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Carmageddon: Traveling band gives impromptu concert above 405

July 16, 2011 |  6:55 pm


The LTG Brothers, a reggae and bluegrass band from Bellingham, Wash., were passing through the Mulholland Drive bridge detour Saturday afternoon when they spotted a crowd of journalists and onlookers watching the demolition work.

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On a whim, the three band members pulled over at the public viewing area on Skirball Center Drive, unloaded their violin, guitar and bongo drums, and started to play. And for about 30 minutes, the crowd danced.

"It was all in the timing," said Dave Moore, who accompanied the band. "We just stopped and saw the crowd and started playing."


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-- Ashlie Rodriguez on the Mulholland Drive bridge

Photo: Fiddle player James Letorgeon, drummer Chuck Pendley and guitarist Morgan Letorgeon of The LTG Brothers perform for the people in the public viewing area at the 405 Freeway closure. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times