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Evie Ladin Band
Neo-Trad Kinetic Folk
Friday, February 2nd, 7.30pm $20/$20
<21 with parent
Presented with Snazzy Poductions and a FC Cosponsored Show
AT THE UGLY MUG CAFE
4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073
Tickets and Information at Snazzyproductions.com or the Snazzy Ticket Hotline at 831 479 9421

The neo-trad kinetic-folk of the Evie Ladin Band is a mingling of the deep Appalachian sound of clawhammer banjo, guitar, bass and percussive dance, with contemporary storytelling and original, conversational interplay among the band members. Some of their adventurousness comes from Evie's early attraction to the African roots in Appalachian music and dance. Later she studied dance in Eastern Nigeria on a Fulbright Fellowship. Myriad world and contemporary music influences permeate the band's choices.

Evie's clawhammer banjo has been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections to the Lincoln Center. The band's first CD won them Americana Album of the Year from the Independent Music Awards. The ELB's third record, JUMP THE FIRE, showed the band's evolution into a tight trio. Jazz drummer, Keith Terry is most known for contemporary Body Music, He goes after tonal percussion on bass, cajon, toys, with clever lines and unusual grooves. He and Evie met on the dance floor, and live a double life between the Folk/Americana circuit and the International Body Music scene they helped create - elements beautifully integrated into their live show. Erik Pearson (guitar, bass, banjo, vocals) contributes chordal containment and the ultimate support. Three-part harmony carries the music into the heart. htpp://www.evieladin.com

"Ladin's voice is sultry, wistful, and defiant all at once….." ---- Pop Matters



Ménage
Americana with Swing and verve with special guest Patti Maxine
Wednesday, February 7th, 7.30pm $12/$15
<21 with parent
Presented with Snazzy Poductions and a FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Ménage is four friends who play a variety of acoustic music, including Folk, Country, Americana, String Jazz and Originals with sterling harmonies and compelling instrumentals. Ménage is Jay Bowyer, Wendy Treat, Ron Clegg and Cheryl D'Alessandro. For this show we will have Peter Young on upright Bass, world class steel guitarist Patti Maxine and some special friends helping us make for a special night. www.facebook.com/MenageauVale/



Scott Cooper & The Barrelmakers
Scott of the China Cats – CD Release party "Four Four"
Thursday, February 8th, 7.30pm $8/$10
21 and over
Presented with Snazzy Poductions and a FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Jam band regulars Scott Cooper & The Barrelmakers showcase original songwriting augmented with choice covers from the Dead, Little Feat, Kimock, etc. The Barrelmakers mix well-crafted songs with lush three-part harmonies and jams which culminate in peaking crescendos. Many of their songs get regular airplay on KPIG radio including "Ghosts of La Honda" and "Save Your Love For Me," plus this show will include material from Cooper's new CD "Four Four". Members of the band include Scott Cooper (from the China Cats), Mark Corsolini (formerly of Dark Star Orchestra and JGB), Lachlan Kane, Terry Shields and lap steel player Scott Walker, best known for the guitars he builds for Barry Sless, Neal Casal, Matt Hartle and others. www.facebook.com/scottcooperband/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

The Quitters (Glenn Houston and Stevie Coyle) with Michael McNevin

Saturday, February 10th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & 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 for reservations or more information.

The Quitters are a guitar duo, consisting of a right-side up finger picker and an upside down flat picker. More importantly they were two of the three founding members of the virtuoso string band, The Waybacks, and one was the long-time lead guitarist for, Houston Jones. Now they play together, on their own, hence the name, "The Quitters". They deliver a mostly acoustic celebration of flatpick and fingerstyle mastery, plus vocals, spiced with humor and serendipity.

Glenn Houston's guitarist influences range from Albert King to Doc Watson, as shows in his mastery of both the acoustic and electric guitar. He co-founded The Waybacks in 1999 with Stevie Coyle and Chojo Jacques, was co-founder of the Houston Jones band, with vocalist Travis Jones. Stevie Coyle was inspired to take up finger-picking guitar by the first Hot Tuna album. After degrees in Theatre and Theology he hit the road with The Royal Lichtenstein Circus, doing comedy, magic, wire-walking, sword-swallowing, and juggling. He collaborated with Roy Zimmerman for 25 years, including the folk tribute / parody band, The Foremen, and comedy duo, The Reagan Bros. In 1999 he co-founded The Waybacks and toured with them from through 2007. Since then he has released a solo CD and opened his own high-end acoustic guitar shop, Mighty Fine Guitars, in Lafayette, CA. www.thequittersduo.com

Michael McNevin is a veteran troubadour of the folk scene, having logged over 20 years of concerts and festivals across the U.S. and Europe. He has a unique voice, is an accomplished guitarist, and, above all, is known for his vivid brand of storytelling in his lyrics. He is a past winner of the Kerrville New-folk award in Texas, and a 5-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters Association "Song of The Year". He has 6 CDs. Five tracks from this were heard in "Weekend King", an indie film shot in Niles, where Michael grew up and currently lives. He runs the tiny and unique Mudpuddle music shop in downtown Niles, where he also hosts jams and concerts. www.michaelmcnevin.com

"Michael is one of folk music's best kept secrets. His voice is hypnotic, his guitar playing superb..." ~ Christine Lavin




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Ed Tree/ Brad Colerick
Singer-songwriters
Friday, February 23rd, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & 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 for reservations or more information.

Edward Tree is a producer, engineer, guitarist and performing songwriter with over 40 years of experience working in the Los Angeles area. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists (Spencer Davis, Lacy J. Dalton, Steve Kolander….). He's produced more than 175 CDs in the Americana, AAA, Blues, Folk, and Country categories. He has recorded and/or toured with Spencer Davis, Rita Coolidge, Juice Newton, Dusty Springfield and Booker T. Jones as well as sharing the stage with Jimmy Buffet, and Aaron Neville. He also played on the Grand Ole Opry with his band The Bum Steers. Edward is a member of the songwriter collective Tall Men Group, who are set to release their 4th album in the spring of 2018.

Billboard Magazine called Brad Colerick "one of a baker's dozen of acts to watch in the folk community around the world." He has been a finalist in Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, and Sisters Folk Festival songwriter competitions, and his songs have landed in the top 5 of both the Folk-DJ and Euro-Americana charts. After 2 decades producing music for ads where he worked alongside such icons as Johnny Cash, BB King, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Guy, he jumped back onto the artist side. He has appeared on many hallowed roots music stages from McCabe's in LA, Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, to the Bluebird in Nashville, and the Birchmere in Washington DC. www.bradcolerick.com



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