MAIN STAGE SATURDAY 2017
11-12PM: RAINBOW GIRLS
The Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives who’ve spent the last 4 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n’ roll band, but who’ve recently returned to their folkier roots by embarking on a house concert tour across America. This new trio version of the band (Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, & Vanessa May) highlights their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound at its rawest form. The ladies came together at an underground open mic in Santa Barbara, CA in December of 2010. Since then they have released two studio albums, toured the US and Europe extensively, and simultaneously developed two different forms of performing: 1) an electric, rock n’ roll, foot stomping spectacular enticing people to get naked, let loose, and dance wildly; and 2) an intimate and acoustic set based around their unique harmonies and folkier roots.
12:45 – 2PM: PATRON LATIN RHYTHMS
Patrón Latin Rhythms is a collaboration of well seasoned professional musicians with a number of diverse backgrounds which enables the band to play different styles of Latin Music such as, Latin Jazz, Latin Rock, Mambo, and even O’l Skool R& B/Latin Funk! Patrón’s goal is simple, to inspire the dancing spirit in everyone with driving percussion rhythms, hair raising guitar licks, and a horn section that is reminiscent of Tower of Power. Patrón not only will we leave you dancing, but we’ll leave you dancing your way home!
2:45 – 4PM LOST DOG FOUND
Soul… Rock & Roll… New Orleans Jazz… Modern Swing… Roots… Back-Alley Americana… Lost Dog Found can be described with a lot of musical adjectives. Combining those genres into their own distinctive modern sound is where Lost Dog Found has set itself apart. This is not a nod at the 20′s, nor a throwback to the 60′s. Lost Dog Found has set out to become their own genre, and their live performances have become one of the sweatiest, electric, crowd interactive parties you’ll ever attend, widely regarded as being one of the best live acts coming out of the S.F. Bay Area.
4:45 – 6PM DAVID LUNING
David Luning credits John Prine as a major musical influence. Luning dropped out of school almost immediately, moved back to his native California, and devoted himself to songwriting and performing. He worked his way up through open mics to large festival performances, piecing together a band to flesh out his songs along the way and hitting the road to tour with a fierce determination. His self- released debut album, ‘Just Drop On By,’ garnered acclaim from both critics and fellow musicians alike, with country megastar Keith Urban hailing Luning’s “staunch originality.” Songs from the album landed numerous film and TV placements, most recently on NBC’s ‘Grimm,’ and Luning’s reputation for exhilarating live performances earned him dates with luminaries like Jackie Greene, Dave and Phil Alvin, and Elvin Bishop, along with a slew of festival performances up and down the West Coast.
OUR MAIN STAGE EMCEE: Johannes Mager has been our festival emcee for many years. We first saw Johannes as the tuba player in the hilarious comedy/musical group: The Brass Band. Being a musician and performer for most of his life, he has also been the Music Director for many different shows and events. For the past eleven years he performed as the Jester in the Bracebridge Dinner at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite, and for the past three years he was also the show’s Musical Director. He stepped down from the role last year and is now the new Musical Director of the Circus Center in San Francisco. He will also be teaching aspiring clowns how to incorporate music into their clowning. He always brings his own style of hilarity to our festival.
WINE STAGE SATURDAY
An old piano lands in the house when Saffell is in fourth grade. By high school Saffell had gathered an early repertoire of original songs. He went on to mentor privately with renowned touring and recording artist Doc Collins and in addition earned his associates degree in music in Santa Cruz. In School Saffell learned theory, but with Doc he learned the discipline and the art of good songwriting.
Saffell is a singer songwriter from Petaluma Ca, pulling from R&B, funk and blues. Saffell has a unique percussive style on the piano and his vocals are as memorable as they are captivating. This is not the typical sound you would expect from singer songwriter on piano. Saffell brings a groove, a swagger and a rhythmic, lyrical flow that joins perfectly with his funky attack on the piano. Saffell has a unique stylized sound that invites you in at first listen.
Saffell currently performs , with Bill O’Donnell on Drums and Matt Pasquale on bass. This Northern California trio with it’s blend of groove, originality, and natural talent is capturing the attention of music lovers up and down the state. At first listen the rhythm and hook, the slide and swagger of Saffels music will grab you. But there is also a depth to Saffell’s songs and lyrics that doesn’t readily present itself until listened to a few times.
1-1:45 PM Rainbow Girls
(see main stage above)
2-2:45 PM Saffell
3-3:45 PM Rainbow Girls
4-4:45 PM Saffell
ENTERTAINMENT STAGE SATURDAY
11-11:45AM Ryan Kane
Ryan Kane is a full time magician and comedian thriving in San Francisco. He is frequently featured by groups who need to guarantee that their events are an unforgettable success. His extensive resume includes companies such as Microsoft, Costco, and Intel. Ryan Kane’s magic has brought him from Las Vegas to New York. He is a featured performer at casinos in Reno and at the top destination in San Francisco, Pier 39.
Ryan Kane began learning magic in 1995 when he was 6 years old. He would spend his childhood grasping the fundamentals of this sophisticated and complex craft. In high school and college he studied theatre. In his early teens, Ryan began using his magic and bright personality to gather audiences on the streets of Old Sacramento. The results of these challenging early performances are evident today in the quick wit and charm Ryan presents currently. In 2012, Ryan competed and took first place in the San Francisco Stage Magic Competition.
· Three Times Voted San Francisco’s Best Magician
· Twice Voted San Francisco’s Best Comedian
· Voted San Francisco’s Best Performer
· Voted San Francisco’s Best Prop Comic
· Laughs Across America, 2nd place
1:00 -1:15PM SEBASTOPOL BALLET SCHOOL
Our wonderful local ballet school comes yearly to briefly entertain us with their delightful young dancers. This is a great show for your future ballet dancers in your family!
1:30 -2:15PM Ryan Kane
2:30 – 3:15PM Robert Strong
3:30 – 4:15PM Ryan Kane
4:30 – 5:15PM Robert Strong