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Oct 8, 2016 | 6:00 PM | Thompsonia in Concert @ Los Osos CA 
Venue: Red Barn at Los Osos Community Park  Cost: $15 
Address: 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402
The Red Barn Community Music Series in cooperation with KCBX Public Radio and the Live Oak Music Festival presents Thompsonia in Concert. Thompsonia combines Eric and Suzy Thompson's deep devotion to southern roots music with daughter Allegra's fresh perspective, creating feel-good music that richochets between the rowdy and the sentimental, with an abundance of groove and a bit of a quirky edge. Suzy and Allegra's genetically-matched vocals (dubbed "The Everly Sisters sound" by Geoff Muldaur) are featured, along with stellar lead playing from Eric on mandolin and guitar. In addition to the Cajun, blues and old-time music for which Eric and Suzy have long been acclaimed, the trio also performs witty originals alongside obscurities in styles ranging from rockabilly to hokum to Americana. Standouts from their new Thompsonia CD include Suzy's acoustic rock anthem "Very Bad Mood" (guaranteed to have just the opposite effect on the listener), Allegra's bawdy 1920's "He May Be Your Dog But He's Wearing My Collar," Eric's proto-zydeco "French Fries" and a lovely duet rendition of Hugh Moffatt's "Rose of My Heart." Doors open at 4:30, the pot luck supper and pot luck band starts at 5:00 PM., and the show begins at 6:00 PM. No tickets are required, $15 at the door. All proceeds from the show go directly to the artists. BYOB and a dish to share for the pot luck supper. This show is made possible through the generous support of KCBX Public Radio and Live Oak Music Festival. Links: 

Oct 9, 2016 | 10:00 AM | 45th Annual Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddlers' Convention 
Venue: Rancho La Patera & Stow House  Cost: $15 / $5 students/ 12 und 
Address: 304 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta, CA 93117
Join us at this legendary west coast old-time music festival for an epic contest, an amazing performance roster of old-time artists, tons of jamming, stringed instrument and flatfooting workshops, craft beer & wine, an old-time raffle and even an instrument petting zoo for kids! Fiddler/documentarian/teacher David Bragger is now at the helm as our new artistic director! So we'll have a wonderful day of old-time fun, music and community at the beautiful grounds of the Stow House! BUY TICKETS HERE: CONTEST REGISTRATION HERE: 

Oct 16, 2016 | 6:00 PM | THE SALTY SUITES AND SNAP JACKSON @ Atascadero CA 
Venue: Toro Creek Event Center  Cost: $45 Adv/ $55 Door 
Address: 15050 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422
CONTACT: Dan Mazer, 805-792-0505 THE SALTY SUITES AND SNAP JACKSON TO PERFORM AT TORO CREEK EVENT CENTER?S PREMIERE CONCERT Toro Creek Event Center proudly presents its premiere special event: an exclusive buffet and concert featuring The Salty Suites plus Snap Jackson & the Knock On Wood Players, on October 16th, 2016, 6:00 ? 9:00 PM, at The Last Stage West BBQQ, near Atascadero. The buffet "Dinner with the Bands" will feature Last Stage West owner Tom Passon's famous BBQ, slow-roasted meats and delicious side dishes, plus dessert by The Herb Garden. The concert will showcase two of the best California-based Americana/Folk/Bluegrass bands on the acoustic music scene today. The Salty Suites is a Los Angeles-based trio playing Original Songs and Traditional music. They live in the world of live acoustic music, sharing a passion for roots and bluegrass, as well as traditional mountain music. Their lineup is mandolin virtuoso Scott Gates, upright bassist Chuck Hailes, and guitarist Chelsea Williams. Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players is an award winning acoustic quartet hailing from Stockton, California. These four gentlemen effortlessly blend Americana, bluegrass, soul, and old time music to create a unique, fresh, and energetic sound. Tickets will be available starting September 29th. Gates will open at 5:30 PM. The buffet ?Dinner with the Bands? will begin at 6:00 PM, with the concert from 7:00 ? 9:00 PM. Seating is limited to 40. Admission for this event is $45.00 per person in advance, $55.00 at the door. (Beer and wine sold separately.) Tickets may be purchased by telephone at 805-792-0505, or in person at The Last Stage West. The Toro Creek Event Center extends special thanks to event sponsors The Carlton Hotel, Straight Up Strings, The Herb Garden, and Central Coast Music. The Toro Creek Event Center (TCEC) is available for boutique-style private events and shows, and non-profits and community groups are encouraged to inquire about special rates for worthy causes. Regular TCEC events at The Last Stage West are ?The BanjerDan Show? on Thursdays, and a twice-monthly Bluegrass Jam and Buffet. Upcoming TCEC concerts include Special Editions of ?The BanjerDan Show,? with guests Philadelphia, PA-based original music group Lizdelise on October 4th,and Baltimore, MD-based ?theater rock? band Community Center on November 1st; plus shows by Tim McNary from Nashville, TN on October 7th, Son of the Velvet Rat, from Joshua Tree, CA on October 22nd, and Angwish, from Charlotte, NC on October 27th. The Toro Creek Event Center is located on Highway 41 at Toro Creek Road, between Atascadero and Morro Bay. The address is 15050 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. For more information, please visit their website at, e-mail, or call 805-792-0505. 

Oct 16, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Off The Griddle Old Time String Band 
Venue: Avila Valley Barn  Cost: Support Venue 
Address: 560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA
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), Roz Phillips (mandola), Brian Phillips (bass) and Sally Speers (fiddle). Making the world safe for old-time music, one tune at a time. 

Nov 4, 2016 | 7:00 PM | Mike Mullins PennyNichols JodyEulitz & MichaelMonagan @ Goleta 
Venue: Cambridge Drive Church  Cost: $15 
Address: 550 Cambridge Drive, Goleta, CA 93117
Mike Mullins with Penny Nichols, Jody Eulitz and Michael Monagan. Longtime fans, who know Mike Mullins from the many times he's performed at the KCBX Live Oak Music Festival with the Cache Valley Drifters. Mike Mullins has been on the California acoustic music scene for more than 30 years, playing with master fiddler Phil Salazar, The Acousticats, The Hay Dudes, the Kin Folk, and The Tom Corbett Trio. In 2014, Mike released his first solo project, ?Windows of Time,? a compendium of guitar and mandolin Americana styles showcasing Mike's original material over a 25 year span, produced by David West. Sample some tracks at 

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