Jan Michael and the Vincents are a band formed in 2012 from Ventura, Ca, that play Rock, Rockabilly and Country - a "Ventucky variation on the Bakersfield sound." They play originals and covers by various artists including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, a few surf songs, and everything in between.
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.
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.
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.
Led by the stunning vocals of Brianna Lee, B & The Hive blends the sounds of Rock, Indie, and Pop. With their dynamic live performances and intoxicating sound, B & The Hive are winning over audiences everywhere they go.
“Lead vocalist, Brianna Lee, displays mesmerizing depth in each heartfelt ballad and airy rock tune.” - The Bay Bridged, SF
"Dreamy. Steamy. Sultry." - Show Bams, Los Angeles
“Be prepared to get goosebumps.” - KC Turner Presents, SF
Consistently touring, the band has been opening for world renowned artists such as The Goo Goo Dolls, Alanis Morrisette, Chris Isaak, Elvis Costello, Allen Stone, Ben Harper and many more. Their engaging live performances have put them on the bill at some of the top venues on the west coast including the Great American Music Hall, Bottle Rock Festival in Napa, Vina Robles Amphitheater, Whale Rock Music Festival, Hotel Cafe, and The Mountain Winery.
Out of Ventura, CA - Laylow brings a fresh, modern, unique take to the classic roots sound and feel of classic reggae. The 4-piece, made up of Gus Graham (drums and vocals), Charlie Strickland (bass), Ryan “RyMi” Misenheimer (guitar), and Shaun Rhodes (keys and vocals) came together in January 2019 and began playing around town followed by releasing their debut EP in May.
Born into a musical family, Jess Bush took her first piano lesson at the age of seven and was instantly hooked. After a childhood of devouring everything from classic rock, to show tunes, to Beethoven sonatas, she went on to study Piano Performance at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Inspired by the musical open heart surgery of legends like Carole King, Stevie Nicks, and Brandi Carlisle, her passion for lyrical authenticity and rich piano composition converge to create a stirring original sound best categorized as soulful indie folk rock. When she’s not playing solo sets in Ventura and the greater Los Angeles area, Jess can be found singing and playing keys with local jam band The Mystos.
Previously fronting Saint Anne's Place, Jacob Cole has grown into a well-rounded singer/songwriter and artist reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen, early Tom Petty, and current artists not unlike Kurt Vile and Cass McCombs. Making waves on the central coast as a talented young guitar player, he continues to back other artists as well, touring and recording with Dante Elephante and opening for Summer Salt on their national tour. As a solo artist he has opened for other notable acts like Little Wings, Gardens & Villa, David Dondero, Wild Moccasins, Jamie Drake, Tom Brosseau, and Scott Hirsch of Hiss Golden Messenger. Influenced by an eclectic mix of 60s FM radio and hits of the 80s, Jacob incorporates it all but updates the sound for today, playing songs of heartbreak and loneliness. His sound is like a warm blanket on a cold night.
Known for his intimate tenor, fingerpicked acoustic guitar, and moody melodies, LA-based indie Shane Alexander has quietly made a name for himself with millions of Spotify streams, an extensive touring history in the US and Europe as both a headliner and as support for acts like Bon Iver, Suzanne Vega, Jewel, Seal and Yes, and dozens of film and TV credits featuring his alternative Americana.
Future folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Uzzel explores the boundaries between traditional folk storytelling and electronic soundscaping. With a unique approach to live music production, Jeff sings and plays guitar, synth, bass and drums though a looping pedal to create on-the-fly compositions that range from lush and cinematic to deep and funky.
Will Logsdon is a performing and recording artist from Nashville Tennessee. His sound draws influence from artists like John Prine, Bob Dylan, and The Band. Logsdon's lyrics delve into the realm of everyday life, while at the same time offering some social commentary.
In the past Will has shared the stage with artists such as Alison Krauss, Del McCoury, Vince Gill and Steve Cropper. Now based in the west coast, Will is collaborating and performing with pedal steel player Dave Mcpeters.
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Steve Itterly is a northwest-based singer-songwriter who draws from a deep well of American musical traditions to create distinctively personal music that is timeless without being overly nostalgic.
Hailing from New York, Steve ventured to Boston after college where he studied country blues and ragtime guitar with local greats Paul Rishell and Radcliff Thomas. It wasn’t until he moved to Colorado where he honed his skills and began writing songs of his own, pulling from genres such as country blues, early jazz, western swing, folk, and ragtime.
Steve’s musical journey began in his early teens when his father and brother introduced him to Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, and Blind Willie Johnson to name a few. There was something mystical in the raw passion of the guitar and vocals that moved him deeply.
Steve’s musical style is true to form with his passionate vocals, finger-style prowess, and ripping slide guitar. He has won the Telluride Blues & Blues Festival’s Country Blues Competition and he is a recognized songwriter in his own right. He has shared a bill with greats such as Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Steve Winwood, Jack Broadbent, Anders Osborne, and Benjamin Booker.
Accompanied by a dynamic four piece ensemble, veteran Bay Area artists, Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz deliver a truly signature sound, layering elements of Stax/Volt styled R&B, electric Americana, and psychedelic rock atop a Chicago and Texas blues foundation. The Lucky Losers perform powerful original music about transcending the dark side of the American dream, the beauty and pain of being alive, and devotion in all it’s complexities.
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.
San Francisco based Caravan 222 blends human despair and the warmth others can induce, in both music and visual formats. In their latest trance-like concoction, “Beatriz,” the members of the troupe create a world full of minimal interaction, juxtaposed against the realization of freedom with one lone warrior.
A talented group of singers, songwriters, collaborators and performers, RISE is an LA based band that has been honing their craft for years. Seasoned pros, their unique originals, smooth harmonies and impressive performance are what audiences have been comparing to their favorite classic rockacts. They are one of those rare bands that can immediately connect with their audience, no matter how big or small, making new listeners feel like old friends.
Chris Clifford - guitars/vocals
Kevin Greig - keyboards/vocals, Jesse Luca - bass/vocals
MarkElson - guitar/sax/harmonica/vocals
Barry Portnoy - drums & amp percussion.
Two acoustic guitars pulsate with enveloping energy shaped by mystical auras and soothing soundscapes.
With roots in rock and roll and classical music, the captivating melodies and thoughtful storytelling carry the listener through a dynamic journey. This is Stillwater Sound.
The Adobe Collective call the California Mojave Desert their home and inspiration. Their surroundings reflect a kind of no-frills authenticity that is baked into their cosmic Americana and rock music with flashes of country, psych folk and indie pop. Founded in 2011 by husband and wife duo Tim & Faith Chinnock at their historic adobe house just minutes from the entrance to Joshua Tree Park, the group has performed in many incarnations but now has solidified around its current line-up including drummer Caleb Winn, multi-instrumentalist Chris Unck, and bassist Spencer Keizer. They have 2 full length albums to their credit and are touring the west coast and southwest to support the release of their third full length album entitled “All The Space That There Is” due out in 2019.
DASH is a progressive electro-soul duo, featuring lush synths, live keys, bass, and guitar, dynamic electronic percussion, and their signature vocal harmonies.
DASH began in February 2018, after lead members Kayti Korte and Ben Morris began writing songs together. The vocal powerhouse duo aimed for a full band sound rooted in rock 'n roll, soul, and funk. The band played their first show in March 2018, and released their debut single, 'Apathy', in May 2018, followed by their debut album, 'SUPER', in October 2018. 'SUPER' is the sound of that first, fiery rock band. Upon releasing their debut album, DASH hit the road. In their first year they were named "Best New Local Band" and had the #2 "Best New Album" by the Bozeman Magazine.
From Ventura County, CA, and heralded by the VC Reporter as “one of the most interesting artists working in the entire county right now, hands down and bar none”, Kyle’s music is influenced by delta blues and funk and he has studied other genres in depth like jazz, flamenco and bluegrass that also come out in his songwriting.
He co-wrote and performed on 6-time Grammy nominee, Robben Ford’s 2015 record “Into the Sun” selling at #2 on the blues charts when it was released, which also featured a cover of one of Swan's songs, "Same Train" and appearances from ZZ Ward, Grammy winner Keb Mo , Gov t Mule and Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes, pedal steel guitar star Robert Randolph, six-string slide legend Sonny Landreth and up-and-coming star Tyler Bryant. Kyle is now writing for Robben's next record, and sang lead vocals on one of those upcoming tracks.
From the basement of “The Monroe Mansion” in Brooklyn, New York, 4 guys started throwing live music parties when a booking agent showed up and offered to book the them. A few months later they formed The Velvicks and debuted at Irving Plaza.
Since then, they have been growing exponentially through live performances alone. They are delivering an all original "stadium rock" experience to intimate and well known venues like Rough Trade, National Sawdust, Surf Lodge and Gramercy Theater without having released any music yet.
With influences from Pink Floyd, Queens of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and Radiohead, the band is delivering heart pounding rock that is familiar yet with a sound and vision completely singular. “Songs are making sense, the band is delivering badass live performances and people are responding to it.” says Vick Nader -Lead Vocals.
The band just finished their first album to be released soon. Check out their calendar for upcoming dates and experience them live.
Amber & Smoke is a folk n’ soul duo from Ventura County, California.
Amber and Bill ‘s vocal blend and performing style have made them very popular in a short period of time. They have been featured in a variety of newspapers and they perform throughout Southern and Central California. VC Reporter: “Imagine Tina Turner fronts The Eagles….good original songs…there’s a definite buzz about Amber& Smoke”.