Carr Fire Benefit Concert – 5 Acts

This is benefit concert for the victims of the Carr Fire.

Headlining is Dirty Cello:

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

“Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.” -Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine

 

Also in the lineup:

MEGAN SLANKARD:

San Francisco indie-rocker Megan Slankard has independently sold nearly 40,000 copies of her five self released albums, and she is currently touring across the USA with Toad the Wet Sprocket. Her songwriting has received national and international recognition. Megan’s adventures have also included a 50-date Guitar Center tour sponsored by BOSE, touring with Dire Straits co-founder David Knopfler in Europe, playing electric guitar on Jimmy Kimmel Live, singing the national anthem at AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants on three separate occasions, and even participating on two episodes of TLC’s reality makeover series What NOT to Wear.

“San Franciso’s Megan Slankard has more going for her than seems reasonably fair. She’s whip smart, funny, a really solid guitar player and then she starts singing and blows the roof off the joint.” -Yellow Couch Sessions

The Jellyman’s Daughter

Scottish duo The Jellyman’s Daughter lands squarely in the middle of a strange crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul. Mixing their unique vocal harmonies with wild and visceral cello, driving guitar and sweet mandolin, Emily and Graham write their songs together with a focus on doing something new. The duo’s debut album, released in late 2014, established The Jellyman’s Daughter as something fresh and exciting, going on to tour the UK, Europe and Canada, and showcasing at Folk Alliance International in 2016 and 2017. Now in 2018 they are releasing their second album, ‘Dead Reckoning’, a marked step forward in maturity, depth and scope while retaining the affinity that is the foundation of the duo’s sound. The Jellyman’s Daughter are touring extensively across the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, sustaining the momentum that has earned them exceptional praise so far.

“Graham can make his instrument as percussive as a drum, as grounded as a bass or as sweet as a fiddle… when Kelly and Coe sing together, their harmonies squeeze the heart.” – Alan Morrison, The HeraldScotland

KEITH GREENINGER:

Few among us could distill our essence with such elegant simplicity. We want to deconstruct every line for deeper meaning, but there is no need. What Keith Greeninger brings to music, and life for that matter, is authenticity. As a result, there are no barriers between Keith, his music and his audience. This bond stems from Keith’s underlying philosophy that music is first and foremost a gift and a medicine to take part in together. As a singer-songwriter, Keith paints intricate portraits of the human condition with powerful melodic images, deep engaging guitar rhythms and husky, heart-wrenching vocals. His masterfully crafted tunes and powerful presence have earned him the top songwriting awards at the prestigious Telluride Blue Grass Festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Napa Valley Folk Festival. Keith has toured the national Folk and Americana circuit extensively for over two decades. He’s performed at festivals and legendary venues, appeared on countless national radio shows, and shared stages with dozens of the country’s best-known artists. Keith’s records and personal appearances have garnered him a legion of devoted fans, and the respect, admiration and appreciation of music critics far and wide. A fourth generation Northern Californian, Keith grew up at the edge of a rich agricultural region, fondly known as the ‘Valley of Hearts Delight.’ The Santa Clara Valley was quilted with fruit tree orchards and vast open fields – perfect inspiration for a budding vagabond singer-songwriter.

“The verse, chorus, verse, chorus, and out three-minute duration simply doesn’t apply, rather what we have here are, in the main, extemporisations — sublime sonic landscapes if you will — in which the listener can envelop himself.” -No Depression
 

SCOTT JOSS:

Scott Joss was often praised as the “heir to the Bakersfield throne” because of his early association with Tiny Moore and Merle Haggard and his later affiliation with Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam. Born in Long Beach and raised in Redding, Joss was a native Californian whose roots ran deep. He learned to play fiddle from Jana Jae, the one-time wife and fiddle player for Buck Owens & His Buckaroos. In 1980, at the age of 18, he got the call from Haggard. His first show as one of the Strangers was at Carnegie Hall. Still a little green, Joss returned to Redding to continue working on his performance skills before joining up with Merle and the band on the road. While with the Strangers, Joss spent time with Bakersfield guitarman Roy Nichols, who saw great promise in the young fiddle player. Leaving the road and Merle was a hard decision, but Joss wanted to begin work on a band of his own. After moving to Sacramento, he hooked up with Dennis Barney, another California player from the early days. Barney, who became mentor and friend to the fledgling frontman, showed Joss the ropes and became a member of his band. After playing around California for a while, Joss was spotted by Pete Anderson, who produced, arranged, led the band, and played guitar for Dwight Yoakam. Bringing Joss into the fold in 1988 allowed Anderson to keep an eye on him and his career growth. Commuting between Sacramento and Los Angeles became a way of life for Yoakam’s fiddle player and harmony vocalist. On the road and in the studio, Joss had a full-time job as a member of the Babylonian Cowboys. Now a successful solo artist, Scott has been touring as of late with the legendary Kris Kristofferson.

Doors open at 6:30

Show starts at 7

Monetary doantions at the event are encouraged and welcomed. This is sure to be a night of song, community and encouragement!

All proceeds benefit Carr Fire victims and relief efforts. Donations are also welcomed online and at the door and will be distributed through the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    August 31, 2018 7pm
  • End Date
    August 31, 2018 11pm
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