This Sunday afternoon, May 7th, a real treat awaits you as the Santa Maria Philharmonic’s Rendezvous series offers Ynana Rose and her band, accompanied by wine and hors d’oeuvres, at Moxie Café.
Ynana Rose sings, writes and performs with a passion to connect people through music and will perform her style of acoustic Americana blended with folk, bluegrass, country, jazz and more. Ynana wrote her first song at the age of 37, which opened up a world of creative passion. She says, “Songs are like puzzles of the heart that I have to solve in order to sleep well at night. I find myself writing about longing, dying, faith, perseverance, love, everyday tragedies and miracles. Songwriting keeps me honest, staying true to the emotion and structure of the song. Music invites an eternity of pursuit, and I feel blessed to be able to go chasing it down.”
Performing with Ynana is mandolinist and guitarist Kenny Blackwell, who studied with the legendary Jethro Burns, has been a fixture in the West Coast bluegrass scene since 1978. He is known for his extensive studio work on various projects, as well as his collaborations with progressive fiddler Richard Greene and his membership in the Laurel Canyon Ramblers, a legendary California bluegrass outfit. His background includes collaborations with the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Rivers and Neil Diamond. BanjerDan is a banjo player/multi-instrumentalist based near Atascadero. His music is an Americana mix, rooted in straight-ahead bluegrass and branching out to include folk, country, blues, oldies, and other styles. Dan has performed all over the U.S. and internationally, as a solo artist, as a member of bands, and in theatrical productions and symphony orchestras, and most recently as a member of J.B. Beverley & The Wayward Drifters