Downtown Mount Shasta will be rockin’ with live music for the Fourth of July weekend and beyond, starting with the Chamber of Commerce Mixer Saturday evening at 5 p.m., July 1. Following is a live music schedule for July 1, 2 and 3 and some band bio information:
Saturday, July 1st
Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce Mixer, 5 p.m.
Lovebite and Zepdrix
Oregon-based Lovebite plays funk, R&B and rock with a ’60s SF funk sound, while Zepdrix interprets the music of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix.
Both bands feature acclaimed guitarist Jeff Pevar, who had performed with Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Marc Cohn, Rickie Lee Jones, Jefferson Starship and many more, and vocalist Inger Nova Jorgensen. The band also includes one of the Blue Man Group’s veteran drummers, Matthew Kriemelman, bassist Jacob Ackerman, and guitarist Paul Turniseed.
Jeff Pevar’s musical contributions can be found on hundreds of albums of different genres, has contributed to many film and television soundtracks, and has a home studio where he produces and engineers for artists throughout the world.
Inger Jorgensen has worked as a vocalist and songwriter or over 20 years, performing with multiple choirs and bands throughout Northern California and Oregon as a leading and back-up vocalist and harmony singer. She sings in many styles including Blues, Rock, Folk, R&B and Funk.
She co-writes with Jeff Pevar in their original music project playing house concerts, clubs and festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest and East Coast as well as multiple trips touring Germany and The Netherlands.
Check out Zepdrix doing Zeppelin’s “Heartbreaker” at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Guwx_4kHenE
Billy Williams plays acoustic music from several different generations. Reviews on his Facebook page refer to Williams as “one of the best musicians in northern California,” “amazingly talented, and so much fun to see in person,” and compare his classic rock to Bob Seger and his country music to Johnny Cash.
Sunday, July 2nd
2 p.m. – High Sierratonin
High Sierratonin is a band from Tahoe City featuring Donny Beck on vocals and lead and rhythm guitar, Cam Davey on vocals and lead and rhythm, Colby Wagner on drums, Cheesy Chaz Shapiro on bass and back up vocals.
3:30 p.m. – Allison & Victor
Singer-songwriter plus saxophone.
Allison Scull and Victor Martin create a fusion of musical forms uniquely their own. They blend roots music – a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, a little funk, originals and some jazz standards laced with some French lyrics.
As a duo, Allison and Victor have released several CDs and have shared the stage with The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tuck and Patti, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Craig Chaquico, Shana Morrison, Archie Lee Hooker, Acoustic Alchemy and blues legend John Hammond.
5 p.m. – El Dub
A one-man reggae, funk, hip hop, soul band with a high energy, and intricate “looping” style mixed with a positive uplifting message creating a laid back feel-good vibe. El Dub plays all instruments live in real time, including, beat boxing, guitar, bass, keys and harmonizing vocals and loops them into layers that end up sounding like a full band with just one man.
7 p.m. – Danielle Kelly & Soul Project
Danielle Kelly & Soul Project originated in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, playing Motown, oldie and soul, funky retro dance party music of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. They also play contemporary covers of artist such as Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse and Raphael Saadiq.
Band members are Danielle Kelly, vocals, Paul Turnipseed on guitar and vocals, Matthew Kriemmelman on drums and vocals, Richard Meyer on bass and vocals, and Gordon Greenley on saxophone.
Monday, July 3rd
2 p.m. – RichieG and MA Beats
Singer-songwriter RichieG (Richard Gabriel), based in Eugene, Ore., plays with percussionist MA Beat (Mitch Albert) as a duo. They describe their music as “easy listening, mellow sound... country, Americana, folk/folk rock, blues, ska/reggae, bossa nova, Hawaiian and originals. Instrumentation includes nylon and steel string guitar, ukulele, percussion and vocals.”
They have opened for Hawaiian superstar Willie K and have played at many Oregon venues and in the Mt. Shasta area.
For samples of their music, go to: YouTube: RichieG and MA Beat
3:30 p.m. – Ron Lovelace Band
The Ron Lovelace Band was formed 7 years ago from members of the Siskiyou Blues Society. The band has played many venues in Siskiyou County. In the past the band has been a regular at local events including opening for the Charlie Musselwhite Band. Known for it's rocking blues riffs and magical harp playing, this band will make you want to get up and dance. Larry Marks is a long time harmonica player from Chicago and was very active in the Los Angeles blues scene in the 1960's and '70's. Keith Anderson plays bass guitar, also hails from Chicago where the band he was in opened for the Rolling Stones in 1962. He has also written and published songs for Columbia. David Walas plays the drums and has traveled nationwide playing in many bands. Ron Lovelace has played guitar since high school and joined the SBS to learn how to play the blues. Over the years the band has grown into a real blues powerhouse.
5 p.m. – Sound Advice
“Yes, it’s true,” said Victor Martin, “the quintessential Norcal R&B funk/soul dance band will be playing in downtown Mt. Shasta.” Players include Victor Martin on vocals and saxophone, Kenny Blockman on bass, Scott Tucci on drums, Stefan Schittko, keyboard, and Carl Schwinderman on guitar.
7 p.m. – Secret Society Handshake
A large neo-soul/funk band from South Siskiyou County, Secret Society Handshake plays high-energy dance music soaked in background vocals and soaring horn lines. They cover classics from Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Bob Marley, the Talking Heads, and Aretha Franklin to contemporary crowd pleasers from The Bamboos, Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo Green, Quantic Soul Orchestra and the New Master-sounds, their dance beats are designed to get your body moving.