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Chris Webster Tracy Walton and Bill Edwards
New CD is The Trees

Sunday, June 2nd, 7.30pm $17/$20
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Chris Webster and Tracy Walton have been a magical duo vocal presence over the years fronting Mumbo Gumbo , finding ways to blend Webster's smoky, beguiling voice with Walton's joyful pop/rock vocals into something even better than each of them alone. Tracy Walton and Bill Edwards were together in Way Out West in the 80s and 90s. They will all be playing acoustic versions of Mumbo Gumbo originals and well chosen covers.www.chriswebstermusic.com



Ledward Kaapana
Hawaiian Two Time Grammy Award Winner
with Mike Kaawa and Fran Guidry

Tuesday, June 4th, 7.30pm $17/$20
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Led Kaapana's mastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar, and his extraordinary baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend. He has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years. With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of Led Heads from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawaii. Recognition by his peers earned Led 4 Grammy nominations in his own right and 2 wins on slack key compilations. Mike Kaawa is one of Hawai‘i's finest 12-string guitar players and is a highly regarded musician. Mike describes his music as “Hawaiian with Attitude”. Fran Guidry: plays kika ki ho?alu or Hawaiian slack key guitar. www.ledkaapana.com www.kauaimusicscene.com/a/mike-kaawawww.kaleponi.com



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

Sherry Austin and Henhouse
"Clucking Good Music"

Wednesday, June 5th, 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

With four of the most popular female Americana performers in the 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 steel 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. www.hensinthehouse.com

"…an exceptional band. Sherry Austin's lovely, sensual voice, and best of all well-written and well-chosen, relevant material!" - Sleepy John Sandidge



Fiddling Cricket Show
Houston Jones
High Octane Americana!

Sunday, June 9th, 7:00pm $15adv / $17dr
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

Houston Jones is a high-energy quintet of acoustic musicians who play an original blend of folk, blues, bluegrass and gospel. They are long time favorites of Fiddling Cricket audiences, having played for us since their inception in 2002. The band consists of Waybacks cofounder and original guitarist, Glenn Houston; the vocals and guitar of Travis Jones; Henry Salvia on keyboard and accordion, Chris Kee on standup bass and Peter Tucker on percussion (both also former members of the Waybacks).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! What separates Houston Jones from similar style bands is the quality of the songwriting, with great hooks and melodies, making for exciting, high octane, Americana. www.houstonjones.com

A confluence of sublime talent”- SF Chronicle



Amy LaVere plus Carolyn Sills Combo
An Evening of Vintage Country, Swing Gypsy Jazz, Rockabilly, Southern Soul

Thursday, June 20th, 7.30pm $12/$15
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Amy LaVere is a spitfire American singer, songwriter, upright bass player and actress based in Memphis, Tennessee. Her music is classified as Americana, combining a blend of classic country, gypsy jazz, rockabilly, and southern soul. She has appeared in the movies Walk The Line, Black Snake Moan and A Fine Step . 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://amylavere.com and www.carolynsills.com



Fiddling Cricket Show
Jack Williams
Extraordinary Singer-Songwriter and Outstanding Guitarist

Saturday, June 22nd, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $15-$18
AT THE UGLY MUG CAFE

4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or Brundle@attglobal.net

The short version is: Don't miss this show! Or as Chuck Brodsky said "if you ever get a chance to book this guy - do it! He is as good as it gets!"

The long version: Jack's bio in itself is amazing, with a 54 year career playing folk, rock jazz, R and B, classical and popular music from the 30's, 40's, and 50's. In the 60's he was a hired gun guitarist/ band leader for John Lee Hooker, Hank Ballard, and the Shirelles, amongst others. Up to the 80's he played jazz trumpet and classical guitar, while also fronting a series of original rock bands as an electric guitarist. Since the 60's he has toured as a solo troubadour. His songs have been recorded by others ranging from Tom Jones to Tom Paxton. At times he has teamed up with other great singers - the late Harry Nilsson in 1973 and until 2002 with his friend, the late Mickey Newberry. Jack has 9 solo CD's of original music, plus involvement in many others. www.jackwilliamsmusic.com

"A musical style that's equal parts folk storytelling and Tin Pan Alley songcraft, delivered with the impassioned soul of an old blues singer" - Kevin Oliver, No Depression Magazine



Five Women / Five Life Stories
Jan Luby, Pipa Piñon, Patti Maxine, Laura Devine Burnett & "Lady" Michal Lauren

Sunday, June 23rd, 7.00pm $15/$17
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

An evening of Original and Deeply Soulful Music & Spoken Word.
Jan Luby: former Santa Cruz Musician Extraordinaire is known for her engaging, often riveting stage-presence as well as her voice full of passion, range and power. Rhode Island's Motif Magazine chose Jan as Female Vocalist of 2011. http://www.JanLuby.com
Pipa Piñon: Pipa Piñon's music moves through soft vignettes to deep trancey grooves, bringing you into a deep blue ocean of vocal melodies. Her music is often described as "indescribable". It is an original blend of avant-garde electric folk. She is the recent recipient of the 2013 Gail Rich Awards. http://http://pipapinon.com/
Patti Maxine: Lap steel virtuoso Patti Maxine is one of the hardest working musicians in Santa Cruz, California. A session player in constant demand, Patti plays most nights of the week. A musical Swiss army knife, she handles a wide variety of styles with ease, sliding gracefully from Hawaiian to swing, from R&B and rock, from blues to jazz and back again. http://www.pattimaxine.com
Laura Devine~Burnett: Laura Devine~Burnett's heavenly vocals coupled with the ethereal sound of the mountain dulcimer, presents the listener with her originals, folk ballads, old timey and spirituals tunes.
"Lady" Michal Lauren: Lady Michal''s voice radiates like the glimmer of sunlight off the surface of a cool mountain lake on a warm summer's day. Her musings and emotion come from the heart within the heart - the place where only the truest of singers and musicians can come from. http://www.LadyMichal.com



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

Twisted Trio / Sylvia Herold and Chuck Ervin
An Evening of swing, bluegrass, country and cowboy, originals, and wonderful harmony singing from two Bay Area groups.

Wednesday, June 26th, 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

Twisted Trio is Topher Gayle on guitar, mandolator, and tenor banjo, Chris Finn on bass and mandolin, and Louisa Knabe on fiddle. Sometimes all three play ukuleles! The fare is an eclectic mix of styles, with a lot of humor, fine harmony singing, and hot solos from Topher. www.tophergale.com

Outstanding vocalist, Sylvia Herold, of Cats and Jammers, Wake the Dead, and Euphonia fame, teams up with husband, Chuck Ervin to dig deep for treasures in the swing, country and cowboy, classic pop genres, plus the occasional novelty song. They feature the duet harmony singing style of the Everly Brothers and Louvin Brothers. Sylvia is an ace rhythm guitarist, and Chuck plucks and bows the double bass with distinction. www.sylviaherold.com



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