LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC Another Hot Country Night at Out of Bounds with Austin James featuring Bob Seymour! Get here early!……at least that’s what the promo says. I’ve never been to this nearby venue, but I’m always interested in country music, even in its electric form. Growing up in the East Bay back in the 60’s through 80’s there were a multitude of country honky-tonks and dives where one could kick the cow crap off the boots and have a good time on a Saturday night. I’m looking forward to seeing if this might just be the case! @ The Out of Bounds Sports Bar, 575 Bellvue Rd. Atwater CA 9PM—-
Gravey & Grizzly Goat @ The Cafe Deva, 1202 J St Modesto, California 95354 7:30-9:30 Travis Lake (Hickory, The Dustbowl Children) reunites with his old duo partner to bring you GRAVEY, a fun blend of down-home Americana & country. Appearing one night only this spring in Modesto! Hosted by Modesto Unplugged Music Festival
Open Mic Night at the Coffee Bandits, 309 W Main St. Merced CA 7-9PM Come hear or play the awesome local sounds of Merced! Sign ups are free and begin at 6:30. Now happening on the First and Third Friday of every month
Baloney Creek @ Bluegrass in the Park Veteran Memorial Park 901 Fifth St., Clovis CA. Fresno local favorites Baloney Creek kicks off this year’s Clovis Bluegrass in the Park with two sets of traditional bluegrass, country, gospel and jazz. The band includes Ed Bell (mandolin/vocals), Richard Rhyne (lead rhythm guitar), Charlotte Allen (bass) and five-time California State Fiddle Champion Dalisay Johnson (fiddle/guitar and vocals).
The Pick and Gather at River Dance Farms This is a very popular local event that is a joyful mish-mash of acoutic music, organic farm produce picking, camping, and fun on the river. All this happiness can be found at 12230 Livingston-Cressey Road, Livingston. For more info check out www.riverdancefarms.com
Second Annual Fresno World Fiddle Day @ The First Congregational Church 2131 N VanNess Blvd, Fresno You can never have enough fiddles, I always say! Fresno celebrates the fiddle in traditional music with the 2nd Annual World Fiddle Day. Thirteen of the best local fiddlers play 3-4 tunes each from a diversity of genres: Texas, Old-Time, Irish, Scandinavian, etc. $5 donation requested at the door.
The Bothers Strong at the Hideout Saloon. 5031 State Highway 140, # F Mariposa, California 95338 9-11PM This 4 piece string band out of California is headin’ south from Sonora to give Mariposa a treat. They’re a band of brothers (quite literally) that have been performing and writing music for several years. They create a lively, high energy sound coupled with meaningful lyrics.
Evie Ladin and Keith Terry Evie has been a main stage show stopper at California and international venues for quite awhile. Definitely a Bay Area treasure.the innovative musicians/dancers have a quirky neo-trad soul and throw down original folk songs and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance. Hosted by the Modesto Unplugged Music Festival and the Moon and Sixpence Art and Music House 500 9th St. Modesto, California 95354 (set back forth parking lot and a couple doorsdownform the Mexican restaurant)
Red Dog Ash at the Evergreen Lodge. A beautiful, wooded resort right outside Yosemite National Park. 6-9PM ,Their fine originals are shaped the hard scrabble life in the San Joaquin Valley. 33160 Evergreen Rd. Groveland, California 95321