Sgt. Penguin’s GRAND OPENING

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Boulder Creek has a new art gallery. It is located between the BC Computer Repair and the San Lorenzo Valley Museum at 12599 Highway 9. Their grand opening is this Saturday from 12 noon – 5pm. Come meet the whole penguin gang, enjoy food, music, art, and see what this wonderful gallery is all about.

Their regular hours are Thursday – Sunday from 12 noon – 5pm. They specialize in one of a kind art, ceramics, paintings, and other wonderful items. Read more about the on their Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/SgtPenguinsDesigns

Boulder Creek talent: Headtrip Villains

Check out Boulder Creek’s rising talent  –   Headtrip Villains

All of their music is made with live instruments. The band is influenced by several genres including jazz, metal, as well as bands like The Devil Makes Three.

Headtrip Villains’ full length album, Animal Instincts is now available on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Check them out at the link below.

 

headtrip villians

Boulder Creek Author: Travis Fisk

Travis Fisk has published his first book titled Wisdom Quest. Travis says if you like Harry Potter, you’ll love this book. Travis sent an excerpt you can read below. To purchase Vision Quest from Amazon.com click HERE.

 

Wisdom Quest Travis Fisk

 

The potion she made to do this to the bird had an unusual but admired side effect, it tied the bird’s sight and what it heard to the witch’s cauldron. 

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Boulder Creek Music – New Dogs Old Tricks

Just after closing time, these two fellows dropped by Boulder Creek Music. They said they might have some time before their bus comes and asked the owner if they could play a tune.

 

The band of two brothers visiting from Southern California are  called “New Dogs Old Tricks” – Click HERE for their Facebook page.

Artist Spotlight #7 – Jazzamanders

In preparation for the upcoming Boulder Creek Bluegrass and Old Time Festival, we will be featuring interviews with the performing bands. The Festival will be held March 9 and 10 at Scopazzi’s.

1.How do you describe your music or . . .  what style of music do you play?
A wide variety, acoustic

2.Who is in the band?
Barry Tanner, George Galt, Andy Robbins and Joy Rush. All from Boulder Creek

3.When and where are you playing at the Boulder Creek Bluegrass Festival?
7:00 Friday at Scopazzi’s

4.Who are you influences?
Sir Francis Drake, Bill Walsh, (Maybe some Django too)

5.Is there a website people can visit to hear your music?
Look for the Jazzamanders on youtube

6.Name one of your crowd-favorite tunes (please):
We’ll know on Friday.

7.Anything else you’d like to say to the fine people of Boulder Creek?
After many years of doing sound for this festival,I’m stoked to play! Hope to see all my BC and Bluegrass friends there. Friday night will be a great night of music!

(note – this is not an actual picture of Jazzamanders)

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Artist Spotlight #6 – The Driftless

In preparation for the upcoming Boulder Creek Bluegrass and Old Time Festival, we will be featuring interviews with the performing bands. The Festival will be held March 9 and 10 at Scopazzi’s.

1. How do you describe your music or . . .  what style of music do you play?
We draw from country blues, folk, old time, jug band, early jazz and bluegrass music, among other genres.  Our songs feature three-part harmonies, high lonesome fiddling, and intricate mandolin solos.   A fun part of the band is that all three members are prolific songwriters, and our originals are inspired by personal experiences, such as living in beautiful California landscapes, the travels we’ve taken and the people and animals who share our lives.

2. Who is in the band?
Megan Saunders – mandolin, banjo, vocals
Blair McLaughlin – fiddle, guitar, vocals
Nicole Campbell – guitar, fiddle, vocals

3. When and where are you playing at the Boulder Creek Bluegrass Festival?
Saturday, March 10th at 7:00pm at Scopazzi’s

4. Who are you influences?
In no particular order: Nina Simone, Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin, The Carter Family, Tommy Jarrell, Lady Gaga, Bruce Molsky, Bill Monroe, The Decemberists, Tom Waits, The Blue Sky Boys, Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch, Ralph Stanley… honestly, the list could go on and on!

5. Is there a website people can visit to hear your music?
Please check us out at https://www.facebook.com/TheDriftless  or  http://www.reverbnation.com/thedriftless.  We are a new band and would love to hear from you!

6. Name one of your crowd-favorite tunes (please):
I will narrow it down to three:  Long Dark Highway (Saunders), Capay (McLaughlin), Oh No the Seasons (Campbell).

7. Anything else you’d like to say to the fine people of Boulder Creek?
Thanks for supporting such a great local festival.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Thanks also to the Boulder Creek Insider for putting the word out about local music.

Click Below to hear The Driftless play “Tell Me True”

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