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Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

The Bills
Friday, July 1st, 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

Come Celebrate Canada Day With Some Of The Best Canadian Musicians Around!With two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts, expect the musical magic you’ve come to love from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, 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 super-group, and their combined creative studio talent and explosive live shows have made them legendary folk/roots entertainers. Whether spinning on your recorded playlist, entertaining an intimate theatre audience or rocking a festival crowd of 10,000, these five gifted multi-instrumentalists are masters at somehow leaving listeners breathless and revitalized all at once. http://thebills.ca/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Freebo, with Janni Littlepage
Singer-songwriter and former bassist with Bonnie Raitt; contemporary folk/pop singer
Friday, 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

Freebo is a folk, rock and blues icon with over 40 years of recording and touring experience with many of the great artists of our time (Bonnie Raitt 10 years, Maria Muldaur, John Mayall, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, Neil Young). He is also a gifted singer-songwriter, having won many songwriting contests. Freebo was recognized as 'Best Folk Artist 2007' by the Los Angeles Music Awards, and has appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Muppet Show, The Midnight Special, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap. His compassionate concern for the world and people around him, as evidenced both in his lyrics and his open stage banter, has helped him connect with listeners worldwide.

"Freebo's intimate and go-down-easy personable vocals tie in light-hearted fare, social commentary and spiritual quest with love-sweet-love, and make it sound seamless." - Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville

Janni Littlepage's career as a vocalist, songwriter, musician and performer has brought her the good fortune of working with many notable musicians, producers, composers and recording artists, such as Kenny Edwards, Jimmy Messina, and Kenny Loggins. Her new album, titled Strange Angels and her songs may best be described as melodic narratives of many journeys toward renewal & awakening. Janni lives in Carmel Valley.

Janni and Freebo are cutting a CD together and in this show will perform material from it, as well as each covering some of their individual material.




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions

Chuck Brodsky w/ Sherry Austin & Patti Maxine
Friday, July 22nd, 7:30 General Admission $25, Gold Circle $32
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

Chuck Brodsky is a storyteller, songwriter, troubadour, and a modern day bard. With only his acoustic guitar and his voice he’ll draw you in with genuine, down-to-earth warmth and his quirky, finely crafted songs. Using wit and irony, set to haunting melodies, he tells the stories of oddball and underdog characters through his syncopated guitar strumming or sweet finger-picking. His songs celebrate the goodness in people—the eccentric, holy, profound, courageous, inspiring, and the beautiful. They poke fun at what needs to be poked, and sometimes they challenge. They’re sworn to tell the truth.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, a very young Chuck fell in love with the piano. Despite taking lessons, he still managed to teach himself how to play. Years later, on his first day of university orientation, he saw two guys playing guitars. He soon got one of his own, transferred out of the university and into the school of life. Influenced by Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Lowell George, John Hartford, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Greg Brown, The Rolling Stones, and Nic Jones, Chuck started writing songs in a style that is very much his own, yet pays homage to the traditions

Sherry Austin and Patti Maxine make up two-fifths of the popular musical powerhouse, Sherry Austin & Henhouse. For this show, they’re venturing from the coop as a duo.
A passion for making music can thrive so secretly inside us that we don’t even realize it. The kind of passion one doesn’t have to practice yet the music grows on its own, finally insisting to find its outlet. That is just what happened for Sherry Austin. The stories and songs long tucked away have emerged fully composed in her first two CDs. She’s a natural born songwriter and singer with a recently bloomed music career. Like a rare blossom, admirers find the beautiful experience of her music well worth the wait.

Lap steel virtuoso Patti Maxine is one of the hardest working musicians in Santa Cruz, California. A session player in constant demand, Patti plays most nights of the week. A musical Swiss army knife, she handles a wide variety of styles with ease, sliding gracefully from Hawaiian to swing, from R&B and rock, from blues to jazz and back again.



Hot Club of Baltimore w/Alexis Tantau plus The Jimmy Grant Ensemble
Concert An East Coast/ West Coast coming together of premier bands celebrating the music of the great Django Reinhardt
Sunday, July 24th, 7.00pm $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

Hot Club of Baltimore is a world-class ensemble specializing in the early Jazz of the 1930's and 40's with particular emphasis on the music and style of French guitarist Django Reinhardt. The band is led by acclaimed guitarist Michael Joseph Harris and features the captivating Alexis Tantau on vocals in both French and English. http://www.facebook.com/HotClubBaltimore/

The Jimmy Grant Ensemble performs primarily in the style of Django Reinhardt, infusing swing era pieces, original work, and traditional gypsy tunes with the jazz guitar pioneer's crunchy rhythms and hot harmonies. Jimmy Grant was recently a finalist in the John Lennon songwriting competition for his original song “Insomnia,” and also had an interview with Guitar World for his 5 in 5 project, in which he wrote five different songs in five days. His style synthesizes a rich blend of Russian folk, bluegrass, Celtic and classical music while remaining true to Django's innovative guitar technique. The Jimmy Grant Ensemble will bring together two guitars, bass, and violin in an intimate yet energy-charged performance. http://www.jimmygrant.net




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

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

Friday, July 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

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 three times before with lots of fun and lots of nostalgia! In all three shows a talented younger generation have opened, as they will here: John's son, Devin Begley, and George's daughter, Alexa Christos Cordova.



Jerry Garcia Birthday Bluegrass Bash with Dave Holodiloff Bluegrass Band
A broad, danceable selection of songs and hot jams spanning Jerry Garcia's career with "The Grateful Dead", "Old and In The Way", and more
Monday, August 1st, 7.30pm $12/$15
21 and over 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

Dave Holodiloff is bringing the bluegrass band to Don Quixote's for his 7th Annual Jerry Garcia Bluegrass Birthday Bash Tribute Concert. The evening will feature a broad and danceable selection of songs (and acoustic jams) spanning Jerry Garcia's career with The Grateful Dead, Old and In The Way, and more. Get ready to ride that train with Casey Jones all the way to Bluegrass country! Driven by Dave's high-energy mandolin and accompanied by a smoking hot string band, this annual tradition is sure to delight both "dead-icated" fans of Jerry Garcia and lovers of quality acoustic entertainment. Don't miss this once-a-year magical night of festive celebration and Bluegrass tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time! The band will be rocking the night away with two great sets, so get ready to party. Dave Holodiloff's "Grateful Dead Bluegrass Tribute" album will be available at the show. The CD features inventive arrangements of classic Grateful Dead favorites like Friend Of The Devil and Scarlet Begonias interspersed with original improvisations and even an acoustic Old-Timey psychedelic space jam on the more obscure "Mountains of the Moon". http://daveholodiloff.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Steve Key and Dorian Michael Outstanding Singer-Songwriter / Ace Guitarist

Wednesday, August 17th, 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

Steve Key and Dorian Michael have both played in our music series at the Mug before, but this is the first time they'll share the stage there. Enjoy an evening of ballads, blues, story songs, hot guitar licks, and spontaneous jams.

Steve Key is a singer-songwriter, best known for Record Time (33, 45, 78), recorded by country star Kathy Mattea. He toured frequently in the early '90s, played the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Canadian folk festivals at Winnipeg and Owen Sound, and three times on the main stage of the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. Since 2006, Steve has lived on California's Central Coast. He was featured at the Live Oak Music Festival in 2014. He produces a live music series called Songwriters At Play. www.stevekey.com

Dorian Michael is an ace guitarist, versatile in many genres, from solo fingerstyle originals to ensembles doing blues, folk, jazz, and rock. He's a man of many bands including the Mystery Trees, The Cinders Blues Band, and The CC Riders. He loves to play lead guitar and sideman for many artists such as Kacey Jones, Irene Cathaway, and Nicole Stromsoe. He also sings, blues style. www.dorianmichael.com

Dorian and Steve have performed together at wineries, festivals, and nightclubs. Recently they recorded seven Key originals, which you can stream at http://stevekey.com/music-group-26.html



Dave Holodiloff Band
For fans of Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Folk & more the music will both delight and surprise
Wednesday, August 24th, 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

Dave Holodiloff is a mandolin player, vocalist, composer, and band leader known for his inventive arrangements, expressive musicianship and ability to inspire partnerships with amazing musicians. The Dave Holodiloff Band is an original acoustic adventure that is equal parts jam and jazz, string band and symphony. A fantastic fusion of fun and sophistication, the music blends symphonic, traditional acoustic, and improvisatory elements to create a sound that is pure excitement. For fans of Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Folk, or Funk, the music will both delight and surprise. Dave and his smokin' band are a veritable acoustic music festival. http://daveholodiloff.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Rod MacDonald & Jim Bruno
Two powerful singer-songwriters


Wednesday, August 31st, 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

Rod MacDonald was born in Connecticut and rose to prominence in NYC's Greenwich Village in the 1980s, where he was a frequent headlining artist in clubs and also co-founded the Greenwich Village Folk Festival. With 11 albums to his name and 100 performances annually throughout N America and Europe, he continues to please audiences with his passionate singing and thought-provoking writing. His songs have been recorded by Shawn Colvin, Jonathan Edwards, Dave Van Ronk, Happy Traum, Garnet Rogers and numerous other singers. His latest CD, Later That Night, reached #3 nationally on the Roots Music Folk charts in February 2015, with the song Raven at #1. In December 2014 MacDonald published his first novel, The Open Mike. Now living in south Florida, he's been named one of "Ten Greatest South Florida Folksingers of All Time" by New Times. http://www.rodmacdonald.net

"His personal commitment to communicating events that have affected and shaped our world's societies....Rod's songs will stay in your heart and mind"- Labyrinth Café, Fort Lauderdale

Jim Bruno is a professional San Francisco Bay Area based songwriter (Jim Bruno Music), who currently teaches courses in Songwriting at Foothill College in Los Altos Hill, and at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. He also has song publishing agreements with several publishing groups. Songs he has written and co-written have been recorded by Shawn Colvin, Cliff Eberhardt, and several other national performers. As a performing songwriter he has appeared at the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, the San Francisco Folk Festival, the Udine Folk Festival in Udine, Italy and has toured many times in Europe. He also played bass, guitar and sang in the Shawn Colvin Band and often performed with Shawn as a duet. www.Jimbrunomusic.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Ronstadt Generations

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

More information to come.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Dulcie Taylor

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

More information to come.




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: 07/27/16