SARAH LEE GUTHRIE Holiday Show Fri, Dec 01, 2023, 8:00 PM, Doors 7:00 PM
Sarah Lee Guthrie sings originals plus the iconic folk songs made famous by her father Arlo, grandfather Woody and their comrades in music. Enjoy holiday cider and sing-alongs.
Sarah Lee Guthrie’s bright vocals prove that she is a force to be reckoned with in her own right. Over the past 2 decades, she has continued her ancestral legacy, touching the hearts of folk fans nationwide.
She released 6 albums so far, including her 2009 family album Go Waggaloo, featuring Arlo, her then-young children and unused Woody Guthrie lyrics. The album won a Golden Award from The Parents’ Choice Foundation.
Soulful, bluesy singer-songwriter gaining national attention for his TV soundtrack hits. His recent album, American Silence earned rave reviews from NPR Music, Rolling Stone and many more.
Dubbed “one of the most important American songwriters working today,” by 88.5 KCSN Los Angeles, Chris Pierce rose to international prominence when NBC primetime series This Is Us featured his song We Can Always Come Back To This. The single then reached #1 on the Billboard Blues chart and was nominated for several awards.
With his raw acoustic accompaniment and his unmistakably heartwrenching vocals, he aims to unite his listeners, inspiring them to rise up and stand for what is right.
Pierce was diagnosed at 15 with Otosclerosis, a rare hearing disorder that caused him to lose his hearing in one ear and become partially deaf in the other. In spite of this, his passion for music only grew and inspired him to dig deeper in his skills. Thanks to his determination, he has had the honor of performing with many incredible artists including Al Green, B.B. King, Aaron Neville and Seal, and will be on tour this fall with Neil Young
For more details see https://grandvision.org/event/chris-pierce-friends/
South Bay’s favorite folk-rockers open the new Grand Annex season September 16, 8pm, with their phenomenal homage to Carole King and her album, Tapestry. This promises to be an outstanding show, led by the unforgettable playing of Andy Hill and the sumptuous voice of Renee Safier. For tickets to see and hear the performance, go to https://grandvision.org/event/andy-renee-hard-raintapestry-tribute-to-carole-king/.
Andy Hill and Renee Safier with their band Hard Rain have been referred to as “America’s best kept secret.” Performing over 200 shows a year, the band delivers a style of Americana folk-rock that’s thoughtful, musical, danceable and full of memorable hooks. The duo are also behind “Dylanfest” the day-long music festival, now in its 33rd year, celebrating the music of Bob Dylan and featuring over 70 of L.A.’s best musicians.
With 17 CDs and 3 DVDs in their pocket, Andy & Renee have won countless awards, including “Americana Group of the Year” by the LA Music Awards, “Best Duo/Group” at the International Acoustic Music Awards and a Regional Emmy for their PBS concert special “Black Box Opens – Andy & Renee.” Their relatable lyrics, unforgettable melodic content and tightly crafted arrangements have brought together fiercely loyal audiences up and down the West Coast in the US and Canada.
SYNCOPATHS “BE LIKE THE SEA” CD RELEASE CONCERT Saturday, June 17 / 8PM at the Grand Annex Music Hall
Celebrate the Syncopaths release of their new CD! “Be Like the Sea” delivers a wide variety of songs and tunes from the Irish, Scottish, and American traditions, as well as original compositions. It’s sure to be a joyous night of contemporary folk music featuring vocalist Christa Burch, Ryan McKasson, Ashley Hoyer and Jeffrey Spero this Saturday night at the Annex.
The Grand Annex Music Hall is a rare neighborhood gem, a 150-seat cabaret venue run by Grand Vision in the heart of San Pedro’s thriving arts district. This May they are presenting three fabulous concerts of original music.
Small Glories – Saturday, May 13 / 8PM
Multi-award-winners Cara Luft and JD Edwards are taking the North American folk scene by storm. Cara Luft is an original member of the Canadian folk trio, The Wailin’ Jennys.
Wine Tasting 7PM led by sommelier JP Molinari.
Bella & Rudy – Friday, May 19 / 8PM
Born and raised in San Pedro, this incredibly talented duo is rapidly gaining attention for their acoustic and indie-inspired music. Hear their insightful originals and beloved covers.
Patrick Landeza & Sons – Saturday, May 20 / 8:30PM
A night of guitar, Hawaiian style featuring Two-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Hawaiian Grammy Award winner and master slack key guitarist Patrick Landeza with PJ Landeza (bass guitar) and Justin Firmeza (steel guitar).
“Slack Key & Steel” Workshop at 7PM led by Patrick Landeza and Justin Firmeza.
The Grand Annex Music Hall is located at 434 W 6th Street, San Pedro Ca 90731.For more information about the performances and the venue go to their website https://grandvision.org/grand-annex/.
Grand Vision Foundation The Grand Annex Music Hall | Meet the Music | Friend’s Group to the Warner Grand Theatre 434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, CA 90731310.833.4813 | www.GrandVision.org