Songwriters At Play!

 
 

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Spotlight on Soulful Singer Astra Kelly - 1:00-4:00pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

San Diego's Astra Kelly draws her original music style from her soulful Chicago roots fused with indie folk and Americana. She’s toured the country extensively, performs well over two hundred shows a year and has released eight records on her own label. Her performances are passionate, full of energy and a powerful expression of her art and sound. Learn more at http://astrakelly.com

 

Special guests include Josephine Johnson, Asa Ey, John Sandoval, Shawn Ellis, Dan Grant, and Steve Dukeheart.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

New York's Magana Will Wrench Your Heart - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

MaganaMagana is the alter ego of California native Jeni Magana. Though her banter is sunny, her writing will wrench your heart with its head on confrontation of life, loss, and conflicts. Magana recently issued her debut EP Golden Tongue on South London/NYC’s Audio Antihero Records: a brief but breathless collection of brittle and erratic guitar pop. These beautifully weary songs found acclaim and support all across the blogosphere and independent music press and radio. Sample her songs at https://maganarama.bandcamp.com/

 

Special guests include Craig Louis Dingman, Rob Kimball, Kate Gaffney, Shawn Ellis, and Josephine Johnson.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

7Sisters Brewing Co.
Local rocker Charles Motley Headlines - 6:30-9:00pm
181 Tank Farm Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States
8058687133 [map]
Price: Free!

Charles MotleyRemember the Clubhouse at This Old House? That was our Tuesday showcase for a couple of years, and Charles Motley brought his band called CAMP to play there several times. After a long hiatus, Charles dusted off his guitar and returned to our showcase lineups last year. Now he's ready to take on a featured set, filling a 45-minute set with his alt.rock acoustic pop originals. Charles is such a team player, he's planning to share the stage with many of his fellow showcasers. It will be a celebration of local music. Some of his originals are posted at https://www.reverbnation.com/CharlesMotleyMusic

 

Special guests include Megan Steinke, Bob & Wendy, Shining in the Dark, Melody Guy, and Shawn Ellis.

 

Showcase runs 6:30-9:00 at 7Sisters Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Rd. (at Long St., just north of Higuera), San Luis Obispo, (805) 868-7133. All ages OK. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. Craft beers, wine and food available too.

In Concert! Alice Wallace Plays Morro Bay - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

Alice WallaceTickets on sale now -- buy your tickets in advance and we will reserve seats for you! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3427903

 

With a style strongly influenced by Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris, Alice Wallaces impeccable vocals and melodic, literate song-crafting skills bring a fresh touch to authentic Americana music. One critic says she has "the grittiness of Lucinda Williams and the sweetness of Linda Ronstadt." Her original music mixes elements of country, folk and blues into songs about love, loss and life on the road (and she yodels!). http://www.alicewallacemusic.com/

 

"It doesn't take long after Alice Wallace takes the stage to realize we are hearing an exciting new talent to the world of roots music. As she gently and humorously tells her stories of the road and touring over the last three years and the songs that tie-in, it is clear she carries a presence and charisma that is inviting and charming. Its the kind of stuff stars are made of in her vocal skill and her engaging rapport with the audience." -- No Depression magazine

 

The concerts begins at 6:30pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. 21 & Over Only. Tapas, sandwiches and snacks served, but you're welcome to bring your own food too.

Featuring Harmony duo Emma Gies and Micah Huang - 1:00-4:00pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Emma Geis and Micah HuangEmma Gies and Micah Huang craft original, vocal-harmony driven songs from the heart. After meeting at Pitzer College in 2011 (through Emma's violin teacher- Micah's mom!), the two started playing together and haven't looked back. They've played extensively on the West Coast and in Budapest, Hungary, where they lived for a year studying Gypsy/Roma music on a Fulbright grant. Musical influences from their travels blend with American roots music into a sound they uniquely describe as 'art-folk.' The two are currently completing masters degrees in Boston at The New England Conservatory and Tufts University respectively. Through their music, Emma and Micah aim to create moments of connection, both big and small. https://www.emmaclairemusic.com/

 

Special guests include Boyan the Bard, and Melody Guy.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Encore! Chris Ayer Returns to Morro Bay - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Chris AyerChris Ayer is a dynamic performer whose style is acoustic-pop influenced by the likes Paul Simon and Ed Sheeran. He studied philosophy and music at Stanford University, and has become an internationally-touring recording artist. His song, "On the Blvd." has racked up more than a million streams on Spotify. http://www.chrisayermusic.com

 

Special guests include Will Breman, Shining in the Dark, and John Sandoval.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

7Sisters Brewing Co.
Tribute to Johnny Cash - 6:30-9:00pm
181 Tank Farm Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States
8058687133 [map]
Price: Free!

Johnny CashWe pay tribute to the Man in Black, with a whole evening of his songs, including Folsom Prison Blues, Sunday Morning Coming Down, Hurt, I Still Miss Someone, I Walk the Line, and many more. Performers include Bonneville Phantoms, Aaron Porter, Paula Richardson, Max MacLaury, Nick Brittan, Charles Motley, Rob Kimball, Dan Daniel, Ben Davis, Eliza Sings, Will Breman, John Zamora & Steve Saiz.

 

Show runs 6:30-9:00 at 7Sisters Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Rd. (at Long St., just north of Higuera), San Luis Obispo, (805) 868-7133. All ages OK, no cover charge. Craft beers, wine and food available too.

In Concert! Nashville's Crimson Calamity - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: 10.00

Crimson CalamityCrimson Calamity is a fiery twosome, on tour from Music City with their new EP "Gypsy Heart." This sophomore record showcases the evolution of the pair’s artistry that is seasoned and re-energized. The music of Crimson Calamity is a merger of sultry rock and traditional country. Song-sirens Lauren Harding and Mallory Trunnell take inspiration from artists like Brandi Carlile, The Civil Wars and Grace Potter. They were veterans of intricate song-crafting and the bright lights of the stage on their own, but together, they discovered a shared talent for firecracker lyrics and glistening harmonies that became irresistible. The ladies penned a tune while participating in a songwriting challenge that sparked the notion to forge a Badass, Harmony-Laced, Roots/Rock driven, Outlaw Americana Lady Duo. https://www.crimsoncalamitymusic.com

 

Buy your tickets in advance and we will reserve your seats! https://my805tix.com/events/in-concert-nashvilles-crimson-calamity

 

Show begins at 6:30pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. $10 cover. 21 & Over Only.

Featuring Brazilian-American duo, Complicated Animals - 1:00-4:00pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Complicated AnimalsComplicated Animals are Monica da Silva and Chad Alger, who have been collaborating in both music and in life, since they met in 2007. Neither one can seem to remember which came first, the songs or the relationship. The Brazilian American duo has combined their lives and styles to form their self-coined Indie Nova genre, which blends Indie Pop, and Brazilian Bossa Nova, into something new and fresh. Written and recorded in a cabin in the woods in Michigan, their debut EP “In This Game” received rave reviews from blogs and journalists, and was called “a 6 song masterpiece” and the “beginning of a new sound” by PopMatters. Complicated Animals have shared stages with the likes of Gaelynn Lea,The Oh Hellos, Buena Vista Social Club, Arlo Guthrie, The Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlisle, and Emmylou Harris. For more information visit www.complicatedanimals.com

 

Special guests include Rebecca & Gary Parks, Jaime Michaels, Shining in the Dark, and The Great Smoking Mirror.


Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Featuring Award-Winning Local Writer Loren Radis - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Loren RadisLoren Radis is a Central Coast native who has loved writing and performing music since he first heard the Beatles at age 10. His blend of acoustic/rock music has been compared to artists like Simon & Garfunkel, Iron & Wine, and Damien Rice. In 2009 his song “If You’ll Be Mine” was one of the winners at the inaugural New Times Music Awards. He was also winner of Best Song in our contest at the Wine Seller. "He’s a gifted and engaging songwriter," says Glen Starkey of the SLO New Times. http://lorenradis.com

 

Special guests include The Great Smoking Mirror, Craig Louis Dingman, Ginger Cowgirl duo, and Jaime Michaels.


Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

Tribute to Jackson Browne - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: 10.00

Jackson BrowneJoin us and sing along to the folk-rock classic songs by Jackson Browne: The Pretender, Take It Easy, These Days, Rock Me On the Water, Running on Empty, Doctor My Eyes, and so many others. The all-star lineup includes Jaime Michaels, Holly Ann Lewis, Rob Kimball, Ken McMeans, Dennis Russell, Jim Conroy, Donna Phillips, Archie Logsdon, Steve Key, and more. Show begins at 6:30pm. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. $10 cover charge. 21 & Over Only.

Buy your tickets in advance and we will reserve your seats! https://my805tix.com/events/songwriters-at-play-tribute-to-jackson-browne

L.A.'s Luis Oliart back on the road to SLO - 6:30-9:00pm
181 Tank Farm Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 868-7133 [map]
Price: Free!

Luis OliartL.A.-based soulful rock and blues musician Luis Oliart returns to our showcase with a new CD, Love Remains the Same. His sound is rooted in blues tradition, with a little Spanish flavor thrown in as a nod to his Southern California upbringing. Luis has toured the world and played many of our events as well. He often brings several guitars, to demonstrate many styles, from flamenco to classical and bottleneck slide. Preview his music at https://www.reverbnation.com/luisoliart

 

Special guests include Tim Jackson, David Orr, Kevin Graybill, Eric Leach.

 

Showcase runs 6:30-9:00 at 7Sisters Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Rd. (at Long St., just north of Higuera), San Luis Obispo, (805) 868-7133. All ages OK, no cover charge. Craft beers, wine and food available too.

Featuring L.A. Pro Writer Warren Sellers - 1:00-4:00pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Warren Sellers CD"West Coast Southern Boy" is the title of an album by Warren Sellers, L.A.-based pro songwriter, who is currently on the staff of Songscape Music in Nashville. He's been covered by more than 40 country, pop and rock recording artists, and placed his songs in films and TV. Sellers grew up on the music of the 60's and 70's, with the Eagles, Jackson Browne, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young and Carole King among his favorites. He's played many of our events, charming audiences with his storytelling and humor. Preview his songs at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/warrensellers

 

Special guests include Michael Venia of Carbon City Lights, Sam Burns, and Eric Leach.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Music Row Writer Warren Sellers Headlines - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Warren Sellers"West Coast Southern Boy" is the title of an album by Warren Sellers, L.A.-based pro songwriter, who is currently on the staff of Songscape Music in Nashville. He's been covered by more than 40 country, pop and rock recording artists, and placed his songs in films and TV. Sellers grew up on the music of the 60's and 70's, with the Eagles, Jackson Browne, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young and Carole King among his favorites. He's played many of our events, charming audiences with his storytelling and humor. Preview his songs at https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/warrensellers

 

Special guests include David Orr, Sam Burns, Laryssa Birdseye, Lauren Napier, Eric Leach.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

Steve Dukeheart Plays Deeply Personal Music - 6:30-9:00pm
181 Tank Farm Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 868-7133 [map]
Price: Free!

Steve DukeheartHe was once a professional Sound Man. That changed in 2011 when Steve Dukeheart retired his Maglite, and set about making music. His original music has been compared with the work of craftsmen like John Sebastian, Gerry Rafferty, and Marshall Crenshaw. His solo performances are called "intimate, deeply personal, raw, and bare-bones." Here's a link to recent live acoustic performance, https://youtu.be/vHe3O6X32BY

 

Special guests include Max MacLaury, Sam Burns, Craig Louis Dingman, Lauren Napier, and Cliff Stepp.

 

Showcase runs 6:30-9:00 at 7Sisters Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Rd. (at Long St., just north of Higuera), San Luis Obispo, (805) 868-7133. All ages OK, no cover charge. Craft beers, wine and food available too.

Spotlight on Soulful Singer Kris Simeon - 1:00-4:00pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Kris SimeonKris Simeon is a singer-songwriter hailing from Ventura County, with a folk-jazz-soul sound influenced by James Taylor, The Beatles, Jazon Mraz, and Jack Johnson. Kris is on a mission to sing songs throughout the world, armed with guitar, harmonica, tambourine and sometimes even a ukulele.. He's found an audience at Sculpterra, where he's played twice before, and now steps up to headline. http://www.krissimeon.com/

 

Special guests include Will Breman.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Featuring folk-pop artist Kenny Taylor - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Kenny TaylorKenny Taylor was born in the heart of Minnesota but grew his sound out of California. He was raised in the theatre from a young age, and moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to further pursue music and acting. Kenny grew up on the '90s pop sounds of artists like Dave Matthews, and his infectious original music has a similar groove. His style ranges from relaxing, soulful and heartfelt to a upbeat danceable pop hits. Taylor can be seen all over the Central Coast. https://kennytaylormusic.com

 

Special guests include the duo called Ragged Company.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

Meet the Man called Urban Desert Cabaret - 1:00-4:00pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Urban Desert CabaretUrban Desert Cabaret is the musical project of Joe City Garcia. From his youth in Northern New Mexico, and throughout a stretch of time in L.A. and the California desert, Joe has been playing everything from Tex-Mex folk to garage-psychedelia to punk rock. "The New Mexico native may have taken his time over many miles to find his true voice, but the early influences of the 70’s punk era, along with The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Bob Dylan are all part of Garcia’s incredible ability to write outside, inside, under and all around the proverbial 'box.'"--Coachella Valley Weekly. http://urbandesertcabaret.com

 

Special guests include Shawn Ellis.

 

Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Urban Desert Cabaret Plays Morro Bay - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Urban Desert CabaretUrban Desert Cabaret is the musical project of Joe City Garcia. From his youth in Northern New Mexico, and throughout a stretch of time in L.A. and the California desert, Joe has been playing everything from Tex-Mex folk to garage-psychedelia to punk rock. "The New Mexico native may have taken his time over many miles to find his true voice, but the early influences of the 70’s punk era, along with The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Bob Dylan are all part of Garcia’s incredible ability to write outside, inside, under and all around the proverbial 'box.'"--Coachella Valley Weekly. http://urbandesertcabaret.com

 

Special guests include Shawn Ellis, and Craig Louis Dingman.

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.

In Concert! The Cinders Blues Band - 6:30-9:00pm
181 Tank Farm Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 868-7133 [map]
Price: $10

The CindersCome enjoy a rare concert by the Central Coast's preeminent blues band. The Cinders Blues Band is a real blues band that you can dance to. The music has depth, the sound is authentic to the band, the Cinders play for the love of the music. Sample their sound at https://youtu.be/W0U-gSO8DKg

 

Brett Hoover is the featured vocalist with a voice that lives up the the inherent power of the music he sings. Backed by Dorian Michael (guitar), Ken Hustad (bass) and Dean Giles (drums). They play often at D'Anbino's in Paso Robles, and opened for the Kenny Neal Band last September for the San Luis Obispo Blues Society.

 

Show begins at 6:30 at 7Sisters Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Rd. (at Long St., just north of Higuera), San Luis Obispo, (805) 868-7133. All ages OK. Tickets available in advance at
https://my805tix.com/events/in-concert-the-cinders-blues-band

In Concert! The Salty Suites in Morro Bay - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

The Salty SuitesThe Salty Suites are a high-energy pop-bluegrass trio that will leave you smiling and wanting more. Scott Gates is on mandolin, Chelsea Williams on guitar, and Chuck Hailes on bass. All three sing, blending strong leads and harmonies on a diverse set of material, much of it original and all of it crafted in the Suites’ unique style. http://thesaltysuites.com/

 

Buy tickets in advance and we'll reserve seats for you. https://my805tix.com/events/in-concert-the-salty-suites-in-morro-bay

Songwriters At Play Tribute to Leon Russell - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

Leon RussellWe celebrate the songs of Leon Russell, renowned multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who collaborated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones and Elton John over the course of 50 years in the music industry. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is best known for writing "This Masquerade", "A Song for You", "Superstar", and "Tight Rope". Performing those songs and many more Leon Russell classics: Brett Hoover & Dorian Michael of The Cinders, Brent Dannells of the Dr. Danger Band, Nashville's Sally & George, L.A.'s Jeanne Newhall, Will Breman, Donna Phillips, BanjerDan, Dennis Russell & Laura Hemenway, Steve Key, and more TBA.

 

Buy tickets in advance and we'll reserve seats for you.
https://my805tix.com/events/tribute-to-leon-russell

 

Show begins at 6:30pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. $10 general admission. 21 & Over Only. Panini and tapas available, but OK to bring your own dinner.

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