Category Archives: Music
There will be an open mic tonight (Thursday, 3/29/18) for musicians. singers and poets at the Pit River Casino from 7-9 p.m. or thereabouts. Richard Bersbach provides great sound. It is a wonderful opportunity to hear and meet talented local people. Feel free to come perform or just to come listen and enjoy!
Many talented groups played at Heritage Day throughout the afternoon of October 8 at McArthur-Burney Falls State Park. One group that delighted listeners was a talented quartet of young ladies from Shingletown named Shooting Stars.
The following is a playlist of seven of the songs performed by Shooting Stars. The first song was recorded at a picnic table before they went on stage.
The next six, performed on stage, are accompanied by Nicki Carlisle and backed up by members of the North State Fiddlers (California Old Time Fiddler’s Association District 6) who organized the music for the afternoon.
The four Shooting Stars are named Natalie, Katie, Tahlia, and Helaina. They have been playing together for one year. The two fiddlers are 12 years old and the guitarists are 10 years old. They all have beautiful voices.
Heritage Day 2017 on Sunday October 8 was wonderful. The weather was beautiful. Great music! Cider and dutch oven goodies! Wagon rides! Folks dressed up in period costumes. Lots of fun activities from the 1800’s. I’ll let some pictures speak for themselves.
Here’s a link to music by the Shooting Stars at Heritage Day 2017.
For more on Heritage Days see:
The 12th Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Night will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at Billy’s Roadside Café, 30356 State Highway, 299 East, Montgomery Creek. Songwriters, musicians, poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, and dancers are welcome to come share their talent. Performers are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance by contacting Carrie Jo Diamond at 229-8484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the fourth Hope Is Alive! to be held in the Intermountain area of the county.
Hope Is Alive! was founded in September 2014. The purpose has been to celebrate the healing power of art, music, and poetry and to raise awareness about mental health struggles, substance use disorders, and suicide loss.
Hope Is Alive! open mic nights have been held at locations throughout Shasta County. Nearly 130 performers, including dancers, spoken word artists, rappers and musicians have participated.
For more information about Stand Against Stigma and Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Nights, visit www. Standagainststigma.com or Hope is Alive! 12 on Facebook.
Articles on past Hope is Alive! open mics in the Burney, Montgomery Creek, and McArthur:
The 2nd Annual Hat Creek Beer, Food and Wine Festival, Day at the Ranch, was held Saturday, September 9th from 1 pm to 8 pm at the Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park and Campground. The event showcased the bounty of the Intermountain Area and provided an opportunity to raise money for numerous local charities including the Intermountain Heritage Foundation, Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, the Raymond H. Berry Memorial Pool in Burney, and the Hat Creek Fire Department.
Pam Giacomini did a marvelous job organizing the event. She was there early meeting with and coordinating all of the preparations and then beginning at 1 p.m. graciously greeted the people as they came.
Ms. Giacomini said, “We held our first Hat Creek Food Fest in 2013 as a ‘thank you’ to our beef customers. We expected about 40 folks to show up, 200 did!! We were shocked and thought we were probably onto something. Then 2014 was the Eiler Fire, 2015 the Wind Fall, lots of family deaths in 2016 . So, here we are in 2017 hosting our 2nd Annual local food, wine and beer festival!“
A craft fair featuring local arts and crafts began at 1 p.m. and lasted until 7:30. Vendors included Wildlife artist Chuck Gularte, Shasta Soap, Fall River Arts and Trophies, and beautiful animal hides displayed by Donner Hat Creek Ranch.
There was live music throughout the afternoon beginning with Alex Colvin playing folk music on the Pavilion Lawn, followed by the Smokin Roaches. At 4:30 California Country began playing for the evening celebration on the Playground Stage.
There was fun for people of all ages. Young people enjoyed swimming and fishing in the pond. Pit River Casino hosted a horseshoe tournament beginning at 2 p.m. The Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River ran a Corn Hole toss that began at 3:30.
Also, four ranch tours were provided during the day to give folks a glimpse of local agriculture and explain the importance of sustainability for our local communities.
A great variety of food and beverages for all ages was available. Local brews were provided by Fall River Brewery, Alaskan Ale and Lost Coast Brewery. Local wines included Alpen Cellars, Dakaro and Churn Creek Cellars.
In addition. Intermountain Fair Heritage Foundation sold beer from a truck donated for the occasion by Redding Distributing. Delicious food was served by Crumbs, JJ’s, and Anna’s Country Kitchen. Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation sold water and sodas, and Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department sold ice cream and root beer floats.
By 6:30 p.m., all of the game competitions were completed and winners were announced. The music and the fun continued however until 7:30 p.m. after which the festivities ended and everyone headed home with smiles on their faces.
Lots of volunteers, businesses and local organizations came together to make this a wonderful event. In addition to the other sponsors and participants already mentioned Palo Cedro Printing provided printing.
It was a beautiful day filled with food, fun, refreshment, music, and fellowship – all to support good causes. Who could ask for more?
Four local musicians livened up the River Rock Bar and Grill at the monthly open mic at Pit River Casino on Thursday night June 27.
The open mic was hosted by Hal Johnson and the Deschutes Music Club. Hal Johnson came up from Redding to setup the sound system and emcee. He also performed several songs during the evening.
Performers included a country singer named John, Ron Kim, Jeff McNiel, and Alex Colvin.
John began the evening with a set of country music. He’s got a great voice and a good beat and sang quite a few Merle Haggard songs.
Then Hal sang some songs, followed by Alex Colvin who did an original, and two covers including “City of New Orleans.” Next Jeff McNiel sang a series of western ballads and country songs. Jeff has a deep soulful voice that really moves the heart when he sings a love song. Ron Kim brought up his electric guitar and did a mixture of songs including his version of “Please Come to Boston.”
As the evening proceeded the spirit picked up. Usually the open mic ends at 9 p.m., but Hal and the singers didn’t want to stop so John, Alex, and Jeff each came up to sing some more and then Hal closed it out after 10 p.m. with a talking blues accompanied by Alex on the harmonica.
The audience enjoyed the variety of style, song selection and tempo. People enjoyed eating, drinking, chatting with friends and making new friends as the show went on.
Hal Johnson also has a regular column covering “Live Music in the North State” at aNewsCafe.com
The open mic is held on the last Thursday of every month. All local musicians, singers, and songwriters are welcome. Sign up begins at 6 p.m.
The next one will be held on August 31.