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GRAND ANNEX / UPCOMING EVENTS

MARY BRIDGET DAVIES
The Music of Janis Joplin
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Sunday, January 21, 2018
7:30 PM

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Nominated for a Tony Award in 2014 for her title role in the Broadway musical, “A Night With Janis Joplin,” Mary Bridget Davies pays tribute to The Queen of Psychedelic Soul.

Davies is an International Blues Challenge winner and a Blues Blast Magazine award nominee for Best New Blues Artist release. She also performs with her band, The Mary Bridget Davies Group.


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Friends of the San Pedro Library Present
THE FIREBIRD BALALAIKA ENSEMBLE
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Sunday, January 28, 2018
2:00 PM





“Firebird is musically superb!” - Los Angeles Times
 
Founded in 1995, and winners of the 2016 Beverly Hills National Audition, Firebird has built a reputation as a unique, dynamic, and accomplished group of musicians.
 
Performing on the domra, the balalaika, the bayan, and other traditional instruments, Firebird’s repertoire ranges from Russian and Eastern European songs to well-known classics and works of contemporary composers. Two dancers join the ensemble for this special performance.
 
For Tickets: 310-832-6288 

This is an independently produced event. Grand Annex vouchers are not valid.


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THE HILLBENDERS
Bluegrass Tribute
to The Who'sTommy
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Saturday, February 03, 2018
8:00 PM

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The Hillbenders perform a full bluegrass style tribute to The Who’s classic rock-opera, Tommy.  Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder Louis Jay Meyers, the band bridges the gap between rock and bluegrass while paying total respect to Pete Townsend’s original work. It's Whograss at it's best!
 
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NIKI J. CRAWFORD arrow
Saturday, February 10, 2018
8:00 PM

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Back by popular demand! Crawford wraps her melodic voice around funk riffs and R&B rhythms for a high-energy soul performance. She has her own unique sound combining the sultry allure of Sade and the powerful emotion of Roberta Flack. Originally from Louisiana, she is now based in LA and has shared stages with Santana, Aaron Neville, Al Green and many more, and performed on Leno, Conan, SNL & Letterman.

 
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ANDY & RENEE - HURRICANE OF THE HEART arrow
Sunday, February 11, 2018
7:30 PM

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Award-winning Southbay rockers, Andy & Renee return to the Grand Annex with their band Hard Rain, this time performing their entire album, Hurricane of the Heart. This album continues the duo’s tradition of blending their original Americana, folk and rock songs with select cover material, such as Patty Griffin’s “Mary” and Mark Knopfler’s “Romeo and Juliet.”


 
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
8:00 PM

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With a unique blend of traditional mariachi music and contemporary style, Trio Ellas might be The Dixie Chicks of the alt Latin music scene. Nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2012, this trio has been breaking barriers that exist for women in mariachi music. Performing in English and Spanish, their sound fuses the nostalgia of a romantic trio, the traditions of the best mariachi and classic rock-n-roll.

 
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Friday, March 02, 2018
8:00 PM

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Guitar duo and Grammy Award nominated Strunz & Farah have been performing together since 1979. Their original rhythmic and virtuosic sound combines Latin American and Middle Eastern music, which has been described as flamenco-style world fusion. Respectively from Costa Rica and Iran, they met in LA where they pioneered a musical genre with their culturally rich repertoire.

 
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Saturday, March 03, 2018
8:00 PM

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Original Blues & American Roots music in the tradition of Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and Bo Diddley. Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter Chris Pierce heads up Reverend Tall Tree for a return appearance at the Annex.

Pierce has opened for B.B. King, Al Green, Toots and the Maytals, Aaron Neville, Beth Hart, Robert Cray, and more.
His voice & music have been heard in numerous films including Soul Men and the Oscar award-winning motion picture Crash and has been licensed by many popular TV shows.

 
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EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE
Featuring the Zmed Brothers
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Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:00 PM

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This charming young band recaptures the iconic music of the Everlys with authentic arrangements, vintage instruments and evocative harmonies.


 
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DANA LOUISE & THE GLORIOUS BIRDS arrow
Thursday, April 12, 2018
8:00 PM

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Hailing from Fayetteville, Arkansas, singer-songwriter Dana Louise fronts the Glorious Birds along with her dad, Ezra Idlet on guitar and Keith Grimwood on percussion and bass, the original 1970s duo, Trout Fishing in America.
Paying tribute to classic Americana, the Glorious Birds deliver upbeat fun tunes they call "future folk."


 
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Saturday, April 14, 2018
8:00 PM

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From dance floors to concert halls, the Syncopaths bring a fresh spin to Scottish, Irish, and American folk musical traditions. "Though they may not have the international acclaim of Solas or the Chieftains, make no mistake, the Syncopaths are nothing short of a Celtic supergroup." Irish Herald
 
 
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BOB MALONE arrow
Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00 PM

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One-of-a-kind high-energy piano hybrid of rock, blues and New Orleans R&B, Malone has toured the world as a solo artist; and is currently touring with rock legend John Fogerty and has recently recorded with Ringo Starr. 

 
 
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:00 PM

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From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on contemporary Americana. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello stampedes from down home blues to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass. Dirty Cello is a full value funky, sexy, tangled, electric, and fiercely rhythmic experience! ​

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THE PETTYBREAKERS arrow
Friday, May 04, 2018
8:00 PM

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The Pettybreakers pay tribute to the late Tom Petty.

 
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LA TAIKO & MOCHI MOCHI arrow
Saturday, May 05, 2018
8:00 PM

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Powerfully positive and inspirational drum, dance and on-stage mochi-making experience. Everyone dances! Everyone eats!

 
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GREGORY PAGE arrow
Saturday, May 12, 2018
8:00 PM

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Raised in London and now based in SoCal, award-winning troubadour Page has become the quintessential Americana artist, seamlessly blending traditional roots, Celtic, jazz, ragtime, swing and more. He’s been described as “a living breathing vintage tube radio console” and NPR Radio says “Listening to him transplants us to some Great Gatsby-like setting.


Page has also worked with an array of artists including
John Doe, Jewel, A.J. Croce and Jason Mraz who says: "He’s the real deal, a rare gift."

 
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DAVE WIDOW & BERNIE PEARL arrow
Saturday, May 19, 2018
8:00 PM

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Funk blues-rocker Dave Widow & The Line Up return to the Annex with a full acoustic opening set with acclaimed veteran blues artist Bernie Pearl.

 
 
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Saturday, June 02, 2018
8:00 PM

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Premier Steely Dan tribute band Pretzel Logic delivers the complex musicianship, tricky harmonies and unforgettable hooks of Steely Dan's greatest hits. From their rock guitar licks to jazzy horn lines, enjoy legendary hits like Do It Again, Reelin' in the Years, and Rikki Don't Lose That Number and many more!
 
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