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

Linda McRae
Canadian Singer-Songwriter, Roots Music


Wednesday, January 9th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $10-$15 Donation Suggested
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 408 499 9441 or Brundle@attglobal.net

Linda McRae is a Canadian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who earned 2 Platinum and 3 Gold records as bassist/accordionist with former Canadian Celtic/Roots group Spirit of the West between 1988 and 1996. Linda then left the band to resume her solo career and has since released 4 solo CD's, all of which have received high praise from reviewers world-wide.

Linda's soaring, honest, vocals hold nothing back. She nails a song to the wall. She plays clawhammer banjo, acoustic guitar, accordion and porchboard bass, combining old-time sounds with universal themes of heartbreak & redemption offering an intriguing sepia postcard from the past that is vibrant and alive in the present. Linda tours inIreland and the UK, performs at numerous festivals in Canada and the US, and conducts a song circle, workshops and a concert at California's Folsom Prison. Her current CD, Rough Edges and Ragged Hearts was released in 2012. Linda also writes a monthly column for BC Musician's Magazine entitled This Winding Road. www.lindamcrae.com

"..one of the most pure, soulful, honest and distinctive voices in Roots music, period!" …. Allison Brock, Wide Cut Country, CKUA



Wake The Dead
World's Only Celtic All-Star Grateful Dead Jam Band

Friday, January 11th, 8.00pm $15/$15
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Wake the Dead, the World's Only Celtic All-Star Grateful Dead Jam Band and long-time Bay Area favorite, bring their crackling energy back to Don Quixote's! After more than 12 years of concerts and festivals, the 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. www.wakethedead.org



Rushad Eggleston
plus Lily Henley & Her Band

Sunday, January 13th, 7.00pm $10/$12
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Rushad Eggleston: Born in a log cabin in Big Sur CA, Cello-goblin Rushad Eggleston is a masterful improviser and a wildly inventive performer; he's known for his revolutionary cello playing, semi-acrobatics, and motivational songs from his own land of Sneth. Two decades of practicing and meditation led Rushad to invent bluegrass cello, co-found folk-bluegrass sensation Crooked Still, and earn a Grammy nomination with the all-star group Fiddlers 4. In 2007 he strapped on his cello and unleashed the cello-driven rock band Tornado Rider. http://tornadoriderband.com/fr_home.cfm

Lily Henley is a singer, songwriter and fiddler who is gaining recognition as one of the most unique and passionate voices on the acoustic music scene. As a versatile singer and fiddle player, drawing on her roots in both Americana and Middle Eastern music traditions her repertoire crosses three languages and combines original material with ear-catching arrangements of traditional songs and melodies. Before her 6th birthday she heard Irish fiddling for the first time, and at the age of 11, after requesting one for years, Lily received her first violin and immediately began teaching herself tunes by ear. Two years later she attended Alasdair Fraser and Mark O'Connor's Fiddle Camps. http://www.lilyhenley.com



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

CANCELLED

Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan
(Katie Dahl opens)
Singer-Songwriters, Folk


Wednesday, January 16th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $10-$15 Donation Suggested
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 408 499 9441 or Brundle@attglobal.net

Claudia Russell is an outstanding live performer, with a versatile vocal range from soft soulful ballads to jazzy bluegrass, blues, and the big stage musical. Voted best new artist by Boston station WUMB in 2000 she has been a finalist twice at the Kerville Festival in Texas and also at the Sisters Festival in Oregon. For the last few years she has been based in the Berkeley area, performing with her partner, multi-instrumentalist Bruce Kaplan (guitar, mandolin, vocals), and in a larger ensemble, the Folk Unlimited Orchestra.Claudia is currently working on her 4th CD. An interesting aside is that Claudia's father, Gilbert Russell, was a 1930's star in England, known to millions (even today) for the original BBC recording of "Teddy Bear's Picnic", under his original name, Val Rosing, before moving to Hollywood, at the urging of Louis B Meyer, who changed his name and attempted to make him "the English Bing Crosby". Even more surprising is that Claudia did not know about this aspect of her father's past until a few years ago! www.claudiarussell.com

Katie Dahl, a friend of Claudia and Bruce, is a Wisconsin singer-songwriter who has performed everywhere from Mali to France to the northern backwoods of the US. She is known for her fine alto voice, the literate candor of her songs, and her easy humor on stage. She has also written, and had performed, a musical. www.katiedahlmusic.com

CANCELLED


Red Molly
Plus Anne & Pete Sibley

Wednesday, January 16th, 7.30pm $12/$15
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Red Molly: If one word describes the new Red Molly CD, Light in the Sky, that word is joyous. Once again, with the "tick-tight arrangements, crystalline vocals and caramel harmonies" that the Boston Globe praised, Red Molly creates an album with gorgeous a cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing, all done up in Red Molly's trademark three-part harmonies, signature dobro licks and inventive arrangements. The title sets the theme for the 14 tracks: optimism, joy, and excitement for the future. Red Molly knows about optimism and joy. The band's fans, referred to as "RedHeads", have always responded to the sense that the band is a group of friends, sharing songs in their living room. That's exactly how it felt in 2004 when Laurie MacAllister (guitar, banjo, bass), Abbie Gardner (dobro, guitar) and Carolann Solebello (guitar, bass) sat around a campfire at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, singing and talking about their favorite songwriters. Knowing they had stumbled into something extraordinary, they formed Red Molly. http://www.redmolly.com

Anne & Pete Sibley : A husband and wife duo that met over 20 years ago through music, they sing with simple accompaniment of guitar and clawhammer banjo. In doing so their fluid harmonies and songwriting are able to take center stage. Along with an easy going stage presence that leaves space for deep listening, Anne and Pete invite the audience to be part of a music experience. http://www.anneandpetesibley.com



Muriel Anderson
with Tierra Negra

Monday, January 21st, 7.30pm $17/$20
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

One of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. She has recorded over a dozen CD's and performs in the US, Europe, and the Far East. Muriel is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson's ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHT® and founder of the MUSIC FOR LIFE ALLIANCE charity.Her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. Her unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Japanese koto, then a Bluegrass band, one minute launching into a Beatles' tune and the next, Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez. Touring in the USA and internationally year round, she continually amazes audiences with her technique and endears them with her sense of humor. http://murielanderson.com

Recently she has teamed up with Germany's finest Flamenco Nuevo duo, TIERRA NEGRA, adding a new dimension and excitement to her music. http://tierranegra.de



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