Gary Stockdale opening for Venice (the band)

Opening for VENICE


Egging on the On-Eggers

I’ve been busily working on a new collection of songs, which will emerge as a CD very soon. I’ve been recording some of LA’s finest musicians, in cahoots with my great producer, Greg Prestopino. Besides having co-written the hit song “Break My Stride” with Matthew Wilder, he’s worked with artists like Natalie Cole, Maria Muldaur, Andrew Gold, and he just recently produced Dan Bern’s latest album. But more on that soon. Here are the gigs:

This Saturday, September 17 I’m opening for one of the best bands ever to come out of Southern CA, Venice! The venue is a house concert-on-steroids at the home of Kevin Wachs, who was the driving force behind the two big rock concerts I was a part of last December, and last June at the El Rey Theater. I’m a part of a Tribe of musicians led by Kevin, and which includes Marky Lennon from Venice.  Venice is one of the favorite bands of both Jackson Browne, and David Crosby. Come enjoy the Lennons under the stars in beautiful Box Canyon, and you’ll hear some of my tunes to start things off, backed up by the always virtuosic Grant Geissman.

It’s in Box Canyon CA (10 minutes northwest of Chatsworth,
.in the hills, near Calabasas). Donation is $20.
 Doors open at 6pm, music starts (me) at 7pm. RSVP for the address: Outdoor show, so dress warmly.

ALSO! Thursday night, Sept. 15,  at 8pm I am appearing with 4 of my favorite songwriters at Bob Stane’s famous Coffee Gallery Backstage. A few months ago we started a songwriting group withBill Burnett, Eric Schwartz, Brian Woodbury, and Paul F. Perry. My purpose in joining was so that some of their considerable talents might rub off on me.

We called ourselves the “On-Eggers,” because…well…we egg each other on. And occasionally throw some metaphorical eggs in each others’ directions. But this will be a chance for you to see and hear some pretty fine songwritin’, and all to help Bob Stane, who I’ve written about many times on this blog. He is an institution in Southern CA music, and The Coffee Gallery Backstage is one of the premier venues for singer-songwriters, Americana music, and just about anyone who likes to play a good room with a great audience. Tickets are $20, show starts at 8pm.

Hope to see you there!

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