Mar 22, 2020

Every Sunday on Facebook Live at 10am Pacific Time

The Dennis and Laura Show Pancake Breakfast

Wake up to brunch on Sundays with the Dennis and Laura Show! There's some folkin' and jokin' goin' on

Facebook Live at 10am Pacifice Time. 

Go here to find it: https://www.facebook.com/The-Dennis-and-Laura-Show-108516617535475

PAST SHOWS

Nov 05, 2019

Tuesday, 6:30

Songwriters at Play, Tribute to Joni Mitchell

The Dennis and Laura Show are are excited to be part of this tribute to one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

Get your tickets early, because these Tributes always sell out!

Oct 16, 2019

Wednesday 6:30 pm

SOHO, Santa Barbara, Backing up Cate Graves

The Dennis and Laura Show will be backing up Cate Graves at this show SOHO Santa Barbara.

Also on the bill: Sweet Talk Radio and Mia Bloomfield.

Cate has some new songs, and they're fantastic, so come on out!

Oct 14, 2019

Monday, 6:30 pm

Songwriters at Play, Morro Bay Wine Sellers

The Dennis and Laura Show will be on the bill for this show at Morro Bay Wine Seller.

We'll backing up the headliner, our friend and fantastic singer/songwriter Cate Graves.

Get there early, because we'll also be playing a set to open for her and host Steve Key usually has a few other great acts on the bill.

Cate's got some great new songs that she's recently recorded, so we're honored to be a part of this great night of music!

Oct 11, 2019

Friday, 10:30pm-1:30am

Far West Folk Alliance, PGS 306, The Dennis and Laura Show presents

The Dennis and Laura Show is hosting a Private Guerrilla Showcase Room at this year's Far West Folk Alliance.

We'll be playing at midnight 12am Friday (Saturday Morning). Come by and check out the other great artists playing before and after us.

10:30 pm Karyn Ann

11:00 pm Heather Pierson Trio

11:30 pm Wes Weddell

midnight: The Dennis and Laura Show

12:30 am: Gary Stockdale

1:00 am: Michael McNevin

Oct 10, 2019

Thursday, midnight

Far West Folk Alliance, PGS 306, The Dennis and Laura Show Presents

The Dennis and Laura Show is hosting a Private Guerrilla Showcase Room at this year's Far West Folk Alliance.

We'll be playing from midnight-12:30 am thursday/friday. Come by and say hi, and then stick around to hear some of the other great artists playing at our room! The schedule is:

midnight: The Dennis and Laura Show

12:30 am: Katie Anne Mitchell

1:00 am: James Houlahan

Oct 10, 2019

Thursday (Friday morning0, 1:40 am

Far West Folk Alliance Conference, PGS Room 314, Woodland Hills

We'll be playing Donna Lyn Caskey's Heart and Song PGS Room 310 at Far-West Folk Alliance at 1:40 am.

Check us out!

Oct 10, 2019

Thursday, 11 pm

Far West Folk Alliance Conference, PGS Room 310, Woodland Hills

We'll be playing the Listening Room Retreats PGS Room 310 at Far-West Folk Alliance at 11pm.

Check us out!

Sep 21, 2019

Saturday, 2-3:30pm

Gaviota Coast Conservancy Fundraiser, Santa Barbara

We'll be playing for the Gaviota Coast Conservancy Fundraiser, Coastal Legacy! 

Support the preservation of the Gaviota Coast! Food, drink and Live Music, including us, The Dennis and Laura Show!

It's only $125 to help keep these places from development! Here's the link to this very worthwhile cause: https://www.gaviotacoastconservancy.org/2019legacy.

Sep 14, 2019

Saturday, 5-8pm

Cold Spring Tavern, Mac Talley Trip!

That's right, kids! It's Mac Talley's Trip playing at Cold Spring Tavern, but we'll be playing a few songs between his opening acoustic set and his rocking electric set. It's always fun at Cold Spring Tavern. We'll get there a little early to grab a TrI-Tip sandwich, so come hang out!

Sep 07, 2019

Saturday, 1-4pm

Songwriters at Play, San Luis Obispo, Monterey Street Market

We're excited to be playing in SLO! An afternoon of great music! Hope to see you at the Montery Street Market!

Sep 01, 2019

Sunday, 1-4 pm

Songwriters at Play, Sculpterra Winery, Paso Robles

Then  Dennis And Laura Show are back in Paso. One of our favorite things to do is play a few songs at Scuplterra Winery, where the vino and the music are equally tasty! We go on at 2, but there will be great music from 1 to 4!

Aug 21, 2019

Wednesday, 5 pm

Private Party, Oceanside, CA

Can't say a lot about this...unless you're a member of the Oceanside Genealogy Society, If you are a member, we'll talk on Wednesday (before or after we play some music for you)!

May 12, 2019

Sunday, 12-3

4th Annual Mother's Day at the Sandbox, Ventura

For the 4th year in a row, Dennis Russell, along with Laura Hemenway on accordion and backing vocals, plays original music and carefully chosen covers, out on the patio at Ventura, CA's Sandbox Coffeehouse. Show mom that you love her by bringing her on over to enjoy a nice cup of coffee, and/or a berry smoothie. That will make you the very favorite of all her children!

Apr 09, 2019

Tuesday, 6:30pm

DONOVAN TRIBUTE: Songwriters at Play, Morro Bay Wine Seller

The Dennis and Laura Show perform their take on three classic Donovan songs at this Songwriters at Play Tribute to the British folkster. Other amazing artists on the bill, too. 

Feb 06, 2019

Wednesday, 6 pm

Songwriters At Play, Branch Street Deli, Arroyo Grande

The Dennis and Laura Show are the FEATURED ACT at Steve Key's Songwriters at Play Showcase at the Branch Street Deli in Arroyo Grande Village. That's right! A full 40 minute set, so get there and enjoy a nice meal and a tasty beverage while listening to some cool songs sung with accordion and guitar back up!

Jan 19, 2019

Saturday 6:30 pm

Bushwick Book Club, SB, Palm Loft Gallery, Carpenteria

The Bushwick Book Club is back for 2019! Join Dennis Russell, Laura Hemenway, Bill Lanphar, Arturo Tello, Dan Phillips, Susan Marie Reeves, and Michail Cregan as they present all new songs inspired by the book Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion. Discussion at 6:30 pm, Songs at 7pm. Free to attend, but cash donations are always appreciated!

Jan 18, 2019

Friday, 6-9pm

Cozy Winter Night at Cold Spring Tavern

It's the Dennis and Laura Show at Santa Barbara's World Famous Cold Spring Tavern. We love this place, nestled among the oaks, up in the hills, halfway to Solvang. Have dinner in the Restaurant before the show, or join us in the bar for tacos and such. Actually, you have the tacos and such, we'll be onstage playing originals and carefully chosen covers.

Dec 30, 2018

Sunday, 1-4pm

Wind down 2018 at Sculpterra Winery, Paso Robles

We'll be playing our last show of of 2018 in Paso Robles!

Playing for Songwriters at Play at Sculpterra is always a great time.

There are always other great songwriters on the bill at a Songwriters at Play Event!

Hope to see you there.

Dec 29, 2018

Saturday, 12-3

Sandbox Coffeehouse, Ventura, CA

We'll be ending out the year at the Sandbox Coffeehouse in Ventura, CA. Hopefully it will be a beautiful sunny day and we'll be having fun out on the patio. PLUS*PLUS*PLUS! David Almeida will be sitting in on drums/percussion all afternoon. Will songs by The Goods be played? The only way to find out firsthand is to be there!

Dec 11, 2018

Tueday, 6:30pm

Songwriters at Play Tribute to Eric Clapton

Dennis plays the Martin 000-28 EC model acoustic guitar. He bought it because it is one of the best guitars he's ever heard.

The EC part of that model number means that it is the Eric Clapton signature model.

What better way to tribute the namesake of the guitar than play a few of the man's songs!

Laura will be playing the accordion, too, so it's Eric Clapton unplugged with accordion.

With other great Songwriters at play! It all happens at Morro Bay Wine Sellers on the Embarcadero!

Dec 09, 2018

Sunday, 1-4

House Concert for Santa Barbara Literary Journal Songwriters

Dennis and Laura will be hosting a house concert in honor of Volume II's lyricists. Featuring, from the latest volume, Donna Lynn Caskey, and Ian McCartor, and from the first volume, Jen Hajj, Mac Talley, Bill Lanphar, and Dennis Russell.

Dec 08, 2018

Saturday, 1-3

Reception for Santa Barbara Literary Journal, Karpeles Manuscript Museum

Dennis will perform one of his songs at this reception for Volume II of the Santa Barbara Literary Journal. Authors will read their works of fiction, poetry and drama, and other songwriters will perform their songs. Dennis was honored to have a song published in the first Volume of the SBLitJo, and is happy to sing at this reception as an alumnus.

Copies of the journal are available at Chaucer's Books, and at Amazon.com.

Visit http://www.sblitjo.com/ to check out additional info about the journal.

Dec 07, 2018

Friday, 7:30

Cambridge Drive Holiday Show

Dennis and Laura have been asked to play a few songs at the Cambridge Drive Concert Series annual Holiday Show.

Come sing along to the song Dennis wrote for last year's Cambridge Drive performance, "Christmas in California"!

Jackie Morris, Steve Werner, Robert Postel, Jamie Green, Jeff Bisch, plus touring singer/songwriter, Jen Hajj, will also be contributing their talents to this show, so come on out.

And speaking of contributions, rather than charge for admission, we ask the audience to bring non-perishable food items, new toys, new clothing, and/or cash, all of which which will be donated to the Unity Shoppe. All of the performers donate their time and talent to this event.

Here's the event page on Facebook:

Songs on a Mid-Winter's Eve

Dec 01, 2018

Saturday 1-4pm

Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara

We love Cold Spring Tavern. Up in the hills above Santa Barbara among the oaks. Tri tip on the grill. A nice cold beverage. We'll provide the entertainment. It's sure to be relaxing and fun!

Nov 21, 2018

Wednesday, 6:00pm

Songwriters at Play Tribute to Eagles, Branch Street Deli, Arroyo Grande

Before becoming a punk rocker in the late 70s, Dennis Russell was in a couple of bands that played Eagles songs. In fact, Dennis may grudgingly now admit that some of his current folky, country, rocky tunes may be influenced subliminally by the band that is the most popular of the Avocado Musical Mafia.

And...Laura Hemenway has always been able to sing the tequila sunrise out of their famous tune, "Desperado" in G.

The big musical question is...can the solo to Hotel California be played on any other instrument than guitar?

The musical answer will be revealed at the Branch Street Deli at this Songwriters at Play Tribute to Eagles!

Nov 13, 2018

Tuesday, 6:30pm

Songwriters at Play Tribute to Eagles, Morro Bay Wine Sellers

Before becoming a punk rocker in the late 70s, Dennis Russell was in a couple of bands that played Eagles songs. In fact, Dennis may grudgingly now admit that some of his current folky, country, rocky tunes may be influenced subliminally by the band that is the most popular of the Avocado Musical Mafia.

And...Laura Hemenway has always been able to sing the tequila sunrise out of their famous tune, "Desperado" in G.

The big musical question is...can the solo to Hotel California be played on any other instrument than guitar?

The musical answer will be revealed at Morro Bay Wine Sellers at this Songwriters at Play Tribute to Eagles!

Nov 11, 2018

Sunday, 1-4pm

Sculpterra Winery, Songwriters at Play, Paso Robles

We''ll be back in Paso Robles! Playing Sculpterra is always a great time. Also on the bill: Carbon City Lights and Dan Daniel.

Nov 10, 2018

6 pm Saturday

Bushwick Book Club SB: Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore

Dennis and Laura, along with Arturo Tello, Dan Phillips, Michael Cregan, Mark Walker, Susan Marie Reeves, and Bill Lanphar will present all original and newly written songs, inspired by the novel Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore. The evening begins with a reception and discussion about the book. Then it's concert time at 7 pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2139104163015980/

Nov 03, 2018

Saturday, 6 pm

Women Who Folking Rock (and Ed Tree), Palm Loft Gallery, Carpenteria

Doors open at 6:00 for potluck repast and wine.
Please bring something to share and $ilent Dollar$ for the basket.

6:30 Closed Mic, by invitation. 6 performers only

1.- Larry Ayres
2.- Shelby Figueroa
3.- Dolly Ramirez
4.- Donna Lynn Caskey
5.- Dennis Russell
6.- Arturo Tello

7:00 Aireene Espiritu, Janet Croteau, Britta Lee Shain, accompanied by Tall Man Guitarslinger Ed Tree (Ed will also play his own songs)

Oct 28, 2018

Sunday 1-4

Sculpterra Winery! Paso Robles! Songwriters at Play

We''ll be back in Paso Robles! Playing Sculpterra is always a great time. Also on the bill: Smith and Tegio, Ynana Rose, Dan Daniel, The Dennis & Laura Show, and Carolyn Birch. The music's free (though fill up the tip jar for the featured act), and the wine is sublime.

Oct 21, 2018

Sunday 6:30pm

Bryan Titus Trio & Friends! "Not Goodbye, Just So Long For Now" Alcazar Theatre, Carpenteria

Join us for an evening of incredible Americana Music with Bryan Titus Trio & friends - The BramblesJackson GilliesBrent FranklinTodd O'KeefeLaura Hemenway & Dennis Russell! A special night of song & story telling celebrating Bryan's new adventure. He and Katie are moving. Let's sing, laugh and dance one last time with BT3O. VIP tickets (only 50) available for pre-show private reception at 6pm (appetizers & beverages) with the artists along with best seating $50.00, Gen Admission $25.00. (includes service fees) Doors 6:45 Show starts at 7pm. The lovely Alcazar Theatrein Carpinteria is an intimate (200 seat) listening venue. Don't delay get tickets now: https://santabarbaramusicfoundation.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=2197271

Oct 13, 2018

Saturday night (well, actually Sunday morning), 1am-1:15am

FAR-WEST FOLK ALLIANCE: New Voices PGS ROOM 341

ROOM 341

What's more fun than the Dennis and Laura Show!?! Dennis Russell playing guitar and singing original songs, with backup accordion and vocals by Laura Hemenway. Acoustic-singer-songwriter-California-folk-music-extraordinaire!

 

Oct 13, 2018

Saturday, 11pm-11:30pm, ROOM 310

FAR-WEST FOLK ALLIANCE: Brett Perkins Listening Room International PGS

ROOM 310

It's the Dennis and Laura Show! Dennis Russell playing guitar and singing original songs, with backup accordion and vocals by Laura Hemenway. Acoustic-singer-songwriter-California-folk-music-extraordinaire!

 

Oct 12, 2018

Friday night (ok, Saturday morning), 12am-12:20am, ROOM 314

FAR-WEST FOLK ALLIANCE: Donna Lynn Caskey Heart and Song PGS

ROOM 314

It's the Dennis and Laura Show! Dennis Russell playing guitar and singing original songs, with backup accordion and vocals by Laura Hemenway. Acoustic-singer-songwriter-California-folk-music-extraordinaire!

 

Oct 09, 2018

Tueday, 6:30pm

Songwriters at Play Tribute to Laura Nyro

Dennis Russell is married to a woman named Laura, but not a Nyro. Laura Hemenway will sing a couple of Nyro's songs, and Dennis will sing one, too.

You should come out to hear a lot of great Laura Nyro songs, sung by Dennis and Laura and several other amazing Central Coast singers and Songwriters at Play. You have to be a good singer to sing these songs, because they are nigh on difficult and extremely challenging to sing...and play on an instrument. So to simultaneously play an instrument and sing Laura Nyro songs is a true test of skill and emotional sensitivity. We're up to it. Are you up to listening? Yeah, I know you are!

Morro Bay Wine Sellers is the place where it all happens!

Oct 06, 2018

Saturday, 6 pm

Mac Talley's Big Time Between Set Talent Showcase October Edition

Dennis, accompanied by Laura, will play a few songs while the Mac Talley Trip take a break during their show at Santa Barbara's famous Cold Spring Tavern. Dennis and Laura will probably head up at about 4:30 to make sure to get a tri-tip sandwich, then dig the Mac Talley music starting at 5.

Sep 29, 2018

Saturday, 6-9pm

Bushwick Book Club, Santa Barbara: Poetry as Insurgent Art by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The Bushwick Book Club puts songwriters in conversation with literary works. At this show, songwriters will present brand new songs inspired by their reading of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's, Poetry as Insurgent Art.

6 pm  reception, 6:30 discussion of the book, 7pm concert.

Featuring new songs by:

Arturo Tello,

Natalie D-Napoleon
Dan Phillips
Laura Hemenway,
Bill Lanphar,
Dennis Russell,
Susan Marie Reeves,
Michael Cregan
and
Dave Cowan.

Sep 16, 2018

Sunday, 1 pm

Sculpterra Winery! Paso Robles!

It's the Dennis and Laura Show! Dennis Russell original songs, with backup accordion and vocals by Laura Hemenway. In the beautiful sculpture gardens at Sculpterra Winery. Other great singer-songwriters on the same bill...Renee Dion, Dan Daniel, Trevor McSpadden, and, as always, the exemplary host, and fantastic songwriter and singer in his own right, Steve Key!

It all happens at Scupterra Winery in Paso Robles!

Aug 14, 2018

Tueday, 6:30pm

Songwriters at Play Tribute to Leon Russell

Dennis Russell is not a direct relation to Leon Russell, but they must have some shared DNA somewhere along the line. Anyway, Dennis, backed by Laura Hemenway, will bring his own unique stylings to distant cousin Leon's work.

Morro Bay Wine Sellers is the place where it all happens!

Jul 29, 2018

Sunday, 6-9pm

Bushwick Book Club, Santa Barbara: The Alchemist

The Bushwick Book Club puts songwriters in conversation with literary works. At this show, songwriters will present brand new songs inspired by their reading of Paul Coelho's, The Alchemist.

6 pm  reception, 6:30 discussion of the book, 7pm concert.

Featuring new songs by:

Arturo Tello,
Dan Phillips
Laura Hemenway,
Bill Lanphar,
Dennis Russell,
Susan Marie Reeves,
Michael Cregan
and
Dave Cowan.

Jul 21, 2018

Saturday, 6 pm

Mac Talley's Big Time Between Set Talent Showcase

Dennis, accompanied by Laura, will play a few songs while the Mac Talley Trip take a break during their show at Santa Barbara's famous Cold Spring Tavern. Dennis and Laura will probably head up at about 4:30 to make sure to get a tri-tip sandwich, then dig the Mac Talley music starting at 5.

Jul 10, 2018

Tuesday, 6:30 pm

Songwriters at Play, Tribute to Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne has been and continues to be a huge influence on Dennis's music. Dennis, backed by Laura, will play "Barricades of Heaven," "Lawyers in Love," and "The Pretender" at this year's Songwriters at Play Showcase, presented by Steve Key at Morrow Bay Wine Sellers, Morro Bay, CA.

Jun 24, 2018

Sunday, 6 pm

Bushwick Book Club, Santa Barbara Concert: The Power of Myth

The Bushwick Book Club puts literature in conversation with song. 9 songwriters will present brand new songs, inspired by the book, The Power of Myth by Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell. Reception at 6, discussion of the book at 6:30 and concert begins at 7pm at Palm Loft Gallery, Carpenteria.

Featuring new songs by:

Arturo Tello,
Natalie D. Napoleon,
Dan Phillips
Laura Hemenway,
Bill Lanphar,
Dennis Russell,
Susan Marie Reeves,
Michael Cregan
and
Kate Graves

Jun 09, 2018

Saturday 12-4

Reception for Santa Barbara Literary Journal

Dennis will perform his song "Santa Fe" which is included in the Lyrics section of the Santa Barbara Literary Journal. Other authors will read their works of fiction, poetry and drama, and other songwriters will perform their songs. It is an honor to be included in this brand new publication! Copies of the journal are available at Chaucer's Books, and at Amazon.com.

Visit http://www.sblitjo.com/ to check out additional info about the journal.

May 13, 2018

Sunday, 12-3

3rd Annual Mother's Day at the Sandbox

For the 3rd year in a row, Dennis Russell, along with Laura Hemenway on accordion and backing vocals, plays original music and carefully chosen covers, out on the patio at Ventura, CA's Sandbox Coffeehouse. Show mom that you love her by bringing her on over to enjoy a nice cup of coffee, and/or a berry smoothie. That will make you the very favorite of all her children!

Apr 07, 2018

Saturday, 1-4 pm

Dennis and Laura Show at Cold Spring Tavern

Dennis Russell, with Laura Hemenway on accordion and backing vocals, play originals and carefully chosen covers at the historic Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara. It's 1-4 pm, outside under the oaks, next to the stream (unless it's cold, then we'll be inside where you can warm yourself by the fire).

The best tri-tip sandwich in the world will be grilled up, too. No April foolin'!

Mar 02, 2018

Friday, 7:30 pm

Goleta, CA: Cambridge Drive Concerts opening for Dulcie Taylor

The Dennis and Laura Show are proud to be opening for Dulcie Taylor at Goleta, CA's wonderful folk music series held at The Cambridge Drive Church in Goleta, CA. Roy Donkin has worked hard to cultivate an always attentive and participatory audience. We are really looking forward to opening this show at this great venue and for an amazing artist!.

Jan 20, 2018

Saturday, 1-4 pm

Santa Barbara: COLD SPRING TAVERN!

It's a Santa Barbara rite of passage. One of the oldest taverns in the state of California. A tough gig to get if you can get it. AND WE GOT IT! It's our first time at COLD SPRING TAVERN! Come hear Dennis perform the "Dennis Russell Tribute Show" with special guest Laura Hemenway joining on accordion, melodica and vocals. There'll be tasty tunes, delicious tri-tip, refreshing libations, and a beautiful afternoon afternoon under the oaks. Come one! Come all!

Jan 01, 2018

Monday, 6:30 pm

Morro Bay: Songwriters at Play, New Year, New Songs

The challenge has been issued and the challenge shall be met! Steve Key, promoter of the Songwriters at Play songwriter events has asked Dennis (along with other talented Central Coast singer-songwriters) to join him for a New Year's Day show. The catch: everyone is challenged to bring 4 songs brand new songs that they've written (or do renditions of songs that they've never played before). Last year was a blast, and this year should be no different. Come on out to the show and ring in the new year by hearing some new tunes!

Dec 12, 2017

Tuesday, 6:30 pm

Morro Bay: Songwriters at Play, Tribute to Joni Mitchell

Dennis and Laura are proud to be on the bill to perform 3 of their favorite Joni Mitchell songs at Morrow Bay Wine Seller for this Songwriters at Play Tribute. It'll be a great show, and Morro Bay Wine Seller is a fantastic venue to hear live acoustic music.

Dec 01, 2017

Friday, 7:30 pm

Goleta, CA: Cambridge Drive Concert for Unity Shoppe

Dennis and Laura play a mini-set joining other Goleta/Santa Barbara musicians in a holiday concert to benefit The Unity Shoppe. Come and join the fun and support a great charity that provides a variety of services to the Santa Barbara community.

Nov 26, 2017

Sunday, 1-4 pm

Paso Robles, CA: Post Thanksgiving with Songwriters at Play

Dennis, along with Laura Hemenway on accordion, melodica and backing vocals, will play at 4 song set at Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles. Also on the bill are are two of our favorite songwriters, host Steve Key and featured artist Kate Graves. Come enjoy some delicious wine and equally tasty tunes!

Oct 01, 2017

1-4 pm

The Roost! Napa, CA

Dennis and Laura play in Napa in front of The Roost Napa. Listen to music, buy handmade goods, then go wine tasting! Good times! Don't whine, just wine!

Aug 27, 2017

Sunday, 1-4 pm

Songwriters at Play, Sculpterra Winery, Paso Robles

Dennis and Laura will perform a set of original music at the weekly Songwriters at Play showcase hosted by Steve Key. Great wine, great sculpture garden (news is they have a new sculpture!) and great music. What could possibly be better? I can't think of anything!

Aug 26, 2017

7 pm Saturday

Songwriters at Play James Taylor-Carole King Tribute, San Luis Obispo

Something tells me you'll be into something good when you come to SLO's Steynberg Gallery for Songwriter's at Play Tribute Concert featuring songs of James Taylor and Carole King. You can close your eyes and listen to some great songs. It beats doing Millwork. (Guess which songs Dennis and Laura will be singing).

Aug 13, 2017

Sunday, noon-3

Summer Second Sundays at the Sandbox, Ventura, CA, August

Dennis Russell sings and plays his songs, with Laura Hemenway joining on accordion and backing vocals, on the patio of Ventura's world famous Sandbox Coffeehouse. Soak up some rays and sound waves while sipping a Sandbox Blend or berry smoothie. For you meateaters, they've been smoking some pretty tasty tri-tip, too.

Aug 05, 2017

8 pm

Hot House Concert, Lancaster, CA

Dennis and Laura will be playing a house concert in Lancaster, CA. Rumor is there may be tacos. Another rumor is that there may be a swimming pool involved. Rumor is Dennis may have a new EP by then. There may be more rumors to come!

Jul 09, 2017

Sunday, noon-3

Summer Second Sundays at the Sandbox, Ventura, CA, July

Dennis Russell sings and plays his songs, with Laura Hemenway joining on accordion and backing vocals, on the patio of Ventura's world famous Sandbox Coffeehouse. Soak up some rays and sound waves while sipping a Sandbox Blend or berry smoothie. For you meateaters, they've been smoking some pretty tasty tri-tip, too.

Jun 18, 2017

Sunday, 12-3

Getting Sandy in June. Sandbox Coffeehouse, Ventura, CA

Dennis Russell, backed with Laura Hemenway on accordion and vocals, will play original favorites and a carefully chosen cover or two (or several). Fun in the sun. A berry smoothie is pretty refreshing. Or an iced latte. It's a big and tasty menu at the Sandbox, for food, drink and music!

Jun 08, 2017

Thursday, 8 pm

Santa Barbara Hayride to Benefit Foodbank of Santa Barbara County at Soho, Santa Barbara

Dennis Russell plays pedal steel with Holdfast Rifle Company at this show to benefit the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Also on the bill: Detroit Sportsman's Congress, The Brambles, Matt Armor, and Big Tweed. A great night of Americana, Roots and Classic Country music! $10 to enter, or bring $5 and two cans of food.

May 14, 2017

Sunday, 12-3 pm

2nd annual Get Sandy on Mother's Day! Ventura, CA

Dennis and Laura will play like mother's, for all the Mothers who come over to Ventura, CA's Sandbox Coffeehouse. As always, original songs and carefully chosen covers will be on the menu!

May 13, 2017

Saturday, 7:15 pm

Reclaiming the Sacred! Songwriter Show following art reception. Palm Loft Gallery, Carpenteria, CA

Dennis will join other songwriters in the round in this benefit for the Carpenteria Bluffs. Come and show your support for keeping the beautiful coastline around Carpenteria, CA out of the hands of developers!

May 10, 2017

Wednesday, 6-9pm

Fig Mountain Brewery Singer-songwriter night

Dennis and Laura play a set at this weekly Santa Barbara institution, hosted by Brent Franklin. Several other great songwriters on the bill. Come on out and get your Fig on!

Apr 08, 2017

Saturday, 8 pm

HOSTING: Blue Bungalow House Concert Presents Steve Key and Dorian Michael

Dennis and Laura host Central Coast's hardest working songwriter and presenter, Steve Key, accompanied by guitar virtuoso Dorian Michael (who will do a few songs of his own, solo). It'll be a great night of super cool music!

Mar 12, 2017

Sunday, 12-3pm

CANCELLED! Get Sandy in March! Sandbox Coffeehouse, Ventura, CA

Sorry to disappoint, but we have to cancel this show at the Sandbox. We'll be back in May.

It's Dennis and Laura, on the patio (unless it's cold or rainy, then it's inside) at the Sandbox. Get some coffee. Hear some tunes. Throw a hundred bucks in the tip jar. It's all good at the Sandbox!

Feb 25, 2017

Saturday, 8 pm

Private House Concert, Lancaster ,CA

Dennis and Laura will be playing a very special and intimate house concert in Dennis's hometown of Lancaster, CA. If you'd like to attend, please email Dennis at singerdennis@hotmail.com for more info.

Feb 04, 2017

Saturday, 7 pm

Palm Loft Gallery, Carpenteria, CA

Dennis shares the bill with a couple of Bills: Bill Lanphar and Bill Kimball. Arturo Tello's Palm Loft Gallery is a special place to play and listen to music, and the art on the walls is always inspiring. BTW--by chance, it's Dennis's birthday, too, Will there be cake? You'll have to come to find out!

Jan 25, 2017

Wednesday, 6:30-9:30

Figeuroa Mountain Brewery Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Dennis is proud to part of the fun at Fig Mountain Brewery's weekly showcase, hosted by Brent Franklin. Lots of great local music! Come down and listen!

Jan 01, 2017

Sunday, 1-4 pm

New Year, New Song with Songwriters at Play, Sculpterra Winery, Paso Robles

Dennis joins other songwriters resolved to debut brand new songs at this special Songwriters at Play showcase. Other great performers on the bill: Kate Graves, Steve Key, Nick Brittan, Rob Kimball, Lost Hills, Craig Louis Dingman, Harry Wiese, and Tim Francis.

Start off the New Year right, with new music, new and old friends, and some really great wine!

Dec 31, 2016

Saturday, 12pm- 3pm