Local Love at its Best!

The Guy Martin Band and John Baffa will be at the CD release party.

Local musicians in partnership with Totally Local VC’s Local Love Project to produce a holiday album to help California wildfire survivors. The album will feature top Ventura County musicians coming together to re-­‐imagine classic carols such as “Angels We Have Heard On High” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and more. Proceeds from the album sales will benefit the Local Love Project a Ventura County based disaster relief non-Profit 501C3.

On Nov.8, the Local Love Project will host a CD release party and 2nd Annual Thomas Fire Remembrance Event at the Mason Lodge in downtown Ventura. The event will feature music by many of the musicians that contributed to the album. It will be an be an evening of music, love and a time for our community to come together in remembrance of the Thomas Fire. Thomas Fire Survivors who are signed up with the Local Love Project or can show proof of loss will be given free admittance into the event.

Tickets and more info at http://www.totallylocalvc.com/local-­‐love-­‐at-­‐its-­‐best-­‐a-­‐ holiday-­‐cd-­‐to-­‐benefit-­‐fire-­‐survivors/

Contributing artists include, Raging Arb and the Red Heads , Guy Martin Band, Scotty Morris of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, RJ Mischo, Alastair Greene, Doug Pettibone,Sugaray Rayford, Bobby Hart Band, Ventura High School Choir, Charles Law and Jagged, Dirty Rice, The Midtones, The Vonettes, Towse, Boom Duo, Kellys Lot.

Kat Merrick is the Executive Producer of the CD.

Producer John Baffa has been in the professional audio business for more than 20 years; primarily as a recording engineer. He founded TV Tray Recording Studio in 2003, working literally from the top of a TV tray as he learned the ins and outs of recording. From those humble beginnings, the studio grew and developed over the years; building an impressive list of clients and projects spanning a huge range of genres.

Producer Ralph Carter is a multi instrumentalist (Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion), a songwriter, composer, producer, and music educator. Currently living in Ventura, today Ralph is recording and producing local artists, (Franck Goldwasser, Jon Gindick, Leslie Bixler) in his Ventura studio. His first big break was in 1980, playing with Danny “Kootch” Korchmar opening for Linda Ronstadt on the “Mad Love” tour. On the heels of that he hooked up with Eddie Money, writing and recording some of Eddie’s greatest hits (“Shakin,” “No Control,” “Where’s The Party”).

The Thomas Fire broke out the evening of December 4, 2017 in Santa Paula. It quickly swept over the hills of Santa Paula and Ventura into Ojai and Fillmore, making its way into neighboring Santa Barbara County. The Thomas Fire eventually became the largest fire in California history, consuming over 281,000 acres, destroying over 1,000 homes and causing the evacuation of over 100,000 people in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

The Local Love Project activates and organizes members of our community to help us in providing items necessary to our neighbors impacted by recent disasters as they work to restore their lives. Totally Local VC’s Local Love Project is a 501C3

Project, visit http://www.totallylocalvc.com/category/local-­‐love-­‐ project/

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