High Tide Collective is a Bolinas based collaborative ensemble featuring Drummer Michael Pinkham, Guitarist Dylan Squires, Bassist Danny Vitali and Guitarist Ethan Okamura. Their sound is a retrospective blend of classic Blues, Jazz, Soul, and Surf music.
Tim Weed has established himself as a solo artist, band leader, and multi-instrumentalist known for infusing world class acoustic music with jazz, classical, and international influences. This concert is a celebration of his latest release, Soul House. It’s a collection of original, heartfelt vocal music representing a wide range of influences featuring Weed’s trademark tenor singing backed up by pristine harmony vocals. Weed will be bringing his band—a stellar group of virtuoso musicians— to Point Reyes for this special event. Band members include Debbie Daly, Mark Robertson-Tessi, Dana Rath, Blaine Sprouse, Tobias Roberson, Rob Paulus, and Myra Joy. Sponsored by KWMR West Marin Community Radio and Gallery Route One.LEARN MORE
Will Durst’s acclaimed tribute to the history, growth, joys, achievements, frustrations, fashions and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, Durst explores the Boomers’ revolutions, evolutions and still vibrant role in today’s youth- obsessed society, which they invented, for crum’s sake. It’s a celebration of the maturation of the Boomer Nation and as an extra, added, special treat - the Meaning of Life.
Jean Schiffman of the San Francisco Examiner says of “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG,” “Durst’s good-natured, acerbic monologue is so funny that … I found myself on the verge of uncontrollable, hysterical laughter. His observations are hilarious.”LEARN MORE
Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, West Marin’s own Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & In the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects, and constant touring.
On the road, Rowan performs internationally as a solo singer-songwriter, while stateside he plays in three bands: the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, a quartet featuring Keith Little, Mike Witcher and Paul Knight; Big Twang Theory and its Texas Cousin Twang n Groove and rock band The Free Mexican Air Force.LEARN MORE
Singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist, Nellie McKay* joins forces with the two time GRAMMY® award winning Turtle Island Quartet to present a delightfully kaleidoscopic view of the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920’s. While the combination of voice and strings has long been a staple of the classical genre as well as of contemporary music, Nellie McKay’s talents on piano, mallets, and ukulele and Turtle Island’s famed innovative rhythmic techniques unleash an unprecedented range of possibilities. A healthy dose of original music, for which both Ms. McKay and the Turtle Island Quartet are renowned, rounds out this sweeping concert.
Brett Waxdeck grew up in Berkeley, where he began private piano lessons at age 6. His studies continued at Princeton University, Yale University, the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, and the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he earned a Masters Degree in Performance in 1997 and went on to win the International Bartok Piano Competition that year. Mr. Waxdeck has performed throughout the US, in Europe, at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, and at various summer music festivals in the US and abroad, including the Adamant Music School in Vermont and IBLA festival in Italy. Locally, he has been a frequent performer on the Fortnightly Music Series in Palo Alto and Noontime Concert series in San Francisco. He currently lives in Mountain View, California.LEARN MORE