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Six Organs of Admittance

 



Six Organs of Admittance is the project of Ben Chasny blending fingerpicked acoustic guitar with improvised and electric elements

Thu. Aug. 27 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated & STANDING – ages 21 + 

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Six Organs of Admittance is the project of Ben Chasny. Beginning as a solo endeavor, it now regularly features other musicians in concert and as guests on records.  Original inspiration for the band came from wanting to merge the styles of fingerpicked acoustic guitar with more improvisational drone elements. A copy of Hans Peter Duerr's Dreamtime book provided the early blueprint for the analogy of fingerpicked acoustic guitar as civilization vs. noise/drone as wilderness that was to dominate the first few records. The Six Organs sound has moved toward more electric styles through the years but the acoustic element is never too far away.

Artist sites and sounds:     www.sixorgans.com/six-organs-of-admittance/

Buy tickets now at: http://folkyeah.com/#/six-organs-of-admittance-felton-827/

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

 



Australia's neo-psychedelia alternative indi / rock sonic explorers

Fri. Aug. 28 at 9pm
$12 adv./$15 door ALL STANDING 21+

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Although they formed in 2011 in Melbourne, Australia, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's sense of unfettered sonic exploration makes them easy to mistake for a long-forgotten relic of the psych explosion of the '60s. With a far-out sound that, at times, feels barely held together, the band evoke the eclectic rock experimentation of Frank Zappa's Frank Zappa 's early work with the Mothers of Invention  as they follow their musical flights of fancy wherever they might go, and let the rest just fall into place on its own.

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

Buy tickets now at: http://folkyeah.com/#/king-gizzard-the-lizard-wizard-felton/

Locomotive Breath

 



The songs of Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, The Rolling Stones, The Doors

Sat. Aug. 29 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

Locomotive Breath is a classic rock cover band : a tribute to an era 1967-1976 focusing on 7 Iconic bands of that period; Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, The Rolling Stones, and The Doors. Locomotive Breath is led by local bassist Daniel Vee Lewis and joined by lead vocalist Ryder Webb, guitarist Del Smith Penny, guitarist Ted Welty, and drummer Rob Ouse, including special guest saxophonist / Flutist, Terrel Eaton. So bust out your blue jeans and tie-dyes and come rock out with this exciting new classic rock band! 

Artist sites and sounds: http://locomotivebreath.us

David Holodiloff
plus
The Crooked Branches Band

 

 



 Together they are a two band roots music festival regaling with Bluegrass, Gypsy, Jazz, World, Jam Band, Soul, Rock, Country and more

Sun. Aug. 30 at 7:00pm
$10 adv./$10 door   seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS
and

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS 

Dave Holodiloff is bringing the 6 piece acoustic ensemble to Don Quixote's for a night of high energy quality entertainment. Blending diverse genres such as Bluegrass, Gypsy, Jazz, World, Jam Band, and more. Dave Holodiloff Sextet features a unique and surprisingly fun fusion of modern and traditional elements that will delight fans young and old. The band will be playing songs off of Dave's latest original CD featuring flute, stand up bass, guitar, banjo, saxophone, clarinet, fiddle, piano, mandolin, and vocals. Don't miss this opportunity to see the Dave Holodiloff Sextet at a great venue

The Crooked Branches :  Crooked Branches plays original music with lyrical influences ranging from soul to roots rock and country.  Their songs exhibit a blend of styles from their current home in the Santa Cruz Mountains and former homes in the Midwest, Southern states and Latin America.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.daveholodiloff.com and www.crookedbranchesband.com

Folk Family Revival

 



A sound that mixes the rootsy stomp of the Southern states with the trippy swoon of the West Coast

Thu. Sept. 3 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Armed with a sound that mixes the rootsy stomp of the Southern states with the trippy swoon of the West Coast, Folk Family Revival make music for rock clubs and rodeos, dive bars and honky-tonks, or campfires and cantinas. A throwback to a time when Southern rock and psychedelic music dominated the airwaves, they may be best described as a psychedelic folk-

country rock and roll band, but they're not wild about labeling their sound. They'd rather let the music do the talking.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.folkfamilyrevival.com

BR Jazz Band Elements of Surf 
plus The Seaside Sisters

 



BR Jazz Band brings their 9-piece Elements of Surf show for a Labor Day Friday bebop, bossa nova, soul-jazz, rock, blues, world beat dance party

Fri. Sept. 4 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

 

BR Jazz Band plays guitar-driven bebop, bossa nova, and soul-jazz classics combined with original jazz-inspired surf, rock, blues, and world-beat music to create a sound that is fresh and interesting, listenable and danceable, sophisticated and fun. Their performances are a mix of instrumental and vocal tunes featuring both familiar and original material, fine musicianship, and a variety of grooves enjoyed by audiences of all kinds.They will be heating up the Don Quixote's dance floor for Labor Day weekend with some familiar soul/jazz/r&b gems and groovin' tunes from their Elements of Surf CD. For this show, BR Jazz Band regulars Rick Vandivier, Dan Robbins, Diana Rogers, and Billy Rogers are joined by guitarist Bill C Ireton and singers Johnny Fabulous, Pam Hawkins, Catherine Lewis, and Jewl Sandoval.

The Seaside Sisters get things started in true beach-party fashion

Artist sites and sounds:   www.brjazzband.com


Duran Duran Duran

 



  The Premier Duran Duran Tribute Band

Delivering spot-on performances that consistently burn up the dance floor

Sat. Sept. 5 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Paying homage to a band as prolific and beloved as Duran Duran is tricky business, but Duran Duran Duran has the looks, chops and and swagger to impress even the most die-hard fans. According to The National Examiner, the band "goes well beyond what most would consider a tribute band," to capture the core essence of their iconic forefathers, delivering spot-on performances that consistently burn up the dance floor.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.facebook.com/3duran3


UTURN

 



Classic Roots & Americana Rock Holiday Dance Party.  Tomorrow is Labor Day. Tonight is a like a free Saturday night. Let's dance. 

Sun. Sept. 6 at 7pm
$7 adv./$9 door Dance – ages 21 +

UTURN: The rocking rhythms, solid grooves and all out sincere fun are what puts UTURN in the drivers seat when it comes to getting the party started - and keeping it going. They might play songs you know but you haven't heard them like this. The band is built on the hard hitting beats laid down by John Dell'Acqua (JD) on drums, Dan Waller on bass and Tim McNulty on rhythm guitars. Bud Denton and Gary Blackburn hammer out the lead and rhythm guitars. Everyone sings. This lends itself to naturally offering a wide variety of song selection. There is a lot of experience in the collective UTURN but none of that would matter if the rockin' ever stopped. U-TURN intends to never let that happen. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reverbnation.com/uturn2

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton

 



Two remarkable talents come together in a Americana, Trad-Country, Gypsy Jazz, Roots Explosion

Wed. Sept. 9 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Amy LaVere is a Memphis Tennessee singer song writer and on-fire performer playing songwriter who blends Americana, classic traditional country, gypsy jazz and southern soul.     Add to this a hit movie acting career that began with her cameo as Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson in WALK THE LINE and now includes a featured role in fan and fellow Memphian Craig Brewer's BLACK SNAKE MOAN, and you find a woman who refutes any attempt at demure restraint. “I've always really tried,” Amy says with wry understatement, “to live life largely.” Her new CD, is Runaway's Diary

Will Sexton , whose writing credits range from work with Waylon Jennings and Stephen Stills to Joe Ely and Bill Carter, is shaped by the unique diversity of the Austin music scene. Fate and his own sheer talent placed him on stage with local legends before he'd lived out his first decade. Will and his big brother, Charlie, started playing together at the Continental Club when Will was 9 and Charlie was 11. Will's credits as producer and songwriter range from collaborations with Waylon Jennings to psychedelic pioneer Roky Erikson to Steve Earle and punk legend Johnny Thunders.

Artist sites and sounds: http://amylavere.com and www.willsexton.com

Jimmy Breaux
with The Cajun Cotton Pickers

COME EARLY FOR DINNER SPECIAL:  CHICKEN, SAUSAGE GUMBO

 

 



Michael Doucet & Beausoleil Accordion Great  teaming up with The Cajun Cotton Pickers who are super packed with all star players

Thu. Sept. 10 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Jimmy Breaux-- Accordion great from Michael Doucet and Beausoleil teaming up with The Cajun Cotton Pickers  “Stemming from a long genealogy of Cajun musicians, accordionist Jimmy Breaux is royalty when it comes to the Cajun music scene. His great-grandfather was Auguste Breaux; his great aunt, Cléoma Falcon Breaux, sang and played on the first Cajun recording “Allons à Lafayette.” His grandfather, Amédée Breaux, made the first recording of “Jolie Blonde.” Breaux's parents and other family members were also musicians, and his stepfather, the late U.J. Meaux, was another inspiration. But, while Cajuns have great respect for their ancestors and their traditions, they judge people for who they are today, and by that measure, Jimmy Breaux is one of the top musicians anywhere.” Alison Richter, AXS

The Cajun Cotton Pickers:    The Cajun Cotton Pickers play Cajun music, honky tonk, rockabilly, rhythm and blues and swing. Multi-instrumentalist Billy Wilson plays accordion and pedal steel guitar. Billy has played with Dewey Balfa, Tom Waits, Charlie Louvin, Motordude Zydeco and more. Drummer vocalist Willy Jordan has performed with John Lee Hooker and Elvin Bishop. Bassist Steven Strauss backed R and B legend Charles Brown and toured with punk rocker Penelope Houston for a decade, Guitarist vocalist Mitch Polzak has played with Deke Dickerson Lazy Lester and more. Fiddler Woody Vermiere has worked with Junior Brown and  Bill Kirchen. Special guest vocalist accordionist Andrew Carrier is Cajun royalty. His father Bebe Carrier made pioneering recordings for the Arhoolie label. He has performed with California Cajun Orchestra, Creole Belles and his own group The Cajun Allstars. They bring high energy rockin twanging fun where ever they go. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.allmusic.com/artist/jimmy-breaux-mn0000852439/biography

The Leftovers plus Soulwise

 



Reggae Rock & Roll & Funk Dance Tonight

Fri. Sept. 11 at 8:30 pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Leftovers: We are The Leftovers from the Santa Cruz Mountains! We fuse Reggae and Rock & Roll to make awesome music! So crank up those speakers and get the party started! Sounds Like: The Expendables, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Dirty Heads or a really fun dance party

Soulwise: Soulwise is a Reggae/Funk Rock band from Santa Cruz, CA. With catchy melodies and meaningful heart felt lyrics. Soulwise plays all original music, with hopes of spreading positivity and good times far and wide!

Artist sites and sounds: www.reverbnation.com/theleftoversSCM and www.reverbnation.com/soulwise

The Jean Genies - David Bowie Tribute 
plus Debased A Tribute to The Pixies

 



Tonight The Jean Genies present a set of David Bowie biggest hits followed by a  Ziggy Stardust  set in full costume!

Sat. Sept. 12 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The first set will be all the favorite Bowie hits a fully costumed presentation of Ziggy Stardust

The Jean Genies: Covering material spanning Five Decades of David Bowie's career, The JEAN GENIES have been wowing Northern California with their faithful and passionate renditions of Bowie's Smash Hits and Hidden Gems! After years of singing in Bands, Rock Operas and various Tribute Bands, Geoff Ball formed the Jean Genies which currently features Jeff Yih on Bass, Jozef Becker on Drums, Mike McKevitt on Guitar, Andrea Hensler-on Keyboards/Guitar and Jamison Smeltz on Saxes and Percussion. The Jean Genies bring the songs of David Bowie to life!

Debased is Northern California's premier Pixies tribute band! Consisting of Nik Deal on bass, Rodney Santiago on lead guitar, Andrej Loverman on drums and secret weapon White Francis on vocals/rhythm guitar, Debased finally formed in late 2014 after Nik Deal spent two years searching for a frontman. Now Debased is here to stay and they La La Love You!

Artist sites and sounds:  www.jeangenies.com and   www.facebook.com/thejeangenies
www.facebook.com/debasedsf

Clive Carroll 7pm Concert

 










UK Acoustic Guitar Phenomenon toured the world with Tommy Emmanuel--see him up close tonight while you can

Sun. Sept. 13 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door   seated <21 w/parent

When the music press describes someone as an ‘Incredible acoustic talent' and ‘Peerless – no other word for it--' and when people like Jean-Christophe Novelli and Madonna are booking that same someone for their private parties then you know that something pretty special is going on. Welcome to the world of UK acoustic guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll.  His solo album, ‘The Red Guitar' appeared in 2004 and this time it was guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel's turn to invite Clive to tour with him. After a jaunt across Australia together, the pair continued to perform all over the world.  Clive's newest album ‘Life In Colour' was recorded in the prestigious Highbarn Studios in Great Bardfield, Essex with whizz engineer Simon Allen. The result is a roller-coaster ride of six string virtuosity that takes the listener from the dusty roads of ‘Mississippi Blues' one minute to the wide epic open space of ‘Oregon' the next. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.clivecarroll.co.uk

Alash

The Washington Post described their music as “utterly stunning,” quipping that after the performance “audience members picked their jaws up off the floor.”



Master Tuvan Throat Singers & Entertainers

 

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

Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences into their traditional music. One can find complex harmonies, western instruments, and contemporary song forms in Alash's music, but its overall sound and spirit is decidedly Tuvan.  Trained in traditional Tuvan music since childhood, the Alash musicians studied at Kyzyl Arts College just as Tuva was beginning to open up to the West. They formed a traditional ensemble and won multiple awards for traditional throat singing in international xöömei competitions, both as an ensemble and as individuals. At the same time, they paid close attention to new trends coming out of the West. They have borrowed new ideas that mesh well with the sound and feel of traditional Tuvan music, but they have never sacrificed the integrity of their own heritage in an effort to make their music more hip.  Alash first toured the U.S. under the sponsorship of the Open World Leadership program of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Arts. Since then they have returned many times, to the delight of American audiences.

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

Crystal Silmi & Raks Arabi, Helm,
Persephone Helene &
Bellydance International

Persephone, Helene
& Bellydance International




Playing and dancing their way through the Mediterranean World 

Thu. Sept. 17 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Crystal Silmi has become known for her unique style of hip hop infused movements and has performed for audiences around the world. Skilled in both the art of classical Middle Eastern dance and modern fusion, Crystal puts her Arab American roots to the stage with a deep sense of rhythm and powerful athleticism. She is visiting from her home in Madrid, Spain.

Helm:  Helm has been continually expanding their repertoire, from original compositions, which have become classics in the world of Tribal Bellydance, to traditional music from throughout the Mediterranean world. Based in Marin County Helm has been touring internationally, most recently in London, Rome, Lima, Istanbul, and La Reunion. With Ling Shien on Arabic woodwinds, and accordion and vocals, and with Mark Bell and David Two Hawk on percussion, Helm brings to the stage the eclectic texture of the Middle East and beyond.

Persephone Dance Co. is an Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) belly dance troupe rooted in American Tribal Style

Helene is director of Bellydance International and has been teaching, performing and promoting Bellydance for over 25 years. She was a recipient of The Gail Rich Award in 2002 for her significant contribution to the arts in Santa Cruz County.

Artist sites and sounds: http://crystalsilmi.com and   www.persephonedance.com and   www.helmmusic.com  and   www.facebook.com/BellyDanceInternationalWithHelene

 

Antsy McClain
& The Trailer Park Troubadours

Two Big Nights!



Antsy brings the whole band--The Trailer Park Troubadours—for the first time to Don Quixote's

Fri. Sept. 18 and
Sat. Sept. 19 at 8pm

$25 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

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

The Rock Collection
Melvin Seals, Stu Allen, Lebo (of ALO),
Greg Anton, Robin Sylvester

 



Sun Sept. 20 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Rock Collection: a thrilling, all-star musical and songwriting collaboration between Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band/JGB), Greg Anton (Zero), Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends/JGB), Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO), and Robin Sylvester (Bob Weir's RatDog).  These five players are among the most powerful and accomplished instrumentalists, singers and songwriters on the jamband circuit, with an amazingly seductive chemistry onstage. The Rock Collection performs songs written by band members Melvin Seals, Greg Anton (with co-writer Robert Hunter), Lebo and Stu Allen. They also drop in a few choice cover-tunes, performed with the band's unique musical approach. The Rock Collection features extended improvisations, three part harmonies, and dynamics that range from delicate ballads to blow-the-roof-off rock and roll.  The Rock Collection performs songs written by band members Melvin Seals, Greg Anton ( with co-writer Robert Hunter ), Lebo and Stu Allen. They also drop in a few choice cover-tunes, performed with the band's unique musical approach.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://therockcollection.net

The Crux 
plus Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness

 



If you like The Devil Makes Three, Tom Waits, Gogol Bordello, El Radio Fantastique, you will want to catch The Crux--playing New Orleans brass to gypsy jazz to Northern California barn stomp

Mon. Sept. 21 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Crux: If you like The Devil Makes Three, Tom Waits, Gogol Bordello, El Radio Fantastique, you will want to catch The Crux. The Crux is a mad scientist's music laboratory, where songs are plucked apart and patched back together amid a sea of bubbles, confetti, and rattling chains. Skilled actor Josh Windmiller leads the troupe of talented multi-instrumentalists that draws on musical styles from New Orleans brass to gypsy jazz to Northern California barn stomp. The Crux's live show is an adventurous happening that has been known to include a driving swing number with pipe wrench accompaniment, a Cab Calloway tribute, and a ballad in which the audience is prompted to howl along like wild dogs.

Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness perform original tunes that are influenced by tradition, delivered with soul, and will surely bring the audience a good down-home country feeling.  “Her voice is clear as a mountain stream with a bit of backwoods twang hinting at roots in the Appalachians--she draws inspiration from old country songs, something you hear in the sweet harmonies that recur on her record.” North Coast Journal

Artist sites and sounds: www.thecruxmusic.com plus http://caitlinjemma.com

Sonny Knight & the Lakers

 



LONG LOST SOUL SINGER IS FOUND AND RECORDED /  From St. Paul, Minnesota Secret Stash Records brings you rediscovered soul and R&B singer Sonny Knight 

Tue. Sept. 22 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Sonny Knight & The Lakers:    On April 29, 2014, the debut album from Sonny Knight & The Lakers, I'm Still Here, was released by Secret Stash Records on LP, CD, and digitally. In person, Sonny Knight defies his 65 years of age. When he talks, his low gravely voice betrays the roundness of his singing. His smile and gestures radiate youthful energy with the reassuring confidence of a captain or pilot Secret Stash Recording Artist Sonny Knight was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1948, moved to St. Paul as a youngster, and took to music. Little Sonny Knight & The Cymbols recorded their debut 45 for New Teenage Records in 1965, when he was 17. The way I'm Still Here , his new album, was recorded was the product of many months of thought, just as the songs on the album were developed over hours of collaborative effort for Sonny and the band. The album covers a wide range of tempos and soul forms. Nearly fifty years have passed since Knight's first recording, but for the first time he feels like the center of attention. He says, “Sometimes I wonder, why me? Why are all these great things happening now? All I can say is thanks. These are dreams that I had forgotten. ”

Artist sites and sounds: http://sonnyknight.com and   www.thekurlandagency.com/artists/sonny-knight-lakers

One Lane Bridge

William Coulter, Aria DiSalvio, John Weed 



Fusing folk styles from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Spain


Wed. Sept. 23 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$17 door  seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

$13 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

One Lane Bridge, guitarist William Coulter, cellist Aria DiSalvio, and fiddler John Weed will mesmerize and delight with their unique, artful arrangements of traditional and contemporary tunes. Fusing folk styles from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Spain with modern influences results in something both ancient and cutting edge — a rhythmically vibrant, melodically engaging chamber-folk music at home in the concert hall or on the dance floor.

Artist sites and sounds: http://williamcoulter.com/onelanebridge

Edge of The West
plus Scotty & The Barrelmakers

 



Groove-based American rock sprinkled with blues, country and New Orleans-inspired sounds to  Johnny Cash to Grateful Dead to Sun Ra--all tonight with these two great bands

Thu. Sept. 24 at 7:30pm
$8 adv./$8 door Dance – ages 21 +

Edge of The West : Edge of the West is a rock n' roots jam band that plays danceable, fun music with a lot of heart. Their quirky originals and inventive instrumental journeys take you out there, and then bring it all back home with good old hippie classics and soulful covers. Their shows are always a good party. Edge of the West mixes their own songs with eclectic selections from a variety of genres. On any given night you might hear anything from Johnny Cash to Grateful Dead to Sun Ra.  Across the canyon we hear drums in the distance. Notes From the underground drift like smoke signals to a strange, familiar place where old friends meet for the very first time - the Edge of the West

Scotty & The Barrelmakers: Scotty & the Barrelmakers is fronted by jam band veteran Scott Cooper (China Cats and the Gary Gates Band). The Santa Cruz Weekly called it "groove-based American rock sprinkled with blues, country and New Orleans-inspired sounds." KPIG listeners may be familiar with Cooper's songs "Save Your Love For Me" and "Pirates Revenge." Cooper's first CD reached #5 on Relix jam band radio charts and he's currently finishing up a new CD of original material. The Barrelmakers flush out Cooper's great songwriting with three-part harmonies, extended jams and climactic dynamics. The band includes drummer Mark Corsolini (Dark Star Orchestra), pianist Lachlan Kane (DB Walker Band), bassist Terry Shields (Nora Cruz Band) and luthier to the stars Scott Walker on lap steel.

Artist sites and sounds: www.reverbnation.com/edgeofthewest and  www.volumemedia.com

Pride & Joy

 



Electrifying Motown & Rockin' Soul

Fri. Sept. 25 at 8pm
   $15 adv./$15 door   Dance – ages 21 +

One of the most potent and polished acts in show business. Pride & Joy recreates the ensemble sounds of the Motown era with all four superb and spirited singers swapping vocal chores with equal passion and electricity. Everybody, everywhere, instantly relates to the music. During over two decades of phenomenal success, Pride & Joy has remained one of the most popular bands on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. They have achieved this by presenting the most timeless pop/soul music of our time in an electrifying high-style show that pulls the audience directly into the heart of their performance. "One of the cliches about the Bay Area music scene is that the region is so rich in live music that you can walk almost anytime into any small club and have a reasonable shot at seeing a truly first class act. It would be difficult to imagine better proof of that maxim than Pride and Joy, without a doubt one of the most potent and polished acts this writer has ever encountered purely by accident. The four vocalists exchange lead chores like a relay team passing a baton and each seems continually to top the others as the sets unfold. All of Pride and Joy's tunes were re-created with equal passion and electricity in conjuring up an audio picture of the 60's era." - Billboard . "The crowd was dancing themselves into a frenzy. This is a band dedicated to perpetuating vintage rhythm and blues. Pride and Joy plays the most partyin' music ever recorded. The band's music is turning yet another generation into dancin' fools."- Michael Snyder, San Francisco Chronicle-

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

AC/DShe

All Girl AC/DC Tribute



Staying true to the heart pounding rhythms and high energy presentation of early  Bon-era AC/DC

Sat. Sept. 26 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

AC/DShe is the original all-girl AC/DC tribute band doing Bon-era songs. These gals are committed to staying true to the heart pounding rhythms and high energy presentation of early AC/DC. The FIRST of the female tribute band phenomenon, they have been performing since the summer of 1999. Like AC/DC, AC/DShe knows it's a long way to the top if you wanna rock-n-roll, but they've been doing a kick ass job of delivering some high voltage rock to maximum-capacity crowds worldwide. So, put on your best AC/DC tour shirt, grab a beer, and hop on the highway to hell with AC/DShe.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.acdshe.com

Carlos Núñez

 



Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez packs pack superstar energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into his concerts around the world

Tue. Sept. 29 at 7:30pm
 $20 adv./$22 door $8 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

When the Los Angeles Times suggested that “if it's possible to become a pop star playing traditional music on bagpipes and recorder, Núñez could be the man,” it may have been an understatement. Few pop stars pack the energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into their concerts and recordings as Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez does. He is the world's most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, Spain's northwest, Atlantic Ocean-abutting region rich in vibrant, uniquely expressive Celtic traditional music. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.carlos-nunez.com

Dàimh

 



Scottish Gaelic Supergroup' Dàimh (pronounced “Dive”)

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

$16 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

“One of the most exhilarating bands on the Celtic Map” Irish Times Magazine

Taking their name from the Scottish Gaelic word for kinship, ‘Gaelic Supergroup' Dàimh (pronounced dive) are a 5 piece band based in Lochaber in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; an area as much renowned for its scenic beauty as for its rich musical and cultural heritage. A long-established favourite at folk festivals in Scotland, Ireland and across Europe, 2014 saw the group win the “Eiserner Eversteiner” European Folk Music Award in the 23nd German Folkherbst competition and also nominated for Folk Band of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards. From pyrotechnic jigs and reels to achingly poignant ballads, they run the full expressive gamut of folk music at its best, and are justly renowned for their thrilling live shows. Dàimh have released 5 studio albums to date. Their most recent; Tuneship once again sees the band blazing a new trail in the Scottish music scene with their own instrumental compositions skillfully integrated with traditional Gaelic Songs.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.daimh.net

 Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel & Little
Charlie with the Golden State/Lone Star Revue

 



Blues legends from California and Texas merge into one smoking' hot supergroup

Thu. Oct. 1 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Golden State/Lone Star Revue is an all-star, cross-country melding of musicians from California -- Mark Hummel (harp-blower, vocalist, bandleader and Grammy nominee), Little Charlie Baty (ex-Nightcats bandleader and guitar hero) and RW Grigsby (bassist) -- and Texans Anson Funderburgh (guitarist and Rockets bandleader) and Wes Starr (famed Austin drummer who has played with a who's who of Texas music royalty). Hummel's newest Handy Blues Award nominated release, The Hustle Is Really On , features the GS/LS Revue, which has just completed a new recording for 2016 release.  

Artist sites and sounds:   www.markhummel.com/golden_state.html


 

McCoy Tyler Band Frankie Boots
& The County Line The Painted Horses

 



A One Night Festival of dancing to traditional folk, bluegrass, old-school country, blues, gospel and more

Fri. Oct. 2 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door DANCE 21+

McCoy Tyler Band: The McCoy Tyler Band is a progressive acoustic trio based in Santa Cruz, CA. Their music fuses elements of traditional folk, bluegrass, old-school country, blues, and more. Tyler's impactful songwriting and unique arrangements paired with the band's high-energy live set make them one of the most intriguing up and coming bands. 

Frankie Boots & The County Line:  Frankie Boots And The County Line are a folk rock/Americana band roaring out of the San Francisco Bay Area with a penchant for painting vivid images of late nights, lost love, and the grittier side of life.  The County Line and their visceral sound sprung from a primordial soup of horns, pedal steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, keys, guitars, bass, and drums.  Whether it be country, rock, blues, gospel, bluegrass, or any other true form of great American music, the band throws it all into the recipe for a dish that's always served hot.

The Painted Horses: “Their debut album Ponderosa Pines is full of the folk trademarks: gorgeous acoustic guitar lines, charming, weaving harmonies, and singalong melodies.” – The Bay Bridged . Denys Kozakis,and Natosha Wengreen, discovered their mutual love for songwriting and singing harmonies and started the project with musical partner Jon Payne on bass.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://mccoytylerband.wix.com and http://frankiebootsmusic.com and   www.thepaintedhorsesmusic.com

House of Floyd

 


A Full production tribute to Pink Floyd

Sat. Oct. 3 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

A Full production tribute to Pink Floyd.   House of Floyd is San Francisco's immersive Pink Floyd tribute band. Rather than simply replicating the iconic band's recorded songs, House of Floyd focuses on the adventurous live arrangements and sonic explorations of their namesake. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.houseoffloyd.com

Mailani plus Kaui Dalire 2pm Matinee

 



An Aloha Music & Hula Matinee-- Singer-songwriter Mailani Makainai and Hula Dancer / Miss Aloha Hula  Kaui Dalire

Sun. Oct. 4 at 2pm
$12 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

Mailani: Singer-songwriter Mailani Makainai returns to the Hawaiian music scene with her first solo album on the Mountain Apple Company label. “Mailani” features her beautiful, unique voice and original songs that have endeared her to fans in Hawai‘i and around the world. Mailani, who grew up in Kailua Town on O‘ahu's Windward Coast, is part of a musical family. She started singing at the age of two and taught herself ‘ukulele while in high school. It was at Maryknoll Schools that she met Lei Melket, with whom she later formed Keahiwai, one of the most popular female duos in Hawaii. Keahiwai released its first album, “Local Girls,” in May 2001. “Local Girls” garnered the duo two Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and growing acclaim. Their sophomore album, “Satisfied,” was released the following year in 2002, and included the hit song “Falling.” The duo went on to release three additional award-winning albums and tour throughout Polynesia and the West Coast. Her sweet distinctive voice and honest emotions come through in every song, making her one of Hawai‘i's most endearing rising stars.

Kaui Dalire  Hula Dancer / Miss Aloha Hula Shannon Kau`i Dalire won the title of Miss Aloha Hula in the prestigious Merrie Monarch Festival held annually in Hilo, Hawai`i. The months of sweat and tears put into training for this competition was not new to Dalire, but rather is in her blood. Her Mother received the recognition as the Merrie Monarch Festival's very first Miss Aloha Hula (referred to then as Miss Hula) back in 1971. The tradition would continue with Dalire's older sister, Kapua, who would compete and win the title in 1991. Dalire's own hard work came to fruition as the titled was bestowed upon her in 1992. Her younger sister, Keola, followed as well and succeeded in 1999, receiving her title.

In other words, Kaui, is from Hula royalty. 

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.mele.com/music/artist/mailani+makainai/   and  https://www.facebook.com/kaui.dalire

In The Spirit of Lennon John Lennon 75 Birthday Celebration & Tribute Starring
The Sun King’s Drew Harrison 7PM concert

 



 Sun. Oct. 4 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940. Tonight we celebrate the life and work of John Lennon with Drew Harrison as he presents ‘In The Spirit of Lennon'.  Drew Harrison, the gifted leader of the musically remarkable and very popular The Beatles tribute band The Sun Kings, presents an evening of John Lennon's music. Drew Harrison is a genuine troubadour. Born in New York City, naturally drawn to music, Drew's childhood nursery rhyme was Dear Prudence; his adolescent superheroes: Stevie Wonder, Elton John and John Lennon. His plans of becoming a brain surgeon were usurped by dreams of playing music and making a difference, in the footsteps of Lennon. His solo original CD Go It Alone is a result of an intense period, filled with rawness and emotion. It's just his voice and acoustic guitar, baring his soul lyrically and vocally. It has been said that when Drew is singing it's as if he is singing for his life. Drew Harrison has the ability to translate the comedies and tragedies of life into a warm amalgam of sounds. He sings with passion and a voice that touches deep inside, and plays as if a full band was his guitar. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.myspace.com/drewharrisonmusic and  www.the- sun - kings .com

Walter Salas-Humara (of The Silos)
plus Jonathan Rundman

 



Frontman of  legendary indie-rock collective The Silos joins Jonathan Rundman both on tour supporting brand new albums

Mon. Oct. 5 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

How far apart are Cuba and Finland? How different are their languages, their climate, and their cultures? The families of Walter Salas-Humara and Jonathan Rundman stem from these respective countries, both escaping political unrest to settle in the United States. Musicians Salas-Humara and Rundman each find deep inspiration and significance in their disparate histories, evidenced in a uniquely American form of rock & roll songwriting. For the first time, Salas-Humara and Rundman will tour together, performing their own songs as well as collaborating as a duo. Audiences will hear Stonesy rock, melancholic folk, lyrics sung in Spanish, melodies from the Arctic Circle, and stories of longing, family, heartache, and homecoming. Walter Salas-Humara is supporting his new album Curve And Shake , his first solo project in 18 years. After decades of recording and touring with his legendary indie-rock collective The Silos, Curve And Shake showcases new sounds and a more nimble instrumentation, while retaining Salas-Humara's singular avant-gardist-goes-troubadour methodology.  Jonathan Rundman is supporting the new album Look Up , his own return to a solo career after three years on the road playing Finnish folk music with the acoustic duo Kaivama. Nordic influences weave throughout Rundman's folk/pop songs, and are heard in traditional instruments such as harmonium and mandola. 

Artist sites and sounds: http://jonathanrundman.com/walterandjonathan

Lost Weekend Western Swing Band

 



30th Anniversary Tour  Ahhhhh Yesssss! 30 years of waltzing and western swinging across dance floors of the the great American west

Thu. Oct. 8 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Lost Weekend Western Swing Band rides back to Don Quixote's International Music Hall for a special concert/dance celebrating the band's 30th anniversary! Classic Western Swing, and then some, from the outfit that galvanized the genre's renaissance here in California. Since 1985, the all-star LOST WEEKEND band has been heralded as a "Who's Who Of Country & Jazz" on the West Coast. Mark Holzinger (takeoff guitar), Blaine Sprouse (fiddle),Pam Brandon (featured vocalist) Charlie Wallace (steel guitar) Shota Osabe, (piano),Rick Alegri  (drums),ing Nathan (bass), Bob Schulz (cornet & vocals),Dale Mills (clarinet & sax),Kevin Porter (trombone),Don Burnham (guitar, vocals).
Artist sites and sounds: www.lostweekend.ws

Zeppelin Live 

 




Dazzling Led Zeppelin Tribute  (formerly Heartbreaker)

Fri. Oct. 9 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Zeppelin Live (formerly Heartbreaker) has been dazzling audiences for over a decade by reproducing the sights and sounds of one of the most popular and iconic bands in music history, second only to the Beatles. Performing for fairs, festivals and top casinos, Led Zeppelin Live delivers a show that's fun for all ages, playing all the familiar hits like Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Kashmir, Black Dog, Rock n Roll, Heartbreaker and All of My love, just to name a few.

Artist sites and sounds: www.zeppelintribute.com

Sean Hayes

 



Deep-roots syncopation, dusty folk-stomping and a biorhythmic pulse ebb and thump throughout his soul-tinged songs

Fri. Oct. 10 at 9pm
$24 adv./$27 door ALL STANDING 21+

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

If there were a map of Sean Hayes' 20-plus year career, it would be circuitous. A tangled criss-crossing of backroads and blue highways denoting place, influence, and trajectory. You can hear it in the deep-roots syncopation, in the dusty folk-stomp and in the biorhythmic pulse that ebbs and thumps throughout his soul-tinged songs. For Hayes, it's never been about the destination. It's always been about the journey: The words on paper, fingers on strings, impromptu dance parties, darkened clubs, late night mysteries, firing synapses, human connection, deeper meaning and the kind of beats that really make a body move. “I got moves the kids ain't seen,” he sings on “Magic Slim vs. Dynamite.” The smoke-and-sparklers dance party video for the song aptly captures the serious fun of his music. He's been compared to Bill Withers for his rhythmic sense and his soulfulness. Hayes forges songs that, even to the uninitiated, sound like hits.

Artist sites and sounds: www.seanhayesmusic.com

Buy your tickets now:  http://folkyeah.com/#/sean-hayes-don-quixotes-felton-1010/

HAPA 7pm Concert

 

 



"Hawaii's hottest group!" --Billboard Magazine / “HAPA's music: Beautiful, fragile, spiritual, powerful"--L.A. Times

Sun. Oct. 11 at 7pm
$25 adv./$30 door seated <21 w/parent

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

HAPA--Barry Flanagan and Ron Kuala'au. Often encapsulated as the "Sound of Maui" or the “Soundtrack of Hawaii” the music and sound of the group HAPA evokes a place that many people have referred to as heavenly. The sound? Expect to hear hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, History and Mythology. Just add to this a dose of American Folk-Rock, you have what has been described, as “the most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows” (Maui Times). The overriding quality of their music is one of passion, beauty and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song) and the exhilarating innovative sounds of virtuoso Guitar performances. "Masterful" is how Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stephen Stills describes the groups Guitar skills.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.hapa.com

Trout Fishing in America
5pm childrens show & 8pm Adult show

The duo has earned four Grammy Nominations and more standing ovations than a mainframe can count 



Trout Fishing in America  5pm Children's Show

Fri. Oct. 16 at 5pm  $12  kids  & $15 adults seated <21 w/parent

Trout Fishing in America  8pm Adult Show

Fri. Oct. 16 at 8pm  $20 adv./$20 door

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing and yet seemingly unlikely musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. As individuals, they are about as different as one can imagine. Together, they blend seamlessly in a way that has captured the imagination (and hearts) of audiences of all ages for over three decades. Ezra on guitar and banjo stands 6'8? tall while Keith on bass stretches to 5'5 1/2? on a humid day. Ezra is more playful and extroverted while Keith is more serious and reserved. Each of them bring out the best in the other and the joy that comes from this musical interaction is contagious and impossible to deny. The duo has earned four Grammy Nominations and recently released “Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers”. Try saying that five times fast! The CD features tongue twisters, mind-benders, spooky situations and instantly identifiable slices of a kid's life. In September 2010, they changed gears and released a folk/pop CD called “Lookin' at Lucky”, the first full length CD for adults in 11 years. Included in their catalog is a children's book/CD “Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important” published through Secret Mountain. The spoken-word tale is followed by 11 original songs relating to the story. Real people and animals in Keith and Ezra's lives inspired the characters in the songs.

Artist sites and sounds: www.troutmusic.com

Foreverland

 



An Electrifying 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

Sat. Oct. 17 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 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

Tony Furtado Trio

“Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt.” David Lindley, musical adventurer



"He has his black-belt in voice and bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me.” –  David Lindley

Sun. Oct. 18 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent
PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

 

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he's also an accomplished sculptor, but that's another story). All of the music of America is in Tony's music.  

His new CD “The Bell” is out now.  

Artist sites and sounds:   www.tonyfurtado.com

The Fretless

 



ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR at the Canadian Folk Music Awards—String Band Dynamo Innovators

Mon. Oct. 19 at 7:30pm
  $15 adv./$17 door   seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

$13 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

The Fretless is a new approach to string band and folk music that is quickly gaining high acclaim around the world.  This unique band is taking string music to fascinating places as it transforms fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements. The Fretless is working to incorporate a new approach to countless fiddle styles across Canada and around the globe.  The Fretless is an innovation in music that must be heard.  They harbor all the energy of fiddle tunes, while shattering all expectations in writing, creativity and performance .

Artist sites and sounds: www.thefretless.com


Te Vaka

 



Pacific Island Roots Fusion  from Tokelau, Tuvalu, Samoa, Cook Islands and New Zealand 

Tue. Oct. 20 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

Te Vaka is a group of musicians and dancers from Tokelau, Tuvalu, Samoa, Cook Islands and New Zealand brought together under the inspired leadership of Opetaia Foa'i. Te Vaka has been enchanting the world with their own brand of South Pacific Fusion since 1997. Using the rhythms of the log drum ("pate"), combined with traditional and contemporary instruments, Opetaia Foa'i and the band deliver a kaleidoscopic array of Pacific flavors in a genre all of it's own.  The group has headlined music festivals throughout Europe and been favourites at WOMAD festivals around the world.

Just announced:   Te Vaka to record DISNEY soundtrack for their next “Princess” 2016 feature “Moana”   

On August 14, Disney announced at its sold-out fan expo D23 that Te Vaka's Opetaia Foa‘i is composing the songs for the new Disney animated “princess” feature Moana (scheduled for November 2016 release). Te Vaka starts to record these songs for the soundtrack this week. 

 

Artist sites and sounds: www.tevaka.com

Druha Trava 

 



Europe's Greatest All Time Bluegrass / American Roots Band

Thu. Oct. 22 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, Druha Trava is the foremost band to emerge from the flourishing Czech bluegrass scene. Its virtuoso musicians can satisfy the most hardcore fans with scorching versions of traditional bluegrass standards. But as the band´s name "Second Grass" implies, DT reaches far beyond the classic bluegrass genre for inspiration. The band uses American roots music as a starting point for a synthesis of jazz, pop, folk and even classical motifs, transforming an iconic American idiom into a richly textured, highly personal statement. DT was formed in 1991 by the influential singer-songwriter Robert Krestan, multi-instrumentalist Lubos Malina and other veterans of the acoustic music scene that had long thrived in Czechoslovakia. Krestan´s original songs -- renowned for their enigmatic, at times provocative, lyrics -- make up most of the band´s repertoire, and they and Krestan´s raw, gritty vocals set the band apart.  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.druhatrava.us

Be Natural Music Youth Rock
Concert Fundraiser 1pm Matinee

Not My Fault, Neon Roses, 3-Hole Punch, Diamond Wire, SLIME 



Youth Rock Concert and Halloween Costume Contest

Sat. Oct 24 at 1pm
   $7 adv./$7 door   Children Under 3 Free  Dance –Seated <21 w/parent

Benefits the Be Natural Music Scholarship Program. Proceeds and donations from this family-friendly event will go to the Be Natural Music Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to kids in the music program. Youth Bands will perform. Events include a raffle and Costume Contest.  Come and support Santa Cruz's finest up and coming musicians!

Not My Fault:  Formed in 2013 by Be Natural Music, Not My Fault is an experienced band of teenage musicians from Santa Cruz County showcasing Brooke O'Brien on vocals & guitar, Ava Totah on Keyboard, Malena Clark on drums and Carter Bond on bass playing songs of Led Zeppelin, Arctic Monkeys, Elton John, Bob Dylan and their own original music!

Neon Roses:  Formed in 2014 by Be Natural Music, these young girls will capture your heart! Showcasing the talents of Emma Das on Bass & Vocals, Marisa Shoiton on Drums & Vocals, Isabel Shen on keys and our newest addition  Cori Newton on guitar! Performing songs by Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, The White Stripes and more!

Artist sites and sounds: event link  www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/2015events/ and scholarship link:  www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/scholarships/

Fleetwood Mask
8pm Evening Concert

 



The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac 


Sat. Oct. 24 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: www.fleetwoodmask.com Check out Fleetwood Mask promo video on site narrated by Mick Fleetwood himself.

The Lionel Hampton Big Band
featuring Jason Marsalis

Lionel Hampton is one of the most extraordinary musicians of the 20th century and his artistic achievements symbolize the impact that jazz music has had on our culture in the 21st century. 


Lionel Hampton is one of the most extraordinary musicians of the 20th century--his band members continue the legacy with Jason Marsalis of the famed Marsalis Jazz Family on Vibes

Thu. Oct. 29 at 7:30pm
$25 adv./$30 door seated <21 w/parent

 

The Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis  is comprised mainly of musicians who played with Lionel Hampton himself. The Lionel Hampton Estate, eager to have the Big Band reactivate, granted permission in March of 2015 to launch the Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis, with Christian Fabian, Cleave Guyton Jr and Lance Bryant as co-leaders. All the Band Leaders played with Lionel Hampton; Lance was the Lionel Hampton Orchestra Musical Director and Principal Arranger, and Christian remains the Bass Chair of the last Big Band led by Lionel Hampton. Jason Marsalis is from the Marsalis Jazz family (Wynton, Ellis, Branford, Delfeayo).

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/LionelHamptonBigBandfeaturingJasonMarsalis and www.lionelhampton.n Videos at www.youtube.com/watch?v=De5vwcFc2qQ and www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQxGmAXr3Sk&feature=youtu.be

Pure Bathing Cluture

 



Pure Bathing Culture is a transformative American indie pop band from Portland, Oregon

 

Fri. Oct. 30 at 8pm
$12 adv./$12 door ALL STANDING 21+

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Sarah summarizes the Pray for Rain experience as one of “stepping into the realm of discovering who we are as a band and as songwriters,” echoing a theme of the album itself, the process of change and transition. “You can find the best version of yourself in those hardest moments,” she said. To which Dan adds: “You have to be backed up against the wall in order to really feel those feelings and respond to them.” Pray for Rain is the sound of Pure Bathing Culture transforming from who they were to who they will be, of finding their way, ready to take steps both small and momentous on their musical path. To hear Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman tell it, their Portland, OR-based band Pure Bathing Culture has always evolved naturally and at a steady pace. “That's really the path we've been on as a band, always putting one foot in front of the other as opportunities presented themselves,” Versprille said. “The music just revealed itself to us as we kept going.”

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

Buy your tickets now: http://folkyeah.com/#/pbcdqmh2015/

HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
China Cats Grateful Dead Tribute
plus Old & In the Way Tribute

COSTUME CONTEST:  First prize $100.00 cash for Best Costume and many more fun chance to win



Sat. Oct. 31 at 8:30pm
$12 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 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). 

Old & In the Way Tribute: Larry Graff (Slugs N' Roses) and Scott Cooper, Matt Hartle & Roger Sideman (of China Cats) dust off those rusty acoustic strings, and play a blazing dance set of Jerry's great bluegrass band Old & In The Way .

COSTUME CONTEST:  First prize $100.00 cash for Best Costume, second place wins a night on the town: 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 and  www.facebook.com/slugsnroses

Heather Maloney 7pm

 



Merging folk roots with indie rock to make one bad ass dynamic sound without compromising
 one heartfelt lyric

Sun. Nov. 1 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

“Going in, we said ‘lets make a bad ass indie rock record with a sound as big and dynamic as we can, without compromising one single heartfelt lyric.”  Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney did just that on her newest LP, Making Me Break . Working with Grammy- nominated producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers), the two crafted and delivered on an artistic vision to merge Maloney's folk roots with indie rock.  "With an exceptional mix of indie rock and Americana, Heather Maloney has crafted an unforgettable album with Making Me Break . The new disc is a fascinating listening experience front to back, combining intricate melodies with dynamic musical arrangements and thoughtful lyrics — culminating in one of the most exciting records we've heard in a long time." -Diffuser

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

The Steel Wheels

 



From The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia  this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound 

Thu. Nov. 5 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival. 

"End of the World Again," quite possibly one of the most beautiful songs of homecoming ever written.  -The Bluegrass Situation.

 “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 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  

Artist sites and sounds: www.thesteelwheels.com

The Sam Chase

 



The Sam Chase has a voice like a Nun on the lam with a mouthful cigarettes and curse words in a lonely bar, drunkenly dancing next to a broken jukebox.

Fri. Nov. 6 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

COME EARLY
THE SAME CHASE PLACE TWO BIG SETS

The Sam Chase has a voice like a Nun on the lam with a mouthful cigarettes and curse words in a lonely bar, drunkenly dancing next to a broken jukebox. His songs are scribbled, not written, on lipstick and sweat stained motel bedsheets because he likes the way the ink bleeds. His guitar runs on diesel and leaks like the morning after too much Whiskey. His is a show you'll probably want to tattoo on your body so everyone will know that you knew him before he was cool.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.thesamchase.com

The Mermen plus The Shitones

 

 



"Cascading waves of dreamlike sound, Amazing! The Mermen have the oceanic thing down pat." THE VILLAGE VOICE. New York

Sat. Nov. 7 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Mermen: "Jim Thomas is a master of the ethereal, infusing his playing with textures from all corners of the progressive rock kingdom. Bristling sheets of guitar swell, then recede, then swell again, sometimes crashing in foamy sprays of feedback onto craggy rhythms, other times simply rippling toward the horizon on convoluted streams of reverb. The Mermen have long played on the power of the cinematic, but Thomas virtuosity doesn't allow for chaos---it allows only for boundless beauty, awe inspiring compositions and a startling inspiration.” ALIBI New Mexico

The Shitones a surf-inspired band featuring Shigemi "Shig33" Komiyama on drums, Jennifer Burnes on bass, and Jim Thomas on guitar. Their repertoire consists of surf cover tunes by greats such as Dick Dale, Jack Nietsche, and The Ventures as well as older rock and roll--Jimi Hendrix, early Fleetwood Mac, Quicksilver Messenger Service. You can never tell what gems might surface at a Shitones show--or who might be sitting in.

Artist sites and sounds: http://mermen.net and http://mermen.net/shitones.shtml

Jeffrey Foucault 7pm Concert

 



“Contemporary and Timeless” The New York Times

Sun. Nov. 8 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

“I first saw Foucault play in a little Missoula theatre years ago, when many of us who grew up spinning our elders' albums—Townes and Dylan, John Prine and Greg Brown—wandered around dolorously wondering when the next real songwriter would come along. Stetson sweaty, that little vagabond spark in his eye, he spun out a long Beam-fueled set and when it was over I walked out into the warm rain and thought, Damn. So that's where he's been. Since then Foucault has given American poetry some of its most vital lines and his musical searchings have become touchstones of density and durability. On this new record—his most poignant, honest, even scathing—his cry is a belt of pure blue Wisconsin lake ice with a back of December sunlight angling through bare limbed birches.” - Chris Dombrowski (from the liner notes to SALT AS WOLVES)

Artist sites and sounds:  www.jeffreyfoucault.com

Blitzen Trapper

 



Reaching back to old-timey folk & bluegrass and traveling through everything from country, psychedelia, soul, prog, garage, metal to classic rock 

Sat. Nov. 14 at 9pm
$18 adv./$20 door ALL STANDING 21+

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Over the course of 15 years and seven full-length albums, Blitzen Trapper has crafted one of the more compelling and varied catalogs in contemporary rock and roll. Indeed, singer and guitarist Eric Earley, who is also the Portland, Oregon-based band's primary songwriter, is possessed of a musical and lyrical sensibility that is remarkably deep and wide; big ideas and universal emotions are wrung from the seemingly plainspoken details of small-screen and often highly personal stories, and set to music that reaches way, way back to old-timey folk and bluegrass, travels through everything from country, psychedelia and soul to prog, garage and metal, indulges gloriously in the classic rock of the 70s and 80s, and makes occasional side trips into hip-hop, skewed pop and noisey freakouts.

Artist sites and sounds:    www.blitzentrapper.net

Buy your tickets now: http://folkyeah.com/#/btfelton2015/

Catie Curtis plus Maia Sharp 2pm Matinee

 



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

Catie Curtis is a veteran on the singer/songwriter folk scene, crisscrossing the US for 20 years – and counting – performing shows, recording and releasing 13 CDs, with devoted fans following her every move. She's performed at the White House several times, at two Presidential Inaugural Balls, with Lilith Fair, and at Carnegie Hall. The winner of more than her share of Boston Music Awards, she also took the Grand Prize in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition (out of 15,000 entries). Catie recorded a duet with Kris Kristofferson for his CD "The Austin Sessions” and there's a good chance you've heard a song of hers in a movie or on a TV show. The New Yorker called Catie a "folk-rock goddess."

Maia Sharp: "Bonnie Raitt often covers Sharp's songs, and no wonder. She writes melodies wide enough to let singers show their range, with lyrics that cut to the bone."- New York Daily News. “A prolific songwriter, she's written music for some of the industry's best, including Cher, Bonnie Raitt, The Dixie Chicks, and Art Garfunkel. But she's a star in her own right, too.” Advocate.com

Artist sites and sounds:  http://catiecurtis.com and   www.maiasharp.com

Erin McKeown plus Rod Picott

 



Erin: “Her operative mood is effortless grace” - LA Weekly. Rod:  soulful singer who carries with him as fine a suitcase of songs as you'll find anywhere

Mon. Nov. 16 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Erin McKeown is an internationally known musician, writer, and producer. With 9  full length albums, 2 EPs, and numerous soundtracks to her credit, she has spent the last 15 years crafting a reputation as an original musical voice and compelling live performer. An active voice on social justice issues and culture, Erin was a 2011-12 fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Since her debut album Distillation dropped in 2000, Erin has sold over 100,000 albums. She has written a song via text message with her friend Rachel Maddow. “Her operative mood is effortless grace” - LA Weekly.

Rod Picott is a masterful songwriter and soulful singer who carries with him as fine a suitcase of songs as you'll find anywhere. Slaid Cleaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Fred Eagelsmith have recorded Rod Picott songs. A former construction worker who hung up his tools when he released his debut CD in 2000, Picott has carved a career for himself with a run of 6 beautifully crafted self released CDs over the last 13 years and a well earned reputation as a engaging, emotion fueled performer.  

Artist sites and sounds:   www.erinmckeown.com and http://rodpicott.com

The Beggar Kings

Recreating the classic Rolling Stones #1 albums "Exile on Main Street" and "Sticky Fingers"!



A Rolling Stones Virtual 1972 Concert “Exile On Beach Street”

Sat. Nov. 21 at 8pm
$18 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

 

The Beggar Kings are brought to you by the same production team that brought you The White Album Ensemble .  The grand tradition continues with their creative exploration of The Rolling Stone's greatest albums. Announcing "Exile on Beach Street" The Beggar Kings--A Rolling Stones two album live "virtual 1972 concert", complete with all the songs and virtually all the sounds heard on these albums, considered to be the end of 60s and start of 70s creative apex of "The worlds greatest Rock and roll band". The Beggar Kings features members and former members of The Doobie Brothers, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape, Destroy the Night, White Album Ensemble, Steve Marriott, Le Strange, Tsunami, and many more.  Some of the members are Grammy nominees.  The Beggar Kings are Dale Ockerman, producer, guitars, keyboards, mandolin, harp; Bret Mars, Guitars and vocals; Caleb Larsen, Guitars; David Tucker, Drums'; Jesse Holsapple, Bass Omar Spence, Vocals ; Kevin Krilanovich, Vocals; Daniel Young, and John Hensley, (the Pleasure Point Horns); Vince Sanchez, Percussion and plug-ins; James Hannibal, Sax ; Richard Bryant, vocals: Nick Wallace, keys; Alysha Antonino, Connie Troupe, Tammi Brown, Vocals.

Artist sites and sounds: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beggar-Kings/672508919521606?fref=photo and http://www.thebeggarkings.com

Tish Hinojosa

 



"A rare gift for melody that's perfect for Hinojosa's lovely, relaxed soprano." -- THE WASHINGTON POST

Sun. Nov. 22 at 7:00pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Tish Hinojosa’s music crosses borders – between cultures, languages and musical genres. Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and latino styles, her music reflects contemporary America’s multicultural richness. Combining a vision that embraces all of these musical styles, with her characteristic warmth and a pure, soulful voice, this enchanting Texan singer-songwriter has gained a loving and loyal audience throughout America, Europe and beyond.

Artist sites and sounds: www.mundotish.com

Alex Bleeker And the Freaks

 



Alex Bleeker's (also of the band Real Estate) Freaks tunes are more informed by roots rock and jam band tendencies, with a heavier Grateful Dead and Neil Young influence 

Thu. Dec. 10 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door ALL STANDING 21+

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

New Jersey musician Alex Bleeker began recording under the moniker Alex Bleeker & The Freaks in the late 2000s, around the same time he was working under his own name and playing bass in surfy indie pop band Real Estate. Similar to the hazy, mellow vibes of Real Estate, Bleeker's solo tunes were more informed by roots rock and jam band tendencies, with a heavier Grateful Dead and Neil Young influence than his main band.

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

Melvin Seals & The Spirt of 76
plus Phil Coulsen & Scott Cooper



PRESENTED BY THE WHEEL COMPANY

Sat. Dec. 12 at 8:30pm
$22 adv./$25 door Dance – ages 21 +

Melvin Seals , the legendary Hammond B-3 wizard is performing with the Spirit of 76. Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music" steeped in the musical history of San Francisco

The Spirit of '76 featuring Matt Hartle, Amy Berry, Bret Bailey, Jerry Brown, Steve Sofranko, Paul Garcia, Roger Sideman are master players of Grateful Dead music.

Phil Coulsen & Scott Cooper:  Phil of Jerry's Kids and Scott of The Chinacats open with a short & very sweet acoustic set of Dead tunes.

Artist sites and sounds: http://melvinsealsandjgb.com and www.facebook.com/gratefuldeadspirit76

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