(((folkYeah!!!))) presents An Evening with Cat Power
Charlyn Marie Marshall better known by her stage name Cat Power is an experimental indie rock artist from Atlanta, Georgia.
Cat Power could be said to have music in her veins, her father Charlie Marshall was a blues musician and pianist. However due to her parents divorcing and her stepfather having a job that demanded a lot of travel, Charlyn attended ten schools throughout the Southern United States. She was not allowed to purchase records as a child, yet she was permitted to listen to her step father’s collection which including Otis Redding and The Rolling Stones.
At the age of 20, Marshall escaped the unpredictability of her family to start a new life in New York and pursue her love of music. Introduced to the free-jazz and experimental scene by Glen Thrasher, Charlyn channeled her inspirations into simultaneously recording her first two albums under the name Cat Power. The singer has however later stated that she classes 1996 release ‘Myra Lee’ as her official debut, its predecessor ‘Dear Sir’ is more of an EP due to its short length. Her lack of commercial success never phased Charlyn during the early years, in an early interview she stated: “I never saw recording as an objective because I never sold any records when I started touring and playing shows, I thought, ‘I can play this show and make the same amount of money I would by working two or three jobs’”.
Despite then signing to Matador Records and releasing her third album, a year later Cat Power decided to retire from the industry and retire to Portland, Oregon. However after suffering a hypnogogic nightmare in 1998 whilst living alone, she found this to be the main inspiration for her fourth release ‘Moon Pix’. In the early 2000’s, Marshall developed a heavy drinking problem which affected her live performance, the New Yorker scathingly stating “It is foolhardy to describe a Cat Power event as a concert”. Her relationship with model Dan Curry broke down at the height of her addiction, and she claims he is ‘the ex-love of her life’.
After taking some time away from the industry, Marshall re-emerged in 2003 and toured the world with her fifth album and this became the grounds for her most successful release ‘The Greatest’ which made Charlyn Marshall the first woman ever to win the Shortlist Music Prize. Her next original release came in 2012 in the form of ‘Sun’, which is her most commercially successful album to date yet is also hailed for it’s passionate combination of power pop and electro. Now a hugely respected and celebrated artist, Cat Power has put her troubled past behind and amazes crowds worldwide.
2017 Growers Market at The North Star House!
Come join us Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
The Growers Market is located at the Historic North Star House, Circa 1906, 12075 Old Auburn Road (about 1/2 mile from Nevada County Fairgrounds follow signs). We have utilized the beautiful property for our Growers market and it is a stable and permanent location.
Spring greens, strawberries, beets, fresh flowers, and so many more offerings abound. Beautiful 6-packs of vegetable starts tempt the novice as well as the veteran gardeners. Fresh Garlic! New Potatoes! Big, juicy blackberries baked in artisan pastry dough!
What else? Come take a look! At this Saturday market come enjoy with us! Our market now features fresh fruits & vegetables, flowers, eggs, lavender, lamb & beef, olive oil, plants & trees, vegetable starts, cheese, wine, honey, jams, bakery goods, metal yard art, specialty items such as hats, soap, pet treats, wine barrel furniture, breakfast burritos and more.
Live music and demos every Saturday.
Come join us for a fun-filled day!
Schedule of Events
The opening day for the 2017 Growers Market season is April to November 2017. The market will open at 8:00 am and remain open until 12:30 pm each Saturday. Come out to the market and see the progress that has been made on improving the grounds and North Star House.
Children’s Art with Mim 1st Saturday of the month. Children’s Metalworking with Jerry 3rd Saturday of the month.
North Star Historic Conservancy
12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949
10th Annual John Kane Penny Pitch
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Fun Starts at 11:30 AM – Games Begin at 1:00 PM
Welcome to the 10th Annual John Kane Penny Pitch for the benefit of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. The fun begins Saturday at 11:30 am at Kane’s Restaurant. The games begin at 1:00 pm.
Mission StatementPrimarily and foremost the annual penny pitch is a promotional event for friends and preferred customers of Nevada County Broadcasters, Inc. (KNCO-830AM & STAR 94FM) and Kane’s Restaurant.
Secondarily, our mission is to provide an event and venue for a non-profit organization, such as Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation’s new Infusion Center, to raise money by soliciting donations/contributions and raffle tickets.
The Annual John Kane Penny Pitch is an event designed to provide a fun and entertaining afternoon for individuals, groups, businesses and for friends and family of all ages.
“In Schofield, the UK has produced the best blues guitarist from any country in decades.” – Los Angeles Daily News
“The best of this generation’s European players. His feel for the music is incredible.” – Vintage Guitar Magazine
“Top ten British Blues guitarists of all time.” – Guitar & Bass Magazine
“The UK’s most exciting blues guitar player.” Guitarist Magazine
Though he holds a British passport and is an inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Matt Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six string wunderkinds.
The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, “In Schofield, the UK has produced the best Blues guitarist from any country in decades… head and shoulders above the herd”, while Guitar & Bass Magazine rated him in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time ranking him with icons Eric Clapton and Peter Green.
Born in the industrial city of Manchester and raised amongst the rolling hills and locked in time Cotswolds, Schofield began playing guitar at the age of 12.
“My dad relocated to America, but before he left he gave me a BB King video. I watched it before school every day; it was three or four tracks from a concert. Later, when I was in California with my father, he showed me BB King with Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan on video”.
“It was like; I’ve got to do this. There’s something about the way the three of them were jamming. B.B. really was majestic. As an 11-or 12-year-old watching him, I was mesmerized but didn’t think there was any way I could ever do that. It was too special. But when I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan playing with him, I thought maybe I could. Stevie made it seem accessible to people. I taught myself, working my way through my Dad’s great blues record collection. I did my first gig age 13, and I’ve been doing it ever since”.
At age 18 he left the countryside and moved to London. There, as a sideman, he was able to hone his skills as backing a great variety of experienced and well-known artists of the British Blues scene, visiting American artists, as well start touring internationally. The introspective, well read (lover of science, history, and philosophy) and passionate Schofield said, “this enabled me to stay close to my roots while learning my trade and exploring a variety of musical frontiers.”
“By age 25 I was starting to explore my own band projects. Although my formative guitar influences are the largely the old school blues players, I never wanted my own music to be constrained by a rigid formula or even genre. I just want to play ‘Matt Schofield music’. Classic Jazz, funk, soul and rock and all the music I love have all found their way into it. The process of writing and singing has become increasingly important to me, and I feel it’s those other aspects of creativity that helped define my own voice on the guitar. It’s always been important to find a context for the guitar to be part of so that it’s not just guitar solos for their own sake.
“I remain a music lover first and foremost. The recognition I’ve received from both fans and peers is humbling and inspiring, and those ‘pinch me’ moments where I found myself trading licks with heroes like Robben Ford and Buddy Guy are still the biggest thrill.”
“Now after five studio albums and a solid 10 years of touring with my own band, I have definite broader concepts I want to explore. Remaining open to where the music might take me while maintaining the excitement that improvising and collaborating with talented musicians allow, is key to me. My inspiration and goals came from many places: My influences old and new, including musicians I have wanted to collaborate with for years. Things I still feel I hadn’t fully realized on previous studio records, and a need to keep pushing myself. It all meets at the place where I’m heading now. I’m always aiming to go as far as possible to capturing the same connection with the listener that I aim to make at a live show or on record. That’s the goal. Capturing that special moment.”
Matt is signed to the Mascot Label Group, which is home to some of the world’s most respected guitarists.
Awards and commentary:
British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012 which garnered him an induction into the British Blues Hall of Fame
Voted Blues Album of the Year (2011) Mojo Magazine
Penguin Book of Blues Recordings cited as one of only two living British artists to achieve the maximum four-star rating
Guitar & Bass magazine’s Top Ten British Blues Guitarists
Steinway Artist Natsuki Fukasawa‘s music career has taken her throughout U.S. cities as well as to Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, Australia, Brazil, Japan and China, performing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and Copenhagen’s Tivoli Concert Hall. Fukasawa has won many accolades and international prizes, including rave reviews in Strad and Fanfare magazines and the Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year from the Danish Music Awards. In 2012, Ms. Fukasawa was added to the distinguished roster of International Steinway Artists.
Ms. Fukasawa’s performance highlights include a tour of Italy performing Gershwin’s Concerto in F as well as performances of Beethoven’s Third and Fourth Piano Concerti, Chopin Second Piano Concerto, Dohnanyi’s Variations on a Nursery Song, Mozart’s A Major Concerto, K. 488, and Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with orchestras in California. She is the pianist for the soundtrack of recently released film We Had To Go – Remembering Internment, and three compact discs, including a live solo CD, Year in Prague, one with violinist Igor Veligan titled Voices from Easter Europe and another with bassoonist Scott Pool titled Vocalise were released in 2013. During this current season, she will be appearing in concerts and master classes in Switzerland, the U.S., Japan, Hong Kong and in performances of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G in Northern California.
Ms. Fukasawa serves on the artist faculty of the Talis Festival & Academy in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and the Orfeo Music Festival in the Italian Alps. She is currently on faculty at American River College and has taught at California State University Sacramento, Saint Mary’s College of Moraga, and the University of the Pacific. She also enjoys nurturing young talents in her own private studio, where her students are winners of state, national and international competitions including the invitation to appear in the NPR show From the Top, and go on to pursue music in college, to such places as the Manhattan School of Music and the Brigham Young University. She began studying piano early with her mother Takako Fukasawa and her main teachers were Fumiko Ishikawa, Mark Richman, Martin Canin, Jan Panenka, Anne Koscielny. She studied chamber music intensively as the member of Jalina Trio with Ferenc Rados in Budapest, and violist Tim Frederiksen in Copenhangen. She studied at the Czech Republic’s Prague Academy of Music as a Fulbright Scholarship recipient and received a Performer’s Certificate Degree. She also earned her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from New York’s Juilliard School and Doctorate from the University of Maryland.
Ms. Fukasawa has recorded for the Classico and Da Capo labels and her career is noted in the World of Women in Classical Music and Who’s Who in America.
Nevada County Concert Band presents
Pioneer Park Picnic & Pops concert series 2017
Come to Nevada City’s Pioneer Park to enjoy your picnic dinner on the grass, or treat yourself with goodies from the hot dog or ice cream vendors. The 80-member Nevada Concert Band always puts on a great show, often providing surprises at each performance. All concerts are family-oriented, dog-friendly, and FREE.
Sunday June 25, 2017 – theme: “Summers of Love – Love Gone Wrong”
Sunday July 23, 2017 – theme: “Summers of Love – Burning Band”
Sunday August 27, 2017 – theme: “Summers of Love – Big Hair”
Local farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, honey, flowers, olive oil, nursery stock, handmade soap, baked goods, pastured lamb, pork, beef and poultry, fiber products and so much more!
Nevada County Certified Growers Market
at the Horsemen Lodge
Off of Brunswick at 10600 Bubbling Wells, Grass Valley
Thursdays from May 2nd – November 21st
Approved for WIC and EBT at all Markets
Nevada County Certified Growers Market
Phone: (530) 265-5551