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The Naked Bootleggers Plus Risky Biscuits
Hip shakin' Newgrass, Bluegrass & Americana; Risky Biscuits just played main stage at Strawberry
Saturday, April 7th, 8:00pm $10/$15
21 and over
FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

The Naked Bootleggers: Local favorites from the Santa Cruz Mountains bring a fresh approach to OLD TIME MOUNTAIN MUSIC. Reviving the standards of yesterday while writing standards for tomorrow, local musicians Don Mackessy (banjo), Ona Stewart (guitar), S.T. Young (guitar, washboard, harmonica), James Mackessy (bass), Jeremy Lampel (mandolin) are bridging the gap between old time and contemporary music with captivating vocal harmonies, lyrical creativity and that high lonesome sound of old. http://www.facebook.com/The-Naked-Bootleggers

The Risky Biscuits: From the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Risky Biscuits bring an original mix of heel-kicking stompers and humble ballads, creating an eclectic mix of Americana, bluegrass, and country. With six members total and guest musicians sitting in on every show, we never deliver the same performance twice. Catch one of our shows and you'll know we're in it for the music. They are made their second appearance on the mainstage at the Strawberry Music Festival this past September.www.theriskybiscuits.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Brooks Williams
Consumate Country Blues/Americana Artist!
Friday, April 13th, 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.

Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he's a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, "he has a beautiful voice," says AmericanaUK, "that you just melt into." Not one easy to pigeon-hole, he combines roots, jazz, blues and folk. Brooks' music is the love-child of country-blues and soulful Americana.

His massive repertoire (he has released over 25 CDs!) spans classic roots and blues, as well as compelling covers from the likes of Dave Alvin, Buddy Miller and Mose Allison. His own songs are thoroughly alive with clearly-drawn ironic characters, like Frank Delandry and Evil Knievel, and rich in blues pathos.

Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for over twenty-five years, touring constantly in the US, UK and Europe. Audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band? The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a "fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!". He currently resides in the UK, but is doing a three week tour of the Us in April."

Talent, taste and astonishing technique." - Blues Revue www.brookwilliams.com



James Lee Stanley
New CD is “Backstage at the Resurrection”
Wednesday, April 18th, 7:30pm $12/$15
<21 with parent
FC Cosponsored Show
AT MICHAEL'S ON MAIN
2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073, Reservations online or call 831 479 9777

"It is simple, really. With James Lee you get great songs, great guitar playing, great voice and a gifted comedian as well. You are in for a very entertaining evening.Village Voice

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.

It is only a long-lived singer-songwriter career that lets JAMES LEE STANLEY unite the unpredictable creative turns and the eclectic elements that make up his world. His remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each recorded with a finely crafted with guitar orchestrations that enhance the lyric. But a whole new dimension is added when James Lee performs live. These incredible songs, coupled with his outrageously hilarious repartee, make for an evening of hilarity and tenderness and one of the most entertaining concerts on the circuit. https://jamesleestanley.com




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Rita Hosking and Sean Feder
Song-writer with Country, Folk, and Mountain Sensibilities
Saturday, April 28th, 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 13 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). Rita and Sean performed for us about a year ago to a sold out audience and it is a delight to have them return. 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




Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Todalo Shakers

Friday, May 18th, 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.

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Michael Shay and Chris Kee

Friday, May 25th, 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.

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Steve Palazzo and Charlie Rice, with special guest, Rachel Goodman

Saturday, June 2nd, 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.

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

"'Em Gurlz" (Tracy Parker and Patti Maxine)

Saturday, June 23rd, 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.

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Dirk Hamilton, with special guest, Marky Starks

Friday, July 13th, 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.

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Fiddling Cricket & Canyon Acoustic Society Concert Series 2018

Villanelle

Sunday, July 22nd, 7:00pm Tickets $adv / $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.

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Last Updated: 03/03/18