Thursday Live at the Odd Fellows Hall

The October 3rd Thursday Live! show features Joe Craven and The Sometimers, one of the best American Roots acts you’ll hear outside of America’s heartland.

Admission is free, but donations for the musicians are encouraged. Doors open at 7 P.M. and the show starts at 7:30 P.M. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 2nd St., in downtown Davis.

JOE CRAVEN AND THE SOMETIMERS, featuring Bruce MacMillan (guitars), Jonathan Stoyanoff (bass), Barry Eldridge (drums), and Hattie Craven (vocals) is a group that adheres to a “no genre left behind” policy celebrating POP music (as in “Pursuit of Possibility”).

Joe Craven is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist who has played around the world (including Carnegie Hall) and alongside Jerry Garcia, David Lindley Alison Brown and David Grisman. Jonathan Stoyanoff attended Berkelee College of Music and has shared the bill with B.B. King, Dave Mason, the Isley Brothers and others. Bruce MacMillan has played at the Strawberry and High Sierra Music Festivals and adds impressive skills. Barry Eldridge’s ability to support the music and bring inspired playing to the stage has earned him a reputation as one of the most versatile and in-demand drummers in Northern California. Hattie Craven has built a reputation as one of the finest young, if not youngest, performers on the stages of the Strawberry Music Festival, Kate Wolf Music Festival, and more.

Acid-Rockgrass? Jazz Fusion Americana? To try to box it in would be to crush the exuberant creative spirit that happens when these musicians get together. Joe is a creativity educator and prankster savant and, while a multi-instrumentalist proficient with strings and percussion from mando to canjoe to bongo, he is also a eulogist, wordsmith and fashion insultant.

“Everything Joe touches turns into music” says mandolinist David Grisman, with whom Craven played for almost 17 years.

For more information or to be added to the Thursday Live! email list, contact Juelie Roggli at juelrog@gmail.com.

Thursday Live! is sponsored by the Davis Odd Fellows Music Committee with the support of KDRT Radio.

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