The Henry Miller Library Comes Out of Hibernation
January 15, 2012
2011 was an amazing year for the Henry Miller Library, (((folkYEAH!))) and any of the folks that were lucky enough to experience at least one of the high-caliber, intimate performances, which included everybody from MGMT and Fleet Foxes to Ryan Adams and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The only thing that's a bummer about the spot is when the season comes to a close and we have to wait until spring—there will undoubtedly be many more killer surprises in store for 2012—for live music to return to one of California's most special venues.
But, the Henry Miller Library has a winter treat for us: On Wednesday, Jan. 18, The Bee Eaters, (formally known as New Old Stock!) will perform at 6:30pm ($20 at the door) to celebrate the release of their new album Oddfellows Road. The trio—featuring 6-time Grand National Fiddle Champions Tristan and Tashina Clarridge and Simon Chrisman on the hammer dulcimer—have been creating a steady buzz within the bluegrass world since their formation in 2008.
Tony Trischka, banjo master and mentor to banjo genius Bela Fleck, said of the band: “Their impressive ensemble work… leaves me breathless. Their music excites, heals and enriches. Listen often.”
That's good enough advice for me.