• Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    Jerry Martien with Thad Beckman and friends

    JerryMartien.jpgTickets Humboldt poet Jerry Martien will be joined by the Thad Beckman Trio featruing Thad Backman, Gary Davidson, Danny Montgomery and Fred Neighbor for an evening of poetry and music. Tickets $12 general & $10 students and members at Wildberries, brownpaperticket.com or reserve at 822-1575.

  • Friday, January 13, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    Thad Beckman Trio

    thadWindowHR.jpgTickets Roots and blues singer-songwriter Thad Beckman brings his trio to Humboldt County for a show on Friday, January 13 at the Arcata Playhouse. Joining Beckman will be Danny Montgomery on drums and Gary Davidson on bass for an evening of original songs.

    Tickets $15 general & $13 students and members. Available at Wildberries Marketplace online or reserve at 822-1575. Beckman, Montgomery and Davidson will also support poet Jerry Martien along with guitarist Fred Neighbor on Thursday, January 12 as he performs his original poems at the Playhouse. 

    A professional musician for more than 30 years, Thad Beckman has paid his dues on the dusty roads which run from California to New Jersey to Texas to Amsterdam to Vienna and points in between. His finely-crafted original songs are the story of life, the voice of modern America...from the growling delta blues of the Deep South to evocative contemporary folk blues...bound by the common thread of experience gleaned from the road. As a guitarist, Thad Beckman has been hired by Bo Diddley, The Shirelles, Earl Thomas, Tom Russell and as a bandleader has found himself sharing the stage with such renowned artists as B.B. King, Albert Collins, James Cotton, The Band, Emmylou Harris, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Los Lobos, Dave Alvin, Jimmy Webb, and The Flatlanders to name a few. Thad has also recorded six album projects, all of which received outstanding press. Join him as he share his stories and songs with some of his favorite local musicians. 

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    Flat Five featuring Kelly Hogan

    Flat_Five_web_pic.jpgTickets The Flat Five is a Chicago-based pop vocal super-group — Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall — five in-demand musicians who individually spend much of their time touring and recording with bands like Neko Case, NRBQ, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Iron and Wine, Jakob Dylan, Robbie Fulks, Alejandro Escovedo, The New Pornographers, and many other heavy hitters. These five folks stay very, very busy. Yet for the past ten years, these shameless harmony junkies would come together, like a moth to a porchlight, to make music as The Flat Five. Purely for the love of singing together.  

    At first The Flat Five existed only as a once-a-year sold out holiday show in Chicago. Then came quarterly SRO gigs, and then month-long jam-packed residencies, and then…slowly…the idea for a record grew out of the band’s shared love of the repertoire of genius oddball songwriter and performer (and big brother to band member Scott Ligon) Chris Ligon. The Flat Five were already performing many of Chris’s songs in their set, and thought that making an entire record of his compositions would be a good way to shoot up a flare and give more folks a chance to hear his amazing and unique music.

    Chicago super group, The Flat Five have a natural gift to blend into almost any musical terrain, these five young-ish masters roam at will from the Beach Boys to the Magnetic Fields, ancient country to neo-cabaret, gently melodic originals to gruesome old Americana. Left to their own devices, they get busy translating feeling into tone, improvising gorgeous harmonic structures and grooves, and poking curiously into posterity’s dusty little corners. — Robbie Fulks

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    Nina Gerber and Chris Webster

    Nina_Gerber___Chris_Webster.jpgTickets Music fans know Chris Webster and Nina Gerber as two of the most skilled and artful musical talents. Webster's voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber's guitar is beautiful and powerful. Together they're magic. With originals, tasteful covers-soulful ballads, jazzy tunes and sweet folk, a great show. Nina has performed and/or recorded with: Karla Bonoff, Peter Rowan, Eliza Gilkyson, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown, Lucy Kaplansky, Mollie O'Brien, Rosalie Sorrels, Laurie Lewis, and many others. Her soulful enhancement of their music easily explains why several return the favor by appearing on Not Before Noon and Ninas live cd, Good Music with Good People. Tickets $15 general and $13 students and members. Available at Wildberries Marketplace brownpapertickets.com or reserve at 707-822-1575.

  • Friday, February 03, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    Home Cookin' kick off 10th anniversary weekend

    Home_cookin.jpgTickets Home Cookin' opens 10th anniversary weekend at the Arcata Playhouse for an evening of dancing. Bring your dancing shoes and prepare to shake your groove thing with Home Cookin' as the Playhouse pushes aside the chairs and opens the dance floor to kick-off their 10th anniversary weekend. Home Cookin promises to deliver a range of musical flavors with a repertoire of original tunes and rock standards.  Composed of local musical veterans, Joyce Hough, Tim Gray, Gary Davidson and Fred Neighbor, Home Cookin' serves up savory musical entrees with a saucy back beat.

  • Saturday, February 04, 2017 at 08:00 PM

    Playhouse 10th Anniversary season kick off event

    Playhouse_night_building.jpgTickets Join the Playhouse as they kick-off their 10th year of operation as a community arts center with an all-star evening of entertainment featuring Tim Randles, Mike LaBolle and Ken Lawrence as the house band for the night and special guests the Blue Dragon Steel Band, Jackie Dandeneau, Julie Fulkerson, Joanne Rand, Rob Diggins, Jeff DeMark, Tim Gray, Siena Nelson, Patrick Cleary, Chris Parriera, David Ferney and more to be announced. Cocktails and snacks will be served with a silent auction and surprises. Come and help us celebrate and support the Playhouse!

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