Entries for February 2020

  • Wolfgang Grasekamp: A One-Man Renaissance

    Many fans of local music are undoubtedly familiar with the keyboard wizardry of Wolfgang Grasekamp. The German-born musician plays a whole range of venues throughout the area, from coffeehouses, Native American casino showrooms, and popular watering holes to major music festivals like the San Diego Beatles Fair. He is an integral part of the Dave […]

  • CATHRYN BEEKS: 20 Years Here

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    Aside from being a highly acclaimed singer-songwriter with multi-instrument abilities in her own right, Cathryn Beeks has been promoting, podcasting, and radio DJ-ing music into San Diegan hearts for the last two decades. If you are a San Diego musician or music lover there’s a fair chance you’ve either played or attended one of her […]

  • February 2020 Calendar

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  • The Last One

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    It’s hard to say goodbye, but this is my last column for the San Diego Troubadour. I’ve been graced with this space since June 2007. I’m beyond grateful. Co-founder, editor, and publisher of the Troubadour, Liz Abbott, has been the kindest, most supportive partner throughout these 12 and a half long years, 152 columns, and […]

  • NAMM Show 2020

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    Hello Troubadourians! January brings the NAMM show to the Anaheim Convention Center every year. The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show is actually an international trade show that is exclusive to the music trade and is reportedly the largest trade show on the West Coast if not the entire country, and it gets bigger […]

  • THE SEA MONKS: Ameripolitan Music, Family Style

    The first thing that you notice about the Sea Monks is that the local San Diego band has a couple of very young band members—a tall and angular 17-year-old lead guitarist and a tousle-headed drummer, who’s just 14. The second thing you learn is that the Sea Monks, based in Clairemont, are a family affair. […]

  • The Great 48 Jam Session

    We had a wonderful time at the great 48 jam session! Every year, the California Bluegrass Association hosts concerts, workshops, showcases, and jam sessions in downtown Bakersfield. This year’s event just ended. Called “The Great 48,” folks from all of the western states come together for a weekend of full-time bluegrass. Our local San Diego […]