Entries for September 2011

  • September 2011 PDF Issue

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  • A Wonderful Time at Summergrass

    What a great Summergrass festival we had this year! Produced by the hard working and non-profit San Diego Bluegrass Society and the North County Bluegrass and Folk Club at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista August 19-21, Summergrass brought some mighty fine bluegrass and acoustic music to San Diego. Headlining the event […]

  • A Stellar Lineup at the Jazz88 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival

    Ocean Beach has a lot going for it, from the terrific weather and beachfront views to the wonderful people, but one of the nicest things is the many open air events held in the community, such as the annual Jazz 88 Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival. Taking place this year on September 10, for […]


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    After nearly 12 years playing together, with five previous award-winning studio CDs, local Americana veterans Berkley Hart are back with Crow, and their latest album offers the kind of music for which they have become known. There are the laid-back, personal stories of Calman Hart, delivered in his smooth, folksy, talking-blues style. Jeff Berkley has […]

  • Jeffrey Joe Morin: A Big Ol’ Heart

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    “You’re going to make a record with me!” These were the words that Jeffrey Joe Morin heard coming from a very enthusiastic and determined Steph Johnson when he was performing with his band the Forget Me Nots last year. Johnson, of course, is San Diego’s brilliant and beautiful soul and jazz singer, distinguished by her […]

  • ROBERT BONDURANT: Still Standing

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    Robert Bondurant is a 23-year-old native of La Mesa whose musical inspiration is John Mayer. Although Bondurant is primarily an electric guitar player, and occasionally performs as a trio, the five songs contained on Still Standing (all original compositions) feature him solo on an acoustic guitar, a craft he has been honing in frequent club […]

  • September 2011 Calendar

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  • As Ken Graydon Lay Dying

    Forgive me, Ol’ Pard, but I want to get this one in for you before your great heart stops beating. Something in me rebels against the thought of writing in the past tense of a man who is larger than life, “a genial bear of a man” who has inspired as many songs as he […]

  • Generation, Alienation, Clear Heads! Ahoy!

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    I feel compelled in this, the final column of my ninth year in this spot, to focus on some cultural calamities that have been annoying me fiercely and forcing my attentions away from areas where they could more profitably be employed (i.e., contemplation of my physical beauty, my abiding love, my continuing, torturous search for […]