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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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Stanley Behrens

Stanley “The Baron” Behrens was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. started playing harmonica at the age of five. Stanley went to high school on Long Island. He played music with a blue eyed soul band back in the mid 60’s. Stanley was drafted into the US Army in May of 1967 and spent 2 years on active duty playing his harmonica during Vietnam era. Stationed at Fort Bragg NC Stanley played in a blues rock band 6 nights a week. Continue reading Stanley Behrens

Al Holbrook

Ohio-born and raised, LA based keyboardist, singer and songwriter Al Holbrook.

Holbrook grew up influenced by funk, blues and hip hop genres. Over the years, the artist has perfected his style of raspy, blues-based music that’s infused with gritty soul and R&B. The result is a sound that is instantly catchy and also down-and-dirty. The vibe is designed to make live shows feel like a big party, keeping every performance new and exciting.

Holbrook has hit many hot spots, such as the Bourbon Street Blue and Boogie Bar Nashville (Residence 2013-2017) The Bluebird-Nashville, The Mint LA, Rhythm Room LA (Residence current) to Mojo Blues Club Copenhagen and Dillons Reykjavik. They’ve played festivals and clubs around the world. The group’s sound showcases Holbrook’s diverse style, with songs ranging from funky, and folky to bluesy and hip Urban vibes. The band has released several discs: “Dirt Road”, “Rocket Ships for Dreamers”.

Al Holbrook on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 17 Premiere – May 16, 2021
Radio Venice S12.E02 – September 22, 2019

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