Billy Block has been a champion for songwriters for a long time. The founder of Western Beat, along with Wendy Waldman and Brad Parker, he impacted the lives of songwriters here in L.A. before moving to Nashville, where it became an institution. A longtime radio host, event emcee, session drummer and tireless advocate for songwriters and struggling musicians, he announced that he has cancer. Now his friends in Los Angeles, led by Brad Parker, are uniting to champion Billy, with a concert to raise money for the Billy Block Family Fund this Thursday night, April 10 at the Musician’s Institute at 7pm, with listed performers and many more special guests.
Concert. Coffee & Dessert Buffet.
The Refugees featuring Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland & Wendy Waldman The Refugees featuring Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland & Wendy WaldmanAccomplished solo artists Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland, and Wendy Waldman came together as The Refugees in 2007 and since that time have been wowing audiences with their soaring harmonies, indelible musicianship, and unforgettably humorous stage presence.Each of The Refugees has logged more than three decades in the industry, with 19 solo albums and multiple Grammy Award nominations to their credit, featuring musical styles that blend country, rock, folk, and Americana. To describe them as eclectic would be an understatement. These three women have utilized their intense drive and relentless passions to create an entirely new sound.http://www.therefugeesmusic.com/news.html
The REFUGEES featuring Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland, and Wendy Waldman
The Refugees: Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland & Wendy Waldman Wednesday, July 20, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)leading songcrafters' brilliant band $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online Prepare to be wowed when accomplished artists Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland, and Wendy Waldman, together known as the Refugees, bring to the Freight stage their soaring harmonies, indelible musicianship, and unforgettably humorous stage presence.In addition to tightly woven harmonies, the talented trio, hailing from the rock, folk/acoustic, and country realm, play guitars, dobro, bass, mandolin, harmonica, accordion, and percussion. Tonight they dish up passionate versions of original material, ranging from their sophisticated a cappella rendition of "Save the Best for Last" (a hit for Vanessa Williams written by Wendy) to the bouncy title track from their CD Unbound.Wendy's distinguished career includes solo albums and writing credits for dozens of multi-platinum songs in genres from country to pop, film, jazz, children's music, and R&B. Over 70 artists have recorded her songs, including Cece Winans, Allison Kraus, and Linda Ronstadt. First gaining attention as part of the acclaimed trio Animal Logic, singer-songwriter Deborah went on to have a successful solo career releasing four CDs and gathering praise for her gritty, incisive lyrics, couched in a mixture of folk, rock, blues, and jazz. Cindy's diverse career includes a stint singing in the Elton John Band, both touring and appearing on his multiplatinum albums, writing songs recorded by Texas blues diva Sarah Brown, New Orleans soul queen Irma Thomas, and pop-country superstars the Dixie Chicks, and a Grammy nomination for best rock vocal performance. She has recorded six solo CDs, her most recent Dream #29 includes support from Elton John, Del McClinton, and a guest vocal by the World Champion Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. Visit The Refugees' website Listen to a track from The Refugees:
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