Delta-Sierra News
Delta-Sierra Activities Vice President

Hi Y’all,

Blue Highway at the Black Oak on Thursday at 8:00 pm, Don’t miss this! John Roman Jackson Trio at Emberz on Wednesday, and don’t forget the Celtic Faire. Great first Fiddler’s Jam in Standard last weekend thanks to Dave and Keith.

It’s pretty exciting to see people like Eddie Adcock, Blue Highway, and The Steep Canyon Rangers coming to the area soon, but here’s a scoop…

The first ever Mother Lode Chapter of District #2 of the California State Old Time Fiddlers Association is meeting at the Standard Community Church. Because of the great interest and support to preserve the art and tradition of old time fiddling, a group is coming together to support this new venture. Monthly jams will be held on the 1st Sunday of each month. The first meeting will be March 1st. You need not be a member of the CSOTF Association, although we would welcome and encourage you to join and support our organization. All musicians, who play acoustic instruments (not just fiddlers) of all skill levels may participate. A sound system will be provided on stage. Anyone may sign up and play three tunes (first come, first serve). No electric instruments will be allowed and the
only rule is that a fiddler must be present (on stage) to play with any participant.

2nd Saturday Art Walk…every second Saturday of the month, there is an Art Walk in Sonora. Businesses and art galleries remain open from 5-8:00 pm. Many of the locations have live entertainment so come on down and hangout. Info - my contact

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Sonora/ Soulsbyville - California State Old Time Fiddlers Association at the Standard Community Church 1st Sunday of the Month from 1-5:00 pm for info call 9(209)743-9352 or email

Modesto Jam at the Queen Bean Coffee House from 7:00-9:00 pm every Tuesday of the month except the first sponsored by Rainy 1126 14th Street.

Open Mic in Angel’s Camp every Saturday from 7:00-9:30 pm at Sidewinders in the basement next to Aeolian Harp for info email

Open Mic in Manteca 7-9:00 pm at the Café Aroma 1499 West Yosemite across from the Good will store. For info call (209) 824-9978

Open Mic at Sonora Joe’s 2nd and 4th Thursday 7-9:00 pm on Washington St.

Open Mic & Jam Night at the Eagle Tavern (Eprosan House) in Twain Harte Wednesday at 9:00 pm

Open Mic at the Hideout Saloon in Mariposa Thursdays, 8:00 pm

Open Mic at the Rusted Mic in Lodi Thursdays, 7:00 pm

Sonora Contra Dance at the Aronos Club in Sonora 3rd Saturday of the month. 6:30 pm potluck followed by dancing at 7:30 Live String Band and callers $7 donation for info

Merced Jam at The Coffee Bandits . First Tuesday of the month. Bluegrass, Old time, Americana. Acoustic only. 7:00 -9:30 PM 309 W. Main St. Merced CA. 209-383-1200

KCSS FAT SUNDAY from Turlock begins at 10 am with Texas Red until 1:00pm; and Uncle John every other Sunday afternoon from 1-4:00pm with old-time, bluegrass, classic country, western swing, etc. Please tune in at 91.9 FM or

New Community radio station at this station will feature music from many local bands and will serve the foothills including Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador at 90.7 Broadcasts now on the air.


John Roman Jackson Trio at Emberz from 7-9:00pm every 1st and 3rd Wednesday

Tim Hagar and Friends at the Hideout Saloon in Mariposa from 7-10:00 pm Sundays, Jazz and blues

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Wednesday, March 4 John Roman Jackson Trio at Emberz at 6:00 pm

Thursday, March 5 Blue Highway at The Black Oak Casino 8-10 PM in the Willow Lounge

Friday-Sunday, March 6-8 Sonora Celtic Faire with Celtica, Black Eyed Dempseys, Black Irish Band, Clan, Stand Easy, Tempest and more for info go to

Friday-Sunday, March 6-8 Bluegrass on The Beach in Lake Havasu. This is a fun festival especially when you need to get away because of cabin fever. With Blue Highway, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice Spinney Brothers, Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers, Karl Shiflett & Big Country , Monroe Crossing, Red Dog Ash, Sonoran Dogs, Adkins & Loudermilk (1 set, Friday ONLY)
Nu~Blu (1 set, Saturday ONLY) for info go to

Friday-Sunday, March 6-8 Brookdale Bluegrass Spring Festival 24500 Miller Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains for info go to

Saturday, March 14 Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival from 1-8:00 pm in Sebastapol Si Kahn, Pete Sibley, Dan Crary and more for info go to or call (707) 829-8012

Saturday, March 14 Red Dog Ash with David Thom Band at the Westside Theater in Newman 7:30 Tickets $12 in advance for info go to

Saturday March 14 Claire Lynch Band at the First Prebyterian Church of Palo Alto 7:00pm for tickets or call (650) 691-9982

Saturday March 14 The Barefoot Movement an IBMA award winning bluegrass group at the Sutter Creek Theater 8:00

Saturday, March 21 The Poor Valley Band at the Hideout Saloon in Mariposa
Friday, March 27 Eddie and Martha Adcock legendary Bluegrass Banjo Player at the Peer Recovery Art Project in Modesto. The warm-up band for the evening will be Red Dog Ash. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors open at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at 209-581-1695 or on-line at Peer Recovery Art Project is located at 1222 J Street, Modesto, California. All proceeds go to the Adcocks.
Saturday, March 28 Eddie and Martha Adcock at the Stage 3 Theatre Company in Sonora. The evening will be kicked off by special guest Red Dog Ash and followed by Eddie and Martha Adcock's performance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased by calling 209-536-1778 or obtaining them on line at All proceeds to go the Adcocks
Monday- Sunday April 13 – 19 CBA Spring Campout in Turlock At the Fair Grounds for info go to

Saturday, April 25 Taarka a gypsy jazz group that is reminiscent of David Grisman in Sutter Creek for info go to

Saturday, May 2 Red Dog Ash with Dan Cray and Thunderation at the Westside Theater in Newman 7:30 Tickets $12 in advance for info go to

Thursday-Sunday, May 21-25 The Strawberry Music Festival in Grass Valley at the Nevada County Fairgrounds with Sam Bush, The Duhks, A.J. Ghent, Dustbowl Revival, Front Country and Marley’s Ghost, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Rowan’s Big Twang Theory, Ray Bonneville, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, Sam Baker, and Chicago Farmer for more info go to

Thursday-Sunday June 18-21, CBA Father’s Day Festival 40th Anniversary with The Kentucky Colonels Reunion, The Good Ol’Persons Reunion, The Bluegrass Patriots Reunion, The Dave Grisman Bluegrass Experience, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Adkins and Loudermilk, Jumpsteady Boys for info go to

See ya


I typically provide information about music in the five counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Amador and Calaveras. On occasion, I will post events out of the area, I do this as a favor to bands who live in this area and are performing elsewhere. Please do not be offended if I do not provide statewide coverage.

Posted By:  Bill Schneiderman

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