There will be music to enjoy at the 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival! As always, musicians will open our Friday evening sessions with music. Listen to bands playing in Nevada City’s streets throughout the weekend. Stay up until all hours dancing to our late night music Saturday night!
Late Night Music at the Haven Underground 2013!
Saturday Night, 10pm-12:30am
Literal brothers, Alex (banjo and vocals) and Ben Morrison (guitar and vocals) of The Brothers Comatose grew up in a house that was known for its music parties. “The Morrison house was a gathering place for local musicians – everyone would bring an instrument, call out tunes, call out changes, and just play for hours” says Brothers Comatose bassist and Morrison music party goer, Gio Benedetti. “I learned more in that living room than in any class I ever took.” The brothers took this generous, inclusive and rowdy attitude and brought it to stages all over San Francisco. With the addition of members Philip Brezina (fiddle) and Ryan Avellone (mandolin) the string quintet brings their original string music and the feel of an intimate music party to audiences all across the United States. Learn morehttp://www.thebrotherscomatose.com/
Friday Night Opening Bands (Included with your Friday Evening session pass)
6pm, Grass Valley Center for the Arts
Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin: Hailing from Grass Valley California, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin are a fresh approach to the folk/americana/bluegrass roots scene. Originally and currently members of Anderson Family Bluegrass, Paige (18), Aimee (16), Ethan (13) and Christy Anderson (Mom) have been traveling around the US and playing at various well known festivals and venues since 2004. Embarking on their own adventure now, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin features strong sibling harmonies with vocal styles resembling music from the Appalachian Mountains and powerful original songs. http://www.thefearlesskin.com/
6pm, Vet’s Hall
Bill Neal Elk Whistle:
Bill Neal Elk Whistle is a Tsalagi master Native American flutist and storyteller, actor and activist, dancer, director of the Elk Whistle Ensemble, former Native American Spiritual Leader in a CA state prison, and 22-year environmental professional. The Tongva, whose land he shares, gave him a name in their language: “Mah-nah-che-a-shun”: “He Sings With His Heart”. He plays the plains-style cedar flutes of the Lakota, Kiowa, and Comanche Nations and the river cane flutes of the Choctaw and Cherokee and has been spoken of as the “Keeper of Songs”. Bill Neal first heard his songs in the forest and mountains listening to the songs of the birds, the whispers of the wind in the trees and across the land, the voices of the many-legged, and the sound of silence. The traditional songs of the drum gave him the phrasing and vocalizations of his songs. Bill has no formal music training – he plays only the songs he hears from within. He considers the music a gift given to him to strengthen his connection and those of his listeners with Mother Earth/Father Sky and the Universal Circle of Life. http://www.facebook.com/BillNealElkWhistle
6pm, The Haven
Austin Quattlebaum: Born and raised in Savannah, GA, Austin Quattlebaum’s sound is tinged with southern low country marsh land blues. It wasn’t until attending college in the hills and mountains of the southern Appalachians that traditional bluegrass and old time music began to push its way into his work. Offering rowdy singer/songwriter type solo shows, he is sure to leave the crowd stomping for more. With a blend of gritty originals and tasteful covers, he weaves both 3 finger bluegrass banjo, clawhammer old time banjo and flat-picking guitar songs into his sets. Often switching between mandolin and dobro as well. Sung with a bit of gravel in his throat, his sultry tunes are sure to keep the crowd aroused. http://www.austinquattlebaum.com/
6pm, Nevada Theatre
Tyler Matthew Smith: Through the dynamic use of harmony and horn, Tyler Matthew Smith has created an inspiring blend of Rock, Soul, and World music. As a horn player turned troubadour, his songwriting comes from a unique perspective, with influences ranging from Steven Stills to Stevie Wonder, Bruce Hornsby to the Boss, and Jackson Browne to the Jackson Five. Tyler has coupled an eclectic musical style with rejuvenating lyrics that can’t help but stir the soul. http://tylermatthewsmith.com/
Norm & Tubby’s Hot Club: Nevada City’s own Gypsy Jazz band, Norm and Tubby’s Hot Club play hot swing music reminiscent of the late great gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. With Norm Johnson on lead guitar and alto sax, Tubby Johnson on rhythm guitar, and Stan Sanderson on bass.
6pm, Miners Foundry Osborn/Woods Hall
Silver Wings will be making their sixth consecutive appearance at the Film Fest. Featuring Jan Jablecki, Reid Luhman, Jeff Kane, Andy Norrell, Niel Bledsoe & Charlie Brock. The group has been playing together for the past five plus years and regularly appear at local non-profit benefits, weddings, graduations and other festivities. 530-265-0895
5:45pm, Yuba River Charter School
If you hum a few bars, Kelly Fleming can probably fake it. A natural-born, self-taught musician. “I’m into lots of different styles of music,” says Fleming, a longtime Nevada City resident and fixture in the local music scene. This gives him a huge lifetime repertoire to draw from. Although he was born and raised in Southern California and spent seven years in Cleveland, Fleming is thoroughly ensconced in the Nevada County community: “This is my home.” “I’m at a point in my life where I’m not really concerned about being famous,” he concludes philosophically. “I just love to teach. I love to play.” 530-913-7025 http://music.yahoo.com/kelly-fleming/albums/learning-to-wait–54666804
6:15pm, Miners Foundry, Stone Hall
A Thousand Years at Sea
Fiddlers, guitarists, singers, and songwriters, Colin Cotter and Ethan Lewis do it all – and they do it in high-energy performances where they lay all their cards on the table, holding nothing back, and uplifting audiences with heartfelt songs, rocking tunes, and virtuosic mad skills. Cotter and Lewis form the core of A Thousand Years at Sea, their ever-evolving exploration of contemporary American songwriting and the living-tradition of Celtic music. ATYAS has created a new sound that stays true to the band’s roots in folk music, integrating Celtic, rock, Americana, and instrumental improvisation “into something sweet and subtle” (Sacramento News Review). Djembe master and kit wizard, Isaac James, provides the rhythmic backbone of the band, and Neil Pearlman adds genre-defying, foot-stomping piano grooves. http://www.reverbnation.com/athousandyearsatsea