Annie Bosko

Annie Bosko (9:30 PM)

George Krikes (9:05 PM)

Honey County (8:30 PM)

Sat, August 15, 2015

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $15.00

$1 from every ticket purchased goes towards Big Brothers Big Sisters

With Special guests: Rita Wilson and High Dive Heart 

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Annie Bosko - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Annie Bosko
Two voices — one given, one earned. Singer, songwriter and performer Annie Bosko has married the two, recognizing what so many others fail to see — that a powerful and beautiful vocal instrument is, in isolation, incapable of taking her where she has every intention of going.

Opportunity certainly knocks for talent like hers, as opening or backing vocal slots with Darius Rucker, Adele, Josh Groban, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Josh Turner and more confirm. She has performed the national anthem at the NBA All-Star game, recorded for one of the largest entertainment companies in the world, sang demos for some of the biggest hits on the radio and even did a turn on television's top singing competition. All of those accomplishments fall short, however, for a true music maker with the loftiest ambitions.

As she readies the release of her first EP, her artistry and vision have crystallized in songs including "Crooked Halo" and "Fighter." Themes of strength, empowerment, vulnerability and self-determination run throughout. And they're understandable, given her past, as well as her deep-rooted need to create and perform.

Annie's father is a third-generation farmer and she's the middle of five children, but it was not the classic story of the musical family." It was like, 'Oh my God, we have this freak singing child. What do we do with it?' They were scared getting into entertainment too early would mess me up."

Her first taste of the business was singing for a Disney soundtrack at the age of 14, but an affinity for songwriting pulled her toward Nashville. "I'd read the liner notes on albums I loved by Deana Carter, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, whoever. They were all in Nashville, so I knew I had to get there at some point."

Moving cross-country, Annie sang demos and tried to work into writing appointments. Seeing so many artists take their shots through TV competitions, she auditioned ... and advanced. "I made it to 'American,' but not 'Idol,'" she jokes, not so subtly brushing aside the harshness of that reality. "It was a strange process and disappointing," she admits.

"I've always run against the grain," she continues. "So I realized I have to get to the public. The artist is the captain of the ship, and taking that wheel was hard. But everything from music to pictures to the band is a representation of me, and so my fingerprints have to be on all of it."

And so it is with her new music, led by the stomping, feisty single "Crooked Halo," which she wrote with Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean's "She's Country", Craig Morgan's "International Harvester") and Danelle Leverett (Big & Rich's "That's Why I Pray," Kelly Clarkson's "The Sun Will Rise").

The ballad "Fighter" may be the song that best expresses her determination. "It's sort of a ministry to people, because everyone is fighting in their own way," she says. "The idea was to really let this song be a banner that we can all carry in those times when we need it most."
George Krikes - (Set time: 9:05 PM)
George Krikes
George was born in Ventura, California. He studied Jazz Guitar at USC's Thornton School of Music. While at school, he started writing and recording commercial/TV music for several different LA-based companies. To date, his music has been heard all around the world in advertisements for McDonalds, WalMart, VONS, Home Depot, Lexus, Buick, Purina, and many more. He has also had songs placed in TV shows on NBC, ABC, CBS, MTV, and more. In April of 2012, his song "Different Worlds" was performed by a contestant on The Voice: Australia, and promptly rose to the #1 and #4 spots on the iTunes download chart for that country.

In Los Angeles, he has been an active member of the live music circuit. His own bands include "King Washington", "The Whisper in the Roar", "Dry Spells", and "Starlight and Arms". He is also a hired gun for acts like "Races" and artists such as "Nikki Lang".

Throughout his time working and collaborating on various music projects, he has also been amassing a library of "personal" music, which will be released under his name soon.
Honey County - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Honey County
Rooted in three-part vocal harmonies, southern twang, and pop hooks, Honey County is a female country trio led by Dani Rose, Devon Jane & Katie Stump. One of the few independent bands to play Stagecoach Festival this year, Rolling Stone named Honey County one of the "10 New Artists You Need To Know" for 2017 and one of the "26 Best Things We Saw at CMA Fest." Meanwhile, shows with artists like Chase Rice, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Dylan Scott and Easton Corbin add history and heft to the band's sound.

You won't find Honey County on any map. Launched in 2014, the group takes its name from a fictional place, a move that allows Dani Rose and her two bandmates — Devon Jane and Katie Stump — to create their own landscape of story-driven country; modern, melodic pop; and punchy, guitar-fueled rock (an influence that's strengthened by Jane, the trio's lead guitarist, whose fretwork has landed her gigs with everyone from Keith Urban to Katy Perry). Their YouTube channel has garnered a total of over 420,000 views, and their cover of Garth Brooks 'People Loving People' notched nearly half a million spins on Spotify. They've created even more of a stir with their own music. Produced by Macs Gabriel and John Spiker, Honey County's latest single "High On The Radio," is currently on rotation on the SoCal country radio station Radio Disney Country KRDC and was tapped as a trending music video on CMT.com. With over 57,000 views on YouTube, the song is a showcase for Rose's voice, Jane's guitar, Stump's harmonies, and the blend of three singers who were meant to perform together.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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