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April 2015




Muriel Anderson
Plus Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice

Wednesday, August 19th, 7.30pm $16/$19
Over 21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

One of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. An engaging performer, her obvious joy of music, humor, and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide. She has recorded with country legend Chet Atkins, performed in New York with Les Paul, across the globe solo, in ensemble and with orchestras. She is host and founder of Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night®, the premiere live music event for over 20 years at the semi-annual NAMM music trade shows, and also the founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity.  She is a prolific composer of music on guitar and harp guitar. Her new double CD Nightlight Daylight has won ten national awards. http://murielanderson.coms

“Muriel Anderson is a good friend and a great guitarist.  She deserves national recognition.” - Chet Atkins

Just one hell of a great player -- a great personality and what I like is the touch that Muriel has on the guitar, the way she plays it like we all wish to play.- Les Paul

Steve Palazzo & Charlie Rice:  Superpicking and singing



Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Michael McNevin

with Patrick McClellan and guest Juliet Gobert  

Singer-Songwriter

Friday, August 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

Michael McNevin is a veteran troubadour of the folk scene, having logged nearly 20 years of concerts across the U.S. and has been a main stager at the Strawberry, Kerrville, and Philadelphia folk festivals.. He has a unique voice, is an accomplished guitarist, and, above all, is known for his vivid brand of storytelling in his lyrics. He is a past winner of the Kerrville New-folk award in Texas, and a 5-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters Association Song of The Year. He has 6 CDs. Five tracks from this were heard in Weekend King, an indie film shot in Niles, where Michael grew up and currently lives. He also had a cameo role as a lovesick bartender who sings in the corner between drinks. Michael is also an Etch-a-Sketch artist of renown, delighting and dumbfounding audiences with his song illustrations on the little red toy, and also giving art gallery shows! He runs the tiny and unique Mudpuddle music shop in downtown Niles, where he also hosts jams and concerts. In this show Michael will be accompanied by Patrick McClellan on double bass, harmonica, and harmony vocals. www.michaelmcnevin.com


Michael is one of folk music’s best kept secrets. His voice is hypnotic, his guitar playing superb...” ~ Christine Lavin


Michael would like to introduce Juliet Gobert, from Nevada City, to the Ugly Mug audience. Juliet has played with many well-known musicians on many stages since the early 90’s. Her music is sometimes described as “back porch Americana”. She will sit in for some songs with Michael and Patrick, and/or do a short opening set. www.reverbnation.com/julietgobert

Michael McNevin


Joe Craven & The Sometimers
Featuring Bruce MacMillan and Jonathan Stoyanoff
Sunday, August 23rd, 7.00pm $12/$15
Over 21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

Joe Craven has found a couple of hot young pickers worthy of his chops: wild man bassist Jonathan Stoyanoff and Bruce McMillan - dazzling with crafty dobro, acoustic guitar pickin' and angelic voice With Joe's wildly eclectic musicality, the sonic possibilities are unlimited. I just saw this new trio's new show-  WoW!” -  PBS Television Producer Peter Berkow.

"Joe Craven and The Sometimers" featuring Bruce MacMillan and Jonathan Stoyanoff, adhere to a “no genre left behind” policy of music making while leaping from a springboard of Americana. They perform impressively credentialed and possess poetic license to operate heavy machinery. Their analog/power tool box includes both upright and electric bass, various guitars, Dobro, lap steel, mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, more cowbell and who knows what else. This new NorCal roots music trio is celebration for a new framework of POP music, as in "Pursuit of Possibility" music. Give 'em a listen and you just might do a little dance while you're at it!  “Joe Craven is magical” – San Francisco Chronicle

http://joecraven.com/projects/



Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Jennings and Keller

Jay Howlett and Rolfe Wyer open

Folk, Americana, Originals

Saturday, August 29th, 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

Jennings and Keller are Laurie Jennings Oudin and Dana Keller, an acoustic duo based out of Miami, FL. They bring a wealth of experience to their collaboration, from the Broadway musicals of New York to the honkytonks of West Texas. They released their third CD, Mirror with a Memory a couple of years ago and are currently on their annual many month cross-country tour, including extensive time up and down the West Coast.  A former Shakespearean actress, Laurie has been a singer and songwriter for many years and was also the proprietress of The Main Street Café, a haven for acoustic music known and loved by musicians throughout the country.. Dana Keller is a veteran pedal steel, dobro, and guitar player who has spent years performing on stage or in the studio with such luminaries as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Stevie Wonder, to name just a few. They are visiting us for the 3rd time. www.jenningsandkeller.com

"… a lovely and enticing 12-song set that spotlights both their songwriting prowess and supple skillful delivery" - Palm Beach New Times


Jay Howlett and Rolfe Wyer, members of Blah Blah Woof Woof, long time stalwarts of Bay Area folk and songwriting (Jay has 4 solo CD’s to his name), are also no strangers to our stage and we are delighted to welcome them back to open for J and K. www.jayhowlett.com

Jennings and Keller


David Holodiloff plus The Crooked Branches Band
Together they are a two band roots music festival regaling with Bluegrass, Gypsy, Jazz, World, Jam Band, Soul, Rock, Country and more

Sunday, August 30th, 7.00pm $10/$10
Over 21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

Dave Holodiloff is bringing the 6 piece acoustic ensemble to Don Quixote's for a night of high energy quality entertainment. Blending diverse genres such as Bluegrass, Gypsy, Jazz, World, Jam Band, and more. Dave Holodiloff sextet features a unique and surprisingly fun fusion of modern and traditional elements that will delight fans young and old. The band will be playing songs off of Dave's latest original CD featuring flute, stand up bass, guitar, banjo, saxophone, clarinet, fiddle, piano, mandolin, and vocals. Don't miss this opportunity to see the Dave Holodiloff sextet at a great venue. www.daveholodiloff.com

Crooked Branches plays original music with lyrical influences ranging from soul to roots rock and country. Their songs exhibit a blend of styles from their current home in the Santa Cruz Mountains and former homes in the Midwest, Southern states and Latin America. www.crookedbranchesband.com



Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

Carolyn Sills Combo – A Tribute To Patsy Cline

Sunday, September 11th, 7:30pm General Admission $25, Gold Circle $35, tickets $4 more on day-of-show
AT THE KUUMBWA

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

Carolyn Sills, along with her husband Gerard Egan, mix American musical styles. The cowboy-loving duo have attracted top Monterey Bay area players for their combo, featuring Charlie Joe Wallace on triple neck steel guitar, Jimmy Norris on drums and Sunshine Jackson on harmony vocals and percussion. Sills and Egan are heavily influenced by spaghetti western films as well as their vinyl record collection, citing a wide range of influences from Bob Wills, Patsy Cline, Merle Travis, and Les Paul & Mary Ford. Word of their authentic live show is spreading quickly throughout Northern California, chock full of three part vocal harmonies, dueling guitar and steel instrumentals and tight arrangements of their own distinct brand of Americana. www.carolynsills.com

This is real, swinging, juke box music,” says Sills. “We’re tipping our hats to the music that made us want to play, and hoping our original takes on these classic styles will keep the genres moving forward.”




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Dan Walsh

Banjo from the UK

Saturday, September 12th, 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





Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

The Bills

An Acoustic Roots Powerhouse (so Canadian, so polite!)
Friday, September 18th, 7:30pm General Admission $25, Gold Circle $40, tickets $4 more on day-of-show
AT THE KUUMBWA

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

The Bills

Fiddling Cricket’s favorite large group is back at Kuumbwa, following up on their stellar virgin performance there last September! 

From the beautiful West Coast of Canada comes this extraordinary quintet, The Bills, renowned among fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, 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 supergroup.

The Bills' live shows are legendary for their exuberance, power, virtuosity and sheer entertainment. You'll hear the influences of American roots, folk, rock, maritime fiddle, bluegrass, Cajun, Romany and Brazilian choro traditions. You'll also hear traces of Chopin, Stan Rogers and Django Reinhardt. Their recorded work carries all the same traits: they've been recognized through two JUNO nominations (the Canadian Grammy), two Western Canadian Music Awards and countless positive media and fan reviews. For those who do not know The Bills music, they have a fine and representative set of videos at http://thebills.ca

Their latest is Yes Please. So Canadian, so polite!


"Their sound is panoramic, mischievous, fiercely unpretentious - and musically splendid" - Boston Globe




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Colleen Raney

Celtic

Saturday, September 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





Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

  Marc Atkinson Trio

Gypsy Jazz

Wednesday, September 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

MORE INFORMATION TO COME





Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen

Songwriting Duo

Friday, 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 2015

Brad Colerick

Singer - Songwriter

Thursday, October 29th, 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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