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Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Tom Faia and The Juice
Singer Songwriter in a Band Setting

Wednesday, September 3rd, 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

Tom Faia became known, long ago, in Nashville and LA for his clever and infectious music. As a solo artist and songwriter with A&M Records, Tom wrote songs recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Barbara Mandrell and rock legend Dobie Gray.

Today Tom is back home on the Monterey Peninsula, still writing classic feel-good tunes, and will be releasing his highly anticipated fourth album this summer. Tom's currently playing solo acoustic shows as well as shows with his band, The Juice, which includes Dave Evert on guitar, Scott Rudoni on bass, Michael Brautovich on sax and Bill Kucher on drums. Tom will be bringing most if not all of the band with him for the Ugly Mug show. It should be rockin' good time and we are told that dancing is approved of!

My partner-in-crime for the Ugly Mug Acoustic Wednesday shows, Marky Starks, also does some duo singing with Tom and may sit in for one or two tunes in the show.




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

The Bills
An Acoustic Roots Powerhouse from Canada

(Ray Bonneville opens)
Wednesday, September 10th, 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

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

Ray Bonneville, who is both a Canadian and US Citizen, currently resides in Austin Texas. He bills himself as a singer-songwriter in the acoustic blues vein, but he performs as a one-man band, adding groove driven guitar, rack harmonica, and foot percussion to his live performance. He is a former JUNO winner and tours extensively in Europe and has about 8 CDs to his name.



Eliza Gilkyson & Nina Gerber
Eliza was Inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame Alongside Legends Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith

Tuesday, September 16th, 7.30pm $22/$25
Over 21 Only

FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL

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

Eliza Gilkyson is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in Roots, Folk and Americana circles. The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, she entered the music world as a teenager, recording demos for her father. Since then she has released 19 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash. She has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, Etown, Sirius/XM, Air America Radio and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside legends Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith, received a Grammy nomination for her 2006 CD “Paradise Hotel”, and is an ongoing winner of the Austin Chronicle's various music awards, as well as the Folk Alliance Best Artist, Best Songwriter and Record of the Year. http://elizagilkyson.com

Nina Gerber : "Nina's guitar style is wide and brave. As she glides thru this record project, she uses each of her guitars as if it's the one she was born to play. Acoustic or electric, she sounds beautiful, smokey, precise, full of the licks you love to hear---" Herb Pedersen . http://www.ninagerber.com




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Amber Lynn Nicol
Blues, Rock and Country Influenced Singer-Songwriter

Wednesday, September 17th, 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

Amber Lynn Nicol, based in St Petersburg, Florida, is a 27 year old songwriter and originally classically trained vocalist, who has a love of blues, rock and country. After initially touring with a rock band as the bass player and back up vocalist, Amber cut her first CD in 2011 and has just released her third, which was funded by her fans through Kickstarter. She is already an old-hand at touring, having played 130 clubs, festivals, and radio stations in 2013, and is currently touring in support of the new CD. http://www.amberlynnnicol.com

Gary Brewster, local musician and a regular supporter of the Ugly Mug Wednesday Acoustic Series, will back up Lynn on guitar.




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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




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

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

More information to come.




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore / Nina Gerber and Chris Webster

Wednesday, 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

More Information to Come




Food, Beer, and Coffee Available!

Sharon Allen
(singer-songwriter, folk, covers and 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

More information to come.




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

More information to come.




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Last Updated: 09/07/14