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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Evie Ladin Band Neo-Trad Kinetic Folk
CD Release for Jump the Fire

Friday, June 10th, 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
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com

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, shows 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. http://www.evieladin.com

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



Rhythm Future Quartet - Gypsy Jazz on Fire
“These young men are incredible!!! Don't miss them--such dedication and love of music to witness!” - Tommy Emmanuel
Monday, June 13th, 7.30pm $12/$15
21 and over only
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

Olli Soikkeli is a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django” - The Wall Street Journal

Jason Anick is easily one of the best jazz violinists of his generation” - Christian Howes

The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today's musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, the quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. With Max O'Rourke on second guitar and Greg Loughman on bass, Rhythm Future is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of a vital musical genre. http://rhythmfuturequartet.com



Dirty Cello plus The Nora Cruz Band
From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin' bluegrass to soaring sultry vocals, you will get it all tonight
Saturday, June 18th, 8.00pm $10/$10
21 and over only
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

Dirty Cello: Cello like you've never heard before. From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you've never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin' bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping! Rebecca Roudman's cello and presentation makes for mind blowing entertainment. http://www.dirtycello.com

"Dirty Cello's music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical." Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.

Nora Cruz Band: Nora Cruz is a superb and electrifying vocalist. With a commanding stage presence and high-energy show, she's a favorite of Santa Cruz and the Bay Area. Whether soaring or sultry, Nora pours her heart into every song. She can rock the house, or touch your soul – all with a confident, elegant ease. Nora arrived in Santa Cruz in the summer of '85, and by the next year had formed the Nora Cruz Band. http://www.noracruz.com



Dayan Kai
Super vocalist and multi-instrumentalist roots music master returns home for a rare headline performance
Wednesday, June 22nd, 7.30pm $12/$15
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

Keys, Strings, Winds, and Skins--Dayan Kai is a singer/songwriter, arranger and producer with a lifelong commitment to music. Equally versed in Americana, Jazz, World and Rock traditions, Kai's compositions reflect his vast experience in the industry as both a soloist and versatile accompanist. When Dayan comes to town it is a rare treat and you never know what high profile musician is going to join him on stage. www.dayankai.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Women Singer-Songwriters in The Round
Cassidy, Devine, Midyne, Maxine, Starks, and Treat

Thursday, June 23rd, 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
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com

This concert brings together Bay Area singer/songwriters for a return engagement of an evening of trading songs, all backed by the fabulous Patti Maxine on steel guitar. The group performed at The Mug about 15 months ago and it is our pleasure to bring them back!

Nancy Cassidy is very successful children’s performer, but also a singer/songwriter in the folk/Americana idiom for anyone between 13 and 103. One of 7 siblings from a dairy farm, once a river guide, she now resides in Palo Alto. www.reverbnation.com/nanycassidy

Laura Devine has been playing dulcimer since hearing it on a Joni Mitchell track at age 17. A member of “Dulcimer Girls” for many years, she plays venues locally and well beyond. She recently starred in a documentary, “Hearts of the Dulcimer”. www.dulcimergirlmusic.com Midyne (pronounced meh-DEEN) is a 3rd generation musician who was already at home with recording studios by age 12. Now as a seasoned, jazz influenced folk singer-songwriter, she is equally at home with guitar and Celtic harp. She has played in several configurations (Electric Angel; the Lillyhammers), but currently performs solo, or with friends, as in this concert www.reverbnation.com/midyne

Marky Starks, a former librarian and house concert host, is also the co-founder of this Ugly Mug Acoustic series, a KPIG hospitality host, and a singer/songwriter with well-crafted material that often contains hilarious hooks. www.markysmusic.com

Wendy Treat is the principle organizer of tonight’s affair. She is a Special Education teacher, who has been writing songs since 1981. While teaching in Hawaii Wendy got her 8 string ukulele, which accounts for her enthusiastic involvement in the Uke Club and singing and playing with The Mariposa Trolley Drops and The Riverdale Ramblers.



3 Leg Torso plus One Lane Bridge
Wild, daring cartoon music with a cinematic scope -- infused with tango, Eastern European folk, ballistic Balkan, crazy country, world music meets folk styles from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Spain
Tuesday, June 28th, 7.30pm $12/$15
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

3 Leg Torso : Wild, daring cartoon music with a cinematic scope combining charming, elegant modern chamber pop music infused with by tango, Eastern European folk, ballistic Balkan, crazy country, world music and more. http://www.3legtorso.com

''Astonishing musicianship---3 Leg Torso is a unique American treasure." Steve Berlin, Los Lobos
"I love 3 Leg Torso, it blows the top off my head!" Teller, of Penn & Teller
3 Leg Torso makes the greatest music you could ever put in a movie. "Morgan Spurlock, Director, SuperSize Me

One Lane Bridge: The dynamic acoustic trio of guitarist William Coulter, cellist Aria DiSalvio, and fiddler John Weed will mesmerize and delight with their unique, artful arrangements of traditional and contemporary tunes. Fusing folk styles from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Spain with modern influences results in something both ancient and cutting edge -- a rhythmically vibrant, melodically engaging chamber-folk music at home in the concert. http://williamcoulterguitar.com/onelanebridge




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

The Bills
Friday, July 1st, 7:30 General Admission $25, Gold Circle $40
Not Sold Online Day of Show – Call Patty At 831.479.9421 For Availability

AT THE KUUMBWA

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

Come Celebrate Canada Day With Some Of The Best Canadian Musicians Around!With two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts, expect the musical magic you’ve come to love from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, 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 super-group, and their combined creative studio talent and explosive live shows have made them legendary folk/roots entertainers. Whether spinning on your recorded playlist, entertaining an intimate theatre audience or rocking a festival crowd of 10,000, these five gifted multi-instrumentalists are masters at somehow leaving listeners breathless and revitalized all at once. http://thebills.ca/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Freebo

Friday, July 15th, 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
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com

More information to come.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Dorian Michael & Steve Keys

Wednesday, August 17th, 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
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com

More information to come.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Rod MacDonald & Jim Bruno

Wednesday, August 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
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com

More information to come.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

The Ronstadts (Tentative)

Thursday, September 8th, 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
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com

More information to come.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Dulcie Taylor

Saturday, September 24th, 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
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com

More information to come.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Curtis & Loretta

Sunday, October 2nd, 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
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com

More information to come.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Del Rey

Friday, October 7th, 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
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com

More information to come.



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Last Updated: 05/29/16