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Steve Poltz plus JNJ Dynamite


Steve Poltz is  the great songwriter and entertainer who famously co-wrote the timeless ballad “You Were Meant For Me” with platinum-selling songwriter Jewel. 

Tue. July 28 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Steve Poltz is the guy who famously co-wrote the timeless ballad “You Were Meant For Me” with platinum-selling songwriter Jewel.  To suggest that Steve Poltz isn't normal is about as safe a statement as one could make. You would basically require the powers of the Hubble space telescope to locate Steve Poltz from any region of normalcy. Born among the hearty seafaring folk of Canada's Halifax, Nova Scotia, Poltz has lived most of his life in Southern California. Naturally a spectrum of cultural and emotional tensions arose and he eventually sought refuge in the art of songwriting, where he tapped into an unforgettable and often horrifying depth of unhinged genius. Among the music cognoscenti, Steve Poltz is regarded as one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of our time. His songs have been among the longest running ever on the Billboard Top 100 and they regularly appear in movie soundtracks, and TV shows.. His touring schedule is ferocious, ping ponging between continents with enough frequency to earn him followings in scores of different accents and languages.

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

Artist sites and sounds: http://poltz.com  and  www.jnjdynamite.com

Tuba Skinny


Direct From New Orleans  evoking the big, rich, super fun, soulful musical heritage of the Crescent City   

Wed. July 29 at 7:30pm

$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Formed in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences—from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz—their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.tubaskinny.tk

Jim Morrison Celebration featuring Wild Child

A Live Recreation on a Doors Concert



Thu. July 30 at 7:30pm

$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +


"This is as close as you'll get to the real thing." RAY MANZAREK

"The best one I've heard is Wild Child " ROBBY KRIEGER 2003 Cleveland Free Times

"---the way they play the music is uncanny. I saw Wild Child and they know Jim's moves and raps as well as he did. "  JOHN DENSMORE  

Wild Child starring Dave Brock is still selling out The Whiskey, the legendary Los Angeles venue that was home base for the Doors.  And they have been selling it out for years along with other huge venues in LA and around the USA.  Oliver Stone and Val Kilmer checked out Wild Child shows when they made the Doors movie to get a feel for a live Doors show. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.wildchild.info

Grampa's Chili plus Acoustic Shadows


Rockin' and Dancin' All Night Long

Fri. July 31 at 8:30pm 
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Grampa's Chili: Premium-Grade Santa Cruz Mountain Funkgrass.  Grampa's Chili has a long history of creating music and performing all over the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay Area and even further afield at festivals and clubs.

Acoustic Shadows: Don't let the name fool you, Acoustic Shadows is definitely electric and their music is somewhere between Americana and high octane jam band rock. Born under the Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the all-original music is an intoxicating blend of powerful acoustic guitar, fierce electric lead guitar, lap steel, keyboards and harmonica mixed in like a tasty jambalaya with a rock solid rhythm section of drums, percussion, and bass.

Chick Jagger plus Pretending 



Chick Jagger America's only chick fronted Rolling Stones Tribute

Pretending  Pretenders Tribute

Sat. Aug. 1 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Chick Jagger: Chick Jagger is America's premier chick-fronted Rolling Stones tribute band. Based in San Francisco, the band infuses every performance with a passion for the music, style, and lore of the Stones. Chick Jagger infuses fresh energy into the classic songs that millions of Stones fans know and love, while remaining true to the Stones' own musical arrangements and fashion styles. Covering all eras of the Stones' phenomenal career, the band delivers a powerful performance guaranteed to entertain.

Pretending:  The face and voice of Pretending, Karen Alvarez in the role of Chrissie Hynde, replicates the sound of all of the band's hits from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s. Karen particularly does well with songs from the early catalog, including 'Mystery Achievement' and 'Up the Neck', but also spans the range to give the more pop-ish / polished later songs like 'Back on the Chain Gang' and 'I'll Stand by You' their due accord.

Artist sites and sounds: http://chickjagger.com and   www.pretendingtribute.com

Jerry Garcia Birthday Bluegrass Bash
with Dave Holodiloff Band

Don't miss this once-a-year magical night of festive celebration and super-picking bluegrass tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time!

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


Dave Holodiloff is bringing the bluegrass band to Don Quixote's for his 6th Annual Jerry Garcia Bluegrass Birthday Bash Tribute Concert. The evening will feature a broad and danceable selection of songs (and acoustic jams) spanning Jerry Garcia's career with "The Grateful Dead", "Old and In The Way", and more. Get ready to ride that train with "Casey Jones" all the way to Bluegrass country! Driven by Dave's high-energy mandolin and accompanied by a smoking hot string band featuring banjo, guitar, bass, fiddle, and three part vocal harmonies, this annual tradition is sure to delight both "dead-icated" fans of Jerry Garcia and lovers of quality acoustic entertainment. Don't miss this once-a-year magical night of festive celebration and Bluegrass tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time!  Additionally, Dave Holodiloff's "Grateful Dead Bluegrass Tribute" album will be available at the show. Dave Holodiloff Band features Peter Mellinger (fiddle), Gene Mason (guitar/banjo/vocals), and Bil Sullivan (bass/vocals).

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

Ty Segall

plus Emmett Kelly solo (of The Cairo Gang)

"one-man dynamo Ty Segall has been in search of irony-free, utterly joyful rock'n'roll that rules in the purest sense" Spin

Mon. Aug. 3 at 9pm
$18 adv./$20 door ALL STANDING 21+

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"Practically born in the surf of Laguna Beach, and transplanted to the garage-punk nexus of the Bay Area, one-man dynamo Ty Segall has been in search of irony-free, utterly joyful rock'n'roll that rules in the purest sense. And with his latest album, the relentless true believer may have cracked the code." Spin   Segall began his recording career as a part-time musician in various underground bands in Orange County and the San Francisco Bay Area, before beginning a solo career in 2008. Segall's first solo release was the cassette Horn The Unicorn released on the Wizard Mountain label.  In 2012, Segall released three LPs: His solo album, Twins; a collaboration with White Fence  titled Hair and Slaughterhouse, an album with the Ty Segall Band. 

Artist sites and sounds: http://ty-segall.com and https://myspace.com/tysegall and   www.dragcity.com/artists/the-cairo-gang

Buy your tickets now at:  www.eventbrite.com/e/ty-segall-don-quixotes-music-hall-83-tickets-16945954807

Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol


Northern Irish multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter andlead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Snow Patrol.

Tue. Aug. 4 at 8pm
$15 adv./$18 door seated  Front / Standing Back 21+

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Gary Lightbody is a Northern Irish multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Snow Patrol. As a songwriter/bandleader, he has written songs and lyrics for a wide variety of artists and genres. In 2000, he formed the Scottish supergroup The Reindeer

Artist sites and sounds:   www.worldlibrary.org/articles/gary_lightbody

Buy your tickets now at   http://folkyeah.com/#/gary-lightbody-felton/

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio


Jazz Piano Sensation.  She has played Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center.  Catch her now while you still can in an intimate setting.

Thu. Aug. 6 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Chihiro Yamanaka : Universal Classics & Jazz recording artist, is one of the most exciting jazz pianists and composers of her generation. Based in New York City, her international concert appearances have included Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, JVC Jazz Festival New York, Umbria Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival and the Vienna State Opera House. Chihiro ' s 2009 CD, “ After Hours ” (Verve) won the “ Japan Gold Disc Award ” as the best-selling jazz disc of the year, and her 2007 CD, “ Abyss ” (Verve) won "Album of The Year" in the Swing Journal Magazine Readers' Poll. Among her European CD releases is “ Lach Doch Mal ” (Emarcy), a masterpiece for both her virtuosity on piano and her strikingly original compositions. Highlights of Chihiro ' s concerts and recordings also include her refreshingly unique arrangements of many of the most famous songs in the standard jazz repertoire. Jazz Life Magazine called Chihiro “ one of the greatest talents in jazz for decades. ” And the jazz legend George Russell has hailed her as “ a very gifted and imaginative musician. ”

Artist sites and sounds: www.chihiroyamanaka.com

Madam Bliss, Indovisual, Hubsmoke


Muliti-Genre  breakbeats, house, jungle, dubstep and hip hop

Fri. Aug. 7 at 9pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +


Madam Bliss: This artist, remixer, producer and DJ thrives off the edm bass music scene. She is known to mix all different types of Bass music together to form her own unique sound. Her roots are breakbeats, house, jungle and hip hop. She grew up as a house dancer turned breakdancer who was compelled by these beat.

Indovisual:  (Travis Pope) is a DJ/Producer bringing a unique beautiful sound, mixing from many genres, including tunes of his own. He has been performing for over ten years demanding the crowds attention with soulful beats and luscious grooves

Hubsmoke:  Boop Ba Book Clak Clak Dubsteb, Grime & Woddble

Artist sites and sounds: https://soundcloud.com/dj-madam-bliss and  https://soundcloud.com/indovisual and https://soundcloud.com/hubsmoke

The Jerry Celebration Band


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

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


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

Danny Green Trio with Harvey Wainapel


A captivating performance of original music and Brazilian jazz classics that the audience won't soon forget

Sun. Aug. 9 at 7pm
$10 adv./$12 door  seated <21 w/parent

Danny Green Trio: San Diego-based Danny Green Trio and the legedary Harvey Wainapel team up for a captivating performance of original music and Brazilian jazz classics that the audience won't soon forget. Called “a musical mind of rare sensitivity and rigor” by CD Hotlist, pianist and composer Danny Green is quickly scaling the ranks of new jazz talent with works that sound simultaneously seasoned and fresh. A brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical elements, Green's music engages listeners with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. Joined by bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, this virtuoso group is on tour promoting their highly acclaimed album After the Calm.  All About Jazz described Green's music “as engaging and intriguing as if penned by a veteran icon of jazz.”

Harvey Wainapel:    A supremely eloquent clarinetist and a saxophonist of unusual presence and power, Bay Area legend Harvey Wainapel is a truly ambidextrous artist who has delved deeply into the vast and variegated traditions of jazz and Brazilian music. Over the past three decades, Wainapel has performed with masters such as pianists Kenny Barron and McCoy Tyner, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, drummer Billy Hart, and fellow reed expert Joe Lovano, as well as touring widely with Brazilian jazz giants Airto Moreira and Flora Purim.

Artist sites and sounds: www.dannygreen.net and www.harvjazz.com

Phil Marsh


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

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

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

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

Smoov G, The Trap Pack / Dick Beatz, DJ Dozer


Electronica with freshest and funkiest and happily distorted beats

Thu. Aug. 13 at 9pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +


Smoov G:  on his muse "When I was freshmen scene back in 86 at the age of 12, I already had topics to talk about. For instance. The challenger explosion. I was in the fifth grade. Watching that horrific event on tv at such a young age, drove me to hit all things that I see.”

TRAP NIGHT; TRIAL BY FLYER The Trap Pack is a group of local Santa Cruz performers well known for their charisma and energy, which always results in a very active and entertained audience.  They are   Dick Beatz, Brucy J, Joe G and Davy C

DJ Dozer: In 1990 DJ Dozer Tony van Boxtel started as a dj in major clubs around and in his Dutch hometown of Eindhoven!  His plays EarlyHardstyle, Jump Earlyrave, Freestyle and more.

Artist sites and sounds:   https://soundcloud.com/smoovgeorge-1/smoov-g-ft-double-jg-ice-cream-kisses and https://soundcloud.com/shadylurk and https://www.facebook.com/djdozer

Corduroy Jim, Steven Graves Band,
The Fintztones

A Three Band Multi-Genre Rock Festival

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

Corduroy Jim: "Perfect texturing, brilliant solos, and robust musicality sets Corduroy Jim apart from your typical jam band. And while they're proficient in the ways of the traditional jam band, their talents lie beyond the apparent "groove". "Cinco" is a thoughtful, poetic take on the more soulful aspects of psychedelic, country, Americana, and funk."-?SF Examiner   

Steven Graves Band: Steven Graves seamlessly blends elements of Americana, country, jazz and blues with his socially-conscious lyrical influenced by Dylan, Lennon and Marley.

The Fintztonesare blend of folk, shuffle, blues, rock, jazz, and reggae, propelled by soaring 3-part harmonies, guitars, bass, and sax. The Fintztones consist of Gene on guitar and vocals,   Alia on bass, sax, and vocals, and Wade on guitar and vocals.

Artist sites and sounds: www.corduroyjim.com and http://stevengravesmusic.com and   www.reverbnation.com/thefintztones

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute
--Tribe of The Red Horse
Heartless--Tribute to Heart


 A blazing full throttle presentation of Neil Young & Crazy Horse plus the ultimate Heart tribute performance

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

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute—Tribe of The Red Horse delivers the guitar tone, harmonies and raw energy that Neil Young and Crazy Horse are known and loved for. Or, as the band's singer/guitarist, Wayne Whitzell puts it, “We don't play dress-up. We play rock 'n' roll.”  The long list of classic Neil Young songs played by Tribe Of The Red Horse is carefully chosen and sure to please—a blazing full throttle presentation of Neil Young & Crazy Horse materiel.

Heartless is made up of six talented musicians providing 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; Mike Kelly on bass and vocals; Brett Minkin on keyboards and vocals; and Steve Scurrah 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: http://tribeoftheredhorse.com  and http://heartlesstributeband.com

To Linda With Love


A Musical Tribute to Linda Ronstadt

Sun. Aug. 16 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

Linda Ronstadt is a 11-time Grammy Award winner and superstar of both pop and country music.  What a lists of hits.  What a voice. From the production people who brought you "Almost Cut My Hair," (the outstanding CSN&Y tribute) they proudly present "To Linda with Love--A Musical Tribute to Linda Ronstadt.”  The all star band is: Barbara Gerry, Nancy Heth, John Tindel, James Jackson, Craig Owens, Dean Newbury, Peter Goodman with special guests Annie Steinhart, Scott Owens, Ginny Mitchell and Jon Nordgren. Don't miss this show.  

Michael Manring, Henry Kaiser, Rick Walker
and Todd Mosby with special guest Deepak Ram

When Music Worlds Collide-

Tue. Aug. 18 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

When Music Worlds Collide--an evening of Carnatic Fusion, Indian Jazz, and cross cultural rhythmic expression.  Five musical soloists who have mastered the innovative on their instruments as well as the two mountains of music, East and West, will dazzle and astound listeners with their original tunes and collaborations. 

Michael Manring:   Considered by many to be the world's leading solo bassist, Grammy nominee Michael Manring has been pushing the boundaries of what is possible on the bass guitar for over two decades.

Henry Kaiser: Grammy winner, is widely recognized as one of the most creative and innovative guitarists, improvisers, and producers in the fields of rock, jazz, world, and contemporary experimental music. The California-based musician is one of the most extensively recorded as well, having appeared on more than 270 different albums and contributed to countless television and film soundtracks.

Rick Walker: Composer, master percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, video artist, inventor, author and educator, Rick Walker has been on the cutting edge of music for the last 35 years.  A founding architect of the World Beat movement in the early 80's, and now one of the leading lights in the emerging International Live Looping movement. 

Todd Mosby : Todd Mosby is a composer and innovator in the field of instrumental acoustic and electric guitar, contemporary instrumental composition, and improvisation. He has mastered multiple musical forms including traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, classical and Indian. Mosby has played symphony halls, pubs, charity events, headlined jazz festivals, accompanied dance companies, and was one of the first artists to enter Russia after Perestroika in 1994.

Deepak Ram: world master of Bansuri. Deepak is an incredibly versatile artist who is well known for his evocative performances in traditional North Indian classical music

Artist sites and sounds:    www.manthing.com and www.henrykaiserguitar.com and (Rick) www.looppool.info and    http://toddmosbymusic.com  and http://www.deepakram.com

Muriel Anderson plus Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice



Wed. Aug. 19 at 7:30pm
$16 adv./$19 door seated <21 w/parent

One of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. An engaging performer, her obvious joy of music, humor, and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide. She has recorded with country legend Chet Atkins, performed in New York with Les Paul, across the globe solo, in ensemble and with orchestras. She is host and founder of Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night®, the premiere live music event for over 20 years at the semi-annual NAMM music trade shows, and also the founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity.  She is a prolific composer of music on guitar and harp guitar. Her new double CD “Nightlight Daylight” has won ten national awards.

“Muriel Anderson is a good friend and a great guitarist.  She deserves national recognition.”  Chet Atkins

“Just one hell of a great player -- a great personality and what I like is the touch that Muriel has on the guitar, the way she plays it like we all wish to play.” Les Paul

Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice:  Superpicking and singing

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

The Mother Hips


The Mother Hips are their own rock sub genre:  “California Soul”

Fri. Aug. 21 at 9pm
 $23 adv./$25 door ALL STANDING 21+

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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

Buy your tickets now at: www.eventbrite.com/e/folkyeah-presents-the-mother-hips-don-quixotes-music-hall-felton-tickets-17346481794

Spirit of ’76


Vintage Grateful Dead from the 1970's
A full night of authentic Grateful Dead music from the late '70's era

Sat. Aug. 22 at 8:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Spirit of '76 featuring Amy Berry, Bret Bailey, Jerry Brown, Steve Sofranko, Paul Garcia, Roger Sideman, and Matt Hartle, present a full night of authentic Grateful Dead music from the late '70's era. Spirit of '76 featuring Amy Berry, Bret Bailey, Jerry Brown, Steve Sofranko, Paul Garcia, Roger Sideman, and Matt Hartle, present a full night of authentic Grateful Dead music from the late '70's era. 
Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/thechinacats

Joe Craven & The Sometimers

featuring Bruce MacMillan
and Jonathan Stoyanoff

“Joe Craven has found a couple of hot young pickers worthy of his chops: wild man bassist Jonathan Stoyanoff and Bruce McMillan - dazzling with crafty dobro, acoustic guitar pickin' and angelic voice -  WoW!” -  PBS Television

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

Joe Craven has found a couple of hot young pickers worthy of his chops: wild man bassist Jonathan Stoyanoff and Bruce McMillan - dazzling with crafty dobro, acoustic guitar pickin' and angelic voice. With Joe's wildly eclectic musicality, the sonic possibilities are unlimited. I just saw this new trio's new show - WoW!” -  PBS Television Producer Peter Berkow. "Joe Craven and The Sometimers" featuring Bruce MacMillan and Jonathan Stoyanoff, adhere to a “no genre left behind” policy of music making while leaping from a springboard of Americana. They perform impressively credentialed and possess poetic license to operate heavy machinery. Their analog/power tool box includes both upright and electric bass, various guitars, Dobro, lap steel, mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, more cowbell and who knows what else. This new NorCal roots music trio is celebration for a new framework of POP music, as in "Pursuit of Possibility" music. Give 'em a listen and you just might do a little dance while you're at it!  “Joe Craven is magical” – San Francisco Chronicle

Artist sites and sounds:   http://joecraven.com/projects/



Remarkable Rock Pop From Ireland - -"Pugwash, at their best, are almost Beatle-like in their greatness. They are THAT good." ANDY PARTRIDGE (XTC) .  

Tue. Aug. 25 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +  

With 2014's A Rose In A Garden Of Weeds compilation, Ireland's Pugwash had their first-ever worldwide release. Pop fans around the world rejoiced as earlier albums were only available as expensive imports. Its success brought about two tours of the U.S., as well as a recently completed U.K. leg, helping Pugwash expand their already rabid and devoted fanbase. The timing could not be more perfect for the follow-up to their 2011 Choice Music Prize nominated The Olympus Sound. Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) is the highly anticipated, new studio release from Pugwash, their first in 4 years. Recorded at Konk Studios (founded by The Kinks), and engineered and mixed by Guy Massey (The Beatles reissues mastering engineer), Play This Intimately contains 12 new tracks that demonstrate the songwriting genius, range in styles and brilliant musicianship their fans have come to know and love from Thomas Walsh (vocals, guitar), Tosh Flood (guitar), Shaun McGee (bass) and Joe Fitzgerald (drums). While their previous albums have featured guest appearance from friends like Ben Folds, Dave Gregory (XTC), Jason Falkner (Jellyfish), and more—this release boasts an impressive pedigree of contributors including Ray Davies (The Kinks), Andy Partridge (XTC), Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy), and even a “shout” from Jeff Lynne of ELO.  

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/pugwashtheband/info?ref=page_internal and http://omnivorerecordings.com/music/play-this-intimately-as-if-among-friends-2/

Ledward Kaapana Plus Fran Guidry  Slack key guitarist

Led Kaapana is a Hawaiian Two Time Grammy Award Winner


Wed. Aug. 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  

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

Six Organs of Admittance


Six Organs of Admittance is the project of Ben Chasny blending fingerpicked acoustic guitar with improvised and electric elements

Thu. Aug. 27 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated & STANDING – ages 21 + 

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Six Organs of Admittance is the project of Ben Chasny. Beginning as a solo endeavor, it now regularly features other musicians in concert and as guests on records.  Original inspiration for the band came from wanting to merge the styles of fingerpicked acoustic guitar with more improvisational drone elements. A copy of Hans Peter Duerr's Dreamtime book provided the early blueprint for the analogy of fingerpicked acoustic guitar as civilization vs. noise/drone as wilderness that was to dominate the first few records. The Six Organs sound has moved toward more electric styles through the years but the acoustic element is never too far away.

Artist sites and sounds:     www.sixorgans.com/six-organs-of-admittance/

Buy tickets now at: http://folkyeah.com/#/six-organs-of-admittance-felton-827/

King Gizard & The Lizard Wizard


Australia's neo-psychedelia alternative indi / rock sonic explorers

Fri. Aug. 28 at 9pm
$12 adv./$15 door ALL STANDING 21+

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Although they formed in 2011 in Melbourne, Australia, King Gizard & The Lizard Wizard's sense of unfettered sonic exploration makes them easy to mistake for a long-forgotten relic of the psych explosion of the '60s. With a far-out sound that, at times, feels barely held together, the band evoke the eclectic rock experimentation of Frank Zappa's Frank Zappa 's early work with the Mothers of Invention  as they follow their musical flights of fancy wherever they might go, and let the rest just fall into place on its own.

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

Buy tickets now at: http://folkyeah.com/#/king-gizzard-the-lizard-wizard-felton/

David Holodiloff plus The Crooked Branches Band



 Together they are a two band roots music festival regaling with Bluegrass, Gypsy, Jazz, World, Jam Band, Soul, Rock, Country and more

Sun. Aug. 30 at 7:00pm
$10 adv./$10 door   seated <21 w/parent


Dave Holodiloff is bringing the 6 piece acoustic ensemble to Don Quixote's for a night of high energy quality entertainment. Blending diverse genres such as Bluegrass, Gypsy, Jazz, World, Jam Band, and more. Dave Holodiloff Sextet features a unique and surprisingly fun fusion of modern and traditional elements that will delight fans young and old. The band will be playing songs off of Dave's latest original CD featuring flute, stand up bass, guitar, banjo, saxophone, clarinet, fiddle, piano, mandolin, and vocals. Don't miss this opportunity to see the Dave Holodiloff Sextet at a great venue

The Crooked Branches :  Crooked Branches plays 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.daveholodiloff.com and www.crookedbranchesband.com

BR Jazz Band Elements of Surf plus The Seaside Sisters


BR Jazz Band brings their 9-piece Elements of Surf show for a Labor Day Friday bebop, bossa nova, soul-jazz, rock, blues, world beat dance party

Fri. Sept. 4 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +


BR Jazz Band plays guitar-driven bebop, bossa nova, and soul-jazz classics combined with original jazz-inspired surf, rock, blues, and world-beat music to create a sound that is fresh and interesting, listenable and danceable, sophisticated and fun. Their performances are a mix of instrumental and vocal tunes featuring both familiar and original material, fine musicianship, and a variety of grooves enjoyed by audiences of all kinds.They will be heating up the Don Quixote's dance floor for Labor Day weekend with some familiar soul/jazz/r&b gems and groovin' tunes from their Elements of Surf CD. For this show, BR Jazz Band regulars Rick Vandivier, Dan Robbins, Diana Rogers, and Billy Rogers are joined by guitarist Bill C Ireton and singers Johnny Fabulous, Pam Hawkins, Catherine Lewis, and Jewl Sandoval.

The Seaside Sisters get things started in true beach-party fashion

Artist sites and sounds:   www.brjazzband.com

Duran Duran Duran


  The Premier Duran Duran Tribute Band

Delivering spot-on performances that consistently burn up the dance floor

Sat. Sept. 5 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Paying homage to a band as prolific and beloved as Duran Duran is tricky business, but Duran Duran Duran has the looks, chops and and swagger to impress even the most die-hard fans. According to The National Examiner, the band "goes well beyond what most would consider a tribute band," to capture the core essence of their iconic forefathers, delivering spot-on performances that consistently burn up the dance floor.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.facebook.com/3duran3

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton


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

Wed. Sept. 9 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

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

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

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

Jimmy Breaux with The Cajun Cotton Pickers




Michael Doucet & Beausoleil Accordion Great  teaming up with The Cajun Cotton Pickers who are super packed with all star players

Thu. Sept. 10 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Jimmy Breaux-- Accordion great from Michael Doucet and Beausoleil teaming up with The Cajun Cotton Pickers  “Stemming from a long genealogy of Cajun musicians, accordionist Jimmy Breaux is royalty when it comes to the Cajun music scene. His great-grandfather was Auguste Breaux; his great aunt, Cléoma Falcon Breaux, sang and played on the first Cajun recording “Allons à Lafayette.” His grandfather, Amédée Breaux, made the first recording of “Jolie Blonde.” Breaux's parents and other family members were also musicians, and his stepfather, the late U.J. Meaux, was another inspiration. But, while Cajuns have great respect for their ancestors and their traditions, they judge people for who they are today, and by that measure, Jimmy Breaux is one of the top musicians anywhere.” Alison Richter, AXS

The Cajun Cotton Pickers:    The Cajun Cotton Pickers play Cajun music, honky tonk, rockabilly, rhythm and blues and swing. Multi-instrumentalist Billy Wilson plays accordion and pedal steel guitar. Billy has played with Dewey Balfa, Tom Waits, Charlie Louvin, Motordude Zydeco and more. Drummer vocalist Willy Jordan has performed with John Lee Hooker and Elvin Bishop. Bassist Steven Strauss backed R and B legend Charles Brown and toured with punk rocker Penelope Houston for a decade, Guitarist vocalist Mitch Polzak has played with Deke Dickerson Lazy Lester and more. Fiddler Woody Vermiere has worked with Junior Brown and  Bill Kirchen. Special guest vocalist accordionist Andrew Carrier is Cajun royalty. His father Bebe Carrier made pioneering recordings for the Arhoolie label. He has performed with California Cajun Orchestra, Creole Belles and his own group The Cajun Allstars. They bring high energy rockin twanging fun where ever they go. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.allmusic.com/artist/jimmy-breaux-mn0000852439/biography

Clive Carroll 7pm Concert


UK Acoustic Guitar Phenomenon toured the world with Tommy Emmanuel--see him up close tonight while you can

Sun. Sept. 13 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door   seated <21 w/parent

When the music press describes someone as an ‘Incredible acoustic talent' and ‘Peerless – no other word for it--' and when people like Jean-Christophe Novelli and Madonna are booking that same someone for their private parties then you know that something pretty special is going on. Welcome to the world of UK acoustic guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll.  His solo album, ‘The Red Guitar' appeared in 2004 and this time it was guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel's turn to invite Clive to tour with him. After a jaunt across Australia together, the pair continued to perform all over the world.  Clive's newest album ‘Life In Colour' was recorded in the prestigious Highbarn Studios in Great Bardfield, Essex with whizz engineer Simon Allen. The result is a roller-coaster ride of six string virtuosity that takes the listener from the dusty roads of ‘Mississippi Blues' one minute to the wide epic open space of ‘Oregon' the next. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.clivecarroll.co.uk

Crystal Silmi & Raks Arabi, Helm,
Persephone Helene &
Bellydance International

Persephone, Helene
& Bellydance International

Playing and dancing their way through the Mediterranean World 

Thu. Sept. 17 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Crystal Silmi has become known for her unique style of hip hop infused movements and has performed for audiences around the world. Skilled in both the art of classical Middle Eastern dance and modern fusion, Crystal puts her Arab American roots to the stage with a deep sense of rhythm and powerful athleticism. She is visiting from her home in Madrid, Spain.

Helm:  Helm has been continually expanding their repertoire, from original compositions, which have become classics in the world of Tribal Bellydance, to traditional music from throughout the Mediterranean world. Based in Marin County Helm has been touring internationally, most recently in London, Rome, Lima, Istanbul, and La Reunion. With Ling Shien on Arabic woodwinds, and accordion and vocals, and with Mark Bell and David Two Hawk on percussion, Helm brings to the stage the eclectic texture of the Middle East and beyond.

Persephone Dance Co. is an Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) belly dance troupe rooted in American Tribal Style

Helene is director of Bellydance International and has been teaching, performing and promoting Bellydance for over 25 years. She was a recipient of The Gail Rich Award in 2002 for her significant contribution to the arts in Santa Cruz County.

Artist sites and sounds: http://crystalsilmi.com and   www.persephonedance.com and   www.helmmusic.com  and   www.facebook.com/BellyDanceInternationalWithHelene


Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours

Two Big Nights!

Antsy brings the whole band--The Trailer Park Troubadours—for the first time to Don Quixote's

Fri. Sept. 18 and Sat. Sept. 19 at 8pm Sept.
$25 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

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

One Lane Bridge

William Coulter, Aria DiSalvio, John Weed 

Fusing folk styles from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Spain

Wed. Sept. 23 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$17 door  seated <21 w/parent


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

One Lane Bridge, guitarist William Coulter, cellist Aria DiSalvio, and fiddler John Weed will mesmerize and delight with their unique, artful arrangements of traditional and contemporary tunes. Fusing folk styles from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Spain with modern influences results in something both ancient and cutting edge — a rhythmically vibrant, melodically engaging chamber-folk music at home in the concert hall or on the dance floor.

Artist sites and sounds: http://williamcoulter.com/onelanebridge

Carlos Núñez


Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez packs pack superstar energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into his concerts around the world

Tue. Sept. 29 at 7:30pm
 $20 adv./$22 door $8 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate


When the Los Angeles Times suggested that “if it's possible to become a pop star playing traditional music on bagpipes and recorder, Núñez could be the man,” it may have been an understatement. Few pop stars pack the energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into their concerts and recordings as Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez does. He is the world's most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, Spain's northwest, Atlantic Ocean-abutting region rich in vibrant, uniquely expressive Celtic traditional music. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.carlos-nunez.com



Scottish Gaelic Supergroup' Dàimh (pronounced “Dive”)


Wed. Sept. 30 at 7:30pm
$18 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent

$16 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

“One of the most exhilarating bands on the Celtic Map” Irish Times Magazine

Taking their name from the Scottish Gaelic word for kinship, ‘Gaelic Supergroup' Dàimh (pronounced dive) are a 5 piece band based in Lochaber in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; an area as much renowned for its scenic beauty as for its rich musical and cultural heritage. A long-established favourite at folk festivals in Scotland, Ireland and across Europe, 2014 saw the group win the “Eiserner Eversteiner” European Folk Music Award in the 23nd German Folkherbst competition and also nominated for Folk Band of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards. From pyrotechnic jigs and reels to achingly poignant ballads, they run the full expressive gamut of folk music at its best, and are justly renowned for their thrilling live shows. Dàimh have released 5 studio albums to date. Their most recent; Tuneship once again sees the band blazing a new trail in the Scottish music scene with their own instrumental compositions skillfully integrated with traditional Gaelic Songs.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.daimh.net

 Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel & Little
Charlie with the Golden State/Lone Star Revue


Blues legends from California and Texas merge into one smoking' hot supergroup

Thu. Oct. 1 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Golden State/Lone Star Revue is an all-star, cross-country melding of musicians from California -- Mark Hummel (harp-blower, vocalist, bandleader and Grammy nominee), Little Charlie Baty (ex-Nightcats bandleader and guitar hero) and RW Grigsby (bassist) -- and Texans Anson Funderburgh (guitarist and Rockets bandleader) and Wes Starr (famed Austin drummer who has played with a who's who of Texas music royalty). Hummel's newest Handy Blues Award nominated release, The Hustle Is Really On , features the GS/LS Revue, which has just completed a new recording for 2016 release.  

Artist sites and sounds:   www.markhummel.com/golden_state.html


House of Floyd


A Full production tribute to Pink Floyd

Sat. Oct. 3 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

A Full production tribute to Pink Floyd.   House of Floyd is San Francisco's immersive Pink Floyd tribute band. Rather than simply replicating the iconic band's recorded songs, House of Floyd focuses on the adventurous live arrangements and sonic explorations of their namesake. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.houseoffloyd.com

In The Spirit of Lennon John Lennon 75 Birthday Celebration & Tribute
Starring The Sun King’s Drew Harrison




Sun. Oct. 4 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940. Tonight we celebrate the life and work of John Lennon with Drew Harrison as he presents ‘In The Spirit of Lennon'.  Drew Harrison, the gifted leader of the musically remarkable and very popular The Beatles tribute band The Sun Kings, presents an evening of John Lennon's music. Drew Harrison is a genuine troubadour. Born in New York City, naturally drawn to music, Drew's childhood nursery rhyme was Dear Prudence; his adolescent superheroes: Stevie Wonder, Elton John and John Lennon. His plans of becoming a brain surgeon were usurped by dreams of playing music and making a difference, in the footsteps of Lennon. His solo original CD Go It Alone is a result of an intense period, filled with rawness and emotion. It's just his voice and acoustic guitar, baring his soul lyrically and vocally. It has been said that when Drew is singing it's as if he is singing for his life. Drew Harrison has the ability to translate the comedies and tragedies of life into a warm amalgam of sounds. He sings with passion and a voice that touches deep inside, and plays as if a full band was his guitar. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.myspace.com/drewharrisonmusic and  www.the- sun - kings .com

Zeppelin Live 


Dazzling Led Zeppelin Tribute  (formerly Heartbreaker)

Fri. Oct. 9 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.zeppelintribute.com

The Fretless


ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR at the Canadian Folk Music Awards—String Band Dynamo Innovators

Mon. Oct. 19 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

The Fretless is a new approach to string band and folk music that is quickly gaining high acclaim around the world.  This unique band is taking string music to fascinating places as it transforms fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements. The Fretless is working to incorporate a new approach to countless fiddle styles across Canada and around the globe.  The Fretless is an innovation in music that must be heard.  They harbor all the energy of fiddle tunes, while shattering all expectations in writing, creativity and performance .

Artist sites and sounds: www.thefretless.com

Fleetwood Mask


The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac 

Sat. Oct. 24 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: www.fleetwoodmask.com Check out Fleetwood Mask promo video on site narrated by Mick Fleetwood himself.

The Mermen plus The Shitones



"Cascading waves of dreamlike sound, Amazing! The Mermen have the oceanic thing down pat." THE VILLAGE VOICE. New York

Sat. Nov. 7 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Mermen: "Jim Thomas is a master of the ethereal, infusing his playing with textures from all corners of the progressive rock kingdom. Bristling sheets of guitar swell, then recede, then swell again, sometimes crashing in foamy sprays of feedback onto craggy rhythms, other times simply rippling toward the horizon on convoluted streams of reverb. The Mermen have long played on the power of the cinematic, but Thomas virtuosity doesn't allow for chaos---it allows only for boundless beauty, awe inspiring compositions and a startling inspiration.” ALIBI New Mexico

The Shitones a surf-inspired band featuring Shigemi "Shig33" Komiyama on drums, Jennifer Burnes on bass, and Jim Thomas on guitar. Their repertoire consists of surf cover tunes by greats such as Dick Dale, Jack Nietsche, and The Ventures as well as older rock and roll--Jimi Hendrix, early Fleetwood Mac, Quicksilver Messenger Service. You can never tell what gems might surface at a Shitones show--or who might be sitting in.

Artist sites and sounds: http://mermen.net and http://mermen.net/shitones.shtml

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Tom Miller: tmm@cruzio.com
Booking Contact only 831.335.2526

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