2591 Main St,
Soquel, CA 95073










  

A Little Bit o' Soul, Little Bit of Motown, and a Whole Lot of Fun!

Fri. July 17 at 5pm
  No Cover Seated <21 w/parent

 

Come see this amazing duo on guitar, harmonica, and vocals perform blues, rock, jazz, folk, bluegrass, and gypsy numbers. Harpin' Jonny of the Grooovehounds, the Primadons, and the Unpaid Bills teams up with Peter Clark of Lewis & Clark to for a powerhouse multi-genre presentation.

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


  

Tammi Brown is the fresh and new voice of the award-winning Lost American JazzBook

Sat. July 18  Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8:30pm
  $45 for dinner and show   Seated <21 w/parent

 

Tammi Brown is the fresh and new voice of the award-winning Lost American JazzBook, recently nominated for Best Jazz with Vocals album in the 18th IMA (Independent Music Awards).  Brown has performed with some of the most notable Music Industry Icons known to the world including renowned Music Producer, Quincy Jones, Stanley Jordan, Dr. Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, Spyro Gyra, and Eric Bibb to name a few. She is currently a vocalist in the two-time Grammy Award nominated Vocal Ensemble, The Cultural Heritage Choir led by the Legendary, Musicologist, Linda Tillery.  Tammi's music journey has placed her on several stages in more than ten countries worldwide including the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, The Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals, and various prestigious venues throughout Europe and abroad.

Yuji Tojo has a richly diverse International career working on a wide range of musical genres as a Guitarist, Studio Musician, Song Writer, Producer, and Recording Engineer. He has performed with a wide variety of artists from Lacy J. Dalton to Bab Olajunji.

Artist sites and sounds: www.tammibrown.com and www.yujitojo.com

Purchase your tickets now:  Call (831) 479-9777 (ext. 2) /
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Dance to Grateful Dead tunes
with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. July 19 at 5:30pm 
  $10  Seated <21 w/parent

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

Reserve your tickets now:  Call (831) 479-9777 (ext. 2) /
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Masterful Guitarist / Vocalist from the Congo enchants with his uplifting world music style

Sat. July 25 Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8:30pm
  $45 for dinner and show   Seated <21 w/parent

 

Elie Mabanza is a masterful guitarist, vocalist, & songwriter from Brazzaville, Congo, whose acoustic musical style blends his native African rhythms with world music influences from around the globe. The beauty and depth of his musical gifts are truly irresistible to the ear and the heart. Elie will be accompanied by some special guests for this concert including Ryan Price on Bass, and Drew Pieros on Percussion. The show will feature new music as well as cuts from his latest CD entitled "WA".  Elie currently resides in Ben Lomond, California. More info and samples of his music can be found on his web site and on his Facebook page.

Artist sites and sounds: www.eliemabanza.com

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Dance to Grateful Dead tunes
with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. July 26 at 5:30pm 
  $10  Seated <21 w/parent

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

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Covering Jazz & Pop standards by Amy Winehouse, Nora Jones, Miles Davis, Kenny Burrell and more

Fri. July 31 at 8:30pm
No Cover Seated <21 w/parent

 

Now's the Time, a pop jazz and blues trio consisting of Jen Karno on vocals, Rich Cowan on guitar and vocals and Jerry Whitney on bass.  We cover pop songs by Amy Winehouse and Nora Jones, jazz tunes by Miles Davis, Kenny Burrell and jazz vocal standards such as “Is You Is or Is You Ain't Ma' Baby”, “All of Me” and “Fever” to name just a few. Sit back, relax and enjoy the music, great for the soul. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/Nows-The-Time-100896748208586/




 


  

Jerry Garcia was born on Aug. 1, 1942 – Tonight we celebrate his birthday

Sat. Aug. 1 Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8:30pm
  $50 for dinner and show   Seated <21 w/parent

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 the 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.

Tonight's lineup of China Cats is:
Matt, Scott, Mike and Roger.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.thechinacats.com

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Dance to Grateful Dead tunes
with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. August 2 at 5:30pm 
  $10  Seated <21 w/parent

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

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Out of Santa Cruz's iconic rock band Snail come The Messiahs 

Fri. Aug. 7 at 8:30pm
No Cover Seated <21 w/parent

 

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

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


 


  

 

Celebrating Jerry Garcia's life and music

Sat. Aug. 8 Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8:30pm
  $50 for dinner and show   Seated <21 w/parent

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

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Dance to Grateful Dead tunes
with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Aug. 9 at 5:30pm 
  $10  Seated <21 w/parent

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

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"The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn't make sense but somehow does." LA Times

Sat. Aug. 15 Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8:30pm
  $50 for dinner and show   Seated <21 w/parent

From China to Iceland, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you've never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin' bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping! “When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. Dirty Cello — a four-piece band from San Francisco — makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.” Ashland Daily Tidings. "Dirty Cello's music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical." Oakland Magazine.  "The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman's playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you'll wonder why more bands don't have a cellist." Good Times Santa Cruz.  "A five-piece string ensemble that truly pushes the envelope and breaks the barriers, they blend blues, bluegrass and world music sounds with roots in the world of European classical music in a style that is unique and refreshing." Cloverdale Reveille

Artist sites and sounds:  www.dirtycello.com and https://www.facebook.com/events/689734794953475/

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Dance to Grateful Dead tunes
with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Aug 16 at 5:30pm 
  $10  Seated <21 w/parent

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

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LOCATION:
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073
Hours of Operation
Tue- Thu 8am-10pm
Fri & Sat- 8am-11:30pm
Sun 8am-10pm
Closed Monday
Phone: (831) 479-9777
Fax : (831) 479 9773
EMAIL: info@michaelsonmain.net