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Valley Bluegrass Newsletter, Mid-February 2014
The official newsletter for the northern San Joaquin Valley
(and then some)
Marc Alvira, California Bluegrass Association Area Activities V.P.
209-658-3852 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Man alive…if a month doesn’t go by fast! I hope you’ve been picking and enjoying some good shows March is should keep you busy—as if February wasn’t enough. So take out you smart phone, pocket calendar, or that free calendar from your insurance company, or that girlie calendar in your garage and mark these dates. If you want to keep up with all that is really current, follow my FaceBook page ( https://www.facebook.com/valley.bluegrass.9 ) , you’ve been able to keep up with it all! If you though January was busy wait till you see what’s going on this month!
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So, what’s happening?
The Old Refrain, Dandelion Massacre, Indian Runner and The Panduhs, FREE @ Heroes Sports Lounge and Pizza Co. March 1 at 8:00 Indie folk/AMericana 821 L St. Modesto, (209) 524-2337
Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Merced Theatre Thursday, March 06, 2014, 7:30 pm PST at: 301 W Main, Merced, CA 95340. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a male choral group from South Africa that sings in the vocal styles of isicathamiya and mbube.
Music SHow with Willie tea Taylor, Tom VandeAvond, Chris Doud March 7 @ 8PM. $8 Cover all ages. Gypsy Shack 18145 Main St, Jamestown, California 95327
Cowboy and Western Music from Son’s of the San Joaquin’s Lon Hannah and Terry Talbot , March 8, from 8-10:30PM at the Black Oak Casino. Founder of country rock band Mason Profit with over 30 albums to his credit. ” The new direction of Western and Americana” Jack Hannah, Sons of the San Joaquin. 19400 Tuolumne Road North?Tuolumne, CA 95379 (877) 747-8777 Toll free
Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers, March 8 at the Westside Theatre in Newman. Some killer slide guitar is waiting for you in the show! http://www.westsidetheatre.org Doors open at 7 and the show begins at 8. 209-862-4490
Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. Mar 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm Featuring song writer extrodinare, Willie Tea Taylor. One of the region’s best indie Americana bands. 19400 Tuolumne Road North Tuolumne, CA 95379 (877) 747-8777 Toll free
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton, SaturdayMarch 16 at 7PM! Richter Entertainment Group is thrilled to present this amazing show with the legendary Steve Martin backed by the incredible Steep Canyon Rangers! Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers each have won Grammy Awards independent of one another with Mr. Martin winning the 2014 Grammy for Best American Roots Song. Their record together won the 2012 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. This is an evening of Music and Comedy, but the music will be no joke. This is some of the best Bluegrass anywhere! Contact Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000
RED DOG ASH & The Central Valley Boys! at the Westside Theatre in Newman, March 21. The boys in the bright colorful suites playing hard driving old time bluegrass together with Red Dog Ash for one heck of a show at this renovated art deco theater. $12 or $15 reserved, students half price. Doors open at 7, shows start at 8:00. http://www.westsidetheatre.org http://reddogash.com/home.html 209-862-4490
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHmDOFb-PHkThe Central (Valley Boys at the Great 48 late night showcase.)
Jam at The Coffee Bandits . First Tuesday of the month. Bluegrass, Old time, Americana. Acoustic only. 7:00 -9:30 PM Tuesday February 4
309 W. Main St. Merced CA. 209-383-1200 or Marc Alvira @ 209-658-3852
Jam at the Queen Bean Coffee House from 7:00-9:00 pm 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month sponsored by Rainy 1126 14th Street.
In the Mountains
Sonora Bluegrass Jam 2nd and 4th Fridays (Except if major Bluegrass Event that day) at 6:30-8:30 pm at Mi Pueblo Restaurant 126 S Washington (Formerly known as Pablito’s) Down the steps and next to the creek The Sonora Jam will return with Bill and Rick as your hosts.
The Irish Jam at the Jack Douglass Saloon in Columbia (209) 532-1885 Every 2nd Sunday from 2-6 pm This will be moving to Columbia Kate’s During the summer. Starts in May
Upcoming Shows, Gig and other cool stuff:
Irish Music at P. Wexfords Pub 3313 McHenry Ave, Modesto, California 95350 First Wednesdays of the month. Great selection of beer, Irish and English pub food, cool atmosphere and off the chart traditional Irish music. 8-11PM
Sonora Contra Dance at the Aronos Club in Sonora 3rd Saturday of the month. 6:30 pm potluck followed by dancing at 7:30 Live String Band and callers $7 donation for info www.squaredancer8.wordpress.com
Algonquin Artist Monthly Gatheringof visual artists, poets, musicians, writers, filmmakers, comedians, thespians, performance artists and creative minds of all kinds happens every 2nd Saturday of the month at Cafe Deva, Modesto Ca starting at 12:00PM . Come by and make some new creative connections.
RED DOG ASH Concert Series with Special Guests: The very popular Central Valley bluegrass band has big bluegrass ideas. They've arranged to bring in some top California bluegrass bands and playa series of shows at the Westside Theatre in Newman. Here's the date. Put them on the calendar and I'll be putting out more info about them as we come closer to show time! All shows are $12 or $15 reserved, students half price. Doors open at 7, shows start at 8:00. Here are the dates:
• January 24th: Red Dog Ash with The Sisters Grim
• February 21: Red Dog Ash with Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players
• March 14: Red Dog Ash with The Central Valley Boys
• April 11: Red Dog Ash with Rock Ridge
• May 3: Red Dog Ash and The Earl Brothers
• http://reddogash.com/ http://www.westsidetheatre.org
Cactus Bob & Prairie Flower Most Fridays 6-9:00 pm at Louie's Place in La Grange, formerly the La Grange Saloon. Fine music for your dining and quaffing pleasure. Phone (209) 853-2050 Louie's Place or 853-2128
The Coffee Bandits Cafe Is there a show on the books right now? No, but check their calendar often. They frequently have acts before I have a chance to get them out on FB or in a newsletter. Likewise, if you have a new band or an established one looking to try out new material at a venue with an appreciative audience, this is it. http://coffeebanditscafe.com/events.html , https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBandits
On the air…CBA Radio!!!, the official broadcast voice of the California Bluegrass Association Tuesday nights at 7PM (PST) on 91.9 in the northern San Joaquin Valley or streaming on www.KCSS.net or http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/directory.cgi?searchdesc=kcss …playing bluegrass, old time, gospel, honky tonk and what ever is floating Marcos’ boat at the time most Tuesdays. Steve Lodonga will mesmerize you on the first Tuesdays of the month. Broadcasting from Stanislaus State.
KCSS Fat Sunday from Turlock begins at 10 am with Texas Red until 1:00pm; and Uncle John every other Sunday afternoon from 1-4:oopm with old-time, bluegrass, classic country, western swing, etc. Please tune in at 91.9 FM or kcss.net.
County Bluegrass and Folk Festival, March 8... brought to you by the California Bluegrass Association and the Sonoma County Folk Society http://www.cbaontheweb.org/cba_news.asp?newsid=9899
CBA Spring Campout in Turlock, April 21-27…the premier camping and picking opportunity for bluegrass and old time in the Central Valley! www.cbaontheweb.org
By: Marcos Alvira
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