November 24 @ 9:30 pm
It’s the triumphant return of a local musical phenomenon! The Earles are a one of a kind with their approach to old-time, Dixieland swing jazz and sultry blues. But this is no nostalgia act. When you’re dancing recklessly to their sexy, back-alley grooves, you’ll straddle the space-time continuum from the roaring 20’s to the present. This is a band that must be seen to be believed. There’s a good reason they’ve had the honor of opening for New Orleans legends – Dr. John and Allen Toussaint.
November 25 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle’s Baby Gramps is so talented, legend has it he actually built the log cabin he was born in. He has pioneered his own genre of Americana blues comedy. This is the kind of music which transforms adults into children again as he reminds us that life is not intended to be taken too seriously. Whether singing, playing guitar or whatever else, he is a force of nature who has to be seen to be believed. Even then, you might have to pinch yourself. This performance will be elevated to an even higher level than usual thanks to accompaniment by banjo whisperer, Robert Armstrong.
Opener: Brendan Phillips and Fast Rattler
It’s been years since this band played the Crazy Horse and we’re thrilled to have them back. Formerly of Nevada City, these guys have been making their mark in Portland and many parts beyond. Tapped in to a distinct acoustic folk and old time sensibility, they also push the envelope delving into high energy slamgrass. They’ll have your pulse racing in no time.
November 29 @ 9:00 pm
A coalition of local DJs unleash their vinyl arsenals for an eclectic listening session, dance party and stimulating community gathering. Float down a river of sonic bliss as an expansive range of musical styles blend together effortlessly. Soak up the relaxed setting as you get turned on to deep cuts you never knew existed.
November 30 @ 9:30 pm
You may not have heard of them, but let us assure you that this couple has achieved royalty status in the kingdom of blues. These Iowa legends bring a tornado of rootsy, Delta blues with an authenticity which is extraordinarily rare in this day and age. Their jaw-dropping guitar playing, foot stomping and timeless vocals will transport you to the holy grail of blues.
December 1 @ 10:00 pm
December 2 @ 9:45 pm
Blending the sounds of Southern Rock with the vibe of Southern California, the Higgs blur musical boundaries. This up-and-coming juggernaut weaves a sonic tapestry of funky electro jam rock, blues and reggae into what they like to refer to as Cosmic California Rock.
December 8 @ 5:00 pm
The buzz surrounding this band from Boulder, CO is reaching a fever pitch. They have processed all their influences into a spine-tingling blend of funky jam-rock, spiraling electro excursions and mesmerizing jazz fusion. Their astronomic compositions take audiences on an adventurous journey while whimsical and captivating lyrics fuel the fire of musical imagery.
December 9 @ 9:30 pm
December 13 @ 9:00 pm
Tis’ the season to welcome a band with a name like this one. When Victorian Xmas winds down in the streets, the party continues in the cozy warmth of the Crazy Horse. Based in Placerville, themes of the Gold Country are abundant in MerryGold’s music. Their whiskey-soaked folk/bluegrass songs take listeners back to simpler times and portray a rawness that embodies the pioneer spirit of the Wild West. While traditional folk and bluegrass influences are apparent in their music, MerryGold incorporates a wide variety of influences to create their own sound.