Mar 18

Eileen Ivers

Available Online or in Gift Shop
Doors 6:00 PM
Dinner & Dessert (Must Purchase in Advance) 6-7:30 PM
Eileen Ivers 7:30 PM
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What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin? In the hands of a celebrated guest soloist with over 50 Symphony Orchestras, who also shreds electric fiddle through fuzz, wah and looping effects …who is called “the future of the Celtic Fiddle” by the Washington Post, and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by the New York Times …who is Bronx born, yet the 9-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. What’s the difference? Nothing, in the hands of Eileen Ivers.

Grammy®-Awarded and Emmy-nominated, Eileen Ivers, continues to push the fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to a fiercely fresh, powerfully beautiful, intensely driving world stage experience. Eileen has performed with Sting, ‘Fiddlers 3’ with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, The Chieftains, was the groundbreaking Musical Star of Riverdance, a founding member of Cherish the Ladies, a former member of the Hall & Oates band, a featured instrumentalist on soundtracks including “Gangs of New York” and Back to Titanic”, and she is one of the most awarded All-Ireland Fiddle and Banjo champions ever. Eileen has been proclaimed “a national treasure” by NCTA Board Chairman George Holt as she celebrates her 30 plus year career as a performer, composer, producer, songwriter, band leader, educator, multi-instrumentalist and renowned pioneer in connecting her American, Irish traditional, jazz, blues, and world roots.

Eileen’s most recent CD, “Beyond the Bog Road”, and its extensively researched sixteen-page liner notes focus on the influences of the Celtic tradition on Roots music (bluegrass, French-Canadian, Cajun, Appalachian, Americana) and how the music journeyed on to become a fundamental ingredient of the American Country music tradition. Irish Music Magazine called it “a triumph …a musical Magnus-Opus” and the album reached number one on the Alt-Country Roots Music Chart.

Eileen’s new, energetic, joyous and passionate band, Universal Roots, connect music, cultures, stories and emotions that tie us together …celebrating the fact that we are more alike than dissimilar. Music truly is the universal language. The ensemble, with a broad array of instrumentation, features Matt Mancuso (lead vocals, guitar, trumpet, fiddle), Buddy Connolly (button accordion, whistles, piano, vocals), Lindsey Horner (upright and electric bass, baritone sax, vocals), Dave Barckow (lead vocals, percussion, guitar), together with Eileen on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, and live looping.

Watch Eileen Ivers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qb0AodSTx0

Eileen Ivers Menu (Sold Separately):
-Fresh Brewery Baked Bread
-Irish Pub Salad
-House Corned Beef
-Bangers and Mash
-Stout and Coolea Beer Cheese with Irish Soda Bread

Dessert (Sold Separately):
-Chocolate Whiskey Cake

Sierra Nevada Heritage Series: A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Apr 01

Antsy McClain

Big Room Doors 6:00 PM
Dinner & Dessert (Must Purchase in Advance) 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours 7:30 PM
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Antsy McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadours are based in Nashville, TN, but they’re as far from country’s mainstream as you can get. The band’s moniker is a tip-off that everything isn’t exactly serious, but McClain isn’t a novelty act. The Troubadours are a revolving cadre of top-notch pickers who can play cowboy jazz, Tex-Mex waltzes, country ballads, and soulful R&B dance tunes without breaking a sweat. McClain adds his songwriting, a relaxed tenor with the understated elegance of all good country singers and a storyteller’s gift of gab to the proceedings for a show that’s both down-home and high tone.

Watch Antsy McClain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&time_continue=94&v=J7YUgX1Ydcc

Sierra Nevada Heritage Series: A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Apr 10

Jimmie Vaughan

Doors: 6:00 PM
Dinner & Dessert (Must Purchase in Advance) 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Jimmie Vaughan: 7:30 PM

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Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity–a living legend.” After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool. Since releasing his first solo album in 1994, he has set the standard for quality modern roots music. Throughout his career, Vaughan has earned the esteem of his legendary guitar-playing heroes and superstar peers along with successive generations of young players. His musical ethos and personal style have had an impact on contemporary culture, from spearheading the current blues revival with The Fabulous Thunderbirds to his longtime, innate fashion sense of slicked-back hair and sharp vintage threads (now seen throughout the pages of contemporary fashion journals) to becoming a premier designer of classic custom cars. But for Jimmie Vaughan, none of it is part of a crusade or a career plan. It’s just his natural way of living his life and pursuing the interests that have captivated Vaughan since his youth.

Now, with his third solo release and Artemis Records debut, Do You Get The Blues? Vaughan has fashioned his most compelling and appealing musical statement yet, creating a rich and variegated masterpiece of 21st Century rhythm and blues. From the first notes of the opening instrumental, “Dirty Girl,” it’s clear that Vaughan has created a contemporary classic. Driven by Vaughan’s lyrical guitar work, the skin-tight drumming of George Rains and the verdant Hammond B-3 work of the song’s writer, Bill Willis (whose long career includes work on the seminal R&B and blues sides issued by King Records as well as stints with Freddie King and Lavern Baker), the song speaks volumes without a single word, and sets a tone of distinctive and emotion-laden musical articulation that continues throughout the disc.

Watch Jimmie here: https://youtu.be/cdLRjewm1Uc

Sierra Nevada Heritage Series: A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Apr 12

Chico Comedy Festival

Brought to you by DNA!
Tickets on Sale 2/16/19
Doors 7:00 PM
Food Service 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Comedy 8:00 PM
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Headliner: Kellen Erskine

Kellen Erskine recently made his late-night debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and also had the set of the year on Conan! Erskine was featured on season 7 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. You can also watch him on the Amazon Original Series Inside Jokes. This year he was selected to perform at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal–comedy’s most prestigious event. Kellen was named one of TBS’s 2017 Top Ten Comics to Watch, and he performed at the TBS New York Comedy Festival. He’s appeared on nationally syndicated radio, including the Bob and Tom Show and Todd N Tyler. Kellen has been a finalist of both the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and the Great American Comedy Festival; he has also performed at the Bridgetown, Big Sky, and Boston Comedy Festivals.

Also featuring Amy Miller

Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area and is still a regular at the SF Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Pacific Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week. Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and a “contender for next alpha female comedian.” Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the fiercest jokes he had ever heard. Amy is currently in LA and works comedy clubs and festivals around the country, working with headliners from Norm Macdonald to Arsenio Hall to singer Ryan Adams. Amy’s debut album Solid Gold is available on Kill Rock Stars, and was named one of the top 10 comedy albums of 2016 by the Interrobang. - Last Comic Standing Semi-Finalist, Season 9 - Viceland’s Flophouse - Winner, Portland’s Funniest Person, Helium Comedy Club - San Francisco Sketchfest - Bridgetown Comedy Festival - Riot LA Festival - Doug Loves Movies - NPR’s Marketplace - The Bennington Show - Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher

Also with:
Rudy O
Anthony Krayenhagen
Dauood Mohammad Naimyar
Phil from Chico

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Comedy Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Apr 26

John Vanderslice w/ Meernaa

Available Online or in Gift Shop
Big Room Doors 7:00 PM
Food Service 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Meernaa 8:00 PM | John Vanderslice 9:00 PM
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John Vanderslice grew up in rural Florida listening to Led Zeppelin and The Kinks. He has released 11 full-length records on Dead Oceans, Barsuk, Polyvinyl, and Native Cat. He has toured with St. Vincent, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Death Cab For Cutie, and Stephen Malkmus. As owner of Tiny Telephone, an analog recording studio in San Francisco and Oakland, he has produced records from Spoon, Cherry Glazerr, and the Mountain Goats.

Watch John Vanderslice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCSZ8Hr4rzw

Sierra Nevada Heritage Series: A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
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