Two veterans of the Los Angeles music scene, Lawrence Lebo and Doug MacLeod, will give performances of traditional American music at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica Saturday, January 23rd.
The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
Lebo, an American Roots singer/songwriter, will open the evening with some selections of her hybrid of blues, jazz and folk music.
She will be followed by blues guitarist/songwriter MacLeod, a Black & Tan recording artist. MacLeod is considered one of the last remaining bluesmen who learned from older generation legends and carries forward that tradition. Among the blues community, MacLeod is known for his songwriting, guitar talents, soulful vocals, wit and memorable live performances, a McCabe’s promoter said.
MacLeod, who will be accompanied by his longtime bassist Denny Croy, has a “knack for storytelling” with his music that can bring characters to life, the promoter said.
Lebo’s recordings have received rave international reviews, college airplay and have been featured on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition show hosted by Liane Hansen. She will be joined by special guest Phil Parlapiano on accordion and Nick Kirgo on guitar.
Lebo will be following her performance with a four-week course on blues singing techniques entitled “Learn to Sing the Blues With Lawrence Lebo.” Students will have the chance to learn blues singing techniques from shouts, to growls to moans, in a hands-on performance workshop. The classes will meet Sundays beginning January 24th through February 14th at a cost of $150. Class information, www.mccabes.com/.
Tickets to the January 23rd Lebo and MacLeod show are $15. For tickets and more information, (310) 828-4497, or www.mccabes.com/.