Category Archives: Musical Guests

Ajna Nirvana

Ajna Nirvana is a nomadic artist. She was born of Polish gypsy parents as a first generation American. Having never lived in one place for too long, she considers herself a world citizen. She is spending her 20s mostly on the Hawaiian islands. Her music is very much so influenced from deep meditations, shamanic ceremonies, and an overall natural perspective on life. Her biggest musical influences include Elliphant, David Bowie, and Shpongle.

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Bryan Meyers

The organic, textural style of Bryan Meyers drumming, along with a passion for the experimental, and desire to be pliable, allows Bryan to shine in an assortment of music genres. Seeing the drum kit as a multi-timbral instrument and not just a collection of role specific devices, Bryan’s playing takes on a holistic, organic approach to music making. This style is rooted in a love of all kinds of music and a desire to bring something special to every playing situation. Born in Southern California in the 60’s put Bryan in a unique time and place for a musician. Growing up listening to The Beatles, Motown, and hard rock, he eventually became a progressive rock fan right when Punk and New Wave came crashing down. He continues to love it all. After playing for a few years, he began to cut his teeth on jazz gigs in Palm Springs during the 80’s. He played a variety of pop, rock, jazz and orchestral gigs in the following years. Whether rocking out with touring bands, improvising esoteric soundtracks for the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Planetarium, or supporting artist like Mike Roe with his percussion/kit drum hybrid, Bryan always manages to get involved in something that stretches him and diversifies his musical palette. Bryan has also played with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, as well as other churches for over 30 years. This has led to regional touring and recording with a variety songwriters and musicians from all over the country. more Bryan Meyers »

Tammy Cash

Tammy Cash has lived in Venice Beach since 2001 and her bungalow (Alec Baldwin lived there during the 80s) has been featured in various reality TV shows on Animal Planet, VH1 etc… Tammy was born at Ft. Belvoir, Alexandria, VA near DC while her father served at the Pentagon in Intelligence/Communications and received the Bronze Star for ground operations against hostile forces. She grew up in Arkansas, in the Bible Belt, singing and dancing and enjoying the freedoms her father fought for. Tammy is an in-law of the Johnny Cash family.

“Call me an in-law, call me an outlaw. I’m Tammy Cash, dammit!”

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Tater Cat

Tater Cat is new to Venice Beach; a Hermosa Beach transplant. Tater Cat grew up in Boston, playing bass for the hard-core punk band Insult. He’s now playing country guitar for Tammy Cash.

The duo met in 2010 at the LA Comedy Awards when they both were producing public access talk shows in their respective cities. They can play “Ode To Billie Joe” and maybe a lick or two from a song they are currently writing called “You Set My Crotch On Fire” a spoof comedy spin on Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire.

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Kyle Stolz

Ever seen a guy play two saxophones at once?

Raised musically in the traditional middle and high school band programs, Kyle has been playing alto, tenor and baritone saxophones since he was 11. Soon after graduation, he joined the Marine Corps as a bandsmen playing French Horn and Saxophone. After gaining a professional performing experience in the corps, he returned to Redding California (from where he hails) to explore college options and the local music scene. more Kyle Stolz »

Kevin Schwarzwald

Violin, Keys, Composition, Bandleader

Paris-born LA native and Grammy Camp alum Kevin Schwarzwald was drawn to the violin at the age of five after hearing a local Hungarian Gypsy band play.

A fourth-generation musician, Kevin spent his time in LA performing regularly at the House of Blues and playing on movie soundtracks and albums ranging in style from metal to rock and pop. He also performed in his father’s contemporary Jazz band alongside Grammy-nominated keyboardist Patrice Rushen, and has played with Keith Urban. more Kevin Schwarzwald »