Upcoming Live Events

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

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band consists of outstanding musicians with over 100 years of combined recording and performance experience. Joining guitarist Peter Rowan are Keith Little, banjo; Paul Knight, bass; and Blaine Sprouse, fiddle. The ensemble has graced the stages of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Merlefest, Rothbury Australia's National Folk Festival, and numerous other festivals domestically and abroad, entertaining audiences with original and traditional songs executed in vibrant harmony.

Peter Rowan

In April 2013 Peter Rowan, joined by members of his current Bluegrass Band, released The Old School, a magnificent blending of old school sounds and players (Del McCoury, Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne and Buddy Picher) with some of the bright young talent such as Chris Henry, Ronnie & Robbie McCoury performing memorable new songs such as "Doc Watson Morning", "Drop The Bone" and "Keepin' It Between The Lines (Old School)". The Old School followed the group's debut album for Nashville's Compass Records-­Legacy; the recording, featuring traditional and original compositions, was produced by Compass owner/recording artist Alison Brown and includes Ricky Skaggs, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings and Del McCoury. Legacy received a Grammy nomination in 2010.

Peter Rowan - Guitar, Vocals
GRAMMY-­-award winner and six-­-time GRAMMY nominee, Peter Rowan is a bluegrass singer-­songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of bluegrass patriarch Bill Monroe, Peter's stint in Old & In the Way with Jerry Garcia and his subsequent breakout as both a solo performer and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through his continuous stream of original recordings, collaborative projects, and constant touring. For more about Peter Rowan visit http://www.peter-rowan.com/

Keith Little - Banjo, Vocals
A native of the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California, Keith Little is a nationally acclaimed bluegrass musician, recording artist, and composer. Over a career spanning forty years, Keith has been an important member of many national touring bands (Country Gentlemen, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Lonesome Standard Time), and has performed on the GRAMMY award winning recordings "The Grass Is Blue" and "Little Sparrow" by Dolly Parton, and "Another Country" by the Chieftains. An amazing vocalist, Keith appears regularly with duo partner Jim Nunally, and is also a featured member of the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience.

Paul Knight - Bass, Vocals
Paul Knight has been playing with Peter Rowan in various configurations for over 15 years. His driving acoustic bass has been part of recordings and live performances with a wide range of musicians including Jim Lauderdale, Laurie Lewis, and Crooked Jades, Paul is host to his own music series, Paul Knight & Friends, in his hometown of Pt. Reyes Station, CA. Several projects & bands have emerged from these shows including The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.

Blaine Sprouse-­Fiddle
Originally from West Virginia, Blaine Sprouse took the music cue from his father, a clawhammer banjo player who taught Blaine guitar chords at age six. Before turning eighteen, Blaine fast-­tracked his professional career by joining Jimmy Martin as a Sunny Mountain Boy, touring the United States and Japan. After a move to Nashville, he left Martin to fiddle for Bill Monroe's son James in the Midnight Ramblers. Much in demand as sideman and session player, Blaine toured and recorded with a stunning array of legendary bluegrass and country artists, among them, Charlie Louvin, Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys, and the Osborne Brothers. After the release of three critically acclaimed solo recordings, Sprouse produced Indian Springs, a twin fiddle album with Kenny Baker on which they exhibit intuitive chemistry. Also a gifted mandolin and guitar player, Sprouse is at home in bluegrass, blues, swing, jazz and folk.

The Arena Theater bar and snack stand will be open.

Peter Rowan

Showtime:
Friday, September 26
Show: 7:00 pm
Doors Open: 6:00 pm

Tickets:
$25 general

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Sambada

SambaDá Pa Ti!
The West Coast's Hottest Brazilian Band is coming to Arena Theater

Dubbed the West Coast's hottest Brazilian band, SambaDá musically unites the Americas by drawing from the percussion based styles of South and Central America and blending them playfully with funk and reggae beats so familiar to crowds in North America. The band is known for its high-energy percussion, danceable grooves and visually dynamic show.

SambaDá was formed in 1998 in Santa Cruz, California, by Papiba Godinho, saxophonist Anne Stafford, and drummer Gary Kehoe and has gone on to conquer clubs and festivals across the country with its explosive Carnival-like performances.

Steeped in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, band members and Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora contribute profound knowledge of Brazilian music, and together with the entire band, they present a unique musical sound with a universal appeal.

Papiba is a master of Capoeira, an Afro Brazilian martial art form created by Brazilian slaves, which draws on music and acrobatic movements. Dandha was born into the rich Afro Brazilian traditions of Salvador, Bahia and the Carnival Group Ile Aiye, and started her dancing career at age 6. Ile Aiye has been in the forefront of Civil Rights in Brazil, promoting equality and justice, and is widely recognized as the first Afro Brazilian BLOCO or group to perform in Brazil's notorious Carnival celebrations.

The other members of SambaDá come from a wide range of styles, generations and sensibilities. What unites this band from such diverse backgrounds is a magic that can be felt by both the band and the audience. SambaDá brings joy to each performance, and keeps their fans asking for more!

Visit http://www.sambada.com/ for more about the band.

The Arena Theater bar and snack stand will be open.

Showtime:
Saturday, October 18
Show: 9:00 pm
Doors Open: 8:30 pm

Tickets:
$15 General
$10 Youth

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Sambada