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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.

Tickets

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.

 

 

 

 

Raffle Prizes Donated By:

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.

Tickets

 

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.


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Events

Jerry Bash 2015

 

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.

SHOW LINE UP

4:00 p.m.  ~ Gates Open
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  ~ Achilles Wheel
6:20 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. ~ Buck Star
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  ~ Deadbeats

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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.

Buck Star is a country/rock/r&b band born out of Nevada County in late 2014.  It’s five members, Tom Menig, Eric Menig , Rob Kopp , Jenn Knapp and Lucas Webber are no strangers to the stage as these dynamic players have been starring members of bands such as “The Dead Beats” and “The Cheatin’ Buzzies”.  Buck Star crafts catchy original tunes that have received rave reviews from audiences. With pure tones that will carry you from old school to new school, this is a tight knit group not to be missed.  Their self titled debut album is set for release in late June 2015.

 

Fright Night 2015

 

Fright Night, Nevada City’s Halloween tradition returns to the Miners Foundry on Saturday, October 31, 2015.  Fright Night 2015 features music by Achilles Wheel, The Soft Bombs, and Scary Little Friends plus food and drinks available for purchase and a live costume contest with cash prizes.   Don’t miss the creative presentations by the Motion Graphic Artists of the Nevada City Film Festival, back by popular demand.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door, and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

 

Fright Night FAQs

 

Event Schedule (times are approximate)

 

FrightNight8:30 p.m.  | Doors Open

8:30 p.m.  | Costume Contest Registration (Foyer)

8:45 p.m. | Scary Little Friends (Stone Hall)

9:00 p.m.  | Achilles Wheel (Osborn/Woods Hall)

10:00 p.m.  | Costume Contest Registration Closes (Foyer)

10:15 p.m.  | Motion Graphic Artists (Osborn/Woods Hall)

10:30 p.m  | Costume Contest (Osborn/Woods Hall)

10:45 p.m  | The Soft Bombs (Stone Hall)

11:00 p.m.  | Achilles Wheel (Osborn/Woods Hall)

 

The Bands!

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Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The quality of the band’s songwriting combined with stunning musicianship earned them spots at last year’s California Worldfest, The Strawberry Music festival, The Redwood Mountain Faire, The Redwood Ramble, Dead On The Creek, Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween and a sold out show at Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico, California.  2015 promises to be a busy year for AW with the release of their third studio recording.  If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see an Achilles Wheel show and make a joyful noise.

 

The Soft Bombs

Offering drivingly danceable rhythms, hard pumping bass, and hypnotically addictive blends of psych, kaleidoscopic electrophonic melodies, The Soft Bombs 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.  The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

 

Scary Little Friends

Based in San Francisco with underlying southern soul roots, strong songwriting is really the bread and butter of Scary Little Friends.  Scary Little Friend’s live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent. They connect with their audience the old-fashioned way by offering authentic heartfelt performances that fulfill our desire to connect. No gimmicks, no tricks. Just great songs about what you were thinking but couldn’t say.

 

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Costume Contest Rules

1.  Register the evening of Fright Night at the event.  The $5 registration fee includes one complimentary drink coupon.
2.  First prize will receive $175, Second prize will receive $125, Third prize will receive $75, and the People’s Choice Award will receive $125.  All winners will also receive free entry for Fright Night 2016.
3.  Costumes will be judged on Originality, Quality of Construction, and WOW Factor.
4.  No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flame, or smoke generators of any kind are allowed.
5.  No electrical power connections will be provided.  If your costume requires power, it must be part of the costume design.
6.  Groups are considered one entry and winners will be awarded one prize to share.

Thank you to the 2015 Costume Contest Sponsors!

SpiritHouse Import Gallery
Cult of Gemini
Tribal Weaver
Gray Goose
Fudenjuce
Serendipity
Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery
Reiki Kitchen
Elixart
Robin’s On The Avenue
Cafe Mekka
Yuba Blue

Achilles Wheel & Grateful Bluegrass Boys

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Achilles Wheel and the Grateful Bluegrass Boys on Saturday, March 19, 2016.  Achilles Wheel is about playing music that makes you want to dance and will be celebrating the release of their latest CD.  Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band playing traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more. Plenty of room to dance!  Limited seating.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the Door.  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 is a high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The quality of the band’s songwriting combined with stunning musicianship earned them spots at last year’s California Worldfest, The Strawberry Music festival, The Redwood Mountain Faire, The Redwood Ramble, Dead On The Creek, Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween and a sold out show at Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico, California.  If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see an Achilles Wheel show and make a joyful noise.

 

 

 

Grateful Bluegrass Boys

Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band playing traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from 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 consists of Aaron Redner, known for his work with Hot Buttered Rum, David Thom, who fronts the David Thom Band and Vintage Grass,  Isaac Cantor, who also plays in Dusty Green Bones Band, and Ben Jacobs, who can be seen with Poor Man’s Whiskey and Achilles Wheel.

Achilles Wheel Magic Bus Tour | SOLD OUT

 

Magic BusThe Miners Foundry is pleased to present an exclusive bus trip to the Achilles Wheel and Grateful Bluegrass Boys show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.  Ticket price includes the round trip luxury bus ride from Nevada County to the Great American Music Hall, plus tolls, parking, and driver tip.

Passengers must be at the departure location (TBA) at 2:45 p.m. for the 3:00 p.m. departure.  Food and beverages (including alcohol) are allowed on the bus, as well as small coolers.  Please plan to remove all items upon completion of the trip.

Dinner is available for purchase in advance at the Great American Music Hall, or the night of the show at nearby restaurants.

Tickets are $70 and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Concert tickets must be purchased separately (ticket link below). 

 

 

Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The quality of the band’s songwriting combined with stunning musicianship earned them spots at last year’s California Worldfest, The Strawberry Music festival, The Redwood Mountain Faire, The Redwood Ramble, Dead On The Creek, Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween and a sold out show at Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico, California.  If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see an Achilles Wheel show and make a joyful noise.

New Year’s Eve Bash

 

 

Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present Achilles Wheel and Boca do Rio at the New Year’s Eve Bash, Saturday, December 31, 2016.  Boca do Rio is the Mission’s longest-playing and hardest-hitting Brazilian-American funk band.  Nevada City favorite Achilles Wheel is a rock and roll band that blurs the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music, Rocadelia.  Doors open at 8:30 and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  Dancing / Standing show with limited seating.  Tickets are $30 and available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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Achilles Wheel is a California based rock and roll band that blurs the lines between genres and fuses and infectious blend of Roots and World Music, Rockadelia.  Their sound comes across as both Old School and New School, and is riddled with great songwriting.  Achilles Wheel places supporting the benefit of the human condition foremost in their work.  The idealism the band embraced as younger men has not diminished in the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live freely, have a good time, and hopefully matter in the end.  Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times.

 

 

boca-do-rioBoca do Rio has a strong foundation as the Mission’s longest-playing and hardest-hitting Brazilian-American funk band.

After a decade performing all original material during the heyday of San Francisco’s life music scene, Boca do Rio has evolved into a multi-layered electro-funk party boat with a sound that is fluid and edgy, adaptable and free.

Born of the mixing of waters of Brazil and the San Francisco Bay, Boca do Rio has created musica organica – music that developed through the rhythm of living and working between the Americas.

 

Fright Night 2017

 

 

Fright Night, Nevada City’s Halloween tradition returns to the Miners Foundry on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Fright Night 2017 features music by Zepparella with special guests Achilles Wheel, as well as The Novelists and Northern Roots.  Food and drinks are available for purchase.  Zepparella is an all-girl powerhouse from San Francisco, featuring the music of Led Zeppelin.  More than just a tribute band, Zepparella shows replicate the powerful improvisational musical journey for which Led Zeppelin shows were renowned. Local favorites Achilles Wheel is a rock and roll band that blurs the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music Rockadelia.  The Novelists showcase cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers, and signature four-part harmonies.  Dancing concert with limited seating available.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 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.

 

In 9 years as a band, Zepparella has released two live albums and toured throughout the United States opening for the likes of Weezer, Kiss, and Y&T.  Band members Gretchen Menn (guitar), Angeline Saris (bass), Noelle Doughty (vocals), and founding member Clementine (drums) are known internationally for their playing and have graced numerous festival stages, private parties, theatres, and down and dirty rock venues.

How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred?  To tread on holy ground is perilous and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple.  Pat attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-growing ability, and let the purity of the love for the music drive it all.  It wasn’t that long ago women rock musicians were a rare breed.  They might sign up front, or as part of a girl group, but women weren’t often seen playing rhythm or lead guitar.  Times have changed.

 

 

The Achilles Wheel sound comes across as both Old School and New School and is riddled with great songwriting. Supporting the benefit of our human condition is foremost in their work. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. The idealism that they embraced as younger men has not diminished in the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live freely and have a good time, and in the end, hopefully matter. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times.

With the release of their third studio recording, ‘Devil In The Yard’, Achilles Wheel is also waving the flag for Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Rusty Stringfield), who came to the AW studio in Nevada City to record a couple of songs, but after playing on every track he left as the new Achilles Wheel keys man. He joins Jonny Mojo Flores on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Kamm on guitar and vocals, Shelby Snow on bass and vocals, Mark McCartney on drums and vocals and Gary Campus on drums and percussion.

 

An elderly couple stands precariously on the railing of a 17th floor balcony… Two teenagers unknowingly choose a murder scene for their parking date… A young man throws off the shackles of a bullish culture.  These are just a sample of the scenes in which you’ll find yourself immersed when you listen to The Novelists.  Equally comfortable acoustic or electric, The Novelists showcase cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers, and their signature four-part harmonies.

The Novelists have become a mainstay on the West Coast festival, college, and house concert circuits and are planing several national tours throughout 2017.

 

 

Schedule of Events

7:00 p.m. Doors Open | Annex
8:00 p.m. Northern Roots | Stone Hall
8:00 p.m. The Novelists | Osborn/Woods Hall
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Costume Contest Photos | Foyer (see below for details!)
9:00 p.m. Achilles Wheel | Stone Hall (two sets)
9:30 p.m. Zepparella | Osborn/Woods Hall (two sets)

Food & Drink

Horn of the Bull Taqueria will be selling tacos in the Stone Hall and Cheri’s Ice Cream will be selling treats in the Foyer.

A  No Host full bar will be in the Upper Gallery.

Costume Contest

From 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., stop by the Foyer to have your picture taken for the Costume Contest.  On October 29th, the photos will be posted on the Miners Foundry Facebook page.  Like the Miners Foundry Facebook page, tag yourself and share the photos with your friends. Vote through October 31st. The photo with the most likes wins!  Winners will be announced November 3rd.  Prizes will be given for top vote getters in each category.

All prize baskets will include:
Northern Roots T-shirt, CD, and sticker
Novelists T-shirt and CD
Zepparella CD and sticker
Achilles Wheel CD

Plus…
Individual Category:  A pair of tickets to your choice of either the New Year’s Eve Bash featuring the Earles of Newtown and the Bob Woods Trio, or Squirrel Nut Zippers (March 7, 2018) plus a complimentary drink ticket.
Couples Category:  A pair of tickets to your choice of either the New Year’s Eve Bash featuring the Earles of Newtown and the Bob Woods Trio, or Squirrel Nut Zippers (March 7, 2018) plus 2 complimentary drink tickets.
Group Category:  A pair of tickets to the New Year’s Eve Bash featuring the Earles of Newtown and the Bob Woods Trio AND a pair of tickets to Squirrel Nut Zippers (March 7, 2018), plus a complimentary drink ticket for everyone in the group.

Questions?  Please call the Miners Foundry Box Office at (530) 265-5040.

 

Achilles Wheel

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Achilles Wheel at a special CD release party on Friday, February 23, 2018.  The evening will also include special guests Acoustically Speaking, featuring Kat & Mik from the Garcia Project, and a short presentation by Susana Millman and Dennis McNally at 8:00 p.m.  Achilles Wheel is a California based rock and roll band that blures the lines between genres and fuses an infectious blend of Roots and World Music Rockadelia.  Sanctuary is Achilles Wheel’s fourth CD and includes 13 original songs written by Paul Kamm and Johnny Mojo in the great Achilles Wheel style fans have come to know and love.  Recorded at Ancient Wave Studios in Nevada City, the CD will be available for purchase for $15.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22 in Advance and $27 at the Door.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating available.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.

 

 

The Achilles Wheel sound comes across as both Old School and New School and is riddled with great songwriting. Supporting the benefit of our human condition is foremost in their work. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. The idealism that they embraced as younger men has not diminished in the harsh light of the modern world as we struggle to live freely and have a good time, and in the end, hopefully matter. Achilles Wheel fearlessly sings out to these times.

With the release of their third studio recording, ‘Devil In The Yard’, Achilles Wheel is also waving the flag for Ben Jacobs (Poor Man’s Whiskey, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Rusty Stringfield), who came to the AW studio in Nevada City to record a couple of songs, but after playing on every track he left as the new Achilles Wheel keys man. He joins Jonny Mojo Flores on lead guitar and vocals, Paul Kamm on guitar and vocals, Shelby Snow on bass and vocals, Mark McCartney on drums and vocals and Gary Campus on drums and percussion.

 

 

 

Kat Walkerson and Mik Bondy of the Garcia Project formed Acoustically Speaking, a special duo after realizing what a magical thing happened when they sang and played together.

Listen to the music and feel the love and energy that reminds us all about the wonderful, cosmic scene revolving around The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band.  

Kat and Mik have performed live with Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), David Gans (Grateful Dead XM Radio Host) and Tom Constanten (Keyboardist for The Grateful Dead).

Come Together Benefit

 

The Miners Foundry and the Center for the Arts Present

Come Together | A Benefit Concert

All proceeds go to those affected by the Camp Fire through the following organizations:

North Valley Community Foundation
https://www.nvcf.org/

Wildland Firefighter Foundation
https://wffoundation.org/

North Valley Animal Disaster Group
https://www.nvadg.org/

 

Monday, December 10, 2018

5pm Doors / 6pm Show

$20 Suggested Donation

Featuring (times subject to change)

6:00 p.m. | Bob Woods Band
6:30 p.m. | The Rayos
7:00 p.m. | Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald with Mark McCartney and Mikail Graham
7:30 p.m. | Lolo Gervais R&B Revue
8:30 p.m. | Earles of Newtown
9:30 p.m. | Achilles Wheel

Rockin for Rayo

 

 

The Miners Foundry presents Rockin for Rayo on Friday, May 24, 2019!  Saul Rayo has been a shining light in our musical community for over 30 years, and has always been a strong arm to count on.  His beautiful voice has blessed Northern California with an abundance of performances.  Let’s help raise him up and support his healing process!  All donations will go directly to Saul and Elena for the cost of medical treatments.  Featuring:

7:00 Bob Woods  Trio 

7:45  Lorraine Gervais

8:30 Objects in the Mirror

9:30 Saul & Co

10:30 Petty Luv

11:30  Achilles Wheel

Plus Special Guests!

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the music begins at 7:00 p.m.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $20 General Admission / Suggested Donation.  No one will be turned away!

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person via the Miners Foundry Box Office.  The Miners Foundry Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., (530) 265-5040.

Other Ways to Help

Interested in helping Saul but unable to attend the show?  Click HERE to donate.

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!

This just in: Wolf Jett will be opening the show!

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.