Category Archives: This Week

Cristina Vane

Based out of Venice Beach, Los Angeles, 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 folk, creating her own flavor of the blues. Whether on the Venice boardwalk busking by the beach or on a stage on the Sunset Strip, her signature silver resonator, slide guitar 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. 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.

She has been performing in the Southern California area for two years, and spent summers gigging in both New York and London previous to her move to Venice. Her effervescent and edgy personality make for entrancing live performances, which she has honed with hours of practice playing in venues across the city as well as busking for the public on Venice Beach. It is safe to say Cristina lives through music, it saturates her life and is, for her, a necessary vehicle for expression.

Cristina Vane on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S10.E03 – January 27, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E02 – September 16, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E13 – March 4, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E07 – September 10, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E08 – April 30, 2017
Radio Venice S03.E05 – June 5, 2016
Radio Venice #25 – March 27, 2016
Radio Venice #23 – March 13, 2016
Radio Venice #22 – March 6, 2016
Radio Venice #21 – February 28, 2016
Radio Venice #18 – February 7, 2016
Radio Venice #9 – November 15, 2015
Radio Venice #3 – October 4, 2015

Click to enlarge / Photo Credits: Karen Criswell and Artem Barinov Photography

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Brother Billy Stobo

Born from the tradition of bringing good stories to music, Brother Billy’s first release “Don’t Fall Asleep on the Tracks” has conjured up spirits of the past with tales of jilted love, pointed historical commentary, and folks having raucous good time.

With the evocative puberty anthem “Red Ribbon” to the cynical retort of “Your Grand Design” he gets right to the sweet, the sad, and the naughty.

His Hopeless Choir is a revolving door of many talented musicians that give a little to help a lot in lifting up the spirit of his oh-so-spirited music.

From the snow-capped mountains of Oklahoma to the pale-painted deserts of Louisiana – from the coal-firing cost of California to the sweeping serenity of New York City – everyone could use the kind of smile that comes from spending a little time with Brother Billy.

Brother Billy on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S10.E03 – January 27, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E09 – May 20, 2018
Radio Venice S06.E07 – September 10, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E02 – July 2, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E05 – April 9, 2017
Radio Venice 1 Year Anniversary Show – September 25, 2016
Radio Venice #17 – January 31, 2016
Radio Venice #14 with Spiel – January 10, 2016
Radio Venice #1 – September 20, 2015

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Isaac Irvin

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!

Isaac Irvin on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S10.E03 – January 27, 2019
Radio Venice S07.E10 with Los Pochos – February 11, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E07 with DEAN – September 10, 2017
Radio Venice live from The Townhouse / S03.E10 with DEAN – July 10, 2016
Radio Venice #11 with DEAN – November 29, 2015
Radio Venice #4 – October 11, 2015

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Barry Conley

Barry Conley is a professional recording engineer, producer and musician. In his formative years, Barry studied electronic and experimental music composition with Earle Brown (cohort of John Cage) and Morton Subotnick.

Barry’s professional career started with an engineering position at Baby’O Recorders in Hollywood where he worked with George Harrison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Barry went on to work at Sunset Sound and Paramount Recording Studios with such artists as Miles Davis, B.B. King, Ike Turner, and The Stray Cats.

Barry Conley on Radio Venice

Barry and his Outofcontrol-atron have become a regular feature on the couch of Radio Venice … click here to see all the archived shows

Radio Venice #21 – February 28, 2016
Radio Venice #19 – February 14, 2016
Radio Venice #17 – January 31, 2016
Radio Venice #15 – January 17, 2016
Radio Venice #14 – January 10, 2016
Radio Venice #13 – December 12, 2015
Radio Venice #12 – December 6, 2015
Radio Venice #11 – November 29, 2015
Radio Venice #10 – November 22, 2015
Radio Venice #9 – November 15, 2015
Radio Venice #8 – November 8, 2015

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Michael Jost

Born in Dreieich, just outside of Frankfurt Germany, guitarist Michael Jost (pronounced ‘yoast’), found his way to the bohemian Venice Beach boardwalk, in Los Angeles California, where he now lives and makes music.

Owing to Michael’s unique European heritage, his rigorous classical training, and his 21st Century American experience, you can hear something very different in his passionate, Spanish-style guitar. Michael’s travel companion is Miss Lucy, a Flamenca guitar built by Tomas Delgado of Candelas Guitars. She has a strong character, with a warm and beautiful sound.

Michael has a unique sound. His music is a journey in time and space fueled by his passion for music and his instrument. His influences are very multicoloured and involve different styles, continents and time periods from Paco De Lucia and Stravinsky to Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.

No two of Michael’s live performances are ever the same, drawing from his recent albums, Zeitlos and California Burning, as well as unreleased songs from his upcoming album, Concierto.

Zeitlos is a timeless and unique blend of acoustic, classical and flamenco styles, entwined with the sounds and soul of Venice, California. His earlier album, California Burning, is a psychedelic fusion of electric and acoustic guitar. more Michael Jost »