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Wine & Song This Summer

Jun 12, 2017

Another evening of wine and song; part of the Wednesday Wine & Song Concert Series—”a mid-week, spirit-lifting hootenanny”—thanks to musician and host Brad Colerick.

As per usual, the location is the Arroyo Seco Grill at the golf course in South Pasadena. It’s a funky, intimate spot right off the putting green. Food is available; the kitchen open until 8:30 p.m. Also for your refreshment: wine and a full bar. (For BYOB, there is a $10 corkage fee.)

There’s “a good walk spoiled” (aka Golf) at 5 p.m. for those interested. Nine holes of par-3 madness gets us back in time for a bite before the show.
—Wine and Song

 

 

Upcoming Shows:
Wednesday, June 14: Kristina Olsen and Cynthia Carle from Ireland

Kristina Olsen is a superb multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a big bluesy voice. She has four albums put out by Rounder/Philo. Her mix of powerful songs range from sassy bottleneck blues and lilting ballads to swing jazz and raunch ‘n roll, along with some great storytelling.

Cynthia Carle is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, screenwriter, actor, director, choreographer, and simply one of the most witty performers you’ll ever encounter. She has two CDs of original gut-busting songs guaranteed to lift your spirits. We’ll also hear a few tunes from special guest, Warren Sellars.

 

 

Wednesday, June 28: Laurie Jennings & Dana Keller, as well as Gregory Page

Jennings & Keller:
Probably the best voice we’ve had the opportunity to enjoy. Dana plays a variety of guitars with beautiful style and tone. They’re a great combination and will be long, long remembered by our audience.
—M. Eisenburg, Comstock House Concerts, CA

Stunning Voice, smart lyrics, great musicianship.
—Susan Moss, Labyrinth Cafe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

 

“The tightrope my music teeters upon is the struggle between tradition & progress, history & fantasy. I am the songbird & the worm.”
Gregory Page

 

 

Wine & Song
Wednesdays, all shows at 7 p.m.
Location: Arroyo Seco Grill, 1055 Lohman Ln., South Pas. 91030
Cost: $10, general; $15, table seating; purchase tickets here
For more info and other dates and performers, visit WineAndSong.com
Also follow Wine & Song on Facebook

 

Brad Colerick, Wine & Song.

 

 

A fun story about little Gregory from Adams Avenue Business:

Gregory Page grew up in London and was surrounded by family members who performed and recorded swinging Jazz music. His Mother’s group “The Beatchicks” opened two concerts for The Beatles in Spain, August 1965. Before one of the concerts—which were held at night inside a bullring—both bands sat together under the hot sun watching the Bullfights. Young Gregory was sitting upon Paul’s knee, when the Matador, on horseback, lanced the bull for the final kill. Paul covered the eyes of the youngster protecting him from the bloody scene.

As a teenager the boy showed little interest in academic or business studies and was always fascinated listening to 78rpm records. A tall, skinny loner with thick glasses and a stutter, he would find his imaginary friends within the grooves of these records. Dreaming about the day he would grow up to become a Female African American Blues Singer like his hero Billie Holiday. Under the cover of darkness, he escaped to America in September 1976.

Upon his arrival to California he began a series of odd jobs, namely as a cab driver and cook; he also began tirelessly writing and recording his own brand of music. It’s hardly an exaggeration to observe that the voice and music of Al Bowlly had a definite affect on Page’s career. Sitting day after day with his living musical mentor Lou Curtiss—who owns a record shop—listening to the songs from the bad old days, Gregory’s voice and songwriting was shaped into Black & White. His new album “My True Love” is yet another tip of the hat to Al and the sweet Jazz from another era. This time, Mr. Page takes a break from heartbreak and has written a collection of Love Songs that are full of the wonderful feeling that true love can offer. It features some of the finest Jazz musicians in Southern California including Bob Magnusson on Upright Bass, who performed with Ella and Sara Vaughn.

 

 

 

 

 




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