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Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. George Clements (guitar, vocals) Patrick M'Gonigle (fiddle, vocals) Charles Clements (bass, vocals) Matt Witler (mandolin) and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo) bring together their own musical styles to create a sound greater than the sum of its parts.
The harmony that rings from the acoustic duo of Sparky & The Ancient Mariner is designed to invite the audience to a new experience. With great care and construction of arrangement the duo strives to lift the spirits of listeners and soften the oft negativity of an otherwise monotone world.
This show will be held at King Gillette Ranch!
VIP tickets include one hour wine and cheese reception before the show, souvenir Tiny Porch wine glass and a reserved chair in the VIP section.
June 2018 brought the 8th CD release from Southern California’s leading country-folk-rock band I See Hawks In L.A.: "Live And Never Learn," with the Hawks' unique take on honky tonk, L.A. psychedelic country rock, Celtic, and electrified two step. The Hawks are noted for their lyrical celebrations and lamentations of earth and ecosphere, odes to the endless highway, and wry social commentary. They've gathered a loyal tribe around the globe, from many U.S. and Europe/UK tours, consistently rave reviews from critics, and a serious presence in the top 10 of the Freeform American Roots chart.
Ryanhood began as humble street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market, when they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene. They quickly developed a reputation around the country as one of the most entertaining and engaging duos around. Their airtight vocal harmonies, along with Ryan’s rapidly precise guitar riffs and Cameron’s soulfully rich lead vocals, create the pleasantly distinguishable “Ryanhood” sound.
You'll hear us coming up the Blvd! Join Tiny Porch Concerts in Topanga for the Topanga Days Parade w/ The Sounds of Ghosts! We'll be rocking the parade route! Grab your space along the parade route, and get ready for a great time! If you are new to the Topanga Days Parade, this is a Memorial Day parade like no other!
From the website:
" the road closes and parade launches at 830am. The end of the parade is Cheney Road just past the community center. For spectators, you should be ready to line up on the street at 0830 and depending on where you are located, expect to see the parade up to 10-11am. Then jump into the parade just in front of the final entry, the Malibu Patrol Bronco and come join us for the final day of Topanga Days!"
Spectators, be sure to get into the Canyon before the road closure! You won't want to miss the Tiny Porch Parade Float!
Our First Show will be held at
King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulhullond Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302
Our traditional Mother's Day first show of the season. VIP tickets include one hour wine and cheese reception before the show, souvenir Tiny Porch wine glass and a reserved chair in the VIP section.
Leftover Cuties first big break came early on, when their tune “Game Called Life” was chosen as the opening theme for Showtime's hit series, The Big C. Combining alluring female vocals, ukulele, upright bass, horns, keys, accordion, and not so brushed drums; this quartet called Leftover Cuties have a unique sound to call their own. Coupled with classic songwriting, relatable lyricism and effortless interplay, the Cuties live performances are magical, charming experiences that will surely have you falling in love.
Los Angeles based Honey Whiskey Trio tells stories through song and stomp, highlighting the musical traditions of American Folk Music. Their passion for music education, community outreach, and singing unapologetically continues to drive them. They create, arrange, and explore music from the front porches, music halls, and hymn books of early America, sharing it with students, adults, and life-long music lovers across the United States.
You can often find Dylan and his boys out on the road anywhere between honky-tonks to opera houses to dingy basements. There is no improper place for his music. In fact, the closer he can get to the outer rim of normality the better. He always appreciates hospitality and a warm meal goes farther than most would expect. He prefers sleeping outside, Hamms beer, Thin Lizzy, the company of his peers
Music starts at 7:30. The bridge at Mulholland and Troutdale is still out. From Kanan, take Cornell to Mulholland and turn right.
Tickets available here!
Tickets pre-sale only. Tickets NOT available at the door.
Attention singer songwriters, duos, Americana artists and folk stars. We want to see you play! Tiny Porch Concerts will be hosting an open mic concert at Cornell Winery on Saturday, November 10th from 5pm-9pm. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to play.
Come and spend the day or just drop by as Tiny Porch Concerts hosts its first ever open mic at historic Cornell Winery and Tasting Room. Enjoy fine wines while listening to local up and coming artists.
This is a free event!
Enjoy singer songwriter night at Cornell Winery. We are going to do this one house concert style with two of LAs best songwriters. All proceeds go to the construction of a new stage at Peter Strauss Ranch.
Tickets Available NOW!
Presale Only. Tickets not available at door.
Kris Angelis grew up on a farm in Florida, writing songs and learning to harmonize with her identical twin sister in their treehouse. Kris has toured all over the US and Europe with her folk/pop music and at festivals including SXSW, Edinburgh Fringe, Sundance, NAMM, and MondoNYC. Kris explores the range of emotions after a broken relationship from hurt to sorrow to hope to finding happiness again in her award-winning “Heartbreak Is Contagious" EP (Best Female Artist - International Acoustic Music Awards, International Songwriting Competition Award Winner) which landed in the Top 10 of the iTunes singer/songwriter charts. The title track was featured in the first Women Who Rock Relix Magazine issue and sampler and can be heard in AMC, Regal, and Cinemark movie theaters across the US.
Video link - Kris Angelis "Photobooth"
Despite all the attempts, Abe Abraham can't deny his roots. His voice spawned from the desolate croon of Detroit, was shaped by the dust soaked rocks of Colorado, and polished by the salty gloss of the California Coast.
Abe’s 2016 LP XO Love You veered away from the monotony of new folk with conviction and unwavering sincerity; it's no wonder radio savvy The Lumineers borrowed his sing-along lament Where The Skies Are Blue as one of the 15 songs on their newest album Cleopatra (Deluxe).
Track after track, live or on vinyl, each song lofts the listener through a timeless exploration of what it means to be a true songwriter. Abe Abraham’s new single, Careless Lovers, trucks along at the beautiful grey pace like the rest, putting him at the forefront of songwriters everywhere.
~S. Alexander Ulvang
Tickets Available NOW!
Presale Only. Tickets not available at door.
The 15th Annual FAR-West Music Conference is being held in Woodland Hills this year October 11-14. FAR-West is an annual 4-day conference open to artists, presenters and supporters. The conference opens every year with a Venues’ Choice Concert. Tiny Porch Concerts is honored to be selected as one of five venues to present at the Venues’ Choice Concert on Thursday, October 11th.
For more information about the conference click here
Celebrate the conclusion of the Summer Concerts at Peter Strauss at Cornell Winery with special musical guests LA River Bend. We will be raffling off some special prizes.
LA River Bend started up in August 2012 along the LA River in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Singer/songwriter Nate Weiner & engineer Branden Stroup were finishing up Nate’s solo record, Ride the Sun when they met cellist Emily Elkin. The three of them then drove up the West Coast to Portland, OR and back, playing gigs along the way.
Back in LA, the band started playing with drummer Jacob Seided, adding even more dynamics & talent to the band. The unique sound blends the intimacy of folk with the towering sounds of rock, all with a calming SoCal influence.
John Prine forced David Luning to drop out of college. Not at gunpoint or anything—the two had never even met—but the effect of hearing the songwriting legend's music for the first time had an equally compelling effect on Luning, who was studying film scoring at the Berklee College of Music in Boston at the time. Now an accomplished artist in his own right, Luning is preparing to release his most dynamic and gripping collection to date, 'Restless,' and he can trace it all back to one fateful night that changed everything.
"A couple of friends invited me over to share some songs at their apartment, and that was the first time I'd ever really listened to Americana music or folk or country or whatever you want to call it," remembers Luning. "They showed me John Prine, and it just resonated with me so much. I was like, 'Oh my god, this is what I have to do with my life.' I just figured it out in that moment." Luning dropped out of school almost immediately, moved back to his native California, and devoted himself to songwriting and performing.
After taking home the grand prize win at Buskerfest (Long Beach’s largest and longest-running battle-of-the-bands competition) and being named “Best Folk Act” by the OC Weekly, the on-stage bandmates and off-stage girlfriends of Bearcoon made a bold decision: to sell 95% of their possessions, quit their jobs, give up their apartment, and begin touring the country full-time. Following their sold-out album release show at Fingerprints Music in June 2015, the pair left town in a 1992 Chevy G20 conversion van they’d purchased off of Craigslist a few weeks earlier. Following its release their album, El Guapo, quickly reached the #1 spot on amazon.com’s “Hot New Releases” list and would go on to be voted “Long Beach Album of the Year” on the Long Beach Post’s public opinion poll. The duo spent 2016 touring the west coast and making appearances at several noteworthy festivals including the Joshua Tree Music Festival.
The Lowest Pair. Fans already know that the chemistry between Palmer’s Midwestern charm, those long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van Zandt and John Hartford, and Kendl’s poetic and playful way with words, her unique approach to the banjo, and her barefoot-in- the-cool-river-water mystique combine to make a powerful sound, but what’s new in 2016 is both the inclusion of those non-banjo sounds (harmonica, drum, bass, violin) and an incredible expansion of their songbook. In a way, two records, the playful and the hush, the dark and the rooted, the pillow and the nightmare, the pin drop and the starry night; the juxtaposition of the ups and downs that are experiences in a day, in a year, in a minute, all this has demanded from the band more than just “a new record.” Fern Girl and Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven mark the arrival of America’s next great musical duo, and it’s over the course of these two albums that that boast becomes clearly rooted in truth.
Roses & Cigarettes formed in Los Angeles in 2013 when the country cover band that Jenny Pagliaro was singing in auditioned Angela Petrilli for a vacant guitar position. Pagliaro and Petrilli immediately bonded over their desire to perform original material and similar tastes in music - from the classics like Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and Bonnie Raitt; to more contemporary artists like Patty Griffin, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert. It was a mutual love of singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne and his song Roses and Cigarettes that inspired the name of the band.
The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on over one hundred year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/producer/performer Shane Alexander has shaped a distinctive career for himself starting with his debut album, The Middle Way, in 2005. Touring the US and 11 other countries both as a headliner, and supporting such disparate acts as Bon Iver, Jewel, John Hiatt, Suzanne Vega, Seal, Styx and Yes, the fiercely independent artist has developed a loyal international fan base, had his work appear in over 100 television shows and films, and recently had his stunning solo acoustic track, “Skyway Drive-In” (from the album Ladera) cross over 10 million streams on Spotify.
Austin has written and played music his entire life. Born in Joplin Missouri, he spent time playing in New York City, Chicago, Austin, Tucson, SF and Portland before thankfully landing here in LA, Echo Park to be exact. There is a music scene there and Austin is a big part of it. His music can be categorized as Country Folk or Alternative Country but mostly it’s just a bunch of stories about life and being on the road. Inspired by time spent in the Sierras Austin’s music takes us away to a more simple time telling stories on a porch with good buddies...
VIP Tickets Available
Close your eyes and imagine the Everly Brothers wearing Tie-Dyed Nudie Suits. Okay, now open them. There’s Mapache. Youngins Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci, the Mapache boys, are barely in their 20s and are already rising to the top of the new wave of West Coast Cosmic Americana. Born and raised in Glendale, California, their breathtaking harmonies and heartfelt yet heady sound, was honed by surfing the beaches and exploring the deserts and canyons of their native California.
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers began as a collective of friends getting together in the summer of 2010. A choir of up to 15 revived the old Gospel spirit with songs like “I Shall Not Be Moved”, “12 Gates”, and “In My Time of Dying”. Slowly they evolved into a band of 6, committed to embracing the richness found in early 20th century recordings. Influenced by past Gospel musicians such as The Dixie Hummingbirds, Washington Phillips and Sister Rosetta Tharpe as well as current bands like The Black Keys, Wilco, and Calexico, the band creates a unique style drawing from rhythm and blues, alt-country, indie rock and folk.
VIP Tickets Available
Born in 1996 just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Hayley Reardon discovered a passion for writing folk songs on her mother’s old guitar at a very young age. Reardon was named a Bostonian of the Year by the Boston Globe Magazine in 2012 in celebration of not only her music but her work to use it as a vessel for empowerment. With a voice that is distinctively rich and a contemplative sincerity in her songwriting, Reardon has far more in common with Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and Tracy Chapman than many of today’s young pop singer/songwriters, boasting a lyrical and melodic weight far beyond her years.
VERY SPECIAL TINY PORCH CONCERT!!!
If you missed Kuinka at Peter Strauss Ranch last Summer now is your chance to see them at Cornell Winery for their only LA appearance before their East Coast Tour. Get there early and enjoy this amazing rustic venue. Special guest Rainbow Girls will get the music started at 7pm.
Complimentary Cheese and Charcuterie will be presented and wine specials throughout the evening.
29975 Mulholland Hwy, Agoura Hills
(next to the Old Place and across the street from Peter Strauss Ranch)
Proceeds go to the Santa Monica Mountains Fund which supports the local National Parks and the wild animal crossing at Liberty Canyon.