Entries for March 2015

  • The 44s… Load Up!

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    by Tim Mattox Usually, if you wanted to party with the 44s you’d have to drive north about 60 miles. The band, for the past seven years, has made its bones working the clubs and bars in and around Long Beach, California. Here’s the good news: the Belly Up Tavern in their infinite wisdom has […]

  • FROM THE BEATLES TO BREAKING BAD: Badfinger’s Joey Molland to Appear at Fab Four Fair

    It was a popular culture moment, saluting a song from bygone days. In the series finale to AMC’s Breaking Bad, character Walter White’s death by misadventure is captured by an aerial shot as police cars arrive on the scene. Providing the musical accompaniment as the screen fades is a 1972 song by a group of […]

  • MIKE WOJNIAK: Anima Mundi

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    Local Indie performer Mike Wojniak is a Columbus, Ohio transplant who has been developing his sound since 2008. His full-length 2012 CD Libero featured interesting arrangements of ethereal ballads with plenty of cellos and layered keyboards, and he is back with a four-song EP, Anima Mundi, again with a Latin name and big sonics. The […]

  • Showing the Love: Friends of STEVE WHITE to Gather for a Day of Art and Music

    On the 15th of this month, the second annual Steve White Art and Music Festival will be held at the Seaside Bazaar in downtown Encinitas. Organized by Alda Leal, Steve’s life partner, and other old friends of the singer/ songwriter, music and art will be celebrated from 9am-4pm in the afternoon. There will be a […]

  • Bluegrass Jamming Etiquette

    Jamming is an essential part of bluegrass. Jamming occurs at every bluegrass festival and at virtually every other event where bluegrass musicians get together. In fact, jamming may well be the central aspect of modern bluegrass music, as there are many times the number of jammers as there are professionally performing musicians. And, it is […]

  • JAY CHU: Change

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    Originally from New Jersey, Jay Chu is both an engineer and musician, and a passion to be at the top of both games. Since relocating to San Diego he has been writing his indie pop music, playing the coffee houses, setting up a website, and recording his debut EP, Change. The disc is a nicely […]

  • NAMM 2015

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    Hello Troubadourians! Another NAMM show is now over and it’s time to let all of you in on what I saw and what we might expect for 2015. Overall, I’d say that my experience this year was positive. You can usually get a feel for how things are, both at the show and by extension […]

  • GAYLE SKIDMORE: Coloring her World with Art and Music

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    There are many ways to describe music, but even with a wide palette of descriptions, that wouldn’t do Gayle Skidmore’s songs justice. She is indeed a brilliant artist, a gifted tunesmith, a virtuoso musician, and more. Many consider her a singer-songwriter. True, she often performs solo, with a guitar, banjo, or keyboard, but that only […]


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    Fans of roadhouse and jump blues-and cool band names-will enjoy the Cadillac Wreckers’ latest disc, a nine-track sampler that adds some live tracks to six studio cuts by the La Mesa blues quartet. The self-named album features Dana Duplan (guitar and vocals), Dane Terry (harmonica and vocals), Stan Pachter (bass), and Steve Tomaino (drums). It’s […]