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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Cache Valley Drifters
Americana
Friday, October 12th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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.

The Cache Valley Drifters are Bill Griffin, Wally Barnick, and Mike Mullins, originally from the Santa Barbara area, with about 140 years of music performing experience between them. They perform with exquisite instrumentation (guitar, mandolin, bass), gorgeous harmonies, intelligent song selections (mostly covers, both well-known and arcane) and hilarious personalities. Pushing the boundaries of acoustic music for over four decades, CVD's sound is a blend of musical styles and influences that focuses on unique arrangements, driving rhythm, and rich vocal presentations. It was Americana before the name existed! They were also the backing band for legendary singer-songwriter, Kate Wolf, in the 70's. While their music sits on a solid foundation of bluegrass and folk, these guys can and do branch out in many other directions, including the Dead and Cream.

They have played many concerts for Fiddling Cricket over a 20 year period, keep threatening to retire, and keep coming back for "just one more tour". We hope that will continue for a while longer. www.facebook.com/theCacheValleyDrifters



Dayan Kai
Keys, Strings, Winds & Skins; a true Multi-Instrumentalist Virtuoso with an outstanding voice
Sunday, October 14th, 2:30pm $17/$20
<21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show, Presented with Snazzy Productions
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Dayan (DAY-uhn) Kai is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, vocalist, and producer with a lifelong dedication to music. Equally versed in jazz, blues, world, Americana, bluegrass, folk and rock, Dayan demonstrates a depth of musicality that bridges cultural and musical worlds. Dayan has self-produced and released six solo albums including Resonate, Treat A Stranger Right, Livin' Like A Rat Again, The First Twelve Years, All Kai, Songs of Sunday, as well as two albums with his former band Water, Scrape the Sun and Look out the Window and a duo album Make It Rain with frequent collaborator Keith Greeninger. Dayan also contributed his talents on a multitude of albums in the folk, jazz & world genres. www.dayankai.com



Chris Webster and Nina Gerber
Chris Webster is a soul singer beyond genre and Nina Gerber is a soulful guitarist beyond belief.
Wednesday, October 17th, 7:30pm $20/$23
<21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show, Presented with Snazzy Productions
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Chris Webster is a soul singer beyond genre. In the course of recording over 20 albums on her own and with others, she has drawn equally from classic R&B thumpers and gospel-grass prayers, from rockabilly rave-ups and singer/songwriter confessions. Webster's work is rooted in the classic American tension between a yearning for transcendence and a lusty connection to the here-and-now. Her voice conveys a passion that connects with the longings of her audience. She expresses sometimes-troubled feelings that everyone understands. But Webster goes beyond pain to hope; her voice can be a compassionate balm to the troubled soul. Performing live, her intensity brings a hush to every room she plays. Those who see her hear it: Chris Webster is the real deal. http://www.chriswebstermusic.com/

Nina Gerber: "...the epitome of a perfect musician! It is so Zen the way she perfectly under-girds and complements whatever music is at hand, never playing an extraneous or superfluous or irrelevant note, & always being perfectly in the flow with whatever she is playing & whomever she's playing with! Playing Music together on that level is Divine!--- everything else is a more or less skillful filling the air with a more or less pleasant bunch of notes!" Maria Muldaur, Los Angeles Feb 10, 2018 http://www.ninagerber.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

2 Rivers (Richard Bryant & Kyle Kovalik)
Acoustic pop, rock, and blues
Saturday, October 20th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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.

2 Rivers is the confluence of two voices and visions, creating a moving, sonic flow of harmonies and song craft you're sure to enjoy.


Richard Bryanthas toured the world as a vocalist with major acts from the Doobie Brothers to the Little River Band. Most recently he can be heard as the golden voiced lead singer with Santa Cruz's own White Album Ensemble. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Richard has made his home in the Monterey Bay for many years, and spends his non-singing time as a recording engineer and recording educator.


Conversely, Kyle Kovalik is a native of this area but spent the majority of his musical life playing guitar in Seattle, along with major time in the Rocky Mountain region. Recently returned to his home roots, Kyle's fiery licks and unusual finger style picking will wow you, along with his soulful songwriting.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Sweet Potatoes

Saturday, November 3rd, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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.

MORE INFORMATION TO COME. http://www.thesweetpotatoes.com/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Cosy Sheridan

Friday, November 9th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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.

MORE INFORMATION TO COME. https://www.cosysheridan.com/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Sherry Austin / Rick Shea

Thursday, November 29th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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.

MORE INFORMATION TO COME.
http://www.sherry-austin.com/
https://rickshea.com/




Cosponsored with Fiddling Cricket Concerts, Canyon Acoustic Society, the Ugly Mug Coffee House & Snazzy Productions

The Patti Maxine Experience
Saturday, December 1st, 7:00pm & 9:15pm General Admission $25, Gold Circle $35, General Admission Door $30
AT KUUMBWA

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Call Snazzy for tickets 831 479-9421 or buy tickets here

Patti Maxine is a Santa Cruz music icon affectionately known as "The Queen of Steel" for her signature lap steel playing. She will celebrate her 80th year*, her 66th year performing, the release of her first album, Steelin' Home, and her change in hairstyle (no longer silver flowing waist length) with her music friends and her fans. Backed by a full band, Patti will also play and sing solo and with other guest artists.

Patti was originally drawn to the lap steel, as a young girl in Virginia, owing to its presence and sound in Hawaiian music. Moving west, she won her first competition more than 60 years ago and eventually landed up in the Santa Cruz area, where she was a member of the first local Western Swing band, Saddle up and Boogie. She later joined Island Breeze, a local Hawaiian band still performing. Over the last 5 years Patti was lead steel guitarist in the popular Americana/folk group, Henhouse, and most recently she joined Jazz the Dog, a collective of local musical luminaries led by Rhan Wilson. In addition to these regular gigs, Patti is asked to play with just about everyone in town, from very young groups to her own (nearly) generation - a testimony to both the quality of her playing and her willingness and skill in giving others performance space. When Hawaiian masters come to town, they often request her services and she is now also invited each year to perform at the Maui Steel Guitar Festival, quite an honor for a mainlander.

It is no surprise that she has become a sought after session player, recording with dozens of artists. It is a surprise, however, that Patti has never recorded an album of her own. This is now rectified with the release, at this concert, of Steelin' Home, a collection of her favorite material covering a wide genre and featuring Patti on lap steel guitar, guitar, and vocals.

"Royalty (for example The Queen of England) often has two birthdays: a real one and an "official" one which her subjects can celebrate. Patti's real 80th birthday was in September. This Dec 1st show is the "official" celebration of the Queen of Steel's 80th, and, to accommodate as many of her subjects (sorry, fans) as possible, there will be both an early show (7pm) and a late show (9.15pm)."




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Jazz The Dog

Saturday, December 8th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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.

MORE INFORMATION TO COME. http://www.rhanwilson.com/jazzthedog/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Coastal Prairie Band

Saturday, December 15th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door 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.

MORE INFORMATION TO COME. https://www.facebook.com/Coastalprairie/



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Last Updated: 09/29/18