Category Archives: Musical Guests

Neil Allesee

Neil Allesee has a unique sound with roots in rock, alternative, jam, funk, and blues; he has developed a tasteful collection of originals.

Allesee has played over 1,000 gigs in the last 5 years and is recording his 3rd solo album currently. Allesee worked the Chicagoland area for over 10 years playing with several different acts. more Neil Allesee »

Juliana Riccardi

A native to Queens, New York, Juliana was exposed to a range of music culture from an early age including jazz. She attended the nation’s oldest public college in West Harlem: City College Of New York as a Jazz Vocal Performance major. She has led a collective of professional musicians from NYC to LA for over 10 years of live music for special events, formerly known as JRMG and now as Wind And Wheels Music Collective.

Juliana started her songwriting in New York City, playing famous venues like Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End. Now out in LA, she has created a body of work influenced by classic blues, folk and jazz which will be released by the end of this year. Her influences include Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison and Billie Holiday. “Say something simple…” a line from one of her songs titled “Simple” reflects her current songwriting motto.

“Writing songs is ultimately about sharing with others–reaching and touching each other in ways we all can understand. A simple message and thought connects the pathways between us and unites us using the heart. That’s a style that will always resonate”
– Juliana Riccardi

Juliana Riccardi on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E05 with Runson Willis – April 22, 2018

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Runson Willis

He never misses a note. With over 10 years of experience with the guitar combined with his extensive performing and touring record, Runson Willis is finally ready to embark on his solo career. The Los Angeles based artist, calls on his idols, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, Willie Guthrie and Willie Nelson as constant reminder of the level of greatness he is working toward. With roots in the deep south, you can hear the soul in every lyric he sings and note he plays.

Runson is geared up and ready to bring his music to the world! From his own words:

“this guitar is noisy, beat up and it may have a lot of scratches on it. But it’s true, it’s lasted a long time and it hasn’t gone anywhere. And I think it’s like me.”

Runson Willis on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E05 with Juliana Riccardi – April 22, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 – April 1, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E05 – July 23, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E03 – February 26, 2017
Radio Venice S04.E05 – October 9, 2016
Radio Venice S03.E11 – July 24, 2016

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Golden Buddha

It’s a long story …

They are the originators of the Mantra-Rock sound of the 90’s which has now infused itself into the consciousness of the new millennia.

With Teo Castro on Guitar and Vocals, Billy Stobo on Drums, and Jeffrey Dimmick on Bass, Golden Buddha becomes a mixture of ancient tones and modern sounds, interwoven with funky tribal rhythms and a hard biting edge.

  • The pulsating grooves of the bass are sensual and erotic.
  • The unrelenting drums are thunderous and melodic.
  • The soaring guitars and mystic vocals are penetrating and chaotic.

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The Deltaz

The Deltaz have worked over a decade to master a wide spectrum of sounds, from heavy blues and psychedelic rock to classic country and folk. Brothers John Siegel and Ted Siegel spend many of their days perfecting new records at a handmade studio adjacent to residence in the hills of Mulholland Highway that overlook Los Angeles. They have become mainstays at a nearby Southern Californian institution, The Old Place, regularly performing for patrons at the ever-packed restaurant in the mountains. There, they caught the ear of the late bassist Rick Rosas (Neil Young, Joe Walsh), who became a mentor to the group. They spend their remaining hours rigorously touring, headlining shows across the country while attracting the attention of sonic peers such as alt-country act The White Buffalo and Mississippi Blues legend Watermelon Slim, playing with both on several occasions. The Deltaz have had their music placed on CMT and MTV television shows such as Jersey Shore and Party Down South.

The Deltaz were formed while the brothers were still in high school. The boys had already immersed themselves in the last century of popular music by that point, and this passion led them both to quickly pick up their respective instruments of choice. Ted has grown into one of the sharpest guitarists among the independent scene in Los Angeles today, while commanding drummer John has expanded his role in the group over the years to include impressive harmonica work and vocal harmonies that leave audiences overwhelmed at his coordination. The two have clearly learned to work with each other, feeding off of each other’s talents to bring ever-climactic performances to energized and extremely diverse audiences.

The Deltaz on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E04 – April 15, 2018

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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 »

The Morning Yells

The Morning Yells is a Los Angeles band made up of siblings Phil and Laura Stancil, who have played music together their entire lives. Also in the band are multi-instrumentalists Trevor Smith and Curran McDowell. The band released its debut EP “Proper Wilted” last fall, and is currently at Boulevard Recording working on an album to be released late this Summer. All four members write songs and play multiple instruments, and when they’re not playing music they can be found playing a game of pool at Hinano’s or Crawfords in their downtime.

The Morning Yells on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E03 – April 8, 2018

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Regina Ferguson

Regina Ferguson is an old soul for a new generation. Based in Los Angeles and born in Philadelphia, this classically trained sultry singer-songwriter is fueled by her love of soul, pop and roots-rock.

Regina released her debut album “Movin’ On” in July of 2016. She has released two music videos featuring singles from her album including “The Road” & “7th St.” Check out the videos here: Youtube

From 2012-2017 Ferguson performed as a solo artist in Charleston, playing her enticing originals on guitar and keys and playing frequently with her band at well-known clubs like The Music Farm, Charleston Music Hall, The Pour House and Royal American. She was involved in a variety of musical projects, including an acoustic guitar duo and a jazz duo and was a vocalist with Charleston Groove Factory, an event band fronted by Ben Fagan. Fagan was a co-write on Meghan Trainor’s “3am”. Trainor’s album went on to become a massively successful multi-platinum album. From 2013-2017 Regina played keyboard and sang with Fagan’s original band the Holy City Hooligans performing annually at Envision Festival in Costa Rica. This funky, rock-reggae music group has shared a bill with Sheryl Crow, The Revivalists and Xavier Rudd.

Her latest collab and feature is on “Visitors.2” by Terraphonics.

Regina’s latest self produced track is a cover of Alina Baraz and Khalid’s track “Electric”, now streaming on all major platforms.

She is now living in Los Angeles performing as a solo artist as well as fronting a 5 piece band. She has performed at The Kibitz Room, Skinny’s Lounge and Los Globos and made her debut with SoFar Sounds LA in February. She is currently writing and producing original music for her second album.

Regina Ferguson on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E03 – April 8, 2018

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Witucky Derby

Witucky Derby is an American singer-songwriter with influences from folk, funk, soul, rhythm & blues with a bit of reggae and rock & roll. Lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, Kevin J Witucki, is currently writing, recording and performing in Los Angeles, California.

His music crosses many genres and musical findings, with influences such as Led Zeppelin and the Beatles, Witucky Derby uses harmonies and sometimes simple structures to conform his tunes into the little gems they are. With songs written about freedom and gun control, relationship problems and solutions, be sure to keep an eye out for new music from this powerful singer-songwriter.

Witucky Derby on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E03 – April 8, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E04 – December 3, 2017
Radio Venice #26 – April 3, 2016

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