Gigs & Golf

Musician Steven Ybarra, Pat Pickslay President of Pacific Records, Gary Hyde, Songwriter/Producer

The first thing I’d like to talk about this month in the Neighborhood Beat is Gig Town. If you’re a solo artist or band trying to get booked in San Diego this new mobile application is for you. Gig Town connects the local music community by making it easier than ever to discover, follow and book local acts. Their platform has been a perfect fit for Pacific Records artists, getting them gigs and additional exposure. Growing a local fan base is key to any artist’s success and Gig Town has made it all a lot easier. Check them out at or download their app on your device.

Speaking of gigs, here’s one you might want to attend. Feb 5-8 the Post Party at the The Fringe, at the Farmers Insurance Open Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines. Each day when play has finished, a different Pacific Records artist will take the stage on the 15 green. Thursday – Steven Ybarra, Friday – Super Groupie, Saturday – Sandollar. Come party with these artists at from approximately 3:30 – 5:15.

I have been doing a lot of production and songwriting work these last few months for  Pacific Records. I have had a great time working with some great up and coming songwriters and artists. Artist and Songwriter Felice Garcia, who starts recording in March.   LindsayPerry, whose single just debuted on the iTunesBlues Chart at Number 2, And Bakersfield songwriter Susie Roberts. These girls are all beautiful and very talented.

On the guy side, I have been working and writing with Austin Steele and Alex Perez of Super Groupie. You need to see this group live. Steven Ybarra’s new CD comes out very soon. Steven can be seen all over town, including the Valley View Casino Center, where he just got done playing at the Eric Church concert. I also have been writing with Grizzly Jackson a great singer and songwriter who starts recording soon.

Last but not least, Happy Feb. Birthday Susie and my usual shout out to my beautiful granddaughterJordan.

Come on Clairemont Times readers, if you are a musician or an aspiring musician or know someone in a band and want to talk music let’s do it!  Let me help you create your music opportunity.

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Until next time.

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