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April 2015



MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
P
lus Suzanne Wilde & The Black Hats
Sunday, April 5th, 7.00pm $7/$10
Under 21 With Parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

An Easter Treat  All the way from  Hebden Bridge, England with classic American country juke box duets like no one else can bring you

The classic country duets were undoubtedly at their peak in the late 60s and 1970s, the likes of George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and Porter Waggoner, Johnny & June and many more. Fast forward 40 years and those timeless themes are alive and well in the hands , and voices of My Darling Clementine (aka Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish).  Michael Weston King has been on the road, both solo and touring with the likes of Nick Cave, John Cale, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Roger McGuinn. His collaborations with Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, Jackie Leven and the legendary Townes Van Zandt (who cut his own version of Michael's song Riding The Range), have only enhanced his considerable musical reputation. Lou Dalgleish is quite simply one of, if not THE finest female singers in the UK. She has been praised by, and worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, Bryan Ferry, The Brodsky Quartet, and many more. http://mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk

One of the most exquisitely pained American country albums of the year comes from this British couple”  New York Daily News,Top Ten Album of the week

Suzanne Wilde and the Black Hats play vintage style country western music.   Their songs of heartache, restraining orders, dirty dishes and whisky-soaked regret are delivered with soulful vocals, a driving beat and plenty of twang, to get you dancing, laughing and crying in your beer.www.reverbnation.com/theblackhats6




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Ronstadt Generations
Michael J Ronstadt, Michael G Ronstadt, Petie Ronstadt
Preserving the tradition of their five generations of Tucson based music

Thursday, April 9th, 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 Brundle@attglobal.net

Three members of Tucson’s famous musical family will play at The Ugly Mug. They are Michael J (Linda’s brother), guitar and vocals, and his two sons, Michael G, cello and vocals and the band leader, and Petie, guitar and vocals. For this tour they will be joined by Alex Flores, a member of their regular Tucson sextet, on saxophone.

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family's musical traditions. 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 working with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas. Michael senior was also a member of The Santa Cruz River Band for many years, a bilingual trio representing the USA in cultural events around the world.

Ronstadt Generations play festivals, house concerts, theaters, restaurants, and even sidewalks. They have done workshops and taught cooking classes. They try to share a little piece of their home with the world and take a little bit of the world back home with them- just as troubadours have always done. Their concert at The Ugly Mug in 2013 created a wonderful intimate vibe and received the best audience feedback of the 100 plus shows we have put on there. http://www.ronstadtgenerations.com


Ronstadt


CHRIS WEBSTER & NINA GERBER
With astonishing power and passion, Chris'  voice reaches magical heights and Nina is a guitarist extraordinaire
Sunday, April 19th, 7.00pm $17/$20
Under 21 With Parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

A career that began nearly two decades ago as a teen-aged lead singer for one of California's best know regional acts (Mumbo Gumbo), Chris Webster boasts a successful resume highlighted by four solo releases (Drive, Now Playing, Something in the Water, My Name is Christine) and one amazing traditional Bluegrass/Americana recording (The Webster's 10,000 Miles) with her sister Cassie and renowned guitarist Scott Nygaard. More importantly, she brings a pedigree rivaled by few. With astonishing power and passion, her voice reaches magical heights, yet effortlessly turns on a dime to deliver gut wrenching torch songs and gentle ballads. Combining elegance and grace with a foot-shuffling manner, Webster has a purity and beauty about her that is seldom seen and never forgotten.

Guitarist extraordinaire. After carving a career out of what some might call the shadows, guitarist Nina Gerber is at last beginning to dare the light. Her first album as a leader, Not Before Noon, follows two decades which brought her to prominence without ever placing her name on the front of an album cover. Since her accompaniment of Kate Wolf first earned her recognition, her acute skills as performer, producer and arranger have continued to deepen. Nina has a unique ability to completely free herself within an eclectic range of styles. Presented with folk, country, bluegrass, rock, or blues, she is able to fall into leads which have rare reverence for the true feeling of a song, always emphasizing taste over technical display.  www.sonicbids.com/ChrisWebsterNinaGerber



LAURENCE JUBER
Lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's band Wings, Laurence Juber has since Established Himself as World-Renowned Guitar Virtuoso
Monday, April 20th, 7.30pm $17/$20
Under 21 With Parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294



First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's band Wings, Laurence Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer and arranger and concert performer.  Fusing folk, jazz and pop styles, two-time Grammy-winner Laurence Juber creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one acoustic guitar. Known to his fans as LJ, Juber has released 22 solo albums. The latest, Under an Indigo Sky is a jazz/blues flavored studio album that was mixed at Hollywood's legendary Capitol Studios by top jazz recording engineer Al Schmitt. His concurrent release from the same label Catch LJ Live!, captures one exciting solo concert performance in video and on CD. LJ Plays The Beatles, is one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's all-time Top Ten albums. Juber's solo arrangement of The Pink Panther Theme earned him a second Grammy.   www.laurencejuber.com

A master!”- Pete Townsend



SHERRY AUSTIN WITH HENHOUSE PLUS THE MYSTERY TREES
Sherry Austin with Henhouse
open the seated show with a long set and then the hillbilly blues power band, the Mystery Trees, will take over and rock your socks off
Sunday, April 26th, 7.00pm $15/$15
Under 21 With Parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

With four of the most popular Americana vocalists in the Monterey Bay area, Henhouse delights their fans with their engaging stage presence, upbeat songs, and great harmonies. The band is fronted by Sherry Austin on rhythm guitar and vocals, Sharon Allen on vocals and guitar, Tracy Parker on bass and vocals, Santa Cruz legend Patti Maxine on lap steel and dobro, and Jim Norris on percussion. Their music ranges from sweet love songs to gritty, rockin' songs about cars, trains, and love gone wrong. They sing with authority and passion, and their distinctive blend of folk, country and rock is filled with warmth and conviction. The band performs original songs written by Sherry and Sharon, as well as much-loved covers by Americana artists such as Kate Wolf, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith. The blend of harmonies between the four women is exquisite. http://hensinthehouse.com

The Mystery Trees describe themselves as a roots rock and roll band. They call their music “hillbilly blues power“. What do these phrases mean? It's the music of America. It's where black and white traditions collide and that is the definition of rock and roll. The Mystery Trees play a range of sounds that encompass the blues, country, rockabilly and Appalachian music in one big ball. They are: Kenny Blackwell, Dorian Michael Bill Severance, Ken Hustad and Paul Olguin
http://kennyblackwell.com/mysterytrees.shtml




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Wendy DeWitt (with Kirk Harwood)
SF Queen of Boogie Woogie

Tuesday, April 28th, 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 Brundle@attglobal.net

 Born, Raised, and still in the Bay area, Wendy DeWitt, Boogie Woogie Queen of SF, started “messing around” with piano at age 4, took lessons at 10, and then really learned to play by listening to the blues masters. After a 2 year stint on the road 6 nights a week, at age 21, with a top 40 Band (never her favorite gig, but to which she attributes her musician professionalism), she launched Blue Saloon, a powerhouse blues combo that lasted 25 years and toured and played major festivals in the US and Europe. Now she performs mostly in a duo with veteran drummer and vocalist, Kirk Harwood (Norton Buffalo, Roy Rogers, and much earlier Huey Lewis). Wendy’s 7th CD, Industrial Strength came out of this collaboration.

…full of Texas/Chicago Boogie Woogie at its best”- Max Bartholomew

A sweet voiced chantreuse…” - Blues Review


Wendy DeWitt



Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Kenny Butterill


Saturday, May 16th, 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 Brundle@attglobal.net

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

David Holodiloff


Saturday, May 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 Brundle@attglobal.net

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

McCoy Tyler
 

Wednesday, June 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 Brundle@attglobal.net

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Matt Lax
 

Friday, June 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 Brundle@attglobal.net

MORE INFORMATION TO COME





Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2015

Those Guys


Saturday, 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 Brundle@attglobal.net

MORE INFORMATION TO COME




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