J.C. Hyke PHOTO: Courtesy of J.C. Hyke

Back to the roots

J.C. Hyke hosts songwriter serenade at Matt Denny’s

By John Sollenberger 08/11/2011

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Over the past several years, singer and songwriter J.C. Hyke (pictured) has been offering other Americana and roots artists a showcase at his weekly Tuesday night “Songwriter Serenade” at Matt Denny’s Ale House in Arcadia.

Hyke usually brings anywhere from three to five performers onstage for free performances on the club’s patio, and this Tuesday is no exception.

Notables this night include South Pasadena resident David Serby (davidserby.com), who’s been known for a distinctly honky-tonk sound. His newest album, “Poor Man’s Poem,” which he’ll be showcasing Tuesday, offers a departure from previous efforts with a more folk-influenced sound.

Also on the bill is Rick Shea (rickshea.net), a well-known figure on the LA scene who does not only solo shows, but also gigs frequently with his band, Rick Shea and the Losin’ End. He also performs as a side man with artists including Katy Moffat, R.E.M., and former Blaster Dave Alvin. His latest CD is “Shelter Valley Blues.”

Also scheduled to perform are Mark Heffington, Ryan Leimkuhler and Ed Tree.



Music starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Matt Denny’s Ale House, 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. No cover. Call (626) 462-0250 or visit mattdennys.com.  

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