Harmonica Workshop With Doug and Dave

Dave Witzany and Doug Schroer

It’s easy to begin to learn to play harmonica! Doug Schroer and Dave Witzany will lead the group using key of C diatonic 10 hole harmonicas to help you learn about the instrument and to begin playing melodies and blues.

If you have a C diatonic, you can bring your own harmonica to the lesson. For those who don’t have one, there will be a limited number of free harmonicas available, as well as additional inexpensive harmonicas for purchase, thanks to assistance from Corson Music.

We encourage you to come out to the class and try out this soulful instrument that you can carry in your pocket!

For ages 10 and over.

Saturday, November 2nd, 1:15pm-2:15pm
Common Ground Food Co-op
Free

elizaBeth Simpson

elizaBeth SimpsonFrom New England to Berkeley and back, elizaBeth Simpson has a history of singing on the street. Her sets feature jazz-spiked, indie-folk originals and are sprinkled with a cappella treats ranging from irish street ballads to contemporary protest songs (she has made police cry at blockades). elizaBeth makes music to celebrate what it’s like to be alive, and invites you to join her.

 

Saturday, November 1st, 11:45am-12:45pm
Landmark Hotel Ballroom
Free

Mayhew the Traitor

Mayhew the TraitorFor nearly 10 years, Matthew Hobler has been making fantastic music as the lead singer and songwriter of the group Mayhew the Traitor. Their music is melodic rock, with deep textures and flowing melodies.  Matt and his wife Jeni have taken their music beyond the region, at one point moving to Nashville and touring nationally, and have recently returned to Urbana as a duo while the band was on hiatus, bringing a softer acoustic singer-songwriter folk sound to their music.  A typical Matt and Jeni “Mayhew” show will feature a mix of new original music and classic songs by Townes Van Zandt, Elliott Smith, Gram Parsons, Neil Young and more.  The duo is currently re-forming the band, which will return to the scene before the year’s end.

Friday, November 1st, 10:45pm-11:15pm
Independent Media Center
Wristband or cover

The Fights

The FightsThe Fights are a 5-piece group from Urbana, IL. Since getting started in October 2012, the band has done their very best to keep elements of roots and early American music as threads tying them to modern alternative music. Much of The Fights’ inspiration comes from modern as well as the more ‘dated’ artists who’ve put emphasis on songwriting/storytelling. After a year The Fights have released a self-titled E.P. and are patiently awaiting the release of their recently recorded debut full-length album.

Check out this review in Smile Politely!

Friday, November 1st, 10:30pm-11:45pm
Rose Bowl
Wristband or cover