Craven, McClain concerts will be filmed for PBS show

By From page A7 | August 22, 2013

Local music fans have a chance to be on television if they’re in the audience for a concert by Joe Craven and Antsy McClain on Thursday, Sept. 5, at The Palms Playhouse in Winters. The nationally syndicated PBS television program will be part of the series “Sierra Concert Stages.”

The show will be recorded on two nights — Sept. 5 at The Palms and Friday, Sept. 6, at The Center For the Performing Arts in Grass Valley.

It will be produced by Peter Berkow, known for his PBS television series that has featured musicians such as Dave Brubeck, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Rodney Crowell, Robben Ford, Marcia Ball and Richard Thompson.

New shows will include local Davis favorite Joe Craven (and his full band) as well as Cake, Tommy Emmanuel, Roy Rogers, Blame Sally, Frank Vignola, Nell Robinson and The Trailer Park Troubadors.

“Though I have already recorded shows with full bands fronted by both Craven and McClain, I knew each was also developing a unique one-man show,” Berkow said in a news release. “That’s when I had the idea to record both on the same night.

“McClain has songs that make you laugh and cry at the same time; Craven can make music out of anything … I expect him to bring a fiddle and kitchen utensils. Though they will only play a few songs together mid-show, I expect a spontaneous combustion of creativity. I hope to catch lightning in a camera both nights.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. and shows start at 7:30 at both venues. The Palms is at 13 Main St. in downtown Winters.

Tickets are $25 for each show, available in advance at http://www.shop.special.unhitched.com/main.sc.

Enterprise staff

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