Deep Dive Into The Redwoods

We feel like we’ve made it quite known that this band started in the Santa Mountains and specifically in a small town called Ben Lomond. At the formation of the band all five members lived in the San Lorenzo Valley but that his since changed. Even Kyle, who grew up in Ben Lomond, now lives just outside the San Lorenzo Valley area, but we still claim Ben Lomond has our true home and although there is more than a little bit of tongue and cheek in our “Cougar pride”, our fascination with Bigfoot, or even our self-anointed “Mountain Men” moniker; the truth is we do love where we’ve grown up and it’s fun for us to talk about and show people our funny little town that is Ben Lomond.

A few weeks ago we played some songs and did an interview with Jim Agius and Tom Gaffey or the Onstage With Jim and Tom series that takes place at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma. The Santa Cruz Mountains often get brought up in these types of conversations but this one went a little deeper than most. I have absolutely no way of knowing this but I’d say you can’t find a podcast that has talked about Ben Lomond more than this one. So while that might turn many of you away, for all you Ben Lomond residents (current or former), small-town enthusiasts, or Coffis Brothers fanatics (yeah, you know who you are), we think this interview is right up your alley. And FYI, we do talk about topics other than Ben Lomond, such as Taco Bell, and music of course. We hope you enjoy. Here’s the link to the full interview and performance.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that we did play some music while we were with Jim and Tom. Here are the four songs we recorded that night at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma.

We Will Meet Again
The Other Side
Too Good To Let Go

Tim Bluhm and The Coffis Men

We’ve got a pretty fun weekend ahead of us. We’re playing in Big Sur, Fairfax, and Chico and we’re opening shows for Tim Bluhm each night. That alone would be enough reason for us to be excited. But that’s not it. For each of these shows we will be playing a set as the Coffis Brothers and also playing a full set backing Tim Bluhm.

I try to make these blog posts informative but also kinda silly and not too serious. This one isn’t any different, but before we get to the silly and not too serious part, I do want to say that we’ve long looked up to Tim and getting to be his band is a huge thrill for us. We love the songs we’re playing, and we’re just really excited to get to show this to audiences.
In between a week in Hawaii and a week rafting down a river in Idaho, Tim took a little bit of time to chat about this new band and these upcoming shows. Here’s the interview with Tim Bluhm.

Kellen Coffis: Thanks for joining us, Tim. How are things?

Tim Bluhm: I’m doing fine, just wrapping up a few things before heading into the mountains for a week.

KC: We love the mountains over here at We’re very familiar with them. Looks like you’ve been super busy working, so can you tell us what you’ve been up to this last week?

TB: Oh, I was busy hanging out in Hawaii. It’s been a tough summer so far.

KC: Sounds like it. What island were you on?

TB: Big Island. Lots of lava there. Some of it is brand new.

KC: I’m more of a small island guy myself. I prefer the less touristy places like Oahu. There’s a great Cheesecake Factory over there if you ever make it back.

TB: Yeah you guys don’t get out of your mountains much, huh?

KC: It’s been a while. Anyway, let’s get to the reason why we’re here. Looks like you’ve got some shows lined up. Anything you can tell us about these shows or is it just the same ol’ Tim bluhm playing the same ol’ Tim bluhm songs?

TB: Oh yeah, I meant to ask you guys if you would play these shows with me.

KC: I’ll check our calendar but we could probably pull it off. Maybe we can call it Tim Bluhm and the Coffis Brothers and the Mountain Men. What do you think?

TB: That might be too many syllables there. There are already enough syllables in the lyrics to last us a year.

KC: Well, you’re the songwriter so I’ll trust you on the syllables thing. Calendar says we’re free. Let’s do it. What songs do you want to play?

TB: The songs are pretty straightforward. Actually, maybe there’re a couple weird things. But I’m sure you’ll do great. But we definitely won’t have time to rehearse.

KC: So is this a new band for you? How’d you find these guys? I imagine they must have outlasted dozens of other contenders in a rigorous audition process, right?

TB: Um, yeah. Pretty much. We played one show together, the closing set at Hipnic XI, and it sounded really good to me. A really full, yet dynamic band with expert harmony singing.

KC: You’ve played in many bands throughout your career, in what way is this one different? And why, with only one show under you, have you been so vocal about calling this the very best band you have played in? Or did I make that up?

TB: Did I say that?

KC: Must have been someone else. Anyway, tell us about these upcoming shows and generally what you will be doing at these shows.

TB: I would say I haven’t played in as many bands as some guys my age, but a few for sure. It’s fun to mix it up and to play songs that don’t get heard much. That’s the cool part of playing with new combos. I can play songs that aren’t Hips songs but they sound good with a band. Joking aside, we’ve worked up a long list of my songs from my new record, my previous 5 solo records and some brand new ones, too.

KC: Well, we can’t wait to hear it/I can’t wait to play it. I see you’re playing in Big Sur, Fairfax, and Chico next week. Those are great towns. Have you spent much time in any of those places?

TB: I love all of those places and I have spent lots of time in each of them. My new house is a couple blocks from the Fairfax venue.

KC: Well, thanks so much for taking the time to sit down with me. I’m really looking forward to the shows.

KC: Can you add me and a plus one to the guest list for the weekend?

KC: Also, I might need a place to crash in Fairfax. Got any room for me and four other guys?

KC: Maybe we can carpool or something? Ya know, save some gas money?

KC: Tim?

KC: Alright, see ya Thursday.

June 27- Fernwood Resort, Big Sur
June 28- 19 Broadway, Fairfax
June 29- The Commons, Chico

Coffis Brothers Sweet 16

Is your bracket a total mess? Are there red lines marked on seemingly every inch of paper? Was New Mexico State’s Round 1 loss a bracket buster for you? (What was I thinking? New Mexico St in the Final Four?) Do you have any idea what we’re talking about? For all of you whose brackets have been crumpled up and thrown away after the first weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, we’re giving you a clean slate. In honor of of March Madness, which has been celebrated in the Coffis household for decades, we decided to make our very own Coffis Brothers Sweet 16.

We have very carefully, hand-selected (eh, I just sorta chose the first ones I thought of) 16 of our songs and put them in a bracket format for you to vote on. For you super fans who love a Cinderella Story, this is your chance to get that deep-cut that no one else knows about into a Final Four, and for those of you who root for the Duke’s and North Carolina’s, take care of business and make sure the “Hits” see their way to another Championship. If you still don’t have a clue what we’re talking about, don’t worry about it. It’s pretty simple. All week long we will be putting our songs in a head-to-head matchup over on our Instagram Story until we have just one song remaining, and that one song will forever be dubbed the greatest of all Coffis Brothers songs. Well, probably not, but I thought this could be fun and we’d love your participation. Tune into our Instagram all week long to follow the results and get a peak at the full bracket below.

2018 Year In Review

We did it! We’ve made it to the end of the year and also to my favorite post of the year. It’s one of those posts where we talk about how we can’t believe how fast the year has gone, or maybe we could go with the “actually, this year felt even longer than normal” take, but I don’t have any sort of hot take about if 2018 felt long or short or if it was great or terrible.

As I reflect about the past year I do think that 2018 will be a very memorable and notable year for the Coffis team. At least it feels like that right now. Once again we played more shows than any other year, we completed our first full calendar year with Sam as our drummer, we played at the legendary Strawberry Music Festival, we got to play a handful of shows with one of our favorite bands, The Mother Hips, and we played at our good friend’s new brewery (Humble Sea Brewing Co). Without going too far into all of the crazy sleepless traveling we did, or the times we couldn’t believe how hot it was in the backseat of the van, or what seemed like the ten thousand times we loaded our gear in and out of a venue, (and we use the word venue very loosely), I think what has stood out most about 2018 is all the people we’ve met at our shows over the years that we saw so many times in 2018 and have formed real relationships with. I hesitate to call them fans because they feel more like good friends at this point and we’re so grateful and thankful to all of you who take time out of your days and nights to go see us perform. We are very aware of the effort and money it takes for you to come to even one show, let alone dozens of shows some of you have gone to. If you’re reading this then I’d imagine you’re probably one of those people we’re talking about and we’d just like to say thank you. We hope that you’ve enjoyed every one of our shows no matter how early or late it was, how hot or cold it was, how loud or quiet we were, (usually loud) and most of all we hope that every show was very musical for you.

2019 we’ll begin the the 9th year that Jamie, Kyle and I have been performing under the name The Coffis Brothers, which is pretty amazing to think about. Along the way we picked up Aidan and Sam who have become great partners in music and also great friends, but for all the crazy things we’ve done and for all the hundreds and hundreds of shows we’ve played, it’s really refreshing to know that without a doubt I can say we’re having more fun than we’ve ever had and are more excited than we’ve ever been about the band. On the second day of 2019 we’ll officially start recording our fourth full length album. We’re beyond excited to get to work on it and we can’t wait to show it to you all when it’s done (don’t hold your breath though.) Happy New Year, everyone, and for one last time in 2018 we’d like to say thank you all so so much. Your support means more to us than you could know.

Love,  Jamie, Kellen, Sam, Aidan, and Kyle

Here’s a look back at some of our most memorable moments of 2018

Castoro Cellars, Templeton, February

Kate Wolf Music Festival, Laytonville, June

Santa Ynez, October

Downtown Santa Cruz, December


Redwood Mountain Faire, Felton, June

San Luis Obispo, February

Santa Cruz, April



3rd Annual SLV Soccer Fundraiser Concert

On Friday December 21st we will be performing our third San Lorenzo Valley High-School Soccer Fundraiser Concert. Given that this is our third year in a row doing this, you probably know the backstory by now, but in case you don’t, here’s the abridged version. Jamie, Kyle, and myself all played soccer for San Lorenzo Valley High-School for four years. After graduating from SLV, I coached the Boy’s Junior Varsity team for four years before taking over the Girl’s Varsity team three years ago. For the past two seasons Jamie has been my assistant coach and we’ve had a blast doing it. Being the head coach of a Varsity Soccer team and being in a traveling band has certainly been a bit of a juggling act but we’ve always been able to pull it off. Sometimes it involves sprinting out of a practice to a gig and changing out of soccer shorts into jeans at the venue but it’s always worth it.

These fundraiser concerts have not only been a good way of raising money for the girl’s but also a fun way to show the team what Jamie and I are up to when we’re not on a soccer field. If you find yourself free on Friday December 21st we hope you come out to San Lorenzo Valley High School and check out their new Performing Arts Center where we will be performing. Our good friend, and SLV Alum, Henry Chadwick will be opening the show. Here’s some pictures of the girl’s soccer players that will be benefitting from you attending this show. They’re awesome kids. Show them support this Friday night.

San Lorenzo Valley High School Performing Arts Center, Felton
December 21st
Doors 7pm Show 7:30pm
Henry Chadwick opens


10/20, Moe’s Alley, & TP

On October 20th we return to Moe’s Alley in our hometown of Santa Cruz. Of course, we’re really excited to be back playing at Moe’s especially given that this is our first club date in Santa Cruz since May, so it feels long overdue. In addition to the normal excitement of playing a local show, October 20th is a date that’s marked on the Coffis calendar every year but has even a little extra significance this year.

Earlier this month marked the year anniversary of Tom Petty’s passing and October 20th would be Tom’s 68th Birthday. In the year since, we’ve started to play his songs on stage pretty regularly which is not something we did as much of before, oddly enough. I think we were playing You Wreck Me but that was about it. I’m not sure really why that was, but probably sort of out of respect to those songs or something. And like so many others, we’re still just as sad about Tom’s passing as we were a year ago, but throughout this year we’ve had a lot of fun playing his songs and the opportunities to play them continue to pop up. There was our show October 6th at Sutter Creek Provisions where there was so much Tom Petty memorabilia in the venue that it only felt right to play a half dozen Petty tunes, or earlier this Summer when John Craigie asked us to back him up on a set of Petty tunes at the Kate Wolf Music Festival, which still feels like one of the highlight sets of our year. But even aside from the real heavy Petty nights, we’ve been playing a song or two most nights seemingly. We played It’s Good To Be King at the Strawberry Music Festival, Love Is A Long Road on the Stompin’ Grounds Stage at the Whale Rock Music Festival, we encored our set at the Redwood Mountain Faire with Runnin’ Down a Dream and You Wreck Me, which featured a very surprised McCoy Tyler on lead guitar, and even made a video of Rebels at a distillery in Templeton ( Some nights they might feel really emotional and it can be difficult to get through, and other nights they’re just fun and sort of healing.

Tom Petty set at Kate Wolf with John Craigie

It turns out that we weren’t the only who had Tom’s Birthday on the calendar because we’ve noticed a lot of Tom Petty tribute shows going on that night which is really cool to see. Our show at Moe’s Alley will not be one of those Tom Petty Tribute Shows, but it was no accident that we chose this date to play in Santa Cruz. Whether we’re conscious of it or not, everything we do is in some way a tribute to Tom, and October 20th at Moe’s Alley will be no exception to that. If there’s one thing that might stand above everything else that Tom taught us, it was the importance of a song. So yeah, we’re going to play mostly Coffis Brothers songs that night. I think in some ways that’s as much of a tribute to Tom as anything we can do. With that said, if you think we’re going to play a show on Tom Petty’s Birthday in our hometown and not play at least a few Tom Petty songs then you don’t know us very well. And we can get pretty liberal with “a few” when it comes to Tom Petty songs. Tom Petty’s songs are our very favorite songs in the world and we want them to continue to be heard and played so we’re going to do our small part to make sure they always are.

Castoro Cellars in Templeton playing “It’s Good To Be King”

We look forward to seeing lots of friends, family, and fans at this show. We’re really excited to have our good friend, Taylor Rae who will be bringing her band with her to open the show. If you live in Santa Cruz then I’m sure you’re already familiar with Taylor, but if you aren’t then I’d really recommend you make a point to see her. You’ll love her.

The Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men at Moe’s Alley

Saturday October 20th
8pm Doors
9pm Show
with Taylor Rae

Lying on the stage at Moe’s Alley during “You Wreck Me” on October 13th, 2017

Sneak Peak Into Whale Rock Music & Arts 2018 With Luke Udsen

A little over a year ago we got an email from a guy named Luke to play at a festival called Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival. We weren’t very familiar with the festival as it was the first year under its new name (formerly Beaverstock,) we hadn’t met Luke before, but we pretty quickly agreed to play the festival. Soon after, Luke offered to shoot some live performance videos for us, so he and his three person video crew drove up to Ben Lomond from Paso Robles on a weekday and shot some videos on our parent’s back deck, and the videos turned out great. Check them out. (You And Me, Bad Luck Thing Called Love) A few months later we spent three days at Castoro Cellars in Templeton during Whale Rock and had a blast. We played two sets at the festival, we were treated really well by everyone, and we met a bunch of good people.

In the last year we’ve made several stops back at Castoro Cellars including playing a couple of shows at their tasting room, and each time we come we’re treated like family. We even shot a few more videos. (Whiskey SongRebels (Tom Petty) We’re really excited to be returning to Whale Rock this year (September 15 & 16) and we’d love to let more people know about the fine work they’re doing down in Templeton at Castoro Cellars during these two days at Whale Rock. We had the pleasure of talking with that guy I was telling you about, Luke Udsen just days before the sixth Whale Rock Music Festival. Here’s our conversation.

Kellen Coffis: Thanks for joining us, Luke, how’s it going?

Luke Udsen: It’s going great, man! Getting everything ready for the fun to come.

KC: What’s your involvement with this festival, Luke? Should we call you the CEO? General Manager? Producer? Editor-in-chief? What is it you say you do there at the Whale Rock headquarters.

LU: I definitely wear a lot of hats, but primarily I would say I’m the promoter. I handle all of the booking for Whale Rock and most of the marketing, promoting, etc. It’s definitely a group effort but that’s sort of my realm in a nutshell. 

KC: Interesting. So help me out here. I’m familiar with many different genres of music and rock like hard rock, alternative rock, folk rock, even yacht rock, but I’ve never heard of whale rock. Can you tell me what whale rock is and do all of these bands at the festival only play whale rock? I’m a big yacht rock fan. I’d imagine yacht rock and whale rock go together well.

LU: Oh for sure, that’s written into every band’s contract. Whale sounds, long, short, subtle, must be incorporated in some way throughout the set. In all seriousness, Whale Rock is the name of the vineyard the festival takes place in and the name comes from the petrified whale bones we find all throughout the vineyard.

KC: Okay. That makes sense. So the festival takes place on a winery. Castoro Cellars, right? Will you be serving some of this wine at the festival? Or do you just keep it for yourself?

LU: Oh, we serve plenty of wine at the festival, but if you want the really good stuff, you gotta find me and I’ll pour it from my bota bag.

KC:Great. I love wine from a bag. That’s the best stuff. So I know this is a music festival and that it’s on a winery, but what if I hate music and don’t drink wine? Got anything for me to do there?

LU:Oh yeah. We’ve got all kinds of stuff, for instance, craft beer, cider, kombucha (it’s all the rage these days), yoga, arts & crafts, silent disco, even a tea garden this year! If you’re a kid you’re in even more luck with free face painting, a musical petting zoo and natural fallen oak playground.

KC: Looks like you’ve done your homework. But what if I don’t like music, can’t, draw, don’t have kids, am allergic to fur, am more of a cross fitter than a yogi, and only drink coors light. Got anything for me now, wise guy?

LU: Absolutely. We’ve got an exit, unless you’re into BBQ, then we’ve got you covered.

KC: Well, I do love BBQ. Okay, I’m back in. Let’s talk music now. Looks like you’ve had a pretty wide range of bands come through the vineyard over the years. How’s the lineup looking this year?

LU: Yeah for sure we’ve had so many amazing artists over the years and this year is no different. There are touring bands coming from all over the country playing all kinds of music and most importantly they all play really good music. Good music that people can easily connect with. At least that’s the goal.

KC:That sounds great. I love good music. It’s my favorite. I’m also really into five piece bands rock bands. You know like, two guitars, bass, drums, keys, and maybe one’s with brothers. Got anything like that?

LU: Bummer, I didn’t book any of those this year. I did book this band called the Mountain Men. They shred

KC: Yeah, I think I know those guys.

LU :Yeah, their drummer, Sam is a real hard ass dude.

KC: Never mind. Must be a different band.  So you’ve got some great national touring acts but can I give you a tip? There’s a ton of great bands in the San Luis Obispo area. You ever think to have any of them at Whale Rock?

LU: For sure, we’ve actually got a nice mix of those suckers: Miss Leo & Her Bluegrass Boys, Nicole Stromose, B & The Hive, Mannequins By Day, Samba Loca, Arthur Watership, and Jade Jackson

KC: Good call. And again I think a five piece rock band from a beach town could really pull this whole festival together. Just a thought. This sounds like a great festival though and you’re starting to sell me on this, but I’m not quite sold. Is there anything else you can tell me to suede me into coming? I mean you seem like a nice guy and all but I don’t really know if I want to give you money to buy more of those hats you seem to wear so many of.

LU: Well, you my friend are in luck! Just by attending Whale Rock you are directly benefiting the Templeton High School music program. You buy a hat, a kid gets a trumpet or something along those lines…maybe a clarinet. Its totally worth it, even if you bought a ticket and decided to stay home and crossfit with your bros instead.

KC: Yeah, I’ve gotta get my pump on so we’ll see if I make it, but that’s good to know. I know there’s been a name change with the festival but by my count, 2018 makes this the sixth year of the festival. Is that correct?

LU: Yes sir, number six it is, kinda crazy for us. Seems like only yesterday she was born and finding her way. Now she’s all grown up.

KC: While we’re on the topic of being born yesterday and finding her way. I understand you’ve had some rather important changes to your life since Whale Rock number five.

LU: Indeed I have! My wife and I welcomed our daughter Ella into our lives in April, and she has been the boss ever since. She was actually at Whale Rock last year but was probably only the size of a kidney bean.

KC: Congratulations. Will Ella be making an appearance at the festival? Any bands she’s looking forward to seeing?

LU: Oh yeah, she’ll be there for sure. She’s super into all kinds of music but she definitely likes that band that sings “You And Me” and “Bad Luck.” I’m spacing on their name, but she loves their stuff.

KC: Sounds like a bright kid. I think we’ll get along really well. Alright, so this is what I’m hearing: There’s good live music, a variety of alcohols, dancing, exercising, animals, food, and were raising money for a high-school music program. Sounds like you’ve covered it all. Well done. Anything I’m missing? Any last messages you’d like to tell the people.

LU: There are two types of people. Those who Whale Rock and those who sit at home and watch everyone’s instagram stories….who do you want to be? I’ll take the whale any day.

KC: And remind me where and when this is happening, and if tickets are still available.

LU: It all goes down in the Whale Rock Vineyard at Castoro Cellars Winery September 15th & 16th and tickets are currently still available at

KC: Sounds like a good time. I think I’ll go. Why don’t you throw me on the guest list and I’ll see you there on September 15th.

LU: You got it! 



Redwood Mountain Faire 2018

According to our records, we have spent six of the last seven years at the same place during the first weekend of June. On June 2nd it’ll become seven for eight as we return to the Redwood Mountain Faire in Felton at Roaring Camp. This festival has seemingly become a staple in our calendar, and whether we’re on stage under our own name, or backing friends like Henry Chadwick, the Redwood Mountain Faire is a weekend we look forward to every year so we were very excited to be asked to headline Saturday June 2nd this year.

Last year we wrote about our history with the faire going back to its original site at Highlands Park in the 90’s ( so this year I thought I’d share some of our most memorable experiences at the Redwood Mountain Faire from this last decade.

Redwood Mountain Faire, 2017. Photo by Steve Kuehl.

In 2011 we had just recorded our first album, and with only a handful of gigs under our belts we were pretty damn excited that we were going to be playing the Redwood Mountain Faire that Summer. I hesitate in even bringing up this story for fear that it will happen again, but for a proper and accurate history of the Coffis Brothers at the RMF, the storm year needs to be included. You know those Summer days in Santa Cruz when it’s cloudy and cold and just dumps rain incessantly all day? Of course you don’t! That never happens! Anyway, I’m sure you can predict how this story ends. If you can’t, here’s how it ended. It rained all day and we played outside in the rain. It goes without saying that 2011 wasn’t our most enjoyable experience at the faire but the years that followed have more than made up for the storm of 2011.

In 2012 and 2013 we were back at the faire on sunny Saturday’s playing on the Meadow Stage. Over those two years we got to enjoy sets from friend’s bands including the Brothers Comatose and Wooster as well as discover bands we didn’t know at the time but would eventually share the stage with like The Soft White Sixties.

In 2014 we played as My Stupid Brother, led by Henry Chadwick. A couple days earlier, under the Coffis Brothers title, we were in San Luis Obispo opening for Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real who would be headlining the faire on that Saturday. We ran into Lukas that day and he asked us to sing some backups for him on an Al Green tune. We didn’t really know what we were doing but our nerves were calmed after receiving some kind words from Lukas’ bass player as we walked on stage saying, “the singing is less important. It’s all about the backup dancing.” We surely did not nail that aspect, but nonetheless we had a great time.

In 2015 we spent that Saturday driving back from Portland so we could close out the Creekside Stage on Sunday. Somewhere along that drive Kyle got violently sick and spent most of that Sunday morning with his head near a toilet bowl. Kyle was a trooper though and played the whole set like a champ. We never could identify exactly what caused the illness but the leading suspect was a less than ideal Round Table Pizza in Yreka, California and their ranch dressing.

2016 was our one year away from the RMF but we were back on the bill in 2017. As memorable as our Meadow Stage set was on Saturday (for not exactly all the right reasons,) getting to play in an impromptu set with our friend, Taylor Rae, where we traded songs back and forth on an acoustic guitar on Sunday was certainly a highlight of that weekend for us.

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been involved with the RMF for so many years now. We feel really lucky to be involved in an event like this in the town where we grew up. We are very excited for this year’s faire and we feel honored to have been asked to close out the Meadow Stage on Saturday June 2nd. We want to thank all the good people who help make this weekend happen every year, as well as the the San Lorenzo Valley community as a whole for being such a supportive audience to us for these last eight years. We can’t wait to see you all Saturday at Roaring Camp.

RMF 2016. Photo by Michael Pegram

Redwood Mountain Faire 2014 with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

Redwood Mountain Faire 2013

Redwood Mountain Faire 2012.

The Month Of May

When one month is coming to an end and a new month is starting, I like to click on that right arrow on my Google calendar and see what we’ve got going on during that upcoming month. Sometimes that click is not as climactic as I would hope, but most of the time it’s as thrilling as it sounds. Going from April to May of 2018 was one of those “thrilling” clicks.

We’re kicking off the month on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe for two shows that includes a Cinco de Mayo Birthday celebration. We’ve got three nights in a row in one of our favorite college towns, a quick trip to wine country, a beer festival, a Palooza, a hometown hoe-down/show-down/throw-down/Moe’s-down? (“Moe’s-down” is pretty good, right?) and, well I can’t think of anything clever for our May 12th show at the Sweetwater Music Hall with David Luning, but it’s the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley so it speaks for itself. Let’s talk more about that one.

On Saturday May 12th we will be returning to the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley. The first time we played at Sweetwater was in June of 2015 where we got to open for The Dirty Knobs who feature Mike Campbell. I don’t think we need to go into why that was exciting for us. Over the next few years we returned a couple times but most notably in April, 2017 when we were back for two nights in a row opening for another one of our heroes, Jackie Greene during his six night run there. Along with those three shows, we also were recently involved in a tribute show to Glen Campbell that featured, Tim Bluhm. On May 12th we will be sharing the bill with North Bay artist, David Luning. For you Santa Cruz piggies, you may be familiar with David as he is regularly played on KPIG. If you aren’t familiar then you can check him out here.

Tickets for May 12th are on sale now.

Sweetwater Music Hall June, 2015.

We would be remiss if we didn’t show a little extra love to our show on Friday May 18th at Moe’s Alley. Moe’s has become a special venue for us and we always get a little extra excited to play in Santa Cruz. The Sextones from Reno will be joining us for the night. Grab your tickets and see you at Moe’s Alley on the 18th.

May Shows:

May 4th- Alibi Ale Works, Truckee

May 5th- Crystal Bay Casino, Red Room (After party show for Hot Buttered Rum + Kyle Hollingsworth Band)

May 12th- Livermore Valley Craft Beer Festival

May 12th- Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley with David Luning

May 17th- Blue Note, Napa

May 18th- Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, The Sextones open

May 24th- Frog & Peach Pub, San Luis Obispo

May 25th- Sweet Spring, Los Osos

May 26th- Firestone Walker Taproom

Sailing Away On The Humble Sea

There are a lot of boxes you need to check if you’re going to be in a rock and roll band. You know, obvious things like having a great rhythm section, or owning a lot of denim. Maybe less obvious, but equally important, is to have some good friends who own a brewery. In 2017, after years of dehydration and who knows how many cases of Budweiser and Coors Light, we finally got to check off that box as Humble Sea Brewing Company opened their doors to their tap room on the West Side of Santa Cruz. We’ve been pretty vocal about our support for Humble Sea for a while now so we’re very excited to be playing their 1 Year Anniversary Party on Saturday March 17th.

We’re very excited for the Humble Sea team and their success this past year and we’ve had a lot of fun being a part, although small, of their journey. We played their first mini festival last June; in 2016 Humble Sea sold their beer to the public for the first time during our two night run at Don Quixote’s, and a year later they did a full on tap takeover at DQ’s where they served the Mountain Man Pale Ale, and the IPAin’t Leavin, which in my opinion are still some of the most most melodic beers they’ve ever made. But even beyond that, we’ve been lucky enough to be involved in Humble Sea for years. In 2014 we got to try some of the first incarnations of Humble Sea at owner and head brewer, Nick Pavlina’s Wedding; and a decade before that at San Lorenzo Valley High School and Junior High I don’t remember a day going by where owners Taylor and Frank weren’t talking about their dream of one day of serving hazy New England style IPA’s at their very own brewery. Alright, that last part isn’t totally true, we were mostly talking about basketball, but the point is these guys have been working their asses off and we’re really excited for all our friends at Humble Sea and are really looking forward to celebrating their first year open. Jamie took it upon himself to write a song for Humble Sea and we recently performed it in their barrel room, which is where we’ll be performing Saturday March 17th at 5:30pm. Have a listen and see ya Saturday.

When your friends are so good they write a song about your brewery on a whim. The Coffis Brothers and their band of mountainous men will be playing at our 1 Year Anniversary Parking Lot Party! this Saturday, March 17, from 5:30-7:30 on the barrel room.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Tickets are free and all are welcome.Party starts at 11am and goes until 10pm!

Posted by Humble Sea Brewing Co. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018