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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2020

Nell and Jim Band
Alt-Roots, Folkbilly!
Saturday, February 15th, 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, Rob Reich on accordion and keyboards, and Alex Aspinall on percussion, the band gave an outstanding performance for us last year…and the year before, and we are very happy to have them back again! www.nellandjim.com

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.



Michael Doucet & Sarah Quintana
Michael's new solo Compass Records CD is “Lacher Prise” features Sarah Quintana on guitar and vocals and Chad Viator on Guitar— Chad has just been added to the live show! Tonight's Concert will be a trio now.

Wednesday, February 19th, 7:30pm $22/$25
<21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

This year Michael Doucet, will be touring in an intimate trio setting with his latest musical collaborators Sarah Quintana and Chad Viator. BeauSoleil's iconic founder, Michael Doucet; the multi-Grammy winner and National Heritage Fellowship recipient has released his first solo album in 10 years this on Compass Records. Entitled "Lacher Prise (Let it Go)”, the album departs from the established sound of BeauSoleil (currently celebrating their 44th year together) with a more energized exploration of the regional music of his home state of Louisiana. Doucet describes the album's music as “Les îles Français Zarico”, a description that takes into account an eclectic mix of styles including New Orleans rhythm & blues and Southwest Louisiana rock ‘n roll, as well as his own interpretations of zydeco and Cajun, infused with the intoxicating rhythms of the French Caribbean. https://beausoleilmusic.com

COME EARLY FOR A CAJUN DINNER SPECIAL: CORNMEAL CRUSTED CATFISH WITH WHISKEY REMOULADE, CHEDDAR & JALAPENO CORNBREAD AND COLLARD




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2020

The Keller Sisters / Travis Jones (solo)
Americana, Blues, Folk
Saturday, February 22nd, 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 Keller Sisters, Sheryl (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Kerry (cajon, harmonica, uke, vocals), from San Francisco, have a lifetime of singing together, started out by practicing Beatles harmonies as kids and joining their mother in musical theater. Their original material (Americana, folk, blues, musical theater) is filled with harmony, humor, and their warm stage presence. They have made 3 albums and are working on a 4th. http://www.thekellersisters.com
"…splendid evening, and your material rendered a warm and textual contribution" - Music at the Meadow

Travis Jones, at age 4, sang gospel with his mother, a professional blues singer, in the deep south. After an extensive carrier in various bands, including in Europe while serving 6 years in the army, he came to California, where he started and led several more bands, and worked a considerable time in live theater (most notably as musical director and star of "Lost Highway, the legend and music of Hank Williams"). He has shared the stage with many well-known artists (eg Waylon Jennings, John Hartford) and for over a decade was the lead singer in Houston Jones (7 CDs) and now fills the same role for The Jones Gang. www.thejonesgang.com



Vishtèn
High voltage modern takes on traditional French Acadian songs with virtuosic instrumentals
Wednesday, March 4th, 7:30pm $20/$22
<21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

For over a decade, the Acadian trio Vishtèn has dazzled audiences with its fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern rock sensibility and indie-folk influences. Lauded as “traditional but fiercely up-to-the- moment” (Penguin Eggs), this band from Canada's east coast has been recognized as an ambassador of Francophone culture around the world. The trio comprises multi-instrumentalists Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc from the Evangeline Region of Prince Edward Island, and Magdalen Islands' native, Pascal Miousse. Cradled in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, in the North Atlantic Ocean, Prince Edward Island is home to a small but thriving a Francophone Acadian community with a rich tradition of song and instrumental music. Nearby, the even smaller archipelago of the Magdalen Islands (les Îles de la Madeleine) is predominantly Francophone, recognized for its distinctive French dialect, songs and unique fiddling style. All three members of Vishtèn were raised in homes in which traditional music, percussive dance and kitchen parties were part of everyday life. Together, they pay homage to their traditions and to the historic and strong musical connections between their two island Acadian communities. Celtic society members receive $2 discount on the above prices by way of rebate at the door PRESENTED BY THE CELTIC SOCIETY OF THE MONTEREY BAY http://vishten.net/welcome/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2020

J P Cormier
A unique virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Nova Scotia
Friday, March 6th, 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $20 adv / $23 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.

J. P. Cormier is a truly amazing musician - "one of the most important guitar players of his generation" - Chet Atkins - and the guitar is only one of the about 8 instruments he plays, though he concentrates on guitar, fiddle, and banjo, and has solo albums for each of these. He is an icon of the Cape Bretton, Nova Scotia music scene because of this, but he is also an outstanding songwriter. Hometown Battlefield, his song about soldier PTSD and suicides, written after a trip to Afghanistan in 2007, and released on YouTube in 2015, immediately had over a million views.

J. P. has been playing professionally for 37 years (and he is only 50!) and early on worked in the US for a number of years as a session musician, playing on the festival circuit and at The Grand Ole Opry, and earning a music education degree, before eventually moving to Nova Scotia to concentrate on his solo playing and song writing. He has 16 albums, won 15 East Coast Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and 5 Nova Scotia Awards.

When Chuck Brodsky visited The Mug last month for a sold-out show, and heard J. P. was coming, he said "if you miss this show you will hear about it and wish you had not missed it!" So reserve early, as we are already half full. http://www.jp-cormier.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2020

Letitia VanSant

Friday, March 27th, 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.

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Missy Raines and Laurie Lewis
Missy with her quartet and Laurie with her trio
Wednesday, April 1st, 7:30pm $15/$15
<21 w/parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

From her tenure playing with The Claire Lynch Band, Eddie Adcock, Josh Graves, Jim Hurst, Kenny Baker, and Jesse McReynolds to her 8 International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, Missy Raines has proven herself without doubt as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist. But with her newest release, Royal Traveller, Raines has stepped into the spotlight as a songwriter for the first time. The album digs deep into Raines' family life and her upbringing in West Virginia. Featuring previous and current members of her live band, as well as cameos from other bluegrass greats such as Stuart Duncan and Tim O'Brien, the album is a gorgeous look into the perspective, history, and musical influences of one of Nashville's most beloved musicians, Missy Raines.

Royal Traveller is Raines' third album for Compass Records, and the first produced by Compass' owner and founder, and renowned banjo player Alison Brown. "I went into this project with Alison with the mindset that I wanted to stretch myself and see what I could do. I think we achieved what I was looking for, which is something further reaching and bigger than what I would have accomplished on my own," says Raines. http://www.missyraines.com

For fiddler, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and Grammy-winner Laurie Lewis, the traditions of bluegrass and folk aren't so much tools in her hands, but burning sources of inspiration that have driven her through a 30+ year career at the forefront of American roots music. A pioneering woman in bluegrass, Laurie has paved the way for many young women today, always guided by her own love of traditional music and the styles of her heroes that came before. Since her debut in 1986, Laurie has recorded over 20 albums. She's been a founding member of the Good Ol' Persons and the Grant Street String Band, twice been voted IBMA's Female Vocalist of the Year, her classic rendition of Kate Long's song, "Who Will Watch the Home Place?" won International Bluegrass Song of the Year, and her latest album with her band the Right Hands, The Hazel and Alice Sessions, was nominated for the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 2017. Laurie's upcoming album, …and Laurie Lewis , is due out January 2020 and features intimate duets—among others—with Molly Tuttle, Mike Marshall, Nina Gerber, Tom Rozum, Tatiana Hargreaves, and Todd Phillips. https://laurielewis.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2020

Those Guys

Saturday, April 4th, 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.

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2020

Tony Furtado Trio

Tuesday, April 28th, 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $20 adv / $23 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.

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2020

Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt Together!

Thursday, April 30th, 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $20 adv / $23 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.

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2020

The Jones Gang

Saturday, May 16th, 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.

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2020

Susan Gibson

Saturday, May 30th, 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.

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2020

Carbe Durand Duo

Saturday, June 6th, 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.

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2020

Steve Keyes

Friday, June 12th, 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.

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Last Updated: 02/17/20