Nineteen Hand Horse in Concert
Come to our concert to benefit the B8 Theatre Company Building Fund. We are losing our space to a Concord redevelopment project in 2019 - so we're raising funds to support the costs of finding and moving the theatre to a new home.
Featuring the music of Bay Area favorite Nineteen Hand Horse and their popular mix of iconic blues, rock and country.
Saturday December 8, 2018
7pm - 9-pm $25.00 per person
Nineteen Hand Horse are:
Nathalie Montijo (aka Nathalie Archangel) (VOCALS, MELODICA) has been in and around the music industry since the Late Cretaceous Period. Having had the honor of working with many luminaries, she has one double platinum record for her contribution to Bette Midler's "Some People's Lives" album. She invites you to google her, purchase her music on iTunes and like her Facebook page. She is ecstatic to explore classic, roots music with this talented and committed group, 19HH.
Mark Montijo (GUITAR, VOCALS) has lived in trailers, tipis, mansions and homeless. Trash can and fancy restaurant meals; holding the tension of opposites, like string to fret. There was always a deep river flowing underground, connecting it all. Its there in every note he plays. Its wrung out of his guitar, soaked in it. Wrestling with his Angels, a Tele, Strat or Les Paul is a divining rod stirring up Spirits and bringing them over from the other side rattlesnake magic voodoo cha cha neon desert Peyote landscape on the dance floor. The smell of sweat and beer sacred incense for the Dionysian ritual. Marks plugged in his guitar on stages from dumps (no, an actual dump), to The Whiskey, The Troubadour, the 18,000 seat L.A. Forum and all manner of stages in dives, clubs and honkytonks. His mother bought him his first guitar with Green Stamps. He started playing bars at sixteen, older band members sneaking him in the back door and onto the stage. Mark is proud to be playing with 19 Hand Horse. Come be part of the Ceremony.
Mark Monroe, also known by his stage name - Lemonade, (HARMONICA, SAX, VOCALS) is what is known in the business as a 'utility player' with 40 years of musical experience. Utility players are eclectic masters of many instruments, some traditional and others less so, to help fill out the arrangements in a musical group. Lemonade has been described as plays anything from Bach to Bluegrass. Mark is an accomplished harmonica player and also plays all woodwind instruments including sax, clarinet. flute and nearly every reed and novelty instrument one might imagine. Some of the instruments Mark plays are no longer manufactured. Come and listen to the world's largest harmonica- over 2 feet long, or the bass harmonica heard in the theme of 'The good, bad and the ugly". And when he's not playing- he is blending his voice in beautiful harmonies in arrangements made famous by Alabama, Exile and the Eagles.
Lemonade's musical resume includes Yellow Pine and State Harmonica Championships several years in a row, has played in many groups including the American Eagle Band and has accompanied Loretta Lynn, Jerry Reed, the Original Harmonicats and Shania Twain (in her home town of Timmins, Ontario) and JK Coltrain and most recently with Nathalie Archangel. Lemonade has performed as a utility man in the Stars of Tomorrow showcase at the Opryland Hotel and the Rose Room in Nashville Tennessee as well as two years of musical touring (where he met his wife of 24 years).
Come enjoy sounds you have never heard in an entertaining eclectic group where you can dance, sing along an enjoy the spectacle of the latest trend in Electronic Rockabilly genre.
Brad Sears (GUITAR, VOCALS) has four decades of contribution to the vibrant Bay Area music scene as an artist, musician, teacher and owner of Consumer Music and Academy in Vallejo. He is proud of the fact that Consumer Music is the recipient of the Best Experience award in the category of music stores. Acknowledging the tremendous healing power of music, Brad is the originator of the California Team Building Skills through the Application of Music program used by top corporations to improve corporate culture and productivity. Brad is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist whose enthusiasm and talent are undeniable. For Nineteen Hand Horse, Brad has taken on guitar duties. All of his devotion and love of music are present in his playing. Come and listen!
Cedric Jensen, (DRUMS) a life-long professional drummer, has passionately devoted himself to a life of jazz. He spent two years in the United States Army playing drums with the 36th Army Band at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Cedric then moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended Berkeley College of Music, studying with noted jazz drummer and educator, Alan Dawson, as well as the highly-acclaimed New England percussionist, Fred Buda. After four years in Boston, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the Richie Caruso Big Band and during this time also toured with Cab Calloway.
Upon returning to the East Coast as a free-lance drummer in the New York City/Philadelphia Metropolitan area, he performed at NYCs famous Village Vanguard and other noted venues with Richie Coles Alto Madness, and NYCs JazzMobile tour with the great saxophonist, Cecil Payne. Spending 30 years in Trenton, NJ, and leading his own group, The Cedric Jensen Jazz Quartet, every Tuesday and Saturday at Joes Mill Hill Saloon, he performed with a variety of jazz musicians, including Marshall Hawkins, Bruce Foreman, Peter Barshay within Richie Coles Alto Madness, Tal Farlow, Curtis Bahn, Woody Shaw, Hank Mobley, Johnny Coates, Jr., and Latin/Jazz award-winning flutist, Andrea Brachfeld.
Based in the Bay Area for the past ten years, Cedric has performed with many great Bay Area musicians, some of which include guitarists: Terrence Brewer, Brent Richardson, Calvin Keys, Chris Planas; harmonist, Carlos Zialcita; pianists: Muziki Robeson, Pete Engelheart; bassists: Chris Amberger, Joe McKinley, Chris Reece, Ben Luis; and the late tenor saxophonist, Vince Wallace and organist, Otis Riley.
In addition to having mastered a variety of jazz styles, including straight-ahead, swing, bebop, Bossa Nova, fusion, and avant garde, Cedric also offers solid chops playing blues and R&B. His performing repertoire is near limitless, bringing a truly unique sonic experience to every gig he plays.
Ralph R. Ruiz (BASS) My passion for playing music started at the first sight of the red Mickey Mouse guitar, and did what any 6 or 7 year old would do to satisfy a want, threw a tantrum. It was then, my parents exposed me to playing in front of a crowd, family and family friends actually, with same guitar shouldered with a string, I lip synced whole lot of shaking going on, thinking I was doing Elvis. I was hooked. Got my first box guitar and a Mel Bay chord book at 11, by 13, my little surfer band was a regular at school assemblies and birthday parties. I then decided that I would like try playing keyboardsgot a Farfisa compact ,and after a year of self-learning, I performed at school assemblies and parties. Then at 16, an older, working band asked me to try and play bass guitar with them. I have never played anything with less than 6 strings nor the type of music they were playing, Tejano, oldies and R&B. I did not even own a bass guitar. They handed a regular electric guitar, told me just to use four 4 top strings and try to follow. Long story short, That O.B.Gs band lasted for 3+ years and played all venues from prisons to parks, large hall to basements, with a bass guitar that I purchased earlier of course. When that disbanded, I was playing with the house band at a biker bar; the coolest folks to play music for. Honky Tonk Woman would always knock them dead. That was short lived, but a whole lot of fun. I got serious, went to school with the intention of being a juvenile probation counselor. I was close to finishing 2nd year of CCSF, and ready to transfer to Berserkly. I auditioned to play bass in a latin jazz, rock band with all original music. Well, I got the gig, and because we go to play places like the The Lions Share, Longshoremans Hall, The Village, Kabuki Theater, Cesarsopened for recording artists, and all this was in the early 70s era when the latin music just exploded in the Mission district, an experience that I never regretted not returning to school. Of course, all good (fun) things must end, returned to Pittsburg around 1975 and actually stopped playing, thinking those days are behind me, until recently 2015, and old friend came to my house asking me if I would be interested in playing again. Well, kinda..we rehearsed off and on with the only gig was a recent car show. I was fortunate enough to be contacted by a band from Clayton called 19 Hand Horse and asked me to jam. Not only did I enjoy the jam, it was a comfortable feeling being laid back and easy going. Their music genre and was new to me, and playing with this level of musicians, is a learning experience in itself. I am finally able to extend my musical experience to playing songs I grew up with and listened to. Enjoying this time around...
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