Barry Keenan, Sandy Ross & Raspin Stuwart in Concert
Friday, August 17, 2012
Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, Ca. 91001
Entertainment charge: $15 per person
Call (626) 798-6236 for reservations.
An acoustic night of well-seasoned, charismatic, high-quality songwriter-performers of varying styles, backgrounds and professional credits. The night features Brit-Pop Rocker Barry Keenan (barrykeenan.com), a Roxy-Whiskey-Troubadour performer who has worked with many major song publishing companies including Warner/Chappell, Universal, All Nations, Criterion and Peer/Southern, had songs featured in the movie Kickboxer, and has received commercial airplay coast to coast on stations like L.A.s KROQ & KLOS, Bostons WCOZ and Sirius Satelite Radio. The night opens with bluesy roots-stylist Raspin Stuwart (raspin.com) whose versions of Donovans Catch the Wind and the Beatles Here Comes the Sun were used in TV series The Wonder Years and whose CD of his own compositions, We Do What We Do, was licensed by Starbucks and given featured play, nationally, in its stores. Between Raspin and Barry is sandwiched van-touring, contemporary folk and acoustic blues artist, Sandy Ross (sandyross.com), who has been published by Warner/Chappell, Filmways, MCA, and Screen Gems/EMI having songs recorded by Kim Carnes and Anne Murray, with her own performances of her songs topping the national folk charts. Raspin, described as a singer that sings to the soul, is currently performing up and down the coast of California playing venues from intimate coffee houses to theaters and large festivals; Barry, described by Music Connection as having enough energy to light up a stadium is currently out promoting his newly released CD, Contrary to Popular Belief, which features his song Our Comfortable Lives which recently stayed at #1 on the Neil Young Living With War Today Music Chart for 62 weeks; and Sandy, described as a woman of substance by Music Connection and a versatile songwriter and a powerful singer by Sing Out!, is currently working on a new CD project and dreaming of once again hitting the open road.
Song listening available on artists websites.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage is located in Altadena and is part of the music and comedy acoustic heart of Southern California. This cozy venue features, almost every night, live, professional musical entertainment of national and international quality. The staging, sound and lighting are all excellent, as is the comfortable seating. Art gallery quality murals depict a Central American coffee bean warehouse, which is the atmosphere of the showroom. Dedicated to the highest form of the musical arts, it is a family appropriate venue. There is plenty of free parking. Everything in and around the club is Handicapped/Disabled accessible and family friendly. To round out the offerings there is an art gallery Coffee House in the front and coffee drinks, pastries, ice cream, sandwiches and salads are available for purchase.