Singer-songwriter circle on Nevada Theatre stage tonight
WHO: Paul Emery Presents “Nevada City Live” with Paul Kamm, Jonny
Mojo, Keith Greeninger and Keith Little
WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 8pm
WHERE: Nevada Theatre, 401 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
TICKETS: $20, In person at The BriarPatch Co-op – 530-272-5333, Yabobo
– 530-270-9114, by phone at 800-838-3006 or online at
Paul Emery’s eight-week concert series “Nevada City Live” at the Nevada Theatre continues tonight with a one-night-only singer-songwriters’ circle featuring Paul Kamm and Jonny Mojo from Achilles Wheel, award-winning songwriter Keith Greeninger and nationally acclaimed bluegrass musician Keith Little (David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band).
The singer-songwriter circle is a format that Kamm has experimented with before. Kamm and his musical partner Eleanore McDonald have toured extensively together as a duo and with the late Utah Phillips. Kamm’s songwriting has been recognized in contests at some of the biggest music festivals in the country, including Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mountain Folk.
The songwriters’ circle is a familiar scene at these summer music festivals, where the day’s performers gather after-hours in an intimate setting like a campfire to share one another’s songs, stories and favorite covers to music fans.
“In this round format, there is a healthy amount of collaboration between all performers,” said Kamm. “It’s an experiment, but the spontaneous, unrehearsed moments make it fresh and exciting for everyone involved.”
Saturday night’s all-star lineup features Kamm and Jonny Mojo, the singer-songwriters and front men of the Northern California roots and world music/rock and roll jam band Achilles Wheel.
As an acoustic duo, they bring the same high energy and engaging stage presence to a quieter place, combining a bit of country and bluegrass to the band’s hard-driving sound.
Joining Kamm and Mojo is Keith Greeninger, a multi award-winning singer-songwriter and this year’s winner of the prestigious Telluride Troubadour National Song Writing Competition.
He paints intricate portraits of the human condition with powerful melodic images, deep engaging guitar rhythms and warm heart-wrenching vocals.
For Greeninger, the guitar has provided a creative catalyst that the words and music flow from.
Keith Little is a leading name in California bluegrass circles and rounds out the lineup. He has won national standing in the bluegrass and country music scenes through his decades of contributing banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, vocals and original songs to a musical who’s who, including Peter Rowen Bluegrass Band, Dolly Parton (notably on her Grammy-winning albums “The Grass Is Blue” and “Little Sparrow”), Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Chieftains (including their Grammy-winning “Another Country”), seminal California bluegrass band Vern & Ray, Rose Maddox, Vern Williams Band, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, The Country Gentlemen, Claire Lynch and Laurie Lewis.
“Throwing us all together appeals to a little of this and a little of that,” said Kamm. “It helps each artist reach a new audience and for audiences to be exposed to new music.”
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