2591 Main St,
Soquel, CA 95073




Rock ‘n Blues
with strings attached 

Wed. Oct. 16 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Seated <21 w/parent

Shady Rest:  Rock ‘n Blues with strings attached Guitar, bass, cello, violin, congas, drums and vocals.  Cheryl Rebottaro on vocals, Joe Bac on guitar and vocals, Pat Greene on drums, Mary Rose Mackenzie on cello, Ariana Ebrahimian on violin, Max Ebrahimian on congas and Mike Westendorp on bass. Spinning classic tunes in such a way, that even Uncle Joe would be moving kinda fast to get to the music at the junction, Petticoat Junction that is.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://theshadyrest.band/

with special guests
Patti Maxine &
Tracy Parker


A very special evening of originals, covers, heart, and humor

Thu. Oct. 17 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Seated <21 w/parent

Christie McCarthy & The Wielders :  Join us for a very special evening of originals, covers, heart and humor with acclaimed singer-songwriter Christie McCarthy and her band, featuring Glenn MacPherson on guitar, Stephen Bigger on keyboards, Kinsha Em on percussion, Tracy Parker on upright bass, and the legendary Ms. Patti Maxine on lap steel. Christie's blues-rock anthem “Forgiveness” is in rotation on KPIG. She's also receiving airtime on over 25 radio stations nationwide with three more songs off her 2018 release Big Picture, which was engineered by Keith Greeninger and produced by Jimmy Norris. Good Times' Aaron Carnes writes that Big Picture's “subtly complex hooks and lush harmonies” reveal a “wealth of influences from the realms of folk, Americana and rock ‘n' roll.”

Artist sites and sounds: www.christiemccarthy.com

Bob O'Neill, Ken Kraft and Craig Owens are The Messiahs, an offshoot of Santa Cruz's iconic rock band Snail. The Messiah's original melodies, hot guitar riffs & killer vocals will transport you to Rock Nirvana

Fri. Oct. 18  at 5pm



Re-imagining the music of Jerry Garcia and a beautiful bouquet of other American Roots music

Fri. Oct. 18 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21+

Joe Craven & The Sometimers re-imagine the music of Jerry Garcia and a whole beautiful bouquet of other American Roots music styles - in ways that are familiar and yet unlike anything you've ever heard before. "Joe Craven brightens any stage he sets foot on, with his deep musicality and warm, impish demeanor. Garcia Songbook is a brilliant collection of fresh takes on songs he picked up from Jerry Garcia's wildly diverse songbook. These aren't just glib genre-blending exercises: each track offers an enlightening and engaging new approach. I've been hooked since my first listen, and every spin yields new treasures."- David Gans, musician, author and radio host

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All-Female Zeppelin Powerhouse

Sat. Oct. 19 at 8:30pm
$18 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21+

Zepparella is the Led Zeppelin Powerhouse hailing from San Francisco. Vocalist Anna Kristina, Guitarist Gretchen Menn, Bassist Holly West, and Drummer Clementine have brought their passion for the sacred music of the greatest band in the world all over the US and Canada. Zepparella shows replicate the nuance and detail of Zeppelin's catalog while honoring the powerful improvisational journeys for which Zeppelin shows were renowned.  Here is what Robert Plant said about Zepparella to The Louisville Eccentric Observer:  “Yes, Louisville, stay tuned to Zepparella, I mean, if I could see them playing again, my God, what a frontwoman.”

Artist sites and sounds: www.zepparella.com


Grateful Dead tunes

Sun. Oct. 20 at 5:30pm 



From Brazzaville, Congo, Elie brings African rhythms with world music influences

Tue. Oct. 22 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Seated <21 w/parent

Elie Mabanza is a masterful guitarist, vocalist, & songwriter from Brazzaville, Congo, whose acoustic musical style blends his native African rhythms with world music influences from around the globe. The beauty and depth of his musical gifts are truly irresistible to the ear and the heart. Elie will be accompanied by some surprise guests for this special concert celebrating the release of his latest CD entitled "WA" (meaning "Listen").  Elie currently resides in Ben Lomond, California. More info and samples of his music can be found on his web site'

Artist sites and sounds:   www.eliemabanza.com



Performances promise intensity and beauty and infectious non-stop dancing

Wed. Oct. 23 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

It usually only takes one show to understand why Zach Nugent is one of the most sought-after guitarists in the live music scene. Since touring as de-facto Garcia expert with Melvin Seals & JGB, he continues to build his dedicated following, putting together and leading multifaceted groups for special runs and festival appearances. Never one to shy away from new and challenging ideas, his performances promise intensity and beauty in the delivery of the music that he's built a reputation with.

Artist sites and sounds:
www.zachnugent.com and www.facebook.com/zachvt/


The DC Trio Joint Chief ' s members bring R&B, Jazz, and Funk, all the way live,
straight to you!

Thu. Oct. 24  at 7:30pm
NO COVER  http://thejointchiefsband.com

Rhythm Deluxe with Jerry Whitney and George Zaferes of the Ten O'clock Lunch Band with Ted Welty -- soulful tunes, rock n roll classics and originals

Fri. Oct. 25  at 5pm



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

Sat. Oct. 26 at 8:30pm
 $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; Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, 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, drummer Rob Ouse, and saxophonist / Flutist, Terrel Eaton.

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


Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct. 27 at 5:30pm 



Tue. Oct. 29 at 7:30pm
 NO COVER, $5 Suggested Donation   Dance<21 w/parent

Cripple Creek Open Mic Acoustic Jam, coming to Michael's On Main on Tuesday October 29th, November 5 th , 12th and 26th, and December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24 th . Signups start at 7:00 and jams begin at 7:30.  Bring down your acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, digital piano, bass, ukulele, harmonica, bagpipes whatever (well, maybe leave the bagpipes at home).  Matt Hartle and Jerry Brown will be there to play along.  We will combine different groups of musicians to jam on any songs you like.  If the song is kind of obscure (or one of your own) bring charts so your friends can play too.  We will go around the circle with everyone getting a chance to solo.  Bring your friends along to have dinner and dance to great music.  $5 suggested donation  

Artist sites and sounds: 
www.facebook.com/events/540333013405801/   and   www.matthartlemusic.com



Blues/alternative rockers meet grooving high energy beats with haunting melodic overtones

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

The New Horizons: Hi there! We're The New Horizons, a Blues/Alternative band out of Santa Cruz CA. We each bring our individual tastes to the potluck--influences such as Santana, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and AC/DC--to create a high voltage, psychedelic air to the room. Members include Jimmy Palafox (Drums), Jacob Bayani (Guitar, Vocals), Sal Contreras (Lead Guitar), Xai Clayton (Bass). As of 2020 we are scheduled to release our self-titled debut album. Join us on this beautiful night at Michaels on Main it will be a night to remember, we hope to see you there!

The Ghost Collective is a Santa Cruz, CA alternative rock band. Members include Tiffani Hughes as lead singer and lyricist, Eric Thomas, lead guitar, Lance Hulsey, rhythm guitar, Karl Thomas bass guitar, Ken Wickman drums, and Robert Jasman keyboards. With haunting melodic overtones, high energy beats and heavy guitar-based grooves their eclectic sounds and lyric story are sure to please alt-rock enthusiasts.

Artist sites and sounds: www.instagram.com/thenewhorizonsband/ and www.facebook.com/ghostcollective/



A juggernaut of a band and Halloween Fun & Costume Contests

Thu. Oct. 31 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$25 door Dance – ages 21 +


The Sam Chase & The Untraditional hails from San Francisco, California. This juggernaut of a band blends rock n roll with folk music while maintaining the sensibilities and attitudes that come from growing up on a healthy diet of punk rock. The leader of the band is The Sam Chase himself, a natural storyteller with a voice that sounds as if it has weathered many an epic tale.  With boot-stomping orchestration and lyrics that have been immortalized on the tattooed skin of their fans, The Sam Chase & The Untraditional doesn't mess around. These are the warriors we need in these troubled times.

COSTUME CONTEST:  First prize 2 Pairs of Concert Tickets –One to a Snazzy Concert and one to a Michael's on Main Concert, Second place wins a night on the town: dinner for two and tickets to a concert . Also show tickets for winners for Scariest Costume, Most Colors in a Costume, Sexiest Costume

Artist sites and sounds: www.thesamchase.com



Big Powerful Northern Soul Band meets Infectious British Indie Pop Dance Band

Fri. Nov. 1 at 8:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Inciters are one of the West Coast's finest Northern Soul bands.  THE INCITERS! An overpowering 11-piece dance floor soul band that has brought the house down from LA to Chicago and all across Europe, releasing 4 albums to date on Jump Up Records from Chicago, Grover/Elmo Records in Germany and DOING FINE which was recorded in Chicago and released by JUMP UP in 2000. Soul Clap was released in 2012. Northern Soul takes the Motown/Stax ethic but adds a stronger back-beat with more adventurous production, and THE INCITERS continue this tradition in grand style. With 11 members wielding drums, bass, guitars, a full horn section, and three female vocalists, THE INCITERS have no problem filling a room with the powerful sound of soul. 

Common People Brit Pop Band: We are a Santa Cruz based band who play songs that we love, centered around Britpop; British Indie pop music from circa 1992-1997, with other 'commonly themed' songs from other times and places including those of our own composition. Come see us and celebrate this music together.

Artist sites and sounds:    www.facebook.com/theinciters/ and  www.facebook.com/commonpeoplebritpopband



The music of the Eagles with impeccable vocal harmonies and masterful musicianship

Sat. Nov. 2 at 8pm
$12 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Lyin' I's is an Eagles Tribute band from Northern California.  Lyin' I's faithfully recreates the music of the Eagles with impeccable vocal harmonies and masterful musicianship.  Most members of the band play 2 or more instruments so every song comes to life with its original instrumentation and sound.  Lyin' I's' song list is comprehensive with songs from every Eagles album as well as the hits from the Eagles members solo records like Funk '49 from Joe Walsh's James Gang era and Boys of Summer from Don Henley's hit solo album Building The Perfect Beast.  Add in the charismatic, audience engaging personalities in Lyin' I's and you'll have an event where the crowd will be dancing and singing along from the very first song to the last! 

Artist sites and sounds: www.lyinis.com



Katie Skene (California Kind) and Andrea Whitt (Zucchero, Shania Twain)

Sun. Nov. 3 at 2pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance<21 w/parent

Katie & Andrea are an L.A-based Acid Americana duo featuring singer/songwriter/ guitarist Katie Skene (California Kind) and pedal steel/fiddle player Andrea Whitt (Zucchero, Shania Twain). They have each worked for many years in the jam band/Americana scene, sharing the stage with prominent artists including Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), and Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band). Now they have joined forces to create  original music that they have dubbed "Acid Americana.” Their music melds vintage rock, blues, country, folk, and California psychedelia into a melodic dreamscape of sound that is sparking a buzz in the jam band community. After spending the summer as the official entertainment for the Dead & Company Preshow VIP Lounge, Katie & Andrea have put together a rapidly growing catalogue of original music with influences including Southern rock & soul, 60's psychedelia, Delta blues, outlaw country, and 70's California folk. Their arrangements feature various combinations of instrumentation, including electric, acoustic and resonator guitars, pedal steel, fiddle, viola, and mandolin, all composed, arranged, and performed by Katie & Andrea. Katie & Andrea is just the latest collaboration for the two musicians. Katie has spent years as a bandleader and songwriter for various groups, from jam-band supergroup California Kind to southern rock and blues groups that draw heavily on her roots from the Southeast. Andrea tours extensively internationally with Zucchero and was a member of Shania Twain's band for her Las Vegas residency. Their debut single "Sweet & High" will be released on all major platforms on 10/4/19.

Artist sites and sounds:  
www.katieskene.com and www.facebook.com/katieskenemusic and http://bohobunnie.com



David and Garrin play individually and together – soulful rock and folk and much more

Wed. Nov. 6 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

David Gans delivers literate, improvisational folk-rock with looping in a “solo electric" setting. A solo Gans show is likely to consist of several elements: country-blues-style fingerpicking; loop-based improvisations created live in the moment; sweetly-sung ballads, original or borrowed; Grateful Dead songs reinterpreted to suit his voice and guitar; wry observations of the music-festival subculture and the larger world; soulful and passionate political commentary; favorites from the folk-rock canon of the last 50 years. Mix and match - it's never the same show twice, but it's always worth a listen.

Garrin Benfield  gained notice in 2000 with his stark tribute to Matthew Shepard, “What You're Hiding”, which was used in a production of "The Laramie Project", and nominated for a Gay and Lesbian Music Award (GLAMA). In 2002, after recording his second CD, “Nowhere is Brighter”, with Bonnie Raitt's rhythm section and guest Boz Scaggs, Benfield took up a relentless touring schedule, both as a solo artist and with his band. Some of these increasingly improvisation-heavy sets were documented on the release “August Live”. Benfield next took a big leap into live improvisational looping, which enabled him to tour solo but with added layers of beats, bass lines and the searing lead guitar Benfield's hardcore fans have come to expect. Playing eclectic sets at many shows every year, Benfield has become an underground favorite at festivals, rock clubs, coffeehouses and house concerts. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.dgans.com and   www.garrin.com



“Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Thu. Nov. 7 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Seated <21 w/parent


Del Rey plays country blues, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie and more. Del Rey has contributed to projects in honor of The Mississippi Sheiks, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Johnny Cash. She occasionally writes about music for various publications, including Acoustic Guitar.  Del's most recent release is just her, singing with uke and guitar; it's called  Solo . All albums available from Hobemian Records.

“Del Rey, One of the Ukulele's Most Important Players and Teachers”  Ukulele Magazine 2016

“Del Rey is one of the most sublime modern guitarists. “  La Hora del Blues Barcelona

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



Sink your teeth into your favorite 70's and 80's Dance Rock with The Lost Boys

Fri. Nov. 8 at 8:30pm
$18 adv./$20 door Dance – ages 21 +

Featuring the one and only JAMES DURBIN of AMERICAN IDOL


The Lost Boys are James Durbin, Ian Babcock, Scott McPherson, Paul Derego and Steven Moore

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/TheLostBoysSC/  and https://www.instagram.com/thelostboysscband/ and www.JamesDurbinOfficial.com



Matt Hartle and Jonny Mojo--High Flying Fast-Paced Psychedelic Improvisational Rock 'n' Roll

Sat. Nov. 9 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Matt 'n' Mojo is a new project featuring Jonny Mojo of the great band "Achilles Wheel" and Matt Hartle of The China Cats and Grateful Sunday's.  Rounding out this stellar lineup is Bay area Dead scene musicians Murph Murphy on Bass and Jeremy Hoenig on Drums.  The band plays music from many different artists including The Allman Brothers, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Steve Kimmock, Pink Floyd, and of course Jerry Garcia to name a few, as well as original compositions.  But the most exciting thing about the band is their treatment of the songs: soaring improvisations of eclectic, high energy, communication between the 4 members and the audience.  On any given night, the band as well as the audience, is in for a million ecstatic surprises.

Artist sites and sounds: http://matthartlemusic.com and www.facebook.com/jonnymojomusic/



Harp and Bass Masters– World Class Musicians come together to make magic

Sun. Nov. 10 at 2pm
$15 adv./$15 door Seated <21 w/parent


Motoshi Kosako was born in Japan and started his musical training on piano and also guitar. He played acoustic and electric guitar in professional Jazz bands in Tokyo. In 1997, he moved to California and soon after he started playing the harp. He is primarily self-taught and played for Stockton Symphony Orchestra as the principal harpist from 2006-2010. In 2007 he won the second place in Lyon & Healy International Jazz & Pop Harp Competition. His groundbreaking style is noted in Harp Column as “Motoshi Kosako, whose introspective soloing was reminiscent of Keith Jarrett.” He performs improvisation and original compositions as solo or in ensembles with top jazz musicians including Grammy award winning reeds player, Paul McCandless, innovative electric fret-less bassist, Michael Manring. He released 2 classical solo CDs and 11 jazz albums. He regularly tours Internationally to give concert, lectures and workshops.

Michael Manring: Hailed by many as the world's leading solo bassist, Michael Manring has been pushing back the boundaries of what's possible on the bass guitar for over three decades. While his technical skill and innovations always make an impression, it is his ability to communicate on a profound emotional level that most touches listeners. Building on the conceptions of his teacher, the late bass legend Jaco Pastorius, Michael has developed a new approach to the instrument that includes unorthodox tunings, techniques and methodologies. He has honed his skills on hundreds of recordings as a session musician and thousands of concerts throughout the world in venues including Carnegie Hall in NY, Yamaha Hall in Tokyo and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. He has garnered two gold records and Grammy nominations. He was also the subject of a PBS TV documentary, “The Artist's Profile: Michael Manring”.

Artist sites and sounds: www.harpmusician.com and www.manthing.com/Manthing/home.html


Deftly dashing across decades of American music

Wed. Nov. 13 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

As the L.A. Weekly aptly put it, “This West Coast group deftly dashes across decades of American music to create a sound that's steeped in tradition but never bogged down by traditionalism.” An eclectic aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr., Jerry Fletcher, and Bob Nichols – the band can sing and play anything with spot-on feel, from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass, gospel to stone country, which is what they've been doing – to the ongoing delight of a fervent cult that includes many of their fellow musicians – for over three decades as a working unit. Their trademark multi-part harmonies never cease to captivate, whether on record or in live performance. Their latest release is MARLEY'S GHOST – TRAVELIN' SHOES

Artist sites and sounds: www.marleysghost.com



Chris Webster is a soul singer beyond genre and Nina Gerber is a soulful guitarist beyond belief

Thu. Nov. 14 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$23 door seated <21 w/parent

Chris Webster is a soul singer beyond genre. In the course of recording over 20 albums on her own and with others, she has drawn equally from classic R&B thumpers and gospel-grass prayers, from rockabilly rave-ups and singer/songwriter confessions. Webster's work is rooted in the classic American tension between a yearning for transcendence and a lusty connection to the here-and-now.  Her voice conveys a passion that connects with the longings of her audience. She expresses sometimes-troubled feelings that everyone understands. But Webster goes beyond pain to hope; her voice can be a compassionate balm to the troubled soul. Performing live, her intensity brings a hush to every room she plays. Those who see her hear it: Chris Webster is the real deal.

Nina Gerber: ".--the epitome of a perfect musician! It is so Zen the way she perfectly under-girds and complements whatever music is at hand, never playing an extraneous or superfluous or irrelevant note, & always being perfectly in the flow with whatever she is playing & whomever she's playing with! Playing Music together on that level is Divine!--- everything else is a more or less skillful filling the air with a more or less pleasant bunch of notes!" Maria Muldaur,/ Los Angeles Feb 10, 2018

Artist sites and sounds:  www.chriswebstermusic.com/ and www.ninagerber.com

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

and  www.chriswebstermusic.com/ and www.ninagerber.com



The quintessential Santa Cruz worldbeat party band –very rare appearance

Fri. Nov. 15 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance– ages 21 +  

Special Fun was the quintessential Santa Cruz worldbeat party band in the 1980's. Gary Regina, Daniel Lewis, Gary Kehoe,  Bob Von Elgg, Michael Horne, and Renato Annicchiarico performed up and down the California coast, released four recordings and built a dedicated following over a 5 year run, performing with Spyro Gyra, Billy Ocean, Zulu Spear, Big City, Steel Pulse and many more. Some of the members reformed in 2002 as “SOLCIRCLE” playing with String Cheese Incident and releasing “Solcircle” and “Live at Monterey Jazz Festival”

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



Even die-hard Petty fans feel like they are at a Tom Petty concert

Sat. Nov. 16 at 8:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The Refugees have been entertaining Bay Area crowds since 2007, bringing the music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to local stages with a stunning level of realism. Voted the top tribute band in the S.F. Bay Area in 2009, their extensive song catalog includes all of Petty's hits with the Heartbreakers as well as his solo work and other side projects like The Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. Recreating all the signature guitar solos and rich vocal harmonies down to the smallest detail, The Refugees can make even die-hard Petty fans feel like they are at another Tom Petty concert.

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



Latin-based world-fusion— exemplary guitar, catchy, dynamic arrangements, fiery performances

Sun. Nov. 17 at 2pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Incendio has once again summoned the muse and created a new album of incendiary, passionate, breath-taking, original music. Appropriately-titled Summoning the Muse , the recording features all the beloved attributes of this Latin-based world-fusion band — exemplary guitar playing, catchy melodies, dynamic arrangements and fiery performances.  Incendio has legions of fans throughout the United States from two decades of extensive touring and they have a strong international audience from their previous eight best-selling albums. The guitar-playing members of the group — Jim Stubblefield, Jean-Pierre Durand and Liza Carbe — have their own recordings released, and all three (as well as their drummer Timothy Curle) have performed and recorded with many others acts.

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



The Salvador Dali of Americana Music meets Old-Time Jazz Showband

Tue. Nov. 19 at 7:30pm
$10 adv. $10 door seated <21 w/parent

Baby Gramps:   Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian.  Baby Gramps plays an antique acoustic National steel-bodied resonator guitar, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20's & 30's, folksongs, sing-a-longs, and many originals with wordplay, vaudeville antics, hilarious lyrics, animated guitar playing, and throat singing.  He has an endless and varied repertoire which he draws upon to complement the ambiance of the show.  His extensive repertoire has provided him with opportunities to share shows with blues musicians, traditional folk musicians, and jam bands.  Whatever the audience, he keeps them engaged with his energy, humor, and spontaneity. Each show is unique. According to Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is one of the 50 most influential musicians of the last 100 years. Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chantey's, a two-CD set produced by Hal Willner and Johnny Depp, landed him on The David Letterman Show with Tony Garnier, Bob Dylan's bass player and band leader, backing him up on bass.  In recent years Baby Gramps participated in 7 films including a jug band documentary, a “Louie Louie” documentary, and an update of the academy award nominated film “Streetwise”.   The Sept 2019 issue of Relix magazine has one of Baby Gramps' songs on the included CD!

Post Street Rhythm Peddlers play prohibition era, old timely jazz, ragtime, Dixieland and season it with influences garnered by members who have played in the jam band scene for years. They dress up in period costumes and bring to the music gumbo the banjo, trumpet, washboard, clarinet and more.  This is a true showband. Get here early.

Artist sites and sounds: www.babygramps.com and www.facebook.com/PostStreetRhythmPeddlers/




Master Storytellers on True Love, Vaginas, Nearly Naked, Man Tears, and Dad

Wed. Nov. 20 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated – ages 21 +

About Tell Me More: Comedienne and spoken word artist Janet Croteau brings her cast of quirky characters back to Michael's on Main for a new installment of “Tell Me More.” Join us for an evening of provocative "depth comedy” and autobiographical spoken word. This show consistently delivers laughs, makes ya think in a good way, and has the audience muttering things like, “Did she/he really just say that?” Prepare to be entertained and not want the show to end. Everyone goes home wanting more.

Janet Croteau:   Janet is the creator, producer and co-director of Tell Me More. She is a songwriter, comedian, spoken word artist and psychotherapist who believes in the power of authenticity and self expression.  Janet believes if you water down who you are, the real people will never find you. 

Stefano Engle : Stefano works as an undercover writer, painter, writer, and performer. A guarded few know his assignment at any particular time, though he has occasionally been sighted commuting on Hwy 17.

Marigold Fine: Marigold loves to share story through words and images.  After 35 years as a videographer, she is coming out from behind her camera to realize her childhood dream of performance art.  She especially enjoys being a goofball.

Sarah MacEwan: Sarah is a therapist who believes in self expression as a path to healing and wholeness.

Judy Phillips: "I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam--Shazam! Here I am--Judy Schatan!”

Harmony Ridino: Tanya Harmony Ridino is a recently retired attorney.  She is a dancer and yogini and loves to surprise people with her hula-hooping, stilt-walking skills! 

Nicolette Nasr is the co-director of Tell Me More. She escaped from Palo Alto to find her true self in Santa Cruz where acting, writing and loving her community and family is her 

Jim Rintoul is a Santa Cruz-based singer-songwriter who escaped Bakersfield after high school to embark on a lifelong search for meaning, affection, and a good laugh. After fifty years of trying, he can finally carry a tune, and while making other plans, has become the father of four children who are more noteworthy than anything else he's ever done. 

Tahra Singh: Founder of the Dharma Ridge Educational Collective, product creator for Hormonal Elegance and Yippie Wow Wow, Realtor / Developer, Gongamongous Sound Healing and father of two amazing children

Artist sites and sounds: www.janetcroteau.com and https://soundcloud.com/janetcroteau




Stunning Drum N Bass Duo

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

Josh Cohen is an award winning six-string electric bassist and composer based out of Madison, Wisconsin whose solo performances use extended techniques to create the sound of an entire band.  

John Hanrahan (drummer/singer) has made a strong and versatile impression in jam bands throughout the country as well as the project with his jazz quartet performing and releasing in 2016 “John Coltrane's A Love Supreme at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center”. Hanrahan's Quartet was featured at the 50th anniversary of the recording of A Love Supreme for the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/events/370683606932455/ and www.themusicofjoshcohen.com and www.johnhanrahandrums.com/home

Sing along to the Beatles with Jerry Whitney, Glenn MacPherson, Cheryl  D'Alessandro

Fri. Nov. 22  at 5pm



The feel, excitement and raw energy of the Allman Brothers Band live in concert

Fri. Nov. 22 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Allman Brothers Band tribute: Freestone Peaches captures the feel, excitement and raw energy of the Allman Brothers Band live in concert. The SF Bay Area based band is comprised of veteran jam, jazz, blues, rock, country and Allman Brothers Band enthusiasts, Freestone Peaches features Ned Patchett on lead/slide guitar (Duane Allman), Jeff Faust on bass (Berry Oakley), Michael Berry on lead guitar (Dickey Betts), Mark Corsolini on drums (Butch Trucks), John Hanrahan on drums (Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson), Jefferson Bergey on vocals (Gregg Allman) and Paul Rustigian on B3/keyboards (Gregg Allman).

Artist sites and sounds: www.freestonepeaches.com



Jim Rosenberg & Paul Logan capture the essence of John Prine and his legendary songs

Wed. Nov. 27 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Diamonds In The Rough : Local Santa Cruzan seasoned musicians Jim Rosenberg and Paul Logan team up to create “Diamonds In The Rough”, an acoustic duo that authentically captures the essence of John Prine and many of his legendary classic songs. Reminiscent of the magic combination of the John Prine/Steve Goodman era, Rosenberg and Logan combine acoustic guitars, bass and vocal harmonies to bring you such classics as “Souvenirs”, “Sam Stone”, “Common Sense” and “The Accident” as well as John's post-Goodman gems. “My older brother turned me on to Prine's first album back in the early 1970's. I was attempting to write songs at the time. When I heard John's lyrics and story-telling I thought to myself, well the bar is certainly a high one,” says Rosenberg. “I've been playing his songs and have been a lifelong fan and self-appointed apprentice ever since.” Jim Rosenberg has been performing as a singer/songwriter since the early 1970's. He currently fronts the popular Neil Young tribute band, “Not So Young” and recently released an 11-song album entitled “The Cold Hard Truth” featuring all original material available at JimRosenbergMusic.com . Paul Logan is a native of Berkeley, Ca. Paul grew up playing French Horn in the orchestra. At age 18, he switched to Electric Bass, much to his mother's dismay. Paul has been producing and recording with local artists, and performing in local venues with top bands in the area.. Paul has appeared on recordings with Al Jardine, Steve Miller, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, David Crosby, Glen Campbell, Lucinda Williams and Lyle Lovett.

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Top-10 Charting Blues Rocking Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist of Canned Heat & The Deluxe Band

Sat. Nov. 30 at 8:30pm
  $10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +


Dallas Hodge's new album is “Don't Forget About The Music We Made” and it features  COCO MONTOYA on the first single “Asking Too Much.” 

Dallas Hodge: Multi-Billboard Top-10 Charting and award-winning Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, and 2017 International Blues Challenge semi-finalist, Dallas Hodge, delivers intense musical honesty and authenticity with each note and lyric. His uniquely powerful and commanding voice captures attention and touches the heart, soul, and spirit of listeners young and old. Dallas Hodge's new album is “Don't Forget About The Music We Made” and it features Coco Montoya on the first single “Asking Too Much.” The formidable combination of Hodge on lead vocals and Montoya on lead guitar is made even more potent with the addition of stellar performances by backing-bandmates Larry Zack (Drums, Percussion); Pat Wilkins (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals); Robert Heft (Slide Guitar, Guitar, Backing Vocals); and, Jon Greathouse (Keyboards, Piano, Backing Vocals) creating a compelling, intoxicating, impressive and very memorable song. Zach, Wilkins, Heft and Greathouse will be joining Dallas Hodge for the show at Michael's on Main. No matter its musical classification, Blues, Contemporary Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock, Americana, Roots, Pop, Hodge's uniquely powerful and commanding voice transcends and defies labeling while capturing attention and touching the heart, soul, and spirit of listeners young and old.

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and check out this video recorded in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge at www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2c_GR4nFww

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