The Northern California Bluegrass Highlights For February 2014
The NCBS San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival is on hiatus until February 2015, but the rest of the Northern California bluegrass world is rockin’ this month!
Here are the highlights — there are many other fine February shows out there for your enjoyment. Northern California Bluegrass Society Members will be out in force. Please join us!
1 – Sebastopol Guitar Festival, Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, Sebastopol.
1 — Bean Creek, Dusty Moon, The Woodshed, Los Gatos.
1 – Rita Hosking Trio, Evie Ladin Band, Auburn Placer Events Center, Auburn.
1 — The Skidnaneko & Green Duet, Java Beach Coffee, San Francisco.
1 — Michael Van & The Movers With Alan Bond, The Baltic, Point Richmond.
1, 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 – HiLLBiLLY ROBOT Festival, various venues, San Francisco.
February 1-March 15 – Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit & Festival, R. Blitzer Gallery and other venues, Santa Cruz.
2 — Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association, Hoover Middle School, San Jose.
3 – “Goodnight, Pete” Community Gathering, In Memory Of Pete Seeger, Hosted By Holly Near, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley. FREE.
3 — Nu-Blu, West Palms Conservatory, Victorville.
4 — Nu-Blu, Golden Road Brewery, Los Angeles.
5 — Sidesaddle & Co, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
6 — Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.
6-10 – KKUP Bluegrass, Country & Folk Marathon, 91.5FM, South Bay & Monterey Bay Areas.
7 – Steep Ravine, McCoy Tyler Band, Windy Hill, Starry Plough, Berkeley.
7 — Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Palms, Winters.
7 – Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried, (House Concert) bluegrass (at) shaunv (dot) com, Folsom.
7-9 — Colorado River Bluegrass Music Festival, Rotary Park, Bullhead City, AZ.
8 — Dry Branch Fire Squad, Willis Cultural Arts Center, Willits.
8 — Blue & Lonesome, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.
8 — Nu-Blu, The Sisters Grim, Tuolumne River Lodge, Modesto.
8 — The Rayburn Brothers, Michael Gaither, The Woodshed, Los Gatos.
8 — The Valentine Songologues, Studio 55 Marin, San Rafael.
8 – Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Sutter Creek Theatre, Sutter Creek.
8 — KWMR Sweethearts Of The Radio KWMR Benefit Concert With Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, Scott Nygarrd & Claudia Campazzo, The T Sisters, Dance Palace Community Center, Point Reyes Station.
9 — Brookdale Bluegrass Band, Mountain Feed and Farm Supply, Ben Lomond.
9 — Nu-Blu, Studio 55 Marin, San Rafael.
9 — Muriel Anderson, Steve Palazzo, Don Quixote’s, Felton.
9 — Dry Branch Fire Squad, Linda Lou & The Flatbellies, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
10 — Old Belle, Toshio Hirano, Amnesia, San Francisco.
11 — James King Band, Fifth String Music Store, Sacramento.
11 — The Abbott Family, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
11 — Dry Branch Fire Squad, Don Quixote’s, Felton.
12 — Dark Hollow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
12 & 13 — Dry Branch Fire Squad, Arcata Playhouse, Arcata.
14 — SUPERMULE, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
14 — Dry Branch Fire Squad, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding.
14 — The Vivants, Parlor Tricks, Pretend Sweethearts, Awaken Cafe, Oakland.
15 — Dry Branch Fire Squad, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, Mountain View. (NCBS-welcomed)
15 — Bean Creek, Vic S & The Big Moments, Billy London & The Lucky Dice, Bocci’s Cellar, Santa Cruz.
15 — Windy Hill, The Trespassers, Don Quixote’s, Felton.
15 – The Valentine Songologues, Treasures Roadhouse, Watsonville.
15 — James King Band, Elks B P O Lodge, Riverside.
16 — Dry Branch Fire Squad, Sausalito Presbyterian Church, Sausalito.
16 — Montara Mountain Boys, then San Bruno Mountain Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.
16 — Bummer Night: A Tribute To The Late Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.
17 — Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
18 — Cabin Fever, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
19-23 — Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp, Westin & Sheraton Hotels, Kansas City. MO.
20 — Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.
21 — The Quebe Sisters, Mavericks Coffee House & Roasting Company, Visalia.
21 — Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players, Red Dog Ash, Westside Theatre, Newman.
21-23 – Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival, Northglenn Ramada Plaza Hotel, Denver, CO.
22 — The Quebe Sisters, The Central Valley Boys, Morgan Hill Grange, Morgan Hill.
22 — A Winter Night’s YEOW!, Sourdough Slim, Faux Renwah with Dave Cavanagh, Old Soles, Fallon Theater, Columbia.
23 — Suzy Bogguss, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
23 – Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.
23 – 2nd Annual Stanley Sing and Birthday Party, The Lucky Horseshoe, San Francisco.
24 — Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
24 — The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.
25 – Windy Hill, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
25 — Sherry Austin & Henhouse, Davenport Road House, Davenport.
26 — Bangers & Grass, Kensington Circus Pub, Kensington.
26 — Loganville, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
27 — Birds Of Chicago, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
February 27-March 2 – Wintergrass, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bellevue, WA.
28 — Banner Mountain Boys, Holbrooke Hotel, Grass Valley.
28 — Cactus Bob & Prairie Flower, Louie’s Place, La Grange.
28 — Prairie, Mission Pizza, Fremont.
February 28-March 2 – Bluegrass On The Beach, Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Havasu City, AZ.