The Bluegrass Highlights For November In Northern California & Beyond

Freebo set for Brookdale Winter Gathering.

Happy Thanksgiving from NCBS!

November Bluegrass Music is upon us! The Brookdale Winter Gathering has been moved up to Thanksgiving weekend and will be held in Felton.

Touring bands in Northern California will include the Sideline Bluegrass Band, The Last Revel, Run Boy Run, Rhiannon Gidden & Dirk Powell, The Wild Reeds, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Sweetwater String Band, and the Slocan Ramblers.

Run Boy Run

Our touring favorites Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Steep Ravine, Joe & Hattie Craven, Haas Kowert Tice and Front Country are back home in our area this month.

Bill Evans brings us his annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Danny Barnes & Joe Newberry, while the folk duo Reilly & Maloney will perform their farewell concert at the Freight. Many area bands will be onstage throughout the month.

NCBS Members will be out having fun all month long! Please join us — and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Le Bateau Irve

The Last Revel

Here are this month’s selective listings:

NOVEMBER

1-30 –Point Music Film Festival, San Diego Central Library, San Diego.

2 — Blue & Lonesome, Le Bateau Ivre, Berkeley.

2 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

2 — The Last Revel, Humboldt Brews, Arcata.

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

3 — Run Boy Run, One Grass Two Grass, The Last Revel, Neck Of The Woods, San Francisco.

3 — Skillet Licorice, Atlas Cafe, San Francisco.

3 — Goat Hill Girls, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

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

3 — Steep Ravine, The Wild Reeds, The Chapel, San Francisco.

4 — Old Belle, Temescal Alley, Oakland.

4 — Marley’s Ghost, Oaksongs, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding.

4 — Sideline Bluegrass Band, MohaviSoul, La Jolla Christian Fellowship,  La Jolla.

4 — Run Boy Run, Bankhead Theatre, Livermore.

4 — The Last Revel, One Grass Two Grass, Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol.

4 — Susie Glaze & The New Folk Ensemble, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, Boulevard Music, Culver City.

4-6 — Southwest Bluegrass Association Campout, Tucalota Creek Ranch, Temecula.

5 — Banner Mountain Boys, Acoustic Den Cafe, Roseville.

5 — Marley’s Ghost, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

5 — Full Moon Rooster, Santa Cruz Food Lounge, Santa Cruz.

5 — Run Boy Run, Fifth Street Farms, Berkeley.

5 – Haas Kowert Tice, Folktale Winery & Vineyards, Carmel-By-The-Sea.

5 — Steep Ravine, The Wild Reeds, Valley Queen, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.

5 — Greensky Bluegrass, The Warfield, San Francisco.

Sideline

5 — The Last Revel, Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City.

5 — Sideline Bluegrass Band, Boulevard Music, Culver City.

6 — Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association & Harry Liedstrand Stringband Workshop, Hoover School, San Jose.

6 — Sideline Bluegrass Band, House Concert, Alameda.

6 — Festival Speed, Cato’s Ale House, Oakland.

6 — Lonely Heartstring Band, Haas Kowert Tice, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

6 — The Last Revel, Moe’s Original BBQ, Tahoe City.

6 — Purdon’s Crossing, The Heifer Belles, Barwick & Siegfried, The Open Book, Grass Valley.

7 — Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

7 — Haas Kowert Tice, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

7 — Sideline Bluegrass Band, Planet Gemini, Monterey.

7 — KC & The Moonshine Jar Drinkers, Amnesia, San Francisco.

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

8 — Abbott Family Band, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

9 — California Banjo Extravaganza, Trinity United Methodist Church, Chico.

9 — Dark Hollow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

9 — Sideline Bluegrass Band, (House Concert) bluegrass (at) shaunv (dot) com, Folsom.

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

10 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

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

10 — Kenny Stinson & Perfect Tym’n, West Palms Conservatory, Victorville.

10 — California Banjo Extravaganza, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.

10 — Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

11 — Veterans Day Festival With The Dim Lights, True Life Troubadours & More, Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica.

11 — Vintage Grass, Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma.

11 — Joshua Lowe & Patti Maxine, lille æske, Boulder Creek.

11 — California Banjo Extravaganza, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.

11 — Reilly & Maloney Farewell Concert, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

11 — Sideline Bluegrass Band, The Studio, Cottonwood.

11 — Edgewood Mountain Boys, Freewheel Brewing Company, Redwood City.

11-13 – Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championships, Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, Wickenburg, AZ.

12 — Bearcat Stringband Duo, Cato’s Ale House, Oakland.

12 — Harmony Grits, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

12 — Sideline Bluegrass Band, The Big Easy, Petaluma.

12 — California Banjo Extravaganza, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

12 — High Country, Pacifica Performances, Mildred Owens Concert Hall, Pacifica.

Canyon Johnson

12 — Canyon Johnson, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

13 — Jim & Louise Mintun, Live Oak Farmers Market, Santa Cruz.

13 — Thirty-Five Years Of Trouble, The Rambling Minors, The Back Room, Berkeley.

13 — Maverick — A Bluegrass Duo, Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica.

13 – Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Keith Little & more, Roaring Donkey, Petaluma.

13 — Good N’ Ready (Nat Keefe & Yoseff Tucker), Éclair de Lune, Kevin Beadles Band, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

13 — Thompsonia, (House Concert) herrmann (at) ucsc (dot) edu, Santa Cruz.

13 — California Banjo Extravaganza, Hamel Family Wines Afternoon BBQ, Sonoma.

13 — California Banjo Extravaganza, Sebastopol Community Cultural Center Annex, Sebastopol.

14 — The Bow Ties, Amnesia, San Francisco.

14 — Rhiannon Gidden & Dirk Powell, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico.

14 — Home Brew, Whale City Bakery, Davenport.

15 — Cabin Fever, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

15 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

15 — Rhiannon Gidden & Dirk Powell, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma.

15 — Slocan Ramblers, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Clovis.

16 — Front Country, Crow & The Canyon, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.

16 — Rhiannon Gidden & Dirk Powell, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford. (Sold out)

Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell

The Albatross Pub

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

16 — Whiskey Brothers, Albatross Pub, Berkeley.

16 — Dan Frechette & Laurel Thompsen, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

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

17 — Front Country, Sweetwater String Band, Crow & The Canyon, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.

17 — Hidden Still, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

17 — Asleep At The Wheel, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

17 — Risky Biscuits, Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne.

17 — Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

17 — Joe & Hattie Craven, Steve Kahn, The Back Room, Berkeley.

18 — Jim & Louise Mintun, Lulu Carpenter’s, Santa Cruz.

18 — Trout Hound, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

18 — Front Country, Chico Woman’s Club, Chico.

18 — Doug Blumer & Bohemian Highway, Keystone Crossing, Megan McLaughlin, Jeanie and Chuck, La Promenade Cafe, San Francisco.

18 — Slocan Ramblers, The Open Book, Grass Valley.

18 — Sweetwater String Band, The Divided Sky, South Lake Tahoe.

19 — Montara Mountain Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

19 — The Crooked Jades, The Lost Church, San Francisco.

19 — Front Country, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, Masonic Hall, Mountain View. (NCBS -welcomed)

19 — Peter Feldmann & The Very Lonesome Boys, SY Valley Grange Hall, Los Olivos.

19 — Barwick & Siegfried, California Organics, Nevada City.

19 — Peter Rowan, David Addington & Scott Liess, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

19 — Sweetwater String Band, Comptche Community Hall, Comptche.

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

20 — Mountain Fire Band, Black Pug Cafe, Alameda.

20 — The Slocan Ramblers, Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys, The Beauty Operators, The Chapel, San Francisco.

The Chapel

21 — Windy Hill, Old Belle, Amnesia, San Francisco.

22 — Slide Road, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

23 — High Country, Albany Taproom, Albany.

23 — Loganville, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

23 — Windy Hill, Rancho Deluxe, Rusty Stringfield, Mike Hellman Band, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.

24 — Cold & In The Bay, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

25 — Black Eyed Susies, Whale City Bakery, Davenport.

25 — The Stragglyrs, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

25-27 — Sonora Christmas Festival, Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora.

26 — Bundy Brown Band, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

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

26 — Beargrass Creek, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

27 — Brookdale Bluegrass Winter Gathering, Don Quixote’s, Felton. (NCBS-welcomed)

27 — Cold & In The Bay, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

27 — Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, (House Concert) eratner (at) pacbell (dot) net, Palo Alto.

27 — Jay Howlett, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

28 — Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

28 — The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.

29 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

29 — Leftover Crow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

30 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

30 — Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands

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