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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

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

“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

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

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

Café Musique New Date! 7:30pm

 

 

 

 

 



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


Thu. March 26 at 7:30
$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

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.

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

Simple Dreams: A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt

7pm Concert




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

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

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. 

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/

Bryan John Appleby, K. Skelton, Palmz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



West Coast Orchestral Folk Electrified Meets Lo-Fi Surf Rock Meets Indie Pop

Tue. March 31 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Bryan John Appleby:  "Part Devendra Banhart, part Damien Jurado, today's artist, Seattle's Bryan John Appleby, writes lush folk songs that invoke a sweet vulnerability as they draw you into his world." - Leigh Bezezekoff (KEXP Seattle, WA)  "Few have the skill with words, the deftness with arrangement and the ambition with the sonic palette that Bryan John Appleby has. Even fewer are able to deliver both their words and their music with a voice that simultaneously expresses innocence and optimism on the one hand, and weary experience on the other." - Andrew Dubber (bandcamp)

K. Skelton pays homage to San Francisco's lo-fi, surf rock tradition while making familiar 60's/70's pop melodies his own. His forthcoming debut album, "High Maintenance Diva Princess" is a personal look into love and loss told by lush chorus and psychedelicundertones

Palmz:  Lexie Corfiatis: vocals, guitar, bass, organ and Devin Eiring: drums, lead guitar play alternative beach fun garage indie rock pop summertime surf garage indie pop surf Santa Cruz

Artist sites and sounds: http://bryanjohnappleby.com and    https://kskelton.bandcamp.com and https://palmz.bandcamp.com/track/stay-this-way-forever

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
$10 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/

Russ Liquid presents Stupid Americans feat. members of Gramatik, 5th Density Sound (Fractal Dragon & Clay), Madam Bliss

 

 

 

 

 

 



Russ Liquid is the Future-vintage groove-blasting maestro who has stirred the soul and minds of the electronica music world

Fri. April 3 at 9pm
$15 adv./$20 door  ALL STANDING 21+

EUPHONIC CONCEPTIONS & BREATH LAB bring you AN ARTISTREE FIRST FRIDAY AFTERPARTY 

Russ Liquid is the future-vintage groove-blasting maestro who has stirred the soul and minds of the electronica music world.  Renowned for his ingenious compositional approach, this cosmic imprints a prophetic musical experience on his audiences.  He detonates explosive beatscapes, sealmlessly adding flourishes of instrumental color and emotion, while drawing from an endlessly diverse sonic palette.  This year. Russ Liquid continues to lead listeners deeper into robust sonic landscapes all across the globe alongside GRAMATIK on tour across the USA and Europe. Russ's latest album, In Love, will be available on Gramatik's Lowtemp label this spring.

5 th Density Sound:  5th Density is a Live Multi-dimensional Audio/Visual Experience featuring?Clay Chollar & Fractal Dragon.They Merge all Original Bass music with a?Live Digital Visionary Art Performance . Channeling Beats from Higher?Dimensional Producers they Download the Latest 5thD Tech and bring it back?to share with you! They come to you with vistuals by Wallpaper 

Madam Bliss  w/ Vast Verbal of The Mad Martyrgrains :  Madam Bliss' new style holds a  very bass heavy, breakbeat, hip hop influence on tracks with a Dubstep, ragga and jungle feel, paired w/ Vast Verbal's conscious lyrics and Boom Bap style delivery forming a pair that truly represents the East Coast's emerging  influence on the Bay Area scene.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://russliquid.com and www.reverbnation.com/fractaldragon and  www.reverbnation.com/madambliss

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  seated <21 w/parent

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

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

 

Martin & Eliza Carthy

 

 

 

 



Trail-blazing  British traditional  dad and daughter 

Mon. April 6 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

It's nearly 50 years since Martin Carthy recorded his iconic, eponymous first album and more than 20 years since his daughter Eliza Carthy's recording debut. Throughout their respective careers both have toured and recorded with many others (Eliza shared the bill with her acclaimed mother, Norma Waterson, on their award-winning ‘Gift' album in 2010) but finally, this trail-blazing dad and daughter have made their first ever duo album, The Moral of the Elephant released in 2014.

Martin Carthy is widely regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of traditional music from the British Isles, as well as a highly influential guitarist. Martin has worked with a host of significant folk artists including Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick, The Albion Band, The Watersons and Brass Monkey, as well as maintaining a busy solo career. He still prefers to follow his insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position as one of folk music's great innovators. 

Eliza Carthy is the remarkable daughter of Martin and Norma, who sings in the rich Waterson women's style and is an outstanding fiddle player.  However, there is no doubt that she quickly established herself as an artist very much in her own right.  Eliza Carthy is not only a double Mercury Prize Award nominee and winner of a numerous BBC Folk Awards but she's also been nominated for a BBC Radio 3 World Music Award

Artist sites and sounds:   www.watersoncarthy.com and http://fliartists.com/artists/global-roots/martin-eliza-carthy/

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

 

Charlie Greene & Band plus Old Salt Union

 

 

 

 

 

 



Two great artists touring the USA happen through Santa Cruz County at same time.  Charlie's big pure Alt-Country / Americana voice meets Old Salt Union's ingenious slant to Bluegrass

Tue. April 14 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

CO-PRESENTED BY SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Charlie Greene & Band: Producer Ed Cherney (The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy) notes, “When I heard Charlie for the first time, my heart nearly leapt out of my chest. I was driving home late from working in the studio for 18 straight hours. I was tired and it would have taken a lot to get me excited about anything. Here was this big, pure voice coming out of the speakers in my car, singing songs that were brave in their honesty, framed by really sophisticated and compelling musical arrangements. Charlie's songs are totally unique in their lyrical and musical perspective. In other words, it's really cool music.”

Old Salt Union: Established in May of 2012, Old Salt Union recorded their debut album “Western Skies” in October of the same year. With the release of their second studio album, “Bridge”, in August of 2014, Old Salt Union tells a tale of transition. The two years that they have been together has shown that they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. They have made appearances at the John Hartford Memorial Festival, Wakarusa, LouFest, and Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Festival, sharing the stage with The Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Greensky Bluegrass, Ricky Skaggs, and more – and no ma'am, they ain't stopping yet.

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
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS


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

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

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


Laurence Juber

 



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

 

Mon. April 20 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.laurencejuber.com


The Naked Bootleggers plus Haunted Windchimes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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


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

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

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

Taarka plus Rushad Eggleston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

New Monsoon

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.newmonsoon.com

 

Locomotive Breath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

Sat. April 25 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

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

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

Sherry Austin with Henhouse plus
The Mystery Trees 7pm Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

Sun. April 26 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

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

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

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

 

Mikal Cronin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents 

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

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

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

 

Le Vent du Nord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

Della Mae

 

 

 

 



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

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

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

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

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

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

Who's Holdin' plus The Devil Himself

AN ARTISTREE
FIRST FRIDAY AFTER PARTY

 

 



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

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

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

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

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

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

Show Cancelled - Old Blind Dogs

 

 



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

Tue. May 12 at

 

Kris Delmhorst

 

 



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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

 

Spirit of 76 celebrating The Jerry Garcia Band

 



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

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

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

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

Scotts Valley High School Music Production

 

 

 

 


2pm Matinee

High School Songwriters Rock The House and Raise Funds

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

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

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

 

Houston Jones 7pm Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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


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

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

 

The Inciters plus Swamp Angel

 



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

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

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

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

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

Front Country plus The Down Beets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

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

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

 

Corinne West & The Bandits

 



Song tales of whisky poets & angels, cowgirls & bluebirds

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

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

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

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

PaPa'S BaG, "A James Brown Experience

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

Artist sties and sounds: https://www.facebook.com/pages/PaPaS-BaG-A-James-Brown-Experience/407248542750666  and  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0phsgeqqLQ&feature=youtu.be

Choro das 3 7PM concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Clive Carroll 7pm Concert

 



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

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

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

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

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