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Will Kimbrough & Brigitte DeMeyer




Will, Super Songwriter Legend and Americana instrumentalist of the year with Brigitte, Poetry laden with southern groove that transports to another place and time

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

Will Kimbrough's songs have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and others, Kimbrough's multidisciplinary approach has led to many desirable collaborations with well-known artists, including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider and Mavis Staples. Kimbrough was recognized in 2004 as the Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association – an award that had previously been awarded three years in a row to Dobro ace Jerry Douglas.

Brigitte DeMeyer's new CD, Savannah Road intermingles acoustic steel and slide guitar, fingerpicking, gospel-tinged vocals and literary imagery. DeMeyer writes songs as weavers thread tapestries. Poetry laden with southern groove, her music transports to another place and time. A self-produced collection of 13 songs written mostly by DeMeyer and frequent collaborator and string-master Will Kimbrough

Artist sites and sounds:  http://willkimbrough.com and http://brigittedemeyer.com



Adrian Legg


"Guitarist of the Decade" Guitarist Magazine.

Thu. Jan 29 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

"There are guitarists, there are axe-wielding maniacs, and then there are wizards. Adrian Legg is one of the wizards. He has enough technique to do just about anything he wants, but also the sensitivity to honour the contours of a melody." –Philadelphia Enquirer. "To say Legg plays a good guitar is like saying Menuhin saws a fine fiddle. This man is ridiculously talented."?-Music Week. Voted "Guitarist of the Decade" by Guitarist magazine.?Guitar Player's Reader's Poll Winner for Best Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist of the year four times. He also possesses a very clever wit and a knack for a good story.

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

Willie Watson




Formerly Of Old Crow Medicine Show debuts his solo album, Folk Singer Vol. 1, produced by David Rawlings 

Fri. Jan. 30 at 9pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson steps on stage with a quiet gravitas. But, when he opens his mouth and lets out that high lonesome vocal, you can hear him loud and clear. Acony Records is proud to announce the debut solo album from Willie Watson, Folk Singer Vol. 1, out now and available everywhere. Produced by David Rawlings, the album features ten songs, from folk standards to obscure gems. A few years down that road, Watson's work with Old Crow is already a large part of the reason that banjo and guitar driven music is heard everywhere in the air these days. On Folk Singer, we find Willie defending his musical turf. A true solo album in every sense, Watson is now center-stage, armed with an acoustic guitar, banjo and the occasional mouth harp. Indeed, hearing Watson's skillful and subtle banjo and guitar accompaniments and soaring vocals unadorned for the first time is a revelation. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.williewatson.com


Aja Vu plays Steely Dan
Stealin' Chicago plays Chicago







 One Great band plays tribute to two legendary rock bands -- get ready to dance all night 

Sat. Jan. 31 at at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Aja Vu has long beautifully performed the music of Steely Dan and now they have added a generous set of Chicago Tunes to a long evening of stellar, totally danceable music.  That's right:  one great band, two great tributes. The San Francisco-based band won KFOX's Last Band Standing competition on the Bay Area's #1 rated Greg Kihn Show two years running! From "Reelin' In The Years" to "Deacon Blues" and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" and special treasures from Fagen's solo outings, you CAN buy a thrill when you hear the tight chunky horns, vocals and solos note for note and phrase for phrase backed up by an unparalleled rhythm section.The Aja Vu show recreates the combination of rock, jazzy blues and unique storytelling that has made the Steely Dan sound endure throughout pop culture for 30+ years!

Stealin' Chicago has an outsized respect for the music of Chicago and a dedication to re-create how it was recorded by Terry Kath, Robert Lamm and Peter Cetera and their different vocal styles. The unique sound incorporates gigantic melodic horn lines and is the sound of Chicago. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.ajavu.com and  www.stealinchicago.com


Stray Birds plus Jordie Lane




The Stray Birds are known for their songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and gorgeous three-part harmony singing and Johah for  old blues and American folk, filled with refreshing exuberance

Wed. Feb. 4 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

Stray Birds: The Stray Birds - Maya de Vitry (vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle), Oliver Craven (vocals, guitar, resonator, fiddle), and Charles Muench (vocals, bass)—whose “playing is gorgeous, the harmonies exquisite” (WXPN The Key) made their Yep Roc Records label debut October 21 with the release of their second full-length studio album, Best Medicine. Following the band's 2012 highly praised self-titled release, which NPR Music named Top 10 Folk/Americana album.  Formed in Lancaster, PA, the classically trained and roots music-raised trio has spent the last several years honing their sound and touring extensively, including live performances on NPR's Mountain Stage, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

Jordie Lane:  “Displaying the soulful tenderness of Ron Sexsmith and Ray LaMontagn---Lane's gentle finger picking and intimate vocals lend a somber grace that is universal” – Rolling Stone Magazine  Born to a comedian and a clown, Jordie Lane spent his early years in his parents traveling circus. Many years later, not much has changed, with Lane renowned for both his relentless international touring schedule, and his witty, comedic storytelling. Lane's music, seems like it comes from another place and time. The songs are nostalgic and immediately affecting, his rhythmic guitar playing is authentic and raw, and the rich resonance of his voice is simply otherworldly.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.thestraybirds.com and   http://jordielane.com

Iain Matthews plus Cruz Control
w/ Patti Maxine


IAIN: Founding Member Of “Fairport Convention”  & “More Than a Son Trio with Eliza Gilkyson

Thu. Feb. 5 at 7:30pm
$10 adv. / $10 door  seated <21 w/parent

Iain Matthews: In 1967 Matthews became a founder member of the British folk rock band, Fairport Convention.
In order to facilitate and develop his growing fascination with American singer/songwriters, in 1969 he formed his own band, Matthews Southern Comfort, This group spawned a massive hit with the Joni Mitchell song "Woodstock". He established an artist, producer relationship with ex Monkee, Michael Nesmith .  Intending to make the one album, stay for a year and return to Britain, Matthews eventually became a US resident, staying for the next 28 years.  In 1978 he had “Stealin' Home” released and had a top 10 hit in the U.S. in “Shake It”. Together with Eliza Gilkyson he formed the trio More Than a song, recording and releasing 2 albums. In January 2014, the American label, Omnivore Recordings, released Matthews 20th solo album, “ The art of Obscurity”.   Iain is joined by pianist Egbert Davis

Cruz Control may have started out as just another Santa Cruz ukulele band, but they have expanded into a multi-genre force. Consisting of guitarist Stan Parola, bassist Gary Cunningham, and Vince Tuzzi on guitar – this trio has all it needs to keep you entertained. They stamp their own creative mark on tunes from just about every musical artist you can think of from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Neil Young, Hank Williams, and Guy Clark to The Beatles, J.J. Cale, and Roy Orbison- -to name a few.   Patti Maxine, steel guitar great, will be joining Cruz Control tonight

Artist sites and sounds:  http://www.iainmatthews.nl  and  Cruz Control   www.vincetuzzi.com

at  www.facebook.com/pages/Cruz-Control/166542066831264?ref=bookmarks and http://pattimaxine.com


Tempest plus Jann Klose

Celebrating 25 years of Celtic and World Rock

Fri. Feb. 6 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Tempest : Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 25 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release fifteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member. Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals including The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Denmark's Skagen Festival, Britain's Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is also a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals.

Jann Klose : Born in Germany, raised in Kenya, South Africa and the Midwest, Jann now lives in New York City when he's not on the road in North America, Europe or Asia. His new album, MOSAIC is on over 90 radio stations worldwide. He won four 2014 Independent Music Awards, one for his cover of Tim Buckley's "Song To The Siren." Jann sings Tim's parts in the movie GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (Focus/Tribeca/Universal).   Jann and two of his songs are featured in the award-winning Australian feature documentary, A VENUE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD .

Artist sites and sounds:   www.tempestmusic.com and www.jannklose.com


Melvin Seals plus the China Cats



 Legendary Hammond B-3 wizard and deep soulful singer  is performing with The China Cats


Sat. Feb. 7 at 8:30pm
$20 adv./$25 door   Dance – ages 21 +

Melvin Seals , the legendary Hammond B-3 wizard is performing with The China Cats. Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". Steeped in the musical history of the San Francisco Bay Area,

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.

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

Lacy J. Dalton & The Dalton Gang 2pm Matinee

Lacy and Bonny are
playing to benefit:



Sun. Feb. 8 at 2pm
$20 adv./$23 door seated <21 w/parent


Lacy J. Dalton is one of the most instantly recognizable voices in music – the woman People Magazine called “Country's Bonnie Raitt”. From the first time Lacy J Dalton caught the public's ear, that soulful delivery, full of texture and grit, has been a mainstay of Country Music. When you sit to listen to a Lacy J Dalton album, you find yourself pulled in by the very power and heart of this vocalist, because she's not merely performing a ten-song set, she's bringing each and every tune to life. It's as if they were all written especially for her.

Bonny Getz: Santa Cruz-based singer-songwriter Bonny Getz inspires and delights by weaving myth, metaphor and magic into her songs. True stories of love & loss, with a few fictional funny characters thrown in (such as cowgirls, Amazonians, even a werewoman!) will bring a tear to the eye and a smile to the lips.

PREGNANT MARE RESCUE: What began as a project to rescue horses, specifically mares and their unborn foals from imminent slaughter, has become a mission of healing souls, both child and horse. I felt a need to make a safe environment for those we love."  - Lynn Hummer, Founder, Pregnant Mare Rescue

ARTIST SITE AT: :  www.lacyjdalton.com and www.reverbnation.com/bonnygetz and Pregnant Mare Rescue at www.pregnantmarerescue.org

David Beaudry


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

David Beaudry sounds like: to quote one of his songs, “A boy who learned to fish in a wishing well” and like Jesse Winchester, John Prine, Robert Earl Keen, Darrell Scott.  A true storyteller in song.  Songwriter and musician David Beaudry has been writing songs since he was 13 and has over 100 songs signed to Universal Nashville and the C.D.  His tune Alien Man received air play world wide.  Music is in his genes. David is the grandson of Al Fox, the first all night radio D.J in the city of LA on Radio station KGFJ. His mom, Jean Fox, was a folk songwriter and great performer.  His dad, John Bennett, was a jazz session player in LA and was the sax player for Demita Jo.  

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

Coffee Zombie Collective
plus The Bluetail Flies



Their live performances energize festivals, light up local street corners, invigorate house parties, and turn showcase nightclubs into raging hullabaloos.

Fri. Feb. 13 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Coffee Zombie Collective was formed with one thing in mind: bringing music to the people. Our ever-expanding set list sweeps from rock anthems and originals, to old-time standards, and right back through 80's and 90s hits, all with our distinctive CZC twist. Our live performances energize festivals, light up local street corners, invigorate house parties, and turn showcase nightclubs into raging hullabaloos. With our lineup of acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, upright bass, trumpet, boomslap, and melodica, crowds quickly form and sing-alongs ensue.

The Bluetail Flies: An emotive blend of bluegrass, folk-rock, and Davenport country featuring hand drums and sister harmonies from the Monterey Bay. The 7 member band consists of strings (fiddle, bass, banjo and guitar), a hand drum and three-part vocal harmonies. They've recently self-released their first album, self-titled, The Bluetail Flies. Yeehaw! 

Celtic Fiddle Festival










“Romancing the Strings” Valentine's Night Special

Sat. Feb. 14  at 8pm
$20 adv./$22 door  seated <21 w/parent


$18 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

Celtic Fiddle Festival is Kevin Burke (Ireland) • Christian Lemaître (Brittany) • André Brunet (Québec) • Nicolas Quemener (Brittany, France). Called “three of the finest folk violinists anywhere” by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and André Brunet (Quebec, Canada) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. Accompanying them is Nicolas Quemener, (Brittany, France) a master open-tuning guitarist.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.celticfiddlefestival.com

Peter Case





















Peter Case's secret weapon is his powerhouse voice; combined with his imaginative and visionary songwriting in addition to the hot licks on his guitar.

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

Peter Case: After his tenure in the proto-power pop band the Nerves and following the dissolution of his early-'80s Los Angeles rock & roll band the Plimsouls, Peter Case launched a career as an influential American singer/songwriter specializing in finger-picked acoustic guitar and redemptive story-songs about society's outcasts and drifters, delivered in a uniquely soulful, folk-rock style. Case's secret weapon is his powerhouse voice; combined with his imaginative and visionary songwriting and his ability to blow real harmonica licks, he's well-respected among his peers and a perennial favorite among serious listeners. By the turn of the century, longevity was working in his favor as he continued to set the bar for contemporary singer/songwriter music.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.myspace.com/petercase and www.petercase.com



Courtableu Cajun Honky-Tonk & French Louisiana Dance Hall Music Tonight

Tue. Feb. 17  at 7:30pm
  $10 adv./$10 door   Dance – ages 21 +

Named after a legendary bayou in southwest Louisiana, Courtableu is comprised of veterans of the Bay Area Cajun/Zydeco scene who perform classic Cajun dancehall music , with electric guitar, bass, and drums added to the traditional fiddle and accordion. Fiddler Richard Chon (Saddle Cats, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks , Sons of the San Joaquin, Swamp Coolers) joins Creole Belles accordionist-singer Maureen Karpan, guitarist Luis Salcedo, bassist Bob Huberman, and drummer Sam Siggins. Most members played and studied with legendary accordionist and teacher Danny Poullard. Their dedication to the authentic Cajun honky-tonk sound and their vibrant, soulful performances have won them many friends and admirers among lovers of French Louisiana music.

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

Three Women & The Truth
starring Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson,
Gretchen Peters




Thu. Feb. 19 at 7:30pm
$22 adv./$25 door   seated <21 w/parent

Three women, three guitars and the words, music, and hard-won wisdom from three lifetimes spent in pursuit of the song. Three Women and The Truth is a trio of accomplished, richly talented, award-winning female songwriters whose songs cut through the murky layers of life's complexities and bring clarity to many of the challenges we all long to make sense of. 

Eliza Gilkyson is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in Roots, Folk and Americana circles. She has released 19 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash.  She has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, Etown, XM Radio, and on Air America Radio.

Mary Gauthier is a singer songwriter who the Associated Press named one of the best songwriters of her generation. She's been praised by both Dylan and Waits, and has had her songs recorded by dozens of artists, including Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Candi Staton. Her songs have been used in film and television, most recently on the ABC hit show Nashville, HBO's Banshee, and Masterpiece Theater's Case Histories. She was awarded New Artist of the year by The Americana Music Association in 2005, and has released six studio albums.

Gretchen Peters:  Twice Grammy-nominated and CMA Song Of The Year winner for the groundbreaking Independence Day (Martina McBride), Gretchen Peters has cut her own artistic path, touring continually in both North America and the UK and Europe, and releasing nine critically acclaimed albums on the way. Born in New York and raised in Colorado, the 25 year Nashville resident has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, and Bryan Adams .

Artist sites and sounds:  http://elizagilkyson.com and   www.marygauthier.com and   www.gretchenpeters.com

Grampa's Chili, Acoustic Shadows,
Drifting Compass










Rockin' and Dancin' All Night Long Celebrating Acoustic Shadows New CD “Nickel, Nipple Tickle”

Fri. Feb. 20 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 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.

Drifting Compass : a high-energy rock band made up of Santa Cruz Area musicians with many years of performance experience. The all-original rock music is filled with memorable lyrics and catchy hooks, blending into a unique and hauntingly-familiar style. The individual performers bring together different styles from their musical backgrounds to focus on fresh original songs. The result is powerful and infectious!

Artist sites and sounds: www.grampaschili.net and Acoustic Shadows at www.droolpigs.com and www.driftingcompass.com


Spirit of ‘76

plus Shady Cats









Recreating The Grateful Dead Late 1970's Era Concerts
featuring members of China Cats and Shady Groove

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


Spirit of '76 is a collection of talented musicians from the Grateful Dead community performing Grateful Dead music in the spirit of the Dead's late 70's era.  This show features Jerry Brown from Shady Groove, Mark Corsalini on drums (previously of JGB), from the China Cats: Roger Sideman, Steve Sofranko, and Matt Hartle from the China Cats, and Paul Garcia.

Shady Cats: same players as Spirit of ‘76, but surprise format, maybe acoustic, maybe electric.  Very clandestine.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/thechinacats and https://www.facebook.com/events/1534926090090454/

Anne & Pete Sibley 7pm Concert 










CD Release for “Extraordinary Life”, with guest artists, Dan Robbins and Jimmy Norris

Sun. Feb. 22 at 7pm
 $12 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent


Less than a decade since they released their first album, the Sibleys' music hit the national spotlight in 2009 with a blue ribbon finish in the “Great American Duet Sing Off” on National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion. Their music has brought them to perform on famed stages from NYC's Town Hall to Washington's DC's Kennedy Center from festival stages such as North Carolina's Merlfest to Colorado's Rockgrass. Anne and Pete truly are currently one of the top folk duos. CD releases include: Wandering to be Found (2012-EP), Coming Home(2009) Will You Walk With Me (2005), Winter on the Great Divide (2007) and Think of This River (2004).

Artist sites and sounds:   www.anneandpetesibley.com

Helm plays for Persephone
and Helene & Bellydance International






Helm, back from touring London, Rome, Lima, Istanbul, and the island of La Reunion, brings to our stage the eclectic texture of the Middle East and beyond

Thu. Feb. 26 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Helm:   Since their beginnings in the early 1990's Helm has been continually expanding their repertoire, from original compositions, which have become classics in the world of Tribal Bellydance, to traditional music from throughout the Mediterranean world. Based in Marin County Helm has been touring internationally, most recently in London, Rome, Lima, Istanbul, and the island of La Reunion. In addition to their 8 albums Helm have provided sound for both film and television productions. With Ling Shien on Arabic woodwinds, and accordian 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.

Bellydance International with Helene features local American Tribal Style favorites Persephone , along with an array of dance stars in The Sisters of the Desert Sky, Satinka, and Dancers of the Crescent Moon , plus stunning soloists: Chelsie, Isadorah, Sese, and Amber Dratz . Helene was a recipient of the Gail Rich Award in 2002 for her significant contribution to the Arts in Santa Cruz County and has been producing live music and dance events, performing for over 25 years .

Artist sites and sounds: www.helmmuseeka@earthlink.net and www.persephonedance.com and www.mountainartcenter.org

Zeppelin Live (formerly Heartbreaker)


Dazzling Led Zeppelin Tribute 

Fri. Feb. 27 at 8pm
$15 adv./$17 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

Big Mountain
plus special guest Rasun also featuring Omani














Big Mountain in concert is the most exciting Reggae concerts in the world.

Feb. 28 at 8:30pm
$15 aBig Mountain


Big Mountain is one of the top Reggae bands of all times, with there mega smash "Baby I Love Your Way" which has remained second to Bob Marley as the most played Reggae artist on radio throughout the entire history of music. Big Mountain in concert is the most exciting Reggae concerts in the world. San Diego's Big Mountain formed in 1986 and has grown to be the Reggae band that holds the international crown as the King of Reggae. Lead singer Quino has one of the most recognized voices in Reggae and pop music. In 1994 the band released the Reggae version of Peter Frampton's song ''Baby I Love Your Way''. Over the course of the next 19 years Big Mountain toured hundreds of cities in more than 30 countries and sold more than 2 million albums and 6 million singles before taking a break from the touring life. Big Mountain reunited and in 2014 started releasing new singles such as ''Calling You Out'', ''Gimme The Kushumpeng'' and ''Seven Days''.

Rasun:  Rasun has set the international music scene ablaze fusing R&B and Reggae into a smooth Pop sound, and now aims to seduce the States with his Reggae Dancehall style.

Omani : reggafrom the Monterey Bay bringing deep hypnotic grooves and satisfying positive vibes

Artist sites and sounds: http://bigmountainband.com and www.reverbnation.com/rasunmusic and  www.omaniband.com


Nicholas David   7pm Concert 











Nicholas was most recently a finalist, and a fan favorite, as a member of team CeeLo on NBC's Season 3 of The Voice


Sun. March 1 7pm
$15 adv./$18 door  Dance – ages 21 +


Alternative Soul music from the heart- for the heart. Nicholas David Mrozinski is a vibrant, dynamic, and multi-talented singer/songwriter/pianist from Saint Paul, MN. For more than a decade, Nicholas has been making music that has been connecting with people, all around the world, on a deeply human level. Nicholas was most recently a finalist, and a fan favorite, as a member of team CeeLo on NBC's Season 3 of The Voice. Nicholas' music is fully integrated, incorporating many schools of music and thought. His powerful voice, enriching lyrics, and liquid piano playing truly set him apart and are the reason Skope Magazine calls him “an authentic artist of this millennium.” His one-of-a-kind sound is passionate, captivating, intelligent, diverse, genuine, fresh, and he truly ‘feels' it. It's no wonder why his thriving Twin Cities music scene affectionately refers to him as “the feelin”. With 5 studio albums, national radio play, amazing reviews, many great charity & collaborative efforts under his belt (all prior to his amazing run on The Voice) Nicholas has just released a new 4-song EP on iTunes featuring his single “Say Goodbye.”  

Artist sites and sounds:   Nicholas:  www.thefeelin.com

Buy Tickets now at  http://ticketf.ly/1FRKWXh















  from Limerick, Ireland , Contagiously energetic Irish Music

Wed March 4 at 7:30pm
$16 adv./$18 door  seated <21 w/parent
$14 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate


Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University's Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the quintet have graduated with a musical maturity worthy of the greatest. They have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music cross the globe, with their performances gaining notoriety across four continents. Having won feverish critical plaudits for their Dónal Lunny-produced second album Transformed, the band has skyrocketed to the forefront of the traditional Irish music scene.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://goitse.ie

Peter Harper 


Singer Songwriter Brother of Ben Harper


Thu. March 5 at 7:30pm
  $10 adv./$10 door   seated <21 w/parent

The tactility of music is something that is rarely discussed, however after two decades of casting bronze, it was something that was on the forefront of Peter's mind throughout the creation of every song of his debut album. Each track, built, word by word, note by note and instrument by instrument, until the creation was something that, when played, would push the air around you in a way that would not just resonate the hair in your ears, but deep down in the soul as well.   Multi-layered and multi-faceted, like his visual art, each layer of music offers the listener a new level of depth to identify with.  Peter Harper's self-titled debut album can be found on itunes, or on his website.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.peterharper.com

Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, Miss Lonely Hearts, plus Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin










Americana, folk, rock, bluegrass, and that sweet, old country & western

Sat. March 7 at 9pm
$10 adv./$10 door  seated <21 w/parent

Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit:   Take two Americana singer-songwriters, an indie-rock veteran of a drummer, country-born bassist, and metal-bred pedal steel player, and what do you get: the rough-hewn yet driftwood-smooth; rebel-headed, but heart-of-gold sound of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. The outfit includes singer-songwriters Chris Doud and Willy Taylor, drummer Aaron Burtch, Taylor Webster on Bass and vocals, and multi-instrumentalists Matt Cordano and Chandler Pratt. Likened to anything from Old Crow Medicine Show and The Avett Bros. to Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Wills and even Neil Young (depending on which live set you happen to catch) they most often defy categorization, usually settling for some hybrid of Americana, folk, rock, bluegrass, and that sweet, old country & western.

Miss Lonely Hearts: It's a misnomer to say that the boys in Miss Lonely Hearts have their fingers on the pulse of the Nor Cal country music scene, rather, they've been its lifeblood since the release of their sophomore effort, “Crying Bottle Blues” in 2012.  With their hard driving honky-tonk sound, MLH has packed bar rooms and dance halls all up and down the West Coast, and opened for nationally touring acts like The Devil Makes Three, Eileen Jewel, and Brothers Comatose. The infectious rhythms supplied by drummer Patrick O'Connor and bassist Mischa Gasch are complimented by an ensemble cast of lead players, including guitarist Sean Carscadden, fiddle player Josh Rabie (Water Tower Boys), and country hall of fame inductee Patti Maxine. Every song is set to an unavoidably danceable tempo and intended to drive a crowd to a fever pitch.

Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin: Hailing from the hills of Grass Valley, California, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin is a band consisting of siblings rich in sweet harmonies, tasteful songwriting, and a style all their own, ages ranging from 20 to 13.  The siblings has been playing music since 2004, starting out with their family band, Anderson Family Bluegrass. The family band performed regionally and across the US at many well known festivals (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Wintergrass, International Bluegrass Music Awards, and more). In 2012, Paige formed Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.misslonelyheartsband.com and http://thefearlesskin.com


Stevie Coyle, Carol McComb & Kathleen Larisch, Shamrocks & Poison Oak, Shelley Phillips & Michael Glick,
The Community
Music School Band



1:30 Matinee Cheetah Benefit Concert


Sun. March 8 at 1:30pm
$20 adv./$25 door   seated <21 w/parent

Cheetah Conservation Fund is the world's leading organization dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Founded by Dr. Laurie Marker in 1990, CCF has created a set of integrated programs aimed at addressing the principle threats to the cheetah.

Stevie Coyle:   Fingerstyle guitarist, singer, songwriter formerly of The Waybacks previously hit the road for 3 years with The Royal Lichtenstein Circus, doing comedy, magic, wire-walking, sword-swallowing, unicycling, juggling & rola-bola and working with dogs, cats, birds, bears, monkeys, horses and even house-cats. He and  Roy Zimmerman have worked closely in several collaborations over the past 25 years, including folk tribute / parody band The Foremen.

Carol McComb & Kathleen Larisch: Kathy & Carol's unique sense of harmony is remarkable for its use of shifting intervals, haunting dissonances, counterpoint, and unisons. Their a cappella songs send shivers down the spine. Carol's original songs have timeless appeal. Their renditions of Carter Family songs are unique, yet they have a ring of authenticity b ecause Kathy & Carol have deep roots in traditional American and British Isles music. Roots music is in their bones.

Shamrocks & Poison Oak : Dave McCort, Jerry McMillan, Michael Simpson and Lee Anne Welch, of Sidesaddle - Friends since high school each member has been playing all their adult lives in diverse styles and now they are joining together to celebrate their love of Celtic music with fiddles, guitar, mandolin and Irish pipes for the Play It Fast for Cheetahs concert.

Shelley Phillips & Michael Glick: Shelley has a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Shelley Phillips (folk harp, oboe and cor anglé, and native flutes) and her husband Barry (cello) are much in demand as a studio and pick-up musicians for the professional folk music crowd in America, Ireland and the UK. For this special event she is putting together a special ensemble. Michael Glick has an extensive background in both classical keyboard styles and traditional and contemporary keyboard improvisation. 

Artist sites and sounds: http://cheetah.org and www.carolmccomb.com/kathycarol.html and http://steviecoyle.com and  www.gourd.com/phillipss.html


Pierre Bensusan


French-Algerian guitarist voted "Best World Music Guitar Player " by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine

Sun. March 8 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Pierre Bensusan is a French-Algerian guitarist. His family came from Spain, Spanish Morocco and French Algeria. The genre of his acoustic guitar music is often characterized as Celtic, Folk, World music, New Age, or Chamber jazz.   If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and world musicians today. Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014). He also won the prestigious "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his album, "Près de Paris", "Best World Music Guitar Player " by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine. Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time

Artist sites and sounds:   www.pierrebensusan.com

Michael Martyn's 65 th Birthday Bash
The Rayburn Brothers plus
Michael Martyn & Good Medicine w/ Patti Maxine





Thu. March 12 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Rayburn Brothers:   “--equal parts Americana, rock, folk and country. The spirit in their music is fun, infectious and genuine — and it's delivered with a heartfelt respect to the timeless songwriters in California's rich history.”

Andy Zenczak ~ Producer, Gadgetbox Studios









Michael Martyn & Good Medicine w/ Patti Maxine:  Roots Rockin' folkin' country Michael Martyin guitar and vocals, Patti Maxine-slide guitar, Carol Mayedo-violin, Keith Graves-bass, Fuzzy Oxendine-drums, Sean Woodard-guitar


Artist sites and sounds: www.rayburnbrothers.com and  www.facebook.com/michaelmartyngoodmedicine




An Electrifying 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

Sat. March 14 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Foreveland is a 14-piece tribute to one of the most amazing entertainers in the world, Mr. Michael Jackson. Based in San Francisco, the group was formed in March of 2009 to honor Michael's musical genius and legendary showmanship. With four lead vocalists, four horns and a six-piece rhythm section, the ensemble is best described as a "Remarkable and Rocking Michael Jackson Revue."  Rather than be limited by a MJ impersonator and pre-recorded backing tracks, the band's unique approach is to celebrate the larger than life performances, imagination and infectious spirit of this legendary artist. The result is a fabulous and thumping 14-piece show band that pays homage to MJ's undeniable talent and timeless dance music.  And as the band likes to say, "Don't Blame It On The Sunshine, Don't Blame It On The Moonlight, Don't Blame It On The Good Times,

Artist sites and sounds: www.foreverlandsf.com

MAMO: Jeff Peterson & Nathan Aweau
2pm Matinee







Hawaiian musicians Nathan Aweau and Jeff Peterson who celebrate their aloha for Hawaii and their heritage through music

Sun. March 15 at 2pm
$15 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Mamo is the name of the duo of accomplished Hawaiian musicians Nathan Aweau and Jeff Peterson who celebrate their aloha for Hawaii and their heritage through music.  Their repertoire spans a wide range reaching as far back as the Hawaiian Monarchy to new compositions and arrangements tat are at the cutting edge of contemporary Hawaiian Music.  The album features four original compositions by Jeff Peterson and arrangements of classic Hawaiian standards shaped by the collective influences of the broad musical backgrounds of both artists.  Jazz and contemporary music blends with the traditional slack key, Hawaiian falsetto, and traditional Hawaiian percussion instruments.  Hula standards including Noho Paipai, Ulupalakua, Pau Lililehua, Papalina Lahilahi, and Makee Ailana are given fresh new interpretations.

Artist sites and sounds: http://jeffpetersonguitar.com/site/blog-category/mamo-cd-featuring-nathan-aweau-and-jeff-peterson-is-now-available/











A hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely “Santa Cruz” and irresistibly danceable

Fri. March 20 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Extra Large, from Santa Cruz, California, is a hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely “Santa Cruz” and irresistibly danceable. Extra Large has been voted best band in Santa Cruz for many years by Santa Cruz's two weekly newspapers, “The Santa Cruz Weekly” and the “Good Times”.  In 2013, they were voted Best Band for the ninth consecutive year by the readers of the “Good Times” . Extra Large blends original material, with their own creative take on covers that compliment their style. The key is that everything they play is lively, fun, and danceable.  Extra Large is led by the dynamic front man, Russ Leal. His energy and positive vibe steal the show. One can't help but to be captured by his relentless positive and high-energy spirit. He wins over even the toughest of crowds and first timers to the Extra Large experience. Extra Larges upbeat and positive music is infectious and leaves the crowd happy and wanting more.

Artist sites and sounds: www.extra-large.net


Lovefest 2015

Elephino, Grampa's Chili, Corduroy Jim

Sat. March 21 at 8pm
  $10 adv./$12 door   Dance – ages 21 +

Elephino (Special Reunion Show featuring NIck Chargin of Corduroy Jim on keys, Brett Baily of Shady Groove on drums, Pete Novembre who played bass with Grampa's Chili, Corduroy Jim, and the nationally acclaimed Om Trio.

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

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." - Christopher Millard ?SF Examiner


Artist sites and sounds: www.grampaschili.net and www.corduroyjim.com

Oliver Rajamani -- Flamenco India


Flamenco Guitar, Orchestra, Flamenco & Indian Dancers—Dynamic Show

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

With “Flamenco India”, Rajamani enhances the Indian roots to the flamenco experience by adding new Indian rhythmic, melodic and dance concepts not found in traditional flamenco. Rajamani takes his audiences back to the original ancient roots of Roma/Gypsy genetics and music which begins in the ancient deep mystical  lands of Southern India, then migrating to Rajasthan and Spain.   Nominee of the 2014 prestigious German worldmusic award in the European Charts an Austin World Music award winner, a nominee of the 2008 USArtist Award, Rajamani has toured internationally and has recorded and performed with artists wide-ranging in style including, Willie Nelson, Gypsy Kings, Edie Brickell, L. Shanker, Eric Johnson, Glen Velez, Paravai Munniamma, Dotschy Reinhardt from the Django Reinhardt family as well as performing for flamenco legend Paco de Lucia and South Indian folk legend Dr. Vijailakhsmi NavaneedhaKrishnan. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.oliverrajamani.com


Chris Webster & Nina Gerber


With astonishing power and passion, Chris'  voice reaches magical heights and Nina is a guitarist extraordinaire

Sun. April 19 at 7pm
 $17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Chris Webster: A career that began nearly two decades ago as a teen-aged lead singer for one of California's best know regional acts (Mumbo Gumbo), Chris Webster boasts a successful resume highlighted by four solo releases (Drive, Now Playing, Something in the Water, My Name is Christine) and one amazing traditional Bluegrass/Americana recording (The Webster's "10,000 Miles) with her sister Cassie and renowned guitarist Scott Nygaard. More importantly, she brings a pedigree rivaled by few. With astonishing power and passion, her voice reaches magical heights, yet effortlessly turns on a dime to deliver gut wrenching torch songs and gentle ballads. Combining elegance and grace with a foot-shuffling manner, Webster has a purity and beauty about her that is seldom seen and never forgotten.

Nina Gerber: Guitarist extraordinaire. After carving a career out of what some might call the shadows, guitarist Nina Gerber is at last beginning to dare the light. Her first album as a leader, ‘Not Before Noon' follows two decades which brought her to prominence without ever placing her name on the front of an album cover. Since her accompaniment of Kate Wolf first earned her recognition, her acute skills as performer, producer and arranger have continued to deepen. Nina has a unique ability to completely free herself within an eclectic range of styles. Presented with folk, country, bluegrass, rock, or blues, she is able to fall into leads which have rare reverence for the true feeling of a song, always emphasizing taste over technical display.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.sonicbids.com/ChrisWebsterNinaGerber

Old Blind Dogs



From Scotland: Dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle and stirring pipes fuel the music and ignite the Celtic night 

Tue. May 12 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$22 door  seated <21 w/parent
$18 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate


Since forming in the early 1990's, Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotlands roots revival. The band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes. Dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle and stirring pipes fuel the delicately-phrased melodies and traditional songs.  "The Old Blind Dogs play with a compelling energy and intoxicating rhythm," says The Scotsman, "as players and audience seem to share a wild ecstasy of emotion." Sixteen years is a long time in the life of any band and most who reach that milestone are content to rest on the tried and true formulas that have worked in the past. Not so for Scotlands Old Blind Dogs whose newly released Four on the Floor takes them bravely in many new directions.

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


Houston Jones 7pm Concert










"A confluence of sublime talent." - San Francisco Chronicle.  Welcome to a world of musical virtuosity and storytelling. 

Sun. May 17 at 7pm
$17 adv./$20 door   seated <21 w/parent


Houston Jones invites you into a world of musical virtuosity and storytelling ranging from the myths of ancient Greece to the red dirt back roads of Waskom Texas.  The acoustic heart of the band beats with the passion of five lifetimes lived in a musical landscape of revival tents to Irish pubs, New Orleans to the Great Plains to Motown, a church in Cape Cod to a punk club in Berkeley.This explosive, wide-ranging performance will touch your heart and get your feet moving of their own volition. The Bay Area based high-octane Americana quintet performs a repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel. 

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


Freddie Steady Krc plus Peter & Arwen Lewis 2pm Matinee


Sun. June 7  at 2pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent


Freddie Steady Krc: Austin Music Awards Hall-of-Famer Freddie Steady Krc (rhymes with search) comes by his name honestly. This singer / songwriter / guitarist / drummer / renaissance Texan has plied his musical wares all over the world and is a  charismatic live performer. His first love was rock and roll, which had first found its way into his native Southeast Texas by way of the Beatles. He has played in the bands of the Sir Douglas Quintet , the 13th Floor Elevators , B. W. Stevenson and Jerry Jeff Walker . Freddie Steady has went on to pave his own original path through the Austin scene.

Peter Lewis Of Moby Grape & daughter Arwen: Peter Lewis is the son of legendary Hollywood star Loretta Young and ended up being a founding member of Moby Grape - one of the greatest American bands of all time. Moby Grape released their debut album in 1967 and it's still one of the most revered rock albums ever. In 1993 Peter released his first solo album "Peter Lewis".  Rolling Stone gave the album their maximum of five stars.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://freddiesteadykrc.com and https://myspace.com/mobygrapespeterlewis


Tom Russell













CD release for “The Rose of Roscrae" -- The legend returns rarely these days, don't miss the show

Wed. June 17 at 7:30pm
$25 adv./$30 door seated <21 w/parent

Tom Russell songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, among others. No less than Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the legendary poet, has said that he shares “a great affinity with Tom Russell's songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America.”  Tom Russell has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times in the last few years, and his songs have appeared in a dozen movies and television series including: The new Monte Hellman movie The Road To Nowhere, Tremors, Songcatcher and Northern Exposure.  

Artist sites and sounds:    www.tomrussell.com

Choro das 3 7PM concert












A Family based Brazilian Music Group that has played to millions of people including presidents, governors and soccer stadiums crowds in Brazil

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

Choro das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental group of three sisters and their father that have played for millions of people, including Brazil's Presidents, Governors and Ministers, TV and Radio Shows, Soccer Stadiums, plus concerts in Europe and the United States. Corina plays flute and piccolo. Lia plays 7-string guitar. Elisa plays mandolin, banjo, clarinet and piano. Their father, Eduardo, plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine). The music they play is called Choro which is a form of urban jazz native to Brazil that shares a similar feel with New Orleans jazz or ragtime or bluegrass. Choro das 3's mission is to revive the Choro tradition in Brazil, where they join several other young people in rediscovering this music, and to spread Choro around the world. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.chorodas3.com.br/#!english/cvz6


Chuck Wagon and The Wheels














It's been years since tons of KFAT airplay, Fat Fry's and rockin' O.T. Price's Music Hall.  Well, here they come rollin' back in after all these years

Sat. July 11 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Chuck Maultsby and Scott Bish formed the original CHUCK WAGON and the WHEELS in 1977 mostly as a joke (and if you've ever seen some of the band's original song titles, you'll know what is meant as a joke). A self-titled record album was released in 1978 that received just enough attention, thanks to a song titled, MY Girl Passed Out In Her Food, to inspire a second LP in 1979 titled "COUNTRY SWINGS, DISCO SUCKS" that received international attention (really!!! Thanks to a song titled, Disco Sucks) which inspired three more albums, four singles and a half dozen compilation albums, not to mention the constant interstate touring. Chuck, Scott and company,  can still be found playing moldy old cliche country and rock (crock) bar toons for the fun of it around L.A. (that's L.A. as in Lower Arizona). By the way,the song of ours, My Girl Passed Out In Her Food, is a true story (and so is Disco Sucks).

Artist sites and sounds:   www.chuckmaultsby.net


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Tom Miller: email tmm@cruzio.com
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