Saturday, April 11, 2015 -- Carlos Reyes and His Trio
World renowned for his mastery of the Paraguayan harp and violin, Carlos Reyes’ musical talents have touched the hearts and spirits of people around the world. From performances on the streets of Havana to the Vatican, his music transcends all boundaries. Described as “Santana meets Gipsy Kings”, Carlos bridges traditional musical genres and mesmerizes audiences with unique fusions of Blues, Rock, Jazz, Latin and Classical styles.
Besides touring the world successful solo artist on both harp and violin, Carlos has shared the stage with a long list of musical superstars such as Steve Miller, The Doobie Brothers, Clint Black, Chuck Mangione, Charlie Daniels, Wynona Judd, Willie Nelson, legendary slide guitarist Roy Rogers and many, many others. Most recently Carlos performed at The White House alongside Gloria Estefan, trumpet master Arturo Sandoval, and Mexican artists Lila Downs and Marco Antonio Solis.
Suggested donation: $25. ($5 for children 6-15, under 6 free -- cash or check only at the door. No one turned away for lack of ability to pay. Sliding scale is only available at the door.)
Advance tickets strongly recommended.
Friday, May 15, 2015 -- Houston Jones
Houston Jones is a Bay Area based high octane Americana quintet. Formed in 2001, the band performs a mostly original repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel. The band features Glenn Houston (lead guitar), Travis Jones (lead vocal, acoustic guitar), Henry Salvia (keyboard, accordion), Joshua Zucker (standup bass, vocals), and Peter Tucker (drums).
The band was voted “best discovery” and Travis Jones voted “best vocalist” at the Strawberry Music Festival. Glenn was voted "Best Guitarist” for 2009 by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. More than seventy radio stations across the U.S. and Canada have Houston Jones on their playlist.
Houston Jones has released five CDs on the Summerhill label, and was the subject of a six page feature article in the January/February 2010 issue of Dirty Linen magazine. The lads have recently completed recording their sixth CD, of all-original music, slated for release in the very near future.
“A wonderful gem of a band…truly exceptional music…wonderful original tunes…some brought tears to our eyes. These guys are a rare treat!” – Billboard.com
"As good as any singing and picking I've heard in my thirty years in the music business. Do your friends a big favor, and turn them on to this band!"- Bob Brown, Owner, Rancho Nicasio, and manager, Huey Lewis and the News
Suggested donation: $15. ($5 for children 6-15, under 6 free -- cash or check only at the door. No one turned away for lack of ability to pay.)