Gather round, it’s time for another installment of The Standard, Hollywood’s Desert Nights. This week’s line-up is full of talent, expect to hear some great original music and a few old time favorites as well!
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The Owl and The Pussycat: Parker Ainsworth and Jessie Payo come together to create Glee-styled cover Mashups just like momma used to read. Get ready to fall back in love with all your favorite songs, re-interpreted in a whole new way – Owl and Pussycat way.
Dawn Mitschele: Dawn Mitschele is at the top of a new generation of talented musicians thriving in the Southern California acoustic music scene. In January 2009, she was named by San Diego Magazine as one of “50 to Watch” in the new year, and her first album, “In the Moonlight” was praised by the San Diego Troubadour, describing Dawn as having “a firm grip on her artistic vision as well as the talent to bring it to fruition as she fearlessly explores folk, pop, jazz, Latin, and blues sounds.” It is Dawn’s truly angelic voice and honest lyrics that grab and retain the listener’s attention and keep her loyal fans hooked on her sound. Dawn Mitschele is dedicated to producing honest music founded in love and gratitude, and she hopes to carry this message to her listeners, especially during live shows. After a recent performance, a local musician expressed that, “people were just hanging on to her every word. I think that’s the difference between someone who sings a song and someone who truly believes what they are saying.”
Rachel Dean: Rachel Dean is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles the fronts the band War Children. Her style is a melodic, mystical, countrified blend of rock, pop, and folk. After escaping the craziness of the city, Rachel moved to the California high desert, Joshua Tree to write and record. Having gained inspiration from the Joshua Tree desert, Rachel has formed a beautiful combination of lyrics and melodies that are undeniable and unforgettable.
What is Desert Nights?
Desert Nights is a weekly gathering at The Standard, Hollywood, hosted by KCRW’s DJ Valida. Every Wednesday, Valida curates three acoustic musical acts to perform a set in the Cactus Lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. The music begins at 7:30pm, it’s always free and always a good time. Guaranteed.