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The Lightfighters

Performance Date: Sat. Jan. 12, 2013

Victory Lane

Performance Date: Tues. Jan. 8, 2013 6PM-10 PM & Fri. Jan. 11, 2013 8PM-Midnight

Matt Bolton Band

Performance Date: Wed. Jan. 09, 2013 6PM-11PM & Thurs. Jan. 10, 2013 5PM-9PM

Matt Bolton is a singer/songwriter originally from New York. After spending several years playing in various bands on the east coast, Matt moved to Kauai to start a solo career. Building a following through energetic and eclectic shows in the club scenes of Kauai,Honolulu and Maui, either solo or with his band, Matt gained new fans with every performance.

During Matt’s performing in Hawaii he has been picked up to play as a part of several different national and international touring acts. Most recently Matt was the guitarist/keyboard/vocalist for Todd Rundgren’s summer ‘Arena’ tour through the United States and Canada. He has played concerts and tours in bands with Bill Kreutzmann (The Grateful Dead), Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods), Adam Sandler, Donovan Frankenreiter, Prarie Prince (The Tubes), Rachel Haden (The Rentals, Jimmy Eat World), and Titus Kinimaka

He has also shared stages with Citizen Cope, Makana, Steve Kimock, the late/great Norton
Buffalo (Steve Miller Band), Amy Hanaialii Gilliom and countless other musicians as opening acts and guest appearances. Matt is also most recently featured in Todd Rundgren’s soon to be released live DVD ‘Arena’ as seen on HDNet TV.

Matt’s debut CD ‘Just the Echo’ was recently released independently and has been gaining listeners on various radio stations in the state of Hawaii. ‘Just the Echo’ was produced by Grammy winning sound engineer/producer TJ Doherty and Grammy winning producer Ron Pendragon. TJ Doherty is the head sound engineer for Wilco and has worked with Donald Fagen, Sonic Youth, Steely Dan, and various other artists. TJ Doherty and Donald Fagen met Matt while working on Fagen’s ‘Morph the Cat’ in Hawaii and TJ offered to record Matt’s solo album in his spare time and the rest is history.

Matt recently traveled a 40 show tour of the West Coast with his rock trio “The Matt Bolton Band” promoting his debut album. Matt has played solo acoustic at many Hollywood A-list celebrity parties and movie openings including the ‘Tropic Thunder’ wrap party for Dreamworks pictures. This summer Matt is playing solo acoustic up and down the coast of California again.

Matt’s stage show has been known to surprise audiences nightly. It is an eclectic mixture of original music as well as hand picked covers of some of Matt’s favorite songs. It is this experience and Matt’s energetic performance that is not to be missed. This has been proven by his growing number of loyal fans and newcomers alike.

“I knew Matt was a player – that’s why I hired him. But, it wasn’t until I a saw him do his own thing that I realized what an entertainer he is. Kauai is justifiably proud of this local export.” – Todd Rundgren


Performance Date: Fri. Jan. 05, 2012 8PM-MIDNIGHT

Outeredge has been part of the Monterey area music scene since 1980. Brett (guitar/vocalist) formed Outeredge with friends and fellow musicians. Bryant (bassist/vocalist) and Bob, (drummer/vocalist) provide the back beat and rocking sound that make Outeredge a true power trio. A dedication to music excellence has led Outeredge to this point in time and continues to provide quality sounds with over 100 years combined experience. Selecting from a wide variety of music from the past and present, from AC/DC to ZZ Top, as well as displaying creativity with their original music. Outeredge continues to excel in entertaining crowds of all ages with a diversity of classic and modern rock music.

The Deltaz

Performance Date: Sun. Dec. 30, 2012 4PM-8PM

Above the beautiful beaches and glamorous neighborhoods of California, deep in the secluded mountains, you can hear the pulse of Mississippi Delta Blues, the harmony of American folk music, and the rumble of retro rock – this sound is The Deltaz. The Deltaz are two brothers – John and Ted Siegel. Since they were boys they idolized the great American musicians of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

First John picked up a pair of drum sticks, and soon after Ted became infatuated with the local music store’s window display guitar. Through vocal harmonization, insightful songwriting, and powerful musicianship, The Deltaz have the unique ability to entertain even the most diverse audiences. Although The Deltaz play music that is unmistakably influenced by the artists of the past, they provide listeners with a new take on some of the greatest American roots music in history.

The Deltaz are constantly writing, rehearsing and recording their music. They perform shows at local Los Angeles rock venues, college campuses, dive bars, street performances, and state parks. Keep an eye out they may be in your neighborhood next!

Kinky Friedman

Performance Date: Canceled


Fact-finding mission by Texas’ beloved singer-songwriter, author, cigar
and tequila mogul, and animal rescuer

AUSTIN, Texas — Is Kinky Friedman, self-proclaimed author, columnist, musician, beautician and Governor of the Heart of Texas, really bipolar? Though this is likely a question for a higher authority or licensed professional, Kinky will nonetheless reprise his super-successful BiPolar Tour in December. Beginning with dates at some of his favorite haunts in the Midwest (he starts in Kansas City on November 30), the tour will wind through the Rockies, before going coastal in California and Oregon. Kinky will perform solo with New Jersey artist Brian Molnar opening on most of the dates. In San Diego, he’ll reprise his smash co-bill with Mojo Nixon.

The BiPolar World Tour is nothing if not a fact-finding mission, as Kinky calculates national political views, particularly toward the Kinkster himself. For Kinky is considering a second run for Texas governor. After a plethora of recent (and ongoing) gaffes by Texas’ Rick Perry, one of the nation’s least popular sitting governors, the Kinkster will bring a fresh view of Texas politics with him. Pollsters and the Kinky-ites believe he can win this time. Most Texans (and a whole lot of other Americans) already know who is the true governor of the heart of Texas.

Aside from his pending political rebirth, Kinky is both energized and excited about all things Kinky, not least of which is his new book written with Willie Nelson, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die. Kinky’s extensive forward and full-on collaboration with Willie has perked the ears of the publishing world, and the book promises to be one of the top sellers of the fall and winter seasons. Additionally, conversations have already begun with major publishers about a return of Kinky’s intrepid detective . . . himself, with a two-book deal in the offing.

Kinky will be hawking a new live solo CD, Live From Woodstock, recorded on the first American leg of the BiPolar Tour and featuring some of his best work ever. He will also introduce Kinky Friedman’s Man in Black Tequila to Californians, with tastings at most venues and auctions in each city of three-bottle gift boxes. All profits from the auctions go to the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch, Kinky’s favorite 501c3 charitable organization.

Live From Woodstock is not the only CD about which Kinky is excited. Rising star roots performer Jesse Dayton has recorded an entire album of Kinky’s songs (Jesse Sings Kinky), and it’s getting major attention in Americana radio, especially at SiriusXM. Dayton has also been starring as Kinky in road productions of Becoming Kinky, by the prize-winning playwright Ted Swindley, who created the world smash Always — Patsy Cline. International productions will be heading across the pond in 2013.

Also on tap in 2012- 2013: a Russian film based on Kinky’s non-detective novel, Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned. Filming has already begun.

But this December it’s all about being with the people, performing for the people and listening to the people. BiPolar? It’s all relative. Let the villagers be the judge, and if they end up convincing Kinky to jump into politics again, Texans will rejoice, and so will the rest of America. Meanwhile, Kinky remains the Jewish Troubadour of our times, with a show for the ages.

For more information on Kinky Friedman and to set up interviews and
appearances, please contact Conqueroo:
Cary Baker • conqueroo • (323) 656-1600 •

Jake Nielsen and the Triple Threat

Performance Date: Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 7PM

Jake Nielsen was born March 29,1985 in Watsonville, Ca. Born with cerebral palsy, Jake has no use of his legs. Never letting that slow him down, he picked up the guitar at age 15, and started hi first band, FUBAR at age 17. Together they wm with on the Monterey Battle of the Bands, played at reggae festivals, and won a Swagg Award for their first album. He received a lot of media attention with this bad, and also getting one of his songs put on a compilation album called Deep 5 South. After recently going solo Jake Nielsen joined up with well-known harmonica player Jr. Boogie and together they have been making a lot of noise on the west coast blues scene. Opening for such acts as Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers, Buddy Guy, and much more. Jake has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers such as YMM, Thunder Press, San Jose Mercury, and many more. With a great stage show and his newest collaboration with Derrick Martin, 16 year veteran drummer for Little Richard, Jake Nielsen is the newest blues guitar phenomenon to hit the stage and West Coast Blues Scene in a long while. Jake has a juge passion for music and respects all different genres, which you can see in his music

Shannon Bex

Performance Date: Mon., October 15, 2012 9PM

Shannon Bex has won the hearts of millions of television viewers as a contestant and first runner up on the NBC reality show “Fame”. From there, she was chosen by “Bad Boy” records President Sean “Diddy” Combs to be on the MTV hit reality show “Making The Band”.

Shannon made the band and became a member of the multi-platinum selling group “Danity Kane”. Danity Kane’s freshman and sophomore albums released at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Placing them in the Guinness book of world records as the first female group in Billboard history to debut two consecutive albums at the top of the charts. As a member of Danity Kane, Bex toured with Christina Aguilera, headlined the Danity Kane “Dollhouse” tour, was a featured Visa plash artist and helped design a Danity Kane line with Dollhouse Jeans Clothing.

Along with their chart topping singles “Damaged” & “Showstopper” DK was nominated for many VMA, Soul Train, BET and Teen Choice awards. Though the group had international recognition and saw much success in their 4 years together Sean Combs disbanded the group in 2009.

Shannon’s newest and most exciting project to date is the creation of her solo project. The valuable experience Shannon garnered during her five seasons on national television, coupled with her careful attention to every detail of the her unique sound and performance style have given birth to a musical entity that is not only gaining many regional fans, but will soon be featured on national stages from coast to coast.

Her sound has been described as “rhythmic country” a modern mix of R&B with the roots of southern soul. High energy and performance was the drive in writing and defining her solo sound. Which she says reveals the true heart of the performer.

“I am entertainer, it’s about giving a good show! Creating authentic music that moves me and the audience is so important, it has to get into you,” says Bex.

Daze on the Green

Performance Date: Fri, August 3. 2012 8PM – 12PM

Who says you have to party like its 1999? We like to party like its NINETEEN-EIGHTY-FOUR!! Let the sounds of Boston, Foreigner, Def Leppard, Journey, and MANY others fill your need for the CLASSIC ROCK that you know and love. Or put on your leather pants, tease your hair, and get ready to sing along to your favorite 80s HARD ROCK – Van Halen, Scorpions, Judas Priest, and Sammy Hagar are just the tip of the iceberg!! Whether you grew up in the 80s or are part of the “Rock Band / Guitar Hero Generation”, Daze on the Green will ROCK your party or event!! They don’t just “fake” their way through your favorite songs. Daze on the Green performs every song just like the original, taking the extra time and effort to make your experience amazing and memorable.

Daze on the Green was formed by a group of home-grown SF Bay Area boys who grew up listening to 98.5 KOME (today’s KFOX) and 92.3 KSJO, going to shows at Shoreline Amphitheatre and the Cow Palace, and falling in love with the Bay Area’s own rock n’ roll musical genius – Journey, Y&T, Steve Miller, The Tubes, Greg Kihn Band, Doobie Brothers, Metallica. the list goes on and on!!

But ladies and gentlemen DON’T BE FOOLED!! With Daze on the Green, you’re not getting a bunch of old guys who can stand on the stage and play!! NO no. They bring the energy and presence, the fun and interaction, and the FEELING of seeing the best 80s rock bands live!!

Daze on the Green is:
Marc Hall – Lead Vocals
Steve Lane – Guitar
Aaron Cross – Drums
Joe Birtola – Bass

Tony Miles

Performance Date: Every Sunday, 4PM

Tony Miles’ Soulful reggae style combines a hypnotic groove with Soulful Island Riddem and Blues’ styling from his best friend John Lee Hooker Sr. He has a unique sound that moves and grooves his audience and id truly his own.

Miles has performed for and with Heavy Weights such as: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Wailing Souls, Pato Banton, Toots and the Maytals, Force MD’s, Shine Head, Bad Brains, Muta Barukka, Andrew Tosh, Third World, Israel Vibrations, The Ital’s, Steel Pulses, King Yellow Man, LadySmith, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Lyle Lovett, Eek-A-Mouse, The Clash, Clint Eastwood, Tower Of Power, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, and Many Others.