From: Peter Feldmann
BlueGrass West!
Post Office Box 614
Los Olivos, California 93441
(805) 688 9894  *  688 0366 (Fax)
e-mail: peterf@silcom.com     website: www.bluegrasswest.com

March 14, 2007

What:  "Bluegrass, History, and the Old West" - Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys
Where:  Presidio Chapel, 123 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA
When: Saturday, April 7th, 2007, 8:00 PM
Tickets: $12.00 advance, $15. at door  
Cosponsored by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys will present a program titled "Bluegrass, History, and the Old West" at Santa Barbara's Presidio Chapel on Saturday, April 7th at 8:00 PM.  "Since the chapel is a recreation of an important California historic site, I felt it'd be a great idea to incorporate a little history in our show.  We'll present some of our standard 'classic' bluegrass repertoire, but we'll add some interesting songs from the Wild West of the nineteenth century, as well as a little bluegrass history", notes Peter.

A singer and multi-instrumentalist with many years' performing experience throughout California and the West, Peter has been presenting bluegrass, folk, string band, and related musics since the early 1960's, and is known as the founder of the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddler's Convention,  and the original Bluebird Café in Santa Barbara, a music club highly influential on the Southern California Music scene. Peter's tribute CD to Uncle Dave Macon, "Grey Cat On The Tennessee Farm", was named to the nation's Top Ten Bluegrass albums of 2005 by the Chicago Tribune.

The program, which begins at 8:00 PM, will feature bluegrass standards, songs of the West, and a number of 1920s-30s country songs adapted to the bluegrass format.  Advance tickets, priced at $12.00, are available on-line at BlueGrassWest.com and at the offices of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, 123 East Canon Perdido St. in downtown Santa Barbara.  If available,  tickets will be sold at the door for $15.00 beginning at 7:30 PM the day of the event. Trust member tickets are priced at $12.

The five-piece Very Lonesome Boys band includes bassist Tom Lee, veteran of the Cache Valley Drifters and The Bluegrass Cardinals,   Mike Nadolson, head of  Tricopolis Records in Orange County  plays Martin flat-top guitar.  The banjo duties are ably handled by record producer David West (Play Ball Productions), known also for his song writing and engineering skills, while Tommy Marton, a leading exponent of Texas contest style fiddling as well as bluegrass music, will preside on fiddle.  Together now for ten years, the band has performed throughout Southern and Central California at festivals, clubs, and college concerts.  

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