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Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Band Entertains with An
Evening of Music & Song from Cape Breton

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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


PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Their latest CD, Seinn, is a powerful collaboration borne of a long-time friendship and a shared love of Celtic music. Whether it's the mesmerizing Gaelic vocals of Mary Jane, or the superb and true musicianship of Wendy on the fiddle, these ladies have been making their mark with traditional audiences worldwide for over two decades.

Mary Jane and Wendy have both been recognized internationally for their solo music careers, and Wendy has been Mary Jane's steadfast comrade in the presentation of her music for many years. It seems only natural that these two impressive talents now come together to create a true musical partnership, which will combine their musical sensibilities, their strong Celtic roots, and their colourful personalities. On Cape Breton Island, the rich heritage of the region's Highland settlers was kept alive through music, songs, and stories. It was in Nova Scotia, while visiting her grandparents throughout her youth, that Mary Jane fell in love with Scottish Gaelic traditions and song. Mary Jane & Wendy will joined by percussionist & accordionist Cathy Porter & guitarist Seph Peters. 


Artist sties and sounds: http://maryjaneandwendy.com

Cancelled Spirit Family Reunion

 


 

Thu. Oct. 2 at 9pm
$10 adv./$12 door 
Dance – ages 21 +

 

Zeppelin Live formerly HEARTBREAKER

 



Led Zeppelin Tribute

Fri. Oct. 3 at 8pm
$15 adv./$17 door D ance – ages 21 +

Zeppelin Live has been playing all over the western hemisphere since 2000, performing as far north as Anchorage Alaska, as far south as Trinidad and the Dominican Republic and as far east as Providence, Rhoad Island.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.zeppelintribute.com

Pride & Joy

 

 

 

 

 



Electrifying Motown
& Rockin' Soul

Sat. Oct. 4 at 8pm
   $15 adv./$15 door    Dance – ages 21 +

One of the most potent and polished acts in show business. Pride & Joy recreates the ensemble sounds of the Motown era with all four superb and spirited singers swapping vocal chores with equal passion and electricity. Everybody, everywhere, instantly relates to the music. During over two decades of phenomenal success, Pride & Joy has remained one of the most popular bands on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene.

They have achieved this by presenting the most timeless pop/soul music of our time in an electrifying high-style show that pulls the audience directly into the heart of their performance. "One of the cliches about the Bay Area music scene is that the region is so rich in live music that you can walk almost anytime into any small club and have a reasonable shot at seeing a truly first class act.

It would be difficult to imagine better proof of that maxim than Pride and Joy, without a doubt one of the most potent and polished acts this writer has ever encountered purely by accident. The four vocalists exchange lead chores like a relay team passing a baton and each seems continually to top the others as the sets unfold. All of Pride and Joy's tunes were re-created with equal passion and electricity in conjuring up an audio picture of the 60's era." - Billboard . "The crowd was dancing themselves into a frenzy. This is a band dedicated to perpetuating vintage rhythm and blues. Pride and Joy plays the most partyin' music ever recorded. The band's music is turning yet another generation into dancin' fools."- Michael Snyder, San Francisco Chronicle-

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

Cyril Pahinui’s Kani Pu Kolu 2pm Matinee

 

 

 

 

 



Cyril Pahinui's Kani Pu Kolu (three sounds together) skillfully combines Hawai‘i's favorite stringed instruments

Sun. Oct. 5 at 2pm
$17 adv./ $20 door seated <21 w/parent

Cyril Pahinui's Kani Pu Kolu (three sounds together) skillfully combines Hawai‘i's favorite stringed instruments ‘ukulele, ki ho‘alu (slack key) and steel guitars in these inventive compositions that redefine and expand the boundaries of Hawaiian music.

The unmatched qualities of intricate rhythms and complex pa‘ani create a superbly innovative yet vintage sound that is faithful to its traditional Hawaiian musical roots and characterizes the distinctive Pahinui style that appeals to practically everyone who hears it. Almost without comparison, Cyril Pahinui has earned a preeminent place in Hawaiian music and the first-rate musicianship, tight arrangements and hot licks in this brilliantly arranged collection showcase his expertise and confirms his impact on a new generation of Hawaiian musicians. 

Artists sites and sounds: www.cyrilpahinui.com/music/kanipukolu/

T Sisters plus Dave Holodiloff 

 

A GRAPEVYNE MUSIC RENDEZVOUS

 



Folk at heart, the T Sisters also draw heavily on elements of country, gospel, R&B, and fellow sibling bands like The Andrews Sisters and The Beach Boys

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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

T Sisters: Folk at heart, the T Sisters also draw heavily on elements of country, gospel, R&B, and fellow sibling bands like The Andrews Sisters and The Beach Boys. For Kindred Lines, produced by Laurie Lewis the T Sisters enlisted a cadre of A-List musicians like Todd Phillips, Linda Tillery and Mike Marshall. “The experience of singing in harmony sans instruments–that ability to hear and dig in to the way our voices resonate together–is particularly powerful for us.” Like the sirens of old, the harmonies of the T Sisters draw the listener ever closer, hinting at a deeper, more dangerous beauty.

Dave Holodiloff’s recent appearance on KPIG’s live music show “Please Stand By” knocked it out of the park and instantly got our attention.  David artfully, creatively, stunningly explores the acoustic frontiers of the mandolin. Dave has made a name for himself both as a performer at festivals and concert venues and as an acoustic event entertainment specialist. His dynamic musical repertoire includes Jazz Standards, Bluegrass Traditionals, Sultry Sambas, Celtic Classics, Gypsy Swing, Latin Rhythms, and much more. 

Artists sites and sounds: www.tsisters.com and www.daveholodiloff.com

John Keawe 
plus Hope Keawe & Family Hula Dancers

 

 

 

 

 

 



Grammy and multiple Na Hoku HanoHano award winning slack-key (Kiho`alu) guitarist, composer and
recording artist

Wed. Oct. 8 at 7:30pm 
$15 adv./$17 door 
seated <21 w/parent

Aloha and welcome to the official website for John Keawe, the Grammy and multiple Na Hoku HanoHano award winning slack-key (Kiho`alu) guitarist, composer and recording artist.John's music is infused with the spirit of Aloha and is reflective of many elements personal to him. John performs regularly at various locations on the Big Island as well as other venues throughout the Hawaiian islands and mainland.  In addition, he has recorded several albums, bringing Hawaiian slack-key into the homes of people from around the world.

Artists sites and sounds: www.johnkeawe.com

Brazil’s Guitar Giant ~Diego Figueiredo~

 

Brazil’s Guitar Giant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary fast rising star among the world's greatest jazz guitarists

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

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary fast rising star among the world's greatest jazz guitarists. His superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names right now. He has a very unique skills and his concert have been a great success in more than 50 contries around the world. He has already released 20 CDS, 3 DVDs and a book and he has received awards twice at the “MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL” as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. Diego Figueiredo performs one amazing concert uniting technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz.

“One of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life” - George Benson

“Diego is a unique musician” - Al Di Meola

Artists sites and sounds: www.diegofigueiredo.net

Moonalice

 

 

 



Psychedelic Roots Rockers with a sense of
adventure & exploration

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

Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration.

John Molo: Drums, Vocals (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones). Barry Sless: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz). Roger McNamee: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bass Guitar. (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers) Ann McNamee: Keyboards, Vocals (Flying Other Brothers, Ann Atomic) Pete Sears: Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals, Bass (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, original Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker). Big Steve Parish: Road Scholar, Medicine Man, Story Teller. (Grateful Dead crew for 26 years, co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band) You can watch nearly every Moonalice concert live on MoonaliceTV.  

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

First Annual Wonafest

 

 

 



Coffee Zombie Collective plus MSTPL

A benefit for the family of Mike "Wona" Warner

Sat. Oct 11 at 8pm
$30 adv./$30 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, to old-time standards, and right back through 80's and 90s hits, all with our distinctive honky tonk with a Santa Cruz twist. Our live performances light up local street corners, energize coffee shops, invigorate house parties, and make weddings the boisterous sing-alongs they should be. With our "Bluegrass meets Santa Cruz" lineup of acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, upright bass, and trumpet crowds quickly form and sing-alongs ensue.

MSTPL (pronounced “Miss Tipple”): Drawing on influences from the 1950’s to the present, MSTPL has fused their classic rock n roll roots with a deep love and sensibility for American blues, jazz and psychedelic forms to create a fresh musical tapestry which weaves groovy beats and catchy melodies delivered in a funky, jazzy, jam band format. Coined, “Groovy Jazz for the Rock Enthusiast” MSTPL is kin to modern jam band pioneers such as MMW, Phish and Gov’t Mule.

Artist sites and sounds: www.coffeezombiecollective.com and www.mstplmusic.com


Buy Tickets now at: www.wonafest.eventbrite.com

THERE WILL BE NO RESERVATIONS FOR THIS SHOW.

Socks in the Frying Pan

 

 

 

 

 



This young trad trio from Country Clare Ireland blend Irish traditional melodies with and innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish and an obvious love for live performance

Sun. Oct.  12 at 7pm
$14 adv./$16 door  seated <21 w/parent
$12 at door to Members of The Celtic Society
by way of $2 rebate

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

The band comprises two brothers, Shane and Fiachra Hayes on accordion and fiddle/banjo and accompanied by Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals. This young trad trio from Country Clare blend Irish traditional melodies with and innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish. These socks are audibly palatable! As for the inevitable question of where the name originated? This is yet to be disclosed! Having gained a fan-base from four years of gigging around the west of Ireland, this exciting group have recently started branching out and have been well received for their modern traditional style and energetic approach to music.

This, combined with an acoustic musical interplay, three-part harmony and an obvious love for live performance, compliments the traditional essence of both tune and songs in a fresh and entertaining way. Their debut CD was launched at the Ennis Trad Festival in November and was received very well with an audience exceeding the capacity of the venue. The CD itself offers a dozen lovingly crafted tracks which the lads are eager to showcase both on the album and at their musically charged gigs . Artist sites and sounds: www.socksinthefryingpan.com


McDonald meets McEuen
--Sons of Fathers

 

 

 




Dylan McDonald And The Avians plus Nathan McEuen Band
Dylan McDonald is the son of Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers
Nathan McEuen is the son of John McEuen, the string wizard of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Mon. Oct. 13 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent


Dylan McDonald And The Avians: Being the son of two very distinctive artists (5 time Grammy winner, Michael McDonald and Grammy nominated recording artist Amy Holland McDonald, Dylan McDonald is just what one would expect, a very unique artist himself with a sound all his own. Dylan’s own musical influences include many of the legendary artist of the 60’s and 70’s. Combine this with Dylan’s great vocals, outstanding writing skills, the extremely talented Avians and you have a refreshing new sound.

Dylan McDonald and the Avians’ second project “Fueled By Dreams Of The Future” on Chonin Records is now available on iTunes, iTunes UK, Amazon, Rhapsody, CD Baby and more. Their first critically acclaimed CD, “Out From The Door”, is still available on CD, Vinyl, or Download at any of the above mentioned stores.

Nathan McEuen: With more than 2,000 live shows and 15 years of touring, 6 full length albums, and over 60 songs penned, Nathan's heritage (being the son of John McEuen - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), passion for music, entertaining and performing shines through and can only best be experienced in person. With a recent performance on the Grand Ole Opry, to being a featured artist on Yahoo.com’s 'Ram Country', WSM Nashville, Woodsongs, Voice of America Radio, XM/Sirius satellite radio, Stagecoach Festival and climbing up to a #1 spot (w/ For All The Good - The McEuen Sessions) on Amazon.com’s Americana chart, Nathan McEuen is eager to share his recent experiences and new music with you. Best described as Americana, Nathan will be touring in support of his new album (Due: October 2014) which features all new music, ranging from banjo instrumentals to Singer-Songwriter to Folk Rock.
"--Beautiful Night is a song worthy of Jobim.” Steve Martin (Comedian/Musician/Actor)

“Nathan McEuen’s light is shining bright. A fine singer, guitarist and an excellent songwriter. There is hope on the horizon.” Chris Hillman of The Byrds


Artist sites and sounds: http://dylanmcdonaldandtheavians.com and www.nathanmceuen.com

Acoustic Shadows Unplugged plus Damdave & The Left Hand Band

 

Damdave’s Birthday Bash

 



Cask-fermented rock band meets dysfunctional  bluegrass, country,
blues & soul

Wed. Oct. 15 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door 
seated <21 w/parent

Acoustic Shadows Unplugged: Acoustic Shadows: Acoustic Shadows is a grungy cask-fermented rock band out of Boulder Creek. Erik Rozite - acoustic guitar/vocals, Paul Stevens - drums/vocals, Bill Shaw - bass/vocals, Zac Clow - guitar, Jim Anderson – Congos. First unplugged Acoustic Shadows show in years, since opening acoustic for The Tubes.

Damdave & The Left Hand Band will entertain you with a mix of dysfunctional  bluegrass, country, blues, soul and a healthy dose of Dam Dave originals.  Joebro on dobro / vocals, Mando Mike on mandolin / vocals, and DamDave on guitar an vocals along with special guests.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/acousticshadows  and http://damdave.brookdalebluegrass.com

 

 


Naked Bootleggers, Grant Farm,
Sugar By The Pound



This train stops at all the stations on North American roots music line,
and is not afraid to let the whistle scream with some blistering jams.

Fri. Oct. 17 at  8pm
$10 adv./$10 door D
ance – ages 21 +

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

Grant Farm is a band on a mission. Lead by National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant (Emmitt/Nershi Band), the talented four-piece is built on the foundation of love, family and the joy of music. The Grant Farm train stops at all the stations on North American roots music line, and is not afraid to let the whistle scream with some blistering jams. After several solid seasons of touring Coast-to-Coast behind their eponymous debut CD, Grant Farm (Grant Central Records, 2012) audiences everywhere are a-buzz with the Roots, Rock and Cris-Co statement that Grant Farm brings to every performance. The band released a sophomore album, Plowin’ Time, in May 2014. Former members of The Drew Emmitt Band, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Hot Soup, and Donovan Frankenreiter, these fine young players have been featured on stage with the likes of The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Dumpstaphunk, Tony Rice, Keller Williams, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and Peter Rowan.

Sugar By The Pound: Members Ali Steele (Banjo, Vocals), Cristy Aloysi~Guitar (Mandolin, Vocals), Erin Valdivia (Guitar, Vocals),  Sarah Mackessy (Bass, Vocals) play Old Time and Bluegrass.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reverbnation.com/thenakedbootleggers and http://grantfarm.net and  www.facebook.com/sugarbythepound

Piloto Y Klimax

 

 



The Hottest Band
In Havana, Cuba

Salsa Cubana, Afro Cuban Jazz, Timba

Sat.  Oct. 18th 8pm
$20 adv./$25 door  
ROOM SET UP ALL OPEN FLOOR
dance ages 21 +

PRESENTED BY LUCUMI PRODUCTIONS
AND WELCOMED BY  ZOOOK BEAT

Klimax is one of the powerful and prestigious orchestras of Cuban music which has more than a decade of experience on the stages let go a rich musical influence leaded by the virtuous Giraldo Piloto. He is really a genius to the service of Cuban music renovation, following the combination of Latin jazz with dance music.

Direct From Cuba, world renown drummer and percussionist “Giraldo Piloto Barreto”, bandleader and musical director of one of the hottest Afro Cuban Jazz Timba Salsa groups is debuting his group “Piloto y Klimax” in the USA on this tour. Piloto has toured and performed all over the world including Canada, France, Italy, UK, Lima Peru, Cali Colombia and more, where he is highly respected among drummers, percussionists, fans, and music enthusiasts, yet he has not performed in the United States.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reverbnation.com/rpk/2009924

Check out the full production video:  http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/video/2009924

 

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Incendio  7pm Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The music is fire.  The Music is a world scape of sound. The music is cinema. It is sound given shape and color. This is the music of Incendio.

Sun. Oct. 19 at 7pm
$12 adv./$15 door 
seated <21 w/parent

An exotic melody accompanies a desert caravan moving beneath a blazing sun. The sound of waves wash against a pristine South American beach. A lone flamenco guitar echoes through the cobbled streets of old Sevilla. And a lilting three quarter time rhythm conjures images of the rolling green hills of Ireland. The music is cinema. It is sound given shape and color.

This is the music of Incendio. Incendio, simply put, is instrumental world music. The primary “voice” of the band is the guitar, but to say the music of Incendio is solely guitar music would be an oversimplification. The guitar is certainly present, but other instruments such as the mandolin, bouzouki, violin, Celtic harp, piano, bass, synthesizer and various ethnic percussion instruments play a huge role in the ensemble’s sound.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.incendioband.com

Linsey Aitken & Ken Campbell

 

 

 

 

 


From Loch Lomond in Scotland, weaving
together the worlds of
Scottich Traditional, Classical,
and Contemporary Music

PRESENTED BY THE
CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Tue. Oct. 21 at 7:30pm
$14 adv./$16 door  seated <21 w/parent
$12 at door to Members of
The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

Linsey Aitken  & Ken Campbell:“Wonderful, your music truly unites people, fantastic ambassadors for Scotland, and very talented musicians.   What wonderful songs and music you've composed.”  City Days Festival, Russia.  Their Full story weaves together many threads from the worlds of Traditional, Classical,  and Contemporary Music, where historically all three genre of music were interlinked in Scotland's musical identity . Linsey Aitken -   A highly regarded cellist, pianist and vocalist encompassing many genres and styles from Classical to Traditional music. Ken Campbell -   Scottish singer/songwriter with a well established pedigree over 30 years, with five albums to date, festivals, concerts, TV and radio throughout Europe and beyond.

Peter Daldry: From the Familiar Roads of his hometown of Clydebank, Scotland to the sun kissed beaches of California Peter Daldry brings his talent and unique voice. Blessed with a strong smooth tenor voice Peter sings the only way he knows how, with power and passion and depth of feeling.

Artist sites and Sounds: www.linskenscotland.co.uk and www.peterdaldry.com

 

 

Caleb Klauder Country Band plus Joshua Lowe and the Juncos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Live muusic that sounds like it should be rolling out of a Great Depression honky-tonk

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

Caleb Klauder Country Band: If you don’t believe in reincarnation, try listening to Caleb Klauder’s music. There’s little other explanation for why a small island Washingtonian can write, play, and sing music that sounds like it should be rolling out of a Great Depression honky-tonk. Born from the heart of Portland, Oregon’s red-hot music scene, Caleb Klauder’s music continues to challenge and transform how we think about roots music in America. "Listening to Caleb Klauder’s latest recording is like entering some eternal country-swing tavern in the sky.” - Seattle Times.

Joshua Lowe and the Juncos: Switching between high-energy, foot-stomping roots music and the intimacy of the singer/songwriter sound Joshua Lowe and the Juncos embrace several American musical traditions at once: folk, blues, jazz, old-timey, and country. With a sense for both storytelling and poetics Joshua Lowe has been dubbed “his generations Woody Guthrie, a great teller of tales,” by the infamous acoustic engineer, Cookie Marenco.

Artist sites and sounds: http://calebklauder.com and  www.joshualowemusic.com


Druha Trava

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its
"Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass,
folk and rock


Thu. Oct. 23 at 7:30pm
$13 adv. / $15 door
 seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, Druha Trava is the foremost band to emerge from the flourishing Czech bluegrass scene. Its virtuoso musicians can satisfy the most hardcore fans with scorching versions of traditional bluegrass standards. But as the band´s name "Second Grass" implies, DT reaches far beyond the classic bluegrass genre for inspiration.

The band uses American roots music as a starting point for a synthesis of jazz, pop, folk and even classical motifs, transforming an iconic American idiom into a richly textured, highly personal statement. DT was formed in 1991 by the influential singer-songwriter Robert Krestan, multi-instrumentalist Lubos Malina and other veterans of the acoustic music scene that had long thrived in Czechoslovakia. Krestan´s original songs -- renowned for their enigmatic, at times provocative, lyrics -- make up most of the band´s repertoire, and they and Krestan´s raw, gritty vocals set the band apart. But DT also performs bluegrass standards and covers -- in English and Czech -- of material by songwriters ranging from Mick Jagger to American acoustic veteran Peter Rowan (with whom the group collaborated on a CD, New Freedom Bell, in 1999).  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.druhatrava.us

Marty O’Reilly and The Old Soul Orchestra with special guest Arann Harris plus Charlie Greene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra deliver an enthralling performance, which often leaves them out of breath and the stage littered with broken strings and bow hairs

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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Marty O’Reilly and The Old Soul Orchestra:    This three-man orchestra seamlessly weaves trance based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits' darker works. Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra deliver an enthralling and passionate performance, which often leaves them out of breath and the stage littered with broken strings and bow hairs. 

Arann Harris: one part summer camp and two parts American roots music, served on a bed of bacon grease and git-down

Charlie Greene: A singer/songwriter, guitar and piano player whose writing and musical influences are as diverse as his songs. From Harry Nilsson, Merle Haggard, Ornette Coleman and Burl Ives to Chopin’s Nocturnes and Charles Bukowski, his style is a unique blend that defies categorization yet commands attention with a disarming show of lyrical firepower.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.martyoreilly.com and http://charliegreenemusic.com and http://arannharris.com

 

The Daniel Castro Band with Gary Smith

 



BLUES KINGPIN’S ROCK THE HOUSE -- JOINING THE DANIEL CASTRO BAND WILL BE SPECIAL GUESTS HARMONICA LEGEND GARY SMITH AND GUITAR ACE MIKE MONGIELLO

Sat. Oct. 25 at 8pm $10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Daniel Castro Band: “He’s got that real deal feel. Daniel Castro is a great musician and entertainer.” -- Elvin Bishop“Daniel Castro is the latest and one of the greatest blues guitarists to come bursting out of the highly competitive West Coast scene. To the classic music of B.B. King, Albert King, and Albert Collins he has added the three T’staste, tone, and technique. His raw passion warms your soul while his deep groove kicks your butt on fine, fresh originals and wellchosen covers.” Dave Rubin, Guitar Player Magazine Well-known for being a dynamic performer who “leaves it all on the stage” night after night, Daniel brings crowds to their feet with his blistering solos, soulful singing, and tight arrangements. Daniel has always played with seasoned musicians, but with his newest incarnation, featuring Johnny Yu on bass and vocals and David Perper on drums and vocals, The Daniel Castro Bandraises the bar and is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Gary Smith:, "Over the past several decades, California has emerged as the harmonica blues capitol of the country. With the likes of Rod Piazza, Rick Estrin, Bill Clark, James Harmon, Mark Hummel, and Gary Smith, to name just a few, the West Coast has come to dominate the contemporary harmonica blues scene much like Chicago had in the early '50s and '60s. Not only has Gary Smith become a master of the harmonica, but he has also become a legend both locally and throughout the blues world, where record collectors covet his 1974 EP as a quintessential harp classic. "'Up The Line'.

Artist sites and sounds: http://www.danielcastro.com and www.messaround.com/album2.html

and www.westcoastblues.com/gsmith.htm and www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VKR6Bsyfxs

Sweet HayaH plus RELAPSE     2pm Matinee

 

A GRAPEVYNE MUSIC RENDEZVOUS

 

 

 

 


High Energy Soul/Rock/World Music in French, Spanish and English

                

Sun. Oct. 26 at 2pm
$10 adv./$10 door D ance – ages 21 +

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Sweet HayaH: "Poetic and fierce, enlightened and elegantly brash, San Jose's Sweet HayaH is an impassioned blend of Rock and Soul music. Bringing funky unexpected World nuances, hard-hitting rhythm and blues beats, funk, and passionate, spirited performances, Sweet HayaH is poised to take center stage as one of the Bay Area's premium independent bands in 2014, and beyond. Sweet HayaH is composed of Nehal Abuelata (lead vocals/keyboard), Devin Moreno (guitar/backup vocals), Josh Gardner (drums/backup vocals), Aaron Marquez (bass/backup vocals), and Brandon Garcia (trumpet/tambourine/ vocals).

 

RELAPSE : is a funky rock trio based out of San Jose.  The group has been together for over 10 years creating melodic and eclectic original music.  Bouncy bass lines, heavy guitar riffs, and punchy drums guide you along a harmonious musical adventure.  Phil Zigler - guitar and lead vocals, Ryan Westphal - bass and backup vocals, Zach Malosh - drums and backup vocals .

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reverbnation.com/sweethayah and  www.reverbnation.com/relapse1

 

Tish Hinojosa

 

 

 



Sun. Oct. 26  at 7:00pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS



Tish Hinojosa’s music crosses borders – between cultures, languages and musical genres. Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and latino styles, her music reflects contemporary America’s multicultural richness. Combining a vision that embraces all of these musical styles, with her characteristic warmth and a pure, soulful voice, this enchanting Texan singer-songwriter has gained a loving and loyal audience throughout America, Europe and beyond.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.mundotish.com


Party Animal Radio Comedy Night

Matt Gubser, Iris Benson, Sean Sinita,
Tommy Broome, Lucia Carol Tuman of Party Animal West Coast,
Hosted by Mikey G "The Ringmaster" of Party Animal West Coast

 



THIS IS THE THIRD SHOW OF A MONTHLY DQ COMEDY SERIES:  
Party Animal Radio Comedy Nights

Thu. Oct. 30 at 8pm 
$10 adv./$10 door 
seated – ages 21 +


Matt Gubser: Matt has performed at clubs and comedy festivals across the western US, including SF Sketchfest, the Sacramento Comedy Festival, S.H.I.T.S. and Giggles Comedy Festival, & Santa Cruz Fringe Fest.  He is part of the Ha Ha Heathens Comedy Tour and co-produces “It’s Just Two Minutes,” a monthly comedy show in San Francisco.

Iris Benson: Steve Mix says, “Warn your children about Iris Benson--before it is too late.”. Iris has performed all over the United States, making appearances at Comedy Festivals such as The Laughing Devil Comedy Festival (NY, NY), Trial by Laughter Competition (Indianapolis, IN), The She-Devil Festival (NY, NY), The She-Dot Festival (Toronto, ON) and the Cape Fear Comedy Festival (Wilmington, NC).

Plus Tommy BroomeLucia Carol Tuman of Party Animal West Coast.

Hosted by Mikey G "The Ringmaster" of Party Animal West Coast

Artist sites and sounds:  
www.mattgubser.com and www.irisbenson.com
 

HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA China Cats plus Slugs n’ Roses

 



Grateful Dead all night long and big costume contest with lots of prizes!

Fri. Oct. 31 at 8:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door
  dance ages 21 +

China Cats: This Bay Area tribute band performs the songs of the Grateful Dead with spirited jams that carry their own genuine personality while paying homage to their musical forefathers. The band is comprised of veterans of the Bay Area jam band scene who have studied the Dead's musical nuances in great detail without losing any of their own individuality. Lead guitarist Matt Hartle has worked with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals as well as Cast of Clowns, Front Street and Shady Groove. Rhythm guitarist Scott Cooper has worked with members of Galactic, Great American Taxi, David Nelson Band and many others. Bassist Rockin Roger also plays with David Gans, Stu Allen and others including bluegrass legend Frank Wakefield. The band is rounded out by veteran keyboardist Steve Sofranko (Shady Groove, Burnt Toast, Workingman's Ed) and drummer Michael Owens (surfer). 

Slugs N' Roses plays Grateful Dead music in an energetic, refreshing Santa Cruz style.  Featuring Airy Larry and Doug Dirt from the Banana Slug String Band on guitar and bass, Slugs N' Roses delivers high energy psychedelic rock with interwoven rhythms and impassioned lyrics. Guitarists Brett Packer and August West, keyboardist Dave Faulkner, and drummer Paul Garcia round out a big powerful sound that ensures a dance party every gig. That leaves most of the vocals to Michael Sammet, who emotionally delivers a beautiful but edgy spirit to the music we have come to love.

COSTUME CONTEST:  First prize $100.00 cash for Best Costume, second place wins a night on the town: dinner for two and tickets to a concert. Also show tickets or CD prizes for winners and runners up for Scariest Costume, Most Colors in a Costume, Sexiest Costume, Funniest Costume and best Grateful Dead related costume.

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


Antsy McClain & Friends

 

 

 

 



His live shows touch upon Country, Rockabilly, Jazz, Swing, and Pop culture references with
heart-felt ballads
and humorous tales

Sat. Nov. 1 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door 
seated <21 w/parent

Singer, songwriter, humorist and small town
philosopher Antsy McClain writes what he knows:
The good life.

Staging his live shows from a small, fictitious trailer park called Pine View Heights (patterned after his own childhood surroundings and experiences), McClain is free from an over-abundance of material things and appreciates time with family and friends. Sharing his mantra of “Enjoy The Ride,” McClain has won friendship and collaboration with some of the most talented musicians in the world.

With such a wide circle of mentors like Waylon Jennings, Tommy Smothers, guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel and cowboy poet Baxter Black, it’s no wonder McClain marches to the beat of a different drum. And his influences don’t stop there. His live shows touch upon Country, Rockabilly, Jazz, Swing, and a number of Pop culture references. McClain’s poetry, heart-felt ballads and humorous tales have garnered praise from such artists as Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Lindsay Buckingham, and David Wilcox, to name a few.

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

Mele'uhane 

 

 

 

 



 2pm Matinee

Originating from Kona
on Hawaii's Big Island, Mele'uhane
 is a stunning
father and son duo

Sun. Nov. 2 at 2pm
$12 adv./$15 door
 seated <21 w/parent

Originating from Kona on Hawaii's Big Island, Mele'uhane is a stunning father and son duo (Keikilani Lindsey and Leokani Lindsey) striving to tell the untold stories of the Spirit within us all.

Bridging the language barrier with music as their medium and the Hawaiian language as their vehicle.  Blending a flair for native storytelling with the poetic beauty of the Hawaiian language, Mele'uhane captures the essence of emotion with the melody and charm of the pop music culture.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.meleuhane.com

Itchy-O   Alternative Tentacles Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



A throbbing 32-piece band of masked chaos invites you to dissolve the performer/audience divide and melt into the bedlam

Mon. Nov.  3 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door 
dance ages 21 +

A throbbing 32-piece band of masked chaos invites you to dissolve the performer/audience divide and melt into the bedlam, that is the disorienting power of itchy-O. The itchy-O Marching Band (IOMB) is a Denver-based percussion-centered electronic marching band. itchy-O brings a sophisticatedly savage sound and the sheer ecstasy of instruments untethered and running free.

With a driving drum corps battery, Taiko drummers, an arsenal of electronics including synthesizers, theremin, vocoders, and many other special devices, the IOMB completely engulfs and immerses an audience from every angle in a pounding electric bog of music, ephemera and spectacle. The masked and hive-minded IOMB is waging war on predictable mediocrity with their blind-siding-style performances which feature an artfully hazardous Chinese lion, a troupe of sensuous dancing provocateurs, fog, strobes, sequins, sweat and fury. Itchy-O has played with David Byrne and St. Vincent’s band, performed at Riot Fest with Iggy Pop, Matt & Kim, Naked Raygun, and Public Enemy.  

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


Drew Holcoumb & the Neighbors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



As heard on the TV shows: Parenthood, How I Met Your Mother, Oprah, House, Nashville, Justified, One Tree Hill

Wed. Nov. 5 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$14 door seated <21 w/parent

Since releasing their first album, 2005's Washed In Blue, Drew & The Neighbors (Ellie Holcomb, Nathan Dugger, Rich Brinsfield) have established themselves as a formidable indie act, selling more than 75,000 records, playing more than 1,500 live dates, selling-out headline shows, and touring alongside such varied acts as The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, NEEDTOBREATHE, Susan Tedeschi, North Mississippi Allstars, Marc Broussard, and more. Their songs have been used in countless television shows. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.drewholcomb.com

 

David Nelson Band
plus The Doobie Decibel System

 

 



"Catch a DNB gig and you'll hear exploratory improvisation that's as "out there" as anything the Dead ever did."

 

Thu. Nov. 6 at 7:30pm
$25 adv./$30 door
 dance ages 21 +

The David Nelson Band is Barry Sless, David Nelson, Pete Sears, Mookie Siegel and John Molo. From an article by Doug Fogel: Catch a DNB gig and you'll hear exploratory improvisation that's as "out there" as anything the Dead ever did. But you won't be seeing a cover band. "It keeps all those American forms, bluegrass, blues and a little bit of jazz," says David Gans, who opened for the DNB during their 2010 Hawaii tour and hosts the nationally syndicated Grateful Dead Hour. "They're people who listen to each other and sort of architect this music together as they go. "They're my favorite band in the universe." Bob Minkin, a photographer who's shot a wide variety of rock and roll stars for Rolling Stone, Relix, Time Magazine and other major media, says the DNB is impossible to categorize. "You've got your jazz, you've got your blues, you've got your country, and you have your acid rock, psychedelic or whatever," he says. "That's what I like about seeing the David Nelson Band. "There's such variety---it's such a satisfying experience. They're basically my favorite band to see."

The Doobie Decibel System: the duo of Moonalice frontman, Roger McNamee and Jason Crosby, Marin super multi-instrumentalist with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh who has also toured with Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton and Dave Mathews.

Artist sites and sounds: www.nelsonband.com

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The Mermen and Henry Kaiser Play Dark Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


Join us on a crazy adventure beyond the transitive nightfall of diamonds in this one-time-only special event

Sat. Nov. 8 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door D ance – ages 21 +

The Mermen , everyone's favorite psychedelic surf band joins forces with their pal, guitarist Henry Kaiser , to present a set-long version of the Grateful Dead's DARK STAR; played not to be imitative of The Dead, but driven by the unique styles and ideas of The Mermen and HK.  There will also be another set of surprising and unexpected musical covers. We can't tell you which set will be first, for that is up to the moment of the show. Join us on a crazy adventure beyond the transitive nightfall of diamonds in this one-time-only special event. 

The Mermen's style of music has been called a lot of things, surf, rock, psychedelic, ambient, psychobilly, thrash, punk, new-age...and really, it may be all of those things. Their name came from Jimi Hendrix's song "1983, A Merman I Should Turn to Be" which captures both their love of the ocean and an appreciation of great rock and roll.  The trio of Jim Thomas, Allen Whitman, and Martyn Jones first formed in 1989. They are multi-dimensional people, each with his own unique talent, but all with a love for the music. 

Guitarist Henry Kaiser has appeared on more that 250 albums in many different genres of music: rock, jazz, experimental, and world musics being the most significant. Just a few of his many collaborators: David Lindley, Richard Thompson, Herbie Hancock, Wadada Leo Smith, Terry Riley, Nels Cline, Steve Kimock, and Sonny Sharrock. Back in 1988, before there were Grateful Dead cover bands, Kaiser recorded anyone's first ever cover of Dark Star. This was released on the album THOSE WHO KNOW HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT. He later has collaborated with most all of the living members of The Grateful Dead on many different gigs and recordings. Henry's favorite band for the past couple of decades has been The Mermen. He is especially delighted to join them for this collaborative project. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.mermen.net and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Kaiser_(musician )  

http://henrykaiserguitar.com

Café Musique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



2pm Matinee 

Gypsy, Wild Classical, Tango and Folk

Sun. Nov. 9 at 2pm
$20 adv./$20 door
 seated <21 w/parent

They may hail from the central coast of California, but the members of Café Musique have at least one foot each planted deep in foreign musical soil. By merging four very different backgrounds, the quintet presents a rich mixture of styles including gypsy, tango, classical and folk.

Combining powerful vocals with soaring violin and driving accordion, the listener will be treated to an exotic and exciting sonic journey around the world. The members of Café Musique are Brynn Albanese on violin and vocals, Duane Inglish on accordion, Fred Murray on bass, and Craig Nuttycombe on guitar and vocals.

Artist sites and sounds: www.cafemusique.org

The Rock Collection 8pm Concert

 

Melvin Seals, Stu Allen, Lebo (of ALO), 
Greg Anton, Reed Mathis
 (of Tea Leaf Green)

 

 



The Rock Collection  

 Sun. Nov. 9 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door
 Dance – ages 21 +

The Rock Collection is a brand new all-star group featuring Melvin Seals (JGB), Stu Allen (JGB/Phil Lesh and Friends), Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO), Greg Anton (Zero), and Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green). Among the most accomplished performers and songwriters on the jamband circuit, these five musicians have an amazing, powerful chemistry together onstage. The band performs original songs, along with some choice cover-tunes with extended improvisation, three-part harmonies, and dynamics that range from delicate ballads to blow-the-roof-off rock and roll.

Melvin and Stu played for years together in JGB and have a unique musical connection. Lebo is a founding member of ALO and has toured with Jack Johnson, G Love, and Galactic. Master bassist Reed Mathis plays with Tea Leaf Green, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Marco Benevento and others. Greg’s played drums with Steve Kimock/Zero, John Lee Hooker, Stanley Jordan and members of the Grateful Dead. Greg also co-writes songs with Robert Hunter that The Rock Collection performs. Their new album, “Live at the Oregon Country Fair” is available now on Amazon and ITunes

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

Black Oak Arkansas plus  The Schnyde

 

 

 

 

 



 

After 43 years, Three Gold Records, One Platinum, and One Gold Single from a chestnut known as "Jim Dandy To The Rescue" these guys are back on Atlantic Records and Rocking Across the USA

Mon. Nov. 10 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$17 door D
ance – ages 21 +

Black Oak ArkansasIn the year 1963, some high school pals decided to get together to form a group because of their love of music. After 43 years, several dozen albums--three of which became gold, one of which became platinum, and one gold single from a song known as "Jim Dandy To The Rescue," which was told to them to record by none other than Elvis Presley himself (!), this group of friends still manages to stay together. (After talking to Elvis, Black Oak Arkansas was told the following week by their producer Tom Dowd and by their label president Ahmet Ertegun that these two industry giants were also about to ask BOA about recording that same tune! Ahmet himself only personally signed 5 groups to recording contracts in his long, long recording history--and Black Oak Arkansas had the honor of being number 5!) Many testimonials and awards have been presented to this band by everyone from Bill Graham, to Wolfman Jack to President Bill Clinton! With an original homespun musical flavor, Black Oak Arkansas has been presenting their music and their life to the worlds’ public now for almost half of a century, and with a still active touring and recording schedule

The Schnyde: As the story goes ~ The Schnyde has over 30 years of experience in the music industry. His style has developed giving way to put a unique spin on classic rock, injecting his own comedic style.  Consisting mostly of parodies of well-known songs by great bands such as The Doors, Moody Blues, Johnny Cash, Eagles and Alabama (to give you an idea of range).  He has played along side many greats including "King" George of Black Oak Arkansas, The Bag Lady Sue (Sue Austin), Alabama, Confederate Railroad, Naked Karate Girls, and Sixxkiller among others! 

Artist sites and sounds: 
www.blackoakarkansas.net and www.schnyde.com

The 3rdAnnual California Banjo Extravaganza

7pm Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Starring Tony Furtado, Mark Johnson and Bill Evans
With John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, Jim Nunally and Chad Manning

Sun. Nov. 16 at 7pm
$22 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent


Three very different banjo aces come together with a super picker band for the 3nd Annual California Banjo Extravaganza after playing to a rollicking roaring packed house last year.

Tony Furtado: “Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt. He has his black belt in voice, bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me.” – David Lindley “The devil will eventually want a guitar lesson from Tony Furtado--but he’ll have to wait in line like the rest of us.” - Willy porter. Tony Furtado is an indie record label’s dream artist. He has lived primarily on the road for the last two decades. He is gregarious,
engaging and entertaining, on and off stage. He’s been called a genius on banjo and slide guitar, and his own creative
interpretation-hybrid of Americana and indie folk/rock is engaging and captivating. Furtado has often been compared to Ry Cooder and Paul Simon in his latest albums as he guides his attention to detail and proclivity for traditional music into the pop framework.

Mark Johnson: Mark Johnson has revolutionized the art of clawhammer banjo by adapting its techniques and rhythms to the demands of playing in a bluegrass ensemble. He calls his banjo style Clawgrass. He won the 2012 Steve Martin Prize for excellence in banjo and bluegrass and appeared on David Letterman with Steve Martin. His second recording -- Acoustic Rising with Emory Lester, released on the Crossroads/Mt. Home Record Label -- was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in 2007 as Instrumental Album of the Year.

Bill Evans: “The banjoist has a world view shared by a precious few. It shows in the breadth of his own bluegrass playing and, especially, through his composing. Evans infuses his work with hints of jazz, classical and music of other realms, all fitting snuggly into his conception of the bluegrass sound. ” —David Royko, The Chicago Tribune
“One of the best banjo pickers on the planet.”
—Mark Wittington, San Jose Mercury

John Reischman: As one of the acoustic world’s top-ranked mandolin players and composers, veteran artist John Reischman is renowned for his exquisite taste, tone and impeccable musicianship. His mastery of the instrument is showcased today in the powerful bluegrass band John Reischman and the Jaybirds


Artist sites and sounds: www.tonyfurtado.com and www.clawgrass.com and www.billevansbanjo.com and www.johnreischman.com

Box Set Duo

 



Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls once described them as “a cross between the
Grateful Dead and The Smothers Brothers.” 

Tue. Nov. 18 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./ $20 door 
seated <21 w/parent

Jim Brunberg and Jeff Pehrson, of Box Set the band, met in a San Francisco cafe 23 years ago and almost immediately fell into a musical relationship. That connection has been responsible for 12 albums of original music, thousands upon thousands of miles on the road, a handful of awards, several ill-fated record deals and two houses built of broken B strings.

The Box Set Duo has been entertaining audiences these many years with their powerful songs, brought to life by inspired guitar interplay and vocal harmonies that warm the senses. The subject matter, as with the finest folk music, ranges from politics to relationships and everything in between, all delivered with a heart and wit that has brought rave reviews. Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls once described them as “a cross between the Grateful Dead and The Smothers Brothers.” Though Jim and Jeff have both been busy pursuing other endeavors the last few years, (Jim owns and operates his own music venue, Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon and Jeff is a member of Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s band, Furthur), Box Set Duo will engage your hearts, burst your sides and leave you with a song on your mind.

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

Baby Gramps plus Jayme Kelly Curtis
7pm Concert 

 




Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian meets Folkloric Jazz Chanteuse

Sun. Nov. 23 at 7pm
$10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent
Baby Gramps:
Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian.

"If you have never caught Baby Gramps live, this is your chance -- he's a performer with a style so distinctive you'll never forget it." He's been called "The Salvadore Dali of Folk Music".

Baby Gramps is a high energy humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays acoustic antique resonator National Steel guitars, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20's & 30's, folksongs, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing. He appeals to a wide range of audiences from folk to jamband to punk to old timey traditional and to kids of all ages. Venues he performs at vary from intimate coffeehouses and pubs, to large concert halls, theaters, and festivals across the States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.


Jayme Kelly Curtis: Jayme Kelly Curtis writes, records and performs an earthy blend of original "folkloric jazz" from her home base in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. She has independently recorded and distributed three CDs of original songs that reflect a wide-range of musical interests. Equally at home in rock, blues, folk and jazz, Curtis's songs and powerful voice have won praise from listeners, press and radio stations, as well as worldwide airplay and placements in film and television.


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

EXTRA LARGE 

 

 

 

 



Non Stop Dancing

Sat. Nov. 29 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  

WINTERDANCE CELTIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION 

 



Molly's Revenge, Christa Burch,
The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers

Thu. Dec. 4 at 7:30pm

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

"A seriously joyous, masterly musical experience."
-- Tom Clancy, Irish Music Magazine

Join Molly's Revenge, including David Brewer who will be in town for the concert, and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with the Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers for an evening of music, song, and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new from many lands, all played with a Celtic twist. You'll have an opportunity to join in and sing some of your favorite carols, and our dancing guests will surely set your toes tapping.

Born of the timeless tradition of the all-night music session, Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious on-stage enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, and song -- set against a backdrop of guitar, bouzouki, and mandola accompaniment -- guarantee an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. The new Winter Dance CD featuring music from the show will be available at the concerts. Singer and bodhrán player Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate -- and instantly recognizable. 

Artist sites and sounds:  
www.mollysrevenge.com and www.christaburch.com

Adam Miller 2pm Matinee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Folksinger, Storyteller, Autoharp Virtuoso
"One of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times."
- George Winston.


Sun. Dec. 7 at 2pm
$10 adv./$10 Door seated <21 w/parent

"One of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times."
- George Winston. One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, and song-collector, he has amassed an impressive repertoire of over 5,000 songs.

He accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively fingerpicking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. In a contemporary musical landscape peopled with singer/songwriters and their often short-lived offerings, his time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are a breath of fresh air. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages.

Artist sites and sounds: www.folksinging.org

The Bobs

 

 

 

 



7pm concert

The Bobs (prat)fall outside a cappella traditions, landing in a hot tub of humor and vocal prowes


Sun. Dec. 7 at 7:00pm
$20 adv./$20 door 
seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

A band without instruments?! The Bobs (prat)fall outside a cappella traditions, landing in a hot tub of humor and vocal prowess. What other band can headline The American Songbook series, open for Frank Zappa and The Dead, and perform for 700 million people on the Emmy Awards? Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python--Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin--J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix: Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs), that’s THE BOBS. 

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

Jim “Kimo” West Holiday Slack Key Show

with special guest Ken Emerson and enchanting Hula Dancers

 



 

 

Jim “Kimo” West is longtime guitar great for “Weird Al” Yankovic and an award winning Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist 

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

Jim “Kimo” West: Award-winning slack key guitarist, Jim “Kimo” West brings his Hawaiian Holiday Show to the Santa Cruz area for the first time. Best known as long-time guitarist for the world?s most successful musical comedy artist, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Kimo will be performing material from his two Na Hoku-nominated holiday slack key CD?s, “Ki Ho?alu Christmastime” and “Kimo?s Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas”.  

Ken Emerson: Ken plays both Hawaiian Slack Key and lap steel guitar and switches easily between them during his performance. He has developed his unique style through many musical genres. He has played his special blend of Blues/Jazz Hawaiian guitar for 40 years.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.jimkimowest.com and  www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/ken-emerson/

 

 

Foreverland 

 

 

 

 

 



 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

Pre Pre Preeeee New Years Eve Bash

Sat. Dec. 27 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 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, BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE!

Artist sites and sounds: www.foreverlandsf.com

New Years Eve Celebration The Sun Kings 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



A musically remarkable tribute to the Beatles

Wed. Dec. 31 at 9pm
 $40 adv./ $45 door 
Dance – ages 21 +

Complimentary Champagne At Midnight and Party Favors
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The Sun Kings ask one simple question: What if the Beatles had reunited in concert? For over a decade, the Sun Kings have been thrilling audiences throughout the Golden State with their uncanny channeling of the Beatles' music.

With a repertoire of over 100 songs, the Sun Kings shine with spot-on arrangements and vocal harmonies, delivered with a driving energy that recalls the earliest Beatle shows yet covers the entire history of the band. From clubs and festivals to concerts and live radio performance, the band has won over fan and skeptic alike with their obvious love of the music they play and delight in sharing it. You can expect to hear your favorite Beatles songs performed brilliantly, hits and album cuts as you've come to know and love them.  

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

Locomotive Breath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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

Fri. Jan. 2 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door 
Dance – ages 21 +

Locomotive Breath is a classic rock cover band : a tribute to an era 1967-1976 focusing on 7 Iconic bands of that period; Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, The Rolling Stones, and The Doors.

Locomotive Breath is led by local bassist Daniel Vee Lewis and joined by lead vocalist Ryder Webb, guitarist Del Smith Penny, guitarist Ted Welty, and drummer Rob Ouse, including special guest saxophonist / Flutist, Terrel Eaton. So bust out your blue jeans and tie-dyes and come rock out with this exciting new classic rock band! 

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

Dave Stamey with Annie Lydon 

 



Cowboy Entertainer 

 

Thu. Jan 8 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door 
seated <21 w/parent

Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charley Russell of Western Music.”  Western Horseman Magazine  has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time.  In 2010 True West Magazine  named  him Best Living Western Solo Musician. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. 

He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter of the Year  by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award  from the Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. Dave is joined by cowgirl vocalist Annie Lydon. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.davestamey.com

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