The Catalyst Film promises to be a celebration that Santa Cruz will not forget for decades to come
Sun. July 2 at 7pm
$12 adv./$12 door seated –ages 21 +
The Catalyst Film: Join us this Fourth of July weekend, at Don Quixote's, in Felton for an evening of music and the screening 'The Catalyst' - a historical documentary film showcasing 40 years of music. Scott and Craig Owens (The Owens Brothers) will be opening the show at 7:00PM and the Film with screen at 8:00PM. The legacy of The Catalyst is told through the eyes of International Rock photographer/film director, Michèle Benson, Producer, Dean Newbury, along with the myriad of musicians who graced her stage. Included is a private insight into The Catalyst's own professional cast, crew and the legendary owner himself, Randall P. Kane (1923-2009). This is not a journey of where are these bands today, but rather an insider's view to what is a venue. The film is an “All Access Pass” that highlights magical one-of-a-kind moments, technical & musical achievements, backstage intrigues, and historical performances. This bohemian coffee house beginning in the 1960's, transformed into a world renowned music venue commanding the respect and accolades of a monumental list of topnotch international musicians who played there time and time again: The Doobie Brothers, Neil Young, Greg Kihn, Nirvana, STS9, Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Tina Turner, Van Morrison, David Lindley & El Rayo X, Huey Lewis and the News, John Mayall, Ry Cooder, Patti Smith, Bonnie Raitt, Emmy Lou Harris, Crosby, Stills & Nash, SNAIL and many more. The Catalyst served as a jumping off point in the career junction of generations of musicians world-wide. Why does this place command such respect and accolades from the cast of musicians, the clubs' crew and audiences fir the owner Randall Kane and its rich historic presence? The answer lies in what sets The Catalyst apart from the rest of the venues around our globe--the magic lies in its “power of place” accentuated by the love of the Catalyst family, audience and artists alike.
The Owens Brothers (Scott and Craig) will be celebrating the release of Scott's new CD "Not to Worry", produced by Jimmy Jackson. Scott and Craig Owens are veteran local Santa Cruz musicians. Scott is a unique guitarist/singer/songwriter who has opened for and performed with many major recording artists including Kenny Loggins, Todd Rundgren, Leon Russell, Dr. John, Taj Mahal. Jesse Colin Young, Mose Allison, and Willie Dixon (to name a few!) Craig is a bassist/vocalist and one of the first call session musicians in the Bay area. He has also performed for many years with Nashville recording artist Lacy J. Dalton as well as joining his brother, Scott, opening for and performing with many notable artists. The Owens Brothers are also members of the “Almost Cut My Hair Tour” group who perform an annual tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young in the San Francisco Bay area.
Artist sites and sounds: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=d2Y_ZmcdhO0&app=desktop
and www.thecatalystfilm.com You can buy your tickets now at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2964916