Ventura Music Festival – Ventura CA

VMF at the Drive-In

Tickets priced per car: $50-$170 (2 people per car)

It’s supergroup J2B2’s first Drive-In concert, too!  Join them for “American roots music at its finest.” Concert at 8 pm. No concessions, but doors open at 6:30 pm for guests to enjoy pre-concert picnics and refreshments they’ve purchased on own.  

J2B2 is acclaimed for “warmth and storytelling” along with incomparable songwriting and harmony vocals. These best string players in the world” are led by John Jorgenson,  joined by fellow music legends Herb Pedersen, Mark Fain and Patrick Sauber. Jorgenson and Pedersen are founders (with Chris Hillman) of the formative country rock group Desert Rose Band.

Here’s John in our Music Connects series giving us a sampling of J2B2.

John Jorgenson portrayed Django Reinhardt in the 2004 Hollywood feature film Head in the Clouds and won a Grammy© in 2008 for Best Country Instrumental with Brad Paisley (he was also nominated for Best Bluegrass Album with Earl Scruggs).

Herb Pedersen was a member of legendary bluegrass band The Dillards as well as bluegrass super-group Old and In the Way. A sought-after singer and musician, he has worked with such music legends as Gram Parsons, John
Prine, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Tony Rice and Jackson Browne.

Mark Fain has toured and recorded as bass player for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for 13 years as well as the Dixie Chicks, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Allison Krauss and Dolly Parton. He’s also produced many artists in jazz, country, bluegrass and gospel genres.

Patrick Sauber has quickly made a name for himself in the world of bluegrass and old time music. Equally adept on guitar, mandolin and banjo, he has toured with Peter Rowan and Laurie Lewis.