One of my most favoritest DJ’s is Dori Donoho at KLRR 101.7 in Bend, Oregon. (Along with her husband Doug.) She is a true champion of regional music with her “Homegrown” show, making sure the best of the Northwest gets heard in the High Desert.
I lucked out being friends with her, because her daughter, a fine country singer-songwriter lives down here in the Hollywood area. Her name is Lisa Pollock.
She hosts an open mic at the The Park Bar & Grill in Burbank (a town with recording studios on every block.)
I mentioned before that I plan to play a million of these things, so I can work my new stuff out, make some music friends, and book some gigs.
Dori has been trying to get Lisa and I on the same planet for ages. Meeting her for the first time was definitely not anti-climactic. In the words of Billy Joel, “She has a way about her.” Smart, lovely, funny and poised, and a quality performer, as I found out when she kicked things off at the open mic.
As a new-kid-in-town (seriously, at my age? the new kid?), I’m soaking up her aid & info which she offers in generous portions.