Sat. Jul. 9: Newmyer Flyer Presents LAUREL CANYON: Golden Songs of Los Angeles 1966-72 -7:30pm- $35.00
PERFORMANCES BY: MARGOT MACDONALD, DAVID KITCHEN, SARA CURTIN, MAUREEN ANDARY, TIMMIE METZ, JULIET LLOYD, COLIN SIDLEY, RYAN BRANNON, DAVE YLVISAKER, DAVE EGELHOFER, MIKE MILLS, TOM HELF, BRIAN GODDARD, MATT SPIELMAN, BUDDY GRIFFIN, TOM FRIDRICH
The legendary music scene found in Los Angeles and its neighboring magic-struck neighborhood, Laurel Canyon, are the focus of this show from Newmyer Flyer. Celebrating the musical brilliance of more than a dozen legendary bands and performers who lived and made their music in and around L.A. “Laurel Canyon: Golden Songs of Los Angeles” features a dream lineup of some of the D.C. area’s most accomplished and exciting young artists. Catch them together in this extraordinary show as they take on a treasure trove of great songs including ; So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star, For What It’s Worth, California Dreaming, Carry On, Doctor My Eyes, God Only Knows & other classics from the era.
The heart of the Laurel Canyon sound encompasses such harmony driven bands as Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas & Papas, and Crosby, Stills & Nash and also encompasses the startling creativity of Joni Mitchell, The Byrds, and Beach Boys as well as the noir-ish sounds of The Doors. As the 60’s turned into the 70’s, the Laurel Canyon sound ruled the worlds airwaves, and is most associated with singer- songwriters like Joni Mitchell, & Jackson Browne. Laurel Canyon’s long history as a home to emerging artists continues today, but perhaps was never as ascendant or as charmed, as in the mid to late 60’s. Laurel Canyon: Golden Songs of Los Angeles 1966-72 will carry you back to that time, and take you on a starlit journey, as we dive deep into some of the greatest popular music ever made.