A home for interesting, less-than-commercial music in Arcata

The Quick Overview

Wednesday, 20 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Thessaly Lerner - The Ukulady

Inspired comic mayhem & Ukuleles

Friday, 22 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Jaeger & Reid

Guitars and songs from California

Tuesday, 26 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Duo Probosci
New Music for Violin & Guitar

Thursday, 28 June doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Jared Coyle Ensemble
Humboldt New 'Jazz'

Wednesday, 11 July doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Emma Beck
Songs & stories with violins and electronics

Wednesday, 25 July doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Charlie King
Vintage musical outrage

Monday, 6 August doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Luke Brechtelsbauer
Incredible harp

Thursday, 6 September doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Mare Wakefield & Nomad
songs & stories from Nashville

Saturday, 8 September doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Gordon Grdina
Improvisations on Guitar & Oud

Friday, 14 September doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Jack Williams
Songs stories and incredible guitar picking

Wednesday, 19 September doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Pete & Will Anderson
World class swing jazz saxophones & clarinets

Thursday, 27 Sept doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Kathryn Claire Trio
High energy, Celtic based songs

Monday, 12 November doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Open the Door for Three
Irish Power Trio

Wednesday, 14 November doors - 6pm. music-7pm
New World String Quartet

West Coast acoustic supergroup

Wednesday, 20 June
Thessaly Lerner - The Ukulady

Profound Comedy Wisdom & Ukuleles

Creative force, THESSALY STORM LERNER is a TV show creator, writer, producer, director,
voiceover actress, ideator and comedic musical entertainer known as The Ukulady. Born in an electric
storm in Northern California, Lerner grew up amongst the offspring of San Francisco’s 1960’s artistic
and social visionaries and creates content which reflect her roots, promoting fearlessness,
intellectualism, creativity, kindness, friendship and the Downfall of Evil.
 
Described as the “Love Child” of Gilda Radner, PeeWee Herman and Cyndi Lauper,
The Ukulady has over 2 million hits on Youtube, 3 albums and has opened for Dr. Demento,
shared the stage with famous humans like Gabby La La, Patch Adams & Wavy Gravy, been
spotted or heard on jibjab.com, Sirius Kids Place Live, Craigslist TV, National Lampoon Radio NPR,
The New York Times, The Fillmore West, Comedy Clubs of LA,  schools, libraries, parades, festivals
and more. The Ukulady is co-founder of a children’s record label (along with Trixie Garcia,
daughter of Jerry Garcia and Devin McDonald, son of Country Joe McDonald)and currently
live streams shows 30+hrs a month on Uplive.   

http://www.theukulady.com/

Friday, 22 June
Jaeger & Reid

Guitars and songs from California

Some of the best discoveries are made by accident and that's what happened
in the fusion of the musical talents of Judi Jaeger and Bob Reid.
They unwittingly found that perfect harmony while standing next to each other at a
music camp jam in the summer of 2015. Their musical spark quickly caught fire and was
noticed by those around them - and the successful collaboration between Jaeger and Reid was born.

Judi grew up near Montreal, Canada, where her world was filled with music;
her mother and brother sang and played guitar and she listened to Leonard Cohen,
Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger and many others. She began her career as a performing
songwriter as an expression of her loss after the death of her mother and has written
songs for her local domestic violence prevention organization. Bob is a fourth generation Californian,
and like Judi, Bob also grew up surrounded by music. Bob's Mom performed in coffeehouses
in the 1960's, while his father was a gospel concert promoter. Bob has been a California Arts Council
Artist-in the Schools, performed at the United Nations in New York, in concert, at festivals and
in schools across the United States. His original songs have been sung by Pete Seeger,
Bill Harley, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and many others. Bob was chosen by the Seeger
family to perform at memorial concerts for both Pete and Toshi Seeger in New York.
Bob has a keen eye for musicality, empowerment, appreciation of nature and social causes in his writing.

Jaeger & Reid have been performing around the San Francisco
Bay Area and in New York and North Carolina,
in a variety of venues including their favorite, house concerts.


“. . . and the love between the singer, who sings the song well, and truly,
and the audience, which has been waiting for the song,
and knows it when they hear it, is a true love.”
- Malvina Reynolds

http://www.jaegerreidmusic.com/

Tuesday, 26 June
Duo Probosci

New Music for Violin & Guitar

Timba Harris - violin
Gyan Riley - guitar

 

Thursday, 28 June
Jared Coyle Ensemble

Humboldt New 'Jazz'



“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical.
It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth--
penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words.
Beyond images, beyond that pounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming.
Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

-Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Ed Campbell-drums
Jared Coyle-woodwinds/EWI
Matthew McClimon-vibraphone
Gregg Moore-bass/trombone/tuba
Elizabeth Smith-vocals

Jared Coyle, musician

I love a good melody.  Teaching music to children, I enjoy the opportunities I have to experience interesting melodies.  Traditional ballads, sea shanties, singing games and folk songs from around the world, as well as the melodies of western art music are all a part of the musical experience my students and I create in our classroom.

I enjoy the harmonic movement and color found in the work of the the great composers of the western classical tradition.  The improvisation of jazz music uses these harmonies to create a spontaneity, personal expression, and excitement that I try to include in my own compositions.

In my music I have also tried to include the rhythms and bass of popular styles of music.  Funk, R&B, music from Latin America, and Hip Hop are all important parts of our society's musical culture.  

I have always loved a good story.  Experiencing a story through music has always been exciting for me.  In the novel Saving June, Hannah Harrington describes the effect of a story shared with music. “He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that's what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.”

As a musician, it is my  hope that I can be a part of the connections and change we experience as music speaks to each of us.



Wednesday, 11 July
Emma Beck

Songs & stories with violins and electronics

 

Wednesday, 25 July
Charlie King

Vintage musical outrage
Monday, 6 August
Luke Brechtelsbauer

Incredible harp
Thursday, 6 September
Mare Wakefield & Nomad

songs & stories from Nashville
Saturday, 8 September
Gordon Grdina

Improvisations on Guitar & Oud
Friday, 14 September
Jack Williams

Songs stories and incredible guitar picking
Wednesday, 19 September
Pete & Will Anderson

World class swing jazz saxophones & clarinets

Thursday, 27 Sept
Kathryn Claire Trio

High energy, Celtic based songs

 

Monday, 12 November
Open the Door for Three

Irish Power Trio

 
***** Special Request *****
Many of our visiting performers are in need of a place to stay when they come to play.
Any House Concerteers with the wherewithall to take home a musician can count on,
not only free admission, but the scintillating company of a disciplined and conscientious
student of their chosen musical tradition. Let me know if this is a possibility.

A YEAR IN HOUSE CONCERTS

Imagining what a House Concert featuring one tune from each of our performers over the entire year might sound like, I've lined up one example of what each of our performers have provided us over the past year. To be sure, there have been a couple of evenings that missed being recorded and I hope your favorite was not among them. I also hope you can do without titles as announcements are not always intelligible on the recordings. Click on each of these links to access the audio files.

01) Cillian Vallely & Kevin Crawford
02) Dan Newton
03) The Lost Trio
04) Hanz Araki/Colleen Raney/Stuart Mason
05) Goitse
06) Snowapple
07) Johnny Connoly & Leonard Barry
08) Cassie & Maggie McDonald
09) Frankie & Sean Gavin
10) Syrinx Effect
11) Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna
12) Luke Brechtelsbauer
13) Dan Walsh
14) David Power
15) Pascal Gemme & Yann Falquet
16) Johnny Connolly/Winifred Horan/Cary Novotny
17) Anita McDonald
18) John Schott ACTUAL Trio
19) Ned Evett

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These evenings are supported by the
soup, fresh bread, beer, wine, coffee, tea & general conviviality
for which doors will open an hour before the music starts.

Suggested Donation - $25 - 10 sliding scale
(thank you, Dan Compton)
Contact via:
crib1251@gmail.com
or
(707) 499-8516 for more information