We welcomed Sara Watkins to CatBeach Studio to put the final touches on Jayson Belt’s upcoming album – Poor Penmanship. Her beautiful vocals and fierce fiddle were the perfect companion to Greg Liesz’s dreamy pedal steel. Can’t wait for y’all to hear! Release date: Fall 2014!!!
This week we’re back in the studio with Aaron Sterling and Jonathan Ahrens, laying down bass and drums for an upcoming album with singer-songwriter, Jayson Belt. The project, titled “Poor Penmanship” coming at you soon soon soon! But for now…a few shots from inside today’s session.
After taking a short break over the summer, Daena Jay is getting ready to launch back onto the scene.
This winter Daena is set to release a new EP as a CatBeach Music collaboration with Hype Music. Videos and interviews to accompany this new collection of songs. She is also in the studio writing a slew of new tunes…some specifically for ABC Television and some specifically for a new album.
We’re taking some time this week to share videos from Casey Black‘s latest album: “Lay You In The Loam.” In this video, Casey divulges some of his deeper thoughts and gives a live performance of his song “I’ve Spent My Whole Life.”
We’re taking some time this week to share videos from Casey Black‘s latest album: “Lay You In The Loam.” Today’s video features Casey sharing about his songwriting inspiration and a live performance of his song “Happiness.”
Casey is half way through his Ireland tour. And in his honor, we thought we’d take some time this week to share videos from his latest album: “Lay You In The Loam.” We begin with an introduction to Casey along with a live performance of his song “Flowers.”
Tonight is the night!
A night to celebrate Ryan Webster’s debut album, The Point Of Pointlessness-which came out this week!!!
A night to hear some great music.
A night to be with great friends.
Tonight’s party will feature singer-songwriter Ryan Webster and his band and songs off of his new album – a 10-song ‘retro-funky-rock’ expression filled with existential angst, peppered with reprieves in moments of Americana and folk. Along with many of the players from the project, Ryan will perform the album in its entirety, illustrating the beauty in this complete musical experience. There will also be performances by Pearls & Swine, Jayson Belt and Moxi, and the party will feature jewelry from the socially conscious company, 31 Bits.
The party will be at Hollywood’s House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in their exclusive Foundation Room, on Thursday, October 17. Doors are at 6:30, with the first band starting at 7pm. This event is free.
‘The Point’ consists of 10 original songs, written by Ryan Webster - whose songs have been featured on Revenge, Ghost Whisperer and other network TV shows. ‘The Point’ was produced by Emmy-award winning songwriter-producer, Bobby Hartry who enlisted some of LA’s finest musicians, including Aaron Sterling on drums (John Mayer, Civil Wars, Glen Campbell), Jonathan Ahrens on bass (Jewel, Jason Mraz), and Greg Liesz on pedal steel (Ray LaMontagne, Wilco, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Iver). The album is available worldwide on-line via iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and e-Music. And you can pick hi res downloads, cps, and vinyl on Ryan’s website store: www.ryanwebstermusic.com.
For CatBeach Music, this year began with much excitement and anticipation for the release of Moxi’s first EP – In My Dreams. The details of the project had been created over dinners and wine, songwriting sessions, and experiments in the studio. And it was finally time to bring this baby out into the world. The EP was introduced at a listening party up in the hills overlooking the city, followed by a packed out show at Hotel Cafe. Moxi and their first project was met with critical acclaim:
“Artist to watch! Meet Anna Nelson AKA Moxi, a Los Angeles-based singer and performer whose floating soundscape of vintage keyboards, big backbeats, and signature Omnichord strums are quickly brewing a buzz.”
-Rob Brayl – Bigger Than Beyonce
“While today’s pop music seems convoluted, Moxi certainly has that moxie to stand on their own.”
-Ace Ubas – The Owl Mag
“In Moxi’s case there’s no big label endorsed policy of smoke and mirrors, just a great talent and proof that pop music can be intelligent as well as commercially appealing.”
-Andy Von Pip – Von Pip Musical Express
“In My Dreams is good stuff that caught me off guard because I was thinking she was just another girl with a guitar. Instead she’s dramatic and dreamy and her songs are easy to get lost in. It’s an impressive effort all around and the fifth song, “Mystery,” is worth the price of the single alone.”
-PaulPop – The Pop Stereo
It has truly been an exceptional year for Moxi, filled with new fans, new videos, new songs, and shows across Southern California. And Moxi is closing out their year with a final show at House Of Blues – Sunset, in their Foundation Room. The show is a party celebrating the release of their label mate – Ryan Webster’s debut album: The Point Of Pointlessness. The party is open to everyone and is FREE!