Author Archives: Joe Ryan

ALA.NI Enchants Asbury Park, NJ

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Review by Danny Coleman  There was a curious quiet which fell over Asbury Park New Jersey’s Wonder Bar as ALA.NI took the stage with her guitarist on this evening. A quiet which gave way to a full blown hush as this powerful siren hit the first notes of her original song, “Cherry Blossom.”  With outstretched arms and a gracious smile, this British born, French raised performer ended ... Read More »

From a Trixter to a Christmas Miracle Mark “Gus” Scott has the Holidays Covered

Interview by Danny Coleman  “I played the trumpet before the drums actually,” says Trixter’s Mark “Gus” Scott as he discussed the release of his new holiday disc titled, “Christmas Miracle.” “It’s seven songs, so I guess it’s more of an EP. I did it because, well, everybody in the band kind of took off and started doing other things and ... Read More »

Photos: Silversun Pickups at The Fillmore in Philadelphia

Silversun Pickups November 19, 2017 | The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA Photos by Paul Hershock Setlist: Nightlight Well Thought Out Twinkles The Royal We Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance) The Pit Tapedeck Little Lover’s So Polite Friendly Fires Latchkey Kids Panic Switch Ragamuffin Growing Old Is Getting Old (first verse only, acoustic) Lazy Eye Encore: Cannibal Dots and Dashes (Enough Already) Kissing Families ... Read More »

The Jerry Douglas Band Brings Their New Music to the Troubadour

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Review + photos by L Paul Mann November 13, 2017 |  Los Angeles, CA –  The Jerry Douglas Band brought their innovative new music to the prestigious Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles on November 13. The band is on a national tour promoting their new album, “What If.” The band was led by one of the most well known veteran resonator and lap ... Read More »

Final Day of Fest Forums Brings a Celebrity Smorgasborg to Santa Barbara

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Review + photos by L Paul Mann November 2017 |  Santa Barbara, CA –  On the third and final day of this year’s Fest Forums in Santa Barbara a small army of celebrities turned up for the celebration. It was a full day of films, lectures, food, wine tasting, and great live music. The morning got off to a sleepy start as vendors ... Read More »

Fest Forums Opens Three Day Conference in Santa Barbara

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Review + photos by L Paul Mann November 16, 2017 |  Santa Barbara, CA –  The former Fess Parker resort hotel hosted a very unusual gathering of music, film, food and beverage festival heavy hitting organizers, at the three day Fest Forums convention. The event, held annually in Santa Barbara, opened at the oceanfront resort, Thursday, November 16th, on one of the first ... Read More »