Author John Mack Faragher discusses new book, ‘Eternity Street’, on Larry Mantle’s ‘Air Talk’

February 10, 2016 in Events, Happenings

Our brother, author and Yale professor of history, John  Mack Faragher (Johnny to us),  has just released
his latest book – Eternity Street – Violence and Eternity StreetJustice in Frontier Los Angeles.
The book is creating a lot of excitement, catching the attention of respected radio host, Larry Mantle, who invited John to be interviewed on KPCC’s ‘Air  Talk. It was a great interview.

The book is fascinating, a great read. Forget Tombstone and Dodge City, the real wild west started right here.

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‘Dancing with the Moment’ gets Glowing Review in SomethingElse Magazine

January 20, 2016 in Events, Happenings

Rock critic, Beverly Paterson has written a rave review of ‘Dancing with the Moment’Danny New Year Shot 206
for SomethingElse Magazine. She writes:

Buckled tight with enterprising ideas and arrangements, Dancing With The Moment
witnesses to be a pitch-perfect potpourri of rhythm, tone and sound. Danny Faragher,

assisted by an assortment of family and friends, has created an album that bravely blends
poetic beauty with spontaneous rawness and experimental thrills. Enchanting and
electrifying,  ‘Dancing With The Moment’ is one of the greatest albums of the year,
or any year for that matter.

Beverly Paterson is a well respected  critic, and a marvelous wordsmith. We feel
thrilled and honored that she chose to review our work.

 

Back Tray Card for Dancing with the Moment - Danny Faragher

Back Tray Card for Dancing with the Moment – Danny Faragher

‘Dancing with the Moment’ gets Rave Review in Blitz Magazine

January 20, 2016 in Events, Happenings

‘Dancing with the Moment’ has received a glowing review from Michael McDowell Danny New Year Shot 239
in  Blitz – ‘the rock and roll magazine for thinking people’. He writes:

In Dancing With The Moment, Faragher has proven himself to be a
detail oriented disciple of his inspirations, and in turn has celebrated
genre diversity in a manner that relatively fe

others have done credibly.
Apparently (in the words of one of this album’s standout tracks),
‘A Dry Spell Ends’ and the return to form of a remarkably gifted pioneer has begun.

Blitz Magazine, which has been been in publication since 1975, has a deep catalog of
intelligently written rock reviews.  We are thrilled to have been included.
Thank-you, Michael, for helping to get the word out.

 

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Front Album Cover of Dancing with the Moment – Danny Faragher

 

‘Too Much Pressure’ airing on Zmix97

September 4, 2015 in Events, Happenings

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Beginning 09/07/15
‘TOO MUCH PRESSURE’
Will be airing at 6.00
AM, 1.00 PM, 9.00 PM, & 1.00 AM – MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
FOR THE NEXT  NINE DAYS
On ZMIX97

 

 

 

 

 

Radio DJ Thomas Ramirez of  Zmix97  has added  our record, ‘Too Much Pressure – the Rebel Sole Underground Remix’ to  the station’s playlist. It’s a thrill to know our song is airing alongside all those great classic R&B, Funk,  Hip Hop, and Oldies records. Honored to be among such great company!

Check it out and listen here –  http://tunein.com/radio/ZMIX97-s131148/

Concert a Sellout!

July 24, 2015 in Events, Happenings

The July 18th concert at the West Valley Music Center was a blast!  A great vibe in the room, and a sellout crowd in spite of the freaky rainstorm (In July?!). 7-18-Danny blowin harp at W. ValleyFYI – The two previous days of rain this year were on May 15th, my birthday, and on March 1st, the day of my Record Release Party (Perhaps I should schedule more events?)

With the backing of some great musicians – Tim Horrigan on bass, my son, Bryan, on percussion and melodica, Chris Blondal, drums, and Craig Copeland,  guitar,  the show included numbers from the ‘Dancing with the Moment ‘ and  ‘A Blue Little Corner’ albums, plus some new material, and even a tune from the Peppermint Trolley Company LP. We had fun, fun, fun!

I shared the bill with singer/songwriter, Raspin Stuart. He was a gas to work with!

Many thanks to Jeff Gold and the West Valley Music Center.

Looking forward to the next live engagement.

 

 

 

 

 

I shared bill with Raspin Stuwart. It was a good match.

I shared bill with Raspin Stuwart. It was a good match.

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Danny Faragher in Concert for Music on a Warm Summer Night

June 26, 2015 in Events, Happenings

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Danny Faragher, on his promotional tour of his latest Dancing with the Moment album (recently released on iTunes), will be performing at a one night Special Engagement with the Acoustic Music Series on July 18th at 8pm.

TMP-Shoot---Canyon-Hike-PR-065aDanny Faragher will be playing and singing songs from his albums, Dancing with the Moment, and Blue Little Corner, as well as other tunes from his storied career, and will be accompanied by a full band consisting of Tim Horrigan, Craig Copeland, Chris Blondal and Bryan Faragher. Together they will span the musical range from Jazz to Blues to Funk to West Coast Psychedelic.

Sharing the bill is Raspin Stuwart, performing Blues, Jazz, Acoustic Soul and Adult Contemporary.

The show will take place at the West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen Street, West Hills, CA 91307. Tickets are available for $15 by reservation only. Call 818-992-4142.

Reservations can be made on line here: http://www.westvalleymusiccenter.com/acoustic-music-series.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy ‘Dancing with the Moment’ on iTunes & CD Baby

June 9, 2015 in Events, Happenings

Danny Faragher’s new album ‘Dancing with the Moment’  is available for purchase at the following locations. Preview and download at every location. CD Baby and Amazon offer CDs for sale, complete with full color graphics and booklet featuring the psychedelic artwork of designer Bryan Faragher.

For an autographed copy, contact info@dannyfaragher.com for more info.

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Hear Danny on 88.3 Southern FM Melbourne Right Now!

June 3, 2015 in Events, Happenings

—Official Press Release—
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As part of his recent press tour to promote his new album, Dancing with the Moment, Danny Faragher appeared live on the Purple Haze radio show with host Nick Black, 88.3 Southern FM in Melbourne, Australia.

The interview aired Wednesday May 26th, at 8pm AEST, and featured Danny’s numerous stories from  his long recording career, including anecdotes about his time playing on The Sunset Strip as a house band, the emerging Venice counter-culture scene, and the touring of the late 70s, all the way to his recent experiences of producing his recent solo album Dancing with the Moment with his son Bryan.

The 2 hour interview intertwined around many musical selections from The Peppermint Trolley Company, Bones and The Faragher Brothers, along with numerous tracks from his recent solo album Dancing with the Moment.

For those that missed the original airing on the 88.3 Southern FM website, it can be found here at the radio station’s website.

Dancing with the Moment, which has already been called “one of the greatest albums of the year” by critic Beverly Patterson, also received some kind words and attention from host Nick Black who called it, “fabulous” and “brilliant” and praised the album’s cohesive nature and urged listeners to buy the whole album, not just a single track.

The interview as well as an archive of Danny’s past appearance on the Purple Haze show is available on the Southern FM website, and a copy can also be found here at Dannyfaragher.com as well.

Dancing with the Moment is currently available on iTunes as well as available in CD from CDBaby.com

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Note: Special thanks to Nick Black.

 

Danny Invades Australia – Live on Purple Haze!

May 27, 2015 in Events, Happenings

—Official Press Release—
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On his continuing press tour to promote his new album, Dancing with the Moment, Danny Faragher will appear live on the Purple Haze radio show with host Nick Black, 88.3 Southern FM in Melbourne, Australia.

The interview will intertwine with music selections from past and present, as Danny presents songs from his long recording career, as well as new songs from Dancing with the Moment, which is out now off The Blue Print Sound label. The interview will air Wednesday at 8pm AEST. Back in the USA, that’s 6am EST, 3am PST.

For those that prefer not to wake up or stay up to hear the program at the early hours of the morning, the show will be in podcast form shortly after the original airing on the 88.3 Southern FM website. It also will be available on Dannyfaragher.com once it is available.

Danny is expected to share stories of his time in the music industry from the hay-day of the Sunset Strip to his more recent adventures, as well as talk about the many years spent on his recent album, Dancing with the Moment, which has already been called “one of the greatest albums of the year.”

Purple Haze has recently posted an archive of Danny’s past appearance on their show on their website.

Dancing with the Moment is currently available on iTunes.

 

 

Former Peppermint Trolley Co. and Bones Member, Greg Tornquist recalls meeting B.B. King

May 18, 2015 in Events, Happenings, Thoughts

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Received an email yesterday from Greg Torquist, my former band mate in both the Peppermint Trolley Company and Bones in which he recalls our opening for B.B. King at the Whiskey a Go Go in the early seventies,  as well as a later chance meeting with the great man.

Hey Bones Brothers!

I was saddened to learn that BB passed away yesterday.  Age: 89.
We met twice.
The first was when we opened for him at the Whiskey.  Maybe 1971 or 72 ?
Shook hands with him in the dressing room.  I’ve never forgotten his catcher mitt handshake.  After our set when we were heading up the stairs and he was coming down he stopped and complimented me on my playing.  May have been the slide on ‘He Said’.  BB knew songs.  We played good ones and he couldn’t have escaped our roar because you could hear the band on stage in the dressing rooms.  I think he just dug good music.
I wore that compliment like an invisible badge of honor.  Still do.
Then we were introduced by a friend in LA about 3 or 4 years ago.  We met in an optometrist office.
Spoke for around 20 minutes.  Privately.  I explained that I had written a musical called Mississippi and asked for his advice.  He was encouraging.  Enthusiastic even.  Told me to send a copy to his bodyguard so he could actually listen and read it.  
I never did.  Writers angst that it wasn’t quite good enough.  I am rewriting even now.  Oy!
What a wonderful man.  Not just a trail blazing iconic musical hero but a great man.
Peace
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