Sunday, August 7th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm — MUSIC
Late for the Train and Eric Long
Late for the Train is an indie-folk string trio rooted in American folk and bluegrass music. Infused with the honest depth of the coastal redwood forests and the heartfelt community of the North Bay, the band provides a playful and poignant musical experience that uplifts the spirit and rouses the soul. Travel back to a time of hearthside storytelling with these California natives, reveling in the rich traditions of Americana, bluegrass, folk, and Celtic music. Their dynamic songwriting is inspired by influences such as Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Watchhouse, Mipso, and Nickel Creek.The core ensemble includes songwriters and multi-instrumentalists David Pascoe (guitar/mandolin), Laura Benson (fiddle), and Thom Beneduci (stand-up bass). The trio’s skillful craftsmanship meets tender harmonies and potent lyrics that grapple with all the wonder, contradiction, and truth of living in the modern age. Their debut album, Plant It or Build It, was released on September 4th, 2020. www.lateforthetrainband.com
Sometimes funny and always entertaining, singer-songwriter Eric Long is a Bay Area roots musician and folk singer with deep and lasting ties to early country and blues. NPR’s All Songs Considered hailed his voice as carrying a “…timeless timbre that sounds well-traveled, self-reflective and pure,” while Relix called his last LP “easy to listen to and easy to love.” With 3 solo records under his belt as well as his newly released EP ‘The Kawana Sessions (2022),” Eric has solidified himself as a staple of Northern California’s folk music scene, often performing with some combination of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass and drums. The music is as natural and replenishing as the rain, and whether it be under twinkling stars or over coffee in the High Sierra, the trust he garners is immediate.Eric has performed on 3 continents and has opened for the Grammy winning Roots act Fantastic Negrito as well as acoustic and country music royalty Doug MacLeod, Guy Davis and Josh Turner. “His work resides at the heart of what Woody Guthrie was talking about when he asked and answered whose land this is. By listening to him, one gets the sense that he knows you, that he’s heard your stories and felt your struggles and understands your highs and your lows. He, like so much else, was made to be shared, made to cherished, made for you and me.” – For the Folks https://ericlongofficial.com
Recommended If You Like: Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Watchhouse, Mipso, Jerry Jeff Walker, John Hartford, Jimmy Buffett
Friday, August 19th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC
MAITA – solo (Portland) + Zoë Winter
Hot off the heels off MAITA’s 2020 debut, Best Wishes, named one of the “50 Albums that Define Oregon” (Portland Monthly), MAITA’s sophomore LP, I Just Want To Be Wild For You, digs into the crippling oxymoron of modernity: the constant bombardment of communication paired with utter disconnection.
Released February 18th via venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars, I Just Want To Be Wild For You grasps passionately for a world that too often seems at a gauzy distance.
Of the new record, Bob Boilen (NPR music) says “She just has this sensitivity to her sound that I really really love.”
KEXP calls MAITA, “a master storyteller who can turn intimate moments into quippy, catchy indie-rock songs.
“A clear-eyed look at growing up and holding yourself responsible for actively creating the life you want to live instead of just waiting around for it to happen.” — Cyrena Touros, NPR’s All Songs Considered
“I Just Want To Be Wild For You is emotional gold.”- BUST
“The rarified class of artists with the ability to enthrall the listener right from the jump”- Spin
Coastal Sonoma County singer-songwriter Zoë Winter lulls the heart with lilting and enchanting melodies akin to Laura Marling, Joni Mitchell & Nick Drake.
Recommended if you like: Mirah, Horse Feathers, Joni Mitchell, Townes Van Zandt
Saturday, August 20th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm – MUSIC
An Evening with David Luning (Invitation Only)
Visit https://www.davidluning.com for the invitation and tickets.
“He has a lot of originality going on…. his music, his words, and his appearance. There’s something with Luning’s songs that you immediately connect with which makes his music special and that makes David a cut way above the rest!” Regarding Just Drop On By, “A truly very good debut outing from a, more than likely, major talent!” Bill Bowker KRSH Radio
The Lost Church Santa Rosa is located on Ross Street (between Mendocino & B) in Downtown Santa Rosa
(23-min from Petaluma, 40-min from San Rafael, 1 hr 6-min from San Francisco, 1 hr 9-min from Oakland)
Matinee performances end at 5pm | Evening performances end at 10:30pm
We’re offering full refunds for non-attendance or cancelations due to COVID exposure, so there is no risk in showing your support by getting advanced tickets.
Thank you for the MAITA and Zoë Winter Ticket Giveaway entries from last week and congratulations to our winner Tony.
More Lost Church Bulletin Ticket Giveaway’s to come!
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We are currently booking September, October, and November at The Lost Church San Francisco.
If you’re a Performing Artist in MUSIC – COMEDY – SPOKEN WORD – LECTURES – THEATER PRODUCTIONS – PERFORMANCE ART —– please visit our Booking page.
Film screenings are also welcome.
Seating is First Come, First Served.
All Ages are welcome
(Except for babies, children, and adults who cannot focus for two hours and enjoy the performance)
Local writer, musician, public school teacher and Board Member of The Lost Church .Org, Dawn Mermer will be introducing you to a member of our staff in this new series.
TLC Santa Rosa General Manager and Advertising Manager
The Lost Church Santa Rosa general manager and advertising manager Bryce Dow-Williamson is excited and dedicated to building a live music community in and around the largest city in Sonoma County.
“There’s a wealth of talent up here, but a lack of spaces to play. For years, there hasn’t really been a space that’s been consistently open for putting on regular shows weekly or monthly,” Dow-Williamson said.
Now that TLC Santa Rosa has been open for about half a year after experiencing two mandated shutdowns since opening its doors in January 2020, Dow-Williamson is ready to work hard to bring about that artistic change.
“It’s been a difficult time in the past couple of years, but it’s a worthy endeavor. I’m wanting to change that discouragement into excitement and support. As I see it, we are creating those little magical moments in live performance where people are feeling moved and grateful to experience the creativity from folks. Getting people at the end of the show saying, ‘This is exactly what I’ve wanted and needed,’ and having a lot of musicians saying they’re really excited that this is happening around here.”
Growing up in Sebastopol and loving live music led Dow-Williamson to his lifelong pursuit of bringing musicians and audiences together for a shared experience. He’s done music marketing for area bands and for venues like The Mystic Theater in Petaluma and Cornerstone in Berkeley, been the promoter and booker for the SOMO Concerts in Rohnert Park, and helped TLC Development Director Josh Windmiller put together and run the Railroad Square Music Festival since its inception in 2015. And since July 2021, he’s become much deeper into the TLC fold as GM of TLC Santa Rosa.
“Bryce comes to us with such a wide range of experiences in this business, and at a real grassroots level,” said Brett Cline, co-founder and executive director of TLC. “He’s so cool-headed and can handle anything from marketing analysis to the day-to-day management to hosting shows. He really gets it all done.”
Dow-Williamson is dedicated to helping The Lost Church grow, as it’s about to open its new San Francisco location in North Beach in September. “I want to help adapt The Lost Church from what it was, to what it is, to what it wants to be.”
Live from the TLC Video Archive
Kristen Pearce of The Betty Blues sings about a $5 Wedding at Rivertown Revival.
TLC Song Service at The Lost Church Santa Rosa, 7.21.22 https://www.thebettyblues.com/
Filmed by EyeClash Ragazine at TLC Santa Rosa on July 9, 2022
We were kindly invited to curate the live performances at the upcoming Wine Country Distillery Festival.
The Sean Carscadden Trio (a contemporary mix of blues, New Orleans funk, and soul) and Nate Lopez (8-string hybrid guitarist).
It’ll be a fascinating peek into the world of our regional creative Craft Distillers and a real fun time!
We’ll have a Lost Church table there, too, so come by and say hello.
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From Your Everlovin’ Editor
We’re so lucky to have the team that we do at The Lost Church.
Each person brings a broad range of experiences, skills, and their great personalities to make TLC so special.
Dawn Mermer’s new series spotlighting our crew starts in this issue. Thanks for taking a minute to get to us better.
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Lost Church Free Radio
New Episodes Galore!
Rainbow Rodeo with Rachel Cholst feat. tba — Sundays 10-11am
Hangover Sessions with DJ Webbles feat. tba– Sundays 11am-1pm
Music Mamas with Laura Benitez feat. LOLAH 1-2pm
You’re Going to Die: Going with Grace…Alua Arthur in conversation with Ned Buskirk – Sundays at 4:30pm
Village Green Radio Hour with Maurice Tani. Music from the Little Village Foundation – Sundays from 6-7pm
The Contagion Collection with The Tourist “Hey, Remember the One Time?” Soul, Psych & Funk – Mondays at 4:30pm
Mitches Brew with Mitch Rocket – Psych Rock from local favorites and from afar. Mondays 6-7pm
In Search of the World’s Funniest Story with Toby Dixon – uncover the depth of the human condition through insane stories. Tuesdays 5-6pm
Johnny Tripod Happy Hour – Episode 11: Childrens’ Songs featuring The Whale, I Wanna Be Like You, Go Speed Racer Go, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and more – Wednesdays 5-6pm
A Color Coded Symphony On the Air with Aireene Espiritu. By popluar demand..an encore edition of Queen Lili’oukalani and Hawaiian Music with guest Kainani Hartnett – Thursdays 6-7pm
All Your Favorite Music Is (Probably)…with Mark Montgomery French Genres with Shockingly Black Origins with Guitarist Jafar Green – Fridays 2pm PST
West of Twin Peaks Radio with MJ Call feat. an interview with Healing Potpurri and music from Mapache, Born Ruffians, Brijean, Lupa Rosa, Rainbow Girls, and more – Fridays 12-2pm
Tranimal Radio Hour a gender and genre free audio blitz with Shawna Virago – Fridays from 6-7pm
We feature a mix of original conversations about music and motherhood or about your favorite songs and their deeper meanings or about our shared mortality and love of living. Our station also features uniquely curated travels through the world of local and national new music of all genres, hilarious true stories, audio memoirs, interviews with world renowned artists, plus music from artists who have graced our theater stages or are about to, and much more!
Hosted by MJ Call
Fridays 12-2pm PST
Summer on the Square
The Lost Church booked the music for this early evening series.
We’ve curated a whole summer of free late afternoon shows for you in Downtown Santa Rosa!
LAST TWO EVENTS!
August 11th with Stella & the Starlights and August 18th with Gill Brothers Band.
Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm.
Have a picnic in the park and enjoy these artists and then keep it going by coming to TLC Santa Rosa for our evening shows. It’s summertime…let’s live it up!
Private Event Rentals at TLC Santa Rosa and TLC San Francisco
Looking for a charming, easy, memorable, and fun place for your Birthday, Anniversary, New Year Party or Company Party?
Contact us to find out more about our Private Event Rentals at either of our theaters.
A private event in our beautiful and rather eccentric theater is a party or event that your guests will really remember.
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