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Louise Goffin with Jorge Calderon

  • Ojai Underground Exchange 1016 W Ojai Ave Ojai, CA 93023 (map)

Saturday, March 30th we are excited to invite once again the incredible voice of Louise Goffin! Louise was born in Brooklyn and, with her songwriting parents Carole King & Gerry Goffin, migrated west to be raised in LA’s Laurel Canyon during an exciting time in music history. As a child, she was immersed in the halcyon days of the emergence of singer-songwriters’ explosion into pop culture.

Goffin is a writer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and artist. She released her debut album Kid Blue on a major label (Elektra-Asylum) when she was 19, and has gone on to release eight albums on both majors and her own independent Majority of One. Louise has worked with some amazing guest musicians, including Rufus Wainwright, Chris Difford (Squeeze), keyboardist Benmont Tench (Tom Petty), drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello), guitarist Ben Peeler (Shelby Lynne), and award-winning musician Billy Harvey, who have contributed to her latest sessions. She toured with Tears for Fears, played with Donovan, Bryan Ferry (of Roxy Music), has Stevie Nicks, Don Henley and JD Souther singing on her first album, & has had her songs championed by David Gilmore, Linda Ronstadst, and Michael MacDonald.

Opening the show, another legendary artist, is Jorge Calderon. Grammy-winning musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer Jorge Calderon has been an integral part of the Southern California music scene since he first came to Los Angeles in 1969. Early on in L.A., Calderon met producer Keith Olsen, who at the time was working out of Sound City with Curt Boettcher (The Association, The Beach Boys).

“I told him I had some songs I’d like to demo, and he invited me to come to his house to play them,” recalls Calderon. “When I arrived, there were two people there, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. They were doing the same thing, playing songs. That’s how we met, I had my audition in front of them.” Calderon ended up connecting the duo with the drummer that played on the Buckingham Nicks album (produced by Olsen, among his now hundreds of credits), and also did his own demos with Olsen, which led to his Warner Bros. deal for City Music (1976), produced by Russ Titelman.

Around that time, Calderon also met Warren Zevon, and through him, Jackson Browne. He decided to play and tour with Zevon and others, rather than making another album and continuing on the singer-songwriter path. In the decades since his last solo release—in addition to his collaborations with Zevon and Browne—Calderon has been heard on scores of classic albums, contributing bass, guitar, and vocals. He was a founding member of David Lindley’s band El Rayo-X, and has also toured the world playing with Ry Cooder, Leonard Cohen, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and J.D. Souther.

Calderon never stopped writing songs, though. With new solo material set for release on Inside Recordings, the independent label founded by Jackson Browne and his management team, Calderon picks up where he left off years ago, beginning a new chapter in his story as a key player in the L.A. music scene.

Join us for this epic evening of music at 7:30. There is a $25 suggested donation at the door, and advanced ticket sales are encouraged.

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Earlier Event: March 29
Sam 'n' Ash
Later Event: April 6
The Mini Bar Project