Issued: June 13, 2012
What: The Very Lonesome Boys Bluegrass Show
Where: St. Marks In The Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Avenue, Los Olivos, CA
When: Saturday, July 7th, 8:00 PM
Visit: http://www.bluegrasswest.com/tickets.htm for advance Tickets: $15.00
Peter Feldmann, "Santa Barbara's voice of bluegrass", will continue his celebration of 50 years in the music by appearing with his band The Very Lonesome Boys at St. Marks In The Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Avenue, in downtown Los Olivos, California on Saturday evening, July 7 th at 8:00 PM.
The program will feature bluegrass standards, songs of the West, classic fiddle tunes, and a number of 1920s-30s country songs adapted to the bluegrass format. Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Boys perform a wide variety of music, primarily in "traditional" bluegrass style, heavily influenced by old time Appalachian string music. Their repertoire ranges from Elizabethan-era ballads to Appalachian songs and breakdowns; from country blues to modern bluegrass and beyond. The band is widely recognized as one of the best in California.
Tickets, priced at $15.00, are available on-line at BlueGrassWest.com and at The Book Loft, 1680 Mission Drive in Solvang. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Suggested donation at the door is $15.
David West, Tom Lee, Peter Feldmann & Blaine Sprouse
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A singer and multi-instrumentalist with many years' performing experience throughout California and the West, Peter Feldmann 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 Dave Ryoko of the the Chicago Tribune. In 2008, Peter was awarded "Music Legend Award of 2008" by the Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Contest organization of greater Los Angeles.
The Very Lonesome Boys band includes bassist Tom Lee, veteran of the Cache Valley Drifters and The Bluegrass Cardinals, The banjo duties are ably handled by record producer David West (Play Ball Productions), known also for his song writing and engineering skills, and Blaine Sprouse, master bluegrass fiddler, formerly with Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse, and many other great bluegrass bands will preside on fiddle. The band has performed throughout Southern and Central California at festivals, clubs, and college concerts.
Visit: http://www.BlueGrassWest.com/press.htm for photos and further information.