Line-up Announcement and New Show

               As most of you may already know, Stuart Markham, our long time original lead guitarist and dear friend stepped down from the band at the end of last year. This was a symbiotic, amicable parting and we will miss sharing the stage, and the road, with such an amazing kind and talented friend. We wish him all the luck and success in his future endeavours and we encourage everyone to please check out his new recording studio, White Whale Studios, where Manzanita Falls recorded our new upcoming album “Abilene.”
 
             With a new year, comes new faces for Manzanita Falls, and we would like to officially announce that Ross Barbieri will be joining the stage as our new lead guitarist. For those of you that don’t know Ross, he has played with some great local bands like Herby Seas, Kingsborough and Girls and Boys. We cannot express how excited and lucky we are to have such an amazing guitarist joining the band and can’t wait to see what we’ll come up with together!
 
You can come see Ross share the stage for the first time with Manzanita Falls on March 31st at Jamison’s Roaring Donkey. We will be playing with Travis Hayes (SF) and we assure you, this will be a show to remember.
 
Happy belated New Year to you all and we’ll see you all soon!
 
P.S.- Here is a photo of Ross with a machete
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Last show of the year!

It’s October, and we are getting ready to play our last show of 2016! We will be Playing with DonCat from San Francisco, and local band The Drought Cult.

DonCat just released their second album, “Easy Cowboy” and it is great. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen.

The Drought Cult is a new Santa Rosa band, put together by some good friends and even better musicians. This will be their first show and we are really excited to be sharing this great night with them.

This Show will be happening at Hopmonk Sebastopol on November 12th and we hope to see you all there!

Doors at 8pm/Show at 9pm, $10, 21+

 

August Shows and Abilene Update

It’s Summer, and we are so close to finishing our second album “Abilene” we can taste it! We have two shows coming up in August. One in San Francisco and one in Penngrove.

Neck of the Woods show SF August 18th we will be playing with Waking Things from Seattle, WA and Chilindrina from San Jose, CA!

The Twin Oaks Roadhouse August 25th we will be playing with our good friends The Restless Sons This show is free!

More shows and announcements coming soon!  MF

 

Big local Showcase!

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We are proud to announce we will be playing The Next Level Showcase! Creative Sonoma and The North Bay Hootenanny are teaming up to bring you the Next Level Showcase and Conference on April 15th, 16th, and 17th. Next Level is designed to celebrate the musical talent and exploration occurring across the County and to provide advice and expertise to help local musicians move their careers forward.www.nextlevelsonoma.com

The Showcase…
Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th, the first two days of Next Level, will be a three-stage showcase of exceptional local and regional musical talent at Events at The Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa’s Historic Railroad Square. FRIDAY will feature performances by Mr. December,Oddjob Ensemble, Lungs and Limbs, Manzanita Falls, Rainbow Girls, Kevin Russell & His So Called Friends, The Spindles, Saffell, Cricket, Dale Henry Geist. SATURDAY will feature performances by Royal Jelly Jive,BATTLEHOOCH, Secret Cat, Ashley Allred, Kendra McKinley, The Timothy O’Neil Band, Rags, Sally Haggard, Ismay, The Mosey Boys,Travis Hayes, Kristen Pearce, Sebastian Saint James, Eight Belles, Francesco Echo and ANTIPHONY. The full showcase schedule is posted at www.nextlevelsonoma.com

The Conference…
The third day of Next Level will be a day-long conference at Chop’s Teen Center where attendees from our local music scene can learn directly from regional and national music industry professionals. Panel discussions will focus on topics including getting booked, developing a fan base and licensing your music, as well as a keynote address from Griff Morris, manager of artist and industry relations at Amazon. The conference will also feature regional musician Lia Rose, whose music has been heard on ABC’s Nashville, in conversation with her producer/engineer Stephen Hart. Other presenters include Al Evers (A-Train Entertainment), Chris Faville (Mongrel Agency), Josh Norek (Regalias Digitales/Latin Alternative Music Conference) Julie Schuchard (Tricycle Records) . Representatives will also be in attendance from the GRAMMY Awards, West Coast Songwriters Association and other national resources. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to submit proposals to win one of five $2,500 grants to help them take their careers to the next level! A schedule of the speakers is at www.nextlevelsonoma.com Hope to see you all there!

Finishing our second album “Abilene” and booking spring shows!

At this point we are about 75% done recording our sophomore album “Abilene.” We decided it’s time to stop laying low and start booking shows. If you want us to come play in your town let us know.  See you all soon!

First Show of Fall and Fundraiser

35-elgHey Friends and Fans! We are back in San Francisco on Friday night (10/2/15 @8)  after Hardly Strictly! We will be playing at The Neck of the Woods with some great bands! Come on out and close out your Friday night with us.

Here is a link to the event and the bands we are playing with:

Wesley Woo Band

Matthew Zeltzer(of the American West)

MAITA

Blood and Dust

Also, a quick update about the new album. We are currently recording and getting closer to bringing our second album “Abilene” to your ears. This week we started an Indiegogo campaign to ask for your support to help us with the cost. We made a big list of perks as a way of saying thank you for supporting us.

Here is a link to our Indiegogo campaign, if you have a moment check it out, share it with your friends, any contribution helps!

JULY! JULY!

The time has finally come! We are weeks away from recording our sophomore album “Abilene.” Here are a few images of where we will be recording!

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We also will be playing one last show before we start to record! We will be playing July 16th(8:30pm) at Zodiacs in Petaluma with Lungs and Limbs, Girls & Boys, and EagleWolfSnake(SF). The show is all ages and FREE!

Here is a link to the event: Zodiacs Event info and link

and here are links to the bands we will be playing with: Lungs and Limbs , Girls & Boys , EagleWolfSnake

Keep Checking up on our website as we get closer and closer to putting our second album in your hands.

Spring shows and Album update

Hey everyone we have a few shows coming up in the next few months as we start to wind down and prepare for recording this summer.

March 27th Neck of the Woods (SF) with Ivory Arrows and Wild Awake, 9pm, 21+

Website: http://www.neckofthewoodssf.com/event/784177-ivory-arrows-san-francisco/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/631323480347592/

-April 11th Roaring Donkey(Petaluma) W/ Saffell 9pm 21+

-April 29th 50 Mason Social House (SF) W/ The Development, and Paper Machete 8pm 21+ (Free!)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/641764442596753/

As far as the album, we have officially decided on June. Currently we are deciding where. Keep checking our social media and website as we get closer and closer to putting our sophomore album, Abilene, in your hands.

Manzanita Falls on KRSH!

Tune in tomorrow at 2pm on KRSH (95.9fm) to listen to us, Mr. December, and Josh Windmiller(The Crux) as we play a few songs and talk about the upcoming Winter Hoot Festival!

First Show of 2015 (Winter Hoot Fest)

Come see us in our hometown of Santa Rosa on January 16th at the WINTER HOOT FEST. We will be playing in a big two day festival at the Arlene Francis Theatre. Two days of great local music, food and drinks! Hope to see you all there.

Here is a link to the event: http://www.facebook.com/events/639450109500704/?pnref=story

Here is a link to get tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1090390

Hope to see you all in the new year.