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Kate Laddish

Fourth Annual California Banjo Extravaganza brings banjo and bluegrass all-stars to The Palms

Move over, dueling banjos, and make way for the Fourth Annual California Banjo Extravaganza. This year’s line-up features Riley Baugus, Ryan Cavanaugh and Bill Evans on five-string banjos and a back-up band of top pickers. The California Banjo Extravaganza is created for just a handful of concerts, one of which is at The Palms Playhouse,13 […]

Antsy McClain & The Troubs bring the party on Sunday

Antsy McClain & The Troubs will return to The Palms for another party of a show on Sunday, Nov. 1, this time celebrating McClain’s new CD “Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads.” Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $25. McClain’s good-humoredly audacious performance style is a hallmark of his shows. From his pompadour hair to […]

Front Country showcases new line-up at The Palms

When San Francisco-based Front Country burst on the scene a couple of years ago with high-profile festival contest wins, they were heralded as the best new bluegrass band from sources as varied as the BBC and jam-band bluegrass faves Railroad Earth. Known for their standout lead singer, crack instrumentalists and reputation for mixing originals, traditionals […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Banjo champ Tony Furtado brings atmospheric new music to The Palms

National banjo champion, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Tony Furtado will perform a CD-release show at The Palms Playhouse on Thursday, Oct. 8. He will be joined by two-time grand national fiddle champion Luke Price. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $20. Furtado started his music career with two national bluegrass banjo championships when he was […]

October 07, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Commander Cody brings boogie-based rock to The Palms

Commander Cody, the piano-pounding frontman of the legendary Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, returns to The Palms with his current band of Modern Day Airmen for a high-energy evening of old favorites and new fare on Friday, Sept. 25. Tickets for the 8:30 p.m. show are $20. The Commander is also celebrating the […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Antsy McClain brings the party to The Palms on Friday

Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours will return to The Palms for another hilarious party of a show on Friday, June 26. McClain’s good-humoredly audacious performance style is a hallmark of his shows. From his pompadour hair to polyester clothes, from his no-holds-barred dancing to serio-comic delivery, this is a performer whose exuberance is […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Rooted original music comes to The Palms

It’s two scoops of roots music at The Palms on Saturday, June 6, with Houston Jones’ high-octane Americana and new-grass folk fusion quintet Susie Glaze & The HiLonesome Band. Special guest Joe Craven of Davis will join both bands. Houston Jones is a California-based five-piece band that performs a strong original repertoire ranging from bluegrass and […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Eilen Jewell brings ‘Sundown Over Ghost Town’ to The Palms

Eilen Jewell can sing with swagger or sweetness, and she can write with muscle and delicacy. She does this and more on her new album, “Sundown Over Ghost Town,” due out Tuesday, May 26. Jewell and her band will be at The Palms Playhouse in Winters on Thursday, May 28, for a CD release show; […]

May 26, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Austin Lounge Lizards bring irreverently humorous bluegrass and country to The Palms

The Texas-based Austin Lounge Lizards have been blazing a wickedly funny musical trail through topics as varied as politics, love, popular culture and how to handle long-winded barflies for 35 years, using bluegrass, country, and Texas swing as the backdrop for their hysterical and satirical lyrics. The Lizards will return to The Palms Playhouse, 13 […]

May 07, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Bluegrass ensemble John Reischman and The Jaybirds at The Palms on Thursday

John Reischman and The Jaybirds — an award-winning five-piece American and Canadian bluegrass ensemble that combines instrumental mastery, spot-on vocal harmonies and five talented songwriters and arrangers into vibrant recordings and dynamic performances — will appear at The Palms Playhouse on Thursday, March 5. The members of The Jaybirds — John Reischman (mandolin, vocals), Jim […]

March 04, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Keith Little and The LittleBand serve up big helping of bluegrass, country at The Palms

Keith Little — who has recorded and toured with the likes of Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The Chieftains, Rose Maddox, David Grisman, Peter Rowan and California bluegrass pioneer Vern Williams — will perform with his newest group, the LittleBand, at The Palms Playhouse on Friday, Feb. 6. Playing professionally since he was […]

February 05, 2015 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Carolyn Wonderland brings vibrant blues and beyond to The Palms on Sunday

Texas-based blueswoman Carolyn Wonderland combines soulful vocals, tremendous guitar-playing, diverse songwriting and an engaging stage presence into a deliciously potent whole. Wonderland and her band will perform at The Palms Playhouse on Sunday, Feb. 8. Wonderland throws her whole self into her music. On guitar and lap steel, she can play with authoritative force, restrained […]

February 05, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Renowned musician and storyteller John McCutcheon to play at The Palms

John McCutcheon’s clear tenor voice, mastery of instruments including guitar, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, autoharp, banjo and piano, talent for writing lasting songs that range from the ridiculous to the sublime to the provoking, and supreme ability to connect with audiences have made him one of the most beloved folk musicians working today. McCutcheon will return […]

January 15, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,
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