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The Great 48 Jam
Jan
11
to Jan 14

The Great 48 Jam

  • 801 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA, 93301 United States (map)
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Bluegrassers from all over the country, including beginners to advanced, make the annual trek to Bakersfield, California to experience hours of jamming, workshops, showcase bands and a band scramble, not to mention bluegrass camaraderie with new and old friends.

The Great 48 Jam

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The Handsome Ladies Variety Showcase: SFBOT Night #3
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Handsome Ladies Variety Showcase: SFBOT Night #3

Tonight we celebrate women songwriters and/or songs made famous by women performed by a variety of singers and musicians backed by The Picks, a Handsome Ladies pick-up band. Featuring Bay Area local legends and talents Mary Gibbons (guitar), Martha Hawthorne (bass), Amy Scher (fiddle), Hailey Pexton (mandolin) and The Handsome Ladies' own, Yennie Brecheisen (banjo), the evening is sure to be one for the ages.

We're pleased to announce that the following members of our broader bluegrass community have been selected to perform in our variety showcase:

Krishna Feeney
"Miss Leo" Matthews
Betty Bugaj
Ryan Breen
Jody Richardson
Hideaki Mizuno
Kara Kundart
Ricki Shore

The evening will be emcee'd by "The Facilitator" Jessica Furui with a special intermission performance of the Loud Ladies Foot Patrol.

Show starts promptly at 7pm. Come one, come all! 

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The Handsome Ladies Presents: The Hossettes and Paper Wings
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Handsome Ladies Presents: The Hossettes and Paper Wings

In Honor of Women’s History Month:
The Handsome Ladies Presents: The Hossettes and Paper Wings

The Handsome Ladies is pleased to announce a night of old time and bluegrass brought to you by some of the Bay Area’s best talent. The evening begins with an open bluegrass jam hosted by members of The Handsome Ladies from 6pm-7:30pm.

The show opens at 8pm with the haunting vocals and extraordinary playing of Paper Wings, with Emily Mann (fiddle, banjo, vocals) and Wilhelmina (guitar, vocals). Between the two, these ladies have performed with Aoife O'Donovan, Darol Anger, Sean Watkins, Tim O'Brien and Laurie Lewis.

The second half of the show features Bay Area bluegrass favorites, The Hossettes, comprised of Angela Personeni (banjo, vocals), Hailey Pexton (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Karen Wilhoyte (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Julie Cooper (fiddle, vocals) and Larissa Pilatti (bass). The group playing fierce traditional bluegrass classics with a focus on three-part harmonies, most recently performed at Toledo Bluegrass Festival in Washington State and was a Showcase Band at the California Bluegrass Association’s epic Bakersfield pick, The Great 48.

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RBA Concert Series Handsome Ladies Jam
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

RBA Concert Series Handsome Ladies Jam

The Handsome Ladies will be hosting the jam before the Kathy Kalick Band takes the stage! Come join us for some co-ed jamming and stay for what will be a great night.

Redwood Bluegrass Associates 

Celebrating the 25th Annual
RBA Concert Season

Another great selection of performers in a comfortable setting at reasonable prices
Individual show tickets in advance: $23/adults, $21/seniors, $15/students
Individual show tickets at the door: $25/adults, $25/seniors, $20/students
As always: Free for under-13 and music students.

Buy tickets here.

Jamming starts at 5:00, Doors Open at 7:00, Showtime is 7:30 PM

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The Handsome Ladies Presents: Bluegrass & Baseball
Sep
10
1:00 PM13:00

The Handsome Ladies Presents: Bluegrass & Baseball

This is a co-ed event!

If you like bluegrass or baseball, or just like hanging out with your friends, this is the event for you! Bring your axe and bring your equipment. We'll be having a friendly game of baseball (or softball, if you'd prefer) and people can pick that bluegrass music. Bring some snacks to share and something to hydrate yourself. We've got awesome t-shirts for sale too! Ask yourself: what would Bill Monroe do?

Here is the map of the actual field location....Its the large field near 9th and Lincoln and the Botanical Gardens. 

 
Limited edition event shirts for sale to help fund The Handsome Ladies Nonprofit! 
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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

BREWgrass Jam Workshop with the Handsome Ladies

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Are you a solo strummer looking to become a practiced team player? The Handsome Ladies are ready to show you the ins and outs of bluegrass jamming so you can improvise with the best of them. Musicians of all genders, ages, and skill levels are welcome, so don’t be shy!

Not musically inclined? Don’t fret--10% off pints for players and observers alike, so come out for a behind-the-scenes look at the art of musical improvisation and tastes Cleophus' newest brews.

Tasting Room Hours are 5-9pm.
Jam Workshop starts at 7pm.

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Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

The Handsome Ladies Monthly - November

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It's the 2nd to last "monthly" of the year! Come enjoy the fellowship in music making. There will be a house bass, so you may leave yours at home. Location is the same as usual, check our private Facebook group for details. 

Want to be a member in our private page and can't find us on Facebook? Email us! howdy (at) thehandsomeladies (dot) com

When we are done playing, let's go enjoy live bluegrass at Amnesia.

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May
18
6:00 PM18:00

The Handsome Ladies Host: 100% Ladies' Jam at Amnesia

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Please come join the first ever all lady version of "The Pick" on the third Monday at Amnesia, hosted by The Handsome Ladies. Help spread the word to all lady pickers to come out and play with us!

To our fellow male counterparts: this jam is not co-ed! But by all means, come have a beer and stay for Windy Hill (with special guests Aarun Carter and Jonathan Trawick).

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