Just when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.
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The Ruckrich Duo is a collaboration of 15-year-old multi instrumentalist Django Ruckrich and his song-writing dad Phil. They began performing 11 years ago when Phil took his 4-year-old lead guitarist son to delight audiences at the Nevada City summer nights street fair.
Kyle Ledson Since age 3, Kyle Ledson has embraced acoustic music as his very best friend. He first picked up a fiddle from the free fiddle music lessons offered to the kids at the Strawberry Music Festival. Every morning we’d wait in line to sign up for a slot with an instructor. The Kid’s on Bluegrass program at the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival held by the California Bluegrass Association (CBA) was Kyle’s next exposure to kids playing instruments. This really inspired Kyle as he saw these teenagers really doing something with their music. Kyle participated in the Kid’s on Bluegrass program yearly hosted by Frank Sullivan and Kyle wrote a bluegrass song for the kids to play together called “Bluegrass Heart.” Mostly self taught, Kyle has learned the secret backroads of the fretboard and sharpened his flat picking skills to make the mandolin (and now guitar) sing. Kyle started writingRead More
The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling”, and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 20 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard for fiddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.
HONEY OF THE HEART This versatile, inspiring duo, often backed by their dynamic and talented band, weaves together soaring, rich vocals and melodies, haunting, epic, harmonies, contagious polyrhythms infused with deep, soulful, intimate presence, message and skill to sweeten the hearts of all who listen. website | facebook | video ________________________________________________ Honey of the Heart LIVE From The Center Friday, January 15, 2021 7:00 PM PST Free Public Broadcast RSVP Broadcasting Live Music From The Center. On select Friday nights, The Center for the Arts invites you to tune in from home to enjoy live streaming shows. These special broadcasts will be available online at thecenterforthearts.org. We remain committed to serving our community through this pandemic. * Making the arts accessible to all, include our community’s most vulnerable * Creating opportunities for local artists to perform and earn income * Celebrating our new state-of-the art performance venue SupportRead More
James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash captures the essence of the Man in Black.
Northern California’s Rita Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, dishes, rivers, black holes and hope. An award-winning and prolific songwriter characterized as “here and now” by The Observer, her stories, songs and soul-stirring, country-folk voice are partnered with longtime collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Sean Feder on dobro, banjo and guitar. Together, they deliver what Acoustic Magazine calls “timeless, unhurried elegance.”
Countdown the New Year with us online! Premieres December 31 at 7pm PST. This video will be available to watch any time after its premier on our YouTube channel through January 1. The Gold Souls are bringing the driving grooves of funk, the rich textures of soul, and the compelling storytelling of the blues to the Northern California scene and beyond. Drawing from a wide range of influences and experiences, they deliver captivating lyrics and fresh arrangements over a vintage sound. “THE GOLD SOULS [ARE] CRAFTING GOOD-TIME MUSIC WHILE NEVER LOSING SIGHT OF ITS IMPLICATIONS ABOUT LIFE, THE SELF AND THE SOUL.” – Submerge Magazine The Gold Souls Website | Instagram | YouTube December 31, 2020 • 7pm PST Broadcast ________________________________________________ Funktastic New Years Eve From The Center Thursday, December 31, 2020, 2020 7:00 PM PST FREE WATCH NOW Broadcasting Live Music From The Center. TheRead More
Farrow and the Peach Leaves Farrow and the Peach Leaves runs the country spectrum, from smoky honky tonks and strung-out drug runs to the particular California country grief only found in Nevada County. New Release “Honeyslides” has driving, locomotive rhythm, soaring guitars, and back-porch style harmonies. Website | Facebook Broadcasting Live Music From The Center. This summer, on select Friday nights, The Center for the Arts invites you to tune in from home to enjoy live streaming shows. These special broadcasts will be available online at thecenterforthearts.org. We remain committed to serving our community through this pandemic. * Making the arts accessible to all, include our community’s most vulnerable * Creating opportunities for local artists to perform and earn income * Celebrating our new state-of-the art performance venue Support this series by making a donation today. Take Me to the Replay From The Center SeriesRead More