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Bob Dylan releases 35th Studio Album “Tempest” To Rave Reviews

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Bob Dylan releases 35th Studio Album “Tempest” To Rave Reviews

Bob Dylan was once quoted as saying, “A songwriter doesn’t care about what’s truthful. What he cares about is what should’ve happened, what could’ve happened. That’s its own kind of truth. It’s like people who read Shakespeare plays, but they never see a Shakespeare play. I think they just use his name.” Rolling Stone’s Mikal […]

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Country Outlaw Billy Joe Shaver at AMSDConcerts October 9

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Country Outlaw Billy Joe Shaver at AMSDConcerts October 9

AMSDConcerts is bringing a solo country act to the stage at the old church at 4650 Mansfield in Normal Heights that will be well worth the pittance you’ll pay to see. October 9 brings Texas Country music singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, whose mid-1970’s album “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” remains a classic […]

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Caroline Herring Release of “Camilla”

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Caroline Herring Release of “Camilla”

With compliments, accolades and endorsements from critics and fellow musicians, Signature Sounds recording artist Caroline Herring has emerged as perhaps the most literate and distinctive songwriter of her generation, and one of the freshest voices to hit the music scene in decades. (And I’m not overstating it!) August 28 saw the release of her sixth […]

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Copper & Congress Dubbed “Tucson’s Latest Buzz Band”

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Copper & Congress Dubbed “Tucson’s Latest Buzz Band”

Copper & Congress, hailing from Tucson, Arizona recently released their debut CD, and the story of how the band came together in the first place, and how they produced “The Leap Year,” is a story with ironic twists and turns. A chance meeting at an open mic night convinced the quartet that they had a […]

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Neil Sedaka with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marine Park

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Neil Sedaka with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marine Park

It’s hard to imagine that Neil Sedaka is not yet a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s a consummate singer, pianist and especially a composer. If I included the entire list of Sedaka’s hits, and the singers and bands who have recorded them, there would be no room for Charlotte Tenney’s […]

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Ray Wylie Hubbard Performs July 13th

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Ray Wylie Hubbard Performs July 13th

Headline act at amsdconcerts   If you are on the e-mail list for Carey Driscoll’s amsdconcerts shows, you know that every now and then Driscoll openly despairs that regular concert-goers won’t take his word and risk $20 on an “unknown act.” This is especially so in light of his guarantee: if you don’t like the […]

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Erik Jensen Releases First Solo CD, “Seas”

| June 1, 2012 | 1 Comment
Erik Jensen Releases First Solo CD, “Seas”

When I was 15, I got my first guitar and I’ve never forgotten it. It was a nylon-stringed student model from Thearle’s in Mission Valley, on sale for $49.00, saved through dint and denial from my Saturday job running milk bottles to the door for the Golden Arrow milkman.  It’s a story I’ve shared often […]

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Danny Weller and Third Story

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Danny Weller and Third Story

By Richard Cone A professional bassist since the young age of 16, Danny Weller has backed up numerous jazz artists such as Gilbert Castellanos, Geoffrey Keezer, Charles McPherson, Mike Wofford, Peter Sprague, Jason Palmer, Mike Moreno, and Obed Calviere.  He’s also backed artists such as blues-singer Earl Thomas, and Scott Russo of Unwritten Law. Weller […]

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Ben Howard at the Loft in La Jolla

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Ben Howard at the Loft in La Jolla

Breakout British musician Ben Howard continues to bask in praise for his first U.S. release “Every Kingdom,” out now on the taste-making independent label Communion Records (brainchild of Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett). “Every Kingdom,” which debuted Top 10 on the U.K. charts and is now certified Gold, received high praise from the British press and influential stations such as BBC […]

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Jimmie Dale Gilmore at AMSDConcerts

| April 3, 2012 | 1 Comment
Jimmie Dale Gilmore at AMSDConcerts

The incomparable Jimmie Dale Gilmore appears in a rare San Diego appearance at AMSDConcerts, (formerly Acoustic Music San Diego), at 4650 Mansfield Avenue in the old church venue, a perfect acoustic venue for Gilmore and his signature booming guitar. The show is 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19. You can also take part in a signature […]

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