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Tony Gilkyson

Gilkyson is a former member of Lone Justice, and from 1986 to 1995 was a member of the band X. He replaced Billy Zoom after his departure and played on See How We Are and the albums that followed. He is also a record producer having worked with Exene Cervenka, Eleni Mandell, Chuck E. Weiss and Dave Alvin.

Steven Casper & Cowboy Angst

Steven Casper is a Los Angeles based singer and songwriter. Growing up in Japan, Italy, Nigeria and Mexico, one of his main connections to American culture was through his parents' record collection. At a very young age he discovered the magic of Hank Williams, Leadbelly, Bob Wills, Mahalia Jackson, Woody Guthrie and many other American icons. Moving back to the United States at age 17, he started his first band shortly after hearing The Ramones. Through the years his songwriting has evolved from rock and roll, to the more roots oriented music of his early days, sitting in front of his parents' record player. Steven is currently playing the Los Angeles club circuit with his band.
Steven Casper - Lead vocals and guitar
Glen Lynskey - Lead Guitar
Ross Levinson - Violin, keys and vocals
Herb Deitelbaum - Bass guitar and vocals
Jay Nowac - Drums

Susie Glaze

Folkworks Magazine voted Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band in "Folkworks' Top Ten Live Acoustic Bands in Southern California for 2008," writing "Susie is justifiably endorsed by Appalachian music legend Jean Ritchie, and the band has a fine repertoire of beyond-bluegrass originals from its chief songwriter, Rob Carlson. They can take you up in the hollars, or sound like a female-fronted Asleep at the Wheel." (Larry Wines for Folkworks). This is the best in Newgrass Americana Folks Roots Fusion, an experience of gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new bluegrass inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. Winner of the Just Plain Folks 2006 Music Award for Best Roots Album, and Folkworks Magazine's Pick for Best Bluegrass Album of 2005 for "Blue Eyed Darlin,'" Susie's Hilonesome Band is Steve Rankin on mandolin, Rob Carlson on guitar and dobro, Fred Sanders on bass and Mark Indictor on fiddle, showcasing the songwriting of lead guitarist Rob Carlson. Their show features work from their critically-acclaimed "Green Kentucky Blues" CD produced by Laurie Lewis, award-winning "Blue Eyed Darlin'" and classics from Susie's debut solo album "Home On the Hill," along with mountain standards from the Jean Ritchie collection, favorites from Gillian Welch and Steve Earl. Marvin O'Dell of writes: "Susie Glaze does something with a song that only great singers can do...she grabs hold of a song's deepest emotion and purpose and wraps it tightly around your soul" and Bluegrass Unlimited calls her "an important voice on the California Bluegrass scene." "Susie Glaze has one of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today. She performs a song straight from her heart and soul." KPFK's FolkScene. SG & The HL Band has appeared at The Freight & Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley, McCabe's Guitar Shop, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival, Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Santa Cruz, The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, "Summersounds At The Bowl" at the Hollywood Bowl, CalTech Folk Music Society, Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival, WFMT'S "Folkstage " with Rich Warren, FolkScene with Howard and Roz Larman, The Living Tradition Concert Series, Anaheim, Julian Bluegrass Festival, Skirball Cultural Center, California Traditional Music Society, Song Tree Concert Series and, Claremont Folk Music Center and Folk Festival, among many others. "Live at the Freight & Salvage" was released in 2011, with their guest, Bill Evans on banjo.

Hot Club of Los Angeles

The Hot Club of Los Angeles plays gypsy jazz, a style of music pioneered by the Belgian guitar virtuoso and composer Django Reinhardt (1910-1953).

The seven members of the Hot Club of Los Angeles are all esteemed southern California-based musicians with backgrounds as sidemen and band leaders in a wide array of musical styles, including jazz, blues, country, rockabilly, jump blues, pop, rock, folk and various forms of world music. When these players come together to perform as the Hot Club of Los Angeles, they draw inspiration from Django's group, the Quintette du Hot Club de France and the array of other great gypsy jazz musicians who laid the groundwork for this infectious musical genre that continues to entrance audiences today.

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