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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 $23adv / $23 door
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/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Colleen Raney Trio
Celtic
Thursday, June 1st, 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.

Among the finest interpreters of traditional songs of her generation, Portland, Oregon's Colleen Raney has just returned from a tour with Irish-American supergroup, Solas, and will be doing a swing down through California with Stuart Mason and Ryan Davidson. Colleen grew up inspired by the Irish and Scottish songs and tunes in the rich Irish community of Seattle. Her four solo CDs have staked her claim as a serious presence in Celtic music today and provoked Hearth Music to enthuse, "Singing with a deep love for the tradition and the dark poetry of Celtic song, Colleen has been drawing new life from old ballads and renewing our love for Celtic music." Irish Music Magazine called Raney "among the best in her genre." http://www.colleenraney.com

Veteran artist Stuart Mason (guitar, mandola, banjo, vocals) is a member of the popular Celtic band, Molly's Revenge and the old-time bluegrass band Little Black Train and has played at festivals from China to Ireland. He has also won awards for traditional singing and for song writing. His music blog, Fiddlefreak, is now 9 years old.

Ryan Davidson (bouzouki, vocals) is known for his powerful vocals and soulful style of folk storytelling. After a decade on the road playing rock-n-roll, he studied voice and jazz and then he was accepted into the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance in Limerick, Ireland where he studied the Irish Bouzouki and received an MA in Ethnomusicology.



Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash plus Carolyn Sills Combo
The "pure Americana heart and soul" of Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash meet the fresh twang of Carolyn Sill Combo
Saturday, June 10th, 8.00pm $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

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash: Described by Rolling Stone as "pure Americana heart and soul", The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the voice and vision of songwriter Mark Stuart. Since forming the band in 1995, he's performed with most every major artist in the Country and Americana music community. Stuart was personally given permission to use the band's name by Johnny Cash himself. He was also honored by the Man in Black with an invitation to record songs at Cash's own home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Two other iconic music legends, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, were also early believers who were instrumental in helping Stuart get his start. www.bsojc.com www.reverbnation.com/bastardsonsofjohnnycash

Carolyn Sills Combo: Nominated for a 2016 and 2017 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group of the year and a 2016 Academy of Western Artist Award for Western Swing group and album of the year, fans of classic country and western swing are falling in love with the band's original songs, written and produced by Carolyn Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan. Their current release, Dime Stories Vol 2, was named by No Depression as one of the top new release of 2016. The combo includes top Monterey Bay area players Charlie Joe Wallace on steel guitar, Jim Norris on drums and Sunshine Jackson on harmony vocals and percussion. http://www.carolynsills.com/about



The Freight Hoppers
Legendary Smokey Mountain string band presenting hard-driving Old Time music with an emotional, raw excitement
Wednesday, June 14th, 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

The Freight Hoppers are a four-piece string band presenting hard-driving old time music with an emotional, raw excitement that keeps one foot planted in the past and the other in the present. Of course that's only when they keep their feet still! The band started presenting their energetic take on fiddle band music four times a day, seven days a week at the Great Smoky Mountains Railway shortly after forming in 1992. Their repertoire includes music that was first recorded in the late 1920's and early 1930's and spans geographically from Mississippi to West Virginia. The heart of the band is mountain fiddling complemented by the clawhammer banjo and vocals of Frank Lee, while the rhythm section of string bass and Allie Burbrink on guitar and vocals hold down the ensemble. This show will feature the band's original fiddler, David Bass, and guest bassist Chris DeVictor. Based out of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, The Freight Hoppers draw from a deep source of rural southern music for their inspiration, and they are proud to present this music that is still meaningful today. http:// www.thefreighthoppers.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

The Songs of Audrey Auld Performed by Nina Gerber, Jeri Jones, and Pam Delgado

Thursday, June 15th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $20 adv / $20 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.

Australian singer-songwriter, Audrey Auld, was one of a kind: equal parts feisty, hilarious and true. It was through her songs that she was able to venture into the dark places of life and shine a humorous light upon them all while reminding us that we are all just "spiritual beings having a human experience". Audrey, who lived in Marin county, Nashville, and then back in California again, passed away on Aug 9th, after a battle with brain tumors, leaving a legacy of music that should continue to be heard. Nina Gerber, Jeri Jones and Pam Delgado have stepped forward to keep bringing her songs to you. All three have at one time or another been honored to share her stage, most notably the incomparable guitarist, Nina Gerber, who performed with her on and off since 2005. Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones (2/5 of the band Blame Sally), in addition to several public appearances, also joined her towards the end at San Quentin prison to perform songs from her album Hey Warden, a collaboration with her beloved writing students on "the inside". Please join Nina, Pam, and Jeri at the Ugly Mug Cafe on for a special night celebrating Audrey and her music. www.ninagerber.com



Austin Lounge Lizards
Hysterical satirical skewering through song
Thursday, June 29th, 7:30pm $20/$20
<21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show with Snazzy Productions
AT DON QUIXOTES MUSIC HALL
6275 Highway 9 in Downtown Felton, Reservations online or call 831-603-2294

The Austin Lounge Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown's slogan, “Live Music Capital of the World,” and its unofficial motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” Since 1980, the Lizards have been spoofing the topics American families try to avoid at the Thanksgiving table: subjects like politics, religion, romance, and themselves. With pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise, the band has become legendary for its satirical skewering through song.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Rita Hosking and Sean Feder
Song-writer with Country, Folk, and Mountain Sensibilities
Saturday, July 1st, 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.

Rita Hosking, a descendant of Cornish tin miners who immigrated to California, was raised as a mountain girl in Shasta County in a family where singing was very important. Her unique voice and sense of place and story have been captivating audiences in the US and the UK in coffee houses, folk clubs, performing arts centers and festivals big and small for the past 12 years, as well as resulting in 6 albums of her music. In addition to performing with her full band (Rita Hosking and Cousin Jack), she also performs in a duo, delivering her soul-stirring songs with authenticity, accompanied by her husband, Sean Feder, on sparkling banjo, soulful dobro, and occasional harmony. "Her songs are observational, political, and philosophical in an unaffected, organic way" (Songlines Magazine). http://www.ritahosking.com

"More authenticity and integrity than you can shake a stick at..." - Maverick Magazine (UK)
"timeless, unhurried elegance" - Acoustic Magazine

"From the time I first heard Rita sing, her voice grabbed me and did not let go ….from a deep place of raw and powerful emotion - Joe Craven, musician




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2016

Teresa Tudury
Part Sensitive Singer-Songwriter, Part Comedian, Part Cabaret Performer
Saturday, July 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.

Teresa Tudury was writing songs at 12, performing in SF nightclubs by 15, and for two decades wrote comedy and worked as a stage and screen actress in LA, in addition to her regular music gigs. She now lives in Sonoma. Her voice has been described as a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Rait (LA Weekly), perfectly complemented by her bluesy guitar work.

On stage it's a wild, wild ride with Teresa's magnetic personality, powerful singing, and a stream of side-splitting, self- deprecating humor. She has shared the stage with the best: Leonard Cohen, Lyle Lovett. Leo Kottke…… Her third album has just been released and the two earlier ones (1992 and 2002) rereleased. Some of you may have seen her when she headlined a Santa Cruz Live show at The Rio a couple of years back.http://teresatudury.net/



"…makes Robin Williams seem restrained" - Santa Barbara News Press

"….a presence worth discovering, a simmering Mother Lode of singing, songwriting, acting and madcap comedy talent" - The Hollywood Reporter



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