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Gaither, Kritzer, and Uccello


Wednesday, August 6th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts
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

Songwriters separate and in the round Steve Kritzer is a "man of many musics". A stellar songwriter, he's equally comfortable with folk, Celtic, bluegrass and rock, as well as pop and big band swing. Michael Gaither is a storyteller as much as a songwriter. Raised locally, he takes the "write what you know" idea to heart, wrapping songs around small-town life with humorous takes on everyday stuff.

This is Steve and Michael's third time back to this series at The Ugly Mug. This year, they're joined by Steve Uccello. Steve is a sought-after multi-instrumentalist and side person, as well as a formidable songwriter in his own right.

This show also features special guest Jeff Baker on percussion.




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Rhandez Vous


Wednesday, August 13th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts
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

Rhan Wilson imagines a meeting of musical friends at The Ugly Mug. Rendezvous: Verb: “to meet or assemble at an agreed time and place” Noun: “a place to which people customarily come : a place of popular resort : Haunt

People meeting: Rhan Wilson, Rick Zeek, Patti Maxine, Pipa Pinon, Terry Shields, Pat Hull

A suspicious cast of characters bent on giving everyone there a good time vocally and instrumentally. Genres eclectic, material unknown in advance. www.rhanwilson.com



Locomotive Breath
The Songs of Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, The Rolling Stones, The Doors

Thursday, August 28th, 8.00pm $10/$12
Over 21 Only

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Locomotive Breath is a classic rock cover band : a tribute to an era 1967-1976 focusing on 7 Iconic bands of that period; Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Who, Cream, The Rolling Stones, and The Doors. Locomotive Breath is led by local bassist Daniel Vee Lewis and joined by lead vocalist Ryder Webb, guitarist Del Smith Penny, guitarist Ted Welty, and drummer Rob Ouse, including special guest saxophonist / Flutist, Terrel Eaton. So bust out your blue jeans and tigh-dyes and come rock out with this exciting new classic rock band! locomotivebreath.us



Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riviters
Guy Forsyth of Asylum Street Spankers leads leads an all-star Austin cast including several former Spankers

Sunday, Aug 31st, 7.00pm $12/$15
<21 w/parent

FC and Snazzy Productions Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Guy Forsyth leads an all-star Austin cast including several former Asylum Street Spankers. This Vaudevillian string band makes any venue come to life with their instrumental prowess and amazing showmanship. Their debut studio album, Moustashe Girl, features 7 voices, countless instruments, and, at last count, 5 hilarious commercials. Expect classic American tunes as well new original material from some of Austin's finest! http://www.hotnutriveters.com/home




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Tom Faia and The Juice
Singer Songwriter in a Band Setting

Wednesday, September 3rd, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts
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

Tom Faia became known, long ago, in Nashville and LA for his clever and infectious music. As a solo artist and songwriter with A&M Records, Tom wrote songs recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Barbara Mandrell and rock legend Dobie Gray.

Today Tom is back home on the Monterey Peninsula, still writing classic feel-good tunes, and will be releasing his highly anticipated fourth album this summer. Tom's currently playing solo acoustic shows as well as shows with his band, The Juice, which includes Dave Evert on guitar, Scott Rudoni on bass, Michael Brautovich on sax and Bill Kucher on drums. Tom will be bringing most if not all of the band with him for the Ugly Mug show. It should be rockin' good time and we are told that dancing is approved of!

My partner-in-crime for the Ugly Mug Acoustic Wednesday shows, Marky Starks, also does some duo singing with Tom and may sit in for one or two tunes in the show.




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

The Bills
An Acoustic Roots Powerhouse from Canada

(Ray Bonneville opens)
Wednesday, September 10th, 7:30pm General Admission $25, Gold Circle $40.
AT THE KUUMBWA

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

From the beautiful West Coast of Canada comes this extraordinary quintet, The Bills, renowned among fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization. Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows - these are the vehicles for the Bills' unique sonic approach. With individual band members sporting world-class credentials in folk/roots, jazz, classical and world music, The Bills truly are a Canadian acoustic music supergroup.

The Bills' live shows are legendary for their exuberance, power, virtuosity and sheer entertainment. You'll hear the influences of American roots, folk, rock, maritime fiddle, bluegrass, Cajun, Romany and Brazilian choro traditions. You'll also hear traces of Chopin, Stan Rogers and Django Reinhardt. Their recorded work carries all the same traits: they've been recognized through two JUNO nominations (the Canadian Grammy), two Western Canadian Music Awards and countless positive media and fan reviews. For those who do not know The Bills music, they have a fine and representative set of videos at http://thebills.ca

"Their sound is panoramic, mischievious, fiercely unpretentious - and musically splendid" - Boston Globe

Ray Bonneville, who is both a Canadian and US Citizen, currently resides in Austin Texas. He bills himself as a singer-songwriter in the acoustic blues vein, but he performs as a one-man band, adding groove driven guitar, rack harmonica, and foot percussion to his live performance. He is a former JUNO winner and tours extensively in Europe and has about 8 CDs to his name.



Eliza Gilkyson & Nina Gerber
Eliza was Inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame Alongside Legends Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith

Tuesday, September 16th, 7.30pm $22/$25
Over 21 Only

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Eliza Gilkyson is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in Roots, Folk and Americana circles. The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, she entered the music world as a teenager, recording demos for her father. Since then she has released 19 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash. She has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, Etown, Sirius/XM, Air America Radio and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside legends Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith, received a Grammy nomination for her 2006 CD “Paradise Hotel”, and is an ongoing winner of the Austin Chronicle's various music awards, as well as the Folk Alliance Best Artist, Best Songwriter and Record of the Year. http://elizagilkyson.com

Nina Gerber : "Nina's guitar style is wide and brave. As she glides thru this record project, she uses each of her guitars as if it's the one she was born to play. Acoustic or electric, she sounds beautiful, smokey, precise, full of the licks you love to hear---" Herb Pedersen . http://www.ninagerber.com




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Amber Lynn Nicol
Blues, Rock and Country Influenced Singer-Songwriter

Wednesday, September 17th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts
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

Amber Lynn Nicol, based in St Petersburg, Florida, is a 27 year old songwriter and originally classically trained vocalist, who has a love of blues, rock and country. After initially touring with a rock band as the bass player and back up vocalist, Amber cut her first CD in 2011 and has just released her third, which was funded by her fans through Kickstarter. She is already an old-hand at touring, having played 130 clubs, festivals, and radio stations in 2013, and is currently touring in support of the new CD. http://www.amberlynnnicol.com

Gary Brewster, local musician and a regular supporter of the Ugly Mug Wednesday Acoustic Series, will back up Lynn on guitar.




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Mark Lemaire & Twilight
(guitar and vocal)

Wednesday, October 22nd, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts
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!

Small Potatoes
(contemporary folk)

Wednesday, November 5th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts
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.




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore / Nina Gerber and Chris Webster

Wednesday, November 15th, 7:30pm General Admission $25, Gold Circle $40.
AT THE KUUMBWA

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

More Information to Come




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Sharon Allen
(singer-songwriter, folk, covers and originals)

Wednesday, November 19th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts
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!

Rhan Wilson and Patti Maxine / Carolyn Sills and Gerard Egan
(3rd annual Holiday Special)

Wednesday, December 10th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $12 to $15 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts
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: 08/18/14