Music Academy of the West’s 67th Season

The Music Academy of the West will inaugurate an unprecedented partnership with the world-renowned New York Philharmonic and present a new production of Georges Bizet’s popular opera Carmen in honor of Marilyn Horne’s 80th birthday as…Read more

Music Academy of the West’s 67th Season
Music Academy of the West’s 67th Season
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…Read 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…Read 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…Read 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…Read 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…Read 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,…Read 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…Read 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,…Read more

The Assad Brothers make music a family affair
The Assad Brothers make music a family affair
Danny Schmidt – Austin’s rising son

by Brett Leigh Dicks Austin, Texas is often hailed as America’s new music capitol. So when the opportunity arises to speak with a musician who was actually born and raised there, you grab it will open…Read more

Danny Schmidt – Austin’s rising son
Danny Schmidt – Austin’s rising son

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…Read more

Santa Barbara is fortunate to have some of the hardest working musicians on the scene today! The following musicians are some of the folks who are out every week filling our lives with those sweet sounds. …Read more

4th of July Valley Jamboree! 7/4
Celebrate America’s 239th birthday at a free July 4th concert featuring the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale and The Jamboree Band on Friday, July 4. The music will start at 2 p.m. in the Veteran’s Memorial...Read more
Ringo Starr 7/12
Ringo Starr & his All Starr Band will perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl on July 12th. The Band will feature Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Greg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, & Greg Bissonette. On January 20, 2014...Read more
French Festival 7/12 and 7/13
The Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park July 12th and 13th to celebrate Bastille Day and all the things that make the French cultural history so rich.  Great food, wine, mimosas, crepes, delicious pastries,...Read more
The Sally Cats Play the Marquee 7/24
The Sally Cats are back in action on Thursday, July 24th, 8 pm at the Marquee, 1212 State Street in Santa Barbara.  The Sally Cats (Sally Barr, vocals, Jon Nathan, drums, and Brad Rabuchin, guitar) are...Read more
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