Local favorite The Putah Creek Crawdads, whose repertoire is deep in the great American folk and popular music songbook, will present a selection of favorite gospel music at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. They will be followed by Rob Waller & The Gospel Accordian.
Formed in 1965, the Crawdads — Chip Northup (lead vocals, guitar), Ray Coppock (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Cap Thomson (six-string banjo, vocals), Marc Faye (bass, vocals), Kate Laddish (fiddle, hambone percussion, vocals), Wayne Ginsburg (mandolins, vocals) and John Rominger (lead guitar, vocals) — released a CD in 2009, “Going Back,” which shows the band’s affinity for classic American songs and includes four of the selections they will perform Sunday.
Rob Waller & The Gospel Accordion put together a one-time only show of gospel music for this Palm Sunday matinee, featuring songs from a long list of timeless gospel tunes from old-time country and bluegrass music of The Carter Family and the Louvin Brothers to the blues, soul and even reggae of artists like Otis Clay and Jimmy Cliff. The band has a love for both these old and more recent songs, which will showcase their well-regarded blend of voices.
Tickets are $15 and are available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Watermelon Music in Woodland, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters and at the door if not sold out. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com.