Saturday, April 25, 2009
Redneck Ninja Featuring Pat Brayer & John York
Patrick Brayer rose up out of the steeltown mire of Fontana California singing and writing, if not from, then about, a whole new dictionary of thought and word. His style has been called everything from Psychedelic Country, Catholic and Western, to Ezra Pound meets Hank Williams. His fans include the likes of everyone from Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, Leo Kottke, Ben Harper, John Doe, Alan Jackson, and Barry Lopez. As he always likes to say, “My songs lead a much more interesting life than I do, and I want to keep it that way.”
Through his work with The Byrds, Clarence White, Gene Clark, Rick Danko, and Nicky Hopkins, regional great John York has etched himself a permanent groove in the annals of American music. John currently has 5 CDs available. Arigatou Baby, Claremont Dragon, Sacred Path Songs, Clan Mother Songs (with Jamie Sams,) and Koto (with Yukiko Matsuyama.) The TV show “The Place Where I Am Dreaming” featured John’s artistic collaboration with his wife, artist Sumi Foley. Recently, John has composed and recorded music for the lyrics of Kim Fowley on West Coast Revelation.
Call (909) 624-2928 for concert times, ticket availability and more information.
Folk Music Center, 220 Yale Ave.,Claremont, CA 91711.http://www.folkmusiccenter.com/
OPEN MIC NIGHTS – Last Sunday of every month. (THIS Sunday, April 26!)
6:30p (sign-ups and doors @ 6:00)Bring your own instruments; soundman and PA provided.