Lantz Lazwell & the Vibe Tribe service the deep, melodic desires that drives us to dance, while dazzling the senses with a complete immersive experience … unparalleled.
Lantz has not only been a national touring artist for years, but has sat in with and played alongside with such greats as George Clinton and Funkadelic, Bernie Worrel (Talking Heads), Norwood Fisher and Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Stephen Perkins (Janes Addiction), Cory Glover and Doug Wimbish (Living Colour), The Neville Brothers, Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Eric McFadden (The Animals), Afrolicious, Vokab Kompany; but also was the winner of a Los Angeles Music Award for “Best Rock Male Vocalist” in 2007. And also appeared in 2014 as the house band on the Andy Dick Show.
The New Album “Counter Clockwise” is due out in spring of 2019. And they just released a new single “Do it Again”, which got its first radio play on KRXQ (sacramento CA) in Fall of 2018.
They are a festival staple … a powerhouse of talent and showmanship … Lantz Lazwell & the Vibe Tribe bring the funk ‘n’ soul anthem back into your heart & rock you right.
Drawing from his Nashville roots, film composer, singer songwriter, producer, and performer Andy Tubman aka Skinnytubs creates lilting melodies and sensual grooves which captivate with warm intimacy. Songs such “Do It Again” from the 2016 Keith Gattis produced album, Sea of Sin, evoke the sounds of Jeff Buckley and Ray LaMontagne with emotional spellbinding and stunning simplicity.
The cofounding member of the LA based Jane Does, Skinnytubs now prepares for his self-produced and soon-to-be-released solo album Ether. With a diverse collaborative cast including Dennis Hamm of Thundercat (keys and synth), and James King of Fitz and the Tantrums (flute), Ether is a soul pop masterwork that woos listeners into melancholy rapture.
Originating from Salt Lake City in Utah, Winter Grain is a Folk-Americana band comprised of players from all walks of life. In the winter of 2016, between new friendships and old, the band came together to collectively share in a new music project to craft songs from their wide variety of backgrounds.
Winter Grain is the product of folk/country vocals, three part harmonies, dueling guitars, and lyrical story-telling. The project has no rules as to what style they may create. It was simply agreed that they want to craft good, fun, and beautiful music that can honor any stage they bring it to.
Within their short time together, they have recorded a self-titled EP with Grammy Award winner and producer, Ryan Hadlock at Bear Creek Studio, and a follow-up EP out of Pale Horse Sound in Salt Lake City.
Winter Grain are Kate Anderson – guitar, vocals; Secily Anderson – guitar, vocals; and Scott Klismith – guitar, vocals.
Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Cristina Vane is taking the town by storm with her unique blend of blues and folk. Originally from Europe, she draws from such a great host of influences that it is impossible to compare her music to any one artist. That being said, she draws decisively from country blues, delta blues, and American folk music, creating her own flavor of the blues. Whether on the Venice boardwalk busking by the beach or on a stage in Mississippi, her signature resonator bottleneck playing and powerful vocals are unmistakable and unforgettable.
Before falling in love with the blues, Cristina spent her childhood and adolescence studying classical voice, music theory, piano and flute, ever consumed by music. She has love for many kinds of music, ranging from baroque classical to punk and metal. This theme continues throughout her career today; while she predominantly plays slide guitar, she employs fingerpicking, acoustic, electric guitar techniques, as well as clawhammer banjo playing.
Cristina had been performing in the Southern California area for nearly four years when she embarked on a 5 month tour, summer of 2018. While Cristina spent summers gigging in both New York and London previous to her move to Venice, she had never traveled the United States extensively and found her tour to be a personal and musical success. Her effervescent and edgy personality make for entrancing live performances, which she has honed with hours of practice playing in venues across the country as well as busking for the public on Venice Beach for several years. It is safe to say Cristina lives through music, it saturates her life and is, for her, a necessary vehicle for expression.
What is a Pocho? One who lacks proficiency in Spanish but is of Mexican descent. So with that out of the way who are Los Pochos?
Los Pochos is a three Spanish guitar and vocal collaboration born in Venice Beach, CA. Band members Isaac Irvin (from El Paso, Texas), Michael Jost (from Frankfurt, Germany) and Rick Boston (from Alberta, Canada) started playing together in Venice for fun, but soon were being asked to play at parties and art shows.
Isaac Irvin sings in Spanish and English and this combination makes for a great blend of Tex Mex and south of the border vocals. Michael Jost is an accomplished flamenco and rock guitarist and is also a record producer with his own eclectic Radio Venice weekly internet broadcast. Rick Boston is a multi instrumentalist, musician, film composer and record producer, now enamored with his Spanish gut string guitar.
With Mexican rock songs such as Negra Tomasa and Cuban traditional El Quarta de Tula the three pochos dig into these Latin sounds with the fun of a Manu Chao but the instrumental skill of a Gypsy King. Well, almost!
Following the 2015 solo EP release, songwriter and guitarist Isaac Irvin didn’t give fans any time to lament instead he hit the ground running with his new project DEAN, a harder-edged continuation of his work. Since then Isaac has proven himself quite the frontman, impressing audiences around LA with rollicking performances of tunes like “Walk Away” and “Alive”. He throws in a few classic numbers like “Silverlake” and “holding on to you” for good measure, ensuring fans both old and new get to rock out to their favorite jams.
Isaac is also passionate about mixing up his Latin heritage with the folk rock world with his unique blend of bicultural music. It is through Isaac’s collection of powerful Folk/Latin rock songs that he brings listeners along on the journey the took him through the wreckage, toward the resurrection and, ultimately to the revolución en su corazón. Join him on this epic adventure!
Ellis Hall, “The Ambassador of Soul” known for singing, songwriting and as a musician playing every instrument with a strong 5 octave vocal range and was the lead vocalist and keyboardist for the soul-funk band Tower of Power.
He performs with most elite symphony orchestras worldwide including: His first being the Hollywood Bowl under the direction of his mentor Ray Charles. Since then he has performed with prestigious 81-piece orchestras including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Marvin Hamlisch conducting to playing with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra and more.
Ellis is currently performing two orchestra concept shows “Ray, Motown and Beyond” features such hits as Motown’s Heard It Through the Grapevine and Tower of Power’s Some Days Were Meant for Rain. With the second half of the show paying tribute to Ray Charles featuring hit songs like, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Unchain My Heart, Hit the Road Jack, and Georgia on My Mind.
Ellis’ other show, “Soul Unlimited” (conducted by Jeff Tyzik) is where he “Ellis-izes” songs from David Bowie’s Let’s Dance to Something by George Harrison, Beatles along with Motown and other Soul hits.
Born in Savannah, Georgia and raised partly in Claxton, GA. Ellis has been blind since he was 18 years old, but that doesn’t stop him from is mission in life. In fact, it has been the driving force behind the creation of a 3,800 songs catalog full of Soul, Gospel, Blues and Pop compositions. Among these works is the official song for his hometown of Claxton Georgia. He has worked alongside other greats such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Toby Keith, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Bobby Womack, George Duke, Sheila E., Kenny G and many more. In addition, he was one of the lead vocalists of the California Raisins.
Ellis has also successfully had his hand at Hollywood, recording and performing songs for live action and animated films such as “The Lion King 2,” “Shrek 2,” “Chicken Run,” “Invincible” and “Bruce Almighty”. The Ambassador has even taken acting roles in “Big Momma’s House” (Martin Lawrence) and the crime drama “Catch Me If You Can” (Leonardo DiCaprio) and “Revival” (Harry Lennix). Along with these amazing films, Mr. Hall was nominated for an Ovation Theater Award as “Best Lead Actor in a Musical” for his first stage role in “The Gospel at Colonus” where he not only sang and acted but also walked the stage and stair props with nearly no assistance.
After more than 20 years away from music, Eugene returned (in 2015) with only his classical guitar remaining, and re-learned his craft by studying the music he was listening to at the time: Brazilian Bossa Nova.
Developing a small repertoire, Eugene began playing at open mics in the Tucson area, and also began writing music (which he hadn’t done in the previous musical life).
Three years after having picked up the guitar again, Eugene was playing weekly gigs in the Tucson area, and had completed a 7-song EP of original compositions.
Eugene recently joined LA artist Aaron Gilmartin at the Field Trippin Music Festival (Taos, NM) as accompanying guitarist. Currently he plays as The Eugene Boronow Duo, performing sets of originals an Bossa-Nova covers. Eugene is also lead guitarist in another band, Natty & The Sunset, performing songs from artist Natalie Pohanic.