Dryw Keltz

Articles by Dryw Keltz

Old-time country roots with gourd banjo fabricator Chris Prieto

“Generally, no frets up until the late 1800s"

Chris Prieto’s only prior experience with a musical instrument was playing saxophone in the fifth grade. After becoming enthralled by old-time and country roots music a decade ago, Prieto decided to play the banjo. Four ...

Live music and automobile dealership at the multi-use Centre in Escondido

"The deck is a really beautiful setting. The view of the hills and the sunset."

Live music and automobile dealership at the multi-use Centre in Escondido

Dive into STIG and their complex world of musical improvisation

“Basically, I was playing guitar untrained for years”

Dive into STIG and their complex world of musical improvisation

A little bit of scene

Open mic nights cater to the “industry crowd”

A little bit of scene

Never want to stop

Documentary chronicles the “third-wave” of ska

Makers of the documentary Pick It Up! Ska In The 90s recently waged a quite successful Kickstarter campaign. The filmmakers set-out to crowdsource a rather modest $40,000 and (as of early August) have nearly tripled ...

People will go nuts

The band imitated a band imitating another band

After a two-year break, the very elderly men of (primarily) Weezer tribute act Geezer are back action. The band’s retirement in Florida did not proceed as smoothly as planned. “Our guitar player [Dylan Martinez Sr.] ...

East County native

“How do I continue to generate income in a streaming world?”

Gayle Skidmore may call Amsterdam her home now, but she recently returned to San Diego before embarking on an eight date US tour — a “quick three-week jaunt out to Cleveland and back.” She has ...

Overthinking too much

"I just fell in love with the whole idea of just sort of living your life based on catching these waves."

Dennis Sheridan attended many shows in the Louisville DIY punk circuit while he was in high school, but never picked up an instrument until he was in college. When he finally did, it was an ...

Twenty miles of bike trails for Pamo Valley

What the Forest Service came up with

The Pamo Valley is situated to the north of Ramona. It is part of the Palomar Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest. The region is bookended by Lake Sutherland to the east, and Rancho ...

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