Bill Frisell: Guitar in the Space Age!

Listening to Bill Frisell play guitar is a very different musical experiences. While there are a plethora of guitarists who can wield an instrument with both authority and purpose, few have the orchestral command of a more »

Bill Frisell: Guitar in the Space Age!
Bill Frisell: Guitar in the Space Age!
Bill Champlin’s Musical Spectrum

Formed in the late 1960s The Sons of Champlin brought a soulful sound to the Bay Area’s music scene. Built around Bill Champlin’s songwriting talents and soulful singing and Terry Haggerty’s jazz based guitar, the band more »

Bill Champlin’s Musical Spectrum
Bill Champlin’s Musical Spectrum
A Rainy Day Parade – Brett Leigh Dicks speaks with Gary Louris about the Return of The Jayhawks

When The Jayhawks burst onto the Minneapolis music scene almost thirty years ago, the Minnesotan roots-rock collective where a breath of fresh air. In a music climate where alternative rock was rising out of the ashes more »

A Rainy Day Parade – Brett Leigh Dicks speaks with Gary Louris about the Return of The Jayhawks
A Rainy Day Parade – Brett Leigh Dicks speaks with Gary Louris about the Return of The Jayhawks
Heiichiro Ohyama’s Guiding Light

by Brett Leigh Dicks Since its inception, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has turned a straightforward mission into an impeccably executed tradition. Along with a charter to maintain a Santa Barbara-based chamber orchestra of the highest more »

Heiichiro Ohyama’s Guiding Light
Heiichiro Ohyama’s Guiding Light
Abiding Live: Jeff Bridges Releases a Live Album with Some of Santa Barbara’s Finest

by Brett Leigh Dicks While Jeff Bridges is someone who needs little introduction to the world in general, he needs even less of an introduction to Santa Barbara. A generous supporter of numerous local causes ranging more »

Abiding Live: Jeff Bridges Releases a Live Album with Some of Santa Barbara’s Finest
Abiding Live: Jeff Bridges Releases a Live Album with Some of Santa Barbara’s Finest
The Musical Evolution of Meiko

by Brett Leigh Dicks Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Meiko was just eighteen when she followed in her older sister’s footsteps and headed to California. Armed with her acoustic guitar, the burgeoning songstress performed at venues all across more »

The Musical Evolution of Meiko
The Musical Evolution of Meiko
Mariachi El Bronx

By Brett Leigh Dicks While Mariachi El Bronx might have first started as a musical diversion for members of Los Angeles-based hardcore punk band, the Bronx, the band’s unique take on folkloric Mexican music has since more »

Mariachi El Bronx
Mariachi El Bronx
Ben Jaffe Preserving a Rich Tradition

By Brett Leigh Dicks For over 50 years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been both preserving and celebrating and rich tradition of New Orleans jazz. As the popularity of traditional jazz significantly waned in New more »

Ben Jaffe Preserving a Rich Tradition
Ben Jaffe Preserving a Rich Tradition
Leo Kottke’s Definitive Journey

By Brett Leigh Dicks Life is all about defining moments and Leo Kottke’s remarkable career has had more than enough for everyone. One of the first came shortly before entering his teens when his parents gave more »

Leo Kottke’s Definitive Journey
Leo Kottke’s Definitive Journey
Ingrid Fliter

by Brett Leigh Dicks Born in Buenos Aires, Ingrid Fliter began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp. The burgeoning pianist made her first public appearance at age 11 and her concerto debut at the more »

Ingrid Fliter
Ingrid Fliter

Welcome!

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 »

Mariachi Flor de Toloache 1/9 – 1/11
¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! opens the new year with Mariachi Flor de Toloache, New York’s first and finest all-women mariachi ensemble, in free family performances and outreach to schools. An NPR Alt.Latino’s Best Music more »
Santa Barbara Music Club 1/10
The Santa Barbara Music Club’s January 10th concert, will feature two major masterpieces for violin and piano: the dramatic Sonata in A minor, Op. 23 of Ludwig van Beethoven and the ultra-romantic Sonata in A major more »
Ryanhood & Christina Apostopoulos 1/16
The Cambridge Drive Concert Series is excited to present Ryanhood with special guest, Christina Apostolopoulos for their first concert of 2015. The concert will take place on January 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The venue is more »

Lobero LIVE presents David Lindley on Friday, January 16th at 8 p.m. On record and in performance, David Lindley and Jackson Browne have a musical association reaching back almost 40 years. David’s legendary stringed-instrument virtuosity has more »

It is a surprise to many that Charlie Chaplin, the comic actor of extraordinary imagination, celebrated film director and co-founder of United Artists Studio, once won an Academy Award—for music composition! In his film “City Lights,” Chaplin more »

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