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BlueGrass West! Music Newsletter
Vol. 17 Number 7 *** July 2017
With Bluegrass and Traditional Music news for the Southern / Central California Region


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Shows by Bluegrass West!

Monday, July 3rd, 7:30 PM
Peter Feldmann & Mother's Boys CD Release Party

Soho Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Visit: http://www.sohosb.com/ or call 805 962-7776 for advance tickets: ($15.00
)

Mother's Boys
Mother's Boys, L-R:David Jackson, Dave Dawson,Peter Feldmann, Rick Cunha
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Santa Barbara folk and bluegrass icon Peter Feldmann will bring his LA - based group Mother's Boys to the Soho music club and restaurant in Santa Barbara. The group will be giving a show and release party celebrating their long-awaited CD Home Among The Hills, a collection of songs by the original Carter Family of Maces Springs, Virginia. Described by a Bay Area writer and folklorist as having "all the earmarks of a peak musical experience", this event will truly be a party with surprise guests, great food, and of course, plenty of music with guitar, slide guitar, bass, autoharp, mandolin, and accordian.

"Mother's Boys" includes Rick Cunha, whose warm vocal stylings reflect his Hawiian roots, David Dawson, autoharpist and singer from New Mexico and a fellow band member in Rick's 1960s group, Hearts and Flowers, bassist David Jackson, who also plays piano and accordian, and Peter Feldmann, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Jackson, Dawson, and Chuna were members of the seminal folk rock group Hearts & Flowers in the 1960s. They have performed with Emmy Lou Harris, Hoyt Axton, and Mason Williams, among many others.

The CD project contains a selection of songs recorded by Sara, Maybelle, and AP Carter, some well-known, some quite rare, between 1927 and 1941. They are considered a major bedrock of American country music. Peter and Rick selected the included material based on its musicality and variety. Mother's Boys had help from friends on certain tracks during the 6-year recording process, including Aubrey Richmond, Maria Smiley, Fred Sokolow, Susie Glaze, and Laurie Lewis.

Reservations strongly advised. Advance tickets, priced at $15.00, will be available from Soho by phone at: 805-962-7776, and on their website: [ sohosb.com ].

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Performances by others:

Tim Mullins writes: "Here are two upcoming Salt Martians Bluegrass Band events:

Saturday, July 1st, 1:30 - 4:30 PM: We'll be playing (again!) at the historic Cold Spring Tavern. Start July off right with bluegrass music!

Tuesday, July 4th, NOW 3 - 4 PM: We'll be returning again to play for the Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration at the historic Stow House. Bring your blanket and a picnic lunch! It's a Martian-American Fourth of July with bluegrass music!

 


Remember that BlueGrass West! has series of groups available for weddings / parties and other functions. Click HERE for info.

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JAM SESSIONS (Be sure to check dates & times with the venues involved. Jam leaders, please keep us up to date on your jam session listings.)

PASO ROBLES: every Wednesday, open jams mostly bluegrass, some folk -- run from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., at Matts Music, 617 12th St. For details call (805) 237-0054, or see website at www.mattsmusicinpaso.com.

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Old Time jam at Linnaea's on Garden Street in SLO every third Thursday of the month.  Starts about 6  til about 9. 

LOMPOC: 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening jams, 6:30 -- 8:30 PM at Southside Coffee Co., 105 So. "H" St. -- for more info call Bill at (805) 736-8241.

VENTURA. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6 PM until 11:30 PM,  at Ventura's Grapes and Hops. 454 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA. 93001.  Plenty of parking in the back.. Info: Gene Rubin: 805-340-2270.

BAKERSFIELD -- first Monday of each month. Rusty's Pizza 5430 Olive Drive (in the Vons center) 6:00 - 9:00. Come on down and bring a couple of songs. Contact Kelvin Gregory kelvin@gregspetro.com 392-7973 home or 428-7044 cell. Alternate contact: S. C. "Slim" Sims slim1070@msn.com 760-762-6828

FRESNO: The Fresno Folklore Society has a weekly jam. It's the friends of Kenny Hall Memorial jam at the Santa Fe Basque Restaurant every Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 

GOLETA - Weekly Acoustic Jam Where: The Draughtsmen Aleworks 53 Santa Felicia Goleta, CA 93117 When: Wednesdays Time: 5 PM until ?? Music Styles: Folk, Country, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock, Classics Acoustic instruments only (except bass). No drums or percussion please. Contact: Barry McGuire - barrymcgsb@gmail.com

WEST LOS ANGELES -- The Westside Jam has morphed into “Bluegrass Thursdays at the Grand View Market.” We have a dinner concert on the second Thursday and a jam on the fourth Thursday. FB page at https://www.facebook.com/BluegrassThursdays/ Grand View Market is located at 12210 Venice Blvd. LA 90066. Jeff Fleck 310-773-6753; e-mail: Jeffreyfleck@me.com

SANTA CLARITA -- BASC BLUEGRASS Jam Starting April 10th every Second Sunday of the Month. An open jam session for pickers of all ages. This is an open to the public event. Vincenzo's Pizza Newhall /// 24504 Lyons Ave, Santa Clarita, California 91321.

ATASCADERO -2nd & 4th Wednesdays, The Last Stage West, Hwy. 41 at Toro Creek Rd. Atascadero, CA * 805-461-1393 ** http://laststagewest.net

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY -- BASC’s 4th Sunday of the month jam: West Valley Music Center, 24424 Vanowen St., West Hills. Ca.91307 *** Phone: 818-992-4142

California BG Association websites:
CBA: [ http://www.cbaweb.org/ ]
BASC [ http://www.socalbluegrass.org/ ]
Northern Calif. BG Society [ http://ncbs.us ]
Bluegrass Society - Central Coast [ www.bmscc.org ]

From Old Time Community Board in LA (Facebook):

OLD-TIME JAM SESSIONS (Reliably regular monthly OT Jams in Los Angeles)

1st Sunday 11AM - 2PM
Viva Cantina OT Jam / Host Steve Lewis
Viva Cantina: 900 Riverside Drive Burbank, CA 9150

1st Thursday 8PM – 11PM
1642 OT Jam / Host Kelly Marie Martin 
1642 Bar: 1642 Temple St. Echo Park

2nd Thursday 7PM – 10PM
MacLeod OT Jam / Host Steve Shapiro
MacLeod Brewing Co.: 14741 Calvert Street, Van Nuys

3rd & 4th Thursday 6PM – 9PM
West Valley OT Jam / Host Pete Tinker
Jerry's Pizza Restaurant: 22035 Sherman Way, Canoga Park

4th Saturday; 1PM - 4PM
Audubon OT Jam / Host Joe Wack
Audubon Center at Debs Park: 4700 N. Griffin Ave, 90031

 


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BlueGrass West!
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