What better way to celebrate America’s Independence Day than with British blue-eyed soul singer James Hunter? His solo recordings feature a musical style wedged somewhere between early rock & roll and early soul. His 1994 solo debut “…Believe What I Say” had guest appearances by soul legend Doris Troy and Van Morrison and Hunter appeared on a couple of Morrison’s mid-’90s albums as well as performing as part of Van’s Rhythm & Blues Revue. Hunter, also a skilled guitarist released his third full-length album, People Gonna Talk, in 2006 which was nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award. Find out what James has up his sleeves these days on Wednesday, July 4th at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz. Doors open at 7:30; showtime is 8:30 pm.
The Celtic duo of Aaron Jones & Claire Mann will be in concert on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 7:30pm at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA. Aaron is the singer, bouzouki and guitar player in the popular band “Old Blind Dogs” and a recipient of an “Instrumentalist of the Year” award for Scottish Traditional Music. Claire is also a singer, and has received multiple All-Ireland Champion awards on flute and tin whistle, as well as being an outstanding fiddler. As a duo, they’ve toured together for years, delighting audiences with a mix of traditional and original Scottish and Irish music and song. Presented by The Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay.