Sunday, July 17, 2011

SMAC Invites Rick Ross & Dorene Terryberry to the Art & Music Show

What a beautiful day we had in San Marcos Ca as Old California Coffee House played host to the San Marcos Arts Council's Sunday Matinee Art & Music show, where live jazz music from Rick Ross was performed and the art show was going on with local artists Dorene Terryberry and Sarah Dorian. The weather was perfect, one of those nice days where you can just sit outside, with a slight breeze blowing, we had our choice of shade or sun on the patio of Old California Coffee House and Eatery as the people flowed in continuously to see the art and listen to Rick play. So last week, if you remember, we had the young guys with Coco Jam. This week, Rick Ross played these incredible classical jazz tunes, many of them from movies and almost everyone of them you knew, so it set the tone for an extremely enjoyable day. I was as impressed with this group as any other group we've ever had play on Sunday at the coffee shop for the Matinee performances. There was something about the vibe that they brought, made the day very enjoyable. I am usually working throughout the performances, but I couldn't help but to sit in the sun with the cool breeze blowing and listen to these two play. Rick, on lead guitar connects with his audience in a different way than I've seen other musicians. I guess it is his style or personality, I don't know, but he'll look at you and let you know the song he is playing, where it came from etc. Or if he doesn't tell you in the beginning, he'll ask the audience who recognizes it and asks who remembers where it was from... It's awesome! I felt as if I were the only person in the audience and he was playing just for me! We also featured Dorene Terryberry, who I met at the Del Mar Fair this Summer, is featured here with one of her clients, Off to the right in this picture is the Jewelry art of Sarah Dorian.

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

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The San Marcos Arts Council’s Sunday Art & Music Show

Today's featured artist was Janeane Povilaitis, black light art. Janeane is a very talented artists who creates art unlike any other artist we have ever showcased for the Sunday Art & Music Show at Old California Coffee House & Eatery before. It was a great day of art and music as always, when it comes to the San Marcos Arts Council, they do things right. The goal here is to showcase local artists and musicians, to give them a venue and audience and allow them to practice or showcase their work. The feedback from the artists, the musicians and the audience is tremendous and it is a good time for everyone! The musicians are getting a chance to perform in front of an crowd, where otherwise may not get a chance to perform at all, so I think we are doing some real good in the community here twith this program. Please come out to support your local artists and musicians as they practice their craft in front of a friendly audience and practice their music in hopes of getting booked for gigs in the future. This particular Sunday, we had a young, but really good band come play this particular day. It's a local Raggae band called Coco Jam Stand with local San Marcos Musicians, Spencer, Chase & Todd, who cut his hair so short for the Summer, I didn't even recognize him... lol Sorry Todd. I looked right at you and I thought to myslef, I know this guy, but who are you again...? lol Oh, I was a little embarrassed, since I know these guys very well now... Anyways, all in all, a great day with lots of fun, great art and awesome music. So the next time you want to relax on Sundy afternoon and enjoy yourself with great art and great music, come on down to Old California Coffee House and Eatery in San Marcos, Ca where the best Live Music is always happening, all weekend long!

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