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NAMBA TV

2020 Season

DOC VENTURA
  1. “MESSIN’ WITH THE KID”
  2. “BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY”
  3. “MORNING TRAIN”
  4. “THE SKY IS CRYIN'”
  5. “I’M READY”
  6. “SEVENTH SUN”
  7. “MEAN OLD FRISCO”
  8. “GOING DOWN”

Longtime NAMBA collaborator DOC VENTURA is a Ventura, California-based blues musician born in Mississippi and raised on the south side of Chicago – areas deeply associated with the Blues. Named in honor of the great guitar player “Doc Watson”, Doc Ventura absorbed a steady stream of fingerstyle guitar greats such as Watson, Leo Kottke and Martin Simpson. His particular area of interest is Delta Blues emanating from Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he has been many times. Among the great joys of his life has been meeting Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, B.B. King and many others back in the day. If it’s got some soul Doc’ll take a crack at it, and provide a little blues history to top it off.

OLIVIA WILLHITE
  1. “FEELINGS ARE CLICHE”
  2. “BAD FISH”
  3. “WHITE SANDY BEACH”
  4. “UNDONE – THE SWEATER SONG”
  5. “CLEMENTINE”
  6. “FUN”
  7. “LOVESICK BOYS”
  8. UNTITLED ORIGINAL
  9. “YOU’RE SO PRETTY”

Talented young Ventura singer/songwriter Olivia Willhite came into the studios of NAMBA TV in Ventura, California to share some original tunes & covers on her ukulele. We look forward to hearing a lot more from this fresh hometown talent. Learn more about Olivia here.

MARK MCKINNEY
  1. BLUE BAYOU
  2. YOU DON’T KNOW ME
  3. EVERYBODY’S LEAVING TOWN
  4. PEOPLE GET READY
  5. WAITING IN VAIN
  6. STARRY STARRY NIGHT
  7. THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY

NAMBA TV is pleased to host Ventura Blues & Roots performer Mark McKinney. A fixture on the thriving California blues scene, Mark performs these distinctly American songs with clarity, reverence and a deep appreciation of history.

STRING PLANET
  1. WITHOUT A WORD
  2. BOOMERANG
  3. SUKIYAKI
  4. CLAUDE & MAURICE
  5. BYE BYE BLACKBIRD
  6. SHENANDOAH
  7. LADY MADONNA

STRING PLANET is a Los Angeles-based instrumental duo featuring violist Novi Novog and Chapman Stick player Larry Tuttle.

Their classical chops and inventive composing combine to create world music from another world, fun, colorful, beautiful and ever-so-slightly twisted. STRING PLANET’s one-of-a-kind musical attitude comes from an unusual instrumentation and an eclectic musical philosophy.

CITIZEN KITTEN
  1. TOXIC
  2. MILKSHAKE
  3. CRAZY IN LOVE
  4. TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD
  5. DON’T SPEAK

Citizen Kitten is an L.A.-based jazz quartet that steps out of the box and into your wildest dreams. As entertaining as they are musically accomplished, the band features Amanda Achen on vocals, Jon Keenan on bass, Paul Tavenner on drums, & Matt Berger on guitar. These talented players joined us at NAMBA TV to perform the fun and creative arrangements that have garnered them much praise and a solid following.

KIRK MANN
  1. FIRE IN THE SKY
  2. THE HAMMER
  3. SHINE LIKE A LANTERN
  4. WAYWARD CHILD
  5. LONG SORROW

Ventura singer/songwriter Kirk Mann came into the studios of NAMBA TV in Ventura, California to share some original tunes & covers with our streaming audience. We look forward to including Kirk in a future NAMBA LIVESTREAMING episode & eventually our PUBLIC PERFORMANCE schedule in the months ahead.

RACHEL FLOWERS
All compositions by Rachel Flowers

  1. GREG’S FAVORITE
  2. CONVERSATIONS
  3. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU
  4. FREE
  5. BETTER

NAMBA TV is proud to present an exclusive appearance by the astonishing young Oxnard-based musician/composer RACHEL FLOWERS, recently filmed at our Oak Street studios in Ventura. Born 15 weeks premature in 1993, Rachel lost her sight but by the age of 2 began picking up melodies from Jeanie & Dan Flowers, her musician parents, and was soon playing every song she heard by ear, including Bach fugues. The child had perfect pitch. She is the subject of the award-winning feature documentary “HEARING IS BELIEVING”, produced & directed by NAMBA Executive Director Lorenzo DeStefano.

Upcoming productions

Robert Quindaro
Robert Quindaro
Tamara Sue Varney
NAMBA TV Tamara Sue Varney
Citizen Kitten
Citizen Kitten
Mark McKinney & Doc Ventura
NAMBA TV Doc and Mac
Kirk Mann
NAMBA TV Kirk Mann

Olivia & Lucy Willhite

NAMBA TV Tamara Sue Varney
Olivia Willhite
NAMBA TV Olivia Willhite

Delta by the Beach

NAMBA TV Doc and Mac

Steve Aguilar

Steve Aguilar

Jeanie & Rachel Flowers

Jeanie and Rachel Flowers

Julia Campbell Namba

Julia Campbell Namba

Video performances from 2015 – 2019 can be found in our archives.