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April 2015




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Michael Shay Trio - from Ecuador
Classically trained globe trotter (born in Austin Tx)

Wednesday, July 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

What happens when three bluegrass, jazz, and classical musicians play Texas folk and alt country with south American influences? Michael Shay’s remarkable trio, based in Quito, Ecuador shouldn’t be missed! His lush baritone voice and guitar, fellow Texan Ryan Hagler’s upright bass and harmony vocals, and French guitarist, Donald Regnier (resonator and slide guitar) combine for an unforgettable repertoire.

Shay’s songwriting recalls his earliest influences: Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, Dylan and the Dead.  Born in Austin, he has performed and taught in Europe, North Africa, and North and South America for 20 years. 7 previous releases, spanning Balkan, rock, folk, swing, country tango, Latin and classical ( he’s a cello player) have led to his latest release Decadence:  10 Years of Music: 2002 – 2012 showcasing his diversity. The current West Coast tour is in support of this new release.

www.michaelshay.com

Michael Shay


Matt Flinner, Sam Bevan, Scott Nygaard
Acoustic Jazz, Bluegrass, Spacegrass, Psychograss, Super Grass

Monday, July 13th, 7.30pm $15/$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

Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Starting out as a banjo prodigy who was playing bluegrass festivals before he entered his teens, Flinner later took up the mandolin, won the National Banjo Competition in Winfield, KS in 1990, and won the mandolin award there the following year. Matt is now widely considered one of the hottest and most creative mandolin players on the acoustic scene.  http://www.mattflinner.com

Scott Nygaard is one of the most inventive and original guitarists in the bluegrass/acoustic music scene. His solos, a seamless amalgam of bluegrass, folk, and jazz influences, shift easily from breathtaking virtuosity to soulful melodic musings.  "a phenomenally talented stylist"— Downbeat.   http://www.scottnygaard.com

Sam Bevan has played bass throughout his professional life, Sam has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of artists including: David Grisman, Roswell Rudd, Joshua Redman, Kenny Washington, Stacey Kent, Jim Kweskin, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, Meklit Hadero, Joe Craven and so many more.  He is beyond hot. http://www.sambevan.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

"Those Guys" (George Christos and John Begley)
Oldies Pop, Americana, folk, country, blues, plus originals

Wednesday, July 18th, 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

George Christos and John Begley have been performing as "Those Guys" in the Santa Cruz area for more than 30 years. They cover a blend of pop, folk, country and blues from the 60's and 70's, with lots of tight vocal harmonies backed by guitars and mandolin. George also adds his original songs and John plays a variety of original instrumentals for solo guitar.

George’s original songs are vivid stories of life experiences and observations. John’s original instrumentals range from slow ballads to lively Celtic and Latin, carrying a strong melody line. They also enjoy seeing the audience join in with well-known cover material.

George and John have played in our series twice before with lots of fun and lots of nostalgia!





Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Cosy Sheridan
Wickedly Funny Singer-Songwriter

Wednesday, July 22nd, 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

From Carnegie Hall to the Dr. Demento Show and almost everything between are stops along the way for Cosy Sheridan and her music. She has garnered top honors from some of the most prestigious song writing contests: The Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk award, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour Award and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Songwriting Showcase Award. Trained in voice at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, she is also an excellent fingerstyle guitarist. She travels with her yoga mat, but without her gallbladder. She is compassionate, very sharp, and will talk about anything on stage. She may sing songs about body piercing, a more user-friendly Barbie Doll, the loneliness of an elderly neighbor, or how small and humble things in life can sew your heart back together. One way or another she will make you cry. Cosy has CD’s in double figures to her name.

We are delighted to have her return to our intimate space.

Sheridan remains the unapologetic voice of our conscience” - Album Networks
...a keen and wicked eye for the excesses of our fast-food, TV-happy and noisome culture” - Boston Globe

www.cosysheridan.com

Cosy Sheridan


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


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

Jennings and Keller
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


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



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





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

Saturday, October 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

MORE INFORMATION TO COME





Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Brad Collerick

Singer - Songwriter

Thursday, October 22nd, 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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