saturday, june 17, 2017 ~ tall men group
saturday, october 29, 2016 - women of song
saturday, january 23, 2016 - susan marie reeves & randall lamb
saturday, december 5, 2015 - bushwick book club review
saturday, november 7, 2015 - teresa tudury
saturday, october 3, 2015 - tall men group
saturday, september 12, 2015 - craig carothers
saturday, august 8, 2015 - the fourgettables
saturday, july 11, 2015 - michael mcnevin
saturday, april 11, 2015 ~ kirk mann / h2nes
saturday, february 28, 2015 ~ viki genfan
saturday, february 7, 2015~ telltale signs / bill mitchell
saturday, january 10, 2015~mike mullins / cd release party
saturday, december 13, 2014~ open mic / a lake of pearls
saturday, december 6, 2014~ 60th birthday party, arturo songs / cyd smith
saturday, october4, 2014~ michael frey / rebecca troon
saturday, september 6, 2014~ randall lamb / blue glass music
saturday, August 2, 2014~ the hay dudes
saturday, july 5, 2014~ nicola gordon
saturday, june 7, 2014~ caroline aiken / tom prasada-rao with rebecca troon
saturday, may 3, 2014~ tall men group
saturday, april 5, 2014 ~ jackie morris cd release and blue glass music
saturday december 7. 2013~ kate graves, rebecca troon and susan marie reeves
saturday october 27, 2013 ~ summersongs benefit
saturday october 19. 2013 ~ sherie davies and mark alciati
saturday july 6. 2013 ~ kate wallace and doug clegg
brting some food, wine or non alcoholic beverages. your instruments and some money for the tip jar. donations 10 to 20 sliding scale.
friday june 21. 7 pm, 2013 ~ the hay dudes
in honor of the exhibit title: make hay while the sun shines
Carpinterian Mike Mullins, the hot mandolin player that backed Penny Nichols in our last show is in several great bands, he and his mates in Hay Dudes will be playing here on June 21, a Friday. Please come and bring your instruments for after the show.
The HayDudes are Kenny Blackwell on mandolin, guitar, vocals; Mike Mullins on guitar, mandolin, vocals; and Wally Barnick on Fender bass and vocals. Kenny Blackwell is a master mandolinist as well as guitar player, on both acoustic and electric guitar. He is an in-demand session player and keeps a full calendar playing with at least a half dozen bands in and around the Central Coast of California. Mike Mullins is also expert with the mandolin and guitar. He was a founding member of the 1980’s festival favorites The Acousticats and for many years the featured mandolinist with the Phil Salazar Band. Since 1993 Mike has played guitar with the well known California acoustic group The Cache Valley Drifters. Wally Barnick is an old rock & roll guy who caught the acoustic music fever in the ‘70s. He too, is currently and has been a member of the Cache Valley Drifters, dating back to 1975.
Mike Mullins took up guitar at age 10, mandolin at age 20, and has been a regular fixture on the California acoustic music scene for over 30 years. In 1984 he began a long-standing musical alliance with extraordinary fiddler Phil Salazar, recording two albums, and in 1990 co-founded the Acousticats with Phil and Cache Valley Drifter alumnus Cyrus Clarke. In 1992 they released the acclaimed "Down At Evangelina's" record on Flying Fish Records. In 1993 Mike joined as guitarist for the Cache Valley Drifters, with whom he has remained since, recording three albums, including "White Room," "Mightyfine.net," and "Live in Germany." In 2011, he joined forces with fellow Drifter Wally Barnick and mandolin wizard Kenny Blackwell to form the HayDudes, a project that started as a musical experiment and has now turned into an ongoing and exciting new musical force . Mike remains active in many other muscial projects. He will be featured in the July/August issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and will be teaching at the 2013 Mandolin Symposium with such luminaries as David Grisman, Mike Marshall and Adam Steffey.
Wally Barnick: Principally a singer who 40 some years ago took up playing bass guitar in order to ensure a “place in the band”.
Since the early ‘70’s Wally has held down the low-end with his Fender bass and sweetened the high end of ensemble vocal blends in the many combos of musicians with which he has had the pleasure of working.
The genre being solidly American music, ranging from straight ahead Bakersfield country music, rock and roll from every decade that it has existed, to folk and bluegrass, his bass playing and vocals, whether in the lead role or in support, have proven themselves worthy of a spot on the bandstand.
He has been, since 1975 and remains today a member of the well-known California urban-bluegrass group known as The Cache Valley Drifters, all the while being a go-to sideman for many of the busiest Central California circuit bands including:
The Hay Dudes, Julie and The Bad Dogs, The Demos, The Whale’s Knees, The Bad Dogs, Songs That Hotbox Harry Taught Us (Big Sur), and other yet to be named ensembles.
Mandolinist and guitarist Kenny Blackwell, who studied with the legendary Jethro Burns, has been a fixture in the West Coast bluegrass scene since 1978. He is known for his extensive studio work on various projects, as well as his collaborations with progressive fiddler Richard Greene and his membership in the Laurel Canyon Ramblers, a legendary California bluegrass outfit. His background includes collaborations with the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Rivers and Neil Diamond.
While continuing to expand the role of the mandolin outside of traditional bluegrass, Kenny has returned to his retro-rock guitar roots to form The Mystery Trees. Current projects also include the HayDudes, his duo with Dorian Michael, Little Black Train, and The Demos.