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Lynette Skynyrd 2pm Matinee


The World's One & Only All-Gyrl Lynyrd Skynyrd Trybute

Sun. Oct. 23 at 2pm

$10 adv. /$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

This group of mega-talented female musicians express the unconquered spirit of Southern Rock. Lynette captures the essence of Skynyrd, tapping into those days-gone-by, when a rock concert was the experience of a lifetime. If the past is indeed a prologue to their musical journey, then Lynette Skynyrd is nothing less than timeless. With a badass rock-chick authority, these daisy duke damsels transport the Skynyrd classics into the modern era.  In fact, Lynyrd Skynyrd themselves had Lynette play the grand opening of their restaurant, Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at The Excalibur in Las Vegas. If the original kings of Southern rock are giving these babes their blessing, then Lynette Skynyrd must be on the right track. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.lynetteskynyrd.com

Le Jazz Hot (the Quartet of the Hot Club of San Francisco) plus Rachael
& The Hot French Strings (direct from Bordeaux) 7pm Concert


Take a trip back to the 1930's to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris or the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz

Sun Oct. 23 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Le Jazz Hot (the Quartet of the Hot Club of San Francisco): is an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's pioneering Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from the original Hot Club, but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group's superb lead guitarist Paul Mehling. Hearing the ensemble live, or on any of their eleven albums, carries the listener back to the 1930's and to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris or the refined lounges of the famous Hotel Ritz. Often called gypsy jazz, the music of Le Jazz Hot has entranced audiences around the globe for over 20 years. Critics have hailed the group's playing as “intricate, scorching and often brilliant---” Acoustic Guitar. From festivals in Mexico and France to concert halls across North America, Le Jazz Hot keeps this historic music fresh and alive.

Rachael & The Hot French Strings:  Direct from Bordeaux.  ” A certain sweetness, delicate and light with accoustic warmth. The tone is playful , given by the dynamics of the violin and his exchanges with the guitar, Rachael lays her very pretty voice on top and we let ourselves be taken away ”   Action Jazz January  2016 .  “---frighteningly hedonistic impact---Magidson is one of those song stylists---that pretty much has her way with you emotionally. You could easily succumb to a state of bewitched, bothered bewilderment” CJ Bond Jazz Music Review

Artist sites and sounds: www.lejazzhot.biz and www.rachaelmagidsonjazz.com/?page_id=11

Dressy Bessy plus Post Street Rhythm Peddlers


20 years of delightful, colorful, super playful indie rock meets a world of sinnin', salvation, and bathtub gin

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

Dressy Bessy :  20 years of delightful, colorful and super playful indie rock—this legendary Denver based band keeps having fun . Indeed, the new 13-song KINGSIZED makes it clear that, nearly 20 years into their career, Dressy Bessy are making some of their most compelling and accomplished music. Such melodically infectious, lyrically barbed new tunes as “Lady Liberty,” “Make Mine Violet” and the anthemic title track are potent examples of the band's uncanny ability to wrap Ealom's personally-charged, pointedly subversive lyrics in sparkling, irresistibly catchy songcraft. In addition to showcasing the band's musical chemistry, KINGSIZED also draws upon the talents of a wide assortment of friends, admirers, and contemporaries. R.E.M's Peter Buck adds distinctive 12-string guitar on “Lady Liberty” and “Cup ‘O Bang Bang,” while legendary Pylon frontwoman Vanessa Briscoe-Hay adds her voice to “Get Along (Diamond Ring).”

Post Street Rhythm Peddlers: Evoking the seductive sound of 1920's New Orleans prohibition era jazz, the Post Street Rhythm Peddlers are the seven-piece culmination of piano, banjo, drums, bass, and a combo of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, violin, with sassy female vocals at the helm. This distinctively high-energy crew lures their audience back in time through the Southern boulevards into a world of sinnin', salvation, and bathtub gin, revisiting a place where the hardships of life are cause for a high-spirited musical celebration.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.dressybessy.com and http://poststreetrhythmpeddlers.com/

Damien Jurado


New album, Visions Of Us On The Land, is an intoxicating
aural high

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Tue. Oct. 25 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Damien Jurado: Providing the ideal entry point for neophytes and an intoxicating aural high for the faithful, Damien Jurado's new opus extends the hot streak ignited by 2012's Maraqopa and its 2014 follow-up Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. Cut once again with label mate and super producer Richard Swift at the latter's National Freedom recording facility in rural Oregon, Visions of Us On The Land completes the tale of an individual who has had to disappear from society in order to discover some universal truths. Visions of Us On The Land journeys further into the subconscious mind, a symbolic road trip spotlighting the people and towns that our central figure and his travelling companion, Silver Katherine, encounter upon leaving the commune. Hence the capitalized track titles, alluding to real American locations refracted through one's third eye in the rear view mirror. Like all great art, it's about life and death and love and freedom. A sonic map with no set destination, revealing more with each ride.

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

Buy your tickets now:  www.eventbrite.com/e/damien-jurado-dqmh-felton-1025-tickets-27336151164

Ledward Kaapana plus Fran Guidry


Hawaiian Two Time Grammy Award Winner

Wed. Oct. 26 at 7:30pm

 $17 adv.$20 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 opens the show.  

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

Vaud & The Villains


19 Piece 1930's New Orleans Orchestra and Cabaret Show

Thu. Oct. 27 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Vaud & The Villains are loosely themed as a traveling medicine show--50% church, 50% get down and 5% circus. Its Americana Noir meets Moulin Rouge with the presentation of a modern day, over the top, rock and roll spectacle. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse home run performances and diverse ensemble, their club shows have remained a coveted ticket for music lovers, hipsters and dreamers alike since their inception. Their over the top, constantly evolving show remains buoyed to their motto: “every saint has a past, every sinner has a future”

Artist sites and sounds:  www.vaudandthevillains.com

Mystic Braves


Sunshine in a bottle--pop songs from the heart with psychedelic textures and tones

Fri. Oct. 28 at 9pm

$15 adv./$15 door ALL STANDING–AGES 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Mystic Braves: It's no wonder why The Zombies asked Mystic Braves to open their L.A. show last year. While the hometown favorites were barely even a blip on their respective parents' radars when Odessey and Oracle was released, the psych-steeped five-piece sounds like they stepped straight out of the '60s. And not in an obvious, someone's-been-studying-their Nuggets-comps-until-the-grooves-give-out sort of way, either. We're talking a richer, fuller plot of references (garage-borne greats like The Electric Prunes, The Chocolate Watchband and The Music Machine) that filter the band's hook-centric purple haze through robust organ rolls, runaway guitar riffs, heat-stroked horns and a rhythm section that can only be described as "restless”.

Artist sites and sounds: www.mysticbraves.com




Painted Mandolin ACOUSTIC GARCIA with Joe Craven (of Garcia / Grisman Band), Matt Hartle, Larry Graff, Roger Sideman

Sat. Oct. 29 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Painted Mandolin explores the acoustic side of Jerry Garcia from his Jug Band days to Old and In the Way through the Dead's ‘Reckoning period, and the Garcia Grisman Band. The Acoustic Garcia band includes: Matt Hartle, lead guitar in Spirit of 76, Chinacats, and Shady Groove; Larry Graff, lead guitar in the Banana Slug String Band, and Slugs n' Roses; Roger Sideman, Bass in the Chinacats, and David Gans & Sycamore Slough String Band; Joe Craven, Violin/Mandolin, was a member of the Garcia Grisman Band from 1991-1994, and a member of the David Grisman Quintet from 1989-2004.

COSTUME CONTEST:  First prize $100.00 cash for Best Costume, second place wins a night on the town: dinner for two and tickets to a concert. Also show tickets or CD prizes for winners and runners up for Scariest Costume, Most Colors in a Costume, Sexiest Costume, and best Grateful Dead related costume.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/thechinacats and  www.facebook.com/slugsnroses and  www.facebook.com/gratefuldeadspirit76 and http://joecraven.com

A Celebration of Joni Mitchell featuring
Kimberly Ford 2pm Matinee


Joni's songs the way you want to hear them—they have sold out every show in Southern California

Sun. Oct. 30 at 2pm

$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

"Kimberly Ford captures the vocals and inflections of the Joni Mitchell Songbook better than anyone in recent memory. She channels the spirit of the great historic master"  -- Mark McDonald Santa Barbara Jazz Society. When the counter-culture blossomed in the late 1960s, Joni Mitchell's poetic tales of free men in Paris, buskers who played for free, and love — lost and found — raised the bar for folk music fans everywhere. In time, she would meld rock, jazz and world music into a sophisticated style that captured the world's attention and several Grammy wins. Joni Mitchell was the soundtrack for a generation. Now singer Kimberly Ford has created "A Celebration of Joni Mitchell," a group of World Class musicians with a shared passion for Joni's music -and the chops to pull it off.  The band includes George Friedenthal on keys; Lee Rollag on guitar; Tom Buckner on saxophone; Tom Etchart on bass, and Charles Levin on drums. They perform songs from every decade of Joni's career. In the landscape of so-called "tribute bands," few have ventured into Joni Mitchell's music. Ford has been a fan since her coming-of-age years, where she learned to sing using Mitchell's soul-baring, 1971 “Blue” album as a primer. “Her poetry and melodies spoke to my experiences before I even had a language for them. From their first Sold-out Show in Santa Barbara, California it was obvious that this band has created something that makes people feel good. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.celebrationofjonimitchell.com

Daniel Champagne 7pm Concert 


Australian Show-stopping Guitar Phenom  &  Soulful Singer  has been touring with Tommy Emmanuel.
Sun. Oct. 30 at 7pm  $10 adv./$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

"Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical."  ( themusic.com.au )

“His on-stage presence radiates a musical maturity well beyond his years and a phenomenal method of playing the guitar leaves audiences thrilled.” TE Herald, Newcastle.

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to   witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.” The Firefly Column

“This superb talent can't be explained by mere words, it must be seen to be believed.” FasterLouder

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays  like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art” The BW Review

Artist sites and sounds:   www.danielchampagnemusic.com

Gypsy Soul


Aaron Neville says:  “I really enjoyed Gypsy Soul's TRUE! They are a truly unique sound. Cilette takes Hallelujah to a new place!" 

Thu. Nov. 3 at 7:30pm

$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Like its creators, their music is much like fine fusion cuisine; Italian, Irish, South African and Ukrainian to be precise. As with any work of art, their music is born from heartache and struggle, love and determination brewing with many layers, textures and flavors. Their message is both universal and intimate, familiar yet otherworldly. Her voice is huge and beautiful and his guitar playing is stunning. Together they are jaw dropping.

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

Glen Phillips Frontman of Toad The Wet Sprocket plus Jonathan Kingham


Songs with heart, spirit, and delectable hooks from the frontman of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Fri. Nov. 4 at 8pm

$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

Glen Phillips started his first band, Toad The Wet Sprocket in Santa Barbara at age 15. It was that group's third album -- the jangling, orchestral Fear -- that truly broke the group, garnering heavy radio play with the singles "All I Want" and "Walk on the Ocean." After three years away from the recording studio, Toad returned to the mainstream with Dulcinea, which again found one of its singles, "Fall Down," in heavy radio rotation. After six albums and a substantial string of hits, the group disbanded in 1998. Phillips began touring as a solo act after Toad the Wet Sprocket's demise, and has released 5 solo records. In 2006, while supporting the Mr Lemons album, he also toured North American with a reunited Toad the Wet Sprocket. Toad has toured off and on since that time.

Jonathan Kingham is a folk, pop and jazz musician from Nashville. In addition touring behind his own music he is currently playing keyboard and guitars with Toad the Wet Sprocket supporting the release of New Constellation

Artist sites and sounds: www.glenphillips.com and   www.jonathankingham.com

Moustache Harbor


They call it Yacht Rock -- San Francisco's Hottest Party Band—Selling out Big SF Venues multiple nights!

Sat. Nov. 5 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

This is a soft rock party explosion.  Do you like the Eagles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, UB40, Boston, Toto, Jacson Browne, Lionel Richie, Elton John, Boz Scaggs? Do you like non-stop hits? A band that puts on a show?  Dancing all night long?

Mustache Harbor is San Francisco's newest and most happening party band. With recent sell-out shows at Slim's, Bimbo's 365 Club and standing ovations received at appearances at The Fillmore and Outside Lands Festival Mustache Harbor have brought a whole new unstoppable party sensation to the scene.  In their own words: “Our mission, our destiny, is simple, to build a mustache army capable of creating a Soft Rock Explosion the likes of which has not been seen since the days when Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Ace, Kenny Loggins and The Little River Band, to name but a few, created A.M. Gold. So Join us! party with us, live with us, work out at the dojo with us, sing with us, slap on a stash and drink from our bountiful coconuts filled with delicious grooves and tasty hooks.”  

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

Gary Blackburn plus UTURN    1pm matinee


A Benefit For Compassionate Friends of Santa Cruz

Sun. Nov. 6 at 1pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Gary Blackburn: It's Gary's birthday, and he's celebrating with a special party to benefit Compassionate Friends of Santa Cruz! Singer songwrighter Gary Blackburn brings together his smooth vocals and stylized guitar picking to the Country Rock, Folk and Blues genre. Over the years, Gary has developed his own style, blending old school with contemporary into his originals and selected covers. Gary's originals weave stories of love, joy, forgiveness, and the paths we choose. His well-rounded repertoire will have you sitting back listening, and then getting up on the dance floor shaking what you've got!

UTURN: 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.

The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to families experiencing the death of a son, daughter, brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.reverbnation.com/garyblackburn7 and www.reverbnation.com/uturn2

Compassionate Friends of  Santa Cruz:  www.tcfsantacruz.com

The Lonely Heartstring Band  7pm Concert


Soaring bluegrass. “ They made my hair stand on end." ~Darol Anger

Sun. Nov. 6  at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

The Lonely Heartstring Band: This multi-talented group of musicians is a Bluegrass quintet insofar as they're far greater than the sum of its parts, but unlike a traditional Bluegrass band, their music stretches far beyond any genre-specific title. Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music. Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future.  

"These guys are as close to the Real Deal as it is possible to get. They made my hair stand on end." ~Darol Anger

Artist sites and sounds: www.lonelyheartstringband.com

Har Mar Superstar


What a career from fun-loving, beats-based music pioneer to angry arena crowd opener to soul music crooner

Tue. Nov. 8 at 8pm
$15 adv./ $15 door ALL STANDING–AGES 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Har Mar Superstar has gone through a plethora of phases, ranging from fun-loving, beats-based music pioneer (he and Peaches shared stages early on) to angry arena crowd opener to soul music crooner.  His last album Bye Bye 17 opened a lot of people's minds to his songwriting prowess, which has existed since day one of his career.  For years, Tillmann was an artist's artist when The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gossip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many other legends decided to collaborate and/or take him on tour.  Different phases of his career brought him fame through the fickle worlds of indie, British pop, LA DJ-dom, and New York night crawling.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.harmarsuperstar.com

Archie Fisher


The Scottish folk legend returns with his first album in seven years, “A Silent Song”

Wed. Nov. 9  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


Beloved worldwide as one of the finest traditional singers of all time, MBE Archie Fisher is recognized as Scotland's foremost folk troubadour with a career spanning over four decades. A talent that transcends generations and genres (Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit had him sing on their song, “The Work”), Fisher came out of the vital UK folk scene that spawned the Incredible String Band, John Renbourn, Steeleye Span and Bert Jansch. It's been seven years since Fisher's last release, Windward Away, a collection of introspective ballads that evoke the wild and rough beauty of the Scottish border country. On September 18, Fisher will return with his first album in seven years, A Silent Song, on Red House Records.

Artist sites and sounds: www.redhouserecords.com/artists/archie-fisher

Butch Hancock & Son Rory


Texas legend, Butch of super group The Flatlanders, and son Rory

Thu. Nov. 10 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent


Butch Hancock: A world traveling troubadour with a long string of recorded songs and albums, Butch Hancock has been called "one of the finest songwriters of our time" and is acknowledged by his peers and critics alike as one of the premiere singer-songwriters Texas has ever produced. His tunes evoke mystical visions of wind-swept dry-plains and his lyrics are profoundly imaginative, often displaying for his listeners the miracles that occur in the ordinary through creative irony and metaphors. His lyrical style has often been compared to that of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie and his songs have been covered by the likes of Emmylou Harris. Hancock is also a member of renowned country rock super-group, The Flatlanders, along with his lifelong friends, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, a band they formed in 1972.

Rory Hancock: Fresh out of high school, Rory has been Butch's hot lead guitar player for the last three years. He graduated from the single string of his early days of mastering yoyo tricks to the six string of his guitar.

Artist sites and sounds: www.butchhancock.net

Golden State –Lone Star Blues Revue

Featuring: Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh, Jim Pugh, Wes Star, RW Grigsby

Cross country California / Texas Blues Super group play each show like it is their first – smokin' hot

Fri. Nov. 11 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Blues Supergroup GOLDEN STATE - LONE STAR BLUES REVUE features Grammy-nominated Harp Blower/Vocalist/ Bandleader MARK HUMMEL with guitar legends ANSON FUNDERBURGH (Anson & The Rockets), keyboardist JIM PUGH (Robert Cray Band, Etta James, Chris Issak) plus drummer WES STARR (Anson & The Rockets) and bassist RW GRIGSBY.  The all-star cross country melding of California musicians Hummel and Grigsby with Texans Funderburgh and Starr, "is all about 5 guys who have been playing music all their lives, but each night play with the excitement and energy of their first gig”.  GOLDEN STATE - LONE STAR BLUES REVUE's self-titled debut album, recorded by Kid Andersen at the famed Greaseland Studio in San Jose, CA, and co-produced by Funderburgh & Hummel, was released on April 15, 2016 .

Artist sites and sounds:   www.markhummel.com/golden_state.html

Fleetwood Mask


Long Awaited
Return of  The
Ultimate Tribute
to Fleetwood Mac 

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

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

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

Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Septet with silent Cartoon Films plus Robert Strong's Comedy and Magic 2pm Matinee



The Music Of Looney Toons, Warner Bros. Cartoons, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, plus Cartoons, A Comedy & Magic show, and a cartoon historian.  Big fun.

Sun Nov. 13 at 2pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

"Jeff Sanford's septet has won fans around the Bay Area with its high-spirited renditions of classics by Raymond Scott, Jelly Roll Morton, John Kirby and others set to silent films, cartoons, and live performances." -- Randy McMullen / San Jose Mercury News.  Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Septet in a live performance of the delightful and whimsical music of the classic cartoons, accompanied by silent films, comedy, and magic. Presented by Montuno Productions.  They play the eccentric, highly entertaining and challenging music of American composer Raymond Scott. Among other icons, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington are represented, as is Charlie Shavers, the brilliant trumpeter, composer and arranger who “jazzed the classics” for the John Kirby Sextet in the 1930s.  This music is known to millions around the world—it was the soundtrack to 120 classic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons. The first public appearance of the Cartoon Jazz Orchestra was at the 2003 Stanford Jazz Festival, and the group has been performing regularly ever since. They appeal to young children who love the great variety of instruments and sounds, older adults who remember the original cartoons, and music lovers of all ages who appreciate the sophisticated, out-of-the-box compositions and performances. Audiences everywhere are blown away by their virtuosity. 

The show will also feature a comedy and magic performance by Robert Strong  and silent films presented by film historian Paul Etcheverry

Artist sites and sounds:   http://cartoonjazzorchestra.com/home

Baby Gramps
plus Jayme Kelly Curtis & Ukulele Dick
7pm Concert


Gramps, "The Salvador Dali of Folk Music" and Jayme & Dick play rags, jazz, & blues from the 20's & 30's and more

Sun. Nov. 13 at 7pm
$10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Baby Gramps: "The Salvador Dali of Folk Music" Baby Gramps is an energetic humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays a National Steel guitar, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues from the 20's & 30's, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing. According to an article in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is acknowledged as one of the top 50 most influential musicians in the last 100 years.

He will be telling stories about, and doing songs from 7 films he participated in during the last year or so.  One of the films, a jug band documentary made by a Mid West renowned film maker, filmed Baby Gramps at Don Quixote's. He is also celebrating his most recent CD with the Holy Modal Rounders that was mixed for three years in Chicago and New York. If you have never caught Baby Gramps live, this is your chance -- he's a performer so distinctive you'll never forget it.

Jayme Kelly Curtis & Ukulele Dick:  opens the show with hot pickin', soulful croonin' with  special guest George “Harmonica” Gault

Artist sites and sounds:  www.babygramps.com and http://purrgirl.com

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thompsen plus Hollis Peach


Double Duo's featuring Dan & Laurel with Hollis Peach

Wed. Nov. 16 at 7:30pm
 $10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thompsen:  Meeting via a chance YouTube sighting and fueled by rare musical chemistry, eclectic Roots-Folk songwriters Dan Frechette, guitar/harmonica/vocals & Laurel Thompsen violin/vocals prove that musical magic is not only possible, but as described by The Monterey Herald, “a match made in heaven”. Lyrically refreshing and musically diverse, since finally meeting in person in early 2013, this Canadian-American duo is making up for lost time. Logging over 150 concerts per year throughout the U.S. and Canada, they have already released three radio charting albums of their diverse and uplifting original material. Dan and Laurel take to the stage with exuberance, and as a concert reviewer in Tappen, British Columbia wrote, with “their energy, winsome personalities, and toe tapping rhythms, keep audiences engaged with every song”.

Hollis Peach , a folk duo based out of Ashland OR, pulls inspiration from the folk revival of the 60s and 70s, Contemporary Indie & Psych Folk, Americana, and Gospel.  Hollis Peach relies on well crafted songs and velvety harmonies.  The two members ( Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert) come, originally, from Pennsylvania, and are founding members of another folk-band, Patchy Sanders.  Captivating song themes include dreams, after-life, wild-lands, stream-of-conciousness and an adventurous cover or two.

Artist sites and sounds: www.danandlaurel.ca/Home.html and www.hollispeach.com

featuring Dave Hebert of JGB


Featuring some of the country's most celebrated Grateful Dead tribute artists!  

Thu. Nov. 17 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Climb aboard for the inaugural launch of GRATEFUL SPACESHIP – a collection of some of the Bay Area's – and the country's – most celebrated Grateful Dead tribute artists.  GRATEFUL SPACESHIP seeks to explore the outer limits of both space and time while treating the crowd to a big, long night of killer live Grateful Dead music performed by: Dave Hebert (JGB) – Guitar / Nick Sandoval (The Eleven) – Guitar / Mitch Stein (CRYPTICAL) – Keyboards / Stephen Ramirez (CRYPTICAL) – Bass /Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends) – Drums. Blast off and bring your friends, as a night with GRATEFUL SPACESHIP is sure to be out of this world. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.daveabear.com/p/bio_25.html and  www.crypticalband.com

John Craigie plus Mark Mooney


If poignant John Prine and funny Mitch Hedberg had a baby the resulting product would resemble John Craigie

Fri. Nov. 18 at 8pm

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


John Craigie: If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It's no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage. The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe. While touring solo and with the likes of Todd Snider, the Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, and center camp at Burning Man.

Mark Mooney's songs explore the richness of living: the challenges, setbacks and triumphs. Mark engages the listener not only during songs but between songs as well. The night is not complete without a few good belly laughs.

Artist sties and sounds: www.johncraigiemusic.com and https://myspace.com/marksmooney
and https://www.facebook.com/events/183530565402337/

Peter Rowan plus David Addington & Scott Liess

Benefit Concert for “The Wise Women Channel”

Grammy-award winner, six-time Grammy nominee Peter Rowan
is also a super live entertainer.  Up close and personal tonight!

Sat. Nov. 19 at 8pm
   $20 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent

Peter Rowan: Grammy-award winner, six-time Grammy nominee, and 2015 IBMA Award winner Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades.   From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborations, and constant touring.

David Addington & Scott Liess:  local powerhouses bring a sweet blend of smokey Americana.

The Wise Women's Channel: A free online documentary platform bringing the wisdom of today's tribal leaders, medicine women, and teachers to the world: wisewomenschannel.com

Artist sties and sounds: www.peter-rowan.com

Gabriel Gordon & Jon Dryden   2pm Matinee


Santa Cruzan Gabriel who toured and recorded with Natalie Merchant for 15 years plays his first hometown showcase venue concert

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

Gabriel Gordon started touring and recording with Natalie Merchant on the Lilith Fair Tour in 1998 all the way through the Summer of 2015. He released 5 of his own albums and will release his 6th this Autumn. He's toured and recorded with Laurie Anderson, Idina Menzel, Nena, Leona Naess, Soup Dragons, Lokua Kanza, Bob Dylan and George Benson. He's shared stages with Bruce Springsteen, Paula Cole, Indigo Girls, Sarah MacLaughlin, Tété and Meshell N'Degeocello. He recently released a very original and  stunning debut Light Blue Movers album - Atlas on Ropeadope Records along with Adrian Harpham, Deron Johnson and Jonathan Levy. Nightshades is yet another project that recently saw the light of day that shines the light on the power trio setting with Aaron Johnston and Jonathan Levy as well. 

Jon Dryden: Berklee College of music pianist with credits from Nora Jones to David Byrne.

Artist sties and sounds: http://gabrielgordonmusic.com and www.facebook.com/jondryden

The Inciters plus Disiac Thanksgiving Eve Rockin' Soul Dance Party


Bringing you those soul funk and rock flavors that taste great with everything!

Wed. Nov. 23 at 7:30pm
$8 adv./$8 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Inciters : “ Half of the songs on Soul Clap are originals (the other half are covers of obscure gems from the Northern Soul era) with a choreographed stage show to match. the beauty of covering obscure soul songs from the past mixed with originals is that it is difficult to tell which is which. The originals are that good. The songs weave the horn section through each arrangement giving each song the layered and organic approach that defies most of today's soul music both by inspiration and passion. Although the original songs could have been written in the late 50's and early 60's in Memphis or Detroit, they don't ring nostalgic or derivative. It's not the listener who is being transported to another place and time, but the best music of a near-forgotten era being brought to our modern time; We are much in need of real music like this.”  No Depression

Disiac: (de-ze-ak) The passion, spirit and energy of funk. Disiac blends inspiration from the likes of Sly and the Family Stone, Rufus, and Pimps of Joytime with their own coastal flavor to create funk, soul, and rock with an unquenchable California groove. The result is an intoxicating concoction of exhilarating, organic live music.Through chunky James Brown-style guitar riffs, fierce and soulful vocals, dirty bass licks and psychedelic electric vibraphone, Disiac hypnotizes audiences into a dance frenzy.   Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/theinciters/ and   www.disiacband.com

Locomotive Breath


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

Fri. Nov. 25 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 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; Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, 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, drummer Rob Ouse, and saxophonist / Flutist, Terrel Eaton

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

Zeppelin Live
Powerhouse Led Zeppelin Concert Experience


Sat. Nov. 26 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

ZEPPELIN LIVE is California's Regional, National & International touring LED ZEPPELIN tribute band. Founded as HEARTBREAKER in 1999, ZepLive captures the sound and arrangements of Led Zeppelin's studio recordings, while recreating the live experience of a Zeppelin concert with period instruments and costumes. They have performed all over North America and Internationally for audiences of up to 10,000 strong, recreating a true Led Zeppelin Concert Experience.Zeppelin Live delivers a show that's fun for all ages, playing all the familiar hits like Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Kashmir, Black Dog, Rock n Roll, Heartbreaker and All of My love, just to name a few.

Artist site and sounds: www.zeplive.com


"A seriously joyous, masterly musical experience." -- Tom Clancy, Irish Music Magazine

Molly's Revenge, Christa Burch, The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers

Thu. Dec. 1 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent


Join Molly's Revenge and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with the Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers for an evening of music, song, and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new from many lands, all played with a Celtic twist. You'll have an opportunity to join in and sing some of your favorite carols, and our dancing guests will surely set your toes tapping. Born of the timeless tradition of the all-night music session, Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious on-stage enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, and song -- set against a backdrop of guitar, bouzouki, and mandola accompaniment -- guarantee an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. The new Winter Dance CD featuring music from the show will be available at the concerts . Singer and bodhrán player Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate -- and instantly recognizable. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.mollysrevenge.com and www.christaburch.com

Henry Kaiser with Walkers plus Evil Genius
7pm Concert


Adventures in free spirit guitar, looping and experimental jazz

Sun. Dec. 4 at 7pm
  $10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Henry Kaiser with Walkers:   Fearless musical Audionauts, Henry Kaiser and brothers, Bill and Rick Walker bring a huge array of styles to bear on a night of unbounded improvisation.   Expect anything from World music to American popular styles, Free Improvisation to Jazz, Melodic Minimalism to Found Sound.

Evil Genius (Portland/Los Angeles) is a forward-marching experimental jazz trio made up of Max Kutner on guitars (Grandmothers of Invention, Magic Band, Alphonso Johnson), Stefan Kac on tuba (Milo Fine, Jon Armstong, Hammerstein) and Michael "Bonepocket" Lockwood on drums and percussion. The band's unique sound has drawn comparisons to groups as wide-ranging as the Minutemen, This Heat, Captain Beefheart to jazz figures like John McLaughlin, Steve Lacy, Henry Threadgill and many more. Their debut album, "Bitter Human" was released in 2015 .

Artist sites and sounds:  www.henrykaiserguitar.com and http://billwalkermusic.com and http://evilevilgeniusgenius.com & http://evilgeniustrio.bandcamp.com

The Steel Wheels


From The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound 

Tue. Dec. 6 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

“What sets The Steel Wheels from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia apart from many bands is the combination of their stellar instrumentals, accentuated by the one of a kind lead vocal of Wagler, and keenly supported by strong harmonies. Eric Brubaker on fiddle, Jay Lapp on mandolin, and Brian Dickel on bass weave in and out intricately throughout this record, painting vivid imagery which flows effortlessly, just teasing the lyrics enough to allow them to resonate within you.”  Country Standard Time. 

Home, family, community (further evidenced in the band's annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival), a sense of belonging, seeking and finding, the pendulum of gains and losses—these are the Big Issues embedded into the fabric of Leave Some Things Behind , an album that promises to be as enduringly relevant for the listener as it will always remain for the dedicated artists who poured their hearts and souls into its creation.

Artist sites and sounds: www.thesteelwheels.com

Laurence Juber Trio


LJ celebrates the release of his seasonal album Holidays & Hollynights plus more special treats

Wed Dec. 7 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Laurence Jube r is a Grammy award-winning acoustic guitarist who fuses jazz, blues and folk with a unique fingerstyle guitar voice.  First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney's Wings, this world renowned guitar virtuoso creates multi-faceted performances that belie the use of only one acoustic guitar.  For this show he will be featured in a trio setting, with double bassist Domenic Genova and drummer Michael Jochum, to celebrate the release of his seasonal album Holidays & Hollynights, his 24th release. As well as getting into the Christmas spirit, he'll debut some new Beatles arrangements and finish the night with an electric guitar set. 

“One of the world's most remarkable acoustic guitarists.” - The South China Post

“A Master!“-  Pete Townshend, The Who

Artist sites and sounds:     www.laurencejuber.com

Handsome Family


“Far From Any Road” was picked as the True Detective Season 1 theme song

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

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Husband and wife duo The Handsome Family will release their 10th studio album ‘Unseen' on September 16th via Virtual Label, their first release since their unexpected worldwide fame when their song “Far From Any Road” was picked as the True Detective Season 1 theme song. With its unique mix of country instrumentation and intriguing surrealist lyricism, the album explores the unseen stories, people, and places of the American West, where members Brett and Rennie Sparks live (Albuquerque, NM) and shines a light on the obscure and forgotten.

The Handsome Family's greatest gift lies in its tremendous talent for painting vivid, sometimes terrifying pictures with every word— NPR 

Words that in their everyday surrealism have no parallel in contemporary writing---Music that mines the deep veins of fatalism in the Appalachian voice — GREIL MARCUS

The Handsome Family's absorbing vision of decay and entropy is quietly unsettling, and makes most other modern roots music seem like child's play—MOTHER JONES

Artist sites and sounds:   www.handsomefamily.com

Buy your tickets now at: http://handsomefam2016felton.eventbrite.com

Uncle Bonsai  2pm Matinee


Imagine if Tim Burton hijacked the Andrew's Sisters en route to a Sondheim festival along with The Beatles and Tom Lehrer


Sun. Dec. 11 at 2pm
  $15 adv./$15 door   seated <21 w/parent

Uncle Bonsai : “A folk-pop trio from Seattle, performs funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop” - NY Times.  Imagine what might happen if Tim Burton hijacked the Andrew's Sisters en route to a Stephen Sondheim festival with The Beatles and Tom Lehrer in the sidecar; you'd get Seattle super-harmonizers Uncle Bonsai. With just three voices and an acoustic guitar, Uncle Bonsai presents an often dizzying vocal array of intricate harmony. Their songs, dark and hilarious at times, just as often delight with moments of great insight and beauty. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.unclebonsai.com

Dave Holodiloff Band
Enchanted Winter Holiday Hoedown!

7pm Concert

For fans of Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Reggae, Rock & Folk, the music will delight and surprise

Sun. Dec. 11 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door   seated <21 w/parent

The Dave Holodiloff Band is coming to Don Quixotes International Music Hall for an Enchanted Winter Holiday Hoedown guaranteed to delight and inspire. The band plays with serious precision, inventive improvisation, and explosive energy to create music at home in the concert hall and the dance hall. The program will feature an exciting blend of original music and holiday favorites from Dave's recording “Enchanted Winter”. Inventive arrangements and imaginative improvisations will make this a night of music to remember. There will be a CD sale on “Enchanted Winter ” to celebrate the evening. For fans of Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Folk, or Funk, the music will delight and surprise.

 About the Album:  " Enchanted Winter" is a collection of traditional holiday songs of the season sure to bring the sparkle to your next celebration. The engaging string rhythms range from upbeat Bluegrass banjo on "Joy To The World" and "Auld Lang Syne", to scintillating Gypsy Jazz "Jingle Bells" and "Deck The Halls", and even an acoustic funk Jazz arrangement of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," balanced with a mix of touching traditionals like "Silent Night" and "The First Noel." The album's diverse and soulful sound is created by an array of string instruments including mandolin, octave mandolin, nylon string guitar, steel string guitar, banjo, and string bass. This all comes together under Dave Holodiloff's artful arranging and expressive mandolin playing, making for a fun and exciting holiday album.

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

Star La'Moan & The Kitchenettes plus Speakeasy 3    RAUCOUS SOLSTICE PARTY


Delta & Chicago Blues, Gypsy Jazz, Swamp Rock and R&B meets Prohibition Era Chestnuts & a Burlesque Dancer

Wed. Dec. 21 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

Star La'Moan & The Kitchenettes: Star La'Moan, aka Marla Stone Lyons, is a diversely talented performing artist and producer.  Star La'Moan was created in Palo Alto where she and her 10 piece band shared stages with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Taj Mahal. Her latest creation, Star La'Moan and The Kitchenettes, developed organically in the Kuumbwa Jazz Center's kitchen where she has volunteered for several years. And the crew keeps growing! Predominately a New Orleans sound, the band also plays Mississippi Delta & Chicago Blues, Dirges, Standards, Gypsy Jazz, Swamp Rock, Torch Songs, Marches, R&B and more, hence the tag, ‘Everything AND the kitchen sink. '

Speakeasy 3: Joining this stellar evening will be “Speakeasy 3” who started out in Santa Cruz, California in 2014 with the sound of a band from 1924, featuring guitar/banjitar, clarinet, and a vocals specializing in tunes from the Prohibition Era and beyond. Over time, more instruments were added to the ensemble and now Speakeasy 3 often performs with bass, saxophones, drums, and occasionally trumpet.  For the Solstice, we have a special treat; a Burlesque dancer.



An Electrifying 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

Fri. Dec. 30 at 8pm
$25 adv./$24 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

Christie Lenée


Her unique guitar work is compared to Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell meets Dave Matthews –and what a voice!

Tue. Jan. 31 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Christie Lenée's unique guitar work is often compared to Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell meets Dave Matthews, delivering profound instrumental compositions with heartfelt, consciously uplifting songs. Christie Lenée's pieces have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim in Nashville, live on National Television and Radio, on stage with artists such as Tim Reynolds  (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band), Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls, and Stanley Jordan to name a few. Her most recent album "Live at the Hideaway Cafe" was one of three finalists for "Best Album of 2014" (Indie Acoustic Project Awards), including the song "Love Who You Are" nominated for a 2016 Posi Award in the category "Songs for Personal Transformation. ”

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

Concert Programmer and Booking Contact:
Tom Miller: email tmm@cruzio.com
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