CBA Founders Celebration
Carl Pagter Remembrance
Saturday, July 22, 2023
A day of music and celebration
Fairfield Community Center, Willow Hall
1000 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, CA
Noon – Gathering in the park for jamming, sharing memories, and being with bluegrass friends
4:30 pm – Dinner service begins
5:30-6:30 pm – Sharing memories of Carl and free-for-all jam
6:45-7:40 pm – Ed Neff and Blue & Lonesome
8:00-8:50 pm – Good Ol’ Persons Reunion
9:00-9:50 pm – Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms Bluegrass Band
All proceeds benefit the CBA BEAR Fund
Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms Bluegrass Band
Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms both originally hail from Washington State: Caleb from the coastal islands, and Reeb from the high desert plateau. The two have come together in music and are hailed as some of the most compelling musicians making country roots music in America today. When these two sing together, their honest incantations leave us spell-bound and smiling. The music they make is elevated by Caleb’s burnished voice, distinctive and lyrical mandolin style, and grounded by Reeb’s refreshing vocal delivery and solid rhythm guitar playing. They will be joined by Jack Kinney on banjo and Zach Sharpe on bass.
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The Good Ol’ Persons Reunion
Ed Neff and Blue & Lonesome
Blue & Lonesome is a band consisting of 50 plus years of California Bluegrass history. They are the only regularly performing band with 3 honorary lifetime members of the CBA.
This is a fitting band to commemorate the last 50 years of California bluegrass music. Many current band members were present at the first fund raisers for the formations of the CBA and of course its many festivals, campouts and events.
Their past, current and future contributions to this genre personify the CBA code of preservation, performance and promotion of this deserving music style.
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The core is Ed Neff, mandolin, fiddle and vocals – Larry Cohea banjo and vocals – Paul Shelasky fiddle and jokes. Added to these 3 lifetime members is Susan Walters bass and tenor vocals, Glenn Waller guitar and vocals, Katya Tucker vocals and bass and Yoseff Tucker guitar and vocals.