Category Archives: Musical Guests

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 »

Charlie Garrett

Houston in the Blind’s Limbs is a deep sigh of a record—hypnotic, meditative, serene and sublime, its dreamy mix of shoegaze, psych rock and overcast pop propelled forward by insistent, machine-precise drums. Slow and steady, like an impending cold front. Call it a Southern Sea Change.

What would become the Athens, Ga., band’s debut release started, for all intents and purposes, as a solo record from singer/guitarist Charlie Garrett. But soon after the sessions with producer Kalen Nash of New West Records band Ponderosa, Garrett assembled an impressive group of musicians to perform the album live—drummer Darren Dodd (Butch Walker, Ponderosa), keyboardist John Watkins (Dead Confederate, St. Pe) and singer/bassist Corinne Lee (Snowden). “From the first show we played together,” Garrett says, “I realized pretty quickly that this was going to be a band, and not just some dude playing acoustic guitar with a bunch of hired guns.” more Charlie Garrett »

Danny McGaw

Danny McGaw brings together the tough edge of Northern English rock and the soul of American folk. In songs packed with passion and complexity, Manchester born Danny McGaw, draws from the experiences of a long personal journey. A pro-soccer player turned street singer, Danny honed his skills on the sidewalks of Santa Monica, before finding his way to Kansas City, where he quickly established a reputation as a singer and songwriter of rare intensity. more Danny McGaw »

César Mateus

César Mateus has been teaching, and performing, recording, and composing for over 25 years. His teaching specialties are Rock, Blues, Classical, Flamenco, and Jazz guitar, and composition and theory.

He has recently performed on the “Smallville” and “Charlie’s Angels” television series, and also performs in France and Montréal, Québec. He composes orchestral music, Jazz, and has recently released a Latin Jazz CD “Of Red and White” with Brent Fischer, Frank Petrilli, Robert Fernandez and an all star line-up of renown musicians. more César Mateus »

TD Lind

What an Englishman was doing living in the Highlands of Louisville, Kentucky is really anyone’s guess but TD Lind knew he was pursuing an inescapable dream to become a singer and a songwriter. This dream had moved him away from home and into a rock’n roll band that travelled across Britain playing bars and pubs, it had put him into small night clubs in London and had him playing Jazz piano in the Duc De Lombard over a winter in Paris. Then somewhere between him singing blues nightly at Arthur’s Tavern across from his room on Christopher Street in New York, a cab ride that took him to New Orleans, and making coffee for sessions at Ocean Way studios in Los Angeles, he found four great musicians, formed a band, and made Louisville, Kentucky home. more TD Lind »