Engelbert Comes Calling

By Brett Leigh Dicks There are not bigger names in contemporary music than Engelbert Humperdinck – both figuratively and literally.  Born Arnold George Dorsey in Madras, India, as a child with his family Dorsey moved to more »

Engelbert Comes Calling
Engelbert Comes Calling
Wesla Whitfield’s Home Coming

By Brett Leigh Dicks The youngest of three girls, Wesla Whitfield was born and raised in Santa Maria. It was there that she undertook her first formal music training, taking piano lessons at age seven, singing more »

Wesla Whitfield’s Home Coming
Wesla Whitfield’s Home Coming
Sarah McLachlan Shines On

by Brett Leigh Dicks Sarah McLachlan needs little introduction. The Canadian singer-songwriter has forged a career born as from her die hard dedication as it  was from the marriage of emotive ballads and her gorgeous mezzo-soprano more »

Sarah McLachlan Shines On
Sarah McLachlan Shines On
The Cowboy Junkies Quietly Turn Things Up

by Brett Leigh Dicks You never quite know what to expect from the Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band, Cowboy Junkies. We mean that in the best possible way. Few bands have the capacity to keep fans more »

The Cowboy Junkies Quietly Turn Things Up
The Cowboy Junkies Quietly Turn Things Up
Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants’ Down Home Return

by Brett Leigh Dicks Few Santa Barbara musicians have reached the heights that Chris Shiflett has. In 1999 he left the ranks of his former band, the Bay Area-based punk rock collective No Use for a more »

Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants’ Down Home Return
Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants’ Down Home Return
A Conversation with Branford Marsalis

by Brett Leigh Dicks Few cities in the world have as deep of a connection with jazz music as does have New Orleans. And just as renown as the city itself are some of the greats more »

A Conversation with Branford Marsalis
A Conversation with Branford Marsalis
Abigail Washburn’s Cultural Crusading

by Brett Leigh Dicks The last thing Abigail Washburn thought she would be doing for a living would be picking at a banjo. Born in Evanston, Illinois, Washburn spent her early schooling in Washington, D.C. before more »

Abigail Washburn’s Cultural Crusading
Abigail Washburn’s Cultural Crusading
The Haden Triplets – When Stars Align

by Brett Leigh Dicks The Hadens are another one of those families with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to musical wealth. Charlie Haden was born in Shenandoah, Iowa, and raised in a musical family, more »

The Haden Triplets – When Stars Align
The Haden Triplets – When Stars Align
Regina Carter’s Southern Comforts

by Brett Leigh Dicks Violinist Regina Carter has long been considered one of the foremost jazz violinists of her generation. It is accolade that is bestowed not just because of her immense instrumental prowess, but also more »

Regina Carter’s Southern Comforts
Regina Carter’s Southern Comforts
The Assad Brothers make music a family affair

by Brett Leigh Dicks Brazilian brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have been often been hailed as the greatest guitar duo of their time – something their multi Grammy Awards firmly a test to. The pair’s sister, more »

The Assad Brothers make music a family affair
The Assad Brothers make music a family affair

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We invite you to explore and celebrate the treasure trove of music that we have right here in Santa Barbara! Whether you’re looking for classical, jazz, R&B, blues, improvisational, pop, rock or world music, you’ll find more »

Season Preview 2014-2015
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Crosby, Stills and Nash 9/20
Crosby, Stills and Nash bring their timeless music and iconic harmonies back to the Santa Barbara on September 20th. Once again, CSN will be accompanied by its backing band featuring: Shane Fontayne (guitar), Steve DiStanislao (drums), Kevin McCormick (bass), James Raymond (keyboards), and Todd Caldwell (organ). More more »
Diana Ross 9/21
The legendary Diana Ross brings her In The Name Of Love Tour to the Santa Barbara Bowl on September 21st at 7 pm. Documented as the Most Successful Female Artist in the History of Music – with 70 hit singles in five decades, over 100 more »
Flamenco Arts Festival 9/27-9/28
The Flamenco Arts Festival returns to the Granada on September 27th with prominent Spanish artist Manuel Liñán and the U.S. premiere of his production Nómada. Labeled a genius by his peers, Liñán will take to the more »
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Atash 9/29

Atash 9/29
Join the UCSB MultiCultural Center for our Annual Kickoff party on September 29th with Atash at 7:30! Voted Austin’s best world music band for the past six years, Atash (“fire” in Farsi), combines master musicians from more »
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