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Tumbledown House




The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present Tumbledown House on July 2, 2021 in the Osborn/Woods Hall at the Miners Foundry.  Doors are at 7:00pm and the Show begins at 8:00pm.

A fiery horn section, rollicking ragtime piano, creative guitar work, a rhythm section with ADHD, and a female vocal powerhouse to tie it all together, Tumbledown House plays jazz, blues, tango, and groove with thematic storytelling influences from Steinbeck, Bukowski, and Tom Robbins.

Get Tickets!

  • $20 in Advance / $25 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00pm on July 2, 2021.
  • General Admission with mixed cabaret tables and theatre seating.
  • Tickets available online only through June 15th.
  • After June 15th, tickets will be 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

Modern speakeasy music.  Gritty saloon jazz.

San Francisco Bay Area songwriting deviants Tumbledown House have never been easy to describe.

Whimsical, story-based songs are delivered by velvety vocal powerhouse Gillian Wolfe over a blend of vintage jazz, blues, tango, and klezmer.

Tumbledown House has supported acts such as Crooked Still, Brandi Carlile, and Keller Williams, and recorded their second album with members of New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band.


Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry.  All entertainment is presented in accordance with state and local safety guidelines.  Continually updated guidelines can mean frequent changes to our procedures.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Contact Info

Please contact our Box Office at [email protected] with questions.


Tumbledown House


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

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to present Tumbledown House on Friday, March 20, at 8:00pm!


San Francisco Bay Area songwriting deviants, Tumbledown House, have never been easy to describe. Modern speakeasy, saloon jazz, parlor pop, and Tom Waits in a cocktail dress are some of the terms used, but none of these successfully convey the band’s incomparable ability to fuse vintage sounds and themes from yesteryear with the modern instrumentation, refreshingly original compositions, and raw energy that we expect from today’s performers.

Tumbledown House began in the rain-soaked streets of Portland, Oregon back in 2009. Since then, the band has performed over 850 shows throughout 25 states and has recently released their third full-length studio album, “Sum and Substance”. In 2012, the band relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where they teamed up with clarinet virtuoso Zac Johnson, upright bass wizard Ryan Lukas, and creative percussionist Aaron Kierbel, who provide the perfect sonic landscapes for the intricately crafted songs of sultry vocalist Gillian Wolfe and producer/guitarist Tyler Ryan Miller. The resulting group has become just as notorious for their raucous speakeasy parties as they are adored for their intimate seated events, which are oftentimes enriched by lush storytelling; their ability to charm audiences of all walks of life is making Tumbledown House a rising festival favorite throughout Northern California and beyond.

Tumbledown House’s latest album, Sum and Substance, is a slight departure from the vaudevillian carnival ride of their earlier work. Accessing a certain vulnerability, the album showcases the growth and maturity that the band has experienced as artists and songwriters, while still holding on to a bit of the whimsical playfulness that sets them apart from other acts (songs from the upcoming album include an ode to Josephine Baker, a commentary on the modern dating game using animal safari metaphors, and an account of a shamanic journey into the Peruvian jungle).

Following the release of their second album, Fables and Falsehoods (featuring several members of New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band), Tumbledown House resumed their extensive touring schedule to “quickly ascend as one of the new, promising acts of the Rocky Mountain region” (Pop Rocket Press). The band has performed at such illustrious events as the sold out Edwardian Ball, Stern Grove’s pop-up festival, The Priceless Festival, The Midpoint Music Festival, Oakland’s Eastlake Music Festival, in clubs such as Yoshi’s, The Regency Ballroom, and Amnesia, and alongside notable artists like The Devil Makes Three, Crooked Still, Keller Williams, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and countless others.


Get Tickets!

General Admission tickets are $18 in Advance and $25 At the Door. Seating will be General Admission with Room for Dancing! 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 March 20.

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.