The whimsical and elegant squirming squid drawings of Phoenix & Arabeth will debut in downtown Santa Cruz on September 9th at #7 Squid Row. The exhibit will be accompanied by music (Russell Brutsché, Headin South String Band, Dr Now & Professor Pow, and the Junkyard Gamelan), as well as comedy (DNA and Tony Camin), juggling, and a tiny flea circus. Come enjoy this “Squidiculous” celebration, from 4 to 9 pm, and help raise funds for our own local Food Not Bombs. $20 suggested donation.
I’m thrilled to do a warm-up set of my songs before Skarlett Woods in concert, Saturday Nov.19, 7 pm, 260 15th Av, Santa Cruz. We’ve done a bit of song-smithing together, and she is the real deal! And p.s.--Song Nelson has promised to help me sing our duet Come Out to California... Show-up is fine, but if you know you’re coming, I’d appreciate an email heads-up...thanks!
Join in for a festive, family-friendly demonstration in support of affordable housing and to oppose the construction of a luxury hotel at the Santa Cruz Community Credit Union building and the two adjacent City-owned lots. I'll sing a couple songs about it!! Gather: Saturday, June 4 at 1PM by the Santa Cruz Community Credit Union building at 324 Front Street. Because this is about community, and community is joyous, join us for games, performances, music, calls to togetherness, and art-making. Because this is about stopping something truly reprehensible, we will also have protest signs and fiery speeches, protest songs and games .
Another intimate CD Release Party! Free event, CD's and art available. Most of the seating is sunny...I’d suggest wearing layers, maybe a hat and a cushion. Walk up driveway to redwood gate on right. If it’s rainy, will postpone... There will be seating for only the first 30 that show up--having it on 2 days helps spread attendance out! Doors open 1:30 pm. If you’re planning to attend, an email would help for planning, but we can’t hold seats in advance.
Putting an initiative on the ballot to keep Farmers' Market & Downtown Library where they are! We are throwing a party to mark our progress and get ready for the LAST BIG PUSH for signatures! We are almost there. We hope you will be able to come! I'll sing a few songs and screen new video "Santa Cruz Girl".
Celebrate Earth Day downtown, April 24, 1 to 5 pm, corner Cathcart and Cedar. Music by Russell Brutsché, Michael Levy and Peter Weiss, Elie Mabanza, Anthony Arya, and Gina René. Art exhibit, art tables, and lots of info about community activities. Event is free. Masks and social distancing required. Bring your own chair and water. See you there! Please share. Organized by the Downtown Commons Association and the Santa Cruz Climate Action Network.
Original tunes that will tickle your brain and funny bone Wed. Aug. 28 at 7:30pm $10 adv./$10 door seated <21 w/parent Join us for the launch of “Folking Funny”. Janet Croteau, the creator of “Women Who Folking Rock” is joined by witty, clever songsters: Russell Brutsche, Michael Gaither, Hannah Cooper, and Midyne Spear.
This year I painted the poster!! If you'd like one, they are $25--email me! The Wharf to Wharf Race is a 6 mile footrace from the Santa Cruz Wharf to the Capitola Wharf. 2019 marks the 47th annual running of the iconic event. All proceeds go directly back to the the running community and the youth of Santa Cruz County.
Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only.
Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday, 1-4 pm at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. We pass the tip jar during the featured set, otherwise no cover. All ages are welcome.
Music of Peace, Love and Social Justice: Songs that Inspire, Heal, Energize and Connect. Come away with Full Hearts! Healer Trio is Gail Swain, Claire Paul, & Karen Katz, vocals, and Russell Brutsché, guitar Gail Swain: “Acappella Goddess”...Joan Baez Healer Trio: ”Tight harmonies & joyful rhythms”...Steve Bare Featuring Richard Salzberg & Al Globus vocal, guitar & piano Healer Trio: ”This is glorious”...Jeffrey Bell, flamenco guitarist
Critical scholars Karen Bray, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Wesleyan College, and Whitney Bauman, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Florida International University, address implications of impending human extinction. Time for conversations and refreshment. I'll be performing several songs, and exhibiting paintings. More info: Jim Weller, email@example.com
New work will be shown, as part of First Friday events. Also, I will be doing a CONCERT OF MY ORIGINAL SONGS there Friday Nov 9, 7 pm, during the two-month exhibit, featuring songs you haven't heard! Prints, cards and CDs will be available. RCNV regular hours are M-Th 12-4 pm.
Please join us at our Garage Alternatives Party, 3-5pm on Saturday, September 22 at the Walnut Commons Co-Housing, 190 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. Our guest speaker is reporter Melanie Curry of California Streetsblog, speaking on the Gap Between our Climate Goals and our Transportation Policy. There will be food to eat and drinks to drink. (Consider bringing whatever drink you like.) And Rus Brutsché will be there with his guitar to provide music and songs. Please join us. Help us sabotage the Taj Garage! (text from Peter Scott at CFST)