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Dave Holodiloff Band

 



For fans of Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Folk & more the music will both delight and surprise

Wed. Aug. 24 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Dave Holodiloff is a mandolin player, vocalist, composer, and band leader known for his inventive arrangements, expressive musicianship and ability to inspire partnerships with amazing musicians. The Dave Holodiloff Band is an original acoustic adventure that is equal parts jam and jazz, string band and symphony. A fantastic fusion of fun and sophistication, the music blends symphonic, traditional acoustic, and improvisatory elements to create a sound that is pure excitement. For fans of Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Folk, or Funk, the music will both delight and surprise. Dave and his smokin' band are a veritable acoustic music festival.  

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

The Waybacks

 



Eclectic and Dazzling Brew of Jam, Grass, Roots, and Rock

Thu. Aug. 25 at 7:30pm

$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

They draw freely from the old school and the old world, but The Waybacks are no throwback. They are as uninhibited and unpredictable as the eclectic San Francisco Bay Area that claims them, and for well over a decade their experiments have always proven sharp-witted and musically dazzling. They're living proof that in music anyway, evolution and intelligent design are entirely compatible. “The whole spirit of improvisation – that's always been the cornerstone of this band for me,” says singer, songwriter, and guitarist James Nash. “Through all the stylistic changes and regardless of the instruments we're playing, to me the fun of this band has always been that in some ways I can do whatever I feel like doing at any moment.” That sense of spontaneity, wed to impeccable, turn-on-a-dime musicianship, has endeared the band to fans far and wide in its pursuit of ongoing musical adventure.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.waybacks.com

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.

Mandolin -- Joe K. Walsh is hailed by legendary fiddler Darol Anger called “one of my favorite musicians on earth,” and by CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation”.

Banjo --  Wesley Calder Corbett was hired as the professor/manager of the banjo program at Berklee College of Music in 2011 and has toured internationally with the critically acclaimed acoustic string band Joy Kills Sorrow. He recently retired from both endeavors and moved to Nashville where he is now a full time musician.

Bass -- Shelby Lee Means has performed in over 30 countries as a musical ambassador, laying down the beat on the bass and singing lead and harmony vocals. She earned a GRAMMY nomination for her work on Della Mae's 2013 album, This World Oft Can Be.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.mollytuttle.net


The HillBenders present The Who's Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry



The Who's great Rock Opera presented bluegrass style by tour-de-force pickers and singers

Thu. Sept. 1 at 7:30pm

  $10 adv./$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

“Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball”  Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who's Tommy. 45 years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri's The HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. Originally composed by guitarist Pete Townshend as a rock opera that tells the story about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, including his experiences with life and the relationship with his family. The original album has sold 20 million copies and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for "historical, artistic and significant value". Meyers had been looking for the right band to pull off this high wire bluegrass approach for several decades and The HillBenders are the right band. With a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals, The HillBenders bring Pete Townshend's original vision to life in a new and exciting way.

It's amazing to hear banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass, and guitar bring the same energy and vision to Tommy as The Who did with a full rock band and orchestra. 

Artist sites and sounds:   http://whograss.com and   www.hillbenders.com

Miss Lonely Hearts, Jesse Daniel & The Slow Learners, Jaime Wyatt

 



California Rockin' Honky-Tonkin' Americana Country Dance Party

Fri. Sept. 2 at 8:30pm

$10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

Miss Lonely Hearts: California Honky Tonk from Santa Cruz, CA. It's a misnomer to say that the boys in Miss Lonely Hearts have a finger on the pulse of the Nor Cal country music scene, rather, they've been its lifeblood since the release of their sophomore effort, “Crying Bottle Blues” in 2012.  With their hard driving honky tonk sound, MLH has packed bar rooms and dance halls all up and down the West Coast, and opened for nationally touring acts like The Devil Makes Three, Eileen Jewel, and Brothers Comatose.

Jesse Daniel & The Slow Learners: Americana/ Country from Santa Cruz, CA "Raised in an old barn, deep in a mountain range, up-and-coming songwriter Jesse Daniel possesses an authenticity one would only find in a person who has lived the highs and lows he sings about. With classic country influence, and notes of blues driven rock & roll, Jesse lends himself to a unique sound. Jesse Daniel & The Slow Learners bring a good and rowdy time wherever it is they go!"

Jaime Wyatt: Jaime Wyatt is a striking figure that walks the Earth with an old soul. Despite Wyatt's roots in rock music, her vocal style has always been considered country, with a rich, sometimes raspy tone. She is often compared to Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn and Neko Case. Although Nancy Wilson of Heart professed loving Wyatt's “Punk Rock attitude.” Regardless of genre, Wyatt is all things classic and American; a dynamic performer, powerhouse singer and stellar guitar player, sailing between vintage 60's and 70's Country/ Rock/Soul anthems and heartfelt honky-tonk ballads.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://misslonelyheartsband.com and www.jessedanielmusic.com and www.jaimewyatt.com

Naked Bootleggers, Sugar By The Pound, The Crooked Branches




Driving bluegrass, acoustic roots, acoustic blues, acoustic soul and alt-country made to dance & boogie

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

 

Naked Bootleggers: Local favorites from the Santa Cruz Mountains are reviving the standards of yesterday while writing the standards for tomorrow. Local musicians Don Mackessy (banjo/vocals), Ona Stewart (guitar/vocals), S.T. Young(guitar/harmonica/vocals), James Mackessy (bass/vocals), Jeremy Lampel (mandolin/vocals) span the gap between old time and contemporary music with captivating vocal harmonies, lyrical creativity and that high lonesome sound of old.

Sugar By The Pound is an all-girl string band based in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.  Sugar by the Pound came together in the Spring of 2014 in The Santa Cruz Mountains. Their combination of traditional bluegrass music, country-style blues, honky tonk, and classical influences hits home with a wide audience and has made the group a perfect fit for playing festivals, markets, churches, barn dances, farm tours, clubs, and breweries throughout California and beyond.

The Crooked Branches play original music with lyrical influences ranging from soul to roots rock and country.  Their songs exhibit a blend of styles from their current home in the Santa Cruz Mountains and former homes in the Midwest, Southern states and Latin America.  

Artist sites and sounds:   www.reverbnation.com/thenakedbootleggers and www.facebook.com/sugarbythepound/home and  www.crookedbranchesband.com

Lauren June 7pm Concert

 



Evocative Singer Songwriter creates darkly affecting music--songs of heartache, and songs that turn heartache on its head

Sun. Sept. 4 at 7pm


$7 adv. /$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

Lauren June: Drawing inspiration from artists as diverse as Tracy Chapman, Chris Pureka, and Kris Kristofferson, acoustic singer-songwriter Lauren June creates darkly affecting music seasoned with irony--songs of heartache, and songs that turn heartache on its head. She sings and plays with an ease that seems to grow naturally out of the stories her songs tell. Born and raised in Ben Lomond, CA, this is Lauren June's first appearance at Don Quixote's.

Artist sites and sounds:   https://m.facebook.com/laurenjunie/

Light Rain, Basinah, Desert Dream Dance Company, Bellydance International with Helene




Live Music and Bellydance Spectacular

Wed. Sept. 7 at 7:30pm

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

Light Rain has been playing for Bellydancers in the Bay Area since the 1960's, and they have also inspired performances by the San Francisco Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet who performed to their music in the Robert Altman movie The Company. Doug Adamz plays violin and recorder, Russ Gauthier plays mandolin, guitar and banjo, Bill Amanteek plays bass, and Tim Bolling drums. Doug Adamz has made several solo albums and 4 with Light Rain, featuring his own compositions of romantic and mysterious music. His haunting violin sings to the gypsy in our souls.

Basinah is a multiple-award winning Bellydancer from the Bay Area. "What started as a birthday present turned into a love affair". One lesson is all it took and the rest is history.

The Desert Dream Dance Company is directed by Janelle Rodriguez who has a studio in Santa Cruz.

Also featured in this show are stunning dance stars : Sese , Janette Brenner , Kristy Aguirre , and Jessica Cooper .

Helene is director of Belly Dance International and has been teaching, performing and producing music and dance shows for over 25 years. She was recipient of the Gail Rich Award in 2002 for her significant contribution to the arts in Santa Cruz .

Artist sites and sounds:  www.dougadamz.com and www.basinahdances.com and www.desertdreamdance.com and www.facebook.com/BellyDanceInternationalWithHelene

The Rock Collection

Melvin Seals, Stu Allen, Lebo (of ALO), Greg Anton, John-Paul McLean



   Thu. Sept. 8 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Rock Collection is an all-star songwriting and performing collaboration with an amazing chemistry onstage. Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band/JGB), Greg Anton (Zero), Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends), Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO), and John-Paul McLean (JGB). These five players are among the most powerful and accomplished instrumentalists, singers and songwriters on the jamband circuit, with an amazingly seductive chemistry onstage. The Rock Collection performs songs written by band members Melvin Seals, Greg Anton (with co-writer Robert Hunter), Lebo and Stu Allen. They also drop in a few choice cover-tunes, performed with the band's unique musical approach. In concert, The Rock Collection features extended improvisations, three part harmonies, and dynamics that range from delicate ballads to blow-the-roof-off rock and roll.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://therockcollection.net

Locomotive Breath
with special guest AMERICAN IDOL super singer Lisa Leuschner

 



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

Fri. Sept. 9 at 8pm

$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Locomotive Breath is a classic rock cover band: a tribute to an era 1967-1976 focusing on 7 Iconic bands of that period; Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, The Rolling Stones, and The Doors. Locomotive Breath is led by local bassist Daniel Vee Lewis and joined by lead vocalist Ryder Webb, guitarist Del Smith Penny, guitarist Ted Welty, and drummer Rob Ouse, including special guest saxophonist / Flutist, Terrel Eaton

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


Special Fun plus Zulu Spear

 



Two Pioneers of the World Beat Music Scene unite for a super special dance show

Sat. Sept. 10 at 8pm

$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Special Fun and Zulu Spear played many gigs together in the 1980's and look forward to getting together again at Don Q on September 10!

Special Fun was the quintessential Santa Cruz worldbeat party band in the 1980's. Gary Regina, Daniel Lewis, Gary Kehoe,  Bob Von Elgg, Michael Horne, Arthur Hull and Renato Annicchiarico performed up and down the California coast, released four recordings and built a dedicated following over a 5 year run, performing with Spyro Gyra, Billy Ocean, Zulu Spear, Big City and many more. Some of the members reformed in 2002 as “Solcircle” playing with String Cheese Incident and releasing “Solcircle” and  “Live at Monterey Jazz Festival” before retiring a few years ago.

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 at their next performance.

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

Charmas presents Songs Of the Sea

 



Singalong sea chanteys and boat songs taking you on a high seas music adventure

Sun. Sept. 11 at 7pm

$12 adv./$14 door seated <21 w/parent

Hear breakers crashing. Taste the salty breeze. Paddle hard, boys, or we'll sink to our knees! Swarthy baritone Aaron Clegg takes you on a High Seas adventure, with vocal and instrumental accompaniment by Elise MacGregor Ferrell on fiddle, Jim Powell on guitar, Dan Blake on bass, and Devin Lara on drums.

Artist sites and sounds:  https://charmasband.com


The East Pointers

 



Hailing from Prince Edward Island, Canada--the sixth generation of a legacy of fiddlers and folk musicians

Wed. Sept. 14 at 7:30pm

$17 adv./$19 door  seated <21 w/parent

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

The East Pointers are three young men whose talent and penchant for traditional Celtic tunes of decades past greatly belie their respective ages. And while each member of the freshly formed trio – banjoist Koady Chaisson, fiddle player Tim Chaisson, and guitarist Jake Charron – is an accomplished musician in his own right, their recent union is a testament to their shared output being, to borrow a common adage, greater than the sum of its parts. The East Pointers' released their self-titled EP in October 2014. This 6-song collection carries a diverse mix of influences with an undeniable ability to get hands clapping, feet stomping, and bodies of all ages bouncing in harmony. The cousins Chaisson hail from Prince Edward Island, Canada, part of the sixth generation of a heralded legacy of fiddlers and folk musicians. Tim tours the world as a performer/songwriter with a pop and country-tinged take on contemporary folk, with Koady often at his side or supporting other touring trad acts with his banjo, bass, and six-string. Jake, on the other hand, is based in Ontario and has played guitar and piano alongside a laundry list of award-winning performers from around the globe.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://eastpointers.ca

Stone Foxes




San Francisco's Stone Foxes show how great Rock ‘n Roll can move generations

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Fri. Sept. 16 at 9pm

$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Stone Foxes are San Francisco's rock band.   They bear the torch of their predecessors with the knowledge that rock 'n roll can move a new generation. They've played in front of thousands at festivals like Outside Lands and Voodoo Fest, they've headlined the legendary Fillmore Theater in their hometown and they have supported acts like The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant and ZZ Top.  Now, with the release of their fourth album, Twelve Spells, they have solidified a place in their City's rich rock 'n roll history.   

Artist sites and sounds: www.thestonefoxes.com

China Cats Grateful Dead Tribute

 



Official Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival After Party

Sat. Sept. 17 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

Perla Batalla  2pm Matinee

 



World class vocalist--Latin American, Mexican and Mestiza Music—from Leonard Cohen's band

Sun. Sept. 18 at 2pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Perla Batalla  is a World-class vocalist, a full-throated songstress who has worked with Leonard Cohen, k.d.lang, Nick Cave and Laurie Anderson. Perla inhabits her music completely, and is "---an astonishingly rich contralto capable of stratospheric arches of unadulterated emotion." Songtalk Magazine

"Batalla has a glorious, supple voice, with the vocal power to sing the bluesy, Bonnie Raitt-styled "Holy Roses" and the finesse needed to bring new shadings to Leonard Cohen's "Bird on a Wire." The majority of her 45-minute set was given over to relaxed jazz, freshened by ocean breezes and Latin rhythms."  Variety

"Perla Batalla possesses one of the finest singing voices on planet Earth---" Latino Los Angeles

"Batalla's Bird on the Wire brings the house down."  Guardian Unlimited, England

"This singer has become a perfect example of the new Latina woman in the U.S. - proud of her heritage, perfectly fluid in at least two languages, and an expert in translating cultural traditions from distinct places in the world." La Opinion

".Batalla's music caresses--- a born storyteller with a rambunctious sense of humor--" Los Angeles Times

Artist sites and sounds: www.perla.com

Corky Siegel & James Lee Stanley 7pm Concert

 



Two very fiery, funny, entertaining and legendary music masters come together from Chicago and LA

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

Corky Siegel:   is known internationally as one of the world's great blues harmonica players,and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader and author. Corky's professional music career began when he founded the now legendary Siegel-Schwall Band in Chicago in 1964 with guitarist Jim Schwall. The group was a major component of the young generation of white blues artists—also including Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite, Harvey Mandel, Nick Gravenites and Michael Bloomfield—who learned the historic Chicago blues style at the feet and hands of such towering figures as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy and Sam Lay. Corky is the only Blues artist on exclusive classical label, Deutsche Grammophon, and on premier Blues label, Alligator Records.   “Wry humor, fiery piano playing, and superb harmonica captivated the crowd.” -  Kansas City Star

James Lee Stanley: His remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each recorded with a finely crafted with guitar orchestrations that enhance the lyric. But a whole new dimension is added when James Lee performs live. These incredible songs, coupled with his outrageously hilarious repartee, make for an evening of hilarity and tenderness and one of the most entertaining concerts on the circuit. "It is simple, really. With James Lee you get great songs, great guitar playing, great voice and a gifted comedian as well. You are in for a very entertaining evening.” Village Voice

Artist sites and sounds:   www.corkymusic.com and http://jamesleestanley.com/

2 Kings & A Prince--Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Prince Spectacular

 



LAS VEGAS COMES TO SANTA CRUZ

Tue Sept. 20 at 7:30pm
 $15 adv. / $15 door   seated <21 w/parent

Prepare to be totally entertained! Join us for a spectacular night of music Straight from Vegas. One Night Only. 

Johnny Barron is Elvis

Scorpio is Michael Jackson

Bruce Dorsey is Prince

All of these performers are off the chain show stoppers.  This is a Las Vegas showroom grab-a-seat and prepare to be dazzled extravaganza! 

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.tbapresents.com/2kings-elvis-michael.htm and www.classique-productions.com/pages/PAGE10A1.HTM


Matt Flinner Trio with Joe Craven



Imagine what fireworks are going to go off when these acoustic super pickers get together

Wed. Sept. 21 at 7:30pm

$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Matt Flinner Trio :  Mandolinist Matt Flinner, guitarist Ross Martin and bassist Eric Thorin cover a wide variety of musical styles—all with the common ground of American roots music. Bluegrass, jazz and old-time music are all present here in their ways, along with a dose of classical chamber music composition and arrangement, as the members all draw from their wide array of musical loves, experiences and influences.  These influences boil down into the trio's own organic sound of New Acoustic / Modern String Band music. Whatever label you put on it, it is guaranteed to be fresh and original, and definitely something you've never quite heard before.

Joe Craven: Joe has made music with many folks – notably The David Grisman Quintet, violinist Stephane Grappelli and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia – to multi-whirled string guy David Lindley and seven years recording and touring with banjo fusionist Alison Brown.  “His music combines so many diverse elements that it is practically its own genre.”

~ Audiophile Review.  Joe is a musical madman with anything that has strings attached; violin, mandolin, tin can, bedpan, cookie tin, tenor guitar/banjo, mouth bow, canjoe and so much more.

Artist sites and sounds: www.mattflinner.com/trio/ and http://joecraven.com


The Fixers



Vintage and Modern Rock & Roll, Americana, Country, Pop, and R & B

Thu. Sept. 22 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Fixers covers a wide variety of music. They are sure to get people up off their feet and dancing to old and modern pop tunes. Basically, the band plays anything that people like to hear. The Fixers play Americana, Country, Pop, and R & B  and rock and roll music. The group is composed of Ariana Rice (Vocals and Acoustic Guitars), Jon Jimmerson (Guitars, Steel, and Vox), Matt Quillen (Bass Guitar), and Jeff Hazen (Drums).

Artist sites and sounds:   www.jonjimmerson.com/the-fixers

The Mother Hips

 



They are their own magical sub genre:  California Soul

Fri. Sept. 23 at 9pm

 $22 adv./$25 door ALL STANDING 21+

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

The Mother Hips , the center of which is the duo of Tim Bluhm (vocals/guitar) and Greg Loiacono (guitar/vocals), have spent over two decades writing, recording and performing songs, and die-hard fans who still talk about their “first Hips show,” have hung on every word and have enabled The Mother Hips to become a bona fide cottage industry. The band was even able to lay claim to a rock subgenre, “California Soul” (aptly arrived upon) so solidified that brands like Sierra Nevada Brewery crafted a beer “Hips Helles” based on the bands' sound.

Artist sites and sounds: www.motherhips.com

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

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys 2pm Matinee

 



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

Sun. Sept. 25 at 2pm


$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.bigsandy.net

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

Fruit Bats

 



Sub Pop and Perishable recording artist has new CD: Absolute Looser -- rich melodies and thick musical textures

 

Mon. Sept. 26 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door ALL STANDING–AGES 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Fruit Bats' sixth album Absolute Loser represents a triumphant return to name, form, and self. Despite implications, its title refers to the furthest depths of loss itself, rather than the state of those who have lost something. It's the most honest, most confessional album of Fruit Bats' career. Eric Johnson draws from deeply those personal experiences, yet Absolute Loser encapsulates universal themes and emotions. Musically, Absolute Loser retains the same structural pop elements that made Fruit Bats so beloved in the first place. Its simple sounding melodies belie such thick musical textures, as some tracks incorporate up to 10 guitar tracks layered on top of each other. Johnson also hearkens back to his days teaching banjo at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, and that instrumentation adds a folksy, Americana spirit to record.

Artist sites and sounds: www.fruitbatsmusic.com

Steve Gunn

 



Flavors of country blues, ecstatic jazz and psych on continually unfolding compositions

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Tue. Sept. 27 at 8pm

$12 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Steve Gunn is a New York-based guitarist and songwriter. With a career spanning nearly fifteen years, Steve has produced volumes of critically acclaimed solo, duo, and ensemble recordings. His albums with GHQ and longtime collaborating drummer John Truscinski represent milestones of contemporary guitar-driven, forward music. Mining the catalogs of Basho, Bull, Chapman, and Sharrock, among other titans of stringed-things and record-session royalty, Steve has steadily processed these inspirations into a singular, virtuosic stream. Close listening reveals the influence of Delta and Piedmont country blues, ecstatic free jazz, and psych, as well as Gnawa and Carnatic music, on the continually unfolding compositions. His new album, Eyes on the Line , is out now.   

Artist sites and sounds: www.steve-gunn.com
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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

John Doe

 



Of X and The Knitters: haunting songs, heart-rending vocals, pronounced country/rockabilly underpinnings

Thu. Sept. 29 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door ALL STANDING–AGES 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

John Doe's sizable contribution to the music of X and The Knitters, which first brought him to international attention, made clear what was important to him: haunting songs, heart-rending vocals, pronounced country/rockabilly underpinnings, and no-frills production. His commitment to these values only deepened as he branched out on his own. Part scrapbook, part roadmap,The Best of John Doe: This Far – via Yep Roc – guides listeners through Doe's solo catalog. Compiled by Doe himself, the generous track listing (24 songs on download and double vinyl, 21 on CD) encompasses nearly a quarter century, highlighting songs from from nine records on six different labels. But, Doe is quick to point out, this is no epitaph. “I wanted to convey the idea of the best: this far,” he says. “This is not ‘I'm done, I'm over, this is the best I'm ever gonna do.' This is more like a celebration of the not-so-distant past.”

Artist sites and sounds:   www.theejohndoe.com

Wake The Dead

 



 

Celtic & Acoustic Take on The Grateful Dead, now embracing the entire Summer Of Love

Fri. Sept. 30 at 8pm

$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

The World's First Celtic All-Star Grateful Dead Jam Band. After 16 years of solid success blending Celtic traditional music and the songs of the Grateful Dead, this hot Northern California septet now embraces the entire Summer of Love, delighting Deadheads, folkies, rockers, and adventurous music lovers alike around the world.  Wake the Dead are Maureen Brennan, Sylvia Herold, Danny Carnahan, Brian Rice, Cindy Brown, Kevi Carr, Paul Kotapish.  

They will be celebrating their long awaited forth CD “Deal” 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.wakethedead.org

Abalone Grey, Hymn For Her, Suzanne Wilde 7pm Concert

 



A wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues, murderous melodies and riotous rockin' roadkill stew

Sun. Oct. 2 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Abalone Grey: Strong vocal harmonies, engaging soulful lyrics and unique melodies make up the backbone of the band Abalone Grey.  The members of Abalone Grey include: Bobcat Rob Armenti (vocals, guitar, slide guitar), Emma Rae Marie Shaw (vocals, bass), Kat Factor (vocals, piano, percussion), Joe Kaplow (vocals, banjo, guitar), and Johnny Stiles (harmonica, vocals). As a group they showcase a strong collection of musical talent, translating into folk love ballads, murderous melodies and foot stomping rhythms.

Hymn For Her:   The duo certainly covers a lot of musical territory. Their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk led U.K. music critic Stve Bennett to call H4H's sound “a riotous, rocking roadkill stew,” while others have referenced such diverse bands as Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones. They inject juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as “Hell's Angels meets the Amish.”

Suzanne Wilde plays original music in the style of vintage country western and honky tonk.  She embraces the classic country music of the 1930's through the 1960's by the likes of Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash and the Carter Family, and Patsy Cline as her inspiration.  Suzanne will be playing as a duo tonight.

Artist sites and sounds:  https://abalonegrey.com   and http://hymnforher.com and  www.suzannewildeandtheblackhats.com


The Routine plus Eric Morrison & The Mysteries

 



A sonic melting pot of electric blues, soul and world styling meets California Americana Soul

Tue. Oct. 4 at 7:30pm
$8 adv./$8 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Routine: Hailing from San Diego, California, The Routine is a five-piece rock collective that defies categorization in today's genre-driven media cloud. A sonic melting pot of electric blues, soul and world styling, they are not simply a band—and they are anything but “routine”.  Russell Ramo, guitar player and son of Syrian immigrants, explains, “Just by looking at us, you see the story of global artistic culture: Black, White, European, Middle Eastern and Latino. We epitomize diversity and the strength of its unity. Each of us contributes a unique flavor, while still respecting the unified sound of empowering and uplifting music.”?

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

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

MarchFourth!

 




A sonic explosion of 20 musicians, Vaudeville-style dancers, stilt walkers, colorful costumes &  hilarious shenanigans


PRESENTED BY SBL ENTERTAINMENT

Wed. Oct. 5 at 8pm

$15 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

MarchFourth! is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of entertainment — a sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians, dancers and artisans who travel the world, year-round, taking audience members of all ages, from all walks of life, on a joy-inducing, foot-stomping, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization.

With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, hoopers and Vaudeville-style dancers, MarchFourth! whips audiences into a celebratory frenzy with an over-the-top spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, hilarious stage shenanigans, and irresistible charisma! This is not a band that simply “puts on a show.” MarchFourth! delivers a multi-faceted, indelible experience for those who are lucky enough to be in attendance. If you have ever been to one of their performances then you know it is all this and more

Artist sites and sounds:  http://www.marchfourthband.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

Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche
 
2pm Matinee

 



Mother & daughter carry on the family legacy with a fun filled evening of smart, thoughtful, songs and humor

Sun. Oct. 9 at 2pm

$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright, a mother/daughter duo, released their first collaboration Fairytale and Myth, which won the VOX/POP Independent Music Awards for The Best Singer/Songwriter Award FOR 2014.

Lucy Wainwright Roche (daughter of Loudon Wainwright, brother of Rufus and Martha) is known for her crystal clear voice, humorous stage presence and insightful, melodic songwriting. Their show is a fun filled evening of smart, thoughtful, songs with plenty of familial harmonies. Lucy released her debut album, Lucy in October 2010. She also stars as Jeri in the Stuff You Should Know television show. In early 2009, Lucy's song "Snare Drum" won the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song.

Suzzy Roche is one of the sisters in the legendary ensemble The Roches, a musical family. As a trio Maggie, Terre & Suzzy made over fifteen recordings. Suzzy has recorded two solo cds released on Red House Records, “Holy Smokes” and “Songs from an Unmarried Housewife & Mother, Greenwich Village USA” which was named “Album Of the Week” by the New York Times. Suzzy has also performed with the infamous “Wooster Group” throughout Europe and in New York City.

Artist sites and sounds: http://lucywainwrightroche.com and  www.roches.com/suzzy/


Riley Walker

 



Fingerstyle ballads, psychedelic waltzes, and raga-inspired blues

Tue. Oct. 11 at 8pm

$15 adv./$15 door  ALL STANDING–AGES 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Ryley Walker: November 2015 was the end of a ten month period which saw him play over 200 shows.  The preceding months had been extraordinary. In March, his second album Primrose Green, emerged to critical hosannas from the likes of NPR, Village Voice, Uncut, and Mojo – in the process, earning admiration of musicians who had chalked up no shortage of turntable miles in Walker's life. Robert Plant declared himself a fan – as did double-bass legend Danny Thompson, with whom Ryley would later embark on a British tour.

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

In The Summer Of Love Band  Darby Slick, Terry Haggerty, Greg Douglas Bill Cutler, Michael White, Fuzzy John Oxendine

 

 

 



Playing songs from their collective careers with The Great Society, Steve Miller, Sons Of Chaplin and solo careers and more

Thu. Oct. 13 at 7:30pm

$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Darby Slick wrote Somebody To Love. He is a stunning guitar player and was a member of The Great Society. Darby also wrote tunes such as "Darkly Smiling" and "Everybody Knows," that demonstrated a knack for bittersweet melodies. As a guitarist for the Great Society he wove modal, Eastern-influenced jams into songs such as "Grimly Forming," "Arbitration," "White Rabbit," and their cover of "Sally Go 'Round the Roses."

Terry Haggerty is buried treasure. As guitarist with the Sons of Champlin, Haggerty was always accorded the full respect of his peers on the '60s San Francisco rock scene like Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Carlos Santana.

Greg Douglas:   lead guitarist for Steve Miller during a time sold 12 million units and had five platinum records,. He was also lead guitarist for Van Morrison and Terry & The Pirates and  was a member of Hot Tuna.

Bill Cutler: By 1970, Cutler was firmly entrenched in the Haight-Ashbury music scene, joining fellow guitarist David Rea in Slewfoot, signed to Windfall/Columbia Records. Slewfoot's debut album, co-produced by Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir.  His new CD, recorded over many years features Jerry Garcia, David Nelson and Jorma Kaukonen.

Michael White (New Riders Of The Purple Sage) is on bass , Fuzzy John Oxendine (Sons of Chaplin) is on drums.

Artist sites and sounds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darby_Slick and www.terryhaggerty.com  and  www.gregdouglassguitar.com and  www.billcutler.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

Heartless The Premier Heart Tribute plus very Special Guest Band TBA

 



Heartless gives you the thrill of falling in love with the music of Heart all over again.

Sat. Oct. 15  at 8pm

$10 adv./$10 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Ann and Nancy Wilson forever changed the rock n' roll landscape in 1975 with hard hitting guitars and soaring vocals. That power and passion continues with Heartless, the Premier Tribute to Heart. Heartless takes you back to the first time you heard ”Magic Man” on the radio and you needed more! Lots MORE! Heartless gives you the thrill of falling in love with the music of Heart all over again. Experience it! Every Heartless concert is packed with the songs fans love and delivered in a FANtastical amazingly authentic musical journey from the very beginning of four decades of Heart and beyond!

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

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Austin Lounge Lizards  7pm Concert

 



The Most Laughable Band in Show Business 

Sun. Oct. 16 at 7pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

For 35 years, the Austin Lounge Lizards have been spoofing subjects such as politics, religion, romance, the music industry, and even themselves.  The self-proclaimed "Most Laughable Band in Show Business" features pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise.  The Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown's slogan, “Live Music Capital of the World,” and its unofficial motto: “Keep Austin Weird.” The Austin Lounge Lizards are five-time winners at the prestigious Austin Music Awards. Their version of Irving Berlin's “C-U-B-A” was used in the Michael Moore film Sicko. The band has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition and on the radio programs Mountain Stage, E-Town, and KPIG-FM's Please Stand By. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.austinlizards.com

Dom Flemons & Leyla McCalla of the Carolina Chocolate Drops



Dom, the American Songster pulls from old time folk and Leyla sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guita r


Tue. Oct. 18 at  7:30pm

$15 adv./$18 door seated <21 w/parent

Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Performing professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.

Leyla McCalla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary. She played cello in the Carolina Chocolate Drops.


Artist sites and sounds: https://theamericansongster.com and http://leylamccalla.com

Lynette Skynyrd 2pm Matinee

 



The World's One & Only All-Gyrl Lynyrd Skynyrd Trybute

Sun. Oct. 23 at 2pm

$10 adv. /$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

This group of mega-talented female musicians express the unconquered spirit of Southern Rock. Lynette captures the essence of Skynyrd, tapping into those days-gone-by, when a rock concert was the experience of a lifetime. If the past is indeed a prologue to their musical journey, then Lynette Skynyrd is nothing less than timeless. With a badass rock-chick authority, these daisy duke damsels transport the Skynyrd classics into the modern era.  In fact, Lynyrd Skynyrd themselves had Lynette play the grand opening of their restaurant, Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at The Excalibur in Las Vegas. If the original kings of Southern rock are giving these babes their blessing, then Lynette Skynyrd must be on the right track. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.lynetteskynyrd.com


Le Jazz Hot (the Quartet of the Hot Club of San Francisco) plus Rachael & The Hot French Strings (direct from Bordeaux) 7pm Concert

 



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

Ledward Kaapana plus Fran Guidry

 



Hawaiian Two Time Grammy Award Winner

Wed. Oct. 26 at 7:30pm

 $17 adv.$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Led Kaapana's mastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar, and his extraordinary baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend. He has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years. With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of Led Heads from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawaii. Recognition by his peers earned Led 4 Grammy nominations in his own right and 2 wins on slack key compilations.  

Fran Guidry Slack key guitarist opens the show.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.ledkaapana.com and www.kaleponi.com

Mystic Braves

 



Sunshine in a bottle--pop songs from the heart with psychedelic textures and tones

Fri. Oct. 28 at 9pm

$15 adv./$15 door ALL STANDING–AGES 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Mystic Braves: It's no wonder why The Zombies asked Mystic Braves to open their L.A. show last year. While the hometown favorites were barely even a blip on their respective parents' radars when Odessey and Oracle was released, the psych-steeped five-piece sounds like they stepped straight out of the '60s. And not in an obvious, someone's-been-studying-their Nuggets-comps-until-the-grooves-give-out sort of way, either. We're talking a richer, fuller plot of references (garage-borne greats like The Electric Prunes, The Chocolate Watchband and The Music Machine) that filter the band's hook-centric purple haze through robust organ rolls, runaway guitar riffs, heat-stroked horns and a rhythm section that can only be described as "restless”.

Artist sites and sounds: www.mysticbraves.com

A Celebration of Joni Mitchell featuring
Kimberly Ford 2pm Matinee

 



Joni's songs the way you want to hear them—they have sold out every show in Southern California

Sun. Oct. 30 at 2pm

$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

"Kimberly Ford captures the vocals and inflections of the Joni Mitchell Songbook better than anyone in recent memory. She channels the spirit of the great historic master"  -- Mark McDonald Santa Barbara Jazz Society. When the counter-culture blossomed in the late 1960s, Joni Mitchell's poetic tales of free men in Paris, buskers who played for free, and love — lost and found — raised the bar for folk music fans everywhere. In time, she would meld rock, jazz and world music into a sophisticated style that captured the world's attention and several Grammy wins. Joni Mitchell was the soundtrack for a generation. Now singer Kimberly Ford has created "A Celebration of Joni Mitchell," a group of World Class musicians with a shared passion for Joni's music -and the chops to pull it off.  The band includes George Friedenthal on keys; Lee Rollag on guitar; Tom Buckner on saxophone; Tom Etchart on bass, and Charles Levin on drums. They perform songs from every decade of Joni's career. In the landscape of so-called "tribute bands," few have ventured into Joni Mitchell's music. Ford has been a fan since her coming-of-age years, where she learned to sing using Mitchell's soul-baring, 1971 “Blue” album as a primer. “Her poetry and melodies spoke to my experiences before I even had a language for them. From their first Sold-out Show in Santa Barbara, California it was obvious that this band has created something that makes people feel good. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.celebrationofjonimitchell.com

Gypsy Soul

 



Aaron Neville says:  “I really enjoyed Gypsy Soul's TRUE! They are a truly unique sound. Cilette takes Hallelujah to a new place!" 

Thu. Nov. 3 at 7:30pm

$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Like its creators, their music is much like fine fusion cuisine; Italian, Irish, South African and Ukrainian to be precise. As with any work of art, their music is born from heartache and struggle, love and determination brewing with many layers, textures and flavors. Their message is both universal and intimate, familiar yet otherworldly. Her voice is huge and beautiful and his guitar playing is stunning. Together they are jaw dropping.

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

Glen Phillips Frontman of Toad The Wet Sprocket plus Jonathan Kingham

 



Songs with heart, spirit, and delectable hooks from the frontman of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Fri. Nov. 4 at 8pm

$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

Glen Phillips started his first band, Toad The Wet Sprocket in Santa Barbara at age 15. It was that group's third album -- the jangling, orchestral Fear -- that truly broke the group, garnering heavy radio play with the singles "All I Want" and "Walk on the Ocean." After three years away from the recording studio, Toad returned to the mainstream with Dulcinea, which again found one of its singles, "Fall Down," in heavy radio rotation. After six albums and a substantial string of hits, the group disbanded in 1998. Phillips began touring as a solo act after Toad the Wet Sprocket's demise, and has released 5 solo records. In 2006, while supporting the Mr Lemons album, he also toured North American with a reunited Toad the Wet Sprocket. Toad has toured off and on since that time.

Jonathan Kingham is a folk, pop and jazz musician from Nashville. In addition touring behind his own music he is currently playing keyboard and guitars with Toad the Wet Sprocket supporting the release of New Constellation

Artist sites and sounds: www.glenphillips.com and   www.jonathankingham.com

Archie Fisher

 



The Scottish folk legend returns with his first album in seven years, “A Silent Song”

Wed. Nov. 9  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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Beloved worldwide as one of the finest traditional singers of all time, MBE Archie Fisher is recognized as Scotland's foremost folk troubadour with a career spanning over four decades. A talent that transcends generations and genres (Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit had him sing on their song, “The Work”), Fisher came out of the vital UK folk scene that spawned the Incredible String Band, John Renbourn, Steeleye Span and Bert Jansch. It's been seven years since Fisher's last release, Windward Away, a collection of introspective ballads that evoke the wild and rough beauty of the Scottish border country. On September 18, Fisher will return with his first album in seven years, A Silent Song, on Red House Records.

Artist sites and sounds: www.redhouserecords.com/artists/archie-fisher

Love Eternal plus Ancestree

 



Roots Reggae Soul from Hawaii and Santa Cruz

Thu. Nov. 10 at 7:30pm

$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Love Eternal: Erupting out of the jungle and flowing from the beach to the rest of the world comes Hawaii's own Love Eternal. This roots reggae and soul rock band perfectly energizes musical movement with the power of their righteous message.  Led by a male and female vocalist duo that resembles the vitality of Black Uhuru combined with the soul of Bob and Rita Marley, Love Eternal enlists their music as a vehicle for conscious change.

Ancestree:  The sounds of chakras dancing to heartbeat rhythms and heavenly harmonies. Words of Love and ancient wisdom intertwine with deep bass one drops and majestic horns; Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop infused Roots Reggae.

Artist sites and sounds:    www.loveeternal.org www.facebook.com/ancestree

John Craigie plus Mark Mooney

 




If poignant John Prine and funny Mitch Hedberg had a baby the resulting product would resemble John Craigie

Fri. Nov. 18 at 8pm

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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

John Craigie: If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It's no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage. The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe. While touring solo and with the likes of Todd Snider, the Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, and center camp at Burning Man.

Mark Mooney's songs explore the richness of living: the challenges, setbacks and triumphs. Mark engages the listener not only during songs but between songs as well. The night is not complete without a few good belly laughs.

Artist sties and sounds: www.johncraigiemusic.com and https://myspace.com/marksmooney


The Willis Clan 7pm Concert

 



From Tennessee--12 very talented kids and their parents singing, dancing, entertaining and having a great time

Sun. Nov 20 at 7pm

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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

The Willis Clan is a family of amazing musicians, dancers, athletes, writers, and artists.  Living near Nashville Tennessee, they merge their Irish roots with other music and dance genres to create a unique blend of the old and new. With twelve children, just keeping their names straight can be a challenge. All twelve children's names start with the letter “J”. We like to enjoy the full spectrum of life. We do music, dance, art, crafts, writing, as well as horses, wrestling, homemade cooking, swimming in the creek, and snuggling up before our fireplace warming our log cabin. We even have a front porch swing. We also work hard to become excellent at the things we do. Our children have won national dance titles and placed in world competitions for both music and dance. The boys have won state titles in folk style, freestyle, and Greco-Roman wrestling.

Artist sites and sounds: www.thewillisclan.com


Handsome Family

 



“Far From Any Road” was picked as the True Detective Season 1 theme song

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

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Husband and wife duo The Handsome Family will release their 10th studio album ‘Unseen' on September 16th via Virtual Label, their first release since their unexpected worldwide fame when their song “Far From Any Road” was picked as the True Detective Season 1 theme song. With its unique mix of country instrumentation and intriguing surrealist lyricism, the album explores the unseen stories, people, and places of the American West, where members Brett and Rennie Sparks live (Albuquerque, NM) and shines a light on the obscure and forgotten.

The Handsome Family's greatest gift lies in its tremendous talent for painting vivid, sometimes terrifying pictures with every word— NPR 

Words that in their everyday surrealism have no parallel in contemporary writing---Music that mines the deep veins of fatalism in the Appalachian voice — GREIL MARCUS

The Handsome Family's absorbing vision of decay and entropy is quietly unsettling, and makes most other modern roots music seem like child's play—MOTHER JONES

Artist sites and sounds:   www.handsomefamily.com

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