Topanga's Marie Moreshead will be performing with the legendary P.F. Sloan and Creed Bratton (NBC-TV's "The Office" and The Grassroots) at The Coffee Gallery in Altadena on October 27.
P.F. Sloan's performances are extremely rare and always memorable.
Moresheads gift as a lyricist, and tunesmith, along with her remarkable voice is certain to add to this unique evening of music.
Recently, her cover of Roy Orbison's "Love Hurts" was featured on CW's "Ringer" along with David Lynch's "I Know. She also writes, produces and records for her duo, Wanderhouse, with producer Dr. Rosen-Rosen. Wanderhouse's "Use Me Up" was selected by KCRW as a Top Five pick of more than 2,000 submissions and has been getting steady radio play.
Before moving to Topanga, Marie was voted Best Female Vocalist in Maine, where she opened for many national acts, including Ray LaMontagne, Needtobreathe and Joan Baez.
Moreshead was holding down the fort at Topanga Medical Center and shared her excitement about the upcoming show: "Phil Sloan is one of the most influential and mysterious songwriters in American music, she said.
Between 1965 and 1967, Sloan wrote 150 songs for other artists; 45 of them were hits. His song, "Eve Of Destruction," recorded by Barry McGuire was a number one hit all over the world and actually helped pass the 26th Amendment that gave 18 year-olds the right to vote.
He wrote "Secret Agent Man" for Johnny Rivers, "Where Were You When I Needed You" for The Grassroots; "You Baby" for the Turtles; and was responsible for that great opening guitar part in California Dreamin.'
There's no way to even list the number of songs Phil Sloan had a hand in, Moreshead said. I mean...Elvis taught him how to play the guitar and set him up with his first record deal at thirteen. He was one of the first people I met after moving to California and he's been a great, supportive pal. I'm really excited to be a part of the show, and considering the fact that I'm a huge fan of The Office, it's awesome that Creed Bratton will be playing as well."
The show starts at 7 p.m., Oct. 27. For reservations and information: (626) 798-6236; www.coffeegallery.com. Tickets are $20.