December 2011 is turning out to be a great month for music in Hollywood, especially at my local watering hole, The Piano Bar. And Thursday, December 15th, was no exception. The decor, now all holidayed out, complete with a holiday bush center stage where the drums are usually are; made for a tight fit. The incestuous night of music started off with Blade, Noah Engh sitting in on the lap steel which he had teased us with the Sunday prior. […]
Every Sunday the Piano Bar in Hollywood hosts a free BBQ with stellar live music. Hot dogs, chicken, burgers, its always good, especially lately with the weather cooling off. Noah Engh, and Jason Achilles Mezilis sit in for Austin Hanks and the Kalifornia King Snakes, for a 3 hour set that starts off reasonably sober. Noah on the guitar, switching off from acoustic to electric, and teasing us by artfully placing his lap steel in plain view. Jason, tickling the […]
Not far from the expansive Mojave Desert, a unique countryside exists with wind kissed hills that bear the promise of renewable energy with its expanding wind mill farms that have popped up over recent decades. These hills were subject to a devastating wildfire not too long ago which has created a dynamic vista in which Evan and I drove through finding unique vantage points to photograph. And with the styling assistance of Anita Khalkhali, it was a great success!