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T-Pops Christmas concerts Dec. 2 and 3

Really, there are only two types of music. There is everything else, and then there is Christmas music. Christmas music always has a mystical quality that harkens back to mysterious times and places,...

 

Winterdance returns to the BeeKay Theatre Dec. 23

"Winterdance," a Celtic Christmas celebration, will return to Tehachapi for two performances in the BeeKay Theatre on Sunday, Dec.+ 23. The concert, put on by Fiddlers Crossing, has been a sell-out...

 

West My Friend returns Nov. 18

The Fiddlers Crossing poster for West My Friend reads: "Canadian eclectic acoustic ensemble." The trio of young and accomplished musicians from Vancouver Island has also been called an "Indie folk...

 

BooKay rises again, Oct. 20

Hold on to your broomsticks, it's almost Halloween! To celebrate, the BeeKay Theatre will again be transformed into the BooKay! On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Tehachapi Pops Orchestra (TPOPS) will offer...

 

Amber Cross brings 'old-school country' back to Fiddlers Crossing, Aug. 25

Listening to the old-school country songs and honest back porch voice of Amber Cross has been likened to putting an archival Smithsonian recording on the turntable. Hers is an authentic voice, both...

 

Bryan Bowers to bring autoharp virtuosity to Fiddlers Crossing, May 5

Anyone who was in elementary school in the mid-Twentieth Century will remember the autoharp. In those days, we all sang every day in our classrooms, and autoharp was the most ubiquitous instrument...

 

'Folk-Rock' duo Ryanhood rescheduled for April 27

The "Folk-Rock" duo Ryanhood will be performing in Fiddlers Crossing on April 27. The concert was originally scheduled for February but had to be cancelled at the last minute due to illness. The...

 

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, April 21

The name, Fiddlers Crossing, will be freshly interpreted on Saturday, April 21, when The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc comes to town. This trio is a crossing of fiddlers from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland...

 

Cello-Guitar duo Acoustic Eidolon returns March 30

What better way to spend a late March evening than enjoying the elegant sounds of Acoustic Eidolon's cello-guitar duo? The husband and wife team will return to Fiddlers Crossing on Friday, March 30,...

 

'Folk-Rock' duo Ryanhood returns Feb. 23

In the 1970s, some folksingers, including Bob Dylan, began to "plug-in" and "amp up" like the rockers. Now, pop music is coming full circle as many rock 'n' rollers un-plug. For instance, the two...

 

Golden Bough returns to Tehachapi at last!

It's been years since the popular Celtic-music based band Golden Bough has made it back to Tehachapi. Finally, the long wait is almost over. On Friday, March 2, Fiddlers Crossing will present the...

 

Jim Kweskin brings fun to Fiddlers Crossing

Fiddlers Crossing is starting the new year with some old-style American music Friday, Jan. 12 when jug band icon Jim Kweskin performs in concert. Kweskin is best known as a singer and leader of the Ji...

 

Winterdance at the BeeKay, Dec. 23

"Winterdance," a Celtic Christmas celebration, will return to Tehachapi for two performances in the BeeKay Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 23. The concert, put on by Fiddlers Crossing, has been a sell-out...

 

Wendy Waldman and Cidny Bullens Bring 'The Best' to Fiddlers Crossing

It's impossible to put one label on Wendy Waldman. She is a critically acclaimed recording artist, a writer of multi-platinum songs in genres ranging from country and cowboy music to pop, film, jazz,...

 

BooKay rises again, Oct. 28

Hold on to your broomsticks, it's almost Halloween! To celebrate, the BeeKay Theatre will again be transformed into the BooKay! On Saturday, October 28, the Tehachapi Pops Orchestra (TPOPS) will...

 

Flagship romance duo returns, Sept. 29

Fiddlers Crossing will celebrate Autumn on Friday, Sept. 29, with the return of Flagship Romance from Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The couple, Jordyn and Shawn Fisher, call their music, "harmonic alte...

 

Ray Bonneville brings New Orleans groove to Fiddlers Crossing Aug. 26

As a native French speaker from Canada, it's only natural that Ray Bonneville would love New Orleans. The Juno winning singer-songwriter will bring his blues-influenced New Orleans-style groove to...

 

Berkley Hart returns to Fiddlers Crossing August 4

Storytelling in music is as old as melody. Although today's pop music tends to focus more on "beats" than ballads, musical storytelling is still alive and well in acoustic music. Over the last seven...

 

Ball and Sultan bring 'good-time' music back to Fiddlers Crossing

If you have ever driven Hwy 154 north of Santa Barbara on a Sunday afternoon and stopped at the Cold Spring Tavern for a tri-tip sandwich, you will undoubtedly remember the "good-time" blues music...

 

Camp Kiya expands Songwriting and Audio workshops July 23-27

Have you ever wanted to write a song but didn't know where to start? Have you written songs and want to take them to the next level? Do you have a song you would like to record? Camp Kiya has offered...

 

Gary Stockdale returns June 3

Gary Stockdale has an impressive resume: Wonderful singer. Witty songwriter. Engaging performer. TV and film composer. Two EMMY nominations. A BMI award for music composition. He plays piano and...

 

Singer Ernest Troost brings 'Cinematic Folk' on April 22

The "big dream" for many singer-songwriters is to have their music used in film or TV scores. For Ernest Troost, it was the other way around. Troost became an Emmy Award-winning composer of movie and...

 

Camp Kiya receives grant from Arts Council of Kern

Camp Kiya, Tehachapi’s family traditional music camp, has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Arts Council of Kern. The “Arts in the Community” grant was given for the scholarship program, which helps make the camp affordable to students and...

 

Guitarist Laurence Juber returns April 1

Two-time Grammy-winning guitarist Laurence Juber will make his fourth appearance in Tehachapi on Saturday, April 1, at Fiddlers Crossing. Juber is a world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer and...

 

Fiddlers Crossing befriends 'West My Friend'

The Fiddlers Crossing poster for West My Friend reads: "Canadian eclectic acoustic ensemble." The quartet of young and accomplished musicians from Vancouver Island has also been called an "Indie folk...

 

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