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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen
Contemporary and Traditional Folk
Friday, March 2nd, 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.

Steve and Cindy have been performing together for 25 years, bringing together their love of traditional music and their wealth of original songs. Accompanying themselves with guitars and concertinas, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Their six duet albums have appeared on many folk Top Ten lists, from the WFMT Midnight Special (Chicago) to The Boston Globe.

Steve Gillette has been writing songs since the 1960's. Since Ian and Sylvia first recorded Darcy Farrow in 1965, Steve's songs have been covered by John Denver, Garth Brooks, Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, and many others. But Steve's own versions are some of the best, with his warm baritone voice and his unique finger-picking guitar style (using a flat-pick and two fingers).

Accompanying herself on guitar, banjo, concertina, or mountain dulcimer, Cindy Mangsen is known for her compelling interpretations of traditional ballads, as well as for her own writing and her wonderful ear for harmony. She has recorded several solo albums (Songs of Experience received the Editor's Choice Award from Crossroads), as well as collaborations with Steve Gillette, and others

"Steve and Cindy have hit on a combination that consistently produces high quality recordings and entertaining stage shows. Their voices and their styles meld seamlessly with a gentleness and a maturity that is unmatched in the world of folk duos." - Matt Watroba, Sing Out Magazine



Andy Fuhrman and His Fabulous Friends
Patti Maxine, Harpin Jonny Troutner, Liz Smith, and Gary Sweetpea Cunningham
Brooklynbilly Music: Classic Country, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Blues, Old Timey, and Comedy Tunes

Wednesday, March 7th, 7.30pm $15/$15
<21 with parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Andy Fuhrman: Born and raised in Brooklyn, Santa Cruz singer-songwriter Andy Fuhrman was heavily influenced by the Doo-Wop, Folk, R&B and Rock songs of the 50's & 60's. Arriving in Santa Cruz in the early 70's he became consumed with the crazy mix of Classic & Outlaw Country, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Blues, Old Timey and Comedy tunes floating over our local airwaves from KFAT and KPIG –the birthplace of Americana. Mix all that up together with Andy's original tunes and you've got Brooklynbilly Music, which is what you can expect at this show. Andy's Fabulous Friends include Patti Maxine (Lap Steel Guitar), Harpin Jonny Troutner (Harmonica), Liz Smith (Fiddle), and Gary Sweetpea Cunningham (Bass). http://www.andyfuhrman.com



Bean Creek
Straight ahead traditional style bluegrass with sweet sounding harmonies and driving instrumentals
Wednesday, March 14th, 7.30pm $10/$10
<21 with parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Bean Creek is a bluegrass band, hailing from right here on the central coast that plays straight ahead traditional style bluegrass and a pinch of lively old-time music. They play with an authentic bravado that excites, then soothes, then tears up, in song after song of heartbreak, love, loss and home. This band was voted Best Bluegrass Band last year by the Northern California Bluegrass Society (for the second time) and also have captured Best Vocalist (Billy Pitrone), Best Banjo Player (Rob Horgan), and Best Mandolin Player (Peter Hicks) in previous years. Vocal harmonies and fine pickin' places Bean Creek in the top echelon of the California traditional bluegrass scene. They have had the privilege to open for IBMA winners Danny Paisley, Michael Cleveland and James King. Band members include Billy Pitrone on guitar and vocals, Sarah Eblen on bass and vocals, Rob Horgan on banjo and Peter Hicks on mandolin, fiddle and vocals. www.beancreekbluegrass.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Sylvia Herold and Chuck Ervin
Vintage Songs with a Voice that Sparkles
Friday, March 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.

Bay Area singer, guitarist, and song sleuth Sylvia Herold mines the motherlode of American jazz and popular song from the 1930s through the 1960s. Songs of wit and romance by composers Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, and Harold Arlen are lovingly rendered in a voice the San Francisco Examiner calls "mesmerizing." Herold was a member of the much beloved swing vocal trio Cats & Jammers, and of The Hot Club of San Francisco. Currently, she tours and records with Wake the Dead, The Lonestar Retrobates and The Sylvia Herold Ensemble. She has appeared on more than 25 albums, including five solo recordings. Herold is a resident teacher at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, Calif., and teaches guitar and voice at adult music camps across the U.S. http://www.sylviaherold.com

Chuck Ervin is an in-demand bassist in the Bay Area's vibrant jazz and acoustic-music scenes. He teaches bass at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, at adult music camps, and at his Oakland studio. https://www.basschuck.com/

"Sylvia Herold is one of those gifted musicians who has it all. Exceptional guitar playing, amazingly beautiful vocal chops, and the musical knowledge to back it all up. I love her music and musicianship." -Jim Nunally, musician/producer



Marley's Ghost
New CD is “The Woodstock Sessions” produced by Larry Campbell at the Levon Helm Studios
Thursday, March 29th, 7.30pm $17/$20
<21 with parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

As the L.A. Weekly aptly put it, “This West Coast group deftly dashes across decades of American music to create a sound that's steeped in tradition but never bogged down by traditionalism.” An eclectic aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr., Jerry Fletcher, and Bob Nichols – the band can sing and play anything with spot-on feel, from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass, gospel to stone country, which is what they've been doing – to the ongoing delight of a fervent cult that includes many of their fellow musicians – throughout their first quarter century as a working unit. Their trademark multi-part harmonies never cease to captivate, whether on record or in live performance. www.marleysghost.com



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Last Updated: 03/03/18