Category Archives: This Week

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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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 »