Music Lineup

The 2018 California Nut Festival offers a lively musical showcase of the diversity of talent and styles available locally. With music coordinated by Amanda (Mandy) Sherman, festival guests will be delighted to sit back, relax and listen to talented local bands perform on two outdoor stages.

2018 California Nut Festival Musicians

On the Lawn Emcee - Joe Craven Kyle Porter, Paradise Audio Services

Bird and Wag & Special Guests

11:00 – 11:55

Jazzy grooves with Nutty Festival lyrics: come for the chops, stay for the smiles; with special guests Joshua Hegg, Gavin Fitzgerald and Dale Price

Pat Hull Band

12:15 – 1:10

Pat and company bring lush, rhythmic dreamscapes stacked with poignance and towering harmonies; featuring Evin Wolverton, Michael Bone and Sean Raeside.

Hannah Jane Kile

1:30 – 2:25

Singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer often draws comparisons to her heroes, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles. Hannah is a favorite opener among national artists, including Grammy winning Patty Griffin, Ingrid Michelson and blues legend Carolyn Wonderland. Two new self-composed albums to be released Summer of 2018.

Joe Craven and The Sometimers

2:45 – 3:45

Featuring Bruce MacMillan, Jonathan Stoyanoff & Barry Eldridge – These “leave no style behind/genre-bustin’ boys” return as a quartet with a new sound in celebration of their tribute to Grateful Dead patriarch Jerry Garcia, whom Joe played with in the first half of the 90’s. Their recording, “Garcia Songbook” is a very unique re-interpretation of a great mix of music.

On the Porch Emcee – Andan Casamajor Kyle Porter, Paradise Audio Services

Hugh Hammond

11:00 – 11:45

Singer/songwriter writes piano-driven folk rock ballads about flip-flops and compasses.

Sunday Iris

11:55 – 12:40

Indie/Folk duo brings lush guitar, stirring melodies and emotive lyrics.

Brad Petersen & Friends

12:55 – 1:40

Superb Country/Americana band honoring the music of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, along with Brad Petersen originals; with Mike Cook on bass, Allen Stoltz on guitar and Lance Nelson on drums.

LeAnn Cooley and The Occasional Swingers

1:55 – 2:40

Presenting a lively and gusty blend of jazzy blues, vintage favorites and homestyle swing! With Eric Peter, Pam Laughlin and Mark Wilpolt.

CmajoR’s: Channel 66

2:55 – 3:45

Offshoot “Channel 66” covers British invasion and Folk-Rock from the mid-60s.