The Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer, and arranger Perla Batalla was born in Los Angeles. Her father was a musician and owned a popular Spanish language record store. She first gained international attention as a backup singer for Leonard Cohen who later encouraged Perla to embark on a solo career. Perla released her debut “Perla Batalla” on the Warner/Discovery label in 1994.
Friday, March 14
Fresh Locally Sourced Free Range Music from the many talented artists within our midst.
Just Friends features West Marin musicians, Molly Maguire, Charlie Docherty, Jerome Bohlman and Michael Pinkham.
Saturday, March 15
Keola and Moana Beamer are Hawaii’s First Couple, touring the world to present their unique vision of Hawaii’s cultural arts. Keola is a master of slack key, the mellow, melodic guitar style indigenous to Hawaii, and Moana is renowned for her mastery of authentic hula dancing. Together, their presentations bring to life the natural beauty and the cultural awareness that makes Hawaii uniquely appealing. In the lilting melodies, the colorful words, and the expressive dance movements, the aloha spirit is brought full flower.
Sunday, March 16
A magical celebration of Irish words, music, and song woven together by storyteller and mythologist Marin Shaw with local poets, musicians, and singers who—for this one day of the year, at least—have roots in the auld country. Food and drinks for sale.
Sunday, March 30
Thomas Schultz has established an international reputation both as an interpreter of music from the classical tradition – particularly Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt – and as one of the leading exponents of the music of our time. Among his recent engagements are solo recitals in New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris, Ghent, Seoul, Taipei and Kyoto, and at the Schoenberg Festival in Vienna, the Piano Spheres series in Los Angeles, Korea’s Tongyoung Festival, the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento and the April in Santa Cruz Festival.
Friday, April 4
Stephen Horvat in a comedy/music solo
show titled “It Stinks over Here, Bad!”
Here in West Marin, we like our music
the way we like our produce: fresh and
local! Join in on the fun as Dance Palace
presents the all fresh, all locally sourced
Local Music Restoration Project!
Saturday, April 5
The Bobs ...a musical equivalent of a Gary Larsen drawing...” —Seattle Times
Sunday, April 6
Barbara Borden, Lucia Comnes, Sofi Rox and Kim Rosen.
With special guest drummers: Joyce Kouffman, Michaelle Goerlitz, Elizabeth Sayre, Carolyn Brandy, and Amikaeyla
Visual artists displaying their ocean themed art: Sue Gonzalez, Richard & Judith Selby Lang, Alex MacLean, Lina Jane Prairie, Shirley Salzman, Nacy Stein and Nonnie Welch.
Friday, April 11
This Old Earthquake featuring Steve
Trivelpiece - vocals, guitar, Ethan
Okamura - vocals, guitar, Taylor Cutcomb
- Bass, Michael Pinkham -Drums. It’s a
fine, fine lineup with none ranging further
Saturday, April 19
“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.