Sacramento Area Bluegrass Newsletter
? CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION ?
This newsletter can also be read on the CBA website: http://www.cbaontheweb.org
John Hettinger, CBA Sacramento Area Activities VP
113 Puffer Way, Folsom, CA 95630 916-990-0719 E-mail:
Megan Lynch Chowning & Jim Nunally, March 28, Folsom
Megan Lynch Chowning and Jim Nunally will play a house concert at the Folsom Opry House (aka home of John & Loretta Hettinger) on Friday, March 28; door opens at 7:00 PM, music at 7:30 PM. †The Folsom Opry House is located at 113 Puffer Way, Folsom. †Megan is six-time national fiddle champion, touring musician, recording artist, & singer. †She has toured with legendary country music artists Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan & has performed with a host of bluegrass greats including Dale Ann Bradley, Roland White, Larry Cordle, Jim Hurst, & Chris Stuart. †Jim is a nationally-known guitarist and vocalist & plays in several bands including John Reischman & the Jaybirds, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Due West, & Bangers & Grass. †He also performs in duos with Dix Bruce, Nell Robinson, Keith Little, & Judy Forrest in addition to Megan. †Both Megan & Jim have numerous CDs to their credit. †Come enjoy some fine bluegrass music in the intimacy of a house concert with A-list artists; they make beautiful music together. †And don't forget Loretta's legendary pies for between-set refreshments. †Admission is by donation which all goes to the artists; $15 advance for CBA members, $20 for everyone else, or $20 for everyone at the door if not already sold out. †Seating is limited so make your reservations now via email@example.com or 916-990-0719.
14th Annual Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival, March 8, Sebastopol
The Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival is a great 1-day festival co-sponsored by the CBA & Sonoma County Folk Society. As it has been for the last several years, it will be held at the Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol, on March 8, starting at 100 PM. The bands this year cover the musical spectrum from newgrass to traditional bluegrass to folk & even international cafe music. The bands are Missy Raines & the New Hip, High Country, Rita Hosking, Mike Justis Band, Front Country, Spark & Whisper, & Hot Frittatas plus workshops. Food & beverage vendors will be on-site. Tickets are $25 adv / $30 door for CBA members. Order yours with a check & SASE from Sonoma County Festival, c/o Mark Hogan, 3980 Monika Ct, Sebastopol, CA 95472.
CBA Fatherís Day Festival, June 12 - 15, Grass Valley
Get your tickets to the CBA Fatherís Day Festival in Grass Valley before February 28 to save some $$$. Early-bird 4-day adult tickets including camping are only $110 for CBA members. If you are not yet a member of the CBA or if your membership has lapsed, you can (re)join & save the entire cost of your membership in buying a single 4-day ticket, or even more if you join as a couple & buy two 4-day tickets. The bands this year are Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Deadly Gentlemen, Junior Sisk (2013 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year) & Ramblersí Choice, Lonesome River Band, Bucking Mules, Kathy & Laurieís Vern & Ray Tribute, Roland White Band, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Kathy Kallick Band, Foghorn Stringband, & Town Mountain plus Kids on Bluegrass, & lots of workshops. In addition there will be five California showcase bands -- Bean Creek, High Country, Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys, The Sisters Grimm, & Ragged But Right -- playing one set each on the main stage.
CBA Youth Academy, June 11 - 14, Grass Valley
New this year, the CBA will produce a Youth Academy June 11 - 14, mostly concurrent with the Fatherís Day Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. It is basically a day camp program for kids ages 8 - 16 who want to enjoy the company of other kids during the daytime part of the festival. Of course, parents will appreciate the respite from monitoring their kids all day as well. There will be a multitude of activities for beginning to advanced musical kids. Each participant will be introduced to at least three bluegrass instruments. A parent or guardian of each kid must purchase a 4-day ticket to the festival & be responsible for dropping the enrollee off for camp, providing a bag lunch, & picking up the enrollee after camp. All beverages & snacks will be provided by the camp. The registration fee for the 4-day camp is $300; some partial scholarships may be available. Registration information is available at www.bluegrasscampsforkids.com. Direct any other questions to Darby Brandli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-735-6364.
Claire Lynch Band, March 13, Grass Valley
The Claire Lynch Band will play the Center for the Arts, 314 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-272-5333, www.thecenterforthearts.org, on March 13, 730 PM. Claire has a silvery effervescent voice & has performed & recorded with such bluegrass & country luminaries as Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, & Emmylou Harris, not to mention that she is the 2013 IBMA Female Vocalist of Year. And she always has a great band to back her up. Local favorites Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried will open the show. Tickets are $22.
Other 2014 Festivals, Music Camps, & Campouts
Walker Creek Music Camp: April 11 - 14, Marin County, www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org, 415-663-1342. Price goes up March 1.
CBA Spring Campout: April 21 - 27, Turlock, www.cbaontheweb.org.
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival: May 8 - 11, Parkfield, www.parkfieldbluegrass.com.
Jim Nunally & Keith Little vocal & instrumental workshop: May 15 - 18, Kowana Valley Folk School & Lodge (just outside Yosemite), www.kowanavalley.com, 209-768-8651, email@example.com.
CBA Music Camp: June 8 - 11, Grass Valley, www.cbaontheweb.org, 360-647-0741.
Susanville Music Camp & Bluegrass Festival: June 16 - 22, Susanville, www.susanvillebluegrass.com
Kate Wolf Memorial Festival: June 27 - 29, Laytonville, www.katewolfmusicfestival.com.
Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival: August 7 - 10, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos, www.ncbs.us.
Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival: August 15 - 17, Bowerís Mansion Regional Park (between Reno & Carson City, NV), www.bowersbluegrassfestival.org.
Strings & Threads Bluegrass Festival: August 24 - 31, Yreka, www.siskiyoustringsandthreads.com.
Bluegrassiní in the Foothills: September 19 - 21, Plymouth, www.landspromotions.com.
KVMR Celtic Festival: September 26 - 28, Grass Valley, www.kvmrcelticfestival.org.
Save the Dates
Arlo Guthrie: April 11, Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, 530-272-5333, www.thecenterforthearts.org, $58.
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum + Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman: April 19, Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center / State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-885-0156, www.livefromauburn.com. $27.
Unless otherwise indicated, these events are without charge as far as I know, but patronage of the venue is expected.
Spillit Quikkers: March 1, 1100 AM - 100 PM, Hoppy Brewing Co, 6300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, 916-451-4677, www.hoppy.com.
Paige Anderson & the Fearless Kin + Halfpence & Haypenny + The Moore Brothers: March 15, 800 PM, The Curly Wolf, 217 Broad St, Nevada City, 530-264-7338
Cohalen Morrison & Eli West: March 5, 700 PM, house concert in Davis, 530-753-3472, firstname.lastname@example.org. $15 donation.
Cohalen Morrison & Eli West: March 7, 630 -830 PM, California Organics Cafe, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-277-1396.
Jim Nunally, Keith Little, & Peter Grant: March 7 & 8, 815 PM, Off Broadstreet Theater, 305 Commercial St, Nevada City, 530-265-8686, www.offbroadstreet.com. $25.
Karen Savoca: March 12, 700 PM, house concert in Davis, 530-753-3472, email@example.com. $18 donation.
Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried: March 14, 600 - 800 PM, Lucchesi Vineyards Tasting Room, 128 Mill St, Grass Valley, 530-274-2164, www.luchesivinyards.com.
Steep Canyon Rangers w/ Steve Martin: March 15, 730 PM, Bob Hope Theater, 242 E Main St, Stockton, 209-337-4673, www.stocktonlive.com. $53 - $128.
Kathy Barwick & friends: March 17, 600 - 900 PM, Lou LaBonteís, 13460 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-885-9193. Call for St Patís dinner reservations.
Mike Justis Band: March 20, 800 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, www.foxandgoose.com
Dan Crary & Thunderation: March 21, 800 PM, Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St, Sutter Creek, 916-425-0077, www.suttercreektheater.com. $21. Americana flatpicking master.
Natural Drift: March 21, 800 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, www.foxandgoose.com
Athena Tergis & Mick Maloney: March 22, 800 PM, house concert in Davis, 530-753-3472, firstname.lastname@example.org. $20 donation.
Dan Crary & Thunderation: March 22, 730 PM, house concert in Shingle Springs, email@example.com. $20.
Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman, Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried opening: March 22, 730 PM, Auburn Placer Performing Arts
Center / State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-885-0156, www.livefromauburn.com. $27.
Banner Mountain Boys: March 29, 500 - 700 PM, Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1237 High St, Auburn, 530-887-9573, www.horsesforhealing.org.. Benefit dinner & auction for Horses for Healing,
Paige Anderson & the Fearless Kin + Raina Rose & Jeffrey Wanger Dupra: March 29, 700 PM, Off Center Stage (Center for the Arts), 315 Richardson, Grass Valley, 530-274-8384, www.thecenterforthearts.org. $15.
Fruit Jar Pickers: Every Sunday, 1000 AM - 1200 N, Rough & Ready Grange Hall, Rough & Ready Hwy, about five miles west of Grass Valley, 530-272-4320, www.roughandreadychamber.com. Donations accepted.
Every Friday, 500 - 700 PM, Main Street Music, 263 Main St (corner Center), Placerville, 530-622-1357.
Every Wednesday, 600 - 900 PM, Nicholsonís MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020. Open mike & jam.
Every 5th Sunday, 100 - 300 PM, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 320 Montrose, Folsom, 916-985-2984, www.mountolive.cc.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 500 - 800 PM, Rail Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Rd (near Taylor Rd), Loomis, 530-885-6871.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 600 - 900 PM, McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville, 707-724-8002.
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 600 - 900 PM, Landmark Baptist Church, 609 Figueroa, Folsom, 916-990-0719. New pickers welcome.
1st Sunday of the month, 100 - 400 PM, National Hotel, 211 Broad St, Nevada City, 530-575-8766. Old-time jam.
2nd Sunday of the month, 100 - 500 PM, Old-Time Fiddlers, Orangevale Grange Hall, 5805 Walnut, Orangevale, 916-723-2314.
2nd Sunday of the month, 300 - 600 PM, Lockdown Brewery, 718 Sutter St (upstairs), Folsom, 916-358-9645.
2nd & 5th Thursdays, 600 - 900 PM, bluegrass jam at various Sacramento area homes. Call John at 916-990-0719 or Ron at 916-988-8062 for location. New pickers welcome.
3rd Thursday of the month, 700 - 1000 PM, Old Ironsides, 1901 10th St, Sacramento, 916-443-9751.
3rd Saturday of the month, 1200 N - 500 PM, Round Table Pizza, 7867 Lichen Dr, Citrus Heights, 530-409-4012.
4th Thursday of the month, 600 - 900 PM, Strum Shop, 408 Roseville Square, Roseville, 916-787-8786. New pickers welcome.
From Your Publisher
Some of the copy in this newsletter may not be original but gathered from various sources & adapted to fit into this newsletter format. The CBA does not fund this newsletter; you can help support this newsletter by sending cash or check payable to John Hettinger to the address at the top of this newsletter. For mid-month updates check Sacramento Bluegrass on Facebook. Events listed are current at the time of publication as far as I know but are subject to change or cancellation. Before traveling to an event, it is always advisable to call ahead to check the time & ensure that it is taking place as scheduled.
By: John Hettinger
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