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Featuring Steve Key with Dorian Michael

Nov. 15 showcase features Songwriters at Play host Steve Key, accompanied by guitarist Dorian Michael. 

Steve Key and Dorian Michael have played house concerts together in Santa Barbara and Santa Rosa, several Central Coast wineries and music venues. Steve's latest CD is his first release of new material in 15 years. "Steve Key with Dorian Michael" is a collection of seven Key originals, recorded April 2016, live at Sutton Sound in Atascadero. Steve is probably best-known as the producer of Songwriters At Play, a live music series held at numerous venues on the Central Coast. Before he arrived in this area 11 years ago, Steve was a touring folksinger who played major concert venues and folk festivals across the country and in Canada. His songs were covered by dozens of folk and country acts, including Grammy-winner Kathy Mattea. You can preview the new CD tracks at

Dorian Michael is a man of many bands, but also a well-known solo performer specializing in acoustic fingerstyle guitar original compositions and interpretations of classic blues. He plays in The Cinders, CC Riders with Louie Ortega, The Irene Cathaway Rhythm & Blues Band, and also with jazz vocalist Nicole Stromsoe. More than 40 years as a working musician, Dorian has recorded many CDs, and is also a teacher with two books and three instructional DVDs to his credit.

Special guests include Cassi Nicholls, Megan Steinke, Sarah Biklen, Rob Kimball, and Craig Louis Dingman.

Show runs 6:30-9:00 at 7Sisters Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Rd. (at Long St., just north of Higuera), San Luis Obispo, (805) 868-7133. All ages OK, no cover charge. Craft beers, wine and food available too.

PS--there is also a special food event on Nov. 15, Southern Fried Vegan Thanksgiving Buffet, get your tickets in advance at:

Earlier Event: November 14
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