The Northern California Bluegrass Highlights For November 2014

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Kathy Kallick

Kathy Kallick

There will be plenty of great live bluegrass shows all around Northern California this month. Join NCBS Members as they enjoy the harvest and musical bounty of November, 2014!

NOVEMBER

1 – Kathy Kallick Band, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View. (NCBS-welcomed)

1 – Mild Colonial Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

1 – David Thom Band, Ray’s Deli, Petaluma.

1 – One Grass Two Grass Red Grass Bluegrass, Old Belle, Canyon Johnson, Bearcat Stringband, 50 Mason Social House, San Francisco.

1 – Skyline Special, Lulu Carpenter’s, Santa Cruz.

carolyn-sills-combo-logo-bw1 – Carolyn Sills Combo, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

Corralitos Open Farm Tour

Corralitos Open Farm Tour

1 – Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

1 – Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Nevada Theatre, Nevada City.

1 – Sugar By The Pound, Crooked Road Ceili Band, Chava, Corralitos Open Farm Tour, The Market Place, Corralitos.

santa-clara-train-station-painting1 – High Country, Los Banos Arts Council, Ted Falasco Arts Center, Los Banos.

1 – Dave Rainwater, Stage 3, Sonora.

1 – T Sisters, Arcata Playhouse, Arcata.

1 – Nell Robinson & The Rose of No-Man’s Land, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.

Pacific Grass & Electric

Pacific Grass & Electric

Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association

Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association

1 – South Bay Historic Railroad Society Train Show Bluegrass Jam, Historic Santa Clara Depot, Santa Clara. (10:00am-2:00pm — NCBS-welcomed)

2 — Santa Clara Valley Fiddler’s Association Jam & Kid Fiddle Contest, Hoover School, San Jose.

2 – Kathy Kallick Band, Joe & Hattie Craven, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

2 – Peter Rowan, Aromas Grange Hall, Aromas.

Hattie Craven

Hattie Craven

2 – The Springhouse, Monica Pasqual, The Moss House, Oakland.

2 – Pacific Grass & Electric, Them Traveling Birds, Thee Parkside, San Francisco.

2 – Susie Glaze & The HiLonesome Band, New West, Repertory East Playhouse, Newhall.

3 – Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

3 – The Alabama Bowties, Amnesia, San Francisco.

4 – Slide Road, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

4 – Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

4 – Eric Burman & BanjerDan, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

5 – Bill Evans & Friends With David Thom, Jim Nunally, Paul Shelasky & Markie Sanders, Zodiac’s, Petaluma.

5 — Blue & Lonesome, Le Bateau Irve, Berkeley.

6 – Bangers & Grass, Kensington Circus Pub, Kensington.

6 – Jeanie & Chuck’s Country Round-Up, Atlas Cafe, San Francisco.

6 – Squirrel Butter With Earl White & Adrienne Davis (Square Dance), Native Sons Of The Golden West Hall, Santa Cruz.

6 — Open Mike Hosted By The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Summit House Beer Garden, Los Gatos.

7 — Vince Gill & The Time Jumpers, Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton.

7 – Cimmaron Rose Band, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

7 – Mike Grimes, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

7-9 – Southwest Bluegrass Association Fall Campout, Hesperia Lake Park, Hesperia.

8 – Sing Out For The Late Regina Bartlett, Old Schoolhouse, Hollister.

Jayme Kelly Curtis

Jayme Kelly Curtis

Wendy Burch Steele

Wendy Burch Steele

8 — Front Country, The Woodshed, St. James Church, San Jose. (NCBS-welcomed)

8 — Wendy Burch Steele & Redwood, Sutter Creek Theatre, Sutter Creek.

8 — Jayme Kelly Curtis Benefit Concert With Joe, Hattie & Patty Craven, Jon Lawton, Aki Kumar Blues Band, Rhan Wilson & Rick Zeek, Jim Fowler, Scott’s Valley. ( (RSVP) janetromanowski32 (at) gmail (dot) com required)

8 – Vince Gill & The Time Jumpers, Wells Fargo Center For The Arts, Santa Rosa.

8 — Point Music Film Festival & Bluegrass Concert, Tenth Avenue Arts Center, San Diego.

8 — Maverick — A Bluegrass Duo, A Grape In The Fog, Pacifica.

9 – Vince Gill & The Time Jumpers, Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego.

Mollie O'Brien

Mollie O'Brien

10 — Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit

11 — Abbott Family Band, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

12 — Dark Hollow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

12 — Mr. Banjo & The Lonesome Wailers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

13 – Banjo Extravaganza With Tony Furtado, Mark Johnson & Bill Evans, Plus John Reischman, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally & Sharon Gilchrist, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.

13 – Chris Webster & Nina Gerber, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, (House Concert) prattb136 (at) aol (dot) com, Morgan Hill.

banjo-extravaganza-dq-poster-1413 — First Aid Kit, Samantha Crain, Fox Theatre, Oakland. (NCBS-welcomed)

14 — Small Town Therapy, Will Fourt & Shelia Golden, Santa Cruz Mountain String Trio, Cave Concert, In The Forest Near Santa Cruz Somewhere,  (RSVP) sheilamgolden (at) gmail (dot) com.

14 – Banjo Extravaganza With Tony Furtado, Mark Johnson & Bill Evans, Plus John Reischman, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally & Sharon Gilchrist, Palms Playhouse, Winters.

14 – Chris Webster & Nina Gerber, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Black Bart Theatre, Murphy’s.

14-16 – Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championships, Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, Wickenburg, AZ.

15 — Front Country, Steep Ravine, Slim’s, San Francisco.

15 — Jimbo Trout & The Fish People, Sam’s Chowder House, Half Moon Bay.

15 — Banjo Extravaganza With Tony Furtado, Mark Johnson & Bill Evans, Plus John Reischman, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally & Sharon Gilchrist, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

15 – Chris Webster & Nina Gerber, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.

15 — Harvest Fest, Auburn Events Center, Auburn.

16 — Black Eyed Susies, Vino Tabi Winery, Santa Cruz.

16 – Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, The Dyhana Center, Sebastopol.

16 – Banjo Extravaganza With Tony Furtado, Mark Johnson & Bill Evans, Plus John Reischman, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally & Sharon Gilchrist, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

Windy Hill

Windy Hill

Melody Walker of Front Country

Melody Walker of Front Country

17 — Windy Hill, Amnesia, San Francisco.

18 — Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

18 — Cabin Fever, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

18 – Chris Webster & Nina Gerber, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico.

19 — Sidesaddle & Co., Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum

diesel-bookstore-oakland19 — Carolyn Sills Combo, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

20 — Eric & Suzy Thompson, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. (NCBS-welcomed)

20 — Hilltown, Bay Park Hotel, Monterey.

20 — Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

20 — Open Mike Hosted By The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Summit House Beer Garden, Los Gatos.

21 — Canyon Johnson, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

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The True Life Troubadours

The True Life Troubadours

21 – Avram Siegel & Blaine Sprouse, Diesel — A Bookstore, Oakland.

21 – Notorious Shank Brothers, Black Dragon Brewery, Woodland.

21 – Baby Gramps, The Sour Mash Hug Band, Starry Plough, Berkeley.

21 — T Sisters, (House Concert) bluegrass (at) shaunv (dot) com, Folsom.

22 — Regina Bartlett Life Celebration, VFW Hall, Santa Cruz.

22 – The McCoy Tyler Band, Steep Ravine, The Naked Bootleggers, Patchy Sanders, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.

22 –  Houston Jones With Stevie Coyle, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

22 — True Life Troubadours, The Riptide, San Francisco.

san-gregorio-po-store22 — Sound Of Sirens, Studio 55 Marin, San Rafael.

23 — Jim & Louise Mintun, Santa Cruz Community Farmer’s Market, Santa Cruz.

23 — BanjerDan, The Pour House, Paso Robles.

23 — Circle R Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

24 — The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.

25 — Slide Road, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

The T Sisters

The T Sisters

25 – Roger Siminoff & BanjerDan, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

25 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

The Chapel

The Chapel

26 — The Brothers Comatose, The T Sisters, The Chapel, San Francisco.

26 — High Country, Albany Tap Room, Albany.

26 — BanjerDanTognazzini’s Dockside Too, Morro Bay.

27 — Happy Thanksgiving!

28 — The Stragglyrs, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

28 — Wolf Hamlin & The Front Porch Drifters, The Bootcuts Band, Tell River, The Chapel, San Francisco.

rough-ready-fruir-jar-pickers28 & 29 — Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco.

28-30 — Sonora Christmas Festival, Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora.

29 – Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

beargrass-creek-logo-picture29 — Beargrass Creek, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

30 — Fruit Jar Pickers, Rough & Ready Grange Hall, Rough & Ready.

Abigail Washburn & Bela Fleck

Abigail Washburn & Bela Fleck

RBA Jams Will Lead Into The Kathy Kallick Band Concert This Saturday In Mountain View

bglogoRedwood Bluegrass Associates will present the Kathy Kallick Band on Saturday, November 1.

5:00pm open jam and a slow jam hosted by Richard Brandenburg will lead into the concert.

The show is set for the First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View. The concert will begin at 7:30pm.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the annual RBA concert season.

Note that RBA concerts will be held at various venues in Mountain View, Palo Alto and Los Altos during the 2014-2015 season. Check the RBA Schedule for details.

 Two different jams will lead into the RBA Kathy Kallick Band concert.

Two different jams will lead into the RBA Kathy Kallick Band concert.

NCBS Jam At South Bay Historic Railroad Society Train Show Set For Saturday November 1

Historic Santa Clara Train Depot

Historic Santa Clara Train Depot

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society Santa Clara Depot Jam will be part of the South Bay Historic Railroad Society’s Train Show on November 1.

The FREE 2-day train event will run Saturday & Sunday, November 1 & 2. The bluegrass jam will be on Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm.

The jam and train show will be held at the historic Santa Clara Train Depot (now the railroad museum) at 1005 Railroad Avenue, just off The Alameda in Santa Clara.

Jam time in Santa Clara.

Jam time in Santa Clara.

The venue is the location of the long-running NCBS-welcomed Second Saturday Jam organized by Mary & Chuck Kennedy.

All bluegrass jammers and listeners are welcome.

Eric & Suzy Thompson Set To Perform At Contemporary Jewish Museum On November 20

Eric & Suzy Thompson

Eric & Suzy Thompson

Eric & Suzy Thompson will perform on the stage of the Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman Exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco on Thursday, November 20.

The show is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The 6:30pm performance is free with museum admission ($5 after 5:00pm). The ongoing Hellman exhibit will feature regular live music on the gallery stage.

Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman

Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman

Halloween Week Is Scary Full Of Bluegrass Music Around Northern California

Slide Road

Slide Road

Happy Halloween from your NCBS friends!

Happy Halloween from your NCBS friends!

Halloween week will be a great time to enjoy some live bluegrass music with your friends who are Northern California Bluegrass Society Members. Here are the Tuesday-Tuesday listings. Enjoy!

TUESDAY, October 28

Mountain Standard Time, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

Slide Road, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

Banjo Fiddle, Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery, Davis.

Mountain Dojo, Rite Spot Cafe, San Francisco.

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & THURSDAY, October 28, 29 & 30

Bob Dylan, Paramount Theatre, Oakland.

WEDNESDAY, October 29

The Leftover Crows, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

THURSDAY, October 30

Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

Blue & Lonesome

Blue & Lonesome

Maverick - A Bluegrass Duo, Coast Cafe, Bolinas.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Bill Evans’ “The Banjo in America,” Stanford University Continuing Studies, Stanford.

Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin, Cottonwood Restaurant, Truckee.

Rainy Day Ramblers, The Speakeasy Club, Modesto.

T Sisters, The Rendezvous, Chico.

FRIDAY, Halloween

Supermule, Henhouse Prowlers, Immigrant Union, Slim’s, San Francisco.

The Stragglyrs, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

T Sisters, Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa.

The Mountain Outlaw Band,The Jespersons, Fiddlin Fritz and the Plumbar Boys, Little Hollywood and the Honky Tonk Hillbillys, The Hideout Saloon, Mariposa.

Woodstock Tribute: Brothers Comatose, The Coffis Brothers, Brother Grand, The Catalyst, Santa Cruz.

Suspect Terrane, Nevada Day, Genoa, NV.

The Salty Suites

The Salty Suites

The Day Of The Dead

The Day Of The Dead

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, October 31-November 1

The Salty Suites, Logandale Fall Festival, Logandale, NV.

SATURDAY, The Day Of The Dead

Kathy Kallick Band, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View. (NCBS-welcomed)

Mild Colonial Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

David Thom Band, Ray’s Deli, Petaluma.

South Bay Historic Railroad Society Train Show Bluegrass Jam, Historic Santa Clara Depot, Santa Clara. (10:00am-2:00pm — NCBS-welcomed)

One Grass Two Grass Red Grass Bluegrass, Old Belle, Canyon Johnson, Bearcat Stringband, 50 Mason Social House, San Francisco.

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Skyline Special, Lulu Carpenter’s, Santa Cruz.

Nell Robinson

Nell Robinson

Carolyn Sills Combo, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Nevada Theatre, Nevada City.

Sugar By The Pound, Crooked Road Ceili Band, Chava, Corralitos Open Farm Tour, The Market Place, Corralitos.

High Country, Los Banos Arts Council, Ted Falasco Arts Center, Los Banos.

Dave Rainwater, Stage 3, Sonora.

T Sisters, Arcata Playhouse, Arcata.

Nell Robinson & The Rose of No-Man’s Land, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.

Amaya Rose Dempsey, Chateau Leateau Winery, Paso Robles.

SUNDAY, November 2 (Return To Standard Time)

aromaslogo1Kathy Kallick Band, Joe & Hattie Craven, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

boograss-poster-14Peter Rowan, Aromas Grange Hall, Aromas.

Santa Clara Valley Fiddler’s Association Jam & Kid Fiddle Contest, Hoover School, San Jose.

The Springhouse, Monica Pasqual, The Moss House, Oakland.

Pacific Grass & Electric, Them Traveling Birds, Thee Parkside, San Francisco.

The Stragglyrs, Los Gatos Farmer’s Market, Los Gatos.

Stadler Gibbons Band, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

Susie Glaze & The HiLonesome Band, New West, Repertory East Playhouse, Newhall.

Pacific Grass & Electric

Pacific Grass & Electric

MONDAY, November 3

Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

The Alabama Bowties, Amnesia, San Francisco.

TUESDAY, Election Day

Vote, then go listen to music!

Slide Road, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Eric Burman & BanjerDan, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

Banjo Fiddle

Banjo Fiddle

Kathy Kallick Band Set For Mountain View Concert This Saturday November 1

Kathy Kallick

Kathy Kallick

Redwood Bluegrass Associates will present the Kathy Kallick Band this Saturday, November 1.

The show will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View.

The concert will begin at 7:30pm, and will be preceded by a 5:00pm open jam and by a simultaneous slow jam hosted (this month) by Richard Brandenburg.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this concert.

2015 NCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Set For Saturday May 2 At San Lorenzo Park

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

The longest-running Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society event, the beloved Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The FREE rite of spring will once again be held at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

Fun times at the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

Woodshed Music & Arts Presents Front Country In San Jose November 8

woodshed-music-arts-logobglogoWoodshed Music & Arts presents San Francisco’s Front Country in concert on Saturday, November 8 at St. James Church in San Jose. The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this show.

The church is located at 1565 Lincoln Avenue, two blocks south of the restaurants in the Willow Glen area of San Jose.

Front Country

Front Country