Halina Janusz

Halina Janusz is a performer, songwriter, children’s music specialist, and recording artist who grew up in the Southern California folk music scene. While she is most well known as a vocalist, singing everything from Rock and Blues to Country, Folk, Funk, Pop and R&B, Halina also plays several instruments including banjo and guitar.

Her father, Mike Janusz, was a well-known Folk singer and songwriter in Los Angeles during the 60’s and 70’s, performing regularly at clubs like the iconic Ash Grove on Melrose and McCabe’s guitar shop in Santa Monica, and also at memorable festivals like the Monterey Folk festival.

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Radio Venice S14.E10 – July 12, 2020

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Drumdala is an audio-visual performance group specializing in a fusion of tribal, modern dance, and cinematic styles. It is based around a unique instrument designed by Richard Sherwood called The Drumdala – mandala of drums. This instrument is a blend of acoustic and tonal electronic drums which can loop and layer a vast array of sounds.

The design inspiration for the instrument comes from the Taiko drumming tradition, early electronic drummers, DJ culture, and visionary instrument inventor William Close. Richard has performed around the world with Mr. Close’s Earthharp Collective for the past 15 years. The drumdala is an evolution of Mr. Close’s drumcloud with the latest electronic looping technology. ​

Richard’s playing style comes from many places including African, Indian, Japanese, and Middle Eastern drumming traditions, modern dance music, and good old rock ‘n’ roll.

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Radio Venice S14.E10 – July 12, 2020

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Son Vo

Son Vo is a diverse songwriter with a unique life story that’s helped shape his path into becoming a versatile musician. Also a singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, mixer and producer, he’s been writing music for over 30 years.

Growing up listening to all types of music, his writing style reflects just that: blues, rock, country, Americana, acoustic instrumentals, Latin jazz, reggae, 60’s pop and more can be heard in his many releases.

He’s also the bandleader of the Americana rock jam band, Mother Jones, a unit of top notch musicians who’ve released 3 albums and performed extensively 15+ years. Son’s also performed in many bands as a bassist throughout the last 20+ years in Los Angeles, playing all types of music.

Son continuously records and releases music at his home recording studio, so check back often for more music.

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Radio Venice S14.E10 – July 12, 2020

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Utah Funk

Utah Funk is a multi instrumentalist from Philadelphia Pennsylvania who uses his vast array of styles and sounds to captivate people who like all genres of music. The sound is reminiscent of psychedelic sounds from the 60’s and 70’s mixed with new age indie alternative tastes such as Mac Demarco and yellow days.

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Radio Venice S14.E09 – July 5, 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.

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Radio Venice S14.E09 – July 5, 2020

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Regis Jr

Regis Jr plays bass for the band Mercy Jones. In his downtime, he’s a singer/songwriter. Wait, did he get that backwards? Regis Jr is writing about himself in the third person. He’s never met a guitar he didn’t like. He’s got music in the Roger Corman film Carnosaur – about some T-Rexes who take over the world. He’s stoked to be playing for you on Radio Venice.

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Radio Venice S14.E09 – July 5, 2020

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Cristina Vane

Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, 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 American folk music, creating her own flavor of the blues. Whether on the Venice boardwalk busking by the beach or on a stage in Mississippi, her signature resonator bottleneck 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. She has love for many kinds of music, ranging from baroque classical to punk and metal. 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.

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