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.

Previous events

Apr30

OPENING FOR HONK AT COACH HOUSE

Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, , San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

I am so stoked to open for my dear friends from the Honk Band; Richard Stekol, Steve Wood, Beth Fitchett Wood, Alan Dermo, Tris Imboden. I go back decades with these folks and it's truly my honor and pleasure to share the stage with these truly gifted music makers. For tickets go to the Coach House link above.

$28 General Admission Doors open at 6Pm

PROJECT BARLEY PRO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE - Richard Stekol, Michelle Mangione, Shaun Cromwell and Jodi Siegel

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

This is a once a month event that features singer/songwriters from different genre's, who have had hit songs, toured the world with legends and have been professional musicians a very long time. This month's show features another killer lineup- Richard Stekol (from the Honk Band and The Funky Kings-his song Free A Man is on Michael McDonalds new CD), Michelle Mangione (Grace Slick, Exene Cervenka) and Shaun Cromwell (Roots singer/genius guitar player) and yours truly.

Project Barley serves excellent Food (Pizza, sandwiches, salads), wine, and award winning beer. Food served till 7:30pm. No reservations so arrive early to get a table. This is a free show but donations are encouraged (to pay the performers) This is also a LISTENING EVENT!

Here's the lineup info for April 2022

Richard Stekol

Richard is a triple threat. He plays guitar like nobody else, any style, he sings soulfully and with purpose and he writes incredibly original songs that either break your heart or knock you over the head with their truth. He's a songwriter like no other and those that know of his work are forever changed. While some know Richard as one of the founding members of Southern California's Honk Band (they had three records released on a major label and toured extensively opening for people like The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald), he was also a member of the super group The Funky Kings (featuring Jack Tempchin, Jules Shear, Richard Stekol, Greg Leisz). He released many solo records over the years and has had songs covered by Michael McDonald, the late great Mike Finnigan, Ian Mathews, Michael Nesmith, Kenny Loggins, Julie Christensen, Rick Nelson, Amy Holland and more. He is also a producer of many independent recordings and has played guitar as a session player. He is a true original in a sea of copycats.

Michelle Mangione

Michelle is a great drummer. Yes! She does that too! She is frequently seen playing guitar and "feet drums" at the same time, a skill she learned out of necessity. "I couldn't afford to pay a drummer, and needed the percussive edge in our acoustic shows, so I devised a pedal driven drum set that I could play with my feet", says Mangione.
A familiar face in the Los Angeles music scene, Mangione first polished her chops playing drums for such greats as saxophonist Buddy Collette and guitarist Robben Ford. An accomplished drummer by age 16, Mangione taught herself to play guitar, bass and piano while growing up in Los Angeles. She studied under legendary jazz teacher/drummer Kay Carlson before going on to graduate at a young age from Percussion Institute of Technology in Hollywood. She later taught at PIT and then hit the road.

Her signature blend of percussion-infused acoustic music has been featured on Radio, TV and in film. Michelle has co-written songs with artists including Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) and Exene Cervenka (X). "The Edge of Madness", which was her second collaboration with rock icon Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) was chosen as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "Top Singles". The single featured many artists who donated their performances for the cause. All of the proceeds were been donated to victims of the Gulf Coast disasters.
Mangione frequently uses her music in her activism for social justice. In addition to "The Edge of Madness", the artist has used her music to raise awareness and funding for many different projects including Writers for the Storm, Music to Vote By, God Save the World, MusicHugs and more.

Most of her recordings are created primarily by Mangione in her home studio – from writing to arrangements, & production. In addition to most of the acoustic and electric guitar work on the records, she plays drums, piano and percussion. ”Financial constraints” translates to “get as creative as you can with what you have”
Michelle Mangione’s music is available on her website and on iTunes, as well as other outlets that she probably doesn't know about, so please buy from this official site if you choose to purchase downloads:)

Shaun Cromwell

A singer/writer of eclectic roots-inspired songs, Shaun Cromwell uses his guitar, banjo, and voice to weave tales of intrigue and epics of sorrow. Drawing heavily from the pantheon of American roots traditions, he infuses the music with contemporary influences such as Bill Frisell, Lowell George & Tom Waits.

He was chosen as a finalist at the 2009 Mountain Stage contest, among other competitions, and was a mainstage performer at the Tucson Folk Festival. In addition, he was selected for an official showcase in both 2008 and 2009 at the Folk Alliance conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

Folk-Worn Prose is Shaun’s second release. Unlike his first record, it’s not a concept album, but rather a collection of twelve original tracks (ten songs, two instrumentals) that he felt represented his best work over a two year period.

“At the 2008 Folk Alliance Region West Conference, I overheard someone say… “Who needs three guitarists when you’ve got Shaun Cromwell”. And oh that voice! Metaphorically speaking… if there is an original first seed from which Roots Music blossomed, it currently resides in the heart, mind, soul, fingers and voice of the rhythmically intuitive world of Shaun Cromwell. To watch and hear him play is to view a Medium absorbed in the trance of conjuring the melodic essence of Mississipi John Hurt, Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal to name a few. Cromwell delivers music with the Titan passion Prometheus reserved for fire!” – Henry Hallett: Host of ‘Simple Folk’, KXCI 91.3 FM, Tuscon, AZ

“Shaun Cromwell has the unmistakable sound of someone who has put in the time and the heart, someone who has truly got inside the music.” – Peter Mulvey: Singer-Songwriter

“Shaun Cromwell’s soul is based in the roots of the blues and the dawn of Americana. His masterful guitar playing demonstrates his ability and his original music confirms his devotion to the medium. I love this guy.” – Betsi Meissner (Amazing Grace): ‘Acoustic Alternative’ KXCI 91.3 FM, Tuscon, AZ.

Jodi Siegel Jodi Siegel was born in Chicago, IL. The Home of the Blues! She eventually relocated to California and began playing and singing in countless blues, R & B, pop and original music bands throughout Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles. Over the years Jodi has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected musicians including: Albert King, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, J.D. Souther, David Lindley, Fred Tacket and Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and countless others. Her songs have been recorded by Maria Muldaur (“So Many Rivers To Cross,”-cowritten with Daniel Moore and “If I Were You”-cowritten with Danny Timms) Marcia Ball (“So Many Rivers To Cross.”) and Teresa James ("Come Up and See Me Sometime"-cowritten with Danny Timms) During her career, Jodi has created a heady and dynamic stew of musical influences (blues, pop, R & B, soul and jazz) into a sound and a style that make her a triple threat; songwriting, singing and guitar playing. Jodi’s fine-tuned solo performances are likened to a “one-woman” band!! Her truly original style can fill a room with explosive slide guitar, jazzy vocals and a fun, easy going rapport with her audience. She can go from funky bluesy grooves to folk, to jazz and back again with ease. She’s an old soul with a fresh sound.
Her new CD, “Wild Hearts,” produced by Steve Postell (Immediate Family, David Crosby, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Iain Matthews), is filled with great songs, cool grooves, intimate, smart lyrics and some of the best of the best musicians in Los Angeles today including; Mike Finnigan (organ, piano), Hutch Hutchinson, Abe Laborial Sr., Alphonso Johnson (bass), Russ Kunkel, Michael Jerome Moore, John Ferraro, Arno Lucas (drums, percussion), Joe Sublett (Saxophone) and Maxayne Lewis and Clydene Jackson (background vocals). Each song has a soulful delivery with an undeniable down-home elegance.

Apr16

Jodi Siegel

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Uncorked Manhattan Beach, 302 Pier Ave, , Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

This is my first time here! Hermosa Beach right on Pier Ave.. It's everything we love about the beach! Plus there's wine...With more than 600 wines from all over the world, Uncorked is a retail shop that features award-winning wines as well as hard-to-find boutique selections. For our hops and barley fans, Uncorked offers craft beers, both domestic and imported!

THE TASTING BAR! Anytime we're open, there are always 8 wines on our tasting list for you to choose from to create your own unique wine-tasting experience. From Chardonnays to Cabernet Franc to Carignane, Bonarda, and beyond, there's something for every palate.

In addition, free corkage with local restaurants, unique wine accessories, custom gift baskets, gourmet cheese, olive oils, and special gourmet treats are just another few reasons to stop by one of our two locations in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach and find out why we are the Best Tasting Wine Shop(s) in the South Bay.

Apr15

PRIVATE EVENT

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PROJECT BARLEY PRO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE - James Lee Stanley, Amilia K Spicer, Steve Postell, Brad Colerick and 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 JAMES LEE STANLEY, AMILIA K SPICER, STEVE POSTELL, BRAD COLERICK AND YOURS TRULY JODI SIEGEL.... 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. NOW SERVING WINE!!!!!!!!!!! AS ALWAYS 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.. This show features a bunch of my favorite singer/songwriters/musicmakers!

JAMES LEE STANLEY James Lee Stanley is an American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and producer whose six-decade career spans numerous artistic mediums. He is the true renaissance man, born in Philadelphia, PA, and has been recording and performing since the age of fourteen, with 34 album releases and television and film credits to his name. JAMES LEE STANLEY has toured consistently since he returned from the USAF (as a Chinese linguist) and has performed up to three hundred dates a year since then, with such diverse acts as BONNIE RAITT, ROBIN WILLIAMS, NICOLETTE LARSON and many more.....STEVEN WRIGHT chose James Lee as his opening act for three years in a row; a testament to his professionalism and talent. It is only a long-lived singer-songwriter career that lets JAMES LEE STANLEY unite the unpredictable creative turns and the eclectic elements that make up his world. His remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each recorded with a finely crafted with guitar orchestrations that enhance the lyric. But a whole new dimension is added when James Lee performs live. These incredible songs, coupled with his outragously hilarious repartee, make for an evening of hilarity and tenderness and one of the most entertaining concerts on the circuit. He has been hailed as one of the few all time greats and undisputed geniuses among singer-songwriters. Fi Magazine listed his FREELANCE HUMAN BEING as one of the finest recordings of 1998 and one of the Top 200 Recordings of all time – FI Magazine March 1999. James is also a wonderful guitar player! A genius at using technology and looping effects to enhance his performance! He is undeniably one of a kind in a sea of copy cats!

AMILIA K SPICER Amilia K. Spicer is an L.A.-based singer-songwriter from Pennsylvania. She is a veteran of the Kerrville and Folk Alliance festivals, as well as the west-coast club circuit. She is both a critical darling and a successful recording/touring artist. Called “Fearless” by the San Antonio Express- News, Spicer drew attention the first time she played an LA club on a whim. Ears perked, and she was on her way-—to a rare Mainstage Kerrville Folk Festival debut, three Kennedy Center performances, song placements in several high-profile TV shows (Party of Five, Dawson’s Creek), and quirky indie films. But Spicer initially regarded music as something she could walk away from any time—until a potential record deal fell through. As she envisioned the future slipping from her grasp, she had a startling realization. “I finally figured out,” she says, “this is not what I do. This is who I am.’” With that faith came a new fierceness to her work. During the making of Wow and Flutter, her wanderlust meant there were detours, including producing tracks for other projects. Among these, lauded contributions to compilations tributing Neil Young (alongside Kristen Hersh, Tanya Donnelly), and Peter Case (with John Prine,,Hayes Carll). She also appeared on the Safety Harbor Kids Holiday Collection, (Billy Idol, Jackson Browne). A sought after harmony singer and arranger, Spicer’s featured on albums by John Gorka and the final Rounder release from the late Bill Morrissey. Contributors to Wow and Flutter include Stones/Dylan bassist Daryl Johnson, Wallflowers/Foo Fighters keyboardist Rami Jaffee, Bonnie Raitt/Taj Mahal keyboardist Mike Finnigan, pedal steel player Eric Heywood (Son Volt), guitarists Tony Gilkyson (X, Lone Justice), Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams). Spicer produced; multi-instrumentalist Steve McCormick co-produced and engineered.
Spicer enlisted Malcolm Burn to mix: “Malcolm has worked on so many of my favorite records of all time. I was honored he wanted to be involved.” Poetic too:, because enigmatic nature aside, Spicer has earned comparisons to Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Neko Case, Daniel Lanois.

STEVE POSTELL Steve Postell (immediate Family), is a seasoned touring and session player who has worked with David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, Michael McDonald, John Oates, Robben Ford, and many others. He recorded and mixed the final three performances of Ravi Shankar and has scored films including “Dying To Know” about Timothy Leary & Ram Dass and narrated by Robert Redford. He has released several solo records, including the critically acclaimed “Time Still Knockin’” on Immergent Records. Steve has written scores for film and television including ESPN’s Sportsweek featuring Greg Gumble, and producer Lawrence Kasdan’s "Jumpin' At The Boneyard," a 20th century Fox production starring Tim Roth and Samuel Jackson. Steve wrote and produced Jingles for Right Sound Music in New York City for clients including Pontiac, AT&T, Dupont and many others. He has performed live on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show with Katie Couric, The Regis and Kelly and The Regis and Kathie Lee shows. Steve is also a very busy producer as well as an engineer, with mastering and mixing experience. He has worked on numerous recordings including Dan Navarro, Robben Ford, The Immediate Family, James Taylor/Carol King, Eric Anderson, Kristen Chenowith, Tom Freund, Jodi Siegel and many others...

BRAD COLERICK Brad has been the organizer guru of The Wine and Song in Pasadena for many years. A tireless promoter of others, he is also a fine singer/songwriter and human! Here is his bio in his own words: As a producer, composer and music supervisor for commercials I've earned an Emmy Award, a London International Advertising Award, and other accolades. I've had the good fortune of singing on enough commercials over my career to become a vested SAG-AFTRA Union member. My client list reads like a Fortune 500 index fund. I have a guitar signed by Johnny Cash from our work together for Sears. And once, on a magical day working on another Sears project with BB King in Amsterdam, BB insisted I hold Lucille. She was heavy. More on that side of my life at my company website: deepmix.com In 2009 I started the weekly Wine & Song concert series to present the music I love to the community I love. The venue was a wine bar where I signed on to do eight Wednesday night shows. A few venues and over 500 shows later, the Wine & Song series lives on, currently in podcast form, and has become known to artists far and wide for the enthusiastic audiences that lean in to every word. In 2015, I found a nearly abandoned room at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course which, with the help of a few patrons, was converted to an intimate club now called the Blue Guitar room. The following year I added a weekly Thursday night Jazz at the Blue Guitar show. More on the Blue Guitar at blueguitar.club For ten years I have been Music Director of the annual South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival. I've had the pleasure of presenting Ozomatil, Gin Blossoms, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Young Dubliners, Dave Alvin, Chis Hillman, Eliza Gilkyson and hundreds of other acts. The Eclectic is a free event to the public put on by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. With numerous CD's to his credit, his new CD Hope Street, is charting on Americana and folk lists!

JODI SIEGEL Jodi Siegel was born in Chicago, IL. The Home of the Blues! She eventually relocated to California and began playing and singing in countless blues, R & B, pop and original music bands throughout Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles. Over the years Jodi has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected musicians including: Albert King, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, J.D. Souther, David Lindley, Fred Tacket and Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and countless others. Her songs have been recorded by Maria Muldaur (“So Many Rivers To Cross,”-cowritten with Daniel Moore and “If I Were You”-cowritten with Danny Timms) Marcia Ball (“So Many Rivers To Cross.”) and Teresa James ("Come Up and See Me Sometime"-cowritten with Danny Timms) During her career, Jodi has created a heady and dynamic stew of musical influences (blues, pop, R & B, soul and jazz) into a sound and a style that make her a triple threat; songwriting, singing and guitar playing. Jodi’s fine-tuned solo performances are likened to a “one-woman” band!! Her truly original style can fill a room with explosive slide guitar, jazzy vocals and a fun, easy going rapport with her audience. She can go from funky bluesy grooves to folk, to jazz and back again with ease. She’s an old soul with a fresh sound.

Her new CD, “Wild Hearts,” produced by Steve Postell (Immediate Family, David Crosby, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Iain Matthews), is filled with great songs, cool grooves, intimate, smart lyrics and some of the best of the best musicians in Los Angeles today including; Mike Finnigan (organ, piano), Hutch Hutchinson, Abe Laborial Sr., Alphonso Johnson (bass), Russ Kunkel, Michael Jerome Moore, John Ferraro, Arno Lucas (drums, percussion), Joe Sublett (Saxophone) and Maxayne Lewis and Clydene Jackson (background vocals). Each song has a soulful delivery with an undeniable down-home elegance.

Previous events

Apr30

OPENING FOR HONK AT COACH HOUSE

Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, , San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

I am so stoked to open for my dear friends from the Honk Band; Richard Stekol, Steve Wood, Beth Fitchett Wood, Alan Dermo, Tris Imboden. I go back decades with these folks and it's truly my honor and pleasure to share the stage with these truly gifted music makers. For tickets go to the Coach House link above.

$28 General Admission Doors open at 6Pm

PROJECT BARLEY PRO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE - Richard Stekol, Michelle Mangione, Shaun Cromwell and Jodi Siegel

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

This is a once a month event that features singer/songwriters from different genre's, who have had hit songs, toured the world with legends and have been professional musicians a very long time. This month's show features another killer lineup- Richard Stekol (from the Honk Band and The Funky Kings-his song Free A Man is on Michael McDonalds new CD), Michelle Mangione (Grace Slick, Exene Cervenka) and Shaun Cromwell (Roots singer/genius guitar player) and yours truly.

Project Barley serves excellent Food (Pizza, sandwiches, salads), wine, and award winning beer. Food served till 7:30pm. No reservations so arrive early to get a table. This is a free show but donations are encouraged (to pay the performers) This is also a LISTENING EVENT!

Here's the lineup info for April 2022

Richard Stekol

Richard is a triple threat. He plays guitar like nobody else, any style, he sings soulfully and with purpose and he writes incredibly original songs that either break your heart or knock you over the head with their truth. He's a songwriter like no other and those that know of his work are forever changed. While some know Richard as one of the founding members of Southern California's Honk Band (they had three records released on a major label and toured extensively opening for people like The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald), he was also a member of the super group The Funky Kings (featuring Jack Tempchin, Jules Shear, Richard Stekol, Greg Leisz). He released many solo records over the years and has had songs covered by Michael McDonald, the late great Mike Finnigan, Ian Mathews, Michael Nesmith, Kenny Loggins, Julie Christensen, Rick Nelson, Amy Holland and more. He is also a producer of many independent recordings and has played guitar as a session player. He is a true original in a sea of copycats.

Michelle Mangione

Michelle is a great drummer. Yes! She does that too! She is frequently seen playing guitar and "feet drums" at the same time, a skill she learned out of necessity. "I couldn't afford to pay a drummer, and needed the percussive edge in our acoustic shows, so I devised a pedal driven drum set that I could play with my feet", says Mangione.
A familiar face in the Los Angeles music scene, Mangione first polished her chops playing drums for such greats as saxophonist Buddy Collette and guitarist Robben Ford. An accomplished drummer by age 16, Mangione taught herself to play guitar, bass and piano while growing up in Los Angeles. She studied under legendary jazz teacher/drummer Kay Carlson before going on to graduate at a young age from Percussion Institute of Technology in Hollywood. She later taught at PIT and then hit the road.

Her signature blend of percussion-infused acoustic music has been featured on Radio, TV and in film. Michelle has co-written songs with artists including Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) and Exene Cervenka (X). "The Edge of Madness", which was her second collaboration with rock icon Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) was chosen as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "Top Singles". The single featured many artists who donated their performances for the cause. All of the proceeds were been donated to victims of the Gulf Coast disasters.
Mangione frequently uses her music in her activism for social justice. In addition to "The Edge of Madness", the artist has used her music to raise awareness and funding for many different projects including Writers for the Storm, Music to Vote By, God Save the World, MusicHugs and more.

Most of her recordings are created primarily by Mangione in her home studio – from writing to arrangements, & production. In addition to most of the acoustic and electric guitar work on the records, she plays drums, piano and percussion. ”Financial constraints” translates to “get as creative as you can with what you have”
Michelle Mangione’s music is available on her website and on iTunes, as well as other outlets that she probably doesn't know about, so please buy from this official site if you choose to purchase downloads:)

Shaun Cromwell

A singer/writer of eclectic roots-inspired songs, Shaun Cromwell uses his guitar, banjo, and voice to weave tales of intrigue and epics of sorrow. Drawing heavily from the pantheon of American roots traditions, he infuses the music with contemporary influences such as Bill Frisell, Lowell George & Tom Waits.

He was chosen as a finalist at the 2009 Mountain Stage contest, among other competitions, and was a mainstage performer at the Tucson Folk Festival. In addition, he was selected for an official showcase in both 2008 and 2009 at the Folk Alliance conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

Folk-Worn Prose is Shaun’s second release. Unlike his first record, it’s not a concept album, but rather a collection of twelve original tracks (ten songs, two instrumentals) that he felt represented his best work over a two year period.

“At the 2008 Folk Alliance Region West Conference, I overheard someone say… “Who needs three guitarists when you’ve got Shaun Cromwell”. And oh that voice! Metaphorically speaking… if there is an original first seed from which Roots Music blossomed, it currently resides in the heart, mind, soul, fingers and voice of the rhythmically intuitive world of Shaun Cromwell. To watch and hear him play is to view a Medium absorbed in the trance of conjuring the melodic essence of Mississipi John Hurt, Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal to name a few. Cromwell delivers music with the Titan passion Prometheus reserved for fire!” – Henry Hallett: Host of ‘Simple Folk’, KXCI 91.3 FM, Tuscon, AZ

“Shaun Cromwell has the unmistakable sound of someone who has put in the time and the heart, someone who has truly got inside the music.” – Peter Mulvey: Singer-Songwriter

“Shaun Cromwell’s soul is based in the roots of the blues and the dawn of Americana. His masterful guitar playing demonstrates his ability and his original music confirms his devotion to the medium. I love this guy.” – Betsi Meissner (Amazing Grace): ‘Acoustic Alternative’ KXCI 91.3 FM, Tuscon, AZ.

Jodi Siegel Jodi Siegel was born in Chicago, IL. The Home of the Blues! She eventually relocated to California and began playing and singing in countless blues, R & B, pop and original music bands throughout Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles. Over the years Jodi has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected musicians including: Albert King, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, J.D. Souther, David Lindley, Fred Tacket and Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and countless others. Her songs have been recorded by Maria Muldaur (“So Many Rivers To Cross,”-cowritten with Daniel Moore and “If I Were You”-cowritten with Danny Timms) Marcia Ball (“So Many Rivers To Cross.”) and Teresa James ("Come Up and See Me Sometime"-cowritten with Danny Timms) During her career, Jodi has created a heady and dynamic stew of musical influences (blues, pop, R & B, soul and jazz) into a sound and a style that make her a triple threat; songwriting, singing and guitar playing. Jodi’s fine-tuned solo performances are likened to a “one-woman” band!! Her truly original style can fill a room with explosive slide guitar, jazzy vocals and a fun, easy going rapport with her audience. She can go from funky bluesy grooves to folk, to jazz and back again with ease. She’s an old soul with a fresh sound.
Her new CD, “Wild Hearts,” produced by Steve Postell (Immediate Family, David Crosby, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Iain Matthews), is filled with great songs, cool grooves, intimate, smart lyrics and some of the best of the best musicians in Los Angeles today including; Mike Finnigan (organ, piano), Hutch Hutchinson, Abe Laborial Sr., Alphonso Johnson (bass), Russ Kunkel, Michael Jerome Moore, John Ferraro, Arno Lucas (drums, percussion), Joe Sublett (Saxophone) and Maxayne Lewis and Clydene Jackson (background vocals). Each song has a soulful delivery with an undeniable down-home elegance.

Apr16

Jodi Siegel

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Uncorked Manhattan Beach, 302 Pier Ave, , Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

This is my first time here! Hermosa Beach right on Pier Ave.. It's everything we love about the beach! Plus there's wine...With more than 600 wines from all over the world, Uncorked is a retail shop that features award-winning wines as well as hard-to-find boutique selections. For our hops and barley fans, Uncorked offers craft beers, both domestic and imported!

THE TASTING BAR! Anytime we're open, there are always 8 wines on our tasting list for you to choose from to create your own unique wine-tasting experience. From Chardonnays to Cabernet Franc to Carignane, Bonarda, and beyond, there's something for every palate.

In addition, free corkage with local restaurants, unique wine accessories, custom gift baskets, gourmet cheese, olive oils, and special gourmet treats are just another few reasons to stop by one of our two locations in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach and find out why we are the Best Tasting Wine Shop(s) in the South Bay.

Apr15

PRIVATE EVENT

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PROJECT BARLEY PRO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE - James Lee Stanley, Amilia K Spicer, Steve Postell, Brad Colerick and 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 JAMES LEE STANLEY, AMILIA K SPICER, STEVE POSTELL, BRAD COLERICK AND YOURS TRULY JODI SIEGEL.... 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. NOW SERVING WINE!!!!!!!!!!! AS ALWAYS 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.. This show features a bunch of my favorite singer/songwriters/musicmakers!

JAMES LEE STANLEY James Lee Stanley is an American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and producer whose six-decade career spans numerous artistic mediums. He is the true renaissance man, born in Philadelphia, PA, and has been recording and performing since the age of fourteen, with 34 album releases and television and film credits to his name. JAMES LEE STANLEY has toured consistently since he returned from the USAF (as a Chinese linguist) and has performed up to three hundred dates a year since then, with such diverse acts as BONNIE RAITT, ROBIN WILLIAMS, NICOLETTE LARSON and many more.....STEVEN WRIGHT chose James Lee as his opening act for three years in a row; a testament to his professionalism and talent. It is only a long-lived singer-songwriter career that lets JAMES LEE STANLEY unite the unpredictable creative turns and the eclectic elements that make up his world. His remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each recorded with a finely crafted with guitar orchestrations that enhance the lyric. But a whole new dimension is added when James Lee performs live. These incredible songs, coupled with his outragously hilarious repartee, make for an evening of hilarity and tenderness and one of the most entertaining concerts on the circuit. He has been hailed as one of the few all time greats and undisputed geniuses among singer-songwriters. Fi Magazine listed his FREELANCE HUMAN BEING as one of the finest recordings of 1998 and one of the Top 200 Recordings of all time – FI Magazine March 1999. James is also a wonderful guitar player! A genius at using technology and looping effects to enhance his performance! He is undeniably one of a kind in a sea of copy cats!

AMILIA K SPICER Amilia K. Spicer is an L.A.-based singer-songwriter from Pennsylvania. She is a veteran of the Kerrville and Folk Alliance festivals, as well as the west-coast club circuit. She is both a critical darling and a successful recording/touring artist. Called “Fearless” by the San Antonio Express- News, Spicer drew attention the first time she played an LA club on a whim. Ears perked, and she was on her way-—to a rare Mainstage Kerrville Folk Festival debut, three Kennedy Center performances, song placements in several high-profile TV shows (Party of Five, Dawson’s Creek), and quirky indie films. But Spicer initially regarded music as something she could walk away from any time—until a potential record deal fell through. As she envisioned the future slipping from her grasp, she had a startling realization. “I finally figured out,” she says, “this is not what I do. This is who I am.’” With that faith came a new fierceness to her work. During the making of Wow and Flutter, her wanderlust meant there were detours, including producing tracks for other projects. Among these, lauded contributions to compilations tributing Neil Young (alongside Kristen Hersh, Tanya Donnelly), and Peter Case (with John Prine,,Hayes Carll). She also appeared on the Safety Harbor Kids Holiday Collection, (Billy Idol, Jackson Browne). A sought after harmony singer and arranger, Spicer’s featured on albums by John Gorka and the final Rounder release from the late Bill Morrissey. Contributors to Wow and Flutter include Stones/Dylan bassist Daryl Johnson, Wallflowers/Foo Fighters keyboardist Rami Jaffee, Bonnie Raitt/Taj Mahal keyboardist Mike Finnigan, pedal steel player Eric Heywood (Son Volt), guitarists Tony Gilkyson (X, Lone Justice), Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams). Spicer produced; multi-instrumentalist Steve McCormick co-produced and engineered.
Spicer enlisted Malcolm Burn to mix: “Malcolm has worked on so many of my favorite records of all time. I was honored he wanted to be involved.” Poetic too:, because enigmatic nature aside, Spicer has earned comparisons to Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Neko Case, Daniel Lanois.

STEVE POSTELL Steve Postell (immediate Family), is a seasoned touring and session player who has worked with David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, Michael McDonald, John Oates, Robben Ford, and many others. He recorded and mixed the final three performances of Ravi Shankar and has scored films including “Dying To Know” about Timothy Leary & Ram Dass and narrated by Robert Redford. He has released several solo records, including the critically acclaimed “Time Still Knockin’” on Immergent Records. Steve has written scores for film and television including ESPN’s Sportsweek featuring Greg Gumble, and producer Lawrence Kasdan’s "Jumpin' At The Boneyard," a 20th century Fox production starring Tim Roth and Samuel Jackson. Steve wrote and produced Jingles for Right Sound Music in New York City for clients including Pontiac, AT&T, Dupont and many others. He has performed live on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show with Katie Couric, The Regis and Kelly and The Regis and Kathie Lee shows. Steve is also a very busy producer as well as an engineer, with mastering and mixing experience. He has worked on numerous recordings including Dan Navarro, Robben Ford, The Immediate Family, James Taylor/Carol King, Eric Anderson, Kristen Chenowith, Tom Freund, Jodi Siegel and many others...

BRAD COLERICK Brad has been the organizer guru of The Wine and Song in Pasadena for many years. A tireless promoter of others, he is also a fine singer/songwriter and human! Here is his bio in his own words: As a producer, composer and music supervisor for commercials I've earned an Emmy Award, a London International Advertising Award, and other accolades. I've had the good fortune of singing on enough commercials over my career to become a vested SAG-AFTRA Union member. My client list reads like a Fortune 500 index fund. I have a guitar signed by Johnny Cash from our work together for Sears. And once, on a magical day working on another Sears project with BB King in Amsterdam, BB insisted I hold Lucille. She was heavy. More on that side of my life at my company website: deepmix.com In 2009 I started the weekly Wine & Song concert series to present the music I love to the community I love. The venue was a wine bar where I signed on to do eight Wednesday night shows. A few venues and over 500 shows later, the Wine & Song series lives on, currently in podcast form, and has become known to artists far and wide for the enthusiastic audiences that lean in to every word. In 2015, I found a nearly abandoned room at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course which, with the help of a few patrons, was converted to an intimate club now called the Blue Guitar room. The following year I added a weekly Thursday night Jazz at the Blue Guitar show. More on the Blue Guitar at blueguitar.club For ten years I have been Music Director of the annual South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival. I've had the pleasure of presenting Ozomatil, Gin Blossoms, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Young Dubliners, Dave Alvin, Chis Hillman, Eliza Gilkyson and hundreds of other acts. The Eclectic is a free event to the public put on by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. With numerous CD's to his credit, his new CD Hope Street, is charting on Americana and folk lists!

JODI SIEGEL Jodi Siegel was born in Chicago, IL. The Home of the Blues! She eventually relocated to California and began playing and singing in countless blues, R & B, pop and original music bands throughout Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles. Over the years Jodi has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected musicians including: Albert King, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, J.D. Souther, David Lindley, Fred Tacket and Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and countless others. Her songs have been recorded by Maria Muldaur (“So Many Rivers To Cross,”-cowritten with Daniel Moore and “If I Were You”-cowritten with Danny Timms) Marcia Ball (“So Many Rivers To Cross.”) and Teresa James ("Come Up and See Me Sometime"-cowritten with Danny Timms) During her career, Jodi has created a heady and dynamic stew of musical influences (blues, pop, R & B, soul and jazz) into a sound and a style that make her a triple threat; songwriting, singing and guitar playing. Jodi’s fine-tuned solo performances are likened to a “one-woman” band!! Her truly original style can fill a room with explosive slide guitar, jazzy vocals and a fun, easy going rapport with her audience. She can go from funky bluesy grooves to folk, to jazz and back again with ease. She’s an old soul with a fresh sound.

Her new CD, “Wild Hearts,” produced by Steve Postell (Immediate Family, David Crosby, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Iain Matthews), is filled with great songs, cool grooves, intimate, smart lyrics and some of the best of the best musicians in Los Angeles today including; Mike Finnigan (organ, piano), Hutch Hutchinson, Abe Laborial Sr., Alphonso Johnson (bass), Russ Kunkel, Michael Jerome Moore, John Ferraro, Arno Lucas (drums, percussion), Joe Sublett (Saxophone) and Maxayne Lewis and Clydene Jackson (background vocals). Each song has a soulful delivery with an undeniable down-home elegance.