Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Belly Up TONIGHT 10/19 benefit

I'm hosting another Brawley Barroom Ball tonight at Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach CA. October's event will be a night of honky-tonk for cancer prevention, supporting Keep-a-Breast for Breast Cancer Awareness Month as part of their #Fit4Prevention campaign.

Did you know that just 30 minutes of exercise 3-4 times a week lowers the risk of developing breast cancer by 30-50% ?!  Did you also know that men and children can also get breast cancer? TWO-STEPPING and DANCING is exercise!

Brawley's BarRoom Ball is hosted by Brawley's lead singer, Nena Anderson. Every show features 3 live bands, local or guests, in the genres of American music: Country, Western Swing, Outlaw Country, Alt Country, Americana, Roots Rock, or Rockabilly.  ---> October 19 features Los Angeles' Jolenes, Brawley, and western swing outfit, Ginger Cowgirl & The Silver Spurs. Bring your dancin' boots and your thirst for a heck of a shindig on a school night! Jolenes take it home, Brawley in the middle, Ginger Cowgirl to open. Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm.

Jolenes are four veteran Los Twangeles roots musicians - Dan Janisch, Grant Langston, David Serby and Dale Daniel - who spend every night out in their giddy up garage, elbow deep in groove and grease, while putting the twang and bang to their granddaddy's old hillbilly heap.
• Dan is the spellbinding, soul-shaking shaman who digs black-winged lovebirds, gutbucket blues hounds, and laying down a smutty Chuck Berry guitar riff.
• Grant is the high octane hillbilly, music city muscle car who loves tearing up an open road, getting into the occasional fist fight, and making grown men cry with a tough but tender ballad.
• David is the lean, laconic grin and tonic with a weakness for pawnshop pulp, dime store noir, and the honkytonk hustle in a slow country shuffle.
• Dale is the rock island racketmaster who swings his sticks in spit shine kicks and digs vintage pearl snap jackets, rock-n-roll hobo poetry, and making sure the trains run on time.
Dan, Grant, and David also front their own bands and between them have put out a dozen critically acclaimed records. Dale banged the cans for one of the greatest bands of all time, The Hacienda Brothers, and currently plays for the Ameripolitan award winning band, The Freightshakers (and Brawley!).

Named after the legendary “Cattle Call” town, Brawley is a mix of San Diego, Joshua Tree and Los Angeles-based working musicians with decades of history and dozens of projects, including the Hacienda Brothers, Smith's Ranch Boys, The Forbidden Pigs, Rancho Deluxe, and many more. Influenced by all the honky-tonk heroes like Faron Young, Ray Price, Buck Owens, and too many more to mention, Brawley's originals mix seamlessly with classic favorites. Sets are laced with shuffles and train beats that force you to dance or make you wish you had taken those two-step classes years ago! Brawley is
Nena Anderson (vocals, guitar) Adrian Demain (vocals, guitar) Jim Austin (bass) David Berzansky (pedal steel) Dale Daniel (drums) and has been featured on KPBS tv "Live at The Belly Up" (watch here, skip to minute 30, we're the second half of the show) and has shared stages with Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, and Albert Lee.  

Ginger Cowgirl (aka Stacy Antonel) fronts this 5-piece band dedicated to the spirit and style of vintage country music. Two years ago Stacy chanced to hear a Waylon Jennings tune from a dollar-bin record and fell in love; already a working jazz & rock vocalist, she soon put together her own country outfit. Composed of both veteran country players and young newcomers to the genre, the band performs regularly throughout San Diego, interpreting an eclectic selection of classic country tunes.
They’re currently working on their first EP of original material, which combines modern lyrics and traditional instrumentation for a unique approach to the classic country style.

Tickets at the door and at
Reserved seating is also available.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Nena Every Sunday in October

Join me and the band (and maybe some special guests!) 
every Sunday in October at Pour House, Oceanside. Free!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sept 17 - Nena Anderson w/Johnzo West

Full Band Show, Johnzo West opens at 9pm
Free. 21+
Pour House, Oceanside CA  (on the PCH, S. Oceanside)
NENA ANDERSON: (Full Band Show!)  10:30pm  Your favorite originals, a few new tunes and new covers by Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell and more. See you there!
JOHNZO WEST: "The Cause and the Cure” is the latest release from Johnzo West featuring the singles “This Time Tomorrow” and “By Your Side.”
After touring and recording with psych/rock band Fortress Social Club, singer-songwriter Ryan Beatty, Billy Ray Cyrus, collaborating with Miley Cyrus and co-composing the score for upcoming film “Run the Tide”, West will spend 2015 touring the US in support of his new release.
Johnzo West has shared the stage with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band, Ha Ha Tonka, Jackie Greene, The Cadillac Three, Toots and the Maytals, Jade (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros), Benevento Russo Duo, Easy Star All-Stars, Leroy Powell, Rose’s Pawn Shop, Odessa, and many others.

Thursday, September 1, 2016