It is an odd time for over a year now and we are waiting for venues to open up in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. We are planning on touring to promote the new album. We will be undertaking national and West Coast focused radio, PR/media and social media campaigns in support of the upcoming release. In the meantime, scroll to the bottom of the page sign up for our newsletter. Every month or so, you will receive updates about shows, my travels in the LA music scene and musings about life, music news and even stories. LOCAL TOUR DATES BELOW.

CANCELLED -PROJECT BARLEY PRO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE w/Joel Rafael, Freebo, Alice Howe, Kelly Fitzgerald and Jodi Siegel

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PROJECT BARLEY BREWERY, 2308 Pacific Coast Hwy, , Lomita CA 90717

This is the 8th show in a new all pro songwriters showcase series at Project Barley in Lomita. Great sounding room and is owned and operated by musicians!! Space is limited so arrive early to get a seat. Great selection award winning crafted beer and fantastic food; pizza (including vegan and gluten free options) and sandwiches are available but you must order by 7:30PM. No reservations are accepted. NEW LA COUNTY COVID-19 RULES: MASKS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY, ORDERING AND WHENEVER NOT AT A TABLE EATING AND DRINKING. Gonna be another killer show! No cover but donations are strongly encouraged. Here's who is playing:

JOEL RAFAEL Singer-songwriter and folk musician Joel Rafael has been writing and performing for over 50 years. During the late 1970s, Rafael performed around Southern California in various groups including as a duo with Rosie Flores. In the early 1980s, he found a niche in San Diego County as an opener for nationally touring acts for several local promoters, which allowed him to grow as a performer of his own original songs. Shortly after Rafael recorded his first album Dharma Bums (1981) with San Diego songwriter Richard Bowen, Jesse Colin Young added him as an opener on a tour of the Southwest. In the early 1990s, with the mentoring support of Paul Rothchild, the Joel Rafael Band was born.

After releasing two albums with the Joel Rafael Band, Joel Rafael Band (1994), Old Wood Barn (1996)), he was invited to join Jackson Browne's Inside Recordings for a third album, Hopper (2000), which would end up being the band's last. In 2002, with his daughter Jamaica Rafael on violin and guitar-player Carl Johnson, he wrote and performed the musical score, including five original songs, for Frank Galati's adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath, in celebration of John Steinbeck's 100th birthday. After a week of performances at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, the live recording became part of NPR archives where it surfaces annually. Having performed for five years on the Woody Guthrie Festival, Rafael released an album of all Woody Guthrie tunes, Woodeye (2003) - which included one song for which he composed the music, and one original talking piece combined with a Woody Guthrie song.

Rose Avenue (2019), Joel Rafael's latest work, gracefully defines him and his contribution to the American canon. The ten-song masterpiece includes nine originals that reflect the honest accounting of a man in his 70th year, with a lifetime's insight into the songs he writes; as well as a full measure of gratitude for what has been, and what lies ahead.

As a solo performer and with his band, Rafael has opened shows and shared stages with artists including Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, John Lee Hooker, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, John Trudell, Laura Nyro, Kris Kristofferson, Dar Williams, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Odetta, and Taj Mahal.

FREEBO Freebo is a genuine folk, rock and blues icon who, after over 40 years of recording and touring with many of the great artists of our time (Bonnie Raitt 10 years, CSN, Maria Muldaur, John Mayall, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, Neil Young, & many more) is regarded as one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of today. A multi award winner and finalist in numerous songwriting contests, Freebo was also recognized as the 'Best Folk Artist 2007' by the Los Angeles Music Awards. In addition, he has appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Muppet Show, The Midnight Special, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap. Freebo’s compassionate concern for the world and people around him, as evidenced both in his lyrics and his open stage banter, has helped him connect with listeners worldwide. He will take an audience from insights about what kind of positive mark we hope to leave on the world upon our own passing with “Standing Ovation” to where you stand with your pets and your partner with "She Loves My Dog More Than Me." A musical evening with Freebo will be astute, insightful, clever, and truly melodic.

After meeting critically acclaimed folk artist Alice Howe in 2016, Freebo and Alice formed a duo that has toured extensively throughout the US as well as overseas. Freebo also produced two of Alice’s solo CDS; 2019 “Visions” and her forthcoming untitled as of now 2022 release.

ALICE HOWE

With her soulful, impeccably-tuned voice and crafted poetry, Alice Howe offers a love letter to 60s and 70s folk and timeless blues. Hailing from Boston and now based in Los Angeles, Alice released her critically acclaimed full-length debut, Visions, produced by Freebo (Bonnie Raitt) in 2019. She has been marked as one to watch since her 2017 EP You’ve Been Away So Long debuted on the Folk Radio Charts with a #1 Most-Played song, “Homeland Blues.” Howe’s path to “up-and-coming” artist seems both fated and winding. While music was always her companion, it didn’t become her profession until she decided to attend the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference in 2016. There, she met Freebo, Bonnie Raitt’s beloved bassist for a decade and veteran of performances and collaborations with Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Ringo Starr, Loudon Wainwright III, Neil Young, Dr. John, and more. Howe knew she’d found an ideal collaborator. “I feel like it all happened because I was open to it and ready for it to happen,” she says, then adds with a laugh, “I was ready, so the universe said yes to me.” Freebo invited Howe to record in Southern California, and Bakersfield’s sun-bleached grit became a creative counterweight to Howe’s lush New England naturalism. American roots music became Howe’s playground: blues, bluegrass, folk, and pop––with celtic nods––take turns defining the sounds on Visions, anchored by her rich soprano. An ace band backed Howe like she’d never been backed before, and the resulting collection is polished but energized by a young artist’s hunger to prove herself. Alice’s sophomore album was recorded at iconic FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL with an all-star band, and is due out Spring 2022.

KELLY FITZGERALD Playing over 200 nights a year, Singer/Songwriter Kelly Fitzgerald has toured all over the world as a solo and ensemble performer. She and her band have shared stages with artists such as John Hiatt, Shelby Lynn, Nancy Griffith, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, The Gin Blossoms, Ben Taylor, John Oats, Vonda Shepard, The BoDeans and others. Her much-anticipated album, Find the Silver Lining, is her sixth release, following Be, That and Change, So Far, Halfway to Naked, and Vesica Pisces. Kelly also released a full length Christmas CD titled Into Christmas in November 2013, featuring six original songs and six classic covers. In the spring of 2020, Kelly wrote and performed music that was included the Making HERstory event, an inspirational tribute to the women who helped pave the way for equal rights, and a celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment to the constitution.

While signed to an independent record label, Kelly and her band had the pleasure of recording the Halfway to Naked album with Grammy Award Winning producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick). "It was a great experience working with Jack," says Kelly. Jack responded by saying, "The songs are well crafted and the girl sings phenomenally." In April 2003, the single “No Easy Way Out” (written by Wayne Kramer) from the Halfway To Naked album won accolades for the band by earning the #2 spot for the most added spins just behind Lucinda William's “Righteously” on the triple A charts. The Halfway to Naked album earned Kelly and her band a nomination for Best Adult Contemporary artist by the LA Music Awards in 2003, which they won in 2000 for the same category. Kelly was also nominated for Best Female Vocalist. In 2005, she was nominated for Best Female Vocalist and Best Solo Performer at the Orange County Music Awards and in 2006 Kelly made the "Music Connection's Hot 100 Unsigned Artists" list.

JODI SIEGEL Jodi was born in Chicago, Illinois; The Home of the Blues! She eventually relocated to Southern California and began playing and singing in countless blues, R & B, pop and original music bands throughout Orange Country, Los Angeles and San Diego. Over the years she has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected and legendary musicians including; Albert King, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, J.D. Souther, David Lindley, Fred Tacket and Paul Barrere of Little Feat and others. Her songs have been covered by Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball and Teresa James. Her new CD, "Wild Hearts" features the A list of Los Angeles and is produced by Steve Postell. It has received great reviews from Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers), Walter Trout, Maria Muldaur, David Mansfield, Leland Skalr and others.

Jan28

PRIVATE EVENT

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID 19. THE A FRAME

LIVE AT THE A FRAME, 11305 Blue Sage Drive, Kagel Canyon, CA

Once each month, fans of contemporary folk & acoustic music gather together in the warm embrace of singer-songwriter Coddy Nuckols' beautiful, hand-crafted A-Frame, nestled high in the hills of Kagel Canyon. Here, in this cozy and intimate setting, they experience the joy of listening to live music from some of the finest singer-songwriters of our time. I am honored to have been asked to play at this truly wonderful venue. It's been a must attend venue for many years. More information as we get closer. Tickets are generally $20 ALL PROCEEDS GO TO OUR GUEST ARTISTS POT LUCK: Bring a table-ready dish, drink, snack or dessert to share with all. SONG CIRCLE: Bring your instrument, your voice, a story, or just your ears. DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm MUSIC BEGINS: 7:00 pm INTERMISSION: 7:45 to 8:00 pm MUSIC SET #2: 8:00 pm SONG CIRCLE follows. PARKING: Our driveway is very long and steep! If this may be a problem, come early and park up near the house. All others: Please park on the lower flat lot to the right of our main driveway. Enter between the concrete block pillars. NOTE: If you park on the street, you must leave room for a large fire truck to get by - otherwise, you will be ticketed and/or towed.

PROJECT BARLEY PRO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE - Special night with former members of Lone Justice: Gregg Sutton, Ryan Hedgecock, Jodi Siegel

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PROJECT BARLEY BREWERY, 2308 Pacific Coast Hwy, , Lomita, CA 90717

This is a once a month, every third Tuesday of the month, series dedicated to professional songwriters who have had hit songs, played professionally with legends, toured the world etc...This month will feature two Los Angeles legends in music and songwriting; Gregg Sutton and Ryan Hedgecock. No cover but donations are strongly encouraged and go directly to the songwriters themselves. Project Barley is owned and operated by musicians in the South Bay town of Lomita (Los Angeles) on the coast near Redondo Beach. They have award winning crafted beer, excellent food (pizza, sandwiches, salads) and an amazing ambiance in the room, not to mention an excellent sound system. Come early, grab a table and order some food before 7:30Pm... GREG SUTTON Gregg Sutton is a world class songwriter, singer, bass and guitar player, best known for having co-written the 1988 hit ballad, “Stop!”, performed by UK artist Sam Brown. Sutton’s accomplished and expansive career has seen his songs recorded by the likes of Joe Cocker, Percy Sledge, Eric Burdon, John Farnham, Heather Small and Joe Bonamassa, to name but a few. During the 1980s, he played bass for Bob Dylan on Real Live (1984). He also played bass for Barry Goldberg, Sass Jordan, Carla Olson, Mick Taylor, Dave Alvin, Coup de Grace, The Pets, KGB (along with Carmine Appice), Tony Gilkyson, Avery Sharpe and Katy Moffatt.

He is also featured on The Rolling Stones' Lost & Found Vol. 2 on the track "Tombstone Blues" along with Carlos Santana, Bob Dylan, Mick Taylor, Colin Allen and Ian McLagan.[2]

He was the musical director for Andy Kaufman's show at Carnegie Hall in 1979. He is also featured in the 1980 movie Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall and as an actor in the motion picture Man on the Moon, starring Jim Carrey. He has appeared in the 2015 documentary Kaufman Lives.[3]

Born and raised in New York, Sutton began his career touring with various bands, during which time he signed a deal with Columbia Records for his artist project. The release of his debut solo album, Soft As a Side-Walk, received critical acclaim and elevated his songwriting status.

In 1985, Sutton joined the country rock band, Lone Justice, and co-wrote the songs “Dreams Come True (Stand Up and Take It)” and “Inspiration” which were included on their second LP Shelter. After the band broke up in 1987, Sutton continued to write with its former lead singer, Maria McKee, for her debut solo album, resulting in the creation of the songs “This Property Is Condemned” and “Breathe”, the latter of which was the album’s lead single.

The collaboration with McKee started a prolific period of songwriting for Sutton, most notable for the composition “Stop!” which was co-written with and recorded by Sam Brown. Upon its release in 1989, Brown’s version of “Stop!” became a global phenomenon, reaching #4 on the UK Singles chart and selling over a million records worldwide. In 2004, four-time MOBO award-winner Jamelia’s cover of the song gained popularity when it was used in the soundtrack for Bridget Jones, the Edge of Reason and went on to become a UK top ten hit. Off the back of the success of “Stop!”, Sutton partnered up with Curtis Stigers in 1992 to write the sensation “You’re All That Matters to Me”. This became one of Stiger’s biggest singles from his multi-million selling debut album ‘Curtis Stigers’ and reached #6 in the UK chart. RYAN HEDGECOCK Ryan Hedgecock is an American musician, songwriter and producer. He was the founder of Bedrock, Lone Justice, Parlor James and is Rattlesnake Daddy. A true Los Angeles legend and Americana innovator. “I like to think of myself as a song/genre hunter,” says Ryan Hedgecock. “When I hear something in my head, I go out and try to find it in the real world. And if I don’t find it, then I create it myself.” Over the course of his amazingly diverse career, Ryan’s search for the rare sound and the uncommon lyric has taken him over the boundaries of rock, through the fields of country and deep into the blues. As a singer, songwriter and guitarist, he’s shared the stages with legendary artists like U2 and Tom Petty, toured internationally and recorded with top producers and musicians. But he’s most at home discovering new approaches to familiar musical genres, then serving them up with an idiosyncratic twist that reflects his California roots and his expansive musical tastes.

Growing up in the Los Angeles area, Ryan was drawn to music at a young age and was playing in neighborhood bands by age 12. An early love for Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead evolved into a passionate exploration of traditional country and early rock ‘n’ roll. After a brief stint with the rockabilly combo Bedrock, Ryan founded Lone Justice with Maria McKee, a groundbreaking unit that tapped into the rich indigenous music of Southern California as it took the local club scene by storm. Its fusion of country soul and punk rock energy gained it a fervent following and critical acclaim. In hindsight, Ryan sees his experience with the band as just one part of an ongoing musical journey: “Lone Justice was my first successful attempt at taking old song forms and giving them a modern approach” – but it was just the beginning.

From there, Ryan formed several all-original bands and released his debut solo album, Echo Park. Next, he joined forces with singer-songwriter Amy Allison to launch Parlor James, a vocal harmony duo that revamped classic folk and country balladry with a dark edge. After successfully releasing an EP and album, Ryan moved on and continued his forays into undiscovered musical terrain. Taking a cue from the Trip Hop movement of the late 90’s, he adopted the persona of Rattlesnake Daddy to combine roots music elements with cutting edge technology: “It was my goal to take samplers, electric guitars and massive powered speakers and use them in a band setting that could break down the wall between artist and audience. Rattlesnake Daddy offers a way to build community on stage that’s brought me some of the most intense musical experiences I’ve ever had.”

Always restlessly hunting for the next new song/sound, Ryan is currently recording a country album with Lone Justice partner and longtime friend Marvin Etzioni. He is also delving into his archives to release unheard tunes from earlier projects. Live, Rattlesnake Daddy has recently re-emerged in the thriving South Central Blues scene. He continues to perform with veteran blues artists at South Central’s home-grown venues, sparking musical interchanges that inform his own work. As ever, Ryan’s musical evolution continues.

“At heart, I’m a folk musician,” he says. “I’m not a purist, though – I use whatever is available and re-interpret the sounds the way I feel them. That’s what folk musicians have always done – it keeps the tradition alive. Really, I don’t see any differences between artists like Hank Williams and Keith Richards. It all draws from the same well.” For Ryan Hedgecock, the hunt goes on wherever the music leads him.

Feb19

Jodi Siegel solo at The Willmore Wine Bar in Bixby Knolls Long Beach

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The Willmore Wine Bar, 3848 Atlantic Ave, , Long Beach, CA 90807

This is a sweet local hang in the Bixby Knolls part of Long Beach. Ernie and his staff of smiling happy folks will put a smile on your face with an infinite selection of wine, beer and small bites. No Cover...

CANCELLED -PROJECT BARLEY PRO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE w/Joel Rafael, Freebo, Alice Howe, Kelly Fitzgerald and Jodi Siegel

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PROJECT BARLEY BREWERY, 2308 Pacific Coast Hwy, , Lomita CA 90717

This is the 8th show in a new all pro songwriters showcase series at Project Barley in Lomita. Great sounding room and is owned and operated by musicians!! Space is limited so arrive early to get a seat. Great selection award winning crafted beer and fantastic food; pizza (including vegan and gluten free options) and sandwiches are available but you must order by 7:30PM. No reservations are accepted. NEW LA COUNTY COVID-19 RULES: MASKS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY, ORDERING AND WHENEVER NOT AT A TABLE EATING AND DRINKING. Gonna be another killer show! No cover but donations are strongly encouraged. Here's who is playing:

JOEL RAFAEL Singer-songwriter and folk musician Joel Rafael has been writing and performing for over 50 years. During the late 1970s, Rafael performed around Southern California in various groups including as a duo with Rosie Flores. In the early 1980s, he found a niche in San Diego County as an opener for nationally touring acts for several local promoters, which allowed him to grow as a performer of his own original songs. Shortly after Rafael recorded his first album Dharma Bums (1981) with San Diego songwriter Richard Bowen, Jesse Colin Young added him as an opener on a tour of the Southwest. In the early 1990s, with the mentoring support of Paul Rothchild, the Joel Rafael Band was born.

After releasing two albums with the Joel Rafael Band, Joel Rafael Band (1994), Old Wood Barn (1996)), he was invited to join Jackson Browne's Inside Recordings for a third album, Hopper (2000), which would end up being the band's last. In 2002, with his daughter Jamaica Rafael on violin and guitar-player Carl Johnson, he wrote and performed the musical score, including five original songs, for Frank Galati's adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath, in celebration of John Steinbeck's 100th birthday. After a week of performances at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, the live recording became part of NPR archives where it surfaces annually. Having performed for five years on the Woody Guthrie Festival, Rafael released an album of all Woody Guthrie tunes, Woodeye (2003) - which included one song for which he composed the music, and one original talking piece combined with a Woody Guthrie song.

Rose Avenue (2019), Joel Rafael's latest work, gracefully defines him and his contribution to the American canon. The ten-song masterpiece includes nine originals that reflect the honest accounting of a man in his 70th year, with a lifetime's insight into the songs he writes; as well as a full measure of gratitude for what has been, and what lies ahead.

As a solo performer and with his band, Rafael has opened shows and shared stages with artists including Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, John Lee Hooker, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, John Trudell, Laura Nyro, Kris Kristofferson, Dar Williams, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Odetta, and Taj Mahal.

FREEBO Freebo is a genuine folk, rock and blues icon who, after over 40 years of recording and touring with many of the great artists of our time (Bonnie Raitt 10 years, CSN, Maria Muldaur, John Mayall, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, Neil Young, & many more) is regarded as one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of today. A multi award winner and finalist in numerous songwriting contests, Freebo was also recognized as the 'Best Folk Artist 2007' by the Los Angeles Music Awards. In addition, he has appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Muppet Show, The Midnight Special, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap. Freebo’s compassionate concern for the world and people around him, as evidenced both in his lyrics and his open stage banter, has helped him connect with listeners worldwide. He will take an audience from insights about what kind of positive mark we hope to leave on the world upon our own passing with “Standing Ovation” to where you stand with your pets and your partner with "She Loves My Dog More Than Me." A musical evening with Freebo will be astute, insightful, clever, and truly melodic.

After meeting critically acclaimed folk artist Alice Howe in 2016, Freebo and Alice formed a duo that has toured extensively throughout the US as well as overseas. Freebo also produced two of Alice’s solo CDS; 2019 “Visions” and her forthcoming untitled as of now 2022 release.

ALICE HOWE

With her soulful, impeccably-tuned voice and crafted poetry, Alice Howe offers a love letter to 60s and 70s folk and timeless blues. Hailing from Boston and now based in Los Angeles, Alice released her critically acclaimed full-length debut, Visions, produced by Freebo (Bonnie Raitt) in 2019. She has been marked as one to watch since her 2017 EP You’ve Been Away So Long debuted on the Folk Radio Charts with a #1 Most-Played song, “Homeland Blues.” Howe’s path to “up-and-coming” artist seems both fated and winding. While music was always her companion, it didn’t become her profession until she decided to attend the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference in 2016. There, she met Freebo, Bonnie Raitt’s beloved bassist for a decade and veteran of performances and collaborations with Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Ringo Starr, Loudon Wainwright III, Neil Young, Dr. John, and more. Howe knew she’d found an ideal collaborator. “I feel like it all happened because I was open to it and ready for it to happen,” she says, then adds with a laugh, “I was ready, so the universe said yes to me.” Freebo invited Howe to record in Southern California, and Bakersfield’s sun-bleached grit became a creative counterweight to Howe’s lush New England naturalism. American roots music became Howe’s playground: blues, bluegrass, folk, and pop––with celtic nods––take turns defining the sounds on Visions, anchored by her rich soprano. An ace band backed Howe like she’d never been backed before, and the resulting collection is polished but energized by a young artist’s hunger to prove herself. Alice’s sophomore album was recorded at iconic FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL with an all-star band, and is due out Spring 2022.

KELLY FITZGERALD Playing over 200 nights a year, Singer/Songwriter Kelly Fitzgerald has toured all over the world as a solo and ensemble performer. She and her band have shared stages with artists such as John Hiatt, Shelby Lynn, Nancy Griffith, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, The Gin Blossoms, Ben Taylor, John Oats, Vonda Shepard, The BoDeans and others. Her much-anticipated album, Find the Silver Lining, is her sixth release, following Be, That and Change, So Far, Halfway to Naked, and Vesica Pisces. Kelly also released a full length Christmas CD titled Into Christmas in November 2013, featuring six original songs and six classic covers. In the spring of 2020, Kelly wrote and performed music that was included the Making HERstory event, an inspirational tribute to the women who helped pave the way for equal rights, and a celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment to the constitution.

While signed to an independent record label, Kelly and her band had the pleasure of recording the Halfway to Naked album with Grammy Award Winning producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick). "It was a great experience working with Jack," says Kelly. Jack responded by saying, "The songs are well crafted and the girl sings phenomenally." In April 2003, the single “No Easy Way Out” (written by Wayne Kramer) from the Halfway To Naked album won accolades for the band by earning the #2 spot for the most added spins just behind Lucinda William's “Righteously” on the triple A charts. The Halfway to Naked album earned Kelly and her band a nomination for Best Adult Contemporary artist by the LA Music Awards in 2003, which they won in 2000 for the same category. Kelly was also nominated for Best Female Vocalist. In 2005, she was nominated for Best Female Vocalist and Best Solo Performer at the Orange County Music Awards and in 2006 Kelly made the "Music Connection's Hot 100 Unsigned Artists" list.

JODI SIEGEL Jodi was born in Chicago, Illinois; The Home of the Blues! She eventually relocated to Southern California and began playing and singing in countless blues, R & B, pop and original music bands throughout Orange Country, Los Angeles and San Diego. Over the years she has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected and legendary musicians including; Albert King, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, J.D. Souther, David Lindley, Fred Tacket and Paul Barrere of Little Feat and others. Her songs have been covered by Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball and Teresa James. Her new CD, "Wild Hearts" features the A list of Los Angeles and is produced by Steve Postell. It has received great reviews from Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers), Walter Trout, Maria Muldaur, David Mansfield, Leland Skalr and others.

Jan28

PRIVATE EVENT

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID 19. THE A FRAME

LIVE AT THE A FRAME, 11305 Blue Sage Drive, Kagel Canyon, CA

Once each month, fans of contemporary folk & acoustic music gather together in the warm embrace of singer-songwriter Coddy Nuckols' beautiful, hand-crafted A-Frame, nestled high in the hills of Kagel Canyon. Here, in this cozy and intimate setting, they experience the joy of listening to live music from some of the finest singer-songwriters of our time. I am honored to have been asked to play at this truly wonderful venue. It's been a must attend venue for many years. More information as we get closer. Tickets are generally $20 ALL PROCEEDS GO TO OUR GUEST ARTISTS POT LUCK: Bring a table-ready dish, drink, snack or dessert to share with all. SONG CIRCLE: Bring your instrument, your voice, a story, or just your ears. DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm MUSIC BEGINS: 7:00 pm INTERMISSION: 7:45 to 8:00 pm MUSIC SET #2: 8:00 pm SONG CIRCLE follows. PARKING: Our driveway is very long and steep! If this may be a problem, come early and park up near the house. All others: Please park on the lower flat lot to the right of our main driveway. Enter between the concrete block pillars. NOTE: If you park on the street, you must leave room for a large fire truck to get by - otherwise, you will be ticketed and/or towed.

PROJECT BARLEY PRO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE - Special night with former members of Lone Justice: Gregg Sutton, Ryan Hedgecock, Jodi Siegel

 —  —

PROJECT BARLEY BREWERY, 2308 Pacific Coast Hwy, , Lomita, CA 90717

This is a once a month, every third Tuesday of the month, series dedicated to professional songwriters who have had hit songs, played professionally with legends, toured the world etc...This month will feature two Los Angeles legends in music and songwriting; Gregg Sutton and Ryan Hedgecock. No cover but donations are strongly encouraged and go directly to the songwriters themselves. Project Barley is owned and operated by musicians in the South Bay town of Lomita (Los Angeles) on the coast near Redondo Beach. They have award winning crafted beer, excellent food (pizza, sandwiches, salads) and an amazing ambiance in the room, not to mention an excellent sound system. Come early, grab a table and order some food before 7:30Pm... GREG SUTTON Gregg Sutton is a world class songwriter, singer, bass and guitar player, best known for having co-written the 1988 hit ballad, “Stop!”, performed by UK artist Sam Brown. Sutton’s accomplished and expansive career has seen his songs recorded by the likes of Joe Cocker, Percy Sledge, Eric Burdon, John Farnham, Heather Small and Joe Bonamassa, to name but a few. During the 1980s, he played bass for Bob Dylan on Real Live (1984). He also played bass for Barry Goldberg, Sass Jordan, Carla Olson, Mick Taylor, Dave Alvin, Coup de Grace, The Pets, KGB (along with Carmine Appice), Tony Gilkyson, Avery Sharpe and Katy Moffatt.

He is also featured on The Rolling Stones' Lost & Found Vol. 2 on the track "Tombstone Blues" along with Carlos Santana, Bob Dylan, Mick Taylor, Colin Allen and Ian McLagan.[2]

He was the musical director for Andy Kaufman's show at Carnegie Hall in 1979. He is also featured in the 1980 movie Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall and as an actor in the motion picture Man on the Moon, starring Jim Carrey. He has appeared in the 2015 documentary Kaufman Lives.[3]

Born and raised in New York, Sutton began his career touring with various bands, during which time he signed a deal with Columbia Records for his artist project. The release of his debut solo album, Soft As a Side-Walk, received critical acclaim and elevated his songwriting status.

In 1985, Sutton joined the country rock band, Lone Justice, and co-wrote the songs “Dreams Come True (Stand Up and Take It)” and “Inspiration” which were included on their second LP Shelter. After the band broke up in 1987, Sutton continued to write with its former lead singer, Maria McKee, for her debut solo album, resulting in the creation of the songs “This Property Is Condemned” and “Breathe”, the latter of which was the album’s lead single.

The collaboration with McKee started a prolific period of songwriting for Sutton, most notable for the composition “Stop!” which was co-written with and recorded by Sam Brown. Upon its release in 1989, Brown’s version of “Stop!” became a global phenomenon, reaching #4 on the UK Singles chart and selling over a million records worldwide. In 2004, four-time MOBO award-winner Jamelia’s cover of the song gained popularity when it was used in the soundtrack for Bridget Jones, the Edge of Reason and went on to become a UK top ten hit. Off the back of the success of “Stop!”, Sutton partnered up with Curtis Stigers in 1992 to write the sensation “You’re All That Matters to Me”. This became one of Stiger’s biggest singles from his multi-million selling debut album ‘Curtis Stigers’ and reached #6 in the UK chart. RYAN HEDGECOCK Ryan Hedgecock is an American musician, songwriter and producer. He was the founder of Bedrock, Lone Justice, Parlor James and is Rattlesnake Daddy. A true Los Angeles legend and Americana innovator. “I like to think of myself as a song/genre hunter,” says Ryan Hedgecock. “When I hear something in my head, I go out and try to find it in the real world. And if I don’t find it, then I create it myself.” Over the course of his amazingly diverse career, Ryan’s search for the rare sound and the uncommon lyric has taken him over the boundaries of rock, through the fields of country and deep into the blues. As a singer, songwriter and guitarist, he’s shared the stages with legendary artists like U2 and Tom Petty, toured internationally and recorded with top producers and musicians. But he’s most at home discovering new approaches to familiar musical genres, then serving them up with an idiosyncratic twist that reflects his California roots and his expansive musical tastes.

Growing up in the Los Angeles area, Ryan was drawn to music at a young age and was playing in neighborhood bands by age 12. An early love for Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead evolved into a passionate exploration of traditional country and early rock ‘n’ roll. After a brief stint with the rockabilly combo Bedrock, Ryan founded Lone Justice with Maria McKee, a groundbreaking unit that tapped into the rich indigenous music of Southern California as it took the local club scene by storm. Its fusion of country soul and punk rock energy gained it a fervent following and critical acclaim. In hindsight, Ryan sees his experience with the band as just one part of an ongoing musical journey: “Lone Justice was my first successful attempt at taking old song forms and giving them a modern approach” – but it was just the beginning.

From there, Ryan formed several all-original bands and released his debut solo album, Echo Park. Next, he joined forces with singer-songwriter Amy Allison to launch Parlor James, a vocal harmony duo that revamped classic folk and country balladry with a dark edge. After successfully releasing an EP and album, Ryan moved on and continued his forays into undiscovered musical terrain. Taking a cue from the Trip Hop movement of the late 90’s, he adopted the persona of Rattlesnake Daddy to combine roots music elements with cutting edge technology: “It was my goal to take samplers, electric guitars and massive powered speakers and use them in a band setting that could break down the wall between artist and audience. Rattlesnake Daddy offers a way to build community on stage that’s brought me some of the most intense musical experiences I’ve ever had.”

Always restlessly hunting for the next new song/sound, Ryan is currently recording a country album with Lone Justice partner and longtime friend Marvin Etzioni. He is also delving into his archives to release unheard tunes from earlier projects. Live, Rattlesnake Daddy has recently re-emerged in the thriving South Central Blues scene. He continues to perform with veteran blues artists at South Central’s home-grown venues, sparking musical interchanges that inform his own work. As ever, Ryan’s musical evolution continues.

“At heart, I’m a folk musician,” he says. “I’m not a purist, though – I use whatever is available and re-interpret the sounds the way I feel them. That’s what folk musicians have always done – it keeps the tradition alive. Really, I don’t see any differences between artists like Hank Williams and Keith Richards. It all draws from the same well.” For Ryan Hedgecock, the hunt goes on wherever the music leads him.

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Jodi Siegel solo at The Willmore Wine Bar in Bixby Knolls Long Beach

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The Willmore Wine Bar, 3848 Atlantic Ave, , Long Beach, CA 90807

This is a sweet local hang in the Bixby Knolls part of Long Beach. Ernie and his staff of smiling happy folks will put a smile on your face with an infinite selection of wine, beer and small bites. No Cover...