A flood repair fundraiser event for the Sebastopol Cultural Community Center featuring

Under the Radar and Modern Hicks

Sunday, July 7th, 2019 ------7:00pm show, 6;30 doors
The Sebastopol Cultural Community Center Annex
425 Morris St., Sebastopol
Tickets: $20 --$100
Tickets, information and/or reservations:
Kevin at 707-824-1858 or [email protected].

Modern Hicks did their last gig in 2004 and then went on hiatus. But now…they’re BACK! For one night only. This legendary Sonoma County band melds bluegrass, folk, country and swing into a stew of what can only be called great music. In the years that they were together the band performed at Father’s Day Grass Valley Festival, Woodland BG Festival, Kate Wolf Music Festival, The Walnut Valley Music Festival and much more. The band reconvenes after a fifteen year break for a very good cause.
This evenings show is a fundraiser to help The Sebastopol Cultural Community Center generate funds to rebuild damaged areas following the floods from earlier this year.

Craig Anderson– guitar, dobro, 5 string banjo, vocals
Gina Blaber– vocals
Layne Bowen– mandolin, guitar, vocals
Ted Dutcher- bass, vocals
Kevin Russell– guitar, dobro, 5 string banjo, vocals

"One of the best bands to come out of California in a long time. A fine album."
-Ray Edlund, "Pig in a Pen" KPFA radio

"A very great band, nice harmonies and good interpretations. Quite a wonderful album."
-Mary Tilson, "America's Back Forty" KPFA radio

"A real good album!"
-Tom Diamont, "Panhandle Country" KPFA radio

"These guys have done their homework. A great record from a great band."
-Robin Pressman, "Our Roots are Showing" KRCB radio

“WOW!!! The originals, the vocal harmonies, the instrumental work, the mix,...everything is just great! I wish I was a record producer...I'd give you guys a major contract! Absolutely love everything on this CD....I can't say enough..”
-Joe “Zeke” Fallenta, Bluegrass Now

Sharing the stage with Modern Hicks will be another trail blazing Sonoma County band.

Under the Radar is a five piece band that plays an eclectic blend of acoustic music. That is, music rooted in traditional bluegrass but with a modern sensibility. Using the typical bluegrass instrumentation of mandolin, dobro, guitar, string bass and 5-string banjo these folks are as likely to do an Irving Berlin swing song from the 40's, or an old Ray Charles R&B tune, as a hard driving Bill Monroe bluegrass song, or a classic Jimmie Rogers country song. They've even been known to sneak in the occational bluegrassified Beatles song! And when was the last time you heard a bluegrass reggae version of “Sitting Here in Limbo”? In addition to creating lively new versions of old songs, UtR also features engaging original compositions.

With musical ties going back many years these folks have been around and played a lot of music together. Consequently their two and three part harmonies leave you wondering if they grew up in the same family singing together! Their relaxed on-stage banter will leave you laughing and their adept musical genre hopping will leave you smiling, dancing or singing along.

Kevin Russell-guitar, resonator guitar, banjo & vocal
Layne Bowen-mandolin, guitar & vocal
Kent Fossgreen-bass
Michael Capella- resonator guitar, guitar & vocal
Cori Wood-vocals