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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Achilles Wheel Trio
Roots, world music, folk and jam band!
Wednesday, May 3rd, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18door donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Canyon Acoustic Society
AT THE UGLY MUG CAFE

4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com for reservations or more information.

Paul Kamm (guitar and vocals) and Jonny "Mojo" Flores (guitar and vocals) are singer/songwriters and the frontmen of the Northern California Roots and World music/Rock and Roll jam band, Achilles Wheel. As an acoustic trio, with their bass player, Shelby Snow, who also sings and contributes to the song writing, they bring the same high energy and engaging stage presence to a quieter place, combining a bit of Country, Blues, and Bluegrass to the band's famously hard driving sound. The infectious quality of their songwriting really shines in this setting, along with the diverse nature of it. Paul and Jonny work off each other like two sides of the same coin, actively looking for and pushing each other to find the most in whatever song they're playing. All the fire of the Wheel is there, but also the sweet raw essence of the folk and blues singers who came before. www.achilleswheel.com



Maria Muldaur's “ Jazzabelle ”
An intimate evening of Naughty Bawdy Blues & Vintage Classic Jazz w/special guest, pianist extraordinaire, John R. Burr
Sunday, May 7th, 7.00pm $20/$20
<21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 52-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early '60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the '60s. In the 42 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Jazz and Big Band, Blues, Gospel, R&B, (not to mention several award-winning children's albums). Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammy and other awards. www.mariamuldaur.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Dan Walsh (UK banjo phenomenon)
Ken Clarkson (banjo) and Hide Kawatsura (mandolin) from Jimmy Chickenpants Open
Wednesday, May 17th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18door donation
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Canyon Acoustic Society
AT THE UGLY MUG CAFE

4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073
Contact Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or
crbrundle@gmail.com for reservations or more information.

Possibly the finest and most diverse banjo player in the UK, as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh has been described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT magazine). He has three critically acclaimed solo albums, and a new one just released. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to Canada, Germany, India, Norway New Zealand, and the US to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, this unique and eclectic young musician has delighted audiences across the world, and has had millions of U-Tube hits. At the heart of his music are British, Irish and American folk tunes, mixed with doses of funky grooves, humour, socially relevant lyrics and his own dazzling take on clawhammer banjo style. www.danwalshbanjo.co.uk www.theufq.com

"Incredibly gifted, you must see him" - BBC RADIO 2

"Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant" - FROOTS

Local master instrumentalists, Ken Clarkson (banjo and dobro) and Hide Kawatsura (mandolin) from the bluegrass band, Jimmy Chickenpants ("Poultry in Motion"), open. www.jimmychickenpants.com



Amy LaVere & Will Sexton plus Gary Blackburn
Amy and Will are two remarkable talents that come together in an Americana, Trad-Country, Gypsy Jazz, Roots Explosion
Thursday, May 18th, 7.30pm $10/$10
<21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

Amy LaVere is a Memphis Tennessee singer song writer and on-fire performer playing songwriter who blends Americana, classic traditional country, gypsy jazz and southern soul. Add to this a hit movie acting career that began with her cameo as Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson in Walk The Line and now includes a featured role in fan and fellow Memphian Craig Brewer's Black Snake Moan, and you find a woman who refutes any attempt at demure restraint. “I've always really tried,” Amy says with wry understatement, “to live life largely.” Her new CD, is Runaway's Diary http://amylavere.com

Will Sexton, whose writing credits range from work with Waylon Jennings and Stephen Stills to Joe Ely and Bill Carter, is shaped by the unique diversity of the Austin music scene. Fate and his own sheer talent placed him on stage with local legends before he'd lived out his first decade. Will and his big brother, Charlie, started playing together at the Continental Club when Will was 9 and Charlie was 11. Will's credits as producer and songwriter range from collaborations with Waylon Jennings to psychedelic pioneer Roky Erikson to Steve Earle and punk legend Johnny Thunders. http://www.willsexton.com

Gary Blackburn is a Singer/Songwriter, Gary brings together his smooth vocals and stylized guitar picking to form his own unique sound in the Country, Blues, Rock genre. With such influences from James Taylor to Todd Rundgren, Hank Williams Sr. to Dwight Yoakam. Developing his own personal style to his originals, blending old school with contemporary, along with an intimate and emotional stage presence. http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/bio/4279779



James Lee Stanley Birthday Bash
---great songs, great guitar playing, great voice and a gifted comedian as well. You are in for a very entertaining evening.” - Village Voice
Monday, May 22nd, 7.30pm $12/$15
<21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

James Lee Stanley : “So where have they been hiding James Lee Stanley? We could say that James Lee Stanley is probably the last great undiscovered singer-songwriter in America. But true as that may be let's say something else, let's say that a diamond has been smuggled into the wasteland---and here is where the wasteland ends” – Tom Robbins, Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

James' pedigree includes 5 years on StarTrek Deep Space Nine as the singing Klingon amongst other roles, scoring the Emmy Award Winning Prime time CBS TV Cathy Specials; 3 years as Steven Wright's opening act; tours with Bonnie Raitt, the Dixie Dregs, Robin Trower and Robin Williams, the composer of the hits Coming Out of Hiding, I Don't Want To Talk About It and Plenty of Reason, 26 solo CD's and duet CD's with Peter Tork, Michael Smith, Cliff Eberhardt and John Batdorf https://jamesleestanley.com




Fiddling Cricket & Snazzy Productions Present

Dirty Cello

Sunday, May 28th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $20adv / $23door
Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Snazzy Productions
AT THE UGLY MUG CAFE

4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073
Call 831 479-9421 or buy tickets here

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping! “Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine. https://www.dirtycello.com/



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