Jeni & Billy Return for CD Release Concert

Jeni-billy-picnicAt the Brickyard Theatre 

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Presenting – Jeni & Billy with Craig Eastman 

CD Release Concert for Their New CD Picnic In The Sky

For directions and parking information for The Brickyard Theatre: Click here
RSVP Required for all attendees: Click here
Please Bring a Jacket and Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine.

Now the Rest of the story:

“There are two kinds of music – the blues and Zip A Dee Doo Dah. That’s what Townes Van Zandt said. But there is a third kind, which finds the best parts of both of those kinds of music and turns it into something seamlessly American and wonderful. That third kind is Jeni & Billy music.”
That’s the assessment of Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Dillon O’Brian, who co-produced “Picnic in the Sky,” the new album from Jeni & Billy — the first the singer-songwriter duo has recorded with a full band.
And what a band! A crack team of LA-based musicians who are accustomed to working on major label projects for acts such as Jakob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, John Doe, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros came together in the Coldwater Canyon studio of Grammy-winning producer Dave Way to create The Big Picnic Band.
The resulting sound deepens and illuminates, but does not overwhelm, the deft songwriting and tight harmonies that have become Jeni & Billy’s signature among fans.
“Jeni & Billy are the sweetest, most down to earth, good people – making music just like that,” says four time Grammy-winning co-producer Dave Way.

More About Jeni
More About Billy
More About Craig Eastman

October 2014 Concert Schedule

Back From Nowhere
An Evening with CV Wells
On Saturday October 4th, 2014 – 7:30 PM

CV Wells

CV Wells is Back From Nowhere. The media often run stories of well known songwriters or musicians still doing what they’re already famous for long into their Autumn years. But it’s rare to hear of someone crazy enough to start a music career at that same point in their life. CV Wells did exactly that. An up and coming, and sought after talent in his youth, fate and his own personal demons would send him on many detours away from his music. He’s now come back full circle. His recently released debut CD was recorded with Grammy nominated producer Reggie Griffin. It showcases Wells’ powerful vocal talent and his touching, story-driven and sometimes humorous songwriting. His unique style blends Folk and Acoustic Rock with just a hint of his Texas roots as an undercurrent. When someone asked him “Why aren’t you famous? Where have you been?” Wells said “Nowhere. But now I’m back!”

For directions and parking information for The Brickyard Theatre: Click here
RSVP Required for all attendees: Click here
Please Bring a Jacket and Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine.

$20 suggested donation
CD’s Available at the Concert – For More information about CV and Samples Click here

What Other reviewers have said about CV:

“A voice rich enough to add power to a ballad and emotive enough to communicate beyond words!” Glen Starkey-NEW TIMES

“I really LOVE this album” Rob Kimball- KCBX RADIO

“This is what happens when the right voice meets the right song” Dave Congalton-KVEC RADIO

“Who the hell is CV Wells?” Overheard before a performance.

Cinnamon Rice or Plain Rice Too!

Oddly it comes up that people eat rice at my house and then ask for the recipe.

I wondered about this one, however, I want to be of service with my cooking and recipes so I am sharing them all. Of course many things are off the cuff, so be patient, make your requests and I will be blogging the best I can. As always thank you for your interest.

20141013_161940Now for the Rice

I use a long grain and when I say long grain the stuff I get from a restaurant in Lake Elsinore is the longest grain I have ever seen. It almost looks like noodles it is so long. Any way, saute a brown onion in either butter or olive oil.

After Onion is Sauted, add 2 cups of rice, and a tablespoon or so of Cinnamon then saute the mixture a bit, then add 3 cups of water and let boil.

When the boiling starts, turn flame to low and cook for 20 minutes or whatever your rices needs as different species of rice have different cooking times.

You will need to make a few batches to calibrate with your stove, pan, altitude, and attitude. When you are calibrated, then repeat as necessary.

Charley Carlin - Blogger!

Charley Carlin


About The Author
Charley is an avid locator of those slightly odd and a bit different places, museums, shrines and viewports that give life a bit of extra flavor. He can be found about the web on his family site – charley.net, his home town blog – Atascadero.net, his social media guidance site – TheWebGame.com and at Atascadero’s Best Kept Secret the BrickyardTheatre.com.

Learn another language for free!

Every once and awhile I come across an incredible tool that I must share with everyone. Duolingo is just such a tool. To communicate with another person we need a common language. Did you ever want to learn another language? Well now you can, and with no cost. You already speak another language? Help tune up the translations on the web, and be a prat of making the world a better place.. The site www.duolingo.com enables one to be a part of something big. Millions of people are already using www.duolingo.com today.  Whether you want to learn French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Danish, Italian or Hungarian, Duolingo can help you! Watch this short overview video and jump with an account to help the world and you communicate better.

August 2014 Concert Schedule

The events and happenings on our radar for August 2014 are:

On Saturday, August 23rd, at 8 PM,
GRAMMY nominated composer/performer Garry EisterGarry Eister

Garry Eisterwill present a benefit recital of guitar songs by himself and others at The Brickyard Theatre which is located at the home of Charley and Anet Carlin in Atascadero, CA

Eister will present the premier performance of FOLK PEOPLE a cycle of songs whose subjects and themes are drawn from American folk music.

This audience-friendly piece is a musical hybrid whose style is a blend of art song and folk song and is accompanied on one of only a handful of just-intonated resonator guitars extant in the world. The second half of the program will consist of songs by Brel, Weill, Waits, Dylan and others.

$20 suggested donation – All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Path Point, Inc. of San Luis Obispo – a support organization for adults with developmental disabilities.
For directions and parking info for The Brickyard Theatre: Click here 
RSVP Required for all attendees: Click here
Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine.

For More information about Garry go to Eistermusic.com  or Google  Garry Eister

Why Do I Need LinkedIn? You Need to Know!

There is  story to tell with LinkedIn. LinkedIn is an important part of everyone’s digital footprint. Here is an interview I did discussing the details and whys of that digital footprint. There are a short series of articles about LinkedIn I have place on my social media blog as well at The Web Game Social Media Guide Site.

Please visit my profile on LinkedIn for an example profile.

Charley Carlin - Blogger!

Charley Carlin


About The Author
Charley is an avid locator of those slightly odd and a bit different places, museums, shrines and viewports that give life a bit of extra flavor. He can be found about the web on his family site – charley.net, his home town blog – Atascadero.net, his social media guidance site – TheWebGame.com and at Atascadero’s Best Kept Secret the BrickyardTheatre.com.

 

 

Irish Soda Bread

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease two 8” pie or cake pans

4 – 4 ¼  Cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Soda
3 tsp baking powder
¼ Cup sugar
¼ Cup butter
1 egg
1 ¾ Buttermilk
2 Cups raisins or currants

In a large bowl mix together flour, salt, soda, baking powder, and sugar until thoroughly blended.
Cut in cold butter.  I literally take my hands and just break it into the dry ingredients by crumbling it through my fingers until fully into the flour mix. (do not melt the butter!)
Add Raisins

Beat the egg slightly and add to buttermilk
Stir the buttermilk/egg into the dry mixture until blended.

Turn out the soft dough onto a floured board
Knead until smooth (2 -3 minutes)

Divide dough in two.  Shape each half into a smooth round loaf.
Place in 2 greased 8” pie or cake pans.  Press down until dough fills the pan.

Cut a cross in the top of the loaves.  Sprinkle with some sugar (or not)
Bake 375 degrees for 35-40 min.

Robert Allen Jensen

Robert Allen Jensen

Robert Allen Jensen

Bob made his transition surrounded by four generations of his family on April 21st at his home in Atascadero after a long illness.

Although born in Santa Maria California November 1932., Bob grew up in the San Fernando Valley.  He joined the USMC at 19 years old and served in Korea.  His service was from 1951-1954 as a member of the EOD and completed his service with the rank of Sergeant. Bob was wounded in action.

After returning home, Bob apprenticed to his father and followed a lifetime career as a painting contractor throughout the LA basin.

In 1957 he met who was to become his lifetime sweetheart, Linda Blackwell;  they married in 1959 and raised 3 sons. Bob was a loving and devoted father and husband.  He had a great heart and quick wit.  He always proved the statement that “he never met a stranger” as his friendliness attracted many friends.

Much of Bob’s life revolved around sports, motorcycle racing, and coaching.  He was a member of the SoCal Motorcycle Club and enjoyed desert racing. He was a gifted athlete and pitched in Double A fastpitch.  He and his wife, Linda, started the first Women’s Double A Fastpitch Softball League in the San Fernando Valley. He was the coach for the VALCO Double A fast pitch team.

Bob touched so many young lives.  One of his great joys was teaching.  He loved working with children both as a coach for a team and as a private/neighbor who helped a kid improve his batting skills, pass a learner’s driving test, or repair their brakes.

Bob and Linda moved to Atascadero in 1984.  He continued his paint contracting until his retirement.

Bob is predeceased by his Father, Clark Glenn Jensen, his mother, Lillian Elizabeth Jensen, and his brother, Glenn Jensen.  He is survived by his wife Linda Jensen, sister, Jackie Coppedge (husband, Alton) of Helendale and three sons: Derek Lee Jensen (wife Jill) of Santa Barbara, Keith Allen Jensen (wife Shannon) of Atascadero and John Darren Jensen  (wife Patrice) of Ojai.  His grandchildren are all Jensens: Ashley, Shane, Justin, Joshua, Jace, Jeremy and Jenna. He has one great grandchild, Jayden Jensen.
The family has suggested that donations be made to The Wounded Warrior Project  or The Disabled American Veterans in lieu of flowers.

Our April 2014 Flowers

The Roses and the Iris hit wonderful notes this April surrounding us with the beauty of mother nature everywhere we look. We are so grateful.

I see little tomato flowers too. Can’t wait for those big vine ripened tomatoes, and we will have four different types!

Enjoy

May 2014 Schedule

The Events for May 2014 on our radar are:

1st thru 4th – Morro Bay Annual Crusin’ Event
2nd and 3rd – A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee Opens at SLO Little Theatre
10th – Cambria host a Chili Cookoff and Car Show
10th – Paso Robles War Birds Wings and Wheels annual Open House
11th – Mothers Day – Plan ahead and get reservations !!
16th thru 18th – Paso Robles Annual Wine Festival. Events Everywhere!
23rd and 24th – San Luis Obispo – 28th Annual California Festival of Beers
24th – Paso Robles Festival of the Arts
24th and 25th – Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival
24th thru 26th – Morro Bay Art in the Park
24th thru 26th – Cayucos – Antique Gas and Steam Engine SHow