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T Sisters plus Dave Holodiloff
Folk at heart, the T Sisters also draw heavily on elements of country, gospel, R&B, and fellow sibling bands like The Andrews Sisters and The Beach Boys

Tuesday, October 7th, 7.30pm $10/$10
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

T Sisters: Folk at heart, the T Sisters also draw heavily on elements of country, gospel, R&B, and fellow sibling bands like The Andrews Sisters and The Beach Boys. For Kindred Lines, produced by Laurie Lewis the T Sisters enlisted a cadre of A-List musicians like Todd Phillips, Linda Tillery and Mike Marshall.The experience of singing in harmony sans instruments–that ability to hear and dig in to the way our voices resonate together–is particularly powerful for us.” Like the sirens of old, the harmonies of the T Sisters draw the listener ever closer, hinting at a deeper, more dangerous beauty. http://www.tsisters.com

Dave Holodiloff’s recent appearance on KPIG’s live music show “Please Stand By” knocked it out of the park and instantly got our attention. David artfully, creatively, stunningly explores the acoustic frontiers of the mandolin. Dave has made a name for himself both as a performer at festivals and concert venues and as an acoustic event entertainment specialist. His dynamic musical repertoire includes Jazz Standards, Bluegrass Traditionals, Sultry Sambas, Celtic Classics, Gypsy Swing, Latin Rhythms, and much more. http://www.daveholodiloff.com



Diego Figueiredo
Brazil’s Guitar Giant

Thursday, October 9th, 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

Brazil’s Guitar Giant, Diego Figueiredo, is an extraordinary fast rising star among the world's greatest jazz guitarists. His superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names right now. He has a very unique skills and his concert have been a great success in more than 50 contries around the world. He has already released 20 CDS, 3 DVDs and a book and he has received awards twice at the Montreux Jazz Festival as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. http://www.diegofigueiredo.net

"Diego Figueiredo performs one amazing concert uniting technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz. “One of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life” - George Benson
Diego is a unique musician” - Al Di Meola




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Mark and Cindy Lemaire
Virtuoso Guitar and Contemporary Folk

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

Guitarist Mark Lemaire and vocalist Cindy van Empel met in 2008 and performed for us in 2011 as Mark Lemaire and Twilight. Now married and fresh off a tour of the UK, we welcome them back to the Wednesday Acoustic series. Mark's virtuoso solo guitar work shines on its own, but when coupled his voice, with the ethereal quality of Cindy's vocals, and the stellar harmonies between them, the result can be mesmerizing.

Mark was an up and coming performer about 30 years ago, sharing the stage with the likes of Maria Muldaur and Tracy Chapman, but tendonitis diverted him into a recording engineering career. Only recently in the last few years has he returned to live performance. Cindy has been singing in bands since high school and once toured Europe with the group, Madrigals, performing music from the Renaissance and Middle Ages. www.marklemaire.com

"…performing with Cindy van Empel the blend of voices adds a perfect exclamation point to Mark's virtuoso guitar playing." - John Sollenger, Pasadena Weekly



Druha Trava
Famed on Both Sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" Fusion of Acoustic, Bluegrass, Folk and Rock

Thursday, October 23rd, 7.30pm $13/$15
<21 w/parent

PRESENTED BY FIDDLING CRICKET CONCERTS
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Famed on both sides of the Atlantic for its "Czechgrass" fusion of acoustic, bluegrass, folk and rock, Druha Trava is the foremost band to emerge from the flourishing Czech bluegrass scene. Its virtuoso musicians can satisfy the most hardcore fans with scorching versions of traditional bluegrass standards. But as the band´s name "Second Grass" implies, DT reaches far beyond the classic bluegrass genre for inspiration.

The band uses American roots music as a starting point for a synthesis of jazz, pop, folk and even classical motifs, transforming an iconic American idiom into a richly textured, highly personal statement. DT was formed in 1991 by the influential singer-songwriter Robert Krestan, multi-instrumentalist Lubos Malina and other veterans of the acoustic music scene that had long thrived in Czechoslovakia. Krestan´s original songs -- renowned for their enigmatic, at times provocative, lyrics -- make up most of the band´s repertoire, and they and Krestan´s raw, gritty vocals set the band apart. But DT also performs bluegrass standards and covers -- in English and Czech -- of material by songwriters ranging from Mick Jagger to American acoustic veteran Peter Rowan (with whom the group collaborated on a CD, New Freedom Bell, in 1999). http://www.druhatrava.us



Tish Hinojosa
Music that Crosses Borders – Between Cultures, Languages and Musical Genres.

Sunday, October 26th, 7.00pm $15/$15
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

Tish Hinojosa’s music crosses borders – between cultures, languages and musical genres. Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and latino styles, her music reflects contemporary America’s multicultural richness. Combining a vision that embraces all of these musical styles, with her characteristic warmth and a pure, soulful voice, this enchanting Texan singer-songwriter has gained a loving and loyal audience throughout America, Europe and beyond. Artist sites and sounds: www.mundotish.com




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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

The Chicago based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso say it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a repertoire they describe as "Celtic to Cowboy." Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, "one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit." In addition to outstanding songwriting, singing and showmanship, they also play a number of instruments very well, and even yodel sometimes. Always an absolute treat, and I, personally, quite agree with the quote below.http://www.smallpotatoesmusic.com

"…Prezioso's song "1000 Candles, 1000 Cranes" is one of the most outstanding songs of the past 50 years." -Rich Warren, The Midnight Special - WFMT Radio, Chicago, IL




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

Chris Webster and Nina Gerber / Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moorer
Outstanding Vocalists in Any Style; Exquisite Guitar Accompaniment


Saturday, 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

Chris Webster's voice has those ineffable qualities of vocal grain, emotional nuance, phrasing, and warmth which characterize truly great and moving singers in any style. She covers a wide range of material, including her own as a songwriter, accompanied by the fabulous guitar work of Nina Gerber. She also still fronts the ever popular Sacramento party band Mumbo Gumbo (for over 20 years!) and occasionally teams up with her classical soprano sister, Cassie, as The Webster Sisters, performing traditional folk.http://www.chriswebstermusic.com

"…each note she sings conveys a probing, acute, sensitivity to the little complications in life and love, with a sexy edge to boot" -No Depression Magazine

Nina Gerber, After originally coming to prominence as accompanist and close musical companion to Kate Wolf spent two decades as "guitarist of choice" for recordings and performances with a huge number of folk performers, as well becoming a respected producer and arranger, earning a devoted following. She always emphasizes taste over technical skill (which she has in abundance), providing a soulful enhancement to the music she is accompanying (Karla Bonhoff, Peter Rowan, Eliza Gilkyson, Greg Brown, Laurie Lewis…). Finally, after appearing on, or producing, over 60 albums, she has in the last few years started releasing her own solo CDs, both live performance and studio. http://www.ninagerber.com

"One of the best acoustic and electric guitarists in the folk genre." - Frets Magazine

 

Mollie O'Brien, is known for her early career as a jazz singer in New York, her folk and country collaborations with brother, Tim O'Brien, solo work in the areas of bluegrass, folk and country, gospel, old-time and traditional southern mountain music, and with her blues band in Colorado. She does not play an instrument; she is simply a vocalist par excellence, having been called one of roots music's best interpreters and singers, and her voice described as "smooth," "smoky," "powerful," and "bright and bold as sheet lightning" moving without hesitation from style to style and dipping into the songs of Lennon and McCartney, Percy Mayfield, Memphis Minnie, Chuck Berry, Tom Waits, Richard Thompson. Her class and versatility earned her a long-time slot in Prairie Home Companion's Hopeful Gospel Quartet. Her great strength is her voice and the classy and wide selection of material she chooses. These days she tours with guitarist husband, Rich Moore, and they pick and choose their material as they want, as exemplified in their 2010 duo CD, "Saints and Sinners" and the 2014 follow up, "Love Runner". Rich is an exquisite guitarist, who also writes his own material and has an excellent solo guitar CD, "Steady State", to his name. http://www.mollieobrien.com

"….Mollie O'Brien has one of the best voices in the business, and she really lets it loose…" Tom Paxton




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Sharon Allen and The Dusty Boots
Folk, Americana, 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

Sharon Allen is currently best known as the sweet-voiced singer from Santa Cruz usually seen sharing the stage with Sherry Austin and Henhouse, harmonizing and playing guitar on folk and Americana material. She has, however, been singing in bands for over 30 years. Her debut solo CD, "Along the Way" released a few years back featured a blend of original songs and her renditions of material from Townes Van Zandt, Kate Wolf and Billy Joe Shaver. She steps out here to join her longtime pals The Dusty Boots (Charlie Wallace; guitar/dobro, Jerry Bradley; upright bass, Jimmy Norris; percussion) for a rare appearance and will deliver a mixture of swinging folk, country and blues. www.sharon-allen.com

"Sharon Allen is way up on the list of sweet voiced singers….unpretentious music that is beautiful and lasting" - .Sleepy John Sandidge, Snazzy Productions




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

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Last Updated: 10/18/14