Laura Lind And Sara Rodenburg Set For A Day Of Bluegrass In St. Helena This Saturday

Sara Rodenburg

Sara Rodenburg

Laura Lind

Laura Lind

Individual performers Laura Lind and Sara Rodenburg are set to perform at Napa Valley’s A Day Of Bluegrass this Saturday in St. Helena.

The April 12, 10:00am-8:00pm show will also feature a full schedule of bluegrass bands at the Native Sons Of The Golden West Hall.

Full Performance Schedule

The second ADOB is presented by Napa Bluegrass and The Golden State Review. NCBS welcomes this event.


Two NCBS Scholarship Students Will Attend Music Camp This Coming Weekend

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Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma

Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced that two young students, 7 and 10 years old, have been awarded scholarships for this coming weekend’s Spring 2014 Walker Creek Music Camp near Petaluma.

The grants are made possible by generous donations to the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

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

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

Ingrid Noyes (not NCBS) runs the camp itself.  Information: Walker Creek Music Camp. The next scholarships will be awarded in September for the October 9-12 Fall Walker Creek Music Camp.

The Golden State Revue & Napa Bluegrass Set To Host April 12 “A Day Of Bluegrass” In St. Helena

A Day Of Bluegrass in St. Helena

A Day Of Bluegrass in St. Helena

The Golden State Revue, Napa Valley’s favorite bluegrass band, will welcome fans and act as hosts for Napa Valley’s only bluegrass festival, A Day Of Bluegrass, in St. Helena this Saturday, April 12. The NCBS-welcomed festival is a presentation of both the newly-organized Napa Bluegrass & the band.

Performing Bands: Ed Neff & Friends, David Thom & Vintage Grass With Don Rigsby, The Central Valley Boys, Pickle Creek, Wild Cat Rangers, Sara Rodenburg, and Laura Lind.

The event will take place at the Native Sons Of The Golden West Hall in St. Helena from 10:00am-8:00pm. There will be plenty of opportunities for jamming.

Advance Tickets are now on sale. The venue is located at 1313 Spring Street.

The Golden State Revue

The Golden State Revue

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Welcomes The Naked Bootleggers On Saturday, May 3

The bridge to the Duck Pond at San Lorenzo Park.

The bridge to the Duck Pond at San Lorenzo Park.

san-lorenzo-park-signThe Naked Bootleggers will perform at the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

The FREE concert in the park has been held the first Saturday of May since 1986 by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society. Joining the ‘Boots on the bill this year will be The Lampel Brothers With Jim Lewin, The Harmony Grits, and Bean Creek.

Bring a picnic and your family and friends! The afternoon of music starts at Noon at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, at 137 Dakota Avenue (near the Santa Cruz courthouse).

The Naked Bootleggers

The Naked Bootleggers

NCBS To Present 21st Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival In Tres Pinos August 7-10, 2014

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society will present the 21st Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister) on August 7-10, 2014.

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A Day Of Bluegrass Welcomes Pickle Creek To St. Helena On Saturday April 12

A Day Of Bluegrass

A Day Of Bluegrass

The Native Sons Of The Golden West Hall, St. Helena.

The Native Sons Of The Golden West Hall, St. Helena.

A Day Of Bluegrass welcomes Pickle Creek to the stage in St. Helena on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Napa Valley’s only bluegrass festival will be held at the Native Sons Of The Golden West Hall, 1313 Spring Street, 10:00am-8:00pm.

Full Festival Schedule

Tickets

The event is presented by Napa Bluegrass and The Golden State Revue and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Pickle Creek

Pickle Creek

The April 2014 Bluegrass Highlights For Northern California

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The Earth Bike Banjo Tour on the road to California

The Earth Bike Banjo Tour on the road to California

Will the month of April bring drought-parched Northern California some much-needed April Showers? We hope so, but in the meantime, we still have some much-needed April Bluegrass for you! Festivals are sprinkled throughout the month and there is a serious downpour of great concerts and other bluegrass entertainment raining down on our heads. (OK, we will stop now — get out and enjoy some bluegrass fun!)

There are many great shows all around the area besides the ones on this list — here are the highlights:

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1 — Melody Walker & Jacob Groupman, Powdersbears Log Cabin, Bear Valley.

Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman

Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman

1 — Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

atlasfront12 — Steep Ravine, Zodiacs, Petaluma.

2 – SUPERMULE, Front Country, Emily Yates, The New Parrish, Oakland.

3 — Small Town Therapy, Rob Reich Trio, The Lost Church, San Francisco.

3 — Laurie Lewis With Tom Rozum & Nina Gerber, Jason Eady, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

3 – Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood, Atlas Cafe, San Francisco.

good-old-days-2014-poster3 — David Grier, Lagunitas Taproom, Petaluma.

4 — PatchySanders, Freight & Salvage Stage At First Friday Art Walk, Oakland.

David Grier

David Grier

4 — Dakota Dave Hull, (House Concert) spalazzo (at) cruzio (dot) com, Santa Cruz.

4 — Hubert Davis & The Season Travelers Tribute Concert With The Grasscals, The Stone Fox, Nashville.

4-6 – Modesto Unplugged Music Festival, various venues, Modesto.

4, 5, 11, 12 — Live Musical Play — “A Tribute To Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” Paper Wing Theatre, Modesto. (NCBS-welcomed)

5 – Live Music Brunch With Elm Street, Main Street Coffee Roasting Company, Redwood City.

5 — David Grier, House Concert, Reno, NV.

5 — Uncle Ephus, Good Old Days, Pacific Grove.

5 — Yonder Mountain String Band, Fox Theater, Oakland.

5 — The Vivants, Local Honey Swing Band, Twin Oaks Tavern, Penngrove.

5 — Emmylou Harris, Warfield Theater, San Francisco.

Molly Tuttle

Molly Tuttle

"Oh Brother", The live musical play, through April 12.

"Oh Brother", The live musical play, through April 12.

5 — Houston Jones (acoustic show), (Rose Avenue House Concert) mark (at) roseavenue (dot) com, Piedmont.

5 — Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Festival, Citrus Fairgrounds, Cloverdale.

5 — John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Palms Playhouse, Winters.

spring-2014-sf-cba-events-poster5 — Uncle Ephus, American Burger, Monterey.

5 — PatchySanders, Fifth Street Farms, Berkeley.

6 – John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Molly Tuttle  & John Mailander, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Dark Hollow

Dark Hollow

6 – One Lane Ahead, The Lucky Horseshoe, San Francisco.

6 – Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum and Nina Gerber, Aromas Grange Hall, Aromas.

6 — Bluegrass Day, The Flower Fields, Carlsbad.

6 — PatchySanders, Papa Bear & Kendra McKinley, Hotel Utah, San Francisco.

7 — Front Country, Amnesia, San Francisco.

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

9 — Dark Hollow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

10 — Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Cheeseboard Collective, Berkeley.

10-13 — Roseanne Cash, SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco.

10-13 –- Old Settler’s Music Festival, April 10-13, Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion & Camp Ben McCulloch, Driftwood, TX.

Eddie DuCommun will perform at Don Quixiote's in Felton on Friday, April 11.

Eddie DuCommun

11 – The Naked Bootleggers, Snap Jackson and The Knock on Wood Players, Eddie DuCommun Band, Don Quixote’s, Felton. Note: Eddie DuCommun’s many friends are encouraged to attend this show.

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

11 — Red Dog Ash, Rock Ridge, West Side Theater, Newman.

11 — Sharon Gilchrist & Scott Law, Camp Cedar Glen, Julian.

11 — Arlo Guthrie, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.

11 — Jimbo Trout & the Fishpeople, Lagunitas Taproom, Petaluma.

11 — Banjo Fiddle, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC-Davis, Davis.

12 — Live Music Brunch With Savannah Blu, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

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

12 – A Day Of Bluegrass, Native Sons Of The Golden West Hall, St. Helena. (NCBS-welcomed)

12 — D’Lilah Monroe & The Tom Cats, The Lucky Horseshoe, San Francisco.

13 — Kathy Mattea, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

The Shook Twins

The Shook Twins

woodshed-music-arts-logo14 — Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

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

15 — The Abbott Family Band, Phil’s Fish market, Moss Landing.

16 — The Shook Twins, Steve Poltz, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

16 — Noel Paul Stookey, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

16 — Natural Drift, Hog Wild BBQ, Placerville.

16 — Taj Mahal, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

The Kentucky Twisters

The Kentucky Twisters

17 – Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

Laura Lind

Laura Lind

17 — The Shook Twins, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

17 – Si Kahn & Laura Lind, (Protect Bristol Bay House Concert) houseconcert (at) att (dot) net, Oakland.

18 – Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

18 — The Kentucky Twisters, The Plough and Stars, San Francisco.

19 — Canyon Johnson, Mountain Dojo, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

19 – Seabright Stringfest, Seabright Brewery, Santa Cruz.

19 — Houston & Jones, Woodshed Music & Arts, St. James Church, San Jose.

19 — Phoebe Hunt & Connor Forsyth, Henry Miller Library, Big Sur.

19 – Rick Sparks & Karen Roemmich, (Barn Concert) brookdalebluegrass (at) hotmail (dot) com, Bonny Doon.

19 – Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, Auburn.

san-gregorio-store20 — Montara Mountain Boys, San Bruno Mountain Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

21 — Windy Hill, Amnesia, San Francisco.

21-27 – CBA Spring Campout, Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, Turlock.

Le Bateau Irve

Le Bateau Irve

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

23 – Ray Bierl With Markie Sanders & Charlie Hancock, Le Bateau Irve, Berkeley.

23 — Greg Brown, Rio Theater, Santa Cruz.

23 — Scott Nygaard & Sharon Gilchrist, Annalivia, Studio 55 Marin, San Rafael.

23 — Erin English & Anna Cosper “The Good Folk Show,” The Ugly Mug, Soquel. (Part of Portland to San Luis Obispo Bike & Music Tour)

23 — High Country, Albany Taproom, Albany.

24 – Bangers & Grass (Jim Nunally, Chad Manning, Bill Evans, Tom Bekeny & Steve Pottier), Kensington Circus Pub, Kensington.

24, 25 & 26 – The String Cheese Incident, Fox Theater, Oakland.

24-27 – Merfefest, Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC.

Bangers & Grass

Bangers & Grass

25 — Canyon Johnson, Rooster’s Roadhouse, Alameda.

city-diner-san-jose-logo25 – The Skidanenko & Green Duet, City Diner, San Jose.

25-27 – DIO Fest, Camp Krem, Boulder Creek.

25-27 – Two Day Town, Del Valle Regional Park, Ohlone Wilderness, Livermore.

26 — Sidesaddle & Co, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Los Altos.

26 –  Vern Williams & Ray Park Tribute With Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick, Windy Hill, St. Cyprians, San Francisco.

26 – Jim Kweskin With Suzy Thompson, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

26 – The Skidanenko & Green Duet, Velo Rouge Cafe, San Francisco.

amnesia-day-signphils-fish-market-sign27 — Greg Brown, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

27 — Sarah Jarosz, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.

27 – Pig’s Foot String Band, Lilly Mac’s, Sunnyvale.

28 — The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.

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

29 — Sarah Jarosz, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.

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

A bit of obscure, but beloved, bluegrass history in Nashville.

A bit of obscure, but beloved, bluegrass history in Nashville.

30 — Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys, Irons Springs Pub, Fairfax.

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

— Special Event: Panel Discussion —

April 1 at The Chapel — Keeping The San Francisco Music Scene Alive, 8:00pm, with John Vanderslice, musician and owner, Tiny Telephone Studios; Jocelyn Kane, executive director, San Francisco Entertainment Commission; Guy Carson, former owner, Cafe Du Nord; Adam Theis, founder, Jazz Mafia; Jeremy Pollock, Legislative Aide, Supervisor John Avalos.

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Bluegrass Stars Set For St. Helena Performances On Saturday, April 12 At “A Day Of Bluegrass”

David Thom

David Thom

Don Rigsby

Don Rigsby---

Ed Neff , David Thom, Don Risby and Yoseff Tucker are among the bluegrass stars headed to A Day Of Bluegrass in St. Helena on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Ed Neff & Friends, David Thom & Vintage Grass With Don Rigsby, and Tucker’s The Central Valley Boys are just some of the bands that will make up a full day of bluegrass music.

Performance Schedule

Ticket Information

Yoseff Tucker

Yoseff Tucker

The second ADOB festival is presented by Napa Bluegrass & The Golden State Revue and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

It will run 10:00am to 8:00pm at the Native Sons Of The Golden West Hall, 1313 Spring Street near downtown St. Helena.

A Day Of Bluegrass is Napa Valley’s only bluegrass festival, held in the lovely and bluegrassy town of St. Helena. It is expected to become a annual event. Thanks for your support!

Ed Neff

Ed Neff