|Author: Carlin, Larry
|July 1, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Editor’s note -- Your regular Almost Daily News editor is on vacation back east these next two weeks, and the normal column will only appear sporadically here. In the meantime, after a few shows listed here below, there is John Hettinger's Sacramento Area Newsletter. Happy 4th of July to everyone!
Plans for the long weekend -- Nathan McEuen and Scott Gates at the High Desert Center for the Arts in Victorville 7/1; The High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy 7/1-4; The Infamous Stringdusters in Quincy 7/1-2, in Oak Run 7/3; The Del McCoury Band & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Marin County Fair in San Rafael 7/4; Paradise July 4th Bluegrass Festival and Quilt Show with California Borderline, Anderson Family Bluegrass and Mossy Creek; The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band at Rancho Nicasio in West Marin on the 5th.
Sacramento Area Bluegrass Newsletter
By John Hettinger
CBA Sacramento Area Activities VP
Tashina Clarridge & Jefferson Hamer, July 3, Sacramento
Fiddler Tashina Clarridge & guitarist Jefferson Hamer will play a concert at the home of Paul & Candy Anderson, 2548 8th Ave, Sacramento, on July 3 at 800 PM (doors open at 730 PM). Tashina Clarridge is a Grand National Fiddle Champion & tours with several bands. She enjoys a lively pursuit of bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, Irish fiddling, & the fusion of such styles, sometimes labeled “new acoustic” music. Jefferson Hamer has a surprisingly fresh voice in today's world of introspective singer-songwriters. His musicality reflects a breadth of influences, & his own songs echo the distilled melodies & lyricism of British, Irish, & American traditional music. Refreshments will be served, & the donation of $15 all goes to the musicians. Reserve your seat with Paul & Candy Anderson via phone at (916) 455-6312, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack, July 9, Sacramento
Rita Hosking & her band Cousin Jack will play a house/yard concert at the home of Richard & Tracie Fike on July 9 at 730 p.m. (gate opens at 630 p.m.). Theirs is an outstanding venue for a house concert. Rita & her band are well-known in the Sacramento area from her gigs at festivals & other venues, & they are now touring internationally. Her soulful & intense delivery of a song reminds you of kitchen tables, springs, loss, miners, mountains, culture clash, trailers, stray dogs, loggers, hope, & forest fires. Reservations are required via email@example.com. $20 donation. Bring your lawn chairs for seating, & carpooling is encouraged.
Jam / Potluck of the Month, July 17, Davis
Dean Labadie will host a jam / potluck in the parking lot behind his store, Strelitzia Flower Co., 4614 Second Street, Davis, on July 17, starting at 2 p.m. Bring your own chairs, beverages, & a potluck dish. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kerner Breaux, 1943-2010
Kerner Breaux, bassist with the Notorious Shank Brothers & other bands, passed over Jordan on June 2 due to heart failure. He was an energetic jammer at many CBA events & always made his presence felt. His rendition of “Home Grown Tomatoes” will be fondly remembered, & he will be greatly missed by all. Steve West has organized a memorial jam for Kern on July 10, starting at 11 a.m., at Fair Oaks Park, near the corner of Fair Oaks & Madison in Fair Oaks; access to the parking lot is off Fair Oaks Blvd just south of the library. Bring your instruments, potluck dish, beverages, & chairs. Iced bottled water will be provided. Alcohol is permitted but not in glass containers. Come pick some tunes for Kern; he would want it that way. For more info contact Steve or Kathy West at (916) 966-3916.
Camps, Campouts, & Festivals
Americana Festival: July 10 - 11, Virginia City, NV, www.americanafest.org, 775-348-4692, FREE
California Coast Music Camp: July 11 - 17 & 18 - 24, Sierra Nevada gold country, www.musiccamp.org/cba 650-306-0399
California Worldfest: July 15-18, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, www.worldfest.net, 530-891-4098
Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival: July 18 - 19, Etna, www.scottvalleybluegrass.com, 530-467-4144
Lighthouse Marina Campout: August 2 - 8, Isleton, www.lighthouseresortandmarina.com, 916-777-5901
Tin Shed Jam: August 7, Walnut Grove, www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmvhCpEKAjY&NR=1
Golden Old Time Campout: August 20 - 22, Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, www.cbaontheweb.org, 707-829-8012
Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival: August 13-18, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos, www.ncbs.us, 408-241-5920
Bluegrassin’ in the Foothills: September 17-19, Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth, www.landspromotions.com
Hobbs Grove Bluegrass Festival: September 24 - 26, Hobbs Grove Park, Sanger, www.cbaontheweb.org, 559-977-3598
KVMR Radio, 89.5 FM
Thanks to Eric Rice, most of the CBA’s 35th Annual Father’s Day Festival in Grass Valley was broadcast locally over FM radio & to the world over the internet. Eric’s County Line Bluegrass Show airs every Saturday morning from 10 a.m.-noon over KVMR 89.5 FM & is a great show. He often has guests performing live music & makes timely announcements about bluegrass music events. Thanks, Eric!
Spillit Quikkers: July 3, 1100 AM - 100 PM, Hoppy Brewing Co, 6300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, 916-451-4677, www.hoppy.com. No cover; come for brunch.
Banner Mountain Boys: July 3, 1200 N - 600 PM, Americana Festival, Schoolhouse Amphitheater, 17894 Tyler-Foote Rd, North Columbia (near Malakoff Diggins State Park), 530-265-2826. North Columbia Cultural Center benefit.
Anderson Family Bluegrass Band & California Borderline: July 4, all day, Paradise Community Park, free.
Hill Country: July 10, 630 - 900 PM, Zia’s Espresso & Gelato, 312 Main St, Placerville, 530-642-9427, no cover.
Legacy: July 10, 730 PM, house concert in Grass Valley, $15. Email email@example.com or call 530-272-6498 for reservations & address. Traditional Irish band.
The Fruit Jar Pickers: July 11, 18, & 25, 1000 AM - 1200 N, Western Gateway Park, Penn Valley, 530-272-4320, www.roughandreadychamber.com. New location; bring your chairs; donations accepted.
Banner Mountain Boys: July 23, 800 - 1100 PM, Club Car Bar & Restaurant, 836 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-887-9732, no cover.
Natural Drift: July 23, 730 - 1000 PM, Hemalayas Restaurant, 3420 Palmer Dr, Cameron Park, 530-677-4880, www.hemalayasindian.com. No cover; come for dinner.
Anderson Family Bluegrass Band: July 24, 800 - 1100 AM, Nevada County Growers Market, North Star House, 12075 Old Auburn Rd (turn left just before Gate 4 of Fairgrounds).
Mountain Laurel: July 31, 900 AM - 1200 N, Nevada County Growers Market, North Star House, 12075 Old Auburn Rd. (turn left just before Gate 4 of Fairgrounds).
Houston Jones: July 24, 800 PM, Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, www.palmsplayhouse.com, 530-756-9901, $15.
Gillette Brothers: July 30, 700 PM, house concert in Folsom, $20. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-765-0552 for reservations & address. Western & Americana music.
Save the Date
August 14: Hettingers’ house jam/potluck, Folsom.
Every Tuesday & Friday, 600 - 800 PM, Main Street Music, 263 Main St (corner Center), Placerville, 530-622-1357.
Every Thursday, 700 - 1000 PM, 5th String Music Store, Alhambra & J St, Sacramento, 916-442-8282.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 500 - 800 PM, Rail Depot, 5775 Horseshoe
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