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Carlene Carter Says Farewell to Santa Ynez, California
 

March 20th-2018—-Carlene Carter, daughter of the late June Carter Cash and stepdaughter to the legendary Johnny Cash, gave a farewell performance for her fellow Santa Ynez neighbors at the Standing Sun Winery.  With seats filled and only a few feet of standing room between them, well-wishers and fans packed in to the rustic venue to hear her toe-tapping tunes and reminiscent stories of life growing up in the Carter-Cash family.   Her husband, actor Joe Breen, opened the show with the singing of the National Anthem and accompanied her on several songs.  Carlene is the grandmother of seven grandchildren who all live in the Nashville area and says she is moving to be close to them.   Throughout the concert, she showed off her musical prowess, demonstrating the famous “Carter Scratch” technique on the guitar and finished off the performance plucking the strings and bringin’ down the house with the Carter Family heirloom, “Wildwood Flower”.  After the show, she graciously chatted, hugged, signed autographs and posed for pictures with friends and fans.   Her latest cd, a tribute to her grandmother, Maybelle Carter and the entire Carter family legacy is available at www.carlenecarter.net and on Amazon.

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"Heart to Heart" with Kenny Loggins
 

Singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins, delivered a rousing 90 minute performance to a standing-room-only audience at The Rose, a soulfully elegant venue.  Loggins’ fans ate the honey as he prefaced the singing of Pooh’s Corner with an anecdote about its origin.  His songs started out mellow, progressing into a grinding acoustical of “This Is It”.  At this point, arms where beginning to sway and fans were singing along.   Aside from his talent, Loggins KNOWS how to draw his audience in! Even patrons noshing on fare from the restaurant put down their forks and swallowed their bites so they could participate in his sing-along with Celebrate Me Home. There were so many hits including those he teamed up with Michael McDonald for but there just wasn’t enough time in a 90 minute set to cover them all.  Nevertheless, nothing was lost.  The 69 year old singer’s  falsetto voice did not fail.   He belted out  Danger Zone, shredding those notes like a guy half his age!  One could feel the energy reach a crescendo as the time approached for the encore.  Stage lights flashed and twinkled.  Loggins zipped back on stage with the stealth of a tiger.  The audience cheered. Suddenly, it was 1984 all over again.  The opening riffs of Foot Loose brought the entire house to its feet, dancing and singing along.  Nimble in voice, body and spirit, Kenny Loggins brought it home or...shall we say, to Pasadena?  Although the concert is over, the story doesn’t end here.  Loggins has recently release a children’s book entitled, “Footloose”, available where books are sold.

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Southside Johnny Rocks Canyon Club
 

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes put on a Jersey-style rock and blues bonanza for fans attending the Canyon Club located in Augora Hills, California, last Sunday November 5th.  The 68 year-old rocker and his 7 piece band played everything from classic covers to original songs like "I Don't Wanna Go Home." Johnny is one of the Jersey shore music scene's triad of  prodigies which also include Springstein and Bon Jovi and their influences can be heard interchangeably between them. Staying true to that blue collar Jersey work ethic, the band played past the average 90 minutes, giving their fans a show well worth their hard-earned money!

 
 
Bret Michaels Shows Fans Nothin' But a Good Time
 

Former Poison frontman, Bret Michaels, took the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Ca. by storm last month, performing many of his Poison days hits as well as a few classic rock covers.  Michaels, now 54, still possesses the prowess of a rock god and proves that age is irrelevant when it comes to delivering a power-packed show. For 90 minutes, the blue-eyed rocker bellowed out hit songs such as "Nothing But a Good Time" and "Something to Believe In" all while prancing about the stage and challenging gravity with an arial leap or two.

 
 
Michael McDonald Performs at Chumash
 

April 7, 2017—-Santa Ynez, Ca.

 

The newly remodeled Samala showroom became an elegant  backdrop for former

Doobie Brother, Michael McDonald and his distinguished entourage of musicians Friday night.   House lights dimmed, revealing a stage bathed in blue light.  A packed-in parcel of patrons cheered.   Enter stage right: a trim, bespectacled Michael who wasted no time settling on his piano bench to hammer out Keeps You Runnin.

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Newhart Has Audience Clamouring for Stammering
 

Comedian, Bob Newhart performed his poker-faced, sometimes so-simple-its-complex form of comedy for audiences at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Ca. Best known for his 70's namesake sitcom, The Bob Newhart Show, he remains one of the decade's icons of television. The 87 year-old funny man with a stutter, lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 53 years. 

 
 
Far From "Flatt"
 

Country pop band, Rascal Flatts  threw a musical party for fans attending their sell-out show at the Chumash Casino.   It was a “sweet 16” so to speak, for  the country superstars now in their  16th year performing, with 16 number 1 hits.  The stage was set with double drums, double keyboards and banjo which became animated with life as the lights came up and the band took the stage.  Enter lead singer , Gary LeVox whose throat is two parts honey,  one part helium and 2 canary wings in flight.  The band cranked out beloved hits such as “Life is A Highway” , “Bless the Broken Road” and “What Hurts the Most”.With over 40 music awards, this talented musical group’s journey is far from over.  They are currently on  their Rhythm and Roots tour and will be performing August 3rd on the ABC TV special  CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.

 
 
Everybody Wants: THE STRUTS!
 

March 28, 2016--It was a case of vintage British invasion rock as Struts frontman Luke Spiller and his band took the stage in Santa Barbara's diminutive venue, the Velvet Jones.  He left a pint of blood and a pint of sweat on the stage and the aisles as screaming fans lifted their phones in homage to the crowned gods of rock! The band has been touring the states promoting their latest CD, Everybody Wants.  For more concert details and pics, click on our concert tab.

 
 
Frampton Still Comes Alive!
 

 

To the naked eye, Peter Kenneth Frampton could be described as a modest man who might be nothing more than the object of a social glance in a crowded room.  However March 15th, when the lights  went dim at the cathedral-like Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the Sea, he emerged the master of the acoustic guitar, playing before an adoring audience who were just as captivated as they were 40 years ago.  For exclusive concert photos and more, click on our concert photos tab!

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Everybody Loves Brad Too!
 

 

February 25th---Everybody Loves Raymond star, Brad Garrett, performed his rib-tickling mix of salty and self-depreciating humor for a packed house at Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Ca.  Garrettnow owns a Las Vegas comedy club located at the MGM Grand.  His stand-up career has spanned 30 years; winning him 3 Emmy's and a SAG award.  His distinctive, deep voice has been featured in numerous animated films including  "Finding Nemo" as the voice of Gill, and "Tangled"  as the controversial Hook Hand Thug.  In addition to his stand-up comedy, Garrett offers acting classes and has written an autobiography entitled, When the Balls Drop.

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When You Wish Upon a String
 

What has mouse ears, a long neck and sounds like a banjo?  What else?  A banjo given to Nathan Mceuen, once owned by none other than the voice of Disney's Mickey Mouse, Wayne Allwine.  Allwine's wife, Russi Taylor held the heirloom strings in safe-keeping after Wayne passed away. Three years ago, she attended one of Nathan's concerts.  After the concert, she gave the custom-made banjo to Nathan, telling him she wanted to see the instrument played again.  To hear Nathan tell more of this tender tale of mice and strings, and actually hear him play his bequeathed keepsake, look to your left here on the home page or click on our video tab.

 
 
Joy Turns to Sadness As World Mourns Loss of Cory Wells
Joy Turns to Sadness As World Mourns Loss of Cory Wells

Three Dog Night singer, Cory Wells passed away suddenly yesterday in Dunkirk, NY.  Wells, who had been lead singer Danny Hutton's right hand man and described by him as "like a brother", was with the band for 45 years.  The product of a single-parent household, Cory joined the airforce right out of high school.  From there, he migrated to California and eventually ended up forming Three Dog Night along with Danny who he had been playing with since 1965.  Cory was a loving husband, father and grandfather and avid fisherman but most of all, brought "joy to the world" with his music for millions of fans.  He will be dearly missed.

 
 
The Meghan Train Comes To Paso Robles
 

 Fans at the 2015 California Mid State Fair got a chance to sing along to all of their favorites as the queen of modern-day throwback doowop headlined the main stage.  Trainor's biggest hit, "All About That Bass", broke records with it's label, Epic as it's longest running number one hit. The besequined superstar from Nantucket wowed the crowd, performing her other tunes such as "Dear Future Husband" and "Lips Are Movin'".

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
Jeff Beck Plays Woodlands, TX
 

 

English guitarist, Jeff Beck coheadlined along with ZZ Top at Houston's Cynthia Woods Pavillion May 2nd, 2015.  Beck, voted by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, is known for his innovative jazz fusion style. He recently released a new live recording titled, Live+ which is available on iTunes and CD.

 
 
Sinbad Laughs it Up at Chumash
 

Stand-up comedian and actor, Sinbad brought laughter to Santa Ynez valley fans at the Chumash Casino recently.  Sinbad has gained recognition as one of the top 100 comedians of all time.  For photos and more about Sinbad, click on our Arts and Entertainment tab.

 
 
Rainbow Girls Add Color to Soho Restaurant Santa Barbara
 

"Electric folk-stomp" group, the Rainbow Girls, roused the crowd at Santa Barbara's Soho Restaurant and Music Club, April 4, 2015.  The band, currently touring the west coast, has an album scheduled to be out this summer.

 
 
Maverick Saloon Hosts "Tales From the Tavern"
 

The Maverick Saloon in California's Central Coast town of Santa Ynez, is host to a special event where music artists can perform their songs and tell their stories to appreciative, endearing audiences.  That event is known as Tales from the Tavern, which began in 2003.  It is the vision of music veterans Ron Colone and his sister, Carole Ann Colone.  Since its inception, TFT has video-taped every performance.  Tales From the Tavern boasts some pretty distinguished guests including Joan Baez, David Crosby, Marcia Ball, and Carlene Carter. Wrapping up this year's season, will be Grammy Award- winning singer/song writer, Janis Ian.

 
 
Alan Jackson Shows Houston a GOOD TIME
 

Country singer/songwriter, Alan Jackson performed for the 19th time at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, March 7th, 2015.  Jackson, who has won a plethora of awards in the country music industry, celebrates his 25th anniversary in the business with his Keepin It Country Tour.

 
 
Hal Ketchum Gets Standing "O" at Dosey Doe
 

  FEBRUARY 21, 2014---Though it was a BIG town on a Friday night, Hal gave his fans at Dosey Doe a "small town" feeling with his close and intimate story-telling, singing and guitar-picking.  The 60 year-old singer/songwriter performed many of his beloved songs including, "Small Town Saturday Night,"  "I Know Where Love Lives," and "I Miss My Mary."  His vocals have emerged unscathed by his recent battle with a neuromusclar ailment.  Fans at Dosey Doe stored up their kudos, giving him a 5 minute standing ovation.  He finished off the evening with his new single, "Father's Day." 

 
 
Bart Crow Comes to House Of Blues
 

Bart Crow played Friday, January 10th at The House of Blues in Houston, Texas.  The Texas Country artist, who has been writing music for 10 years, sat down with me before  his show and gave All Access Music News a few insights on the latest album

 
 
Danielle Bradbery Lights Up Houston
 

Danielle Bradbery was the honorary musical guest for City of Houston's 2013 tree lighting ceremony downtown at the Wortham as throngs of on-lookers gathered on the chilly evening, December 6th, 2013.  Mayor Annise Parker was on hand for the festivities.

 
 
Korn Rocks the House of Blues
 

Nu metal band, Korn stormed the House of Blues for an incendiary concert on December 3th, 2013.  The band is currently on tour with their latest album, Paradigm Shift. 

 
 
Fred Andrews and Honeybrowne
 

Texas band Fred Andrews and Honeybrowne performed at the Firehouse Saloon, November 16th, 2013.  The band's most recent CD is This Side of Crazy.

 
 
Charlie Daniels Rosins Bow For Stafford Center
 

Southern rock music legend, Charlie Daniels and his band performed for an audience of young and old at Stafford Center, October 18th, 2013.  Daniels brought down the house with his barn-stomping, hoe down style music and firey fiddlin'.  Check out our video interview with Charlie here on our home page!

 
 
Jonny Lang Gives the House the Blues
 

The "kid" with the gravely voice is all grown up now and has returned from his European tour.  Blues guitarist, Jonny Lang performed at the House of Blues October 18th, 2013.  He has just released his new CD, "Fight For My Soul."

 
 
Entertainer Neal McCoy Performs at Dosey Doe
 

Multitasking singer/songwriter/funny man, Neal McCoy gave a rousing performance September 13th.  McCoy, who admits to having no set list for performances, has had multiple hit songs including, "Shake" and "Hillbilly Rap".  The singer recently finished a new CD dedicated to his mentor, Charlie Pride.

 
 
Foreigner Heats Up Arena Theater
 

Classic rock ensemble, Foreigner performed for a standing and dancing-only audience at the Arena Theater, Friday, September 13th.  The band's more than 90 minute set included their prolific collection of hits including Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded and a special rendition of I Wanna Know What Love is, featuring the talents of the George Ranch High School Choir. 

 
 
Country's First Lady, Loretta Lynn Comes to Stafford Center
 

Loretta Lynn, known to many as the Coal Miner's Daughter, performed August 25th at the Stafford Center, celebrating her 50th year in the music industry.  The legendary Lynn has written songs about everything from cheatin' husbands to contraceptives. In addition to acquiring 4 Grammies and 16 number 1 billboard hit songs, the queen of country has earned the title of most awarded female in country music. 

 
 
America Comes to Staffor Center
 

 70's soft rock band America, provided an evening of song at the Stafford Center, August 10th.  Members Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley's vocal and instrumental talents remain spot-on and pitch perfect even after 4 decades.  They are known for such hit songs as Horse With No Name, Sister Golden Hair, Ventura Highway and many others.  The band performed at Stafford in order to raise money for the Fort Bend Women's Center.  Dewey and Gerry are not only timeless but tireless as well: perfoming over 100 shows a year since the 1970's.

 
 
Four Decades of Love: McCoo and Davis
 

Grammy award-winning soft rock duo Marilyn Mc Coo and Billy Davis Jr., shared a ride on the love train with fans at Dosey Doe August 3rd as they performed their hit songs of the 60's and 70's.  The former 5th Dimension members sang of their memorable hits  Up Up and Away, Age of Aquarius, One Less Bell and You Don't Have to be a Star.   The couple recently celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary while on tour this summer. 

 
 
Paisley Heats Up Woodlands Pavillion
 

Brad Paisley stopped in Houston on his Beat This Summer Tour at the Cynthia Woods Pavillion July 28th, 2013.  The country artist and his entourage put on a glitzy show, complete with an elaborate lazer light display.  Among his hits performed were his new hit single "Southern Comfort Zone", "Mud on Tires" and "Alcohol".

 
 
 

Sidewalk songstress, Chelsea Williams regularly performs her minstrel act between the Santa Monica Promenade and the Universal City Walk.  Williams has sold on her own over 100,000 CD's in 7 years.

 
 
Sheryl Crow Heats Up Houston Stage at 4th Celebration
 

Country rocker, Sheryl Crow lit up Houston's Freedom Over Texas Celebration July 4th performing audience favorites such as "All I Wanna Do" and "If it Makes You Happy,"  The musician/songwriter also performed her latest country tune, "Easy"; a reflection of her breezy, laid-back style.

 
 
Martina McBride One of Headlines at Freedom Over Texas Celebration
 

Country singer Martina McBride sparked the festivities on 4th of July as she sang at Houston's Freedom Over Texas celebration. The silver-throated McBride has won the Country Music Association's award for Best Female Vocalist 4 times.  Not bad for a small-town Kansas girl!

 
 
Manilow Glows At Cynthia Woods
 

Brooklyn-born singer/songwriter Barry Manilow gave an outstanding performance at the Cynthia Woods Pavillion Sunday, June 30th.  Manilow's most famous hits include "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You", and "Copacabana" just to name a few.  He packed in the fans who were each given a green glow stick to wave in the air during the concert. 

 
 
Daughtry Proves Smooth Heads Rock Hard
 

American Idol finalist, Chris Daughtry rocked the Santa Maria Elks Arena June 22nd, 2013.  Daughtry is known for his soaring vocal range and sexy guitar rifs.  The vocalist/guitarist and his band are currently on tour promoting his new album, Break the Spell.

 
 
J-Lo Gets Her Star
 

 Actress and music super-star, Jennifer Lopez, received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday June 20, 2013.  The  43 year-old known to fans as "J-Lo" began her career as a dancer on the popular 90's tv show, "In Living Color".  Among the stars who turned out for the event were, Jane Fonda, Pitbull and Lyle Lovett.

 
 
Sheila Marshall
 

Southeast Texas songbird Sheila Marshall recently rocked the Cy-fest "Louisiana Style" event in northwest Houston,.  The raven-haired singer has had 3 Texas Music Chart hits .  Click on the Chic Pics tab to see photos and videos.

 
 
Pure Prarie League
 

Crossover Country/jazz-rock band, Pure Prarie League picked and played for fans at Dosey Doe, May 19, 2013.  The band best known for their 1973 hit song, "Amie", led the audience in a rousing sing-along as part of the finale.  The band's next stop this summer is Tennessee where they will play the Grand Ole Opry.

 
 
Dion Pride
 

Country singer/songwriter, Dion Pride performed his music set at Dosey Doe, May 2nd.  Pride is the son of country music legend, Charlie Pride.  Dion has spread his effervescent talent around the world and has entertained troops overseas on USO tours.

 
 
Air Supply
 

Soft rock gods, Air Supply took the stage at Dosey Doe, Friday May 9, 2013.  The Australian singing duo began their career nearly 40 years ago and has been singing to hearts everywhere since then.

 
 
Diana Krall
Diana Krall

Jazz singer/pianist Diana Krall performed under the star lit skies at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion Saturday May 4th.  The singer is currently on tour promoting her "Glad Rag Doll" album.

 
 
Grits and Glamorous Lorrie Morgan Performs at Dosey Doe
 

Country music songbird, Lorrie Morgan graced the Dosey Doe stage in an acoustical concert, May 2, 2013.  Lorrie has been working with Pam Tillis and is currently promoting their "Grits and Glamour Tour" and upcoming album "Dos Divas" due out early this summer. 

 
 
The Healing Sounds of Stanley Jordan
The Healing Sounds of Stanley Jordan

Guitarist/pianist Stanley Jordan shared the stage with Kevin Eubanks at the Cypress Christian Community Church on April 6th.  Jordan is an accomplished musician as well as a music therapist.  He is known for his innovative "two-handed tapping" guitar technique.

 
 
Phil Hamilton Kicks Up Some Red Dirt
Phil Hamilton Kicks Up Some Red Dirt

Dosey Doe Cafe in Conroe, Tx. got a taste of Texas red dirt country blues as music artist Phil Hamilton and his band took the stage March 23, 2013.  The rapidly rising singer/songwriter has strummed his way to the top of the Texas Music charts with his hit song, "Bad".

 
 
Janet Robin Performs at Cactus
Janet Robin Performs at Cactus

The postage stamp stage at Cactus Records got a dose of fiery guitar riffs as Janet Robin took the stage for an afternoon gig, Sunday February 24th. The LA guitarist/singer/songwriter is currently on tour in the US, promoting her new CD "Everything Has Changed."

 
 
David Cassidy
David Cassidy

Former Partridge Family Member and "lunch kit superstar" David Cassidy, performed at Houston's Arena Theater Friday, February 1, 2013.  The singer/actor keeps busy in both music and television.

 
 
Peter Noone
Peter Noone

60's pop artist, singer/songwriter Peter Noone, thrilled the young-at-heart as he performed at Houston's Arena Theater on February 1, 2013.  Remembered as "Herman" of Herman's Hermits, Peter still performs all of his hit songs in concerts across the USA.  Noone is originally from Manchester, England.

 
 
Livingston Taylor
Livingston Taylor

Folk/jazz singer/songwriter, Livingston Taylor was on hand at Dosey Doe, January 19th to give listeners a reflective evening of story-telling and heart-warming songs.

 
 
Arrival Performing Music of ABBA
 

70's tribute band, Arrival performed the music of ABBA on January 17th at Stafford Center.  The group from Sweden has been touring world wide since 1995.

 
 
Gary Puckett
Gary Puckett

Gary Puckett, formerly of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap treated fans to a memorable concert at the Stafford Center, performing such timeless hits as Woman Woman and Young girl.

 
 
Hall and Oates
Hall and Oates

Rock and Soul singers, Hall and Oates performed before an enthusiastic crowd at Nutty Jerry's December 8th, 2012. With 6 hits making the number one spot on the Bill Board charts, Hall and Oates stand as one of the most legendary music-makers of the 70's and 80's.

 
 
Rita Pops In at Dosey Doe
Rita Pops In at Dosey Doe

70's and 80's jazz and pop artist Rita Coolidge, gave a cozy performance at Dosey Doe Cafe December 6th, 2012.  Some of her hit songs include, "We're All Alone", "Your Love has Lifted Me",  and "The Way You Do the Things You Do."

 
 
Tritt Treats Stafford Center to an An Accoustical Evening
Tritt Treats Stafford Center to an An Accoustical Evening

Renegade country artist and songwriter, Travis Tritt picked and strummed, told yarns, and delivered his unique style of rebel country to a crowd of Friday night fans at the Stafford Center on November 9th, 2012.  Travis is known for his hits such as "Here's a Quarter" and "Can I trust You with My Heart."  Born in Marietta Georgia, the singer began his musical career playing small clubs in Atlanta before taking his act to Nashville.  He became a star when he released his first album, Country Club in 1990.  In 2010, Travis launched his own record label called, "Post Oak Publishing".  Tritt is quoted as saying "my music is geared toward the working man and I write from my personal experiences."

 
 
Shake Shake Shake Your...
Shake Shake Shake Your...

KC and the Sunshine Band afforded fans the opportunity to "shake their booty" as they played at the Arena theater October 21.  The R&B disco band, in it's soon-to-be 40th year, has had such hits as Shake Your Booty, Get Down Tonight and Boogie Shoes.

 
 
ZZ Top
ZZ Top

Blues-Rock trio ZZ Top played at Constellation Park October 20th.  With more than 40 years in the music industry, ZZ Top continues to draw audiences with their raw and raucous style of blues-rock framed by beards, legs and cars.

 
 
REO Speedwagon
REO Speedwagon

70's classic rock band REO Speedwagon performed the opening weekend at Sugarland's Constellation park.

Check out our AAMN photos of them in our gallery section

 
 
Danielle Reed
Danielle Reed

Country singer Danielle Reed performed Saturday October 13th at the Firehouse Saloon.  See our article in Latest News.

 
 
Journey
Journey

80's anthem rock band, Journey performed for a sold-out audience at Cynthia Woods Pavillion, Friday August 24, 2012.

 
 
Whiskey Myers
Whiskey Myers

East Texas psychedelic southern blues quintet, Whiskey Myers performed in concert at the Firehouse Saloon, August 18, 2012.

 
 
Folk Family Revival
Folk Family Revival

Country-folk foursome, Folk Family Revival of Magnolia, Tx., opened for Whiskey Myers at the Firehouse Saloon on August 18th, 2012.