Fearless + Soulful | Ojai Songwriters Come to South Pasadena

Bernie Larsen and Licity Collins will play the "Wine and Song" series at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course's club, The Blue Guitar

PHOTO: Licity Collins and Bernie Larsen | SouthPasadenan.com News
Date & Time: Wed – Jan 22, 2020 – 7:00pm
Location & Venue: The Blue Guitar at Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Cover Charge: $12-17
The Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Nine holes of par-3 golf for anyone who cares to join in before the show. Meet at 5pm on the first tee.
Two songwriters from Ojai will be playing acoustic original songs at Brad Colerick’s “Wine and Song” series at the Blue Guitar at Arroyo Seco Golf course. The night will be a celebration of authentic voice, inspiration, the sheer joy of music making.
According to Vintage Guitar Magazine,”the term ‘rock-steady’ could have been invented for him.” Rhythm is at the center of everything the soulful Bernie Larsen does. He has lived a charmed musical life. He has recorded, toured and produced an elite handful of artists, many of whom are Grammy Award recipients including Melissa Etheridge, Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, and Public Enemy. He spent six years as an original member of David Lindley’s legendary band El Rayo-X.
Opening for Bernie Larsen will be Licity Collins. Described as “writing and singing full frontal” by NPR’s Here & Now, Licity Collins is fearless. In this time of harsh divisions, Licity’s passion bridges audiences and touches people in that place we all share—of raw, honest emotion. Her songs are rooted in folk and layered with the grit of rock. Licity’s spoken prose lays bare the heart-wrenching rise and falls of our attempts to navigate the unknown. She believes that any path to healing must involve a deep connection to our emotions, and she delivers just that.
Both Licity and Bernie will be joined for a few songs by guitarist and composer Mark Goldenberg who has played on records for a myriad of artists including Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia,Chris Isaak, Ringo Starr, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton, Manolo Garcia, Joan Baez and William Shatner. He played lead guitar for Jackson Browne from 1994 – 2010. From 2012-2014 he toured with acclaimed pianist and actor Hugh Laurie. In 2016 he played with Spanish superstar Manolo Garcia.

The night will also include special guest Igor Bulanov, a singer and songwriter from Russia. Prior to his solo career, he was the author and founder of the groups “Zeitnot” and “Eurasia”, later he worked for a long time with various musical groups and famous artists, such as Alexander Barykin, Alexander Serov as a guitarist and back-vocalist.