Category Archives: live performances

Taikoza!

Taikoza played a free (yes, free! What a treat!) concert at Sonoma State. It was in a small theater in Ives Hall, which I’d never been in before, we sat up near the front. Great show, wonderful energy, about 90 … Continue reading

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RoadTrip 2013: Day 1

<<< previous day <<< Breffast and back on the road. Down the hill and to the left on the 210 and then eventually to the I-10 eastbound. I don’t know why it always surprises me that there’s big ass mountains … Continue reading

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Odaiko Sonora

I met Rome Hamner, one of the founders of Odaiko Sonora, at the Taiko Baka workshop a couple of years ago. (Which! for once I was actually right about the time span. Most times when I think something was a … Continue reading

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Sol Flamenco

Sol Flamenco performed as part of the Cinnabar Theater’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Called the Musical Gift Box, there was a week plus of various concerts. I’d been past the theatre, and once in a while a show there sounded interesting, but … Continue reading

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Jake Shimabukuro

Not that there was one needed, but with no introduction he came out on stage and started playing. Just Jake and his ukulele. He actually played several songs before stepping to the mike and saying a bit. Apparently he’s on … Continue reading

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Butcher and Cook

I first heard of Butcher and Cook with their Fried Chicken of Awesome pop-up on Sundays at the Omelette Express. The pop-up has morphed into the Friday Down-Home Dinner and Music. There’s been a few different menus and acts – … Continue reading

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DRUMLine Live!

A theatrical show from the music team behind the movie, DRUMLine Live showcases the HBCU marching band tradition. And HBCU was my new acronym for the evening: Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Florida A&M University was the affiliation for about … Continue reading

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Accordion Babes!

WOW! It’s been a year already… and I never got around to doing a write-up on the 2012 Accordion Babes show. Which I don’t really have a good reason for, since it was a totally awesome show. If you missed … Continue reading

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Loretta

Yes, Lynn. Is there any other? Living legend sounds a bit cliché, but in her case it really does apply. At 80, she’s celebrating her 50th anniversary in entertainment this year. And while she may not have another 50, it … Continue reading

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the sound of drawing a blank

so there I was at the Odaiko. We’d gotten to the last song of the performance, Zenshin, which has been one of the group’s signature pieces since it was written for our tenth anniversary concert in 2005. I’ve played that … Continue reading

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