02/09/20 - THE MACMAMMALS & GEMINI

MATINEE! The MacMammals are an eclectic Celtic, British Isles, & North American acoustic music experience. "Gemini" is made up of Bruce & Renata Farwell and specialize in Americana favorites.

This Southern California based acoustic act presents a musical stew of sounds seasoned with a touch of bluegrass, and salted with some songs of the sea (arggh!). From warm ballads to rousing sea shanties, their music weaves historical tales with folklore and humor. Their selection of distinctive and seldom heard songs augments The MacMammals experience and delights listeners.

The "Macs" consist of Carol Schryver, Ron Bloom, and Paul Marshall. Ron and Carol have been performing together since 2004, each bringing unique backgrounds to their duo. Ron comes from a long background of folk and folk/rock. He performs on acoustic guitar, mandolin, Irish bouzouki, and lends warm vocals. Carol has performed Celtic and Appalachian music for over twenty years. Her vocal work is said to be reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins. She backs her sheer, genuine, and enchanting contralto vocals with guitar and, on occasion, accordion. Backing The MacMammals will be bassist Paul Marshall. Paul’s warm and inventive bass licks are stirred into the pot, adding icing to The MacMammals cake. His bio includes singing/songwriting, and film credits; band member with "Strawberry Alarm Clock," "I See Hawks in LA," and more. BOB STANE SAYS…”Enchanting is a good description of The MacMammals. This is good old folk music with a twist. Fourth time back to The Coffee Gallery Backstage. I really like them. You will too."

Bruce and Renata Farwell make up the duo GEMINI. They are known for their close harmonies, smooth arrangements, and a diverse repertoire of striking original songs, upbeat pop tunes, humorous songs, and Americana favorites. Renata’s well-crafted songwriting and Bruce’s arrangements and outstanding guitaristry are GEMINI hallmarks. They have won several awards, and they have played at many concert venues and coffee houses around the Southern California and Arizona areas, including the San Diego Folk Festival, the Tucson Folk Festival, Folk Heritage, Fireside, Camarillo Café, and Noble House Concert Series, as well as numerous house concerts. GEMINI have produced two CD’s, Twin Spirits, and Heart, Heart & Soul.

Sunday February 9, 2020 | MATINEE 2:00 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
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