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Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs
A Romp Through America's Golden Decades of Popular Song -- 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's

Tuesday, April 1st, 7.30pm $17/$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

Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs sing lush, three-part harmony renditions of American jazz and pop songs from the ‘30s through the ‘60s. The lighthearted program belies the high level of expertise offered by four West Coast jazz heavyweights. Playing guitars, keyboard, and upright bass, the Rhythm Bugs sing, swing, and romp through America's golden decades of popular song.
Sylvia Herold: singer, guitarist, Cats & Jammers, Hot Club of San Francisco
Jennifer Scott: singer, pianist, composer, bandleader, Jennifer Scott Trio
Ed Johnson: singer, guitarist, composer, bandleader, Novo Tempo
Cary Black: bassist credits: Kay Starr, Johnny Ray, Dan Hicks, Laurie Lewis
http://www.sylviaherold.com




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Sherry Austin and Henhouse (with special guest, Dorian Michael)
"Returning to the fold…sorry the coop"

Wednesday, April 2nd, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
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

Returning for the 4th time to our series, Henhouse delights their fans with their engaging stage presence, upbeat songs, and stellar harmonies. The band, for this show, consists of Sherry Austin on rhythm guitar and vocals, Sharon Allen on vocals and guitar, Tracy Parker on bass and vocals, and ace guitarist, Dorian Michael. Their music covers the range from sweet love songs to gritty, rockin' songs about cars, trains, and love gone wrong. It consists of originals by Sherry and Sharon, as well as much loved covers by Americana artists, such as Kate Wolf, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith. The blend of harmonies between the four women is exquisite. Singing with authority and passion, their distinctive blend of folk, country and rock is filled with warmth and conviction. All band members also play in various other bands covering folk, swing, blues, and Hawaiian genres. www.hensinthehouse.com

"…an exceptional band. Sherry Austin's lovely, sensual voice, and best of all well-written and well-chosen, relevant material!" - Sleepy John Sandidge



Dore Coller, Toby Gray, Patti Maxine
Ultra-Personal Song Craft -- Original Art House Americana

Thursday, April 3rd, 7.30pm $10/$10
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Dore Coller : With his second CD in the last year, Bermudagrass, Dore has developed his own genre of hybrid music - Caribbean Americana. Award winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dore Coller has played with or with members of Darol Anger, Big Brother, Lacy J Dalton, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Dan Hicks, David La Flamme, Maria Muldaur, David Nelson, Van Morrison, Pablo Cruise, Quicksilver, Starship, The Waybacks and The Youngbloods. http://www.dorecoller.com
Toby Gray: Americana Acoustic Rocker. Celebrating the release of his 4th CD, Sitting In Paradise. Toby is a vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and a life time musicologist Toby has performed with nationally known musicians such as jazz guitar legend Howard Roberts, Jamaica's Larry McDonald (Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, Skatalites), and has toured with Dick Clark Productions getting to work with producer Larry Klein (Johnny Carson & Joni Mitchell). He is a current member of the iconic Summer of Love band It's A Beautiful Day for the last 34 years as well as co-writing and producing several of their recordings. He has released five CDs of his own. http://highwaybuddha.com
Patti Maxine is a member of The Western Swing Hall Of Fame and this is an opportunity to hear her perform her own heartfelt compositions. A musical Swiss army knife, she handles a wide variety of styles with ease, sliding gracefully from Hawaiian to swing, from R&B and rock, from blues to jazz and back again. She has collaborated with Cyril Pahanui, Eddie Kamae, Patrick Landeza, John Cruz and Pipa Pinon. http://pattimaxine.com



DOS DUOS
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum plus Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman

Thursday, April 17th, 7.30pm $17/$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

Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum: "It's possible to be a strong female presence in the Bluegrass music world, but you have to be really strong. Laurie is one of the greatest Bluegrass artists, woman or man, because of her consistency over decades, the depth and width of her subject matter, her commitment to the Bluegrass form, and her technical command." - Darol Anger . Since joining forces with Laurie in 1986, Tom's versatility and diverse musical influences come to the fore every night on stage with the band. He plays primarily mandolin with the band, but is also an accomplished fiddle, mandola, and guitar player. His background as a rock and swingmusician adds a uniquely satisfying flavor to the duo, Gals and Guys, two pairs of multi-flavored bluegrass and folk entertainers. http:// www.laurielewis.com

Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman: For a duo that has existed for only two short years, 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". http://melodywalkermusic.com




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Erin Inglish (with Anna Cosper)
California Banjo Sweetheart!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
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

A special evening with California banjo songstress Erin Inglish, who is bicycling from Portland to San Luis Obispo as part of her 2014 Earth*Bike*Banjo tour. She is joined for part of the show by puppeteer Anna Cosper, featuring vignettes from The Good Folk Show, a banjo-puppet musical celebrating sustainability and the arts written by Inglish and Cosper! Erin is also the organizer of the largest collaborative project in the world amongst female banjo players - the Banjo Babes 2014 Calendar & Showcase Album. www.earthbikebanjo.com

Erin Inglish is a unique and inspired female songwriter. Following in the footsteps of folk activists and storytellers such as Pete Seeger, John Hartford, Utah Phillips and Woody Guthrie, Inglish is a solo act with a clear voice, expressive banjo, body percussion, and thoughtful songs. She is a "retired" engineer, working abroad for four years in five countries, and her songwriting reflects her worldly travels and grounding passion for sustainability and art. In April, 2013, Inglish released a solo album titled A Melody So Sweet. She was one of the three acts in the very successful Lady Banjo Show held in Santa Cruz last year, www.erininglish.com

Anna Cosper is a visual artist and puppeteer based out Portland, Oregon. She has given workshops in animation and/or puppetry in Botswana, Burma, the Netherlands, the US, and Thailand. She will be joining and bicycling with Erin Inglish's Earth*Bike*Banjo 2014 www.annacosper.com



Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers
Seattle Weekly dubbed her "Our Own Emmylou"

Saturday, April 26th, 8.00pm $12/$15
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

Whether nailing an upbeat honky-tonk tune or a slow, sad story-song, Zoe Muth's music is so honest and familiar, you'll wonder why you haven't heard it yet. Her self-titled, self-released debut won attention not only from her hometown (Seattle Weekly dubbed her "our own Emmylou"; tastemaker blog Sound on the Sound called her "without doubt, one of the finest songwriters in Seattle") it also earned praise from the worldwide press. The record landed on No Depression's annual Reader's Poll as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2009, while Modern Acoustic magazine called her 2010's "New Artist of the Year." On its follow-up, Starlight Hotel (produced by Muth and Martin Feveyear at Seattle's Jupiter Studios), you can almost feel the wheels turning under the pickup truck. Picture an old country road, flat land on either side and a whole lot of nothing out the window. The mood of the music – and Muth's narrative lyrics – captures a stark honesty that recalls some of the finest country classics. http://zoemuth.com



Bubbeleh plus Marc Atksinson Trio
Jewish Shark Attack meets Sizzling Gypsy Jazz

Sunday May 4th, 7.00pm $15/$15
21 and over

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Bubbeleh fearlessly (and shamelessly) invents intersections between traditional Jewish folk music and whatever else they want--mixing bulgars and horas with blistering odd meter grooves and improvisation. A motley group of nice Jewish(ish) kids that are your nana's worst nightmare. Freddy Kruger with Payos--a.k.a The Jewish Shark Attack.http://www.jewishsharkattack.com

Marc Atksinson Trio: Marc Atkinson is one of Canada's finest JUNO-nominated, Western Canadian award-winning musicians. He is the leader and composer of the internationally renowned Marc Atkinson Trio (and co-founder, composer and performer in the acclaimed, The Bills). The music of this virtuosic group is melodically captivating, sensually charged and ferociously, technically awe-inspiring. http://www.marcatkinson.com




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Carolyn Sills Combo
Playing Music From Their New CD

Wednesday, May 7th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
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

Carolyn Sills moved to Santa Cruz from New York a few years ago. The Big Apple’s loss is definitely our gain! In NY she played with country/rockabilly outfits and sang jazz with the likes of Les Paul. Here Santa Cruz immediately took Carolyn to its heart, whether in her Patsy Cline tribute shows, or recreating the sultry torch vocals of the 40’s and 50’s, or in her Santa is Real Christmas spectacular shows at Don Quixote’s.

It’s an honor to have her and her red hot quartet (Gerard Egan, guitar; Charlie Wallace, lap steel; Jerry Logan, bass) play in our Wednesday Acoustic series at the Mug, where they will play material from their new CD …all originals, together with a mix of standards, country, and swing covers. www.carolynsills.com

……her vocals resonate with a throaty anguish, torch songs straight from the heart…conjures up a misty past of dim juke joints and neon lit roadhouses…. The effect is mesmerizing" - Michael Dregni, Vintage Guitar Magazine




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

James Hurley
Performing Songwriter at Large
Derek Bodkin Opens

Wednesday, May 14th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
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

James Hurley, performing songwriter at large, has been named as one of LA's top 10 live singer-songwriters (Folkworks). He plays an elegant jazzy guitar style and delivers a seductive blend of jazzy pop-folk with intelligent lyrics and a smooth voice, reflecting the life he lives. They vary from wicked humor to stark poignancy. He has 3 self-produced CDs, the latest being Tempest in a Teacup, recorded while on tour from Arizona to Washington wherever he could find studio space. James has played for us twice before and we are pleased to have him return to our stage. www.jameshurleymusic.com

After a fast-paced life doing voice-overs, post-production work and playing music in Hollywood, Derek Bodkin traded it all in five years ago to chase the dream of living in Santa Cruz. "Maybe I needed to learn to be free," he says. The guitarist, banjo player, singer and whistler felt hemmed in by the strictures of his music education that emphasized the rules. Bodkin had held back on composing his own music, but his Santa Cruz life has opened the floodgates for him. https://www.facebook.com/derekbodkin?fref=ts



Front Country plus The Blackberry Bushes Stringband
Rippin' West Coast Progressive Bluegrass

Sunday, May 18th, 7.00pm $10/$10
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Front Country: After their RockyGrass band competition win in 2012, and a win at Telluride this year, Front Country is in the midst of a busy year with festivals RockyGrass, Pagosa Folk n' Bluegrass, and the CBA Father's Day Fest, and ready for an even bigger summer of 2014. Front Country released their first EP, This is Front Country, in February at the Great American Music Hall in their hometown of San Francisco, California. They are made up of some of the Bay Area's finest young acoustic talent, Adam Roszkiewicz, Jacob Groopman, Jordan Klein, Leif Karlstrom, Melody Walker and Zach Sharpe.http://www.frontcountryband.com

The Blackberry Bushes are a bluegrass trio who draw from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a playful and resonant sound with both twang and sophistication. Joyful singing and enchanting songwriting are supported by carefully constructed soundscapes that feature virtuosic fiddle and bowed bass. It is a rare magic that allows them to artfully fuse sounds from many genres into a string instrumentation that retains distinct threads of sonic color. This is a daredevil sound that is delicate, bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing." http://www.facebook.com/theblackberrybushes




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Gabrielle Louise
Roots / Folk Troubadour

Wednesday, June 11th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
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

More information to come




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Mike Beck
Solo

Wednesday, June 18th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
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

More information to come.


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Last Updated: 04/09/14