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.
Billy Stobo on Radio Venice
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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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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.
Christopher Hawley makes music in major metropolises, ski towns, artist communities, and beach and college towns all over the world, solo acoustic and with his band, the Rollers. Warming hearts in even the coldest of places, Hawley has a gift of making people feel good with his music. more Christopher Hawley
Michael Gatto is a 11 year old guitar player and vocalist originally from Venice California. He is best known for his work as lead Guitarist of The Venice Demons, Phoenix the Cat and Orpheus. Michael’s big break came when he performed on Michael Jost’s Radio Venice.TV which has made him an instant global sensation. Other notable appearances were at Canyon Elementary’s Annual Talent Show, Time Warp Records, Venice Rising and The Grandview Market in Mar Vista.
Michael is currently studying at the Green Brooms Academy of Music in Santa Monica and inspired by such greats as Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Green Day, Metallica and Jimi Hendrix. If you miss any of his shows don’t worry you can often catch him at open mic night or busking on Venice Beach where his solo performances will leave you breathless. more Michael Gatto + Stellan Jones
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Fort Defiance is an Americana duo from Nashville, Tennessee, hailed for their honest songwriting, timeless harmonies, and high-energy stage performance.
After weekend runs and short tours, the husband and wife moved into their van and began touring relentlessly – playing over 250 shows, in 46 states the first year, without the help of management or outside booking agents – and they haven’t slowed down since.
Their passion and grassroots sincerity has garnered heavy attention from around the country, causing critics to call them “breathtakingly seductive” (That Music Mag) and “Good, honest, and full of real heart” (Orlando Weekly).
Their newest release, a crowd-funded effort called The Haunts of Youth, was made available in March 2017.
Fort Defiance on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S06.E02 – July 2, 2017
Cole Zampas-Klean has music in his soul, now 9 years old he’s the lead singer and keyboard player in 3 rock bands … he’s performed at legendary venues such as The Avalon Theatre, The El Rey Theatre and The Wiltern.
He and his band recently competed against 120 school bands in Los Angeles and won The “Battle of the Bands” contest. Cole has recorded his winning song at LA’s world famous “The Village” Recording Studios and was then selected for the All-Star rock band. Cole has been with his Orpheus band mates for several years now.
Locally in the Venice beach scene, Orpheus has been playing at festivals, the Grandview Market and the French Market on Abbot Kinney. With much more soon to come.
Keep an eye out for Orpheus and Cole Zampas-Klean so you can say you knew him when!
Cole Zampas-Klean on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S06.E02 with Michael Gatto – July 2, 2017