A garden is supposed to be the gardener's view of paradise -- flowers and paradise both never going out of style. Singer-songwriter Camille Rose Bloom, bringing considerable flower power some years after it was fashionably groovy, will perform for her Ventura faithful Wednesday night at the Wine Rack. The next night she's in Los Angeles for a singer-songwriter showcase at Genghis Cohen Restaurant.
She sort of looks like Shane the heartbreaker from "The L Word" -- must be the spiky haircut. Bloom, however, is much more focused than that fictional female. For starters, Bloom once was a high school English teacher. The workload -- for a teacher and a touring musician -- is sort of similar. Bloom plays almost every day but hopefully her audience is more on task than high school kids, many of whom have the attention span of a butterfly sneeze.
Driving around for years on end, building her fan base one pair of ears at a time, Bloom has a most necessary characteristic for a musician: persistence. Talent is an obvious plus, but the ability to keep on keeping on may be more important in the long run.