I put on a weekly show that I have talked about here on the Stay at Home Rock Star. It's called Coffeehouse Radio Live @ Java Jones East Village. Last night was the first event of 2010 and it was awesome!
My featured performer was Taylor Begert. Taylor is now living in LA but is originally from Seattle. He brings an awesome Alt rock sound the likes of which you'd hear on a 91X. www.myspace.com/taylorbegert is highly recommended. We met almost two years ago to the day. I was fill-in-hosting for a friend at Java Jones when he and Kenny Eng were booked to play. It ended up being a night where I would meet two new friends that are like family to us now. Taylor's guitar playing, powerful voice and thought out lyrics just flat out rock! His CD has seen a lot of time in our player and once you get one, you'll see why.
Another real treat last night was a young lady that I played a festival with in October of '09. It was headlined by Matisyahu and was completely insane! That is where I met Cindy Santini. A girl that can make her guitar sound like a Uke or jam on it like a true rocker. She just recently played with Donovan Frankenreiter during the ASP World Tour Pipeline Contest and In Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave contest. She is currently signed to a label, Bonded Records, and once you hear her you know why. Voice, lyrics, guitar playing and presence. This girl is the whole package and it's pure Aloha. www.myspace.com/cindysantini is a recommended sight and she is scheduled to be the featured performer on April 9th.
Thanks to these two for helping to kick off 2010 in an awesome way. I also want to thank my good friend Ves who can sing his a$$ off, Chuck for his turned down, hilarious show tunes and Alan Land for always being an awesome performer.
Don't miss next week when Lindsay White comes downtown to rock the Coffeehouse!