Redwood Honey, Casey Ahern,  Travis Peery,   The Kosmics, How Mean

Redwood Honey, Casey Ahern, Travis Peery, The Kosmics, How Mean

Friday, May 17

Doors: 7:15 pm / Show: 7:45 pm


This event is 21 and over

  • How Mean - 7:45 
  • Redwood Honey  - 8:30
  • Casey Ahern - 9:15
  • Travis Peery - 10:00
  • The Kosmics - 10:55

Redwood Honey
Redwood Honey
Redwood Honey is an Americana band out of Boston, MA. After releasing their debut album, “Wandering Mind”, the band was discovered by singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Eddie Money, who brought the band out to open on a string of tour dates across the U.S. In the few short months the band has been touring, they have played to thousands of seat venues across the U.S. and have scored placements over major broadcast networks like HDNet Movies and AXStv. On their record “Wandering Mind”, Redwood Honey pays tribute to influences ranging from The Eagles to Blackberry Smoke, utilizing dulcet harmonies and smoking telecaster guitars to give the record a familiar rock and roll feel. With songs like “Six Strings & Me”, “Hardest Thing” and “Show Me Love”
Casey Ahern
Casey Ahern
Along with behind the scenes studio photos and dynamic onstage shots from recent Los Angeles area gigs, Casey Ahern recently posted on her Instagram page a pic of her standing proudly next to a small plane. She revealed to fans that she “fell in love with flying” and “received [her] private pilot certificate.” The multi-talented 20 year old singer/songwriter’s longtime passion for flying is a powerful metaphor for her emergence as an insightful musical storyteller and powerhouse artist and performer. There are unlimited opportunities on the horizon since the recent release of her infectious debut EP He Was Summer.
The Southern California based Casey, who has been performing consistently with her band since she was 16, defines herself as a contemporary country artist. Yet her stylistically varied songs and intimate yet quirky vocal style tap into an inviting throwback vibe that brings to 2019 sparkling touches of the early 70s Laurel Canyon style – a little Joni Mitchell, a twist of Jackson Browne and the classic Cali country vibe of the Eagles.
Casey found the perfect producer to help convey her blend of soulful, heartfelt ballads and romantic nostalgia in producer David Brown, a veteran of the legendary Village Recorders and Cherokee Recording Studios who has worked with everyone from Fleetwood Mac (including solo works by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks) and Alice Cooper, Willie Nelson and Frank Zappa.
“David brought out elements of that classic Fleetwood Mac sound that I love so much,” she says, “but thanks to my parents, I grew up listening to country, all decades of country music, from Glen Campbell to Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, and so it’s got a unique mix of influences. As my first EP, the songs represent the different aspects of who I am as a person and artist, and the people, places and values that are important to me.”
A longtime fan favorite that she likes to open her shows with, Casey wrote the EP’s buoyant yet wistful title track “He Was Summer” in 2015 as a spirited ode to the California Mid State Fair, a two week county fair located close to her family’s ranch property in Paso Robles. The song is a classic summer anthem, a sweet love story rich with dizzying metaphors and colorful, witty details of her life and experiences up at the ranch and fair. Casey keeps the whimsy flowing on “Indio,” a playful romp about “going loco” in the desert as all the different world renowned festivals (Stagecoach, Coachella, Desert Trip) roll into town. The singer taps into her deeper artistry and a true poetic spirit on the EPs two ballads, the emotional, regret and ambivalence filled post breakup song “Like I Do” and the unabashedly romantic “Take Me By The Hand,” inspired by her parents’ many years of love and devotion.
Paving the way for the release of He Was Summer, Casey and her band have built a loyal, continuously growing following over the past few years with rousing performances at L.A. hotspots like The Mint and The Viper Room and the popular SoCal venues The Canyon Club (Agoura Hills), The Arena (Simi Valley) and Borderline Bar & Grill (Thousand Oaks). While her performances now feature exclusively her original material, the set lists once included old school rockers like “Baba O’Riley,” “Listen to the Music” and “Big Yellow Taxi.”
Growing up in the Thousand Oaks area, Casey recalls that there was always music playing in her house. Her dad introduced her early on to his favorites Glen Campbell and Jackson Browne, while her grandfather was an Eagles devotee. When her parents took her to a Faith and Tim show around the age of seven, she developed a passion for contemporary country and groups like Rascal Flatts. She and her younger sister Haley (who is pursuing a career in commercial dance and choreography) were always performing skits for the family. Eager to cultivate her musical talents, her parents enrolled her in the Children’s Music Academy, where she learned piano; she started guitar lessons at age seven.
Taking her high school equivalency exam at 16, Casey began performing live while attending Moorpark College, where she enrolled in the Applied Music Program for Voice and Guitar and also studied journalism and was the editor in chief of the school’s newspaper.
After attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music for a semester, she headed for a few months to Nashville, where she played open mics at the Bluebird Café and Douglas Corner Café and co-wrote songs with various Music City musicians. During this time, she also penned “And Me,” the debut single she released in April 2018. Most recently, her song “Indio” has been placed in GAP stores nationwide.
“I’m really excited about the response I’m getting for
He Was Summer, and I look forward to booking more regional shows in California and also going on tour,” Casey says. “Playing live is where my heart is, and I want to travel anywhere I can to share my music and make people feel something. I strongly believe that life is what you make it, and where there’s determination, great things can happen. I am a spontaneous person by nature and love change, so embracing the unknown and seeing where the journey takes me from here is really exciting."
Travis Peery
Travis Peery
Originally from the San Francisco bay area, Travis Peery moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and began putting together a band to add some Americana Rock horsepower to his songwriting. With comparisons to artists such as Ryan Adams and Dawes, The Travis Peery Band (Matt Paris (drums), Francis Breidenbach (bass), and Zach Stanford (keyboards)), has been playing shows at some of the most well-respected music clubs in Los Angeles and is currently promoting Travis’s 2016 album, "These Nights," available online through iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
The Kosmics
The Kosmics
Anthony Tichachati and Michael Gonzales met and became very close friends in high school. They both grew up in the San Gabriel Valley area, also known as the 626. After graduating Don Bosco Technical Institute, Anthony Tichachati would go on to college at Berklee College of Music to meet bassist, Henry Foss, and later on Musician's Institute to meet lead guitarist, Sameh Marey.
Although Henry was from New Hampshire, he would fly every occasion he could to come and play for The Kosmics. In the meantime, friend and touring bassist, Frank Xuan, would fill in Henry's place and keep The Kosmics on their feet.
How Mean
How Mean
Lead singer/guitarist Nick Foy and drummer Sam Cook recently teamed up to form How Mean after a late night, half-baked idea came to life. Originally from Mass, Foy and Cook strive to offer audiences more of a show than a concert, packing a greater punch than anyone would expect from a two man act.
Drawing influence from bands like Led Zeppelin and Brand New, How Mean’s way of reimagining familiar classics makes every song sound new again, combined with an equal dose of clever, crowd-pleasing originals which, according to Cook, fall under the genre of “gentle pressure.” As they continue to play bigger shows, they look forward to expanding their act across the Los Angeles music scene. “We’re not here to make a living,” Foy says. “We’re here to make a killing.”
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035