Author: Carlin, Larry

Jan. 9, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Turn your radio on -- Or, in this case, out here in California, turn your computer on and tune into WSM Radio online tonight at 6 p.m. PST to listen to the Wayback Wednesday Show With Eddie Stubbs. Last month there was a mention in this column about the new book Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City by Craig Havighurst, and tonight Craig will be on the show talking about his work. On Saturday the 12th he'll be reading at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop during the classic Midnight Jamboree, the longest running radio show in the U.S., which is also broadcast on WSM (10 p.m. PST). Or, if you cannot tune in to hear these shows, you can still listen to last month’s National Public Radio interview here.

Hot bluegrass in Auburn -- Mountain Laurel, with its distinctive and engaging blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass classics, hard-driving instrumentals and strong original material, is returning to Latitudes in Auburn tonight from 7:30-9 p.m.

Jammin’ in Lompoc -- On the second and fourth Wednesdays there are evening jams in Lompoc from 7- 9 p.m. at the Southside Coffee Company, 105 South "H" Street. Head on over there tonight. For more info call Bill at (805) 736-8241.

Klezmergrass? In Berkeley? -- Where else would you expect to find such a combination of styles? Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Freight & Salvage see the amazing klezmer clarinetist Margot Leverett & Friends, including Eric & Suzy Thompson, Stuart Brotman, Gerry Tenney, Nada Lewis, and Jim Rebhan for an evening of klezmer and bluegrass music.

More WSM notes -- The Grascals will be the guests on An Intimate Evening with Eddie Stubbs, airing live on WSM on the 10th at 5 p.m. PST from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The two-hour show will feature plenty of lively conversation and music from the Grammy-nominated group.

Jammin’ in Sacto -- Every Thursday evening, from 7-10 p.m., there is a jam at The Fifth String Music Store, located at Alhambra & J Streets in Sacramento.

Dynamic duo -- Join Jim Nunally and Keith Little on the 10th at The First Street Cafe, located at 440 First Street in Benicia, from 7-10 p.m. Bring an appetite with you as the café has an extensive appetizer and dessert menu, and beer and wine are offered as well.

Jammin’ in Ventura -- The second and fourth Thursday evening jam at Zoey’s in Ventura will be taking place on the 10th from 6-9:30 p.m. For more info e-mail Gene at

Jam class in Chico -- On Saturday the 12th Sid Lewis will be bringing his nationally recognized Jamming 101 workshop back to Humboldt Studios in Chico from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jamming 101 is an inspiring class in the art of playing together. Designed to make enjoyable the world of folk and bluegrass jamming, Sid’s unique five-level system has won accolades everywhere he teaches. Participants will learn important skills such as jam survival and fitting in, lead and accompaniment playing, different musical styles, jam session etiquette, and much more. Class will be held at the Acoustic College on 265 Humboldt Avenue. Students are asked to bring any songbooks or music they are working on and to pre-register for the class online because seating is limited. Class is two hours long and costs $35 per student. Jamming 101 will also be offered on March 8th in Chico and on May 22nd-25th at the Strawberry Music Festival.

Joe Weed tune writing workshop -- Joe Weed will be hosting a workshop on tune writing at his studio in Los Gatos on the 12th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. He is offering a discount to members of the local fiddle club, and would like to offer a $15 discount (from the $75 price tag) to CBA members as well. Click on the link above for more info.

B. Judd, Bluegrass Philosopher -- “A political pundit or pollster is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.”
Posted:  1/11/2008

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