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 Saturday, September  23, 2017                                Tim Tedrow and The Wild Mountain Mystics                                      Donation: $15

Tim Tedrow has been performing and recording folk music for over 25 years and has recorded three CDs.  His first was with John Micheal Kaye and the other two with the late Terry Vreeland recorded with Trough Records. He and the Wild Mountain Mystics have been playing concerts together for 3 years. They are scheduled to play in August for the third year in a row at Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena .

Wild Mountain Mystics have been performing around Southern California since 2013 gathering fans and making new friends wherever they play. Their  music ranges from tender-hearted love songs to foot-stompin' folk blues while using acoustic guitar and mandolin. Their voices, gritty and smooth, blend in sweet harmonies in a way that can be reminiscent of traditional mountain music, while their lyrics often aspire toward poetry. Their performances fare like a party ...Appalachia meets Woodstock.

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017                                                                     John York                                                                     Donation: $15

April 21, 2018                                                                                            Billy Kemp                                                                             Donation: $15                                                      Donation: $15

 

James Hurley has spent most of his life with a guitar by his side.  He writes songs that have the sophistication of jazz, the immediacy of blues, and the imagery of film.  With a smooth passionate voice and tasteful guitar playing  intertwined with humor and honesty, his music tells of celebrations of life lived and stories of love won and lost.

Described by Folkworks magazine as "One of the Top Ten Live Acoustic Male Singer-Songwriters in L.A." James Hurley's eloquent guitar, smooth voice, and masterful writing combine in a jazzy, bluesey, pop-folk that has been called "Americana, on-the-rocks....with a twist". 

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John York  is a singer, composer, guitarist well known as a former member of the Byrds with Roger McGuinn, Clarence White and Gene Parsons. He also played with the SIr Douglas Quintet and The Mamas and The Papas touring band. John is currently touring with Barry McGuire. Continuing in the Byrds tradition, John York sings with a rich emotional voice and favors the 12 string guitar. His music is strongly rooted in America. The show is filled with familiar Byrds tunes for sing-along, fine original songs, and great interpretations of songs from the era and the best music this side of Bob Dylan and the Band.

January 20, 2018                                                                                       James Hurley                                                                 Donation: $15

Billy Kemp has been playing guitar for over forty five years and also plays the banjo, bass, harmonica, piano and anything else he can get a sound out of.  He hangs his hat in Nashville, Tennessee though doesn’t spend much time there since he is on the road averaging five or six tours annually taking him all over the United States, Canada and the British Isles.  Making things out of music is what he does best by creating a life cycle of songs which are first written, then recorded and finally shared with an audience when a whole new journey begins. Over the past 40 years, Billy has recorded five solo albums and written over two hundred songs. He has played at the Grand Ole Opry and played rock and roll on international rock tours.   He has worn the hat of producer, facilitator, teacher and  composer.   Other accomplishments include running a successful studio,  facilitating a music program at the Baltimore City Detention Center, teaching at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and composing music for Maryland Public Television.