New Album Coming June 17
Will You Stay

‘Will You Stay’ is a collection of songs made to aid in the alchemy of a broken heart. When you are weary of the world, may these songs provide a little sanctuary. Close your eyes, feel the warmth of your hand over your heart and know you are not alone and are holding a heart of gold.” The album was recorded in Long Beach at The Compound Studio, and features Antoine Arvizu, Lono Archambault, Lili de la Mora-Archambault, Heather Sommerhauser, Matt Hill, R. Scott Dibble, Slam, Joy Shannon and Fernando Perdomo. 

Will You Stay
JUNE 18 · 6:30P
Rancho Los Cerritos · Long Beach, Calif

Happening Saturday, June 18th in Long Beach, California: Alyssandra Nighswonger celebrates the release of her new album, “Will You Stay”, at the historic Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach, CA. This will be a lush event to delight the senses! The audience is invited to gather under the towering Moreton Bay Fig trees, to be surrounded by the green landscape of the rancho and to experience the full sounds of the album. It will be a dreamy listening experience, complete with haunting harmonies, vibraphone and Melotron. The event also features poet, Derrick Brown, and musician, Ellen Warkentine. Doors will open at 6:30pm, with the show beginning promptly at 7pm. Presale tickets are available now. 

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Derrick C. Brown is a novelist, comedian, poet, and storyteller. He is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne. He is the owner and president of Write Bloody Publishing, which Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent poetry presses in the country.” He is the author of eight books of poetry and four children’s books. The New York Times calls his work “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words.” He lives in Los Angeles.


Ellen Warkentine is a theatrical multi-instrumentalist composer/performer from Long Beach, CA, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her melodic work references avant-pop, early jazz, and vaudeville; her influences include Kurt Weill, Bjork, and Stephin Merritt. She is a long-time collaborator with the award-winning Four Larks Theatre. She is co-creator and composer of the absurd “fauxpera” LOLPERA, and has written music and musical directed for productions at The Garage Theatre in Long Beach, The Long Beach Playhouse, UCB, and Four Clowns, among others. She is currently at Gallatin NYU receiving an Interdisciplinary MA in music, theatre, and digital ritual. She is a proud teaching artist who has spent 15 years serving communities of LAUSD.


Will You Stay Album Release Show

Saturday June 18

Doors open at 6:30pm

Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807

$10 General Admission

$25 VIP: includes poster, drink ticket and a copy of the new “Will You Stay” album with a choice of CD or Cassette.