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LVF 2018 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Congratulations to all these people who have recorded/produced or performed with LVF for their 2018 Blues Music Award Nominations! Wee Willie Walker The Paul deLay Band June Core Tony Braunagel Chris Cain Christoffer “Kid” Andersen Rick Estrin Nancy Wright Jim Pugh Curtis Salgado

LVF 2018 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2018-02-14T21:17:00+00:00

VIDEO: A CALVACADE OF LITTLE VILLAGE FOUNDATION STARS

On January 19th, 2018 Little Village Foundation Artists gathered at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA featuring Aireene Espiritu (Aireene Espiritu & The Itch), Aki Kumar, Chris Cain, Howell Devine, Maurice Tani (Maurice Tani & 77 El Deora), The Sons of The Soul Revivers, and Xóchitl Morales. Watch the video here:

VIDEO: A CALVACADE OF LITTLE VILLAGE FOUNDATION STARS 2018-02-15T05:26:19+00:00

DESERT SUN ARTICLE: SEAN WHEELER HAS CONQUERED HIS DEMONS

The Desert Sun Bruce Fessier Wheeler has led more than a dozen bands over 36 years, playing hybrid genres he’s invented, such as “political sleng teng,” “proto-emo jangle rock” and “glam-inspired punk pop.” He might have set the precedent for desert rockers such as Josh Homme and Brant Bjork to feel it’s more important to [...]

DESERT SUN ARTICLE: SEAN WHEELER HAS CONQUERED HIS DEMONS 2018-02-15T05:25:56+00:00

LVF ADDS HOWELL DEVINE TO THEIR ROSTER

Music reviewers have had a delicious time with the name of this Bay Area-based blues trio ever since their first record came out in 2012. Their “divine howl” is official now with the Oct. 13 release of HOWL, their fourth album and debut release on renowned musician Jim Pugh’s new label, Little Village Foundation. "These [...]

LVF ADDS HOWELL DEVINE TO THEIR ROSTER 2017-11-20T01:24:29+00:00

Howell Devine

HOWELL DEVINE - HOWL “…a real King Biscuit Time vibe in sound, groove, and attitude. Joshua Howell, the band’s guitarist and harmonica player, plays wicked harp loosely in the Rice Miller tradition, with traces of Jaybird Coleman and Little Walter… emotive, straight blues, with sharp and superb guitar sliding & picking… they are wild, juxtaposing [...]

Howell Devine 2017-11-20T01:14:31+00:00

XOCHITL MORALES FEATURED ON THE CALIFORNIA REPORT

There is a great feature on Xochitl Morales on the California Report.  "Seventeen-year-old Xochitl Morales has been surrounded by music since she was in the womb. “It’s eat, breathe, sleep mariachi,” she says, as she points out trophies and event posters in her family’s music studio. On the California mariachi scene, everybody knows the Morales family of [...]

XOCHITL MORALES FEATURED ON THE CALIFORNIA REPORT 2017-08-22T22:02:36+00:00

SF CHRONICLE: NONPROFIT HELPS WORTHY CALIFORNIA MUSICIANS GET WIDE ATTENTION

Little Village Foundation was featured in The San Francisco Chronicle today! "Listening to the radio as he drove home that night to Santa Ynez (Santa Barbara County), Pugh heard a classic ’50s Frank Sinatra orchestral track recorded at Capitol Records in Hollywood, where Pugh decided on the spot to record the young mariachis because he [...]

SF CHRONICLE: NONPROFIT HELPS WORTHY CALIFORNIA MUSICIANS GET WIDE ATTENTION 2017-06-27T03:54:36+00:00

LITTLE VILLAGE FOUNDATION RELEASES NEW RECORDINGS

Featuring Bay Area, Coachella Valley and Central Valley Artists, Bringing Backroads Music from the Fringes to the Masses Santa Ynez, CA – Thursday, April 20, 2017 – Every year, thousands of North American artists release new music vying for the spotlight, trying to break through the noise to get heard and build their fanbase. Through [...]

LITTLE VILLAGE FOUNDATION RELEASES NEW RECORDINGS 2017-06-16T22:17:18+00:00

NEW VIDEO: XÓCHITL MORALES INTERVIEW

17-year-old Central Valley high school student Xóchitl Morales is a rising voice amongst the California spoken word scene after her poetry went viral with Buzzfeed’s Pero Like Facebook page spotlighting her piece “Latin-Americans: The Children with a Dark Past.” A member of the Los Angeles “Get Lit” slam poetry group, Xóchitl has performed for California [...]

NEW VIDEO: XÓCHITL MORALES INTERVIEW 2017-06-27T17:14:34+00:00