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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 ,

The Bobs bring wacky humor and rockin’ a cappella mastery to The Palms

When The Bobs hit the scene around 30 years ago the world of a cappella singing, arranging, and performance was forever changed. This quartet combined extraordinary individual voices with highly original arrangements and unusual vocal sounds, while singing very funny original songs as well as incorporating a cappella versions of well-known rock tunes into the […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

California Banjo Extravaganza brings all-stars to The Palms on Friday

Move over, “Dueling Banjos,” and make way for the third annual California Banjo Extravaganza. Featuring Tony Furtado, Mark Johnson and Bill Evans on five-string banjos and a back-up band packed with some of the country’s best pickers, this show Friday at The Palms Playhouse in Winters promises to be a treat for fans of bluegrass […]

November 13, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Roy Rogers and The Delta Rhythm Kings bring slide guitar-powered blues to The Palms

Special to The Enterprise Master bluesman Roy Rogers and his band The Delta Rhythm Kings will bring new and classic blues and Delta-flavored slide guitar to The Palms Playhouse on Saturday Oct. 25. Roy Rogers cut his teeth as a guitarist in John Lee Hooker’s legendary band 30 years ago, and rapidly caught the attention […]

October 23, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Telecaster master Bill Kirchen finds fellow Lost Planet Airmen

Bill Kirchen, dubbed “The Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player magazine, will perform at The Palms on Saturday, Oct. 11, with a band featuring fellow Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen alum Bobby Black (steel guitar), Kevin “Blackie” Farrell (vocals, guitar) David Carroll (bass) and Paul Revelli (drums). In 1967, Kirchen co-founded Commander […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Robbie Fulks, Red Meat bring honky-tonk and humor to The Palms

Country songwriter and performer Robbie Fulks has built a reputation on music that runs the country gamut from old-time to classic to rock-infused, as well as his rapid-fire wit and guitar-picking. Fulks, who will be performing as a duo with guitarist Robbie Gjersoe, will team up with honky-tonkers Red Meat for a one-two hit of […]

October 03, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Bluesman, actor Chris Thomas King rocks The Palms on Friday

What do Oscar-winning movies “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “Ray” and the critically acclaimed show “Treme” have in common? The answer can be found at The Palms on Friday, Sept. 26, when multi-talented bluesman Chris Thomas King takes the stage. Guitarist, singer, songwriter and actor King first leapt to widespread recognition with his role […]

September 25, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Commander Cody to land at The Palms

Commander Cody, the piano-pounding frontman of the legendary Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, returns with his current band of Modern Day Airmen at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, to the Palms, 13 Main St. in Winters. Formed in Michigan, the band relocated to the Bay Area in the late 1960s where it became an integral […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Smither releases new CD Saturday at The Palms

Blues/folk singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Smither made a splash in the 1960s and early ’70s — and then walked away from music for most of a decade. After fighting some personal demons, he re-entered the musical fray in the ’80s and has remained a songwriting and performing force whose fans include such luminaries as […]

July 30, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Picott to play at The Palms Playhouse

Since releasing the first of eight studio albums 13 years ago, Rod Picott has earned a reputation as a songwriter with a talent for gritty honesty and wry eloquence. He will showcase his latest album, “Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail,” on a West Coast CD release tour that includes an 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, […]

July 23, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Blues powerhouse returns to The Palms

Janiva Magness — one of the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today and recipient of many top Blues Music Association awards — is a living, breathing, one-woman masterclass in blues performance and, not coincidentally, overcoming staggering odds and finding ways to help others. Magness released her latest album, “Original,” in late June, and she […]

July 10, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Chuck Prophet to perform ‘Temple Beautiful’ at The Palms

Provocative roots-rock musician Chuck Prophet is known for his deft songwriting, powerful guitar-playing, trademark vocals and high-energy live shows. Prophet describes his recent release, “Temple Beautiful,” as an album “made in San Francisco, by San Franciscans about San Francisco.” Prophet, his band the Mission Express and a string quartet will perform the album at 7:30 […]

June 26, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Williams’ trio to play at The Palms

When your grandfather is a towering music legend and your father and half-brother are hugely successful musicians, becoming a musician yourself seems a natural course of events. The flip side is that while a big name may open some doors, it can be an uphill battle to be taken seriously and not have those same doors […]

June 13, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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