Friday, February 17, 2017

John York, Carlo Olson, Kai Clark, Peter Lewis - Gene Clark Tribute Concert

Tribute to the music of Gene Clark
Friends of the Library Found raising concert
Kai Clark, Carla Olson, John York, Peter Lewis
Saturday, February 25, 8pm, $25
South Pasadena Library Community Room
1100 Oxley Street South Pasadena,CA 91030

John York, Billy Darnell & Chad Watson
Friday, March 10, 2017, 8pm  $20
The Coffee Gallery Back Stage
2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001
Reservations: 626-798-6236

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Roger McGuinn Box Set Released

Roger McGuinn's first 5 solo albums have re-released as a box set called "Original Album Classics"

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Starbyrd’s new album STARDUST is now out and available

Starbyrd’s new album STARDUST is now out and available.

Horst-Peter Schmidt, the Crown Prince of the Rickenbacker 12-string guitar has done it again, with a new CD called STARDUST.

Visit Starbyrd's website here:

Dowload the album here:

Strongly recommanded by Byrds Flyght

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gene Clark Sierra Box Set of unreleased recordings is shiiping

Yes, finally Sierra Records' release of the hybrid SACD of "Gene Clark-the Lost Studio Sessions 1964-1982"  is out and being shipped now to all the pre-release, advance order customers!  They are going out the door as fast as I can ship them. Yes, other mail order companies are also carrying the Sierra release but at a higher price and the availability at those sites is extremely limited.  I know that for a fact since their initially orders for the album were quite low and they won't be ordering again until next month.

The album will be sold out this month!  This will be your last opportunity until after the first of the year to purchase the album at the current introductory price as shipping will end for the year on December 17, 2016 and not resume until after January 7, 2017. 

Place your order now at:

Every effort will be made to ship your order as soon as possible but I am up against Christmas and shipping will be limited as a result.  So order now to avoid the last minute rush!

Coming up next month is the "Randy Meisner-Take To The Limit" vinyl only audiophile album and more surprises.

Your support is needed now more than ever so that in 2017, Sierra Records can continue to release significant, some thought lost or long out of print recordings and more!


John Delgatto, Founder/Owner

Saturday, November 19, 2016


We're celebrating Gene Clark's birthday in style!    
I have been waiting for months to have the pleasure of making the following announcement. On Thursday, November 17, 2016, on what would have been Gene Clark's 72nd birthday, Sierra Records is proud to announce that we will begin shipping our long-anticipated release, The Lost Studio Sessions 1964-1982.  

To those of you that might have been waiting until now, the current prices at the Sierra website will remain in effect ONLY until November 28, 2016 (the official commercial release date of the album).  After that date, remaining copies of the ULTIMATE LIMITED EDITION, the single hybrid SACD/CD and the 2-LP audiophile vinyl set will increase as follows:  

Ultimate Limited Edition: $94.98
Hybrid SACD: $34.98
2 LP vinyl set: $45.98
(plus shipping and handling)  

As an extra bonus, all the 2 LP vinyl records are being pressed on 200 gram vinyl, not 180 gram as originally advertised, as soon as they are sold out, the 2 LP set will revert back to 180 gram vinyl. Hurry now and place your order to take advantage of the lower prices before we sell out of the first production run!

Lastly on this topic, please be advised that any current listings that you may see on Amazon other online websites for The Lost Studio Sessions as an "import" emanate from Sierra's distributor in Japan, to whom we will be supplying product in a few weeks after December 1.  The physical copies being offered on Amazon and other sites are identical to the ones currently being sold through Sierra directly.  Sierra's North America distributor, Alliance Entertainment Corp, will be offering the album as well to it's hundreds of retailers after December 1.

Happy Birthday to Us!  
This month also marks the 45th Anniversary of this company I founded back in 1971.  I had just returned to California after spending the last part of the summer living with and traveling up and down the Eastern seaboard with Doc and Merle Watson.  With encouragement from people like Doc and Clarence White I started the mail order company, with advertisements placed in Bluegrass Unlimited and Muleskinner News magazines.  It has been a rewarding journey and a unique opportunity to share the music I love with all of you.   But rest assured we're only getting warmed up! Lots more surprises on the horizon!      
RIP Leon Russell 1942-2016  
We at Sierra Records were saddened to learn of the death of Leon Russell, a pivotal figure in rock music during the 1960s and 1970s. An extraordinary musician/singer/songwriter/arranger, Leon’s arrangements on two of the songs from Gene Clark's sessions in early 1967 appear on the new album ("Back Street Mirror"/"Don't Let It Fall Through"), and stand as ample reminders of -- and tributes to -- his musical genius.  

Finally, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding through the challenges we have faced during the making of this album. In the end I'm sure you will agree that it was indeed worth the wait.    

Very truly yours,            

John Delgatto
Sierra Records

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

John York Concerts

JOHN YORK is one of a small handful of musicians alive today who was one a member of the legendary 60s folk-rock band, The Byrds. But, he’s also played and toured with Sir Douglas Quintet, the Mamas and the Papas and Johnny Rivers. He has most recently recorded and toured with Barry McGuire along with his own band known as The Jangle Brothers featuring Chad Watson and Billy Darnell. Seeing York in concert is not only bringing classic folk-rock songs alive, but making them urgent and relevant to today.

John York Solo
Saturday, October 15, 2016 8pm $15
309 North Citrus Ave. Covina CA 91723

Tickets are available NOW at the Claremont Forum!!
John York Solo
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7pm
Advance: $12, At the door: $15
The Claremont Forum
Benefit concert for the Prison Library Project
586 West First Street Claremont, CA 91711

Friday, October 7, 2016

New STARBYRD CD to be released on November 7th.

The new Starbyrd CD “Stardust” will be out on Nov. 7th.

The album features 12 brand new original songs rich in the jingle jangle sound of the 12-string Rickenbacker guitar. 

The release of the album is scheduled for November 7th, 2016.  

Extract from the liner notes written by "Jangle On" columnist Eric Sorensen: 

Stardust is the title of the latest offering of original tunes from the ever prolific German singer/songwriter Horst-Peter Schmidt.  Also quite appropriately, Stardust continues to carry the folk-rock torch from its 60s origins to the present. The majority of the songs on Stardust are mid-tempo tunes that feature Schmidt’s chiming Rickenbacker 370RM – with the snap, crackle and pop that only this guitar’s internal compressor can generate.  Starbyrd music continues to be linked to influential folk-rock predecessors like the Byrds and Roger McGuinn, as well as other 60s artists.[…]”