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Welcome to the Bluegrass Music Society
of the Central Coast (BMSCC)

 

Promoting bluegrass, oldtime, traditional and gospel music on the Central Coast of California

Announcements are listed below and Upcoming Events are listed to the right.

 
www.ParkfieldBluegrass.ORG Festival 9-12 May 2019
TICKETS Available On-Line. Venue: V6 Ranch in Parkfield, California Cost: See Website Website: http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.ORG Address: 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451, Costs: See Website. The the annual Mother's Day Weekend Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Thurs May 9th @. 1:30 PM thru Sun May 12 @ 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: Special Consensus; Cache Valley Drifters - California; The Slocan Ramblers - Canada, Rebekah Long. We are also proud to present these additional amazing acts: Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players - Stockton, CA; Blue Summit - Northern CA; The Littlest Birds - Laramie, WY; Have More Fun Stringband - Southern, CA; Amber Cross - Central Coast, CA; North Country Blue - Northern CA; SLO County Stumblers - Central Coast, CA; Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" - Parkfield, CA. More acts to be announced. 
 
Check out Jams & Gigs Tab
Check the Jams & Gigs tab for the local CA Central Coast Jams and recurring Gigs. 
 
LESSONS
 
 
Paul Lee now taking students for private fiddle lessons
If you've ever wanted to learn how to play fiddle, here's your opportunity to learn with one of the best. Here's a link to his website http://www.myspace.com/paulleefiddle or contact him at (805) 709-1208. Lessons are in Nipomo. 
 
Paul Barton now taking students for private mandolin lessons
Paul has been playing bluegrass as The Brothers Barton since 1998. He has toured around the country and have played alongside some bluegrass/new acoustic greats. http://www.thebrothersbarton.com. Paul teaches Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Upright Bass and Electric Bass in the Arroyo Grande and Bakersfield areas. Contact Paul at brothersbarton@hotmail.com or call (661) 496-4522 
 
Rick Veeh now taking students for private mandolin lessons
Rick Veeh started playing the mandolin in 1976. Since that time he has performed in/with numerous bands, playing a variety of acoustic music styles including traditional bluegrass, swing, Celtic, old-time, and folk, with forays into classic jazz. Rick's goal with each student is to make them a better musician through a combination of studies in technique, ear training, written music in standard notation/tablature, and music theory. He teaches out of his home in Templeton (north SLO county). Give Rick a call at 434-5169! 
 
MUSIC CAMPS
 
 
Walker Creek Music Camp @ Petaluma CA April 11 - 12, 2019
Website: http://www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org Address: 1700 Marshall-Petaluma Road, Petaluma, CA 94952 Registration will begin February 1 for the Walker Creek Music Camp, to be held April 11th to 14th at the Walker Creek Ranch in the North Bay coastal hills of Petaluma. All ages are welcome to sign up for fun, high quality music classes in traditional American music--mostly bluegrass, oldtime and swing--with some of the country's best teachers from the Bay Area and beyond. Anyone who loves this type of music can come to improve their skills and meet others to jam with. The ranch also offers miles of hiking trails, healthy and delicious food, and various lodging or camping options. For more information, go to http://www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org, or call 415-663-6030. Walker Creek Music Camp is dedicated to enhancing lives through music. 
 
Julian Family Fiddle Camp @ Julian CA April 10 - 14, 2019
Website: http://www.familyfiddlecamp.com/ Address: 743 Farmer Rd, Julian, CA 92036 As long as you can play a couple of simple tunes on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo or cello, we have a class and instructor for you! We've some new folks joining our staff for 2019, and some returning faces as well. Back after a short hiatus is Applachian flatfoot dancer, Rebecca Stout. Also returning this year is Henry Barnes (Appalachian Oldtime Fiddle), John Herrmann (Oldtime banjo), Jesse Maw (Texas-style, swing and jazz fiddle), Nina Weisman (mandolin), Jennifer Albrent ("beginner-mediate" fiddle) and Max Schwartz (upright bass). In addition to Jordan Tice, new to the camp will be Carolyn Kendrick (bluegrass fiddle), Jake Howard (mandolin), Daniel Plane (Cello) and Rachael Price (vocals). We're still in discussion with a couple more instructors, so stay tuned. 
 
CBA Music Camp @ Grass Valley CA June 9 - 12, 2018
Website: http://cbamusiccamp.com/ Address: 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949 This camp is for advanced-beginners and intermediate players (see the Instructors page for definitions) who want to improve their instrumental or vocal skills and work on jamming with others. Camp starts Sunday with registration and some of our best introductory classes, and continues that evening with dinner, staff introductions, questions and answers, jamming, and a first-night dance. Monday through Wednesday will include classes each day with instrumental and vocal instructors (about ten students per teacher for these classes), jam group classes, and elective classes--including more instrumental choices, vocal harmonies, clogging, music theory, songwriting, and more. Evening activities include staff and student concerts, an old time dance, and lots of jamming. Wednesday evening there will be a post-camp/pre-festival concert and workshops. 
 
California Coast Music Camp Feb 22 - 24, 2019
https://www.musiccamp.org/ Aptos, CA 95003 CCMC inspires people to bring music and creativity into their lives and communities through educational and related activities. 

Upcoming Events


Feb 23, 2019 @ 8:00 PM 
Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys @ Los Olivos CA 
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Mar 2, 2019 @ 12:00 AM 
Craig Ventresco with Meredith Axelrod @ Los Osos CA 
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Apr 6, 2019 @ 7:30 PM 
The Travelin' McCourys @ Arroyo Grande, CA 
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Apr 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM 
Brookdale Bluegrass Spring Fest. @ Tres Pinos, CA 
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May 9, 2019 @ 1:30 PM 
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival May 9-12, 2019 @ Parkfield CA 
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June 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM 
CBA FATHER'S DAY FESTIVAL @ Grass Valley, CA 
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July 6, 2019 @ 8:15 PM 
The Lonely Heartstring Band @ Morro Bay, CA 
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