Way Back Then
Way Back Then will captivate you with their eclectic mix of folk, acoustic, traditional Americana and usually a few slightly zany novelty tunes. Multi-instrumentalists Michael Mosley, Tony Tulenko and Janice Bina-Smith trade lead and harmony vocals and switch between guitar, mandolin, harmonica, ukulele, banjo, cajon and ukulele bass.
Though their influences and styles are varied, each brings a unique character and flavor to the music they joyfully play as a trio. Their musical influences include: Bob Dylan, John Prine, John Hartford, David Grisman, Tom Waits, Jonathan Edwards, Kate Wolf, Gillian Welch and some Dolly Parton.
A modern day troubadour, Natalie has crisscrossed the country many times over and completed a 10-week tour of the UK, Europe and Scandinavia in support of Streetlamp Musician produced by Charlie Midnight (Joni Mitchell) and Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac).
A New York City native now based in California, Natalie is finishing her third album featuring ‘Some People’ a song the Huffington Post calls “a classic in the making.”
Wherever she lives, the stage is her home. “Gelman is the poster-girl for the solo, storytelling singer-songwriter. …this performer will likely always have a captive audience.” – Music Connection
Natalie has toured and shared the stage with Dave Mason, JD Souther, Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters, Ellis Paul and others. Recently called on to open for Bon Jovi, Natalie and her band won over the 17,000+ crowd as they joined her singing her song “Photograph” at Golden 1 Arena.
Well known in California’s South Bay communities for its driving propulsive Latin jazz/pop rhythms, this band boasts a library of 50+ original compositions. Abrakadabra’s leader, Jon Coleman, has received an L.A. Music Award for Best Guitarist, and a DIY National Producer of the Year Award. In the tradition of War and Malo, Abrakadabra always looks forward to sharing its special brand of musical magic. Listen to a sampling of their music here.
Gregory Page is an eclectic and prolific singer-songwriter, genre-bending V2 recording artist. “Croonadour” (Crooner+Troubadour), filmmaker and music producer. With an extensive discography, Gregory has toured the world many times over – from Australia to Europe and Japan. He has headlined a wide range of venues and international music festivals and opened for the likes of Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Judy Collins, Chris Isaak and Jason Mraz.
Born in London, Gregory is a third generation musician, growing up surrounded by family members who performed and recorded traditional Irish music. Educated in music composition and classical guitar at London’s Trinity College of Music, Gregory eventually made his way to sunny San Diego where he tirelessly began inventing his own brand of music.
Gregory seamlessly combines the elements and essence of folk, Celtic, American roots jazz, ragtime, swing and French Romanticism into a musical experience that both inspires and transports the listener.
The Julian Music Festival audience will be among the first to hear songs from his brand new album So It Goes. To learn more and to view his new video, “Bon Voyage Mon Cheri” please visit: GregoryPage.com