Country & Folk Listings


BOULEVARD MUSIC, 4316 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. No alcohol. All ages. (310) 398-2583.

Sat.—Steven King throws down some fingerstyle guitar excitement, 8 p.m.; $17.50.

CINEMA BAR, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. Full bar. Over 21. (310) 390-1328.

Fri.—Bucksworth; no cover.

Sat.—Rancho Deluxe; no cover.

Sun.—The Serby Band; free.

Mon.—Stumpwater; no cover.

Tues.—New Maximum Donkey.

COWBOY COUNTRY, 3321 E. South St., Long Beach. Dinner available. Full bar. Over 21. (562) 630-3007.

Fri.-Sat.—Brian Lynn Jones & the Misfit Cowboys hit the bandstand with plenty of greasy, groovy “rock & tonk.”

THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. A small aerie hosting noted folk-country-Americana musicians. (626) 398-7917.

Fri.—Michael Dart & the Flatlanders roar through hard country, blues and more; $15.

Sat.—Doo-wop, jazz, blues and rock gets the a cappella treatment from the female quartet Grace; also, Armenian folkie Gor; $15.

 GO  Sun.—Del Cadher: The brilliant veteran session cat, who also invented the wah-wah pedal, makes a must-see appearance; $15.

THE COWBOY PALACE SALOON, 21635 Devonshire St., Chatsworth. No cover. Full bar. Over 21. (818) 341-0166.

Fri.—Brant Vogel.

Sat.—Desert Breeze.

Sun.—Mary White.

Mon.—Chad Watson, plus the country-only edition of the Palace’s talent contest.

Tues.—Nuttin’ Cowboy, featuring the most able fretwork of country veteran Bob Gothar.

THE HIDEAWAY, 12122 Kagel Canyon Road, Kagel Canyon. No cover. Full bar. Over 21. (818) 890-1225.

Fri.-Sat.—Mary White.

Sun.—Debra Lee & Trigger Happy run the jam session.

VIVA CANTINA, 900 Riverside Dr., Burbank. No cover. Full bar. All ages okay. (818) 845-2425.

Fri.—Jimmy Lee Harris; no cover.

Sat.—Kathy Robertson, the soulful honky-tonk angel who got her start with Red Simpson in the Bakersfield tonks; no cover.

Tues.—Open-mike night; no cover.

Wed.—Bluegrass (and more) from talent-to-burn acts The Brombies, Evan Marshall.

Thurs.—Cody Bryant’s high-impact mix of country, honky-tonk, bluegrass, Western swing and you-name-it.

Other Country/Folk

GO I See Hawks in L.A. move their long-running Totally Acoustic psych-country extravaganza to Fridays; also, tenured session heroes Freddy Koella & Kenny Edwardsfill out the bill at Cole’s, 118 E. Sixth St., dwntwn.; Fri., Jan. 27, 9 p.m.; no cover. (213) 622-4090.

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys make with the rockabilly/Western swing/boogie bit at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill, 4311 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank; Fri., Jan. 27, 9 p.m.; call for cover. (818) 729-0805.

At Molly Malone’s Irish Pub: Wayne “The Train” Hancock’s lite blue yodels, also The Two Timin’ Three, Sat., Jan. 28, 9 p.m.;The Sin City All-Stars run another Sweethearts of the Rodeo jam, an occasionally star-studded country-rock situation, Wed., Feb. 1, 9 p.m.; 575 S. Fairfax Ave., L.A. (323) 578-5591, Ext. 2.

Fort Worth West’s Lone Star–fueled country sound fills Alpine Village, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance; Tues., Jan. 31, 8 p.m. (310) 327-4384.

Austin Hanks, Waylon Payne and Travis Howard return for another edition of their country-rock Rural Revival showcase at Genghis Cohen, 740 N. Fairfax Ave., W. Hlywd.; Tues., Jan. 31, 9 p.m.; call for cover. (323) 653-0640.

Mandolin maestro Evan Marshall plays bluegrass at Bean Town, 45 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre; Tues., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. (626) 355-1596.

GO The perpetually fiery Oklahoma rockabilly empress Wanda Jackson growls numbers from her new I Remember Elvis CD at Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hlywd.; Wed., Feb. 1, 7 p.m.; no cover. (323) 245-6500.

Henry Becker & Team Honky Tonk play at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill, 4311 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank; Thurs., Feb. 2, 8 p.m. (818) 729-0805.

GO Superlative songwriter, almost-jazzy vocalist and all-around living legend Willie Nelson never fails to come through. At The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills; Thurs., Feb. 2, 8:30 p.m.; sold out. (818) 879-5016. See Music Pick.

—Jonny Whiteside

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