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2 Kings & A Prince--Elvis Presley,
Michael Jackson & Prince Spectacular   



Tue Sept. 20 at 7:30pm
 $15 adv. / $15 door   seated <21 w/parent

Prepare to be totally entertained! Join us for a spectacular night of music Straight from Vegas. 

Johnny Barron accomplish musician and vocalist has been performing Elvis for the past 30 years. It is a pleasure to add him to our cast.

Chavail Gans as Michael Jackson as close as they come in looks, attitude and moves, a must see!

Lester T as Prince entertaining, talented and will hold your attention

All of these performers are showstoppers.  This is a Las Vegas showroom grab-a-seat and prepare to be dazzled spectacular!   

Artist sites and sounds:  http://www.tbapresents.com/2kings-elvis-michael.htm and  www.classique-productions.com/pages/PAGE10A1.HTM

Matt Flinner Trio with Joe Craven

Imagine what fireworks are going to go off when these acoustic super pickers get together

Wed. Sept. 21 at 7:30pm

$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Matt Flinner Trio :  Mandolinist Matt Flinner, guitarist Ross Martin and bassist Eric Thorin cover a wide variety of musical styles—all with the common ground of American roots music. Bluegrass, jazz and old-time music are all present here in their ways, along with a dose of classical chamber music composition and arrangement, as the members all draw from their wide array of musical loves, experiences and influences.  These influences boil down into the trio's own organic sound of New Acoustic / Modern String Band music. Whatever label you put on it, it is guaranteed to be fresh and original, and definitely something you've never quite heard before.

Joe Craven: Joe has made music with many folks – notably The David Grisman Quintet, violinist Stephane Grappelli and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia – to multi-whirled string guy David Lindley and seven years recording and touring with banjo fusionist Alison Brown.  “His music combines so many diverse elements that it is practically its own genre.”

~ Audiophile Review.  Joe is a musical madman with anything that has strings attached; violin, mandolin, tin can, bedpan, cookie tin, tenor guitar/banjo, mouth bow, canjoe and so much more.

Artist sites and sounds: www.mattflinner.com/trio/ and http://joecraven.com

The Fixers

Vintage and Modern Rock & Roll, Americana, Country, Pop, and R & B

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

The Fixers covers a wide variety of music. They are sure to get people up off their feet and dancing to old and modern pop tunes. Basically, the band plays anything that people like to hear. The Fixers play Americana, Country, Pop, and R & B  and rock and roll music. The group is composed of Ariana Rice (Vocals and Acoustic Guitars), Jon Jimmerson (Guitars, Steel, and Vox), Matt Quillen (Bass Guitar), and Jeff Hazen (Drums).

Artist sites and sounds:   www.jonjimmerson.com/the-fixers

Grampa's Chili, Levi Jack, Eve of Eden


Electric Americana, jazz, soul, folk psychedelic rockin' chili gumbo

Fri. Sept. 23 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

Grampa's Chili : "Based in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Grampa's Chili has been  reinvigorating the West Coast Jamband scene with their own brand of  'electric Americana' to a devoted audience for over 20 years. Combining elements of jazz, rock, bluegrass, folk, and west-coast psychedelic, Grampa's Chili shows feature a vast repertoire of original tunes that thrive on intelligent songwriting, sonic exploration and liberal doses of serendipity. A Grampa's Chili show is a celebration of positive vibes, hard-rocking jams, warm smiles and unbridled joy!"

Levi Jack:  Marty Rodriguez of Corduroy Jim has a new rockin' ensemble. Marty and Rich Thomas from CJ are on acoustic and electric guitars and vocals, "LJ" also boasts the singular rhythm section of Bay Area music veterans Mark Danley (The English Language/Bliss Ninnies) on percussion/drums,  and Josh "Jedi" Baker (Mescalito, Grampa's Chili,  George Heagerty & Never The Same) on acoustic and electric bass.

Eve of Eden: A new rock & soul band honoring the timeless tradition of getting back to the garden, Eve of Eden fuses harmonic melodies and driving rhythms to create a sound that is both rootsy and etheric. Bandleader Aliza Hava is an award-winning singer/songwriter joined by Deirdre Egan on Celtic harp & keys, Tyler Larson on lead guitar, Jesse Strauss on bass and Cory Graves on drums. Hava's songs have been included on musical soundtracks along with songwriting luminaries such as Annie Lennox, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne and more. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.grampaschili.net and Levi Jack at www.corduroyjim.com/levi-jack and www.eveofedenmusic.com

The Mother Hips is Cancelled. New date TBA



Fri. Sept. 23 at 9pm

The Mother Hips , the center of which is the duo of Tim Bluhm (vocals/guitar) and Greg Loiacono (guitar/vocals), have spent over two decades writing, recording and performing songs, and die-hard fans who still talk about their “first Hips show,” have hung on every word and have enabled The Mother Hips to become a bona fide cottage industry. The band was even able to lay claim to a rock subgenre, “California Soul” (aptly arrived upon) so solidified that brands like Sierra Nevada Brewery crafted a beer “Hips Helles” based on the bands' sound.


Aja Vu plays Steely Dan
and Stealin' Chicago plays Chicago

Sat. Sept. 24 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Aja Vu has long beautifully performed the music of Steely Dan and now they have added a generous set of Chicago Tunes to a long evening of stellar, totally danceable music.  That's right:  one great band, two great tributes. The San Francisco-based band won KFOX's Last Band Standing competition on the Bay Area's #1 rated Greg Kihn Show two years running! From "Reelin' In The Years" to "Deacon Blues" and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" and special treasures from Fagen's solo outings, you CAN buy a thrill when you hear the tight chunky horns, vocals and solos note for note and phrase for phrase backed up by an unparalleled rhythm section.The Aja Vu show recreates the combination of rock, jazzy blues and unique storytelling that has made the Steely Dan sound endure throughout pop culture for 30+ years!

Stealin' Chicago has an outsized respect for the music of Chicago and a dedication to re-create how it was recorded by Terry Kath, Robert Lamm and Peter Cetera and their different vocal styles. The unique sound incorporates gigantic melodic horn lines and is the sound of Chicago.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.ajavu.com and  www.stealinchicago.com

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys 2pm Matinee


Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Doo-Wop

Sun. Sept. 25 at 2pm

$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Big Sandy in his own words:  Twenty-five years, fourteen albums & hundreds of thousands of miles. What a dream it's been. When I first got together for a garage rehearsal with a group of musician friends in the spring of 1988 in Anaheim, California, I never dreamed that I would someday be celebrating the silver anniversary of the rocking little bandthat formed that afternoon. Yet here I am, looking back over a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times, that has put us in front of national television audiences, and - most importantly - that has given me the opportunity to play the music that I grew up having such a passion for - Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Doo-Wop and now with the release of our new all-acoustic album “What A Dream It's Been”, even a touch of Jamaican Rocksteady. Putting together the new record for Cow Island Music has brought back a flood of memories; we went through our entire catalogue of LP's, picked out some of our favorite original numbers, and gave them fresh new arrangements, rhythms, and instrumentations. In many ways , it was our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now, while looking forward towards new musical horizons. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.bigsandy.net

Antoine Dufour, Craig D'Andrea,
Trevor Gordon Hall
7pm Concert

An evening of stunning acoustic instrumental guitar prowess from three mind blowing, multi-award winning young masters

Sun. Sept. 25 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Antoine Dufour: 33 year old Montreal, Canada based guitarist Antoine Dufour is known among the best guitar players in the world as a musician's musician. To fans of popular music, he deftly combines jaw-dropping guitar playing skills and an artistic soul in crafting instrumental compositions that transcends global cultures and languages. Antoine does this in an incredibly visual and entertaining style. Craig D'Andrea: Connecticut based Craig D'Andrea is a fingerstyle guitarist and recording artist signed with Candy Rat Records.  Craig has toured in the USA, Canada, UK, China, and across Europe in support of his three full-length albums.  Craig has recently returned to the USA after a successful our of England and the Netherlands

Trevor Gordon Hall: Rated as one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar magazine, comes an instrumentalist from Philadelphia whose compositions range in style from edgy driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor Gordon Hall sets himself apart by leaving no physical aspect of the guitar untouched.

Artist sites and sounds: www.cadetmusicpresents.com

Fruit Bats


Sub Pop and Perishable recording artist has new CD: Absolute Looser -- rich melodies and thick musical textures


Mon. Sept. 26 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door ALL STANDING–AGES 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Fruit Bats' sixth album Absolute Loser represents a triumphant return to name, form, and self. Despite implications, its title refers to the furthest depths of loss itself, rather than the state of those who have lost something. It's the most honest, most confessional album of Fruit Bats' career. Eric Johnson draws from deeply those personal experiences, yet Absolute Loser encapsulates universal themes and emotions. Musically, Absolute Loser retains the same structural pop elements that made Fruit Bats so beloved in the first place. Its simple sounding melodies belie such thick musical textures, as some tracks incorporate up to 10 guitar tracks layered on top of each other. Johnson also hearkens back to his days teaching banjo at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, and that instrumentation adds a folksy, Americana spirit to record.

Artist sites and sounds: www.fruitbatsmusic.com

Steve Gunn plus Nap Eyes


Flavors of country blues, ecstatic jazz and psych in continually unfolding compositions

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Tue. Sept. 27 at 8pm

$12 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Steve Gunn is a New York-based guitarist and songwriter. With a career spanning nearly fifteen years, Steve has produced volumes of critically acclaimed solo, duo, and ensemble recordings. His albums with GHQ and longtime collaborating drummer John Truscinski represent milestones of contemporary guitar-driven, forward music. Mining the catalogs of Basho, Bull, Chapman, and Sharrock, among other titans of stringed-things and record-session royalty, Steve has steadily processed these inspirations into a singular, virtuosic stream. Close listening reveals the influence of Delta and Piedmont country blues, ecstatic free jazz, and psych, as well as Gnawa and Carnatic music, on the continually unfolding compositions. His new album, Eyes on the Line , is out now.  

Nap Eyes: Hailing from Nova Scotia, Nap Eyes makes crooked, literate guitar pop refracted through the gray Halifax rain. Recorded live to tape with no overdubs, their songs are equal parts shambling and sophisticated, with one eye on the dirt and one trained on the starry firmament, inhabiting a skewed world where odes to NASA and the Earth's magnetic field coexist easily with lyrics about insomnia and drinking too much.

Artist sites and sounds: www.steve-gunn.com and  www.paradiseofbachelors.com/nap-eyes/

Buy your tickets now:  http://folkyeah.com/#/steve-gunn-santa-cruz-927/
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The Outside Track


The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world--stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy

Wed. Sept. 28 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$17 door  seated <21 w/parent

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

Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, and a finalist for best album in the 2016 Indie Acoustic Project Awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, their marriage of Celtic music, song, dance has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and the USA, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this as a foundation. They effortlessly fuse traditional and contemporary with winning joie de vivre, blending fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality.

Artist sites and sounds: www.theoutsidetrack.com

Postponed – New Date TBA    John Doe


(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Thu. Sept. 29 at 8pm

Jolie Holland Duo


Unconventional jazz, blues, soul, rock and roll stew

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Thu. Sept. 29 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Jolie Holland: 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.

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

Wake The Dead



Celtic & Acoustic Take on The Grateful Dead, now embracing the entire Summer Of Love

Fri. Sept. 30 at 8pm

$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

The World's First Celtic All-Star Grateful Dead Jam Band. After 16 years of solid success blending Celtic traditional music and the songs of the Grateful Dead, this hot Northern California septet now embraces the entire Summer of Love, delighting Deadheads, folkies, rockers, and adventurous music lovers alike around the world.  Wake the Dead are Maureen Brennan, Sylvia Herold, Danny Carnahan, Brian Rice, Cindy Brown, Kevi Carr, Paul Kotapish.  

They will be celebrating their long awaited forth CD “Deal” 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.wakethedead.org

saQi, Stellamara,  KR3TURE

Never limited, multi-genre, powerful, emotive non-stop dance party 

Sat. Oct. 1 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

saQi:  The Portland-based artist saQi is a classically trained composer, producer and trumpet player. Drawing his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse, saQi creates eclectic electronica that maintains a balance between organic and synthesized sound. His live sets rock the dance floor while maintaining a grace and musical depth to engage the listener. The music is never limited by genre, tempo or any other stylistic elements. Allegiance to the creative flow and its truest expression thereof is saQi's manifesto.

Stellamara:  Internationally acclaimed world music ensemble Stellamara premiers electro-acoustic sets emphasizing their signature passionate rhythms and eastern melodies with dramatic orchestral sections, otherworldly ambience and deep bass grooves. Evolving for over a decade of recording and performing, Stellamara unites world-renowned musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds in a shared devotion for folk and classical music rooted in Near Eastern, Eastern European, Medieval European, Arabic and Persian traditions.

KR3TURE:  (Krikor is "Creature") a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Santa Cruz Cruz, CA creating powerful and emotive music using gritty acoustic and deep electronic ingredients.  He will join up with saQi tonight. 

Artists sites and sounds:   http://saqimusic.com  and  http://stellamara.com  and   https://soundcloud.com/kr3ture

Abalone Grey, Hymn For Her, Suzanne Wilde
7pm Concert


A wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues, murderous melodies and riotous rockin' roadkill stew

Sun. Oct. 2 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Abalone Grey: Strong vocal harmonies, engaging soulful lyrics and unique melodies make up the backbone of the band Abalone Grey.  The members of Abalone Grey include: Bobcat Rob Armenti (vocals, guitar, slide guitar), Emma Rae Marie Shaw (vocals, bass), Kat Factor (vocals, piano, percussion), Joe Kaplow (vocals, banjo, guitar), and Johnny Stiles (harmonica, vocals). As a group they showcase a strong collection of musical talent, translating into folk love ballads, murderous melodies and foot stomping rhythms.

Hymn For Her:   The duo certainly covers a lot of musical territory. Their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk led U.K. music critic Stve Bennett to call H4H's sound “a riotous, rocking roadkill stew,” while others have referenced such diverse bands as Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones. They inject juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as “Hell's Angels meets the Amish.”

Suzanne Wilde plays original music in the style of vintage country western and honky tonk.  She embraces the classic country music of the 1930's through the 1960's by the likes of Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash and the Carter Family, and Patsy Cline as her inspiration.  Suzanne will be playing as a duo tonight.

Artist sites and sounds:  https://abalonegrey.com   and http://hymnforher.com and  www.suzannewildeandtheblackhats.com

The Routine plus Eric Morrison & The Mysteries


A sonic melting pot of electric blues, soul and world styling meets California Americana Soul

Tue. Oct. 4 at 7:30pm
$8 adv./$8 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Routine: Hailing from San Diego, California, The Routine is a five-piece rock collective that defies categorization in today's genre-driven media cloud. A sonic melting pot of electric blues, soul and world styling, they are not simply a band—and they are anything but “routine”.  Russell Ramo, guitar player and son of Syrian immigrants, explains, “Just by looking at us, you see the story of global artistic culture: Black, White, European, Middle Eastern and Latino. We epitomize diversity and the strength of its unity. Each of us contributes a unique flavor, while still respecting the unified sound of empowering and uplifting music.”?

Eric Morrison & The Mysteries live for a good time, and mysterious musical spontaneity to say the least. When this group steps on stage the music transcends and takes over. The group's onstage chemistry fuels the lovefest that is a live Mystery show. Rooted in the trajectory of a West Coast Santa Cruz sound, Eric Morrison & the Mysteries plays what has been described as California's own Americana Soul.

Artist sites and sounds: www.theroutineband.com and  http://ericmorrisonandthemysteries.com



A sonic explosion of 20 musicians, Vaudeville-style dancers, stilt walkers, colorful costumes &  hilarious shenanigans


Wed. Oct. 5 at 8pm

$15 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

MarchFourth! is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of entertainment — a sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians, dancers and artisans who travel the world, year-round, taking audience members of all ages, from all walks of life, on a joy-inducing, foot-stomping, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization.

With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, hoopers and Vaudeville-style dancers, MarchFourth! whips audiences into a celebratory frenzy with an over-the-top spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, hilarious stage shenanigans, and irresistible charisma! This is not a band that simply “puts on a show.” MarchFourth! delivers a multi-faceted, indelible experience for those who are lucky enough to be in attendance. If you have ever been to one of their performances then you know it is all this and more

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

Yogoman's Rocksteady Revue
starring Winston Jarrett


At 75 years old, Winston Jarrett, is the wise, kind, well-travelled Reggae Godfather of the early Ska, Rock Steady, and Reggae scene from Jamaica

Thu. Oct. 6 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Yogoman's Rocksteady Revue : Long-time Reggae DJ Jordan Rain of “YOGOMAN and his Burning Band” will be backing 60's Reggae Legend Winston Jarrett from Jamaica, and playing a live set of their music to remind America of one of the sweetest and coolest danceable genres of all time: Rock Steady. YOGOMAN is an original live group who's music is known for their inspirational, celebratory qualities, while being well received by fans of all-ages.

Winston Jarrett: At 75 years old, Winston Jarrett, is the wise, well-travelled, and kind Reggae Godfather who is still singing strong as one of the forefathers of the Ska, Rock Steady, and Reggae from Jamaica.  This Revue will center around the Rock Steady genre that existed between 1966-68 in Jamaica after Ska and just before Reggae. Most people do not get to hear Rock Steady in a live setting, but this particular genre is akin to American Soul music with elements of Jazz and an infectious  tempo and bounce. Growing up in the Jones Town area of Kingston, Jamaica, Winston took his love of music and signed on to Rock Steady superstar Alton "Mr. Soul" Ellis' backing band, The Flames, in the late 1960's. You can hear his rich vocals on such classic hits as Rocksteady and Girl I've Got A Date

Artist sites and sounds:  www.yogoman.com and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Jarrett

The Mermen



Surf, rock, psychedelic, ambient, psychobilly capturing love of ocean and great rock and roll

Fri. Oct. 7 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Mermen's style of music has been called a lot of things, surf, rock, psychedelic, ambient, psychobilly, thrash, punk, new-age--and really, it may be all of those things. Their name came from Jimi Hendrix's song "1983, A Merman I Should Turn to Be" which captures both their love of the ocean and an appreciation of great rock and roll.  "The best rock and roll is poetry in motion, with or without words — and some of the best records of the year came without. The Mermen play an extreme brand of surf music; the trebly turbulent and black minor chord moods of guitarist Jim Thomas are like a rough ride on the icy seas of the mid-Atlantic. Hints of Dick Dale filter through the cracked sidewalk wave forms of Sonic Youth. Thomas sounds more like Neil Young at the wheel of the good ship Crazy Horse." -- David Fricke, Rolling Stone

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

The Houserockers


Rock, blues, funk, 60's soul and R & B - the band turns every performance into a house party.

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

The Houserockers are a 10 piece Rock & Soul band from Los Gatos, CA that plays the greatest songs ever recorded. With a wailing 5 piece horn section and rock solid rhythm section of 2 guitars, bass, drums and keys, we bring the timeless classics to life. Recently named "Best Cover Band in the Bay Area" as winners of the KFOX Radio Last Band Standing contest, The Houserockers are one of the hardest working and in demand bands in Northern California. Known for their eclectic, high energy, set lists that brings the music of The Rolling Stones, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Springsteen, Van Morrison and much more to life. Fusing elements of rock, blues, funk, 60's soul and R & B - the band turns every performance into a house party. Rock & Soul the night away with The Houserockers!  

Artist sites and sounds: www.svhouserockers.com

Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche
2pm Matinee


Mother & daughter carry on the family legacy with a fun filled evening of smart, thoughtful, songs and humor

Sun. Oct. 9 at 2pm

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

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright, a mother/daughter duo, released their first collaboration Fairytale and Myth, which won the VOX/POP Independent Music Awards for The Best Singer/Songwriter Award FOR 2014.

Lucy Wainwright Roche (daughter of Loudon Wainwright, brother of Rufus and Martha) is known for her crystal clear voice, humorous stage presence and insightful, melodic songwriting. Their show is a fun filled evening of smart, thoughtful, songs with plenty of familial harmonies. Lucy released her debut album, Lucy in October 2010. She also stars as Jeri in the Stuff You Should Know television show. In early 2009, Lucy's song "Snare Drum" won the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song.

Suzzy Roche is one of the sisters in the legendary ensemble The Roches, a musical family. As a trio Maggie, Terre & Suzzy made over fifteen recordings. Suzzy has recorded two solo cds released on Red House Records, “Holy Smokes” and “Songs from an Unmarried Housewife & Mother, Greenwich Village USA” which was named “Album Of the Week” by the New York Times. Suzzy has also performed with the infamous “Wooster Group” throughout Europe and in New York City.

Artist sites and sounds: http://lucywainwrightroche.com and  www.roches.com/suzzy/

Ian Moore plus JnJ Dynamite  7pm Concert


Ian's Capricorn Records hits were “Blue Sky” and “Satisfied”—now his new CD “Strange Days” channels Curtis, Otis, Sly and Aaron

Sun. Oct. 9 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Ian Moore: Since his arrival as a solo artist in 1993 and his self-titled debut on Capricorn Records, Texas Music star Ian Moore, has been on a journey of perpetual forward motion and constant change. That record included the hits, “Satisfied” and “Blue Sky”, and even featured the track, “Harlem”, which was made in to a music video by rap icon, Ice Cube.  Moore's upcoming “Strange Days” EP was birthed by Ian channeling all of the influences from his childhood, soul music and the blues.  All the while, carrying forward the hard-earned life lessons acquired on said journey- that allow him to infuse these songs with a depth that only comes from many years and countless miles. Moore's ability to straddle genres like a Neil Young or a Jack White is obvious. By paying tribute to such luminaries as Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Aaron Neville (even covering “Hercules”), and Sly Stone - Ian Moore can offer music politically charged at times, as well as the heartfelt love song filled with emotion and purpose.

JnJ Dynamite: Lo-fi indie-folk trio strikes a musical balance by interlacing themes of nature, the ethereal, and life's challenges, amidst an enchanting background – spare and beautiful. A sense of discord is set against sweet lyrics.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.ianmoore.com and   www.jnjdynamite.com

Riley Walker plus Circuit des Yeux


Fingerstyle ballads, psychedelic waltzes, and raga-inspired blues

Tue. Oct. 11 at 8pm $15 adv./$15 door  ALL STANDING–AGES 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Ryley Walker: November 2015 was the end of a ten month period which saw him play over 200 shows.  The preceding months had been extraordinary. In March, his second album Primrose Green, emerged to critical hosannas from the likes of NPR, Village Voice, Uncut, and Mojo – in the process, earning admiration of musicians who had chalked up no shortage of turntable miles in Walker's life. Robert Plant declared himself a fan – as did double-bass legend Danny Thompson, with whom Ryley would later embark on a British tour.

Circuit des Yeux: Haley Fohr's music strikes a unique balance between the personal and universal. As Circuit des Yeux she creates music that embodies the complexity of human emotions, juxtaposing tenderness and grief, ecstasy and horror, using sounds as representations of the emotional spectrum that we all experience. Fohr's striking voice, an impassioned baritone, is the music's centerpiece and guiding force.

Artist sites and sounds: http://ryleywalker.com and www.groundcontroltouring.com/artists/circuit-des-yeux

Buy your tickets now at:  http://folkyeah.com/#/ryley-walker-santa-cruz-101/

In The Summer Of Love Band  Darby Slick, Terry Haggerty, Greg Douglass Bill Cutler, Michael White, Fuzzy John Oxendine




Playing songs from their collective careers with The Great Society, Steve Miller, Sons Of Chaplin and solo careers and more

Thu. Oct. 13 at 7:30pm

$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Darby Slick wrote Somebody To Love. He is a stunning guitar player and was a member of The Great Society. Darby also wrote tunes such as "Darkly Smiling" and "Everybody Knows," that demonstrated a knack for bittersweet melodies. As a guitarist for the Great Society he wove modal, Eastern-influenced jams into songs such as "Grimly Forming," "Arbitration," "White Rabbit," and their cover of "Sally Go 'Round the Roses."

Terry Haggerty is buried treasure. As guitarist with the Sons of Champlin, Haggerty was always accorded the full respect of his peers on the '60s San Francisco rock scene like Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Carlos Santana.

Greg Douglass:   lead guitarist for Steve Miller during a time sold 12 million units and had five platinum records,. He was also lead guitarist for Van Morrison and Terry & The Pirates and  was a member of Hot Tuna.

Bill Cutler: By 1970, Cutler was firmly entrenched in the Haight-Ashbury music scene, joining fellow guitarist David Rea in Slewfoot, signed to Windfall/Columbia Records. Slewfoot's debut album, co-produced by Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir.  His new CD, recorded over many years features Jerry Garcia, David Nelson and Jorma Kaukonen.

Michael White (New Riders Of The Purple Sage) is on bass , Fuzzy John Oxendine (Sons of Chaplin) is on drums.

Artist sites and sounds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darby_Slick and www.terryhaggerty.com  and  www.gregdouglassguitar.com and  www.billcutler.com

Shakedown Street Grateful Dead Tribute from The Rocky Mountains plus Shakey Zimmerman Duo tribute to Neil Young and Bob Dylan


Shakedown Street is one of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world

Fri. Oct. 14 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Shakedown Street: One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world, Shakedown Street, makes its home in and around the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado. Shakedown Street embodies the Grateful Dead ethos of improvisation and discovery, while maintaining an intimacy and open rapport with its audience. In its 28 years together, Shakedown Street has performed alongside Grateful Dead members Vince Welnick and Tom Constanten, as well as Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. Able to perform multi night runs without repetition, the band draws equally from the early and modern Grateful Dead repertoire, and weave together unique and unforgettable performances.

Shakey Zimmerman Tonight, the acoustic duo of Pat Nevins & Jody Salino, powerfully delivers iconic songs of legends, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Nevins has an uncanny ability to channel both Dylan and Young's trademark voices while giving them his own stamp. Shakey Zimmerman shows are packed with famous tunes, full of grit and attitude that entertains audiences of all ages. Shakey Zimmerman is locked and loaded with a dizzying catalog that span the decades.

Artist sites and sounds: http://shakedownstreetband.com and  www.shakeyzimmerman.com


Heartless The Premier Heart Tribute
plus Rebel Rebel A Tribute to David Bowie

Feel the thrill of falling in love with the music of Heart and David Bowie all over again.

Sat. Oct. 15  at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Heartless: Ann and Nancy Wilson forever changed the rock n' roll landscape in 1975 with hard hitting guitars and soaring vocals. That power and passion continues with Heartless, the Premier Tribute to Heart. Heartless takes you back to the first time you heard ”Magic Man” and you needed more! Lots MORE! Heartless gives you the thrill of falling in love with the music of Heart all over again. Experience it! Every Heartless concert is packed with the songs fans love and delivered in a FANtastical amazingly authentic musical journey from the very beginning of four decades of Heart and beyond!

Rebel Rebel:  No artist was more unique, more influential than David Bowie. From radio hits to deep album cuts, Rebel Rebel approaches Bowie's illustrious catalog with loving research and fearless imagination. For these seven enthusiasts, musical mastery and electrifying performance are just the beginning. Through custom-made costumes and ongoing collaborations with visual and performing artists, Rebel Rebel embodies the spirit of curiosity and reinvention, paying tribute not only to the music of David Bowie, but to the artist himself.

Artist sites and sounds: http://heartlesstributeband.com  and http://rebelrebelband.com


Austin Lounge Lizards  7pm Concert


The Most Laughable Band in Show Business 

Sun. Oct. 16 at 7pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent


For 35 years, the Austin Lounge Lizards have been spoofing subjects such as politics, religion, romance, the music industry, and even themselves.  The self-proclaimed "Most Laughable Band in Show Business" features pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise.  The Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown's slogan, “Live Music Capital of the World,” and its unofficial motto: “Keep Austin Weird.” The Austin Lounge Lizards are five-time winners at the prestigious Austin Music Awards. Their version of Irving Berlin's “C-U-B-A” was used in the Michael Moore film Sicko. The band has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition and on the radio programs Mountain Stage, E-Town, and KPIG-FM's Please Stand By. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.austinlizards.com

Dom Flemons & Leyla McCalla of the Carolina Chocolate Drops

Dom, the American Songster pulls from old time folk and Leyla sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guita r

Tue. Oct. 18 at  7:30pm

$15 adv./$18 door seated <21 w/parent

Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Performing professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.

Leyla McCalla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary. She played cello in the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Artist sites and sounds: https://theamericansongster.com and http://leylamccalla.com

LoCura plus Alama Sangre


A night of dynamic Latin music and Flamenco Dance

Wed. Oct. 19 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

LoCura a band that crafts upbeat anthems and chronicles the round-trip travels of Latin and American sounds. Movement between continents informs the lush variety of LoCura's tunes on Semilla Caminante (release: April 17, 2012), inspired by ida y vuelta, the notion in flamenco of musical forms that have traveled to the New World and returned transformed.

Alma Sangre is a 3 piece Spanish music ensemble blending flamenco dance with Mexican style Ranchera. Antonio Aguilar, singer/songwriter/guitarist pulls from his personal experience as he weaves stories sung in Spanish about his time growing up in a migrant field working family. Inspired by Chavela Vargas and her raw expressive passionate voice, this music is authentic, sad and beautiful. Meg Castellanos adds flamenco dance to create a theatrical element while Emmy Award winning composer Silas Hite completes the trio with mandolin, bass and percussion. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/locuramusica/  and https://soundcloud.com/alma-sangre

Bruce Guynn & Big Rain plus The Nightdrivers


Redwood Coast Rock Concert & Dance Party – soulful rock, country & blues

Thu. Oct. 20 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

Bruce Guynn & Big Rain: Bruce Guynn & Big Rain perform an “Uplifting Soulful Rock Country Rock 'n' Blues” that has become known as  “Redwood Coast Rock”. For over twenty years the band has been performing a variety of music that is easy to dance, and listen to. The band's sweet vocal harmonies, and tight musical tapestries are a few of the things that makes them fresh and different. Creating what has evolved into the "Redwood Coast Sound". Bruce's songwriting truly stands out, and their performances are inspiring, and from the heart. Bruce and the band have worked with some of the most successful producers, and shared the stage with the biggest names in music industry.

The Nightdrivers are a rockin' blues band from Santa Cruz County that commands the stage with a show that most certainly brings the audience along for a great ride. An enthusiastic, hard driving four piece with influences in rock, jazz, country and blues. Some of the artists they cover include Robben Ford, Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty and Tommy Castro. Coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, the members have been playing in this area for twenty years or more and, as a result, have become a well respected part of the local musical landscape.

Artist sites and sounds: www.bruceguynn.com

Spirit of '76 with special guest Mark Karan of Ratdog Fame


A psychedelic journey into the depths of time immemorial with a mind
blowing fusion of
your favorite
Grateful Music

Fri. Oct. 21 at 8:30pm
 $12 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Spirit of '76 is pleased to announce, a psychedelic journey into the depths of time immemorial, with this next show and blowing your minds with a fusion of all your favorite Grateful music. Joining the band tonight will be Mark Karan (RatDog, The Other Ones), Sunshine Becker (Furthur), Mark Corsolini (Workingman's Ed), Burt Lewis (Mars Hotel), and Steve Sofranko (the China Cats ) . 

Spirit of '76  is Matt Hartle's own Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia Band (JGB) tribute project. The band bills itself as either a JGB line-up or as a Grateful Dead line-up. Hartle scours the Grateful Dead music scene, putting together the finest combinations of Dead-musicians out there. When Spirit of '76 hits the stage, energy flows in waves, always fresh, new, and full of excitement.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76

Be Natural Kid's Rock Halloween   1pm Matinee


Youth Rock Concert and Halloween Costume Contest —  Benefits the Be Natural Music Scholarship Program

Sat. Oct. 22 at 1pm
$7 adv./$7 door Children Under 3 Free  seated <21 w/parent

Be Natural Music's fundraiser concert -- 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. Event includes a raffle and Costume Contest.  Eight youth bands will perform. Eight youth bands will perform including:

Not My Fault, 3-Hole Punch, SLIME, Neon Roses, Chasing Dead Ends, Diamond Wire, The twerps, TOAST

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

Beggar Kings A Rolling Stones Virtual Concert

plus The Musicscool Allstars


A vintage 1970 Rolling Stones Concert- featuring 3 guitarists, keyboards, female vocals, and horn section!

Sat. Oct. 22 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 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 two of The Rolling Stones greatest #1 albums, 1969's “Sticky Fingers” and 1971's ”Exile On Main Street” .   Announcing “Exile on Beach Street" by 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.  The Beggar Kings are - Kevin Krilanovich, Vocals; Omar Spence, Vocals ;  Dale Ockerman, guitars, keyboards, harp; Tom Ayres,Guitars and vocals; Caleb Larsen, Guitars; David Tucker, Drums, vocals; Endre Tarczy, Bass, vocals; The Pleasure Point Horns-  Daniel Young, and John Hensley,  James Hannibal, Sax.  Tonight's concert is also the Beggar Kings Scorpio Party, and Dale's 64th Birthday Party!

Musicscool Allstars : featuring guitar students of Musicscool, a “School Of Rock” that is renowned as musical launching pad for James Durbin will open the show.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.thebeggarkings.com and www.facebook.com/pages/BeggarKings/672508919521606?fref=photo

Lynette Skynyrd 2pm Matinee


The World's One & Only All-Gyrl Lynyrd Skynyrd Trybute

Sun. Oct. 23 at 2pm

$10 adv. /$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

This group of mega-talented female musicians express the unconquered spirit of Southern Rock. Lynette captures the essence of Skynyrd, tapping into those days-gone-by, when a rock concert was the experience of a lifetime. If the past is indeed a prologue to their musical journey, then Lynette Skynyrd is nothing less than timeless. With a badass rock-chick authority, these daisy duke damsels transport the Skynyrd classics into the modern era.  In fact, Lynyrd Skynyrd themselves had Lynette play the grand opening of their restaurant, Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at The Excalibur in Las Vegas. If the original kings of Southern rock are giving these babes their blessing, then Lynette Skynyrd must be on the right track. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.lynetteskynyrd.com

Le Jazz Hot (the Quartet of the Hot Club of San Francisco) plus Rachael
& The Hot French Strings (direct from Bordeaux) 7pm Concert


Take a trip back to the 1930's to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris or the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz

Sun Oct. 23 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Le Jazz Hot (the Quartet of the Hot Club of San Francisco): is an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's pioneering Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group's superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. Hearing the ensemble live, or on any of their eleven albums, carries the listener back to the 1930's and to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris or the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz. Often called gypsy jazz, the music of Le Jazz Hot has entranced audiences around the globe for over 20 years. Critics have hailed the group's playing as “intricate, scorching and often brilliant---” Acoustic Guitar. From festivals in Mexico and France to concert halls across North America, Le Jazz Hot keeps this historic music fresh and alive.

Rachael & The Hot French Strings:  Direct from Bordeaux.  ” A certain sweetness, delicate and light with accoustic warmth. The tone is playful , given by the dynamics of the violin and his exchanges with the guitar, Rachael lays her very pretty voice on top and we let ourselves be taken away ”   Action Jazz January  2016 .  “---frighteningly hedonistic impact---Magidson is one of those song stylists---that pretty much has her way with you emotionally. You could easily succumb to a state of bewitched, bothered bewilderment” CJ Bond Jazz Music Review

Artist sites and sounds: www.lejazzhot.biz and www.rachaelmagidsonjazz.com/?page_id=11

Dressy Bessy plus Post Street Rhythm Peddlers


20 years of delightful, colorful, super playful indie rock meets a world of sinnin', salvation, and bathtub gin

Mon. Oct. 24 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Dressy Bessy :  20 years of delightful, colorful and super playful indie rock—this legendary Denver based band keeps having fun . Indeed, the new 13-song KINGSIZED makes it clear that, nearly 20 years into their career, Dressy Bessy are making some of their most compelling and accomplished music. Such melodically infectious, lyrically barbed new tunes as “Lady Liberty,” “Make Mine Violet” and the anthemic title track are potent examples of the band's uncanny ability to wrap Ealom's personally-charged, pointedly subversive lyrics in sparkling, irresistibly catchy songcraft. In addition to showcasing the band's musical chemistry, KINGSIZED also draws upon the talents of a wide assortment of friends, admirers, and contemporaries. R.E.M's Peter Buck adds distinctive 12-string guitar on “Lady Liberty” and “Cup ‘O Bang Bang,” while legendary Pylon frontwoman Vanessa Briscoe-Hay adds her voice to “Get Along (Diamond Ring).”

Post Street Rhythm Peddlers: Evoking the seductive sound of 1920's New Orleans prohibition era jazz, the Post Street Rhythm Peddlers are the seven-piece culmination of piano, banjo, drums, bass, and a combo of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, violin, with sassy female vocals at the helm. This distinctively high-energy crew lures their audience back in time through the Southern boulevards into a world of sinnin', salvation, and bathtub gin, revisiting a place where the hardships of life are cause for a high-spirited musical celebration.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.dressybessy.com and http://poststreetrhythmpeddlers.com/

Damien Jurado


New album, Visions Of Us On The Land, is an intoxicating
aural high

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Tue. Oct. 25 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Damien Jurado: Providing the ideal entry point for neophytes and an intoxicating aural high for the faithful, Damien Jurado's new opus extends the hot streak ignited by 2012's Maraqopa and its 2014 follow-up Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. Cut once again with label mate and super producer Richard Swift at the latter's National Freedom recording facility in rural Oregon, Visions of Us On The Land completes the tale of an individual who has had to disappear from society in order to discover some universal truths. Visions of Us On The Land journeys further into the subconscious mind, a symbolic road trip spotlighting the people and towns that our central figure and his travelling companion, Silver Katherine, encounter upon leaving the commune. Hence the capitalized track titles, alluding to real American locations refracted through one's third eye in the rear view mirror. Like all great art, it's about life and death and love and freedom. A sonic map with no set destination, revealing more with each ride.

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

Buy your tickets now:  www.eventbrite.com/e/damien-jurado-dqmh-felton-1025-tickets-27336151164

Ledward Kaapana plus Fran Guidry


Hawaiian Two Time Grammy Award Winner

Wed. Oct. 26 at 7:30pm

 $17 adv.$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Led Kaapana's mastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar, and his extraordinary baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend. He has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years. With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of Led Heads from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawaii. Recognition by his peers earned Led 4 Grammy nominations in his own right and 2 wins on slack key compilations.  

Fran Guidry Slack key guitarist opens the show.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.ledkaapana.com and www.kaleponi.com

Vaud & The Villains


19 Piece 1930's New Orleans Orchestra and Cabaret Show

Thu. Oct. 27 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Vaud & The Villains are loosely themed as a traveling medicine show--50% church, 50% get down and 5% circus. Its Americana Noir meets Moulin Rouge with the presentation of a modern day, over the top, rock and roll spectacle. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse home run performances and diverse ensemble, their club shows have remained a coveted ticket for music lovers, hipsters and dreamers alike since their inception. Their over the top, constantly evolving show remains buoyed to their motto: “every saint has a past, every sinner has a future”

Artist sites and sounds:  www.vaudandthevillains.com

Mystic Braves


Sunshine in a bottle--pop songs from the heart with psychedelic textures and tones

Fri. Oct. 28 at 9pm

$15 adv./$15 door ALL STANDING–AGES 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Mystic Braves: It's no wonder why The Zombies asked Mystic Braves to open their L.A. show last year. While the hometown favorites were barely even a blip on their respective parents' radars when Odessey and Oracle was released, the psych-steeped five-piece sounds like they stepped straight out of the '60s. And not in an obvious, someone's-been-studying-their Nuggets-comps-until-the-grooves-give-out sort of way, either. We're talking a richer, fuller plot of references (garage-borne greats like The Electric Prunes, The Chocolate Watchband and The Music Machine) that filter the band's hook-centric purple haze through robust organ rolls, runaway guitar riffs, heat-stroked horns and a rhythm section that can only be described as "restless”.

Artist sites and sounds: www.mysticbraves.com



Painted Mandolin ACOUSTIC GARCIA with Joe Craven (of Garcia / Grisman Band), Matt Hartle, Larry Graff, Roger Sideman

Sat. Oct. 29 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Painted Mandolin explores the acoustic side of Jerry Garcia from his Jug Band days to Old and In the Way through the Dead's ‘Reckoning period, and the Garcia Grisman Band. The Acoustic Garcia band includes: Matt Hartle, lead guitar in Spirit of 76, Chinacats, and Shady Groove; Larry Graff, lead guitar in the Banana Slug String Band, and Slugs n' Roses; Roger Sideman, Bass in the Chinacats, and David Gans & Sycamore Slough String Band; Joe Craven, Violin/Mandolin, was a member of the Garcia Grisman Band from 1991-1994, and a member of the David Grisman Quintet from 1989-2004.

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 and  www.facebook.com/gratefuldeadspirit76 and http://joecraven.com

A Celebration of Joni Mitchell featuring
Kimberly Ford 2pm Matinee


Joni's songs the way you want to hear them—they have sold out every show in Southern California

Sun. Oct. 30 at 2pm

$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

"Kimberly Ford captures the vocals and inflections of the Joni Mitchell Songbook better than anyone in recent memory. She channels the spirit of the great historic master"  -- Mark McDonald Santa Barbara Jazz Society. When the counter-culture blossomed in the late 1960s, Joni Mitchell's poetic tales of free men in Paris, buskers who played for free, and love — lost and found — raised the bar for folk music fans everywhere. In time, she would meld rock, jazz and world music into a sophisticated style that captured the world's attention and several Grammy wins. Joni Mitchell was the soundtrack for a generation. Now singer Kimberly Ford has created "A Celebration of Joni Mitchell," a group of World Class musicians with a shared passion for Joni's music -and the chops to pull it off.  The band includes George Friedenthal on keys; Lee Rollag on guitar; Tom Buckner on saxophone; Tom Etchart on bass, and Charles Levin on drums. They perform songs from every decade of Joni's career. In the landscape of so-called "tribute bands," few have ventured into Joni Mitchell's music. Ford has been a fan since her coming-of-age years, where she learned to sing using Mitchell's soul-baring, 1971 “Blue” album as a primer. “Her poetry and melodies spoke to my experiences before I even had a language for them. From their first Sold-out Show in Santa Barbara, California it was obvious that this band has created something that makes people feel good. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.celebrationofjonimitchell.com

Gypsy Soul


Aaron Neville says:  “I really enjoyed Gypsy Soul's TRUE! They are a truly unique sound. Cilette takes Hallelujah to a new place!" 

Thu. Nov. 3 at 7:30pm

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

Like its creators, their music is much like fine fusion cuisine; Italian, Irish, South African and Ukrainian to be precise. As with any work of art, their music is born from heartache and struggle, love and determination brewing with many layers, textures and flavors. Their message is both universal and intimate, familiar yet otherworldly. Her voice is huge and beautiful and his guitar playing is stunning. Together they are jaw dropping.

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

Glen Phillips Frontman of Toad The Wet Sprocket plus Jonathan Kingham


Songs with heart, spirit, and delectable hooks from the frontman of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Fri. Nov. 4 at 8pm

$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

Glen Phillips started his first band, Toad The Wet Sprocket in Santa Barbara at age 15. It was that group's third album -- the jangling, orchestral Fear -- that truly broke the group, garnering heavy radio play with the singles "All I Want" and "Walk on the Ocean." After three years away from the recording studio, Toad returned to the mainstream with Dulcinea, which again found one of its singles, "Fall Down," in heavy radio rotation. After six albums and a substantial string of hits, the group disbanded in 1998. Phillips began touring as a solo act after Toad the Wet Sprocket's demise, and has released 5 solo records. In 2006, while supporting the Mr Lemons album, he also toured North American with a reunited Toad the Wet Sprocket. Toad has toured off and on since that time.

Jonathan Kingham is a folk, pop and jazz musician from Nashville. In addition touring behind his own music he is currently playing keyboard and guitars with Toad the Wet Sprocket supporting the release of New Constellation

Artist sites and sounds: www.glenphillips.com and   www.jonathankingham.com

Moustache Harbor


They call it Yacht Rock -- San Francisco's Hottest Party Band—Selling out Big SF Venues multiple nights!

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

This is a soft rock party explosion.  Do you like the Eagles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, UB40, Boston, Toto, Jacson Browne, Lionel Richie, Elton John, Boz Scaggs? Do you like non-stop hits? A band that puts on a show?  Dancing all night long?

Mustache Harbor is San Francisco's newest and most happening party band. With recent sell-out shows at Slim's, Bimbo's 365 Club and standing ovations received at appearances at The Fillmore and Outside Lands Festival Mustache Harbor have brought a whole new unstoppable party sensation to the scene.  In their own words: “Our mission, our destiny, is simple, to build a mustache army capable of creating a Soft Rock Explosion the likes of which has not been seen since the days when Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Ace, Kenny Loggins and The Little River Band, to name but a few, created A.M. Gold. So Join us! party with us, live with us, work out at the dojo with us, sing with us, slap on a stash and drink from our bountiful coconuts filled with delicious grooves and tasty hooks.”  

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

Gary Blackburn plus UTURN    1pm matinee


A Benefit For Compassionate Friends of Santa Cruz

Sun. Nov. 6 at 1pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Gary Blackburn: It's Gary's birthday, and he's celebrating with a special party to benefit Compassionate Friends of Santa Cruz! Singer songwrighter Gary Blackburn brings together his smooth vocals and stylized guitar picking to the Country Rock, Folk and Blues genre. Over the years, Gary has developed his own style, blending old school with contemporary into his originals and selected covers. Gary's originals weave stories of love, joy, forgiveness, and the paths we choose. His well-rounded repertoire will have you sitting back listening, and then getting up on the dance floor shaking what you've got!

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.

The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to families experiencing the death of a son, daughter, brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.reverbnation.com/garyblackburn7 and www.reverbnation.com/uturn2

Compassionate Friends of  Santa Cruz:  www.tcfsantacruz.com

The Lonely Heartstring Band  7pm Concert


Soaring bluegrass. “ They made my hair stand on end." ~Darol Anger

Sun. Nov. 6  at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

The Lonely Heartstring Band: This multi-talented group of musicians is a Bluegrass quintet insofar as they're far greater than the sum of its parts, but unlike a traditional Bluegrass band, their music stretches far beyond any genre-specific title. Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music. Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future.  

"These guys are as close to the Real Deal as it is possible to get. They made my hair stand on end." ~Darol Anger

Artist sites and sounds: www.lonelyheartstringband.com

Har Mar Superstar


What a career from fun-loving, beats-based music pioneer to angry arena crowd opener to soul music crooner

Tue. Nov. 8 at 8pm
$15 adv./ $15 door ALL STANDING–AGES 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Har Mar Superstar has gone through a plethora of phases, ranging from fun-loving, beats-based music pioneer (he and Peaches shared stages early on) to angry arena crowd opener to soul music crooner.  His last album Bye Bye 17 opened a lot of people's minds to his songwriting prowess, which has existed since day one of his career.  For years, Tillmann was an artist's artist when The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gossip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many other legends decided to collaborate and/or take him on tour.  Different phases of his career brought him fame through the fickle worlds of indie, British pop, LA DJ-dom, and New York night crawling.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.harmarsuperstar.com

Archie Fisher


The Scottish folk legend returns with his first album in seven years, “A Silent Song”

Wed. Nov. 9  at 7:30pm

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

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


Beloved worldwide as one of the finest traditional singers of all time, MBE Archie Fisher is recognized as Scotland's foremost folk troubadour with a career spanning over four decades. A talent that transcends generations and genres (Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit had him sing on their song, “The Work”), Fisher came out of the vital UK folk scene that spawned the Incredible String Band, John Renbourn, Steeleye Span and Bert Jansch. It's been seven years since Fisher's last release, Windward Away, a collection of introspective ballads that evoke the wild and rough beauty of the Scottish border country. On September 18, Fisher will return with his first album in seven years, A Silent Song, on Red House Records.

Artist sites and sounds: www.redhouserecords.com/artists/archie-fisher

Golden State –Lone Star Blues Revue

Featuring: Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh, Jim Pugh, Wes Star, RW Grigsby

Cross country California / Texas Blues Super group play each show like it is their first – smokin' hot

Fri. Nov. 11 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Blues Supergroup GOLDEN STATE - LONE STAR BLUES REVUE features Grammy-nominated Harp Blower/Vocalist/ Bandleader MARK HUMMEL with guitar legends ANSON FUNDERBURGH (Anson & The Rockets), keyboardist JIM PUGH (Robert Cray Band, Etta James, Chris Issak) plus drummer WES STARR (Anson & The Rockets) and bassist RW GRIGSBY.  The all-star cross country melding of California musicians Hummel and Grigsby with Texans Funderburgh and Starr, "is all about 5 guys who have been playing music all their lives, but each night play with the excitement and energy of their first gig”.  GOLDEN STATE - LONE STAR BLUES REVUE's self-titled debut album, recorded by Kid Andersen at the famed Greaseland Studio in San Jose, CA, and co-produced by Funderburgh & Hummel, was released on April 15, 2016 .

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

Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Septet with silent Cartoon Films plus Robert Strong's Comedy and Magic 2pm Matinee



The Music Of Looney Toons, Warner Bros. Cartoons, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, plus Cartoons, A Comedy & Magic show, and a cartoon historian.  Big fun.

Sun Nov. 13 at 2pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

"Jeff Sanford's septet has won fans around the Bay Area with its high-spirited renditions of classics by Raymond Scott, Jelly Roll Morton, John Kirby and others set to silent films, cartoons, and live performances." -- Randy McMullen / San Jose Mercury News.  Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Septet in a live performance of the delightful and whimsical music of the classic cartoons, accompanied by silent films, comedy, and magic. Presented by Montuno Productions.  They play the eccentric, highly entertaining and challenging music of American composer Raymond Scott. Among other icons, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington are represented, as is Charlie Shavers, the brilliant trumpeter, composer and arranger who “jazzed the classics” for the John Kirby Sextet in the 1930s.  This music is known to millions around the world—it was the soundtrack to 120 classic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons. The first public appearance of the Cartoon Jazz Orchestra was at the 2003 Stanford Jazz Festival, and the group has been performing regularly ever since. They appeal to young children who love the great variety of instruments and sounds, older adults who remember the original cartoons, and music lovers of all ages who appreciate the sophisticated, out-of-the-box compositions and performances. Audiences everywhere are blown away by their virtuosity. 

The show will also feature a comedy and magic performance by Robert Strong  and silent films presented by film historian Paul Etcheverry

Artist sites and sounds:   http://cartoonjazzorchestra.com/home

Baby Gramps plus Jayme Kelly Curtis
7pm Concert


Gramps, "The Salvador Dali of Folk Music" and Jayme play rags, jazz, & blues from the 20's & 30's and more

Sun. Nov. 13 at 7pm
$10 adv./$12 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.  He will be telling stories about, and doing songs from 7 films he participated in during the last year or so.  One of the films, a jug band documentary made by a Mid West renowned film maker, filmed Baby Gramps at Don Quixote's. He is also celebrating his most recent CD with the Holy Modal Rounders that was mixed for three years in Chicago and New York. If you have never caught Baby Gramps live, this is your chance -- he's a performer so distinctive you'll never forget it.

Jayme Kelly Curtis opens the show with hot pickin', soulful croonin' and surprise guests.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.babygramps.com and http://purrgirl.com

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thompsen plus Hollis Peach


Double Duo's featuring Dan & Laurel with Hollis Peach

Wed. Nov. 16 at 7:30pm
 $10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thompsen:  Meeting via a chance YouTube sighting and fueled by rare musical chemistry, eclectic Roots-Folk songwriters Dan Frechette, guitar/harmonica/vocals & Laurel Thompsen violin/vocals prove that musical magic is not only possible, but as described by The Monterey Herald, “a match made in heaven”. Lyrically refreshing and musically diverse, since finally meeting in person in early 2013, this Canadian-American duo is making up for lost time. Logging over 150 concerts per year throughout the U.S. and Canada, they have already released three radio charting albums of their diverse and uplifting original material. Dan and Laurel take to the stage with exuberance, and as a concert reviewer in Tappen, British Columbia wrote, with “their energy, winsome personalities, and toe tapping rhythms, keep audiences engaged with every song”.

Hollis Peach , a folk duo based out of Ashland OR, pulls inspiration from the folk revival of the 60s and 70s, Contemporary Indie & Psych Folk, Americana, and Gospel.  Hollis Peach relies on well crafted songs and velvety harmonies.  The two members ( Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert) come, originally, from Pennsylvania, and are founding members of another folk-band, Patchy Sanders.  Captivating song themes include dreams, after-life, wild-lands, stream-of-conciousness and an adventurous cover or two.

Artist sites and sounds: www.danandlaurel.ca/Home.html and www.hollispeach.com

John Craigie plus Mark Mooney


If poignant John Prine and funny Mitch Hedberg had a baby the resulting product would resemble John Craigie

Fri. Nov. 18 at 8pm

$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent


John Craigie: If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It's no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage. The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe. While touring solo and with the likes of Todd Snider, the Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, and center camp at Burning Man.

Mark Mooney's songs explore the richness of living: the challenges, setbacks and triumphs. Mark engages the listener not only during songs but between songs as well. The night is not complete without a few good belly laughs.

Artist sties and sounds: www.johncraigiemusic.com and https://myspace.com/marksmooney
and https://www.facebook.com/events/183530565402337/

Peter Rowan plus David Addington & Scott Liess

Benefit Concert for “The Wise Women Channel”

Grammy-award winner, six-time Grammy nominee Peter Rowan
is also a super live entertainer.  Up close and personal tonight!

Sat. Nov. 19 at 8pm
   $20 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent

Peter Rowan: Grammy-award winner, six-time Grammy nominee, and 2015 IBMA Award winner Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades.   From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborations, and constant touring.

David Addington & Scott Liess:  local powerhouses bring a sweet blend of smokey Americana.

The Wise Women's Channel: A free online documentary platform bringing the wisdom of today's tribal leaders, medicine women, and teachers to the world: wisewomenschannel.com

Artist sties and sounds: www.peter-rowan.com

Zeppelin Live
Powerhouse Led Zeppelin Concert Experience


Sat. Nov. 26 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

ZEPPELIN LIVE is California's Regional, National & International touring LED ZEPPELIN tribute band. Founded as HEARTBREAKER in 1999, ZepLive captures the sound and arrangements of Led Zeppelin's studio recordings, while recreating the live experience of a Zeppelin concert with period instruments and costumes. They have performed all over North America and Internationally for audiences of up to 10,000 strong, recreating a true Led Zeppelin Concert Experience.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 site and sounds: www.zeplive.com


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

Molly's Revenge, Christa Burch, The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers

Thu. Dec. 1 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent


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

Henry Kaiser with Walkers plus Evil Genius
7pm Concert


Adventures in free spirit guitar, looping and experimental jazz

Sun. Dec. 4 at 7pm
  $10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Henry Kaiser with Walkers:   Fearless musical Audionauts, Henry Kaiser and brothers, Bill and Rick Walker bring a huge array of styles to bear on a night of unbounded improvisation.   Expect anything from World music to American popular styles, Free Improvisation to Jazz, Melodic Minimalism to Found Sound.

Evil Genius (Portland/Los Angeles) is a forward-marching experimental jazz trio made up of Max Kutner on guitars (Grandmothers of Invention, Magic Band, Alphonso Johnson), Stefan Kac on tuba (Milo Fine, Jon Armstong, Hammerstein) and Michael "Bonepocket" Lockwood on drums and percussion. The band's unique sound has drawn comparisons to groups as wide-ranging as the Minutemen, This Heat, Captain Beefheart to jazz figures like John McLaughlin, Steve Lacy, Henry Threadgill and many more. Their debut album, "Bitter Human" was released in 2015 .

Artist sites and sounds:  www.henrykaiserguitar.com and http://billwalkermusic.com and http://evilevilgeniusgenius.com & http://evilgeniustrio.bandcamp.com

Laurence Juber Trio


LJ celebrates the release of his seasonal album Holidays & Hollynights plus more special treats

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

Laurence Jube r is a Grammy award-winning acoustic guitarist who fuses jazz, blues and folk with a unique fingerstyle guitar voice.  First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney's Wings, this world renowned guitar virtuoso creates multi-faceted performances that belie the use of only one acoustic guitar.  For this show he will be featured in a trio setting, with double bassist Domenic Genova and drummer Michael Jochum, to celebrate the release of his seasonal album Holidays & Hollynights, his 24th release. As well as getting into the Christmas spirit, he'll debut some new Beatles arrangements and finish the night with an electric guitar set. 

“One of the world's most remarkable acoustic guitarists.” - The South China Post

“A Master!“-  Pete Townshend, The Who

Artist sites and sounds:     www.laurencejuber.com

Handsome Family


“Far From Any Road” was picked as the True Detective Season 1 theme song

Thu. Dec. 8 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Husband and wife duo The Handsome Family will release their 10th studio album ‘Unseen' on September 16th via Virtual Label, their first release since their unexpected worldwide fame when their song “Far From Any Road” was picked as the True Detective Season 1 theme song. With its unique mix of country instrumentation and intriguing surrealist lyricism, the album explores the unseen stories, people, and places of the American West, where members Brett and Rennie Sparks live (Albuquerque, NM) and shines a light on the obscure and forgotten.

The Handsome Family's greatest gift lies in its tremendous talent for painting vivid, sometimes terrifying pictures with every word— NPR 

Words that in their everyday surrealism have no parallel in contemporary writing---Music that mines the deep veins of fatalism in the Appalachian voice — GREIL MARCUS

The Handsome Family's absorbing vision of decay and entropy is quietly unsettling, and makes most other modern roots music seem like child's play—MOTHER JONES

Artist sites and sounds:   www.handsomefamily.com

Buy your tickets now at: http://handsomefam2016felton.eventbrite.com

Uncle Bonsai  2pm Matinee


Imagine if Tim Burton hijacked the Andrew's Sisters en route to a Sondheim festival along with The Beatles and Tom Lehrer


Sun. Dec. 11 at 7pm
  $15 adv./$15 door   seated <21 w/parent

Uncle Bonsai : “A folk-pop trio from Seattle, performs funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop” - NY Times.  Imagine what might happen if Tim Burton hijacked the Andrew's Sisters en route to a Stephen Sondheim festival with The Beatles and Tom Lehrer in the sidecar; you'd get Seattle super-harmonizers Uncle Bonsai. With just three voices and an acoustic guitar, Uncle Bonsai presents an often dizzying vocal array of intricate harmony. Their songs, dark and hilarious at times, just as often delight with moments of great insight and beauty. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.unclebonsai.com



An Electrifying 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

Fri. Dec. 30 at 8pm
$25 adv./$24 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

Concert Programmer and Booking Contact:
Tom Miller: email tmm@cruzio.com
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