Time For Some Indoor Bluegrass Throughout Northern California In November

Joe Craven

Joe Craven

November marks the beginning of the rainy season and the beginning of the full-out indoor bluegrass season in Northern California.

Here are the highlights for enjoyment by NCBS Members and their friends — and by you.

Please join us! More details are in the NCBS Calendar on this website.

Grange Performing Arts Center, Sacramento

Grange Performing Arts Center, Sacramento


2 — Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, Grange Performing Arts Center,  Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy, Sacramento.

2 — 50 Years In The Bluegrass Celebration With Peter Feldman & Friends, Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara.

3 — The Crooked Jades with clogger Gordon Clegg (CD Release), Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

3 – Dan Crary, Keith Little, & Hugh Hoeger, Cozmic Cafe, Placerville.

3 — Pioneer Folk Festival, Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness, Sunol.

3 — Drifter Sisters, Oak Grove, KALW On Air Folk Festival, 91.7FM — San Francisco.

3 — Shoestring Music Festival, Shoestring City Ranch, Long Beach.

The Foghorn Stringband

The Foghorn Stringband

3 – Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon, Woodshed Kick Off Concert (New South Bay Concert Venue), Keith Holland Guitars, 16905 Roberts Road, Los Gatos.

4 –  Santa Clara Valley Fiddler’s Association Youth Fiddle Contest, Hoover Middle School, San Jose.

4 — Bill Evans: The Banjo In America, Joe’s Garage, San Mateo.

5 — Foghorn Stringband, Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys, Amnesia, San Francisco.

freight-sign5 — The Infamous Stringdusters, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico.

6 — Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

6 — Election Night From The Freight & Salvage (News Broadcast — open to the public), KALW Radio, 91.7FM, San Francisco.

8 — Bangers & Grass, Kensington Circus Pub, Kensington.

8 — Misisipi Mike Wolf Concert Poster Exhibition Reception (Opening of week-long exhibition), Art Beat Foundation, Oakland.

8 – Almost Perfect Strangers (Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, Peter McLaughlin & Chris Brashear), Studio 55 Marin, San Rafael.

9 — Foghorn Stringband, The Palms, Winters.

9 – Aprylle Gilbert, Cafe Cuesta, La Honda.

9-11 — Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival and Fiddle Championship, Wickenburg, AZ.

Peter Feldman

Peter Feldman

10 — Foghorn Stringband, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, First Presyterian Church of Mountain View. (NCBS-sponsored)

10 — Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe, Walter Strauss, Mighty Fine Guitars, Lafayette.

10 – Bronnie Griffin & Cary NovatnyHouse Concert, Salinas.

10 – Lacy J. Dalton, The Mountain Girls, Piper’s Opera House, Virginia City, NV.

armandos-logo-white-background10 — Houston Jones, Armandos, Martinez.

10 – Almost Perfect Strangers (Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, Peter McLaughlin & Chris Brashear), Occidental Center For The Arts, Occidental. (Reservations) paul (at) paulknightsound (dot) com.

10 — Old Tire Swingers, Central Valley Boys, Fox Theater, Hanford.

The Central Valley Boys

The Central Valley Boys

11 – Soldier Stories With Nell Robinson & Friends, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

11 — Paul Jacob & Friends, San Gregorio Store, San Gregorio.

12 — Almost Perfect Strangers (Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, Peter McLaughlin & Chris Brashear), Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

14 – Little Black Train, The Abbott Brothers, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

Red Dog Ash

Red Dog Ash

14 — Mr. Banjo & The Lonesome Wailers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

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

16 — Red Dog Ash, Westside Theater, Newman.

16 — Banjo Extravaganza (Bill Evans, Alan Munde, Bill Keith), The Palms, Winters.

Melody Walker

Melody Walker

16 — Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

16 — The David Thom Band, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

16 – North Pacific String Band, Windy Hill, Left Coast Country, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.

16 — The Drifter Sisters, (House Concert) mblas (at) charter (dot) net, Morgan Hill.

17 – Banjo Extravaganza (Bill Evans, Alan Munde, Bill Keith), Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

wakerobins-abbey-poster17 — The Wakerobins, The Abbey, Santa Cruz.

18 – Banjo Extravaganza (Bill Evans, Alan Munde, Bill Keith), Don Quixote’s, Felton.

18 — Houston Jones, Dana Street Roasting Company, Mountain View.

18 — Circle R Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

18 — Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, The Get Down Boys, Bigfoot Lodge, Los Angeles.

phils-fish-market-front20 — Billy & Sarah & Friends, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

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

23 — Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

23 — Windy Hill, Club Fox, Redwood City.

23-25 — Sonora Christmas Faire, Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora.

Iris Dement

Iris Dement

24 — Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

24 — Sequoia, Frogstooth Winery, Murphy’s.

26 — The Earl Brothers, Kendl Winter & Joe Capoccia, Amnesia, San Francisco.

27 — Windy Hill, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

28 — Homefire, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

banjo-extdq-12-poster29 — Front Country, Jeanie & Chuck, Lost Church, San Francisco.

29 — Bill Evans: The Banjo In America, Stanford Continuing Studies, Geology Corner Room 105, Stanford University, Palo Alto. FREE.

30 – The Dim Lights, Moose Lodge, Pacifica.

30 — Small Town Therapy, Brendan Thomas, Delores Park Cafe, San Francisco.

30 — Iris Dement, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

30-December 1 — NCBS Winter Boulder Creek Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival, Boulder Creek.

The String Slingers

The String Slingers

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