Steven Bates and Friends at Hill House Inn on Saturday, April 2
House is happy to feature Steven Bates and friends for a Rock 'n'
Roll Dance Party on Saturday, April 2. You know that Steven will be
bringing that immense rocker energy that he is known for. He will be
joined by Jon Faurot, David Hayes and Ralph Humphrey. Come on out
for some fun with friends and neighbors!
Doors open at 6PM with full bar and bistro menu. Music starts at 7:30PM. $12 at the door. 937-0554
Lafe Crick - Progressive Bluegrass at Hill House on Saturday, April 9
Welcome back to Hill House Lāfe Crĭck, Progressive Bluegrass band from
the Mendocino coast. Band members are all veteran performing musicians,
mostly from the bluegrass world. You can hear the influences of Bill
Monroe, Bob Wills, Cake, David Grisman, Townes Van Zandt, John
Hartford, Jeff Beck, The Grateful Dead, Wayne Hancock, The Rolling
Stones, and many others in our music. Check out their music
Doors open at 6PM with full bar and bistro menu. Music starts at 7:30PM. $10 at the door. 937-0554.
Soul Survivors Dance Party at Hill House, Saturday April 16
The Soul Survivors bring their high energy dance music to the Hill
House in Mendocino on Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 PM, with a mix of
R&B and Soul that is sure to get you moving. Come on out to a fun
and funky tour of Motown with keyboards and vocals from Billy Schieve,
Jamie Gilliam on guitar and vocals, vocalist Sharon Garner, Lonny Nason
on bass and Richie Rosenbaum on drums.
Doors open at 6PM for casual dining with full bar. Music starts at 7:30PM. $10 at the door. 937-1732 for more information.
The Swingin' Boonville Big Band at Hill House, Saturday April 23
"The "Swingin' Boonville Big Band" will be swinging at the Hill House
Inn on Saturday, April 23. This band is the latest incarnation of Bob
Ayres' passion for the music of past eras when America swung to popular
music emblazoned with bright horn sections and throbbing beats. It
really is "get up and dance" time from the first trumpet blast to the
closing, soothing sounds of the saxes. Captivating melodies will swirl
through your mind for days after when you find yourself tapping your
foot to these classic rhythms and tunes. This is truly an American art
form being kept alive by the Coast's finest and most dedicated
Doors open at 6 PM for casual dining with full bar, the music starts at
7:30 PM, and admission is $10. Call 937-1732 for more information.
UkeFest Kick-Off on Friday, April 29 at Caspar Community Center
Enjoy a weekend celebrating the ukulele as a friendly and playful
instrument, beginning with The UkeFest Kick-Off on Friday, April 29 at
7:30 PM. The Ukulele Variety Show and Jam, held annually at the Caspar
Community Center, will start at 7:30PM with performances by the
instructors followed by a ukulele jam session and sing-along.
Instructors this year include Del Rey, Mike DaSilva, Dennis Hudson,
Denver Tuttle and Pattie DeMatteo. Caspar Community Center is at 15051
Caspar Rd, Caspar.
The Fifth annual UkeFest first hit the coast in April of 2012 at the
Caspar Community Center. Our area is heavily populated with ukulele
players who gather frequently in small groups to bring more music into
their lives. The ease of the initial evening's activity encourages all
levels of interest and experience to attend the all-day activities at
Caspar Community Center on Saturday with workshops starting at 10AM.
All ages and levels of interest are encouraged. Doors open at 7PM for
vendor area with snacks and beverages. $10 at the door, $5 if you play
your uke. For more info on this event call Pattie at 707-937-1732 or
email Pattie email@example.com
More info here http://www.mendocinostories.com/UkeFest.html
Fifth Annual Caspar UkeFest on April 30 at Caspar Community Center
An all-day ukulele festival is planned for Saturday, April 30, when
ukulele players of all levels join The Caspar Community to celebrate
the ukulele as a friendly and playful instrument. The all-day festival
features instructional workshops, jam sessions, retail sales and
evening performances. This is an “All Ages, All levels of interest and
expertise” event. Caspar Community Center is at 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar.
Saturday’s activities start at 9AM with coffee, tea and muffins, a
vendor area and orientation at 9:45AM. Morning ukulele workshops will
be held at 10AM and 11:30AM, with instruction for beginners,
intermediate and advanced players. After a break for lunch, two more
workshops – one for intermediate/advanced players and one “Ensemble”
workshop will be held. Instructors this year include Del Rey, who takes
the ukulele "to a new level of musicianship"; a favorite of the
UkeFest, Mike DaSilva from Berkeley; Dennis Hudson and Denver Tuttle of
Anderson Valley's Ukeholics and co-producer Pattie DeMatteo.
Workshops will be followed by jam sessions while the performers have
their sound checks before the dinner break. Evening performances
starting at 7PM will include producers Dennis Hudson and Pattie
DeMatteo, ensemble workshop students and special guests in the first
set with Del Rey headlining the second set.
Ticket price for all-day is $45 and includes three workshops and
evening performances; $25 half-day; one workshop only $15; $15 for
evening performances only. Tickets are available by email
firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 707 937-1732. Online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2530064
More info here http://www.mendocinostories.com/UkeFest.html
Evening performance at Fifth Annual Caspar UkeFest, April 30
To highlight the evening of the Caspar UkeFest, evening performances
start at 7PM on Saturday, April 30. Performers include instructors
Dennis Hudson and Pattie DeMatteo, ensemble workshop students and
special guests in the first set with Del Rey headlining the second set.
Price of admission is $15 at the door or will be included in the
all-day pass. Also online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2530064
Caspar Community Center is at 15051 Caspar Rd, Caspar.
Del Rey is virtuosic on both ukulele and guitar in just the right way -
in order to realize her musical ideas. From her first gig at the San
Diego Folk festival in 1974, to her world travels today, she has played
music that is slightly nostalgic, but fresh and thoughtful. Her
distinctive arrangements of songs like Creole Belles (a 1904 ragtime
piece performed on the ukulele) or a tribute to guitarist Memphis
Minnie, bring vintage sounds to contemporary ears in an engaging manner.
"The 'ukulele taken to a new level of musicianship" CD Baby
"Whilst known for her amazing instrumental skills ... it should not be
overlooked that she always provides a very entertaining show, full of
variety, drama and humour."
Blues In Britain
“To listen to Rey is to abandon all hope of ever viewing the world in the same comfortable way.” Dirty Linen Magazine
Highway One at Hill House on Saturday April 30
Highway One leads you right up to the Hill House Inn, 10701 Palette Dr,
Mendocino on Saturday, April 30. With a friendly blend of quality
homegrown rock 'n' roll guaranteed to get your motor runnin', Highway
One will take you on a journey through rock music with sharp turns,
patchy fog, and fast straight stretches. With Sean Van Buskirk at the
wheel, Philip Dunn navigating, Sean"Connie man" Connolly and Jeffrey
Walsh and Brian Urban back seat driving, you will want to jump up and
go for the ride of your life. Road Worthy Rock from Highway One.
Doors open at 6PM with a full bar and casual dining. $12 at the door. Call 937-0554 for more info.
The Mixed Nuts at Hill House, Saturday May 7
The Mixed Nuts will bring their collection of Swing, Latin, calypso,
jazz, and the musically unexpected to Hill House Inn, Mendocino on
Saturday, May 7. The band, an off-shoot of Kevin and the Coconuts,
was originally the brainchild of drummer, Dan Albrecht, who, in this
group, plays piano and sings. He is joined by Steve Paul on trumpet,
vocals, steel pan, banjo and accordion; Paul Schulman on congas; Daney
Dawson on acoustic upright bass; and Tom Rickard on drums and special
Doors open at 6 pm featuring casual dining and full bar. Music starts at 7:30 pm. $10 at the door.
Songs of Jackson Browne on Friday and Saturday, May 13 & 14
A collaboration of fine local musicians is joining together at Hill
House in Mendocino to perform "Songs of Jackson Browne" with a tip of
the hat to Glenn Frey and The Eagles. These are songs that stretch the
heart strings, telling personal stories of mistakes and triumphs and
utilize rich harmonies to express deep emotional content. Music will
start at 7:30PM at Hill House Inn for two nights, Friday and Saturday,
May 13 & 14.
The core band for this event is Billy Schieve, Jamie Gilliam and Lonny
Nason of Soul Survivors, and Johnny Bush of The Might T-Bones and Azul.
Special guests are Marcus McCallen, Sherry Lea Jones, Sue Sisk, Pattie
DeMatteo, Philip Dunn and Sean Van Buskirk.
As a focus of the evening, Jackson Browne's music will be very familiar
because of the songs he has written and recorded like Runnin' on Empty,
Doctor My Eyes, Rock Me on the Water, The Pretender, Before the Deluge
- and the many musicians who have covered his tunes, from Bonnie Raitt
to Pearl Jam, Don Henley to the Eagles, Tom Rush, Karla Bonoff, Linda
Ronstandt and Emmylou Harris, New Grass Revival and Greg Allman.
As a special acknowledgement to Glenn Frey, some Eagles tunes will be
performed. Glenn Frey was a good friend and neighbor of Jackson Browne
when they both started out in LA. They co-wrote the song "Take It
Easy". At the Grammy Awards ceremony this year, "Browne, standing front
and center with his Gibson acoustic guitar, took lead vocals on
the traveler's tale as the rest of the Eagles added backing vocals and
harmonies, standing in front of a giant photo of Frey."
Doors open at 6PM with full bar and casual dining. Music at 7:30PM.
Tickets are $20, and will be available at Mendocino Hotel and Hill
House front desks and online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2530964
For more info
call Pattie at 707-937-1732.