Entries for October 2014

  • Patty Griffin to Perform in San Diego Tomorrow

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    Tomorrow night, the one and only Patty Griffin will perform at the beautiful Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp District. Let me tell you why this makes my heart happy. Lately, I’ve been a little disgruntled with the state of affairs for songwriting and original music, especially here in San Diego. Through my freelance […]

  • Folk Duos Small Potatoes and Sabrina & Craig to Perform in Encinitas

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    On Saturday, November 1st at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage will host an evening of music featuring two acclaimed folk duos: Small Potatoes and Sabrina & Craig. I had the honor of hearing both of these wonderful acts many years ago at the Far West Folk Alliance. Both groups are full of personality and talent, […]

  • Events and Happenings Next Weekend

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    Hi folks! Just wanted to let you know about a few events and shows coming up next weekend. We received a flurry of press releases within a matter of days, and we couldn’t decide which event sounded better, so we’re going to present them to you menu-style and leave the tough decision-making up to you! […]

  • Music Discovery: Talented Acts from SWRFA

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    Hello, my friends! Just got back from a trip to Austin, TX ,where my duo The Lovebirds played an “official showcase” at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance. One of my absolute favorite things about hitting the road is discovering so many talented musicians and performers from all over the country. Here are just a few […]

  • San Diego Music Awards: A Win for All

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    This month we have a look at the annual San Diego Music Awards, from some of the musicians nominated as well as music reviews. The rest of the San Diego Music Thing reviews will follow next month. San Diego Music Awards There are really no losers at the annual San Diego Music Awards. Held this […]

  • Berkley Hart Selis Twang Celebrate New Album at Poway Center for the Arts

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    Berkley Hart Selis Twang Celebrate New Album at Poway Center for the Arts: A Shot Of California Country Rock, A Dash of Folk, Poured Over 1970s Harmony “BHST hark back to the halcyon days of Laurel Canyon and the West Coast sound, but they do it with a new-found edge and it sounds as fresh […]

  • Acoustic Picking!!

    About the same time I started collecting records, I was also playing in the Drum and Bugle Corps at Southwest Jr. High, it was also about that time (1953) that I got my first guitar (an old arch-top Silvertone for about $35). With that I got a Country Hits song book with some tunes by […]

  • Octobertime!

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    I tend to get excited in October, so beware. Coming up soon is the Ocean Beach Octoberfest where I get to play M.C. on the main stage once again. Besides announcing the live bands, I look forward to singing my special songs of love and longing during the contests, while lovely ladies blow up long […]

  • Starting Over

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    Hello Troubadourians! I have been approached many times following Folding Mr. Lincoln shows by folks who say, “I wish I hadn’t stopped playing” or “I’d like to start playing again but I don’t know how.” Well, the answer to that, in simple terms, is just to pick up your instrument and start playing. If you […]