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Squid-Fest West

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Squid-Fest West Benefit Concert/Silent Auction to support KSQD Community Radio Wine, beer, food trucks, silent auction, community building. Featuring: The Coffis Brothers: Rock The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are a rootsy rock n roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Influenced by those early surroundings, songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight-ahead rock is evidence an upbringing spent listening to all of the right records from Tom Petty, Neil Young, and The Beatles. The Coffis Brothers mix a blend of folk, country and rock with the intensity of personal lyrics into a gritty and often tender harmony of sound a show that delivers one part Avett Brothers and one part early Neil Young for a full night of dancing and fun. Santa Cruz Weekly Tammi Brown with Yugi Tojo: Gospel/Jazz/Soul Tammi Brown is currently a vocalist in the two-time Grammy Award nominated Vocal Ensemble The Cultural Heritage Choir led by the Legendary, Linda Tillery. Tammi also received an invitation by renowned Jazz guitarist, Stanley Jordan, to sing background vocals for the tune Steppin Out on his record State of Nature, which received a 51st Grammy Award nomination. In addition, she was selected to perform in the tribute to Quincy Jones at the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival and at the Hollywood Bowl backing the legendary Valerie Simpson directed by Quincy Jones and John Clayton. Tammi had the honor of singing an Opening Song for the legendary Renaissance Poet, Dr. Maya Angelou at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, then again, at The Historic Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California. Blessings continued as Tammi was asked to be the opening act for prominent folk singer Joan Baez at Esalens 50th Celebration concert in Big Sur, California. In that same year, she provided vocals for Blues great, Eric Bibbs Jericho Road record. William Coulter Shelley Phillips Steve Coulter: Gourd Music Celtic Set Guitarist William Coulter is a renowned performer, teacher and recording artist. He has explored the world of traditional music as both a soloist and a member of ensembles including Isle of Skye, Orison, and the Coulter-Phillips Ensemble. He began recording for Gourd Music with the release of Orison. Since then he has recorded many albums for Gourd including the best-selling Shaker music CD Simple Gifts, and the critically acclaimed Celtic Sessions. Born in New Jersey and trained on piano and classical guitar, William's discovery of Celtic music led him to a MA in Ethnomusicology and a celebrated career as a Celtic guitarist Shelly Phillips Shelley Phillips (folk harp, oboe, cor anglais, and flutes) and her husband Barry (cello) have played with many professional folk musicians in America, Ireland, and the UK. She received her masters in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has studied Irish and Scottish flute styles, shehnai, dizi, and willow flute. She plays for the Episcopal church, makes bamboo flutes with the English Pipers Guild, teaches flute making, and directs the Santa Cruz Shape Note Society. She is a member of the Coulter/Phillips Ensemble and the Anjali Quartet, and has toured the world. She appears on many Gourd recordings, including her solo albums The Fairie Round, Pavane, and The Butterfly. She has recorded music of the Shakers and produced a benefit album, Verdant Groves, for the Shaker village museums. She also produced a benefit recording of Christmas music for the Community Music School called Mid Earth Rejoices, which includes the premier of her Magnificat. She collaborated with Rumi translator and poet Coleman Barks and made two CDs, What Was Said to the Rose and Five Things to Say, with him. Steve Coulter: Steve has played the celtic harp since 1984, traveling throughout Europe for two decades with his musical partner, Harris Moore on hammer dulcimer. Steve has recorded with Northern Lights, and with many other ensembles. Steve Palazzo and Friends: Bluegrass/Country

Cost: 25 - 35 USD
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/19649/event/4296988

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