Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sutter Creek Theater: Order "Dinner and a Show" tickets by Wednesday for Amy Helm!

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Celebrating our 16th Season of cultural arts and quality entertainment!


Please order DINNER AND A SHOW FOR AMY HELM by 5 pm Wednesday 7/17 - A the Yorba winery tasting room just down the street from the theatre, catered by Taste from Plymouth. Reservations are limited. For tickets to the dinner and the show please contact the tasting room at
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Regular show tickets will still be available Thursday, day of show. 

SAT 10/5 7 pm - Jimbo Mathus featuring Matt Patton (of Drive By Truckers) - new album release - "Incinerator" - Jimbo Mathus has a storied career, among other things founding the Squirrel Nut Zippers - this will be an night of edgy Americana and much more!     
SAT 9/7 7 pm - TIM BLUHM BAND - California Soul - Tim is the front man for Mother Hips but for this show he's backed by the full Coffis Brothers band, playing Tim's music. 
NEW OPENER ADDED FOR AMY HELM - the band Brotherly Mud (Americana) will open for Amy Helm AT 7:30 THURSDAY 7/18. Amy's full show will follow the opener. So please note this show and Gary Hoey's show now start at 7:30. 
LOS PINGUOS - SAT Sep 21 - They're back! Perennial favorite Los Pinguos brings their high energy Latin rock with spunk Argentine style to the stage! 
GARY HOEY  has added an opener to his show - guitarist Jon Mulvey! Jon has toured with or supported Joe Satriani, Heart, Peter Frampton, Robin Trower, Montrose, and many more. His trio will open the show at 7:30 and then a full concert by Gary Hoey will follow - so start time is moved back 30 minutes. 

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Amy Helm- Grammy winning Americana, country, blues, gospel  - now with opener Brotherly Mud - Americana - NOW AT 7:30 
THURSDAY July 18,  7:30 pm
$35 advance / $41 day of show

(You've just got to hear her voice!) 

Amy Helm is the keeper of a musical legacy as well as a musician who has forged her own path. She is the daughter of The Band drummer Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus, but while she has honored her heritage, she has made her own kind of music.
Inspired by her parents, Helm began performing in bands around Manhattan as a teen. She joined her father's band, The Barn Burners and they toured the country playing traditional blues music. As she gained confidence in her own art, she went on to form Ollabelle, a multi-genre, multi-instrumentalist folk group. They went on to participate in Alison Krauss' National Great High Mountain tour. Helm toured and recorded with Ollabelle for 10 years and released three critically-acclaimed albums.
In 2004, Helm and her father built the Midnight Ramble Concerts at his home in Woodstock, New York. They featured artists like Emmylou Harris, Allen Toussaint, Elvis Costello and others and from these rambles, Levon Helm recorded his first album in 25 years, Dirt Farmer, produced by Amy Helm and Larry Campbell. It won a Grammy in 2008 for Best Traditional Folk Album. In 2009, they recorded Electric Dirt which won the first-ever Grammy for Best Americana Album. Amy Helm was also part of Ramble at the Ryman, recorded at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. It won the 2012 Grammy for Best Americana Album. That was the year in which Levon Helm lost his battle with throat cancer.
Amy Helm released her first solo album, Didn't it Rain, in 2015. It featured her father's last recorded drum performances, as well as her Ollabelle bandmate, Byron Isaacs, and Little Feet keyboardist Bill Payne. In 2018, she released her most recent work, This Too Shall Light. She described her goal as "a circular sound, marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues and gospel and all kinds of four-part harmonies that can open a melody and close the loop of an octave." While Helm is a prolific songwriter, the album has a diverse collection of songs from Rod Stewart's "Mandolin Wind," to Allen Toussaint's "Freedom for the Stallion." She has said that two songs are tributes to her father: "The Stones I Throw," a song her father recorded with Levon and the Hawks in 1965 and "Gloryland" an acapella hymn passed down from father to daughter.

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Amy Helm -
Amy Helm - "This Too Shall Light" (Official Audio)

The Sugaray Rayford Band - Premier Soul Blues vocalist 
Friday July 19, 8 pm
$25 advance / $29 day of show

"Sugaray" Rayford is an American Soul blues singer and songwriter. He has released Six albums to date and was nominated for two Blues Music Awards in 2019 - Soul Blues Male Artist and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. HE WON SOUL BLUES MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR!
When Sugaray belts out a song, you not only hear it, you feel it. The excitement in the room is palpable when he takes the stage; he is a superb vocalist and entertainer. His dynamic voice is large just like the man. With his old school vocal style, echoes of Muddy Waters, Otis Redding and Teddy Pendergrass can be heard. At 6'5" he is a big man, but he moves with grace and energy. His fluid dance steps will remind you of the Legendary James Brown.
Texas born Caron "Sugaray" Rayford began his musical career at the age of 7 singing & playing drums in church, and his gospel influence can be heard and felt in his music. Rayford's phrasing is intimate and conversational and the soulful gravel in his voice hints at his firsthand experience with hardship.
Beginning about 15 years ago in the San Diego area, he sang lead vocals with a R&B/Funk band called Urban Gypsys. With this band he had the privilege of sharing the stage with many notable artists such as The Average White Band, Dennis Quaid, Joe Luis Walker, Kal David, Super Diamond & Venice, to name a few.
After some soul searching he left the Urban Gypsys and became lead vocalist for Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz, a Temecula area blues band. Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz represented San Diego (Blues Lovers United San Diego) in Memphis Tennessee January 26th- 28th, 2006 at the International Blues Challenge (IBC), and brought home the 2nd place prize.  The band began playing higher profile gigs and in 2007 released their 2nd CD "It's Tight Like That". In September 2008, the Boyz won the LAMN Jam Grand Slam Urban Artist of the Year title by a landslide; they beat out hundreds of competitors.

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Sugaray Rayford - Time to Get Movin' [Official Audio]
Sugaray Rayford - Time to Get Movin' [Official Audio]

An Evening with Jason Eady - Classic Country, Americana 
Saturday July 27, 7 pm
$15 advance / $18 day of show

An intimate solo performance.
A champion of the Texas honky tonk tradition, Jason Eady is different than most Lone Star singer/songwriters in one important respect: he was born and raised in Mississippi. Known for songs about the tougher side of life played with heart, soul, and a rootsy atmosphere, Eady's music combines contemporary country with traces of bluegrass and Americana, and he found an eager audience for his work after settling in Texas. While Eady enjoyed regional success with his first three albums (released between 2005 and 2009), it was with 2012's AM Country Heaven that he first hit the Country Albums chart and made a major impression nationwide. Fan support and positive reviews continued to grow, and with 2018's I Travel On he took his music and songwriting in a more organic, personal direction.
Jason Eady was born outside Jackson, Mississippi in 1975. Though his earliest love was country music, he was exposed to a wealth of sounds from the lower Delta region: blues, soul, vintage R&B, and swamp rock. At 14, he began singing and playing guitar in cover bands, and was soon writing songs.
For Eady-who names Merle Haggard, Guy Clark, and Willie Nelson among his main inspirations-instilling each song with so much graceful honesty proved to be his greatest achievement and thrill in creating the new album.
On his last two albums, Jason Eady earned major acclaim for his ahead-of-the- curve take on classic country, a bold departure from his earlier excursions into blues-infused Americana. Now with his sixth album, the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merges his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots- oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting.
The follow-up to 2014's critically praised Daylight/Dark-an album that "belongs on a shelf next to Dwight Yoakam's Buenos Noches from a Lonely Room, Joe Ely's Letter to Laredo, and yes, even Willie Nelson's Phases and Stages," according to AllMusic-Eady's latest finds the Fort Worth, Texas-based artist again teaming up with producer Kevin Welch. Now longtime collaborators (with their past efforts including 2012's AM Country Heaven, a top 40 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart), Eady and Welch worked closely in crafting the album's acoustic-driven yet lushly textured aesthetic. "At the beginning I told everyone I wanted to make a record where, if the power went out, we could still sit down and play all the songs the exact same way," says Eady, who points out that steel guitar is the only electric instrument featured on the album.
Despite its subtle approach, the album radiates a warm vitality that's got much to do with Eady's gift for nuanced yet unaffected slice-of-life storytelling. "I've always been drawn to writing that's got a simplicity to it, where you're digging deep into real day-to-day life," he notes. Here, that means touching on such matters as turning 40 (on the reflective, soul-stirring "40 Years"), his daughter's growing up and going off to college (on the sweetly heartbreaking "Not Too Loud"), and the everyday struggle to "embrace the messy parts of life instead of trying to get the point where you've somehow fixed all your problems" (on "Rain," a joyfully determined anthem featuring SteelDrivers fiddler Tammy Rogers). Throughout the album, Eady's soulfully rugged voice blends in beautiful harmonies with his wife, singer/songwriter Courtney Patton. And on "No Genie in This Bottle," the legendary Vince Gill lends his singular vocals to what Eady refers to as a "good old country drinking song."
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Jason Eady - Why I Left Atlanta (Official Video)
Jason Eady - Why I Left Atlanta (Official Video)


Gary Hoey - Under The Rug (feat. Eric Gales) (Neon Highway Blues) 2019 
Gary Hoey - Under The Rug (feat. Eric Gales) (Neon Highway Blues) 2019

Shamarr Allen - I Love You
Shamarr Allen - I Love You

Gretchen Peters - Arguing With Ghosts (Official Music Video) 
Gretchen Peters - Arguing With Ghosts (Official Music Video)

Bonafide by Cripple Creek Band - Official Video 
Bonafide by Cripple Creek Band - Official Video

Cherry Lips 
Vogan Toll - Cherry Lips

02 Trouble Man Jimmy Thackery 
 Trouble Man - Jimmy Thackery
DonGato Latin Band @ The Pre Party Hispanic Heritage Festival 2017
DonGato Latin Band @ The Pre Party Hispanic Heritage Festival 2017


Tim Bluhm - Where I Parked My Mind (Official Music Video)
Tim Bluhm - Where I Parked My Mind (Official Music Video)

los pinguos promo
los pinguos promo
The Easy Leaves appear as a full band, not just a duo - The Easy Leaves - 'The Money' Live at the Great American Music Hall 
The Easy Leaves appear as a full band, not just a duo - Easy Leaves - 'The Money' Live at the Great American Music Hall

Jimbo Mathus - Incinerator
The Young Dubliners -- I'll Tell Me Ma
The Young Dubliners -- I'll Tell Me Ma


Joe Craven & The Sometimers
Joe Craven & The Sometimers

Reckless Kelly: Nobodys Girl Music Video
Reckless Kelly (Tuesday November 12): Nobodys Girl Music Video

Darrell Scott
Darrell Scott (Thursday November 21) - "River Take Me"

''WHOLE LOT OF LOVING'' - CHRIS CAIN BAND @ Callahan's, June 2016 (Best verrsion)
Chris Cain Band (Saturday November 23) - ''WHOLE LOT OF LOVING'' 

Black Coffee ~ Lacy J Dalton
Black Coffee ~ Lacy J Dalton

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Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main St. Sutter Creek CA

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Mother Lode Exchange - July 16-22


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Summer Tomato Tart


Summer Tomato Tart

(local and organic when you can)

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed and rolled slightly to fit a 9 or 10 inch tart pan with a removable bottom
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 1½ cups cheddar or other cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into rounds
  • 2 large tomatoes cut into ¼ inch thick rounds and placed on paper towels to drain off excess water.
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh minced parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh minced tarragon
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh minced oregano

Line the tart pan with puff pastry and brush it with the mustard. Spread 1 cup of cheese over the mustard and set aside.
In a small saute pan, cook the onion and zucchini in 2 tablespoons olive oil until soft. Top the cheese layer with this mixture. Add the tomatoes, overlapping them on top of the onion mixture. Combine minced herbs and sprinkle over tomatoes.
Sprinkle salt and pepper over the top. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and the remaining cheese over the tomatoes.
Bake in a preheated 425°F oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the tomatoes look roasted. Serve warm and cut into wedges.



Check out Dixie Lee Norkoli's class on Lifestyle Medicine-a fun and comprehensible way to use food and your lifestyle as your medicine.

The next class is being held at the Butte Mountain Farm in Jackson, Thursday 7/25 from 1-3pm.
Contact Dixie for more information.


Upcountry Farms will be at the market with gorgeous fresh VEGGIES!

Casa de la Pradera will offer homemade bread and jams.

Resonance of Light with herbal creams and salves.

Winterport Farm with pasture-raised Beef.

Butte Mountain Farm will be there with lots of fresh produce, eggs, soy-free chicken and dried goods.

Pancake Power Foods with her organic baking mixes, spices, and breads.

PT Ranch offering whole pastured chicken.

South River Lavender with lavender products and flowers.

Majestic Oak Farm has olive oil, duck eggs and seasonal produce.

Sierra Herbal Wellness with a host of herbal teas.

Sacred Flores and Certified Angel Card readings with Larry, intuitive sessions and metaphysical supplies.

Two Women and a Farm has homemade soaps, flower wreaths and herbs.

Blue Belle Farm with delicious and organic micro-greens.

Herbal Med Rx offering a variety of organic herbal products.

Kneading Dough Bakery with breads made with organic flours, Free-range and pasture-raised eggs fresh from a neighboring farm, with no added preservatives.

Lucy's Spice Box offering her super HEALTHY and convenient, locally sourced, take-away lunches.

Also featuring local artists:
Bee Inspired Toys
Linda Cole
Mountain Girls Gold Mine
Sutter Creek Creations
Gray Horse Studios
Laura Carpender
Joan Winter
Autumn Andahl at Sierra Oaks Ranch

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