Thanks to Tim Hampton, spectators and athletes at the Olympic track cycling events in Rio later this summer will be listening to more than the national anthems of gold medal winners: Hampton, fresh off a stellar DJ set at the Long Beach Pride Festival in May, has been selected to be the official DJ and music director at the Olympic velodrome.
The Long Beach Folk Revival has brought banjo playin, spoon slappin, country twangin artists to the streets of Downtown for the last four years but this year’s iteration will pack a historic punch as festival organizers announced today that seminal American roots act, and Long Beach natives, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB) will headline this year’s Revival.
Whether it’s your first gig or your hundredth, getting booked to play your music to a crowd is never as easy as showing with your gear to a place that has a PA. It takes negotiation, marketing and notoriety, the last of which the Long Beach Music Council (LBMC) hopes to address with its newly launched musician registry.
Long Beach native Rebecca Lynn will be performing in front of Transformations, a "Light-based cultural gifts store," this Saturday as part of their Psychic Healing Faire, which runs from 11:00AM to 6:00PM. In this interview with Culture Agent columnist Sander Roscoe Wolff, Lynn speaks about music in her family, her first professional gigs, and her many decades of participation in the Long Beach music scene.