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

The Barrel Proof Comedy Podcast presents

Dads on the Rocks

Standup comedians Casey Williams and Steve Ausburne are at it again!

Two dads (and a little whiskey) take a comedic look at staying afloat in life while navigating marriage, teenagers, and the end of their thirties. The warm up to a mid-life crisis has never been funnier.

Williams is a hilarious comedian and local producer performing throughout Sonoma County and the greater Bay Area. A veteran of parenthood and marriage, Casey can sift through the seemingly mundane to offer humorous observational gems to you, the willing (and hopefully drinking) audience. He's worked with Michael Kosta, Scott Capurro, Sarah Tiana, David Alan Grier, Gilbert Gottfried, Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh, and Carlos Mencia among others.

Since his career was launched by emceeing for friends and their bands Ausburne has embraced the stage as "a place to present a spoken word memoir of all the embarrassing moments that lurk in a place that only standup or therapy sessions can reveal." He has preformed at events such as the 2014 Sacramento Comedy Festival where he finished in third place and he recently participated in the 2015 SF Sketchfest. Ausburne also appeared on stage at Arena Theater in 2015 when he hosted the Bay Area Comedy Invasion.

The Barrel Proof Comedy Podcast is a popular show which explores a different whiskey each week while digressing into pop culture that was relevant 20 years ago. Prior to the show at the theater on August 26 Williams and Ausburne will be doing a live podcast interview with Master Distiller Crispin Cain of Low Gap Whiskey at The Sign of the Whale. Cheers!

Dads on the Rocks

Showtime:
Saturday, August 26
Show Starts: 8 p.m.
Doors Open: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$10 General Admission



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Point Arena celebrates 50th Anniversary of Summer of Love
San Francisco 1967-2017 presenting the

THE SUN KINGS
A BEATLES TRIBUTE AS NATURE INTENDED

Experience The Sun Kings in concert and you will hear the concert The Beatles never gave!

Audiences and critics alike absolutely love The Sun Kings' energy and spot on recreation of The Beatles' music. The Sun Kings are considered one of the premier Beatles tribute acts in the country. Packing theatres and selling out shows along the West Coast and beyond, The Sun Kings continue to amaze their fans and win over skeptics, with their uncanny channeling and respect for the music they perform. With a repertoire of over 150 songs The Sun Kings shine in concert with arrangements and vocal harmonies delivered with the authenticity and vitality that recall the earliest Beatles performances.

"The Sun Kings are the best Beatles band I've ever heard, and that includes the original Beatlemania cast, circa 1977." - Scott Lettieri, KGO Radio San Francisco

"The only band that could come that close to doing Beatles music would be The Beatles!" - Richard Freedman - Vacaville Media News

The Sun Kings are not a traditional Beatles tribute band. Every member of the band is a veteran musician who loves recreating The Beatles' music exactly as we all remember it. Their performance of is unique among the many theatrical tributes that exist today, foregoing the costumes and caricature but delivering the most energetic, note for note instrumental and vocal performances of The Beatles music you will ever hear.

The Sun  Kings

Showtime:
Friday, September 1
Show Starts: 8 p.m.
Doors Open: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$20 General Admission



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Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands

An evening with Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands

"Whatever country music is supposed to be,
she's at the center of it."

- Utah Phillips

Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis is internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. She was a founding member of the Good Ol' Persons and the Grant Street String Band and has performed and recorded since 1986 with her musical partner, mandolinist Tom Rozum. Lewis has twice been voted "Female Vocalist of the Year" by the International Bluegrass Music Association and has won the respect and admiration of her peers.

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in Nashville has bestowed several awards upon Lewis, including Female Vocalist of the Year (twice); Song of the Year for her recording of "Who Will Watch the Home Place"; and shared awards for Album of the Year for True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe and Recorded Event of the Year for True Life Blues and Follow Me Back to the Fold: A Tribute to Women in Bluegrass.

Her latest album with her band the Right Hands (Tom Rozum, Chad Manning, Patrick Sauber and Andrew Conklin), The Hazel and Alice Sessions, was nominated for the "Best Bluegrass Recording" Grammy in 2017.

Though her music transcends the formal limitations of style and genre, Lewis still sees herself as a bluegrass musician. "I've always thought that bluegrass was basically a singer-songwriter with string band," she explains. "Think Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, Lester Flatt, etc. I like to think that I fit that description and trajectory of the music rather well. I'm able to express myself in a way that sounds like me, and people either like it or not. I like to do what I do, and it fits comfortably in the bluegrass camp in my head. I don't care what other people call it."

Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis

Showtime:
Saturday, October 14
Show Starts: 7:30 p.m.
Doors Open: 7 p.m.

Tickets:
$20 General Admission



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Iris DeMent

An evening with Iris DeMent

One of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer-songwriter Iris DeMent grew up singing gospel music; during her teenage years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.

Beginning with her 1992 debut, "Infamous Angel," which was hailed as "an essential album of the 1990s" by Rolling Stone, DeMent released a series of stellar records that established her as "one of the finest singer-songwriters in America, " according to The Guardian. The music earned her multiple Grammy nominations, as well as the respect of peers like John Prine, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris, who all invited her to collaborate. Merle Haggard dubbed her "the best singer I've ever heard" and asked her to join his touring band, and David Byrne and Natalie Merchant famously covered her "Let The Mystery Be" as a duet on MTV Unplugged.

Her own recording career was on hiatus in the late '90s and early 2000s, but she returned in 2005 with Lifeline, a collection of gospel hymns. DeMent returned in 2012 with her album, "Sing The Delta," which prompted NPR to call her "one of the great voices in contemporary popular music." In 2015 DeMent released "The Trackless Woods," a collection of poems by 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova adapted to music.

Iris DeMent

Showtime:
Saturday, November 25
Show Starts: 7:30 p.m.
Doors Open: 7 p.m.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission



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