Happy Thanksgiving from your friends in the Northern California Bluegrass Society!
The Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome Laurie Lewis to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6:30pm.
The live solo performance is free with museum admission ($5 after 5:00pm).
The concert is part of the ongoing CJM exhibit Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman, which documents the life of the bluegrass philanthropist and his founding of the world’s largest bluegrass festival.
The exhibit will run through September 2016 and will feature regular live music performances associated with the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
The exhibit also includes film of musical performances from the festival, so there is plenty of entertainment for bluegrass and roots music fans. Lawn chair seating is provided by the CJM.
The Brookdale Bluegrass Band (Bonny Doon) will host the Costanoa Winterfest 2014 presented by Brookdale Bluegrass on December 12-13.
BanjerDan (Atascadero) and Sugar By The Pound (Boulder Creek) will be among the performers on December 13.
Friday evening, December 12 is reserved for jamming.
The “cabin fever” wintertime gathering has been held at various venues since 1998 and is always welcomed by the NCBS.
Enjoy some bluegrass music with your turkey and your family! Here are the Thanksgiving Week shows for 2014. Join your NCBS friends and have some fun!
MONDAY, November 24
The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.
Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
Invitational Taco Jam, Baja Taqueria, Oakland.
TUESDAY, November 25
Slide Road, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
Roger Siminoff & BanjerDan, Last Stage West, Atascadero.
WEDNESDAY, Thanksgiving Eve
The Thompson Family, United Airlines Hub, Terminal 3, San Francisco International Airport, Millbrae (11:00am-2:00pm).
High Country, Albany Tap Room, Albany.
The Brothers Comatose, The T Sisters, The Chapel, San Francisco.
BanjerDan, Tognazzini’s Dockside Too, Morro Bay.
Howell Mountain Boys, Cadet Wine & Beer Bar, Napa.
Coffee Cat Invitational Jam With Leif Karlstrom, Steve Rosen, Gary Cunningham, Dan Mills, & Alex Mayers, The Coffee Cat, Scotts Valley.
Trails Ride Band, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
Brokedown In Bakersfield, Scott Law Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum. The Independent, San Francisco.
THURSDAY, Thanksgiving Day
(Football: San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks)
Blithdale Canyon, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma.
The Stragglyrs, Mission Pizza, Fremont.
The Roustabouts Bluegrass Band, Imbibe Wine and Spirits Merchant, Bakersfield.
Wolf Hamlin & The Front Porch Drifters, The Bootcuts Band, Tell River, The Chapel, San Francisco.
Alhambra Valley Band, Armando’s, Martinez.
Suzy & Eric Thompson, Mark Marcin & Paul Knight, Dance Palace Church, Point Reyes Station.
Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.
Sara Rodenburg, Grass Child, Silo’s, Napa.
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, November 28-30
Sonora Christmas Festival, Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Savannah Blu Live Music Brunch, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.
The Dim Lights, The Surf Spot, Pacifica.
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, T Sisters, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
Beargrass Creek, Mission Pizza, Fremont.
SUNDAY, November 30
Fruit Jar Pickers, Rough & Ready Grange Hall, Rough & Ready.
Glad To Be Here, Live Oak Farmer’s Market, Santa Cruz.
Live Music Brunch With The Rusty String Express, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.
Blithedale Canyon, Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio.
Strange On The Range, Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, NV.
The Bolos With Paul Knight, Station House Cafe, Point Reyes Station.
Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
The Alabama Bowties, Amnesia, San Francisco.
Invitational Taco Jam, Baja Taqueria, Oakland.
TUESDAY, December 2
BanjerDan & Dulcie Taylor, Last Stage West, Atascadero.
Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
Slide Road, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
Only a little time left for some festivals to help you end your year in the high bluegrass style. Enjoy!
28-30 – Sonora Christmas Festival, Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora.
12 — Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day, Worldwide.
12-13 – Brookdale Costanoa Winterfest 2014, Costanoa Lodge & Campground, Pescadero. (NCBS-welcomed)
December 30, 2014-January 4, 2014 – New Harmony New Year’s Camp, San Francisco Folk Music Club, Calistoga.
Two Week Reminder: Friday, December 5 is the due date for second round ballots from NCBS Members for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.
The awards will be presented at the 8th Annual NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in a January 24, 2015 ceremony in Redwood City.
The Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome the 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny to the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company in San Carlos.
The annual bluegrass & beer gathering will be held on Friday afternoon & evening, December 12, 2014.
The band line-up: Cryin’ Shame, Wires-n-Wood Reunion, California SwampGrass Band, Pathetic Honey, Stoney Mountain Ramblers, plus special guests and jamming.
This is a FREE event, with good food and, of course, excellent craft beer available.
Thanks to organizer Scott Dailey and to the Devil’s Canyon folks for a decade of great holiday bluegrass!
The November 20, 6:30pm show is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.
The ongoing Hellman exhibit (through 2016) will feature regular live music on the gallery stage. All shows are free with museum admission.