Deone Jahnke’s photo exhibit, Visiting troubador-Jon Byrd & Sylvia Flowers Benefit: Roots Music LA

By on February 9, 2012


Nashville singer-songwriter Jon Byrd gives us something we can actually use: honesty. Down At The Well Of Wishes, the Alabama native’s second solo recording, is a remarkably above-board piece of work that demonstrates his world-class songwriting and performing skills while remaining refreshingly devoid of pretense. If you can imagine Gram Parsons or The Byrds had they actually been accepted by the country music establishment, then you have an inkling of Down At The Well Of Wishes‘ straightforward mix of barroom exuberance and front porch restraint. Check in with Southland Serenade early this week (hopefully by the time this is sent out!) for my interview with Nashville singer-songwriter, Jon Byrd. Jon is playing in support of his new album, “Down at the Well of Wishes” and will be visiting Los Angeles this week where you can catch him at three different shows: Wednesday night at Firefly Bistro sharing the night with Karen Tobin, Thursday @ the photography reception for Deone Jahnke at Viva Cantina (check out all the talent below!) and Saturday as one of the artists at the Grassroots Acoustics Fundraiser at the Talking Stick. (all details below)

Baron Lane of the blogspot Twangnation ( has been chosen as the Americana music representative for the Grammys! Check his tweets on what’s happening behind the scenes or @Twangnation

Americana online Magazine, Turnstyled Junkpiled is celebrating living legend, Guy Clark! Read the interview with Editor, Courtney Sudbrink then watch the video tribute featuring videos from: Brian Wright, Matt Cartsonis, Mark W. Lennon & The Southern Tier, Wic Coleman, Gary Austin, Jackson Tanner, Greg & Jesse Harris, Grant Langston, Ted Russell Kamp, The Far West and Noel McKay & Brennen Leigh!

Set your DVR’s! Lynda Kay will be appearing as herself in the Emmy-Award winning TV series, “Justified”! March 6th at 10pm on FX

Youtube link to Road Kill Kings performing at The Brixton in South Bay:

Monday, February 6
–Every Monday in February! Ben Vaughn (solo) @ The Cinema Bar 8:30
with Special Guests: Feb 6 – Gwendolyn/Feb 13 – Peter Gilstrap/Feb 20 – Quazar/
Feb 27 – Dan Marcus 3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA free/tip jar

–* RONNIE MACK’S BARNDANCE w/CD release party for Hot Roux feat. Albert Lee, the Sloths (feat ex-Textone Dave Provost and King Bees bassist Michael Ramins), Chris Laterzo & Buffalo Robe, Lisa Sanders, Paul Inman’s Delivery, Angie Monroe plus the Barndance Band @ Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, 7:30 pm. No cover. 4311 W. MAGNOLIA BLVD – BURBANK, CA. (818) 729-0805

–THE AMERICANA MUSIC CIRCLE IS BACK! Yes…we have moved our location to Genghis Cohen and are rarin’ ta go in 2012! With: Lisa O’Kane, Nicole Gordon , Kerrville …New Song Winner-Ernest Troost. Our feautured band with their first appearance at the AMC is Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue As always the Lauren Adams Band (W/ Debra Dobkin, Mark Goldberg, Nick Kirgo and Dave Fraser) 5 fantastic musical acts for only $5.00 8pm 740 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046

–Djangles Wall of Django (formerly Hot Club de LA w Bob Ricketts, Jesse Harris, Jim Doyle, Pete Kavanaugh,Cliff Wagner and Carl Byron) @ The Redwood Bar 9pm 316 W. 2nd Street downtown LA 213-680-2600

–Raising Daisies, Mark Lennon & The Southern Tier, Damngivers @ The Airliner 8pm / Free 2419 N. Broadway Lincoln Heights

–Judson McKinney & The Baron Sisters, Kind Hearts & Coronets, Andrew Lynch @ The Silverlake Lounge 9pm 2906 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026

-Glen Campbell @ the Grammy Museum 8pm 800 W. Olympic Blvd. #A245 213-765-6800

–Ted Quinn’s Open-Mic Reality Show Every Monday @ Pappy & Harriet’s 7pm
53688 Pioneertown Road Pioneertown, CA 92268

Tuesday, February 7
–Austin’s Lonesome Heroes are in town (Tuesday and Wednesday) and Tuesday are @ 2nd Floor 9pm 126 Main Street Huntington Beach, CA 92648 714-969-9000

–Lana Del Rey @ Amoeba Music 6pm 6400 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 245-6400

–Haroula Rose at Buzzband LA’s Songwriter Night @ Lot 1 9pm
1533 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 481-8400

–Jeff Turmes and Julie Christensen celebrate her forthcoming Weeds CD, @ the Cinema Bar in Culver City, 9 pm. Free/ tip jar.
3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA free/tip jar

–America @ The Grammy Museum 8pm 800 W. Olympic Blvd. #A245 213-765-6800

–A Tribute to Neil Young @ Rusty’s Surf Ranch 8pm
256 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, California – L.A. Metro 90401 (310) 393-7437 Call for list of artists

Wednesday, February 8
–**Brad Colerick presents: Wine and Song Night @ The Firefly Bistro 7pm
with: Nashville Singer-Songwriter Jon Byrd, Karen Tobin
1009 El Centro Street South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 441-2443;

–Laura Gibson, Breathe Owl Breathe, Daniel Ahearn & the Jones @The Echo 8:00pm 1822 Sunset in Echo Park, CA 90026;

–Shay Port/ Michael Ubaldini @ The Cinema Bar 9pm
3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA

–Joe Atman @ The Press 9:30 129 Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711;

–Fundraiser for The Coffee Gallery Backstage with Salty Suites (Scott Gates, Chuck Hailes) Chelsea Williams, Phoebe Bridgers Any donations in excess of the ticket price will be much appreciated. $18 8pm 2029 North Lake Avenue Altadena, CA 91001; 626-798-6236

–The DAVID BROTHERS @ Witzend 9pm
1717 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 Eric David will be playing mandolin with Becky Kessler to start the night at 8PM

— Lisa Finnie ( @ Red Carpet Wine in Glendale, 7-8 pm.

–Jimmy Angel and Troy Walker @ Viva Cantina in Burbank, 8 pm. free 900 West Riverside Drive Burbank, CA 91506

–Austin’s Lonesome Heroes are in town (Tuesday and Wednesday) and Wednesday are @ Three of Clubs 10pm 1123 N. Vine Hollywood CA 90038 323-462-6441

Thursday, February 9
–“The First Picture Show”: Photographer Deone Jahnke’s ( first LA exhibit, featuring portraits she’s made of Dave Alvin, James Intveld, Dead Rock West and many other musicians, w/performances by James Intveld, Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, Dead Rock West, Jon Byrd, Dusty Wakeman, Shawn Davis, Bliss Bowen & Friends, Cody Bryant, more @ Viva Cantina in Burbank, 7-11 pm. No cover. Info: 900 West Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506

–The Grammy Foundation presents One Night Only: A Celebration of the Live Music Experience w/performances by Robert Cray, Jonny Lang, Shelby Lynne, Mavis Staples, Ledisi, Dave Koz, more @ the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, 7:30 pm; $25 8440 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (323) 655-4900

–Water Tower Bucket Boys @ The Redwood Bar 8pm
316 W. 2nd Street downtown LA 213-680-2600

–RT N’ THE 44’s, GWENDOLYN, JENNY LUNA AND THE MOONDOGS, ¡SOCORRO! @ Old Towne Pub 9pm 66 N. Fair Oaks Ave (Down the all of 22 Holly Street) Pasadena, CA 91103

–Black Tongued Bells @ Cafe 322 8:30 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 9102

–Joss Stone & Dave Stewart, Yes Sir Boss @The Troubadour 8:00pm
9081 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069;

–Amy Rowe Trio @ The Press 129 Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711;

–Roberta Flack @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Thursday and Friday)
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 556-2787

–ALO, Nicki Blumn & the Gramblers, Nima @ Canyon Club 8:00pm
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 818-879-5016

–The Mark Lanegan Band, Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss @ The Echoplex 8:30pm 1154 Glendale Blvd. Echo Park, CA 90026

Friday, February 10
— Gwendolyn, Chuck Prophet, The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers @ Bootleg Theater 9:30 pm 2220 Beverly Blvd. Silverlake, CA

–Roberta Flack @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 556-2787

–James Intveld, Bobby Bluehouse @ Arcadia Blues Club 8:00pm
16 East Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91006;

–Ladies Gun Club @ The Foundry 8:30 7465 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046; (323) 651-0915

–Spindrift 10 Year Los Angeles Anniversary Party @ Satellite 8pm/$8
We realize it’s been way more than 10 years in the lifetime of Spindrift, but even 10 years in L.A. is enough to boast about so we are throwing a party. 4 albums, a few movie scores & a truckload of B- movie Western outer-space Psychedelia.with Gangi and The Hallucinations Get tickets:;
1717 Silverlake Blvd. LA CA

–Old Man Markely, Ellwood, Son Ark, The Bots @ The Echo 8pm $10
1822 Sunset in Echo Park, CA 90026;

–The Driftwood Singers, Matt Taylor & His Laurels, RT n’ The 44’s, Olentangy John, Tommy Santee Klaws @ Echo Country Outpost 8pm/free but donations accepted
DOOOO-NATE!! ::; 1770 Glendale Blvd. Edendale, CA 90026 (323) 667-9606

–Blues and Roots band, Speedway @ Villains Tavern 8pm/free
1356 Palmetto Los Angeles, CA (downtown)

Saturday, February 11
–Grassroots Acoustica Fundraiser Benefiting American Heart Association
The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM;
Master of Ceremonies, Mark Islam featuring Emily Gold (the talented daughter of Andrew Gold) Jon Byrd, Mark Islam, Marvin Etznoni, Ruby Summer, Kathy Leonardo, Peter Demian, Suzy Williams and our Secret Valentine performer too popular to mention. Jon Byrd “A superbly talented songwriter… on a par with other Americana stars like Prine, Snider, Crowell… a fine representation of one of the best songwriters and stylists today.” – Andy Ziehli, AMERICANA GAZETTE Marvin Etzioni: The man the L.A Times called “one heck of a songwriter” and Billboard compared to Bob Dylan and John Lennon. Ruby Summer: Playful sisters, Ruby and Summer Spiro… inspiring vocals… Google any one of the performers to see what a treat this will be. Please be my Valentine. I’m counting on you to help end heart disease. 1411 Lincoln Boulevard Venice, CA 90291

–Lisa Finnie @ Cafe 322 for Happy Hour 5-7pm 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 9102

–“Solid” Ray Woods @ The Press 129 Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711;

–Gina Villalobos @ The Liberty Art Gallery & Performance Space 5pm $10 includes exhibit, music, appetizers and desserts 435 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach CA

–Berkley Hart @ The Coffee Gallery Backstage 7:00pm
2029 North Lake Avenue Altadena, CA 91001;

–Merle Jagger, The Groovy Rednecks, Simon Stokes, The Cheatin’ Kind @ The Redwood Bar 9pm 316 W. 2nd Street downtown LA 213-680-2600

–Jackshit @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop 8:00pm 3101 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405

–R ‘n’R and Doo Wop Valentines Day Show @ Mission Tobacco Lounge 9pm/$10
with Miguel and the Atomic 3, Los Deans, DJ’s Lil Jose, Savage Bros
3630 University Avenue Riverside, CA 92501-3331 (951) 682-4427

–Border Radio @ Folk Music Center 7:30 $10 220 Yale Ave, Claremont, Ca. Call (909) 624-2928

–The Blue Dolphins (Victoria Scott, Alphonso Rodenas) @ The Pig & Whistle 9pm
6714 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA

–Exene Cervenka & Phil Alvin, Petunia & the Vipers@ Viva CAntina 10:00pm
900 West Riverside Drive Burbank, CA 91506

–Road Kill Kings @ Mother’s Tavern 2-7pm
16701 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, California

–Damngivers with Osco Fiasco @ The Bull Bar 3316 E. 7th Street Long Beach, CA

–White Denim, Caught a Ghost, Deep Valley @ The Satellite 9:00pm
1717 Silverlake Blvd. Silverlake, CA

–Ranch Party @ EB’s Wine Bar with The Baron Sisters 7pm
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA;

Sunday, February 12
Susan James hosts a screening of Oscar-winning documentary, “Inside Job” @ The Topanga Public Library 1:30 pm Free
“this Oscar-winning documentary showing exactly how Wall Street’s risky behavior—and Washington’s inaction—caused the global economic collapse. A great way to meet pr…(more)ogressives in the area and talk about how we can create change together. Please arrive at 1:30pm, we’ll begin the film at 2pm, and chat together from 4pm to 4:45. Snacks and refreshments will be served”
Full address when you RSVP:

–Benefit for longtime LA roots scene supporter Sylvia Flowers to defray medical expenses w/Big Manny & friends (inc. members of Los Fabulocos, Blazers), James Intveld, Tommy Salcido, Dale Peterson, Groovy Rednecks, Psychedelic Cowboys, Black Tongued Bells, Kathy Robertson, Lisa Haley, Ray Campi, Karen Tobin, Patty Booker, Rick Shea, Bliss Bowen, Lightnin’ Willie & the Poor Boys, Dan Janisch, Skip Heller, Ronnie Mack and the Barndance Band @ the VFW in the City of Industry, 2-9 pm; $10 donation. Raffle & potluck. Info:;

–Austin Hanks & the Kalifornia Kingsnakes @ the Piano Bar in Hollywood, 4-7 pm.
6429 Selma Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90028-7310 (323) 466-2750

–Damngivers, The Fallen Stars @ The Down and Out 9pm/ Free
501 S. Spring Street, downtown LA

–Peter Kavanaugh weekly @ Vintage Enoteca Wine Bar in LA 7554 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046-3413 (323) 512-5278

–Every Sunday @ The Press “Sunday Night Living Room Jam”–different host each week! 129 Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711; 


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Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.