Larry Carlin
Carltone

Read the July 13, 2007, Matt Kramer Pacific Sun story about The Whoreshoes and The Roadoilers here.

Read the June 1, 2007, Matt Kramer Pacific Sun story about Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys here.

Read the January 19, 2007, Matt Kramer Pacific Sun story about Homespun Rowdy and The Barefoot Nellies here.

Read the August 11, 2006, Matt Kramer Pacific Sun story about the Donner Mountain Bluegrass Band here.

Read the July 7, 2006, Matt Kramer Pacific Sun story about the Poor Man's Whiskey and Four Year Bender here.

Read the March 17, 2006, Matt Kramer Pacific Sun story about the Bill Evans String Summit and Rick Jamison here.

Read the January 20, 2006, Matt Kramer Pacific Sun story about John Reischman & The Jaybirds here.

Read the December 9, 2005, Matt Kramer Pacific Sun story about Ray Bonneville here.

Read the October 7, 2005, Matt Kramer Pacific Sun story about the Kleptograss Bluegrass Gold Show here.

Read the May 20, 2005, Matt Kramer Pacific Sun story about Bluegrass Gold's 100th Anniversary Show here.

Read the April 22, 2005, Matt Kramer Pacific Sun story about the Bluegrass Gold six-year anniversary here.

 

BLUEGRASS GOLD
SWEETWATER
152 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-2820

Bluegrass Gold was the longest running bluegrass series in the San Francisco Bay Area. The show began in April of 1999 at Sweetwater Saloon in Mill Valley, CA, and it was produced by Larry Carlin and Carltone Music. 145 shows took place since the series began, and over 12,500 people went through the doors to see bluegrass there. The show featured both local and nationally touring acts, with such notables as Peter Rowan, David Grisman, Maria Muldaur, The Reeltime Travelers, The Kathy Kallick Band, Hot Buttered Rum, The Laurel Canyon Ramblers, Laurie Lewis, and King Wilkie having played.

But Sweetwater Saloon closed for good at its Throckmorton Street venue on September 23, 2007, after a long-running dispute with the landlord. Sweetwater was supposed to be moving to a new venue on Miller Avenue in Mill Valley in 2008, but as of October 2009 there is still no new venue. The venue owners opened Sweetwater Station in Larkspur in the summer of 2007, but that closed in the fall of 2008.

You can read Paul Liberatore's August, 2007, stories about the demise of Sweetwater in the Marin Independent Journal here and here. You can Greg Cahill's August 31, 2007, Pacific Sun cover story here. And Matt Kramer's poignant farewell story in the Pacific Sun can be read here.

~BLUEGRASS GOLD SHOWS~

THE BLUEGRASS GOLD SERIES IS ON HIATUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Previous Bluegrass Gold Shows

August 9, 2008 - Peter Rowan

July 17, 2008 - Poor Man's Whiskey

June 19, 2008 - Dr. Elmo & Wild Blue

May 8, 2008 - The Roadoilers and The Barefoot Nellies

April 17, 2008 - Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands and Nell Robinson & Red Level

March 20, 2008 - The Itchy Mountain Men

February 21, 2008 - The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

January 24, 2008 - Rustler's Moon w/Kathy Kallick & Bill Evans

December 22/23, 2007 - Dr. Elmo & The Reindeer Band

November 29, 2007 - The Wronglers

October 25, 2007 - Poor Man's Whiskey

September 6, 2007 - Homespun Rowdy and Town Mountain

August 16, 2007 - String Break and The Deciders

July 18, 2007 - The Roadoilers and The Whoreshoes

June 7, 2007 - Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys and Rick Jamison

May 22, 2007 - Three Ring Circle and The Grass Cutters

May 2, 2007 - The Dale Ann Bradley Band and The Wronglers

May 1, 2007 - The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band and Jerry Faires

April 19, 2007 - The Bill Evans String Summit and Keystone Crossing

March 21, 2007 - Poor Man's Whiskey and Adam Traum

February 7, 2007 - Hot Buttered Rum and The Mountain Boys

January 25, 2007 - Homespun Rowdy and The Barefoot Nellies

December 2, 2006 - Peter Rowan & The Free Mexican Air Force and The Rowan Brothers

November 15, 2006 - Rustler's Moon and Keith Little & Jim Nunally.

October 11, 2006 - Heidi Clare & AtaGallop and Julay Brandenburg & The Nightbirds

September 28, 2006 - Dr. Elmo & Wild Blue

August 16, 2006 - The Donner Mountain Bluegrass Band

August 2, 2006 - Eric Thompson's Kleptograss

July 12, 2006 - Poor Man's Whiskey and Four Year Bender

June 14, 2006 - King Wilkie and The New Good Old Boys

May 4,2006 - Peter Rowan

April 20, 2006 - Dale Ann Bradley & Coon Creek and Grizzly Peak

April 5, 2006 - The Roadoilers, The Mercury Dimes, and Amy & Karen

March 23, 2006 - Bill Evans String Summit and Rick Jamison

March 1, 2006 - Dan Paisley & The Southern Grass and Homespun Rowdy

February 14, 2006 - Sweetwater Sweethearts

February 8, 2006 - Old School Freight Train and David Jacobs-Strain

January 25, 2006 - John Reischman & The Jaybirds and Cliff & Julia Landis

December 7, 2005 - Kathy Kallick & Friends and Keystone Crossing

November 9, 2005 - Poor Man's Whiskey and Howdy

November 3, 2005 - Homespun Rowdy and Chris Stuart & Backcountry

October 18, 2005 - Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen and Doug Blumer & Pam Brandon

October 12, 2005 - Eric Thompson's Kleptograss

September 21, 2005 - Hot Buttered Rum

September 14, 2005 - The Papermill Creek Rounders

August 16, 2005 - Brotherly Lovers show, with Cliff & Julia Landis, Eric & Suzy Thompson, Keystone Crossing, and The Cash Magnets

August 10, 2005 - The Rowan Brothers and Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike

July 19, 2005 - Doug Adamz & Bravo and Jeanie & Chuck's Country Roundup

July 14, 2005 - The Hot Buttered Rum String Band

June 3, 2005 - The Waybacks and Lane's Badass Duo

May 24, 2005 - King Wilkie and Kevin Welch - Show # 100!

May 17, 2005 - The Stairwell Sisters and Suzie Thompson

April 26, 2005 - The Kathy Kallick Band and Hit & Run Bluegrass

March 15, 2005 - Due West and The Clarridge Fiddlers

February 22, 2005 - The Acme String Ensemble and The Roadoilers

February 15, 2005 - John Reischman & The Jaybirds plus Paul Shelasky and Kathy Kallick

January 11, 2005 - Orrin Star & JimmyGaudreau and Keith Little

December 14, 2004 - Peter Rowan and The David Thom Band

November 16, 2004 - The Ho'Down Quartet and Poor Man's Whiskey

November 9, 2004 - Chris Stuart & Backcountry and Valerie Jay & The Americanos

October 28, 2004 - Peter Rowan and Highway One

October 5, 2004 - The Hot Buttered Rum String Band and PamBrandon

October 1, 2004 - The Waybacks and Corinne

September 28, 2004 - High Country and Homespun Rowdy

August 31, 2004 - Peter Rowan and Fragment

August 4, 2004 - Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen and Audrey Auld

July 20, 2004 - The Hot Buttered Rum String Band and Brett Dennen

June 15, 2004 - Dr. Elmo & Wild Blue and The Alhambra Valley Band

May 25, 2004 - The Kathy Kallick Band and The Cash Magnets

May 19, 2004 - Hot Buttered Rum String Band and Rachel Garlin

May 4, 2004 - King Wilkie and Homespun Rowdy

April 27, 2004 - Open Road and Carolina Special

April 20, 2004 - Keystone Station and Mary & Mars

April 6, 2004 - Poor Man's Whiskey and Korby Lenker

March 31, 2004 - Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen and Jeanie & Chuck Poling

March 23, 2004 - The Stairwell Sisters and The Earl Brothers

March 4, 2004 - The Waybacks and A.J. Roach

February 26, 2004 - The Papermill Creek Rounders and Keystone Crossing

January 27, 2004 - The Hot Buttered Rum String Band and Mary & Mars

January 13, 2004 - Due West and The David Thom Band

December 29, 2003 - The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience

November 11, 2003 - Detour and Homespun Rowdy

October 23, 2003 - The Laurel Canyon Ramblers and The Waller Brothers

September 30, 2003 - Peter Rowan and The Hot Buttered Rum String Band

August 2, 2003 - Poor Man's Whiskey and Borderline

July 1, 2003 - Reeltime Travelers and The Mud Hens

June 24, 2003 - Peter Rowan and The Earl Brothers

May 20, 2003 - The Pine Valley Boys and The How You Duo

April 23, 2003 - The Stairwell Sisters and The Roadoilers

March 25, 2003 - The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience

February 11, 2003 - Peter Rowan and Tonee & Bill Norman

January 21, 2003 - The Earl Brothers and The Sibling Brothers

And many more. Bluegrass Gold began in April of 1999, and as of August, 2008, there were 145 shows!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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