Butte-Tehama Counties News
4/11/2014
Hi Folks


Hello, my bluegrass friends!

April has arrived--no foolin'--with perhaps the biggest surprise being the amount of rain we're getting. And aren't we all glad about that!

I hope you made it to some fun live music events this month. The CASA benefit in Willows last Saturday was outstanding, with Annie Staninec & John Kael, Megan Lynch & Jim Nunally, and Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players. The dinner was fantastic and the turnout excellent. If you didn't make it this time, think about attending next year, to support this fundraiser for the CASA foster children's programs in Butte & Glenn Counties.

The bluegrass jam at Cafe Flo in Chico on Saturday, March 22, was great fun! A big thank you to all the musicians & listeners who came to that. And good news: the bluegrass & old time slow jam , led by Jim Myers, will resume this month on Wednesday, April 16. (Information below.)

Now, for what's coming up in our North State area........

THIS FRIDAY.....DON'T MISS IT!
JOHN REISCHMAN AND THE JAYBIRDS (PHOTOS ABOVE) are returning to Chico on Friday, April 4! They will be performing at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 E. 5th Street (at Flume St.) at 7:30pm--doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets available at the door, seating on a first-come, first-served basis. A donation of $15 is requested. Many thanks to Pastor David Vallelunga and the good folks at Trinity United Methodist for making this happen!

This is a California Bluegrass Association supported event, and a partial benefit to raise money for scholarships to CBA's Youth Academy, a camp for children interested in learning to play bluegrass music, in conjunction with the organization's annual Father's Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley in June. (See below.)

I hope to see you there, to support live bluegrass music in our North State, and to enjoy the quality of musicianship that this nationally touring band brings. Here is more information on John Reischman and the Jaybirds......

Bluegrass Unlimited magazine describes tone-master and composer John Reischman as "one
of the world's undisputed masters"of the mandolin, a frequent accolade since his days with the
Tony Rice Unit and California's Good Ol' Persons. John went on to record two outstanding solo
albums and numerous sessions before forming the Jaybirds in 2001 to release a self-titled debut
album, followed by the Canadian Juno-nominated Field Guide, and in 2005, The Road West.

"Though Reischman is the leader and front man, he gives each of them plenty of room to shine,
and together they produce music that is seamlessly excellent and rewarding," Sing Out! magazine
says of the superb West Coast ensemble led by John from Vancouver, B.C. "The folks he's playing
with are neck and neck with him all the way,"Victory Review magazine says of the original line-up: John on mandolin, Jim Nunally on guitar, Trisha Gagnon on bass, Nick Hornbuckle on banjo, and Greg Spatz on fiddle.

Jim Nunally is a San Francisco Bay-area veteran of several decades as a leading guitarist, songwriter andhigh, lonesome singer. Jim appeared with John on the Grammy-winning CD True Life Blues, The Songs of Bill Monroe, is a producer and session stalwart, and plays select dates with David Grisman. Audiophile Audition describes Jim as "one of the best bluegrass tenors working today," with equally impressive speed, clarity and tone as a guitar man.

Chilliwack, B.C.-based Trisha Gagnon is portrayed by SingOut! as "one of the most versatile"and
"irresistible" vocalists in bluegrass, her strong and distinctive style ranging from "mournful and
plaintive" to "hopeful and yearning." Trisha anchors what Dirty Linen magazine calls "gorgeous
three-part harmonies” and her singing and heart-felt songwriting is complemented by her right-on-the-money bass rhythm.

Nanaimo, B.C.-based Nick Hornbuckle has developed his own voice on the five-string banjo, a unique sound with a two-finger roll unlike other contemporary banjo players. "Nick Hornbuckle's banjo can bedownright spine-tingling," wrote the L.A. Daily News. “The resonant yet lively Cleo Belle is just right,”Bluegrass Now says of the prolific instrumental composer’s, original Stellar Jays offering.

Spokane, WA-based Greg Spatz is hailed as a "world-class bluegrass fiddler"by Fiddler magazine.
Another Stellar Jays instrumental composer with the lightning-fast Bash Bish Falls, Greg's
"virtuosic playing is flawlessly delivered time after time,"praises Audiophile Audition. His wide-ranging chops have made him a popular West Coast player for years, including stints with the legendary Frank Wakefield, and resophonic guitarist Rob Ickes.

As FolkWax says, John Reischman and the Jaybirds offer "clarity, energy, good ensemble work,
classy originals, and an adventurous approach" to the world of bluegrass and folk music — along
with engaging stage humor in powerful live shows. They are what SingOut! calls "a thoroughly
professional ensemble with a rare ability to produce music that is simultaneously traditional and
contemporary . . . the Jaybirds are a band that continues to hit on all cylinders."

Check them out at www.thejaybirds.com
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SATURDAY, APRIL 5: CHICO GRANGE SPRING SWING with Ha'Penny Bridge and the RHR Jazz Trio, at the Grange Hall in Chico, 277 Nord Avenue. ????(????This is a benefit for the Chico Grange Hallll. Music starts at 6pm. Tickets are $8 at the door, and can be bought early at Lyon's Books. Food and beverages available.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5: SWAMP DADDY will be rocking the house with New Orleans R & B at Nash's BBQ & Restaurant at 1717 Esplanade in Chico. Doors open at 6:30pm, music at 7:30pm. Why??! As the band says, "to celebrate spring......the explosion of new life, renewal, rejuvenation, long pent up needs to gyrate and unleash the happy feet. Smile, frolic, cavort, revel, unleash the wild thing....this is your chance! Great food and libation, a lovely establishment, and the Swamp Daddy Band!"
See www.swampdaddyband.com to hear more!

THURSDAY, APRIL 17: PURE COUNTRY PLUS!! Three hours of country, bluegrass and gospel music for your enjoyment! This concert will be held at the Corning Memorial Hall at 1620 Solano Street in Corning, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Featured performers are Eddy B and Pure Country Plus, the Skillman Family from Red Bluff, and Rock Ridge Bluegrass Band from the Chico/Durham area, with guest banjo player, Lloyd Foote! Food will be catered by Old Friends Cafe. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and $5 for students. Advance tickets available at Old Friends Cafe, Solano St., Corning. For information and more ticket locations, call 530-566-4634.
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NORTH VALLEY PRODUCTIONS also has some great concerts coming up in Chico & Paradise, thanks to Steve Schuman. While not necessarily bluegrass, these are top-notch groups that you will certainly want to see.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18: TAJ MAHAL is performing solo at the Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road in Paradise. Opening for Taj Mahal is special guest Quinn DeVeraux. Doors open at 6:30pm, music at 7:30pm. General reserved tickets are $30, VIP tickets are $40, available at www.chicotickets.com or locally at Lyon Books, Music Connection, Herreid Music or Diamond W Western Wear in Chico, or at Trailhead Adventures, Postnet, or Wilson's Printing in Paradise.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11: BENEFIT DINNER & DANCE FOR FRIENDS OF THE FARMERS' MARKET
Come join us and support the campaign to help keep the year round Saturday Farmers Market thriving where it has been for the last 21 years. Taste the bounty of our community with food prepared by Chef Nathan Johnson of The Kitchen Table. Then come dance to one of Chico’s favorite local bands. This is a benefit dinner and dance will raise funds for the Friends of the Farmers Market, at The Rendezvous 3269 Esplanade, Suite 142
• Dinner (first seating): 5:00pm – 6:15pm.
• Dinner (second seating): 7pm – 8:15pm.
The dance starts at 9pm with the music of Stevie Cook & Friends.

TUESDAY, MAY 6: STEEP CANYON RANGERS (Pay attention, bluegrass fans!!) will be playing at The Rendezvous, which is located at 3269 Esplanade Suite 142 on Chico’s North-side. Show is at 7pm, with doors at 6pm. Tickets are $22 in advance, $26 at the door, and are available at the venues mentioned above. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

"North Valley Productions is very proud to present the Steep Canyon Rangers! These days, it’s hard to talk about the Steep Canyon Rangers without mentioning Steve Martin. After meeting at a party and clicking immediately, Martin invited the band to tour and record with him. 2011's collaboration Rare Bird Alert was nominated for a Grammy, and later that year, they won IBMA’s Entertainer of the Year Award. They average about 50 dates a year together, touring as Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, and most recently with the addition of special guest Edie Brickell. What has emerged is a real collaboration of seven consummate musicians – creating music that they are passionate about, and blending it with humor to form a sophisticated show. They are proud that it has exposed legions of new fans to the bluegrass genre. These collaborations have stretched the Steep Canyon Rangers musically, and definitely broadened their horizons and experiences, which include recent appearances on Austin City Limits, the Late Show with David Letterman, and the Today Show, and performances at Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, MerleFest, Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit, as well as their own Mountain Song festival and Mountain Song at Sea cruise."

See www.chicotickets.com for more information.

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UPCOMING CONCERTS AT THE
SIERRA NEVADA BIG ROOM

• TONIGHT! TUESDAY, APRIL 1: Leftover Salmon
• TUESDAY, APRIL 3: Carlos Reyes 2014
• TUESDAY, APRIL 15: Dos Duos--Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, and Melody Walker & Jacob Groupman
I highly recommend this show to Bluegrass fans! Laurie & Tom are legendary in the Bay Area music scene, and Melody & Jacob are perhaps the most energetic & creative twosome in the business!
• MONDAY, APRIL 21: Mojo Green, a premier funk and soul band.
• SUNDAY, APRIL 27: The first ever NOR-CAL JAZZ FESTIVAL! Seven regional performers will pioneer a diverse, jazz-packed five hours. San Francisco-based Grammy Nominated pianist Mark Levine headlines the celebration. He’ll be joined by locals Greg D’Augelli and Lou Langworthy. The festival lineup also includes modern jazz quartet Bogg; guitar master Eric Peter; The Usual Suspects, playing contemporary arrangements of jazz standards; the living legend Charlie Robinson with David Elke, and more.
• MONDAY, APRIL 28: Matt Anderson & David Jacob Strain
• TUESDAY, MAY 6: The Shook Twins, craft fresh, exciting, and original music they call quirky folk.

Again, aren't we lucky to have Sierra Nevada Brewery and Big Room in our North State! And I've heard a rumor from a very solid source of what's coming up at this venue. Are you ready? In June, the mesmerizing duet of The Milk Carton Kids. And in July, the amazing Kruger Brothers. The fun never ends!

To find out more about these groups, go to www.sierranevada.com/bigroom. Door opens at 6pm, music at 7:30pm. Dinner is $12.50, and the beer is fantastic! Ticket prices vary, and you can buy them on-line at the above website, at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Gift Shop, 1075 E. 20th St. in Chico, or by calling 530-896-2198.

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AT LAXSON AUDITORIUM on the Chico State Campus

• THURSDAY, APRIL 10: San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers (with Alisdair Frasier)
• SATURDAY, APRIL 12: Arlo Guthrie

To find out more about these groups, go to www.chicoperformances.com Door opens at 7pm, music at 7:30pm. Ticket prices vary, and you can buy them on-line at the above website, at the university box office at
3rd St & Chestnut in Chico. or by calling 530-898-6333.

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IN REDDING.......

The OAKSONG SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF WAY COOL MUSIC, centered in Redding, CA., has a GREAT concert series this year! www.oaksongs.org/

• Mamajowali, Friday evening, April 4, 2014 (Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe & Walter Strauss) Tickets $20 each.

• Robin & Linda Williams, Saturday evening at the Pilgrim Cong. Church, Redding
May 10, 2014, Tickets $20 each.

Oaksong Music Society has two concert sites for the foreseeable future. The Music Connection, 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding and the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd. Redding, CA 96001 (a beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building).

Tickets to the concerts are available only through The Music Connection, (the old Bernie's Guitar) located at 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA, phone 530-223-2040, or at The Music Connection at 973 E Ave # V, Chico, CA 95926, (530) 898-0110. (And if you're an adventurist tickets may be available at the door.)

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CENTER FOR THE ARTS
I have also recently discovered the Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street in Grass Valley, CA. Here's a taste of musical events that might interest you:
• FRIDAY, APRIL 11: ARLO GUTHRIE--HERE COME THE KIDS
• SUNDAY, APRIL 27: SARAH JAROSZ at 7:30pm
• SATURDAY, MAY 3: MICHAEL NESMITH at 8:00pm
• SUNDAY, MAY 4: DAVID WILCOX at 7:30pm
• WEDNESDAY, MAY 7: RICHARD THOMPSON at 7:30pm
• THURSDAY, MAY 8: THE STRAY BIRDS AND RITA HOSKING at 7:30pm
• SATURDAY, MAY 10: KEB MO at 8:00pm
• THURSDAY, MAY 15: BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN at 7:30pm
• THURSDAY, MAY 22: SUZANNE VEGA at 8:00pm
• FRIDAY, MAY 23: SHAWN COLVIN & STEVE EARLE

...and much much more! For more information and ticket prices, check it out for yourself atwww.thecenterforthearts.com


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JAMS IN FEBRUARY & MARCH:
IN CHICO...
SATURDAY, APRIL 5 & MAY 3: ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM at Upper Crust Bakery at 130 Main St. The Butte Folk Music Society is sponsoring a folk jam, led by Steve Johnson, from 2pm to 5pm. Ongoing, first Saturdays. For more information, call Steve at 530-345-4128.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12 & MAY 10: ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM at the Centerville School House (formerly at Cafe Flo), from 1:00pm to 4pm, led by Robert Catalano. All kinds of acoustic music welcome, so bring a song or tune you'd like to share with other musicians, bring an instrument, or just plan to sing along. Ongoing, second Saturdays. For directions and more information, call Robert at 343-9379.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 & MAY 21: BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME SLOW JAM from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the new Chico Rock Stars School of Music (formerly the Acoustic College & Chico School of Rock) at 932 W. 8th Avenue, Chico. All music played is at a slower pace. Songs and fiddle tunes are shared and taught, so this is a perfect venue for beginning and intermediate musicians who want a relaxed jam! Thanks to new owner, Mike Poropat! Ongoing, every 3rd Wednesday. Led by Jim Myers. Email: myersjj@gmail.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 26 & MAY 24: BLUEGRASS JAM at CAFE FLO, 365 E. 6th Street, Chico, from 1PM to 4PM. All bluegrass pickers and listeners welcome! Plan to have lunch at Flo, or a beverage any time, to support owner & music lover Mark Watts and his employees, who will be allowing us to gather there for our bluegrass jams. There will be a cost of $2 per person at this and future jams. Ongoing, every 4th Saturday. Hope to see you there! Call 530-894-1449, or email lucyinchico@hotmail.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
IN OROVILLE....sponsored by ?CALIFORNIA OLD TIME FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION?, District 1:

MONDAY, APRIL 7 & APRIL 21: FIDDLE GROUP WORKSHOP will be held at the Bolt Tool Museum for musicians of any age. Instruction and shared music time aim to encourage musicians to perform in groups. The workshops are 7-9pm, and are held the first and third Mondays. Admission is $2.50 per person, and is located at 1650 Broderick St. in Oroville. For more information, call Jimi Beeler at 530-282-3205.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27 & May 25: MONTHLY JAM SESSIONS from 2:00 to 5:00pm at the Feather River Senior Citizens Association, 1335 Myers Street. Oroville, CA. ?Public is welcome, and admission is free!? This will be a pot luck event, with coffee, tea, & punch provided. ? (Donations are appreciated & tax deductible.)ANY ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENT IS WELCOME:~ fiddle ~ guitar ~ banjo ~ bass ~ harmonica ~ mandolin ~ dobro ~ etcetera ~?
Every fourth Sunday. For more information, email zeke103@digitalpath.net
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IN REDDING....

CALIFORNIA OLD TIME FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION, District 6 Events:
1st Sundays: Workshop & Jam Session 1:00PM to 4:30 PM
Free Old Time Fiddle Concert at 2:00PM
Open Mic (after the concert). St. James Lutheran Church 2500 Shasta View Drive Redding CA 96002. April 6 & May 4.

2nd Saturdays: Free Old Time Fiddle Concert & Open Mic (after the concert)
5:30PM to 7:30PM Round Table Pizza, Shasta Mall - 900 Dana Drive—Redding, CA.
Saturday, April 12 & May 10.

4th Sundays: Free Old Time Fiddle Concert & Open Mic (after the concert)
2:00PM to 4:00 PM at the Millville Grange Hall in Palo Cedro 22037 Old Forty-four Drive, Palo Cedro CA.April 27 & May 25.

More information on the Web at: www.NorthStateFiddlers.com
email: RootsMusic@Csotfa.org call 530-604-8706
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OPEN MICS:

THURSDAYS, APRIL 3 & 17 : OPEN MIKEFULL hosted by Susan Dobra, at 490 Grange at 5704 Chapel Drive in Paradise, from 7:30-10:00pm. Signups at 7pm. Come share your musical talent, or just come to listen! $2.00 admission, & a delicious home-made dinner available for purchase. Ongoing, 1st and 3rd Thursdays. More at www.facebook.com/pgrangeevents

EVERY THURSDAY: OPEN MIC at HAS BEANS, 501 Main Street, Chico, CA, from 7pm to 10pm. Singers, poets and musicians welcome. Call 530-894-3033 for information.

NEW!!
SUNDAY, APRIL 13: ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC, from 11am to 2pm at Has Beans By the Creek, 1078 Humboldt Drive in Chico. Ongoing, every 2nd Sunday. Hosted by Adam Walker, Sharla Stockton, Rita Serra, and Tom Probasco. Fopr more information, contact Rita Serra at serrarita55@gmail.com
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DANCE
SATURDAY, APRIL 12 & MAY 10: CONTRA DANCE EVENT at the Chico Grange, 2755 Nord Avenue in Chico. Beginner orientation at 6:30pm, dance from 7-10:00pm. $8.00 adults, $4 teens & students, $7.00 for members, and children free with a supervising adult. Dances are taught in walk-through fashion, then called. No partner required. Fingerfoods welcome. Great live music by the Pub Scouts! And excellent instructions by instructor Mark! Second Saturday of every month. For more information, contact Grace at 530-877-2930.

FRIDAY, MAY 2: MEMO AND JUDY'S WORLD DANCE PARTY at the Chico Women's Club, 3rd and Pine Streets in Chico, at 7:30pm. There will be live music from TROIKA and KARAMFIL. Contact Memo or Judy Keswick at memok@saber.net, or call 530-774-2287.
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STATE-WIDE BLUEGRASS EVENTS
FESTIVALS, CAMPOUTS, AND MUSIC CAMPS
(Thank you to John Hettinger, CBA Area Activities Vice President, Sacramento, for the following information that I just plagiarized!!)

CBA Spring Campout, April 21 - 27, Turlock
The CBA spring campout will be held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock April 21 - 27. The heart of the campout is April 25 - 27, but many people come early. This is a great campground with plenty of level ground & RV hookups & shade for tents. Our campouts are a bluegrass picker’s dream, & grinners can just sit back or cruise jams & soak up the music we all love. CBA campouts are a great opportunity to taste several jams & pick with people you don’t see often enough. There are no band performances scheduled, just a lot of jamming. A dinner will be served on Saturday evening; purchase your tickets ($7) when you check in for camping ($25 per night for RVs, $10 per night for tents). No charge for non-campers. If you can volunteer to help out, call David Brace at 209-534-9284.

CBA Father’s Day Festival, June 12 - 15, Grass Valley, California
This is the crown jewel of the CBA; our 39th annual Father’s Day Festival will be held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on June 12 - 15. All the bluegrass fans in northern CA will be there. Featured at the 2014 festival will be a special tribute to Vern & Ray and an old-time music gathering. There will be jamming everywhere, especially in the campground. After the stage shows end, the campground really comes alive with jamming. Come for a day, or better yet for all four days of the festival. Invite your friends, & turn them into bluegrass fans if they aren’t already. The bands this year arePeter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Deadly Gentlemen, Junior Sisk (2013 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year) & Ramblers’ Choice, Lonesome River Band, Bucking Mules, Kathy & Laurie’s 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. Advance CBA member 4-day tickets are $125; $150 at the gate. Single day tickets are $35 to $55 plus parking. Order yours via www.cbaontheweb.org.

CBA Music Camp, June 8 - 11, Grass Valley
Immediately preceding the festival, the CBA will hold its 14th summer music camp for about 200 camper students. I’ve been to several camps, & I can tell you that they’re a LOT of fun. Featured this year is a class on old-time stringband music & another on bluegrass harmony singing. Details are in the Bluegrass Breakdown or on-line at www.cbaontheweb.org.

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 Father’s 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 atwww.bluegrasscampsforkids.com. Direct any other questions to Darby Brandli at darbycba@gmail.comor510-735-6364.

Walker Creek Music Camp, April 11 - 14, Marin County
You still have time to sign up for the Walker Creek music camp held in rural Marin County at the Walker Creek Ranch April 11 - 14. There is still room left in many of the classes, even in the ever-popular vocal bluegrass harmony class with Jack & Molly Tuttle. New this year are playing by ear with Luke Abbott, songwriting with Chris Stuart, & vocal style with Don Rigsby. For more info, seewww.walkercreekmusiccamp.orgor call Ingrid Noyes at 415-663-1342 (after 900 AM).

Other 2014 Festivals & Music Camps

• Cloverdale Fiddle Festival: April 5, Cloverdale, www.cloverdalefiddles.com
• 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, lynn@kowanavalley.com.
• Banjo Festival: June 14, Amador City, www.pfrotary.org, affordjr@yahoo.com
• Susanville Bluegrass Festival, Music Camp, and Quilting Extravaganza: June 20-22, Lassen County Fairgrounds, Susanville, CA. At www.susanvillebluegrass.com
• San Francisco Free Folk Festival: June 21 - 22, Presidio Middle School, 30th Ave & Geary, San Francisco, www.sffolkfest.org
• Kate Wolf Memorial Festival: June 27 - 29, Laytonville, www.katewolfmusicfestival.com.
• California Coast Music Camps: July 6-12 & July 13-19, Sierra Nevada gold country,www.musiccamp.org/cba
• Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival: August 15 - 17, Bower’s Mansion Regional Park (between Reno & Carson City, NV),www.bowersbluegrassfestival.org.
• Summergrass: August 15 - 17, Vista, CA, www.summergrass.net ?Strings & Threads Bluegrass Festival: August 24 - 31, Yreka, www.siskiyoustringsandthreads.com.
• Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival: August 7 - 10, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos, www.ncbs.us.
• Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: September 17 - 21, Berkeley, www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org
• Bluegrassin’ in the Foothills: September 19 - 21, Plymouth, www.landspromotions.com.
• KVMR Celtic Festival: September 26 - 28, Grass Valley, www.kvmrcelticfestival.org.
• Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival: October 3 - 5, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco,www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com

To find out more about the above events--and more-- become a member of the California Bluegrass Association, www.cbaontheweb.org and receive the monthly Bluegrass Breakdown, an award-winning publication chock-full of all things bluegrass!

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If you have any bluegrass events to announce--jams, concerts etc--or acoustic instruments to sell, please let me know. I'd be happy to include them in this newsletter.

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Hope to see you at some of these bluegrass events. Happy picking & listening!

Lucy Smith
California Bluegrass Association
Area Activities Vice-President
Butte-Tehama-Glenn area

 
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