"Happy Hour" Is Daily From 5-6 Pm! Get $1. Off All Drinks! Free Wi-Fi Daily! Open Mic Is Every Wednesday At 8:40 Pm!-Sign Ups Start At 3 Pm
Thursday, May 15th Features Steven Bates!-6 Pm-No Cover
Tonight is a solo performance with Steven Bates, a California musician who grew up in Fort Bragg. He started playing music and school dances by the age of thirteen. After graduating, he set off to southern California and has played all over the area with different bands and individuals. Knowing that the song is the currency he has written numerous songs always with an eye on getting people out there to dance. When playing with his band, there's a revolving line up that includes players with Van Morrison, Sons of Champlin, the Byrds and others, dishing out original guitar driven music. When he plays acoustic he delivers a fast paced strumming technique that has a rock and roll vibe unto itself. His determination to always leave audiences with something memorable is a good reason to catch this performer. Visit www.myspace.com/stevenbatesmusician or http://stevenbatesmusic.com/
Friday, May 16th-marks the debut of Horses Heaven!-9 PM-$10. Cover
Horses Heaven is music that tells a traveling love story, by a seven piece band. It is a melodic description of time spent together and a documentation of adventures that inspire by taking the listener on a sweet, soulful, and honest journey. Bijou Choder and Analise Lofaro mix their words and voices to create a story that is not only heard but also felt.
In the early days of their romance, the couple began writing music together. This connection grew into a deep love and subsequently, Horses Heaven. Both having an extensive and unique background in entertainment, they inspired each other to create a new sound and begin a fresh chapter in their musical endeavors.
The couple took their sound to the studio and gave it life, building around simple songs written on either guitar, piano, or ukelele. Then they gave the songs "studio treatment" with horns, synths, and whatever else walked in that day.
In the lush wilderness of Vermont, there sits an enchanting place called Horses Heaven, which is a deep emerald swimming hole nestled between two towering boulders and found far from town. While visiting this majestic location one humid summer afternoon, Bijou and Analise were inspired to write their song "Vermont" as well as adopt the name of the swimming hole for their collaborations. Visit http://horsesheaven.com/music
SATURDAY, MAY 17th-it's the return of THE GROOVINATORS!-8 PM-$5. COVER
The Groovinators consist of a core trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Earl Oliver - known throughout Northern California as the Walkin' Blues Man, bassist Erick Kolberg - known for his work with the Gypsy Jazz band, Swingnoodle, and drummer, Tom Rickard - a veteran jazz player who performs regularly with John Gilmore, Queen Jane, Dorian May, and a host of other bands.
The trio plays a potent combination of original and traditional Blues, Jazz, and Swing rendered into their own inimitable style. We invite you to Bring Your Dancing Shoes! Whether playing a large dance venue with full sound reinforcement, or an intimate gathering using little or no sound equipment at all, the Groovinators are always a crowd favorite.
Still To Come... Thurs. May 22nd-Jazz Jam!-8 Pm Fri. May 23rd-The Blue Reptiles!-8 Pm Thurs. May 29th-Chris Cichacki-Solo Guitar!-6 Pm Fri.-May 30th-The Self Fulfilling Prophecies!-9 Pm Sat. May 31st-House Of Love With Dj Podge!-9 Pm Thurs. June 5th-Max's Midnight Kitchen!-Portland Folkgrass!-8 Pm Sat. June 7th-Chris Jamison-Solo Guitarist!-8 Pm Please remember, there are no dogs allowed at the pub. Shanachie Pub is located behind Adam's Restaurant on 50 B South Main St. in Willits and open Mon-Sat at 3 pm and closed on Sundays except for special occasions. Call 459-9194 for more information or visit us on Facebook at Shanachie Pub and Shanachie Pub Bookings.