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Ramona Mainstage is an all ages venue. Persons under 21 must be accompanied by a parent.
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Play At The Ramona Mainstage – Local Bands
Devon Allman (born August 10, 1972) is a vocalist, guitarist, keyboard player and songwriter. He is the founder and bandleader of Honeytribe, (also known as Devon Allman’s Honeytribe). In addition to creating two albums and leading multiple tours across North America and Europe with Honeytribe, Devon has contributed to several other musical recordings, including Vargas Blues Band and the A Song for My Father compilation album. Devon has appeared occasionally as a guest musician for Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band. His other musical projects include the blues-rock supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood and a solo album that was released in February 2013.
Devon is the son of Gregg Allman (of The Allman Brothers Band).
Rockin’ the blues! Members include Eric Heuschele – Guitar, Robin Hoffos – Vocals/Guitar, Jack Butler – Guitar/Slide Guitar, Dave Held – Bass and David Zedaker – Drums.
Johnny Oskam first landed on the music scene in Southern California when he was invited to play on stage with Jonny Lang a month before his 20th birthday. This incredible honor began the snowball effect of what would become an avalanche of success in only three year’s time. Since then, Oskam and his extremely talented band have opened for artists such as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tab Benoit, Eric Burdon and Kim Wilson. Among these artists, Shawn Jones and Tab Benoit also have invited Johnny on stage to play a few songs. As time moves forward, Johnny Oskam and his band continue to gain attention from audiences and artists all over Southern California.
Johnny Oskam has been playing guitar since he was age 13. Since then, Johnny has demonstrated a virtuosic skill on the instrument, but there is a lot more to Johnny Oskam than just fancy leads and guitar playing. Behind Johnny’s guitar strings is the depth of an old soul that the world needs to hear, see and experience. His voice, guitar and songwriting skills all culminate in his powerful presence to bring to an audience this very soul, a soul that has grown up listening and feeling the passion and connection of the artists that preceded him in the journey of the blues. Artists such as Son House, B.B. King, Albert King, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as the latest generation of artists such as John Mayer, Derek Trucks, Tab Benoit, Matt Schofield, Philip Sayce, Doyle Bramhall II, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang, to name a few, have all been instrumental in the shaping of Johnny’s soul in a more profound way than just picking strings and playing notes. The essence of the blues, as it uniquely rings through the aforementioned artists’ music, rings through Oskam’s music as well.
For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.
It’s About Pride is the new album from The Outlaws, a record 4 years in the making and perhaps 20 or more in the waiting. And for original Outlaws vocalist/guitarist Henry Paul, it’s a hard-fought revival whose success can be measured in old fans and new music. “Because The Outlaws have been out of the public eye for so long, it’s almost like starting over,” he explains. “But because of the band’s history, we’re seeing this as a new chapter. We’ve written and recorded this album on our own terms, and we’re out to make a significant impression. What our fans loved then they still love now, but most of all, they recognize the heart and sincerity we put in our music.” For co-founding drummer Monte Yoho, the journey is both bittersweet and jubilant. “I still think about the friends we made when we first came into this industry, how we struggled to define this thing that became known as ‘Southern Rock’,” Yoho says. “This new album embodies all the things we shared musically and personally, as well as the relationships we have with our fans to this day. It’s about where we’ve been, where we’re going, and why we still love to do this.”
America’s Tribute to the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band. SKYNYRD’S INNYRDS have established themselves as the authentic tribute act to the original Lynyrd Skynyrd Band throughout Southern California, winning over audiences at every show. Playing classic Skynyrd songs has helped the band to develop a portal to the original band before the tragic October 20th, 1977 plane crash that took the lives of Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines and Dean Kilpatrick.When the members of SKYNYRD’S INNYRDS take the stage, it is a complete tribute to America’s greatest and hardest working band to this day. The tribute band meet people at each show with a Skynyrd story to tell and these people love Lynyrd Skynyrd so much that each person always says “Skynyrd is my band!”. So many people relate to the music of Skynyrd that we just had to put this project together. First of all, because we are all huge fans just like anyone and second because the music is very exciting to play. We of course love the reaction when we hit the note and look forward to spreading the gospel of Lynyrd Skynyrd to a venue near you.
Lynch Mob “Sun Red Sun” is the bands 11th release and was written and recorded by the same line up as the “Sound Mountain Sessions” EP (Lynch/Logan/Crane/Coogan). “Sun Red Sun” once again highlights the unique pairing of Oni Logan & George Lynch and showcases their ever evolving songwriting abilities. Mixed & mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier” (Lynch Mob/Lita Ford/KXM), “Sun Red Sun” offers up straight forward rockers like “Believers of the Day” and “Play The Game”, as well as more groove-oriented cuts like “Erotika” and “Subliminal Dream”. The CD also features a dynamic George Lynch guitar solo track called “Black Waters” as well as an acoustic ballad called “Sun Red Sun”, which is a tribute to the late great Badlands singer Ray Gillen. The release also features a cover of Bad Company’s “Burnin’ Sky” and includes four re-mastered bonus tracks from the original Sound Mountain Sessions EP: “Slow Drag”, “World of Chance”, “City of Freedom” and “Sucka”!
Rammoth formed in early 2011 originally 4 members playing all original rock with hard driving riffs complemented by melodic tones. Many influencial muscians drive the force behind our music, bands from the 60’s to present. We strive to write songs that will take you on a ride musically and lyrically, come and see the show!
Taz Taylor was exposed at a very early age to the golden era of Rock Guitar playing. Michael Schenker in UFO and then in his own band MSG, Gary Moore in his late-70s/early-80s heyday, Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee and of course the early Van Halen albums, all left an indelible mark on the musical psyche of Taz.
The Iron Maidens
The Iron Maidens is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 2001 as an all-female tribute act to English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Considered the “World’s Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden,” the band currently consists of vocalist Kirsten Rosenberg, bassist Wanda Ortiz, drummer Linda McDonald, guitarist Courtney Cox and, since 2010, a rotating cast of guitarists sitting in on the second guitar part including Nita Strauss, Nikki Stringfield, Nili Brosh and others, all of whom have adopted separate aliases to mirror their Iron Maiden counterparts.
Hellbent – A Judas Priest Experience
Taking tracks from Screaming for Vengeance and earlier Judas Priest albums, Hellbent is sure to satisfy the hardcore Priest fans and metal heads of all ages.
Back 2 Black – The AC/DC Tribute
A premier tribute to AC/DC based in San Diego, California. They have the look, sound and power of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. This award winning act has been captivating audiences throughout the Southwest since 2009. If you want to see and hear the closest thing to the original AC/DC, there is only one option… Back 2 Black.
The Dirty Work
The Dirty Work is a band of brothers who take their love of classic rock, metal and blues to form their own original rock sound.
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OFU – Tribute to UFO
OFU is a San Diego, California based tribute to the music of the seminal English band UFO.
A tribute to Deep Purple
Marty Friedman began his career as a Shrapnel solo recording artist and later recruited a then 17 year old Jason Becker to form the yet unrivaled dual guitar unit, “Cacophony”, who have a strong influence on today’s top guitarists. Amassing worldwide acclaim as a guitar superstar, he came to the attention of Megadeth. Racking up sales of over 10 million records with Megadeth, Friedman continued to record solo records, often embarking on adventurous musical forays far removed from his work with Megadeth, including an album with Golden Globe winner Kitaro.
In a bold move, he left the legendary Megadeth to pursue new musical goals and has succeeded tremendously. Friedman’s many accomplishments make him currently the only musician to be a fixture in the top class of the Japanese domestic as well as international music scene.
EXMORTUS are an entity amongst themselves and their music, both complex and thoroughly hook-laden, refuses to lend itself to easy categorization. From the technical death-thrash riffage and surgically precise drumming to their neo-classical, twin virtuoso lead guitar attack, fans of death metal, thrash, prog metal, traditional heavy metal and all true metal sub-genres alike enjoy having their craniums crushed by the fury of EXMORTUS.
Formed on June 1st, 2012 by guitarist/vocalist Steve Brogden and bassist Don Lauder, and with the addition of drumming legend Norm Leggio and Cage guitarist Dave Garcia, Nukem is one of San Diego’s newest and most promising Thrash Metal acts to appear on the scene and they’re ready to destroy! In the band’s short time of existence thus far, Nukem has had the honor of playing direct support to LeatherWolf, Halcyon Way, Fozzy, Metal Church, and the mighty Saxon! They are currently putting the final touches on their soon to be released demo and will start the writing process on the next wave of songs. All though the band is new to the scene, the members themselves are not. Each player is comes to this project with a massive of amount of experience, know-how, and perseverance. Nukem’s future is looking very promising and they’re ready to deliver the Thrash Metal payload. Now’s the time to Nukem All!
Jack Russell’s Great White
Jack Russell’s Great White represents the next phase of a legacy.
Rather than look backwards and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum hard rock entity’s storied origins, Jack Russell set his sights on the future. In December 2011, Jack Russell’s Great White first bared its teeth. Since its inception, the frontman welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana—this time as a guitar player and keyboardist—lead guitarist Robby Lochner, and drummer Dicki Fliszar. Now, this group has a sharp, soaring, and slick new album on the horizon for 2014 boasting the bluesy hard rock stomp that made Russell and Montana icons in the first place.
Sledd is a five piece, hard hitting, Heavy-Alternative, Album Orientated Rock, Musical Group from San Diego, CA. The Band was founded by Lead Vocalist/Frontman Cary Rothman, Keyboardist/Vocalist Peter DeLuke Jr and Brother/Drummer Dino DeLuke in March of 1995.
Sledd has played with, opened for, or toured with such legendary Hard Rock Musical Groups as: Tesla, Great White, The Bullet Boys, Gilby Clarke, Blue Oyster Cult, Dokken, Quiet Riot, Queensryche, Ratt, LA Guns, UFO, Skid Row, Cinderella and Y&T.
Their latest and third Album “Insane Laughter” has received National Airplay in several United States Cities. In April/May 2009, Sledd members along with Executive Producer and Tesla Bassist Brian Wheat recorded a four song EP at “J” Street Studios in Sacramento, CA. All four cuts later appeared on the self produced Sledd CD “Insane Laughter”. Sledd’s second Album ”Crooked Smiles” was produced by Great White Guitarist Mark Kendall. Kendall also managed the Band from 2001 – 2003.
High-energy stage performance. Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other!
Dennis’s feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and contemporary style of American rock and blues.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and now based in Los Angeles, California, Jones continues to pursue his musical goal of becoming a top entertainer in his field. With four well-regarded CD releases to date, and a fifth to be released later this year, Jones’ vision has never been in clearer focus.
Dennis Jones also writes songs for other notable artists; he wrote Temporary Man for Guitar Shorty’s 2010 Alligator release, Bare Knuckle.
Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers
Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers are a high energy power trio playing all original blues-rooted rock & roll! Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers have appeared in concert with blues rock legends; Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tommy Castro, Coco Montoya and Eric Sardinas to name a few. Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers deliver a unique sound that combines the Pulse of Rock with the Soul of Blues.
Strunz & Farah
When people first hear the music of acoustic guitar duo Strunz & Farah, they are often struck by the startling virtuosity of the musicianship — the impossible speed, the clean execution, the lyricism, the uncannily perfect improvisations, and their trademark tandem harmonies. Guitar Player Magazine has praised them as “two of the planet’s most gifted acoustic guitarists” and have referred to their technical prowess as “maximum acoustic shred”.
Improvisation is vital to the duo’s music— each piece has a solo section where each player freely improvises, capturing the spirit of the moment. They are spectacular live, and their fresh improvisations make each performance completely unique. They have been in the vanguard of an influential and innovative international style of virtuoso acoustic guitar playing, in a genre perhaps best described as World Jazz.
Renowned world, and classical musicians they have recorded with include Dr L Subramaniam, Hayadeh, Ashish Khan, Jihad Racy, Edwin Colon Zayas, and others; from the jazz world, Stanley Clark and Hubert Laws have recorded with them. They performed and recorded often with Jackson Browne; they have also recorded with Joan Baez, Joan Armatrading, Gerardo Nuñez, and Rodrigo y Gabriela (who claim Strunz & Farah as a major influence). They have appeared on showbills with Miles Davis, George Benson, Kenny Loggins, and Chick Corea, among many others.
Loudness is a Japan-based heavy metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Akira Takasaki and drummer Munetaka Higuchi. They were the first Japanese heavy metal act signed to a major label in the United States, releasing twenty-three studio albums (five in America) by the end of 2009 and reaching the Billboard Top 100 in their moment of maximum international popularity. Despite numerous changes in their roster, the band continued their activities during the 90s, finally reuniting the original line-up in 2000. On 30 November 2008 original drummer Munetaka Higuchi died from liver cancer at a hospital in Osaka at age 49. Loudness replaced him with Masayuki Suzuki and are still active to this day
Bitch – The original leather S&M heavy metal band from the 1980’s on Metal Blade / Enigma Records
Sinners Rage is an all Original Power Metal Band from San Diego Ca. The musical stylings are reminiscent of the 80’s and early 90’s Metal with today’s brand of heavy assault. Although the music is very melodic, it has a heaviness that will grab the attention of their audience.
The guy’s will bang their heads, and the ladies will shake their hips. There is a fine line between sounding too commercial or too heavy. Sinners Rage has bridged the gap.
The legendary metal band Fates Warning began in the early 1980’s playing a traditional style of heavy metal. However, they quickly began to adopt a more technically proficient style influenced by Rush and are considered by many to be the first true prog-metal band.
While the band has subsequently moved in more melodic and ambient directions, they have remained a vibrant and well-respected cornerstone for the prog camp within the heavy metal strata.
Hailing from San Diego, California, Power/ProgMetal band Symbolic came together with one goal – to play their music the way they want to play it.
Refusing to follow trends or lower their standards, the individual members of Symbolic found their way through numerous years and various projects filled with both live shows and recording projects. With Scott Bruce on vocals, Steve Potts on guitar, Bobby Fernandez on bass, and Steve Elias on drums, Symbolic is gearing up with a new energy and excitement for what will be their fifth CD later this year.
Metal is the music of the outcast, the rebel and the steely-eyed foot soldier. Its principles, values and atavistic power have made life worth living for millions over the last four decades and its inherent artistry continues to ensure that declaring oneself a metalhead is an act of intense, unerring pride. But every worthwhile musical subculture needs its heroes; its standard bearers and pugilistic defenders. For the last 20 years, MACHINE HEAD have flown the flag for truth, integrity and creative desire in metal, starting with the earth-shattering prescience of 1994’s classic Burn My Eyes and continuing through a series of albums that consistently redefined the very notion of heaviness and music while upholding an invigorating lyrical narrative that has turned the band into one of the few in modern times that can boast an unbreakable connection with the hearts and minds of the metal faithful.
Ho Ho Hoey
In 1995 the first Gary Ho Ho Hoey album was released. Hoey’s idea to put a rock edge on Christmas classics was inspired by his mother’s love for Christmas and growing up in Lowell MA with his 4 sisters. “With the last name, Hoey, I decided one day to record an album called Ho Ho Hoey and re-do some of my favorite Christmas classics with a rock guitar.” It was an instant hit at radio and sold over 350,000 copies and has been a staple at most rock stations around the country ever since. “I love doing the Ho Ho Hoey Rockin Holiday Tour every year because I get to give back and help folks with various charities and toy drives. It allows me to help communities and have some fun at the same time. And it’s Hoey’s loyal fan base and his connection with them that keeps him going. “I come out after every show to meet the fans,” says Hoey. “I enjoy the feedback and interaction.”
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