FREE ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL - FIG JAM
HIGHLAND PARK // NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES
WHAT: FREE LIVE MUSIC
THE CARLOS GUITARLOS BAND WILL BE PERFORMING AT FIG JAM
WHERE: IN FRONT OF 5526 NORTH FIGUEROA STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90042
In addition, artist Katherine Arion will set up her easel (all day!) to create on-the-spot portraits in vivid pastel colors from pose or pictures.
Unique wearable art pieces will be available for purchase: Hand painted tops, shirts and capes by Marilynn Pardee and limited edition tee shirts printed with vintage original L A punk club graphics.
The March exhibit of international mosaic artists titled "Intervistas" will continue on display. Contributing artists include: Rafael Matias of United States, Andrea Neumeyer of Germany, Se Van Weert of Holland, Kristen Jones of Germany, Elizabeth Raybee of United States, Nesilhan Zabci Erdal of Turkey, Melanie Watts of New Zealand, Robert Markey of United States, Stephanie Roberts of Wales, and Philippe Vignal of France. The exhibit is curated by Rafael Matias.
GREAT LIVE MUSIC by acclaimed Americana/Blues guitarist CARLOS GUITARLOS ...
THE CARLOS GUITARLOS BAND FEATURES:
RICH Mc CULLEY, guitar, mandolin,vocals
RICHARD MUNOZ, bass, vocals
ADAM STEINBERG, drums
CARLOS GUITARLOS, guitar, vocals
Mike Varney, founder of Shrapnel Records Group and Blues Bureau International says "Carlos Guitarlos is one of the greatest Blues/Americana guitarists of our time and he might just be a better singer than guitar player."
Cadillac Zack, of Southern California Blues Society says "Carlos Guitarlos is possibly the most prolific and soulful of American roots songwriters and performers today, if not all time"
Critic Jonny Whiteside says: "They don't call him Guitarlos for nothing--the cat wields his ax with flabbergasting skill, a mix of sophisticated technique and sheer musicality that allows him to employ a long-range artistic reach spanning a spectrum of impressive breadth, depth and height.
Technically, Guitarlos is unrivaled--he's capable of playing melody, an intricate bass line and beating out hot percussion all at once, creating a full-blown sound that positively dazzles. With a bottomless repertoire that demonstrates an intimate knowledge of almost every vernacular American music form, he also delivers it in a wildly idiosyncratic fashion that is as undeniably authentic as the hard-knock life he's led."
VIDEOS OF CARLOS GUITARLOS
Straight From The Heart, The Carlos Guitarlos Story on Music Life Radio: Part 1
Straight From The Heart, The Carlos Guitarlos Story on Music Life Radio Part 2
Carlos Guitarlos Video Interview with Maria Ramirez-Adams
Five CDS currently are available from this rockin'/roots/Americana singer/songwriter/guitarist
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART -- 2003 * Page 1, Column 1 of L.A.Times, April 30, 2003 Carlos Guitarlos With Mike Watt, John Doe, Dave Alvin
HELL CAN WAIT -- 2005 * Carlos Guitarlos With Marcy Levy, David Hidalgo, Gene Taylor
HANDSOME WOLF -- LIVE -- 2009 * Recorded live @ Winslow Ct. Studio, produced and recorded by Craig Parker Adams, mixed by Mark Linett, @ "YourPlaceOrMine", Glendale, CA: Mike Hightower, P-Bass, Joey Morales, Drums
SING AN HONEST SONG-- ACOUSTIC 2009 * Recorded @ Winslow Ct. Studio, produced, recorded and mixed by Craig Parker Adams; Mark Doten, Upright Bass, Carlos Guitarlos, Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
THE INNOCENT REMAINS --ACOUSTIC- 2010 * Recorded @ Winslow Ct. Studio, produced, recorded and mixed by Craig Parker Adams; with EB-3L Gibson Electric Bass otherwise all acoustic with Carlos Guitarlos on all instruments and vocals
FIG JAM will take place Saturday, March 19, from 10:00AM to 8:00PM, focusing on North Figueroa from Avenue 50 to Avenue 60. Studios, art galleries and businesses will open, many offering special events. Several restaurants will provide samples, informational kiosks will line the route. A main stage will be set up at Avenue 58 and North Figueroa. FIG JAM is a Great Streets Challenge Grant winner, an initiative launched from Mayor Garcetti’s office to help re-imagine and showcase North Figueroa’s potential to continue to serve as a vibrant neighborhood center