Sacramento Area Bluegrass Newsletter
CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION
John Hettinger, CBA Sacramento Area Activities VP
113 Puffer Way, Folsom, CA 95630 916-990-0719 E-mail: email@example.com
Crary, Evans, & Spurgin, March 12, Folsom
Dan Crary, Bill Evans, & Steve Spurgin will have their debut performance as a trio on March 12, 730 PM, at Nicholsonís MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-983-3020, firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be an original, powerful, entertaining, & unforgettable event on the cutting edge of 21st century Americana, folk, & bluegrass. All are virtuoso musicians with wide followings & have played major festivals in other bluegrass bands. Crary is a musical legend & master flatpicker on the guitar; Evans is an internationally known banjo life force; Spurgin is an award-winning songwriter & captivating bassist. Nicholsonís MusiCafe is a small venue with limited seating; itís sure to be a sellout. No reservations, so get there early. Suggested donation is $20.
40th Annual CBA Fatherís Day Festival, June 18 -21, Grass Valley
Get your early bird tickets for the CBA signature event by February 28 to save some bucks. Four-day early bird tickets are just $110 ($100 for seniors) vs $125 after that. As our 40th anniversary festival, this will be a big one; donít miss it! Some of the bands are ones we havenít heard for awhile plus some reunion bands. The bands this year are David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Good Olí Persons Reunion, Kentucky Colonels Reunion, Jumpsteady Boys, Spinney Brothers, Atkins & Loudermilk, Bluegrass Patriots Reunion, Keith Little & the Little Band, Blue Diamond Strings, Molly Tuttle & Friends, Carl & Judie Pagter & Friends, Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass, Steep Ravine, CBA Music Camp All-Stars, plus Kids on Bluegrass & all the jamming you could ever want. Order your tickets at www.cbaontheweb.org.
Bluegrass Camp for Kids, June 17 - 20, Grass Valley
The CBA Youth Academy, which runs from June 17 - 20, is almost full. It runs mostly concurrent with the Fatherís Day Festival. This is a 4-day instructional day camp for young grassers ages 8 - 16. Itís a great way for kids & their parents to both enjoy the festival at the same time. This is in addition to the Kids on Bluegrass program. Tuition is $300, but some scholarships may still be available. A parent or guardian must also purchase a 4-day ticket to the Fatherís Day Festival. Email Darby Brandli at email@example.com for more info.
Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival, March 14, Sebastopol
The Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival will be held at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol, on March 14, starting at 100 PM. The bands are Bean Creek, Anne & Pete Sibley, Steep Ravine, Si Kahn, Kathy Kallick Band, & the Dan Crary, Bill Evans, & Steve Spurgin Trio, who will also have individual workshops. CBA member tickets are $27. Order yours at www.cbaontheweb.org.
Palms Playhouse. Winters, multiple artists & dates
The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, 530-795-1825, www.palmsplayhouse.com, produces a number of outstanding shows of interest to bluegrass fans. Hereís what they have for March.
John Reischman & the Jaybirds: March 5, 730 PM, $20
Claire Lynch Band: March 12, 730 PM, $20, IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year
Barwick & Siegfried: March 14, 800 PM, $15, CD release event
Mr. Sun featuring Darol Anger: March 19, 800 PM, $20
Putah Creek Crawdads w/ Keith Little opening: March 28, 730 PM, $20, CD release event
Other 2015 Festivals & Music Camps
Bluegrass on the Beach: March 6 - 8, Lake Havasu, AZ, www.landspromotions.com
WinterWonderGrass: March 20 - 22, Squaw Valley, www.winterwondergrass.com
Walker Creek Music Camp: April 9 - 12, Marin County, www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org
Julian Family Fiddle Camp: April 8 - 12, San Diego County, www.familyfiddlecamp.com
Cloverdale Fiddle Festival: April 11, Cloverdale, www.cloverdalefiddles.com
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival: May 8 - 10, Parkfield, www.parkfield.com
Strawberry Music Festival: May 21 - 25, Grass Valley, www.strawberrymusic.com/home.aspx
California Coast Music Camp: July 5 - 7 & July 12 - 18, Placer County, www.musiccamp.org
Good Old Fashioned Festival: August 7 - 9, Tres Pinos, www.ncbs.us
KVMR Celtic Festival: October 2 - 4, Grass Valley, www.kvmr.org
Save the Dates
Jim Hurst: April 17, Fifth String Music Store, Sacramento. Also a workshop in the afternoon.
Jeff Austin Band + T Sisters: April 26, Auburn Event Center
Unless otherwise indicated, these events are without charge as far as I know, but patronage of the venue is expected. Come out & support these venues that produce our music. House concerts are by donation, all of which typically goes to the artists.
Barwick & Siegfreid: March 6, 630 PM, California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-265-9392, www.californiaorganics.com.
Delta City Ramblers + Million Dollar Giveaway: March 6, 900 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, www.foxandgoose.com.
Jackie Green Band: March 6 & 7, 800 PM, Center for the Arts, 314 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-272-5333, www.thecenterforthearts.org, $43.
Tiffani Shiro, Hugh Hoeger, & Lisa Bond: March 7, 530 - 730 PM, Knee Deep Brewing Co, 13395 New Airport Rd, Auburn, 530-797-4677, www.kneedeepbrewing.com.
The Lilí Smokies: March 11, 900 PM, Lockdown Brewery, 718 Sutter St, Folsom, 916-358-9645, www.lockdownbrewingcompany.com.
Steve McLane: March 12, 100 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, www.foxandgoose.com
Greenfields of America: March 13, 730 PM, Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center / State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-885-0156, $15.
Dustbowl Revival: March 13, 630 PM, Harlowís, 2708 J St, Sacramento, 916-441-4693, www.harlows.com, $14.
The Lilí Smokies: March 13, 900 PM, Crazy Horse Saloon, 230 Commercial St, Nevada City, 530-265-4000, www.crazyhorsenc.com, $7 cover.
The Barefoot Movement: March 14, 800 PM, Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St, Sutter Creek, 916-425-0077, www.suttercreektheater.com, $18.
Cheryl Wheeler: March 14, 700 PM, Harlowís, 2708 J St, Sacramento, 916-441-4693, www.harlows.com, $25.
Hot Buttered Rum: March 14, 700 PM, Auburn Event Center, 180 Harrison, Auburn, www.keepsmilinpromotions.com, $22.
Branches: March 15, 630 PM, Harlowís, 2708 J St, Sacramento, 916-441-4693, www.harlows.com, $10.
Steve Gillett & Cindy Mangsen: March 15, 400 PM, house concert in Shingle Springs, firstname.lastname@example.org, $20.
Billy Joe Shaver: March 15, 730 PM, Center for the Arts, 314 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-272-5333, www.thecenterforthearts.org, $27.
Tiffani Shiro, Hugh Hoeger, & Lisa Bond: March 21, 700 - 1000 PM, Sierra Nevada House, 835 Lotus Rd, Coloma, 530-626-8096, www.sierranevadahouse.com.
Mike Justis Band: March 19, 800 - 1030 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, www.foxandgoose.com, $5.
Tiffani Shiro & Hugh Hoeger: March 20, 730 - 930 PM, The Levee, 451 Main St, Placerville, 530-642-8669, www.mainstreetlevee.com
Laurie Lewis, Linda Tillery, & Barbara Higbie: March 14, 800 PM, Center for the Arts, 314 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-272-5333, www.thecenterforthearts.org, $24.
Nicky Bluhm & the Gramblers: March 23 & 24, 730 PM, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Big Room, 1075 E 20th St, Chico, 530-893-3520, www.sierranevada.com, $27.50. Dance floor will be open.
Junior Brown: March 28, 800 PM, Center for the Arts, 314 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-272-5333, www.thecenterforthearts.org, $34.
Bill Evans presents The Banjo in America: March 28, 800 PM, North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler-Foote Rd, Nevada City, 530-265-2826, www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org, $20.
Fruit Jar Pickers: Every Sunday, 1000 AM - 1200 N, Rough & Ready Grange Hall, Rough & Ready Hwy, about 5 miles west of Grass Valley, 530-272-4320, www.roughandreadychamber.com. Donations accepted.
Every Friday, 500 - 700 PM, Main Street Music, 263 Main St (corner Center), Placerville, 530-622-1357.
Every Wednesday, 600 - 900 PM, Nicholsonís MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020. Open mike & jam.
Every Wednesday, 600 - 900 PM, Olí Republic Brewery, 124 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-264-7263.
Every Thursday, 700 - 1000 PM, Fifth String Music Store, 3184 N St, Sacramento, 916-442-8282, www.thefifthstring.com.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 600 - 900 PM, McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville, 707-448-8963.
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 600 - 900 PM, Landmark Baptist Church, 609 Figueroa, Folsom, 916-990-0719. New pickers welcome.
1st Sunday of the month, 100 - 400 PM, National Hotel, 211 Broad St, Nevada City, 530-575-8766. Old-time jam.?
2nd Sunday of the month, 100 - 500 PM, Old-Time Fiddlers, Orangevale Grange Hall, 5805 Walnut, Orangevale, 916-723-2314.
2nd Sunday of the month,100 - 400 PM, Lockdown Brewery, 718 Sutter St (upstairs), Folsom, 916-358-9645.
?2nd & 5th Thursdays, 600 - 900 PM, bluegrass jam at various Sacramento area homes. Call John at 916-990-0719 or Ron at
916-988-8062 for location. New pickers welcome.
3rd Sunday of the month, 300 - 600 PM, Holbrooke Hotel, 212 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-346-6942.
3rd Tuesday of the month, 630 - 800 PM, Nicholsonís MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020. Beginners bluegrass club.
3rd Thursday of the month, 700 - 1000 PM, Old Ironsides, 1901 10th St, Sacramento, 916-443-9751.
4th Thursday of the month, 600 - 900 PM, Strum Shop, 408 Roseville Square, Roseville, 916-787-8786, www.thestrumshop.com/community/bluegrass-jam. New pickers welcome.
From Your Publisher
Some of the copy in this newsletter may not be original but gathered from various sources & adapted to fit into this newsletter format. The CBA does not fund this newsletter; you can help support this newsletter by sending cash or check payable to John Hettinger to the address at the top of this newsletter. For mid-month updates check Sacramento Bluegrass on Facebook. Events listed are current at the time of publication as far as I know but are subject to change or cancellation. Before traveling to an event, it is always advisable to call ahead to check the time & ensure that it is taking place as scheduled.
By: John Hettinger
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