Raspin, part of the Starbucks musical family will be performing onThursday, October 11 at 8:00 pm at The Raven Theatre, 5233 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, 91602. Tickets are $10 at the door. Accompanying him will be three of LA’s most up and coming song stylists often featured in film and television, Janeen Rae Heller, Brad Swanson and Paul McCarty. Raspin, an acoustic folk, pop, jazz, R&B artist whose music is even sprinkled with a touch of gospel will perform from a collection of contemporary lustful, political and often daring songs that seem to emerge from deep within his soul. Known as a “force of nature” and “in the business of show stopping” he has spent the last several years performing to sold out audiences and standing ovations.
“ Raspin is a tremendously soulful singer and songwriter who has been described in recent reviews as a force ‘of nature’ who is ‘in the business of show stopping,” by:Paul Zollo songtalk/blueline
"Raspin was Amazing at Bisscuts & Blues, Soulful, Emotional, Great Performer -what a Voice." - Frank Sacks / San Francisco "Raspin Music Guru Makes Us Think" by: LIFEChanges Network BBS Radio
Janeen Rae Heller's original guitar playing and vocals are "a soulful earthy sophistication' Her songs blend elements of folk, funk, jazz and rock. She is also an International award-winning Sawyer (musical saw player). Her music has been heard on albums for artists such as Rickie Lee Jones, The Moshav band and guitar great Michael Hedges. Janeen has appeared on T.V's Tracy Ullman, Home Improvement and Quantum Leap playing her saw. "Brad Swanson is a L.A. native singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. His catchy rhythms and moving lyrics have been featured in Hollywood films as well as several hit television shows including “CSI,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Smallville,” “Ghost Whisperer,” and more.Weaving relatable stories of life's victories and losses, Brad combines his broad-ranging vocals and velvety tones with a performance which is both soul-reaching and light-hearted." Paul McCarthy will be performing his new single, “Pavan”, a haunting acoustic rendition of Maurice Ravel's “Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte,” Paul's lyrics inspired by his father, a quadriplegic of 27 years. This song will melt your heart.