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Keale, Bill Griffin, Stephen Inglis, Chris Lau
Hawaiian Slack, Story & Song from Oahu
Sunday, November 3rd, 2.00pm $15/$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

Keale's voice speaks and sings of continuity and progress. It is a unique voice but, at the same time, hauntingly reminiscent of the voices of generations past. His uncle, Moe Keale, gained fame as a member of the legendary group The Sons of Hawai`i. His first cousin, Israel Kamakawiwo`ole, became internationally known and beloved as "Braddah Iz." Like them, Keale carries the same family gift of talent along with the mixture of aloha, humor, and love for his people and his `aina (land). Combined with his skills in songwriting and interpretation, Keale's music is both irresistible and unforgettable. http://www.acoustichawaiian.com

Bill Griffin: Veteran musician, album producer, and luthier Bill Griffin has been playing mandolin with the progressive bluegrass band The Cache Valley Drifters since the early 1970s. He began collaborating with folk music icon Kate Wolf in 1974, producing, arranging and playing on several of her albums including "Poet's Heart," which won an Indie Award for folk music album of the year in 1986. Griffin developed a love for Hawaiian music early in his musical career, which prompted him to invent an instrument, the mandolele, that would allow him to achieve the sweet, melodious sound of Hawaiian music on mandolin. http://www.mandolele.com

Stephen Inglis: Recognized as one of the most diverse artists in Hawaii today. The art of Ki Ho'alu; Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, has been at the heart of his music in recent years. In 2012 Stephen joined Hawaiian music legend Dennis Kamakahi, and was honored for Waimaka Helelei; 2012 Na Hoku Hanohano “Slack Key Album of the Year”. http://stepheninglis.com

Chris Lau: Award winning producer and bassist.




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Tom Faia / Steve Key
Nationally Recognized Singer-Songwriters

Wednesday, November 6th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $10-$15
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts
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

Tom Faia became known in Nashville and LA years ago for his clever and infectious songs. As a solo artist with A&M Records and a master songwriter, Tom also wrote songs recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Barbara Mandrell and pop/rock legend Dobie Gray. Today Tom is still writing classic good-feeling tunes, and performing them, too both as a solo artist and with his band. He's now living in Monterey and has just produced his third CD, Keep My Eyes Wide Open. Writing and singing is his life! www.tomfaia.com

Trained as a journalist (San Jose State), Steve Key, a native of Brooklyn, was a member of an influential circle of singer-songwriters in Greenwich Village in the late 80's, before moving to DC, releasing 3 recordings and touring frequently. As an award-winning songwriter, performer and recording artist, he is best known for "33, 45, 78 (Record Time)" recorded by country music star Kathy Mattea in 1992. He now hosts Songwriters At Play showcases at various venues in the San Luis Obispo area and currently resides in Shell Beach, CA. www.stevekey.com

"Our show with Steve was a favorite. A great mix of heartfelt and novelty songs from an excellent performer. I can strongly recommend Steve with no reservations. He's a pro!" - Lyman Louis - Lighthouse Concert Series, Warren OR



The 2nd Annual California Banjo Extravaganza
Starring Tony Trischka, Sammy Shelor and Bill Evans with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, Jim Nunally and Chad Manning
Sunday, November 17th, 2.00pm $22/$25
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Three very different bnnjo aces come together with a super picker band for the 2nd Annual California Banjo Extravaganza after a super start to a rollicking roaring packed house last year.

Tony Trischka: The avant-garde banjo stylings of Tony Trischka inspired a whole generation of progressive bluegrass musicians; he was not only considered among the very best pickers, he was also one of the instrument's top teachers, and created numerous instructional books, teaching video tapes, and cassettes. The New York Times calls Tony “The Godfather of what's sometimes called new acoustic music.http://www.tonytrischka.com

Sammy Shelor: Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, Sammy Shelor is 5-time IBMA Award Winner for Banjo Performer of the Year, 2011 Award Winner for the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass and has received numerous other awards and recognitions during his impressive career. Sammy currently leads the Lonesome River Band who just celebrated their 30th Anniversary. http://www.sammyshelor.com

Bill Evans: “The banjoist has a world view shared by a precious few. It shows in the breadth of his own bluegrass playing and, especially, through his composing. Evans infuses his work with hints of jazz, classical and music of other realms, all fitting snuggly into his conception of the bluegrass sound. ” — David Royko, The Chicago Tribune
One of the best banjo pickers on the planet.” — Mark Wittington, San Jose Mercury
http://www.billevansbanjo.com

John Reischman: As one of the acoustic world's top-ranked mandolin players and composers, veteran artist John Reischman is renowned for his exquisite taste, tone and impeccable musicianship. His mastery of the instrument is showcased today in the powerful bluegrass band John Reischman and the Jaybirds. http://www.johnreischman.com




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Christie McCarthy and Ace Steeler Patti Maxine
Singer Song-Writer

Wednesday, November 20th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $10-$15
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts
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

Two local powerhouses join forces and share the stage for an evening of well-crafted songs, ace steel and guitar playing, and, probably, general irreverence. After several go-arounds as to how the evening should go, the following from Patti seems to settle it: "ya know, I sit in - we join forces - I am not thinking Christie a set, Patti a set - the songs will feature both of us - together". So there you have it!

A little about each below. Patti Maxine is a local icon of many years standing, having won her first major lap steel guitar title oh, sometime in the 1950's. She has collaborated with a great variety of fellow musicians over the years, as testified to by her celebration performance at Don Quixote's a couple of years ago, with about 15 guest players and singers for an audience of about 250, and her sold out performance at Kuumbwa earlier this year, backed by a full band and with many guests. www.Pattimaxine.com

Americana singer-songwriter, Christie McCarthy, is an original voice from the independent music scene armed with some award-winning songs. She has recorded with some of California's finest, including Norton Buffalo and Nina Gerber. She now has 4 CD's to her name and some of her songs are featured on high profile compilations, TV, and movies. In our neck of the woods her last show was at Kuumbwa in June, "Contemporary Americana Music", backed by her own band. www.christiemccarthy.com



Baby Gramps plus Jayme Kelly Curtis
Baby Gramps -Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian Plays Rags, Jazz & Blues From The 20's & 30's Jayme Kelly Curtis - Chanteuse Plays Vintage Jazz, Folk & Blues
Sunday, November 24th, 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

Baby Gramps: Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian. "If you have never caught Baby Gramps live, this is your chance -- he's a performer with a style so distinctive you'll never forget it." He's been called "The Salvadore Dali of Folk Music". Baby Gramps is a high energy humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays acoustic antique resonator National Steel guitars, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20's & 30's, folksongs, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing. He appeals to a wide range of audiences from folk to jamband to punk to old timey traditional and to kids of all ages. Venues he performs at vary from intimate coffeehouses and pubs, to large concert halls, theaters, and festivals across the States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. http://www.babygramps.com

Jayme Kelly Curtis: Jayme Kelly Curtis writes, records and performs an earthy blend of original "folkloric jazz" from her home base in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. She has independently recorded and distributed three CDs of original songs that reflect a wide-range of musical interests. Equally at home in rock, blues, folk and jazz, Curtis's songs and powerful voice have won praise from listeners, press and radio stations, as well as worldwide airplay and placements in film and television. http://www.purrgirl.com



The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit plus Miss Lonely Hearts
Saturday, November 30th, 8.00pm $12/$12
21 and over

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

The 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 Willy Taylor, drummer Aaron Burtch, Taylor Webster on Bass and vocals, and multi-instrumentalists Matt Cordano and Chandler Pratt. 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://thegoodluckthriftstoreoutfit.com

Miss Lonely Hearts: Cooper McBean (of The Devil Makes Three) 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.http://www.misslonelyheartsband.com

Tom VandenAvond: Hear wisps of such greats as Jimmie Rodgers or even Huddie Ledbetter in VandenAvond's songs. http://www.reverbnation.com/tomvandenavond



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