BlueGrass West! Music Newsletter
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July was a busy month for us, with work on several music-related projects. Peter has a long-term project in place to preserve information on the folk and bluegrass music scene in Southern California. He has published articles and photographs in various magazines and books, as well as maintaing a generally-sleepy music blog titled "Pete's Place".
Pete's Place came alive last month with a series of twenty "chapters" on the folk music club and performer activity in Santa Barbara during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The chapters were written by the people who performed the music some fifty years ago. While the information is still growing, a substantial amount is now on-line. We've been asking for others to contribute. Gwen Koyanagi has already written a nice piece about the fiddle jam sessions near Redondo Beach. We'd love to hear more.
Shows affiliated with Bluegrass West!
Mother's Boys - Rick Cunha, Peter Feldmann, David Jackson and Dave Dawson
Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys
Just Added: Steve Ochoa's String Swing Quartette will be joingin us for the evening's entertainment.
Steve Ochoa; Vocals and Guitar -- Steve found early jazz and swing music while growing up in L.A. then traveled all round the Northwest playing Country to Rock and Roll then settled in the Santa Ynez Valley playing and teaching for the past twenty years.
Neil Andersson; Gypsy Guitar -- Neil Moved recently to the Central Coast from Seattle where he was a member of the Gypsy Jazz Band “ Pearl Django”. Neil has been focused on this style for many years but admits to being part of the infamous “Wailers” of Seattle Rock and Roll history! A great band with a national hit “The Tall Cool One”.
Jay B. Meiselman; Harmonicas -- Jay carries an arsenal of Harmonicas of all keys and kinds everywhere he goes. He’s ready to blues it up or country-fy at the drop of a hat! Now come hear him play the standards.
Tom Lee; Upright Bass On loan from “The Very Lonesome Boys” and one great musician!!
HELP OUT THE VERY LONESOME BOYS! - A flyer for our event is available HERE. Please download and post it where it will do some good. THANKS!
Featured CD this month:
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JAM SESSIONS (Be sure to check dates & times with the venues involved. Jam leaders, please keep us up to date on your jam session listings.)
NEW: LONG BEACH. Fourth Sunday Bluegrass jam at SHUTTS FABRICATORS, 1632 West 15th Street, Long Beach, CA, 90813. 562 432 4648 1:00 PM until five-ish.
PASO ROBLES: every Wednesday, open jams mostly bluegrass, some folk -- run from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., at Matts Music, 617 12th St. For details call (805) 237-0054, or see website at www.mattsmusicinpaso.com.
ARROYO GRANDE. Old Time Jam at Branch Street Deli, 203 E Branch St, on 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6-8pm. Contact: Roz Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org>
LOMPOC: 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening jams, 6:30 -- 8:30 PM at Southside Coffee Co., 105 So. "H" St. -- for more info call Bill at (805) 736-8241.
VENTURA. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6 PM until 11:30 PM, at Ventura's Grapes and Hops. 454 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA. 93001. Plenty of parking in the back.. Info: Gene Rubin: 805-340-2270.
BAKERSFIELD -- first Monday of each month. Rusty's Pizza 5430 Olive Drive, 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Come on down and bring a couple of songs. Contact S. C. "Slim" Sims email@example.com 760-762-6828
FRESNO: The Fresno Folklore Society has a weekly jam. It's the friends of Kenny Hall Memorial jam at the Santa Fe Basque Restaurant every Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
GOLETA - Weekly Acoustic Jam Where: The Draughtsmen Aleworks 53 Santa Felicia Goleta, CA 93117 When: Wednesdays Time: 5 PM until ?? Music Styles: Folk, Country, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock, Classics Acoustic instruments only (except bass). No drums or percussion please. Contact: Barry McGuire - firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST LOS ANGELES -- The Westside Jam has morphed into “Bluegrass Thursdays at the Grand View Market.” We have a dinner concert on the second Thursday and a jam on the fourth Thursday. FB page at https://www.facebook.com/BluegrassThursdays/ Grand View Market is located at 12210 Venice Blvd. LA 90066. Jeff Fleck 310-773-6753; e-mail: Jeffreyfleck@me.com
SANTA CLARITA -- BASC BLUEGRASS Jam Starting April 10th every Second Sunday of the Month. An open jam session for pickers of all ages. This is an open to the public event. Vincenzo's Pizza Newhall /// 24504 Lyons Ave, Santa Clarita, California 91321.
ATASCADERO -2nd & 4th Wednesdays, The Last Stage West, Hwy. 41 at Toro Creek Rd. Atascadero, CA * 805-461-1393 ** http://laststagewest.net
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY -- BASC’s 4th Sunday of the month jam: West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen St., West Hills. Ca.91307 *** Phone: 818-992-4142
California BG Association websites:
From Old Time Community Board in LA (Facebook):
1st Sunday 11AM - 2PM
1st Thursday 8PM – 11PM
2nd Thursday 7PM – 10PM
3rd & 4th Thursday 6PM – 9PM
4th Saturday; 1PM - 4PM
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