"Writer's In The Round" Martini Blues

Playing in OC!! Friday
May 12, 2006

8:00PM - 11:30PM

Hosted by Anna Marie & Friends:
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Casey Simpson - has been around for some of the seminal music scenes in California. He has played with such visionaries as Stephen Stills, Jackson Brown, Joni Mitchell, and Phil Upchurch, as well as being a songwriter, bandleader and social gadfly. Casey plays electric and acoustic guitars, dobro, bass, keyboards.

Frank Ciampaolo  - is the former singer/songwriter for the rock band Pollyanna...who had an international release in 1994 charting in South America. Frank has performed with 70's super group American and Kenny G. Frank's songs have been heard locally on 106.7KROCK & 97.1 KLOS. Currently, Frank is co-writing an Americana movie soundtrack.
James Grey - A cross- pollination of styles influence his music. to consistently and effortlessly capture listeners from across the musical spectrum. His music has caught the attention of such acclaimed artists as Chicago, Go West, Gladys Knight, and Kenny Rankin. New Summer Mix Single out May 06' ! New CD due Aug. 06'. www.jamesgrey.com

Jody Whitesides - Nominated for four Just Plain Folks awards, Jody has shared the stage with Martha Davis & The Motels, Dave Davies (The Kinks) and had several of his songs placed in film soundtracks. When the A&R representative for Taylor Guitars caught Whitesides showcasing at the annual NAMM Show, his only comment before offering him a deal was “You should be playing a Taylor.” Music Connection magazine recently praised his display of “skill and craft without sacrificing heart or conviction.” Whitesides simply calls it “Music that makes your soul happy!” www.jodywhitesides.com

Joey Huihui - Come check out Joey who is the lead of the local folk-rock band Abulia, Joey will be performing at Martini Blues on Saturday, May 20th, in the Legends Room. 

Kevin Fisher - has two gold records (Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans), a platinum record (Rascal Flatts).  His band Naked to the World recorded four CDs, was awarded Acoustic Band of the Year by National Academy of Songwriter. Kevin has One Platinum Record, Two Gold Records, Two Billboard Charting Country Songs, One Billboard Charting Dance Song, Twelve Major Label Cuts. www.kevinfisher.biz

Matt Sumner - has performed as an artist with The Timberline Band at the Glen
Helen/Blockbuster Pavilion, The Coach House and Galaxy theatres, The Whiskey and Universal City Walk in Los Angeles on stage with acts such as Shania Twain, Blake Shelton, The Bellamy Brothers, and Junior Brown.  He has strummed as a writer at the world famous Bluebird Café and Tootsies in Nashville, working with writers and friends such as Mary Francis, Eldon Huff, and Roger Cook, Kim and Amanda Williams.

Tina Michelle  - has continued to be a regular member of Anna Marie’s band. Today in addition to harmony vocals, her contributions include playing acoustic guitar and writing many of the songs performed by the band. Although her personal experiences, and those close to her inspire her songwriting, the lyrics in her songs often communicate the deepest feelings of her audience. Band page www.annamariemusic.us

Tom Clift - has appeared on stages throughout the world and you’ve never heard of him. Why? Because he plays bass. That’s a career destined to make stars of other folks. Here’s the deal…Tom plays with a whole bunch of folks, being a freelance kind of guy. He has worked with Jann Browne, Will Glover, Scott Sechman, Bill Horn, Duke Michaels and the Runnin’ Kind. That’s not to also mention the New Christy Minstrels, Sammi Smith, Henson Cargill, Johnny Russell, Anna Marie and a host of millions. Band page www.annamariemusic.us

Warren Sellers - Premiere songwriter signed his publishing deal in Nashville in 1996 w/ McJames Music and wrote for them 'til 1998... Warren is an Orange county-based singer-songwriter with a staff writing deal in Nashville. He has been making several trips a year to Nashville. Warren has been writing and networking and is now working with hit songwriter Jeffrey Steele's www.jeffreysteele.com publishing company. Warren is now working with Windswept / 3 Ring Circus.3 Ring Circus is Jeffrey's company. www.myspace.com/warrensellers

Location: Martini Blues, The Back Porch Room
5874 Edinger Ave. Huntington Beach, CA.
Doors open: @ 7:30PM
Show starts: @ 8:00PM
 NO COVER! Come in have dinner and watch the show.
Reservations are recommended.
 Make reservation online at www.martiniblues.com

or Call for Dinner Reservations: (714) 840-2129

Anna Marie
West Coast Music Management, Wynn Roca Productions