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3Fox Drive (3/24), Clarridges House Concert (3/8), Richard Greene (4/1)

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    Redwood Bluegrass Associates proudly presents A Breath of Fresh Bluegrass Air with WHO: 3 Fox Drive (with workshops
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2007
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      Redwood Bluegrass Associates proudly presents

      A Breath of Fresh Bluegrass Air with

      WHO: 3 Fox Drive (with workshops before the concert)
      WHEN: Sat., March 24 - Doors open: 7 pm; showtime: 8 pm
      WHERE: First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View
      1667 Miramonte Ave. (at Cuesta Dr.), Mt. View
      TICKETS: $15/advance, $18/day of show
      Half-price for teens, free for under-13 and music students

      TO GET TICKETS:
      - On Web from TicketWeb; use link on www.rba.org
      - By mail: RBA, P.O. Box 390515, Mountain View, CA 94039. Please
      enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your
      check or money order, and please indicate which RBA concert you
      wish to attend.
      - In-person: Tickets are available at Gryphon Stringed Instruments,
      211 Lambert St., Palo Alto.

      INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS: http://www.rba.org, 650-691-9982

      WORKSHOP INFORMATION (See below)

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      " 3 Fox Drive announces their readiness to take their place among
      the very elite groups in Bluegrass and Americana . Like genre-
      blurring Alison Krauss and Nickel Creek, 3 Fox Drive begins rooted
      in Bluegrass and expands those boundaries to something more. If
      someone asks you about the next big thing in Bluegrass -- or maybe
      even mainstream Country (as the better Bluegrass acts cross over in
      popularity, and this one seems destined to) -- the best
      answer I know of right now is 3 Fox Drive ."
      - Mark J. Fowler, amazon.com

      It was more than ten years ago that RBA first presented the core of
      this band — Kim and Joel Fox, then known as The Fox Family — at an
      IBMA Regional Conference. Kim's original songs, those sibling
      harmonies, and Joel's banjo playing combined to win them a national
      following in the 1990s.

      After relocating to Nashville , they've joined forces with like-
      minded musicians: the Bay Area's own Megan Lynch (fiddle, vocals;
      multiple national fiddle champion, member of Due West, Cabin Fever,
      the Jim Hurst Band); Byron House (bass; bands of Sam Bush, Emmylou
      Harris, Dolly Parton, Jerry Douglas, Jorma Kaukonen, and Mark
      O'Connor); and mandolinist Wayne Benson
      (longtime member of IIIrd Tyme Out, now with the John Cowan Band).

      3 Fox Drive 's lead vocalist and guitar player, Kim Fox, captivates
      listeners with her strong and expressive voice as well as her from-
      the-heart original songs, including the #1 national bluegrass
      single, "The Dream." She has been nominated several times as Female
      Vocalist of the Year for both IBMA and SPGBMA, and won an IBMA award
      for her part on the Rebel Records recording, Follow Me Back To The
      Fold (2001 Recorded Event of the Year).

      The last two years have shown rapid growth for 3 Fox Drive . The
      band has performed three times on the Grand Ole Opry, including a
      performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium. They've been
      nominated for IBMA Emerging Artist, and were part of the 2006 IBMA
      Album of the Year, Celebration of Life.

      Their debut album, Listen To The Music, blends country and rock &
      roll with bluegrass, and has spent time on both the Billboard and
      Bluegrass Unlimited charts. Great American Country (GAC) featured
      the video for the single, "This Little House of Mine," for over a
      year. As Hybrid Music's Embo Blake writes: "For fans of the
      newgrass revival of the past few years, 3 Fox Drive is certainly
      talented and creates hope for a continuation of the traditional
      aspects of the music within the expanding genre. Excellent songs
      based on experience and heartfelt emotion create the perfect
      underpinning for the group's instrumental virtuosity and finesse at
      arranging."

      'Grass, country, a bit of rock & roll, and a fiery show -- 3 Fox
      Drive blends it all into a unique, deeply satisfying experience.

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      WORKSHOPS BEFORE RBA CONCERT
      Conducted by 3 Fox Drive band members:
      - Band workshop, conducted by Kim & Joel Fox
      - Fiddle Workshop, conducted by Megan Lynch
      - Mandolin Workshop, conducted by Wayne Benson

      - Workshops will be conducted from 6:15 to 7:00 pm at the
      First Presbyterian Church next to the concert hall.
      - Donation to band is $10 per workshop attendee

      Workshop seating is limited. Reserve a place at one of the workshops
      by writing to rbanews@... or calling 650-691-9982.

      Be sure to specify which workshop you would like to attend.
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      OTHER SOUTH BAY BLUEGRASS EVENTS OF INTEREST:

      BLUEGRASS AT Sam's Bar-B-Que
      The best in Bay Area bluegrass every Tuesday & Wednesday- 6 to 9 p.m.
      Sidesaddle, Diana Donnelly & Yes Ma'ams, Bean Creek, Carolina
      Special, Cabin Fever, Jake Quesenberry & the MacRae Brothers
      The best bar-b-que in the Bay Area- all the time!

      Sam's Bar-B-Que
      1110 S. Bascom Ave.,
      San Jose, CA 408-297-9151

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      March 8 (7:00 pm): house concert in Mountain View -
      The Clarridge Fiddlers (Tristan and Tashina) with Ben Krakauer

      - Tristan is the youngest person ever to win the Grand National
      Fiddling Championships, the first of four such titles. An inventive
      cellist, he currently tours with Darol Anger's Republic of Strings ,
      and has appeared with Cape Breton 's Natalie MacMaster.
      - Tashina, the 2005 Grand National Fiddle Champion, has performed at
      Carnegie Hall as part of Edgar Meyer's Young Artists program,
      and has toured with Mark O'Connor.
      - Ben Krakauer played banjo in and was a founding member of acoustic
      quintet Old School Freight Train, which toured with David Grisman
      throughout 2005 and 2006

      http://www.clarridgefiddlers.com
      http://www.myspace.com/benkrakauer1

      $20.00 suggested donation includes beverages and snacks at
      intermission. 12 and under - suggested donation half price.
      E-mail < azacanti@... > or phone 650-965-7936 for
      information, reservations, and directions.

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      April 1 (1-5 pm): Richard Greene at the monthly gathering of the
      Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association, Hoover Middle School,
      Naglee & Park St., San Jose (http://www.scvfa.org)
      - Richard Greene first attained prominence with Bill Monroe & the
      Bluegrass Boys in 1966 as one of Monroe 's first "northern" band
      members, was part of the influential bluegrass band, Muleskinner,
      and co-founded (with Peter Rowan) the revolutionary folk-rock group,
      Seatrain. His many solo releases on Rounder, Sierra, and Rebel, are
      highly acclaimed, and he's become one of the country's most
      respected teachers.
      http://www.richardgreene.net
      1:00 pm – jam session
      1:30 pm - Richard Greene teaches the KidFiddle youth fiddle
      workshop
      3:00 pm - Richard Greene in concert, accompanied by Larry Chung
      Admission: $12; 16 and under are free. KidFiddle cost: $5.

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      July 13-15: GOOD OLD FASHIONED BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL -
      Bolado Park , Highway 25, eight miles south of Hollister
      25 regional bands; tickets now on sale
      http://www.scbs.org/GOF2007/GOF07Home.htm

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