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Upcoming Events


Apr 1, 2015 | 6:00 PM | Old Time Fiddle & Banjo Show @ San Luis Obispo CA 
Venue: Pappy McGregor's  Cost: Support Band & Venue 
Website: http://stuartmasonmusic.wordpress.com/ 
Address: 1865 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA
Pappy McGregor's, 1865 Monterey: First Wednesday of the Month 6-9pm, the The Fiddle and Banjo Show ranges from old-time fiddle tunes to country blues and Irish jigs , no cover. 1865 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 534-9021. Links: http://stuartmasonmusic.wordpress.com/; http://www.pappymcgregors.com/ 

Apr 3, 2015 | 6:00 PM | Blue Moonshine @ Pismo Beach CA 
Venue: Shell Cafe  Cost: Support Band & Venue 
Address: 1351 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
 

Apr 4, 2015 | 5:00 PM | Little Black Train @ Los Osos CA 
Venue: Red Barn South Bay Community Park Los Osos  Cost: $15 Donation 
Website: http://littleblacktrain.com/ 
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 Little Black Train in concert. Bluegrass-roots trio Little Black Train, comprised of master musicians Kenny Blackwell (mandolin and guitar), John Weed (fiddle), and Stuart Mason (guitar, banjo, and mandola), will play for Red Barn Community Concert Series in Los Osos. This concert will feature a sneak preview of Stuart's new solo album, Tradition, set for release in May. The concert will be on Saturday, April 4 and starts at 6:00 pm (doors open @ 4:30pm) at the Red Barn in the community park in Los Osos. From Depression-era gospel and blues to Appalachian and Celtic dance tunes, the band digs up the roots of bluegrass that traveled to America from Ireland and Scotland in the 19th century. Avid practitioners of the time-honored folk process, they combine new words and melodies with traditional songs from sources such as the Carter Family, Dock Boggs, and Charlie Poole. On the instrumental side, they mine fiddle tunes from archival sources in West Virginia, Ireland, and Scotland. The members of Little Black Train have appeared in various groups all over the world and locally. Kenny Blackwell worked closely with renowned fiddler Richard Green and performed on stage with Vern Williams. With Molly's Revenge, Stuart Mason and John Weed have appeared on festival stages from Glasgow, Scotland to Shanghai, China. They also present workshops and classes, including The Roots of Bluegrass, and Regional Fiddle Styles from Ireland to Appalachia. 

Apr 4, 2015 | 5:30 PM | The Wavebreakers @ Arroyo Grande CA 
Venue: Branch Street Deli  Cost: Support Band & Venue 
Website: http://www.branchstreetdeli.com/ 
Address: 203 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Have you the nerve to face the unexpected? Saturday night, April 4th, at Arroyo Grande's famous Branch Street Deli, experience The Wavebreakers. "An uncommon musical combo that shuns the calm seas of tradition." "These dudes are radically in the pocket!" "...sure to become the genre-busting pioneers of semi-acoustic music." when the Wavebreakers crash on the shore of Arroyo Grande's Branch Street Deli. Treat your ears to a wild swell of sound candy from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: traditional, original, classic rock, bluegrass, country...free (but please feed the hungry tip jar) 

Apr 30, 2015 | 7:30 PM | Crary, Evans, and Spurgin @ Goleta CA 
Venue: Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation  Cost: $20 advance / $25 door 
Website: http://bluegrasswest.com/tickets.htm 
Address: 820 N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
With Dan Crary, Bill Evans, and Steve Spurgin, you get deep roots in American music, dynamic innovation, and virtuoso personal appearances... It?s an evening of music on the cutting edges of 21st Century Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass. Original, powerful, entertaining, unforgettable. The show will take place at the Live Oak UUC, 820 N. Fairview Ave. in Goleta, CA. Advance tickets, priced at $20.00, are available on-line, at [ http://bluegrasswest.com/tickets.htm ] Doors open at 7:00 PM. Tickets at the door, if available, are $25.00. Info phone number: (805) 688-9894. CRARY, EVANS & SPURGIN - entertain audiences with new songs and old stories, blazing instrumental artistry, and deep- down, powerfully felt musical moments. It?s whistling winds in the pines, rambling boys and tragic girls, joys and laughter from old times, furious and foot-tapping instrumental tunes and a little touch of glory-to-god. And it?s the hovering ghosts of Jimmie Rogers and The Carter Family and Bill and Lester and Earl and Woodie and all the greats who showed the way. DAN CRARY - is a musical legend, master of the guitar, a founder and pioneer of flatpicking, and a stylist with an international reputation for innovation, taste, and brilliance. A veteran of tours in more than thirty countries, today Dan draws from traditional material and continues to blaze new territory in his recordings and personal appearances. If creativity, quality, and longevity are hallmarks of artistic achievement, then Dan Crary must be recognized as one of the greatest traditional artists of our day. BILL EVANS - is an internationally known five-string banjo life force. Bill?s electrifying performances spring out of his deep knowledge, intense virtuosity and contagious passion to all things banjo. In a career spanning decades Bill is loved by thousands of fans worldwide, due to his international performing, authorship of Banjo For Dummies, the world?s most read book on the instrument, and many remarkable personal appearances, including the San Francisco Symphony and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Bill Evans? 2012 CD In Good Company topped international folk and bluegrass charts. STEVE SPURGIN - is a native son of the Lone Star State whose song writing, recording, and performing have spanned the globe. As a former Nashville staff writer Steve penned hit songs for the publishing companies of Gene Watson and Reba McEntire. Today, Steve the performer is the essential singer-songwriter, entertaining audiences and winning major awards from BMI and IBMA; recently he won the ?New Folk? award at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. His ?performed with? resume? includes, among others, the super group California, Byron Berline and Sundance, Mason Williams, Freddy Fender, and The Limelighters. 

May 2, 2015 | 5:30 PM | The Wavebreakers @ Arroyo Grande CA 
Venue: Branch Street Deli  Cost: Support Band & Venue 
Website: http://www.branchstreetdeli.com/ 
Address: 203 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Have you the nerve to face the unexpected? Saturday night, May 2, at Arroyo Grande's famous Branch Street Deli, experience The Wavebreakers. "An uncommon musical combo that shuns the calm seas of tradition." "These dudes are radically in the pocket!" "...sure to become the genre-busting pioneers of semi-acoustic music." when the Wavebreakers crash on the shore of Arroyo Grande's Branch Street Deli. Treat your ears to a wild swell of sound candy from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: traditional, original, classic rock, bluegrass, country...free (but please feed the hungry tip jar) 

May 7, 2015 | 2:00 PM | ParkfieldBluegrass.ORG Festival 2015 @ Parkfield CA 
Venue: V6 Ranch  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.org 
Address: 1st and Oak St,, Parkfield, CA 93451
The 17th annual Mother's Day Weekend Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Thurs May 7th @. 2 PM thru Sun May 10 @ 6 PM. Located at 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451. For more info see website. Jamming, RV camping, food and craft vendors, Oak tree shaded audience area, Kid's programs: arts & crafts, storytelling and music FEATURING: **** Bluegrass, Etc. ****Joe Craven & The Sometimers ****WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO PRESENT THESE ADDITIONAL AMAZING ACTS... ****The Sonoran Dogs**** The Hay Dudes**** Next Generation**** Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players**** Steep Ravine**** The Brothers Barton**** Bean Creek Bluegrass ****Sidesaddle & CO ****Amaya Rose & The Gold Rush ****The Honeysuckle Possums**** Amber Cross ****Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" 

May 8, 2015 | 9:00 PM | ParkfieldBluegrass.ORG Festival 2015 @ Parkfield CA 
Venue: V6 Ranch  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.org 
Address: 1st and Oak St,, Parkfield, CA 93451
The 17th annual Mother's Day Weekend Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Thurs May 7th @. 2 PM thru Sun May 10 @ 6 PM. Located at 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451. For more info see website. Jamming, RV camping, food and craft vendors, Oak tree shaded audience area, Kid's programs: arts & crafts, storytelling and music FEATURING: **** Bluegrass, Etc. ****Joe Craven & The Sometimers ****WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO PRESENT THESE ADDITIONAL AMAZING ACTS... ****The Sonoran Dogs**** The Hay Dudes**** Next Generation**** Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players**** Steep Ravine**** The Brothers Barton**** Bean Creek Bluegrass ****Sidesaddle & CO ****Amaya Rose & The Gold Rush ****The Honeysuckle Possums**** Amber Cross ****Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" 

May 9, 2015 | 9:00 PM | ParkfieldBluegrass.ORG Festival 2015 @ Parkfield CA 
Venue: V6 Ranch  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.org 
Address: 1st and Oak St,, Parkfield, CA 93451
The 17th annual Mother's Day Weekend Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Thurs May 7th @. 2 PM thru Sun May 10 @ 6 PM. Located at 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451. For more info see website. Jamming, RV camping, food and craft vendors, Oak tree shaded audience area, Kid's programs: arts & crafts, storytelling and music FEATURING: **** Bluegrass, Etc. ****Joe Craven & The Sometimers ****WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO PRESENT THESE ADDITIONAL AMAZING ACTS... ****The Sonoran Dogs**** The Hay Dudes**** Next Generation**** Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players**** Steep Ravine**** The Brothers Barton**** Bean Creek Bluegrass ****Sidesaddle & CO ****Amaya Rose & The Gold Rush ****The Honeysuckle Possums**** Amber Cross ****Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" 

May 10, 2015 | 9:00 PM | ParkfieldBluegrass.ORG Festival 2015 @ Parkfield CA 
Venue: V6 Ranch  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.org 
Address: 1st and Oak St,, Parkfield, CA 93451
The 17th annual Mother's Day Weekend Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Thurs May 7th @. 2 PM thru Sun May 10 @ 6 PM. Located at 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451. For more info see website. Jamming, RV camping, food and craft vendors, Oak tree shaded audience area, Kid's programs: arts & crafts, storytelling and music FEATURING: **** Bluegrass, Etc. ****Joe Craven & The Sometimers ****WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO PRESENT THESE ADDITIONAL AMAZING ACTS... ****The Sonoran Dogs**** The Hay Dudes**** Next Generation**** Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players**** Steep Ravine**** The Brothers Barton**** Bean Creek Bluegrass ****Sidesaddle & CO ****Amaya Rose & The Gold Rush ****The Honeysuckle Possums**** Amber Cross ****Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" 

May 17, 2015 | 09:00 AM | Topango Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Music Festival @ Agoura Hil 
Venue:   Cost: See Website 
Website: http://topangabanjofiddle.org/ 
Address: 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
See Website for current information 

June 12, 2015 | 09:00 AM | Huck Finn Jubilee @ Ontario CA 
Venue: Guasti Park  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://huckfinn.com/ 
Address: 800 North Archibald Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764
See Website for current information 

June 18, 2015 | 09:00 AM | Father's Day Bluegrass Festival @ Grass Valley CA 
Venue: Nevada County Fairgrounds  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://fathersdayfestival.com/ 
Address: 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949
See Website for current information 

Aug 8, 2015 | 09:00 AM | Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival @ CA 
Venue: Bolado Park  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://www.scbs.org/events/gof/ 
Address: 9000 Airline Hwy, Tres Pinos, CA 95075
See Website for current information 

Aug 14, 2015 | 09:00 AM | Summergrass Bluegrass Music Festival @ San Diego CA 
Venue: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://summergrass.net/ 
Address: 2040 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92083
See Website for current information 

Sept 16, 2015 | 09:00 AM | Berkeley Old Time Music Convention @ Berkeley CA 
Venue: several venues around Berkeley  Cost: See Website 
Website: http://www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org/ 
Address: See Website, Berkeley, CA
See Website for current information 

NOTE: While we make every effort to insure the accuracy of information for events mentioned, we suggest that you contact the host venue in advance to confirm key information, especially if you must travel very far to attend. Send corrections and additions to bmscc12@gmail.com.