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Music Lovers north, south, east, west, and over the coocoo's nest. May gigs in SoCal and NoCal, and a great little festival at the end of May. San Diego to Red Bluff if you're around a corner, or, grab your tent and drive. Roadtripping with Dad for part of this, with a slew of other songwriter friends jumping into the lineups. The "SummerSongs" Song camp is also coming up in early June. Many of these gigs and fests include pretty cool RV-ing camping opportunities if you're inclined to tent, fly, drive. Stay late, or over night, on a river or a golf course or an apple orchard... cinderella story, at Augusta, to lead the pack... former greens keeper about to become, the masters champion.   

At a glance, the details are below. 
~ Michael.  

At a glance, the details are below. 
~ Michael.  

Wed May 10. Pasadena, CA. Wine & Song series w/ Sweet talk radio, and other guests. Golf at 5, music at 7pm, RV it over night with us in the course lot after show (My dad Jack is tripping down for that one too!) 

Thur May 11. San Diego, CA. Folkey Monkey w/ Joe Rathburn, originals plus a few songs from 1972. 7pm. 

Sat May 13. Julian, CA. 3-Act annual Yard Concert on Bill Porter's Beautiful spread. more RV and campfire action afterward, up in "Apple Country", an hour into the mountains outside of San Diego. 

Sun May 14. Pasadena, CA. "Cellar Sessions" mcnevin is hosting the 3pm cobill w/ Brad Colerick band, & Teresa Tudury, Maybe a cameo or two.

Wed May 17.    Niles, CA. Mudpuddle Shop Show w/ Espiritu, Crooks, & Yours Truly Michelle.  8pm
Thur May 18.   Berkeley, CA. The Monkey House. McNevin, Jackson, Blue. 7pm.
Fri-Mon May 26-29
WoodFlock Music Festival
In Red Bluff CA, on the Sacramento River. 
Detailed Details for the SoCal & NoCal shows:  

Wed May 10.   
Pasadena, CA. 
Wine & Song series. 
At Arroyo Seco golf course. (Not kidding, it's great) 
Walk Ups Welcome to this series, w/ Sweet talk Radio, McNevin, host Brad Colerick, and others. It's all about chemistry. Sweet Talk Radio is husband and wife team Kathrin Shorr and Tim Burlingame. This dynamic duo, based in Los Angeles, draws on the combination of Shorr's captivating vocals and Burlingame's lyrical guitar. Their music has earned them recurring spots on the iTunes Singer-songwriter chart and the ears of music supervisors on some of today's top TV shows. For singer-songwriter Mikael Pederson, music is a way to connect with the world and inspire those around him. An Oregon native, his music has drawn comparisons to John Mayer, James Taylor, and Ryan Adams. With hints of soul and blues driven guitar riffs, he adds vivid storytelling to create a compelling performance. We'll also hear some tunes from two very special guests  - Cynthia Carle and Michael McNevin. Gonna be a great one, friends! We're golfing at 5pm by the way (not kidding, it's on a cool retro 3-par golf course. get there by 5pm for tee time on 9 holes of it. McNevin's dad Jack, coauthor of "Hob Thrasher" will be there too, he shoots his age and he's 82! After the show quite a few writers (you're invited) will camp/RV in the parking over night, it's like a park. That also means breakfast in the course cafe and a possible back nine round for the diehard jammers and early risers.
Thur May 11.   
San Diego, CA. 7pm. 
Folkey Monkey series Cobill with Michael McNevin & Joe Rathburn. 
4780 Mission Gorge Place, Ste H, San Diego, CA 92120. 
Swapping originals, with a theme. - including a few old covers from 1972! Cool format. (one time we tossed in a few Pink Floyd tunes, another time we included some Creedence Clearwater). surprises, we don't even know what we're doing yet! great room, sound, and stage. Joe on guitar and vocals, and his trusty buddy Jeff Stasny on percussion too. Folkey, but it's a bit more than that. Plenty of room for Walk-Ups. $20 suggested. Open to the public, at "Vision" community church. 

more Info and Adv Tix here:
Here's the Folkey Monkey series web site:


Sat  May 13.    
Julian, CA. 
3-Act Concert on Bill Porter's "Wingdance" spread.  
Julian and San Diego! You're invited to a cool yard concert on friend and artist Bill Porter's property at the end of town in Julian, CA. Outdoors, probably 100 or so folks coming, for three acts. $15 for music, hotdogs and two kinds of wine, provided. Byo if you want anything else or want to BBQ something else of your choice. (hot dogs do also include the vegetarian variety). Gates at 4:30, food till 5:45, 6pm music. Three acts, with McNevin in the middle - Haywire, McNevin, Ezra Rose Band. "After jam" follows the concert, likely indoors in Bill's amazing wing shaped 'wing dance' hand crafted home. 
Walk Ups Welcome! 2954 " St. Julian CA 92036. 
RSVP/Info to:  Bill 760 765-0792, Juli 760 765-1642


Sun May 14.    
Pasadena, CA. 3pm. 
"Cellar Sessions" w/ Colerick, & Tudury, hosted by McNevin. 
Old Oak Cellars 2620 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107
From the desk of Brad: Hey Friends, I'm delighted to be playing a special Mother's Day show this Sunday afternoon with my band. We've slashed the ticket price down to $15 even though you would pay 3 times that price just to have a nice place like the barrel room at Old Oak Cellars to take your mom on her special day! Wine tasting starts at 3pm. In a little role reversal, my good pal Mike McNevin will host the show. The delightful Teresa Tudury will play a set at 3:45. Then Guillermo Guzmán, Tim Fleming and I will take the stage for an hour or so. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Light snacks are provided along with complimentary wine tasting. Bring something to share/enjoy with your wine if you like. $5 from each bottle sold goes to MusiCares. Dress warmly, the wines like it cold!

Wed May 17.    
Niles, CA. Mudpuddle w/ Espiritu, Crooks, Chappell. 
Hot Water Sessions - Soak in the Sounds of Sultry Americana with Aireene Espiritu, Deborah Crooks and Yours Truly, Michele. Michael McNevin helps us kick off our 5 day series of shows, Hot Water Sessions, at his sweet and lovely Mudpuddle Shop in historic Niles (old town district against the hills in Fremont, CA). Doors open 7:30p, Show 8pm, $15 - $20 Sliding donation. Seating limited to about 30 max, RSVP in advance is a good idea, but walk-ups are always welome to any open seats at showtime. RSVP with McNevin at, or at this FB event page with a comment and exact seats you want to hold. Here's the evnt link again to RSVP and invite & share with your hot water freinds:

Thur May 18.   
Berkeley, CA. Monkey House. McNevin, Jackson, Blue. 
You don't want to miss this show. Meshach Jackson & the Mere Modals, Mokai Blue, and Michael McNevin play a one-of-a-kind triple bill in Berkeley's Monkey House (owned by songwriter buddy Ira Marlowe, great listening space). Be part of a live recording for all 3 artists. $15 in adv, $18 at door. ALL TICKETS INCLUDE A RECORDING OF THE NIGHT.
Fri-Mon May 26-29
WoodFlock Music Festival
In Red Bluff CA, on the Sacramento River.   

Memorial Day Weekend me and Pat McCellan will be "Towing" the Airscreamer Guitar, the upright bass, the Sears Silvertone, the trusty Alvarez acoustic up north to Red Bluff Recreation Area. The the one and only Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours band run this family-friendly aluminum affair, they have the WHOLE park to themselves. Even your friendly dog is welcome to camp with us at this thing. A flock of about 300 "Flamingo-Heads" come from all parts to play tunes, camp, eat, make friends and share laughs. All inclusive, just bring a tent, or your canned ham trailer, or use the cabins (first come first serve), or go big with the numerous RV hookeups 100 yards away. Plenty of roofed lodging options five mins from festival site too, for the "Glampers". Kids under 12 are free with a paying adult. LOTS to do for the kids. Bring a pink flamingo lawn ornament if you got one, it's the rage. Another little factoid: Antsy actually called me out of the blue a few months back to join in the fun, not aware that I own a genuine Hard To Find special edition Epiphone/Gibson "Trailer Park Troubadours" Electric Guitar hanging on the Mudpuddle Shop wall (it's shaped like an Airstream, the hubcap is the volume knob, and his band name is on the headstock! Say what!? :-). 

WoodFlock festival web site:  
McNevin's Event Page, make a mini flamingo flock:  


1st-5th.  Cambria, CA. Teaching at SummerSongs West Camp. Pros, weekend diggers and writers, All levels of writers (even non-musicians can start from scratch at this wonderful place). 

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Fri  8 &9.   Boise, ID. House Concert at Cousin Joanne's place.

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.