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Le Bruit Court dans la Ville, Mon Mar 14th

The band Le Bruit Court dans la Ville (The Buzz of the Town) includes true legendary performers of the traditional music of Quebec, Canada who will be appearing on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:30pm at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA. Lisa Ornstein (fiddle) and André Marchand (guitar) were former members of the influential Quebecois band La Bottine Souriante, and have teamed with Normand Miron (accordion, harmonica) in this trio. They play fiery and beautiful fiddle tune melodies both original and traditional, paired with vocals which often have folk tales intertwined. All three can add foot percussion to keep things rolling. Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay.

Los Primos of Santa Cruz on Backroads Sun March 6th

Los Primos of Santa Cruz will be visiting the KZSC studios during the “Backroads” folk show on Sunday afternoon, March 6, 2016. This trio excels in the performance of traditional Mexican music, including boleros, polkas, valses, mariachi and other styles. They’ll be sharing stories and playing and singing live on the air in advance of their matinee show at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA the following week (Sunday, March 13th at 2pm). Members of the band include Ray Mendoza (guitar), Carly Bliman (vocals), and Paul Candelaria (mandolin). Tune in to “Backroads” every Sunday from noon-2pm as we introduce you to folk and acoustic country music off the beaten path.

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Mon Feb 29th

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper will be playing top quality traditional style bluegrass at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA on Monday, February 29th, 2016. From Charlestown, Indiana, Mike has won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s award as Best Fiddle Performer of the Year an unsurpassed ten times. All the band members sing, and grew up in musical families. The Flamekeepers include Nathan Livers on mandolin, Tyler Griffith on upright bass, Joshua Richards on guitar, and the newest member, Cody Looper on banjo. Local Monterey Bay area bluegrass band Bean Creek opens the show. Tune in to hear bluegrass and acoustic country music on KZSC on Backroads (Sundays, 2-4pm), Ramblin’ Round (Wednesdays, 1-2pm), and Bushwackers Breakfast Club (Fridays, 6-9am).

Irish Band Téada Fri Feb 26th

Award-winning Irish traditional band Téada (Gaelic for “strings”) kicks off its “reAwakening” tour in the U.S. with an appearance at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA on Friday, February 26, 2016. Their performance will provide a glimpse into the 100-year period of Irish musical renaissance from 1916 to the present. Led by fiddler Oisin Mac Diarmada, the band also includes Sean Gavin on pipes and flute, Patrick Doocey on guitar, legendary singer Séamus Begley on accordion, plus dancer Brian Cunningham. They’ll be performing to a backdrop of archival video and slide shows for a unique cultural experience. Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay.

 

The Donkeys and Jackie Zealous at The Crepe Place 1/28

This Thursday January 28th @ 9pm The Donkeys and Jackie Zealous will be playing at The Crepe Place on Soquel Avenue (just a block from the Rio Theater).

Jackie Zealous is a local Santa Cruz surf/garage trio, who have made impressionable performances all around Santa Cruz’s finest music venues, including an on-air appearance on KZSC’s own Local Brew (a local music/ live-performance show on Saturdays from 9am-noon).

Are you wondering what kind of a band name Jackie Zealous is? Just remember this rhyme:

Jackie Zealous is the name of a man who lives in a van…

Jackie’s name was the inspiration behind the name of the band.

Jackie met the band outside of where they practice; this ended up serving the band well, with Jackie’s unsought advice about their sound and management. The band has since developed a turbulent sound similar to  Ty Segall and The Stooges but also with a tranquil side to them that blends into a jangly amiable stage presence. Jackie Zealous fuses very nicely with The Donkeys.

The Donkeys are a quartet from San Diego with a “rod rock” feel, backed up with  Santo and Johnny-like guitar leads. The Donkeys have finished their tour of over 150 shows in 2014 and have been working on their new album “Midnight Palms” which is to be released on February 12th on Easy Sound. They have been playing together since high school and they are known for having a very tight and cohesive stage presence.

Tune into KZSC 88.1 FM this week for a chance to win a pair of tickets to this show!

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1177486002281130/

Event Soundcloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/panchof-1/sets/the-crepe-place_thursday

De Temps Antan, Tues July 14th

Celebrate Bastille Day with the French-speaking band De Temps Antan, who will be bringing vibrant traditional music from Quebec to Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 7:30pm. This trio features former members of the seminal French-Canadian band La Bottine Souriante, including the charismatic André Brunet on fiddle, composer of many delightful tunes, and a previous winner of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship, along with Eric Beaudry on guitar, mandolin, and bouzouki, and Pierre-Luc Dupuis on button accordion and harmonica. Everyone in the band sings, and their sense of fun in performance is quite contagious. Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay.