Category Archives: Upcoming Concerts

Friday, October 16, 2020, Time TBA, Facebook Live show Kerry Patrick Clark, singer-songwriter Donations encouraged.

http://www.kerrypatrickclark.com/

 

Norman Rockwell painted everyday American scenes of small town life with affection, charm and humor. What Rockwell did with paint, Kerry Patrick Clark does with music. The award-winning singer-songwriter gives us musical portraits of everyday life that show us what we as a people have in common. His ability to do this with affection, charm and humor has earned him the title of “The Musical Norman Rockwell.”

A native of Ohio, Clark’s music, which centers around stories of love, faith, family, friends and the dreams we aspire to, should resonate well with Tehachapi. He will return to Fiddlers Crossing on Friday, October 16, 2020,, at 7 p.m.

Clark’s career spans more than three decades, with chart-topping singles in the Country, Americana and folk genres, and seven CDs to his credit. He was a member of the folk group the New Christy Minstrels. His songs have been used in film and TV. His song, “Ground Zero,” was included on Wolf Blitzer’s CNN special commemorating the six-month milestone after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Other songs Clark wrote in response to the attack were featured in the PBS special, “Reclaiming Hope,” and recorded on his CD, “Songs to Heal a Nation.”

Clark’s take on themes from humbleness and humility, loving, serving, choosing, healing, and yearning appear like a slice of daily life resonating across the lines that would try to divide us by age, race, gender, and religion. Ultimately his music brings people together under the auspices of all that is good in each of us. What lies behind his music is Clark’s belief that  “as we share our stories of loss, love, hope and fear, we connect on a deeper level.”

Along with his humor and charm, what comes across to the audience most of all is, like in a Norman Rockwell painting, Kerry Patrick Clark’s absolute honesty in his depiction of everyday  life.

For more about Kerry Patrick Clark, go to www.kerrypatrickclark.com.

 

 

Friday, November 6, 2020, 7:00pm, First Friday Showcase, featuring Ryan Biter. Free admission, tips encouraged.

https://ryanbitermusic.com/

Ryan Biter was raised and currently resides in Flagstaff, AZ at 7000ft. 

His music echoes the expansive soul of The Southwest. The sound is equal parts rural americana, spectacled college town hipster, mountain bluegrass, and new age funk beatbox drum circle.  It feels like your favorite pair of jeans; utterly unique, yet enjoyably familiar. 

Armed with expertly crafted songs, percussive guitar playing, and an affinity for beatboxing and loop pedals, Biter delivers a concert that is commanding yet intimate. Biter has a unique way of making a coffee shop feel like a concert hall and a club feel like an intimate house show. 

Ryan Biter can be found sharing his music with audiences all around the US! 

Friday, November 13, 2020, 7:00pm, Darol Anger, Fiddler, composer, with Emy Phelps, Mountain Bible Church, 630 Maple St. Tehachapi, $25.00

http://darolanger.com

Fiddler, composer, producer and educator,  Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent.
Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with numerous pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, his Duo with Mike Marshall, and others.
He has performed and taught all over the world with musicians such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Bela Fleck, Bill Evans, Edgar Meyer, Bill Frisell, David Grisman, Tony Rice, Tim O’Brien, The Anonymous 4, Marin Alsop and the Cabrillo Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, Mark O’Connor, and Stephane Grappelli.
Today Darol can be heard on NPR’s “Car Talk” theme every week, along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice. He was also the violinist on the phenomenally popular Sim City computer games.
In addition to performing all over the world, he has recorded and produced scores of important recordings since 1977, is a MacDowell and UCross Fellow, and has received numerous composers’ residencies and grants. He has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings and motion picture soundtracks.
He is an Associate Professor at the Berklee School of music. He recently began an ambitious online Fiddle School at ArtistWorks.com. His website is www.darolanger.com

Friday, February 12, 2021, 7:00pm, Jann Klose, singer-songwriter, $20.00

  Fiddlers Crossing will welcome back singer-songwriter Jann Klose on Friday, February 12 at 7pm. This will be his third time in the downtown venue.

   Klose is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who epitomizes the “Crossing” part of Fiddlers Crossing. Klose is truly an international musician, having lived in Germany, Kenya and South Africa and the United States. His music is a genre becoming known as “Chamber Pop,” a form of pop-rock performed in an intimate style more like folk music. His lush, beautiful voice is well-suited to bringing out the deep emotions of his lyrics.  

     Klose first came to the United States as an exchange student in Ohio. He now lives in New York City, but tours throughout the US and Canada. In the month before the Fiddlers Crossing concert, he will be performing in Germany and Canada, as well as Pennsylvania and Ohio. He last played Fiddlers Crossing in 2011.

    As a singer and songwriter, his music reflects his international background in his lyrics and melodies, as well as his rhythms and guitar work. The Washington Post writes of him, “Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.”

   Klose gives 75-100 concerts a year, both as a solo artist and with a band. He has performed with or opened for such artists as Suzanne Vega, Vonda Shepard, Rosanne Cash, and even Les Paul.

     Klose has also performed on the stage, as well as in film and soundtracks. His stage credits include “Jekyll & Hyde” on Broadway, and in the touring companies of The Who’s “Tommy” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

    He appeared as a singer and guitar player in the Jeff Buckley biopic, “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” that made the rounds of film festivals overseas. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012 to rave reviews. His songs can be heard on “Dead Broke,” a Warner Bros. film featuring Paul Sorvino.

 Klose also has a “world citizen” outlook in helping others. He was involved in cleanup efforts on Staten Island after hurricane Sandy decimated that region of New York City. He has donated his time and talents to a CD produced by the Healthy Food for Thought organization, designed to teach kids the benefits of healthy eating. “Good Enough to Eat” was nominated for a Grammy in the “spoken word” category in 2010. The CD was produced as a benefit for the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food.
    His most recent album, “Mosaic” entered the Roots Rock charts at #22 and won three 2014 Independent Music Awards. The single “Make it Better” is featured on the Billboard 10 charting compilation album “Action Moves People United” The record also made the first round of the 2014 Grammys in the category of Pop Vocal Album of the Year.


   Jann Klose is a dynamic performer with well crafted songs and a magnetic stage presence. He is, truly, one of a kind.

Sunday, March 21, 2021, 3pm, Dave Stamey, Cowboy entertainer, Mountain Bible Church, 630 Maple St., Tehachapi, $25.00

https://www.davestamey.com/

    Cowboy entertainer Dave Stamey has made several trips to Tehachapi. He played to a sold-out crowd in Fiddlers Crossing in 2013 and The Beekay Theatre in 2015 and 2017, and with ticket sales again brisk this year, he will play another concert, this tim at Mountain Bible Church, located at 630 Maple St., Tehachapi ,on Sunday, March 21 at 300pm.

    Stamey is one of the most popular singer-songwriters on the cowboy circuit today. Before becoming a full-time musician, he has been a cowboy, a mule packer, and a dude wrangler. As a singer, he has been voted three times the Entertainer of the year and Male Performer of the Year by the Western Music Association. He has delighted audiences in 20 states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses.       Tickets $25 and are available at Mountain Music, Tehachapi Treasure Trove, Tehachapi Furniture and Lucky’s Barbershop on Green Street, as well as by phone at (661) 823-9994 or online at www.fiddlerscrossing.com.

Friday, April 16, 2021, 7:00pm, The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio $20.00

Hailing from New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley, the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio are three musicians from three very different backgrounds, bringing their skills, quiet charm, and down-to-earth honesty to bear on songs that bring to life the sounds of the streets of New Orleans and the valleys of Appalachia and everywhere in between. Their recordings (2015’s Still She Will Fly and 2017’s Singin’) and live performances feature Heather’s multi-genre songwriting, their instrumental virtuosity, and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. Heather’s twelfth CD, Lines and Spaces, was released on November 15, 2019 and prominently features her Acoustic Trio cohorts and many fan favorites. With a nearly non-stop touring schedule throughout the US, the Acoustic Trio have performed at a variety of venues during their national tours and local appearances, including clubs, folk festivals, theaters, opera houses, performing art centers, schools, libraries, private concerts, and park concert series


Friday, May 14, 2021, 7:00pm, Zoe Mulford, singer-songwriter, $20.00

https://zoemulford.com/

Zoe Mulford is rapidly becoming best-known as the writer of “The President Sang Amazing Grace,” which was covered by Joan Baez on her 2018 album “Whistle Down the Wind” and was voted 2018 “Song of the Year” by Folk Alliance International.

Originally from Pennsylvania, she first started performing her own songs while living in North Carolina in the 1990’s. Since then, she has released five albums on the cooperative Azalea City Recordings label. She now lives in the North of England and tours on both sides of the Atlantic.