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BlueGrass West! Musc Newsletter
Vol. 19 Number 6 *** June 2019
With Bluegrass and Traditional Music news for the Southern / Central California Region


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Comming attractions:

Saturday, June 22nd 2019 at 8:00 P.M.
Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys
Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall
2374 Alamado Pintado Avenue
Los Olivos CA.

Mercy VLB
Peter Feldmann, David West, and Tom Lee (click on photo for hi-res version)

These three guys, plus fiddler Steve Rosenstein, will hold forth with another bluegrass concert in the hallowed Grange Hall of downtown Los Olivos, California. Their last show was very close to being sold out, so be sure to preorder tickets on the web or at The Book Loft (begining May 24), 1680 Mission Drive in Solvang. We'll also be joined by vocalist Ms. Francine with a handful of songs from Beatles to bluegrass. Refreshments will be available to benefit Happy Endings Animal Rescue.
Ms. FrancineMs. Francine Peter FeldmannPeter Feldmann

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.

David West is a multi-instrumentalist and multi-stylist, playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin in the VLB, as well as contributing vocal leads and harmonies. A respected producer and the proprietor of Studio Z in Santa Barbara, David has countless recordings to his credit, both as a performer and as a producer. 

Bassist Tom Lee met David when they were both Cache Valley Drifters in the 1970s. Tom brings skill and experience from a wide variety of folk, jazz, rock and classical influences. With Tom’s deep respect for bluegrass and traditional music, his bass playing brings color and a strong, compelling foundation to the music.

Steve Rosenstein has been active in the Souther California bluegrass scene for 20 years. A student of Richard Greene, Steve has worked with several bands in the area and brings his own delightful insights to the music.

The concert will take place on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 8:00 pm at the Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos. Admission is $15 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased for $12.50 online at https://bluegrasswest.com/tickets.htm and at the Book Loft, 1680 Mission Drive in Solvang (begining May 24).

Meanwhile, remember BlueGrass West! if you need music for your party, fund-raiser, wine tasting or other event.

Featured CD this month:


   HC-505 Home On the Grange CD



HC-505

Peter Feldmann & The
Very Lonesome Boys

Home On The Grange

Domestic / Foreign
 

 

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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.)

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.

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

 


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                        Peter Feldmann
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