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Fields of Eden

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Fields of Eden is an Acoustic Rock Band that plays the classic rock hits covering the last three decades. This fun loving group delivers timeless songs just the way you first heard them and cover artists like ELP, Todd Rundgren, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Coldplay, The Verve Pipe, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles… a mixed bag of songs and something for everybody.

Fields of Eden’s members are The Edenfields: Lead singer/guitarist, Kiki Wow, whose engaging vocals and rhythm guitar hit a delightful and familiar chord that has audiences tapping and singing along from the first song on. Drummer and mix engineer, Greg Edenfield, whose timing and drum chops puts the right rhythm and pocket to every song. Greg is really fun to watch on his plethora of drum kits he has collected and built.

Mark Whittington has been "serving the song" for more than 40 years. He began playing the bass in Berkeley and played in bands around the Bay Area, Portland and Monterey -- including Blue with Steve Snider. A dozen years ago, he followed a day job to the Neon Desert, where he managed coverage of the Las Vegas entertainment scene for the daily newspapers. He moonlighted as the bassist for the West Coast Travelers, playing everywhere from casino lounges to biker bars then moved back to the Monterey Peninsula in June. We trade off lead guitar players with Stewart Pilkenton who performs with several local bands when Steve Snider, owner of the fabulous Carmel Magazine is out of town printing this monster lifestyle magazine. Both are awesome guitar players and excellent people. We are very fortunate to have both very capable players join us when their busy schedule permits.


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I couldn’t be more excited to share with you my own music. I feel more comfortable holding the spotlight on others for sure - but I was able to get some songs out of me that were long overdue to get out.

It’s quite a process to record an album, mix it and master it. I have Greg Edenfield to thank for that - I am so grateful how it turned out - all I can say it grab your headphones so you can hear sound like its suppose to sound!

Wow - also thanks to Guitar Bob, Jeff Covell on bass, Dave Holodiloff on Mandolin, Kenny Stahl on Flute, Butch Carlson on Drums (he’s in L.A.) and well, its just gonna be electrifying for me.

Linda Arceo & Friends

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This is a wonderful acoustic trio - violinist Laurel Thomsen, cellist ________ and guitarist, vocalist, Linda Arceo. Fabulous night of harmonies and good energy.

Kiki Wow & Friends

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Always great fun featuring different musicians from Monterey County to add to the flavorful sounds and songs of Kiki Wow, as well as many classic covers that are all time favorites. We have a really great time and hope you will join us.

The Jade Shack Kids of CV

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Six months ago, I put up a flyer to teach guitar lessons at the Fro-n-Joe Yogurt Shoppe in Carmel Valley. In less than a week, I got a call from the coolest lady, Plasha Will, who lined up five kids for a group lesson! I asked Greg Edenfield to help me teach so we anxiously went to meet five of the most incredible kids we’ve ever had the honor of introducing music to.

Hayden decided he wanted to play bass; Rocco decided he had to play drums and is adding the mandolin; Stella plays guitar and surprised us with her super vocals when she stepped out of her shyness; Eva is the clever songwriter and plays the ukelele and now that they know three chords, it’s on! We went back to the Fro-n-Joe for a concert last Sunday and packed the deck under the giant oak tree. Everyone was enjoying their colorful cups of frozen yogurt while the students played songs like Eleanor Rigby, Horse With No Name, Slip Sliding Away, etc., and the response was overwhelming. It was one of the most special concerts I’ve ever put on because of the shear joy of passing on the love of music to these gifted kids and their receiving such a positive response of onlookers joining the party and singing along.

The only thing lacking at the gig was a P.A. because there were so many people there, so we’ll be doing another show Friday at Trailside Cafe from 6-7pm in Carmel Valley through a sound system so the kids can hear themselves amplified. Joining us will be another group of kids from Marina that started lessons about 4 months ago: Aden (lead guitar), his brother, Owen (keys) and Eliza (guitar/vocals). All of the vocals are so pure and in key, you won’t believe your ears. Funny how some seeds a few months ago has changed my life so dearly! Not only is my life enriched by these young kids grasping songs with enthusiasm, a relationship has developed between all of the families. We look forward to meeting weekly for lessons and dinner. The fellowship is so natural and bonding - who knew a little flyer in the yogurt shoppe could reap so much goodness now present in our lives?

Steven Mann

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Kiki Wow

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“Surprisingly very original, acoustic-vibed, soft rock music with lyrics that stay with you long after the song is over" is how L.A. Musician Magazine described the sound of singer/songwriter, Kiki Wow. Kiki performs regularly solo as well as with some of the best musicians in throughout the Monterey Peninsula and Carmel Valley. She also produces many successful music concerts, benefits, festivals and promotes the power of music. Kiki is a multi-genre music lover, promoter and performer who writes and sings songs and enjoys producing concerts. Kiki plays bass and guitar and believes the fun of the whole music life is hanging with her band mates.

Richard Bryant

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Truly a giant in the vocal world and a legend in Monterey as an engineer, producer and vocalist.