In February, we also played a venue called Trip in Venice, CA at their open mic and came across Jerry. When he walked in, we were intrigued by him and interested to know what he would sound like. All we can say is have a look at the video. His originality is undeniable. Watch Jerry here.
Topanga Canyon, California. January 2020. We had struggled up this lovely canyon with all the gear to make a live vid. Unseasonably warm with great light. The sun shone onto a beautiful red rock with red berries on a bush beside it. Amazingly some one had left a number of stones in a heart shape... Continue Reading →
A strange and wonderful night last night in the City of Angels. Sidewalk Cafe on the shores of the ocean at an open mic Wednesday. It’s also basketball night for the LA Lakers on many huge silent screens - except the music area.Musically a mix of wild country, new rock and grunge . Everyone can... Continue Reading →
Much fun, new friends and good music at TRIP Santa Monica today. John’s great sound system and good craic with Taryn and Ansom. Thanks all for a lovely time!
We went to Los Angeles, California for a few weeks and while we're there, we're looking into the acoustic music scene. It was the first time we'd been to a Sofar Sounds event. It sounded interesting. You go online and buy tickets for a music event without knowing who's playing and which venue it's going... Continue Reading →
We had a very busy winter time. Between early November and early February we spent only four nights at home. Its good to be back. Plenty of musical things happened, most of which is here on our website. Now its time for some settled thoughts and settled actions - like playing our ‘home’ gig. This is... Continue Reading →
Pappy and Harriet’s Palace, Pioneertown, Yucca Valley, California - Monday December 10th 2018 We had heard of this place but only in passing. A great gig venue in the mountains above the Yucca Valley. A famous place where some famous musos go, as a bucket list thing, to play the open mic evening. Within 2... Continue Reading →
Here’s us having the time of our lives at Pappy and Harriet’s with the fabulous Jimmy Mack of Sly and the Family Stone fame. We can’t tell you how exciting this was for us! More to follow soon here on our website. (Thanks to Liza Kane for the photo)
Being in LA at the moment reminds me of a couple of years ago, when RioMacRae were invited to play at the Arts Cooperative in downtown LA. After the gig and the photos, we saw by chance that Den had sprouted wings and Fred had a Buddha with him. We went down well with an... Continue Reading →
I want to say a big thank you to a lovely lady from Lexington, Hollywood called Lila who sold me her old guitar at a very low price. I've got it home, put fettling and strings into it and, within my musical means it's back in action. Sounds like the big beauties that get used by... Continue Reading →