June 7 @ 8:30 pm
Catapulting onto our stage all the way from South Florida, The Heavy Pets are a five-piece band referred to by Relix Magazine as “a living, breathing force of nature.” They have been rampaging through the national touring circuit since 2005, playing over 1200 shows. The recent release of their acclaimed album “Strawberry Mansion” has added more depth to what was already an expansive repertoire. These guys lay it down heavy with the funk, electro-jams, indie rock and a little bit of reggae. Their extended sets have been described as “full blown musical salvation.” Let’s show these Floridians some Nevada City hospitality!
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Opener: The Sextones
The Sextones are known for sharply executed soul compositions and seductive funk. Fronted by the charismatic and soulful vocalist Mark Sexton – The Sextones’ sound is a tip of the hat to the days of Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder while actively forging the path for a new generation of soul and funk.
June 8 @ 5:00 pm
Guitarist/vocalist Bob Woods is a living legend in Nevada City. He’s been captivating crowds at the Crazy Horse for the last 30 years and he continues to do it with as much passion as ever. Along with his trio, he hosts this monthly dance tradition and community pow wow. Whether you consider yourself a geezer or still a spring chicken, this is an occasion to let your hair down and embrace the joy of the moment. Friends old and new gather to dance and mingle to a captivating soundtrack of classic rock, blues, country and swing. All that fun and you can still make it to bed before 10pm.
This entire night including the following show with Yarn will be a tribute to Wesley Robertson – the beloved KVMR DJ who we lost way too soon a few months ago. We will be holding a silent auction to benefit Wesley’s widow and daughter. Among the exciting items available for bid are a pair of passes to the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, California World Fest, Nevada City Uncorked, Gift Certificates for Indoor Skydiving in Roseville, cases of beer from Berryessa Brewery and more!
Since emerging years ago as one of Brooklyn’s hottest sensations, Yarn has become a national phenomenon and favorite sons here in Nevada City. Their Crazy Horse performances are the stuff of legend. There is something so pure and heartfelt about this band’s approach to Americana country rock. The musicianship, lyrical potency and energetic combustion combine to make this an experience which transcends genre. Lead singer Blake Christiana is a natural born storyteller who hooks you in with unbridled emotion and humor. Their balance of timeless songs and caution-to-the-wind jamming makes this the kind of show where you might find yourself floating away on a cloud of euphoria. Silas Herman (a frequent collaborator with his father Vince of Leftover Salmon) will be adding his ferocious mandolin and guitar playing to the mix. Local guitar hero Bob Woods will also be joining the party. Making this event even more special is the fact that it is dedicated to the memory of beloved KVMR DJ Wesley Robertson. He was a huge fan of Yarn and broadcasted their last show here live on air. We will be holding a silent auction to raise money for his widow and daughter. There will be a number of irresistible prizes including tickets to some of the hottest festivals in the area. We already know we will be auctioning off pairs of full festival passes to California World Fest, Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, Nevada City Uncorked, Indoor Skydiving gift certificates, cases of beer from Berryessa Brewing Co. and more! Stay tuned for more details to come.
Advance Tickets Sales online and through Briar Patch have ended. As of 2:30pm, there are a few left at the venue. Either head over there immediately or hope for the best when the box office opens at 8pm.
June 9 @ 9:30 pm
The winner of Sacramento News & Review’s prestigious “Best New Artist” Award, Jessica Malone has one of those voices that whisks you away on a cloud of enchantment. The soulful songstress creates a one-of-a-kind sound that blends rootsy Americana with elements of folk, rock and jazz. Her lyrics evoke a sense of wanderlust, self discovery and overall positivity. Her unfiltered approach to songwriting creates music that will take you back in time, while her heartfelt lyrics keep you rooted in the present. She is accompanied by a band of talented musicians who know how to swing and will surely have the dancefloor rocking. The band will be recording this performance for a live album so all the more reason to come and be a part of history.
June 14 @ 9:30 pm
No matter what band he is playing with, adventure is always on the menu when bass savant/vocalist Reed Mathis takes the stage. A bottomless thirst for improvisation is in his blood and it’s always a joyous experience to watch him color outside the lines. The Crazy Horse Saloon has been the site of Mathis’ explosive explorations with Electric Beethoven and Roosevelt Collier. He’s also known for his work with Golden Gate Wingmen, Billy and the Kids (w/ Bill Kreutzmann), Tea Leaf Green and Steve Kimock. This time he introduces his new trio featuring guitar dynamo Clay Welch (Electric Beethoven) and drummer Josh Raymer (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey). We will embark on a blissful voyage through soundscapes of classic rock, psychedelic Americana and funk as they reinvent some of the best songs ever written in ways you’ve never imagined.
June 15 @ 9:45 pm
This band from Vegas represents the evolution of hip hop, taking the genre in a direction representing the best of the past and the most exciting vision for the future. We’re talking about a cutting edge emcee with irresistible flow, bursting forth with conscious lyrical provocation. Imagine that atop a funky, soulful, jazz-a-licious four-piece band laying down the tasty grooves. Busting out fresh interpretations of hip hop classics along with infectious originals, The Lique (pronounced “Leak”) is serving up pure ear candy.
June 16 @ 9:30 pm
If a dance party is what you want, this band from San Francisco is just the one to deliver it. Led by lovable guitarist/vocalist Jason Movrich, Big Blu Soul Revue keeps the hits coming. Funk, soul, R&B, jazz…they’ve got it all dialed in. Now with powerful vocalist Lydia Walker up front, BBSR is more explosive than ever!
June 21 @ 8:00 pm
Our Third Thursday tradition continues! Hosts Jonny Mojo (guitar/vocals) and Gary Campus (drums) of the acclaimed local band – Achilles Wheel bring together incredible musicians to conjure magic from the Grateful Dead songbook. Every month we bask in the euphoria of their boundless imaginations and improvisational mastery. Jonny can’t be here this time but Tom Menig (Deadbeats) and Todd Gardner (Saints of Circumstance) will join forces to elevate the guitar and vocal elements to spectacular heights. Bassist extraordinaire Mike Meagher (Saints of Circumstance, Dead on the Bayou) holds down the low end. Keyboardist Jim Wendt (Saints of Circumstance, The Nibblers) will be tickling the ivories.
June 22 @ 8:00 pm
Rolling into town from South Lake Tahoe, Four Piece Puzzle is serving up a delicious musical buffet for a very special occasion. Blending funk, jazz, soul and electro jams, they’ll have your head spinning and limbs swinging before you know what hit ya. This is going to be even more festive than usual as it is a pre-wedding extravaganza for one of the band members. The evening will kick off with an early set by Pickit Line – a bluegrass band that covers favorite songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. You’ll find yourself wanting to sing along. Next up is 10 Minutes to Funk featuring the Evil Knievel of the guitar – Derek Brooker and soulful powerhouse singer Molly Taylor. They will pay homage to New Orleans funk. 4 Piece Puzzle and Friends will close things out with a raucous set which will have you reaching into your quiver of dance moves.
June 23 @ 9:30 pm
Every time Boca do Rio takes the stage, they transform the Crazy Horse into an exotic musical realm of infinite possibility. Audiences are treated to an enchanting cultural experience while hypnotized by seductive Afro-Brazilian rhythms. Processing a cornucopia of Brazilian roots through a lens of San Francisco “space funk” and rhythmic swagger, the result is joyously melodic and uplifting. These guys return to Brazil every year to distill the authentic inspiration and bring it back to Nevada City with their own original manifestation. There’s nothing quite like it.