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The NCBS sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of events, ranging from our three day long Good Old Fashioned festival to local jams.

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RBA Jams Will Lead Into The Kathy Kallick Band Concert This Saturday In Mountain View

bglogoRedwood Bluegrass Associates will present the Kathy Kallick Band on Saturday, November 1.

5:00pm open jam and a slow jam hosted by Richard Brandenburg will lead into the concert.

The show is set for the First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View. The concert will begin at 7:30pm.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the annual RBA concert season.

Note that RBA concerts will be held at various venues in Mountain View, Palo Alto and Los Altos during the 2014-2015 season. Check the RBA Schedule for details.

 Two different jams will lead into the RBA Kathy Kallick Band concert.

Two different jams will lead into the RBA Kathy Kallick Band concert.

NCBS Jam At South Bay Historic Railroad Society Train Show Set For Saturday November 1

Historic Santa Clara Train Depot

Historic Santa Clara Train Depot

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society Santa Clara Depot Jam will be part of the South Bay Historic Railroad Society’s Train Show on November 1.

The FREE 2-day train event will run Saturday & Sunday, November 1 & 2. The bluegrass jam will be on Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm.

The jam and train show will be held at the historic Santa Clara Train Depot (now the railroad museum) at 1005 Railroad Avenue, just off The Alameda in Santa Clara.

Jam time in Santa Clara.

Jam time in Santa Clara.

The venue is the location of the long-running NCBS-welcomed Second Saturday Jam organized by Mary & Chuck Kennedy.

All bluegrass jammers and listeners are welcome.

Eric & Suzy Thompson Set To Perform At Contemporary Jewish Museum On November 20

Eric & Suzy Thompson

Eric & Suzy Thompson

Eric & Suzy Thompson will perform on the stage of the Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman Exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco on Thursday, November 20.

The show is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The 6:30pm performance is free with museum admission ($5 after 5:00pm). The ongoing Hellman exhibit will feature regular live music on the gallery stage.

Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman

Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman

Halloween Week Is Scary Full Of Bluegrass Music Around Northern California

Slide Road

Slide Road

Happy Halloween from your NCBS friends!

Happy Halloween from your NCBS friends!

Halloween week will be a great time to enjoy some live bluegrass music with your friends who are Northern California Bluegrass Society Members. Here are the Tuesday-Tuesday listings. Enjoy!

TUESDAY, October 28

Mountain Standard Time, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

Slide Road, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

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

Banjo Fiddle, Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery, Davis.

Mountain Dojo, Rite Spot Cafe, San Francisco.

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & THURSDAY, October 28, 29 & 30

Bob Dylan, Paramount Theatre, Oakland.

WEDNESDAY, October 29

The Leftover Crows, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

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

THURSDAY, October 30

Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

Blue & Lonesome

Blue & Lonesome

Maverick - A Bluegrass Duo, Coast Cafe, Bolinas.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Bill Evans’ “The Banjo in America,” Stanford University Continuing Studies, Stanford.

Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin, Cottonwood Restaurant, Truckee.

Rainy Day Ramblers, The Speakeasy Club, Modesto.

T Sisters, The Rendezvous, Chico.

FRIDAY, Halloween

Supermule, Henhouse Prowlers, Immigrant Union, Slim’s, San Francisco.

The Stragglyrs, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

T Sisters, Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa.

The Mountain Outlaw Band,The Jespersons, Fiddlin Fritz and the Plumbar Boys, Little Hollywood and the Honky Tonk Hillbillys, The Hideout Saloon, Mariposa.

Suspect Terrane, Nevada Day, Genoa, NV.

The Salty Suites

The Salty Suites

The Day Of The Dead

The Day Of The Dead

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, October 31-November 1

The Salty Suites, Logandale Fall Festival, Logandale, NV.

SATURDAY, The Day Of The Dead

Kathy Kallick Band, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View. (NCBS-welcomed)

Mild Colonial Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

David Thom Band, Ray’s Deli, Petaluma.

South Bay Historic Railroad Society Train Show Bluegrass Jam, Historic Santa Clara Depot, Santa Clara. (10:00am-2:00pm — NCBS-welcomed)

One Grass Two Grass Red Grass Bluegrass, Old Belle, Canyon Johnson, Bearcat Stringband, 50 Mason Social House, San Francisco.

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Skyline Special, Lulu Carpenter’s, Santa Cruz.

Nell Robinson

Nell Robinson

Carolyn Sills Combo, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Nevada Theatre, Nevada City.

Sugar By The Pound, Crooked Road Ceili Band, Chava, Corralitos Open Farm Tour, The Market Place, Corralitos.

High Country, Los Banos Arts Council, Ted Falasco Arts Center, Los Banos.

Dave Rainwater, Stage 3, Sonora.

T Sisters, Arcata Playhouse, Arcata.

Nell Robinson & The Rose of No-Man’s Land, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.

Amaya Rose Dempsey, Chateau Leateau Winery, Paso Robles.

SUNDAY, November 2 (Return To Standard Time)

aromaslogo1Kathy Kallick Band, Joe & Hattie Craven, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

boograss-poster-14Peter Rowan, Aromas Grange Hall, Aromas.

Santa Clara Valley Fiddler’s Association Jam & Kid Fiddle Contest, Hoover School, San Jose.

The Springhouse, Monica Pasqual, The Moss House, Oakland.

Pacific Grass & Electric, Them Traveling Birds, Thee Parkside, San Francisco.

The Stragglyrs, Los Gatos Farmer’s Market, Los Gatos.

Stadler Gibbons Band, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

Susie Glaze & The HiLonesome Band, New West, Repertory East Playhouse, Newhall.

Pacific Grass & Electric

Pacific Grass & Electric

MONDAY, November 3

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

The Alabama Bowties, Amnesia, San Francisco.

TUESDAY, Election Day

Vote, then go listen to music!

Slide Road, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Eric Burman & BanjerDan, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

Banjo Fiddle

Banjo Fiddle

Kathy Kallick Band Set For Mountain View Concert This Saturday November 1

Kathy Kallick

Kathy Kallick

Redwood Bluegrass Associates will present the Kathy Kallick Band this Saturday, November 1.

The show will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View.

The concert will begin at 7:30pm, and will be preceded by a 5:00pm open jam and by a simultaneous slow jam hosted (this month) by Richard Brandenburg.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this concert.