BlueGrass West! Music Newsletter
Vol. 13 Number 5 *** May 2013
With Bluegrass and Traditional Music news for the Southern / Central California Region
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Performances . . .
Some old friends visit the Centra Coast . . .
Saturday, May 4th - 8:00 PM
St. Marks in The Valley
Special show! Peter Feldmann presents: Bluegrass Etc.
Dennis Caplinger, John Moore, and Steve Spurgin
Here's a rare chance to see a fine trio based in three separate states: Bluegrass Etc. performs a hard-hitting show of instrumental expertise, vocal precision and stage personality that never fails to entertain. The group is well known internationally and tours more than eighteen countries per year, performing more than 200 shows annually at festivals and in concert. BLUEGRASS ETC consists of John Moore (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Dennis Caplinger (banjo, fiddle, vocals) and Steve Spurgin (bass, vocals). The band has its roots in bluegrass music, but has evolved over the years into a much more dynamic and eclectic acoustic band.
Buy tickets on-line! Tickets also available at the Book Loft, Solvang * $15.00
Friday, May 17th, 8:00 PM
123 E. Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara. CA
Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys
DVD Release Concert
Many of you attended Peter's 50 Years In The Bluegrass concert last November. Now, a DVD highlighting an hour's worth of musical highlights from that performance is available, with a baker's dozen of songs and tunes, featuring all of the fifteen performers that participated.
ANNOUNGING: A NEW DVD!! The DVD will be on sale at the Presidio Chapel, and Peter and the Very Lonesome Boys will recap some of the best songs and tunes from that show. Don't miss out on some world class music in candelight in an intimate setting, and a great new DVD!
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Others' Performances . . .
Sunday, May 19th - all day
The 53rd Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Contest
Paramount Ranch, Agoura, CA
Click for Official Website & Info
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, 7:00 -- 9:00 PM at Southside Coffee Co., 105 So. "H" St. -- for more info call Bill at (805) 736-8241.
SANTA BARBARA: The Glendessary Jam (old time music) meets every Wednesday at Alice Keck Park (summers) and indoors (winter) on Glendessary Lane, starting at 5:30 PM.
VENTURA -- every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:00 PM until 9:30 PM. At Zoeys located at 185 East Santa Clara Street in Ventura, California. For more info email Gene Rubin at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 392-7973 home or 428-7044 cell. Alternate contact: S. C. "Slim" Sims email@example.com 760-762-6828
CULVER CITY -- 1st Monday of the month. The New Westside Jam. 7:30 till dawn. Industry Cafe & Jazz 6039 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. Jeff Fleck 310 390-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PASADENA -- 2nd Sunday of the month Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake, Altadena 91001 12:20 to 3:30 Contact David Naiditch, email@example.com
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.cbaontheweb.org/ ]
BASC [ http://www.socalbluegrass.org/ ]
Northern Calif. BG Society [ http://ncbs.us ]
Bluegrass Society - Central Coast [ www.bmscc.org ]
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