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

Dan Frechette& Laurel Thomsen
Duo on the Rise!

Wednesday, April 3rd, 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

Soulful, classically trained local violinist, Laurel Thomsen, teams up with prolific singer-songwriter, Rambling Dan Frechette (guitar). They met last year on-line, no less, and quickly developed a passionate musical synergy, leading to a California tour this spring. Laurel teaches and plays folk, Celtic and classical violin, authors articles on-line and in print, and was the founder of The Brightside Band. She also has a great harmony singing voice. http://www.laurelthomsen.com

Dan, from Winnepeg, has written over 1300 songs and toured over 200,000 miles since, as a teenager he originally signed for EMI publishing in Toronto. He has released 9 "regular" albums and in 2012 released another 8 online! He's a roots, bluegrass and blues influenced folkie with a bad ass rock n' roll spirit.http://www.ramblingdan.com/

"…one of the most talented singer-songwriters I have heard for a long time" -Sing Out Magazine
"….has never written a song I don't like" - Ismalia Alfa, Canadian Broadcasting Corp Radio



Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band
Sunday, April 7th, 7.00pm $12/$15
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Folkworks Magazine voted Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band into the top 10 of Folkworks' Top Ten Live Acoustic Bands in Southern California for 2008 writing "Susie is justifiably endorsed by Appalachian music legend Jean Ritchie, and the band has a fine repertoire of beyond-bluegrass originals from its chief songwreiter, Rob Carlson. They can take you up in the hollars, or sound like a female-fronted Asleep at the Wheel." (Larry Wines for Folkworks). This is the best in New Bluegrass to Appalachia Folks Roots Fusion, an experience of gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new bluegrass-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. Artist sites and sounds: http://www.susieglaze.com



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

Paul Kamm and Eleanor MacDonald
Exquisite Harmonies and Award-winning Song Writing

Wednesday, April 10th, 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

Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald, from Nevada City, CA, have been performing their original, contemporary folk music for over 30 years. Their work is graced by ethereal harmonies, compelling lyrics, Paul's intricate guitar work and arrangements, and stunning a cappella duets. They have song-writing and singing awards too numerous to mention and at least 9 albums to their credit. Their most recent, From the Fire released last year, is, in my opinion, the best they have ever done. Paul and Eleanore are also tireless workers for peace and justice and unreconstructed hippy leftists who have worked alongside the likes of Utah Phillips, and have performed for anti-war rallies, Amnesty International, Amy Goodman's Democracy Now, and on many community radio stations.www.kammmac.com

"…wonderful songs which they sing together beautifully...Two fine voices from the West that deserve a wider audience." - Utah Phillips



Miss Lonely Hearts, Carolyn Sills Combo, Jay Lingo, Larry Hosford
Special guests Mary McCaslin, Jim Lewin and King Kimiki. Steel Guitar Ace Charlie Wallace plays in each and every band on the bill!

Saturday, April 13th, 8.00pm $12/$12
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Miss Lonely Hearts: here is what Cooper McBean (of The Devil Makes Three) has to say about them: "Listen to the record, it's clear that these guys have something special going on. It's a perfect blend of Tennessee Three rhythm and sweet country crooning that's just a little rough around the edges. But maybe missing from the recordings, is the fact that these guys are one of the best live party bands I've heard in ages. Big German cowboy beating the shit out of the upright bass? Check. Mutant honky-tonk guitar and suitcase drums? Check. A dead ringer for a young Bruce Springsteen with the pipes of Charley Feathers? You bet. Will they drink you out of house and home, dance with every lady in the house, and wear nothing but snow pants while they do it? You just never know what might happen when these guys come to town." http://www.misslonelyheartsband.com

Carolyn Sills writes and performs original music with guitarist Gerard Egan. They are heavily influenced by their vinyl record collection and enjoy performing western music - western swing, country western, west coast blues, spaghetti westerns and more. The combo features top local players Charlie Wallace on steel guitar and Jimmy Norris on drums, with Gerard on guitar and Carolyn on electric bass and vocals. http://www.carolynsills.com

Jay Lingo : All of the necessary components required to write good country music are here: heartache, addiction, lust, love, dogs, broken down vehicles, trains, guns, women, depression, desperation, bad luck, good luck, Jesus and the Devil. http://jaylingo.net/

Larry Hosford has been performing and writing raw, dry-humored honky-tonk tunes since the early '60s. He started out singing songs on the streets of Cannery Row in a voice eerily reminiscent of Willie Nelson's. He even earned the opportunity to jam with Nelson and scored a record contract on Leon Russell's Shelter Records label, which resulted in two albums, aka Lorenzo and Crosswords. Four of Hosford's tracks even made it on the Billboard Country Charts. http://www.larryhosford.net

Mary McCaslin represents an unbroken link between traditional American folksingers and today's "new folk" singer-songwriters. Known for her songs about the West, its landscape, and its outlaws as well as her insightful songs about relationships. http://www.marymccaslin.com

Jim Lewin is a guitarist, songwriter and producer based in Santa Cruz, CA. A member of alt-country jamband Great American Taxi, Jim can be found touring regularly around the US and beyond. He also performs with Todd Snider, Frank Wakefield, Lacy J Dalton, and Harmony Grits and fronts his own groups in various genres. http://www.jimlewin.com



Tony Furtado plus Stephanie Schneiderman
Thursday, April 18th, 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

Tony Furtado: Acoustic bluesman, slide guitarist, banjo wizard songwriter with an emotionally riveting voice. Tony Furtado is an indie record label's dream artist. He has lived primarily on the road for the last two decades. He is gregarious, engaging and entertaining, on and off stage. He's been called a genius on banjo and slide guitar, and his own creative interpretation-hybrid of Americana and indie folk/rock is engaging and captivating. Furtado has often been compared to Ry Cooder and Paul Simon in his latest albums as he guides his attention to detail and proclivity for traditional music into the pop framework. Onstage, whether playing with a band or solo, he owns the room, mixing stories of his travels with musicianship that is off the charts. New CD is Live at Mississippi Studios. http://www.tonyfurtado.com

Stephanie Schneiderman : On the Portland-based songwriter new release, Rubber Teardrop, there is an almost instant realization that it is the perfect blend of two very different artists who have found their collective voice. A fluid recording that seamlessly combines the synthetic and organic into a single powerful compilation, Rubber Teardrop plays like an epic movie soundtrack, at once evocative, entertaining and dramatic, even mesmerizing at times. http://www.stephanieschneiderman.com



Joe Craven Trio with special guest Hattie Craven
In Celebration of Hattie's New CD, E L E V E N

Sunday, April 28th, 7.00pm $15/$15
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Joe Craven Trio: Back by popular demand, the Joe Craven Trio returns to Don Q's, this time in support of their work on Hattie's new recording, , as well as playing their own music! The JCT is power trio of keyboards, key bass, drums, fiddle, mandolin, found sound and vocals. A surprisingly full sound for a party of three, they pay tribute to Traditional American Folk, Blues, New Orleans, Swing, Funk, as well as the music of Brazil, Haiti, Ireland, Cuba and Puerto Rico. The music is crisp, tight and full of groove. This special show at Don Quixote's will be a memorable night! http://www.joecraven.com

Hattie Craven: E l e v e n is a collection of 11 songs,both borrowed and original, all recorded in Hattie's 11th year. With instrumentation provided by the renowned Joe Craven Trio including John R Burr and Kendrick Freeman, Hattie Craven is remaking popular songs in styles of Jazz, Americana, Reggae, Latin and other Roots Music. She is an extraordinarily talented young artist. http://www.hattiecraven.com



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