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Ash Grove Alumni at McCabe’s Santa Monica

August 7 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT

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Ash Grove Alumni


1958 was a hell of a year for traditional music in Los Angeles. It was when McCabe’s first began selling musical instruments on Pico Blvd in Santa Monica. It was also the year that Ed Pearl opened the doors to The Ash Grove, the legendary folk club across town on Melrose Avenue. Of the two, only McCabe’s remains. But The Ash Grove Alumni, anchored by Joe Chambers of the Chambers Brothers and Wendy Waldman will bring to McCabe’s the spirit, fervor, and flavor of the that long-gone night spot.

Wendy Waldman is a critically-acclaimed recording artist and the writer of much loved and multi-platinum selling songs. Her music brilliantly interlaces elements of country, pop, jazz, and R&B. Underneath it all is the folk music she loved and listened to at the Ash Grove.  Joseph “Joe” Chambers is the celebrated singer and songwriter of The Chambers Brothers, a group that plugged gospel and blues into the electric socket of west coast psychedelia. He was recently seen as part of the Academy  Award-winning documentary, Summer of Soul.  The Ash Grove Alumni debuted at Royce Hall, where they were an acclaimed feature of UCLA’s Tune In Festival. Working with some of L.A.’s finest musicians, The Ash Grove Alumni fire up old embers while extending the tradition into the future, proving that time has still come today.


August 7
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
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McCabe’s Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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