Author: Varner, Mark

Music Camp/ BOB
Dear friends,

The other day Rick used a graphic on our splash page of a bunch of race horses bursting through the starting gate to illustrate the beginning of registration for CBA Music Camp. I talked to Ingrid Noyes, Camp poobah, yesterday and I could hear the thunderous sound of hooves in the background. If you’re planning to attend this year you’d better get on it!

Sounds like Mandolin 3 with Jason Thomas is going quickly. My son Marty signed up for that class. Kids and teens fit in extremely well at Camp and he’s looking forward to hanging out with his peers. It’s one heck of a great place for young folks to be.

I had to miss my usual volunteer stint at Camp last year, but I am excited to be part of the team this year. Camp really is “magic” to me, but it gets plenty of it’s mojo from the hard working volunteers. It’s a great bunch of folks to hang around with and even though we see each other at the Father’s Day Festival, Camp is the time for us to really enjoy each other’s company as we pull together to meet Ingrid’s lofty expectations for Camp excellence.

So get your learn on, peeps! You can find out more and even sign up for classes on-line at

This weekend is the NCBS’s Redwood City “Bluegrass on Broadway”, Or BOB, festival. This is a group of free events that is in its second year. You can find out more about that at

On Thursday they are hosting Lisa Aschmann and Roger Siminoff in a lecture at the Redwood City Library. This takes place from 6:30-8:30. Brenda Hough is host.

Following that they’ll crank up some music at a nearby restaurant. I got this from my old pal Scott Dailey:

You are cordially invited to join us at Angelica's Bistro in downtown Redwood City, this Thursday, Feb 26th, from 8:30 to 11:00.

This special Thursday night dinner show helps kick-off the 2nd Annual Bluegrass on Broadway Festival, presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society!

Angelica's is a beautiful, funky, comfortable oasis of fine food, drink, art and music, half a block south of Broadway, on Main Street. It's huge patio/courtyard features countless sculptures and fountains, and the inside is a cornucopia of art, antiques, and interesting junque.

The menu is extensive, and ranges from interesting mediterranean appetizers to decadent salads, to classic and creative panini, crepes, pastas, and surf/turf on the outdoor grill.

45 beers, including 14 on tap! (feel free to buy the band a round!), as well as an thoughtful wine list and a variety of cocktails and surprises! Nice people too!

Come for dinner (reservations recommended), or stop in for beer / wine / coffee / tea and appetizers or dessert!

Special incentive: make (and keep) a dinner reservation, and you'll get 2 backstage passes. If you bring your instrument, you're almost guaranteed* a sit-in with the band!

* - while supplies last. Some restrictions apply. Backstage area is not actually behind the stage, and has no perks or redeeming qualities except for the hip factor.

We hope to see YOU there!


Scott & The 'Ramblers

SMR - Free Show!
Feb 26, 8:30-11:00 PM
Angelica's Bistro
863 Main Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Posted:  2/24/2009

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