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
John Oates: On Duality

by Brett Leigh Dicks Not only are Daryl Hall & John Oates the biggest selling musical duo in the history of contemporary music, the recent Hall of Fame inductees are still good friends. Which is no more »

John Oates: On Duality
John Oates: On Duality
Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs from the Movie

by Brett Leigh Dicks Mary Chapin Carpenter has carved a musical career of symphonic proportions. Since releasing her first album, Hometown Girl, in 1987, the inflicting singer-songwriter has released a further 12 studio albums, won five more »

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs from the Movie
Mary Chapin Carpenter: Songs from the Movie
Going Mad for Sean Rowe

 by Brett Leigh Dicks Across his three previous solo albums, it hasn’t only been Sean Rowe’s deep, soulful voice that has commanded attention, his poignantly poetic lyrical subjection has also drawn in more and more devotees more »

Going Mad for Sean Rowe
Going Mad for Sean Rowe
Devon Sproule Shows Her True Colors

by Brett Leigh Dicks For anyone who has ever spent an evening in the company of Devon Sproule’s vintage guitar, heartfelt songs, and unyielding charm, knows the depth to which her musical prowess reaches. Across 15 more »

Devon Sproule Shows Her True Colors
Devon Sproule Shows Her True Colors
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

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 »

Sons of Bill, Emy Reynolds, and David Wax Museum 11/15
Sings Like Hell has a triple-header on November 15th with Sons of Bill, Emy Reynolds, and David Wax Museum. What do you know, three of these guys are the Sons of Bill…Wilson, that is. Long declared more »

On November 19th, the UCSB Department of Music/CREATE presents Autumn Waveforms, featuring the distinguished performer-composer David Rosenboom, Dean of the School of Music at Cal Arts, performing a recent work for instruments and electronics. Also featured more »

  Imagining the Universe from Music, Spirituality and Tradition: On Friday, November 21st, at Stanford University, the venerable Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche, one of the most influential Tibetan Buddhist scholar and director of the Larung Gar Five more »

The Santa Barbara Music Club November 22nd program begins with presentations by two talented SBMC scholarship awardees: Grace Sedgwick and Joanna Lynn-Jacobs. With pianist Renee Hamaty, clarinetist Sedgwick will perform the spritely “Allegro” from Wolfgang Amadeus more »

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The Everys

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.  more »

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