Benefit for FAR-West Feat. Laurence Juber, Wendy Waldman, James Lee Stanley & Dan Navarro

Sun Jun 30 2024 at 08:00 pm

McCabe's Guitar Shop | Santa Monica

The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble
Publisher/HostThe Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble
Benefit for FAR-West Feat. Laurence Juber, Wendy Waldman, James Lee Stanley & Dan Navarro
Benefit for FAR-West!
Sunday, June 30, 2024 - Doors 7:30 PM / 8 PM Showtime
McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA
Tickets $40. at
Please join us at this very special concert to support FAR-West (the Folk Alliance Region-West), featuring four powerhouse artists of the Southern California music scene.
Laurence Juber
“A stunning sense of space and fluidity … a truly wondrous sound” - Guitar World
Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney's Wings, with whom he won a Grammy®, Juber has since established himself as a world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.
Wendy Waldman
A critically-acclaimed recording artist and multi-platinum songwriter, Wendy Waldman has a diverse career that spans across genres ranging from pop, R&B, and country to film, jazz, and children's music. Waldman, one of the first distinguished female record producers, is the daughter of composer and film music scholar Fred Steiner (Perry Mason, Star Trek, The Twilight Zone) and has co-written numerous hit songs, including "Save the Best for Last" and "The Sweetest Days" (Vanessa Williams); "Fishin in the Dark" (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Garth Brooks); "I Owe You One" (Aaron Neville); the Wrangler Award-winning cowboy Christmas song, "Corn, Water, and Wood" (Michael Martin Murphy); and "I Want a Horse" (released as a duet between Waldman and Linda Ronstadt). Wendy Waldman's first solo album, Love Has Got Me, was released by Warner Bros. Records in 1973 and proclaimed by Rolling Stone to be the "singer-songwriter debut of the year."
James Lee Stanley
“This man is a great artist – his songs are finely-crafted and richly textured, with immediately memorable melodies and thought provoking lyrics, and his guitar playing is simply gorgeous, alternating between subtle finger picking. Lush chording, stark simplicity, rhythmically-charged complexity, and many and varied shades in between.” -FI-The Magazine of Music and Sound
Dan Navarro
An acclaimed singer-songwriter, voice actor, producer, road warrior and arts advocate. Renowned for his passionate performances, soulful voice and emotive songwriting, he is a favorite among folk and Americana fans. As a songwriter, he has written or co-written songs for Pat Benatar (“We Belong”), The Bangles, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, among others, and as a bilingual singer and voice actor, he sang in Oscar® winners “Encanto,” “Coco,” and “Happy Feet, “just to name a few. From 1990-2008, he was half of the acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro.
“FAR-West is thrilled to bring together such an incredible array of talent for this benefit concert,” said Susie Glaze, producer of the FAR-West benefit. “This event not only showcases the vibrant folk music community in Southern California but also supports our mission to foster and sustain this important cultural heritage.”
Proceeds from the concert will directly support FAR-West’s programs, including educational workshops, community outreach initiatives, and annual music conferences. These programs are vital for nurturing new talent and ensuring the continued growth and success of the folk music community.
About FAR-West
Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West), a community based non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, is the western regional chapter of Folk Alliance International.
Largely through volunteer efforts and community support, we connect our vast region of listening rooms, festivals, folk societies, organizations, radio DJs, agents, managers, promoters, publications, and fans with the touring artists and troubadours that cross our region.
BE A FAR-WEST FRIEND! Make your fully tax-deductible donation here:
FAR-West, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is proud and grateful to be community funded. Our work is only possible through the generosity of supporters like you – people who believe that the stories, songs, cultures, traditions, and arts of our region are valuable and worth nurturing. When you support the FAR-West general fund, Janet Dukes Memorial Fund, or one of our other special funds through a one-time donation, recurring monthly contribution, or planned giving, you support a community that celebrates the culture of traditional and contemporary music makers, performers, professionals, and audiences in the North American West.
Folk Alliance Region-West is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to FAR-West are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Contributions support the general operation of FAR-West, as well as scholarship, programming, and relief for our community.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005, United States,Santa Monica, California


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