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What’s Up At Bellavista

Just back from their tour of Western Australia, the Colorado folk duo, The Mitguards, will perform tonight at 7 at the BellaVista Ristorante & Creekside Lounge, 101 Broad St., Nevada City.

Chris Mitguard has a strong finger-picking style that defines and drives the sound. Deb Mitguard plays the mandolin. The Mitguards’ musical style is a hybrid of American roots music that includes a mix of folk, country, swing and bluegrass. Casting an unflinching eye on the world around them, they are unafraid of addressing dark subject matter, yet enjoy revealing the subtle humor of every day life. Listen, too, for raw, haunting harmonies in their original songs and for the influences of Hank Williams to Timbuk 3.

Their CD, “Nobody’s Fool,” can be heard on Semi-Twang Radio in Sacramento, KDVS FM in Davis and Boot Liquor Radio on the Internet.

Visit http://www.themitguards.com on the Web.

“The Mitguards are ‘a local folk institution’ along Colorado’s Front Range. Their music is ‘beautifully layered’ with ‘wondrous emotional range,'” says Bill Reed of the Colorado Springs Gazette.

No cover.

Friday and Saturday, Jimmi Accardi will be rocking at 7:30 p.m. He will be performing everything from 1950s rhythm and blues to hard-driving rock, and, in between the originals, spicing up the show with a wide selection of classic rock ‘n’ roll songs.

Accardi is a “crowd-pleaser, who offers the best in music, a touch of humor, and a good-time rock ‘n’ roll party for all,” says Brielle Morgan of the BellaVista.

Accardi has two CDs of original music recorded with his full band, The Wildcats: “Keep on Rockin” and “Rock & Roll Party,” which present catchy roots rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly and jump blues originals. He has shared the stage with such performers as Pat Benatar, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Talking Heads, Television, Blondie, The Police, John Cale and Patti Smith.

No cover.

Sunday, Jam Session with Jim Bratt and Friends; Latin, funk, jazz, salsa, and R&B, 4:30 p.m. No cover.

Monday, Mellow Monday Open Mike Night with Lisa Vaughan, singer-songwriters, Upstairs, 7:30 p.m. No cover.

Also Monday, M.C. Emu and The Social Insecurity; hip-hop, funk, world beat, spoken-word. Downstairs, 8 p.m. $3 cover.

Tuesday, James Heyser, singer-songwriter, solo acoustic guitar. 7 p.m. No cover. Also, Ladies Night and Restaurant/Bar Employee’s Night, 4:30-Midnight.

Wednesday, Open Mike Night with Lisa Vaughan, 7:30 p.m. No cover, unless under 21, then $3.

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