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Sacramento Area Bluegrass Newsletter

John Hettinger, CBA Sacramento Area Activities VP
113 Puffer Way, Folsom, CA 95630 916-990-0719 E-mail:

October 2014

CBA Fall Campout, October 13 - 19, Lodi
The CBA Fall Campout will be held October 13 - 19 at the Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fairgrounds, 413 E Lockeford, Lodi. These campouts are always a lot of fun. You have the opportunity to pick with old friends & make new ones, or you can just go around & sample the music we all love. Everyone can find a jam at their level, and you know that bluegrass folks are the friendliest people around. The weather in the Central Valley is usually great this time of year. RV camping is $25 per night, tents are $10, & there is no charge for non-campers. There will be a dinner & concert on Saturday night with the Foothillbillies Old Tyme Stringband. In addition to this the winning tickets of the annual CBA instrument raffle will be drawn; you can still buy tickets at the campout. Also on Sunday will be the monthly CBA board meeting & the announcement of the new CBA Board of Directors. You can still vote at the campout. If you want to volunteer to help run the campout, make Saturday night dinner reservations, or have other questions, contact David Brace at 209-534-9284 or or Marc Alvira at

Jim Hurst, September 28, Roseville
Jim Hurst will perform a solo concert at the Strum Shop, 408 Roseville Square, Roseville, 916-787-8786, on September 28, 500 PM. Jim is two-time IBMA Guitar Player of the year & a great entertainer. His unique picking style & mastery of bluegrass guitar wows audiences & is revered by both novice guitar players & his musical peers. His eclectic career has made him a remarkable performer, an experienced instructor & a highly sought after session musician. His affability & gregariousness make him one of the most approachable musicians of his caliber. The product of a musical family, Jim honed his musical style after being influenced by the likes of Tony Rice, Clarence White, & Jerry Reed. His national exposure with Holly Dunnís Rio Band playing acoustic guitar & mandolin, & singing harmonies was followed by several high profile television & radio appearances while touring with Trisha Yearwood, playing acoustic & electric guitar, & harmony vocals. Jim also performed with Travis Tritt & Sara Evans. Check out Jimís web page for much more:

Fifth String Music Store, October 18 & 25
John Green, long time supporter of the CBA, produces concerts when the opportunity presents itself. Yes, itís a music store, but when they move the display racks to the side, it makes a great concert venue with a very nice sound system. Hereís what he has for October.
Fiddlestix: October 18, 700 PM, $15.
Ron Spears: October 25, 700 PM, $15.
The Fifth String Music Store is located at 3184 N St, Sacramento, 916-442-8282,,

Palms Playhouse, October 17 & 24, Winters
The Palms Playhouse presents a number of acts of interest to bluegrassers. Hereís what they have for October.
Front Country: October 17, 800 PM, $15 CD release show.
Caleb Klauder Country Band: October 24, 800 PM, $15. Bonanza King opens.
The Palms Playhouse is located at 13 Main St, Winters, 530-795-1825,

Other Festivals & Camps

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival: October 3 - 5, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco,

Walker Creek Music Camp: October 9 - 12, Marin County,

CBA Great 48: January 8 - 11, 2015, Bakersfield,

CBA Fatherís Day Festival: June 18 - 21, 2015, Grass Valley,

Save the Dates

Banjo Extravaganza w/ Bill Evans, Tony Furtado, Mark Johnson: November 13 at the Palms Playhouse, Winters, & November 14 at the Center for the Arts inGrass Valley

T Sisters: November 21, Folsom Opry House (i.e. Hettingersí home)

Hot Rize: December 13, Sierra Nevada Big Room, Chico

Other Events
Unless otherwise indicated, these events are without charge as far as I know, but patronage of the venue is expected.

Banner Mountain Boys: September 27, 700 - 1000 PM, Holbrooke Hotel, 212 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-273-1353,

Crow & the Canyon + Austin Quattlebaum & Jonny Mojo Duo: October 1, 800 PM, Cozmic Cafe, 594 Main St, Placerville, 530-642-8481,,, $5.

Matt & George & the Pleasant Valley Boys: October 1, 530 PM, Davis Farmerís Market, C St between 3rd & 4th Sts,

Paige Anderson & the Fearless Kin: October 2, 600 - 900 PM, Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon (garage rooftop, Roseville, 916-783-4117, Catered dinner by REAL FOOD Catering & an art exhibit, $100/person or $175/couple. Fundraiser for the art programs of this non-profit organization.

Notorious Shank Brothers: October 3, 630 - 830 PM, Luluís Luxe, 524 Main St, Woodland, 530-662-4749,,
1st Friday Art Walk. Fundraiser for Yolo Arts Council.

Putah Creek Crawdads: October 4, 900 AM - 1200 N, Davis Farmerís Market, C St between 3rd & 4th Sts,

Snap Jackson & the Knock On Wood Players: October 5, 1200 N, Harney Lane Winery, 9010 E Harney Ln, Lodi, 209-365-1900,

Will Morebeck & Kathy Barwick: October 10, 730 PM, Daveís Cave, 540 Wall St, Auburn, 530 888-6206,, $15.

Richard Smith: October 10, 800 PM, Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St, Sutter Creek, 916-425-0077,, $18. Finger-style guitarist.

Autumn Shindig Harvest Festival: October 12, 1130 AM - Dusk, North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler-Foote Rd, Nevada City, 530-265-2826, Several local bluegrass bands.

Mike Justis Band: October 16, 800 - 1030 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625,

Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried: October 18, 630 - 830 PM, California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-265-9392,

Blame Sally: October 17, 800 PM, Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-885-0156,, $25.

Hill Country: October 17, 600 - 900 PM, Apple Cafe, 2740 US 50 east of Placerville, 530-626-8144.

The Greencards: October 20, 730 PM, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, 1075 E 20th St, Chico, 530-893-3520,, $20.

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives: October 22, Harris Center, Folsom, 916-608-6888,, $29 - 49.

Dustbowl Revival: October 24, 900 PM, Harlowís, 2708 J St, Sacramento, 916-441-4693,, $14.

Notorious Shank Brothers: October 24, 500 - 800 PM, Berryessa Brewery, 27260 Hwy 128, Winters, 530-795-3526,

Banner Mountain Boys: October 25, 700 - 1100 PM, Holbrooke Hotel, 212 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-273-1353,

Tom Rigney & Flambeau: October 25, 730 PM, Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 530-885-0156,, $20.

Paige Anderson & the Fearless Kin: October 30, 700 PM, Cottonwood Restaurant, 10142 Rue Hilltop Rd, Truckee, 530-587-5711, Call for dinner reservations.

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, Donations accepted.

Regular Jams

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 Thursday, 700 - 1000 PM, Fifth String Music Store, 3184 N St, Sacramento, 916-442-8282,

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,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 John at 916-990-0719 or Ron at 916-988-8062 for location. New pickers welcome.

3rd Tuesday of the month, 630 - 800 PM, Nicholsonís MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020. Beginners bluegrass club.

3rd Wednesday of the month, 700 - 900 PM, Vacaville Winestyles, 11-B Town Square Plaza, Vacaville, 707-447-9463, Intermediate level.

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.
Posted By:  John Hettinger

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