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  • Susie Glaze tells her story onstage

    Susie Glaze tells her story onstage
    Burbank-based Americana-folk singer Susie Glaze, acclaimed as one of the best vocalists in the region, took an unusually circuitous route to attain that recognition. “I am originally from Murfreesboro, Tenn., and although I studied folk music as a teenager, country music didn’t appeal to me culturally,” Glaze said. “My parents were from the Midwest and they didn’t listen to it, and growing up in the mid-South in the 1960s, country was all about Nashville which was more like Las Vegas-type show businessy and I just didn’t care for that at all.”
  • An unlikely pair gets ready to swing

    An unlikely pair gets ready to swing
    When swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy formed in 1993, they were a severe anomaly, one that seemed destined to be overshadowed by the Nirvanas, Tupacs and Whitney Houstons who ruled the pop charts. Twenty years later, the brassy septet has outlived...

    Guitar veteran Bob Summers has distinguished bloodlines

    Guitar veteran Bob Summers has distinguished bloodlines
    When veteran guitarist Bob Summers hits the stage at Pasadena jazz joint Red White & Bluezz next Saturday, it'll be much more than a hometown hoedown. The 74-year-old Pasadena-born musician's family helped pioneer the Los Angeles music scene, performing...

    Lofgren to perform at Jax

    Lofgren to perform at Jax
    Bruce Lofgren is a stone jazz cat. His guitar sidles along at a decidedly hep angle, with a warm, sensual tone and a strategically relaxed plan of attack, one that allows him to pull the listener in and really communicate some purely emotional psychic...

    A haole picks up the slack

    A haole picks up the slack
    Guitarist Jim "Kimo" West divides his time between two dramatically different musical worlds. His mainstay job is as lead guitarist from the famed, freewheeling musical satirist Weird Al Yankovic, but West's heart and soul are completely invested in the...