Southern Roots Movement in the round, hosted by Deana Carter

Matraca Berg and Jeff Hanna LIVE at Sunset Marquis

Matraca Berg and Jeff Hanna Sunset Marquis Southern Roots MovementJoin Deana Carter for another night under the stars performing LIVE @Sunset Marquis with very special guests Matraca Berg and Jeff Hanna.

Matraca Berg and Deana Carter co-wrote “You and Tequila”!  Will they be singing that Kenny Chesney hit??! 









Jeff Hanna and Matraca Berg

Jeff Hanna and Matraca Berg

About Matraca:“It all starts with a low tremolo guitar, resonating and rumbling in a way that pulls at unspoken places. Deep in your core, you know without words, this is a song – indeed, an album – that’s about loss, desolation, realizing what life is made of and the fact that even you know it just keeps coming.

If Matraca Berg has made a name for herself, it’s been for the gorgeous honesty she brings to longing, desire, survival and sometimes even fighting back. Certainly, “If I Had Wings,” the smoldering opener of Berg’s The Dreaming Fields, finds its heroine grappling with the notion, “Mama said call the preacher, I just called the law/ We all knew sooner or later, it was gonna’ be him of me…” MORE AT MATRACA.COM


About Jeff Hanna:

The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status.

With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles”, multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate. MORE…



Pawnshop kings

Don’t Miss the PawnShop kings on Friday, August 8 at 9pm LIVE at Sunset Marquis

About the Pawnshop kings

Background: Joel and I have been playing music together forever, but it took moving to Los Angeles to really figure out our working relationship. Being brothers, we knew it would shine a light on layers of our history and the baggage that comes with family dynamics, but knew it was crucial if we wanted to make the musical partnership work. So, we basically forced the living situation: getting up every morning, staring at each other, sharing a bathroom, and forced engagement regardless of the circumstance. It was tricky, and often hard, but it allowed us to work through stuff and grow both musically and as people. We spent a lot of time reading, writing, and listening to music, and learned how to bring out the strength in one another to maximize our collective creativity. MORE

Southern Roots Movement will be debuting LIVE@Sunset Marquis

WEST HOLLYWOD, Calf. (July 10, 2014) — The newly minted SOUTHERN ROOTS MUSIC series hosted by Deana Carter is set to commence Friday, July 11th from the historic Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood featuring Carter, Garrison Starr and Audra Mae. For more information, please visit Southern Roots Movement or Deana Carter or LIVE AT THE SUNSET MARQUIS.

The series starts at 7:00p.m. and will also be filmed for an upcoming special that will feature various singer/songwriters from today’s hot new up and coming talent to multi-platinum selling acts.  Line ups for the upcoming shows will be announced soon. The Sunset Marquis Hotel is located at 1200 Alta Loma Road in West Hollywood, CA.Christopher Cope, director of sales and marketing, Sunset Marquis Hotel says, “We started Live @ Sunset Marquis as a way to give back to the industry that’s enabled our success over the past 50 years, by offering up and coming artists an amazing venue for showcasing their talent to tastemakers in the music field. Partnering with Deana Carter, a longtime friend and guest of the hotel, and the Southern Roots Movement enables us to elevate the value for these young artists by allowing them the opportunity to interact and collaborate with some of the most talented and successful artists and songwriters in the industry today.”The multi-platinum singer/songwriter grew up in Nashville, Tennessee to a family of accomplished musicians that helped fuel her desire to claim the stage.In the mid 90’s, Carter hit the international scene with the now-classic song “Strawberry Wine” that sparked numerous awards, multi-platinum record sales and sold out shows across from coast to coast.  Additionally, her songwriting has brought equaled acclaim when Kenny Chesney released her penned “You and Tequila” sparking numerous accolades and aplomb.Prior to her move to Los Angeles in 2001, Carter’s second home was the venerable Sunset Marquis.  She had always dreamed of bringing a little bit of her southern roots to her new home.  Beginning in July, SOUTHERN ROOTS MOVEMENT hosted by Deana Carter will join the existing “LIVE from the Sunset Marquis” music series held on select Friday evenings at the gorgeous “bungalow pool” at the hotel.

The series is entering its 4th season and runs from June through October. The series is also filmed for a forthcoming special to be aired later this year.”After many years of being in LA, I am thrilled to finally be hosting my own ‘in-the-round’ music night at the Sunset Marquis at their summer music series,” says Carter.It has been a dream of mine, since I moved from my hometown of Nashville, to host this unique style of musical storytelling that we cherish there to this amazing city.  I lived at the Sunset Marquis for a time when I came to LA & they are like family to me.  I am thrilled to be partnering with them & representing Nashville & ëThe South’ here in LA. As we say back home…..”Y’all come see us!” Live@SunsetMarquis: Sunset Marquis has long-standing ties to the music industry; it has enabled much of the property’s success over the last 50 years and we’ve had just about every music icon flow through our doors at one time or another.

The Live @ Sunset Marquis music showcase is our way of giving back to this industry, by providing artists of tomorrow a very unique, intimate and exclusive venue for showcasing their talent to a host of industry professionals.   Live@SunsetMarquis, an acoustic music series featuring up-and-coming and emerging artists in today’s music scene, features 2 – 3 artists per evening, performing superb music across multiple genres. The atmosphere is vibrant and the venue is a refreshing departure from those typical of the area.  Expect amazing vocals and imaginative arrangements with incredible sound, all captured on the iconic Sunset Marquis Hotel’s villa pool deck, underneath the moon and stars of the fabulous Southern California sky.