Author: Carlin, Larry

Rick Cornish visiting reporter
 
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

History Today--One Day Like Today, used with permission from www.cybergrass.com the Internet’s Bluegrass Music Magazine Since 1992.

1915
Alan Lomax Birthday
1938
Pete Kuykendall Birthday
1952
First Don Reno and Red Smiley recording session

Lucy, we love you--Lucy Smith was appointed on Saturday to replace John Senior as CBA Area Vice President for Butte/Tehema. (Happily, John’s new sound business is burgeoning and has left him with very little free time.) On Saturday, January 26, 2 PM - 5:30 PM Lucy will host here first jam at Augie's (230 Salem St., Chico): (4th Saturday of the month) People who play mandolin, banjo, guitar, fiddle, dobro, bass, and bluegrass harmonica are encouraged to come and jam with us. People who like to sing bluegrass songs, or listen to bluegrass, or simply want to know what the heck bluegrass IS are encouraged to come. ~~~While the jam will be from 2 to 5:30, the first hour is a SLOW JAM (for those who like to hear and/or play ALL the notes). Songs will be played at a slow to moderate tempo, and jam etiquette will be discussed. ~~~~~The regular jam starts at 3 PM. We encourage folks to bring songs and tunes of the "founding fathers" of bluegrass-- Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Stanley Brothers, Osborne Brothers, Jim & Jesse--as well as "second generation" bands.

A little news from up Mother Lode way -- Friday January 11 Danny Herrin and Kelly Flynn Folk and Light Rock at the Old Stan 9:00 pm for info call 536-9598

Saturday, January 12 California Cowboys at the Black Oak Casino at 9:00 PM in the Willow Lounge

Friday-Saturday, January 18-19 Super Jam in Bakersfield at the convention center. Okay its not a festival but here is an opportunity to take over the hotel and play Bluegrass Oh it also Rick 60th birthday.

Friday, January 25 Sonora Jam at the Old Stan 7:00PM at 177 S. Washington St. until ? for info mandobil@bigvalley.net

Saturday, January 26 Maria Muldaur- Midnight at The Oasis at the Black Oak Casino at 9:00 PM in the Willow Lounge.

Saturday, January 26 Country Joe McDonald Tribute to Woody Guthrie at the Westside Theater in Newman for info go to
www.westsidethestre.org

Saturday, January 26 YUMA Bluegrass in The Park with Appaloosa, Copper River, The Spinney Bros., The BladeRunners, High Plains Tradition for more info go to www.landspromotions.com

Sunday January 27 Old Time and Irish Music and Dance Celebration at the Magnolia Saloon in Coulterville, corner of Highway 49 and Highway 132 Free!! 1:00 - 3:00 PM will be an Old Time and Irishtraditional music jam 3:00 - 6:00 PM Irish social dancing with a dance caller who will teach and assist.

Saturday, February Faux Renwahs new venue in Merced THE PARTISAN 432 W Main Street Merced CA 95340 209-723-0599 www.thepartisanmerced.com

Wednesday, February 6 Don Edwards at the Black Oak Casino at 8:00 PM in the Willow Lounge

Friday, February 8 Tempest Celtic Rock at the Black Oak Casino at 9:00 PM in the Willow Lounge

Friday, February 8 Sonora Jam at the Old Stan 7:00PM at 177 S. Washington St. until ? for info mandobil@bigvalley.net

Friday, February 15 The Duhks at the Black Oak Casino at 9:00 PM

Friday, February 15 The Stairwell Sisters at the Westside Theater in Newman for info go to www.westsidethestre.org

Saturday, February 16 The Trespassers at the Old Stan in Sonora at 9:00 pm for info call 536-9598 Old TImey, Bluegrass and Gypsy Jazz

February Karan Casey former lead for Solas

Wednesday,February 20 Peter Rowan at the Black Oak Casino at 8:00 Pm in the Willow Lounge

Friday, February 22 Sonora Jam at the Old Stan 7:00PM at 177 S. Washington St. until ? for info mandobil@bigvalley.net

Saturday, February 23 The Chieftains at The Gallo Arts Center for info go to www.galloarts.org

Sunday, February 24 Old Time/ Celtic Jam at the Magnolia Saloon in Coulterville, corner of Highway 49 and Highway 132 1:00 - 3:00 PM for more info kowanalynn@yahoo.com

Friday- Sunday February 29- Mar 2 Parker Bluegrass On The River with The Gibson Brothers, US NAVY Bluegrass Band, Honi Deaton & Dream, Monroe Crossing, The Chapmans, The Bluegrass Brothers, Williams and Calrk Expedition, Frank Ray & Cedar Hill, Digger Davis & Tombstone and Saw Mill Road for more info go to www.landspromotions.com

Friday March 14 The Stringdusters at the Black Oak Casino with Houston Jones opening at 9:00 PM

Sunday, March 23 Old Time/ Celtic Jam at the Magnolia Saloon in Coulterville, corner of Highway 49 and Highway 132 1:00 - 3:00 PM for more info kowanalynn@yahoo.com

Temecula Fest coming-- OLD TOWN TEMECULA, CA – Bluegrass tunes emanate from the hallways, patios and street corners as impromptu strummers and professional performers converge at the Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival March 15 and 16, 2008. Always innovative with a mixture of west coast bluegrass, traditional and crossover folk bands, this year’s lineup includes The Marty Warburton Band, Bluegrass Etc. featuring Dennis Caplinger, Highway 138, Pacific Ocean Bluegrass, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, Sligo Rags, The Silverado Bluegrass Band, Andy Rau Band, Bluegrass Brethren, Windy Ridge, This Just In, Temeku Bluegrass and the Burnett Family Bluegrass Band. Click for more details.

Watch for San Jose Jam--It’s been a long dry spell for good bluegrass jamming opportunities in Silicon Valley’s capitol city. Well, here’s the good news-Banjo Bob Farrell, and Fiddle'n Steve Paxton have stepped up and volunteered to be the jam hosts. They’ve got a couple possible locations and are looking at the first and third Thursdays of each month. Stay tuned and watch for more information here.

Joe’s On The Mend--As many of you know, Joe Quealy underwent extensive surgery on his lower back four weeks ago at Univ. of Calif. Med. Center in San Francisco. We were delighted to learn that the operation was an unqualified success. Joe’s still mending in the Bay Area. He expects to be sufficiently healed to return to Santa Maria in early January. We all hope Joe’s recuperation will be full and swift. Many thanks to everyone who offered Joe prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

The SteelDrivers: The blues in bluegrass-- Nice review ran on The SteelDrivers today, one in USA Today.

Nashville veterans bring their experiences in country, blues, rock and
Americana to bear in this bluegrass project. The SteelDrivers earn their
name not only with Chris Stapleton's hard, hoarse shout but with the
relentless attack of Tammy Rogers' fiddle and Mike Henderson's mandolin
as well. With Stapleton and Henderson providing most of the songs, some
of which have been recorded previously by the likes of Gary Allan and
Kevin Welch, the group has galvanized into a force in bluegrass and
beyond. – Mansfield (Click above for full article.)

Rita Hosking E-Letter-- Hi there everybody, hope you're all well. Just felt like sharing some news... you can read about it here or go to the news section of www.ritahosking.com , if you like. Dan Ruby and all the nice folks at FestivalPreview.com posted an interview with me from last spring Strawberry, (along with alot of other great videos) Here's the link to the you tube page: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=festivalpreview
A little fuzzy but warm remembrance of a very memorable morning. Thank you, www.festivalpreveiw.com ! I attended the Far West Folk Alliance for the third time, this year in Vancouver, WA. We celebrated and recognized performer Rosalie Sorrels--last year it was Utah Phillips. A few days before the conference, Bruce Utah Phillips announced his official retirement from performing. He was and will be sorely mi
 
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