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Jimmy Gaudreau / Orrin Star January California Tour

By Scott Tichenor
December 23, 2004 - 11:45 am

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Jimmy Gaudreau & Orrin Star

Jimmy Gaudreau & Orrin Star

Mandolin icon Jimmy Gaudreau and famous flatpicker/funnyman Orrin Star, both now based in the Washington DC area, have joined forces in a hot new duo, and their first tour together will be a 10-day California outing that starts on January 7, 2005.

Gaudreau is a household name in bluegrass, having performed with a veritable Who's Who of the genre. Star is a former National Flatpicking Champion once described as 'Arlo Guthrie-meets-Doc Watson.' Together they offer great picking, sweet singing, dry humor, and a repertoire ranging from original instrumentals to bluegrass standards, little-known folk gems to choice mandolin duets.

January 7, 2005
San Jose Fiddling Cricket Concert Series
8:00 p.m. at the Espresso Garden Cafe
814 S. Bascom Ave.
408-294-3353 (concert info/tix)
408-298-0808 (club)

January 8, 2005
Palo Alto Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Workshop (Orrin)
Noon-2:00 p.m.
Gryphon Stringed Instruments
211 Lambert
650-493-2131

January 8, 2005
Aromas Cafe
Aromas
7:30 p.m.
304 Carpenteria Rd.
831-726-1212

January 9, 2005
Santa Cruz
Steve Palazzo's
Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Workshop 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
House Concert at 4:00 p.m.
331 Union Street
831-426-7255

January 10, 2005
Ben Lomond
Henfling's Firehouse Tavern
8:00 p.m.
9450 Highway 9
831-336-8811

January 11, 2005
Mill Valley
Sweetwater Saloon, 9:00 p.m.
153 Throckmorton Ave
415-388-2820 (8:30 opening set by Keith Little!)

January 13, 2005
Winters
The Palms Playhouse
8:00 p.m.
13 Main Street
530-795-1825

January 14, 2005
Santa Rosa New College
8:00 p.m.
99 Sixth Street
$14 adv. / $16 door
For tickets call 707-526-4397

January 15, 2005
Petaluma
Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar Workshop (Orrin)
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Tall Toad Music
43 N. Petaluma Blvd
Workshop Info: 707-526-4397
Store: 707-765-6807

January 15, 2005
Sonora
Mt Zion Church, 8:00 p.m.
14888 Peaceful Valley Road
209-533-2179

January 16, 2005
Burlingame
House Concert, 3 p.m.
Contact Mason
650-799-5911

Additional information and tour updates:
Email Orrin Star

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