Here is what’s happening…..
Wednesday Nov 8th – Rick Kirkpatrick (6-9pm)
Rick Kirkpatrick influences range from Clapton, Beck, and Hendrix to Muddy Waters and Mississippi John Hurt, and as with many young people at the time when the Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964… everything changed. In 1979 Rick won the Eric Clapton guitar contest in Tucson, thus starting his professional career and Rick played in a number of original and club bands through-out the Western United States. After taking time out to raise his son time has presented it’s self once again for Rick to start writing, recording, and playing again and “YES”, he says…”IT SURE FEELS GOOD”!
Thursday Nov 9th – Steve Holland (6-9pm)
A composer, writer, performer and teacher, Stephen Holland has traveled extensively in Latin America and Europe, performing and collecting songs. The music of Brazil and the romantic Spanish-American authors of Nueva Cancion have informed his work, as has the ancient traditions of the French Troubadours, traditional Japanese Danmono-Ryu and poetry, the drummers of West Africa and the Middle East, Appalachian hill songs, the beauty of Lightin’ Hopkins, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Mercedes Sosa, Andres Segovia, and Odetta, strong coffee, and late night conversations with friends.
Friday Nov 10th – Sierra 4 (6-9pm)
The Sierra Four is one of the premier jazz ensembles in Nevada County and features John Girton and Bill Douglass, two of the most esteemed musicians in Nevada County. John Girton’s career highlights include Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks, Joe Craven, and Maria Muldaur while Bill Douglass has performed and recorded with some of the top jazz musicians in the world including Mose Allison, Tom Waits, Charlie Byrd, Marian McPortland, Bobby McFerrin, Mark Isham, and Art Lande, and his film credits for music scores include “Never Cry Wolf”, National Geographic Specials, and Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Black Stallion”. The ensemble also includes KVMR’s own Nora Nausbaum, and David Clouse, who have played or recorded with John Lee Hooker Jr., Carole King’s back-up band Navarro, Ivan Neville, Ron Crotty of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, and local favorite Achilles Wheel.
Friday Nov 10th – SAQI & Ultimate Fantastic w/ Scott Nice (10pm-2am)
saQi – The Portland-based artist saQi is a classically trained composer, producer and trumpet player. Drawing his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse, saQi creates eclectic electronica that maintains a balance between organic and synthesized sound. His live sets rock the dance floor while maintain a grace and musical depth to engage the listener. The music is never limited by genre, tempo or other stylistic elements. Allegiance to the creative flow and it’s truest expression thereof is saQi’s manifesto.
Ultimate Fantastic – Ultimate Fantastic is an unparalleled combination of intelligent lyricism and spine melting R&B vocals upon a foundation of meticulously produced original bass music. Initially joining forces for a Burning Man project, this team of West Coast musicians quickly won the affection of any audience who caught their show, which features an infectious array of supreme talent, friendship, humor and creative prowess on stage. Ultimate Fantastic is comprised of Julian Fritz (Dropical) on production, Deja Solis on seductive, soulful and intriguing vocals, and Pharroh and Wink delivering intricately laced word-play and emcee vocal precision.
Scott Nice – Northern California producer Scott Nice brings the listeners mind and heart into a flowing adventure through world music colors, sounds of the jungle, and dance music aesthetics. This is art rooted in indigenous cultures and traditions; the vibrations find a home in nature’s resplendent environs.
Grand Opening of weekly Sunday Brunch at newly renovated Stone House
On November 12, 2017 from 11:00 to 3:00 The Stone House presents the Grand opening of Sunday brunch with custom menus by Chef Ron Tanaka, featuring live music and free mimosas.