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!

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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"


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Friday, April 24, 2015

Speakeasy Jazz Orchestra appears on Sunday, April 26

April 26 – Sunday 2pm at the Amador Senior Center, New York Ranch Rd, Jackson

Re-appearing at the Amador Senior Center  will be the Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra, a 10-piece dance band playing authentic arrangements from the 1920’s, 1930’s, and “1940’s”  - The “Great Gatsby Era” and “The Swing Era” -  using dance band instrumentation of six horns (saxophones, clarinets, trumpets, and trombone) and four rhythm (banjo, piano, bass, and drums).

The band will feature vocals from instrumentalists Chrissy Sleigh, Arlene White, and Eric Johnson.  Newest tunes added to the repertoire are “Give Me Five Minutes More”, “To Each His Own”, “You’re Driving Me Crazy”, “Tea for Two”, and “September in the Rain”. A “Sing-along with SJO” book is available (free) with the lyrics printed for some of the band’s tunes for the audience to sing along if they wish. This will be the last chance to see the band locally for a few months in 2015.

Consisting of mostly local musicians (Amador, Sacramento, and Placer Counties), the Orchestra (SJO) appeared last year in Murphys on September 27th at Ironstone Vineyard’s Concours d’ Elegance; it has been featured at the Dante Club in Sacramento (an annual special invitation), and made special appearance at the Berkeley City Club. The band also appeared in May at Hovey Winery in Murphys for a special wine release event and most recently performed for the City of Carmichael to kick off the start of the City’s summer music series concerts.

Speakeasy Jazz Orchestra
Bandleader and clarinetist/saxophonist Steve Chambers has appeared at the Avalon Ballroom on Catalina Island, Carnival Cruise Lines, Sacramento’s Jazz Jubilee, Gilroy’s Garlic Festival stages, and more. According to Steve, “….very few bands of this type are in existence today because of music trends and the economy….we are very fortunate to have dedicated followers and band members that want to preserve and make this music available for all to enjoy….it’s unique and also interesting that a lot of the tunes written 70-80 years ago have been adopted and/or re-arranged by current artists….we (SJO) just try our best to present the tunes in the original settings or styles…”.

There is a $5 admission charge at the door to help offset the use and expense of the Amador Senior Center. Cookies and coffee are provided for your enjoyment (or if you would like to bring a dessert to share, that would be most welcome as well!).

The Senior Center has easy parking and access…..look forward to a fun and relaxing afternoon enjoying music of the past…..set your calendars back to the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s! Classic cars and authentic attire are always welcome! Doors open at 1:30pm.

Visit Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra’s updated website at  HYPERLINK ""  for more information.

Rita Hosking Trio plays at Feist Wines on Saturday May 9

Saturday, May 9 at 7 pm The Rita Hosking trio are to play at Feist Wines in Amador City.  The trio consists of Hosking on vocals and guitar, her husband Sean Feder on dobro and banjo and Bill Dakin on upright bass.

Feist Wines is an intimate venue in the heart of California’s smallest incorporated town, Amador City.  The acoustics are good, the wines win best of class medals and the hospitality is gracious.  "The more musicians that come through the door, the more shows we want to book." says Susan Feist of their recent sold out shows.

Hosking’s music is worth seeking out. “In scorching form” (UK Telegraph), Northern California’s own Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, demolition derbies, the working class and hope.  It is a clear fit for the Feists who hail from Berkeley and moved to Amador County to raise their children eleven years ago.
Rita Hosking
Rita’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience. "This California girl comes by her mountain-music sensibility with true authenticity, with original songs deeply rooted in her family's frontier experience." (Dan Ruby, Rita’s fans call her “the real deal.”

A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, Rita grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice. Come Sunrise, Rita's 2009 record, won "Best Country Album Vox Pop" in the 2010 Independent Music Awards.

Rita's latest release, Little Boat, has been listed as one of the “Top 10 Country Albums” by the UK Telegraph. 

With only 60 seats the Feist's tasting room fills up fast.  Tickets are available at or at the tasting room.  ($15 advance, $20 door)
14173 Old Highway 49 Amador City, CA 95601