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Runa

 



Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new “super-groups”,

 

Wed. Jan. 18 at 7:30pm
  $20 adv./$22 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new “super-groups”, RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music, since their formation in 2008.  Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of bluegrass, flamenco, blues, jazz, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. The group has been honoured internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and an Independent Music Award for Best World/Traditional Song.  RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley of Galway on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie Estes of Kentucky on the fiddle. 

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

Andy Fuhrman & Friends  plus  Cruz Control

Andy with Harpin Jonny, Patti Maxine, Dan Frechette, Jerry Whitney, Jimmy Norris and Cruz Control




Thu. Jan. 19 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

An evening of KPIG inspired Country Classics and Country Folk Tunes

Thu. Jan. 19 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent

Andy Fuhrman & Friends: Taking KPIG Radio DJ Sleepy John's advice “You guys are great, a fun band with a great choice of songs and it really sounds good. I think this guy should be playing around town more", Andy Fuhrman brings together a powerhouse of iconic local musicians with his wonderful set of original tunes and covers to Don Quixote's for the first time. Before moving to Santa Cruz in 1971, Andy Fuhrman grew up on the streets of Brooklyn singing acapella doo-wop tunes. Since moving to town, he's developed a love for singing classic country tunes from artists such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Larry Hosford, John Prine, Guy Clark and Jerry Jeff Walker as well as country-folk artists Townes van Zandt, Gram Parsons and Tom Waits – mixed in with some Ray Charles and Van Morrison. This show brings together Andy's dream team of Harpin Jonny Troutner (Harmonica with Larry Hosford band), Patti Maxine (Steel Guitar), Dan Frechette (Lead Guitar), Jimmy Norris (Drums) and Jerry Whitney (Bass). Performing throughout Santa Cruz as a solo act and with a full band since 2009, Andy has begun playing in the western states and is planning a solo tour throughout the United States in 2017. Catch him while you can.

Cruz Control got together 5 years ago at a Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz meeting. Since then, they have blossomed into Santa Cruz's most requested trio. With Stan Parola on lead guitar, ukulele, vocals & harmonica, Gary (aka Sweet Pea) Cunningham plays bass, ukulele & backup vocals and rounding out the trio is Vince Tuzzi performing lead vocals, playing rhythm guitar and ukulele. For this concert the impeccable steel guitar playing of Ms. Patti Maxine will be sittin' in with them. Cruz Control's songs range from covers of Neil Young, Guy Clark, John Prine, Beatles, Jerry Jeff Walker, Traveling Wilbury's, Roy Orbison, Eric Clapton and the Eagles just to name a few. This is will be the bands fifth time to play Don Quixote's and they've always left the audience asking for more. All four are seasoned musicians with nothing but crowd-pleasing sounds to each concert they perform. This is one you do not want to miss.

Artist sites and sounds: www.andyfuhrman.com and Cruz Control  www.facebook.com/Cruz-Control-166542066831264/?ref=bookmarks


The Messiahs plus Tsunami Band



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

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

 

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

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

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

Greg Kihn Unplugged plus Jules



Greg, who helped write the book on revolutionary west coast rock and roll, plays with Robert Berry

Sat. Jan. 21 at 8pm
$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

Greg Kihn : NBC called Greg Kihn “Rock's True Renaissance Man.”  His career stretches from the dawn of punk and indie rock to the discos of the 80's to the glory days of MTV.  As a pioneer with the legendary Beserkley Records, he helped write the book on revolutionary west coast rock and roll.  He's toured the world, had hit records, appeared on Saturday Night Live and American Bandstand, opened for the Rolling Stones, jammed with Bruce Springsteen, won the ASCAP and Midem Awards for his worldwide #1 hit JEOPARDY and THE BREAKUP SONG, was parodied by Weird Al Yankovic, lived the rockstar lifestyle to the hilt, won and lost several fortunes, and lived to tell about it. Greg is joined by guitarist and vocalist Robert Berry best known for his work with Hush, 3 (Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer of Emerson Lake & Palmer), Ambrosia, Alliance, and Los Tres Gusanos

Jules is poised to garner attention with the release of her debut solo album “Stories Never Told”.  The album is produced and engineered by Robert Berry (Emerson Lake & Palmer, Ambrosia, Greg Kihn). 

Artist sites and sounds:  http://gregkihn.com and www.julessong.com

 

Basket Case Magazine Issue #3
Release Party
2pm Matinee   

featuring The Roadside Bombs, Hayride To Hell  plus Ground Score



Rock, Rockabilly and Punk Dance Party Celebration

Sun. Jan. 22 at 2pm
$7 adv./$7 door  $7 adv./$7  door
Dance – ages 21 +

Basket Case is a magazine based out of Santa Cruz, CA. We proudly feature a fresh point of view on what goes on behind the scene of today's motorcycle culture. It's not all about baggers, fat tire “choppers” and the same events that have been around for ages. We shine the spotlight on the most talented builders and fabricators. We give today's most progressive photographers a platform. Issue number three is full of flavor and what better way to kick it off than with three of Northern California's best bands.

Roadside Bombs bring the classic NOMA rock and roll with a street edge and firing vocals reminiscent of California heroes the Swinging Utters and Stiff Little Fingers.  They hail from Sonoma County.

Hayride To Hell: Local Santa Cruz rockabilly mixed with the horrific vocals of Craig Hart and the screechin' guitars of John Long and Mark “Bill” Canepa with Joey Myers drummin' up trouble. These guys are sure to fire it up!

Ground Score: New up and coming Santa Cruz punk rock, Ground Score. Ripping guitar solos and bass lines. Influences are Black Flag, Youth Brigade, Smut Peddlers and GG Allin.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.basketcasemagzine.bigcartel.com   and   www.facebook.com/RoadsideBombs123/    and  www.hayridetohell.com


Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

 



Steve Martin referred to the Night Drivers as “---some of the best players in bluegrass! Chris Jones' voice is there with the great masters.”

Thu. Jan. 26 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./ $15 door   seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Whether it's in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today, and they're delivering it with a unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and broad humor that's won the loyalty of a growing number of fans across the country, from Merlefest in North Carolina to California's Huck Finn Jubilee, and around the world. Steve Martin referred to the Night Drivers as “---some of the best players in bluegrass! Chris Jones' voice is there with the great masters.” Americana artist Jim Lauderdale said of Chris, “He continues to have one of the most distinctive and best voices in music, period.”

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

Tempest

 



A hybrid of high-energy Celtic Rock with flavors of Scandinavia, India, African and Arabic countries

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

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a hybrid of high-energy Celtic Rock. But as the band has matured throughout the years, their music has morphed stylistically. World Music has seeped into Tempest's over all sound because the band members are drawn to traditional and ethnic music from around the globe. There has been a natural progression towards coloring Tempest's music with elements from Scandinavia, India, African and Arabic countries. Middle Eastern flavors, traditional Irish and Scottish Medleys mingle with Robert Burns poems, Norwegian lyrics and heavy rock instrumentals on Tempest's finest record to date.  Lief Sorbye, the founder of Tempest, has introduced unusual instruments into their own blend of world folk music. Keeping the spirits of the audience and the band uplifted through energetic and entertaining performances that span the spectrum from Celtic and Folk Festivals to Rock Clubs has always been the ultimate goal for Tempest.  

Artist sites and sounds:   www.tempestmusic.com

House of Floyd Dazzling Pink Floyd Tribute

 



Sat. Jan. 28 at 8pm
$17 adv./ $20 door seated <21 w/parent

The S.F. Bay Area's HOUSE OF FLOYD performs the music of Pink Floyd, and has gained a strong following for their unique ability to enthuse both the hard-core fans of the early adventurous Floyd and those who enjoy the songs and sound-scapes that later brought them widespread appeal. They capture the essence of each of the various Pink Floyd eras from the formative Syd Barrett days, through the 70's and the final post-Waters era.   House of Floyd is a 7-piece band that includes 2 bookend multi-instrumentalists that double on saxophone, keyboards and guitar, and 2 excellent female background vocalists.  The set lists on any given night might be from an actual Pink Floyd concert, or a custom HOUSE OF FLOYD mix.

Artist site and sounds:   www.houseoffloyd.com

Catfish Keith   2pm Matinee

 



Blues Hall of Fame Inductee and 2 time W.C Handy Blues Award Winner – Country Blues Showman

Sun. Jan. 29 at 2pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Cutting-edge blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish's innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over. He has reinvented the guitar with great power and artistry, and brings a rare beauty and vitality to his music. Handing down the tradition, Catfish continues his lifelong journey as one of the brightest lights in acoustic blues and roots music.   

Artist site and sounds: www.catfishkeith.com

Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble with Paul McCandless 7pm Concert

 

 



Indo Latin Jazz Live in Concert:  A CD Release Celebration.  The tempos of Brazil, Cuba, India and Spain

Sun. Jan 29 at 7pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Featuring Mariah Parker (composer, pianist, santurist), Grammy-winning woodwind virtuoso Paul McCandless (reeds and horns), Ancient Future bandleader Matthew Montfort (guitar), Ian Dogole (percussion) and Kash Killion (bass, cello). 

This concert celebrates the release of “Indo Latin Jazz: Live in Concert,” a recording project drawn from concerts at Yoshi's, Freight & Salvage, the Throckmorton Theatre, and TRI Studios. “Parker wrote the eight instrumental compositions on this exquisite collection of pieces that fuse Latin rhythms with influences from South America and India with a dash of straight-up American jazz. It's an intoxicating blend of East and West performed by musicians of astounding virtuosity. Like all the best jazz bands, this group is as disciplined as it is innovative, stopping on a dime when the composition calls for it and soaring into gorgeous landscapes of free association the next moment that are as pleasing as they are adventurous.” — Marin Independent Journal

Paul McCandless  has brought a soaring lyricism to his playing and composing that has been integral to the ensemble sound of two seminal world music bands, the original Paul Winter Consort and the relentlessly innovative quartet, Oregon. A gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer, McCandless has specialized in an unusually broad palette of both single and double reed instruments that reflect his grounding in both classical and jazz disciplines. 

Matthew Montfort  is the leader of Ancient Future, and pioneer of the scalloped fretboard guitar (an instrument combining qualities of the South Indian vina and the steel string guitar). His virtuoso playing earned him inclusion in the 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists list at DigitalDreamDoor.com

Ian Dogole  has articulated his vision of Global Fusion Music as a multipercussionist, bandleader and composer whose collaborations include Ancient Future and Hamza el Din

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

Christie Lenée plus Heather Mae

 



Her unique guitar work is compared to Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell meets Dave Matthews –and what a voice!

Tue. Jan. 31 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Christie Lenée's unique guitar work is often compared to Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell meets Dave Matthews, delivering profound instrumental compositions with heartfelt, consciously uplifting songs. Christie Lenée's pieces have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim in Nashville, live on National Television and Radio, on stage with artists such as Tim Reynolds  (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band), Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls, and Stanley Jordan to name a few. Her most recent album "Live at the Hideaway Cafe" was one of three finalists for "Best Album of 2014" (Indie Acoustic Project Awards), including the song "Love Who You Are" nominated for a 2016 Posi Award in the category "Songs for Personal Transformation.

Heather Mae: It is rare to find an artist who startles your senses on many levels, engaging the part of your brain that makes you shake your hips, but also raise your fist in solidarity. Mae was selected as a 2016 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, as well as, a Falcon Ridge songwriting finalist. Heather Mae does just that. She is known for her musical take on touchy subjects ranging from LGBTQ discrimination, gender stereotypes, body image, and mental health issues. This is what sets Mae apart—she seeks to write music for those that need an anthem and doesn't shy away from tackling topics not often heard in pop music.

Artist sites and sounds: http://christielenee.com  and http://heathermae.net/heathermaepr

 

Bill Callahan

 



Unique combo of dispassionate delivery and dark irony and a broad swath of joy

Wed. Feb. 1 at 8pm
$22 adv./$25 door ALL STANDING ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Bill Callahan is a singer and songwriter and guitarist, who has also recorded and performed under the band name Smog. Smog's songs are often based on simple, repetitive structures, consisting of a simple progressions repeated for the duration of the entire song. His singing is characterized by his baritone voice and unemotional style of delivery. Melodically and lyrically he tends to eschew the verse-chorus approach favored by many current songwriters, preferring instead a more free-form approach relying less on melodic and lyrical repetition. Themes in Callahan's lyrics include relationships, moving horses, teenagers, bodies of water, and more recently, politics. His dispassionate delivery of lyrics and dark irony often obfuscate complex emotional and lyrical twists and turns. Despite this there is also a broad swath of joy throughout Callahan's work.

Artist sites and sounds: www.dragcity.com/artists/bill-callahan

Buy your tickets now at:  http://folkyeah.com/#/bill-callahan-felton/

André Geraissati Legendary Brazilian Guitarist

 



Legendary São Paulo Brazilian Guitarist has charmed audiences from around the world

Thu. Feb. 2 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

André's path is one of the most emblematic within Brazilian instrumental music. Although working with music since the 60s, André Geraissati became known in the mainstream at the end of the 70s, with Grupo D'Alma. From 79 to 85 he was a part of this guitar trio, which, playing its own repertoire, with strong Brazilian characteristics, charmed audiences from all the world. With Grupo D'Alma, André played in the main international jazz festivals, establishing himself as one of the great talents of Brazilian guitar. 

Artist sites and sounds: http://andregeraissati.weebly.com

Henry Kapono Presents The Songs of C&K (Cecilio & Kapono) Plus Blayne Asing



 

Celebrating the laid-back island rock of Cecilio & Kapono (C&K)

Fri. Feb. 3 at 8pm
$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

Henry Kapono Presents The Songs of C&K (Cecilio & Kapono): Celebrating the laid-back island rock of Cecilio & Kapono (C&K), the group that rocketed him to fame in the 1970s, Kapono will be joined by special guest Blayne Asing for “The Songs of C&K”. At the creative forefront of contemporary Hawaiian music throughout his career, with this tour Henry Kapono takes the audience “Back in the Day”, performing the much-loved Songs of C&K, from romantic ballads to songs of the land to island party tunes designed to “put a smile on your face and good feelings in your heart”.

Blayne Asing: Na Hoku (Hawai'I's “Grammy”) Award-winner for Most Promising Artist of 2016. On top of his versatility on guitar, ‘ukulele, vocals, and percussion, Asing is a prolific songwriter and is at work on his second CD release. In addition to his solo performances, he has appeared with such leading Hawaiian music artists as Ernie Cruz Jr., Brother Noland, Kawika Kahiapo, Mike Kaawa, Led Kaapana, and now Henry Kapono.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://henrykapono.com and www.blayneasingmusic.com

Aja Vu plays Steely Dan and Stealin'
Chicago plays Chicago

 



Sat. Feb. 4 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

Laura Love & Terry Hunt Duo
 1pm-3pm Pre Super Bowl Matinee

 



Sun. Feb. 5 at 1pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Enjoy the remarkable Laura Love show that will end before the Super Bowl and then enjoy the game on our panorama of brand new big screens in the front room

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

“(Laura Love) will shake the world.  The clincher is her live show--She's that rare artist who can slip from sensitive folk to hip-hop without skipping a beat.”  - Utne Reader.   Media, fans and record labels have struggled to define this inimitable musician's colorful style, which embraces bits of the blues, bluegrass, jazz, folk, gospel, reggae, and country.  However, Laura Love has sometimes called her music “Folk-Funk,” “Afro-Celtic,” or “Hip-Alachian.”  Regardless of how she is described, Laura has an indisputable and uncanny knack for enthralling audiences from all walks of life, from octogenarians who line up to hear straight-ahead bluegrass to the pierced-and-tattooed set to their middle-aged parents. The New York Times proclaimed, “Her music is exuberant. She conveyed the fervor of someone reaching out with an almost frenzied joy to seize the strands of a confusing life and weave them into a coherent, life-affirming vision.”  

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

Dàimh

 



Gaelic music with a modern edge and a magnificent range of expression

 

Wed. Feb. 8 at 7:30pm
$18 adv./$21 door seated <21 w/parent

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Dàimh  (pronounced Dive): Taking their name from the Gaelic word for kinship, “The Gaelic Super Group” Dàimh (pronounced dive) are based entirely in the West Highlands of Scotland. 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.

“This is a great Gaelic band and definitely worthy of the title Gaelic Super Group.” BRIGHT YOUNG FOLK

“Dàimh have carved a reputation from the bedrock of Gaelic culture-- authentic Gaelic music with a modern edge and a magnificent range of expression. This could be one of the best Scottish releases of 2014.” FOLKWORLD

Artist sites and sounds: www.daimh.net

Leftover Nelson

David Nelson Band members with Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon joining the fun performing David Nelson Band repertoire



Thu. Feb. 9 at 8pm
  $20 adv./$25 door ALL STANDING ages 21 +

Conceived of this past November as a band to have some fun while David Nelson heals his shoulder, Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon once again joins Nelson Band members Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo and Mookie Siegel, to perform songs from the David Nelson Band repertoire, as well as Vince's extensive catalog of songs.  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.nelsonband.com and http://leftoversalmon.com/site/band/

Little Feat Guitarists and Vocalists Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett plus Mark Mooney Trio

 



Fri. Feb. 10, 2017 at 8pm
$25 adv./$30 door seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Little Feat Guitarists and Vocalists Paul Paul Barrère & Fred Tackett :  Paul and Fred are guitar players. In fact they are the guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat. Now they have joined forces to form an acoustic duet that will quite frankly blow you away. Performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist. They first played together on the album ”Dixie Chicken“ some thirty-five years ago and since then have played together or individually on numerous recording sessions for Little Feat and countless others including Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Dionne Farris, and the Wallflowers, to name a few.

Mark Mooney Trio: Singer songwriter Mark Mooney, a familiar voice from KPIG radio, delivers original Americana music with his longtime musical partners Dave Roda on percussion and Chris Weinress on bass. Mark's second album, “The Beginning of Again,” was well reviewed and was featured on NPR's “Second Stage” nationally. Dave was a touring member of Jerry Garcia Band with Melvin Seals and Chris is well known in the island music scene, playing for  years with Huna Wai.

Artist sites and sounds: www.paulandfred.net and https://myspace.com/marksmooney

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Miss Lonely Hearts, HILLSTOMP,
Willy Tea Taylor



California Honky Tonk and Junkbox Blues and Songs with Brilliant Stories

Sat. Feb. 11 at 9pm
$12 adv./$12 door Dance 21+
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Miss Lonely Hearts is a five-piece (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel/ fiddle, drums, upright bass) Honky Tonk band from Santa Cruz. Please check out the website for song samples, videos, information:  www.misslonelyheartsband.com Miss Lonely Hearts recorded their 4th full length album "Lost Highway" in the spring of 2016. In 2015 the boys went on their first USA tour and played over 150 shows in the last 2 years. They frequently tour the Pacific Northwest and recently toured with "The Devil Makes Three" incl. 2 shows in Canada.

HILLSTOMP:  The Portland Oregon junkbox blues duo is infamous for digging through the dumps and forgotten backwoods of American music, recycling traditional elements into a refreshing and distinctive brand of do-it-yourself hill country blues stomp. North Mississippi trance blues, a bit of Appalachia, and a dash of punkabilly come clanging and tumbling from assorted buckets, cans and BBQ lids, all drenched in rambunctious slide guitar. Somehow it works. Despite their homemade instruments and novel approach, Hillstomp is no novelty act. Hillstomp's memorable live performances tap into a magic that cannot be rehearsed, converting outlaws and traditionalists alike from skeptics into preachers.

Willy Tea Taylor is a father, brother, and son. His remarkable ability to sing about profound subjects in a simple way makes his songs a great place to lose yourself. Much of that comes from his upbringing. Willy grew up surrounded by rolling hills and horses in the small town of Oakdale, California. Known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World” for breeding so many world champion rodeo cowboys, Oakdale is still Willy's home and the setting for many of his songs. Blackwing Music is proud to announce the release of Knuckleball Prime, the highly anticipated sophomore album from Willy Tea Taylor. Recorded in Nashville, TN, Knuckleball Prime features eleven original compositions that highlight Taylor's brilliant storytelling and heartfelt vocals.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://misslonelyheartsband.com and www.hillstomp.com and http://willyteataylor.com

Birthing Beauty – A Benefit for Full Moon Birth & Family Wellness Center ALIA, Scarlet Crow , Serpent Sanctum & Kali Quetzal, Hannah Muse   7pm Concert


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sun. Feb. 12 at 7pm
$20 adv./$25 door  ALL STANDING ages 21 +

ALIA is a San Francisco-based Producer, DJ, and Vocalist. True to her nickname “The Sonic Shamaness”, ALIA creates music and weaves sets that are an intoxicating, luscious blend of sacred sounds that bridge ancient frequencies

Scarlet Crow: Reweaving the forgotten tales and codes of the Great Mystery, powerhouse duo Marya Stark and Carmen Crow combine forces to bring their unique musical medicine to the stage and community. Their performance can be felt as etchings from the ashes of the new moon's fire-ceremony. These two medicine bards delve into the wounding and healing of the magical feminine, interspersed with storytelling, prayer, and future dreaming. Two voices blend angelically, carrying enchanting songs of mystic folklore and urban avalon-inspired prose.

Serpent Sanctum featuring Kali Quetzal :  Incorporating traditional devotional technique with mythological and archetypal symbolism, the dancers shimmy, sway, and strut with sacred sensuality; a visual reminder of the Serpent's powerful symbolism of transformation, fertility, and healing.

Hannah Muse : Ever since yoga found her, Hannah's heart has been bursting open and spilling over with love.  She feels so blessed to live the life of a yogini and is honored to share it with you.

Full Moon Birth & Family Wellness Center : Nourishing individuals, families, and our community.  It takes a village to support a family, and in our world the village is often lost. We strive to create a compassionate circle of support that can help new mothers thrive. By providing holistic midwifery care, waterbirth, doulas, chiropractic, massage therapy, childbirth education, birth photography, acupuncture, counseling, support groups and more; Full Moon is the one place your family can rely on for continuous, comprehensive and individualized care during the most potent time of your life.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.aliasounds.com and   www.scarletcrow.org and http://serpentsanctum.com/serpents/ and http://hannahmuseyoga.com and   www.fullmoonbirthing.com

Charmas Valentine's Rebellion

 



Celtic Band Charmas perform hilarious love ballads, rich in vocal harmonies, often beautiful, and occasionally outrageous

Tue. Feb. 14 at 7:30p
$12 adv./$16 door seated <21 w/parent

Join Celtic band Charmas, with special guest Jeremy Friedenthal, for this 3rd annual comedy singalong. Jeremy and Charmas' lead vocalist Aaron Clegg share a long history of singing sailor songs at drop-in chantey-sings in San Francisco and on the East Coast. For the Valentine's Rebellion, they are performing a special selection of dark, indecent and hilarious love ballads, rich in vocal harmonies, often beautiful, and occasionally outrageous. Song instrumentation includes flute, fiddle, guitar, drums, and Great Highland Bagpipes. Bring your own limerick (or compose one at the show), to help the audience compose this year's traditional Limerick Song. 


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

Kan Wakan

 



Ornate and enveloping amalgam of moody, hypnotic-soul, post rock, electronica and noir jazz

Wed. Feb. 15 at 8pm
$16 adv./$16 door ALL STANDING ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Kan Wakan arrive with a striking breadth of vision that immediately places them among modern pop's most beguiling and inventive new artists. The Los Angeles-based group's extraordinary debut LP “Moving On” introduced their ornate and enveloping amalgam of moody, hypnotic-soul, post rock, electronica and noir jazz, all reshaped and rearranged to create something both startlingly original and utterly contemporary. This darkly sensual and cinematic quality was championed by the ever-influential public radio stations, KCRW, WFUV and BBC Radio 6. Kan Wakan emerged in early 2012, the musical brainchild of composer/producer Bulgarian-born musician Crooked Waters who was recently named in LA Weekly's '10 Best Songwriters in Los Angeles'.   

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

The Killer Queens - All Girl Tribute to Queen
Rebel Rebel - Tribute to David Bowie

 



Fri. Feb. 17 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Killer Queens : The world's only all-female tribute to Queen, The Killer Queens evoke all the glam, sparkle, power, and soaring melodies of Freddie, Brian, John, Roger, and Spike (Queen's unofficial 5th member) performing onstage in the '70s and '80s, while at the height of their musical and commercial dominance. The Killer Queens became a rocking, 5-part harmony singing reality with Nina Noir (Frederica Mercury), Lindy Day (Brianna May), Diana Rey (Joan Deacon), Nichole Boaz (Spike Edna), and Karla Downey (Regina Taylor). It's not an easy task bringing the work of true musical pioneers and one of the most charismatic rock singers in history to life, but The Killer Queens have committed every fiber of their technique and talent to conjuring a thrilling tribute to the Queen legacy.

Rebel Rebel: There are few artists as unique as David Bowie. Every single album served as a reinvention or himself, as well as an innovation of musical creation and execution. Not to be outdone by his own recordings, Bowie also takes his material and reinvents it again depending on what he was doing musically in any given decade. For example, "Fame" morphed from the disco seventies to the big, layered sound of the eighties to the industrial noise of the nineties. How does one even begin to pay musical tribute to an ever-changing artist? San Francisco-based Rebel Rebel seek to tackle such a task with their own brand of fearless experimentation and reckless abandon. With Rebel Rebel, the emphasis is on adventure and feeling over simply recreating a song.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.thekillerqueensrock.com and http://rebelrebelband.com

GAMMA featuring Davey Pattison
plus The Golden RAGE of Television featuring Pat McCormack

 



Davey's voice is powerful and instantly recognizable .  GAMMA was founded by Ronnie Montrose and Davey in 1979. GAMMA rocks. 

Sat. Feb. 18 at 8pm
$20 adv./$23 door Dance – ages 21 +

Davey Pattison has toured the world as the voice of some of rock music's most renowned acts. From Gamma to Robin Trower to Michael Schenker; Davey's voice is powerful and instantly recognizable. "Surely now Pattison must be considered one of the world's top ten best singers." (Kerrang Magazine). Davey was invited to the United States from his native Scotland in 1979 by the late Bill Graham to front the band "GAMMA" then being put together by guitarist Ronnie Montrose - "I'd given up all hope of finding a quality singer for GAMMA until I heard Davey Pattison." (Montrose quoted in the Detroit News).  Davey arrived with a notebook full of Iyrics and began co-writing the GAMMA hits, "Thunder & Lightning", "No Tears" and "Razor King" for the band's first album. Two more albums followed and Davey again co-wrote, most notably, the now classic GAMMA song "Voyager". Major stadium and arena concerts followed as GAMMA was paired with major rock acts like AC/DC, Santana, ZZ Top, Journey, Toto and Foreigner. Davey Pattison and GAMMA had entered the world of big time Rock and Roll.  Artist sites and sounds:    www.daveypattison.com

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

Artist sites and sounds:    www.daveypattison.com

California Beach Boys  2pm Matinee

 



Great music, Great fun and Good Vibrations--All the Beach Boys hits!

Sun. Feb. 19 at 2pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The California Beach Boys accurately create the fabulous music of the Beach Boys with authentic instruments, outfits and those famous harmonies.  Come experience Beach Boys music just like you remember it, in a live music concert! Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys Tribute influences come from growing up in the 60's and actually playing on stage with the Surf Legends such as: The Ventures, Surfaris, The Sunrays, and The Rivieras to mention a few.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.californiabeachboys.com

Moon Duo

 



The highest apex of psychedelia inducing a prolonged consciousness shift

Wed. Feb. 22 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents 

The highest apex of psychedelia, be it art, music, drugs or literature, is to induce a prolonged consciousness shift that affects the consumer far beyond the time they were privy to the act. Moon Duo's third full-length LP, 'Shadow of the Sun,' was written entirely during one of these evolving phases -- a rare and uneasy rest period, devoid of the constant adrenaline of performing live and the stimulation of traveling through endless moving landscapes. This offered Moon Duo a new space to reflect on all of these previous experiences and cradle them while cultivating the album in the unfamiliar environment of a new dwelling; a dark Portland basement. It was from this stir-crazy fire that 'Shadow of the Sun' was forged.

Artist sites and sounds: http://moonduo.org

Mustache Harbor 

 



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

Fri. Feb. 24 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

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

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

Spirit of '76

Spirit of '76 is Matt Hartle's own Grateful Dead & JGB tributes.

 



 

Sat. Feb. 25 at 8:30 pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Spirit of '76  is Matt Hartle's own Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia Band (JGB) tribute project. The band bills itself as either a JGB line-up or as a Grateful Dead line-up. Hartle scours the Grateful Dead music scene, putting together the finest combinations of Dead-musicians out there. Those who have seen either line-up know that when Spirit of '76 hits the stage, energy flows in waves, always fresh, new, and full of excitement about what is yet to come. Focusing on the late 1970's era of Jerry Garcia's work, Spirit of '76 often plays specific show set lists, although just as often they will create their own. Joining the band regularly are Amy Berry, Sunshine Becker, Matt Hartle, Jerry Brown, Steve Sofranko, Roger Sideman, Jeff Faust, Burt Lewis, Jimmy Hubbard, Paul Garcia, Mark Corsolini, Bret Bailey, Michael Owens. Special guests have included Melvin Seals and Tammi Brown. 

Artist sites and sounds:  http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76


Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis 2pm Matinee

 



Lionel Hampton is one of the most extraordinary musicians of the 20th century--his band members continue the legacy with Jason Marsalis of the famed Marsalis Jazz Family on Vibes

Sun. Feb.  26 at 2pm
$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

• The Band is comprised mainly of musicians who played with Lionel Hampton himself. The Lionel Hampton Estate, eager to have the Big Band reactivate, granted permission in March of 2015 to launch the Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis, with Christian Fabian, Cleave Guyton Jr and Lance Bryant as co---leaders.

• Jason Marsalis is from the Marsalis Jazz family (Ellis, Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo)

• Leaders of the Band are: Cleave Guyton Jr Lance Bryant and Christian Fabian .

All the Band Leaders played with Lionel Hampton; Lance was the Lionel Hampton Orchestra Musical Director and Principal Arranger, Cleave was the last Musical Director of the Band, and Christian remains the Bass Chair of the last Big Band led by Lionel Hampton.   

Artist sites and sounds: see video at   http://www.christianfabian.com/LHBB.html

Roy Zimmerman 7pm concert

 



Very funny songs from one of the world's great political commentators

Sun. Feb.  26 at 7pm
$18 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

PESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Roy Zimmerman : “Without a doubt, Roy Zimmerman is among the most important political commentators of the last few decades, and in the end, it's the music that unites and disarms. With music this good and humor this insightful, there is good reason to be optimistic.”— No Depression magazine. What can one person do about racism, gun violence, climate change, income inequality, bigotry, ignorance, war and greed? “Write funny songs,” says Roy Zimmerman. Over twenty years on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. His YouTube videos have garnered over seven million views, and he's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.royzimmerman.com

Temples Desert Daze Caravan US Tour 2017
Temples, Night Beats, Deap Valley, Froth, JJUUJJUU

 



Tue. Feb. 28 at 7pm $25 adv./$25 door  
ALL STANDING ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Temples are an English rock band formed in Kettering in 2012 by singer and guitarist James Edward Bagshaw and bassist Thomas Edward James Walmsley playing song crafted psychedelic rock & neo-psychedelia

Night Beats are a psychedelic/garage rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington.

Deap Valley are Lindsey Troy and of Julie Edwards. They opened for Red Hot Chili Peppers in Europe 2016.  Think White Stripe meets Led Zeppelin .

Froth:   dreamy neo-psychedelic rock

JJUUJJUU: Harnessing an unspoken energy, the duo have exponentially blossomed from a sonic experiment to a forceful, telepathic dialogue of distinct-but-aligned vibrations.

Light Show Visuals By Mad Alchemy

Artist sites and sounds: www.templestheband.com and www.thenightbeats.us/home and   www.deapvally.com and  www.facebook.com/frothla/ and www.facebook.com/jjuujjuuband/

Buy your tickets now at http://folkyeah.com/#/ddtfelton2017/

Adrian Legg

 



“There are guitarists, there are axe-wielding maniacs, and then there are wizards. Adrian Legg is one of the wizards.” Philadelphia Enquirer.

Wed. March 1 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

British electro-acoustic super guitarist and entertainer. Described by Audio magazine as a "kind of cross between Robert Fripp and Garrison Keillor," Legg is a genuine entertainer who excels at not only painting pictures if not frescoes and telling stories with music but also wittily regaling his audiences with tales from his life and travels and his cogent and often oblique yet thought provoking observations on a spectrum of topics. It's all part of his dedication to making his performances a full-blooded emotional experience. “If you haven't shared a laugh with someone,” he insists, "you certainly can't share a tragedy."

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

Steve Poltz plus Willy Porter / Carmen Nickerson Duo



Stunning showmen, song crafters, players – what a double bill

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

Steve Poltz: 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. For music fans on both sides of the equator, this is a very good thing. 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 television shows. His touring schedule is ferocious, ping ponging between continents with enough frequency to earn him manic followings in scores of different accents and languages.

Willy Porter / Carmen Nickerson Duo: Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter joins forces with vocalist and Milwaukee native Carmen Nickerson to form Porter Nickerson — two unique artists, one unforgettable sound. Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. His blistering guitar playing, rich songwriting, and warm, playful performance style make him a one-man triple threat. Nickerson is an ideal match. Her vocals add lush harmonies to Porter ' s songs, making them feel both fresh and timeless. The pair collaborated on the 2013 EP Cheeseburgers and Gasoline and again on Porter ' s 2015 record Human Kindness . In 2016 the duo performed as the featured musical guests on NPR ' s A Prairie Home Companion . Porter Nickerson are excited to bring listeners the new disc, Bonfire to Ash , their first album of original co-writes   

Artist sites and sounds: http://poltz.com and http://willyporter.com

 


Birds of Chicago

 



Blending the energy of seismic, secular gospel, keen imagery, poignant song craft and infectious stage presence

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Sat. March 4 at 8pm
$18 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

“With Echoes of deep gospel in Russell's voice as she sings over a mix of electric guitar, resonant piano, and percussion---at once uplifting and a little melancholy.” – Wall Street Journal. Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Music is the good news and Real Midnight, the band's poignant new album, throbs with an urgency that feels quietly seismic.  

Birds of Chicago was born in 2012 when Nero began writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds, and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po' Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. Nero had found the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms. Russell moved from being a primary songwriter to an interpreter, and her simmering restraint is deeply refreshing to a landscape scorched by post Voice/American Idol vocal gymnastics and over- emoting. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.birdsofchicago.com

Skipper's Alley

 



Dublin-based group interpret trad Irish folk music on Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Fiddle, Whistles, Bodhrán, Banjo and more

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

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Skipper's Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on stages across three continents. With a sound described as “from unaccompanied song through to full Chieftains frenzy” (Folk World), the Dublin-based group arrange and interpret traditional Irish folk music on Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Fiddle, Whistles, Bodhrán, Banjo and more, taking influence from such early bands as Planxty, Dé Dannan and The Bothy Band. Skipper's Alley first came to prominence in the summer of 2013 after winning the Loic Raison Trophy at Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient, an award previously won by such established acts as Danú and Clannad. Since then, the group have made several high profile TV and Radio appearances (The Late Late Show, Radio One's Céilí House) and have toured in Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Denmark, India and Zambia. In November 2014, the band released their self-titled debut album to wide critical acclaim and a four star review in The Irish Times.

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

Helm, Persephone, Malia, and Belly Dance International with Helene

 


Live Music and Belly Dance Spectacular

Thurs. March 9 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Helm: Grammy-award winner Mark Bell, with Ling Shien and David 2Hawk Glazier of the band Helm are back following another international tour to play for a galaxy of dance stars in performance, and you in open-floor dancing. Ling Shien's evocative accordion, haunting flute and passionate vocals with Mark and David's percussion genius will inspire the beautiful dancers to charm the audience.

Persephone Dance Company:   American Tribal Style Belly Dance experts of the Persephone Dance Company: Shawn Ryan, Casey Cleve and Robin Ryan top the bill, along with dance musicology researcher, and entertainer Malia DeFelice.

Also featured are award-winning soloists Basinah and Sese , as well as rising stars Chelsie, Setareh, Jessica Cooper, Amber Dratz , and members of Serpent Sanctum .

Helene has been performing, teaching, and producing Belly Dance events for over 25 years and 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://www.helmmusic.com/ and  http://www.persephonedance.com/  and  http://www.bellydancer.net/  and http://www.basinahdances.com   and  http://www.bellydancebasics.com/

EXTRA LARGE

 



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

Fri. March 10 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 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 Large's upbeat and positive music is infectious and leaves the crowd happy and wanting more.

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

Eric Morrison & The Mysteries plus Puffball Dance Collective



Mysterious musical spontaneity and journeys lifting  everyone to heights of collective non-stop dancing 

Sat. March 11 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

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

The Puffball Dance Collective – Extended musical journeys crafted to lift you up.  It's a puffball dance party!  Featuring members of the  “Banana Slug String Band”, “Slugs and Roses”, the “Barrelmakers”, instrumental funk project “Velour,” Jim Lewin's “Edge of the West”, and a slew of talented local musicians, The PDC reaches into the back pocket of the great bands of the past such as Steely Dan, the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead, while at the same time creating their own sound and playing their own material.  Featuring twin guitars, organ, a rock-solid rhythm section and sweet vocal harmonies, the Puffball Dance Collective crafts musical journeys that lift everyone to heights of collective dancing puffball consciousness. 

Artist sites and sounds: http://ericmorrisonandthemysteries.com and www.reverbnation.com/puffballdancecollective

California Guitar Trio

 



25 years of super acoustic guitar explorations
of rock, jazz, classical, and world music

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

The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio's questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure. Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. In addition to dazzling musicianship and interplay, The California Guitar Trio's (CGT) shows are full of captivating stories and humor that enable concertgoers to feel like they're part of the music, not just spectators. In fact, the group's goal is to transcend their instruments, so people focus on the music first, and its considerable technical prowess a distant second. CGT's 14 albums, streamed over 53 million times on Pandora, offer diverse snapshots of the group's mercurial muse. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.cgtrio.com

St. Paddy's Party  Molly's Revenge 17 year Anniversary Celebration plus The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers

COME EARLY FOR CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER SPECIAL



Fri. March 17 at 8pm
$17 adv. /$20 door  seated <21 w/parent

 

Molly's Revenge:  They started this day March 17 sixteen years ago. What a music party it has been. Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Molly's Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China. Their arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more.

Artist sites and sounds: www.mollysrevenge.com

The Houserockers

 



Rock, blues, funk, 60's soul and R & B - the band turns every performance into a house party.

Sat. March 25 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Houserockers are a 10 piece Rock & Soul band from Los Gatos, CA that plays the greatest songs ever recorded. With a wailing 5 piece horn section and rock solid rhythm section of 2 guitars, bass, drums and keys, we bring the timeless classics to life. Recently named "Best Cover Band in the Bay Area" as winners of the KFOX Radio Last Band Standing contest, The Houserockers are one of the hardest working and in demand bands in Northern California. Known for their eclectic, high energy, set lists that brings the music of The Rolling Stones, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Springsteen, Van Morrison and much more to life. Fusing elements of rock, blues, funk, 60's soul and R & B - the band turns every performance into a house party. Rock & Soul the night away with The Houserockers!

Artist sites and sounds: www.svhouserockers.com

Mandolin Orange

 



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

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.mandolinorange.com

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

Moonalice

 



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

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

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

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


Front Country

 



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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.frontcountryband.com

Hanneke Cassel

 



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

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

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:    www.hannekecassel.com

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