January Bluegrass In Northern California: A Quiet Month No Longer
Northern California Bluegrass Society members and their friends will be enjoying live music all month long — leading up to the big, FREE NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City on the last weekend. Details on the NCBS Calendar on this website. Here are the January highlights — please join us!
1 – Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association First Sunday Jam, Hoover Middle School, San Jose.
1 – Earthquake Country, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.
2 – Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys, Amnesia, San Francisco.
3 – Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
3 – Old Slide Road, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
5-8 — CBA Great 48 Jam (& Thursday Band Showcase Showdown), Doubletree Hotel, Bakersfield.
6 – Danny Lee Davis, Alex Leach & Stanley Efaw, Curtis & Meghan House Concert, San Jose. Advance reservations required (650) 921-5010.
6 — Rita Hosking Trio & The Juncos, with Jessica Marks. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.
6-8 — River City Music Festival, Red Lion Inn, Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR.
8 — Danny Lee Davis & The String Slingers, The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz.
8 — The Boxcars, Sierra Nevada Big Room, Chico.
8 – Flatt & Scruggs Tribute Band with Don Rigsby & Kathy Kallick featuring Bill Evans, David Thom, Jim Mintun, Paul Shelasky, Markie Sanders, and Larry Cohea, 5th String Music Store, Sacramento.
11 — Dark Hollow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
11 — Border Radio, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.
12 — NCBS San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Benefit Show, Cafe du Nord, San Francisco.
12 — Windy Hill, North Pacific String Band, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.
14 — Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys, Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit with The Better Halves, The Uptown Nightclub, Oakland.
15 — The Tuttles With A. J. Lee, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
17 — Joy Kills Sorrow, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
18 — Sidesaddle & Co., Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
20-22 — Blythe Bluegrass Festival, Colorado River Fairgrounds, Blythe.
21 — The Special Consensus plus Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, Mountain View. (NCBS-sponsored)
21 — Mike Melnyk Bluegrass, Etc. Photo Exhibition, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
21-22 — Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Festival, Citrus Fairgrounds, Cloverdale.
22 — Joy Kills Sorrow, Music Near The Hearth, Sunnyvale.
24 — The Special Consensus, Bean Creek, Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton.
25 — The Special Consensus, Them Boys, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton.
27-29 — NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway, various venues, Redwood City.
27 — Natural Drift, plus Fiddle Flash & Friends, Hettinger House Concert, Folsum. (Reservations required) bluegrass (at) shaunv (dot) com.
28 — Beargrass Creek, Mission Pizza, Fremont.
30 — Hot Club Of Cowtown, Amnesia, San Francisco.