Updated: Apr 25, 2021
The Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center's "Anything Goes Happy Hour, Episode #15" - on July 5th, 2020, featuring guests Ray Weston, Jesse Miller, and D. Miner.
Ray is currently the official drummer for multi-platinum rock legends Iron Butterfly, who have sold over 30 million records to date. He is a 30+ year veteran of the British Pop scene and a consummate professional touring drummer, educator, and producer whose credits are too numerous to mention, perhaps best known for his ten years touring worldwide with Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash, and now, teaching his craft out of Laguna Beach.
“I don’t like normalness…” Jesse developed his style and personal vision of fantasy growing up in Costa Mesa, California where he was influenced by 1970’s surf style influences at an early age. His client list includes the top surf companies of all time, including Quiksilver, Billabong, Gotcha, and others. In 1994 he founded and continues Green Sun, a well-respected underground design company. Today, Jesse focuses on creating multi-medium works of fine art as well as commissioned pieces.
Says D: “We took our name from a Dylan Thomas poem and, in the winter of 2001, set out to create our own brand of roots music – dubbed ‘American Swamp.’ We tap everything from Roots Rock and Roll, Blues and Motown, to Americana, Cajun, and Gospel. Imagine if the Stones came from Louisiana…they might sound like us”.