Written by Ronnie Sweeting – Producer/Mariposa Evenings
MARIPOSA – Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings – the summer concert series brought to you by the Mariposa County Arts Council and it’s many fine sponsors – enters the halfway point of the 2015 season, presenting The Mountain Men on Friday, July 24, and The Horse’s Mac on Saturday, July 25, at the Mariposa County Arts Park stage.
Gathered around a single condenser microphone like an old time radio show, The Mountain Men perform a Roots style of Bluegrass/Americana that’s pure as a mountain stream. Singing and playing their traditional instruments (guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and upright bass), this group is a conglomeration of players assembled from several popular Sierra and Bay Area bands – The Trespassers, The Jespersons, Cryin’ Shame and Pathetic Honey – brought together by their mutual love of this distinct American style of music.
For more information on this roots music collective, who’ve already headlined The Great American Music Hall multiple times, visit their Facebook page.
The Horse’s Mac, from San Francisco, will be making their second Mariposa Evening’s appearance – after their very successful debut last year – on Saturday night. This hard rocking group features renowned drummer, Sky Harris, a born and bred local Mariposan.
Harris has world class chops, with recording and global touring experience during his tenure with the popular heavy metal group Laas Rocket. That group played a coveted opening slot for Metallica on their five night stand at The Warfield in San Francisco celebrating their 30th anniversary, because Metallica’s drummer, Lars Ulrich, believed that Harris’ drumming was among the best he’d ever seen. Find out more about The Horse’s Mac on their Facebook page.
A complete schedule of the talent performing throughout this summer season, along with a brief description of each, can be found at www.mariposaartscouncil.org.
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.
By Ronnie Sweeting – Producer/Mariposa Evenings