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22 Jun 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Harpin and Clark
Blues
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Dynamic Duo Delivers Jazz Month

Totally entertaining. Super talented with the mouth harp and vocal, Harpin’ Jonny is one heck of a performer - and many he and Peter Clark have so much fun. You find yourself tapping along, you can’t help yourself.

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 »

23 Jun 2018 ~ Sat  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
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Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Barmel   831-626-2095
San Carlos St., between 7th & Ocean
1st Time at Barmel

Looking forward to spreading out to Carmel by the Sea and our first time at Barmel. A very cool hang indeed - please come in and support us, its so appreciated.

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 »

23 Jun 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Kyle Kovalik
Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Guitarist

Kyle is an outstanding guitarist and has some great songs to sing. He’s passionate about music and has a great energy! Always a pleasure to be around.

About Kyle Kovalik

Kyle Kovalik spent many a year chasing songs and rivers around the country and abroad, with residencies or extended travel in most of the western states, among other beautiful places. Recently he settled back on the Monterey Peninsula, the place of his origin. He writes songs of love and loss, heartbreak and hope. A graduate of the Musician’s Institute of Los Angeles, and long time guitarist for the Jackson Sundown Band (Seattle) and indie artist Megan Burtt (Denver), his guitar skills add special flavor to his compositions, beyond the typical strumming troubadour. When he’s not playing and singing he can usually be found frolicking . . . More »

23 Jun 2018 ~ Sat  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
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Kenny Stahl
Jazz
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0862
420 Tyler St., Monterey
World class Performer

Kenny is so talented the words fall short for what I think of his greatness. He feels every note and is so humble and gracious. He’s the real deal.

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 »


28 Jun 2018 ~ Thu  
7:00 pm - 9:30pm
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Smitty & Julija
Acoustic Rock
Michaels on Main   831-479-9777
2591 Main Street, Soquel, CA
Full Band

This Leonard Cohen Tribute was a full house show and was so great we are taking it to Santa Cruz to a new venue for me, Michaels on Main, with the full band! Thanks so all of you who came, please let your friends know in Santa Cruz not to miss this wonderful show. $12 advance tickets and $15 at the door, See Michaels on Main for advance tickets.

About Smitty & Julija

The stage name for Scott Smith…Smitty West in collaboration with Julija Zonic have recently released a tribute album of songs of Leonard Cohen, "Smitty and Julija, To Leonard With Love." They perform regularly in the Ojai Valley, most regularly at Il Giardino Restaurant on Friday nights. Smitty is an award-winning songwriter and music producer, and is also the founder of "Ojai Songwriters Anonymous," a songwriter support group promoting the craft. Smitty`s home is Euterpe Farms, a native plant farm in Ojai, where he produces regular gatherings to celebrate local music and nature. His other activities include international h . . . More »

29 Jun 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Amy Obenski
Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Multi-Instrumentalist

photo by Beautiful Songwriter, Amy Obenski

She is a delightful performer, sings with such grace, she’s a multi-instrumentalist and a looper. She makes some interesting music and can serenade you while you sip wines from all over the world.

About Amy Obenski

Amy Obenski’s soothing yet powerful vocals lay at the forefront of her music treating each word with care and attention. The music glides seamlessly between Folk, Jazz and Rock, with her vocals shape-shifting to fit the mood. With what have been described as “gripping” lyrics and “haunting” vocals, Amy’s songs are conveyed to the audience on an extraordinarily intimate level.

In 2007 her song, “Carousel”, was heard on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy, taking the song to number twenty-three on the iTunes Folk Chart. Before that, her second album had been receiving play on MTV’s program, MADE, which is still using her music today. Both su . . . More »


30 Jun 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

I always invite music friends up to play with us, so if you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious! Happy to have Ron Beckett with us on bass.

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 »

30 Jun 2018 ~ Sat  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
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Vincent Randazzo
Alternative / Indie
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0862
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Indie Unique

Vincent is a fulltime musician and I love his individuality. A great singer/songwriter and youthful energy sets him apart.

About Vincent Randazzo

Monterey Bay native Vincent Randazzo is a musician known for his prowess in the studio as well as his performances on the stage- a pairing becoming scarce in modern music. His compositions through a car stereo may come across as concise, his lyricism introspective, with each arrangement premeditated and melted down to it’s truest essence. Put him on a dimly lit dive bar stage? Excitement and energy abound. Songs contract to pull in audiences and expand to fill the room; off the cuff but with no expense of quality. A dialogue is created and it is clear Randazzo has a natural talent to read a room and take hold while leaving them room . . . More »

4 Jul 2018 ~ Wed  
1:00 pm - 4:00pm
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The Groovehounds
Blues
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Pool Party

It’s going to be OUTrageous fun in the sun - pool party at Chamisal featuring The Groovehounds. You don’t have to be a member to come and enjoy the pool and band! Full bar - full on fun.

About The Groovehounds

Harpin Jonny and the Groovehounds are a one of a kind sound of rock and blues that will get you out on the dance floor. Their lively tunes are a favorite for all of the swing dancers. This band features a very talented group of musicians. Harpin Jonny, a virtuoso harmonica player and singer, breathes a mouthful of life into his harmonica. Jonny has fronted this band for the last 12 years as they help him bring out the "Blues" side of his licks, with a solid rhythm section. The band features Tom Lawson on vocals and keyboards, Jamey DeMaria on drums, and Joe Vallaire on bass (all three were formerly the rhythm section of Red Beans . . . More »

6 Jul 2018 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
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Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Great Food & Music

Come and join the fun inside or outside - watch the band or watch the tennis players - beer or wine or mixed drinks. It’s all fun and more fun at Chamisal’s Courtside Bistro.

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 »

6 Jul 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Vick Silva
Blues
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Blues and more blues

Vic Silva has that cool blues style in everything he plays. He’s sure to play songs you know and relax the mind and soul.

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 »

7 Jul 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Tommy Faia
Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Local Favorite

A local favorite and all round great entertainer - you are sure to enjoy him.

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 »

7 Jul 2018 ~ Sat  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
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Robert Elmond Stone
Country Western
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0862
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Country Western Style

He’s a crooner - you’ll dig him, country western style, the way your mama likes it.

About Robert Elmond Stone

A native Californian Robert Elmond Stone grew up on the road, a military brat in air force. `Used sing some of these old songs as a youngster with his mom. His father was big on jazz and classical so he grew up with lots of musical influences and began playin` young. Much music in the house. He rediscovered his musical roots and heritage one day when he just happened to sing some old country tune and " Whoa, that felt right, just fell into place". Been singin country music ever since.

13 Jul 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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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 »

14 Jul 2018 ~ Sat  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
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Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe   831-298-7453
3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley
Great Food & Music

Our band is more and more solid each week that we play. We invite music friends to come up and play with us, so if you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious! Happy to have Ron Beckett with us on bass.

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 »

14 Jul 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Wes Speight
Blues
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
What a voice!

Wes Speight, an excellent multi-instrumentalist, is on tour in this area again. I took a chance on him last year and I was not one bit disappointed. He’s absolutely great and if you like Jim Morrison - you’re gonna dig him big time! Do yourself a favor and check it out.

About Wes Speight

“There are a great many blues-rock bands in Seattle these days, but the one led by songwriter Wes Speight is notable for its particularly gritty and gutty take on the genre.” - Seattle Weekly “The swagger... of a Jim Morrison, the chilly command of an Ian Curtis, the rough, masculine soul of a Greg Dulli. As a singer, Speight possesses a soulful voice, which he bends and distorts to fit whatever effect he`s going for.” - Rev. Adam McKinney, The New Frontier Lounge, Tacoma WA “His music gets better and better as the days go on and we’re excited for his new Rejection Letter EP. It’s reflective, stripped down, classic and bol . . . More »

14 Jul 2018 ~ Sat  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
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Boscoe’s Brood
Singer/Songwriter
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0862
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Indie Unique

Boscoe’s Brood returning to Bakai after his wonderful write up in the paper. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and plays all kinds of favorites, Beatles too!

About Boscoe’s Brood

BOSCOE’S BROOD (aka Sam Regalado) earned his musical stripes in the Los Angeles coffee house, bar and nightclub scene. Weaned on the music of The Beatles, his tastes and songwriting style eventually expanded and came to include progressive, alternative, harmonic and pop genres; those that today he blends into a creative acoustic sound. Many of his songs are often windows designed to observe the often-quirky lives and habits of everyday people. A veteran road warrior, Boscoe’s Brood has amassed considerable performance miles from San Diego through Seattle, having serenaded music lovers throughout the west with his with guitar, loop, . . . More »

19 Jul 2018 ~ Thu  
7:00 pm - 9:00pm
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Jackie Bristow & Mark Punch!
Singer/Songwriter
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Two of My Favs!

photo by Jackie Toured With Bonnie Raitt!

CONCERT ON THE COURT featuring Jackie Bristow - and Mark Punch. I LOVE this duo and they have opened for The Steve Miller Band and Bonnie Raitt, Tommy Emmanuel - you’ll see why this lady and amazing guitarist travel the world singing originals!

About Jackie Bristow & Mark Punch!

After opening for Tommy Emmanuel`s USA tour earlier this year Jackie headed down to New Zealand for successful 16-date solo tour which celebrated the release of her 4thstudio album Shot of Gold. (USA release date TBC) Now back State Side Jackie Bristow and Mark Punch return to California for summer shows. At once heartfelt and sophisticated, her songs combine subtle but beautiful melodies and hooks that hypnotise the listener, demanding complete surrender then sticking around like the backbone of a real friend. Jackie says, “Shot of Gold, is an album of real stories and experiences in my life - songs of struggle, joy, . . . More »

20 Jul 2018 ~ Fri  
6:00 pm - 8:00pm
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Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Courtside Bistro   831-484-6000
Chamisal Tennis Club ~ Off Laureles Grade
Great Food & Music

Come and join the fun inside or outside - watch the band or watch the tennis players - beer or wine or mixed drinks. It’s all fun and more fun at Chamisal’s Courtside Bistro.

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 »

20 Jul 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Robert Elmond Stone
Country Western
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Country Western Style

He’s full on country western - from the tip of his boots to the top of his cowboy hat. Everyone loves his personality and style.

About Robert Elmond Stone

A native Californian Robert Elmond Stone grew up on the road, a military brat in air force. `Used sing some of these old songs as a youngster with his mom. His father was big on jazz and classical so he grew up with lots of musical influences and began playin` young. Much music in the house. He rediscovered his musical roots and heritage one day when he just happened to sing some old country tune and " Whoa, that felt right, just fell into place". Been singin country music ever since.

21 Jul 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Grumbling Ginger
Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Super Duo

This strong duo has their ducks in a row and perform great original songs. Always a pleasure to feature them, take a stroll over and enjoy their set.

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 »

21 Jul 2018 ~ Sat  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
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Mark Shilstone & Rod Wilson
Favorite Classics
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0862
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Classic Hits

This is a great duo sure to please you with their hit list set list. This music pairs well with wine and tapas too!

About Mark Shilstone & Rod Wilson

Mark has opened for Roger McGwinn and also John Sebastian, who commented, "Man, that`s one of the sweetest voices I`ve ever heard, man!" Their set celebrates the great song writers of the 60`s and 70`s, but also features contemporary tunes and some originals. Their sets are smooth and mellow, but infused with the energy and excitement of the era in which many of their tunes were born. If you want to know why the music of that era has remained timeless, check out Shilstone & Wilson.

27 Jul 2018 ~ Fri  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
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Hannah Cooper
Jazzy Folk
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Jazzy Folk Style

Hannah has a very enjoyable sound and her jazzy folk style is crowd pleasing. She’s a great player, songwriter with a great voice.

About Hannah Cooper

Born and raised in Minnesota, Hannah Cooper is a singer-songwriter with a sound that truly defies categorization. In seeing her perform live, you will experience her years of jazz guitar training, her classical choral background, and fine folk storytelling delivered with brave theatrical flair. She can fluently paint scenery, evoke emotions, and tell complete stories with her sound. Careful listeners may hear multiple stories layered in her songs` chords, textures and lyrics. Evoking powerful subconscious emotions and layering on profoundly philosophical lyrics that speak to our consciousness, she is able to create music that is sim . . . More »

28 Jul 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

Our band is more and more solid each week that we play. We invite music friends to come up and play with us, so if you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious! Happy to have Ron Beckett with us on bass.

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 »

28 Jul 2018 ~ Sat  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
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Six String Pharmacy
Alternative / Indie
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0862
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Popular Duo

First time at Bakai and 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.

3 Aug 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Julia Brandt
Favorite Classics
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Smokey Vocals

Julia is a local singer/guitarist who has a sultry style performing favorite classic covers and jazz tunes, light and mellow.

About Julia Brandt

Julia Brandt is a local singer/musician who;s music encompasses jazz, originals, Bossa nova soul and folk. A classic smooth sound singing some standards as well. Its time to relax. Born in Northbrook Illinois, Julia began writing songs in High school. Traveling and gigging from Anchorage Alaska to Carmel Valley where she sang at The Hatchcover and The Buckeye. Julia attended The Kansas City Art Institute and upon completion of her BFA, she started a duo called the “Velour Sisters” singing jazz and originals at The Jerome Hotel and in Breckenridge, Colorado singing at the many lodges as far as Steamboat Springs. Loving to trav . . . More »

4 Aug 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Tommy Faia
Singer/Songwriter
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Local Favorite

A local favorite and all round great entertainer - you are sure to enjoy him.

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 »

4 Aug 2018 ~ Sat  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
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Tom Lawson
Blues
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0862
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Crooner & Keys

He’s a bluesy cat and I love him. One heck of a keyboard player too - pairs well with wine!

About Tom Lawson

Tom Lawson, although known primarily as keyboardist/vocalist with Monterey area bands such as Blues at Eleven, strips the music down to the core of the blues experience with his solo piano and vocal performance. The music is selected from the birth of recorded blues in the 1920s onward, but it is more than just a history lesson. Each song tries to capture the emotion of the original performance and to involve the listener in the story that each song tells. Tom says,"It is one thing to play the notes but to communicate emotion demands more. I hope to do this every time I am in front of an audience."

5 Aug 2018 ~ Sun  
4:30 pm - 6:30pm
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Freddie Steady KRC
Americana
The Lab in The Barnyard   831-235-7662
Mouth of the Valley
Special Showcase

Freddie is the consummate pro - he’s been performing his entire life and has a special show put together which involves story telling and some theatrics. On tour in this area, I put him on the Sunday showcases at The Lab - afternoon delight.

About Freddie Steady KRC

There are good reasons why Freddie Steady Krc has a Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Academy of Music, a Texas Tornado Award from Buddy Magazine, and is in the Texas Music Hall of Fame. And his rich musical history all comes together in his Freddie Steady’s Wild Country project, a setting in which the music of his many incarnations all comes together. This singer / songwriter / guitarist / drummer / renaissance Texan has plied his musical wares around the world the past few decades. A charismatic live performer, Krc wins over any audience with his captivating original songs and engaging stage presence. He also enjoys capturin . . . More »

10 Aug 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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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 »

11 Aug 2018 ~ Sat  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
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Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe   831-298-7453
3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley
Great Food & Music

Our band is more and more solid each week that we play. We invite music friends to come up and play with us, so if you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious! Happy to have Ron Beckett with us on bass.

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 »

11 Aug 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Wes Kelley & The Lazy Boyz
Americana
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Super Songwriter

Wes Kelley and his band of Lazy Boyz deliver some great original songs with great stories to boot. A very enjoyable band featuring Richard Rosen on harp and C Jo Gough on drums.

About Wes Kelley & The Lazy Boyz

About Wes Kelley Above all else, Wes is a storyteller. Over the course of his life, he has held dozens of jobs and traveled the world, gathering material for his novels, short stories and original songs. A founding member of “The Delta 88’s”, his songwriting has evolved from blues to what he calls “Mongrel Americana”, combining imaginative storytelling, rich chord progressions and subtle arrangements. An outstanding author, Wes has written ten books and you can read more about them at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/vegasohvegas

12 Aug 2018 ~ Sun  
10:00 am - 10:30am
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Rupert Wates
Acoustic Folk / Indie
KPIG Featured Artist
With Sleepy John
 
Listen Sunday Mornings 107.5 FM
On Tour from L.A.

A true pro - winner of so many awards there’s not enough room to list them. You won’t want to miss this excellent performer.

About Rupert Wates

Wates cultivates a profound sound that is as unique in lyrics as it is powerful in music and voice. Rupert Wates’ music epitomizes songwriting in intimate and all-embracing forms. His masterful songs are soulful, sensuous, and resonate with issues of our time and those of bygone eras. Throughout his career, Wates has been a polestar for biographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere. He has eloquently written songs of joy and sorrow; an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. His genre resembles that of Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan; his guita . . . More »

17 Aug 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Robert Elmond Stone
Country Western
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Country Western Style

He’s full on country western - from the tip of his boots to the top of his cowboy hat. Everyone loves his personality and style.

About Robert Elmond Stone

A native Californian Robert Elmond Stone grew up on the road, a military brat in air force. `Used sing some of these old songs as a youngster with his mom. His father was big on jazz and classical so he grew up with lots of musical influences and began playin` young. Much music in the house. He rediscovered his musical roots and heritage one day when he just happened to sing some old country tune and " Whoa, that felt right, just fell into place". Been singin country music ever since.

18 Aug 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Grumbling Ginger
Acoustic Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Super Duo

This strong duo has their ducks in a row and perform great original songs. Always a pleasure to feature them, take a stroll over and enjoy their set.

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 »

24 Aug 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

I always invite music friends up to play with us, so if you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious! Happy to have Ron Beckett with us on bass.

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 »

24 Aug 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Great Food & Music

Our band is more and more solid each week that we play. We invite music friends to come up and play with us, so if you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious! Happy to have Ron Beckett with us on bass.

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 »

25 Aug 2018 ~ Sat  
4:30 pm - 6:30pm
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Rupert Wates
Acoustic Folk / Indie
The Lab in The Barnyard   831-235-7662
Mouth of the Valley
On Tour from L.A.

A true pro - winner of so many awards there’s not enough room to list them. You won’t want to miss this excellent performer.

About Rupert Wates

Wates cultivates a profound sound that is as unique in lyrics as it is powerful in music and voice. Rupert Wates’ music epitomizes songwriting in intimate and all-embracing forms. His masterful songs are soulful, sensuous, and resonate with issues of our time and those of bygone eras. Throughout his career, Wates has been a polestar for biographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere. He has eloquently written songs of joy and sorrow; an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. His genre resembles that of Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan; his guita . . . More »

31 Aug 2018 ~ Fri  
8:00 pm - 10:00pm
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Tom Lawson
Blues
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Crooner & Keys

He’s a bluesy cat and I love him. One heck of a keyboard player too - he’s got a song for you up his sleeve - and can teach you a thing or two about groove.

About Tom Lawson

Tom Lawson, although known primarily as keyboardist/vocalist with Monterey area bands such as Blues at Eleven, strips the music down to the core of the blues experience with his solo piano and vocal performance. The music is selected from the birth of recorded blues in the 1920s onward, but it is more than just a history lesson. Each song tries to capture the emotion of the original performance and to involve the listener in the story that each song tells. Tom says,"It is one thing to play the notes but to communicate emotion demands more. I hope to do this every time I am in front of an audience."

1 Sep 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Vincent Randazzo
Alternative / Indie
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Indie Unique

Vincent is a fulltime musician and I love his individuality. A great singer/songwriter and youthful energy sets him apart.

About Vincent Randazzo

Monterey Bay native Vincent Randazzo is a musician known for his prowess in the studio as well as his performances on the stage- a pairing becoming scarce in modern music. His compositions through a car stereo may come across as concise, his lyricism introspective, with each arrangement premeditated and melted down to it’s truest essence. Put him on a dimly lit dive bar stage? Excitement and energy abound. Songs contract to pull in audiences and expand to fill the room; off the cuff but with no expense of quality. A dialogue is created and it is clear Randazzo has a natural talent to read a room and take hold while leaving them room . . . More »

7 Sep 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Andrea`s Fault Duo
Favorite Classics
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Irresistible Duo

What wonderful music coms our way by two-thirds of Andrea’s Fault - a local favorite performers - Andrea and Darrin are simply enjoyable as they get.

About Andrea`s Fault Duo

Serving up an irresistible mix of blues, standards, originals, pop and folk, this duet which is two-thirds of the local favorite band, Andrea’s Fault, will express their funkier acoustic side at tonight’s show. Choosing from their favorite songs accumulated over a 40+year span of guitar playing, don’t be surprised if a Jimmy Reed tune is followed by a Neil Young song or an old Folk-box favorite or even a Bessie Smith blues or an original song. Expect some drop D tuning, slide guitar, bongos and a whole lot of straight ahead rhythm in their mix. They enjoy taking turns singing lead… Darrin with his rich resonance and carefree . . . More »

8 Sep 2018 ~ Sat  
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
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Fields of Eden
Easy Listening
Trailside Cafe   831-298-7453
3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley
Great Food & Music

Our band is more and more solid each week that we play. We invite music friends to come up and play with us, so if you’re a musician, come on by and sit in with us. It’s a hoot - and the food is delicious! Happy to have Ron Beckett with us on bass.

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 »

8 Sep 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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The Rayburn Bros.
Country Western
Caffe Trieste   831-241-6064
409 Alvarado Ave., Monterey
Awesome Music

photo by Leslie Rayburn

I gotta say, I love these brothers - they have really dialed in their sound, their harmonies, their dynamics, their solid rhythm. Love having them anytime, anywhere.

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 Sep 2018 ~ Fri  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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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 »

22 Sep 2018 ~ Sat  
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
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Six String Pharmacy
Alternative / Indie
Bakai Wine & Tapas   831.324.0862
420 Tyler St., Monterey
Popular Duo

First time at Caffe Trieste and 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.