For Suzy Bogguss fans, ‘Someday Soon’ is right now
When: 8 p.m. Friday, April 26
Where: Auburn Event Center
Cost: $25 advance, $30 at the door
David Gans & The Sycamore Slough String Band, Boris Garcia
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Auburn Event Center
Cost: $12.50 advance, $15 at the door
Auburn Event Center is located at145 Elm Ave, Auburn
Info: (530) 823-8310,
All ages are welcome at both shows; ID is required for the door. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com, Cherry Records, Tribal Weaver and Liquor Outlet in Auburn, Clock Tower Records in Grass valley, Yabobo in Nevada City, all Dimples Records and The Beat Records in Sacramento.
It’s a big weekend for music in the Auburn area. From classical to country, options abound for those looking to take in a live show.
You want old-school funk and avant garde jazz? Got it. A little Schubert sonata with viola and piano? Got it. How about some bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead songs? We’ve got that too. Throw in some old-time rock and roll, redneck country, boogie woogie, swing and a healthy dose of Americana, and you’ve got a dozen reasons to get up off couch and hit the dance floor.
But only one performer can boast a platinum selling album and a Country Music Award for Top New Female Vocalist. Singer-songwriter Suzy Bogguss and her Nashville Trio take the stage at the Auburn Event Center tonight to play some of her country hits as well as songs from her latest CD, “American Folk Songbook.”
“We’re going to see some high class top notch musicians,” said promoter Scott Holbrook, from Auburn. “I was amazed we were able to work this out, this opportunity for the one night. She’s playing in Marin on Thursday, has a firm commitment in Indio on Saturday, then off to Canada from there.”
Holbrook said, when booking shows, his main focus is on fun music you can dance to put on by incredible musicians.
“I divert from time to time with incredible singer songwriters,” he said. “Tonight is the sit down, incredible show. Saturday, we kick it up, move the chairs off the dance floor and get a little more electric and eclectic as the case may be.”
That would be when David Gans & The Sycamore Slough String Band and Boris Garcia perform. While the former plays all Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band songs with a string band (stand up bass, guitars, fiddle), the latter was influenced by the San Francisco sound with a heavy dose of bluegrass and country.
“We’ve developed a bit of a following at the Event Center,” Holbrook said. “One of the things is, we’re considered a little bit of an off market. I can’t afford to do a one-off, where the artist flies in and flies out, so over the years I developed relationships with bands and booking agents. They work with me.”