Bands Added To FREE December 16 Holiday Hootenanny in San Carlos

New bands have been added to the line-up for the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company Holiday Hootenanny in San Carlos on Friday, December 16.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this FREE annual gathering, which is organzed by Scott Dailey.

DECEMBER 16, 2016

5:00 — Wires & Wood Reunion

5:30 — Nate Jones & Sloe Sippers

6:45 — Mountain Men Collective

8:00 — Stoney Mountain Ramblers

9:15 — Pathetic Honey

10:30 — All-Star Accordion Jam

Doors open at 4:00pm and the hoot ends at 11:00pm.

Great beer and seven food trucks will keep you in food and drink for the evening.

Two Week Reminder: Second Round Ballots For Northern California Bluegrass Awards Due On December 17

Two Week Reminder: Second Round Ballots for the 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due from Northern California Bluegrass Society members on December 17, 2016.

Include NCBS & Local Bluegrass Music In Your Year-End Tax Planning For 2016

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a California not-for-profit corporation that is a qualified IRC Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Tax ID is 94-2907716.

Send checks to: NCBS/SCBS, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94309-0846

Your year-end tax planning can include a donation to support bluegrass music that is deductible as allowed by law.

NCBS Announces The Nominees For The 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards

The Northern Calfornia Bluegrass Society has announced the nominees for the 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards. The awards show will be held on January 28, 2017 as part of the weekend-long 10th Annual NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City.

1. Bluegrass Band

35 Years of Trouble

Bangers & Grass

Barwick & Siegfried

Bean Creek

Blue & Lonesome

Blue J’s

Bow Ties

Brookdale Bluegrass Band

Central Valley Boys

Cliff Compton & Mountain Top

Dark Hollow

Dim Lights

Earl Brothers

Extended Roots

Gayle Lynn & The Hired Hands

Glad To Be Here

Grasskickers

Heathen Hill

High Country

Kitchen Help

Mountain Drive

Naked Bootleggers

Pacific Drive

Old Belle

One Button Suit

Rambling Minors

Red Dog Ash

Sail Away Ladies

Shepherd Canyon Band

Sidesaddle & Co

Carolyn Sills Combo

Slide Road

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

Still Searchin’

Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Sugar By The Pound

True Life Troubadours

Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood

Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

Windy Hill

2. Male Vocalist

Luke Abbott

Eric Antrim

Jerry Barush

Bernie Bishop

Ryan Breen

Paul Bridges

Eric Burman

Larry Chung

John Cogdill

Cliff Compton

Glenn Dauphin

Rick Ednie

Bill Evans

David Field

Avram Frankel

Bob Garcia

DamDave Gillett

Gabriel Green

Pete Hicks

Rob Horgan

Snap Jackson

John Kornhauser

Jim Mintun

Billy Pitrone

Chuck Poling

Joe Readel

Bradley Richter

Tom Shewmake

Pete Siegfried

Victor Skidanenko

Chris Smith

Yoseff Tucker

Sullivan Tuttle

Henry Warde

Thomas Wille

Robert Zeien

3. Female Vocalist

Marilyn Barcellos

Kathy Barwick

Jess Beebe

Sarah Eblen

Kim Elking

Donna Federico

Patti Finney

Helen Foley

Dana Frankel

Renee Kavon

Daisy Kerr

Jennifer Kitchen

A. J. Lee

Melissa Lincoln

Deb Livermore

Crystal Maxey

Louise Mintun

Tonya Newstetter

Angela Personeni

Hailey Pexton

Gail Reese

Amy Sher

Gayle Lynn Schmidt

Tessa Schwartz

Carolyn Sills

Liz Smith

Wendy Burch Steel

Chris Stevenson aka Prairie Flower

Suzanne Suwanda

Ella Warde

Karen Wilhoyte

4. Guitar

Luke Abbott

Eric Antrim

Jerry Barush

Kathy Barwick

Bernie Bishop

Brian Burke

Eric Burman

Larry Chung

Dore Coller

Glenn Dauphin

Rick Ednie

Avram Frankel

John Gooding

Norm Green

Daisy Kerr

John Kornhauser

Alex Mayers

Rob Morris

Tonya Newstetter

Billy Pitrone

Gayle Lynn Schmidt

Victor Skidanenko

Bob Smith

Matthew Songmaker

David Thom

Yoseff Tucker

Sullivan Tuttle

Yvonne Walbroehl

Mike Wilhoyte

Thomas Wille

Robert Zeien

5. Mandolin

Kyle Abbott

Dale Barcellos

Tom Bekeny

Rachel Bennett

John Cogdill

Kim Elking

Bob Garcia

Josh Gooding

Kelvin Gregory

John Gwinner

Pete Hicks

Shane Kalbach

Hide Kawatsure

A. J. Lee

Wendy Molin

Ed Neff

Steve Pottier

Teo Quale

Bradley Richter

Tom Shewmake

Pete Siegfried

Victor Skidanenko

Ken Smith

Michael Tuttle

Butch Waller

Henry Warde

6. Banjo

Luke Abbott

Dale Barcellos

Jerry Baruch

Ryan Breen

Larry Chung

Jared Chaney

Paul Clarke

Larry Cohea

Robert Cornelius

Scott Dailey

Dave Guarente

Rob Horgan

Snap Jackson

Dave Magram

BanjerDan Mazer

Don Mackessy

Billy Moore

Tom Naiman

Jesse Personeni

Max Schwartz

Sonia Shell

Avram Siegel

Dixon Smith

Victor Skidanenko

7. Fiddle

Luke Abbott

Tom Bekeny

Cactus Bob Cole

John Croizat

Dennis English

Dana Frankel

Margaret Green

Deby Benton Grosjean

Pete Hicks

Shane Kalbach

Melissa Lincoln

Helen Lude

Ed Neff

Miles Quale

Niki Savage

Tessa Schwartz

Liz Smith

Matthew Songmaker

Elliott Stewart

Jack Tuttle

Ella Warde

Mark Wardenburg

Lee Anne Welch

8. Dobro

Leslie Abbott

Dale Barcellos

Kathy Barwick

Gary Anwyl

Tomas Enguidanos

Will Forte

Avram Frankel

Pam Nectar Gharibians

John Gwinner

Ti Lamb

Jim Mintun

Charlie Wallace

Steve Wiesner

9. Bass

Mike Baroni

Jess Beebe

Marilyn Brauer

Lisa Burns

Pat Campbell

Brian Clark

Isaac Cornelius

Gary Cunningham

Glenn Dauphin

Tom Drohan

Matt Dudman

Sarah Eblen

Vicki Frankel

Dave Gooding

Dan Hildebrandt

Jennifer Kitchen

Paul Knight

Bruce Lacey

Meghan Leslie

Deb Livermore

Jerry Logan

Bruce Maurier

Louise Mintun

Ron “Bear” Murray

Andrew Osborn

Angela Personeni

Max Schwartz

Chris Stevenson aka Prairie Flower

Suzanne Suwanda

Allegra Thompson

James Touzel

Karen Wilhoyte

The FREE festival is supported by a base grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

One Month Reminder: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Band Applications Due December 31st

One Month Reminder: Main Stage Band Applications for the 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are due on December 31, 2016.

2017 Good Old Fashioned Band Application

The Edgewood Mountain Boys Set For Freewheel Brewing Company On January 28

The Edgewood Mountan Boys will perform as part of the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 10th Annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival on Saturday evening, January 28, 2017 at the Freewheel Brewing Company.

The energetic “roaming hillbilly” band  is from Redwood City and has emerged as the Peninsula’s hottest new bluegrass band over the past year.

The weekend-long FREE festival will be held at various venues in Redwood City and is principally-financed by a grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

The Edgewood Mountain Boys

NCBS To Welcome The FREE Annual Holiday Hootenanny To The Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company December 16

The Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company will present the Holiday Hootenanny on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 4:00-11:00pm in San Carlos.

The FREE gathering is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

There will be great bluegrass music, great beer and great food.

Scott Dailey organizes the event.

NCBS-Welcomed Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series Continues In December

The Goat Hill Girls

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

The Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series at the top of Highway 17, 6 miles south of Los Gatos will continue in December.

Here are the first two shows for the month:

DECEMBER

1 — The Goat Hill Girls

8 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

Music will run 6:00-8:30pm in a program welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society and presented by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill, 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos 95033. Excellent food and drink will be served during the performance.