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One Lane Bridge with
virtuoso mandolinist Ashley Broder



Wed. May 25 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

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

hall or on the dance floor.

Ashley Broder has an elegant, understated picking style. She is a former Western Open Picking  champion, and the 2008 winner of the “Best Traditional Song” category  in the Independent Music Awards

Artist sites and Sounds: http://williamcoulterguitar.com/onelanebridge

Todd Mosby & The New Horizons Ensemble
with Michael Manring


What a stunning lineup of world renowned players uniquely combining jazz, bluegrass, folk and North India  classical

Thu. May 26 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

CD release for The New Horizons Ensemble's  “On Eagle Mountain”. 

Todd Mosby : Genre Defying Guitarist, Composer, Improvisor. Uniquely combining jazz, bluegrass, folk and classical North India Todd Mosby is slated to redefine the contemporary Instrumental genre.  Performing a mix of original and familiar compositions, this ensemble rocks with a virtuoso flair.  The New Horizons Ensemble includes Michael Manring, Premik Russell Tubbs and Jeff Haynes.

Michael Manring , one the most musically creative bass players on the planet, is not only playing with Todd and the New Horizons ensemble, he will be doing a set of his own material.

Premik Russell Tubbs is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and lap steel guitar. Premik has worked with Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden,  James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga just to name a few.

Jeff Haynes: Grammy Award winning percussionist, Jeff Haynes has toured extensively with Harry Belafonte, Cassandra Wilson, and The Pat Metheney Group. His versatility as a seasoned multi-genre percussionist continues to be part of today's sound with artists representing classical, to world beat to American Folk.

Artist site and sounds: www.toddmosbymusic.com and www.manthing.com and  www.jeffhaynesmusic.com and www.premik.com

Jerry Miller Band


Legendary Moby Grape Guitarist makes long awaited return

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

Jerry Miller was lead guitarist for the legendary rock band Moby Grape which was featured prominently in the 40th Anniversary Edition of Rolling Stone Magazine. Eric Clapton called him the best guitar player in the world when he came to America in the 60's. Jerry was included in Rolling Stone Magazine's The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.  The Moby Grape hit Hey Grandma co-written by Jerry appears in the Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn movie “The Interpreter” 

Artist sites and sounds: https://myspace.com/mobygrapesjerrymiller

Mustache Harbor


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

Sat. May 28 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

This is a soft rock party explosion.  Do you like the Eagles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, UB40, Boston, Toto, Jacson Browne, Lionel Richie, Elton John, Boz Scaggs? Do you like non-stop hits? A band that puts on a show?  Dancing all night long?  Mustache Harbor is San Francisco's newest and most happening party band. With recent sell-out shows at Slim's, Bimbo's 365 Club and standing ovations received at appearances at The Fillmore and Outside Lands Festival Mustache Harbor have brought a whole new unstoppable party sensation to the scene. In their own words: “Our mission, our destiny, is simple, to build a mustache army capable of creating a Soft Rock Explosion the likes of which has not been seen since the days when Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Ace, Kenny Loggins and The Little River Band, to name but a few, created A.M. Gold. So Join us! party with us, live with us, work out at the dojo with us, sing with us, slap on a stash and drink from our bountiful coconuts filled with delicious grooves and tasty hooks.”

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

Richard Stockton, Cynthia Carle, Daniel Cainer 
7pm Concert


A night of musical comedy with headliners from London, Los Angeles and Santa Cruz

Sun. May 29 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent


RIchard Stockton:  “Stockton hits the mark with his easygoing storytelling style, physical clowning and wry observations--a wildly entertaining one-man extravaganza.”

Cynthia Carle: Returning to the Music Hall after a hugely enjoyable performance with Roy Zimmerman earlier this year, Cynthia is one of the few original voices in music today. Her wry observations on life and delicious wit are as refreshing in music as they are rare. Prepare to be dazzled.

Daniel Cainer: The ‘Comic Bard of Anglo-Jewry' Daniel Cainer appeared at DQs last year with the legendary Christine Lavin and friends, with excerpts from his two award winning theatre shows and brought the house down. Smart, funny, and timely, Cainer's deeply moving tales about his family and observational comedy are a joy. Brilliant rhyming and wordplay, great musicianship and haunting tunes you won't forget.  Edinburgh Fringe Award Winner and Highly Recommended show 2014, 2015.  “Cainer's songs are heart-rending, delicate, and witty in all the right places.” UK Daily Express

Artist sites and sounds:   http://richardstockton.com and www.cynthiacarlemusic.com and   www.danielcainer.com

Happy Valley Band plus Zachary James Watkins 


Imagine James Brown backed by Sun Ra Arkestra, Madonna with a jittery freak-out synth rhythm section, and Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass 

Wed. June 1 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent


The Happy Valley Band is a cover band like you've never heard before. They play machine deconstructions of popular tunes, filtered through the brain of a computer. You'll hear James Brown backed by a simmering Sun Ra Arkestra, Madonna with a jittery freak-out synth rhythm section, and Herb Alpert with a Tijuana Brass that must have been led by Charles Ives. Their debut album ORGANVM PERCEPTVS, five years in the making, will be out on Santa Cruz label Indexical in 2016.

Zachary James Watkins builds clouds of dense harmonic tones and cuts through them with transcendent electric guitar melodies. The deep vibrations he creates through layering and expanding harmonies leave the room resonating with energy. He is an Oakland-based sound artist with degrees in composition from Cornish College of the Arts and Mills College, and is one-half of the ecstatic duo Black Spirituals. He has shared bills with Earth, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and many others, and releases music on the labels Important Records, Cassauna, Touch, The Tapeworm, Confront, Land & Sea and Sige.

Artist sites and sounds:  Happy Valley Band  http://www.indexical.org and https://vimeo.com/159568524 and Zachary at https://cassauna.bandcamp.com/album/movable

The Post Street Rhythm Peddlers,
Eve of Eden, Grampa's Chili



Shake your sugar with three Santa Cruz bands bringing you a night of psychedelic jams, indie rock and New Orleans flavor.

  Thu. June 2 at 8pm
$10 adv. / $10 door  Dance – ages 21 +

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

Eve of Eden: A new rock & soul band honoring the timeless tradition of getting back to the garden, Eve of Eden fuses harmonic melodies and driving rhythms to create a sound that is both rootsy and etheric. Bandleader Aliza Hava is an award-winning singer/songwriter joined by Deirdre Egan on Celtic harp & keys, Tyler Larson on lead guitar, Jesse Strauss on bass and Cory Graves on drums. Hava's songs have been included on musical soundtracks along with songwriting luminaries such as Annie Lennox, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne and more.  The debut album, featuring the Midas touch of multi-platinum, Grammy winning producer Toby Wright (Heart, The Wallflowers, Alice in Chains), Stephen George (Sting, Paul Simon, Mary J. Blige) and Ron Zabrocki (Guitar World) is due late Spring 2016.  

Grampa's Chili : Since the early 1990's, Grampa's Chili has been simmerin' their unique blend of meaty Rock-n-Roll with some Americana spice, a ladle full of Mountain Boogie, and a side of rich, thick Jam. Grampa's Chili music is fun, infectious, and will bring a swing to yer hips, a tap to your feet, and a hoot-n-holler from the bottom of your belly.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://poststreetrhythmpeddlers.com/ and www.eveofedenmusic.com and www.grampaschili.net

The Sun Kings


A Beatles Tribute as Nature Intended

Fri. June 3 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door   Dance – ages 21 +


Get ready Rubber Soul and Revolver fans! In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of 1966, The Sun Kings will feature the songs of that year. But wait--there's much more! For those who love The Sun Kings' concerts spanning the music of The Beatles' most amazing career, there will be plenty of that for you as well. It is guaranteed to be a splendid time for all! Audiences and critics alike absolutely love The Sun Kings' energy and spot on recreation of The Beatles' music. The Sun Kings are considered one of the premier Beatles tribute acts in the country. Packing theatres and selling out shows along the West Coast and beyond, The Sun Kings continue to amaze their fans and win over skeptics, with their uncanny channeling and respect for the music they perform. With a repertoire of over 150 songs The Sun Kings shine in concert with arrangements and vocal harmonies delivered with the authenticity and vitality that recall the earliest Beatles performances.

“The Sun Kings are the best Beatles band I've ever heard, and that includes the original Beatlemania cast, circa 1977.” -Scott Lettieri, KGO Radio San Francisco.  

 Artist sites and sounds:  www.thesunkings.com

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


Sat. June 4 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

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

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


Molly Tuttle & John Mailander 
2pm Matinee


Michelle Chappel plus Michael Gaither
7pm Concert


professor  to international hitmaker.  From Jay Leno joke writer to  engaging song crafter.

Sun. June 5 at 7pm
$10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Michelle Chappel: Despite being called "crazy" by her mother and colleagues, Michelle ditched academics to follow her childhood dream to be a rock star after being voted “Most Inspirational Professor” at UCSC. Since then she's had top 10 and 20 radio singles overseas; a #1 hit on US college radio; and 7 songs featured on TV. Her new CD "Call Me Crazy" encourages us all to follow our hearts and dare to be different. "Several songs have hit written all over them. Be inspired." Bree Noble, Woman of Substance Radio.  Michael Gaither: Whether you call it Americana, folk, or singer-songwriter, Michael Gaither is a storyteller. He crafts songs that cover small-town nostalgia to modern technology, with humorous takes on everyday life. A Santa Cruz County native, his songs also have a healthy preoccupation with locales from the past (“Starlite Drive-In Saturday Night”) and present (“Highway 17?). Michael turned to songwriting after a background in journalism and a narrow brush with standup comedy. (He sold jokes to Jay Leno.  Michael has released four CDs of original songs, all of which have received international airplay.

"Michelle and Michael  are donating 20% of their show earnings to KZSC 88.1FM"

Artist sites and sounds: http://michellechappel.com and www.michaelgaither.com

CHECK OUT REDWOOD MOUNTAIN FAIRE WEBSITE AT:  www.redwoodmountainfaire.com

Jimmie Dale Gilmore plus Colin Gilmore

Father and son and a rich roots, deeply soulful mix of country, rock, and folk music

Thu. June 9 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent


Jimmie Dale Gilmore : With his warm, warbling tenor voice and folksy, friendly approach to both his music and his audiences, Jimmie Dale Gilmore is an easy guy to like.His music is a rich blend of traditional country, folk, blues, and rock styles, and his lyrics reflect both his philosophical interests and his inherent down-home nature. Since moving to Austin, TX, and reviving his career in the 1980s, Gilmore has in many ways come to represent the current Austin music scene -- its rootsy mix of country, rock, and folk music -- the way Willie Nelson once reigned as king of the town's cosmic cowboys in the 1970s. Jimmy along with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock were the legendary Flatlanders. Colin Gilmore: Colin Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas, spending many nights as a child in nightclubs like Stubbs, where he witnessed songwriters like Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, bring the stage to life. He developed a taste for Buddy Holly, Townes Van Zandt, and bands like The Clash and The Pogues. His second album Goodnight Lane won fans across the world and critical acclaim, including 4-star reviews in Mojo and Uncut. His star quality, both in live performances and songwriting, is understated but real. And he's just getting started.

Artist site and sounds:   www.facebook.com/JimmieDaleGilmore and www.colingilmore.com

Giant Sand featuring Howe Gelb

New CD is Heartbreak Pass.   Southwestern roots, lo-fi, jazz,country and punk can inspire the soundscape a Howe Gelb creation

Fri. June 10 at 9pm
$20 adv./$20 door ALL STANDING – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

"Giant Sand is a mood," explained Howe, as if to simplify the dizzying breadth of his prolific output as an artist. With an impressive catalog of material that stretches back to 1983, he can easily claim some 40 albums to his credentials as both a band leader and a solo performer, each of which maintains its own genre-defying singularity while also drawing on the not-so disparate threads of country, southwestern roots, lo-fi, jazz, and punk–or the “yippity and happenstance“ that arises to inspire the soundscape of whatever project Gelb is involved in creating.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://howegelb.com/home-1/

House of Floyd

Dazzling Full Production Pink Floyd Tribute

Sat. June 11 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

House of Floyd is San Francisco's immersive Pink Floyd tribute band. Rather than simply replicating the iconic band's recorded songs, House of Floyd focuses on the adventurous live arrangements and sonic explorations of their namesake. Built around the jam-based interpretations and engulfing sound effects and visuals that made Pink Floyd's live sets so popular, House of Floyd delivers serious musical magic: stellar musicians, the legendary films and tape effects, surround sound, atmospheric lighting, lasers, fog, and all that hypnotic Floyd.

Artist site and sounds:   www.houseoffloyd.com

Dengue Fever 8pm Concert

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Sun. June 12 8pm
$15 adv./$18 door ALL STANDING – ages 21 +

Plunging headlong into their second decade as a band, DENGUE FEVER's new album, The Deepest Lake, their fifth full-length of all-new material, comes at a critical juncture in the band's career. After forming their own label Tuk Tuk Records, the band crossed over into a brave new world as both artist and record label owner's. Today find themselves able to wear two hats – as creative musicians with no boundaries as well as label owners who make their own decisions on where, when and how to fabricate their career. The net result is the aforementioned, The Deepest Lake, a record with more musical diversions than the Mekong River itself. Released in January 27, 2015 – US/Canada & February 2, 2015 in the rest of the world, the ten tracks on The Deepest Lake will satiate longtime fans as well as newcomers looking for something altogether different. Widely recognized for their trademark blend of 60's Cambodian pop and psychedelic rock, Dengue Fever's latest release expands their musical palette to include Khmer rap, Latin grooves, Afro percussion, layered Stax-like horns and more.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://denguefevermusic.com Buy your tickets now at: http://folkyeah.com/#/denguefelton2016/

Rhythm Future Quartet

Gypsy Jazz on Fire. “These young men are incredible!!! Don't miss them--such dedication and love of music to witness!” - Tommy Emmanuel

Mon, June 13 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent


“Olli Soikkeli is a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django” - The Wall Street Journal “Jason Anick is easily one of the best jazz violinists of his generation” - Christian Howes The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today's musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, the quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. With Max O'Rourke on second guitar and Greg Loughman on bass, Rhythm Future is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of a vital musical genre.

Artist site and sounds:   http://rhythmfuturequartet.com

Bob Malone plus Lipbone Redding

Piano driven rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B meets catchy original songs, brash humor, soulful singing, inventive guitar and exotic vocal sounds

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


Bob Malone: “Bob Malone doesn't just accompany himself on piano. He supports his singing with pulsating, roaring keyboard work that grabs you and shakes you until you cry for mercy.”?— Keyboard Magazine. Bob has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011. Classically trained, with a degree in jazz and a lifetime playing rock & roll clubs, theatres, and arenas, Bob's sound is a one-of-a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and a voice all his own. Lipbone Redding has traveled the world with his guitar, nightly sharing music and tales with audiences for the past 15 years.  He weaves funky rhythms, catchy original songs, brash humor, soulful singing, and inventive guitar playing with exotic and percussive vocal sounds such as throat singing, bass and beat-boxing, and his astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning. The result is an experience that is hypnotic, groovy and, for a solo artist without the aid of electronic efx, amazingly complete.

Artist site and sounds: www.bobmalone.com and http://lipbone.com/web2012/index.html

Kevin Welch and Dustin Welch
plus JnJ Dynamite

Legendary Texas singer-songwriter Kevin Welsh's songs have been covered by Linda Ronstadt, Solomon Burke, Jimmy LaFave, The Highwaymen, Waylon Jennings and many more

Thu. June 16 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Kevin Welch and Dustin Welch : Kevin (father) and Dustin (son) just returned from their annual Australian tour.  You may know Kevin from his participation in the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.  He plays every year with Kane, Welch, Kaplin, a favorite of the late great Warren Hellman. Kevin is a successful singer-songwriter with a list a mile long of artists that have covered his songs from Trisha Yearwood to Solomon Burke, Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy, Jimmy LaFave, Moe Bandy, The Highwaymen, Waylon Jennings and a host of others. His own show lies heavy in the Americana side of the fence, not really country.   Greg Johnson from the famed Blue Door listening room in Oklahoma City says, “No one does a Kevin Welch song better than Kevin himself.” Dustin brings that edge of youth to the duo with his own edgy original songs.  Dustin has two of his own cd's. Welch has spent the better part of the past three years volunteering for the Texas chapter of the Soldier Songs & Voices program, a national organization he helped found that provides free music and songwriting lessons — and even guitars — to Armed Forces veterans

JnJ Dynamite: Lo-fi indie-folk trio. JnJ Dynamite strikes a musical balance by interlacing themes of nature, the ethereal, and life's challenges, amidst an enchanting background – spare and beautiful. A sense of discord is set against sweet lyrics.

Artist site and sounds: www.kevinwelch.com and www.dustinwelch.com and   www.jnjdynamite.com

Zeppelin Live 

Powerhouse Led Zeppelin Concert Experience

Fri. June 17 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Zeppelin Live (formerly Heartbreaker) has been dazzling audiences for over a decade by reproducing the sights and sounds of one of the most popular and iconic bands in music history, second only to the Beatles. Performing for fairs, festivals and top casinos, Led Zeppelin Live delivers a show that's fun for all ages, playing all the familiar hits like Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Kashmir, Black Dog, Rock n Roll, Heartbreaker and All of My love, just to name a few.

Artist site and sounds: www.zeppelintribute.com

Dirty Cello plus The Nora Cruz Band

From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin' bluegrass to soaring sultry vocals, you will get it all tonight

Sat. June 18 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door  Dance – ages 21 +


Dirty Cello: Cello like you've never heard before. From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you've never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin' bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!"Dirty Cello's music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical." Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine. Rebecca Roudman's cello and presentation makes for mind blowing entertainment. Nora Cruz Band: Nora Cruz is a superb and electrifying vocalist. With a commanding stage presence and high-energy show, she's a favorite of Santa Cruz and the Bay Area. Whether soaring or sultry, Nora pours her heart into every song. She can rock the house, or touch your soul – all with a confident, elegant ease. Nora arrived in Santa Cruz in the summer of '85, and by the next year had formed the Nora Cruz Band.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.dirtycello.com and www.noracruz.com

James Lee Stanley Father's Day CD Release Concert for “Alive At Last”

From 5 years on StarTrek Deep Space Nine as the singing Klingon to touring with Robin Williams—he is musically brilliant and very funny

Sun. June 19 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

With a history that includes 5 years on StarTrek Deep Space Nine as the singing Klingon amongst other roles, 3 years as Steven Wright's opening act; tours with Bonnie Raitt, the Dixie Dregs, and Robin Williams, the composer of the hits Coming Out of Hiding, I Don't Want To Talk About It and Plenty of Reason, 24 solo CD's an duet CD's with Peter Tork, Cliff Eberhardt or John Batdorf, you know you are in for an evening rich in musical chops, great songs and a man who could be a stand up comedian.  As they said in the Village Voice, “with James Lee Stanley you get it all”

Artist sites and sounds: 

Dayan Kai

Super vocalist and multi-instrumentalist roots music master returns home for a rare headline performance 

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

Keys, Strings, Winds, and Skins--Dayan Kai is a singer/songwriter, arranger and producer with a lifelong commitment to music. Equally versed in Americana, Jazz, World and Rock traditions, Kai's compositions reflect his vast experience in the industry as both a soloist and versatile accompanist. When Dayan comes to town it is a rare treat and you never know what high profile musician is going to join him on stage.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.dayankai.com

Blair-Pongracic Band, Concaves, The New Shockwaves


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


Blair-Pongracic Band: Surf Instrumentals exploding with legendary intensity, power and passion.  John Blair. Ivan Pongracic. Jeremy DeHart. Dane Carter.

Concaves: Santa Cruz based rock band, currently promoting thier recently released new CD, 'Alive From The Red Triangle. Bill Pitts guitars and vocals, JD Anderson guitars and vocals, Karl Hopkins bass and vocals, Scott Prather drums.

The New Shockwaves are a band resurrected by original Shockwaves drummer Stretch Riedle. 30 years later the New Shockwaves are based out of Santa Cruz, and feature songs they played in the early days as well as newer original material. Guitarist is Dogfish, bassist

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/theblairpongracicband/ and www.reverbnation.com/theconcaves and The New Shockwaves  www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzVgo6C1FOE

is Dennis G, drummer is Stretch.


China Cats

Grateful Dead Tribute

Fri. June 24 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

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 +


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



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/


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

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

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


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

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



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


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

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. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.jayhawksofficial.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/



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/

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

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

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 + 


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


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/

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

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

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

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