The Sebastopol Community Cultural Center and the Sonoma County Folk Society, are proud to present a double bill of traditional old time and bluegrass music featuring, April Verch & Joe Newberry, and the Kathy Kallick Band.
The fun takes place at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center’s, Youth Annex, on Friday February 17. Tickets may be purchased at the door. $30 General Admission, $25 for members of the Sonoma County Folk Society and the California Bluegrass Association. Doors open at 7 PM, shows begin at 7:30 PM.
Both April and Joe are musicians who are immersed in traditional music. For April she grew up absorbing the Ottawa Valley style of fiddling and is an excellent step dancer. She is also a past winner of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship and the Canadian Open Old-Time Fiddle Contest at the ages of 18 and 19.
Joe absorbed the repertoire of great Missouri fiddlers and moving to North Carolina became a fixture in the old time music scene there. He is a frequent guest on the “Prairie Home Companion”, and is a much sought after teacher at music camps such as the Swannanoa, (Swann-an-no-a)Gathering and the American Banjo Camp among others.
Kathy Kallick is no stranger to audiences in Sebastopol and the greater Sonoma County area having appeared at the Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival several times both with her bluegrass band and in collaboration with Nina Gerber. An excellent singer, Kathy is a prolific songwriter, in the bluegrass genre, the quality of which after 50 years is still on an upward trajectory. Kathy will be backed by an excellent group of talented musicians including: Mandolinist, Tom Bekeny, Cary Black , on Bass, Annie Staninec, Fiddle, and Greg Booth on dobro & Banjo.
So save the date, Friday, February 17, and come out and support modern traditional music.