FEBRUARY
AMSDconcerts
@ Sweetwater Union High School
2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
(619) 303-8176
February 5 @ 7:30pm
Reserved* Seating - $20 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rows 1-5:  Next Premium Seat orders filled in Row 4A (then Row 5A)
Rows 6-11:  Next orders filled in Row 8A (then Rows 9A-11A)
Premium*Seating - $28 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QUOTES/REVIEWS:
  • "I don’t know of anyone else right now touring in the Americana scene
    that has such an eclectic, jazzy, old school and interesting vibe."             
    -- No Depression
  • "Deftly traverses the borderlines between early Tom Waits-esque lounge
    ballads, old timey country, a dollop of folk rock and a sprinkle of catchy
    jazz...Miss Tess’s deep, booming voice is alternately seductive and sexy,
    and is a pure joy to listen to." -- Pop Matters
  • "Miss Tess will never fit easily into just one box, and that’s why her fans
    look forward to each new eclectic release from the rootsy singer"             
    -- The Boston Globe
  • "If Billie Holiday and Chet Atkins had a musical baby, it would be Miss
    Tess" -- Caroline Aiken (Singer-Songwriter)
Miss Tess And The Talkbacks play a brand of music that can only be described as "eclectic":  Infused with classic country and
honky-tonk, southern blues, New Orleans jazz and swing, and sounds of swamp pop and early rock n’ roll, she and her band take
pride in their ability to blend so many different styles of American roots music and call it their own.

Tess is not only very skilled on her own soloing guitar chops, but has been able to hand-pick some of the best accompanying
musicians throughout the years as she has toured through all fifty states. Currently based in Nashville, Tess and her band seem
to be both from everywhere and nowhere. Between the fusion of their musical styles and constant shows on the road, they are the
embodiment of everything that is still home-grown in America.
VIDEOS:  
Click HERE for videos
February 6 @ 7:30pm
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  • "For David Wilcox, music is a personal compass for finding his way home.  Lining it up with something deep
    inside, his words become image-filled poetry that dance to an internal rhythm.  Challenging situations,
    elusive ideas, and long-suppressed feelings are directed into inspiring metaphors of hope.  Coupled with a
    seamless melody, it is all delivered in the language of his heart." ~ Performing Songwriter

  • "Fueled by brilliantly articulate guitar, an honestly pretty baritone, and deft lyrics, he combines the best of
    both pop and modern folk aesthetics." ~ Boston Globe

  • "Factor in a strong acoustic guitar technique that eschews simplistic strumming in favor of expressive finger-
    picking, and a pleasant voice that sounds like a more insistent, fuller bodied James Taylor, and you have a
    solid solo- acoustic performer who will make his way even if he doesn't serve ear candy." ~ Los Angeles Times

  • "But Wilcox has that specific inner light - he can carry any issue of significance to him straight into a
    listeners heart... And when he does it, to borrow one of his song titles, he makes it look easy." ~ LA Weekly

  • "The concert was an incredibly cleansing experience.  Songs with passionate, beautiful lyrics sung in a soulful
    voice, backed by crisp acoustic guitar arrangements that took me on an emotional roller-coaster ride (I know,
    kind of sounds like a wine steward describing a fine Burgundy, right?)" ~ Kevin Nealon in Spin Magazine
February 26 @ 7:30pm
Audio:
Guitar Shopping
Audio:
Start With The Ending
Click HERE for VIDEOS
(NOTE: Low volume)
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Reserved* Seating - $20 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rows 1-5:   Next Premium Seat orders filled in Row 3B/C (then Rows 4B/C thru 5B/C)
Rows 6-11:   Next orders filled in Row 6B/C (then Rows 7B/C)  
Premium* Seating - $28 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VIDEO:  
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HERE to watch
  • "Ellis Paul is a master storyteller. He combines the sensibilities of Bob Dylan and Bill
    Morrissey and delivers it with a passion that sets him apart in the company of a new
    breed of songwriters." ~ Performing Songwriter Magazine
Ellis Paul's songwriting credentials are unassailable. They are as genuine as the fifteen
Boston Music Awards he has earned, as indelible as the tattoo of Woody Guthrie that
adorns his arm, and as authentic as the musical roots he draws upon with every note he
plays. He emerged out of the Boston music scene during a time when contemporary folk
was beginning to come into the mainstream. Now, with 20+ years of playing 150 to 200
shows annually, 19 record releases, a documentary film, a book of poems/short stories, an
award winning children's book project, as well as songs featured on Hollywood soundtracks,
he makes Boston’s music scene proud.
Master songwriter and storyteller with captivating vocals
"A singer songwriter is only as good as the times he reflects. In times like these, when so many nuts are running the show, it's comforting to
know that Ellis Paul is actually holding our sanity on his own stage! Wise, tender, brilliant and biting,
Ellis is one of our best human compasses,
marking in melodies and poems where we've been and where we might go if we so choose to
. Personally Ellis, I'm goin' where you're goin'!"
~
Nora Guthrie
February 13 @ 7:30pm
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Reserved Seating - $20 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rows 1-5:  
Rows 6-11:  
Premium Seating - $28 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VIDEOS:
Click HERE
~ Pop Matters
  • "As a snappy stage moniker, the T Sisters makes perfect sense for Erika, Rachel and
    Chloe Tietjen, who perform together as an irresistibly joyful sibling combo steeped in
    American roots music. But given their far-ranging creative proclivities, they could be
    more accurately described as the A to Z Sisters." ~ Mercury News
It is said the deeper a tree’s roots run, the taller it can grow. For siblings Erika, Rachel,
and Chloe Tietjen
of the T SISTERS, their roots as songwriters are buried in a narrative of
family and sisterhood.

California born and raised and now based in Oakland, the Tietjens have been singing
together their whole lives. “We sang together when we were little, making up songs and
writing plays together in the attic of our grandparents’ house,” says the trio. “Our parents
were dancers and our father is a musician, so rhythm and movement were a constant
backdrop for our experience of music.” Staging original musical theater productions
together in college inspired Erika, Rachel and Chloe to write and arrange their own music,
leading to the T Sisters.

The three sisters, typically accompanied by upright bass, guitar, banjo, percussion and
mandolin, captivate audiences with close harmonies, inventive arrangements, and plenty of
sass.  When performing their lively set of originals and covers—sometimes in arresting a
cappella—they call to mind classic girl groups: from the Andrews Sisters and The Ronettes
to The Roches and the Dixie Chicks. Touching on elements of folk, Americana, gospel,
R&B, bluegrass and soul, the T Sisters weave evocative stories with a sound that is at once
modern and timeless.
Sassy Sister Folk
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TICKET AVAILABILITY / ROW INFORMATION:  UPDATED 10:00am FEB 11
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TICKET AVAILABILITY / ROW INFORMATION:  UPDATED 7:00am FEB 5
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TICKET AVAILABILITY / ROW INFORMATION:  UPDATED 7:00am FEB 5
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Audio:
21 second medley
Audio:
Woo woo
Audio:
It Was Me
Audio:
Molasses
....... ALL SALES FINAL -- NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
........ALL ORDERS FILLED IN ORDER OF PURCHASE -- ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED*
............*  By Row & Section number (seats are not numbered)
........TICKETS ARE HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP
........ADVANCE SALES END @ NOON ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT
.............Unless the concert is shown as "SOLD OUT", tickets WILL be available at the concert
PURCHASE TICKETS:
 
....... ALL SALES FINAL -- NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
........ALL ORDERS FILLED IN ORDER OF PURCHASE -- ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED*
............*  By Row & Section number (seats are not numbered)
........TICKETS ARE HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP
........ADVANCE SALES END @ NOON ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT
.............Unless the concert is shown as "SOLD OUT", tickets WILL be available at the concert
PURCHASE TICKETS:
 
....... ALL SALES FINAL -- NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
........ALL ORDERS FILLED IN ORDER OF PURCHASE -- ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED*
............*  By Row & Section number (seats are not numbered)
........TICKETS ARE HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP
........ADVANCE SALES END @ NOON ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT
.............Unless the concert is shown as "SOLD OUT", tickets WILL be available at the concert
PURCHASE TICKETS:
 
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ADVANCE TICKET SALES
end at noon on the day of the concert

Tickets WILL be available
at the door @ 7:00pm
ADVANCE TICKET SALES
end at noon on the day of the concert

Tickets WILL be available
at the door @ 7:00pm
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TICKET AVAILABILITY / ROW INFORMATION:  UPDATED 12:00pm FEB 26
NOTE:  
Next available row information below is approximate
Rows 1-5:
Next Premium Seat orders filled in Row 5B/C
Premium Seating - $33 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 
Rows 6-11:
Next orders filled in Row 9A
Reserved Seating - $25 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 
ADVANCE TICKET SALES
end at noon on the day of the concert

Tickets WILL be available
at the door @ 7:00pm
ADVANCE TICKET SALES
end at noon on the day of the concert

Tickets WILL be available
at the door @ 7:00pm
IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION:
ALL SALES FINAL -- NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
ALL ORDERS FILLED IN ORDER OF PURCHASE -- ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED*
*  By Row & Section number (seats are not numbered)
*  For more details, go to the
TICKETS page
TICKETS ARE
HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP
ADVANCE SALES END @ NOON ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT
*  Unless the concert is shown as "SOLD OUT", tickets WILL be available at the concert