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Greg Cruz

Venice Street Guitar Player whose music is Roots Americana. Inspired by BB King, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams.

Exclusively Venice and Southern California area.

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Greg Cruz on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S18.E07 – November 7, 2021
Radio Venice S16.E11 – March 28, 2021
Radio Venice S06.E12 – October 2, 2017
Radio Venice 1 Year Anniversary Show – September 25, 2016
Radio Venice S03.E12 – July 31, 2016
Radio Venice #23 – March 13, 2016
Radio Venice #12 – December 6, 2015
Radio Venice #5 – October 18, 2015

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Sunny War

It’s no secret that great art comes from the margins. From those who are either pushed to create from inner forces, or who create to show they deserve to be recognized. Los Angeles based street singer, guitarist, and roots music revolutionary Sunny War has always been an outsider, always felt the drive to define her place in the world through music and songwriting.

As a young black girl growing up in Nashville, she searched for her own roots, looking first to the blues she heard from her mother’s boyfriend, and learning from a local guitarist. Moving to Los Angeles in her teens, she searched for herself in the LA punk scene, playing house shows with FIDLAR, and shoplifting DVDs from big box stores to trade at Amoeba Records for 80s punk albums. But here too she found herself on the outside, working to bridge her foundation in country blues and American roots guitar traditions with the punk scene she called home. She first made her name with this work, bringing a wickedly virtuosic touch on the fingerstyle guitar that sprang from her own self-discoveries on the instrument. But her restless spirit, a byproduct of growing up semi-nomadic with a single mother, led her to Venice Beach, California, where she’s been grinding the pavement for some years now, making a name for her prodigious guitar work and incisive songwriting, which touches on everything from police violence to alcoholism to love found and lost.

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Sunny War on Radio Venice

Radio Venice presents Field Trippin’ Fest – October 24, 2021
Radio Venice Season 17 Premiere – May 16, 2021
Radio Venice S16.E11 – March 28, 2021
Radio Venice at Burning Man Day 5 – September 3, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E11 – March 29, 2020
Radio Venice 150th Episode – July 28, 2019
Radio Venice S11.E05 – June 2, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018
Radio Venice 100th Episode – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S06.E13 – October 29, 2017 with Anus Kings
Radio Venice live at Timewarp – May 28, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E04 – April 2, 2017
Radio Venice S04.E08 – October 30, 2016
Radio Venice #23 – March 13, 2016
Radio Venice #6 – October 25, 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.

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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.

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Billy Stobo on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E08 – March 7, 2021
Radio Venice S15.E09 – November 22, 2020
Radio Venice S14.E08 – June 28, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E11 – March 29, 2020
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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Amberlin

Amberlin is a Long Beach-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who artfully composes spacious soundscapes that she builds musically layer by layer. She has a vision of hope and a desire to use music to bring change to the world.

Amberlin’s love of music started early; she took violin lessons in third grade, before quitting and moving on to keyboard before giving that up. When she was twelve, she worked in the strawberry fields outside Seattle, Washington, where she worked for half a season and used the money she made there to buy her first guitar. Amberlin took lessons for a couple of months before giving them up when she moved to Atlanta, where she attended a high school with an arts program and focused on theatre. Amberlin played guitar on and off, but met up with a classmate who did spoken word poetry; they did some gigs where Amberlin played guitar and her classmate did her poetry. She eventually moved back to California where she picked up drums. She formed a band, singing and playing guitar and picking up bass. Amberlin now plays with an Afro-Latin band, Tropi Corillo, and often sings in other people’s bands.

Amberlin started writing in middle school and was a big fan of pop music, especially Michael Jackson and the Backstreet Boys. “Listening to pop music like the Backstreet Boys really helped me learn about the structure of a song: verse, melody, chorus,” she says. She was writing lyrics in middle school, though sometimes she wrote melodies and sometimes not. Amberlin says she first started writing music in high school. “My theater teacher was very encouraging; he thought my song “Homelessness” was an old Negro spiritual. My bandmate and I were talking about social issues back then. ”

She uses her platform to help people and to give a voice to the voiceless. “I fight because I have hope,” Amberlin says. “I think we are evolving as a society. People are starting to wake up to the inequities of society. What I would like to see are people in power held accountable for their actions. Once we come to terms with our role in it, we can improve it.”

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Amberlin on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 17 Finale – August 8, 2021
Radio Venice Season 15 Finale – December 6, 2020
Radio Venice 100th Episode (as Bambi Feel Good) – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 (as Bambi Feel Good) – April 1, 2018

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Diego Garcia

Diego has been writing and singing for over 20 years and now performs in two bands. He is the lead singer of local indie band Stage 11, who have released “Moments Like These” their third studio record in July 2017. New music coming in 2020 as Stage 11 reaches their 11th year. You can keep up with the band at Stage11Music.com.

Diego is also part of a duo with the band High Noon Whiskey and are in the works to record their first album in the near future.

Diego, Best Male Vocal winner at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2016, can also be seen at his residency, every Thursday night at The Auld Fella, Culver City, and solo around the L.A. area performing original music and supporting the Indie Music scene.

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Diego Garcia on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 17 Finale – August 8, 2021
Radio Venice S14.E02 – May 17, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E02 – January 19, 2020
Radio Venice S10.E05 with Mercury Sound Club – February 10, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E08 – October 28, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E07 – January 21, 2018
Radio Venice S06.E06 – July 30, 2017
Radio Venice S04.E10 – November 20, 2016
Radio Venice 1 Year Anniversary Show – September 25, 2016
Radio Venice #20 – February 21, 2016
Radio Venice #11 – November 29, 2015 with Stage 11
Radio Venice #7 – November 1, 2015 with High Noon Whiskey
Radio Venice #2 – September 27, 2015

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Milo Gonzalez

Milo Gonzalez is a guitarist born of a multi-generational family of artists and musicians native to Venice Beach. With his mother being a rock vocalist, and his step father being a founding member of the renowned hardcore punk band Black Flag, Milo grew up around heavy rock music.

Inspired to play both electric and acoustic guitar, Milo discovered a deep love for ‪flamenco‬ and classical guitar music, finding it’s dark, emotive, and aggressive qualities alluring and similar to that of his rock roots. Milo has developed a unique and hard to define style of music that derives as much influence from legendary guitar virtuosos such as ‪Paco De Lucia‬, and ‪Vicente Amigo‬, as it does from rock/metal/psychedelic legends like ‪Black Sabbath‬ and ‪Radiohead‬.

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Milo Gonzalez on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S17.E11 – July 25, 2021
Radio Venice at Burning Man Day 3 – September 1, 2020
Radio Venice S11.E08 – June 23, 2019
Radio Venice Season 9 Finale – December 2, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E02 – November 19, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E11 – October 15, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E09 – October 1, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E03 – July 9, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E02 – February 19, 2017
Radio Venice S03.E03 – May 22, 2016
Radio Venice #26 – April 3, 2016
Radio Venice #14 – January 10, 2016
Radio Venice #5 – October 18, 2015
Radio Venice #3 – October 4, 2015

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Desi Ramone

Desi Ramone is a far cry from your typical singer-songwriter act. Standing at 6.2 and decked out in classic western wear, he plays his Gibson J-100 through Marshall Acoustic Amp, unleashing a unique live performance that blends the sounds of Surf, Bo Diddley, Hooker Blues Power Pop and Honky Tonk. He has one purpose – to make you dance. “I only play three styles – Johnny Cash, Johnny Ramone and Johnny B Goode.”

Born just North of Modesto CA, Desi grew up listening to Honky Tonk on forgotten jukeboxes, Mexican Folk and Classic 50’s on am radio then later English New Wave and LA Punk on late night Berkley College Radio. After spending some time in NYC , Desi has called Southern California his home for quite some time now.

As a drummer, Desi worked in various Surf and Rockabilly bands around LA area, before moving over to acoustic guitar, playing rhythm guitar in a variety of Bluegrass and Country bands. Then on 12/31/12 (the anniversary of country music legend Hank Williams death) Desi decides it is time to front his own project, which led to the release of “Waiting”.

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Desi Ramone on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S17.E06 – June 20, 2021
Radio Venice S14.E04 – May 31, 2020
Radio Venice S11.E10 – July 7, 2019
Radio Venice Season 9 Finale – December 2, 2018
Radio Venice S05.E11 – May 21, 2017
Radio Venice S03.E05 – June 5, 2016

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Peter Demian

Acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist PETER DEMIAN (Street Smart) is an engaging musical raconteur and passionate, guitar-slinging performer.

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DLee

With no formal music education, DLee’s innate musical talent manifested itself, from a young age, as he began singing in the church choir. A love for bass playing ensued, aged ten, which organically led to creating tunes and writing lyrics.

Born in Beaumont, Texas, and with strong familial roots in the deep south, his exposure to the world of music was intense, from Gospel and high school jazz band to a home life filled with musical culture, encouraged by his family. DLee was able to hone his musical gifts for melody and lyrics, influenced by such greats as Otis Redding, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield.

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DLEE on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S17.E03 – May 30, 2021
Radio Venice S15.E04 – October 11, 2020
Radio Venice 100th Episode – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E02 – November 19, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E10 – May 14, 2017

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