Author: Carlin, Larry

November 2, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009

Lead, follow, or get out of the way! -- The IBMA will be holding its Leadership Bluegrass program next spring, and there is still time to apply or recommend someone for the session. But you have to have your application in by the 13th of November. Here is some info: “Every year IBMA’s Leadership Bluegrass program brings together a cross section of music industry professionals to take an intensive look into the future challenges and opportunities our music faces, and next year’s event will be hosted March 9th-11th, 2010, in Nashville, TN. Approximately 25 individuals will be selected for the program, which is designed to build commitment, motivate talents and instill enthusiasm for addressing the future of music. Participants represent a cross section of current leaders from various facets of the industry and diverse regions of the nation and world. Enrollment in LB is voluntary and a new class is selected each year. To apply, go to the web link above. There is a $300 participation fee for IBMA members, and non-members pay $370 (which includes a one-year membership). All class members are expected to bear the expense of travel and/or lodging during the program, and they must plan to be present for the entire three-day schedule.”

Reischman in the Mandolin Café -- There is a wonderful interview on the Mandolin Café site with mandolin meister John Reischman. John and his band The Jaybirds will be playing the Freight in Berkeley on the 13th and the Redwood Bluegrass show in Mountain View on the 14th.

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

Bean Creek bluegrass -- Bean Creek will play their normal first Monday show tonight at Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing starting at the regular winter months time of 6 p.m., and on Tuesday the 3rd enjoy the Beans and spicy barbeque at Sam’s Bar-B-Que in San Jose from 6-9 p.m.

Jammin’ in Bakersfield -- The first Monday of every month bluegrass jam at Rusty’s Pizza in Bakersfield is happening tonight. Hosted by Kelvin Gregory, the jam takes place from 6-9 p.m. and Rusty’s (in Von’s Shopping Center) is located at 5430 Olive Drive. For more information contact Kelvin at (661) 392-7973 or

Brewglass at Amnesia -- See Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys at Amnesia in San Francisco on the 2nd, starting at 8:30. 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

Burrito grass -- The Monday night Baja Taqueria Invitational Bluegrass Jam in Oakland at 8 p.m. takes place tonight with Neil Linden, Will Fourt, Deirdre Donovan, Jerry Barush and Joe Ridout. Have a burrito and enjoy the bluegrass.

Cherryholmes in Chico and Eureka -- Cherryholmes will be playing at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico on the 3rd and at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts in Eureka on 4th.

The Revival Tour -- The Revival Tour, billed as An Acoustic Collaborative Event and featuring a bunch of Americana players touring the country, will be in California this week, and one bright spot on the bill is Grass Valley’s band Anderson Family Bluegrass. You can see the show at Cooper’s in Nevada City on the 3rd, The Blank Club in San Jose on the 4th, The Blue Lamp in Sacramento on the 5th, and Slim’s in SF on the 6th.

Bluegrass in Moss Landing -- On Tuesday the 3rd Deep Elem will be playing bluegrass at Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing from 6-8 p.m., with special guests Larry Cohea on banjo and Dave Walker on bass.

The Brombies in Escondido -- In the San Diego County area the North County Bluegrass Association presents a night of bluegrass on the first Tuesday of the month, and on the 3rd it will be The Brombies. Go over to Round Table Pizza starting at 8 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, on the corner of Ash and Washington Streets, in Escondido.

Coming attractions -- For folks that want to plan ahead, at the beginning of the week there are listings found here of upcoming festivals, fairs, campouts, special events and more. All you have to do is click on the links to find out information about each event. As the dates draw near there will be more information about the events posted above. If there is something not included on this list feel free to drop me a note to let me know. Here is what is coming up in the next few months: Bill Evans & Megan Lynch at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on 11/5, at Mission City Coffee Roasting Company in San Jose on 11/6, Pleasanton Library on 11/8, San Jose house concert on 11/13, workshops at the Freight during the day and a show at Asbury United Methodist Church in Livermore on 11/14; John Reischman & The Jaybirds in Mountain View 11/14; Stairwell Sisters at Petaluma Church Concerts 11/21; Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band at the Freight 12/3 and in Mountain View 12/5; The CBA 48 Hour Jam in Bakersfield 1/8-9; The Bee Eaters at Petaluma Church Concerts 1/22; Special Consensus at the San Diego Bluegrass Society Concert 1/22, Boulevard Music in Culver City 1/23, Valley Harvest Church in Santa Ynez 1/24, Asbury United Methodist Church in Livermore 1/29, Sutter Creek Theater 1/30, KPIG Radio at 10 a.m. and then in the evening and Don Quixote’s in Felton 1/31; SF Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival 2/12-21; CBA Winter Music Camp 2/15-1
Posted:  11/4/2009

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