Live Music Rocks the Film Festival

Get Ready to Rock at the 10th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival!

This year Ventura Land Trust is thrilled to welcome two live bands to help kick of the festivities at the 10th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Get ready to rock out as these talented musicians entertain the crowd before the films begin at 8 PM. 

Put on your dancing shoes and come early - We're having one big dance party on the lawn!

This year's talented lineup includes:


Guy Martin was born and raised in Ventura, CA. His love for playing the guitar didn't really come out until the ripe old age of 16. It was then that Guy's good friend from high school showed him the electric guitar. Finding an instant attraction to the instrument, Guy bought his first electric guitar and started practicing...5 hours a day. With no interest in reading boring sheet music, he began to listen to his favorite rock records and play along. About 1 year later, he was introduced to the hard driving blues notes of Stevie Ray Vaughan. This changed Guy's path immediately.

At the time, Guy was playing along with all the SRV records, and the legendary Jimi Hendrix records Guy could get his hands on. He began to self enhance his guitar skills at home in his bedroom...hour after hour. Realizing some potential in himself, he started a popular high school band...they called themselves "The Threads". It was party time all the school dances and house parties.

Still honing the guitar chops a few years later after high school, Guy grouped together a power trio band that covered mostly SRV material. They called themselves "Rude Mood". With all of the SRV and Hendrix influences behind him, the band's set list was rockin'. "Rude Mood" rocked Ventura County for about 3 years straight. Soon after though...Guy realized his first love in music was writing and arranging his own songs...being original!

Throughout some of the band's travels, they were able to open for several national acts including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jeff Healey Band, Ronnie Earl, Slash, The Buddah Heads, Lonnie Brooks, Corey Stevens, Little Feat, Gregg Allman, and the list keeps growing. Currently Guy's band consists of long time bass player Tony Trigueiro, and drummer Pete Galagher. Lots of good original music is just on the horizon for Guy and his band. In the mean time, be prepared to mix it up a little with some SRV, Hendrix, and a lot more of his own original songs!




Todd Hannigan and Sleeping Chief join us for a performance of original folk music with sounds of the mountains and the sea. Todd is an Ojai based Composer, Singer-Songwriter, and Grammy Award winning Film mixer and Sound Designer. He also is Founder of Brotheryn Studios, a recording facility in Ojai, California, with influences like Nick Drake, Mark Knofler, and Cat Stevens. He is known in the international surf community for his collaborations with the Malloy brothers, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and Jackson Browne. Hannigan’s Brotheryn Studios is recognized for his work on award winning surf films “thicker than water”, “shelter”, “groundswell”, “Big Easy Express” and “Cuatro”. Todd has been featured on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and has four studio albums available on iTunes and streaming on Soundcloud. His original voice, perspective, and signature finger picking make him one of folks underground sons. 


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