1/27: 2nd Annual Winter Surf Music Fest salutes Eddie Bertrand
One of the Most Important
Surf Music Events of the Year!
The 2nd Annual Winter Surf Fest
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Starting Gate
5052 Katella Ave.,
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Summer really is a state of mind, especially during the cold months in Southern California. Nothing can prove it more than the right live musical soundtrack. For many fans the world over, this soundtrack is Surf Music, the instrumental genre created in the early 60.s by legendary bands such as The Belairs and Eddie & The Showmen. Helping to keep this instro torch alive and well are the members of the online forum SurfGuitar101.com, who have put together some of the most significant live Surf Music events in recent years. The 2nd annual Winter Surf Fest will continue along these lines, featuring an entire day of the reverb-drenched goodness, complete with rare tribute and reunion performances, and the US public debut screening of the new Surf Music documentary film Reverb Junkies. This special Sunday event coincides with one of the most important music weekends in Southern California that includes Deke Dickerson’s Guitar Geek Festival and the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, and the So Cal World Guitar Show at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
2nd Annual Winter Surf Fest Highlights:
–A very special US public debut screening of the brand-new Surf Music documentary film Reverb Junkies at 10AM, with the filmmakers present. DVDs of the film will be available for purchase.
–A tribute performance by John Blair (Jon & The Nightriders), Dick Dodd (The Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen, The Standells), Jim Frias (The Nocturnes) with High Tide, to the great Surf Guitar pioneer Eddie Bertrand (The Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen), who recently passed away
–A Rare Belairs reunion performance featuring original members Paul Johnson, Dick Dodd, and Jimmy Roberts with special guests
–A rare Southern California performance by modern Bay Area Surf masters The TomorrowMen
–A performance by Surf/Garage/Frat band extraordinaire The Volcanics
–A performance by San Pedro traditional surf maestros The Riptides
–A performance by Southern California 60s tribute band Banned From the Beach
Contact: Jeff “Bigtikidude” Hanson