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Jack Williams
Extraordinary Singer-Songwriter and Outstanding Guitarist

Saturday, June 7th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15 to $20 donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts
AT THE UGLY MUG CAFE

4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or Brundle@attglobal.net

The short version is: Don’t miss this show! Or as Chuck Brodsky said “If you ever get a chance to book this guy – do it! He is as good as it gets!

The long version: Jack’s bio in itself is amazing, with a 54 year career playing folk, rock jazz, R and B, classical and popular music from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. In the 60’s he was a hired gun guitarist/ band leader for John Lee Hooker, Hank Ballard, and the Shirelles, amongst others. Up to the 80’s he played jazz trumpet and classical guitar, while also fronting a series of original rock bands as an electric guitarist. Since the 60’s he has also toured as a solo troubadour. His songs have been recorded by others ranging from Tom Jones to Tom Paxton. At times he has teamed up with other great singers – the late Harry Nilsson in 1973 and until 2002 with his friend, the late Mickey Newberry. Jack has 9 solo CD’s of original music, plus involvement in many others. www.jackwilliamsmusic.com

A musical style that’s equal parts folk storytelling and Tin Pan Alley songcraft, delivered with the impassioned soul of an old blues singer” - Kevin Oliver, No Depression Magazine

".... his artistry... is nothing short of amazing. Dazzling picking, expressive voice, unique and interesting songs. He is a showman in the best sense of the word and just wowed our audience. I think they would have followed him anywhere." Rich Warren, WFMT "Midnight Special", Chicago IL




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Gabrielle Louise
Genre-Hopping Singer/Songwriter from Boulder
Brodie Kinder opens

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

Gabrielle Louise is a songwriter and storyteller living in the mountains outside of Boulder, CO. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song. Her music is anchored deeply in folk, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. Her sound has the earthy feel of early Joni Mitchell while also veering into the spirited delivery of fellow genre-hopping artist Martin Sexton. Unafraid to take a random musical escapade in the name of inspiration, Gabrielle is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next moment a smoky jazz chanteuse. Gabby has released 5 independent CD’s, won several songwriting competitions and is as committed to the environment as to her music. www.gabriellelouise.com

"She executes a captivating balance of heartache and resolve." -David McGee (Music Critic for Rolling Stone, Spin, Deep Roots Magazine, NYC, NY)




Brodie Kinder's sound is a unique blend of contemporary originals and diverse covers. His acoustic set is painted with the genres of folk, rock, and jazz. He will accompany Gabrielle after his short opening set.








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Mike Beck
Western Songwriter and Guitarist

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

Mike Beck is an engaging acoustic solo artist who regularly performs in the US and Europe. He is a regularly featured performer at The National Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering. Mike has six albums under his belt with original songs that have been recognized as some of the finest compositions on Western Americana out there. A seasoned performer, his songs, stories, guitar work and warm, genuine style engage audiences everywhere.

The Western Horseman magazine recently picked "The 13 Best Cowboy Songs," and included two compositions by Mike, putting him alongside other writers such as Ian Tyson, Tom Russell, Lucinda Williams, and Gene Autry. His strong command of the guitar, reminiscent of Steven Stills, has also garnered him many requests for guitar workshops at festivals.

According to Ramblin' Jack Elliot, "Mike Beck plays the guitar like a Byrd. His strings do things that mine could never do. They obey the slightest finger-touch commands like a fine Reining Horse."



Claudia Schmidt plus Teresa Jimenez
Claudia's Folk, Blues, and Jazz Idioms featuring 12 string guitar & mountain dulcimer Meet Teresa's Mystic Hispanic & American Folkloric Music

Sunday, June 22nd, 7.00pm $15/$15
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Claudia Schmidt is a Red House Records recording artist. More than 4 decades as a touring professional have found Michigan native Claudia Schmidt traversing North America as well as Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theatres, and festival stages in front of 25,000 rapt listeners. She has recorded nineteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing. http://www.claudiaschmidt.com

"Teresa Jimenez blends a mystic Hispanic sensuality into the core of American Folkloric Music"-Dr. R. Nelson, Ichthyologist. Teresa Jimenez is a singer and songwriter born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. Her recording and performance career spans the genres of opera, jazz, funk, rock, and country. Most recently she has been a member of Brooklyn alt-country band The Choir Diary. Her solo EP is named Just For Now. www.singteresa.com



Ledward Kaapana plus Fran Guidry
Hawaiian Two Time Grammy Award Winner

Wednesday, July 2nd, 7.30pm $16/$18
<21 w/parent

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Led Kaapana's mastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar, and his extraordinary baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend. He has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years. With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of Led Heads from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawaii. Recognition by his peers earned Led 4 Grammy nominations in his own right and 2 wins on slack key compilations. http://www.ledkaapana.com

Fran Guidry: Slack key guitarist http://www.kaleponi.com/




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Tami Mulcahy & Michael McNevin
Songwriters in the Round

Wednesday, July 16th, 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 San Francisco Bay Area native, Michael McNevin started his career with a six-month stint in New York City, cutting his troubadour teeth in the subways and streets of Greenwich Village. Now a veteran of the folk scene, Michael has logged close to 20 years of concerts across the U.S., and he's been a main-stager at some of the bigger music festivals around, including the Strawberry, Kerrville, High Sierra, and Philadelphia music festivals. He's been billed in clubs and halls with the likes of Johnny Cash, Shawn Colvin, Donovan, Richie Havens, Christine Lavin, Utah Phillips, and 100s of others on the songwriter circuit. He has a seasoned voice, is an accomplished steel string guitarist, and has a vivid and personal brand of storytelling. He is a past winner of the Kerrville New-folk Award in Texas, a 6-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters Association "Song Of The Year" ('91, '92, '97, '98, '05, '09), and was chosen by Performing Songwriter Magazine as a Top 12 "DIY Artist Of The Year.  www.MichaelMcNevin.com 

Fans describe Tami Mulcahy’s voice as "simply beautiful". It draws you in and the words take over. From the playful Water Me Down to the moving war tribute Lucky Forward, her new CD is story telling at it's best. Recorded in part with Grammy winning producer Enrique Gonzalez Muller, careful attention was given to organic flavorings in the vein of David Gray and Shawn Colvin. Tami is now back on the performance trail sharing her music. Her performance style has been called "personal and authentic". Wearing multiple hats in the music area, Tami also mentors young writers, teaches, is a past president of the West Coast Songwriters and recently started the South Bay House Concert meet up to foster growth of small venue music in the San Jose area. www.TamiMulcahy.com 

In this show, Tami and Michael will each do a short set, and then finish with a set swapping back and forth and accompanying each other. Both have played in this series before and Michael has played for Fiddling Cricket many times in the past



Kacey Jones with Special Guests Phil Lee and Dorian Michael
Kacey Jones is an American singer-songwriter, producer and humorist

Sunday, July 20th, 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

Kacey Jones is an American singer-songwriter, producer and humorist. http://www.kaceyjones.com

"Kacey Jones, known for her comedy albums and hanging out with Garrison Keillor at Lake Wobegon, breaks your heart on this exquisite disc ("Kacey Jones Sings Mickey Newbury"). The blues have never been bluer, or more eloquent, and her seen-it-all voice is the perfect match for Newbury's poignant world view. Jones honors a singular talent as only another singular talent could." -David Wiegand SF Chronicle.

"There's a long tradition of female musician-humorists and Kacey Jones fits right in. Bottom line: here's one Kacey who hasn't struck out." -Ralph Novak, People Magazine

Phil Lee: former Flying Burrito Brother's Sahanachie records' release is The Mighty King of Love . Lee's music is the distillation of about 30 years' worth of playing in juke joints and bars from one end of the country to the other. His songwriting is uncommonly witty and as direct as a kick in the butt. http://www.reverbnation.com/phillee

Dorian Michael : blues and folk, jazz and rock & roll guitar ace.http://dorianmichael.com




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Amee Chapman (with Patti Maxine)
Americana Singer Songwriter

Wednesday, July 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

Amee Chapman is a singer songwriter in the Americana genre, living and performing in Santa Cruz for the past 6 years. Amee refers to her brand of Americana as “Sagebrush Soul.” Inspired by the sounds of Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams and Esther Phillips, Amee has a gritty background as the daughter of prison workers. She has spent her life in Northern California and has been plucking the guitar since 5th grade. Over the past 30 years she has lived on a fishing boat in Moss Landing, a double-wide mobile home situated on a pumpkin patch, an isolated ridge on a goat farm, and now, right here in Santa Cruz with her wife and co-songwriter, Nichole.

Amee will be joined in this show by Ugly Mug favorite, Patti Maxine, for a stripped down presentation of the songs from her past CD releases. There will be harmonies, raw expression and storytelling in this rare acoustic performance.  



Rosie Flores
Texas Rockabilly Legend Whips Up the Best of Rock and Roll, Honky Tonk and Rockabilly

Thursday, July 24th, 7.30pm $10/$10
<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

Rosie Flores whips the best of rock and roll, honky tonk, early rockabilly, blues and jazz with the traditional sounds of her roots in San Antonio, TX. She took flight in Southern California, and has been a major figure in the Los Angeles, Austin, TX and Nashville music scenes – as well as Europe and Japan. Rosie's reputation as a high-octane rockabilly and country star is well established, and recent accolades have only made her musical bouquet fuller. June 2008 found Rosie onstage at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, accepting the prestigious Peabody Award for her narration of the 10-hour documentary radio show on the history of Rockabilly, Whole Lotta Shakin, produced by Lex Gillespie. Damn good songwriter, award-winning guitar player, and break yer heartstrings singer. Critical raves from prestigious publications such as the Los Angeles Times and Guitar Player magazine, an LA Weekly Music Award for Best Rockabilly Swing Artist, a 2007 cover story in the Austin Chronicle, and the proclamation of Rosie Flores Day in August 2006 by Austin Mayor Will Wynn was topped off by an induction into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 2007. She was recently voted as one of the "Top 75 Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time" by Venuszine. http://rosieflores.com




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Gaither, Kritzer, and Ucello


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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Rhan Wilson


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

More Information to Come



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




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

The Bills
Wednesday, September 10th, 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

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Last Updated: 06/25/14