The Northern California Bluegrass Highlights For February 2014

pete-seeger-banjo-instruction-book-coverboccis-cellar-21514-posterThe 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!


January 30-February 2 – SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards & National Convention, Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, TN.

1 – Sebastopol Guitar Festival, Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, Sebastopol.

hillbilly-robot-festival-214-poster1 — 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.

santa-cruz-county-art-of-guitar-festival-poster-segment1, 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.

kkup-bluegrass-marathon-t-shirt-20145 — 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.

nu-blu-posed-logo8 — 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.

mountain-feed-farm-supply-front9 — 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.

James King

James King

Dry Branch Fire Squad

Dry Branch Fire Squad

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.

boccis-cellar-logo14 — 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.


Sarah Elizabeth Campbell

Sarah Elizabeth Campbell

15 – The Valentine Songologues, Treasures Roadhouse, Watsonville.

15 — James King Band, Elks B P O Lodge, Riverside.

16 — Dry Branch Fire SquadSausalito 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.

The Westside Theatre

The Westside Theatre

The Quebe Sisters

The Quebe Sisters

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.


Davenport Road House

Davenport Road House

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.

banner-mountain-boys-5th-gear-alum-cover26 — 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.


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