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The lndevendent Weekly Newspaper Seing the Backcountry Communities of Julian, Cuyamaca. Santa Ysabel, Shelter Summit, Warne00 Springs and Wynola. Volume 29 - Issue 37 Wednesday April 23, 2014 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 T 00'EEAGLETTE00y L Julian Union High School Students Nvs ,, Music on the Mountain The Tall Man Group r Special Appearance Saturday Please join us for a fabulous concert of the Tall Men Group on Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. These six men are extremely talented songwriters. They are also musicians, musical producers, performers and musical instructors. The TMG is comprised of Marty Axelrod, Severin Browne, Jeff Kossack, John Stowers, Ed Tree and Jimmy Yessian, are bringing their show and new CD to San Diego from Los Angeles for the first time. The Julian Library is one of two venues they will be performing! The idea of collaborative songwriting came from Jimmy Yessian in December 2011, when he invited five friends, fellow Los Angeles performing songwriters whose work he admired, to join him for a monthly meeting at his home. The idea was to share new songs, and help further each other's musical endeavors. Just in case they thought they were too busy, Yessian sweetened the pot by promising to prepare a gourmet meal for each meeting. To his delight, all five songwriters accepted. At the first gathering in January 2012, a songwriting challenge was proposed - to write a song about the coming year. Every month after that, a new challenge was issued by someone in the group. Songs were written based on a variety of themes: phone numbers, fears, historical events, loss, The Beatles`.. The songs that emerged from those challenges inspired us and we wanted to share them with the world, so we morphed into a live performing and touring act. The Tall Men Group was born. Yessian says, "The TMG live show is rich with brotherly rapport, humor, well- crafted harmonies, captivating stories and fine musicianship, but first and foremost, we are about the songs. We are very proud to present our debut album - 12 by 6." For more information, visit their website at www.tallmengroup.weebly.com In alphabetical order, you will find a brief biography of each band member. Marty Axelrod, the keyboard-playing member of the singer- songwriter collective Tall Men Group, is also the producer/co-writer (with Nicole Gordon) of the acclaimed Songs of Shiloh CD. Marty's songs have played on TV soundtracks including True Blood and Friday Night Lights. Here's what his songwriting peers are saying: "Marty is such a talent, able to write one thing, but that one thing will mean its face value and a whole lot more..."; "Marty is out of the box, but he can reach in and rip your heart out any time he likes..." Marty's work is represented on the just-released Tall Men Group CD 12 x 6, and on his solo CD This Year. Severin Browne performs solo and with his band "Tall Men Group" to packed house concerts, intimate listening rooms, and even an occasional almost-rowdy bar. His brilliant lyrics invite listeners into the songs while his solid melodies carry the story from one note to the next. Severin's career began with a stint in the 1970s as a Motown staff songwriter and artist, during which time he released two albums. His fifth album of songs (and most acclaimed) was 2012's "Lucky Man." For more information, see www.severinbrowne.com. Jeff Kossack has been writing music since he was seven years old. He h0s released four CDs over his adult life, and has been nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media award three times over the last three years. He was privileged to co-write Eddie Money's last charting single while on the Columbia label, a song called "Fall in Love Again". Besides his own music, Jeff has produced records for many artists including three other Tall Men, and more than 30 other Los Angeles- based artists. Jeff openly declares that his finest musical moments are the ones he has spent with his Tall brethren, and hopes they won't kick him out of the band anytime soon. John Stowers is a seasoned veteran of the Los Angeles music scene. A winner of the prestigious Billboard World Song Contest and has had songs placed in both independent film and television. Hailing from the state of Missouri, John's musical styles range from southern rock and folk to British pop. He teamed up with producer/ guitarist Edward Tree (Spencer Davis, Lisa O'Kane and David Serby) for his debut CD release "Everything You Do". Ed Tree is a producer, engineer, guitarist and songwriter with over 35 years of experience working in the Los Angeles-area. Ed has produced more than 90 CDs in the Americana, AAA, Blues, Folk, and Country categories, including two top five Billboard Blues Chart CDs, 2 #1 singles on the.European Country Charts, and winning a DIY Producer of the Year award for Amilia Spicer's "Seamless". Tree has recorded and/or toured with Spencer Davis, Rita Coolidge, Juice Newton, AI Stewart, Dusty Springfield and Booker T. Jones as well as sharing the stage with Jimmy Buffet, Aaron Neville and Bonnie Bramlett. Ed also played on the Grand Ole Opry with his bandThe Bum Steers: Ed's songs have been recorded by a number of artists including Spencer Davis, Lacy J. Dalton, Steve Kolander and others and have appeared on the Country Top 40 charts. His songs have been Jutian News PO Box 639 Ju!iar'. CA. 92036 Change Service Requested  UpASiDPRESORTED STANOARO \\;_j'  PERMIT NO. 30  JULIAN, CA continued on page 5 Www.JulianNews.com County Eases Homeowner Path To Solar Power .The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday (4/15) extended a solar energy financing program to homeowners, making it easier for consumers to tap into the sun and other energy-saving improvements. The board voted 5-0 to expand an initiative known as PACE, or the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, to homes in the region's unincorporated communities. The program will allow homeowners to install or upgrade solar projects and make other energy-efficiency improvements with the help of private loans from designated vendors, The money is repaid throulh a surcharge on property tax bills. "This is a huge breakthrough because it will provide another path for homeowners to tap into solar energy and to unplug themselves from SDG&E," said Supervisor Dianne Jacob, board chairwoman. "This brings us closer to a vision many of u s share - rooftop solar all across sunny San Diego County." Residential PACE gives residents of the unincorporated area another great option to install energy-saving devices in their homes, said Supervisor Dave Roberts. "It also puts people to work and really helps to stimulate the economy," he said. "Residential PACE will result in energy and water savings for county residents, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is a big step forward for the region." The two supervisors have lead the county's drive to bring PACE to homeowners - an effort made easier by a related state bill signed into law last year. Under the expanded program, homeowners will be able to apply for PACE loans starting within the next few months. Information on the vendors can be found at heroprogram. corn, figtreefinancing.com and californiafirst.org. The county program previously applied only to commercial properties. Julian Historical Sociefy Vignettes In History Do you have a question about our local history that has never been answered to your satisfaction? Are you sure yoffve been given the correct answer? There is no need to chase down confirmation from people who are unavailable and uninformed. Richard W. Crawford is the Supervisor of Special Collections at the San Diego Public Library. He is the former Archives Director at the San Diego Historical Society, where he also edited the Journal of San Diego History for nine years. Born in Long Beach, he has been a San Diegan since 1973. He has degrees in history (San Diego State University) and library science (San Jose State University). As a historian and archivist, he has written extensively on local history, including the books Stranger Than Fiction: Vignettes of San Diego History, The Way We Were continued on page ll IIl00llll'l'l'00'lqll'l00lllll'00llLllll!tll"ll'llll'"l'l'llll'00lISmallTown PaperSTFN :\\; ( , 217 W Cota St  \\;,.OJ Shelton WA 98584-2263 Warrior Hikers On The PCT Julian Eagles 0000/Athletics 1 I ! On April 12, Five veterans, with full support from Warrior Hike, just i set off to walk off the war on the Pacific Crest Trail. Campo's VFW i John W. Finn Post 2080, threw them a send-off breakfast and sent a [ color guard to the start. ' Kevin Black, Tom Bielecki, Angela Powell, Shawn White, Josh iShields pulled into Post 468 in Julian on Friday the 18th(just in time -for the open Mic night) The vets will be attending events up and down the trail at various American Legion and VFW Posts, next stop American Legion Post 800, in Idyllwild on April 26. The send off ceremony at the John W. Finn VFW Post in Campo In 1948 Earl Shaffer told a friend he was going to "walk off the war" to work out the sights, sounds, and losses of World War II. Four months later, Earl Shaffer became the first person to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Recognizing the ! physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of long distance hiking, Warrior [ Rike has partnered with the federal and nonprofit organizations that manage the Appalachian Tra , the Cont nental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail to create the "Walk Off The War" Program. The "Walk Off The War" Program is designed to support combat veterans transitioning from their military service by thru-hiking America's Nat ona Scenic Trails. Library Book Discussion: Pushing The Limits Continues Thursday With T.C. Boyle in a series of scenes escalating in violence, drama, and danger, When the Killing's Done relates a richly humane tale about the dominion we attempt to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world. Videos and discussion will be on Thursday, April 24 @ 4 PM with Bill Everett serving as our Science Expert and discussion moderator. Everett is an Environmental Specialist who has worked on all eight of the Channel Islands. To sign up, call 760-765- 0370 or email colleen.baker@ sdcounty.ca:gov All who wish to participate in this discussion are encouraged to attend. Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Bill Everett join an exciting, interactive discussion about science and nature at the Julian Public Library. Read When the Killing's Done by T.C. Boyle! Books are available for check out at the library circulation desk. Principally set on the wild Channel Islands off the coast of California, T.C. Boyle's novel is a gripping adventure with a timely theme. Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist spearheading the efforts to save the islands' native creatures from invasive species. Her antagonist, Dave LaJoy, is a local businessman who is fiercely opposed to the killing of any animals whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert her plans. As their confrontation plays out SDrino Sports Track Saturday, April 19 @Jaguar Morning Session Saturday, April 26 Mustang Track & Field Relay Friday, May 2 Redhawk Small School Invitational Friday, May 9 Citrus League Meet #2 Thursday, May 15 Citrus League Championships Saturday, May 24 CIFSD - Prelims Saturday, May 21 CIFSD - Finals Softball Thursday, March 6 W 6 - 5 Classical Academy Friday, March 14 W - Lutheran Wednesday, March 19 W 17 - 7 @Warner Friday, March 21 L 28-7 Calipatria Monday, March 24 L 9-8 Baptist (Hemet) Tuesday, March 25 Classical Academy Wednesday, March 26 Rescheduled* - Borrego Thursday, March 27 L 22-6 @Vincent Memorial Wednesday, April 9 L 20-7 - Mountain Empire Tuesday, April 15 4:00 @Holtville Wednesday, April 30 3:30 @Ca!ipatria Friday, May 2 3:30 @Borrego Monday - May 5 3:30 - Borrego " Wednesday, May 7 3:30 - Rancho Christian Monday, May 12 3:30 - Warner Wednesday, May 14 3:30 - Holtville Friday, May 16 3:30 @Mountain Empire Baseball Thursday, March 6 W 3- 0 San Diego Jewish Academy Saturday, March 8 W 9 - 4 San Jacinto W 7 - 4 Valley Academy Tuesday, March 11 L 9-3 @Calvin Christian Friday, March 14 W 6 - 0 @Lutheran Wednesday, March 19 W 12 - 2 Calipatria Thursday, March 20 W 17 - 8 Ocean View Monday, March 24 W 16-3 @ Baptist (Hemet) Friday, March 26 W21-0 @Vincent Memorial Tuesday, April 8 W 10-2 @Liberty Charter Wednesday, April 9 L 9-4 - Mountain Empire Tuesday, April 15 L 9-0 3:30 @Holtville Thursday, April 24 4:00 - Ocean View FridaY, April 25 4:00 Foothills Christian Wednesday, April 30 3:15 @Calipatria Friday, May 2 3:30 @Borrego Wednesday, May 7 3:30 - Vincent Memorial Wednesday, May 14 3:30 - Holtville Friday, May 16 4:00 @Mountain Empire Tuesday, May 20 3:30 - Borrego Wednesday, May 21 3:30 - Lutheran ! May 16 & 17 - 3rd Annual Julian Wild & Scenic Film Festival ,,.,. , : ............ : ....... . ,r LVihllill '; . . . Ic www.julianfilmfestival.com Ei:l'C8'Tn0merce  Fiddling Returns to Town .all May 31 st ................ ............. CSOTFi District 7 Fiddle and Picking Contest I