2591 Main St,
Soquel, CA 95073








Dazzling harmonies, sultry ballads, smokin' rockabilly, country and more! Karin Phoenix, Ken Kraft, Jojo Fox   

Fri. Nov 15  at 5pm
NO COVER

 

 



 

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
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

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


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Nov 17 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  









 



 

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
NO COVER 

 

 


 

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



 

Dance the Night Away to Vintage Country and Original Americana music! 

Sat. Nov. 23 at 8:30pm
$12 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Hank & Ella With The Fine Country Band: This musical group is sure to get you moving on the dance floor! And maybe waltzing with your darling to one of Hank Warde's heartfelt, dreamy melodies. The band also features boogie woogie, honky tonk, and classic duets. Hank and Ella With The Fine Country Band have just released their self-titled debut album. The album is made up of 13 original, vintage-inspired songs that explore themes of Love and Loss, Dimly-Lit Honky-Tonks, Working Hard and Having a Good Time. Imagery throughout the album transports the listener back to the era when the rock and roll sound was still being created. The band puts their own stamp on this early rock and country sound by injecting unique, dreamy melodies that soar over Hank's vocal lines. The distinct chord progressions and The Diamond Sisters' harmonies push the songs into dream land. “We really like the sounds that take the listener to new, uncharted places--sounds that bring up uncertain, joyful emotions.”

Three On A Tree: from the backwoods of La Honda; authentic country, rockabilly & early rock & roll

Artist sites and sounds: www.thefinecountryband.com   and www.reverbnation.com/threeonthetree5


 

 

In Celebration Of His New Book:  JERRY GARCIA SECRET SPACE OF DREAMS

Sun. Nov 24
at 3:30pm/ doors at 3pm

 NO COVER

Jay will be presenting a 75 minute Grateful Dead Slideshow followed by a book signing leading into our weekly Grateful Sunday with Matt Hartle & Friends. 

Artist sites and sounds:
www.blakesberg.com/html/index.html

 

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Nov 24 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  









 

 

Tue. Nov 26 at 7:30pm
 NO COVER, $5 Suggested Donation   Dance<21 w/parent

Cripple Creek Open Mic Acoustic Jam is happening at Michael's On Main on almost all the Tuesdays going forward, with just a few exceptions here and there.  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 the Unusual Suspects 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

 

 



 

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.

Artist sites and sounds
www.facebook.com/PrineDiamondsInTheRough



Come see this amazing duo on Guitar, Harmonica, and vocals perform blues, rock, jazz, folk, bluegrass, and gypsy numbers   

Fri. Nov 29  at 5pm
NO COVER
https://harpinjonny.com

 

 


 

Celebrating Jerry Garcia's life and The Grateful Dead

Fri. Nov. 29 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Veterans of the Bay Area Grateful Dead musician community, performing music from the Jerry Garcia Band's late 70's era. Guitarist Matt Hartle has explored roots rock, jazz, country, and blues with many talented players (Joe Craven, Melvin Seals, Donna Jean Godchaux, China Cats among others). For his Spirit of 76, he teams up with a stellar cast of veteran Bay Area musicians, including Amy Berry on vocals, Jen Rund (the Real Sarah's) on bass, Steven Sofranko (China Cats) on keys, and Mark Corsolini (The Barrelmakers) on drums. They bring a fresh, improvisational sound to each and every performance, and their stellar vocal harmonies weave throughout the exceptional instrumentation. Spirit of ‘76 is contagiously fun, satisfaction guaranteed.

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


 



 

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 +

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

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.

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


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Dec 1 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  









 

 

Tue. Dec 3 at 7:30pm
 NO COVER, $5 Suggested Donation   Dance<21 w/parent

Cripple Creek Open Mic Acoustic Jam is happening at Michael's On Main on almost all the Tuesdays going forward, with just a few exceptions here and there.  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 the Unusual Suspects 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

 

 

 

Blazing musicians and dancers from Spain, Quebec, France, Brazil, and Columbi a 

Wed. Dec. 4 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

They tore up the Monterey Jazz Festival – Dynamic singers, players and dancers

Barrio Manouche: The group's international roots shine brightly in their music with members from Spain, Quebec, France, Brazil and,  Columbia and is deeply influenced by a wide range of musical traditions. Barrio Manouche has been recognized for its surprise concerts, innovative style, complex technique, and its passion for musical improvisations. With the latest collaborations including French Flamenco dancer Fanny Ara, African sacred dance Brazilian dancer Emaye Ama Mizani, as well as Colombian singer Iván Rondón, Barrio Manouche plays what is perhaps the truest definition of World Music. Barrio Manouche is taking their audience on a magical journey, with a unique fusion of cultures and musical backgrounds, an auditory and visual feast like no other.

Artist sites and sounds: www.barriomanouche.com and see this video at www.barriomanouche.com/media


 



 

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

Thurs. Dec. 5 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



Honky Tonkin' Fun

Fri. Dec 6 at 5pm
NO COVER 
www.jlawtonmusic.com/bio/

 

 

 

Cosmic Honky-Tonk & Roots Rockin' Dance

Fri. Dec. 6 at 8:30pm
  $10 adv./$10  door Dance – ages 21 +

Edge of the West is a Rock n' Roots Honky-Tonk Jamband. Their catchy, quirky originals and outlaw hippie sound strikes a chord with lovers of alt-country, Americana & the Grateful Dead. The live shows rock. The group writes original tunes and draws from from a deep well of eclectic covers, never playing the same show twice. The first record, still in play on Americana radio, was released May 2016 and the next is in process. The band features members who also play with Great American Taxi, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Todd Snider, Jefferson Starship & more. When playing together these guys get cookin' and the audience lights up.  Just try and sit still.

Rayburn Brothers Band: Singer-songwriters Craig and Keith Rayburn bring a broad range of influences to their music.  Hailing from the Monterey Bay, they play songs that are a mix of folk, rock and Americana.  Their voices harmonize as only brothers can, with graceful melodies, poignant singing and deft instrumentation.  The Rayburn Brothers Band has created a brand of California roots rock that has depth and energy.  Their songs convey the essence of love, longing and pain that only seasoned songwriters can express in such heartfelt terms.  The Rayburn Brothers sing from the soul, touching in their audiences a chord of the human experience.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.edgeofthewest.band and www.facebook.com/Rayburnbrothers/


 

 

with special guests:
Sharon Allen, Ginny Mitchell, Ralph Anybody, Eric Winders, Santa Claus and more special guests TBA

A big night of Americana music, vintage holiday songs, special guests, comedy, and hijinks galore

Sat.  Dec. 7 at 8pm
$15 Adv. $15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

It's the KPIG Humbug Hoedown!!! Dust off your Christmas sweaters and get those old fruitcakes out of the basement. We're going to get you in the mood for the holidays in the best way possible--by giving back to the community and partying with The Carolyn Sills Combo and Friends! Get ready for a big night of Americana music, vintage holiday songs, special guests, comedy, and hijinks galore, all for a great cause. 

The KPIG HUMBUG HOEDOWN will benefit Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes and The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter's food bank for low income pet owners

WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO DONATE FIVE CANS OF PET OR PEOPLE FOOD NIGHT OF SHOW!

Artist sites and sounds: www.carolynsills.com


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Dec 8 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  









 

 

Tue. Dec 10 at 7:30pm
 NO COVER, $5 Suggested Donation   Dance<21 w/parent

Cripple Creek Open Mic Acoustic Jam is happening at Michael's On Main on almost all the Tuesdays going forward, with just a few exceptions here and there.  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 the Unusual Suspects 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

 

 

 

A Night of Rat Pack &
Frank Sinatra
Christmas Carols

Wed. Dec. 11 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Presenting a night of rat pack and Frank Sinatra Christmas Carols. The band Come Fly With Me band consists of vocalist John Michael, leader, arranger, and pianist Will McDougal as well as some of the best talent around the central coast including Olaf Schiappacasse, Tiran Porter, Brian Stock, and Paul Tarintino. John Michael has been performing Sinatra for the past ten years with various groups at clubs such as The Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Chaminade Resort in Santa Cruz, The Hidden Valley Music Seminars in Carmel Valley, CA, as well as restaurants including Maggiano's Little Italy in San Jose and Alberto's in Monterey. John has worked professionally as an impressionist as well as a song and dance performer at The Great America Theme Parks in California and Chicago. 

Artist sites and sounds:
www.johnmichaelband.com and  www.willangelmusic.com


 

 

John and Mick's telepathic musical connection began in the groundbreaking Irish-American band, Solas.

Thu. Dec. 12 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$22 door seated <21 w/parent

Celtic society members receive $2
discount on the above prices by way of rebate at the door

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

If you are interested in Irish music at all, you'll surely know the name John Doyle. Guitar wizard extraordinaire, John started his career as a founding member of Solas and in recent years has toured solo and with many different performers, including Liz Carroll, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker, Eamaon O'Leary, Nuala Kennedy and others too numerous to mention. John and Mick's nearly telepathic musical connection began in the early '90's in the truly groundbreaking Irish-American band, Solas. Now, both have flourishing high profile solo careers but periodically come together to brush off some Solas standards and lots of their individual material, played together, for these magical musical offerings. It's impossible to describe John's guitar playing whether picking out a tune or accompanying with chords nobody but he could come up with. The only way to get a taste is to click on the video link above, imagine yourself sitting in Michael's On Main, then click the Buy Tickets button to make it real

Artist sites and sounds:  www.johndoylemusic.com


 

Brett Mechanic, Rich Cowan, Matt Wolf and Jerry Whitney bring you rip roaring classic blues

Fri. Dec. 13 at 5pm
NO COVER  

 

 

 

 

Americana, alt-country, bluegrass, smoky, honky-tonkin', rockin' dance tonight

Fri. Dec. 13  at 8:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Apple City Slough Band:   The Apple City Slough Band is a Santa Cruz Mountain Jam Band that will tap into your rock & roll roots and have you dancing wildly.  Spirited songwriting is layered with gutty rolling leads and keys. The Apple City Slough Band delivers a loud and proud Americana rock sound. Hailing from the original Apple City (Watsonville, CA) they're a close knit band that plays for the love of a good time.

Whiskey West: Whiskey West combines the sounds of outlaw country, bluegrass and honky-tonk to create an edgy toe tapping, good time acoustic honky-tonk sound. Kinda like if Johnny Cash & June Carter adopted a freight train, gave it some acoustic instruments and a drum kit asked Tom Waits to conduct the combo and said "play something that swings.

Artist sites and sounds:
www.applecitysloughband.com
and whiskeywestmusic.com


 

 

Scott of Phil Lesh brings Mark Karan, Robin Sylvester & Greg Anton playing Grateful Dead & related music

Sat. Dec. 14 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Scott Guberman & Friends  consists of the best musicians playing Grateful Dead & related music.  Guberman himself is an important member of the Bay Area music scene. His shows with Phil Lesh have allowed him to form tight musical bonds with the best musicians out there.  His prior relations with the East Coast music scene that he came from, allows Guberman to regularly rotate the best musicians, from both coasts, through Scott Guberman & Friends. Scott Guberman has become an outstandingly important member of the Bay Area music scene in between his shows with Phil Lesh, appearing most often at Terrapin Crossroads.  In addition to this, Guberman can be found touring the national circuit joining up with just about every professional level Grateful Dead project out there.  Scott Guberman's history finds him breaking into the Grateful Dead scene at the turn of the millennium. He first gained recognition as a Hammond organist performing heavily with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and former Grateful Dead keyboardist, Tom Constanten; and touring with Grateful Dead's final keyboardist, Vince Welnick.

Mark Karan of Bob Weir & Ratdog. Mark also worked his guitar and vocal voodoo for the likes of Dave Mason, The Rembrandts, Huey Lewis, Delaney Bramlett, Jesse Colin Young, and Sophie B. Hawkins.

Robin Sylvester is an English musician, based in San Francisco, who is best known for his ongoing work with RatDog and has worked alongside Ry Cooder, the Beach Boys, JGB, David Nelson and many more.

Greg Anton is a drummer, composer and co-founding member, with guitarist Steve Kimock, of the band Zero. He has published more than 50 songs,  many co-written with Robert Hunter.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.scottguberman.com


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Dec 15 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  









 

 

Tue. Dec 17 at 7:30pm
 NO COVER, $5 Suggested Donation   Dance<21 w/parent

Cripple Creek Open Mic Acoustic Jam is happening at Michael's On Main on almost all the Tuesdays going forward, with just a few exceptions here and there.  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 the Unusual Suspects 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

 


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. Dec 20 at 5pm
NO COVER 
www.facebook.com/originalsnailrock/

 

  

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

Fri. Dec. 20 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

 


  

Funk, acid jazz and classic R&B resulting in an infectious dance party                  

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

The Joint Chiefs are one of the most versatile and exciting dance bands currently performing on the Northern California music scene. Since their inception in 1990, The Joint Chiefs have built a loyal following based on their live performances as well as their wide range of styles and influences. Their sound fuses elements of funk, acid jazz and classic R&B with their own signature groove. The result is a dance party of infectious grooves. Since members of the band were raised on 70's funk, the band captures the natural funk feel that all the other bands try to imitate.

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


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Dec 22 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
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Joint Chief ' s members bring R&B, Jazz, and Funk, all the way live, straight to you!

Thu. Dec. 26  at 7:30pm
NO COVER  http://thejointchiefsband.com



Beatles experience covering their songs of the mid- 60s other notable bands

Fri. Dec 27 at 5pm
NO COVER 
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Guitar Player Magazine cover story: “one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar of all time.”

Sun. Dec. 29 at 2pm
$15 adv./$17 door seated <21 w/parent

Peppino D'Agostino:   A native of Italy, D'Agostino has made his considerable international mark as a musical artist on the guitar since he arrived in America 34 years ago. In 2017 Guitar Player listed him as one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar. The CD “Every Step of The Way” was awarded by Acoustic Guitar's People's Choice Awards with a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time. His signature Seagull acoustic guitar has been voted among the ten best signature guitars by Guitar Player magazine. Peppino gives guitar workshops, master classes and seminars worldwide. Top leading publishers such as Truefire, Alfred Publishing, Hal Leonard and Acoustic Guitar Magazine Books have published his compositions and instructional methods. To date Peppino has recorded 18 CD's, performed in over thirty-three countries at international festivals and concert halls. He has shared the stage with such greats as Larry Carlton, Eric Johnson, Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor, Roland Dyens, David Tanenbaum and many more. D'Agostino's latest solo CD “Penumbra” was released by Mesa Blue Moon Recordings.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.peppinodagostino.com

 


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Dec 29 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
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A Tribute to the Grateful Dead

Tue. Dec. 31 at 9pm
 $30 adv./$35 door or Dance – ages 21 +

Dinner Special & Show Combo Tickets $70.00

CHAMPAGNE TOAST AT MIDNIGHT AND PARTY FAVORS

The China Cats: Performing for nearly a decade and nearly 200 shows, China Cats continues the musical tradition of the Grateful Dead while throwing a new kind of gasoline on th e fire. On any given night the band will play songs from throughout the Dead's 30-year repertoire. Their joy and enthusiasm for making music together is so contagious that the band has featured guest appearances from Grateful Dead alum, including original member Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay. Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band has sporadically joined the band since 2013. China Cats performs throughout California including a recent series at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, which belongs to Dead bassist Phil Lesh. Each performance is a new, communal journey.

Band members seek out a unique style and sound while paying homage to the spirit of the Dead. “On these tunes, there are certain things that are specific, and certain things that are wide open to interpretation," guitarist Matt Hartle told the San Jose Mercury News. "It's never about going back. It's always looking to the present moment that we're having. We're not playing the 1973 version of the song or the '79 or the '92 version. Every time the China Cats play a song, it's a new experience. "Matt Hartle brings experience from collaborations with Dead-family musicians including Henry Kaiser, Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident), and is a current member of Painted Mandolin with former Garcia-Grisman instrumentalist Joe Craven. Rhythm guitarist Scott Cooper has recorded with members of Little Feat, Galactic, David Nelson Band, New Riders. His debut solo CD reached #5 on the Relix jam band radio charts. Steve regularly plays keys in Stu Allen & Mars Hotel. Roger formerly played bass in David Gans & the Sycamore Slough String Band and has performed with artists such as Frank Wakefield. Michael is an in-demand drummer who is versed in New Orleans, jazz, reggae and African styles.

NEW YEARS EVE DINNER SPECIALS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
(DINNERS NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE OF ADMISSION)

Artist sites and sounds:  www.thechinacats.com








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