2591 Main St,
Soquel, CA 95073







  

 

Founder of the legendary Jim Kweskin Jug Band

Wed. May 6 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door Seated <21 w/parent

Jim Kweskin  is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band with Fritz Richmond, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Mel Lyman and Bruno Wolfe. During the five years they were together, they successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for their good-humored performances. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead, a Los Angeles jug band that became the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and a New York jug band that became the Lovin' Spoonful. No other group attained their unique blend of youthful energy and antiquarian expertise, tight musicianship, loose camaraderie, and infectious swing. These days Jim is best known as a singer and bandleader, but he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. Because of his vast repertoire and love of the music, Kweskin is recognized as one of the best interpreters of the great American songbook.

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


  

 

Uncovering great, overlooked songs, in exquisite three-part harmony

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

Backyard Birds performs its fresh blend of vocal harmonies in a wide range of music, from Americana, rock and roll, country and soul to jazz standards and surprising songs you'll be singing all the way home. Linda Baker (vocals and electric guitar), Jean Catino (vocals and ukulele), June Coha (vocals and ukulele), Larry Prather (bass) and Linc Russin (mandolin) formed in Santa Cruz in 2017, and have performed at Michael's on Main, Chaminade Resort and Spa, Davenport Roadhouse, and Felton Music Hall, among other venues. The three women's close-knit harmonies and the band's acoustic stylings have drawn comparisons to Rosanne Cash and the T Sisters, and their discerning selection of diverse and eclectic material is unique. Their shows include songs by Richard Thompson, Anna McGarrigle, First Aid Kit, the Louvin Brothers, Imelda May, the Zombies, and the Beatles.

Artist sites and sounds:
  www.backyardbirdsband.com


  

 

"one of America's most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices."  American Songwriter

Thu. May 28 at 7:30pm
$25 adv./$28 door Seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Eilen Jewell: American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as "one of America's most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices." The Boise, Idaho songwriter is one of a kind. That singular voice springs forth from a woman of more than one mind, and she taps into many of them on Gypsy (August, 2019 Signature Sounds Recordings). By turns personal and political, pissed off and blissed out, Jewell's first album of original material since 2015 expands brief moments of joy into lifetimes, and distills epic sentiments and persistent doubts into succinct songs. Jewell seamlessly blends heavy electric guitars and dirty fiddles on the rollicking country rocker "Crawl" with the sweet and understated horn section of the tender "Witness. "79 Cents (The Meow Song)" skewers sexism and discrimination with pointed humor over a circus bed of musical saw and horns. Longtime fans who love Eilen Jewell in classic country mode will delight in the pedal steel driven "These Blues" and the sole cover on Gypsy, "You Cared Enough To Lie," written by fellow Idahoan and country legend Pinto Bennett. Rather than pulling artist and listener this way and that, the tensions within and between these twelve tracks propel Eilen Jewell's eighth studio album forward as a remarkably cohesive full-length.

Artist sites and sounds: www.eilenjewell.com








LOCATION:
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073
Hours of Operation
Tue-Fri 7am-Late
Sat-Sun 7am-Late
Closed Monday
Phone: (831) 479-9777
Fax : (831) 479 9773
EMAIL: info@michaelsonmain.net