➕  STEVE MAGGIORA TRIO
Jul
18
to Jul 19

➕ STEVE MAGGIORA TRIO

Based out of Orange County, CA, Steve Maggiora is a multi-talented musician who is here to work. Making his living primarily playing both as a session musician and live musician, Steve is deeply passionate in the music he creates, which is made apparent through his sultry smokey voice and rich keyboard voicing. He has played on over 100 records and performed to thousands of concert-goers across the USA, UK, Europe and Japan. While his current main project is the ever-touring Southern Rock outfit, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Steve keeps busy while off the road by playing not only as a solo artist, but also moonlighting with several other projects. His new solo record, 'When I Get You Alone', is now available through online distributors worldwide. 

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➕  ZACH CHURCHILL BAND
Jul
19
to Jul 20

➕ ZACH CHURCHILL BAND

Inspired at a young age, Zach Churchill has dedicated his life to creating, performing, and sharing music with everyone he meets. His love for all types of musical expression has evolved into a unique sound that reflects his personal tastes and desires. His vocal style is reminiscent of Jeff Buckley's haunting vibrato, Chet Baker's smooth and crisp tone, and Robert Plant's blues roots. A blend of jazz and blues, classic rock, and progressive music has contributed to his major influences as a singer-songwriter and has matured a passion for his own original compositions. As a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, Zach has had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Donavon Frankenreiter, Leon Russell, Poncho Sanchez, and Trevor Hall, and has played showcases, private events, and esteemed music venues throughout the west coast of the U.S., New York City, and the south of France, gaining him a solid fan base at home and abroad. Zach received a "Best Live Band" nomination from the 2014 OC Music Awards and is a regular guest on Laguna Beach's FM station, KX 93.5, and can be found every summer at the Sawdust Art Festival performing amongst talented local artists of all mediums. His recent trip to France, with a series of shows in the south and a final performance in Paris, aimed to promote his recently released EP- Something Else (2013)- and marked his debut in Europe.

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➕  SLINGSHOT
Jul
20
to Jul 21

➕ SLINGSHOT

Slingshot was originally formed in 1977. Mirk Richardson, one of the founding members, Performed 8 years with Slingshot. Everyone went their separate ways in 1985 but have now regrouped adding Joe McMahon on guitar and vocals, and Randy Wakefield on Drums and vocals. With the addition of midi implementation, give the band rich full Horns, Strings and Keys that only adds to the already powerful sound!

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➕  ANESHA ROSE
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

➕ ANESHA ROSE

With comparisons to Grammy award winner Adele, Anesha Rose is a power house in her own right. From her dynamic original songs to her moving covers of Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks and of course Adele, her vocals are as bold and beautiful as she is. Working mainly as a solo artist throughout Orange County, Anesha has monthly residencies in Laguna Beach at Big Fish Tavern, Wine Gallery, The Cliff Restaurant and Marine Room to name a few. She can also be found sitting in with local bands up and down the coast as her dynamic voice is always welcomed to join the show! Following in the musical footsteps of her guitar genius “Popps,” Bill McCombe, Anesha released her first solo EP, Music Mama, in 2014. The album has been critically acclaimed and is cherished by her fans as a true break-through release. You would never believe the biggest voice in local music was too shy to sing in the choir when in elementary school. As a booking agent, I’m fortunate to see the best musical talent that comes through Laguna Beach and Anesha is definitely one of the best performers on the local circuit so get out and support LIVE Music and the musicians who bring it to us!

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➕  ANDREW CORRADINI
Jul
31
to Aug 1

➕ ANDREW CORRADINI

“Packing crunchy guitars and light-hearted soul, Andrew’s music is a mesh of attitude-inspired rock and roll and taut indie pop with warm, buoyant melodies. This couldn’t have come at a better time. The appeal of his sound lies in his mix of good humor, sparkling soul and a folk simplicity that happily chases the colors of summer into the midnight bar scene. His music is as infectious as it is timeless. And it all lies within his irrepressible, natural ability and delivery; it’s just that simple. Quality songwriting and lyrical aptitude mixed with this welcoming, ancestral outlook on music and life has led to a strong foundation and will continue on the road to a limitless future for this whimsical troubadour.” 
— Nate Jackson - OC Weekly

“There’s always a sense of spontaneity when Andrew hits the stage… he makes me want to drink beer, clap my hands and dance. His sound is so distinctive and varied, he possesses the unique capability of evoking multiple responses: he’ll have listeners anywhere from swaying in the daisy fields to boot-stompin’ in the clubs.”
— Kyle Deven - OC Arts & Culture

Over the past sixteen years I have had the privilege of befriending so many creative and inspiring folks and sharing the stage with some amazing human beings, for which I remain extremely grateful.

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➕  ALICE WALLACE TRIO
Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

➕ ALICE WALLACE TRIO

Mixing traditional folk music with blues, country, soul and pop, Alice Wallace brings a modern touch to American roots music. And now that she has quit her full-time job, Alice will be making the road her home as she sees where her flair for songwriting takes her.

“Alice has become a shining light on the Los Angeles Americana music scene, sharing her songs of travel, adventure, life, love and loss in her authentic voice…as beautiful as the land she travels,” say the folks at California Country Records.

In the the last two years, Alice has played hundreds of shows stretching across 14 states and more than 50 U.S. cities. She has garnered nominations for “Best Country/Americana” and “Best Live Band” from the Orange County Music Awards, and has been gaining fans at every turn.

And with the help of California Country Records, Alice is getting set to release her third studio album that will include 9 of her strongest original songs to date, as well as one classic country cover song that is sure to captivate listeners with some old-time yodeling.

The southern California songwriter’s strong vocals and the personal style of her songwriting have been getting attention since her first album release in late 2011, “Sweet Madness.” In March of 2013, she quit her full-time job and dove headfirst into music, releasing her second album, “A Thousand Miles From Home,” in October of 2013.

Alice’s style is heavily influenced by modern folk singers like Patty Griffin and Brandi Carlile, but is also rooted strongly in the iconic voices that have defined folk and country music for decades: Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt. The 10 tracks on Alice’s new release, “A Thousand Miles From Home,” range from soulful blues to twangy country, but all of the songs have Alice’s distinct blend of influences across the folk, country and blues spectrums.

Alice moved to the Los Angeles area in 2008 from her home state of Florida armed with only a rough demo of recordings and an idea to try her hand at a music career. Growing up, Alice’s childhood evenings were often spent listening to her parents singing duets to Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris songs, and it was a natural progression for Alice to pick up the guitar and start doing the same. After picking up the guitar at 16, she began to pen her own compositions about life and love, and would play her songs at open mics, talent shows and anywhere else she could find an audience.

Once in southern California, Alice threw herself into the performing circuit – steadily attracting larger audiences and landing opening spots with well-known artists like Lisa Loeb, Shawn Mullins, Sophie B. Hawkins and Shawn Colvin.

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MIDNIGHT WHISKEY
Jul
12
to Jul 13

MIDNIGHT WHISKEY

     The Midnight Whiskey Band has a following in the Southern California area. Our musical policy is simply to present authent  ic Rock and Pop sounds using material of the great Blues, Rock and Roll and R & B artists.   Our front line consists of guitar, vocals and harmonica (electric and acoustic) supported by a rhythm section of bass, piano and drums.  We entertain both softly for dinner music and crank it up for the dancing crowds.

 

The Midnight Whiskey Band has a following in the Southern California area. Our musical policy is simply to present authentic Rock and Pop sounds using material of the great Blues, Rock and Roll and R & B artists. 

Our front line consists of guitar, vocals and harmonica (electric and acoustic) supported by a rhythm section of bass, piano and drums.

We entertain both softly for dinner music and crank it up for the dancing crowds.

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➕  POPE PAUL + THE ILLEGALS
Jul
11
to Jul 12

➕ POPE PAUL + THE ILLEGALS

Pope Paul & The Illegals started up in 2014 in their hometown of Santa Ana, CA. Their style combines most elements of Americana music including rockabilly, psychobilly, swing, country, honky-tonk, blues, and rock n roll. They bring a fun, high-energy show guaranteed to get crowds dancing, drinking, and having a great time. 

Touring frequently, Pope Paul & The Illegals have entertained crowds in 27 different states with a mix of their original material and classic cover tunes. They have opened up for high-profile Americana acts such as Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Supersuckers, Shooter Jennings, The Blasters, The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Slim Jim Phantom (of the Stray Cats), The Bellfuries, The Walcotts, Gamblers Mark, The Delta Bombers, Deke Dickerson, and Wanda Jackson. They have performed at several festivals throughout the USA including the So-Cal Hoedown (Santa Ana, CA), the Nashville Boogie (Nashville, TN), and the Great American Rockabilly Riot (El Paso, TX), all of which feature numerous high-profile national and international acts. 

They have released two full-length albums, "White Smoke Rises" (recorded at Orange Blossom Studios, Placentia, CA) and "Dial Back Boogie" (recorded at Dial Back Sound, Water Valley, MS). Their 3rd release is currently being recorded at Dial Back Sound, all live and straight to tape! 

Pope Paul & The Illegals gig frequently and will happily play your bar, lounge, saloon, brewery, festival, private party, wedding, private jet, historical ruins, barn dance, local prison, swanky mansion, religious ceremony, satanic ritual, political event, anniversary, habadashery, seedy alley, Mexican restaurant, Waffle House and more! Just message us here on our Facebook page and we will get back to you ASAP. 

From the So-Cal Hoedown performance:

“The performances this writer caught across an eight-hour span were mostly inspired, beginning with Pope Paul & the Illegals, the first act to play the Main Stage. The Santa Ana-based singer-guitarist Pope Paul and a rotating set of other players blended rockabilly with a good dose of country swing, blues and honky tonk including on several sterling originals ("Home Just Ain't No Place For Me," "Stars Don't Shine in Santa Ana").”
Robert Kinsler - OC Register

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➕ TRICIA FREEMAN BAND
Jul
7
to Jul 8

➕ TRICIA FREEMAN BAND

Raised on a Range of Music Styles

Raised in Kansas and Texas, Tricia’s earliest memories of music go back to her mother’s love of jazz and blues, flooding the house with the likes of Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and her favorite, Dinah Washington.  Her father loved it all, from the Latin American to classical. As she started developing her own taste in music, she began to lean more to the local country/bluegrass sound mixed with a rockin’ blues flavor that was prevalent in her college town of Lawrence, Kansas.

Self-Taught Blues Dynamo

She made the big move to California at the age of 19 and immediately bought a guitar and a “how to” chord book.  The rest just came naturally, from singing those country / blues songs at the local saloons, to performing in the stage production of “Godspell”, to performing at all sizes of venues, from  local taverns to major festivals up & down the coast.

Tricia Lives the Songs She Sings

She has toured Europe from Finland to Germany several times, with different line ups, performing songs from her own CDs and a blend of cover tunes that she makes completely her own with her bold original sound, that can only come from living the songs she sings.

Movies, TV, and Janis Joplin

Her studio work has brought her performance credits in 3 movies from Disney, Time Warner, and Indigo Films.  She also appeared on the television show, “Your Big Break”, paying tribute to Janis Joplin.

From Backup Vocals to Santana

Tricia traveled to Memphis several times to sing back up vocals on 2 CD’s of Walter Trout, the amazing blues guitarist from “Canned Heat”. While there, she worked with producer Jim Gains of Santana fame, as well as many other bands.

Classic Rock and Blues on Stage

Besides Walter Trout, Tricia has also shared the stage with the likes of Spencer Davis, The Little River Band, Olivia Newton John, Missing Persons, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Eddie Money and in 2007, she opened for Al Green & John Fogarty at the Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point, California.

The “Bette Midler Appeal”

Ms. Freeman has a bold, humorous stage presence that will have you rolling with laughter between songs.  This is why being compared to Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstad, and Melissa Etheridge, among others, has been “trumped” with other fan’s and critic’s opinions that she is much more like the multi-talented Bette Midler.  Indeed, Ms. Freeman has that “Midler” appeal.

Tricia is The Real Thing

This singer/songwriter puts on a great show, no matter what size the venue or the audience.  You will always get the real thing with Tricia Freeman.

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➕  ROBERT JON & THE WRECK TRIO
Jul
6
to Jul 7

➕ ROBERT JON & THE WRECK TRIO

MUSIC, MILES, AND WHISKEY...

Robert Jon & The Wreck is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.  Based out of Orange County, CA, this quintet is dedicated, driven, and committed to giving their fans one hell of a Rock and Roll show - night after night, and town after town.  In just the last 4 years they’ve pumped out 2 full-length albums, 2 EPs and a cassette tape, as well as played hundreds of shows across the world, including 31 states in the US and 8 countries across mainland Europe.  With their sophomore full-length record, ‘Good Life Pie’  having released just a few months ago, this team of follicular proficient troubadours isn’t slowing down anytime soon. 

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➕  STEVE MAGGIORA TRIO
Jul
4
to Jul 5

➕ STEVE MAGGIORA TRIO

Based out of Orange County, CA, Steve Maggiora is a multi-talented musician who is here to work. Making his living primarily playing both as a session musician and live musician, Steve is deeply passionate in the music he creates, which is made apparent through his sultry smokey voice and rich keyboard voicing. He has played on over 100 records and performed to thousands of concert-goers across the USA, UK, Europe and Japan. While his current main project is the ever-touring Southern Rock outfit, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Steve keeps busy while off the road by playing not only as a solo artist, but also moonlighting with several other projects. His new solo record, 'When I Get You Alone', is now available through online distributors worldwide. 

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➕ MONKEY FINGER
Jun
30
to Jul 1

➕ MONKEY FINGER


Money Finger is an established cover band based out of Long Beach, CA. They specialize in acoustic covers of Classic Rock and 90’s Grunge. Below is a list of just some of the bands Monkey Finger covers:

• Rolling Stones
• Led Zeppelin
• Pearl Jam
• Alice in Chains
• Beatles
• Jimi Hendrix
• Queens of the Stone Age
• Stone Temple Pilots

Monkey Finger consists of two musicians; Kyle Jones and Jay Magdaleno, a unique duo because they channel the rock experience through acoustic guitars which give the music a warmer, more natural sound and take advantage the intsruments' rhythmic capabilities for the optimal live experience. It’s the same music that everyone has grown to love over the years but with a cool twist. Monkey Finger has been entertaining Los Angeles and Orange County for 4 years.

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➕  ANESHA ROSE AND FRIENDS
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

➕ ANESHA ROSE AND FRIENDS

With comparisons to Grammy award winner Adele, Anesha Rose is a power house in her own right. From her dynamic original songs to her moving covers of Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks and of course Adele, her vocals are as bold and beautiful as she is. Working mainly as a solo artist throughout Orange County, Anesha has monthly residencies in Laguna Beach at Big Fish Tavern, Wine Gallery, The Cliff Restaurant and Marine Room to name a few. She can also be found sitting in with local bands up and down the coast as her dynamic voice is always welcomed to join the show! Following in the musical footsteps of her guitar genius “Popps,” Bill McCombe, Anesha released her first solo EP, Music Mama, in 2014. The album has been critically acclaimed and is cherished by her fans as a true break-through release. You would never believe the biggest voice in local music was too shy to sing in the choir when in elementary school. As a booking agent, I’m fortunate to see the best musical talent that comes through Laguna Beach and Anesha is definitely one of the best performers on the local circuit so get out and support LIVE Music and the musicians who bring it to us!

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➕  JACKIE PEMBER
Jun
19
to Jun 20

➕ JACKIE PEMBER

Jackie was born on July 26th, 1988 in New York. She is a singer/songwriter/producer. Piano and singing are her form of escape. They enable her to express her feelings of happiness, sadness, desperation, confusion; emotions we encounter every day. With that, her passion has become her obsession. Since she cannot read music, some people feel as if she is at a disadvantage. Somehow, music just flows through her fingers and onto those keys. 

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➕  MARTY MCINTOSH
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

➕ MARTY MCINTOSH

Marty McIntosh is proud to present country radio with his new single “Looking For Reasons,” which is going for immediate adds.

With the help of producer and friend David Frizzell, Indiana native McIntosh recorded his first album The American Night for Nashville America Records. The title cut, written by Dennis Knutson and Roger Allan Wade, was released to radio with a party-filled music video filmed on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, where McIntosh currently resides. A star-studded CD release party was held in Alabama to the delight his hometown fans.

McIntosh’s fan base continues to grow as he performs regionally and through appearances like the world famous Midnight Jamboree, America’s second oldest continuous radio show. Additionally, he has shared the stage with Ronnie McDowell, T.G. Sheppard, Razzy Bailey, Little Texas, Collin Raye and a host of other great artists.

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➕  SLINGSHOT
Jun
16
to Jun 17

➕ SLINGSHOT

Slingshot was originally formed in 1977. Mirk Richardson, one of the founding members, Performed 8 years with Slingshot. Everyone went their separate ways in 1985 but have now regrouped adding Joe McMahon on guitar and vocals, and Randy Wakefield on Drums and vocals. With the addition of midi implementation, give the band rich full Horns, Strings and Keys that only adds to the already powerful sound!

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➕  CHRIS DANIELS PROJECT
Jun
15
to Jun 16

➕ CHRIS DANIELS PROJECT

"Chris Daniels Project" is a hard drivin', Edgy Country Rock band that's been a staple and draw for many years on the Southern California music scene.

Affectionately referred to as “CDP”, the band performs in clubs and concert venues alike. Their extensive song repertoire ranges from Rock’s best (Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Stones, Joe Cocker, Clapton, The Doors, Mark Knopfler, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival...) to Country’s royalty (Hal Ketchum, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Brooks n’ Dunn & more) to Chris' Hit Originals, embracing Country n’ Soul. Chris reads audiences well, and rocks a house like no one else.

"CDP" has shared the stage with many national acts including Eddie Money, The Marshall Tucker Band, Lukas Nelson, Leon Russell, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks and more. In 2014 "CDP" opened the 11th Annual "Rock The House" fundraiser at The House of Blues in Anaheim, for The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. This event helped to raise over $25,000 each night for families and children in need. 

Chris Daniels has also been featured on 88.5 KSBR in Orange County, CA's "Whole ‘Nuther Thing” Radio Show with Bob Goodman, which airs on Saturdays, 3pm-6pm (PST).. After playing a few tracks from Chris Daniels' CD “Years Behind Bars”, Bob described his music as: “Good ol’ fashion Country Rock meets R&B soul music, with a bit of Blues thrown in for flavor”.

Chris Daniels was a featured artist on KIX Hot Country KXCM Radio 92.1FM & 96.3FM in the Coachella Valley. 6 months later, "CDP" opened for Ry Bradley at the AMFM FESTIVAL in Cathedral City.

"CDP" is currently appearing regularly in Orange County Concert venues such as The Coach House and are in consistent rotation within the Orange County and Los Angeles club scenes. Whether it’s a Street Fair, County Fair, Concert in the Park, Restaurant Lounge, Roadhouse, Casino Show or Concert Hall, “CDP” delivers a hard drivin’, energetic and professional performance.

About Chris:

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chris Daniels is no stranger to the Roadhouses and concert venues of America. Having shared the stage with the such notables as The Tubes, Eddie Money, Leon Russell, 38 Special and countless others, Chris has built a reputation as a solid multi-instrumentalist who is versatile in numerous styles of music. Artistically Chris’ soulful emotion and songwriting are drawn from his own life experience and is colored by the personalities and adventures he’s encountered along the way.
Chris has performed across the Continental USA and has toured with Toby Keith and Clint Black in Europe, Korea and Bosnia, completing three USO tours overseas for our military.


Testimonials from Agents, Photographers, Advertising Firms and Industry peers:

“Hot off the presses and ready to rock, here’s an album full of sweat-soaked authentic American music…with smoky flavors reminiscent of the Stones, the fine bouquet of The Eagles, and the woodsy undertones of Willie Nelson. This is music with history and heart.” 
By London West Advertising

“Chris Daniels writes catchy rock melodies with slammin’ guitar hooks. You’ll be singing the chorus all day. Supported by Gospel style backup vocals, this is Rock n Soul music at its best from a veteran of the road” By iTunes/CdBaby

"These guys are the REAL DEAL! LOVE THE NAME, LOVE THE SOUND, AND LOVE THE MUSIC!" 
By Eddie Money, Recording Artist

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➕  LOCAL REMEDY
Jun
14
to Jun 15

➕ LOCAL REMEDY

Formed by Brian Roark and Ryan Rickman in October 2010, Local Remedy started with a 12 song set, a hired drummer, and a bass player from Ryan's former band, Lighter Thieves. After a great first show at the Sandpiper, in Laguna Beach, we were asked to come play there again a few weeks later. Playing with local Laguna Beach musicians Captain Dano, and dance/hip-hop group Chili Davis, we quickly expanded our set, were offered a residency at the Sandpiper, and began playing gigs throughout Southern California. 

We began several months of playing gigs at Sandbar (Santa Barbara), Westside Bar and Grill (Costa Mesa), and the Sandpiper as the Lighter Thieves, or, simply, Roarkstar and Rickman. In November 2010, we added Josh Kaufman as our permanent drummer, followed by Sasha Chegini on bass a few months later, and formally declared ourselves, Local Remedy. Sasha has subsequently left us to pursue a Law degree in New York, however, we brought in Peter Freeman to fill his shoes. Pete is an accomplished bassist with years of live experience playing with "The Greatest Cover Band Ever", as well as releasing his own album with theacclaimed band, Jet Set Go.. Pete joined us in August 2012.

In the subsequent 5+ years, we have played over 800 shows throughout Southern California! Anniversary's, birthdays, fund-raisers, house parties, bars, restaurants, and everything in-between. You name it. Working with several local charities, we have dedicated ourselves to using the musical tools we have been blessed with to positively affect our surrounding community. We have raised money for several local recovery homes, and made a $1000 donation through show proceeds to Waves4Water.org, which provides aid and tsunami relief in Japan. We remain committed to giving back and helping those in need.

After starting with a 12 song cover set, we now have a set that includes several original rock/reggae/blues songs, plus over 100 of your favorite classic rock, modern rock, R&B and reggae tunes including The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Franz Ferdinand, 311, Incubus, The Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, CCR, Billy Idol, The Black Crows, The Ramones, Bob Segar, Van Morrison, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding and many more! We constantly seek to provide a fun set to compliment your evening regardless of what genre of music you like. 

We continue to improve as musicians and as a band. In January 2012, we were asked to play at the world famous Sawdust Festival, in Laguna Beach! The Sawdust showcases some of the best local music, art, and culture in Southern California and we are excited and humbled to be a part of it this summer.

Who knows what will come next? Local Remedy began as a make-shift band hired to play one gig. Over two years later, we continue to grow as a band, and see our efforts starting to generate a great fan base of supportive friends, family, and regulars that make our motivation simple: Provide rocking' tunes that people love to dance to! 

We thank everyone for your continued support. Without you we are just a bunch of guys playing an empty room. We look forward to making new friends/fans and rockin' dance floors for many years to come!

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➕  TWO TOWNS ENTERTAINMENT
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

➕ TWO TOWNS ENTERTAINMENT

Two Towns Entertainment is a boutique musician collective, serving beautiful Southern California. We specialize in bringing people together by curating memorable performances designed for your unique entertainment needs. Every event is crafted with excellence in customer service, unparalleled attention to detail, and executed by our team of extremely talented, professional musicians. Two Towns Entertainment brings events to life by embodying the soundtrack of your dreams. 

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➕  ANESHA ROSE
Jun
12
to Jun 13

➕ ANESHA ROSE

 

With comparisons to Grammy award winner Adele, Anesha is a power house in her own right, and has by far the biggest voice in Orange County. From her covers of Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Adele and her original music, her vocals will truly blow you away.

Working mainly as a solo artist from Laguna Beach to San Clemente, she can also be found sitting in with other local bands up and down the coast, as her amazing voice is always welcome.

Following in the musical footsteps of her “Pops” Bil McCombe (a lefty slide playing blues guitar genius, who has written thousands of songs over his fifty plus years of playing music) Anesha is someone you definitely want to get out to see perform.

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➕  TRICIA FREEMAN BAND
Jun
2
to Jun 3

➕ TRICIA FREEMAN BAND

Raised in Kansas and Texas, Tricia’s earliest memories of music go back to her mother’s love of jazz and blues, flooding the house with the likes of Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and her favorite, Dinah Washington.  Her father loved it all, from the Latin American to classical. As she started developing her own taste in music, she began to lean more to the local country/bluegrass sound mixed with a rockin’ blues flavor that was prevalent in her college town of Lawrence, Kansas.

Self-Taught Blues Dynamo

She made the big move to California at the age of 19 and immediately bought a guitar and a “how to” chord book.  The rest just came naturally, from singing those country / blues songs at the local saloons, to performing in the stage production of “Godspell”, to performing at all sizes of venues, from  local taverns to major festivals up & down the coast.

Tricia Lives the Songs She Sings

She has toured Europe from Finland to Germany several times, with different line ups, performing songs from her own CDs and a blend of cover tunes that she makes completely her own with her bold original sound, that can only come from living the songs she sings.

Movies, TV, and Janis Joplin

Her studio work has brought her performance credits in 3 movies from Disney, Time Warner, and Indigo Films.  She also appeared on the television show, “Your Big Break”, paying tribute to Janis Joplin.

From Backup Vocals to Santana

Tricia traveled to Memphis several times to sing back up vocals on 2 CD’s of Walter Trout, the amazing blues guitarist from “Canned Heat”. While there, she worked with producer Jim Gains of Santana fame, as well as many other bands.

Classic Rock and Blues on Stage

Besides Walter Trout, Tricia has also shared the stage with the likes of Spencer Davis, The Little River Band, Olivia Newton John, Missing Persons, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Eddie Money and in 2007, she opened for Al Green & John Fogarty at the Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point, California.

The “Bette Midler Appeal”

Ms. Freeman has a bold, humorous stage presence that will have you rolling with laughter between songs.  This is why being compared to Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstad, and Melissa Etheridge, among others, has been “trumped” with other fan’s and critic’s opinions that she is much more like the multi-talented Bette Midler.  Indeed, Ms. Freeman has that “Midler” appeal.

Tricia is The Real Thing

This singer/songwriter puts on a great show, no matter what size the venue or the audience.  You will always get the real thing with Tricia Freeman.

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➕  ROBERT JON & THE WRECK
Jun
1
to Jun 2

➕ ROBERT JON & THE WRECK

MUSIC, MILES, AND WHISKEY...

Robert Jon & The Wreck is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.  Based out of Orange County, CA, this quintet is dedicated, driven, and committed to giving their fans one hell of a Rock and Roll show - night after night, and town after town.  In just the last 4 years they’ve pumped out 2 full-length albums, 2 EPs and a cassette tape, as well as played hundreds of shows across the world, including 31 states in the US and 8 countries across mainland Europe.  With their sophomore full-length record, ‘Good Life Pie’  having released just a few months ago, this team of follicular proficient troubadours isn’t slowing down anytime soon. 

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➕  ALICE WALLACE DUO
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

➕ ALICE WALLACE DUO

"She's stunning, and McQueen 'The Cincinnati Kid' cool" - Ray Wylie Hubbard

2016 LA Music Critic Awards winner for "Best Country/Americana Artist" and "Best Video (official) Female"

2015 LA Music Critic Awards winner for "Best Country/Americana Album"

Named in the OC Weekly's Top 20 Orange County Albums of 2015

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Memories, Music & Pride, the third album by Alice Wallace, finds the Southern California-based Americana singer-songwriter exploring fresh musical terrain on striking self-penned material inspired by new emotional and geographical compass points.

Wallace, whose powerful, elastic singing and melodic, literate song-crafting skill earned her the title of Best Country/Americana Artist from the LA Music Critic Awards in 2016, views Memories, Music & Pride as a significant step forward – one that bears a more integrated yet all-embracing sound.

 “This record is more cohesive, as far as style is concerned,” she says. “I like blues, I like folk, I like country. This one still touches on all of those. But with this album I feel like I was trying to bridge the gap between my influences in old-time country with newer artists like Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell, whose albums have opened my eyes to what modern country can be.”

The 11-track collection – Wallace’s first release on Los Angeles-based California Country Records - succeeds two widely praised independent releases, Sweet Madness (2011) and A Thousand Miles From Home (2013). The new album was also named "Best Country/Americana Album" in late 2015 by the LA Music Critic Awards.

Much of the material on Memories, Music & Pride is derived from Wallace’s recent work as a touring musician. It is no surprise that “A Traveling Song,” inspired by some of her chance companions on the American byways, is among the collection’s titles. “I’ve spent the last two years getting used to traveling – usually by myself,” Wallace says. “It’s definitely been a personal learning experience, dealing with being alone a lot, and the songs reflect that.”

Born in Los Angeles and raised in St. Cloud, Florida, Wallace developed an interest in music as a child. Her parents harmonized on country and folk tunes in the living room; her father was a semi-professional musician who toured regionally in the Southeast. As a girl, she joined her family at annual “bacchanalias” mounted by her father’s alma mater, Eckerd College, and became entranced by the events’ campfire-side hootenannies.

Taking up the guitar at 10 and returning to music in earnest at 15, Wallace absorbed a variety of influences: parental favorites like Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris; ‘80s and ‘90s country performers such as Dwight Yoakam, Patty Loveless, and Mary Chapin Carpenter; and singer-songwriters like Jewel, Alanis Morisette and Sarah McLachlan. She says of the latter musicians, “That’s why I picked up the guitar again and made a more serious attempt at playing and writing songs – I was so inspired by hearing female artists on the radio.”

Since then, Wallace’s musical tastes have gravitated toward the modern Americana scene with strong influence from artists like Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams and Jason Isbell, while also exploring more and more the sounds of 50s and 60s country from artists ranging from Patsy Cline to Willie Nelson. 

In late 2008, Wallace abandoned her Florida roots and her career in journalism and followed her family to Fullerton, California, where her mother, a Golden State native, had inherited a home. She began pursuing music full-time and touring widely in 2013.

Wallace’s new album was co-produced by Kirsten Proffit, of the attention-getting L.A. Americana trio CALICO the band, and Steve Berns, who also helmed Calico’s 2014 debut release Rancho California. Proffit and her band mate Aubrey Richmond contribute background vocals on Wallace’s record.

Wallace, who accompanies herself on acoustic guitar, is supported by the fluent jazz-schooled guitarist Tom Bremer, who has worked with the vocalist for the past five years; drummer Josh Huppert, another longtime band mate; multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Long, now the pedal steel player in Sam Outlaw’s touring group; and bassist Robert Bowman. Ted Russell Kamp, a well-known L.A. solo artist who plays with Shooter Jennings’ band and is a frequent guest player with Calico, plays upright bass on the track “Leave.”

Some of the album’s most intimate songs – like “Rough Around the Edges” and “Ohio Boy” – are drawn from relationships that developed on the road. She says, “Traveling full-time does not lend itself well to romantic relationships; the few that I’ve had have been temporary, and usually they end badly. They make for good songwriting material, but I definitely look back and say, ‘All right, Alice, you should have seen that coming.’”

“Luck, Texas” was inspired by a trip Wallace and her band made to Texas in March 2015, when they booked several dates in the state around the South By Southwest music festival. One was at Poodie’s Roadhouse, a venue opened by Willie Nelson’s road manager, the late Poodie Locke, near the town of Luck, where Willie makes his home.

“It’s one of those places where you walk in and you say, ‘OK, we’re in Texas,’” Wallace says. “It’s a honky-tonk place with a bunch of regulars sitting at the bar. One of them proposed to me as soon as I walked in. The song is filled with snippets about our adventures on the road. I purposely tried it to make it a song that mimicked the style of Willie Nelson, because he’s certainly been a big influence on me over the years.”

“Poor Cleopatra” reflects on a trip to Jerome, Arizona, a former copper-mining hub carved out of Cleopatra Hill, south of Sedona. The town’s sulfur deposits sparked fires that burned for decades and ultimately turned Jerome into a ghost town; in its heyday, the city was also notorious for its many brothels, which catered to the miners. “I wrote the song from the perspective of a woman who could have been living in a brothel,” Wallace says. “In a way, it’s about the mine fire, but it’s more about her internal fire, what she wrestles with.”

The album’s lone non-original is a cover of “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” a 1935 hit by Patsy Montana, the first major female country and western solo singing star. Wallace – who took up yodeling after hearing Jewel essaying the old country singing style on her early records -- reached back to the style of such earlier yodeling recording artists as Montana, Jimmie Rodgers, and Slim Whitman for her interpretation of the tune. She says, “I’ve never done anything in the style of Patsy Montana, and I was trying to make it true to the original in a way.”

Summing up her achievements on Memories, Music & Pride, Wallace says, “We’re stretching ourselves musically, and I’m honing the craft of songwriting. I love the way this album came out, and I feel like it will add to where country music is going currently.”

Chris Morris

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