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A Musical Celebration of the Life and Times of John Steinbeck

March 03

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

@ National STeinbeck Center 1 Main Street, Salinas, CA

Sunday, March 3, 2013

2:00 - 4:00 PM


The program will cost $15.00

We are offering a ticket deal of $20 to include the show and admission to the Museum.

Click here for Ticketing information.

A host of Santa Cruz County’s finest musicians join together in trios, duos, singles and bands to celebrate the life of John Steinbeck in music and song. The program features the songs of Woody Guthrie and Harold Arlen, to Mexican folk ballads to blues, Broadway jazz and swing.

This is a rundown of the performance lineup:

A Musical Celebration of John Steinbeck

Act 1 – The Dust Bowl Band
Neal Hellman – Mt. Dulcimer and vocals
Shiloh Hellman – Guitar
Jewel Sandoval – Harmonica
Tammi Brown – Vocals
Deby Benton Grosjean - Fiddle

Do-Re-Mi – Woody Guthrie
Pastures of Plenty - Woody Guthrie
Walking Blues
Vigilante Man - Woody Guthrie
California Blues - Jimmie Rodgers

Act 2 – Celina Gutierrez
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velazquez
Solamente Una Vez/You Belong to my Heart - Agustin Lara 1941
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas - Osvaldo Farres 1947
Cielito Lindo -1882

Act 3 - The Bob Burnett Trio:
Sascha Landry - vocals
Steve Robertson - drums
Bob Burnett - 7 string guitar

Everyone’s Got A Home But Me – Rodgers & Hammerstein (From the musical Pipe Dream 1955)
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out 1923 – Jimmy Cox
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – 1933 Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
Hit That Jive Jack - Johnny Alston and Skeets Tolbert


Act 4 – Eleazar Cortes Trio
(Guitarron, Vihuela, and Trumpet)
Rosita Alvirez
Juan Colorado
La Adelita
Mexico Lindo

Act 5 – Back In Time
Gail Cruse, Ann Whittington and Vicki Coffis
With The Martan Mann Trio –
Martan Mann (keyboards), Phil Smith (Reeds), Dan Robbins (Bass), Olaf Schippiacasse (drums).
Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie (1946)
Mood Indigo (1930)
Straighten Up And Fly Right (1943)
In the Mood (1939)

Tammi Brown will close the show with the Battle Hymn of the Republic.