Golden Shoulders celebrates release of its second CD |

Golden Shoulders celebrates release of its second CD

Before departing on a tour across the United States, Adam Kline and his band, Golden Shoulders, will have a CD release concert for “Friendship is Deep” Sept. 2 at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.

“Friendship is Deep” was released this past Tuesday. The group’s first CD, “Let My Burden Be,” was released by Doppler Records in October 2002.

Aaron Ross, a local singer/songwriter/guitarist, will open the 7 p.m. concert.

Admission is $5.

Kline also writes a biweekly column for Prospector.

Call 274-8384 for more information.


Singer/songwriter/harpist Joanna Newsom will appear Sept. 3 at the Center for the Arts in a benefit concert for The Inkwell, a Nevada Union High School student poetry project.

Growing up in Nevada County and now based in San Francisco, Newsom, 22, was named “one of the country’s greatest young singer-songwriters” by The New York Times.

The Inkwell is facilitated by local poet and performer Grace Totherow, who will join Newsom at the Sept. 3 gig.

Admission is $15 for the 8 p.m. concert. Tickets are at Herb Shop Records, BriarPatch, Yabobo, The Book Seller; online at or by calling (800) 594-8499.

The center is at 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley.

Call Literature Alive at 272-5812 for any questions.


The 109th annual Miners’ Picnic at Empire Mine State Historic Park on Sept. 4 will provide a glimpse of earlier days. The picnic started more than a century ago as a fund-raiser for families of miners injured or killed in the gold mines.

Next week’s community event, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., includes old-fashioned activities such as a ladies slipper-kicking contest, gold panning (for a fee), three-legged races, gunny-sack races and egg-on-spoon races.

The Nevada Union Jazz Band, the Tommyknocker Cloggers and a magician will entertain. Living history volunteers will portray life at the mine in 1905.

Admission is $3 for anyone 17 and older, $1 for ages 6 to 16 and free for children under 6.

Cornish pasties, hot dogs, ice cream and beverages will be sold. Attendees can also bring picnic lunches into the park.

Empire Mine State Historic Park is at 10791 East Empire St. in Grass Valley.

Call 273-8522 or check for more information.

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