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Jim “Kimo” West Holiday Slack Key Show

with special guest Ken Emerson and enchanting Hula Dancers

 



 

 

Jim “Kimo” West is longtime guitar great for “Weird Al” Yankovic and an award winning Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist 

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

Jim “Kimo” West: Award-winning slack key guitarist, Jim “Kimo” West brings his Hawaiian Holiday Show to the Santa Cruz area for the first time. Best known as long-time guitarist for the world?s most successful musical comedy artist, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Kimo will be performing material from his two Na Hoku-nominated holiday slack key CD?s, “Ki Ho?alu Christmastime” and “Kimo?s Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas”.  

Ken Emerson: Ken plays both Hawaiian Slack Key and lap steel guitar and switches easily between them during his performance. He has developed his unique style through many musical genres. He has played his special blend of Blues/Jazz Hawaiian guitar for 40 years.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.jimkimowest.com and  www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/ken-emerson/

 

 

Santa is Real:  
A 1950's Christmas Spectacular
with The Carolyn Sills Combo

 

 

 

 

 


Thu. Dec. 18 at 7:30pm
     $15 adv./$15 door   seated <21 w/parent

Back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row, The Carolyn Sills  Combo presents SANTA IS REAL! Dust off your Christmas sweaters; this 1950's Christmas Spectacular is just the ticket to get you ready for the holidays. Swinging pop and country holiday favorites from the likes of Brenda Lee, Peggy Lee, Bob Wills, Elvis Presley, Loretta Lynn, Eartha Kitt, The Andrews Sisters and more, performed by top local players Gerard Egan (guitar), Jerry Logan (bass), Jimmy Norris (drums), Charlie Wallace (steel guitar) and Sunshine Jackson (vocals). With singer Carolyn Sills at the helm, this one of a kind show will surely get you and yours in the holiday  spirit. "Bassist Carolyn Sills and her guitarist husband, Gerard Egan – Santa Cruz's Les Paul and Mary Ford - crank out good stories, catchy love songs and creative chord progressions that will take listeners back to rockabilly vibes of the post-World-War-II era." - Good Times Magazine . "Carolyn Sills makes the West come alive with her stirring renditions of western swing, country blues, spaghetti westerns and more. –Monterey County Weekly

Artist sites and sounds: www.carolynsills.com

 

 

 

 

Moonalice

 

 

 

 

 



Fri. Dec. 19 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

House of Floyd The Pink Floyd Concert Experience

 



New Full Production Concert Extravaganza Every Time: a House of Floyd concert incorporates sound effects, screen projection, moving lights & state of the art laser show


Sat. Dec. 20 at 8pm
  $17 adv./$20 door  
seated <21 w/parent

The S.F. Bay Area’s HOUSE OF FLOYD performs the music of Pink Floyd, and has gained a strong following for their unique ability to enthuse both the hard-core fans of the early adventurous Floyd and those who enjoy the songs and soundscapes that later brought them widespread appeal. They capture the essence of each of the various Pink Floyd eras from the formative Syd Barrett days, through the 70’s and the final post-Waters era.    House of Floyd is a 7-piece band that includes 2 bookend multi-instrumentalists that double on saxophone, keyboards and guitar, and 2 excellent female background vocalists. House of Floyd has been performing in concert venues for over 10 years in the U.S. and abroad including a recent month long tour of India. In the Pink Floyd tradition, a HOUSE OF FLOYD concert incorporates sound effects, screen projection, moving lights & state of the art laser show.  The set lists on any given night might be from an actual Pink Floyd concert, or a custom HOUSE OF FLOYD mix. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.houseoffloyd.com


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

 

 

 

 



Fri. Dec. 26 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

 

Foreverland 

 

 

 

 

 



 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

Pre Pre Preeeee New Years Eve Bash

Sat. Dec. 27 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door
 Dance – ages 21 +

Foreveland is a 14-piece tribute to one of the most amazing entertainers in the world, Mr. Michael Jackson. 
Based in San Francisco, the group was formed in March of 2009 to honor Michael's musical genius and legendary showmanship. With four lead vocalists, four horns and a six-piece rhythm section, the ensemble is best described as a "Remarkable and Rocking Michael Jackson Revue." 

Rather than be limited by a MJ impersonator and pre-recorded backing tracks, the band's unique approach is to celebrate the larger than life performances, imagination and infectious spirit of this legendary artist. The result is a fabulous and thumping 14-piece show band that pays homage to MJ's undeniable talent and timeless dance music.  And as the band likes to say, "Don't Blame It On The Sunshine, Don't Blame It On The Moonlight, Don't Blame It On The Good Times, BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE!

Artist sites and sounds: www.foreverlandsf.com

Peppino D’Agostino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


Peppino D'Agostino has been hailed as a giant and a poet of the acoustic guitar


Sun. Dec. 28 at 7pm
$15 adv./$17 door seated <21 w/parent

A native of Italy, Peppino D'Agostino emerged on the musical scene in the late 1980's and helped redefine the boundaries of the acoustic guitar. His virtuosic technique, penchant for open tunings, and percussive effects are the basis of his unique compositional style which has been inspiring musicians and audiences alike for years. Add to that his natural warmth, playfulness, and broad musical tastes and you have the recipe for what he calls “minestrone music”. D'Agostino continues to evolve and grow in ways that would have been hard to predict when he was first showcasing his melodic yet emotionally intense style on the recordings Acoustic Spirit, Close to the Heart, and Every Step of the Way, which was named one of the top three acoustic guitar albums of all time by Acoustic Guitar magazine readers in 2008. The readers of Guitar Player voted him Best Acoustic Guitarist in 2007, and the following year in Acoustic Guitar's People's Choice Awards he won a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time for his 2002 release Every Step of The Way (tying with Leo Kottke, one of his prime inspirations).  

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

Le Boeuf + Ferber Brothers

 



Two sets of twins join force to make super innovative & musical jazz

Mon. Dec. 29 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

 

Le Boeuf Brothers: By fusing their firm jazz roots with a fresh and forward-thinking blend of indie-rock, classical, and electronica, the Le Boeuf Brothers have developed an energetic sound that is intelligent, hip, and relevant to today's audiences. Originally from Santa Cruz  identical twin brothers Remy & Pascal Le Boeuf—saxophone & piano respectively—moved to New York in 2004 where they established their prominent musical voices as performers and composers. They are best known for their innovative compositional projects, which span as broadly stylistically as they do collaboratively.

Ferber Brothers: Alan Ferber has been recognized as one of the leading trombonists of his generation in Down Beat magazine's International Critics' Poll and Readers' Poll. He has released five albums as a bandleader, all of which blur traditional boundaries through an intriguing mix of influences. The Wall Street Journal affectionately describes his music as “somehow both old school and cutting edge.” Drummer  brother Mark Ferber's  list of credits includes Anthony Wilson's Organ Trio and Nonet, Billy Child's Chamber Ensemble, Wadada Leo Smith, and Bob Sheppard. In New York he has worked with Lee Konitz, Don Byron, Fred Hersch, Norah Jones, Steve Swallow, Jack Wilkins, and his twin brother, Alan Ferber, among others. He is currently touring and recording with Ralph Alessi's group, 'This Against That', and Jonathan Kreisberg's Trio and Quintet.

Remy Le Boeuf - Alto Sax

Pascal Le Boeuf - Piano

Alan Ferber – Trombone

Mark Ferber – Drums

Noah Garabedian - Bass

Artist sites and sounds:   http://www.leboeufbrothers.com   and http://www.alanferber.com/


 

New Years Eve Celebration The Sun Kings 

 



A musically remarkable tribute to the Beatles

Wed. Dec. 31 at 9pm
 $40 adv./ $45 door 
Dance – ages 21 +

Complimentary Champagne At Midnight and Party Favors
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The Sun Kings ask one simple question: What if the Beatles had reunited in concert? For over a decade, the Sun Kings have been thrilling audiences throughout the Golden State with their uncanny channeling of the Beatles' music.

With a repertoire of over 100 songs, the Sun Kings shine with spot-on arrangements and vocal harmonies, delivered with a driving energy that recalls the earliest Beatle shows yet covers the entire history of the band. From clubs and festivals to concerts and live radio performance, the band has won over fan and skeptic alike with their obvious love of the music they play and delight in sharing it. You can expect to hear your favorite Beatles songs performed brilliantly, hits and album cuts as you've come to know and love them.  

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

Locomotive Breath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

Fri. Jan. 2 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

China Cats

 

 

 



 Grateful Dead Tribute

Sat. Jan 3 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

 

Bongo Love

 



Musicians of Zimbabwe -- Let's Dance Madly All Night Long

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

Bongo Love is growing.  They have added a female vocalist and a full drum set. Bongo Love, from Zimbabwe, have been playing together since 2001. "Afrocoustics",as they call their genre, is a fusion of guitar and traditional African acoustic instruments, the mbira (thumb piano from Zimbabwe), the marimba (Mozambique) the djembe/bongo (West Africa) and the congas. Bongo Love is a unique blend of Afrobeat fused with traditional Zimbabwean style music performed by musicians immersed in a globally influenced musical perspective. Their original songs and vibrant dances have captured audiences for nearly a decade making them one of Africa's most diverse bands.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.bongolovemuzik.com

Dave Stamey with Annie Lydon 

 



Cowboy Entertainer 

 

Thu. Jan 8 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door 
seated <21 w/parent

Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charley Russell of Western Music.”  Western Horseman Magazine  has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time.  In 2010 True West Magazine  named  him Best Living Western Solo Musician. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. 

He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter of the Year  by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award  from the Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. Dave is joined by cowgirl vocalist Annie Lydon. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.davestamey.com

Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men
plus Taylor Rae

 

 

 


 

 


#1 of two big nights rocking DQs!  Rock and roll in the most classic  sense, melodic, rootsy and heartfelt

Fri. Jan 9 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door ALL STANDING ages 21 +

Coffis Brothers : The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are five young men from the Santa Cruz Mountains that have been playing around the Bay Area and beyond since 2010. The band consists of Jamie Coffis (Vocals, Keyboard, ) Kellen Coffis (Vocals, guitar,) Kyle Poppen (Guitar,) Aidan Collins (Bass,) and Henry Chadwick (Drums.) They play a style of music that is rock and roll in the most classic sense, melodic, rootsy and heartfelt. The songwriting duo of Jamie and Kellen show an obvious love for a bygone era of music and for groups like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Neil Young and The Beatles as well as a sense of maturity and experience beyond their years.

Taylor Rae: Soul & Roll. Taylor grew up in the San Lorenzo Valley and is coming home to rock these hills.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.coffisbrothers.com and http://taylorraemusic.bandcamp.com

 

Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men
plus McCoy Tyler Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



#2 of two big nights rocking DQs!  Rock and roll in the most classic sense, melodic, rootsy and heartfelt meets traditional folk, bluegrass, old-school country, blues, and more

Sat. Jan. 10 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door ALL STANDING ages 21 +

Coffis Brothers: The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are five young men from the Santa Cruz Mountains that have been playing around the Bay Area and beyond since 2010. The band consists of Jamie Coffis (Vocals, Keyboard, ) Kellen Coffis (Vocals, guitar,) Kyle Poppen (Guitar,) Aidan Collins (Bass,) and Henry Chadwick (Drums.) They play a style of music that is rock and roll in the most classic sense, melodic, rootsy and heartfelt. The songwriting duo of Jamie and Kellen show an obvious love for a bygone era of music and for groups like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Neil Young and The Beatles as well as a sense of maturity and experience beyond their years.

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 most intriguing up and coming bands in the Bay Area and beyond.

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

 

The Outta Sites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Rock & Roll Dance Party w/ members of Los Straitjackets and Go Go Dancers

Sun. Jan. 11 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

In your mind's eye, picture being in Hollywood, 1964-65, nearly any night of the week. The period just before the riots on Sunset Strip, before the Summer of Love. A hot, smoky nightclub full of sharply dressed beautiful people – studio moguls, TV stars, young starlets before they became award-winning actresses, the usual hangers-on. And up on the stage, four guys in sharkskin suits – or is it natty blazers and turtlenecks? –wailing away for hours and delighting clubgoers with a slice of the British Invasion.  No, wait – that's 2013. At a club near you, wherever you are. It's The Outta Sites – four guys from Los Angeles whose thrilling new debut album, Shake All Night with The Outta Sites , drive home a brash, dynamic, swinging, infectious sound. One potential hit after another: “Shake All Night,” “One Track Mind,” “Jezebel,” “What a Girl Can't Do,” “Is It True,” “Martian Jive,” and on and on through a 14-song workout. Groovy grooves and beaty beats. Half a century later, it's the now sound all over again. The album was produced by lead singer/guitarist Chris “Sugarballs” Sprague and drummer Pete Curry – who, from time to time, are those masked men playing drums and bass, with the world-renowned instrumental combo Los Straitjackets, who have appeared many times on the "Conan O'Brien Show.

Artist sites and sounds: www.theouttasites.com

 

South Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Authentic Americana and Rock and Roll -- rising stars from DC. They have played Kennedy Center and are on their way to play for you

Mon. Jan. 12 at 7:30pm
$8 adv./$10 door   seated <21 w/parent

South Rail: Some voices were just meant for each other.  Jay Byrd and Lara Supan, with drummer Ben Potok, blend to make South Rail's sound undoubtedly their own.  Robust harmonies backed by solid songwriting and musicianship defines the band's original music, steeped in a fusion of authentic Americana and Rock and Roll. The band's latest EP titled “Stars” is produced by Don Was (currently the president of Blue Note Records) and was released on May 6, 2014. South Rail has built their reputation on the quality of their live performance, which is captured on Stars.  Since their formation South Rail's fan base has been growing exponentially, presenting them with opportunities such as performing at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Arts, and various festivals alongside other nationally recognized acts.  

Artist sites and sounds:   www.southrailband.com

feature article / video from No Depression Magazine at: http://nodepression.com/album-review/americana-dc-stars-south-rail

Muriel Anderson 

 

 



Acoustic Guitar Entertainer--   “Just one hell of a great player ” Les Paul

Wed.  Jan. 14 at 7:30pm
$16 adv. / $19 door seated <21 w/parent

One of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. An engaging performer, her obvious joy of music, humor, and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide. She has recorded with country legend Chet Atkins, performed in New York with Les Paul, across the globe solo, in ensemble and with orchestras. She is host and founder of Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night®, the premiere live music event for over 20 years at the semi-annual NAMM music trade shows, and also the founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity.  She is a prolific composer of music on guitar and harp guitar. Her new double CD “Nightlight Daylight” has won ten national awards.

“Muriel Anderson is a good friend and a great guitarist.  She deserves national recognition.”  Chet Atkins

“Just one hell of a great player -- a great personality and what I like is the touch that Muriel has on the guitar, the way she plays it like we all wish to play.” Les Paul

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

 

Roy Zimmerman

 

 



Riveting satire in song. What a night of entertainment.  "You're brilliant. Just brilliant!" --  Terry Jones, Monty Python

Thu. Jan. 15 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$18 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Roy Zimmerman sings satirical songs - original songs about class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence,  Republicans (a lot of songs about Republicans), ignorance, war and greed. There's a decidedly Lefty slant to his lyrics. "We used to have a name for Right Wing satire," he says. "We called it 'cruelty.'"  

The Los Angeles Times says, "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day  Tom Lehrer." 

Tom Lehrer himself says , "I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don't just 'rhyne.'" J

Joni Mitchell says , "Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection." 

In twelve albums over twenty years and on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Social Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. And everywhere Zimmerman goes, the Starving Ear goes with him. The Starving Ear is Zimmerman's homage to San Francisco's legendary nightclub the hungry i . In the late 50's and early 60's the hungry i was a flashpoint for such talents as Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, Phyllis Diller, Maya Angelou, the Kingston Trio, and a melting pot of music, comedy and social message.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.royzimmerman.com


Jerry Miller Band with Terry Haggerty and Terry Hiatt

 



Three Monster Guitar Attack:  Jerry (Moby Grape) and Terry Haggerty (Sons Of Chaplin) and firebrand Terry Hiatt rock the rafters  tonight

Fri. Jan. 16  at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Jerry Miller  was lead guitarist for the legendary rock band Moby Grape which was recently featured prominently in the 40th Anniversary Edition of Rolling Stone Magazine. Eric Clapton called him the best guitar player in the world when he came to America in the 60's. Jerry was included in Rolling Stone Magazine's The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.  His band features Keith Graves on bass and Fuzzy John Oxendine on drums.  The Moby Grape hit Hey Grandma co-written by Jerry appears in the Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn movie “The Interpreter”  Terry Haggerty  Joel Selvin of The SF Chronicle writes: Guitarist Terry Haggerty is buried treasure. As guitarist with the Sons of Champlin, Haggerty was always accorded the full respect of his peers on the '60s San Francisco rock scene like Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Carlos Santana. He has been known -- throughout the world -- among guitar cognoscenti via the handful of recordings he made over the two decades of the Sons' existence.  

Terry Hiatt brings fire to every genre he plays: blue, rock, funk, Americana and more

Artist sites and sounds: https://myspace.com/mobygrapesjerrymiller and www.terryhaggerty.com and   www.terryhiattguitars.com

 

Sean Watkins  7pm Concert

plus Lauren Shera

 

 

 

 

 


Nickel Creek  Founding member--guitarist and vocalist brings you his new CD and concert experience

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Sun. Jan.  18 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door   seated <21 w/parent

Sean Watkins co-founded Nickel Creek when he was just 12 years old, kickstarting a career that's taken him from the stage of the Grammy Awards to the top of the bluegrass charts. Along the way, he's become an award-winning guitarist, a singer/songwriter and a member of several different bands, not to mention one of the early pioneers of a genre now known across the world as Americana. Now, after 25 years of being either a band member of sideman, Watkins is throwing his full weight behind a new solo album, All I Do Is Lie, and fronting his own band.  He began recording All I Do Is Lie that summer, rolling the influences and experiences of his past 10 years into a new batch of self-penned songs. Released in 2014 by Roaring Girl Records, it's a roots album that straddles the line between multiple genres, proof that Watkins' own influences are just as wide-ranging as his resume.

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

Buy Tickets now at: http://seanwatkins-donquixotes.eventbrite.com

 

Goodnight Moonshine with Molly Venter
 
(of  Red Molly)
plus The Fintztones

 

 

 



"HER VOICE IS LIKE AN UNBELIEVABLE BURGUNDY; MANY NOTES, FLAVORS, FRAGRANCES, AND IT ALL GOES DOWN LIKE SILK."    -AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE 

 

Mon. Jan 19 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Goodnight Moonshine is a collaboration of songwriters Molly Venter of the chart-topping Americana group Red Molly, and Eben Pariser of the explosive Brooklyn quintet Roosevelt Dime. Steeped in the 90's alternative music of their youth, Goodnight Moonshine plays modern folk music with brazen vocals and roots & blues guitar. Imagery-rich stories and bold melodies create a sound that is both celebratory and mournful, reminding the listener of what it felt like to fall in love with a band for the first time. 

The Fintztones: The Fintztones are a versatile blend of folk, shuffle, blues, rock, jazz, and reggae, led by soaring 3-part harmonies, guitars, bass, and sax. The Fintztones consist of Gene on guitar and vocals, Gene's daughter Alia on bass, sax, and vocals, and Wade on guitar and vocals.

Artist sites and sounds: www.goodnightmoonshine.com and www.reverbnation.com/thefintztones

Timothy James Presents:
THE SUBTLE ART OF LYING Magic & Illusion

 

 

 

 

 

 



Join us for an evening of logic defying entertainment!

Thu. Jan 22 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Timothy James has a knack for defying logic.  For over 15 years he has been entertaining audiences at venues across the country with his visual and highly interactive one man show. Bowling balls appear from nowhere, drawings come to life, and audience members come together to predict the future!  He even teaches the audience one of the secrets of magic, taking them step by step through the trick…and still manages to fool everyone! He's performed for fortune 500 companies, cruise ships, comedy clubs, and performing art centers across the country.  He's also entertained celebrities such as Oscar winning actress Geena Davis, movie star Shia LeBeof, Journey Bass Guitarist Ross Valory, and the Oakland A's.  He is the winner of numerous awards for sleight of hand and variety entertainment including the Lance Burton Award of Excellence from the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas. Join us for an evening of logic defying entertainment!

Artist sites and sounds:   www.timothyjamesproductions.com and Facebook.com/TimothyJamesIllusionist

 

Stan Ridgway & Band "Songs & Stories"  

 



Wall Of Voodoo frontman rocks the house

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

"Ridgway's post-Wall of Voodoo output has, if anything, cemented his neo-noir rep as one of American music's greatest storytellers, the wild and wily Steinbeck of sad whiskey railroads and rusted, ramshackle American dreams." Austin Chronicle. "Stan Ridgway is equal parts Raymond Chandler and John Huston, Johnny Cash and Rod Serling." NME "Probably the most compelling portrait of American social life to appear on a rock 'n' roll record since Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska." Art Forum

It's been a long and influential road for the songwriter/guitarist and original Wall Of Voodoo vocalist, whose song Mexican Radio is a classic.. His darkly humorous, and richly cinematic musical tales of the ironies inside the American Dream have been compared to other classic songwriting iconoclasts like Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash and even hard boiled mystery writers like Raymond Chandler and Jim Thompson, as well as twisted film makers like David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino. The San Francisco Chronicle said, "He conjures "Burroughs, Bukowski and Brecht," while LA Weekly has called him "the Nathaniel West of rock."

Artist sites and sounds:    www.stanridgway.com

 

Will Kimbrough & Brigitte DeMeyer

 

 

 



Will, Super Songwriter Legend and Americana instrumentalist of the year with Brigitte, Poetry laden with southern groove that transports to another place and time

Wed. Jan. 28 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Will Kimbrough's songs have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and others, Kimbrough's multidisciplinary approach has led to many desirable collaborations with well-known artists, including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider and Mavis Staples. Kimbrough was recognized in 2004 as the Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association – an award that had previously been awarded three years in a row to Dobro ace Jerry Douglas.

Brigitte DeMeyer's new CD, Savannah Road intermingles acoustic steel and slide guitar, fingerpicking, gospel-tinged vocals and literary imagery. DeMeyer writes songs as weavers thread tapestries. Poetry laden with southern groove, her music transports to another place and time. A self-produced collection of 13 songs written mostly by DeMeyer and frequent collaborator and string-master Will Kimbrough

Artist sites and sounds:  http://willkimbrough.com and http://brigittedemeyer.com

 

Artist sites and sounds:  http://willkimbrough.com and http://brigittedemeyer.com

 

Adrian Legg

 



"Guitarist of the Decade" Guitarist Magazine.

Thu. Jan 29 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

"There are guitarists, there are axe-wielding maniacs, and then there are wizards. Adrian Legg is one of the wizards. He has enough technique to do just about anything he wants, but also the sensitivity to honour the contours of a melody." –Philadelphia Enquirer. "To say Legg plays a good guitar is like saying Menuhin saws a fine fiddle. This man is ridiculously talented."?-Music Week. Voted "Guitarist of the Decade" by Guitarist magazine.?Guitar Player's Reader's Poll Winner for Best Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist of the year four times. He also possesses a very clever wit and a knack for a good story.

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


Willie Watson

 

 

 



Formerly Of Old Crow Medicine Show debuts his solo album, Folk Singer Vol. 1, produced by David Rawlings 


Fri. Jan. 30 at 9pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson steps on stage with a quiet gravitas. But, when he opens his mouth and lets out that high lonesome vocal, you can hear him loud and clear. Acony Records is proud to announce the debut solo album from Willie Watson, Folk Singer Vol. 1, out now and available everywhere. Produced by David Rawlings, the album features ten songs, from folk standards to obscure gems. A few years down that road, Watson's work with Old Crow is already a large part of the reason that banjo and guitar driven music is heard everywhere in the air these days. On Folk Singer, we find Willie defending his musical turf. A true solo album in every sense, Watson is now center-stage, armed with an acoustic guitar, banjo and the occasional mouth harp. Indeed, hearing Watson's skillful and subtle banjo and guitar accompaniments and soaring vocals unadorned for the first time is a revelation. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.williewatson.com

 

Aja Vu plays Steely Dan
Stealin' Chicago plays Chicago

 

 

 

 

 

 



 One Great band plays tribute to two legendary rock bands -- get ready to dance all night 


Sat. Jan. 31 at at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

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

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

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

 

Stray Birds plus Johah Tolchin

 

 

 



The Stray Birds are known for their songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and gorgeous three-part harmony singing and Johah for  old blues and American folk, filled with refreshing exuberance


Wed. Feb. 4 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

Stray Birds: The Stray Birds - Maya de Vitry (vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitar, resonator, fiddle), and Charles Muench (vocals, bass)—whose “playing is gorgeous, the harmonies exquisite” (WXPN The Key) made their Yep Roc Records label debut October 21 with the release of their second full-length studio album, Best Medicine. Following the band's 2012 highly praised self-titled release, which NPR Music named Top 10 Folk/Americana album.  Formed in Lancaster, PA, the classically trained and roots music-raised trio has spent the last several years honing their sound and touring extensively, including live performances on NPR's Mountain Stage, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

Johah Tolchin : Jonah Tolchin's Yep Roc debut album Clover Lane will be released this summer, and Tolchin will be back on the road, touring with Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin, Joseph Arthur, Christopher Paul Stelling, and other artists. This follows recent appearances with Tom Paxton, Chris Smither, Rickie Lee Jones, Deer Tick, Burton Cummings, and Tony Joe White. Tolchin has also appeared at SXSW Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, the Newport Folk Festival, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival . “The entire album is a flawless, well-executed remembrance and tribute to old blues and American folk, filled with refreshing exuberance.”- FTwelve Music

Artist sites and sounds:   www.thestraybirds.com and   www.jonahtolchin.com

Tempest plus Jann Klos



Celebrating 25 years of Celtic and World Rock

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

Tempest : Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 25 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release fifteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member. Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals including The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Denmark's Skagen Festival, Britain's Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is also a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals.

Jann Klose : Born in Germany, raised in Kenya, South Africa and the Midwest, Jann now lives in New York City when he's not on the road in North America, Europe or Asia. His new album, MOSAIC is on over 90 radio stations worldwide. He won four 2014 Independent Music Awards, one for his cover of Tim Buckley's "Song To The Siren." Jann sings Tim's parts in the movie GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (Focus/Tribeca/Universal).   Jann and two of his songs are featured in the award-winning Australian feature documentary, A VENUE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD .

Artist sites and sounds:   www.tempestmusic.com and www.jannklose.com

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

Tempest : Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 25 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release fifteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member. Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals including The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Denmark's Skagen Festival, Britain's Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is also a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals.

Jann Klose : Born in Germany, raised in Kenya, South Africa and the Midwest, Jann now lives in New York City when he's not on the road in North America, Europe or Asia. His new album, MOSAIC is on over 90 radio stations worldwide. He won four 2014 Independent Music Awards, one for his cover of Tim Buckley's "Song To The Siren." Jann sings Tim's parts in the movie GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (Focus/Tribeca/Universal).   Jann and two of his songs are featured in the award-winning Australian feature documentary, A VENUE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD .

Artist sites and sounds:   www.tempestmusic.com and www.jannklose.com

 

Celtic Fiddle Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



“Romancing the Strings” Valentine's Night Special

Sat. Feb. 14  at 8pm
$20 adv./$22 door  seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

Celtic Fiddle Festival is Kevin Burke (Ireland) • Christian Lemaître (Brittany) • André Brunet (Québec) • Nicolas Quemener (Brittany, France). Called “three of the finest folk violinists anywhere” by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and André Brunet (Quebec, Canada) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. Accompanying them is Nicolas Quemener, (Brittany, France) a master open-tuning guitarist.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.celticfiddlefestival.com

Three Women & The Truth
starring Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson,
Gretchen Peters

 

 

 



Thu. Feb. 19 at 7:30pm
$22 adv./$25 door   seated <21 w/parent

Three women, three guitars and the words, music, and hard-won wisdom from three lifetimes spent in pursuit of the song. Three Women and The Truth is a trio of accomplished, richly talented, award-winning female songwriters whose songs cut through the murky layers of life's complexities and bring clarity to many of the challenges we all long to make sense of. 

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. 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, XM Radio, and on Air America Radio.

Mary Gauthier is a singer songwriter who the Associated Press named one of the best songwriters of her generation. She's been praised by both Dylan and Waits, and has had her songs recorded by dozens of artists, including Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Candi Staton. Her songs have been used in film and television, most recently on the ABC hit show Nashville, HBO's Banshee, and Masterpiece Theater's Case Histories. She was awarded New Artist of the year by The Americana Music Association in 2005, and has released six studio albums.

Gretchen Peters:  Twice Grammy-nominated and CMA Song Of The Year winner for the groundbreaking Independence Day (Martina McBride), Gretchen Peters has cut her own artistic path, touring continually in both North America and the UK and Europe, and releasing nine critically acclaimed albums on the way. Born in New York and raised in Colorado, the 25 year Nashville resident has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, and Bryan Adams .

Artist sites and sounds:  http://elizagilkyson.com and   www.marygauthier.com and   www.gretchenpeters.com


 

Helm plays for Persephone
and Helene & Bellydance International

 

 

 

 

 



Helm, back from touring London, Rome, Lima, Istanbul, and the island of La Reunion, brings to our stage the eclectic texture of the Middle East and beyond

Thu. Feb. 26 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Helm:   Since their beginnings in the early 1990's Helm has been continually expanding their repertoire, from original compositions, which have become classics in the world of Tribal Bellydance, to traditional music from throughout the Mediterranean world. Based in Marin County Helm has been touring internationally, most recently in London, Rome, Lima, Istanbul, and the island of La Reunion. In addition to their 8 albums Helm have provided sound for both film and television productions. With Ling Shien on Arabic woodwinds, and accordian and vocals, and with Mark Bell and David Two Hawk on percussion, Helm brings to the stage the eclectic texture of the Middle East and beyond.

Bellydance International with Helene features local American Tribal Style favorites Persephone , along with an array of dance stars in The Sisters of the Desert Sky, Satinka, and Dancers of the Crescent Moon , plus stunning soloists: Chelsie, Isadorah, Sese, and Amber Dratz . Helene was a recipient of the Gail Rich Award in 2002 for her significant contribution to the Arts in Santa Cruz County and has been producing live music and dance events, performing for over 25 years .

Artist sites and sounds: www.helmmuseeka@earthlink.net and www.persephonedance.com and www.mountainartcenter.org


Big Mountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Big Mountain in concert is the most exciting Reggae concerts in the world.

Feb. 28 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Big Mountain is one of the top Reggae bands of all times, with there mega smash "Baby I Love Your Way" which has remained second to Bob Marley as the most played Reggae artist on radio throughout the entire history of music. Big Mountain in concert is the most exciting Reggae concerts in the world.  San Diego's Big Mountain formed in 1986 and has grown to be the Reggae band that holds the international crown as the King of Reggae. Lead singer Quino has one of the most recognized voices in Reggae and pop music. In 1994 the band released the Reggae version of Peter Frampton's song ''Baby I Love Your Way''. Over the course of the next 19 years Big Mountain toured hundreds of cities in more than 30 countries and sold more than 2 million albums and 6 million singles before taking a break from the touring life. Big Mountain reunited and in 2014 started releasing new singles such as ''Calling You Out'', ''Gimme The Kushumpeng'' and ''Seven Days''. 

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

Nicholas David   7pm Concert 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Nicholas was most recently a finalist, and a fan favorite, as a member of team CeeLo on NBC's Season 3 of The Voice

 

Sun. March 1 7pm
$15 adv./$18 door  Dance – ages 21 +

PRESENTED BY SBL ENTERTAINMENT

Alternative Soul music from the heart- for the heart. Nicholas David Mrozinski is a vibrant, dynamic, and multi-talented singer/songwriter/pianist from Saint Paul, MN. For more than a decade, Nicholas has been making music that has been connecting with people, all around the world, on a deeply human level. Nicholas was most recently a finalist, and a fan favorite, as a member of team CeeLo on NBC's Season 3 of The Voice. Nicholas' music is fully integrated, incorporating many schools of music and thought. His powerful voice, enriching lyrics, and liquid piano playing truly set him apart and are the reason Skope Magazine calls him “an authentic artist of this millennium.” His one-of-a-kind sound is passionate, captivating, intelligent, diverse, genuine, fresh, and he truly ‘feels' it. It's no wonder why his thriving Twin Cities music scene affectionately refers to him as “the feelin”. With 5 studio albums, national radio play, amazing reviews, many great charity & collaborative efforts under his belt (all prior to his amazing run on The Voice) Nicholas has just released a new 4-song EP on iTunes featuring his single “Say Goodbye.”  

Artist sites and sounds:   Nicholas:  www.thefeelin.com

Buy Tickets now at  http://ticketf.ly/1FRKWXh

 

Goiste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

  from Limerick, Ireland , Contagiously energetic Irish Music

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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

Pierre Bensusan

 



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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.pierrebensusan.com

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

 

 

 

 


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

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

Andy Zenczak ~ Producer, Gadgetbox Studios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Chris Webster & Nina Gerber

 



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

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


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

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

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


Old Blind Dogs

 

 



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

Tue. May 12 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$22 door  seated <21 w/parent
$18 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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

 

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

Chuck Wagon and The Wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.chuckmaultsby.net

 

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