June 3, 2006

Acoustic Alliance 13 Is Sunday!

Jenn GrinelsOver the last 10-15 years I have photographed somewhere between 250 and 300 local singers and bands at venues all over San Diego County. That should tell you that I have been to many, many events around my hometown!

In my opinion, the best showcases of local musicians I attend are those produced by the great Cathryn Beeks through her web site, ListenLocalSD.com!

My favorite Cathryn Beeks events are the Acoustic Alliance showcases, and the next one of those is tomorrow, Sunday, June 4th, at Brick By Brick in Bay Park.

I've been to the last nine of the 12 previous Acoustic Alliance showcases and they are tremendous! The events always feature a dozen talented artists who share the stage in the round in three different groups of four, with every singer/songwriter performing three of their best songs.

Here is the schedule for Acoustic Alliance 13:

First set (5:30 p.m.): Ric Rangel, Alex Esther, Sara Petite and Hugh Gaskins

Second set (6:30): Hector Maldonado, Isaac Cheong, Carol Ames and Shawn P. Rohlf

Third set (7:30): Jenn Grinels, Derren Raser, Molly Jenson and Astra Kelly

The doors will open at 5 p.m. with a $6 cover. Alums of previous Acoustic Alliance shows will be admitted free!

The picture above is Jenn Grinels, and I shot it last December during the Spinster Recordings holiday party at Lestat's. I like Jenn a lot and I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing her again on Sunday!

I hope to see you there too!

Posted at 2:25 AM in Music