Summer Concert Series
Songwriters at Play presents a Summer Concert Series, every third Thursday monthly at Templeton Tennis Ranch.
Purchase tickets at TTR: $17.50 ea / $50 season (4 events). TTR members $10 ea.
Doors open 5:15pm, Music 6pm to 8pm.
Food & beverages available for purchase.
For more information, contact the TTR Front Desk (805) 434-9605.
Burning, Bad & Cool
Amelia White with Phil Lee
Misner & Smith
Jim Conroy & The Mystery Brothers
July 20 - Amelia White & Phil Lee
One critic compares Nashville's Amelia White with Emmylou Harris and The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde. Her latest album, “Home Sweet Hotel”, was hailed as a Top Country Album by UK Telegraph, placing it alongside releases by Buddy Miller, John Moreland, and Bonnie Raitt. True to the album's title, Amelia tours all across the country and overseas. Her music has been heard in television shows like Justified and Summerland. Amelia's previous album was met with a slew of praise from outlets like USA Today, American Songwriter, the Bluegrass Situation and more. No Depression said, "if Lucinda ever fronted Fleetwood Mac, this might be the outcome," with the Bluegrass Situation adding that "I think we're entering a great new era of alternative country music. If you need an example, look no further than Amelia White." http://www.ameliawhite.com/
Special guest Phil Lee is, according the Glen Starkey of New Times, "a wiry little knife thrower and dog lover who unleashes a caustic barrage of his by turns hilarious and poignant songs." Native of North Carolina, longtime Nashville resident, Phil Lee spent a couple of decades playing drums, driving trucks, dumping motorcycles, hauling equipment, stealing hearts, eluding the authorities and raising Cain. Then he recorded several albums (the latest is "Some Gotta Lose") and touring the world. More at http://www.philleeone.com/
June 15 - Burning, Bad & Cool
Burning, Bad & Cool is a vocal-oriented trio mixing toe-tapping classic gospel tunes with fun and soulful pop numbers. "Burning" James Scoolis alternates lead vocals, plus lead, slide and rhythm guitar playing on his electric Stratocaster. Jimmy “Cool” Conroy adds rhythm and leads on his acoustic guitar, plus deep baritone vocals. “Bad” Billy Baxmeyeris the bass guitarist and third complementary voice. You might call the sound of Burning, Bad & Cool "southern fried soul, gospel and blues music dipped inthick, sweet harmony".
"Burning" James Scoolis has played in blues, soul and rock bands for over 40 years. His fretboard influences range from blues greats like B.B. King, Albert Collins, and Eric Clapton to soul and funk masters like Steve Cropper, Jimmy Nolen and Walter Washington. His vocal influences include James Brown, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke. James is also the leader of the band Burning James and the Funky Flames. http://burningjames.com/
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter and recording artist Chris Laterzo has managed to keep the muse alive with the release of his fifth and latest album West Coast Sound. Blending varying degrees of folk, rock, and alt-country, Laterzo is inspired by the likes of Creedence, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and Bruce Springsteen. http://www.chrislaterzo.com