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Edge of the West plays the music of Gram Parsons
Thursday, August 22nd, 7:30pm $10/$10
21 and over
PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS - FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Gram Parsons: Honky tonkin' jam band Edge of the West plays a special tribute show to their musical hero Gram Parsons. Gram Parsons was enormously influential in both country and rock music, being one of the first to blend the two to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other. His work with The Byrds, with the Flying Burrito Brothers, his solo records and classic duet singing with his young protégé Emmylou Harris have proven to be seminal and lasting influences in the evolution of Country, Rock, Alt-Country and Americana. Parsons died of a heroin overdose in 1973 at the age of 27 and was cremated by his "road mangler" Phil Kauffman in Joshua Tree National Park as per his last wishes. While not achieving mainstream stardom during his lifetime, Gram's legend his lived on to inspire millions and the echoes of his sounds are still heard today. As his friend Keith Richards wrote, "This is why we're talking about him now."

Edge of The West: Musical adventurers Edge Of The West have been steadily touring the Western US, Alaska and Hawaii since 2016, exploring the deep American outback, exciting audiences and rocking their Americana-outlaw hippie jamband blend of originals and rootsy covers. Their energetic and danceable sound appeals to a wide variety of music fans, lighting up rooms and festival grounds. The four singers and writers in the group bring a bounty of songs of their own plus a deep repertoire of covers in many genres. Their eponymous first record was released in Spring 2016 with the next one in process for release later this year. Featuring known musicians who've also played with the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Todd Snider, Johnny Paycheck, Cake, David Nelson Band, Great American Taxi, Lacy J Dalton and more, Edge Of The West brings some serious cred, history, family ties and deep musical roots to the table. And they know how to show ‘em a good time. That's what they do. http://www.edgeofthewest.band www.edgeofthewest.band




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Jennings and Keller
Marky Starks opens - Folk, Americana, Originals
Saturday, August 31st 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $18 adv / $20 door
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 for reservations or more information.

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 4th CD, You can't Go Home Again 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, and Stevie Wonder. They have visited us several time before, but not since 2015, so it is nice to have them return. http://www.jenningsandkeller.com/index.php

Our own Marky Starks, local singer songwriter will open with a few of her songs and maybe join Laurie on one or two.

"Stunning Voice, smart lyrics, great musicianship" - Susan Moss, Labyrinth Cafe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL



Led Kaapana with Fran Guidry
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Vocal & Ukulele Master, and Grammy Award Winner
Led and Fran are celebrating a new album: Kaliponi to Kalapana

Tuesday, September 3rd, 7:30pm $17/$20
<21 w/parent
PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS - FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Led Kaapana's mastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar, and his extraordinary baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend. He has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years. With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of Led Heads from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawaii. Recognition by his peers earned Led 4 Grammy nominations in his own right and 2 wins on slack key compilations. Like so many Hawaiians, Led grew up in a musical family. In the tiny black sand bay village of Kalapana, there were few distractions. "We didn't have electricity, no television, not even much radio," says Led. "So we entertained ourselves. You could go to any house and everybody was playing music." Often everybody was playing music at a backyard party, many of which lasted for days. "People played in shifts, taking over when somebody went to sleep," Led recalls. "You'd fall asleep to the music, wake up and the music was still playing. That was the best alarm clock I ever had!" https://ledkaapana.com

Fran Guidry's CD called Kaleponi, is all solo acoustic slack key instrumentals, mostly traditional pieces, with a few choice originals. Fran will accompany Led for an unforgettable evening of Hawaiian music and more. http://www.kaleponi.com



Anthony Arya Plus Preacher Boy
An afternoon of Roots, Blues, and Americana story songs
Sunday, September 8th, 2:00pm $10/$10
<21 w/parent
PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS - FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

You're invited to experience an afternoon of world-class Americana and Blues storytelling as the young singer-songwriter phenom Anthony Arya-riding ever higher in the wake of his star turn on THE VOICE-welcomes veteran songwriter and alt-bluesman Preacher Boy for a matinee performance sure to be loaded with slide-guitar driven, blues-powered songs and stories.

Santa Cruz teenager Anthony Arya is often described as an old soul - his original tunes appeal to all ages. His roots as a jazz guitarist shape the melodies combined with his broad musical influences spanning from the swinging jazz of the twenties to the bluesy rock of the sixties. His voice - a unique tone with a natural rasp - makes for captivating performances. Shortly after Arya appeared on national TV on Season 15 of NBC's The Voice, he released his debut album, Going To California. His songs are frequently played on KPIG radio. Now, Arya has a fast growing fan base who love everything about his live performances and are streaming his music. Fans say you're likely to walk away humming one of his tunes for days after a performance. http://www.anthonyarya.com

Preacher Boy is a pioneering Modern Blues and Americana artist who arrived on the scene with a career-making performance at The San Francisco Blues Festival in 1995-the San Francisco Examiner wrote that, "Those who arrived late may have missed what could well have been the top act on the entire bill next to John Lee Hooker himself." More than two decades later, Preacher Boy continues to deliver his raw, powerful brand of the blues. Of his most recent release, 2018's The Rumble Strip (Coast Road Records), Rev. Keith A. Gordon wrote that, "Simply put, Preacher Boy's performances on The Rumble Strip leave nothing but scorched earth in their wake." http://ww.preacherboy.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Sherry Austin, with Patti Maxine
Americana Covers and Originals
Friday, September 13th 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $18 adv / $20 door
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 for reservations or more information.

Local Soquel area resident, Sherry Austin, has played many times in the Ugly Mug series. Her material is pure Americana - a mixture of classic folk, country-folk, and folk-rock, and she sings only where it's comfortable - no screaming or stretching. Her compositions, and the covers she chooses, show off her warm contralto voice, fully engaging the audience with her lyrical skills and clarity of delivery. Sherry is, of course, a huge Kate Wolf fan, performing much of Kate's material and being regularly invited to perform at the Kate Wolf Festival. Her CD, Love Still Remains, is a collection of Kate Wolf songs. In this show she will be accompanied by Patti Maxine, Queen of Steel, playing steel and acoustic guitars and singing a few herself. http://www.sherry-austin.com

"In her unassuming way, she is a much bigger talent than she gives herself credit for" - Brad Kava, SJ Mercury News



Tony Furtado Band
He has his black-belt in voice and bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me.”– David Lindley
Tuesday, September 17th, 7:30pm $17/$20
<21 w/parent
PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS - FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt. He has his black-belt in voice and bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me.”– David Lindley, musical adventurer . Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he's also an accomplished sculptor, but that's another story). All of the music of America is in Tony's music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony “True talent doesn't need categories.http://www.tonyfurtado.com



Eliza Gilkys with Nina Gerber
Laugh-til-you-cry storytelling, political diatribe, love songs ranging from the global to the most intimate
Thursday, September 19th, 7:30pm $30/$33
<21 w/parent
PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS - FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Eliza Gilkyson is a two-time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have appeared in films, PBS specials and on prime-time TV. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, she has won countless Folk Alliance and Austin Music awards, including 2014's Songwriter of the Year. Eliza's music has always offered a vivid reflection of the times we live in, full of joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle and triumph in a world she feels is "poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy." In 2014, she received a Grammy nomination for her Red House Records release, The Nocturne Diaries. Produced by her son, Cisco Ryder, it is a restless contemplative work inspired by the converging forces of her highest hopes and darkest fears. On stage, Eliza presents a vibrant mix of laugh-til-you-cry storytelling, political diatribe, love songs ranging from the global to the most intimate. 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, even though it sounds like you're hearing them fresh, for the first time, and some of them--you are. She's a player, folks--we're lucky to have her near---" Herb Pedersen http://www.ninagerber.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Rick Zeek and Friends
Americana Covers and Originals
Saturday, September 28th 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $18 adv / $20 door
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 for reservations or more information.

Rick Zeek has been a fixture in the Santa Cruz area acoustic music scene for many years, most often appearing with his partner, Rhan Wilson, in one of the several groups they formed over the years. The current one is Jazz the Dog, which also features Patti Maxine, now playing several brewery and wine bar gigs around town.

Rick's musical career started at 8, playing organ and singing gospel in church in Pennsylvania. These days you can see him playing his acoustic guitar and singing his own renditions of well-loved Americana and country covers (particularly excellent versions of Neil Young songs), plus his own heartfelt originals, usually with Rhan and Patti accompanying. In this show he will be upfront and central, backed by his friends. If there is a theme to the show (and there probably will be), we do not yet know what it is!http://rickzeek.com/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Goodnight Moonshine
Molly Venter of Red Molly, with Eben Pariser.
A special early Sunday show!

Saturday, October 6th 6:00pm Tickets $20 adv / $23 door
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 for reservations or more information.

Fabulous vocalist, Molly Venter, one third of Red Molly, will be back in town for a special show, gracing our stage with husband and guitarist Eben Pariser, in their duo project, Goodnight Moonshine.

"few singers turn first time listeners into eternal fanatics as effortlessly as Molly Venter" says American Songwriting Magazine. Molly's trademark, the emotional potency of her voice, can change from a sweet moan to gritty shout and back, and is surrounded and supported by a landscape of harmonies and minimalist orchestrations conceived by Eben, on vocals and electric guitar. Venter's voice has caught the ear of industry giants, and been prominently featured on television, Apple Computers, and in Warner Brothers films. Willow Tree was a #1 hit on the folk charts in 2014 and was featured in USA Today.

Co-writing often, the couple uses the creative process to explore a healthy relationship and sing of grief and joy in equal measure; Molly gives smooth delivery to Eben's assertions while Eben gives form and focus to Molly's raw passion. Courageous unveiling, and depth, of experience make the collaboration between this married couple, and now parents, addictively captivating. In addition, in live shows they include a number of eclectic covers. Consummate performers, Molly and Eben have also appeared nationally and internationally, 100+ shows a year, with their respective bands Red Molly and Roosevelt Dime.

Molly and Eben visited us in January this year. It is an honor they want to return so soon. www.goodnightmoonshine



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Last Updated: 08/10/19