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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 ,

Rockabilly honky-tonk twang take over The Palms

The Bay Area-based band Red Meat will showcase its rockabilly, country, western swing and gospel-style harmonies in a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Yolo County band The Bottom Dwellers will open the show. Red Meat’s band members are influenced by their Midwestern and Ozark […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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 […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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 […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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 […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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 […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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 […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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