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Jim Conroy Takes a Solo Turn - 6:00-8:30pm
203 E Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-9099 [map]
Price: Free!

Jim ConroyHe's the cool in local trio Burnin' Bad & Cool. He also fronts The Rising Suns, a four-piece band dedicated to presenting classical songs from the golden age of rock n’ roll 1964-67. But tonight we're focused on Jim Conroy's original music. Jim recently celebrated 30 years on the Central Coast with the release of a retrospective album "Magical Door", a winner in the New Times Music Awards in 2018. https://jimconroy.com/

 

Special guests include Jake Murphy, the Sunfellow Band, Jennifer Martin, Donna Phillips, and Lauren Hatcher.

 

Showcase runs 6:00-8:30pm at Branch Street Deli, 203 E Branch St., Arroyo Grande. (805) 489-9099. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the show, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Stompin' and Swayin' with Aireene Espiritu - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Aireene EspirituAireene Espiritu's original songs are steeped in Latin and African rhythms, folk, bluegrass pickings and inspirations from gospel music. She calls it a mix of stompin', swayin', and timeless Americana. "Espiritu’s vocal range tells the story, eliciting the invincibility of a young Dolly Parton and blue-collar work ethic of Loretta Lynn." - Monterey County Weekly. https://www.aireeneespiritu.com/

 

Special guests include Casey Rodgers, Steve Kindel, and Alice Austin.

 

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.

On Tour! Mason Summit and Irene Greene - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Mason Summit and Irene GreeneMason Summit returns to our showcase, on tour with Irene Greene.

 

Born into a family of actors, musicians, & writers, 22-year-old Mason Summit has been making music for as long as he can remember. As a young child, he cut his teeth performing Johnny Cash covers at local coffee shops, accompanied by his father, the late Christopher Allport, whose sudden death in 2008 led Summit to songwriting. Inspired by multifaceted artists such as Buddy Holly, Brian Wilson, Elliott Smith & Jon Brion, Summit began producing his own material early on. To date, he has independently released four self-produced albums of original songs: Absentee (2012), Loud Music & Soft Drinks (2014), Gunpowder Tracks (2016), & this year’s Summer Cold, each of which has received critical acclaim from publications including revered alt-country authority No Depression. Summit has been lucky enough to perform his music at many renowned hometown venues, including Hotel Cafe, the Satellite, Silverlake Lounge, Genghis Cohen, Room 5 & the House of Blues. An ardent supporter of progressive social movements, Mason has also participated in events for Free Arts for Abused Children, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Autism Think Tank, & Everytown. http://masonsummit.com/

 

Special guests include Irene Greene, Jennifer Martin, Lauren Hatcher, and Aireene Espiritu.

 

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.

We Have a Winner! It's Hannah Cooper - 6:00-8:30pm
203 E Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-9099 [map]
Price: Free!

Hannah CooperBay Area performer-singer-songwriter Hannah Cooper composes music unlike any other. Deriving her sounds from Cole Porter to Joni Mitchell with a facet to film scores and classical music, her sound has been dazzling audiences around the nation. Winning both regional and national awards for her songwriting skills, Hannah's sound explores crossing-genres from Folk to Jazz to Americana and Pop. Hannah took the $500 Best Overall Prize in our Morro Bay song contest. She also just released her debut album. https://www.hannahcoopersongs.com/

 

Special guests include Bob Childs, David Foster Evans, John Sandoval, and Matt Vargo.

 

Showcase runs 6:00-8:30pm at Branch Street Deli, 203 E Branch St., Arroyo Grande. (805) 489-9099. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the show, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Hey Hey My My, it's Charlie Baker from Ojai - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Charlie BakerIt's OK if you tell Charlie Baker he sounds a lot like Neil Young. In fact, Charlie sometimes will do a whole night of Neil's music. But on today's showcase, he'll focus on his original songs. Over 30 years performing, Charlie has played venues across the USA, opening shows for Warren Zevon, REO-Speedwagon, Damn Yankees (featuring Ted Nugget & Tommy Shaw), Venice Band, Rosemary Butler, and Laurence Juber. He's recorded some of his original songs in Nashville, produced by Ben Keith who was best known as steel guitarist, producer & sideman for Neil Young. http://charliebakermusic.com/

 

Special guests include John Sandoval, Alex Van Brasch, Kris Simeon, and guest host Craig Louis Dingman.

 

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.

Colourshop -- Rome to London to Morro Bay - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

ColourshopColourshop is a singer-songwriter and one-man band -- Italian born, London based, Alfredo Salvati. Ten years ago, he moved from the hills above Rome to the streets of London. Drawing on influences from the folky harmonies of Neil Young to the honest storytelling of Tracy Chapman, and mixing these with cinematic pedal effects, Colourshop is creating a sound that blends masterfully gentle guitar, melody and rhyme into a soundtrack of poignant millennial longing. Learn more at https://www.colourshopmusic.com

 

Special guests include Casey Rodgers, John Sandoval, and guest host 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.

Bob & Wendy Featured in Arroyo Grande - 6:00-8:30pm
203 E Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-9099 [map]
Price: Free!

Bob & WendyLongtime local favorites Bob & Wendy are best known these days as half of the band called Shadowlands. For more than 40 years, Bob and Wendy Liepman have been involved in the local music scene, playing coffee houses, book stores, clubs, wineries, the KCBX Live Oak Music Festival, SLO Unplugged, and Inglish Fest. Their first album, "Plum Champagne" was recorded in 1992. More at http://bobwendy.com/

 

Showcase runs 6:00-8:30pm at Branch Street Deli, 203 E Branch St., Arroyo Grande. (805) 489-9099. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the show, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Hannah Jane Kile Headlines - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Hannah Jane KileHannah Jane Kile is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, & composer who often draws comparisons to her heroes, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, & Sara Bareilles. She has performed at countless venues including the Strawberry Music Festival & California Worldfest. She is a favorite opener among national acts some of which include Grammy winning Patty Griffin, Ingrid Michelson, blues legend Carolyn Wonderland, & jazz heroes Sammy Miller & The Congregation. https://hannahjanekile.com/

 

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.

NYC duo Tanbark takes top billing - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

TanbarkTanbark began in 2011 as a long-distance songwriting collaboration between Chloe Nelson, who was studying art history in London, and James Jannicelli, a musician in Minneapolis. After relocating from Minneapolis to New York City in 2014, Tanbark quickly found their place in the thriving Brooklyn music scene. The material for their second album started to come together, and in 2017, they enlisted engineer and musician Sam Owens (Cass McCombs, Blonde Redhead) to help bring it to life. The resulting nine songs explore themes of innocence and desire against a Laurel Canyon backdrop of pianos and guitars. Nelson’s rich, delicate vocals anchor the sound as the arrangements move between Fleetwood Mac-pop and Neil Young-folk. The album, “Tanbark,” is in release now. www.tanbarkmusic.com

 

Special guests include DM Salsberg from New York.

 

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: Roy Zimmerman - 6:30-8:30pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $20

Roy ZimmermanIn the current national nightmare, we need to laugh. And we need to hope. Roy Zimmerman’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary. Join us as Songwriters at Play presents an intimate concert with Roy Zimmerman at the Morro Bay Wine Seller.

 

Roy has been called “The best musical satirist working today.” (Bay Area Reporter). Los Angeles Times says, “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.”

 

He is now on tour with RiZe Up, Roy’s tenth album release as a solo artist. It’s a funny and forceful expression of resistance in the age of Trump. “Satire empowers people,” says Roy. “To laugh is to fight back. To hope is to fight back.” http://www.royzimmerman.com

 

Show begins 6:30pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. $20 general admission. Buy your tickets in advance and we will reserve your seats! https://my805tix.com/events/Roy-Zimmerman-Concert-in-Morro-Bay-8--6-2019

Irene Cathaway featured at new SLO venue - 1-4pm
Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 548-8518 [map]
Price: Free!

Dorian Michael and Irene CathawaySongwriters At Play kicks off a new showcase series, featuring L.A.-based vocalist Irene Cathaway, accompanied by guitarist Dorian Michael. Irene has been singing blues and old style R&B for most of her life. Irene's singing is strikingly unaffected and warm even when she is singing the earthiest blues or the most stinging soul music. She's played many top venues on the Central Coast, including Castoro Cellars, the SLO Blues Society, and the Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concert Series. This will be an acoustic duo performance, but here's a video sample of Irene's band show: https://youtu.be/Slh_VscZjnE

 

Special guests include DM Salsberg from New York, and local faves Sarah Molly, Jeanne Haegele, and Ynana Rose.

 

Showcase begins at 1pm, Monterey St. Market, 1234 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo 93401, (805) 548-8518. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the show, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act.

Tribute to Craig Louis Dingman - 6:00-8:30pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

Craig Louis DingmanCome celebrate the 70th birthday of San Luis Obispo's own Craig Louis Dingman. He's played many of our events, including tributes to Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell, Judy Collins, and Kris Kristofferson. Now we turn the tables, and devote a night to Craig's original songs, which range from blues and rock, to jazz and folk.

 

Performers include Dorian Michael, Craig McNichols, Jeanne Potter, Dan Daniel, Jeanne Newhall, Jim Conroy, Will Breman, Donna Phillips, Steve Key, and a closing set by Craig himself, accompanied by Geert de Lange.

 

Show begins at 6:30pm. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. 21 & Over Only. $10 general admission. Buy your tickets in advance and we will reserve your seats! https://my805tix.com/events/Tribute-to-Craig-Louis-Dingman-8-13-2019

In Concert! Aireene Espiritu - 6:30-8:30pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

Aireene EspirituAireene Espiritu's original songs are steeped in Latin and African rhythms, folk, bluegrass pickings and inspirations from gospel music. She calls it a mix of stompin', swayin', and timeless Americana. "Espiritu’s vocal range tells the story, eliciting the invincibility of a young Dolly Parton and blue-collar work ethic of Loretta Lynn." - Monterey County Weekly. https://www.aireeneespiritu.com/

 

Show begins 6:30pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. $10 general admission. 21 & over. Food is available for purchase. Buy your tickets in advance and we will reserve your seats! https://my805tix.com/events/Aireene-Espiritu-plays-Morro-Bay-Concert-8-20-2019

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