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Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 7:00pm and the first performance begins at 8:00pm.
Ramona Mainstage is an all ages venue. Persons under 21 must be accompanied by a parent.
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Sunday, May 29  ·  Security Project – Music Of Peter Gabriel

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Security Project - Music of Peter Gabriel
Tickets

Adv purchase: $25
Day of show: $30

  • Security Project – Music Of Peter Gabriel, featuring:
    • Jerry Marotta: Drums, Vocal
    • Trey Gunn: Warr Guitar, Vocal
    • Brian Cummins: Lead Vocal
    • Michael Cozzi: Guitars, Vocal
    • David Jameson: Keyboards
  • Alex Machacek
  • Agent 22, featuring:
    • Tom Griesgraber
    • Rayan Moran – Slightly Stoopid
  • Points North

Security Project

The timeless music of PETER GABRIEL has found new life through The Security Project. Featuring former members of Peter Gabriel Band, King Crimson, a former Marillion member’s tour, Carpet Crawlers UK, The Lou Reed Band, The Security Project not only recreates these masterpieces live, but gives them new musical wings for the 21st century. The reviews have been glowing: “Scary Good Show!” raves Progression Magazine after their premiere in New York City. Noted musicians also have given a thumbs up, including Tony Levin, Larry Fast (both from Gabriel’s band) Steve Hackett (Genesis), Jon Anderson (Yes), Gabriel Mixer/Producer Tom Lord-Alge, Gabriel Analyst Lilywhite Leigh, to name a few, have all taken note.

With Gabriel now a double-inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (both with Genesis as well as his solo career) The Security Project deliver the most adventurous music from his first five solo albums, including “Security” and culminating with “Plays Live”.

  • Jerry Marotta: Drums & Percussion, Backing Vocals
  • Trey Gunn: Warr Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Brian Cummins: Lead Vocals
  • Fuzzbee Morse: Guitars, Flute, Backing Vocals
  • David Jameson: Keyboards & Eigenharp

Alex Machacek

Alex Machacek was born and raised in Austria and moved to Los Angeles in 2004. He studied Jazz guitar and Jazz Education at the Conservatory in Vienna and completed 2 semesters at Berklee College of Music, Boston. While still in Austria, Machacek was named Guitar Newcomer for 1998 in a European guitar competition and the following year debuted as a leader with “Featuring Ourselves”.

Very soon after this he began working with Terry Bozzio which materialized in BPM’s “Delete and Roll” followed by OutTrio’s “Live in Austin” DVD (with Bozzio and Patrick O’Hearn).

Besides his own releases he has played and/or recorded with: Eddie Jobson’s UKZ, Planet X, Virgil Donati Band, CAB, The Scott Kinsey Group, Gary Husband, Jimmy Johnson, Hadrien Feraud, John Wetton, Tony Levin, to name a few.

Agent 22

Somewhere along the borders where melodies, grooves, harmonies and textures meet, you can find Agent 22. Tom Griesgraber (aka: Thos) and Ryan Moran (aka: Rymo) share a fascination for the intangible; that music that defines a mood and stirs the imagination. There can be light and there can be dark. There can be immersive denisty or beautiful abject sparsity; mercurial quickness and contemplative stillness. Their technique as instrumentalists can drive an audience’s fascination, but is often held in reserve in defernce to what is more important; the emotion of the moment.

Difficult to classify yet easily identified, the music of Agent 22 is based in rock, but borrows amply from jazz, funk, world and classical. While best known for Chapman Stick and drums respectively, both Tom and Ryan make use of multiple instruments. A graduate of San Diego State University (where the two first met and worked together) Ryan’s instrumental pallette extends through Latin American, African and Asian percussion as well as vibes, synths and the Australlian didjeridoo. Tom Griesgraber graduated from Berklee College of Music as a guitar major, but his musical journey began on piano and violin and continues through bass, synths and vocals.

Individually the two have garnered much attention throughout the music industry. Rymo has spent years with groups like Slightly Stoopid and the B-Side Players, touring the world and headlining venues like Red Rocks Amplitheatre, The Fillmore and House of Blues. Thos has toured and recorded with some of the industry’s most respected instrumentalists like Bert Lams of the California Guitar Trio and Peter Gabriel/Paul McCartney alumnus Jerry Marotta. Both have solo albums that the other has contributed to and together they have provided the backbone of recordings for a number of other artists. Through it all though, Agent 22 remains a focal point for their shared exploration of that most intangible art form; music.

Points North

Points North creates melodic guitar-driven instrumental music, combining musicianship and a modern aesthetic with classic tones, song structures, and pop sensibility.

Some of the diverse and noted artists Points North has played with across Northern and Southern California include:

  • Eric Johnson
  • Blues Traveler
  • KingsX
  • Al Di Meola
  • Allan Holdsworth
  • Steve Morse
  • and more



Friday, June 17  ·  Carolyn Wonderland

Doors open at 7:00 pm

A musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time.

“She’d grown up the child of a singer in a band and began playing her mother’s vintage Martin guitar when other girls were dressing dolls. She’d gone from being the teenage toast of her hometown Houston to sleeping in her van in Austin amid heaps of critical acclaim for fine recordings Alcohol & Salvation, Bloodless Revolution, and most recently, Miss Understood.

Along with the guitar and the multitude of other instruments she learned to play – trumpet, accordion, piano, mandolin, lap steel – Wonderland’s ability to whistle remains most unusual. Whistling is a uniquely vocal art seldom invoked in modern music, yet it’s among the most spectacular talents the human voice possesses.


Saturday, June 18  ·  Gary Hoey

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Gary Hoey
Tickets
Adv purchase: $25
Day of show: $30

Gary Hoey

World renowned rock guitarist Gary Hoey takes on the Blues with his new album, “Deja Blues,” to be released in November 2012 on Wazoo Music Group. “This is an album of original blues songs I’ve wanted to record for a long time. The Blues has always been near and dear to my heart, I have so much respect for it. When I’m recording a blues song, it’s a 5 minute journey and you can’t take a breath, you can’t keep punching in the recording button to fix stuff or it loses the vibe.”

With a collection of 18 albums and a #5 Billboard Rock hit with “Hocus Pocus” it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. Gary’s clients have included Walt Disney films, ESPN, New Line Cinema, and scoring the Roller Coaster “California Screaming” songs placed in “Office Space”, “Deck The Halls” with Danny Devito, Beethoven III (The dog movie) Endless Summer II full score.

Hoey has toured and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, The Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Styx, Steve Vai, Peter Frampton, and Dick Dale.

RDG

  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
  • 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”


Saturday, June 25  ·  Davy Knowles

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Davey Knowles

The journey began for Davy Knowles growing up in the Isle of Man, learning to play guitar from listening to the likes of Gallagher, Clapton, Knopfler, Green and Mayall in his father’s record collection, and honing his skills playing the local music circuit. Knowles’s professional career started with a bang – arriving in America age 19 with his band Back Door Slam, an acclaimed debut album, and rave reviews at SXSW 2007. (“I heard the spirit of Jimi Hendrix” — Patrick MacDonald, Seattle Times). From that dynamic introduction, Knowles proceeded to make a significant impact across US media – from memorable TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America, to a three year run at radio with the singles ‘Come Home’ from the debut album Roll Away and ‘Tear Down the Walls’ and ‘Coming Up For Air’ from the Peter Frampton produced sophomore album – both albums Top 3 Billboard Blues Chart.

“Davy already has a recognizable style. He’s definitely the gunslinger guitarist of the 21st century,” – Peter Frampton

Mother Grundy

Rockin’ the blues! Members include Eric Heuschele – Guitar, Robin Hoffos – Vocals/Guitar, Jack Butler – Guitar/Slide Guitar, Dave Held – Bass and David Zedaker – Drums.



Saturday, July 30  ·  Hearts and Hooves – Memories of Elvis Presley

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Memories of Elvis Presley
Tickets
Adv purchase: $30
Day of show: $35

Proceeds for this concert go to
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Memories of Elvis Presley

Jacob Roman

Jacob Roman is an award winning 1950’s Elvis Tribute Artist and 2X E.P.EXPO Grand Champion (2013 Yuma, AZ; 2014 Shawnee, OK)

Ryan Pelton

Elvis Tribute Artist of the Year Award – 2015 Elvis Tribute Industry Awards
Industry Achievement Award – 2015 Elvis Tribute Industry Awards
3rd Runner Up in the 2015 Ultimate Elvis Contest
Starred in the movie The Identical

Tyler James

Tyler realized his true passion was performing. With alot of sacrifices and hard work his dream became reality. He entered the Ultimate Elvis Contest on Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV. He was approached by the Director of Entertainment and is now the Official Elvis of Fremont Street Experience. He performs before thousands of people each week.



Friday, August 5  ·  Sonny Landreth

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Sonny Landreth
Tickets
Adv purchase: $25
Day of show: $30
Two nights – Only dates in Southern CA

Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth’s new album, Bound By The Blues, to be released June 8th on Provogue, marks a return to the slide guitarist’s musical roots. It presents a bold, big-sounding collection of recordings that climb to stratospheric heights of jazz informed improvisation, swagger like the best of classic rock, and inevitably remain deeply attached to the elemental emotional and compositional structures that are at the historic core of the blues.





With Landreth’s mountainous guitar tones and nuanced singing leading the way on its ten songs, Bound By the Blues is a powerful tribute to the durability and flexibility of the genre, and to his own creative vision. It’s also a radical departure from his previous two albums, 2012’s classical/jazz fusion outing Elemental Journey and 2008’s guest-star-studded From the Reach.


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Saturday, August 6  ·  Sonny Landreth

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Sonny Landreth
Tickets
Adv purchase: $25
Day of show: $30
Two nights – Only dates in Southern CA

Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth’s new album, Bound By The Blues, to be released June 8th on Provogue, marks a return to the slide guitarist’s musical roots. It presents a bold, big-sounding collection of recordings that climb to stratospheric heights of jazz informed improvisation, swagger like the best of classic rock, and inevitably remain deeply attached to the elemental emotional and compositional structures that are at the historic core of the blues.





With Landreth’s mountainous guitar tones and nuanced singing leading the way on its ten songs, Bound By the Blues is a powerful tribute to the durability and flexibility of the genre, and to his own creative vision. It’s also a radical departure from his previous two albums, 2012’s classical/jazz fusion outing Elemental Journey and 2008’s guest-star-studded From the Reach.


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Mother Grundy

Rockin’ the blues! Members include Eric Heuschele – Guitar, Robin Hoffos – Vocals/Guitar, Jack Butler – Guitar/Slide Guitar, Dave Held – Bass and David Zedaker – Drums.

Boxcar Chief

Live music has grit again with Southern California’s Boxcar Chief, a five-piece rock band touring venues in Southern California.

Lead guitarist, lyricist, and frontman Brian Gaines (formerly of The Natural Fact, Mandrex Jones, and Almost Criminals) leads his band through a seventies era and Southern rock-jam sound. Scott Anderson’s (Chuck Richards, Hoyny) no nonsense bass lines and Sean Rhead’s (Sourgrass, Hoyny) experimental drum patterns have near perfect synchronicity from their years of playing together in the band Hoyny. In late 2014 Paul Cougil joined them on keyboards; his long standing musical career in San Diego brings experience and melodic depth to their live shows; it’s clear he is having fun and being creative as he plays. Steve Poirier joined the band in 2015 to complete the lineup. Boxcar Chief is all about doing what comes naturally, creating an Americana, summer-all-year feel, perfect for their subtle psychedelic rock and slightly bluesy style. They’re about making music for anyone willing to listen, to cut loose, to escape for a few hours.


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