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The HillBenders present The Who's Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry
The Who's great Rock Opera Presented Bluegrass Style by Tour-de-Force Pickers and Singers
Thursday, September 1st, 7.30pm $10/$10
<21 w/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

Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball” Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who's Tommy. 45 years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri's The HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. Originally composed by guitarist Pete Townshend as a rock opera that tells the story about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, including his experiences with life and the relationship with his family. The original album has sold 20 million copies and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for "historical, artistic and significant value". Meyers had been looking for the right band to pull off this high wire bluegrass approach for several decades and The HillBenders are the right band. With a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals, The HillBenders bring Pete Townshend's original vision to life in a new and exciting way. http://www.hillbenders.com

It's amazing to hear banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass, and guitar bring the same energy and vision to Tommy as The Who did with a full rock band and orchestra. http://whograss.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Ronstadt Generations
Preserving Five generations of Tradition
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

In 2013 we were fortunate enough to have three members of this famous Tucson musical family, Michael J. Ronstadt (Linda's brother), and his two sons, Michael G. and Petie, play in the Ugly Mug concert series. That concert, with its wonderful intimate vibe, received the best audience feedback of all the 100 or so shows we have had there. They were generous enough to return in 2015, and agreed to come once again in 2016. On August the 7th, 2016, Michael J. lost a short intense battle with cancer. His sons, together with friend and colleague, Alex Flores, from their larger Tucson ensemble, are continuing with this tour, which they are informally calling the "Michael J. Ronstadt Memorial Tour".

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family's musical traditions. They present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering original material and their take on all things Americana. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello (Michael J.), guitar (Petie), and saxaphone (Alex). Individually and together, Stateside and across the pond, touring and recording credits include working with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas.

Ronstadt Generations play festivals, house concerts, theaters, restaurants, and even sidewalks. They have done workshops and taught cooking classes. They try to share a little piece of their home with the world and take a little bit of the world back home with them- just as troubadours have always done. Though we cannot ever hear again, live, the beautiful tenor of Michael G, we invite you to attend this special memorial concert by his sons. http://www.ronstadtgenerations.com

"The Ronstadts preserve & redefine a century-plus family tradition, integral to the diverse tapestry of American music." -Stephanie P Ledgin, author, Discovering Folk Music




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

Carolyn Sills Combo: “A Tribute to Patsy Cline”
Saturday, September 10th, 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

The Carolyn Sills Combo of Santa Cruz, CA, is performing a Patsy Cline Tribute at Kuumbwa on Saturday, September 10th. This special event will showcase a full night of Patsy Cline’s upbeat honkytonk and country numbers such as San Antonio Rose, Walking After Midnight and Loosetalk, as well as her classic ballads like I Fall To Pieces, Crazy and She’s Got You, all sung and played with amazing authenticity by Carolyn and her ace combo. The band includes top Monterey Bay players Charlie Wallace (steel guitar), Gerard Egan (guitar) and Jerry Logan (bass).

The Carolyn Sills Combo is an Americana favorite in the Monterey Bay area, known for their original country, western, and swing. “With The Carolyn Sills Combo’s debut disc, fans of ‘proper country’ have some new heroes,” says Country Music People Magazine. Their debut record received worldwide acclaim, and they plan to release a much anticipated follow up towards the end of 2015.




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

Monica Pasqual & the Handsome Brunettes with Dear John Love Renee
Saturday, September 17th, 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

"Luminously beautiful…shimmering, spellbinding…haunting in one moment, majestic in the next” –Paul Freeman, Pop Culture Classics writing about Is Fortune a Wheel.

Best known for her work in the popular Bay Area band, Blame Sally, Monica Pasqual has also released several solo albums and is the winner of six Independent Music Awards. In 2014 Pasqual joined forces with cello-phenom, Joshua McClain who “wields his cello like a post-impressionistic brush” and Blame Sally’s fiery percussionist and vocalist, Pam Delgado. Together they create a big, emotionally complex sound, rich in dynamics and moving easily from quiet fragility to unrestrained propulsion. In spring of 2016, Monica Pasqual and the Handsome Brunettes released their first album, Is Fortune a Wheel.



Corky Siegel & James Lee Stanley
Two very fiery, funny, entertaining and legendary music masters come together from Chicago and LA
Sunday, September 18th, 7.00pm $15/$15
<21 w/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

Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the world's great blues harmonica players,and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader and author. Corky's professional music career began when he founded the now legendary Siegel-Schwall Band in Chicago in 1964 with guitarist Jim Schwall. The group was a major component of the young generation of white blues artists—also including Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite, Harvey Mandel, Nick Gravenites and Michael Bloomfield—who learned the historic Chicago blues style at the feet and hands of such towering figures as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy and Sam Lay. Corky is the only Blues artist on exclusive classical label, Deutsche Grammophon, and on premier Blues label, Alligator Records. http://www.corkymusic.com

Wry humor, fiery piano playing, and superb harmonica captivated the crowd.” - Kansas City Star

James Lee Stanley's remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each recorded with a finely crafted with guitar orchestrations that enhance the lyric. But a whole new dimension is added when James Lee performs live. These incredible songs, coupled with his outrageously hilarious repartee, make for an evening of hilarity and tenderness and one of the most entertaining concerts on the circuit. http://jamesleestanley.com/

"It is simple, really. With James Lee you get great songs, great guitar playing, great voice and a gifted comedian as well. You are in for a very entertaining evening.Village Voice Artist



Matt Flinner Trio with Joe Craven
Imagine what fireworks are going to go off when these acoustic super pickers get together
Wednesday, September 21st, 7.30pm $12/$15
<21 w/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

Matt Flinner Trio: Mandolinist Matt Flinner, guitarist Ross Martin and bassist Eric Thorin cover a wide variety of musical styles—all with the common ground of American roots music. Bluegrass, jazz and old-time music are all present here in their ways, along with a dose of classical chamber music composition and arrangement, as the members all draw from their wide array of musical loves, experiences and influences. These influences boil down into the trio's own organic sound of New Acoustic / Modern String Band music. Whatever label you put on it, it is guaranteed to be fresh and original, and definitely something you've never quite heard before. http://www.mattflinner.com/trio/

Joe Craven: Joe has made music with many folks – notably The David Grisman Quintet, violinist Stephane Grappelli and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia – to multi-whirled string guy David Lindley and seven years recording and touring with banjo fusionist Alison Brown. http://joecraven.comHis music combines so many diverse elements that it is practically its own genre.

Audiophile Review: Joe is a musical madman with anything that has strings attached; violin, mandolin, tin can, bedpan, cookie tin, tenor guitar/banjo, mouth bow, canjoe and so much more.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Dulcie Taylor Trio
Roots, Country, Americana
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

Dulcie Taylor, born and raised in South Carolina, is happy to be a California resident now (central coast). She plays guitar, harmonica and dulcimer, and is a roots/country singer songwriter. She has 5 CD's on the Mesa Bluemoon label and two of her songs have reached #1 on Amazon for Americana and have over half a million YouTube views. Over 15 years she has shared the stage with many well-known artists (Guy Clarke, John Gorka, Kathy Mattea) and has played at Kerrville and the Kennedy Center. In this show she will appear in trio form with her guitarist and a percussionist. https://www.ducietaylor.com

"Makes a mesmerizing Impression" - Barnes and Noble

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Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Doo-Wop
Sunday, September 25th, 2:00pm $10/$10
21 and over
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

Big Sandy in his own words: Twenty-five years, fourteen albums & hundreds of thousands of miles. What a dream it's been. When I first got together for a garage rehearsal with a group of musician friends in the spring of 1988 in Anaheim, California, I never dreamed that I would someday be celebrating the silver anniversary of the rocking little bandthat formed that afternoon. Yet here I am, looking back over a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times, that has put us in front of national television audiences, and - most importantly - that has given me the opportunity to play the music that I grew up having such a passion for - Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Honky-Tonk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Doo-Wop and now with the release of our new all-acoustic album What A Dream It's Been, even a touch of Jamaican Rocksteady. Putting together the new record for Cow Island Music has brought back a flood of memories; we went through our entire catalogue of LP's, picked out some of our favorite original numbers, and gave them fresh new arrangements, rhythms, and instrumentations. In many ways , it was our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now, while looking forward towards new musical horizons. www.bigsandy.net



Wake The Dead
Celtic & Acoustic Take on The Grateful Dead, now embracing the entire Summer Of Love
Friday, September 30th, 8.00pm $15/$15
21 and over
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

The World's First Celtic All-Star Grateful Dead Jam Band. After 16 years of solid success blending Celtic traditional music and the songs of the Grateful Dead, this hot Northern California septet now embraces the entire Summer of Love, delighting Deadheads, folkies, rockers, and adventurous music lovers alike around the world. Wake the Dead are Maureen Brennan, Sylvia Herold, Danny Carnahan, Brian Rice, Cindy Brown, Kevi Carr, Paul Kotapish. They will be celebrating their long awaited forth CD, Deal http://www.wakethedead.org




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 and Adam Franklin

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.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Michael Mullen, Trio of One

Saturday, November 19th, 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: 08/29/16