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 @ 9:30 pm
Rolling into town from South Lake Tahoe, Four Piece Puzzle always is sure to bring a dance party. 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. We will be treated to performances by 10 Minutes to Funk – a Funky Meters tribute featuring the Evil Knievel of the guitar, Derek Brooker, along with bad ass vocalist Molly Taylor of 4 Piece Puzzle. Brooker will also be playing a set with one of his other bands which will be announced soon. This show starts early and goes late!
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.
June 27 @ 9:00 pm
A coalition of local DJs – including Kronosaurus Flex, Fossil, Party P and Nory B – unleash their dynamic vinyl arsenals every last Wednesday of each month. Tune in for an eclectic listening session, dance party and vortexual community gathering. Float down a river of sonic bliss as an expansive range of musical styles blend together effortlessly. Soak up the relaxed setting, relish the needle drop on unexpected classics and get turned on to deep cuts you never knew existed.
June 28 @ 6:00 pm
On the last Thursday of each month, you can consider a trip to the Crazy Horse like going down to the crossroads. Fortunately this event is all about filling your soul rather than selling it. Grease, Grit & Grime has long since become a local institution for anyone who loves the blues. They like to call it “Dirty Blues” but it goes down smooth like a spoonful of honey or a shot of good whiskey. When it comes to the sultry, dance-inducing side of the blues equation, you can be sure they have that dialed. Adding to what is already a stellar lineup, local guitar hero Bob Woods will be offering his talents to the equation.
June 29 @ 9:15 pm
Acclaimed reggae-flamenco artist, Justin Ancheta & Friends make their long-awaited return to the Sierra Foothills. Ancheta is a local singer/songwriter with folk and indie rock influence. He and his extremely talented band arrive with fresh sounds stemming from eclectic collaborations. New hit singles and older releases from Soul Graffiti Productions make up the riveting repertoire. Come dance and enjoy a rich mix of musical culture, uplifting attitude and communal convergence.
Opener: Cheyenne Skye
Cheyenne Skye sings from the heart and writes timeless songs with an equal touch of emotion and humor along with a little sprinkle of her love for nature. She projects a folky and soulful sound, almost as if Patsy Cline, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, Devandra Banhart, Jade (from Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes), Hurray For The Riffraff, Jim Croce and Rodriguez all had a baby together. As an original member of the group ‘Rainbow Girls’, Cheyenne has shared lineups and stages with California Honey Drops, Nikki Bluhm and the Gramblers, ALO and many more.