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The Beggar Kings



A Rolling Stones Virtual Concert brought to you by the same production team that brought you The White Album Ensemble 

Sat. June 25 at 8pm
$18 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Beggar Kings are brought to you by the same production team that brought you The White Album Ensemble.  The grand tradition continues with their creative exploration of The Rolling Stone's greatest albums. The Beggar Kings features members and former members of The Doobie Brothers, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Moby Grape, Destroy the Night, White Album Ensemble, Steve Marriott, Le Strange, Tsunami, and many more.  Some of the members are Grammy nominees.  The Beggar Kings are Dale Ockerman, producer, guitars, keyboards, mandolin, harp; Tom Ayres and Caleb Larsen, Guitars; David Tucker, Drums'; Endre Tarczy, Bass; Kevin Krilanovich and Omar Spence, Vocals; Daniel Young, and John Hensley, (the Pleasure Point Horns); Vince Sanchez, Percussion and plug-ins; James Hannibal, Sax.

Artist sites and sounds: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beggar-Kings/672508919521606?fref=photo and http://www.thebeggarkings.com

Garcia Van Dylan featuring The Dewey Paul Band



The Songs  of Jerry Garcia, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan

Sun. June 26 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

PRESENTED WITH THE WHEEL COMPANY

The Dewey Paul Band is a internationally touring Americana group from Colorado. Guitarist and singer-songwriter Dewey Paul Moffitt is an accomplished author and an admired talent in the Rocky Mountain live music scene and has headed up tribute bands to Jerry Garcia, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan. So why not put them together in one super fun night of  entertainment and dancing? That was the beginning of Garcia Van Dylan which has won many fans in the Rocky Mountains and now is coming west.   

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

Jesse Daniel, Suzanne Wilde, Hang Jones

 



OUTLAW COUNTRY NIGHT

Mon. June 27 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Jesse Daniel was raised in an old barn, deep in a mountain range, Jesse Daniel possesses an authenticity one would only find in a person who has lived the highs and lows he sings about.

Suzanne Wilde  plays original, vintage-style country western music and classic country covers. Her songs of heartache, restraining orders, dirty dishes and whisky-soaked regret are delivered with soulful vocals, a driving beat and plenty of twang to get you dancing, laughing and crying in your beer.

Hang Jones is the alias for Stephen Grillos and his debut concept album, The Ballad Of Carlsbad County, takes the typical elements – lust, jealousy, whiskey, gunpowder and blood – and works his gritty magic to deliver a great album.  Described as western-themed country rock with a dark twist by KFJC, Hang Jones delivers a powerful live performance, blending great harmonies, musicianship, and stage presence.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.jessedanielmusic.com   and  www.suzannewildeandtheblackhats.com    and  www.facebook.com/hangjonesmusic/timeline

3 Leg Torso plus One Lane Bridge



Wild, daring cartoon music with a cinematic scope --  infused with tango, Eastern European folk, ballistic Balkan, crazy country, world music meets  folk styles from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Spain

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

3 Leg Torso : Wild, daring cartoon music with a cinematic scope combining charming, elegant modern chamber pop music infused with by tango, Eastern European folk, ballistic Balkan, crazy country, world music and more. ''Astonishing musicianship---3 Leg Torso is a unique American treasure.''  Steve Berlin, Los Lobos "I love 3 Leg Torso, it blows the top off my head!"  Teller, of Penn & Teller 3 Leg Torso makes the greatest music you could ever put in a movie. "Morgan Spurlock, Director, SuperSize Me One Lane Bridge: The dynamic acoustic trio of guitarist William Coulter, cellist Aria DiSalvio, and fiddler John Weed will mesmerize and delight with their unique, artful arrangements of traditional and contemporary tunes. Fusing folk styles from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Spain with modern influences results in something both ancient and cutting edge -- a rhythmically vibrant, melodically engaging chamber-folk music at home in the concert

Artist sites and sounds: www.3legtorso.com and http://williamcoulterguitar.com/onelanebridge

Helm, Crystal Silmi, Helene & Bellydance International

 



Bellydance & Live Music Spectacular

Thu. June 30 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 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 region. During their recent visit with the Tribal Mafia Bellydance in Moscow, Helm performed several Russian Tzigan pieces and is currently working on a new release including these songs. Based in Marin County, Helm has been touring internationally, and in addition to their 8 albums they have provided sound for both film and television productions. With Ling Shien on Arabic woodwinds, accordion and vocals, and with Mark Bell and David 2Hawks Glazier on percussion, Helm brings eclectic textures of the middle east and beyond.

Crystal Silmi is a belly dance and belly dance fusion artist and choreographer from San Francisco, California USA. She has become known for her unique style of hip hop infused movements and has performed for audiences around the world. Helene is director of Bellydance International and has been teaching, performing and promoting Bellydance for over 25 years. She was recipient of the Gail Rich Award in 2002 for her significant contribution of the arts in Santa Cruz County.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.helmmusic.com and   www.bellydancebasics.com and Bellydance International with Helene

Ribsy's Nickel plus SPUN



Catchy surf/reggae/rock meets rocking reggae, blues, dance & alt-country

Fri. July 1 at 8:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Ribsy's Nickel : For over 18 years Ribsys Nickel has been playing their catchy surf/reggae/rock music up and down the California coast. Growing up in one of California's premiere surf town's (Santa Cruz) these guys are no strangers to creating music that represents the California lifestyle. Sharing the stage with bands, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, The Expendables, Fishbone and The Chop Tops. With a hard core local following behind them. A Ribsys Nickel show is one to experience. “There are few bands that are as quintessentially Santa Cruz as Ribsy's Nickel. Melting three of the town's musical passions muscular rock, laid-back reggae and punk this band could serve as a veritable soundtrack to Santa Cruz-- ”- Good Times SPUN is a Santa Cruz/SF Bay Area band with over 20 years filling dance. Members of SPUN have performed with or opened for: Smashmouth, Third Eye Blind, No Doubt, Train, Jason Bonham, The Beat Farmers, REO Speedwagon, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, The Tokens, & Mother Hips, to name a few.As the name suggests, SPUN spins a mix of cover tunes: rock, reggae, blues, dance, & country. SPUN also has a selection of original material to bring to the table.

Artist sites and sounds:   https://www.facebook.com/Ribsys-Nickel-62219421210/ and   www.spunsantacruz.com

Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers ZZ Top Tribute
Liquid Sky  Jimi Hendrix Tribute
Nott The Hoople 
Mott The Hoople Tribute








Three very different looks at rock and roll royalty all on one stage on one big holiday weekend night

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

Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers ZZ Top Tribute: Formed in 2011, Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers are the Bay Areas own, Ultimate ZZ Top tribute. Paying homage to Americas best rock n roll band in history, the band dedicated its self to not only playing ZZ Tops music down to every detail, but have the real beards and stage get ups as well! A must see and they will blow your mind!  Liquid Sky  Jimi Hendrix Tribute: Liquid Sky has been dazzling the Bay area tribute scene with their Jimi Hendrix renditions since 2011. This trio will take you back to the 60's with their costumes, playing all your favorite hits and B-sides. If you are a fan of Cream, Robin Trower, Stevie Ray Vaughan,  Jeff Beck you will love their extended jams. So come and get Experienced.

Nott The Hoople   Mott The Hoople Tribute: A remarkable tribute to the music of Ian Hunter and Mott the Hoople. These sprightly young dudes bring you all the great Mott the Hoople hits.

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.beerdrinkershellraisers.com nd www.facebook.com/liquidskytributeband and www.facebook.com/Nott-The-Hoople-385627068306062/

UTURN



July 4 Eve Rockout—tomorrow is the holiday but the rock and roll fireworks start tonight 

Sun. July 3 at 7pm
$7 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

UTURN: The rocking rhythms, solid grooves and all out sincere fun are what puts UTURN in the drivers seat when it comes to getting the party started - and keeping it going. They might play songs you know but you haven't heard them like this. The band is built on the hard hitting beats laid down by John Dell'Acqua (JD) on drums, Dan Waller on bass and Tim McNulty on rhythm guitars. Bud Denton and Gary Blackburn hammer out the lead and rhythm guitars. Everyone sings. This lends itself to naturally offering a wide variety of song selection. There is a lot of experience in the collective UTURN but none of that would matter if the rockin' ever stopped. U-TURN intends to never let that happen. 

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

Star La'Moan & The Kitchenettes

 



New Orleans, Delta & Chicago Blues, Ballads, Gypsy Jazz, Swamp Rock, Torch Songs, R&B—everything and the Kitchen Sink

Wed. July 6 at 7:30pm
  $10 adv./$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

Marla Stone Lyons, aka Star La'Moan, has been playing Mississippi Delta blues, R & B, funk and jazz since she was 12 years old.  Star La'Moan (a sort of spoonerism of Marla Stone) was created in Palo Alto where she and her 10 piece band shared stages with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Taj Mahal. Her latest creation, The Kitchenettes, developed organically in the Kuumbwa Jazz Center's kitchen where she has volunteered for several years.   This band is eclecticism at its finest!  Predominately a New Orleans sound, Star La'Moan and The Kitchenettes also play Mississippi Delta & Chicago Blues, Ballads, Standards, Gypsy Jazz, Swamp Rock, Torch Songs, Marches, R&B  and more, hence the tag, ‘Everything AND the kitchen sink.” 

Artist  sites and sounds:  www.stonelyonsproductions.com

Slaid  Cleaves



Slaid spins stories with a novelist's eye and a poet's heart.

Thu. July 7 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent
PRESENTED BY SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist's eye and a poet's heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter's Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves' seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid's a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.” Accordingly, Cleaves' earthy narratives stand oak strong. “Men go off to war for a hundred reasons/But they all come home with the same demons,” he sings on the album's title track. “Some you can keep at bay for a while/Some will pin you to the floor/You've been home for a couple of years now, buddy/But you're still fighting the war.” Few writers frame bruised souls as clearly. Fewer still deliver a punch with such striking immediacy.

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

Hartle-Kaiser-Sunshine: 70’s Clapton Rebooted



Matt Hartle, Henry Kaiser and Sunshine Garcia bring you a unique, big fun take on Eric Clapton in the 70's

Fri. July 8 at 8:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Probably the last thing anyone around here needs is a faithful Clapton-in-the-1970's tribute band. And this project is anything but that. Eric Clapton's live concerts in the 1970's featured songs like: Badge, Can't Find My Way Home, Cocaine, Further On Up The Road, Have You Ever Loved a Woman, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Let It Rain, Tell The Truth, Layla, etc. Let's take those songs and jams and recast them with new, surprising grooves and approaches. And let's make it fun and danceable, while still allowing for extended guitar extemporizations. What happens if you play I Shot The Sheriff in New Orleans funk style? What happens if you play Lay Down Sally like the Grateful Dead might have? What would it sound like with McLaughlin and Hendrix sitting in with Eric? We will explore these questions and many more. Sunshine Garcia Becker is an American singer who performed backing vocals for the band Furthur. Matt Hartle is the guitarist for the band Shady Groove and The China Cats and the founder of Spirit of '76 Henry Kaiser is an experimental guitarist who has appeared on more than 270 albums. Bret Bailey is the drummer of Shady Groove. Pete Novembre is the bass player for Eliphino.  

Artist sites and sounds: http://scottwalkerguitars.com/matt-hartle/   and www.henrykaiserguitar.com

Spirit of '76



Music Of The Late 70's Era Jerry Garcia Band

Sat. July 9 at 8:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Spirit of '76 returns to Don Quixotes for another psychedelic dance party.  This time Spirit will be recreating music of the late 70's Era of the Jerry Garcia band.  Featuring Matt Hartle, Steven Sofranko, Paul Garcia, Burt Lewis, Amy Gabel, and Sunshine Becker Garcia, this promises to be a night to remember.

Artist sites and sounds: https://www.facebook.com/gratefuldeadspirit76/

Dangermuffin 7pm Concert



From the mountains and beaches of the Carolinas breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate from this genre-bending roots trio

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

Dangermuffin: From the mountains and beaches of the Carolinas breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate from this genre-bending roots trio. Dangermuffin brings thoughtful tunes that are both heartfelt and truthful. Their haunting harmonies and go-with-the-flow vibe invite listeners to kick back, relax, and be consumed by the ethereal rhythmic backbone and inspiring messages Dangermuffin has to offer. Lyrically, they evoke themes of self-discovery, ancient knowledge, and true awareness, all within a unique and casual approach.Their latest CD “Songs for the Universe” was Recorded at Charleston, S.C.'s Truphonic Studios, the album contains the influence of Appalachia but still maintains the salty vibes of the Carolina coast, perhaps best heard in “Little Douglas,” a lighthearted song about ‘herbal' enlightenment that features Keller Williams on bass and backing vocals.Dangermuffin is: Dan Lotti (vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar), Mike Sivilli (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals),Steven Sandifer (percussion, drums, upright bass, vocals)

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

Folk Family Revival plus Ray Goren
& The Soul Fixers 



Texas Pre-Apocalyptic-Blues-Americana Band meets  16 Year Old Rock & Blues Sensation

Mon. July 11 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Folk Family Revival:   Armed with a sound that mixes the rootsy stomp of the Southern states with the trippy swoon of the West Coast, Folk Family Revival make music for rock clubs and rodeos, dive bars and honky-tonks, or campfires and cantinas. A throwback to a time when Southern rock and psychedelic music dominated the airwaves, they may be best described as a psychedelic folk-country rock and roll band, but they're not wild about labeling their sound. They'd rather let the music do the talking.

Ray Goren is a 16 year old phenom guitar slinger and explosive live performer who has been playing all around the United States. He has played on stage with BB King, Leon Russell, Robby Krieger, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Alice Cooper  to name just a few. Chicago Sun Times music critic Thomas Conner wrote after Ray's performance opening night on the main stage for the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival “Ray Goren stepped up Thursday night and ripped out a guitar solo that would have made some hairs fall out of Stevie Ray Vaughan's soul patch.” After seeing Ray open for BB King in Monterey, reviewer Jason Debord wrote on Rocksubculture.com : “Ray is a real phenomenon, and you sit there not believing what you are seeing and hearing--It was really one of the most unbelievable moments I've experienced at any concert. Amazing.”

Artist sites and sounds: www.folkfamilyrevival.com and www.reverbnation.com/rpk/bio/2757665

Jennie McNulty plus Kathryn Lounsbery


 


An Evening of Comedy, Music & Improv

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

Jennie McNulty is “One of the premiere comedians in the country” as proclaimed by The New England Blade.  The Examiner called her an, “infectiously energetic, remarkably deft comic with a warm disarming style and some of the best improv skills in the business.”  Her playfully sarcastic style is sure to win you over and most definitely make you laugh. Jennie's comedy career has taken her all over the world, from entertaining troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Eastern Europe to the beautiful beaches and serene sea ports of the LGBT travel world with “Sweet,” “Atlantis” and other travel companies.  You may have seen her from your own home in Logo TV's “One Night Stand Up “ and NBC's “Starting Over”

Kathryn Lounsbery : Packers fan. She is also a member of Triple A. She is a frequent performer, appearing in concerts, recitals, cabaret shows, and comedy nights. As a comedian, Kathryn has appeared at The Laugh Factory, The Improv, The Comedy Store, 54 Below, and The Hollywood Fringe Festival. She has accompanied many improv groups including Off the Wall, LA's oldest improv group. Her musical comedy videos have been shown in film festivals across the U.S. and around the world including New Zealand, Mumbai, Australia, and all of Europe.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.jenniemcnulty.com and www.thatpianogirl.com

Ducktails featuring Real Estate's Matt Mondanile



An enchanting blend of cascading melodic fretwork, psych, summer jams, tropical riffs and dream pop vocals

Wed. July 13 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door ALL STANDING – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Ducktails is an American psychedelic pop band from New Jersey, formed in 2006. Initially the solo recording project of Real Estate's guitarist Matt Mondanile, the band also includes Josh da Costa, Malcolm Perkins and Ross Chait. A delightful blend of psych, summer jams, tropical riffs and dream pop vocals.   Unfurling out of Los Angeles this July comes St. Catherine, Matt Mondanile's fifth outing as Ducktails. St. Catherine is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.groundcontroltouring.com/artists/ducktails

Will Durst plus Deb & Mike

 


BASTILLE DAY POLITICAL COMEDEY REVOLUTION

Get out the pitchforks, it's the 2016 election year and the gentry is breathing fire

Thu. July 14 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Will Durst:  “The heavyweight champion of political standup” Minneapolis StarTribune . He is a 5 time Emmy nominee; has been fired by PBS three times; told jokes in 14 countries; racked up 7 nominations for Stand-Up of the Year; and his 800+ television appearances include Letterman, HBO, Showtime, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, the BBC and many more. The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run of his one man show: “The All American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing,” was turned into a book of the same name by Ulysses Press

Deb & Mike: were featured on A&E Evening At the Airport

Artist sites and sounds: http://willdurst.com and http://richardstockton.com

 

Eric Morrison & The Mysteries featuring Robbie Hoddinott (of Kingfish)
plus Edge of the West



A Two Band Multi-Genre Roots Dance-Til-You-Drop Party

Fri. July 15 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door   Dance – ages 21 +

Eric Morrison & The Mysteries: Eric Morrison & The Mysteries features a soulful Santa Cruz sound with vocal harmonies blending into an Americana roots and rock jam. Get your groove on, dance and sing with the mysteries! Robbie Hoddinott (Guitar Great of Kingfish with Bob Weir):  Robbie played the wicked lead guitar in Kingfish, which was an  American rock band led by Matthew Kelly, a musician, singer, and songwriter who plays guitar and harmonica. Kelly co-founded Kingfish in 1973 with New Riders of the Purple Sage bass player Dave Torbert and fellow San Francisco Bay Area musicians Robbie Hoddinott, Chris Herold and featured the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir.  Edge of the West is a rock n' roots jam band that plays danceable, fun music with heart. Their quirky originals and inventive instrumental journeys take you out there, and then bring it all back home with good old hippie classics and soulful covers. The shows are always a good party. Edge of the West mixes their own songs with eclectic selections from a variety of genres. On any given night you might hear anything from Johnny Cash to Grateful Dead to Sun Ra. Notes from the underground drift like smoke signals to a strange, familiar place where old friends meet for the very first time - the Edge of the West.  Guitar - Jim Lewin / Bass - Bill Laymon / Drums - Marty Carpenter / Piano - Lachlann Kane

Artist sites and sounds:   http://ericmorrisonandthemysteries.com and Robbie /Kingfish https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingfish_(band ) and www.jimlewin.com/#!edgeofthewest/c5j8

Foreverland 

 



An Electrifying 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

Sat. July 16  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


Paul McKenna Band  7pm Concert



“The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years” New York Times

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

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

“The best band of their generation”  The Living Tradition

“A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years” Fatea Magazine

With a contemporary approach to songs, although not straying too far from their roots, their arrangements are both fresh and innovative. The exciting sound of The Paul McKenna Band is created through outstanding Vocals, driving Guitar and Bouzouki, intense fiddle playing, a warm pairing of flute and whistles and dynamic bodhrán and percussion. Combining their love for Folk and Traditional music, as well as original songs and tunes; The Paul McKenna Band from Scotland has been captivating audiences with live performances of their new album, titled ‘Elements', out now on Greentrax Records. Concert highlights over the last few years include performances at Celtic Connections Glasgow, The Cambridge Folk Festival England, Tonder Festival Denmark, Milwaukee Irish Festival USA and Edmonton Folk Festival Canada.

Artist sites and sounds: www.paulmckennaband.com

Phil Marsh  



 Of The Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band, Country Joe McDonald Band, and Musical Director of The Pickle Family Circus

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

Phil Marsh has been a fixture in Bay Area music for almost 50 years.  Songwriter, singer, guitarist, kazoo player, and bandleader, he was the original music director of the Pickle Family Circus and Circus Flora of St. Louis,  singer/guitarist in The Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band (Vanguard Records), bandleader and guitar playing singer for Country Joe McDonald, and an organizer and driving force for the notorious Masked Marauders rock super star spoof on Warner Bros. A longtime Berkeley and Santa Cruz resident, Phil is featured on the Folkways collection "Berkeley Farms" (rumors that he is dead are as yet unfounded.) With Phil Greenberg, he was half of the imaginatively named country duo, Phil and Phil in the 60's, and was a charter member of The Honey Baked Hams, legendary Paris street singing group in 1963 and 64.  His tenure with Berkeley's East Bay Sharks rabble rousing street opera group should not go unmentioned.  Phil has lived for 30 years in New York City where he has been singing, writing songs, performing, and providing soundtracks for documentaries.

Artist sites and sounds: www.chickenonaunicycle.com/Cleanliness%20and%20Godliness.htm and https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cleanliness-godliness-skiffle/id331693318

Eva Salina & Peter Stan  



Balkan Dance Tonight —powered by renowned singer and Serbian/Romanian Romani accordionist 

Thu. July 21 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Eva Salina is a renowned singer, interpreter of traditional and traditionally-based Balkan music. Nurtured through years of mentorship by some of the greatest living Balkan musicians, and recently named a 2015 NYFA Fellow in Folk/Traditional Arts, Eva has devoted her life to the longevity and evolution of East European musical traditions. Eva's rich, supple voice moves effortlessly through the intricate and demanding expression inherent in Romani songs, intertwining vintage pop sounds with her singular interpretations. 

Peter Stan is a Serbian/Romanian Romani accordionist known equally for his playfulness and innovation as he is for his undeniably soulful, intuitive improvisations.  Together, Eva and Peter draw on a strong musical friendship, the diversity of their creative professional experiences, and their shared love of Balkan Romani music, creating a welcoming space where joy and sorrow seamlessly coexist.

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

Donna Jean Godchaux w/ Shady Groove


Donna Jean sang with Grateful Dead, Elvis Presley, Percy Sledge, Boz Scaggs and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

THE WHEEL COMPANY PRESENTS

Fri. July 22 at 8:30pm
$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Donna Jean Godchaux is an American singer, best known for having been a member of the Grateful Dead from 1972 until 1979.   Born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Donna Jean was a vocalist at both Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and Fame Studios , home of the legendary “Muscle Shoals Sound,” on records like Elvis Presley's “Suspicious Minds,” Percy Sledge's “When a Man Loves a Woman,” and Boz Scagg's eponymous first solo album. She moved to San Francisco, married Keith Godchaux,and spent the 1970s as a vocalist in the Grateful Dead as well as the Jerry Garcia Band .

Shady Groove: Steeped in the musical history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Shady Groove delivers an invigorating dose of funky blues and jazz-infused rock and R&B.  It is good-time dance music that draws from a diversity of American popular genres, and incorporates elements of gospel, reggae and other world music.  Improvisational flights through a wide range of styles provide the inspiration for high-spirited crowds whose kinetic dance floor energy serves as a vibrant counterpart to the musical journey transpiring on stage. They are a powerhouse ensemble when delivering their own material or digging into one of the classic covers they interpret such as works from Ritchie Havens, the Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Cliff, and a host of

Motown, blues, and other artists.  Artist sites and sounds: www.shadygroove.net and http://donnajeangodchauxband.info

The Jayhawks plus Fernando Viciconte



Bringing the legendary harmonies and distinctive
 arrangements they are famous for, touring behind a stellar new album "Paging Mr. Proust"

Sat. July 23 at 8pm
$25 adv./$30 door ALL STANDING – ages 21 +

The Jayhawks:   The incredible harmonies and distinctive arrangements of The Jayhawks set them apart from the rest of the Minneapolis music scene that emerged in the 1980s. By the early 90's they became a driving force and inspiration behind the growing Americana movement. Combining the talents of singer-songwriters Gary Louris and Mark Olson, The Jayhawks released their major label debut, the acclaimed Hollywood Town Hall (1992) on the Def American label. This was followed by Tomorrow the Green Grass (1995), which produced the alternative radio hit single “Blue”. When Olson left to pursue a solo career, Louris singularly took over the songwriting role in The Jayhawks creating the band's enduring sound on some of their best selling and well-received albums including Smile (2000) and Rainy Day Music (2003). Louris continues to write and tour with the longtime core group of Marc Perlman, Karen Grotberg, and Tim O'Reagan. While the touring line-up has changed over the years and Olson briefly reappeared in 2010 to record and tour, this classic lineup maintains a commitment to adventure and forward motion in their shows and in their recordings. Their latest album, Paging Mr. Proust (2016), was produced in Portland with Peter Buck and Tucker Martine. 

Fernando Viciconte has a voice that caused countless rags like Billboard, Magnet, Paste, The Oregonian, No Depression (and on and on) plus fellow musicians like Peter Buck from REM, Don Dixon, and Steve Wynn to rave wildly about the feeling it evokes . These rock n roll laments, in both Spanish and English have captured the imaginations of his hometown for seven records, countless compilations, and memorable shows. Now Fernando–and ‘that voice' –has emerged stronger than ever with a full-length LP entitled “Leave the Radio On”.

Artist sites and sounds: www.jayhawksofficial.com  and   www.fernandoviciconte.com

Hot Club of Baltimore w/Alexis Tantau   plus The Jimmy Grant Ensemble  7pm Concert



An East Coast/
West Coast coming together of premier bands celebrating the music of the great DJANGO REINHARDT 

Sun. July 24 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

Hot Club of Baltimore is a world-class ensemble specializing in the early Jazz of the 1930's and 40's with particular emphasis on the music and style of French guitarist Django Reinhardt. The band is led by acclaimed guitarist Michael Joseph Harris and features the captivating Alexis Tantau on vocals in both French and English.

The Jimmy Grant Ensemble: The Jimmy Grant Ensemble performs primarily in the style of Django Reinhardt, infusing swing era pieces, original work, and traditional gypsy tunes with the jazz guitar pioneer's crunchy rhythms and hot harmonies. Jimmy Grant was recently a finalist in the John Lennon songwriting competition for his original song “Insomnia,” and also had an interview with Guitar World for his “5 in 5? project, in which he wrote five different songs in five days. His style synthesizes a rich blend of Russian folk, bluegrass, Celtic and classical music while remaining true to Django's innovative guitar technique. The Jimmy Grant Ensemble will bring together two guitars, bass, and violin in an intimate yet energy-charged performance. 

Artists sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/HotClubBaltimore/ and www.jimmygrant.net

 

 

 

saQi w/ KR3TURE , Stellamara, feral fauna




Wed. July 27 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

saQi: The Portland-based artist saQi is a classically trained composer, producer and trumpet player. Drawing his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse, saQi creates eclectic electronica that maintains a balance between organic and synthesized sound. His live sets rock the dance floor while maintaining a grace and musical depth to engage the listener. The music is never limited by genre, tempo or any other stylistic elements. Allegiance to the creative flow and its truest expression thereof is saQi's manifesto. KR3TURE: (Krikor is "Creature") a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Santa Cruz Cruz, CA creating powerful and emotive music using gritty acoustic and deep electronic ingredients. He will join up with  saQi tonight.  Stellamara: Internationally acclaimed world music ensemble Stellamara premiers electro-acoustic sets emphasizing their signature passionate rhythms and eastern melodies with dramatic orchestral sections, otherworldly ambience and deep bass grooves. Evolving for over a decade of recording and performing, Stellamara unites world-renowned musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds in a shared devotion for folk and classical music rooted in Near Eastern, Eastern European, Medieval European, Arabic and Persian traditions. feral fauna: by weaving sultry female vocals with acoustic instrumentation and electronic production, feral fauna create intriguing musical contrasts between acoustic & electronic, organic & digital, feminine & masculine

Artists sites and sounds:  http://saqimusic.com and  https://soundcloud.com/kr3ture and http://stellamara.com and www.facebook.com/feralfauna/

Woods

 



Distilling life epiphanies into compact chunks of psychedelic folk

Thu. July 28 at 8pm

$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Woods have always been experts at distilling life epiphanies into compact chunks of psychedelic folk that exists just outside of any sort of tangible time or place. Maybe those epiphanies were buried under cassette manipulation or drum-and-drone freakouts, or maybe they were cloaked in Jeremy Earl's lilting falsetto, but over the course of an impressive eight albums, Woods refined and drilled down their sound into City Sun Eater in the River of Light, their ninth LP and second recorded in a proper studio. It's a dense record of rippling guitar, lush horns, and seductive, bustling anxiety about the state of the world. It's still the Woods you recognize, only now they're dabbling in zonked out Ethiopian jazz, pulling influence from the low key simmer of Brown Rice, and tapping into the weird dichotomy of making a home in a claustrophobic city that feels full of possibility even as it closes in on you. City Sun Eater in the River of Light is concise, powerful, anxious—barreling headlong into an uncertain, constantly shifting new world.” - Sam Hockley-Smith

Artists sites and sounds:  www.woodsist.com/woods/


ROCK TRIPLE SHOT
Refract, Hot Stone Stars, Bangalore



A guitar driven, red-hot motorcycle ride you don't want to miss! 

Fri. July 29 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Refract: a five-piece based in San Jose -- is fronted by lead vocalist, songwriter Elise Tarens, who is joined by Alex Bruno & Justin Fode (guitars), Baron Chase on bass and Nick Muchow on drums churning out wailing guitars and head-banging deep grooves.

Hot Stone Star: The hard rocking sound of Santa Cruz based HOT STONE STARS delivers the perfect platform for the soulful vocals of their lead vocalist Star Stern. With a brother and sister bond at it's core, Stony Stern's guitar pyrotechnics erupt against a blazing backdrop of detonating rhythms provided by Grammy® leavened bassist Michael Lazarus and the pulsating drums of Richard Wasso. To experience their music live is to realize something very special is happening in the room, more than the sum of it's parts, burning bright, shining what you feel on everyone else around you. HOT STONE STARS will release their debut CD entitled "MANDALA" at Don Quixote's International Music Hall, where hard copies will be available for the very first time!

Bangalore is a power trio (Josh, Tim and Cedric) playing their own brand of Rock / Ska / Punk / Surf that serves as the perfect backdrop for the skate and surf culture Santa Cruz is so well known for.


Artists sites and sounds: www.reverbnation.com/refractband and www.facebook.com/i.love.hotstonestars and www.reverbnation.com/bangalore6

Carolyn Sills Combo plus Bean Creek

 



Vintage swinging juke box, early country, bluegrass and mountain music – Dance Tonight

Sat. July 30 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +  PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Carolyn Sills Combo:  A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life and heartfelt twang into the timeless sounds of post-war American music.  Nominated for a 2016 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group, fans of classic country and western swing are falling in love with the band's original songs, written and produced by Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan.   The Carolyn Sills Combo received 4 nominations from the Academy of Western Artists for western swing group, western swing album, western swing song (Bad for You) and western swing female singer.

Bean Creek: The voice of Bean Creek is imbued with early country and mountain music, yet has a joyful and exuberant quality all its own. Their music is a soulful expression from a group of talented, experienced players who understand and love bluegrass music, and perform it with vigor and honesty.

Artist sites and sounds: www.carolynsills.com and http://beancreekbluegrass.com

Jerry Garcia Birthday Bluegrass Bash with Dave Holodiloff Bluegrass Band



A broad, danceable selection of songs and hot jams spanning Jerry Garcia's career with "The Grateful Dead", "Old and In The Way", and more

Mon. Aug. 1 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door   Dance – ages 21 +

Dave Holodiloff is bringing the bluegrass band to Don Quixote's for his 7th Annual Jerry Garcia Bluegrass Birthday Bash Tribute Concert. The evening will feature a broad and danceable selection of songs (and acoustic jams) spanning Jerry Garcia's career with "The Grateful Dead", "Old and In The Way", and more. Get ready to ride that train with "Casey Jones" all the way to Bluegrass country! Driven by Dave's high-energy mandolin and accompanied by a smoking hot string band, this annual tradition is sure to delight both "dead-icated" fans of Jerry Garcia and lovers of quality acoustic entertainment. Don't miss this once-a-year magical night of festive celebration and Bluegrass tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time! The band will be rocking the night away with two great sets, so get ready to party. Dave Holodiloff's "Grateful Dead Bluegrass Tribute" album will be available at the show. The CD features inventive arrangements of classic Grateful Dead favorites like "Friend Of The Devil" and "Scarlet Begonias" interspersed with original improvisations and even an acoustic Old-Timey psychedelic space jam on the more obscure "Mountains of the Moon".

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

Global Guitar Summit: Konarak Reddy (India), Matthew Montfort (USA), and Teja Gerken (Germany)



The Global Guitar Summit presents three international acoustic guitar virtuosos performing solo and ensemble pieces.

Thu. Aug. 4 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

The Global Guitar Summit presents three international acoustic guitar virtuosos performing solo and ensemble pieces. The summit features Indian nylon string guitarist Konarak Reddy, American scalloped fretboard and fretless guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort, and German fingerstyle guitarist Teja Gerken.

Konarak Reddy: Hailing from Bangalore, India, Konarak Reddy is a legend among music aficionados in his home country. Konarak draws his inspiration from multiple sources, immersing himself in both Western classical guitar and traditional Indian music on the sarod. He studied jazz improvisation at Boston's Berklee College of Music and the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, from which he graduated with honors. Today, his playing integrates Hindustani and Carnatic styles into contemporary solo guitar masterpieces.

Matthew Montfort: is the leader of the world music ensemble Ancient Future . Featured in the December 2009 commemorative Les Paul issue of Guitar Player Magazine, Montfort is a pioneer among guitarists who have had their fretboards scalloped in order to play various forms of world music that require intricate note-bending ornaments while still being able to play chords. Montfort immersed himself in an intensive study with vina master K.S. Subramanian in order to fully apply the South Indian gamaka (note-bending) techniques to the guitar.

Teja Gerken:  German-born Teja Gerken is a contemporary steel-string fingerstyle guitarist whose playing merges the styles of European guitar pioneers such as John Renbourn and Pierre Bensusan with the distinct sounds of American players such as Leo Kottke and Micheal Hedges. Known for his original compositions, many of which employ alternate tunings, two-handed tapping, percussive effects, and other extended guitar techniques, Teja will also bring Celtic, jazz, and classical styles to the Global Guitars show.

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_global_guitar_trio_2016.html

The Puffball Dance Collective plus Coffee Zombie Collective




Collectively more wild fun than any
two bands should legally be allowed to be

Fri. Aug. 5 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 + 

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

The Puffball Dance Collective – Extended musical journeys crafted to lift you up.  It's a puffball dance party! Featuring members of the  “Banana Slug String Band”, “Slugs and Roses”, the “Barrelmakers”, instrumental funk project “Velour,” Jim Lewin's “Edge of the West”, and a slew of talented local musicians, The PDC reaches into the back pocket of the great bands of the past such as Steely Dan, the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead, while at the same time creating their own sound and playing their own material.  Featuring twin guitars, organ, a rock-solid rhythm section and sweet vocal harmonies, the Puffball Dance Collective crafts extended musical journeys that are sure to lift everyone to new heights of collective dancing puffball consciousness.  Coffee Zombie Collective was formed with one thing in mind: bringing music to the people in a very creative way. Our ever-expanding set list sweeps from very fun takes on rock anthems and originals, to old-time standards, and right back through 80's and 90s hits, all with our distinctive CZC twist. Our live performances energize festivals, and light up local street corners.  With our lineup of acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, upright bass, trumpet, boomslap, and melodica, crowds quickly form and sing-alongs and dance-alongs ensue.

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

The Jones Gang (formerly Houston-Jones)
plus   Teresa Tudury



High Octane Americana meets a wild, funny and powerful cross  between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt

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

The Jones Gang (formerly Houston-Jones) : High Octane Americana?.  This band is a reincarnation of the group Houston Jones, performing high octane Americana, roots and bluegrass, with some new faces on lead and pedal steel guitar.  They perform popular Houston Jones hits, as well as originals.  They are: Travis Jones, acoustic and electric guitar, lead and background vocals and percussion — This strong, vibrant talent has performed with a wide array of artists. He's shared the stage with Asleep at the Wheel and Waylon Jennings – Night Ranger and the Doobie Brothers - John Hartford and Levon Helm, just to name a few. Henry Salvia, keyboards, lead and background vocals & percussion — Hailing from Detroit this Houston Jones band member since 2005 brought a lifetime of experience to the band. He worked with Bo Diddley, Rickie Lee Jones, and Al Kooper. Peter Tucker, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals — Rolling Stone Magazine described Peter as "one of the most creative percussionists to emerge in rock music." Peter recorded with Tim Hardin and worked with Richie Havens, The Waybacks, and of course, Houston Jones.  Joshua Zucker, upright & electric bass, background vocals, percussion. Teresa Tudury : Hold on to your seats as Teresa Tudury takes you on a musical journey of wild and powerful songs and stories from the depths of her incredibly rich and inspiring repertoire. “Picture a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt musically, and toss in the most side-splitting stage patter imaginable, and you have Ms. Tudury.” — Johnny Angel, LA Weekly “I think ‘Cheering Your Little Ass On' is the greatest song ever written.” —Charles Perry, Rolling Stone and LA Times

Artist sites and sounds: www.thejonesgang.com and www.teresatudury.net

The Jerry Celebration Band




Celebrating the music and life of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead

Sat. Aug. 13 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 + THREE BIG SETS: 1 ACOUSTIC AND 2 ELECTRIC                 

The San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California are replete with super musicians playing in Grateful Dead tribute bands.  These musicians are traveling to Felton in Santa Cruz County and coming together on Don Quixote's stage on August 8 on the eve of his passing, to celebrate his musical legacy.  The musicians will rotate in various formations to present a non stop evening of musical magic.  This all-star cast includes members of Slugs & Roses, The China Cats, Front Street, Mars Hotel, Cryptical, Live Dead, Play Live Dead, Workingman's Ed, The Dead Guise, Totally Dead, Aardvark, Dedicated Maniacs, and more ! 

SonoMusette: The Sound and Spirit of Twentieth Century Paris   7pm Concert

The Music of Edith Piaf , Jacques Brel , and more



Sun. Aug. 14 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

SonoMusette recaptures the moody, melancholic sound and spirit of mid twentieth-century Paris in the 'bal-musette' tradition.

French chanteuse, musette accordion, gypsy-jazz guitar, upright bass, and drum kit combine to revive the enchanting songs of that era. This music has retained its power to charm and transport listeners, and SonoMusette taps that nostalgia with artistry in both vocals and instrumentation. Inspired by the great performers of that era, such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, and Django Reinhardt, along with contemporary artists such as Zaz, the superb vocal and instrumental artistry of the ensemble SonoMusette will charm and transport you to an evening in Paris as they bring bal-musette to the 'moderne' era.

Mimi Pirard • vocalist / Robert Lunceford • accordion /Jason Briggs • guitar and upright bass /Jan Martinelli • upright bass and piano /Richard Andrews • drums.  Artist sites and sounds: http://www.sonomusette.com

and concert:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oxZlOrgyJw

A Tribute to Van Morrison
featuring Kevin Brennan & Wavelength

 




During the 1960's Kevin Brennan played in a band with Van Morrison himself called The Great Eight. Kevin & Van teamed up again in the 1980's

Fri. Aug. 19 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Kevin Brennan & Wavelength: Kevin's music career began in his hometown of Belfast, Ireland, where during the 1960's he played in a band with Van Morrison called The Great Eight. In 1974 he did a world cruise on the P.O. Cruise Line with his band and continued to tour extensively in Europe and Ireland. He came to the states to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late seventies, and made it his new home. There he formed his own band called Claddagh and played the S.F. club scene for years. He teamed up with Van Morrison again, performing and opening his shows throughout the 80's. He has played at many notable venues such as San Francisco's Great American Music Hall and at the Paul Mason Winery with Van Morrison and the Legendary Irish band The Chieftains. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.wavelength-kevinbrennan.com

The Authentic ELVIS Experience Starring Jim Anderson & the Rebels

 



Bringing you Elvis Presley from The Sun Studio years of the 1950's to the Vegas Spectaculars – the whole ELVIS live music experience but without the jumpsuits.

Sat. Aug. 20 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Bringing you Elvis Presley from The Sun Studio years of the 1950's to the Vegas Spectaculars – the whole ELVIS experience. Jim Anderson & the Rebels have been performing in Washington, Nevada, all over California to SOLD OUT Venues.  They have been touted by Lifelong Elvis Fans as, "The Most Authentic Tribute to Elvis Presley and His Music to Date!"  They perform at Festivals, Fairs, Concert Halls, Theaters, Private Events, Opera Houses, Concert Series and more. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.jimandersonandtherebels.com

De Temps Antan 7pm Concert



French Canadian full-attacking, take-no-prisoners style of unfettered music freedom

Sun. Aug. 21 at 7pm  at 7pm
$18 adv./$20 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

De Temps Antan will steal your heart away with their exuberant, full-attacking, take-no-prisoners style of unfettered freedom. Using Quebec's vibrant, living music tradition as a springboard for musical innovation, this power trio with brio catapults audiences into the future of French-Canadian music & culture. It takes a special combination to revisit & revitalize traditional music with equal measures of reverence, joy, humor & turn-on-a-dime instrumental virtuosity but this is what the triumphant triumvirate accomplish with astonishing ease. Formed in 2003 by members, at the time, of the esteemed ensemble La Bottine Souriante, the charismatic dynamo Andre Brunet (who also tours & records with the Celtic Fiddle Festival), Eric Beaudry & Pierre-Luc Dupuis, have since released three critically acclaimed CDs while performing around the world time-honored songs & melodies on fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki & foot percussion. Blending boundless energy with infectious joie de vivre, with De Temps Antan you will enjoy a musical event unlike any other.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://detempsantan.qc.ca/en/

EXTRA LARGE plus Aza




TWO OF THE MOST DYNAMIC DANCE BANDS OF SANTA CRUZ TONIGHT


Fri. Aug. 26 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 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 Larges upbeat and positive music is infectious and leaves the crowd happy and wanting more.

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  performances feature deep, danceable rhythms, intricate string melodies, and soaring, soulful vocals.

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

BLUE plus Mike Renwick with Burns,
Renwick & Rags

 



Rock and roll, rhythm and blues, rockabilly, calypso, country, jazz, reggae, and Motown—Yep, we're gunna dance tonight

Sat. Aug. 27 at 8pm
$10 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

BLUE was formed for a benefit concert, in 2005. For the past 11 years we have averaged 100 shows per year, and continue to amaze and delight audiences all over Northern California. All members sing lead, backup and harmony well, and we play a mix old rock and roll, country, rhythm and blues, rockabilly, truck drivin' music, calypso, reggae, and Motown hits. We  are a get up and dance, wiggle in your seats, and sing along band.

Mike Renwick with Burns, Renwick & Rags: The band was formed in the early 1970s and instantly became a hit all over the Bay Area and up and down the West Coast. As a trio with master musicianship, great vocals , and a sound that most compared to a five piece band, BR&R became a favorite for well known bands such as members of Tower of Power and others to sit in with on their nights off. The huge diversity of songs, incredible vocal harmonies and the band personality kept the group going for years as a mainstay at Bay Area clubs, private parties and corporate events. The song list covers jazz, R&B, pop, rock n' roll and even country music. It's now 2016 and the band plays on! They are Dave Burns, Mike Renwick, Robert Anthony Green (Rags). Come early.  Mike Renwick with Burns, Renwick & Rags will play a long set at 8pm. 

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

Simple Dreams: A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt
7pm Concert



From Linda Ronstadt's  breakout song "Different Drum" to a rocking version of "You're No Good,” and so much more, Simple Dreams delivers a show of unforgettable tunes.

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

Simple Dreams is a group of talented musicians paying tribute to the music of Linda Ronstadt. Focusing on her early years starting with the Stone Poneys and moving through her career to the early 80s, Simple Dreams covers her folk, rock and pop hits as they may have been played live. From her breakout song "Different Drum" to a rocking version of "You're No Good," Simple Dreams delivers a show of memorable tunes. Band members include Donna Seda on lead vocals, Jeff Ebbage on lead guitar and backup vocals, Eric Gilmore on bass, Will McDougal on keys, Kerry Johnson on pedal steel, Brendan McQueeney on drums and Angela Fisher on backup vocals.

Artist sites and sounds: www.reverbnation.com/simpledreamstribute

Molly Tuttle Band

 



Molly appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine

Wed. Aug. 31 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Molly Tuttle Band: A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. She began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her first album, The Old Apple Tree, at age 13. Since then, she's appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest, and, last May, graduated from the Berklee College of Music, which she attended on a Hazel Dickens Memorial Scholarship. Her lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive song writing make her a star on the rise. She has already received more than two million YouTube views.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.mollytuttle.net

Zulu Spear

 



Legendary band returns--Uplifting African Rhythms, soulful harmonies and mesmerizing dance steps

Sat. Sept. 10 at 8pm


$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Zulu Spear, who recorded on Capital Records, are well known as one of the founding pioneers of the 80's “World Beat” scene are back- blazing new trails with the release of their new video & singles “Dancing in The Jungle” and "Pray now" ! "The Best of World Beat Music". Zulu Spear's current lineup consists of original members:  Gideon Bendile ( lead vocals & dancer), Morgan-Nhlapo ( vocals & dancer) ,  Jerome A. Leonard Sr ( drummer  & vocals),  Ron Van Leeuwaarde, (guitar & vocals) ,Matthew Lacques ( guitar & vocals)  and  has added new members: Pope Flyne  (percussion & vocals ),  Jennifer Jolly (keys & vocals ) , Scott “Sven” Vento ( keys & trumpet), Patrick  Owens (bass), Zack  Pitt-Smith ( sax & flute) and Adam Beach (Sax). Come check out award winning Zulu Spear's inspiring, uplifting, energetic performance blending African Rhythms with Soulful Harmonies and Mesmerizing dance steps.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/Zulu-Spear-Band-107605382647288/

The Puffball Aja Vu plays Steely Dan
and Stealin' Chicago plays Chicago



Sat. Sept. 24 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

Antoine Dufour, Craig D'Andrea,
Trevor Gordon Hall
7pm Concert





An evening of stunning acoustic instrumental guitar prowess from three mind blowing, multi-award winning young masters

Sun. Sept. 25 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Antoine Dufour: 33 year old Montreal, Canada based guitarist Antoine Dufour is known among the best guitar players in the world as a musician's musician. To fans of popular music, he deftly combines jaw-dropping guitar playing skills and an artistic soul in crafting instrumental compositions that transcends global cultures and languages. Antoine does this in an incredibly visual and entertaining style. Craig D'Andrea: Connecticut based Craig D'Andrea is a fingerstyle guitarist and recording artist signed with Candy Rat Records.  Craig has toured in the USA, Canada, UK, China, and across Europe in support of his three full-length albums.  Craig has recently returned to the USA after a successful our of England and the Netherlands

Trevor Gordon Hall: Rated as one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar magazine, comes an instrumentalist from Philadelphia whose compositions range in style from edgy driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor Gordon Hall sets himself apart by leaving no physical aspect of the guitar untouched.

Artist sites and sounds: www.cadetmusicpresents.com

The Outside Track

 



The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world--stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy

Wed. Sept. 28 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$17 door  seated <21 w/parent

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

Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, and a finalist for best album in the 2016 Indie Acoustic Project Awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, their marriage of Celtic music, song, dance has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and the USA, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this as a foundation. They effortlessly fuse traditional and contemporary with winning joie de vivre, blending fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality.

Artist sites and sounds: www.theoutsidetrack.com

The Houserockers

 



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

Sat. Oct. 8 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

Shakedown Street



Grateful Dead Tribute from The Rocky Mountains

One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world

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

One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world, Shakedown Street, makes its home in and around the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado. Shakedown Street embodies the Grateful Dead ethos of improvisation and discovery, while maintaining an intimacy and open rapport with its audience. In its 28 years together, Shakedown Street has performed alongside Grateful Dead members Vince Welnick and Tom Constanten, as well as Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. Able to perform multi night runs without repetition, the band draws equally from the early and modern Grateful Dead repertoire, and weave together unique and unforgettable performances.

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

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

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Concert Programmer and Booking Contact:
Tom Miller: email tmm@cruzio.com
831-335-2526
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