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Welcome to the Bluegrass Music Society
of the Central Coast (BMSCC)

 

Promoting bluegrass, oldtime, traditional and gospel music on the Central Coast of California

Announcements are listed below and Upcoming Events are listed to the right.

 
www.ParkfieldBluegrass.ORG Festival 10-13 May 2018
TICKETS Available 11 January 2018 On-Line. Venue: V6 Ranch in Parkfield, California Cost: See Website: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3223306 Address: 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451, Parkfield, CA 93451 Costs: See Website. The 19th annual Mother's Day Weekend Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Thurs May 10th @. 1:30 PM thru Sun May 13 @ 6 PM. Located at 1st and Oak St, Parkfield, CA 93451. For more info see website. Jamming, RV camping, food and craft vendors, Oak tree shaded audience area, Kid's programs: arts & crafts, storytelling and music FEATURING: Lonely Heartstring Band, Missy Raines & the New Hip, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, The Sonoran Dogs,; We are also proud to present these additional amazing acts: Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood; AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Phil Salazar & the Kin Folk, Bean Creek,Echo Mountain, Honeysuckle Possums, Amber Cross; Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" + More 
 
Check out Jams & Gigs Tab
Check the Jams & Gigs tab for the local CA Central Coast Jams and recurring Gigs. 
 
LESSONS
 
 
Paul Lee now taking students for private fiddle lessons
If you've ever wanted to learn how to play fiddle, here's your opportunity to learn with one of the best. Here's a link to his website http://www.myspace.com/paulleefiddle or contact him at (805) 709-1208. Lessons are in Nipomo. 
 
Paul Barton now taking students for private mandolin lessons
Paul has been playing bluegrass as The Brothers Barton since 1998. He has toured around the country and have played alongside some bluegrass/new acoustic greats. http://www.thebrothersbarton.com. Paul teaches Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Upright Bass and Electric Bass in the Arroyo Grande and Bakersfield areas. Contact Paul at brothersbarton@hotmail.com or call (661) 496-4522 
 
Rick Veeh now taking students for private mandolin lessons
Rick Veeh started playing the mandolin in 1976. Since that time he has performed in/with numerous bands, playing a variety of acoustic music styles including traditional bluegrass, swing, Celtic, old-time, and folk, with forays into classic jazz. Rick's goal with each student is to make them a better musician through a combination of studies in technique, ear training, written music in standard notation/tablature, and music theory. He teaches out of his home in Templeton (north SLO county). Give Rick a call at 434-5169! 
 
MUSIC CAMPS
 
 
Walker Creek Music Camp @ Petaluma CA April 12 - 15, 2018
Website: http://www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org Address: 1700 Marshall-Petaluma Road, Petaluma, CA 94952 Registration will begin February 1 for the Walker Creek Music Camp, to be held April 12th to 15th at the Walker Creek Ranch in the North Bay coastal hills of Petaluma. All ages are welcome to sign up for fun, high quality music classes in traditional American music--mostly bluegrass, oldtime and swing--with some of the country's best teachers from the Bay Area and beyond. Anyone who loves this type of music can come to improve their skills and meet others to jam with. The ranch also offers miles of hiking trails, healthy and delicious food, and various lodging or camping options. For more information, go to http://www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org, or call 415-663-6030. Walker Creek Music Camp is dedicated to enhancing lives through music. 
 
Julian Family Fiddle Camp @ Julian CA April 11 - 15, 2018
Website: http://www.familyfiddlecamp.com/ Address: 743 Farmer Rd, Julian, CA 92036 As long as you can play a couple of simple tunes on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo or cello, we have a class and instructor for you! Our 2018 instruction will include classes in Appalachian old-time fiddle and banjo, Texas-style fiddle and backup guitar, bluegrass fiddle, flat-pick and rhythm guitar, swing and bluegrass mandolin, progressive jazz fiddle, Celctic style fiddle, upright bass, cello, band dynamics, harmony vocals, and other specialized workshops. 
 
CBA Music Camp @ Grass Valley CA June 10 - 13, 2018
Website: http://cbamusiccamp.com/ Address: 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949 This camp is for advanced-beginners and intermediate players (see the Instructors page for definitions) who want to improve their instrumental or vocal skills and work on jamming with others. Camp starts Sunday with registration and some of our best introductory classes, and continues that evening with dinner, staff introductions, questions and answers, jamming, and a first-night dance. Monday through Wednesday will include classes each day with instrumental and vocal instructors (about ten students per teacher for these classes), jam group classes, and elective classes--including more instrumental choices, vocal harmonies, clogging, music theory, songwriting, and more. Evening activities include staff and student concerts, an old time dance, and lots of jamming. Wednesday evening there will be a post-camp/pre-festival concert and workshops. 

Upcoming Events


Feb 18, 2018 @ 4:00 PM 
New Orleans jazz with the Rag Bone Saints @ San Luis Obispo CA 
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Feb 21, 2018 @ 12:00 PM 
the Very Lonesome Boys @ UCSB 
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Mar 2, 2018 @ 7:30 PM 
Crary, Evans and Barnick @ Carmel, CA 
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Mar 3, 2018 @ 5:00 PM 
Rag Bone Saints @ Los Osos CA 
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Mar 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM 
Cache Valley Drifters @ Morro Bay, CA 
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Mar 17, 2018 @ 10:00 AM 
Féile Parkfield March 17-18 2018 @ Parkfield, CA 
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Mar 25, 2018 @ 3:00 PM 
Wild River Ramblers @ Santa Maria, CA 
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Mar 31, 2018 @ 8:00 PM 
The Seldom Scene @ Arroyo Grande, CA 
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Apr 7, 2018 @ 5:00 PM 
Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan @ Los Osos CA 
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Apr 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM 
Julian Family Fiddle Camp @ Julian CA April 11 - 15, 2018 
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Apr 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM 
Walker Creek Music Camp@Petaluma CA April 12 - 15, 2018 
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May 5, 2018 @ 5:00 PM 
New World String Project @ Los Osos CA 
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May 10, 2018 @ 1:30 PM 
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival May 10-13, 2018 @ Parkfield CA 
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June 2, 2018 @ 5:00 PM 
T-Sisters @ Los Osos CA 
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June 13, 2018 @ 2:00 PM 
CBA Music Camp @ Grass Valley CA June 10 - 13, 2018 
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