2591 Main St,
Soquel, CA 95073


 
   









  

Celebrating the power & healing of music & song, spirit-lifting revival and unifying-revelry

Thu. Oct. 21 at 5pm

No Cover  

The Puffball Collective celebrates as community, the power & healing of music & song, spirit-lifting revival and unifying-revelry. 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 Santa Cruz musicians We present this music to soothe your souls , raise your spirits and rejuvenate & move your bodies so that we all can move forward and do great good in our lives.” – TPC Artist

sites and sounds:  https://thepuffballcollective.com

 



  

Western Music Hall of Fame Artist

Fri. Oct. 22
Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm  
$55 for dinner and show 
Seated <21 w/parent

Dave Stamey: Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charley Russell of Western Music.”  Western Horseman Magazine  has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time.  In 2010 True West Magazine named  him Best Living Western Solo Musician. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today.  He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He's delighted audiences in twenty states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. 

In November of 2016 Dave was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame.

Dave is joined by cowgirl vocalist Annie Lydon.

Artist sites and sounds: www.davestamey.com

Purchase your tickets now:  Call (831) 479-9777 (ext. 2) /
If off hours, leave name, number of tickets and phone number 





  

SANTA CRUZ'S VERY OWN ROCKSTARS IN WAITING
- SEE THEM BEFORE THEY GET FAMOUS! -

Sat. October 23 at 12:30pm  
$10  Seated <21 w/parent

After a successful Spring 2021 Concert Season, and a year of no shows due to Covid, the students at Be Natural Music are gearing up to showcase their talents once again for the Fall Concert Season. After producing nearly 100 large concerts and events over the last 13 years, performing on stage has become a bi-annual tradition for the students of Be Natural Music. Youth musicians from around Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties practice weekly in preparation for several professionally produced performances every year.

The Concert Season also brings along our bi-annual fundraiser that directly fuels our scholarship program; currently awarding 26 kids in need of financial assistance each and every month of up to $2,000 in total. “It really is an incredible achievement,” exclaims Matthew Pinck, Music Director at Be Natural Music. “Being present for our community has been a focus since we started the scholarship fund, I never thought it would grow this big!” 

Their upcoming concert is on October 23rd at Michael's on Main, showcasing not only the unique talent of 7  bands but conjointly raising money to fund their scholarship initiative to financially assist low-income  students in music lessons. The show, featuring a wide arrangement of covers from Nirvana, Metallica, & Van Halen to Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, & Dave Brubeck, to name a few, will involve over 40 students & over 3 hours of crowd-pleasing tunes performed for an audience of family, friends, and fans. Creating stories, crucial skills, & lifelong experiences that students will bring into adulthood and beyond. All proceeds raised through donations and auction to our scholarship fund is a big deal. These kids wouldn't be exposed to musical opportunities otherwise hindered by a monetary wall.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.benaturalmusic.live


  

Positive Views Records present The Village Green performing The Kinks masterpieces and deep cuts

Sat. Oct. 23 at 8pm.
$20 Dance <21 w/parent

Performing The Kinks masterpieces and deep cuts for an outstanding live listening experience

The Village Green A Tribute to The Kinks are a group of Santa Cruz musicians who paying tribute to a classic rock band we all love: The Kinks.  This is the full band, back onstage together.  We will perform many of Ray and Dave Davies popular hits and a few deep cuts, for the hardcore fans.  We've recorded two tribute albums full of Kinks songs are recently released a new single, Little Bit of Emotion.  We invite you and your friends to Come Dancing to the music of The Kinks.

Purchase your tickets now:


Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/TheVillageGreenKinks/   and   https://youtu.be/io3VMXLnEg0



  

Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct. 24 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

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

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

Wed. Oct 27at 5pm

No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/

 



  

Soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies and a special guest every Thursday

Thu.Oct 28 5pm
No Cover

Ripatti & Rose is a singing and instrumental duo featuring Alisha Ripatti & Dylan Rose - two of Santa Cruz, California's finest young musical talents! These locally raised musicians have teamed up to combine their wealth of skill and influences, providing both classic covers and original songs.

Come enjoy their unique blend of soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies every Thursday at Michael's On Main.

Alisha & Dylan will feature special guests each week!

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




  


Grateful Dead Tunes & Halloween Night!

Sat. Oct. 30 at 7:30pm
$20 Dance <21 w/parent

The China Cats: Performing for nearly a decade and nearly 200 shows, China Cats continues the musical tradition of the Grateful Dead while throwing a new kind of gasoline on the fire. On any given night the band will play songs from throughout the Dead's 30-year repertoire. Their joy and enthusiasm for making music together is so contagious that the band has featured guest appearances from Grateful Dead alum, including original member Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay. Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band has sporadically joined the band since 2013. China Cats performs throughout California including a recent series at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, which belongs to Dead bassist Phil Lesh. Each performance is a new, communal journey. Band members seek out a unique style and sound while paying homage to the spirit of the Dead. “On these tunes, there are certain things that are specific, and certain things that are wide open to interpretation," guitarist Matt Hartle told the San Jose Mercury News. "It's never about going back. It's always looking to the present moment that we're having. We're not playing the 1973 version of the song or the '79 or the '92 version.

Every time the China Cats play a song, it's a new experience. "Matt Hartle brings experience from collaborations with Dead-family musicians including Henry Kaiser, Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident), and is a current member of Painted Mandolin with former Garcia-Grisman instrumentalist Joe Craven. Rhythm guitarist Scott Cooper has recorded with members of Little Feat, Galactic, David Nelson Band, New Riders. His debut solo CD reached #5 on the Relix jam band radio charts. Steve regularly plays keys in Stu Allen & Mars Hotel. Roger formerly played bass in David Gans & the Sycamore Slough String Band and has performed with artists such as Frank Wakefield. Michael is an in-demand drummer who is versed in New Orleans, jazz, reggae and African styles.

Purchase your tickets now: 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.thechinacats.com

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Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Oct. 31 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

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

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

Wed. Nov. 3 at 5pm
No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/


 

 



  

Gary “Sweetpea” Cunningham's 70 th Birthday Celebration

Thu. Nov. 4 at 5pm
No Cover

Legendary musician Gary “Sweetpea” Cunningham is the anchor of two popular Santa Cruz bands and both will be playing today to celebrate Sweetpea's 70 th Birthday.

Cruz Control is Vince Tuzzi (guitar/vocals and ukulele), Stan Parola (guitar/vocals/and ukulele/harmonica) and Gary “SweetPea” Cunningham on bass/vocals/ukulele.  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, Boz Scaggs, Van Morrison, The Beatles, and The Eagles.

Swirly Girls: Rockn New Grass Folky Girly trio with an eclectic mix of old, new, international rhythms.  Chad Johnson joins the Swirly Girls on mando guitar and vocals.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/Cruz-Control-166542066831264/?ref=bookmarks and www.facebook.com/The-Swirly-Girls-674973022569777/



  

Fri. Nov. 5 at 5pm

 No Cover  

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




  

Slack Key & HAWAIIAN Music Show

w/ Kumu Meleana Manuel from Hilo, Patti Maxine, Stan Meidinger, and Kuhai Santa Cruz Hula Dancers 

Sat. Nov. 6 at 1:30pm
$20  Seated <21 w/parent

Slack Key Master Ben Kaili from Hilo, Hawaii and Special Guest Kumu Meleana Manuel (Hilo), local favorite Patti Maxine (Steel Guitar), Stan Meidinger (Island Breeze Band) and local Hula Dancers (Kuhai Santa Cruz)  

Ben has recorded five albums and was a Na Hoku Award Finalist for his slack key guitar album "Kaowahi".  Ben loves coming to Santa Cruz to share his Aloha and wonderful Hawaiian Music. He appears annually in Hilo at the Big Island Hawaiian Music Festival and the KWXX Ho‘olaule‘a, the Hawaiian Slack key Guitar Festival at the Sheraton Kona, Kailua Kona's Kupuna Hula Festival and Moku O Keawe Hula Festival at Waikoloa Beach Resort.  

COME EARLY FOR HAWIIAN LUNCH SPECIAL -- not included with ticket purchase

Artist sites and sounds:  www.reverbnation.com/benkaili and https://music.apple.com/us/album/kaowahi/519560700


 



  

with special guest female vocalist plus Charlie Wallace on Pedal Steel

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

Gram Parsons: Honky tonkin' jam band Edge of the West plays a special tribute show to their musical hero Gram Parsons. Gram Parsons was enormously influential in both country and rock music, being one of the first to blend the two to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other. His work with The Byrds, with the Flying Burrito Brothers, his solo records and classic duet singing with his young protégé Emmylou Harris have proven to be seminal and lasting influences in the evolution of Country, Rock, Alt-Country and Americana. Parsons died of a heroin overdose in 1973 at the age of 27 and was cremated by his "road mangler" Phil Kauffman in Joshua Tree National Park as per his last wishes. While not achieving mainstream stardom during his lifetime, Gram's legend his lived on to inspire millions and the echoes of his sounds are still heard today. As his friend Keith Richards wrote, "This is why we're talking about him now"

Edge of The West: Musical adventurers Edge Of The West have been steadily touring the Western US, Alaska and Hawaii since 2016, exploring the deep American outback, exciting audiences and rocking their Americana-outlaw hippie jamband blend of originals and rootsy covers. Their energetic and danceable sound appeals to a wide variety of music fans, lighting up rooms and festival grounds. The four singers and writers in the group bring a bounty of songs of their own plus a deep repertoire of covers in many genres. Their eponymous first record was released in Spring 2016 with the next one in process for release later this year. This show will also feature Santa Cruz favorite Sharon Allen on vocals and the amazing Charlie Wallace on pedal steel. Featuring known musicians who've also played with the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Todd Snider, Johnny Paycheck, Cake, David Nelson Band, Great American Taxi, Lacy J Dalton and more, Edge Of The West brings some serious cred, history, family ties and deep musical roots to the table. And they know how to show ‘em a good time. That's what they do.

Artist sites and sounds: www.edgeofthewest.band and www.facebook.com/edgeofthewestband/

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Artist sites and sounds: www.edgeofthewest.band and www.facebook.com/edgeofthewestband/



  

Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Nov. 7 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

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

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

Wed. Nov. 10 at 5pm
No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted’s SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive. The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/


  

Thu. Nov. 11 at 5pm
No Cover


Redwood Express is a collection of some of the Bay Areas finest jam band musicians (China Cats, Rosebud, Aardvark, Grampas Chili) and fronted by blues singer/songwriter Michele Murphy playing their unique brand of originals and classic rock favorites.

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

 

 



  

Fri. Nov. 12 at 5pm  
No Cover  

Definitely KPIG style country: a blend old and new country.  Enjoy and dance to the tunes of Hank Williams, Vince Gill, Dwight Yokum, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and many more.



 

 



  

Dynamic, High Energy Acoustic Journey thru Jerry Garcia's Repertoire

Sat. Nov. 13 at 7:30pm
$25 Dance <21 w/parent

Painted Mandolin feat. Joe Craven: Dynamic, High Energy Acoustic Journey thru Jerry Garcia's repertoire, with original arrangements and surprising twists and turns, with jams that rise up your spine. Painted Mandolin keeps you on your toes, and heels, and soul---dancing all the way thru this music that we love. Painted Mandolin is: Joe Craven--Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocals and Percussion. Joe was a member of the Garcia/Grisman Band from 1991-1994, and a member of the David Grisman Quintet, from 1989-2004. Multi-instrumentalist, Story Teller, consummate side man, band leader, Festival MC and fashion guru, Joe has been around the block---Twice! Larry Graff--Guitar, Mandolin and Vocals.

Larry is the founding member of the world-famous Banana Slug String Band, for 32 years the Slugs have toured North America, bringing Eco-Science to kids and families. Larry, a Deadhead for 40 years, brings experience, knowledge, passion, energy and love to the stage, every time. Matt Hartle--Guitar, Banjotar, and Vocals. Matt is leader and lead guitarist in at least 5 Grateful Dead bands! His emotive and skillful playing, leaves audiences dancing, gasping, and wondering where he is playing next! He has performed in hundreds of Grateful Dead inspired shows in the last 15 years!  Dan Robbins has played and recorded in settings ranging from solo, duo, trio, etc. to big band and orchestra, and is known for driving, creative, harmonically and melodically rich background and lead parts on bass.

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






  

Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Nov. 14 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

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

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 



  

Wed. Nov. 17 at 5pm
No Cover

Fuse features
Ted Welty, Don Caruth, Ryan Price, Rob Ouse

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/


 

 



  

Soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies and a special guest every Thursday

Thu.Nov 18 5pm
No Cover

Ripatti & Rose is a singing and instrumental duo featuring Alisha Ripatti & Dylan Rose - two of Santa Cruz, California's finest young musical talents! These locally raised musicians have teamed up to combine their wealth of skill and influences, providing both classic covers and original songs.

Come enjoy their unique blend of soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies every Thursday at Michael's On Main.

Alisha & Dylan will feature special guests each week!

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



  

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

The Messiahs will be performing in
the TAP ROOM from 5 to 7pm

Fri. Nov. 19 at 5pm
 No Cover  

Bob O'Neill, Ken Kraft and Craig Owens are The Messiahs, an offshoot of Santa Cruz's iconic rock band Snail. The Messiah's original melodies, hot guitar riffs & killer vocals will transport you to Rock Nirvana

 

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

Reservations Recommended: Call (831) 479-9777 (ext. 2)

 



  

James Durbin (American Idol)
has performed for live audiences around the world for two decades

Sat. Nov. 20
Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm  
$50 for dinner and show  Seated <21 w/parent

JAMES DURBIN returns to Michael's On Main with ‘Classic Rock Unplugged'. Performing crowd favorites from iconic bands like The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller Band, The Beatles, Tom Petty, The Doors, Led Zeppelin & Many More! 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.jamesdurbinofficial.com and www.facebook.com/DurbinRock



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Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Nov. 21 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

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

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 



  

Wed. Nov. 24 at 5pm
No Cover

HUMP DAY happens every Wednesday and features TED WELTY and Ted's SPECIAL GUEST of the week. Native Santa Cruz musician Ted Welty, a guitarist and singer/songwriter, is best known as co-founder of 1990s alternative rock band Iguana Jive.  The group was signed in 1994 by indie label, Maddog Records, and went on to record their first album at A&M studios. A second album was recorded and released in 1997. Ted is currently a member of the popular bands Locomotive Breath and Spun.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.facebook.com/T.Rollin.music/


 

 



  

Soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies and a special guest

Fri. Nov. 26 at 5pm
No Cover

Ripatti & Rose is a singing and instrumental duo featuring Alisha Ripatti & Dylan Rose - two of Santa Cruz, California's finest young musical talents! These locally raised musicians have teamed up to combine their wealth of skill and influences, providing both classic covers and original songs. Come enjoy their unique blend of soulful vocals, masterful guitar work, and rich vocal harmonies.

Performing in the Tap Room from 5pm to 7pm

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

 



  

Anthony Arya and Chasing Ophelia team up with Matt Hartle for a night of Grateful Dead Music

Fri. Nov. 26 at 7:30pm
$20 Dance <21 w/parent

Chasing Ophelia returns to Michael's on Main. Anthony Arya brings a creative new approach to the spirit of the Grateful Dead. Arya's vocals with their sweet signature tone along with soaring saxophone accompaniment makes Chasing Ophelia a unique experience for Grateful Dead fans of all ages. For the first time together, Matt Hartle will join Chasing Ophelia for the evening which is sure to make this an unforgettable night of magical music.

Anthony Arya is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Santa Cruz, California. In Fall 2018, at age 15, Anthony was on Season 15 of NBC's The Voice. Shortly after, he released his debut album Going To California.?  Arya's music, folk rock with blues and jazz influences, is frequently played on roots station KPIG.

Matt Hartle is renowned as the firebrand lead guitarist of  The China Cats , the highly respected Grateful Dead tribute act.  Matt is also a member of Painted Mandolin  - an acoustic quartet featuring multi-instrumental wizard Joe Craven, of The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and David Grisman Quintet A quick scan of the list of players Matt Harle has collaborated with gives an indication of the dimensions of his musical affinities: Melvin Seals; Henry Kaiser; Greg Anton; Donna Jean Godchaux; Dave Hebert; Joe Craven; and Stu Allen to name only a few.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.anthonyarya.com/chasingophelia
and http://matthartlemusic.com

 



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

Sat. Nov. 27
 Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm 

  $50 for dinner and show   Seated <21 w/parent

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

Artist sites and sounds:  www.dirtycello.com

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Grateful Dead tunes with
Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. Nov. 28 at 5:30pm 
  $15 

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

New weekly link to Grateful Sundays live online can be found every Sunday at   https://m.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/

 


  

The music of the Eagles with impeccable vocal harmonies and masterful musicianship

Sat. Dec. 4
Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm  

$50 for dinner and show  Seated <21 w/parent

Lyin' I's is an Eagles Tribute band from Northern California.  Lyin' I's faithfully recreates the music of the Eagles with impeccable vocal harmonies and masterful musicianship.  Most members of the band play 2 or more instruments so every song comes to life with its original instrumentation and sound.  Lyin' I's' song list is comprehensive with songs from every Eagles album as well as the hits from the Eagles members solo records like Funk '49 from Joe Walsh's James Gang era and Boys of Summer from Don Henley's hit solo album Building The Perfect Beast.  Add in the charismatic, audience engaging personalities in Lyin' I's and you'll have an event where the crowd will be dancing and singing along from the very first song to the last! 

Artist sites and sounds:  w www.lyinis.com

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“Peppino writes wonderful guitar pieces.” Leo Kottke

Fri. Dec. 17
Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm  

$50 for dinner and show   Seated <21 w/parent

A native of Italy, D'Agostino has made his considerable international mark as a musical artist on the guitar since he arrived in America 35 years ago. In 2017 Guitar Player listed him as one of the 50 transcendent superheroes of the acoustic guitar. The CD, “Every Step of The Way,” was awarded by Acoustic Guitar's People's Choice Awards with a Bronze medal for Best Acoustic Album of All Time. 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. Top leading publishers such as Truefire, Alfred Publishing, Hal Leonard, and Acoustic Guitar Magazine Books have published his compositions and instructional methods. Peppino and his wife Donna are the founders of the Music World Retreats, where they host music workshops across the globe and partner with some of today's best instrumentalists and songwriters. To date, Peppino has recorded 19 CD's, performed in over thirty-five 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 2020 release ‘Connexion' was released by A-Train Entertainment. He is also a very charming performer and storyteller.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.peppinodagostino.com

 



  

Guitarist/Harp-Guitarist Muriel Anderson in Concert with Stunning Visuals 

Sat. Jan. 15
Dinner startsat 6:30 and Showtime 8pm

$50 for dinner and show Seated <21 w/parent

Muriel Anderson is a guitarist/harp-guitarist who embraces music from all over the world with grace, joy and humor. Muriel is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. Her CD, “Nightlight Daylight”, was chosen as one of the top 10 CDs of the decade by Guitar Player Magazine, and her “Heartstrings” recording accompanied the astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery. Among those she has performed/recorded with are Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten, Tommy Emmanuel and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Muriel's facility across the genres of folk, classical, bluegrass, popular and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. An engaging performer, Muriel's unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Bluegrass band, one-minute launching into a Beatles' tune and the next, a Spanish classic. Muriel's multimedia show takes you on a journey in music and stories, with a backdrop of visuals artfully projected behind her. It is a musical journey through space and around the world with visuals by celebrated photo-artist Bryan Allen.  Her current release  “Acoustic Chef”  is an international cookbook with music to go with each tune and her current project with partner, Bryan Allen is  Acoustic Sailing .  Muriel is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson's ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT®   and founder of the MUSIC FOR LIFE ALLIANCE  charity.  All the latest can be found at  murielanderson.com/now .  

Just one hell of a great player---a great personality…the way she plays it like we all wish to play. Les Paul

Acoustic guitarist Muriel Anderson---has justifiably gained a reputation as one of the world's best, and most versatile, guitar instrumentalists. Chicago Tribune

Steve Palazzo: Santa Cruzian, Steve Palazzo is a Santa Cruz County Arts Council Gail Rich Awards winner in the music category. The show will feature Steve pickin' and singing old-time country drawing heavily from the pre-Bluegrass 1930's era of classic music by the likes of the Delmore Brothers, Blue Sky Boys & Monroe Brothers, right up through the Louvin and Everly Brothers and Doc Watson.

Artist sites and sounds: https://murielanderson.com and
YouTube A Bakers Dozen and YouTube Why Worry

 




  

World music guitarist supreme on tour from Paris celebrating his new album “ Azwan”

Sat. April 23, 2022  
Dinner starts at 6:30 and Showtime 8pm  

$55 for dinner and show  Seated <21 w/parent

Voted by Guitar Player magazine readers as Best World Music Guitarist , Bensusan's music is contemplative, wistful, sublime and prodigiously performed with inspiration rooted in nature. “The concept of ‘Azwan' came from observing bees, those solar insects working in the darkness together as one, and by observing flocks of birds flying and dancing together as one. It has been an inspiring symbolic representation of the continuum of music. When seeing ‘Azwan' written, it can evoke a place, a city or a mood, but when hearing it said out loud, it sounds like ‘as one.' I've been contemplating all the music from ‘Azwan' for years before actually recording it, taking time to allow all the notes to come together as one.” Bensusan is a storyteller, using expressive and lyrical acoustic guitar parlance and ethereal vocalization to allure, transfix and transport. “‘Azwan' is primarily a solo instrumental album on which the guitar is conceived as an orchestra, delivering melody, bass, chords and counterpoint in the same space. To it, we add some vocal elements and several collaborations with guest musicians,” said Bensusan who has lived in Paris since age four.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.pierrebensusan.com

 


 








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