Saturday July 30 2016 8:00 p.m.
Don Quixote’s, Felton CA
Tickets: $15.00 In Advance/At The Door
Carolyn Sills Combo: A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life and heartfelt twang into the timeless sounds of post-war American music. Nominated for a 2016 Ameripolitan Award for Western Swing group, fans of classic country and western swing are falling in love with the band’s original songs, written and produced by Sills and her longtime guitarist and husband, Gerard Egan. The Carolyn Sills Combo received 4 nominations from the Academy of Western Artists for western swing group, western swing album, western swing song (Bad for You) and western swing female singer.
The Carolyn Sills Combo is an Americana favorite in the Monterey Bay area, known for their original country, western, and swing. “With The Carolyn Sills Combo’s debut disc, fans of ‘proper country’ have some new heroes,” says Country Music People Magazine. Their debut record received worldwide acclaim, and they plan to release a much anticipated follow up towards the end of 2015.
“Carolyn Sills has been winning over Santa Cruz music lovers with her ‘Patsy Cline Spectacular’ concerts. After years in New York City, playing bass with country/rockabilly outfits and singing with the likes of Les Paul, Carolyn Sills has relocated to the west coast to bring her one-of-a-kind show to Santa Cruz County. Sultry 40’s and 50’s pop, lively twang, surf, rock n’ roll ballads all torched and red hot are part of the mix.” – San Jose Mercury News
“Channeling the playful, sultry approach of the pop vocalists of the 1940s and ’50s as easily as she plays twang, surf or spaghetti-western instrumentals, Carolyn Sills is a multifaceted singer/songwriter/bassist with a penchant for pop.” – Santa Cruz Weekly
“To say that [Carolyn] Sills’ singing is sultry is an immense understatement… her vocals resonate with a throaty anguish, torch songs sung straight from the heart… The effect is mesmerizing.” – Michael Dregni, Vintage Guitar Magazine
“… the band flawlessly fuses classic country, rockabilly, blues and Western swing into a timeless Americana sound… a fresh twist on traditional music that shows maturity and an appreciation for the genres that shaped it.” – Western Horseman Magazine
Bean Creek: The voice of Bean Creek is imbued with early country and mountain music, yet has a joyful and exuberant quality all its own. Their music is a soulful expression from a group of talented, experienced players who understand and love bluegrass music, and perform it with vigor and honesty.