2591 Main St,
Soquel, CA 95073










Roots music heaven.  Acoustic stylings from KPIG Americana to Roots Classic Rock Chestnuts 

Wed. July 18 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICkET CONCERTS

Cruz Control started with Vince Tuzzi (guitar/vocals and ukulele) and Stan Parola (guitar/vocals/and ukulele/harmonica). They have evolved into one of the most sought-after bands in Santa Cruz County. A big part of the band's popularity stems from the fact that they play a diverse genre of music from John Prine to Neil Young, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, The Beatles, and The Eagles. Apart from the fact that each band member is an accomplished musician, they also have a unique vocal blend which lends itself to different kinds of music. Each member in the band has their own distinct following. Vince Tuzzi is a well-known solo artist and Jerry Whitney plays bass and vocals.     

Patti Maxine is simply one of our nation's finest lap steel guitar players.  She will be playing with Cruz Control.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/Cruz-Control-166542066831264/?ref=bookmarks

with Bobby Black
and Austin de Lone

 





THE TITAN OF THE TELECASTER

Johnny Cash on Bill.  “I think he's great”.  Bill Co-Founded Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. 

Thu. July 19 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Bill Kirchen co-founded the original “Americana” band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, and his trademark Telecaster licks drove their hit “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top 10 in 1972.  We are going to have Too Much Fun tonight.  How about these for some Kudos on THE TITAN OF THE TELECASTER:

Johnny Cash  - "I think he's great."
Nick Lowe  - "A devastating culmination of the elegant and the funky, a really sensational musician with enormous depth."
Pop Matters  - "He is one of the singular instrumental stylists of American roots music, and to hear his sound once is to have it indelibly etched on one's musical memory."
No Depression  - "You might call [Hot Rod Lincoln] the Triumph of the Telecaster. Then again, you might say that about Kirchen's whole career."

Joining Bill will be Bobby Black (of Asleep At The Wheel and Commander Cody) , one of the great pedal steel guitarists of all time. Now, on one stage at one time we have THE TITAN OF THE TELECASTER  and THE SULTAN OF STEEL.  And it does not end there.  The piano great Austin de Lone will also be in the band.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.billkirchen.com

HAPPY HOUR

In the New Tap Room
Sing along to the Beatles with Jerry Whitney, Glenn MacPherson, Cheryl  D'Alessandro

Fri. July 20 at 5pm
NO COVER   



 



   A Tribute to Van Morrison

Kevin was a bandmate of Van Morrison in the 60's and 80's—This is a Great Dance Band

Fri. July 20 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 +  

Kevin Brennan & Wavelength:  Kevin's music career began in his hometown of Belfast, Ireland, where during the 1960's he played in a band with Van Morrison called The Great Eight. In 1974 he did a world cruise on the P.O. Cruise Line with his band and continued to tour extensively in Europe and Ireland. He came to the states to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late seventies, and made it his new home. There he formed his own band called Claddagh and played the S.F. club scene for years. He teamed up with Van Morrison again, performing and opening his shows throughout the 80's. He has played at many notable venues such as San Francisco's Great American Music Hall and at the Paul Mason Winery with Van Morrison and the Legendary Irish band The Chieftains. 

Artist sites and sounds: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/kevinbrennanwavelength



A hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely Santa Cruz

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

EXTRA LARGE: from Santa Cruz, California, is a hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely Santa Cruz.  One can't help but to be captured by their relentless positive and high-energy spirit. They win over even the toughest of crowds and first timers to the Extra Large experience. Extra Large's upbeat and positive music is infectious and leaves the crowd happy and wanting more.  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.extra-large.net

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. July 22 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76











Out of The Waybacks and Houston Jones come a powerhouse, poignant, hot picking duo

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

WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS

The Quitters A guitar duo of right-side up finger picking (Stevie Coyle) and upside down flat picking (Glenn Houston). The Quitters deliver a performance spiced with humor and serendipity.

Strawberry Music Festival Quote: "Stevie Coyle and Glenn Houston make up the dynamic guitar duo, The Quitters. Having each quit some of the best bands in the business, both are late founding members of The Waybacks and each have performed at Strawberry in other configurations. Stevie Coyle has an illustrious career as an entertainer that began well before birth and Glenn Houston's well decorated history in music is best known to ‘berry heads for his founding role of powerhouse Americana quintet, Houston Jones. As individuals, both are renowned players in music circles. Now they have joined forces, to the delight of California audiences, to become a right-handed, right-side up fingerpicking and left-handed upside down flatpicking twosome. Mostly acoustic. Some electric. Much serendipity."

Artist sites and sounds:  www.quittersduo.com





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

Thu. July 26 at 7:30pm
NO COVER  

http://thejointchiefsband.com


 

HAPPY HOUR

In the New Tap Room
Rhan Wilson, Rick Zeek,
Patti Maxine & Michael Westendorp play Americana,
originals & soul

Fri. July 27 at 5pm
NO COVER   
www.rhanwilson.com/jazzthedog/



 



ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC DANCE BANDS OF SANTA CRUZ--BY WAY OF MOROCCO 

Fri. July 27 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

AZA unites traditional Tamazight (Berber) music, indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, with the global influences of its diverse members. Evocative of Saharan-African blues, yet with an original style that truly defies categorization, AZA's performances feature deep, danceable rhythms, intricate string melodies, and soaring, soulful vocals.

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



A Tribute to the Grateful Dead

Sat. July 28 at 8:30pm
$15 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 Sideman also plays with David Gans, Stu Allen and bluegrass legend Frank Wakefield. The band is rounded out by veteran keyboardist Steve Sofranko (Shady Groove, Workingman's Ed) and drummer Michael Owens (surfer).   

Artist sites and sounds:  www.thechinacats.com

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. July 29 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76









with Dave Holodiloff Bluegrass Band



A broad, danceable selection of songs spanning Jerry's career with the Dead, Old and In The Way & more

Wed. Aug. 1 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Dave Holodiloff is bringing the bluegrass band to Michael's in Main for his 9th 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, 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! The band will be rocking the night away with two great sets, so get ready to party. Dave Holodiloff's "Grateful Dead Bluegrass Tribute" album will be available at the show. The CD features inventive arrangements of Grateful Dead favorites like "Friend Of The Devil" and "Scarlet Begonias" interspersed with original improvisations and even an acoustic Old-Timey psychedelic space jam on the more obscure "Mountains of the Moon".  Dave Holodiloff is a mandolin player, vocalist, composer, and band leader known for his inventive arrangements, expressive musicianship and inspired partnerships with amazing musicians.

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



Santa Cruz legends come together for a special evening of Tropical American & Roots Originals

Thu. Aug. 2 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

We grew up in the 60's & 70's surfing and making music together around Santa Cruz, California. Our new just released album is Walk On Water. Jerry Best and David Adams experienced a lot of firsts together.  Last year we got together to write a bunch of new songs very much inspired by those experiences, lyrically drawn from that time of our lives.  We were determined to write and record the songs in a fashion that crossed through generations and that were musically diverse and accessible. Jerry and David (both of The ‘ Chokes), joined by guitarist Jimmy Jackson (of Lacy J Dalton and Michael Nesmith) , collaborated to complete the project resulting in 11 original songs on the new album.   Jerry Best : lead vocals, guitar / David Adams : bass, vocals / Jimmy Jackson : lead guitars, resonator guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin  // Ken Margolis :  keyboards and vocals.

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



Happy Hour

In the New Tap Room

Old School Jazz and jazz funk group adding with a taste of Bossa nova and blues.   Rich Cowan on Guitar, Dave on drums and Jerry Whitney on bass.

Fri. Aug. 3 at 5pm
NO COVER

 



Celebrating Jerry Garcia's life and The Grateful Dead

Friday Aug. 3 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Veterans of the Bay Area Grateful Dead musician community, performing music from the Grateful Dead'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 to bring a fresh, improvisational sound and their stellar vocal harmonies weave throughout the exceptional instrumentation. Spirit of ‘76 contagiously fun, satisfaction guaranteed.

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



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

Sat. Aug. 4  at 8pm
$6 adv./$6 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



2pm Matinee Concert
Award Wining songwriting, stunning vocal harmonies, and effortless musical collaboration

Sun. Aug. 5 at 2pm
$25 adv./$30 door seated <21 w/parent

These two powerful artist and long-time friends combine award winning songwriting, stunning vocal harmonies, and effortless musical collaboration to create a truly authentic and organic performance every time they take the stage. Both well-known and critically acclaimed solo artists in their own right, together they create an engaging and soulful sound that has moved audiences all over the country and has made them a favorite at venues and festivals throughout the US and Canada. 

Keith Greeninger  is a seasoned troubadour, award winning songwriter, and captivating performer.  As a solo artist, and with his own band, he has toured the national Folk and Americana circuit extensively for the last three decades. His masterfully crafted songs and warm distinctive vocals have earned him the top songwriting awards at the Telluride Blue Grass Festival, The Kerrville, Napa Valley and Rocky Mountain Folks Festivals. A fourth generation Northern Californian Keith has traveled and lived throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. His music has been deeply influenced by his work with Native American and Latin cultures, and his songs cut an honest, hard worn path to places of simple truth about good people holding on to hope and instinct in a world that often tries to strip these things away.

Dayan Kai is a true musical force of nature. Born without sight he began playing classical piano at the age of two. He plays a diverse array of musical instruments with mesmerizing ease. With a harmony voice most angels would trade their wings in for, Kai moves fluidly between Guitars, keyboards, winds instruments and percussion creating a rich musical backdrop for duo's expansive songwriting. He currently lives on the island of Maui and is a musical director at the Lahina Theater.

Artist sites and sounds: http://keithgreeninger.com and http://dayankai.com

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Aug. 5 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76










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

Wed. Aug. 8 at 7:30pm
$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.

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


Drew Harrison of the Sun Kings and Jerry Whitney

Thu. Aug. 9 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Tonight ' s Concert: On February 9, 1964 the Beatles invaded America and have occupied the hearts and souls of generations ever since. They truly have been the songbook of our lives. The memories created by the Beatles are unparalleled. So many of us can flash back to a moment in time that a Beatles song helped create  unforgettable moments in our lives. Get your ticket to ride and to enjoy and sing music from the Beatles songbook with Drew Harrison and Jerry Whitney.

Drew Harrison is the leader of the Sun Kings, a hugely popular Beatles tribute band.  He also the star of the one man show In The Sprit of Lennon , a remarkable John Lennon tribute.

Jerry Whitney of the Beatles trio Come Together has always been influence by Paul McCartney and Motown.  Tonight it is all about the Beatles.  Jerry anchors the Santa Cruz Beatles Jam group with 400 members.

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

HAPPY HOUR

In the New Tap Room
Rhan Wilson, Rick Zeek,
Patti Maxine & Michael Westendorp play Americana,
originals & soul

Fri. August 10 at 5pm
NO COVER   
www.rhanwilson.com/jazzthedog/



 


Roots Classic Rock Mountain Jam Band Sound plus Patrick's Hauntingly Beautiful Voice

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

Apple City Slough Band :  Welcome! With roots and inspiration from the likes of Creedence, Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones and the Dead, the Apple City Slough Band delivers a loud and proud Americana/Mountain Jam Band sound.  Hailing largely from the original Apple City (Watsonville, California) we're a close-knit band that plays for the love of a good time. 

Patrick Maguire's Rye Dawn: “Patrick Maguire has the voice of an Angel--One who's fallen from Heaven & clawed his way back from Hell.” Patrick Maguire's soulful voice embodies a unique and unexpected range. His music is being touted as a game changer for Folk Americana music. Combined with lyrics delivered straight  to the gut his music begs for a real listen, in which one can hang on the words, feel the notes and think about what is being offered. A deeply rooted passion for writing is evident in the stories of his songs that tell of life's journeys and experiences, some based on love & rebirth, while his darker songs silence audiences & touch their hearts with his hauntingly beautiful voice.

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

2pm Matinee

Benefit For The Compassionate Friends Of Santa Cruz  -- heart felt love songs to uplifting
rock tunes

Sat. Aug. 11 at 2pm
$10 adv. / $10 door dance <21 w/parent

Gary Blackburn: Local celebrated singer-songwriter, Gary Blackburn, brings together his smooth vocals and stylized guitar picking to form his own personal sound in the Country, Rock, Blues genre for his annual benefit for The Compassionate Friends Of Santa Cruz. Gary's original tunes reflect his own style, blending old school with contemporary along with an intimate, and emotional stage presence. Gary will weave a memorable musical performance for his audience, connecting with songs that tell of love, forgiveness, and the paths that we choose. Along with his originals, Gary blends in cool selected covers from a wide variety of musical artist and genres. Gary will give his all in his performance of heart felt love songs to uplifting rock tunes. Gary also will be selling his newly recorded CD, produced by Keith Greeninger. All CD sales will be donated to The Compassionate Friends.

The Compassionate Friends Mission: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.garyblackburn.net


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

Sat. Aug. 11 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; 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. Aug. 12 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76














RST and Wild Blue join together for a final farewell gig to musician, John Tindel.  

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

RST and Wild Blue join together for a final farewell gig to prominent local musician, John Tindel who is relocating after so many years of bringing us great music.  John's energy and dedication helped lift both groups to local popularity and success. John was also in not one, but two of Monterey's Bay area's most popular bands, Wild Card and Red Beans and Rice. When a guy like this leaves town, it's an event! Come join RST and Wild Blue for an evening of shimmering vocal harmonies, stories and friends as we bid farewell to John and Mary.

RST : John Tindel (keyboard, guitar & vocals) Geoffrey Rutledge (guitar & vocals), and Lennox Smith (bass & vocals), and are RST. They play fun, up-tempo rock in an easy-going style that showcases their blend of Mid-west, Gulf Coast and California influences along with their excellent musicianship and trademark three part harmonies. Their soaring, smooth, sure harmonies combined with rhythmic guitar chops, fluid, elegant fills, dynamic keyboards, and backed by grooving, soulful bass make this trio a crowd-pleasing favorite from coast to c

Wild Blue:   "Key West meets Southern California." That's it in a nutshell. Wild Blue is the hot little trio that brings the message to every event - "The Tiki bar is open!" If you're looking for tight vocal harmonies, and sunny, feel-good tunes that just beg to be sung along with, you've come to the right place. You'll want to hang out all night with Wild Blue and enjoy the warm climes and good times!  Members of Wild Blue have recently recorded Al Jardine's newest album ‘The Postcard from California”. 

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


Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, Western Swing, and Blues

Thu. Aug. 16 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Blue Summit combines accomplished instrumental work with powerful vocals and a loose interpretation of traditional bluegrass. The founding members met at bluegrass festivals, which they have been going to since they were toddlers. Through these festivals, they developed their friendships as well as a deep love and understanding of bluegrass music, and of music in general. Taking in elements from bluegrass, western swing, soul, folk, rock, and old time music, this band of friends puts their heart into their music, and has been recognized as the 2018 NCBS Band of the Year. At the head of the group is AJ Lee, songwriter extraordinaire, eight-time winning NCBS Female Vocalist of the Year, and 2018 Mandolin Player of the Year. The rest of Blue Summit's accomplishments can be accredited to the dedication, persistence, and passion of founding members Isaac Cornelius (bass), Jesse Fichman (guitar), and two-time Guitar Player of the Year, Sullivan Tuttle. Blue Summit has played at festivals all around California, including the CBA Father's Day Festival, the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, and the Kate Wolf Music Festival. They have recently released their first album, “Sweet Company”.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.bluesummitmusic.com


Happy Hour

In the New Tap Room
Jeff, formerly of The Ducks feat. Neil Young.  With Lenny Ruckel on guitar and Jojo Fox on bass

Fri. Aug. 17 at 5pm
NO COVER   
http://goodtimes.sc/cover-stories/neil-young-santa-cruz-band-the-ducks/

 


A hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely Santa Cruz

Fri. Aug. 17 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 +  

EXTRA LARGE: from Santa Cruz, California, is a hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely Santa Cruz.  One can't help but to be captured by their relentless positive and high-energy spirit. They win over even the toughest of crowds and first timers to the Extra Large experience. Extra Large's upbeat and positive music is infectious and leaves the crowd happy and wanting more.  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.extra-large.net



The Music of The Band,
The Allman Brothers
& Grateful Dead

"45th anniversary of the Watkins Glen Summer Jam"

Sat. Aug. 18 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Watkins Glen Revisited:  Music of The Band, The Dead and The Allman Brothers - 45th anniversary show! These three best-loved American bands played together only once, at the largest concert gathering ever in 1973 known as the Summer Jam. Come relive the magic as Berkeley singer/guitarist Phil McGee leads a stellar tribute, featuring sets from each band's actual Watkins Glen repertoire.   Dance to some of the most inspired, influential American music ever created from out of the deep soil of American roots all the way to the psychedelic frontier.  Phil McGee heads Bay Area acoustic rock trio Tonal Recall, hosts ongoing Dead open-mic nights at Ashkenaz, and has shared bills with Little Feat, Zero, George Porter, Merl Saunders, the Subdudes and many others. The Watkins Glen Revisited house band features Jim & Tom McManus (Promised Land), Lachlann Kane (Edge of The West, DB Walker), and drummers Clayton Call and Rich DiBenedetto.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/events/393602204439714/

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Aug 19 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76











Aussie acoustic guitar great, singer and consummate performer

Wed. Aug. 22 at 7:30pm
$12adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS 

One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical' ( themusic.com.au )  The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road. He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Tommy Emmanuel, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Y Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.danielchampagnemusic.com





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

Thu. Aug 23 at 7:30pm
NO COVER  

http://thejointchiefsband.com


 

HAPPY HOUR

In the New Tap Room
Rhan Wilson, Rick Zeek,
Patti Maxine & Michael Westendorp play Americana,
originals & soul

Fri. Aug. 24 at 5pm
NO COVER   
www.rhanwilson.com/jazzthedog/



 



Dance All Night to this Dynamic, High Energy Acoustic Journey thru Jerry Garcia's Lifetime Repertoire

Fri. Aug. 24 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$18 door Dance – ages 21 +

Dynamic, High Energy Acoustic Journey thru Jerry Garcia's repertoire, with original arrangements and surprising twists and turns, with jams that rise up your spine. Painted Mandolin keeps you on your toes, and heels, and soul---dancing all the way thru this music that we love. Painted Mandolin is: Joe Craven--Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocals and Percussion. Joe was a member of the Garcia/Grisman Band from 1991-1994, and a member of the David Grisman Quintet, from 1989-2004. Multi-instrumentalist, Story Teller, consummate side man, band leader, Festival MC and fashion guru, Joe has been around the block---Twice! Larry Graff--Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals. Larry is the founding member of the world-famous Banana Slug String Band, for 32 years the Slugs have toured North America, bringing Eco-Science to kids and families. Larry, a Deadhead for 40 years, brings experience, knowledge, passion, energy and love to the stage, every time. Matt Hartle--Guitar, Banjotar, and Vocals. Matt is leader and lead guitarist in at least 5 Grateful Dead bands! His emotive and skillful playing, leaves audiences dancing, gasping, and wondering where he is playing next! He has performed in hundreds of Grateful Dead inspired shows in the last 15 years!  Terry Shields--Upright Bass and Vocals.  Comfortable in any musical situation, Terry's years of experience and harmony vocal ability have made him a favorite accompanist for acts throughout the West Coast for the past 20 years.  A true professional, Terry is known for keeping the groove and loving every minute of it.

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

2pm Matinee



Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist style spans blues-infused Americana to bare-bones classic country

Sun. Aug. 26 at 2pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Since the 2005 release of his debut album, Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist Jason Eady has brought a rare balance of unguarded honesty and poetic sophistication to his songwriting. With his catalog spanning from blues-infused Americana to bare-bones reimagining of classic country, Eady's seventh full-length takes on a looser, livelier, more groove-driven sound than ever before. But while I Travel On brims with a feel-good spontaneity, the Fort Worth-based artist continues to instill each song with the subtle insight and emotional depth that makes his music so powerful. The follow-up to his 2017 self-titled effort, I Travel On marks the first time that Eady's recorded an album with his road band—a lineup whose rhythm section is made up of musicians from an R&B/roots background, and whose lead players hail from the bluegrass world. With Grammy Award-nominated duo Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley joining them in the studio, I Travel On wholly captures the unbridled energy and kinetic camaraderie that the band's recently displayed in their relentless touring and in sharing stages with the likes of Sturgill Simpson.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.jasoneady.com

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Aug 26 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76











Latingrass with four-man string band based in Buenos Aires & members from Argentina, Mexico & USA

Wed. Aug. 29 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

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Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The group's founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010. While patiently carving out a niche in the local music scene, Joe taught bluegrass and old-time music for a living. That's how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar) and Martin Bobrik (mandolin), his most dedicated students. They quickly became picking buddies and in 2013 decided to hit the stage.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.cheapalache.com



Electric and Acoustic Alternative Folk and Roots Rocking Dance Tonight

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

Mudfrog has a unique and dynamic sound that comes from well blended vocals supported by electric and acoustic guitars and basses, keyboards and accordion, on top of solid drums and percussion  With a repertoire of over 300 original, well crafted, alternative folk-rock songs Mudfrog is something very special. Mudfrog has played all throughout California as headliners and with such acts from The Subdudes to Rusted Root. Mudfrog's live performances feature a natural, often funny camaraderie shared on stage that transcends through soft beautiful ballads as well as their eclectic songs intertwined within many groove jams.

Southern Pacific: We are Southern Pacific, we began with the intention of being a Southern Rock focused band and have since morphed into a more diverse landscape of sound.  Covering tunes by Little Feat, Clapton, Paul Simon, Ry Cooder, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty, the Stones, Lucinda Williams, The Allman Brothers, Al Green and more.  So, while we are hard to define, our sound is impossible to resist with rocking danceable sounds.  We are Fred Rodrigues (of 3 Legged Dawg, & Rose Bud) on lead Guitar & vocals, Skippy Sherred (of Medicine Road and Aardvark) on bass & vocals, Michael Owens (of the China Cats & The Post Street Rhythm Peddlers) on drums, Michael Enos (of Mudfrog) on Keys & vocals and (me) Michele Murphy sings!

Artist sites and sounds:  http://www.mudfrog.com  and www.facebook.com/southernpacificband/



Happy Hour

In the New Tap Room

They play it all: rock n' roll, R&B, C&W, Rockabilly, Calypso and more

Fri. Aug. 31 at 5pm
NO COVER   
www.facebook.com/bluetheband/

 



An infectious blend of Roots and World Music Rockadelia

Fri. Aug. 31 at 9pm
 $15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Achilles Wheel is a California based rock and roll band that blurs the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music Rockadelia. Their sound comes across as both Old School and New School and is riddled with great songwriting. The one thing that rises to the surface as you get to know this band is that supporting the benefit of our human condition is foremost in their work. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life.

Sol Nova : Chances are you've seen these players in Santa Cruz bands past and present. The sound of the band reflects all of our Santa Cruz roots. Through family friendship we discovered the fabulous young voice of the very talented Mariah Martel. Sol Nova celebrates the tribal vibe and the love of dance. Mariah Martel, Steve Belick, Aaron Webb, Goyo, Jake McCuen, Genghis, Finn Kennedy

Artist sites and sounds:
  https://achilleswheel.com  and www.facebook.com/SolNovaBand/



Indie-folk & rock with searing finger-picking, absorbing lyrics, and playful high-energy

Tue. Sept. 4 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./ $20 door seated <21 w/parent

Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades. From the release of his breakthrough album, 1994 ' s Dog Eared Dream, to the launch of his own record label, Weasel Records, in 2005, Willy is an artist dedicated to delivering high-test, original musical experiences. His 2015 album, Human Kindness, featured the songs “ Train ” and “ Chippewa Boots, ” performed live on NPR ' s A Prairie Home Companion by Willy and his singing/songwriting partner, Carmen Nickerson. The pair teamed up again in 2016 to make Bonfire to Ash, a record of co-writes produced by Grammy award-winner Ben Wisch “ I found Willy on iTunes six years ago. Went to see him live and joined the converted. “
— Al Kooper (Bob Dylan/Blood, Sweat & Tears)

Artist sites and sounds:  http://willyporter.com and "Flying"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PctjXCksVao   and  "Jesus on the Grill"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ_EhI9Wkww and "AvailableLight"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_dNtcXhn28



“What a relief! Country music is alive and well—”  
Willie Watson

Wed. Sept. 5 at 7:30pm
  $10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

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Western Centuries players come with great pedigrees: Ethan Lawton worked with Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, Cahalen Morrison with Eli West, and Jim Miller with Donna the Buffalo. With their new album Songs from the Deluge , out April 6, 2018 on Free Dirt Records, Western Centuries brings three powerful songwriting voices together. “What a relief! Country music is alive and well. Great players, fine songwriting, and honest singers. These guys are doing it right.” — Willie Watson. "If it seems crazy to compare any band today to giants like the Band and the Flying Burrito Brothers, then call me crazy, but Western Centuries is the country supergroup we've been waiting for: three first-rate lead singers, each of whom writes solid, heartwarming and heartbreaking country songs, together in one band.” — Exclaim! Magazine.  Western Centuries' music crosses vastly differing geographies–the city, the southwest, the metaphysical. Their musical influences are diverse. Together, they weave a tapestry of western music, without sacrificing their hard-earned country dancehall sound. Songs from the Deluge will levitate heavy hearts, turn spilled beer into ballads, and bring country music home as literate, epic odysseys from parts unknown.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.westerncenturies.com/home



An unprecedented mashup of Retro Bollywood Music & American Blues

Fri. Sept. 7 at 8:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

"Really really, really hot stuff---it is a barn burner."   Elwood Blues aka Dan Aykroyd

This remarkable show is taking off all across the USA.

Aki Goes To Bollywood blends Retro Bollywood hits with Delta blues jams and ferocious blues harmonica. Though some instrumental albums and DJs have attempted to rearrange Bollywood music mixed with other genres, never before has an Indian blues musician fronting an American band so triumphantly recorded songs by the Indian film industry's biggest stars. Kumar notes, “I realized that many of the retro Indian songs I loved had, in fact, been influenced by American blues music and I wanted to bring them together.” Hailed as one of the top blues artists of the West Coast scene, the dynamic, charismatic and hard-hitting blues singer/harmonica player Kumar truly represents his musical DNA in this project — classic 1950s/60s Bollywood and down-home American blues. "Aki Kumar has combined the two disparate genres in an unforced musical fusion never before attempted and has pulled it off with breathtaking aplomb." Lee Hildebrand

Artist sites and sounds: www.akikumar.com/aki-goes-to-bollywood (THERE IS A GREAT VIDEO HERE)

 


A spicy mélange of Gypsy Jazz, New Orleans Second Line, Funk, and Swamp Rock.

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

Marla Stone (Lyons) adopted the name Star La'Moan for a songwriting contest years ago and the loose spoonerism stuck.  Now she is the band leader of her own outfit. The Kitchenettes (born in the kitchen of the Kuumbwa) are as varied as the music and are working on the first CD, "Outta the Kitchen, Into the Streets!"  Tonight's dance features everything AND the Kitchen Sink! 

Artist sites and sounds:  https://stonelyonsproductions.com/kitchenettes/



Blues Legend Corky
& Pop Diva, Eric Clapton and Elton John Collaborator Marcella

Thu. Sept. 13 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

Corky Siegel & Marcella Detroit will each be performing their famed singer-songwriter repertoire together with both on blues harp and piano, and with Marcella on guitar and ukulele, in a rare intimate evening with two of the country's most dynamic virtuosos and originators.  

Marcella Detroit:  

1. Co-wrote “Lay Down Sally” and toured with Eric Clapton for 7 years and contributed songs for his albums No Reason to Cry, Slowhand and Backless. 

2. Wrote and / or sang with Aretha Franklin, Burt Bacharach, Chaka Khan, Bob Seger, Leon Russell.

3. Recorded a CD with Elton John.

4. Was a member of the hit band Shakespears Sister with Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama

Corky Siegel , of The Siegal Schwall band,  is known internationally as one of the world's great blues harmonica players, and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader and author. Born Mark Paul Siegel in Chicago in 1943, Corky's professional music career began when he founded the now legendary Siegel-Schwall Band in Chicago in 1964 with guitarist Jim Schwall. The group was a major component of the young generation of white blues artists—also including Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite, Harvey Mandel, Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites and Michael Bloomfield—who learned the historic Chicago blues style at the feet and hands of such towering figures as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and Willie Dixon

Artist sites and sounds:  http://www.chamberblues.com and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcella_Detroit

Corky and Marcella “Lay Down Sally” Video:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPfeFGxvUL8



“The American Songster”
 Co-Founder Carolina Chocolate Drops  

Wed. Sept. 26 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$18 door seated <21 w/parent

Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area. He is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. Flemons is a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi-instrumentalist. He is considered an expert player on the Banjo, Fife, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Quills, and Rhythm Bones. He has performed with leading musicians, such as, Mike Seeger, Joe Thompson, Martin Simpson, Boo Hanks, Taj Mahal, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Guy Davis. He has been a professional touring musician for the past ten years and has traveled around the nation and the world presenting traditional folk and roots music to diverse audiences. Flemons has performed as a soloist at prestigious venues, such as, Carnegie Hall, Cecil Sharp House, the Grand Ole Opry, the Opening Ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Newport Folk Festival and represented the United States at the 2017 Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuching, Malaysia. In 2018, Flemons will release his first solo album titled “Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys” on GRAMMY Award winning record label Smithsonian Folkways. In 2005, Flemons co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops who have won a GRAMMY for Best Traditional Folk in 2010.

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



Ezra Lipp of Phil & Friends, Steve Adams of ALO, Roger Roger Riedlbauer of Jolie Holland

Thu. Sept. 27 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 + 

A beautiful blend of rhythmic jazz,
West African, unrestrained rock, classical and Indian ragas

Magic In The Other is Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends, Sean Hayes) Steve Adams (ALO, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers),   Roger Riedlbauer (Jolie Holland, Mercury Falls).  Magic In The Other assembled in early 2017, consisting of three in-demand Bay Area veterans - drummer and bandleader Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends, Sean Hayes), bass player Steve Adams (ALO, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers) and guitar wizard Roger Riedlbauer (Jolie Holland, Mercury Falls). Over the course of just a year, the trio has honed in on a contagious chemistry that beams with personality and is incredibly engaging to watch. It may be difficult to pin the band down to a specific genre, however, traces can be detected. Be it the rhythmic sophistication of jazz and West African music, the unrestrained spirit of rock n' roll, the compositional approach of western classical music, or the improvisatory intensity of North Indian ragas, the magic of the band ultimately lies in the skilled fusing of all of the above (and beyond) to create a sound fresh and unique all its own.

Artist sites and sounds: www.magicintheother.net



From SCOTLAND—dynamic young band playing Traditional Celtic flavored with Folk and Bluegrass

Tue. Oct. 2 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 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

Heron Valley are an energetic, young traditional band from Scotland who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country and Bluegrass styles. The five-piece, energy fuelled group comprises piper/guitarist/whistle player Euan McNab, banjo player/drummer Nick Hamilton, pianist Arlene Mackechnie, guitarist/vocalist Abigail Pryde and bassist Callum Cronin. Heron Valley released their debut album, Roam, in May 2017.

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



Eliza's new album SECULARIA releases on July 13

Wed. Oct. 3 at 7:30pm
$30 adv./$33 door seated <21 w/parent

Eliza Gilkyson:  Eliza Gilkyson is a two-time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have appeared in films, PBS specials and on prime-time TV.  A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, she has won countless Folk Alliance and Austin Music awards, including 2014's Songwriter of the Year. Eliza's music has always offered a vivid reflection of the times we live in, full of joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle and triumph in a world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.”  In 2014, she received a Grammy-nomination for her Red House Records release, The Nocturne Diaries.  Produced by her son, Cisco Ryder, it is a restless contemplative work inspired by the converging forces of her highest hopes and darkest fears. On stage, Eliza presents a vibrant mix of laugh-til-you-cry storytelling, political diatribe, love songs ranging from the global to the most intimate.

Nina Gerber:  "Nina's guitar style is wide and brave. As she glides thru this record project, she uses each of her guitars as if it's the one she was born to play. Acoustic or electric, she sounds beautiful, smokey, precise, full of the licks you love to hear, even though it sounds like you're hearing them fresh, for the first time, and some of them--you are. She's a player, folks--we're lucky to have her near---" Herb Pedersen.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://elizagilkyson.com and www.ninagerber.com


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

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

Backyard Birds: Linda Baker (vocals, electric guitar, ukulele), Jean Catino (vocals and ukulele), June Coha (vocals and ukulele), Larry Prather (bass) and Linc Russin (mandolin) - perform their fresh blend of vocal harmonies in a wide range of music, from Americana, rock and roll, alt-country and R&B to jazz standards and surprising songs you'll be singing all the way home. Formed in Santa Cruz, California, in 2017, the Birds have performed at Chaminade Resort and Spa, Davenport Roadhouse, The Food Lounge, and Bocci's Cellar, among other venues. The three women's close-knit harmonies and the band's acoustic stylings have drawn comparisons to the music of the T Sisters and Rosanne Cash, and their discerning selection of diverse and eclectic material is unique. Their covers include songs by Richard Thompson, Anna McGarrigle, First Aid Kit, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Imelda May, the Zombies, and the Beatles.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/pg/BackyardBirdsBand/about/?ref=page_internal



All-Star Tribute to Eric Clapton's Career: 

John Mayall, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos, The Solo Years

Sat. Oct. 13 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

Drew Zingg of Boz Scaggs and Steely Dan – Guitar

Dave Gonzales of Greg Allman– Guitar

Dale Ockerman of The Doobie Brothers and White Album –Keys and Guitars

Davit Tucker of Maria Muldaur and Tommy Castro --Drums

Kevin Krilanovich of Beggar Kings – Vocals

Bob Wider – Bass Ace

Imagine rocking out to Eric Clapton's life in music.  The blues of John Mayall, the power of Cream, the innovative blues-rock fusion of Blind Faith, the roots-rocking heaven that is Derek & The Dominos and the multi-hits of his solo years.  Imagine the incredible song list. Imagine it being delivered by an all-star band with this pedigree.

Artist sites and sounds: https://drewzingg.bandcamp.com and https://drewzingg.bandcamp.com



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

Wed. Oct. 17 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



“Expansive as an Eastern Oregon Sunset.” New York Times best-selling music writer Charles R. Cross  

Thu. Oct. 18 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Frank Barter writes, sings, and performs like a guy who's been beat up and still won't quit, like a guy who's been dumped but still has hope for a happy ending. Many of the songs on his Valley Entertainment release "Ready" feature gravel and silk, triumph and longing, and celebration and regret. Produced by Grammy Award winning Producer, Scott Mathews, Frank doesn't hold back for anyone or anything. New York Times best-selling music writer Charles R. Cross once described Frank Barter songs as “Expansive as an Eastern Oregon Sunset.” If you've never seen one of those, they're burning in the middle, sitting on top of a wheat field, with a golden glow on each side stretching the horizon forever. That's where Frank Barter takes you. He has toured the west coast and Pacific Northwest extensively and opened for Chuck Berry, John Haitt, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Russell, Johnny Copeland, Curtis Selgado, and Duffy Bishop to name a few. “It's possible to compare Frank Barter to any number of distinctive singer/songwriters: Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Bob Seger are names Barter's honest, simple-yet-complex songs most often evoke.” - Seattle Times

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



“Tony McManus is the leading Celtic guitarist worldwide. Julia's voice and fiddle are thrilling.

Wed. Dec. 12 at 7:30pm
$18 adv./$20 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

Tony McManus : "One of the premiere purveyors of Celtic music, McManus displays an incredible ability to capture the melodic nuances of that ancient genre" --Guitar Player Magazine “ Tony McManus is the leading Celtic guitarist worldwide and has just been listed as one of the 50 transcendental guitarists of all time by Guitar Player Magazine. While Tony is known as a soloist his frequent collaborations with diverse musicians have always been a significant part of his work. 

Julia Toaspern's bell like voice and her filigrane fiddle playing are thrilling. She moves effortlessly from fiddle to guitar, her solo is impressive.” SalonFestival . Julia Toaspern is a multi-talented musician from Berlin who combines classical training on violin and voice with a wide interest in genres such as jazz, baroque and traditional music. She has released two albums of original songs and has performed in both classical and singer/songwriter modes on both sides of the Atlantic. On top of all this her skills as a guitarist are prodigious and make and exciting fit with Tony's.

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



Guitar Player Magazine cover story: “one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar of all time.”

Wed. Dec. 26 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$17 door seated <21 w/parent

Peppino D'Agostino: "Peppino writes wonderful guitar pieces. He's one of my favorite composers for this cranky instrument. Plus, he's a tone player. I love his sound--he gets the resin and the wood.”  ~Leo Kottke. July 2017 Guitar Player Magazine cover story lists Peppino as one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar of all time. A native of Italy, D'Agostino has made his considerable international mark as a musical artist on the guitar since he arrived in America 31 years ago. The readers of Guitar Player voted him Best Acoustic Guitarist, and Acoustic Guitar's People's Choice Awards graced him with a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time for his release “Every Step of The Way”. 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.  To date Peppino has recorded 18 CD's, performed in over thirty 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

Guitar Player Magazine Cover Story: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zm8ku900q0mcn5b/Guitar%20Player%20article.pdf?dl=0

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