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ONLY 4 DAYS UNTIL....... SIDELINE!
Justen Haynes on fiddle, Steve Dilling on banjo, Darrell Webb on mandolin, Jason Moore on bass, and Skip Cherryholmes on guitar........These are the 5 guys that make up SIDELINE. Each one has made a big name with major bluegrass bands, including IIIrd Tyme Out, Mountain Heart, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, and the Cherryholmes. Now you can see what the fuss is all about--concert information below. For more information on the band, check out the article in Bluegrass Today at http://bluegrasstoday.com/session-1-sideline/
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10: CHICO BLUEGRASS CONCERTS is bringing SIDELINE to the Mid-Valley Baptist Church in Durham, 2584 Durham-Dayton Road, Durham (where the Lonesome River Band performed last April). Doors will open at 6:30, concert at 7:00pm. Please note: There is no cover charge for this concert, but a free will offering will be requested at intermission. You don't want to miss this one!
And please mark your calendars for
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014: SPECIAL CONSENSUS. Another supergroup, led by banjo virtuoso Greg Cahill, has wowed audiences for a very long time, and including last June at the California Bluegrass Association's Fathers Day Festival. This will also be at the Mid-Valley Baptist Church in Durham, CA. I will be sending out more information in January.
And tentative dates for future concerts are as follows:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014: NU BLU
END OF MARCH (to be announced): THE ROYS
You can find information on Nu Blu and The Roys on Facebook, and you can hear them on Spotify and You Tube. Bluegrass IS alive & well in the North State!
NORTH VALLEY PRODUCTIONS also has some great concerts coming up in Chico & Paradise. While not necessarily bluegrass, these are top-notch groups that you will certainly want to see.
Thursday, February 6: JOHN GORKA at the Rendezvous, 3269 Esplanade, Suite 142 in Chico
Sunday, February 23: JUDY COLLINS at the Paradise Performing Arts Center
All ticket information can be purchased at www.chicotickets.com Ticket outlets are at Diamond W Western Wear, Lyon Books, and Music Connection., and tickets area available now.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th: At 8:00pm, The Rita Hosking Trio will play original country-folk-grass music at the Music Connection in Redding, as presented by the Oaksong Society for the Preservation of Way-Cool Music.
Rita has recorded five albums of original folk, including songs about forest fires, demolition derbies, the working class, loggers, miners, and something as light as a lovely sunrise. "Rita Hosking's music is as fragile as a newborn baby and as defiant as a West Virginia coal miner," -Fiddlefreak Folk Review. Acoustic Magazine praises Rita's most recent release, Little Boat, as "timeless, unhurried elegance."
Instrumentation at the concert will include Rita on guitar and harmonica, Sean Feder on dobro (resophonic guitar) and banjo, and Bill Dakin on upright bass.
In addition to CDs, Rita will also have her brand new Rita Hosking Songbook for sale--a collection of lyrics and guitar chords for all 49 original songs she's published. (Also available for order at www.ritahosking.com .)
To hear and learn more about Rita's music, please see her website at http://www.ritahosking.com . The show will be held at the The Music Connection at 3086 Bechelli Lane in Redding, CA, (530)223-3040 . Tickets are $20, available at the Music Connection. www.oaksongs.org/
The OAKSONG SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF WAY COOL MUSIC, centered in Redding, CA., has a GREAT concert series this year, starting with the Rita Hosking concert (above).
Rita Hosking Trio, Saturday evening at The Music Connection in Redding
December 14, 2013 Tickets $20 each, available Sept 15.
John McCutcheon, Friday evening at the Pilgrim Cong. Church in Redding
January 10, 2014 Tickets $20 each, available Sept 15.
John Gorka, Friday evening, at the Pilgrim Cong. Church, Redding
February 7, 2014 Tickets $20 each, available Sept. 15.
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Friday evening at the Pilgrim Cong. Church, Redding
March 7, 2014, Tickets $20 each, available Sept. 15.
HAPA, Thursday evening at the Pilgrim Cong. Church, Redding
March 20, 2014, Tickets TBA
Robin & Linda Williams, Saturday evening at the Pilgrim Cong. Church, Redding
May 10, 2014, Tickets $20 each, available Sept. 15.
Oaksong Music Society has two concert sites for the foreseeable future. The Music Connection, 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding and the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd. Redding, CA 96001 (a beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building).
Tickets to the concerts are available only through The Music Connection, (the old Bernie's Guitar) located at 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA, phone 530-223-2040, or at The Music Connection at 973 E Ave # V, Chico, CA 95926, (530) 898-0110. (And if you're an adventurist tickets may be available at the door. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
UPCOMING CONCERTS AT THE
SIERRA NEVADA BIG ROOM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10: Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17: Leftover Cuties and The Novelists (2 different groups!)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7: Tribute to Sunny Boy Williamson II
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15: Red Molly
To find out more about these groups, go to www.sierranevada.com/bigroom. Door opens at 6pm, music at 7:30pm. Dinner is $12.50, and the beer is fantastic! Ticket prices vary, and you can buy them on-line at the above website, at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Gift Shop, 1075 E. 20th St. in Chico, or by calling 530-896-2198.
AND AT CAFE FLO, 365 E. 6TH STREET IN CHICO,........
There is live music almost every night of the week.
Mondays: Happy Hour jazz with the Carey Robinson Trio, 5-7pm
Tuesdays: Open Mic, singer-songwriter night with Aaron, 7pm
Wednesdays: Happy Hour jazz with the Carey Robinson Trio, 5-7pm
Thursdays: Loki and the Entertainment. Rock & blues, at 5:30 to 7:00pm, and BLUES NIGHT, with varying groups, from 7:00 to 10:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays: Local musicians
Here are a few others that you will definitely want to put on you calendar:
WEDNESDAY, 12/11/13, 7-9PM: STEVE JOHNSON AND HIS MUSICAL MENU WILL BE PLAYING.
SATURDAY, 12/14/13, 7-10PM: KLEZBELLIES BAND WITH THE HEMLOCK STREET KLEZMER BAND.
WEDNESDAY, 12/18/13, 7:30PM: THE FABULOUS HOT TODDIES (Lucy's non-bluegrass girl band).
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 12/20/13 AND 12/21/13, 7-10PM: Two full nights, two fun shows. X-MAS XSTRAVAGANZA WITH THE X-MAS XTING BAND , HOSTED BY MARK WILPOLT.
Check it out at www.liveatflo.com
JAMS IN DECEMBER & JANUARY:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 & JANUARY 4: ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM at Upper Crust Bakery at 130 Main St. The Butte Folk Music Society is sponsoring a folk jam, led by Steve Johnson, from 2pm to 5pm. For more information, call Steve at 530-345-4128.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 & JANUARY 11: ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM at CAFE FLO, from 1:00pm to 4pm, led by Robert Catalano. All kinds of music welcome, so bring a song or tune you'd like to share with other musicians, bring an instrument or just plan to sing along. Cafe Flo is at 365 E. 6th Street, Chico. For more information, call Robert at 343-9379.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 & JANUARY 15: BLUEGRASS & OLD-TIME SLOW JAM at Sid Lewis’ Acoustic College, 932 W. 8th Ave in Chico, from 7pm to 9pm. Bring your bluegrass instruments and song/tune suggestions, and take advantage of this opportunity to both meet and play with other bluegrass players. Led by Jim Myers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ongoing, 3rd Wednesdays.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28 & JANUARY 25: BLUEGRASS JAM at CAFE FLO, 365 E. 6th Street, Chico, from 1PM to 4PM. All bluegrass pickers and listeners welcome! Plan to have lunch at Flo, or a beverage any time, to support owner & music lover Mark Watts and his employees, who will be allowing us to gather there for our bluegrass jams. Ongoing, every 4th Saturday. Hope to see you there! Call 530-894-1449, or email email@example.com
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, JANUARY 5 & 19: FIDDLE GROUP WORKSHOP will be held at the Bolt Tool Museum for musicians of any age. Instruction and shared music time aim to encourage musicians to perform in groups. The workshops are 7-9pm, and are held the first and third Mondays. It's $2.50 per person, and is located at 1650 Broderick St. in Oroville. For more information, call 533-141 or 282-3205.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29 & JANUARY 26: OLDTIME FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION: Jam session from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the Feather River Senior Citizens Association, 1335 Myers Street. Oroville, CA. Every fourth Sunday. For more information, call Cirnigliaro at 533-8370.
CALIFORNIA OLD TIME FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION, District 6 Events:
1st Sundays: Workshop & Jam Session 1:00PM to 4:30 PM
Free Old Time Fiddle Concert at 2:00PM
Open Mic (after the concert). St. James Lutheran Church 2500 Shasta View Drive Redding CA 96002. January 5th, February 2nd, & March 2nd.
2nd Saturdays: Free Old Time Fiddle Concert & Open Mic (after the concert)
5:30PM to 7:30PM Round Table Pizza, Shasta Mall - 900 Dana Drive—Redding, CA.
December 14th, January 11th, February 8th & March 8th.
4th Sundays: Free Old Time Fiddle Concert & Open Mic (after the concert)
2:00PM to 4:00 PM at the Millville Grange Hall in Palo Cedro 22037 Old Forty-four Drive, Palo Cedro CA. December 22nd, January 26th, February 23rd & March 23rd.
More information on the Web at: Www.NorthStateFiddlers.com
email: RootsMusic@Csotfa.org call 530-604-8706
THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 19 & JANUARY 2: OPEN MIKEFULL hosted by Susan Dobra, at 490 Grange at 5704 Chapel Drive in Paradise, from 7:30-10:00pm. Signups at 7pm. Come share your musical talent, or just come to listen! $1.00 admission, delicious home-made dinner available for purchase.
EVERY THURSDAY: OPEN MIC at HAS BEANS, 501 Main Street, Chico, CA, from 7pm to 10pm. Singers, poets and musicians welcome. Call 530-894-3033 for information.
INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE
1979 Ode Model D 5 string banjo. This is the gold plated top of the line Ode, in excellent condition. $2500
1977 Ome XXX 5 string banjo, also in excellent condition. $1500
For photos or further information, send email to Lloyd Foote at LFLB@mynvw.com
2 very nice mandolins for sale on Craigslist from Jim Myers. All information on craigslist. Here are the links:
If you have any bluegrass events to announce--jams, concerts etc--or acoustic instruments to sell, please let me know. I'd be happy to include them in this newsletter.
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Hope to see you at some of these bluegrass events. Happy picking & listening!
California Bluegrass Association
Area Activities Vice-President
By: Lucy Smith
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