The California Bluegrass Association presents…


Guitar Masters and the CBA present:

The Jerry Douglas Band

at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace
Friday January 6, 2023

Jerry Douglas is a 14-time GRAMMY winner, and 3-time CMA Musician of the Year award recipient. When it comes to resonator guitar work, he has played with The Earls of Leicester, Alison Krauss & Union Station, J.D. Crowe & the New South, The Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, and Strength in Numbers.

His distinctive dobro work has appeared on more than 1,500 albums with artists such as Garth Brooks, George Jones, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, among many others. Along with co-producing and performing on his own platinum albums, Douglas has produced albums for Alison Krauss, Del McCoury Band, Maura O’Connell, The Whites, Jesse Winchester, and Steep Canyon Rangers.

Tickets are going fast! All floor level seats have been reserved. Excellent balcony and bar seating is still available.

Dinner Reservations

If you would like to dine at the Crystal Palace, dinner is served from 5 pm to the start of the show at 7:30 pm. Dinner is not included in the ticket price. To make a dinner reservation for the same table as your show tickets, call the reservation line, Thursday or Friday after 3pm, 661-328-7560.

About the Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace was built in 1996 because Bakersfield resident, Buck Owens, had spent a lifetime performing in smoky bars and honky-tonks and felt country-western music deserved a comfortable, acoustically outstanding venue. Over the years this Western Revival building has become a Bakersfield landmark and serves as a bar, restaurant and a museum of country music and the Bakersfield sound. Visible from State Route 99, Bakersfield’s iconic Bakersfield sign was moved on its 50th birthday from downtown Bakersfield to beside Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace. Come early to the concert and enjoy the first-floor museum.

Thank you to:

Globe Loan Jewelry Co.

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 Saturday night in the Marriott Ballroom at 6 pm

Kent Kenny, Stan Allen, concert audio technicians and announcers
Emily Riddell, band wrangler

Sign-ups for Open Mic will be at the Welcome table in the lobby. Time constraints limit spots, so sign up early. All performances should be geared for a family-friendly, Bluegrass-loving audience. Please prepare three songs for your open mic performance, and understand that the number of sign-ups will determine the time each performer has on stage.

California Showcase Bands

Saturday night in the Marriott Ballroom at 8 pm

Sequoia Rose band photo
North Coast, Humboldt County

Sequoia Rose

Sequoia Rose is an award-winning bluegrass multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who grew up with a musical family in West Virginia. He toured for a year playing mandolin for the late bluegrass veteran, James King.

Joining Sequoia is Rich Kerns on guitar, from Humboldt County, along with Jesse Blue Eads, from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on banjo (when not playing with Willow Osborne and Water Tower). Larisa Hernandez keeps the bottom on with the upright bass, and joins Sequoia Rose after playing with The Sisters Grim and the Hossettes. While currently a resident of Humboldt County, Larisa hails from Bakersfield and will be teaching the bass workshop on Saturday afternoon.

Southern California Inland Empire

Honey Buckets

The single mic, heart-pounding, bluegrass fury known as the Honey Buckets have been making their music at jam events throughout California since 2014. Don’t let their “raised on heavy metal and smog” appearance fool you –- musicianship is packed into this group like TNT into a stick of dynamite.

After Mike Stern on banjo, Forest Thurman on guitar, Devin Wilcox on mandolin and Brian Dragoman on bass perform, their jam presence into the early hours have earned them a “reputation” as the most likely to outlast, outplay, and out pick. 

Bay Area

Mission Blue

Dana Frankel fiddles and her father, Avram (AJ) Frankel plays guitar as they weave a musical tapestry with their harmony singing and straight- ahead bluegrass. Mission Blue typically performs in a traditional 5-piece format with guests, but they also appear as a trio or duo. A deep well of tradition informs Mission Blue’s sets, spanning traditional masters and modern innovators of bluegrass music as well as re-interpretations of older folk tunes and ballads.