Nathan McEuen and Amber Cross in a Benefit Concert for Project Surf Camp
Nathan McEuen with Special Guest Amber Cross
in a Benefit Concert for Project Surf Camp
Saturday, August 8, 2015
The son of well-known rock star banjo picker and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen is back! We are proud to present Nathan McEuen in what is sure to be another "don't miss show". Also playing is local musician Amber Cross who is continuing to make herself and her music heard both here and across the pond.
With highlight performances including Grand Ole Opry (3 times), American Idol (w/ Steve Martin), The Tonight Show, Yahoo.com's 'Ram Country', WSM Nashville, Woodsongs, Voice of America Radio, XM/Sirius satellite radio, iTunes, Music City Roots, The Stagecoach Festival, and charting to a #1 spot (w/ For All The Good - The McEuen Sessions) on Amazon.com's Americana chart, the past few years have been one grand musical adventure for Nathan.
Stepping foot on stage since he can remember, he has had the good fortune to open for, perform or work with various artists such as: John Carter Cash, Jim Messina, Dave Mason, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Graham Nash, Dwight Yoakam, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, The Avett Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Leon Russell, Steve Martin, Vassar Clements, Herb Peterson, The Grascals, John Oates, Lyle Lovett, Kevin Nealon, Willie Nelson, Bob Schneider, Sara Watkins, Matt Cartsonis, John Jorgenson, Brett Dennen, Jesse Siebenberg, Chris Caswell, Mario Calire, The McEuen's, Riders In The Sky, Chelsea Williams, Crosby Loggins, The Dillards and more
Since 2005, Nathan has written & produced six full length CD's under his own label: w/ Grand Design (2005), Festival (2007), Scrapbook (2010), Nathan McEuen 'Best Of' (2005-2012), The McEuen Sessions - For All The Good (2012), & Side by Side (release date: December 30th 2014) With more than 2,000 live shows, 16 years of touring, numerous albums and over 70 songs penned, Nathan's heritage (see: John McEuen), passion for original music, entertaining and performing shines through and can only best be experienced in person.
Every once in a while music comes along that you just know instantly that you are going to like. Amber's melodies are more than complimented by thoughtful, interesting and honest lyrics, along with fine, understated musicianship that proves the old adage that "less is more". The result is a set of superbly crafted, well-rounded, addictive songs that stay with you long after the last notes have ended, and make you hungry for more. Upon first hearing the straightforward, old-school country songs of Amber Cross, you might at first think you are listening to an archival Smithsonian recording. Her old-time voice is clear and captivating, like a strong muscle fringed in lace. She's a singer and songwriter who writes from her own life's struggles and experiences, delivering her stories with unforgettable power and emotion.
Originally from Maine, Amber spent her early years surrounded by gospel music in a small town church where her father preached and her mother played piano. After leaving her studies at the University of New Mexico to pursue her love for music in 2003, Amber has lived up and down the coast of California; the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sierra Foothills, the San Joaquin River Valley, the coastal range of Sonoma County, and now San Luis Obispo County, gathering friends and fans where ever she goes. She has opened for such artists as Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Dave Stamey, and Mary Gauthier, as well as made frequent guest performances with The Wronglers, Warren Hellman's band, founder of San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
Amber released her debut album, You Can Come In, in March of 2013. The largest country music magazine in the UK, Country Music People Magazine, discovered the album and gave it a 5 Star Review and CD Of The Month in their May issue, saying "every now and again a debut CD arrives and you know about 30 seconds in that you are experiencing something a bit special... it's appeal is likely to be broad, from bluegrass, rootsy Appalachian, to country or honky-tonk.
Project Surf Camp is a charitable organization designed to educate individuals with special needs. Their mission is to build self confidence, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. They further provide opportunities to build social skills, improve physical fitness, develop healthy outlets for stress reduction, and foster independence. Outcomes are achieved through the modality of surf, paddle board instruction and/or beach and aquatic activities. The camps are split into half day sessions of 4-hours, with the focus is on specialist intervention.
Bethel Lutheran Church is located in historic downtown Templeton at 295 Old County Road (3rd and Crocker). Doors will open at 2:30 with the show starting at 3pm. This is an all ages show and water, sodas, and snacks will be available for purchase also with 100% of those proceeds going to the charity as well. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door the day of the show.
Bring the family and enjoy what will truly be an exceptional show benefitting great cause!
Bethel Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (View)
295 Old County Road (3rd and Crocker)
Templeton, CA 93465
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|