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Stanley Behrens

Stanley “The Baron” Behrens was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. started playing harmonica at the age of five. Stanley went to high school on Long Island. He played music with a blue eyed soul band back in the mid 60’s. Stanley was drafted into the US Army in May of 1967 and spent 2 years on active duty playing his harmonica during Vietnam era. Stationed at Fort Bragg NC Stanley played in a blues rock band 6 nights a week. more Stanley Behrens »

Eugene Boronow

“Someday, I know, we’ll walk in the sun…”

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.

Eugene Boronow on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S10.E02 – January 20, 2019

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George Karpasitis

George Karpasitis is a composer, producer and guitarist based in Los Angeles, California. He blends cinematic sonorities, ambient guitars and Mediterranean influences to create his own style of musical storytelling.

He received his Master’s Degree in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games from Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. During this time he had the opportunity to record his orchestral piece ‘What These Ithakas Mean’ at Abbey Road Studios in London, UK.

His latest EP, titled ‘Sounds of Mar Vista’, is a collection of pieces for solo guitar, combining Mediterranean and blues influences, due for release in early 2019.

George Karpasitis on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 10 Premiere – January 13, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E12 with Runson Willis – November 25, 2018
Radio Venice 100th Episode with Runson Willis and Tim Hui – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 with Runson Willis – April 1, 2018

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Mary Beth Abella

Mary Beth Abella is the recipient of the Lionel Richie Songwriting Scholarship at UCLA Extension, finalist in the Song of the Year contest, a nominee of Westword Magazine’s Best of Denver and was named top 10 artists by the Denver Daily News. Mary Beth sang and played keyboard in Dr. Jinx’s (Sean Combs, aka P Diddy) backup band on the show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and her songs have been featured on MTV’s Real World/Road Rules, in indie films, and on internet and college radio stations across the country and world. She was one of the vocalists for an Old Spice live campaign that was featured on multiple news stations, and as a background singer, her voice can also be heard on TV shows and in movies, such as “Hot Tub Time Machine Too,” multiple episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and “The League.”

Abella has toured in Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Denver, and has performed at dozens of venues and festivals in both Denver and Los Angeles, including playing at the Fiddler’s Green Ampitheater in Denver, the Hotel Cafe, the Roxy, the Farmer’s Market at the Grove, Molly Malone’s, The Satellite, Silverlake Lounge, The Bootleg, and many others with her band or with her other band, The Chromium Heart.

All three of her albums, including “In Another Life,” “Nice Girl” & “What Happened to the Girls?” are available at www.cdbaby.com, iTunes, and everywhere music is found.

Mary Beth Abella on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 10 Premiere – January 13, 2019

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Rusty Tinder

Imagine if Billy Joel started a band with Zac Brown & Gram Parsons. That’s Rusty Tinder!

The singer-songwriter began taking piano lessons when he was six years old, and like most boys decided that sports and girls were more important when he was going into high school. When he told his mom he was quitting piano, she made him take choir. Though 14-year-old Rusty was completely devastated, he now reflects on that choice with gratefulness. Choir galvanized his love for music and made him realize he wanted to share his gift with the world.

After high school graduation, Rusty took his newfound love for singing to new levels by studying Opera in college, though it didn’t last long. In school, Rusty came to the conclusion that he preferred writing his own music and playing in bands. He ended up getting the most general music degree Washington State University had to offer and moved to the Midwest, where he started several jazz-rock bands.

Oddly enough, it was moving back to the West Coast that made the young musician fall in love with country music — a genre he used to make fun of.

Rusty Tinder on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 10 Premiere – January 13, 2019

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Milo Gonzalez

Milo Gonzalez is a guitarist and contortionist from Venice Beach, California. Being a self-taught classical and flamenco style guitarist, and the step-child of the legendary punk rock bass player Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag, Gonzalez’s music derives influence as much from guitar masters such as Paco De Lucia, Vicente Amigo, Andres Segovia, and Leo Brouwer, as it does from modern day heavy rock/metal, and psychedelic music, such as Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, and The Mars Volta. more Milo Gonzalez »

Suzy Williams

Suzy Williams, deemed by LA Weekly as “LA’s Diva Deluxe”, has played venues from Carnegie Hall to the Canary Islands with Van Dyke Parks, Buster Poindexter, Marc Shaiman, Nicholas Ray, and the Pilobolus dance troupe, among others. more Suzy Williams »