Pro Songwriters’ Showcase – June 20

This is a once a month (every third Tuesday) show that is designed as a listening room for world class songwriters, to play their original music in an intimate setting. The music starts promptly at 7PM. No cover charge, but donations to the performers is encouraged. This month the performers include: JODI SIEGEL, T BEAR, BECCA BYRAM, ALFRED JOHNSON.


Jodi Siegel, originally from Chicago, IL, is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. Over the years Jodi has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected musicians including: Albert King, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, J.D. Souther, David Lindley, Fred Tacket and Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and countless others. Her songs have been recorded by Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Tommy Ridgley and Teresa James. Her latest CD, “Wild Hearts,” produced by Steve Postell, is filled with great songs, cool grooves, intimate, smart lyrics and some of the best of the best musicians in Los Angeles today. Each song has a soulful delivery with an undeniable down-home elegance. It has received great reviews by Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers), Maria Muldaur, Walter Trout, David Mansfield (T Bone Burnett), Leland Sklar, Mike Finnigan and Doug Macleod to name a few.


The highly regarded singer/songwriter and funk piano player, Alfred Johnson is considered by some one of this century’s most animated and original songwriters. His energetic style of playing the keys brings a wonderful compliment to his music. Alfred co-wrote 3 songs with RICKIE LEE JONES, including the musical masterpiece “COMPANY,” which are all featured on her 1979 Platinum Grammy Award winning premiere album containing the hit single “Chuck E’s In Love”. Recognized as a true craftsman of his art, Alfred has written over 900 tunes, and at least 70 of them are published. He is best known for his lyric-driven tunes that will keep you captivated till the end. Alfred’s diverse musical style encompasses Funk, New Orleans, Pop, Rock ‘n’ Soul, Gospel, “Rhythm & Bluegrass” – as he calls it, and music that will have you wanting to dance and sing along. He enjoys sharing his work with good listeners.


T Bear, aka Richard T. Bear, is no stranger to musicians and fans all over the world. He has been a long time touring and recording session man and artist, and considered to be one of the best singer/songwriter/keyboard players in Los Angeles. He has returned to the stage with a striking new release, Fresh Bear Tracks, his first studio album in 25+ years. He’s re-emerged, feeling newly inspired, creatively recharged, and making some of the most engaging music of his career. A distinctive singer and talented keyboard player who made his mark as a solo performer and collaborator with many iconic artists — Crosby Stills and Nash, The Blues Brothers, Billy Squier, Cher, as well as Gene Simmons and Peter Criss of Kiss, to name a few — he’s now taking center stage and ready to share his newest music with the world. Fresh Bear Tracks features a host of special guests, including Stephen Stills, Robby Krieger, Edgar Winter, Tom Scott, Walter Trout, and Hutch Hutchinson,


Originally from England, Becca moved to the US early in her career, securing work as a session musician and songwriter in New York, developing a reputation as a highly regarded analog keyboard player and vocalist, and became a resident player at the world renowned Hit Factory after catching the ear of Eddie Germano. She signed with Caroline Records after Bill Laswell was swept away by her talent and her debut album, “Becca’s Smoke and Candy Store” was released. On the heels of that, she published a healthy catalogue of further recordings including “Nice to Be There, “ Childhood’s End,” “A Fair Forgery” and two live albums, “Live from CBGB’s” and “Live from the Living Room.”

Project Barley serves excellent Food (Gourmet Pizza, gluten free/vegan options, wings, sandwiches, salads), wine, and award winning beer. Food served till 8:30pm. No reservations so arrive early to get a table. 2308 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717