Michael Jost

Born in Dreieich, just outside of Frankfurt Germany, guitarist Michael Jost (pronounced ‘yoast’), found his way to the bohemian Venice Beach boardwalk, in Los Angeles California, where he now lives and makes music.

Owing to Michael’s unique European heritage, his rigorous classical training, and his 21st Century American experience, you can hear something very different in his passionate, Spanish-style guitar. Michael’s travel companion is Miss Lucy, a Flamenca guitar built by Tomas Delgado of Candelas Guitars. She has a strong character, with a warm and beautiful sound.

Michael has a unique sound. His music is a journey in time and space fueled by his passion for music and his instrument. His influences are very multicoloured and involve different styles, continents and time periods from Paco De Lucia and Stravinsky to Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.

No two of Michael’s live performances are ever the same, drawing from his recent albums, Zeitlos and California Burning, as well as unreleased songs from his upcoming album, Concierto.

Zeitlos is a timeless and unique blend of acoustic, classical and flamenco styles, entwined with the sounds and soul of Venice, California. His earlier album, California Burning, is a psychedelic fusion of electric and acoustic guitar. more Michael Jost »

Prince Diabaté

Prince Diabaté hails from a prominent, Malinké family from Guinea, West Africa. He learned his art from his father, Djéli Sori Diabaté. Breaking with tradition, his father also taught Prince’s mother, Hadja Djeli Sira Cissoko, to play kora. The young boy became an exceptionally early starter by accompanying his parents to their concerts throughout West Africa. Despite his father’s disapproval, he decided to make music his life. When he was eight years old, form Guinean President, Sekou Toure, came to his home town, Kindia, for a celebration in Independence Square. Braving the outraged soldiers and his own fear, the young musician grasped his kora, threw himself at the President s feet and played a special song for him. Greatly touched by his skill and audacity, Sekou Toure became his benefactor, enrolling him in the National Children’s Theater in Conakry. At 16 years of age, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, he stumbled upon a videocassette of Jimi Hendrix, and entered the international kora competition. Taking first prize that day ‘Prince Diabaté, Prince of the Kora’.

Prince Diabaté on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E06 – October 14, 2018
Radio Venice Season 9 Premiere – September 9, 2018

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Feisty Heart

Feisty Heart is an American rock duo based out of Venice Beach, California. Comprised of Ruthie Garibay (electric guitar, vocals) and Stuart Johnson (drums, bass), their sound embodies blues, rock and roll and Americana with 60s/70s pop and rock songwriting influences. They currently perform as a “two-person-trio”.

Feisty Heart on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E06 – October 14, 2018
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Paul Chesne

Fake 3rd Person
Manifesto
Why we play music:

For the love of it. Because we’re hungry. To make people happy and dance. To make all the pretty girls cry. Because we’re high. Because we’re low. Because we’re drunk or ascetic. Because we can’t in good conscience do anything else.

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Paul Chesne (born June 4, 1976) is an American rock n’ roll singer-songwriter and guitarist.

He has traveled throughout the United States and played well over 1200 shows since 1999 including cutting his teeth playing upwards of 150 times at the infamous Kibitz Room in Canter’s Deli. He also held court with a 9 year residency at O’Brien’s Pub in Santa Monica.

Paul Chesne on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E05 – October 7, 2018

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Oceanator

Immense amounts of wonder and power are often found tucked away in the most dark and unpredictable parts of the ocean. In much the same way, immense amounts of wonder and power can be found throughout Brooklyn, NY solo artist Oceantor’s work– even in the most dark and unpredictable moments.

Elise Okusami has been a musician since the tender age of 9 years old when she first learned to play guitar. Her current force of nature quality is clearly inspired by a lifelong intense passion for music. In the 4th grade, soon after learning guitar, Okusami started her first band with her brother and a few friends. She hasn’t slowed since then, also having drummed for multiple projects in New York. As she eventually grew into her solo musical endeavor, Oceanator, Okusami has exemplified the sheer power of her project’s namesake through and through.

Oceanator on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E05 – October 7, 2018

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Steven Sawyer

Stephen Sawyer is a professional surfer from Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. He currently travels on the World Longboard Tour both with ASP and with Relik. A true jack-of-all-trades he has learned the art of shaping from his father, a legendary surfboard shaper, Des Sawyer. When he’s not working with his father in the shaving bay he can be found at the world’s best right hand play break in his own backyard right there in South Africa.

In addition to that he travels the world surfing and playing music. He really can’t give up one for the other, he loves the surfing and the music. He calls Venice, California his home here in Southern California when he’s traveling through for surf contests he stays and performs at Sea You Are Free, SURF HOUSE, 582 Venice CA. He will be playing this Sunday with the Death of Politics for the Abbot Kinney Fest.

Steven Sawyer on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E04 – September 30, 2018

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