Wednesday, December 14, 2011

On December 19th...Orange County's ever-so-talented folksinger Beth Wood featured on the Get the Funk Out Show!

 Beth Fitchet Wood will be on my show Monday December 19th, joining me at 9am on Get the Funk Out! We are streaming live, too if you are not able to tune in locally. Listen LIVE on

About Beth Fitchet Wood

A folksinger from Phoenix with Long Island, New York roots, who cut her teeth on the Sons of the Pioneers and Rodgers and Hammerstein, with Harry Belafonte and Georgia Gibbs thrown in.  Beth sang and played guitar in Honk, a rock 'n roll band that ranged from Mahalia Jackson to Cream to Freddy Hubbard, who landed several major record deals in the early 70's and toured with Chicago, Loggins and Messina and The Beach Boys. 

In the 80's she began writing, and all her influences melded with her own voice into an indescribable yet familiar expression.  Her songs are very personal and intimate, and though the folk idiom is strong, her harmonic structures betray her jazz roots.

She has made 5 CD's on her own, has appeared as band member on 5 others, and has sung on countless other projects of every description, in most languages.  "Shared stages" with a phonebook of the most influential musicians from the '60's through the present..
She won first place songwriter at the Tucson Folk Music Festival in 2009, and in her home town, Laguna Beach, has hosted (for 7 years!) one of the best Songwriter's Showcases anywhere.   It's gotten such a reputation throughout the United States that touring songwriters stop by from all over the country, providing a different musical adventure every single Tuesday.  The atmosphere  gives musicians a rare opportunity to stretch artistically to a very appreciative audience.
She also played a main stage set at the Far West Folk Alliance conference in 2009.

Played main stage sets at folk festivals and conferences throughout the west, and in 2011 was one of three nominees for Artist of the Year by the Laguna Beach Alliance of the Arts.

"...pure, plain beautiful singing."   - Mike Boehm,  L.A. Times

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Actor/Entertainer David Joyner on the "Get the Funk Out Show!" Monday December 12

 It was a pleasure chatting with Actor/Entertainer David Joyner on my NEW show "Get the Funk Out!" If you missed it, you can listen to the entire show here.
David has guest starred on Television shows such as "The Young & The Restless", "ER", "House M.D.", "24", "That 70's Show", "That's So Raven", and "General Hospital", but is most famous for roles in children's television.

David has starred as Barney for over a decade, on the award winning Children's Television Series, "Barney & Friends." And now, David stars as Hip Hop Harry, in the new award winning Day Time Emmy-nominated Children's Television Series, "Hip Hop Harry".
David Joyner
Hip Hop Harry Productions

Monday, December 5, 2011

Michelle Patterson, CEO and Founder of Event Complete shares her inspiring story out of a funk and how she works hard to create an amazing life filled with creativity and inspiring events!

 You can listen to Michelle's interview on "Get the Funk Out!" here

Event Complete Founder and CEO Michelle Patterson, has been the visionary behind the Taste of Ladera for the past five years. Since the inception of Event Complete, Michelle has created many other successful events. 
Michelle’s passion for helping others led her to create the Taste of Ladera where local restaurants and businesses combine efforts to fundraise for non-profits organizations. The Taste of Ladera held every May, has spun into South Orange County’s biggest party, celebrating local cuisine and music, attracting well over 30,000 attendees. The Taste of Ladera has also raised more than $300,000 for charity and has been featured in such news outlets as THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, THE LADERA TIMES, COAST MAGAZINE, AND OC METRO.

From her days as student body president organizing the University Speaker series hosting the President of the United States to creating and southern California music and food festival for 25,000 people, events have been Michelle’s passion. As they say, do what you love…

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