A Few Brews & A Banjo
Saturday June 22, 2013
(Stay tuned for updated 2013 information!)
Come spend a sunny summer afternoon sitting among friends alongside the north fork of the Feather River under cottonwood trees. Sip on a tasty micro-brewed beer with a tri-tip sandwich. Enjoy Bluegrass & Americana Music. Watch children dance and play. This is not only great fun, you are helping to raise for local high school music and drama programs.
Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong
A marvel of musical ingenuity, showman extraordinaire Sourdough Slim and string instrument wizard Robert Armstrong joyously rekindle the country blues, western classics, vintage jazz and string band repertoire of pre-WWII America. A fast-paced performance of music and humor that showcases their seasoned gift for connecting with audiences. Whether capturing the haunting refrain of a Jimmie Rodgers blue yodel or swinging out a hot novelty number, everyone gets caught up in the fun these two cut-ups have on stage. Long time fans will remember them as founding members of two of California's favorite acoustic combo's, "8th Avenue String Band" and "R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders." Between them they share a provocative array of period instruments including: flat-top guitar, national steel guitar, baritone and soprano ukulele, musical saw, accordion, six-string banjo and harmonica.
Well-traveled veterans of stages ranging from Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Center to The Strawberry Music Festival, The National Cowboy Gathering and Prairie Home Companion, these modern day vaudevillians capture a sound and moment in time that consistently delights fun loving music fans of all walks of life.