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Mimi Fox


 

 



An evening of guitar magic with virtuoso Mimi Fox

Wed. April 23 at 7:30pm
$18 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

This eclectic show features Mimi Fox performing a wide spectrum of music from The Beatles to Cole Porter, from Wes Montgomery to Woodie Guthrie--all performed with Mimi's signature lightning fast playing and passion!  ‘Guitarist Extraordinaire Mimi Fox presented a stunning set of music that kept the audience riveted from the opening blues excursion to her immaculately delivered solo'  Kennedy Center review.

World renowned guitarist/recording artist/composer Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat magazine international critics poll. She has headlined the most prestigious venues from the Newport Folk Festival to the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Artist sties and sounds: www.mimifoxjazzguitar.com

 

 

 

 

China Cats

 

 

 



Grateful Dead Tribute 

Fri. April 25 at 8:30pm
$10 adv./$12 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




Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers

plus Mark Mooney

 


WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

 

 


Seattle Weekly dubbed her
"Our Own Emmylou"

Sat. April 26 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door dance ages 21 +

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

 

Whether nailing an upbeat honky-tonk tune or a slow, sad story-song, Zoe Muth's music is so honest and familiar, you'll wonder why you haven't heard it yet. Her self-titled, self-released debut won attention not only from her hometown (Seattle Weekly dubbed her "our own Emmylou"; tastemaker blog Sound on the Sound called her "without doubt, one of the finest songwriters in Seattle") it also earned praise from the worldwide press.

The record landed on No Depression's annual Reader's Poll as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2009, while Modern Acoustic magazine called her 2010's "New Artist of the Year." On its follow-up, Starlight Hotel (produced by Muth and Martin Feveyear at Seattle's Jupiter Studios), you can almost feel the wheels turning under the pickup truck. Picture an old country road, flat land on either side and a whole lot of nothing out the window. The mood of the music – and Muth's narrative lyrics – captures a stark honesty that recalls some of the finest country classics . 

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

Mark Mooney: Mark's songs explore the richness of living: the challenges, setbacks and triumphs. Although Mark loves a concert stage, he especially enjoys a club setting where he can connect more intimately with his audience. Gregarious and self-effacing, Mark engages the listener not only during songs but between songs as well with a few good belly-laughs.

Artist sites and sound s: http://zoemuth.com and   www.sonicbids.com/band/markmooney/

 

 

Parker Millsap 7pm Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Imagine Howlin Wolf
meets Lyle Lovett

Sun. April 27 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Influenced by the dust-bowl neutrality of John Steinbeck, Millsap's memorable creations include the self-made church-on-wheels minister in “Truck Stop Gospel,” the questioning believer of “When I Leave,” the meth cooks in “Quite Contrary” and the gambler who spends all his money buying lottery tickets in “Yosemite.”

Filled equally with ghosts and guilt, as well as an objectivity that invites listeners to paint themselves in each picture, Millsap's songs teeter on the fine line between gospel and the blues, sin and redemption, God and the devil, heaven and hell… from the pulpit to the back pew.  In songs like the blues-driven “Quite Contrary” (with a Millsap harp solo right out of the Yardbirds) and “At the Bar (Emerald City Blues),” Parker ponders what might become of well-known nursery rhyme figures and Wizard of Oz characters, imagining Mary, Mary as a street hooker with Little Jack Horner as her pimp or the Tin Man, “looking to find a piece of yourself/That's been left behind.”

Artist sites and sounds: www.parkermillsap.com and check out this video http://youtu.be/nPW6WyxeqKU

And a video of Parker playing with Devil Makes Three and more stars on eTown:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_NiXL3jdlQ

Meridian Band,

Bellysema,
& Bellydance International with Helene

 

 



Meridian Band plays the classics
from Egypt, Turkey, Greece
and Champion Bellydancers

Thu. May 1 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$18 door seated <21 w/parent

 

 

Helene is proud to present an evening of Mediterranean music by Meridian Band featuring Bellysema who was awarded Family Duet Champions of The Bellydancer of the Universe Contest 2013 in Long Beach, California. Lana founded Bellysema in 2007 and is also a dance teacher and professional artist, muralist, and couture costume designer. Her daughter Masha is a multi-award winning dance performer and instructor based in San Francisco. 

This special show also features performances by local Bellydance teachers  Sese Geddes, Siwa Al Isis, Janelle Rodriguez, and Helene and the Sisters of the Desert Sky Dance Company, plus open-floor dancing. Meridian Band plays the classics from Egypt, Turkey, Greece and other countries at the top festivals in Redwood City, Santa Clara and San Jose. Mike Fair plays doumbec and riq, Richard Robbins plays tabla beledi, cymbal and riq, Leelane Hines plays electric violin, and Marty Coyne sings and plays oud.

Helene is director of Bellydance International and has been teaching, promoting and performing dance for over 25 years. She was recipient of the Gail Rich Awards in 2002 for her significant contribution to the arts in Santa Cruz County. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.meridianmajor.com and www.bellysema.com and www.masharaqs.com and Helene at www.mountanartcenter.org






Spirit of ’76

Plus Something Else

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Recreating The Grateful Dead Late 1970's
Era Concerts

BREADBOX PRESENTS

 

Fri. May 2  at 8:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door dance ages 21 +

Spirit of '76 is a collection of talented musicians from the Grateful Dead community performing Grateful Dead music in the spirit of the Dead's late 70's era.  This shows cast features Jerry Brown and Bret Bailey from Shady Groove, Mark Corsalini on drums (previously of JGB), and from the China Cats: Roger Sideman, Steve Sofranko, and Matt Hartle.

Something Else , is remembered as the 'Party Like a Rockstar' band who brought many good times & jams to the mountains, as well as Santa Cruz, & beyond. They are Peter Catizone on guitar, Rob Jenkins on guitar, Jeremiah Jones on bass, Mike Syracuse on drums as well as special guests. Come on out to visit old friends and celebrate good times.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/gratefuldeadspirit76 and Facebook event site at  www.facebook.com/events/1483203661894751/ and Something Else at  www.macroware.org

Foreverland

 

 

 





14 Piece
Tribute to Michael Jackson

Sat. May 3 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

The Perfect Gentlemen

2pm Matinee



Vocal variety show --
the perfect blend of
harmony and humor

Sun. May 4 at 2pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

The Perfect Gentlemen has been providing the perfect blend of harmony and humor in a family friendly show that harkens back to the days of Vaudeville for the last 15 years. Preserving America's great vocal sounds from a time when music was music, The Perfect Gentlemen recreate the close harmonies of such legendary groups as The Ink Spots and the Pied Pipers, while including the era's great comic songs made famous by the likes of Louis Jordan and The Hoosier Hotshots. The Perfect Gentlemen are the winners of the 2002 National A Cappella competition, the Harmony Sweepstakes. 

While the group won this a cappella competition, the act has evolved into a vocal variety show with four voices, tenor guitar, and ukulele.  In addition, the group also plays a rare instrument from the days of the traveling Chautauqua circuits: the Deagan organ chimes, "universally conceded as being the greatest novelty instrument ever invented" by the company that made them, J.C. Deagan Musical Bells, Inc.   YES-- an A Cappella Band that plays instruments—go figure. Artist sites and sounds: www.theperfectgentlemen.us and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh43k0atUzM

Bubbeleh plus Marc Atksinson Trio

7pm Concert

 

 


Jewish Shark Attack meets Sizzling Gypsy Jazz

Sun. May 4 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Bubbeleh fearlessly (and shamelessly) invents intersections between traditional Jewish folk music and whatever else they want--mixing bulgars and horas with blistering odd meter grooves and improvisation. A motley group of nice Jewish(ish) kids that are your nana's worst nightmare. Freddy Kruger with Payos--a.k.a The Jewish Shark Attack.

Marc Atksinson Trio: Marc Atkinson is one of Canada's finest JUNO-nominated, Western Canadian award-winning musicians. He is the leader and composer of the internationally renowned Marc Atkinson Trio (and co-founder, composer and performer in the acclaimed, The Bills). The music of this virtuosic group is melodically captivating, sensually charged and ferociously, technically awe-inspiring. Artist sties and sounds: www.jewishsharkattack.com and www.marcatkinson.com

 

 

Brooks Robertson & John Standefer
plus Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice

 

 

 

 

 

 


An Extraordinary Evening of Acoustic Guitar Artistry

Tue. May 6 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Brooks Robertson & John Standefer:  This is what Tommy Emmanuel says about these guys: “Take a listen to Brooks and John! Their playing weaves magic, surprises the ear, lifts the heart and takes the listener to a better place. I've known these guys for a long time and I have witnessed their maturity as players, arrangers--now recording artists. Great work Gentlemen, Bravo!”

The protege of Buster B. Jones, Brooks Robertson wowed guitar fans even as a child. At age 14 he appeared on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion", where he won first place in a talent competition for 12-20 year olds. In 2010 he won 1st place in the country category and 2nd place overall in the "Yamaha Six String Theory Guitar Competition" in Los Angeles (judged by Steve Lukather and Lee Ritenour, among others). John Standefer is the winner of the 2002 National Fingerstyle Guitar Contest and open division winner of the 2004 International Home of the Legends Competition, veteran guitarist John Standefer is a true master of fingerstyle guitar. The contrast of Brooks' lightening quick licks and John's beautiful, smooth playing is only the beginning of the infectious magic.

Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice: Steve's rich amalgam of traditional bluegrass, blues and old-time country music, along with an enormous repertoire speak to a lifetime immersed in playing, building and teaching acoustic guitar. His mastery of American Roots guitar styles and heartfelt vocals always make for a compelling performance. He is joined by music soulmate, picker and singer Charlie Rice.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.brooksandjohn.com

Iain Matthews

 

 

 

 


Of Fairport Convention

Thu. May 8 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

While probably best remembered in the United States for his 1978 smash “Shake It” (#13 Billboard Pop Singles), Iain Matthews has been a worldwide music icon for more than 45 years. Whether as a founding member of Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort (who hit #23 with their cover of Joni Mitchell's “Woodstock” in 1971), Plainsong or as a solo artist, Matthews has taken listeners on a journey with each recording.

Welcome to The Art of Obscurity, Iain Matthews' first new release in his staggering fifth decade of recording and performing music, and his first American album in 15 years. Recorded in his adopted home of Austin, Texas with producer Bradley Kopp (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Tish Hinajosa), this 12 track release highlights Matthews' knack for acoustic folk with jazzy undertones—capped off by his rich singing voice and reflective and insightful lyrics. The Art of Obscurity was be released in the U.S. January 28, 2014 by LA-based Omnivore records. In support of the album, Matthews will be embarking on his first West Coast tour in more than a decade.  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.iainmatthews.nl and  www.laestrellagroup.com/clients/iain-mathews/

 

 

Big Bang Beat

 

 

 

 

 

 



Ultimate Girl Band 
Motown, Soul, Dance Party

Fri. May 9 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

BIG BANG BEAT! is a hard-rocking Motown & Soul Review featuring the favorites of the '60s Motown sound and the fabulous funk of the '70s as well as dance hits from the '80s, '90s and today.

They are fronted by 3 dazzling female singers—dressed to kill—plus a 3-piece horn section, and zany, non-stop energy that since 1986 has made this highly acclaimed band a virtual fixture at showcase clubs throughout the USA and around the globe. The critics have called BIG BANG BEAT! a "surrealistic soul sensation," and "a band that can transform a soul classic like Jr. Walker and the All Stars' Shotgun into a near-religious experience."

Event producers have called the group "The very best party band in America, bar none. On a scale from 1 to 10: a 12." Several members of the band are veterans of the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. Other members of the group have played with the likes of Huey Lewis & The News, Bonnie Raitt, The Whispers and Boz Scaggs. Big Bang Beat has been a frequent headliner at clubs throughout California and Nevada, and have performed as far away as  Switzerland, Hawaii, Malaysia, Canary Islands, Istanbul, Acapulco, and the Caribbean.  

Artist sites and sounds” http://bigbangbeat.net

HOUSE OF FLOYD

 



A Full Production
Evening of Pink Floyd 

Sat. May 10 at 8pm
 $15 adv./$18 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.   In the Pink Floyd tradition, a HOUSE OF FLOYD concert incorporates sound effects, 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, but always includes rarely heard live arrangements used by Pink Floyd in concert – as well as the occasional obscure pieces that never made it to vinyl and were heretofore unknown to all but the serious collectors. HOUSE OF FLOYD affords the opportunity for those who never saw Pink Floyd to “get” what made those shows so extraordinary. Those who were fortunate enough to have seen Pink Floyd in concert, get the chance to experience it again albeit by a pretty exciting “surrogate band.” 

Artist sites and sounds: www.houseoffloyd.com

David Francey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Scottish-born Canadian carpenter -turned -songwriter.
 “one of Canada's most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star)

Mon. May 12 at 7:30pm
  $14 adv./$16 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

$12 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada's most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked. A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. But when he was in his 40s, his wife, artist Beth Girdler, encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public.

The reaction was instant. His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released ten albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer. Francey also had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award as well as taking home the Grand Prize in both the International Acoustic Music Award and in the Folk category for the John Lennon Songwriting Award. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.davidfrancey.com

Reverend Billy C. Wirtz

 

 

 

 

 

 





Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is a comic genius, gifted pianist and American musicologist

Wed. May 14 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is a comic genius, gifted pianist and American musicologist who defies easy classification. "I like to think of myself as the Victor Borge of the blues," states the Reverend, but Billy goes way beyond Borge both in scope of subject matter (from politics to social commentary) and, of course, in taste.

In fact, no theme is too extreme, taboo, or undignified for the Reverend, so long as it garners a good laugh. Goateed and copiously tattooed, he is the antithesis of anyone's ordinary concept of a preacher. Yet, as his name implies, Billy often employs this stage persona to set the scene in a song. Like an itinerant revivalist in a carnival tent, he'll begin slowly and gradually build to a rapid fire torrent, as if he were whipping the congregation into a frenzy. Accentuating the lyrics with wild hand gesticulations and exaggerated facial  expressions, he becomes a comedian, twisted televangelist and barrel house piano player rolled into one.

Artist sites and sounds: www.blindpigrecords.com/index.cfm?section=artists&artistid=66  and https://myspace.com/rbcw

Dustbowl Revival

 

 

 

 

 


Hot spicy roots cocktail of  old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930's 

Thu. May 15 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

The Dustbowl Revival is a roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930's to form a spicy roots cocktail.

Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Growing steadily from a small string band playing up and down the west coast (hundreds shows in the last two years), DBR has blossomed into a traveling collective featuring instrumentation that often includes fiddle, mandolin, trombone, clarinet, trumpet, banjo, accordion, tuba, pedal steel, drums, guitars, a bass made from a canoe oar, harmonica and plenty of washboard and kazoo for good luck.

Artist sites and sounds: www.dustbowlrevival.com and  http://praterday.com/artists/dustbowl-revival/

McCoy Tyler Band CD Release Concert

plus Steep Ravine

 

 

 

 

 

 


Get ready to shred some
dance floor as the
bands shred on stage

 

Fri. May 16 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

 

McCoy Tyler Band:  Come celebrate McCoy Tyler Band's brand new CD, TIME MACHINE , and get ready to shred some dance floor as the band shreds on stage.   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 dynamic act.

 

 

 

 

Steep Ravine: Steep Ravine is an acoustic quartet hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their unique sound, equal parts poetic lyricism and string-playing ingenuity, bends folk and bluegrass in compelling new directions while paying homage to the spirited Northern California landscape the band calls home. TRAMPIN' ON, the quartet's debut album of originals, is an ode to Steep Ravine's musical prowess

Artist sites and sounds: www.reverbnation.com/mccoytylerband and www.facebook.com/steepravineband

 

 

 

Aja Vu plays Steely Dan and Chicago


 


A long evening of stellar,
totally danceable music

Sat. May 17 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 helping of Chicago Tunes to a long evening of stellar, totally danceable music.  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! 

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

Scotts Valley High School
Music Production 2pm

 

 

 

 

 


High School Songwriters
Rock The House
and Raise Funds

 

Sun. May 18 at 2pm
$7 adv./$7 door seated <21 w/parent

The new ROP (Regional Occupational Program) Music Production and Recording Arts class at Scotts Valley High School will be performing original songs..

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

 

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

 

Front Country plus
The Blackberry Bushes Stringband

7pm Concert





Rippin' West Coast
Progressive Bluegrass

 

Sun. May 18 at 7pm  
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Front Country: After their RockyGrass band competition win in 2012, and a win at Telluride this year, Front Country is in the midst of a busy year with festivals RockyGrass, Pagosa Folk n' Bluegrass, and the CBA Father's Day Fest, and ready for an even bigger summer of 2014.

Front Country released their first EP “This is Front Country” in February at the Great American Music Hall in their hometown of San Francisco, California. They are made up of some of the Bay Area's finest young acoustic talent, Adam Roszkiewicz, Jacob Groopman, Jordan Klein, Leif Karlstrom, Melody Walker and Zach Sharpe







The Blackberry Bushes are a bluegrass trio who draw from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a playful and resonant sound with both twang and sophistication.  Joyful singing and enchanting songwriting are supported by carefully constructed soundscapes that feature virtuosic fiddle and bowed bass. It is a rare magic that allows them to artfully fuse sounds from many genres into a string instrumentation that retains distinct threads of sonic color. This is a daredevil sound that is delicate, bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing."

Artist sites and sounds:
www.frontcountryband.com
and www.theblackberrybushes.com and www.facebook.com/theblackberrybushes



Fantuzzi & The Flexibles plus Love Eternal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Eternal  healing sound combines Roots Reggae and Acoustic Rock with a rhythmic stream of beautifully sung lyrics that remind us that Peace, Community, and Love are truly possible. At the groups core are lead singer songwriters Jahred and Shawna Namaste', Multi-Instrumentalist ray of sunshine, and percussionist Namasya Carpenter.

 

 

 


Welcome to a joyous
event known the world
over as Fantuzzi

Thu. May 22 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance <21 w/parent

 

Fantuzzi & The Flexibles: Welcome to a joyous event known the world over as Fantuzzi. As soon as he enters the stage, his blissful smile, laughter and penetrating gaze ignite the audience into jubilation. Fantuzzi's African-Caribbean roots and phenomenally extensive international travel experiences meld on stage into ecstatic, dramatic, transformational, interactive performances infused with a dynamic variety of musical styles from Reggae, Latin Rock, East Indian Kirtans, Niabinge, Salsa, and African-Caribbean which have inspired his unique chants, soulful songs and electrifying sensual dances.

 

 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.fantuzzimusic.com and   www.loveeternal.org

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 



Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm
& Blues, Soul and Doo-Wop 

Fri. May 23 at 8pm
 $10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Big Sandy in his own words:  Twenty-five years, fourteen albums & hundreds of thousands of miles. What a dream it's been. When I first got together for a garage rehearsal with a group of musician friends in the spring of 1988 in Anaheim, California, I never dreamed that I would someday be celebrating the silver anniversary of the rocking little band  that formed that afternoon.

Yet here I am, looking back over a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times, that has put us in front of national television audiences, and - most importantly - that has given me the opportunity to play the music that I grew up having such a passion for - Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Doo-Wop and now with the release of our new all-acoustic album “What A Dream It's Been”, even a touch of Jamaican Rocksteady. Putting together the new record for Cow Island Music has brought back a flood of memories; we went through our entire catalogue of LP's, picked out some of our favorite original numbers, and gave them fresh new arrangements, rhythms, and instrumentations. In many ways , it was our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now, while looking forward towards new musical horizons. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.bigsandy.net

EXTRA LARGE plus Coffee Zombie Collective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

Sat. May 24 at 8pm
  $10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Extra Large, from Santa Cruz, California, is a hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely “Santa Cruz” and irresistibly danceable. Extra Large has been voted best band in Santa Cruz for many years by Santa Cruz's two weekly newspapers, “The Santa Cruz Weekly” and the “Good Times”. 

In 2013, they were voted Best Band for the ninth consecutive year by the readers of the “Good Times” . Extra Large blends original material, with their own creative take on covers that compliment their style. The key is that everything they play is lively, fun, and danceable.  Extra Large is led by the dynamic front man, Russ Leal. His energy and positive vibe steal the show. One can't help but to be captured by his relentless positive and high-energy spirit. He wins over even the toughest of crowds and first timers to the Extra Large experience. Extra Larges upbeat and positive music is infectious and leaves the crowd happy and wanting more.

Coffee Zombie Collective's ever-expanding set list sweeps from rock anthems, to old-time standards, and right back through 80's and 90s hits, all with distinctive honky-tonk and a Santa Cruz twist and a phalanx of instruments including acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, upright bass, trumpet, boomslap, and melodica.

Artist sites and sounds: www.extra-large.net   and http://coffeezombiecollective.com

The Rayburn Brothers, Jeff Blackburn,
Michael Martyn & Good Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Martyn & Good Medicine: Michael Martyn is a 30-year veteran of the San Francisco, Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz scene. Michael's unique style blends country, folk and blues into the modern Americana music format.


Music infused with
elements of rock, folk, 
blues,  country and reggae

Sun, May 25 at 7pm
$10 adv. /$10 door seated <21 w/parent

The Rayburn Brothers: Brothers Craig and Keith Rayburn are the singer/songwriters for the Rayburn Brothers Band. They have created a brand of California roots rock that is energetic and captivating. Their songs convey love, longing, pain and joy in a way that only seasoned songwriters can express in such heartfelt terms. The brothers' music is infused with elements of rock, folk, country and reggae that channel the musical influences Craig and Keith gained growing up in the Golden State. All songs feature the effortless harmonies of brothers Craig and Keith, augmented by the dulcet voice of Eliza James that give the vocals texture and intimacy. Long time lead guitar player Nick Heinz adds fluid guitar lines evoking classic rock greats, while the driving drum beat is provided by Andrew Tuckman. Dick Tacklind provides sturdy basslines, and keyboard player Kevin Taylor weaves in and out of the songs with grace and harmony.

Jeff Blackburn: Jeff “Buck” Blackburn is a Santa Cruz musical gem and the real deal when it comes to songwriting. In the ‘60s in San Francisco, he was an early pioneer of psychedelic folk with his duo, Blackburn & Snow. He later made his way to Santa Cruz, and in the summer of 1977, old friend Neil Young came to town and joined Jeff's band, soon to be known as the Ducks. Lacy J. Dalton has recorded Jeff's song, “Wide Eyed and Willin'.” Jeff's music blends folk, rock, country & blues.

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

Bert Lams & Tom Griesgraber

 

 

 

 

 


California Guitar Trio's Bert Lams and Chapman Stick great Tom Griesgraber

Wed. May 28 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door   seated <21 w/parent

Since 2004, California Guitar Trio member Bert Lams and Chapman Stick player Tom Griesgraber have been organizing tours in the US together, performing primarily as a duo but also dual soloists. Their music draws from their highly eclectic backgrounds and includes everything from the music of Bach to original pieces. Their new album ''Unnamed Lands'' was released in the fall of 2012. It features Fourteen original instrumental tracks tie together with artwork and text to tell the adventures of a North American wagon train journey through one traveler's personal experiences circa 1840.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.thossounds.com/lamstg/ and   www.facebook.com/BertLamsTomGriesgraber


Jerry Miller Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Lead guitarist for the legendary rock band Moby Grape and Rolling Stone Magazine's The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

Fri. May 30 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 Tiran Porter of The Doobie Brothers, Dale Ockerman of the Doobie Brothers 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”

Artist sites and sounds: www.myspace.com/mobygrapesjerrymiller

 

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

THIS CONCERT AT DON QUIXOTE'S
IS THE OFFICIAL
REDWOOD MOUNTAIN FAIRE AFTER PARTY

 


  Grateful Dead Tribute

 

Sat. May 31 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door dance ages 21 +

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel return to Don Quixote's. They are a premier tribute band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, that emulates the feel, excitement, and energy of the Grateful Dead at their peak. 

Filled with a rotating cast of jam band veterans and Grateful Dead enthusiasts, this band is sure to please even the most discriminating Dead-Head time after time with fresh takes on classic music. 

Featuring the ever-popular and always inventive Stu Allen (formerly of Melvin Seals & JGB), Mars Hotel presents familiar and obscure Dead songs  which they use as launch pads for flights of improvisation.  Come join Stu Allen & Mars Hotel for a far out journey that's sure to hit home. Artist sites and sounds: www.jambase.com/Artists/49452/Stu-Allen   and  www.facebook.com/events/143826169117392/?ref=22

For more info on the music and magic of the Redwood Mountain Faire go to: http://redwoodmountainfaire.com

 

Piloto Y Klimax
THIS SHOW IS POSTPONED DATE TBA

 

 

 

 



The Hottest Band In Havana, Cuba

Sun. June 1 at 7pm $20 adv./$23 door  ROOM SET UP ALL OPEN FLOOR dance ages 21 +

Klimax is one of the powerful and prestigious orchestras of Cuban music which has more than a decade of experience on the stages let go a rich musical influence leaded by the virtuous Giraldo Piloto. He is really a genius to the service of Cuban music renovation, following the combination of Latin jazz with dance music. Direct From Cuba, world renown drummer and percussionist “Geraldo Piloto Barreto”, bandleader and musical director of one of the hottest Afro Cuban Jazz Timba Salsa groups is debuting his group “Piloto Y Klimax” in the USA on this tour. Piloto has toured and performed all over the world including Canada, France, Italy, UK, Lima Peru, Cali Colombia and more, where he is highly respected among drummers, percussionists, fans, and music enthusiasts, yet he has not performed in the United States.

Annie Hughes, Pat Hubbard & Beans Sousa 

plus Jitensha

 

 

 

 


of Fly By Night flying home to Santa Cruz, coming together for first
time in 30 years

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

 

 

Annie Hughes, Pat Hubbard & Beans Sousa:
Fly By Night are a legendary Santa Cruz band from the 1970's . Annie's spirited lead vocals and guitar work meshed with Pat's keyboarding and harmonizing to win over one enthusiastic crowd after another . Fellow Fly By Nighter, Beans Sousa was a sideman, songwriter and opening act for Country Star Lacy J. Dalton as well as an original member of "Fly By Night".  As a studio musician, Duane "Beans" Sousa's name appears on many albums along side such notables as George Harrison, Charlie Daniels, Leon Russell, Charlie McCoy, Byron Berlin to name a few. On this night Beans, a Northern Nevada resident meets up with long time Colorado songwriting pals Ann Hughes and Pat Hubbard also of Fly By Night, for a round of new and old original tunes for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Jitensha is two voices, David Martinez and Erin Rose Hubbard, a guitar, a banjo and a little imagination!

 Artist sites and sounds: www.anniehug.com
and   www.beanssousa.com and www.facebook.com/Jitensha.music

 

Felton Follies 30th Anniversary

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


A Fun-tastic Evening

Thu. June 5 at 7:30
 $15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

A fun-tastic evening guaranteed to delight and excite each and every one of you. A variety of wondrous acts, by an array of talented stars who promise to shimmer and sparkle throughout the show.

Like the Good Old Days, when entertainment was about letting go, and belly laughs exploded from the stage as much as from the audience. Get ready for an evening of non-stop entertainment put together by the one and only Follies impresario, Dean Newbury starring:

Gary Burr – Singer songwriter & member of Blue Sky Riders, Kenny Loggins Band and Carole Kings band
The Owens Brothers – Scott and Craig
Bobby O'Neil Band – Snail’s Bobby
Joe Sita – Guitarist & Singer
Fly By Nights Annie Hughes, Pat Hubbard & Beans Sousa
Mr.Tommy Torque and his Torquettes
Mr. Randy Tupper original Catalyst Follies musician
The Do-Right Dancers – Burlesque Ukulele Club featuring - Vince Tuzzy

Special surprises in store

Grampa’s Chili, Acoustic Shadows,
Drifting Compass

 

 

 

 



6th Annual Drool Pigs Festival Sampler

Fri. June 6 at 8pm
$7 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Grampa's Chili: From the Santa Cruz Mountains, Grampa's Chili is an original blend of high-spirited rock and funk that puts the glint in yer eye and the boogie in yer feet. Chunky Rock-n-Roll with a side of rich, thick Jam.

Acoustic Shadows: Acoustic Shadows is a grungy cask-fermented rock band out of Boulder Creek. Erik Rozite - acoustic guitar/vocals, Paul Stevens - drums/vocals, Bill Shaw - bass/vocals, Zac Clow - electric guitar, Jim Anderson – Congos.

Drifting Compass: is a high-energy Santa Cruz area rock band with many years of performance experience. The all-original rock music is filled with memorable lyrics and catchy hooks, blending into a unique and hauntingly-familiar style.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.grampaschili.net and www.facebook.com/acousticshadows and www.driftingcompass.com

 

 

 

Almost Cut My Hair

 

 



Tribute to
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Sat. June 7 at 8pm
$15 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

 

The Almost Cut My Hair Tour returns to Don Quixote's International Music Hall for the fourth time to dazzle the audience with a tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Led by Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame recipient Gary Burr, Almost Cut My Hair provides a spot-on rendition of CSN&Y tunes with amazing musicianship and vocal harmonies.

Gary Burr just played the Rio Theater with his OTHER band The Blue Sky Riders, with Kenny Loggins, and Georgia Middleman. Almost Cut My Hair also features some great local favorites, Scott Owens on guitar and vocals, his brother Craig Owens on bass and vocals, and Dean Newbury on percussion and vocals. Dean is also the executive producer of the show. Rounding out the band will be Michael Capella on pedal steel and vocals, Gary Henry on drums and vocals, Mark Mirando in keyboards and vocals, Joe Sita on guitar and vocals, and Tom Sepio on guitar. 

Artist site and sounds: www.garyburr.com









Jim Lewin Band, The Wooden Suns,
M. Lockwood Porter 7pm Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jim Lewin Band:
Jim Lewin is a guitarist, songwriter, and producer based in Santa Cruz, CA. A member of alt-country jamband Great American Taxi, Jim can be found touring regularly around the US and beyond. He also performs with Todd Snider, Frank Wakefield, Lacy J Dalton, and Harmony Grits and fronts his own band. Lewin is stylistically eclectic with deep roots in bluegrass, honky tonk, and rock n' roll. He is known for his skillful playing on both electric and acoustic guitar. Jim exists in several dimensions and he lives in space.



The Wooden Suns: The Wooden Suns are a folk rock band from Santa Cruz California. Although recently formed in February, frontman Denys Kozakis has been writing and singing songs locally for years. With unique vocals and songwriting style, Denys sought to take his music to a new level and formed the Wooden Suns. With influences ranging from Bob Dylan to Dr. Dog, the band brings a fresh approach to their music while still giving the occasional nod to its predecessors. Denys Kozakis ison guitar/ vocals, Kevin Wade on lead guitar, Steve Rogers on bass, and Jon Payne on drums.


All we love about
American roots music
in one rocking package:  
folk, folk rock, bluegrass,
honky tonk, and rock n' roll

Sun. June 8 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

 

 

M. Lockwood Porter: M. Lockwood Porter's songs toe the line between country-tinged Americana and straight-up rock-and-roll, with poetic storytelling front and center. A SF Bay Area transplant from rural Oklahoma, Porter's sound recalls his birthplace and a childhood spent exploring the far reaches of the rock canon. The result is something close to timeless - reminiscent at times of Neil Young, Wilco, Townes Van Zandt, and Bruce Springsteen.

Artist sites and sounds: www.jimlewin.com and http://mlockwoodporter.com

 

 

 

 

 

Woodsong Acoustics Group

Featuring
William Coulter,
Chris Yeaton,
Adam Werner

 


Adam Werner is a solo acoustic guitarist with an interest in unconventional techniques, styles and applications to fingerstyle guitar playing. He has an impressive musical background of experience and education.  Adam Werner's debut label release, "Signatures," a 2008 Grammy Awards contender for Best New Age album, has become a new addition to solo acoustic guitar. This album is a culmination of emotionally intense compositions with technically exceptional playing and profound musical energy. Merging the traditions of finger-style techniques with percussive elements adds extra flavor to this music.


Artist sites and sounds:  www.woodsongacoustics.com and  http://williamcoulter.com/   and www.adamwerner.com

An Evening of
Acoustic Excellence

Tue. June 10 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent


William Coulter's
love of traditional melody is framed by a classical sense of composition and realized with an impeccable and sensitive guitar technique.  William has appeared on compilations produced on the Narada label, Windham Hill and Hearts of Space.


Chris Yeaton: Hawaii born, Chris Yeaton, draws from a lineage of great Hawaiian slack key tradition. His musical inspiration and journey begins with one of Hawaii's most celebrated musicians, master Slack Key guitarist Keola Beamer, and would continue with Big Island Slack Key master John Keawe.

Steve Forbert

 

 

 

 

 

 



Welcome to a  plethora
of well-crafted,
unforgettable songs

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

As a young man from Meridian, Mississippi, Steve Forbert traveled to New York City and played guitar for spare change in Grand Central Station. He vaulted to international prominence with a folk-rock hit, “Romeo's Tune,” during a time when rootsy rock was fading out and the Ramones, Talking Heads and other New Wave and punk acts were moving in to the public consciousness. Still, critics raved about Steve's poetic lyrics and engaging melodies, and the crowds at CBGB's club in New York accepted him alongside those acts. “I've never been interested in changing what I do to fit emerging trends,” Forbert observes. “Looking back on it, I was helping to keep a particular American songwriting tradition alive at a time when it wasn't in the spotlight.”

After his first two records came a plethora of well-crafted, unforgettable songs on such albums as Little Stevie Orbit, Streets of This Town, The American in Me, Mission of the Crossroad Palms and Evergreen Boy. His tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004. In October 2012 Steve released an exciting new one, Over With You . Its ten fresh but mature songs pinpoint a wide range of emotions that color personal relationships — emotions that most listeners have undoubtedly felt and struggled to understand at some point in their lives. “This is an album that has taken a lifetime to make,” explains Forbert. “You don't just pull these songs out of thin air — you have to live them.” 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.steveforbert.com

Life Is A Carnival: A Tribute to The Band

by Johnny Harper & Carnival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



“Life Is A Carnival” show marks anniversary of The Band's debut in 1969.  
This special show recreates the music of the legendary
3-night stand at San Francisco's Winterland

Fri. June 13 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

In late April of 1969, The Band – the great Canadian-American rock group whose ground-breaking recordings defined the “Americana” genre – made their very first concert appearances, in a legendary 3-night stand at San Francisco's Winterland.  These shows are remembered as an iconic, dramatic moment, described in many books including Greil Marcus' classic Mystery Train.  This spring marks the 45th anniversary of those remarkable shows, and in early May they will be commemorated in a limited series of special concerts devoted to The Band's music, as played by the veteran local band Johnny Harper & Carnival.  According to band leader Harper, “These shows are really the first time a group has seriously taken on The Band's music exciting, challenging music since The Last Waltz.” Harper's group is made up of veteran pro's who have worked with many famous names. 

The show features The Band's trademark arrangements with lead vocals traded among 3 singers, and hot solos on guitar and organ.  Harper is adding horns and fiddle to his lineup for this special show.  The concerts will cover the full history of The Band's music, from their debut album Music From Big Pink to later masterpieces like “Acadian Driftwood,” “Life Is A Carnival,” and “Ophelia.”  Famous hits like “The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” will of course be included in the program, but so will more obscure material, including, says Harper, at least one classic which The Band themselves never performed live, “Daniel and the Sacred Harp” from the hit album Stage Fright.  This performance at Don Quixote's will be a special and exciting event.

Artist sites and sounds: www.cur-ville.com/johnny_harper.html   Videos: Google John Harper & Carnival You Tube

Prince Joni Haastrup & MonoMono
plus Danjuma & Onola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Joni Haastrup, the father of Afro-Funk, came of age in a royal household in the waning days of colonial Nigeria

Sat. June 14 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Joni Haastrup , the father of Afro-Funk, came of age in a royal household in the waning days of colonial Nigeria; his grandfather was a king in the Yoruba town of Ilesa in Western Nigeria. Joni grew up surrounded by music, local drummers would perform for his grandfather whilst a steady flow of old American 78's and calypso discs were on rotation at the local record shop. So it was little surprise Joni chose to become a musician. The burgeoning  jazz tinged high-life scene he walked into was led by bands like the Abalabi Rhythm Dandies and Eddie Okonta & his Top Aces all basking in their country's newfound independence after years of British colonial rule. It was in the midst of this a young Joni Haastrup made his debut singing in his brother's band Sneakers at a 1964 New Year's gig in Ondo. Later in 1966, when James Brown was all the rage, O.J. Ekemode and his Modern Aces' released their ‘Super Afro Soul' LP, an album that many see as laying the foundations of Afro-beat. Featuring Joni Haastrup on vocals, an unknown Fela Ransome Kuti sat in on trumpet before taking up sax and forming the Koola Lobitos. In 1971, an invitation from Ginger Baker was extended to Joni Haastrup as part of the Airforce tour and the success of the collaborations was to be a catalyst for Joni's Nigerian exodus and the forming of MonoMono.

Danjuma & Onola: Danjuma Adamu, founder of Onola was born into a family tradition of music in the city of Lagos, Nigeria (West Africa). Danjuma has played and recorded with King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti Anikulapo, Babatunde Olatunji, Hugh Masakela, ZuluSpear. In 1983 he helped to cast the band O.J. Ekemode and the Nigerian all Stars with whom he recorded and toured North America. Danjuma & Onola are Danjuma Adamu, (Vocals,Guitar,Percussion) - Renato Annicchiarico,(Drums, Vocals,Percussion) -Ibou Ngom,(Sabar,Djembe) - Derek Negron, (Bass) - Adama, (Vocals & Dance).

Artist sites and sounds: http://pressjunkiepr.com/clients/joni-haastrup/ and  www.facebook.com/DanjumaOnolaMusic/info

 

Andy Irving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


From Sweeney's Men, to Planxty, to Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik  Andy Irving is one of the great Irish singers


Wed. June 18 at 7:30pm  
$15 adv./$17 door   seated <21 w/parent

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Andy Irving is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself". Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45 year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, "Often copied, never equaled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.andyirvine.com

Seriously Twisted Mojo plus Moondance

 

 



Do you like Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Grateful Dead,  The Stones, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Rock and R&B?

Thu. June 19 at 7:30pm 
$8 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Seriously Twisted Mojo: More than just a cover band Seriously Twisted Mojo is a breathing human jukebox that plays classic rock and blues the way they're supposed to be played.  Starting with the roots of rock Seriously Twisted Mojo knocks out modern adaptations of blues standards from Robert Johnson, B.B. King, and John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolfe and throws in a little Louis Armstrong for good measure. When the band hits, it hits hard with The Grateful Dead, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, and more. All your favorite songs and some great original songs delivered on a solid gold platter.

Moondance : Rock, Rhythm and Blues dymamos Formed in 1976 by Rich Haggett & Scott Thompson. Moondance has played the Northwest and Canada (1976-1981) and settled in the South Bay scene in 1981–1995 being a staple act at Mt. Charlies in Los Gatos and various Bay Area clubs. Rick Leachman joined from 1983-1995. Current line-up has Rich on guitar, Rick on bass and guitar, Scott on keyboards, flute & bass, and Jim Oerman on drums making the new Moondance the strongest its ever been. The 3-part harmony work and the dual lead vocalists in Rich and Rick make Moondance a band that matches its strong rhythm section with excellent vocals.

Artist sites and sounds: www.reverbnation.com/seriouslytwistedmojo and http://moondanceband.weebly.com

Pride & Joy

 

 

 

 



    Electrifying Motown & Rockin' Soul

Fri. June 20 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/

The Purple Ones

 

 

 


10 Piece Tribute to Prince

Sat. June 21 at 8pm
$12 adv./$12 door dance ages 21 +

Hailing from Oakland CA, the brainchild of Morty Okin (former co-founder, band leader, trumpet of Michael Jackson tribute Foreverland) and Roger Rocha (Lead guitar of 4 Non Blondes, The Goldenhearts), The Purple Ones was formed in to pay homage to the incredible songwriting, musicianship and over the top performances of The Purple One himself, Prince. This all star bay area band features current and former members of staple bands such as The New Morty Show, Foreverland, 4 Non Blondes, Casino Royale, Johnny Vegas & The Highrollers to name a few.

The band is comprised of 4 horns, 2 guitars, keyboards, drums and fronted by the uncanny voices of Kazam Ali and Pamela Fields. Party like its 1999 with band members as they power though hit after hit from A sides to B sides with classics such as Little Red Corvette, 1999, I Feel for You, I Would Die 4 U, Controversy, It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night, Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Lets Go Crazy and so many more! 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.purpleones.com and   www.facebook.com/ThePurpleOnesPrinceTribute and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvqToiGPfT8

Claudia Schmidt 

plus Teresa Jimenez


 

 

 

 

 

 


Claudia's folk, blues,
and jazz idioms featuring
12 string guitar & mountain dulcimer meet Teresa's mystic Hispanic & American Folkloric Music

Sun June 22 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

 

Claudia Schmidt is a Red House Records recording artist. More than 4 decades as a touring professional have found Michigan native Claudia Schmidt traversing North America as well as Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theatres, and festival stages in front of 25,000 rapt listeners. She has recorded nineteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing.

 

 

 

 

Teresa Jimenez: "Teresa Jimenez blends a mystic Hispanic sensuality into the core of American Folkloric Music "--Dr. R. Nelson, Ichthyologist. Teresa Jimenez is a singer and songwriter born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. Her recording and performance career spans the genres of opera, jazz, funk, rock, and country. Most recently she has been a member of Brooklyn alt-country band The Choir Diary. Her solo EP is named Just For Now .

Artist sites and sounds:  www.claudiaschmidt.com and   www.singteresa.com

 

Tony McManus

 

 


  The World's
Leading Celtic Guitarist

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

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

To find a unique voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable. 

Tony McManus has come to be recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony's hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional impact of the music.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.tonymcmanus.com

 

 

 

Choro das 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Wed. June 25 at 7:30pm
$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

Zeppelin Live formerly HEARTBREAKER    

 

 

 



World's Number One
Led Zeppelin Tribute


Fri. June 27 at 8pm
$15 adv./$17 door Dance – ages 21 +

Zeppelin Live has been playing all over the western hemisphere since 2000, performing as far north as Anchorage Alaska, as far south as Trinidad and the Dominican Republic and as far east as Providence, Rhoad Island.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.zeppelintribute.com

 

 



Ledward Kaapana

plus Fran Guidry

 

 



Hawaiian Two Time
Grammy Award Winner

Wed. July 2 at 7:30pm
 $16 adv.$18 door seated <21 w/parent

Led Kaapana's mastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar, and his extraordinary baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend. He has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years.

With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of Led Heads from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawaii. Recognition by his peers earned Led 4 Grammy nominations in his own right and 2 wins on slack key compilations.  

Fran Guidry: Slack key guitarist

Artist sites and sounds: www.ledkaapana.com and www.kaleponi.com

 

 

 

 

 

UTURN

 

 

 

 

 



Classic Rock, Country and R&B Holiday Eve Dance Party

Thu. July 3 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door  Dance – ages 21 +

The rocking rhythms, solid grooves and all out sincere fun are what puts UTURN in the drivers seat when it comes to getting the party started - and keeping it going. They might play songs you know but you haven't heard them like this. The band is built on the hard hitting beats laid down by John Dell'Acqua (JD) on drums, Dan Waller on bass and Tim McNulty on rhythm guitars.

Bud Denton and Gary Blackburn hammer out the lead and rhythm guitars. Everyone sings. This lends itself to naturally offering a wide variety of song selection. There is a lot of experience in the collective UTURN but none of that would matter if the rockin' ever stopped. U-TURN intends to never let that happen. 

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


The Tamlins with The Yellow Wall Dub Squad

plus Special Guests TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FOURTH OF JULY
ROOTS REGGAE FIRECRAKER DANCE
WITH ELECTRIFYING JAMAICAN LEGENDS

Fri. July 4 at 9:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door D ance – ages 21 +

Electrifying, the one word which most adequately describes The Tamlins. Surely one of (if not the best) harmonizing trio to emerge from Jamaica. Their sparkling reputation is based on their solid record of noteworthy achievements and a string of golden hits, like “Baltimore,” “Ting-A-Ling,” “My Whole World Is Falling Down,” “Reasons,” and “Go Away Dream,” to name a few. The Tamlins, consisting of Carlton Smith, Derrick Lara and Junior Moore, started out as a nightclub act in 1970 and by 1972 had won the “Most Outstanding Group” award in Jamaica.

This quickly opened other doors and shortly thereafter, they signed a recording contract with one of Jamaica's then top studios, Dynamic Sounds. Out of this came “Thick And Thin,” a ballad that made a good impression locally and drew interest from foreign labels such as Atlantic and Polydor.  They toured the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, South America and the Eastern Caribbean Islands with Peter Tosh. In 2013, The Tamlins released their latest album Crossroads and continue to stay in the spotlight performing on Festivals in Jamaica such as "Rebel Salute", Reggae Jam in Germany and  The Garance Reggae Festival in France. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.thetamlins.com

Molly Tuttle Trio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A unique, cohesive blend of
sensational songwriting, dynamic arrangements
and amazing instrumental ability

Sun. July 6 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door   seated <21 w/parent

Molly Tuttle, John Mailander & Brittany Karlson create an honest and soulful mix of original and traditional music. They have a deep respect for the past, while also looking toward the future of acoustic music. This tight-knit trio formed after meeting at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. With a unique, cohesive blend of sensational songwriting, dynamic arrangements and amazing instrumental ability, this trio is more than the sum of their parts.With nearly two million viewers on YouTube and features in Bluegrass Now, Flatpicking Guitar and Acoustic Guitar magazines, Molly Tuttle is making a name for herself in the acoustic music scene.

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. In just 2012 alone, she was awarded Best Female Vocalist and Best Guitar Player by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, and won 1st place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest.  John Mailander is a San Diego based musician and graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Playing in a variety of styles on the fiddle, mandolin and various other stringed instruments, he has become known for his soulful voice as an improviser and writer.  Bassist and vocalist Brittany Karlson is a creative musician with a deep connection to her instrument and insatiable curiosity for the sounds around her. She maintains a multi-genre performance calendar while remaining steeped in the jazz tradition.

Artist sites and sounds: www.mollyandjohn.bandcamp.com and www.mollytuttle.net and  www.johnmailander.com

Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men

 

 

 

 

 

 



Rock and Roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains

 

Sat. July 12 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door  
 
ALL STANDING ages 21 +

The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are a Rock and Roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis are backed by Kyle Poppen on lead guitar, Mason Hutchinson on bass and Henry Chadwick (My Stupid Brother) on drums. The Coffis Brothers boast an extensive repertoire of original rock and blues tunes built around simple and honest lyrics, neatly constructed verses and catchy hooks.

The brother's blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight ahead rock are evidence of an upbringing spent listening to Tom Petty, Neil Young, and the Beatles. Their debut full-length album was self titled, and released in 2011 followed up by 2012 release of an E.P titled Waiting For You. Wrong Side of The Road marks the band's second full length album, recorded at Gadgetbox Studios in Santa Cruz with Producer, Andy Zenczak. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.coffisbrothers.com

Kacey Jones with Special
Guests Phil Lee and Dorian Michael

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kacey Jones  is an American singer-songwriter, producer and humorist 

Sun. July 20 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Kacey Jones is an American singer-songwriter, producer and humorist.  "Kacey Jones, known for her comedy albums and hanging out with Garrison Keillor at Lake Wobegon, breaks your heart on this exquisite disc ("Kacey Jones Sings Mickey Newbury").

The blues have never been bluer, or more eloquent, and her seen-it-all voice is the perfect match for Newbury's poignant world view. Jones honors a singular talent as only another singular talent could." ---- David Wiegand SF Chronicle.   "There's a long tradition of female musician-humorists and Kacey Jones fits right in. Bottom line: here's one Kacey who hasn't struck out."    ----Ralph Novak /PEOPLE MAGAZINE

Phil Lee:   former Flying Burrito Brother's Sahanachie records' release is The Mighty King of Love . Lee's music is the distillation of about 30 years' worth of playing in juke joints and bars from one end of the country to the other. His songwriting is uncommonly witty and as direct as a kick in the butt.

Dorian Michael : blues and folk, jazz and rock & roll guitar ace

 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.kaceyjones.com and www.reverbnation.com/phillee and http://dorianmichael.com



The Doctor Madd Show

CD Release Party for
“This Is Not A Drill”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

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

 

 

European & American Surf Rock Extravaganza

The Concaves,
The Kilaueas

 


Surf Rockers from Russia,
Germany, Italy and Santa Cruz

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

 

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

 





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


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

Los Cenzontles and Andre Thierry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

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

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

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
plus Carolyn Sills Combo

 

 

 



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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

 


Eliza Gilkyson & Nina Gerber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beoga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

 

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

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

Artist sites and sounds   www.beogamusic.com

Mary Jan Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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


PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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


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

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