Sunset City Limits

 

Welper, it all started in this barn that was near the corner of Hollywood and Vine.

In 1913 Cecil B. DeMille filmed the first move ever made in Hollywood in this barn.

Squa Man was the moive...read some more history on our Country Stage.

 

You can find some great Barn Dances going on around town at other honky tonks

some great music of the roots/country/country rock/hillbilly music going on...Rosie

Flores sent me an email after last weeks show and called it "Sunset City Limits" 

so we name this page SUNSET CITY LIMITS from the coined words of Rosie...

 

So stop by here at HOLLYWOOD COUNTY LINE and see some pics that we have

shot around here in ole Hollywild, CA.  A Hollywood Hootenanny and Travlin' Medicine Show...shootin' and coverin' the cowboys and cowgirls...hillbillies and southern rockers...that make the wild wild west their home...with wagons rollin' now and then

to Austin and tune-town Nashville...

 

 

 

Check out what been going on and what is coming to town...

we hope that you will support the entertainers, clubs and

producers that are working to bring some barn dances to town

 

       

 

Deana keeps the Mint

energy hot and fun for all...

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Junior Brown

Leon Russell

Joe Ely

LA Night

Rosie Flores

StudioClub.com & Buffalo Benford presents

HOLLYWOOD COUNTY LINE SERIES

 

Taste the most popular wines

 

 

Diamond Dave Somerville sings his song Rodeo Drive...Buffalo Benford

tells some in the Hills of Beverly cowboy tales and Dave sings about the

rodeos that are no more on ole Rodeo Drive.  More on story below...

 

 

 

StudioClub.com

online for 9 years this June

see our FLASHBACKS

LA Music Awards 1999
LA Music Awards 2000

 LA Music Awards 2002

LA Music Awards 2003

FEATURE ARTIST

Tina Guo

 

 

Miranda Lambert

Dierks Bentley and Miranda rock

the house at Gibson Ampatheater

Ole saddle pal Kris was in town

at the Troubadour.  And we did

some film work with him while

there for a historic night...

Jo Dee Messina rocks the

Wiltern Theater we had fun

at the TV Shoot...

Travis Howard

LA actor/songwriter

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discoveries o the Stage

Ray Herndon, who has been on the road

playing guitar with Lyle Lovett for years just

packed up his stuff in Nashville moving to LA

9 YEARS OF FLASHBACKS

Soul Train Awards Flashbacks

SANTANA PRIVATE SHOW

Andrew Parks from Planet Texas

2002 Music Stage Flashback

1999 Music Stage Flashback

2004 Music Stage Flashback

Music Stage Flashbacks

COFFEE HOUSE FLASHBACK

Kicking Up Dust on Rodeo Drive

 

We had the great pleasure to work with Les

Paul and company to bring some talent to

LES PAUL AND FRIENDS TRIBUTE

 

CLICK TO FIND HIS

NEW CD & SITE

Jeffery Steele

 

 

 

 

 

The Ronnie Mack Barn Dance the first Tuesday of each month at El Cid on Sunset Blvd.  After the great Palomino Club was

left in the dust, this cowboy took the bull by the horns and for 17 years now done as much as anybody to keep roots and

country music alive...Ronnie Mack we all love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  a big eeeeeehaw for Ronnie Mack and the Barn Dance Band

 


Ronnie Mack and Rip Masters

Lucinda Williams at Barn Dance


The Nelson's and in the center is John Beland, who

played in Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band and a

member of the Flying Burrito Band  

 

 

 

 

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Merle and Toby were in town a couple days shooting

a CMT special with Shelby Lynn, Jack Ingram & David

Allen Coe, and I was on Merle's bus for a fun trip to

the Wild Wild west while working with him...

 PIONEER TROUBADOURS


Ramblin' Jack Elliott & Eric Clapton in our DVD and

to be TV series Pioneer Troubadours to be shot here in

 the Wild Wild west and on the road with the Troubadours

Anymoooooooo from cowchips

to computer chips...till the cows

come home to the fat lady singing

 

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Junior Brown

Leon Russell

Joe Ely

LA Night

Rosie Flores

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A HOLLYWOOD COUNTRY MUSIC SAGA
from the Hills of Beverly...that is.

 

Looking back into the history of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, to be exact... one finds a
certain "western" beginning.  If we might all remember the first movie shot in Hollywood was
in a barn that Cecil B. De Mille rented in 1914, at the corner of Hollywood and Vine.  Shutters on
the lights are called "barn doors" till this day...the studio "lot"..."shoot" the camera..."stable" of
artists...YeeeHaw, jump in the Band Wagon and lets Barn Storm on the  World Wide Web.

Once upon a time Buffalo Benford lived in a house in Beverly Hills that was built around some
horse stables.  A beautiful 5 bed- room place with pool and two acres of wooded LA/Japanize
style designed landscape.  There were deer running around...hawks soared through the canyon
just up  a private street, not too far from The Roxy, The Rainbow and Whisky A Go Go on

Sunset Blvd.   He was having three or  more pickin'  parties a week and was finding these barn

 dances there in the Hills of Beverly  interesting...in that  the house had been a horse stable and

 the land a 32 acre horse ranch back in the 30tys.  Anymoo the horse ranch in Beverly Hills was

owned by John Truesdale and his wife, who's name was, yeper you guessed it...Beverly...Hence

 Beverly Hills.   Now you know the rest of the story...from the Hills of Beverly.

 

In the early days of Western Music, which would later link to the evolution of country music
was having birth here in Los Angeles with the birth of a group called The Beverly Hillbillies.
Story goes that Glen Rice, the station manager at MKPC in LA created this name and group.
In Bill Malone's COUNTRY MUSIC U.S.A. he says, "Rice used the eastern moniker Hillbillies for
the group of western musicians that he built around accordion player Leo Mannes (named
Zeke Manners) and conducted a ballyhoo campaign which alleged that a group of strange and
primitive musicians had been unearthed in the hills of Beverly.  The band made its debut on
KMPC on April 6, 1930, and remained a popular feature throughout the decade.  The Hillbillies
attracted several fine musicians, such a Elton Britt, who came from Arkansas in 1930, he was
famed for his sky-high yodel.  Story has it that Woody Gutherie hung out with the boys in the
hills of Beverly.  They are said to have "combined cowboy music with hillbilly music to create
their unique sound.

 

Before long Roy Rogers and the Sons of The Pioneers became king and Gene Autry would
ride out, as would The Riders of The Purple Sage, Patsy Montana, Rex Allen, Eddie Dean and
the Singing Cowboys brought Western music and Western movies to the world.

So as this Beverly Hillbilly saga continues we find in 1963, the popular television situation
comedy The Beverly Hillbillies on CBS brought us a great vision in time meets another time...
It was so big that  Flatt and Scruggs' song "The Ballad of Jed Clampett"  went to become
number  one on the Billboard's country charts.  This was a rare accomplishment for a bluegrass
song.

 

Later in the sixties more country music was kickin' up dust in the West when The Byrds, Gram
Parsons and his Flying Burrito Brothers, The Buffalo Springfield, Pure Pararie League, the Nitty
Gritty Dirt band (The Dirt Band), Rickey Nelson and his Stone Canyon Band and the Eagles
began to create their Brand of Country Music at places like the Palomino Club, The Ashgrove,
The Waterlou Ice House and The Troubadour.  Country Rock was born in Hollywood.

Now it is on the downside of the next millennium and there is another Country Western revival
in the air...stay tuned to the StudioClub.com to keep on the trail of Western and Country Music
in the Wild Wild West...and go to KickingUpDust.com for more great MUSIC

 

 

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