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Goitse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

  from Limerick, Ireland , Contagiously energetic Irish Music

Wed March 4 at 7:30pm
$16 adv./$18 door  seated <21 w/parent
$14 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University's Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the quintet have graduated with a musical maturity worthy of the greatest. They have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music cross the globe, with their performances gaining notoriety across four continents. Having won feverish critical plaudits for their Dónal Lunny-produced second album Transformed, the band has skyrocketed to the forefront of the traditional Irish music scene.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://goitse.ie

Peter Harper 

 



Singer Songwriter Brother of Ben Harper

PRESENTED BY SAGE PRODUCTIONS

Thu. March 5 at 7:30pm
  $10 adv./$10 door   seated <21 w/parent

The tactility of music is something that is rarely discussed, however after two decades of casting bronze, it was something that was on the forefront of Peter's mind throughout the creation of every song of his debut album. Each track, built, word by word, note by note and instrument by instrument, until the creation was something that, when played, would push the air around you in a way that would not just resonate the hair in your ears, but deep down in the soul as well.   Multi-layered and multi-faceted, like his visual art, each layer of music offers the listener a new level of depth to identify with.  Peter Harper's self-titled debut album can be found on itunes, or on his website.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.peterharper.com

Slugs N' Roses Grateful Dead Tribute plus Achilles Wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Grateful Dead music in an energetic, refreshing Santa Cruz style meets  stunning high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Sierra Foothills

Fri. March 6 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Slugs N' Roses:  Slugs N' Roses plays Grateful Dead music in an energetic, refreshing Santa Cruz style.  Featuring Airy Larry and Doug Dirt from the Banana Slug String Band on guitar and bass, Slugs N' Roses delivers high energy psychedelic rock with interwoven rhythms and impassioned lyrics. Guitarists Brett Packer and August West, keyboardist Dave Faulkner, and drummer Paul Garcia round out a big powerful sound that ensures a dance party every gig. That leaves most of the vocals to Michael Sammet, who emotionally delivers a beautiful but edgy spirit to the music we have come to love.

Achilles Wheel: Achilles Wheel is a stunning high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and the rhythmic earthquake of two full drum sets. In the wake of their breakout performance at the 2012 Kate Wolf Music Festival, the band has been burning up stages all across California, including the Strawberry Music Festival, the Redwood Mountain Faire, the legendary Sweetwater Music Hall and a repeat performance at the Kate Wolf Festival in 2013 that is still being talked about.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.facebook.com/slugsnroses  and  http://achilleswheel.com


Windy Hill, Miss Lonely Hearts, plus Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin - 9PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Hard driving honky-tonk sound to Bluegrass,  Americana, folk, rock, and more

Sat. March 7 at 9pm
$10 adv./$10 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Windy Hill: It's immediately evident at a Windy Hill show that the band is excited about bluegrass music and have big fun picking and singing. They're becoming increasingly well-known – and are winning awards – for their entertaining performances. Windy Hill began as an idea in a Menlo Park (CA) High School wood shop class, where two 17-year-old friends sat around their work station sanding their projects and talking about live music. They discovered a mutual love for the songs of Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, and Jimmy Martin and set out to learn to play and sing traditional music. Henry (mandolin), Ryan (banjo), and Thomas Wille (guitar) form the band's power trio, while Kyle (bass) holds down the beat.


Miss Lonely Hearts: It's a misnomer to say that the boys in Miss Lonely Hearts have their fingers on the pulse of the Nor Cal country music scene, rather, they've been its lifeblood since the release of their sophomore effort, “Crying Bottle Blues” in 2012.  With their hard driving honky-tonk sound, MLH has packed bar rooms and dance halls all up and down the West Coast, and opened for nationally touring acts like The Devil Makes Three, Eileen Jewel, and Brothers Comatose.? The infectious rhythms supplied by drummer Patrick O'Connor and bassist Mischa Gasch are complimented by an ensemble cast of lead players, including guitarist Sean Carscadden, fiddle player Josh Rabie (Water Tower Boys), and country hall of fame inductee Patti Maxine. Every song is set to an unavoidably danceable tempo and intended to drive a crowd to a fever pitch.?

Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin: Hailing from the hills of Grass Valley, California, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin is a band consisting of siblings rich in sweet harmonies, tasteful songwriting, and a style all their own, ages ranging from 20 to 13.  The siblings has been playing music since 2004, starting out with their family band, Anderson Family Bluegrass. The family band performed regionally and across the US at many well known festivals (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Wintergrass, International Bluegrass Music Awards, and more). In 2012, Paige formed Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin. 

Artist sites and sounds: http:// windyhillbluegrass.com/ and www.misslonelyheartsband.com and http://thefearlesskin.com

PLAY IT FAST FOR CHEETAHS 1:30 pm

Stevie Coyle, Carol McComb & Kathleen Larisch, Shamrocks & Poison Oak, Shelley Phillips & Michael Glick,
Celtic Cats

 

 






1:30 Matinee Cheetah Benefit Concert

 

Sun. March 8 at 1:30pm
$20 adv./$25 door   seated <21 w/parent

Cheetah Conservation Fund is the world's leading organization dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Founded by Dr. Laurie Marker in 1990, CCF has created a set of integrated programs aimed at addressing the principle threats to the cheetah.

Stevie Coyle:   Fingerstyle guitarist, singer, songwriter formerly of The Waybacks previously hit the road for 3 years with The Royal Lichtenstein Circus, doing comedy, magic, wire-walking, sword-swallowing, unicycling, juggling & rola-bola and working with dogs, cats, birds, bears, monkeys, horses and even house-cats. He and  Roy Zimmerman have worked closely in several collaborations over the past 25 years, including folk tribute / parody band The Foremen.

Carol McComb & Kathleen Larisch: Kathy & Carol's unique sense of harmony is remarkable for its use of shifting intervals, haunting dissonances, counterpoint, and unisons. Their a cappella songs send shivers down the spine. Carol's original songs have timeless appeal. Their renditions of Carter Family songs are unique, yet they have a ring of authenticity b ecause Kathy & Carol have deep roots in traditional American and British Isles music. Roots music is in their bones.

Shamrocks & Poison Oak : Dave McCort, Jerry McMillan, Michael Simpson and Lee Anne Welch, of Sidesaddle - Friends since high school each member has been playing all their adult lives in diverse styles and now they are joining together to celebrate their love of Celtic music with fiddles, guitar, mandolin and Irish pipes for the Play It Fast for Cheetahs concert.

Shelley Phillips & Michael Glick: Shelley has a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Shelley Phillips (folk harp, oboe and cor anglé, and native flutes) and her husband Barry (cello) are much in demand as a studio and pick-up musicians for the professional folk music crowd in America, Ireland and the UK. For this special event she is putting together a special ensemble. Michael Glick has an extensive background in both classical keyboard styles and traditional and contemporary keyboard improvisation. 

Artist sites and sounds: http://cheetah.org and www.carolmccomb.com/kathycarol.html and http://steviecoyle.com and  www.gourd.com/phillipss.html

 

Pierre Bensusan

 



French-Algerian guitarist voted "Best World Music Guitar Player " by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine

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

Pierre Bensusan is a French-Algerian guitarist. His family came from Spain, Spanish Morocco and French Algeria. The genre of his acoustic guitar music is often characterized as Celtic, Folk, World music, New Age, or Chamber jazz.   If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and world musicians today. Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014). He also won the prestigious "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his album, "Près de Paris", "Best World Music Guitar Player " by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine. Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time

Artist sites and sounds:   www.pierrebensusan.com

HAWAIIAN MUSIC CELEBRATION
Hū`ewa, Mailani, Josh Tatofi, Patrick Landez

 




Wed. March 11 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$17 door  seated <21 w/parent

 

Hu`ewa (pronounced HOO-EV-AHH) began with three young men who decided they loved to play Hawaiian music together. The name, Hu`ewa, means, “to sing or create on our own path.” The members of the group include Kekoa Kane, Kahi Young, and Kupu Dalire-Na`auao. Kekoa, the leader of the group, plays the ukulele and is the lead vocalist. Kahi Young plays the bass, and Kupu Dalire-Na`auao plays the guitar. Together their blended harmonies are reminiscent of the good old days, however their youthful flare ignites the child within and recalls the carefree times.

Mailani: Singer-songwriter Mailani Makainai returns to the Hawaiian music scene with her first solo album on the Mountain Apple Company label. “Mailani” features her beautiful, unique voice and original songs that have endeared her to fans in Hawai‘i and around the world.

Josh Tatofi: Josh Tatofi is the name. I am a solo artist born and raised out of Hawaii. My father tiva is the former bass player of hawaii's famous group Kapena. I am an Artist, composer, and producer.

Patrick Landeza: Hawaiian slack key guitarist extraordinaire, returns fresh on the heels of receiving Hawaiian music's highest honor, the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Slack Key Album of the Year. He made Hawaiian music history as the first musician based on the mainland to win this award, informally known as the Hawaiian Grammy.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://huewamusic.com and www.mele.com/music/artist/mailani+makainai/ and   www.reverbnation.com/joshtatofi and www.patricklandeza.com

Michael Martyn's 65 th Birthday Bash
The Rayburn Brothers plus
Michael Martyn & Good Medicine w/ Patti Maxine

 

 

 

 

 


Thu. March 12 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

 

The Rayburn Brothers:   “--equal parts Americana, rock, folk and country. The spirit in their music is fun, infectious and genuine — and it's delivered with a heartfelt respect to the timeless songwriters in California's rich history.”

Andy Zenczak ~ Producer, Gadgetbox Studios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Martyn & Good Medicine w/ Patti Maxine:  Roots Rockin' folkin' country Michael Martyin guitar and vocals, Patti Maxine-slide guitar, Carol Mayedo-violin, Keith Graves-bass, Fuzzy Oxendine-drums, Sean Woodard-guitar

 

Artist sites and sounds: www.rayburnbrothers.com and  www.facebook.com/michaelmartyngoodmedicine

 

Naked Bootleggers, Little Fuller Band,
Sugar By The Pound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



String Bands On Fire--folk, bluegrass, country, gypsy and rock and roll. Let's Dance

Fri. March 13 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Naked Bootleggers: 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), 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.

Little Fuller Band:   High upon the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California, The Little Fuller Band was born. A highly energetic and refreshing change of pace from your usual folk band, these young performers' sound is something that is very much alive and growing rapidly. Combining influences from folk, bluegrass, country, gypsy, punk and rock and roll, with a focus on a heavily rhythmic use of traditional string instruments, every song breaths with it's own unique dynamic sound and velocity.

Sugar By The Pound:   Sugar by the Pound came together in the Spring of 2014 in The Santa Cruz Mountains of California and is one of the only all-female bluegrass bands, not only in the area, but for miles around. Their combination of traditional bluegrass music, country-style blues, honky tonk, and classical influences hits home with a wide audience and has made the group a perfect fit for playing festivals, markets, churches, barn dances and more.The players--Erin Valdivia on vocals and guitar, Cristy Aloysi on vocals, mandolin and guitar, Sarah Farrell Mackassey on vocals and bass, and Alison Steele on vocals and banjo are classically trained musicians as well as campfire poets prior to forming the band. From California, New York, Indiana, and Virginia, Sugar by the Pound brings East and West Coast sounds together forming something truly unique yet wonderfully nostalgic.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reverbnation.com/thenakedbootleggers and http://littlefullerband.com and

http://sugarbythepound.wordpress.com

Foreverland

 



An Electrifying 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

Sat. March 14 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Foreveland is a 14-piece tribute to one of the most amazing entertainers in the world, Mr. Michael Jackson. Based in San Francisco, the group was formed in March of 2009 to honor Michael's musical genius and legendary showmanship. With four lead vocalists, four horns and a six-piece rhythm section, the ensemble is best described as a "Remarkable and Rocking Michael Jackson Revue."  Rather than be limited by a MJ impersonator and pre-recorded backing tracks, the band's unique approach is to celebrate the larger than life performances, imagination and infectious spirit of this legendary artist. The result is a fabulous and thumping 14-piece show band that pays homage to MJ's undeniable talent and timeless dance music.  And as the band likes to say, "Don't Blame It On The Sunshine, Don't Blame It On The Moonlight, Don't Blame It On The Good Times,
BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE! 

Artist sites and sounds: www.foreverlandsf.com

MAMO: Jeff Peterson & Nathan Aweau
2pm Matinee

 

 

 

 

 

 



Hawaiian musicians Nathan Aweau and Jeff Peterson who celebrate their aloha for Hawaii and their heritage through music

Sun. March 15 at 2pm
$15 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Mamo is the name of the duo of accomplished Hawaiian musicians Nathan Aweau and Jeff Peterson who celebrate their aloha for Hawaii and their heritage through music.  Their repertoire spans a wide range reaching as far back as the Hawaiian Monarchy to new compositions and arrangements tat are at the cutting edge of contemporary Hawaiian Music.  The album features four original compositions by Jeff Peterson and arrangements of classic Hawaiian standards shaped by the collective influences of the broad musical backgrounds of both artists.  Jazz and contemporary music blends with the traditional slack key, Hawaiian falsetto, and traditional Hawaiian percussion instruments.  Hula standards including Noho Paipai, Ulupalakua, Pau Lililehua, Papalina Lahilahi, and Makee Ailana are given fresh new interpretations.

Artist sites and sounds: http://jeffpetersonguitar.com/site/blog-category/mamo-cd-featuring-nathan-aweau-and-jeff-peterson-is-now-available/

Black Brothers 7pm Concert

 



Old Dublin street songs, music hall songs and historical ballads, songs from the Irish, English and Scottish traditions and songs by contemporary writers

Sun. March 15 at 7:00pm
$20adv./$22door  seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

$18 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

The repertoire of the Brothers is very broad and includes old Dublin street songs, music hall songs and historical ballads, songs from the Irish, English and Scottish traditions, along with songs by contemporary writers. Shay and Michael are close harmony singers, with a special fondness for songs that include their audience in chorus, and many of the songs are narratives with stories. The performances include a lot of up tempo reels and jigs, along with some mighty fine dancing from their dances, which brings an added excitement to every concert. With each show interspersed with stories, jokes and humorous childhood anecdotes, audiences invariably leave their concerts smiling broadly and humming new choruses.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.black-brothers.com

 

Diwan Saz

 

 

 

 

 


From the Heart of Galilee--Music That knows No Border.   Stunning Bedouin Arab musicians play along side Israeli masters.

 

Mon. March 16 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent

Diwan Saz, from Israel, brings together Hebrew, Muslim and Christian musicians singing in Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic, Turkish and Persian and perform ancient music from Central Asia, Turkey, Persia, and the Holy Land .  Stunning Bedouin Arab musicians play along side Israeli masters. Diwan Saz is a unique ensemble who have developed a special connection with the musical traditions of central Asia. The melodies and texts incorporate the spirit and music of Sufism and the musical heritage of the Holy Land. They embody the concept of "music that knows no border."  Diwan Saz explores this music in depth, playing, composing and transposing texts and melodies from the various ethnic and folk traditions.  Yohai Barak, who leads the group, plays Saz and Baglama.  He has traveled around the world studying music with outstanding saz players and musicians such as Mehmet Erenler in Turkey, Ross Dali in Crete, and Peretz Eliahu.  Yohai joined together with leading musicians in the field of World Music as Diwan Saz .

Artist sites and sounds:    www.diwansaz.com

 

St. Paddy's Party Molly's Revenge 15 year Anniversary Celebration

plus The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers


Tue. March 17 at 7:30pm
$17 adv. /$20 door 

COME EARLY FOR CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER SPECIAL

Molly's Revenge:  They started this day March 17 fifteen years ago. What a music party it has been.  Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Molly's Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China. Their arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.mollysrevenge.com

 

Mr. Sun featuring Darol Anger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Spearheaded by legendary fiddler Darol Anger, Mr Sun is a revolutionary collaboration of 4 string-band virtuosos

Wed. March 18 at 7:30
$15 adv./ $15 door seated <21 w/parent

Spearheaded by legendary fiddler Darol Anger, Mr Sun is a revolutionary collaboration of 4 American string-band virtuosos from 3 different generations & diverse musical backgrounds. Moving through soaring melodies, titillating solos, groovy rhythms, & fluid time changes with both personality and unimaginable finesse, Mr. Sun offers a kaleidoscopic fusion of Jazz, Bluegrass & Classical themes. Legendary fiddler Darol Anger, youthful guitar whiz Grant Gordy, and the redoubtable mandolinist Joe Walsh have all spent their lives moving from place to place, adopting a town and moving on, toward an magisterial knowledge of the physical and psychic terrains that make up the Americas. Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with numerous pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, his Duo with Mike Marshall, and others.  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.myriadartists.com/mrsun/

 

EXTRA LARGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

Fri. March 20 at 8pm
$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

 

Lovefest 2015

Elephino, Grampa's Chili, Corduroy Jim



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

Elephino (Special Reunion Show featuring NIck Chargin of Corduroy Jim on keys, Brett Baily of Shady Groove on drums, Pete Novembre who played bass with Grampa's Chili, Corduroy Jim, and the nationally acclaimed Om Trio.

Grampa's Chili : Since the early 1990's, Grampa's Chili has been simmerin' their unique blend of meaty Rock-n-Roll with some Americana spice, a ladle full of Mountain Boogie, and a side of rich, thick Jam. Grampa's Chili music is fun, infectious, and will bring a swing to yer hips, a tap to your feet, and a hoot-n-holler from the bottom of your belly.

Corduroy Jim: "Perfect texturing, brilliant solos, and robust musicality sets Corduroy Jim apart from your typical jam band. And while they're proficient in the ways of the traditional jam band, their talents lie beyond the apparent "groove". "Cinco" is a thoughtful, poetic take on the more soulful aspects of psychedelic, country, Americana, and funk." - Christopher Millard ?SF Examiner

 

Artist sites and sounds: www.grampaschili.net and www.corduroyjim.com

Café Musique 2pm Matinee

 

 

 

 

 



Ride a magic carpet of  tango, gypsy, folk, swing and ‘wild' classical music


Sun. March 22 at 2pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Café Musique paints a musical palette that includes tango, gypsy, folk, swing and their own style of ‘wild' classical music.  They will take you on a world tour atop a magic carpet woven from vocals, violin, accordion, guitar, bass and percussion.  But be forewarned, you might be seduced with a classical number rearranged in a manner you never thought possible!  Or a tango that will transport you to Argentina and have you on your feet in seconds.  A romantic ballad might have you revisiting love long lost or just discovered!  Such is the magic of Café Musique.  When the journey is complete, you will be safely returned somewhat exhausted but  richer for the experience.  The members of Café Musique are Brynn Albanese on violin and vocals, Duane Inglish on accordion, Fred Murray on bass, and Craig Nuttycombe on guitar and vocals.

Artist sites and sounds: www.cafemusique.org

Brethren Of The Coast featuring
Duane Betts 
7pm Concert

plus The Avery Rose Band



Duane Betts (Son of Dicky Betts) and an all start cast of rocking luminaries 

 

Sun. March 22 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Brethren of the Coast is a rock n' roll band formed in Malibu, CA by Duane Betts (Son of Dicky Betts), Damon Webb, and Pedro J Arevalo. Duane and Damon started playing together in the Malibu band BackBone69, and later made headlines with California bad boys Whitestarr. Duane went on to work with platinum rockers Puddle of Mudd, and has played on stage with everyone from Jack Johnson and G. Love, to Kid Rock. He later toured with his father's band Dickey Betts & Great Southern, where he met and played alongside Pedro J Arevalo, a vocalist and multi instrumentalist vagabond. The band has recently added keyboardist/guitarist/singer Steve Taylor, who has played with Jackie Greene and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers.

The Avery Rose Band : The Avery Rose Band is fronted by female singer songwriter Avery Rose. Avery was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. The band formed in 2012 and released their debut album titled "California Windfall" featuring Adam MacDougall (The Black Crowes & Chris Robinson Brotherhood) on Organ and Piano.  John Schreffler (Shooter Jennings, Gin Wigmore) also contributed to the album as a songwriter, lead guitarist and vocalist. Avery has been tearing up the Los Angeles music scene with passionate live performances, rich vocal harmonies, and memorable original songs.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/pages/Brethren-of-the-Coast/487103431357620  and   www.reverbnation.com/theaveryroseband

James Lee Stanley

CD Release for The Apocaloptimist

 



"With James Lee you get great songs, great guitar playing, great voice and a gifted comedian as well." The Village Voice

Mon. March 23 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

“It is simple, really. With James Lee you get great songs, great guitar playing, great voice and a gifted comedian as well. You are in for a very entertaining evening.” Village Voice If there ever was an example of the ten thousand hour theory, it's James Lee Stanley. He has been recording, composing and performing for decades and the expertise shows. All of his previous recordings from duet releases with Peter Tork, Cliff Eberhardt, Michael Smith,  or John Batdorf  to the celebrated All Wood series to his solo work have been met with incredible accolades and regard and The Apocaloptimist continues the momentum. If you have never been exposed to the work of James Lee Stanley, The Apocaloptimist is a wonderful doorway into the world of one of the world's best kept secrets —the music of James Lee Stanley.  

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

 

Snowapple

 



These very entertaining young women from Amsterdam play 2000 capacity theaters in Europe.  Catch them up close and personal at Don Quixote's.

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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

These very entertaining young women from Amsterdam play 2000 capacity theaters in Europe.  Catch them up close and personal at Don Quixote's. "The 3 young, fresh and non-stop smiling ladies of the Dutch band Snowapple, are incredibly talented, they have a lot of fun when they perform and they create a happy atmosphere. They play with their voices, they are multi-talented, they play dozens of instruments together and they definitely know how to give a show. "These three talented young multi-instrumentalists and singers from Amsterdam are full of musical surprises --- they charm their audiences with sweet harmonies, light up-beat numbers with a country feel and most of all their quirky, joyful delivery. Snowapple's music is infectious and has a feel-good quality that will put a smile on your face and get your feet tapping."(Rina Vergano, Venue magazine) 

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.snowapple.nl

 

Paddy Keenan 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 "Paganini" of the Uilleann pipe--  Irish and other styles of music from bluegrass to jazz presented with sheer driving power

Wed. March 25 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$17 door  $13 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate  seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Paddy Keenan is one of Ireland's leading uilleann pipers, and possibly the best of the best performing today. A fellow musician who played with Keenan in the Bothy compared his outstanding skill and talent on the pipes to Jimi Hendrix's legendary ability with a guitar while others compare him to John Coltrane due to his genius for improvisation and counter melody, his musicianship in Irish and other styles of music from bluegrass to jazz, his sheer driving power. Stories abound of a hard-drinking, rock-and-roll lifestyle and mindset.

Artist sites and sounds: www.paddykeenan.com

City Folk

 

 

 

 



   Kimball Hurd, Keith Greeninger, and Roger Feuer  perform their wonderful brand of "folk" music

Fri. March 27 at 8pm
$20 adv./$23 door seated <21 w/parent

City Folk: Kimball Hurd, Keith Greeninger, and Roger Feuer perform their wonderful brand of "folk" music of and for the people with substantive and topical lyrics, fueled with a contemporary urban edge. Their meticulous three-part harmony is underscored by a richly textured fabric of acoustic instrumentation; handcrafted material that speaks to the complexities of our modern landscape as well as the intimacy of an evening with friends and family around the kitchen table with candlelight, soulful conversation, and good food and wine.?Over the years, they've shared stages with Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Alison Krause and Union Station, John Hammond, Donovan, Leo Kotke, Greg Brown, Peter Rowan, Rosalie Sorrels, and many more.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CityFolk

Fleetwood Mask 

 

 

 


The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac  

Sat. March 28 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Fleetwood Mask is a Fleetwood Mac tribute band from the San Francisco Bay Area.  The band formed out of a mutual love and respect for Fleetwood Mac's music and story.  Replicating one of rock's most successful bands is a passion for Fleetwood Mask and each band member is committed to performing the music of Fleetwood Mac with authenticity and style. With over 25 years of professional music and theatrical experience combined, Fleetwood Mask is dedicated to providing audiences from festivals, wineries and clubs a fun and exciting Fleetwood Mac musical experience!   Don't just take our word for it, click on the promotional video link to hear from the founder of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood.

Artist sites and sounds: www.fleetwoodmask.com Check out Fleetwood Mask promo video on site narrated by Mick Fleetwood himself.

Simple Dreams: A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt

7pm Concert

 




Sun. March 29 at 7pm  
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Simple Dreams is a group of talented musicians paying tribute to the music of Linda Ronstadt.  Focusing on her early years starting with the Stone Poneys and moving through her career to the early 80s, they cover her folk, rock and pop songs as they may have been played live.  From her breakout song, Different Drum to a rocking version of You're No Good to Blue Bayou, to When Will I Be Loved the hits go on and on and Simple Dreams delivers a memorable night of music you won't want to miss.  Band members include Donna Seda on lead vocals, Jeff Ebbage on lead guitar and backup vocals, Eric Gilmore on bass, Will McDougal on keys, Brendan McQueeney on drums and Angela Fisher on backup vocals. 

Monica Pasqual & The Handsome Brunettes
 
2pm Matinee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Blame Sally's Monica Pasqual and
Pam Delgado
with cellist extraordinaire Josh McClain

Sun March 29 at 2PM
 $10 adv./$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

CO-PRESENTED BY SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS and WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

After 13 years of playing, recording and touring, the band Blame Sally decided it might be time to take a bit of a rest. The last thing that pianist and songwriter Monica Pasqual expected was to find herself spearheading a new project, but then she met a young cellist named Josh McClain and found the prospect somewhat irresistible. A recent transplant from the greater Chicago area, Josh McClain "wields his cello like a post-impressionists brush". Together Pasqual and McClain create a big, emotionally complex sound, rich in dynamics and moving easily from quiet fragility to unrestrained propulsion. Monica's lyrics run the gambit from intense introspection to incisive social commentary, from lush romanticism to clear-eyed scrutiny. Blame Sally's fiery percussionist, Pam Delgado, rounds the sound out adding rhythm, color and gorgeous harmonies.  Pasqual is the winner of 6 Emmy Awards and several Independent Music Awards. She conducts creative writing and songwriting workshops and does one on one creative mentoring with songwriters at all levels. Monica Pasqual and the Handsome Brunettes are currently recording a new album funded through their successful Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign. They expect to release the album in the first half of 2015

Artist sites and sounds: http://monicapasqual.com and http://blamesally.com

Martin Gerschwitz plus Toby Gray
& Michael Rosati

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Martin plays in Iron Butterfly and has played in or with “Eric Burdon & The Animals”,  “Meat Loaf”, “Vanilla Fudge”, “Lita Ford”. 

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

Martin Gerschwitz: What a musical history.  After more than 30 years of touring all over the world (4 continents, 37 countries, 49 American states) with acts like “Eric Burdon & The Animals”,  “Meat Loaf”, “Vanilla Fudge”, “Lita Ford”, “Walter Trout Band”, and currently with “Iron Butterfly” (“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”) as their  keyboard player and lead singer, Martin Gerschwitz simultaneously started a solo career. By now he has toured numerous times solo in the USA and in Europe including Germany, Holland, Belgium, and Slovakia.  Over the last ten years now, Martin Gerschwitz has recorded 7 CD's with his original music, 2 of which (with his full band) are more rock based with vocals, while the other ones feature his very unique style of instrumental semi-classical songs, reminding you of big screen soundtracks. At his live-shows, Martin Gerschwitz plays a cool mixture of his own music, but also pays tribute to pretty much all the bands he played with. 

Toby Gray & Michael Rosati: Toby, of It's A Beautiful Day , writes Americana and Rock songs that represent the American experience as he has traveled and lived it. Toby's style pulls the listener into the stories and songs sharing our common compassion and joys.  Joining Toby will be studio guitarist Michael Rosati. Michael was a charter member of Tony Rizzi's LA Guitar Quintet, along with Lee Ritenour. He has performed and recorded with including Dave Benoit, Vince Gill, Leslie Uggams,  James Taylor and Paul Rodgers.

Artist sites and sounds: www.MartinGerschwitz.com  and http://highwaybuddha.com/

The Calamity Cubes!, The Naked Bookleggers, Willy Tea Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Country, Folk & Bluegrass are 
soaked in misery
and whiskey
and set on fire.
What a triple bill! 

Thu. April 2 at 8pm
$8 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Calamity Cubes!:  The Calamity Cubes!, a Kansas based roots band, with members Brook Blanche, Kody Oh, and Joey Henry play a very original style of music, hard driving banjo, upright bass, and acoustic guitar make up the instrumentation. The music would best be classified and a blend of traditional Country, Folk & Bluegrass, with the fire of an 80's Punk Band. They take heartache and pain seriously, you can hear it in many of their tracks, soaked in misery and whiskey, the Cubes! always deliver a song for any emotion.   A CUBES! live show is charged with passion, and it's not difficult to be swept away in the frenetic and emotional performances this band delivers on a staggeringly consistent basis.

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. Don Mackessy (banjo), Ona Stewart (guitar), S.T. Young( guitar, washboard, harmonica), James Mackessy (bass), 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.

Willy Tea Taylor:  He's a hell-raiser and poet.  Willy Tea Taylor is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from California's Central Valley. He is co-frontman of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit and spends his time writing, recording and perpetually touring with an ever growing following across the United States.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reverbnation.com/thecalamitycubes and www.reverbnation.com/thenakedbootleggers and www.willyteataylor.com/pages/about-us/

Pride & Joy

 

 



  Electrifying Motown & Rockin' Soul

Sat. April 4 at 8pm 
 $15 adv./$15 door   Dance – ages 21 +

One of the most potent and polished acts in show business. Pride & Joy recreates the ensemble sounds of the Motown era with all four superb and spirited singers swapping vocal chores with equal passion and electricity. Everybody, everywhere, instantly relates to the music. During over two decades of phenomenal success, Pride & Joy has remained one of the most popular bands on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. They have achieved this by presenting the most timeless pop/soul music of our time in an electrifying high-style show that pulls the audience directly into the heart of their performance.

 "One of the cliches about the Bay Area music scene is that the region is so rich in live music that you can walk almost anytime into any small club and have a reasonable shot at seeing a truly first class act. It would be difficult to imagine better proof of that maxim than Pride and Joy, without a doubt one of the most potent and polished acts this writer has ever encountered purely by accident. The four vocalists exchange lead chores like a relay team passing a baton and each seems continually to top the others as the sets unfold. All of Pride and Joy's tunes were re-created with equal passion and electricity in conjuring up an audio picture of the 60's era." - Billboard . "The crowd was dancing themselves into a frenzy. This is a band dedicated to perpetuating vintage rhythm and blues. Pride and Joy plays the most partyin' music ever recorded. The band's music is turning yet another generation into dancin' fools."- Michael Snyder, San Francisco Chronicle-

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

 

My Darling Clementine 7pm Concert

plus Suzanne Wilde & The Black Hats 

 

 

 



  An Easter Treat  All the way from  Hebden Bridge, England with classic American country juke box duets like no one else can bring you

Sun. April 5 at 7pm $7 av./$10 door 

My Darling Clementine:   The classic country duets were undoubtedly at their peak in the late 60s and 1970s, the likes of George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and Porter Waggoner, Johnny & June and many more. Fast forward 40 years and those timeless themes are alive and well in the hands , and voices of My Darling Clementine (aka Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish).  Michael Weston King has been on the road, both solo and touring with the likes of Nick Cave, John Cale, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Roger McGuinn. His collaborations with Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, Jackie Leven and the legendary Townes Van Zandt (who cut his own version of Michael's song Riding The Range), have only enhanced his considerable musical reputation. Lou Dalgleish is quite simply one of, if not THE finest female singers in the UK. She has been praised by, and worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, Bryan Ferry, The Brodsky Quartet, and many more.  ”One of the most exquisitely pained American country albums of the year comes from this British couple”  New York Daily News – Top Ten Album of the week

Suzanne Wilde and the Black Hats play vintage style country western music.   Their songs of heartache, restraining orders, dirty dishes and whisky-soaked regret are delivered with soulful vocals, a driving beat and plenty of twang, to get you dancing, laughing and crying in your beer.

Artiest sites and sounds: http://mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk   and   www.reverbnation.com/theblackhats6

 

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen
plus Amy Obenski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Folk, Classical, Old Time, and Celtic, to Gospel, Jazz, Vintage Country, Rock N' Roll, Blues, and Bluegrass meets the sound of the far west

Thu. April 9 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen with Tracy Parker and Jimmy Norris: Meeting via a chance YouTube sighting and fueled by a rare musical chemistry, Dan Frechette, guitar/vocals, and Laurel Thomsen, violin/vocals, both powerful and magnetic talents in their own rights, prove that musical magic is alive and well. In a relatively short time frame, the Alt-folk duo has circumnavigated North America, logging over 25,000 miles, 130 concerts, and releasing their debut CD.  With influences ranging from Folk, Classical, Old Time, and Celtic, to Gospel, Jazz, Vintage Country, Rock N' Roll, Blues, and Bluegrass, Dan and Laurel flow seamlessly through genres, tempos, stories, and moods with virtuosic command.

Amy Obenski: With a stark and honest intensity, Amy Obenski's rich, crystalline voice cuts through the noise of every day life. She's a California native. Raised in San Diego and now based in San Francisco, the sound of the far west is unmistakably infused into her words and sound. She's toured the West Coast for ten years and even got her song “Carousel” into the Hollywood scene when it was placed on the TV Show, Grey's Anatomy.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.danandlaurel.ca and   www.amyobenski.com

 

Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa Hawaiian Masters

 

 



“Ledward Kaapana is a master slack key guitarist.”—The New York Times. 

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

Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa are masters of the Hawaiian style of music known as slack key guitar (Ki Ho'alu). Led is the NEA National Heritage Fellow and one of the best slack key players alive today. He has a style that comes from his family in the days before TV, radio, internet -- it's down-home and real. His finger-pickin' style extends to autoharp and 'ukulele as well, and his vocal range encompasses baritone to Hawaiian falsetto singing (leo ki'e ki'e). Mike is Hawai'i's finest 12-string guitar player and one of its most highly regarded musicians.

"Led--friendly, generous, self-effacing, a little kolohe (rascally) and a flat out genius at just about any stringed instrument that can be finger-picked." -- The Honolulu Advertiser

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.ledkaapana.com and www.facebook.com/mikekaawamusic

 

The Killer Queens -All Girl Queen Tribute
plus The Jean Genies - David Bowie Tribute

 

 

 



Sat. April 11 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Killer Queens: The Killer Queens are a high energy all girl tribute to Queen that focuses on the live show as originally portrayed by Queen. Equipped with Brian May's Red Special and Vox Amp, Freddie Mercury's free falling mic stand and authentic costumes to match, they offer a full show with costume changes, lights, fog and a professionalism for all ages to enjoy. They are selling out venues all over the Bay Area, from San Jose to San Francisco and as far North as Lake Tahoe. The buzz around the group is viral. Their fans extend as far as Italy, Brazil and England

 

 

 

The Jean Genies: Covering material spanning Five Decades of David Bowie's career, The JEAN GENIES have been wowing Northern California with their faithful and passionate renditions of Bowie's Smash Hits and Hidden Gems!

Artist sites and sounds: www.thekillerqueens.com and www.facebook.com/thejeangenies

Oliver Rajamani -- Flamenco India

 



Flamenco Guitar, Orchestra, Flamenco & Indian Dancers—Dynamic Show

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

With “Flamenco India”, Rajamani enhances the Indian roots to the flamenco experience by adding new Indian rhythmic, melodic and dance concepts not found in traditional flamenco. Rajamani takes his audiences back to the original ancient roots of Roma/Gypsy genetics and music which begins in the ancient deep mystical  lands of Southern India, then migrating to Rajasthan and Spain.   Nominee of the 2014 prestigious German worldmusic award in the European Charts an Austin World Music award winner, a nominee of the 2008 USArtist Award, Rajamani has toured internationally and has recorded and performed with artists wide-ranging in style including, Willie Nelson, Gypsy Kings, Edie Brickell, L. Shanker, Eric Johnson, Glen Velez, Paravai Munniamma, Dotschy Reinhardt from the Django Reinhardt family as well as performing for flamenco legend Paco de Lucia and South Indian folk legend Dr. Vijailakhsmi NavaneedhaKrishnan. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.oliverrajamani.com

 

PHOX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The six best friends from Wisconsin who make up the ensemble happen to be blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice. 


Mon. April 13 at 9pm
   $18 adv./$20 door   ALL STANDING – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

PHOX is from Baraboo, WI, which is a place where kids often drink poisoned groundwater and become endowed mutants. The six best friends who make up the ensemble happen to be blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice. They also play music. Artist sites and sounds: http://phoxband.com

 

The Way Of The West

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 +

The Way Of The West: The Way of the West, 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

Moonalice

 



 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


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

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

 

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.

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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.

Sat. May 2 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

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/

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

PRESTENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

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

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 7:30pm
$20 adv./$22 door  seated <21 w/parent
$18 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Since forming in the early 1990's, Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotlands roots revival. The band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes. Dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle and stirring pipes fuel the delicately-phrased melodies and traditional songs.  "The Old Blind Dogs play with a compelling energy and intoxicating rhythm," says The Scotsman, "as players and audience seem to share a wild ecstasy of emotion." Sixteen years is a long time in the life of any band and most who reach that milestone are content to rest on the tried and true formulas that have worked in the past. Not so for Scotlands Old Blind Dogs whose newly released Four on the Floor takes them bravely in many new directions.

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

 

Kris Delmhorst

 

 



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

 

John Craigie & Arwen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Humorous Storytelling, Serious Folk

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

PRESTENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

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.

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

 

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 new 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 18th at 2pm. The afternoon will feature students in a variety of combos representing styles from Rock to Rap. Funds raised will go towards the school recording studio for new equipment, microphones and a keyboard. 

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

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS 

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

 

Freddie Steady Krc plus Peter & Arwen Lewis 2pm Matinee



CHECK OUT THE HISTORY OF THESE ROCK LEGENDS PLAYING  FOLK, AMERICANA,  
ROOTS ROCK N' ROLL 

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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS 

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

 

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

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

 

Chuck Wagon and The Wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



It's been years since tons of KFAT airplay, Fat Fry's and rockin' O.T. Price's Music Hall.  Well, here they come rollin' back in after all these years

Sat. July 11 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Chuck Maultsby and Scott Bish formed the original CHUCK WAGON and the WHEELS in 1977 mostly as a joke (and if you've ever seen some of the band's original song titles, you'll know what is meant as a joke). A self-titled record album was released in 1978 that received just enough attention, thanks to a song titled, MY Girl Passed Out In Her Food, to inspire a second LP in 1979 titled "COUNTRY SWINGS, DISCO SUCKS" that received international attention (really!!! Thanks to a song titled, Disco Sucks) which inspired three more albums, four singles and a half dozen compilation albums, not to mention the constant interstate touring. Chuck, Scott and company,  can still be found playing moldy old cliche country and rock (crock) bar toons for the fun of it around L.A. (that's L.A. as in Lower Arizona). By the way,the song of ours, My Girl Passed Out In Her Food, is a true story (and so is Disco Sucks).

Artist sites and sounds:   www.chuckmaultsby.net

 

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