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The Artistocrats Tres Caballeros Tour
The Members of Joe Satriani's Band
plus The Travis Larson Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The Aristocrats – by any measure the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today

Wed. July 8 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Artistocrats: Fresh off their wildly successful 2013-2014 Culture Clash world tour, The Aristocrats – by any measure the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today – rewrote their own rules for their third studio album, Tres Caballeros. After two fairly raw trio albums, guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani) set up camp at legendary Sunset Sound studios in Hollywood, CA, where Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Van Halen all recorded landmark albums. The result: Nine new compositions of greater sonic depth and breadth than ever before, with unique textures and lush layering augmenting the band's preternatural ability to improvise both individually and as a group at the highest levels possible. But not to worry – it's all still tempered with a steadfast refusal to take themselves too seriously, and The Aristocrats are still having more fun than a fusion band has any right to have. The Tres Caballeros tour will bring the band's new musical vision in trio form to stages across North America in their most ambitious jaunt yet.

The Travis Larson Band: Combining sheer musical pyrotechnics with tuneful musicality, the Travis Larson Band exemplifies the very best of contemporary instrumental rock and fusion.    

Artist sites and sounds:   http://the-aristocrats-band.com/ plus    www.travislarsonband.com

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

 



Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Doo-Wop

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

Big Sandy in his own words:  Twenty-five years, fourteen albums & hundreds of thousands of miles. What a dream it's been. When I first got together for a garage rehearsal with a group of musician friends in the spring of 1988 in Anaheim, California, I never dreamed that I would someday be celebrating the silver anniversary of the rocking little band  that formed that afternoon. Yet here I am, looking back over a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times, that has put us in front of national television audiences, and - most importantly - that has given me the opportunity to play the music that I grew up having such a passion for - Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Doo-Wop and now with the release of our new all-acoustic album “What A Dream It's Been”, even a touch of Jamaican Rocksteady. Putting together the new record for Cow Island Music has brought back a flood of memories; we went through our entire catalogue of LP's, picked out some of our favorite original numbers, and gave them fresh new arrangements, rhythms, and instrumentations. In many ways , it was our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now, while looking forward towards new musical horizons. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.bigsandy.net

China Cats Songs of the Grateful Dead

 



COME RIGHT OVER AND PARTY AFTER “SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN SOL FEST” IN FELTON

Sat. July 11 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). 

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

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

COME RIGHT OVER AND PARTY AFTER “SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN SOL FEST” IN FELTON

CHECK OUT “ SOL FEST”  SUPER LINEUP AT www.santacruzmountainsol.com



Grateful Dead Tribute

“OFFICIAL SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN SOL FEST AFTER PARTY”

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

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel , a tribute band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, emulates the feel, excitement, and energy of the Grateful Dead at their peak.  Filled with a rotating cast of jam band veterans and Grateful Dead enthusiasts, this band is sure to please even the most discriminating Dead-Head time after time with fresh takes on classic music.  Featuring the ever-popular and always inventive Stu Allen (formerly of Melvin Seals & JGB), Mars Hotel presents familiar and obscure Dead songs which they use as launch pads for flights of improvisation.  Come join Stu Allen & Mars Hotel for a far out journey that's sure to hit home.  Artist sites and sounds: www.jambase.com/Artists/49452/Stu-Allen

FELTON ROCKS ALL DAY & NIGHT—ROARING CAMP ALL DAY, DON QUIXOTE'S ALL NIGHT

Matt Flinner, Sam Bevan, Scott Nygaard

 



Acoustic Jazz, Bluegrass, Spacegrass, Psychograss, Super Grass

 

Mon. July 13 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Starting out as a banjo prodigy who was playing bluegrass festivals before he entered his teens, Flinner later took up the mandolin, won the National Banjo Competition in Winfield, KS in 1990, and won the mandolin award there the following year. Matt is now widely considered one of the hottest and most creative mandolin players on the acoustic scene.  Scott Nygaard is one of the most inventive and original guitarists in the bluegrass/acoustic music scene. His solos, a seamless amalgam of bluegrass, folk, and jazz influences, shift easily from breathtaking virtuosity to soulful melodic musings.  "a phenomenally talented stylist"— Downbeat.   Sam Bevan has played bass with Throughout his professional life, Sam has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of artists including: David Grisman, Roswell Rudd, Joshua Redman, Kenny Washington, Stacey Kent, Jim Kweskin, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, Meklit Hadero, Joe Craven and so many more.  He is beyond hot.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.mattflinner.com and www.scottnygaard.com and www.sambevan.com

De Temps Antan

Bastille Day Celebration

 



The Bastille Saint-Antoine is a long red-eye from Quebec, but when you have one of the great French language bands on the planet available on Bastille day, it is time to party.

Tue. July 14 at 7:30pm

$18 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Yes we are playing fast and loose with history.  The Bastille Saint-Antoine is a long red-eye from Quebec, but when you have one of the great French language bands on the planet available on Bastille day, it is time to party.  It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear! Songs with a hint of contemporary—dosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shifts—that speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original musical stylings of De Temps Antan! Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec's musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. In fact, the only thing missing from this magnificent musical blend is you! So come enjoy an evening unlike any other with De Temps Antan.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://detempsantan.qc.ca/en/

The Rough Riders are Henry Kapono
-John Cruz -Brother Noland

 



Hawaiian Legends  Independent by nature; connected by music; bonded by skills, determination & style

 

Wed. July 15 at 7:30pm
$22 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

The “Rough Riders”  name is inspired by the 1908 Hawaiian Rough Riders (Ikua Purdy, Archie Ka'aua & Jack Low),  three Paniolo (cowboys) who combined their skills, determination & style and became World Rodeo Champions.  Today's Rough Riders, Henry, John & Brother Noland, have come together to create an exceptional musical style.  From their vast catalog of original hits to some of Hawaii's treasured classics to their new sound and provocative collaborations, The Rough Riders offer an intoxicating experience of music & legacy.   Hawaii Music icons and award winning artists, Henry Kapono, John Cruz and Brother Noland bring to the stage the well-honed craft and power of 3 inspiring songwriters, 3 distinctive voices and the perfect blending of guitars to create an exceptional musical style. 

Henry Kapono: Hawaii music icon Henry Kapono Ka‘aihue is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and a multiple (Hawaii) Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner.  Also known as “The Wild Hawaiian”, Henry is also an actor and author and his wide renown includes works from his Columbia Records days as Hawaii's Legendary, duo Cecilio & Kapono

John Cruz is a Grammy award winning artist as well as a multiple Hawaii Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner.  John's musical accomplishments are many; he has performed for the President, is a favorite stage partner of Jack Johnson, was named Best Singer/Songwriter in Hawaii in 2008 by Hawaii Magazine and his album, “One Of These Days”, and was noted as one of Hawaii's greatest albums of the new century by Honolulu Magazine. Known for his soulful vocals, John is also a “Ki ho'alu” (slack key) master and has distinguished himself with his unique acoustic style. 

Brother Noland is an impactful player in Hawai'i's music scene and one of Hawaii's most respected artists.   Credited with the birth of “Jawaiian” (fusion of Hawaiian & Reggae) music, Brother Noland also excels in traditional Hawaiian music, slack key and Hawaiian swing    

Artist sites and sounds: http://henrykapono.com and http://johncruz.com and http://brothernoland.com

Daniel Champagne

 



Australian stunning guitar phenom and soulful singer has been touring with Tommy Emmanuel

 

Thu. July 16 at  7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Daniel Champagne delivers one of the most impressive one-man-shows out there!  Reaching to musical depth's far beyond his years and a way with the guitar that can only be seen to be believed. Champagne often sounds closer to a three-piece band then a 20 year old singer songwriter guitarist. His current release The Gypsy Moon – Volume II

“His on-stage presence radiates a musical maturity well beyond his years and a phenomenal method of playing the guitar leaves audiences thrilled.” TE Herald, Newcastle.

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to  witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.” The Firefly Column

“This superb talent can't be explained by mere words, it must be seen to be believed.” FasterLouder

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays  like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art” The BW Review

Artist sites and sounds:   www.flemingartists.com/artists/daniel-champagne

Dengue Fever

 



An electrifyingly danceable cross pollination of Cambodian, garage, British Invasion and psychedelic rock has pushed the band to heights around the world

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

 

Fri. July 17 at 9pm
$15 adv./$18 door ALL STANDING – ages 21 +

Plunging headlong into their second decade as a band, Dengue Fever's new album, The Deepest Lake, is their fifth full-length of all-new material The roots of the band began in the late 1990's with a 6-month trek through Southeast Asia.  It's a cross pollination of Cambodian rock, garage rock, psychedelic rock and the British Invasion sound that has pushed the band to heights they could only dream of in 2002. Dengue Fever has performed in front of thousands of fans at such noted music festivals as WOMAD (UK, AUS, NZ), WOMEX (Spain), Melbourne Festival (AUS), Glastonbury (UK), Bumerbshoot, (USA), Transmusicales (France), Roskilde (Denmark), Electric Picnic (Ireland), Peace and Love (Sweden), Treasure Island (USA) among many others. Their songs have appeared in films such as City of Ghosts, Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers, The Hangover 2, the Showtime series Weeds, the HBO's hit series True Blood (who named an entire episode after one of their songs) and featured the band's music, CBS' series CSI: Las Vegas and numerous independent documentaries. 

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

Bob Bralove & Henry Kaiser
and The Psychedelic Cabaret
plus Big Stone Soup

 

 



 

Sat. July 18 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Bob Bralove and Henry Kaiser have been collaborating in improvisation magic for 20 years. Grammy winner  Henry Kaiser  is widely recognized as one of the most creative and innovative guitarists, improvisers, and producers in the fields of rock, jazz, world, and contemporary experimental musics.  Bob Bralove is best known in the Bay Area for updating the synthesizer sound of the Grateful Dead. Producer of the critically acclaimed CD “ Infrared Roses ”, Bralove became an integral part of the Drums and Space section of Grateful Dead shows. Together they will lead the Psychedelic Cabaret , a band of Ace players, through improvised musical adventures based on danceable original songs and classic tunes.

Big Stone Soup is a new psychedelic band from Santa Cruz with a veteran cast.  Featuring Jerry Brown, Matt Hartle and Steve Sofranko of Shady Groove, and the China Cats, as well as Paul Garcia from the Slugs and Roses, and Keith Graves from darn near everywhere, this band promises to blow your mind.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.bobbralove.com and www.henrykaiserguitar.com and www.facebook.com/BigStoneSoup?ref=hl

EmiSunshine

 



Unreal 10-year-old East Tennessee deep roots prodigy who has captured the nation's attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

 

Sun. July 19 at 7pm
  $10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

It's impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, a 10-year-old East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation's attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range, even though she has yet to gain the life experience and empathy seemingly necessary to fully comprehend the words she sings. Despite a given name that reflects optimism, she is drawn to darker themes of pain, anguish and even murder, like that of The Louvin Brothers, whom she loves. The Tennessean is just the latest to describe her as “an old soul,” noting, “Onstage, this soul's presence is commanding and her singing voice authentic and folksy.” While her youth might remind many of Taylor Swift, a more apt comparison would be to artists such as Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss or members of the Carter Family. Whether she's performing on the Today show or the Grand Ole Opry or taking the stage at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, she is fearless, confident and firm in her musical direction. As she says, she sings “old-time music,” but it's her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, and country, with a little bit of blues thrown in for good measure. Her talent is indescribable and inexplicable. 

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

Q Morrow

 



Guitarist & Composer From NYC – come travel the world riding on his guitar

 

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

Q is a rare breed of guitarist who feels at home in any style of music, on any guitar. Having studied extensively jazz, funk, pop, rock, and classical guitar here in the far West, Carnatic (South Indian Classical) and Hindustani music in the far East, Brazilian and Cuban music on the side, it would be no stretch to say that he is stunningly versatile. He comes to you from his home in New York City celebrating his new CD “All Around Dude”.  Check his tunes out on his website.  Check him out live for a big treat. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.qmorrow.net

Pokey LaFarge plus Quiet Life

 

 



Early Jazz, Ragtime, Country Blues, Western Swing and Way Beyond


Thu. July 23 at 7:30pm

$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Pokey LaFarge: Incorporating elements of early jazz, ragtime, country blues, Western swing, and beyond, LaFarge has created a vibrant, deeply expressive body of work that embodies an expansive musical vision and vivid storytelling sensibility that are wholly his own. He's also earned a reputation as a tireless, uniquely charismatic live performer, winning a loyal international fan base that regularly packs his rousing, celebratory live shows. After making a grass-roots splash with his self-released debut album Marmalade and moonlighting as mandolinist with the Hackensaw Boys, he continued to gain notoriety with his widely acclaimed longplayers Beat, Move, and Shake, Riverboat Soul and Middle of Everywhere—the latter two were both named Best Americana Album by the Independent Music Awards—and the concert set Live In Holland. Longstanding admirer Jack White added LaFarge to the roster of White's Third Man label for the 2011 EP Chittlin' Cookin' Time in Cheatham County (which White produced) and the 2013 album Pokey LaFarge.  Pokey's new CD is “Something In The Water.” 

Quiet Life: Wild Pack is Quiet Life's follow up to 2011's Big Green.  Big Green was called both “loose and affectionate” and “rambunctious” by critics, and hailed as one of the best independent releases of 2011. Roots rock n' roll.

Artist sites and sounds: www.pokeylafarge.net and http://quietlifeband.com

Moonalice plus Achilles Wheel

 



You are going be dancing over the moon when this psychedelic roots rocking double bill rolls in


Fri. July 24 at 8pm

$10 adv./$12 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.

Achilles Wheel: Achilles Wheel is a stunning high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and the rhythmic earthquake of two full drum sets. In the wake of their breakout performance at the 2012 Kate Wolf Music Festival, the band has been burning up stages all across California, including the Strawberry Music Festival, the Redwood Mountain Faire, the legendary Sweetwater Music Hall and a repeat performance at the Kate Wolf Festival in 2013 that is still being talked about.

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

Locomotive Breath

 



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


Sat. July 25 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

Gothard Sisters

 

 



Dynamic Celtic sisters internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist musicians, songwriters and entertainers


Sun. July 26 at 7pm

$12 adv./$14 door  seated <21 w/parent

$10 at door to Members of The Celtic Society by way of $2 rebate

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Over the course of nearly 1,000 shows since they formed as a Celtic band in 2006, the Gothard Sisters – who are truly sisters – have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians and songwriters from the Pacific Northwest, USA.  The Gothard Sisters--Greta, Willow and Solana--pay respect to tradition with folk instruments, infusing them with a radiant joy and reintroducing them through beautiful new arrangements.  Although much of the sisters' inspiration comes with a distinct Celtic flair, hints of their western American heritage can be heard in what Irish Central calls “an earthiness that gives the songs a lively, approachable, down-home sound.”  

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

Steve Poltz plus JNJ Dynamite

 



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

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

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

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

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

Tuba Skinny

 



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


Wed. July 29 at 7:30pm

$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.tubaskinny.tk

Jim Morrison Celebration featuring Wild Child

A Live Recreation on a Doors Concert

 



 


Thu. July 30 at 7:30pm

$20 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

THIS IS WHAT THE MEMBERS OF THE DOORS SAY ABOUT WILD CHILD:

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

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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:  www.wildchild.info

Grampa's Chili plus Acoustic Shadows

 



Rockin' and Dancin' All Night Long

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

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

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

Chick Jagger plus Pretending 

 

 




Chick Jagger America's only chick fronted Rolling Stones Tribute

Pretending  Pretenders Tribute

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

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

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

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

Jerry Garcia Birthday Bluegrass Bash with Dave Holodiloff Band



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

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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

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

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

Ty Segall

plus Emmett Kelly solo (of The Cairo Gang)



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

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

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

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

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

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

Chihiro Yamanaka Trio

 



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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.chihiroyamanaka.com

Coastal Sage plus more TBA

 

 



California style reggae meets old school funk,   Latin groove, classic rock and more. Were going to dance deep into the night.

AN ARTISTREE FIRST FRIDAY AFTER PARTY 

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

Coastal Sage habitually bends the rules, blurs the lines, and stretches musical boundaries. As evidenced in their 2015 Self recorded and produced album "Say Love", a single track could contain elements of old school funk, hip hop, Latin groove, and classic rock, while other tracks are a more focused blend of roots and California style reggae. Throughout the EP you can hear diverse influences such as Sublime, The Meters, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Satriani. Coastal Sage is uniquely able to incorporate new ideas while paying homage to the great artists who came before them. Defined by a strong rhythmic foundation, thought provoking lyrics, blistering lead guitar virtuosity, and crisp vocal harmonies. It's impossible not to be captivated and amazed by Coastal Sage.  

Artist sites and sounds: www.coastalsageband.com


The Jerry Celebration Band

 


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

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

THREE BIG SETS: 1 ACOUSTIC AND 2 ELECTRIC     

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

Danny Green Trio with Harvey Wainapel

 



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

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

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

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

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

Phil Marsh

 


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

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

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

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

Corduroy Jim, Steven Graves Band, The Fintztones



A Three Band Multi-Genre Rock Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

 



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

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

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

Heartless is made up of six talented musicians providing the ultimate Heart tribute performance: Linda Boudreau on lead vocals and percussion; Gail Eaton on electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Jim Coyne on electric and acoustic guitar; Mike Kelly on bass and vocals; Brett Minkin on keyboards and vocals; and Steve Scurrah on drums and vocals. Heartless is true to the spirit of Heart, and they will take you on an amazing musical journey from the 1970's to today! 

Artist sites and sounds: http://tribeoftheredhorse.com  and http://heartlesstributeband.com

Muriel Anderson plus Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice

 

 



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

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

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

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

Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice:  Superpicking and singing

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

The Mother Hips

 



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

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

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

The Mother Hips , the center of which is the duo of Tim Bluhm (vocals/guitar) and Greg Loiacono (guitar/vocals), have spent over two decades writing, recording and performing songs, and die-hard fans who still talk about their “first Hips show,” have hung on every word and have enabled The Mother Hips to become a bona fide cottage industry. The band was even able to lay claim to a rock subgenre, “California Soul” (aptly arrived upon) so solidified that brands like Sierra Nevada Brewery crafted a beer “Hips Helles” based on the bands' sound.

Artist sites and sounds: www.motherhips.com

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

Spirit of ’76

 



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

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

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

Joe Craven & The Sometimers

featuring Bruce MacMillan
and Jonathan Stoyanoff



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

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

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

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

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton

 



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

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

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

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

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

Jimmy Breaux with The Cajun Cotton Pickers

COME EARLY FOR DINNER SPECIAL:  CHICKEN, SAUSAGE GUMBO

 

 



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

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

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

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

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

Clive Carroll 7pm Concert

 










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

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

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

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

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

Persephone, Helene
& Bellydance International




Playing and dancing their way through the Mediterranean World 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Antsy McClain & Friends

 



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

Sat. Sept. 19 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

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

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

One Lane Bridge

William Coulter, Aria DiSalvio, John Weed 



Fusing folk styles from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Spain


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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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

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

Carlos Núñez

 



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

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

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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

Dàimh

 



Scottish Gaelic Supergroup' Dàimh (pronounced “Dive”)

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.daimh.net

Incendio 

 



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.

Thu. Oct. 1 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$12 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

House of Floyd

 


A Full production tribute to Pink Floyd

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

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

Artist sites and sounds:   www.houseoffloyd.com

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

 



 

 

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

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

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

Zeppelin Live 

 




Dazzling Led Zeppelin Tribute  (formerly Heartbreaker)

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

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.zeppelintribute.com

The Fretless

 



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

Wed. Oct. 21 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

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.thefretless.com


Fleetwood Mask

 



The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac 


Sat. Oct. 24 at 8pm

$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.fleetwoodmask.com Check out Fleetwood Mask promo video on site narrated by Mick Fleetwood himself.

The Mermen plus The Shitones

 

 



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

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

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

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

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

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