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Free admission. Castle St. Stage, Downtown Mt. Shasta. Noon-8pm
JOANNE RAND (inspirational folk rock) 6 p.m.
Touring the nation for over 20 years, Joanne Rand has performed with artists such as Bonnie Raitt, John Hartford, John Trudell, and Janis Ian, where she has garnered “praise usually reserved for healers and saints” (-Santa Cruz Good Times). Writing songs that span the human condition, capturing ancient and universal principles for a troubled world, Joanne Rand offers long term optimism. “One big affirmation!” proclaims the Eureka Times Standard. Describing her music is nearly impossible: earth-based, politico-spiritual, folk-rock ”song poetry” written for the masses, but appealing to the individual? “Angels walk among us!” declares Tuck and Patti’s, Patti Cathcart. “Great stories and deep feelings!” praises George Winston. Thank you for being so good!” declares Janis Ian. The North Coast Journal warns “Be prepared to laugh, cry and dance!”
SCOTT HUCKABAY (the guitar alchemyst) 4:15 p.m.
Scott Huckabay’s spiritual journey and performances with artists such as Chicago, Joe Satriani, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, and Sarah McLachlan – are powerful and inspirational! Following a near-fatal motorcycle accident, doctors told Scott he would not walk or use his right hand. Scott began playing the acoustic guitar and his miraculous recovery started with new music flowing from deep within his soul. Grateful for his healing and musical gift given to him after his accident, Scott believes his purpose in life is to inspire others to find the joy, peace and healing within themselves. Often sounding like four musicians, Scott Huckabay’s innovative use of violin bows, percussion, and effects, create a vastly multitextured landscape which led him to L.A. to receive Bam Magazine’s Guitarist Of The Year Award.
DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN modern roots &country blues) 2:30 p.m.
At twenty-five, David Jacobs-Strain is a veteran of the national club and festival circuit. Boz Scaggs chose him to open his 2008 national tour, and he has shared the stage with T-Bone Burnett, Los Lobos, Lucinda Williams, Taj Mahal, Etta James and Dave Mason. Jacobs-Strain’s festival credits include the Strawberry Music Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, the Telluride Blues Fest, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He’s also served as faculty at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. David Jacobs-Strain plays in the blues tradition but isn’t from it. You’ll hear echoes of Skip James, Charlie Patton, Tommy Johnson, Fred McDowell or Robert Johnson, but as a modern roots musician, singer, and songwriter, “it’s important not to silence other influences”, says Jacobs-Strain.
ALLISON & VICTOR (folk & jazz) 1 p.m.
Local artists Allison Scull and Victor Martin have shared the stage with John Hammond, Craig Chaquico Acoustic Alchemy, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Kelly Joe Phelps. Selected to perform at the famed Derby in Hollywood at The International Music World Series music award, their music also hit the Touchtunes scene – and can be heard on over 40,000 digital jukeboxes in the U.S. and Canada. With vocals, guitar, and saxophone, Allison and Victor blend jazz, folk, Latin, blues and R&B (laced with the occasional French lyrics) to put their own unique twist on contemporary music.
MATTHEW SCHOENING (electric cello) Noon & 2 p.m.
Whether performing at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall accompanied by a full orchestra, opening for Alanis Morissette at San Franciso’s Masonic Auditorium, or recording live in the studio for NPRs nationally syndicated Echoes radio program, Matthew Schoening captivates the senses with compositions of fluid movement and emotion that elevate the soul to inspiration and healing. Creating a rich landscape of sounds, rhythms, melodies and harmonies by recording himself live, then instantly layering his recordings on top of one another, Matthew Schoening creates a symphony’s worth of music from one man, one cello, live, for captivated audiences.
BRUNO GROSSI (acoustic folk rock & fingerstyle) 12:30, 3:45 & 5:30 PM
Local singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bruno Grossi has performed his original folk, acoustic rock, and finger picking instrumentals throughout Europe, Argentina, and the Pacific Northwest. His artistry on the acoustic guitar and rich emotional vocals create an exciting and memorable performance. Bruno Grossi’s CDs Kings and Queens, Affairs Of The Heart, and Bamboo Rain are available at cdbaby.com and local Mt. Shasta area businesses.