A person said: “If you have never heard a John Elliott song before, I’m sorry you’ve been deprived for this long.” Born and raised in Minnesota and now living in California, John Elliott has been releasing albums and performing in every type of venue you can imagine since 2006. His Honda Civic currently has 252,120 miles on it and is named Glen. His songs have been prominently heard on "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill," and "Californication" (a co-write with Gregory Alan Isakov and J Wagner). He has been featured in PASTE Magazine, on NPR and on Neil Young's "Living With War" website. His music has a cult-like international following and artists worldwide cover his songs. You can hear his music anywhere and everywhere if you're in the right place at the right time: on the radio, TV, and internet; in cars and around campfires. John remains an independent, unsigned and unaffiliated artist and he is proud of that fact. He continues to make a living and build a dedicated following the old fashioned way: one new believer at a time.
San Francisco based singer-songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine has received numerous recognitions for his work, including designation of Songwriter of the Year by the West Coast Songwriter’s Association, radio appearances on KGO, KSVY and KRSH, and television spots including ABC’s The Morning Blend, Sac and Company, and NBC’s Outlook Video. Although his albums have garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews, more noteworthy are the responses to his honest, raw, resonating live performances. Dubbed “the nicest guy ever to pick up an acoustic guitar” by LA Weekly, his unique brand of hopeful folk/pop has also recently been featured in a commercial for the 2013 Ford Fusion. The singer’s sense of realism, charm and infectious melodies and vocals have earned the praises of industry vets like Brian Lucey, mastering engineer for The Shin and The Black Keys, who said, “Bobby writes with a sweetness and honesty seldom heard in acoustic pop music.”
Remember, this house concert is in San Francisco (not Marin!), held at the lovely home of my friend Drew. Parking is ample in his neighborhood. Should you need to reach me the day of the concert, call my cell at[masked]-0608.
Cost is $15-20/person (sliding scale) at the door. John and Bobby Jo will have CDs for sale so be sure to bring extra cash with you. Support independent musicians!
As is custom with house concerts, please bring a beverage, appetizer or dessert to share.
I am posting this event to more than one group so space is limited on each list to accommodate everyone. Hope to see you there!