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BlueGrass West! Music Newsletter
Vol. 18 Number 7 *** July 2018
With Bluegrass and Traditional Music news for the Southern / Central California Region


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Shows affiliated with Bluegrass West!

Red Dog Saloon

Peter Feldmann & Rick Cunha
The Red Dog Saloon
76 N. C Street, Virginina City, NV
Friday, July 13, Saturday July 14th (3 shows)
Reservations / info , Call:  (775) 847-7474

Rick & Pete
Rick Cunha and Peter Feldmann
(click on photo for hi-res copy.)

Rick and Pete: Exploring the roots of American Music, these boys dynamically recreate the music of the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and other country music greats with wonderful harmonies, hot pickin' and yodeling madness, with guitars, mandolin, banjo, slide guitar and uke.  "Country music . . . with the hairy side out!".

Together with David Jackson and Dave Dawson, Rick and Peter last year released a CD project dedicated to the music of the original Carter Family: AP, Sara, and Maybelle Carter. "Home Among The Hills" features 15 songs drawn from the almost 300 titles recorded by the Carters between 1927-41.

Rick Cunha's musical roots go back to the Hawaiian Islands, his slide guitar playing and mellifluous vocals provide warm traces of his island heritage.

Peter Feldmann performs with his bluegrass band, The Very Lonesome Boys, speaks on folk and bluegrass subjects, and presents concerts as time permits. He is the founder of the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler's Convention and the Bluebird Cafe, a major influence in California's folk music scene.

Coming up in August:

Mother's Boys - Rick Cunha, Peter Feldmann, David Jackson and Dave Dawson
Pasadena Folk Music Society
Cal Tech, Pasadena, CA
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 8:00 PM

Reservations & Info , Call:  (626) 616-4559

Mother's Boys

 

Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys
SY Valley Grange Hall, Los Olivos
Saturday, August 11, 8:00 PM
Early Country and Bluegrass
Advance Tickets: $12. Info: (805) 688-9894

Very Lonesome Boys


 

Featured CD this month:

HC-510

HC-510
Mother's Boys
Home Among 
The Hills

"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 Cunha were members of the seminal folk rock group Hearts & Flowers in the 1960s. They have performed with Emmy Lou Harris, Hoyt Axton, Mason Williams, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, and Rose Maddox 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. The Carters are the subject of a new documentary film, The Winding Stream, released just recently. 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.

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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.)

NEW: LONG BEACH. Fourth Sunday Bluegrass jam at SHUTTS FABRICATORS, 1632 West 15th Street, Long Beach, CA, 90813. 562 432 4648 1:00 PM until five-ish.

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.

ARROYO GRANDE. Old Time Jam at Branch Street Deli,  203 E Branch St, on 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6-8pm. Contact: Roz Phillips <4rzphillips@gmail.com>

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, 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Come on down and bring a couple of songs. 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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