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Adrian Legg

 



“There are guitarists, there are axe-wielding maniacs, and then there are wizards. Adrian Legg is one of the wizards.” Philadelphia Enquirer.

Wed. March 1 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

British electro-acoustic super guitarist and entertainer. Described by Audio magazine as a "kind of cross between Robert Fripp and Garrison Keillor," Legg is a genuine entertainer who excels at not only painting pictures if not frescoes and telling stories with music but also wittily regaling his audiences with tales from his life and travels and his cogent and often oblique yet thought provoking observations on a spectrum of topics. It's all part of his dedication to making his performances a full-blooded emotional experience. “If you haven't shared a laugh with someone,” he insists, "you certainly can't share a tragedy."

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

CRYPTICAL & Friends with Dave Hebert
Grateful Dead Tribute

 



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

Thu March 2 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Dave Hebert (JGB) – Guitar, Barry Erde – Guitar, Mitch Stein – Keyboards, Stephen Ramirez – Bass, Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends) – Drums, Mark Corsolini (Spirit Of '76) – Drums.

CRYPTICAL bends all minds and bodies in its performance of—and expansions on—classic Dead songs. Performing at Bay Area venues of all sizes, from the intimate Connecticut Yankee in San Francisco to AT&T Park (for the SF Giants Jerry Garcia Tribute Night), the members of CRYPTICAL create as faithful a glimpse as possible into the spirit of the live Grateful Dead experience.

Dave Hebert: from Denver, Colorado, Dave relentlessly works on his many different musical projects.  When not touring with Melvin Seals & JGB , he performs with many original bands of his own creation such as Working Man's Grass, a bluegrass Dead band. 

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

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

 


Birds of Chicago plus Matt The Electrician

 



Blending the energy of seismic, secular gospel, keen imagery, poignant song craft and infectious stage presence

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS
& WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Sat. March 4 at 8pm
$18 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

 

Birds Of Chicago: “With Echoes of deep gospel in Russell's voice as she sings over a mix of electric guitar, resonant piano, and percussion---at once uplifting and a little melancholy.” – Wall Street Journal. Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Music is the good news and Real Midnight, the band's poignant new album, throbs with an urgency that feels quietly seismic.  Birds of Chicago was born in 2012 when Nero began writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds, and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po' Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. Nero had found the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms. Russell moved from being a primary songwriter to an interpreter, and her simmering restraint is deeply refreshing to a landscape scorched by post Voice/American Idol vocal gymnastics and over- emoting.

Matt The Electrician: Despite the name, Matt the Electrician is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and literally thousands of shows. It's folk music for a modern age, rooted in lyrics that focus on the realities and challenges of the 21st century as opposed to, say, the old-school thrill of hopping trains.

 Artist sites and sounds:  www.birdsofchicago.com and www.matttheelectrician.com

 

Steven Graves Band 7pm Concert

 



With harmony singers, horn section and percussion this big band will rock the night away so bring your dancing shoes! 

Sun. March 5 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Steven Graves brings his extra-large band to Don Quixote's for a special show to celebrate the recent release of his 7th CD "Captain Soul".  Complete with harmony singers, horn section and percussion this extra-large band will rock the night away so bring your dancing shoes!  Already making its mark on the national music charts, "Captain Soul" expands upon Steven's socially conscious and spiritually inspiring songwriting with a greatly expanded orchestration drawing from jamband, Americana and folk rock genres."  His band of veteran musicians have been delighting audiences throughout the Westcoast with the band frequently touring the Sierras, Oregon and Arizona!    Steven Graves (guitars, vocals), Jim Coulson (drums, vocals), Robbie Melendez (bass, vocals), Duncan Shipton (guitars, vocals), Alysha Antonino (vocals), Bruce Wandmayer (sax and pedal steel), Armen Boyd (sax), Becky Dees (Trombone), Jim Greiner (percussion), Travis Cruse (guitar).

The LA Music Critic writes, "This message-infused music provides ample food for thought, making Graves the Arlo Guthrie of his time”.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.stevengravesmusic.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

The Garcia Project

 



Performing classic Jerry Garcia Band set lists from 1976-1995-- with support by Jerry Day

Wed. March 8 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Garcia Project : From Saratoga Springs, NY, in celebration of Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday, The Garcia Project has teamed up with Jerry Day to bring northern California an exceptional run of shows. The tour begins on March 2 and continues through March 11. A portion the proceeds from the tour go to Jerry Day. At each show on the tour, The Garcia Project will perform a different, classic Jerry Garcia Band set list from 1976 - 1995. The band will have similar instrumentation, arrangements, vocal stylings, and will produce the sounds that were heard during the era of the show they are performing. “The Garcia Project Breathes Life into Jerry Garcia's Tunes...[they] did a spot on job and transported the Theatre's crowd to a dusky night in the 1970s.” - Alex Fredkin, Arts Editor, The State Times The Garcia Project focuses on Jerry Garcia's life-long love and side project from The Grateful Dead, The Jerry Garcia Band. The Garcia Project's performances are based on actual set lists performed by The Jerry Garcia Band. All of their shows are classic recreations of a Jerry Garcia Band set list from the 1970's all the way up to the 1990's. For anyone that never had a chance to experience the Jerry Garcia Band or for fans that want to relive a classic show, The Garcia Project delivers the goods.

About Jerry Day: Jerry Day is a civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son – Jerry Garcia. This event captures the true spirit of Jerry Garcia as we celebrate his legacy, the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, and recognize his childhood roots from the Excelsior District of San Francisco.

Artist sites and sounds: www.thegarciaproject.com and www.jerryday.org

Helm, Persephone, Malia, and Belly Dance International with Helene

 


Live Music and Belly Dance Spectacular

Thurs. March 9 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Helm: Grammy-award winner Mark Bell, with Ling Shien and David 2Hawk Glazier of the band Helm are back following another international tour to play for a galaxy of dance stars in performance, and you in open-floor dancing. Ling Shien's evocative accordion, haunting flute and passionate vocals with Mark and David's percussion genius will inspire the beautiful dancers to charm the audience.

Persephone Dance Company:   American Tribal Style Belly Dance experts of the Persephone Dance Company: Shawn Ryan, Casey Cleve and Robin Ryan top the bill, along with dance musicology researcher, and entertainer Malia DeFelice.

Also featured are award-winning soloists Basinah and Sese , as well as rising stars Chelsie, Setareh, Jessica Cooper, Amber Dratz , and members of Serpent Sanctum .

Helene has been performing, teaching, and producing Belly Dance events for over 25 years and was a recipient of the Gail Rich Award in 2002 for her significant contribution to the arts in Santa Cruz County.

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.helmmusic.com/ and  http://www.persephonedance.com/  and  http://www.bellydancer.net/  and http://www.basinahdances.com   and  http://www.bellydancebasics.com/

EXTRA LARGE

 



A hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely Santa Cruz

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

EXTRA LARGE: from Santa Cruz, California, is a hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely Santa One can't help but to be captured by his relentless positive and high-energy spirit. He wins over even the toughest of crowds and first timers to the Extra Large experience. Extra Large's upbeat and positive music is infectious and leaves the crowd happy and wanting more.

Artist sites and sounds: www.extra-large.net

Eric Morrison & The Mysteries
plus Puffball 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 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 Collective crafts musical journeys that lift everyone to heights of collective dancing puffball consciousness.   

Artist sites and sounds: http://ericmorrisonandthemysteries.com  and www.thepuffballcollective.com   

 

Banana Slug String Band 2pm Matinee

 



Big fun music  music for Kids and families 

Sun. March 12 at 2pm
$12 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

The Slugs have been playing music for Kids and families for 32 years. They are now working on their 12th CD!  Please come join in on this rollicking, musical, Eco-Jam and be prepared to sing, dance, laugh, and learn about Planet Earth! The Banana Slug String Band has played in 40 states, and 5 Countries, for almost 2 Million people. They have released 11 award winning CDs. Their music is used in School curriculums and classes around the World. They have played noted music festivals such as, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, and their home festival, Strawberry Music Festival, which they have played nearly 40 times!  

Artist sites and sounds: www.bananaslugstringband.com

Gypsy Soul 7pm Concert

 



“---they forge a musical journey of deep questions, curiosities and illuminations.” - Sue Ennis (Heart Multi-Platinum Songwriter) 

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

Gypsy Soul: Authentic and excellence are the words most often used to describe Gypsy Soul and their music. The duo's multicultural heritage helps inform both their message and sound, attracting audiences with their soulful blend of Roots, Pop, Blues, Soul and Jazz.  Their wistful story began in Scotland when Roman Morykit (UK) and Cilette Swann (Canada/US) made a promise to each other to make both their living and their lives from their art.   

"They are a truly unique sound. Cilette takes "Hallelujah" to a new place!"  - Aaron Neville

"--- one of the most brilliantly instrumented and vocally adept bands alive and kicking.” - Orange County Weekly 

Artist sites and sounds: www.gypsysoul.com

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

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

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

Santa Cruz Reggae All Stars plus Soulwise

 



Members of Animo, Coastal Sage, Higher Ups, and special guests join Soulwise in a Reggae Extravaganza

Thu. March 16 at 7:30pm
$10
adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

The Santa Cruz Reggae Allstars are a group comprised of players that improvise on, switch and cover some of the best Reggae hits with a Santa Cruz Twist. Members from Animo, Coastal Sage, Soul Wise, Higher Ups, and special guests have come together to create a community of positive energetic musicians that raise the vibes in celebration of reggae music.

Soulwise : Growing up in Santa Cruz, CA, cousins Sean and Kevin Eichhorn began jamming in local garages at age 10. Music was deeply rooted in their family and the thought of forming a group was inevitable. Influenced by the surf rock scene of Santa Cruz as well as many other musical genres and life experiences, they began to compose their own original music. Years later, while training for professional baseball Adrian and Kevin would reconnect and the band Soulwise was formed! In 2015 the group released their first EP "Talkin' Bout Love" that debuted at #12 on iTunes reggae releases. In 2015 and 2016 they supported Jamaican greats Don Carlos, Warrior King , Jo Mersa Marley and also shared the stage with Josh Heinrichs and Skillinjah. The group is set to release their first full length album in spring 2017.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.soulwisemusic.com

St. Paddy's Party  Molly's Revenge 17 year Anniversary Celebration plus The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers

COME EARLY FOR CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER SPECIAL



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

 

Molly's Revenge:  They started this day March 17 sixteen years ago. What a music party it has been. Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Molly's Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China. Their arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more.

Artist sites and sounds: www.mollysrevenge.com

An Electrifying 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

 



Sat. March 18 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Foreveland is a 14-piece tribute to one of the most amazing entertainers in the world, Mr. Michael Jackson.
Based in San Francisco, the group was formed in March of 2009 to honor Michael's musical genius and legendary showmanship. With four lead vocalists, four horns and a six-piece rhythm section, the ensemble is best described as a "Remarkable and Rocking Michael Jackson Revue."  Rather than be limited by a MJ impersonator and pre-recorded backing tracks, the band's unique approach is to celebrate the larger than life performances, imagination and infectious spirit of this legendary artist. The result is a fabulous and thumping 14-piece show band that pays homage to MJ's undeniable talent and timeless dance music.  And as the band likes to say, "Don't Blame It On The Sunshine, Don't Blame It On The Moonlight, Don't Blame It On The Good Times, BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE! 

Artist sites and sounds: www.foreverlandsf.com

The Reunion Beatles Fantasy Tribute To The Beatles 7pm Matinee Concert

 

 



The Reunion Beatles star in a fantasy Beatles tour de force

Sun. March 19 at 7pm
$15 adv./15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

What if circumstances had been different? What if all four former Beatles were alive and well ? What if they decided to do a reunion concert that featured many of the greatest hits of The Beatles plus the best of their solo work too? What would it have looked and sounded like? 

THE CONCERT THAT NEVER WAS--IS! The ULTIMATE TRIBUTE features the world's greatest veteran Beatles look AND sound alike artists performing a tribute to John, Paul, George & Ringo like none that you've ever seen. The Musicianship! The Chemistry! 

And Those Amazing, Timeless, Wonderful Songs!! Get Back, Imagine, My Sweet Lord, A Hard Day's Night, Hey Jude, Revolution, Strawberry Fields Forever, Live & Let Die, Yesterday, I Want To Hold Your Hand, All You Need Is Love, Got My Mind Set On You, Photograph, Can't Buy Me Love, Whatever Gets You Through The Night, Band On The Run, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, She Loves You, With A Little Help From My Friends, Penny Lane, Daytripper, (Just Like) Starting Over--AND MANY MANY MORE!!! 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reunionbeatles.com

 

Buck Johnson Band



AN EVENING WITH BUCK JOHNSON OF AEROSMITH

Mon. March 20 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Aerosmith's Keyboardist & Backing Vocalist to Steven Tyler, delivering his brand of new original material from his debut solo album “Enjoying The Ride”. The ride continues with each performance & Buck's stellar band covering iconic classics from Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith & Much More.  Buck Johnson & His Band Is The 2017 tour to see up close and personal. Singer/songwriter Buck Johnson hails from the back roads of Shady Grove, Alabama, where he grew up singing Gospel throughout the South with his musical family.  Since then he has performed in festivals and concert halls throughout the world. 

He currently is the keyboardist and backing vocalist for legendary rock band Aerosmith and has also toured and recorded with such notable artists as The Doobie Brothers, John Waite, Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles and many more.  As a songwriter, Buck has been influenced by the music he grew up with, namely Southern-Rock, Gospel, Blues and English bands that were influenced by music of the South such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, The Beatles, and many others. Buck co-wrote the international hit single for Carlos Santana “Just Feel Better” featuring Steven Tyler from Aerosmith..

Artist sites and sounds:   www.buckjohnson.com


Keith Greeninger plus Achilles Wheel DANCE!!!

 



Keith Greeninger and band rock out for this dynamic dance with the electrifying Achilles Wheel

Fri. March 24 at 8pm
$20 adv./$24 door Dance – ages 21 +

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Award winning Singer Songwriter Keith Greeninger teams up with his good friends and one of California's finest original jam bands Achilles Wheel for a soulful night of music and dance. Building on their collaborative performances together last summer with epic sets at both Kate Wolf Music Festival, and Trinity Tribal Gathering 2016, this will be a night of music and dancing not to be missed and one not soon to be forgotten. Expect a few special guests to join the magic throughout the night.

Keith Greeninger is a seasoned troubadour, Multi award-winning songwriter, and unforgettable performer. There is no barrier between the man and his music. As a solo artist, as well as with his previous trio City Folk and with multi-instrumentalist Dayan Kai, he has toured the national Folk and Americana circuit extensively for the last two decades. He's performed at festivals and legendary venues, appeared on countless national radio shows, and shared stages with dozens of the country's best-known artists. His masterfully crafted tunes and powerful presence have earned him the top songwriting awards at the Telluride Blue Grass Festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Napa Valley Folk Festival. Weather leading his band or alone with just a guitar, Keith can completely captivate an audience.  From the deep laid back grooves of a soulful ballad to the righteous intensity of a hard-driving anthem his rich vocal range conveys strength tempered with vulnerability, political struggle reflected in personal experience, and a deep connection to the land, community, and family.   His latest Cd Soul Connection featured members of the Bonnie Raitt Band and Little Feat and has received strong radio play nationally.

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.keithgreeninger.com and http://achilleswheel.com

The Houserockers

 



Rock, blues, funk, 60's soul and R & B - the band turns every performance into a house party.

Sat. March 25 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Houserockers are a 10 piece Rock & Soul band from Los Gatos, CA that plays the greatest songs ever recorded. With a wailing 5 piece horn section and rock solid rhythm section of 2 guitars, bass, drums and keys, we bring the timeless classics to life. Recently named "Best Cover Band in the Bay Area" as winners of the KFOX Radio Last Band Standing contest, The Houserockers are one of the hardest working and in demand bands in Northern California. Known for their eclectic, high energy, set lists that brings the music of The Rolling Stones, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Springsteen, Van Morrison and much more to life. Fusing elements of rock, blues, funk, 60's soul and R & B - the band turns every performance into a house party. Rock & Soul the night away with The Houserockers!

Artist sites and sounds: www.svhouserockers.com

The Rivervale Review 7pm Concert

 



A special gathering of Santa Cruz Acoustic Musical Talent, including Dan Frechette, Laurel Thomsen, “Menage” (Wendy Treat, Jay Bowyer and Ron Clegg) Tammi Brown plus Patti Maxine, Terry Shields and special guests!

Sun. March 26 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

 “Menage” is a local trio of musicians playing a mix of jazzy instrumentals, Folk and Originals on Mandolin, Guitar and Ukulele.  Wendy Treat, a member of Menage, recently held her first CD Release show at Don Quixote's backed  by a stellar lineup of local acoustic musicians.  The event was so successful and fun that we decided that we needed to have another event to showcase the range of talents within the band.  We decided to have a “Revue” style show with individual members, Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen, Patti Maxine and “Menage” (Jay Bowyer, Ron Clegg and Wendy Treat) presenting their own choices of numbers and groupings, backed by Terry Shields on Upright Bass, Dave Prentice on Percussion and vocalists Laura Devine Burnett and Tammi Brown.  This promises to be an engaging and entertaining evening.  For those who missed Wendy's CD release concert, this will provide another chance to enjoy this unique gathering of Santa Cruz musicians. 

Artist sites and sounds: https://www.facebook.com/MenageauVale/ and www.danandlaurel.ca and https://www.facebook.com/Wendy-Treat-Singer-Songwriter-1173595109386940/?fref=ts and https://www.facebook.com/pattimax?fref=ts and https://www.facebook.com/terryshields?fref=ts

Mandolin Orange

 



NPR called their album, This Side of Jordan.', "effortless and beautiful," -- one of the year's best folk/Americana releases

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Thu. March 30 at 8pm
$20 adv./$25 door ALL STANDING– ages 21 +

"Mandolin Orange has been quietly gathering local and faraway fans since its debut album was released back in 2010. The North Carolina duo's music -- laced with bluegrass, country and folk -- is often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South."  -WNYC Soundcheck.  The road has been good to Mandolin Orange since the 2013 release of 'This Side of Jordan.' NPR called the album "effortless and beautiful," naming it one of the year's best folk/Americana releases, while Magnet dubbed it "magnificent," and American Songwriter said it was "honest music, shot through with coed harmonies, sweeping fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar and the sort of unfakeable intimacy that bonds simpatico musicians like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings." The record earned them performances everywhere from the iconic Newport Folk Festival to Pickathon, as well as tours with Willie Watson, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Wood Brothers, and more.   

Artist sites and sounds:   www.mandolinorange.com

Buy Tickets now at:  http://folkyeah.com/#/mandolin-orange2017felton/

China Cats  Grateful Dead Tribute

 



Sat. March 31 at 8:30pm
$12  adv./ $15  door Dance – ages 21 +

China Cats:  This Bay Area tribute band performs the songs of the Grateful Dead with spirited jams that carry their own genuine personality while paying homage to their musical forefathers. The band is comprised of veterans of the Bay Area jam band scene who have studied the Dead's musical nuances in great detail without losing any of their own individuality. Lead guitarist Matt Hartle has worked with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals as well as Cast of Clowns, Front Street and Shady Groove.

Rhythm guitarist Scott Cooper has worked with members of Galactic, Great American Taxi, David Nelson Band and many others. Bassist Rockin' Roger 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

Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours

 



Antsy brings the whole band--The Trailer Park Troubadours—for a night of vintage Antsy April foolin'

Sat. April 1 at 8pm
$25 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours: Singer, songwriter, humorist and small town philosopher Antsy McClain writes what he knows: The good life. Staging his live shows from a small, fictitious trailer park called Pine View Heights (patterned after his own childhood surroundings and experiences), McClain is free from an over-abundance of material things and appreciates time with family and friends. Sharing his mantra of “Enjoy The Ride,” McClain has won friendship and collaboration with some of the most talented musicians in the world. With such a wide circle of mentors like Waylon Jennings, Tommy Smothers, guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel and cowboy poet Baxter Black, it's no wonder McClain marches to the beat of a different drum. And his influences don't stop there. His live shows touch upon Country, Rockabilly, Jazz, Swing, and a number of Pop culture references. McClain's poetry, heart-felt ballads and humorous tales have garnered praise from such artists as Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Lindsay Buckingham, and David Wilcox, to name a few. 

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

Robert Turner plus Eddie Gutierrez

 



An evening of stunning piano and guitar music

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS and KIKI WOW

Mon. April 3 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

Robert Turner: is an Internationally acclaimed Jazz and Blues/Soul Pianist who has performed at festivals all over the world and plays to sold out crowds regularly in L.A. Robert is an accomplished pianist with many credits to his name. His style is like Erroll Garner, Gene Harris and Keith Jarrett. He plays many Jazz standards and popular tunes in his own style. Robert's roots are Gospel piano chops from the Baptist Church. This is where Robert cut his teeth as a pianist. Along with this he got his technical training from LA City Collage and Sac State University.  Robert has been very blessed to have worked with: Chico Debarge, Stevie Wonder, Jon B, and Ronnie Laws.

Eddie Gutierrez plays the guitar with great power, speed and agility. He has been supporting act for Jesse Colin Young, Robben Ford, Los Lobos, Hal Ketchem, Its A Beautiful Day, Lydia Pense, Sam I Am, Nasty, Habit, Trial By Fire,  Barbarrito Torres, Gene Loves Jezabel, Laura Chandler, Lovers And Strangers. He is a jaw dropping artist. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.cdbaby.com/cd/robertturner1  and www.reverbnation.com/eddiegutierrezjr

Moonalice

 



They players move as one drawing from many musical genres & their experience playing with famous legendary bands

Fri. April 7 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". 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 (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


Front Country plus Flypaper Blues



Rafter shaking vocals & dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace &
gravitas—Americana, Newgrass, Bluegrass

Sat. April 8 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance– ages 21 + 

Front Country:  What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco's Mission District has morphed into a touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble string band roots. Front Country's dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow, this quintet has been called "passionately intoxicating" and "orchestral" and Melody's bluesy vocals have been described as "rafter-shaking". Seldom traditional, always original, Front Country's new album Sake of the Sound and covers EP "Mixtape" are both out now!  

Flypaper Blues:   Out of the Bluetail Flies comes Flypaper Blues, an Americana band featuring two part female harmonies, driving upright bass rhythms, flanked by a smokin' fiddle, mandolin and acoustic guitars. This 100% homegrown, local band brings influences from traditional bluegrass, singer songwriter, to alt-county genres.  Songwriting is personal, comedic, and inspired by the existential need to transcend the hazards and pitfalls of modern life with soul nourishing music.

Artist sites and sounds: www.frontcountryband.com and  www.facebook.com/Flypaper-Blues-203648733343499/

Hanneke Cassel

 



Scottish and Cape Breton traditions. “--captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," Boston Globe

Tue. May 16 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Hanneke Cassel: "---her musical ideas are savvy and sophisticated, but her throaty, gusting style is deeply banked in the Scottish and Cape Breton traditions." -- Boston Globe

"Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," says the Boston Globe about Hanneke Cassel's playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought Hanneke many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin and she has performed across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and China. Hanneke's style fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island with grooves and musical innovations from the American contemporary Scottish fiddle scene. Hanneke will be joined by cellist Mike Block ( of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble) and guitarist Christopher Lewis. HAILED BY YO-YO MA as the "ideal musician of the 21st Century", Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer, and a graduate of the Juilliard School. 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.hannekecassel.com

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton

 



Two remarkable talents come together in a Americana, Trad-Country, Gypsy Jazz, Roots Explosion

Thu. May. 18 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Amy LaVere is a Memphis Tennessee singer song writer and on-fire performer playing songwriter who blends Americana, classic traditional country, gypsy jazz and southern soul.     Add to this a hit movie acting career that began with her cameo as Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson in WALK THE LINE and now includes a featured role in fan and fellow Memphian Craig Brewer's BLACK SNAKE MOAN, and you find a woman who refutes any attempt at demure restraint. “I've always really tried,” Amy says with wry understatement, “to live life largely.” Her new CD, is Runaway's Diary

Will Sexton , whose writing credits range from work with Waylon Jennings and Stephen Stills to Joe Ely and Bill Carter, is shaped by the unique diversity of the Austin music scene. Fate and his own sheer talent placed him on stage with local legends before he'd lived out his first decade. Will and his big brother, Charlie, started playing together at the Continental Club when Will was 9 and Charlie was 11. Will's credits as producer and songwriter range from collaborations with Waylon Jennings to psychedelic pioneer Roky Erikson to Steve Earle and punk legend Johnny Thunders.

Artist sites and sounds: http://amylavere.com and www.willsexton.com

The Messiahs plus Tsunami Band

 



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

Fri. June 2 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

Joyride Cars Tribute plus Heartless Heart Tribute

 



Sat. June 3 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Joy Ride:  Joyride was assembled originally to pay special tribute to the greatest pop/new wave band of the 70's and 80's--"The Cars".  And, after rediscovering how cool and infectious all those other pop and power pop bands of that era were, the band decided to expand their repertoire. So now, the Joyride audiences can expect, and enjoy a complete ass kickin' night of music from the Cars and more. 

Heartless is made up of six talented and versatile northern California musicians who have joined forces to create the ultimate Heart tribute performance: Linda Boudreau on lead vocals and percussion; Gail Eaton on electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Jim Coyne on electric and acoustic guitar; Dan Morais on bass and vocals; Brett Minkin on keyboards and vocals; and Tymber Cavasian on drums and vocals. Heartless is true to the spirit of Heart, and they will take you on an amazing musical journey from the 1970's to today!

Artist sites and sounds: www.joyrideband.net and http://heartlesstributeband.com

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