Pat Travers Band ~ Friday, May 29, 2015

Pat Travers Band ~ “Red House”


The Miners Foundry isPat Travers poster pleased to present Pat Travers and the Pat Travers Band on Friday, May 29, 2015.

The Pat Travers Band is one seriously tight rocking unit, always delivering tangible energy and infectious enjoyment.

Doors are at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 Dancing Room Only, $25 Seated, and $55 VIP Meet & Greet.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.




Pat TraversSince the critically acclaimed 1976 debut album featuring his own brand of high quality seventies guitar rock and roll, Pat Travers has gone on to deliver melodic eighties rock, a blues period throughout most of the nineties, noted performances with various power trios during the Millennium and a full blooded return to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound as he enters his fifth decade of performing and recording.


From the streets of Toronto, to the streets of London, to the streets of the WORLD, catch this band whenever and wherever you can.



 Kat Alves

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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, pleased to support the Nevada County music community.

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

Markus James & The Wassonrai ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 8:00 p.m. Music ~ $18.00 Members / $20.00 Non Members

Markus James & The Wassonrai ~ from “Hellhound On My Trail”

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Markus James & The Wassonrai on Friday, December 28, 2012.  For many years, Markus James has been traveling in Mali and recording unique, Blues-influenced music with traditional Wassoulou and Sonrai musicians.  This has led to excellent critical acclaim for the recordings, film , and live performances which have evolved from these true cross-cultural collaborations.  Touring with The Wassonrai, Markus James takes the Blues back to its African roots – don’t miss this amazing show!  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with music beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Food will be available for purchase, along with a no-host bar.  Tickets are $18.00 for Miners Foundry Members and $20.00 for Non Members.  Tickets are available online, in person, or by phone at the Nevada City Box Office, or at Briar Patch.

 Purchase Tickets

Call the Nevada City Box Office at (530) 265-5462 or check your email to receive your Member Code.

“Profound world blues passage… extremely distinctive pieces, driven by a seductive rhythmic circularity that’s a keystone of Malian traditional tunes and Delta blues.”  BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

For many years, Markus James has been traveling in Mali and recording unique, Blues-influenced music with traditional Wassoulou and Sonrai musicians. This has led to excellent critical acclaim for the recordings, film, and live performances which have evolved from these true cross-cultural collaborations.  In the US, Markus performs with Malian artists playing Kameme n’goni, the 8-stringed hunter’s harp of the Wassoulou people, kurubu and njarka violin of the Sonrai people, as well as calabash and Bolon, the 3-stringed gourd bass.


The music features vocals which alternate between Bambara, Sonrai, and English.
His collaborations in Timbuktu with Hamma Sankare (Calabash player on Ali Farka Toure’s tours and albums), Hassi Sare (master of the one-stringed Njarka violin), and Solo Sidibe (who plays the Kamele N’Goni, the hunter’s harp of the Wassoulou people) are the subject of the documentary film “Timbuktoubab”. This group has performed at the Festival In The Desert in 2003 and 2004, as well as in Timbuktu and other towns and villages in Northern Mali.  In the US, Markus tours with The Wassonrai, featuring Wassoulou musician Mamadou Sidibe, and Amadou Camara.  They have performed on numerous radio shows, including PRI / BBC’s “The World”.

Markus James


Loudon Wainwright III

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present Loudon Wainwright III on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8:00pm. Doors will open at 7:00pm for seating and food/drink.


Loudon Wainwright III’s long and illustrious career is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, Movie and TV credits, and now his new autobiography, Liner Notes(2017 Penguin/Random House). In 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. His 2012 recording, Older Than My Old Man Now, was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year. September 2018, Loudon releases his 27th career album to-date, Years In The Making, a retrospective double CD with more than 45 tracks – live performances, demos, outtakes, unreleased songs spanning 50 years.

Wainwright is perhaps best known for the novelty song “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)”, and for playing Captain Calvin Spalding, the “singing surgeon”, on the American television show, M*A*S*H.

His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison. He has collaborated with songwriter/producer Joe Henry, on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie Knocked Up.  Loudon penned music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You. He composed topical songs for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and ABC’s Nightline, and recorded several songs for the soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

As an actor, Wainwright has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow.

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $30 in Advance and $40 At the Door.  This will be a seated, general admission show. 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 January 31, 2020. 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.