Bill Magee Blues Band - Lowdown dirty Mississippi blues!
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 8:00 pm $17 adv / $19 day of show
Bill's own New York/Chicago style blues live performances are electrifying. You'll be moving and grooving to every one of his beats. Bill Magee connects with his audience as his music flows like magic.
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Black Cedar - the path less trod Award-winning avant garde classical trio
Saturday, September 06, 2014 - 7:00 pm $18 adv / $20 day of show
PLEASE NOTE OUR EARLIER THAN USUAL TIME - THIS CONCERT IS AT 7:00 PM SATURDAY
“A curious trio explores a path less trod…and brilliantly performed.” – Berkeley Times
"They bring a solid academic foundation to their performances...a delightful introduction to early repertoire, presented with historically-informed performances on modern instruments." – San Francisco Examiner
“They perform beautifully together: perfect synchronization of subtle rhythms and phrases.” – South Bay Guitar Society
Black Cedar is the only chamber ensemble devoted to the unique instrumentation of cello and guitar combined with a variety of flutes – wood flute, alto flute, bass flute, and Renaissance recorder – with a repertoire spanning almost five centuries.
Black Cedar is the winner of a 2014 Musical Grant from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and an affiliate ensemble with SFFCM. Past appearances include Trinity Chamber Concerts and the Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley, Noontime Concerts and Tangents Contemporary Guitar Series in San Francisco, the Deep Valley Chamber Music Series in Ukiah, and the Davis Art Center in Davis. They have performed live on-air with 91.5 KKUP in San Jose and 91.7 KALW in San Francisco, and they will make their debut appearance with the Santa Cruz Chamber Players in 2015. Their 2015 debut album will include a commission by Northern California composer Garrett Shatzer.
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The HillBenders - "making bluegrass hip again, one day at a time" High energy bluegrass and more!
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 8:00 pm $18 adv / $20 day of show
Claiming the championship title at the 2009 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition helped put The HillBenders on the map, and their victory at the 2010 National Single Microphone Championships prove that they continue to be a force to be reckoned with. Formed in the spring of 2008, the band's members hail from distant corners of the U.S. but now base themselves in Springfield, MO. Rooted in the traditions of bluegrass, The HillBenders push the boundaries of the genre by combining influences from country, rock, blues, jazz and Americana into their sound to produce something entirely new. Some say it's newgrass, some say it's bluegrass, some say it's neither, but everyone says that whatever it is, it's incredible!
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Tell River Band - American roots rock band MOVED TO SEPT 20
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00 pm $15 adv/ $17 day of show
Tell River is an original touring band based out of San Francisco CA. Their lineup features vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, dobro, electric guitar, trumpet, drums and upright bass. From their "rocking bluegrass structured tunes" to heartfelt ballads, Tell River delivers a well rounded raw sound requiring no sugar coating that is inspired by love, loss, life, and lust.
sounds like Drive By Truckers, Lucero, Devil Makes Three
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Nathan McEuen & Brad Colerick with special guests - Americana and MUCH more! Too rock for country, too funk for folk, too green for bluegrass
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 8:00 pm $16 adv / $18 day of show
Too Rock for Country, too Country for Rock, too Funk for Folk, too green for Bluegrass. Nathan McEuen is Americana.
With a recent performance on the Grand Ole Opry (opening for Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley), to being a featured artist on Yahoo.com's 'Ram Country', WSM Nashville, Woodsongs, Voice of America Radio, XM/Sirius satellite radio, iTunes, Music City Roots, The Stagecoach Festival (Indio, CA) and climbing up to a #1 spot (w/ For All The Good - The McEuen Sessions) on Amazon.com's Americana chart, the past year has been productive for Nathan.
Since 2005, he has performed on: The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno (Hanna-McEuen), The Grand Ole Opry (3 times), American Idol Season Finale 8 (w/ Steve Martin), Music City Roots, and has opened, performed or worked with various artists such as: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Jim Messina, Dave Mason, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Graham Nash, Dwight Yoakam, John Carter Cash, Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, The Avett Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Leon Russell, Steve Martin, Vassar Clements, Herb Peterson, The Grascals, John Oates, Lyle Lovett, Kevin Nealon, Willie Nelson, Bob Schneider, Sara Watkins, Matt Cartsonis, Brett Dennen, Chris Caswell, Mario Calire, The McEuen's, Riders In The Sky, Chelsea Williams, The Jane Dear Girls, Crosby Loggins, The Dillards and more.
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:00 pm $18 adv / $20 day of show
The son of Irish and Japanese parents guaranteed a household with a broad spectrum of musical influences, and Hanz Akari became an accomplished flute player and traditional singer. Vocalist Colleen Raney will be appearing with Hanz. This is an evening of great traditional Irish music.
“The music here harkens back to a time when the function of Celtic music was more than just a backdrop for the sale of Guinness and Jameson. The music used to remind people that the dark, cold days of winter would not last forever, and it filled them with warmth and hope.” – Stuart Mason, Fiddlefreak
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Another "difficult to describe, you just have to hear them" band from Canada. So we've included several video clips so you can do just that. One is below, for more info, more video, or to buy tickets, click "Buy tickets." Canada's most energetic and endearing folk trio. Masterful story telling. Haunting three part harmonies. Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Delay pedals and a beat up bass drum. A lush and lively take on modern roots
Fiona Joy Hawkins & special guest James Englund Contemporary Instrumental with Evocative Piano and Ethereal Vocals
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 4:00 pm $18 adv / $20 day of show
Winner of the 2013 international radio voted ZMR Awards for Best Instrumental Piano Album, Fiona Joy has also been named Best new Age Artist for 2013 by All Stars Radio and Runner up for Best Instrumental Song in the International Acoustic Music Awards. After touring extensively in the US and Australia, Fiona earned a nomination along with Pete Seeger for Best LIVE Performance album in the Independent Music Awards.
“One of the brightest lights in the contemporary instrumental genre, Fiona Joy Hawkins is poised to move into stardom.”Will Ackerman, Founder of Windham Hill Records
James Englund is a passionate singer-songwriter/producer who performs avidly across Australia playing piano and guitar as a solo artist and session musician. He has shared the stage with industry greats like John Butler, Michael Bolton and Ten CC as well as working closely with engineers and artists like Michael Brauer (4 time Grammy winner and mixer of Coldplay, John Mayer, Jeff Buckley, and more), Mike Stavrou (Sting, Elton John, and more), Deni Hines, Erika Heynatz, and more.
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