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May 22nd, 2016

Townes Van Zandt tribute show at the Grand Ole Echo at the Echo in Echo Park. Free before 5pm, from 3-8pm. I play around 5pm, singing "If I Needed You" and 

"She Don't Need Me".

June 26th, 2016


At the Grand Ole Echo at the Echo in Echo Park. 



January 31st, 2016

Lot 1 Cafe in Echo Park

Viva Violet - 8pm

Amy Blaschke - 9pm

Paula Frazer & Tarnation - 10pm

January 13th, 2016 

GospelbeacH Residency at The Lost Knight Pub

w/ Chasing Rainbows and Tall Tales and the Silver Lining

November 14th, 2015 - 8:30 pm set

Full band album release show for OPALINE November 14th at the Alchemy Castle! 

I will have the best band in town, and the fellas that played on the record will help bring OPALINE to life. RSVP to herrneilson@gmail.com for the address. 

Show details below.

Doors open to the public at 7:30pm.
AMY BLASCHKE will show off songs from her lovely new record at 8:30. 
LUKE SWEENEY and his merry band visiting from SF will play around 9:20.
BIG SEARCH headlines, taking the stage and your hearts around 10:10.
gOSPELBEACh shares their super groovy music around 11pm.
The Peach Cobbler Gang provides homemade dessert and refreshing beverages. 

No alcohol will be served, but feel free to byo.

November 22nd, 2015 - 8:00 pm set

Full band performance of OPALINE 8pm at Hotel Cafe

w/ The Hidden Powers, Marjorie Fair, and Mataji Booker

Get your tickets HERE.

October 10, 2015
Interview and performance on KALX UC Berkeley. LIVE from 2:15-3pm!

October 11, 2015
San Francisco - An early evening at The Rite Spot 6-9pm

Paula Frazer and Jacob Aranda

Sea Dramas

Amy Blaschke

September 29, 2015
Los Angeles - House show with Tomo Nakayama

August 12, 2015
Desert Nights at the Standard in Hollywood.
Nik Freitas - 9:30
Amy Blaschke Music - 8:30
Viva Violet - 7:30
DJ Chadwick "The Lonesome Cowboy" Brown 

spinning the best of the best sides between sets.

August 8, 2015
SMiLE! Presents: A Quiet Night at The Alchemical Castle
7:30 - Doors Open - Garden Elixirs and Socializing
8:30 Allison Lovejoy (SF) Pianist extraordinaire
9:15 Amy Blaschke (LA) Tunesmith supreme
10:00 Willow Willow (LA via SF) Harmony paradise
10:45 Paula Frazer and Tarnation (SF) Wistful majesty
RSVP required to Neil at herrneilson@gmail.com
Private venue, limited seating!

July 12, 2015

The Grand Ole Echo at the Echo (Echo Park)

w/ Leslie Stevens, Austin McCutchen, CB Brand and more

July 29, 2015

Ace Hotel and Swim Club (Palm Springs)

Two sets from 7-9pm on the Morrocan patio by the pool!

May 29, 2015

Taix French Restaruant /// FREE in the lounge

Amy Blaschke 10pm

Pauline Laciste 10:30pm

Matt Van Winkle Band 11pm

April 30, 2015 - Interview with Joe Armstrong for Independent's Day, featuring audio and video content plus interview.
Joe Armstrong ID

August 24, 2014
Ham & Eggs Tavern in Los Angeles, CA
w/ Low Hums and The Gift Machine

August 18, 2014
Make-Out Room in San Francisco, CA
Sad Bastard Club August Edition w/ Robyn Miller and Thomas Heyman

June 25, 2014
The Standard in Hollywood, CA
w/ Joe Bourdet and Laura Meyer

June 2, 2014
Hawthorne Theatre Lounge in Portland, OR
w/ Ryan Traster

May 29, 2014
Fremont Abbey Arts Center in Seattle, WA
w/ Tomo Nakayama (Grand Hallway) and Kevin Large (Widower)

April 15, 2014
Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles, CA
w/ Rod Melancon, The Far West and The LA River Bend

March 30, 2013

Ham & Eggs Tavern in Los Angeles, CA

w/ Alina Hardin and Kaylee Cole

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December 13, 2013
Muse Cafe on 8th, Los Angeles, CA

w/ Matt Van Winkle

November 3, 2013
Rancho Ojai Inn, Poolside in Ojai, CA
w/ Little Wings, Neal Casal, Johnny Gill, Sparrows Gate, Vaughn Montgomery, Ted Lennon
and more

END OF SUMMER TOUR DATES IN SEPTEMBER w/ Low Hums (Seattle) and Mike Coykendall (Portland)

9/14 - Davis CA @ Sophia's Thai Kitchen
9/15 - Berkley CA @ Rasputin's (IN STORE)
9/15 - San Francisco CA @ Makeout Room 
9/17 - Sacramento CA @ Luigi's 
9/18 - LA CA @ Echo Country Outpost 
9/19 - Pioneer Town CA @ Pappy & Harriet's 
9/20 - Jerome AZ @ Spirit Room 
9/21 - Prescott AZ @ The Drunken Lasse

9/22 - Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge

April 7th, 2013 at the Echo Country Outpost - 7:00 pm $5

An easy Sunday evening at the Outpost, songwriters singing songs... 

The lineup: Matt Van Winkle, Amy Blaschke, Dylan Pratt, Gwendolyn and Matt Taylor

May 12th, 2013 at the Echo - Grand Ole Echo - 6:00 pm FREE


I am so excited to share the stage with Ian Walker on bass, Jebin Bruni on keys, Cheryl Lynn Caddick on drums and backup vocals, and Ryan Richter on lead guitar. Look out; we share the bill with local favorite and tuff troubadour Brian Whelan and his boys.

March 8th, 2013 at MBar (Hollywood) 10 pm

w/ Low Hums,  Gabe Mintz & Jason Simon of Dead Meadow


February 20th, 2013 7:30pm FREE 

At the Standard in  West Hollywood with Brian Whelan Joe Bourdet

September 22nd, 2012 at HM157 $7 9pm

Whispering Pines record release show with Brian Whelan and DJ Chad Brown