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Dead Meadow plus Matt Hollywood & The Bad Feelings

 



Dead Meadow's is a unique marriage of Sabbath riffs, dreamy layers of guitar-fuzz bliss, and singer Jason Simon's high-pitched melodic croon 

Tue. March 28 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door ALL STANDING– ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Dead Meadow's unique marriage of Sabbath riffs, dreamy layers of guitar-fuzz bliss, and singer Jason Simon's high-pitched melodic croon have won over psychedelic pop/rock and stoner rock fans alike. Although the band's members met while attending all-ages shows in and around Washington, D.C.'s punk/indie scene, the trio draws more of its sound from such classic rock legends as Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath.   

Matt Hollywood & The Bad Feelings: Beginning in 1991 with infamous psych-rock provocateurs The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Matt Hollywood has trodden many musical paths over the last two and a half decades. From deceptively accessible BJM standouts to the tripped-out folk pop of The Out Crowd, Hollywood's songwriting has wandered through multiple genres, the playful experimentation always grounded in a core of earnest emotion.

Artist sites and sounds: www.deadmeadow.com and www.facebook.com/badfeelingsatlanta/ .

Buy your tickets now: http://folkyeah.com/#/dead-meadow-santa-cruz/

Mandolin Orange

 



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

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.mandolinorange.com

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

China Cats  Grateful Dead Tribute

 



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

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

Rhythm guitarist Scott Cooper has worked with members of Galactic, Great American Taxi, David Nelson Band and many others. Bassist Rockin' Roger Sideman also plays with David Gans, Stu Allen and others including bluegrass legend Frank Wakefield. The band is rounded out by veteran keyboardist Steve Sofranko (Shady Groove, Burnt Toast, Workingman's Ed) and drummer Michael Owens (surfer).  

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

Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours

 



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

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

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

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

The Black Brothers 2pm Matinee

 



Old Dublin street songs, music hall songs, historical ballads, songs from the Irish, English & Scottish traditions

Sun. April 2 at 2pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Celtic Society Members receive $2 discount on the above prices

The repertoire of the Brothers is very broad and includes old Dublin street songs, music hall songs and historical ballads, songs from the Irish, English and Scottish traditions, along with songs by contemporary writers. Shay and Michael are close harmony singers, with a special fondness for songs that include their audience in chorus, and many of the songs are narratives with stories. The performances include a lot of up tempo reels and jigs, along with some mighty fine dancing from their dances, which brings an added excitement to every concert. With each show interspersed with stories, jokes and humorous childhood anecdotes, audiences invariably leave their concerts smiling broadly and humming new choruses.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.black-brothers.com


Robert Turner plus Eddie Gutierrez

 



An evening of stunning piano and guitar music

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS and KIKI WOW

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

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

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

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

David Murray / Kahil El'Zabar Duo

 



The iconic, internationally acclaimed, dynamic duo: Grammy Award winning saxophonist, David Murray and multi-percussionist, Sir Kahil El'Zabar

Thu. April 6 at 7:30pm
$20 adv. / $25 door seated <21 w/parent

Don Quixote's is very proud to present two of the greatest musicians in progressive jazz today! Grammy Award winning saxophonist, David Murray and iconic multi-percussionist, Kahil El'Zabar come together in a very dynamic duo. They are recognized by their peers to be consummate virtuosos, who possess ingenious interpretations within the history and future of Great Black Music! You'll be taken on a journey of profound sound that will uplift and transport your spirits away from the mediocre into the bliss of soulfully inspired creative music! It is a rare treat to experience these two legendary artists together! Please share this information with all your friends, and then come to hear jazz history in the making!

David Murray is a Grammy Award Winner and one of the most recorded musicians as a leader in the history of jazz. A founding member of the World Saxophone Quartet, he has worked with everyone from Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette and McCoy Tyner, to Max Roach and Amiri Baraka  He is currently working with jazz and soul singer, Macy Gray as part of his David Murray Big Band. He won a Grammy Award in 1989 for the Best Jazz Instrumental Group Performance for his Tribute to John Coltrane.

Kahil El'Zabar: One of Chicago's jazz treasures, El'Zabar is revered globally as a cultural visionary and an innovative music conceptualist. He has recorded more than 60 acclaimed projects as a leader, composer, and arranger and holds a PHD in Interdisciplinary Arts. He has worked with artists as diverse as Dizzy Gillespie, Pharaoh Sanders, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Cannonball Adderley, Archie Shepp, and Paul Simon. In 1994 President Bill Clinton appointed Dr. El'zabar to the National Task Force on Arts in Education, and in 2012 President Barak Obama's administration awarded him the International Ambassador's Award in the Arts. In 2014,Sir Kahil El'zabar was knighted by the Counsel General of France(Chevalier Medal de Lettres) in honor of his many global contributions within the Arts.

Artist sites and sounds:  and www.kahilelzabar.net and http://davidmurraymusic.com and Washington Post article at http://wpo.st/Z7pE1

Moonalice

 



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

Fri. April 7 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 + 

Moonalice is a psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians. The band mixes a variety of genres and its shows feature extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. The audience is part of the experience and the music inspires dance as well as other forms of self expression. Every show features an original art poster, created by a well-known artist, and with its own unique Moonalice "legend". Moonalice plays mostly original material mixed with some covers, and during their extended freeform jams the band moves as one, drawing from many musical genres honed from years of experience playing with various major acts. Band members: Barry Sless - lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz), Pete Sears - keyboards, bass, guitar, vocals (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, original Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Phil Lesh & Friends, John Lee Hooker), Roger McNamee - rhythm and lead guitar, vocals, bass (The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers), and John Molo - drums, vocals (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones). The band manager is Big Steve Parish - Road Scholar, Medicine Man, Story Teller, Grateful Dead family member, and co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band. 

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


Front Country plus Flypaper Blues



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

Sat. April 8 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance– ages 21 + 
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

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

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

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

Pegi Young & The Survivors

 



Featuring Spooner Oldham, Kelvin Holly, Phil Jones & Shonna Tucker celebrating Pegi's new CD “Raw”

Mon. April 10 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance– ages 21 + 

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Pegi Young's powerful new album, Raw , gets right to the point. Opening cut “Why” kicks off with Young's impassioned alto, demanding, “Why'd you have to ruin my life? Why'd you have to be so mean?”  Over the soulful Americana rock of her band the Survivors – led by legendary keyboardist/songwriter Spooner Oldham – Young taps into a surprisingly primal force. There's a reason for that. Young wrote most of Raw in the wake of her 2014 separation and divorce from Neil Young, to whom she'd been married thirty-six years. Over the decades, the pair had raised a family, made music together, and worked to support northern California's Bridge School for severely disabled children. Pegi founded the Bridge School in 1986 after being unable to find the right kind of care for their son, Ben, who has cerebral palsy. “[Raw] was very cathartic for me,” Young says. “What happened was real, but I also look at this record as having a universal quality to it. I'm certainly not the only one to go through a late-in-life divorce, and I'm not going to be the last. But in my case, it was so painful because we'd shared so many years building a life, together, weathering its ups and downs.”  Yet the songs – most co-written with guitarist Kelvin Holly and Oldham – aren't all expressions of anger. The first track to be released from the album is “Too Little Too Late,” a raw and poetic psalm of regret, the truth-tellin' “Gave My Best to You” and a rockin' update on “These Boots are Made for Walkin'” convey resilience and sass. A gorgeous, stripped-down version of Don Henley's “The Heart of the Matter” explores the grace of forgiveness. As a whole, the album is a journey from shock, to rage, to sadness, to strength, but not necessarily in that order.  

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

SOOHAN, KR3TURE, Noetik

 



Adventures in world music remixing, global bass, acoustic and deep electronic ingredients

Thu. April 13 at 8:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance– ages 21 +   

SOOHAN has returned with his third full length album “SOOHAN- Global Gate 808.” His first two albums became an immediate internet sensation, garnering over 550K this year alone. The widespread popularity of both albums earned SOOHAN his first national tour and sets at 11 different music festivals in 2015, including sets at Camp Bisco, Infrasound Equinox, Great North a main stage set at Camp Question Mark's Emissions West Coast Bass Festival. In 2016 he was confirmed for Sonic Bloom and Lucidity Festival. 

KR3TURE ("Creature") is a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Santa Cruz, CA creating powerful and emotive music using gritty acoustic and deep electronic ingredients.

Noetik: While dedicating his life to Hip Hop culture Noetik became influenced by breakbeat, world music and future bass.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/soohanbeats/ and https://soundcloud.com/KR3TURE  and https://soundcloud.com/noetikmusic


LOVEFEST 2017 Acton Street Ramblers, Levi Jack, Grampa's Chili

 



LOVEFEST 2017 Acton Street Ramblers, Levi Jack, Grampa's Chili

Multi-Genre Melodic Jammers:  Americana, Country, Jazz, Folk, with hints of Latin, Celtic, & French

Fri. April 14 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance– ages 21 + 

Acton Street Ramblers : Americana, Country, Jazz, Folk,  Jammers from Berkeley. They are Rob Wenig - Bass, Greg Gavalakis - Guitars, Vocals, John Foster - Guitars, Vocals, Michael Berry - Guitars, Pedal Steel, Vocals Justin Wooster - Drums, Vocals

Levi Jack:  Founded in 2015, Levi Jack is all things Americana Rock--powerful melodies, lucid lyrics, haunting vocals, infectious rhythm, spanning across numerous eras in the American musical landscape. It is a testament to the American songwriter that embraces numerous styles of expression: blues, folk, soul, 'twang, bluegrass, rock, scat, with hints of Latin, Celtic, & French influence. The melting pot being the backbone of the band, it is truly Americana. A rich mixture of originals and choice covers, Levi Jack looks to shake you up, make you think, and have a great time all at once!

Grampa's Chili is a California band. Our music and our culture is one thread in the larger fabric of the California and American musical tradition. Whereas we gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our elders, the music and the ideals of that tradition become the tools for new musical creation and evolution. Grampa's Chili is a jamband. We practice the art of redefining our music in live performance to create space for cultivating joy, exploring ideas, and invigorating audiences. By opening our live performance to spontaneity and serendipity, we seek to generate and amplify a current of creativity and freedom to inspire our audiences. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/ActonStreetRamblers/   and www.corduroyjim.com/levi-jack and www.grampaschili.net

Grateful Bluegrass Boys plus Edge of the West

 



Dance to the music of the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Rolling Stones and more BLUEGRASS  style plus the Cosmic Honky Tonk of Edge of the West

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

Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band that plays traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more. These songs, combined with classic Bluegrass and Country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show.  The band consists of Aaron Redner, violin, mandolin, and vocals,who is known for his work with Hot Buttered Rum with whom he toured for 13 years. David Thom, who fronts the David Thom Band and Vintage Grass, plays mandolin and guitar, and sings like an angel. He also spent two years working with David Grisman. Isaac Cantor, banjo, also plays in Dusty Green Bones Band. Ben Jacobs, accordion, can be seen with Poor Man's Whiskey and Achilles Wheel.

Edge of the West is a Rock n' Roots Honky Tonk Jamband. Their catchy, quirky originals and outlaw hippie sound strikes a chord with lovers of alt-country, Americana & the Grateful Dead. The live shows are a blast. The group writes original tunes and draws from from a deep well of eclectic covers, never playing the same show twice. A new record drops May 2016. The band features members of Great American Taxi, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Todd Snider & more. When playing together in this configuration these guys have a ton of fun, as does the audience. Just try and sit still. Across the canyon we hear drums in the distance. Notes From the underground drift like smoke signals to a strange yet familiar place, where new friends and old come together for good times -the Edge of the West

Artist sites and sounds: http://gratefulbluegrassboys.com and www.edgeofthewest.band

Patrick Maguire

 



Folk-Americana: "Patrick's distinctive soulful inflection compliments an almost effortless, soft tenor voice."

Wed. April 19 at 7:30pm
$7 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Patrick Maguire plays in a folk and Americana style and has one of those rare super distinctive voices.  He was born to sing & play music. As a child, he grew up surrounded by all types of musical influences. From Bluegrass (Tony Rice, Ricky Scaggs & Doc Watson) to Folk (Kate Wolf, Bob Dylan, Donovan, and The Mama's & The Papa's) to Classic Rock (THE WHO) to Oldies (Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, The Everly Brothers, and Dion & The Belmonts) Patrick's family, from his Parents, to Brothers, Cousins, and Aunts & Uncles all sing or play music. And while Patrick was growing up, the family would jam for days on-end with sometimes as many as 20+ musicians at a time.  In 2011 Patrick packed what he could fit into his small hatchback & traveled from Maine to California, stopping in various States/Cities to play Open-Mics, he would often play multiple venues in a single night & sleep (uncomfortably) in his cramped car.  You can hear him on KPIG radio's popular Please Stand By show on Sunday morning March 26 at 10:30am.

Artist sites and sounds: www.maguiremusic.com

El Rhan Combo Celebrates 420!

 



El Rhan Combo is the rhythmically enhanced version of Rhan Wilson and friends!

Thu. April 20 at 7:30pm
$15 adv. / $18 door   seated <21 w/parent

El Rhan Combo is the rhythmically enhanced version of Rhan Wilson and friends - featuring Rhan Wilson and Rick Zeek on guitar/vocals, Michael Westendorp on bass, and this year's Gail Rich Award recipient Patti Maxine on lap steel. These good musical friends enjoy the addition of Stephen Bigger on keyboards, and

Artist sites and sounds:  www.rhanwilson.com

Gary Kehoe on percussion. Expect the usual eclectic yin-yang mix of Rick's Americana style originals and covers in contrast to Rhan's quirky yet soulful reinterpretations of familiar tunes. Throw in a few "stoner" songs, and you have a 420 celebration!

 

In the Spirit of Lennon plus Come Together



The Sun Kings' Drew Harrison presents an acoustic celebration of the life & music of John Lennon

Fri. April 21 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

“--A very talented musician with an amazing voice. I enjoyed him very much.” Bonnie Raitt

Drew Harrison of The Sun Kings presents a loving, emotionally charged retrospective of the life and career of one of the most popular artists of all time, told through songs, stories, and images from The Beatles through the final recordings of his life. Gifted with the most natural, effortless Lennon voice in the music world, Harrison has been performing John's songs and telling the stories and anecdotes that go along with them for well over a decade.

“Drew has a great voice. His Lennon is impeccable. I feel like I am in the room with Lennon himself.” Bob Brown, former Manager – Huey Lewis and the News

Come Together with an acoustic set of Paul McCartney & George Harrison. Come Together are Jerry Whitney, bass and back-up vocals, Glenn MacPherson, lead and back-up vocals along with rhythm/ lead guitar and Cheryl  D'Alessandro, lead and back-up vocals. Jerry's musical influences were Paul McCartney, James Jamerson of Motown fame and many of the sixties rock n roll music groups. Jerry is presently involved with a regular gigging group known as The Ten O'clock Lunch, a dance band playing 60's Motown, blues and pop.   Jerry is also the bass player for a Santa Cruz Beatles Jam Group, a Facebook group with 400 members. Glenn Plays in several Santa Cruz based bands including the Ten O'clock Lunch and The Brave Mystics. Cheryl D'Alessandro-  Cheryl grew up singing gospel in church choirs. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.itslennon.com    and www.facebook.com/drewharrisonmusic

 

T Sisters plus The Naked Bootleggers

 



Sassy sister folk, traditional, pop & indie Americana with fresh Bootegger approach to Old Time Mountain Music

Sat. April 22 at 8:30pm
  $12 adv./$15 door Dance– ages 21 + 
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

and  A GRAPEVYNE MUSIC RENDEZVOUS 

CD Release – for new New T Sisters Self-Titled Album

T Sisters , born and raised in California and now based in the creative hub of Oakland, embody harmony. It's in their blood, bones, and history. Erika, Rachel and Chloe have been singing and writing music together since childhood, and the lifetime of practice shows. The three sisters' inventive songwriting is supported by their own acoustic instrumentation as well as upright bass (Steve Height), mandolin/guitar (Andrew Allen Fahlander), and drums (Marlon Aldana). Their sound represents a continuum of music, from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana. In the last two years, they've been honored to support such acts as Amos Lee, The Wood Brothers, Todd Rundgren, The Waybacks, Laurie Lewis, ALO, Elephant Revival, The California Honeydrops, and more. Notable performances include Merlefest, Kate Wolf Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (support role), Sisters Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Americana Music Association Festival, Music City Roots, and Garrison Keillor's ‘A Prairie Home Companion'. 

The Naked Bootleggers: Local favorites from the Santa Cruz Mountains bring a fresh approach to OLD TIME MOUNTAIN MUSIC. Reviving the standards of yesterday while writing standards for tomorrow, local musicians Don Mackessy (banjo), Ona Stewart(guitar), S.T. Young(guitar, washboard, harmonica), James Mackessy (bass), Jeremy Lampel (mandolin) are bridging the gap between old time and contemporary music with captivating vocal harmonies, lyrical creativity and that high lonesome sound of old.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://tsisters.com and www.facebook.com/The-Naked-Bootleggers-343579009074534/

The Quitters
  ( Glenn Houston & Stevie Coyle) 7pm Concert

 



Out of the Waybacks and Houston-Jones come a great new Americana guitar duo featuring Glenn Houston & Stevie Coyle

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

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

The Quitters are a guitar duo, consisting of a right-side up finger picker and an upside down flat picker. More importantly they were two of the three founding members of the virtuoso string band, The Waybacks, and one was the long-time lead guitarist and co-founder of the Americana powerhouse, Houston Jones. Now they play together, on their own, hence the name, "The Quitters". They deliver a mostly acoustic celebration of flatpick and fingerstyle mastery, plus vocals, spiced with humor and serendipity. 

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

John Cruz

 



John Cruz has distinguished himself as one of the most talented artists that has ever come from Hawaii

Wed. April 26 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

From the time he was a young boy growing up in Palolo Valley on Oahu, John Cruz knew he was destined to play music.  Whether inside or outside the home, his earliest memories were filled with song.  His Hawaiian grandmother had a beautiful voice and sang in church.  His mom loved the Motown sound and had an extensive record collection.  His dad played country music and taught John to perform live shows at a very young age. 

His brothers and sisters were all musically inclined and, along with numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, neighbors and friends, they have surrounded John with the gift of music for his entire life.  John performed at President Barack Obama's historic inauguration in Washington DC in 2009

Artist sites and sounds:   www.johncruz.com

August Sun plus Money For Helicopters

 





Celebrating a true love of pure rock and roll and funk rock energy

Thu. April 27 at 7:30pm
August Sun plus Money For Helicopters
$10 adv. /$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

August Sun is a Santa Cruz / San Lorenzo Valley progressive hard rock band that sticks to true classic rock roots with their own modern original punk flavor. They were founded by three long-time friends: frontman-guitarist Christian Walsh, bassist Aidan Robinson, and drummer Jonny Hampton.  The trio now features Tony Whittakar on keys and Alexandra Thyberg on vocals. With loads of originals and covers and an album in the works, August Sun brings a high-energy night of pure rock.

Money For Helicopters: Imagine if the Chili Peppers and Hendrix had a baby that Otis Redding baptized. They are a 5 piece Funk Rock band that formed in Santa Cruz in 2015 and have been taking the Bay Area by storm ever since.  The band consists of Jason Gray (vocals), Nick Antonino (lead guitar), Miles Johnson (rhythm guitar), Stefan Antonino (bass), and Ian Balbas (drums).  Playing their unique brand of original Funk/Rock/Soul music, they put on a high-energy show that keeps audiences dancing and entertained.

Artist sites and sounds:  https://augustsuntheband.bandcamp.com/releases and www.facebook.com/moneyforhelicopters

Fleetwood Mask - the Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

 



Fri. April 28 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

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

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

Slingshot on Mars

 



Psychedelic Grateful Dead dance party jams by Matt Hartle, Henry Kaiser, Bob Bralove, Ezra Lipp, and Roger Sideman

Sat. April 29 at 8:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Grateful Dead in their first decade, first and foremost a a dance band. One of their solutions to filling up the time in 2 to 4 hour-long shows in those early days was to open songs up and go to new places with exploratory improvisations. In these early years the jamming always supported dancing.  Songs like: Dark Star, The Other One, Playin' in the Band, Midnight Hour, and Good Lovin' were the typical launching pads for long jams. Slingshot on Mars will revisit those and other earlier tunes and open the open up with telepathic group improvisations, while staying in danceable grooves. A one-time only creative event that will be ultra-fun for all.  This show also celebrates the release of Bralove & Kaiser's new 2-CD set: POSITIVELY SPACE MUSIC.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.henrykaiserguitar.com and   www.matthartlemusic.com

Dan Frechette and the Eclectics 7pm Concert

 



Celebrated Canadian Songwriter/Entertainer releases first solo album in California

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

Dan Frechette and the Eclectics Canadian Singer/Songwriter Dan Frechette has been living in the Santa Cruz Mountains for the past few years, touring incessantly violinist/vocalist Laurel Thomsen.   Known in Canada for his ebullient stage persona and his exceptional songwriting skills, Dan has amassed an enormous collection of releases, available on Bandcamp.  His most recent release, Jasmine Dreams, is named after his 12 string Jasmine guitar, with it's resonant beautiful sound, inspired about 400 of Dan's earliest songs as a teenager.  On the album, Dan recorded 13 of his best Jasmine inspired songs and overdubbed a number of instruments, including dobro, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, electric guitar and bass, percussion, and of course his beloved 12 string.   In this CD release concert we will be treated by Dan Frechette with his 12 string and harmonica and joined Laurel Thomsen on violin/vocals, as well as by local stalwarts Jerry Whitney on bass, Billy Rogers on drums, and fellow Winnipeg but now local guitar genius Alan Nagelberg .  

Artist sites and sounds: www.danfrechette.com

Futurebirds

 



Melding the sweet, lilting, pedal steel and harmonies of the Stray Gators with the raucous, buzzing, distortion of Crazy Horse

Wed. May 3 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

 (((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Futurebirds: Covered in kudzu and swathed in a blanket of humidity, Spanish moss, feedback and reverb exists Futurebirds. Here, at this intersection, we find a synthesis of the two extremes of Neil Young's yin and yang. It's at this crossroads, on this plane that Futurebirds meld the sweet, lilting, pedal steel and harmonies of the Stray Gators with the raucous, buzzing, distortion of Crazy Horse.
Artist sites and sounds:   www.futurebirdsmusic.com/#portico1

Locomotive Breath plus Tsumami Band

 

 



The Wave before the train—ride the rock and roll on Cinco de Mayo

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

Fri. May 5 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; Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, 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, drummer Rob Ouse, and saxophonist / Flutist, Terrel Eaton

Tsunami Band is an “out-the-gate, on-your-feet”, rock-n-roll dance band! Comprised of 5 eclectic veteran musicians, they play high energy music with roots in the 60's and 70's and 80's Classic Rock

Artist sites and sounds: http://locomotivebreath.us  and www.tsunami-rocks.com

Crooked Branches plus Flypaper Blues

 




CD Release Dance Party:  An Evening of Americana, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Folkgrass, Countrygrass and big fun

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

Crooked Branches:  CD Release.  Based out of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Crooked Branches create acoustic music from the soul.  Through their lyrical storytelling and infectious grooves, they produce a sound that is refreshingly different yet satisfyingly familiar.  Their self-titled, full length album will be released this spring.  Recorded at Gadgetbox Studios in Santa Cruz with producer Andy Zenczak, the album features "mostly" true stories of family, friends and good old fashion self-loathing.   Contributions on the album include Zenczak on multiple instruments and Don Mackessy (The Naked Bootleggers) on banjo.  Their first full length album featuring "mostly" true stories of home, family and good old fashion self-loathing 

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

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

Maria Muldaur's “ Jazzabelle ”

 



An intimate evening of Naughty Bawdy Blues & Vintage Classic Jazz  w/special guest, pianist extraordinaire,  John R. Burr

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

Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 52-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early '60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the '60s. In the 42 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Jazz and Big Band, Blues, Gospel, R&B, (not to mention several award-winning children's albums). Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammy and other awards.

Artist sites and sounds:    www.mariamuldaur.com

Molly Tuttle

 



Molly brings her super pickers back for more bluegrass and multi-genre explorations

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

Molly Tuttle:  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, this fall, received a Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in the instrumentalist category. Her lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive song writing make her a star on the rise. She has already received more than two million YouTube views.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.mollytuttlemusic.com

Sol Nova   7:30pm Concert

 



Funky Rockin' Reggae Soul Dance Party

Thu. May 11 at 7:30pm
$7 adv./$7 door Dance – ages 21 +

Sol Nova : Chances are you've seen these players in Santa Cruz bands past and present. The sound of the band reflects all of our Santa Cruz roots. Through family friendship we discovered the fabulous young voice of the very talented Mariah Martel. Sol Nova celebrates the tribal vibe and the love of dance. Mariah Martel, Steve Belick, Aaron Webb, Goyo, Jake McCuen, Genghis, Finn Kennedy 

 

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


Hanneke Cassel

 



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

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

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:    www.hannekecassel.com

King Tuff plus Ruth Garbus & Chris Weisman

 

 



“The mischievous gnome child of rock & roll”

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Wed. May 17 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance– ages 21 + 

King Tuff is a recording artist from Brattleboro, Vermont. His first album, Was Dead, was released in 2008. His eponymous album was released on 29th May 2012, charting at twenty-one on Billboard's Heatseeker Albums chart. The album also entered the CMJ charts at fourteen, eventually climbing to number two. When Rolling Stone premiered a track off King Tuff's latest LP, Black Moon Spell, last fall, the band's mastermind Kyle Thomas sent over a suggested blurb. Calling his track "another instant classic," he described himself as "the mischievous gnome child of rock & roll." 

Ruth Garbus & Chris Weisman:  “Chris Weisman is a prolific recording artist. Though he's perhaps best known for his time with the Brattleboro garage-pop band Happy Birthday, he has at least 14 solo albums to his credit since 2009 — including the 88-song opus Maya Properties. “ Dan Bolles, Seven Days Ruth Garbus is a singer and drummer. She also makes her own music and art.  Artist sites and sounds:   www.facebook.com/kingtuffy/

Rolling Stone article at  www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/becoming-king-tuff-see-kyle-thomas-trace-his-path-to-indie-rock-glory-20150123

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton  plus Gary Blackburn

 

 



Amy and Will are two remarkable talents that come together in an Americana, Trad-Country, Gypsy Jazz, Roots Explosion

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

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

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

Gary Blackburn :   As a Singer/Songwriter, Gary brings together his smooth vocals and stylized guitar picking to form his own unique sound in the Country, Blues, Rock genre. With such influences from James Taylor to Todd Rundgren, Hank Williams Sr. to Dwight Yoakam. Developing his own personal style to his originals, blending old school with contemporary, along with an intimate and emotional stage presence

Artist sites and sounds: http://amylavere.com and www.willsexton.com and Gary www.reverbnation.com/rpk/bio/4279779

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

 



Irresistible blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf, with a drunken minor swing

Fri. May 19 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance– ages 21 + 

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

This four-man orchestra seamlessly weaves trance based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits' darker works. Marty O'Reilly hail from Santa Cruz, California. In addition to O'Reilly on the electrified Resonator guitar and vocals, the band features Chris Lynch on the Fiddle, Ben Berry on upright bass, and Matt Goff joining in on the drums. Within the three years since this project started, the band is already touring nationally, internationally, and selling out venues along the West Coast and throughout the United Kingdom. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.martyoreilly.com

SPUN plus The Spazztics

 

 



SPUN classic rock, reggae & more with a special reunion of Santa Cruz icons The Spazztics

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

SPUN is a Santa Cruz/SF Bay Area band with over 20 years of professional performance experience. 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 and original tunes: rock, reggae, blues, dance, & country. 

The Spazztics: From Reagan to Trump the responsibility of rocking the United States once again falls on the shoulders of the Spazztics, featuring original lead singer, Tony van Gold. Surf music and early punk rock collide in their raucous take on these genres, made all the more compelling by their rare public performances. One of Santa Cruz's favorite bands of the eighties reunite to celebrate a 37 year retrospect of original music. The Spazztics play from 8pm to 9:30pm, so come early.

Artist sites and sounds:    www.spunsantacruz.com

Dangermuffin  7pm Concert

 



From the mountains and beaches of the Carolinas easy, breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate

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

Dangermuffin: From the mountains and beaches of the Carolinas easy, 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

James Lee Stanley Birthday Bash

 



“---great songs, great guitar playing, great voice and a gifted comedian as well. You are in for a very entertaining evening.” Village Voice

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

James Lee Stanley : “So where have they been hiding James Lee Stanley? We could say that James Lee Stanley is probably the last great undiscovered singer-songwriter in America. But true as that may be let's say something else, let's say that a diamond has been smuggled into the wasteland---and here is where the wasteland ends” – Tom Robbins, Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues . “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.   James' pedigree includes 5 years on StarTrek Deep Space Nine as the singing Klingon amongst other roles, scoring the Emmy Award Winning Prime time CBS TV Cathy Specials; 3 years as Steven Wright's opening act; tours with Bonnie Raitt, the Dixie Dregs, Robin Trower and Robin Williams, the composer of the hits Coming Out of Hiding, I Don't Want To Talk About It and Plenty of Reason, 26 solo CD's and duet CD's with Peter Tork, Michael Smith, Cliff Eberhardt and John Batdorf

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

Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers

 



Phoebe, of the Belleville Outfit, celebrates a new CD of Americana, with flavors of Texas Swing and Exotic Indian Rhythms

Thu. May 25 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./ $15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

An accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music, Phoebe makes an impressive creative leap with this record. It's the culmination of a five-year journey that has taken her from her Austin roots through Music Row, Brooklyn, and even to India to study with seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath.  Along the way, Phoebe found her voice and delivered her most inspired set of songs to date — the soundtrack to her self-discovery. Shanti's Shadow marks an arrival for Phoebe Hunt, whose artistic and personal journey has deep storylines. These masterfully crafted songs are brought to life by the musicians Phoebe has gathered – each a virtuoso in their own right. Phoebe is skilled at taking seemingly disparate elements and pulling them together into a dazzling kaleidoscope of lush, coherent sound and rhythm patterns. The result is music that swells, crashes and breathes organically under Phoebe's soulful, plaintive voice. Sounds of Americana and Texas Tinged Swing are woven with exotic rhythmic concepts culled from Phoebe's time in India.

Artist sites and sounds: www.phoebehuntmusic.com/the-gatherers

The Golden RAGE of Television featuring Pat McCormack

 



7pm Showtime—Holiday Weekend

A stunning guitar rock and visual tribute to classic television themes from the 1950's and 60's

Sun. May 28 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent +

The Golden RAGE of Television featuring Pat McCormack: is a guitar rock tribute to classic television themes from the 1950's and 60's. The performance renders an expressive artistic interpretation of these wonderful beloved themes as created and masterfully produced by Santa Cruz rock guitarist Pat McCormack. McCormack blends the classic TV themes with his own original style to create an entirely fresh new take on this legendary genre of American culture. The Golden RAGE of Television honors the golden age of TV in a fresh, innovative and visually exciting performance. The sonic extravaganza is accompanied by a totally remarkable and entertaining multi-screen video presentation.  

Artist sites and sounds:   www.cdbaby.com/cd/thegoldenrageoftelevisio

The Messiahs plus Tsunami Band

 



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

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

The Messiahs came into being when Bob O¹Neill and Ken Kraft recruited renowned drummer Jimmy Norris and bassist/vocalist extraordinaire, Craig Owens, to revive the great rockin¹ tradition of Santa Cruz¹s famed and fabled hard rock band, SNAIL. The result is a blend of the old, the new and the unexpected. Fasten your seatbelts, you¹re in for a wild ride.

Tsunami Band  is an “out-the-gate, on-your-feet”, rock-n-roll dance band! Comprised of 5 eclectic veteran musicians, they play high energy music with roots in the 60's and 70's and 80's Classic Rock

Artist sites and sounds: www.tsunami-rocks.com

Joyride Cars Tribute plus Heartless Heart Tribute



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

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

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

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

Almost Cut My Hair 
Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

 



Fri. June 9 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

The Almost Cut My Hair Tour returns to Don Quixote's International Music Hall in Felton to dazzle the audience with a tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Led by Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame recipient Gary Burr, Almost Cut My Hair provides a spot-on rendition of CSN&Y tunes with amazing musicianship and vocal harmonies. Gary Burr, is currently on tour with his OTHER band The Blue Sky Riders, with Kenny Loggins, and Georgia Middleman. Almost Cut My Hair also features some great local favorites, such as, Scott Owens on guitar and vocals, his brother Craig Owens on bass and vocals, and Dean Newbury on percussion and vocals. Dean is also the executive producer of the show. Rounding out the band will be Michael Capella on pedal steel and vocals, Gary Henry on drums and vocals, Mark Mirando on keyboards and vocals, Joe Sita on guitar and vocals. 

Artist site and sounds: www.garyburr.com


Corky Siegel & Matthew Santos   7pm Concert

 



Corky Siegel blues legend of Siegel – Schwall and Matthew Santos, voice of the platinum selling hit “Superstar”

Sun. Sept. 24 at 7pm
$15 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent

Announcing the tour of Blues legend Corky Siegel, considered to be among the best harmonica virtuosos and superb jazz pianists and the only Bluesman to record on prestigious classical label Deutsche Grammophon which was a blockbuster in sales and likewise his chamber ensemble, Chamber Blues is the only classical group on Blues giant Alligator Records. Corky teams up with two time Grammy nominee Matthew Santos whose meteoric career was launched as the voice on the certified platinum selling hit, Superstar  with Lupe Fiasco.  If you are a fan of great artists like John Legend, Jeff Buckley and Bon Iver you are going to love Matt Santos.  What a dynamic duo with Matt and Corky Siegel of the legendary Siegel – Schwall band. 

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

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