Eliza Gilkyson’s New Dawn

by Brett Leigh Dicks The Nocturne Diaries earns a Grammy nomination Eliza Gilkyson is no stranger to Santa Barbara. Having long been a Sings Like Hell favorite, she has also established herself as a regular guest more »

Eliza Gilkyson’s New Dawn
Eliza Gilkyson’s New Dawn
The Wailin’ Jennys: A Wailin’ Good Time

by Brett Leigh Dicks The Wailin’ Jennys and their recorded greatness Waylon Jennings’s musical influence has been nothing short of profound. But perhaps the most unique salutation of the country outlaw has come from a trio more »

The Wailin’ Jennys: A Wailin’ Good Time
The Wailin’ Jennys: A Wailin’ Good Time
Mickey Raphael: Family Man

by Brett Leigh Dicks For Mickey Raphael, music is all in the family Around the time Willie Nelson moved to Austin in the 1970s and got his second music wind where he started brandishing his own more »

Mickey Raphael: Family Man
Mickey Raphael: Family Man
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

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 »

The Rhythmic Arts Project is thrilled to present their Winter Concert and Silent Auction on the afternoon of February 6th featuring Bill Champlin (of Chicago fame) Tamara Champlin, Brenda Russell, Táta Vega, Carl Graves and the more »

The Cambridge Drive Concert Series will showcase Matt Bednarsky with special guests Susan Marie Reeves and Sierra Reeves on February 6th. Connecticut-born, New York City-carved, and Nashville-based, singer/songwriter Matt Bednarsky’s unique music blends pop/rock, folk, jazz, more »

On February 7th, the Santa Barbara Music Club will present a huge program that includes a very interesting world premiere. In addition to what are sure to be wonderful performances by pianists Betty Oberacker, Marian Drandell more »

Emerson String Quartet 2/7
The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of quartets with its list of monumental achievements: nine Grammy Awards, three Gramophone Awards, the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, more than 30 acclaimed recordings and collaborations with more »

The Santa Barbara Jazz Society presents jazz pianist/vocalist/composer Peter Clark on February 8th. Peter’s special guests will be Mike Costley and the Palm Springs All-Stars. Singer extraordinaire Mike Costley was born in New York City and more »

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