Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy New Year! Singer/Songwriter Brad Colerick performs in Beckman Institute Auditorium, January 14 and Cajun/Zydeco band The Revelers in Ramo Auditorium January 28!

Brad Colerick, the fine singer and songwriter will perform in Beckman Institute Auditorium on Saturday, January 14 2017. Brad’s 4th recording, Tucson has been getting lots of attention and it includes guest appearances by Herb Pedersen, April Verch, and Steve Hanson.

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Brad Colerick has been an important factor for the Los Angeles area’s songwriters and performers. You might be familiar with his music series in South Pasadena, where he presented, performed with, and learned from many other fine songwriters and musicians as his own world view and voice continuted to evolve. His songwriting is personal, his guitar provides a solid accompaniment and he has a very fine voice. Terry Boland wrote the following for No Depression:

“When singer-songwriter, Brad Colerick moved to Los Angeles from Nebraska he carried with him the heart of the country in a town that wasn’t known for its affection for country music. But it the songs came as natural to him as the flow of a wild midwestern river. He began in his youth with a pure love for the music, writing his own unique folk-country songs that reflected his surrounding landscape in stories and melodies to match his inner visions. He has always written big sky songs that mined deeply into the heart. This is the clearest signature of his critically acclaimed 2014 release, Tucson. His songs are heart sketches, traces of longing, of love lost and found, redeamened in the art of song.”

Brad will will be joined by two other musicians, Guillermo Guzman on bass and Tim Fleming on Pedal steel guitar. Hear Brad sing his song, This is what I do. Don’t miss his debut with the Pasadena Folk Music Society! The show will be in Beckman Institute Auditorium (Little Beckman) and tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. Tickets can be purchased on the phone (626-395-4652) with a credit card (a service charge will be added per order) or purchased at the Caltech Public Events Ticket Office at the Winnett Student Center for face value (Generally open Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM).

Tickets: $15 / $5 for Caltech students and children

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The Revelers, from Louisiana, are sure to raise the roof in Ramo Auditorum (the building south of Beckman Auditorium- Big Beckman- on the left side of the grass) on Saturday, January 28. We needed a bigger space, both for the size of the band and the size of the audience. Six very talented guys, with an accordion, a fiddle, a saxaphone, several good singers, and more! The Revelers play a gumbo of styles with an emphasis on Cajun and zydeco. Click here to hear a few songs by these guys, and get an idea of how talented each of the guys in the band is!
Tickets: $25 / $5 for Caltech students and children

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If you are looking for ways to observe Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16, including parades and celebrations, check here.

We note with sadness, the death of Jules Dervais on December 23, 2016. Jules started Urban Homestead on Cypress Avenue in Pasadena in 1985, developing a family organic farm in the city, later including a weekly live music scene of its own.  Along with daughters Anais, Jordanne, and son, Justin, they maintained and lived in this wonderful and hopeful setting that demonstrates a beautiful, living environment.  Jules was a kind, hard-working, and dedicated visionary and we are glad to see that his children are planning to continue his work.  See their words on his passing here.

For Prairie Home Companion fans, the road show will be coming to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with new host, Chris Thile, on January 21 and tickets are on sale now. Musical guests have not yet been announced. And Prairie Home Companion founder and former host, Garrison Keillor, will be coming to California himself in January also. He won’t quite make it to Los Angeles, but he will be at the Granada Theater, Santa Barbara on Sunday, January 22, Turlock Community Center on Tuesday, January 24, the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Wednesday, January 25, the Fred Kavli Theater- Thousand Oaks Civic Arts on Thursday, January 26, and McCallum Theater in Palm Desert on Friday, January 27. You can get tickets here.