Author: Carlin, Larry

October 25, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010

IIIrd Tyme Out on tour -- IIIrd Tyme Out is in California this week, and you can see them in Bakersfield on the 25th, at Don Quixote’s in Felton on the 26th, in Orland on the 27th, and in Northridge on the 28th.

Nellies in SF -- The Barefoot Nellies will be pickin' bluegrass at Amnesia in SF on the 25th starting at 9 p.m. No cover.

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.

Ramblers in Moss Landing -- Tonight is bluegrass night at Phil’s Fish Market with The Courthouse Ramblers playing from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Burrito grass -- The Monday night Baja Taqueria Invitational Bluegrass jam takes place in Oakland at 8 p.m. featuring the Steve Pottier, Karen Sonnenblick, Larry Cohea, Mike Wilhoyte, and Jim Mintun. Have a burrito and enjoy the bluegrass.

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

South Bay bluegrass barbecue -- Windy Hill will be serving up bluegrass to go along with the spicy offerings at Sam’s Bar-B-Que in San Jose on the 26th from 6-9 p.m.

Jammin’ in Ventura -- The Ventura Bluegrass Jam at Zoey’s Café takes place on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 6-9:30 p.m.

Turn your radio on -- Tune into the Bluegrass Country show every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon on KMUD up in Garberville to hear Ken Jorgenson playing two hours of bluegrass and country music. Ken also is the owner of Blue Heron soft-shell instrument cases.

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: Hot Rize with Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers at the Freight in Berkeley 10/28; The Runaways (Laurie Lewis, Tashina Clarridge and Kimber Ludiker) at The Oaksong Society show at Bernie’s Guitars in Redding 10/29; Reilly & Maloney at the Freight 10/29, Fiddling Cricket in Santa Clara 10/30; Keystone Station at Murphy's in Sonoma 10/30; Anderson Family Bluegrass and Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack the Freight in Berkeley 11/3; Blue Highway at the Freight 11/5, Redwood Bluegrass Associates in Mountain View 11/6, at The Palms in Winters 11/7; The Bay Island Ramblers at McGrath's Irish Pub in Alameda 11/5; Skyline Riders and The String Slingers at the Plough & Stars in SF 11/6; Soldiers Stories benefit for veterans at the Freight in Berkeley 11/11; Kathy Kallick Band at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 11/19, First Church of Christ Scientist in Petaluma 11/20; Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack at the Oak Song Society show at Bernie’s Guitars in Redding 11/19; Bill Evans & Jody Stecher at the Freight 11/26; Laurie Lewis at the Freight 11/27; The Travelin’ McCourys in Chico 12/2; Brookdale Bluegrass Festival in Boulder Creek 12/3-5; Frankie Nagle & Primary Colors at Redwood Bluegrass Associates in Mountain View 12/4; The CBA Great 48 Bluegrass Jam in Bakersfield 1/6-9; River City Bluegrass Festival in Portland, OR, 1/7-9; Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin and Cliff Perry & Laurel Bliss at Redwood Bluegrass Associates in Mountain View 1/22; Bluegrass in the Park in Yuma, AZ 1/22; David Lindley at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station 1/22; San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival 2/11-19; Summertown Road and OMGG at Redwood Bluegrass Associates in Mountain View 2/12; Steve Spurgin at the Oak Song Society show at Bernie’s Guitars in Redding 2/18; CBA Winter Music Camp near Petaluma 2/24-27; Grasstowne in Orangevale 2/25, Morgan Hill 2/26; Bluegrass on the Beach in Lake Havasu, AZ 3/4-6; Robin & Linda Williams & Their Fine Group at Redwood Bluegrass Associates in Mountain View 3/12; Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen at Redwood Bluegrass Associates in Mountain View 4/30; Kathy Kallick Band at the Oak Song Society show at Bernie’s Guitars in Redding 4/30.

B. Judd, Bluegrass Philosopher -- “Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.”
Posted:  10/27/2010

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