Posts

New Music Monday – Grateful Bluegrass Boys

11950373_1094127523948028_2503228709799505902_o-1024x683

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.

TICKETS

Interested in being a VENDOR?

 

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.

 

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

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.

Jerry Bash 2014 ~ Saturday, August 2, 2014


The Deadbeats ~ “Mexicali Blues”

Jerry Bash Poster

 

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.

Tickets

 

Interested in being a vendor?  CLICK HERE TO BECOME A VENDOR

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.

 

 

 

AchillesWheel_print

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.

 

 

 

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

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
Grateful Ink Tattoo

 

 

Thank you to our 2014 Jerry Bash Sponsors!

IVY CONSTRUCTION

SPD LogoOlive Vitaligy LogoGrateful Ink Tattoo Logo

 

 

Treats Logo

Wake the Dead ~ Friday, May 9, 2014


Wake the Dead

KVMR_wakethedead_smallposter_webCeltic All-Star jam band Wake the Dead brings the Summer of Love back to Nevada City on Friday, May 9, 2014 in a Benefit concert for the KVMR NTC Bridge Street Project.  Wake the Dead is a romp flowing seamlessly from rock grooves to hot Irish reels, and from haunting airs to achingly beautiful melodies familiar to Deadheads everywhere.  Local favorites Kelly  Flemming and Juliette Gobert will open for Wake the Dead.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22.00 for KVMR and Nevada Theatre Members, and $25.00 for General Admission.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040 or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Tickets

 

 

 

Wake the DeadAs an expression of cultural joy, you can’t top an Irish wake.  And what is a wake but a celebration, a toast of appreciation, an expression of love, and a damn good party?  So when eight top Bay Area musicians realized they shared as deep a love for the songs of the Grateful Dead as they did for traditional Celtic tunes, some brand-new music sprang up and started partying.  The music takes off and the band follows with groove jams to keep the tie-dye swirling and the vocal harmonies floating like clouds.

 

The worlds aren’t colliding, they’re meshing, creating a whole new world of possibility, true to the spirits of the Grateful Dead and the eternally hopeful Celts.

Wake the Dead


KVMR Nevada Theatre Building Project from Richard Mentzer on Vimeo.

 

KVMR NTC Bridge Street ImageThe KVMR Community Radio and Nevada Theatre Bridge Street Project is where the Theater of the Stage meets the Theater of the Mind.  KVMR Community Radio and the historic Nevada Theatre have joined forces in a truly unique collaboration to build a new 8,000 square foot home for KVMR that also adds 1,600 square feet of new backstage space to the 148 year old theater. No other collaboration of this type exists within the country.

Bridge Street Project

 

 

 

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, pleased to support the KVMR NTC Bridge Street Project.

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

Miners Foundry

Colorado’s Whitewater Ramble Announces Nevada City Album Release Party w/ Absynth Quintet 4/11

Whitewater Ramble & Absynth Quintet – Thurs, April 11

Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street Nevada City, CA
ALL AGES, Doors: 7:30 PM, w/ Absynth Quintet: 8:30 PM, w/ WWR: 10:00 PM
Tickets: $12 ADV / $15 DOS, Available online at www.minersfoundry.org or at The BriarPatch Co-op

Hailing from Fort Collins, Colorado, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) bring their “High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass” to the Miners Foundry, Thursday, April 11th.  This is a special album release party is in support of the national release of their second studio album Roots & Groove. The band has welcomed back Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth as producer for the second time. Carbone worked with the band on their genre-bending debut release All Night Drive in 2010. Joining them are special guests Absynth Quintet for Humbolt County.

Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft it’s sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana.  The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres and to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations.

WWR has had the privilege of supporting, touring with and sharing stages with Railroad Earth, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Greensky Bluegrass, Cornmeal, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dark Star Orchestra, Little Feat, Papa Mali, The New Mastersounds, The Gourds, The David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Lotus, Splitlip Rayfiled, The Motet, Tea Leaf Green, Henry Butler, Vince Herman and Great American Taxi, Peter Rowan, Tony Furtado and many more.

The Miners Foundry had the opportunity to ask WWR’s Patrick Sites (mandolin, vocals) a few questions before the group rolls into town on Thursday.

When did you realize bluegrass was the genre of music for you? 
Not sure we’ve ever realized that…. We love bluegrass, but it’s only a portion of what we use in our sound.  We pull a lot from rock, jazz, jam and improve, even some reggae.

What is it about bluegrass you live so much?
Bluegrass at its core is pure and simple, which lends itself to cross-pollination of other forms and genres and blurring the lines of form.

How did you all meet?
Probably not enough time or ways to describe how this group has come together, but jams, parties, open mics, friends of friends,  What is special about this group?   One minute, we are playing and singing a traditional bluegrass number, the next minute, the bassist is standing on top of his bass playing a synthesizer while the drummers drops dance beats…… all in the same song

What is it like to look out from stage and see entire room dancing to your songs?
It’s the personal goal of everyone in our group, we love artistry, but we love when artistry meets dance party.   In other words, it’s extremely satisfying and rewarding, it’s the goal of our live performances each and every night.

What are some of your musical influences?
Diverse, Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, Sound Tribe, String Cheese, Railroad Earth, Gillian Welch…..

How do they reflect in your music?
Some influences are reflecting in writing and lyric only, others in our own playing of each instrument, other reflections in our arrangements.

Your dream musical collaboration?
Any remaining members of the Grateful Dead

What’s it like being a band on the festival circuit?
Fun, fun and more fun.  Still work, long hours of travel, but certainly the best part of our year is at festivals.

Is it hard to come home?
Yes and no, it’s still travel and time away from our personal lives but it’s great to walk a proper balance as well.

For someone who has never seen or heard you what should they expect when they come to the show? 
Diversity in styles and sound, drinking more than they expected and dancing more than they expected.

What is the secret component of a great string band?
Having drums.

 

October Volunteer Opportunities at the Foundry

Volunteer at the Foundry and receive a complimentary ticket to the Foundry sponsored event of your choice!
(Must volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours to receive complimentary ticket)

Please contact Kat Kress at kat@minersfoundry.org (530) 265-5040 to Volunteer.

Volunteers are needed for the following events:

Dark Star Orchestra, Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and more than 1800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience.   Volunteer half the show, then dance the rest!  If DSO isn’t your type of show, this is a great opportunity to volunteer for 6 hours and earn a complimentary ticket for another Foundry sponsored show.  Many Volunteer positions still available.

Fright Night, Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Miners Foundry’s Annual Fundraising Event, FRIGHT NIGHT, returns this year with headliner Led Zeppelin Tribute Band,  Zepparella, as well as Achilles Wheel, Persist to Rise and Mt. Whateverest.  Many Volunteer positions are available, including the Decorating Committee and the Nevada City Box Office.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!

 

 

Dark Star Orchestra ~ Wednesday, October 10, 2012 ~ 6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show ~ $35.00 Limited Reserve / $25.00 Advance General Admission / $30.00 General Admission at the Door

Dark Star Orchestra

Fall Tour 2012

Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show
$35.00 Limited Reserve / $25.00 Advance General Admission / $30.00 Door General Admission

Purchase Tickets

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and more than 1800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It’s about a sense of familiarity. It’s about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It’s about a contagious energy, … in short, it’s about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three nightstands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes,Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Gratefulfest, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.

Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more…

“For us it’s a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years,” rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton explains. “We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they’ve been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live.”

“…I can close my eyes and go back 30 years and have it be every bit as rewarding and satisfying. Dark Star is an amazingly legitimate representation of the Dead.”
Dan Healy, Grateful Dead sound engineer 1966 -1994

“Channeling the Dead”
USA Today

 “Playing with Dark Star Orchestra is something that feels just exactly like it felt when I was playing with the Grateful Dead.”
Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay, Grateful Dead vocalist 1972 – 1979

“The Dark Star Orchestra re-creates Grateful Dead shows with a flashback-inducing meticulousness.”
The New Yorker

“Fanatical attention to detail.”
Rolling Stone

“In fact, Dark Star Orchestra often sounds more like the Dead than the Dead sometimes did…”
Chicago Tribune

 

 

Events

Nothing Found

Sorry, no posts matched your criteria