Seen Through The Eyes of Friends: My Reflection Through The Talents and Hearts of Fellow Artists

As many of you know, I enjoy sharing the world I inhabit through the lens of my experience as a musician and artist currently based in the corner of the multiverse we call San Diego, CA. It occurs to me, however, that it would be fascinating and special to literally change perspective, and share with you how my gifted and creative friends and colleagues see one of their own through their talented eyes and hearts.

Jessy Parr, 2016

Jessy Parr, 2016

In this post, I am including just a small sample of art that has been generated over the past few years by creative friends dear to me, which include (in no particular order): Jessy Parr, Nick Lane, Ashley Montoya, Laurie Nasica, Jonny Alexander, Heather Yancey, and Connor Getzlaff.

Jessy Parr, 2016

Jessy Parr, 2016

These works range from portraits, to album art, to captures of candid moments during performances, and include the media of both photography and drawing.

Nick Lane, 2016

Nick Lane, 2016

It thrills me to no end to be surrounded and inspired by passionate, kindred, creative spirits like these, and I look forward to sharing similar collaborations in the near future. As always, thanks for tuning in.

Heather Yancey, 2016

Heather Yancey, 2016

Nick Lane, 2016

Nick Lane, 2016

Ashley Montoya, 2014

Ashley Montoya, 2014

Ashley Montoya, 2014

Ashley Montoya, 2014

Ashley Montoya, 2014

Ashley Montoya, 2014

Jessy Parr, 2015

Jessy Parr, 2015

Connor Getzlaff, 2016

Connor Getzlaff, 2016

Jessy Parr, 2015

Jessy Parr, 2015

Johnny Alexander, 2015

Johnny Alexander, 2015

Nick Lane, 2016

Nick Lane, 2016

Laurie Nasica, 2015

Laurie Nasica, 2015

Laurie Nasica, 2015

Laurie Nasica, 2015

It's a bird! It's a Plane! It's a Jug Band on Tour!

That's right -- this jug band is hittin' the road! While thousands of people will be convening in our hometown San Diego for the annual mega-phenomenon that is Comic-Con International, G Burns Jug Band will be proverbially getting out of Dodge, and spreading our old school American music throughout the Golden State. In fact, I'd like to think I'll be creating a new superhero of sorts, called Washboardman, and I'll be backing up a band of crime-fighters including Jug Man, Accordion Woman, Banjo Man, and Fiddle Woman.

G-Burns-Jug-Band-Tour-2015-Anders-Larsson-Blog

And just where can you find this troupe of American roots superheros, you ask?  Here's the rundown:

  • Thursday, July 9:  Berkeley (Freight & Salvage) 7:00 p.m. - no cover
  • Friday, July 10:  Santa Cruz (Club Zayante grounds) 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 11: Los Osos (Red Barn Community Music Series) 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 12: Santa Barbara (Pure Order Brewing Co.) 4:00 p.m.

I hope to see some of my California friends this week as we bring our foot stompin' live set and brand-new CD, the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe, to new faces, ears, and hearts. For those who can't make it -- don't fret! I will, of course, be posting photos and videos of our jaunt up north for the rest of you dear people around the globe. As always, thanks for tuning in!