Michael James is an upcoming West Coast songwriter, whose music ranges from the quiet and introspective to the brash and psychedelic. His unique blend of indie-rock/americana currently takes the form of a California trio based around Robby Gaar (guitar, lapsteel) & Jake Murphy (upright bass). Michael cut his teeth in Oregon as an in-demand sideman for several touring and recording acts, where he began writing a stable of songs inspired by the experience of leaving home, time and time again, for the road. He is currently in the final stages of completing his debut album, “Get Well Soon Town”, and is already working on a follow up EP with James Meder of LA’s Pique Recording. Come hear songs of travel, heartache, loss, and redemption!
You might need to freshen up your home and bring it back to life this spring or perhaps you are thinking of selling your home to buy new— let's dream a little. Join us as Jeannie Vazquez of Sotheby's International Realty and Jennifer Marsh, Professional Home Stager, will discuss and enlighten you with fresh ideas to fit your lifestyle. We believe that everyone deserves a home that is filled with peace, joy, pride and comfort. What that looks and feels like is different for everyone. So…will you "LOVE IT OR LIST IT"?
To Stay – When choosing to stay – I offer services that allow for a very simple, affordable, seamless transformation of your desired space that will feel like new. My philosophy is to repurpose, rearrange, declutter, redesign, and add colors that speak to you.
To Sell – If you’ve decided to make the move, which is very exciting, there is no better way to increase the value of your home and expedite the sale than by staging. We will give you tips on how to maximize your space and attract the market price of your home.
Zela Hill is an independent singer and songwriter, as well as a local high school student. Her musical experience is composed of vocals and guitar, and her musical influences consist of Mumford & Sons, Clara C, and Simon & Garfunkel. Although her main genre is folk, Sophia plays a wide range of genres at her events to please any crowd.
Dan McNay has purchased millions of dollars worth of computers for USC; won the staff speed calculator competition at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel; paddled around Catalina Island with a bunch of Boy Scouts; sold used and rare books in the French Quarter; collected blood from unborn calves in a Utah slaughter house; lectured on Robbe-Grillet; worked the graveyard shift in Monterey, San Francisco & Tucson hotels (it felt like forever); owned and ran a cemetery in Illinois; and played the banjo and sang at the House of Blues-but not necessarily in that order.
He has written “It Knows You By No Other Name”& “The Truth About Treasure Island” “Beneath The Cold Stones” “The Smallest Creatures” available at Amazon
And has produced two CDs “Dan McNay, Banjo, Stories” and “On The Street” available at CD-Baby.
He has sung and played banjo all over the LA area for the last several years.
Americana singer-songwriter Rick Shelley emerged into the Southern California music scene in 2015 after connecting with multi-instrumentalist, producer Chris Unck (Pink, Butch Walker, Black Roses). The pair worked out of Unck’s Hi-Lonesome studio in Joshua Tree recording Rick’s solo EP, “1909 Miles,” which arrived in November of that year. Working off the EP’s momentum the two continued to collaborate in the studio and released a follow up “Hope Wrapped in Razor Wire” in March of 2017. Both records received award nominations with “Hope Wrapped in Razor Wire’s” song “Dead Horse Hollow” receiving International Songwriter’s Competition (ISC) semi-finalist recognition.
Rick’s sound has earned favorable comparisons to Jackson Browne and Steve Earle. A richly evocative storyteller, his songs employ an economy of language that recall Texas troubadours like Robert Earl Keen and Guy Clark. He shares his hard-won wisdom with pathos, humor and grace. Every narrative accompanied by indelible melodies and killer hooks. www.rickshelleymusic.com
Alan Levin plays a whole bunch of fun songs from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. He rocks out with authentic recreations of the great tunes from the 60's British Invasion including, Beatles, Stones, Herman's Hermits, Kinks, Yardbirds, Dave Clark Five plus other 60's tunes by the Byrds, Monkees, and other bands and artists from that period. And don't forget the Beach Boys, and some Motown. The Doobies, Eagles, America, and other 70s-80s repertoire find their way into his setlist too! Expect a few of his studio quality music buddies to join him too. He calls his musical troupe "Stuck In The 60's" because he is in fact still stuck in the 60s for sure!!
Greg Lewis plays guitar and mandolin and he sings every song from the 60s and 70s too. He has been playing ever since he saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. He is a big fan of all the great 60s and 70s tunes and loves Dylan, Neil Young, the Moody Blues, the Beatles, and the Monkees. Alan and Greg met in the late 70s in L.A. and have played these oldies together so much that they finally decided to gig with these songs. Greg and Alan make music magic together since the both come from the same music quilt. Their guitar strings intertwine with each other and every in the audience feels their good vibrations!!!
Kris Shelton has been singing professionally for over 30 years. From jazz to pop, folk and a little bit of country, she has played many venues in Orange and L.A. counties and done studio work as well. She lives in Orange County with her husband and two very cute dogs.
Brittney Metcalf is a singer/songwriter who loves to perform covers and some original music. She is currently studying at Cypress Community College and singing in the Vocal Jazz Ensemble on campus. She participated in choir at Los Alamitos High School all four years and loved performing so much she plans on making a career out of playing her own music for people who share the passion that she does. To see more of Brittney, follow her on Instagram @brittlovebug and subscribe to her YouTube channel for more music !
Alan Levin plays a whole bunch of fun songs from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. He rocks out with authentic recreations of the great tunes from the 60's British Invasion including, Beatles, Stones, Herman's Hermits, Kinks, Yardbirds, Dave Clark Five plus other 60's tunes by the Byrds, Monkees, and other bands and artists from that period.
Lina Hayek is an exceptional and much sought-after guitarist, vocalist, voice over artist, recording engineer and choir director. She has played at the Presidential Inauguration of The El Salvadorian President to a crowed of over 50,000 people, and has been described as “Norah Jones” with a guitar, for her mellow tones and sweet vocals, and even won first place in a talent show portraying Elvis Presley.
Known for her incredible heart & soul, Lina uses her talents to capture and engage the crowd with her beautifully & blended diversity of music styles, as she has a gift for taking a piece of music, not her own, and stylizing it to sound like something captivatingly new.
Lina was born in Kuwait to a Lebanese father and a Palestinian mother, and is fluent in Arabic. She comes from a long line of Levites, and her love for faith and music, combined with her multi-cultural background and musical family influences, displays an unbreakable link between traditional & cutting-edge contemporary music.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts and a Masters in Humanities, with over 20 years of professional performance experience. Although not born in the US, she calls Southern California home, and enjoys stirring & capturing the hearts of others globally, in order to achieve a greater passion for faith, love & life, one note at a time.
You can learn more on her website: www.livemusicplease.com
“Hailing from Orange County, California, GUILTY TRAIN is a musical trio that performs an inspired mix of covers and originals spanning decades and drawing deep from country rock, Americana and folk rock influences. Blending guitars and vocal harmonies, lead vocalist Ronnette Ainsley, guitarists Steve Quinn and Hans Hellsund bring their collective passion for playing songs that are familiar, while adding there own unique twist and freshness. “
Bio: David Lear
"Docudrama of American under-culture"
David Lear is a writer/balladeer/artist based in Austin TX. With influences from Singer-songwriters including John Prine, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Jimmy LaFave he writes about the America lost, personal struggles of the working class and anthems of glory from overcoming adversity. Each story is a condition, a diagnosis or a prescribed pill of the human condition. The celebration of life is echoed through both dirge ballad and uptempo tunes giving hope to the listener.
Balladeer David Lear began to write his Americana tunes in Nob Hill arts district in Albuquerque, NM (and Placitas where his family has been for generations). Eventually he moved to Austin Texas. Here his rockin’ band plays a mixture of Americana, roots, hillbilly rock, alt. country, cowpunk, dust bowl folk & western swing. So hallelujah! Clap your hands and give yourself to song!
He has currently a paperback book titled Elgin Farm, 2 music albums & 3 single releases all available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and many other digital stores. He recently provided material for feature film called The Odd Way Home starring Rumer Willis and a song for Portland Fashion Show.
The Andy Rau Band performs Americana music, an eclectic blend of folk, rock and bluegrass. The band was formed in 1986 with the intent of showcasing new material, illustrating the versatility of the 5-string banjo and breaking with the conventions of folk and bluegrass. The group borrows from a wide variety of musical styles which enables each song to shape its own identity without borrowing from old tried-and-true formulas.
Stoll Vaughan is an Americana singer-songwriter. He is a Kentucky native who has toured with the likes of John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Don Williams, Marty Stuart, and James McMurtry, among others.
The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter’s efforts have been heard on major motion picture and network TV series soundtracks like True Blood, Shameless, Friday Night Lights and The Office. He composed music for David Lynch’s Webby Award-winning Internet documentary series Interview Project.
His latest record “The Conversation” is out now. It was co-produced by Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket and Mike Wanchic, Mellencamp’s longtime guitarist and co-producer. You can check out more at his website www.stollvaughan.com.
January Grit met on a sidewalk in New York City in the Autumn of 2017. Inspired by the city's rhythm and restlessness they began creating music together. In January of 2018 the duo took a train from New York to Toronto where they spent six months gigging around the city and self-recording numerous songs. They were selected as winners of Toronto's Underground Sounds Competition with Universal Music Canada. In June of 2018 January Grit spent a month performing around Sydney, Australia and have now settled in Orange County, where they are finalizing their debut album. January Grit brings forward a unique sound, combining jazz, indie, and folk music.
The Sweetwater Creek Band is an Orange County, CA who play fiddle, Irish bouzouki and mandolin, accordion guitar, banjo, and baroque recorders. Each member also sings, alternating between lead and harmony vocals. From diverse backgrounds and training, this unique group enjoys interweaving various nationalities of folk music such as Irish, Scottish, Cajun, and Swedish, with traditional Bluegrass and gospel tunes. We have played at coffee houses, farmers markets, street fairs, contra-dances, libraries, and art festivals throughout Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles counties, and have had audiences of all ages singing, clapping, and dancing to this timeless, family-friendly music! To learn more about our group and to book us for your next event, please visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scbmusic, on Instagram @sweetwatercreekband or call us at 714-538-5209, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to the opportunity to perform for you!
Jessica was born and raised in Long Beach Ca. She grew up singing and has recently enjoyed playing guitar as well. Jessica will be sharing some of her own songs along with a variety of cover songs by artists she loves. Although she grew up singing, she is just getting her music career started and can’t wait to share her voice with everyone again!
'OUTLAWS OF FOLK MUSIC SERIES''
Michael Ubaldini’s critically acclaimed Folk & Roots music series that has been going strong for 10 years. It will now be held & happy to relocate to BOGART'S COFFEE HOUSE every first Thursday of each month.
CBS Los Angeles named it “Best Folk Music show in The OC” in 2017
All ages can enjoy the show and artistic vibe. Outlaws is an ongoing folk music series that was created by the ‘rock n roll poet’ Michael Ubaldini who decided as a songwriter and supporter of musicians to start his own ‘Rebel Brand’ of an Acoustic Folk night.
He calls it 'Outlaws of Folk Music Series’. Michael hand picks some kindred spirit musicians- established recording artists, touring, local singer songwriters & performers from Los Angeles, Orange County & Long Beach to do the night with him. Each artist does a thirty minute set and sometimes a final 'Sing Out' jam at the end of the show together. It’s the real deal.
It’s the held first Thursday of each month. The music and Outlaws Series is spreading. Michael has taken it on the road before and it tours from time to time, but Bogart’s is the new Thursday homebase for the Folk Series in beautiful Seal Beach.
Please support the musicians & songwriters.
Outlaws of Folk brings back the attitude & spirit of NY Greenwich Village folk boom of the early 60s with a modern 21st century twist w/songsters relevant to this era as well as “Old traditional’ Folk.” come hang!
Yeggi Kaela Watts is a local singer songwriter, mommy, and educator. With a taste of pop and soul, Yeggi’s influences and styles are influenced by Adele, Alicia Keys and Colbie Callait. Her hope is to share her journey through music and connect with people from all walks of life. For more info or to purchase an album, check out Yeggi on FB or @soulmama83 on Instagram.
Diana Carlos is a professional organizer and owner of Uniquely Enhanced Spaces. For over 6 years, Diana has helped busy women organize their homes and home-based business owners create productive workspaces. She helps her clients with every step of the organizing process, from de-cluttering and organizing, to setting-up systems to maintain organization. She started practicing her organizing skills when she was just a young girl. When she was 12 years old she would go to work with her Dad on Saturdays to help him file paperwork and organize his desk. Soon after she began helping family and friends with organizing overhauls. Diana created her business out of a passion for both organizing and teaching. As a business owner with a family, she understands the chaos of daily life and has a passion for helping other women and their families simplify home and life. Diana is a member of (NAPO) the National Association for Productivity and Organizing Professionals and her business was awarded a Gold Daisy Award for Most Loved Home Service by Macaroni Kid Long Beach, a local publication.
Join us for our Coffee Talk series to discuss a range of relevant topics. We want to provide opportunity for discussion and fellowship along with some interesting information. The series includes such general topics as Family, Wellness, Finances. We will invite experts in to provide information and follow up with a roundtable setting to discuss. We hope you will join us!
Life is unpredictable and it is never too early to prepare for what lies ahead and ensure your loved ones and property are protected. Join Anna and Ashley, your community compassionate advisers for a casual chat to discuss any questions you may have regarding living trusts, probate, naming a guardian for your children or real estate in general. Our priority is dispelling common misconceptions about real estate, trusts, wills and probate. #WeDoBusinessByRelationship #LoveToServeYou
“Coffee & Hymns” is a unique musical experience where an eclectic acoustic band plays the old favorite classics like “I’ll Fly Away” and “Amazing Grace”...and the best part is YOU get to sing along! Printed lyrics are handed out and everyone is invited to add their voice to the heavenly sound. This is a fun, lively event! All ages encouraged and welcomed. Come be a part of this unique kick-off to the Thanksgiving season. It won’t be the same without you!
Michael Banta and Jeff Kessinger, collectively known as Watercolors, have been making music together since they were teens, starting with returning to their Junior high during their first year of high school to play the prom. Over the many years since then they have woven together a unique fabric of their individual and collective music experiences arriving at their current format. Michael is an accomplished acoustic guitar finger picker/singer/songwriter and Jeff is an orchestrating lap steel guitar player/ songwriter. Together, they perform many covers not specific to any single genre with a unique approach to orchestration, as well as several original tunes. You can find a couple of their performances at the following links:
Jake Murphy is a modern percussive fingerstyle harp guitarist from Orange County. He recently performed at SOKA university, sharing the stage with world renowned musicians Steven Bennett and Muriel Anderson. Jake brings a new modern style of acoustic music to a vintage instrument and is one of only a handful of harp guitarists on the west coast.
We are fortunate this month to host the local favorites Barry and Kendra Cogert. Barry is the founder of The Jazz Angels in Long Beach. The Jazz Angels creates an environment for playing and preserving jazz, and empowers young musicians to develop self-confidence, leadership, and group interaction skills. www.jazzangel.org
Kendra is the owner of Music Together at the Beach which is the internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through 5 and the adults who love them. www.musictogetheratthebeach.com
Come enjoy their beautiful music with us!
Tonight we have a rare opportunity to witness a total lunar eclipse perfectly timed for our evening enjoyment! The Earth's shadow first starts to cover the moon at 7:34 and totality arrives by 8:45. During totality the moon doesn't go dark, but turns beautiful shades of red or brown due to sunlight passing around the Earth and refracted by the Earth's atmosphere. A total lunar eclipse is a wonderful sight to behold with the eye alone, but telescopic views make it a special visual treat!
Eric Hirschhorn is a modern jazz saxophonist from Long Beach, CA. With the goal of uniting the world through music, he currently tours with bands such as Rebelution, Tribal Seeds, The Green, Delta Nove as well as playing all over the LA area with a myriad of acts.
Eric has recently released his first album, "Living in the Question" and will be performing works from it, along with some of his other original works as well as those of his bandmates. He will be accompanied by an incredible band of talented musicians. This will be a show you cannot miss!
Join us in celebrating Neurodiversity and empowering the brilliant artists whose works will be displayed and for sale! This display is curated by The Art of Autism, and Pproceeds will go to the artists as well as to support this incredible organization.
The Art of Autism is an international collaborative project and nonprofit composed of talented individuals who have come together to display the creative abilities of people on the autism spectrum (ASD). The Art of Autism accepts many art forms, including blog posts, art, poetry, video submissions and requests for book reviews. We seek diverse viewpoints including those from autistic people, parents, siblings, therapists, physicians, educators, and others. We partner with organizations who have similar goals for awareness, acceptance, education and provision of opportunities for our participants. We have many projects that highlight our mission. In 2018 we started paying neurodivergent bloggers. We’ve one many awards for our blog which shares a diversity of opinions.
Alicia Naomi is a singer-songwriter who loves writing heartfelt songs to inspire, love songs to dwell upon or mend a broken heart, and upbeat songs to make you feel good. She also loves performing covers in her own style. Some of her biggest inspirations are Corrine Bailey Rae, Baby Face, and Whitney Houston. She is also heavily influenced by jazz and old school R&B, but loves all styles of music.
A sophomore at San Diego State, Jackson Wagner has been playing guitar for most of his life. Influences include Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello and Jack Johnson. He will be featuring several new songs he has written, along with some familiar tunes. He may be joined by Jack Blake and other friends as well.
Annette Conlon is a singer/songwriter who crafts beautiful melodies to pair with her thoughtful lyrics. Her music echoes what she sees in the world around her – both joy and sorrow. Her love and concern for animals and the planet are carefully interspersed with stories from her personal life and this is what drives her to create as her songs reflect these observations. She performs in a duo with her husband, renown multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Doug Conlon. When not on stage, Annette splits her time as a Music Supervisor and recording artist, hard at work on her sophomore record, due 2019.
Annette’s own Compassionette Tour, a vegan awareness tour through the South East, is just part of her outreach through music. Annette performs at many Vegan events and festivals, including: SoCal VegFest, LA Tofurky Trot & Vegan Food Fest, Central Coast VegFest, Plant Fest, National Animal Rights Day, Have A Heart Ranch, WorldFest, EarthDay LA, Chicago Veganmania, VegOut Tucson, and many more!