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Tribute to the Eagles in Morro Bay - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

Eagles tributeSongwriters At Play presents an evening of songs by The Eagles. Come enjoy the hits you know, such as Best of My Love, Lyin' Eyes, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Desperado, Hotel California, Tequila Sunrise, and more. Performers include Douglas Romayne, Sebastian Luna, BanjerDan, Ben Davis, The Dennis & Laura Show, Down From the Mountain, Steve Kindel, April Rain & Chelsea, Nick Brittan, and special guests TBA.

 

Show begins at 6:30pm. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. 21 & Over Only. $10 general admission (advance tickets are sold out; some standing room tickets may be sold at the door).

Branch Street Deli
Bluegrass trio Rose Valley Thorns Headline - 6:00-8:30pm
203 East Branch
Arroyo Grande (Village), CA 93420
(805) 489-9099 [map]
Price: Free!

The Rose Valley ThornsOjai-based band The Rose Valley Thorns feature three-part harmonies and bluegrass-influenced original songs. Bandleader Joshua Bergmann is a multi-instrumentalist who studied jazz guitar, and has played stages at the Grass Valley, Parkfield, and the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festivals. He plays mandolin in RVT, with his younger brother Jared Bergmann adding guitar, and Corey Highberg on the bass. Sample their sound at https://joshuabergmann.bandcamp.com/

 

Special guests include Travis James Braden, Charlie McNeal, Izzy Pedego, and Joe Ferra.

 

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.

7Sisters Brewing Co.
Featuring Steve Key with Dorian Michael - 6:30-9:00pm
181 Tank Farm Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States
8058687133 [map]
Price: Free!

Steve Key with Dorian MichaelNov. 15 showcase features Songwriters at Play host Steve Key, accompanied by guitarist Dorian Michael. 

 

Steve Key and Dorian Michael have played house concerts together in Santa Barbara and Santa Rosa, several Central Coast wineries and music venues. Steve's latest CD is his first release of new material in 15 years. "Steve Key with Dorian Michael" is a collection of seven Key originals, recorded April 2016, live at Sutton Sound in Atascadero. Steve is probably best-known as the producer of Songwriters At Play, a live music series held at numerous venues on the Central Coast. Before he arrived in this area 11 years ago, Steve was a touring folksinger who played major concert venues and folk festivals across the country and in Canada. His songs were covered by dozens of folk and country acts, including Grammy-winner Kathy Mattea. You can preview the new CD tracks at http://stevekey.com/music-group-26.html

 

Dorian Michael is a man of many bands, but also a well-known solo performer specializing in acoustic fingerstyle guitar original compositions and interpretations of classic blues. He plays in The Cinders, CC Riders with Louie Ortega, The Irene Cathaway Rhythm & Blues Band, and also with jazz vocalist Nicole Stromsoe. More than 40 years as a working musician, Dorian has recorded many CDs, and is also a teacher with two books and three instructional DVDs to his credit. http://www.dorianmichael.com/

 

Special guests include Rob Kimball, Cassi Nicholls, Megan Steinke, Sarah Biklen, and Craig Louis Dingman.

 

Show runs 6:30-9:00 at 7Sisters Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Rd. (at Long St., just north of Higuera), San Luis Obispo, (805) 868-7133. All ages OK, no cover charge. Craft beers, wine and food available too.

 

PS--there is also a special food event on Nov. 15, Southern Fried Vegan Thanksgiving Buffet, tickets available at https://centralcoastveganthanksgiving.brownpapertickets.com/

Soulful vocalist Holly Ann Lewis Headlines - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Holly Ann LewisHolly Ann Lewis is a frequent performer on Songwriters At Play events, particularly on our tributes to Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, and Lucinda Williams. Her 2016 full-length CD, "Miles Around", celebrates her country life in the high desert town of California Valley. Holly was recording albums in her teens, performing with Grammy Award winners, and playing Bay Area venues with the band African Rain. She sang at major venues such as The Fillmore, The Great American Music Hall, The Catalyst, The Palace of The Fine Arts. http://hollyannlewis.com/

 

Craig Louis Dingman will be the Guest Host. The showcase includes sets by Ojai-based band, The Rose Valley Thorns, and others TBA.

 

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.

Celebrating local luthier Mike Baranik - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

Baranik GuitarGuitarists Martin Paris, Chris Broemmelsiek, Chris Yacoub, Dan Daniel, and Jennifer Martin have one thing in common -- they play guitars made by Central Coast luthier Mike Baranik. Tonight they gather and demonstrate their finely-crafted instruments.

 

SoCal-based harp guitarist Jake Murphy will also join us for a guest set. What is a harp guitar? Click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harp_guitar

 

Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket, shared by all of the performers. 21 & Over Only.

Branch Street Deli
Tribute to the Eagles in Arroyo Grande - 6:00-8:30pm
203 East Branch
Arroyo Grande (Village), CA 93420
(805) 489-9099 [map]
Price: Free!

EaglesSongwriters At Play presents an evening of songs by The Eagles. Come enjoy the hits you know, such as Lyin' Eyes, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Desperado, Hotel California, Tequila Sunrise, and more. Performers include Sebastian Luna, Ben Davis, The Dennis & Laura Show, Down From the Mountain, Steve Key, April Rain & Chelsea, Nick Brittan, and special guests TBA.

 

Showcase runs 6:00-8:30pm at Branch Street Deli, 203 E Branch St., Arroyo Grande, (805) 489-9099. We pass the tip jar for the performers, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.

Featuring Paso's own Kenny Taylor - 1-4pm
5015 Linne Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-226-8881 [map]
Price: Free!

Kenny TaylorKenny Taylor is one of the hardest-working musicians on the Central Coast. He was born in the heart of Minnesota but grew his sound out of his time in California. He was raised in the theatre from a young age, and moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to further pursue music and acting. Kenny grew up on the '90s pop sounds of artists like Dave Matthews, and his infectious original music has a similar groove. His style ranges from relaxing, soulful and heartfelt to a upbeat danceable pop hits. https://kennytaylormusic.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.

Indie-pop duo Cloudship Headlines - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: Free!

CloudshipCloudship is a two-man rock band from Fresno, who use multi-tasking and unique equipment to generate more sound than you'd think two guys could. Cloudship's music has been described as a "lively humdinger of indie pop, organic blues, folk, rock, and soul" (Sacramento Bee). Since teaming up in 2013, Jonathan Napoles and Brandon Freeman have released 4 albums and toured steadily. http://www.cloudshipmusic.com

 

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.

Branch Street Deli
Featuring Elizabeth Etta of Japan's Pirates Canoe - 6:00-8:30pm
203 East Branch
Arroyo Grande (Village), CA 93420
(805) 489-9099 [map]
Price: Free!

Elizabeth EttaElizabeth Etta is a Central Coast resident who is also part of the Japanese Americana band Pirates Canoe. Their sound is described as "Alison Krauss-meets-Ry Cooder-meets Allen Toussaint". She released a 6-song solo EP in 2016, "And So She Sang". Listen to it and learn more at http://elizabeth-etta.com/

 

Special guests include Douglas Romayne, Cliff Stepp, and Miss Leo.

 

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.

In Concert! Funny, Political Folkie Roy Zimmerman - 6:30-9:00pm
181 Tank Farm Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 868-7133 [map]
Price: $15

Roy ZimmermanWhat's so funny about ignorance, war, and greed? Lots! Roy Zimmerman’s original songs are a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views.

 

Joni Mitchell and Weird Al Yankovic have praised Roy Zimmerman's work. "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer." -- Los Angeles Times. "Without a doubt, Roy Zimmerman is among the most important political commentators of the last few decades, and in the end, it's the music that unites and disarms. With music this good and humor this insightful, there is good reason to be optimistic." -- No Depression Magazine. Roy Zimmerman has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He's shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby.

 

Show begins 6:30pm at 7Sisters Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Rd. (at Long St., just north of Higuera), San Luis Obispo, (805) 868-7133. All ages OK. $15 cover; buy your tickets in advance and we'll save seats for you!
https://my805tix.com/events/in-concert-funny-forceful-folkie-roy-zimmerman

 

video links:
“Religious Freedom (To Burn Our Own Witches)” -
https://www.facebook.com/39171898761/videos/10155198379948762/
“The Don” - https://www.facebook.com/39171898761/videos/10155428827098762/
“Creation Science 101” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwiPsgRrOs

 

More at https://www.royzimmerman.com/

In Concert: Fox & Bones Celebrates New CD - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

Fox & BonesFox and Bones celebrates the release of their sophomore album, "Better Land". Fox and Bones are the modern day Bonnie and Clyde, if Bonnie and Clyde had driven a Volvo and played folk-pop music.

 

Based in Portland, OR, these internationally touring sweethearts aren't your average duo. Rather than simply documenting their experiences in song, Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore write from the perspective of quasi-fictional characters. There’s Fox, a down-and-out it girl, and Bones, a rootless orphan bad boy with a heart of gold. The two fall for each other, decide to hit the road, and never look back. The characters, as well as their real-life counterparts, use music as the canvas on which they paint a new life together that defies traditional relationship roles and life goals. Their music is ripe with vocal harmonies that pull at the heartstrings and a complex, at times metaphysical, lyrical landscape. Each element serves their stories of a life lived on the road, in pursuit of a dream that most never have the courage to chase. Live, they give audiences a peek into their world and challenge them to believe in life, adventure, and modern love. https://foxandbones.com/

 

$10 general admission. Tickets on sale now -- buy your tickets in advance and we will reserve seats for you! https://my805tix.com/events/in-concert-fox-and-bones

 

Show begins 6:30pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. 21 & Over Only. Tapas, sandwiches and snacks served, but you're welcome to bring your own food too.

Ynana Rose Album Release in Morro Bay - 6:30-8:30pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

Ynana Rose Award-winning singer-songwriter Ynana Rose (pronounced “Yuh-nah-nah") celebrates her new album, Tea Leaf Confessions. She brings a full band for this concert, with Dylan Johnson (bass), Daryl Vandruff (drums), and Dorian Michael (guitar). Ynana Rose composed 10 out of the 11 tracks on the album, collaborating with Steve Key and Damon Castillo on two songs and channeling legendary country artist Lefty Frizzell on the one cover tune, “I Want to Be with You Always.” The album features classic and contemporary folk, honky-tonk country, gypsy jazzand porch-stomping Americana sounds. Ynana lives in San Luis Obispo, with her husband and two children. She wrote her first song at the age of 37, which opened up a world of creative passion. Ynana has played in many of our showcases, and has also been featured at the Live Oak Music Festival, and Parkfield Bluegrass Festival. She draws inspiration from Dolly Parton, Gretchen Peters, Gillian Welch, Hazel Dickens, Willie Nelson and Guy Clark, As a vocalist, she has enjoyed a wide background ranging from choral ensembles to folk, La Nueva Canción, traditional Música Folklórica, classic honky-tonk, western swing, blues and bluegrass. More at http://www.ynanarose.com/

 

Tickets are $10. buy tickets in advance, and we'll save seats for you!
https://my805tix.com/events/in-concert-ynana-rose-cd-release


Show begins 6:30pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. 21 & Over Only. Tapas, sandwiches and snacks served, but you're welcome to bring your own food too.

 

Tribute to Eric Clapton in Morro Bay - 6:30-9:00pm
601 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-8388 [map]
Price: $10

Tribute to Eric ClaptonCome celebrate the songs of Eric Clapton, as we cover hits such as Bell Bottom Blues, Tears in Heaven, Layla, and many more. Our tribute will have a special emphasis on J.J. Cale, in honor of his 80th birthday. J.J. wrote many songs for Clapton, including Magnolia, After Midnight, Cocaine, Call Me the Breeze, and Crazy Mama. Performers include Aaron Porter, Casey Rodgers, Kevin Graybill, Emily Zuzick, Rob Kimball, Max MacLaury, The Dennis & Laura Show, and Rusty Hobbs.

 

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-eric-clapton-in-morro-bay

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