It has been a while since I have started a music showcase at a new location. So now that it is 2013 I quess there is no better time. The place to be is, Pho-King Delicious 9350 Corbin Ave Northridge, 91324 on Friday Jan.25th, 7pm to 10pm. This is a Vietnamese noodle soup and stir fry restaurant with a full food menu. There will be no cover charge for this event.
7pm to 7:45pm--- Miranda Finn
Twelve year-old singer/songwriter Miranda Finn has been making waves ever since her original song, “Maybe I Can Change This World" was posted on youtube, A New Jersey woman and the founder of the "Bald Barbie Facebook movement" asked to use Miranda's song as the movement's theme song to encourage Mattel to make a bald doll for kids with cancer. Mattel has since agreed to do so. Since then, Miranda has been featured in Santa Clarita Elite Magazine, on JLTV, on KHTS AM 1220, and in GirlsLife Magazine and she performs locally around L.A. Her self-titled EP is available on iTunes and on her web site: www.MirandaFinn.net. The 12-year-old singer/songwriter recently won CAP Studios “Make It Reel” contest where young artists compete to win a professional music video. Miranda’s video, “Maybe I Can Change This World” can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/user/MirandaFinn along with her other originals.
7:45pm to 8:30pm--- Bryan Chan
Bryan Chan always trying to achieve the goal of giving blues music the heart, soul and respect it deserves.
You tube video of Bryan Chan
8:30pm to 9:15pm--- Barry Cullison www.bluepower.com
Barry Cullison’s dad played a ’46 flat top Gibson and knew every Hank Williams song there was. His mom sang harmony and played the harmonica and dulcimer. With his two musical sisters it was tough to find a harmony part while the family sang on car trips to pass the time. He was raised country but seduced by rock and roll. Barry has paid dues both as an actor and guitar player in Chicago, New York and now LA. TV shows like “X Files”, “Magnificent Seven” and “Cold Case” are fun and paid the bills. But he has a passion to play guitar and he keeps cranking out his own tunes. He is trying to reinvent the wheel with his songs so it’s a bit difficult to put a bead on what his style is. It can be furious and complex, political or funny. He can tear it up or bring it down. Barry would rather work on a song than watch TV, read a book or go to bed. In spite of this, he and his wife Laura have a beautiful 9-year old son, Darby, and Dar likes the guitar too.
9:15pm to 10pm--- Marc Platt
Marc has been making records since 1983 and has had several songs featured in TV and films. His current CD "Bitter & Sweet" was well REVIEWED in American Songwriter magazine last fall. Marc and his band The Plattitudes can often be seen playing around town in various formations.