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The blues is life itself to Bernie Pearl. A guitarist with an upbeat, finger-poppin’ picking style he learned at the elbows of bluesmasters Sam ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, Mississippi Fred MacDowell, and others. Yet, Bernie Pearl is no hidebound traditionalist. As music critics and aficionados have said for years, he is a craftsman who packs his songs with melodic interpretations that are new and personal each time he picks up his vintage Martin or National. To hear him tell it,…Find out more »
Rick Ruskin started playing guitar in 1962 and in just one year became a respected professional musician in his native Detroit, Michigan. In 1964, while still in Jr. High School, he was chosen to open the bill for the Reverend Gary Davis at Detroit's legendary Retort Coffee House. This engagement resulted in a fast and permanent friendship with the master blues, ragtime, and gospel guitarist. Rev. Davis was so taken by the young Ruskin's skill and eagerness, that he invited Rick…Find out more »
Variety Night (Hosted by that Mandell guy since 1974) presents a special guest plus as always our talented sign-ups to fill out the bill. This month we will begin taking sign-ups for Variety Night on Sunday, April 5 at 1pm. Sign-ups are taken until all eight slots have been filled. Variety Night-See it or be it. Do it or review it. A fun night out.Find out more »
Music of the west with classic songs in the tradition of the Sons of the Pioneers. Harmonies are front and center in this collection of classic Country, vintage Western, Folk and Bluegrass music from the 1920's to the 1980’s performed by these Kern River Valley residents who have been jamming together for years. This isolated southern Sierra community long known for a rich history of gold mining, cattle ranching, hiking, and white water sports is also a magnet for musicians…Find out more »
Acoustic Asylum is what happens when you take some of LA’s best recording and touring musicians and turn them loose in an organic setting. No electronic tricks, no stylistic limits…just having fun and making incredible music. From Swamp Funk, to Jazz, to Klezmer and Tango, to Pastoral Heartfelt Moods and Quirky original and covered Songs, nothing is off limits! Acoustic Asylum is led by award winning composer and producer Dan Radlauer on Accordion (insert accordion joke here). On guitar is…Find out more »
A Betty Boop for the fin-de-siecle” says the LA Weekly, Janet Klein with her band the Parlor Boys perform forgotten gems and naughty ditties from the 1910’s, 20’s and 30’s with panache, style and wit. Her Parlor Boys in the backup band behind Janet’s uke playing include members on guitar, ukulele, ragtime piano, cornet, and whistling. Her Parlor Boys are a group made up of time warped musicians. http://www.janetklein.comFind out more »
Variety Night (Hosted by that Mandell guy since 1974) presents a special guest plus as always our talented sign-ups to fill out the bill. This month we will begin taking sign-ups for Variety Night on Sunday, May 3 at 1pm. Sign-ups are taken until all eight slots have been filled. Variety Night-See it or be it. Do it or review it. A fun night out.Find out more »
Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA…Find out more »
Joellen and the Urban Gypsies bring the whimsical and imaginative mountain dulcimer player/builder and accordionist, Joellen Lapidus, together with the musical talents of extraordinary jazz violinist Yvette Devereaux and multi genre upright bass player Oliver Steinberg. "We present Americana/Roots/Folk/World music through an urban lens being equally comfortable playing square dance tunes from Appalachia, jazz standards from the 40's, Indian Ragas, pop tunes and Klezmer. We are musical “Urban Gypsies”, wandering the musical world, gathering up lovely, inspiring, funny, raucous tunes…Find out more »
Online tickets sales close at the night of the show. Any remaining tickets are for sale at Boulevard Music when doors open At unless noted otherwise. Tickets may also be purchased in person at Blvd Music or by phone (310) 398-2583 using a major credit card.
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Please note all shows start at 8pm and doors open at 7:30pm unless indicated otherwise. People who already have their tickets (purchased them in advance) get in first when doors open at 7:30 pm. After the people who already have their tickets are admitted any remaining tickets will go on sale.
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