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COMING UP....


Another FORMER MEMBERS UK Tour

currently being planned for Summer 2017

to celebrate 50 years since

the legendary Monterey Festival.

 

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UK  Tour  -  19th June to 5th July 2014

“San Francisco Nights" is a three-part performance......

Set One

BEX MARSHALL - a short opening set of her own superb material
featuring stunning vocals and exciting, eloquent guitar work

Set Two

"THE FORMER MEMBERS"
with

GREG DOUGLASS, guitars.         ROY BLUMENFELD, drums.

BRUCE BARTHOL, bass.       DAVID BENNETT COHEN, keyboards.

Set Three

SAM ANDREW from Big Brother & The Holding Company joins Greg, Roy, Bruce, and David
to present that classic Big Brother sound along with Bex Marshall as the voice of "JANIS JOPLIN".

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Music and Lyrics by
BRUCE BARTHOL & DANIEL SAVIO

 


 

In November 2013 Roy  joined "TriBeCaStan" for their West Coast Tour.......

Performers and Instruments:

John Kruth - mandolin, banjo, flutes and penny whistles, harmonica, royal benju, and more
Jeff Greene
- yalyi tambor, nyckelharpa, mandolin, marimba, ukulele, jawharps, and more
Kenny Margolis - accordion and keyboards
Matt Darriau - clarinet, kaval, sax ,gaida and other assorted folk flutes and winds
Chris Morrow - Trombone and nefar
Ray Peterson - bass
Boris Kinberg - percussion, timbales, congas and such
Roy Blumenfeld - drums

Radically multicultural and poly-stylistic, New York City’s TriBeCaStan is one of contemporary music’s most vibrantly eclectic ensembles, using diverse instruments from around the globe to create an exotic palette of sonic colors.

The New York Times describes TriBeCaStan‘s sound as “genre-bending jazz and world music”, with the The Washington Post hailing them as “an international jazz and folk festival unto themselves, fusing Balkan, Middle Eastern, Indian, Latin American, and African musical elements to bold and dazzling effect.” Rootsworld simply calls them “the most hellishly-heavenly world music band you’re ever going to hear.”


Bruce Barthol appeared at

"The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Celebration"

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 2:00 pm

A special afternoon performance celebrating the 77th reunion of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the nearly 3,000 American volunteers who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War.

Bruce Barthol, founding bass player in Country Joe and the Fish and songwriter for the San Francisco Mime Troupe for more than 30 years, will play songs of the Spanish Civil War, with a little help from some of his musical friends, including Velina Brown, Eduardo Robledo, Randy Craig, Tony Marcus, and Barrett Nelson.

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) will honor the recipient of this year’s Puffin Human Rights Award, the immigrant rights organization United We Stand, the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. ALBA is dedicated to promoting public awareness of the Spanish Civil War and the American volunteers who risked their lives to fight fascism in Spain.



SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER  7th

9pm

El Verano Inn

Sonoma,  CA

No Cover.  21+

 

 

* SUNDAY AFTERNOON  -  SEPTEMBER 8th *

The Sunflower Centre presents:

A PSYCHEDELIC EXTRAVAGANZA!

1435 North McDowell Blvd EXTENSION,  Petaluma

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* THURSDAY  SEPTEMBER 12th *

A Historic Evening of Music!
215 Main,  Point Arena,  CA

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FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER

8pm to 11pm

Sausalito Cruising Club

300  Napa Street

Sausalito, CA 94965

 

 

 

 

 

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THE FORMER MEMBERS
"PsychedelAmericana"  2013 UK TOUR

2nd to 19th May

The UK 2013 Tour kicked off in Mid Wales followed by appearances in Gloucester, Aylesbury and Chichester then up north via Keighley to Kinross in Scotland.  The Tour then moved south through Macclesfield and Hull to London before heading down to the south coast to Southsea and the Isle of Wight.


Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd February at 7pm

"The Former Members"

ART HOUSE GALLERY & CULTURAL CENTRE

(Courtesy of The Voice of Peace Network)

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Thursday 7th February - 4pm at
"The Cheeseboard" in Berkeley

Bruce Barthol with old friends
Phil Marsh, Tom Ralston and Gary Salzman.

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David Bennett Cohen

Roy Blumenfeld

Bruce Barthol

Greg Douglass

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