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Cottonwood Creek & Little Fuller Band

MARIPOSA – Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings – brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – continues into the 2015 season, presenting live, in concert, Cottonwood Creek, featuring Maggie Watkins and Scott Patrick Little on Friday, July 31, and The Little Fuller Band on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Local Mariposa singer/songwriter Scott Patrick Little and his partner Maggie Watkins have been entertaining audiences all over California’s Central Valley and Foothills at venues of all sizes with a high energy Americana/Country/Folk sound that has even impressed Nashville, where they also left their mark in recent years.

Three years ago they formed Cottonwood Creek and have been compared to The Old Crow Medicine Show and Zac Brown, in the performance of their own original, foot-stomping music.

Little Fuller Band - photo Andrew Quist PhotographyThe Little Fuller Band, from Sonora, is a highly energetic and refreshing change of pace from the usual folk/string band, and will be returning after a very successful debut appearance on the Art Park Stage last year.

Self described as California Folk, these young performers have a sound that combines influences of Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Gypsy, Punk, and Rock & Roll, with a focus on the heavily rhythmic use of tradition stringed instruments. Every song breathes with it’s own unique dynamic velocity, compounded by their natural magnetism and presence on stage; the powerful lyrics of their original songwriting features the strong vocals of Kelly Jane, coming in from San Francisco for the band’s performance at the Arts Park.

More on each of these bands – each on the brink of breaking nationally and internationally – can be found on their Facebook pages.

All performances begin at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Art Park, located on Highway 140, between 4th and 5th Streets, in historic downtown Mariposa, CA. Free parking on 5th Street along the Creek Walkway to the Park, also providing handicapped access.

The shows are free to the public – tips for the performers will be solicited, encouraged and appreciated.

The Mariposa Arts Council, sponsor of Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, is funded in part by Mariposa County, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The MARIPOSA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, INC. is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County.

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