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Chic Gamine
Canadian a cappella Girl Group

Thursday, June 2nd, 7.30pm $10/$10
<21 with parent

FC Cosponsored Show with
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, call 831-603-2294

Canadian a cappella girl group with a male percussionist. They have appeared on Main Stage at Strawberry Music Festival and on stages internationally. In the spring of 2007, with a chance at a red-hot California showcase looming, three old friends and former band-mates — singers Ariane Jean, Andrina Turenne and Annick Bremault — decided to launch something fresh and new. They found the perfect fusion with drummer and percussionist Sacha Daoud and siren-voiced singer Alexa Dirks; in a matter of weeks, they were recording in that Montreal home studio, and a band was born. Then came that demo; then an album; then came opening slots for folks such as Smokey Robinson , the nod on CBC Radio-Canada Revelation's top seven artists of 2009-10, and a shiny 2009 Juno Award for Best Roots/Traditional Album. (A big win that, because they were smack-dab in the middle of a highway-pounding North American tour, they celebrated in a log cabin in Montana instead of the big stage.) That's the prologue. Now, with their new CD City, City (in stores now), Chic Gamine is ready to get to the heart of their story. http://www.chicgamine.com



Wake The Dead
Revisit the Summer of Love Celtic Style

Friday, June 3rd, 8.00pm $13/$15
21 and over

FC Cosponsored Show with
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, call 831-603-2294

The World's First Celtic All-Star Grateful Dead Jam Band has grown to embrace the entire Summer of Love . The way this hot acoustic Bay Area septet blends Celtic trad tunes and the songs of the Dead, the Airplane, the Youngbloods, and more is delighting Deadheads , Celtoids, rockers, and folkies alike. Local fans are guaranteed many brand-new surprises. http://www.wakethedead.org



The Honky Tonk Dreamers / Bolos
Fabulous Classic Country and Western Swing
Saturday, June 11th, 8.00pm $20/$22
AT MISSION CITY COFFEE ROASTING CO.

2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
call 831-475-4938 or email Brundle@attglobal.net


This a repeat of last July's show at Mission City Coffee, which was so much fun we just had to have these two bands back again. Charlie Wallace cuts it up on steel guitar in both bands.


The Honky Tonk Dreamers feature the soulful singing of Julay Brooks and the hot takeoff playing of Tony Marcus (fiddle and guitar) and Charlie Wallace (steel guitar), all held together by the powerful rhythm section of Julay or Tony on guitar and the rock-solid bass of Jerry Logan. With inventive arrangements and thoughtful choice of material, classic honky tonk country and western swing are the band's grooves.http://www.myspace.com/thehonkytonkdreamers


The Bolos are Don Burnham (of the large western swing band, Lost Weekend, fame), vocals and rhythm guitar; Charlie Wallace on steel; and Karen Horner on double and electric bass. New Zealander, Sarah Duckworth, guests. The group plays Don's originals and a mixture of well-chosen classic swing and country material. Don and Sarah head off to NZ soon after this, so come by and say goodbye. http://www.landweber.com/Burnham/Bolos/



Acoustic Music Series At The Ugly Mug in Soquel
Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

James Hurley
Performing Songwriter At Large

Wednesday, June 15th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $10
NO RESERVATIONS

AT THE UGLY MUG CAFE

4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073, call the Cafe at 831-477-1341
OR contact Fiddling Cricket at 831-475-4938 or Brundle@attglobal.net

James Hurley, performing songwriter at large, has been named as one of LA's top 10 live singer-songwriters (Folkworks). He plays an elegant jazzy guitar style and delivers a seductive blend of jazzy pop-folk with intelligent lyrics and a smooth voice, reflecting the life he lives. They vary from wicked humor to stark poignancy. He has 3 self-produced CDs, the latest being Tempest in a Teacup, recorded while on tour from Arizona to Washington wherever he could find studio space. He's a little gem. http://www.jameshurleymusic.com/



Stevie Coyle - Feral and Solo!
James Hurley opens
Singer-Songwriters and Guitarists
Friday, June 17th, 8.00pm $20/$22
AT MISSION CITY COFFEE ROASTING CO.

2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
call 831-475-4938 or email Brundle@attglobal.net


Stevie Coyle was a co-founder of the Waybacks (along with Chojo Jacques and Glenn Houston), fronting for them as songwriter and vocalist as well as providing rhythm and fingerstyle guitar. His illustrious background prior to the Waybacks is well-known - 3 years on the road with the Lichtenstein Circus (sword swallowing amongst other things), actor and stage manager at the San Jose Rep, comedy and parody in the bands the Foreman and the Reagan Brothers, with his pal Roy Zimmerman. A couple of years ago he left the Waybacks to go solo and released his debut solo album, Ten-in-One. Since then he has been touring extensively, and last year had the largest attendance of the year for a Fiddling Cricket show at Mission City Coffee (an impossible 92!), for a release show of the album. We are delighted to have Stevie return to us for another solo show, but have absolutely no idea what he will do. http://www.steviecoyle.com/





James Hurley, performing songwriter at large, has been named as one of LA's top 10 live singer-songwriters (Folkworks). He plays an elegant jazzy guitar style and delivers a seductive blend of jazzy pop-folk with intelligent, witty, lyrics reflecting the life he lives. He has 3 self-produced CDs, the latest being Tempest in a Teacup. James is the perfect opener for Stevie. http://www.jameshurleymusic.com/












SOLD OUT
Laurie Lewis and Nina Gerber
Singer-Songwriter and Guitar Divas
Sunday, June 26th, 7.00pm $20/$22
AT MISSION CITY COFFEE ROASTING CO.

2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
call 831-475-4938 or email Brundle@attglobal.net

SOLD OUT

Laurie Lewis has been at the heart of Bay Area acoustic music for 30 years, as vocalist, fiddler, singer-songwriter, and leader of her own bluegrass band. She is one of the finest, and most diversely talented, artists in traditional American music today. She has won a Grammy, been IBMA's vocalist of the year twice, is recognized as one of the premier female fiddlers in the US, and has around 25 solo, duet (with singing partner, Tom Rozum) and band albums. However, more important than all this, I think, is Utah Phillips quote "whatever country music is supposed to be, she is at the center of it". She always sings straight from the heart, and it affects many people greatly. In this duet show with guitarist Nina Gerber, that's what Laurie will be doing, through her own songs and those of others for which she feels particular affection.

After originally coming to prominence as accompanist to Kate Wolf, Nina Gerber spent two decades as "guitarist of choice" for recordings and performances with a huge number of folk performers, as well becoming a respected producer and arranger. During this time, though she never sought the limelight and never appeared as the main artist on a record cover, she earned a devoted following from those who truly listened. She always emphasizes taste over technical skill (which she has in abundance), providing a soulful enhancement to the music she is accompanying. Finally, after appearing on, or producing, over 60 albums, she has released two solo CDs. ninagerber.com

"One of the best acoustic and electric guitarists in the folk genre." - Frets Magazine



Acoustic Music Series At The Ugly Mug in Soquel
Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Marty Atkinson
Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist
(with Patrick Feehan and John Hasty)

Wednesday, June 29th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $10
NO RESERVATIONS

AT THE UGLY MUG CAFE

4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073, call the Cafe at 831-477-1341
OR contact Fiddling Cricket at 831-475-4938 or Brundle@attglobal.net

Marty Atkinson, originally from Ontario, Canada, is a songwriter's songwriter with a fine smooth tenor voice. He is also an excellent guitarist. His writing abilities sent him from the Bay Area to Nashville for 7 years on an EMI contract, where he recorded the acclaimed Cactus Choir CD, but he has been back here for quite a while now, performing solo, and with the Atkinson-Kincheloe Band, and releasing 3 self produced CDs.

Patrick Feehan, the Director of the Vallombrosa Choir in Menlo Park, will assist Marty on keyboards. Patrick has played on CDs ranging from rock to New Age, and composes music for many Fortune 500 companies, PBS shows, commercials - and friends needing favors. John Hasty, a drummer who plays with many Bay Area groups, will provide tasteful percussion on the cajon.




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