?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
Greg Townsend Memorial, November 30, Sacramento
We will celebrate the life of Greg Townsend with a memorial jam at the Fifth String Music Store, 3184 N St, Sacramento, 916-442-8282, on November 30, 300 PM. His big heart just finally gave out. Greg was a true master of bluegrass music; he did it all. Greg was a fantastic musician (especially on mandolin), the go-to stringed-instrument teacher in Sacramento, highly skilled luthier & instrument repairman, & fiddle bowmaker. He was the host of the weekly Thursday night jam at the Fifth String for many years. Greg will be greatly missed by the entire bluegrass community of California, but especially in Sacramento.
Palms Playhouse, multiple dates, Winters
The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, 530-795-1825, www.palmsplayhouse.com, presents events of interest to bluegrass fans.
Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong: December 6, 800 PM, $20.
Dirk Powell & Cedric Watson: December 14, 800 PM, $20. Old-time Creole-Cajun at its best.
Tom Rigney & Flambeau: December 31, 930 PM, $35. New Year’s Eve dance party.
Great 48, January 9 - 12, Bakersfield
There are still rooms available for the CBA’s Great 48 event to be held January 9 - 12, 2014, at the Bakersfield DoubleTree Hotel, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court, Bakersfield (near the junction of CA-99 & CA-58). This is primarily a jamming event that gets bigger & better every year. The Great 48 has proven to be one heck of a way to kick off the Bluegrass New Year & maybe the best time of the year to pick, sing, grin, & rub elbows with folks from the far reaches of California & beyond. An added feature is the “Showcase Showdown” bluegrass band competition. The four non-touring California selected to compete will perform 25-minute sets at the Great 48 on Thursday night are Cliff Compton & Mountain Top, Canyon Johnson, The Grasskickers, & California Pearly Blue. The winner will get to play a set at the 2014 CBA Father’s Day Festival in Grass Valley. Tickets for this showcase are $15. There will be a performance by Special Consensus on Friday night for $20 advance or $25 at the door. Saturday night will also feature a band scramble & open mic, & there will be a number of musical workshops held on Saturday afternoon. Make your reservations now under the group name of California Bluegrass 48 Hour Jam & group code of C-BLU at 888-779-4694 or 661-323-7111. Rates are $92 + tax per night.
Genoa Americana Celebration, July 4, Genoa, NV
The Genoa Americana Celebration is calling for bluegrass artists who want to perform at their July 4, 2014 event; the deadline for submission is January 15, 2014. Applicants must submit three MP3 recordings. More info available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Festivals, Music Camps, & Campouts Bluegrass in the Park: January 25, Yuma, AZ, www.landspromotions.com, 209-480-4693 Wintergrass: February 27 - March 2, Bellevue, WA, www.wintergrass.com, 253-428-8056
Bluegrass on the Beach: February 28 - March 2, Lake Havasu City, AZ, www.landspromotions.com, 209-480-4693 Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival: March 8, Sebastopol, CA, www.cbaontheweb.org,
CBA Spring Campout: April 21 - 27, Turlock, www.cbaontheweb.org.
CBA Music Camp: June 8 - 11, Grass Valley, www.cbaontheweb.org.
CBA Father’s Day Festival: June 12 - 15, Grass Valley, www.cbaontheweb.org.
Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival: August 7 - 10, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos, www.ncbs.us.
Save the Dates
Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried: February 7, Folsom Opry House (aka Hettinger’s) Taking reservations now, 916-990-0719.
Megan Lynch Chowning & Jim Nunally: March 28, Folsom Opry House (aka Hettinger’s) Taking reservations now, 916-990-0719.
Unless otherwise indicated, these events are without charge as far as I know, but patronage of the venue is expected.
Paige Anderson & the Fearless Kin: December 6, 600 - 800 PM, Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room, 128 Mill St, Grass Valley, 888-923-4423, www.lucchesivinyrads.com. 45th Annual Cornish Christmas.
Tamara Phelan Trio: December 6, 815 PM, Luna’s Cafe, 1414 16th St, Sacramento, 916-441-3931, www.lunascafe.com. $5 cover.
Freedy Johnston: December 7, 700 PM, house concert in Auburn, email@example.com for reservations. $20 donation.
Rita Hosking Trio: December 7, 800 PM, Cozmic Cafe, 594 Main St, Placerville, 530-642-8481, www.ourcoz.com. $16. Her brand new
songbook with lyrics & guitar chords will be available.
Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried: December 7, 700 PM, house concert in Reno, NV. $20. Also a cross-picking guitar workshop with Kathy, 100 - 400 PM. $30. Make your reservations for either or both at www.sierratramp.org/workshops.
Spillit Quikkers: December 7, 1100 AM - 100 PM, Hoppy Brewing Co, 6300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, 916-451-4677, www.hoppy.com.
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: December 8, 700 PM, Harlow’s, 2708 J St, Sacramento, 916-441-4693, www.harlows.com. $25.
Dave Nachmanoff & Celia Ramsay: December 8, 700 PM, Wagman house concerts, 1350 Monarch Ln, Davis, 530-753-3472,
www.wagmanhouseconcerts.org. $20 donation.
Rita Hosking Trio, Joe Craven Trio, & The Cups: December 8, 700 PM, Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E 14th St, Davis,
530-758-8058. $20. Benefit for Davis schools.
Mark Hanson, Doug Smith, & Greta Pedersen: December 13, 900 PM, house concert in Shingle Springs,
firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations, @20 donation.
Robbie Fulks: December 14, 730 PM, house concert in Grass Valley, 530-272-6498 or email@example.com for reservations.
Paige Anderson & the Fearless Kin: December 15, 700 PM, The Curly Wolf, 217 Broad St, Nevada City, 530-264-7338.
Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried: December 17, 700 PM, Dillian’s Bar & Grill, 605 G St, Lincoln, 916-434-8171.
Mike Justis Band: December 19, 800 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, www.foxandgoose.com.
Tony Furtado + Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried: December 20, 700 PM, house concert in Cool, 530-889-2050 for reservations, $20
Sourdough’s Wild & Woolly Revue: December 21, 800 PM, Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St, Sutter Creek, 916-425-0077,
Riverbend: December 27, 600 - 800 PM, Ludy’s BBQ, 667 Main St, Woodland, 530-888-666-3088, www.ludys.com
Banner Mountain Boys: December 27, 700 -1100 PM, Holbrooke Hotel, 21 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-273-1353, www.holbrooke.com.
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 Thursday, 700 - 1000 PM, 5th String Music Store, 3184 N St, Sacramento, 916-442-8282.
Every Wednesday, 600 - 900 PM, Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020. Open mike inside; jam outside.
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. New jam.
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 & 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.
3rd Sunday of the month, 300 - 500 PM, New Helvetia Brewery, 1730 Broadway, Sacramento, 916-469-9889. Led by Acoustic Edge.
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 send 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 make sure that it is taking place as scheduled.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!
By: John Hettinger
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