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Stellar bluegrass ensemble to play at The Palms

John Reischman & The Jaybirds — an award-winning five-piece American and Canadian bluegrass ensemble that combines breathtaking instrumental mastery, spot-on multi-part vocal harmonies and dynamic performances — will appear at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. The Jaybirds — John Reischman (mandolin, vocals), Jim Nunally (guitar, vocals), Trisha Gagnon […]

Kirchen brings all-star reunion line-up to The Palms

Bill Kirchen, dubbed “The Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player magazine, is touring California and fronting a special reunion all-star band with Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen. Kirchen and fellow Cody alums Bobby Black (pedal steel and steel guitar) and Buffalo Bruce Barlow (bass) as well as long-time collaborator Austin de Lone […]

Blues powerhouse Magness comes to The Palms

Janiva Magness — one of today’s premier blues and R&B singers and recently nominated for five top Blues Music Association awards — will bring her powerful voice and charismatic stage presence to The Palms Playhouse at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 28. Magness’ voice is by turns rawly honest, heart-achingly nuanced, sultry, richly mature, caressingly gentle […]

Wonderland brings vibrant blues to The Palms

Texas-based blueswoman Carolyn Wonderland combines soulful vocals, tremendous guitar-playing, diverse songwriting and a thoroughly engaging stage presence into a deliciously potent whole. Wonderland and her band will be performing at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. Wonderland throws her whole self into her music. On guitar and lap steel, she […]

McCutcheon brings old and new favorites to The Palms

John McCutcheon’s clear tenor voice, mastery of instruments — guitar, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, autoharp, banjo and piano — and talent for writing lasting songs have made him one of the most beloved folk musicians working today. McCutcheon makes his annual visit to Winters at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at The Palms. McCutcheon says that […]

Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours party at The Palms

Singer, songwriter, musician and humorist Antsy McClain and his band the Trailer Park Troubadours will return to The Palms, 13 Main St., for another show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. This special concert is a CD release party for their new double album “Live at The Palms Playhouse.” The titles of McClain’s songs give […]

Second annual California Banjo Extravaganza brings all-stars to The Palms

Move over, “Dueling Banjos,” and make way for the second annual California Banjo Extravaganza. Featuring Sammy Shelor, Tony Trischka and Bill Evans on five-string banjos and a back-up band packed with some of the country’s best pickers, this show promises to be a treat for fans of bluegrass and acoustic music. The California Banjo Extravaganza […]

Commander Cody brings boogie-based rock to The Palms

Commander Cody, the piano-pounding frontman of the legendary Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen and more, returns for a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at The Palms with his current band of Modern Day Airmen for a high-energy evening of old favorites and new fare. Tickets are $20. Formed in Michigan and […]

The Palms serves up Red Meat on Saturday

The Bay Area-based band Red Meat mixes rockabilly, country, Western swing, gospel-style harmonies and warmly irreverent fun into its own infectious blend of honky-tonk twang. Red Meat returns for an 8 p.m. show Saturday, Aug. 24, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $15. Red Meat bears the stamp of the […]

Keith Little brings his big sound to The Palms

Nationally acclaimed bluegrass and country musician Keith Little and The LittleBand — featuring Michael Wicher, Josh Tharp, Luke Abbott and Steve Swan — will bring a roots-based mix of bluegrass, country, gospel and acoustic blues to The Palms Playhouse at 8 p.m. Friday, July 12. Tickets are $20. A leading name in California bluegrass circles, […]

Austin Lounge Lizards celebrate new CD ‘Home and Deranged’ at The Palms on Friday

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 more than 30 years, using bluegrass, country and Texas swing as the backdrop for their hysterical and satirical lyrics. The Lizards will play at 8 p.m. […]

Stellar bluegrass ensemble comes to The Palms

John Reischman & The Jaybirds — an award-winning five-piece American and Canadian bluegrass ensemble that combines breathtaking instrumental mastery, spot-on multi-part vocal harmonies, and five talented songwriters and arrangers into vibrant recordings and dynamic performances — will appear at 8 p.m. Friday at The Palms Playhouse. Tickets are $20. The members of The Jaybirds — […]

Loafer’s Glory brings bluegrass and old-time country to The Palms on Friday

Three years ago, four top-flight bluegrass, old-time and acoustic country musicians — Herb Pedersen, Bill Bryson, Tom Sauber and Patrick Sauber — joined forces and became Loafer’s Glory. Loafer’s Glory will be bringing their popular mix of traditional and original music to The Palms Playhouse at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25. Best known of […]

BeauSoleil brings irresistible Cajun music, new CD to The Palms

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, a beloved Cajun band, will bring its irresistibly danceable music to The Palms Playhouse at 8 p.m. Thursday for a CD release party for “From Bamako to Carencro.” Tickets are $25. Heralded by luminaries ranging from Bob Dylan (“That’s my kind of music!”) to Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor (“BeauSoleil […]

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