Bagwell & Troy

with Double Down Time

2-6pm, at Apple Jacks in La Honda

Previous events

Raag & Norton is hosting a monthly traditional blues jam at the Ocean Alehouse in San Francisco. The venue has an amazing new large stage, a great sound system, tons of space, and excellent food and drink. The house band lineup is Hans Raag, guitar and vocals; Justin Norton, diatonic and chromatic harmonica and vocals; Michael Toth, bass and Sean Donoghue, drums. Here is how the jam will run: -The house band plays from 6 to 6:30 p.m. or thereabouts. We then open the jam up for a few hours and then close with special guests when we have them. Since April is our first date, the house band will open and close the show. -Jam lineups will have three songs each (more depending on turnout). Solos should be limited to two choruses per improviser. No 15-minute endless jams. -This is a traditional blues jam. NO loud rock or trying to play material you wrote with your band. Dynamics and volume are paramount. Classic blues grooves and arrangements only. If you don't want to do this, it's not the right jam for you. -This jam will be open to newbies as well as seasoned pros. To ensure success, newer performers will be paired with experienced hands. -Since it is tremendously kind of the venue to host a jam at a time when live music is an afterthought, we are asking everyone who attends to have at least two drinks (and preferably dinner) and to tip the house band. The venue is supporting us, and we need to support them. If we don't, we lose a potentially great place for all of us. We look forward to playing music with all of you.

SECOND full-day festival on SATURDAY, April 13, with some of the region's best blues, wine, and BBQ. We have solo and duo blues performances to open and will close the day with two sets with a full band. The schedule is as follows: 2-2:45 p.m. Mike Billo (solo old-time blues and roots music) 3-3:45 p.m. Raag & Norton: duo guitar and harmonica blues FULL BAND: 4:30-7 p.m. Anna Troy with Up Jumped The Devil (TWO SETS) This all-day event is FREE, although tips for the artists are encouraged. Please come out and spend the day with us, drink some great wine, and have some of the area's best BBQ.

Please join us for a special DOUBLE HEADLINE edition of the East Bay Blues Showcase featuring singer/songwriter and harmonica virtuoso Michael Rubin and Anna Troy supported by Up Jumped The Devil. MICHAEL RUBIN is a dangerously hilarious singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. Steeped in the double entendre tradition of blues players Sonny Boy Williamson and Mose Allison, Rubin is unafraid to get stupid and deep, often in the same line. And he can play! Charlie Musselwhite says, "Michael Rubin sure knows his way around a harmonica. I ain't lyin'!" RJ Mischo says of his skills, "Total Mastery." Rubin is the unusual harp player who focuses on both diatonic and chromatic.

ANNA TROY has been wowing audiences from Oakland to Pacifica with her blazing guitar work and soulful vocals; think Amy Winehouse meets Bonnie Raitt. She spent many years as a gigging musician in Southern California, releasing two self-produced albums and opening for international acts like The Yardbirds, Johnny Winter, and America. As a teenager, she was signed to Elektra Records as part of sister pop duo The Troys. Anna is backed by a band including JUSTIN NORTON (diatonic and chromatic harmonica and vocals) and HANS RAAG (guitar). Reservations are now available via iramarlowe@gmail.com. Admission starts at a $20 sliding scale donation. BYOB as always!

CD release!! Bagwell & Troy will perform songs from their debut album, Out of the Blue, with 13 original songs and 2 covers. The amazing Sean Donoghue and Steve Schaefer will join us on drums and bass. The prolific singer/songwriter Frances Ancheta (www.francesanchetasongwriter.com) will open the night with her original music! Reserve seats by contacting iramarlowe@gmail.com.

Anna Troy and Up Jumped The Devil

The Monkey House, 1638 University Ave, Berkeley

We are closing out a banner year of the East Bay Blues Showcase with TWO SETS of ANNA TROY & Up Jumped The Devil. Come join us for a blues holiday party with unrivaled energy showcasing Anna's huge voice and powerful guitar playing. Anna has been wowing audiences from Oakland to Pacifica with her blazing guitar work and soulful vocals; think Amy Winehouse meets Bonnie Raitt. She spent many years as a gigging musician in Southern California, releasing two self-produced albums and opening for international acts like The Yardbirds, Johnny Winter and America. As a teenager, she was signed to Elektra Records as part of sister pop duo The Troys. Anna is backed by Justin Norton (diatonic and chromatic harmonica and backing vocals), Hans Raag (guitar), Rudi Nunlist (bass) and Paquettez Logwood (drums). Reservations are now available via iramarlowe@gmail.com. Admission will start at a $20 sliding scale donation. BYOB as always!

Admission will start at a $20 sliding scale donation

Anna Troy featured performer at Lounge 3411

Lounge 3411, 3411 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland

Anna Troy hot new artist from NYC now on the bay area blues rock scene has been wowing the Oakland audience all spring and now is ready to rock us into summer, explect her blazing guitar work and soulful vocals, think Amy Winehouse meets Bonnie Raitt.. backed by the East Bay's tightest riddim section 'The Cut' featuring John SImmons on drums and vocals and $Mike Esterson your host and event producer on bass.

$15 General Admission

Doors at 7:30pm.

Show from 8:15-10:30pm with one intermission

Earlybirds! $3 off each ticket when you use the code earlybird2 at checkout. Offer ends November 26. Promo Codes are not applicable at the door. Codes are not case sensitive, but must be typed as one word.

Nikki Nash: Unique Uplifting Old Timey Down Home Knee Slapping Toe Tapping Family Friendly Fun done in a fresh new way! Inspirational Positive Roots Music transcending genres of Americana Country Folk with a little Bluegrass & Blues flavors! First signed by Chess Records when she was 14. Well seasoned animal lovin' vegan! http://www.nikkinashmusic.com

  1. Leigh Stone ~ Is A Real Rock'r Girl ~ A Writer/Singer/Left-Handed/ Upside-Down/inverting chords Guitar Slinger, hailing orig from NYC to play her eclectic mix of rock/pop/alt cntry-folk rock-blues from the rainforests of Australia, to the hills above Loch Ness, SF to Los Angeles. J. Leigh's unique style of playing came out of necessity: At 10 yrs old, she was kickedoutta guitar school for holding the guitar 'wrong'. Luckily, she didn't see that as cause to stop. Some musical tastes came from her dad and her famous Uncle Paul Himmelstein & his band The Heartbreakers (see below) J. Leigh has opened for Clarence Clemons, QuaranPalooza, & various other known acts. What matters most to J.? "Seeing people dance to my music! The rest is gravy!" When not singing or @the beach, J. saves wolves & as many other animals as I can. http://www.jleighstone.com

Ants Fujinaga: Invents and plays tragicomic songs replete with scientific and literary references, Balkan, Renaissance, Celtic and other elements, unusual rhythms (e.g. 5, 7, 9, 11, 13) and ornate vocals, tackling topics from social awkwardness, noisy neighbours, the digestive system and human reproduction to toad rescue, nocturnal chronotypes, annoying morning road work and the starch apocalypse. https://bardpower.com/

Anna Troy: a mix of original blues and soulful covers. She moved from NYC to the Bay Area in 2021 last year after completing a music degree at Columbia University. She’s opened for a variety of international artists including The Yardbirds, Johnny Winter and America. She played guitar with the Columbia jazz ensemble at Symphony Space, fronted her blues band at B.B. Kings and opened for her sister Lindsey’s band, Deap Vally at the, Mercury Lounge. Prior to attending Columbia, she spent many years as an independent artist in Southern California and released two self-produced albums that were both nominated for San Diego Music Awards. All of this was preempted by her experiences as a teenager signed to Elektra Records with her younger sister as punk pop duo, The Troys. www.annatroy.com

Recommended If You Like: Nikki Nash - Stevie Nicks, Grace Slick, Brenda Lee J. Leigh Stone - Cyndi Lauper, the Dixie Chicks, Lucinda Williams Ants Fujinaga - Tom Lehrer, Jethro Tull, Jake Thackray Anna Troy - Bonnie Raitt, Amy Winehouse, Susan Tedeschi Vaccines, boosters, and masks are strongly encouraged, but are not required as per local Public Health Policy.

$15

Anna Troy at the East Bay Blues showcase!

Monkey House, 1638 University Ave, Berkeley

We are delighted to have the powerhouse blues guitarist and vocalist ANNA TROY visit the East Bay Blues showcase with opening music from the WEST COAST ROLLERS. Anna has been wowing audiences from Oakland to Pacifica with her blazing guitar work and soulful vocals; think Amy Winehouse meets Bonnie Raitt. She spent many years as a gigging musician in Southern California, releasing two self-produced albums and opening for international acts like The Yardbirds, Johnny Winter and America. All of this was preempted by her years as a teenager signed to Elektra Records as sister pop duo The Troys. Reservations are now available via iramarlowe@gmail.com. Admission will start at a $20 sliding scale donation.

This is a private residence so you must send an email to reserve yours seat! $20 sliding scale.