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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
'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!!
January Performers are:
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:
“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!
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 email@example.com. We look forward to the opportunity to perform for you!
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!
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.
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 !
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.
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.
“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. “
Justina Beth-El has been a musical artist, lyricist, and performer all her life. Her talent and passion were apparent from an early age and enabled her to replicate melodies, perfect harmonies, and craft lyrics that resonate with a variety of audiences. Her determination to succeed guided her to pursue her innate talent all throughout her primary education and into collegiate realm. She launched her professional music career at the age of 25, and it only accelerated from there.
After a variety of successes while based in the DC area - performing at The Kennedy Center and touring the east coast - she relocated to Los Angeles in the winter of 2017 in pursuit of the next musical challenge. She has since performed at some of the most acclaimed venues for up-and-coming artists - The Hotel Cafe, The Viper Room, The Mint, and several others. Every song, every performance radiates with the raw emotion she's meticulously woven in her lyrics and instrumentation - and she's dedicating her life to sharing this talent with audiences across the globe.
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.
Ever hear Tiesto’s megahit “Red Lights” on electrified mandolin? How about the Beatles “Come Together” with a plugged-in cajon? Get ready, because Dockweiler Jones takes the “acoustic duo” thing and kicks out the jams, performing everything from vintage pop such as Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets” and Al Green’s “Come and Take Me,” through rock hits such as Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” and Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy,” right up to recent tunes such as Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Bass.” Armed with guitar, mandolin, cajon, harmonica and a toy organ, Dockweiler Jones entertains with simple instruments, two voices, and a jolt of electricity. See more at www.youtube.com/user/DockweilerJones
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.
Dennis Roger Reed and Michael Gardner play well-honed originals, folk, swing, blues, bluegrass and acoustic rock. Both sing and play guitar and mandolin. There’s always some Byrds, Beatles, Stones, and Bob Dylan in the mix, plus a few more obscure tunes from artists like Jessie Winchester or the Sunshine Company. And you’ll find that Reed and Gardner’s original songs rival the hits from other artists.
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.
Welcome to Aces country! Banded together in the outlaw territory of Long Beach, California, The Ponderosa Aces are wanted known from north county Los Angeles down to the border for perpetrating our irresistible West Coast Psychedelic Honky Tonk.
Front and center behind behind the beard we’ve got Mike Maddux, strummin’ and croonin’ and growlin’ and stompin’. That powerful voice makes the folks smile and dance, laugh and shout, and maybe shed a tear or two. Then he calls the second number. Pull off your coat and throw it in the corner–Mr. Maddux is singin’ some homespun glory and you’re gonna want to stay for a spell.
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.
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
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