Past Performers Alphabetical listing…


Adventure Pop Collective
Anderson, Laurie
Al Rose
Alanis Morissette
Alela Diane
Alex Ramirez
Alisa Fineman
Allee Willis
Ancient Future
Angel Olsen
Animal Collective
Annachristie Sapphire
Antonette Goroch
Arcade Fire
Assaf Shatil
Assateague
Au Dunes
Au Natural
Austin McCutchen
Autumn Defense
Band of Horses
Bat for Lashes
Beach House
Beatie Wolfe
Bedrooms
Ben Gibbard
Best Coast, the
Biafra, Jello
Big Rain
Big Sur Experimental Music Festival
Big Sur Jazz Fest
Big Sur Natives
Bill Callahan
Bill Frisell

Birds of America
Black Francis
Blessed Feathers
Blind Curve,
Bloody Kerouacs, the
Blonde Redhead
Bluhm, Tim 
Bob & the Monster
Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Brightblack Morning Light
Brothers Comatose
Burnt Palms
Burriss, Jay 
Byndi
Cabic, Andy
Cache Valley Drifters
Cairo
Cairo Gang
California Slam Championship
Camper Van Beethoven
Cass McCcombs
Castro, Nick
Cat Power
Cave Country
Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Cibo Mato
Circus Contraption
Citay
CJ Boyd
Cluster
Cold Cave
Comrade Sister
Connor Forsyth
Cowlicks
Crosby David
Cyprian Consiglio
Damien Jurado
Dan Bern
Dan Frechette
Danny Vitali
Dar Williams
Dead Meadow
Desert Center
Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks

DANIEL ARCUS INCUS ULULAT HIGGS
Diamond Rings
Diana Gameros
Diaz-Infante, Ernesto 
Dirty Cello
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Dodos
Doe John
Dog Dreams
Dubscene
Dungen
Earlimart
Ed Masuga
Ed Sharp & The Magnetic Zero’s
Eisenbell, Bruce
Eli WEst
Elizabeth and the Catapult
Ellis Paul
Emily Gold
Endless Boogie
Eno, Roger
Entrance Band
Eric Henderson
Eric Skye
Erin Durant
Erisy Watt
Eubanks, Robin
Explosions in the Sky
Faithfull, Marianne 
Farrar, Jay 
Father John Misty
FINCHES
Fire & Grace & Ash
Fire in the Hamptons
First Aid Kit
Flojos Nos Visten
Flaming Lips
Frith, Fred
Fruit Bats
Fleet Foxes
Fletcher Tucker
Foamscape
Forman, Bruce 
Gang Gang Dance
Georis, Nico
Grandaddy

GRASS
Grizzly Bear
Handmade Moments
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER
Hoagland, Ted
Holysea
Honeymoon
House of Floyd
Howlin Rain
Huddy Bali

HUAYLLIPACHA
Idaho
Imarhan
J Mascis
Jackie Bristow
Jackie Greene
James Lee Stanley
James McMurtry
Jardine, Al
Jari Piper
Jason Isabell
Jay and the Jang Lah Dahs

Jessica Healy
Jessica Pratt
Jim White
Joanna Newsom
John Doe
John Paul White
John Waters
Johnny Rivers
Jonathan Richman
Jonathan Wilson
Jordan Smart
Josh Abrams Natural Society
Karla Mi Lugo
Kath Bloom
Keith Bruecker
Kelly Koval
Kelly McFarling
Kendry McKinley
Kimball Hurd
Korel Tunador
Kurt Vile
Kyp Malone
Langhorne Slim
Lavendars

LAVENDER DIAMOND

Luyas, the
Laura Marling
Laurel Thomsen
Lauren Shera
LEV
Levi Strom
Levi Tomas
Little Dragon
Lori Lieberman
Ma’ayan Tsadka
MacKay, Bill 
Mac De Marco
Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra
Malkmus, Steven
Meernaa
Meg Baird
Matmos
Matt Hartle Band, the
Mattson 2, the
Meijer, Lavinia
Mekons, the
MGMT
Michael Chapman
Michael Hurley
Michael Nau
Michael Nesmith
Mike West
Mikey Selbicky
MIRAH
Modest Mouse
Modus Operandi
Molly Hammer
Momonashi
MV & EE
Mynabirds
Namekawa, Maki
Natasha Lozaily

Newsom, Joanna
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
North of Amarillo
Nunn, Tom
Odessa and Omar Velasco
Okolona is Adriana
Oldham, Will
Olivia Mancini
Other Lives
Panda
Pat Hull
Patchy Sanders
Paul Spring
Philip DeGruy 
Philip Glass
Phoebe Hunt
Phosphorescent
Pixies
Prince Rama
Quickley, Jerry
Rainy Eyes
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Range of Light Wilderness, the
Red Steppes
Rhett Miller
Roedelius, Hans-Joachim
Rio en Medio
River Navaille
Robyn Hitchcock

Rollins, Henry
Rubies
Ryan Adams
Ryley Walker
Sam Flax Keener
SCISSORS FOR LEFTY
S. Carey
Sea of Bees
Segall, Ty
Senor Fin
Shambala
Shannon Lay
Sic Alps
Simon Lynge
SIS
Silhouette Era, the
Sister Maply Syrup Eyes
Sleepy Sun
Sofia Talvik
Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

SUNROOF!
Sparrows Gate
Steve Earle
Steve Mortensen
Strange Ideas
Stone, Carl
Suborbitals
Sutter, Wendy
Taylor, Eric
T Sisters
Tallest Man on Earth
Thurston Moore
This And That
Träd, Gräs och Stenar
Trans Van Santos
Twin Shadow
Valley Soul
Vallie, Suzanne 

Vermillion Lies
Väsen
Via Audio
Victoria Williams
Villa, John
Wainwright, Rufus
Wainwright, Martha
Wainwright, Loudon
Wainwright, Lucy
Walkmen, the
Webley, Jason
Welch, Gillian & David Rawlings
WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP POETRY SLAM
We Will Be Lions
Wildlife Freeway
Williams, Lucinda 
Woods
XX
Year Zero
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
YESWAY
Yo La Tengo
Young, Pegi
Young, Neil
Zaitz, Zeb

 

• Local standouts Dubscene, The Remedy, Sean Smith, Paula Brisker, and Matt Baldwin.

Toren himself has been known to entertain audiences in past events with stories and song. He will not be without his acoustic guitar at the benefit and says, “I’ll probably sing at some point.”

The Papercuts, The Ruby Suns and The Mumlers.

John Doe, songwriter Dan Hicks, the West Coast Poetry Slam and the Modern Nomad Festival. To make sure next summer has the same top-notch entertainment, the library is throwing a fundraiser featuring live music by Boston songwriter Ellis Paul, Santa Cruz funk rockers Big Rain, modern rockers Vera, Santa Barbara’s Foamscape and Big Sur’s very own Living Drums.  Peter Meuse  DANZAS ADITI, Jem Finer and James Fearnley, Nathan Hubbard, who, according to Davignon, builds various instruments from Erector sets; Jason Ditzian on the Clarinet and Bamboo Sax; Rent Romus on Reeds/Things; Moe! Staiano on Percussion/Abuse (though it”s not clear what or whom he will be abusing); former Shockabilly frontman (and Rake virtuoso) Eugene Chadbourne; and Adam Tobin, composer of “spontaneous textural compositions.”Christina DeVeto, Mac Talley, Foamscape,  Yul Anderson, Diana Marto is haunted by the things she sees in the world. In the past year or so she”s seen buildings fall to the ground on television and a young whale”s bones washed up on the shore nearby. The event invaded her dreams and her waking life, she says, and she made it into art. She created paper sculptures with the bones and began to dance with them, creating what is called a Canto, something she began doing in Kyoto, Japan in 1982. Bay Area artists Hope Coffin and Benjie Lasseau will join her performance, accompanied by the music of Stuard Rabinowitsh