Thursday nights are Open Stage Night from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. $3 admission. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Order of play determined by order of arrival. One song per rotation. Come to play or to listen! Open Stage Info
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Friday June 24 ~ Miguel Perez ~ Ben Anderson ~
8:00 pm, Miguel Perez Jr. plays Latin and American Roots music and more...think the Mexican Buddy Holly...and more!
9:20 pm, Ben Anderson
Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Saturday June 25 ~ Workshop - Songwriting: Freeing Your Mind ~
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Steve Noonan has been writing songs for more than fifty years. In Steve's own words: "Between 1964 and 2006 I had written maybe 20 songs. I feel quite good about some of the older tunes. but it was slow - it was Work - and it took 22 years! However In 2007 - when I started thinking different - I exploded with song after song. Since then I have written around 60 songs. In this workshop I will share how I got to where I am now.
"The 1st session is about FREEING the writer of things that have kept him/her from writing - it's not so much about the "forms" or "rules" of songwriting; after all, some of the best songs in the world were created outside the rules. However! As anybody who's ever studied anything (Musician, Scientist, Mathematician, Home builder) will tell you - ya gotta know the Rules before you can Break Them. Or, at least know something about them! And, we can learn the rules as we go.
"First we gotta FREE Ourselves - so we Can WRITE ! About Anything - Anytime - without Judgement - for me - that was the hard part. We need to be able to let In the ideas we aren't aware of. Not by thinking - but by opening to and experiencing what's around you. Getting Outside yer Mind.
If you wanna think of it like listening to your Spirit Guides - OK - that's fine. Let them talk to you, form sentences, take you somewhere new - that you might now have Thought of yourself.
You get to that place - write down whatever comes - without Judgement - and see what happens. I'll show you the steps.
"Bring paper - Notebook - Pencils - Pens (whatever rocks yer boat) for New Work. If you also wanna get some feedback on something you're currently working on - make a Note of that when you register, Arrive early, and we can work on that one on one - time providing.
"The workshop on July 9 is Session 2: If there are 'newcomers' who missed the first session, we will cover the same ground as the first session. For those who attend both workshops, during this session we will work on perhaps adding to or finishing what was written in the first session, or eve starting a new song. For some It'll be fixing some issues - perhaps going in a different direction - and finally - perhaps presenting the completed work in the end. There will be one-on-one time as well as collaborative connection. You as a participant will help guide the workshops to cover specific areas or issues that will be helpful to you. In so doing, others will learn as well.
"No Matter What - you should be able to walk away from the experience with a New Set Of Ideas and Practices to write from.
This procedure WOKE ME UP - and it's quite possible that it could do the same for you ! "
Doors open at 12:30 pm.
Admission is $25 for each session. Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets, and walk ins are welcome.
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Saturday June 25 ~ Steve Noonan and Doug Haywood ~
8:00 pm, Steve Noonan and Doug Haywood share the night and bring some of the best music EVER along with.
Steve has been writing and performing socially conscious music since 1966, and continues to track and create music around the things that matter. His music is naked, intimate, close, acoustic and beautiful. It will grab you by the heart and stay with you long after he has finished playing. Coming of age during the great singer/songwriter era of the 1960s, his romantic ballad, Buy for me the Rain, became a hit for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Steve was dubbed one of the Orange County Three, along with Tim Buckley and Jackson Browne. He has played with the likes of Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Tim Buckley, Jackson Browne, Ramblin Jack Elliot, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many others. Steve continues to bring his socially conscious Americana to audiences around the world.
A recent quote...
"I've known Steve Noonan pretty much all my life - he's One of the two most influential people Musically - in my life. What I learned about Writing and Performing - I first learned from him." Jackson Browne 2014.
Doug Haywood is a singer-songwriter whose songs have been recorded by such artists as Bobbie Gentry, The Dillards, David Lindley, Jennifer Warnes, Mason Williams, John Hartford, Jerry Reed, and Juice Newton. Doug has sung and/or played instruments in the studio and/or on stage with Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Graham Nash and Warren Zevon.
For 20 years Doug Haywood was a part of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame sound of Jackson Browne. In 2014 they reunited in the studio where Doug sang harmony on an epic track for Jackson's new album, Standing In The Breach. He continues to spend his time creating and performing his own work, as well as choice selections from other artists, while now making his home in Phoenix.
Advance tickets are $12. Admission will be $15 at the door the day of the show. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2561111
Doors open at 7:15 pm.