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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 »
Affordable Guitar (the best deal in town—8 Beginning Guitar classes 90 bucks) and Vocal classes plus Ted Owens’ Rock/Blues Jam Class for Teens, Tom Corbett’s Bluegrass/ Country Jam Class, Bernie Pearl’s Acoustic and Electric Blues Jam classes, and Beginning, Beginners Plus and Ongoing Ukulele (April 13 start for Beginning) with Cali Rose start next week. We also have a fingerpicking workshop with Rick Ruskin and Roy Bookbinder on June 1. On Monday, April 15 we kick it off with our…Find out more »
Award-winning vocalist Susie Glaze, mandolinist Steve Rankin, fiddler Mark Indictor and bassist Fred Sanders are The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble, the newest version of the acclaimed Los Angeles-based Americana group, a lush new folk Americana fusion ensemble, presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. The group has been likened to the classic British bands Pentangle and Fairport Convention in that they blend classic folk…Find out more »
Affordable Guitar (the best deal in town—8 Beginning Guitar classes 90 bucks) and Vocal classes plus Ted Owens’ Rock/Blues Jam Class for Teens, Tom Corbett’s Bluegrass/ Country Jam Class, Bernie Pearl’s Acoustic and Electric Blues Jam classes, and Beginning, Beginners Plus, and Ongoing Ukulele (April 13 start for Beginning) with Cali Rose start this week. We also have a fingerpicking workshop with Rick Ruskin and Roy Bookbinder on June 1. Tonight, on April 15, we kick it off with our…Find out more »
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 »
Variety Night (Hosted by that Mandell guy since 1974) presents our special guest singer/songwriter Grinnell with his fine song interpretations, 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 7 at 1pm. Please note this show is a special Variety Night on the 4th Sunday of the month instead of the usual 3rd Sunday which happens to be Easter. Sign-ups are taken until all eight…Find out more »
Michael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world’s top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres; the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championships at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield , Kansas. From New York’s Lincoln Center to the Cactus Cafe in Austin, from Milano to Bangkok, Michael continues to enchant, dazzle and surprise audiences and critics alike as he redefines the modern acoustic guitar…Find out more »
"Jim Hurst is one of the most versatile and tasteful guitar players I know. Whether he's flailing the rhythm for an old time fiddle tune, laying down a funky groove, or finger picking a beautiful ballad, his playing is both impeccable and creative. Accompanying this instrumental virtuosity is a rich and expressive voice with a surprising range." Mark Schatz Jim Hurst’s unique picking style and mastery of bluegrass guitar wows audiences and is revered by both novice guitar players and…Find out more »
Two fabulous fingerstyle players with an array of styles on the same bill. One a “Slack Key” guitar specialist and the other a fabulous fingerstyle/slide guitarist who melds the two seamlessly into fantastic arrangements. Slack Key” means that some of the strings on a guitar are slacked from standard tuning, with the bass, melody, and improvisation played at the same time, and is often played to accompany traditional dance or song. Many players use their own special tunings that often…Find out more »
Variety Night (Hosted by that Mandell guy since 1974) presents our special guest actor/comic Ross Mackenzie with his funny standup routine. Ross will be filling out his set with two additional comics, Kevin Turner and Matt Payton. In addition 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 5 at 1pm. Sign-ups are taken until all eight slots have been filled. Variety Night-See it or be…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.
A $1 service charge per ticket is added to online and phone orders. All ticket sales are final. They are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. For online ticket purchases, you will need to provide the ticket barcode for entry. Please print your ticket or display the barcode on your phone.
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.
Please note that taking photos or any other type of recording is not allowed during performances at Boulevard Music.