The Clubhouse at This Old House will present the acoustic Americana music of Cuesta Ridge on Saturday April 17 at 7:00 PM, with old-time mountain music by opening act Stuart Mason and James Moore.
Cuesta Ridge is a five-piece bluegrass-injected Americana-rock conglomerate that has been together since 2004, and their experience in the local music scene is broad. With members also playing in variety of other local bands such as Resination, Hip Deep, Tripledub, Stank Finatra, Ouroboros, The Tipsy Gypsies and Goza, their SLO roots sustain consistent growth. Influences range from Django Rheinhardt, Bill Monroe and David Grisman all the way to Bob Marley, Jane’s Addiction and Motorhead. Previous venues include the Live Oak Music Festival, Morro Bay Harbor Festival, Downtown Brew, California Mid State Fair, SLO Concerts in the Plaza, Mother’s Tavern and Stone Soup Music Faire. The band has a live CD now available for purchase at shows and on CDBaby. The band is pleased to announce its newest member Julie Cooper on fiddle, and plans to release its first studio CD this spring.
Molly’s Revenge guitarist Stuart Mason is known for his authentic vocals, melodic mandola, and inability to hold his whiskey. His latest collaboration is a brand new bluegrass-roots CD titled “Little Black Train” with string wizards Kenny Blackwell and John Weed. A native of West Virginia, Stuart has won awards for traditional singing (Goleta Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention), mandola (Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest), and songwriting (West Coast Songwriter’s Association). In July a song from his solo release “Appalachian Bride” was selected from among 286 entries to appear on the first New Times Music Awards Compilation CD. Stuart will be joined by James Moore on banjo and harmonica.