Big Stir Burbank is back once again on April 20! This time we've got the highly acclaimed (like, REALLY highly acclaimed) SITCOM NEIGHBOR, the legendary ANNY CELSI & NELSON BRAGG, three acclaimed legends at once in THE TEST PRESSINGS, and the legendarily acclaimed ARTHUR ALEXANDER BAND... plus the man the myth the legend DJ JOHN BORACK, no stranger to acclaim! Come down and show your acclamation for what promises to be a legendary afternoon, and THANK YOU, FRIENDS!
We're supporting the fabulous Freedy Johnston, known as a "songwriter's songwriter," and hailed by Rolling Stone for his Record of the Year (which year? not important). If you don't recall his catchy hit Bad Reputation, I promise you will be singing it after hearing just one line. It's one of the songs that are that good. And he has lots more!
Freedy is kicking the night off with a solo set at 8, followed by us around 9, then topping off the Freedy sandwich at 10 with his all-star band, Severo Jornacion and David Raven.
Freedy's shows are wide-ranging, heartfelt and loose and a lot of fun! Come down and join us - it's Monday, it's a holiday, it's a perfect world!
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA! THE ORIGINAL SCOTCHPLAINSMEN – Severo Jornacion, Derrick Anderson, Kenny Howes, and Nelson Bragg – are pleased to announce that founding member of The Smithereens and guitarist, JIM BABJAK, will be joining the BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO PAT DINIZIO! Come celebrate Pat’s life, memory, and music on Saturday, October 13 at T. Boyle’s Tavern in Pasadena, CA! Also joining the band are guest musicians Bobby Bognar, Kristi Callan, Anny Celsi, Michael Hamilton, Drew Match, Mark McCrite, George Mena, Dan Navarro, Robbie Rist, Marty Ross, Dan Rothchild, Dave Schulz, and Greg Tortell.
Here we go - Celsi, Bragg & Maitland UK Tour 2018 is just over a week away! Starting in Woodstock, ending up in the western wilds of Scotland, this year’s Summer of Love road trip covers 20 dates in 30 days.
We’re changing things up a bit this time round with some stellar special guests! Joining us onstage at select shows will be Tony Poole (of Starry-Eyed & Laughing and the highly acclaimed Bennett Wilson Poole) and from Chicago, USA, composer/multi-instrumentalist (and my very own son!) Ivan Pyzow. Filling in for Duncan Maitland on some of the gigs we have Robyn Gibson (of The Junipers), Dan Beaulaurier and Neil Sturgeon (of The Goldenhour and the Infomaniacs)! And along the way, we’ll be sharing the night with some of our favorite UK artists – Bob of the Pops, Kontiki Suite, Dropkick and The Wellgreen.
Full tour schedule is below – please check our event page for details and ticket info.
See you all soon!
17/8 - Woodstock Acoustic - Woodstock (w/Tony Poole)
18/8 - The Betsey Trotwood – London (w/Tony Poole)
23/8 – Duffy’s Bar – Leicester (with Bob of the Pops and special guest Robyn Gibson)
24/8 – The Running Horse – Nottingham (with Robyn Gibson)
26/8 – Woodstock Acoustic Music Festival – Woodstock (with special guest Ivan Pyzow)
29/8 – The Square and Compass - Swanage
30/8 – House Concert – Hastings
31/8 – The Lime Bar - Folkestone (with Dan Beaulaurier)
1/9 – Kingsmead House Concerts – High Wycombe (with Dan Beaulaurier)
2/9 - Santini's - Kenley
3/9 - The Greys - Brighton (w/Tony Poole)
5/9 – What’s Cookin’ – London (w/special guests Tony Poole and Joss Cope)!
6/9 – 81 Renshaw - Liverpool (with special guest Robyn Gibson)
8/9 – The Vinyl Café – Carlisle (afternoon instore – with Neil Sturgeon)
8/9 – The Old Fire Station – Carlisle (with Kontiki Suite and special guest Neil Sturgeon)
12/9 - Henry’s Cellar Bar - Edinburgh (with Dropkick)
13/9 - The Griffin – Glasgow (with The Wellgreen)
14/9 - The Atlantic Islands Centre – Isle of Luing (with Neil Sturgeon)
15/9 - Homesongs House Concerts - Campbeltown (with Neil Sturgeon)
Jason's mother is visiting from New Hampshire, so he wanted to put on a show, and invited us. It became a celebration! Very happy to be participating along with Nelson Bragg and my talented son, Ivan Pyzow. Proceeds go to Hillsides Youth Moving On in Pasadena. Here's the basic running order:
Joselyn & Don
Celsi, Bragg & Ivan
Circe Link & Christian Nesmith
The Hardship Letters (from Kansas City)
Thee Holy Brothers (Marvin Etzioni and Willie Aron)
9/8 - The Barrels Ale House, Berwick-upon-Tweed
10/8 - AMC2017 - Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Ukrainian Community Center
11/8 - The Green Room - Perth
12/8 - Homesongs House Concert - Clachan
13/8 - The Hug & Pint - Glasgow (with The Fast Camels)
14/8 - String Theory - Hawick
16/8 - The Green Man Gallery - Buxton (with Fun of the Pier)
17/8 - The Donkey Bar - Leicester (with Robyn Gibson of The Junipers)
18/8 - Woodstock Acoustic - Oxford (with Tony Poole)
19/8 - The Beehive - Swindon (with Tony Poole)
22/8 – Liverpool Acoustic (Anny & Nelson) - Liverpool
23/8 - The Green Note - Camden Town, London
26/8 - Kingsmeade House Concerts - High Wycombe, Bucks
28/8 - The Greys - Brighton (with Tony Poole)
29/8 - The Jenny Lind Inn - Hastings
30/8 – The Betsey Trotwood Pub, London (with Steve Somerset & Tony Poole)
Spend a summer evening down by the LA River! I'll be playing acoustically with Jason Berk and Teresa Cowles. Jason at 6, me at 7, and Annette Conlon at 8 pm.
Spoke is family and pet-friendly, has delicious food and adult beverages, and you can get your tires changed if you need it. Free admission, but please bring a few $$ for the tip jar!
Anny is joined by Nelson Bragg, of The Brian Wilson Band, on percussion & vocals, and Jason Berk mans the guitar. Join us for a warm-up to our August UK Tour! No cover charge, bring $$ for the tip jar!
South Pasadena's Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk features a diverse musical line up – over 40 acts performing on multiple stages around town. There's an Art Walk featuring open galleries, studios and hosted events. Numerous intimate venues appear throughout the city, plus outdoor installations, food trucks and a beer and wine garden. The festival is family friendly and free to attend.
ANNY CELSI BAND performs on the stage at Griffin's of Kinsale, South Pasadena's friendly Irish pub - 7:30 p.m.