Last weekend, Rock Cellar Magazine and the Get Together Foundation teamed up for a pair of all-star tribute gigs at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
With proceeds benefiting some local charities, the California Saga shows paid tribute to some of the most classic California music ever created – think CSNY, Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles, the Doors, the Beach Boys, and so on – and each night, the stage was filled with accomplished musicians donating their time and efforts to the cause.
Rock Cellar publisher/CEO Kevin Wachs gathered his musical friends and colleagues, among them Carnie Wilson, Marilyn Wilson and Ginger Blake of the Honeys, the Strawberry Alarm Clock, Freebo, Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Gary Griffin, Rob Bonfiglio, Rosemary Butler, Marc Mann, Marky Lennon, Carly Smithson, Ambrosia’s Ken Stacey, Burleigh Drummond and Joe Puerta, Al Keith, Scotty Mitchell, Steve Postell, John Pratt, Adam Daniel, Dave Pearlman, The Honeys, John Wicks, Gary Stockdale, Kiki Ebsen, Steve Goddard, Chad Watson, Lauri Reimer, John McNeely, Jeff Alan Ross, Michael Stern, Jay Cohen and Debra Dobkin. Wachs’ band Pacific played, as well. The shows were MC’d by KCSN 88.5 FM’s Jim Nelson, contributor to our Turn Me On category, too.
Below, enjoy an exclusive photo gallery from the two shows, courtesy of photographer Jill Jarrett…