Cindy Kalmenson

California girl leaves her native state for Nashville in ’96 after a brief stint at being an actress in LA. In her 20’s she taught bilingual second grade in Santa Cruz and Santa Monica as well as high school Spanish … After 7 years teaching school she was ready to chase her dream.

At age 34 with no more than a car load of stuff, Cindy moved to Nashville to concentrate solely on writing and singing. Within a year she came out with her debut CD, Let Me Out Here. The title track won first place in the 2003 International Songwriting contest and was featured in the HBO comedy BIG LOVE in 2006. In 2002, she co-produced Witness, with grammy award winner, Jon Randal. The title track won first place at the prestigious Chris Austin songwriter’s contest at MerleFest in 2002.

In 2009 Cindy and her family moved back to California. In that same year Cindy released I’m Not Leaving, which was nominated Americana song of the year and CD of the year by the Los Angeles Music Awards … In 2010 Cindy won best song in the West Coast Songwriting Association for Alabama Bliss.

Cindy Kalmenson on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S15.E10 – November 29, 2020

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Vinnie Caggiano

Vinnie Caggiano, a Venice Resident for 10 years, is originally from New York City and has performed as a guitar soloist; with bands of almost every variety from African to Blues to Jazz to Country; and as accompanist for local singer-songwriters. He has also logged thousands of hours in recording sessions with various artists.

In his solo work he employs guitar looping through which he creates real-time backing tracks which he jams on.

Vinnie is a music writer as well, with a degree in Music Composition. He teaches guitar locally in Venice from beginners to advanced guitarists specializing in Music Theory.

He is currently in the band The Blue Kind.

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Vinnie Caggiano on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S15.E10 – November 29, 2020
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Radio Venice 100th Episode – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice #15 – January 17, 2016
Radio Venice #5 – October 18, 2015
Radio Venice #2 – September 27, 2015

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House of Gong


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House of Gong on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S15.E09 – November 22, 2020

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Jaraneh Nova

Jaraneh Nova is an American born songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist based in Ojai, CA. She has been called the Voice from the Ancestral Well, drawing inspiration from her Native American roots, bringing the essence of Traditional Native American Music and infuses it with modern sound.

Inspired by the pioneers of song and sound. Her artistic journey weaves original music and native heritage into medicine stories that heal and transform. Her lyrics are powerfully born from prayerful states and channeled from ancestral helpers.

Jaraneh Nova on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S15.E09 – November 22, 2020
Radio Venice at Burning Man Day 6 – September 4, 2020
Radio Venice S14.E09 – July 5, 2020

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Cohort is a 5 piece Junk Rock band straight outta west LA. Using combined aspects of jazz, funk, classic punk, rock, and disco, members Jack Ross (bass), Emilio Anamos (drums), Josh Lipp (lead guitar), Miles Tobel (saxophone/keyboard), and Tula Juice (vocals/guitar) aim to get you dancing til’ you drop dead

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Cohort on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S15.E08 – November 15, 2020

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