2591 Main St,
Soquel, CA 95073







Kat & Mik perform songs of Jerry Garcia Band, The Grateful Dead & More

Wed. Jan. 17 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door   Dance – ages 21 +

Kat Walkerson and Mik Bondy of The Garcia Project as an acoustic duo performing original arrangements of songs from The Jerry Garcia Band, The Grateful Dead & More. Kat and Mik formed this special acoustic duo after realizing what a special magical thing happened when they sang and played together. Listen to the music and feel the love and energy that reminds us all about the wonderful, cosmic scene that revolves around The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band.

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

 



 



Georgia Gypsy tours non-stop bringing sass and humor to alt-country songs and storytelling

Thu. Jan. 18 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Erica Sunshine Lee is a prolific songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist and International touring 'Georgia Gypsy.' Sunshine just released her 8th original album titled "Buried Treasure," penning all 12 brand new songs. Since 2007, Sunshine has been a full-time road warrior, performing 300 shows per year across Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, Europe, and across the US including the world's largest music festival SUMMERFEST in Milwaukee 3 years in a row.  She has scored 2 Top 80 U.S. Music Row Singles, 3 top 10 Europe country singles and 1 Australian Top 20 single. She has written songs for hundreds of US artists and Aussie artists. With a unique gritty country-rock alto voice, unfiltered, raw stories from in your face party songs to rip your heart out ballads, and catchy addictive hooks that linger in your head, Erica Sunshine Lee's songwriting talent covers the spectrum from country to outlaw to pop, impressing audiences worldwide with her songwriting ability, magnetic personality and stage presence. It ' s a show.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.ericasunshinelee.com

 


 



An infectious blend of funky rockin' roots, world & Soul

Fri. Jan. 19 at 8pm
$8 adv./$8 door dance- ages 21+

Sol Nova : Chances are you've seen these players in Santa Cruz bands past and present. The sound of the band reflects all of our Santa Cruz roots. Through family friendship we discovered the fabulous young voice of the very talented Mariah Martel. Sol Nova celebrates the tribal vibe and the love of dance. Mariah Martel, Steve Belick, Aaron Webb, Goyo, Jake McCuen, Genghis, Finn Kennedy

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





30th Anniversary Tour — Dance to Celtic Rock with flavors of Scandinavia, India, Africa & Arabic Nations

Sat. Jan. 20 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door  dance- ages 21+

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a hybrid of high-energy Celtic Rock. But as the band has matured throughout the years, their music has morphed stylistically. World Music has seeped into Tempest's over all sound because the band members are drawn to traditional and ethnic music from around the globe. There has been a natural progression towards coloring Tempest's music with elements from Scandinavia, India, African and Arabic countries. Middle Eastern flavors, traditional Irish and Scottish Medleys mingle with Robert Burns poems, Norwegian lyrics and heavy rock instrumentals on Tempest's finest record to date. 

Artist sites and sounds: www.tempestmusic.com


Grateful Sunday Concert Series 
Dance to tunes of the Grateful Dead with
Matt Hartle and Friends
featuring Larry Graff, Jen Rund and Mark Corsolini

Sun. Jan. 21 at 5:30pm NO COVER 
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and  www.matthartlemusic.com

 


 



Trance-Dance-Eurorock  – originals and covers  ranging from soulful ballads to infectious
dance tunes

Wed. Jan 24 at 7:30pm
$7 adv./$7 door dance- ages 21+

Tan of Dreams stems from the creative work of singer, songwriter, composer & drummer ENAHENA, aka Renato Annicchiarico from Naples, Italy.  ENAHENA's principal musical characteristic is his sophisticated sense of melody & harmony--most likely descended from his medieval Gregorian ancestors--which paired with his strong sense of rhythm, is the hallmark of the band.  After a short period of collaborations with various musician Tan of Dreams found its current lineup with the addition of two outstanding musicians.  One is Grammy nominated Peter Cor for his song composed for Earth, Wind & Fire.  Peter plays keyboards and guitar. Aaron Carothers mans the bass in a Jaco Pastorius style.  The trio to has fully matched ENAHENA's vision for an inspiring, powerful sound, naturally blending melody & rhythm ala the great power trios like The Police, Green Day and Nirvana with their own Eurorock twist.

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

 


 



Bluegrass,
Folk, Americana, Western Swing, and Blues

Thu. Jan. 25 at 7:30pm
$7 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

CD Release Concert for
“Sweet Company” 

Blue Summit (AJ Lee, Isaac Cornelius, Sam Kemiji, Jesse Fichman and Sully Tuttle) started out as a group of bluegrass festival-going hooligans who loved to hang out and jam. In 2015, they decided it was time to become a band, and Blue Summit was born. Fueled by the powerfully sweet and recognizable voice of seven-time NCBS award winning vocalist and IBMA 2017 Momentum Vocalist nominee AJ Lee, along with the masterful instrumental work of the band, Blue Summit has created an exciting repertoire of originals and covers spanning many genres including Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, Western Swing, and Blues. 

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

 


 


Tommy joins The Mattson 2 for an evening of gorgeously hypnotic surf, soul & shimmering neon jazz

Fri. Jan 26 at 9pm
$25 adv./$25 door dance- ages 21+

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

Tommy Guerrero: After his huge success in the world of skateboarding, Guerrero turned to music and was a member of the  skate rock  band Free Beer and the  experimental  group Jet Black Crayon; however, Guerrero's work as a solo artist has so far been the most commercially and critically successful. Guerrero's critically acclaimed albums, EPs, and singles incorporate various types of music, from  rock hip hop , and  funk , to  soul , and  jazz .

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

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

 

 


 



A Tribute to the
Grateful Dead

Sat. Jan. 27 at 8:00pm
$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.facebook.com/thechinacats

Artist sites and sounds: www.link.com

 


Grateful Sunday Concert Series Dance to tunes of the Grateful Dead with Matt Hartle and Friends featuring Jen Rund, Steve Sofranko, Mark Corsolini, and Amy Berry of Spirit of '76.

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

 


Steve Palazzo (guitar great), Annie Steinhardt (Pele Juju bass player and legendary fiddler) and Beth Riley

Dore has worked with Maria Muldaur,
Bob Weir, Ramblin' Jack Elliot.

Warm hearted acoustic, eclectic, mid-century modern roots music .

Sun.Tue. Jan. 30 at 7:30pm NO COVER
www.dorecoller.com

 


 



Stories told through song, Simply Put. Lauren of Flypaper Blues, formerly of Bluetail Flies & Wild Rovers

Wed. Jan. 31 at 7:30pm
$7 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent

Local songwriter Lauren Wahl weaves together thoughtfully written lyrics with beautiful melodies designed to invite the listener along a multifarious journey embracing connection and courage.  Lauren, formerly a member in The Bluetail Flies and The Wild Rovers, is currently lead singer of Flypaper Blues and Simply Put.  Simply Put features a diverse collection of modern-folk, singer-songwriter, and soulful ballads.  Lauren's unique clarity of tone and commitment to her protagonists will tell her listeners stories; whether as complex as addiction or as simple as a crush, each song tells its own tale.  Simply Put began when Lauren teamed up with Mariah Roberts, a lifelong fiddle player whose infectious love of performance and natural abilities effortlessly added another layer of character to Lauren's songs.  With the addition of talented musicians Zen Perry (drums),  Mike Kelly (bass), Justin Hambly (lead guitar) and Dylan Eodm (keys), Simply Put has become a powerhouse vehicle driving a beautiful musical narrative.

Artist sites and sounds: https://m.facebook.com/lauren.wahl.music/

 


 



Improvised Soul Music by Kahil El Zabar, Corey Wilkes (from the hit TV show Empire) & Alex Harding

Thu. Feb. 1 at 7:30pm
$25 adv./$30 door seated <21 w/parent

The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is Celebrating in 2018 ,45 years of captivating audiences globally with their unique brand of Improvised Soul music. The Current lineup features Corey Wilkes on trumpet and percussion and Alex Hardin on baritone sax and percussion and founder Kahil El Zabar on multi-percussion, voice and composition.

Sir Kahil El Zabar founded the EHE in 1973 and has toured this award winning creative music ensemble ever since. He has toured with Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Pharoah Sanders

Corey Wilkes is an award winning trumpeter, who has toured with, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Roy Hargrove, James Carter, Roy Ayers, Seun Kuti, Roscoe Mitchell and more. He also currently has e reoccurring role on the hit TV show Empire. He is one of today's most sought after instrumentalists.

Alex Harding is the go to baritone saxophonist of today! He has performed in the Bands of such legends as Aretha Franklin, Sun Ra, Dollar Brand, and William Parker. His sound is full and robust, with an unique tenderness that makes him immediately recognizable.

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

 


 



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

Fri. Feb. 2 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

 


 



Music to soothe your souls,
raise your spirits, rejuvenate
& move your bodies 

Sat. Feb. 3 at 8:00pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

 

The Puffball Collective is built to lift you up.  Featuring members of the 
“Banana Slug String Band”, “Slugs and Roses”, the “Barrelmakers”, instrumental funk project “Velour,” Jim Lewin's Edge of the West , and a slew of talented local musicians, The Puff Ball Collective reaches into the back pocket of the great bands of the past such as Steely Dan, the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead, while at the same time creating their own sound and playing their own material.  Featuring twin guitars, organ, a rock-solid rhythm section, sweet vocal harmonies and a touch of horns, the Puffball Dance Collective crafts extended musical journeys that are sure to lift every one to new heights of collective dancing puffball consciousness.

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


  Grateful Sunday Concert Series   Dance to tunes of the Grateful Dead
with Matt Hartle and Friends featuring Jen Rund and Mark Corsolini

Sun. Feb. 4 at 5:30pm NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76





Americana with swing and verve with special guest Patti Maxine

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

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

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

 


 



Scott of the China Cats – CD Release party "Four Four"

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

 

Jam band regulars Scott Cooper & The Barrelmakers showcase original songwriting augmented with choice covers from the Dead, Little Feat, Kimock, etc. The Barrelmakers mix well-crafted songs with lush three-part harmonies and jams which culminate in peaking crescendos. Many of their songs get regular airplay on KPIG radio including "Ghosts of La Honda" and "Save Your Love For Me," plus this show will include material from Cooper's new CD "Four Four". Members of the band include Scott Cooper (from the China Cats), Mark Corsolini (formerly of Dark Star Orchestra and JGB), Lachlan Kane, Terry Shields and lap steel player Scott Walker, best known for the guitars he builds for Barry Sless, Neal Casal, Matt Hartle and others. 

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.link.com

 





 

A celebration of positive vibes, rockin' jams, warm smiles, big soul and unbridled joy

Fri. Feb. 9 at 8pm
$18 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Grampa's Chili: Based in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Grampa's Chili has been redefining and reinvigorating the west coast Jamband scene with their own brand of ‘neo-Americana' music for over 20 years. Combining elements of jazz, rock, bluegrass, folk, and westcoast psychedelic, Grampa's Chili shows feature a vast repertoire of original tunes that thrive on intelligent songwriting, exploration and liberal doses of serendipity. A Grampa's Chili show is a celebration of positive vibes, rockin' jams, warm smiles and unbridled joy!

Levi Jack: Founded in 2015 by long time musical partners Marty Martin' (acoustic guitar and vocals) and Rich Thomas (lead guitar and vocals) of "Corduroy Jim", Levi Jack brings out a more Americana roots side of their music, all the while exploring their modern influences and contemporaries. The band is rounded out by longtime friends and bay area greats Josh "The Jedi" Baker (George Heagerty & Never The Same/The Sliders) on bass, Mark Danley (The English Language/Bliss Ninnies) on drums & percussion, and newest member Jake "The Baby Snake" Burns on lead guitar. Equal parts rock, country-blues, soul, and alt-folk Levi Jack has a fresh and raw energy that is gaining favorable results from every new, live show.

Artist sites and sounds: www.grampaschili.net  and www.facebook.com/levijackmusic/

 


Taylor Rae plus Jesse Daniel


Soul & Roll & Rafter Shakin' Honky-Tonk are KPIG ingredients for any self-respecting Valenswine Lovefest

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

Taylor Rae is a singer/songwriter from the mountains of Santa Cruz, CA – combining R&B, jazz, funk/rock and blues into a pot she likes to call "Soul & Roll".   Her third studio release is called "Gettin' High to Stay Low" .  She was recently awarded The 2017 Santa Cruz NEXTies "Musician of the Year." 

Jesse Daniel: His latest release is “American Unknown”.  Jesse and the band bring it on with Americana, alt-Country KPIG style honky-tonk rocking music. Raised in an old barn, deep in a mountain range, up-and-coming songwriter Jesse Daniel possesses an authenticity one would only find in a person who has lived the highs and lows he sings about. With classic country influence, and notes of blues driven rock & roll, Jesse lends himself to a unique sound.

Artist sites and sounds: www.taylorraemusic.com and www.jessedanielmusic.com


 



A road-tested, audience-approved, high-octane, laughing-out-loud trio of Irish musicians

Thu. Feb. 15 at 7:30pm
$18 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

The trio's members are veterans and mainstays of the Irish music scene around the world, having played with Riverdance, Cherish the Ladies, Secret Garden, Anuna, Liz Carroll, and The New York Pops, as well as with artists like Don Henley, Paula Cole, Bonnie Raitt, and Josh Groban. They have performed around the world: on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, at L'Olympia and the Palais des Congres in Paris, in Malaysian rainforest festivals, in theatres from Shanghai to Sao Paulo, and even a bullring in Mallorca.  They mine tune books, collections, and recordings for old and new tunes and songs. They add to those discoveries fiddler Liz Knowles's compositions, harmonies, and arrangements, Kieran O'Hare's encyclopedic knowledge of tunes and the uilleann piping tradition, and the rhythmic bedrock bouzouki and world-class singing of Dublin-born Pat Broaders. Their debut release "Open the Door for Three" followed by "The Penny Wager" and now their brand new third CD "The Joyful Hour" are the culmination of years on the road, comprised of unearthed tunes, new arrangements of great songs, homages to the musicians and bands they grew up listening to, and the signature sound of a trio of good friends playing great music together.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.openthedoorforthree.com


 



Chinese New Year's Celebration Tonight! 

Fri. Feb. 16 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 +  

Grateful Dead music featuring Arindam Krishna Das, Al "Whitefeather" Astrella, Anna Maria Russo, Rob Borella, Gabe House, Richard Karst, Ryan Egbert. They all share a true Love of Grateful Dead Music and a Jones to Jam.  Arindam, who is Music Director for several prominent local theatre companies, plays keys for Matt Hartle's band Santa Cruz's Dead.  He found himself among these players who all had a desire to revel in, perpetuate, propagate and inculcate the sheer ecstasy, joy, pathos and high lonesome seminal psychedelic jug band San Francisco calliope one-of-a-kind ragtime rock sound of the Grateful Dead, which includes the transcendental canon of lyrics by Robert Hunter and John Barlow.  Join these dear old friends in a brand new lineup for some good 'ol Grateful Dead!

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/pg/Wheelhouse-795784060592418/about/?ref=page_internal


 

Fusing funk, acid jazz and classic R&B resulting in an infectious dance party

Sat. Feb. 17 at 8pm
$6 adv./$6 door Dance – ages 21 +  

The Joint Chiefs are one of the most versatile and exciting dance bands currently performing on the Northern California music scene. Since their inception in 1990, The Joint Chiefs have built a loyal following based on their live performances as well as their wide range of styles and influences. Their sound fuses elements of funk, acid jazz and classic R&B with their own signature groove. The result is a dance party of infectious grooves. Since members of the band were raised on 70's funk, the band is able to capture the real natural funk feel that all the other bands try to imitate.

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


The Songs of Bob Dylan
and Neil Young

 



Travel the decades with the songs of Bob Dylan and Neil Young!

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

Shakey Zimmerman brings a fresh, authentic, true-to-form sound to to welcoming crowds at venues throughout California and beyond. The band, delivers the most famous songs, as well as the deep cuts of legendary songwriters Bob Dylan and Neil Young.  Audiences will surely recognize and enjoy every song performed. Pat Nevins leads the band on guitar, vocals, and harmonica. Nevins has an uncanny ability to channel both artists.  Pat delivers the songs of these two rock-n-roll legends while giving them his own stamp. Shows are packed with songs full of grit and attitude and appeal to all generations and audiences.  The band is rounded out by the fingerpicking guitar expertise of Jody Salino.  Salino's guitar techniques matched with Nevins' voice is sheer magic. Joining Pat and Jody for this special “unplugged" evening are Santa Cruz favorites, John Hanrahan (percussion) and Tom Fedele (bass). This show will take you on an emotional ride through the sensitive sides of Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

Artist sites and sounds: www.shakeyzimmerman.com

 




 

Rockin' blues, psychedelic, Americana, improvisational jamming, hip shaking dance

Fri. Feb. 23 at 8pm
$8 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 +       

Medicine Road :  There is no secret to the rising popularity of Medicine Road.  From introspective soothing melodies to booty shaking rock and roll, this band has something for every taste and mood. Hailing from Boulder Creek, Medicine Road winds its way from native American spirituality through blues, rock, psychedelic, and improvisational jamming.    Original songs by Pablo Eagle are both fresh and familiar, interspersed with a few interpretations of classic covers.

The Drool Pigs “The Droolpigs” a high energy Americana rock group spawned from the yearly local Boulder Creek event  “The Droolpigs Festival”  The music is mostly original and has the founding members of “Acoustic Shadows” Erik Rozite singer/song writer and Paul Stevens drums and vocals with Santa Cruz locals Doug Semler on Bass and vocals and Aaron Wayne on “lead guitar and pedal steel.  Come on out and check out this new band and there high energy cask fermented songs!

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/medicine.road.band

 


 

Classic Rock from Chuck Berry to the Beatles, a bit of blues, a splash of reggae, soul ballads and Santa Cruz surf Music

Sat. Feb. 24 at 8pm
$9 adv./$9 door Dance– ages 21 +    

Norm Louis is the man that made it happen! He started the group over 20 years ago as the rhythm guitarist and primary vocalist. A longtime veteran of music, he had previously spent 10 years with his rockabilly band aptly named Louis & Clark. Stormin' Norman & the Cyclones now have 2 CD's with over 20 originals, all produced by lead guitarist Ken Kraft. They have played over 100 diverse venues throughout Northern California. The band is a fun, high energy blend of Roots Rock and Catchy Originals that will get any crowd dancing. Styles include Classic Rock from Chuck Berry to the Beatles, a bit of Blues, a splash of Reggae, some soulful ballads and some Santa Cruz Surf Music. Guitar great Ken Kraft of Snail fame, multi-instrumentalist Jojo Fox, drummer Michael Johnson and sax ace Jim Hannibal are the Cyclones.

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


 

Roots music heaven.  Acoustic stylings of KPIG style Americana to Roots Classic Rock Chestnuts

Wed. Feb. 28 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent  

Cruz Control consisting of Vince Tuzzi (guitar/vocals and ukulele), Stan Parola (guitar/vocals/and ukulele/harmonica) and Gary (SweetPea) Cunningham on standup/electric bass/ukulele and vocals. They have evolved into one of the most sought after bands in Santa Cruz County. A big part of the band's popularity stems from the fact that they play a diverse genre of music from John Prine to Neil Young, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, The Beatles, and The Eagles. Apart from the fact that each band member is an accomplished musician, they also have a unique vocal blend which lends itself different kinds of music. Each member in the band has their own distinct following. Vince Tuzzi is a well-known solo artist, Gary Cunningham plays with Swirly Girls and Still Searchin' while Stan Parola also plays with Danceland & The Island Breeze Band.  

Patti Maxine is simply one of our nation's finest lap steel guitar players.  She will be playing with Cruz Control.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/Cruz-Control-166542066831264/?ref=bookmarks


 

 



Nourishing Americana, funky alt-country, fresh new folk, bluegrass

Fri. March 2 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door   Dance– ages 21 + 

Crooked Branches :    Born in 2014 and based out of the Santa Cruz mountains, Crooked Branches features a soulful, acoustic sound that weaves lyrical storytelling with danceable down-home grooves.  Their energetic live performances are a mix of heartfelt Americana, funky country, and fresh new folk.

Flypaper Blues:   Out of the Bluetail Flies comes Flypaper Blues, an Americana band featuring two-part female harmonies, driving upright bass rhythms, flanked by a smokin' fiddle, mandolin and acoustic guitars. This 100% homegrown, local band brings influences from traditional bluegrass, singer songwriter, to alt-county genres.  Songwriting is personal, comedic, and inspired by the existential need to transcend the hazards and pitfalls of modern life with soul nourishing music.

Artist sites and sounds: www.crookedbranchesband.com and  www.facebook.com/Flypaper-Blues-203648733343499/


Patti Maxine, Harpin Jonny Troutner, Liz Smith, Aaron Wayne, John Laureano, and Gary Sweetpea Cunningham

 



Brooklynbilly Music:  Classic Country, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Blues, Old Timey, and Comedy Tunes

Wed. March 7 at 7:30pm
$15 av./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Andy Fuhrman: Born and raised in Brooklyn, Santa Cruz singer-songwriter Andy Fuhrman was heavily influenced by the Doo-Wop, Folk, R&B and Rock songs of the 50's & 60's. Arriving in Santa Cruz in the early 70's he became consumed with the crazy mix of Classic & Outlaw Country, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Blues, Old Timey and Comedy tunes floating over our local airwaves from KFAT and KPIG –the birthplace of Americana. Mix all that up together with Andy's original tunes and you've got Brooklynbilly Music, which is what you can expect at this show. Andy's Fabulous Friends include Patti Maxine (Lap Steel Guitar), Harpin Jonny Troutner (Harmonica), Liz Smith (Fiddle), Aaron Wayne (Lead Guitar & Accordion), John Laureano (Drums) and Gary Sweetpea Cunningham (Bass).

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


 



ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC DANCE BANDS OF SANTA CRUZ--BY WAY OF MOROCCO 

Fri. March 16 at 8pm
15 adv./$15 door Dance – ages 21 +  

AZA unites traditional Tamazight (Berber) music, indigenous to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, with the global influences of its diverse members. Evocative of Saharan-African blues, yet with an original style that truly defies categorization, AZA's performances feature deep, danceable rhythms, intricate string melodies, and soaring, soulful vocals.

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


 



Soaring vocal and guitar duo blending roots, pop, blues, soul and jazz

Wed. March 28 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 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 

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

Artist sites and sounds: www.gypsysoul.com


 



New CD is “The Woodstock Sessions” produced by Larry Campbell at the Levon Helm Studios

Thu. March 29 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

As the L.A. Weekly aptly put it, “This West Coast group deftly dashes across decades of American music to create a sound that's steeped in tradition but never bogged down by traditionalism.” An eclectic aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr., Jerry Fletcher, and Bob Nichols – the band can sing and play anything with spot-on feel, from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass, gospel to stone country, which is what they've been doing – to the ongoing delight of a fervent cult that includes many of their fellow musicians – throughout their first quarter century as a working unit. Their trademark multi-part harmonies never cease to captivate, whether on record or in live performance.

Artist sites and sounds: www.marleysghost.com


 



Dance to the music of the Dead, Dylan, Van Morrison, Eagles, Rolling Stones & more BLUEGRASS style

Fri. April 6 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

Grateful Bluegrass Boys are a string band that plays traditional bluegrass versions of classic rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more. These songs, combined with classic Bluegrass and Country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show.  The band consists of Aaron Redner, violin, mandolin, and vocals, who is known for his work with Hot Buttered Rum with whom he toured for 13 years. David Thom, who fronts the David Thom Band and Vintage Grass, plays mandolin and guitar, and sings like an angel. He also spent two years working with David Grisman. Isaac Cantor, banjo, also plays in Dusty Green Bones Band. Ben Jacobs, accordion, can be seen with Poor Man's Whiskey and Achilles Wheel.

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


 



Roger Kabler is "An astonishing Robin Williams' impressionist!”  - Variety

Wed. April 11 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

Roger Kabler: Roger Kabler has had a long career in comedy, TV, and film. Famous for his celebrity impressions - you won't want to miss his most notable impression, Robin Williams.

Roger appeared as a member of the reperatory company on The Carol Burrett show and starred in his own sit-com Rhythm & Blues on NBC.  He does a full set of Robin Williams and comes out for an encore doing a hilarious array of other celebrity imitations. 

"An astonishing Robin Williams' impressionist!”   - Variety

"Best new act of the year."     - New York Post

Marc Price Loved by millions as Skippy from the hugely popular 80's sitcom Family Ties starring Michael J Fox. Check out his stand up comedy tour to find out why the Los Angeles Times calls him "refreshingly bright" and the Boston Globe says he's "wickedly funny."' As a stand-up comedian Marc has opened for Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld. He's starred in movies, hosted late night talk shows and more recently he's been behind the cameras writing and producing for E! TBS, Disney Channel, Animal Planet, GSN, Showtime and more.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/The-Ultimate-Robin-Williams-Tribute-Show-1535646593187365/  and Video at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGs6-rEBihk


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