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Bring in the New Year with music!
The Very Lonesome Boys: Daved West, Peter Feldmann, Tom Lee
Peter Feldmann, the South Coast's long-time champion for folk, old time, and bluegrass music, will bring his friends David West and Tom Lee for a rare appearance at the Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamado Pintado, in downtown Los Olivos. The show, to be held on Saturday, January 18th at 8 PM, will feature a program of bluegrass and early country standards. Refreshemnts will be offered on sale by the Interact Club from S.Y. Union High School during intermission.
Los Olivos resident Peter Feldmann has been a force in the traditional American music world. Founder of the nationally-known Old Time Fiddlers Convention and Santa Barbara’s iconic Bluebird Café, Peter has spent his life learning, sharing, and promoting America’s traditional music, as a performer, scholar, and songkeeper. His from-the-heart singing and get-down guitar and mandolin playing serve as the core of the Very Lonesome Boys’ sound.
Meanwhile, remember that you can stage your own event! The Very Lonesome Boys are available for dinners, parties, calf-ropings and auctions. Let your imaginmation run wild! Contact us for further informatrion.
Other's Events:The Great 48 Jam
State wide Bluegrass Jam Session, sponsored by the CBA. 100s of pickers.
Absolute madness . . . fun though! Hope to spend some time there myself this year.
Date: January 9 through 12, 2020
Venue: Marriott Convention Center
Address: 801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield California, 93301
For more info CLICK HERE
Be sure to visit Pete's Place, our long-running music blog, which has many articles on music and related subjects, including a piece on the cowboy songs of Rocky Adamson, the Singing Constable of Dayton, Nevada.
You Tube has a new clip of an old tune, Little Rabbit, featuring the music of Tom Sauber, Richard Green and Peter Feldmann.
Featured CD this month:
Help support old time and bluegrass music! Consider visiting our music shop to purchase a fine line of CDs from our selection of titles, which can be found HERE.
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.)
HUNTINGTON BEACH. Fourth Sunday Bluegrass jam at SHUTTS FABRICATORS, 15481 Electronic Lane,unit C, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. 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.
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 email@example.com 760-762-6828
SANTA MARGARITA: Bluegrass jam 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ the Porch Cafe. Website info 6:00 to 9:30 PM.
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.
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, "La Mexicana", at 7495 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. Contact: Bern Singsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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:
From Old Time Community Board in LA (Facebook):
1st Sunday 11AM - 2PM
1st Thursday 8PM – 11PM
2nd Thursday 7PM – 10PM
3rd & 4th Thursday 6PM – 9PM
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