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Stu Allen & Mars Hotel 

 



 Grateful Dead Tribute

Fri. Nov. 21 at 8:30pm
 $15 adv./$15 door
 Dance – ages 21 +

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, a tribute band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, emulates the feel, excitement, and energy of the Grateful Dead at their peak.  Filled with a rotating cast of jam band veterans and Grateful Dead enthusiasts, this band is sure to please even the most discriminating Dead-Head time after time with fresh takes on classic music.  Featuring the ever-popular and always inventive Stu Allen (formerly of Melvin Seals & JGB), Mars Hotel presents familiar and obscure Dead songs which they use as launch pads for flights of improvisation.  Come join Stu Allen & Mars Hotel for a far out journey that's sure to hit home.  

 

 

Artist sites and sounds: www.jambase.com/Artists/49452/Stu-Allen

ROCK FOR TOTS  

Fishhook, Ric Hines & The Ones, The Fuss

 

 

 

 

 



A Toys for Tots Classic Rock Holiday Charity Concert—Lets's Dance, Let’s Party

Sat. Nov. 22 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door or $7 at door
with a NEW TOY  Dance – ages 21 +

Fishhook is a popular Santa Cruz based high energy 4 piece Rock & Roll dance band. We do a cross section of sixties thru the 2K music! Police, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Rolling Stones, etc. Our set list is universally praised by fans because we play songs that are not typically performed. But are very recognizable with our own flare.  

Ric Hines & THE ONES is a popular Classic Rock & Blues 7 piece band. THE ONES sound was built around the concept of choosing Classic Rock & Blues Music that hasn't been over played by bands but familiar to the audience. THE ONES music features improvisational jams that puts the bands unique stamp on covering songs.  Locals play like national act.

The Fuss is a 4 piece rock band whose repertoire covers a broad cross section of favorites from late 60’s to contemporary, as well as original music.  We love to get our listener’s foot-tappin’, then foot stompin’, then right out on the dance floor shakin’ everything else.   

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/fishhookband and www.facebook.com/musicbytheones and  www.reverbnation.com/thefuss4

Baby Gramps plus Rhan Wilson
 w/ Patti Maxine & Rick Zeek 7pm Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian play rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20's & 30's, folksongs, and many originals with wordplay, humor plus the unique genius of Rhan Wilson

Sun. Nov. 23 at 7pm
$10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING         CRICKET CONCERTS

Baby Gramps: Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian."If you have never caught Baby Gramps live, this is your chance -- he's a performer with a style so distinctive you'll never forget it." He's been called "The Salvadore Dali of Folk Music". Baby Gramps is a high energy humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays acoustic antique resonator National Steel guitars, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20's & 30's, folksongs, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing. He appeals to a wide range of audiences from folk to jamband to punk to old timey traditional and to kids of all ages. Venues he performs at vary from intimate coffeehouses and pubs, to large concert halls, theaters, and festivals across the States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

Rhan Wilson with Patti Maxine & Rick Zeek: Rhan was one of six Santa Cruz artists to receive the Gail Rich awards in 2012. Santa Cruz Sentinel writer Wallace Baine writes this: "Santa Cruz musician Rhan Wilson has talent, experience and creativity to spare. But what elevates him to the mantle of a special artist is a genuine artistic vision. Rhan Wilson, never content to simply "play a song" as is, instead looks for ways to re-invent the familiar tune and deliver it as if it were a unique and original composition. Favoring the "major to minor" key conversion, Rhan will enlist fellow musical comrades – guitarist Rick Zeek and lap steel Queen Patti Maxine - to help carry out his sonic maneuvers for this special evening. Artist sites and sounds: www.babygramps.com and www.rhanwilson.com.


Artist sites and sounds: www.babygramps.com and www.rhanwilson.com.

China Cats 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 Grateful Dead Tribute Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party

Wed. Nov. 26 at 8:30pm
$12 adv./$12 door  dance ages 21 +

China Cats: This Bay Area tribute band performs the songs of the Grateful Dead with spirited jams that carry their own genuine personality while paying homage to their musical forefathers. The band is comprised of veterans of the Bay Area jam band scene who have studied the Dead's musical nuances in great detail without losing any of their own individuality. Lead guitarist Matt Hartle has worked with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals as well as Cast of Clowns, Front Street and Shady Groove. Rhythm guitarist Scott Cooper has worked with members of Galactic, Great American Taxi, David Nelson Band and many others. Bassist Rockin Roger also plays with David Gans, Stu Allen and others including bluegrass legend Frank Wakefield. The band is rounded out by veteran keyboardist Steve Sofranko (Shady Groove, Burnt Toast, Workingman's Ed) and drummer Michael Owens (surfer).  

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


Brokedown In Bakersfield
plus The Easy Leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Nicki Bluhm (Gramblers), Tim Bluhm (Mother Hips), Lebo (ALO),   Steve Adams (ALO),  Dave Brogan (ALO),  Scott Law (So Many Super Collaborations)

Fri. Nov. 28 at 9pm
$20 adv./$25 door ALL STANDING ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Brokedown in Bakersfield is a collective of acclaimed West Coast musicians joining forces in a spirited tribute to the Bakersfield sound: California country music made raw and rocking, spiked with twang and sweetened with heartfelt harmonies. First appearing to hundreds of music fans on a sunny Saturday morning at the 2011 High Sierra Music Festival, the group features Lebo of ALOon pedal steel, Scott Law on Telecaster, singer Nicki Bluhm of Gramblers fame, Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hipson vocals and acoustic guitar, and ALO rhythm section partners Steve Adams and Dave Brogan. Drawing from the powerful songbooks of Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Gram Parsons and more, Brokedown in Bakersfield showcases the striking songwriting and instrumentation of guitar-slinging country sounds that added oil to the Dust Bowl life of '60s-era Southern California - on the road, in the truck, out the back, and at the honky tonk.

The Easy Leaves: The Easy Leaves, songwriters Kevin Carducci and Sage Fifield play flailing rockers, gospel skeptics, and country outlaws.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.brokedowninbakersfield.com and   www.theeasyleaves.com

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brokedown-in-bakersfield-don-quixotes-felton-1128-tickets-12985523049

AZA Rockin' Moroccin plus
Sweet Hayah
World Soul   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Global Rhythms to keep you dancing all night long coming to you from Morocco, Egypt, Paris and America 

Sat. Nov. 29 at 8pm

  $12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

WELCOMED BY
A GRAPEVYNE MUSIC RENDEZVOUS 

AZA unites traditional Tamazight (Berber) music, indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, with the global influences of its diverse members. Evocative of Saharan-African blues, yet with an original style that truly defies categorization, AZA's stirring performances feature deep, danceable rhythms, intricate string melodies, and soaring, soulful vocals. Visually dynamic and engaging performers, AZA has been inspiring international audiences for nearly seven years. Founding members Fattah Abbou and Mohamed Aoualou are Berbers native to the High Atlas mountain region of Morocco, where they played and studied music for over twenty-five years, and are recognized as master musicians.

Sweet Hayah: "Poetic and fierce impassioned blend of Rock and Soul music. Bringing funky unexpected World nuances, hard-hitting rhythm and blues beats, funk, and passionate, spirited performances,  Sweet HayaH is composed of  Egyptian born / Paris raised dynamo Nehal Abuelata (lead vocals/keyboard), Devin Moreno (guitar/backup vocals), Josh Gardner (drums/backup vocals), Aaron Marquez (bass/backup vocals), and Brandon Garcia (trumpet/tambourine/ vocals),  William Ryan (saxophone)

Artist sites and sounds: http://azamusic.com and  www.reverbnation.com/sweethayah

The Ladycrooners plus Dan Frechette
& Laurel Thomsen 

 

7pm Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Authentic, darn good music:  Folk, Classical, Old Time, and Celtic, to Gospel, Jazz, Vintage Country, Rock N' Roll, Blues,Bluegrass,

Sun. Nov. 30 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

The Lady Crooners: The Lady Crooners formed in 2010 as a collaboration of siblings, Nadia and Joseph Krilanovich. Songwriting was a natural fit for the duo, him with a guitar, her with a love of storytelling, and both wanting to create something good. Adding little sister Megan, bassist Jason Braatz, lead-guitarist Kevin Conness, and John Smart on percussion/mandolin launched The Lady Crooners into their signature raucous, sophisticated, down-home act. Harnessed by Nadia's honest voice and a perfect complement of sibling harmonies, the 2013 release of catchy new single, SWEETHEART, says it all. The Lady Crooners are here to share their authentic, darn good music with you.

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen:  Meeting via a chance YouTube sighting and fueled by a rare musical chemistry, Dan Frechette, guitar/vocals, and Laurel Thomsen, violin/vocals, both powerful and magnetic talents in their own rights, prove that musical magic is alive and well. In a relatively short time frame, the Alt-folk duo has circumnavigated North America, logging over 25,000 miles, 130 concerts, and releasing their debut CD.  With influences ranging from Folk, Classical, Old Time, and Celtic, to Gospel, Jazz, Vintage Country, Rock N' Roll, Blues, and Bluegrass, Dan and Laurel flow seamlessly through genres, tempos, stories, and moods, embodying each style with virtuosic command.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.theladycrooners.com and   www.danandlaurel.ca


Sallie Ford plus Old Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



"On the boisterous Slap Back, the first full-length under her own name, Sallie Ford hopscotches between folk, blues, psychedelia, and punk intuitively and convincingly."  - PopMatter.  

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Wed. Dec. 3 at 9pm
$12 adv./$15 door  ALL STANDING ages 21 +

Plenty a future has been pondered in a French café, and so it was for Sallie Ford. During a tiring tour of Europe last winter Ford’s then-bandmate Jeff Munger mentioned he was ready for a break from the tours Ford and her band, The Sound Outside, had logged. She said she too was ready for something new. “And I said, ‘I wish I could have an all-girl band,’” Ford says.  She could. Ford calls Slap Back, an “ode to all the babe rockers.” To Pat Benatar and PJ Harvey, Xene Cervenka, and Joan Jett, and Heart. She wanted to play more guitar, so she made herself the guitar player. She wanted to play in a band with keyboards, so she signed up Cristina Cano (Albatross, Siren & the Sea) on keys. She added Anita Lee Elliott, who’s been in Viva Voce and Blue Giant, on bass, and Amanda Spring (Point Juncture, WA.) on drums. Ford wanted to distance herself some from the rockabilly tag she and the Sound Outside picked up over the course of two albums bookended by two EPs. So she wrote garage rock, surf rock, and straight up rock songs. “I wanted to blend different eras of music—the 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s—maybe some 50s,” she said, before pausing. “I was kind of over the 50s.”

Old Light: Wood, Metal, Electricity and a new cd produced by the legendary producer Los Lobos member Steve Berlin

Artist sites and sounds:   www.sallieford.com and http://oldlightmusic.tumblr.com

Buy your tickets now at: http://folkyeah.com/#/sallie-ford-felton-123/

 

WINTERDANCE CELTIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION 

 



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

Thu. Dec. 4 at 7:30pm

 $17 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent

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

Join Molly's Revenge, including David Brewer who will be in town for the concert, 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

The Sagittarius Ball
Slugs N' Roses
Grateful Dead Tribute
plus Achilles Wheel

 

 

 



PRESENTED BY THE WHEEL COMPANY

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

Slugs N' Roses:  Slugs N' Roses plays Grateful Dead music in an energetic, refreshing Santa Cruz style.  Featuring Airy Larry and Doug Dirt from the Banana Slug String Band on guitar and bass, Slugs N' Roses delivers high energy psychedelic rock with interwoven rhythms and impassioned lyrics. Guitarists Brett Packer and August West, keyboardist Dave Faulkner, and drummer Paul Garcia round out a big powerful sound that ensures a dance party every gig. That leaves most of the vocals to Michael Sammet, who emotio nally delivers a beautiful but edgy spirit to the music we have come to love.

Achilles Wheel: Achilles Wheel is a stunning high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and the rhythmic earthquake of two full drum sets. In the wake of their breakout performance at the 2012 Kate Wolf Music Festival, the band has been burning up stages all across California, including the Strawberry Music Festival, the Redwood Mountain Faire, the legendary Sweetwater Music Hall and a repeat performance at the Kate Wolf Festival in 2013 that is still being talked about.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.facebook.com/slugsnroses  and   http://achilleswheel.com

Be Natural Music Kid's Rock Benefit Concert
Not My Fault,
Diamond Wire, The Sumthings, TBA
~ 1:30pm Matinee
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Four youth bands performing and a raffle.  Benefits Be Natural Music Scholarship Program

Sat. Dec. 6 at 1:30pm
  $7 adv./$7 door   Children Under 3 Free  Dance <21 w/parent

Four  youth bands performing and a raffle. Proceeds and donations from this family-friendly concert will be donated to Be Natural Music Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to kids in the music program

Not My Fault:  Formed in the Summer of 2013 by Be Natural Music,  Not My Fault   is a new, up-and-coming band with a mix of teenage musicians from Aptos & Santa Cruz.   Showcasing the talents of Brooke O'Brien  on vocals & guitar, Ava Totah on Keyboard, Malena Clark on drums and Carter Bond on bass.  P erforming songs by Arctic Monkeys, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, The Stray Cats + their own original music!

Diamond Wire :  Formed in 2013 by Be Natural Music,  Diamond Wire  is an awesome up-and-coming rock band! Showcasing the talents of John Ames  on vocals, Liam Ward and Henry Wiley on Keys, Ryan Cracolice on guitar, J ack Hellesoe on guitar and Mark Harron on drums.  P erforming songs by The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Weezer, Imagine Dragons and more!

The Sumthings: Formed on their own in 2012 & picked up by Be Natural Music in 2013,  The Sumthings  is an up-and-coming rock band of young & talented musicians; s howcasing the talents of Julian DeLong on vocals, Azriel Bates on guitar, Cameron Morgan on drums and Carl O'Brien on Bass.   Performing songs by Black Sabbath, AC/DC, The Beatles, DIO  and more! 

Artist sites and sounds: http://benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/2014/11/dec-6-2014/

Fleetwood Mask ~ 8pm Concert ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac 

Sat. Dec. 6  at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

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

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

Adam Miller 2pm Matinee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Folksinger, Storyteller, Autoharp Virtuoso
"One of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times."
- George Winston.


Sun. Dec. 7 at 2pm
$10 adv./$10 Door seated <21 w/parent

"One of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times."
- George Winston. One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, and song-collector, he has amassed an impressive repertoire of over 5,000 songs.

He accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively fingerpicking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. In a contemporary musical landscape peopled with singer/songwriters and their often short-lived offerings, his time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are a breath of fresh air. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

Artist sites and sounds: www.folksinging.org

The Bobs

 

 

 

 



7pm concert

The Bobs (prat)fall outside a cappella traditions, landing in a hot tub of humor and vocal prowess


Sun. Dec. 7 at 7:00pm
$20 adv./$20 door 
seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

A band without instruments?! The Bobs (prat)fall outside a cappella traditions, landing in a hot tub of humor and vocal prowess. What other band can headline The American Songbook series, open for Frank Zappa and The Dead, and perform for 700 million people on the Emmy Awards? Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python--Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin--J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix: Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs), that’s THE BOBS. 

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

Dale Ann Bradley

 



Three-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year comes from deep Bluegrass and Southern Music Roots : “I grew up in a tar and paper covered shack right near Loretta Lynn's childhood home.”   

Mon. Dec. 8 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

3x IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year and daughter of bluegrass Dale Ann Bradley celebrates her musical heritage with new original tracks, a classic rock cover and a timeless tribute to Bill Monroe. “I grew up in a tar and paper covered shack right near Loretta Lynn's childhood home,” reflects Dale Ann Bradley on her rustic origin in the hills of east Kentucky as a hardscrabble preacher's daughter. ”It was very different. It was not easy,” she says. And even as a girl, she knew she wanted more. With Somewhere South of Crazy (available August 30th), this three-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year shares what has shaped her life and music, by going deeper—deeper into bluegrass, deeper into her own musical passions, deeper into her own history as a veteran entertainer who spent years singing country music alongside her ‘grass at Kentucky's venerable Renfro Valley. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.daleann.com and http://compassrecords.com/dale-ann-bradley

The Kim Wilson Blues All-Stars

plus  Alabama Mike (feat. Kid Andersen and Kyle Jester)

 



World-Class Winter Blues Blast 2014

Wed. Dec. 10, 2014 at 7:30pm
  $17 adv./$20 door  dance ages 21 +

PRESENTED BY SHAKEDANCER PRODUCTIONS

The Kim Wilson Blues All-Stars - Founding-member and frontman of the Fabulous Thunderbirds , Kim Wilson is a superbly gifted vocalist and undisputed king of the blues harmonica world. Shakedancer Productions is proud to present this modern day blues master in a series of exclusive San Francisco Bay Area appearances this December. Joining Kim on these shows is a hand-selected, all-star lineup of the finest practitioners of the traditional blues sound - Billy Flynn (guitar) and Barrelhouse Chuck (piano) from Chicago and the SoCal-based monster rhythm section of Canned Heat's Larry Taylor (bass) and Richard Innes (drums).

Blues Vocalist Alabama Mike (featuring Kid Andersen & Kyle Jester) performs an opening set on each show.

Alabama Mike is a bonafide heavy-hitter in the SF Bay Area blues scene - a powerful vocalist and entertainer with an undeniable stage presence. Alabama Mike will be joined by virtuoso guitarist Kid Andersen and th rising Bay Area blues guitar star, Kyle Jester.

Artist sites and sounds: http://fabulousthunderbirds.com and    https://myspace.com/kimwilsonblues and  www.alabamamikeblues.net and www.shakedancer.com

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Dobro Giant meets powerhouse vocalist & guitar phenom --  classic bluegrass, traditional country, and original compositions


Thu. Dec. 11 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts.  Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City, bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist.  Their new album, Before the Sun Goes Down, is slated for release this winter. From his powerful yet sympathetic vocal interpretations of traditional and contemporary material to his jaw-dropping instrumental skills on both acoustic and electric guitar and considerable songwriting talents, Trey Hensley is bursting at the seams with freshness and musical excitement.  His resonant baritone voice is rich, expressive, and equally at ease with classic bluegrass, traditional country, and original compositions.  Invited by Marty Stuart and joined from the wings by Earl Scruggs, Trey Hensley landed on the Grand Old Opry when he was only 11.  He has come a long way since then. Trey has already in his young life played with Johnny and June Carter Cash, Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, The Oak Ridge Boys ,and Janie Fricke.   Rob Ickes has been playing bluegrass with his much-decorated band Blue Highway for over twenty years, during which time he has been adjudged Bluegrass Dobro Player Of the year fifteen times.  Rob has played on countless sessions, recording with artists such as Merle Haggard, Dierks Bentley, Patty Loveless, and Alison Krauss.  His most recent album Three Bells is a true dobro summit, collaborating with fellow greats Jerry Douglas and the late Mike Auldridge.  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.robickes.com and http://treyhensley.com

A Winter Gift 

THE LEGENDS OF THE CELTIC HARP:  
Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter

 

 

 

 

 

 



A heartwarming collection of tales and music from Celtic legend and traditional folk stories


Fri. Dec. 12 at 8pm
 $15 adv./$17 door  seated <21 w/parent
$13 at door to Members of The Celtic Society
by way of $2 rebate

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY
OF THE MONTEREY BAY

"A Winter Gift" is presented by three of the premier Celtic Harpists in the world. Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform Celtic legends, along with Irish and English literature woven together with beloved and rare pieces of holiday music. This trio is well known for their first show "Legends of the Celtic Harp" they performed at Don Quixote’s which tells  tories and legends of the harp through time. In their new show “A Winter Gift” storyteller and wire-strung harpist Patrick Ball along with harpers and multi-instrumentalists Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter step into a magical world of Irish and English literature. The trio presents a heartwarming collection of tales and music from Celtic legend and traditional folk stories. They perform a Child’s Christmas in Wales, a chapter from  The Wind in the Willows, and passages from Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, and Thomas Hardy, and mingle them with beloved and original pieces of seasonal music. Audiences will hear three Celtic Harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Fiddle, Bandura, Bouzouki and more.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.LegendsOfTheCelticHarp.com

The Human Experience, saQi,
Feral Fauna,
Aliza Hava

 



Delicious symphonic blend of prismatic soundscapes and sultry beats meets mystic funk and rock and electronica soul 

Sat. Dec. 13 at 8pm
$15 adv. / $15 door dance ages 21 +

JOHAH KAI PRESENTS

The Human Experience:  “The Human Experience” is David Block's principal project as a live  electronic composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer. Listeners experience a delicious symphonic blend of prismatic soundscapes and sultry beats. David is constantly pushing the boundaries of live electronic music. Playing, composing, and conducting his own electronic symphony live on stage, his performances are brimming and layered with human emotion, world exploration, and sacred sounds. “The Human Experience” always delivers an emotionally charged show.

saQi:  The mad-musical scientist known as saQi is a classically trained composer, producer and trumpet player. Drawing his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse, saQi creates deep and funky dance floor jams that rock the party yet still maintains engaging grace and musical sophistication. 

Feral Fauna: a dynamic band creating soulful electronic music rooted in acoustic instruments and human voice and sounds of other kreatures. Feral Fauna's debut EP, "Re:wild" merges the genres of electronica and soul/blues with sultry female vocals to create an original sound that is modern yet nostalgic.

Aliza Hava: Her original songs joins the likes of Annie Lenox and Rickie Lee Jones on the soundtrack of the award-winning documentary FEMME: Women Healing the World. Directed by Emmanuel Itier and Produced by Sharon Stone, FEMME features Nobel Laureates and prominent female leaders, teachers and artists who use their gifts to help create a better world.

 

Artist sites and sounds: http://humanexperiencecreations.com and http://saqi.bandcamp.com/ and http://feralfauna.com/ and  www.alizahava.com

 

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys 2pm Matinee

 



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

Sun. Dec. 14 at 2pm
 $10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Big Sandy in his own words:  Twenty-five years, fourteen albums & hundreds of thousands of miles. What a dream it's been. When I first got together for a garage rehearsal with a group of musician friends in the spring of 1988 in Anaheim, California, I never dreamed that I would someday be celebrating the silver anniversary of the rocking little band that formed that afternoon. Yet here I am, looking back over a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times, that has put us in front of national television audiences, and - most importantly - that has given me the opportunity to play the music that I grew up having such a passion for - Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Doo-Wop and now with the release of our new all-acoustic album “What A Dream It's Been”, even a touch of Jamaican Rocksteady. Putting together the new record for Cow Island Music has brought back a flood of memories; we went through our entire catalogue of LP's, picked out some of our favorite original numbers, and gave them fresh new arrangements, rhythms, and instrumentations. In many ways , it was our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now, while looking forward towards new musical horizons. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.bigsandy.net

Jim “Kimo” West Holiday Slack Key Show

with special guest Ken Emerson and enchanting Hula Dancers

 



 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


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

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.carolynsills.com

 

 

 

 

Moonalice

 

 

 

 

 



Fri. Dec. 19 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door 
dance ages 21 +

Moonalice is a psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians. The band mixes a variety of genres and its shows feature extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. The audience is part of the experience and the music inspires dance as well as other forms of self expression. Every show features an original art poster, created by a well-known artist, and with its own unique Moonalice "legend". A copy of the poster is given free to all attendees.

All Moonalice concerts are broadcast live in HD and available in an online archive shortly after their set. Moonalice plays mostly original material mixed with some covers, and during their extended freeform jams the band moves as one, drawing from many musical genres honed from years of experience playing with various major acts.

 Band members: Barry Sless - lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz), Pete Sears - keyboards, bass, guitar, vocals (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, original Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Phil Lesh & Friends, John Lee Hooker), Roger McNamee - rhythm and lead guitar, vocals, bass (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers) , and John Molo - drums, vocals (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones). The band manager is Big Steve Parish - Road Scholar, Medicine Man, Story Teller, Grateful Dead family member, and co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band. 

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

House of Floyd The Pink Floyd Concert Experience

 



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


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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.houseoffloyd.com


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

 

 

 

 



Fri. Dec. 26 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Killer Queens: The Killer Queens are a high energy all girl tribute to Queen that focuses on the live show as originally portrayed by Queen. Equipped with Brian May's Red Special and Vox Amp, Freddie Mercury's free falling mic stand and authentic costumes to match, they offer a full show with costume changes, lights, fog and a professionalism for all ages to enjoy. They are selling out venues all over the Bay Area, from San Jose to San Francisco and as far North as Lake Tahoe. The buzz around the group is viral. Their fans extend as far as Italy, Brazil and England

The Jean Genies: Covering material spanning Five Decades of David Bowie's career, The JEAN GENIES have been wowing Northern California with their faithful and passionate renditions of Bowie's Smash Hits and Hidden Gems!

Artist sites and sounds: www.thekillerqueens.com and www.facebook.com/thejeangenies

 

Foreverland 

 

 

 

 

 



 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

Pre Pre Preeeee New Years Eve Bash

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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.foreverlandsf.com

Peppino D’Agostino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


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


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

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

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

Le Boeuf + Ferber Brothers

 



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

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

 

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

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

Remy Le Boeuf - Alto Sax

Pascal Le Boeuf - Piano

Alan Ferber – Trombone

Mark Ferber – Drums

Noah Garabedian - Bass

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


 

New Years Eve Celebration The Sun Kings 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



A musically remarkable tribute to the Beatles

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

Complimentary Champagne At Midnight and Party Favors
            Buy or Reserve your tickets soon.

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

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

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

Locomotive Breath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

Fri. Jan. 2 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door 
Dance – ages 21 +

Locomotive Breath is a classic rock cover band : a tribute to an era 1967-1976 focusing on 7 Iconic bands of that period; Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, The Rolling Stones, and The Doors.

Locomotive Breath is led by local bassist Daniel Vee Lewis and joined by lead vocalist Ryder Webb, guitarist Del Smith Penny, guitarist Ted Welty, and drummer Rob Ouse, including special guest saxophonist / Flutist, Terrel Eaton. So bust out your blue jeans and tie-dyes and come rock out with this exciting new classic rock band! 

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

Dave Stamey with Annie Lydon 

 



Cowboy Entertainer 

 

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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.davestamey.com

Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men
plus Taylor Rae

 

 

 


 

 


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

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

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

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

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

 

Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men
plus McCoy Tyler Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

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

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

 

The Outta Sites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.theouttasites.com

 

South Rail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.southrailband.com

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

Muriel Anderson 

 

 



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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jerry Miller Band with Terry Haggerty and Terry Hiatt

 



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

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

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

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

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

 

Sean Watkins  7pm Concert

plus Lauren Shera

 

 

 

 

 


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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 



Join us for an evening of logic defying entertainment!

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

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

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

 

Will Kimbrough & Brigitte DeMeyerme of band

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

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

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

 

Adrian Legg

 



"Guitarist of the Decade" Guitarist Magazine.

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

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

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


Willie Watson

 

 

 



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


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

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.williewatson.com

 

Aja Vu plays Steely Dan
Stealin' Chicago plays Chicago

 

 

 

 

 

 



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


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

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

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

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

 

Stray Birds plus Johah Tolchin

 

 

 



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


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

Stray Birds : Yep Rock recording artists. Known for their songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and gorgeous three-part harmony singing, their most cohesive and ambitious album to date, Best Medicine is out now. The band – multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven, and Charlie Muench – hails from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. All three are classically-trained musicians,however, they were also all raised with a steady diet of music ranging from pioneers like The Carter Family and Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys to the joyous invention of The Beatles and The Band, to the groundbreaking artistry of Jimi Hendrix.  Their 2012 Album The Stry Birds  became a critical darling: NPR included it on their 10 Best Folk/Americana Albums of the Year list and they have already wowed the crowds at major festivals.

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

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

Tempest plus Jann Klos



Celebrating 25 years of Celtic and World Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Celtic Fiddle Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



“Romancing the Strings” Valentine's Night Special

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.celticfiddlefestival.com

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

 

 

 



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

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

Eliza Gilkyson is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in Roots, Folk and Americana circles. She has released 19 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash.  She has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, Etown, XM Radio, and on Air America Radio.

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

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

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


 

Helm plays for Persephone
and Helene & Bellydance International

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

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

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


Goiste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

  from Limerick, Ireland , Contagiously energetic Irish Music

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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

Pierre Bensusan

 



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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.pierrebensusan.com

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

 

 

 

 


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

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

Andy Zenczak ~ Producer, Gadgetbox Studios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Chris Webster & Nina Gerber

 



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

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


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

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

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


Old Blind Dogs

 

 



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

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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

 

Tom Russell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



CD release for “The Rose of Roscrae" -- The legend returns rarely these days, don't miss the show

Wed. June 17 at 7:30pm
$25 adv./$30 door seated <21 w/parent

Tom Russell songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, among others. No less than Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the legendary poet, has said that he shares “a great affinity with Tom Russell's songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America.”  Tom Russell has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times in the last few years, and his songs have appeared in a dozen movies and television series including: The new Monte Hellman movie The Road To Nowhere, Tremors, Songcatcher and Northern Exposure.  

Artist sites and sounds:    www.tomrussell.com

Chuck Wagon and The Wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.chuckmaultsby.net

 

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