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The following article was posted on September 4th, 2019, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 20, Issue 27 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 20, Issue 27

LA-based Holy Crow Jazz Band brings vintage blues and jazz to Solvang Festival Theater

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

The Solvang Festival Theater might not look like a Prohibition-era speakeasy, but it’s sure gonna sound like one come Sunday, Sept. 8, when Holy Crow Jazz Band takes the stage at 3 p.m. (doors open at 2:30 p.m.). 


ALL THAT JAZZ
Blues and jazz ensemble Holy Crow Jazz Band performs at the Solvang Festival Theater on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m.
PHOTO COURTESY OF HOLY CROW JAZZ BAND

This jazz and blues ensemble strives to transport listeners back to a time when music was used to combat the hardships plaguing the nation between the 1900s and 1930s. Jessy Carolina (vocals and percussion) and Mario J. Maggio (clarinet, sax, and guitar) lead this Los Angeles-based group, which features 16 members total (with duties divided between trumpet, trombone, banjo, tuba, piano, and other instruments).

The concert is part of the Solvang Festival Theater’s Sunday Jazz and Beyond series, and the event is co-sponsored by Shoestring Winery. The theater is located at 420 2nd St., Solvang. Admission to the show is $30. Call (805) 686-1789 or visit solvangfestivaltheater.org for tickets or more info.

House of the Rising Son


ON THE RISE
Reggae group Rising Son performs at Naughty Oak Brewing Company on Friday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 10 p.m.
PHOTO COURTESY OF RISING SON’S FACEBOOK PAGE

Reggae band Rising Son performs at the Naughty Oak Brewing Company in Orcutt on Friday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. This six-piece group’s eclectic sound is driven by heavy drums and bass lines, combined with unique keyboard and percussion stylings. Entry to the concert is free, and Japanese and Korean cuisine from Feed My Seoul will be available for purchase, starting a bit before the show at 5:30 p.m. and through 8:30 p.m.

The Naughty Oak Brewing Company is located at 165 S. Broadway St., suite 102, Orcutt. Call (805) 287-9663 or visit naughtyoak.com to find out more.

Going south

Carmen & The Renegade Vigilantes have evaded the long arm of the law thus far. But to quote a wise, ancient being only known to us mortals as Styx, the jig is up! The news is out! They finally found them. Bounty hunters and meter maids alike can ambush the rebellious rockers at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8 to 11 p.m. The group is sandwiched between two additional concerts the saloon is offering this weekend: Soundhouse on Friday, Sept. 6, from 8 to 11 p.m., and Nate Latta on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. Admission to both shows is free.


THAT’S ALL FOLK
Folk rock band Uncle Uncle performs at Cold Spring Tavern on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
PHOTO COURTESY OF COLD SPRING TAVERN

Also in the Santa Ynez Valley, retro-country and neo-surf act The Excellent Tradesman present a mix of covers and originals on Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Cold Spring Tavern. The venue also hosts Americana/classic rock group Oddly Straight (from 1 to 4 p.m.) and Santa Barbara-based folk rock band Uncle Uncle (from 5 to 8 p.m.) on Saturday, Sept. 7. Blues/rags artists Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan play their regular weekly gig on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1:15 to 4 p.m., followed by Motown, rock, and soul band Do No Harm, who close out the tavern’s weekend lineup with a performance from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Entry to each performance is free.

More music


SUNDAY IN THE PARK
Santa Maria Summer Concerts in the Park presents R&B group Soul’d Out at Rotary Centennial Park on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.
FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF JOE DURAN

Old-school R&B group Soul’d Out will perform at Rotary Centennial Park in Santa Maria on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Santa Maria-based ensemble, featuring Lisa and Joe Duran, James Conver, Jacob O’Dell, and Mike Mella, has been jamming together throughout the Central Coast and beyond since 2009. This concert marks the final event in Santa Maria’s Summer Concert in the Park series, co-sponsored by the city’s Recreation and Parks Department and People for Leisure and Youth Inc. Guests are welcome to pack picnics and bring lawn chairs and blankets. Admission to the show is free.


CLARKE ASCENDING
Local solo artist Cyrus Clarke performs at Vino et Amicis Wine Bar on Friday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 10 p.m.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CYRUS CLARKE’S FACEBOOK PAGE

Local singer-songwriter Cyrus Clarke performs at Vino et Amicis Wine Bar in Orcutt on Friday, Sept. 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. This acoustic Americana artist is going solo for this performance, despite becoming known for collaborating with several acts, including The Expedition, The Cache Valley Drifters, and The Acousticats (which he also founded). The bar will also host fellow soloist Pricey Diggs on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. Entry to both performances is complimentary.

Certain Sparks Music in Lompoc presents a special student showcase at the Lompoc Wine Factory on Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. (adult students), and Saturday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. (youth students). Tickets are $5 and can only be purchased in advance. Proceeds will benefit the Certain Sparks Music Foundation, which provides music lessons and other opportunities to kids of all ages who may not be able to afford them otherwise. Visit csmusicfoundation.org to find out more. 

Arts Editor Caleb Wiseblood wrote this week’s Local Notes. Contact him at cwiseblood@santamariasun.com.




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