10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny Is After Work This Friday In San Carlos

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Pathetic Honey

Pathetic Honey

The 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny, organized by Scott Dailey and presented by the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company, is this Friday after work, from 4:00-11:00pm on December 12, 2014.

Admission is FREE, with craft beer and food available.

The gathering is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

An Open Jam will begin at 4:00pm.

Devil's Canyon Brewing Company, 935 Washington Street, San Carlos.

Devil's Canyon Brewing Company, 935 Washington Street, San Carlos.

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5:30 — Cryin’ Shame
6:30 — Stoney Mountain Ramblers
7:30 — Wires -n- Wood
8:00 — The California Swampgrass Band
9:00 — Pathetic Honey
10:00 — All Star Jam

The brewery and performance space is located in the original Tesla automobile research and development facility at 935 Washington Street, San Carlos.

NCBS Welcomes The 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny!

NCBS Welcomes The 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny!

Selections Announced For 2015 NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival In Redwood City On January 25

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the selections for the 8th Annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival, set for January 25, 2015 in Redwood City. The film festival is part of the FREE weekend-long Bluegrass On Broadway Festival.

This year’s films:

G2 — Mind Over Matter (David Elfgrin, Sweden)

A second generation Stockholm bluegrass band comes to the US.

At The Feed & Seed (April Janow & Dax Cuesta, (sic) Films, NC)

A small Southern town welcomes bluegrass music.

Mipso In Japan (Jon Kasbe, NC)

A young American bluegrass band visits Japan in this short film.

Do What You Love (Katarzyna Kochany, Ontario, Canada)

A musical video with an Arizona bluegrass band.

Banjo Romantika (Lee Bidgood & Shara Lange, East Tennessee State University, TN)

The story of bluegrass music in The Czech Republic.

The Cricket (Andrew Cartoun, Stoney Lonesome Productions, CT)

A short about recording acoustic music in the days of the wax cylinder.

Broadcast: A Man And His Dream (Jordan Nance, NC)

The story of WPAQ Radio in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

The film festival will be held at the Redwood City Main Library, Noon-5:00pm. Principal financial support for Bluegrass On Broadway and the film festival comes from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Redwood City Public Library, the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services, John Dabney, and other Redwood City-area businesses and organizations.

Volunteer To Help Plan The 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

ncbs-plain-logoNorthern California Bluegrass Society volunteers make the music happen in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay Area. There are exciting volunteer opportunities with a number of projects all year long, including the 22nd annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Is this your year to get involved and have some bluegrass volunteer fun?

The Society’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Committee will be filling these positions in early 2015: Volunteer Coordinator, Backstage Hospitality Chair, and Raffle Prize Chair. Talk to (Festival Director Eric Burman) bluemoonranch (at) msn (dot) com or any member of the GOF Committee to find out more information.

NCBS Volunteers make it all happen!

NCBS Volunteers make it all happen!

Brookdale Bluegrass Brings Naked Bootleggers, Rainy Day Ramblers, Blue Shoes, & Bluegrass Roundup To Costanoa

Rainy Escobar of the Rainy Day Ramblers

Rainy Escobar of the Rainy Day Ramblers

Brookdale Bluegrass will bring The Naked Bootleggers, The Rainy Day Ramblers, Blue Shoes, and Bluegrass Roundup among other bands to Costanoa Lodge & Campground near Pescadero on December 12-13.

The Costanoa Winterfest 2014 will feature jamming on an admission-free Friday evening and band performances and workshops on Saturday.

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Blue Shoes

Blue Shoes

Full Festival Schedule

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has welcomed all Brookdale Bluegrass events since 1998, dating back to the early days at the Brookdale Lodge in Boulder Creek. The twice-yearly (December & March) gathering has been held on the coast since 2013.

The Naked Bootleggers

The Naked Bootleggers

Include The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society In Your Year-End Tax Planning

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

You can include the Society in your 2014 year-end tax planning by making a donation by December 31, 2014. The Tax ID Number is 94-2907716.

Send donations to:

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

New Venue For Saturday, December 6 Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert

bglogoThe Saturday, December 6 Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert with Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley will be held at a new location in Los Altos that is a short distance from the regular RBA concert venue in Mountain View.

The NCBS welcomes the show, set for the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos, CA 94024Take Fremont Avenue west from the 85 Freeway to Grant Road, then south to the church.

The 7:00pm concert will begin a half-hour earlier than past shows. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the RBA jams will start at 4:30pm.

RBA Information

Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert 7:00pm, Saturday, December 6, 2014

Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert 7:00pm, Saturday, December 6, 2014

Scott Gates & Eric Antrim Added To Brookdale Costanoa Winterfest Line-Up

Scott Gates

Scott Gates

Scott Gates (of the The Salty Suites) and Eric Antrim (of the Knock On Wood Players) have been added to the line-up for the December 12-13 Costanoa Winterfest 2014 at Costanoa Lodge & Campground near Pescadero.

The festival is presented by Brookdale Bluegrass and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Admission-free Friday day and evening is reserved for jamming. Saturday will feature a full schedule of performances, with jamming to follow.

Onsite lodging and camping is available throughout the weekend.

Updated Performance Schedule

Eric Antrim

Eric Antrim

NCBS Welcomes 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny To Devil’s Canyon Brewery On December 12

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10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny

10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny, presented by Scott Dailey and the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company, on Friday afternoon and evening, December 12, 2014. The gathering will be held at the brewery in San Carlos, 4:00-11:00pm.

Devil's Canyon Brewing Company, 935 Washington Street, San Carlos.

Devil's Canyon Brewing Company, 935 Washington Street, San Carlos.

Performers will include: The California SwampGrass Band, Cryin’ Shame, The Wires-n-Wood Reunion, Pathetic Honey, & The Stoney Mountain Ramblers, with special guests and plenty of  jamming.

The beautiful new venue, located in the former Tesla automobile research and development facility, is a great place for music! The address is 935 Washington Street, San Carlos.

Food and craft beer will be available at the FREE Friday event.

Devil's Canyon Brewing Company