Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hey Ryan Dart, What’s a Melodica?

I am very excited to write this article today because I was so impressed last Sunday with Ryan and Therese Dart, I think they stole the show! Ryan Dart, a local jazz musician dropped off a cd one day to Old California Coffee House and asked if he could play here. I listened to his cd and thought he would be a perfect fit for the brand new Sunday 3-5pm Art & Music Matinee sponsored by the San Marcos Arts Council. He did not disappoint us at all... In fact, he and his wife Therese captived the audience for two hours! Another thing that I really liked about Ryan is that he called two weeks before just to confirm that we were still on. It shows a strong level of professionlalism that I appreciated very much! you bet this jazz musician will be playing again here at Old Cal Coffee very soon! I had a chance to take some video's and some pictures. I think the only way to really describe how cool this day was is to show you some pics and some some videos... So, you here go: Ryan & Therese Dart playing Jazz Music with the guitar and melodica at Old Cal Coffee last Sunday May 22nd. After the Show, I had a chance to Interview him, so you would have a chance to get to know hi as well as know his music. here ya go everyone: Mr Ryan Dart:

It's an Art Affair at Old Cal Coffee

Nathan Serrato, a local artist and frequent patron of Old California Coffee House & Eatery, had his day to shine and he made the most of it. Nathan brought an entire entourage to help him setup. It's a good thing too because he has a lot of photographs... There are only a few pictured here... Nathan also invited and brought another local artist with him and her name is Natalie Ladik and she is also a local photographer. Natalie also brought a ton of pictures with her too. If you want to learn something about how to put on an art show, take a look at these two young entrepreneurs and look how well they display their work. I know you artists out there are usually anti corporate, but there is nothing wrong with displaying your work in manner that makes people want to buy your work. I mean, I know you would do your art for nothing because you love it so much, but it doesn't hurt to get paid for what you are worth too. The good part about all of this is that we have so many great local artists and we here at Old California Coffee House are giving local artists a place to show their work of art. I took a couple of video and some more pictures and if have room in this post, I'll add some more stuff to it so you can see what we are doing here in San Marcos! As always, I want to thank the San Marcos Arts Council for sponsoring this event and without them and thier contributions to the arts, this program would not have taken off at all!

A special thanks goes out to SMCF San Marcos Community Foundation for sponsoring this event! We couldn't do it without you!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Clayton Judd plays classical piano music

 Clayton Judd plays classical piano music at in San Marcos, Ca. Clayton Judd was honored by the San Old California Coffee House & Eatery Marcos Arts Council and received a scholarship and performance appearance! He also has won the classical music scholarship for most improved musician. Clayton Judd, originally self taught, now classically trained, is in school at Mira Costa College for two and half years. Clayton is proficient in Trumpet and Guitar, but Clayton is a whiz at piano! After his perfomance, someone walked up to me and told me that they had been playing piano for 15 years and they can't play anything like Here's a little video clip we took of his performance from last Sunday... The Sunday Art & Music Matinee continues to go strong in San Marcos Ca. Last Sunday, the San Marcos Arts Council honored Desiree Fleck, originally born in Germany, made her way to Texas as in infant with her parents, is now a self taught local artists who believes in creating things of beauty and prolonging the life of an existing object she turns into art. Here is Desiree with San Marcos Arts Council Treasurer Eldon Eller. To learn more about Desiree, visit her website or bloat at or