Cedar Compher

 

Bio

Cedar is on a mission to bring clever, thought-provoking rock music back into the mainstream. With an ear for hooks and a broad musical foundation, he crafts 3-minute gems designed to move the head and touch the heart.

Growing up, Cedar's parents were professional musicians who supported the family by playing gigs across the Pacific Northwest. He played mostly piano until age 13, when his dad asked him if he would like to skip school and spend the day shopping for an electric guitar. He has since performed and recorded as a lead guitarist with a number of bands, from his home state of WA down to his current home in LA.

In late 2018, Cedar made the decision to focus his energy entirely on a solo career based around his own compositions, and has spent the past year performing and building relationships in the LA singer/songwriter scene. When it came time to find a producer for his first single, “In Between,” his decision to live in the Music Mecca paid off, as he randomly met producer Cory Churko (touring guitarist for Kelly Clarkson, fiddler for Shania Twain) at a garage sale. Cedar plays everything but the drums, so Cory connected him with legendary drum virtuoso Shane Gaalaas (B'z, Cosmo Squad, Slash) to provide a flawless backbone for the track. The result is a powerful sonic blend of soaring, soulful melodies, relentless hooks, and timeless lyrics. Cedar’s plans for 2020 include the release of his first EP and a tour of the West Coast, in addition to further establishing himself as an LA artist on the rise.

New single, "In Between" out Nov. 23rd on all major platforms-

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Performances

Upcoming

  • 11/29...Featured Performer at The Fox Den, Glendale, CA

  • 12/31...New Year's Eve Party, Longmire Visitor's Center, Ashford, WA

Past

  • 9/28...Sawtelle House Show, West Los Angeles, CA

  • 9/14...Mar Vista Art Walk, Mar Vista, CA

  • 6/23... Featured Performer at Dwell and Create, Los Angeles, CA

  • 6/22... Erotica Poetry Night, Gravlax, Marina Del Rey, CA

  • 4/18... Art, Music, Painting, Poetry, Buckwild Gallery, Mar Vista, CA

  • 4/7...Milestones and Mingle,  Buckwild Gallery, Mar Vista, CA

  • 3/21...Flowers, Romance, and Poetry, Sincerely Vave, Pasadena, CA

  • 3/3...Ciclavia, Alana's Coffee Roasters, 12511 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

 

Contact

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