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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Michael Gaither and His New Best Friends
Singer songwriter, Americana
Friday, November 1st 7:30pm 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.

Nostalgia for drive-in theaters. The angst of driving Highway 17. The wrath of bad karma. Just a few of the topics you can expect in a show from songwriter Michael Gaither. Probably best known as a solo performer with five CDs of original material, Michael has most recently added a full band to the mix.

Michael Gaither and His New Best Friends backs Michael's Americana originals and adds covers from the likes of Tom Petty, Warren Zevon, and Rodney Crowell - artists whom Michael frequently also plays in his new side gig as a DJ on KPIG radio. Michael and His New Best Friends features Michael on vocals, guitar, and banjo, Eliza James on harmony vocals, Joe Bac on lead guitar and Greg Abelar on bass.

"Gaither's sense of humor and keen observation of the human experience preside over his clever Americana originals." - Amanda Martinez, Good Times Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA

"For our baby boomer audience you are a light in the darkness. Thanks for what you do!" - Jim Park, Broken Road Radio

"Michael draws the audience into the music through his intelligent, sophisticated lyrics about common everyday subjects to which we can all relate. He sounds like Bob Dylan, if Dylan was born in Texas and moved to Santa Cruz" - KVMR-FM 88.9 FM, Nevada City CA



Del Rey
“Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.”
- Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Thursday, November 7th, 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

Del Rey plays country blues, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie and more. Del Rey has contributed to projects in honor of The Mississippi Sheiks, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Johnny Cash. She occasionally writes about music for various publications, including Acoustic Guitar. Del's most recent release is just her, singing with uke and guitar; it's called Solo . All albums available from Hobemian Records. https://delreyplays.com

Del Rey, One of the Ukulele's Most Important Players and TeachersUkulele Magazine 2016
Del Rey is one of the most sublime modern guitarists." La Hora del Blues Barcelona




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Sharon Allen and the Dusty Boots
Folk, Americana, Blues, Originals
Saturday, November 9th 7:30pm 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.

Soquel Local songbird, Sharon Allen's musical path started in Maryland, amongst a family of fireside musicians. The calling was in her blood, and she found her way, dancing, singing, clogging and picking to California, where, for many years, she fronted a blues rock band, The Firebirds. Working with B.B. King, Etta James, Robben Ford, Elvin Bishop, and Lonnie Mack only honed Sharon's musical chops. Fifteen years ago Allen found her writer's voice and an ongoing collaboration with Sherry Austin and a renewed appreciation of acoustic music. For the past several years The Sherry Austin with Henhouse group found a natural home in the folk music family of California's central coast. Sharon is currently investing her musical efforts with her own band, Sharon Allen and The Dusty Boots (Sharon vocals and guitar; Mike Mongiello, guitar; Jerry Bradley,vocals and bass; and Jimmy Norris, vocals and percussion). In this show Jim Hannibal, saxophone, will join as a guest and Sharon promises to mix it up with some folk, country and toe-tapping blues! www.sharon-allen.com

"Sharon Allen is way up on the list of sweet voiced singers….unpretentious music that is beautiful and lasting" - Sleepy John Sandidge, Snazzy Productions



Chris Webster & Nina Gerber
Chris Webster is a soul singer beyond genre and Nina Gerber is a soulful guitarist beyond belief
Thursday, November 14th, 7:30pm $20/$23
<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

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, http://www.ninagerber.com

www.sonicbids.com/ChrisWebsterNinaGerber



Incendio
Latin-based world-fusion— exemplary guitar, catchy, dynamic arrangements, fiery performances
Sunday, November 17th, 2:00pm $12/$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

Incendio has once again summoned the muse and created a new album of incendiary, passionate, breath-taking, original music. Appropriately-titled Summoning the Muse, the recording features all the beloved attributes of this Latin-based world-fusion band — exemplary guitar playing, catchy melodies, dynamic arrangements and fiery performances. Incendio has legions of fans throughout the United States from two decades of extensive touring and they have a strong international audience from their previous eight best-selling albums. The guitar-playing members of the group — Jim Stubblefield, Jean-Pierre Durand and Liza Carbe — have their own recordings released, and all three (as well as their drummer Timothy Curle) have performed and recorded with many others acts. http://incendioband.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Josh Lowe and Patti Maxine

Friday, December 6th 7:30pm 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.

More Information to Come




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Sylvia Herold and Chuck Ervin

Friday, December 13th 7:30pm 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.

More Information to Come



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