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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 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 - The regular Facebook Page has spur of the moment stuff too - , and the old fashioned website is 
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
Sun Oct 6
Niles, CA - Mudpuddle Shop Concert 7:30
w/ Jonah Smith & Andy Stack from NY. $10-20
RSVP: (510) 794-9935 *
Thur Oct 10
Niles, CA -Mudpuddle Shop SongWriters Group 7pm
37433 Niles Blvd, Fremont CA 94536 $10-20 sliding
(510) 794-9935
Fri Oct 11 
Hayward, CA - The Bistro w/ Spokes & Horribles 8pm 
1001 B St. Hayward, CA 
Sat Oct 12
Livermore, CA - Livermore Art Walk - 2pm
All day music in front of Bankhead Theater
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
Sun Oct 13 
Saratoga, CA - Cinnabar Winery Winebar 2-4pm
Sun Oct 13 
Watsonville CA - Treasures Roadhouse 6-10pm 
Several acts, McNevin does the 8pm set
Wed Oct 16 
Emeryville, CA - "Celebrating Songwriters" at Strings 8pm 
w/ Maurice Tani & Caren Armstrong
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,
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
Sun Oct 20
Altadena, CA - Coffee Gallery Backstage 
Cobill w/ Tracy Newman & The Reinforcements
(626) 798-6236
Thur Oct 24
Los Gatos, CA - Woodshed Songwriter Group 7pm
$20. All levels, walk ups welcome. 
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
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
Sat Nov 2
Saratoga, CA - Cinnabar Winery 5:30-7:30
In The Mudd Room.
Sun Nov 3
SF, CA- House Concert at Nina Jo's place 
Contact Nina Jo for RSVPs:
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  
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
For RSVPs, Workshops, Lessons, Questions, Directions:
The Mudpuddle Shop 
37433 Niles Blvd Fremont, CA 94536 
(510) 794-9935

Any open dates near or far can become a house concert. Hosting one is pretty easy, invite a group of friends and neighbors to a decent sized living room, have a concert. Like a regular home get together, mingle, drinks, or maybe a potluck, at concert time, chairs are facing a corner of the room, have a set of music, a break for more eat/drink/visit, then another set. maybe a post concert song swap or jam with other musicians if it's that kind of crowd. Intimate and fun, the bread and butter of most of the songwriters touring. Write, or call 510 794-9935, or say hi on facebook to set one up. 


NoCal & SoCal w/ Pike, Michalowski, Colerick - in Murphys, LA, Covina, Niles.

Hey Mountain Folks and SoCal Folks
Four fun cobills coming up next two weekends in the central Sierra Nevada and down in LA -  at the Black Bart Theater in Murphys, Room 5 in LA, The Fret House in Covina, and a B&B barn in Niles. With good friends Patrice Pike & Wayne Sutton, Kim Michalowski & Steve Postell, Brad Colerick & Dale La Duke & Corinna Carter. Hear them at one or the other or the other gig, other friends likely sit in too. Details below, then pictures, then artist bios. 

Hope you can come, spread the mud!  ~ Mike 
Saturday, November 14th, 7:30 at Black Bart Theater in Murphys, CA. 
Patrice Pike & Wayne Sutton from Austin, McNevin & McNevin open. 
Sunday Nov 15th, 2pm - "Concert At The B&B" in Niles, CA
This Pike & McNevin cobill is almost sold out - RSVP ASAP
Fri Nov 20th, 8pm at "Room 5" in LA, CA
McNevin & Michalowski share the 8pm slot, Done by 9, then we eat. 
Sat Nov 21st, 7:30pm at The Fret House in Covina, CA
A songwriter Cobill in Covina with Brad Colerick
Details, Details Details: 
Sat, Nov 14th at 7:30 in Murphys at Black Bart Theater. Austin songwriting duo dynamo Patrice Pike & Wayne Sutton, with McNevin & McClellan duo opening. Award-winning Austin singer/songwriter Patrice Pike returns to the Bart. A special Mostly acoustic evening. 580 Algiers St Murphys, CA 95247 Doors open at 7pm. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Advance tickets available in Murphys at Sustenance, in Angels at Aeolian Harp, in Arnold at SNAC, and in Sonora at Live Oak Music. For online ticketing, go to The Black Bart Playhouse info phone is largely dormant between plays, so for more detailed questions/info, write Pride Wright directly Here's the business website for general info: 

Sun Nov 15th 2pm in Niles, CA. Songwriting dynamo Patrice Pike from Austin returns to Niles and she's bringing Texas guitar slinger Wayne Sutton with her as a duo. It's an outdoor cobill with local Americana duo McNevin & McClellan. This "Concert At The B&B" in Niles is at George & Gloria's place, corner of 3rd Street and I Street. Due to imclimate weather coming Sunday, we've moved it into the B&B Barn, with a seating cap of 75. It's likely going to sell out. Short notice walk-ups are welcome but ADV RSVP is your best bet - please contact Judy Gallegos at or (510) 541-9858 for adv tix and RSVPs. 

Fri Nov 20th, 8pm at "Room 5" in LA. McNevin & Michalowski share the 8pm slot, a 45 minute set, so don't blink. Also joined by friend and guitar slinger Steve Postell. Grabbing dinner downstairs AFTER the show is an option. Avoid the headache of commute hour traffic and eat after show, at Amalfi kitchen and bar. Room 5 is upstairs, Amalfi downstairs. Multiple acts per night, music before and after us. Walk-ups encouraged. No RSVP required, but a dinner RSVP might be wise if you plan on the dinner part of things. 143 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, California 90036 (323) 938-2504 
Lots of links, bio & info. Please "Share", "Invite" friend to the Facebook Event Page:

Sat Nov 21st 7:30pm in Covina at The Fret House. A songwriter Cobill in Covina with Brad Colerick and Michael McNevin. The Fret House is a venerable joint doing venerable stuff since 1969. "The Underground" basement stage of the Fret House is a well known, warm, eclectic concert space. A few of Brad & Michael's friends will be jumping up on stage for fun, should be a nice gang of musicians and friends down making mirth in the basement. 
Doors open at 7:30, shows start at 8 pm. 
Tickets are $15 at the door.
626-339-7020 ( 1-800-BET-FRET )
Located at 309 N. Citrus Avenue, Covina, CA 91723
Lots of bio & info to "Share". Please "Invite" friend to the Event Page here:
And here's the Fret House Events page:




McNevin on the road to SoCal Sept 23rd - 27th. Cobills with Kim Michalowski in Ojai & Santa Barbara. Backing Kim at Venice Beach's Abbot Kinney Fest, then down to San Diego for Acoustic Alliance ITRS with Jeff Berkley and a dozen others - get muddy.  Thurs in Ojai, Fri in Santa Barbara, Sun Morn in Venice Beach, Sun Eve in San Diego. 

Facebook Event Page w/ details:   

Thur Sept 24 in Ojai CA. 6-8pm  At Papa Lennons w/ Kim Michalowski. 

Fri Sept 25 - Santa Barbara, CA. 6-9pm

At Oreana Winery, Michael McNevin &  Kim A. Michalowski cobill. Suggested donation of $5 to $1Million is appreciated. (near the Santa Barbara Guitar Bar and two blocks from the Ocean) - 205 Anacapa St Santa Barbara CA. (805) 962-5857.

Sun Sept 27 - Venice Beach, CA 11am.

Sitting in on guitar for Kim's morning set at the Abbot Kinney Fest on the Andalusia Stage. Kim will have other players sitting in too. 200,000 people attend this thing. Get their early. Facebook Event Page with details: 

Sun Sept 27 - San Diego, CA - 6-10pm

Cathryn Beeks' "Listen Local" Acoustic Alliance Concert - 12 Writers doing "In The Round" sets. McNevin is in the last ITR at 8:45pm w/  Jeffrey Alan Berkley, Gayle Skidmore & Trent Hancock. Comfy ambiance at the "Grassroots Oasis" listening room. $6 cover or you can reserve a seat near the stage for $10. We encourage you to purchase your $6 or $10 ticket from your favorite performer. Pay McNevin via Paypal, and your name goes on the guest list. Or, buy direct from Cathryn at her site, which is also there to Support The "Listen Local Show" - --

McNevin & The Spokes - Wine, Mountains, & Mud 
Four More Sept 2015 Festivals for Day Trippers & Campers.

Wente Winery Front Porch Fest in Livermore - Sat Sept 5th
Strawberry Music Fest in Tuolumne - Labor Day Weekend
Americana Music at the Lake in Lodi - Sat Sept 12th 
American River Music Fest in Coloma - Sept 18th-21st 
Here's the deets: 
Sat Sept 5th, 11am - 9pm
The Wente Winery Front Porch Fest
McNevin & The Spokes play this Saturday at Wente, a stellar line up, two stages, seats 800-1000 max. Joining Michael are Patrick McClellan on upright bass and Nate Fredrick on snare and accordion. Also on the line up: Jackie Greene, Wolf Hamlin & The Front Porch Drifters, Kingsborough, Andre Thierry, Elliot Randall & The Deadmen, Garage Band Academy, McNevin & The Spokes The Carolyn Sills Combo, Suzanna Spring & The Surly Jack@asses, Night Harvest, and Rachel Rolleri. Indoor stage and an outdoor stage - we are indoors in the Barrell Room at 1:55 for a 40 minute set. 
More details:
Wente Vineyards Estate Tasting Room and Winery
5565 Tesla Road - Livermore, CA 94550 
Advance tickets: $35 and 12 years old & under $10. 
Day of Festival tickets: $45 at the door. 
12 years old & under ticket $10 at the door.
September 3rd - 7th
34th Annual Fall Strawberry Music Festival 
McNevin & The Spokes play on Sunday at 1pm at the Play Stage. 
Always on Labor Day Weekend, Strawberry now has BRAND NEW DIGS - inTuolomne, CA, 10 miles outside of Sonora. Main stage lineup includes: Brothers Comatose, Holly Williams, The Wood Brothers, Dead Winter Carpenters, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin w/ the Guilty Ones, The California Honeydrops, The T Sisters, Hannah Jane Kile, Keller William's Grateful Grass, and others. McNevin & The Spokes are on the "Play Stage", and follow the Zydeco Flames, and the always wonderful 9-noon Sunday Revival Show and kid's parade. Located at 17807 Tuolumne Rd, Tuolumne, CA 95379, at the historic "Westside" property in Tuolumne. 
Tickets here:
Tix also at Brown Paper Tickets:
OR Tix by telephone at 1 (800) 838-3006 - order 24/7.
Or, Order your tickets and get more information by calling the Strawberry office at (209) 984-8630.
Facebook Event Page:
Sat Sept 12th, 11am-5pm, in Lodi, CA. 
Americana Music At The Lake. Featuring: 
McNevin & The Spokes are on at 3:30pm, also on the lineup are Aireene Espiritu & The Rareties, Mondo Live, & Near Willow. This is a One0Day Festival At beautiful Lodi Lake Park. Adv Tix are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 6-17. Day Of Show is $25/$15. For Adv Tickets (209) 333-5550. Gates Open at 11am, Music Starts at Noon. For Exclusive RV and Tent Camping and Jamming Call (209) 405-0212 (there are about 25 RV slots there, it might be a jamming campfire scene if enough of us camp! I'll be car camping). Here's the FB Event Link To "Join", "Share", and "Invite" your friends:
Sept 18-21 in Coloma, CA 
9th Annual American River Music Festival 
McNevin & The Spokes play Fri Night and Sun Morn. 
The Spokes are Juliet Gobert, Homer Wills, and Patrick McClellan, maybe another camp picker too. Lineup includes: The Infamous Stringdusters, Dangermuffin, Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, McNevin & The Spokes, David Luning, David Myles, Spark and Whisper, Songs of the Fall, Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers, Achilles Wheel Duo, Songs of the Fall, The Love Choir, Moon Shiner, David Luning, Tamra Godey, A Thousand Years at Sea, and others. 
FB Event Page:
Festival Web Site:
Here's a quick look at other gigs from Mid-July through Mid-Sept, 2015. Below that is more of the same, splatting info here and there so you can go hear music here and there. 

July 16-19 - Navarro, CA - Redwood Ramble Fest 
July 23 - Monterey CA - Bay Park Hotel's Safari Lounge Series
July 26 - Napa CA - "Napa PorchFest" 100 houses w/ 200 acts! 
Aug 1 - Fremont CA - Fest Of the Arts, Noon. 
Aug 2 - Niles, CA - Mudpuddle Shop hosts Chandler & Benoit, Mithra, & Others
Aug 3 - Martinez, CA - Armando's Monday Songwriter Series, cobill w/ Dave Land. 
Aug 6 - Niles CA - Mudpuddle shop hosts "The FourGettables" from LA
            (feat Stan DeWitt, Nathan Conn, Mark Alcatti, & a guy named Ted)
Aug 9 -  Niles Plaza, 2-5pm, free McNevin & Spokes w/ Danny Click & The Hell Yeahs
Aug 11 - Niles, CA Songwriter Group at Mudpuddle Shop
Aug 12 - Pasadena, CA - Wine & Song Series w/ Brad Colerick & Others
Aug 14 - Newhall, CA - Songwriter Fest w/ Tall Men Group, & others 
Aug 15 - San Diego, CA - Java Joe's, Opening for Lisa Sanders 
Aug 13 or 16 - La Jolla, CA - House Concert at Carl & Laurenne's place
Aug 16 - LA, CA songwriter concert? - TBD. 
Aug 19-24 - Maui &/Or Kono - possible Island gigs.
Aug 28-30 - Annual Niles Flea Market!! come buy junk at my house… 
Sept 5 - Livermore, CA - Wente Winery Front Porch Fest 
Sept 11th - Lodi, CA - McNevin & McClellan in a Lodi Venue, TBD
Sept 12th - Lodi, CA - Americana Festival. Starts at Noon, McNevin & Spokes close it
Sept 18-21 - Coloma, CA - American River Music Fest (slots Fri eve & Sun morn)

Older Stuff… past dates, if you wonder what you missed :-) 

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