Saturday Musicians

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POLYRHYTHMICS

Polyrhythmics continues to evolve and mature into a muscular live unit apt to painting vivid instrumental imagery using complex rhythms and a unique precision that is redefining the term “funk” for 21st century audiences. 

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HARPIN JONNY & FRIENDS WITH LARRY HOSFORD & BOB O'NEIlL

Jonny Troutner (a.k.a. Harpin’ Jonny) has been playing harmonica in Santa Cruz since 1992. He proves that the harmonica is for more than just playing the blues, harping on songs that range from jazz to country. 

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SHADY GROOVE

Over the past three years, the band has cemented its status as a leading light in the improvisational rock scene of the Bay Area and beyond, consistently providing energetic musical sets, whether opening for nationally touring acts or hosting their own full-blown jam sessions that can last all night.

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SCARY LITTLE FRIENDS

The rock brainchild of Chris Jones with Charlie Knote on drums and Jon Payne on bass, Scary Little Friend’s live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent. No gimmicks or tricks, just great songs about what you were thinking but couldn’t say.

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PAWN SHOP SOUL

Founded in 2013 by veteran soul, funk, and jazz musicians, Pawn Shop Soul features a full horn line not often heard in this millennium. Satisfying body and soul, Pawn Shop Soul provides high-energy dance music in the tradition of Stax, Volt, Chess and many others.

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Orgone is an 8-piece soul machine driven by Dan Hastie and Sergio Rios, once two kids from the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles united by a hunger for raw soul recordings. While the musicians began by covering Booker T. & the MGs, The Meters, and other giants of soul, they eventually carved out a sound all their own.

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HOT BUTTERED RUM

Hot Buttered Rum lives for a good time, and a mindful recklessness settles in whenever these five guys step on stage. Rooted in the trajectory of west coast bluegrass, Hot Buttered Rum plays what has been described as California’s own acoustic music.

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SCOTT PEMBERTON

Scott Pemberton’s sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland: freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The deep jazz, NW rock/grunge, blues roots and the west coast funk - it’s all there, and often all in the same song. 

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BANANA SLUG STRING BAND

The Banana Slug String Band is a group of lovable musicians and educators from the coastal redwoods of Northern California.

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SOULWISE

Soulwise is a reggae/rock band from Santa Cruz, California with catchy melodies and meaningful, heartfelt lyrics. Soulwise plays all original music, with hopes of spreading positivity and good times far and wide!

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heathen hill

Heathen Hill plays a mix of original and cover-songs in the Americana style of music, with a progressive bluegrass edge. 

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Saturday Lineup

MEADOW STAGE

Pawn Shop Soul - 11:00am

Scary Little Friends - 12:15pm

Polyrhythmics - 1:40pm

Scott Pemberton - 3:15pm

Hot Buttered Rum - 4:50pm

Orgone - 6:30pm

CREEKSIDE STAGE

Heathen Hill - 11:45am

Soulwise - 1:10pm

Banana Slug String Band - 2:45pm

Shady Groove - 4:20pm

Harpin Jonny & Friends with Larry Hosford & Bob O'Neil - 5:55pm