Tues. March 5 - Mardi Gras at Ashkenaz with the Aux Cajunals and the Tri Tip Trio!!! Our annual Fat Tuesday celebration, complete with traditional Cajun-style Mardi Gras costumes, and dancing to two great bands. Dance lesson at 8, followed by a parade around the dance floor at 8:30 when the Aux Cajunals (Eric, Suzy and Allegra Thompson, Agi Ban, Karen Heil and John Hanes) take the stage for a long set of Cajun and Creole two-steps, waltzes and blues, the the Tri Tip Trio will top it off with a rocking set of zydeco and R&B. Costumes, masks, beads encouraged - or just wear your brightest, most sparkly clothes. Admission $15 at the door, all ages welcome, free parking across the street in the REI lot. Ashkenaz is located at 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley (near Gilman).
TODALO SHAKERS 2019 TOUR!!
To celebrate our 20th year, the Todalo Shakers (Eric & Suzy, WB Reid, Frannie Leopold and Matt Weiner) are releasing a new CD, "Rock Away My Blues" and embarking on a Northern California tour:
Thurs. March 14 - 7 pm - Woodside - House Concert. For reservations, address, info, email email@example.com
Fri. March 15 - 8 pm - Walnut Creek - Devil Mountain Coffeehouse, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. Jaeger and Reid will play an opening set. $20 admission; tickets not yet on sale. More info here: https://www.mduuc.org/news/events/devil-mountain-coffee-house/
Sat. March 16 - Cotati - FrogSong Common House, 8290 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati. Doors at 7:30, show at 8:00. Bringing a goodie (edible or drinkable) to share heartily encouraged! Suggested donation $15-30, sliding scale (100% goes to the musicians).
For directions: www.cotaticohousing.org
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seating is first come, first served - no reservations are necessary.
Sun. March 17 - 3 pm (afternoon) - Half Moon Bay - house concert - Email concerts(AT)hillstra.com (substitute @ sign) for reservations, location, etc.
Mon. March 18 - Santa Cruz - house concert at Irene's. Email email@example.com for details.
Tues. March 19 - 8 pm - Oakland - house concert - email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Reservations required.
Wed. March 20 - 7:30 pm - southern Marin County - house concert - for info and reservations, please email email@example.com
Fri. March 22 - 8 pm (doors open at 7:30) Caspar Community Center, 15051 Caspar Road. A benefit for Mendocino County's great public radio station, KZYX. Tickets $20. Advance tickets (recommended) will be available online at www.brownpapertickets.com and also at Harvest Market, Fort Bragg and Mendosa's Market, Mendocino.
Sat. April 13 - Thompsonia at the Folk Roots Festival in Los Angeles
June 24-29 - FiddleKids Camp - Suzy will be teaching fiddle at this summer day camp for children, located in Berkeley, CA, at Berkwood Hedge School. Fantastic faculty this year includes Karen Heil, Miguel Govea, Darcy Noonan, Evie Ladin, Leslie Keir and others. Registration here: www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/fiddlekids-summer-camp/
July 28 - Aug. 4 -- Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop and Festival, Port Townsend, WA - Suzy will be teaching blues fiddle, and she'll co-teach a band lab with Jim Kweskin!! Lots of fiddle action this year at Blues Week, Coleman Aiken will also be teaching fiddle and Cedric Watson, who is teaching blues accordion, is also a brilliant Creole fiddler. http://centrum.org/port-townsend-acoustic-blues-festival-workshop/
Aug. 30 - Sept. 2 -- American Roots Music Program, Rocky Ridge Music Center, Estes Park, Colorado - Both Eric and Suzy will be teaching at this small camp high in the Rockies! Staff includes Mary Flower, Mollie & Rich O'Brien, David Evans, and Stephen Wade. https://www.rockyridge.org/program/american-roots-music/