Aug 20 House Concert: Rodney Miller & Daniel Steinberg

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Santa Cruz House Concerts

Jul 23, 2021, 7:21:11 PM7/23/21
To restart our Downtown Sounds house concert series, I'll be performing with legendary New England fiddler Rodney Miller in August.  Seating will be outdoors and very limited, so please RSVP ASAP.

                              Friday, Aug 20  5:30 & 7:00 PM (two seatings)
                               Rodney Miller & Daniel Stenberg
                     Northeastern Traditional and Original Fiddle Tunes

Vaccinated adults only (includes ages 12+) please.  Children under 12 are welcome if they remain masked.  Masks are suggested for all but not required.

Suggested donation: $20/person (under 12 free).

To reserve your spot, please email <>.  Be sure to include the total in your party, and which seating you prefer; if you designate "either seating" i'll let you know which has more availability.


Rodney and Daniel will also be performing outdoors in Portola Valley:
      Sat Aug 21, 5:00pm - Donation $25
      For details, email:  Carrie Friedberg <>

Upcoming outdoor shows in our series:
      Fri Aug 27, 5:30pm & 7:00pm  (two shows, limited seating)
            Evie Ladin Band: featuring Keith Terry & Erik Pearson

     Sun Sep 26, 4:00pm & 6:00pm  (two shows, limited seating)
            Free Dive: featuring Keith Terry, Bryan Dyer, Cecilia Engelhart,
                               Jeff Cressman, Steve Hogan

Other events of interest:
      Sat Aug 7, 6pm:  AZA duo: Fattah and Mohamed
              Moroccan Tamazight music with global influences
              Click here for details and tickets.   Donation: $25


                                             Rodney Miller & Daniel Stenberg
                               Northeastern Traditional and Original Fiddle Tunes

    "Rodney Miller’s fiddling is like a seasoned storyteller, describing in lyrical detail a
     different episode of life with each swing of the bow."    - Andy Nagy, the Boston Globe

   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 Celtic and French Canadian influences.  He represented the State of NH
at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and was appointed ‘New Hampshire Artist Laureate’ in 2014.

Rodney published his ‘Collection of Original Fiddle Tunes’ in 2021 containing 270 original
fiddle tunes, available through his website <>.  His tunes have been
recorded by Sharon Shannon, Jeremy Kittel, Mareka Naito & Junji Sharota, Buttons and Bows
with Jackie Daly, among others. He was recently interviewed by Fussfactory on the creative
process, part of their ‘Sparkchamber’ series of interviews with artists of many persuasions
including teachers, painters, poets, writers, and musicians. Rodney’s interview can be viewed at:

Daniel Stenberg: piano, flute, banjo, vielle
   Daniel Steinberg, contra dance musician and founding member of the Hillbillies from Mars,
will accompany Rodney. Over the past 40 years, Daniel has developed a unique approach to
playing traditional dance music, incorporating his diverse interests in world music.  In addition
to performances and recordings with the Hillbillies from Mars and the Rodney Miller Band, he
has collected and taught French traditional dances, performed with Afro-pop and Latin American
ensembles, and plays on Hori da, an album of Basque music, with the band Ospa.  Since 1999,
he has directed the World Harmony Chorus, a community chorus with 3 branches in Northern CA.
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