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Tony Furtado
Gregarious, Engaging and Entertaining--a Genius on Banjo and Slide Guitar

Sunday, March 2nd, 7.00pm $15/$15
<21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

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 rock is captivating. Onstage, whether playing with a band or solo, he owns the room, mixing stories of his travels with musicianship that is off the charts. www.tonyfurtado.com




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Jay Howlett with Rolfe Wyer and Patrick Feehan
Singer Songwriter Troubadours ~ Our 100th show in this series!

Wednesday, March 5th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $10-$15 Suggested
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

Jay Howlett, a resident of Pacifica, first established himself as a true storyteller with his 1998 self-titled release. By his third release in 2003, American Ghost Town, Howlett had become a traveling singer-songwriter whose songs about small town America gained him awards and honors across the country. Celebrations, traditions, sorrows and sheer frivolity all find their way into Howlett's lens. The classic stories of American life continued with his 4th CD, Carnival Lights in 2011.

Jay is joined by his compadres, keyboard player Patrick Feehan and bassist/guitarist and performing songwriter, Rolfe Wyer. Rolfe is a long-time record producer and session musician, originally from New York and then LA, who has had his material used in TV series and movies (including The Brady Bunch!). Patrick has played on CD's ranging from hard rock to new-age music, and has composed for TV, commercials, and Fortune 500 companies. www.blahblahwoofwoof.com



Portland Cello Project
Boldly Going Where No Cellos Have Gone Before

Tuesday, March 18th, 7.30pm $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

Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, everywhere from Prairie Home Companion, to that punk rock club in the part of town your grandma warns you not to go to after dark. The group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go. No two shows are alike, with a repertoire now numbering over 800 pieces of music you wouldn't normally hear coming out of a cello. https://portlandcelloproject.com

The Cello Project's mission is three-fold: 1. To bring the cello to places you wouldn't normally hear it. (Everywhere from nightclubs to symphony halls, from sports bars to loading docks, from libraries to halftime at basketball games) 2.To play music on the cello you wouldn't normally hear played on the instrument. (Everything from Bach to Kanye to Pantera). 3.To build bridges across all musical communities by bringing a diverse assortment of musical collaborators on stage with them. (Everyone from the Dandy Warhols to Peter Yarrow to Ben Sollee to Mirah to Garrison Keillor and more).




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Two Aces in the Hole!
Dorian Michael (guitar) and Patti Maxine (slide and lap steel guitar)

Wednesday, March 19th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $10-$15 Suggested
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts and the 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

Two of the best guitarists on the California coast combine in this concert as an acoustic duo, playing eclectic music, but leaning towards blues (with vocals). This is the second and a half time they will have played together and the first time and a half was a blast. They won't rehearse and there is no real plan, but they enjoy it and so will you, and we are sure there will be some musical surprises. We look forward to a great musical evening in an intimate setting with these two fine musicians. Patti has appeared at the Mug many times and is a Santa Cruz icon. Dorian, from the San Luis Obispo region, was one of the first artists to perform in this series (solo) several years ago. He has many CD in several styles. "…a thrilling intensity to the performance…"…. Stereophile magazine www.Dorianmichael.com www.pattimaxine.com



The Sam Chase plus McCoy Tyler Band
Imagine a Nun on the lam with a mouthful cigarettes and curse words in a lonely bar, drunkenly dancing next to a broken jukebox.

Friday, March 28th, 8.00pm $12/$12
21+ only

FC Cosponsored Show with Snazzy Productions
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

The Sam Chase has a voice like a Nun on the lam with a mouthful cigarettes and curse words in a lonely bar, drunkenly dancing next to a broken jukebox. His songs are scribbled, not written, on lipstick and sweat stained motel bedsheets because he likes the way the ink bleeds. His guitar runs on diesel and leaks like the morning after too much Whiskey. His is a show you'll probably want to tattoo on your body so everyone will know that you knew him before he was cool. http://www.thesamchase.com

The McCoy Tyler Band is a progressive acoustic trio based in Santa Cruz, CA. Their music fuses elements of traditional folk, bluegrass, old-school country, blues, and more. Tyler's impactful songwriting and unique arrangements paired with the band's high-energy live set make them one dynamic act. www.reverbnation.com/mccoytylerband



R. Carlos Nakai Playing with Will Clipman
The world's premier performer of the Native American flute.

Monday, March 31st, 7.30pm $20/$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

CELEBRATING NEW GRAMMY NOMINATED ALBUM “AWAKENING THE FIRE

Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world's premier performer of the Native American flute. Originally trained in classical trumpet and music theory, Nakai was given a traditional cedar wood flute as a gift and challenged to see what he could do with it.

Since 1983, he has released over 35 albums on the Canyon label. In addition to his solo appearances throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, Nakai has worked with guitarist William Eaton, flutist Paul Horn, composers James DeMars and Phillip Glass and various symphony orchestras. While well-grounded in the traditional uses of the flute, Nakai has explored new musical settings including new age, world-beat jazz and classical. http://www.rcarlosnakai.com

Will Clipman is a renowned percussionist is a six-time GRAMMY® Nominee, a three-time Native American Music Award Winner, a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award Winner, a New Age Reporter Music Award Winner, and a two-time TAMMIE Award Winner. http://www.willclipman.com


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