The Courthouse Ramblers
March will be a busy bluegrass month all around Northern California. Here are the highlights — there are more great shows this month. It’s a good time to be an area bluegrass fan!
An Amazing Month: We have no less than a baker’s dozen nationally-touring acts making multiple concert appearances in Northern California this month, plus great festivals, some “Oh Brother” bluegrass musical theater, a Beatles bluegrass show — and, of course, all of our great Northern California talent on display!
We also welcome a new regular bluegrass venue: Zodiacs in Petaluma will have bluegrass on the first Wednesday night each month. Join your friends who are Northern California Bluegrass Society Members for some live music this month!
February 1-March 15 – Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit & Festival, R. Blitzer Gallery and other venues, Santa Cruz.
February 27-March 2 — Wintergrass, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bellevue, WA.
February 28-March 2 — Bluegrass On The Beach, Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Havasu City, AZ.
1 — Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Sebastopol Community Center, Sebastopol.
1 – Savannah Blu, The Best Lil’ Porkhouse, Corte Madera.
Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott
1 — Houston Jones, Armandos, Martinez.
2 — Blue & Lonesome, Bergamot Alley, Healdsburg.
2 — Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.
2 — Just Picked String Band, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.
2 — Tony Furtado, Don Quixote’s, Felton.
3 — Front Country, Amnesia, San Francisco.
3 — Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
4 — Andy Statman, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.
4 — Rita Hosking, (House Concert) birdhouseconcerts (at) yahoo (dot) com, Forrest Ranch.
4 — Old Slide Road, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
5 – Blue & Lonesome, Le Bateau Ivre 42nd Anniversary, Le Bateau Ivre, Berkeley.
5 — Vintage Grass, Zodiacs, Petaluma.
5 — Andy Statman, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
6 — Rita Hosking Trio, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
6 — Jim Nunally & Keith Little, First Street Cafe, Benicia.
6 — The Harmony Honeys, Miss Lonely Hearts, The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz.
7 — Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Oaksongs Concerts, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding.
7 — Austin Lounge Lizards, Roy Zimmerman, Don Quixote’s, Felton.
7 — The Claire Lynch Band, Mission Theatre, Rancho Cordillera Del Norte, Northridge.
7 & 8 — Jim Nunally, Keith Little & Peter Grant, Off Broadstreet Theater, Nevada City.
The Claire Lynch Band
7-9 – Brookdale Bluegrass and Old Timey Festival At Costanoa (and Pete Wernick Jam Camp March 4-7), Costanoa Lodge & Campground, Pescadero (NCBS-welcomed).
7-16 — South By Southwest, various venues, Austin, TX.
8 – Live Music Brunch With Steep Ravine, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.
8 – Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival, Sebastopol Community Center, Sebastopol.
8 — Windy Hill, Pacifica Performances, Mildred Owen Concert Hall, Pacifica.
8 — One Grass, Two Grass, Red Grass, Bluegrass, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.
8 — Austin Lounge Lizards, The Palms, Winters.
8 — Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, (House Concert) laurie (at) laurielewis (dot) com, Sacramento.
8 — Canyon Johnson, Mission Pizza, Fremont.
9 – Black-Eyed Susies, Vino Tabi Winery, Santa Cruz.
The Sam Chase
9 — Austin Lounge Lizards, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.
10 — The Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
11 — Carolina Special, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
11 — The Abbott Family, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
12 — The Claire Lynch Band, Hacienda Restaurant & Bar, Reno, NV.
Sidesaddle & Co
12 — Mr. Banjo & The Lonesome Wailers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
13 — Railroad Earth, Dead Winter Carpenters, The Fillmore, San Francisco.
13 — The Claire Lynch Band, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.
13 — The Beatles Britgrass Invasion, The Chapel, San Francisco.
14 — Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz.
14 — The Sam Chase, Slim’s, San Francisco.
The Deadly Gentlemen
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
14 — The Claire Lynch Band, Occidental Center For The Arts, Occidental.
14 — Railroad Earth, Rose’s Pawn Shop, The Fillmore, San Francisco.
15 — Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, Mountain View. (NCBS-welcomed)
15 — Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Bob Hope Theater, Stockton.
15 — Railroad Earth, The Deadly Gentlemen, The Fillmore, San Francisco.
15 — The Claire Lynch Band, (House Concert) spalazzo (at) cruzio (dot) com, Santa Cruz.
15 — Nell Robinson Trio, Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood, St. Cyprians, San Francisco.
15-16 — Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival, various venues, Temecula.
16 — Live Music Brunch With The Rusty String Express, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.
16 – The Claire Lynch Band, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
Scott Gates of The Salty Suites, Temecula Old Town Bluegrass Festival
17 — Windy Hill, Amnesia, San Francisco.
18 – Cabin Fever, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
18 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
19 – Sidesaddle & Co — Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
20 — Kathy Kallick Band, USS Potomac, jack London Square, Oakland.
21 – Little Black Train, The Woodshed, Los Gatos.
21 — Red Dog Ash, The Central Valley Boys, Westside Theatre, Newman.
21 — Southern Raised, New Covenant Community Church, Fresno.
21 – Dan Crary & Thunderation, Sutter Creek Theatre, Sutter Creek.
21 – Footprint, Mission Pizza, Fremont.
21 — The Gibson Brothers, Bankhead Theater, Livermore.
21 — Kathy Kallick Band, Mighty Fine Guitars, Lafayette.
21 — The Dim Lights, Jeanie & Chuck Poling’s Free Range Fridays, Velo Rouge Cafe, San Francisco.
Eric and Leigh Gibson
The Kathy Kallick Band
21, 22, 28, 29 — Live Musical Theater: “A Tribute To Oh Brother Where Art Thou?,” Paper Wing Theatre, Monterey. (NCBS-welcomed)
22 – The Sam Chase, McNear’s Mystic Theatre, Petaluma.
22 – Sherry Austin & Henhouse, The Woodshed, Los Gatos.
22 — Bluegrass Gospel Concert For St. Catherine’s Reach Out Food Pantry, Advent Lutheran Church, Morgan Hill.
22 – Southern Raised, North Modesto Church of God, Modesto.
22 — Kathy Kallick Band, Sunnyvale Theater, Sunnyvale.
22 — First-Ever Public Concert Of The Soggy Bottom Boys (Dan Tyminsky, Mike Compton, Barry Bales, Stuart Duncan, Ron Block), Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Distillery, Gatlinburg, TN.
22 — Dallas Dobro 60th Birthday Party, Royal Oaks, Watsonville.
23 — Little Black Train, Belmont Public Library, Belmont.
23 — Southern Raised, Camden Assembly of God, Campbell.
23 — Kathy Kallick Band, French Garden Restaurant Restaurant, Sebastopol.
24 — The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.
25 – Steve Baughman & Nina Gerber, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
25 — Southern Raised, First Baptist Church, Escalon.
26 — Loganville, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
26 — April Verch Band, Unity Chapel, Santa Maria.
27 — Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.
28 – Megan Lynch Chowning & Jim Nunally, (House Concert) johnhettinger (at) sbcglobal (dot) net, Folsom.
28 — The Sam Chase, McCoy Tyler Band, Don Quixote’s, Felton.
28 — The Dim Lights, Pacifica Moose Lodge, Pacifica.
28 — Jimbo Trout & The Fish People, Laguanitas Tap Room, Petaluma.
"Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" at the Paper Wing Theatre, Monterey.
29 — Megan Lynch Chowning & Jim Nunally, Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, Glenn & Butte Counties Court Appointed Special Advocates Benefit Dinner, Willows Memorial Hall, Willows.
29 — David Thom Band, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.
29 — Beargrass Creek, Mission Pizza, Fremont.
29-30 — Blue Water Music Festival, Sawdust Art Festival Grounds, Laguana Beach.
30 — April Verch Band, The Woodshed, Los Gatos.
30 – Carrie Rodriguez, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
31 — Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
Megan Lynch Chowning