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Ronstadt Generations plus Ismay
Concert Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars.
Sunday, January 8th, 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

Ronstadt Generations: Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family's musical traditions. Started by Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material. New compositions place them on the cutting edge of multiple, blended genres, stretching the boundaries of folk, blues, jazz and beyond. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. Individually and together, Stateside and across the pond, the trio's worldwide touring and recording credits include such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas, to name a few. http://almaartistbooking.com/ronstadt-generations/

Ismay : Coming from the coastal hills of Petaluma, California, Ismay represents the work of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Avery Hellman. Immersed in traditional American music since her earliest memories of her grandfather, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival founder Warren Hellman, Avery learned to sing and play by performing the music of iconic bluegrass, old time, and folk musicians such as Doc Watson, Hazel Dickens and Townes Van Zandt. Throughout the years, the vastly different sounds of Captain Beefheart, Cat Power, Elliot Smith, and Phosphorescent combined to influence Ismay's carefully constructed lyrics and melodies with an electrified sound in what could be described as ethereal folk. www.ismaymusic.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

The Quitters ( Stevie Coyle and Glenn Houston)

Saturday, January 21st, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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

The Quitters are a guitar duo, consisting of a right-side up finger picker and an upside down flat picker. More importantly they were two of the three founding members of the virtuoso string band, The Waybacks, and one was the long-time lead guitarist and co-founder of the Americana powerhouse, Houston Jones. Now they play together, on their own, hence the name, "The Quitters". They deliver a mostly acoustic celebration of flatpick and fingerstyle mastery, plus vocals, spiced with humor and serendipity.

Originally from New Jersey, Glenn Houston's (nee Pomianek) guitarist influences range from Albert King to Doc Watson, as shows in his mastery of both the acoustic and electric guitar. He has shared billing with luminaries in the folk, Americana, blues, country, rock and jazz genres far too numerous to list, and has even been a choral vocal performer with the LA Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony! After an illustrious career with several Bay Area bands, he co-founded the Waybacks in 1999 with Stevie Coyle and Chojo Jacques, leaving to pursue other directions before their first CD was made. One of those directions was co-founding the Houston Jones band, with vocalist Travis Jones, from which he retired last year.

Stevie Coyle's dad ran a radio station, his granny was a vaudeville pianist, his mother played in a mandolin orchestra, David Lindley rehearsed right next door and gave Stevie his first guitar lessons, and the first Hot Tuna album inspired him to begin fingerpicking! After degrees in Theatre and Theology he hit the road with The Royal Lichtenstein Circus, doing comedy, magic, wire-walking, sword-swallowing, and juggling. He has collaborated with Roy Zimmerman for 25 years, including folk tribute / parody band, The Foremen, and comedy duo, The Reagan Bros. In 1999 he co-founded The Waybacks and toured with them through 2007. Since then he has released his first solo CD and in 2012 opened his own high-end acoustic guitar shop, Mighty Fine Guitars, in Lafayette, CA.



Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
Steve Martin referred to the Night Drivers as “---some of the best players in bluegrass! Chris Jones' voice is there with the great masters.
Thursday, January 26th, 7.30pm $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

Whether it's in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today, and they're delivering it with a unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and broad humor that's won the loyalty of a growing number of fans across the country, from Merlefest in North Carolina to California's Huck Finn Jubilee, and around the world. Americana artist Jim Lauderdale said of Chris, “He continues to have one of the most distinctive and best voices in music, period.http://chrisjonesgrass.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Cache Valley Drifters

Saturday, January 28th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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

Cache Valley Drifters, CVD, from the Santa Barbara region were a hot bluegrass group originally, and then the original backing group for the legendary singer-songwriter, Kate Wolf, in the 70's. They are instantly recognizable by their signature driving rhythm, layered and textured ballad presentation, unique acoustic arrangements and vocalization harmony! Two of the current members have been with the group since the early 70's, Bill Griffin, mandolin, guitar and lead vocals, and Wally Barnick, bass and lead vocals. Bill produced several of Kate Wolf's albums. In the last few years he has concentrated on Hawaiian music collaborations and also being a luthier and inventing the Mandolele. Wally spent two years also playing with Bluegrass etc, and is featured on their award winning album, "Home Is Where the Heart Is". The third member of the trio, Mike Mullins (guitar, mandolin, lead vocals), joined "recently" (1993!), after playing with The Acousticats and The Phil Salazar Band. He is also their resident songwriter, and released a solo CD in 2015. CVD have 7 albums to their credit.

CVD perform a wide range of material from folk to bluegrass, The Eagles to the Grateful Dead, little known arcane delights, and originals from Mike - all with incredible harmony and superb instrumental arrangements.

After 19 years together in this tro configuration they retired from regular performing a while back, but, accepting an invitation to perform at a celebration for what would have been the late Kate Wolf's 75th birthday, the fellows will once again be together for that special event to be held in Berkeley, CA on January 27, 2017. The Ugly Mug performance is one of several rounding out the weekend.

 


Catfish Keith
Matinee Blues Hall of Fame Inductee and 2 time W.C Handy Blues Award Winner – Country Blues Showman
Sunday, January 29th, 2.00pm $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

Cutting-edge blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish's innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over. He has reinvented the guitar with great power and artistry, and brings a rare beauty and vitality to his music. Handing down the tradition, Catfish continues his lifelong journey as one of the brightest lights in acoustic blues and roots music.www.catfishkeith.com



Little Feat Guitarists and Vocalists Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett
plus Mark Mooney Trio
Friday, February 10th, 8.00pm $25/$30
<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

Little Feat Guitarists and Vocalists Paul Paul Barrère & Fred Tackett: Paul and Fred are guitar players. In fact they are the guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat. Now they have joined forces to form an acoustic duet that will quite frankly blow you away. Performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist. They first played together on the album ”Dixie Chicken“ some thirty-five years ago and since then have played together or individually on numerous recording sessions for Little Feat and countless others including Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Dionne Farris, and the Wallflowers, to name a few. http://www.paulandfred.net

Mark Mooney Trio: Singer songwriter Mark Mooney, a familiar voice from KPIG radio, delivers original Americana music with his longtime musical partners Dave Roda on percussion and Chris Weinress on bass. Mark's second album, "The Beginning of Again,” was well reviewed and was featured on NPR'sSecond Stage” nationally. Dave was a touring member of Jerry Garcia Band with Melvin Seals and Chris is well known in the island music scene, playing for years with Huna Wai. https://myspace.com/marksmooney



Miss Lonely Hearts, Hillstomp, Willy Tea Taylor
California Honky Tonk and Junkbox Blues and Songs with Brilliant Stories
Saturday, February 11th, 9.00pm $12/$12
21+ Only
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

Miss Lonely Hearts is a five-piece (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel/ fiddle, drums, upright bass) Honky Tonk band from Santa Cruz. Miss Lonely Hearts recorded their 4th full length album "Lost Highway" in the spring of 2016. In 2015 the boys went on their first USA tour and played over 150 shows in the last 2 years. They frequently tour the Pacific Northwest and recently toured with "The Devil Makes Three" incl. 2 shows in Canada. http://www.misslonelyheartsband.com

Hillstomp: The Portland Oregon junkbox blues duo is infamous for digging through the dumps and forgotten backwoods of American music, recycling traditional elements into a refreshing and distinctive brand of do-it-yourself hill country blues stomp. North Mississippi trance blues, a bit of Appalachia, and a dash of punkabilly come clanging and tumbling from assorted buckets, cans and BBQ lids, all drenched in rambunctious slide guitar. Somehow it works. Despite their homemade instruments and novel approach, Hillstomp is no novelty act. Hillstomp's memorable live performances tap into a magic that cannot be rehearsed, converting outlaws and traditionalists alike from skeptics into preachers. http://www.hillstomp.com

Willy Tea Taylor is a father, brother, and son. His remarkable ability to sing about profound subjects in a simple way makes his songs a great place to lose yourself. Much of that comes from his upbringing. Willy grew up surrounded by rolling hills and horses in the small town of Oakdale, California. Known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World” for breeding so many world champion rodeo cowboys, Oakdale is still Willy's home and the setting for many of his songs. Blackwing Music is proud to announce the release of Knuckleball Prime, the highly anticipated sophomore album from Willy Tea Taylor. Recorded in Nashville, TN, Knuckleball Prime features eleven original compositions that highlight Taylor's brilliant storytelling and heartfelt vocals.http://willyteataylor.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Rhan Wilson and Friends

Friday, February 17th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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

Coastal Prarie Band

Saturday, February 18th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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



Roy Zimmerman
Very Funny Songs from One of the World's Great Political Commentators
Sunday, February 26th, 7.00pm $18/$20
<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

Roy Zimmerman: “Without a doubt, Roy Zimmerman is among the most important political commentators of the last few decades, and in the end, it's the music that unites and disarms. With music this good and humor this insightful, there is good reason to be optimistic.”— No Depression magazine. What can one person do about racism, gun violence, climate change, income inequality, bigotry, ignorance, war and greed? “Write funny songs,” says Roy Zimmerman. Over twenty years on stages, screens and airwaves across America, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. His YouTube videos have garnered over seven million views, and he's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. http://www.royzimmerman.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Skylark and Friends

Friday, March 3rd, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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

David Francey

Tuesday, March 7th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $18adv / $20 door 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

Nina Gerber and Chris Webster

Thursday, April 6th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $18adv / $20 door 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

Four Shillings Short


Wednesday, April 19th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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: 01/01/17