Beta Series: C.J. Boyd

Miners Foundry is pleased to present an intimate evening of acoustic/experimental/non-mainstream music featuring C.J. Boyd, and supported by Stephanie Siehr and The Stratospheres, and The Unfortunate Bastard on July 6, 2019 at 8:00pm.


Bassist turned vagabond C.J. Boyd uses bass loops and voices in order to try and stop time. On perpetual tour since March 2008, movement and stasis are both at the center of his music. Weaving together improvisation with a sparse, minimalist aesthetic, Boyd creates waves of sound, worlds of provocative unlived memories through a singular approach to the upright bass and electric bass guitar that makes everything near and far. For more about CJ, visit


The Unfortunate Bastard are Dave Dalton of Screaming Bloody Marys and Die Laughing Records, and Brian Tierney of The Gargoyles. They liken their sound to a “busker,punk,pub-rock electric… Violent Femmes on on the street corner with Billy Bragg…for more info, visit them on Reverb Nation.




Stephanie Siehr is a musician schooled by old song books, errant radio signals, wandering minstrels, and trees. She grew up in  the Midwest, playing piano and organ, alto and baritone saxophones. Guitars, singing, and rock ‘n’ roll came later, in California. Her sound is a mix of pared-down twang and proto-punk, Lucinda Williams meets the Modern Lovers.  Stephanie has also performed in the duo Better Odds (with drummer Carl Helm), with the Bob Woods Trio, Curse of Cretins, The Climate Music Project, and others. Contact:

Depending on which way the wind is blowing, “The Stratospheres” may include a number of friends. This performance will be enhanced by Liz Stuart (Vocolot).



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

Get Tickets!

Tickets are $10 in Advance, and $12 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on July 6, 2019. Limited seating available as this will be an open dance floor show.  All tickets are General Admission.

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.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food options available for purchase (details to be added at a later date.)



First Friday Art Walk 2019

Happening throughout Downtown Nevada City in 2019 on June 7th, July 5th, and Aug 2nd, First Friday Artwalk is a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants and thriving arts community. Participating businesses keep their doors open until 9:00PM on Artwalk evenings to host a local artist’s reception. 

This FREE family friendly event encourages locals and visitors to shop inside our downtown shops and restaurants, creating increased commerce and exposure for local businesses and artists alike.


This year, join The Osborn/Woods Gallery and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in partnership with Ready Nevada County. “Ready, Set, Go” mixers will be taking place at each Artwalk from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Representatives from 211 will be on hand to assist community members with signing up for Code Red Emergency Alerts.







Additionally, The Osborn/Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry will feature its newest show “Creation” and offer a no-host bar with acoustic entertainment.