mixes funky, soulful Hip Hop instrumentation with intensely rhythmic lyrical form. The variety of musical backings has driven group emcee Risko to expand his dynamics as a vocalist.
Luz Elena Mendoza's story is one sung to her ancestors and humanity, exploring a faith that is greater than just religion, and a life of metamorphosis and awakening.
Born in San Francisco as a first generation daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacan Mexico, she spent her childhood raised by the melodies and stories that were being told through traditional Mexican folk songs.
From the intimate, contemplative verses in her native-language, to the revelations of the history in her roots, her story is delivered with poise. Mendozas poetic expression is raw, and ever evolving.
These songs are a soundtrack built for coming to grips with, not just one’s own mortality, but the fragility of the world, presenting sounds that carry the realness of ancestral trauma and the search of identity.
“One of the most innovative and exciting young vocalists around.”
"Front woman Luz Elena Mendoza can warble tremulously like a Latina Joanna Newsom, then let rip a robust alt-country holler not unlike that of Neko Case."
- Rolling Stone
Our seasonal Bazaar is back!
This time we will be raising funds for the Ojai Valley Family Shelter. Check out their website to learn more about their mission.
Live performances by local bands:
David & the Goliaths
The Rose Valley Thorns
This year's vendors include:
Copper Daisy Glassworks (stained glass)
Deer Girl Designs (silver jewelry)
Plant Good Seeds (seed company)
Moon Flower Beauty (skin care)
Wyatt Amend Ceramics
Jayze Woodcraft (wood work)
Jen Grasmere Jewelry (silver jewelry)
Carmen Abelleira (artwork)
Ojai Sunday (home goods)
Creeptown Goods (vintage)
Cozy Caldwell (jewelry)
Leatherface Leather (leather work)
Born in Dayton Ohio and raised on funk, jazz and classical styles, Mr. Holbrook has truly found his voice as an artist over the past few years. He has perfected his raspy, steeped in the blues, brand of gritty Blues/Soul that is infectiously catchy.
Mr. Holbrook has held artist residencies at Mojo blues club Copenhagen (2017) Columbia City Music Theater Seattle (2017) Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, Nashville (2013 through August 2017). He is currently touring throughout the U.S. and Europe with shows in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle and North Carolina.
The Al Holbrook Band will make you want to wallow down in the rain and mud until your shirt is torn, your jeans stained, and your shoes say you've been somewhere and were thankful for the party and the carefree good times. Every performance is new, engaging and entertaining.
The Milton Kelley Band storms back to the World Famous Ojai Deer Lodge for a Sunday afternoon of Milton’s Blues-Based, Country-Rock originals and classic favorites. An original recording artist of Ojai’s own “Two:Dot” record label, Milton Kelley’s “Home Brew” was well-known on the local scene as a juke box favorite. Jim Landsman, Tony Cuccio, and Doug Schmelz have jammed with Milton and other local bands for years so they are ready to help get your Mojo working. Come on down to catch up on Milton’s new tunes and bring your dancin’ shoes!
There’s a mysterious thread connecting The Weeknd’s dystopic, album-closing ballad “Angel” from Beauty Behind The Madness and Kygo’s electric single “Stay” – a distinctive, sultry vocal belonging to nineteen-year-old Maty Noyes whose voice has a kind of old-souled texture and whose songwriting abilities are well beyond her years.
Noyes has always been a free spirit. A dreamy, music-obsessed kid, Noyes was barely out of elementary school before committing her life to music. Hungry for adventure with fearless abandon, Noyes set out to pursue her passion with uncanny resolve. “I just knew,” she remembers. “I knew staying in a small town wasn’t for me. I knew my life was going to happen somewhere else.” It was less that she was running away from a bad or troubled life – she had good friends and a close family – but more that she was responding to a genuine calling. She needed the freedom to delve deeper into her talents and fully get in touch with her distinctive, sultry indie pop sound.
The Deltaz have worked over a decade to master a wide spectrum of sounds, from heavy blues and psychedelic rock to classic country and folk. Brothers John Siegel and Ted Siegel spend many of their days perfecting new records at a handmade studio adjacent to residence in the hills of Mulholland Highway that overlook Los Angeles. They have become mainstays at a nearby Southern Californian institution, The Old Place, regularly performing for patrons at the ever-packed restaurant in the mountains. There, they caught the ear of the late bassist Rick Rosas (Neil Young, Joe Walsh), who became a mentor to the group. They spend their remaining hours rigorously touring, headlining shows across the country while attracting the attention of sonic peers such as alt-country act The White Buffalo and Mississippi Blues legend Watermelon Slim, playing with both on several occasions. The Deltaz have had their music placed on CMT and MTV television shows such as Jersey Shore and Party Down South.
Underground Sessions and Loud DJs present Imagika Om with resident DJ Elixir and visuals by Ojai’s own Altarbeast. A year in the making, this special evening promises to be a mind-blowing experience, combining Imagika Om’s unique bass-laden global sound with psychedelic visual projections. If you’ve ever been to Lightning in a Bottle, Burning Man or any festivals on the west coast, you may have already seen her perform. If you haven’t, there’s no way to accurately describe the energy she brings to the dance floor. Suffice it to say Ojai has never seen anything like this before, and may never again.
Imagika Om is a sonic alchemist, music producer, dance floor unifier, & performer. Her alluring musical tapestries have taken her around the world many times, uniting sounds that span the globe. Whether she is creating tracks from scratch full of earthy primal beats & cosmic layers sparking ancient ancestral remembrances, or spontaneously activating the space with her potent blend of exotic world-fusion remixed rhythms & mystical vocal invocations. Some of the ingredients to her unique sound include tantric temple trap, tribal percussion, shaktifed sound configurations, primal midtempo house, latin world bruja beats. deep dakini devotional dub omstep, & kundalini-raising bass.
Imagika is based out of LA, & has played at countless underground gatherings, private parties, celebrity hotspots, festivals, & other large events. Imagika started her relationship with music as a dance performer & performance ritual producer in ‘99, & quickly added remixing and producing music for her dance performances & productions to her repertoire. She has performed with Lucent Dossier, Dream Circus, House of Kaya, Auracle, & Urban Gypsy. Her performance background is reflected in her musical style, & is heard in her ability to create compelling, unique, athmospheric soundscapes for performances, environments, & soundtracks. Imagika co-produced the score for Isis Vision, collaborating with David Block for a half hour multi-media performance at Burning Man 2011, and has played and performed in various camps at Burning Man throughout the years, and played at at Giza, Egypt for the Great Convergence Winter Solstice 2012.
She has co-produced music for Lucent Dossier Experience, "Maat Magic, which has been performed at Coachella main stage, & "Breathe your Dreams to Life" for the Dali Lama's 80th birthday. With Lucent Dossier, Imagika has delighted the denizens of Los Angeles as DJ for Lucent Dossier's nights at the Edison, creating exotic & surreal musical soundtracks for 2 years, Liberty Theatre in NYC's Times Square, as well as in a Palace on the Grand Canal for Elon Musk.
Imagika has co-produced events & collaborated with many others to create unique, cutting edge events, performances, & rituals, uniting music, dance, technology, spirituality, with multi-media for next level experiences, merging the exotic, sacred, & modern, the ancient & future into one.
Join us the last Saturday of every month for Woolfy's infamous disco party!
"Playful and funky in all the right ways" – La.ga.sta
"Flies in the face of almost every prevailing trend in current dance music." -XLR8R
Simon James, AKA Woolfy, first made his mark under the Woolfy vs Projections alias, receiving rave reviews for the signature low slung balearic meets cosmic grooves LP “The Astral Projections of Starlight” fed to disco freaks worldwide by taste-making German powerhouse label Permanent Vacation. The LP was on high rotation amongst peers such as Jazzanova, Rub & Tug, James Murphy, Aeroplane & Todd Terje, with Fader marking Woolfy as one of our time’s most underrated disco wizards.
Jeff creates vast sonic landscapes on the fly using new and ingenious ways of producing live sound with modern technology. Nothing is pre-recorded, and every performance is unique and spontaneous. His music falls somewhere in the spectrum between Jose Gonzalez and Radiohead, blossoming from his acoustic guitar into expansive ambient waves that wash around driving backbeats and haunting lyrics.
Teresa Russell is one of the hardest working entertainers in Ventura County. Described as "the most awesome Female rock guitarist...ever!" is simply an understatement - Teresa Russell is one of the best guitarists out there: male or female. Teresa, is the only female to ever qualify in the "top eight" for the national finals in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's lead guitar competition, Guitarmageddon.
A band raised in the Southern California sunshine, Trouble in the Wind has a sound that filters the
golden state’s surf-rock glow through layers of gritty folk with a twinge of country.
With momentum from their award-winning releases “Pineapple Moon” and the critically acclaimed “Lefty” the band is poised to release one of their most ambitious projects to date, a new full-length record called “Hammer On.” The new album releases July 20th, 2018 on In Your Neighborhood Music.
Recorded to tape over the course of two days at Rarified Studio, Hammer On’s dozen plus songs are built on the familiarity of the TITW sound and seasoned with added experimental elements. While the folk and rock backbone remain intact, the band doesn't shy away from incorporating components of blues and jazz on Hammer On. The result is a truly cohesive album that will surprise even their most diehard, fans.
Trouble in the Wind has also caught the ear of several San Diego media outlets. San Diego CityBeat named them Best Americana/Country Band in 2017; they were featured on CBS News 8's morning news the same year playing songs from “Lefty” and the band has made several “Best-Of” lists around town, including recognition from NBC SoundDiego in their list of “10 San Diego Bands That Should Be Signed”.
The group's identity is driven by powerhouse front man Robby Gira, whose voice conjures memories of David Byrne’s commanding delivery in “Stop Making Sense.” And like many of the great acts they've been compared to – including the Talking Heads, Roy Orbison and Neil Young – they deliver a style layered with rich instrumentation.
TITW's music ranges from solemn, mournful tunes layered with pedal-steel to fun-loving, upbeat numbers with quick-paced banjo plucking. TITW sways between genres, their album tracks include everything from party anthems to love songs. There is a cohesive nature to the band's sound, making it easy to identify a familiar Trouble tune within the first few notes.
Trouble in the Wind has been nominated for several San Diego Music Awards in recent past.
They were nominated for three more awards in 2018 – including a nod for “Best Live Performer” for the 2nd time and took home “Best Americana Album” for Pineapple Moon
and top honors, being recognized by the community as “Artist of the Year”.
The mission of Late Night Union is to give hope to the hopeless and more inspiration those seeking it. Crackling heavy blues licks, driving dancing bouncing rhythms, and melodic raw powerful singing. with a message of love. The sound is a mix of 70’s metal, 90’s grunge, and today’s rock. We are continuously evolving our writing style to become more emotional and unique. The band broke up once in October 2016. It's the best thing that could have happened to them. Prior to that they were asked to play a South by South West show, got a licensing deal, and had just been rewarded with a small recording contract. Stevie's brother Sean stepped in to play drums February 2017 and became the catalyst for the band's rebirth. All songs are fully collaborative, each band member adding their chemistry. We traveled to Seattle this July for a recording session with Adam Kasper, one of the greatest rock producers in rock history. The album we created is epic.
Singer/songwriter Joe Kaplow lives in a four-acre mansion in the hills of Santa Cruz. Of course, he shares the space with a group of hippies, some rats, and some very dilapidated floors and walls... but it does have a swimming pool.
For Kaplow, becoming a full-time musician - and adopting the lifestyle that often accompanies it - didn’t happen by accident. Having moved from farm life and family in New Jersey to the rich Santa Cruz music community, Kaplow has often found himself living paycheck to paycheck as he departs on three-month U.S. solo tours, records music in various bedrooms of the house where he lives, rehearses with his new band and writes constantly, dedicating himself fully and lovingly to the craft of songwriting.
Kaplow’s debut album Time Spent In Between often takes stock of its own scenarios, regarding itself plainly from a distance as Kaplow discusses his own struggles in cathartic musings overlaid with folksy guitar stylings reminiscent of Paul Simon or Tallest Man on Earth. Dealing with travelling and the accompanying loneliness, depression, seclusion, death, and the fractured dichotomy between finding literal and figurative homes, Kaplow’s fresh, new take on folk music is the kind that you can put on repeat and then save in your pocket for when you need something to pull you through a difficult time.
Underground Sessions returns for a spook-tacular evening of scary-good grooves by guest DJs Serby and Deja Voodo. The bass-heavy house & breaks will wake the dead, but hopefully not the neighbors.
>>>>>Hosted by resident DJ Elixir<<<<<
>>>>>>>>Sound by QSC Audio<<<<<<<
>>>>Lighting & effects by Loud DJs<<<<
21 + up
Ojai Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy
Former Bass/Vocals (Eddy Sill) of the infamous Los Angeles band "The Mutts" has suddenly stumbled upon a few other "fellow fun-seekers" to surprisingly form this melodic and frolicking band with extremely catchy songs. Is this too good to be true?! John Adair (Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Vocals) Dean Lyons (Guitar, Vocals) and David Rodgers (Drums) comprise "The Popravinas!" The "funnest" party you ever went to---The party after the party! That would quickly describe "The Popravinas" who are known to combine lyrics & sounds that are reminiscent of The Replacements, evolving guitar nuances in the vein of The Rolling Stones, and interesting touches of artists such as Whiskeytown, Wilco & The Old 97's. When you mix it all up...you come out with "The Popravinas." Already known for their fun live shows...(Complete with dancing crowds).... The band has recently released their second CD "California Sonic" which is quickly becoming an international ear-shaker. Their first CD "Everybody's Fault But Ours" is still a popular choice. Both are available at: CDBaby.com, iTunes, Amazon, etc. If you wanna experience a good time and hear some memorable tunes...You're in the right place! ....You're in "Popravinaburgh!"
S I L E N C E ⍭ O F ⍭ T H E ⍭ J A M S
⍭⍭⍭Halloween Costume Party! ⍭⍭⍭
Silent Disco w/
DJ Project Pineapple vs DJ WOOLFY
$10 for headphones, reserve in advance @ http://www.deerlodgeojai.com/shop/silence-of-the-jams-halloween-party-1
Drink specials to be announced soon!
Lazerwave, Future-Twerk, Neo Bass, Tropical Ratchet
#projectpineapple (aka Trill Bill / Wildebeest / Jetski Jesus ) is a top secret music alliance, with the imperative mission to make that booty bounce. Past missions include Lucidity Festival, mountain parties, and bi-weekly sets with the Bassix crew in Ojai. Sound frequencies inspired by sacred trigonometry, free-range coconuts, and mason jar drum circles.
Woolfy is a DJ, musician and artist of international reknown, playing from London, Moscow to the beaches of Rio De Janeiro. He cut his teeth in the LA underground, as an integral part of developing and throwing influential parties such as Flammable Liquid and Does Your Mama Know. With prolific releases through iconic labels Future Classic, DFA and Permanent Vacation, Woolfy’s sets take you on a journey through Classic House , 80’s wave and Disco bangers. Currently getting ready to drop Destinations, the fith album of Woolfy vs Projections and an new indy project, We Are Hundreds.
LowDown Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy second-line street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener.
Fresh off their appearance at The 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival, LowDown maintains a constant performing and touring schedule throughout North America. Recently performing with Dan Deacon at Lagunitas Beer Circus following an ambitious project titled “LowDown Sounds” that included a critically acclaimed cameo by Roy Ayers on the track "Everybody Loves The Sunshine." LowDown Brass is now set to begin the next chapter with the release of their 5th self-produced full length studio album "LowDown Breaks." This new offering steps deeper into refining their unique sound, combining the hip hop sound with multiple world music and jazz styles.
Summer may have come to a close, but ¡WEPA! is still heating things up in Ojai as we welcome guest DJ Canyon Cody back to his home town for a special night of global bass and irresistible Latin grooves. As part of LA's prolific Subsuelo Crew, Canyon Cody taps into his Cuban-American heritage and love of all things rhythmic to produce some of the most popular summer parties in downtown Los Angeles. His weekly Subsuelo Sundays residency at Caña Rum Bar encompasses a variety of Afro-Latin and Caribbean beats and enjoys a fiercely loyal following. One thing's for sure, Canyon Cody knows how to pack the dance floor and keep the party going!
Opening set by ¡WEPA! resident DJ Elixir (Loud Djs / TUMBAO / Underground Sessions)
Silky-smooth sound by QSC Audio that will move your soul and your feet.
SWAY is Dark Pop.
A sound that can move you in any direction in a wave of upbeat modern
80’s synth Pop with a touch of darkness.
SWAY is the creation of Freddy Hale, a Swedish-American singer/songwriter,
who combined elements from all of the music that he has loved and
transformed the sound of Pop into something real for our generation.
The music came to life in 2016 when Freddy and Niklas Myrback, a
Swedish guitarist with a very refined and powerful yet minimalistic
style, began shaping and perfecting the songs in Hollywood, California.
Cadu CJ was next to join the team, a Brazilian drummer living in LA,
he was drawn into the project by the unique music that Freddy produced
and ended up adding the right amount of punch to accentuate the sound
The group became complete in early 2018, when Swedish bassist Daniel Juter
joined the project as the missing link the boys needed in order to have
their own personal SWAY Dream Team.
Since then, the group has been performing live shows in the greater LA
area, attracting many followers, and changing the way that people
experience Pop Music.
The group is set to release 3 singles in 2018, prior to the release of their
debut album coming in Spring 2019.
Smoky Knights are an indie rock quartet based out of Los Angeles. In an attempt to achieve psychedelic feelings on their upcoming 3rd EP, the band's sound has arrived somewhere between California surf rock, 50's dinner club fluff, and 70's drug binge fuzz. In 2012, Smoky Knights was formed as a trio by original members Andy Fischer-Price, Seth Sylvester, and Adam Brooks. They added guitarist Jesse Cross in the fall of 2014.
Thelma & The Sleaze: The name alone is enough reason to listen to this one-of-a-kind band from Nashville, Tennessee. But these women are more than just a cool name—they’re a seriously talented musical trio. They’re rock n’ roll laced with riot-grrrl punk and southern edge; they’re raucous, and wild, and totally fucking badass in concert.
Pacific Range is rooted in the beautiful, sunshiny-coast of California. The band's style takes from many influences ranging from The Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead, to The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Clay Finch (guitar & vocals), Seamus Turner (guitar & vocals), and Nate War (drums) met around 2013 while studying music up at Chico State. After discovering a strong musical connection they formed a band (Dakota Cree) and began recording at the university's recording studio and playing around town.
Since then the group has gone through several incarnations, and recently started up in Los Angeles as a 4 piece. Bassist Cameron Wehrle went to high school with Clay and joined the group after seeing one of Pacific Range's live performances. He has been with the band ever since.