This Thursday, August 31st will be our FINAL show at The San Fernando venue. We will be working on obtaining a new venue listening environment, but until then-enjoy three amazing singer songwriters plus a few from your host, Cynthia Brando from 7-10 p.m. as we bid "farewell"....

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7 p.m. Ali Handal

Ali’s songs have been featured in numerous films and hit shows like Sex and the City, Dawson’s Creek and iCarly. She’s toured Australia, Japan and beyond, provided backing vocals for Neil Young, and shared the stage with songwriting legend Paul Williams as his featured vocalist. Also a published author, Ali penned Guitar for Girls (Hal Leonard), an exceptional guitar method book & CD brimming with advice for aspiring female musicians, as well as encouraging quotes and remarkable songs from female songwriters in all genres.

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8 p.m. Sheldon Botler

Sheldon Botler is a musician and photographer, based in Los Angeles, CA. Whether you are shooting with him, or being entertained, you will always find yourself overjoyed and full of energy. 

"I sincerely believe it is my job to help people reconnect with their internal joy. Through music, I do so as a story teller. As a photographer, I get to help you become more confident, break personal barriers and book meaningful work. And!!! We get to have fun doing it."

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9 p.m. Allen Morris

With a sound that combines acoustic folk-rock songwriting of the early 70's with indie and alternative sounds and textures, "singer-songwriter" would only address Allen Morris on the surface. His influences are as diverse as Neil Young to The Cure, Allen Morris runs a gamut of songwriting styles throughout his energetic and engaging performances both live and on record: Alpha Particles (2016), and this year's Fly By Wire (2017). Allen is currently touring in support of his latest release.

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August 24th! Three new artists will grace The San Fernando stage with their incredible talent! Join us from 7-10 p.m., with your host, John O' Kennedy!

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7 p.m: Drew Haun

Andrew (Drew) Haun is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and lyricist from Arizona. Playing guitar, keys, and harmonica; Andrew has developed his own style of Americana with blues, folk, country and rock. After moving to Los Angeles in 2013 Haun spent 3 years working in a recording studio learning the innards of high end music production. After spending a fair amount of time on the other side of the glass, Haun decided to get back to writing and recording his own music, which is where his true passion lies. 

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8 p.m: Taylor Anne Crawford

Taylor Crawford is deemed a singing, songwriting, Texas transplant after a soul guided move to pursue music in West Coast Long Beach, California. In 2014 she released her debut EP “California” via a successful Kickstarter campaign and Grammy nominated producer, Mack Damon. Taylor’s voice stands alone as a signature sound with its quiet quivers evoked by the intense emotion that is her songwriting. Her distinctive flexibility from highs to lows label her a siren supported by emotional, authentic, and poetic lyrics that put you under a spell. Recently, Taylor has been collaborating with the Orange County Recording Hub, Hybrid Studios to finish a sophomore release. She’s taken a live approach, to capture the raw intimate nature of her sound, and the record is set to be released sometime in the Fall. When she’s not taking over the world with the power of her vulnerability, Taylor gives back to her community through the gift of teaching music through private lessons.

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9 p.m: Austin David

Michigan Raised. L.A. distilled. Austin David craft's soulful and genuine pop songs. With an en emphasis on real lyrics and strong hooks, Austin David's songs hit the bullseye of authenticity. When he's not writing and performing, he has a passion for surfing and volunteering. New EP titled "Life, Love, and Death" to be released independently fall 2017.

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Our second night of stellar music is here! Our opening night was a huge success, and we are happy to announce the next Thursday lineup at The San Fernando in Glendale, CA with your host, Cynthia Brando opening up the show with a few tunes. Scroll down to check out our next featured singer-songwriters.

Taji: 7 p.m. 

 Taji is an indie singer-songwriter originally from Kentucky. His music is soulful and intentional with heavy themes of adventure and loneliness. 

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Stevie Talks: 8 p.m.

Stevie Talks resides in Costa Mesa, CA. Six months ago, he was offered an opportunity to play guitar full-time alongside his friends in Atlas Genius, but instead decided to buckle down and pursue his personal project, Stevie Talks. During this time he crafted pop songs with a nostalgic singer/songwriter feel, while showcasing a undeniable talent for chord work and melody. He has had the opportunity to work alongside members of Young the Giant, Sir Sly, and Mating Ritual in the studio to contribute to a collection of his recordings. His big personality is seen in these recordings and live performances, and brings life to a collection of songs that are as timeless as they are fresh. A lover of Americana, his recordings have blended the vintage warmth often associated with this genre to the crisp punch of contemporary pop, replete with the infectious charms of the pop genre. He has professional experience as a touring guitar player, having had the opportunity to play on several international tours with recording artists on Universal Republic, and Warner Records, but has remained sedentary until his music is released in the forthcoming months.

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Rosy Nolan: 9 p.m.

Rosy Nolan combines many American music traditions to form a heart-wrenching isle of authenticity amidst a sea of affectation. Her soulful vocal style harkens back to great blues and country singers while barreling full speed through a gritty spectrum of confessional hymns and folk-tinged melodies. Fans of Nolan’s have commented on her mesmerizing stage presence. “Her honesty and her unaffected vulnerability, make it impossible to take your eyes off her,” says fellow songwriter and Edwin McCain bassist Aaron Berg. “Her presence as a performer reels you in. She has the intention of a young Lucinda Williams with multi-dimensional poetry all her own.”

Nolan has performed at The Hotel Cafe, Coffee Gallery Backstage, Pour Vous, and Ireland's 32 in Los Angeles, Rockwood Music Hall, The Livingroom, Pete's Candy Store and Union Pool in New York and many venues in between.

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We are so happy to announce a brand new venue for our concert series at The San Fernando in Glendale, CA every Thursday starting August 10th from 7-10 p.m. Our grand opening singer-songwriter night features three stellar performers: Lea Beiley, Raspin Stuwart and Julian Borrego and a few songs from your host, Cynthia Brando. Visit the San Fernando's website HERE to see what's happening at this great new venue. 
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Lea Beiley: 7p.m. 

The kind of music that compliments cold weather, overcast skies, and long, late night drives; either filling the hollow ache in your chest, or prying open old wounds you'd begun to forget were ever there. As the sole writer on each track, this is the feeling Lea Beiley promises to capture and deliver with What Shines In The Summer, the debut EP that introduces this talented new artist via a collection of four hauntingly beautiful songs.

Drawing inspiration from the moody soundscapes of Bon Iver & Daughter, Lea’s smoky-smooth voice sings unapologetically over her acoustic guitar in the first three tracks, heavy with feeling, and ends with Look Up, Wake Up, a minimalistic, raw, piano track that explodes with honest emotion into a rush of thundering drums and poignant lyrics. If words are weapons, Lea’s vocals are the gun in a knife fight: howling with a passion that rips past the dull edges of our daily lives to strike the core of what we hold closest

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Raspin Stuwart: 8p.m.

Raspin’s unique style allow him to be right at home anywhere, from the smallest, intimate theater to an energetic blues club. Raspin was the opening musical performance for author Marianne Williamson, and has been described as “a music guru... who makes us think,” by the Life Changes Network BBS. Thousands of fans are mesmerized when they attend his live shows and absorb his soulful music into their hearts and minds. On YouTube, his video clips have enjoyed more than 50,000 views. His distinct musical persona and signature vocal style and stage presence has taken him to performance dates at top U.S. blues clubs, including B.B. King’s Blues Club; Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco; Santa Monica’s Harvells; and The Troubadour, Hollywood. Other notable highlights of his career included Raspin’s credits as a producer (including actress C.C.H. Pounder’s spoken word CD, Smoke. Raspin is professionally and personally proud of his satisfying musical collaborations with Richie Havens and producer David Kershenbaum, as well as his work with many up-andcoming artists. Music industry insiders are as enthusiastic about Raspin’s signature style as his loyal fans. Noted critic Paul Zollo of Songtalk/Blue Railroad raves, he is “a tremendously soulful singer and songwriter” and a “force of nature” who is “in the business of show stopping.” Music Connection described his work as, “bluesy, jazzy, soul based music, composed with heavy-hearted messages."

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Julian Borrego: 9p.m.

Julian Borrego is a Los Angeles raised, bilingual, multi-instrumental, singer-songwriter and producer. He is a musician, environmental, and community activist.

His inspirations found a variety of influences being born to Spanish parents and growing up amidst a musical family (i.e. grandfather Bob Bain; studio guitarist with Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Ray Charles, etc.) In high school, he toured with the Stone Temple Pilots, with Universal Music and Warner Music subsidiaries in LA. He graduated with a Bachelors in Music- Jazz, Afro Cuban, Choral, and Classical- at San Francisco State University, while life outside of academia revolved around psych, rock, hip hop, neo soul, and gospel music scenes. After over a decade of writing songs, the dynamic and evoking sounds of Julian Borrego expand and groove further into thegenre-blending eclecti-cism of today in his first official solo release back in Los Angeles.

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Music Emerging Presents- the FINAL house concert in Atwater Village at the home of artist Robert Soffian. We are going out with a bang before Music Emerging changes to a regular Thursday night at a club in Glendale in May. SO!! Come to this final house show to see the amazing Syd Straw perform in an intimate setting with exceptional guest Karyn Kuhl and opening with a special tune-Cynthia Brando. Event is potluck and BYOB-parking in residential area-within 24 hours of ticket purchase you will receive an email with address. RSVP highly suggested as there is limited seating. Click on blue links to find out more info about the artists and to visit their website. 

TICKETS: CLICK HERE!

Questions? You can email at: musicemerging@gmail.com

About the artists:

Syd Straw:

Vocalist, singer/songwriter, and guitarist Syd Straw first made a name for herself as part of the Golden Palominos, a band led byAnton Fier that enjoyed a cult following in the 1980s. Her Capricorn Records debut, War and Peace, was released in 1996, and since then, her unique blend of folk-rock and blues-rock has found a home with Triple A (adult album alternative) radio stations and their audiences around the country. Straw releasedSurprise in 1990 to good reviews. That recording chronicled Straw's emergence as a songwriter; she had thought of herself primarily as a song interpreter before that. On , Surprise,Straw was joined by Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), John Doe (X), Ry Cooder,Daniel LanoisDon WasRichard Thompson, and Marshall Crenshaw.

Straw was raised in Los Angeles, the daughter of Hollywood film and TV actor Jack Straw, best-known for his starring role in The Pajama Game. She was drawn to the life of a performer, and after high school, she headed straight for Manhattan, arriving in New York in 1978. Shortly after that, she landed her first job singing harmonies for Pat Benatar, and later joined the Golden Palominos' ever-changing lineup, which also included Michael Stipe and Matthew SweetStraw can be heard on the Palominos'Visions Of Excess and Blast of Silence albums. She also toured the U.S. and Europe with the band, performing at the Montreaux Jazz Festival one year.

In the midst of promoting and touring for War and PeaceStrawhas kept up her profile as a scenemaker, sitting in at clubs and lending her gifted musical sensibilities to records by Vic Chesnutt,WilcoRickie Lee JonesDavid Sanborn, and Evan Dando. A version of her song "Howl'' served as the title cut for a film by Eric Stoltz, Sleep with Me. Straw was the first female singer signed by Capricorn, a roots rock and blues label based in Nashville. On War and Peace, she's accompanied by a gifted bar band from Missouri, Lou Whitney & the Skeletons, and she recorded the album without a lot of extras at their studio off Route 66 in Springfield, MO. On the album, Straw addresses themes ranging from love and the lack of it on a track by the same name, "Love and the Lack of It,'' as well as loneliness, as on "All Things Change.''

Straw is an enormously gifted vocalist and songwriter who has her own distinct musical vision, as evidenced on her self-produced War and Peace. That vision is a rootsy one, with lots of country and blues influences. The 14 originals on the record prove it. Although she didn't set out to, she also plays rhythm guitar on many of the tracks on the album. Straw says with the biography accompanying War and Peace that she doesn't see the album as a "comeback'' at all, "because things have been constantly busy and changing for me since Surprise came out. But I really threw myself into the new record in a way that I haven't been inspired to do for a long time.'' Great records and a wider following are in the offing for this unique, multi-genre vocalist and songwriter. She released her third album, Pink Velour, in 2008.

Karyn Kuhl:

Home for Kuhl is Hoboken, NJ, where she was a founding member of Gut Bank and Sexpod, two staple bands during the much-revered Maxwell’s club’s legendary heyday. The Stars Will Bring You Home is the newest EP from the Karyn Kuhl Band. The album was produced by another Hoboken stalwart, James Mastro (The Bongos, Ian Hunter), and recorded at the local Nuthouse Recording studio by Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Juliana Hatfield), and at Water Music by Rob Harari.

Cynthia Brando:

Opening up with a tune is your host of Music Emerging. Find out more at: www.cynthiabrando.com


 
Music Emerging Presents our 8th concert in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, featuring Bearcoon, with special guests HOARFROST! Concert will take place at the home of artist Robert Soffian in an intimate setting surrounded by fabulous art! RSVP highly recommended as there is limited seating. Within 24 hours of ticket purchase, you will receive an email with address. Concert is BYOB and potluck. Plenty of parking in a residential neighborhood. Song circle after concert, so bring an instrument, or you can borrow one! Email musicemerging@gmail.com for any questions.  Tickets available through EVENTBRITE-CLICK HERE! About our artists: Bearcoon: After taking home the grand prize win at Buskerfest (Long Beach’s largest and longest-running battle-of-the-bands competition) and being named “Best Folk Act” by the OC Weekly, the on-stage bandmates and off-stage girlfriends of Bearcoon made a bold decision: to sell 95% of their possessions, quit their jobs, give up their apartment, and begin touring the country full-time. Following their sold-out album release show at Fingerprints Music in June 2015, the pair left town in a 1992 Chevy G20 conversion van they’d purchased off of Craigslist a few weeks earlier. Following its release their album, El Guapo, quickly reached the #1 spot on amazon.com’s “Hot New Releases” list and would go on to be voted “Long Beach Album of the Year” on the Long Beach Post’s public opinion poll. The duo spent 2016 touring the west coast and making appearances at several noteworthy festivals, including Joshua Tree Music Festival, Mystic Faire (Bakersfield), and a headlining spot at the Long Beach Green Prize Festival. In August 2016 Bearcoon released Laminak, a five song EP to a sold-out crowd at the Compound Studio in Long Beach, CA. Bearcoon then traveled to the east coast for a stretch of shows in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, after which they opened for the Posies at a fundraising event in Portland, OR. Bearcoon finished 2016 gigging heavily in the Long Beach area, including a set at the Best of LGBT Long Beach Awards ceremony. Bearcoon is currently working on their third album, Home, a collection of reflections on the beauties and everyday rigors of an artist’s life on the road.  Opening up the show will be duo HOARFROST!  The duo, HOARFROST! will be opening this special show. HOARFROST! started in Humboldt County, until one of its members moved to Los Angeles. Though the duo occasionally does a performance, this is a rare occurence, so you don't want to miss it! HOARFROST! is Music Emerging Presents founder, Cynthia Brando, and Alysia Gibbs on violin.  

Music Emerging Presents our 8th concert in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, featuring Bearcoon, with special guests HOARFROST! Concert will take place at the home of artist Robert Soffian in an intimate setting surrounded by fabulous art! RSVP highly recommended as there is limited seating. Within 24 hours of ticket purchase, you will receive an email with address. Concert is BYOB and potluck. Plenty of parking in a residential neighborhood. Song circle after concert, so bring an instrument, or you can borrow one! Email musicemerging@gmail.com for any questions. 

Tickets available through EVENTBRITE-CLICK HERE!

About our artists:

Bearcoon:

After taking home the grand prize win at Buskerfest (Long Beach’s largest and longest-running battle-of-the-bands competition) and being named “Best Folk Act” by the OC Weekly, the on-stage bandmates and off-stage girlfriends of Bearcoon made a bold decision: to sell 95% of their possessions, quit their jobs, give up their apartment, and begin touring the country full-time. Following their sold-out album release show at Fingerprints Music in June 2015, the pair left town in a 1992 Chevy G20 conversion van they’d purchased off of Craigslist a few weeks earlier. Following its release their album, El Guapo, quickly reached the #1 spot on amazon.com’s “Hot New Releases” list and would go on to be voted “Long Beach Album of the Year” on the Long Beach Post’s public opinion poll.

The duo spent 2016 touring the west coast and making appearances at several noteworthy festivals, including Joshua Tree Music Festival, Mystic Faire (Bakersfield), and a headlining spot at the Long Beach Green Prize Festival. In August 2016 Bearcoon released Laminak, a five song EP to a sold-out crowd at the Compound Studio in Long Beach, CA.

Bearcoon then traveled to the east coast for a stretch of shows in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, after which they opened for the Posies at a fundraising event in Portland, OR. Bearcoon finished 2016 gigging heavily in the Long Beach area, including a set at the Best of LGBT Long Beach Awards ceremony.

Bearcoon is currently working on their third album, Home, a collection of reflections on the beauties and everyday rigors of an artist’s life on the road. 

Opening up the show will be duo HOARFROST! 

The duo, HOARFROST! will be opening this special show. HOARFROST! started in Humboldt County, until one of its members moved to Los Angeles. Though the duo occasionally does a performance, this is a rare occurence, so you don't want to miss it! HOARFROST! is Music Emerging Presents founder, Cynthia Brando, and Alysia Gibbs on violin.

 


 

Here we go! Our next concert features two "outlaws", A.J. Hobbs and Ben Bostick!

Music Emerging Presents our 7th concert in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, featuring A.J. Hobbs and Ben Bostick. Concert will take place at the home of artist Robert Soffian in an intimate setting surrounded by fabulous art! RSVP highly recommended as there is limited seating. Within 24 hours of ticket purchase, you will receive an email with address. Concert is BYOB and potluck. Plenty of parking in a residential neighborhood. Song circle after concert, so bring an instrument, or you can borrow one! Email musicemerging@gmail.com for any questions. 

TICKETS THROUGH EVENTBRITE: CLICK RIGHT HERE!

Info about our performers:

AJ Hobbs doesn’t just make country music—he makes what he likes to call Outlaw Soul. His music brings the spirit and storytelling of the great country outlaws and melds it with a sweet soulful sound inspired by Texas music, R&B and gospel. As the late great Hondo Crouch once said, “You can’t forget memories,” and so AJ Hobbs’ music is all about turning his own memories into song, and moving the folks who can’t forget theirs either.

 His debut full-length, called Too Much Is Never Enough features songs that are all his story. Take “The Loser,” an outlaw stomp about a man who walks off the comforts of a cushy job to play music. There’s “Tomorrow I’ll Be Hurtin’,” an anthemic and soulful cowboy song about life on the road with that bittersweet lyric: Sometimes it feels like heaven, most days I’m going to hell / All you want is water but there’s nothing in the well. Or the sassy and funky Jerry Reed-inspired “Shit Just Got Real” with a blazing chorus that we can all relate to. And “Eastside” a gospel voice and organ laden ballad that channels the deep moods of The Band and Joe Cocker. Kicking off this release is the first single "Daddy Loved The Lord" a country gospel groover about Jesus, the Devil and dad. The album features songs by other great songwriters including his half-time funky horn-laden version of Merle Haggard's "The Bottle Let Me Down," a Eagles-inspired version of co-producer Ted Russell Kamp's "A Whole Lot Of You And Me" and a duet co-written and performed with emerging artist Dominique Pruitt called "Take It Slow."

Ben Bostick was born in the small town of Beaufort, South Carolina, but has done some rambling since he left home: NYC, Nevada, Washington, Minnesota, Paris. For now he resides in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Beginning back in high school, he’s played in rock bands, funk bands, R&B bands, and everything in between, mainly as a guitarist. His solo music career began in earnest about a year and a half ago when he started busking on the Santa Monica pier. After doing that for a couple of months he saved up enough money to record his debut EP, “My Country”, which was released in November 2015. In 2016 Ben was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as a Nominee in The 15th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. He recently recorded a full length album which will become available this spring. Until then you can find Ben on the Santa Monica Pier most days and at the Escondite in downtown LA every Sunday night.

Opening up the show will be Cynthia Brando accompanied by John O' Kennedy

 

Music Emerging presents another stellar concert in Atwater Village, Los Angeles with artists Carla Olson and Todd Wolfe. This is our 6th successful show! Concert will take place in the home of artist Robert Soffian Seating is limited so an RSVP ticket is highly recommended. Upon ticket order-you will receive address within a few hours... TICKETS: available through EVENTBRITE Event is BYOB and a dish for pot luck. Plenty of parking in the area. Song circle after if you would like to bring instrument or borrow one. About the Artists: Carla Olson is a singer, songwriter, guitar player and producer. Her 1984 debut album, Midnight Mission, was as leader of the Textones and included Gene Clark, Ry Cooder and Don Henley as guests. A few years later Gene and Carla recorded what many view as the first Americana album, So Rebellious A Lover. Since then Carla has released solo albums and a live record with Mick Taylor. She is one of the few currently active women record producers and includes among her credits Paul Jones, (Manfred Mann), Phil Upchurch, Jake Andrews, Joe Louis Walker, Chubby Tavares and Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag, The Rides). Her recent duets album, Have Harmony, Will Travel, featured Richie Furay, Rob Waller, Juice Newton, John York and James Intveldt. Todd Wolfe spent five years touring the world with Sheryl Crow including writing and recording with Sheryl.  Since Todd’s departure from Sheryl’s band, he has spent the past 15 years touring Europe with his own band and releasing nine solo albums. Todd has also recorded with legendary Mountain guitarist-singer Leslie West, lending his guitar to two Mountain albums and three of Leslie’s solo albums. Before Todd’s work with Sheryl Crow and Leslie West he recorded and toured Japan with Carla Olson. Some of Todd’s songs have been covered by artists, Stevie Nicks, Faith Hill and Deborah Coleman, to name a few. Together Carla & Todd perform original songs and some favorites by others in an intimate duo setting. Carla Olson website Todd Wolfe website Opening up the show is acoustic duo Cynthia Brando and Ed Tree. Questions? Email musicemerging@gmail.com

Music Emerging presents another stellar concert in Atwater Village, Los Angeles with artists Carla Olson and Todd Wolfe. This is our 6th successful show!

Concert will take place in the home of artist Robert Soffian Seating is limited so an RSVP ticket is highly recommended. Upon ticket order-you will receive address within a few hours...

TICKETS: available through EVENTBRITE

Event is BYOB and a dish for pot luck. Plenty of parking in the area. Song circle after if you would like to bring instrument or borrow one.

About the Artists:

Carla Olson is a singer, songwriter, guitar player and producer. Her 1984 debut album, Midnight Mission, was as leader of the Textones and included Gene Clark, Ry Cooder and Don Henley as guests. A few years later Gene and Carla recorded what many view as the first Americana album, So Rebellious A Lover. Since then Carla has released solo albums and a live record with Mick Taylor.

She is one of the few currently active women record producers and includes among her credits Paul Jones, (Manfred Mann), Phil Upchurch, Jake Andrews,
Joe Louis Walker, Chubby Tavares and Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag, The Rides).

Her recent duets album, Have Harmony, Will Travel, featured Richie Furay, Rob Waller, Juice Newton, John York and James Intveldt.


Todd Wolfe spent five years touring the world with Sheryl Crow including writing and recording with Sheryl. 

Since Todd’s departure from Sheryl’s band, he has spent the past 15 years touring Europe with his own band
and releasing nine solo albums.

Todd has also recorded with legendary Mountain guitarist-singer Leslie West, lending his guitar to two Mountain
albums and three of Leslie’s solo albums.

Before Todd’s work with Sheryl Crow and Leslie West he recorded and toured Japan with Carla Olson.

Some of Todd’s songs have been covered by artists, Stevie Nicks, Faith Hill and Deborah Coleman, to name a few.

Together Carla & Todd perform original songs and some favorites by others in an intimate duo setting.

Carla Olson website

Todd Wolfe website

Opening up the show is acoustic duo Cynthia Brando and Ed Tree.

Questions? Email musicemerging@gmail.com


 

Video of Carla Olson with Gene Clark and Todd Wolfe performing in Germany.....Want to know what Carla and Todd sound like together? Well you will have to come to the concert!!

Music Emerging presents the "Mexifolkabilly" of Echo Sparks-Join us for a fun potluck and masquerade house concert in Atwater Village Los Angeles, with special guest----singer songwriter Eric Chase. Concert will be BYOB and a dish; some food will be provided, but bringsomething to share if you can. Masquerade party-so wear a cool mask-preferably a half mask so we can see your beautiful face (no Trump masks please) Some masks will be available if you want one....Concert will take place at the residence of artist Robert Soffian. Song circle will follow if you would like to bring an instrument. Once you purchase your ticket, within 24 hours you will be emailed the address. Street parking is around residence with the most street parking on Tyburn Street. Any questions; email: musicemerging@gmail.com and you can visit our website at :www.musicemerging,com "concert series"  Ticket link: MUSIC EMERGING PRESENTS: ECHO SPARKS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ERIC CHASE   More about the artists: ECHO SPARKS "Echo Sparks is an Americana band from Orange County, California. They are inspired by the quiet back roads of California’s farmlands and desolate corners, which they translate into harmonies that break hearts and tunes that move feet. They perform frequently to the delight of audiences around Southern California and beyond. Their latest album release, “Ghost Town Girl” has had radio play across North America and has garnered rave reviews (including two write-ups in No Depression). Echo Sparks is led by primary songwriter DA Valdez on vocals and lead guitar. Colleen Kinnick shares the lead vocal position and plays rhythm guitar. Cindy Ballreich provides support on upright bass and mandolin. The trio’s wide range of influences allows them to put a refreshing perspective on roots music that is enjoyed by music fans everywhere." ERIC CHASE By the middle of high school Eric was playing bass for a local band called the Gross National Product. It was this band that gave him his first taste of the exhilaration only successful performers know, as the GNP broke out of South Pasadena, California and began playing in nightclubs around the Los Angeles area. Recollections among the band members vary somewhat, it being the 60’s and all. After two years in the GNP, the quintessential “Opening Act”, the United States Selective Service System led Eric to a fateful decision, to quit the band, and to remain instead a full-time college student in order to postpone his tour of duty, which he is still actively doing. Somewhat broken-hearted at seeing his performer’s dream die too soon, he turned to songwriting. He specialized, at the outset, in socially relevant songs of protest, outrage, and such. But a hopeless romantic will not remain outraged indefinitely, and love crept into the growing stack of songs soon enough. For the next forty years Eric continued to write songs, forgoing live performance almost entirely. That, dear readers, is now changing. Having achieved everything he could as a working stiff, Eric has undertaken this new journey, and he welcomes you to join him. Please enjoy the songs from the Forty Years sessions, recorded in 2007-2008, and most especially, the new release In Grace Again. Eric hopes to see you on the road someday soon!  

Music Emerging presents the "Mexifolkabilly" of Echo Sparks-Join us for a fun potluck and masquerade house concert in Atwater Village Los Angeles, with special guest----singer songwriter Eric Chase. Concert will be BYOB and a dish; some food will be provided, but bringsomething to share if you can. Masquerade party-so wear a cool mask-preferably a half mask so we can see your beautiful face (no Trump masks please) Some masks will be available if you want one....Concert will take place at the residence of artist Robert Soffian. Song circle will follow if you would like to bring an instrument. Once you purchase your ticket, within 24 hours you will be emailed the address. Street parking is around residence with the most street parking on Tyburn Street. Any questions; email: musicemerging@gmail.com and you can visit our website at :www.musicemerging,com "concert series" 

Ticket link: MUSIC EMERGING PRESENTS: ECHO SPARKS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ERIC CHASE

 

More about the artists:

ECHO SPARKS

"Echo Sparks is an Americana band from Orange County, California. They are inspired by the quiet back roads of California’s farmlands and desolate corners, which they translate into harmonies that break hearts and tunes that move feet. They perform frequently to the delight of audiences around Southern California and beyond. Their latest album release, “Ghost Town Girl” has had radio play across North America and has garnered rave reviews (including two write-ups in No Depression).

Echo Sparks is led by primary songwriter DA Valdez on vocals and lead guitar. Colleen Kinnick shares the lead vocal position and plays rhythm guitar. Cindy Ballreich provides support on upright bass and mandolin. The trio’s wide range of influences allows them to put a refreshing perspective on roots music that is enjoyed by music fans everywhere."

ERIC CHASE

By the middle of high school Eric was playing bass for a local band called the Gross National Product. It was this band that gave him his first taste of the exhilaration only successful performers know, as the GNP broke out of South Pasadena, California and began playing in nightclubs around the Los Angeles area.

Recollections among the band members vary somewhat, it being the 60’s and all. After two years in the GNP, the quintessential “Opening Act”, the United States Selective Service System led Eric to a fateful decision, to quit the band, and to remain instead a full-time college student in order to postpone his tour of duty, which he is still actively doing. Somewhat broken-hearted at seeing his performer’s dream die too soon, he turned to songwriting. He specialized, at the outset, in socially relevant songs of protest, outrage, and such. But a hopeless romantic will not remain outraged indefinitely, and love crept into the growing stack of songs soon enough.

For the next forty years Eric continued to write songs, forgoing live performance almost entirely. That, dear readers, is now changing. Having achieved everything he could as a working stiff, Eric has undertaken this new journey, and he welcomes you to join him. Please enjoy the songs from the Forty Years sessions, recorded in 2007-2008, and most especially, the new release In Grace Again. Eric hopes to see you on the road someday soon!

 

Join us for our fourth house concert in Atwater Village in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 5th At 6 pm.There will be three great songwriters in the round and tasty tri-tip dishes. Light potluck and byob. Song circle will follow. Within 24 hours of your ticket purchase-you will receive an email with address. Location is in Atwater Village in Los Angeles and parking is close by. Concert will be held in the home of local artist Robert Soffian. Questions? Email at musicemerging@gmail.com To purchase a ticket-Visit EVENTBRITE  Musicians: Melissa Thatcher Melissa plays beautiful piano and writes intricate original songs-a little bit about her from the artist- "Melissa Thatcher is a singer/songwriter…her style is ’emerging’. She is fond of banana bread, dogs (not cats), down comforters and wishes that Leonard Bernstein had not taken the job as conductor of the NY Philharmonic in 1958, because maybe he would have written more shows and we could all be listening to them right now. I guess that’s just a fancy way of saying she likes musical theatre. She is an autism advocate and former Mormon (say that five times fast, ‘former Mormon, former Mormon, former Mormon’….) She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, four children, two rescue dogs and the other 3.947 million insane people who choose to part with half of their income to stay here." Connect with Melissa on her Facebook.  Check out an original song.  Cynthia Brando Cynthia is the author of Perils of Being a Songwriter, a blog about her experiences navigating through the journey of the music industry. Her writing has been published on the popular music sites Music Clout and Music Industry How To and she is the creator of a new music magazine "Music Emerging" that is soon releasing its third issue.  For three years, Cynthia has received an honorable mention in SongDoor's International Songwriting contest for her unique songs.  Cynthia has been a featured artist on Women of Substance Radio, and has two songs on the roster. "To the Bone" has made it to the top 20 list on the site, and her new song, "Across the Water", is featured on Women of Substance's podcast show, which is one of the top podcast shows on itunes. Check out episode #53 to get a stream of the tune: Women of Substance Radio podcast She will also be performing at the Women of Substance Radio showcase at the Mint in Los Angeles on July 27th amongst a stellar lineup of women artists. Her brand new 5 song ep-"In the Here and the Now"-is available to download on Bandcamp Visit: www.cynthiabrando.com Diego Garcia Diego Garcia (Actor, Singer /Songwriter ) Diego has been acting for over 20 years. Persued Hollywood since 99' where he's been in over 70 Commercials a few Films and numerous T.V. shows from Raising Hope, Surviving Suburbia, The Shield, Entourage, Brothers and Sisters, Dirt, and Moonlight to name a few.  Diego also performs in 2 bands as the leadsinger of local indie band Stage 11 (Stage11Music.com ), also as a duo with band High Noon Whiskey. Diego chan also be seen around town singing his original music and supporting #IndieMusicAwareness  Twitter @AwkwardAppeal Facebook Diego Garcia Check out a song by Diego. 

Join us for our fourth house concert in Atwater Village in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 5th At 6 pm.There will be three great songwriters in the round and tasty tri-tip dishes. Light potluck and byob. Song circle will follow. Within 24 hours of your ticket purchase-you will receive an email with address. Location is in Atwater Village in Los Angeles and parking is close by. Concert will be held in the home of local artist Robert Soffian. Questions? Email at musicemerging@gmail.com

To purchase a ticket-Visit EVENTBRITE 

Musicians:

Melissa Thatcher

Melissa plays beautiful piano and writes intricate original songs-a little bit about her from the artist-
"Melissa Thatcher is a singer/songwriter…her style is ’emerging’. She is fond of banana bread, dogs (not cats), down comforters and wishes that Leonard Bernstein had not taken the job as conductor of the NY Philharmonic in 1958, because maybe he would have written more shows and we could all be listening to them right now. I guess that’s just a fancy way of saying she likes musical theatre. She is an autism advocate and former Mormon (say that five times fast, ‘former Mormon, former Mormon, former Mormon’….) She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, four children, two rescue dogs and the other 3.947 million insane people who choose to part with half of their income to stay here."
Connect with Melissa on her Facebook
Check out an original song
Cynthia Brando

Cynthia is the author of Perils of Being a Songwriter, a blog about her experiences navigating through the journey of the music industry. Her writing has been published on the popular music sites Music Clout and Music Industry How To and she is the creator of a new music magazine "Music Emerging" that is soon releasing its third issue. 

For three years, Cynthia has received an honorable mention in SongDoor's International Songwriting contest for her unique songs. 

Cynthia has been a featured artist on Women of Substance Radio, and has two songs on the roster. "To the Bone" has made it to the top 20 list on the site, and her new song, "Across the Water", is featured on Women of Substance's podcast show, which is one of the top podcast shows on itunes. Check out episode #53 to get a stream of the tune: Women of Substance Radio podcast She will also be performing at the Women of Substance Radio showcase at the Mint in Los Angeles on July 27th amongst a stellar lineup of women artists.
Her brand new 5 song ep-"In the Here and the Now"-is available to download on Bandcamp
Visit: www.cynthiabrando.com

Diego Garcia

Diego Garcia (Actor, Singer /Songwriter )
Diego has been acting for over 20 years.
Persued Hollywood since 99' where he's been in over 70 Commercials a few Films and numerous T.V. shows from Raising Hope, Surviving Suburbia, The Shield, Entourage, Brothers and Sisters, Dirt, and Moonlight to name a few. 
Diego also performs in 2 bands as the leadsinger of local indie band Stage 11 (Stage11Music.com ), also as a duo with band High Noon Whiskey. Diego chan also be seen around town singing his original music and supporting #IndieMusicAwareness 
Twitter @AwkwardAppeal
Facebook Diego Garcia

Check out a song by Diego. 


The Belles of the Levee show was awesome!! Here are a few pics, and a couple of videos of the opening act! 


 

So happy to have Belles of the Levee as the first duo of the series!

We are so happy to present to you a marvelous duo traveling all the way from up North in Humboldt County. Belles of the Levee is a "close harmony jazz/blues duo specializing in the revival of forgotten musical gems of the 1920s-1930s." They have played in Northern Calfornia together for the last couple of years performing at festivals and venues and are making their way south as they head even deeper to New Orleans! They will be accompanied by Tina Garsen on the clarinet!

Concert will take place on Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 PM at the home of artist Robert Soffian. Address will be given upon ticket purchase. Tickets highly recommended as ticket holders have priority seating. Plenty of street parking in the vicinity and BYOB. Get your tickets through Eventbrite HERE

To listen: Soundcloud

Facebook: Belles of the Levee

Opening up the evening will be Cynthia Brando with Beverly Twist from the Belles of the Levee, accompanied by Matthias Rykert on the violin and John O' Kennedy on the strings for some swanky swing jazz tunes. 

You will not want to miss this show! 

Cynthia Brando and Beverly Twist with Chuck Johnson


Our second show of the series featured the wonderful blues and folk picking and singing of  Jesse MacLeod ! Everyone present was blown away by his smooth vocal talent...Cynthia Brando and John O' Kennedy opened the evening! 

Questions? Email at musicemerging@gmail.com

 

In case you missed it, here are a few pics via Sharon Hannah and Cynthia from the evening!


 

Our first concert series was a success! Thanks to everyone for the support, and for coming out! Working on the next one! In case you missed it-our first artist was the talented Katie Ferrara with openers Cynthia Brando and Ed Tree

Here are some pics of the festivities! Photos by Sharon Hannah (the really great ones! and a few by Cynthia Brando)


If you have any questions, please ask! You can send an email below...