Peter Thompson's Bay Area Newsletter News
7/14/2015
Thompson's Bay Area Calendar



BAY AREA BLUEGRASS EVENTS

For complete, regularly updated information -- and more (like a list of all the area's bands and radio shows) -- visit www.bgsignal.com
Additions, corrections, and suggestions -- and your comments -- are most welcome via e-mail: bgsignal@comcast.net

Keep on the sunny side -
PeterT

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"Bluegrass Signal" radio show

Broadcast Saturdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm on www.KALW.org (91.7 FM in the Bay Area)
Archived for one week at www.KALW.org/local-music-player (select 'Bluegrass Signal')
Re-broadcast Mon-Fri at 8 am (Pacific Time) on www.bluegrasscountry.org

July 18: Radio Ramblin’
Guest co-host Leah Wollenberg picks ‘em and plays ‘em.

July 25 & Aug. 1: What Hath Ralph Wrought?
On the anniversaries of (7/25/27) Ralph Peer’s first recording sessions in Bristol (with Ernest Stoneman & the Dixie Mountaineers) and (8/1/27) the first recordings of the Carter Family, a celebration of the “Big Bang Of Country Music” and its legacy.

Aug. 8: Radio Boogie
Guest co-host Allegra Thompson picks ‘em and plays ‘em.

Aug. 15: Happy Birthday, Rose!
A celebration of the music of Rose Maddox (8/15/25 - 4/15/98) — with her brothers, Reno & Smiley, the Vern Williams Band, and others.

Aug. 22: Across the Tracks
New releases and reissues.

Aug. 29: Radio Ranch
Guest co-host Jacob Groopman picks ‘em and plays ‘em.

Sept. 5: Old Time Is a Good Time
Musical previews of the annual Berkeley Old Time Music Convention.

Sept. 12: Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
The immortal words of Johnny & Jack ring out during KALW’s Fall Membership Campaign. This (uninterrupted) special includes all the great music you’ve come to know and love, as well as heartfelt thanks for your support.

Sept. 19: Hicks With Sticks
Guest host Jose Segue surveys the current sounds of Bay Area twang.

Sept. 26: What’s Goin’ On?
Musical previews of this fall’s bluegrass and old time events.

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Concert & Club Dates: July

July 13: Steep Ravine - Amnesia, SF
July 13: Bangers & Grass (Bill Evans & Friends) - Kensington Circus Pub
July 13: Scott Nygaard, Matt Flinner, Sam Bevan - Don Quixote’s, Felton
July 14: Carolina Special - Sam's BBQ, San Jose
July 15 (5 pm): The David Thom Band featuring Avram Frankel - Santa Rosa Farmer's Market
July 15: Sidesaddle & Co. - Sam's BBQ, San Jose
July 15: Whiskey Brothers - Albatross Pub, Berkeley
July 15 (6:30 pm): Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum & Nina Gerber - Ives Park, Sebastopol
July 16: Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum & Nina Gerber - City Winery, Napa
July 16: Ed Neff & Friends/B&L - Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma
July 16: Mill Creek Ramblers - Mission Pizza, Fremont
July 17: Windy Hill - Plough & Stars, SF
July 18 (11 am): Montara Mountain Boys - San Gregorio General Store
June 19 (11 am): The Dim Lights - Overland Country Bar & Grill, Jack London Square, Oakland.
July 19 (2 pm): Circle R Boys - San Gregorio General Store
July 19 (3 pm): Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Keith Little, Patrick Sauber - The Roaring Donkey, Petaluma
July 19 (4 pm): Maverick (w/ guests Chris Smith & Larry Cohea) - Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica
July 20: Windy Hill; The Handsome Ladies, Amnesia, SF
July 21: Cabin Fever - Sam's BBQ, San Jose
July 22: Loganville - Sam's BBQ, San Jose
July 22: High Country - Albany Taproom
July 23: Ed Neff & Friends/B&L - Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma
July 23: Mill Creek Ramblers - Mission Pizza, Fremont
July 23: Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas; Willie Nelson & Family - Greek Theatre, Berkeley
Note: same double bill also performs in Lincoln, LA, Costa Mesa, Paso Robles, and Santa Barbara
July 24: Vintage Grass - Hopmonk Tavern, Novato
July 25: Vintage Grass - Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma
July 25: Bean Creek - Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos
July 25: Beargrass Creek - Mission Pizza, Fremont
July 26: Sonoma Mountain Band - Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.
July 27: The Earl Brothers - Amnesia, SF
July 28: Slide Road - Sam's BBQ, San Jose
July 29: Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys - Sam's BBQ, San Jose
July 30: Ed Neff & Friends/B&L - Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma
July 30: Mill Creek Ramblers - Mission Pizza, Fremont
July 30: Midnight North; Grateful Bluegrass Boys - Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz
July 31: The True Life Troubadours; Nobody From Nashville - Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica
July 31: David Thom Band - Murphy's, Sonoma
July 31: Avram Siegel + Mike Witcher & Scott Law - Diesel Books, Oakland

August

Aug. 3: The Alabama Bowties - Amnesia, SF
Aug. 4: Bean Creek - Sam’s BBQ, San Jose
Aug. 5: Sidesaddle & Co. - Sam’s BBQ, San Jose
Aug. 5: Grateful Bluegrass Boys - Iron Springs Brewery, Fairfax
Aug. 6-9: GOOD OLD FASHIONED BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - Tres Piños
Aug. 8 (1 pm): The Bearcat Stringband - Cato's, Oakland
Aug. 8 (2 pm): Harmony Grits - San Gregorio Store
Aug. 8: Vintage Grass - Hopmonk, Sonoma
Aug. 8: Martha Scanlan w/ Jon Neufeld - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Aug. 10: Steep Ravine - Amnesia, SF
Aug. 11: Carolina Special - Sam’s BBQ, San Jose
Aug. 12: Dark Hollow - Sam’s BBQ, San Jose
Aug. 14: Bill Evans' "The Banjo In America" - USS Potomac, Jack London Square, Oakland
Aug. 14-15: Watkins Family Hour - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Aug. 15: Maverick - A Grape in the Fog, Pacifica
Aug. 16 (4 pm): Maverick - Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica
Aug. 17: Windy Hill - Amnesia, SF
Aug. 18: Cabin Fever - Sam’s BBQ, San Jose
Aug. 19: Sidesaddle & Co. - Sam’s BBQ, San Jose
Aug. 22: David Nelson & Eric Thompson; Suzy Thompson - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Aug. 24: Earl Brothers - Amnesia, SF
Aug. 25: Slide Road - Sam’s BBQ, San Jose
Aug. 26: Loganville - Sam’s BBQ, San Jose
Aug. 26: High Country - Albany Taproom
Aug. 29: Beargrass Creek - Mission Pizza, Fremont
Aug. 29: Vintage Grass - First St. Cafe, Benicia
Aug. 30: The Earl Brothers - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Beyond

Sept. 3-7: STRAWBERRY FALL MUSIC FESTIVAL - Westside Property, Tuolumne
Sept. 10: Bill Monroe Birthday Tribute - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Sept. 11: High Country - USS Potomac, Jack London Square, Oakland
Sept. 13 (3 pm): David Grier - St. Mary's Church, Pacific Grove
Sept. 14: Mountain Heart - Sierra Nevada Big Room, Chico
Sept. 16: Mountain Heart - Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne
Sept. 16-20: BERKELEY OLD TIME MUSIC CONVENTION - Berkeley
Sept. 23: Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Sept. 30: Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White with Ry Cooder - Mountain Winery, Saratoga
Oct. 2-4: HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - SF
Oct. 16: Snap Jackson & the Knock On Wood Players - USS Potomac, Jack London Square, Oakland
Oct. 17: The Piedmont Melody Makers (Alice Gerrard, Chris Brashear, Jim Watson, & Cliff Hale) - First Presbyterian Church Of Palo Alto

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Festivals

Aug. 6-9: GOOD OLD FASHIONED BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - Tres Piños
35 Years Of Trouble; Alabama Bow Ties; Barwick & Siegfried; Black-Eyed Susies; Brookdale Bluegrass Band; Carolyn Sills Combo; Central Valley Boys; Circle R Boys; Dark Hollow; Dave Earl & Friends; Dim Lights; GrassKickers; Grasslands; Kitchen Help; Mighty Crows; Naked Bootleggers; One Button Suit; Rogue River; Sidesaddle & Co.; Sidetrack; Spur Of the Moment; Stoney Mountain Ramblers; The Creak; True Life Troubadours

Aug. 14-16: SUMMERGRASS - Vista (San Diego)
Boxcars; Becky Buller; Sideline, Bluegrass Etc.; Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band; The Brombies; ...

Sept. 3-7: STRAWBERRY FALL MUSIC FESTIVAL - Tuolumne

Sept. 16-20: BERKELEY OLD TIME MUSIC CONVENTION - Berkeley
9/16 (7 pm): Sing My Troubles By - film documentary by Art, Margo and Neil Rosenbaum - Elmwood Theater
9/17 (3:30 pm): workshops - Chirps Smith (fiddle), Art Rosenbaum (banjo), AJ Srubas (beginning fiddle) - Freight & Salvage
9/17 (8 pm): concert - Canote Brothers, Jerron Paxton, Blue Diamond Strings - Freight & Salvage
9/18 (noon): panel discussion - Jerron Paxton, the Bootlickers, Prof. Ben Brinner - Morrison Hall #125, UC
9/18 (6 pm): workshops - Greg Canote (fiddle), Aaron Tacke (beginning banjo) - Freight & Salvage
9/18 (8 pm): concert - Pharis & Jason Romero, Chirps Smith, Fred Campeau & Steve Rosen (of the Volo Bogtrotters), Art Rosenbaum - Freight & Salvage
9/19 (10:15 am): kids/family concert - Canote Brothers - Berkeley Public Library Main Branch
9/19 (11 am): string band contest - Civic Center Park
9/19 (8:30 pm): square dance - Chirps Smith, Fred Campeau & Steve Rosen; The Bootlickers; Squirrelly Stringband; callers Rina Rossi and Dot Kent - Ashkenaz
9/20 (11 am): workshops - Fred Campeau, Jerron Paxton (fiddle), Jason Romero, Steve Rosen (banjo), Pharis Romero (singing), Jere Canote (ukulele) - Freight & Salvage
9/20 (3 pm): family square dance - More Pretty Girls than One; caller Dot Kent - Ashkenaz
9/20 (1 pm): jam session - Ohlone Park
9/22: post-BOTMC Cajun dance - Bayou Prairie Pacific Ramblers (AJ Srubas, Eric & Suzy Thompson and friends) - Ashkenaz

Oct. 2-4: HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - SF

Oct. 16-18: KINGMAN BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - Kingman, AZ
Nothin Fancy; Karl Shiflett & Big Country; Bluegrass Etc.; Larry Gillis & The Westcoast Swampgrass Band; Central Valley Boys; Roustabouts; …

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Jam Sessions & Camp Outs

Aug. 27-30: Golden Old Time Campout - Lake Sonoma

Sundays (4 pm): The Lucky Horseshoe - 453 Cortland Ave., SF
First Sunday (1 pm): Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association - Hoover Middle School, Naglee & Park Sts., San Jose
First Sunday (5 pm): Cleophus Quealy Beer Co., San Leandro
First Sunday (8 pm): Shoe Jam - invitational jam at the Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF - with
2nd/4th Sun. (3 pm): Progressive Grounds Cafe, 400 Cortland Ave., SF (old time)
Second Sunday (2 pm): Methodist Church, Boulder Creek (831-423-5214)
3rd Sunday (1 pm): Creative Art Center (across from theater), Sunnyvale Community Center - 550 E. Remington Dr.
3rd Sunday (4:30 pm): "Full speed" jam - Community Living Center (Building 90), Veterans Affairs, 4951 Arroyo Rd., Livermore;
Fourth Sunday (1:30 pm): California Old Time Fiddlers Association - United Methodist Church, 19806 Wisteria St., Castro Valley
4th Sunday (1 pm): Ocean View Park, Santa Cruz
4th Sunday (2 pm): Sebastopol Christian Church (707-824-1960) (gospel)

Mondays: The Stork Club - 2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Mondays: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 East Charleston Rd., Palo Alto (old time)
Mondays: Taco Jam - invitational jam hosted by Tom Lucas - Baja Taqueria, 4070 Piedmont Ave. (@ 41st), Oakland - with
Second and Fourth Mondays (6:30 pm): The Pick Jam - Amnesia, 853 Valencia, SF [precedes the Bluegrass Monday show]

First/Third Tuesdays: SUBUD Hall - 234 Hutchins, Sebastopol
Second/Fourth Tuesdays: Dublin Heritage Center Park - 6600 Donlon, Dublin

Wednesdays (6:30 pm): Bluegrass Jam - El Cerrito Music Works (upstairs), 11225 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito
Wednesdays: Java Jam - invitational jam hosted by Steve Rosen - Coffee Cat, 255 Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley
Wednesdays: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 East Charleston Rd., Palo Alto (bluegrass)
First Wednesday: The Plough & Stars - 116 Clement (@ 2nd Ave.), SF; hosted
 
Posted By:  Rick Cornish



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