KC Turner Presents - Cookout Concert Series
Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe
224 Vintage Way
Novato, CA, 94945
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM
This event is all ages
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Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe
He is one of the enduring hard men of professional sports, logging 34 of his 55 years with professional baseball. Of those years, he has spent a jaw-dropping 25 on the hallowed fields of the Major Leagues as both a hard-charging player and a steely-eyed field general. He has been to the World Series four times- once as a player and three times as a coach, finally wrapping his battered, dusty hands around the World Series Trophy in 2010...and yet again in 2012 and 2014. Impressive credentials for any man, but here's the thing- baseball is only a part of his story.
He is also a prolific and talented songwriter. That's right- this ferociously hard-working baseball legend is also an award-nominated musician who regularly packs venues across the globe. He is a seasoned fingerstyle legend of Americana music with a gift for crafting potent, resonant songs and delivering energetic, emotional live shows.
His name is Tim Flannery and he is writing some of the most gorgeous acoustic music to roll out of California since the halcyon days of the Seventies folk explosion.
"Flan," as he's known to family, friends and players, started playing baseball as a kid and its hold on him has never loosened. As a player for his hometown San Diego Padres, each season would begin with Tim's manager cautioning him that his position would likely go to someone younger, faster or more gifted. A warrior to the core, Flan distilled such negativity into furious motivation, out-running, out-gunning and out-hustling every guy on the team to secure his spot on the roster. Unsurprisingly, his relentless work ethic and fearless playing style made him a fan favorite and to this day, he is a much-beloved icon from the surf breaks of Oceanside, California to the furthest tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.
When his playing career came to a close, Flan took to coaching with the same passion and savvy that propelled him to such auspicious heights as a player. He moved from the minor league system back into the Majors as a third base coach for the Padres, and in 2008 he took over third base coaching duties for the San Francisco Giants, where he patrolled the left side of the field like a wolf, managing the team's offensive attack with equal measures of strategy and pure guts. Flan announced his retirement from baseball shortly after the San Francisco Giants earned their third World Series championship in 5 years.
Tim has spent the majority of his life on the road, balancing his career and his creative drive with the love of his wife and three children. His music explores the depths of emotion that only loneliness and solitude can reveal, as well as the profound emotional highs unlocked in a golden surfing session or in the majesty of a star-spangled sky from a back porch in Kentucky.
Flan's music enjoys radio support across the planet, from the shores of Ireland to beach towns up and down the California coast. He is routinely supported by an obscenely talented band and he has been joined onstage by the likes of Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby, Garth Brooks and Jimmy Buffet. With a voice as smooth as Kentucky bourbon and heart worn on both sleeves, Flan's concerts ebb and flow with brilliant melodies, soaring harmonies and themes of love, travel and connecting with the Great Spirit. And of course, he sings about baseball.
Amber Sweeney is an accomplished soul/rock singer, songwriter, and recording artist who recently signed with Seattle based record label, London Tone Music, to release a single as part of their 52x52: A Year In Your Ear project. Her single “Lone Sailor,” produced by Geoff Ott, was released September 1, 2014 and reached #4 on the iTunes Blues charts upon its release.
In 2013, Amber released two E.P.s: The Starting Line (April 16) and Christmas Time (November 28). Both were released worldwide through CD Baby and are available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, Pandora Radio and more.
Upon release of The Starting Line, Antimusic said, “In an age of auto-tuned so-called singers, a truly gifted singer like roots rocker Amber Sweeney is a breath of much needed fresh air.”
Amber’s music from The Staring Line and Christmas Time have been featured on Seattle Wave Radio, Portland Radio Project, KMUZ, KZME, and KINK’s Homegrown Spotlight, among many other streaming stations worldwide.
Amber’s voice, musical talent, and songwriting have also been featured in two CW television series: One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected ("Flying Machine," "Girl In The Moon," "Quicksand," "Maybe," "Stars," "Feel This" - written by Jonathan Jackson of Enation) while one half of the duo known as Everly. Her voice has also been featured in Stephen King’s film adaptation of Riding The Bullet, while bass player and back up singer for the rock band Enation. She can also be heard on another northwest band’s album, The Alleged Album by One From Many ("Tears We Cry Alone" and "Shape Of Your Heart").
Amber has been privileged to play at a variety of venues over the years, including: Hard Rock Cafe Seattle (Seattle, WA) Maryhill Winery (Goldendale, WA), Bossanova Ballroom (Portland, OR), Genghis Cohen’s (Los Angeles, CA), The Corn Palace (Mitchell, SD), The Whiskey A Go-Go (Los Angeles, CA), The Troubador (Los Angeles, CA) The Rutledge - Tin Pan South (Nashville, TN), Moulton Falls Winery (Yacolt, WA) to name a few. She is known for being engaging and truly entertaining during her live performances.
Along with recording and performing, Amber is involved in a number of local and national organizations: As a radio personality for Portland Radio Project, and as a voting member of The Recording Academy. Amber is also affiliated with ASCAP.
Amber is an advocate to end human trafficking, by supporting Not For Sale (www.notforsalecampaign.org) and Shared Hope International (www.sharedhope.org). She uses her song "Leap" (from The Starting Line E.P) to help open the dialogue about these issues and discuss how others can get involved.
$25 - $30
Enjoy a Sunday evening cookout concert at HopMonk Novato's beer garden with Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe!
$25 ADV General Admission
$43 ADV Admission + Cookout Meal + Beverage
$48 (DAY OF SHOW)
Children 3 and under are free.