Read the original VCReporter article on Brodgen Bay Presents at: https://www.vcreporter.com/2017/01/11/brogden-bay-presents-the-concert-series-at-the-four-friends-gallery-brings-exceptional-music-to-thousand-oaks/
The article is also included in its entirety below.
BROGDEN BAY PRESENTS | The concert series at the Four Friends Gallery brings exceptional music to Thousand Oaks
Jan 11, 2017 | Cover Story, Music, Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer, Thousand Oaks
Jimmy Vivino — guitarist, keyboardist, music director of late-night talk show Conan and band leader for the show’s Basic Cable Band — is coming to town, joined by his fellow V3 members Mike Merritt (on bass) and James Wormworth (drums). The trio will play at the Four Friends Gallery in Thousand Oaks as part of the stellar Brogden Bay Presents concert series, put on by Steve Brogden and Larry Janss.
Locals might remember Brogden from his nearly 25 years at the Thousand Oaks Library. While there, he helped organize three different concert series hosted by the Library Foundation, from 2008 until his retirement six years later. “When I left the library, I didn’t want the music to stop,” Brogden says. “Larry heard that I was looking for a venue and offered his newly relocated Four Friends Gallery.”
Brogden Bay Presents started in 2015, with a performance by Grammy-winning guitarist Albert Lee. Laurence Juber, A. J. Croce and Corky Siegel were to follow. Not household names, necessarily, but for roots and Americana aficionados, it was an exciting lineup. And getting to see these renowned musicians in a venue as intimate as the Four Friends Gallery (it seats about 80 people) made for an unforgettable experience.