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Zepparella

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Zepparella on Thursday, September 15, 2022.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m.  The Miners Foundry offers a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

Zepparella is the Led Zeppelin Powerhouse. Vocalist Anna Kristina, Guitarist Gretchen Menn, Bassist Holly West, and Drummer Clementine have brought their passion for the sacred music of the greatest band in the world all over the world. Zepparella shows replicate the nuance and detail of Zeppelin’s catalog while honoring the powerful improvisational journeys for which Zeppelin shows were renowned.

Get Tickets! | $30-$40

  • $30 in Advance / $40 at the Door. Advance price closes at 4:00 p.m. the day of the show.
  • Standing / Dancing Show, Limited Seating Available

Miners Foundry Box Office

Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
(530) 265-5040

Zepparella

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—Pay 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.

Drummer Clementine is the founding member of ZEPPARELLA.

From the beginning of her musical career, her goal has been to be onstage every night.

The pursuit of that goal has led Clementine to constantly tour the US and Europe in projects as diverse as Bottom, AC/DShe, The House Of More, The Solid, Francis Bakin, Stars Turn Me On and Beaux Cheveux.

She tackles the best rock drumming ever written with her own emotionally powerful style, bringing the Motown influence of the Bonham groove to the forefront.

The profound musical connection established with Gretchen Menn (guitar), Holly West (bass), and Anna Kristina (vocals) creates the bond required to do this great music justice.

 

 

 

 

 

It was under the tutelage of classical guitarist Phillip DeFremery, a student of Andrés Segovia, that guitarist Gretchen Menn began her path on the instrument.

Playing with tireless passion and constantly seeking out new challenges, her projects are often unconventional, genre-bending expressions combining elements of classical, rock, progressive, jazz, and metal.

On influences, Gretchen has never tired of her initial inspirations—Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Frank Zappa, and Jeff Beck.

But she has loved Jimmy Page’s guitar playing longer than she has played the guitar.

It was through the music of Led Zeppelin that she found a gateway into music that resonated deeply with her, creating a love for guitar-oriented music, and, ultimately, the guitar.

 

 

 

 

 

Bassist Holly West began her musical journey full-steam ahead, and more recently than her stellar playing belies.

Her unstoppable will and drive have truly propelled her to this moment and her place in the powerhouse Zepparella.

A self-taught bass player, she is also a blossoming vocalist with rich rock pipes.

Her time on stage has been well spent, developing an impressive attack, impeccable feel, and a technique which seems to have come completely naturally to her, not to mention her dazzling stage presence and joyful performance style.

Her influences span the rock gauntlet, from Clutch and the Rival Sons to Slash, ZZ Top, and of course, the mighty Zeppelin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singer Anna Kristina is a soulful, fiery, and rocking vocal powerhouse who has stepped into Zepparella’s Plant spot for a second time.

Anna was with the band for 5 years, became known for her performance in the band’s 15 million-view “When The Levee Breaks” video, took a 6-year hiatus, and now returns in 2018 to front the band.

Her career has spanned acoustic, jazz, soul, rock, and her charisma and power delivers captivating performances every night. About her brilliant harp playing she says: “getting a chance to blow on the harmonica is an added bonus!

Plant isn’t just a singer he’s a musician.

He brings his blues background and natural percussive feel to his harmonica playing as well and I love getting lost in that.

Playing the harp allows me to express on a whole different level and it’s so freeing.”

 

 

 

 

Now more than ever, Zepparella explores their own improvised magic within the framework of Zeppelin’s mighty songs!

Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry.  Beginning April 1, 2022 there are no safety protocols in effect for Miners Foundry presented indoor public events.  Please click here for more info and FAQs.

Contact Info

Please contact the Miners Foundry Box Office at [email protected] with questions.

Guardians of Guitar

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

 

ABOUT

Jennifer Batten, Gretchen Menn, and Nili Brosh to Celebrate Evolved Guitar with Individual Performances and a Thrilling Show Closer as a Powerhouse Trio!
Three of the most exciting guitarists producing music today are presenting an exhilarating trio show that celebrates their individual and collective impacts on the art of guitar.
Jennifer Batten has not only performed with megastars such as Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck, she was also a ground-breaking advocate, virtuoso, and teacher of two-handed tapping as a guitar technique. Batten’s ongoing commitment to innovation drove her recent creation of a solo multimedia show that deploys her own video productions to augment and expand her musical compositions. Her latest release is BattleZone by Scherer/Batten.
As a member of America’s popular, all-female Led Zeppelin powerhouse, Zepparella, Gretchen Menn is one of the foremost disciples of the Jimmy Page guitar style. But Menn is also an adventurous composer who has integrated Gypsy jazz, prog, metal, and classical into her own music and guitar playing. In fact, she resolutely studied orchestration for five years before completing her 2016 solo album, Abandon All Hope—a triumphant musical adaptation of Dante’s Inferno.
Nili Brosh was a member of Tony MacAlpine’s band, opened for Yngwie Malmsteen during his 2013 USA tour, and was the lead guitarist in Cirque du Soleil’s production of Michael Jackson ONE. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music—who went on to become one of the school’s youngest faculty members—Brosh’s most recent album is 2014’s A Matter of Perception.
The Batten-Menn-Brosh tour is an inspirational event of brilliant compositions, frightening technique, impassioned playing, and evolved musicality. Each show will be a “must see” evening for musicians and music fans seeking to be mesmerized by unique, progressive, and transformative performances.

TICKET INFO

General Admission tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on November 9, 2019. All tickets are General Admission (first come, first served seating.)

Doors will open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm.

FOOD & DRINKS

There will be a full-service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase.

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Zepparella on Saturday, March 2, 2019.  All female Led Zeppelin powerhouse Zepparella brings their passion for the sacred music of the greatest band in the world all over the US and Canada.  Zepparella shows replicate the nuance and detail of Led Zeppelin’s catalog while honoring the powerful improvisational journeys for which Zeppelin shows were renowned.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Dancing / standing concert with limited seating available.  Tickets are $22 in Advance and $27 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. the day of the show.  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.

Zepparella photographed at Max Crace Studio, March 2018.

How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred?  Vocalist Anna Kristina, Guitarist Gretchen Menn, Bassist Holly West, and Drummer Clementine of Zepparella know that 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.

Zepparella ~ POSTPONED

Zepparella Poster

Unfortunately, the show tonight has been postponed due to band members’ illness.  We will announce a new date in the next few days.  We apologize for any inconvenience and wish them a speedy recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kat Alves Photography

Kat Alves Photography


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