Nevada City Live Winter 2014

WHO: Paul Emery presents Nevada City Live Winter 2014
WHEN: January 31, 2014-February 14, 2014
WHERE: Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
TICKETS: $20-$25, available at, Yabobo, and BriarPatch Co-op, or by phone at 800-838-3006

Back by popular demand, the Nevada City Live concert series presented by Paul Emery returns to the Nevada Theatre, for three weekends of song, dance and magic, January 31-February 14. Nevada City Live showcases an array of performing arts in the beautiful historic Nevada Theatre. This winter’s lineup is an exciting mix of local performers such as musician Stephen Holland, Flamenco Del Oro and guitarist Gopal Slavonic, and magician Nick Fedoroff, along with national touring acts including folk darlings MaMuse and renowned multi-instrumentalist David Lindley.

The shows are a continuation of the series that Emery, a local promoter and musician, produced last October and November at the Nevada Theatre. Close to three thousand people traveled near and far to attend the twenty-two performances that included live music, theater, comedy, poetry, and dance. The all-star lineup of renowned local and regional storytellers, musicians, and thespians included Saul Rayo, Elena Powell, Mark Growden Quartet, Shay Dillon, Maggie McKaig, Will Durst, Molly Fisk, Paul Kamm, Jonny Mojo, Keith Greeniger, Slaid Cleaves, and the cast of Synthetic Unlimited, among others.

“Audiences appreciated the variety of events showcased in the series,” says Emery. “The series also exposed a new audience of concert goers to the magic of the Nevada Theatre.”

Emery digs deep into the community to curate the series. He seeks out both national performers he has a long standing relationship with and local performers who are seeking to showcase their music on a main stage.

This winter’s lineup kicks off Friday, January 31, with Stephen Holland and Friends – A Musical Feast and Retrospective of 10 Years with appearances by Bill Douglass, Kit Bailey, Gary Upton, Florencia Dunayevich, Rob Holland, Lea Hume, Tom MacDonald and Eli Rush. The series continues Saturday, February 1st with magician Nick Fedoroff, a master of elegant old-school magic enhanced with a contemporary spin. With an impeccable sense of timing, Fedoroff’s on-stage performances are the perfect blend of comedy and inspiration.

On Friday, February 7, MaMuse returns to Nevada City. With deep roots in the folk and gospel traditions, MaMuse – Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker – create uplifting music for the next seven generations to thrive on. Playing a family of varied acoustic instruments including upright bass, guitar, mandolins, ukulele, and flutes, and backed by inspired drummer (Mike Wofchuck) these two women embody a love for all of life. The synergy that is created through this musical connection is palpable and truly moving to witness. On Saturday, February 8,

Flamenco del Oro brings the music and dance of Andalucia, Spain to Nevada City. The cast of this event is the singer and dancer Kina Mendez from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, along with dancers Kerenesa DeMars and Drea Pacot, and guitarist Gopal Slavonic. Slavonic was trained at the prestigious ‘Fundacion de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren’ in Seville, Spain where he studied intensively with leading flamenco guitarists Miguel Angel Cortez, Jose Postigo, Antonio Carmona, Eduardo Rollabar, Tino Van Der Sman, and Joselito Galvez.

Finishing up the series on Friday, February 14 is multi-instrumentalist David Lindley. Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The eye-poppingly clad “Mr. Dave’s” uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor makes his onstage banter a highlight of the show.

“People love playing the Nevada Theatre,” says Emery. “The acoustics are exceptional and there is just something about performing on a stage in a theatre with so much history.”