Author: Carlin, Larry

March 2, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008

Paul has friends -- Standup sound engineer and bass player Paul Knight & Friends will be pickin’ out at the Station House Cafe, located in downtown Pt. Reyes Station in West Marin, this afternoon from 5-8:30 p.m. His friends for this show will be Tom Rozum, Keith Little and a blond-haired, blue-eyed surprise guest fiddler.

Cruzin’ Crows -- There is a hot twin bill tonight at the Attic in Santa Cruz, as The Mighty Crows will be splitting the bill with Nell Robinson and Red Level. Show starts at 8 p.m., and the Attic is located at 931 Pacific Avenue.

Lost in the fog -- On this sunny Sunday you can head out to the annual Tule Fog Fete at Caswell Memorial State Park in Ripon from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Presented by the Great Valley Museum, the event features nature hikes, an animal display, children's activities, live music by the Zero Visibility Bluegrass Band and more. For info call (800) 444-7275.

Dan Crary in Placerville -- Guitarist Dan Crary & Friends will playing today at The Cozmic Café, 594 Main Street, in Placerville, starting at 3 p.m. Dan has been one of the major driving forces in the evolution and popularity of the steel stringed guitar. He is a dynamic veteran performer, appearing worldwide as a soloist and in well-known ensembles such as Berline, Crary, and Hickman, IBMA Instrumental Band of the Year California, plus many other collaborations with other artists. Joining Dan on dobro and pedal steel is multi-instrumentalist Pete Grant and Hugh Hoeger on mandolin. Call (530) 642-8481 for info.

All aboard! -- Today there is a Contra Dance Benefit for the Petaluma Trolley Project from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Trolley Bar, located at 110 Bayliss in Petaluma, and playing will be Ingrid Noyes, Michael Harmon and Erik Hoffman. For info call (707) 778-7878.

Quakes in San Gregorio -- It is the first Sunday of the month so this means Earthquake Country will be playing down the coast in San Mateo County at the San Gregorio General Store from 2-5 p.m. This is a free event, and if you’ve never been to the store it is well worth the trip. The place sells clothes, food, hardware, toys, etc., has live music and a bar, all in under one roof, and the building is over 100 years old. Put the top down on the old T-Bird and take a drive down.

Santa Clara Fiddlers -- The Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of traditional types of American music such as old-time, bluegrass and gospel music, as played on the fiddle and other acoustic stringed instruments. On the first Sunday of every month they hold their open jams at the Hoover Middle School in San Jose from 1-5 p.m.

Jammin’ in Santa Margarita -- Also on the first Sunday of every month from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Solomon's Cafe in Santa Margarita is a jam session. The first half-hour is a free music lesson for anyone getting started. The remainder of the evening is an open jam for all pickers.

Bluegrass in SLO -- The Wild River Ramblers play from 2-4 p.m. today at the Santa Maria Brewing Company in the town of Nipomo, San Luis Obispo County.

Jammin’ in Encino -- There is an old-time jam session on the first Sunday of every month from 1-4 p.m. at the CTMS Center for Folk Music in the town of Encino. See long-time friends and make new ones. Play your favorites and learn new tunes. Or just go and listen and relax on a Sunday afternoon.

Jumpin’ beans -- Bean Creek has a busy start to the week. On Monday the 3rd you can see them play bluegrass at Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing from 6-8 p.m., and then on Tuesday the 4th they will be at Sam’s Bar-B-Que in San Jose from 6-9 p.m.

Jammin’ in Bakersfield -- Kelvin Gregory has organized a new bluegrass jam on the first Monday of every month at Rusty’s Pizza in Bakersfield. The jams will take 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 Gregory at (661) 392-7973 or

Brewglass at Amnesia -- See Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys perform at 8:30 p.m. on the 3rd when they appear at Amnesia in SF.

B. Judd, Bluegrass Philosopher -- “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
Posted:  3/4/2008

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