THE MUSIC 

The Dirty Knobs

with Mike Campbell

The Dirty Knobs are an L.A.-based band that plays down and dirty Rock ‘n Roll, carrying the epic sound that only a rich history of writing, touring and performing before millions create.

Members include Mike Campbell (Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame guitarist for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers & Fleetwood Mac), Matt Laug (LA session drummer for artists including Alanis Morrisette, Melissa Etheridge, Slash's Snakepit and many others), Renowned session guitarist, Jason Sinay and Lance Morrison bassist (Don Henley).

Robby Krieger Returns!

to Jam with his friends

Few classic rock bands have firebranded their own signature vibe that has endured for decades and inspired so many other musicians as The Doors...much of which was delicately hinged upon the other-worldly riffs of guitarist Robby Krieger. 

At last year's Hootenanny, Krieger was an epic surprise performer that electrified the crowd. This year, he graciously returns to support The Kevin Cordasco Foundation, bringing a set of his own surprise guests that are sure to create a night you'll never forget.

ANDREW McMAHON in the

wilderness acoustic

McMahon has released multiple albums to both critical and commercial success under the solo moniker of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Featuring hits like "Cecilia and the Sattelite," "High Dive" and "Fire Escape" McMahon has not only headlined his own tours, but has opened for Billy Joel and played top music festivals including Coachella, Lollapoluza, Austin City Limits and Bottlerock. 

 

At this year's Hootenanny McMahon will perform as a semi-acoustic duo with Zac Clark, a more intimate format under which he has sold out 30 shows nationally.

CHRIS STILLS

Chris Stills is a celebrated troubadour with two fan favorite albums—100 Year Thing [1998] and Chris Stills [2006]—under his belt. Moreover, he’s a road dog who’s shared stages with everyone from Richard Ashcroft, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Ryan Adams, Shelby Lynn, and Paul Weller to Smashing Pumpkins and Gov’t Mule. He’s also a sought-after presence in film and television whose songs have featured in multiple movies and shows. He even appeared as a regular co-star for 2 seasons in Showtime’s Shameless. In addition, he contributed “Live To Live” to American Hustle and most recently sang the Bee Gees’ “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” in the 2018 Oscar® winning movie I, Tonya. As an actor, he took on the role of Julius Caesar in the top- grossing French musical Cleopatra-The Last Queen of Egypt. He also starred in the French film Requiem for a Killer opposite Melanie Laurent, Tcheky Karyo and Clovis Corniac. Elle magazine praised him as, “Sublime... a revelation.” As a philanthropist, he’s the co-producer and musical director for “Light Up the Blues”—an annual concert to benefit Autism Speaks. 

sarah rogo

Sarah Rogo first picked up a guitar at 13 as a way of performing the songs she’d already written. Growing up, Sarah spent hours listening to music in the local public library, where she discovered a 1991 live album recorded by Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Alone and Acoustic, which changed her life.

“The whole thing is in the key of E and you just know they’re making up the words as they go along, but it totally captivated me,” she enthuses. “That’s the kind of music I wanted to play.  I knew the blues had to come from the soul. That’s what made it so magical, what moved me, that authenticity, the mojo, even though I had no idea what those words meant until later. The blues just overwhelmed me.”

fraker

FRAKER began with two musically talented kids adopted by missionaries who found themselves and each other in Times Square NY vía Craigslist. In the winter of 2018 they would move to Los Angeles, where  they discovered their unique sound playing experimental pop mixed with a blend of soul. The sound is raw and fresh yet has an organic, electronic vibe that crosses into many genres.  Creighton Fraker and JV Vidopio knew they had something special and sought other musicians who had the same vision and passion. These accomplished musicians would become an intricate part of the sound and then soon become what has evolved into an act bristling with energy larger than the band itself.

sir, please

Sir, Please is an LA based indie-rock band, with a psychedelic edge. Their moving lyrics and unique sound create a vibe that resonates with any crowd. Singer Shane Cronin’s powerful vibrato and Marshall Via’s overdriven lead guitar naturally fuse with Michael Leese’s crisp rhythm guitar and the driving grooves of drummer David Kohn and bassist Josh Cronin. The result is a contemporary sound, with hints of old.

aaron burch and the band of one another

Now hailing out of Lion City Studios in Ventura CA, Aaron Burch is a songwriter/producer.  With a unique blend of folk and modern psychedelia, Aaron pushes the boundaries on stage as he does in the studio.  Having worked with several other bands on the Hootenanny line-up in the studio, Aaron’s band will comprised of grammy award winning musicians and friends from recent sessions.

100% of the NET PROCEEDS from this event will be used by the Kevin Cordasco Something Yellow Foundation to further their mission of improving lives and supporting cancer research with the hope of finding cures for childhood cancers.

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