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Paul Collins -- 
The Hits & Stories of 40 Years of Rock n' Roll

 



An Intimate Evening with The King of Power Pop – founder of “The Beat” and The Nerves”

Mon. Oct. 23 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Hello friends and fans! I am very excited about my new show that I am bringing to Felton in Santa Cruz County on October 23! As most things in life, my new show is born out of necessity. I recently did 31 shows in 8 different countries over in Europe and I did it all alone, Solo! I wanted to make my set more than just banging out my songs that I have written over these last forty years, so I decided to include little stories about the songs, where they were written, what was going on with me and how I felt.

To my surprise the crowds loved it and people really felt that they got to know and understand what I do much better and the concept show drew people who had never heard of me! So come out and let me entertain you with all my hits and the stories that go along with them. The Beat was founded by Paul Collins, who spent his pre-teens living in Greece, Vietnam and Europe before returning to his native New York. He studied at the prestigious Julliard Music School and eventually moved to San Francisco where he joined songwriter Jack Lee and bassist Peter Case to form The Nerves in 1974. The Nerves proved to be one of the pioneers of the burgeoning US punk rock scene, independently releasing their own 4 song EP which included the classic “Hanging on the Telephone,” later to become a hit for Blondie.

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

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards
CD Release, Paper Wings, Evie Ladin



String band heaven tonight--rough and ready, innovative and timeless, bold and elegant

Wed. Oct. 25 at 7:30pm
$12 adv. /$15 door seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have a vision for their band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Their new album California Calling comes out on October 6th. On their CD release tour, Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and Zoe Guigueno (bass/vox) pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese's poignant and powerful singing. For their forthcoming album, the band is exploring their special and less common instrumentation with the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow.The new record has a wide emotional and sonic scope. The four voices are just as much instruments as they are providers for lyric and harmony. At times its rowdy, delicate and cinematic. The result is a sound that can start as a string band, and morph into a string quartet, female acappella group, or indie band; all while staying honest and true to their identity as folk instrumentalists. This is post-folk that seriously rocks.

Paper Wings : Paper Wings is a new old-fashioned acoustic duo featuring Emily Mann and Wilhelmina Frankzerda. These two young artists have been deeply immersed in the West Coast music scene for most of their lives. Now they are joining forces to create music that's based on their shared love of tradition, old beauty, and the compelling need for new and original sounds. Their duo features classic vocal harmonies over a rotating cast of fiddles, guitar, and banjo. Between the two of them they have had the pleasure of performing with Aoife O'donovan, Darol Anger, Sean Watkins, Darrell Scott, Laurie Lewis, Tim O'Brien, Mike Marshall, Kai Welch, John Reischman, and Rushad Eggleston. Their debut album was just released in February 2017. Their music is fine and supple, rough and ready, innovative and timeless.

Evie Ladin : The polyrhythmic heat of Evie Ladin's clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Known as a driving force behind San Francisco's Stairwell Sisters, Evie's solo debut Float Downstream (2010), co-produced by Mike Marshall and Keith Terry, was quickly followed by Evie Ladin Band (2012), which won Americana Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Vote. The 2016 release of JUMP THE FIRE showcases the ELB evolving into a tight trio, with mature, playful, driving songs, and a 4-dimensional live show.

Artist sites and sounds: www.thisislauracortese.com plus www.paperwingsmusic.com and www.evieladin.com

Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours

 



Antsy brings the whole band--The Trailer Park Troubadours—for a night of vintage Antsy    

Thu. Oct. 26 at 7:30pm
$25 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours: Singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher Antsy McClain writes what he knows: The good life. Staging his live shows from a small, fictitious trailer park called Pine View Heights (patterned after his own childhood surroundings and experiences), McClain is free from an over-abundance of material things and appreciates time with family and friends. Sharing his mantra of “Enjoy The Ride,” McClain has won friendship and collaboration with some of the most talented musicians in the world. With such a wide circle of mentors like Waylon Jennings, Tommy Smothers, guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel and cowboy poet Baxter Black, it's no wonder McClain marches to the beat of a different drum. And his influences don't stop there. His live shows touch upon Country, Rockabilly, Jazz, Swing, and a number of Pop culture references. McClain's poetry, heart-felt ballads and humorous tales have garnered praise from such artists as Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Lindsay Buckingham, and David Wilcox, to name a few. 

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

Earthless

 

 



A psychedelic sonic kaleidoscope of lava and lightning

Fri. Oct. 27 at 9pm
$20 adv./$20 door all standing 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Award-winning San Diego innovative psychedelic rock band EARTHLESS has completed work on its brand new album From the Ages. Formed in 2001, EARTHLESS prides itself on creating energetic, utterly unique and free thinking instrumental music inspired by an eclectic mix of German krautrock and Japanese heavy blues-rock. The Californian trio has dedicated itself to mastery of the mind-bending jam session, evoking the spirits of Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath in equal measure. Named after a song title from vintage New York garage-psych band The Druids of Stonehenge, EARTHLESS‘ sound has been called  “A sonic kaleidoscope of lava and lightning”. The group delivers “one of the best live shows in all of modern, heavy rock,” leading to one reviewer stating that the band's “epic shredding harkens back to the days were psychedelic rock had balls the size of grapefruits and wasn't afraid to take its listeners on a ride for which they may never return.”

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

HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
China Cats 
A Tribute to the Grateful Dead

 



NEW THIS YEAR--$250.00 CASH PRIZE FOR 1 ST PLACE IN COSTUME CONTEST

Sat. Oct. 28 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 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). 

COSTUME CONTEST:  First prize $250.00 Cash for Best Costume, second place $100.00 Cash: dinner for two and tickets to a concert. Also show tickets or CD prizes for winners and runners up for Scariest Costume, Most Colors in a Costume, Sexiest Costume, and best Grateful Dead related costume.

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

California Kind   7 pm Show

 



Monster jam greats and members of David Nelson Band, The Dead, Phil Lesh, Jefferson Starship, Moonalice & more

Sun. Oct. 29 at 7pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Jam veterans Barry Sless, Rob Barraco, Pete Sears and John Molo team up with singer/ songwriter/guitarist Katie Skene to perform original music, classic Americana and rock n' roll, blending uninhibited jams, swamp blues, old style twang, traditional roots music, and southern soul into a musical truth that pushes forward the tradition of the California Jam Band movement. 

Barry Sless (David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh, Moonalice, Cowboy Jazz)

Pete Sears (David Nelson Band, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Moonalice)

John Molo (Phil Lesh, David Nelson Band, Bruce Hornsby, Moonalice)

Rob Barraco (Phil Lesh, The Dead, Dark Star Orchestra, Chris Robinson)

Katie Skene (Col Bruce Hampton, Tommy Talton, Vinx)

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

ALL STRUNG UP TOUR 
Daniel Champagne, Christie Lenée, Hussy Hicks 

 



Mind Blowing Guitar Virtuosity Meets Soaring Vocals

Mon. Oct. 30 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Daniel Champagne :  One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical'

Christie Lenée : Her unique guitar work is often compared to visionaries like Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews, delivering profound instrumental compositions with heartfelt, consciously uplifting songs. Christie's pieces have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim and Nashville, live on National Television and Radio, on stage with artists such as Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band), Andy McKee, Tommy Emmanuel, Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls and Stanley Jordan to name a few.

Hussy Hicks are Australia's Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz. Julz is regarded as one of her country's finest guitarists and has traded licks with everyone from street performers to Phil and Tommy Emmanuel, John Jorgenson, Lulo Reinhardt and Joe Robinson. Leesa is most recognised for her soaring vocals and joyful, endearing stage presence and she has been steadily earning respect as one of the most captivating vocalists in her field.

Artist sites and sounds: www.danielchampagnemusic.com and http://christielenee.com and  www.hussyhicks.com

The Steel Wheels

 



Super string band from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

Wed. Nov. 1 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

“Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels---” – NPR's Mountain Stage
“What sets The Steel Wheels from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia apart from many bands is the combination of their stellar instrumentals, accentuated by the one of a kind lead vocal of Trent Wagler, and keenly supported by strong harmonies. Eric Brubaker on fiddle, Jay Lapp on mandolin, and Brian Dickel on bass weave in and out intricately throughout this record, painting vivid imagery which flows effortlessly, just teasing the lyrics enough to allow them to resonate within you.” -  Country Standard Time.  New CD is Wild As We Came Here, 2017. Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they've been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild As We Came Here.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.thesteelwheels.com

Wildcat Mountain Ramblers,
Levi Jack, McCoy Tyler

 




 



"A Evening Of Americana Rock"

Fri. Nov. 3 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door dance ages 21 +

Wildcat Mountain Ramblers: Fun and spontaneous performances of high energy bluegrass and beyond. Requests, audience participation, dancing, joy, laughter, and even tears. Y'all come! We love Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse, The Seldom Scene, The Steel Drivers, the Carter Family, Hazel Dickens, the Osborne Brothers, Hank Williams, the Grateful Dead, Gillian Welch

Levi Jack: Founded in 2015 by long time musical partners Marty Martin' (guitar and vocals) and Rich Thomas (lead guitar and vocals) of Corduroy Jim, Levi Jack brings out a more Americana roots side of their music, all the while exploring their modern influences and contemporaries.  Equal parts ambient rock, country-blues, alt folk, and singer-songwriter genre alike, Levi Jack has a fresh and raw energy that is gaining favorable results.

McCoy Tyler: RARE SOLO PERFORMANCE – COME EARLY ! McCoy Tyler is a songwriter and guitarist whose musical backstory is one of unbridled change and expansion. Having performed in styles ranging from power metal (no joke) to bluegrass, his skills as a lyricist and instrumentalist are reflective of an early immersion into music and live performance and a constant curiosity and willingness to learn. Hailing from the coast of Northern California and rooted deep in the customs of American music, McCoy Tyler is simply one of the most intriguing songwriters in the Bay Area and beyond. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/wildcatmountainramblers/   and www.facebook.com/levijackmusic/?ref=py_c and http://www.mccoytylermusic.com

Wake The Dead
 
Grateful Dead Dance Celtic Style

 



The Bay Area's own Celtic All-Star Summer of Love Party Band

Sat. Nov. 4 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door dance ages 21 +

Wake The Dead: The Bay Area's own Celtic All-Star Summer of Love party band, is returning to Santa Cruz, dishing up a raft of sizzling new material from their recently released fourth CD, "Deal".   This hot sextet combines Irish jigs and reels with the songs of the Grateful Dead and other '60s iconic bands, delivering them with unique power and joy.  Soaring vocal harmonies and daring instrumentals fuel Wake the Dead's singular groove engine, delighting Celtoids and Deadheads alike. With 18 years of ever-wider success and touring, the World's First Celtic All-Star Grateful Dead Jam Band has grown to embrace the entire Summer of Love. The Airplane, the Youngbloods, Buffalo Springfield, and even the Beatles are now joyful parts of the mix.  Local fans are guaranteed many brand-new surprises. “Wake the Dead is a thorough delight.  You've never heard songs like ‘Bertha' and ‘Bird Song' quite like this, and you'll never listen to them in quite the same way again.”—Gary Lambert, GD Almanac & Sirius XM Radio. Wake the Dead is Danny Carnahan (vocals, octave mandolin), Sylvia Herold (vocals, guitar), Paul Kotapish (vocals, mandolin), Kevin Carr (uilleann pipes, fiddle), Cindy Browne (bass) & Brian Rice (exotic percussion).  Their sound is unique, their energy extraordinary—a rare collision of worlds that leaves everybody dancing & grinning.  

Artist sites and sounds:    www.wakethedead.org

Grant Farm
 

 



Cosmic Americana

Sun. Nov. 5 2pm Matinee
$15 adv./$15 door dance ages 21 +

Boulder, Colorado-based Cosmic Americana band Grant Farm has entertained a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant.
Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and music, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy, authentic artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Phish. Comprised of zany, creative and highly musical comrades, Grant Farm members include Grant (aka “The Champ”), Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums) and Kevin “Money” McHugh (keyboards and vocals). Daniel Mescher of Colorado Public Radio dubbed Grant Farm “some of the ablest musicians not only in the state of Colorado, but in the nation.” Members’ prior experience includes playing with groups like The Emmitt-Nershi Band, Donovan Frankenreiter and Hot Soup. Collectively, they had also shared stages with notable artists Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Tony Rice, Keller Williams, Jon Oates and the like and with notable groups The String Cheese Incident, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band and The Infamous Stringdusters.  

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.grantfarm.net and https://soundcloud.com and  http://www.facebook.com

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton
 8pm Concert

 



Original Be Good Tanyas Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton new CD is ‘Wildflower Blues' ,

Sun. Nov. 5 at 8pm
$16 adv./$16 door SEATED & STANDING ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton: Samantha Parton, sulti-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, banjo) and vocalist isa founding member of of The Be Good Tanyas along with Jolie Holland. The two are re-united around a great new CD “Wildflower Blues.”  Over the span of her career, Jolie Holland has knotted together a century of American song—jazz, blues, soul, rock and roll—into some stew that is impossible to categorize with any conventional critical terminology. This is her burden and her gift, to know all of these American songs of the last ten decades in her head and her heart, and to have to wrestle with their legacy. She dives straight to the pathos of a song the way the very greatest singers, singers like Mavis Staples, or Al Green, or Skip James, or Tom Waits do. Upon first encounter her songs seem challenging, perhaps unsettling at times, but as so many poets and rockers have shown us (from Dante Alighieri to William Blake to Sylvia Plath to Patti Smith to Nick Cave to Mark E. Smith) that's where the beauty lies.

Artist sites and sounds: https://joliehollandmusic.com and www.begoodtanyas.com

Kris Delmhorst & Jeffrey Foucault

 



Kris & Jeffrey special rare appearance celebrating Delmhorst's newest album, "THE WILD"

Fri. Nov. 10 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Kris Delmhorst & Jeffrey Foucault: In the fall of 2017 Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault share the stage on a special split bill to celebrate the release of THE WILD, Kris Delmhorst's 2017 album featuring Foucault and members of his band. Though married since 2004, these two acclaimed artists have until now maintained independent touring careers, and THE WILD marks their first foray into the studio together, to record Delmhorst's darkly hopeful, fiercely wise new collection of songs. Merging her sophisticated melodies and hauntingly open voice with Foucault's lean aesthetic, the album navigates the poles of home and away, known and unknown, and reunites her with old bandmates including Billy Conway - the former Morphine drummer who produced her first two albums - and bassist Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T). Featuring two distinct sets of music every night, with the two artists fronting the band in succession and joining each other's sets, the tour offers a rare and intimate performance from two of the country's foremost songwriters.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.krisdelmhorst.com and   www.jeffreyfoucault.com

Baby Gramps plus Hot Damn Scandal



The Salvador Dali of Folk music Meets Tipsy American Gypsy Blues

Wed. Nov. 15 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

Baby Gramps : "The Salvador Dali of Folk Music" Baby Gramps is an energetic humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays a National Steel guitar, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues from the 20's & 30's, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing.  According to an article in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is acknowledged as one of the top 50 most influential musicians in the last 100 years. 

Hot Damn Scandal finds its songs under park benches and in forgotten alleyways. The resulting outlaw ballads, dirty jazz, circus freakouts, shanty-rags, string band funk, lonesome heart-breakers, and whiskey bottle love songs blend together in a sweet song syrup somewhere between a ramble and a roar. Sometimes called ‘Tipsy American Gypsy Blues', Hot Damn Scandal pulls no punches and and puts thunder in your molasses.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.babygramps.com and https://hotdamnscandal.com/about/

August Sun, Light The Band, Urban Theory

 



Fri. Nov. 17 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door dance ages 21 +

A true love of pure rock and roll and funk rock energy meets funky dance party rage music

August Sun is a Santa Cruz / San Lorenzo Valley progressive hard rock band that sticks to true classic rock roots with their own modern original punk flavor. They were founded by three long-time friends: frontman-guitarist Christian Walsh, bassist Aidan Robinson, and drummer Jonny Hampton.  The trio now features Tony Whittakar on keys and Alexandra Thyberg on vocals. With loads of originals and covers and an album in the works, August Sun brings a high-energy night of pure rock.

Light the Band formed in late 2013, when guitarist Dan Guzman & drummer Logan Tyler began jamming at Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios.  James Tashnick joined shortly after and the first version of Light the Band was formed.  Powerful, technical, funky, fast and raging, Light the Band was a powerhouse from the very beginning.  Tim Gan's ultra funky, rhythmic style helped LtB develop their own unique brand of funky dance party rage music.  Pat Blizinski is on keys. When on stage, Light the Band is sharp, musical, and always evolving.  Covering multiple styles and drawing from influences like Parliament Funkadelic, Jimi Hendrix, Talking Heads, Grateful Dead, Phish, The Meters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Tool, & Fela Kuti, Light the Band always delivers a high-energy dance show.

Urban Theory: Ryan, Jake, Christian, Evan and Rory have been influence by a range of artists such as Young The Giant, Coldplay, The Beach Boys, John Mayer, The Strokes, Rogue Wave, , Jack Johnson, Queens of The Stone Age and Beck

Artist sites and sounds:   https://augustsuntheband.bandcamp.com/  and www.lightthebandmusic.com and  www.facebook.com/Urbantheory/

Tish Hinojosa 2pm Matinee

 



Tish played a White House concert at the invitation of President and Mrs. Clinton

Sun. Nov. 19 at 2pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Tish Hinojosa is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. Hinojosa's blend of folk, country, Latino, and pop has an undeniable far reaching appeal, garnering her accolades such as a White House concert at the invitation of President and Mrs. Clinton and teaming up with artists such as Joan Baez, Booker T. Jones, Flaco Jimenez, Pete Seeger, and Dwight Yoakam. She has recorded as an independent artist as well as for A&M, Warner Bros, and Rounder Records and has been a featured artist on Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion and other NPR programs.With sixteen CDs to her name, Tish's distinct sound has gained her much critical acclaim. Her latest CD After The Fair, released in 2013, was recorded in Germany and is reflective of her 9 years spent in the Beatles old stomping grounds in Hamburg. Tish has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe and continues to draw a loyal and growing audience. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.mundotish.com

Incendio 

 



Explosive on-fire journeys with the celebrated Latin-Guitar-World-Fusion Group

Sun. Nov. 19 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Incendio: The acclaimed Los-Angeles-based group INCENDIO performs original “world guitar” compositions, featuring incredible guitar-playing across a variety of genres: latin, middle-eastern, and celtic grooves.  Formed in 1999, the group has 9 CD's and 2 DVD's available internationally, variously hitting the Billboard, CMJ, NAV, and  Amazon.com  charts.  Averaging over 150 shows a year since 2000, INCENDIO's live performance is an explosive improvisatory journey, garnering tremendous audience response in such diverse venues as the Strawberry Music Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, California World Festival, the national Levitt Pavilions and many more across the U.S. Their ninth international release, the recent Christmas-themed “O Night Divine”, came out in December 2015.  Their previous release,  June 2013's  “The Shape of Dreams”, stayed at or near the top of the Amazon flamenco and world charts for the remainder of that year.  They have reached 80 million spins on streaming radio and have over 10,000 facebook likes.  Their music can be heard on Pandora, Spotify, and other streaming

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

Mark Olson & Ingunn Ringvold 

 



Mark Olson of The Jayhawks

Tue. Nov. 21 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door SEATED & STANDING ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Mark Olson , formerly of the Jayhawks is appearing with  Ingunn Ringvold  to celebrate their new CD.

This is music that will speak to you about things that have happened! An album that sounds like you are alone in the desert all by yourself. Remembering childhood experiences and musical instruments and all the joy that took place. We have forgotten because of terrible things that have happened. Is it the truthfulness that attracts you to this music? Listen out of time: Mark Olson & Ingunn Ringvold are singing ‘Spokeswoman of the Bright Sun', the follow-up of the critically acclaimed Alternative Country/Americana masterpiece ‘Good-bye Lizelle' (Glitterhouse Records, 2014).

Ingunn Ringvold  – Mark's wife and musical partner in life and music – comes from Norway, the home of Thor Heyerdahl, the explorer of Easter Island and Kon Tiki raft author. She has been singing in public since she was a very young person. Her voice is one of natural beauty. 

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


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
 $15 adv./$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

Naked Bootleggers plus Windy Hill


 



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

Sat. Nov. 25 at 8pm
$10 adv./$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

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
$8 adv./$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

Trace Bundy



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

Fri. Dec. 1 at 8pm
$16 adv./$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

Shady Groove plus The Real Sarahs



Funky blues and jazz-infused rock and R&B meets folk, blues, and country with very special harmonies

Sat. Dec. 2 at 8pm
$14 adv./$17 door dance ages 21 +

PRESENTED BY THE WHEEL COMPANY

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/

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 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

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

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

 



Thu. Dec. 7 at 7:30pm
$18 adv./$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 Mack

Sat. Dec. 9 at 8pm
$15 adv./$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
$20 adv./$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
$12 adv./$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

Star La'Moan
& The Kitchenettes with Tammi Brown

 



Hot and Sizzlin' Pre-Solstice Dance Party

Wed. Dec. 20 at 7:30pm
$13 adv./$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 adv./$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 adv./$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
$15 adv./$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 adv./$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
$30 adv./$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

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

 



A Guitar Duo
Like No Other

Thu. Jan. 18 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$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 adv./$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

Front Country

 



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

Thu. Feb. 15 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$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
$30 adv./$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

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 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

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 adv./$30 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

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

NO RESERVATIONS FOR THIS SHOW

Buy your tickets now: online at   http://snazzyproductions.com/

or by phone at the SNAZZY ticket hot line  831-429-7663 or at Don Quixote's Bar

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

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc



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

Wed. April 18 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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
$15 adv./$17 door  seated <21 w/parent

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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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