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(Kill Rock Stars record label, from Portland, and performing solo)
with Zoë Winter
Friday, August 19th at TLC Santa Rosa
Saturday, July 30th | Doors at 7:30 Show 8:15-10:30pm — MUSIC
An Evening with Tony Furtado (Portland)
Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music.
Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the ﬂair of a master chef (he’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story). All of the music of America is in Tony’s music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: “True talent doesn’t need categories.”
A native of Pleasanton, California, who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Tony Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies television show and a sixth-grade music report. He ﬁrst attracted national attention in 1987, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winﬁeld, Kansas. Not long after that, Tony opted for the life of a full-time professional musician, joining Laurie Lewis & Grant Street. A second victory at Winﬁeld, in 1991, bookended his years with Grant Street.
In 1990, Tony signed a recording deal with Rounder Records, one of the country’s preeminent independent record companies. Beginning with Swamped in 1990, he recorded six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such master musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Stuart Duncan, Kelly Joe Phelps and Mike Marshall. During this period, Tony also performed and recorded with the band SugarBeat and the Rounder Banjo Extravaganza with Tony Trischka and Tom Adams.
Beginning in the late 1990s – inﬂuenced by such musical heroes as Ry Cooder, David Lindley and Taj Mahal – Tony added slide guitar, singing and songwriting to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He is a tireless road musician who performs in a dizzying variety of formats: solo, in a duo or trio or with his full ﬁve-person band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth.
Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and appeared at such prestigious music festivals as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and countless others.https://tonyfurtado.com/
Recommended If You Like: Tony Rice, Taj Mahal, David Lindley
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
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
An Evening with Tony Furtado (Portland)
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
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.
Visit thelostchurch.org/san-francisco to be the first to buy tickets to the new TLC SF in North Beach.
Texas born nationally touring Americana songwriter
makes his first appearance at TLC San Francisco
on September 15th
with Ben Danaher from Nashville
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)
Live from the TLC Video Archive
“Hope Came By Today” by Stevie Cornell (with Alan Weiss)
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.
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
July has been a great month of music, magic, and big announcements. Wow!
Let’s step into August together and savor this last bit of summer before we head into the excitement of fall. We can’t wait to have TWO stages to share the best, most fun, and most engaging performers from the Bay Area and beyond.
There is no place like our home communities of Santa Rosa and San Francisco. Let’s unite and enjoy all that art brings to our hearts, minds and souls.
Michele & The Lost Church
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and comments.
This Sunday at 6pm is our Lost Church Free Radio last airdate of You’re Going to Die, Episode 9 with Thea Matthews.
on LOST CHURCH FREE RADIO
From Host Ned Buskirk…
I looked for the video of Thea Matthews reading her poetry from one of our shows at Viracocha, where we originally did You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes… in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. I looked for her in our catalogue of hundreds of YG2D performance videos from that time & space. I looked for it like I had JUST watched it a few weeks ago.
But I couldn’t find one.
When I was finally sure that one really doesn’t exist, it slowly dawned on me that the reason why I thought that there is a Thea video from our Viracocha days (like I would’ve put money on it) is because that’s how vividly I remember Thea stepping onto the YG2D stage for the first time. As if I just watched it happen a week ago. With ALL her grief & rage & spark & poetry & presence… fully, unabashedly, without reservations. And she lit an unforgettable memory, during an unforgettable time, right in middle of my head & heart…
That’s what makes Episode 9 of You’re Going to Die: The Podcast so special. It’s not just because Thea’s special or her new book of poetry UNEARTH [THE FLOWERS] (published by @redlightlit Press) is special (even though she is & it is, too). It’s also special because she holds a particularly unique place in those precious early years of You’re Going to Die, when what eventually became a monthly sell-out open mic, event series, & a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was just You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes at Viracocha.
It was a sacred time for me, in the wake of fresh loss, figuring out what that show could be & who I was in the middle of it.
It was a magical time for the artist community to have a hub like Viracocha – a safe inspiringly creative place to gather & share, to be raw & get held, to go through it & find community who could go through it with you.
And like Thea describes in our conversation together, it was a beginning of sorts for her, too, & her poetry being in the world.
For all those reasons I’m so glad this episode exists & very happy to share it with you, both for where we’re at now – Thea, me & YG2D – but especially for where we come from. And I don’t just mean Viracocha in 2014. I also mean from all the first creativity, the first written words, the first space held for community, & born from the first traumas & grief that led us all to be together.
Thea puts it this way: “From the ol’ Viracocha days of underground events & readings, You’re Going to Die & I go waaaaay back. You’re Going to Die will always have a special residence in my heart.
Cheers to an old SF, to the power of Art, to the collective resiliency, & to the release of grief. You’re going to die.”
You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose, and Everything Goes returns live to The Lost Church San Francisco stage on Thursday, September 8th. TICKETS
Lost Church Free Radio
Our interesting, joy filled, and wonderful July Episodes air for just 5 more days.
Rainbow Rodeo with Rachel Cholst — Sundays 10-11am
Hangover Sessions with DJ Webbles – Sundays 11am-1pm with special guest Geiger von Müller from London.
Music Mamas with Laura Benitez feat. Rebecca Coseboom (of Beckylin & her Druthers and Halou) 1-2pm
You’re Going to Die: The Power of Poetry & Triumph Over Trauma with Thea Matthews in conversation with Ned Buskirk – Sundays at 4:30pm
Village Green Radio Hour with Maurice Tani. Music from the Little Village Foundation including Tia Carroll, Whitney Shay, Anai Adina, and more – Sundays from 6-7pm
The Contagion Collection with The Tourist Still Bill – a tribute to Bill Withers – 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 – Tuesdays 5-6pm
Johnny Tripod Happy Hour Fave Female Vocalists, Pt. 2 featuring Tsunami Bomb, Ex Hex, Michaela Ann, Cat Power and more – Wednesdays 5-6pm
A Color Coded Symphony On the Air with Aireene Espiritu feat. Music of the Tabla with Manesh Judge (North East Indian Classical, Western Folk, Electronica, and beyond) – 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 Mickey Darius and music from Walt Disco, Land of Talk, Kelley Stoltz, Dreckig, Secret Emchy Society, and Pure Hex, and more – Fridays 12-2pm
Tranimal Radio Hour 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!
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.
Answers to your burning inquiries.
You, too, can know all by visiting https://thelostchurch.org/faq