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
The Grammy Award Winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to get outside and experience nature. They believe this can motivate kids to gain a greater respect for the natural world, their communities and themselves. The two-time Parents' Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR's All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called "two of family music's best songwriters". Their nationwide fan base is drawn to their witty lyrics, strong musicianship and unique folk style. By appealing to the musical needs of the entire family and recognizing that kids deserve quality music, The Okee Dokee Brothers are working full-time to advance the family music genre.LEARN MORE
LUCID ART FOUNDATION – INQUIRY
Jeremy Morgan, MFA has been
facilitating artist’s seminars for the
Lucid Art Foundation for over five years.
Jeremy is a painter and exhibits his
work internationally. He is a professor
of painting at the San Francisco Art
Institute. A master in method, material
and critique, Jeremy Morgan will give
feedback on each participant’s artwork.
The aim of these seminars is to expand
artists’ understanding and relationship
to their artwork as well as encouraging
dialogue about arts and consciousness.
The seminars are non-judgmental and
encouraging and for painters whose work
is non-representational, abstract or nonobjective.
Four artists will be selected
for each seminar from the submitted
To apply to a specific seminar as a
participating artist, please email a one
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