Saturday, January 7 8:00pm
$18 door / $15 advance
We start the year with a great triple bill! Dazzling guitar, scorching harmonica, soulful singing and spellbinding stories are all delivered by Doug Adamz with insight and a terrific sense of humor. The range of his writing and musical skill lends his shows an epic quality. Between bawdy blues, exquisite instrumentals or hilarious story songs, he makes the phrase “wide-ranging talent” sound woefully inadequate. Thanks to a great deal of airplay on alternative and community radio stations, three songs from his “National Steel” CD held the #1, 2 & 3 spots for eight weeks on RMR’s Acoustic Blues Chart. He has recorded nine albums of original, instrumental music and songs. His compositions have been used by The Joffrey and San Francisco Ballet, were featured in a film by Robert Altman (The Company), heard in a PBS documentary soundtrack (Jim Thorpe, World’s Greatest Athlete) and in two Spanish television series (La Frontera Herida, Sahel). The Kronos Quartet commissioned Doug to write several short pieces and Stevie Coyle (The Waybacks) and Dr. Elmo (Grandma–Reindeer) have recorded and released Doug’s songs on their albums. Vikki Lee, Bob Woods, and Russ “the Muleskinner” Whitehead are sometimes known as Sticky Vikki & the Pinecones, a northern CA rockabilly sensation. It may be a chilly January, but these three are just the band to take the evening several sizzling notches higher. “These superb musicians bring an original and witty approach to Americana and rockabilly music that guarantees a rollicking good time.” Another note of interest; these three have a knack of attracting special surprise celebrity guest sit in artists.. you just never know who may come Ramblin’ in.“Wishing and Bone” is Tom Wishing and Noam “Bone” Cohen. They have been playing together since the late ‘70s in a variety of bands and projects. The music they make is a combination of blues, folk, Americana, country, and original songs. Tom’s forte is finger style guitar, and Noam has been playing the harmonica or ‘harp’ since before he could stand on his own feet. Tom also doubles on banjo and sax, & Noam on mandolin and sax. Both have been in a variety of rock, blues, country and jam bands over the years.