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Rushad Eggleston plus Emily Elbert
Wednesday, May 1st, 7.30pm $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

Emily Albert - featured as one of the Top Ten Remarkable College Women of The Year 2010 in Glamour Magazine Profile --is going places. Full of love, soul, and wanderlust, the 23-year-old has performed all over the U.S. and in 13 countries around the world, from Peru to Palestine and Turkey to Thailand. Raised in Texas on a musical diet of Antonio Carlos Jobim, James Taylor, and '60s radio, Emily first fell in love with guitar when she was 14. Electrified, she dove into writing, singing, performing, and recording, and set her sights on attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. She soon landed a coveted spot in the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Foundation's jazz ensemble, and was awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. Now the recent Berklee graduate has played over 500 shows internationally, released three independent albums of original material, and won awards on both sides of the Atlantic. Known for her strong melodies, straight-to-the-heart vocals, and intricate guitar work, Emily has performed at some of the best listening rooms and clubs in the country. Music lovers have watched Emily's YouTube videos in droves, including over 400,000 views of her version of Michael Jackson's Thriller and over a million views of her YouTube channel. http://www.emilyelbert.com



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

Jeni and Billy
Southern mountain music at its best!

Wednesday, May 8th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $10-$15
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

Jeni Hankins and Billy Kemp, from Tennessee, tour internationally and have played festivals from Merlefest in North Carolina to the Maverick Festival in England (which specializes in Americana!), as well as garnering awards in songwriting (Jeni), flatpicking (Billy) and folk-singing. Jeni plays guitar and mandolin, Billy is a consummate multi-instrumentalist. Their live performance is built around Jeni's soulful lead singing, framed by Billy's spare and subtle accompanying arrangements. Jeni's songs paint pictures of churches and sherbet pie to moonshine, oxycodone and snake handling.http://www.jeniandbilly.com

"…some of the best southern music heard in a very long time." - Sing Out Magazine



The Driftless plus American Nomad
Sunday, May 12th, 7.00pm $10/$10
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

The Driftless is a sweet and rowdy quartet of Santa Cruzians, Megan Saunders (mandolin, banjo and vocals), Blair McLaughlin (fiddle, guitar and vocals), Rob Smith (guitar, vocals) and Jeff Kissell (bass). They draw from folk, blues, old time and bluegrass to build their own unique sound writing about places, friends, lovers and local wanderings. http://www.thedriftless.net

American Nomad is a new acoustic group in the widely eclectic Bay Area music scene. Rooted in Americana and folk/swing traditions, their carefully crafted original music maintains a modern relevance. Smart songwriting, catchy lyrics, tight rhythms, rich harmonies, and strong musicianship have already begun to earn American Nomad a reputation as a band that intrigues listeners from a wide variety of musical tastes and backgrounds. Keeping in line with the ancient troubadour tradition, American Nomad draws from the spirit of travel and authentic life experience. http://www.americannomadmusic.com



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

Locomotive Breath Unplugged
The Classic Rock of Jethro Tull, The Doors, The Who…

Wednesday, May 15th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $10-$15
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

Locomotive Breath is the latest musical project of veteran Santa Cruz bassist, Daniel Vee Lewis, who is also one half of Dreambeach with Pipa Pinon and plays in several other bands. The band breaths new life into the classic rock they grew up with from the late 60's to mid-70's (the name comes from a Jethro Tull song) The other musicians are Bob von Elgg (guitar), who played in this series as Bob von Elgg and Friends a couple of years ago (that show holds the record for the most number of people through the door); Bill Walker (guitar), who has a 30 year performance career in all kinds of genres, and vocalist Bourne Archer, who, in covering everyone from Jim Morrison to Roger Daltry, puts his own signature on their songs. Drummer Marty Schuchardt is also part of the band, but will not be playing in this unplugged version. www.locomotivebreath.us http://www.bobvonelg.co



Darol Anger & The Furies
Thursday, May 16th, 7.30pm $15/$18
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Fiddler, composer, producer and educator, Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with numerous path-breaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, his Duo with Mike Marshall, and others. He has performed and taught all over the world with musicians such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Bela Fleck, Bill Evans, Edgar Meyer, Bill Frisell, Tony Rice, Tim O'Brien, Anonymous 4, Marin Alsop and the Cabrillo Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, Mark O'Connor, and Stephane Grappelli. Today Darol can be heard on NPR's Car Talk theme every week, along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice. He was also the violinist on the phenomenally popular Sim City computer games. In addition to performing all over the world, he has recorded and produced scores of important recordings since 1977, is a MacDowell and UCross Fellow, and has received numerous composers' residencies and grants. He has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings and motion picture soundtracks. He is an Associate Professor at the prestigious Berklee School of Music. He recently began an ambitious online Fiddle School at ArtistWorks.com.http://www.darolanger.com/



Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit
Saturday, May 18th, 8.00pm $12/$12
Ages 21 +

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit: Take two Americana singer-songwriters, an indie-rock veteran of a drummer, country-born bassist, and metal-bred pedal steel player, and what do you get: the rough-hewn yet driftwood-smooth; rebel-headed, but heart-of-gold sound of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. The outfit includes singer-songwriters Chris Doud and Will Taylor, bassist Taylor Webster, drummer Aaron Burtch, and master of all lead instruments, Matt Cordano. Likened to anything from Old Crow Medicine Show and The Avett Bros. to Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Wills and even Neil Young (depending on which live set you happen to catch) they most often defy categorization, usually settling for some hybrid of Americana, folk, rock, bluegrass, and that sweet, old country& western. They describe their efforts as trying to make good, honest, insightful music, that's not afraid of a good time and a little fun, that people will move their feet to, and that also goes real well with a straight road and a long drive. http://www.reverbnation.com/tgltso



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