Join Boots On Stage as we present a showcase at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA on Thursday, February 23rd at 7pm with performances by LA-based country music artists: Blontourage, Jake Parr, Melissa Farrior, Theselands and Tim Hurley. In addition to the performances, we'll have our residency DJ, Sean Cvtter, spinning today's country hits and your favorite old school hip-hop.
Tickets are available in advance for $12.50 here an also at the door (subject to availability) for $15. 21+ show.
Looking forward to seeing you for some California Country and as always, thank you for your continued support for Boots On Stage!
Nicole Barnhart was born in Northern California. Raised partly in Phoenix, AZ and then SoCal, she's always felt a deep connection to her family's Southern roots. Her passion for music of all styles began at an early age. However, country music has always been her favorite to listen to and sing because it's so relatable, authentic, emotional, and very often simply fun and lighthearted! A recent trip to Nashville sparked Nicole's dream to return to "Music City" and perform with Blontourage.
Kara Stephens was born and raised in Southern California. With her dad being born and raised in Texas, she grew up traveling regularly to the Lone Star State to visit family and friends. Needless to say, Texas became her home away from home, and country music became a part of her life. Although Kara grew up on stage doing musical theater, singing choral music, touring with jazz groups, chamber singers, and cover bands, country music has always held a special place in her heart. She feels so blessed to be able to do what she loves doing, with two of the greatest friends a girl could have!
Bailey Quist is a Sacramento native, and has been pursuing her California dreams in LA and Orange County since graduating from CSU Fullerton. Bailey exudes fun and vibrance, and can light up any room. AKA "VIP Bailey" she always seems to find a way to get us the VIP treatment in Vegas. From clogging as a child to acting, dancing, and signing professionally, Bailey is excited about what the future holds for Blontourage, and is enjoying every minute of the journey.
Jake Parr (born in Tarzana, California) is an American country music singer, songwriter and musician. Jake grew up listening to country music. His father is a Country radio personality whose career spans close to 30 years and currently hosts a Nationally Syndicated radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. Jake was literally born into country music, his mother Bliss went into labor while his father was on the air at the number one country music radio station in America, 93.9 KZLA. Jake has always had a passion for country music since he was old enough to walk and climbed up on his first drum set. Jake’s, Texas born grandmother, Jill Landon aka Paula from the 1960’s singing duo Paul and Paula, has also had a major influence on Jake’s enthusiasm and talent for country music.
With his musical roots he was destined to have a career in music. Through the years going to country concerts and being around the industry his passion grew. Seeing stars like Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn, and today’s artists such as Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan have inspired him. He started to relate to these artists and wanted to feel the energy from the stage.
Over the last several years, after being asked to sit in with bands at local venues, his hunger grew to be behind the microphone. Jake always felt creative when it came to country music and could relate to the stories of the songs. Jake would find himself writing some amazing tunes. When Jake was on stage he could feel the energy of what it would feel like to be a country music star. As Jake’s confidence grew, so has his audience. Since then Jake has been asked to play at several events on the West Coast. Once the reviews started coming in Jake’s family knew there was something there. Jake has been in the studio recording , writing, and preparing to take on the country music world. Recently Jake opened for country singer Austin Webb and was asked to play at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas where he received a standing ovation. When Jake’s fans feel his energy and hear his one of a kind voice, they can’t help but feel his passion for country music. Jake will be releasing an EP very soon and is building a foundation that can take him to the top of the country music world.
Melissa Farrior Band has grown to be a favorite Today's Country Band out of Southern California.
THESELANDS is a country/Americana/crossover act based in LA. Songwriter and vocalist Dylan Lee Kalogris joined forces with guitarist and musical director Greg Murray early in 2016 and started relentlessly playing the indie circuit. The band has generated a buzz in many circles due to its dynamic songwriting sensibility as well as its inspired live performances. Their ability to connect with millennial audiences worldwide and strong social media presence even led them to a successful live broadcast on 'The Booth Live' which amassed over 9,000 live viewers on Periscope in mid 2016. A steady head of steam hurdles them towards their debut album release coming in early 2017 and a tour slated for mid-year.
Tim Hurley is a singer/ songwriter out of Playa del Rey, California. Originally from the east coast, Tim was raised on a variety of musical genres, but the songwriting and lyrics in country music won him over. As a listener, Tim focuses on the message within a song and as a lyricist strives to create an organic bond with the audience through storytelling.
Tim has joined forces with Steve Neino (guitar), Riley Flanagan (drums) and Sonny Kennelly (bass) in a songwriting collaboration. The eclectic fusion of these talented musicians, has led to a sound that the band likes to describe as “beach country.” The catchy tunes are fueled by the enthusiasm and friendship of the guys and that chemistry is evident during their energetic on-stage performances.