Nashville’s Hit Makers Share Their Wares
Randy and Maia Sharp, two of America’s top singer-songwriters, perform Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Forum Theatre, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, in a humorous concert where audiences get a backstage pass to the stories behind hits for some of the industry’s biggest stars.
The father-daughter duo’s original songs for Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Carole King , Peter, Paul and Mary, Jennifer Warnes, Linda Ronstadt, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Alabama and more are featured.
Tickets are adults: $20-25 and students, 21 & under: $10 are and are on sale www.lagunabeachlive.org or by phone 800-595-4849. Information line is 949-715-9713.
Embarking on a Folk-Music Journey
“Lonesome Traveler,” a musical event that features American folk music from the 1920s to the 1960s, opened at the Laguna Playhouse this week.
Written and directed by Rubicon Theatre Company’s artistic director, James O’Neil, with musical direction and arrangements by Dan Wheetman, the show continues through Feb. 5.
Presented in the style of a concert with a storyline, “Lonesome Traveler” is performed by nine artists who create musical portraits inspired by folk artists such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Lead Belly, The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary and others. A few of the well-known song titles include “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “This Land is Your Land,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Goodnight Irene,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “We Shall Overcome,” and “Maggie’s Farm.”
The Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road.