• A new CD from Blue Largo called Sing Your Own Song drops Friday…

    by Tim Mattox It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 years since we’ve heard new music from Eric Lieberman and Alicia Aragon. Truth be told, it’s been worth the wait. Sing Your Own Song is a collection of fourteen recordings that Lieberman says he’s “incredibly proud of.” Understandable considering half of the project is all […]

  • Astra Kelly Goes “Back to Ten”

    On Astra Kelly’s seventh independent record release, “Back to Ten,” she returns to her acoustic roots and the heart of where her musical passions lie: lyrics, melody and stories of living. The album, features the contributions of ten local artists, including: Gayle Skidmore, Jeff Berkley, Carissa Schroeder, Cathryn Beeks, Trent Hancock, Podunk Nowhere, Matt Davies, […]

  • The Crooked Jades: Old Time Music for a Modern Age

    “Depth of quality, performance and passion make them a cross­-generational, cross­genre charmer.” ­ POPMATTERS.COM On Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage will welcome string band The Crooked Jades to its stage. The all ages event will take place at Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park (14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064). Admission is […]

  • Legendary Drummer Charles Connor to Speak at D.G. Wills Bookstore

    Charles “Keep A Knockin” Connor, original drummer for Little Richard, created the unique “Choo Choo Train” style of successive eighth notes with a loud back beat used by nearly all subsequent rock ‘n’ roll drummers. His drumsticks are on display at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1956, Little […]

  • Tiki Intergalactic Summit

    by Steve Thorn Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.” […]

  • Music: Life After 40

    I write in this corner of the Troubadour about performing and writing music. In this installment I’m divulging the dirty little secret to you about one of the most important facts about ME performing: I’m over 40. Okay, maybe my age isn’t a secret to anybody’s who’s seen me in person. Anybody taller than me […]

  • Fourth of July Festival in Escondido!

    Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for the 52nd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.  This free community event features rockin’ live music by Jimmy & Enrique, Mrs. Jones’ Revenge, and the Morgan Leigh Band, fabulous food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to […]

  • Unique local School to Host Benefit Concert on Encinitas Farm June 13th

    This coming Saturday, a local farm will be transformed into a concert venue complete with local music, conscious food trucks, acro-yoga, children’s cirque performances, and a unique assortment of raffle prizes and handmade merchandise. This family-friendly event is a concert called the Village Backyard Benefit and all money raised goes to support the Village Farm […]

  • Big Jon’s Summer Blues Bash Gets Real

    Big John Atkinson is on a mission. He’s determined to bring more traditional ‘old school’ blues back to Southern California. Following the success of his Blues Harp extravaganza back in January he’s called on a few blues friends to make it happen again. Atkinson says this time he’s shining a light on the Blues Guitar […]