Author: Carlin, Larry

February 23, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009

Look at Angela! -- Everybody’s favorite young Central Valley guitarist/singer Angelica Grim has her first solo album out at the ripe old age of 19, and it is titled Look At Me. Orders are now being taken from her website. Start dialing now!

Band scramble -- Here is some news that came in over the transom the other day: "The Sawmill Road bluegrass band is excited to announce the addition of Doug Bartlett on fiddle and vocals. Doug is a previous member of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, The Lonesome River Band and The Del McCoury Band. We are more than pleased that he is now a member of Sawmill Road -- bringing a wealth of talent and experience with him."

Blue Highway coming to a town near you -- Celebrating 15 years together, the smokin’ bluegrass band Blue Highway (with Bay Area native Rob Ickes on dobro) is headed this way. They will appear at the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne on the 25th, at the Palms in Winters on the 26th (Mountain Laurel opens), at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on the 27th, the Redwood Bluegrass show in Mountain View on the 28th, and in Potter Valley on March 1st. Check out their special 15th Anniversary web page.

Calling all dobroists -- BH's dobro wizard Rob will be conducting a workshop for all levels of dobro players on the 28th at a location in Burlingame from noon-3 p.m. For more info go to his site.

BOB Fest -- The NCBS annual Bluegrass On Broadway festival will run February 26th-March 1st in Redwood City. For complete details, go to the site.

Nellies in SF -- Monday is bluegrass night at Amnesia in SF, and since this is the fourth Monday this means it is time again for The Barefoot Nellies playing their usual slot, starting at 8:30 p.m. Joe Kenny & Adam Roskiewicz of the band Whiskey Richards will be sitting in with them on bass and guitar.

Taco grass -- The Monday night Baja Taqueria Invitational Bluegrass Jam in Oakland at 8 p.m. will feature Tom Lucas, Dan Bernstein, Dave Zimmerman, Dave Courchaine and Dan Norton. Have a burrito and enjoy the bluegrass.

Jammin’ in Alameda -- The place to be for bluegrass pickin’ on Monday nights is McGrath’s Pub in Alameda. Starting at 8:30 p.m. you’ll find familiar faces all around you on bass, mandolins, guitars, banjos and fiddles.

Jammin’ in Corona -- There is a bluegrass jam on the second and fourth Monday of every month from 7-10 p.m. at the Crossroads Christian Church, 2331 Kellogg Avenue, in Corona. For more info contact Todd Holtkamp at or (951) 347-2597.

Ramblers in Moss Landing -- Live bluegrass is being served up by The Courthouse Ramblers in Moss Landing tonight at Phil’s Fish Market in from 6-8 p.m. No cover.

Jammin’ in Signal Hill -- Every Monday night, from 6-9 p.m., there is a bluegrass jam at Curley’s Café in Signal Hill. The address is 1999 E Willow Street at Cherry Avenue. Everyone is welcome. For more info contact Jim Wieser at

The darlin’ Dillards -- Everybody’s favorite TV show bluegrass band – The Darlins from The Andy Griffith Show – were really the band known as The Dillards in real life. Rodney and Doug Dillard are back together again touring as The Dillards, and you can see them play on the 24th at Zoey’s Café in Ventura at 6:30 p.m. or 9 p.m., on the 25th at 8 p.m. at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, and on the 27th at The Palms in Winters.

Deep Elem at Phil's -- On the 24th at Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing from 6-8 p.m. you can experience live bluegrass with Deep Elem. They play there every Tuesday. No cover.

South Bay bluegrass barbeque -- Larry Lynch & The Sunshine Mountain Band will be pickin’ some hot bluegrass to go along with the spicy barbeque at Sam’s Bar-B-Que in San Jose on the 24th from 6-9 p.m. Reserve a table at (408) 297-9151.

Mike Marshall and friends in Berkeley -- East Bay mandolin maestro Mike Marshall will be appearing with Choro Famoso, Big Trio, and Danilo Brito on the 24th at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.

Jammin’ in San Diego -- On the fourth Tuesday of every month The San Diego Bluegrass Society presents a jam at the Boll Weevil Restaurant in Miramar from 6-8 p.m.

B. Judd, Bluegrass Philosopher -- “There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.”
Posted:  2/25/2009

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