Upcoming Live Events

Ticket outlets include:
Gualala: Four-Eyed Frog Books and The Sea Trader
Point Arena: Arena Market and The Pier Chowder House and Tap Room
Mendocino: Twist

Legends of the Celtic Harp

Three of the premier Celtic harpers in the world take you deep into the myths, magic and fabled history of this most captivating instrument.

"Legends of the Celtic Harp is a blend of music and oratory, falling somewhere between concert and theater, it spans nearly the range of human feeling; from humor to tragedy, tenderness to rage, reality to mysticism, and more besides. The effects are powerful and exhilarating."

Instrumentation
Patrick Ball - Celtic harp, Spoken Word,
Lisa Lynne - Celtic harp, Irish Bouzouki, and Mandolin.
Aryeh Frankfurter - Celtic harp, Cittern, Nyckelharpa

Patrick Ball is "an American master of the Irish instrument, a modern day bard." (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE)

"Lisa Lynne's music is quite possibly the most beautiful music you have ever heard" (WINDHAM HILL RECORDS)

"Aryeh Frankfurter is amazing" (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE)

Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have sold well over a half million copies internationally, winning national awards in both the music and spoken word categories. Patricks critically acclaimed concerts and solo theatrical productions have toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and the UK, and have been awarded grants bythe California Arts Council and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association. His passion for the oral tradition of Irish storytelling and his love of the wire-strung Celtic harp have made Patrick Ball one of the most beloved performers in Folk music today www.patrickball.com

Lisa Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic Harp. She is widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hiill/Sony music labels that have repeatedly placed in the Top 10 & Top 20 on the Billboard New age music charts. Lisa tours year round performing at large US festivals and performing art centers. Her work in Therapeutic music has gained recognition from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Wall Street Journal. Lisa's music is heard throughout the award winning PBS special "Alone in the Wilderness," amongst many other soundtracks for commercial television and independent films. www.LisaLynne.com

Aryeh Frankfurter is also a renowned Celtic harper and world traveling multi-instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic Music. He began with Classical violin at the age of three, his early studies and successes led him to explore various ethnic and international musical genres. Aryeh taught himself to play a variety of instruments bowed and plucked and most recently the rarely seen Swedish Nyckelharpa. His uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp repertoire, his numerous critically and commercially successful albums have earned him credit as a musician, recording and performance artist of extraordinary talents and abilities. www.Lionharp.com

Visit their web site at http://www.legendsofthecelticharp.com/

Legends

Legends

Showtime:
Saturday, February 6
Start time: 7:30 p.m.
Doors open: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets:
$20 General Admission

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Afrofunk Experience

Presents
"A Funky Love Party"
Also featured
Cover Crop and DJ DLT

Chunky rhythms mixed with tasty funk-to-metal guitar grooves and blazing horns create the deep soul sound of the Afrofunk Experience.

Local rock band Cover Crop will open the evening and DJ DLT will entertain with his selection of hot dance rhythms.

Afrofunk Experience is a Funk music powerhouse that tours the West Coast of the United States delivering home grown AFROFUNK, AFROBEAT, REGGAE, AND ORIGINAL BAY AREA FUNK. The ensemble's well-balanced instrumentation of dual guitars, bass, drums, percussion, trumpet, and saxophone ensures a wide dynamic range.

With Sila Mutungi they comprised the award-winning group Sila and the Afrofunk Experience until 2010, providing songs and grooves that earned them the title "The Bay Area's Dance Kings", as well as the NAACP Image Award's Outstanding World Music Album for "Black President" and the SF Weekly Music Award's Best International Act.

Guitarist/Singer David James (Spearhead, The Coup, Beth Custer) brings his sinewy style to counter the funk-metal stylings of lead guitarist Ken House (H.P. Riot). The precise funk-rock drumming of Paul Oliphant (Afrolicious, Will Magid Trio) with Wendell Rand's (Afrolicious, Tracorum, Youssoupha Sidibe) muscular dance grooves keep the band tight, while saxophonist David Boyce (Broun Fellinis, The Supplicants) and trombonist Alan Williams (Manicato, Katdelic) wail, their horns producing a sound that encompasses outward-bound jazz, classic reggae, afrobeat and R&B. Percussionist B. Lee contributes his beats to the mix, and on top of all this, recent addition Sandy House adds her sultry voice and powerful stage presence. http://www.afrofunkexperience.com/

DJ DLT is a Vinyl & Serato DJ, who loves to mix modern Hip Hop/House beats with Old School Funk, Soul, R&B, Disco, Classic Rock, Reggae, and Latin tracks.

Influenced early in life by the incredible sounds of Pink Floyd, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and Stevie Wonder he transitioned into the 1980s with an equal love for Punk, Metal, Hard Rock (Slayer, D.R.I., Iron Maiden) and Electro-Funk (Afrika Bambaataa, Egyptian Lover, Zapp & Roger), then becoming fully involved in the House Music scene in the 1990s.

"I am motivated by the energy of a crowded dance floor. Playing music that gets people moving really enlivens me and I am always working hard to mix music that allows people to "Get Down!" he says.

The bar will be open for everyone 21 and over.

Afrofunk Experience

Afrofunk Experience

Showtime:
Saturday, February 13
Start time: 9:00 p.m.
Doors open: 8:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$15 General Admission $10 Youth (18 and under)

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Afrofunk Experience



Mendocino County Museum Road Show
A Theatrical Spectacular Coming Soon to You!

This March, watch history come alive in Mendocino County Museum's third annual Museum Road Show, a theatrical production featuring a brand new cast of characters, local lore and live music by All About Sally. Take a light-hearted romp through vice, debauchery and politics in the early days of our county, featuring wine and hops history, childhood pranks, home remedies, and the critical 1916 election. Seven remarkable actors will portray more than 50 different characters, telling true stories that are touching, funny and surprisingly relevant for our time.

Mendocino County Museum Road Show

Six performances will take place throughout the County during the month of March:

  • Friday, March 11, 7:30 pm - Willits High School Auditorium
  • Saturday, March 12, 7:30 pm - Arena Theater (Point Arena)
  • Saturday, March 19, 7:30 pm - SPACE Theater (Ukiah)
  • Sunday, March 20, 2:00 pm - SPACE Theater (Ukiah)
  • Friday, March 25, 7:30 pm - Anderson Valley Grange (Philo)
  • Saturday, March 26, 7:30 pm - Cotton Auditorium (Fort Bragg)

Tickets are $15 adults; $12 youth (20 & under) and seniors (65+). Youth under 12 discouraged from attending. For tickets and more information, please visit www.MendocinoMuseum.org or call 459-2736.

Mendocino County Museum Road Show

Showtime:
Saturday, March 12
Start time: 7:30 p.m.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$15 Adults
$12 Youth (20 & under) and seniors (65+)
Youth uner 12 discouraged from attending


An evening with folk artist
GREG BROWN

One of the leading contemporary folk artists of the American Midwest, Greg Brown's songs are as Midwestern as they come: slow, straightforward, and bluesy, they deal with ordinary yet highly individual people as they navigate life's twists and turns; his deep, craggy voice expresses quirky humor and the mysteries of life and love with equal skill. After more than 20 albums and over the course of a career that's spanned more than five decades, he's earned a passionate following for his heartfelt and uncompromising music. Critic Josh Kun once described Brown as "a Midwestern existentialist hobo with a quick-draw mouth, a bloodied heart, and bourbon on his breath."

Greg Brown

Brown's mother played electric guitar, his grandfather played banjo, and his father was a Holy Roller preacher in the Hacklebarney section of Iowa, where the Gospel and music are a way of life. Brown's first professional singing job came at age 18 in New York City, running hootenannies (folksinger get-togethers) at the legendary Gerdes Folk City. After a year, Brown moved west to Los Angeles and Las Vegas, where he was a ghostwriter for Buck Ram, founder of the Platters. Tired of the fast-paced life, Brown traveled with a band for a few years, and even quit playing for a while before he moved back to Iowa and began writing songs and playing in mid-western clubs and coffeehouses.

Brown's songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. He has also recorded more than a dozen albums, including his 1986 release, "Songs of Innocence and of Experience," when he put aside his own songwriting to set poems of William Blake to music. "One Big Town," recorded in 1989, earned Brown three and a half stars in Rolling Stone, chart-topping status in AAA and The Gavin Report's Americana rankings and Brown's first Indie Award from NAIRD (National Association of Independent Record Distributors). "The Poet Game," his 1994 CD, received another Indie award from NAIRD. His critically acclaimed 1996 release, "Further In," was a finalist for the same award. Rolling Stone's four-star review of "Further In" called Brown "a wickedly sharp observer of the human condition." 1997's "Slant 6 Mind" (Red House Records) earned Brown his second Grammy nomination. His latest CD, "One Night" (Red House), is a re-release of a 1983 live performance originally on Minneapolis' Coffeehouse Extemporé Records.

Brown's daughter, Pieta, to her father's delight, became a successful folk singer herself, and the two toured together frequently in the early 2000s. Another artist who appeared with Brown was Iris DeMent, another singer-songwriter with Arkansas roots. She and Brown married in the early 2000s, and she became one of a group of nationally known female artists who joined to create "Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown," which was released on Red House in 2002. Other performers included Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, and Shawn Colvin.

In 2003 Brown released "Honey in the Lion's Head," a collection of traditional songs. For the project, he stepped away from Red House to the even smaller Trailer label, based in Iowa. With a songbook on the way and lots of old material in the vaults, Brown seems certain to remain a strong presence on the folk scene even if he never wrote another word-and that isn't something that is likely to happen.

Greg Brown

Showtime:
Thursday, March 17
Start time: 7:30 p.m.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission

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