Fireside Concerts

Borchard Community Center
190 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park, CA
(Corner of Borchard and Reino)
Please Contact Our Office For More Details,  805.381.2791


Show will be held in Fireside Room of Community Center
Show will start at 7:30pm, Doors will open at 6pm for Ticket Purchases

$10 per Ticket, Adults only - No children please


September 11, 2015

Third Year Reunion,
Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements, Tom Corbett Trio, and John Zipperer and Friends

Artist Bio's: 

  Enter the room a stranger and instantly find yourself another one of John Zipperer’s friends. Known for his upbeat spin on Acoustic Americana Music, John Zipperer and his band “John Zipperer & Friends” have entertained folks across the country with witty lyrics and touching tunes.  After years of working as a musician and instructor at the world renowned Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Ca., playing with greats such as Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge), Dave Sutton (Lucinda Williams, Melissa Etheridge), Doan Perry (Jethro Tull), began working as a Hollywood actor/stuntman.  John returned his creative roots, and started working as a singer/songwriter, inspiring the title song of his first CD, “Full Circle”.

Tracy Newman grew up in Los Angeles and started playing guitar at 14, usually sitting on the diving board of her family’s pool, strumming for hours each day. In the early 70s, she joined an improv class taught by Gary Austin, which soon became The Groundlings. Tracy is a founding member of The Groundlings where she performed, taught and directed. It was at the Groundlings that Tracy met her future TV writing partner, Jonathan Stark. Their first staff job was on “Cheers,” followed by “Bob” (Bob Newhart), “The Nanny,” “Ellen” and “The Drew Carey Show.” In 1997 Newman and Stark won an Emmy and Peabody Award for writing the groundbreaking “coming out” episode of “Ellen.” In 2001 they created the ABC comedy, "According to Jim," which ran for eight seasons. Tracy wrote songs all along, many of which were featured in those TV shows. Now she’s once again performing her music full-time. She has two CDs out: “A Place in the Sun” and “I Just See You.” The Reinforcements are Gene Lippmann, John Cartwright, Doug Knoll and Paula Fong.

Tom Corbett:  With years of instrumental accomplishments on mandolin and guitar, on stage, teaching, recording and studio work, he has accompanied numerous other artists including singer Jennifer Warnes.   Tom played with Disneyland’s Bluegrass Band, Acousticats, John McEuen, Billy  Ray Lathum (Kentucky Colonels); has 3 CD’s to his credit.

Bill Knopf:  Acknowledged grand master on the banjo, Bill has written over 20 instructional books, recorded six banjo albums including Begin the Beguine.  He has toured with Donna Douglas who played Elly May Clampet on Beverly Hillbillies also with Doc Severinsen’s Las Vegas Show.  His great banjo licks could be heard on Dukes of Hazzard TV series.

Mike Mullins: One of the West’s great guitar flatpickers, Mike is also an expert on the mandolin, has written instructional manuals and DVD’s on both instruments.  He is a member of a two well-known groups: The Cache Valley Drifters and The Hay Dudes.

"The best entertainment bargain in the Conejo Valley just might be the Fireside Concert series at the Borchard Community Center in Newbury Park presented by Bob and Penny Kroll and sponsored by the Conejo Recreation and Park District. (Think open mike night in the Greenwich Village coffee houses of the 1960s.)" 
Thousand Oaks Acorn, September 2011