Saturday, January 14, 2017

1st Annual Burns Night at Sutter Creek Provisions - Wed Jan 25

1st Annual Burns Night at Provisions!
Born in Alloway, Scotland, on January 25, 1759, Robert Burns was the first of William and Agnes Burnes’ seven children. At the age of fifteen, he fell in love and shortly thereafter he wrote his first poem. As a young man, Burns pursued both love and poetry with uncommon zeal. He is also well known for the over three hundred songs he wrote which celebrate love, friendship, work, and drink with often hilarious and tender sympathy. Even today, he is often referred to as the National Bard of Scotland.
* Join us Wednesday, January 25th as we celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns.
* We'll share some pints and share our love of all things Scotland....and we'll add a bit of Ireland in for good measure!

* Put on your kilt (we've got ours ready to wear!) and come to Provisions for an epic evening with Imperial Pints of Belhaven Nitro Stout from Scotland and Murphy's Nitro Stout from Ireland...and you get to keep the glass!

* Sarah from Clan Shaw will be here with books to help you discover your clan history, Tom Widlund is creating a video playlist and Jon Campbell will read some Burns poetry from the Provisions stage!
See you here at 5pm...wear your kilt!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sutter Creek Theater updated schedule for January, adds slide guitar blues and Americana in February

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Celebrating our 15th Season of cultural arts and quality entertainment!



Sat Feb 11 - Kara Grainger and her band - Modern blues, roots, soul - sultry vocals, fiery slide guitar.

SAT Feb 25 - The Jones Gang - reincarnation of Houston Jones band - High Octane Americana
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The Ray Charles Project
Saturday January 14, 8 pm
$25 advamce / $28 day of show
An amazing group of talent! In tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging sextet of outstanding Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Ray's amazing songbook. They put on a great show last year.

Tony Lindsay has 11 GRAMMY AWARDS on his mantel after spending two decades as lead singer of Santana, and has recorded with such artists as Patti Austin, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and Steve Winwood. He moved from Albany, New York to San Jose in 1980, worked at Guitar Center, and joined the Danny Hull Quintet, which later adopted the name Spang-a-Lang. His friend Chester Thompson invited him to audition for Santana, and overnight he went from playing small clubs to huge amphitheaters.

Blues guitarist extraordinaire Chris Cain grew up in San Jose, studied music at San Jose City College, and over the next twenty years learned his way around clarinet, piano, bass guitar, and alto and tenor saxophone, not to mention developing fierce vocal chops. He's played with such greats as Albert King and Albert Collins, Johnny Otis and Junior Wells, Boz Scaggs and Willie Nelson, and recorded ten solo albums, including his latest, So Many Miles, which the Chicago Blues Guide calls "a delicious blend of blues laced with jazz and rock."
Glenn Walters sang lead for two sensational Bay Area bands, the Hoodoo Rhythm Devils and the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. The San Francisco Examiner called his voice "as warm, furry, and comforting as a mink coat. You just wanna wrap it around you." He has also previously toured and performed with the Doobie Brothers, Chuck Berry, Steely Dan, Savoy Brown, Uriah Heep, Johnny Winter, The Pointer Sisters and Sammy Hagar.

Bassist DeWayne Pate graduated from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, moved north, and has since worked with an array of top Bay Area talents including Huey Lewis and the News, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, and Robben Ford. He's also a columnist for Bassics Magazine, and his instructional video, The Art of Tapping, his been widely popular. Reviewer Andrew Gilbert called his album Melting Pot "an impressive array of grooves."
Deszon Claiborne is the dynamic drummer for Clockwork and the Tammy Hall Trio.

Rounding out this powerhouse performance is Dave Matthews on keyboards. Dave has worked with James Brown, Bonnie Rait, Idris Muhammad, George Benson, Nina Simone, and is the leader of the Manhattan Jazz Quintet.
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The Ray Charles  Project
The Ray Charles Project

Movie - Everything It Takes - Competing in the Iditarod 
SUNDAY Jan 15, 1:30 pm

Having made its world premiere in Palmer Alaska and featured in the Talkeetna Adventure Film Festival in Talkeetna Alaska, "Everything It Takes" is coming to the Sutter Creek Theatre. Film producer, director, writer, editor Jennifer Hawks follows Mary Helwig's journey to competie in  the grueling Iditarod dog sled race in this captivating documentary.
The Helwig winery will also be releasing a new red wine blended by winemaker and brother, Scott Helwig, IditaRed, in honor of Mary's first Iditarod race to go with this one hour documentary.


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Everything It Takes Official Trailer
Everything It Takes Official Trailer
Albert Cummings - Blues guitar pyrotechnics 
$24 advance / $27 day of show
"The blues is best served up live, with an enthusiastic audience and a killin' band, and that's exactly what guitarist Albert Cummings does[...]. Cummings effortlessly shifts from chimney subdued stylings to raucous roadhouse raunch to soaring yet stinging lead lines, driving his audience to frenzy in all the right places." - Guitar Edge Magazine
Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy. Taken with Albert's fire and passion bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton, of the band Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's rhythm section, volunteered to play on and produce his solo debut recording, 2003's self-released From the Heart. B.B. King dubbed Cummings "a great guitarist."

"A barrage of guitar pyrotechnics that calls to mind a grand mix of the styles of past masters like Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Hendrix." - Bluesprint Magazine
Cummings' soulful and explosive approach to blues and rock caught the attention of Blind Pig Records, which signed him to a multi-album deal.
Music Connection called his live album Feel So Good "one of the best live albums recorded in a long time" and Blurt added, "Cummings' first live album provides the perfect showcase for the fiery guitarist's axe-handling skills and enormous onstage charisma."

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House of Floyd -Music, video, lasers, fog, this show has it all!
Saturday, January 21, 8 pm
$24 adv / $27 day of show
The S.F. Bay Area's HOUSE OF FLOYD performs the music of Pink Floyd, and has gained a strong following for their unique ability to enthuse both the hard-core fans of the early adventurous Floyd and those who enjoy the songs and soundscapes that later brought them widespread appeal. They capture the essence of each of the various Pink Floyd eras from the formative Syd Barrett days, through the 70's and the final post-Waters era.

House of Floyd is a 7-piece band that includes 2 bookend multi-instrumentalists that double on saxophone, keyboards and guitar, and 2 excellent female background vocalists. House of Floyd has been performing in concert venues for over 11 years in the U.S. and abroad including a recent month long tour of India.

In the Pink Floyd tradition, a HOUSE OF FLOYD concert incorporates sound effects, screen projection, moving lights & state of the art laser show. The set lists on any given night might be from an actual Pink Floyd concert, or a custom HOUSE OF FLOYD mix. You may even see a giant inflatable pig!

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House of Floyd - Great Gig in the Sky
House of Floyd - Great Gig in the Sky


Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Electrifying Cajun, Zydeco, and more!
Saturday January 28, 8 pm  
$21 adv / $24 day of show
Tom Rigney, the fiery, electrifying violinist/composer, joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene to form Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a band that will tear the roof off of anyplace that has one and raise the spirits of everyone around. Rigney, after fifteen years at the helm of The Sundogs, has stepped out into the spotlight with a vengeance. Flambeau showcases his passionate, virtuoso fiddling, his commanding stage presence, his range, depth, and originality as a composer, and of course, those notorious red boots. His bandmates are veterans of the great bands of Charles Brown, Queen Ida, Roy Rogers, Clifton Chenier, and others, and together they generate enough heat and energy to ignite a dance floor or lift an audience to its feet.Make your newsletter a valuable source of information and advice and you will successfully position yourself as an expert.

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Tom Rigney and Flambeau - House of the Rising Sun
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                 COMING IN FEBRUARY 
SAT 2/4 8 pm The Unauthorized Rolling Stones - killer Stones cover band, back up vocals, horns, costumes and more!

SAT 2/11 8 pm Kara Grainger and band - Modern blues, roots, soul - sultry vocals and fiery slide guitar.

SUNDAY 2/12  7 pm Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - Grammy nominated - traditional and contemporary bluegrass, country, blues, rock

SAT 2/18 8 pm Nu-Blu - Newgrass, Americana

SAT 2/25 8 pm The Jones Gang - formerly Houston Jones, High Octane Americana

SAT 3/28 Tempest - Celtic rock -  Leif's annual Birthday Bash at the Sutter Creek Theatre

SAT 4/1 Davy Knowles and band - Rockin blues guitar


Video of some of our upcoming AWESOME artists

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The Unauthorized Rolling Stones

Kara Grainger 
Kara Grainger
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
The Jones Gang - Angel from Montgomery
The Jones Gang - Angel from Montgomery

Davy Knowles - Outside woman blues
Davy Knowles - Outside woman blues

Byron  and Laura Damiani
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Classical music concert features the works of Rheinberger and Ravel - Sun Jan 29

The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization of classical music performances, presents its first concert of the new year on Sunday, January 29, starting at 3 pm at the Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street in Sutter Creek. Admission is free.

Joseph Rheinberger, 1839-1901
The concert opens with the Nonet with four strings (violin, viola, cello and bass) and five winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn) of Joseph Rheinberger.  Rheinberger, born in the principality of Lichenstein in 1839, was a highly regarded and successful composer in his day.  The Nonet is a masterful creation of beautiful melodies with an exceptionally ingenious orchestration for the nine instruments. Performing the work are nine players who have been the foundation of Friends of Music concerts through the years:  concert violinist Corina Stoian, violist Ted Seitz, cellist Alice Williams, bassist Henry Gonzalez, flutist Sandra Betti, oboist Jane Buzzard, clarinetist Hank King, bassoonist Gail Buzzard and hornist Bill Minkel.

In the second half, duo pianists Diane Day and Ron Brickman perform the Andante and Variations of Robert Schumann, with its unique instrumentation of two pianos, two cellos and horn.  Joining the pianists are cellists Alice Williams and Heather Walkover and hornist Bill Minkel.

Maurice Ravel, 1875-1937
Concluding the program, pianists Day and Brickman perform the La Valse, the orchestral masterpiece of Maurice Ravel, in a dazzling transcription for two pianos by the composer himself.

Supported by the dues and donations of its membership, the Friends of Music offers this concert to the general public without admission charge.

For more information go to the Friends of Music’s website, or call (209) 283-4227.