Hello friends near and far, here are some February gigs in CA and beyond. Have a great month and a terrific muddy year.
Love & safe travels
Thur Feb 12th 7-8pm On-The-Air
Santa Clara, CA -- Live on KKUP 91.5FM. Show at 7pm, I'm on at 7:15 for a 40 minute visit of songs and interview. People at home or in cars in Fremont, South Bay, and Monterey, get pretty easy reception. No streaming of the show a the moment, you'll have to tune the old fashioned radio. It's the weekend Marathon Kickoff, listen all weekend to this all listener supported juggernaut. Houston Jones Band also goes on, right after me.
Fri Feb 13th 6-9pm
Niles, CA - Valentine's Day gig at The Vine in Niles - 6-9pm in the sandbox in back as part of the "Love Bites" scene there. I'm singing mostly love songs I suppose? It may be sold out in front, not sure, but the back may have flexibility. Lovebirds can visit www.thevineinniles.com and see what's up for available seating.
Sat Feb 14th 7-10pm
Berkeley, CA - There's a mulit-act music thing going on at the Monkey House in Berkeley, the brain child of pal Ira Marlowe. 7-10pm. I hope to visit after I hang in Oakland with a guy named Charlie who's turning 82. Berkeley/Oakland Peeps have an interesting fun little private venue to discover in the Monkey House. Research and contact Marlowe privately, limited seating, by RSVP only.
Sun Feb 15th 2-5pm
Niles, CA - Afternoon Mudpuddle Pickin' Party with McNevin & The Horribles, plus special guest feature by Juliet Gobert from Nevada City. This is a semi-regular jam/swaps/features thing on occasional Sundays. Juliet Gobert is an amazing voice and songwriter from Nevada City. No RSVPs required, BYO, 2-5pm at The Mudpuddle Shop. First come first served for rocking chairs. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA 94536 (510) 794-9935 if you're lost.
Sun Feb 15th 8-10pm
Fremont, CA - There is a new open mic at Mojo Lounge, fun, all acoustic. Just getting it off the ground, songwriter Martin Murray is the OM Host and Bartender there. Any songwriters and/or acoustic cover players can crash it and support it so it becomes a healthy Sunday Night venue for us all. Juliet Gobert is also crashing that one if you miss her at the puddle. Do the puddle, do dinner, then pop over to Mojo Lounge in Fremont on Peralta Blvd. 7:30 sign up.
Mon Feb 16th. 7:30-10:30
Hayward, CA. A one set feature at Jim Safer's monthly open stage. Jim does a 1/2 hour set at 7:30, McNevin is on at 8pm for a 40 minute set, then about 8:45 the open stage sign ups take over. Sign ups are at 7:30. Juliet Gobert will again crash that one, as will a whole gang of friends in this long running open mic of Jim's. Monday is also a holiday, so live a little!
Some Other Stuff Coming UP:
2/20 - LEAF Benefit at The Edison Theater in Niles. "Sandlot Concert & Picture Show" - playing with Patrick McClellan, Nate Fredrick, and other "Spokes" and special guests. Includes a showing of Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp", which was filmed in Niles. www.nilesfilmmuseum.org
3/16 - 8-10pm. JC Turner Presents "Acoustic Bistro" in SF. KC Turner Presents "Acoustic Bistro", a songwtiter Co-Bill at Osteria 3277 Sacramento Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 771-5030 https://www.facebook.com/acousticbistro NOTE: fans/friends, guarantee your seating by making a dinner reservation at Osteria by calling (415) 771-5030
3/20 - Kerrville, TX. Music At The Mansion" concert series. Schreiner Mansion 226 Earl Garrett Kerrville, TX 78028 more info at Kerrville Folk Festival PO Box 291466 Kerrville, TX 78029 830/257-3600
3-? Sometime in March, a gig at the new Danville Music stage (Danville Music is owned by old pal Greg Kennedy). there is a beautiful 50-seater in the store, you should see the lighting, omg. McNevin & McClellan as the inaugural songwriter concert :-) More info to come, or write me.
Sometime in March, Dates are TBA: Mudpuddle Cobill w/ either Teresa Tudury, and another one with Stevie Coyle. Ok, they may get pushed to April, I'm just trying to get myself thinking ahead here. One or the other artist will do one or the other dates, pending availability/confirming. Might slide in a different opener, or do the opener myself.
4/4 - Band Gig at Bosco's in Sunol. 9-Midnight. Gonna get a quartet together
4/10-12 - 3-Day weekend of house concerts in Santa Barbara/LA area. One is already confirmed North of LA at Coddy Nichol's place.
4/25 - Two Day Town!! McNevin & The Spokes are on the Main Stage Sat Afternoon :-) www.twodaytown.com
4/28-5/16 - I'm touring in Denmark & Sweden First 2 weeks of May, and I'm the featured 'Guest Writer' for a weeklong songwriter retreat put on by Brett Perkin's Presents. Those details are also being sorted, but most the dates are spoken for!
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.
5/21-June 8 is Kerrville Music Festival - I think I'm going, stay tuned on any potential shows associated with this granddaddy of songwriters festival in the Texas Hill Country (its 18 days long!)
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. My Dad might even go for a couple days to dip his toe in it this time. He's got a guitar now, learning chords the last two weeks :)
6/19-21 - 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 - "Might" hit the High Sierra Music Fest July 4th Weekend. No idea if I'll have a stage slot or not, but I think I'm going to camp and jam. Stay Tuned, if we get booked it'll be a trio or band type thing, but could also land an acoustic stage, possibly a kids show, or Etch A Sketch thingy?
7/11 - Another band gig at Bosco's in Sunol, CA 9-midnight.
7/16-19 - Playing the Redwood Ramble again!! This is a small beautiful Americana Festival up in Navarro CA, about 20 miles from the Mendocino Coast, deep in the redwoods. This is their 2nd year, it's already a fave!! www.redwoodramble.com
8/6 - Livermore Library "Kids' Campfire Sing-A-Long" in the works, indoors I assume, but not sure exactly, maybe it's outside?
9/18-20 American River Music Festival is ON! Looks like a songwriter showcase slot Fri Night, plus a cafe gig Sun morn in town, and a songwriter workshop somewhere in the mix too. We'd be camping with Pam and Charlie at Lotus :-). Jamming late around the fire :-)
9/26 and/or 9/27 - 5th annual Niles Music Festival, Sponsored by LEAF Garden. It might be two days, or just one. Stay tuned, but the funding is looking good, and the festival permits are in place!
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.