event

Robby Krieger

with Ally Venable
January 18, 2019 8:00 pm ( Doors: 6:00 pm )
Additional Info

This is a General Admission ticket and does not guarantee seating. For table reservations please call 310.372.0035.

Artists
Robby Krieger
Rock & Roll

Born in Los Angeles, California, Robby Krieger was convinced by a Chuck Berry concert to give rock music a go, which resulted in the guitarist trading in his classical guitar in for a Gibson SG, an instrument that would eventually become his signature instrument. Studying physics and Indian music at UCLA, Krieger played in bands with friends, and eventually bumped into a drummer he’d met a few years before, John Densmore. The two began jamming on blues together, while Krieger’s interest in Indian music and culture continued to flourish, as he began dabbling with sitars (studying at the Kinnara School, which was founded by Ravi Shankar), and attending meditation classes. It was at one of these meditation classes that Krieger met keyboardist Ray Manzarek. Manzarek eventually convinced Krieger to come down and rehearse with a poet/singer he’d been working with, Jim Morrison. Their first rehearsal supposedly resulted in the penning of “Moonlight Drive,” resulting in the birth of the Doors.

 

Quickly building a name for themselves in L.A. with their unpredictable live shows, the Doors were signed to Elektra Records, and issued their debut album, the Doors, in 1967. The album would become one of rock’s all-time classics, as it spawned the monster hit “Light My Fire,” a tune penned entirely by Krieger. Subsequent studio releases — 1967′s Strange Days, 1968′s Waiting for the Sun, and 1969′s the Soft Parade — all included several classic songs, and by the dawn of the ’70s, the band issued a pair of strong releases, 1970′s Morrison Hotel and 1971′s L.A. Woman. In the wake of Morrison’s untimely passing, the Doors attempted to continue on, resulting in a pair of so-so albums, 1971′s Other Voices and 1972′s Full Circle, before packing it in.

 

Krieger would go on to issue solo albums (debuting in 1977 with Robby Krieger & Friends), in addition to playing live dates, and guest appearances on albums by other artists (the Butts Band, Blue Öyster Cult, etc.). In the early 21st century, Krieger and Manzarek resuscitated the Doors (with the Cult’s Ian Astbury taking Morrison’s position, and the Police’s Stewart Copeland initially taking Densmore’s spot) for live shows and recordings.

 

Robby is currently playing Doors songs with his Robby Krieger Band and special guest vocalist Waylon Krieger.

Ally Venable
Blues-Rock

A powerhouse from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement in the Modern Blues Scene. Lead vocalists and guitarist, Ally Venable, started singing at an early age in church and then in recent years picked up the guitar and found her passion establishing herself as a Texas Blues Guitar Slinger. Ally’s songwriting and onstage performance, proves that she packs a punch.

 

She has received many awards including the 2014 and 2015 "Female Guitarist of the Year ", three time winner of "Blues Band of the Year", "Album of the Year"- ETX Music Awards 2017. Guitar Player Magazine stated that," "Venable pulls off a stunner of gritty and/or sultry blues-rock tunes embellished with lots of tasty guitar solos."

 

Each of Ally’s band mates are versatile on multiple instruments. As Bassist, Bobby Wallace is a master at his craft and his years of experience enhance the band. Classically trained musician and drummer, Elijah Owings, brings a steady, but dynamic sound to the band. He is the backbone of their rockin’ blues sound.

 

Ally’s recent release ‘Puppet Show’ deputed at #7 on the Billboard Blues Charts, and continues to represent the future of the blues. Ally has shared the stage with Gary Hoey, Rick Derringer, Eric Gales, Lance Lopez, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, and Many others.