Joanne Mackell & friends
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Joanne Mackell & friends

Joanne Mackell is a veteran singer/songwriter with a voice that could stop a mack truck and songs that make you remember the first time you fell in love. Her passionate delivery, outstanding vocal range and commanding stage presence consistently raise the roof and rock the house.  

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Ruby Force/ Steven Denmark
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Ruby Force/ Steven Denmark

Ruby Force, the musical brainchild of Erin McLaughlin, captures her personal journey of self-discovery...marked by a maturity and ease in tone, lyrics that elicit confidence in the midst of questions, and a flirty playfulness that will melt anyone's heart. All this - with an invitation to listen and engage in her twisted tales of life and love, lost and gained.

Evolutionary War is Ruby Force's debut ten-song record. It transports a listener through McLaughlin’s own experiences – from her upbringing in the yellow-hued fields of the Southwest, through the dank, fluoresced streets of urban metropolises, and across a myriad of international seas. Enlisting the collaboration of musical luminaries such as Elijah Thomson (Everest, Delta Spirit, Father John Misty), Richard Swift (The Black Keys, The Shins, The Archs, Foxygen), Frank Lenz (Pedro The Lion) and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), McLaughlin keeps good company on the sojourn as these creative partners inject a wealth of heart, brains and guts into her already soul-wrenching compositions. 

‘After the first pass through Evolutionary War, it is clear that we are witnessing only the emergence of an exciting new artist, as the songs weave through a host of familiar musical genres creating an exciting hybrid of past, present and future. If this independently produced release is any indication, the future is glittered with Ruby Force.’ - Eli Thomson

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Woolfy's Disco Den
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Woolfy's Disco Den

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.

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Jen Waltz
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Jen Waltz

Drawing upon influences from across the rock, blues, and folk spectrum, Ventura native Jen Waltz and her band performs a soulful mix of classics as well as originals from her newly released EP. 

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Will Breman|Taco Tuesday!
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Will Breman|Taco Tuesday!

Santa Barbara-based singer/songwriter Will Breman’s style is as eclectic as his background. HIs musical upbringing began with voice lessons from his mother and teaching himself guitar. Since then, Will has tried everything from screaming in metal bands to serenading at coffee shops, and most recently playing banjo in bluegrass groups and touring across the nation. 

Will’s live performance has evolved over the years, and he currently uses a technique called “live looping” - a process where he records and plays back multiple instrument parts in real time, creating a “one man band” ‘effect. Meticulous at arranging his songs, Will believes this setup is truest to what he wants to express to his audiences.

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Trouble in the Wind
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Trouble in the Wind

Surf|Folk|Aloha Rock

 

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”.

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Vanise Terry Band
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Vanise Terry Band

The Vanise Terry Band performs throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties playing a wide variety of styles, from classic rock and contemporary to country and blues. There’s always something for everyone!   Vanise’s big voice gets the crowd moving, and she is backed by fantastic musicians, including Jon Francis on lead guitar and vocals, Glade Rasmussen on bass, and Roger Reid on drums.  Together they provide a fun night of songs you love to sing along and dance to.

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Kyle Smith Band
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Kyle Smith Band

Kyle Smith Band is original, catchy and his lyrics are truthful. Their rhythms are tight and Kyles onstage charm captivates all walks. He fits in at reggae shows and punk shows. His debut CD has sold in every state and in multiple countries and has already opened for many national & international acts. Including JBOOG, Radolecents, Aggrolites, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, etc. winner of the pop up stage at CALI ROOTS FEST 2018 tour scheduled for east coast July-aug 2018

https://lioncitymanagement.com/kyle-smith-epk

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Noble Creatures
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Noble Creatures

Noble Creatures was set loose in 2008, introducing a unique breed of Latin Alternative Pop and Soul-Funk grooves to the streets of Los Angeles. Their performances are passionate, raw, and electric with an unmistakable and intoxicating sound. Fueled by signature tracks like “Had Enough,” a rockin’ soul-groove track with a dance-inducing backbeat, and “Canta,” a bilingual summer anthem boasting the LA nightlife, Noble Creatures is an experience that leaves an impression with the senses.

The band hit the air waves with their debut full-length album release in September 2014 with promotional interviews on programs such as Wild Jones, LA Talk Radio, Rated G Radio, and Afroxander.com. Music Connection Magazine listed them as one of the Hot 100 Unsigned Bands of 2013, they’ve been featured on Business Rockstars Radio and they have secured a feature with Subsuelo at one of their global bass monthly events held at East Side Luv in the Boyle Heights area of L.A. This event series features the hottest up and coming world, Latin, funk and hip hop artists, most of whom have gotten notice from local radio stations and sponsors such as KCRW and Red Bull. Recently, the band produced a fan-made music video that involved roughly 60 people from 32 cities and 6 countries. Production is in full swing with a fall tour and several music videos in the works.

Noble Creatures are no strangers to the festival circuit, having performed at Pasadena’s Rock City Fest, Topanga Days, and the Santa Barbara World Festival among many others. The group is also heavily involved with charitable events such as the Rotary Club, Beads of Courage and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Together they have played countless shows entertaining crowds in and around the Los Angeles area.

Fans identify the sound of Noble Creatures to that of Ozomatli, Talking Heads, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, and a rocked-out Jack Johnson. Their multi-cultural mix pulls in styles of the valleys of Colombia, the islands of the Caribbean, with urban American attitude, and the rich blues traditions of the central United States. With this mixture, Noble Creatures has created a sound distinctly their own. Determined, focused, hungry, and ambitious, Noble Creatures is gaining momentum and looking forward to what lies ahead.

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Amber & Smoke
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Amber & Smoke

Sometimes great music just happens. Amber Olive’s voice happened into Bill’s music one night when she came to a venue to hear Bill sing.  By the end of that very night, they were singing together. The chemistry was undeniable. The vocal blend was special. The energy was electric and genuine. Audiences and club owners knew something special was on stage. They formed a singing duo, named it Amber & Smoke, and have been performing and recording together since.

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Spoonful
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Spoonful

A heaping helping of soulful rock n' roll with a dash of blues, a garnish of leafy improvisation, and a sprinkle of the unknown. Spoonful aims to dish out boogie you can dig with fresh original tunes all. night. long.

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Gypsy Stew
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Gypsy Stew

Outlaw country/ Roots rock

Don is a singer/songwriter originally from Ohio. He played with Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown in the late '70s and early 80's on multiple US and international tours. Don played the blues with various bands in Chicago until his move to Los Angeles and retirement from music in 1990. He returned to performance in early 2011 and is lovin' life.

Gayle was born and raised in southern California. She spent most of her career in the Hollywood music scene performing her own original compositions with various configurations of musicians. Gayle and Don began collaborating and performing together in early 2012.

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Milo Sledge Trio
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Milo Sledge Trio

John Marx, an Ojai resident, toured the world for six years with Captain & Tennille in their 1970's hay day. A blues man at heart he then joined the late William Clarke, harmonica great and an important figure in the early west coast Blues scene. They traveled the world as well, as did he with his own band John Marx Blues Patrol.

Milo has been nominated three consecutive years for Best Blues category in the VC Music Awards, winning for Best Americana with his duo Tom & Milo Folk Blues Duo.

Together John and Milo get almost Jazzy to period correct Vintage Blues.

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Ben Bostick & The Hellfire Boys
Jul
6
to Jul 7

Ben Bostick & The Hellfire Boys

Ben Bostick is a Carolina-raised, California-based outsider country songwriter, musician, and busker. His influences range from Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen to Waylon Jennings and The Band.

After leaving South Carolina for a decade of rambling, writing, and odd jobs—roofing houses, working on ranches, working on movie sets, to name a few—on a whim he went busking on the Santa Monica Pier, and his life changed. As he wrapped up three hours of playing his original music to appreciative audiences, he discovered he had a full tip jar. Busking was everything the music industry was not: fun, honest, lucrative, and artistically free. A street performer was born.

Ben saved his busking money and recorded his debut EP, My Country (2016). No Depression says, “he comes on like an unholy alliance of George Jones and Merle Haggard.” My Country was nominated for an Independent Music Award in the Roots/Country category and earned Ben a spot in the Songwriter Serenade songwriting competition in Moravia, TX.

Ben Bostick’s self-titled debut album (2017) takes on a more progressive country tone, recalling such artists as Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson. “This eponymous album is so well written that it is to look into the heart of the divine, a true great,” says Liverpool Sound & Vision. 

 

 

 

 

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The Alpine Camp
Jun
22
to Jun 23

The Alpine Camp

The Alpine Camp is an endeavor that started as a musical challenge and
blossomed into a larger obsession. It is music created with absolutely no
limitations, except one; the music will be played on roots instruments. “I
wanted to see if we could transmit the vibe of rock music through the medium
typically used in bluegrass and country bands”, says singer/guitarist Chris
Bell. Charles Etienne (Singer/keyboards) continues, “It was important to me
that the songs stood on their own, and weren’t simply a result of processing or
gadgetry in the studio”.

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The Hupcap Stealers
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

The Hupcap Stealers

Outlaw roots n’ roll,..... that’s the best way to describe it. The sound is definitely not something you would normally hear while walking down main street, but it’s intriguing all in itself…….then, once you catch a glance at the band and realize there are only two members and one of them is (currently) 17 years old well,..... you gotta check it out!

Residing just outside of Ventura CA, The Hubcap Stealers consists of  a two member, father & son duo.  Neal Sowers on the guitar and vocals, and Ian Sowers on the drums. Together they possess an edgy sound with dirty reverberated slide guitars and thick chest punching drums accompanied by Neal’s vocals, be known- these guys know how to play it thick and raw. 

The Hubcap Stealers initially took off mid 2012. Neal, tired of writing the same old rock songs and wanting to write in a style that would  be a little more gritty and off kilter, knew right then, that this was not for a full on rock band to take the reigns on. This is where things got interesting…….turning to his son Ian, who was 11 years old at the time and was really starting to develop as a drummer, was asked if he’d like to embark on a vision  - A father/son roots ‘n roll duo. We all know that answer.

So then it was on. The Hubcap Stealers were in the game to rock n roll. Pushing boundaries as a gritty two piece band singing about Bibles, Bullets & Devils.  After getting down original material they wasted no time and went directly to Red Hearse Record Studios and started bringing their first EP to life, “Bad Ground.” The Bad Ground record is definitely an eyebrow raiser for sure. (Caught the eye of Reverend Horton Heat allowing them to join a leg of his tour!) It’s got the shock value that wants to make you keep listening to see where the road goes next.

Once this was established they were all over the Ventura and Los Angeles counties performing. One of the very first performances was with a leg of The Reverend Horton Heat tour!  Quite a first show for a 13 year old drummer!

Now they are tearing up the road and promoting their trademark roots n roll power duo sound performing outlaw style songs about more hell raising activities whether it be rat rods, whiskey or redemption. 

The cool thing about the studio recordings is that it’s not chocked full of shit that they can’t do live. The records have the simplicity of, sticking a microphone in the middle of the studio and what you hear is what you get

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Watcher Moon
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Watcher Moon

Watcher Moon blends a unique style of Psychedelic, Funk, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Reggae into a unique "Alternative Jam Band" style of music. With up to three hour shows filled with original compositions, Watcher Moon performs virtuosic improvisation sections taking audiences on a musical voyage. Watcher Moon is inspired by bands such as: Yes, Rush, Medeski Martin and Wood, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, 311, Phish, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Tool, STI, Red Hot Chili Peppers,Traffic, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Alice N Chains, Les Claypool, Primus, Metallica, Wes Montgomery, Steel Pulse, Bob Marley, Aerosmith, Rage Against The Machine and Sound Garden. 

Writer/Publisher Gordon James Turrisi (Guitar/Vocals) met Evan Joffred (Bass/Vocals) in 2016. Evan’s Funk Rock driven bass lines mixed immediately with Gordon’s Alternative Funk Rock Jam Band Style to make a unique sound. They auditioned Lamar Little at Bridge Family Studio's, Burbank CA, and immediately started recording music together. Each of the musicians has extensive experience playing in a plethora of music projects that landed them opening for national touring acts as well as music for film and television. Some of the acts include legendary names such as: Leon Russell, Ziggy Marley, Deftones, Iron Butterfly, Trevor Hall, W.A.S.P., L.A. Guns, Great White, All That Remains and Orgy. Their versatile styles and passion for all kinds of music formed a supergroup of talent called Watcher Moon. 

Recently, in 2017 Watcher Moon was booked to open for Robbie Kreager of The Doors at the Libby Bowl in Ojai. In 2016 Watcher Moon opened for Iron Butterfly at the Canyon Club, Gordon sat in with America The Band at a sold La Mirada PAC, was haled as one of the best bands at Topanga Days and booked their own West Coast/Middle American tour.  While on tour they opened for Flow Bots and Kymani Marley in Boulder Colorado.

While on tour they attracted the attention of multiple booking agents, producers and touring musicians for future collaborations. Watcher Moon also recorded an EP of funky jammy original tunes at Bridge Family Studios in Burbank called, "Jellyfish Ballon." 
 
Watcher Moon's two EPs and live shows have gotten props from A list music industry keystones such as members of Sir Douglas Quintet, 311, Tool, America The Band and Hani Naser (7 Walkers, Santana, Violent Femmes, The Doors). Watcher Moon also gotten the attention of  A list film producer Darius Fisher (Julian Lennon, Sean Lennon, Cher, Prince, Rolling Stones, Edward Sharp and The Magnetic Zeros) who has agreed to work with the band on music videos.  Watcher Moon Released their first EP, Blood on The Mountain in (2104). The EP was produced by Gordon James Turrisi and Johnny Perez (Sir Douglas Quintet) at Skyline Studios Topanga.  Watcher Moon has started the production of a full length LP, "Wisdom" to be released in 2017.

Watcher Moon's goal is to inspire and heal the universe through music. Watcher Moon manifests multidimensional sound healing through their unique style of experimental, psychedelic, funk-rock fusion. Healing through the power of music is important to the members of Watcher Moon. In 2015 Gordon did a sound healing for actor, Tommy Chong which included a CBD injection healing ritual to fight Cancer. Watcher Moon's mission is to heal our planet and universe by opening sound portals of love and light to put a smile on listeners faces as they groove to subtile and climatic healing tonal vibes.

Meet the Band:

Gordon James Turrisi (Guitar/Vocals) sat in with America The Band on "Horse With No Name" at La Mirada Theater in 2016 and opened for the Legendary Leon Russell in 2015 before his passing. Gordon has enjoyed indy record deals with Johnny Perez of Sir Douglas Quintet, and is supported by A list artists and producers in Southern Califonia. Gordon is the band leader of Watcher Moon. 
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Balto
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Balto

Take heart with Balto’s Strangers. It channels a feeling — once pervasive in American and British music— that time is ultimately survivable. Whether the hours are flying by or looking bleak, Balto keeps moving on and moving forward, even as the mood roams from wild revelry, to wry forbearance, to the foolproof remedy of rock-and-roll blasted at full volume. From the first volleys on Lost on the Young, with eyes on the horizon and flags against the wind, Balto winds through their sailor’s songbook for the rock era, with gorgeously carved chants of being and nothingness, delivered behind the beat with force and honed flourish. The Balto story begins six years previous, when singer and guitarist Daniel Sheron wrote the first album, October’s Road, holed up in splendid isolation in Siberia, Russia. Sheron then returned to the States, assembled a band, and has since increasingly turned from his earlier confessional tone to a rowdier gonzo embrace of musical Americana. Taking root in Portland, Oregon, Balto expanded to a four-piece with Seth Mower, Devon Hoffner, and Luke Beckel on drums, bass, and guitar (respectively), and dropped an EP, Call it by its Name. For their next full album, Balto sought a little more alchemy in the recording process itself, something approaching the legendary sessions of yesteryear, a half-party kilter, free from the confines of a typical studio setup. Recently returned from a grueling tour of Alaska’s interior, they found a farmhouse studio, located in the fields of an agricultural island in Oregon, and sojourned there for nine days— stocked with a generation of new songs, dozens of borrowed instruments, and several hundred tallboys.

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Jazz Night hosted by Simon Phillips
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz Night hosted by Simon Phillips

Here we go again! Jazz Night hosted by Simon Phillips!
This week will be a jazz/funk fusion with a huge band.
This will not be an event to miss. 
There will be a $5 cover charge taken at the door at 6:00pm. 100% of this cover will go to the world class musicians.

Simon Phillips - Drums
Ernest Tibbs- Bass
Mahesh Balasooriya - Keys
Joaquin Lievano - Guitar
Jason Scesney - Horns
William Artope - Trumpet
Evan Waltmire - Horns

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UNDERGROUND SESSIONS/ VEGAS TAKEOVER
Jun
2
to Jun 3

UNDERGROUND SESSIONS/ VEGAS TAKEOVER

////////Carlos Sanchez//////// 

www.mixcloud.com/carlossanchez/

Carlos Sanchez began his career as a DJ in New Orleans in 1997 where he was active in the local rave scene. His love of the underground parties and DJ culture sparked him to begin buying records and learning to mix on his own. Within a year he landed his first DJ residency, which was soon followed by other residencies and weekly radio shows. Before he knew it, Carlos was booking high-profile gigs all over town, including the Moonshine Over America Tour.

Carlos' momentum didn't slow down when he moved to Las Vegas in 1999, where he went on to hold residencies at posh nightclubs such as Drai's, Club Sponge, Sevilla and Tabu, just to name a few. For the past 10 years he's been holding it down at the legendary Downtown Cocktail Room where he showcases his unique brand of deep house music at his weekly Friday Night Social events. 

His style is what has set him apart from the droves of commercial, jukebox-style DJs that infest Vegas today. Carlos' music is directly influenced by growing up in New Orleans, and his style reflects his love of blending jazz, funk, latin and soul. New Orleans is—if nothing else—a melting pot of African, French and Spanish cultures, and it certainly played a key role in making Carlos Sanchez the DJ he is today.


///////Doug Wilcox////////

https://soundcloud.com/dougmixer

One third of the Las Vegas DJ collective known as Unfiltered Soul, Doug Wilcox has some serious DJ chops, thanks to 30 years in the game. His experience and breadth of music knowledge is deep and far-reaching—the kind of resume that would make most DJs jealous. 

///////Rob Alahn////////

https://soundcloud.com/dj-rob-alahn

Also a founding member of Vegas' Unfiltered Soul, Rob Alahn has been holding it down in the Las Vegas underground scene with his unique flavor of soulful, sultry deep house. 

Along with the rest of the Unfiltered Soul crew, Rob has been holding down one of the longest-running underground house music residencies in Las Vegas at the Downtown Cocktail Room for the past ten years. Their weekly sessions are broadcast live online, and they are constantly pushing the boundaries of streaming technology and raising their game for fans all over the world. 

Unfiltered Soul's DJ sets are often melodic, afro-centric, Latin, tribal, and can branch off to explore other territories. Their sets are never planned in advance; they're spontaneous and from the heart. It's always fresh, always unpredictable and always unfiltered. 


With your host and resident DJ:

////////ELIXIR////////
(Underground Sessions • Loud DJs • ¡Wepa!)
www.mixcloud.com/louddjs
www.djelixir.podomatic.com


Venue information:

Ojai Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy
Ojai, CA 93023
805.646.4256
www.deerlodgeojai.com

$5 cover
21 & up
9pm-2am

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Roderick & the Dreamgoat
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Roderick & the Dreamgoat

Roderick grew up playing piano, self taught by learning whatever MTV was playing in the early 2000’s. With no musicians in his family and no formal training, he took an “anything goes” approach to art. He discovered his voice by chance after being coerced into singing Ray Charles at a Filipino karaoke party. By high school, he adopted the guitar and songwriting above a GPA while spending time in various indie bands around Ventura County. Shortly after high school he was discovered by a small Nashville publishing company and was soon off to Tennessee to live the air conditioned and often, isolated life of a songwriter. All there was to do in Nashville for him was write, record, write, record and he began to wonder when things would shift back to a stage, an audience, an experience involving more people than himself. He began traveling back to his home state of California more often, initially as a release but all the back and forth began to have a strong pull on his sound. The carefree, let it flow sound he originally harnessed while in California was now being married to the roots and bluesy aura that grew on him in Tennessee. From Elton John to Dylan, Ryan Adams to Alabama Shakes, and in the spirit of honest songwriting everywhere, Roderick & The Dreamgoat is about something real. The underlying emotion of whats happening on stage is this, “boom!”.

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Sutton James Papanikolas
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

Sutton James Papanikolas

Sutton James Papanikolas has recently embarked on his first official solo endeavor. The San Diego Music Award-nominated singer/songwriter recently relocated from the sunny beaches of San Diego to the eclectic and scenic mountain town of Flagstaff, Arizona. SJP — known for fronting groups including Shaggin Wagon, Help I'm Alive, and most recently, Neighbors To The North — is a lover of all periods of music. Even though his most recent efforts fit quite nicely within the indie-folk/alt-country genres, the spirit of rock n' roll will always be alive and well in his songwriting, as well as his engagingly energetic live shows. He is currently recording his debut solo album, and will be releasing it mid 2018, followed by a coast-to-coast tour.

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Anchor & Bear
May
25
to May 26

Anchor & Bear

Anchor & Bear are a three piece folk/rock band from Ventura California. The band consists of Katy Pearson on bass, guitar, & vocals; Brian Bringelson on guitar & vocals; & Eric White on drums. With the songwriting team of Pearson & Bringelson, Anchor & Bear recorded their debut album Ahoy in a 16 track analog recording studio over the course of a year. In between recording sessions the band played many high profiled shows around the Los Angeles & Ventura counties. Some of the venues Anchor & Bear have played include: Hotel Cafe (LA), The Watermark (Ventura), Sofar Sounds (SF), Discovery (Ventura), Whiskey Richards (Santa Barbara), San Fransisco Coffee Fest (SF). Anchor & Bear’s music is full of melodic hooks and indie rock twists sure to get the feet of young and old audiences alike tapping along. The band is currently finishing up their second record!

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Teresa Russell
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Teresa Russell

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.

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After the Smoke
May
18
to May 19

After the Smoke

Hailing from Ventura County in Southern CA, After the Smoke comes to you with an original style of Cali roots-rock Reggae music. After years of pursuing their own musical endeavors, long time friends come together to bring the world a new sound of reggae. What started out as a few jam sessions eventually led to an original blend of roots-rock reggae, with every individual member contributing a unique influence from their diverse backgrounds. Their message of peace, love and unity through music is what makes them such a joy to listen to and watch perform.

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Scarlet & Steven
May
13
to May 14

Scarlet & Steven

Scarlet is best known as the violinist who was discovered by Bob Dylan. Her gypsy style playing shaped the sound of his Gold Album 'Desire' including the hit song 'Hurricane' and she toured with him for two years. She has also recorded and toured with many other well known artists incuding The Indigo Girls and Keb' Mo', and is an in-demand session player. Scarlet's roots led her to Irish music and she has released several original Celtic CD's

 

Steven is an award winning Singer-Songwriter who plays guitar, harmonica, and ukulele. His original song 'Zydeco Shoes' is played regularly on WWOZ in New Orleans and several other radio stations in the region. Steven has performed all over the world and is known as one of the hardest working and most respected musicians in Ventura                                                               

 

Scarlet and Steven are both well versed in many musical styles, but it is their common love for Americana music that has united these two fine musicians.  Their repertoire includes Rock, Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk, Alt Country, Blues, Swing, and original songs. Their high energy stage show featuring passionate vocals, lively solos, and humorous stories makes them one of the top live acts in the business today. They perform frequently locally and also tour in the US and internationally  

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Herbal Rootz
May
12
to May 13

Herbal Rootz

Herbal Rootz is a roots, rock, reggae, dub band from Ventura, California with an authentic sound. They get you grooving and skanking to the immaculate mixture of Cristian Ortiz’s enchanting olive oil vocals and electrifying guitar riffs and leads, in sync with heavy and powerful bass lines and compelling cognitive rap verses from younger brother Giovanny Ortiz. The two young, spiritually driven, and highly motivated brothers linked up with Emmanuel Oliva and Marco Arroyo, adding a powerful horn section that was the perfect fit for their rootzy sound. Drummer Adrian Ibarra holds down their soul-moving reggae melodies with his heart pounding drum style. They put it all together to create a special blend of music for the people - the people’s music. Herbal Rootz music!

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Pacific Range
May
11
to May 12

Pacific Range

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.

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