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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.

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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 Soft Bombs ~ “Get Up”

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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.

Swinging Blues New Year’s Eve Dance Party ~ Tuesday, December 31, 2013 ~ 8:30 p.m. Doors / 9:00 p.m. Music ~ $25.00 General Admission / $35.00 Limited Reserve


Jamal Walker Band ~ “Messin’ With Me”

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Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry Presents a Swinging Blues New Year’s Eve Dance Party on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.  Ring in 2014 with Jamal Walker Band and Shay Dillon!  Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25.00 General Admission and $35.00 Limited Reserve.  Limited Reserve tickets include table seating and a complimentary glass of champagne.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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JamalWalkerBandFounded in 2007, the Jamal Walker Band (formerly known as Loose Change Blues Band), has become a favorite in the Northern California foothills music scene.  This group of musical veterans play a variety of blues, soul, and rock n roll tunes, plus powerful original songs guaranteed to get you dancing and singing along.  Jamal Walker Band puts on a high energy rockin’ show that is sure to keep you dancing all night!

Jamal Walker Band

 


Shay Dillon ~ “Holdin’ On”

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The songs Shay Dillon writes are about the everyday struggles with life and love, the common thread of the lonely, jilted, the lost and the found.  Her debut album Through the Fire was described by Christine Bode of Party in Kingston as “a blues, jazz, R&B, and soul collection of expertly crafted, hot blooded songs that are marvelously highlighted by Shay’s sensual, sultry voice.”  Even though Shay has been around long enough to pay her dues, she is considered one of the newest Indie talents on the block.

Shay Dillon

 

 

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.

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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.

Jelly Bread

 

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.


Achilles Wheel

Achilles Wheel

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New Year’s Eve Funk Party

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The Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music present New Year’s Eve Funk Party on Thursday, December 31, 2015, featuring Mojo Green with special guest Whee The People.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $30 for Limited Reserve, plus ticketing fees.  General Admission tickets are for the dancing section and are not guaranteed a seat.  Limited Reserve tickets include cabaret seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

Mojo Green

Mojo Green is a seven piece, horn driven, soul funk machine playing high energy dance music, quickly becoming a Soul Funk household name.  Sharing the stage with some of the nation’s top touring bands, Mojo Green has taken their high energy, hard hitting, crazy dance party to such storied venues as Sweetwater Music Hall and the Crystal Bay Club, plus major festivals such as Burning Man and the Hangtown Halloween Ball.

 

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Whee the People songs start with a foundation of Indie Rock and Indie Pop grooves, add a ton of Funkiness and Soul, and come to life with positive and uplifting vocals.  With a funky, soul, horn section, sultry back-up girls, and hooky gang choruses, Whee the People is a journey for your ears.

New Year’s Eve Bash

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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.

 

New Year’s Eve Bash

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Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present Earles of Newtown with special guests the Bob Woods Trio at the New Year’s Eve Bash, Sunday, December 31, 2017.  Earles of Newtown is a powerhouse Americana band, crafting tight arrangements of infectious original music around early era Harlem, New Orleans and “Hot” Jazz, along with Texas and Western Swing.  Bob Woods is a Western Swing Hall of Fame Inductee who has been playing music since 1971.  Doors open at 8:00 and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  Reserved Cabaret tickets are SOLD OUT. General Admission tickets are still available at $30  General Admission is the standing / dancing section with limited seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.  Ages 18+.

Earles of Newtown is a powerhouse Americana band crafting their tight arrangements of infectious original music around early era Harlem, New Orleans, and “Hot” Jazz, along with Texas and Western Swing, creating a sound all its own called simply Swingin’ Dixie.  The nine piece band has been shaking dance floors all over California, including recent gigs in San Francisco.  The Earles inject energy into the swing scene across Northern California.

 

 

 

Bob Woods started playing in 1971 with the Sacramento Western Swing band, Tokpela.  A Western Swing Hall of Fame Inductee, he’s shared the stage with the Surfaris, Tiny Moore, Bill Kirchen, Albert Lee, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Billy Joe Shaver, and many others.  You never know who might share the stage with Bob Woods!  Woods has released seven original albums:  Hillbilly Cadillac, The Night We Stole the Last Steam  Engine, Don’t Forget the Trains, Almost Live, Railroad Money, This Town, and Swampbilly.  

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New Years Eve Bash

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The Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music are pleased to present Love Train with special guest Elevation (feat. J Silk) on Tuesday, December 31, 9:00pm, at our annual New Year’s Eve Bash.

Love Train is a 6-piece dance band that taps into the same gold vein of 60’s soul and R&B as the Blues Bros and the Commitments. If you attended the Miners Foundry New Year’s Eve Bash in 2018, you will remember them as the opening act. Our audience had so much fun with them, we brought them back for 2019!

Belting out soul hits from Wilson Picket, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, the O’Jays, Sam and Dave, Stevie Wonder and many more, Love Train delivers a powerfully funky vintage soul groove that WILL get you dancing!

Guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Lyerly, and bassist/vocalist Karel Hendee are joined by ace drummer Tim Bulkley, and backed by a stellar 3-piece horn section (Phil Kember, John DeBoer and Jerry Grant) who recently appeared with the Temptations!

Opening the show will be local funk favorite Elevation featuring J Silk, a high energy funk/rock band from Northern California. Their original music was born in the clubs and bars of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn. They are a jam band and a dance band with an emphasis on heavy bass lines and funky grooves. The smooth vocals of front man J Silk and singer Brynn Farwell give Elevation a fresh sound that’s both old school and modern. They released their first album in October, 2018,  “ELEVATION featuring J Silk,” the tracks were recorded live in the studio to keep that ‘live’ feel and unique sound. The bands motto…ELEVATE YOUR FUNKIN’ LIFE! Currently the band is taking time to work on their second album, release sometime 2019.

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Tickets are $35 for General Admission (standing / dancing section) and $55 for Reserved Cabaret seating.  Reserved Cabaret is per ticket and includes a reserved seat at a cabaret table and a complimentary split of champagne.  Cabaret tables seat 1-4 guests. Please call the box office to be seated with your friends!

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

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.

Food and Drink

There will be a full service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase beginning at 8:00pm.

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New Year’s Eve Bash | Cancelled

In the interest of the safety of our patrons, volunteers, staff, and the community, the Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music have made the difficult decision to cancel the New Years Eve Bash. 
Patrons will be emailed with options regarding their tickets as soon as systems are operable.
Stay safe & warm and we’ll see you in 2022! 

The Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music are pleased to present the 2021 New Year’s Eve Bash, featuring Grease, Grit, & Grime with special guests The Pyramids, on Friday, December 31, 2021.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  The Miners Foundry offers a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

Get Tickets! | $35-$55

  • Please review updated Safety information before purchasing your ticket!
  • Proof of full vaccination or negative COVID 19 test within 72 hours required for entry.
  • Masks are required indoors except when eating or drinking.
  • General Admission | Standing / Dancing | $35
  • Reserved Cabaret Table | 1-4 Patrons | $55
  • 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

Grease, Grit, & Grime

In the cracks, under the floor boards, and down a deep dark alley you will find Grease, Grit & Grime. Embodying the expression “dirty blues”, this group is schooled in Mississippi Delta and Chicago blues.

Grease, Grit and Grime is one of Nevada County’s most popular live bands. The band’s specialty is getting folks out of their chairs and keeping the dance floor hot! They choose to perform songs that don’t give you the blues but, more like what Taj Mahal once said about his music, “They lift the blues up offa ya.” Their repertoire includes roots-sounding originals such as “Homeless Blues”, written by Pontiac, Michigan-born lead singer Chad Conner Crow about his experience working at a shelter, and “Grab My Heart,” “Railroad Money” and “Five O’clock” by guitarist Bob Woods. Standards from greats such as Lazy Lester, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters comprise the meat of the band’s sets.

The band features a mix of personnel from various Americana sub-genres: stylish guitarist/vocalist Seth Miner who, along with Chad was in Organic Flood, a popular Nevada County rock group in the early 2000s are two of the founding members. Local guitar wizard and vocalist Bob Woods (Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, the Surfaris, the Earles Of Newtown among others, as well as a member of the Sacramento Western Swing Hall of Fame) helps to warp the blues sound into the band’s unique style. Harmonica player/vocalist Scott Hickman (Luther Tucker, L.C. “Good Rockin’” Robinson, Troyce Key, JJ Malone, Barry Melton among others) adds depth and authenticity with his decades-long Bay Area gigging experience. THE Brett Cole (The Pyronauts, Dick Dale, Gary Hoey, Elvis Costello, Peter Tork, many more) throws a solid surfabilly bottom into the mix. Driving the powerful groove of the band is drummer Artie “Stix” Chavez, A-list Northern California blues drummer (Tommy Castro, Daniel Castro, Ron Thompson, Tia Carroll, many more) who has transplanted himself from the Bay Area to Nevada County.
Highpoints for the band include opening for and performing as “house band” for early Excello & Alligator recording artist Lazy Lester in 2009, a slot in the Polk Street Blues Festival in San Francisco in 2011, opening for Johnny Winter in 2012, and opening for Buddy Guy in 2013 as well as a slew of San Francisco, Oakland and foothills dance venue gigs since then.

So, if you feel like another mule’s kickin’ in yo’ stall, and there ain’t no use waitin’ fo’ that train, grab your biscuit roller and get your mojo workin’ – and go see Grease, Grit & Grime unleash some downright dirty blues for a guaranteed unforgettable night of blues dancing.

The Pyramids

The Pyramids formed in the later part of the 20th century to entertain dancers.  John Girton (Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur) and Peter Wilson (Deadbeats, 1000 Kisses Deep) share a love for blues, jazz and early rock and roll.  Their repertoire runs from Bill Haley and the Comets to Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash.  They are joined by Ty Smith on drums and Eric Menig on electric bass.

John Girton is well known for his work as lead guitarist with the group Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. John recorded 3 albums with the group, and also wrote and arranged material for them. He was also featured as guitarist, saxophonist, clarinetist, and occasional mandolinist with the popular vocalist, Maria Muldaur for many years. His own group, the “Girtones” played a blend of jazz, swing and blues sometimes including singer Maria Muldaur as a member. John and Peter Wilson have performed as a duo since 1988.

Peter Wilson has toured and performed since 1978 in coffeehouses, colleges, trains and nightclubs across the US and Canada. He’s a member of the Deadbeats – a long running tip-of-the-hat to the music and songs of the Grateful Dead. He’s a founding member of Paul Emery’s 1000 Kisses Deep – The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Along with his songwriting cohorts, Mountain John Hilligoss and Moe Dixon, they’ve written scores of songs, toured and released a studio CD – Troubadour Camp. At home in Grass Valley, California Wilson has hosted radio variety shows and talent nights.

Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry.  Please click here for updated safety information.

  • Please review updated Safety information before purchasing your ticket!
  • Proof of full vaccination or negative PCR COVID 19 test within 72 hours required for entry.
  • Masks are required indoors except when eating or drinking.

Contact Info

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