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  • TPOPS Haunts the "BooKay" October 26

    Deborah Hand-Cutler|Oct 12, 2019

    Holy broomsticks, Batman – it’s almost Halloween! On Saturday, Oct. 26, the BeeKay Theatre will again be transformed into the BooKay! The Tehachapi Pops Orchestra (TPOPS) will offer musical tricks and treats in two hour-long performances, at 4 and 7 p.m. As in prior years, the concert will be presented in partnership with the Tehachapi Community Theatre (TCT). This year, young actors and dancers from TADA! (The Tehachapi Academy of Dramatic Arts) will join in as ghosts, ghouls, monsters and...

  • New Zealand singer-songwriter Jackie Bristow returns Oct. 4

    Peter Cutler|Sep 28, 2019

    Last July, Fiddlers Crossing was visited by its first performers from "down under." Singer songwriter Jackie Bristow from Gore, New Zealand accompanied by guitarist, Mark Punch from Sydney, Australia played to a packed house at the downtown music venue. The response was so overwhelmingly positive that the duo was immediately booked for a return performance on Friday, Oct. 4. Jackie Bristow's singing career began at the age of eight, when she took a shine to church hymns at St. Mary's Primary...

  • A soulful Autumn concert, Sept. 27

    Peter Cutler|Sep 14, 2019

    Summer is ending and Fall is in the air, as the expression goes. While Summer is always full of fun and excitement, the Autumn season seems to encourage a bit more personal reflection and soul-searching as the year winds down. Accordingly, Fiddlers Crossing's concert schedule for the end of September and October will reflect the mood of the season with a series of singer-songwriters, each having their own unique approach. The first concert, on Friday, Sept. 27, features Lisa Sanders and Karen...

  • Dana Hubbard brings another shade of Blues Sept. 14

    Peter Cutler|Aug 31, 2019

    The Blues comes in numerous shades, and Fiddlers Crossing has presented many of them over the years. Dana Hubbard occupies one shade all by himself. He will be in concert at Fiddlers Crossing, Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. This will be his second appearance at the downtown venue. Hubbard is a master of the blues guitar. Using a slide on his little finger, he gets more sounds out of one guitar and two hands than seems humanly possible. Hubbard has won award after award in the blues genre. He has...

  • The Novelists bring their story to Tehachapi at Concert in the Park, Aug. 11

    Peter Cutler|Aug 3, 2019

    The third and final show in this Summer's "Concerts in the Park" series will feature Indie folk-pop-rock band, The Novelists. The Reno Nevada-based group will take the stage at Philip Marx Central Park in Downtown Tehachapi on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. The concert is being presented by Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District (TVRPD) in association with Fiddlers Crossing and MusicMX Entertainment and is sponsored by Lehigh Cement and Grimmway Farms. The Novelists are aptly named. "A lot of...

  • The Fire brings 'Blazing Scottish Music' to Tehachapi, Aug. 23

    Peter Cutler|Aug 3, 2019

    Fiddlers Crossing has presented a wide range of acoustically-based music styles since its opening in 2010. From traditional folk to contemporary Americana, bluegrass, acoustic blues, old-time American dance music, singer-songwriters to jazz and even world-punk, with the recent appearance of Kick Stomp Ensemble. One of the mainstays of the venue has also been Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and many other areas in Europe and parts of Canada. The music, with its...

  • David Reeves Carpenter - in Central Park

    Aug 3, 2019

    provided by Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce In the summer of 1970 David Reeves Carpenter moved to Los Angeles, California from Woodstock, Vermont. David, and his then partner Buck Gregory, through Third Story Music were signed to Motown Records under the "Natural Resources" label. After being awarded the Gold Metal for best public service commercial of the year, at the "Atlanta Film Festival," they recorded two albums for Motown; only one of which was released called Two Friends. David...

  • Kick-Stomp Ensemble revs up Summer on July 27

    Deborah Hand-Cutler|Jul 20, 2019

    Summer is the time for fun and travel, and the Kick-Stomp Ensemble should bring plenty of both when their wild mixture of edgy folk, punk and world music comes to Fiddlers Crossing on Saturday, July 27. The travel, of course, will be a musical journey throughout the world – spanning many cultures, traditions and languages. This eclectic quartet will even take us to a cantina in a galaxy far, far away, playing a popular tune on the banjo. Be prepared, however, for a world slightly twisted and p...

  • Concerts in the Park to feature Bluegrass, Swing and Mayhem, July 14

    Peter Cutler|Jul 6, 2019

    The second of three free Summer "Concerts in the Park" will feature Bluegrass-Fusion band, Phil Salazar and The Kinfolk. The Ventura-based group will take the stage at Philip Marx Central Park in Downtown Tehachapi on Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. Bring your picnic lunches and lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of high-energy acoustic Americana. This concert, as well as one more featuring The Novelists scheduled for Aug. 11 are being presented by Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District (TVRPD)...

  • Concerts in the Park to feature 'Bluegrass, Swing and Mayhem'

    Peter Cutler|Jun 22, 2019

    The second of three free Summer "Concerts in the Park" will feature Bluegrass-Fusion band, Phil Salazar and The Kinfolk. The Ventura-based group will take the stage at Philip Marx Central Park in Downtown Tehachapi on Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. Bring your picnic lunches and lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of high-energy acoustic Americana. This concert, as well as one more featuring The Novelists scheduled for Aug. 11 are being presented by Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District (TVRPD)...

  • 'The Beatles' invade Tehachapi

    Nick Smirnoff, NPPA|Jun 22, 2019

    "The Beatles" tribute band performed on Sunday, June 16 at Philip Marx Central Park as the kick-off of the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District Concerts in the Park series in association with Fiddlers Crossing and MusicMX Entertainment. The performers are members of the tribute band "Ticket to Ride." This is the first of several summer concerts in the park for this year. Corporate sponsorship is by Lehigh Cement and Grimmway Farms....

  • Concerts in the Park: The Beatles invade Tehachapi, again!

    Peter Cutler|Jun 8, 2019

    Get Ready! The Beatles are returning to Tehachapi! As the kick-off for this year's "Concerts in the Park" series, Beatles tribute band, Ticket to Ride will take the stage at Philip Marx Central Park in Downtown Tehachapi on Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. for a free concert. Bring your picnic lunches, lawn chairs and transport back to the 1960s with all the great Beatles hits everyone loves! Ticket to Ride's re-creation of the Beatles experience is simply astonishing. The band has been touring interna...

  • John Gorka returns June 8

    Deborah Hand-Cutler|May 25, 2019

    Mention John Gorka to anyone who has heard him and the response is immediate: "Where and when is he playing and how do I get a ticket?!" The short answer is: Fiddlers Crossing, Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. This will be Gorka's second appearance at the downtown venue, the first being back in 2014. Among the acoustic singer-songwriters, Gorka is generally considered to be one of the brightest stars. His songs have been covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black, Bill Morrissey...

  • Dan Navarro concert, May 11

    Peter Cutler|Apr 27, 2019

    Fiddlers Crossing has presented a wide-range of acoustically-based music during its nine years in Downtown Tehachapi. From traditional folk styles to contemporary acoustic pop, Americana, country, acoustic blues, Celtic, bluegrass and, recently, jazz, soul and R&B with singer, Nicole Stromsoe, the venue has covered a lot of musical ground. One genre that has been well represented over the years is that of the contemporary "singer-songwriter." There are many out there these days, each with their...

  • Always Ready Construction

    Pat Doody|Apr 13, 2019

    Always Ready Construction may be new to Tehachapi but the company's owner, General Contractor Jeff Thorsnes is not. Seeking a simpler life lifestyle, Thorsnes and his family moved to Tehachapi in 2013 from the Bay Area following his retirement from a 15 year career with Starbucks where he rose through the ranks from services manager to facilities manager to construction manager to senior project manager of construction. Always good with a hammer, his Tehachapi friends always asked him first when...

  • TPOPS opens concert season, April 28

    Deborah Hand-Cutler|Apr 13, 2019

    Spring will be “TPopping” Sunday, April 28, when The Tehachapi Pops Orchestra opens its 12th season with a concert in Grace Fellowship Church. TPOPS is comprised of musicians of all ages from Tehachapi and around Kern County. It includes seasoned professionals as well as students who are playing in their first orchestra. As the name implies, TPOPS plays a mixture of showtunes, light classical, jazz, rock, standards and other popular music. For this concert, the orchestra will be conducted by...

  • Book Signing Party, April 7

    Peter Cutler|Mar 30, 2019

    The official book signing and launch party for Deborah Hand-Cutler's new book, "The Snake in the Garden," will take place at Fiddlers Crossing on April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Set in 1993, with flashbacks to 1963 and earlier, this historical fiction novel deals with America's ongoing struggle with racism. It's a tale of interracial love and the quest for justice and truth, told from both sides of the tracks, black and white. It's a powerful story of transcendence over scars of the past, and the...

  • Dave Stamey rides back into town March 30

    Deborah Hand-Cutler|Mar 16, 2019

    Cowboy entertainer Dave Stamey has made several trips to Tehachapi. He played to a sold-out crowd in Fiddlers Crossing in 2013 and The Beekay Theatre in 2015 and 2017. With ticket sales again brisk this year, he will play another concert at the BeeKay on Saturday, March 30 at 2 and 7 p.m. Stamey is one of the most popular singer-songwriters on the cowboy circuit today. Before becoming a full-time musician, he has been a cowboy, a mule packer and a dude wrangler. As a singer, he has been voted...

  • Whitherward Comes Hither March 16

    Deborah Hand-Cutler|Mar 2, 2019

    This show has been rescheduled from March 8 to the 16th due to weather. Whitherward: a 13th-century word meaning, "toward what or which place." It's also a 21st-century acoustic band. In 2014, Edward Williams and Ashley Norton formed Whitherward and set a goal to leave Nashville "to play music we love for people that love music." The travelling duo, with the addition of Stephanie Groot on fiddle, mandolin and ukulele, will bring their brand of Americana/Indie-Folk to Fiddlers Crossing on Friday,...

  • Dulcie Taylor concert, Feb. 23

    Peter Cutler|Feb 16, 2019

    One critic said Americana singer-songwriter Dulcie Taylor is, "a major talent who's been hiding from the rest of us for too long." Bringing "hidden talents" to Tehachapi is one of the goals of Fiddlers Crossing. Taylor will be returning to the downtown music venue on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Her first appearance at Fiddlers Crossing was back in 2014. She will be joined by guitarist George Nauful and percussionist Tracy A. Morgan. Dulcie Taylor learned a hard music lesson at an early age – d...

  • Jann Klose returns Feb. 8

    Peter Cutler|Feb 2, 2019

    Fiddlers Crossing will welcome back singer-songwriter Jann Klose on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. This will be his third time in the downtown venue. Klose is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who epitomizes the "Crossing" part of Fiddlers Crossing. Klose is truly an international musician, having lived in Germany, Kenya, South Africa and the United States. His music is a genre becoming known as "Chamber Pop," a form of pop-rock performed in an intimate style more like folk music. His lush, beautiful...

  • Jim Malcolm celebrates Scotland, Jan. 27

    Jan 19, 2019

    Fiddlers Crossing tries to honor its Celtic roots by offering an Irish concert on or around St. Patrick's Day in March, a Scottish one to celebrate Robbie Burns' birthday at the end of January and presenting the Winterdance Celtic concert at Christmas. This year, to honor Robbie Burns and Scotland, the venue is presenting Jim Malcom on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. This will be his second visit to Tehachapi. Malcom is considered one of the finest voices and interpreters of Robert Burns' songs in Sc...

  • Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' read by Alex Zonn

    Peter Cutler|Nov 24, 2018

    A Tehachapi Christmas tradition is returning to Fiddlers Crossing. Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," read by Tehachapi's own Alex Zonn, will be presented twice at the venue this month, on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. First published in 1843, "A Christmas Carol" is the story of a bitter old miser named Ebeneezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from a supernatural visit from the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of...

  • Winterdance returns to the BeeKay Theatre Dec. 23

    Deborah Hand-Cutler|Nov 24, 2018

    "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 the last four years. As in the past years, two performances will be presented, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. The core of the concert is the traditional Celtic trio, Molly's Revenge. This year they will be joined by vocalist Amelia Hogan, along with dancers from...

  • West My Friend returns Nov. 18

    Deborah Hand-Cutler|Oct 27, 2018

    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 pop band," or simply "Indie roots." Other music reviewers have called the band, "Third-wave indie rock pop with three-part harmonies," and their style, "Cascadian third-wave indie progressive chamber folk-roots music." Obviously, West My Friend defies being pigeon-holed into any one genre. Their blend...

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