March Bluegrass Highlights In Northern California

420014_10150583316223861_754778860_9253130_1498250459_nNorthern California Bluegrass Society Members will be out enjoying live bluegrass throughout the month of March. There are more events on the NCBS Calendar on this website; here are the highlights:


1 — Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, The Pine Needles, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, San Rafael.

1 — Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

2 — Sonoma Mountain Band, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

2 — Susie Glaze & The HiLonesome Band, The Barn, Gilroy, (RSVP) ebehlmer (at) yahoo (dot) com.

2-4 – Bluegrass On The Beach, Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Havasu City, AZ.

bcbf312web3 — The Abbott Brothers, Joe’s Bar, Boulder Creek.

4 — Jack, Michael, & Sullivan Tuttle, Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association, Hoover School, San Jose.

4 — David Thom Band, The Fifth String, Sacramento.

4 — Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.

5 — Belle Monroe & Her Brewgrass Boys, Amnesia, San Francisco.

5 — Bluegrass Sessions (First Mondays), Seahorse Restaurant, Sausalito.

7 — Greensky Bluegrass, Fruition, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.

7 — Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

sonomacoff7 — Bluegrass Country Jam with Jeanie & Chuck Poling, Plough & Stars, San Francisco (FREE, NCBS-sponsored).

8 — The Punch Brothers, The Fillmore, San Francisco.

9 – John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

9 — Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Fillmore, San Francisco.

9-10 — NCBS Boulder Creek Bluegrass & Old-Timey Festival, Scopazzi’s Restaurant & Lounge (Festival Headquarters) & various venues, Boulder Creek.

10 — Them Boys, Oak Grove, Walnut Avenue Methodist Church, Walnut Creek.

Historic Downtown Colfax

Historic Downtown Colfax

10 — Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival,  Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, Sebastopol.

10 — Nina Gerber & Chris Webster, Aromas Grange Hall, Aromas.

10 — Railroad Earth, New Monsoon, The Fillmore, San Francisco.

10 — Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, CSA Event Center, West Sacramento.

windy-hill-club-fox-201211 — Every Sunday Bluegrass Jam, Greek Bistro, Colfax.

13 — Carolina Special, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

15 — Bill Evans (with Jim MacNunally, Chad O’Manning, Tom McBekeny and Steve O’Pottier), St. Patrick’s Bangers & Grass Celebration, Kensington Circus Pub, Kensington.

16 – Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys, The Fall Risk, The Courtney Janes, Cafe du Nord, San Francisco.

16-17 – California State Old-Time Open Fiddle & Picking Championships, Municipal Auditorium, Oroville.

16-18 — Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival, various venues, Temecula.

Red Dog Ash

Red Dog Ash

17 — Windy Hill, Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, Club Fox, Redwood City.

17 — High Country, Frog & Fiddle, Alameda.

17 — Red Dog Ash, Barkin’ Dog Grill, Modesto.

18 — Steve Palazzo & Laura Smith, Brother Duets House Concert, Santa Cruz, (RSVP) spalazzo (at) cruzio (dot) com.

Kim Elking

Kim Elking

21 — Sidesaddle & Co., Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

21 — Natural Drift, Latitudes Restaurant, Auburn.

22 — Brittany Haas & Lauren Rioux, The Palms, Winters.

Janet Beazley

Janet Beazley

24 – Chris Stuart & Janet Beazley and Brittany Haas & Lauren Rioux, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View (NCBS-sponsored). (Also separate afternoon Haas/Rioux fiddle workshop at Gryphon Stringed Instruments, Palo Alto.)

Susie Glaze

The Skirt of Susie Glaze

24 — James King Band, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

24 — Evie Laden Band, Fiddlin’ Cricket Concert, Mission City Coffee Roasting Company, Santa Clara.

24 — Healing Stream, Commodore Callahan, Mostly Bluegrass Benefit Concert, Burlingame United Methodist Church, Burlingame.

Clovis Veterans Memorial District

Clovis Veterans Memorial District

27 — Windy Hill, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

31 – Clovis Winter Bluegrass Festival, Clovis Veterans Memorial District, Clovis.

31 — Sourdough Slim & The Saddle Pals, Red Dog Ash, Westside Theatre, Newman.

Rhonda Vincent and A Fan

A Rhonda Vincent Fan shares a Nashville bus bench with The Star.

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