Saturday -- October 6

Richard Smith/Brent Mason

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $40

Friday -- November 2
Clive Carroll

Dana Point Community House

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $30

Brent Mason

Richard smith

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Friday -- November 30
Black Market Trust

Dana Point Community House

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $40

The Black Market Trust is a five member jazz band based in Los Angeles. Since the 2012 release of their all instrumental debut album "The Black Market Trust," a milestone in the genre of gypsy jazz, the band has gone on to record two more albums, maintain a busy touring schedule, and have their music featured on TV shows like the ABC television series "Happy Endings" and the Hulu original program "Casual." The band features the Django Reinhardt inspired gypsy sound of acoustic instruments, and infuses classics from the Great American Songbook with intricate vocal harmonies inspired by The Beach Boys, and other artists influential to the group. Their sophomore album "II" featured a Top Ten hit on the Adult Contemporary charts, a signature version of "Route 66".

Sunday -- December 2
Black Market Trust

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $40

Saturday -- December 1

Black Market Trust

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $40


Gonzalo Bergara has emerged a virtuoso composer and lead guitarist, mixing a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina, to forge his own style of progressive Gypsy Jazz.

Gonzalo began playing professionally at age 16 in Buenos Aires. By 17 he was already fronting his own blues trio on National Television. In 2000, at age 19, he arrived in America. Just 30 years old, Gonzalo has toured worldwide with John Jorgenson Quintet, as well as performed and recorded with hundreds of artists including Tim Hausser from Manhattan Transfer, Sylvie Vartan, Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, Howard Alden and more. His touring resume covers Croatia, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Argentina, Brazil, England, Scotland and the U.S. with notable appearances at Playboy Jazz Fest, Sweet and Hot Jazz Fest, The Montreal Jazz Fest, Django Reinhardt Fest (Germany), Suev Guitar Fest (Italy), Merle Fest, Strawberry Fest, most Django-style Fests in the US and countless more.

Sunday -- October 7
Richard Smith/Brent Mason

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $40


Adam Rafferty was born January 26, 1969 and raised in Harlem, New York. His first inspiration was his father strumming a guitar.  By the age of 6, he was studying with Woody Mann and exploring blues and country music. A few years later Rafferty was introduced to classical guitar and in 1986, he enrolled at the State University of New York majoring in classical guitar.  By the time Rafferty finished college, he switched to electric guitar. He began to experiment with arranging pop songs, taking an approach that enabled him to play bass lines, melody, and middle voicings simultaneously. He brought to fingerstyle guitar the music he enjoyed as a kid: disco, funk, jazz, and R&B.

 
On YouTube, his cover versions of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and 
​Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" received more than one million views!

The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

Brent Mason is one of the most recorded guitarists in history. He is a Grammy Award winner, a 12 time winner of the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Guitarist of the Year Award, and a two-time winner of the CMA Award Musician of the Year. He has been named as one of the top ten session guitarists in the world, joining the ranks of Jimmy Page, Larry Carlton, Tommy Tedesco and Steve Cropper. Brent has played on well over a thousand albums, and has been credited to have played on 1,782 hit singles, and continues to add to this extensive resume. He has also released two of his own albums, produced a number of artists, and holds several credits as a songwriter.

Sunday -- November 4
Clive Carroll

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $30

Saturday -- January 26

Peppino & Martin

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $40

Literally THE Best Lineup Of Top Guitar Players Anywhere!  Period!

Buy the Season & Get Reserved Seating.  Call Tim for info 949-842-2227

Friday -- September 14
Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

Dana Point Community House

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $40

Saturday -- September 15

Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $40

Fan Appreciation Night!

His incredible stylistic wealth is founded in a lifelong love for music.  Born in Beckenham, Kent, England in 1971, Richard started playing guitar at age 5 under the instruction of his father. Concentrating initially on the country picking of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis, young Richard digested everything he heard, learning even the most complicated of these tunes with ease confounding everyone with his dexterity.  It seemed that not only did he possess amazing physical skill, but a photographic musical memory as well.  Often, a single hearing was all it took to get a piece under his fingers, playing bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously creating a universe of sounds.  Richard first met his hero, the "Godfather" of fingerstyle guitar, Chet Atkins, when he was only eleven. Richard was invited by Chet to share the stage with him at Her Majesty's Theatre in London in front of an audience of 1,000.  At first, the master accompanied him, but later on he just listened in stunned silence while the child played Chet's own arrangements perfectly. 


By the time Richard reached his early 20s, both Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed began to refer to him as their "Hero"!
It's no surprise, that the hymns of praise subsequently never faded.  

Now residing in Nashville, Richard tours the world as a Solo Artist.  In 2001, Richard became the National Finger-style Guitar Champion in Winfield, Kansas.  He was elected Thumbpicker of the Year in 2008 and inducted into the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame in Kentucky in 2009. He is also a recipient of the Golden Thumbpick Award by the Association of Fingerstyle Guitarists in California. As a mainstay at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention in Nashville since 1991, where he has played with many world renowned artists including Nato Lima of Los Indios Tabajaras, sax legend Boots Randolph and John Jorgenson of Desert Rose Band and Elton John Band fame. He has also performed with other great musicians such as Marcel Dadi, Tommy Tedesco, Thom Bresh, Joe Pass, Biréli Lagrène, Bryan Sutton, Les Paul, Mark O'Connor, Sam Bush, Martin Taylor, Jorge Morel, Suzy Bogguss, Muriel Anderson, Guy Van Duser, Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten, Tony McManus and Buster B. Jones and shared the bill with a host of others, most notably Steve Morse, Albert Lee, Paco Peña, Barney Kessel, David Russell and Johnny Hiland & Tommy Emmanuel.

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"The Best of the Best"

All show dates subject to change

Upcoming Shows:

adam rafferty

Friday -- January 25
Peppino & Martin

Dana Point Community House

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $40

Sunday -- January 27
Peppino & Martin

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $40

- - - - Fan Appreciation night + Holiday show - - - - 

Free gift to all that attend!!

Saturday -- August 25

Adam Rafferty

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $30

Black Market Trust

Sunday -- September 16
Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $40

SMARTEST FANS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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Peppino D'agostino & Martin Taylor

clive carroll


From Bach to Beatles, Barn-burners to Ballads Like Nobody You've Ever Seen!
Audiences delight, when world-renowned fingerstyle
​guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose!
Having witnessed one of his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise about world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavours he will melt your heart- strings, make your toes tap and your jaws hanging open.  Richard's ever growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music from classical Bach to Beatles pop. It includes Scott Joplin Rags like Sousa marches, Chopin, Mozart and fiddle tunes. It ranges from jazz standards to Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed to Django Reinhardt gypsy swing, not to mention intriguing original music.  He delivers both, lightning fast barn-burners and beautiful ballads, occasionally spiced with astounding vocals.


Clive is unquestionably one of the very best guitarists on the scene today!  Tommy Emmanuel recently came to England to have Clive accompany him on two songs on his upcoming "Duets" CD.   Tommy recently stated that Clive's "Red Guitar" CD would be one of his top picks to listen to if stranded on an island and that is really saying something about his opinion of Mr. Carroll.  Last year,  renown classical guitar master John Williams accompanied Clive on many tunes on his latest CD "The Furthest Tree" to rave reviews.  


Saturday -- November 3

Clive Carroll

Mission Viejo Civic Center

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets $30

Friday -- October 5
Richard Smith/Brent Mason

Dana Point Community House

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets $40

Brent Mason to join the fantastic Richard Smith for our October shows!   No Hype, he truly is one of the best on earth and we are completely blown away that he will be gracing the LOTSC stage.

Sunday -- August 26
Adam Rafferty

SOCO Center Costa Mesa

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

Tickets $30