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
Rita Hosking Trio, May 3, Folsom
At the time of this writing the Rita Hosking Trio house concert at the home of John & Loretta Hettinger May 3, 730 PM has only a handful of seats left. The band is based in Davis, & they have a large following both locally AND nationally. Rita has thrilled audiences all over the country with her distinctive voice & soulful songs. Door opens at 700 PM; your donation of $$20 all goes to the band. Seating is limited, & this concert is sure to sell out. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-990-0719 for reservations if we still have space.
CBA Father’s Day Festival & Kids-Only Music Camp, June 13 - 16, Grass Valley
I’ll say it again; don’t miss the biggest CBA event of the year!! Bring a friend who doesn’t yet know how much fun bluegrass festivals are. The bands this year include Rhonda Vincent & the Rage; Blue Highway; Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain; Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper; Larry Stephenson Band; Della Mae; Special Consensus; Tom, Brad, & Alice; Early White Stringband; Front Country; Red Dog Ash; BladeRunners; Lonesome Holler Band; Oak Grove; Little Black Train, plus Kids on Bluegrass. CBA member 4-day adult tickets are $125; single day tickets are $35 to $55, depending on the day. CBA needs volunteers for the gate crew, welcoming & banding festival attendees. You can get a comp ticket to the festival for working 12 hours. Call Randy Shelton at 530-409-0655 to volunteer. Darby Brandli has arranged for another organization, Bluegrass Camps for Kids, to conduct a daytime ((930 AM - 330 PM) instructional bluegrass music camp simultaneous with the CBA Father’s Day Festival on the same site. Cost is $300 & limited to 35 kids. For more info, check www.bluegrasscampsforkids.com.
The Fifth String Music Store, May 5 & 24, Sacramento
In addition to an outstanding selection of fine instruments & accessories, proprietor John Green produces some great concerts at The Fifth String Music Store, 3184 N St, Sacramento, 916-442-8282, www.thefifthstring.com. On May 5, 200 PM, there will be a Trio of Duos with Jim Nunally & Judy Forrest, Dix Bruce & Julie Cline, and Dix Bruce & Jim Nunally. Dix & Jim are well-known for their fine guitar picking & vocal harmonies. This should be a great show; tickets are $18 Then on May 24, 800 PM, John Reischman & the Jaybirds will perform. They are a great band & regularly perform at major bluegrass festivals. Another great show; tickets are $20.
Hog Wild BBQ, Saturdays, Placerville
Hog Wild BBQ, 38 Main St, Placerville, 530-622-3883, www.hogwildbbqca.com, presents bluegrass music most Saturday nights, 500 - 800 PM. Confirmed bands are Banner Mountain Boys on May 11, Anderson Family Bluegrass Band on May 18, & Hill Country on May 25.. Come out & enjoy some great bluegrass music that goes well with their fine BBQ.
The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, multiple dates
The Center for the Arts, 314 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-272-5333, www.thecenterforthearts.org, produces a number of shows that may be of interest to bluegrassers.
Riders in the Sky: May 3, 800 PM, $34. Western swing & comedy.
Junior Brown: May 10. 800 PM, $28. Country lap steel guitar.
Sara Watkins: May 11, 800 PM, $22. Singer from Nickel Creek.
Marcia Ball: May 24, 800 PM. $28. Texas & Louisiana rock-stomp, swamp-blues piano & singing.
Sutter Creek Theater, Sutter Creek, multiple dates
Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St, Sutter Creek, 916-425-0077, www.suttercreektheater.com produces a number of shows that may be of interest to bluegrassers.
Lacy J Dalton: May 4, 800 PM, $25. Soulful Americana & country music.
Central Valley Boys + Front Country: May 11, 800 PM, $20. Traditional bluegrass music.
Darol Anger & the Furies: May 18, 800 PM, $20. Fiery fiddle music of many genres.
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, May 9 - 12 , Parkfield
The hamlet of Parkfield kicks off the festival season in California with the annual Parkfield Bluegrass Festival on May 9 - 12 (Mother’s Day weekend). The outstanding list of bands includes Roland White Band, Kathy Kallick Band, Central Valley Boys, Dark Hollow, Rocky Neck, Rock Ridge, Roustabouts, Get Down Boys, Snap Jackson & the Knock-on-Wood Players, Old-Time Fiddle & Banjo Show, Leroy Mack, plus Gerry Higbie’s Kids on Stage. The site for this festival is nestled in a beautiful valley in the Coast Range. Adult 4-day tickets including camping are $105. The best driving directions are on their website, www.parkfieldbluegrass.com.
Other 2013 Festivals & Campouts
Susanville Bluegrass Festival: June 20 - 23, Susanville, www.susanvillebluegrass.com
Americana Music Festival: July 12 - 14, Virginia City, NV, www.americanafest.org.
Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival: August 16 - 18, between Reno & Carson City, NV, www.bowersbluegrassfestival.org
CBA Old-Time Campout: August 22 - 25. Lake Sonoma, www.cbaontheweb.org
Mammoth Bluegrass Festival: August 30 - September 1, Mammoth Lakes, www.mammothbgf.org
Bluegrassin’ in the Foothills: September 20 - 22, Plymouth, www.landspromotions.com
CBA Fall Campout: October 14 - 20, California Delta, www.lighthouseresortandmarina.com
Notorious Shank Brothers + Bonanza King Band: May 4, 800 PM, N St Music, 716 N St, Davis, www.nstreetcohousing.org,
Spillit Quikkers: May 4, 1100 AM - 100 PM, Hoppy Brewing Co, 6300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, 916-451-4677, www.hoppy.com. No cover; come for brunch.
Tiffani Shiro & Hugh Hoeger: May 4 & 10, 730 - 1000 PM, Winesmith, 346 Main St, Placerville, 530-622-0516, www.thewinesmith.com. No cover.
Infamous Stringdusters + Brothers Comatose: May 7, 800 PM, Harlow’s, 2708 J St, Sacramento, 916-441-4693, www.harlows.com, $18.
Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried: May 10, 800 PM, Dave’s Cave / Pamelot School of Dance. 540 Wall St, Auburn, 530-887-5477, www.newfaithucc.org, $12.
Cache Valley Drifters: May 11, 730 PM, St Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S Church St, Grass Valley, 530-272-4725, www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org. $20.
Anderson Family Bluegrass Band: May 11 & 12, 115 & 330 PM, BerryFest 2013, Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All American City Blvd, Roseville, 916-786-2023, www.placercountyfair.org. $10 event admission.
John Martin: May 11, 1200 N - 400 PM, Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Rd, Placerville, 530-621-0175, www.lavacap.com. Free.
Julie & the Jukes: May 12, 1200 N - 300 PM, Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Rd, Placerville, 530-621-0175, www.lavacap.com. Free.
Susie Glaze & the Hilonesome Band: May 17, 800 PM, Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, 530-795-1825, www.palmsplayhouse.com, $20.
Banner Mountain Boys: May 18, 700 - 1100 PM, Holbrooke Hotel, 212 Main St, Grass Valley, 530-273-1353, www.holbrooke.com/saloon. No cover.
Snap Jackson & the Knock-on-Wood Players + many others: May 18, 1200 N - 500 PM, Zinfest Wine Festival, Lodi Lake Park, 1101 W Turner Rd, Lodi, 209-365-0621, www.zinfest.com, 21+. $55 event pass.
Peppino D’Agostino: May 18, 730 PM, Shingle Springs Opera House, email@example.com for reservations, $20
Notorious Shank Brothers: May 22, 430 - 730 PM, Davis Farmers’ Market / Picnic in the Park, Central Park, Davis. Free.
Mike Justis Band: May 23, 800 PM, Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, www.foxandgoose.com. Free.
Natural Drift: May 24, 630 PM & May 25, 330 & 930 PM, Sacramento Music Festival, multiple venues in Old Sacramento, 916-444-2004, www.sacmusicfest.com, $116 for 4-day pass or $42/day.
Paige Anderson & the Fearless Kin: May 25, 1100 AM, 1st Annual Nevada City Gospel Music Festival, Nevada City United Methodist Church, 433 Broad St, Nevada City, 530-802-1668, www/ncgospelmusic.com. $15 donation.
Riverbend: May 25, 600 - 800 PM, Ludy’s BBQ, 667 Main St, Woodland, 888-666-3088, www.ludys.com. No cover.
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.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 500 - 800 PM, Rail Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Rd (near Taylor Rd), Loomis, 530-885-6871.
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 600 - 900 PM, Landmark Baptist Church, 609 Figueroa, Folsom, 916-990-0719. New pickers welcome.
1st Saturday of the month, 300 - 600 PM, Brick Coffee House Café, 316 D St, Marysville, 530-743-5283.?
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, 530-676-0836.?
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 Editor
As always, much of the copy in this newsletter is not original but gathered from various sources & adapted to fit into this newsletter format. Contributions to the financial support of this newsletter are always appreciated. 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.
By: John Hettinger
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