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

Three Day Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Ballots Due Friday December 5

The Northern California Bluegrass Awards will be held on January 24, 2015 in Redwood City.

The Northern California Bluegrass Awards will be held on January 24, 2015 in Redwood City.

Three Day Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards second round ballots are due from NCBS Members this Friday, December 5.

One Month Reminder: December 31 Is Last Day To Apply To Play On The Main Stage At 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

One Month Reminder: December 31, 2014 is the last day for California-based bluegrass bands to apply to play on the main stage at the 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Band Application



The December 2014 Bluegrass Highlights For Northern California

Hot Rize

Hot Rize

carolyn-sills-santa-poster-14There will be plenty of live bluegrass (and beyond) music this month around Northern California. Come on out and enjoy some good times with your Northern California Bluegrass Society Friends! Here are the December Highlights:

DECEMBER

1 – Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

1 – The Alabama Bowties, Small Town Therapy, Amnesia, San Francisco.

Dale Ann Bradley

Dale Ann Bradley

1 – Invitational Taco Jam, Baja Taqueria, Oakland.

2 – BanjerDan & Dulcie Taylor, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

2 – Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor

2 – Slide Road, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

3 – Bruce Molsky, Arto & Antti Järvelä, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

3 — BanjerDan Lunchtime Show, Ristorante Casa Nostra, Ben Lomond.

shut-ins-ca-license-plate3 — Sidesaddle & Co, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

3 — The Shut-Ins — A Very Shut-In Xmas Benefit, 50 Mason Social House, San Francisco.

3 — Garrison Keillor, Wells Fargo Center For The Arts, Santa Rosa.

armandos-logo-white-background4 — Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

le-bateau-irve-logo4 — Judy Collins, City Winery, Napa.

4 — BanjerDan, Joe’s Bar, Boulder Creek.

4 — Garrison Keillor, Cascade Theatre, Redding.

Kendl Winter & Palmer Lee

Kendl Winter & Palmer Lee of The Lowest Pair

5 – Maverick: A Bluegrass Duo, Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica.

5 – Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley, (House Concert) folsomflash (at) yahoo (dot) com, Folsom.

Santa Cruz Mountain String Trio

Santa Cruz Mountain String Trio

5 — Maurice Tani & 77 El Deora, Armando’s, Martinez.

5 — Misner & Smith, Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma.

5 — The Lowest Pair, The Strum Shop, Roseville.

5 — Alison Steele & Cristy Aloysi, Front Porch of The Cremer House (Grand Opening), Felton.

leftover-salmon-posed-outside-name5 — Blue & Lonesome, Le Bateau Ivre, Berkeley.

6 – Santa Cruz Mountain String Trio, Vino Tabi Winery, Santa Cruz.

6 — Mountain Men Stringband, Divided Sky, South Lake Tahoe.

6 — The Mosey Boys, Sonoma Valley Regional Library, Sonoma.

6 — Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Los Altos. (NCBS-welcomed)

NCBS Welcomes The 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny

NCBS Welcomes The 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny

6 — Leftover Salmon, Amoeba Music (In-Store Performance), San Francisco.

6 – Mild Colonial Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

6 — Leftover Salmon, The Fillmore, San Francisco.

6 — Peter Feldman & The Very Lonesome Boys, Presidio Chapel, Santa Barbara.

6 — Banjo Fiddle, The Naked Lounge, Sacramento.

6 – Redwood Ramblers, Chloe Fuller, Cleophus Quealy Beer Company Grand Opening, San Leandro.

7 — Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.

7 – Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley, Trinity United Methodist Church, Chico.

7 — Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Little River Inn, Little River.

7 — Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association Holiday Potluck & Jam, Hoover School, San Jose.

8 – Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

8 — Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

8 – Toshio Hirano, Amnesia, San Francisco.

9 — Carolina Special, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

9 – Amaya Rose Dempsey, Merle Haggard, The Canyon, Agoura Hills.

9 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Tallman Hotel, Upper Lake.

9 — Hot Rize With Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, Grammy Museum, Los Angeles.

9, 10 & 11 – Richard Thompson, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley. (All shows sold out)

10 — Dark Hollow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes

Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes

Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan

10 – Vintage Grass, Zodiacs, Petaluma.

10 — Mr. Banjo & The Lonesome Wailers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

11 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

11 — Film: The Tao Of Bluegrass: A Portrait Of Peter Rowan, Personal Appearance: Peter Rowan, Down Home Music, El Cerrito. (Reservations) christine (at) south40films (dot) com are recommended, but not required. (Canceled due to bad weather.)

December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014

cheese-board-pizza-collective-front-reclaimed-parking11 — Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Cheese Board Pizza Collective, Berkeley.

11 — Sierra Mountain Band, Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne.

12 — Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day, Worldwide.

12 — Hot Rize With Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

NCBS Welcomes The 2014 Costanoa Winterfest.

NCBS Welcomes The 2014 Costanoa Winterfest

12 — Holiday HootenannyCryin’ Shame, Wires-n-Wood Reunion, California SwampGrass Band, Pathetic Honey, Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company, San Carlos. (NCBS-welcomed)

12 — Peter Rowan With Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Nina Gerber, Blaine Sprouse, Mike Witcher, and Jeff Keana’aina, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

12 — Sons Of Jefferson, Matthew Songmaker, Maltese Bar & Taproom, Chico.

12 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Boulevard Music, Culver City.

12 — The Shook Twins, The T Sisters, Leo’s Music Club, Oakland.

12 — Riverbend, Ludy’s BBQ, Woodland.

12 – Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.

12 — Hot Buttered Rum, Harlow’s, Sacramento.

12 — Barwick & Siegfried, Dave’s Cave, Auburn.

12-13 – Brookdale Costanoa Winterfest 2014, Costanoa Lodge & Campground, Pescadero. (NCBS-welcomed)

13 – Banana Slug String Band, Santa Claus, Mountain Feed & Farm Supply, Ben Lomond.

13 — High Country, Pacifica Performances, Mildred Owen Concert Hall, Pacifica.

13 — The Mosey Boys, Cotati Regional Library, Rohnert Park.

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

13 — Matthew Songmaker & Sami Jo, French Gulch Hotel, French Gulch.

13 — Banner Mountain Boys, Holbrooke Hotel, Grass Valley.

13 — Hot Rize With Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico.

13 — Banjo Fiddle, Berryessa Brewing Company, Winters.

13 — Bearcat Stringband With Special Guest Tonya Newstetter, Cato’s Ale House, Oakland.

13 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Del Mar Powerhouse, Del Mar.

13 — Sourdough’s Wild & Wooly Revue, The Palms Playhouse, Winters.

Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong

Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong

14 – Hot Rize With Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

winters-tavern-sign-music-slogan-logo14 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Country Cowboy Church, Sonora.

14 — Maverick: A Bluegrass Duo, Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica.

Riders In The Sky

Riders In The Sky

14 — Montara Mountain Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

14 – T Sisters, Music Near The Hearth, House Concert, Sunnyvale.

amnesia-sign-upper-window15 – Windy Hill, Amnesia, San Francisco.

15 — Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

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

16 — Riders In The Sky, City Winery, Napa.

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

nicks-cove-front-door-seaman-statue16 — Jimbo Trout, Nick’s Cove, Marshall.

sams-bbq-dancing-pig-logo17 — Sidesaddle & Co, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

17 — Carolyn Sills Combo, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

17 – Black Sunday Roadshow, The Cats, Los Gatos.

18 – Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

18 — Bangers & Grass, Kensington Circus Pub, Kensington.

18 — Santa Is Real With The Carolyn Sills Combo, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

19 — The Mountain Men, The Vivants, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

19 — David Thom Band, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

19 — Old Soles, Hotel Leger, Mokelumne Hill.

vino-tabi-chardonnay-label19 – Andy Fuhrman & Friends, Vino Tabi Winery, Santa Cruz.

San Gregorio General Store

San Gregorio General Store

20 — The Robinson Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

20 — True Life Troubadours, Cafe Frascati, San Jose.

20 — Skyline Special, Lulu Carpenter’s, Santa Cruz.

20 — Sourdough’s Wild & Wooly Revue, Sutter Creek Theatre, Sutter Creek.

20 — Ventucky String Band, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, Santa Barbara.

20 — Bean Creek, Old Schoolhouse, Hollister.

20-21 — KPFA Crafts Fair With Eric & Suzy Thompson & more, Craneway Pavillion, Richmond.

little-lous-bbq-logo21 — San Bruno Mountain Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

Phil's Fish Market

Phil's Fish Market

21 — Scarlette Larue’s Band, Little Lou’s BBQ, Campbell.

21 — Black Eyed Susies, Vino Tabi Winery, Santa Cruz.

22 — The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.

22 — Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

22 — Sarah Elizabeth Campbell Tribute Show, Mystery Monday, El Mercado, Austin, TX.

23 — BanjerDan & P. J. Robertson, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

23 — Slide Road, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

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

24 — BanjerDan Lunch Show, Tognazzini’s Dockside Too, Morro Bay.

David Grisman

David Grisman

Jordan Klein

Jordan Klein

25 – Merry Christmas!

26 — Jimbo Trout, Hopmonk Tavern, Novato.

26 – Andy Fuhrman & Friends, Vino Tabi Winery, Santa Cruz.

27 – David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

27 — John Henry Farm Band, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

27 – Alzheimer’s Association Benefit Dinner/Concert With BanjerDan, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

27 — Modesto Unplugged Music Federation Elegy 2014, Peer Recovery Art Project, Modesto.

28 — Fruit Jar Pickers, Rough & Ready Grange Hall, Rough & Ready.

29 — Jordan Klein Players, Amnesia, San Francisco.

29 — Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

30 — Leftover Crow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

High Country

High Country

30 — BanjerDan, Panga, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

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

December 30, 2014-January 4, 2014 – New Harmony New Year’s Camp, San Francisco Folk Music Club, Calistoga.

31 – High Country, Dix Bruce & Jim Nunally, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

31 — The Earl Brothers, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

31 – Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

31 — Dirty Cello, Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma.

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

BanjerDan Mazer

BanjerDan Mazer

NCBS To Welcome Holiday Hootenanny To San Carlos Friday December 12

California Swampgrass Band

California Swampgrass Band

NCBS Welcomes The 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny

NCBS Welcomes The 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny

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

Cryin’ Shame, Wires-n-Wood Reunion, California SwampGrass Band, Pathetic Honey, Stoney Mountain Ramblers, plus special guests and jamming, will provide the Friday afternoon and evening entertainment.

ncbs-plain-logoThe FREE gathering, presented by Scott Dailey and the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company, will offer good music, good friends, good food, and good beer.

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

RBA Presents A Los Altos Concert With Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley On December 6

Redwood Bluegrass Associates will present Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley in a Northern California Bluegrass Society-welcomed concert on Saturday, 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 Church1715 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.

Steve Gulley

Steve Gulley

One Week Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Ballots Due December 5

ncbs-plain-logoOne Week Reminder: Second Round Ballots from Northern California Bluegrass Society Members are due on Friday, December 5, 2014.

The 2015 NCBS Northern California Bluegrass Awards ceremony and concert will be held Saturday, January 24 in Redwood City. The event is part of the FREE Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, set for January 23-25, 2015.