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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


Tony Furtado

 



According to David Lindley Tony has his black-belt in voice and bottleneck guitar

Mon. Dec. 5 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

“Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt. He has his black-belt in voice and bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me.” – David Lindley, musical adventurer.  Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he's also an accomplished sculptor, but that's another story). All of the music of America is in Tony's music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: “True talent doesn't need categories.”  His latest CD is called The Bell. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.tonyfurtado.com

The Steel Wheels plus David Jacobs-Strain

 



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

The Steel Wheels: “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.

David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon.  He's known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon; his live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll.

Artist sites and sounds: www.thesteelwheels.com  and  www.davidjacobs-strain.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 plus Drunken Prayer

 



“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

Drunken Prayer :  Morgan Geer, who performs solo and with band as Drunken Prayer, splits residence between Asheville, NC and Portland, OR. KCRW, LA calls Drunken Prayer, “a quintessential slice of backwoods poetry”. The Portland Mercury describes Geer as “the bastard child of Tom Waits and Merle Haggard”.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.handsomefamily.com  and http://drunkenprayer.com

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

 

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


Patterson Hood of The Drive-By Truckers
plus Jesse Daniel Duo



Fri. Dec. 9 at 9pm
$22 adv./$22 door Dance – ages 21 +

Patterson Hood, leader of, the Drive-By Truckers and master songwriter was born into a musical family, with his father (David Hood) serving as the longtime bassist for studio legends the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.  Patterson began writing songs at the tender age of eight, and by the time he was 14 he was playing guitar in a local rock band.  Eventually he was fronting the popular country and rock band Drive-By Truckers and engaging in his solo career with an outstanding list of albums to his credit.  

Jesse Daniel Duo:  Americana/ Country from Santa Cruz, CA "Raised in an old barn, deep in a mountain range, up-and-coming songwriter Jesse Daniel possesses an authenticity one would only find in a person who has lived the highs and lows he sings about. With classic country influence, and notes of blues driven rock & roll,

Artist sites and sounds:   http://pattersonhood.com   and www.jessedanielmusic.com

Buy your tickets now at:  https://phoodfelton2016.eventbrite.com


Buy your tickets now at:  https://phoodfelton2016.eventbrite.com

Hollywood Holidays — A Youth Vocal Journey 1pm Matinee

 



A magical musical ride, with some of your favorite Holiday, Broadway and Disney classics.

Sat. Dec. 10 at 1pm
$7 adv./$7 door seated <21 w/parent

A PERFORMANCE VOCAL PRESENTATION

Come join Performance Vocal, as some of their most experienced young vocalists aged 8-18, entertain you. Performance Vocal, and singer owner Bobbie Ward, takes pride in presenting you with a high energy, entertaining show, filled with fun and amazing charismatic talent.  Bobbie Ward, has been teaching and nurturing a select group of talented vocalists in the area for the last 18 years.   Performance Vocal has had students invited to private auditions for 'The Voice', 'America's Got Talent', and ‘American Idol,' as well as singing and writing for Disney and Nickelodeon. Bobbie Ward, who is no stranger to stage and television herself,  has opened and toured with many  major stars, and has recorded in  Nashville, Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

Artist sites and sounds:   http://performance-vocal.com

Painted Mandolin


 



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

Sat. Dec. 10 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

How do you possibly spice up the acoustic musical gumbo cooked up by Jerry Garcia over his 50 years of pickin'? You need more than great players, you need highly creative, innovative, spice masters to make it hot and fresh and imminently danceable. You need Painted Mandolin! 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. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.paintedmandolin.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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

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

Mike Renwick's Holiday Deluxe

 



Dazzling synthesis of acoustic 60's and 70's folk and rock with a hard-hitting R&B horn section

Wed. Dec. 14 at 8pm
$10 adv./$15 door dance- ages 21+

The legacy grows with a new show every year.  Dazzling synthesis of acoustic 60's and 70's folk and rock with a hard-hitting R&B horn section.  Mike opens the evening with an acoustic set adding one musician at a time until the full blown ensemble rocks your socks off.  Enjoy holiday cheer and dig this electric & acoustic extravaganza! Mike Renwick's musical education started in Europe in 1965 playing rhythm and blues with various English bands. Mike has been touring since 1967.

Artist sites and sounds: www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikerenwick

Peter Case

 



Three time Grammy nominee his passion and imagination and spans genres, including folk, blues, and rock

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

Peter Case: Three time Grammy nominee, Peter Case's work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case came to the Bay area in 1973 and worked as a street musician and played in the seminal power pop group The Nerves, before moving to Los Angeles to form the Plimsouls, landing a deal with Geffen Records. The Plimsouls achieved success with the hit single, “A Million Miles Away,” which landed them a role in the movie Valley Girl, as the band performing during the club scenes. Case's 1986 solo Geffen Record debut revealed deep roots in folk and blues, and earned him his first Grammy nomination for the song “Old Blue Car” as well as the Number 1 spot on the NY Time's 1986 Best CDs list. Six CDs later, Case earned another nomination for Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, a remarkable collection of songs that features Case's voice and a single guitar. It's clear that Case is a major talent on the Americana troubadour landscape.

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

The Carolyn Sills Combo
6th Annual Santa is Real Show!

 



Classic 1950s holiday tunes, followed by a set of signature western swing and vintage country songs

Fri. Dec. 16 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door   dance- ages 21+

Back by popular demand for a sixth year, The Carolyn Sills Combo wants to get you in the holiday spirit with their annual 'Santa is Real' holiday show. This year the Combo will mix it up a bit, with a set of classic 1950s holiday tunes, followed by a set of their signature western swing and classic country songs. Get ready to hear many of your 1950s holiday favorites, swung by these local western heroes - Gerard Egan, Charlie Joe Wallace, Jim Norris, Sunshine Jackson and Carolyn - followed by original tunes off their 2016 release, Dime Stories Vol 2, which has been nominated for western swing album of the year by the Academy of Western Artists. Bring your friends, bring your neighbors.  Let's all get down and egg noggy for one last Carolyn Sills Combo show in 2016!

Artist sites and sounds: www.carolynsills.com

Santa Cruz's Dead

 



Paying homage to the Grateful Dead's historic acoustic/electric shows of the 1980's

Sat. Dec. 17 at 8:30pm
  $15 adv./$15 door dance- ages 21+

Santa Cruz's Dead featuring Matt Hartle , Jerry Brown , Arindam Krishna das , Roger Sideman and Mark Corsolini , will be paying homage to the Grateful Dead's historic acoustic/electric shows of the 1980's at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and the Warfield in San Francisco.he band will perform one long acoustic set, followed by one long electric set . 

Artists sites and sounds: http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76

Wendy Treat's  First CD Release Party
   7pm Concert

 



With special guests: Tammi Brown, Patti Maxine, Pipa Pinion,Dave Egan, Dan Frechette, Laurel Thomsen, Jay Bowyer, Ron Clegg, Gary Cunningham, and Laura Devine Burnett

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

Wendy Treat's FIRST CD RELEASE PARTY with special guests: Dave Egan, Dan Frechette, Laurel Thomsen, Patti Maxine, Jay Bowyer, Ron Clegg, Gary Cunningham, Laura Devine Burnett, Tammi Brown, and Pipa Pinion!  Wendy Treat has been writing songs since 1981.  A teacher of special needs students for the past 30 years, Wendy has taught in Jamaica and in Hawaii as well as in California.  She moved to Santa Cruz in 2008, and  earned a doctorate in education from UCSC in 2013.  All through the years, while traveling, teaching and raising 4 children, Wendy wrote songs that reflected the joy and the sorrows that come from a life well-lived. There is a distinctive Hawaiian-style sound in her songs, as well as some Jamaican gospel influences. Wendy began recording her songs just two years ago, working with Dave Egan and a "village" of local talent. Years in the making, the CD is finally done!  Come join in the celebration! 

Artists sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/Wendy-Treat-Singer-Songwriter-1173595109386940/

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.

Le Boeuf Brothers

 



Internationally acclaimed Santa Cruz jazz artists living in NYC return home for a special performance

Fri. Dec. 23 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

The Le Boeuf Brothers are "talented musicians and award-winning composers who channel their influences, environments, and resources into works that reflect their own identities." (All About Jazz).  Pianist Pascal Le Boeuf and saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf "pursue a hyper-fluent streamlined modern ideal" (New York Times) with "an impressive level of sophistication." (San Francisco Chronicle). Their latest project imaginist is a full-length album in collaboration with JACK Quartet, one of New York's premier string quartets devoted to contemporary classical music. The Le Boeuf Brothers' recent awards include Independent Music Awards for Best Jazz Album and Best Eclectic Album in 2015, New Jazz Works Commissions from Chamber Music America in 2011 & 2015, a Van Lier Fellowship in 2010, an Astral Grant from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts in 2008, 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition in 2010 and numerous honors from the ASCAP foundation.  The Le Boeuf Brothers frequently tour internationally and have performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. Le Boeuf Brothers are Remy Le Boeuf - Also Sax, Pascal Le Boeuf – Piano,Zach Ostroff – Bass, and Bram Kincheloe - Drums

Artist sites and sounds:    www.leboeufbrothers.com

Troubadour & Friends

 



Blues, World Beat, Reggae Rockers with bevy of special guests

Wed. Dec. 28 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door   Dance – ages 21 +

Troubadour and Friends, Santa Cruz's Own original Blues, World Beat, Reggae Rockers since 1995 mix up the beats & rhythms from their favorite mentors. Santana, Grateful Dead, Steve Miller, & Bob Marley to name few that have influenced their originals. Troubadour, members Jerome Bernier, Mike Lewis, Norm the Storm, John Villegas, Todd Reed, will also back up to support a lineup of special guests from the following bands:  The Crew, Present Tense, Something Else, Higher UPs, and Metamorphis to create an evening of Giving Thanx to our Community and Ancestors.  We are playing in support of our Native American Families on the Standing Rock front line protest of the Dakota Access Line. The Sioux have a Peace Treaty which should be upheld and the Sacred Land they've protected for so long. Proceeds and gifts will be donated to the cause.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/troubadour.santacruz

Peppino D'Agostino with Jeff Campitelli 

 



Acoustic Guitar & Percussion Giants   /   Peppino is a guitarist of huge artistic soul and unbridled talent and passion

Thu. Dec. 29 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$17 door seated <21 w/parent

A young Sicilian artist left Italy over 30 years ago, with the dream of “playing with the greatest guitarists”.  Peppino has achieved his dream and he's now firmly planted in the “who's who” of the guitar world. Peppino D'Agostino emerged on the acoustic guitar scene in the early 80's as a leading member of the second wave of the great fingerstylists that helped redefine the instrument in the '90s. His remarkable technique, penchant for open tunings, and percussive effects are the basis of his unique compositional style which has been inspiring musicians and audiences alike for decades. Add to that his natural warmth, playfulness, and broad musical tastes and you have the recipe for what he calls “minestrone music”. D'Agostino's simultaneous immersion in the classical guitar and rock worlds, has culminated in his most recent solo recording, Penumbra, a mix of sophisticated yet melodic compositions.

Jeff Campitelli is a drummer who has most famously been associated with Joe Satriani on many of his albums as well as when he performs live. Jeff has been selected by Rolling Stone magazine as the 50th greatest drummer of all time.

Artist sites and sounds: http://peppinodagostino.com and  www.facebook.com/pages/Jeff-Campitelli/104107789626700


Foreverland



  TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE NYE THRILLER BALL

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


New Years Eve Celebration
The China Cats  Grateful Dead Tribute



Two giant electric sets following a special early acoustic set. Big NYE Liquid Light Show tonight! 

Sat. Dec. 31 at 8pm
$30 adv./$35 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 Sideman 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

Muriel Anderson with new Wonderlust Visual Show plus Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice

 



World-renowned guitar and harp guitar playing is highlighted by a backdrop of stunning visuals

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

Muriel Anderson's new Audio-visual show,”Wonderlust” is a must-see as well as a must-hear! Her world-renowned guitar and harp guitar playing is highlighted by a backdrop of stunning visuals by celebrated photo-artist Bryan Allen. The first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, Muriel has performed with country legend Chet Atkins, jazz great Les Paul, and continues to thrill audiences with her unique and joyous style. Muriel Anderson's renowned guitar and harp guitar playing is highlighted by a backdrop of stunning visuals by celebrated photo-artist and cinematographer Bryan Allen. Together they bring you on a musical and pictorial journey around the globe, full of joy and humanity, with new tunes, old favorites, stories, and images.

Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice bring their stellar brand of brother style duets from the porch to the stage!  Super tight close harmony singing and hot bluegrass pickin' are the order of the day when these guys get together. 

Artist sites and sounds: http://murielanderson.com and  Steve & Charlie at www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPyDEdJXsbI&feature=youtu.be




Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men plus Kingsborough

 

 



#1 of two big Coffis Brothers nights rocking DQ's—each night with a very special guest act joining them!            


Fri. Jan. 6 at 8pm

$10 adv./$10 door ALL STANDING ages 21 +

A GRAPEVYNE MUSIC RENDEZVOUS

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

Kingsborough: Driven by old soul and rock n' roll, Northern California-based, Kingsborough has created a huge following with their modern twist on authentic American roots rock. This independent group of musicians reflects the old school “Working Band” mentality with a heavy focus on raw high-energy performances. BAM magazine describes their performance as “rocking it like the big boys used to…..in the same way that Springsteen has always done.” Building a reputation for an incomparable live concert experience has lead Kingsborough to perform with Weezer, ZZ Top, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and many more.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.coffisbrothers.com  and   www.kingsboroughmusic.com

Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men plus McCoy Tyler Band



#2 of two big Coffis Brothers nights rocking DQ's—each night with a very special guest act joining them!

Sat. Jan.7 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door ALL STANDING ages 21 +

A GRAPEVYNE MUSIC RENDEZVOUS

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

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

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

Ronstadt Generations  7pm Concert

 



Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars.


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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family's musical traditions. Started by Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material. New compositions place them on the cutting edge of multiple, blended genres, stretching the boundaries of folk, blues, jazz and beyond. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. Individually and together, Stateside and across the pond, the trio's worldwide touring and recording credits include such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas, to name a few.

Artist sites and sounds: http://almaartistbooking.com/ronstadt-generations/

Brian Finnegan & William Coulter

 



Brian Finnegan is widely regarded as one of Ireland's most exciting and innovative traditional musicians

Wed. Jan 11 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

$15 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

Brian Finnegan & William Coulter: Brian Finnegan and William Coulter have been touring together since they first met at the Boxwood Music Camp in Nova Scotia back in 2009. They  released their first duo recording, Toward the Sun,  in early July 2014. Brian Finnegan is widely regarded as one of Ireland's most exciting and innovative traditional musicians, flaunting his flute and whistle with a flamboyance and flair.  ‘A thrilling talent, marvelous technical dexterity, bold musical imagination and urgency, combining playing of breathtaking suppleness and delicacy.' Scotland on Sunday. Finnegan is also acclaimed as a composer of tunes in the traditional style, amply attested to by his spectacular CD, ‘The Ravishing Genius of Bones.'  William Coulter is a Grammy Award winning guitarist. 

Artist sites and sounds:  http://williamcoulter.com/finnegan-coulter and http://williamcoulter.com/onelanebridge

Dave Stamey Cowboy Entertainer with Annie Lydon

 



Thu. Jan. 12 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charley Russell of Western Music.”  Western Horseman Magazine  has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time.  In 2010 True West Magazine  named  him Best Living Western Solo Musician. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today.  He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter of the Year  by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award  from the Academy of Western Artists. He's delighted audiences in twenty states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses.  Dave is joined by cowgirl vocalist Annie Lydon.

Artist sites and sounds: www.davestamey.com

Dead Winter Carpenters

 



Alt-Country and Bluegrass with a refined musical ability and a scarcely restrained tendency to let it all hang out

Fri. Jan. 13 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Dead Winter Carpenters: Reminiscent of genre-benders like Jack White, Chris Thile, and Sam Bush, Dead Winter Carpenters harmoniously blends refined musical ability with a scarcely restrained tendency to let it all hang out. The result is a controlled burn, a riveting sound, and a connection with fans that sells out shows and has the band sharing stages with the likes of Jason Isbell, Greensky Bluegrass, and Hard Working Americans. Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.”  

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

Pride & Joy  

 

 



Electrifying Motown & Rockin' Soul

Sat. Jan. 14 at 8pm
$17 adv./$17 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/

Runa

 



Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new “super-groups”,

 

Wed. Jan. 18 at 7:30pm
  $20 adv./$22 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new “super-groups”, RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music, since their formation in 2008.  Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of bluegrass, flamenco, blues, jazz, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. The group has been honoured internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and an Independent Music Award for Best World/Traditional Song.  RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley of Galway on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie Estes of Kentucky on the fiddle. 

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

Andy Fuhrman & Friends  plus  Cruz Control

Andy with Harpin Jonny, Patti Maxine, Dan Frechette, Jerry Whitney, Jimmy Norris and Cruz Control




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

An evening of KPIG inspired Country Classics and Country Folk Tunes

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

Andy Fuhrman & Friends: Taking KPIG Radio DJ Sleepy John's advice “You guys are great, a fun band with a great choice of songs and it really sounds good. I think this guy should be playing around town more", Andy Fuhrman brings together a powerhouse of iconic local musicians with his wonderful set of original tunes and covers to Don Quixote's for the first time. Before moving to Santa Cruz in 1971, Andy Fuhrman grew up on the streets of Brooklyn singing acapella doo-wop tunes. Since moving to town, he's developed a love for singing classic country tunes from artists such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Larry Hosford, John Prine, Guy Clark and Jerry Jeff Walker as well as country-folk artists Townes van Zandt, Gram Parsons and Tom Waits – mixed in with some Ray Charles and Van Morrison. This show brings together Andy's dream team of Harpin Jonny Troutner (Harmonica with Larry Hosford band), Patti Maxine (Steel Guitar), Dan Frechette (Lead Guitar), Jimmy Norris (Drums) and Jerry Whitney (Bass). Performing throughout Santa Cruz as a solo act and with a full band since 2009, Andy has begun playing in the western states and is planning a solo tour throughout the United States in 2017. Catch him while you can.

Cruz Control got together 5 years ago at a Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz meeting. Since then, they have blossomed into Santa Cruz's most requested trio. With Stan Parola on lead guitar, ukulele, vocals & harmonica, Gary (aka Sweet Pea) Cunningham plays bass, ukulele & backup vocals and rounding out the trio is Vince Tuzzi performing lead vocals, playing rhythm guitar and ukulele. For this concert the impeccable steel guitar playing of Ms. Patti Maxine will be sittin' in with them. Cruz Control's songs range from covers of Neil Young, Guy Clark, John Prine, Beatles, Jerry Jeff Walker, Traveling Wilbury's, Roy Orbison, Eric Clapton and the Eagles just to name a few. This is will be the bands fifth time to play Don Quixote's and they've always left the audience asking for more. All four are seasoned musicians with nothing but crowd-pleasing sounds to each concert they perform. This is one you do not want to miss.

Artist sites and sounds: www.andyfuhrman.com and Cruz Control  www.facebook.com/Cruz-Control-166542066831264/?ref=bookmarks


The Messiahs plus Tsunami Band



The Messiahs' Bob O'Neil and Ken Craft of SNAIL fame meet a rock and roll Tsunami

Fri. Jan 20 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

 

The Messiahs came into being when Bob O¹Neill and Ken Kraft recruited renowned drummer Jimmy Norris and bassist/vocalist extraordinaire, Craig Owens, to revive the great rockin¹ tradition of Santa Cruz¹s famed and fabled hard rock band, SNAIL. The result is a blend of the old, the new and the unexpected. Fasten your seatbelts, you¹re in for a wild ride.

Tsunami Band is an “out-the-gate, on-your-feet”, rock-n-roll dance band! Comprised of 5 eclectic veteran musicians, they play high energy music with roots in the 60's and 70's and 80's Classic Rock

Artist sites and sounds: www.tsunami-rocks.com

Greg Kihn Unplugged

 



Greg, who helped write the book on revolutionary west coast rock and roll, plays with Robert Berry

Sat. Jan. 21 at 8pm
$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

Greg Kihn : NBC called Greg Kihn “Rock's True Renaissance Man.”  His career stretches from the dawn of punk and indie rock to the discos of the 80's to the glory days of MTV.  As a pioneer with the legendary Beserkley Records, he helped write the book on revolutionary west coast rock and roll.  He's toured the world, had hit records, appeared on Saturday Night Live and American Bandstand, opened for the Rolling Stones, jammed with Bruce Springsteen, won the ASCAP and Midem Awards for his worldwide #1 hit JEOPARDY and THE BREAKUP SONG, was parodied by Weird Al Yankovic, lived the rockstar lifestyle to the hilt, won and lost several fortunes, and lived to tell about it. Greg is joined by guitarist and vocalist Robert Berry best known for his work with Hush, 3 (Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer of Emerson Lake & Palmer), Ambrosia, Alliance, and Los Tres Gusanos

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

Tempest

 



A hybrid of high-energy Celtic Rock with flavors of Scandinavia, India, African and Arabic countries

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

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a hybrid of high-energy Celtic Rock. But as the band has matured throughout the years, their music has morphed stylistically. World Music has seeped into Tempest's over all sound because the band members are drawn to traditional and ethnic music from around the globe. There has been a natural progression towards coloring Tempest's music with elements from Scandinavia, India, African and Arabic countries. Middle Eastern flavors, traditional Irish and Scottish Medleys mingle with Robert Burns poems, Norwegian lyrics and heavy rock instrumentals on Tempest's finest record to date.  Lief Sorbye, the founder of Tempest, has introduced unusual instruments into their own blend of world folk music. Keeping the spirits of the audience and the band uplifted through energetic and entertaining performances that span the spectrum from Celtic and Folk Festivals to Rock Clubs has always been the ultimate goal for Tempest.  

Artist sites and sounds:   www.tempestmusic.com

House of Floyd Dazzling Pink Floyd Tribute

 



Sat. Jan. 28 at 8pm
$17 adv./ $20 door seated <21 w/parent

The S.F. Bay Area's HOUSE OF FLOYD performs the music of Pink Floyd, and has gained a strong following for their unique ability to enthuse both the hard-core fans of the early adventurous Floyd and those who enjoy the songs and sound-scapes that later brought them widespread appeal. They capture the essence of each of the various Pink Floyd eras from the formative Syd Barrett days, through the 70's and the final post-Waters era.   House of Floyd is a 7-piece band that includes 2 bookend multi-instrumentalists that double on saxophone, keyboards and guitar, and 2 excellent female background vocalists.  The set lists on any given night might be from an actual Pink Floyd concert, or a custom HOUSE OF FLOYD mix.

Artist site and sounds:   www.houseoffloyd.com

Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble with Paul McCandless 7pm Concert

 

 



Indo Latin Jazz Live in Concert:  A CD Release Celebration.  The tempos of Brazil, Cuba, India and Spain

Sun. Jan 29 at 7pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Featuring Mariah Parker (composer, pianist, santurist), Grammy-winning woodwind virtuoso Paul McCandless (reeds and horns), Ancient Future bandleader Matthew Montfort (guitar), Ian Dogole (percussion) and Kash Killion (bass, cello). 

This concert celebrates the release of “Indo Latin Jazz: Live in Concert,” a recording project drawn from concerts at Yoshi's, Freight & Salvage, the Throckmorton Theatre, and TRI Studios. “Parker wrote the eight instrumental compositions on this exquisite collection of pieces that fuse Latin rhythms with influences from South America and India with a dash of straight-up American jazz. It's an intoxicating blend of East and West performed by musicians of astounding virtuosity. Like all the best jazz bands, this group is as disciplined as it is innovative, stopping on a dime when the composition calls for it and soaring into gorgeous landscapes of free association the next moment that are as pleasing as they are adventurous.” — Marin Independent Journal

Paul McCandless  has brought a soaring lyricism to his playing and composing that has been integral to the ensemble sound of two seminal world music bands, the original Paul Winter Consort and the relentlessly innovative quartet, Oregon. A gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer, McCandless has specialized in an unusually broad palette of both single and double reed instruments that reflect his grounding in both classical and jazz disciplines. 

Matthew Montfort  is the leader of Ancient Future, and pioneer of the scalloped fretboard guitar (an instrument combining qualities of the South Indian vina and the steel string guitar). His virtuoso playing earned him inclusion in the 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists list at DigitalDreamDoor.com

Ian Dogole  has articulated his vision of Global Fusion Music as a multipercussionist, bandleader and composer whose collaborations include Ancient Future and Hamza el Din

Artist sites and sounds:   http://mariahparkermusic.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

André Geraissati Legendary Brazilian Guitarist

 



Legendary São Paulo Brazilian Guitarist has charmed audiences from around the world

Thu. Feb. 2 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

André's path is one of the most emblematic within Brazilian instrumental music. Although working with music since the 60s, André Geraissati became known in the mainstream at the end of the 70s, with Grupo D'Alma. From 79 to 85 he was a part of this guitar trio, which, playing its own repertoire, with strong Brazilian characteristics, charmed audiences from all the world. With Grupo D'Alma, André played in the main international jazz festivals, establishing himself as one of the great talents of Brazilian guitar. 

Artist sites and sounds: http://andregeraissati.weebly.com

Aja Vu plays Steely Dan and Stealin'
Chicago plays Chicago

 



Sat. Feb. 4 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

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

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

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

Laura Love & Terry Hunt Duo 1pm-3pm Pre Super Bowl Matinee

 



Sun. Feb. 5 at 1pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Enjoy the remarkable Laura Love show that will end before the Super Bowl and then enjoy the game on our panorama of brand new big screens in the front room

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“(Laura Love) will shake the world.  The clincher is her live show--She's that rare artist who can slip from sensitive folk to hip-hop without skipping a beat.”  - Utne Reader.   Media, fans and record labels have struggled to define this inimitable musician's colorful style, which embraces bits of the blues, bluegrass, jazz, folk, gospel, reggae, and country.  However, Laura Love has sometimes called her music “Folk-Funk,” “Afro-Celtic,” or “Hip-Alachian.”  Regardless of how she is described, Laura has an indisputable and uncanny knack for enthralling audiences from all walks of life, from octogenarians who line up to hear straight-ahead bluegrass to the pierced-and-tattooed set to their middle-aged parents. The New York Times proclaimed, “Her music is exuberant. She conveyed the fervor of someone reaching out with an almost frenzied joy to seize the strands of a confusing life and weave them into a coherent, life-affirming vision.”  

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

Dàimh

 



Gaelic music with a modern edge and a magnificent range of expression

 

Wed. Feb. 8 at 7:30pm
$18 adv./$21 door seated <21 w/parent

$16 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Dàimh  (pronounced Dive): Taking their name from the Gaelic word for kinship, “The Gaelic Super Group” Dàimh (pronounced dive) are based entirely in the West Highlands of Scotland. From pyrotechnic jigs and reels to achingly poignant ballads, they run the full expressive gamut of folk music at its best, and are justly renowned for their thrilling live shows.

“This is a great Gaelic band and definitely worthy of the title Gaelic Super Group.” BRIGHT YOUNG FOLK

“Dàimh have carved a reputation from the bedrock of Gaelic culture-- authentic Gaelic music with a modern edge and a magnificent range of expression. This could be one of the best Scottish releases of 2014.” FOLKWORLD

Artist sites and sounds: www.daimh.net

Little Feat Guitarists and Vocalists Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett plus Mark Mooney Trio

 



Fri. Feb. 10, 2017 at 8pm
$25 adv./$30 door seated <21 w/parent

Little Feat Guitarists and Vocalists Paul Paul Barrère & Fred Tackett :  Paul and Fred are guitar players. In fact they are the guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat. Now they have joined forces to form an acoustic duet that will quite frankly blow you away. Performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist. They first played together on the album ”Dixie Chicken“ some thirty-five years ago and since then have played together or individually on numerous recording sessions for Little Feat and countless others including Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Dionne Farris, and the Wallflowers, to name a few.

Mark Mooney Trio: Singer songwriter Mark Mooney, a familiar voice from KPIG radio, delivers original Americana music with his longtime musical partners Dave Roda on percussion and Chris Weinress on bass. Mark's second album, “The Beginning of Again,” was well reviewed and was featured on NPR's “Second Stage” nationally. Dave was a touring member of Jerry Garcia Band with Melvin Seals and Chris is well known in the island music scene, playing for  years with Huna Wai.

Artist sites and sounds: www.paulandfred.net and https://myspace.com/marksmooney

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GAMMA featuring Davey Pattison

 



Davey's voice is powerful and instantly recognizable .  GAMMA was founded by Ronnie Montrose and Davey in 1979. GAMMA rocks. 

Sat. Feb. 18 at 8pm
$20 adv./$23 door seated <21 w/parent

Davey Pattison has toured the world as the voice of some of rock music's most renowned acts. From Gamma to Robin Trower to Michael Schenker; Davey's voice is powerful and instantly recognizable. "Surely now Pattison must be considered one of the world's top ten best singers." (Kerrang Magazine). Davey was invited to the United States from his native Scotland in 1979 by the late Bill Graham to front the band "GAMMA" then being put together by guitarist Ronnie Montrose - "I'd given up all hope of finding a quality singer for GAMMA until I heard Davey Pattison." (Montrose quoted in the Detroit News).  Davey arrived with a notebook full of Iyrics and began co-writing the GAMMA hits, "Thunder & Lightning", "No Tears" and "Razor King" for the band's first album. Two more albums followed and Davey again co-wrote, most notably, the now classic GAMMA song "Voyager". Major stadium and arena concerts followed as GAMMA was paired with major rock acts like AC/DC, Santana, ZZ Top, Journey, Toto and Foreigner. Davey Pattison and GAMMA had entered the world of big time Rock and Roll.  Artist sites and sounds:    www.daveypattison.com

Moon Duo

 



The highest apex of psychedelia inducing a prolonged consciousness shift

Wed. Feb. 22 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents 

The highest apex of psychedelia, be it art, music, drugs or literature, is to induce a prolonged consciousness shift that affects the consumer far beyond the time they were privy to the act. Moon Duo's third full-length LP, 'Shadow of the Sun,' was written entirely during one of these evolving phases -- a rare and uneasy rest period, devoid of the constant adrenaline of performing live and the stimulation of traveling through endless moving landscapes. This offered Moon Duo a new space to reflect on all of these previous experiences and cradle them while cultivating the album in the unfamiliar environment of a new dwelling; a dark Portland basement. It was from this stir-crazy fire that 'Shadow of the Sun' was forged.

Artist sites and sounds: http://moonduo.org

Steve Poltz plus Willy Porter / Carmen Nickerson Duo

 



Stunning showmen, song crafters, players – what a double bill

Fri. March 3 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Steve Poltz: To suggest that Steve Poltz isn't normal is about as safe a statement as one could make. You would basically require the powers of the Hubble space telescope to locate Steve Poltz from any region of normalcy. For music fans on both sides of the equator, this is a very good thing. Among the music cognoscenti, Steve Poltz is regarded as one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of our time. His songs have been among the longest running ever on the Billboard Top 100 and they regularly appear in movie soundtracks, and television shows. His touring schedule is ferocious, ping ponging between continents with enough frequency to earn him manic followings in scores of different accents and languages.

Willy Porter / Carmen Nickerson Duo: Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter joins forces with vocalist and Milwaukee native Carmen Nickerson to form Porter Nickerson — two unique artists, one unforgettable sound. Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. His blistering guitar playing, rich songwriting, and warm, playful performance style make him a one-man triple threat. Nickerson is an ideal match. Her vocals add lush harmonies to Porter ' s songs, making them feel both fresh and timeless. The pair collaborated on the 2013 EP Cheeseburgers and Gasoline and again on Porter ' s 2015 record Human Kindness . In 2016 the duo performed as the featured musical guests on NPR ' s A Prairie Home Companion . Porter Nickerson are excited to bring listeners the new disc, Bonfire to Ash , their first album of original co-writes   

Artist sites and sounds: http://poltz.com and http://willyporter.com

 


Skipper's Alley

 



Dublin-based group interpret trad Irish folk music on Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Fiddle, Whistles, Bodhrán, Banjo and more

Tue. March 7 at 7:30pm
$18 adv./$21 door seated <21 w/parent

$16 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Skipper's Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on stages across three continents. With a sound described as “from unaccompanied song through to full Chieftains frenzy” (Folk World), the Dublin-based group arrange and interpret traditional Irish folk music on Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Fiddle, Whistles, Bodhrán, Banjo and more, taking influence from such early bands as Planxty, Dé Dannan and The Bothy Band. Skipper's Alley first came to prominence in the summer of 2013 after winning the Loic Raison Trophy at Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient, an award previously won by such established acts as Danú and Clannad. Since then, the group have made several high profile TV and Radio appearances (The Late Late Show, Radio One's Céilí House) and have toured in Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Denmark, India and Zambia. In November 2014, the band released their self-titled debut album to wide critical acclaim and a four star review in The Irish Times.

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

Eric Morrison & The Mysteries plus Puffball Dance Collective



Mysterious musical spontaneity and journeys lifting  everyone to heights of collective non-stop dancing 

Sat. March 11 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Eric Morrison & The Mysteries live for a good time, and mysterious musical spontaneity to say the least. When this group steps on stage the music transcends and takes over. The group's onstage chemistry fuels the lovefest that is a live Mystery show. Rooted in the trajectory of a West Coast Santa Cruz sound, Eric Morrison & the Mysteries plays what has been described as California's own Americana Soul.

The Puffball Dance Collective – Extended musical journeys crafted to lift you up.  It's a puffball dance party!  Featuring members of the  “Banana Slug String Band”, “Slugs and Roses”, the “Barrelmakers”, instrumental funk project “Velour,” Jim Lewin's “Edge of the West”, and a slew of talented local musicians, The PDC reaches into the back pocket of the great bands of the past such as Steely Dan, the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead, while at the same time creating their own sound and playing their own material.  Featuring twin guitars, organ, a rock-solid rhythm section and sweet vocal harmonies, the Puffball Dance Collective crafts musical journeys that lift everyone to heights of collective dancing puffball consciousness. 

Artist sites and sounds: http://ericmorrisonandthemysteries.com and www.reverbnation.com/puffballdancecollective

California Guitar Trio

 



25 years of super acoustic guitar explorations
of rock, jazz, classical, and world music

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

The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio's questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure. Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. In addition to dazzling musicianship and interplay, The California Guitar Trio's (CGT) shows are full of captivating stories and humor that enable concertgoers to feel like they're part of the music, not just spectators. In fact, the group's goal is to transcend their instruments, so people focus on the music first, and its considerable technical prowess a distant second. CGT's 14 albums, streamed over 53 million times on Pandora, offer diverse snapshots of the group's mercurial muse. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.cgtrio.com

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