Entries for August 2013

  • San Diego Songwriter Meetup to Hold Live Songwriter Showcase Tonight

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    I don’t know if you watched any of the MTV Video Music Awards, but the portions I watched made me sad. And discouraged.  These performers are considered the country’s top mainstream musicians and entertainers? I’m still scratching my head. However, I refuse to wallow in despair about the state of affairs at the “top” of this […]

  • Baja Fog House Concerts Presents Berkley Hart this Saturday

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    Don’t you just love a good house concert? Here’s info for an upcoming concert in Clairemont, CA: Date: Saturday, August 24th Featuring: Berkley Hart Show time: 8pm, doors at 7pm Suggested Donation: $20 (all donations go directly to artists) RSVP: bajafoghouseconcerts@gmail.com Jeff & Calman have been especially busy this summer, playing their house concert circuit […]

  • Bushwalla to Support Selah Sue at House of Blues on August 27th

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    San Diego-based musician Bushwalla has embarked on a West Coast tour and will be stopping in San Diego on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the House of Blues downtown for a one-night show at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $15 each (tix via Live Nation: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/0A004AE6FE895353?dma_id=381). Bushwalla (www.bushwalla.net) is the persona of Billy Galewood, a singer, songwriter, collaborator and free-styler who hastoured […]

  • It’s a Cover Up: Poolside / Hannah & Maggie

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    Earlier this summer, we talked about the sometimes blessed, sometimes cursed task of learning cover songs. It’s not always the most pleasant chore when you’ve been hired for a three hour bar gig where no original music is allowed. But, learning covers by artists that have inspired you and interpreting them in new ways can […]

  • Check Your Ego at the Door: Transformation and Rejuvenation at the Steel Bridge Songfest

    Every June for the last nine years a musical miracle occurs in the ship building port of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Nestled just to the west of Lake Michigan (and 42 miles to the northeast of Green Bay), this relatively modest community in the heart of Door County (population 9,144) celebrates the onset of summer by […]

  • SUMMERGRASS Is Fun for Everyone!!

    For 10 years spectacular bluegrass music from around the world has graced the Summergrass stage. This month Summergrass continues this tradition by bringing another stellar musical lineup to Southern California with NewFound Road, Sierra Hull, Bluegrass Etc., Flatt Lonesome, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Old Town Road, Next Generation, the Roustabouts, Gone Tomorrow, Box Canyon, […]

  • ROB DEEZ: Mild-mannered Medical Professional by Day, Singer-Songrhymer by night

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    “In 1981 Sublime and the Wu-Tang Clan gave birth to Rob Deez on the set of Saturday Night Live.” You may wonder what the hell a sentence like that is doing in a publication like this. Allow me to explain. Rob Deez is an acoustic hip hop comedian. The above sentence is the bio listed […]

  • After a Decade, AMSD Concerts Continue to Raise the Bar

    Dave Cousins of the Strawbs told the audience what a privilege it was to have Sandy Denny in his band before the legendary British folk-rock icon joined Fairport Convention. Jimmy Webb revealed in his sold-out appearance that “Galveston” was really about Vietnam. And an animated Al Kooper shared his initial feelings of despair when he […]

  • PATRIC PETRIE: Pocket Venus

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    San Diego is truly blessed to have a talent such as Patric Petrie. As a fiddler, few can match her tone and sound production. Skelpin, the award-winning Celtic/world acoustic ensemble for which she was a founding member, has been among the best of the folk/ethnic musical groups to come out of this town. For years […]