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Welcome to the Michael McNevin page for touring, recordings, and other things at Mudpuddle Music, ink. 2015 is busy! Sometimes you can find random concert info pasted below, and, a lot of concert updates also end up at the Facebook Page (esp the short notice ones) - visit www.facebook.com/mudpuddlemusic and be 'friends' -- some stuff just don't make it in here! 

Hi Mudheads, 
 
Fall is here, chestnuts and avocados are falling, along with a damn big tree branch. 
 
The gist of Oct 2013 gigs is below, NoCal and SoCal. This weekend is 'Das Brew' Brewery on Friday and The Mudpuddle Shop on Sunday, both in Fremont. The rest of the month includes stuff at The Bistro in Hayward, Livermore Artwalk 2pm + evening showcases at Harry's Hofbrau, Cinnabar Winery in Saratoga, Treasures Roadhouse in Watsonville, Strings in Emeryville with Maurice Tani & Caren Armstrong, Cypress Meadows above Half Moon Bay, a Yard Concert in Santa Barbara at Susan Marie Reeves, The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena with Tracy Newman & The Reinforcements, an SF House Concert at Nina Jo's house, and two very special Mudpuddle Shop Shows w/ The Red Shoes CD Release Party & a Halloween Day Of The Dead concert w/ ArtemesiaBlack (Gothic swamp lullabies about ghosts and dead people by Kenny and Sabine Schick). BOOOoooooo...). 2nd and 4th Thursday Songwriter Workshops continue in Niles and Los Gatos. If you see a date not booked, a house or yard concert can be rigged. Most events don't have Facebook Event Pages yet, but they will. Keep an eye on this Facebook Event Page for updates on the month - https://www.facebook.com/events/579082128794998 The regular Facebook Page has spur of the moment stuff too - www.facebook.com/mudpuddlemusic , and the old fashioned website is www.michaelmcnevin.com 
Fri Oct 4 
"Das Brew" Brewery in Fremont
5-9pm - No Cover (Yet). 
A very busy outside brew fest. 
44356 South Grimmer Blvd 94538 
(510) 270 5345 info@dasbrewinc.com 
www.dasbrewinc.com
Sun Oct 6
Niles, CA - Mudpuddle Shop Concert 7:30
w/ Jonah Smith & Andy Stack from NY. $10-20
RSVP: (510) 794-9935 * info@michaelmcnevin.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/678043028875128
Thur Oct 10
Niles, CA -Mudpuddle Shop SongWriters Group 7pm
37433 Niles Blvd, Fremont CA 94536 $10-20 sliding
(510) 794-9935  info@michaelmcnevin.com
Fri Oct 11 
Hayward, CA - The Bistro w/ Spokes & Horribles 8pm 
1001 B St. Hayward, CA   www.the-bistro.com 
Sat Oct 12
Livermore, CA - Livermore Art Walk - 2pm
All day music in front of Bankhead Theater
https://www.facebook.com/events/566166166763482
Sat Oct 12 
Livermore, CA - The Carvery at Harry's Hofbrau 6-9pm
Artwalk Afterburn - dinner and beers w/ musicians & volunteers, 
Featuring Multiple Mini Showcases  http://www.harryshofbrau.com/
Sun Oct 13 
Saratoga, CA - Cinnabar Winery Winebar 2-4pm 
http://www.cinnabarwinery.com/
Sun Oct 13 
Watsonville CA - Treasures Roadhouse 6-10pm 
Several acts, McNevin does the 8pm set
http://treasuresroadhouse.com/
Wed Oct 16 
Emeryville, CA - "Celebrating Songwriters" at Strings 8pm 
w/ Maurice Tani & Caren Armstrong   www.strings.org
Fri Oct 18 
Moss Beach, CA - Cypress Meadows Concert Series 
Beautiful, just above Half Moon Bay, and 30 mins south of SF. 
Seats 40? 650-728-8045, rsvp@cypressmeadows.net
Sat Oct 19
Santa Barbara, CA - Yard Concert at Susan's place
W/ Susan Marie & Sierra Reeves
4pm Potluck, 5pm show, jam afterward. 
(805) 708-9088 suzysage1@aol.com
Sun Oct 20
Altadena, CA - Coffee Gallery Backstage 
Cobill w/ Tracy Newman & The Reinforcements
(626) 798-6236 http://www.coffeegallery.com/
Thur Oct 24
Los Gatos, CA - Woodshed Songwriter Group 7pm
$20. All levels, walk ups welcome. www.woodshed.org 
Fri Oct 25 
Niles, CA - The Mudpuddle Shop 8pm 
CD Release Concert for The Red Shoes $10-20
The sisters Lucia & Flavia on fiddle and cello are growing up
Their first CD, get your seats while they last. 
37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA 94536 
(510) 794-9935 info@michaelmcnevin.com
Fri Nov 1 
Niles, CA - Mudpuddle Shop Day Of The Dead Show 
ArtemesiaBlack have a great collection of ghost songs.
Americana Gothic Swamp Lullabies, spooky stuff.  
(Sabiné Heusler-Schick & Kenny Schick). It happens during a 
town-wide celebration w/ many D-o-D altars. 7-10pm at the shop. 
 
37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA 94536 
(510) 794-9935 info@michaelmcnevin.com
http://www.artemesiablack.com/
Sat Nov 2
Saratoga, CA - Cinnabar Winery 5:30-7:30
In The Mudd Room. www.cinnabarwinery.com
Sun Nov 3
SF, CA- House Concert at Nina Jo's place 
Contact Nina Jo for RSVPs: ninajosmith@gmail.com
 
 
NOV                   Wanna host a House or Yard Concert?
DEC                    Open dates in October and beyond.
Ongoing Monthly Stuff At The Mudpuddle, The Woodshed, Etc: 
 
Ongoing Monthly 2nd Thursday Songwriter Group at The Mudpuddle Shop, 7pm:
"Works In Progress" $12-15 sliding. Share tunes and ideas, write new songs or revive old ones. This is mainly a "peer to peer" Mudpuddle Shop gathering for song sharing and feedback, but we also try monthly song challenges, techniques, prompts, 'workshop' content. Open to anyone, and all levels. Members of West Coast Songwriters Association do get a discount. Early arrivals can mingle some. 7pm we start swapping songs. Commuters arrive/leave as needed. Bring a few extra lyrics sheets if possible. CD of song is also ok if you don't want to perform yourself. BYO. (510) 794 9935  info@michaelmcnevin.com  
  
 
Ongoing Outside of Niles:
Monthly 4th Thursday Songwriting Group at The Woodshed in Los Gatos, $20 donation.
Woodshed is located inside Keith Holland Guitars store, lots going on! 
16905 Roberts Rd  Los Gatos, CA 95032  408.395.0767    www.woodshed.org
 
 
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For RSVPs, Workshops, Lessons, Questions, Directions:
The Mudpuddle Shop 
37433 Niles Blvd Fremont, CA 94536 
(510) 794-9935 
info@michaelmcnevin.com
www.michaelmcnevin.com 
www.facebook.com/mudpuddlemusic

Any open dates through 2015 can become a house concert. Host one! Pretty easy, a group of friends and neighbors get together in a decent sized living room, pretend you're at a venue, but you don't have to fight for parking or pay a lot of money for drinks and food. Intimate and fun, the bread and butter of most of the songwriters touring. Write info@michaelmcnevin.com, or call 510 794-9935, or say hi on the facebook page to set one up. 

Hello friends near and far, here are some gigs coming in Spring '15 and beyond. Two weeks of Denmark and Sweden gigs coming through Mid May. A quick look festival list into Summer & Fall so you can plan to get away this year. And some local gigs in between. Likely some August Chicago area gigs to be scheduled, venues TBA. If you have friends or family in Scandinavia, please connect, I've never been there! Have a terrific muddy year. 


Love & safe travels

~ Michael 

 

Updated Summer/Fall tour schedule, from late June to Mid Sept 2015:


Sun June 28th - Grass Valley CA 
151 Union Square Wine Bar 

July 4th Weekend - Quincy CA 
High Sierra Music Festival 

Wed July 8th - Niles, CA 
Songwriter Cobill w/ "The Better Halves" & Mindy Dillard 

Fri July 10th  - Paso Robles CA 
Yard Concert at Tim's place 

Sat July 11th - Carpinteria CA 
Palm Loft Gallery 

Sun July 12th - Pasadena CA 
Old Oak Cellars "Cellar Sessions"

Sun July 12th - Newhall, CA 
Yard Concert at Alan's place. 

July 17-18-19  -  Navarro, CA 
Redwood Ramble Music Festival at Camp Navarro Park

Thurs July 23rd  - Monterey, CA 
Bay Park Hotel / Safari Club Stage  
831-235-7662  1425 Munras Ave  $10  

Fri July 24th - Niles CA 
Mudpuddle Shop Concert w/ Coddy Nuckols, Corrina Carter, others. 
Sun July 26th - Napa, CA 
"Porchfest"  afternoon sets and sitting in 

Sat Aug 1st - Fremont CA 
Fremont Festival Of The Arts. Main Stage 1:30-3pm
McNevin & The Spokes, Free. Art & wine all over downtown. 

Sat Aug 1st - Hayward, CA 
Private Yard Concert 

Sun Aug 2nd - Niles, CA 
Mudpuddle Shop Spoken Word w/ Chris Chandler & Sara Mithra 

Sun Aug 2nd - Niles, CA 
Private Yard Concert 

Thurs Aug 6th - Niles CA 
Mudpuddle Shop Show w/ the LA-based "FourGettables" 
(feat Stan DeWitt, Nathan Conn, Mark Alcatti, & a guy named Ted)

Fri Aug 7th - Vaparaiso Indiana 
Cobill House Concert w/ McNevin & Laurie McClain 

Sat Aug 8th - Chicago, or outskirts 
House Concert around Chicago or Indiana (TBA)

Sun Aug 9th - Evanston, IL 
(Tentative opener for Willie Porter) 

Aug 20-25 - Maui & Kawaii 
House Concerts on both islands

Sat Sept 5th - Livermore, CA 
Wente Winery Front Porch Festival 

Sept 11-12-13 - South Padre Island, TX 
Surf & Music Festival on Padre Island (still working on it, Tentative)

Sept 18-19-20  - Coloma, CA 
American River Music Festival 

 

 

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McNevin & The Spokes 2015 Music Festival Season (so far) - plan ahead and pack your tents.

4/25 - Two Day Town on Lake Del Valle in Livemore
www.twodaytown.com 
McNevin & The Spokes on the Main Stage Sat Afternoon, 1:45pm. Always the last weekend of April 

5/27 - Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. 
www.kerrville-music.com 
A Wed Night 5/27 Threadgill stage "Sundown Concert" Cobill with Eric Schwartz. In the Texas Hill Country, on the Quiet Valley Ranch about 10 miles outside of Kerrville. 

7/2-5 - The High Sierra Music Fest in Quincy CA 
www.highsierramusic.com 
Above Chico, in Quincy, CA. This is a long running multi-stage music extravaganza. McNevin & The Spokes do a Vaudeville Tent set, probably a "Late Night Cantina", and maybe a family show?

7/16-19 - The Redwood Ramble in Navarro (In the redwoods by Mendocino). 
www.redwoodramble.com 
NOTE: Adult tickets to the 2015 Redwood Ramble are now SOLD OUT, however teen and kids tickets are still available. 

9/18-20 American River Music Festival in Coloma, CA 
http://www.americanrivermusic.org 
8 miles from Placerville on highway 49, a wonderful fest on the river. McNevin & McClellan do aSongwriter Showcase slot Fri Night, McNevin & a cafe gig Sun morn in town w/ The Spokes, and a songwriter workshop somewhere in the mix.

 

Anybody have friends in beautiful Denmark & Sweden? Doing a small boatload of songwriting, songwriter concerts, with songwriter friends next week through mid May. Starts with a Thursday April 30 House Concert in Copenhagen DK at writer  Ann-Sofie Rørsgaard's place. Sat May 2nd is solo afternoon gig at H10 Cafe in Visby SE on the island of Gotland (in the Baltic Sea). Same Sat Evening of May 2nd is a cobill concert in Visby with Eva HilleredAnnika Fehling, and Brett Perkins, at Nunnan Pub. Sunday May 3rd starts a week-long songwriters retreat, south of Visby, Gotland Listening Room International Songwriters Retreat, I'll be one of two US guest writers, along with old pal Melissa Greener. Retreat leaders Brett, Eva, and Annika are the brains behind this amazing week of writing together (could be a short notice slot or two left for local writers in the region?) There is a retreat concert on May 9th also - check the listening room site for that info. Monday May 11th I shoot north to Stockholm with songwriters Maria Blom and Annika Fehling for a midweek "Sandwich Tour", mostly around Stockholm, includes an old town venue, a prison, a castle, and a songwriting workshop. May 14th I visit Sweden's southwest coast for a cobill House Concert in Gothenburg with Sofia Ekberg. May 15th is the last concert, back in Copenhagen for a House Concert at Annette Bjergfeldt's place. Write me, or ask the highlighted friends above, and venues below, for more details. And here's the FB link to the songwriter retreat: https://www.facebook.com/ gotlandlisteningroomretreat

A more orderly Scandinavia recap below, plus more gigs into the Summer & Fall. 

Thur April 30 - Copenhagen, DK
- Solo House Concert at Fie's place  
https://www.facebook.com/ events/358117251061316/
RSVP with Ann-Sofie Rørsgaard on FB. 

Sat May 2 - Visby SE (daytime)
- Solo Afternoon gig at "H10 Cafe"
Hästgatan 10B, 621 57 Visby, Sweden
+46 498 21 22 10
On Gotland Isle in Baltic Sea.

Sat May 2 - Visby, SE (evening) 
Living Room Songwriters night at Nunnan Pub, 8pm
- Evening Cobill in Visby w/ Annika, Eva, Brett, Mike  
www.nunnan.com/

Sun To Sun May 3rd-10th - Gotland Isle in SE
- Listening Room Songwriters Retreat
www.facebook.com/ gotlandlisteningroomretreat ?fref=ts 
&  www.listeningroomretreats. com 
& brettperkinsdk@gmail.com

Sat May 9 - Gotland, SE 
- Listening Room Songwriter Retreat Concert 

Tues May 12 - Ekerö, Sweden (daytime) 
Kaggeholm Songwriting Workshop. 

Tues May 12 - Stockholm, SE (evening) 
- "Stampen" in Old Town Stockholm w/ Annika & Maria. 
www.stampen.se 

Wed May 13 - Stockholm, SE (daytime) 
- Mariefred Prison gigs w/ Maria & Annika

Wed May 13 - Ekerö, Sweden (evening) 
- Castle Of Kaggeholm w/ Maria & Annika 

Thurs May 14 - Gothenburg, SE 
- House Concert Cobill at friends of Sofia Ekberg

Fri May 15 - Copenhagen, DK
- House Concert at Annette Bjergfeldt's place.
More stuff coming up in Spring/Summer/Fall in CA, TX, & Beyond: 
5/17  - 11am-1pm slot at Los Altos Music and Art Festival.  Georgi & Rough Week follow us! 

5/21-15 - Spring Strawberry at Nev City Fairgrounds happens Memorial Day Weekend, stay tuned on if I'm going, playing, or just hanging out. 

5/27 - Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. 
www.kerrville-music.com 
A Wed Night 5/27 Threadgill stage "Sundown Concert" Cobill with Eric Schwartz. In the Texas Hill Country, on the Quiet Valley Ranch about 10 miles outside of Kerrville.  

6/11-15  -  SummerSongs Camp in Cambria. about 60 people and 7-8 teachers get completely immersed in this coastal camp on the Pacific Ocean. Attend as a writer and a player. 

6/19-21  - SOLD OUT. San Diego "Wine and Song" Campout, 75 people attend, a pool and camping scene at a winery, showcases etc. Many of the SummerSongers are going, and some of the SD stalwarts. It's probably sold out by now, but worth a mention. 

7/2-5 - The High Sierra Music Fest in Quincy CA 
www.highsierramusic.com 
Above Chico, in Quincy, CA. This is a long running multi-stage music extravaganza. McNevin & The Spokes do a Vaudeville Tent set, probably a "Late Night Cantina", and a couple afternoon family shows.

7/16-19 - The Redwood Ramble in Navarro (In the redwoods by Mendocino). 
www.redwoodramble.com 
NOTE: Adult tickets to the 2015 Redwood Ramble are now SOLD OUT, however teen and kids tickets are still available. 

9/18-20 American River Music Festival in Coloma, CA 
http:// www.americanrivermusic.org/ 
8 miles from Placerville on highway 49, a wonderful fest on the river. McNevin & McClellan do a Songwriter Showcase slot Fri Night, McNevin & The Spokes do a cafe gig Sun morn in town, and a songwriter workshop somewhere in the mix too I think.


 
Mudpuddle Music
info@michaelmcnevin.com
www.michaelmcnevin.com
www.facebook.com/mudpuddlemusic 
 
Winner of the Kerrville New-folk award in Texas.
6-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters Association "Song Of The Year".
Performing Songwriter Magazine as a Top 12 "DIY Artist Of The Year". 
Nominated Artist of the Year by the National Academy Of Songwriters. 
Winner of the NARAS/WCS SF Chapter "Unplugged Unsigned" competition. 
Grand Prize winner of the WCS International Song Contest. 
Winner of the Napa Valley and Spokane WA New-folk competitions. 
3rd place awards at Telluride & Rocky Mountain Folks Fest troubadour competitions.
Etch A Sketch artist of some renown (not kidding). Featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox. 
Owner of the The Mudpuddle Shop; a hive for concerts, jams, workshops. 
Etch A Sketch drawings hang proudly on the shop walls, waiting for an earthquake.


For gigs in Niles, visit The Mudpuddle Shop 
Concerts, jams, songwriting workshops, Etch A Sketch Art. 
37433 Niles Blvd   Fremont CA  94536 
Shop Concert Line (Msgs Only): (510) 794-9935 

Get Muddy.  ~  Michael


2015 is off and running.
House and Yard