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The Best of Cold Spring Tavern Vol. 3; a music compilation

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The Best of Cold Spring Tavern Volume 3 completes the trilogy of CD's from Santa Barbara musicians who have played the historic tavern for over 30 years. A great variety of original songs from 20 different local musicians. A great addition to Vol 1 and 2!
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Blue Bell
Tom Ball
2:24 album only
2. Barstool Boogie
Little Jonny and the Giants
2:44 album only
3. On My Way
The Grasshoppers
3:24 album only
4. My Name is Roy
Roy Schmeck and the Schmeck-Tones
3:10 album only
5. Give Another Try
Jill Marie
3:02 album only
6. Whoa Now
Hot Blast Florence
3:24 album only
7. Sophia
Claude Hopper
4:02 album only
8. Sweetness
Loomis and the Lust
2:54 album only
9. All Talk and No Action
Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan
3:08 album only
10. Conversation with the Moon
Karen Thurber
3:24 album only
11. Brown Paper Bag
Gates and Goodell
3:37 album only
12. Supposed to Do
The Harlequins
3:12 album only
13. Horseshoes
Art Green
3:29 album only
14. My Turn to Cry
Marshall Rhodes
2:53 album only
15. Old People
Gary Foshee
2:54 album only
16. St. James Infirmary
The Henderson Brothers
4:12 album only
17. If the Sun Comes up Tomorrow
The Holdfast Rifle Company
3:27 album only
18. 5th of July
Dan Grimm
3:40 album only
19. Painkiller
Jan Smith
4:16 album only
20. We Carry On
Bryson Van Cleve
3:34 album only


Album Notes
The Best of Cold Spring Tavern, Vol. 3
Volume 3 completes “The Best of…” series from Cold Spring Tavern, featuring 20 original songs from 20 different local bands who continue to play at this historic tavern in Santa Barbara. If you liked Volumes 1 and II, you’ll love Volume 3!
1. “Blue Bell” Tom Ball: solo guitar

Tom Ball was born in Los Angeles on Sonny Terry's birthday October 24. As a teenage member of the Yerba Buena Blues Band in the mid-1960's, Tom played Love-Ins and Sunset Strip nightclubs before leaving the country for most of the '70s. In 1978 he came back to the U.S. and teamed up with guitarist Kenny Sultan - a partnership that still flourishes today and has resulted in eight duo CDs (most with Flying Fish/Rounder,) and literally thousands of concerts and festivals all over the world (see song 9). In addition to working with Kenny, Tom has played on over 200 CDs, performed and sung on countless film soundtracks, TV shows and commercials, recorded four solo guitar CDs, written five instructional books and authored a couple of novels.

2. “Barstool Boogie” Little Jonny and the Giants
(Jim Calire, Jody Eulitz, Bill Flores, Jon Lawton, Gary Sangenitto)

Party is on when Little Jonny takes the stage. It is nothing short of a great time wherever they’re playing. Dancing is unavoidable and the musicians are always top notch. Since 1991 LJ and the G’s have set the standard for party bands at the tavern.

3. "On My Way” The Grasshoppers
(Greg DeLeon, Mariana Hetrick, Rick Norton, Frank Palmer, Matthew Schick)

The Grasshoppers, hailing out of the town of Los Olivos (Neverland Valley), The Grasshoppers have been celebrating their take on American music for over three decades. This band has written, performed, and enjoyed a legacy which other seasoned pros admire.

4. “My Name is Roy” Roy Schmeck and the Schmeck-Tones
(Barstow Dobbs, Molly McCoy, Tom Pound, Roy Schmeck, Ken Stange,
Shawn Thies)

After purchasing an old Roy Schmeck guitar, Mark Bennett created his alter ego as Roy Schmeck and cast himself in several hilarious home music videos. Years passed, and it was time to put a real band together. While performing in front of Roy's own projected imagery, Roy Schmeck and the Schmeck-Tones throw quite a bluegrass-meets-country rock hoedown for all to enjoy.

5. “Give Another Try” Jill Marie
(Adam Alessi, Al Aguilar, Jill Marie, Bryson Van Cleve)

Jill Marie is a dynamic songbird (Folk/Rock/Sunshine Pop) whose soulful songs reflect the ever changing journey of life. She embraces the heartstrings of those around her. Her song “Season of Wishes” was chosen for the Make a Wish Foundation’s 2007 holiday campaign theme. Some of her influences include Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Tracy Chapman, Johnny Cash, Gillian Welch, Ben Harper, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding. She also sings with Bryson Van Cleve (song 20) as Troubaduo.

6. “Whoa Now” Hot Blast Florence
(Anita Bayley, Brad Bayley, Eric Brittain, Kevin Harris, Bent Myggen, Rick Norton, Frank Palmer)

Danish Singer/Songwriter Bent Myggen, now living in Santa Ynez Valley, CA, gathered locally grown musicians of multiple styles, backgrounds and political affiliations to create this constantly changing “Funka-Billy” band, also known as Get Bent. Each performance is usually vastly different from the last, adding players and singers along the way.

7. “Sophia” Claude Hopper
(Tom Ball, David Cowan, Alastair Greene, Tom Lackner, John McInnes, Chris Thomas, Chris, Ulep)

Santa Barbara, California-based Claude Hopper has created a roots rockin' record with the intertwined sounds of rich acoustic and lush overdriven electric instruments and the rough hewn vocals of singer/songwriter David Cowan.

8. “Sweetness” Loomis and the Lust
(Noah Babcock, Jeremy Berisha, Will Loomis, Thomas Masker)

Red-hot Santa Barbara rock band Loomis & the Lust is making waves with their catchy, danceable music. The band formed in early 2008 at the impetus of band namesake and guitar-wielding front man Will Loomis.
Their single Bright Red Chords was selected by Urban Outfitters, Delta Airlines and 30 other cable and retail outlets for airtime, and the music video will start appearing soon on a number of MTV channels (such as MTVu and MTV2). In addition, the band was selected by MTV to be featured in a series on MTV Iggy on developing artists called “What’s Fresh.” Loomis & the Lust started taking their popular live show on the road for a series of college tours starting in the fall of 2009.
Brandon Mason, best known for his work with David Bowie, Secret Machines and Bono and the Edge, produced the band's debut EP, Nagasha, from which this song is taken.

9. “All Talk and No Action” Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan
(Tom Ball, Kenny Sultan)
Kenny has been playing guitar since the age of seven. Soon thereafter, his brother introduced him to the blues of T-Bone Walker and Lightnin' Hopkins. The effect was permanent.
A noted teacher, he has taught music, guitar and music history at the university level and has conducted countless workshops and seminars. His published instructional works include three books and three videotapes for Centerstream/Hal Leonard, the latest being "The Blues Styles of Kenny Sultan." In addition to recording with Tom Ball (song 1), Kenny has also appeared as a sideman on numerous recordings by other artists, and has two widely acclaimed solo guitar CDs with Solid Air Records.
In 2001, Kenny released his first solo CD, titled "West Coast Blues." At the suggestion of Executive Producer James Jensen to "keep it funky and play from the heart," Kenny states, "This music is played as if I were sitting on my couch around midnight playing for myself." Acoustic Guitar Magazine raved, "Fluid grooves and a slew of very tasty licks." "West Coast Blues" was so well received, Kenny has followed it up with "Guitar Blues," also on Solid Air.
Kenny's most recent solo project has been the newly released, multi-angle instructional/concert DVD "Kenny Sultan - Guitar Blues," for Warner Brothers/Solid Air. It's been called "a virtual encyclopedia of blues licks and patterns!" The accompanying book "Guitar Blues" has now also been released.
For all you Martin Guitar fans: have you heard of the "Martin Kenny Sultan Signature 000-18"? Check your Martin dealer. REF: PDF file.
10. “Conversation with the Moon” Karen Thurber
(Kenny Edwards, Jeff Pevar, Karen Thurber, Kevin Winard)

Karen Thurber is a multi-genre song stylist and songwriter residing in Santa Barbara, CA. Her eclectic ear and percussive sensibilities mix strong grooves with introspective lyrics about desire and disappointment.

11. “Brown Paper Bag” Gates and Goodell
(John Gates, Bill Goodell, Lorenzo Martinez, David West)

John Gates and Bill Goodell, seasoned coffee-shoppers turned folk-rock duo, met at a 4-day Jimmy Messina (Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins and Messina) songwriter performance workshop. Sharing musical backgrounds and tastes, they began local showcases and open-mics in the music rich Santa Barbara area and quickly gained notice and booking in the region. Their original songs are personal and real, and range from haunting ballads to rollicking novelties. Their shows are distinguished by the amount of richness in harmony and arrangement they accomplish with only 2 performers. John and Bill have shared the stage with some legendary musicians, including Jim Messina, Kenny Edwards, Freebo, Crosby Loggins, Chris Polonus, Kate Wallace, and a veritable who’s who of local Santa Barbara musicians. They have twice received “honorable mention” awards in the Billboard World Song Contest.
They keep our music clean and organic. An acoustic sound devoid of processors and overdrive in order to hear every note. Be it guitars, harmonicas, drums, djembe, dobro, banjo, piano, or the occasional mandolin, what you see is what you get.
12. “Supposed to Do” The Harlequins
(Sam Ferguson, Rob Lauderdale, Andrew MacCalla, Mike Osborn, Jon Zeigler)

13. “Horseshoes” Art Green
(Art Green, Jay Dee Maness, Bob Nichols, David West)

Art Green is a native Santa Ynez Valley singer/songwriter. He has released 2 solo albums, “Ride for the Brand” and “Always Followed My Heart.”
He has garnered numerous awards for his music, including 2001-2 Traditional Male
Vocalist of the Year both in the North American Country Music Association and the California Country Music Association. “Ride for the Brand” was named Album of the Year (2001) by CCMA. Art now spends his time writing songs and managing the Beautiful Alisal Cattle Ranch in Solvang.

14. “My Turn to Cry” Marshall Rhodes
(Adam “Bagel” Berkowitz, Glenn Burke, Michael Godwin, Michael Lehman)

With Top 40 AM radio play across the country, this band is no longer a secret. Marshall Rhodes debut album is a collection of tunes that will feel like family after the very first listen. To be certain these are vital songs about life, emotions, coming of age and war, but mostly this is stalwart songwriting that rocks with deep pocket rhythms, solid guitar work and the enjoyable sort of good-time vocals that usually come from the backyards and front porches at parties we wish we were attending.
Glenn Burke and Michael Lehman spent the previous four years refining their songs with the Bay Area band Borderline. They have emerged with a sound and vibe that is rooted in acoustic music, but can soar on the wings of Lehman's electric guitar work.
Their songs are about life, from simple emotions, to the conflicts of torn relationships, coming of age, even war and forgiveness... but mostly about love, both won and lost. Burkes' "This Perfect World" appeared in the soundtrack of the Warner Brothers movie The Postman. More recently they recorded "Sparks Rag" for the soundtrack of the award winning animated short "Stanley Goes for a Drive" by world renowned illustrator and children's book author Craig Frazier.

The album took nearly two years of work and was recorded, mixed and produced by Adam "bagel" Berkowitz with appearances from Bay Area musicians including, Austin Delone (Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Fabulous Thunderbirds), Jim Rothermal (Van Morrison, Jesse Colin Young, Dr. John) , Barry Sless (Kingfish, David Nelson Band, The Flying Other Brothers) , Jonathan Korty (Vinyl), Cole Tate (CTB, Lonely Hearts Band) and David Phillips (Charlie Hunter Trio, Jack West & Curvature). "But at the core of it all, is the songwriting," says producer Adam Berkowitz.

For those who still haven't heard them, they are a great find and the type you'll want to share with friends. The "good-time" feeling Marshall Rhodes Band will leave you smiling. It's been called Alt-Country, Roots Rock or Americana, but they like to think of it as a reflection of their Bay Area home, a sound called Gold Country.

15. “Old People” Gary Foshee
(Michael Dougherty, Gary Foshee, Tom Peet Fredericksen, Jon Goldstien)

Gary Foshee, a lifelong Santa Ynez Valley resident, has been performing in the Tri-County area for over 25 years. As a teenager he learned the guitar and bass guitar, joined a local group led by Art & Marv Green, and performed with the Jazz Ensembles at both SY High School and SBCC. Gary grew up in a house that was tuned in to Country radio, and when the radio was not playing, it was the sound of his mother, Norma, playing and singing on the guitar. This served as his primary inspiration in learning to play, and to this day he considers her to be the main influence in his own singing and playing. His CD releases include “In My Sleep (1997) with the group Arthur Livingston, a solo performance “New Moon Maker” (2000), and his most recent, “The Color Rose.” Over the past four years, Gary has composed and produced three original soundtracks for the SY High School Theatre Department, “The Laramie Project” (2004), “The Circuit” (2005) and “Indians” (2008).
He is the owner of Los Olivos Music Studio, where he teaches over thirty students weekly in private and group settings, as well as managing a busy schedule of local performances and recording in his home studio.

16. “St. James Infirmary” The Henderson Brothers
(Rob Henderson, Tom Henderson)

Rob Henderson was raised by coyotes in the hills behind Montecito. When Rob was a young boy, he was discovered by illicit pot farmers and was taken to the Summerland parrot rescue, where he prospered. Rob is still quite fond of parrot calls, and they have been a big influence on his music. Doctors are trying to determine why an umbrella is growing out of Rob's head. Fortunately, the umbrella improves the acoustics of his guitar work and insures his smooth dome is not scorched by the sun.
Tom Henderson was born on the planet Chromatica, located in the galaxy Bossanova. At a very young age, he stowed away on a research spaceship exploring regions of the universe lacking intelligent life, which brought him to the planet Earth. He deserted the ship when scientists touched down to observe the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice parade, and has tried valiantly (but has failed) to fit in among the earthlings.

17. “If the Sun Comes up Tomorrow” The Holdfast Rifle Company
(Ralph Lowi, Terry Luna, Phil Murphy, Brad Reves, Megan Sullivan)

The Holdfast Rifle Company is based in Santa Barbara and plays traditional honky-tonk classics and originals.

18. “5th of July” Dan Grimm
(Dan Grimm, Micah Gustafson, Brendon William James, Rick O’Shay)

Dan Grimm wrote his first song at the age of 5 and never stopped. His style was forged on a ranch in Ojai, CA listening to classic country, classic rock and harmonizing with family members and subsequent bands. Dan has been in numerous coastal Californa bands ranging from Hip Hop and Prog Rock to Honky Tonk, as well as being a voice for a Japanese GPS device. His unique voice and trademark braids and sides burns haunt the hills of Santa Barbara to play Cold Spring Tavern at every opportunity.

19. “Painkiller” Jan Smith
(Jan Smith)

Jan Smith grew up in New Orleans in a family of artists and went away to school in the Midwest where she graduated with a BA in Literature. She played electric bass and sang in the Iowa pop/rock band, The Proxies, who put out 2 albums, "Pretty as a Picture" and "Get Lucky." In 2000 she released her first solo album "Bowling Night." She moved to California in 2001, where she lives on an organic farm and continues to write and play music. She has also illustrated and published a line of alphabet flashcards for children with the desire that learning to read be fun and imaginative.

20. “We Carry On” Bryson Van Cleve
(Jill Marie, Bryson van Cleve)
Bryson Van Cleve is a folk/rock Americana, delta blues soul singer, whose songs ignite the souls of others. He has received many awards for his great songs, including “We Carry On.” David Lauser, veteran drummer for Sammy Hagar, describes Bryson as “John Lennon reincarnated.” Some of his influences include Tom Petty, Chris Whitley, Van Morrison, CCR, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch, Stevie Wonder, and the Allman Brothers. Bryson also plays with Jill Marie (song 5) as Troubaduo.



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