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20 Oct 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Six String Pharmacy
Alternative / Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Popular Duo

Serenading the Monterey Peninsula - this time at Caffe Trieste - they are making their footprint in Monterey. Great duo, very enjoyable.

About Six String Pharmacy

Six String Pharmacy is a Monterey County acoustic style power duo composed of long time music veterans and collaborators El Cajon and Mr. X. Their prescription for what ails you is found in the multi-colored sounds that they deliver through various instruments and vocal harmonies. With influences that span across numerous genres and musical renditions that cross and blend them all together, this eclectic and versatile combo is guaranteed to provide an experience that includes some musical medicine that is good for everyone.

21 Oct 2018 ~ Sun  
4:30 pm - 6:30pm
  $ 20 Donation Get Advance Tickets
Scott Ainslie
Delta Blues / Ragtime
The Lab in The Barnyard   831-235-7662
Mouth of the Valley
EARLY DELTA BLUES SHOW

This is one OUTSTANDING PERFORMER - A ’NOT TO MISS’ Show. Whether he is performing original songs or the music of Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, Lonnie Johnson, and others, Scott Ainslie presents exciting and entertaining performances.

About Scott Ainslie

Steeped in traditional music from both sides of the color line, Scott Ainslie is a renowned acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He learned southern old-time ballads, banjo and fiddle from senior musicians in North Carolina and West Virginia and blues from his black elders in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi: his roots are deep. His live performances include a lot of stories, both of the old blues men in Virginia and North Carolina that he knew, and of the historical context of blues songs: Jim Crow South, Convict Leasing, etc. “My mother found me at the family piano picking o . . . More »

26 Oct 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Vick Silva
Blues
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

Love this bluesman - he’s solid and plays from the heart. He stands alone and delivers it - just the way you like it.

About Vick Silva

Am humbly grateful for the gift of Music. Writing, Singing, Recording, and Performing music is all that I am. Sharing Music with everyone is what I am, When Music is your life, it doesn`t get better than that....... No one is better than anyone else "We Are" all musical Brothers & Sisters. We share our dreams and passion through Music........ "Loving Music" there`s room for all. To attend a Vick Silva performance is to feel the Blues, Celebrate Reggae, and Breathe the timeless energy of Rock and Roll. Oh yes, then that`s when man and guitar become one and Magical Moments ensue........ Not enough people know about Vick Silva, I . . . More »

27 Oct 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Kenny Stahl
Jazz
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

He’s world class - never saw anyone play flute like Kenny Stahl before - he’ll blow your mind.

About Kenny Stahl

Kenny Stahl is a jazz flutist, seasoned recording artist & composer, and one of the hottest jazz flute performers today.

He has worked with Stevie Wonder, Jaco Pastorius, Ira Sullivan, Cal Tjader, Richie Cole, Herb Jeffries, Paul Horn, and many others.

"Kenny Stahl thinks jazz flute is an appropriate vehicle for solidly phrased lines, masterful solo statements that build, swing, and drive, and that produce a whole range of timbres, tones, colors, and moods - and by god he’s right." Sherrie Tucker - Jazz Now magazine

Raised in Chicago, Kenny has studied and performed many forms of jazz, from the mysteries of Monk to the . . . More »


27 Oct 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  $ 10 Donation Get Advance Tickets
The Rayburn Bros.
Country Western
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Open to the Public

photo by Leslie Rayburn

It’s a Concert on the Courts! An annual event when we have a concert on the courts! Wear your flat shoes (or go barefoot) and plan to dance on the courts - it’s so much fun to hear the music echo through the hills. Free to the members and $10 for nonmembers

About The Rayburn Bros.

The Rayburn Brother’s Band, with their rough-hewn folk-rock sound, is comprised of gifted singer songwriter Craig Rayburn, a well-seasoned musician with a powerful voice and lyrics, and brother Keith Rayburn, also a talented singer songwriter, who brings his stellar dobro and slide guitar playing to the mix. The Rayburn Brothers voices blend and intertwine as only brothers can, with graceful harmonies and poignant singing. Deftly combining acoustic and electric instruments, they play songs ranging from heart-rending ballads to foot stomping rockers. They each bring their particular style to the mix, creating a soulful and eclectic m . . . More »

2 Nov 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Bob Cheevers
Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
SPECIAL SHOW

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Whoa Nelly - The award winning Bob Cheevers celebrating his 75th birthday and promoting his latest offering called “Bob On A Stick”…14 new songs on 128mb memory sticks recorded live over two weekends last year with 8 of his favorite music friends all gathered around a single AEA R88 ribbon mic at Moon Studio in Sacramento where all of them recorded so many times together. Its wonderful! A lifetime musician, and does he have some stories to share.

About Bob Cheevers

This is Bob Cheevers` 50th year as a songwriter. He’s written over 3,000 of ‘em. He`s the 2011 Texas Music Awards “Singer/songwriter of the year” and an Emmy winning songwriter who was opener for what was to be Johnny Cash’s final tour. His 10 commercial CDs offer a wealth of characters some of whom are real and others imagined. A seasoned, journeyman performer with endless tales of to tell, the road he’s been on has resulted in a fine tuned musical voice and the spinning of his rootsy, blues-flavored tales of life in conversational language of the heart. His Austin pal Ray Wylie Hubbard says “Bob Cheevers is one cool scarecrow gyp . . . More »

3 Nov 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Harpin and Clark
Blues
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Popular Duo

I so love this duo - we truly do have some of the best musicians anywhere right here in the peninsula. These two, make you feel like there’s no where else you have to be.

About Harpin and Clark

HARPIN AND CLARK After playing together in various bands along the central coast over the last 25 years, Harpin Jonny and Peter Clark have joined together to form a dynamic musical experience of warm vocals, finger-picking guitar, and harmonica. Harpin Jonny is a virtuoso harmonica player who has played for over 30 years. He has been featured on several radio and television venues, performed with many bands and currently fronts three bands: The Primadons for the last 25 years, and the Groovehounds for the last 15 years, and The Unpaid Bills for the last seven years. He has recorded on numerous CD projects and has established . . . More »

9 Nov 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Kiki Wow
Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

I’ll be singing with the "Wowettes" tonight, lots of originals and songs you love.

About Kiki Wow

Singer/Songwriter, Kiki Wow, plays regularly throughout the Monterey Peninsula both classic favorites and original songs. Her sweet vocals and rhythm guitar hit a delightful and familiar chord that has her audiences singing along from the first song on. She has the ability to transport an audience to a better place. Her songs are upbeat, and catchy, and put down roots in your mind. There’s a lot of the same sunshine and sea-breeziness in her music that KAREN CARPENTER or THE BEACH BOYS are famous for. Carefree, beautifully soaring harmonies are an element of most of Kiki’s songs—SHERYL CROW’s “Soak Up The Sun” could easily pa . . . More »

10 Nov 2018 ~ Sat  
4:30 pm - 6:30pm
  Donation
Bethany Ramirez
Acoustic Folk / Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Acoustic Favs

Bethany is a delightful singer who has been encouraged by friends and family to get out there and share your stuff - so she is. She loves music and is ready to play for you.

About Bethany Ramirez

Bethany promises a soulful experience with her unique sounds of guitar and vocals. She will capture you with her sweet style and full voice, while keeping it down to earth with her alternative folk sound. Playing a variety of Fleetwood Mac, CCR, The Eagles, Janis Joplin, along with other great hits, encourages the audience participation that Bethany loves. Dance, sit, close your eyes, feel the vibes, and do enjoy the show.

16 Nov 2018 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
  Donation
Memory Lane
Favorite Classics
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Great Food & Music

Love this band of fellas, they play all kinds of classic hits that roll you down Memory Lane - very relaxing and comforting music, very well delivered with excellent harmonies.

About Memory Lane

Classic covers from the 70’s to the 90’s - superb harmonies and a great time! This band comes complete with a song menu so you can pick out the song number you want and they will play it. Like live karaoke except they sing on key!

16 Nov 2018 ~ Fri   (3rd Fri of each month)
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
  Donation
Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Kiki Wow & Friends 1st Fridays

I’ll be singing and playing with Greg E on drums and Ron Beckett bass. Non members are welcome and complimentary appetizers are served early. Get there and enjoy the view and sunset against the castle cliff rocks.

About Fields of Eden

Fields of Eden is an Acoustic Rock Band that plays the classic rock hits covering the last three decades. This fun loving group delivers timeless songs just the way you first heard them and cover artists like ELP, Todd Rundgren, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Coldplay, The Verve Pipe, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles… a mixed bag of songs and something for everybody. Fields of Eden’s members are The Edenfields: Lead singer/guitarist, Kiki Wow, whose engaging vocals and rhythm guitar hit a delightful and familiar chord that has audiences tapping and singing along from the first song on. Drummer and mix engineer, Greg Edenfi . . . More »

16 Nov 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Hilltown
Bluegrass
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

This is a BLUEGRASS night with a wonderful local band, Hilltown. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen/heard them but they sure are a crowd-pleaser.

About Hilltown

Named after the little town that grew out of the well traveled Salinas river fording site of the mid 1800s, the newly formed four-piece bluegrass band Hilltown is sure to get your toes a tapping. All of the band members live in the Monterey area; three on hills overlooking the bay and the other just across from the old Hilltown site in Salinas--hence the name. Three of the band members, also of the venerable Fog Valley Drifters based mainly in Modesto, were looking for a way to stay in practice locally and invited guitar flat picker par excellence and singer Norm Green to join in. As happens with a lot of bands, things clicked an . . . More »

17 Nov 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 8:30pm
  Donation
Michael Gaither
Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Love His Songs

I get a kick out of Michael Gaither. He’s a music man, like I am, always booking other people and music shows - this time, he’s playing his own songs - and they will make you laugh - and think - and tap your toes.

About Michael Gaither

Acoustic Americana styled singer/songwriter, Michael Gaither, was raised on the central California coast and takes the “write what you know” idea to heart. Musically, he wraps acoustic guitar, harmonica, and ukulele around stories of small-town life and humorous takes on everyday stuff. His love of animals and active involvement with local animal rescue work their way into Michaels songs, as well. Offstage, he produces and hosts the “Songs and Stories” podcast, which features stories behind his songs and interviews with other independent songwriters.

Come and help me welcome singer/songwriter Michael Gaither to the village. Joi . . . More »


23 Nov 2018 ~ Fri  
4:30 pm - 6:30pm
  Donation
New Rome Theater
Acoustic Rock
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Super Trio

Great harmonies, great musicians - a real treat, especially the three part harmonies and the song selections. Outstanding!

About New Rome Theater

A trio of like minded musicians ready for a new musical adventure found reason to form a band known as "NEW ROME THEATER". Founding member Dave Phillips when asked about the name answers simply "It`s just another way to describe our country today". The answer may be ambiguous but the obvious love and respect for the songs they`ve chosen to cover definitely is not. Dave is also fhappy tyo tell you he`s "in a girl band!" And he means it too. Partnered with keyboardist Nancy Phillips and Jeanne Wooster, a singer & composer who has played gigs both solo & in bands in various cities around the country, have been working hard to sp . . . More »

30 Nov 2018 ~ Fri  
4:30 pm - 6:30pm
  Donation
Grumbling Ginger
Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Super Songs

Talk about a pleasant evening of music. You will love this celtic flavored band - very tight and great original songs. I love original songs.

About Grumbling Ginger

Grumbling Ginger are: * Jana Heller - Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer, Bodhran * * Andrew Gilhooley - Percussion, Mandolin * Grumbling Ginger have been playing original, acoustic folk-rock in California since 2000. The band has its history in the folk clubs of the United Kingdom, and a Grumbling Ginger show recreates the atmosphere of a British folk club, with songs, storytelling and humour. The members of Grumbling Ginger have performed all over California and also in Europe, and have written music for film and TV commercials. A CD of holiday-themed instrumentals, "Grumbling for the Holidays", was released in 20 . . . More »

7 Dec 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
The Jazz Cats
Jazzy Folk
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Jazz duo

Local musicians pair up for some great light and smooth jazz while you sip some great wine.

About The Jazz Cats

Working as a duo, The Jazz Cats are Ed Kreps, Bass and Patrick Ryan, Guitar & vocals. They feature a mix of standards from the “Great American Songbook” and music from many genres including country, pop, show tunes. They have performed together in many venues in Monterey & Santa Clara Counties both as a duo and as “Infinitee & the Jazz Cats” in both trio & quartet formats. Ed spent 30 years as a music teacher & conductor in the Oakland Unified & Santa Rita School Districts. In addition to his work with Patrick, he has been a member of several symphonic orchestras and played in pit bands for both MPC Theater & Pac. Rep. Pa . . . More »

8 Dec 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
The Rayburn Bros.
Country Western
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Locals Love Them

photo by Leslie Rayburn

These Brothers have a GREAT band and they sounds fantastic as a duo too. You won’t be disappointed and will no doubt become a fan.

About The Rayburn Bros.

The Rayburn Brother’s Band, with their rough-hewn folk-rock sound, is comprised of gifted singer songwriter Craig Rayburn, a well-seasoned musician with a powerful voice and lyrics, and brother Keith Rayburn, also a talented singer songwriter, who brings his stellar dobro and slide guitar playing to the mix. The Rayburn Brothers voices blend and intertwine as only brothers can, with graceful harmonies and poignant singing. Deftly combining acoustic and electric instruments, they play songs ranging from heart-rending ballads to foot stomping rockers. They each bring their particular style to the mix, creating a soulful and eclectic m . . . More »

14 Dec 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Hilltown
Bluegrass
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

This is a BLUEGRASS night with a wonderful local band, Hilltown. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen/heard them but they sure are a crowd-pleaser.

About Hilltown

Named after the little town that grew out of the well traveled Salinas river fording site of the mid 1800s, the newly formed four-piece bluegrass band Hilltown is sure to get your toes a tapping. All of the band members live in the Monterey area; three on hills overlooking the bay and the other just across from the old Hilltown site in Salinas--hence the name. Three of the band members, also of the venerable Fog Valley Drifters based mainly in Modesto, were looking for a way to stay in practice locally and invited guitar flat picker par excellence and singer Norm Green to join in. As happens with a lot of bands, things clicked an . . . More »

28 Dec 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
  Donation
Tommy Faia
Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Solo Show

Tommy Faia is a popular music star in Monterey - if you haven’t seen/heard him yet, what are you waiting for? He will be performing with a very talented singer, Kate. - oh - and its his birthday!

About Tommy Faia

Tom Faia became known in Nashville and LA for his clever and infectious music. As a solo artist and songwriter with A&M Records, Tom wrote songs recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Barbara Mandrell and rock legend Dobie Gray. Today Tom is still writing classic feel good tunes, but this time he`s performing them, too! Now Tom is back home on the Monterey Peninsula and will be releasing his highly anticipated fourth album this summer. Tom`s currently playing solo acoustic shows throughout California as well as shows with his band, The Juice, which includes Dave Evert on guitar, Scott Rudoni on bass, and Bill Kucher on d . . . More »