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Coffis Brothers Do Everly Brothers

On Friday August 28, 2015 we will be performing our second Tribute to The Everly Brothers show at The Kuumbwa Jazz Center in downtown Santa Cruz. We had such a good time doing this show last September that we knew we had to do it at least one more time. In the past 11 months we’ve had a great time playing these Everly Brothers songs wherever we go. On November 28 we played “Wake Up Little Susie” during our debut at the Fillmore opening for Jackie Greene. On February 7th we were back at the Fillmore and played “Love is Strange” to a sold out room, and on June 29 we encored with “Gone Gone Gone” to a raucous crowd at the Kate Wolf Music Festival. We never knew we would have so much fun learning and playing these songs and we are very excited to be back at the Kuumbwa playing the music of some of the pioneers of Rock and Roll Music. We hope you’ll join us for this special night.

http://kuumbwajazz.org/calendar/the-coffis-brothers-the-mountain-men/

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Summer Preview 2015

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time for our Summer Preview for 2015! (And yes, we know this is the first time we’ve done one of these but just act like this is an annual thing you look forward to reading every year. Thanks.)

We have a lot to look forward to this Summer including playing at some new festivals, returning to some of our kate wolf posterfavorite’s, and playing with some of our favorite musicians and bands.

We are very excited to be making our debut at both the Kate Wolf Festival (June 25-28, Laytonville) and the Petaluma Music Festival (August 1st, Petaluma.) Artists at those festivals include The Wood Brothers, ALO, Smokey Robinson, Lukas Nelson & POTR, and our good friends Sherry Austin and Henhouse. We are also really excited to be making our return to the Redwood Mountain Faire (May 30-31, Felton). This takes place in our hometown of the San Lorenzo Valley at the beautiful Roaring Camp and is a local event that we look forward to every year. This will be our first time playing at the faire since 2013. You can catch us there on Saturday May 3oth along with The Meters Experience, Birds of Chicago, and Edge of the West, among others.

petaluma music festival posterIn addition to these festivals we have to highlight a couple shows we are particularly excited with. On Sunday May 31st we will be at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco opening for Jackie Greene. Jackie has been one of our favorite songwriters, guitarists, and performers for the past five years and it’s a huge thrill for us to be able to play with him on another legendary stage in San Francisco. Tickets are still available so we hope you’ll join us. (http://tickets.gamh.com/events/500480/jackie-greene/)

While we’re on the topic of our favorite guitarists, on June 10th we will be opening for the rocker, hall of famer, and heartbreaker, Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz. We really can’t say enough about much we look up to Mike Campbell and how much his music has influenced us. This is a rare treat to have Campbell, and the Knobs, in Santa Cruz and at such an intimate venue like Moe’s Alley. We played with the Knobs last April in Santa Barbara so it comes with the greatest pleasure to be able to open for them in our hometown. You won’t want to miss this one! (http://www.moesalley.com/artist.php?id=2144&artist=The_Dirty_Knobs_with_Mike_Campbell,_Jason_Sinay,_Matt_Laug,_Lance_Morrison)

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San Francisco: Slim’s March 15th

Our last three visits to San Francisco haven’t been bad. On February 7th we played to a sold out crowd at The Fillmore opening for Poor Man’s Whiskey. On November 25th we celebrated Jackie Greene’s Birthday, also on stage at The Fillmore, when we opened for him on night one of his two nights there; and on October 25th we just enjoyed a Rock and Roll show by Delta Spirit, also at The Fillmore. Oh, and we watched the Giants beat the Royals in Game 4 of the World Series. That was cool, too. Our next visit to San Francisco comes this Sunday, March 15th, when we make our debut at Slim’s as the headliner.(http://www.slimspresents.com/events/2015-03-15/the-coffis-brothers/.)

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We will be making our headlining debut at Slim’s on March 15th where we will be joined by The Lady Crooners, and Karmen Buttler. We are very excited to be playing this legendary venue so DVR The Walking Dead (or whatever your Sunday night program is,) and come join us at Slim’s on Sunday March 15th at 7pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/411987868968958/

The Fillmore! Again…

On February 7th, our buddies, Poor Man’s Whiskey will be headlining The Fillmore and WE will be opening the show. We’re excited. It seems that every time we run into PMW it happens to be somewhere spectacular. We met PMW in 2013 at The Redwood Mountain Faire at Roaring Camp in Felton. Since then we’ve run into them in Bend, Oregon on the Summer Solstice at the 4 Peaks Music Festival, and again on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska at Salmonstock. And although those festivals put us in some of the most special places we’ve ever been, for us, The Fillmore tops just about anything.

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On Saturday February 7th we will be returning to The Fillmore for our second time when we open for Poor Man’s Whiskey! In addition to PMW’s set of originals, they will be covering Paul Simon’s Graceland album, which we’ve heard is like a pretty alright album. Oh, and Hot Buttered Rum will be joining PMW for their two sets. The point is we want you to be there with us. Show and ticket information is below.

February 7th- The Fillmore, San Francisco, (supporting Poor Man’s Whiskey)

Doors- 8pm

Show- 9pm

http://thefillmore.com/event/poor-mans-whiskey-with-the-coffis-brothers/?instance_id

https://www.facebook.com/events/310828955779306/

 

Happy New Year! Two Nights at Don Quixote’s Jan 9th & 10th

Happy New Year folks! Once again we want to thank you all for your support in 2014. It was a year we will never forget. We had a great time in Monterey on New Year’s Eve but we are excited and ready for our two night run at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton.

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On January 9th and 10th we will be headlining Don Quixote’s. We are very excited as this is our hometown venue and the venue in which we played some of our first shows as well as some of the biggest shows. We have played with The Brothers Comatose, The Easy Leaves, Pegi Young, Scary Little Friends, Carolyn Sills, Amee Chapman, We Became Owls among others.  We are also excited because we are lucky enough to have two great bands opening each show.

On January 9th local artist, Taylor Rae, will drive her band up from Los Angeles to open the show. Rae is a young songwriter with a powerful voice that is backed by her 9 piece band. Rae and her band will be making their debut at Don Quixote’s. They will open the show on January 9th at 8pm. http://taylorraemusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TaylorRaeMusic1/info?tab=page_info

On January 10th our good friends, The McCoy Tyler Band will join us. This will be the third year in a row that we have teamed up with McCoy at Don Quixote’s in the winter. The McCoy Tyler Band is one of our favorite bands anywhere and we always enjoy sharing the stage with them. In addition to that McCoy is one of our favorite songwriters and guitar players and we often drag him on stage with us for a few songs following his band’s set. http://mccoytylerband.wix.com/other-final https://www.facebook.com/mccoytylermusic

Both shows start at 8pm and are just a measly $10. We will be giving away free posters each night so get there early and grab one before they’re gone. We can’t wait to kick off the year at Don Quixote’s and we hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/734136620007450/

2014: Year in Review

It’s hard to fathom that 2014 is coming to an end, but it is, and before we step into 2015 we want to take a look back at 2014. In 2014 we released our second full length album, Wrong Side of The Road, we traveled more miles than ever before, and we played in front of the biggest audiences we’ve ever played. So here’s a quick look back at the year we had. catalyst jackie greene

In 2014 we played in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Alaska. We played shows in theaters, amphitheaters, faire’s, festivals, parks, restaurants, breweries, wineries, cafes, bars, pubs, taverns, night clubs, country clubs, radio stations, a gym, a house, and a parking lot. We played in the AM, the PM, on FM and on AM. We played birthday party’s, anniversary party’s, and weddings. We played benefits for fire fighters, a children’s museum, and dogs. We played Salmonstock, Oyster Grass, the White Eagle, the Fox & Goose, the Crazy Horse, and the Frog & Peach. We played for a bunch of hippies, with Trigger Hippy, and dressed as hippies. We played shows and festivals with The Dirty Knobs, The Mother Hips, some Hard Working Americans, as well as our Scary Little Friends. We played with Jackie Greene, Red Wanting Blue, and Soft White Sixties. With Hot Buttered Rum and Poor Man’s Whiskey, The Brothers Comatose, Brother Grimm My Stupid Brother, and even pretended to be The Everly Brothers. We Became Owls, and we had an Elephant Revival with The Revivalists. We did that thing we do with Mike Viola, and practiced our scissor kicks with Lukas Nelson. We sang on stage with Mike Campbell and we sang from the crowd with Tom Petty. We got a little help from our friends like Ryan Avellone, Chris Jones, Bridget Law, Jim Lewin, McCoy Tyler, and Andy Zenczak. We got to shows by car, plane, foot, ferry, and even drove Lucinda Williams’ band around Alaska. We played The Catalyst, The El Rey Theater, The Fillmore as well as a high school gym (Presentation High rocks by the way.) We played in radio stations and got played on radio stations. We slept in hotel rooms, motel rooms, cabins, tents, our friend’s living rooms, couches, floors, our van, and something called the “pink sparkle room.” We played shows in front of zero people, 1,000 people, and everything in between. We met so many great people, played with so many great bands, and had fun every second along the way.

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Thanks for the overwhelming support we received this year. We hope you had as much fun as we had in 2014 and that you’ll join us in 2015. We are extremely excited to start 2015 with a two night run at Don Quixote’s in Felton on January 9th and 10th. Joining us will be Taylor Rae, and The McCoy Tyler Band for the 9th and 10th respectively.

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Fillmore with Jackie Greene!

We are often asked what our dream venue to play would be, and although answers have varied over the years, the consensus answer has been The Fillmore in San Francisco. In one week we’ll have to come up with a new response because we’ll have played our dream venue.

On November 28th (Black Friday) we will be opening for Jackie Greene for the first of his two night run at The Fillmore. This will be our first time stepping on the Fillmore stage where we will be playing an acoustic set ahead of one of our favorite musicians in Jackie Greene. If just playing the Fillmore wasn’t enough, having the opportunity once again open for Jackie Greene just makes it that much more special. We are HUGE fans of Jackie and this will mark the fourth time we have opened for him this year, which is like…very cool for us. Tickets are still available but won’t be for long. Grab your tickets while you still can.

http://thefillmore.com/event/jackie-greene/

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In other exciting news, we will be taking a note from Jackie and will be playing two nights of our own at Don Quixote’s in Felton on January 9th and 10th of 2015. We are very excited to be coming back to our home turf and we have some great bands playing with us each night. Mark your calendars and look for more information coming soon.

 

Tribute to The Everly Brothers

As young children we grew up listening to music by artists such as The Beatles, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Elvis, and of course The Everly Brothers. In those same years we experienced being on stage for our first times, often at The Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz when we would join our mom for her children’s music shows. So it will be a bit nostalgic on September 27th when we make our headlining debut at The Kuumbwa to perform a Tribute to The Everly Brothers.

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The Everly Brothers have been a major influence on us, probably even more so than we know, and to have the opportunity to play a full set of their songs is very exciting for us. We’ve been Everly Brothers fans our whole lives but in the past few months we have really been digging into their catalogue, finding songs that we forgot about and songs that we hadn’t heard before. We’ve already had a lot of fun learning, rehearsing, and rearranging these tunes and we hope you’ll be there to hear them on September 27th in Santa Cruz for our Tribute to The Everly Brothers.

A Tribute to The Everly Brothers

Saturday, September 27th Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz

Doors: 7:00pm

Show: 7:30pm

Tix: $21 adv $25 door

http://snazzyproductions.com/2014/06/17/the-coffis-brothers-september-27/

Seafood Fest Summer Tour 2014

We’re hitting the road for our longest tour to date. We are very excited to be returning to cities and festivals we’ve played in the past, as well as venturing to lands that we haven’t yet reached.

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 Our tour kicks off on July 17th in Nevada City for a two night run at the Crazy Horse Saloon which includes a night with our good friends The McCoy Tyler Band (Friday, July 18th.)

Some of the highlights include The Oyster Ridge Music Festival in Kemmerer, Wyoming, and Salmonstock in Ninilchik, Alaska. Headliners at Salmonstock include Lucinda Williams, Hard Working Americans, and Ozomatli.

We are extremely excited to be returning to both Salmonstock, Oyster Grass, and Salt Lake City but we are also very much looking forward to playing in Nevada City, Reno, Jackson Hole, and Seattle for our first time.

Take a look at our calendar and see if we’re coming to a town near you or a friend. Help us spread the word and we hope to see you out on the Wrong Side of the Road.

Salmonstock II

Although we achieved one of our lifelong goals of getting on stage with a Heartbreaker, (Mike Campbell!) we are not calling it quits just yet and we are in fact quite excited about this Summer. We are very excited to announce tours to Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming among others, and of course our return to Alaska to play at Salmonstock for our second time! Check out some of our upcoming dates including a run up to Portland in May and stay tuned for more shows coming soon!

Here we are backstage at SoHo in Santa Barbara with the one and only Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and The Dirty Knobs.

http://www.salmonstock.org/