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Mendocino Stories & Events - Jammin' for Jamie

Mendocino Stories & Events is happy to bring some favorite local musicians together to play the blues and soulful tunes in a benefit for our dear friend Jamie Gilliam for medical and living expenses while he has his shoulder repaired. We are hoping that he will be able to join us on stage. Music starts at 7:30PM on Saturday, March 7 at Hill House Inn.

Rhythm & Blues band "Soul Survivors" - Billy Schieve, Danny Barca, Johnny Bush, and Richie Rosenbaum - is the core band. Special guests include Danny Barca, Bill Bottrell, Pattie DeMatteo, Jon Faurot, Richard Fienburgh, Sharon Garner, Sherry Lea Jones, Denny Lunsford, Marcus McCallen, Sue Sisk, Jeffrey Walsh, and more.

Doors open at 6PM for casual dining and full bar. Suggested donation at the door $20. 937-1732 for more info.


Mendocino Stories & Events with Hit and Run Theater in March

Mendocino Stories and Events presents Hit and Run Theater & Friends Comedy Weekend with Improvised fun, games and skits. They will play at the Hill House Inn of Mendocino on Friday and Saturday, March 13 & 14. This weekend is supported by Arts Council of Mendocino, a member organization that promotes the arts and cultivates creativity to benefit and enrich the lives of residents and visitors. The shows will start at 7:30PM.

Hit and Run Theater first came together in the late 1970s, with Kathy O’Grady one of its charter members. Steady Jill Jahelka has been with the group for more than 10 years and is a veteran of many Gloriana shows before that.  Long-time Hit and Runner Steve Weingarten not only performs and designs the group’s sets, he also makes ceramics and rock sculptures outside “Weinchester Cathedral”. Doug Nunn coaches the Mendocino High School Improv Club each winter and migrates in the summer to Germany to work with theatre groups.

The delightful Christine Samas has charmed Hit and Run fans for the past six years with her voice and smile. Dan Sullivan returns to Hit and Run once again from his comedy-writing and directing gig on the web’s “Fandom Workshop”. Rounding out the cast is voiceover artist Ken Krauss, who has also worked with the Mendocino Theatre Company as an actor/sound tech. And Joshua Raoul Brody of Bay Area Theatresports returns to provide musical accompaniment for both evenings’ shows.

Special feature for this weekend’s engagement is another Song Improvisation Workshop for beginners … and the terrified!” led by Joshua Raoul Brody, music director for San Francisco's BATS Improv. Every workshop has been a great hit, with rave reviews and students returning. The workshop will be held Saturday afternoon at the Hill House from 1 – 4PM. Says Joshua, “Starting with the very basics — breathing, ear training, vocal production — students are led gradually and painlessly through all the elements that go into making a song, culminating in solos, duets, group numbers, even opera!” Joshua has been teaching song improvisation for over thirty years. Workshop cost is $30 in advance, $40 at the door.

All Ages Welcome! Doors open at 6:00 PM for casual and full bar, Theater opens at 6:30PM. Come early for best seating. General admission is $15 at the door. For more information about the shows call Pattie at 937-1732


Song Improvisation workshop on March 14 at Hill House

Mendocino Stories and Music Series will present a workshop on Saturday, March 14 led by Joshua Raoul Brody - “SONG IMPROVISATION FOR BEGINNERS ... AND THE TERRIFIED! Joshua has been teaching song improvisation for over thirty years. Many have taken this workshop in Mendocino and returned to take it again and again, because “It is so much fun”. The workshop will be held at the Hill House of Mendocino, from 1 – 4PM. This workshop is supported by Arts Council of Mendocino, a member organization that promotes the arts and cultivates creativity to benefit and enrich the lives of residents and visitors.

Want to sing? Think you can't? Or do you just want to learn another way to make music? Making up songs provides an excellent end-run around the whole notion of singing a song "right" or "wrong" -- when you're making it up, the way you're singing it is the only way it could possibly go! Starting with the very basics — breathing, ear training, vocal production — students are led gradually and painlessly through all the elements that go into making a song, culminating in solos, duets, group numbers, even opera!

Joshua Raoul Brody is music director for San Francisco's BATS Improv and accompanies innumerable other improv groups (including many of the previous Hit & Run Theater shows). He is also an accomplished composer, sound designer for theater and multimedia, and accompanist for performers ranging from Robin Williams to Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits to Florence Henderson to Pee-Wee Herman and beyond.

Advance reservation required to guarantee a spot. Cost of the 3-hour workshop is $30 in advance, $40 the day of workshop. For more information about the workshop call Pattie at 707-937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events_info.html


Mendocino Stories & Events on March 22

Mendocino Stories & Events will feature a Singer/songwriter Showcase in an acoustic concert at Little River Inn’s Abalone Room on Sunday, March 22. Sheila Fetzer and Teresa Tudury, two powerful performers, have pleased, teased and delighted local audiences several times in recent years. They will each perform a solo set starting at 7:30PM. Net proceeds to benefit Albion/Little River Fire Department.

Covelo resident Sheila Fetzer grew up playing music inspired and influenced by Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Dylan and Neil Young. Says Sheila, "My words and songs are just my reflective response to life's experiences. Subconsciously they may be a need to get a little closer to those experiences, and then let them go." Sheila’s focus is sharing music to influence and connect people in a positive way.

An absolute original with a deep sultry voice and a scathing comedic wit, Teresa Tudury is a consummate performer who pours out her original songs with power, passion, and disarming humor. Teresa's voice has been described as a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt (LA Weekly) with vocal stylings that perfectly complement her bluesy guitar playing.

Throughout her career, Teresa has recorded or performed with such greats as Leonard Cohen, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, Charlie Musselwhite, Stevie Coyle and Bonnie Bramlett. Visit her website and listen to her music at
http://www.teresatudury.net/
http://www.reverbnation.com/teresatudury

Doors open at 7:00 PM with refreshments. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Little River Inn front desk or by phone 937-5942; Moore Used Books in Mendocino; and Music Merchant in Fort Bragg. For event info call 937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events.html
 


Mendocino Stories & Events Cancer Resource Centers Benefit

Come out to celebrate Cancer Resource Centers' 20th Anniversary for their premier event of 2015 with Mendocino Stories & Events. A great lineup of music includes Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel, Lafe Crick, and Sweetwater String Band. This exciting evening is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at Hill House Inn. Music starts at 7PM.

Returning to the stage at Hill House as headliners, "Sweetwater String Band brings it's string sound that is, well, sweet. Straight from the desert and big mountains of the eastern Sierras of CA, they blend rock 'n' roll, improvised jams, and straight up bluegrass into a sound that has become all their own. They call it "Cello-driven Bluegrass". You can listen to some music at their website
http://sweetwaterstringband.com/ And on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uV_D2y-B_E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE5B9rxEi0k

Opening the evening are Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel. Both of these local favorites are accomplished singer/songwriters. As a duo, they are rich in the brother/sister harmonies, always pleasing their audiences with the depth of their lyrics and soulful vocals.

Following Gwyneth and Morgan, local bluegrass band "Lafe Crick" will step up. They are a seasoned group of musicians doing contemporary and traditional bluegrass. Members of the band are Ryan Kroll: Mandolin, guitar, lead vocals; Peter Temple: Bass; Lee Rider: Dobro and guitar.

Doors open at 6PM for casual dining with full bar. General admission is $20, Table seating $25.
Tickets are available from Cancer Resource Center at 937-3833 and online
https://saraodo.wufoo.com/forms/r1vsyjov0ezivsu/

"Sweetwater String Band seems to pluck the very soul of the Sierra when they hit the stage with their innovative take on string music...this string quartet gives new meaning to a string quartet. With 5 years of hardcore plucking under their belts, these guys are true professionals, blending the power of string music to enlighten and invigorate us with the kind of high energy that gets us all moving."
- Tahoe Mountain News, Sept. 2013

About the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County

Founded in 1995, the Cancer Resource Centers (CRC) is a nationally recognized grassroots organization that holds steadfast to their vision that no one will face cancer alone in Mendocino County. The first freestanding cancer resource center from Marin County to the CA-Oregon border, CRC provides services free of charge from the over 300 Mendocino County residents a year who visit the non-profit organization’s two offices, located in Mendocino and Ukiah. 2015 marks CRC’s 20th Anniversary and this bluegrass benefit concert is the first of many planned community celebrations to be held throughout the year. 


Sherry Lea Jones, Denny Lunsford, Marcus McCallen, Sue Sisk, Jeffrey Walsh, and more.

Doors open at 6PM for casual dining and full bar. Suggested donation at the door $20.


Mendocino Stories & Events with Hit and Run Theater in March

Mendocino Stories and Events presents Hit and Run Theater & Friends Comedy Weekend with improvised fun, games and stories. They will play at the Hill House Inn of Mendocino on Friday and Saturday, March 13 & 14. This weekend is supported by Arts Council of Mendocino, a member organization that promotes the arts and cultivates creativity to benefit and enrich the lives of residents and visitors. The shows will start at 7:30PM.



Hit and Run Theater first came together in the late 1970s, with Kathy O’Grady one of its charter members. Steady Jill Jahelka has been with the group for more than 10 years and is a veteran of many Gloriana shows before that.  Long-time Hit and Runner Steve Weingarten not only performs and designs the group’s sets, he also makes ceramics and rock sculptures outside “Weinchester Cathedral”. Doug Nunn coaches the Mendocino High School Improv Club each winter and migrates in the summer to Germany to work with theatre groups.

The delightful Christine Samas has charmed Hit and Run fans for the past six years with her voice and smile. Dan Sullivan returns to Hit and Run once again from his comedy-writing and directing gig on the web’s “Fandom Workshop”. Rounding out the cast is voiceover artist Ken Krauss, who has also worked with the Mendocino Theatre Company as an actor/sound tech. And Joshua Raoul Brody of Bay Area Theatresports returns to provide musical accompaniment for both evenings’ shows.


Special feature for this weekend’s engagement is another Song Improvisation Workshop for beginners … and the terrified!” led by Joshua Raoul Brody, music director for San Francisco's BATS Improv. Every workshop has been a great hit, with rave reviews and students returning. The workshop will be held Saturday afternoon at the Hill House from 1 – 4PM. Says Joshua, “Starting with the very basics — breathing, ear training, vocal production — students are led gradually and painlessly through all the elements that go into making a song, culminating in solos, duets, group numbers, even opera!” Joshua has been teaching song improvisation for over thirty years. Workshop cost is $30 in advance, $40 at the door.



All Ages Welcome! Doors open at 6:00 PM for casual and full bar, Theater opens at 6:30PM. Come early for best seating. General admission is $15 at the door. For more information about the shows call Pattie at 937-1732


Song Improvisation workshop on March 14 at Hill House

Mendocino Stories and Music Series will present a workshop on Saturday, March 14 led by Joshua Raoul Brody - “SONG IMPROVISATION FOR BEGINNERS ... AND THE TERRIFIED! Joshua has been teaching song improvisation for over thirty years. Many have taken this workshop in Mendocino and returned to take it again and again, because “It is so much fun”. The workshop will be held at the Hill House of Mendocino, from 1 – 4PM. This workshop is supported by Arts Council of Mendocino, a member organization that promotes the arts and cultivates creativity to benefit and enrich the lives of residents and visitors.

Want to sing? Think you can't? Or do you just want to learn another way to make music? Making up songs provides an excellent end-run around the whole notion of singing a song "right" or "wrong" -- when you're making it up, the way you're singing it is the only way it could possibly go! Starting with the very basics — breathing, ear training, vocal production — students are led gradually and painlessly through all the elements that go into making a song, culminating in solos, duets, group numbers, even opera!

Joshua Raoul Brody is music director for San Francisco's BATS Improv and accompanies innumerable other improv groups (including many of the previous Hit & Run Theater shows). He is also an accomplished composer, sound designer for theater and multimedia, and accompanist for performers ranging from Robin Williams to Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits to Florence Henderson to Pee-Wee Herman and beyond.

Advance reservation required to guarantee a spot. Cost of the 3-hour workshop is $30 in advance, $40 the day of workshop. For more information about the workshop call Pattie at 707-937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events_info.html


Mendocino Stories & Events on March 22

Mendocino Stories & Events will feature a Singer/songwriter Showcase in an acoustic concert at Little River Inn’s Abalone Room on Sunday, March 22. Sheila Fetzer and Teresa Tudury, two powerful performers, have pleased, teased and delighted local audiences several times in recent years. They will each perform a solo set starting at 7:30PM. Net proceeds to benefit Albion/Little River Fire Department.

Covelo resident Sheila Fetzer grew up playing music inspired and influenced by Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Dylan and Neil Young. Says Sheila, "My words and songs are just my reflective response to life's experiences. Subconsciously they may be a need to get a little closer to those experiences, and then let them go." Sheila’s focus is sharing music to influence and connect people in a positive way.

An absolute original with a deep sultry voice and a scathing comedic wit, Teresa Tudury is a consummate performer who pours out her original songs with power, passion, and disarming humor. Teresa's voice has been described as a cross between Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt (LA Weekly) with vocal stylings that perfectly complement her bluesy guitar playing.

Throughout her career, Teresa has recorded or performed with such greats as Leonard Cohen, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, Charlie Musselwhite, Stevie Coyle and Bonnie Bramlett. Visit her website and listen to her music at
http://www.teresatudury.net/
http://www.reverbnation.com/teresatudury

Doors open at 7:00 PM with refreshments. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Little River Inn front desk or by phone 937-5942; Moore Used Books in Mendocino; and Music Merchant in Fort Bragg. For event info call 937-1732 or www.mendocinostories.com/events.html
 

Mendocino Stories & Events Cancer Resource Centers Benefit

Come out to celebrate Cancer Resource Centers' 20th Anniversary for their premier event of 2015 with Mendocino Stories & Events. A great lineup of music includes Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel, Lafe, and Sweetwater String Band. This exciting evening is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at Hill House Inn. Music starts at 7PM.

Returning to the stage at Hill House as headliners, "Sweetwater String Band brings it's string sound that is, well, sweet. Straight from the desert and big mountains of the eastern Sierras of CA, they blend rock 'n' roll, improvised jams, and straight up bluegrass into a sound that has become all their own. They call it "Cello-driven Bluegrass". You can listen to some music at their website
http://sweetwaterstringband.com/ And on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uV_D2y-B_E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE5B9rxEi0k

Opening the evening are Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel. Both of these local favorites are accomplished singer/songwriters. As a duo, they are rich in the brother/sister harmonies, always pleasing their audiences with the depth of their lyrics and soulful vocals.

Following Gwyneth and Morgan, local bluegrass band "Lafe Crick" will step up. They are a seasoned group of musicians doing contemporary and traditional bluegrass. Members of the band are Ryan Kroll: Mandolin, guitar, lead vocals; Peter Temple: Bass; Lee Rider: Dobro and guitar.

Doors open at 6PM for casual dining with full bar. General admission is $20, Table seating $25.
Tickets are available from Cancer Resource Center at 937-3833 and online
https://saraodo.wufoo.com/forms/r1vsyjov0ezivsu/

"Sweetwater String Band seems to pluck the very soul of the Sierra when they hit the stage with their innovative take on string music...this string quartet gives new meaning to a string quartet. With 5 years of hardcore plucking under their belts, these guys are true professionals, blending the power of string music to enlighten and invigorate us with the kind of high energy that gets us all moving."
- Tahoe Mountain News, Sept. 2013

 
Cancer Resource Centers Benefit

Come out to celebrate Cancer Resource Centers' 20th Anniversary for their premier event of 2015 with Mendocino Stories & Events. A great lineup of music includes Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel, Lafe Crick with special guest Gene Parsons, and Sweetwater String Band. This exciting evening is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at Hill House Inn. Music starts at 7PM.

Returning to the stage at Hill House as headliners, "Sweetwater String Band brings it's string sound that is, well, sweet. Straight from the desert and big mountains of the eastern Sierras of CA, they blend rock 'n' roll, improvised jams, and straight up bluegrass into a sound that has become all their own. They call it "Cello-driven Bluegrass". You can listen to some music at their website
http://sweetwaterstringband.com/ And on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uV_D2y-B_E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE5B9rxEi0k

Opening the evening are Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel. Both of these local favorites are accomplished singer/songwriters. As a duo, they are rich in the brother/sister harmonies, always pleasing their audiences with the depth of their lyrics and soulful vocals.

Following Gwyneth and Morgan, local bluegrass band "Lafe Crick" will step up. They are a seasoned group of musicians doing contemporary and traditional bluegrass. Members of the band are Ryan Kroll: Mandolin, guitar, lead vocals; Peter Temple: Bass; Lee Rider: Dobro and guitar. Filling in for Joey Goforth on banjo - Gene Parsons. What a treat for us!

Doors open at 6PM for casual dining with full bar. General admission is $20, Table seating $25.
Tickets are available from Cancer Resource Center at 937-3833.

"Sweetwater String Band seems to pluck the very soul of the Sierra when they hit the stage with their innovative take on string music...this string quartet gives new meaning to a string quartet. With 5 years of hardcore plucking under their belts, these guys are true professionals, blending the power of string music to enlighten and invigorate us with the kind of high energy that gets us all moving."
- Tahoe Mountain News, Sept. 2013

Benefit for Cancer Resource Centers with Sweetwater String  Band

Come out to celebrate Cancer Resource Centers' 20th Anniversary for their premier event of 2015 with Mendocino Stories & Events.  A great lineup of music includes Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel, Lafe Crick with special guest Gene Parsons, and Sweetwater String Band. This exciting evening is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at Hill House Inn. Music starts at 7PM.

Returning to the stage at Hill House as headliners, "Sweetwater String Band brings it's string sound that is, well, sweet. Straight from the desert and big mountains of the eastern Sierras of CA, they blend rock 'n' roll, improvised jams, and straight up bluegrass into a sound that has become all their own. They call it "Cello-driven Bluegrass". You can listen to some music at their website
http://sweetwaterstringband.com
And on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uV_D2y-B_E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE5B9rxEi0k

Opening the evening are Gwyneth Moreland and Morgan Daniel. Both of these local favorites are accomplished singer/songwriters. As a duo, they are rich in the brother/sister harmonies, always pleasing their audiences with the depth of their lyrics and soulful vocals.

Following Gwyneth and Morgan, local bluegrass band "Lafe Crick" will step up. They are a seasoned group of musicians doing contemporary and traditional bluegrass. Members of the band are Ryan Kroll:  Mandolin, guitar, lead vocals; Peter Temple:  Bass; Lee Rider:  Dobro and guitar. Filling in for Joey Goforth on banjo - Gene Parsons. What a treat for us!

Doors open at 6PM for casual dining with full bar. General admission is $20, Table seating $25.
Tickets are available from Cancer Resource Center at 937-3833.








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