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Upcoming Events


July 3, 2017 | 7:30 PM | Peter Feldmann & Mother's Boys @ Santa Barbara, CA 
Venue: Soho Restaurant & Music Club  Cost: $15 Advance 
Website: http://www.sohosb.com/ 
Address: 1221 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Peter Feldmann & Mother's Boys CD Release Party. Soho Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA Visit: http://www.sohosb.com/ or call 805 962-7776 for advance tickets: ($15.00). Santa Barbara folk and bluegrass icon Peter Feldmann will bring his LA - based group Mother's Boys to the Soho music club and restaurant in Santa Barbara. The group will be giving a show and release party celebrating their long-awaited CD "Home Among The Hills", a collection of songs by the original Carter Family of Maces Springs, Virginia. "Mother's Boys" includes Rick Cunha, whose warm vocal stylings reflect his Hawiian roots, David Dawson, autoharpist and singer from New Mexico and a fellow band member in Rick's 1960s group, Hearts and Flowers, bassist David Jackson, who also plays piano and accordian, and Peter Feldmann, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Jackson, Dawson, and Chuna were members of the seminal folk rock group Hearts & Flowers in the 1960s. They have performed with Emmy Lou Harris, Hoyt Axton, and Mason Williams, among many others. The CD project contains a selection of songs recorded by Sara, Maybelle, and AP Carter, some well-known, some quite rare, between 1927 and 1941. They are considered a major bedrock of American country music. Peter and Rick selected the included material based on its musicality and variety. Mother's Boys had help from friends on certain tracks during the 6-year recording process, including Aubrey Richmond, Maria Smiley, Fred Sokolow, Susie Glaze, and Laurie Lewis. Links: http://www.bluegrasswest.com/ 

July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM | Amaya Rose Band @ Santa Maria, CA 
Venue: Temple Beth EL  Cost: $18 adv non-mem, $15 mem, 
Address: 1501 E Alvin Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454
The Amaya Rose Band starring Amaya Rose Dempsey with Ryan McKinley & Julio Boysenberry. Annual BBQ picnic and Americana concert. Beginning noon, July 4th 2017. Donations: $18 advance, non-members -- $15 advance, members -- $20 at door if space permits! Under 12 years, $5. Members, please bring a side dish or dessert. To reserve your discount price, please RSVP to Diane: 805 478-1463 by June 27th. 

Sept 1, 2017 | 10:00 AM | Strawberry Music Festival @ Westside, Tuolumne, CA 
Venue: Nevada County Fairgrounds  Cost: See website Tickets 
Website: http://www.strawberrymusic.com/ 
Address: 17807 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne, CA 95327
August 31st - September 4th. Join us for all your favorite music and programs at the 66th Strawberry Music Festival in our 35th year. The Fall Festival at Westside offers lots of great camping space to choose from in expansive conifer studded meadows, amongst sprawling oaks, nestled into wooded folds and perched along winding hillside trails set on 175 acres. Amenities include hot showers, bathroom facilities, hand washing stations, and access to potable water. 

Sept 5, 2017 | 09:00 AM | Cruise To Alaska With Nu-Blu @ Seattle WA 
Venue: Carnival Legend  Cost: See Website 
Website: https://bluegrassandbluewatercruise.com/ 
A FUN FILLED WEEK OF PICKING ON THE PACIFIC! PLENTY OF JAMMING, WORKSHOPS, ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION AND CONCERTS BY OUR HOST BAND NU-BLU! WITH STOPS IN JUNEAU, SKAGWAY, KETCHIKAN, AND A DAY CRUISING GLACIER BAY, IT?S THE BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE ALASKA ADVENTURE YOU?VE ALWAYS WANTED. AND DON?T FORGET TO BRING ALONG YOUR INSTRUMENTS FOR A WEEK OF JAMMING, OPEN MIC SHOWS, AND BLUEGRASS CONCERTS! Cruise To Alaska With Nu-Blu! The Bluegrass and Blue Water Cruise Alaska is a floating jam session at sea. Our experience with other music cruises has taught us that folks of all ranges of talent like to get together and jam. We have seen seasoned professionals jam with novice players to create a magical experience for all involved. Besides the scheduled shows by the featured artist, there will be dedicated areas set up for jamming and special collaborations for all of those who are interested in joining a jam. If you don?t play, but enjoy listening, no problem, there?s still plenty of music for you! Watching the jams can be very entertaining. You will get a few laughs and enjoy some great music and may find yourself singing along. No matter if you play music for a living or just play for fun, bring your instrument and plan on getting together for some Pickin? on the Pacific, for some good old fashioned, porch playing fun. Below are just a few parts of the music package that are included, see you onboard! ?3 Concerts by your host band Nu-Blu, including there ?History of Banjo? Show that?s been a hit with audiences all over the USA. ?Ever want to learn Banjo? Here?s your chance, Deering Banjos and Nu-Blu will be hosting classes on beginner banjo, so come get your roll on! -Bluegrass Bingo ? bingo with a bluegrass twist ?Jam with the band ? enjoy multiple chances to jam with Nu-Blu throughout the week ?Workshops ? Nu-Blu will be hosting workshops throughout the week (fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, vocal, playing as a band, the importance of tuning by Peterson Tuners) ?Individual Lessons ? sign up for individual one-on-one music lessons (limited amount of lessons available, so be sure and book your room early) ?Daily Jam Sessions ?Open Mic Band Contest 

Oct 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM | Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention & Festival @ Goleta CA 
Venue: Rancho La Patera & Stow House  Cost: $15 & see description 
Website: http://www.oldtimefiddlersfestival.com 
Address: 304 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117
The Goleta Valley Historical Society presents the 46th Annual Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention & Festival. Sunday, October 8th, 10am -5pm Performances by: Kirt Sutphin & Tom Sauber, Spencer & Rains, Clarke Buehling, The Hi-O Revelers, EcHo Mountain, & More. An Epic Contest (fiddle, banjo, guitar, band, singing and more) with $$$ and Prizes. Cost: Entry $15, Students $5, Kids under 12 Free. 

Jan 21, 2018 | 7:00 PM | Steep Canyon Rangers @ San Luis Obispo, CA 
Venue: Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo  Cost: On Sale Date: Mon, Jul 31 
Website: https://pacslo.org/Online/default.asp 
Address: 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Steep Canyon Rangers (ticket sales start July 31, 2017): A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They?re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony. It?s that mix of serious chops and good-natured fun that earned the Steep Canyon Rangers the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album Grammy in 2013 (for Nobody Knows You), and that drew celebrated comedian/banjoist Steve Martin to them when he needed a backing band. The Rangers are world-class musicians who are just as at home taking the stage at Carnegie Hall as they are knee- deep in a mountain brook, fly rod in hand. Links: http://www.steepcanyon.com/ 

Mar 31, 2018 | 8:00 PM | The Seldom Scene @ Arroyo Grande, CA 
Venue: Clark Center  Cost: $37/$39/$45 
Website: http://clarkcenter.org/event/the-seldom-scene/ 
Address: 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grnade, CA 93420
Seldom Scene are talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun. Since their inception in 1971, the Seldom Scene have thrived on playing bluegrass a little differently than everyone else. They perform traditional bluegrass classics, great original bluegrass songs of their own, and they also transform more modern songs into their own bluegrass style, such as Eric Clapton's "Lay Down Sally", J.J. Cale's "After Midnight", and the Beatles' "What Goes On". Over 40 years and 20 albums since they began playing together at weekly jam sessions, the Grammy-nominated Seldom Scene have become one of the single greatest contributors to the progression of bluegrass, while setting a new standard and attracting new audiences to the genre. Links: https://www.seldomscene.com/ 

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