The 2016 Bluegrass Series continues at West Side Theatre in Newman with its fourth show of the series, Red Dog Ash and Windy Hill, set for Saturday, April 9.
Doors for the April 9 performance open at 6:30 p.m. with showtime at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12 General Admission, $15 Reserved Section.
Windy Hill began as an idea in a Menlo Park High School wood shop class, where two 17-year-old friends sat around their work station sanding their projects and talking about live music. They discovered a mutual love for the songs of Bill Monroe, Carter Stanley, and Jimmy Martin and set out to learn to play and sing traditional music. In 2008, these two friends Henry Warde and Ryan Breen found themselves in Fort Collins, Colorado, and started their band. Windy Hill was always the natural choice for the band name, as Breen’s backyard in Portola Valley overlooks the town’s landmark, a golden hill separating the SF Bay Area from the Pacific Ocean.
Red Dog Ash is an award-winning bluegrass band from California’s Central Valley. The quintet is known for its original compositions, hard-driving tunes, tight harmonies, and authentic high-lonesome vocals. Inspired by the bluegrass tradition, smart and passionate in its performance, the band’s unique sound has recently and aptly been called Soulgrass.
Also coming up on the West Side schedule:
Who Killed F-Stop Fitzgerald
West Side Players present their first Radio stage play, set for Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. Cost of $25 includes dinner. Played out in a radio studio setting, with writers of that time period standing at the microphone making the past come alive. Come enjoy this Radio Theatre/Dinner Play dressed in your 1920’s-1930’s era clothing.
Missoula Childrens Theatre production of Peter and Wendy
This program is set for Saturday, April 30, with shows at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Cast of 64 local children performing MCT’s version of Peter and Wendy. Cost is Adults $10, Children $5.