Sacramento Area Bluegrass Newsletter
CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION
John Hettinger, CBA Sacramento Area Activities VP
113 Puffer Way, Folsom, CA 95630 916-990-0719 E-mail: email@example.com
40th Annual CBA Fatherís Day Festival, June 18 -21, Grass Valley
I have to say it again. As the 40th annual CBA Fatherís Day festival, this will be a big one. You can still get tickets so donít miss it! Bring / invite your friends, even for just a day. Theyíll love it! Some of the bands are ones we havenít heard for awhile plus some great reunion bands. The bands this year are David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Good Olí Persons Reunion, Kentucky Colonels Reunion, Jumpsteady Boys, Spinney Brothers, Atkins & Loudermilk, Bluegrass Patriots Reunion, Keith Little & the Little Band, Blue Diamond Strings, Molly Tuttle & Friends, Carl & Judie Pagter & Friends, Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass, Steep Ravine, CBA Music Camp All-Stars, plus Kids on Bluegrass & all the jamming you could ever want. Order your tickets at www.cbaontheweb.org.
CBA Music Camp, June 14 - 17, Grass Valley
The CBA Music Camp has an especially stellar roster of teachers this year, & as a result the camp's twenty-two classes are filling up rapidly. †Iím not sure which if any classes still have room. There are morning intensive classes in bluegrass banjo, old-time banjo, bluegrass fiddle, old-time fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, singing, & band labs, as well as more than a hundred afternoon one-shot elective classes, & dozens of evening jams.††If the class you want is full, you can still sign up for the camp & take only the afternoon electives. You can find details, teacher biographies, & registration forms at www.cbamusiccamp.com.
Strawberry Music Festival, May 21 - 25, Grass Valley
The Strawberry Music Festival is an Americana music festival held on Memorial Day weekend, May 21 - 25, at the Nevada Country Fairgrounds, the same site as our Fatherís Day Festival. As usual, there is a significant bluegrass content. This yearís festival includes Front Country, Marleyís Ghost, Peter Rowanís Big Twang Theory, Della Mae, Sam Bush Band, & Rita Hosking Trio. Order your tickets at www.strawberrymusic.com. Be aware that there is no entry permitted into the fairgrounds until 630 AM the first day of the festival, & no parking will be permitted along the road. At 630 AM they will start admitting cars to a lineup area inside the fairgrounds. Then at 800 AM everyone will be released to locate their camping spot.
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, May 7 - 10, Parkfield
The Parkfield Bluegrass Festival is a great festival on Motherís Day weekend, May 7 - 10, in a tiny town in a really out of the way place. Follow the recommended routes on www.parkfieldbluegrass.org to get there. The bands this year are Bean Creek, Brothers Barton, Steep Ravine, Sonoran Dogs, Hay Dudes, Amaya Rose & the Gold Rush, Honeysuckle Possums, Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players, Joe Craven & the Sometimers, Bluegrass Etc, Amber Cross, Sidesaddle & Co, Next Generation, Joe & Hattie Craven, & Wild Sage Reunion.
Palms Playhouse, multiple artists & dates, Winters
The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, 530-795-1825, www.palmsplayhouse.com, produces a number of outstanding shows of interest to bluegrass fans. Hereís what they have for late April & May.
Chatham County Line: April 29, 800 PM, $15
Austin Lounge Lizards: May 9, 800 PM, $20
Front Country: May 29, 800 PM, $15
Other 2015 Festivals & Music Camps
Huch Finn Jubilee: June 12 - 14, Ontario. www.huckfinn.com
Kate Wolf Festival: June 25 - 28, Laytonville, www.katewolfmusicfestival.com
Susanville Bluegrass Festival: June 26 - 28, Susanville, www.lassencountyfair.org/interim-events/bluegrass-festival
High Sierra Music Festival: July 2 - 5, Quincy, www.highsierramusic.com
California Coast Music Camp: July 5 - 7 & July 12 - 18, Placer County, www.musiccamp.org
Rivertunes Roots Music Camp: July 26 - 30, www.rivertunes.net
Good Old Fashioned Festival: August 6 - 9, Tres Pinos, www.ncbs.us
Bowers Mansion Festival: August 14 - 16, near Reno, NV, www.bowersbluegrassfestival.org
McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival: September 11 - 12, www.mccloudmountainbluegrass.com
American River Music Festival: September 18 - 21, Coloma, www.americanrivermusic.org
KVMR Celtic Festival: October 2 - 4, Grass Valley, www.kvmr.org
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival: October 2 - 4, San Francisco, www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com
Note: There will be no Bluegrassiní in the Foothills this year.
Save the Dates
Barwick & Siegfried: June 5, Center for the Arts Off-Center Stage, Grass Valley
Hot Club of Cowtown: June 11, Harlowís, Sacramento
Bradford Lee Folk & the Bluegrass Playboys: June 12, Folsom Opry House (aka Hettingerís)
Willie Nelson + Alison Kraus: July 17, Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater, Roseville, $50 - $190
Unless otherwise indicated, these events are without charge as far as I know, but patronage of the venue is expected. Come out & support these venues that produce our music. House concerts are by donation, all of which typically goes to the artists.
Adam Beasley & Hugh Hoeger: May 1, 500 - 800 PM, Crystal Basin Bistro, 3550 Carson Rd, Camino, 530-647-1767, www.crystalbasin.com. Dinner show; reservations recommended.
Tamara Phelan Trio: May 2, 830 - 1130 AM, Farmers Market, Country Club Plaza, Watt & El Camino, Sacramento
Paige Anderson & the Fearless Kin: May 2, 700 PM, Gather Jewelry, 144 Mill St, Grass Valley, www.gatherjewelry.com. Mint Free Show & Gather Jewelry Trunk Show.
Possum Rescue Project + Stagecoach West: May 2, 600 PM, Nicholsonís MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020, www.nicholsonmusic.com
Tiffani Shiro & Hugh Hoeger: May 2, 530 - 830 PM, Knee Deep Brewery, 13395 New Airport Rd, Auburn, 530-797-4677, www.kneedeepbrewing.com
Putah Creek Crawdads: May 2, 830 - 1130 AM, Davis Farmerís Market, Central Park, 3rd & C Sts, Davis
Putah Creek Crawdads: May 3, 1000 AM - 400 PM, Gibson House, 512 Gibson Rd, Woodland, 530-666-1045, www.gibsonhouse.org. May festival.
Dustbowl Revival: May 6, 730 PM, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Big Room, 1075 E 20th St, Chico, 530-893-3520, www.sierranevada.com, $20.
Tamara Phelan Trio: May 8, 700 - 900 PM, Mile Wine Co, 2113 Pacific, Stockton, 209-465-9463, www.milewinecompany.com
Free Range String Band: May 8, 630 - 830 PM, California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-265-9392, www.californiaorganics.com
Rita Hosking Trio: May 9, 700 PM, Feist Wines, 14173 Old Hwy 49, Amador City, 209-267-8020, www.feistwines.com, $20.
Notorious Shank Brothers: May 13, 500 - 830 PM, Davis Farmers Market, Central Park, 3rd & C Sts, Davis
Steve McLane: May 14, 100 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, www.foxandgoose.com
The Cherry Pickers: May 14, 930 PM, Crazy Horse Saloon, 230 Commercial St, Nevada City, 530-265-4000, www.crazyhorsenc.com
Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried: May 16, 800 PM, Center for the Arts Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson, Grass Valley, 530-274-8384, $18. CD release party.
Asleep at the Wheel: May 16, 800 PM, Center for the Arts, 314 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-272-5333, www.thecenterforthearts.org, $34.
Cliff Compton & Mountaintop: May 16, 1000 AM - 400 PM, Beach Lake Preserve, Freeport, 916-875-9453. A Walk on the Wild Side.
Whiskey Beggars: May 16, 700 PM, Nicholsonís MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020, www.nicholsonmusic.com
Rita Hosking Band + T Sisters: May 19, 730 PM, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Big Room, 1075 E 20th St, Chico, 530-893-3520, www.sierranevada.com, $15.
Mike Justis Band: May 21, 800 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, www.foxandgoose.com
Banner Mountain Boys: May 22, 700 - 1100 PM, Holbrooke Hotel, 212 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-273-1353, www.holbrooke.com
Notorious Shank Brothers: May 22, 500 - 800 PM, Berryessa Brewing Co, 27260 Hwy 128 west of Winters, 530-795-3526, www.berryessabrewingco.com
Beverly Smith & John Grimm: May 21, 730 PM, house concert in Davis, Wagman house concerts, 1350 Monarch Ln, Davis, 530-753-3472, www.wagmanhouseconcerts.org
Cliff Compton & Mountaintop: May 23, 700 PM, Woodbridge Grange, 1074 E Academy, Woodbridge, 209-366-2242, www.woodbridgegrange482.org, $10
Tamara Phelan Trio: May 30, 100 - 400 PM, Heritage Oak Winery, 10112 Woodbridge, Acampo, 209-986-2763, www.heritageoakwinery.com
Bryan Bowers: May 31, 300 PM, house concert in Auburn, 530-885-4292, firstname.lastname@example.org. $20 donation.
Fruit Jar Pickers: Every Sunday, 1000 AM - 1200 N, Rough & Ready Grange Hall, Rough & Ready Hwy, about 5 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 Wednesday, 600 - 900 PM, Olí Republic Brewery, 124 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-264-7263.
Every Thursday, 700 - 1000 PM, Fifth String Music Store, 3184 N St, Sacramento, 916-442-8282, www.thefifthstring.com.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 600 - 900 PM, McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville, 707-448-8963.
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,100 - 400 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 Ron at 916-988-8062 or John at 916-990-0719 for location. New pickers welcome.
3rd Sunday of the month, 300 - 600 PM, Holbrooke Hotel, 212 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-346-6942. New jam.
3rd Tuesday of the month, 630 - 800 PM, Nicholsonís MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020. Beginners bluegrass club.
3rd Thursday of the month, 700 - 1000 PM, Old Ironsides, 1901 10th St, Sacramento, 916-443-9751.
4th Thursday of the month, 600 - 900 PM, Strum Shop, 408 Roseville Square, Roseville, 916-787-8786, www.thestrumshop.com/community/bluegrass-jam. 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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