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Welcome to the Michael McNevin page for touring, recordings, songwriting, aka Mudpuddle Music. Mudpuddle Music covers the touring and recording and songwriting side of life - scroll down a few paragraphs for a list of upcoming shows in 2016. 

Get Muddy ~ Michael.  

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Tues Nov 29th 7 PM - 9:30 PM. 
SF, CA
The Bazaar Cafe. 
5927 California St, San Francisco, CA 94121. 
(415) 831-5620. 
FB Event Page, please join and share:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1861091520778018 
Cafe site: http://www.bazaarcafe.com/ 
A Songwriter Cobill "In The Round" with Paige Clem, Tim McCaffrey, Kelly Jane, Michael McNevin. Located in the lovely outer Richmond district. Tim McCaffrey (The Little Fuller Band), Kelly Jane (The Little Fuller Band), and Michael McNevin will all join San Francisco singer-songwriter Paige Clem on November 29nd for a highly-intimate song-sharing session. As the last in a series of 5 at Bazaar Café Songwriters Residency shows - they happen every Tuesday in the month of November with Paige leading legendary local songwriters "in the round" shows, as they perform ONLY ORIGINAL MUSIC in an unplugged, acoustic setting. All ages. No cover charge!
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Thurs Dec 1st  5pm-9pm
Fremont, CA
The Nile Cafe. 
121 I St, Fremont, CA 
$20 donation (or more! give what you can).   
7th Annual St. Nick's of Niles Holiday Bash, a Benefit for Fremont's needy families and seniors, through the "Giving Hope Program". w/ Michael McNevin AND Los Horribles, plus other friends sitting in! Drop In Anytime. Includes Wine & Beer, and it's Taco Night if you're hungry.  
Here's a FB Event Page to Join, Share, Invite:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/1848700138750534/
You can also give without being there, drop by the Nile Cafe anytime this week to donate, and/or contact us through the St. Nicks Of Niles Facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/St-Nicks-of-Niles-254227574611877/
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Fri Dec 9th  7:30-10:30 
Fremont CA 
The Mudpuddle Shop 
Penny Nichols, Michael McNevin, & Freinds
37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA 94536 
$15-25 sliding donation. 
FB Event Page to Join, Share, Invite: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/579916262207185/ 
Penny Nichols has partnered/gigged with Jackson Browne (he used to open for her!), Linda Ronstadt, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Buffett, Jefferson Airplane, Art Garfunkle, and Arlo Guthrie, Big Brother and the Holding Co. (Janis Joplin), Steve Miller, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and others. Stayed with George & Patty Harrison (my favorite Beatle) and recorded at Apple Studios while in London. She even joined Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefers (earned a Platinum Record for her singing on Son of a Son of a Sailor). Penny is also the founder and director of "SummerSongs West" and "WinterSongs West", a song camp I've attended as teacher and coach over the last 5 years. Freindships, music, joy, play time and writing time is a huge part of the community of songwriters and friends I’ve come to know through the camps and through Penny. The camps happen every January and June in Cambria, CA. If you're a beginner, intermediate, or pro writer, I recommend it. The concert is a rare NoCal appearance for Penny. "Mostly Concert and Song Swap", plus some 'Inside The Songwriting" commentary and perspective by Penny, myself, and a few other freinds TBA - the "Pilgrim Chair" will be in play throughout the night. Pickers and listeners can then also hang around afterward and dive into a group jam and song swap. We’ll turn down the lights, get more muddy. 
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Sat Dec 10th  7 PM - 9 PM
Roseville CA 
The Acoustic Den Cafe
McNevin & McCellan in concert 
10271 Fairway Dr, # 120, Roseville, CA 95678
$10-$15 Sliding Cover 
FB Event Page to Join, Share, Invite: 
www.facebook.com/events/380227032368437 
Ths is a great new listening room between Sacramento and the Gold Country. Preston owns it, and he is very much a fan of songwriting, and sharing a devoted listening room for intimate concerts with his community. Good sound, comfy stage and seating, wine and beer available. It's about 30 minutes east of Sacramento on the way to Auburn just off I-80. 
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Sun Dec 11th
Lost to the Auburn and Nevada City areas. 
Private house concert, contact me if you'd like to attend
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Tues Dec 13th
Fremont, CA 
Monthly "2nd Tuesday Songwriter Group" at The Mudpuddle Shop. Tues Dec 13th is the next one. No RSVPs required, all levels welcome. Bring a new song you'd like to try out, or just listen to others, maybe generate a new idea or two. A loose peer to peer hangout, song sharing, feedback, workshop elements tossed in here and there. Pizza is always an option. Donations appreciated in the baskets, give what you can. The Mudpuddle Shop is located at 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA 94536. 
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Wed Dec 28th, I'm heading back down to Wine & Song to host the show! So, anyway, Brad went straight to the bottom of the barrel, saw I was gigless in December, and asked if I'd like to cover for him while he's out traveling. Well I always say hell yes to making music with friends, wine, and golf. Line up is pending, but Kim A. Michalowski will do a few, Corrina Carter too, Tim Fleming on pedal steel. It's mushy at the moment, but I expect there will be a few familiar faces making their way to the stage for cameos and sitting in.
Hey South Pasadena folks! Wed Dec 28th, I'm heading back down to Wine & Song to host the show! So, anyway, Brad went straight to the bottom of the barrel, saw I was gigless in the 2nd half of December, and asked if I'd like to cover for him while he's out traveling. Well I always say hell yes to making music with friends, wine, and golf. Line up is pending, but Kim A. Michalowski will do a few, Corrina Carter too, Tim Fleming on pedal steel. It's mushy at the moment, but I expect there will be a few familiar faces making their way to the stage for cameos and sitting in.
The last gigs of 2016!!  Playing in South Pasadena Wed Night Dec 28th at the Wine & Song concert series with a great line up of SoCal songster friends. And, hosting TWO New Years ve music parties at The Mudpuddle Shop on Sat Dec 31st (an afternoon music party 2-5pm, and NYE music party 9pm-Midnight. Pop in anytime to either one to pick tunes or listen!). 

Hoping your 
holiday season has been a good one, and your 2017 brings lots more music and mud.   
Peace,  
~ Michael 

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Wed Dec 28th   
South Pasadena, CA 
Wine & Song Series at Arroyo Seco Golf Course. 
McNevin & Friends songwriter extravaganza. 
7pm - 9:45pm 
1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, CA 91030
A multi-artist bill in South Pasadena, at the long running Wine & Song Series. It's usually run by songwriter pal and host Brad Colerick. But Brad is out of town, so yours truly is stepping in to host and play along side a great line-up of friends including Kim Michalowski, Severin Brownen, Corrina Carter, Jaynee Thorne, Renee Azzari, Nathan Conn, and possible other cameos. Wine & Song is at Arroyo Seco Golf Course's intimate 60 seat event room, with stage, sound, and low light ambiance. Showtime is 7pm. $15 table seating, $10 general admission. Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Kitchen is open until 8:30. Come early for golf under the lights with Michael. 5pm on the first tee. Takes about 75 minutes. Bring a wedge and a putter. Be forewarned - Michael will hustle you for your lunch money.
RSVP and Spread the word about Wine & Song at this event page link: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/225426417869140/
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Sat Dec 31st  
Fremont CA 
The Mudpuddle Shop
TWO NYE jams and swaps.
2-5pm, and 9pm-Midnight. 
37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA 94536

  

McNevin & Friends, Los Horribles, friends, neighbors, listeners, pickers, you're all invited, no RSVP required, just show up. Two NYE parties, afternoon and evening: 2-5pm with Sandi & Skip Snyder of The Rockerfellers and other locals, and the New Years Eve jam & swap goes 9pm-Midnight, with a similar blueprint - a rotating roster of players in the mix. Any pickers and listeners can attend and be part of it, come go anytime. As we "strum in" the new year, we could pop bubbly every hour (it's midnight somewhere right?). So, if folks who can't be at the puddle party at midnight, the muddy ball will drop at a reasonable hour for you :-). No RSVPs required, but it does help if you tell me you're thinking of coming, on the Facebook Event Page or by email so I can ballpark the headcount at each shindig. Sliding Donations appreciated in the baskets, helps with the shop rent. 

RSVP and Spread the word about NYE at this event page link: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/357210777976041/ 

 

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