Sunday, June 1, 2014

Music News You Can Use - June 2014

Happy June!!   Got a lot coming up this month -- but first some things to share about May.

Had a real treat last night at Studio 55, listening to Run Boy Run -  gorgeous vocals, lovely and intricate instrumental interplay between fiddles, viola, cello, mandolin and bass.  Heaven!!  They are playing tonight at Thee Parkside in SF. If you are looking for something to do, you will not be disappointed.

Last Tuesday I played a set at the El Rio, opening for a duo from Canada, Jitensha -- another group for you to check out.  A unique and very engaging sound.   I had a fun gig earlier in the month, up in Cloverdale at Ruth McGowan's, with Gary Grubb joining me on guitar (that boy can sure sing and play!!) and with Dorcas Moulton on accordion; and at the Kensington Farmers Market (the best!!) with musical pals Michael Hanna and Dennis Calloway.

Much of my energy in May was focused on editing video from my April 26th show. Here are a couple with Dulcie Taylor and Steve Key, and one more that features Tim Jackson's amazing guitar picking.  I am happy to tell you that I'll be doing a concert with Steve Key again, with Kyle Alden, at the Monkey House in Berkeley on July 25th.  Mark your calendars; but I am getting ahead of things . . .

Coming up in June, in fact this next Saturday, June 7th, I am excited to be part of showcase of FAR-West artists at Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette.   The poster here says it all -- a nice line up; and it will be great if you could make it out to join us.   On June 21st, I am teaching a workshop at the SF Free Folk Festival on singing with your fiddle (that will be fun!), and that evening I'll be joining Don't Look Back at Cafe Leila.  On the 22nd, I'll be back at the Kensington Market.  Did I mention that I am pretty busy with music these days?

Hope you are doing well too.   Your turn to send me some news -- love hearing from you.

all the best,
Roy Zat