Welcome to the British Invasion. Nigel and Clive have been entertaining the folks of Twain Harte at Eproson Park for several years and it is exciting to have them back on our stage for the opening of the 2017 Concert In The Pines Series. Beginning at 6:00pm June 17th, our concert series will get underway. Stop by one of the local restaurants and pick up dinner to go. There will also be food vendors at the park for your dining pleasure. Make sure to put your chair out early at Eproson Park and then bring a beverage of your choice and enjoy dancing at the park each Saturday evening between now and September 2nd. Don’t forget our opportunity drawing at intermission and also our “orange buckets” for donations so we may continue to bring you our Concert In The Pines series each year. Looking forward to seeing you there on Saturday evenings June 17th to September 2nd.
Jill Warren – Jill and the Giants
Who is this Jill Warren guitar player that landed here in our little foothills?
“Meshing tasty little leads with percussion, and her own vocal accompaniment, Jill calls her music “experimental” which I think means its a bit more dangerous than improvisational. She plays jazz smatterings with avant-garde originalisms and some random occasional classic rock samplings, all rolled into one little lick– it is pretty mesmerizing.”
She started out in Durango Colorado. Her musical influences vary and she has played for an all girl band with the great name of ‘Somebody’s Ex.’ The guitarist and singer has spent several years performing throughout the western United States, and before that, she toured with various bands, and played guitar in the orchestra pit for famed musicals. ”
She began taking guitar lessons at age 6, and throughout her school-aged years, Warren – a self-proclaimed “total nerdy band geek” – played in the jazz band and sang in the choir.
Attending the Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood, and finishing her degree, Warren got her first music job at Disneyland, playing guitar in the all-female pop band MissBehavin’. “I’m from a teeny little town, so it was really exciting,” she said. She eventually came to Murphy’s to be near her father. Over the years, her style has evolved and the venues have changed – but one thing has remained consistent. “It’s about the music first,” Warren said. “If there’s belief in it, I think a lot of times it’s our belief that makes it.”
Excerpts By Ross Alford & Alicia Castro
Our local girl makes good. Jana and Friends Live Concert in the Park, Twain Harte, CA, Jana Evans Bumgarner – vocals; Leroy Bumgarner – keyboards; Rod Harris – saxophones – Bob Lehmann on drums and Clinton Day on bass offering up jazz and dance hits. “Twain Harte’s Jana and her band packs ’em into the park! It will be a great turnout so get your seat on the grass early!”
Back again for 20+ years on Rotary Stage in Twain Harte, the folk music of Home Grown from Modesto who has celebrated over 40 years of performing together. Musicians Michael Lingg, Bruce Johnson and Patrick Durr, better know as Home Grown, were all raised in Modesto and have become synonymous with the local music scene. For years, Home Grown WAS the music scene! They’re still playing and singing and fans can find out where and when by visiting their Web site, www.homegrowntrio.com.
Growing up here in Tuolumne County and coming back to Twain Harte, Brad Wilson has made it big on the international scene. He is a guitarslinger who plays rocked-up blues, and is a charismatic, talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Known world wide, he performs over 100 shows a year, and has become known as a smokin’ hot blues player who can rock the house all night long with the best of them. His songwriting has a hard-charging Americana/Blues/Roots style. His guitar playing is contemporary blues and he can rip on lead. Brad’s live show is presented with spirit and class.
Dig horn-based music? Like to dance? Or do you just enjoy singing along with your favorite tunes? Then Chains Required is just what you need! They a 10-piece rhythm & blues band based in Sonora, California and they provide a soul-stirring musical experience
This concert starts at a special time of 7:00pm and as always at the Eproson Park Ballfield, right after the Rotary Deep Pit BBQ.