What a wonderful evening! Thank you so much to those who were there, and those who bought our CD. We are riding high.
Special thanks to our coach and producer Keith Little, our engineer Jim Nunally and the Palms Playhouse and Dave Fleming.
Putah Creek Crawdads
with special guests
Keith Little & Jim Nunally opening
Friday, January 23, 2009 -- Palms Playhouse, Winters, CA
Deemed “authentic” by storied musician Tom Russell, the Putah Creek Crawdads have been delighting audiences with their enthusiastic delivery of old-time folk music for over forty years. Best known to regional audiences for playing at county fairs, farmers’ markets, festivals, and barbeque joints, in recent years the Crawdads’ schedule has expanded to include concerts from Arkansas to Hawaii. Tonight the Crawdads come to The Palms to celebrate the release of their CD Going Back.
The Crawdads—Chip Northup, lead vocals and guitar; Cap Thomson, banjo and vocals; Marc Faye, upright bass and vocals; Ray Coppock, guitar, harmonica and vocals; Wayne Ginsburg, mandolin and vocals; and Kate Laddish, fiddle and vocals—all hail from Yolo County, and their string-band arrangements of folk classics like “Angel Band” and newer fare such as “Bottle of Wine” are as genuine as the county’s soil is rich. With influences including Woody Guthrie, The Kingston Trio, Kris Kristofferson, Scottish balladeers and the Stanley Brothers, the Putah Creek Crawdads play old (and old-sounding) music in arrangements that are both true to the songs’ roots and with an energy and verve that brings a solid freshness to each selection.
Keith Little (David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Ricky Skaggs Band, Peter Rowan, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Vern Williams) and Jim Nunally (David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Due West, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Dix Bruce), both legends in California bluegrass circles and beyond and each the recipient of multiple Grammy certifications, will open the show. Little, who produced and played on the Crawdads’ latest CD, and Nunally, who was at the technical helm for the album, will also join the Crawdads.
Friday, January 23, 2009 Show starts at 8 PM; Doors open at 7:30 PM
Tickets are $15 and available at: