RBA To Present Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley In A Los Altos Concert On December 6

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome a Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert with Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley that is set for Saturday, December 6 at 7:00pm. (Doors open at 6:30pm — note new times.)

The concert will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos (about 10 minutes away from the usual RBA show location at the church in Mountain View).

Two jams will precede the show — a regular open jam and a special slow jam hosted by John Kornhauser. Both will begin at  4:30pm.

Dale Ann Bradley

Dale Ann Bradley

The concert and the jam are part of a monthly RBA concert series that will continue through May.

The December 6 concert will be held in Los Altos.

The December 6 concert will be held in Los Altos.

This season, RBA concerts will take place in various locations in Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Los Altos.

NCBS Now Collecting Donations For Spring 2015 Walker Creek Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is collecting donations to the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund. The fund accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships for deserving music camp students. A NCBS committee manages the fund.

Current donations will be used to assist students at the upcoming Spring 2015 camp near Petaluma. Ingrid Noyes (not NCBS) runs the camp. More camp information can be found at Walker Creek Music Camp.

Donations to the NCBS fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisers. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. (Note that donors who do not seek a tax deduction may make donations directly to the camp.)

Donations for the NCBS fund can be sent to:

Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society
PO Box 390846
Mountain View, CA 94039-0846

Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Brookdale Bluegrass Announces Performance Schedule For Costanoa Winterfest

Brookdale Bluegrass has announced the schedule for the December 12-13, 2014 Costanoa Winterfest. A variety of accomodations are available at the Costanoa Lodge and Campground, on the coast off Highway One, halfway between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz.

FRIDAY, December 12

brookdale-winter-bluegrass-final-poster-14Open Jams (free admission)

SATURDAY, December 13

11:00am — BanjerDan’s Banjo Workshop

Noon — Lunch Break

1:00pm — Rainy Day Ramblers

2:00 — Bluegrass Roundup

3:00 — Peg Leg Reza & Blue Shoes

4:00 — Dinner Break and Ukekele Jam With Peg Leg Reza

7:00 — Sugar By The Pound

8:00 — Brookdale Bluegrass Band

9:00 — The Naked Bootleggers

10:00 — Saturday Night Jamming

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has welcomed all Brookdale Bluegrass events since 1998.

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Six Week Reminder: 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Band Application Due December 31

bglogoSix Week Reminder: The 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Band Application is due on December 31, 2014.

California-based bands are eligible to play the festival’s main stage.

The deadline is strictly enforced. Late applications will be considered for the wait list only.

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NCBS Welcomes 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny To San Carlos On December 12

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10th Holiday Hootenanny

10th Holiday Hootenanny

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny to the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company in San Carlos on Friday, December 12, 2014.

The free event is organized by Scott Dailey of the Stoney Mountain Ramblers as part of the brewery’s monthly Beer Friday after-work gatherings.

Multiple bluegrass bands will perform. More details will be announced soon.

Isaac Cornelius To Head Kids On Stage Program At 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Isaac Cornelius on bass with the Wildcat Mountain Ramblers.

Isaac Cornelius on bass with the Wildcat Mountain Ramblers.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced that Isaac Cornelius of Los Gatos will head the Kids On Stage Program at the 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival. He will replace the late Regina Bartlett, who organized the popular program for the past 15 years.

Kids On Stage is open to all under-18 GOF attendees. The program does not teach children how to sing or play instruments, but organizes young musicians into performing groups that rehearse and appear on the festival’s main stage. It is one of the most popular sets at the August festival. The GOF program, started in 1995, is one of the oldest performing kids offerings in the nation.

Kids On Stage 2014 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Kids On Stage 2014 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Isaac is a veteran of KOS, and at age 17 will bring his experience as a performer to the project. The remaining longtime adult KOS crew is expected to return as well.

Isaac plans to study music therapy in college. He has volunteered as the assistant stage manager at the festival in past years and is a valuable GOF team member. In addition to participating in KOS, Isaac is a member of his family band, the Wildcat Mountain Ramblers.

He will announce his plans for 2015 as we get closer to the festival. He is available to talk to interested children and parents at (408) 402-1325.

Welcome Isaac!

Eric & Suzy Thompson Set For SF Contemporary Jewish Museum Performance

The CJM's historic entrance.

The CJM's historic entrance.

contemporary-jewish-museum-logoEric & 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 6:30pm performance is free with museum admission.

The show is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The CJM's modern cubes.

The CJM's modern cubes.

The Hellman exhibit will feature regular live bluegrass and related music throughout its two-year run.

NCBS Welcomes Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley To December 6 Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert In Los Altos

Steve Gulley & Dale Ann Bradley

Steve Gulley & Dale Ann Bradley

Redwood Bluegrass Associates will present Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley in a NCBS-welcomed concert on Saturday evening, December 6.

NEW: Doors will open at 6:30pm and the concert is set for 7:00pm.

NEW: This concert will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road in Los Altos.

NEW: A regular open jam and a special slow jam led by master-jammer John Kornhauser will begin at  4:30pm.

john-kornhauser-guitar-nameNEW: 2014-15 concerts will be held at several different south-Peninsula venues with varying start times, so be sure check the RBA Schedule for details each month before heading out to the show.

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