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

The Henhouse - Sherry Austin, Sharon Allen, Tracy Parker, Patti Maxine
Clucking Good Music

Wednesday, August 10th, 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

With four of the most popular female Americana performers in the Monterey Bay area, Henhouse delights their fans with their engaging stage presence, upbeat songs, and stellar harmonies. The band consists of Sherry Austin on rhythm guitar and vocals, Sharon Allen on vocals and guitar, Tracy Parker on bass and vocals, and Santa Cruz legend, Patti Maxine on lap steel, dobro, and vocals. Their music covers the range from sweet love songs to gritty, rockin' songs about cars, trains, and love gone wrong. It consists of originals by Sherry and Sharon, as well as much loved covers by Americana artists, such as Kate Wolf, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith. The blend of harmonies between the four women is exquisite. Singing with authority and passion, their distinctive blend of folk, country and rock is filled with warmth and conviction. All four also play in various other bands covering folk, swing, blues, and Hawaiian genres.



Laurence Juber
Two Time Grammy Winner - Virtuoso Fingerstyle Guitar
Sunday, August 14th, 7.00pm $20/$23
AT MISSION CITY COFFEE ROASTING CO.

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

Laurence Juber is most famous for his 3 years spent recording and touring with Paul McCartney, as the lead guitarist of Wings, when in his 20's (he had already made a successful career as a session guitarist, following a music degree at London University -classical guitar and lute). During that time he won his first Grammy as Best Rock Instrumentalist. When Wings disbanded in 1981 he moved to the US and resumed work as a session musician, recording music for many TV shows and films, including the theme tune for the Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me. He also embarked on a career as a solo artist, composer and arranger, rapidly becoming recognized as a world class fingerstyle virtuoso. He has been voted "Guitarist of the Year" by readers of Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, and named one of the top acoustic guitar players of all time by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

By now Laurence has released 14 acclaimed solo albums, and is forever associated with the Beatles for his years with McCartney and his 2000 album, LJ plays the Beatles. He also acquired a second Grammy (Best Pop Instrumental) for his arrangement of The Pink Panther Theme on the CD Henry Mancini - Pink Guitar. LJ recently wrote the music for a documentary recently aired by NBC Dateline - 'America Now: Children Of The Harvest ' Solid Air Records have the soundtrack CD (with additional bonus archive tracks) in stock. www.laurencejuber.com

"...the notes spin out of the songs with such finesse and musical agility, it's hard to believe he has only 10 fingers and six strings." - San Francisco Chronicle




CANCELLED
The Sing Strings: Lyric Meets the Lyre
Jenna Mammina & Brian Gore

Tuesday, August 16th, 7.30pm $12/$12
<21 with parent

FC Cosponsored Show with
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Jenna Mammina joins Brian Gore August 16th for her Sing Strings: Lyric and Lyre debut. Jenna is a world class singer with eclectic musical tastes who has been singled out three times by Jazziz Magazine as a leading woman in the Jazz-crossover genre. Whether it be a rendition of a classic jazz standard, or a well-known pop tune or one of her own compositions, the end result is the same. “She doesn't just cover Warren Zevon, Elvis Costello and James Taylor, she reupholsters them,” says Hew Hallock. "She unwinds a song as if each word dangled from a string of twinkling charms and delicately snaps consonants like wishbones.Ben Fong-Torres couldn't agree more. “She teases it, toys with it, laughs with it, vocally dances with it, and, ultimately, the singer, and the song embrace one another, to the pleasure of the audience,” he says. “If these disks inspire you to seek out one of her club or concert engagements, be forewarned: You'll have fun.http://www.jennamammina.com

Known as a “poet of the guitar,” Brian Gore's emotive, expressive style combines influences from folk, jazz and classical music. Ron Forbes-Roberts of Acoustic Guitar Magazine says, “Gore's finely crafted poetic 'songs without words' take the listener on a spellbinding, emotional ride. He has great facility as a player, but it's the depth and range of moods his pieces evoke that makes his music such a pleasure.” Gore performs as the founder of International Guitar Night (IGN/USA). http://www.guitarpoet.com

CANCELLED


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

Ben Kaili
Slack Key Guitar from Hawaii

Wednesday, August 17th, 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

Born on the Island of Hawai'i, Ben Kaili started playing Hawaiian music at age of eight with his Ohana (family). At seventeen he was part of the group, Da Blalas of Keaukaha, performing at many venues around the Big Island. Over the years Ben has played with several Hula groups (Hula Halaus: Koulimanani E with Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima and Keolu Makani O Mauna Loa with Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel). He could also be seen playing at various hotels, restaurants and festivals all around the island including the Big Island Hawaiian Music Festival, in which he has performed every year since it's beginning over twenty years ago. For the third time, Ben has been nominated for the prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for Slack Key Album of the Year for Kaowahi. Ben currently performs with a group called Kanakapila in various Hilo locations.

In this show he will be joined by locals, Stan Meidinger (bass) and Patti Maxine (steel guitar), and at least one Hula dancer.



Sharon Allen and Her Dusty Boots
Folk, Country and Blues
Friday, August 19th, 8.00pm $15/$17
AT MISSION CITY COFFEE ROASTING CO.

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

Sharon Allen is currently best known as the sweet-voiced singer from Santa Cruz usually seen sharing the stage with her friend Sherry Austin in the Sherry Austin Band, harmonizing on folk and Americana material. She has, however, been singing in bands for over 25 years and last year released her debut solo CD, Along the Way, featuring a mixture of original songs and her renditions of material from Townes Van Zandt, Kate Wolf, and Billy Joe Shaver.

Before joining Sherry Austin a few years ago, Sharon fronted the Santa Cruz blues/rock band, The Firebirds for 20 years. In this concert she steps out with Her Dusty Boots and a mixture of swinging folk, country, and blues. The Dusty Boots are Charlie Wallace on pedal steel, steel guitar, and dobro (Charlie played for us recently as lead guitar for the Bolos and The Honky Tonk Dreamers), Jerry Bradley on electric bass, and Jimmy Norris on percussion. www.sharon-allen.com

"Sharon Allen is way up on the list of sweet voiced singers….unpretentious music that is beautiful and lasting" - Sleepy John Sandidge, Snazzy Productions




CANCELLED
The Duo-Tones
plus The Convaves

Monday, August 22nd, 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

Duo-Tones are Surf Guitar Legends of The Surfaris (Wipe Out), Belairs (Mr. Moto), Chantays (Pipeline) Two masters of the surf guitar have joined forces to create a unique variation on the original theme: by leaving out the drums and bass, they put the focus on their delightful dual-guitar interplay , bringing fresh appeal to the surf-instro genre. Paul Johnson pioneered surf-instro music in the ‘60s with the Belairs; his tune, “Mr. Moto,” is a genre classic. Now, after a lifetime of prolific creativity in a style that epitomizes the form, he's regarded as one of the genre's leading lights. (Paul has been a Surfari since 1989.) Gil Orr was a child prodigy in the ‘50's playing country music on TV and radio. He took to rock ‘n roll in the ‘60's and joined the Chantays (with whom he still plays to this day). Gil is extremely versatile and eclectic, bringing a brilliant creativity to a wide variety of styles. The Duo-tones' virtuosity extends well beyond surf music. They also offer distinctive renditions of tunes of every style — blues, country, old standards, gospel, rock from every period. http://www.pjmoto.com

The Convaves play acoustic surf rock tonight. Their music is high energy, driven moving and passionate. They have played live performances at the San Jose Museum of Cultural Art for the grand opening of The Surf Culture The Art History of Surfing"show. They were applauded by surf celebrities from around the world and local luminaries as well. http://www.theconcaves.com

CANCELLED


Houston Jones
CD Release for Queen of Yesterday
The Juncos open

Sunday, August 28th, 7.00pm $20/$25
AT MISSION CITY COFFEE ROASTING CO.

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

Houston Jones, the high-octane Americana quintet from the Bay Area, will ignite the evening with their mixture of original folk, bluegrass, blues and gospel tunes. Featured are former Waybacks guitarist Glenn Houston, vocals and guitar of Travis Jones, Henry Salvia on keyboard and accordion, Josh Zucker sitting in on standup bass, and Peter Tucker (also formerly of the Waybacks) on percussion.

Though all the band members are resident in the Bay Area, they originate from all over the US and have about 150 years of collective professional music experience! They have been a big hit at every festival they have ever played, including Telluride and Strawberry, where they were voted "best new discovery" and "best vocalist". Their new CD (their 6th), Queen of Yesterday again features the songwriting of their regular bassist, Chris Kee, and also several songs from Travis. www.houstonjones.com

"As good as any singing and picking I've heard in my 30 years in the music business" - Bob Brown, owner rancho Nicasio and manager of Huey Lewis and the News.

The Juncos are an exciting young group from Santa Cruz with a stylistic mix incorporating elements of folk, alt-country, jug band, honky-tonk, rockabilly, punk and old-time. Joshua Lowe (guitar and banjo) is the lead vocalist and songwriter, Jeff Kissell plays double bass and harmonizes, and Chris Lynch provides high energy fiddle and harmonies. Sometimes there are additional members. They have a very fine debut CD, At the Feet of Old Bristlecone. www.thejuncos.com




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