12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Eve Beguiles
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Terry Okey is an artist in the Blues-Country-Rock genre whose songs will groove, move and soothe you down the road. It is uncommon to find an artist who can draw from so many Traditional styles, and yet effortlessly combine them into wonderfully New Soulful songs. It is this talent that makes Terry an emerging force with his music. He draws from a range of emotions in crafting his songs, and they sound fresh, yet also seem instantly familiar. "I have always loved music and I really connect with the feel of Blues, Country, Rock, Bluegrass and R&B". It took him many years of studying these styles to become fluent in their writing.
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Pi Jacobs plays what she calls an “Americana bluesy rock thing,” one nonetheless edged by accents evoking her urban San Francisco childhood. Enamored of her mother’s rock- and soul-heavy music collection, she sang throughout school, picking up guitar, bass and songwriting as a teenager. She earned her GED and left high school early, then pursued music studies at the local junior college. A period of woodshedding, gigging and recording ensued, culminating in the release of Pi’s debut album. She spent two years in New York before landing in L.A., which has proven fertile creative ground and a convenient base for touring.
John Lafayette Ramey is a two-decade veteran of the Los Angeles americana scene.
John has released two solo albums, blending the finest elements of rock & roll, rhythm & blues, and country & western. He has appeared on many other recordings in a variety of musical roles. He has toured nationally with Grant Langston, Dave Insley, Travis Howard, and other independent Americana artists.
Damngivers is aptly named. They're a band of people who give a damn. Their songs groove with strong choruses, good hooks, and lyrics that are like folk rock meat and potatoes. Akin to Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and singer-songwriters of previous generations that questioned the status quo, lead singer-songwriter Gerry Gomez writes songs that entertain, observe, probe, and above all, rock.