Josh Ritter – The New Album, The Current Tour and An Interview

On the heels of his latest album, Josh Ritter gave a superb performance at The Belly Up. Ritter has just released Gathering, his 9th studio album, and it further solidifies his prominence ... Continue Reading →

Tommy Castro and The Painkillers – New Album, Massive Tour and Swaggering Solos

The country is blessed with an innumerable quantity of talented journeyman musicians, who ply their craft day in and day out. Some record, some tour and many toil in undeserved obscurity. ... Continue Reading →

World Premiere – Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

La Jolla Playhouse has one of the most impressive lists when it comes to launching musicals. Add to that list the current world premiere of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. The musical ... Continue Reading →

The Garland Hotel – A Hidden Gem in Hollywood

We had been watching so many other cities launch productions of the musical Hamilton, and finally it was time for Los Angeles. I had been preparing our family for months, and I wanted ... Continue Reading →

Jack Johnson and Jamtown Deliver at Hollywood Bowl

With five guitarists spread across the front line, Jamtown was rivaled only by Eagles the night before at Dodger Stadium who sported six guitarists. The older demo appreciated the swirling ... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Splendor and La Jolla Luxury Meet at La Valencia Hotel

La Jolla has always been the jewel of southernmost California. In fact, that was the Spanish name given by 19th century explorers. The landmark hotel of La Jolla is La Valencia (whose ... Continue Reading →

World Premiere – Maragritaville

Jimmy Buffet is one of a handful of artists who have been able to transcend their original work and move into various other avenues. By developing his Parrothead following in concerts ... Continue Reading →

An American in Paris – Dominion Theatre, London

Undoubtedly some of the best experiences (concerts, theatre, restaurants, etc) are when you enter with medium expectations but the production over-delivers. That was the case for An ... Continue Reading →