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 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)
" 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
'Grass, country, a bit of rock & roll, and a fiery show -- 3 Fox
Drive blends it all into a unique, deeply satisfying experience.
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.
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!
1110 S. Bascom Ave.,
San Jose, CA 408-297-9151
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
$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.
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
1:00 pm jam session
1:30 pm - Richard Greene teaches the KidFiddle youth fiddle
3:00 pm - Richard Greene in concert, accompanied by Larry Chung
Admission: $12; 16 and under are free. KidFiddle cost: $5.
July 13-15: GOOD OLD FASHIONED BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL -
Bolado Park , Highway 25, eight miles south of Hollister
25 regional bands; tickets now on sale