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Santa Cruz House Concerts

Jun 15, 2021, 12:27:50 PM6/15/21
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Hey music lovers!  We're finally getting through to the other side of the pandemic, and some music venues are starting live performances again.  Here are a couple of outstanding shows, both live and virtual, that you might be interested in.  Scroll down for show descriptions...

Wed, June 16 9:00am  online:            Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
                                                               *streaming live AND archived*
Fri, June 18  5:00pm  Portola Valley:  Evie Ladin Band  *in-person*
Sat, June 19 7:00pm  Santa Rosa:     Rodney Miller & Daniel Steinberg
                                                               *in-person AND streaming live*

9:00am  Wed, June 16:  Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin   *free

Kate Brislin is a specialist in singing with others, a peerless blender. She was a founding member of the all female Any Old Time String Band in the 1970s. Tone and rhythm are paramount in the way she plays five-string banjo and guitar. Jody Stecher has been a soloist, a band member, an amateur folklorist, a record producer, an unusually enabling teacher, and an individualistic multi-instrumentalist and singer. In recent years he has been dreaming and composing new songs and tunes that sound old.

Kate and Jody have been musical partners for close to 50 years. Their duet vocal sound is at once soaring and soothing. Combining it with their deft playing results in a fully unified sound in which voices and instruments blend into an inseparable and singular musical entity. Their craft is twofold: The creation of arrangements and versions of traditional songs, and the way they perform them, which includes a good deal of spontaneity. They aim to draw the audience in, rather than projecting outward as entertainment. Their recordings have twice been Grammy finalists. Over time, some of their versions of traditional songs have become the standard versions around the world.

The show will be streamed live at 9am, and will be archived for playback. You can find it at this link.


5:00pm  Fri, June 18:  Evie Ladin Band    $20/door
Tenacious, innovative string musicians, the Evie Ladin Band – Evie Ladin, Keith Terry and Erik Pearson – throws down captivating, truly entertaining live shows. Grounded in Appalachian old-time repertoire, seasoned in African-diaspora roots, writing from life in modern cities, blurring the lines between music and dance, the polyrhythmic heat of Evie’s clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

Concert will be outdoors with limited seating.
Masks required if you are not vaccinated.
Masks optional if you are vaccinated.
Reservations: email Angela Schillace <>


7:00pm  Sat, June 19:  Rodney Miller & Daniel Steinberg    $20/door
Designated a “Master Fiddler” in 1983 by the National Endowment for the Arts, Rodney Miller is widely considered to be the foremost exponent of New England style fiddling, a uniquely American blend of French Canadian and Celtic influences. Over the past 35 years, he has toured the U.S., British Isles, Australia and Denmark, performed and taught at hundreds of music and dance festivals, and recorded numerous fiddle albums.

Daniel Steinberg, contra dance musician and founding member of the Hillbillies from Mars, will perform with Rodney on piano and flute. Over the past 40 years, Daniel has developed a unique approach to playing traditional dance music, incorporating his diverse interests in world music.

Pre-register at this link to attend this concert in-person at Monroe Hall in Santa Rosa.  All audience members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will wear masks while in the Hall. No dancing in the Hall. Attendance is limited to 75 people. Admission $20. 

Attend virtually for free (tips accepted) at this Zoom link.
Meeting ID: 872 0079 4417
Passcode: 768540

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