Ameranouche (pronounced uh-MARE-uh-noosh) features two French acoustic Gypsy jazz guitars and upright bass, and is a winner of Best of New Hampshire awards as well as being veterans of the famed Newport Jazz Festival. The group tours nationally, year-round, and has released two albums, largely of original music inspired by legendary Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt. National Lampoon director, Kevin Wheatley, calls Ameranouche "the new sound of America". After hearing these folks sail through a melodious tune with such love, musicality, and signature, jaw-dropping velocity, you'll be hard pressed not to agree. www.ameranouche.com has plenty of tunes to check out -- if you've never experienced hot acoustic swing music, now's your chance to fall in love with the joyful, uplifting, and dance-inducing sounds of Gypsy jazz.
"Their unique Gypsy Jazz sound, undeniable talent and cool, mellow stage presence makes them a crowd favorite at any live show" - Alyssa Jane Hale, Ourstage.com
folk-rock - A cross between Sheryl Crow and Eva Cassidy meets Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac - Christmas program"A gorgeous mix of rich female folk, pop, jazz with touches of bluegrass. This is highly enriched folk that nourishes the dried up gardens of the soul." - CD BABY
"Cilette Swann's voice is haunting and Roman Morykit's musicianship is superb. Their music stirs the soul and moves the spirit." - Monica Rizzo, PEOPLE Magazine
”Four stars.” “Catchy, folk-based pop/rock songs with inventive arrangements suggested what a second Buckingham Nicks LP might have sounded like if Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks had not joined Fleetwood Mac.” - ALL MUSIC GUIDE
"Gypsy Soul is one of the most brilliantly instrumented and vocally adept bands alive and kicking. The most original material in the folk-rock scene today, totally unique and captivating." - Orange County WEEKLY
Vintage cowboy, blues, Americana Christmas showHold on to your seats and get ready for a rollicking evening of outrageous humor and song. The Sutter Creek Theater presents its annual Christmas extravaganza featuring popular Gold Country old time music makers, Sourdough Slim & The Saddle Pals, Faux Renwah, and Robert Armstrong. A once-a-year opportunity to catch all these artists in a show together.
Thrill to the mind-boggling yodeling of the infamous Sourdough Slim. Delight in the harmonious Western melodies of The Saddle Pals. Catch the wise-cracking Cactus Bob and lovely bass-thumping Prairie Flower as they revel in Old Time Music nirvana with their Faux Renwah band. Be amazed by the world champion musical saw and string instrument wizardry of Robert Armstrong. Yes folks, all this and more will be yours when you join us for this fun filled, year end spectacular.
Sourdough's traditional last show of the year is always entertaining and usually sells out.
Black Irish Band - America's only Irish - Italian band - double the fun!
New CD Release!!The band celebrates the release of their 24th CD album, "This Summer" (The songs of our youth) The band will be performing many songs from their new release as well as many standards that people know and love.
This will be a special Winter evening with Sonora's Black Irish Band. Performing songs to fill your cold winter night with much warmth!! The concert will feature original and traditional songs, Celtic & Italian music, and their many songs that are historical in nature.
Hailing from the historic Gold Rush Country of America, the four member Black Irish Band of twenty-four years, have a musical style that is as timeless as the rugged landscape of the west, a tribute to the people whose lives were spent building the world we now take for granted. The band has a large compliment of traditional maritime and railroad music, as well as ethnic tunes in their repertoire. They excel at Irish & Scottish, Italian, and American folk music with an assortment of original songs and traditional western ballads. The bands musical style captures the spirit of the immigrants of this land, the men and women who tamed the Wild West.
The Black Irish Band has gained much national attention over the years. In 2005 the band was featured at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and performed at the National Mall and Kennedy Center. The band was featured on CBS "This Morning". In 2000 the band headlined at the International Music Festival in Singapore. The band also was the featured performers for the 100th Anniversaries of the Alaskan Gold Rush and White Pass & Yukon Railroad. Because of the historical nature of the Black Irish Band many venues such as, the Alaska History Museum, Golden Spike NHS, Gene Autry Museum, the Los Angels, San Diego, and San Francisco Maritime Museums have headlined the group in the past.
The band has sold 120,000 albums independently to date, and their music has been featured on College Radio Stations, National Public Radio, and on Satellite Radio Programming. Their recent original song, “Grizzly of Old California”, which features the vocals of Michael Martin Murphey, has been broadcasted on stations throughout the world. Another noted original work by the band, “Ballad of John Muir”, has been celebrated on the official John Muir National web site. The band also boasts eighty-five music videos on You-Tube at trainfire28.