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The Littlest Birds, Sons of Jefferson, Marty O'Reilly &The Old Soul Orchestra
Sunday, September 8th, 7.00pm $8/$8
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

The Littlest Birds: The Littlest Birds are a cello and banjo duo blending bluegrass, folk, and old time influences with their own powerful original songwriting. At once familiar and entirely new. 2011 Folk Alley Radio Open Mic Artist of the month, and performing at this year's Oregon Country Fair, and Vancouver Folk Music Festival, The Littlest Birds are gaining national acclaim as roots artists. http://www.littlestbirds.
"Within about eight bars of their first song, there was a stunned silence in the room, and the audience remained captivated to their last note.""I don't think I've ever witnessed that before--I know of few duos that have a more unique, compelling sound." - Tom Agostino, director Folk Sessions, Prescott, AZ

Sons of Jefferson play the high lonesome Mt. songs of Jeff Coleman. They say "Country Music is 3 chords & the Truth". Sons Of Jefferson add Gypsy-Jazz chords, Full-Tilt Bluegrass, Punk Rock & lyrics from a Stomped-On Heart. Members are Jeff Coleman: songwriter, vox, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, resonator, banjo-jokes, Don MacKessy: vox, banjo, mandolin, guitar, Joe MacKessy: reso-ukelele, national guitar, S.T. Young: washboard, harmonica, kazoo

Marty O'Reilly: O'Reilly began his musical journey as a blues guitar player, with his ear pressed close to the ancient hiss in the works of Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Patton, and Leadbelly and later he incorporated themes from influences in other musical veins such as John Fahey, Nick Drake, John Vandiver, and Tom Waits. Whether it be his original pieces, or his renditions of old American classics O'Reilly tells his story through an old and soulful voice, propelled by a sense of authentic emotional adrenaline. Jeff Kissell on the Double Bass and Chris Lynch on the fiddle round out the orchestra. www.martyoreilly.com



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

Skylark Jazz, Latin, and Hawaiian music for happy audiences
Fusion, Folk, Americana / Original Americana

Wednesday, September 11th, 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 408 499 9441 or Brundle@attglobal.net

Skylark is a local trio playing upbeat jazz, Latin, Mexican and Hawaiian music. It consists of Howard Wright (keyboards), vocalist Celina Gutierrez, and Tom Moelling playing Electric Bass. Howard, a graduate of UCSB's music program, has played in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area for 30 years with his fusion jazz band, WAMO, and has sat in with many others over the years. Celina Gutierrez has been entertaining audiences since she was a child, growing up in a musical family in the West end of the San Fernando Valley. She is well-known in the Santa Cruz area, singing in a variety of styles, jazz being the latest genre added to her repertoire. http://www.reverbnation.com/skylarkmusica



Nancy Cassidy's Blazing Band
featuring Keith Greeninger, Ronny Crawford, Steve Uccello

Sunday, September 15th, 7.00pm $10/$12
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Nancy Cassidy offers up her heart and soul through her music. Her new CD, Memphis, pulls you in like the Mississippi River heading south. Every twist and turn of the currents is here: soft gentle rocking of 'Backwater Blue' all the way to the churning, fast changing, heart pounding tunes like 'Broken Wing Blues'. Her voice is sultry, moving, and clearly straight from her heart--songs that are passionate, strong, gentle and rockin'. Nancyis playing with her band who call themselves Nancy Cassidy's Blazing Band are fun, fired-up, and ready to have a good time. The Blazing Band includes Keith Greeninger, who also produced 'Memphis', Ronny Crawford on drums, Steve Uccello on Bass, Phil Campbell on mandolin, and Bob Hahn on harmonica. Memphis is Nancy's 13th CD, and she's looking forward to sharing it with you. www.nancycassidymusic.com



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

Ronstadt Generations
Michael J Ronstadt, Michael G Ronstadt, Petie Ronstadt
Preserving the Tradition of their 5 Generations of Tuscon Based Music

Wednesday, September 18th, 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

Three members of Tucson's famous musical family will play in the Wednesday Acoustic Series at The Ugly Mug. They are Michael J (Linda's brother), guitar and vocals, and his two sons, Michael G, cello and vocals, and Petie, guitar and vocals. They will also have special guest, James Dalton, on Mandolin, harmonica and vocals.

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family's musical traditions. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material. New compositions place them on the cutting edge of multiple, blended genres, stretching the boundaries of folk, blues, jazz and beyond. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. Individually and together, Stateside and across the pond, the trio's worldwide touring and recording credits include such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas. They play festivals, house concerts, theaters, restaurants, and even sidewalks. They have done workshops and taught cooking classes. They try to share a little piece of their home with the world and take a little bit of the world back home with them- just as troubadours have always done. www.ronstadtgenerations.com



Muriel Anderson
Plus Steve Palazzo

Sunday, September 22nd, 7.00pm $16/$19
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Muriel Anderson: Guitarist / harp-guitarist, is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. An engaging performer, her obvious joy of music and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide. She is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night. Steve Palazzo is and awesome guitar player, teacher and plays in the Bluegrass band, Homefire. He is hugely influenced by the great Doc Watson.



The Bills
An Acoustic Roots Powerhouse From Canada

Monday, September 23rd, 7.00pm $15
<21 w/parent

Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts and Snazzy Productions
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

The Bills' live shows are legendary for their exuberance, power, virtuosity and sheer entertainment. Their recorded work carries all the same traits: they've been recognized through two JUNO nominations (the Canadian Grammy), two Western Canadian Music Awards and countless positive media and fan reviews. GLOBALLY INSPIRED ROOTS MUSIC. From the West Coast of Canada this extraordinary quintet is renowned among folk music fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and refreshingly innovative interpretations of traditional tunes from around the globe. In 2004, with the release of their stunning third CD, Let Em Run, The Bills secured their place as one of the most inventive and talented acts on the North American and Western European folk music scene. Drawing musical inspiration from a broad range of North American traditions, a melange of European stylings, rhythms of Latin America, and melodies of Gypsy jazz, The Bills have forged a musical style all their own that defies a simple categorization. The Bills are touring the West Coast after a 5 year gap (while two of the principals were raising young families) in support of their just released CD, Yes Please, on Redhouse Records http://thebills.ca

"Their sound is panoramic, mischievious, fiercely unpretentious - and musically splendid" - Boston Globe "Pickin' music for thinking folks" - Utne Reader

Their latest release, Yes Please, features some of The Bills' finest songwriting to date. Twelve original compositions and one lush arrangement of a medley of gypsy-jazz ballads, these tracks draw all the beauty and energy you can imagine out of acoustic instruments and multi-layered vocal harmonies. You'll hear the influences of north American roots, folk, rock, maritime fiddle, bluegrass, cajun, romany and Brazilian choro traditions. You'll also hear traces of Chopin, Stan Rogers and Django Reinhardt. But you'll ultimately hear The Bills, doing the magical thing that they do.



Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!
Cosy Sheridan
Wickedly Funny Singer-Songwriter

Thursday, September 26th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $15
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts and Canyon Acoustic Society
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

From Carnegie Hall to the Dr. Demento Show and almost everything between are stops along the way for Cosy Sheridan and her music. She has garnered top honors from some of the most prestigious song writing contests: The Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Award, The Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Troubadour Award and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Songwriting Showcase Award. Trained in voice at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, she is also an excellent fingerstyle guitarist. She travels with her yoga mat, but without her gallbladder. She is compassionate, very sharp, and will talk about anything on stage. She may sing songs about body piercing, a more user-friendly Barbie Doll, the loneliness of an elderly neighbor, or how small and humble things in life can sew your heart back together. One way or another she will make you cry. Cosy has 10 CD's to her name. www.cosysheridan.com

"Sheridan remains the unapologetic voice of our conscience" - Album Networks
"...a keen and wicked eye for the excesses of our fast-food, TV-happy and noisome culture" - Boston Globe



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