Sheila E Marches to the Beat of her Own Drum

by Brett Leigh Dicks There is no questioning the fact that Sheila E is an icon in and of herself. A Grammy Award-nominated drummer, percussionist, songwriter, and singer, her credits read like a Who’s Who of more »

Sheila E Marches to the Beat of her Own Drum
Sheila E Marches to the Beat of her Own Drum
Janis Ian – Speaking from the Heart

by Brett Leigh Dicks Janis Ian is no stranger to Santa Barbara or its surrounds. One of Tales from the Tavern’s favorite alumni, her local history stretches far beyond her recent association with the Santa Ynez-based more »

Janis Ian – Speaking from the Heart
Janis Ian – Speaking from the Heart
Jennifer Koh – Building Bridges with Beethoven

by Brett Leigh Dicks Jennifer Koh is no stranger to cultural exploration. Born in Chicago to Korean parents, Koh took up the violin as a child and has since gone on to amass an impressive repertoire more »

Jennifer Koh – Building Bridges with Beethoven
Jennifer Koh – Building Bridges with Beethoven
David Olney Seals the Deal

by Brett Leigh Dicks To find the true worth of a songwriter, it’s not just the songs they’ve written and the artists that have embraced them that points the way, it’s how their work resonates among more »

David Olney Seals the Deal
David Olney Seals the Deal
Chick Corea: Adventures in the Avant Garde

by Brett Leigh Dicks Chick Corea has crafted a career out of pushing musical boundaries. Keeping good musical company has been a big part of that and there is no better example than his pending return more »

Chick Corea: Adventures in the Avant Garde
Chick Corea: Adventures in the Avant Garde
Gil Shaham’s solo journey through the world of Bach

by Brett Leigh Dicks Gil Shaham’s musical evolution has played out like a perfectly orchestrated symphony, despite the fact he initially took to the violin in rebellion. Born in Illinois while his parents were working in more »

Gil Shaham’s solo journey through the world of Bach
Gil Shaham’s solo journey through the world of Bach
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!

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 »

Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio 4/17
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio (Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin, Yefim Bronfman, piano, and Lynn Harrell, cello) on April 17th at the Granada. This exceptional encounter between three of the world’s most highly regarded classical more »
Will the Circle Be Unbroken 4/17
Lobero LIVE presents Will The Circle Be Unbroken – The Stories & Songs, as told by John McEuen & John Carter Cash & Friends on April 17th. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded “Will The Circle more »

The Santa Barbara Music Club’s April 18th program begins with the Westmont Chamber Singers, Dr. M. Grey Brothers, Director, performing works by Hans Leo Hassler, Cecilia McDowall, Cirpiano de Rore, and harmonically subtle and sensuous version more »

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett 4/18
An Acoustic Evening with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett (Little Feat), with special guests: Rodney Cravens, Justin Fox, George Pendergast (Dishwalla,) Albert Lee, Van Dyke Parks, and Inara George will take place on April 18th at more »
Ian Bostridge and Wenwen Du 4/23
CAMA presents English tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Wenwen Du on April 23rd at the Lobero. Mr. Bostridge is an artist of major prominence in the world of classical music. His insight into the intimate relationship more »
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