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Echo and Buzz at Sorrel

"How does a writer go about capturing the true essence of an artist? Which traits do you focus on when the defining characteristics that create that person are so diverse?"

These questions and more are from the article in Echo and Buzz, "One Artist to Another", written by fellow artist, Johny Ray Price.

I am performing with a slew of fantastic songwriters tonight at Sorrel in Temecula, including: Nathan Rivera,Jessie Andra Smith, Matt Folkmuse Stone, George Miguel, Larry Thompson, Tim Moyer, Joe Gillaspie, and author of the before-mentioned article, Johny Ray Price.

You can pickup your copy of the local music zine, Echo and Buzz, and read all about me on page 3, for free at Sorrel. Can't make it out tonight? No worries! Echo and Buzz is available at several fine establishments in the Temecula Valley area, and I will be hand delivering copies to all my favorite Coffee Shops in Downtown Riverside. Do you live in Corona? I will be dropping off some copies at Corona…

Showcase The Documentary

The story of Corona's Showcase Theatre isn't over yet...
Two days ago, I received a Facebook invite to like Showcase The Documentary. I was so stoked, but I was simply thinking it was just a novelty; some folks reminiscing of the glorious crucified savior of Corona's fallen music scene. Hoping to connect to some sentimental millenials, I reached out and asked if there was anything I could contribute. Come to find out, there is a grassroots campaign to tell the story of the venue and try to reopen the Showcase! It is starting with a little promo/teaser (for which I, and several others are going to be interviewed) that will be used to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund "Showcase The Documentary".

The Showcase meant the world to me. It was my stronghold, my chapel, my civic center, my town hall, my college, my gallery, my pulpit, my podium, and my escape. I don't think I could have survived adolescence without it. I went to so many shows, hung out outside for …

Echo and Buzz - Riverside County's New Music Zine

Echo and Buzz Indie Music Newspaper is a free monthly press, complete with stories of what’s happening in our area. Echo and Buzz also includes advertising, an events calendar, local press releases, music and concert reviews, critiques, and much more. Echo and Buzz is currently delivering it's first issue, April 1, 2015. Supporters of the music scene in Temecula Valley and surrounding communities are coming together to generate coverage for independent artists, labels, shows, and events.

But Echo and Buzz is not just taking over Temecula Valley, it is also spreading accross Riverside County, and featuring artists all over the Inland Empire. I am one of those artists and last night, I was interviewed for the May 1st edition of Echo and Buzz.

Johny Ray Price met me at Back to the Grind in Downtown Riverside for some Coffee and tea. The interview continued as we explored the Riverside ArtWalk that happens every first Thursday of the month. With my guitar on my back, I entered the Life A…

Riverside's Saturation Fest 2015

I am so excited. Riverside's own DIY festival is coming again! And my band is playing.  Stay tuned for updates! Saturation Fest is a DIY art and music festival that occurs annually in Riverside, CA. Events are held at venues around downtown Riverside, with a majority of the participants based in the Inland Empire. Saturation includes concerts, films, workshops, exhibitions, guerilla shows, organized bike rides, and handcrafted art.

Saturation Fest was started by Alaska Quilici in 2001. "I launched Saturation Fest as a weekend event of every local band and artist I knew, and people were really excited about it," says Quilici. The audience has steadily grown over the years, going from a few hundred the first year to about 10,000 in 2008. "It has grown to the massive project it is now because people believe in it, they look forward to it, they get involved, contribute and play."

As a mostly all-ages and largely cost-free festival, Saturation pushes for the de-commod…