Sunday, December 27, 2009

Barry Martin Plays Didgeridoo on Upcoming Alphanaut Album

Mark Alan of LA Outback just finished recording his debut full length album titled "Out of Orbit". Barry Martin came in to play didgeridoo on one song titled "AL 424-15" and this video is of the recording session done in fall 2009.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Will Thoren Yeti Didgeridoos

Will Thoren is featured on a didjeridu using his very own technique of playing on instruments he's named Yeti Didgeridoos. The Yeti didj was conceived and researched for over a year by Will, meticulously crafting each instrument so the fundamental drone can be paired with a lower drone in the same key by loosening your lips while playing.

Will demos his key of G Yeti didjeridu in LA Outback's Tiki Hut stage. This didgeridoo was made out of a felled cottonwood branch found near his home.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Michael Jackson Plays Didgeridoo For Jake Brown

When Michael Jackson was here during the summer of 2008 we filmed him teaching professional skateboarder Jake Brown how to play didgeridoo. This clip was from our behind the scenes footage as the MTV camera crews filmed Jake for a reality program.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

DidgeriDome - Didgeridoo Experience in Joshua Tree California - June 20th and 21st

June 20 and 21, 2009

Didgeridoo Experience
Joshua Tree, California

It's true... a weekend didge fest returns to Joshua Tree!

L.A.Outback welcomes you to a sonic experience that weaves the ancient sound of the didgeridoo with the wondrous "out of this world" vibrational acoustics of the Integratron. For those of you unfamiliar with the Integratron you're in for quite a surprise. This dome-shaped structure is the only all-wood acoustically perfect sound chamber in the U.S. And not only does it offer the most enthralling space for playing musical instruments, but the building has a history, mythos, and following in a class of its own.

Take a moment to visit the Integratron's website, and get your tickets early because this event will sell out quickly as it's limited to 200 people.

Join the gathering of beautiful folks, didgeridoo tones, flutes and drums for the summer solstice! Bring your didge, come for the healing, music and relaxation, and camp under the brilliant night sky.

Tyler Spencer's Primal Tones
Saturday night concert + Sunday 1 hour Workshop
Randy "Malibu Healer" Bruck
Didgeridoo healings inside the Integratron
The Integratron Sound Bath
Saturday & Sunday
Jam Sessions in the 'Tron!
Saturday & Sunday
LA Outback
Didgeridoos, Lessons, and Aboriginal Art
Fire performers Saturday night
Open mike Sunday on the outside stage

Where: Situated on 10 acres at 2477 Belfield Boulevard, Landers, CA 92285. There will be on-site camping, but several inns and motels in Joshua Tree are nearby as well.


Phone: 760-364-3126


Saturday & Sunday
with overnight camping $80
Saturday only 2pm-10pm $40
Sunday only 12noon-4pm $20

Monday, May 4, 2009

Isle of Wight DidgHeadRadio Festival: August 7th – 9th

Here's some information about a cool new didj fest for those of you across the pond.

The first Isle of Wight DidgHeadRadio Festival from August 7th –9th, 2009

If you are looking for a festival with a difference this summer then head to the Isle of Wight with Red Funnel for the DidgHeadRadio Festival from 7th –9th August. The quirky music festival is the first of its kind to be held on the Island and will showcase the best contemporary didgeridoo and acoustic music from the UK and abroad.

Set at Calbourne Water Mill in the picturesque countryside of the West Wight, the festival boasts an eclectic musical entertainment program. Over the weekend digi devotees can take part in a wide range of interactive workshops, from learning to play the didgeridoo, samba drum or jaw harp to throat singing and human beatboxing.

The festival is very family friendly with children encouraged to join in the musical fun. Guests also enjoy access to the Water Mill, one of the oldest in the country, where you can explore the grounds, row down the stream, have a go at croquet and petanque and witness the traditional milling process.

Tickets are available online at the Red Funnel
website and cost £47.50 for an adult weekend camping ticket and £17.50 for a day ticket, including all postage and admin fees.

Visit the official DidHeadRadio Festival site for more info!

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Ondrej Smeykal - Solo Didgeridoo at LA Outback

Didgeridoo genius Ondrej Smeykal came by LA Ouback during his recent tour through the western US. We had a great time hanging with him and promoting both of his shows that LA Outback and Chad Butler put together. Here's a clip of a solo didgeridoo piece Ondrej performed in our Tiki Hut, which is becoming a happening spot to perform didj.

You can find heaps of other great clips featuring Ondrej Smeykal over on Youtube. If you want to pick up a copy of Ondrej's Didgeridoo Solo 1 or 2 stop to grab a copy.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Singing Sticks Didgeridoo Music Festival

For anyone reading this blog living in the UK or Europe, here's a didgeridoo Festival we wanted to make you aware of.

Singing Sticks Didgeridoo Music Festival
July 10th, 11th, 12th 2009 in Northamptonshire, England

The Festival will be held at:
The Overstone Scout Camp,
Billing Lane, Overstone, Northampton, NN6 0AF

The venue offers woodland and large flat fields aswell as lots of areas for performances, jams or workshops and there is a large outdoor ampi-theatre with a fire pit for evening performances and get togethers.

Get information at the official website

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Steve Roach and Hearts of Space Radio

The first time I remember hearing a didgeridoo was in 1988 on a syndicated radio program called "Hearts of Space". The music, by ambient electronic composer Steve Roach, is now a spacemusic classic titled "Dreamtime Return". And while the didgeridoo playing is a bit sparse on this double CD, it certainly struck a sonic chord in me that left a lasting impression.

Hearts of SpaceThese days I've been in communication with both Steve Roach, as well as the producer of "Hearts of Space", Stephen Hill. For those of you unfamiliar with the work of either of these two very talented and engaging fellas, I recommend that you visit their websites and take in what they have to offer.

I'm a long-time subscriber of "Hearts of Space" online where you can listen to over 700 one hour radio programs on demand. There are several shows dedicated to the didgeridoo, and the website is so easy to navigate. When you've got the time, visit and hear what I mean.

Dreamtime ReturnSteve Roach has been a huge inspiration to me for many years, and "Dreamtime Return" is still one of my muses. It's the music I'm listening to as I write this, 20 years after hearing it for the first time. Steve has over 30 albums with an international fan base. If you have the chance to see him perform live don't miss it. Every show is completely improvised mixing electronic and acoustic instruments with found objects. His website is robust and you can support him directly by purchasing online while you're there. Visit Steve's site at

Steve Roach and Stephen Hill provided the original inspiration for my interest in the didgeridoo. This music keeps me somewhat grounded and fairly sane. Stephen distills the genre well by calling it "Slow Music for Fast Times". Thank you both so much.

Good vibes,

LA Outback

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ondrej Smeykal - 2 Live Shows in Los Angeles!

Sunday, March 15, 2009
3 PM Workshop, 7 PM Concert
Where: Earth and Sky Lodge
5521 S. Grosvenor Blvd, LA, CA 90066
Phone: 310.306.4960

Thursday, March 19, 2009
8:00 PM Concert
Where: Cornell Winery, 29975 Mulholland Hwy, Cornell, CA 91301
Phone: 310.306.4960

Reserve online Click Here or call
L.A.Outback on (818) 985-8359
For more on Ondrej Click Here to visit his website.

L.A.Outback is hosting two shows of uplifting and meditative sounds with didgeridoo wunderkind Ondrej Smeykal. He will also present a workshop around his playing philosophies and techniques at the first of these two dates. Ondrej is a gifted didgeridoo player based from the Czech Republic revered for his unique playing style. This is a rare opportunity to experience Ondrej performing here in southern California.

Both settings are well suited acoustically; one is a yoga studio and the other is an art gallery/wine tasting space. Join us for one or both of his live shows! And don't miss his Workshop on March 15 if you want to be truly inspired, as Ondrej has developed a most unique set of playing techniques and he's willing to share.

Chad Butler is tour managing and he'll be at both gigs as well. Will Thoren is our co-host for the Cornell Winery gig and he'll be opening for Ondrej at that show with his own didge stylings.

Friday, February 6, 2009

William Barton and Will Play Didgeridoo

LA Outback was thrilled to be visited by William Barton last month when he was in Los Angeles performing with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at UCLA's Royce Hall.

William Barton has been honored with the title as one of Australia's finest didgeridoo players of traditional style, and the preeminent didgeridoo player in the classical world. Our good friend Will Thoren arranged for us to meet William here at the house and we're totally appreciative of his efforts to bring us together.

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Lapse In Didgeridoo Blog Entries

Dear Didgeridoo Enthusiasts,

So there has been a large gap in blog entries, 4 months to be exact. So much happened the later part of 2008 that it was difficult for me to keep up with maintaining the didgeridoo blog posts. Well back at it and will be scouring the web for didgeridoo related news and events.

Thanks for staying tuned and keep on didjin'