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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Cloverdale Ale Works (aka Ruth McGowans)

Kevin Russell & his So Called Friends - 7 -10pm

131 E. First Street
Cloverdale California
Price: Free!

Kevin Russell & his So Called Friends is a five piece band that meets at the intersection of bluegrass, swing, blues, country and rock. Americana, or roots music, is a term given to music that seeks to blend these elements. And that exactly what we're up to. Our music is rooted in these genre's but with a modern sensibility. Using the typical bluegrass instrumentation of mandolin, dobro, guitar, string bass and 5-string banjo we are as likely to do an Irving Berlin swing song from the 40's, or an old Ray Charles  R&B tune, as a hard driving Bill Monroe bluegrass number, or a classic Jimmie Rogers country song. We've even been known to sneak in the occational bluegrassified Beatles song! And when was the last time you heard a bluegrass reggae version of “Sitting Here in Limbo”?  

 

Like jazz great Duke Ellington, The So Called Friends believe there’s only two kinds of music: good and bad. And we play the good kind. Drawing from a wealth of American favorites, we always manage to make covers our own and create music that will have you dancing or listening with great enthusiasm!



Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Twin Oaks Tavern

Kevin Russell & Some Friends - 8:30 - midnight

5745 Old Redwood Hwy
Penngrove California 94951
US (707) 795-5118
Price: Free!

Ok, here's something a little different: folky, funky, country, Americana, bluesy with a touch of western swingy! Special friends on this one include, the Maestro of Fun Steve Della Maggoria, rhythm's best friend Rick Cutler, rhythm's other best friend Markie Sanders, almost famous guitar slinger Sean Allen and open hearted Kevin Russell!


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