831.479.9777

2591 Main St,
Soquel, CA 95073

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Proof of vaccine is not required.





  

Birthday Bash & Yearly Reunion

Fri. Jan. 14 at 6pm

No Cover

Louis & Clark Birthday Bash & Yearly Reunion – Peter Clark (of Harpin' & Clark) and Norman Louis (Stormin' Norman & The Cyclones) reunite as a duo.  They come together just once a year on their shared birthday to celebrate the tunes they played for many years in the Louis & Clark Band.                                     
                                                           

 


  

Channeling the spirit of the Grateful Dead and like-minded music

Sat. Jan.15  at 7:30pm

 No Cover  

Aardvark is a jam band indigenous to the Bay Area that has been channeling the spirit of the Grateful Dead and like-minded music with choice songs, sweet vocals and transcendent jams since 2011.   Over a century of collective immersion in the music of the Grateful Dead culminates in faithful renditions interspersed with untethered psychedelic improvisation.  Hailing from the San Francisco Peninsula, Aardvark continues gathering faithful fans with performances at clubs, festivals, and private parties all around Northern California.  Aardvark members are Greg Gavalakis, Ben Hollin, Paul Kelly, Robert Parker, and Jon “Skippy” Sherred.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/AardvarkTheBand


Sat. Jan. 15


  

Sun. Jan. 16 at 5:30 pm

$15  

Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at: https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/



  

Wed. Jan 19 at 5pm
No Cover

 

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/


 

 


  

Channeling the spirit of the Grateful Dead and like-minded music

Thu. Jan. 20 at 5pm

 No Cover  

Aardvark is a jam band indigenous to the Bay Area that has been channeling the spirit of the Grateful Dead and like-minded music with choice songs, sweet vocals and transcendent jams since 2011.   Over a century of collective immersion in the music of the Grateful Dead culminates in faithful renditions interspersed with untethered psychedelic improvisation.  Hailing from the San Francisco Peninsula, Aardvark continues gathering faithful fans with performances at clubs, festivals, and private parties all around Northern California.  Aardvark members are Greg Gavalakis, Ben Hollin, Paul Kelly, Robert Parker, and Jon “Skippy” Sherred.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/AardvarkTheBand


  

Bossa nova, samba, baião, choro and other jazz-inflected Brazilian music for listening and dancing

Fri. Jan. 21 at 5pm  
No Cover  

Based in Santa Cruz, California, we are Vivian Simon on flute and percussion, Pablo Riviere (from Argentina) on guitar and vocals, Patrice Wallace on contrabass, and Jeffrey Hanson on drums & percussion. We play Brazilian Popular Music as well as our original compositions (influenced by Brazilian Music, Jazz, Argentinean folk music, etc.) We have performed at many venues including the Capitola Art & Music Festival, First Night Monterey, Cabrillo Music Festival, and more. The repertoire includes bossa nova, samba, baião, choro and other jazz-inflected Brazilian musical forms in the spirit of  Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Elis Regina, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Dorival Caymmi, etc. Included are also some Jazz standards with a unique twist.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.sambacruz.com


  




Dance the night away with two incredible bands back to back with Tammi Brown joining in with BOTH bands.
Sat. Jan. 22 at 7:30pm
$15 

Dance<21 w/parent

Anthony Arya  is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter raised in Santa Cruz, California. In Fall 2018, at age 15, Anthony was on Season 15 of NBC's The Voice. Shortly after he released his debut album Going To California, and his songs are regularly played on roots radio station KPIG. Arya's music is rock with a touch of jazz and blues. Anthony has performed hundreds of shows around the Bay Area and folks say you're likely to walk away humming one of his tunes for days after a performance. In May 2020, Arya released his second original album, The Road which is currently receiving airplay nationwide.

Tammi Brown  has performed with some of the most notable Music Industry Icons known to the world including renowned Music Producer, Quincy Jones, Stanley Jordan, Dr. Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, Spyro Gyra, and Eric Bibb to name a few.

Otis Coen local Santa Cruz musician and produced for over 50 years has opened for Les Dudec, Pat Travers, Buddy Miles, Red Hot Chilly Peppers, Lydia Pence & Cold Blood, Canned Heat, Robin Trower, and many others. 

Mokili Wa fronted by virtuoso  Elie Mabanza,  a native of the Congo, is a new and blossoming fusion and world music ensemble. From the blissful grooves of Africa to the evocative harmony of fusion and jazz, this groundbreaking collective offers us an opportunity for deep connection and conversation in the spirit of hope and love. The sounds of Mokili Wa are truly unique and at the same time stirringly familiar as they remind us of our common humanity and ancestral roots.  Their debut album “Are You Listening?”, released in April 2021, features moving vocal performances from the magnificent Tammi Brown and an uplifting message to nurture the soul.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.anthonyarya.com  and  www.tammibrown.com and www.mokiliwa.com


  

Sun. Jan. 23 at 5:30 pm

$15  

Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at: https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/


 


  

Wed. Jan 26 at 5pm
No Cover

 

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/


 

 


  

THURSDAY EARLY SHOW

Alt. Country, Folk, Rock, Acoustic Roots

Thu. Jan. 27 at 5pm

No Cover

Gary Blackburn , Santa Cruz local, and Central Coast singer songwriter, brings together his smooth vocals, and stylized guitar picking to his original compositions in the Country, Rock, Folk, Blues genres. Blending old school with contemporary, Gary will weave a memorable musical performance of songs that tell stories of love, forgiveness, and the paths that we choose. Gary performs his original compositions that include songs off his CD,” Streak of Gray”, with some songs currently being aired on Santa Cruz County radio stations, KPIG 107.5 FM, and KBCZ 89.3 FM. With a well-rounded repertoire, Gary will show both his versatile soft folk blues side along with his high energy rock side, mixing in some cool cover songs that will make you get up, and dance!

Artist sites and sounds:  https://garyblackburnmusic.com


  

Fri. Jan. 28 at 5pm 
No Cover  


Definitely KPIG style country: a blend of old and new country. Enjoy and dance to the tunes of Hank Williams, Vince Gill, Dwight Yokum, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and many more.  

 



  

Electric and Acoustic Alternative Folk and Roots Rocking Dance Tonight

Fri. Jan. 28 at 8pm

$12 

Dance<21 w/parent

Apple City Slough Band:  The Apple City Slough Band is a Santa Cruz Mountain Jam Band that will tap into your rock & roll roots and have you dancing wildly.  Spirited songwriting is layered with gutty rolling leads and keys. The Apple City Slough Band delivers a loud and proud Americana rock sound. Hailing from the original Apple City (Watsonville, CA) they're a close knit band that plays for the love of a good time.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.applecitysloughband.com

 


  

Snail returns celebrating their new CD
“Snail Rocks” 
Sat. Jan. 29 at 8pm

 $20 Dance<21 w/parent

Snail returns celebrating their new CD,  “Snail Rocks”  Bob O' Neill and Ken Kraft have recruited bassist/vocalist extraordinaire, Craig Owens and renowned drummer/percussionist Jim Norris to revive Santa Cruz's famed and fabled hard rock band, Snail. The result is a blend of the old, the new and the unexpected. Fasten your seatbelts.--You're in for a Rockin' Ride! 

Artist sites and sounds:   https://snailrocks.com

 



  

Sun. Jan. 30 at 5:30 pm

$15  

Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at: https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/



  

Toby "T Bone" Gray,  Fuzzy John Oxendine, Rick Hoornbeck, and Jim Greiner

Wed. Feb. 2  at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/


  

Thu. Feb. 3 at 5pm

No Cover


Redwood Express is a collection of some of the Bay Areas finest jam band musicians (China Cats, Rosebud, Aardvark, Grampas Chili) and fronted by blues singer/songwriter Michele Murphy playing their unique brand of originals and classic rock favorites.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/RedwoodExpressBand/


  

Simple Dreams delivers an evening of unforgettable tunes

Fri. Feb. 4 

Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm 

  $50 for dinner and show   Seated <21 w/parent

Simple Dreams is a group of talented musicians paying tribute to the music of Linda Ronstadt. Focusing on her early years starting with the Stone Poneys and moving through her career to the early 80s, Simple Dreams covers her folk, rock and pop hits as they may have been played live. From her breakout song "Different Drum" to a rocking version of "You're No Good," Simple Dreams delivers a show of memorable tunes . Simple Dreams are Donna Seda (lead vocals), Will McDougal (keyboards), Chris Marlow (guitars), Sam Soleto (drums). Ron Soleto (Bass), Pat Hattic (pedal steel), and Jeff Ebbage (guitars, musical director).

Artist sites and sounds: www.reverbnation.com/simpledreamstribute



  

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Vocal & Ukulele Master, and Grammy Award Winner

Sat. Feb. 5 at 1pm  

$25

  seated <21 w/parent

"COME EARLY FOR HAWAIIAN LUNCH SPECIAL
--not included with ticket purchase”

Led Kaapana's  mastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar, and his extraordinary baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend. He has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years. With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of Led Heads  from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawaii. Recognition by his peers earned Led 4 Grammy nominations in his own right and 2 wins on slack key compilations.   Like so many Hawaiians, Led grew up in a musical family. In the tiny black sand bay village of Kalapana,  there were few distractions. "We didn't have electricity, no television, not even much radio," says Led. "So we entertained ourselves. You could go to any house and everybody was playing music." Often everybody was playing music at a backyard party, many of which lasted for days. "People played in shifts, taking over when somebody went to sleep," Led recalls. "You'd fall asleep to the music, wake up and the music was still playing. That was the best alarm clock I ever had!" 

Fran Guidry:  Slack Key guitarist Fran will accompany Led for an unforgettable evening of Hawaiian music 

 

Artist sites and sounds: https://ledkaapana.com and www.kaleponi.com

 


  

The Bay Area's Own Celtic
All-Star Summer of Love Party Band

Sat. Feb. 5 at 7:30pm
$20

Dance<21 w/parent

Irish jigs and reels with the songs of the
Grateful Dead and other iconic ‘60s bands

WAKE THE DEAD returns to Santa Cruz Saturday, February 5th, for the first time in two years.  Nobody has ever combined Irish jigs and reels with the songs of the Grateful Dead and other iconic ‘60s bands like this powerhouse acoustic sextet.  Soaring vocal harmonies and daring instrumentals fuel a singular groove engine, delighting Celtoids and Deadheads alike.  In their 22nd year performing, WAKE THE DEAD now embraces the entire Summer of Love. The Airplane, the Youngbloods, Buffalo Springfield, and even the Beatles are now joyful parts of the mix.  Local fans are guaranteed brand-new surprises.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.wakethedead.org

 

  

Fuse features Don Caruth, Ryan Price, Rob Ouse, Ted Welty

Wed. Feb. 9 at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds: 
www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/


 


  

Album release show for 'Decembering' -- An evening of voice, banjos and guitars. 

Thu. Feb. 10 at 7:30pm

$20 Seated <21 w/parent

Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he's also an accomplished sculptor, but that's another story). Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef.

Artist sites and sounds:  https://tonyfurtado.com


  

February is the Month of Love, & what better way to celebrate it than with Music!
Fri. Feb. 11

Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm  

$55 for dinner and show  Seated <21 w/parent

 

Maria Muldaur will be performing her special Jazzy, Bluesy Music for Lovers accompanied by pianist extraordinaire John R. Burr. As many of her fans tell it, her music has been the soundtrack to many a Love & Lust Affair over the last 40 years! So why not bring a lover, a friend or just treat yourself to an evening of romantic love songs guaranteed to put you "in the mood" and inspire you to fall in love all over again!  Maria is an American blues, roots, folk and jazz legend who was part of the American folk music revival in the early 1960s. She recorded the 1973 hit song "Midnight at the Oasis" and since then has recorded 43 albums in the jazz, blues gospel, country, and R&B traditions,  garnered six Grammy nominations & continues to perform worldwide.

 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/mariamuldaurmusic/


  

Two of Santa Cruz's favorite performers and songwriters join forces

Sat. Feb. 12 at 7:30pm

$15

Taylor Rae will play a set of her new songs from her recent release, “Mad Twenties”, followed by the Anthony Arya Band. Then a third set where Taylor Rae will join the Anthony Arya Band

Taylor Rae: Powered by insightful, poetic and deeply personal lyrics, Taylor Rae's music is propelled by a voice that, while wholly unique, could best be described as a sizzling folk, jazz and blues hybrid of Norah Jones and Grace Potter. The singer calls her musical style soul and roll. “It's not really soul music; it's not really rock ‘n' roll. It's an amalgamation of all the roots genres that come from the earliest days of American music,” she explains. Taylor has shared the stage with a variety of artists including Brandy Clark, The Stone Foxes, Kristian Bush and Reggae musician Mike Love. In 2017, Taylor won Santa Cruz NEXTies Award for Musician of the Year. 

Anthony Arya is a performing and recording artist from Santa Cruz, California. In Fall 2018, at age 15, Anthony was on Season 15 of NBC's The Voice. Shortly after he released his debut album Going To California.? In music-rich Santa Cruz, California, Anthony is a crowd favorite, voted by the community as Under 18 Person of the Year in 2019. Arya's music, folk rock with blues and jazz influences, is frequently played on roots station KPIG. Fans love the upbeat rock songs mixed with melodic lyric tunes on the second album, The Road, which was released in May 2020. In June 2020 Anthony Arya received the prestigious award of Presidential Scholar in the Arts (category singer/songwriter) awarded by the US Department of Education.

?The Anthony Arya Band brings a rockin' new dimension to Arya's original music combining influences of rock n roll, folk, and blues. His latest release, Listen to the Voice of Anthony Arya, a tribute to his Voice journey was released in June 2021.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.taylorraemusic.com and www.anthonyarya.com


  


Wed. Feb. 16 at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds: 
www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/


 


  

Playing the songs of 7 iconic bands: Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors

Sat. Feb. 19 at 8pm

 $20

Dance <21 w/parent

Playing the songs of 7 iconic bands, Locomotive breath is back with lead vocalist Ryan Ramirez; bassist Daniel Vee Lewis; lead guitarist, vocals Ted Welty; rhythm guitarist Del Smith Penny; sax, flute, keyboardist Terrel Eaton; and drummer and backing vocals Rob Ouse.  Light show by Otis Coen.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://locomotivebreath.us

 


  


Ted and Anthony present an evening of Acoustic Originals

Wed. Feb. 23 at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:
  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/


 


 


  


Voted the best Classic Rock Band in the Bay Area per KFOX radio station

Fri. Feb. 25 at 8pm $10

  Dance <21 w/parent

The B-Movie Kings will play your favorite song before the night is done 

Through the years the B-Movie Kings, named for founder Nick Adams' love for B movies like "Godzilla" and "Night of the living Dead", have been performing at favorite music spots from Carmel to San Francisco.

If you're looking for some new music that you'll love to dance to, don't miss the B-Movie Kings.   They have been voted the best Classic Rock Band in the Bay Area per KFOX radio station and deliver a great live performance.  The current lineup includes Nick Adams, guitar, Ted Gauthier on lead vocals, guitar and saxophone, Eric Dunn on drums, Dan Martin on lead guitar and Mark Cvitkovich on lead vocals and bass guitar.  

Artist sites and sounds: 
www.facebook.com/bmovie.kings/

 


  


Live Grateful Dead Music

Sat. Feb. 26 at 7:30pm $20

Dance <21 w/parent

Cubensis: Since 1987, Los Angeles-based band Cubensis has carried the torch in celebration of one of America's most beloved touring bands, the Grateful Dead. Cubensis sets out to re-create the Grateful Dead experience by emulating the spirit of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and the rest of the legendary San Francisco jam band. Cubensis plays complete shows covering all eras of the Grateful Dead, and no night is ever the same. Cubensis is far more than just your standard cover band as they bring the magic and sounds to those longing for the live vibe that only the Grateful Dead was able to deliver.   Cubensis performs its critically acclaimed live performance of Grateful Dead show recreations to audiences and venues all over the western United States. Giving homage in a continually evolving artistic outlet, the band recreates the Grateful Dead experience with compelling accuracy. Like the Dead, the band explores and searches out all the possibilities of the music.   

The Alligators : Emerging out of the swamps of Southern California, The Alligators were formed to celebrate the music of Grateful Dead, “Pigpen” and Beyond!  Simply put, The Alligators are here to party hard and Rock you!  The band's repertoire consists of high-octane, whiskey-soaked versions of the often-neglected Pigpen songs that are the bedrock foundation of the Grateful Dead. They don't stop there, however, and one is never sure what may materialize in their barn-burning performances. Their energetic stage show is anchored by lead singer, Pete Carona, who's unique style is Pigpen-esque, but in no way presented as an impersonation. The dual guitar assault consists of “Stevie Ravioli” on Rhythm guitar and Steven Kim—AKA “The Kimchee Warrior” on Lead Guitar. Chompin' the keyboards and piano is “Berkey Gator” and on bass guitar is “J.J. Gator” Rounding out the rhythm section on drums is Richard La Chomp. The band's first show in 2017 was just supposed to be a one-off gig to fill a 6am time slot of another band who had cancelled a last-minute festival spot. Our manager and founder of Southern California's skull n Roses festival, Chris Mitrovich, had a last-minute epiphany to fill the void with a fresh band to kickstart the day. He rallied each band member who all came from completely different musical backgrounds, and genres, but all shared a common love for big time jams and Grateful Dead Music. That day The Alligators were born.

Artist sites and sounds:    www.cubensis.com/about-cubensis and www.alligators.love


  


featuring Vinny Johnson, David DeSilva, Spencer Ellison, Ted Welty

Wed. March 2  at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/


 


 


 


  

The feel, excitement and raw energy of the Allman Brothers Band live in concert

Sat. March 5 at 8pm

$20  
Dance<21 w/parent

Allman Brothers Band tribute: Freestone Peaches captures the feel, excitement and raw energy of the Allman Brothers Band live in concert. The SF Bay Area based band is comprised of veteran jam, jazz, blues, rock, country and Allman Brothers Band enthusiasts, Freestone Peaches features Ned Patchett on lead/slide guitar (Duane Allman), Jeff Faust on bass (Berry Oakley), Michael Berry on lead guitar (Dickey Betts), Mark Corsolini on drums (Butch Trucks), Ray Hauck on drums (Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson), Jefferson Bergey on vocals (Gregg Allman) and Paul Rustigian on B3/keyboards (Gregg Allman).

Artist sites and sounds: www.freestonepeaches.com

 


  

World music guitarist supreme on tour from Paris celebrating his new album “ Azwan”

Sat. April 23, 2022  
Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm  

$55 for dinner and show  Seated <21 w/parent

Voted by Guitar Player magazine readers as Best World Music Guitarist , Bensusan's music is contemplative, wistful, sublime and prodigiously performed with inspiration rooted in nature. “The concept of ‘Azwan' came from observing bees, those solar insects working in the darkness together as one, and by observing flocks of birds flying and dancing together as one. It has been an inspiring symbolic representation of the continuum of music. When seeing ‘Azwan' written, it can evoke a place, a city or a mood, but when hearing it said out loud, it sounds like ‘as one.' I've been contemplating all the music from ‘Azwan' for years before actually recording it, taking time to allow all the notes to come together as one.”

Bensusan is a storyteller, using expressive and lyrical acoustic guitar parlance and ethereal vocalization to allure, transfix and transport. “‘Azwan' is primarily a solo instrumental album on which the guitar is conceived as an orchestra, delivering melody, bass, chords and counterpoint in the same space. To it, we add some vocal elements and several collaborations with guest musicians,” said Bensusan who has lived in Paris since age four.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.pierrebensusan.com








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Phone: (831) 479-9777
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