Thursday, May 14, 2015

(The New) Wicked Sisters: A New Chapter

(the new) Wicked Sisters

Hey there!

As you can see, there's been a few changes to the band.  Ken has stepped out, Kevin has stepped back for a bit, and Harry and Tami have stepped in!   Our friends, also known as Mrs. Joe,  bring a fun new energy, as well as fabulous musical talents AND two more harmony parts!!!  I am now playing a fun new instrument, a bass ukulele!!! and we are all taking turns on the percussion.   We are continuing to play many sista favorites in addition to songs Tami and Harry have brought to the band.  We are also adding lots of exciting new songs to our playlist.  We miss our old friends, but we are excited about this new chapter for our band, and we hope you are too!
Here are a few places we will be playin' this season...a few more may be added later

-Hotel Sutter "The Cellar", Sutter Creek   no charge
- Roaring Camp SaNight BBQ and evening on the River
- Reservations are required.  Call Kim at 296-4100 for more info.
- Bella Grace's 73 Main, Sutter Creek  6-9pm  cost:TBA
- Pickle Patch Wednesday Night Music and BBQ  5-8pm  
- A Union Gig... more info later
- Camp Out for Cancer  Fairgrounds in Plymouth  Times TBA

That's it for now!  Hope to see ya'll at one (or more!) of our gigs!  

Thursday, May 7, 2015

AmadorArts announces free Summer TGIF Concert Line-up

It has been a Summer tradition 17 years strong - going to outdoor concerts every Friday evening somewhere in Amador. “TGIF” was created by AmadorArts to be a community-oriented concert series, and that value remains true today, even though many other summer concerts have come on the scene. One of the most important facets of TGIF is that admission is free to all. The 10 consecutive weekly concerts, each at a different outdoor setting, provide a place for locals and visitors to unite around the family-friendly experience of music and picnicking enjoyed in a variety beautiful environments without the price of a ticket or pressure to buy anything.

For the past four years the number of attendees has grown dramatically. To pay the musicians and the other costs, the 33-year-old non-profit AmadorArts relies on sponsorships, such as the one this year from Jackson Rancheria Casino and Hotel; grants; and from individuals when the “buckets are passed” at each concert.  Here is the schedule of the AmadorArts 2015 TGIF Free Summer Music Series:

AmadorArts TGIF Schedule 2015

Free Friday Concerts 6:00 pm to dusk. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs

June 12  Slade Rivers Band at Detert Park, Jackson

June 19  After Dark at Minnie Provis Park, Sutter Creek

June 26  30 Years After at Mollie Joyce Park, Pioneer

July 10 Full Circle at Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth

July 17 Mister Pinstripe at Castle Oaks, Ione

July 31 Hot Dark at Volcano Amphitheater

August 7 Black Irish at Italian Picnic Grounds, Sutter Hill

August 14  Route 88 at Sierra Ridge Winery, Sutter Creek

August 21  Second Wind at Preston Castle, Ione

August 28  Groove Union at Terra d’Oro Winery, Plymouth Patron of the Arts Awards
Contact AmadorArts Executive Director Terra Forgette to find out more information at 209-267-9038 or by emailing

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys Live at Feist on Sunday, May 17

Blazing hot Michigan roots ensemble Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys are scheduled to play Feist Wines  in Amador City, Sunday, May 17 at 4 pm.  They are a band uncommonly attuned to each other, the product of near-constant touring and live shows made legend by their infectious, high-energy performances.
Performing live, the Flatbellys delight in swapping instruments back and forth. There’s a great sense of play and warmth in their music, the fantastically sarcastic “Criminal Style or the lovely housewarming song “House Together” prove this.  The bands camaraderie has no doubt been bolstered by long car rides while on tour.  Much of the power of this interplay comes from the impressive mastery each member shows over their instruments.

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys
Leading the group, Lindsay Lou has a remarkable voice. One part jazz singer, effortlessly transitioning octaves, one part blues, soaring over the band like a clarion call, and one part folk singer, rousing them all together in song. Mandolinist Joshua Rilko picks with a careful precision that turns surprising when he slams into speedy power chords, dobro player Mark Lavengood is remarkably deft at matching melody lines with quick responses, and bassist PJ George creates bass lines cleverly crafted to uphold the whole structure of the songs.
The instruments and the bedrock of the band may come from bluegrass, but the music that Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys present on their new album Ionia can best be described as Americana. This is music that’s caught between the pull of the past and the push of the beckoning future, ready to leap forward bursting with new ideas and youthful energy.
Feist has become a hot new venue for folk and Americana music with sold out shows like Mandolin Orange and Willie Watson.  What pairs better with wine than music?
Tickets are $15 and are available at the Feist tasting room or at

Monday, April 27, 2015

May and June at the Sutter Creek Theater

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Celebrating our 12th Season of cultural arts and quality entertainment!


This is the biggest May and June we've ever booked. We have some just flat out AWESOME acts coming in! Check out the video.


SAT 6/6 JOHN McCUTCHEON presents "Joe Hill's Last Will"     An inspiring musical one-man play
SAT 6/13 - Bex Marshall - AWESOME blues, gospel, rock vocalist, slide guitarist, violinist - a voice that's more than Janis Joplins, video up soon must hear to believe, all the way from London!   

FRIDAY 6/26 - Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass - just like it sounds, hardcore bluegrass from Nashville Tennessee!  video up soon!   
The Delta Wires are coming in May - hot blues with a full horn section, harmonica, gravelly vocals, hot guitar.
James Garner - Cash Tribute in May.
Southern Drawl - MUST check out their videos - Southern country rock with some Caribbean spice!

If you have problems ordering tickets online please call us at 916.425.0077 or email us at  

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We are updating document links for posters, hopefully will have them up soon. Constant contact changed their library/document process and it caused some link problems for us.

Heart & Soul" has unique handmade jewelry and other goodies, and is open 11-5 every day at 42 Main St in the theatre building, 209.256.9702    

You can buy tickets to our shows at  Heart & Soul!

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Taarka - Gypsy jazz and Americana   -  "A collision between Django Reinhardt and David Grisman" 
Saturday, April 25 - 8:00 pm
$16 adv / $18 day of show
TAARKA is a virtuosic ensemble of 5-string violin, mandolin, guitars, string bass, + vocals featuring high-energy performance & innovative, beautiful compositions and songs, weaving the sounds of old & new from world folk, celtic, bluegrass, jazz and classical with rock energy & master musicianship. Described by SF Weekly as a "collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman," Taarka is the new acoustic "supergroup" (Flagstaff Live) "presenting masterfully deep americana and gypsyjazz string band music!"

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Taarka "Wandering"

Taarka "The Moon Song"

TAARKA: Coyote Sitting in the Rain @Empty Sea Studios
TAARKA: Coyote Sitting in the Rain @Empty Sea Studios

Delta Wires -Hot-wired big band, harmonica and horns!  
Saturday, May 02 - 8:00 pm
$20 adv / $23 day of show
Delta Wires is a Big, high-energy, harmonica & horns blues band which started as a college anthology of blues project in Oakland, CA. 2008 FINALISTS in Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, out of 100 band representatives from blues societies all over the world. They were inducted into the California Blues Hall of Fame in December, 2012, and voted "Best Band" Oakland/East Bay byOakland Magazine and the East Bay Express. For years Delta Wires have shared billing with such blues luminaries as Van Morrison, Boz Skaggs, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson and many others. These elements culminate in this finely-honed presentation of rhythm and blues stylings as an art form. Take one talented Italian city kid with his harmonica, and his boyhood bass-playing buddy, raised in the Oakland/East Bay area - the heart of West Coast Blues - add a virtuoso guitarist and talented 3-piece horn section with Mississippi Delta and Chicago Big Band influences, all driven by a classic "fat back" drum pulse, to create this hybrid of urban sound. Anchor this explosive combination with years of heart, soul and sweat on stage and you've got a definitive representation of a generation of the Bay Area music scene.  your newsletter a valuable source of information and advice and you will successfully position yourself as an expert.

The DELTA WIRES name was derived from the image of a band with modern, "electric" instrumentation, playing a style of music born in the Mississippi "Delta". What began as a college project and anthology of blues music from the Mississippi Delta to the South Side of Chicago, inevitably evolved into a band which has become known for its originality, versatility, and crisp, tight, exciting sound.

"From jump rhythms to nasty, lowdown Windy City laments, DELTA WIRES electrifies the audience... This tight Bay Area troop, fronted by vocalist/harmonica genius/composer Ernie Pinata, melds Mississippi Delta tunes and Chicago-style arrangements with rock, soul, and swing sensitivity...It's terrific! This rockin' blues band is spectacular -- tight, topical, and torrid." - Lee Cooper, Ph.D. - Rock & Blues News

DELTA WIRES "How Many More Times?" at The Fenix in San Rafael, CA 1-10-2014

DELTA WIRES "T-Bone Shuffle" at The Fenix in San Rafael, CA 1-10-2014

James Garner's tribute to Johnny Cash
Saturday, May 09 - 8:00 pm
$20 adv / $23 day of show
One of our most popular shows that just gets better each time. Last time this show sold out, so don't wait!

James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of the legendary 'Man in Black' with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. Garner and his band faithfully recreate Cash's biggest hits and present historical accounts and personal anecdotes about America's most beloved singing storyteller in this not-to-be-missed musical event.  The show is a fun, toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring Johnny Cash's life and music, and the boom-chicka-boom sound of his longtime backing band, the Tennessee Three. 

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James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash
James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash

James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash
James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer - Americana folk-rock  
Saturday, May 16  - 8:00 pm
 $17 adv / $19 day of show
Their last album hit #1 for two months in 2014 on the EuroAmericana Chart. Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer's latest album, Maritime, captures a moment in time and place from their seaside home. Upon early release in Europe, Maritime charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months and ranked among the Best Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph, praising it for "...soulful songs, intuitive musicianship, and fine singing."   your newsletter a valuable source of information and advice and you will successfully position yourself as an expert.

Together, their exceptional vocal harmonies coupled with Fer's pioneering electric guitar work have become a vehicle to carry them around the world. The pair has honed their skills touring extensively throughout the US and Europe, sharing stages with fellow troubadours including Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Gregory Alan Isakov, Kelly Joe Phelps, Birds of Chicago and many others. Winning over audiences anywhere from Alaska to Amsterdam, McGraw and Fer are on the crest of a building wave with the US release of their new album, Maritime, on March 3rd, 2015.

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Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer - Serotiny (May Our Music) - Audiotree Live 
Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer - Serotiny (May Our Music) - Audiotree Live

"Cat Creek"- Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

Southern Drawl - Southern country rock with a little Caribbean spice!
Saturday, May 23  - 8:00 pm
$21 adv / $24 day of show 
Make Much like its derivative name, Southern Drawl Band is a melting pot of sound, attitude and entertainment. Defined in categories like Country, Southern Rock, Trop Rock, and Bluegrass, Southern Drawl Band attracts a range of listeners from a broad spectrum of music genre and extends no restrictions on a targeted audience. Their unique trait of extraordinary music and song writing, along with impressive entertainment style and unforgettable live performance is what sets this band apart from any other on the market. 

Southern Drawl Band was formed by lead vocalist and guitarist Mike Nash and drummer Larry Dunsmore in May of 2011. From there, other members Paul Wray (bass), David Crow (Lead Guitar) and J.D. Edge (Violin) have strategically been added to form the band they are today. Not only is Southern Drawl Band expanding their following regionally in the Southeast by way of touring, radio and television, but they are also receiving considerable attention throughout many other markets in the US. The band's music is recognized on a national level due to radio play by several renowned internet stations.

One of the most significant attributes of this band is the ability to play for their listeners such a diverse music genre. The members of Southern Drawl Band make every effort to play for their specific audience, whatever age or music preference that entails. As any one person among this growing fan base can confirm, the Southern Drawl Band is on a quick rise to already being a regional household name and are working hard to accomplish the objective of building success "one fan at a time" on a national level.

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More Time Drinkin' Beer-Southern Drawl Band
More Time Drinkin' Beer-Southern Drawl Band

"Against The Grain" Southern Drawl Band


"Gone With The Wind" - Southern Drawl Band


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SAT 6/6 JOHN McCUTCHEON presents "Joe Hill's Last Will"     An inspiring musical one-man play 

SAT 6/13 - Bex Marshall - AWESOME blues, gospel, rock vocalist, slide guitarist, violinist - a voice that's more than Janis Joplins, video up soon must hear to believe, all the way from London!     

FRIDAY 6/19 TOM RUSSELL - NEW CD RELEASE! Texas Country-Western, Tex-Mex, Cowboy, this is an awesome new CD! 

FRIDAY 6/26 - Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass - just like it sounds, hardcore bluegrass from Nashville Tennessee!  video up soon! 

SAT 6/27 - Steve Graves Band - Country, Roots, Americana, Blues  



Video of some of our upcoming AWESOME artists

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This is a related video for John McCutcheon's Joe Hill's Last Will,   
Ludlow Massacre
Ludlow Massacre


Bex Marshall - The House of Mercy
Bex Marshall - The House of Mercy


Tom Russell - Tonight we ride
Tom Russell - Tonight we ride

Tom Russell - The Rose of Roscrae EPK
Tom Russell - The Rose of Roscrae EPK

Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass
Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass

Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass - Thinkin About Drinkin'
Chris Henry and The Hardcore Grass - Thinkin About Drinkin'

The Steven Graves Band -
The Steven Graves Band - "Love is here"


Byron  and Laura Damiani
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main St. Sutter Creek CA

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Sacramento CA 95812

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