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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL
Blue Summit

Friday, February 8th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
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.bluesummitmusic.com/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Nina Gerber and Chris Webster
Superb Guitar; Wonderful Voice
Saturday, February 9th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $20/$25
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 originally coming to prominence as accompanist and close musical companion to Kate Wolf, Nina Gerber spent more than two decades as "guitarist of choice" for recordings and performances with a huge number of folk performers, as well becoming a respected producer and arranger. During this time she earned a devoted following. After appearing on, or producing, over 60 albums, she has in recent years released her own solo CDs, both live performance and studio. Nina always emphasizes taste over technical skill (which she has in abundance), providing a soulful enhancement to whichever vocalist she is accompanying; Karla Bonhoff, Peter Rowan, Eliza Gilkyson, Greg Brown, Laurie Lewis, and here Chris Webster. http://www.ninagerber.com

"One of the best acoustic and electric guitarists in the folk genre." - Frets Magazine

Chris Webster's voice has those ineffable qualities of vocal grain, emotional nuance, phrasing, and warmth which characterize truly great and moving singers in any style. She covers a wide range of material, including her own as a songwriter, accompanied by the fabulous guitar work of Nina Gerber. She also still fronts the ever popular Sacramento party band, Mumbo Gumbo (for over 20 years!), and occasionally teams up with her classical soprano sister, Cassie, as The Webster Sisters, performing traditional folk. Chris also can, and will, play a variety of instruments. http://www.chriswebstermusic.com

"…each note she sings conveys a probing, acute, sensitivity to the little complications in life and love, with a sexy edge to boot" - No Depression Magazine




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Jeffrey Halford and The Healers
An Intimate Acoustic Blues Evening
Saturday, February 16th, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) $15/ $18
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.

Jeffrey Halford is a soulful singer-songwriter with musical and literary influences ranging from Roger Miller and Johnny Cash, to Raymond Carver and Pablo Neruda. He is an excellent blues slide guitarist and has shared the stage with the likes of Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, Etta James, Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, and Dave Alvin, plus many others.

Owing to trouble at home and some minor clashes with the law, Halford had the worst attendance record in his high school graduating class. However, after being given a resonant nylon string guitar by his father, things started to turn around. After high school he enrolled in architecture school in San Francisco. While there he was inspired by an encounter with the street band Jimmy Ventilator and Harry Spider and this changed his life. Halford spent a year working with them, honing his chops playing on the street to crowds in Union Square and Chinatown. From there, he moved on to backing West Coast blues artists like J.J.Malone and Sonny Lane in Oakland, formed a rockabilly band, and eventually formed The Healers. He has been on the road ever since, recording 7 albums on the way.

The show at Ugly Mug will be intimate and acoustic with Jeffrey on slide guitar and lead vocals, accompanied by The Healers (double bass, keyboard/percussion, harmony vocals). http://jeffreyhalford.com/

"A talented wordsmith with the soul of a rugged roadhouse rocker" -Michael Berick, No Depression .



Tribute to Emmy Lou Harris
AJ Lee, Jim Lewin, Patti Maxine, Ginny Mitchell & Karin Phoenix
Tonight, we present a tribute to one of the giants of country music
Wednesday, March 13th, 7:30pm $15/$18
<21 w/parent
A MITCHELL COLLINS PRODUCTION - FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

Emmylou Harris was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. She reimagined classic country music; discovered new songwriting talent and recorded key songs; and created albums that served as guideposts to what is now called Americana music. Ginny Mitchell has put together an all-star lineup of beautiful voices and instrumental masters to pay tribute to Emmy Lou. https://ginnymitchell.com and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmylou_Harris

AJ Lee: songwriter extraordinaire, eight-time winning NCBS Female Vocalist of the Year, and 2018 Mandolin Player of the Year

Jim Lewin: guitarist, songwriter, and producer and Edge of the West bandleader. He has also worked a lot with Todd Snider, Frank Wakefield, and Lacy J. Dalton to name just a few.

Patti Maxine is simply one of our nation's finest lap steel guitar players and has a terrific voice

Ginny Mitchell's music is a “rootsy” mix of Americana, folk and country. Ginny is an accomplished singer, writer and instrumentalist. Her voice is a crystal clear, soulful gift of nature.

Karin Phoenix has performed with Brian Setzer, Tim McGraw, Doobie Brothers, Edgar Winer, Johnny Paycheck, The White Album Ensemble and fronts her own Phoenix Rising Band.




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

The Quitters (Glenn Houston and Stevie Coyle)
Guitar Flatpick and Fingerpick Mastery
Saturday, March 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.

The Quitters are a guitar duo, consisting of a right-side up finger picker and an upside down flat picker. More importantly they were two of the three founding members of the virtuoso string band, The Waybacks, and one was the long-time lead guitarist for, Houston Jones. Now they play together, on their own, hence the name, "The Quitters". They deliver a mostly acoustic celebration of flatpick and fingerstyle mastery, plus vocals, spiced with humor and serendipity. https://www.quittersduo.com/

Glenn Houston's guitarist influences range from Albert King to Doc Watson, as shows in his mastery of both the acoustic and electric guitar. He co-founded the Waybacks in 1999 with Stevie Coyle and Chojo Jacques, was co-founder of the Houston Jones band, with vocalist Travis Jones. Stevie Coyle was inspired to take up finger-picking guitar by the first Hot Tuna album. After degrees in Theatre and Theology he hit the road with The Royal Lichtenstein Circus, doing comedy, magic, wire-walking, sword-swallowing, and juggling. He collaborated with Roy Zimmerman for 25 years, including the folk tribute / parody band, The Foremen, and comedy duo, The Reagan Bros. In 1999 he co-founded The Waybacks and toured with them from through 2007. Since then he has released a solo CD and opened his own high-end acoustic guitar shop, Mighty Fine Guitars, in Lafayette, CA



Blue Summit featuring A.J. Lee
Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, Western Swing, and Blues
Wednesday, March 20th, 7:30pm $12/$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

Blue Summit combines accomplished instrumental work with powerful vocals and a loose interpretation of traditional bluegrass. The founding members met at bluegrass festivals, which they have been going to since they were toddlers. Through these festivals, they developed their friendships as well as a deep love and understanding of bluegrass music, and of music in general. Taking in elements from bluegrass, western swing, soul, folk, rock, and old time music, this band of friends puts their heart into their music, and has been recognized as the 2018 NCBS Band of the Year. At the head of the group is AJ Lee, songwriter extraordinaire, eight-time winning NCBS Female Vocalist of the Year, and 2018 Mandolin Player of the Year. The rest of Blue Summit's accomplishments can be accredited to the dedication, persistence, and passion of founding members Isaac Cornelius (bass), Jesse Fichman (guitar), and two-time Guitar Player of the Year, Sullivan Tuttle. Blue Summit has played at festivals all around California, including the CBA Father's Day Festival, the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, and the Kate Wolf Music Festival. They have recently released their first album, Sweet Company. http://www.bluesummitmusic.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

The Harmony People (a vocal duo) / Menage (a local eclectic quartet)

Friday, March 22nd, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15 adv / $18 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 duo of Gary Garret and Anjalisa Aitkin, started in 2013, when Gary was giving a concert/workshop and Anjelisa started harmonizing from the audience. Everyone within earshot quickly recognized their potential synergy. Originally they named the duo Voice Recognition, in honor of the way they met, and toured the West Coast and Hawaii. In 2015, however, a chance encounter with someone, who had heard of them from a friend, who said "Oh, you are the harmony people" seemed serendipitous. They have two CD's of original, folky, and uplifting material, and also teach harmony workshops in a house concert setting. http://www.theharmonypeople.com

"…harmony of the spheres, both gutsy and whimsical, the most intricate harmonies…" …..Suni, a fan

Menage, locals from around Santa Cruz, play an eclectic variety of acoustic music, including Folk, Country, Americana, String Jazz and originals, using multiple instruments and three lead and harmony voices. Their music has recently been described as "Blue Cowboy Folk Jazz", a description they rather like. Influences range from Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt through to David Grisman to Pat Metheny. Laid back, but never boring, Menage is Jay Bowyer (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Wendy Treat (vocals, ukulele), Ron Clegg (acoustic and electric guitars) and Cheryl D'Alessandro (vocals). Recently they have started playing The Davenport Roadhouse on the 1st Tuesday of the month. https://www.facebook.com/MenageauVale/






Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

The Real Sarahs

Saturday April 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.

MORE INFORMATION TO COME. https://therealsarahs.com/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Blue Summit

Friday, April 26th, 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.

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




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Michael McNevin

Friday, May 3rd, 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.michaelmcnevin.com/




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2019

Ginny Mitchell

Saturday, May 18th, 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. https://ginnymitchell.com/



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Last Updated: 02/19/19