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A Day at Chester Park

June 22, 2011 by: Sharon Roberts

A Few Brews & A Banjo

Saturday, June 25th 2011
2 – 6pm at Chester Park

Come spend a sunny summer afternoon sitting among friends alongside the north fork of the Feather River under cottonwood trees. Sip on a tasty micro-brewed beer with a tri-tip sandwich. Enjoy Bluegrass & Americana Music. Watch children dance and play. This is not only great fun, you are helping to raise for local high school music and drama programs.

Music Schedule:

2–3:30pm.. Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong
4–5:30pm..The Ruby Hollow Ban

Slim & Armstrong

Event admission is free. Tickets for brew-glasses and wristbands are $25 and will be available at the park on the day of the event to those 21 years old and up.

All proceeds will be donated to the Music and Drama Dept at Chester High.

Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided by the Elks Club of Chester.


Sierra Nevada Brewing
Great Basin Brewing
Anchor Brewing
New Belgium Brewing
Anderson Valley
Bear Republic


Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong

A marvel of musical ingenuity, showman extraordinaire Sourdough Slim and string instrument wizard Robert Armstrong joyously rekindle the country blues, western classics, vintage jazz and string band repertoire of pre-WWII America. A fast-paced performance of music and humor that showcases their seasoned gift for connecting with audiences. Whether capturing the haunting refrain of a Jimmie Rodgers blue yodel or swinging out a hot novelty number, everyone gets caught up in the fun these two cut-ups have on stage. Long time fans will remember them as founding members of two of California’s favorite acoustic combo’s, “8th Avenue String Band” and “R. Crumb’s Cheap Suit Serenaders.” Between them they share a provocative array of period instruments including: flat-top guitar, national steel guitar, baritone and soprano ukulele, musical saw, accordion, six-string banjo and harmonica.

Well-traveled veterans of stages ranging from Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Center to The Strawberry Music Festival, The National Cowboy Gathering and Prairie Home Companion, these modern day vaudevillians capture a sound and moment in time that consistently delights fun loving music fans of all walks of life.

Ruby Hollow Band

Covers, original and traditional songs; ballads, new grass, polkas, Irish and South American/ Spanish tunes, incredible 4-part harmonies, and much more. Their repertoire keeps growing from our varied musical passions… and they do it all with flair and lots of fun!

Ruby Hollow is nothing short of a “phoenix rising” band, rumbling and rising from the wonderfully, musically eclectic dust of the 1980’s “Willowgreen” (David Cowan, Jo Chavez, Alice Peake) to a smashing hot, new configuration (with the addition of David Bilinski) of even more cool instrumentation and incredibly beautiful, intricately woven 4-part harmonies… all in the package of Hot Pogo Folk Music!

What is Hot Pogo Folk Music, you may well ask? Think of a child’s pogo stick hopping and bopping around from place to place, staying put long enough for the balance and fun, and then moving on to another adventure… all in compelling music and song!

The Hot Pogo Folk instruments we use (with constant additions!) are: guitars (including a 7 string), dobro, mandolin, electric bass, 2 accordions, banjo, lap steel, harmonica, South American keynas and panpipes, charrango, penny whistles, flute, bodhran; hammered dulcimer, lap dulcimers, kanun, and keyboard for tailored special performances, drums and various percussive instruments.
Sponsored by the Lake Almanor Community Foundation in partnership with Plumas Arts. Special Thanks to Superior Products Co. Mark Carter, Mtn Division

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