PROJECT BARLEY PRO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE w/Jimmy Z, Doug Lacy, Pricey Diggs, Andy & Renee and Jodi Siegel
This is the 6th 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 of beer and there will also be pizza available but you must order by 7:30PM. No reservations are accepted. Masks are required to enter and while ordering refreshments. No cover but donations are encouraged. Here are the performers: https://ztribe.com/
JIMMY Z (SAX, HARMONICA, VOCALS) There’s a reason legendary blues Diva Etta James called Jimmy Z her “Hootchie Cootchie Man” and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics calls him “the best harmonica player in the world.” Jimmy attracts attention. He caught the attention of Rod Stewart, Tom Petty and Eurythmics – all of whom he recorded and toured with. He also caught the attention of Dr. Dre, Barry White, Ziggy Marley, Yes, Bon Jovi, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Macy Gray, Jaguares, and countless others who sought out Jimmy Z’s blazing harmonica and soulful saxophone to spice up their recordings. From a smoky 20-seat bar in Sacramento to the 300,000 person sold out Rock in Rio concert with Rod Stewart in Brazil, Jimmy has toured the world blowing crowds away with his electrifying stage presence. Performing in 1988 with Eurythmics for the Nelson Mandela Concert at Wembley Stadium and televised to 1 billion people worldwide, Jimmy’s harmonica solo on Must Have Been an Angel brought the world to its knees.
DOUG LACY (PIANO, ACCORDIAN, VOCALS) Doug is a composer, producer, actor and singer that plays New Orleans style piano, accordion, tuba and even didgeridoo! He is the founding member of the Zydeco Party Band; a Mardi Gras flavored high energy band that plays a mixture of zydeco, Cajun, blues and Chuck Berry style rock n roll! He has shared the stage and or recorded with a diverse mix of legendary musicians including Paul McCartney, Oingo Boingo, Todd Rundgren, The Neville Brothers and many more! He has many CD's available with the Zydeco Party Band and on his own. A truly original performer and musician, he writes fun bluesy, New Orleans style songs with great lyrics and sings his ass off!!
PRICEY DIGGS Pricey Diggs is keyboard player and singer Mark McMillin and his wife, singer, percussionist, Annie Boreson. Mark has spent the last twenty-five years touring with RnB singer/songwriter legend Bobby Caldwell ("What You Won't Do For Love"). Mark co-wrote four other songs with Bobby, all in the Caldwell discography. Chaka Khan recorded his composition, “So Not To Worry.” He has shared the stage and opened shows for Santana, Tina Turner, Weather Report, Randy Crawford, Boney James, Eric Benet, Al Cooper, Anjani, Leonard Cohen, Ramsey Lewis, and Brian Auger. Mark and Annie as Pricey Diggs reside right here in the South Bay and play a diverse mix of music that is always soulful!
ANDY HILL & RENEE SAFIER Andy (piano, harmonica, vocals) & Renee (guitar, vocals) are well known here in the South Bay. For over 30 years they have hosted and played at the South Bay Dylan Festival. Both Andy & Renee have received numerous awards for their songwriting. Boundary-pushing use of language, sweeping vocal harmonies, unforgettable melodic content, and tightly crafted arrangements are hallmarks of their writing and producing style. Their sixteen independent CD releases have won them countless awards, including: Los Angeles Music Awards “Americana Group of the Year”, “Best Duo/Group” at the International Acoustic Music Awards, Qweevak.com “Top-40 CDs of the Year, Runner-Up for Best Folk Act at the Crossroads Music Awards, and a two year run in the Musician Magazine “Best Unsigned Band” Semifinals.
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.