September 16, 1993 |
People hardly ever pay to see Greg Topper play. Record stores don't stock his albums. In fact, Topper says that only once in his 25-year professional career has he heard a song he recorded played on the radio. And yet, the 48-year-old piano pounder can make a solid case for inclusion on the list of Orange County's most successful rock musicians.
September 11, 1992 |
More than 25 rock, country, R&B and jazz acts will perform Sunday at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano to benefit the Orange County Musicians Foundation. All proceeds from the nine-hour-plus show--featuring Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers and surf guitar legend Dick Dale, as well as former Desert Rose Band guitarist John Jorgenson--will go into a fund for area musicians with serious to catastrophic medical needs.
July 30, 1992 |
Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers, Dick Dale and the Deltones, former Desert Rose Band guitarist John Jorgenson, Don & Dewey and Billy Swan will be among those performing a benefit concert Sept. 13 for the Orange County Musicians Foundation. The concert, from 1 to 7:30 p.m. at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, will feature more than 25 bands.
June 17, 1994 |
Claw Hammer, a bluesy rock band with Orange County roots, has joined the major-label ranks. Interscope Records has signed the group, which was founded by Jon Wahl and Christopher Bagarozzi in 1986 after Wahl's hitch with the esteemed Pontiac Brothers band from Fullerton. Wahl fronts Claw Hammer with a distinctive, wired yelping vocal delivery and joins Bagarozzi in sizzling interlocking guitar arrangements.