The Secrets of Estate Planning
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Secrets of Estate Planning

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 

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Coffee Talk, a Community Gathering: Get Organized for the New Year!
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Coffee Talk, a Community Gathering: Get Organized for the New Year!

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! 

 

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Music by Alan Levin
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Alan Levin

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. 

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Music by David Lear
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Music by David Lear

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.

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Music by Yeggi Kaela Watts
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Yeggi Kaela Watts

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.

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Music by Serious Fun!
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Serious Fun!

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.

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Music by Jessica Steele
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Jessica Steele

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!

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Music by the Sweetwater Creek Band
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Music by the Sweetwater Creek Band

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 dandan909@hotmail.com.  We look forward to the opportunity to perform for you!

 

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Music by January Grit
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Music by January Grit

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. 

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Music by Stoll Vaughan
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Stoll Vaughan

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.

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Music by Michael James
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Michael James

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!

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Music by Zela Hill
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Zela Hill

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.

Instagram: @Zela_hill
Soundcloud:

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Music by Rick Shelley
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Rick Shelley

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 Ryan Adams 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.
Hear him at: www.rickshelleymusic.com

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Music by Chelsey Sanchez
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Chelsey Sanchez

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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Music by Lynn & I
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Lynn & I

Lynn & I is a folk/indie band based out of Los Angeles. They have done various gigs at coffee shops throughout Southern California, and are in the process of recording their debut EP. Come by for a fun night of unique music!

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Music by Guilty Train
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Guilty Train

“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. “

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Coffee and Hymns
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Coffee and Hymns

“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!

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Music by Watercolors
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Watercolors

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9207TdlPf-s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS405ZjoKhE

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Music by Brittney Metcalf
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Brittney Metcalf

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 ! 

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Outlaws of Folk Music Series - A Monthly Gathering
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Outlaws of Folk Music Series - A Monthly Gathering

'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!!
February Performers are:

Ted Russell Kamp

Heidi Merrill

Emily Zuzik

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Music by Jake Murphy
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Jake Murphy

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.  

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Music by The Barry and Kendra Cogert Ensemble
Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Music by The Barry and Kendra Cogert Ensemble

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!

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Total Lunar Eclipse Party
Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

Total Lunar Eclipse Party

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!

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Music by Eric Hirschhorn and The Master Plan
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Music by Eric Hirschhorn and The Master Plan

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! 

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Coffee with a Splash of Art!
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Coffee with a Splash of Art!

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.

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Music by Alicia Naomi
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Alicia Naomi

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. 

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Music by Sam Addy
Jan
5
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Sam Addy

Sam Addy is a Guitarist and Vocalist from Long Beach who performs cover songs that span a wide variety of genres and decades.  Come and listen to a unique interpretation of blues, folk, rock and pop music that ranges from the 1950's to 2018.

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Music by Jackson Wagner
Jan
4
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Jackson Wagner

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.

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Music by Annette Conlon
Dec
28
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Annette Conlon

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!

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Music by Justina
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Justina

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.

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Music by the Andy Rau Band
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Music by the Andy Rau Band

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. 

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Music by Dockweiler Jones
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Dockweiler Jones

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

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Music by Dennis Roger Reed and Michael Gardner
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Music by Dennis Roger Reed and Michael Gardner

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.

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Music by the Ponderosa Aces
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Music by the Ponderosa Aces

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.

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