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Santa Barbara-based singer/songwriter Brandi Rose to perform at Cold Spring Tavern


I doubt there’s a personality test out there that I wouldn’t be willing to take. But none of me doubts there are still so many I’ve yet to come across. I already know my Myers-Briggs and Pottermore results—ENFP and Slytherin, respectively—but can either of them inform which Full House character I am? I’ve taken the BuzzFeed quiz multiple times, and I refuse to ease up until I get either Joey or Michelle—stop giving me Stephanie!

I did jump on the Enneagram bandwagon recently to find out that I’m a type 6, the constant worrier, always dreading the worst-case scenario becoming a reality. Not sure if local singer/songwriter Brandi Rose took the test yet, but from her description of her song “Get it, Got it, Good,” it’s clear we have at least one thing in common.

Soul, blues, and hip-hop artist Brandi Rose performs on Saturday, April 13, at Cold Spring Tavern.

“It’s hard to shut your mind off when things don’t go as planned. I often worry too much, second guess, and have self-doubt because of it,” Rose said in press materials. “This song is me listening to my own advice, which is stop worrying, failure is OK, and we all have our own journey we are on so be patient.”

Sounds like universal advice to me, useful to all nine of the Enneagram types and every tenant of the Danny Tanner household. I wonder if she’s a Stephanie too.

Like most of her songs, the lyrics of  “Get it, Got it, Good” promote a theme of self-acceptance in order to love yourself and others, stemming from Rose’s mantra and motto: “Self-love, share love, and be love.”

“I want to do my part in making the world accept and love a little more,” Rose said. “I want to reach as many souls as I can with my words and voice.”

Growing up in Santa Barbara, Rose always dreamed of performing at the Santa Barbara Bowl one day. Imagine the fulfillment she must have felt in 2015 while opening for the Eagles’ Don Henley at the venue. I doubt the state of wonderment had passed by then, even after having opened for Peter Frampton at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre earlier the same year.

Rose’s résumé also includes various fairs and festivals across the West Coast, including the Santa Barbara County Fair, Goleta Valley Lemon Festival, Carpinteria Avocado Festival, Ventura County Fair, and Orange County Fair.

This Saturday, April 13, Rose will be performing at Cold Spring Tavern off of Highway 154. Guests can catch the emerging artist performing her mix of soul, blues, and hip-hop from 1 to 4 p.m.

The tavern also hosts bluegrass group Salty Strings on Friday, April 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Also based in Santa Barbara, this six-piece string band blends traditional bluegrass with elements of Latin and jazz. Indie/folk act Jacob Cole and Friends take the tavern’s stage on Saturday, April 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. as does blues/rock band Teresa Russell and Cocobilli on Sunday, April 14, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more info on each performance, call (805) 967-0066 or visit 

A whole new world

Featured pianist Chih-Long Hu joins the Santa Maria Philharmonic for a concert on Saturday, April 13, at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Maria.

Guest pianist Chih-Long Hu joins the Santa Maria Philharmonic for one of its spring performances, Rhapsody in April, on Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Maria. Hu will headline a special performance of Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” recognizable for its use in several film scores, including Somewhere in Time, Groundhog Day, and Ronin.

Maestro Michael Nowak will conduct the program, which also features a performance of Dvorak’s “New World” symphony. The composition reached revolutionary heights, both literally and in terms of popularity, in 1969 when Neil Armstrong chose to take a recording of it on Apollo 11 to the first moon landing.

Tickets to the concert range from $15 to $45. The church is located at 605 E. McCoy Lane, Santa Maria. Call (805) 925-0412 or visit to find out more. 

More music

Vino et Amicis Wine Bar in Orcutt hosts indie artist Nataly Lola on Friday, April 12.


Thomas Gabriel, the eldest grandson of Johnny Cash, performs on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez. The saloon also hosts a pair of cover bands back-to-back, each dedicated to a specific decade: ’80s tribute group The Molly Ringwald Project on Friday, April 12, at 8:30 p.m. and ’90s homage act Flannel 101 on Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m. Country/folk artist Nate Latta wraps the weekend up with his performance on Sunday, April 14, at 1 p.m.

Vino et Amicis Wine Bar in Orcutt presents indie artist Nataly Lola on Friday, April 12, at 6 p.m. Musical duo Bender and Jack perform the following day, Saturday, April 13, at 6 p.m. Also in Orcutt, Different Strings perform on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at Naughty Oak Brewing Company. Led by Keith Cox, this Central Coast-based group performs a blend of classic, contemporary, and alternative rock.

Singer and guitarist Steve Meyers performs at Moxie Cafe in Santa Maria on Thursday, April 11.

Solo guitarist Steve Meyers takes center stage at Moxie Cafe in Santa Maria on Thursday, April 11. The cafe’s weekly lineup of complimentary live music continues with cover band The Wavebreakers on Friday, April 12, and alternative rock/indie folk group Carter on Saturday, April 13. All three shows start at 5:30 p.m. 

Calendar Editor Caleb Wiseblood wrote this week’s Local Notes. Contact him at 

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