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Cosmic Pinball plus Space Heater

 



Cosmic Pinball is a funky soulful band with one foot in the swamp and one foot in the Kuiper belt

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

Cosmic Pinball : This 8 piece blend of veterans and new blood grew out of the swampy, intergalactic heart of Santa Cruz, California. Vocalists Taylor Rae (local singer/songwriter) and Scott MacDonald (sessions pro) take turns bringing the lead-vocal fire.  Bassist Pete Novembre (Aza, OM Trio, Elephino, Phatty Lumpkin) and drummer Bret Bailey (Shady Groove, Elephino, Blissninnies) lay down tight, punchy grooves that get feet and hips moving. Guitarist Mike Johnson (Room 9, Root System, Amee Chapman, Blazeen) and keyboardist Steve Sofranko (China Cats, Shaky Zimmerman, Zyg, Spirit of '76) shred solos to round out the thick sound, and Betsy Levy-Adams and Carrie Browde add seasoning with their soulful backup vocals. Honoring their roots while looking to the future, Cosmic Pinball takes you on a trip that starts on your back porch, visits neighboring galaxies, and ends at a disco-tech in Paris.

Space Heater is a Santa Cruz-based band with one foot planted firmly in the foundations of funk, while the other foot favors a galaxy far, far away. The band features Mike Spooner on percussion, Joaquin Spengemann on drums, Steve Rogers on bass and Mason Hicks & Ron Work on guitars. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.cosmic-pinball.com

Breakfast Klub

 



Non-stop 80's nostalgia-- The Bay Area's most infectious dance band comes to town

Sat. July 22 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21

Breakfast Klub :  The Breakfast Klub unleashes an array of 80's nostalgia, spanning the areas of New Wave and Top 40 hits of that decade. The crowds go wild as every song explodes into a blast from the past!  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.80s80s80s.com

Phil Marsh
featuring Patti Maxine & Tracy Parker of Henhouse



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

Sun. July 23 at 7pm
$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

The Goodbye Girls  featuring Molly Tuttle

 



Four Gals from US, Canada, and Sweden share a love for old-time, traditional bluegrass and Swedish traditional music

Tue. July 25 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$12 door   seated <21 w/parent
WELCOMED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERT

The Goodbye Girls are an exciting new quartet from Boston. These four musicians from the US, Canada, and Sweden formed the band out of a common love for old-time, traditional bluegrass and Swedish traditional music. Lena Jonsson on fiddle, Allison de Groot on clawhammer banjo, Brittany Karlson on bass, and Molly Tuttle on guitar & lead vocals are individually some of the best acoustic musicians around, and together they create a sound that is exciting, fresh and full of energy.  With international tours under their belt, bookings at festivals like Newport Folk Festival & Stockholm Folk Festival, reaching #1 on the Americana airplay direct charts, The Goodbye Girls are turning heads right out of the gate. The band has a dedication to honoring the musical styles in which they are rooted, and together they are re-imagining the repertoire in a unique and exciting way. Their original material sits comfortably between a raging old-time tune, a traditional bluegrass song or a Swedish polska in a playful balance between new and old. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.thegoodbyegirlsmusic.com

Flamin' Groovies
plus Matt Hollywood & the Bad Feelings feat. members of Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Warlocks




Since 1965 often considered one of the greatest rock n' roll bands ever

Fri. July 28 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door ALL STANDING 21+

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Flamin' Groovies story goes all the way back to 1965 when the band began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco, California. After a name change and a self-released 10 inch album called “Sneakers”, which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention of Columbia who signed them up and sent them into the studio with a big budget to record their first real album, “Supersnazz”, on the Epic label. Their next two albums were on Kama Sutra (home of their heroes, The Lovin' Spoonful): “Flamingo”, and the now revered classic “Teenage Head”.  Now in 2017, Jordan, Wilson led quartet have gone back into the studio to cut an album of brand new material. Having toured the world for the past five years, fans have been delighted with what is being called "a dream set list", including original songs the band has never performed before onstage. Newcomers are asking, "Why haven't I ever heard of this group?" It's hard to say just why the group hasn't gotten the attention they deserve (at least in the USA) but they're back to give everyone another chance at hearing and seeing just why those in the know consider them one of the greatest rock n' roll bands ever.

Matt Hollywood & the Bad Feelings : Beginning in 1991 with infamous psych-rock provocateurs The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Matt Hollywood has trodden many musical paths over the last two and a half decades. From deceptively accessible BJM standouts like Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth and Maybe Tomorrow, to the tripped-out folk pop of The Out Crowd, and the hazy elegance of Rebel Drones, Hollywood's songwriting has wandered through multiple genres, the playful experimentation always grounded in a core of earnest emotion. Drawing on such diverse influences as Cohen, Hazlewood, Morricone, Gainsbourg, and classic blues and country, Hollywood is returning to the road with music from his upcoming WavePOP Records release, as well as some old favorites and never-heard-live rarities.

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

www.elborrachobookings.com/artist/matt-hollywood-and-the-bad-feelings/

Buy your tickets now at: http://folkyeah.com/#/flamin-groovies-felton-728/

 

Moonalice

 



The  players move as one drawing from many genres & their experience playing with famous legendary bands

Sat. July 29 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 + 

Moonalice is a psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians. The band mixes a variety of genres and its shows feature extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. The audience is part of the experience and the music inspires dance as well as other forms of self expression. Every show features an original art poster, created by a well-known artist, and with its own unique Moonalice "legend". Moonalice plays mostly original material mixed with some covers, and during their extended freeform jams the band moves as one, drawing from many musical genres honed from years of experience playing with various major acts. Band members: Barry Sless - lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz), Pete Sears - keyboards, bass, guitar, vocals (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, original Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Phil Lesh & Friends, John Lee Hooker), Roger McNamee - rhythm and lead guitar, vocals, bass (The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers), and John Molo - drums, vocals (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones). The band manager is Big Steve Parish - Road Scholar, Medicine Man, Story Teller, Grateful Dead family member, and co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band. 

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

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers

 



Brimming with fiery melodies and Inspired by the historic Dixie Hummingbirds & Sister Rosetta Tharpe and current greats The Black Keys & Wilco

Sun. July 30 at 7pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers began as a collective of friends getting together in the summer of 2010. A choir of up to 15 revived the old Gospel spirit with songs like “I Shall Not Be Moved”, “12 Gates”, and “In My Time of Dying”.  Slowly they evolved into a band of 6, committed to embracing the richness found in early 20th century recordings. Influenced by past Gospel musicians such as The Dixie Hummingbirds, Washington Phillips and Sister Rosetta Tharpe as well as current bands like The Black Keys, Wilco, and Calexico, the band creates a unique style drawing from rhythm and blues, alt-country, indie rock and folk. A rousing celebration of traditional Americana music has always been the hallmark of The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers.  A full-length album released in 2015, Heavenly Fire, brims with fiery melodies and country moods, highlighting the band's notoriety for crafting original Gospel material.  Their debut album laid the foundation for two successful North American tours, including appearances at prestigious festivals such as Winnipeg Folk Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Austin City Limits, and Voodoo Fest of New Orleans.  

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

Jerry Garcia Birthday Bluegrass Bash with Dave Holodiloff Bluegrass Band

 



8th Annual Bash featuring a broad, danceable selection of songs spanning Jerry's career with  the Dead, Old and In The Way & more

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

Dave Holodiloff is bringing the bluegrass band to Don Quixote's for his 8th 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 classic 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".

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

Beachwood Sparks plus Mapache
with Liquid Lights by Mad Alchemy



A psych country dance tonight! The Daily Telegraph envisions Beachwood Sparks as “country through a kaleidoscope”

Fri. Aug. 4 at 9pm
$15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Beachwood Sparks  are an alternative psychedelic country band from Los Angeles. A Daily Telegraph article on America's underground psychedelic pop scene described Beachwood Sparks as “country through a kaleidoscope.” Beachwood Sparks evokes the mid- to late-'60s sounds of jangle pop bands like the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, while also drawing on the country-rock of Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers. 

Mapache:  Acid folk, California County folk, psychedelic ensemble

Artist sites and sounds: www.subpop.com/artists/beachwood_sparks and www.facebook.com/Mapache-214857241892832/

When Dove's  Cry  The Prince Tribute Show

 



Sat. Aug. 5 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21

When Dove's  Cry: More than just an impersonation, When Doves Cry, the Prince Tribute Show, is a dynamic and multi-talented 8-piece band that puts the integrity of the music Prince left us above all else.
Formed in late 2015 in Sacramento, California, the band taps into the heart of Prince's music like no other. We leave it all on the stage, every time we perform as audiences demand of his music. When Doves Cry - the Prince Tribute Show performs the iconic "Purple Rain" album in its entirety. Also performing all of his greatest hits as well as many songs other tributes won't touch. With a songlist of over 70 Prince songs (and growing), we can guarantee there's something in our show for both the casual and the die hard fans of Prince.We're proud to bring a live Prince tribute show that will take you through the illustrious career of one of the most prolific songwriters and performers that we will ever know.

Artist sites and sounds: www.whendovescrytribute.com

Vickie Shaw plus Jennie McNulty

 



An Evening of Standup Comedy

Sun. Aug. 6 at 7pm
$15 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Vickie Shaw returns to Northern California with her incredibly endearing (she's southern), sharp, don't- mess- with- her (she's southern)-comedy.  Vickie doesn't' have to go far from home for material.  As a recovering S.o.B. (Southern Baptist) and out lesbian mother of 3 grown children and 3 "perfect" granddaughters as well as her partner, the infamous, "Sgt. Patch," there's enough material to fill a hundred hours!  You'll be laughing from start to finish and, by the end of the night, you feel like family.  Dysfunctional, perhaps, but family.  Don't miss this!

* She performs on 3 or 4 Olivia trips a year / * She's had her own one woman show on Logo / * Was featured in the documentary, "Laughing Matters" /** Comedy Central, Bravo, and A&E / * Countless HRC, Pride, and LGBT events.

 Jennie McNulty: The New England Blade named Jennie McNulty, “One of the premiere comedians in the country.” The Examiner called her an, “infectiously energetic, remarkably deft comic with a warm disarming style and some of the best improv skills in the business.”  And Curve magazine rates her amongst the “Top 10 lesbian comics.”  Her playfully sarcastic style wins over every crowd the moment she takes the stage.  With topics ranging from her love of sports (she plays women's pro tackle football) to current events to whatever the audience throws at her.  No two shows are alike.  Come check one out.  Her show, "Walking Funny With---" on  www.afterellen.com was a big hit and is coming soon as a new podcast - current episodes are available on Jennie's Facebook page. 

* She's been on Logo, NBC, TLC / *  Has worked for Olivia and Atlantis Cruises and Resorts / * Has entertained the troops overseas / *  Also done countless, Pride, LGBT, etc events

 Artist sites and sounds: www.vickieshaw.com  and  www.facebook.com/jennie.mcnulty

UTURN plus Gary Blackburn

 



Compassionate Friends Dance and Celebration Of Life

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

UTURN: The rocking rhythms, solid grooves and all out sincere fun are what puts UTURN in the drivers seat when it comes to getting the party started - and keeping it going. They might play songs you know but you haven't heard them like this. The band is built on the hard-hitting beats laid down by Tom Duncan on drums, Dan Waller on bass and Tim McNulty on rhythm guitars. Bud Denton and Gary Blackburn hammer out the lead and rhythm guitars. Everyone sings. This lends itself to naturally offering a wide variety of song selection with the stipulation that if it doesn't get people on the dance floor-- it won't be played.

Gary Blackburn :   As a Singer/Songwriter, Gary brings together his smooth vocals and stylized guitar picking to form his own unique sound in the Country, Blues, Rock genre. With such influences from James Taylor to Todd Rundgren, Hank Williams Sr. to Dwight Yoakam. Developing his own personal style to his originals, blending old school with contemporary, along with an intimate and emotional stage presence

Compassionate Friends: The mission of The Compassionate Friends: 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.compassionatefriends.org and www.facebook.com/UTURN-871111646245709/ and Gary www.reverbnation.com/rpk/bio/4279779

Monkey, Tingly  (featuring members of Skankin' Pickle and Neosoreskin ), Fulminante

 





An Epic Ska and Reggae Dance Party

GET OUT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

Fri. Aug. 11 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

Monkey: MONKEY is a 5 piece high-energy organ driven, Ska/Reggae group from the SF Bay Area. Intense live shows and rock-steady rhythms not only get the crowds dancing, it has won the band several awards, including the prestigious California Music Award (BAMMIE)!

Tingly (featuring members of Skankin' Pickle and Neosoreskin ): Mike Mattingly (ex Skankin' Pickle front man) is Tinglymusic. He took his skatronic creations and used a real band to create his latest album, "Free Mangos! Only 25 cents!" His style varies depending on the mood. "Shake It Loose", was created with guitar, bass and piano along with a computer band. This style can best be described as Skatronic.

Fulminante: Latin Punk Party y mucho mas! Formed in Early 2015, Fulminante is a 3 piece band based out of Santa Cruz, Ca, bringing their energetic style to the Bay Area and beyond. Fulminante gets their name from the Spanish word for explosive, a fitting name for a band with high energy and bombastic music! Fulminante is ready to bring their explosive set to YOU! Setting out to make some damn good Rock En Roll with their own signature style and passion.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/Monkeyska/ and http://tinglymusic.com/tinglymusic.com/Tingly_Intro.html and https://fulminanteband.com

Buy your tickets now at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3019994

The Jerry Celebration Band

 




Celebrating the music and life of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead

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

THREE BIG SETS: 1 ACOUSTIC AND 2 ELECTRIC            

The San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California are replete with super musicians playing in Grateful Dead tribute bands.  These musicians are traveling to Felton in Santa Cruz County and coming together on Don Quixote's stage on August 12, to celebrate his musical legacy.  Jerry left us on August 9, 1995.  The musicians will rotate in various formations to present a non stop evening of musical magic.  This all-star cast includes members of Slugs & Roses, The China Cats, Front Street, Mars Hotel, Cryptical, Live Dead, Play Live Dead, Workingman's Ed, The Dead Guise, Totally Dead, Aardvark, Dedicated Maniacs, and more ! 

Taimane

 



She is a ukulele phenom—Hawaiian, to Bach, to Zeppelin to Flamenco

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

Taimane translates to diamond from Samoan and perfectly reflects the different facets of her nature. Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane has the ability to morph genres – from classical to rock to flamenco – and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawai`i, where she grew up. When Don Ho caught wind of the talented teen, he invited her to join him as part of his venerable variety show at the Waikiki Beachcomber, further fueling Taimane's desire to perform for and connect with audiences. In addition to performing her own distinctive versions of well-known pieces, Taimane weaves in original compositions that are as far ranging as her musical tastes. With the fierceness of a rocker, and the grace of a dancer, Taimane and her music are wowing ever-larger audiences. She lights up rooms wherever she goes, sparkling like the diamond that she is.

Don't miss Hawaii ukulele virtuoso, Taimane, making her Santa Cruz County debut at Don Quixote's - part of Taimane's Western Winds Tour which kicks off when she joins Michael Franti on stage Thursday July 13th at iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.

Check out Taimane's latest jaw dropping UKE video "Celebrating America" on YouTube:   https://youtu.be/qM2mPYM0i1Y

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

Matthew Sweet

 



“Tomorrow Forever” could be described as Matthew Sweet's “All Things Must Pass”

Thu. Aug. 17 at 8pm
$25 adv. /$25 door  Dance – ages 21 +

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Matthew Sweet:   Tomorrow Forever, Matthew Sweet's fifth album of new material in this century, the first since 2011's Modern Art and 14th overall in a recording career spanning more than three decades, is teeming with his signature sounds and ongoing preoccupations. But the expansive 17-song work—available June 16, 2017 in CD, double 180-gram-vinyl LP, CD and digital configurations via Sweet's own newly launched Honeycomb Hideout imprint through Sony's RED Distribution—takes these familiar elements into previously unexplored territory, reflecting profound changes in his life. Essentially, Tomorrow Forever contemplates a knotty epistemological question: Does what is real extend beyond what the consciousness can readily grasp?

Artist sites and sounds:   www.matthewsweet.com

Buy your tickets now at: http://folkyeah.com/#/matthew-sweet-felton-817/

Painted Mandolin  plus Peck & Penn



ACOUSTIC GARCIA with Joe Craven (of Garcia / Grisman Band), Matt Hartle, Larry Graff, Roger Sideman

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


Painted Mandolin: How do you possibly spice up the acoustic musical gumbo cooked up by Jerry Garcia over his 50 years of pickin'? You need more than great players, you need highly creative, innovative, spice masters to make it hot and fresh and imminently danceable. You need Painted Mandolin! Painted Mandolin explores the acoustic side of Jerry Garcia from his Jug Band days to Old and In the Way through the Dead's ‘Reckoning period, and the Garcia / Grisman Band. The Acoustic Garcia band includes: Matt Hartle, lead guitar in Spirit of 76, China Cats, and Shady Groove; Larry Graff, lead guitar in the Banana Slug String Band, and Slugs n' Roses; Roger Sideman, Bass in the China Cats, and David Gans & Sycamore Slough String Band; Joe Craven, Violin/Mandolin, was a member of the Garcia Grisman Band from 1991-1994, and a member of the David Grisman Quintet from 1989-2004. 

Peck & Penn  is an Americana-roots duo comprised of counter coastal compatriots; San Francisco based Elliott Peck and Jesse Bardwell who currently hangs his hat in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Peck stays busy back home singing, playing guitar and piano in her band Midnight North in addition to singing with Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead's band Phil Lesh and Friends. Bardwell has been relentlessly filling rooms with a passionate sound since 2005 playing between here and everywhere else in Quimby Mountain Band and solo alike, sharing the bill with acts such as Railroad Earth, John Gintys Brother Buddha, the Radiators and countless others. Together the two fashion a refulgent blend of old-time country, Americana, roots and folk music. Their live performances are comprised of both original works and a few pieces of adoration pulled from the time-strewn pages of the great American songbook.

Artist sites and sounds: www.paintedmandolin.com and www.peckandpenn.com

Mischa's Country & Western Birthday Bash
Miss Lonely Hearts, Carolyn Sills Combo, Jesse Daniel and the Slow Learners





Sat. Aug 19 at 8:30pm
$10 adv./$12 door    Dance – ages 21 +

Miss Lonely Hearts : Miss Lonely Hearts is a five-piece (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel/ fiddle, drums, upright bass) Honky Tonk band from Santa Cruz. Miss Lonely Hearts recorded their 4th full length album “Lost Highway” in the spring of 2016.In 2015 the boys went on their first USA tour and played over 150 shows in the last 2 years. They frequently tour the Pacific Northwest and recently toured with “The Devil Makes Three” incl. 2 shows in Canada. Tonight's Country & Western bash celebrates Miss Lonely Hearts' Mischa Gasch's birthday.

Carolyn Sills Combo: Nominated for a 2016 and 2017 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group of the year and a 2016 Academy of Western Artist Award for Western Swing group and album of the year, fans of classic country and western swing are falling in love with the band's original songs, written and produced by Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband,
Gerard Egan.  Their current release, Dime Stories Vol 2, was named by No Depression as one of the top new release of 2016. The combo includes top Monterey Bay area players Charlie Joe Wallace on steel guitar, Jim Norris on drums and Sunshine Jackson on harmony vocals and percussion.

Jesse Daniel and the Slow Learners: "Raised in an old barn, deep in a mountain range, Jesse Daniel possesses an authenticity one would only find in a person who has lived the highs and lows he sings about."  Good Times

Artist sites and sounds: http://misslonelyheartsband.com  and  www.carolynsills.com and www.jessedanielmusic.com

Jason Eady plus Courtney Patton

 



Brilliant new look at old-school honky-tonk & multiple styles of die-hard country

Sun. Aug. 20 at 7pm
$10 ad./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Jason Eady: Jason Eady's inspired new album Daylight & Dark embraces multiple styles of die-hard country music to weave together 11 songs about the deep, messy details of love and life. The disc is sequenced to follow the arc of one man's journey through the complexities of the heart. But the semi-autobiographical Daylight & Dark is not a concept album. Instead, it's a powerful study in honesty; a collection of real stories populated by real characters that coalesced around Eady's title track. “The moment I came up with the first verse and chorus of ‘Daylight & Dark' was a breakthrough,” Eady relates. “I understood that what I wanted to convey in the album is that life is not simple. Most songs don't do that. They're either happy or sad. But life doesn't work that way. Most of the time we live somewhere in between. And that place is between the daylight and the dark.” It took roughly three months for Eady to write and begin recording these songs that he describes as “going beyond the surface and digging into the little cracks in our lives, our dreams and our desires — the things that keep us from connecting, that we all have to deal with, all the time.” Eady's sixth release is the follow-up to 2012's AM Country Heaven, an artistic and commercial breakthrough that cracked the Top 40 on Billboard's Country Albums chart, boasting an old-school honky-tonk sound and a complete lack of artifice. 

Courtney Patton : “When I hear Courtney I hear something absolutely unique that makes me think of the legendary voices of music … she makes you both forget and remember how many descriptive words you know.” – Drew Kennedy

Artist sites and sounds:  www.jasoneady.com and www.courtneypatton.com


It's A Beautiful Day

 



San Francisco Rock Royalty with songs like "White Bird", "Bombay Calling", "Wasted Union Blues" and "Time Is"

Thu. Aug. 24 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door   dance ages 21 +

It's A Beautiful Day along with Santana are considered to be "2nd wave" bands that emerged from the San Francisco bay area in the late sixties. Moreover, like Santana, IABD headlined at the Fillmore West prior to recording an album. Their debut 1968 LP the self titled "It's A Beautiful Day" was laced with classic cuts such as "White Bird", "Bombay Calling", "Wasted Union Blues" and "Time Is" The single off the LP "White Bird" quickly became part of the FM play lists and is considered a classic of rock music.   

Artist sites and sounds: www.davidlaflamme.com

Country Joe McDonald featuring the Electric Music Band 50th Anniversary show celebrating Electric Music for the Mind & Body


 



Fri. Aug. 25 at 8pm
$20 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

The program will include in its entirety Country Joe & The Fish's landmark 1967 debut album “Electric Music For The Mind & Body,” along with an acoustic segment. On the former material, Joe will be backed by the Electric Music Band, a quintet led by Grammy-nominated writer and archivist Alec Palao. Joining him to accompany McDonald are guitarists Matt Piucci (Rain Parade, Hellenes) and Derek See (Gentle Cycle, Strangers In A Strange Land), Jozef Becker (Thin White Rope, Loud Family) on drums and Andrea Hensler (Flower Furnace, Jean Genies). EMB will be opening the show with a set of classic covers from the era. Palao assures that the proceedings will “exceedingly psychedelic”. Country Joe McDonald will make a rare appearance performing classic material from the era of Country Joe & The Fish – the Berkeley group who today widely acknowledged as pioneers of psychedelic rock music. Joe's band plays a set of historic covers from the era. Then Joe does a short solo set of songs & hilarious stories, then they come out & do the full Electric Music album along with Joe's best known songs. Country Joe McDonald straddles the two polar events of the 60s -- Woodstock and the Vietnam War. The first Country Joe and the Fish record was released in 1965, in time for the Vietnam Day Teach-In anti-war protest in Berkeley, California. He sang one of the great anthems of the era, “I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag,” to an audience of a half-million at the Woodstock Arts and Music Festival in 1969. 

Artist sites and sounds:   www.countryjoe.com

Ruaile Buaile

 

 



From the heart of Ireland comes a fresh young Irish Trad / Pop / Folk group

Sun. Aug. 27 at 7pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Ruaile Buaile are a young Irish based four piece modern day Trad / Pop / Folk group from Offaly in the heart of Ireland.The four friends Niall (vocals and guitar), Arthur (fiddle and banjo), Shane (vocals and bass) and Jack (Cajun and banjo) formed in 2011, and have been gaining support from music fans and festival goers across Ireland, UK, Germany, Holland, France, United Arab Emirates, and America to date, with interest from festival organisers in Sweden, Austria, Australia , coming on board for next year. From a small start to the world stage in only a few short years Ruaile Buaile are set to become a household name on the festival scene around the world with their own style of high energy ground thumping celtic beats with a little irish charm and flare these four young award-winning musicians are setting the pace for some of the better known established acts to follow.After they're show at this year's Rose of Tralee festival organiser Peter Karim said “we were suitably impressed by the group's performance at the world-famous festival this summer . Ruaile Buaile never fail to blow the crowd away with their fresh upbeat and energetic show, that leaves every member of the audience with a smile on their faces. They are a breath of fresh air” 

Artist sites and sounds: http://ruailebuaile.ie

Here We Go Magic

 



 

Fascinating, experimental, ambitious, indie rock

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Mon. Aug. 28 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door dance ages 21 +

“I start with the idea that I'm going to make a seven-minute drone piece--- And then the Paul McCartney in me rears its head.” Luke Temple can't help himself. It's in his blood, his soul, this natural inclination towards the immediate and the accessible, the embracing of evergreen pop sensibilities (and no, “pop” is never a dirty word). These qualities have shone through in spades on previous albums from the band he co-founded, fronts and forms the creative core of, New York-based Here We Go Magic. Always experimental, always ambitious, the 2008-formed band has taken indie rock on fascinating tangents across two Secretly Canadian-released, critically acclaimed LPs to date, 2010's Pigeons and 2012's Nigel Godrich-produced A Different Ship, which followed a largely self-recorded eponymous debut of 2009. Be Small, the band's fourth full-length record, is equally instant to click with its audience – but the processes informing its production saw them take fresh approaches to their craft. 

Artist sites and sounds: http://herewegomagicband.tumblr.com

EmiSunshine plus The Rain

 



She's 13, has appeared at Grand Old Opry 12 times and is a sassy, strikingly powerful, ultra-entertainer

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

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

EmiSunshine: It's nearly impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, the 13-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee who has captured the nation's attention and enchanted hearts-a-many with her musical wizardry. Born Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been surrounded by family members who possess a genuine love for “salt-of-the-earth,” mountain melodies and lyrics. Emi embraced the classic country, blues and folk music that echoed throughout her Madisonville, TN home. Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist. Influenced by legends (Loretta Lynn/Tanya Tucker/ TheLouvin Brothers), she is a throwback to earlier eras of country music when trendsetters like Bessie Smith, June Carter, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams made history. The sassy, strikingly powerful, ultra-entertainer is bound and determined to follow in their footsteps, and while she has some pretty big shoes to fill, this little lady fits the bill. Since her breakout at just nine years old, Emi has played the Grand Ole Opry 12 times, appeared on The Today Show, garnered more than 14 Million YouTube views and a half million Facebook followers. The EmiSunshine bandwagon is loaded with adoring fans numbered in the millions from all over the globe. Personal musical heroes have been captivated by her commanding stage presence; Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and The Grateful Dead (to name just a few) have stepped forward to sing the praises of EmiSunshine.

The Rain is EmiSunshine's outstanding band who will be also be opening the show.

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

Light Rain, Crystal Silmi & Raks Arabi, Helene & Belly Dance International

 



Thu. Aug. 31 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Light Rain bring their unique hybrid of American and Arabic music to charm the dancers. With the moody violin of Doug Adamz, the haunting melodies from the guitar and banjo of Russ Gauthier, dynamic drumming of Tim Bolling, and the bluesy base of Bill Amanteek, they create mysterious and romantic music which sings to the gypsy in our souls.

Crystal Silmi:  International Bellydance instructor and performer Crystal Silmi currently resides in Madrid, Spain. She is director of the Raks Arabi Dance Company and is reunited in this spectacular show with members: Jill Baker and Amber Dratz. Also featured are stunning soloists: Janette, Sese, Kristy, Isadorah, and Chelsie.

Helene is director of Belly Dance International and has been teaching, performing, and promoting Middle Eastern and North African dance and music for over 25 years. She was a recipient of the Gail Rich Award in 2002 for her significant contribution to the arts in Santa Cruz County.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.dougadamz.com and www.crystalsilmi.com and www.bellydancebyjill.com and www.bellydancebasics.com

Tony McManus 7:30pm Concert

 



Guitar Virtuosity from the Soul

Sun. Sept. 3 at 7:30pm
$16 adv. / $18 door seated <21 w/parent

$2 discount to Members of The Celtic Society on either price by way of rebate at door only

Tony McManus:  To find a unique voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable. Tony McManus has come to be recognised throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. In Tony's hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional impact of the music.

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

George Kahumoku Jr.

 



Grammy Award winning Hawaiian master slack key guitarist, songwriter, world-traveling performer

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

George Kahumoku: There's a reason he's been called Hawaii's Renaissance man: George Kahumoku Jr. is a multiple Grammy Award winning master slack key guitarist, songwriter, world-traveling performer, teacher, artist, story-teller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur. He hosts a weekly show on Maui called George Kahumoku Jr's Slack Key Show: Masters of Hawaiian Music which just celebrated it's12th Anniversary. He has recently recorded a new CD, Paniolo Slack Key – Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy. He will be touring in February-March 2016 and will hold his week-long Annual Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Workshop on Maui in June. Around all of this he cultivates taro and raises goats on his upland Maui farm.

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

Lee Benoit Family Band

 



Cajun Music Hall Of Famer from South Louisiana

Thu. Sept. 14 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door dance ages 21 +

Lee Benoit Family Band: Lee Benoit is a multi-award winning musician with the Cajun French Music Association. He has one of the most active Cajun dance bands from South Louisiana performing five nights a week at the most popular Cajun venues from Breaux Bridge to New Orleans Louisiana and occasionally takes his music on the road and performs at folk festivals and special events throughout the world.  He is proud of his Cajun heritage and is truly devoted to performing traditional and contemporary Cajun music with dignity and professionalism. His group is one of the smoothest sounding Cajun dance bands that you will ever hear . 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.leebenoit.com

R. Carlos Nakai Trio
featuring William Eaton & Will Clipman



The world's premier performer of and composer for the Native American flute

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

R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of and composer for the Native American flute. Nakai has released thirty-six albums on Canyon Records, including two Gold Records, and has sold over four million albums worldwide. Nakai has received 10 GRAMMY nominations. William Eaton, a musician, composer, recording artist and instrument maker whose imaginative harp guitars and multi-stringed instruments have been recognized world-wide, is the Director and co-founder of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, a guitar making school in Phoenix. Eaton received the Arizona Governors Arts Award in 2015. Will Clipman has been a drummer since the age of three, and has since then mastered a pan-global palette of instruments in addition to the traditional drum set. He has recorded over fifty albums, half of those for Canyon Records, and has received numerous awards including 7 GRAMMY nominations. 

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

Corky Siegel & Matthew Santos  
7pm Concert

 



Corky Siegel blues legend of Siegel – Schwall and Matthew Santos, voice of the platinum selling hit “Superstar”

Sun. Sept. 24 at 7pm
$15 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent

Announcing the tour of Blues legend Corky Siegel, considered to be among the best harmonica virtuosos and superb jazz pianists and the only Bluesman to record on prestigious classical label Deutsche Grammophon which was a blockbuster in sales and likewise his chamber ensemble, Chamber Blues is the only classical group on Blues giant Alligator Records. Corky teams up with two time Grammy nominee Matthew Santos whose meteoric career was launched as the voice on the certified platinum selling hit, Superstar  with Lupe Fiasco.  If you are a fan of great artists like John Legend, Jeff Buckley and Bon Iver you are going to love Matt Santos.  What a dynamic duo with Matt and Corky Siegel of the legendary Siegel – Schwall band. 

Artist sites and sounds:   http://www.corkymusic.com and www.matthewsantos.com

Pierre Bensusan

 



French Guitarist extraordinaire: "Best World Music Guitar Player " by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine

Thu. Sept. 28 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Pierre Bensusan: Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014), "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his first album, "Près de Paris" (Switzerland, 1976), "Best World Music Guitar Player " by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and world musicians today. Born in Oran, French-Algeria, in 1957, when France was decolonizing its Empire, Pierre Bensusan's family moved to Paris when he was 4. He began formal studies on piano at the age of 7 and at 11 taught himself guitar. Influenced in those early days by the folk revival blooming in Britain, France and North America, Bensusan began first to explore his own diverse musical heritage and then the horizons beyond. 

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

Low Lily with John Whelan



 



Masterful players fusing styles ranging from Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds

Wed. Oct. 4  at 7:30pm
  $15 adv./$18 door seated <21 w/parent

Members receive $2 discount on the above prices by way of rebate at the door
PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

Low Lily: "(Low Lily) takes roots music into areas that have not been explored fully and it sounds exceptional and refreshing... (respectful) of another time with modern clarity and restrained power." –No Depression.  The string and vocal trio Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar) Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass, to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds.  When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.

John Whelan a winner of several Irish and English button accordion championships, was a featured musician in the spectacular Irish music and dance show “Riverdance,”Although John grew up near London in Dunstable, England, he was raised on the fiddle and pipe music of Ireland. Dunstable has a large Irish community, and his father, Denis, was from Ireland's County Wexford.  
  Artist sites and sounds:  www.lowlily.com and http://johnwhelanmusic.com

Story Road

 



featuring Collen Rainey of Solas & John Weed  and  Stuart Mason  of Molly's Revenge

Thu. Oct. 5 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Story Road: Story Road is a collaboration between 4 of America's premier Irish traditional musicians, John Weed, Stuart Mason, Colleen Raney, and Ryan Davidson.  Known for their dynamic live shows, the band's repertoire of tunes and songs is culled from the rich traditions of Ireland, Scotland, and the American South. Vocalist  Colleen Raney  has been referred to as “among the best in her genre,”  (Irish Music Magazine)  and “one of America's best traditional singers”  (Tradconnect) . Colleen has toured extensively both at home and abroad, and has recently been touring as a guest vocalist for the internationally recognized Irish band,  Solas .   John Weed  and  Stuart Mason  are members of Molly's Revenge, a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. 

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

Foreverland

 



An Electrifying 14 Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson

Sat. Oct. 7 at 8pm
$17 adv./$20 door dance ages 21 +

Foreveland is a 14-piece tribute to one of the most amazing entertainers in the world, Mr. Michael Jackson.
Based in San Francisco, the group was formed in March of 2009 to honor Michael's musical genius and legendary showmanship. With four lead vocalists, four horns and a six-piece rhythm section, the ensemble is best described as a "Remarkable and Rocking Michael Jackson Revue."  Rather than be limited by a MJ impersonator and pre-recorded backing tracks, the band's unique approach is to celebrate the larger than life performances, imagination and infectious spirit of this legendary artist. The result is a fabulous and thumping 14-piece show band that pays homage to MJ's undeniable talent and timeless dance music.  And as the band likes to say, "Don't Blame It On The Sunshine, Don't Blame It On The Moonlight, Don't Blame It On The Good Times, BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE! 

Artist sites and sounds: www.foreverlandsf.com

California Beach Boys 

 



Great music, Great fun and Good Vibrations--All the Beach Boys hits!

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

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:   www.californiabeachboys.com

 

Gypsy Soul

 



“---they forge a musical journey of deep questions, curiosities and illuminations.” - Sue Ennis (Heart Multi-Platinum Songwriter) 

Thu. Oct. 19 at 7:30pm
 $15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Gypsy Soul: Authentic and excellence are the words most often used to describe Gypsy Soul and their music. The duo's multicultural heritage helps inform both their message and sound, attracting audiences with their soulful blend of Roots, Pop, Blues, Soul and Jazz.  Their wistful story began in Scotland when Roman Morykit (UK) and Cilette Swann (Canada/US) made a promise to each other to make both their living and their lives from their art.   

"They are a truly unique sound. Cilette takes "Hallelujah" to a new place!"  - Aaron Neville

"--- one of the most brilliantly instrumented and vocally adept bands alive and kicking.” - Orange County Weekly 

Artist sites and sounds: www.gypsysoul.com

Zeppelin Live

 



The Led Zeppelin Concert Experience

Fri. Dec. 22 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door dance ages 21 +

Zeppelin Live : Experience the ultimate rock tribute to Led Zeppelin in this live musical performance starring 'Zeppelin Live,' (Fomerly 'Heartbreaker') the West Coast's most spectacular Led Zeppelin Tribute Show. 'Zeppelin Live,' is a national touring act selling out venues across the US - and their high energy stage show is not to be missed! You will believe Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham are playing right before your eyes! This ONE NIGHT ONLY special performance will feature hit selections from Led Zeppelin's legendary career spanning three decades of solid gold.

Artist sites and sounds: www.zeplive.com

Tom Russell

 



Tom Russell celebrates his new release - "Folk Hotel"

Thu. Feb. 22 at 7:30pm
$30 adv./$35 door   seated <21 w/parent

Tom Russell's new recording of original songs, "Folk Hotel," will be released worldwide August 25. A year-long world tour in support of the album commences in Boston, rolls across the USA with fifty dates, then goes to Ireland and the UK in November and DecemberThe new record features 13 new Tom Russell originals and a bonus track of Bob Dylan's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues," a duet with Joe Ely, featuring Joel Guzman on Tex-Mex accordion. Augie Meyers and Eliza Gilkyson also make guest appearances on the album. The album was recorded at Congress House studio in Austin, Texas. There are songs and stories about: the Chelsea Hotel in New York City, Tom's journey from El Paso to Santa Fe, Ian Tyson refusing to "leave his old horses," a song for Dylan Thomas that melts into a Joycean landscape about a day in the life of Belfast, Ireland, Tom's meeting J.F.K., and even a song using only 16th century slang! Tom considers it his best record to date both from a songwriting and performance standpoint. Meanwhile! True North Records just released Tom's tribute to Ian and Sylvia - "Play One More - The Songs of Ian and Sylvia," including two Tom Russell co-writes, one each with both Ian and Sylvia, plus forgotten classics of folk music and two rare Ian and Sylvia demos.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.tomrussell.com

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