Gerry Spehar and Friends Take the Stage Friday at Coffee Gallery Backstage

Published on Jul 7, 2022

Gerry Spehar and Friends will be performing on Friday, July 8, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena, starting at 8 p.m.

In 1986, Gerry Spehar dropped out of a thriving Colorado and Nashville singer/songwriter career – sharing stages with Townes Van Zandt, Boz Scaggs and Merle Haggard; playing the Grand Ole Opry, and signing with legendary publisher Buzz Cason – to take a day job in LA and raise a family.

In 2017, job done, he dropped back in by releasing “I Hold Gravity” at the Coffee Gallery, the first of four highly acclaimed albums backed by I See Hawks in LA and an all-star cast of Nashville cats. The reviews have been consistently great so far.

Spehar performs with Paul Lacques, on guitar and lap steel, and Paul Marshall, on bass. They are both Los Angeles stalwarts and Coffee Gallery regulars who, along with jazzer Erinn Bone on trumpet and keyboards make up a rocking eclectic band with the chops to bring Spehar’s many musical styles to exquisite life.

The stories, songs and the band seamlessly travel from Country and Country Rock to down-and-dirty Bo Diddley to sublime folk to jazz blues to dancing rockabilly without missing a beat, and with infectious thought and joy.

Tickets are $20. To get tickets, call (626) 798-6236 or visit

The Coffee Gallery Backstage is at 2029 N. Lake Ave. in Altadena.

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