Mendocino Stories & Events
The "Go To Guys" - Rhythm and Blues, Funk, and Rock 'n' Roll Dance
Party - play with authenticity, displaying the versatility of these
veteran players who have a mature approach to music. Jamie Gilliam on
guitar - , Billy Schieve on keyboards and occasionally on bass and
Richie Rosenbaum on drums. Music starts at 7:30PM.
Jamie Gilliam was a guitar player from the start, playing his dad's
guitar at about 5 years old. Jamie says "I Am Still Learning". He has
played in many different groups over the years all over the nation, but
is quite happy here on the coast with a much more relaxed life, playing
at every opportunity. He loves the opportunity to play with these guys
- all high caliber musicians who make playing a joy, and "after all
that's what its all about - Happiness and Joy".
Billy Schieve began playing music when he was seven years, taking
accordion lessons and practicing one solid hour every single day
(german mom!). At age 14, he taught himself piano, organ, guitar,
bass, and drums and was playing clubs in the Chicago suburbs by age 16,
playing rock n roll, blues, r&b, soul, and jazz. IAt this
stage in his career, he is mainly interested in playing music that is
gospel-based (soul, r&b, jazz, blues) and tries to emulate Ray
Charles as much as he possibly can!
Originally from New York City, Richie got his foundation studying with
New York based classical percussionist Joe Castka. New York gave him
the opportunity to see some of the greats up close. He is proficient in
many styles of music, ranging from original Rock and Pop, Funk, Latin,
and West African High Life. His credits include performing with Gene
Parsons, Horse Badorties, Judy Mayhan, Mambo This!, and currently is a
member of Soul Survivors and Bongo Latte.
Doors open at 6PM for casual dining and full bar. $10 at the door. 707-937-0554 for more information.
DeFrange and Orsi - Memorable Original Music
The Community Center of Mendocino welcomes Marilyn DeFrange,
singer-songwriter-guitarist and Janet Orsi, bassist, to the stage in
the Community Room. A community potluck at 5:30PM will proceed the
concert. Net proceeds benefit CCM. DeFrange and Orsi are a delightful
adult contemporary duo covering a wide array of musical styles
including jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, country and pop.The listener
can expect a unique experience with this duo’s memorable original
music, arrangements that groove and dynamic vocals that capture the
Marilyn’s songwriting connects to the audience with accessible themes
and stories. Her lyrics often invite the listener to relate to their
own personal experiences. With a rounded, deep vocal style and an
openness of heart, Marilyn‘s voice provides an intimacy with the
audience and runs the gambit from a delicate whisper to a full blown
Janet effortlessly adapts to the variety of music styles presented by
Marilyn’s songwriting. She plays a fluid and solid bass line to rhythm
and blues, jazz, soul, contemporary pop, folk and country. Her warm
tones create the union between the bass and Marilyn’s rhythm guitar.
The duo often plays off each other in an intuitive way with rhythms and
Music starts at 7PM. Call 707-937-4133 or go to the CCM website for more information about the event and tickets.
~ Memorable Original Music ~
Arrangements that groove and vocals that capture the heart
Saturday, August 15 at Hill House Inn, Mendocino
Dance to the music of Schieve’s Soul Survivors on Saturday August 15.
They bring on the Motown sound with a mix of R&B, Soul, and flavors
of Stax and Altantic Records. Keyboards and vocals from Billy Schieve,
Jamie Gilliam on guitar and vocals, along with vocalist Sharon Garner
form the core of the band. Add the rhythm section of Johnny Bush on
bass and Richie Rosenbaum on drums and you have a solid sound of
emotion. Come out for a fun and energetic walk down Motown Lane.
Doors open at 6PM with a full bar and bistro menu. $12 at the door.
937-1732. Hill House offers special room rates for "Friends of the
Saturday, September 19 at Hill House Inn, Mendocino
Coming to a Theatre near you - well, in the theater seating at Hill
House Inn, anyway. Premier political satirist Will Durst returns
to the Mendocino Coast for his one-man show "BoomerRaging" on Saturday,
September 19 for one night only. You can read up on the show and watch
a couple of short videos http://willdurst.com/themarsh/index.html
You may have seen his performance and appearance on screen at the
Mendocino Film Festival with "3 Still Will Durst’s acclaimed tribute to
the history, growth, joys, achievements, frustrations, fashions and
looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation. Ably assisted by his trusty
overhead projector, Durst explores the Boomers’ revolutions, evolutions
and still vibrant role in today’s youth-obsessed society, which they
invented, for crum’s sake. It’s a celebration of the maturation of the
Boomer Nation and as an extra, added, special treat- the Meaning of
Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political
satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a comedy
quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and
television commentaries, acting, voice overs and most especially, stand
up comedy, into a hilarious patchwork of outraged and outrageous common
sense. His abiding motto is “You can’t make stuff up like this." The
New York Times calls him "possibly the best political comic in the
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets and by calling 707-937-1732. Doors open at 6PM for casual dining and full bar.