"Brittney Metcalf is a singer/songwriter who lives to perform covers and some original music. She is currently studying music 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 a passion for music. To see more of Brittney, follow her on Instagram @brittlovebug"
A senior at Long Beach Poly, 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 will be joined by Jack Blake and other friends as well.
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.
Ellie Williams is a singer/songwriter living in Seal Beach. Ellie started her music career at age ten, performing with local bands in her hometown of Lawrence, KS. She has also performed at several venues in Los Angeles including Disneyland, the Catalina Jazz Club and the Avalon Hollywood. In December of 2016, Ellie released her first original CD, titled ‘Act My Age’ (available on iTunes). She is currently attending the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) as a junior in the Commercial Music Program. Ellie aspires to create music for herself and others to enjoy. She hopes to continue to perform at great venues wherever she is, and eventually take her show on tour. You can follow her adventures on twitter and instagram ellie1williams. .
“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. “
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.
Keji Sojobi loves experiencing music. She is most herself while she is making music. She performs regularly at open mic nights along the border between LA and Orange Counties, including the one at Bogart's every Tuesday! She is grateful to be sharing her music at Bogart's, and hopes you enjoy her performance.
Brazilian guitarist Hugo Nogueira won the 2011 American Guitar Society competition. After attending three prestigious conservatories in Brazil, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Composition in 2007 and a teaching credential in 2010. Hugo continued his studies earning his Master’s Degree in Guitar Performance at Azusa Pacific University. Additionally, he has had masterclasses with world class guitarists such as Ana Vidovic, Jason Vieaux, Scott Tennant, and Marc Teicholz. Hugo has also participated at guitar festivals such as La Guitarra in San Luis Obispo, Sierra Nevada Guitar festival, and New Mexico Guitar Festival. Awarded an assistantship in the fall of 2013, Hugo began to work on his Doctorate in Classical Guitar Performance at UNLV with the internationally renowned concert guitarist, Ricardo Cobo.
In 2014 and 2015, Hugo was invited to be part of the guitar competition committee at the Clark County School District, Las Vegas Academy of Arts, and Junior festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. From 2013 to 2017, while working on his terminal degree (DMA), Hugo was teaching group guitar class, theory, private lessons, and guitar ensemble at UNLV. In the last few years, Hugo has been performing in different states across U.S. such as California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Michigan. In May 2017, Hugo graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts.
Chelsey Sanchez is a Long Beach local singer, songwriter, guitarist. Most recently she has opened for Aaron Carter at the Federal Bar, and has played at locations such as The Queen Mary, Angel's Stadium, The House of Blues, and smaller venues around Southern California
Sal and Isela con Los Salerosos is an Inland Empire-based band fronted by husband-and-wife duo, Erasmo (Sal) and Isela Salgado. Their self-described “Mexicanized-American music” is a blend of rock-n-roll, folk, and Americana mixed with musical
rhythms and traditional song structures from south of the border.
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.
"Local photographer, Sydney Douglass, uses her creative outlet finding inspiration in the colorful palettes of Mother Nature and the coastal lifestyle surrounding her. She is currently attending Orange Coast College where she has been studying for two years, and will graduate with a certification from the school’s prestigious photography program."
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!
“Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Bobbo Byrnes of The Fallen Stars and Riddle & The stars delivers plain spoken, heart felt tales of love, life and day to day existence in his new CD release Motel Americana with remarkable clarity. He’s the man you meet at the small town lunch counter that freely shares his colorful stories of this and that. Only difference is, Bobbo puts his earthy stories to music for all the world to hear much like Steve Earle and Willie Nelson have over the years. Motel Americana features a familiar cast of players that have appeared on past Byrnes recordings that include singer-bassist Tracy Byrnes, singer Ben Riddle, cajon kit player Matt Froehlich, drummer Brandon Allen, violinist Geo Hennessey, B3 organist Rami Jaffee and slide guitarist Travis King, all who bring their respective gifts to this well crafted project. Songs of particular note include the pensive “To Her Door,” the radio friendly (and our favorite) “APB,” the reflective “Hate This Town,” the resonator fueled centerpiece “Millsboro,” and the raucous electric Americana rocker “1, 2, 3.” Motel Americana is a well conceived album worthy of repeated listening. Good stuff! ”
— Metronome Magazine
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.
sMALLTIME is a four-piece, classic rock outfit from Orange County, California, with a unique blend of raw, take-no-prisoners energy. Their music is a cohesive mix of your favorite classic hits, from Led Zeppelin to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf to Cheap Trick, that seamlessly blends into original songs. It’s clear these rock-n-roll veterans know how to use their road-honed chops to take you on a trip down memory lane, when rock ruled the airwaves.
This band doesn’t just play classic rock, they are classic rock.
Jack Blake is a singer/songwriter from Huntington Beach. His influences range from Neil Young, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt to Kate Wolf
Jessica was born and raised in Long Beach California. She grew up singing, and has recently enjoyed playing guitar as well. Jessica attended the performing arts program at Cypress College and is currently working on becoming a vocal coach for children along with performing. 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. This will be her first time playing a gig and she is very thankful for this opportunity, she can't wait to share her voice with everyone.
Lafayette Ben-Charlatan brings his Louisiana gris gris and a Beau Brummell tuxedo to entertain you while tickling ivories and telling tall tales. Lafayette is a son of the south, hopelessly stuck in the past, who specializes in singing songs from the Great American Songbook from 1920-1950, accompanying himself on the piano-forte. He'll add a lagniappe of songs from his kinsman Dr. John, Tom Waits, Leon Russell and others whose works are not regularly included among the great American classics, but should be.
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!
Megan Brown is not your average musician. Her musical career has been an unexpected one, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She began studying classical music at a young age and quickly became an accomplished instrumentalist and vocalist, and is currently a much sought after studio recording artist. She has performed all over the US and Europe.
We will be hosting a coffee chat with City Manager Jill Ingram We will be celebrating the holidays! Of course we will also discuss any and all topics that are of concern to those in attendance. We look forward to seeing you!