"Felsen's music is both smart and sexy and is always catchy. It demands repeated listening. This is for Alt Rock fans of Wilco, Radiohead, the Flaming Lips, Beck AND fans of the classic sound of Pink Floyd, the Beach Boys and the Beatles."

Lead by singer/songwriter Scott Mickelson, Bay Area band FAT OPIE continues to reinvent what can be termed "Americana". From the modern, electrified dynamics of their third release Airstream to the all acoustic, live-performance record Otis, FAT OPIE continues to paint both musical and lyrical portraits of contemporary life as an American.

Successes include their song Bullets in My Briefcase winning a national band search sponsored by 7UP/SONICNET(MTV). This included a prize of $15,000. The song Mouth Like a Trucker was featured in the motion picture ALONG THE WAY.

The music stopped for several years when singer/songwriter Scott Mickelson became seriously ill. During that time bassist Robin Hildebrant began building his own recording studio. Inspired by the new possibilities, Mickelson started writing their strongest material to date. The first new single released New Orleans, led to an international distribution deal and a re-release of their growing catalogue.

Their critically acclaimed fifth cd Victoryville was released in Summer of 2012 and is their best work yet.

Victoria George

"Victoria George has the enviable skill of sounding effortless at everything she does, be it country, rock or breezy pop music...this North Bay native simply knows her way around a good tune." Irish Greg- KFOG

Combining the country-flavored vocals of the Dixie Chicks with the tone of Alison Krauss and the roots of Bonnie Raitt, at the end of the day Victoria George has her own sound. One where commercial appeal meets personal commitment. Building her fan base the old-fashioned way, Victoria has spent years growing a grass-roots following here in the Bay Area and beyond. In 2005 she released her first EP, Far As I'm Concerned, which was followed in 2007 by her self-titled full-length effort, Victoria George. These records, and a string of high-profile shows opening for the likes of Junior Brown, Willie Nelson and the Doobie Brothers, landed her a management deal out of Nashville. Reluctant to leave the Bay Area but excited to try her luck in Music City, Victoria moved everything in 2008, where for two-and-a-half years she polished her craft as a songwriter and performer.

With a "been there, done that, what's next" attitude, Victoria is back living in the Bay Area and promoting her new release, Lately I, recorded at Mission Bells Studio in San Francisco. This long awaited release showcases a maturity in her songwriting and a definite honing of her sound. It is simply- California meets Tennessee. "Forever", the first track off the EP was recently chosen by KFOG for their Local Scene 8 compilation.

$7.00 - $10.00

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Appleberry Jam presents Felsen, Fat Opie, and Victoria George

Saturday, August 31 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Starry Plough