The CJM's historic entrance.
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 6:30pm performance is free with museum admission.
The show is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.
The CJM's modern cubes.
The Hellman exhibit will feature regular live bluegrass and related music throughout its two-year run.
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.
NEW: 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.
The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the nominees for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards. NCBS Members will soon receive their second round ballots in the mail. Congratulations!
1. Bluegrass Band
Alhambra Valley Band
Amber Cross Band
Bangers & Grass
Blue & Lonesome
Brookdale Bluegrass Band
California Swampgrass Band
Central Valley Boys
Cliff Compton & Mountain Top
One Button Suit
Poor Valley Band
Red Dog Ash
Sidesaddle & Co
Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players
Stoney Mountain Ramblers
Sugar By The Pound
True Life Troubadours
The Tuttles With A. J. Lee
Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood
2. Male Vocalist
Alex Muddy Smith
3. Female Vocalist
Amaya Rose Dempsey
A. J. Lee
Wendy Burch Steel
Jenny Lynn Williams
Cactus Bob Cole
Amaya Rose Dempsey
Ella Naiman Warde
Lee Anne Welch
Emily Nishi Howard
Meghan Leslie Rieser
The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 as part of the FREE 8th Annual NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City.
This winter’s Brookdale Bluegrass gathering, now known as Costanoa Wintergrass 2014, will be held Friday-Saturday, December 12-13 at Costanoa Lodge & Campground near Pesacadero.
The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this popular, long-running (since 1998) “cabin fever” bluegrass event.
The Saturday line-up has been announced: The Naked Bootleggers, Bluegrass Roundup, Sugar By The Pound, and the Rainy Day Ramblers, along with the host Brookdale Bluegrass Band.
Peg Leg Reza & Blue Shoes has just been added to the line-up, replacing Willie Tea Taylor.
Friday evening (free admission) will be devoted exclusively to bluegrass jamming. There will be a banjo workshop on Saturday morning.
A variety of lodging and camping options are available onsite.
The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes Sweden’s First Aid Kit and Oklahoma’s Samantha Crain to the Fox Theatre in Oakland on Thursday, November 13. The concert is presented by Another Planet Entertainment.
First Aid Kit
The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is programming bluegrass & old time music in connection with the ongoing Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman Exhibit.
Eric & Suzy Thompson will perform on Thursday, November 20. The show is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.
Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman
The 6:30pm performance is free with museum admission ($5 after 5:00pm).
The Hellman exhibit will feature regular live music about once a month through 2016.
Redwood Bluegrass Associates has announced its monthly wintertime concerts for 2014-15. All RBA concerts are welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.
DECEMBER: Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Los Altos. December 6, 2014, 7:00pm.
JANUARY: The Tuttles With A. J. Lee, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View. January 17, 2015, 7:30pm.
FEBRUARY: Keith Little and the Little Band, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View, February 7, 2015, 7:30pm.
The concert series runs through May.
This Saturday evening, November 8, Woodshed Music & Arts will bring San Francisco’s Front Country to St. James Church in San Jose. The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the concert.
The intimate venue is located at 1565 Lincoln Avenue, two blocks south of the nearest restaurants. Eat before you come.
This will be the final bluegrass show on the organization’s 2014 schedule. The series, which recently moved from Los Gatos to the Willow Glen neighborhood, presents a wide variety of folk and roots music styles.