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Dave Holodiloff Band
A wild string band, adventure into Bluegrass, Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy, Jazz, Latin and More

Wednesday, May 1st 7:30pm $12/$15
SEATED <21 W/PARENT
PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS - FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Join the Dave Holodiloff Band for their return to Michael's on Main. The all-star band features Elijjah McCullar on violin and saz, Michael Martinez on piano, and Dave Holodiloff on mandolin and guitar. The group will be performing a unique and diverse blend of originals, Latin, Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy, Jazz, and more, all fused together with Dave's signature funky mandolin style. Get ready for a wild musical adventure that will be sure to delight and surprise music fans of all kinds. Let's get in the groove and let the good times roll. Dave Holodiloff is a mandolin player, vocalist, composer, and band leader known for his inventive arrangements, expressive musicianship and ability to inspire partnerships with amazing musicians.. A devoted craftsman on the mandolin, his diverse recordings include Original Music, Bluegrass, Jazz, Celtic, World Favorites, and even a Grateful Dead Bluegrass Tribute. http://daveholodiloff.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Michael McNevin
Outstanding Singer-Songwriter from Niles, CA

Friday, May 3rd, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $18 adv / $20 door
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.

Michael McNevin is a veteran troubadour of the folk scene, having cut his teeth in the streets of Greenwich Village, NY, and logged nearly 25 years of concerts across the U.S. He has been a main stager at the Strawberry, Kerrville, and Philadelphia folk festivals. He has a unique voice, is an accomplished guitarist, and, above all, is known for his vivid brand of storytelling in his lyrics. He is a past winner of the Kerrville New-folk award in Texas, and a 8-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters Association "Song of The Year". He has multiple CDs. Five tracks from this were heard in "Weekend King", an indie film shot in Niles, where Michael grew up and currently lives. He also had a cameo role as a lovesick bartender who sings in the corner between drinks. Michael is also an Etch-a-Sketch artist of renown, delighting and dumbfounding audiences with his song illustrations on the little red toy, and also giving art gallery shows! He runs the tiny and unique Mudpuddle music shop in downtown Niles, where he also hosts jams and concerts.

Michael has played for Fiddling Cricket many times over a 20 year period. It is always a delight! http://www.michaelmcnevin.com/

"Michael is one of folk music's best kept secrets. His voice is hypnotic, his guitar playing superb..." ~ Christine Lavin
"McNevin is a singer songwriter of the highest order..."~ Acoustic Guitar Magazine
"In his songs, McNevin paints scenes and situations as clear as his Etch A Sketch compositions. He uses plain and unpretentious language and yet vividly creates a reality instantly recognizable to all of us."~Roselie Howarth, KFOG




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Ginny Mitchell
Sweet and Hot Vocals with her Guitar Wizard Friends

Saturday, May 18th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $18 adv / $20 door
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.

After growing up in Santa Cruz (high school and college), Ginny Mitchell moved to Canada, released her first album, and won Canadian County Music Association's Best New Female Vocalist Award (1986). The high-profile win eventually led her to tour throughout Canada and the US as an opening act for Tammy Wynette, k.d. lang, Ricky Skaggs, Asleep at the Wheel and Greg Allman. Her honest and soulful delivery was compared to Emmylou Harris, amongst others.

After returning to Santa Cruz, Ginny married film maker Marty Collins in 2001 and they started The Digital Media Factory with plans for Austin City Limits style live music. This was cut short by Marty's tragic illness and eventual death and Ginny was absent from the local music scene for several years. Returning to performance in 2016, she formed a swing band (western and gypsy jazz) which played twice at The Mug to a capacity audience. Ginny's current style is a rootsy mixture of Americana, folk and country. She most recently put together and fronted a tribute concert to Emmylou Harris. In this show she will be backed by two of Santa Cruz's premier guitarists, Yugi Tojo and Daniel Thomas for a night of originals and Americana covers from her current CD project.https://ginnymitchell.com/



Che Apalache
Latingrass with four-man string band based in Buenos Aires & members from Argentina, Mexico & USA

Tuesday, May 21st, 7:30pm $20/$20
<21 w/parent
PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS - FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The group's founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010. While patiently carving out a niche in the local music scene, Joe taught bluegrass and old-time music for a living. That's how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar) and Martin Bobrik (mandolin), his most dedicated students. They quickly became picking buddies and in 2013 decided to hit the stage. Che Apalache began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repetoire. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives. Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, their debut album, Latingrass, is a testament to a powerful cultural and musical exchange. http://www.cheapalache.com



Roy Book Binder
Singer-Songwriter-Storytelling-Bluesman / "The book is the real deal", Jorma Kaukonen

Wednesday, June 5th, 7:30pm $15/$15
<21 w/parent
PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS - FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Jorma Kaukonen on recording Roy Book Binder's Song: "Nobody writes in the idiom better than Roy Book Binder. He is a master player, singer, writer and teller of tales -- true tales. He wrote THE PREACHER PICKED THE GUITAR and passed it on to me. It is an honor to include it here.

Roy's eclectic repertoire includes blues, country tunes, bluegrass, folk, and popular songs that originated on Tin Pan Alley. Roy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot Tuna & Bonnie Raitt? Roy can. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. He's been featured on a PBS special and interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air. Roy is included in the Blues Who's Who and The Big Book Of the Blues. http://www.roybookbinder.com

When he rolls his 'Tour Bus' to town, a one-man blues-fest ensues. He plays and he entertains, feeding us music and stories, and the evening is a celebration for us all. We're privileged to have Roy here to preserve–and extend—the tradition of great American blues music.” - James Hip-Tiberon Daily




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Dan Walsh
UK Banjo Maestro

Thursday, June 13th 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $18 adv / $20 door
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.

Hailed as the finest and most diverse banjo player in the UK and possibly Europe (also an excellent singer, songwriter and guitarist), Dan Walsh has been described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT magazine). He has four critically acclaimed solo albums, and a new one coming up. As well as many tours of the UK (solo; The Dan Walsh Trio; The Urban Quartet), he also visits Canada, Germany, India, Norway New Zealand, and the US for performances and band camps. 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 banjo style….including playing Indian ragas, that will challenge any preconception you have about the instrument. Dan delighted and amazed Ugly Mug audience a couple of years ago and we are delighted to have him return as part of his US tour this year. www.danwalshbanjo.co.uk www.theufq.com

"Incredibly gifted, you must see him" - BBC RADIO 2
"Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant" - FROOTS




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band
Alt-Roots, Folkbilly!

Friday, June 21st, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $18 adv / $20 door
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.

The Nell & Jim Band bring together genre-busting artists and joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass, americana, roots, swing, jazz, and blues. Alt-Roots, Folkbilly - whatever you call it - it's original, well done, and a pleasure to hear. Featuring Nell Robinson on flute & vocals, and Jim Nunally on guitar & vocals, with backing by Jim Kerwin on upright bass, and Alex Aspinall on percussion, this configuration of the band gave an outstanding performance for us about a year ago.

Nell (aka Hilary Perkins) started her professional singing career later in life, "after 25 years of singing in my car", but has one of the finest voices in roots music. She honors her southern roots by taking, as her stage name, that of her Alabama grandmother.

Jim, as performer, composer, and record producer has been a staple of Bay Area bluegrass and traditional music for a quarter of a century. He has worked with many bands (including David Grisman) and has received Grammy and IBMA awards and has twice won the Western Flatpicking Guitar Championship. www.nellandjim.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

David Holodiloff Band

Thursday, July 11th 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $ adv / $ door
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.

More Information to come. http://daveholodiloff.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Dan and Laurel / Gary Stockdale

Friday, August 9th 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $ adv / $ door
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.

More Information to come. http://www.danandlaurel.ca/Tour.html http://garystockdale.com/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Rick Zeek

Saturday, September 28th 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $ adv / $ door
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.

More Information to come. http://rickzeek.com/



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Last Updated: 05/04/19