|Butte-Tehama Counties News
Hello, my bluegrass friends!
As you undoubtedly know, NU BLU, the bluegrass band from North Carolina, will be in Chico on Friday. I want to let you know there are some seats left, so let me know if you'd like me to reserve you a seat. And if you're feeling daring, just come! Once again, here's all you need to know:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7: NU BLU will be performing at CAFE FLO, 365 E. 6th Street, Chico, CA at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm. There will not be pre-sale tickets on this concert, BUT....it is highly recommended that you make reservations early if you plan to go!!
Make reservations by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling me at 530-894-1449. There are around 50 seats, and they will undoubtedly go fast! The cost is $15 for reserved seats, $18 at the door, (if there is space.) This promises to be a wonderful, intimate evening with Nu Blu. Here is some information on the band...
"Celebrating their 10th year as a band, Nu-Blu has issued their newest release Ten. Founded in 2003 by husband and wife team Daniel and Carolyn Routh, Nu-Blu has developed a strong following while establishing their reputation as a progressive bluegrass band. While firmly versed in the traditions of bluegrass and gospel, they also bring other musical styles into their fresh, contemporary sound. This is a hard working band, their road schedule is relentless, playing many out of the way venues and bringing new audiences to bluegrass.
Daniel, guitar and Carolyn, bass are the driving force behind the band. They are joined here by longtime band members Levi Austin on banjo and Austin Koerner on mandolin with occasional special guest appearances by Ron Stewart and Jim Van Cleve. While everyone in the band sings, the majority of the vocals on this recording are handled by Carolyn, a talented singer with a strong voice and great range." You can hear the band on their website www.nu-blu.com
Again, here is "NU BLU in Chico" information:
CAFE FLO, 365 E. 6TH STREET, CHICO, CA 95926
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00PM, CONCERT AT 7:30PM
COST: $15 WITH RESERVATION, $18 AT THE DOOR
CONTACT FOR RESERVATION: LUCY SMITH 530-894-1449, OR email@example.com
ALL AGES VENUE
SUPPORT LIVE BLUEGRASS MUSIC IN OUR AREA--KEEP THE BANDS COMING!!
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
North Valley Productions is very pleased to welcome back John Gorka on Thursday, February 6th, 2014. This performance will take place at Chico’s newest event center called The Rendezvous. It is located at 3269 Esplanade Suite 142 on Chico’s North-side. Opening for John Gorka is special guest Antje Duvekot.
$20.00 in advance, $24.00 at the door
Ticket Outlets (in Chico): Diamond W. Western Wear, Lyon Books, The Music Connection
Sunday, February 23: JUDY COLLINS at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. Ticket information can be found at http://www.chicotickets.com/ Ticket outlets are at Diamond W Western Wear, Lyon Books, and Music Connection., and are available now, $32 to $40. Concert at 7:30pm, doors at 6:30pm.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9: ELEPHANT REVIVAL. This performance will take place at The Rendezvous located at 3269 Esplanade Suite 142 on Chico’s North-side. "This five-piece folk band from Colorado play indie bluegrass with sensitivity and mystery" is how they were described in tThe Lexington, London, England. You might want to check them out on line! Show is at 7:30 pm –(doors open at 6:30pm). General Admission Tickets: $20.00 in advance, $24.00 at the door, & tickets are available at www.chicotickets.com.
THURSDAY, MARCH 20: DAVID BROMBERG, one of America’s finest roots musicians, is coming to the Paradise Performing Arts Center on March 20th, 2014., through North Valley Productions. Opening for the David Bromberg Quintet is special guest Karen Savoca with Pete Heitzman. Show is at 7:30 pm, (doors open at 6:30pm).
Advanced Tickets are currently available in Chico at: Diamond W Western Wear, Lyon Books, The Music Connection. Advanced Tickets are currently available in Paradise at: Postnet Trailhead Adventures.
UPCOMING CONCERTS AT THE
SIERRA NEVADA BIG ROOM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10: Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18: Jelly Bread
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26: Birds of Chicago, with Chico's own Railflowers opening
TUESDAY, MARCH 4: Nicky Bluhm and the Gramblers 2014
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19: Paul Thorn
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.
AT LAXSON AUDITORIUM on the Chico state">State Campus
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9: Lonestar
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13: True Blues--History of the Blues (Corey Harris, Guy Davis, Alvin Youngblood Hart)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23: Carlos Nunez
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26: The Manhattan Transfer
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, March 7 & 8: Keeping Dance Alive
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12: Wynton Marsalis
SATURDAY, MARCH 15: Elvin Bishop, James Cotton, & Ruthie Foster
To find out more about these groups, go to www.chicoperformances.com Door opens at 7pm, music at 7:30pm. Ticket prices vary, and you can buy them on-line at the above website, at the university box office at
3rd St & Chestnut in Chico. or by calling 530-898-6333.
(Did I mention Tommy Emmanuel, Martin Taylor, Bela Fleck, and country supergroup Lonestar--ain't we lucky!)
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
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. except of course, on Friday, Feb. 7, when NU BLU is coming! (see above.
Saturday, 2/8: Beginner drum circle at 11:00am. Open to all.
Saturday, 2/8: Acoustic Song Circle with Robert Catalano, 1-4pm. (See below.)
Saturday, 2/8: Stumpjumperz: a night of rock, with a little folk & fiddle.
Check it out at www.liveatflo.com to confirm!
The OAKSONG SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF WAY COOL MUSIC, centered in Redding, CA., has a GREAT concert series this year! www.oaksongs.org/
John Gorka, Friday evening, at the Pilgrim Cong. Church, Redding
February 7, 2014 Tickets $20 each, available Sept. 15.
Drybranch Fire Squad, Friday evening, February 14, 2014 (Valentine's Day), Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding, 8:00pm (doors 7:15pm).. Tickets $20 each.
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Friday evening at the Pilgrim Cong. Church, Redding
March 7, 2014, 8:00pm (doors 7:15pm). Tickets $20 each, available Sept. 15.
HAPA, Thursday evening at the Pilgrim Cong. Church, Redding
March 20, 2014, Tickets TBA
Mamajowali, Friday evening, April 4, 2014 (Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe & Walter Strauss) Tickets $20 each
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.)
AND EVEN MORE!......
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13: PETER CASE will be playing at a house concert at 7pm. For more information, please email Marcel D. at
firstname.lastname@example.org $20.00 at the door.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20: STEVE JOHNSON will be performing some "Old School Americana" during Happy Hour, 6pm to 9pm at La Salles, 229 Broadway St., Chico.
JAMS IN FEBRUARY & MARCH:
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 & MARCH 1: 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. Ongoing, first Saturdays. For more information, call Steve at 530-345-4128.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 & MARCH 8: 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. Ongoing, second Saturdays. For more information, call Robert at 343-9379.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 & MARCH 19: 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. Ongoing, 3rd Wednesdays. Led by Jim Myers. Email: email@example.com
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 & MARCH 22: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 & 17: 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, FEBRUARY 23 & MARCH 23: 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. 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.
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. February 23rd & March 23rd.
More information on the Web at: www.NorthStateFiddlers.com
email: RootsMusic@Csotfa.org call 530-604-8706
THURSDAYS, FEBRUARY 20 & MARCH 6: 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.
state">STATE-WIDE BLUEGRASS EVENTS
Wintergrass: February 27 - March 2, 2014, Bellevue, WA, www.wintergrass.com, 253-428-8056
Bluegrass on the Beach: February 28 - March 2, 2014, Lake Havasu City, AZ,
www.landspromotions.com (Check out the line-up of performers--fabulous!!) ,
Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival: March 8, 2014, Sebastopol, CA,
Susanville Bluegrass Festival, Music Camp, and Quiliting Extravaganza: June 20-22, Lassen County Fairgrounds, Susanville, CA. At www.susanvillebluegrass.com
CBA Spring Campout: April 21 - 27, Turlock, www.cbaontheweb.org.
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival: May 8 - 11, Parkfield, www.parkfieldbluegrass.com.
Jim Nunally & Keith Little vocal & instrumental workshop: May 15 - 18, Kowana Valley Folk School & Lodge (just outside Yosemite), www.kowanavalley.com, 209-768-8651, email@example.com.
CBA Music Camp: June 8 - 11, Grass Valley, www.cbaontheweb.org, 360-647-0741.
CBA Youth Academy, for young people 8-16 years old who are interested in learning or improving their musical skills on bluegrass instruments: June 11-14, at Grass Valley, durning the Father's Day Festival. Contact Darby Brandli, firstname.lastname@example.org
CBA FATHERS DAY FESTIVAL: June 12-15, Grass Valley, www.cbaontheweb.org
Kate Wolf Memorial Festival: June 27 - 29, Laytonville, www.katewolfmusicfestival.com.
Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival: August 7 - 10, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos, www.ncbs.us.
Bluegrassin’ in the Foothills: September 19 - 21, Plymouth, www.landspromotions.com.
To find out more about the above events--and more-- become a member of the California Bluegrass Association, www.cbaontheweb.org and receive the monthly Bluegrass Breakdown, an award-winning publication chock-full of all things bluegrass!
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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