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Tyler Grant, Mike Witcher, Adrian Engfer plus The Down Beets




Super Picker Ensemble:  National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant (of Grant Farm), Resonator Guitar (Dobro) master Mike Witcher and Bassist Adrian Engfer 

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

Tyler Grant, Mike Witcher, Adrian Engfer: A special collaboration of three elite acoustic musicians. National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant, Resonator Guitar (Dobro) master Mike Witcher and Santa Cruz native Upright Bassist Adrian Engfer have prepared an evening of classic and original acoustic music. Expect an evening of tuneful instrumentals, spot-on Bluegrass duet and trio vocals and plenty of hot picking. This trio is here to play.

The Down Beets are a Santa Cruz based bluegrass band.  Formed in 2005, singer-songwriter Sheila Golden teamed up with former twin pickers, Jeremy and Jason Lampel formerly of Strung Over.  After a two-year hiatus, the band is back in action with Bay Area transplant, Will Fourt, and Mason Hutchinson of the Abbot Brothers.  With creative originals and complex arrangements, The Down Beets keep Santa Cruz musically weird and wonderful.

Artist sites and sounds: www.tylergrant.com and www.mikewitcher.com and www.grantfarm.net and www.thedownbeets.com


Big Stone Soup

plus Scott Cooper & The Barrelmakers

  Jerry Brown, Matt Hartle and Steve Sofranko of Shady Groove and the China Cats, Paul Garcia from the Slugs and Roses, and Keith Graves from everywhere

Fri. April 17 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Big Stone Soup is a new psychedelic band from Santa Cruz with a veteran cast.  Featuring Jerry Brown, Matt Hartle and Steve Sofranko of Shady Groove, and the China Cats, as well as Paul Garcia from the Slugs and Roses, and Keith Graves from darn near everywhere, this band promises to blow your mind.

Scott Cooper & The Barrelmakers: Led by veteran jam band musician Scott Cooper, the Barrelmakers play groove-based and danceable American rock sprinkled with blues, country and New Orleans-inspired sounds with three-part harmonies. Think Little Feat, the Radiators, the Dead, et al.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.facebook.com/WayofWest?ref=br_tf  and  Scott Cooper www.volumemedia.com



 Psychedelic, roots-rock band featuring Barry Sless, Pete Sears, Roger McNamee & John Molo 

Sat. April 18 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Moonalice  is a psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians. The band mixes a variety of genres and its shows feature extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. The audience is part of the experience and the music inspires dance as well as other forms of self expression. Every show features an original art poster, created by a well-known artist, and with its own unique Moonalice "legend". A copy of the poster is given free to all attendees. All Moonalice concerts are broadcast live in HD and available in an online archive shortly after their set. Moonalice plays mostly original material mixed with some covers, and during their extended freeform jams the band moves as one, drawing from many musical genres honed from years of experience playing with various major acts. Band members:  Barry Sless  - lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz),  Pete Sears  - keyboards, bass, guitar, vocals (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, original Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Phil Lesh & Friends, John Lee Hooker),  Roger McNamee  - rhythm and lead guitar, vocals, bass (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers) , and  John Molo  - drums, vocals (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones). The band manager is  Big Steve Parish  - Road Scholar, Medicine Man, Story Teller, Grateful Dead family member, and co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band.

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

Chris Webster & Nina Gerber


With astonishing power and passion, Chris'  voice reaches magical heights and Nina is a guitarist extraordinaire

Sun. April 19 at 7pm
 $17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Chris Webster: A career that began nearly two decades ago as a teen-aged lead singer for one of California's best know regional acts (Mumbo Gumbo), Chris Webster boasts a successful resume highlighted by four solo releases (Drive, Now Playing, Something in the Water, My Name is Christine) and one amazing traditional Bluegrass/Americana recording (The Webster's "10,000 Miles) with her sister Cassie and renowned guitarist Scott Nygaard. More importantly, she brings a pedigree rivaled by few. With astonishing power and passion, her voice reaches magical heights, yet effortlessly turns on a dime to deliver gut wrenching torch songs and gentle ballads. Combining elegance and grace with a foot-shuffling manner, Webster has a purity and beauty about her that is seldom seen and never forgotten.

Nina Gerber: Guitarist extraordinaire. After carving a career out of what some might call the shadows, guitarist Nina Gerber is at last beginning to dare the light. Her first album as a leader, ‘Not Before Noon' follows two decades which brought her to prominence without ever placing her name on the front of an album cover. Since her accompaniment of Kate Wolf first earned her recognition, her acute skills as performer, producer and arranger have continued to deepen. Nina has a unique ability to completely free herself within an eclectic range of styles. Presented with folk, country, bluegrass, rock, or blues, she is able to fall into leads which have rare reverence for the true feeling of a song, always emphasizing taste over technical display.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.sonicbids.com/ChrisWebsterNinaGerber

Laurence Juber


Lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's band Wings, Laurence Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso


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

First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's band Wings, Laurence Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer and arranger and concert performer.  Fusing folk, jazz and pop styles, two-time Grammy-winner Laurence Juber creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one acoustic guitar. Known to his fans as LJ, Juber has released 22 solo albums. The latest, Under an Indigo Sky is a jazz/blues flavored studio album that was mixed at Hollywood's legendary Capitol Studios by top jazz recording engineer Al Schmitt. His concurrent release from the same label Catch LJ Live!, captures one exciting solo concert performance in video and on CD. LJ Plays The Beatles, is one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's all-time Top Ten albums. Juber's solo arrangement of The Pink Panther Theme earned him a second Grammy.   “A master!”- Pete Townsend.

Artist sites and sounds: www.laurencejuber.com

The Naked Bootleggers plus Haunted Windchimes





An evening of American roots music: blues, bluegrass, alt-country and more

Tue. April 21 at 7:30pm
$8 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Naked Bootleggers:  Local favorites from the Santa Cruz Mountains, The Naked Bootleggers are reviving the standards of yesterday while writing the standards for tomorrow. Local musicians Don Mackessy(banjo), Ona Stewart(guitar), S.T. Young(guitar, washboard, harmonica), James Mackessy(bass), Dayan Kai (fiddle), Jeremy Lampel(mandolin) and Sarah Farrell (vocals) span the gap between old time and contemporary music with captivating vocal harmonies, lyrical creativity and that high lonesome sound of old.

Haunted Windchimes sound draws from traditional folk and American roots music. The songs have a vintage quality, as if they might have been written yesterday or 75 years ago. Grounded in honeyed harmonies and spirited pickin', it lies in a nowhere land between distinct styles: It's not quite bluegrass or blues or country. Still, there are elements of all those in songs that paint pictures of empty train stations and nights of passing a jug of moonshine around. It's the vocal harmonies that really set them apart, a three-headed juggernaut of Desirae Garcia (ukulele), Chela Lujan (banjo) and Inaiah Lujan (guitar). “When their voices blend, it is nothing short of beautiful,” writes Bill Reed of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.hauntedwindchimes.com and www.reverbnation.com/thenakedbootleggers

Taarka plus Rushad Eggleston









Taarka, a collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman, meets Rushad--Legend, goblin, cello-shredder, acrobat and Wild "jazz" vocalist

Wed. April 22 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Taarka: Described by SF Weekly as a “collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman,” Taarka is the new acoustic “supergroup” (Flagstaff Live) “presenting masterfully deep Americana and gypsy-jazz string band music!” Led by the husband-and-wife team of David Pelta-Tiller (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals) and Enion Pelta-Tiller (five-string violin, vocals) Taarka fills out its unique sound with impeccable guitarist Ross Martin, bassist Troy Robey and prodigious young guitarist Mike Robinson.

Rushad Eggleston: Legend, clown, goblin, cello-shredder, acrobat. Wild "jazz" vocalist, bundle of laughs, writer of hit songs in other galaxies, Ambassador of Sneth. Inventor of bluegrass cello, time traveler, creator of worlds. Pentecostal dancer, proprietor of igwarfnees, president of Norwegian Ostrich Society, winner of some contest in 1725

CD Release party for Taarka. Taarka & Rushad play individual sets and them come together for a grande finale. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.taarka.com plus   www.facebook.com/rushad.eggleston



New Monsoon




"Made of sturdy muscle & heart, they stretch rock in the same winning ways as Traffic and Little Feat"  / Come Early--they play all night long

Fri. April 24 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

New Monsoon: San Francisco rock quintet New Monsoon is the collaborative vehicle for the vocal and instrumental prowess of founding members Bo Carper (acoustic guitar and banjo), Jeff Miller (electric guitar) and Phil Ferlino (keys). Now well into its second decade of national touring, the band also features the muscular rhythm section of Marshall Harrell (electric bass) and Michael Pinkham (drums). Released in 2014, Diamonds and Clay, the 5th studio album from New Monsoon.  “Diamonds and Clay affirms New Monsoon as torchbearers for rock & roll with something substantive to say about the human condition. Made of sturdy muscle & heart, they stretch rock in the same winning ways as Traffic and Little Feat, where great skill, undisguised passion, and well-weathered soul combine for nourishment for folks who seek music that's more than mere entertainment.” – Dennis Cook (Dirty Impound/JamBase)

Artist sites and sounds: www.newmonsoon.com


Locomotive Breath






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

Sat. April 25 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

Sherry Austin with Henhouse plus
The Mystery Trees 7pm Concert




SHERRY AUSTIN WITH HENHOUSE open the seated show with a long set and then the hillbilly blues power band, THE MYSTERY TREES, will take over and rock your socks off

Sun. April 26 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

Sherry Austin with Henhouse: With four of the most popular Americana vocalists in the Monterey Bay area, Henhouse delights their fans with their engaging stage presence, upbeat songs, and great harmonies. The band is fronted by Sherry Austin on rhythm guitar and vocals, Sharon Allen on vocals and guitar, Tracy Parker on bass and vocals, Santa Cruz legend Patti Maxine on lap steel and dobro, and Jim Norris on percussion. Their music ranges from sweet love songs to gritty, rockin' songs about cars, trains, and love gone wrong. They sing with authority and passion, and their distinctive blend of folk, country and rock is filled with warmth and conviction. The band performs original songs written by Sherry and Sharon, as well as much-loved covers by Americana artists such as Kate Wolf, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith. The blend of harmonies between the four women is exquisite.

The Mystery Trees: describe themselves as a roots rock and roll band. They call their music “hillbilly blues power“. What do these phrases mean? It's the music of America. It's where black and white traditions collide and that is the definition of rock and roll. The Mystery Trees play a range of sounds that encompass the blues, country, rockabilly and Appalachian music in one big ball. They are: Kenny Blackwell, Dorian Michael Bill Severance, Ken Hustad and Paul Olguin

Artist sites and sounds: http://hensinthehouse.com plus http://kennyblackwell.com/mysterytrees.shtml


Mikal Cronin





Cronin stretches his legs to record a clean, ridiculously catchy song with tons of layers

Mon. April 27 at 9pm
$15 adv./$15 door ALL STANDING- – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents 

“Cronin stretches his legs to record a clean, ridiculously catchy song with tons of layers. It's the full scale of things that makes ‘Apathy' so great — the harmonies, the song structuring, the piles of instruments, but mostly, the anxious feeling that's strung throughout the song. It's a song with a lot to grab onto, and it's a killer introduction to Cronin as a solo artist.” — Pitchfork.  Mikal Cronin's self-titled debut from 2011 was all about endings: the end of college, the end of a serious relationship, and the end of his time in Los Angeles, where he grew up. So it's no surprise that his sophomore release MCII—and first disc for Merge Records—is all about new beginnings.

Artist sites and sounds: www.mergerecords.com/mikal-cronin

Buy your tickets now: http://folkyeah.com/#/mikal-cronin-don-quixotes-music-hall-felton-427/


Le Vent du Nord




French-Canadian Powerhouse-- Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air.


Tue. April 28 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

Mouth music and musical families. Deep history and playful innovation. Quebec's Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage. Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. Since its founding in 2002, Le Vent du Nord have become compelling Francophone ambassadors, winning critical acclaim and audience adoration across Europe and North America. The quartet has performed well over 1,000 concerts, racking up several prestigious awards, including a Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros, two Junos (Canada's Grammys), a Canadian Folk Music Award, and 'Artist of the Year'  at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.  

Artist sites and sounds:   www.leventdunord.com

Victor Krummenacher plus The Orange Peels

Camper Van Beethoven co-founder and The Orange Peels Celebrate new CDs

Wed. April 29 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Victor Krummenacher : Always open for a new phrase to sear his psyche and inspire fresh, hard hitting lyrics, Victor Krummenacher was listening to an old radio interview with Levon Helm, the legendary drummer for The Band, after he died in 2012. Helm was asked about how the group reacted when keyboardist Richard Manuel killed himself in the mid-80s. Helm replied, “It's hard to see trouble coming.” The words drove Krummenacher, fresh off two new California centric albums and a U.S. tour in an exciting “on again” phase with Camper Van Beethoven, to pen the swampy, folk/blues/Americana tune that became the title track for his heartfelt, melancholy but ultimately hopeful ninth solo album Hard To See Trouble Coming.

The Orange Peels: “If you had Bay Area indie combo the Orange Peels pegged, just peel back the glossy pure-pop shell, lend an ear to its new album, “Sun Moon,” and you'll find a juicy, vulnerable new incarnation, especially when the bravura finale, “Yonder,” rolls around, and vocalist and bandleader Allen Clapp, in full-throated falsetto Freddie Mercury mode, entreats, “Take my hand,” as the rest of the band takes off for space-rockin' parts once left unexplored.”   S. F. Chronicle

Artist sites and sounds:   www.victorkrummenacher.com and www.theorangepeels.com/


Artist sites and sounds:   www.victorkrummenacher.com and www.theorangepeels.com/


Della Mae



Grammy-nominated 2013 breakthrough album "This World Oft Can Be" propelled the multi-talented female combo to national  acclaim 

Thu. April 30 at 9pm
$12 adv./$15 door   Dance – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Della Mae expands upon the musical achievements of the group's widely acclaimed, Grammy-nominated 2013 breakthrough album This World Oft Can Be, which established the multi-talented female combo, which features Celia Woodsmith on vocals and guitar, Kimber Ludiker on fiddle and vocals, Jenni Lyn Gardner on mandolin and vocals, and Courtney Hartman on guitar, banjo and vocals, as a potent musical force. With a sensitive yet assertive approach that's steeped in tradition yet firmly rooted in the present, the four versatile instrumentalist/vocalists create vibrantly original music that conveys the band's expansive musical vision with timeless lyrical truths and an unmistakably contemporary sensibility that places them alongside such roots-conscious young acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.  

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

Buy your tickets now at: http://folkyeah.com/#/della-mae-don-quixotes-music-hall-430/

Who's Holdin' plus The Devil Himself




It's Rocks and as it peaks, muted colors explode forth, licking the senses with fire, with passion, with longing.

Fri. May 1 at 9pm
$7 adv./$7 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Who's Holdin' has been entertaining audiences for over 15 years with their brand of high energy music.  Hitting several genres of rock-with some funk, reggae, country, and hip-hop thrown in for good measure- they'll keep things interesting while you get your dance on.  Their style can be summed up as “Slammin' rock with a hint of punk, funk, and just the right amount of ba-dunk-a-dunk that's laced with grooves to keep you partyin', playin', drinkin', chillin', screamin' and everything in between.”  Come out and see for yourself.  Shows are a party and everyone's invited!

The Devil Himself:  It begins with a low rumble, almost immediately discountable as nothing more than distant thunder. A trembling vibration which builds, akin to that which must have accompanied Dante in his explorations of the many levels of Hell. It grows, adding layer upon layer of sonic menace, building, surging, flowing. As it peaks, muted colors explode forth, licking the senses with fire, with passion, with longing.  This is the Devil Himself

Artist sites and sounds:  www.whos-holdin.com and   www.reverbnation.com/thedevilhimself

Eprom An-ten-nae

The Originalz, Little John, Northstar, Sosay, Marblemouth



ILLevated productions is coming back with a bang! It's been a while, but we decided to join forces again to bring you an amazing night of next level music!

Sat. May 2 at 9pm
  $15 adv./$20 door   ALL STANDING- – ages 21 +

Eprom is back on Rwina for a second album, Halflife.  Halflife continues the producer's mad scientist approach to what makes a dance floor move: synthetizing the warmth of vintage computer sounds, the energy of African rhythmic traditions (including modern evolutions such as Kwaito and Shangaan Electro), the swagger of southern rap and the intricacy of pioneering electronic music from the likes of Richard Devine or Curtis Roads. The result is a heady melting pot, a unique sound that has some of the best DJs in the world – Gaslamp Killer, Kutmah, D-Styles – and the crowds always wanting more.

An-ten-nae is one of San Francisco's most sought after DJs and live performers. He has taken the art of live remixing to new heights with his own customized setup, that bends genres in ways seldom heard. His sound is called Acid Crunk, and there are no rules, no restraints in its quest for a pure sound that is not Homogenized.

The Originalz: Michael D. Rivera & Troy Prokopowich bring the beat ranging from hard hitting bass to more etheric melodic, futuristic purple sounds. Reaching into funky glitch hop and slower sexy club tunes.

Little John: from Santa Cruz, Genre hopping like a kangaroo

Northstar's deconstructed geometric melodies are woven over psychedelic minimalist basslines; prepare your cosmonaut suit and get ready for an existential deep bass exploration.

Sosay create next level jams so sick, you might need a vaccination prior to listening. Songs so buttery, you might wanna order them with a side of biscuits.

Marblemouth:  Check out his Mix Cloud link just below to get the sonic story

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/events/913761048681907/   and https://soundcloud.com/eprom and https://soundcloud.com/an-ten-nae and https://soundcloud.com/the-originalz and https://soundcloud.com/djlittlejohn and https://soundcloud.com/northstar and https://soundcloud.com/sosay51 and   www.mixcloud.com/MarbleMouth/

I Sing Walt Whitman





A play with music in two acts.   An Entertaining Walt Whitman Chautauqua-Tent Revival in Song, Spirit & Stories

Sun. May 3 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

In his youth Walt Whitman wanted to be an orator, like Daniel Webster, and to "sing" his poems like opera diva Marietta Alboni. That did not happen in Walt's first life.  Now he's back--thanks to entertainer, actor and singer John Slade-- to sing, chant, and rap his amazingly modern worldview, preaching from the Gospel According to Walt. Using a great author's own words in the tradition of "Mark Twain Tonight" and Emily Dickinson in "Belle of Amherst," actor/singer John Slade embodies another titan in American literature, Walt Whitman. Twain was the funniest; Dickinson the wittiest; but Whitman was the most inspiring. His times were more divided than our own, but he never lost his faith in America, in life, and the possibility of things getting better.  

Artist sites and sounds:  http://slademan.com/i-sing-walt-whitman/





Hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely “Santa Cruz” and irresistibly danceable

Tue. May 5 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Extra Large, from Santa Cruz, California, is a hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely “Santa Cruz” and irresistibly danceable. Extra Large has been voted best band in Santa Cruz for many years by Santa Cruz's two weekly newspapers, “The Santa Cruz Weekly” and the “Good Times”.  In 2013, they were voted Best Band for the ninth consecutive year by the readers of the “Good Times” .  Extra Large blends original material, with their own creative take on covers that compliment their style. The key is that everything they play is lively, fun, and danceable.  Extra Large is led by the dynamic front man, Russ Leal. His energy and positive vibe steal the show. One can't help but to be captured by his relentless positive and high-energy spirit. He wins over even the toughest of crowds and first timers to the Extra Large experience. Extra Larges upbeat and positive music is infectious and leaves the crowd happy and wanting more.

Artist sites and sounds: www.extra-large.net


Austin Lounge Lizards







Satirical skewering the world through song with pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise

Fri. May 8 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent


The Austin Lounge Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown's moniker, “Music Capital of the World,” and its motto: “Keep Austin Weird.” For 33 years, the Lizards have been spoofing the topics American families try to avoid at the Thanksgiving table; subjects like politics, religion, romance, the music industry, and their crazy/stupid relatives. With pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise, the band has become legendary for its satirical skewering through song. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.austinlizards.com

China Cats Songs of the Grateful Dead


Sat. May 9 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).  

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

Chris Doud plus Cole Thomason



Chris Doud,  better known as the singer with the big hat in the The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, shares the bill with Cole Thomason's Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Rock, Soul, and Americana

Sun. May 10 at 7pm
$8 adv./$8 door seated <21 w/parent

Chris Doud, better known as the singer with the big hat in the The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and solo performer. A largely self-styled musician, he calls himself "a writer of folk tunes, in the olde-country, storytelling, roots version of the genre." His eclectic musical arrangements, though, make "Americana" and "alt-country" appropriate descriptions of his music as well.  He spends most of his lyrical output describing adventures old and new, recollections of all things beautiful, and ponderings on the high seas.

Cole Thomason: Cole's infectious energy translates well through his high charged up-beat songs as well as through his soulful ballads. Cole has hoped to expand his collection of homespun original songs into an eclectic mix of genres including; Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Rock, Soul, and Americana that will appeal to a broad range of audiences. Cole can currently be seen performing across America.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.heckabad.com/chrisdoud.htm and  www.colethomason.com

Show Cancelled - Old Blind Dogs



From Scotland: Dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle and stirring pipes fuel the music and ignite the Celtic night 

Tue. May 12 at


Kris Delmhorst

plus Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer








Kris celebrates her seventh album, BLOOD TEST (Signature Sounds)

Wed. May 13 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Kris Delmhorst grew up in Brooklyn NY, but her musical home is in Boston MA where she cut her teeth on open mics, bar gigs, and subway busking before embarking on her life as an internationally touring songwriter. She has released six albums on respected indie label Signature Sounds. Delmhorst now lives in the hills of western Massachusetts with her husband, songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, with whom she occasionally performs as part of the collective Redbird.  On May 13th, Delmhorst will release her seventh album, BLOOD TEST (Signature Sounds) – her first of original music since 2008's critically acclaimed album SHOTGUN SINGER. A prolific writer and constant collaborator, Delmhorst continues to share her unique perspective in this new work. The album describes a moment of reckoning and centering in the songwriter's life, and in society as a whole. In a collection of songs which move between triumph and heartbreak, restlessness and responsibility, Delmhorst acknowledges the weary work of an intentioned life – and the new American dream of presence and perspective in a frenetic time.

Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer: Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer's latest album, Maritime, captures a moment in time and place from their seaside home. Upon early release in Europe, Maritime charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months and ranked among the Best Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph , praising it for “--soulful songs, intuitive musicianship, and fine singing.”

Artist sites and sounds: http://krisdelmhorst.com  and www.daveandmandymusic.com



Bill Kirchen & Bobby Black Songs & Stories


Songwriter supreme and Commander Cody guitar great joins up with all time pedal steel guitar superstar Bobby Black in and evening of Songs & Stories.  This will be TOO MUCH FUN

Thu. May 14 at 7:30pm

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

Bill Kirchen, songwriter and Commander Cody guitar ace (Hot Rod Lincoln, Too Much Fun) talks about this special evening of Songs & Stories: “Steel guitarist Bobby Black's career spans an extraordinary 7 decades. He played on the very first George Jones sessions and shared the stage with Hank Williams I and II. Against all odds, in 1972 Bobby joined and became the musical adult supervision with Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. Since then he's played with a who's who of musical icons including Merle and Willie, the Wheel and Sir Doug. Bill started a couple decades later, but has his own eye-popping stories from days with the Commander, Gene Vincent, Hoyt Axton, Elvis Costello and more. Hear first-hand tales of two lives rich in music and select songs from two master guitarists. As Bill puts it - my pal Bobby is the last of a breed, a wonderful story teller and perhaps the most sublime musician I have ever known.”

Artist sites and sounds:   http://www.billkirchen.com and www.vintageguitar.com/12628/bobby-black/


John Craigie plus McCoy Tyler







Humorous Storytelling, Serious Folk

Fri. May 15 at  8pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent


John Craigie: For the past decade, John Craigie has “lived the life romantic” of a continuously touring folk-singer, taking his unique musical style across the United States and the world. A singer, songwriter and storyteller, he stays true to the essence of folk music, and the traditions of the seminal writers of our past century. With timeless melodies and insightful lyrics—interspersed with witty storytelling—his songs take many poetic turns before bringing his listeners back home. His themes range from social commentary to personal empowerment, political satire, and modern love.

McCoy Tyler of the McCoy Tyler Band opens with a special solo set.   “McCoy's voice reminds me of Gram Parsons when he wasn't trying to twang so hard. That's what I like about the MTB sound. They achieve pleasing harmonies, solid ensemble sound, and a homespun original sound effortlessly. Folk music for people who think they are tired of folk music.” -Richard Rice, SF Free Folk Festival 

Artist sites and sounds:   http://johncraigiemusic.com and  http://mccoytylerband.wix.com/other-final



Spirit of 76 celebrating The Jerry Garcia Band


Members of China Cats, Shady Groove and JGB recreating the March 6, 1976 Jerry Garcia Band show at  Moore's Egyptian Theater, in Seattle, WA

Sat. May 16 at 8:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Come and join Spirit of '76 for a great night of music at Don Quixote's on May 16th.  The band will be recreating a show originally played by the Jerry Garcia Band on March 6, 1976, at Moore's Egyptian Theater, in Seattle, WA.  This show's lineup features Jimmy Hubbard (formerly of JGB) on bass, Amy Gabel on vocals, Paul Garcia on drums, Steve Sofranko on Keys, and Matt Hartle on guitar and vocals.

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

Scotts Valley High School Music Production





2pm Matinee

High School Songwriters Rock The House and Raise Funds

Sun. May 17 at 2pm
$7 adv./$7 door seated <21 w/parent

The ROP (Regional Occupational Program) Music Production and Recording Arts class at Scotts Valley High School will be performing original songs at Don Quixote's on Sunday, May 17th at 2pm. The afternoon will feature students in a variety of combos representing styles from Pop/Rock to Punk. Funds raised will go towards the school recording studio for new equipment.  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.svhsmusicdept.wordpress.com


Houston Jones 7pm Concert









"A confluence of sublime talent." - San Francisco Chronicle.  Welcome to a world of musical virtuosity and storytelling. 

Sun. May 17 at 7pm
$17 adv./$20 door   seated <21 w/parent


Houston Jones invites you into a world of musical virtuosity and storytelling ranging from the myths of ancient Greece to the red dirt back roads of Waskom Texas.  The acoustic heart of the band beats with the passion of five lifetimes lived in a musical landscape of revival tents to Irish pubs, New Orleans to the Great Plains to Motown, a church in Cape Cod to a punk club in Berkeley.This explosive, wide-ranging performance will touch your heart and get your feet moving of their own volition. The Bay Area based high-octane Americana quintet performs a repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel. 

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


Box Set Duo




Jim Brunberg and Jeff Pehrson of Box Set /  Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls once described them as “a cross between the Grateful Dead and The Smothers Brothers.”

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

Jim Brunberg and Jeff Pehrson met in a San Francisco cafe 23 years ago and almost immediately fell into a musical relationship. That connection has been responsible for 12 albums of original music, thousands upon thousands of miles on the road, a handful of awards, several ill-fated record deals and two houses built of broken B strings. The Box Set Duo has been entertaining audiences these many years with their powerful songs, brought to life by inspired guitar interplay and vocal harmonies that warm the senses. The subject matter, as with the finest folk music, ranges from politics to relationships and everything in between, all delivered with a heart and wit that has brought rave reviews. Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls once described them as “a cross between the Grateful Dead and The Smothers Brothers.” Though Jim and Jeff have both been busy pursuing other endeavors the last few years, (Jim owns and operates his own music venue, Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon and Jeff is a member of Bob Weir and Phil Lesh's band, Furthur), Box Set Duo will engage your hearts, burst your sides and leave you with a song on your mind.
Artist sites and sounds:   http://boxsetduo.com

The Inciters plus Swamp Angel


Foot stompin, hip shakin, horn driven original soul meets Re-Verb Drenched Voodoo Rock-N-Roll

Fri. May 22 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Inciters are an eleven piece soul band from right here in Santa Cruz that can set any dance floor a fire with their foot stompin, hip shakin, horn driven original soul. They have a new recording coming out and are getting ready to tour Europe this July for the 7th time. They bring the party to wherever they are performing and it is contagious, so come join the fun.

Swamp Angel:  From San Francisoco, "Re-Verb Drenched Voodoo Rock-N-Roll" We tell tales of mad science, conspiracy, voodoo witch doctors, ryhthm & booze, zombie women, and the hairpieces they wear.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.reverbnation.com/theinciters  and   www.reverbnation.com/swampangel

To Linda With Love

Tribute to Linda Ronstadt

Santa Cruz heavyweight all star band brings you "An Evening With The Music Of Linda Ronstadt"

Sun. May 24 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

Linda Ronstadt is a 11-time Grammy Award winner and superstar of both pop and country music.  What a lists of hits.  What a voice. From the production people who brought you "Almost Cut My Hair," (the outstanding CSN&Y tribute) they proudly present "To Linda with Love--A Musical Tribute to Linda Ronstadt.”  The all star band is: Barbara Gerry, Nancy Heth, John Tindel, James Jackson, Randy Tupper, Dean Newbury, Peter Goodman with special guests Annie Steinhart, Scott Owens andJon Nordgren. Don't miss this show.  

Artists sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/events/947749658593363/

Santa Cruz Percolators

CD release dance party!


Fiery old-time dance music from the far corners--Quebec, Trinidad, Haiti, Puerto Rico--with Erik Hoffman calling square and contra dances

 Wed. May 27 at 7:30pm
 $10 adv./$10 door   Dance – ages 21 +

Laurie Rivin (fiddle), Janet Dows (concertina), and Paul Rangell (guitar) formed the Santa Cruz Percolators in 1986 as a contra and square dance band. This dynamic trio specializes in lively dance music gleaned from disparate sources. This event will celebrate their brand new recording - Step Out, with a dance party and concert. Expect to hear driving Quebecois reels, old-time bust down tunes and songs, and soulful waltzes, woven together with rare melodies from Trinidad, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. The second half of the evening will feature Erik Hoffman (Oakland, CA) calling square and contra dances. Don't miss this chance to spend an evening of rollicking music and dance with this notorious band of Santa Cruz locals. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.santacruzpercolators.com

Front Country plus The Down Beets









Front Country, Winners 2012 Rockygrass Band Competition, and the return of Santa Cruz Favorites The Down Beets.  Hot picking and super singing' tonight

Thu. May 28 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Front Country :  Formed in 2011 as a collective of the Bay Area's finest young acoustic talent, Adam Roszkiewicz, Jacob Groopman, Jordan Klein, Leif Karlstrom, Melody Walker and Zach Sharpe joined forces to play a monthly gig with friends in San Francisco's Mission District. They quickly found a musical rapport that was open to challenging arrangements, unique covers and original songwriting. Since then they have continued to expand their repertoire and push the boundaries of bluegrass on the national scene. In 2012 they won the Rockygrass band competition in Colorado and followed up in 2013 with a win at Telluride becoming the third band in history to win both contests. Also in 2013 lead singer Melody Walker won the Chris Austin Songwriting competition at Merlefest and mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz was nominated for Grammy for his work with the Modern Mandolin Quartet on their album "Americana".

The Down Beets are a Santa Cruz based bluegrass band.  Formed in 2005, singer-songwriter Sheila Golden teamed up with former twin pickers, Jeremy and Jason Lampel formerly of Strung Over.  After a two-year hiatus, the band is back in action with Bay Area transplant, Will Fourt, and Mason Hutchinson of the Abbot Brothers.  With creative originals and complex arrangements, The Down Beets keep Santa Cruz musically weird and wonderful.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.frontcountryband.com   and www.thedownbeets.com


Corinne West & The Bandits


Song tales of whisky poets & angels, cowgirls & bluebirds

Sun. May 31 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Whisky poets & angels, cowgirls & bluebirds, West's characters chart the tides, test the winds, and weather severe storms; all given life by her compelling stage-presence and luscious voice. West's deep Americana sound, informed by nomadic-roads traveled, continues to radiate her respected reputation within the global acoustic-roots music-scene. The songs on West's latest recording came about after a year-long sabbatical in Austria, which culminated in the new disc. “Starlight Highway is my first completely self-produced record,” West says about the sessions. “I wanted to create a body of songs that moved my music forward in new directions, while paying tribute to the music I have done in the past. This influenced my decisions regarding the instrumentation; piano, organ, acoustic rock angles, heavy harmonies, the deep-drive of drums, the laid back floating ballads-- I wanted to play with many flavors, and I didn't hold back on using any spices while in the sonic kitchen.”

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

Cruz Control w/ Patti Maxine





Creative takes on everyone from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Neil Young, Hank Williams, and Guy Clark to The Beatles, J.J. Cale, and Roy Orbison--to name just a few

Wed. June 3 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Cruz Control may have started out as just another Santa Cruz ukulele band, but they have expanded into a multi-genre force. Consisting of guitarist Stan Parola, bassist Gary Cunningham, and Vince Tuzzi on guitar – this trio has all it needs to keep you entertained. They stamp their own creative mark on tunes from just about every musical artist you can think of from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Neil Young, Hank Williams, and Guy Clark to The Beatles, J.J. Cale, and Roy Orbison--to name a few.   Patti Maxine, steel guitar great, will be joining Cruz Control tonight

Artist sites and sounds:  Cruz Control   www.vincetuzzi.com at  www.facebook.com/pages/Cruz-Control/166542066831264?ref=bookmarks and http://pattimaxine.com


Freddie Steady Krc plus Peter & Arwen Lewis
2pm Matinee


Sun. June 7  at 2pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent


Freddie Steady Krc: Austin Music Awards Hall-of-Famer Freddie Steady Krc (rhymes with search) comes by his name honestly. This singer / songwriter / guitarist / drummer / renaissance Texan has plied his musical wares all over the world and is a  charismatic live performer. His first love was rock and roll, which had first found its way into his native Southeast Texas by way of the Beatles. He has played in the bands of the Sir Douglas Quintet , the 13th Floor Elevators , B. W. Stevenson and Jerry Jeff Walker . Freddie Steady has went on to pave his own original path through the Austin scene.

Peter Lewis Of Moby Grape & daughter Arwen: Peter Lewis is the son of legendary Hollywood star Loretta Young and ended up being a founding member of Moby Grape - one of the greatest American bands of all time. Moby Grape released their debut album in 1967 and it's still one of the most revered rock albums ever. In 1993 Peter released his first solo album "Peter Lewis".  Rolling Stone gave the album their maximum of five stars.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://freddiesteadykrc.com and https://myspace.com/mobygrapespeterlewis


James McMurtry





James McMurtry in on an extensive U.S. tour supporting his elegant new release "Complicated Game" with stops in New York City, Nashville, FELTON and other major markets . 

Fri. June 12 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door ALL STANDING - 21 +

James McMurtry in on an extensive U.S. tour supporting his elegant new release Complicated Game with stops in New York City, Nashville, FELTON and other major markets. “Back before Napster and Spotify, we toured to promote record sales,” McMurtry says. “Now we make records to promote tour dates.” Clearly, the sea change has only inspired the singular songwriter. “At a stage where most veteran musicians fall into a groove or rut, McMurtry continues to surprise,” Texas Music magazine recently noted. “[Complicated Game] is a collection of narratives as sharply observed as any from McMurtry, but with a contemplative depth that comes with maturity.” Indeed, McMurtry's first collection in six years spotlights a craftsman in absolutely peak form as he turns from political toward personal (“These Things I've Come to Know,” “You Got to Me”). “The lyrical theme is mostly about relationships,” the longtime Austin resident says. “It's also a little about the big old world verses the poor little farmer or fisherman.”  

Artist sites and sounds:   www.jamesmcmurtry.com

Tom Russell







CD release for “The Rose of Roscrae" -- The legend returns rarely these days, don't miss the show

Wed. June 17 at 7:30pm
$25 adv./$30 door seated <21 w/parent

Tom Russell songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, among others. No less than Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the legendary poet, has said that he shares “a great affinity with Tom Russell's songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America.”  Tom Russell has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times in the last few years, and his songs have appeared in a dozen movies and television series including: The new Monte Hellman movie The Road To Nowhere, Tremors, Songcatcher and Northern Exposure.  

Artist sites and sounds:    www.tomrussell.com

Mark Hummel, Little Charlie, Corky Siegel

Blues kingpins Mark Hummel, Little Charlie, Corky Siegel come together for a Big Blues Blowout tonight! Joining the fun will be Aki Kumar, RW Grigsby & June Core


A Big Blues Blowout!

Thu. June 18 at 7:30pm
$20 adv. /$20 door   Dance – ages 21 +

Mark Hummel : Grammy Award nominee and winner of two Blues Music Awards in 2014, Mark Hummel started playing harmonica in 1970 & has gone on to become one of the premier blues harmonica players of his generation. Thanks to over thirty recordings since 1985, including the Grammy nominated 2013 release Blind Pig recording "Remembering Little Walter", part of the Blues Harmonica Blowout CD series Hummel started in 1991. These events have featured every major legend (Mayall, Musslwhite, Cotton, etc.) on blues harp as well as almost every player of note on the instrument - a who's who of players.

Little Charlie: Guitar great of Little Charlie & The Nightcats.  Baty's wild, seemingly impossible guitar excursions. From jazz to blues to rock to surf, Baty has all the styles mastered. He seamlessly blends various elements into a guitar sound that is his alone. Guitar World declares, "Baty's straight blues playing is eye-popping---he stretches solos to the breaking point, skittering on the edge, where one wrong note will bring the whole thing crashing down." "Little Charlie Baty plays as much guitar as Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy put together," raves The Village Voice . "He is one of the swiftest, most fluent guitarists working in any genre."

Corky Siegel: From Chicago, Corky Siegel (of the legendary Siegel-Schwall band ) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and composer. He plays harmonica and piano. He plays and writes blues music, and has extensively combined blues with classical music and played them in big symphony halls. Along with the first-wave British Invasion bands like The Rolling Stones, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and stateside groups like The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Siegel-Schwall Band were instrumental in The Great Blues Revival of the 1960's. Like Paul Butterfield, Siegel-Schwall were Chicago-based, serving as the house band at the famed Pepper's Lounge. They earned their spurs backing greats like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and Willie Dixon.

Artist sites and sounds: www.markhummel.com and www.alligator.com/artists/Little-Charlie-and-The-Nightcats/ and Corky at https://chamberblues.com

Mike Doughty




Soul Coughing founder Mike Doughty is a man of multitudes: Singer. Songwriter. Guitar player. Poet. Author. Playwright. Photographer. Most Improved Camper, West Point Youth Camp, 1982 

Fri. June 19 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Mike Doughty contains multitudes: Singer. Songwriter. Guitar player. Poet. Author. Playwright. Photographer. Most Improved Camper, West Point Youth Camp, 1982. He's released five solo albums, some EPs, a covers album, a couple of live albums, a bunch of EDM tracks and remixes, a poetry book, and a memoir about that time he was in a band called Soul Coughing. He most recently released “Circles Super Bon Bon--” an album of re-imagined Soul Coughing songs recorded with the hip-hop/house DJ Good Goose, in September 2013. Two new albums are coming out in fall 2014: an album produced by Good Goose, STELLAR MOTEL, and a live album called LIVE AT KEN'S HOUSE.  Doughty founded Soul Coughing who released three critically and commercially successful albums, Ruby Vroom, Irresistible Bliss and El Oso and a greatest hits album Lust in Phaze. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.highroadtouring.com/artists/mike-doughty-2/


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PaPa'S BaG, "A James Brown Experience






Celebrate FATHER'S DAY EVE with  PaPa'S BaG -- The  Dynamic S how Band that captures the live sound and performance of the "Godfather of Soul"

Sat. June 20 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Experience the best, soulful and funkiest James Brown tribute this side of the Mississippi. PaPa'S BaG captures the live sound and performance of the, "Godfather of Soul". Michael Jackson, Prince, MC Hammer, Usher, Rick James and Bruno Mars all owe their success in part to, "The Hardest Working Man In Show Business". Come enjoy an evening of excitement, great music and of course dance. You will be kept on the edge of your seat, only if you can keep sitted. You say you need some SOUL! Don't you worry, PaPa'S BaG will lend you some.  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.papasbag.com and  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0phsgeqqLQ&feature=youtu.be

Choro das 3 7PM concert







A Family based Brazilian Music Group that has played to millions of people including presidents, governors 
and soccer stadiums crowds in Brazil

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


Choro das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental group of three sisters and their father that have played for millions of people, including Brazil's Presidents, Governors and Ministers, TV and Radio Shows, Soccer Stadiums, plus concerts in Europe and the United States. Corina plays flute and piccolo. Lia plays 7-string guitar. Elisa plays mandolin, banjo, clarinet and piano. Their father, Eduardo, plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine). The music they play is called Choro which is a form of urban jazz native to Brazil that shares a similar feel with New Orleans jazz or ragtime or bluegrass. Choro das 3's mission is to revive the Choro tradition in Brazil, where they join several other young people in rediscovering this music, and to spread Choro around the world. 


Artist sites and sounds:   www.chorodas3.com.br/#!english/cvz6


Awna Teixeira







Po'Girl multi-instrumentalist Awna Teixeira is celebrating a new album "Wild One"

Sun. June 28 at 7pm
$10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Portuguese-Canadian, multi-instrumentalist, Awna Teixeira began her musical career in 2001 performing all over North America and writing songs with various bands before joining Po'Girl, one of Canada's hardest working international touring acts, in 2005. Over the course of creating five albums and seven years of solid-touring in 15 different countries, on 4 different continents, and playing between 200 and 250 shows a year, Allison Russell and Awna Teixeira have become the core of the highly-esteemed and internationally-recognized band, Po'Girl. Awna, while still working with Po'Girl, released her 1st solo album 'Where The Darkness Goes" in 2012, her EP 'Thunderbird in 2013, and is releasing her 2nd solo album 'Wild One' March 2015. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.hazytales.me

UTURN plus Lenny’s Basement



Classic Roots & Americana Rock Dance Party

Fri. July 3 at 8pm
$7 adv./$10 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. 

Lenny's Basement :  At a recent show, Lenny's Basement was told: “Every single song is totally danceable!” And: “You have a great variety, and don't play the same old songs that everybody else does!”  A group of talented and experienced musicians from a wide range of stylistic choices, Lenny's Basement started rehearsing in lead guitarist Lenny Ruckel's living room (the basement was too damp that winter), but what started as a joke for a name, stuck. With four lead vocalists and plenty of harmony, the group started selectively choosing great up-tempo rock n' roll for a batch of “totally danceable” tunes. They get rave responses everywhere they play.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.uturn.us and www.reverbnation.com/lennysbasement

The Artistocrats Tres Caballeros Tour
The Members of Joe Satriani's Band
plus The Travis Larson Band








The Aristocrats – by any measure the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today

Wed. July 8 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Artistocrats: Fresh off their wildly successful 2013-2014 Culture Clash world tour, The Aristocrats – by any measure the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today – rewrote their own rules for their third studio album, Tres Caballeros. After two fairly raw trio albums, guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani) set up camp at legendary Sunset Sound studios in Hollywood, CA, where Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Van Halen all recorded landmark albums. The result: Nine new compositions of greater sonic depth and breadth than ever before, with unique textures and lush layering augmenting the band's preternatural ability to improvise both individually and as a group at the highest levels possible. But not to worry – it's all still tempered with a steadfast refusal to take themselves too seriously, and The Aristocrats are still having more fun than a fusion band has any right to have. The Tres Caballeros tour will bring the band's new musical vision in trio form to stages across North America in their most ambitious jaunt yet.

The Travis Larson Band: Combining sheer musical pyrotechnics with tuneful musicality, the Travis Larson Band exemplifies the very best of contemporary instrumental rock and fusion.    

Artist sites and sounds:   http://the-aristocrats-band.com/ plus    www.travislarsonband.com

Pokey LaFarge


Early Jazz, Ragtime, Country Blues, Western Swing and Way Beyond

Thu. July 23 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Pokey LaFarge: Incorporating elements of early jazz, ragtime, country blues, Western swing, and beyond, LaFarge has created a vibrant, deeply expressive body of work that embodies an expansive musical vision and vivid storytelling sensibility that are wholly his own. He's also earned a reputation as a tireless, uniquely charismatic live performer, winning a loyal international fan base that regularly packs his rousing, celebratory live shows. After making a grass-roots splash with his self-released debut album Marmalade and moonlighting as mandolinist with the Hackensaw Boys, he continued to gain notoriety with his widely acclaimed longplayers Beat, Move, and Shake, Riverboat Soul and Middle of Everywhere—the latter two were both named Best Americana Album by the Independent Music Awards—and the concert set Live In Holland. Longstanding admirer Jack White added LaFarge to the roster of White's Third Man label for the 2011 EP Chittlin' Cookin' Time in Cheatham County (which White produced) and the 2013 album Pokey LaFarge.  Pokey's new CD is “Something In The Water.” 

Artist sites and sounds: www.pokeylafarge.net

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

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