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Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
Les Paul named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Together Frank & Vinny are explosive and big fun to see and hear
Thursday, Febrary 4, 7.30pm $20/$20
Under 21 with Parent
FC Cosponsored Show presented with Snazzy Productions
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal.Yes, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are amazing guitarists with extraordinary technical skills, but what you should also know is that their music is fun! Look at the collection of songs on their album, Melody Magic. They play the first movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony as a non-stop romp, and they cover the classic from Rocky III, Eye of the Tiger, along with works by Bach, Bizet, Grieg, and Sting. The website all about jazz calls the album a “finely crafted collection of some of the greatest classic(al) music melodies in existence, arranged by one of the most talented, earnest-and-enlightened guitarists in the business today.” Artist sites and sounds: http://frankvignola.com and www.vinnyraniolo.com



Laurence Juber
Two Time Grammy Winning Acoustic Guitar Great of Paul McCartney & Wings
Thursday, February 11th, 7.30pm $17/$20
Under 21 with Parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

Often considered most famous for playing lead guitar in Wings from 1978 to 1980, Laurence Juber has since had a distinguished career as a solo fingerstyle guitarist. Fusing folk, jazz and pop styles, two-time Grammy-winner Laurence Juber creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one acoustic guitar. Pete Townsend put it best in just two words: “A master!www.laurencejuber.com




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

Sherry Austin & Henhouse with Carolyn Sills Combo
Sunday, February 14th, General Admission $25, Gold Circle $40
Not Sold Online Day of Show – Call Patty At 831.479.9421 For Availability

AT THE KUUMBWA

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, call 831 479-9421 or buy tickets here

With four of the most popular Americana vocalists in the Monterey Bay area, Sherry Austin & Henhouse delights their fans with their engaging stage presence, upbeat songs, and great harmonies. Their music covers the range from sweet love songs to gritty, rockin’ songs about cars, trains, and love gone wrong. They sing with authority and passion,their distinctive blend of folk, country and rock, is filled with warmth and conviction. The blend of harmonies between the four women is exquisite. Sharon Allen loves to sing. And people love to hear her sing. She possesses a beautiful, unaffected voice that is gentle and sweet on the ears.

A musical neophyte compared to the rest of the group, Sherry’s been making up for lost time. Putting out three albums in the past ten years, her music has received regular airplay from KPIG and many other stations worldwide. The Sherry Austin Band has played everything from big festivals to intimate house concerts. http://hensinthehouse.com/

A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life and heartfelt twang into the timeless sounds of post-war American music. Fans of classic country, blues and western swing from the 40s/50s are falling in love with the band’s original songs, written and produced by Carolyn Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan. http://www.carolynsills.com/

With The Carolyn Sills Combo’s debut disc, fans of ‘proper country’ have some new heroes,” says Country Music People Magazine

Carolyn Sills makes the West come alive with her stirring renditions of western swing, country blues, spaghetti westerns and more. Listening to her music is like stepping into an old saloon or smoke-filled jazz club. The bassist and singer performs old-timey originals with titles like “Bad for You” and “Loaded Gun,” poetic throwbacks to music that’s too rarely heard these days.” – Monterey County Weekly

Bassist Carolyn Sills and her guitarist husband, Gerard Egan – Santa Cruz’s Les Paul and Mary Ford – crank out good stories, catchy love songs and creative chord progressions that will take listeners back to rockabilly vibes of the post-World-War-II era.” – Good Times Magazine



Radim Zenkl
David Grisman says “Radim has reinvented the mandolin in several different ways.” Jerry Garcia says “Imaginative and great.”
Thursday, February 18, 7.30pm $15/$15
Under 21 with Parent
FC Cosponsored Show presented with Snazzy Productions
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

Radim Zenkl - mandolin player extraordinaire and composer. Radim's style features progressive original and eastern European traditional music flavored with string jazz, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, rock, classical and other. The US Mandolin Champion is redefining the mandolin and its role in music by designing new mandolin-family instruments and creating new playing styles. He has invented a masterful technique, the "Zenkl style," in which a single mandolin sounds like two. Besides collaborating with the top musicians of the acoustic music scene, Radim has built up an extensive repertoire for solo mandolin. In the recent years he added a variety of ethnic flutes to his concerts and recordings. http://www.zenkl.com

Bela Fleck says about Radim: “Excellent technique and lots of great ideas!” Artist sites and sounds: www.zenkl.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Bob Cheevers
Austin Singer-Songwriter of Renown!

Sunday, Februray 21st, 7:00pm (doors open at 6.30pm) Tickets $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts and Canyon Acoustic Society
AT THE UGLY MUG CAFE

4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com

Bob Cheever’s songwriting career goes back a long way. Further than July 1998, when he played for Fiddling Cricket in San Jose. Then he was based in Nashville, had won the Kerrville Folk songwriting competition, and was touring in support of CD, From Gettysburg to Graceland, a thematic collection of songs about the history of the south.

20 years later he moved to Austin, feeling that being in the company of the artists there would increase his creative freedom. Apparently this was true, as his first CD from there, Tall Texas Tales won him the 2011 Texas Music Academy songwriter of the year award. His newest album, his 10th, just released, is On Earth as it is in Austin. He has toured Europe for many years, becoming somewhat of a cult favorite there. The inspiration for all his rootsy blues flavored material is a mixture of the rich southern heritage that comes from growing up in Memphis, plus his current time in Austin. http://www.bobcheevers.com/

Bob is one cool scarecrow gypsy poet…when he releases a record I listen” -Ray Wiley Hubbard




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Cruz Control
Your Santa Cruz Good-time Band

Saturday, February 27th, 7:30pm (doors open at 6.30pm) Tickets $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts and Canyon Acoustic Society
AT THE UGLY MUG CAFE

4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com

Cruz Control started out as a Santa Cruz ukulele group, but quickly expanded into a multi-genre force. Consisting of Stan Parola, Gary Cunningham, and Vince Tuzzi – this trio, with about 150 combined years of performing experience (nearly all of it as area residents), has everything needed to keep you entertained. Performing almost entirely covers, they stamp their own creative mark on tunes from a wide variety of genres and performers…. from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Neil Young, Hank Williams, and Guy Clark to The Beatles, J.J. Cale, and Roy Orbison, and on….

Multi-instrumentalist Stan Parola (guitars, uke, banjulele and harmonica), played in garage bands early in life. He currently plays in two other Santa Cruz bands (Island Breeze and Danceland) and particularly likes to perform Neil Young songs. Gary Cunningham started when The Beatles were on the Ed Sullivan show and has held down the bass line for many bluegrass and country bands. Currently, in addition to Cruz Control, he is a member of Still Searchin’ and the Swirly Girls. Vince Tuzzi, singer and guitarist, started his professional career as lead singer in the Lee Riders playing up and down the length of the San Joaquin valley in the mid 60’s, before moving to Santa Cruz in the 70’s where he switched to solo performing with an acoustic guitar. He is also well-known as the Singing Santa (no make-up actually required!) making guest appearances in many music shows at holiday time, and, to round it all out, is a purveyor of excellent hot dogs as owner of the Paradise Dogs stand on the Santa Cruz Wharf (where the band played for that structure’s 100th Anniversary). www.vincetuzzi.com



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