Suzie Glaze and the Hilonesome Band, Barefoot Nellies, Alhambra Valley Band
San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival -- Bluegrass Women
Susie Glaze and the Hilonesome Band (www.susieglaze.com)
Award-winning recording artist and critically-acclaimed Bluegrass powerhouse vocalist, Susie Glaze has been called by Bluegrass Unlimited "an important voice on the California Bluegrass scene." A native Tennessean, Susie was the winner of the 1999 Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest for Traditional Singing and her Hilonesome Band was named in Folkworks Top 10 2008 Acoustic Bands in Southern California. Presenting the best in Appalachia to Bluegrass, they were Winners of the Just Plain Folks 2006 Music Awards for Best Roots Album, and Folkworks Pick for Best Bluegrass Album of 2005 for "Blue Eyed Darlin'." KCSN writes: "Susie Glaze does something with a song that only great singers can do...she grabs hold of a song's deepest emotion and purpose and wraps it tightly around your soul..." Susie's Hilonesome Band showcases the songwriting of lead guitarist Rob Carlson and features Steve Rankin on mandolin, Rodger Phillips on banjo, Fred Sanders on bass, and Ron Sutton on dobro.
Alhambra Valley Band (www.alhambravalleyband.com)
Audiences all over the West have been thrilled by the Alhambra Valley Band's blend of original material and Bluegrass standards. The band members are Lynn Quinones (guitar & vocals), Jill Cruey (fiddle & vocals), Dan Large (mandolin & vocals), Bruce Campbell (bass & vocals) and Mitch Polzak (banjo & vocals).
Barefoot Nellies (www.barefootnellies.com)
Though the Nellies often joke that they play traditional bluegrass, just a fifth higher, they constantly push those boundaries to include elements of classic honky-tonk and Western swing to get their driving, energetic sound. Grounded by the lush duo and trio vocals, these gals take their picking far beyond the "girl group" label, with Betsy Maudlin's hot Texas-inspired fiddling, Jess Beebe's thumping bass, and Prentice Sellers' powerful banjo playing. Their repertoire includes plenty of chestnuts from Flatt and Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, and Jimmy Martin, as well as country-inspired originals by mandolin player Nicole Solis and well-chosen covers by Lyle Lovett, George Strait, and even Nancy Sinatra.
1539 Lincoln Avenue
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|