2591 Main St,
Soquel, CA 95073









From The Carolina's, easy, breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate from this genre-bending roots trio

Wed. May 23 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door  Dance– ages 21 +  

Dangermuffin:  Easy, breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate from this genre-bending roots trio. Dangermuffin brings thoughtful tunes that are both heartfelt and truthful. Their haunting harmonies and go-with-the-flow vibe invite listeners to kick back, relax, and be consumed by the ethereal rhythmic backbone and inspiring messages Dangermuffin has to offer. Lyrically, they evoke themes of self-discovery, ancient knowledge, and true awareness, all within a unique and casual approach. Heritage —it's more than a place on the map. In their sixth and most purposeful album to date.

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


Fun-loving, groove-driving, super dance band -- Soul, R&B and Classic Rock

Thu. May 24 at 7:30pm
$7 adv./$9 door Dance– ages 21 + 

Groovity: When the music simultaneously uplifts your mood AND shakes your booty down, then you are feeling the effects of Groovity! This is a fun-loving, groove-driving, super danceable cover band from Santa Cruz, CA, playing an eclectic mix of Soul, R&B and Classic Rock cover tunes. Groovity is influenced by Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, CCR, The Temptations, Buffalo Springfield, The Isley Brothers and more. Groovity will funk it up and deliver it to you smooth with strong, sexy lead vocals and solid-driving rhythms. This is an interactive, crowd-pleasing band and that knows how put the bump in your trunk and get you moving and grooving. Dress up as crazy as you like (we love a good costume party!!) and get ready to dance the night away.

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


Rock n Blues with strings attached -- Cello, violin, guitar, bass, congas, drums and vocals

Fri. May 25 at 5pm
NO COVER   
www.facebook.com/cheryljoeandtheshadyrest/
 

 

 





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

Fri. May 25 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



Sat. May 26 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door  Dance– ages 21 +  

Great music, Great fun and Good Vibrations--All the Beach Boys hits!  The California Beach Boys accurately create the fabulous music of the Beach Boys with authentic instruments, outfits and those famous harmonies.  Come experience Beach Boys music just like you remember it, in a live music concert! Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys Tribute influences come from growing up in the 60's and actually playing on stage with the Surf Legends such as: The Ventures, Surfaris, The Sunrays, and The Rivieras to mention a few.

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

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. May 27 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76













Roots Classic Rock Mountain
Jam Band sound ala Creedence,
Allman Brothers, Stones
and more

Wed. May 30 at 7:30pm
$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. 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.applecitysloughband.com



Bawdy Indie-Gypsy/New Orleans Band meets Alt-country and Blues-folk Band
Thu. May 31 at 7:30pm
$7 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 +  

Bon Bon Vivant  is an Indie-Gypsy/New Orleans band playing original bawdy gypsy swing, dark ballads and uptempo indie rock/dance music. Front-woman Abigail Cosio's songwriting is as fierce as it is heartbreaking, often compared to Amy Winehouse, Melody Gardot and Florence and the Machine. BBV pays homage to the New Orleans music tradition while infusing an indie/punk edge. Lauren Wahl & Simply Put:  Musician Lauren Wahl and her band 'Simply Put' has begun to make a name for themselves in the local Santa Cruz area. Lauren, former member of The Bluetail Flies and singer of Flypaper Blues, has started her own band to feature her ultimate passion: songwriting. Described as a mix between alt country and blues-folk, this band is a must see. Their first EP "Hello Baby" just released in March. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.bbvband.com   and   www.laurenwahlmusic.com

HAPPY HOUR
Rhan Wilson, Rick Zeek,
Patti Maxine & Michael Westendorp play Americana,
originals & soul

Fri. June 1 at 5pm
NO COVER   
www.rhanwilson.com/jazzthedog/



 



Dance tonight—Live again is heavily influenced by R&B and Soul of the 1960's and 70's

Fri. June 1 at 8pm
 $7 adv./$10 door dance- ages 21+

Alex Lucero & Live Again: Heavily influenced by R&B and Soul of the 1960's and 70's, lead singer/frontman, Alex Lucero showcases his timber and rasp as well as high falsetto in his live and studio performances. Ryan Price's bass playing is unmistakable to the Live Again sound and is a crucial element to whatever setting the band plays.  For over 5 years Live Again has been portraying their love of music to fans and audience members all around California. From their wide array of showcasing covers to their own original compositions, this band is always striving for the absolute best.

Artist sites and sounds: www.liveagainband.com



Funk, acid jazz and classic R&B
resulting in an infectious dance party 
Sat. June 2  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


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Jerry's Middle Finger

Sun. June 3 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76













Reigning International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion and Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter

Tue. June 5 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$12 door seated <21 w/parent  

Christie Lenée's unique guitar work is often compared to Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews, delivering profound instrumental compositions with heartfelt, consciously uplifting songs. Christie Lenée's pieces have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim in Nashville, live on National Television and Radio, on stage with artists such as Tim Reynolds (guitarist for Dave Matthews Band), Andy McKee, Amy Ray from the Indigo Girls, and Stanley Jordan to name a few. Her album "Live at the Hideaway Cafe" was one of three finalists for "Best Album of 2014" (Indie Acoustic Project Awards), including the song "Love Who You Are" nominated for a 2016 Posi Award in the category "Songs for Personal Transformation." 

Artist sites and sounds: http://christielenee.com and www.facebook.com/guitarplayermag/ and www.guitarplayer.com/frets/string-strategies and Videos: https://youtu.be/cp9zEbl-XQs and Christie with Tommy Emmanuel: https://youtu.be/pyp0GF_GUtQ



Americana with swing and verve with special guest Patti Maxine

Wed. June 6 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Ménage is four friends who play a variety of acoustic music, including Folk, Country, Americana, String Jazz and Originals with sterling harmonies and compelling instrumentals.  Ménage is Jay Bowyer, Wendy Treat, Ron Clegg and Cheryl D'Alessandro. For this show we will have Peter Young on upright Bass, world class steel guitarist Patti Maxine and some special friends helping us make for a special night.

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





An evening of gorgeously
hypnotic surf, soul &
shimmering neon jazz

Thu. June 7 at 8:30pm
$25 adv./$25 door  Dance– ages 21 + 
EVENING ONE OF TWO WITH MATTSON 2

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents   

Mattson 2: If you could soundtrack the jangle of the sea and the jazz of the surf, The Mattson 2 would most certainly be the composers. The identical twin guitar and drums duo are truly a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. The duo shimmers and shakes with the soaring modern wizardry of Jared Mattson's untamed, layered guitars and Jonathan Mattson's tribal jazz hard-bop drumming. They channel the gorgeously hypnotic gods of surf, sun, and neon-punk-jazz of our modern universe, evoking evolved realms of experimentalism, rhythm, and story.

Artist sites and sounds : www.mattson2.com/tour

HAPPY HOUR

Rock n Blues with strings attached -- Cello, violin, guitar, bass, congas, drums and vocals

Fri. June 8 at 5pm
NO COVER

www.facebook.com/cheryljoeandtheshadyrest/

 



Guitar Legend Calvin Keys joins Mattson 2 for an evening of gorgeously hypnotic surf, soul & neon jazz

Fri. June 8 at 9pm
$25 adv./$25 door  Dance– ages 21 + 
EVENING TWO OF TWO WITH MATTSON 2

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents    

Mattson 2: If you could soundtrack the jangle of the sea and the jazz of the surf, The Mattson 2 would most certainly be the composers. The identical twin guitar and drums duo are truly a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. The duo shimmers and shakes with the soaring modern wizardry of Jared Mattson's untamed, layered guitars and Jonathan Mattson's tribal jazz hard-bop drumming. They channel the gorgeously hypnotic gods of surf, sun, and neon-punk-jazz of our modern universe, evoking evolved realms of experimentalism, rhythm, and story. 

Calvin Keys : Guitar visionary Pat Metheny who has been a fan of Calvin Keys' since the start of his own career has called Calvin “the real deal” and has been so moved that he wrote the tune “Calvin's Keys”  which is on his Day Trip CD!! Keys has performed and recorded with Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, John Handy, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Marshall, Sonny Stitt, Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson and Leon William

Artist sites and sounds : www.mattson2.com/tour





Up-Tempo Rock Band That Delivers Unique
Covers to Keep
the Party Rockin

Sat. June 9 at 8pm
$8 advance / $10 door Dance– ages 21 + 

Hall Pass is a hard-charging, fun-loving band that will keep you rocking through the night. They mix songs from the 80's, 90's and today and give them the Hall Pass treatment. Blending rock, punk, and reggae, Hall Pass delivers classic covers, surprising song choices, and unique originals to keep the dance party going. They strive to maintain a unique set list that separates them from other bands. Hall Pass is a versatile four piece band. Martin Sweet is the talented lead and backing vocalist, a solid rhythm guitarist, and a major contributor to the band's original songs. Lauren Foos is the precise guitarist who always exceeds expectations. Eddie Star, the bass guitarist, brings the boom to the room with his improvisational stylings. Pat McMillan rounds out the group by maintaining a steady groove on the drums while singing lead and backing vocals. A Hall Pass show will keep you dancing to songs from Sublime and The Violent Femmes to 311 and Tom Petty. From Rancid and The Beatles to The Black Keys and Johnny Cash. From Joe Jackson and Led Zeppelin to Blink-182 and Dramarama. Get your Hall Pass for the evening and enjoy the show!

Artist sites and sounds:  www.hallpassband.net





Grammy Award Winning
Spellbinding Acoustic Guitarist
& Entertainer of Paul
McCartney & Wings

Sun. June 10 at 2pm
$25 adv./ $25 door seated <21 w/parent

 “Juber scores high marks for the clarion precision of his playing and for his tasteful arrangements” –  Downbeat.

 “A Master!“-   Pete Townshend, The Who

“The melodies, textures and harmonies he coaxes out of an acoustic guitar are absolutely spellbinding.” –  Guitar Player Magazine

GRAMMY winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. A music graduate of London's Goldsmith's College, he was featured guitar soloist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra before becoming established as a studio musician in the mid-1970's. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's Wings, with whom he won a Grammy, Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer. Juber, known to his fans as LJ, has released 25 solo albums which spotlight his unique touch and tone on acoustic guitar. The latest, LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles! is the third in his series of arrangements by the Fab Four. His LJ Plays The Beatles was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's all-time Top Ten albums.

Artist sites and sounds: www.laurencejuber.com

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Aardvark

Sun. June 10 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76













Canadian alternative country band from Saskatoon

Tue. June 12 at 8pm
  $15 adv./$15 door Dance– ages 21 + 
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

The Deep Dark Woods have developed an international following with particular success in the Americana realm, nominated alongside Alabama Shakes and Dawes for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2012 Americana Music Awards. Originally from Saskatchewan and now based on the west coast, The Deep Dark Woods fuse spooky prairie folk with Texas country blues and California psychedelia.

“For years, haunting ballads and rousing stompers that sound like they've been pulled from the darkest depths of history have been the bread and butter for Saskatchewan quintet Deep Dark Woods.” Vice Noisey

“often compared to other Canadian artists like The Band, Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young, The Deep Dark Woods have worked hard to create a loose, grungy folk sound that—for all its references to the past—is increasingly their own.” Paste.  New album is “Yarrow”

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

 


Everly Brothers to James Brown to Jeff Beck: “Nostradamus himself can't predict where a Beach Cowboy's cover may go”  Adam Joseph,
Carmel Pine Cone

Wed. June 13 at 7:30pm
$7 adv./$7 door Dance– ages 21 + 

A GRAPEVYNE MJSIC RENDEZVOUS

Beach Cowboys: Sammy Roye and Jack Hanson formed the Santa Cruz Beach Cowboys in 1998. 
Sammy plays the bass and he also sings lead.  He started his musical career during High School in the Palo Alto area. His first bass lesson was from a guy named Jerry Garcia.  Sammy's High School band was signed by Columbia Records.  His band played with San Francisco area bands such as Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service Lydia Pense, Tower of Power, Sly Stone, Creedence Clearwater, Stevie Nicks, and Janice Joplin's Big Brother. Jack is the guitarist and sings lead.  He is a local ‘Santa Cruzer' who became involved in music in his early teens.  Jack's influences range from Wes Montgomery and Miles Davis to Jeff Beck.  He is regarded as one of the most creative and original guitarists of the area. Drummers Don Rutter and Dave Price provide the kick and backbeat.  Blaine Deaton and John Tindle work the keyboards and sing as well.  Tim Floyd on pedal steel guitar gives us a tropical flair.  Tim's played with many recording artists, most recently Hank William's Jr.  These guys are joined by two gifted saxophone players, Jimmy Hannibal and Tamas Marius, to bring the house down every time they play.

Artist sites and sounds: https://sites.google.com/site/scbeachcowboyscom/home

The Music of
Traffic & Stevie Winwood





All Star band from Chicago, New York and Santa Cruz presents the music of Traffic and Steve Winwood

Thu. June 14 at 7:30pm
  $10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

All Star band from Chicago, New York and Santa Cruz presents the music of Traffic and Steve Winwood in an intimate setting.  The band stars John Kattke (Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, JR Wells and Otis Rush), Jay Moynihan (Buddy Guy), Jim Lewin from Edge of the West, John Hanrahan from Electric Love Supreme.  Don't miss this one-time special event!  They cover prime nuggets from the Traffic and Stevie Winwood songbooks—historic music spanning the history of Traffic and Stevie Winwood, including Blind Faith and Spencer Davis.

Artist sites and sounds: www.johnhanrahandrums.com

 

HAPPY HOUR
Rhan Wilson, Rick Zeek,
Patti Maxine & Michael Westendorp play Americana,
originals & soul

Fri. June 15 at 5pm
NO COVER   
www.rhanwilson.com/jazzthedog/



 







Americana-Soul Roots Rockers meet Rock n' Rollers with West African, Jazz and Indian Spices

Fri. June 15 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 + 

Eric Morrison & The Mysteries is an original Americana-Soul jam band out of Santa Cruz. Ca. rooted in the trajectory of a West Coast Santa Cruz sound and are playing in support of the debut album "No Wolves" recorded in Oakland Ca at The House of Faith “that has debuted at #32 on the roots rock charts with the singles "Bad Girl" and "Big Stacks of Money" as high as #5 on the singles charts.   These talented American roots rockers acts play Americana Soul spiced with blues, swamp rock, country influences, and a healthy heaping of R&B.

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: https://ericmorrisonandthemysteries.com and www.magicintheother.net





T he music of the Eagles with impeccable vocal harmonies and masterful musicianship

Sat. June 16 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 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

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. June 17 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76













Turtle Island's Jeremey Kittle – Celtic to Bluegrass
to Bach & More

Wed. June 20  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

Jeremy Kittle Trio:  Previously of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet, Jeremy Kittel has been a composer-arranger-collaborator for such diverse artists as My Morning Jacket, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. He blazes through a Bach violin partita as easily as a Scottish reel, bringing the same intense focus and precision to both. For the last few years the Michigan native, now based in Brooklyn, has been diligently building his own repertoire of music for a wholly original new group. This Jeremy Kittle Trio show features mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham (named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine) and guitarist Quinn Bachand (who's toured with fiddling icons Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster). Jeremy Kittle Trio's highly anticipated new album is set to release in April. “Kittel's group, with the mandolinist Joshua Pinkham and guitarist Quinn Bachand, takes the string band tradition to marvelously rarefied levels of collective virtuosity. Playing a repertoire from bluegrass to Bach to a strathspey and reel set--[they] sounded thrillingly spontaneous.  - Times UK

Artist sites and sounds:  www.jeremykittel.com





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

Thu. June 21 at 7:30pm
NO COVER  

http://thejointchiefsband.com


 

HAPPY HOUR
What an entertainer.
New Orleans native plays
30 instruments. "Al Frisby's
shows are like nothing you've
ever seen before!"
Back Beat Magazine

Fri. June 22 at 5pm
NO COVER   

 





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

Fri. June 22 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


Good Time Non-Stop Dancing to Rock, Reggae, Blues & Country All-Time Mega-Hits

Sat. June 23 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 + 

SPUN is a Santa Cruz/SF Bay Area band with over 20 years of professional performance experience. Members of SPUN have performed with or opened for: Smashmouth, Third Eye Blind, No Doubt, Train, Jason Bonham, The Beat Farmers, REO Speedwagon, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, The Tokens, & Mother Hips, to name a few. As the name suggests, SPUN spins a mix of cover tunes: rock, reggae, blues, dance, & country. SPUN also has a selection of original material to bring to the table. We take the music seriously (but not ourselves) with three-part harmonies and precise instrumentation. It's all about having a good time.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.spunsantacruz.com/gig/





“Her whimsical, often autobiographical songs are masterful. Funny and enticing—“ ?The New York Times

Sun. June 24 at 2pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent
PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS 

Amy Rigby:   “Her whimsical, often autobiographical songs are masterful. Funny and enticing, she is up there with the likes of Paul Simon and Randy Newman.” —  New York Times.  The Old Guys, Amy Rigby's first solo album in a dozen years, measures the weight of heroes, home; family, friends and time. Philip Roth and Bob Dylan, CD/cassette players, touring, the wisdom of age and Walter White, groupies, Robert Altman, egg creams and mentors are paid tribute. Twelve songs written unmistakably by Amy and recorded by Wreckless Eric in upstate New York, The Old Guys is the sound of a good girl grown up, never giving up. Amy Rigby has made a life out of writing and singing about life. She's released records on visionary independent labels Rounder, Matador, Signature Sounds and reborn Stiff Records as well as her and Eric's own Southern Domestic Recordings. She has toured the US, Canada, UK and Europe, appearing on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, World Cafe, Whad'Ya Know, All Things Considered, BBC Radio 6 Music's Marc Riley Show and Mountain Stage. Alex Lucero:   Heavily influenced by R&B and Soul of the 1960's and 70's, lead singer/frontman, Alex Lucero showcases his timber and rasp as well as high falsetto in his live and studio performances. Alex is frontman for Live Again. As a solo artists he plays some of the same songs but more singer-songwriter tunes. “My favorite genre is soul music—Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke. That's my wheelhouse. That's my favorite music of all time,” Lucero says. “I try to play that every single show we play, regardless of the lineup.” Lucero has two new albums—one solo, one with Live Again. Artist sites and sounds:  www.amyrigby.com  and  www.facebook.com/Alexluceromusic/

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. June 24 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76













She is hot on KPIG right now!  A gorgeous heartache-drenched voice ala Loretta Lynn
or Sheryl Crow

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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS 

Lyrically driven, the songs on Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band's old-school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk. Amanda says of the album, “I think it's just about life and all that that entails. Including but not limited to death, strangers, birthdays, money, leaving, arriving, seasons, corruption, and love.”Performing along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith on pedal steel and Stratocaster, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and Telecaster.

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters is the group's third release on Organic Records, and fifth album. Assembling the same the same team as 2016's On The Ropes Balsam Range's Tim Surrett steps in for the second time to co-produce this album along with Amanda. Its thirteen tracks were recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scott Barnett at Crossroads Studios in Arden, NC. There is an empathetic and charming wit engrained in Amanda's songwriting. She has a knack for accessing a deep well of emotion and applying it to her story-telling, whether she is writing from her own experiences or immersing herself into the melody of emotions in another person's life.

Artist sites and sounds: www.honeycutters.com





A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Featuring Smitty and Julija -- Ojai, CA artists known worldwide for their beautiful sound

Thu. June 28 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent
KIKI WOW PRESENTS

TO LEONARD WITH LOVE  is a wonderful and beautiful tribute to Leonard Cohen featuring vocalist/keyboardist Smitty West and vocalist/accordion player Julija whose harmonies are spot on as both sing with passion and conviction.  Audiences will enjoy the background stories of songs written by Leonard Cohen and the many performers who have covered his songs.  

Smitty and Julija's   recently-released album of original songs, “Made In Ojai” follows their top-selling CD and digital album, “To Leonard With Love,“ a tribute work to the songwriter Leonard Cohen.

Julija Zonic  (she responds with a smile to “Julia” or her native “Yooleeya”) is a Croatian-born singer, songwriter living in Ojai since 2008. A professional entertainer since childhood, her rich, sweet vocals and dynamic range cut across all song styles. Julija was a well-known young television and stage singer in the pre-war former Yugoslavia, before emigrating to the US in 1999.

Smitty West  — Pianist, vocalist, songwriter, 2009 MAVRIC award winner for song of the year. He was triple-nominated for song of the year, acoustic, foreign language, and comedy.  He's the principal pianist for the Ventura Jazz Orchestra. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.smittyandjulija.com

HAPPY HOUR
Rhan Wilson, Rick Zeek,
Patti Maxine & Michael Westendorp play Americana,
originals & soul

Fri. June 29 at 5pm
NO COVER   
www.rhanwilson.com/jazzthedog/



 





Tsunami band is an “out-the-gate, on-your-feet”, rock-n-roll dance band!

Fri. June 29 at 8pm
$8 adv./$8 door  seated <21 w/parent

Tsunami band is an “out-the-gate, on-your-feet”, rock-n-roll dance band! Comprised of 5 veteran musicians, they play high energy music with roots in 60's, 70's and 80's rock, with many surprises!  Tsunami cuts a new edge performing the great songs everyone remembers but few dare to cover.  They are renowned for their dynamic rhythm section, extraordinary guitar, and powerful vocals featuring three lead singers.

Artist sites and sounds: www.reverbnation.com/tsunamiband





Classic Motown Gems for an  Uptight, Outtasight Dance Party!

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

Catch Tammi Brown between her gigs with Quincy Jones

Local Motown and R/B dance band, Ten O'clock Lunch Band, bring their brand of funky fun, great harmonies and infectious groove-laden All Motown and R/B Revue . From Smoky to Gladys, Sam Cooke, Staples, Temptations, 4 Tops, Stevie Wonder, Jackie Wilson, Wilson Pickett, Arthur Conley, Bobby Blue Bland and beyond! George Z. leads this local, fun to dance to 7 piece outfitthat includes James Jamerson infused basslines by Jerry Whitney, do-it-all lead guitarist Glenn MacPherson , sweet harmony vocals and harmonica by Richie the Lip , and rock steady drumming by Pat Scirappa with Special Guests Sax master Armen Boyd, Jr (Big Bang Beat) and local Keyboard legend Otis Coen .  Tammi Brown joins Ten O'Clock Lunch band between her appearances this year and last year with Quincy Jones at the Hollywood Bowl

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



Inspired by Classic Rock with
influences from the Blues,
Motown, Jazz, Southern Rock,
and Soul

Thu. July 5 at 7:30pm
$8 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 +  

The Reckless Poets Band features electric guitar, electric baritone guitar, piano/organ, bass and drums, and vocals. Inspired by Classic Rock with influences from the Blues, Motown, Jazz, Southern Rock, and Soul--the band performs songs from the 60's and 70's as well as danceable originals. You could say we love to play BOTH kinds of music: OLD songs and NEW songs--Reckless Poets Style. Each one of the Reckless Poets has a unique background with plenty of musical diversity, yet there are many common threads running through this band. Improvisation is one of the major factors driving us, but connection with the song, the words, and the listener unify us.

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

 

A Tribute to Neil Young
Feel The Neil -- Full on electric open dance floor concert

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

Not So Young, out of Santa Cruz Ca, is a dedicated group of musicians that capture the mood and raw energy of the classic Neil Young song book. Representing over 40 years of Neil Young music, Not So Young delivers a wide assortment from the Godfather of Grunge. Every time you see “Not So Young” perform, you will be glad you came out to “Feel the Neil”!

Artist sites and sounds:  www.notsoyoungband.com


A Tribute Night of
Led Zepplin & Jimi Hendrix Music

Sat. July 7 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Shred Zeppelin: The love of Led Zeppelin music is what tethers these musicians together. We all marvel at the layers involved when studying Zeppelin songs. Each time we listen, we learn something new. We all live near The Ocean, and through Good Times Bad Times, Rock and Roll is always a part of our lives.  We hope you enjoy our tribute as we relive this great music!

Liquid Sky:  Liquid Sky is the San Francisco Bay Area's premier Jimi Hendrix tribute band. Formed out of the love and passion for his music, this tribute has dedicated themselves to carrying on the legacy of his music. Liquid Sky does all the hits and a lot of the deeper cuts. The show is extremely guitar driven and will not disappoint.  AND, Liquid Sky is very DANCEABLE .  They have carefully culled many of Hendrix groove oriented materials into their set list.   

Artist sites and sounds:  www.shredzeppelinband.com and www.facebook.com/liquidskytributeband/





Darol of David Grisman Quintet, Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss, and Montreux

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

Darol Anger is a unique fiddle guru, who spent three decades reinventing American string music to encompass his explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and music from around the world. The groups that he founded or co-founded include the David Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss, Montreux, and the Republic of Strings ensemble. His playing and composition overflow with passion, prodigious technique, and a generous sense of humor. He has spent his career enlightening and inspiring his fellow musicians, and vice-versa. That's where the Furies come in. The Furies , led by Darol and his musical partner singer/songwriter Emy Phelps, are a handpicked collection of multi-generational virtuoso musicians drawn from Darol's vast network of talent. When these powerful forces get together with Darol, the result is mythical, magical, musical mayhem.

Artist sites and sounds:    http://darolanger.com/index.php?page=about&family=projects&display=137





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

Cruz Control consisting of Vince Tuzzi (guitar/vocals and ukulele), Stan Parola (guitar/vocals/and ukulele/harmonica) and Gary (SweetPea) Cunningham on standup/electric bass/ukulele and vocals. 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 different kinds of music. Each member in the band has their own distinct following. Vince Tuzzi is a well-known solo artist, Gary Cunningham plays with Swirly Girls and Still Searchin' while Stan Parola also plays with Danceland & The Island Breeze Band.  

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





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

Thu. June 26 at 7:30pm
NO COVER  

http://thejointchiefsband.com


 

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