The good news is there are two great lineups, one at the Troubadour in Beverly Hills and one at Witzend in Venice, CA.
The bad news is they are both tonight! Here are the details below.
Witzend calendar & info
“GREENROOTS : GreenRoots Productions is an eco-friendly, socially conscious company that organizes live music benefit concerts at premiere venues in the Los Angeles area. What started with an eco-friendly wedding in Ojai, CA has organically grown to include producing events, commercials, films and music showcases centered around creating a sense of community within the artists’ community and raising funds for different local Los Angeles non-profit causes that support literacy programs for impoverished children, Hope for Haiti Now, arts and music education programs, and many more. GreenRoots has put on sold-out concerts with artists including Aqualung, Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer, and MTV platinum-selling atlantic Records artist Bruno Mars. GreenRoots has also presented performers including Cary Brothers, Rocco DeLuca, Brendan James, Amber Rubarth, Chris Pierce, Keaton Simons, Lucy Schwartz, Katie Costello, Kina Grannis, John West, and Ernie Halter. GreenRoots has built strong partnerships as a result of following the motto of “Creating community, from the roots up”. From intimate parties and documentaries to jam sessions in Venice and Hollywood, GreenRoots hopes to remind the artists and the audience that the purpose behind the art is participation, locally and globally, because at the end of the day, we’re all in this together.”
Calendar & Info
The Teddy Campbell Band – (Set time: 11:10 PM)
The Teddy Campbell Band is the new sound of retrospect. Established in late 2011, the band has already headlined at the World Famous Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles and, most recently, opened up for the incomparable James Ingram. In a world where “sound alike” is all so common, these guys are definitely the uncommon denominator. Their new soul/rock music is a refreshing, agreeable blend of sonic sounds reminiscent of Ray Charles, The Beatles & The Rolling Stones. The bands frontman, Teddy Campbell (The Tonight Show, American Idol, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Britney Spears, Herbie Hancock), is no stranger to the music scene.
Ethan Farmer – (Set time: 10:40 PM)
Ethan Farmer, a native of Chicago, Illinois, has established himself as an incredible talent amongst bass players in the industry today. Born into a musical family, he has a natural gift and ability, however his passion and ear for music are what define him as a bass phenom. While his talent speaks volumes on its own, his charisma and authenticity have propelled his career; affording him opportunities to work with a diverse range of artists traveling and performing around the world. Ethan was introduced to music early on, first picking up his father’s bass at the age of five and receiving his own at six. Always crediting “some of the most amazing musicians I know,” his first musical influences came from his family who had a well-known gospel group. At eight years old, he became the youngest member of the family group, The Amazing Farmer Singers, marking the beginning of a life long love and pursuit of music.
Allison Iraheta & Halo Circus – (Set time: 10:10 PM)
Jubu And Legally Blynd – (Set time: 9:40 PM)
What’s in a name? When it comes to Legally Blynd, this band’s name tells more than the traditional moniker…it speaks of the group defying enormous odds to remain in existence, a testament in surviving the music industry. Led by world-renowned guitarist and lead singer John “Jubu” Smith, the six-member band’s sound has a “Curtis Mayfield meets Dave Matthews Band feel. The band is a gumbo mix of soul, blues, country and gospel. A type of music that is so gripping and passionate, that you simply can’t forget it. The band’s undeniable talent in both the recording studio and live stage is matched by their relentless dedication to success.
Shoshana Bean – (Set time: 9:10 PM)
Shoshana Bean is best known for her roles in the Broadway smash hits WICKED and HAIRSPRAY and a stellar performance alongside Brian McKnight on the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards honoring Aretha Franklin. She has performed solo concerts around the world and headlined in the Las Vegas Burlesque revue Peepshow opposite Holly Madison. Her debut solo album Superhero peaked at #5 on the iTunes R&B charts in its first week of sales, making it the only independent album in the top 100. Her work as a singer/songwriter has been featured on MTV’s The Hills, Mercy, The Big C and The Bad Girls Club. Her debut single ‘Superhero’ was used to promote NBC’s Monday night line-up and received an independent Music Award for best R&B song. She sang back up fro an endless list of superstars for Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration at Madison Square Garden and has lent her voice to the film soundtracks for Hairspray, Enchanted and Dance Flick, as well as FOX’s Glee and House. Shoshana claims DEAR JOHN MAYER as her latest triumph, a musical she co-created, starred in and for which she wrote the music and lyrics. She is currently recording her as yet untitled sophomore album.
J.P. Delaire – D’l’oHm Project – (Set time: 8:45 PM)
J.P. DeLaire, noted sideman for Prince and Michael Bolton, has released his debut solo CD, In My Life on Tender Girl Music. This collection of original compositions was produced by DeLaire and is a rich musical menu that ranges from contemporary jazz to the Minneapolis funk of his native roots. As member of the legendary musical “Peterson Family” of Minneapolis, DeLaire was schooled in straight ahead jazz and R & B. He has shared the stage with greats including Oleta Adams, Alexander O’Neal, Richard Marx, Solo, Donny Osmond and Cherrelle. DeLaire has also worked with famed producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
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