“If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” proclaims the 1984 Billboard Hot Country Single #1 song. So who did supergroup Alabama call upon to fiddle the memorable chart topper and the entire “Roll On” album? Blaine Sprouse. Also a gifted mandolin and guitar player, Sprouse is at home in bluegrass, blues, swing, jazz, and folk. With his return to the stage, Blaine’s heart is answering the fiddler’s call. As he stated in a Frets Magazine profile, “Music is my life. I just love to play.”
Thursday, May 1
West Marin's own "The Old Way" (Irena and Joshua Smith) kicked off the locals series in September with a warm, energetic, and intimate performance of their original acoustic music. On May 1st "The Old Way" will return to the church space to host a double bill with some good friends, who happen to be musicians of the highest order, on tour from NY. The wonderful couple duo "Mike and Ruthy" (Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar) out of Woodstock, will be performing their impeccable harmonies, poignant instrumentals, and perfectly crafted tunes in a rare West Marin performance not to be missed!
Saturday, May 3
George Winston returns to the Dance Palace on Saturday, May 3. A brilliant Grammy Award winning pianist with over 15 albums to his name, George Winston brings his stunning brand of solo piano back to Point Reyes. Enjoy a night of beautiful music as George plays classics spanning his 42 year career.
Sunday, May 25
39th Annual Silent Auction & Free Concert
Blues, Brews & Oysters
Sunday, May 25, 2014 11AM–5PM
Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center, 503 B Street, Point Reyes
11AM to 2PM: Bidding & Viewing Silent Auction
12 noon to 4PM: Live Music on the Lawn – This Old Earthquake
3PM: Final Bidding & Section Closing BeginsAll proceeds will benefit ongoing programs of the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and scholarships for low-income seniors and children.
Saturday, June 7
“E-I-E-I-OY!” IN BED WITH THE FARMER’S DAUGHTER
Vivien Straus (writer & performer) grew up on her family’s dairy in Marshall, then ran away from the farm to become an actress. “E-i-E-i-Oy!” (or, as Vivien also calls it, “Jerseys, Jerks & Jews”) is an
“85% true autobiographical coming-ofage tale” about stumbling home with a Czech refugee who stays the night and then refuses to leave. Straus plays 15 different characters, including her
Friday, June 20
Bluegrass Music with a reunion of Jerry Garcia’s first two bandsDavid Nelson, Eric Thompson, and Jody Stecher have been playing music togethersince they were teenagers. The Black Mountain Boys (David, Eric, and Jerry Garcia)
played their first gig 51 years ago. The Asphalt Jungle Mountain Boys (Eric, Jody, and Jerry Garcia) got together 50 years ago. Fiddle wizard Paul Shelasky has been playing with these guys for “only” 37 years. During the past 10 years Paul
Saturday, June 28
Friday, July 11
“HMS PINAFORE” PRESENTED BY THE WEST MARIN PLAYERS AND THE DANCE PALACE
Sunday, July 20
Louis Landon’s mission is to create a loving and peaceful world by writing, recording, and performing music from the heart. With backgrounds in jazz, Latin music, rock, pop, and classical piano, Louis brings his breadth and depth of experience to bear here. His playing and compositions are sensitive as they are complex and a diverse range of influences is more than apparent. -Keyboard Magazine Landon's latest CD release is Ten Years - A Peaceful Solo Piano Retrospective.