SoundSwell is a music data-base created by the Santa Cruz Public Library that features local musicians and offers streaming and download options for albums you might not easily access anywhere else. To help you discover the who’s who of Santa Cruz music the Library not only offers the SoundSwell database, they are also offering quarterly concerts at branch libraries across the county. Show guests are SC Public Librarians Diane Cowen, SoundSwell Lead Developer and Dave Addison, SoundSwell Concert Series Promoter.
Anthony Arya is a folk/rock performing and recording artist from Santa Cruz, California. In Fall 2018, at age 15, Anthony was a contestant on Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice. Shortly after he released his debut album Going To California. With rocking crowd favorites such as “Slow Train” and “Blues By Midnight”, Anthony quickly became one of the most popular artists in music-rich Santa Cruz, California. His music is frequently played on the iconic roots radio station KPIG.
Andy Furhman: Born and raised on the beach, boardwalk and streets of Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY in 1950, a variety of music was heard throughout the neighborhood which was rich with talent, from Woody Guthrie, Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond, The Tokens and from other local neighborhoods, the Four Seasons, Jay & The Americans, Dion & The Belmonts. In 2009 Andy started playing his eclectic mix of Americana tunes consisting of Originals, Folk, Country, Rock, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Blues and of course some Brooklyn Doo-Wop.
Harpin Jonny and the Groovehounds are a one of a kind sound of rock and blues that will get you out on the dance floor. Their lively tunes are a favorite for all of the swing dancers.This band features a very talented group of musicians. Harpin Jonny, a virtuoso harmonica player and singer, breathes a mouthful of life into his harmonica. The band features Tom Lawson on vocals and keyboards, Jamey DeMaria on drums, and Joe Vallaire on bass (all three were formerly the rhythm section of Red Beans and Rice)