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Culver City Summer Music Festival Kicks Off Thursday

The first in a series of six free concerts takes place Thurs. July 11 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall courtyard.

The 2012 Boulevard Summer Music Festival. Credit: Kate Parkinson-Morgan Patch.com
The 2012 Boulevard Summer Music Festival. Credit: Kate Parkinson-Morgan Patch.com

Are you ready to get your groove on?

You know summer is officially here with the launch of the Culver City Boulevard Summer Concert Series, with Boulevard Music’s Gary Mandell at the helm. The series of six free concerts that runs through Aug. 15, kicks off tomorrow (July 11) at 7 p.m. at the City Hall courtyard.

Thursday’s concert features A cappella Doo Wop with The Mighty Echoes, followed by acoustic blues with Doug MacLeod

Founded in 1986 in the Silverlake district of Los Angeles, The Mighty Echoes are one of the country’s most accomplished vocal groups. They have appeared on many TV shows including “Who’s The Boss?” “Murphy Brown”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” and were featured in the movie “Wilder Napalm” with Debra Winger and Dennis Quaid. The Echoes, Harvey Shield, Charlie Davis, Jon Rubin and John Lathan consider themselves true brothers in harmony.  They feel extremely lucky and blessed to be great friends and to have maintained a family atmosphere all these years. Their true affinity for each other and the authentic Doo Wop style inspires their concerts and recordings in a way that sets The Mighty Echoes apart from the rest of the field.

Doug MacLeod is a singer-songwriter in the American tradition. He is a traveling artist that writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. He learned from the old masters, lived the music, survived the life and carries forward a valuable tradition. MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of this is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life. Over 29 years, 19 studio albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD and a live performance DVD, Doug MacLeod has consistently earned raves. Many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy have covered his songs. He has co-written songs with Dave Alvin and Coco Montoya. MacLeod's songs have been featured in many TV movies and the hit show In the Heat of the Night. Two of his songs are on Grammy nominated albums by Albert King and Albert Collins.

Click here to read about the upcoming concerts over the next six weeks.

 

 

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