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Muriel Anderson plus Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice
Acoustic Guitar Entertainer

Wednesday, January 14th,7.30pm $16/$19
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

Muriel Anderson is one of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. An engaging performer, her obvious joy of music, humor, and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide. She has recorded with country legend Chet Atkins, performed in New York with Les Paul, across the globe solo, in ensemble and with orchestras. She is host and founder of Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night®, the premiere live music event for over 20 years at the semi-annual NAMM music trade shows, and also the founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity. She is a prolific composer of music on guitar and harp guitar. Her new double CD Nightlight Daylight has won ten national awards.http://murielanderson.com/

Muriel Anderson is a good friend and a great guitarist. She deserves national recognition.” Chet Atkins

Just one hell of a great player -- a great personality and what I like is the touch that Muriel has on the guitar, the way she plays it like we all wish to play.Les Paul

Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice: Superpicking and singing



Roy Zimmerman
Riveting satire in song. What a night of entertainment.

Thursday, January 15th, 7.30pm $15/$18
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

Roy Zimmerman sings satirical songs - original songs about class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, Republicans (a lot of songs about Republicans), ignorance, war and greed. There's a decidedly Lefty slant to his lyrics. "We used to have a name for Right Wing satire," he says. "We called it 'cruelty.'"

The Los Angeles Times says, "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer."

Tom Lehrer himself says , "I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don't just 'rhyne.'"

Joni Mitchell says , "Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection."

In twelve albums over twenty years and on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Social Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. And everywhere Zimmerman goes, the Starving Ear goes with him. The Starving Ear is Zimmerman's homage to San Francisco's legendary nightclub the hungry i . In the late 50's and early 60's the hungry i was a flashpoint for such talents as Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, Phyllis Diller, Maya Angelou, the Kingston Trio, and a melting pot of music, comedy and social message. http://www.royzimmerman.com

"You're brilliant. Just brilliant!" - Terry Jones, Monty Python



Goodnight Moonshine with Molly Venter (of Red Molly)
Plus The Fintztones

Monday, January 19th, 7.30pm $12/$12
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

Goodnight Moonshine is a collaboration of songwriters Molly Venter of the chart-topping Americana group Red Molly, and Eben Pariser of the explosive Brooklyn quintet Roosevelt Dime. Steeped in the 90's alternative music of their youth, Goodnight Moonshine plays modern folk music with brazen vocals and roots & blues guitar. Imagery-rich stories and bold melodies create a sound that is both celebratory and mournful, reminding the listener of what it felt like to fall in love with a band for the first time. http://www.goodnightmoonshine.com

The Fintztones are a versatile blend of folk, shuffle, blues, rock, jazz, and reggae, led by soaring 3-part harmonies, guitars, bass, and sax. The Fintztones consist of Gene on guitar and vocals, Gene's daughter Alia on bass, sax, and vocals, and Wade on guitar and vocals. http://www.reverbnation.com/thefintztones

"Her voice is like an unbelievable burgundy, many notes, flavors, fragrances, and it all goes down like silk." - American Songwriter Magazine



Molly Tuttle & John Mailander
Plus Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman w/ Mike Witcher

Sunday, January 25th, 2.00pm $10/$12
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

Molly Tuttle and John Mailander are individually renowned musicians currently studying at Berklee College of Music and joining together to perform their dynamic blend of original acoustic music. Molly Tuttle is has been widely recognized for her longtime contributions to the The Tuttle Family Band. Together, Mailander and Tuttle create an honest and soulful mix of original and traditional music that respects the past while also looking toward the future of acoustic music. They have performed together at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, and the Summergrass Bluegrass Festival. John Mailander is a San Diego–based musician who plays in a variety of styles on the fiddle, mandolin, and various other stringed instruments. Mailander has shared the stage with acclaimed artists such as the Alison Brown Quartet, Victor Wooten and Tony Trischka. With nearly two million viewers on YouTube, Molly Tuttle is making a name for herself in the acoustic music scene and has been featured in Bluegrass Now, Flatpicking Guitar, and Acoustic Guitar magazines. A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and an award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, in 2012 she won Best Female Vocalist and Best Guitar Player awards from the Northern California Bluegrass Society and first place in the prestigious MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. Tuttle has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion. http://www.berklee.edu/events/john-mailander-and-molly-tuttle

Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman have accomplished some amazing feats! Following the release of Melody's critically acclaimed debut album Gold Rush Goddess, Melody and Jacob have toured all over the US as a duo and in up-and-coming progressive bluegrass band Front Country. Gold Rush Goddess was named one of No Depression's top 50 albums of 2012, and this April, Melody won the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest for her secular humanist gospel song Black Grace. Front Country took home the gold in both the RockyGrass and Telluride band competitions and is up for an IBMA Momentum Award this fall. http://www.melodywalkermusic.com

Mike Witcher, dobro super picker , has worked with such artists as Dwight Yoakam, Dolly Parton, Bette Midler, Peter Rowan, John Paul Jones (bassist of Led Zeppelin), Joan Osborn, The Gibson Brothers, and Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine Show) among others. He has played the Grand Ole Opry and Prairie Home Companion many times and you can hear him on hundreds of records, sound tracks, commercials and tv shows. Michael is a gifted and caring teacher. http://mikewitcher.com



Will Kimbrough & Brigitte DeMeyer
Will, Super Songwriter Legend and Americana Instrumentalist of the Year with Brigitte, Poetry laden with Southern Groove that Transports to Another Place and Time

Wednesday, January 28th, 7.30pm $10/$10
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

Will Kimbrough's songs have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider and others, Kimbrough's multidisciplinary approach has led to many desirable collaborations with well-known artists, including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider and Mavis Staples. Kimbrough was recognized in 2004 as the Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association – an award that had previously been awarded three years in a row to Dobro ace Jerry Douglas. http://willkimbrough.com

Brigitte DeMeyer's new CD, Savannah Road, intermingles acoustic steel and slide guitar, fingerpicking, gospel-tinged vocals and literary imagery. DeMeyer writes songs as weavers thread tapestries. Poetry laden with southern groove, her music transports to another place and time. A self-produced collection of 13 songs written mostly by DeMeyer and frequent collaborator and string-master Will Kimbrough. http://brigittedemeyer.com




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

BLAME SALLY

Friday, January 30th, 7:30pm General Admission $22, Gold Circle $35.
AT THE KUUMBWA

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

If you sense a slight incongruity in the title of Blame Sally’s Speeding Ticket and a Valentine rest assured that it’s as purposeful as the life it describes is random. The album lifts its name from a line in the bridge of the hard- charging leadoff single, “Living Without You,” which describes a day, or maybe entire existence,that’s “sweet and sour at the same time/mink and a porcupine/speeding ticket and a valentine.” Clearly, this is a band that knows its oxymorons. The four women who make up the Bay area- based group have some experience with improbable complexities and contradictions. Almost everything about their history is contrary to conventional wisdom. For one thing, they put their individual careers aside to start Blame Sally when they were in their late 30s and 40s—the age at which bands are traditionally supposed to break up and begin solo careers. For another, this is obviously an all-woman band—“girl groups” usually being the novel province of youthful upstarts, not mature singer/songwriters. Splitting the frontperson status among each of the four members goes against the agreed-upon maxim (agreed upon by everyone but the Beatles, anyway) that every group needs a single strong focal point. And didn’t they get the memo that women, in particular women in show biz, are supposed to be packing it in at this point, not making fresh introductions? http://blamesally.com/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Michael Mullen
Trio of One Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals

Saturday, January 31st, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & 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

Michael Mullen's Trio Of One is a multi-faceted solo show: Looped jigs and reels and rocking acoustic folk that bring a uniquely Celtic twist to the term One Man Band. Using "live looping" for more impact as a solo musician, when performing as the Trio Michael is a musical hydra with many heads and arms. Whether performing exhilarating Scottish fiddle tunes, rambunctious Irish drinking songs, classic rock covers that he performs in his own inimitable way, or memorable originals--Former Tempest Fiddler Michael Mullen's musicianship and energy drive the music forward like race horses being chased by a formula car. http://www.michaelmullen.net




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

CAROLYN SILLS COMBO / SHERRY AUSTIN & HEN HOUSE

Sunday, February 15th, 7:30pm General Admission $22, Gold Circle $35.
AT THE KUUMBWA

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

With the Carolyn Sills Combo’s debut disc, "fans of ‘proper country’ have some new heroes,” says Country Music People Magazine. 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 Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan. http://www.carolynsills.com/

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

Sherry Austin and Hen House With four of the most popular Americana vocalists in the Monterey Bay area, Hen House 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.

Sherry Austin and Hen House is made up of four of the most popular Americana vocalists in the Monterey Bay area, Hen House 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/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Ginny Mitchell Band (with Patti Maxine, Tracy Parker and Marc Schwartz)
Swing, Gypsy, Western, Hawaiian

Friday, February 20th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & 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

More Information to Come




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Don Burnham


Saturday, February 28th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & 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

More Information to Come




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Ladies Night


Wednesday, March 11th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & 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

More Information to Come




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Josua Lowe and Friends


Friday, March 27th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & 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

More Information to Come




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Ronstadt Generations
Several generations of music from Tucson (Linda's Family)

Thursday, April 9th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & 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

More Information to Come




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Wendy DeWitt
SF Queen of Boogie Woogie Piano

Tuesday, April 28th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & 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

More Information to Come



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Last Updated: 01/21/15