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Get Muddy ~ Michael.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017
Deborah Crooks & Michael McNevin Birthday Concert - 8pm-Midnight55 Capp St
San Fransicsco California
Showtime! This Friday February 17, 2017 at The Lost Church. Deborah Crooks and Michael McNevin both have birthdays this month, so the evening is a celebratory gathering on all fronts for SFers. We'll perfom songs covering the spectrum of our songwriterly lives. McNevin opens, and Deborah will be playing with a band of musicians she loves — Art Khu on keys, Kim Xuan Nguyen on bass, Kwame Copeland on guitar, and Mike Stevens on drums. It all happens at The Lost Church, one of San Francisco's best, intimate listening venues. Join us! Do you have your tickets yet? Easy-peasy to pick one up in advance, $15 in advance/$20 at the door. ADV TIX via tickefly HERE
California native Deborah is an intimate and edgy artist whose lyric driven and soul-wise music has drawn comparison to Lucinda Williams, and Chrissie Hynde. She's recorded three full-length CDs of original music, toured the North and Southwest, received national airplay, spoken on creativity at MacWorld and SXSW, and was named to Music Connection magazine’s 2012′s HOT 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands. Her latest CD "Beauty Everywhere" was produced by Art Khu.
A San Francisco Bay Area native. Michael has a seasoned voice, accomplished guitar work, and a vivid brand of storytelling. He’s been a staple at some of the bigger music festivals around, including Strawberry, Kerrville, High Sierra, Redwood Ramble, American River, and billed in clubs and halls with Johnny Cash & The Carter Family, Shawn Colvin, Donovan, Richie Havens, Christine Lavin, Utah Phillips, and 100s of others on the songwriter circuit. Winner of the Kerrville New-folk award in Texas, a 6-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters Association "Song Of The Year", Performing Songwriter Magazine Top 12 "DIY Artist Of The Year".
February 2017 Gigs:
17 - SF, CA - The Lost Church Birthday Show - 8pm
(it's Deborah Crooks birthday, McNevin's is a week later, Cake!!
18 - San Marino, CA - Concert at Barbara's place (by Pasadena) 4:30
(celebrate "The Raven" by Fred Beshid, "Scarecrow" is in soundtrack)
24 - SF, CA - Fridays at Charlie's Cafe - 7-9pm.
(McNevin does two sets, hosted by Paul Griffiths)
25 - Niles, CA - Mudpuddle Shop Bday Bash - 7-10pm
(McNevin's ACTUAL birthday, Lineup TBA. Mike plays new stuff).
26 - Niles, CA - Mupuddle Sunday Jam - 2-6pm
(McNevin's annual Birthday Mupudde Rent Bash. Lotta pals sit in)
11 - Fremont CA - Flight Wine Bar - 8-11pm
(casual, McNevin & Freinds, pop in anytime).
16 - Carpinteria, CA - a visit to Arturo's Palm Loft Gallery Song Swap?
17 - Woodand Hills, CA - Chris & Debra's Place.
( St. Paddy's house concert - Deets TBA).
18 - West LA -dIndoor Folk Picnic concert.
(Cobill with Kaitlin Huwe, in a funky cool Yoga Studio)
19 - San Diego, CA - Renee's roof "song swap meet". 11am-3pm
(w/ McNevin, Michalowski, Berkley, Carter, Beeks, Breakfast Wine)
22 - Venice Beach, CA - Ananda Shop Show
(Molly Ventner, Kim Michalowski, Michael McNevin
23 - Carpinteria, CA - Arturo's Palm Loft Song Circle? 6:30
(potluck and swap, songwriters sharing their work).
24 - Niles, CA - Mudpuddle Shop Concert - 8pm
(w/ Molly Ventner of NY's Red Molly), + Michalowski & McNevin)
25 - Danville, CA - Danville Music McNevin in Concert - 7pm
(Kim Michalowski opens w/ Greg Kennedy hosting).
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