Trio Melodious plays an original range of jazz, latin, classical, and popular musics The ensemble creates and interprets music of various genres and eras with a modern sensibility. They incorporate an eclectic musical blend with improvisational elements. Making up this versatile duo is Carl Atilano on guitar, Patrice Wallace on double bass, and a percussionist.
Old-style bluegrass, early country and western music favorites. For Jim and Louise, each song is a story to tell, and an audience will experience warm ballads, fiery tunes, and a whisper of sagebrush and trail dust.
The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers are a toe-tapping bluegrass band that play traditional, new grass, and pop tunes in a bluegrass style. Performences are lively and often include impromptu participation from audience members.
The Dooners (hailing from beautiful Bonny Doon, California) is a quartet playing Americana, Folk, Celtic and Motown on acoustic instruments with a love of all things rootsy. From Townes Van Zandt to Motown, this band features Dan Frechette, Laurel Thomsen, Rachel Anne Goodman and Steve Coulter.
Mostly Mandolin (Jay Bowyer) and acoustic Jazz Guitar (Ron Clegg), this seamless harmony of woody strings weaves a mesmerizing interplay of lines and chords on classic jazz tunes. Plus vocalist/percussionist Wendy Treat joins in on some Jazz, Folk, and her original tunes.
The Crooked Road Céilí Band is a stompin' Irish-American folk music group based in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California. We weave together lovely Irish folk and American roots melodies with Irish, American, and original songs. Featuring hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, guitar, bodhran and vocal harmonies, our music is uniquely groovin', fun, and fresh.
This show features covers from four local authors: Charise Olson, Katherine Hyde, Shelley Adina, and Sherry Kyle. Book covers are designed to tell just enough of a story through color, font and image inviting the reader to step inside. It is an art and science. The four authors participating in this show write a variety of genres in fiction and even non fiction.
Sunday, August 7
Meet the authors and talk Book Cover art as well as short readings from what's inside those covers.
Rick Ednie's Bluegrass Roundup performing contemporary bluegrass originals and bluegrass standards. Front-man and Bluegrass Roundup founder Rick Ednie (guitar) will be joined by members of the Sunday Night Special including Dave Kaufman (mandolin, banjo), Jeff Haynes (bass) and Mark Becker (guitar) performing some of their hardly strictly bluegrass material. It will be a fun and well "Rounded" evening of great music and fine picking.
The Alex Raymond Band is a Santa Cruz-based group of music students who share a strong passion for jazz. Driven by Raymond's lively piano style, the band delivers spirited renditions of their favorite tunes. Having rolled their own piano out to the streets of downtown Santa Cruz on many occasions, the Alex Raymond Band is dedicated to sharing their music with anyone who will listen.
Dance Around Molly is a trio from Santa Cruz, CA specializing in traditional Irish music. They play lively tunes (jigs, reels, polkas etc.) and perform songs in English and Irish (Gaelic).
Dance Around Molly features Galt Barber playing the fiddle and button Accordion, Janet Herman as vocals and on the tenor banjo, mandolin, and tin whistle, and Mike Long playing the guitar and mandolin.
Blue Summit is a Santa Cruz band, playing anything from traditional bluegrass to soul, pop music, and swing! With award winning band members, all of whom grew up together, we create a wonderful sound and environment perfect for dancing, listening, and singing along. We can't wait to see you at our next performance!
John Schroeder is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. He plays finger-style 6 and 12 string guitar and mixes elements of folk, blues, jazz and funk into a unique style of guitar playing and songwriting. Over his years of playing and performing he has toured the world as the lead guitarist for rock and roll icon Frankie Valli, jammed with the Steve Miller Band onstage and opened up for the indie duo Pomplamoose on their 2014 tour. He loves to connect with an audience and weaves personal stories and monologues between songs at his shows. This is his first time playing in Santa Cruz.
Sidetrack is an acoustic string band that mines the mother lode of mythic Americana and old time music, delving deeply into a primeval repertoire of long-forgotten songs. Added to these are a compendium of haunting originals.
Sidetrack is Page Brownton, band leader, composer, guitarist and lead singer; Paul Clarke on clawhammer banjo and Octave mandolin and Jessica Evans on bass and harmony vocals. They are often joined by Ella Nieman on Fiddle or Rick Stevens on resophonic slide guitar.
To hear a sampling of Sidetrack music, go here.
Charmas is a lively and entertaining Santa Cruz Celtic band featuring fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bohdran, bagpipe, and vocals. The Charmas Trio plan on bringing the same great energy to a smaller setting: Lulu Carpenter's!
The music of The Mojo Navigators are a unique blending of visionary psychedelic lyricism with the imagery and spirit of traditional Americana, country blues, gospel, and old-time Celtic roots music.
Trio Saudade an a swinging and grooving Brazilian jazz trio. They are Emily Intersimone on keyboard, Tennessee O'Hanlon on clarinet and Patrice Wallace on double bass. Trio Saudade plays a range of Brazilian music including choro and bossa nova, and includes an occasional foray into other types of Latin music.
Fiddlin Earl White has been a prominent figure in the Oldtime music and dance community for more than 40 years. He is one of "FEW" Black Americans playing and perpetuating the music that was once an important part of black culture and black communities across the US. He is an original and founding member of the famed Greengrass Cloggers, and received his first fiddle in 1975. Fiddlin Earl White' energetic, rhythmic, driving style is attributed to many years of dancing with the Greengrass Cloggers to the delights of Tommy Jarrell, the Highwoods Stringband, the Plank Road Stringband, and the Horseflies, to name a few. His fiddlin is as heartfelt as his dancing of earlier years. Fiddlin Earl White currently leads the Earl White Stringband. They are an Oldtime Stringband comprised of: Fiddlin Earl White (fiddle/vocals), Mark Olitsky (banjo), Adrienne Davis (guitar), and Joe "Bass" DeJarnette (bass).
The Santa Cruz Mountain String Trio strikes a balance between the energy of hard driving old time fiddle tunes and the nuance of early jazz string band music. Guitarist Jon "Mad Dog" Kienzle is equally at home finger picking country blues as he is holding down the "pompe" behind a Django Reinhardt composition. Todd Allen's mandolin playing, influenced by the west coast acoustic scene, brings a jazz sensibility to the sound of the trio. Fiddler Becky Hendricks is well versed in Appalachian old time fiddling styles and plays and sings jazz tunes with her own unique approach. Together, they play an eclectic mix of old time fiddle tunes, swing, blues and gypsy jazz music.
The True Life Troubadours are a traditional bluegrass band from the greater Bay Area featuring Victor Skidanenko on the Mandolin, Bob Smith on the Guitar, Margaret Green on the Fiddle, Dave Guarente on the Banjo, and Katya Polovina on the Bass. These veteran players combine excellent musicianship, great harmonies, and a love for the traditional sounds of Bluegrass Music.
Nick Grinder is a trombonist and composer based in New York City. Hailed by Slide Hampton as “an important future voice in jazz trombone” and “the best blend of saxophone-like technique with the expressive nuances of the trombone” by Alan Ferber
The Black Hats are a good old country western band playing original songs and putting a new twist on classic country hits. The band consists of Suzanne Wilde, lead vocals and guitar, Steve Nail, bass and vocals, Chris Rogers, guitar, mandolin and vocals, and Pat McCue on drums. At Lulu Carpenter's they'll be showcasing their acoustic chops with a high-energy alt-country style all-acoustic show.
Bluegrass Drive By is an all-star group of some of Santa Cruz's great professional bluegrass musicians having fun together. These are guys who have been in many bands for many years, making great music. The Bluegrass Drive By lineup this Saturday at Lulu's will include:
Legendary local banjo picker Dave (Mr. Banjo) Guarente on banjo. Dave's current projects include the traditional bluegrass band the True Life Troubadours, acoustic Bluegrass classic rock band “The Jedd Brothers“, the 1930’s style string band “Earthquake Country“, as well as the traditional bluegrass band “Carolina Special “ with longtime California bluegrass fixture Ed Neff.
Bob Smith on guitar. Bob is the guitar player for the Truelife Troubadors. His long career in bluegrass has included playing for Sweetwater, Sidesaddle & Co., Ron Spears and Within Tradition, his own band Roanoke, and legends such as Tony Rice and Darol Anger.
Suzanne Suwanda on bass. Suzanne is a veteran player who is the bassist for Carolina Special and has been with various other bands such as the Lampel Brothers, Ed Neff and friends, Rick Ednie's Bluegrass Roundup and a host of local bands.
A few other friends may stop by to join in the fun.