Friday, September 28, 2012

Christmas Cantata and Vocal Workshop offered in October

Hi everyone,

It's almost that time of the year again! Hope everyone is well and ready to sing once again! Our first meeting (singers only) will be October 24, Wednesday night at 7:15 pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Pioneer. The Cantata, back by popular demand, is "Night of the Father's Love" by Pepper Choplin. We will also perform at least 2 more pieces for an encore.

On Saturday, October 27 at 9:30 am-3 pm, Arlene White has arranged a voice clinician, Marion Marsh, to join us at Faith Lutheran for a voice/choral workshop. Cost is only $5. This is going to be exciting and fun and I hope we can all participate...and do tell your friends!

Looking forward to another fun and successful year, thanks again,


Steve Chambers
pschambers@volcano.net

Volunteers needed at Winefest - Sat Nov 10


Volunteers wanted!  Winefest is coming!  On Saturday, November 10 AmadorArts will once again present our 15th annual Winefest in Sutter Creek.

Residents of Amador County and beyond will enjoy over 20 different tasting venues as shopkeepers along Main Street open their doors to tasters and shoppers.

We need volunteers to join the fun by working check-in tables and silent auction assistance in the auditorium.  Work shifts are 3:30-5:00 PM and  6:30-8:00 PM.

Let us know if you can help or have any questions. Call Christie Lane at 209.267.1905 or email christielane@volcano.net.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sutter Creek Theater presents: Karling Abbeygate & The Atomic - Sun Sept 30


Karling Abbeygate & The Atomics 
Hot contemporary Rockabilly

KARLING ABBEYGATE has taken the classic old-time Country Western sound and blended it with today's sensibilities, and in the process created something quite new and utterly stunning.

Karling inspires an audience to have a grand old time. She’s traditional yet very different. She gets your toes tapping and your fingers snapping, and just watch as she charms the crowd with her often-hysterical stage banter! But despite all the fun, the real magic is in her unique and breathtaking voice. She’s a nightingale reaching into your soul and touching on those tender points, but she’s also a thunderstorm rocking the room, growling out sheer power and fire. No wonder she’s likened to Patsy Cline and Janis Joplin all in the same breath! She’s exhilarating, exciting, unforgettable, and truly talented. She sings original music and classic favorites by such artists as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and more.

Her debut album earned 3 Los Angeles Music Award: American Vocalist of the Year, Rockabilly Artist of the Year, and Rockabilly Album of the Year.


She’s a one-woman 1950s and 60s country music revival with a vocal style inspired by Cline, and a timbre like a higher-voiced Wanda Jackson.

Honored at the 16th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, winning: “Americana Vocalist Of The Year, Rockabilly Artist Of The Year, Rockabilly Album Of The Year.”

Karling Abbeygate original, “What Another Lovely Day” Nominated Americana Song Of The Year at the red-carpet Hollywood Music In Media Awards.

"Without fail, on every track Abbeygate's sexy, unassuming charm rubs up against her dreamy voice to effortlessly transport the listener to days long gone. It’s nothing if not ironic that it took a young lady of English descent to create one of the most authentic, American country albums of the year." 
HARP MAGAZINE 

“See that blur in the background? That’s all the fun people dancing!” 
Editor’s Pick Of The Month 
OXFORD AMERICAN 

“Here’s a surprising gem of an album of nostalgic sounding country tunes, only sung by a Silver Lake diva from the UK. Sounds odd, but it’s true, and this lass can sing her heart out.” 
MUSIC CONNECTION 

“Not since Bjork dropped the Sugar cubes have I heard a record so sweetly strange.” 
ALTERNATIVE PRESS 

“You better fall in love with sexy, Patsy Cline-sounding, old-school country sensation Karling Abbeygate right now!” 
BIZARRE MAGAZINE 

“Karling Abbeyate has taken the classic Country Western sound and blended it with today’s sensibilities, and in the process created something quite new and utterly stunning.” 
The late FRANKIE LAINE (Rawhide, High Noon) 

“Musician Karling Abbeygate and her band are a mesmerizing talent whose stage presence wraps up the listener in a tightly woven tapestry of nostalgia and fun. This charming British songstress has captivated the imagination of many an audience." STATESMAN JOURNAL

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mother Lode Friends of Music Presents: "Glories of Baroque Choral Music" - Sun Oct 21

Concert by the Mother Lode Friends of Music:  “Glories of Baroque Choral Music.” 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 3PM
Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek.

Works by Telemann, Buxtehude, Handel and Bach. Madeline Biddle Bersamina, soprano; Tania Mannion, alto; Jonathan Smucker, tenor; Paul Murray, bass-baritone; Davis Community Church Choir, Baroque ensemble, Henrik Jul Hansen, conductor.

Tickets: $20 adult, $10 children K-12.  Tickets at Mother Lode Music and Calaveras Arts Council, and at the door.  Go to www.mlfm.org or call 209-193-4227 for more information.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Over The Edge at Bella Grace - Fri Oct 5

Kicking off The Big Crush weekend on Friday October 5, 2012!

Over The Edge



Enjoy BellaGrace wines by the glass or bottle and the music of Over the Edge
Music starts at 6 PM.
Cover: $10.00 ~ Includes all you can eat pizza!
Bring your folding chairs and grab a prime spot early at
73 Main St. in Sutter Creek
More information:  209 267.8053

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

2012 Calaveras Artists Studio Tour is September 29 & 30

Calaveras Artists Open their Studios for the 7th year in a row for Public Viewing on September 29 & 30

Calaveras artists are excited to welcome you into their homes and studios from which you can see and purchase their creations.  Greet and talk 30 artists during the Calaveras Artists Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30.  The tour brings artists and art lovers together in relaxed and friendly environments where the various elements of art are shared and enjoyed.

Artists will be on hand from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days for questions and discussion as they “show their process” and reveal how, why and where they create their artwork.  Purchase original art or prints or unique gift items directly from the artist. The tour is self-guiding through the purchase of a $10 per person “Passport.”  The passport is pocket sized and includes a color photograph of a sample of each artist’s work.  The map inside the passport guides you to 11 different sites where artist work or display their art. You will travel through Calaveras County back roads and country neighborhoods in Arnold, Murphys, Angels Camp, Glencoe, Mokelumne Hill, and Mountain Ranch.

Spread your trip over both Saturday and Sunday for a leisurely journey through the dramatic fall landscape. Simply pack up family and friends and discover that Calaveras art is as delectable as its wine and gold rush towns.Each unique location will bring a satisfying experience that deepens our understanding of the importance of art in our culture.

Artists in this year’s tour include James Aarons, Ceramics; Sharon Baker, Watercolor, Pastel & Oil; James Bass, Ceramics; Kevin Brady, Mixed Media & Cartoonist; Ida Butler, Paintings and Painted Objects; Judie Cain, Oil; Vickie Chew, Acrylic, Oil, Charcoal; Ty Childress, Photography & Digital Art; Cate Culver, Watercolor, Acrylic & Mixed Media; Sarah Evans, Oil & Pastel; Libby Fife, Acrylic; Paget Fink, Acrylic & Mixed Media; Miles Fink, Acrylic; Carol Goff, Watercolor; Lynn Keever, Dichroic Glass Jewelry; Debra Lawlor, Functional Pottery; Ann Nancy Macomber, Watercolor; Donna McCormick, Oil & Watercolor; Ruth Morrow, Watercolor & Mixed Media; Cathi Newlin, Clay; Patty Payne, Oil & Mixed Media; Pamela Quyle, Ceramics & Jewelry; Marilyn Richards, Acrylic; Margaret Roberts, Watercolor & Oil; Maren Sampson, Watercolor; Skip Saterlee, Oil; Mark Taylor, Mixed Media & Printmaking; Andy Trinkle, Woodworking; Janet Trinkle, Botanical Art; Sonya Ziegler, Acrylic & Pastel.

Passports can be purchased during the tour at the studios or at Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main St., San Andreas.  For a list of additional passport outlets, visit www.calaverasarts.org.  For more information or to reserve Artists Studio Tour Passports, call (209) 754-1774.  END  Mary Jane Genochio: Executive DirectorConnie Strawbridge: Graphics/AdministrationCalaveras Arts CouncilPO Box 250 / 22 N Main StreetSan Andreas, CA  95249209-754-1774arts@goldrush.comwww.calaverasarts.org

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  • 'Two Grand I'm Yours' Fiona Joy Hawkins and Trysette! Sat Sept 22
  • Chamber Ribbon Cutting: Sutter Creek Art Gallery - Sept 22 & 23
  • Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra - Sun Sept 23
  • Drumming in the Heartbeat of Love & Compassion - Sat Sept 29
  • Experience the Story of Johnny Cash at Jackson Rancheria - Sat Nov 24
  • 2012 Calaveras Artists Studio Tour is September 29 & 30
  • Bluegrass for the Moke: Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands - Fri Oct 12
  • Library Event: "Gourd Ornament Workshop" - Sat Oct 6

Sutter Creek Theater Presents: 'Two Grand I'm Yours' Fiona Joy Hawkins and Trysette! - Sat Sept 22

Two of Australia’s finest contemporary solo artists have formed a partnership through a love of music and the ‘grand’ piano. Two Grand I’m Yours is the best of two musical worlds where genres collide, styles merge, notes fly and voices soar. A fusion of classical, folk and pop genres Trysette, the sensual enigma with the husky voice and Fiona Joy Hawkins, the elegant lady of ivory present their debut American tour.
“The performance enthralled the audience, left them speechless, the final number brought to a close a night of superb music." The Brisbane Jazz Club “It was brilliant." Glasshouse Port Macquarie Australia.
Trysette and Fiona Joy Hawkins decided to tour with the intention of playing only grands Having just completed their highly acclaimed Australian tour they are now brining Two Grand I’m Yours to America by public demand.

Two of Australia’s finest contemporary solo artists have formed a partnership through a love of music and the ‘grand’ piano. Two Grand I’m Yours is the best of two musical worlds where genres collide, styles merge, notes fly and voices soar. A fusion of classical, folk and pop genres Trysette, the sensual enigma with the husky voice and Fiona Joy Hawkins, the elegant lady of ivory present their debut American tour.
“The performance enthralled the audience, left them speechless, the final number brought to a close a night of superb music." The Brisbane Jazz Club “It was brilliant." Glasshouse Port Macquarie Australia. Trysette and Fiona Joy Hawkins decided to tour with the intention of playing only grands Having just completed their highly acclaimed Australian tour they are now brining Two Grand I’m Yours to America by public demand.     FIONA JOY HAWKINS, produced by Will Ackerman (founder of Windham Hill Records), is an ARIA Finalist in Australia and winner of the ZMR Lifestyle Music Awards for Album of the year, Fiona has over 43 awards across 9 countries and has worked with artists including T-Bone Wolk (Hall & Oates), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits), Jeff Haynes (Pat Methany) and Eugene Friesen (Paul Winter Consort) to name a few. “Always one of the brightest lights in the contemporary instrumental genre Fiona Joy Hawkins is poised to move into stardom” Will Ackerman (Founder Windham Hill Records). TRYSETTE, number four of nine children and a classically trained pianist turned singer songwriter grew up on the north coast of NSW Australia. Her voice is warm and a little husky with strength and depth. Though unique and distinctive, she is often likened by her fans to the voices of Taylor Swift, Jewel, Emmylou Harris and Sara McLachlan. A fusion of folk and pop, Trysette has attitude, is intuitively melodic and intelligently sensual. The lady has something to say. “Trysette captivates her audience into a pin drop silence with her ethereal vocals and piano” Bob Malone (John Fogerty) Touring internationally as a solo artist, Trysette has shared the stage with prestigous names including Bob Malone ,Toni Childs and Australia's own Deborah Conway and the Waifs. The new tour will celebrate the release of ‘Here on In’ and ‘Le Café Ancien’ as well as Fiona’s LIVE at the Q and Sensual Journeys on the Global Journey Label. Fiona Joy and Trysette are a match made in sexy, delicious, melodic heaven sprinkled with ivory - notes will dance around the room like bubbles of joy. WOW and WOW again. Feel the magic.


FIONA JOY HAWKINS, produced by Will Ackerman (founder of Windham Hill Records), is an ARIA Finalist in Australia and winner of the ZMR Lifestyle Music Awards for Album of the year, Fiona has over 43 awards across 9 countries and has worked with artists including T-Bone Wolk (Hall & Oates), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, Dire Straits), Jeff Haynes (Pat Methany) and Eugene Friesen (Paul Winter Consort) to name a few.
“Always one of the brightest lights in the contemporary instrumental genre Fiona Joy Hawkins is poised to move into stardom” Will Ackerman (Founder Windham Hill Records).
TRYSETTE, number four of nine children and a classically trained pianist turned singer songwriter grew up on the north coast of NSW Australia. Her voice is warm and a little husky with strength and depth. Though unique and distinctive, she is often likened by her fans to the voices of Taylor Swift, Jewel, Emmylou Harris and Sara McLachlan. A fusion of folk and pop, Trysette has attitude, is intuitively melodic and intelligently sensual. The lady has something to say.
“Trysette captivates her audience into a pin drop silence with her ethereal vocals and piano” Bob Malone (John Fogerty)
Touring internationally as a solo artist, Trysette has shared the stage with prestigous names including Bob Malone ,Toni Childs and Australia's own Deborah Conway and the Waifs. The new tour will celebrate the release of ‘Here on In’ and ‘Le Café Ancien’ as well as Fiona’s LIVE at the Q and Sensual Journeys on the Global Journey Label.
Fiona Joy and Trysette are a match made in sexy, delicious, melodic heaven sprinkled with ivory - notes will dance around the room like bubbles of joy. WOW and WOW again. Feel the magic.

Experience the Story of Johnny Cash at Jackson Rancheria - Sat Nov 24

Jackson, CA – Johnny Cash fans of all ages will enjoy Jimmie Ray’s Black Train, a Tribute to the Life and Legend of Johnny Cash, coming November 24 to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.

The show features Jimmie Ray as Johnny Cash and Cyndi Cantrell as June Carter, with their band Black Train, and starts at 7 p.m. in the Grand Oak Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now. Dreamcatcher’s Club members can get discount tickets for just $20 each, only at the Casino Cage. Nonmembers tickets are $40, available online and at the Casino Cage. All tickets are general admission. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets or attend the show.

 The show opens with Jimmie Ray’s original song, “Black Train” which moves the audience to a musical journey back in time. Something magical takes place when the first notes of “Folsom Prison Blues” are heard and Jimmie begins, “I hear the train a comin’…” or, Cyndi delivers a heart rending version of June singing “Take the ribbon from my hair…”Together, Jimmie and Cyndi kick into the always crowd pleasing “We got married in a fever....” The audience is taken back in time where they experience what they might have seen, felt or heard during an actual Johnny and June concert of the past. This show is filled with the ageless music of Johnny and June and so much more.



It is a musical journey from Johnny’s days in the Arkansas cotton fields up through and including the very last song he wrote and recorded, “Like the 309.” Other hits such as “Ring of Fire,” “Jackson,” and so many more performed during this show cover six decades of Johnny and June’s careers. For more on The Johnny Cash Show – The Man, the Music, the Memories, visit JohnnyCashCountry.com.

Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642. For more information, call 800-822-9466 or visit JacksonCasino.com. Located in the Sierra foothills town of Jackson, CA, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is owned by the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe. A sovereign government, the Rancheria is dedicated to developing projects that not only enhance the tribe’s ability to remain self-reliant, but also reflect a commitment to be a good neighbor

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chamber Ribbon Cutting: Sutter Creek Art Gallery - Sept 22 & 23

 

2012 Calaveras Artists Studio Tour is September 29 & 30

Calaveras Artists Open their Studios for the 7th year in a row for Public Viewing on September 29 & 30

Calaveras artists are excited to welcome you into their homes and studios from which you can see and purchase their creations.  Greet and talk 30 artists during the Calaveras Artists Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30.

The tour brings artists and art lovers together in relaxed and friendly environments where the various elements of art are shared and enjoyed. Artists will be on hand from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days for questions and discussion as they “show their process” and reveal how, why and where they create their artwork.

Purchase original art or prints or unique gift items directly from the artist. The tour is self-guiding through the purchase of a $10 per person “Passport.”  The passport is pocket sized and includes a color photograph of a sample of each artist’s work.  The map inside the passport guides you to 11 different sites where artist work or display their art. You will travel through Calaveras County back roads and country neighborhoods in Arnold, Murphys, Angels Camp, Glencoe, Mokelumne Hill, and Mountain Ranch. Spread your trip over both Saturday and Sunday for a leisurely journey through the dramatic fall landscape.

Simply pack up family and friends and discover that Calaveras art is as delectable as its wine and gold rush towns.Each unique location will bring a satisfying experience that deepens our understanding of the importance of art in our culture.

Artists in this year’s tour include James Aarons, Ceramics; Sharon Baker, Watercolor, Pastel & Oil; James Bass, Ceramics; Kevin Brady, Mixed Media & Cartoonist; Ida Butler, Paintings and Painted Objects; Judie Cain, Oil; Vickie Chew, Acrylic, Oil, Charcoal; Ty Childress, Photography & Digital Art; Cate Culver, Watercolor, Acrylic & Mixed Media; Sarah Evans, Oil & Pastel; Libby Fife, Acrylic; Paget Fink, Acrylic & Mixed Media; Miles Fink, Acrylic; Carol Goff, Watercolor; Lynn Keever, Dichroic Glass Jewelry; Debra Lawlor, Functional Pottery; Ann Nancy Macomber, Watercolor; Donna McCormick, Oil & Watercolor; Ruth Morrow, Watercolor & Mixed Media; Cathi Newlin, Clay; Patty Payne, Oil & Mixed Media; Pamela Quyle, Ceramics & Jewelry; Marilyn Richards, Acrylic; Margaret Roberts, Watercolor & Oil; Maren Sampson, Watercolor; Skip Saterlee, Oil; Mark Taylor, Mixed Media & Printmaking; Andy Trinkle, Woodworking; Janet Trinkle, Botanical Art; Sonya Ziegler, Acrylic & Pastel.

Passports can be purchased during the tour at the studios or at Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main St., San Andreas. For a list of additional passport outlets, visit www.calaverasarts.org.  For more information or to reserve Artists Studio Tour Passports, call (209) 754-1774.


Vase by Jim Bass
"Wild Vase" by Ruth Morrow (Acrylic)

Cate Culver pictured at her studio with vivid abstract paintings

Swallowtail - Photograph by Tyler Childress

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bluegrass for the Moke: Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands - Fri Oct 12


More Bluegrass for the Moke! Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands in Concert on Friday, October 12

On Friday, October 12, Grammy-nominated bluegrass musician Laurie Lewis and her band, The Right Hands, will perform in concert in Mokelumne Hill to benefit efforts to save the Mokelumne River. The concert will be held at the recently renovated historic Mokelumne Hill Town Hall on Main Street, starting at 7:30 p.m. 


“It’s great to have Laurie return to Calaveras and bring her entire band to play a second benefit for the Mokelumne,” said Foothill Conservancy Vice President and sound guy Pete Bell. “Everyone really enjoyed Laurie’s show here last year. She’s a wonderful musician and long-time river advocate, and the band is amazing. Last year we sold out Laurie’s concert, so we’re urging everyone to buy tickets early so they get a chance to hear these great musicians and help the river.”



Laurie Lewis has entertained audiences around the world since the early 1980s as a solo performer, in a duo with Right Hand Tom Rozum, and with her band. Laurie and Tom were nominated for a Grammy in 1995 for their album “The Oak and the Laurel.” In addition to that Grammy nomination, Lewis also performed on the Grammy-award winning, 1997 album “True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe,” and the Grammy-nominated Ralph Stanley & Friends’ release “Clinch Mountain Country.”

An exceptional fiddler known for her beautiful singing and rich songwriting, Laurie has twice been named “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association. IBMA executive director Dan Hays calls Laurie “one of the preeminent bluegrass and Americana artists of our time.” Acclaimed musician Sam Bush calls her “a great singer, terrific fiddle player, fine songwriter, and one very good band leader.” Tom brings fine tenor vocals to the group, along with expert licks on mandolin and mandola. His solo album, “Jubilee,” was released to critical acclaim in 1998. 

In Mokelumne Hill, Laurie and Tom will be joined by Chad Manning on fiddle, Patrick Sauber on banjo and vocals, and Sharon Gilchrist on string bass. Chad has won plaudits as the fiddler with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, and is a much-sought-after teacher and session player. Patrick is a formidable banjo player who has recorded and performed with many artists, including Doc Watson. He plays with unusual depth and technical expertise, enriched by an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional music forms. Texas-native Sharon has performed with a number of great artists, including the Peter Rowan-Tony Rice Quartet, Uncle Earl, and Darol Anger. While focusing on the bass in the Right Hands, she’s also an accomplished mandolin player. 

Tickets for the concert are on sale now. Tickets for adults are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. Tickets for children under 12 are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased from High Sierra Tickets, www.highsierratickets.com, or the Foothill Conservancy. Refreshments, including wine and beer, will be on sale at the event. 

Links to videos of Laurie and Tom and information about the Mokelumne River can be found on the Foothill Conservancy’s website,www.foothillconservancy.org   For more information, please contact Foothill Conservancy’s Randy Berg at 209-295-4900 orrandy@foothillconservancy.org. end

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Library Event: "Gourd Ornament Workshop" - Sat Oct 6



AMADOR COUNTY LIBRARY 
Event and News

Event:      Saturday October 6th     “Gourd Ornament Workshop” 

This is a fund raiser for the Amador County Library

Learn to make 4 gourd ornaments for any of the Holidays.

Cost:  $35 (tax deductible).  Make checks payable to:   The Friends of Amador County Library


Registration:  Now until October 5th at the library

Time:  from 10am to 4pm
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Where:  Agriculture Center  12200B Airport Road, Martell, CA


There will be a $10 fee for all materials needed that day, paid to the gourd artist for all 4 classes.  Please bring an apron and small brushes if you have them.



News:  The Amador County Library now has WiFi available during our open hours.

Amador County Library is located at 530 Sutter St. Jackson, CA 95642    phone  209-223-6400

Bella Grace: Herb Boxhorn & Klaudia Promessi - Fri Sept 14

Friday, enjoy and relax to the music of
HERB BOXHORN, vocals and guitar
and KLAUDIA PROMESSI, saxophone
FRIDAY, September 14th from 6 to 9 pm.
BELLA GRACE WINERY
Located on Main St., old Highway 49
Downtown Sutter Creek

Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra - Sun Sept 23


Come dance or listen to the smooth sounds of the 11-piece Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra.

The band will play tunes of the 1920’s and 30’s using original band instrumentation, vintage music arrangements of the era, and will feature vocalists Chrissy Sleigh, Eric Johnson, and others!

The Orchestra (SJO) has appeared this last year at Ironstone Vineyard’s Concours d’ Elegance,  the Dante Club in Sacramento, at ACRA’s New Years Eve party at Pokerville Hall, and made special appearance at the Berkeley City Club. The band is a regular favorite at Sacramento’s Dante Club, making at least an annual appearance by invitation.

There is only a $5 admission charge at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Amador Senior Center. Amador High School Band Boosters will have a wonderful dessert table for your enjoyment as well as complimentary coffee. The Senior Center has great parking and access! See you Sunday Sept 23 for a fun afternoon and set your calendars back to the 1920’s! Classic cars and authentic attire are welcome.

Visit Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra’s updated website at www.speakeazyjazz.com or call 295-4305 for more information.

Sunday,  Sept 23 – Sunday 2pm at the Amador Senior CenterNew York Ranch RdJackson


Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Paul McCandless & Antonio Calogero - Sat Sept 15


Grammy-winning jazz woodwind player Paul McCandless and captivating guitarist Antonio Calogero join forces for an evening of innovative world music.

A soaring, deeply moving lyricism marks Paul’s performances and compositions. During a distinguished career spanning three decades, his talents have been integral to the ensemble sound of two seminal world music bands, the Paul Winter Consort and the relentlessly innovative quartet, Oregon, in addition to collaborations with artists including Béla Fleck, tabla artist Sandip Burman, and The String Cheese Incident. Reflecting his grounding in both classical and jazz disciplines, Paul specializes in a wide range of reed instruments, including oboe, English horn, soprano saxophone, clarinet, and pennywhistle. His numerous honors include shared Grammy Awards for Best New Age Album for CDs with Paul Winter Consort and Best Pop Instrumental Album for his 1996 CD with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, and Grammy nominations for Best Instrumental Composition CD, Best Instrumental Arrangement CD, and Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.



Italy-born Antonio Calogero is a bright light in the new generation of acoustic guitarist/composers. Drawing on folk, jazz, classical, and international influences, the poetic sensibility of the Mediterranean is always present when this intense and captivating guitarist takes the stage.

Although he composes for both nylon and steel-string guitar, Antonio’s rigorous classical guitar training imbues his passionate performances with insight and precision. After relocating to the Bay Area in the mid-1990s, Antonio became a regularly featured performer on Brian Gore’s International Guitar Night tours, and formed the Antonio Calogero Ensemble with bassist Michael Manring and percussionist Brian Rice.


Paul McCandless & Antonio Calogero
World music and jazz guitar
Saturday, Sept 15, 8:00 pm
$18 adv / $20 day of show
Click Here to Order Tickets for this event





Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Amador County Concert Band: "Movies, Marches & More" - Sun Oct 14

The 50-member  Amador County Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding,  will present their next concert titled “Movies, Marches, & More” on Sunday, October 14 at 4PM. The concert will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. This is a free concert and refreshments will follow the music program!

Guest bassoonist Gail Buzzard will be a featured soloist on the program. Gail is well known throughout the Sacramento and Bay Area, and is principal bassoonist with the Mother Lode Friends of Music Orchestra. Miss Buzzard intends to perform “The Old Grumbly Bear”, a fun and short composition that showcases her talent and is arranged for solo bassoon with band accompaniment.

Other music featured on the program will include highlights from “Les Miserables”, selections from Borodin’s “Polovetzian Dances” (Strangers in Paradise), film score music from “Pirates of the Caribbean: at World’s End”  by Hans Zimmer, “Star Wars” and “E.T.” by John Williams,  Sousa’s “El Capitan March” and more.

The Amador County Concert Band proudly represented Northern California in June 2010, when it was selected to perform in Washington D.C. for the National Community Concert Band Sousa Festival, a salute to the legendary march king, John Philip Sousa. Under musical director Ernie Kapphahn, the band gained very high recognition for its performance and since the band’s return, has gained new members, some traveling from as far away as Sonora and Placerville.

This year the band has performed three regularly scheduled concerts in Amador County. The band also performed for the American Legion’s Memorial Day Service. On July 6, the band performed a special “American Salute” concert for Amador Arts Council held at Castle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Ione. They also traveled to Carmichael Park in June and participated in the  Carmichael Park Community Band Festival, where they represented Amador County very well.

Anyone interested in participating in the band may come to a Monday night rehearsal at 7pm at Amador High Band room, Sutter Creek, or may visit the band’s website at www.accband.org for information regarding membership, performances, etc.

Arrive at the October 14 concert a few minutes early for best seating; music begins promptly at 3pm!




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Drumming in the Heartbeat of Love & Compassion - Sat Sept 29

A playful Mind, Body, Spirit Experience Where We Meet in the Universal Beat with Barbara Borden
Saturday, September 29 at 10AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, Sutter Creek
www.trinitysuttercreek.org
Registration information: Early registration (by August 15) $40. After August 15, registration fee $50. Space is limited to the first 40 registrants. A light lunch will be provided. Drums will be available for all.
Please mail registration form to: Margaret Lewis, PO BOX 797, Pine Grove, CA 95665. Call (209) 712-6605 with questions.
Barbara Borden--drummer, percussionist, keeper of the beat---began drumming at age ten. Her musical expression is diverse: composer and recording artist (Beauty in the Beat, All Hearts Beating); performer - soloist and collaborator with other musicians and artists; educator - teaching community drum circles, workshops, clinics, retreats and private lessons. Borden is currently the subject of Emmy-award winning filmmaker, David L. Brown’s documentary-in-progress, Keeper of the Beat (kobmovie.com). With drumming and music as her ally, Borden continues to dedicate her life to keeping the beat of love, joy, compassion, understanding, and creativity alive and thriving.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Browsing is Free on Amador 1st Saturday Art Treks

The next Art Trek is October 6, so take an Art Trek Trip and discover what the 1st Saturday event has to offer. Nine galleries in Amador County and the north part of Calaveras will be participating in the FREE Trek. There might be an artist's reception, cookies and punch, wine and cheese, music, or simply staying open a little longer on this 1st Saturday evening.  You’ll always have fun seeing what kind of art these galleries have selected to exhibit for the month and meeting others, like artists and art lovers. Maps are available on each gallery.

These are the participating galleries and what some of them are featuring on October 6: 

Add Art  20 Main St., Jackson, CA 95642

Chaos Glassworks   21A Hanford St, Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Fine Eye Gallery 71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 From 1-4pm  A reception to meet artist-in-residence, Laura Mah. See her new “My Blue Period” cyanotypes, as well as the hand-tinted images of the Sierra Foothills for which she is so well known. By employing the magic of cyanotypes, May takes us on a journey into her past and our past, then back again to the present. www.fineeye.com 
Gallery 10   15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Hanford St. Gallery  291 Hanford St. (old Highway 49), Sutter Creek, CA 95685  A retrospective look at the life and art of  Amador County native son Robert Richards who passed away two years ago.  His unique view of the world and his influential association with such luminaries as Robert Arenson and Wayne Thiebaud can be clearly seen in Richards’ ceramic sculpture and paintings. www.hanfordstgallery.com

Little City Studio & Gallery  14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601.

Petroglyphe Gallery  8317 Main St.,  Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245  Come see a preview of the work of 11 artists, including Dale Laitinen, Diana Boyd, Mary Anderson, to name a few, who will be demonstrating at the 1st Anniversary Party on Oct. 13 called “Art on the Hill.” www.gallerypetroglyphe.com

Sutter Creek Gallery  35 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685  Featured will be the varied works of Duane LaMoureaux: watercolor originals and sculpture/constructions of mixed media.  An artist cooperative, representing 29 local artists, the Sutter Creek Gallery offers an eclectic collection of work First Saturday hours are 10 until 7 with refreshments offered by mid-afternoon.  It is a light-hearty place with friendly folk.

Valley View Interiors  48 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.


By Robert Richards at Hanford St. Gallery

By Laura Mah at Fine Eye  Gallery

Interior Petroglyphe Gallery

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Cindy Kalmenson - Sat Sept 8

Cindy Kalmenson is an original voice in Nashville weaving deep sentiments with honesty and humor. Inspired and influenced by her favorite artists: Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Neil Young, Joan Baez and Emmylou Harris, to name a few, Cindy has developed a unique and heart felt sound very much her own.
California girl leaves her native state for Nashville in '96 after a brief stint at being an actress in LA. In her 20's she taught bilingual second grade in Santa Cruz and Santa Monica as well as high school Spanish.


After 7 years teaching school she was ready to chase her dream. At age 35 with no more than a car load of stuff, Cindy moved to Nashville to concentrate solely on writing and singing. Within a year she came out with her debut CD, Let Me Out HEre. The title track was featured in the HBO comedy BIG LOVE in 2006 and the title track also won first place in the 2003 International SOngwriting contest. In 2002, she co-produced Witness, with grammy award winner, Jon Randal. The title track won first place at the prestigious Chris Austin songwriter's contest at MerleFest in 2002. In 2005 Cindy gave birth to her first and only child, Sara. Naturally things changed. Now almost 3 years later, she's back on the road, family in tow, celebrating the release of her 3rd independent release, I'm Not Leaving which is quite ironic since her house is currently on the market in Nashville.

Ray Magee, a pedal steel player who sings great harmony joins her for tonight.

Cindy has won numerous songwriting awards, including most recently: 1st place Winner Chris Austin song writing contest at Merlefest for “Witness”

1st place Winner of South Florida Folk Festival Song Contest for “The Damage Was Done”
1st place Winner for best Americana song for "Hobo Rock Star" by Just Plain Folks
1st place Winner for best song West Coast Songwriters Association for "Alabama Bliss"


Fiddletown Community Center: Fiddlers' Jam & Contest - Sat Sept 15

On behalf of the Fiddletown Community Center (FCC), I want to thank you for your consideration for a  donation to our annual fun-filled Fiddlers' Jam & Contest. This year commemorates the 61st Anniversary of this wonderful Mother Lode event, which attracts spectators from Amador County and Northern California. Therefore, it also contributes to tourism. Along with musicians of all ages, there will be the 10th Annual Horseshoe Tournament, tours of historic Gold Rush buildings (including the Chinese Chew Kee Store & Museum), food purveyors, wine tasting of award-winning Fiddletown AVA wines, local artists, unique crafts, and a raffle. There will be a separate raffle of a $400 gas grill. Your continued monetary donation is greatly appreciated. YOUR support keeps the community center open.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all-volunteer, philanthropic organization serving the residents of Fiddletown and surrounding areas. For numerous years the Fiddlers’ Jam & Contest has been our primary fundraiser. These funds help us with other events and are used to keep the FCC’s doors open for benevolent services by covering the cost of maintenance, ADA compliance, annual insurance and taxes. Currently, our hall’s roof is in need of insulation, which will greatly reduce utility bills and make the building usable year round. Through the personal time and professional talents donated by our great volunteers, your dollars will go much further to fulfilling this necessary improvement period.

The Fiddletown Community Center is an essential part of what makes Fiddletown a strong, connected community. Its services include a free public library; meetings addressing fire safety, animal evacuation, County health and safety services, and outreach programs; GED certification tutoring, Food Bank distribution, fundraisers, and affordable venue for weddings, anniversaries, and family reunions; a safe place for children waiting for drop off/pick up for school, the yearly Halloween party for children, and the Thanksgiving gathering open to the entire community.
In these difficult economic times, we are especially grateful for your support. Our grand celebration is Saturday, September 15th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is FREE. Please come on down with your entire family and fiddle around in Fiddletown. 

Please send donations to the address as listed below.

Sincerely,

Kim Combs
Donation  Coordinator
PO Box 236
Fiddletown, CA 95629
(209) 296-1119

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
IRS I.D. 94-2881873

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Guitar Lessons With Matt Nestor

Instructor Matt Nestor has played guitar for over 10 years with experience in a wide variety of styles from Blues, Funk, Rock, Metal and Acoustic.
Lessons are $20 for a ½ hour session at the ACRA Office, available in the afternoons.
Please call (209)223-6349 or email ktraverso@amadorgov.org for more information.
Also, check us out at www.facebook.com/goacra.