The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Welcomes Bean Creek Back To The Main Stage

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival welcomes Bean Creek (Santa Cruz) back to the main stage at Bolado Park on August 7-10, 2014. The festival is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The events gathers top California bands and dedicated jammers from around the state. A good time will be had by all!

The deadline for Discount Advance Tickets is July 22.

NCBS Members receive a deep discount by purchasing advance tickets. Non-Members receive a discount.

Bean Creek

Bean Creek

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Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Donations Now Accepted By NCBS

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is now accepting 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 Fall 2014 camp near Petaluma, set for October 9-12, 2014.

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.

Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma

Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma

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

Ingrid Noyes (not NCBS) runs the camp. Information about the camp: Walker Creek Music Camp.

Molly Tuttle & John Mailander Set For Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival July 19


Freemark Abbey Winery

Freemark Abbey Winery

Palo Alto’s Molly Tuttle & John Mailander are set to perform at the first annual Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival in St. Helena on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

The event is presented by Freemark Abbey Winery and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

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John Mailander & Molly Tuttle

John Mailander & Molly Tuttle

NCBS Announces Main Stage Performance Schedule For Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the Main Stage Performance Schedule for the August 7-10, 2014 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park, Tres Pinos.

FRIDAY, August 8

3:00pm — Rhythm Roundup

4:00 — Rainy Day Ramblers                                                  

5:00 — Abbott Brothers

6:00 — Jimmy Chickenpants

7:00 — Steep Ravine

8:00 — Red Dog Ash

9:00 — Sidesaddle & Co

SATURDAY, August 9

10:00am – Naked Bootleggers

11:00 – California Pearly Blue

Noon – Rogue River

1:00pm  – Workshops/Lunch-Break

2:00 —  Faux Renwah

3:00 – Grassfire

4:00 – Highway One

5:00 – Workshops/Dinner-Break

6:00 – Houston Jones

7:00 – Windy Hill

8:00 – Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band

9:00 – Bean Creek

SUNDAY, August 10

9:00am –  Amazing Dr Zarcon’s Breathing Machine

10:00 — 27strings (Gospel Plus)

11:00 – Courthouse Ramblers

Noon – Slide Road

12:45pm — Lunch Break

1:15  – Regina Bartlett Presents Kids On Stage

2:15 – Ventucky String Band

3:15 – Stoney Mountain Ramblers

4:15 – Brookdale Bluegrass Band

Festival ends at 5:00pm

The Faultliners To Perform At NCBS-Welcomed Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival July 19

bglogoThe Faultliners, a new project of well-known individual Bay Area bluegrass performers, will perform on Saturday, July 19, 2014 as part of the first annual Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival. The band will also back headliner Peter Rowan on the bill.

The new Napa Valley venture has been organized with the assistance of Paul Knight and will be welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Faultliners are: Jim Nunally (guitar), Sharon Gilchrist (mandolin), Blaine Sprouse (fiddle), Avram Siegel (banjo), and Paul Knight (bass).

The Faultliners

The Faultliners

Two Week Reminder: July 22 Is Cheap Ticket Deadline For 21st Annual Good Old Fashioned

Two Week Reminder: The cheap ticket deadline for the August 7-10 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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New Bluegrass Festival Set For Napa Valley On Saturday, July 19, Welcomed By NCBS

The First Annual Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival is welcomed by NCBS.

The First Annual Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival is welcomed by NCBS.

ncbs-plain-logoA new Napa Valley bluegrass festival has been set for Saturday, July 19, 2014 and will be welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Paul Knight is helping organize the first annual Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival at the Freemark Abbey Winery in St. Helena.

Bands include: Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, Molly Tuttle & John Mailander, The Faultliners (Sharon Gilchrist, Paul Knight, Jim Nunally, Avram Siegel, Blaine Sprouse), & Peter Rowan.

Food and drink from the historic Napa Valley winery is included in the ticket price. The festival will run Noon-6:00pm, with an open jam session to open the afternoon program.

The winery is located at 3022 St Helena Highway North, Saint Helena.


Volunteer At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 7-10 In Tres Pinos



DATES:  THURSDAY - SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 8, 9 & 10 2014

Volunteers are needed in all areas!  Volunteers will receive 1 day free admission and one night camping at the festival for each 4 hour shift worked. Some positions that are more strenuous may have fewer hours. Volunteers will also receive “one” free meal ticket that can be used at any time during the festival at backstage Hospitality.



Phone Home:___________________________Work:________________________________

Cell:  ____________________________Email:_____________________________________

Please mark all areas of interest and days available:

___Committee Chairman (many areas available)

___ Serve on a Committee

___ Computer work

___Volunteer recruitment

___Sponsorship Chairman

___ Load equipment into Van Wednesday, Aug 6th (morning-afternoon) San Jose

___ Unload equipment Mon. (morning –afternoon) Aug 11th in San Jose

___ Drive vehicle with equipment on Wednesday Aug 6th and Monday August 11

___ Set up and shade cloth Wed. August 6 and Thurs, Aug. 7 and Fri. Aug 9 & Take down Sunday Aug 10th

___ Back Stage fencing, Wed. afternoon and Thursday Morning Aug 6th & 7th and take down Sunday Aug 10th

___Unload supplies at the park Wed. Aft/Eve.  Aug. 6th

___ Electrical work setup Thurs. Aug 87h & Fri. Aug 8th & takedown Sun Aug 10th

___ Clean up Sunday August 10th and Monday August 11th

___ Facilities (backstage set up, signs etc.) Wed. Aug 6th, Thurs 7, Fri Aug 8th & Sun Aug10th

___Janitorial Duties (Wed.  through Sun. Aug  6th 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th)

___ Security Wed – Sunday, Aug 6th, 7th , 8th, 9th. 10th

___ Parking crew Thursday - Sunday Aug 7th 8th, 9th, 10th

___ Ticket sales at the Gate Thursday - Sunday Aug 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th

___ Children’s program, Friday -Sunday Aug 8th, 9th, 10th

___ T-shirt, membership, raffle & BOB booths Friday - Sunday Aug 8th, 9th, 10th

___ Band concession booth Fri - Sun. August 8th, 9th, 10th

___ Photography Friday - Sunday August 8th, 9th, 10th

___ Pickup supplies and ice Thursday – Sunday, Aug 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

___ Volunteer check in Booth Thursday, Friday and Sat. Aug. 7th and 8th, & 9th

____ Hospitality (Back stage food preparation) Fri.-Sunday Aug 8th, 9th & 10th

Which days can you help?

___Wednesday August 6th ___ Thursday August 7th___ Friday August 8th

___ Saturday August 9th___ Sunday August 10th___ Monday August 11th

Please return this form to: Elicia Burton

12749 Irwin Way, Boulder Creek, Ca 95006 ( EBFiddler (at) hotmail (dot) com 831-246-1910