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
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
THIS IS A THURSDAY 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.
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.
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."