12/15/18 - The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble & The Enterprise Blues Band

The Coffee Gallery Backstage welcomes back two favorite bands, blended together to form one great night of intergalactic and soaring roots music!

The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble
Award-winning vocalist Susie Glaze, mandolinist Steve Rankin, fiddler Mark Indictor and bassist Fred Sanders are The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble, the newest version of the acclaimed Los Angeles-based Americana group, a lush new folk Americana fusion ensemble, presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. The group has been likened to the classic British bands Pentangle and Fairport Convention in that they blend classic folk music with rough-edged stories of tragedy and fate, all with orchestral arrangements sounding like chamber music gone folk! The band has appeared at many premier venues and festivals on the West Coast, including Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage, McCabe's Guitar Shop, The Broad Stage, the Hollywood Bowl, Palms Playhouse, Don Quixote's Music Hall, Kuumbwa Jazz Center and CalTech Folk Music Society among others. Their CD “White Swan” was released in March of 2013 to critical acclaim from No Depression, FolkWorks, Pop Matters, M Magazine for Musicians, Music News Nashville and FolkWords UK among others, and charted in the Top 50 on the Roots Music Report's Combined Internet and Terrestrial Folk Chart. Their new album "Not That Kind of Girl" produced by Herb Pedersen was released in June 2015 and is enjoying critical acclaim and radio airplay around the country. “If there were a word to describe this fine band, it would be sophisticated. They draw influences from disparate sources to meld their sound. The level of musicianship is exemplary.… display a great range of prowess and work as a tight unit.” -- Bluegrass Unlimited. “…one of the finest and most original Americana groups in California (or in the country for that matter).” No Depression. Augmenting their sound is the lush, Celtic sounds of Rankin’s bouzouki, the mountain sounds of Susie’s Appalachian dulcimer and traditional autoharp, with Mark Indictor’s virtuoso fiddling and Fred Sanders’ remarkable bass work rounding out the orchestral nature of this amazing quartet.

LA Weekly writes: "A flat out superb vocalist... Glaze delivers warm, amber-toned vocals that explore the psychic depth of a lyric with deft acuity and technical perfection."

The Enterprise Blues Band 
This band was formed by the three actors Vaughn Armstrong, Steve Rankin and Casey Biggs who between them have played over 20 different characters on all of the various television series of Star Trek. With Vaughn on harmonica, ukulele and an occasional kazoo, Steve on mandolin and guitar, and Casey on guitar, they play what they refer to as Intergalactic Roots Music. Performing at Star Trek Conventions in Australia, Europe, Canada and the US and via Internet and Star Trek Radio, their music has been heard all over the world. Their concerts are always sold out and are one of the biggest highlights of the conventions delighting fans everywhere.

If you are a Trekkie, this appearance at The Coffee Gallery Backstage is a rare one that should not be missed. And even if you are not a Trekkie, the music is irresistible. Opening with her wry sense of humor is stand up comedian Chris Edsey. The Enterprise Blues Band will be joined by New Folk Ensemble players Fred Sanders on bass, Mark Indictor on fiddle and Susie Glaze vocals. So come on out and enjoy the space ride and Live Long and Prosper!

Saturday December 15, 2018 | 7:00 PM | $20.00
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seating is limited.
Call 626.798.6236 for Reservations Between 10 A - 10 P
Pay by Cash or Check. Sorry … No Credit Cards
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