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Sounds Like: Little Feat, The Grateful Dead
Label: Summerhill Records
Manager: Kathy Pomianek
This San Francisco based high-octane Americana quintet performs an original repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel.
Houston Jones invites you into a world of musical virtuosity and storytelling that ranges from the myths of ancient Greece to the red dirt back roads ... See Full Bio
Stage 1 Directions: http://www.bighornmountainfestival.com/venue.htm
Stage 2: Workshop "The Roots of Americana Music"
Stage 1 Camping/lodging: http://www.bighornmountainfestival.com/camping-lodging.htm
Doors 7:00 pm As you may know, about this time last year Keith Holland Guitars was notified that the building it occupies did not have the proper zoning designation for the activities that The Woodshed was presenting – specifically the concerts. Our community rallied around our mission, and the Los Gatos Town Council granted a one-year abatement of the code enforcement it had enacted against Keith Holland Guitars. It is time to bring our community up to date on this issue and let you know what’s ahead. Here is the bottom line: • Woodshed Music & Arts will be vacating the woodshed space at Keith Holland Guitars • Starting with the April 19 Houston & Jones Concert, Woodshed Music & Arts concerts will be held temporarily at St. James Church in Willow Glen • This decision was made after months of research and investigation into alternatives, working closely with the Los Gatos Planning Department • No one has “shut us down” – this decision was made unanimously by our board of directors • This has nothing to do with whether the town of Los Gatos does or does not want music or does or does not support small business – it is solely about building code issues that were not resolvable in an economically feasible manner Please do not call, write or email the Los Gatos Town Council or Management Offices about this matter. We know this new comes as a blow to many of you, and it is to us as well. They synergy between Keith Holland Guitars and The Woodshed seemed just about perfect. The one factor that we missed, was that the building itself was not ideal for the assembly class occupancy that we require for presenting concerts. Over the past year, we have investigated myriad approaches to bringing the building into compliance including meeting additional fire and safety codes for the assembly occupancy, along with compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and proper parking to alleviate stress on the neighborhood. Last fall, we established Woodshed Music & Arts as a nonprofit and received 501c3 status through a Group Exemption Program sponsored by Folk Alliance International. The program was designed just for small venues such as ours to benefit from tax-exempt status. We put together a stellar board of directors including Keith Holland, Bev Barnett and Greg Newlon who founded The Woodshed together – along with Rene Maus as our treasurer and directors Carol McComb, Van Baker and Paul Kent. Read more about our board here. We began a fundraising campaign at the end of 2013 to fund the cost of the conditional use permit (CUP) and associated construction necessary to continue our activities at Keith Holland Guitars. We worked closely with town planning and building departments and they have gone above and beyond, spending many hours researching different approaches to help us qualify for the permit with the least expense possible. Ultimately, however, the board decided that it was not in the best interest of the organization to pursue the CUP and incur the architect’s fees and significant construction costs to bring this building into compliance for our purposes. On March 9, the Woodshed Music & Arts board voted unanimously to discontinue operations in our current space inside Keith Holland Guitars. As one of our board members put it, the issues around building code compliance have side tracked our ability to move the mission of our organization forward. By letting go of what has been our home for the past 16 months, it is our hope that we can free ourselves to look forward and plan a brilliant and vibrant future for Woodshed Music & Arts. As we move forward, we promise to provide high quality concert programming and explore ways to grow Woodshed Music & Arts in order to increase the positive impact of music on the greater South Bay community. We are viewing the relocation of concerts to St. James Church as just the first step. Who knows… perhaps someone has a commercial building available for our use, at the right price and with the proper zoning and compliance already in place. If so… please let us know! Bev Barnett President, Woodshed Music & Arts
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