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March 30, 2008
I can't tell you how happy I was to read the evocative article by Richard Cromelin about the Ash Grove and [owner] Ed Pearl ["Shaking the Rock 'n' Roll Landscape," March 23]. Cromelin managed to capture much of the spirit that made the place a virtual temple of our older musical heritage and the birthplace of much of the new.
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October 10, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
Chris Hillman, a founding member of the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Desert Rose Band among many other respected groups over a half-century career, and Ash Grove founder Ed Pearl are being saluted as Best of the West honorees at the four-day Folk Alliance Region-West conference through Sunday in Irvine. Hillman will perform Saturday with longtime collaborator and frequent bandmate Herb Pedersen on the second of two evenings of showcase performances by area folk musicians including singer-songwriters Tracy Newman & the Reinforcements, Vance Gilbert and Houston & Jones.
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December 14, 1987 | Deborah Caulfield, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Ash Grove, L.A.'s folk-music landmark throughout the 1960s, closed after a fire in 1973. Now a new edition of the nightclub is scheduled to open in March at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue, with original proprietor Ed Pearl again at the helm. The new, 400-seat club, says Pearl, will have an expanded musical and cultural focus, covering the gamut of L.A.'s ethnic groups, as well as providing an outlet for rock, jazz, blues and country.
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May 30, 2012 | By Richard Cromelin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles. "I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008 interview. "We borrowed a little station wagon from the late Clarence Ashley's son and drove to California and back, and I remember thinking, 'Lord, what a big old country this is.' I was a mountaineer, just a country boy. I'd never been nowhere like that before.
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July 18, 1997 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While owner Ed Pearl remains hopeful that a new investor will offer a last-minute reprieve, the city of Santa Monica has begun eviction proceedings against the Ash Grove music club. The city attorney's office filed a lawsuit in Santa Monica Superior Court on Wednesday seeking to take possession of the beleaguered nightspot and collect about $65,000 in back rent and other fees. "It does not look good at this moment," Jeff Mathieu, the city's director of resource management, said Thursday.
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October 10, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
Chris Hillman, a founding member of the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Desert Rose Band among many other respected groups over a half-century career, and Ash Grove founder Ed Pearl are being saluted as Best of the West honorees at the four-day Folk Alliance Region-West conference through Sunday in Irvine. Hillman will perform Saturday with longtime collaborator and frequent bandmate Herb Pedersen on the second of two evenings of showcase performances by area folk musicians including singer-songwriters Tracy Newman & the Reinforcements, Vance Gilbert and Houston & Jones.
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June 13, 1991 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
The question is: Can small make it in a world of big going on Big and BIGGER? Here at the foot of Colorado Avenue, where a roller blade skater mindlessly shuttles from car bumper to car bumper, is the Santa Monica Pier and one Ed Pearl, trying to make it back, trying to make it small scale. If Santa Monica were Long Beach, the folks there might be talking about a Port Disney. If it were San Francisco, they might be talking a Pier 39.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2012 | By Richard Cromelin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles. "I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008 interview. "We borrowed a little station wagon from the late Clarence Ashley's son and drove to California and back, and I remember thinking, 'Lord, what a big old country this is.' I was a mountaineer, just a country boy. I'd never been nowhere like that before.
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December 20, 1987 | JEFF SPURRIER and STEVE HOCHMAN
"I have no interest in nightclubs," says Ed Pearl, 50. "I don't really know what that's supposed to mean. I went once to some club on Sunset. The Lingerie? I thought it would be bigger." Pearl, 50, might have no interest in nightclubs, but he's the guiding force behind what he hopes will be a major live-music room in the heart of Hollywood--the Ash Grove. If the name sounds familiar, it may be because this is Part II of the Ash Grove story. Veterans of the L.A.
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June 17, 1988 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Some of the top figures of L.A.'s '60s musical heritage plan to gather this weekend to celebrate the history--and the future--of the Ash Grove. That's right, the future of the club that served not only as a center for musical developments from 1958 through 1973, but of profound social changes as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2008
I can't tell you how happy I was to read the evocative article by Richard Cromelin about the Ash Grove and [owner] Ed Pearl ["Shaking the Rock 'n' Roll Landscape," March 23]. Cromelin managed to capture much of the spirit that made the place a virtual temple of our older musical heritage and the birthplace of much of the new.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1997 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While owner Ed Pearl remains hopeful that a new investor will offer a last-minute reprieve, the city of Santa Monica has begun eviction proceedings against the Ash Grove music club. The city attorney's office filed a lawsuit in Santa Monica Superior Court on Wednesday seeking to take possession of the beleaguered nightspot and collect about $65,000 in back rent and other fees. "It does not look good at this moment," Jeff Mathieu, the city's director of resource management, said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1991 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
The question is: Can small make it in a world of big going on Big and BIGGER? Here at the foot of Colorado Avenue, where a roller blade skater mindlessly shuttles from car bumper to car bumper, is the Santa Monica Pier and one Ed Pearl, trying to make it back, trying to make it small scale. If Santa Monica were Long Beach, the folks there might be talking about a Port Disney. If it were San Francisco, they might be talking a Pier 39.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1988 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Some of the top figures of L.A.'s '60s musical heritage plan to gather this weekend to celebrate the history--and the future--of the Ash Grove. That's right, the future of the club that served not only as a center for musical developments from 1958 through 1973, but of profound social changes as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1987 | JEFF SPURRIER and STEVE HOCHMAN
"I have no interest in nightclubs," says Ed Pearl, 50. "I don't really know what that's supposed to mean. I went once to some club on Sunset. The Lingerie? I thought it would be bigger." Pearl, 50, might have no interest in nightclubs, but he's the guiding force behind what he hopes will be a major live-music room in the heart of Hollywood--the Ash Grove. If the name sounds familiar, it may be because this is Part II of the Ash Grove story. Veterans of the L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 1987 | Deborah Caulfield, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Ash Grove, L.A.'s folk-music landmark throughout the 1960s, closed after a fire in 1973. Now a new edition of the nightclub is scheduled to open in March at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue, with original proprietor Ed Pearl again at the helm. The new, 400-seat club, says Pearl, will have an expanded musical and cultural focus, covering the gamut of L.A.'s ethnic groups, as well as providing an outlet for rock, jazz, blues and country.
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June 21, 1988 | STEVE HOCHMAN
If the new Ash Grove can draw the diverse crowd that turned up at the second night of the tribute/benefit for the one-time local institution Sunday at the Wiltern Theatre, the new club could indeed take the same role in L.A. culture of the '90s that its earlier incarnation held in the '60s.
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