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Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Sept 23 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76











Dave Curley (Galway, Ireland), Tadhg Ó Meachair (Dublin, Ireland) & Joanna Hyde (Denver, USA)

Tue. Sept. 25 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent
Celtic society members receive $2 discoun
t on the above prices by way of rebate at the door

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

An exciting & dynamic new transatlantic trio consisting of Dave Curley (Galway, Ireland), Tadhg Ó Meachair (Dublin, Ireland) & Joanna Hyde (Denver, CO, USA), presenting a tasteful blend of Irish, American and other folk musics from around the world. Dave Curley, Tadhg Ó Meachair & Joanna Hyde form an exciting and dynamic transatlantic trio that presents a rousing blend of Irish and American folk music, having already won over audiences on both sides of the ocean. The group is made up of Dublin's Tadhg Ó Meachair (Goitse), Galway's Dave Curley (SLIDE) and Denver, Colorado's Joanna Hyde (The Hydes), and features a mix of Irish and American folk music and song—both traditional and newly-composed—presented in an energetic and engaging manner.

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



“The American Songster”
 Co-Founder Carolina Chocolate Drops  

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

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

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

Record Release Concert



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

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

Psych and Dance
Infused Indie Rock Trio

Magic In The Other: “An intelligent music listener's dream. The music is danceable but also worthy of focus to see their communication in real time. It is something special to bear witness to the birth of a band that could potentially take a scene by storm, you feel like you're in on something, witness to something great.” - Glide Magazine. Magic In The Other was born out of the idea that it is in the unknown where the most potent ground lays for magic and discovery. Assembled in early 2017 consisting of in-demand Bay Area veterans - drummer and bandleader Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends, Sean Hayes), bassist Steve Adams (ALO, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers) and guitar wizard Roger Riedlbauer (Jolie Holland), this innovative trio from Oakland, CA sets out to connect with their listeners, creating a mentally-stimulating, emotionally-resonate, highly-danceable, and distinctly-transformative experience where everyone feels just a little more magical. An indie-rock trio at its core, MITO combines a slew of diverse influences to create an original sound of intelligent songwriting and heart-felt, improvisational fearlessness. Magic In The Other's debut record What We Know Is Possible will be released 9/14/18 with subsequent touring to celebrate the completion of one chapter and the unknown of the next.

Artist sites and sounds: www.magicintheother.net



HAPPY HOUR

In the New Tap Room
Fri. Sept. 28 at 5pm
No Cover

Motown, blues, 60's pop tunes and original music.  High energy, fun show.

www.facebook.com/TenOClockLunchBand/

 



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

Fri. Sept. 28 at 8:30pm
 $10 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



Sat. Sept. 29 at 8:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

China Cats:  This Bay Area tribute band performs the songs of the Grateful Dead with spirited jams that carry their own genuine personality while paying homage to their musical forefathers. The band is comprised of veterans of the Bay Area jam band scene who have studied the Dead's musical nuances in great detail without losing any of their own individuality. Lead guitarist Matt Hartle has worked with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals as well as Cast of Clowns, Front Street and Shady Groove. Rhythm guitarist Scott Cooper has worked with members of Galactic, Great American Taxi, David Nelson Band and many others. Bassist Rockin' Roger Sideman also plays with David Gans, Stu Allen and bluegrass legend Frank Wakefield. The band is rounded out by veteran keyboardist Steve Sofranko (Shady Groove, Workingman's Ed) and drummer Michael Owens (surfer).   

Artist sites and sounds:   www.thechinacats.com

 

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

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











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

Tue. Oct. 2 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Celtic society members receive $2 discount on the above prices by way of rebate at the door

PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY

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

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



Eliza's new album SECULARIA releases on July 13

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

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

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

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



Honky-Tonkin'
Outlaw Country, Bluegrass
and Acoustic Classic Rock

Thu. Oct. 4 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Whiskey West: Whiskey West combines the sounds of outlaw country, bluegrass and honky-tonk to create an edgy toe tapping, good time acoustic honky-tonk sound. Kinda like if Johnny Cash & June Carter adopted a freight train, gave it some acoustic instruments and a drum kit asked Tom Waits to conduct the combo and said "play something that swings.

Still Searchin' has been serving up locally brewed bluegrass, country, and acoustic classic rock for over a decade in the Santa Cruz area. They just released a self-titled album of original songs featuring Gary "Sweetpea" Cunningham on bass, Liz Smith on fiddle and guitar, and Bradley Richter on guitar and mandolin.

Artist sites and sounds: whiskeywestmusic.com   and    www.stillsearchin.com

 

HAPPY HOUR

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

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



 


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

Fri. Oct. 5 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


Classic Motown Gems for an  Uptight, Outtasight Dance Party!

Sat. Oct. 6 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/

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct. 7 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76










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

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

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

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



Matt Hartle & Larry Graff & Special Guests

Dance to the Dynamic Duo, High Energy
Acoustic Jerry Garcia plus tunes of Neil and 2 Bobs

Thu. Oct. 11 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance– ages 21 +  

Matt and Larry bring the Heart and Energy to all their musical project. Painted Mandolin in their full band, has been wowing crowds from Alaska to California. Their duo shows, create a synergy, that is palpable, and exciting to their audiences. Material ranges from Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Bob Marley to Nina Simone. Expect some special guests to Show up!!

Artist sites and sounds: www.paintedmandolin.com

 

HAPPY HOUR

In the New Tap Room

Stormin' Norman Louis, Jojo Fox and Ken Kraft play a Great Acoustic Blend & Vocal Harmonies, Fun Tunes!

Fri. Oct. 12 at 5pm
NO COVER  

 



Coming to you from Austin and described by Rolling Stone as "pure Americana heart and soul"

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

Described by Rolling Stone as "pure Americana heart and soul", The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the voice and vision of songwriter Mark Stuart. Since forming the band in 1995, he's performed with most every major artist in the Country and Americana music community. Stuart was personally given permission to use the band's name by Johnny Cash himself. He was also honored by the Man in Black with an invitation to record songs at Cash's own home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Two other iconic music legends, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, were also early believers who were instrumental in helping Stuart get his start.With the release of their critically acclaimed debut CD "Walk Alone" in 1999, the Bastard Sons quickly proved they were no novelty act. With strong songwriting and great musicianship, the Sons' quickly jumped to the forefront of the growing Alternative Country scene. No stranger to the road, their constant touring and hard work have built the band a loyal grass roots following both in the States and abroad. Whether performing in front of thousands at a festival in the US or Europe, or playing all night in a Texas dance hall, for Stuart it's all about respect. "The Bastard Sons never were, and never will be, a Johnny Cash tribute band." It's always been about honoring the musical ideals of our heroes, and paying respect to the originality, integrity, and independence that made those artists who they are. Our goal was always to find our own road, and to continue to keep the sounds and traditions of American Roots Music alive."Stuart and the Bastard Sons have released five outstanding CDs. Their new full-length record, "New Old Story".

Artist sites and sounds: www.bsojc.com

 



All-Star Tribute to Eric Clapton's Career: 

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

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

Drew Zingg of Boz Scaggs and Steely Dan – Guitar

Dave Gonzales of Greg Allman– Guitar

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

David Tucker of Maria Muldaur and Tommy Castro --Drums

Kevin Krilanovich of Beggar Kings – Vocals

Bob Wider – Bass Ace

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

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

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct.14 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76










2:30pm Matinee

Keys, Strings, Winds & Skins;
a true Multi-Instrumentalist Virtuoso with an outstanding voice

Sun. Oct. 14 at 2:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Dayan (DAY-uhn) is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, vocalist, and producer with a lifelong dedication to music. Equally versed in jazz, blues, world, Americana, bluegrass, folk and rock, Dayan demonstrates a depth of musicality that bridges cultural and musical worlds.  Dayan has self-produced and released six solo albums including “Resonate,” "Treat A Stranger Right," "Livin' Like A Rat Again," "The First Twelve Years," "All Kai," "Songs of Sunday", as well as two albums with his former band Water, "Scrape the Sun" and "Look out the Window" and a duo album “Make It Rain” with frequent collaborator Keith Greeninger.  Dayan also contributed his talents on a multitude of albums in the folk, jazz & world genres.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.dayankai.com



(of Puss n Boots with Norah Jones)

Santa Cruz daughter returns home with new songs and that brilliant voice

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

Daughter of Bay Area jazz icons Smith and Gail Dobson, Santa Cruz native and Brooklyn darling singer songwriter Sasha Dobson of Puss n Boots (Norah Jones) returns for a homecoming show and is self-releasing an electric blanket of new originals. After five years of playing and touring around the world together in Norah Jones' band, the two women decided to start another band together.  With the addition of Catherine Popper on bass, Puss n Boots formed and they took their talents into the studio.

Their debut album  No Fools, No Fun  was released on Blue Note in July 2014. Not many artists have successfully transitioned from jazz to country, the release enjoyably proved that it can be done very well. Over the past years, Sasha has done two guest appearances with Neil Young and Bob Dylan at MusiCares. Leading her own band, she has also done a series of opening dates for Neil Young and Willie Nelson's Farm Aid performances. Throughout her career, Sasha has continually maintained her notoriety as a remarkable jazz vocalist. With performances in Lebanon, Russia, Japan, China, Switzerland, and Greece – Sasha's voice has been heard and enjoyed world-wide. 2017 now finds Sasha on the verge of releasing a series of singles that continue her exploration of infusing electronic pop alongside her masterfully honed vocal delivery.

Artist sites and sounds:    www.sashadobson.com



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

Wed. Oct. 17 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$23 door seated <21 w/parent

Chris Webster is a soul singer beyond genre. In the course of recording over 20 albums on her own and with others, she has drawn equally from classic R&B thumpers and gospel-grass prayers, from rockabilly rave-ups and singer/songwriter confessions. Webster's work is rooted in the classic American tension between a yearning for transcendence and a lusty connection to the here-and-now.  Her voice conveys a passion that connects with the longings of her audience. She expresses sometimes-troubled feelings that everyone understands. But Webster goes beyond pain to hope; her voice can be a compassionate balm to the troubled soul. Performing live, her intensity brings a hush to every room she plays. Those who see her hear it: Chris Webster is the real deal.

Nina Gerber: ".--the epitome of a perfect musician! It is so Zen the way she perfectly under-girds and complements whatever music is at hand, never playing an extraneous or superfluous or irrelevant note, & always being perfectly in the flow with whatever she is playing & whomever she's playing with! Playing Music together on that level is Divine!--- everything else is a more or less skillful filling the air with a more or less pleasant bunch of notes!" Maria Muldaur,/ Los Angeles Feb 10, 2018

Artist sites and sounds:  www.chriswebstermusic.com/ and www.ninagerber.com



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

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

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

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

HAPPY HOUR

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

Fri. Oct. 19 at 5pm
NO COVER   
www.rhanwilson.com/jazzthedog/



 




Spanning the American musical landscape: Americana Rock, Folk, California Roots Rock Dance

Fri. Oct. 19 at 8:30pm
$8 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

Levi Jack:   Founded in 2015, Levi Jack is all things Americana Rock--powerful melodies, lucid lyrics, haunting vocals, infectious rhythm, spanning across numerous eras in the American musical landscape. It is a testament to the American songwriter that embraces numerous styles of expression: blues, folk, soul, 'twang, bluegrass, rock, scat, with hints of Latin, Celtic, & French influence. The melting pot being the backbone of the band, it is truly Americana. A rich mixture of originals and choice covers, Levi Jack looks to shake you up, make you think, and have a great time all at once!

Rayburn Brothers Band: Singer-songwriters Craig and Keith Rayburn bring a broad range of influences to their music.  Hailing from the Monterey Bay, they play songs that are a mix of folk, rock and Americana.  Their voices harmonize as only brothers can, with graceful melodies, poignant singing and deft instrumentation.  The Rayburn Brothers Band has created a brand of California roots rock that has depth and energy.  Their songs convey the essence of love, longing and pain that only seasoned songwriters can express in such heartfelt terms.  The Rayburn Brothers sing from the soul, touching in their audiences a chord of the human experience.

Artist sites and sounds:
  www.facebook.com/levijackmusic/  and www.rayburnbrothers.com




plus special guests Joey Storm & Sophie Schoepp

Reggae Rock with Blazing Brass

Sat. Oct. 20 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door  Dance – ages 21 +

Sound Reasoning will pull you out of your seat and propel you to the dancefloor chugging like a locomotive. This original roots rock reggae band delivers spirited conscious music: resounding rhythm, blazing brass and gnarly leads that are as limitless as the ocean waves of their hometown Santa Cruz, California. Sound Reasoning recently released their full length debut album  "Have You Heard?" Don't miss the opportunity to listen to Sound Reasoning live, featuring special guests Joey Storm & Sophie Schoepp and join us for a night of dancing.

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

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct. 21 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76












SONGWRITER SALON

Nancy Cassidy, Janet Croteau, Lauren Wahl, Janean Christine Mariani

Wed. Oct. 24 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Women Who Folking Rock: Local songwriter and spoken word artist Janet Croteau brings her Songwriter Salon to it's new location at Michael's on Main. This dynamic rotating showcase of local talent always entertains and delivers.  "Women Who (Folking) Rock” features four local gals who delight and memorize with a rich palate of original songs, guitar accompaniment and harmonic wonder.

Nancy Cassidy: Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Nancy Cassidy, whose 15 projects combined have sold over 2 million copies, has just released her 9th album of original material, River's  Rising, offering 13 cuts of comfort, community, compassion and hope during times that need it. Like right now. Her millions of fans will recognize her signature stamp and smoky alto through the whole ride, with styles ranging from folk & gospel to feisty rock-a-billy.

Janet Crotueu is a songwriter, and spoken word performer whose music is infused with her quirky and effervescent spirit. She brings emotional depth and an authentic and comedic spirit to the stage. The inspiration for Janet's raw and earthy Folk/Americana style comes from the beauty and madness of the world. Janet, believes that if you water down who you are, the real people will never find you. She recently released her first album “Wild Heart.” 

Lauren Wahl is Santa Cruz based singer-songwriter and lead singer of her band Simply Put. Her acoustic finger-picking guitar accompanies the surprisingly rich timbre of her voice.  Favoring minor key tonality and introspective lyrics, her songs range from soul-full ballads to the occasional comedic parody.  A natural entertainer and trained vocalist, Lauren's music is a powerhouse driving a musical narrative.

Janean Christine Mariani writes & sings stripped-down bare-bones acoustic country/folk Americana songs of life, love, loss and every now & again a touch of sass & blues. 

Artist sites and sounds:  http://nancycassidymusic.com and www.almostjanet.com and www.simplyputmusic.com and www.janeanchristinemariani.com/music.html





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

Thu. Oct 25 at 7:30pm
NO COVER  

http://thejointchiefsband.com


 

HAPPY HOUR

In the New Tap Room
Come see this amazing duo on Guitar, Harmonica, and vocals perform blues, rock, jazz, folk, bluegrass, and gypsy numbers! Fri. Oct. 26 at 5pm NO COVER

https://harpinjonny.com

 

2pm matinee




A mix of new songs and old Spin Doctors favorites,
which usually results in audience sing along 

Sat. Oct. 27 at 2pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

The zeitgeist is a moving target, and Chris Barron has always been a crack shot. The New York songwriter is no longer the debutant who set out on the circuit's sharp end in 1988 with $100, a battered acoustic and a headful of the alt-rock anthems that would elevate Spin Doctors to global stardom. He's a veteran approaching 50, living in a world changed beyond recognition, compelled to write the music that chronicles the here-and-now. As far back as he can remember, he's had a hunger driving him onward, towards something just out of reach. Now it propels him to  Angels and One-Armed Jugglers, the culmination of a lifetime's craft and a record both contemporary and classic.

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

COSTUME CONTEST: 
First prize: $100.00 cash for Best Costume,
Second place: wins a night on the town: dinner for two and tickets to a concert. 
Also show tickets for winners: Scariest Costume, Most Colors in a Costume, Sexiest Costume



Rock out to the most mesmerizing dance party
& COSTUME CONTEST in 500 centuries

Sat. Oct. 27 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

The frontmen of SNAIL bring you The Messiah's Resplendent Rockin' Halloween Wing-Ding featuring Count Kraftula and his Cacophonous Cohorts! 

The frontmen of SNAIL bring you The Messiah's Resplendent Rockin' Halloween Wing-Ding featuring Count Kraftula and his Cacophonous Cohorts! 

Back in 1968, Bobby O'Neill and Ken Kraft began a fruitful collaboration that created the iconic rock band Snail, which became wildly popular and toured the country, headlining venues and opening for Stix, Thin Lizzy, Charlie Daniels, Toto and many other legendary acts of the 70's and 80's. Many evolutions later, the original founding members are now The Messiahs, with Bobby and Ken's hot guitar riffs, adding bass grooves by Craig Owens and superb drumming by  Gary Andrijasevich  aka "Killer". The result is melodic tunes with gorgeous harmonies, that make your soul dance,  your heart sing and will transport you to Classic Rock Nirvana. A treat for original Snail fans and newcomers alike! 

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

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct. 28 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76











Very funny songs — Roy has shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie

Tue. Oct. 30 at 7:30pm
$22 adv./$22 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

What can one person do about racism, gun violence, climate change, income inequality, bigotry, ignorance, war and greed?  "Write funny songs," says Roy Zimmerman. Over twenty years on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. His YouTube videos have garnered over seven million views, and he's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. He's calling his show "ReZist," bringing laughter and encouragement to communities everywhere.  "Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful form of expression," says Roy, "because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility for change." Zimmerman has shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Robin Williams, Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, The Roches, Andy Borowitz, The Chambers Brothers and George Carlin.

Artist sites and sounds: www.royzimmerman.com





Wed. Oct. 31 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Join The Suborbitals for a premiere multimedia event on Halloween at Michael's On Main. The Suborbitals set their unique, dark and original music to Häxan, a 1922 silent film by Swedish film director Ben Christensen that explores the history of witchcraft and demonology. Wonder at the grim supernatural as The Suborbitals subvert ancient and medieval artworks, superstitious practices and the persecution of witches. Not for the timid. 

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



Very funny songs — Roy has shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie

Thu. Nov. 1 at 7:30pm
$22 adv./$22 door seated <21 w/parent

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What can one person do about racism, gun violence, climate change, income inequality, bigotry, ignorance, war and greed?  "Write funny songs," says Roy Zimmerman. Over twenty years on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. His YouTube videos have garnered over seven million views, and he's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. He's calling his show "ReZist," bringing laughter and encouragement to communities everywhere.  "Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful form of expression," says Roy, "because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility for change." Zimmerman has shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Robin Williams, Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, The Roches, Andy Borowitz, The Chambers Brothers and George Carlin.

Artist sites and sounds: www.royzimmerman.com

plus Renee Wilde

 


"Simply put, Hinojosa is a first-class songwriter" - CHICAGO TRIBUNE / New CD is “West”

Wed. Nov. 14 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent
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Tish Hinojosa is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. Hinojosa's blend of folk, country, Latino, and pop has an undeniable far reaching appeal, garnering her accolades such as a White House concert at the invitation of President and Mrs. Clinton and teaming up with artists such as Joan Baez, Booker T. Jones, Flaco Jimenez, Pete Seeger, and Dwight Yoakam. She has recorded as an independent artist as well as for A&M, Warner Bros, and Rounder Records and has been a featured artist on Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion and other NPR programs.

With seventeen CDs to her name, Tish's distinct sound has gained her much critical acclaim. Tish has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe and continues to draw a loyal and growing audience.

Renee Wilde appeared on KPIG's Please Stand By and knock everyone out including the show's legendary host.

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



New Album is
“Rifles & Rosary Beads”

Wed. Dec. 5 at 7:30pm
$22 adv./$25 door seated <21 w/parent

“YOU'LL BE HARD-PRESSED TO HEAR A MORE POWERFULLY MOVING WORK THAN RIFLES & ROSARY BEADS THIS YEAR — OR ANY OTHER.”   LA TIMES

"The importance of this effort cannot be overstated."
- Country Standard Time

"The album's honesty and insight into an often overlooked aspect of American democracy - the on-the-ground experiences of soldiers and, especially, the aftermath of their time in combat - is a gift in a contemporary moment full of chatter and political rhetoric." NPR World Café

"Rifles & Rosary Beads' gives veterans and their spouses a voice, a chance to find in song the words that foster growth in the midst of trauma---Gauthier and her co-writers deliver an album of songs that momentarily make the burdens of these men and women lighter, for in these songs they've found the care and empathy of a listening stranger who sits not in judgment but embraces in love."  No Depression
Artist sites and sounds:  www.marygauthier.com



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

Wed. Dec. 12 at 7:30pm
$18 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent
Celtic society members receive $2 discount on the above prices by way of rebate at the door

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

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

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



2pm matinee

Cello like you've
never heard before

Sun. Dec. 16 at 2pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

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The Dirty Cello band comes back to perform in Santa Cruz.Since their last show in Santa Cruz, they've been all over the world collecting stories, new songs, and a couple misadventures. Come on out to Michael's on Main, for the bluesiest cello you've ever heard backed by a hard rockin' rhythm section. New songs, new stories, old favorites, old songs, and never a dull moment. From China to Italy, 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.” Nick Diamantides, 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." Lou Fancher, 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 "The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn't make sense but somehow does." LA Times

Artist sites and sounds:  www.dirtycello.com

Black Dog:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6K9YV4oa1Y

Devil on My Shoulder:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXAmt9-2pR4&feature=youtu.be

Devil Went Down to Georgia:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16hf1yWO7U



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

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

Peppino D'Agostino: "Peppino writes wonderful guitar pieces. He's one of my favorite composers for this cranky instrument. Plus, he's a tone player. I love his sound--he gets the resin and the wood.”  ~Leo Kottke. July 2017 Guitar Player Magazine cover story lists Peppino as one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar of all time. A native of Italy, D'Agostino has made his considerable international mark as a musical artist on the guitar since he arrived in America 31 years ago. The readers of Guitar Player voted him Best Acoustic Guitarist, and Acoustic Guitar's People's Choice Awards graced him with a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time for his release “Every Step of The Way”. His signature Seagull acoustic guitar has been voted among the ten best signature guitars by Guitar Player magazine. Peppino gives guitar workshops, master classes and seminars worldwide.  To date Peppino has recorded 18 CD's, performed in over thirty countries at international festivals and concert halls. He has shared the stage with such greats as Larry Carlton, Eric Johnson, Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor, Roland Dyens, David Tanenbaum and many more. D'Agostino's latest solo CD “Penumbra” was released by Mesa Blue Moon Recordings.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.peppinodagostino.com

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

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