The Black Whiskey Union joins three American songwriters into one vintage pop rock outfit. With Members from Ohio, Texas, and California, The Black Whisky Union celebrates their recordings with one-off singles, EPs, LPs, and live concert Blu-ray/CD combos. In the spirit of the 1970s, think Fleetwood Mac, Carole King, Eagles, and Pink Floyd, to newer artists like Amy Winehouse and John Mayer – we aspire to become a warm blanket escape for your ears, providing you with varied colors of warm tonal goodness. We love connecting heartfelt stories, complemented by melodies that will haunt you days after consumption. More importantly, we are a real band, we play all of the instruments, and we record, produce, and mix everything ourselves in our own homes in Southern California.
Carol McArthur has a big heart, a gentle spirit, and an angelic voice. Early on, and deeply ensconced in the private school experience unique to the suburbs of Los Angeles, she found there was a tremendous excitement in the act of performance and found a new home in the company of an audience. Ever since, Carol has been performing in various arrangements on many CDs and has been the vocal guest lending accompaniment to some of her distinguished colleagues’ projects, such as Mumbo’s Brain, Chris Poland Rare Tracks, and Two Separate Gorillas. Carol was the lead singer in Music for Chameleons and co-fronted Black Cadence with Jamila Ford. She has also sung backup vocals in the studio and performed live with several talented and prestigious people in the industry.
Clare Means stands out as a performer due to the unconventional path she has taken. Always a hustler, Clare has made a name for herself as one of LA’s most popular, hardest-working street performers. She’s built a dedicated following by being one of the very few performers to perform almost exclusively original music. While most depend on covers to stop foot traffic, Clare learned to work on her songwriting craft and challenged herself to capture audiences using her own songs. Clare’s street performances are musical experiments in which she interacts with the colorful and chaotic scene of the environment. Since 2015, Clare began livestreaming her daily performances on Periscope, now being one of the most popular musicians on the platform. Clare has independently sold thousands of copies of her albums through her livestreaming, street performances, and while playing shows at various venues across Los Angeles and touring the US, Canada, and Europe.
Valley Cultural Foundation has been supporting Emerging Artists for the last three (3) years, providing them a means to perform in a live, professional, established concert setting where they can promote and refine their talents.
In an effort to continue its Emerging Artist program, and in compliance with the 2020 restrictions for live music due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VCF has created “Concerts on the Couch”. This online series is a way to entertain safely and promote this year’s Emerging Artists.
Valley Cultural Foundation will release one video block per week, featuring songs by three emerging artists, and will continue to release a new video each week throughout the summer.