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Sharon Allen with Her Dusty Boots and Blues
A Night of Folk, Alt-Country and Blues —We're Going To Dance Tonight
Friday, May 6th, 8.00pm $15/$18
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

Sharon Allen loves to sing. And people love to hear her songs. Having previously played with The Firebirds from 1979-2002 she was known as the "Little Lady with the Big Voice" and graced many a stage singing blues and working with the likes of B.B. King, Boz Scaggs, Robben Ford, Johnny Winter and Elvin Bishop. In 2002, Sharon found her writer's voice and an ongoing collaboration with Sherry Austin, known as Sherry Austin with Henhouse. Working on songwriting and harmonies with Sherry gave her a renewed appreciation of acoustic music from her early years back east. She found her natural home in the folk music family of California's central coast. In 2010, Sharon formed The Dusty Boots playing country and folk music with Charlie Joe Wallace; guitar, Jerry Bradley; bass and Jimmy Norris; drums. Bringing together musicians from her past and present for an evening of country and blues she brings to the stage a talented group of players. Joining The Dusty Boots for the evening, Mike Mongielo; guitar, Jim Hannibal; saxophone and Kenny Karst; trombone will add their flavor to the mix and get you dancing and your toes tapping. http://sharon-allen.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Michael Gaither and Steve Kritzer
Bay Area songwriters in the round

Saturday, May 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

Michael Gaither and Steve Kritzer are veteran Bay Area singer/songwriters who joined forces as a duo after they first played The Ugly Mug back on a split bill back in 2009. Their show, which they refer to as a "songwriter ping pong match," is a fun mix of original and cover songs, backed by guitars, ukuleles, banjo, and mandolin, with lots of jokes, stories, and audience participation. This is Michael and Steve's fourth appearance as a duo at The Ugly Mug and in this show they'll be joined by Jeff Baker on percussion. http://www.michaelgaither.com http://www.stevekritzer.com

"Listening to Michael and Steve is like visiting old friends. You may not see them often, but when you do, they take you to a warm and comfortable place". - Allan Molho / Landfall House Concerts

"Gaither's sense of humor and keen observation of the human experience preside over his clever Americana originals" - Good Times Santa Cruz "

"Steve 's hands are around his guitar and his arms are around his audience". - KEEN Radio / Lynn Scheinberg



Jeffrey Foucault plus Laurie Sargent
"Jeffrey Foucault, sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest.The New Yorker
Thursday, May 12th, 7.30pm $18/$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

I first saw Foucault play in a little Missoula theatre years ago, when many of us who grew up spinning our elders' albums—Townes and Dylan, John Prine and Greg Brown—wandered around dolorously wondering when the next real songwriter would come along. Stetson sweaty, that little vagabond spark in his eye, he spun out a long Beam-fueled set and when it was over I walked out into the warm rain and thought, Damn. So that's where he's been. Since then Foucault has given American poetry some of its most vital lines and his musical searchings have become touchstones of density and durability. On this new record—his most poignant, honest, even scathing—his cry is a belt of pure blue Wisconsin lake ice with a back of December sunlight angling through bare limbed birches. Not so much penned as lived, these songs—about a show played perfectly to an empty bar, the real ones who die with nothing half the time—offer listeners that rare artistic combination of a voice and a world. And while there's nothing not lonely about these songs, you can't hear them and feel remotely alone. Here is our hurricane lamp, the heart whose flame won't go out, whatever the wind. Hold it close.” - Chris Dombrowski (from the liner notes to SALT AS WOLVES). http://www.jeffreyfoucault.com

Laurie Sargent: “I consider myself a singer. All my life I have made music. I think of it as oral painting. It is big and noisy in a most enjoyable way." http://www.lauriesargentart.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

The SkiffleBeats
An Unplugged Beatles Tunes Collective

Saturday, May 21st, 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 SkiffleBeats asks "What if the Beatles never plugged in and never got famous, but kept playing and writing music anyway?" The result could be, and is here, acoustic versions of well-loved Beatles songs (and some you forgot about or never knew), which include all of the core elements from George Martin's amazing arrangements. Stellar vocal harmonies and surprising instrumentation add up to an evening of pure fun. We know you can't help singing along and that's okay! The SkiffleBeats roster is World Famous Ukulele Dick (actually mostly on guitar here), the lovely and talented Jayme Kelly Curtis, vocals and numerous stringed things, harmonica whiz George Galt, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Rob Vickers, and The Bass Doctor, Matt Bohn (yes, that's five, not four…but then they aren't quite as talented as The Beatles were). www.purrgirl.com




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



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