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New Music Monday – Grateful Bluegrass Boys

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New Music Monday is all about sharing the good tunes of new bands that we love and/or coming to the Foundry soon! We are loving the Grateful Bluegrass Boys, who are co-headlining with Achilles Wheel on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Foundry.

Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band that plays traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more.

These songs, combined with classic Bluegrass and Country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show.

The band is made up of an all-star cast of veteran bluegrass players including Aaron Redner (Hot Butter Rum), David Thom (David Grisman), Isaac Cantor (Dusty Green Bones Band), Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Achilles Wheel), and a rotating cast of bass players that include Bryan Horne (Hot Buttered Rum), Aspen Stevenson (Poor Man’s Whiskey), Pam Brandon (Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys), and Russel Simon (Rusty Stringfield).

The Grateful Bluegrass Band came to life when David joined forces with fellow Sonoma resident Redner, and they decided to combine their two musical passions: bluegrass and The Grateful Dead.

Jerry Bash 2015 ~ Saturday, August 1, 2015


The Deadbeats ~ “Mexicali Blues”

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2015 on Saturday, August 1st, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday.  Jerry Bash 2015 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  The day will be headlined by the Deadbeats in a reunion concert.  The show will also feature music by Achilles Wheel and more.  Admission is $20.00.   Advance tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Tickets will also be available at the show.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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The DeadbeatsThe Deadbeats formed during the Summer of 1994 on the notion they could pull off some reasonable Grateful Dead covers.  Soon it was apparent the band was on to something, a certain indefinable sound and feel that really captures the essence of a Dead show.

Though band members have come and gone over the years, Tom, Paul, and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the Deadbeat sound.

 

AchillesWheel_printAchilles Wheel is a high energy Roots & World Music / Rock & Roll band, featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.

If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see Achilles Wheel and make a joyful noise.

 

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The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.  The Foundry is a non profit organization.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Achilles Wheel and the Dead Beats ~ Friday, February 20, 2015


Achilles Wheel ~ This is Life”

 

Achilles Wheel and Deadbeats posterThe Miners Foundry is pleased to present Achilles Wheel and the Dead Beats in a Chinese New Year Celebration on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Achilles Wheel is about playing music that makes you want to dance while the Dead Beats offer a certain indefinable sound and feel that really captures the essence of a Grateful Dead show.

Plenty of room to dance!  Limited seating.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music begins at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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Achilles Wheel PhotoAchilles Wheel is a high energy Roots & World Music / Rock & Roll band, featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can shake a stick at.

The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.

If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see Achilles Wheel and make a joyful noise.

 

 

 

The DeadbeatsThe DeadBeats formed during the Summer of 1994 on the notion they could pull off some reasonable Grateful Dead covers.  Soon it was apparent the band was on to something, a certain indefinable sound and feel that really captures the essence of a Dead show.

Though band members have come and gone over the years, Tom, Paul, and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the DeadBeat sound.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

New Year’s Eve ~ Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Achilles Wheel ~ “This is Life”

NYE PosterPaul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry present Achilles Wheel and the Soft Bombs on New Year’s Eve!  Achilles Wheel is about playing music that makes you want to dance, while the Soft Bombs offer sounds of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music, and baroque pop.  Celebrate New Year’s Eve the Nevada City way!

Food will be available for purchase as well as a full bar.  Be sure to stick around for the midnight surprise!

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the music starts at 9:00 p.m.  Achilles Wheel will take the stage at 10:15 p.m.  Tickets are $25.00.  Ticketing fees may apply.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Achilles Wheel PhotoAchilles Wheel is a high energy Roots & World Music / Rock & Roll band, featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can shake a stick at.

The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.

If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see Achilles Wheel and make a joyful noise.

 

 

 


The Soft Bombs ~ “Get Up”

The Soft Bombs

 

Based out of Nevada City, the Soft Bombs were founded in 2010, forming their current line up in 2012.

Drivingly danceable rhythm, hard pumping bass, hypnotically addictive blends of psych, kaleidoscopic electrophonic melodies that are at once retro and distinctly forward looking.

The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

2014 Jerry Bash

2014 Jerry Bash

“And the live show is still our main thing.” ~ Jerry Garcia

Photos by John Taber

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Yes on Measure S ~ Thursday, October 16, 2014

ASA_10_16_11by17_MinersConcerned Citizens Productions will present Yes on Measure S, a benefit for Americans for Safe Access on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.

Ngaio Bealum, Sac News & Review writer and comedian will emcee the evening.

Musical guests include Achilles Wheel and Saul Rayo & Cocina Cafe.

Featured speakers will be Patricia Smith, Director of ASA Nevada County and Reinette Senum, former Nevada City Council Member / Mayor.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is $20.00.

Jerry Bash 2014 ~ Saturday, August 2, 2014


The Deadbeats ~ “Mexicali Blues”

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The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2014 on Saturday, August 2nd, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.  Jerry Bash 2014 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  The day will be headlined by the DeadBeats in a 20th anniversary reunion concert.  The show also features music by Achilles Wheel, T-Buck & the Bad Dreams, Cheatin’ Buzzies, and Scary Little Friends.  Admission is a $20.00 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Tickets will also be available at the show.

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Performance Schedule

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ~ Scary Little Friends
5:15 – 5:45 p.m. ~ Cheatin’ Buzzies
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. ~ Achilles Wheel
7:10 – 7:50 p.m. ~ T Buck and the Bad Dreams
8:10 – 10:00 p.m. ~ DeadBeats

 

The Deadbeats

The DeadBeats formed during the Summer of 1994 on the notion they could pull off some reasonable Grateful Dead covers.  Soon it was apparent the band was on to something, a certain indefinable sound and feel that really captures the essence of a Dead show.

Though band members have come and gone over the years, Tom, Paul, and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the DeadBeat sound.

 

 

 

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Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots & World Music / Rock & Roll band, featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.

If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see Achilles Wheel and make a joyful noise.

 

 

 

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Nevada City native Tom Bevitori returns from Portland to play soulful country rock original with his local band, including Tom Menig, Larry Tracey, Charlie Faber, and Rob Kopp.

T-Buck & the Bad Dreams offer a truly rocking country experience featuring songs about the ups and downs of life, love won and lost, and the simple pleasures in partying with old friends.

 

 

 

 

The Cheatin' BuzziesFormed in the summer of 2005, The Cheatin’ Buzzies is considered one of the area’s most solid rock groups.  They have refined a unique style blending strong lead vocals with edgy guitar riffs.  Performing all original music, The Cheatin’ Buzzies are a past recipient of the Northern California Artistic Achievement Award for Best Independent Band.

The Cheatin’ Buzzies are currently at work recording and mixing their third CD.

 

Scary Little FriendsSanta Cruz / San Francisco based Scary Little Friends feature lilting vocals and surfs-up psychedelic guitar with underlying southern soul roots and strong songwriting.

Their live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent by offering authentic heartfelt performances that connect with their audience the old fashion way.

 

 

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

 

 

 

 

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Gray Goose
Bamboo Home Store
Neva Co
Yabobo / Asylum Down
Tanglewood Forest
Make Local Habit
Avanguardia Wines
Olive Vitality
Christopher’s Old World Deli
Tess’ Kitchen Store
Ivy Construction
Foothill Flowers
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Thank you to our 2014 Jerry Bash Sponsors!

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YAY! Pascale ~ Sunday, January 5, 2014 ~ 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ~ $10.00 Suggested Donation

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On Sunday, January 5, 2014, the community is invited to help Pascale celebrate and raise funds for her legal fees at YAY! from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. YAY! will offer food, drinks, music, and an auction. Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald and Achilles Wheel will have you start the new year on your dancing feet, what better way is there?

Help share the love and celebrate Pascale, YubaNet, and the community while raising money for a good cause. Save the date for YAY!, Sunday, January 5, 2014, and make sure to score a hug from Pascale.  Suggested donation $10.  Tickets available at the door.

Winners of the 2013 Fright Night Costume Contest

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the 2013 Fright Night Costume Contest.  Photos  were taken at Fright Night and posted the next morning on our Facebook page.  Participants were asked to tag themselves in their respective photo and encourage friends to like the photo of them on the Miners Foundry Facebook Page.  In the event of a tie between winners we would resort to an old fashion name drawing.   Winners, Please contact the Foundry to collect your prizes by calling (530) 265-5040 or emailing Kat Kress at kat@minersfoundry.org

First Prize:

Two tickets to a Foundry show
One year membership to the Foundry
One Miners Foundry t-shirt

First Prize Winner of Best Individual Costume

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First Prize Winner of Best Couple Costumes

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First Prize Winner of Best Group Costumes

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Second Prize:
Two tickets to a Foundry show
One year membership to the Foundry
One Miners Foundry t-shirt

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Third Prize
Two tickets to a Foundry show
One year membership to the Foundry

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Fright Night Costume/Photo Contest Rules

527364_10151114157533325_881497396_nWe are just one week away from the 35th Annual Fright Night, October 31st at the Miners Foundry.   This year promises to be another infamous evening of sensational costumes and decorations, an epic dance party, rollicking rock n’ roll and a night you won’t forget.

One of the many highlights of Fright Night is the costume contest that always leaves the entire town talking.  Last year hundreds of people dressed up to have their photo taken for an online contest that allowed friends and fans of the Foundry to vote on Facebook for the winners in the categories of best individual, couple and group costumes.  Several thousand likes and comments later, a handful of folks walked away with bragging rights for the entire year.  Will that be you this year?

Here are the details on the costume contest

427921_10151114175093325_567196715_nThursday, October 31st, stop by the photo booth at the Foundry and get your photo taken.  We will post the photos the next morning on our Facebook page.  Tag yourself in the photo.  Encourage your friends to like the photo of you on the Miners Foundry Facebook Page, and the photos with the most likes in the following categories – Individual, Couple and Group (most be 6 or less people).  You can vote more than once, but not more than once for a photos.  Winners will take home the prizes listed below and bragging rights as the best Halloween costume of Fright Night 2013.  Click here to see last year’s winners!

First Prize:
Two tickets to a Foundry show
One year membership to the Foundry
One Miners Foundry t-shirt

Second Prize:
Two tickets to a Foundry show
One year membership to the Foundry
One Miners Foundry t-shirt

Third Prize
Two tickets to a Foundry show
One year membership to the Foundry

Winners will be announced on the final day of Dia de los Muertos, Saturday, November 2.

Fright Night with Achilles Wheel ~ Thursday, October 31, 2013 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 8:00 p.m. Show ~ $20.00 Advance / $25.00 Door


Achilles Wheel ~ “This Is Life”

 

Fright Night returns to the Miners Foundry on Thursday, October 31, 2013 with local favorites Achilles Wheel!  A Miners Foundry tradition, Fright Night is the Halloween party of the year with great music, unbelievable costumes, food available for purchase, and a no host full bar.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the door, and are available online, by phone at (530) 265-5040, in person at the Miners Foundry office and at Briar Patch.

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Photo by John Taber

Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music / Rock and Roll band featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can believe.  The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.  Their debut CD 13 Hours was recently recorded at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.

Achilles Wheel

Photo by Akim Aginksy

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization.  To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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New Year’s Eve Featuring Jelly Bread ~ Monday, December 31, 2012 ~ 8:00 p.m. Doors / 9:00 p.m. Music ~ $25.00 Advance / $30.00 Door / $35.00 Limited Reserve


Jelly Bread

The Miners Foundry Presents New Year’s Eve featuring Jelly Bread and local favorite Achilles Wheel on Monday, December 31, 2012. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the music begins at 9:00 p.m. Food will be available for purchase along with a no host full bar. Tickets are $25.00 Advance General Admission, $30.00 General Admission at the Door, and $35.00 for Limited Reserve seating. Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462, or in person at Briar Patch.

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Jelly Bread, emerging from Reno, NV, is a tour de force of full frontal funk, thoroughly steeped in a Rock-Americana style, with a dash of rollicking indie alt-rock radio appeal. The band’s influences range from the likes of Stevie Wonder, James Brown & Parlaiment Funkadelic to the reaches of modern contemporaries like Robert Randolph, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Ben Harper and the John Butler Trio. Having shared the stage with Soulive, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, G Love & Special Sauce, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Roy Rogers & The Delta Rythm Kings, Rusted Root, and jamming with Jonny Lang, Jelly Bread has marked over 350 shows under its belt in its 3 year history.

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Achilles Wheel, based in the foothills of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada, is a high energy fusion of World and American music played on numerous stringed instruments and a whole truck load of drums. Featuring the singing/songwriting and guitar playing of Paul Kamm and Jonny Mojo, this up and coming group came together in the wake of other projects including The DeadBeats, Buck Love and The HumperHeads, The Jonny Mojo Trio, D’arcana, Collage of I, Euthanasia, and Dead Ahead. The rhythm section of the band is Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and Shelby Snow on bass. Original songs are their focus, but they love old songs too and will use whatever tools are at hand to get a good jam going. Their new CD, Achilles Wheel, Thirteen Hours, recorded at the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City California, is now available.


Achilles Wheel

Achilles Wheel

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Achilles Wheel

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00 | Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00

About

Achilles Wheel will be performing on the Miners Foundry stage on Friday, November 29 at 8:00pm as part of a Live Recording Series for their next album!

Achilles Wheel blurs the lines between genres with a mix of infectious high energy dance beats and stark lyrical ballads. Roots Rock storytelling combined with dance hall psychedelia.

Much like life itself, their music breathes in and out with joy and pain, hurtling forward like a wheel, intent on hope and love. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. Their idealism is not diminished by the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live free and have a good time… and in the end – hopefully make a difference. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times, the here and now.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $22 in Advance and $27 At the Door.  All tickets are General Admission and limited seating will be available. Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on November 29. No tickets will be held for door sales.

Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office and BriarPatch.

The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 7:00pm.