Performers

2016 Performers

Abrakadabra
It may seem like déjà vu from the ‘80’s, but much to the delight of their fans, Abrakadabra’s founding musicians reunited in 2006 to perform and record once again.

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
Gregory Page is an eclectic and prolific singer-songwriter, genre-bending V2 recording GregoryPageartist, “Croonadour” (Crooner+Troubadour), filmmaker and music producer. With over 20 critically acclaimed CDs in his discography, Gregory has toured the world many times over – from Australia to Europe. 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.  To learn more, please visit: GregoryPage.com

Sara Petite
An award winning singer-songwriter Sara Petite’s musical tapestry does not conveniently sara-petite_t658fit into any one genre or sub-category. Her artistry has been woven from deep-rooted influences and celebration of Americana, country, bluegrass, rock and folk alike.

 A San Diego transplant, Sara hails from a small tulip farming town in Washington. Her rural upbringing spawned an early appreciation for artists the likes of Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and June Carter. A self-described “modern-day June Carter,”  Sara was also influenced by the likes of musical greats,  Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp . For more information, please visit her website: SaraPetite.com.
 

Way Back Then
Way Back Then will captivate you with their eclectic mix of folk, acoustic, traditional 13835531_10208137182044647_1359785090_oAmericana 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, Jonathon Edwards, Kate Wolf, Gillian Welch and some Dolly Parton.