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The Meditations 

 



ROOTS ROCK REGGAE

Wed. Nov. 22 at 8pm

Advanced online ticket sales are $20


$20 at the door | Dancing, ages 21 +

 

As part of the foundation of reggae music, Ansel “Meditation” Cridland has over forty years producing, writing, arranging, and performing for fans all over the world. As leader of the legendary trio(The Meditations) Ansel and his fellow band members performed at the historical ONE LOVE PEACE CONCERT, held April, 22nd 1978, at the request of Bob Marley.  Legends like Jimmy Cliff, Sly and Robbie, Philip Smart, Willie Lindo and Gregory Isaac are a few of the people that Ansel has worked with. These contributions have sculpted the sound of Roots Rock Reggae over the years.  Making The Meditations a fundamental and essential part of reggae music.

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.meditationsmusic.com/media.html

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Random Rab plus KR3TURE

 



Music that is patently beautiful and melodic, powerful and unique – a sonic exploration. Let's dance. 

Fri. Nov. 24 at 9pm

Advanced online ticket sales are $18

 $18 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Random Rab is the musical brainchild of producer, instrumentalist, and singer Rab Clinton.  To learn more about Rab and the music, check out the documentary Visurreality  Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as “The Master of Emotion” his music is patently beautiful and melodic.

KR3TURE:  Santa Cruz multi-instrumentalist and producer, creating sounds with feral fauna, Saqi, the Human Experience.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://randomrab.com/ and Rab video at  https://youtu.be/DxhBKfetvmo and https://soundcloud.com/kr3ture

 

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Naked Bootleggers plus Windy Hill


 



Love of traditional  bluegrass meets a fresh Bootlegger approach to Old Time Music

Sat. Nov. 25 at 8pm

Advanced online ticket sales are $10$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Naked Bootleggers:  Local favorites from the Santa Cruz Mountains bring a fresh approach to OLD TIME MOUNTAIN MUSIC. Reviving the standards of yesterday while writing standards for tomorrow, local musicians Don Mackessy (banjo), Ona Stewart(guitar), S.T. Young(guitar, washboard, harmonica), James Mackessy (bass), Jeremy Lampel (mandolin) are bridging the gap between old time and contemporary music with captivating vocal harmonies, lyrical creativity and that high lonesome sound of old.

Windy Hill: It's immediately evident at a Windy Hill show that the band is excited about bluegrass music and have big fun picking and singing. They're becoming increasingly well-known – and are winning awards – for their entertaining performances.  Windy Hill began years ago as an idea in a Menlo Park (CA) High School wood shop class, where two 17-year-old friends sat around their work station sanding their projects and talking about live music. They discovered a mutual love for the songs of Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, and Jimmy Martin and set out to learn to play and sing traditional music

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/The-Naked-Bootleggers-343579009074534/ and http://windyhillbluegrass.com

 

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Petunia & The Vipers plus Miss Lonely Hearts

 



Roots rocking and balladeering yodeling, 30's, 40's, 50's jazz, jugband, Americana , French Mexican, Cajun & More

Thu. Nov. 30 at 8pm

Advanced online ticket sales are $10
$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Petunia & The Vipers formed in 2007, starting out as a sometimes-band, playing locally on the west coast.  Things really got going for the group in 2009 when they began touring the US west coast, and recorded the bed tracks for their first album at the Sound Factory in Hollywood.  Little by little, the album was added to and perfected, and in 2012 they released the self-titled album “Petunia & The Vipers” officially, to rave reviews and frenzied fans.  Since it's release the band has gone on to tour across parts of Canada, playing summer festivals and sold out shows, as well as several tours throughout the UK, and a regular circuit from Vancouver to Los Angeles, playing cities and towns down the west coast.  In 2014, Petunia released a new album titled “Inside of You”, which features three backing bands, including the Vipers, a Roma-Swing ensemble, and an alt-country group of prominent Vancouver musicians.  The album's release was commemorated with a Petunia & The Vipers release show in Vancouver and a summer of playing shows at festivals across the country.

Miss Lonely Hearts : Miss Lonely Hearts is a five-piece (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel/ fiddle, drums, upright bass) Honky Tonk band from Santa Cruz. Miss Lonely Hearts recorded their 4th full length album “Lost Highway” in the spring of 2016.In 2015 the boys went on their first USA tour and played over 150 shows in the last 2 years. They frequently tour the Pacific Northwest and recently toured with “The Devil Makes Three” incl. 2 shows in Canada.

Artist sites and sounds: http://petuniaandthevipers.com and http://misslonelyheartsband.com

 

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Trace Bundy



Astonishing guitarist: 35,000,000 (yes, 35 Million) YouTube views to date

Fri. Dec. 1 at 8pm

Advanced online ticket sales are $20
$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Trace Bundy's music must be seen to be believed, using harmonics, looping, and multiple capos to confound even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers. Trace's witty banter and stage presence delivers an unforgettable live concert experience. Bundy's unique career has brought him across the world, with sold-out concerts in 26 countries and counting — from high-tech performance halls in South Korea and Italy, to remote villages in Zimbabwe and Guatemala. He has independently sold over 99,000 albums on his record label, Honest Ninja Music. His video clips circulate virally at astonishing speed, with over 35,000,000 YouTube views to date.

Artist sites and sounds:    www.tracebundy.com

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Shady Groove plus The Real Sarahs



Bonafide 20 year old Jerry Garcia Band experience

Sat. Dec. 2 at 8pm

Advanced online ticket sales are $17
$17 door dance ages 21 +

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Shady Groove: Steeped in the musical history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Shady Groove delivers an invigorating dose of funky blues and jazz-infused rock and R&B. It is good-time dance music that draws from a diversity of American popular genres, and incorporates elements of gospel, reggae and other world music. Lengthy, improvisational flights through a wide range of musical styles provide the inspiration for high-spirited crowds whose kinetic dance-floor energy serves as a vibrant counterpart to the musical journey transpiring on stage.

The Real Sarahs: With organic harmonies that enchant and uplift the spirit, The Real Sarahs share their special gift of vocal synergy. Embracing many genres of music, you are likely to hear threads of folk, blues, and country running through their songs. Singing from the stories of their own life journeys and experiences, their original music is honest, evocative, and heartfelt.

Artist sites and sounds: http://matthartlemusic.com/shady-groove and www.facebook.com/TheRealSarahs/

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KPIG HUMBUG HOEDOWN
The T Sisters
plus Carolyn Sills Combo

 



It's the return of the KPIG Humbug Hoedown with a very special night of acoustic music

Sun. Dec. 3 at 7pm
$15 at door ONLY, or $10 w/ donation of at least five cans of people or pet food seated <21 w/parent

It's the return of the KPIG Humbug Hoedown. Opening will be a very special acoustic set by Carolyn Sills Combo acoustic and headlining will be the T Sisters.  This is a reservations or tickets at the door only show. Tickets are $15 at the door, or $10 w/ a donation of at least five cans of people or pet food, for the Second Harvest Food Bank and the food locker for low income pet owners at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. 

The T Sisters: Just the sisters in a very special acoustic presentation. The T Sisters, born and raised in California and now based in the creative hub of Oakland, embody harmony. It's in their blood, bones, and history. Erika, Rachel and Chloe have been singing and writing music together since childhood, and the lifetime of practice shows. The three sisters' inventive songwriting is supported by their own acoustic instrumentation and their sound represents a continuum of music, from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana.

Carolyn Sills Combo : The last show for The Carolyn Sills Combo in the Santa Cruz area for 2017! In lieu of their popular ‘Santa is Real' show this year, The Combo is thrilled to join the KPIG Humbug Hoedown with an acoustic set of their original western swing tunes, as well as some original and classic Christmas songs, to help get everyone into the holiday spirit. "Sills and her eclectic combo took to the stage like old pros, as their professional, fun and charming manner won the crowd over in a heartbeat. This is by far one of the coolest shows I've been to in quite a while." – Paste Magazine

Artist sites and sounds:   http://tsisters.com and www.carolynsills.com

 

Nora Jane Struthers

 



Blurring the lines between folk, roots, and rock -- Nora Jane Struthers' new album is “Champion”

Mon. Dec. 4 at 7:30pm
  $15 door seated <21 w/parent

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Nora Jane Struthers:  Great vulnerability is often part and parcel of great artistry. The songs that last decades and weave themselves into the fabric of listeners' lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear. Nora Jane Struthers' new album Champion is built on these kinds of songs. The 13-song collection is the follow-up to 2015's Wake, which earned Struthers acclaim from major outlets like NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country, and “Fresh Air.” Struthers wrote and recorded the album with her longtime road band the Party Line, and the chemistry between her and the other players is palpable. The album, produced by Neilson Hubbard in Nashville, is full to the brim with stellar musicianship, unexpected arrangements that blur the lines between folk, roots, and rock, and an audible sense that everyone in the studio is having a damn good time. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.norajanestruthers.com

 

Gypsy Soul

 



“---they forge a musical journey of deep questions, curiosities and illuminations.” - Sue Ennis (Heart Multi-Platinum Songwriter) 

Wed. Dec. 6 at 7:30pm
 $17 at the door seated <21 w/parent

Gypsy Soul: Authentic and excellence are the words most often used to describe Gypsy Soul and their music. The duo's multicultural heritage helps inform both their message and sound, attracting audiences with their soulful blend of Roots, Pop, Blues, Soul and Jazz.  Their wistful story began in Scotland when Roman Morykit (UK) and Cilette Swann (Canada/US) made a promise to each other to make both their living and their lives from their art.   

"They are a truly unique sound. Cilette takes "Hallelujah" to a new place!"  - Aaron Neville

"--- one of the most brilliantly instrumented and vocally adept bands alive and kicking.” - Orange County Weekly 

Artist sites and sounds: www.gypsysoul.com

 

WINTERDANCE CELTIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Molly's Revenge, Christa Burch, The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers

 



Thu. Dec. 7 at 7:30pm
$22 door seated <21 w/parent

"A seriously joyous, masterly musical experience." -- Tom Clancy, Irish Music Magazine

Join Molly's Revenge and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with the Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers for an evening of music, song, and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new from many lands, all played with a Celtic twist. You'll have an opportunity to join in and sing some of your favorite carols, and our dancing guests will surely set your toes tapping. Born of the timeless tradition of the all-night music session, Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious on-stage enthusiasm.

The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, and song -- set against a backdrop of guitar, bouzouki, and mandola accompaniment -- guarantee an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. The new Winter Dance CD featuring music from the show will be available at the concerts . Singer and bodhrán player Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate -- and instantly recognizable.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.mollysrevenge.com and www.christaburch.com

 

Fleetwood Mask 



The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Sat. Dec. 9 at 8pm
$15 door | dance ages 21 +

Fleetwood Mask is a Fleetwood Mac tribute band from the San Francisco Bay Area.  The band formed out of a mutual love and respect for Fleetwood Mac's music and story.  Replicating one of rock's most successful bands is a passion for Fleetwood Mask and each band member is committed to performing the music of Fleetwood Mac with authenticity and style.

With over 25 years of professional music and theatrical experience combined, Fleetwood Mask is dedicated to providing audiences from festivals, wineries and clubs a fun and exciting Fleetwood Mac musical experience!   Don't just take our word for it, click on the promotional video link to hear from the founder of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood.

Artist sites and sounds: http://fleetwoodmask.com

 

Mike Renwick's Holiday Deluxe

 



Dazzling synthesis of acoustic 60's and 70's folk and rock with a hard-hitting R&B horn section

Wed. Dec. 13 at 8pm
$25 door dance- ages 21+

The legacy grows with a new show every year.  Dazzling synthesis of acoustic 60's and 70's folk and rock with a hard-hitting R&B horn section.  Mike opens the evening with an acoustic set adding one musician at a time until the full blown ensemble rocks your socks off.  Enjoy holiday cheer and dig this electric & acoustic extravaganza! Mike Renwick's musical education started in Europe in 1965 playing rhythm and blues with various English bands. Mike has been touring since 1967.

Artist sites and sounds: www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikerenwick

 

SOOHAN plus KR3TURE


Adventures in world music remixing, global bass, acoustic and deep electronic ingredients

Dec. 15 at 9pm
$15 door Dance– ages 21 +   

SOOHAN has returned with his third full length album “SOOHAN- Global Gate 808.” His first two albums became an immediate internet sensation, garnering over 550K this year alone. The widespread popularity of both albums earned SOOHAN his first national tour and sets at 11 different music festivals in 2015, including sets at Camp Bisco, Infrasound Equinox, Great North a main stage set at Camp Question Mark's Emissions West Coast Bass Festival. In 2016 he was confirmed for Sonic Bloom and Lucidity Festival. 

KR3TURE ("Creature") is a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Santa Cruz, CA creating powerful and emotive music using gritty acoustic and deep electronic ingredients.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/soohanbeats/ and https://soundcloud.com/KR3TURE

 

 

The Sun Kings

 


Premiere Beatles Experience

Sat Dec. 16 at 9pm

Advanced online ticket sales are
$20 +
$3.16 service charge

$25 at the door | Dance – ages 21 +   

With a repertoire of over 150 songs and spanning the entire Beatles epoch - from Hamburg to the Rooftop - The Sun Kings shine in concert with spot-on arrangements and vocal harmonies delivered with a driving energy, joy, and vitality that recall the earliest Beatles performances.

Artist sites and sounds: http://thesunkings.com/

 

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Star La'Moan
& The Kitchenettes with Tammi Brown

 



Hot and Sizzlin' Pre-Solstice Dance Party

Wed. Dec. 20 at 7:30pm
$15 door Dance– ages 21 +   

Her name, "Star La'Moan" was created  at a songwriting contest years ago and became her "altered ego".  It is a sort of spoonerism of Marla Stone, who is a local educator, and the producer, band leader and performer of this outrageous band. Just as organic is the creation of The Kitchenettes, where she and other volunteers in the Kuumbwa Kitchen first played at their Holiday Party and have been creating those piquant sounds of New Orleans second line rhythms, Gypsy Jazz, Blues and Rock/Funk ever since.  The band's members go from 12 years old to 76 years years old, and feature bassoon, trombone, sax, trumpet  with a full raucous rhythm section. To top the evening, special guest, Tammi Brown will grace the stage!   

Artist sites and sounds: www.stonelyonsproductions.com

 

Wheelhouse
Playing the Music of The Grateful Dead

 



Celebrate the Winter Solstice Dancing to The Dead

Thu. Dec. 21 at 8pm
$10 door Dance– ages 21 +   

Grateful Dead music featuring Arindam Krishna Das, Al "Whitefeather" Astrella, Anna Maria Russo, Rob Borella, Gabe House, Richard Karst, Ryan Egbert. They all share a true Love of Grateful Dead Music and a Jones to Jam.  Inspired by Matt Hartle's GD related bands; Arindam, who is Music Director for LPRT and many other local Theatre companies, plays keys for Matt's Band Santa Cruz's Dead.  He found himself among these players who all had a desire to revel in, perpetuate, propagate and inculcate the sheer ecstasy, joy, pathos and high lonesome seminal psychedelic jug band San Francisco calliope one-of-a-kind Ragtime Rock sound of the Grateful Dead, which includes the transcendental canon of lyrics by Robert Hunter and John Barlow.  Join these dear old friends in a brand new lineup for some good 'ol Grateful Dead!

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/pg/Wheelhouse-795784060592418/about/?ref=page_internal

 

Zeppelin Live

 



The Led Zeppelin Concert Experience

Fri. Dec. 22 at 8pm
$15 door dance ages 21 +

Zeppelin Live : Experience the ultimate rock tribute to Led Zeppelin in this live musical performance starring 'Zeppelin Live,' (Fomerly 'Heartbreaker') the West Coast's most spectacular Led Zeppelin Tribute Show. 'Zeppelin Live,' is a national touring act selling out venues across the US - and their high energy stage show is not to be missed! You will believe Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham are playing right before your eyes! This ONE NIGHT ONLY special performance will feature hit selections from Led Zeppelin's legendary career spanning three decades of solid gold.

Artist sites and sounds: www.zeplive.com

 

Peppino D'Agostino & Carlos Reyes

 



Journey with these two masters and enjoy a performance that is truly unforgettable!

Thu. Dec. 28 at 7:30pm
$17 door seated <21 w/parent

A native of Italy, D'Agostino has made his considerable international mark as a musical artist on the guitar since he arrived in America 31 years ago. The readers of Guitar Player voted him Best Acoustic Guitarist!  On stage from the age of five, Carlos Reyes never ceases to amaze.  World renowned for his mastery of the Paraguayan harp and violin, Carlos' musical talents have touched the hearts and spirits of people around the world.

Two real masters of their instruments creating a musical experience that goes beyond any musical genre. Their music, together with their light hearted banter is always met with enthusiastic audience response. Take a journey with these two masters and enjoy a performance that is truly unforgettable!  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.peppinodagostino.com and  www.carlosreyesmusic.com

 

Foreverland
An Electrifying 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

 



TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE NYE THRILLER BALL

Sat. Dec. 30 at 8pm
$25 /door Dance – ages 21 +

Foreveland is a 14-piece tribute to one of the most amazing entertainers in the world, Mr. Michael Jackson.
Based in San Francisco, the group was formed in March of 2009 to honor Michael's musical genius and legendary showmanship. With four lead vocalists, four horns and a six-piece rhythm section, the ensemble is best described as a "Remarkable and Rocking Michael Jackson Revue."  Rather than be limited by a MJ impersonator and pre-recorded backing tracks, the band's unique approach is to celebrate the larger than life performances, imagination and infectious spirit of this legendary artist. The result is a fabulous and thumping 14-piece show band that pays homage to MJ's undeniable talent and timeless dance music.  And as the band likes to say, "Don't Blame It On The Sunshine, Don't Blame It On The Moonlight, Don't Blame It On The Good Times, BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE! 

Artist sites and sounds: www.foreverlandsf.com

 

New Years Eve Celebration
The China Cats 
Grateful Dead Tribute



Sun. Dec. 31 at 8:30pm
$35 door Dance – ages 21 +

China Cats:  This Bay Area tribute band performs the songs of the Grateful Dead with spirited jams that carry their own genuine personality while paying homage to their musical forefathers. The band is comprised of veterans of the Bay Area jam band scene who have studied the Dead's musical nuances in great detail without losing any of their own individuality. Lead guitarist Matt Hartle has worked with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals as well as Cast of Clowns, Front Street and Shady Groove. Rhythm guitarist Scott Cooper has worked with members of Galactic, Great American Taxi, David Nelson Band and many others. Bassist Rockin' Roger Sideman also plays with David Gans, Stu Allen and others including bluegrass legend Frank Wakefield. The band is rounded out by veteran keyboardist Steve Sofranko (Shady Groove, Burnt Toast, Workingman's Ed) and drummer Michael Owens (surfer). 

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/thechinacats

 

The Beggar Kings



Rolling Stones and Allman Bros from the same band!

Sat. Jan. 13 at 8:30pm

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$15 + $2.89 service charge

$20 at the door

The live recreation of  the classic Rolling Stones albums: The group features members and former members of acts like Doobie Brothers, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape, Destroy the Night, White Album Ensemble, Steve Marriott, Tsunami, complete with female backing vocalists. 

Artist sites and sounds:   http://www.thebeggarkings.com/


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Fareed Hague & Goran Ivanovic
Guitar Duo
7:30pm Concert

 



A Guitar Duo
Like No Other

Thu. Jan. 18 at 7:30pm
$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Fareed Hague & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo: Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance features the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations. Their music is carefully balanced between blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty. Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque recorded two CDs together, Macedonian Blues and 7 Boats, to great critical acclaim, even getting the nod as top best acoustic guitar albums 2004 from acoustic guitar magazine.

Both have both been so busy that they have not been able to play again together for years. “Ivanovic and Haque sound like committed internationalists. Their disc's liner notes emphasize the duo's mixed background -- Ivanovic has Balkan parents and he studied classical music in Salzburg; Haque is part Pakistani, part Chilean, and is as much of an eclectic as his musical partner. While their compositions draw from Macedonian folk songs and pay homage to Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, it's the pair's intricate harmonies that make Seven Boats an impressive recording. Both of these guitarists have impeccable technique, yet they are astute in choosing to go the route of minimalism and evocative uses of space. Ivanovic's title track is a great example of how to move dynamics with the right amount of subtelty.” Downbeat Magazine

Artist sites and sounds:   www.goranguitar.net/fareed_haque
_and_goran_ivanovic_guitar_duo/

 

Wild Child
Dave Brock's Doors Experience

 



A Live Re-creation of a 1960s Doors Concert
Fri. Jan. 19 at 8pm
$20 door dance ages 21 +

Wild Child - Dave Brock's Doors Experience is the Los Angeles based act with over 20 solid years of world tour experience and has flourished in the competitive L.A. Music Scene. Faithfully re-creating a live Doors Concert on stage. The music is painstakingly reproduced and combined with the voice, look and essence of Jim Morrison live on stage (performed by lead singer Dave Brock). Wild Child tries to mirror the depth, energy and emotion of The Doors concerts as they were live back in the late 1960's. The Band also utilizes the same musical instruments live as The Doors did over 40 years ago.

Wild Child performs internationally, playing to packed venues around the globe. Front man, Dave Brock, started his role as the Lizard King by grabbing the lead in the" Jim Morrison Rock Opera," produced by the late legends sister, Anna Morrison Graham. Anna personally selected Brock for the part. From there, he started the band "Wild Child," whose reputation rapidly spread from Southern California to remote areas of the world. Wild Child's first show at The Whisky a-Go-Go was on July 3rd, 1986. A long string of sell out shows at The Whisky has continued for Wild Child to this date

Artist sites and sounds:   www.wildchild.info

 

Papa's Bag
James Brown Experience

 



Soul Brother #1
Sat. Jan. 20 at 8pm
$15 door — dance ages 21 +


"PaPa'S Bag" started as a passion for the music and entertainment of "The Godfather of Soul", James Brown. It is a project very few musicians have every undertaken, because of its uniqueness and quite frankly its difficulty. All musicians in "PaPa'S BaG" are experienced in the music of "Mr. Dynamite", and have been playing it for years. 

What makes "PaPa'S BaG" unique, is its approach to staying loyal to the Soul and Funk of Mr. Brown. You see, many R&B groups will play one or two of his songs in a R&B mode. "PaPa'S BaG" plays it the way Soul Brother #1 wrote it, with the funky drums and bass, the cutting edge guitar and the jazzy soulful horns.

It is "PaPa'S BaG's pleasure to deliver the music of the Greatest Entertainer ever, Ladies and Gentlemen, "Mr. James Brown".

Artist sites and sounds:   http://www.papasbag.com/

 

GREEN LEAF RUSTLERS

 



2 sets
Tues. Jan. 23 at 9pm

by (((folkYEAH!)))


Advanced online ticket sales are
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$20 at the door


:::From the sage smoke & mists of Marin come your local purveyors of Cosmic Cali country music,
playing the dusty country classics of your dreams:::

 

 

 

 

 

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Hot Roux

 



Lou'sianna Blues Swampy Rock n'Roll
Wed. Feb. 7 at 7:30pm
$15 door — dance ages 21 +


“Hot Roux “nails it” with an authenticity that could only come from the deepest regions of the heart. This band delivers Americana, or roots music, in an old-school tradition but with a modern flair.  It doesn’t get any better than this.” ~ Bill Wilson, Reflections In Blue (Review on Stranger’s Blues)


“Since your ears can’t be everywhere at once, you might think this is a band that popped out of nowhere but these swamp rockers have been around, have played with a lot of the best and know how to put everything aside and be great entertainers without falling into jive ass clichés.” ~ Chris Spector, Midwest Records

 

Artist sites and sounds:   http://www.hotroux.com/

 

Front Country

 



Forging a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future

Thu. Feb. 15 at 7:30pm
$12 door — dance ages 21 +

Front Country: An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco's Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar.

A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.frontcountryband.com

 

Tom Russell

 



Tom Russell celebrates his new release - "Folk Hotel"

Thu. Feb. 22 at 7:30pm

Advanced online ticket sales are $35

$35 door   seated <21 w/parent

Tom Russell's new recording of original songs, "Folk Hotel," will be released worldwide August 25. A year-long world tour in support of the album commences in Boston, rolls across the USA with fifty dates, then goes to Ireland and the UK in November and DecemberThe new record features 13 new Tom Russell originals and a bonus track of Bob Dylan's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues," a duet with Joe Ely, featuring Joel Guzman on Tex-Mex accordion. Augie Meyers and Eliza Gilkyson also make guest appearances on the album. The album was recorded at Congress House studio in Austin, Texas. There are songs and stories about: the Chelsea Hotel in New York City, Tom's journey from El Paso to Santa Fe, Ian Tyson refusing to "leave his old horses," a song for Dylan Thomas that melts into a Joycean landscape about a day in the life of Belfast, Ireland, Tom's meeting J.F.K., and even a song using only 16th century slang! Tom considers it his best record to date both from a songwriting and performance standpoint. Meanwhile! True North Records just released Tom's tribute to Ian and Sylvia - "Play One More - The Songs of Ian and Sylvia," including two Tom Russell co-writes, one each with both Ian and Sylvia, plus forgotten classics of folk music and two rare Ian and Sylvia demos.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.tomrussell.com

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The Mammals



High-octane quintet from New York's storied Hudson Valley carrying on the work of Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie

Tue. March 6 at 7:30pm
$15 door seated <21 w/parent

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The Mammals: The Mammals are a high-octane Americana quintet from New York's storied Hudson Valley carrying on the work of Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie with a deep original repertoire and signature “trad is rad” sound. Founded in 2001 by Seeger's grandson, Tao, second generation fiddler/singer, Ruth Ungar, and banjo/guitar songsmith, Mike Merenda, The Mammals reemerged in 2017 “stronger than ever” (Folk Alley) fronted by Mike + Ruthy along with drums, bass and pedal steel. Known for their jubilant, high-energy shows, The Mammals deftly move from older-than-dirt banjo duets to sound-the-alarm topical fare that's right in line with the times, bouncing from roof raising hoe-downs to hear-a-pin-drop a cappella balladry. "The Mammals don't suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” (Washington Post) Their dynamic shows regularly bring a tear to the eye and hope to the hearts of listeners of all generations. In an era of disconnect, The Mammals work to re-connect thru their truth-telling lyrics, off-the-cuff storytelling and euphoric instrumentals.  In 2018 The Mammals will be touring internationally in support of their their new full-length release including the singles My Baby Drinks Water, a mother's lullaby plea to protect clean water, and Culture War, a song that “gets right to the heart of the fight for the American soul.” (No Depression) 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.themammals.love

 

ALTAN

 



No Irish traditional band in the last thirty years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world

Thu. March 8 at 7:30pm
$30 door seated <21 w/parent

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With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle. Throughout, there has been the unwavering commitment of the band to bringing the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers, to contemporary audiences in a way that brings out all its qualities and destroys none. In fact, Altan have always believed that Irish traditional music is a modern music in every sense and its growing influence and popularity have proved them right.The seeds of the band lie in the music and fun of gatherings and sessions in kitchens and pubs in Donegal where virtuoso music was heard in an atmosphere of respect and intimacy - it is here that the band's heart lies still whether they are performing on tv in Australia or jamming with Ricky Skaggs on the west coast of the United States. 

Artist sites and sounds:  https://altan.ie

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SEATING ON A FIRST COME BASIS NIGHT OF SHOW --  THEN STANDING ROOM

Mary Gauthier

 



An Evening with
Mary Gauthier

Thu. March 22 at 7:30pm

Advanced online ticket sales are $20
$25 at the door

 

Mary’s New Record, Rifles & Rosary Beads, will be released on January 26th, and was co-written with
combat veterans.

Every day. Every single day, which means some days are better and some much worse. Every day, on average, twenty-two veterans commit suicide. Each year seventy-four hundred current and former members of the United States Armed Services take their own lives. Every day. That number does not include drug overdoses or car wrecks
or any of the more inventive ways somebody might
less obviously choose to die.

It seems trivial to suggest those lives might be saved — healed, even — by a song. By the process of writing a song. And yet. And yet there is nothing trivial about Mary Gauthier's tenth album, Rifles and Rosary Beads (Thirty Tigers), all eleven songs co-written with and for wounded veterans. Eleven of the nearly four hundred songs that highly accomplished songwriters have co-written as part of Darden Smith's five-year-old SongwritingWith:Soldiers program. None of the soldiers who have participated in the program have taken their own lives, and there's nothing trivial about that. Something about writing that song — telling that story — is healing.

Read more about the artist by clicking the link below.

Artist sites and sounds:  https://www.highroadtouring.com/artists/mary-gauthier/

 

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The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc



Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands)

Wed. April 18 at 7:30pm
$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Members receive $2 discount on the above prices by way of rebate at the door

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The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands who swiftly gained a reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music since their inception in early 2009. Comprising Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands), each regarded as leading exponents of their respective traditions, they have found themselves in great demand throughout the world performing together as ‘The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc'. With a firm focus on the rich traditional fiddle music from where they each belong, they have developed a sound that has been described as “unique”, “meaningful”,”intense” and “invigorating”. Their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs and bass lines creates a sound that leaves the listener enthralled but at the same time dumbfounded that the sound only comes from three fiddles. “Seldom before can three fiddlers have sounded so well matched as the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. And seldom before can three fiddles have sounded so much like four and at times five instruments without using electronic trickery.” – The Herald. To date their music has taken them to the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland and across mainland Europe captivating audiences along the way. 2016 saw the release of their eagerly awaited second album, “Deliverance”, the follow up to their eponymously entitled debut album released in September 2011 to great critical acclaim. “On the evidence to hand, pure fiddle doesn´t get much better than The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc.” Folkworld

Artist sites and sounds: www.thenordicfiddlersbloc.com

 

Ken Campbell & Lindsay Aiken
7pm Show

 



From Loch Lomond Scotland – all that is best about Scots Music & Songs

Sun. April 29 at 7pm
$17 door  seated <21 w/parent

Members receive $2 discount on the above prices by way of rebate at the door

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Linsey Aitken  & Ken Campbell : “Wonderful, your music truly unites people, fantastic ambassadors for Scotland, and very talented musicians.   What wonderful songs and music you've composed.”  City Days Festival, Russia.

Their Full story weaves together many threads from the worlds of Traditional, Classical, and Contemporary Music, where historically all three genre of music were interlinked in Scotland's musical identity . Linsey Aitken -   A highly regarded cellist, pianist and vocalist encompassing many genres and styles from Classical to Traditional music. Ken Campbell -   Scottish singer/songwriter with a well established pedigree over 30 years, with five albums to date, festivals, concerts, TV and radio throughout Europe and beyond.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://www.linskenscotland.scot

 

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