Deborah Crooks (Birthday Show!!) and Michael McNevin - Private Parlor Show (($15 adv/$20 day of show))

Born and raised in rural area of California, Deborah grew up surrounded by nature, but close enough to San Francisco to be influenced by the city’s history of social, musical and political upheaval. Her lyric-driven and soul-wise music draws on folk, rock, and Americana and is often compared to Lucinda Williams and The Cowboy Junkies. Her music ventures into everything from funk and reggae to rock and blues, reflecting her expansive and eclectic tastes, a sound which has evolved over her years studying writing and poetics at The Naropa Institute, voice and yoga in Mysore, India, and cowriting and collaborating with her Bay Area peers. She’s released several CDs, and several EPs of critically noted original music, including 2016's Something Special EP, the acclaimed 2013 release, Little Bird (produced by Art Khu and described as "a masterful piece of work"). She again worked with Khu on her 2016's 7-song collection, Beauty Everywhere, which was recorded at the new Tiny Telephone Studio in Oakland. Deborah performs throughout the US, and had her music featured on the PBS Series Road Trip Nation and several compilations including the Songwriters From the Fog Compilation V1. Along with her solo work, she cofounded the band Bay Station with Kwame Copeland; contributed prose and poetry to several stage productions by Deborah Slater Dance Theatre; has led writing groups and spoken about songwriting and creativity at Macworld and SXSW. Additionally, her written work has appeared in many print and online publications including No Depression, The Sun, Common Ground, and “The Thinking Girl’s Guide to Enlightenment” (Seal Press).

Michael McNevin

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Michael McNevin started his career with a six-month stint in New York City, cutting his troubadour teeth in the subways and streets of Greenwich Village. Now a veteran of the folk scene, Michael has logged close to 20 years worth of concerts across the U.S., and he's been a main stager at some of the bigger music festivals around, including the Strawberry, Kerrville, High Sierra, and Philadelphia music festivals. He's been billed in clubs and halls with the likes of Johnny Cash, Shawn Colvin, Donovan, Richie Havens, Christine Lavin, Utah Phillips, and 100s of others on the songwriter circuit. He has a seasoned voice, accomplished steel string guitar work, and a vivid brand of storytelling. He is a past winner of the Kerrville New-folk award in Texas, a 6-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters Association "Song Of The Year" ('91, '92, '97, '98, '05, '09), and was chosen by Performing Songwriter Magazine as a Top 12 "DIY Artist Of The Year". With 5 releases under his belt, and a few hard to find cassettes, his next CD is tentatively titled "Kickin' Tires". Tracks include 'Broom' & 'Scarecrow' (both winners of the WCS 'Song Of The Year' award), 'Phoenixville', 'Pioneer Shindig, & '60 Years Of Sand'. Two of the tracks - 'This Town Is Gonna Change' & 'I Shot Broncho Billy' - are also heard in the indie film "Weekend King", an indie film that features five of his songs in the soundtrack, and casts him in a cameo role as a broke and lovesick bartender. In addition, Michael is an Etch A Sketch artist of some renown, delighting and dumbfounding audiences with his song illustrations on the little red toy. Michael has been a guest on CBS "Evening Magazine", numerous news and entertainment segments on NBC, ABC, and dozens of cable music shows. He also owns and operates the Mudpuddle Shop, in downtown Niles, CA. He's hosted 70+ concerts there, and well over 200 jams in the 6 years he's operated it. It also serves as the Golden Spike Headquarters - a volunteer crew that Michael facilitates for the town, to help the local steam trains gather passengers for rides through the Niles Canyon. His original Etch A Sketch art creations are also a shop attraction -- 20 of them hang on the wall, waiting for an earthquake.

$15.00 - $20.00

Tickets

$15 in advance and $20 day of show online and at the door.

Private Parlor Shows are open to all friends and fans of The Lost Church and the performers.

Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event (parlor shows often sell out), but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.

Online sales are active until 9:30pm the night of show (unless sold out). You can purchase tickets right at the door using a card via your phone and the above Ticketfly.com link. That old-fashioned cash is also accepted, of course.

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