private guerilla showcases 

thurs, Oct 10 - sun, oct 13, 2019

divine rebel music  room 311

Check out Artist bios/videos below

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 artist bios 

Thursday

Lois Blaisch | Thursday 10:30pm

www.LoisBlaisch.com

Listen to "Weatherman" by Lois Blaisch

Lois Blaisch is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer best known for writing the multi-platinum #1 Pop & AC hit "Could've Been” by Tiffany. This song was later chosen by Carrie Underwood as her US debut on American Idol.  Lois’ songs have been nominated for three Grammy awards in the catagories; Pop, Jazz & Children’s  music and “The Golden Reel Award” for the writing and singing on the theme to “Street Sharks” (a Disney animated TV series). Lois had a top 10 hit with jazz artist Earnestine Anderson (Quincy Jones’ Quest records) and she’s a member of BMI’s “Million Airs” Club.  Lois’ vocals and/or songs are featured on; Friends, Splash, Touched by an Angel, Thick of the Night, Top of The Pops, Sailor Moon, Neil Young’s “Living w/War and “Oasis 4”  Lois songs also appear on gold and platinum albums in Japan, the Philippines, Taiwon and South Africa. She has produced and released two of her own CD’s ,“Through Thick & Thin” and ”Valentine” worldwide and is currently finishing her latest CD "Rollercoaster".

Lisa Richards | Thursday 11pm

www.LisaRichardsMusic.com

Listen to “Water” by Lisa Richards

With a voice described as both ferocious and sweet and a percussive guitar style, Lisa Richards writes songs of longing, loss, love and hope, borrowing from the traditions of folk, blues and jazz while carving out her own musical corner of the world. Her music is driven by a desire to be visible, to understand the world, the human condition and to share what she sees with others. Lisa says, "The world is a cornucopia of stories, waiting to be told. The personal and the universal, the visible and the invisible.That's what humans have always done, collected and told stories". She has a life story that could easily grace the silver screen, from Acapella busking in Kings Cross, Sydney, to hanging out with Debbie Harry at SXSW, playing CBGB’s in NYC as well as living in both New York City and Austin Texas for many years, before returning home to Australia in 2014. Lisa's songs have appeared on compilations, sharing the track list with heavyweights including Adele, Nina Simone and Corinne Bailey Rae. Her most recent CD, “A Light from the Other Side,” (her 6th album) is her first ‘Australian-made’ release. Lisa teamed up with Greg J Walker (Paul Kelly, Jess Ribiero, and C.W. Stoneking), who recorded and produced the CD. The song "Water" was added to National rotation on ABC Radio and played on community radio.

"Richards is a simple yet powerful songwriter who has beautifully encapsulated the intricacies of the human condition." 

- The Australian

"Singer Songwriter for FNQ returns to Australia after 22 years in Austin and New York to make her best album"

Lucky Oceans "The Daily Planet " Radio National 

"Lisa Richards Returns To Her Roots With Luminous New Album A Light From The Other Side"    

- Rhythms Magazine 

"Low-key singer-songwriter meets old-fashioned popular song...quiet elegance..." 

- Bernard Zuel Sydney Morning Herald 

CoolHouse | Thursay and Friday 11:30pm

www.CoolHouseBand.com

Listen to “Weeds Grow Wild” by CoolHouse

Dolly Ramirez is a vocalist/songwriter and Owner/operator of Divine Rebel Music, a music promotion company.  Jean-Jacques (JJ) Schoch is a composer/multi-instrumentalist.  Together, they are the Americana duo, CoolHouse.

Dolly was born in Mexico and grew up in Los Angeles, raised on the passionate sounds of Ranchera ballads and other Spanish music. From the time she was a little girl, she loved to sing and knew that was all she wanted to do.  She eventually found her way to Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Whitney Houston, Patsy Cline and more.

Dolly’s voice has been described as having the power of Linda Ronstadt, the soul of Aretha Franklin, and the vulnerability of Brandi Carlile.  Aside from CoolHouse, she is also a vocalist in multiple music projects. Dolly loves supporting the music community through Divine Rebel Music, creating intimate and fun opportunities and venues for local musical artists. 

An accomplished composer producer, arranger, and songwriter, Jean-Jacques (JJ) Schoch has been involved with music, in one way or another, since he was very young. Raised by musical parents from Switzerland, Jean-Jacques grew up in Bethesda, Maryland outside of Washington D.C., where he studied cello, piano, bass and music composition. While living in the Washington area, he played in traditional orchestras and string quartets, as well as bands playing eclectic blends of jazz, funk, rock and bluegrass.

A modern-day Renaissance man... musician, writer and inventor, Jean-Jacques is at his core a passionate, gifted composer. Blessed with European charm and a wonderful sense of melody, he is fluent on piano, electric & upright bass and guitar. As a singer/songwriter, Jean-Jacques paints offbeat stories delivered in his distinctive vocal style.

JJ has recorded with the Gap Band (on Bass) co-written music with Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire, and performed live opening up for Stevie Nicks, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Taj Mahal, and Gil Scott Heron.

CoolHouse plays all over Los Angeles, and performs in a monthly residency called Roadhouse Series Presents at the infamous Coffee Gallery Backstage in Alta Dena, CA.

Rags Rosenberg | Thursday 12am

www.ragsandbonesmusic.com

Listen to “Drive” by Rags Rosenberg

“The foul rag and bone shop of the heart,” Yeats called it – that repository of musings, detritus and discarded emotions out of which we assemble art. Songwriter-poet Phillip Rosenberg, performing under the name Rags and Bones, has spent a lifetime sifting through the leftover parts of the world and himself to try and create an archival record. At 69, he feels like he may be getting close.

Growing up in Tujunga, California just north of Los Angeles, Rosenberg came of age in the tumult of the ’60s – hitchhiking to San Francisco, touring with rock bands and avoiding the draft. Married with two children, he moved to Atlanta in the early ’80s during the early days of Atlanta hip-hop. When his marriage collapsed, he relocated to Nashville to pursue his dream of a career in songwriting. With two kids to support, to make ends meet he started a successful remodeling business, even as songwriting credits remained elusive. About to turn 50, in an intense burst of writing, he set down his life story in a series of 25 poems, which he published under the title Raised in the Shadow. No less an authority than the poet Robert Bly said of the collected poems: “I do think they’re very fresh, and they have a certain drive forward into truth.” His work has been excerpted in Black Moon and Hudson View, and he takes a measure of pride in having been the only poet to ever appear in Fine Homebuilding Magazine.

"Rags writes melodic music for mature people. His style is reminiscent of the music of Leonard Cohen. As a music promoter & radio host, I commend his music to your ears.

- Craig Boyer, KKRN, 88.5 Round Mountain, California

"Growing up, growing older, reflecting on life - So goes the new Rags&Bones CD Flower Time. Sincere vocals with minimalistic production sets the tone for the album. Each song is a reflection somewhere on life's path and Rags Rosenberg nails it. This CD will hook you from start to finish. Check it out."

- Stan Edwards, Countrybear

Pat Nason | Thursday 12:30am

www.patnasonmusic.com

Listen to “Crazy 'Bout The Gravy” by Pat Nason

Baltimore-born, based in Los Angeles, Pat has been writing and performing for decades, while raising a family and working as a professional journalist. Following his retirement as an entertainment reporter and editor for United Press International, Pat released the EP, Nearly New, in 2014 and followed it up in 2015 with his first full-length CD, All The Time In The World.

 

In Pat's words:

Call it "relaxed-fit" Americana. It's my personal blend of the music I heard in the house or on the radio growing up in Baltimore --- rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, country, swing, folk, pop, Tin Pan Alley, showtunes, jazz, even comedy. Mostly, I write old-fashioned, romantic love songs. Some of the songs are about other stuff. Everyday things, the silly, the sad, whatever goes into making us human. But mostly it's love: The joy of finding it, the pain of losing it, the thrill of a new flame, the contentment of a lasting romance.

I hope the happy, funny ones will get you to laugh. Maybe you'll cry a little bit at the sad ones. Mostly, I hope the songs make your day a little more beautiful. And that you'll dance with someone you love.

 

"Though Pat Nason’s vocals and songs evoke a simpler time, in fact his work is timeless."  

-Jimi Yamagishi, SongNet LA