3 shows Friday, Saturday with Nevada City Live | TheUnion.com

3 shows Friday, Saturday with Nevada City Live

Terry Evans and his band perform 8 p.m. Saturday at Nevada Theatre along with Joel Van Dijk.
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There are just two more weekends left of the popular Nevada City Live concert series at the historic Nevada Theatre and promoter Paul Emery is pulling out all the stops by presenting three events this Friday and Saturday that showcase both legends, up and coming artists and the future of local music.

The shows are:

Darol Anger and The Furies (Friday, 8 p.m.)

Darol Anger, as aficionados of string music know, is a fiddle guru and a pioneer in the tradition of such greats as Richard Greene and Stephane Grappelli. Unique in his vast range and profound depth,

Anger’s blend of improvisation and energy has revolutionized modern folk, bluegrass, and jazz forms. The groups that he founded or co-founded include the David Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss, Montreux, and the Republic of Strings ensemble.

His playing and composition overflow with passion, prodigious technique, and a great sense of humor. He has spent his career enlightening and inspiring his fellow musicians, and vice-versa.

After moving from his long-time home of San Francisco to Portland, Maine, Anger returns to his old stomping grounds for three Northern California performances including this Friday’s concert.

Joining him are the Furies: f Emy Phelps, a prolific songwriter with a riveting voice from the Pacific Northwest; Tristan Clarridge, a brilliant string musician; and fiddler Emily Mann.

Kids Cabaret (Satuday 1 p.m.)

Kids Cabaret, a wonderful variety of music and theater performed by some of the most inspired young entertainers living in Nevada County, returns to the Nevada Theatre on Saturday afternoon. Izzy Tooinsky, a locally loved vaudevillian entertainer, hosts the fun, lively, and fast paced show the entire family will love.

Young performers include Gillian Lewis on piano, singer-songwriter Kyle Ledson, guitarist Daisy Kerr, stand-up comedian Tim Wilson, Lily Neiser on piano, dancer Amelia Arellanes, bluegrass musician D’jango Ruckrich, fiddler Jasmine Ruckrich, D’jango and Daisy also performing as a bluegrass duet and EZ PZ Jugglers featuring Zed Freidman and Parker Chow.

Terry Evans and Joel Van Dijk (Saturday, 8 p.m.)

Ry Cooder has said that he always thought that his long time singer, Terry Evans, made a better “front man.” To see him perform is to understand why. Evans is one of the most dynamic soul and blues singers performing today, writing and singing about all aspects of human emotion, and creating a connection with his audience in the process.

For years, Evans was one of Los Angeles’ foremost session vocalists, receiving a gold record for his work on John Fogarty’s “Eye of the Zombie” and recording with Ry Cooder, Joan Armatrading, John Lee Hooker, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, Pops Staples, and many other well respected artists.

Evans recorded two albums with Bobby King, as well as eight of his own. For the last five years, Evans has worked and recorded albums with Euroblues/folkie Hans Theessink.

Local prodigy, Joel Van Dijk joins the legendary blues player Saturday night for this very special one-night only intimate acoustic blues show.

Van Dijk was first introduced to the music of Evans and other blues greats through his parents Jerianne and Hubert Van Dijk.

It was Jerianne, a longtime KVMR radio DJ, who suggested he connect with Evans while living in Los Angeles.

“I started on the blues, my mother and father were key in this as the blues was always playing in our house and as a guitar player, the way you learn how to solo and play over changes is the blues (my dad taught me my first blues licks),” Van Dijk said.

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