Winter Weekend: A Virtual Redwood Music Camp

Are you experiencing a twinge of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)? If you haven’t yet registered for our Winter Weekend workshops, there’s a simple remedy:  sign up for a workshop or two!

This Saturday 11/14
10:00-11:15 Tipsy Slipjigs, Part 1 (Jesse Autumn, int/adv harp)
11:00-12:15 Flatpicking Tunes for DADGAD Guitar (Adam Hendey, int/adv guitar)
12:00-1:15 High-Level Irish Fiddling (John Weed, int/adv fiddle)
1:30-2:45 Tune Writing (David Brewer, all instruments)
3:00-4:15 Irish-Style Bouzouki/Octave Mandolin (Stuart Mason, beg/int)
4:30-5:45 Happy Hour and Pub Quiz (Rebecca Lomnicky, all)

This Sunday 11/15
10:00-11:15 Tipsy Slipjigs, Part 2 (Jesse Autumn, int/adv harp)
11:00-12:15 Polska Insanity (John Weed, int/adv fiddle) 
12:30-1:45 Set Craft (Adam Hendey, all instruments)
2:00-3:15 Intermediate Pennywhistle (David Brewer)
3:00-4:15 DADGAD Guitar for the Irish Session (Stuart Mason, beg/int)
4:00-5:15 Scottish Fiddle Tunes and Technique (Rebecca Lomnicky, int/adv fiddle)

Classes are filling up, so don’t miss out! Each workshop is only $10. Workshop descriptions and registration is online at https://www.communitymusicschool.org/events

Hope to see you in the Zoom room soon!

Susan Willats
Executive Director
Community Music School of Santa Cruz

Bandcamp Friday Is Back!

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact all of us, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are canceled for the foreseeable future. With such a major revenue stream drying up almost entirely, finding ways to continue supporting artists in the coming months is an urgent priority for anyone who cares about music and the artists who create it.

On Friday March 20, 2020, Bandcamp waived their usual revenue share in order to help artists and labels impacted by the pandemic. The Bandcamp community showed up in a massive way, spending $4.3 million on music and merch—15x the amount of a normal Friday— helping artists cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and so much more. Based on this success, Bandcamp extended the monthly fundraiser, and in just four days, fans put more than $20 million directly into the pockets of artists and labels.

But the pandemic and its impact on the music community aren’t over, so on August 7, they will again waive their revenue share for ALL sales on Bandcamp, from midnight to midnight PDT. This Friday will be a perfect time to purchase the new album from SLO County Stumblers! Now available on compact disc, limited edition 12″ vinyl, and digital download.

VISIT: https://slocountystumblers.bandcamp.com/

All the Good Times

The SLO County Stumblers have a new album!

July 10, 2020. All the Good Times is available today as a digital download and 12″ vinyl, with CDs coming soon. And this morning, in keeping with the bizarro theme of 2020, we awoke to find the amazing coincidence that Gillian Welch and David Rawlings dropped an album today by the same name.

You know that saying that great minds think alike? We’d love to say that we’re pleased as punch to share mental greatness with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, but in fact we’re chalking this one up to pure coincidence. You see, back in 2019 we made our first record with plans to release it in May of 2020 at a series of tour dates we had scheduled (those were the days). Of course, we all know what happened next. So, we’ve been sitting on this record for quite a while now, trying to determine the best timing to release it.

We’re thrilled to share our music with the world! Please head over to our website or Bandcamp to order your copy of All the Good Times on limited edition vinyl, CD, or digital download. Thanks for your support.

Let the good times roll! http://stumblers.band

The SLO County Stumblers play hard-driving old time fiddle tunes and spirited songs, heavily influenced by the golden-era string bands of the 1920s and 30s.