Jon has been taking 2018 by the horns! Appearing on PBS/NPR this past week and playing shows non stop pushing his two previous singles. If you haven’t had the chance to see this dude live and hear his angelic voice. No worries, we got you! Check out his acoustic session that he took part. Keep in mind though, its twice as better seeing him perform live so make sure to check out his social media profiles and see where he will be performing next!
Thursdays in OCML mean Acoustic Sessions! Our throwback thursday today, is showcasing a very talented individual with not only great musicianship but also great stage presence. Ladies and gentlemen we bring you Krista Marina.
Raised in a cultural household, Krista developed an ear for dynamic vocals and appealing melodies. As soon as she discovered songwriting, Krista began taking music more seriously.
At age 14, she joined a band with close friends with whom she fostered her art and performed countless gigs for five years. Lead singer, keyboardist, and cajon player of the group, Krista performed at notable venues, such as the Troubadour and the Viper Room. Meanwhile, at Huntington Beach High School, Krista was a part of the Music Media Entertainment Technology program of the Academy for the Performing Arts (APA MMET) through which she cultivated her songwriting and performing skills, and discovered her interest in production.
In June of 2016, Krista released her debut EP, “Bittersweet,” which she wrote and co-produced. The following November, she collaborated with producer Arc North to create “Meant To Be,” a single she both sang and co-wrote. Krista continues to write for herself and other artists, lend her voice to collaborations, play shows, and immerse herself in various pockets of music. Although Krista’s music stretches across genres, there is a certain intangible element about it that signifies a Krista Marina-type style that sets her apart from the rest.
Thursdays are Acoustic Session Days! Today we had the very talented Sean Allen stop by and play his song “Serenity”. You can check out Gus McArthur, the band Sean is a guitarist in and follow them!