Cave Concert Series: Steep Ravine and Nels Andrews
Saturday, October 24th
Show starts at 7:30pm, but please arrive at 7pm.
Directions to the show will be sent with a confirmation email once tickets are purchased.
Since forming two short years ago in Santa Cruz and releasing their debut album Trampin On' (2014), San Francisco Bay Area acoustic folk and roots band Steep Ravine has toured all across the U.S. and into Canada. Now with the release of their new album The Pedestrian they dive deeper into their musical roots, bringing in an increasingly wide range of collective influences, from folk and jazz to bluegrass, pop and funk. Ultimately the music converges around the breadth and depth of principal lyricist and lead vocalist Simon Linsteadt's (guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals) songwriting and the band's collaborative instrumental arrangements. Linsteadt's flatpicking and finger-style guitar work provide a vibrant harmonic framework for the music, along with tasteful jazz-tinged solos. Jan Purat's (violin, vocals) deep relationship to classical, bluegrass, and jazz violin shines through in his soaring solos and lilting melodies, and Alex Bice's (bass, drums, percussion, vocals) tremendous strength as a rock-solid acoustic bassist, percussionist, and drummer, adds a dynamic groove.
Nels Andrews is a folk singer based in Brooklyn, New York. Known primarily as a folk singer, few know of his apprenticeship with cult blues icon Washboard Williams.
In 2002, Andrews was selected as a winner in the prestigious New Folk Competition at the annual Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas. Past winners of this coveted award include, Eric Taylor, Steve Earle, Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett and Slaid Cleaves.
In 2006, Nels was selected as the winner of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Troubadour Competition
In August 2006, Nels was selected as a winner of the Mountain Stage New Song Competition.
Nels Andrews' debut full-length recording, Sunday Shoes rose to Number 1 on the UK Americana Chart, and finished the year ranked Number 4 on the Euro Americana Chart's Top 20 albums of 2004.
Andrews frequently appears in concert with AJ Roach. The two have toured together in the United States and Europe in late 2006.
The Cave (View)
Address and directions will be sent with ticket confirmation
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|