Today we’d like to introduce you to Hootenanny LA.
Hootenanny, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
We realized that the music scene is so exciting and vibrant in LA right now and we wanted to get all of our favorite artists together to create a special night of live music
Drew Taubenfeld and Erik Kertes started this night together about 4 years ago and it happens the last Monday of every month at the Hotel Cafe.
The concept is we have an all-star house band and a handful of amazing singers/ artists to jump up and play with the band. We’ve had a variety of people such as Leon Bridges, Margaret Glaspy, Theo Katzman, the comedian Theo Von, and even a writer/ story teller Johnathon Ames. In addition some of LA’s best undiscrovered sing songwriters.
The nights are always sold out and there’s always a magic in room: partly from the level of musicianship, partly the energy of no rehearsals, and party the great music community we have here in LA.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
We started a video series to go with the night.
The 1 mic series came about because we wanted to capture this same magic that we have at the Hootenanny nights and show it to the world.
The idea is that it’s a performance; no edits, no auto tune, and of course 1 band in 1 room, 1 take with one mic. We are essentially trying to capture the music in its purest form and using the R88 to do so.
Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
Getting your focus derailed by the attention economy.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can see it live at hotel cafe on the last monday of every month.
We announce the shows on IG @HootenannyLA
Or check out our video series.. All live recordings in single takes with just 1 mic.
- Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaqEJPaky3ZTLoeuI1r7Hfg/videos
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hootenannyla/
I have more photos if needed.