.Lily O'Brien

Oct 25, 2017

Music: Giving Back

When Mario Guarneri was just 13 years old, he played trumpet onstage in a concert with jazz legend Louis Armstrong. The life-changing experience, which...
Oct 11, 2017

Music: Pickin’ Pretty

As the memories of three days full of easy, breezy, bluegrassy music from the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco begin to...
Sep 21, 2017

Music: Young Again

“Each show is an adventure,” says singer/songwriter Jesse Colin Young, who formed a new band with his son last year. “It’s a thrill.” “It’s...
Aug 9, 2017

Music: True Identity

By Lily O’Brien “We call ourselves the musketeers,” says Sebastian Saint James, guitarist and lead singer for The Highway Poets, about he and his bandmates....
Jul 26, 2017

Music: Afro-Cuban

By Lily O’Brien Although ‘multicultural’ is a controversial term in the current political climate in this country, in the world of music, it’s a celebrated...
Jun 28, 2017

Music: New Directions

By Lily O’Brien “I have this commitment right now to just follow my heart when it comes to music,” says jazz guitarist Ila Cantor by...
Jun 14, 2017

Music: Hang Time

By Lily O’Brien In an era when ’60s and ’70s tribute bands are all the rage (particularly this year, the 50th anniversary of the Summer...
May 24, 2017

Music: Stringing Along

By Lily O’Brien Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist David Lindley was deeply immersed in the 1960s Los Angeles music scene, a hotbed of creativity full of aspiring musicians—many...