Entries for June 2014

  • Poolside Jazz at The Westgate Hotel

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    This summer, jazz enthusiasts are invited to sway and groove to the sounds of Southern California’s finest Jazz talents at the Westgate Hotel’s eclectic poolside jazz festival. Set against the backdrop of downtown San Diego’s skyline at sunset, the event series  features jazz entertainment and offers a selection of craft cocktails, fine whiskey, wine and […]

  • San Diego Down Syndrome introduces “The Ransom Notes”

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    We know San Diego pulls out the big guns when it comes to summer entertainment. From small neighborhood street festivals to the huge Del Mar Fair, the options to have fun and listen to local music are endless. Here’s another option we came across for this weekend if you feel like making the drive up to Julian! Sibling […]

  • Lauren Heintz to Perform Tonight in Mission Hills

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    Gatorbone recording artist, Florida folk singer Lauren Nicole Heintz is quickly becoming known for intricate and innovative finger-style guitar, distinctively deep vocals, and award-winning original songs. On June 6 at 7:00pm, Lauren will perform a Sweet Orange House Concert in the Mission Hills neighborhood. Tinkersmith opens. Email sweetorangestudio@gmail.com for details. In January, against stiff national-level […]

  • LISA SANDERS: Shiver

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    Lisa Sanders has performed in our town’s coffeehouses and musical showcases for well over a decade, and I defy anybody to listen to her and not fall in love with her voice. Simply put, Lisa Sanders sings like nobody’s business. The singer/songwriter possesses grace, clarity, and strength, and she knows how to use all of […]

  • String Theory

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    Hello Troubadourians! This month I’ll pickup (pun intended) where I left off in March with the discussion of electric guitars and amplifiers. Since I began our discussions on tone and dynamics on acoustic guitars with a primer on strings, I thought it appropriate to do likewise with electric guitars. Electric guitars tend to be much […]

  • PETER SPRAGUE: Ocean in Your Eyes

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    Whether it has been with his Dance of the Universe, or Blurring the Edges, or Road Work Ahead, or as a solo performer, Peter Sprague has consistently produced remarkable music. As a composer, he has written music that can be both challenging and accessible. As a guitarist, his playing has always been consistently fresh and […]

  • Moving Day!

    It’s been a big effort moving the Lou Curtiss Sound Library from its home in the back rooms at Folk Arts Rare Records to its new home in El Cajon, but it’s been one Virginia, Ben, and I have been involved with these past few weeks. I guess some folks got the idea that since […]

  • Two Pines

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    When I turned 12 in 1972 my brother John gave me a very important birthday present — Neil Young’s brand new album Harvest. From the opening notes of “Out on a Weekend” to the haunting atmosphere of the closing track “Words,” I was caught by its spell. I had never heard anything so achingly beautiful […]

  • Thread of Mystery: Mastering the Sequence

    Road Trip! Gas? Check. Ice chest full of snacks and bottled water? Check. Cool Ranch Doritos (I only eat them on long drives)? Yep. Tunes? Ummm… I run out to the Toyota Yaris I’ve rented and have a look at the console. Satellite radio is not for me, but there’s no CD player either. I […]