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The Doctor Madd Show

CD Release Party for
“This Is Not A Drill”








Doctor Madd, a  a founding member of the Dirty Butter Jug Band, has performed with Albert Collins, and Reverend Pearly Brown, the Yazoo Blues Review, and The Club Zayante Jug Stompers

Sun. July 27 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Doctor Madd (Duane Cox) grew up in McKeesport PA. two blocks from a steel mill. In 1971 at San Jose City College he became a founding member of the Dirty Butter Jug Band. Along the way he has performed with such luminaries as One Hand Clapping, Albert Collins, and Reverend Pearly Brown.

Over the years Dr. Madd has played locally with groups such as the Sand Band, the Yazoo Blues Review, and The Club Zayante Jug Stompers. The Doctor part of the name stems back to having served as a Medic in Vietnam. Diana on Keyboards, Norm Jones on Bass, Robert Lange on Sax, and Pat McCue on Drums  round out the rhythm section.


Kalei Gamiao

“Join in the Ukulele Workshop before the show!  To register:   http://ukuleleinfelton.eventbrite.com



Mesmerizing Ukulele Great – Catch him now taking ukulele to new heights

Thu. July 31 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Wielding his ukulele like it will one day rule the world, Kalei Gamiao mesmerizes audiences with imaginative musicality and flawless execution. This soft spoken young man can silence a talkative crowd as he delicately picks or fires away at his simple four-stringed instrument. Captivated by his skill and the ukulele's versatility, expressions like “I was floored” or “he had me at the edge of my seat” are familiar responses from first time listeners who eagerly fall under the power of Kalei's ukulele.

His ability to create sounds that are incredibly rich and full are even more amazing when you consider he only has two octaves to work with.  Award winning ukulele master, Herb Ohta, Jr., summed it up best when he declared, “Kalei's music and ukulele prowess will take the ukulele to new heights!” 

Artist sties and sounds: http://kaleigamiao.com    Check him out instantly:  www.youtube.com/user/KaleiGamiao


Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit
plus The Naked Bootleggers , Jeremy Marcanti







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. 


Jeremy Marcanti - vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica of The Hashknife Outfit . Home made biscuits and gravy for your ears

Rough-hewn yet driftwood-smooth; rebel-headed, but heart-of-gold sound

Fri. Aug. 1 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit:   Take two Americana singer-songwriters, an indie-rock veteran of a drummer, country-born bassist, and metal-bred pedal steel player, and what do you get: the rough-hewn yet driftwood-smooth; rebel-headed, but heart-of-gold sound of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. The outfit includes singer-songwriters Chris Doud and Will Taylor, bassist Taylor Webster, drummer Aaron Burtch, and master of all lead instruments, Matt Cordano. Likened to anything from Old Crow Medicine Show and The Avett Bros. to Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Wills and even Neil Young (depending on which live set you happen to catch) they most often defy categorization, usually settling for some hybrid of Americana, folk, rock, bluegrass, and that sweet, old country & western.

Facebook event link: www.facebook.com/events/672866752804278


Artist sites and sounds: www.reverbnation.com/tgltso and www.reverbnation.com/thenakedbootleggers and http://hashknifeoutfit.wordpress.com

European & American Surf Rock Extravaganza

The Concaves, The Kilaueas, Threesome Serbian Surf Trio

Surf Rockers from Germany,
Italy, Serbia and Santa Cruz

Sat. Aug. 2 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +





The Concaves are a quartet known as 'the Concaves' a Heavy Surf Band comprised of W. dogfish Pitts guitar and vocals, JD Anderson guitar and vocals, Karl  Hopkins on bass, and Scott  Prather on drums. They have released two cd's of original music entitled "Warning, Heavy Surf Advisory" and "Alive from The Red Triangle".




The Kilaueas from Berlin, Germany are a traditional sounding surf band with a crazy, mad, leader, RALF KILAUEA, a guitarist who really is into experimenting new ways of developing surf. Jumping, moving, interacting with the audience, showcasing strange guitars. Their music is close to the typical Astronauts' sound, drippy reverb in fast & nervous rhythms-- all included into a tiki/lounge image with an Italian drummer.




Threesome   Serbian Surf Trio Yes, surf rockers from Serbia. Threesome are: Uros Milkic – Guitars, Petar Zivic – Bass,Jovana Petrovic – Drums. If Threesome soundtracked a movie, it'd probably be the greatest beach party film ever. Beach Party Massacre IV or something to that effect. Too bad there are no beaches in landlocked Serbia.” Morgan B Ellis (Fracture Compound)

 Artist sites and sounds: www.theconcaves.com  and  www.reverbnation.com/theconcaves  and  www.kilaueas.de and   www.threesomeband.com

Dennis Kamakahi Tribute & Benefit

featuring  Herb Ohta Jr., David Kamakahi, Patrick Landeza, Stephen Inglis, Jon Yamasato plus Hula Dancers

Five great young stars of the Hawaiian Music scene come together to celebrate the legacy of the legendary Dennis Kamakahi

Sun. Aug. 3
at 2pm

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


Five great young stars of the Hawaiian Music scene come together to celebrate the legacy of the legendary Dennis Kamakahi and raise money for his family in the wake of his untimely passing.

Herb Ohta Jr.: It is Herb's goal to share the beauty of Hawaii's music, its culture, and the ‘ukulele to people all over the world. Herb has performed throughout the state of Hawai‘i and has traveled overseas to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the mainland USA. Herb Ohta, Jr. is certainly a vanguard in this new generation of ‘ukulele players.

David Kamakahi: Ukulele Recording Artist, Instructor, Producer, Songwriter, Multiple Hoku Award winner, David Kamakahi is the son of famous Slack Key Guitar master songwriter, Dennis Kamakahi.

Patrick Landeza: Musician, composer, producer, Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza is considered a leading exponent of the Hawaiian slack key style.

Stephen Inglis: Stephen Inglis was born and raised in Honolulu. He plays Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack key guitar. He records and tours with highly regarded traditional musicians. At the same time he is an innovator: his album Slackin on Dylan opened up new territory for slack key, winning a Hawaii Music Award.

Jon Yamasato: A young slack key guitarist trained by the famous Slack Key guitar master, Dennis Kamakahi, Jon Yamasato, with his band, “Pure Heart”, won 5 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, Hawaii's most prestigious music award.

Artist sites and sounds: www.herbohtajr.com and   www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/david-kamakahi/ and   www.reverbnation.com/patricklandeza and http://stepheninglis.com/about/ and www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/jon-yamasato/

Here is the New York Times obituary honoring Dennis Kamakahi:



Great American Taxi plus McCoy Tyler Band








A good old American country-rock hippie band for the people

Wed Aug. 6 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

Great American Taxi is a five-piece traveling rock n' roll band whose music covers a wide swath of the Americana, jam-band and traditional roots landscape. With three acclaimed releases out and a fourth on the way, and nine years of hard core touring behind them, the group has established itself as a well-oiled machine that can rock a club or a festival field, and can likewise conquer the radio airwaves.

Taxi has a sound that echoes cultural icons like the Band, Gram Parsons, and the Grateful Dead, while also reflecting current artists like Wilco, Ryan Adams and Todd Snider (who sometimes joins the band). In a world of sampled beats, loops and genetically modified processed music, Great American Taxi stands out as the real deal. A good old American country-rock hippie band for the people, with genuine songs from the heart and the appropriate twanging, churning, barrel-house sounds necessary to keep the greater counter-cultural American party rolling onthrough the new millennium.  

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

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










   Saharan-African blues
from Morrocco

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

AZA unites traditional Tamazight (Berber) music, indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, with the global influences of its diverse members. Evocative of Saharan-African blues, yet with an original style that truly defies categorization, AZA's stirring performances feature deep, danceable rhythms, intricate string melodies, and soaring, soulful vocals.

Visually dynamic and engaging performers, AZA has been inspiring international audiences for nearly seven years. Founding members Fattah Abbou and Mohamed Aoualou are Berbers native to the High Atlas mountain region of Morocco, where they played and studied music for over twenty-five years, and are recognized as master musicians. 

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


The Jerry Celebration Band




Celebrating the music and life of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead

Sat. Aug. 9 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door  Dance – ages 21 +


The San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California are replete with super musicians playing in Grateful Dead tribute bands.  These musicians are traveling to Felton in Santa Cruz County and coming together on Don Quixote's stage on August 9, the day of Jerry Garcia's passing, to celebrate his musical legacy. 

This all-star cast includes members of Slugs & Roses, The China Cats, Front Street, Mars Hotel, Cryptical, Live Dead, Play Live Dead, Workingman's Ed, The Dead Guise, Dedicated Maniacs, and more! 

Spurs plus Jesse Autumn

Kelly Koval





Spurs' classic American folk sound meets  Jesse Autumn's dark and dreamy crooning 


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

Spurs:  Potent and reflective, singer/songwriter P. David Stockhausen's lyrical honesty bound gently to Terry McCants' lonesome vocal harmony, accompany emotions felt within the modern American landscape, while nodding to a time when heartfelt singing and storytelling were the cultural way. Cello played by Alexis Hawks brings a grounded warmth, painting sonorous and haunting melodies while providing a modern counterpoint to Spurs' classic American folk sound.

Jesse Autumn: Singer/pianist Jesse Autumn's music is dark and dreamy, intricate and articulate, heartfelt. Combining the poetic sandpaper of Tom Waits, piano genius of early Tori Amos, soft haunting crooning of The Cranberries, and the lyrical paintbrush of writer Jeanette Winterson, Jesse Autumn inhabits her music as a grown woman inhabits a child's dream-- with care, wonder, and a somber veil on nostalgia.

Kelly Koval of Audiafauna opens the show.

Artist sites and sounds: www.reverbnation.com/spurssantacruz and https://www.facebook.com/jesseautumnsongs and  www.cdbaby.com/cd/jesseautumn2




The Coathangers


Brash Sass All Girl Rockers-- infectious songs and electric unruly live show

Mon. Aug. 11 at 9pm
$10 adv./$12 door dance ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

If you're familiar with The Coathangers then you probably know the Atlanta group's premise. The story goes that four young women decided to start a band for the sole purpose of being able to hang out and play parties.

They weren't going to let the fact that none of them knew how to play any instruments get in the way of their having a good time. The backstory certainly added to the charm of early songs like “Nestle In My Boobies” and “Stop Stomp Stompin'”--songs that resided somewhere between no-wave's caustic stabs of dissonance and garage rock's primal minimalism.

In the seven years since their formation, The Coathangers have released a slew of records and toured across North America and Europe countless times. The persistence of such a casual endeavor is a testament to the infectious quality of their songs and the electric nature of their unruly live show. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.facebook.com/TheCoathangersATL/info

Phil Marsh










Of  The Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band,  Country Joe McDonald Band, and Musical Director of  The Pickle Family Circus,

Tue. Aug. 12 at 7:30pn
  $10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Phil Marsh has been a fixture in Bay Area music for almost 50 years.  Songwriter, singer, guitarist, kazoo player, and bandleader, he was the original music director of the Pickle Family Circus and Circus Flora of St. Louis,  singer/guitarist in The Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band (Vanguard Records), bandleader and guitar playing singer for Country Joe McDonald, and an organizer and driving force for the notorious Masked Marauders rock super star spoof on Warner Bros.

A longtime Berkeley and Santa Cruz resident, Phil is featured on the Folkways collection "Berkeley Farms" (rumors that he is dead are as yet unfounded.) With Phil Greenberg, he was half of the imaginatively named country duo, Phil and Phil in the 60's, and was a charter member of The Honey Baked Hams, legendary Paris street singing group in 1963 and 64.

His tenure with Berkeley's East Bay Sharks rabble rousing street opera group should not go unmentioned.  Phil has lived for 30 years in New York City where he has been singing, writing songs, performing, and providing soundtracks for documentaries. His live CD from a recent sold-out solo show at The Gershwin Theater will be available shortly.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.chickenonaunicycle.com/Cleanliness%20and%20Godliness.htm and https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cleanliness-godliness-skiffle/id331693318






  Austin Jazz-Grass
and String Band Magic

Wed. Aug. 13 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

MilkDrive: Jazz-grass band Milk Drive features award-winning instrumentalists Brian Beken on fiddle and lead vocals, Noah Jeffries on guitar and harmony vocals, Dennis Ludiker on mandolin and harmony vocals, and Matt Mefford on double bass. But awards reveal nothing about the Austin string band's exhilarating sound.

Fueled by equal parts tradition and innovation, MilkDrive delivers a distinctive acoustic experience that crosses genres, geographies, and generations. The band's much-anticipated sophomore studio album WAVES, produced by Bil VornDick, captured the band's sophisticated arrangements and fierce musicianship, the album showcases a number of original compositions and features guests Noam Pikelny (of Punch Brothers) and Futureman (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones). 

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


Not So Young
plus Lenny's Basement








Lenny's Basement : This band will get you on the dance floor. Comprised of five seasoned Santa Cruz County musicians with multiple vocalists, rock solid harmony and excellent musicianship, LENNY'S BASEMENT has carefully selected great uptempo rock n' roll songs, mostly off the beaten path, and a few original songs thrown in for a mix of “totally danceable” and uplifting tunes. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.notsoyoungband.com and www.reverbnation.com/lennysbasement


     A Tribute to Neil Young “Feel The Neil”

Thu. Aug. 14 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door dance ages 21 +

Not So Young , out of Santa Cruz Ca, is a dedicated group of musicians that capture the mood and raw energy of the classic Neil Young song book. Representing over 40 years of Neil Young music, Not So Young delivers a wide assortment from the Godfather of Grunge. Whether you come to a Not So Young concert to rekindle the memories of your rebellious youth, or if you are a new fan eager to see a live show of this craftsman's work, you will spend an uplifting evening of good music and songs that are as relevant today as they were when they were first performed. Every time you see “Not So Young” perform, you will be glad you came out to “Feel the Neil”!


It's A Beautiful Day





Fri. August 15 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door   dance ages 21 +

It's A Beautiful Day along with Santana are considered to be "2nd wave" bands that emerged from the San Francisco bay area in the late sixties. Moreover, like Santana, IABD headlined at the Fillmore West prior to recording an album.

Their debut 1968 LP the self titled "It's A Beautiful Day" was laced with classic cuts such as "White Bird", "Bombay Calling", "Wasted Union Blues" and "Time Is" The single off the LP "White Bird" quickly became part of the FM play lists and is considered a classic of rock music.   

Artist sites and sounds: www.davidlaflamme.com

Spirit of ‘76









Spirit of ‘76 Recreating The Grateful Dead Late 1970's Era Concerts  featuring members of China Cats and Shady Groove

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

Spirit of '76 is a collection of talented musicians from the Grateful Dead community performing Grateful Dead music in the spirit of the Dead's late 70's era. 

This shows cast features Jerry Brown from Shady Groove, Mark Corsalini on drums (previously of JGB), and from the China Cats: Roger Sideman, Steve Sofranko, and Matt Hartle.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/thechinacats and www.facebook.com/pages/Shady-Groove/48937864540



Set one:  Tea for The Tillerman
  Set 2: Teaser and the Firecat





A Tribute to Cat Stevens
Sun. Aug. 17 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

On April 10, 2014 Cat Stevens was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. MAJICKAT is composed of six musicians with a variety of performing backgrounds including classical, rock, pop, jazz, bluegrass, folk and sacred.  George Papailias (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Shayne Sutton (Guitar), Miranda Singler (Piano), Nick Docous (Vocals/Bass), Bud Chatterley (Vocals/Drums/Percussion/Guitar) and Louise Rebello (cellist) re-create the lush harmonies and complicated instrumentation which is the hallmark of the “Cat Stevens Sound”.

Called one of the most “influential artists of the 20th Century”, Cat Stevens sold over 60 million albums in his short career. MAJICKAT presents such hits as “Peace Train”, “Moonshadow”, Wild World” and “Father and Son” while interweaving his fascinating life's journey from simple art-student turned 1960's pop star to 1970's international music icon. If you are looking for timeless melodies and lyrics and a powerful show guaranteed to make you feel like you're listening to the original artist, hop on board the “Peace Train” with MAJICKAT and ride along as they pay tribute to the man and his music!  

Artist sites and sounds: www.cstb.biz

Cecilia Noël

From Peru “The Latin Tina Turner” and “Queen of Salsoul”  Dance Tonight!!!

Wed. Aug. 20 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +


Originally discovered by Stan Getz in Peru, Cecila Noël describes her music as “salsoul”, elements of salsa, blended with elements of soul and jazz.

On her aptly titled new CD A Gozár! (To Enjoy), Noël demonstrates why critics have long called her the “Latin Tina Turner.” Latin Beat says this about Celcilia, who is married to Colin Hay , leader of Men At Work, “Noël is a storyteller and an actress, and her powerful combination of lyrics and vocals will send you into spasms of pleasure.” See for yourself. Check out videos on her web sites.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reverbnation.com/cecilianoël and  www.cecilianoel.com

Buy tickets now at : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/759971


Larry Hosford Band, Freddie Steady Krc,
Peter & Arwen Lewis,
Michael Martyn








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

Larry Hosford Band :  Larry in his own words:  “Shelter, Warner Brothers: my record labels. Singing/songs: my life.  My music is usually called country rock, but I feel our material expands the boundaries of that term. The diversity I've enjoyed shows in this group's depth and range. Folk songs, cumbias, blues, rock, lounge, pop, calypso, Country & Mexican, Urban & Western, Rhythm & Broadway -- it's all there.

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.

Michael Martyn: Michael Martyn is a veteran of the San Francisco, Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz ! acoustic folk music scene.  Michael's unique style blends country, folk and blues in to the modern Americana music format.  The story-telling and musical form of this accomplished songwriter will at times remind you of a cross between Ramblin' Jack Elliott, John Prine and Jerry Jeff Walker . A musical Swiss army knife, 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.larryhosford.net and   http://freddiesteadykrc.com and https://myspace.com/mobygrapespeterlewis and  www.facebook.com/michaelmartyngoodmedicine


Imperial Messenger Service









Members of Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Starship

Fri. Aug. 22 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Imperial Messenger Service , reprising the beloved canon of Quicksilver Messenger Service and other classic San Francisco rock, features David Freiberg (Quicksilver Messenger Service founding member, Jefferson Airplane & Starship), Linda Imperial (Quicksilver M/S), Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship), Chris Smith and Jude Gold (Jefferson Starship members), Peter Harris (JGB), David Kaffinetti (Spinal Tap), Steve Valverde (bassist, Rowan Brothers), and Doug Freedman (Iron Butterfly).   These musicians LOVE playing together so much that they'll travel long distances just for the opportunity of finding the prodigious freight-train like jams that enthrall every audience.

Freestone Peaches







An All Star Bay Area Tribute to  Duane Allman and  The Allman Brothers

Sat. Aug. 23 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Freestone Peaches, based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, emulates the feel, excitement and energy of the Allman Brothers Band during the Duane Allman and Berry Oakley era (1969 - 1971).

 Filled with jam band, blues band and Allman Brother enthusiasts, this band features Ron Tomasello on lead/slide guitar (Duane Allman), Jeff Faust on bass (Berry Oakley), Chris Zanardi on lead guitar (Dickey Betts), Mark Corsolini on drums (Butch Trucks), Mo Sardella on drums (Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson), Jefferson Bergey on vocals (Gregg Allman) and Russel Kreitman on B3/keyboards (Gregg

Allman).   Artist sites and sounds: www.FreestonePeaches.com


Los Cenzontles and Andre Thierry















Zydeco-Mexican Connection with  wondrous Mexican-American roots group Los Cenzontles and Zydeco
master Andre Thierry

Sun. Aug. 24 at 2pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Two local treasures – the wondrous Mexican-American roots group Los Cenzontles and the sensational young zydeco master Andre Thierry – join forces to explore the zydeco-Mexican connection and unite their rich traditions into an energizing, soulful new sound. Los Cenzontles , which means the mockingbirds , is both a musical group and an active arts organization that teaches music, dance, art, and cultural appreciation to young people in the Richmond / San Pablo area and beyond.

The multi-generational band, founded by classical guitarist Eugene Rodriguez, has performed and recorded with such artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Ry Cooder, Jackson Browne, the Chieftains, and Taj Mahal. The New York Times has praised the “strange beauty” of their music, saying that it “sends you right away to a place you've never been and might never want to leave—“ Andre Thierry , who hails from the same working-class area as Los Cenzontles, home to Creole and Mexican-American communities for generations, is an accordion virtuoso and a captivating singer with a smooth soul sound who has taken traditional zydeco and infused it with elements of hip-hop, blues, rock, and pop. ReverbNation calls him “a phenomenal talent” and says that “at only 32 years old, he is already a legend.”

Artist sties and sounds: www.loscenzontles.com/band and http://andrethierry.com

Locomotive Breath





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

Thu. Aug. 28 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


The Fall Risk plus The Scott Cooper Band









Americana/Roots/Rock band fronted by Furthur and Box Set singer Jeff Pehrson 


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

The Fall Risk is a San Francisco based Americana/Roots/Rock band fronted by Furthur and Box Set singer, Jeff Pehrson. The six man band is filled with veteran, touring musicians who are well known names in their own right: James DePrato (lead guitar), Mike Sugar (bass), Mark Abbott (Drums), Rich Goldstein (Slide Guitar), and Matt Twain (Keyboards). The six man band consistently elevate Pehrson's journeyman songwriting, laying down heavy foundations and rock solid grooves that get people up and moving. Touring behind their debut CD, "Volume 1", The Fall Risk encompasses the traditions of Bay Area music while helping shape it's future.




Scott Cooper Band: "Cooper is the guitarist for the Dead tribute band China Cats, but his credits are as long as your arm (Secret Chimp, Gary Gates Band, Rusty Zinn, Banana Slug String Band, Stackabones, Deep Blue Sea, etc.) and his excellent new jammy/New Orleans rock 'n' R&B CD "A Leg Trick" hit No. 5 on Relix Magazine's jam band radio charts." Mac McDonald Monterey Herald.

Artists sites and sounds: http://thefallrisk.com and www.reverbnation.com/scottcooper


PaPa'S BaG "A James Brown Experience"


Dynamic S how Band PaPa'S BaG captures the live sound and performance of the, "Godfather of Soul"

Sat. Aug. 30 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 sties and sounds: https://www.facebook.com/pages/PaPaS-BaG-A-James-Brown-Experience/407248542750666


Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riviters











Guy Forsyth of Asylum Street Spankers leads leads an all-star Austin cast including several former Spankers


Sun. Aug. 31 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent


Guy Forsyth leads an all-star Austin cast including several former Asylum Street Spankers. This Vaudevillian string band makes any venue come to life with their instrumental prowess and amazing showmanship. Their debut studio album, "Moustashe Girl," features 7 voices, countless instruments, and, at last count, 5 hilarious commercials.  Expect classic American tunes as well new original material from some of Austin's finest! 

Artist sties and sounds:  www.hotnutriveters.com/home and  www.hotnutriveters.com/videos


Light Rain, Crystal Silmi,
Helene & Bellydance International





Thu. Sept. 4 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Light Rain: The legendary Light Rain band have been playing for Bellydancers since the sixties, and have also inspired performances by the San Francisco Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet, with Doug Adamz music having been featured in Robert Altman's movie The Company about the Joffrey Ballet. With their unique hybrid of Arabic and American musical sensibilities they have made a niche of their own in this diverse musical world, and they are considered to be one of the pioneers of New Age and World Beat music. Doug Adamz plays violin and recorder, Russ Gaughtier on mandolin, guitar, and  banjo, Bill Amateek on bass, and Tim Bolling on percussion.

Crystal Silmi : International Bellydance star performer and teacher Crystal Silmi is back from Spain to dance with her dance sisters in Raks Arabi: Jill Baker, Amber Dratz, and Jessica Siegel. Also featured will be Janette Brenner, Sese Eegan, Desert Dream with Janelle Rodriguez, and the Sisters of the Desert Sky Dance Company directed by Helene.

Helene is director of Bellydance International and was a recipient of the Gail Rich Award in 2002 for her significant contribution to the arts in Santa Cruz county for over 25 years.

Artists sites and sounds: www.dougadamz.com and http://www.crystalsilmi.com Helene at www.mountainartcenter.org

Private Event   Sat. Sept. 6 








Non Stop Dancing

Fri. Sept. 5 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

Mother Falcon







Austin's huge 13 piece orchestral jam sensations 

Sun. Sept. 7 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Mother Falcon began as a jam session among a few adventurous high school cellists eager to break out of the rigid repertoire predominating their musical training. In the seven years since, violins, saxophones, trumpet, piano, accordion, banjo, guitars and bassoon have joined that small group of cellists in an indie orchestra of twenty classically trained young musicians determined to push their playing and composing ever further forward.

On record, in intense chamber music concerts and in electrifying club performances, Mother Falcon has developed an intricately detailed, yet muscular soundscape of rock, jazz and hip hop rhythms fueling horn and string pieces interwoven with inventive vocal arrangements. 

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


Forgotten Space 








Grateful Dead National Touring Tribute Band

Thu. Sept. 11 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 adv. Dance – ages 21

There are nearly three hundred Grateful Dead tribute bands, only two that tour nationally.  Dark Star Orchestra and Forgotten Space from Texas. Forgotten Space is a North Texas-based band comprised of six diverse musicians with a deep understanding and respect for the rich and varied Grateful Dead songbook. Formed in 2006, Forgotten Space has developed a penchant for fearless improvisation coupled with an appreciation of the storytelling component of the Dead's music.

With a repertoire of more than 100 Dead-related songs, the musicians have meticulously bridged the gap between creating the sound and feel of the Grateful Dead experience and finding the balanced space to express their own personal identities as musicians. Staying true to form, the instrumentation of two guitars (Hunter Hendrickson and Kenny Withrow), bass (Bob McConville), keyboards (Will Hodges), two drummers (Bryant Russell and Jerry Saracini), and strong three- and four-part vocal harmonies creates an uncannily accurate representation of the real enchilada. Add to that a willingness to explore arrangements from all eras of the Dead's body of work (1965-1995), and you end up with an all-out, explosive mixture of good vibes, endless dance party, and deep space musical exploration. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.forgottenspace.net

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
plus Carolyn Sills Combo




Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash: 
Described by Rolling Stone
as "pure Americana
heart and soul"

Sat. Sept. 13 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash: Described by Rolling Stone as "pure Americana heart and soul", The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the voice and vision of songwriter Mark Stuart. Since forming the band in 1995, he's performed with most every major artist in the Country and Americana music community. Stuart was personally given permission to use the band's name by Johnny Cash himself. He was also honored by the Man in Black with an invitation to record songs at Cash's own home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Two other iconic music legends, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, were also early believers who were instrumental in helping Stuart get his start.




Carolyn Sills Combo: With The Carolyn Sills Combo's debut disc, fans of ‘proper country' have some new heroes," says Country Music People Magazine. A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life and heartfelt twang into the timeless sounds of post-war American music.  Fans of classic country, blues and western swing from the 40s/50s are falling in love with the band's original songs, written and produced by Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.bsojc.com and www.reverbnation.com/bastardsonsofjohnnycash


Kenny Butterill plus Toby Gray & Friends


2pm Matinee








Toby Gray and band performing all original "Americana/Pop" compositions from his latest and upcoming CD. Toby has been entertaining audiences across the United States and Canada since 1967. Besides great music the shows are enhanced with reminiscences from many years of playing music and traveling, featuring celebrities worked with such as It's A Beautiful Day, Dick Clark, Victor Borge, and a multitude of characters from San Francisco's Summer of Love music scene. His easy demeanor and musical prowess creates a fun and pleasant experience for audiences. Toby toured with Dick Clark Productions in the 70's and with theiconic Summer of Love band It's A Beautiful Day for the last 34 years as well as producing several of their recordings. 


Canada's Kenny Butterill's rustic, minimalist music is richly textured with a cool groove.  Toby Gray of It's A Beautiful Day performs original American Pop.

Sun. Sept. 14 at 2pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

" Kenny Butterill is a gentle, country and blues songwriter-producer molded from the same elements as J.J. Cale. He's original, sensitive, perceptive, warm and above all memorable. He's got the stuff," said Barry Hammond of Penguin Eggs , Canada's leading folk, roots and world music publication. Butterill is in Northern California for a couple of shows with his Santa Cruz, CA band which includes Rick Hoornbeck (bass), Dave Davis (guitar), Bob Carter (mandolin and harp) and Eric Gunn (drums) after touring back home in eastern Canada to support the release of his new CD “Troubadour Tales”. Ten years in the making, the "Troubadour Tales" CD was recorded in several studios, has over twenty world class guests, including Donovan, Cindy Cashdollar, Redd Volkaert, Rob Ikes, Audrey Auld, Zoe Muth, Ray Bonneville and includes the last recording of the late Sarah Elizabeth Campbell. Sometimes compared to JJ Cale, Gordon Lightfoot and John Prine, Butterill's rustic, minimalist music is richly textured and has a warm ambience, an up-close personal vibe and a cool feel and groove.


Artist sites and sounds: www.KennyButterill.com and   http://HighwayBuddha.com




Fleetwood Mask


7pm Concert 





The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Sun. Sept. 14 at 7pm
$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.

Eliza Gilkyson & Nina Gerber










Eliza was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside legends Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith

Tue. Sept. 16 at 7:30pm
$22 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent


Eliza Gilkyson is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in Roots, Folk and Americana circles.   The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, she entered the music world as a teenager, recording demos for her father.  Since then she has released 19 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash. She has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, Etown, Sirius/XM, Air America Radio and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside legends Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith, received a Grammy nomination for her 2006 CD “Paradise Hotel”, and is an ongoing winner of the Austin Chronicle's various music awards, as well as the Folk Alliance Best Artist, Best Songwriter and Record of the Year.  

Nina Gerber : "Nina's guitar style is wide and brave. As she glides thru this record project, she uses each of her guitars as if it's the one she was born to play. Acoustic or electric, she sounds beautiful, smokey, precise, full of the licks you love to hear---" Herb Pedersen

Artist sites and sounds: http://elizagilkyson.com and   www.ninagerber.com









Nigel and Clive & The British Invasion plus
Just Cream A Tribute To Eric Clapton






Performing classic
British Rock-n-Roll &
A Tribute To Eric Clapton

Fri. Sept. 19 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Nigel and Clive & The British Invasion: LET'S DANCE!  Performing classic British rock-n-roll, this quartet brings a lighthearted, rockin' good time with cover tunes by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Herman's Hermits, Manfred Mann, and more. Prepare to laugh and dance as they don their mop tops and retro suits and tell hilarious tales.

Just Cream A Tribute To Eric Clapton : Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker are immortalized by  Just Cream , which also pays tribute to the classic rock and blues of BLIND FAITH, ERIC CLAPTON, DEREK AND THE DOMINOS, STEVE WINWOOD, TRAFFIC, and OTHER BLUES CLASSICS. Eric Clapton is only a great guitarist, but an outstanding songwriter and innovator. No other renditions of Clapton or Cream music rivals this level of performance of Just Cream

Artist sites and sounds:   www.nigelandclive.com and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znrUijAJclk and   www.justcream.net









Classic Rock, Country and R&B Dance Party

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

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

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












“Madcap genius,
master craftsmen.
In Beoga, the Irish music world found another prodigy.”

Wed. Sept. 24 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$17 door   seated <21 w/parent

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



IRISH MUSIC MAGAZINE. Beoga (gaelic for ‘lively') are based in County Antrim, in the north of Ireland. The bedrock of their sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres' nuances into their music.

From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy Irish sound. The result is traditional, with a huge sense of fun and adventure and it all works - wonderfully well.  The Wall Street Journal describes them as “the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century.” Irish Music Magazine writes, “Beoga are at the forefront of the new Irish wave.” 

Artist sites and sounds   www.beogamusic.com

Wild Child   Dave Brock's Doors Experience


An Amazing Recreation Of a Live Doors Concert

Sun. Sept. 28 at 7pm
  $20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +


"This is as close as you'll get to the real thing." RAY MANZAREK
"The best one I've heard is Wild Child " ROBBY KRIEGER 2003 Cleveland Free Times

"... the way they play the music is uncanny. I saw Wild Child and they know Jim's moves and raps as well as he did. "  JOHN DENSMORE 

Wild Child is still selling out The Whiskey, the legendary Los Angeles venue that was home base for the Doors.  And they have been selling it out for years along with other huge venues in LA and around the USA.  Oliver Stone and Val Kilmer checked out Wild Child shows when they made the Doors movie to get a feel for a live Doors show. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.wildchild.info


Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac












Band Entertains with An
Evening of Music & Song from Cape Breton

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


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


Their latest CD, Seinn, is a powerful collaboration borne of a long-time friendship and a shared love of Celtic music. Whether it's the mesmerizing Gaelic vocals of Mary Jane, or the superb and true musicianship of Wendy on the fiddle, these ladies have been making their mark with traditional audiences worldwide for over two decades.

Mary Jane and Wendy have both been recognized internationally for their solo music careers, and Wendy has been Mary Jane's steadfast comrade in the presentation of her music for many years. It seems only natural that these two impressive talents now come together to create a true musical partnership, which will combine their musical sensibilities, their strong Celtic roots, and their colourful personalities. On Cape Breton Island, the rich heritage of the region's Highland settlers was kept alive through music, songs, and stories. It was in Nova Scotia, while visiting her grandparents throughout her youth, that Mary Jane fell in love with Scottish Gaelic traditions and song. Mary Jane & Wendy will joined by percussionist & accordionist Cathy Porter & guitarist Seph Peters. 

Artist sties and sounds: http://maryjaneandwendy.com

Piloto Y Klimax



The Hottest Band
In Havana, Cuba

Salsa Cubana, Afro Cuban Jazz, Timba

Sat.  Oct. 18th 8pm
$20 adv./$25 door  
dance ages 21 +


Klimax is one of the powerful and prestigious orchestras of Cuban music which has more than a decade of experience on the stages let go a rich musical influence leaded by the virtuous Giraldo Piloto. He is really a genius to the service of Cuban music renovation, following the combination of Latin jazz with dance music.

Direct From Cuba, world renown drummer and percussionist “Giraldo Piloto Barreto”, bandleader and musical director of one of the hottest Afro Cuban Jazz Timba Salsa groups is debuting his group “Piloto y Klimax” in the USA on this tour. Piloto has toured and performed all over the world including Canada, France, Italy, UK, Lima Peru, Cali Colombia and more, where he is highly respected among drummers, percussionists, fans, and music enthusiasts, yet he has not performed in the United States.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reverbnation.com/rpk/2009924

Check out the full production video:  http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/video/2009924


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Sweet HayaH plus RELAPSE     2pm Matinee







High Energy Soul/Rock/World Music in French, Spanish and English


Sun. Oct. 26 at 2pm
$10 adv./$10 door D ance – ages 21 +

Sweet HayaH: "Poetic and fierce, enlightened and elegantly brash, San Jose's Sweet HayaH is an impassioned blend of Rock and Soul music. Bringing funky unexpected World nuances, hard-hitting rhythm and blues beats, funk, and passionate, spirited performances, Sweet HayaH is poised to take center stage as one of the Bay Area's premium independent bands in 2014, and beyond. Sweet HayaH is composed of Nehal Abuelata (lead vocals/keyboard), Devin Moreno (guitar/backup vocals), Josh Gardner (drums/backup vocals), Aaron Marquez (bass/backup vocals), and Brandon Garcia (trumpet/tambourine/ vocals).


RELAPSE : is a funky rock trio based out of San Jose.  The group has been together for over 10 years creating melodic and eclectic original music.  Bouncy bass lines, heavy guitar riffs, and punchy drums guide you along a harmonious musical adventure.  Phil Zigler - guitar and lead vocals, Ryan Westphal - bass and backup vocals, Zach Malosh - drums and backup vocals .

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reverbnation.com/sweethayah and  www.reverbnation.com/relapse1


Drew Holcoumb & the Neighbors









As heard on the TV shows: Parenthood, How I Met Your Mother, Oprah, House, Nashville, Justified, One Tree Hill

Wed. Nov. 5 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$14 door seated <21 w/parent

Since releasing their first album, 2005's Washed In Blue, Drew & The Neighbors (Ellie Holcomb, Nathan Dugger, Rich Brinsfield) have established themselves as a formidable indie act, selling more than 75,000 records, playing more than 1,500 live dates, selling-out headline shows, and touring alongside such varied acts as The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, NEEDTOBREATHE, Susan Tedeschi, North Mississippi Allstars, Marc Broussard, and more. Their songs have been used in countless television shows. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.drewholcomb.com


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