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Double Shot Of Hawaiian Guitar March 1st

Friday, March 1st is the Day of The Hawaiian Guitars. Both Makana and Maunalua honor the traditional Hawaiian style and make it their own, performing at two locations. Bobby Moderow, Kahi Kaonohi and Richard Gideon are in the band Maunalua. Their rich harmonies and glorious guitars will take you to Hawaii on a musical flight non- stop…well, at least until 9 pm! Maunalua take the stage starting at 6 pm at Pono, 120 Union Street in downtown Santa Cruz.

The Carriage House Theatre will be the place for Hawaiian guitar moving into the future as Makana performs his blazingly brilliant and original style of Hawaiian slack key guitar at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga also on Friday, March 1st at 8 pm. Montalvo also offers a pre-show cocktail party in the historic Villa.

Makana Live at Guitar Player’s Superstar Event

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KZSC: The Movie

To help celebrate another year of broadcasting radio from the UC Santa Cruz campus, here’s a fine mini-documentary on The Great 88. Directed and produced by UCSC alum Marc Atkinson, it’s a pretty good snapshot of the staff and philosophy of KZSC. SEE IT HERE.

[Parental Warning: contains one word we cannot say on the radio and some serious air guitar playing]

 

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ZZ Ward Feb. 13

ZZ Ward’s raw edge evokes blues greats such as Big Mama Thornton with a modern twist. Her “Eleven Roses” mixtape began to catch the public’s attention when she sampled hip-hop beats over her bluesy vocals allowing for an explosive fusion of soul, blues and hip-hop.  Her recent releases, the “Criminal” EP and “Till the Casket Drops”, continue her bold freshness.  ZZ Ward presents a live show you definitely do not want to miss! She appears at The Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz Wednesday, February 13th at 8 pm

ZZ Ward- Better off Dead

 

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Jim Malcolm Wed Jan 30th

Scottish singer-songwriter Jim Malcolm will be performing at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:30pm. Former lead singer of the well-respected band Old Blind Dogs, Jim has been touring the world with his guitar and harmonicas, singing the traditional songs of Scotland along with his own originals. His recently released CD “Disaster for Scotland” is a collection of original humorous and satirical songs. Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay.

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John McCutcheon, Fri & Sat Jan 18th-19th

The Santa Cruz Resource Center for Nonviolence celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King with a weekend of events centered around “The Power of Songs for Social Change.” John McCutcheon will be in concert Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at the Resource Center starting at 7:30pm, and will lead a singing workshop on Sat, Jan 19 at the same venue from 10am-noon. John is a talented multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo, guitar, hammered dulcimer and more), singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author, has released over 30 recordings, and been nominated for seven Grammy awards. Visit the Resource Center’s website for the other weekend events, which include a South African choral workshop, a Gospel night concert, an afternoon of free Hip-Hop workshops for youth of all ages, and an evening Hip-Hop concert.