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The Grand Ole Echo in Los Angeles is Back for its Third Annual Winter Dance Party

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By Kim Grant

The Los Angeles seasonal roots music series* is having their version of a holiday party celebrating the best music of the 1950’s and 60’s on December 15th.  The event will be hosted by former Grand Ole Echo booker, Matt Farber with Brian Whelan & The Rockin’ Roachas returning as the house band.

15220137_10154744333180406_5670121561314037066_nAnd what a house band it is! Mitch Marine, Travis Daggett and Whelan all return this year and newcomers Jonny Bowler (Guana Batz) and Elliot James (Dwight Yoakam) round out the lineup.

Scheduled to perform are:  Chris Shiflett (of the Foo Fighters), Austin McCutchen, Mapache, Jaime Wyatt, Little Lonely, Grand Ole Echo booker, Ben Reddell, Ruby Force, Aaron Kyle (Geronimo Getty), Caitlin Anne Webster, Dominique Pruitt, Eli Wulfmeier, Lee Briante, Matt Pynn, Paul Chesne, Mara Connor, Marc Orrell, Greg Felden and Kat Myers.

The event is 18 and over and doors open at 8:30 pm.  Cost is $10 and everyone is encouraged to “Dress to Impress”!

At the Echoplex  which is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at
1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026

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 *Full disclosure, I am one of the founders of The Grand Ole Echo, though I no longer work with the series. 

Kim Grant

Kim Grant

After growing listening to Dolly, Merle and Willie, Kim Grant spent the 90’s immersed in the Chicago indie rock scene. Spending many nights at the famed (now-defunct) venue Lounge Ax, bands like Bad Livers, Giant Sand, Handsome Family, Palace Brothers and Wilco turned her on to what was then called Alt-Country. After moving to Los Angeles in 2000, she found this same feeling of musical community at a tiny west side bar called The Cinema Bar where she met artists, Mike Stinson, Randy Weeks, Tony Gilkyson, Ramsay Midwood, and Kip Boardman. These talented folks spurred her enthusiasm for the Southern California roots music scene and the Americana music scene as a whole. Now a music publicist, Grant (alongside Liz Garo and Pam Moore) founded the Los Angeles, weekly roots music series, The Grand Ole Echo in 2005. Also with Garo, Grant helped to curate the Roots Roadhouse American-roots music festival in both 2011 and 2012. Also in 2011 she began co-producing a SXSW day party with Julie Richmond titled, Grand Ole Austin which is still going strong. Visit TJ West on fb and kgmusicpress.com.
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