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Upcoming Events


Aug 2, 2014 | 1:00 PM | The Southside Bluegrass Band @ Lompoc Library 
Venue: Lompoc Library  Cost:  
Address: 501 E. North Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436
Mark it on you calendar...Saturday, August 2nd, on the lawn of the Lompoc Library, The Southside Bluegrass Band will be featured from 1 to 3 P.M. Kicking off the Library's annual music program for August. 

Aug 2, 2014 | 7:30 PM | Hay Dudes @ Carpinteria, CA 
Venue: Palm Loft Gallery  Cost: $? 
Website: http://palmloft.com/ 
Address: 410 Palm Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
The HayDudes are Kenny Blackwell on mandolin, guitar, vocals; Mike Mullins on guitar, mandolin, vocals; and Wally Barnick on Fender bass and vocals. Kenny Blackwell is a master mandolinist as well as guitar player, on both acoustic and electric guitar. He is an in-demand session player and keeps a full calendar playing with at least a half dozen bands in and around the Central Coast of California. Mike Mullins is also expert with the mandolin and guitar. He was a founding member of the 1980s festival favorites The Acousticats and for many years the featured mandolinist with the Phil Salazar Band. Since 1993 Mike has played guitar with the well known California acoustic group The Cache Valley Drifters. Wally Barnick is an old rock & roll guy who caught the acoustic music fever in the 70s. He too, is currently and has been a member of the Cache Valley Drifters, dating back to 1975. Website: www.kennyblackwell.com 

Aug 15, 2014 | 5:30 PM | Off the Griddle @ Arroyo Grandeo, CA 
Venue: Branch Street Deli  Cost: Free, Support Venue 
Website: http://www.branchstreetdeli.com/ 
Address: 203 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Off The Griddle is an old-time string band that plays Appalachian fiddle tunes. Band members are Ray Berguia (mandolin, harmonica), Dan Herron (guitar), Connie Moxness (banjo), Doug Moxness (guitar/bass), Roz Phillips (mandola), Brian Phillips (base) and Sally Speers (fiddle). "We're making the world safe for old-time music, one tune at a time." Links:(http://www.facebook.com/OffTheGriddleStringBand) 

Aug 23, 2014 | 7:00 PM | Hay Dudes @ Cambria, CA 
Venue: The Wise Owl  Cost: $? 
Website: http://wiseowlcambria.com/ 
Address: 2164 Center St, Cambria, CA 93428
The HayDudes are Kenny Blackwell on mandolin, guitar, vocals; Mike Mullins on guitar, mandolin, vocals; and Wally Barnick on Fender bass and vocals. Kenny Blackwell is a master mandolinist as well as guitar player, on both acoustic and electric guitar. He is an in-demand session player and keeps a full calendar playing with at least a half dozen bands in and around the Central Coast of California. Mike Mullins is also expert with the mandolin and guitar. He was a founding member of the 1980s festival favorites The Acousticats and for many years the featured mandolinist with the Phil Salazar Band. Since 1993 Mike has played guitar with the well known California acoustic group The Cache Valley Drifters. Wally Barnick is an old rock & roll guy who caught the acoustic music fever in the 70s. He too, is currently and has been a member of the Cache Valley Drifters, dating back to 1975. Website: www.kennyblackwell.com 

Aug 29, 2014 | 5:30 PM | Appellation Bluegrass Band @ Arroyo Grande 
Venue: Branch Street Deli  Cost: Support Band & Venue 
Website: http://www.theabbies.com/ 
Address: 203 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA
"The Abbies" will bring its traditional brand of that old high lonesome music rocking the house with 'raditional bluegrass music, slick harmonies plus a wacky twist of the blues, rock, Celtic, and surf music. This is a free gig, folks--but the band members are starving for gas, so please feed the tip jar. We love our fans and Deli food is delish! Thanks for your support. Links: Shell Cafe - http://www.branchstreetdeli.com/; The Abbies - http://www.theabbies.com/ 

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