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Here's a rough list of Fall 2017 gigs coming up, still booking Fall and Winter. Local stuff, festivals, a songwriting award, and a tour to Sweden! To host a house concert, yard concert, or if you have a club or hall somewhere, would love to play your town -

Sept 1 & 2
Strawberry Music Festival in Tuolumne, CA
McNevin & McCellan play two shows and do two songwriting workshops, check the schedule for the full on blast this festival is. Amazing musicians everywhere around camp, a life changer for me back in 2003, always a joy to return.

Sept 8-10, 2017. 37th Annual West Coast Songwriters Conference in SF.

"Cradle To Grave" won "Song Of The Year"! The 37th Annual West Coast Songwriters Conference is this weekend in SF at the Holiday Inn at Fishermans Wharf. "Cradle To Grave" was one of three songs chosen as grand finals winners for "Song of the Year", competitors over a year's time from Portland to Hollywood. The other winners are Mira Goto and Laurin Hunter, and we perform our songs at the Sat Night Sunset Concert, along with the many hit writers from Nashville, LA, and elsewhere populating the conference, the Saturday show, and the industry panels. Songwriters in the SF Bay or within drive shot of the bay, there are Tons of publishers and industry leaders there for all the attendees - pitch your songs for film, TV, album projects, and take in the many seminars about the songwriting biz. There's also a Friday gathering at a local bar, meet and greet of the industry guests and attendees.  

Sept 17, Mudpuddle Shop Jam, 2-5pm. Casual. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. Pop in anytime. NO RSVP, drop $ in the baskets for the shop rent. 

Sept 22-24. A house boat concert weekend, 2nd annual. It's private, but if YOU also have a houseboat, or just a house, I'll play in your living room or on the roof with the beach chairs!

Friday Sept 29. Glenn Campbell Tribute Night at The Makeout Room in SF. LOTS of friends on the bill for this one, each doing a Glenn song, honoring one of country music's most beloved figures. RIP Glenn you will be missed! 

Sun Oct 1. Mudpuddle Shop Jam, as an extra excuse it's Sara Glaser's birthday, come one come all. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. 

Sun Oct 8. Chouinard Winery in Palomares Canyon, off Niles Canyon. 20th year celebration of Alameda Creek Alliance, the bash includes food, wine, and music by McNevin & The Spokes. As of this writing, 10 seats remain for the food price ($50), but we're likely going to open it up to wine and music only attendees for a $20 donation. Stay tuned and bug McNevin about it if you want to come.  

Oct 16-19, playing in Yosemite, a private campground and songwriting party. 

Oct 20-22, at EveryFolk campout gathering in Ben Lomond, CA. Music, camping, sharing time in the redwoods. 

Wed Oct 25. Pacifica, CA. "The Bruce Latimer Show" airs once a month nowadays, this will be one of many appearances over the years. I lovingly refer to him as Johnny Carson on acid. He has hosted almost, or over, 1000 shows in several decades, always featuring two live music guests, with interviews, along the lines of a regular talk show. He even does a monologue. Airs live on cable channel 8 in Pacifica then it gets repeated. Tune in live that night, or watch the syndicated airings as it makes the rounds to other participating NoCal entertainment cable channels. 

Sun Oct 29. Niles, CA. Antsy McClain of "The Trailer Park Troubadours" comes to downtown Niles for a show at The Mudpuddle Shop. Antsy is a great performer and writer, lives in Nashville. McClain and McNevin play short sets, swap tunes, back each other up. Mostly McClain, some of McNevin, and a likely 'after jam'. Haven't settled on a time yet, might do the daytime thing of 2-5pm, or a bit later, 5pm show into a jam as it gets dark. This'll be a good one. $20 admission. Will likely sell out, get your seats early - 

Sat Nov 4. Emerald Hills, CA. Playing above Woodside, in the hills at Roger & Donna's place. It's a private house concert, will likely sell out. If they don't already have the place filled, email Mike and see about attending.  

Nov 17-27. On tour in Sweden! Stockholm, Visby, Gothenburg. Lots of cobills with Sweden friends, dates and exact cobills TBA. if you're curious and/or know folks over the pond who'd like to come to a show. 



The Summer was a blast! On with the Fall :)

usic Lovers north, south, east, west, and over the coocoo's nest. More gigs in SoCal and NoCal, and a few more in Washington, Idaho, and Nevada. July and August is busy in Niles too. "At a Glance" list is below (but I'm behind on Facebook event pages and all the addresses and RSVP emails to come to the show. Just bug me a little if you want details to one show or another. Get Muddy! 

~ Michael.

McNevin July/Aug Gigs at a Glance 

June 24. Paradise Valley, NV. Paradise Valley Saloon. 8pm 

     …  ID/NV Border. Sat Steak Night. Play cowboy songs, or else. 

June 29. Stanley, ID. Concert at Nancy Cassidy’s on the Salmon River. 

     … plus Severin Browne, Jen Hajj, Ed Tree, Susan Reeves, Arturo Tello, Mark Fosson.  

July 1. Reno, NV. House Concert at Mike & Laura Santos’ place. 

     … Old Niles buds reunion, Mike S & Mike Mc go back to age 4. 

July 2. Colfax, CA. Dine & Dash Bar/Patio. 4-7pm 

     … McNevin & Freinds w/ Sandi & Skip, Juliet Gobert, others.  

July 3. Sierra Nevada CA? Somewhere in mountains, any ideas anyone? 

     … scoping out a show for Juliet Gobert & McNevin.

July 8. Niles, CA. Mudpuddle Shop Jam, 2-5pm. 

     … showcases, cameos, “Los Horribles” jam, come and play or listen. 

July 9. Niles Plaza Fest w/ McNevin & The Spokes & Others  

     … Lineup Incudes SEZU, The Collective, others. 

July 12. San Jose, CA. Art Boutiki, two song set for WCS song night.  

     … a semi-final slot for WCS 2017 “Song Of The Year”, finals are in August.

July 13-16. By Mendocino, at Camp Navarro. Redwood Ramble Fest. 

     … McNevin Fri Eve Set at 5:30, right before Hot Buttered Rum, Band Of Heathens. 

July 18. Niles, CA. Mudpuddle Shop w/ Laurie McClain (TN) & Barbara Nesbitt (SD) 

     … In The Round, San Diego and Nebraska invades Niles. 

July 22. Santa Rosa, CA. House Concert at John Roy Zat’s place. 

     …  a triple bill with Britta Lee Shain, Aireene Espiritu, McNevin. 

July 23. Niles, CA Mudpuddle w/ Britta Lee Shain (Julian, CA) & Daniel Boling (NM).  

     … In The Round, plus Britta shares her Bob Dylan book

July 29. Torrence, CA. 1st Annual Pomegranite Fest 

     … w/ host Angelica Oung, it’s on a farm, Mike plays and MC’s event. 

July 30. West LA. House Concert at Kaitlin Huwe’s place. 

      …  McNevin and Huwe and likely other cameos, a yard series. 

Aug 3. Niles, CA. Mudpudde Shop w/ Sofia Ekberg. 

     … Sofia is on tour from Gothenburg, Sweden! 

Aug 4 & 5. Monterey/Santa Cruz area. Two cobills with Sofia Ekberg. 

     … show details to come, McNevin joins Sofia on her CA tour.  

Aug 6. Niles, CA. Mudpuddle Shop afternoon jam & swap. 

     … stay tuned, tentative, but if date gells we’ll get muddy. 

Aug 9. South Pasadena. Wine & Song with Sofia Ekberg, others.. 

      … McNevin plays Host too while Brad’s away (it’s Brad’s birthday! Gonna celebrate it without him!).  

Aug 10.  In LA somewhere?
       … Looking for a Thursday gig or house concert. 

Aug 11 Pasadena, CA. Coffee Galllery Backstage.
       … Tentatively set for a show with Corrina Carter, TBA soon. 

Aug 12 Pasadena, CA. Levitt Pavillion Summer Concert Series
       … Opening for Dustbowl Revival, it’s a nice freebie on the grass

Aug 13. LA area somewhere? Santa Barbara? Button Willow?? 

      … looking for a Sunday afternoon show somehwere in SoCal

Aug 19. Olympia, WA. Annual Yard Fest at Steve and Rhenae’s place.
      … private residence, but open to the public, call/write for info. 

Aug 20. Olympia, WA. 

       … Another Private House Concert, write Mike for details. 

Aug 26-27. Niles, CA. Annual Niles Flea Market, all day Sat & Sun.
      … Mudpuddle Show? Niles porch jam? during & after the junk sale. 

Welcome to the Michael McNevin page for touring, recordings, songwriting, aka Mudpuddle Music. Touring, recording, songwriting stuff - scroll down for updates of upcoming shows in 2017. 

Get Muddy ~ Michael.  

Tues Nov 29th 7 PM - 9:30 PM. 
The Bazaar Cafe. 
5927 California St, San Francisco, CA 94121. 
(415) 831-5620. 
FB Event Page, please join and share: 
Cafe site: 
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!
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:
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:
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: 
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. 
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: 
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. 
Sun Dec 11th
Lost to the Auburn and Nevada City areas. 
Private house concert, contact me if you'd like to attend
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. 
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.




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.