Under the Radar & Modern Hicks - July 7th, 2019
Modern Hicks did their last gig in 2004 and then went on hiatus. But now…they’re BACK! For one night only. This legendary Sonoma County band melds bluegrass, folk, country and swing into a stew of what can only be called great music. In the years that they were together the band performed at Father’s Day Grass Valley Festival, Woodland BG Festival, Kate Wolf Music Festival, The Walnut Valley Music Festival and much more. The band reconvenes after a fifteen year break for a very good cause.
Craig Anderson– guitar, dobro, 5 string banjo, vocals
Gina Blaber– vocals
Layne Bowen– mandolin, guitar, vocals
Ted Dutcher- bass, vocals
Kevin Russell– guitar, dobro, 5 string banjo, vocals
Sharing the stage with Modern Hicks will be another trail blazing Sonoma County band. --------------->
Under the Radar is a five piece band that plays an eclectic blend of acoustic music. That is, music rooted in traditional bluegrass but with a modern sensibility. Using the typical bluegrass instrumentation of mandolin, dobro, guitar, string bass and 5-string banjo these folks are as likely to do an Irving Berlin swing song from the 40's, or an old Ray Charles R&B tune, as a hard driving Bill Monroe bluegrass song, or a classic Jimmie Rogers country song. They've even been known to sneak in the occational bluegrassified Beatles song! And when was the last time you heard a bluegrass reggae version of “Sitting Here in Limbo”? In addition to creating lively new versions of old songs, UtR also features engaging original compositions.
With musical ties going back many years these folks have been around and played a lot of music together. Consequently their two and three part harmonies leave you wondering if they grew up in the same family singing together! Their relaxed on-stage banter will leave you laughing and their adept musical genre hopping will leave you smiling, dancing or singing along.
Kevin Russell-guitar, resonator guitar, banjo & vocal
Layne Bowen-mandolin, guitar & vocal
Michael Capella- resonator guitar, guitar & vocal
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Rebuild and Recover Fundraiser
This evenings show is a fundraiser to help The Sebastopol Cultural Community Center generate funds to rebuild damaged areas following the floods from earlier this year. Admission is $22
Online sales are closed. General Admission is available at the door: $22