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Get Muddy ~ Michael.
Friends and music lovers. Got four cobills this week in Venice, Danville, and Niles. LA songwriter Kim Michalowski has a new CD in tow, plus the Goodnight Moonshine trio are on tour from NY. The Wednesday Venice show and the Friday Mudpuddle Shop Show features all of us in the mix. The Saturday concert is at Danville Music, a great series hosted by old friend Greg Kennedy. Sunday afternoon I host a Bob Dylan music and art tribute at the Fremont Art Association Gallery in Niles with The Keller Sisters, Bay Station, Kim Michalowski, Will Matlack, Bruce Cates, McNevin and others. It's gonna be a muddy week, so get muddy.
Kim Michalowski, Michael McNevin, Goodnight Moonshine
$15 at the door, RSVPs are appreciated at:
KimMichalowski@yahoo.com or (310) 450-2607
1354 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA
Advance Tickets also available here via Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2902586
"Ananda" is very excited to be bringing the live music back to it's amazing Abbot Kinney space. Enter through the back by using the gate between the buildings. Donation Bar. Kim Michalowski's brand new Cd "Westward" available, it is Goodnight Moonshine's Only LA show, and they all shoot north with McNevin to SF Bay for a Friday Night show at The Mudpuddle in Fremont (SoCalians, please tell your NoCalian freinds about that one too :).
Links to the artists:
Michalowski & McNevin duo
$15-20 sliding donation.
Seats are limited to 30 RSVPs are encouraged.
Info@michaelmcnevin.com (include Cell Phone, and # of seats)
"Walkups" are welcome to any open seats at showtime.
37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA 94536.
Also RSVP at the Facebook Event Page:
LA songwriter Kim Michalowski comes north with her NY-based pals "Goodnight Moonshine", for a good ole' acoustic mud bath at the Puddle. Kim has a new CD "Westward". McNevin adds backing guitar and vocals on a few tracks, so they'll swap songs as a duo for the first set. Goodnight Moonshine does the second set, a songwriting trio of acoustic and electric guitars, upright bass, and harmonies. Gonna be a good one, get Muddy. (NOTE: A likely song swap & afterjam is likely if other pickers in the room want to stick around and burn the candle some more, listeners can stick round for it too, it's Friday, why not?)
Michael McNevin in Concert
Kim Michalowski opens
Old pal (and guitar teacher!) Greg Kennedy hosts
115 Town and Country Dr, Danville, CA 94526
$25 Suggested Donation
Great listening space, it will likely sell out, RSVP early!
FB Event Page to RSVP and Invite Friends:
Bob Dylan Music and Art Tribute & Gallery Benefit
w/ McNevin & Friends: The Keller Sisters, Bay Station, Kim Michalowski,
Will Matlack, Bruce Cates, and others.
$10-20 sliding donation, benefits the FAA.
37697 Niles Blvd Fremont CA.
Max seats is 48, good idea to RSVP but walk-ups are welcome!
Here's the Facebook Event Link to RSVP and Invite friends: www.facebook.com/events/1354416284601241/
Fremont Art Association and Mudpuddle Music present an afternoon of live music and original artwork celebrating Bob Dylan's music. The art show is up until the end of the month, and it deserves a good send-off of music and spoken word. The gallery is also showcasing "The Art Of The Protest", a great vintage poster display from the 60's. Songwriter Michael McNevin hosts. Some informal round robin song sharing by the feature acts, surprise guests, and a couple spoken word pieces, and readings from San Diego songwriter and author Britta Lee Shain's book "Seeing The Real you At Last", chronicling her life on the road with Bob as confidant and lover in the mid 1980s. (NOTE: At 5pm when the show ends, it's possible for pickers and listeners to meander two blocks down to the Mudpuddle for more socializing and casual song swapping at the Mudpuddle Shop)
Good news, facts, and reflections.
2016 was a blast. Hit a boatload of music festivals - Kerrville, Strawberry, Redwood Ramble, High Sierra, American River Music Fest to name a few. One of the most enjoyable festival seasons ever. Also got to tour and write songs in Idaho, Michigan, Oregon and Washington. Made it back to Texas a few times, the stomping grounds of so many good music times over the last 25 years. Gigged California a bunch of course too, tip to tail.
It takes concerts to make a living. "The Spokes" are mostly a local concoction of players sitting in on gigs here and there. For solo concert tours, and local shows, house concerts are often the bread and butter. They happen all over the US and abroad, and can be added to the gig list at any time by you or someone you know with a decent sized living room, garage, yard, barn, or clubhouse. Want to host one? Write me to spark one up.
In between tours I host occasional Mudpuddle Shop concerts, song swaps, jams, workshops, and poker games. For 10 years now, some pretty magical stuff been going on inside this shoebox of a place. The Mudpuddle Shop is a small 15x15 shack in the front yard of a Victorian house on Niles Blvd. It seats 30 bodies and a dog. The shop events don't always get listed on this site. To best keep up on shop shenanigans, visit my personal Facebook page and "Friend" me. Then watch for the Mudpuddle Shop events as they show up on the FB wall. Here's my Facebook Page address. www.facebook.com/mudpuddlemusic