the Mad Maggies

2005 – 2009

Some Mad Events that Were – 2009

December 24Speisekammer Restaurant, Alameda – Accordion Babes Calendar and CD celebration
December 4Sleeping Lady Cafe, Fairfax with Culann’s Hounds
November 18Bread & Roses concert, Novato
November 7 – Studio E, Sebastopol. 2010 West Coast Accordion Babes Revue with Roxanne Oliva and Cobblestone, Luz Gaxiola, Tara Linda, Salane C. Schultz, Culann’s Hounds with Renée de la Prade.
October 17Music in the Plaza, San Rafael
October 16Sleeping Lady Cafe, Fairfax
October 11Speisekammer Restaurant Oktoberfest, Alameda
October 4Castro Street Fair, San Francisco – Barnaby’s World of Wonderment
October 3Black Rose Irish Pub, Santa Rosa
September 26Toad in the Hole – Oct-Toad-berfest, Santa Rosa
September 26Taste of Petaluma, downtown Petaluma
September 25Marin Brewing Company, Larkspur Landing
August 22Cotati Accordion Festival, Cotati – We played a rousing set with so much energy I though we’d lift the whole crowd, lawn chairs and all into the air. A couple of tunes in and we had them dancing. The line up was fantastic on both days. We made fans, sold swag and simply enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. This is the local festival you’ll want to put on your calendar every Summer.
August 13Downtown San Rafael Farmer’s Market, San Rafael – easy going despite persistent wind. High notes were the athletic break dancers and a Bill Murray sighting. The dancers, about 8 young guys, spontaneously started breaking to “For the Love of Pete” and continued to dazzle the crowd with their moves as we played several more tunes. Bill Murray had stopped to watch us, no doubt enjoying the live entertainment on the streets. Ya gotta love it.
August 5Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa
August 9Marin Civic Center Farmer’s Market, San Rafael
July 18Grand Lake Farmer’s Market, Oakland
June 26 – private wedding banquet
June 19Mystic Theater, Petaluma with Vagabond Opera and Amber Lee – this show rocked, honestly. Three excellent acts, enthusiastic audience, great old venue with top notch sound system and super dance floor. Yep, it was fun.
June 4Ashkenaz, Berkeley
June 6Sarah’s Vineyard Annual Spring Grill, Gilroy – This show was a lovely full moon affair. Perfect weather, good crowd, fantastic wine, delicious grilled meat. We played a tight 90 minute set out of doors overlooking the grapevines. The Porch Flies and the Adrian Gormley Ensemble also played.This beautiful winery is definitely worth a visit whenever you’re near Gilroy. Be sure and play a game of Bocce Ball on their regulation sized courts while you’re there.
May 23Smiley’s Saloon & Hotel, Bolinas
May 17Marin Civic Center Farmer’s Market, San Rafael
May 2Graeser Winery, Calistoga
April 26 – Spring Fest at Speisekammer Restaurant, Alameda – Playing music for a music-loving, pro-beer crowd was a pleasure. There were Bavarian dancers, beer drinking contests, good food and plenty of tunes. Eins, zwei, drei g’suffa! See video…
March 14158th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, San Francisco – this show was a blast! Hundreds of green-bedecked revelers. We stirred up a rousing, singing, dancing crowd.
February 7th – CD RELEASE PARTY at Accordion Apocalypse, San Francisco – Read about it…
January 23The Make-Out Room with Go Van Gogh!, San Francisco
January 21ComCast Live Video Production – “Battle of the Bands” World Music, Mill Valley – See video…
January 7thWild Women of the Accordion at Ashkenaz, Berkeley

2010 West Coast Accordion Babes Revues

December 11 – Mad Mags & GDub at The Last Record Store, Santa Rosa with Amber Lee.
September 20Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma. Amber Lee, Renée de la Prade, Roxanne Oliva, and Mags with several of the Mad Maggies
September 22Toad in the Hole, Santa Rosa. Amber Lee, Renée de la Prade, Roxanne Oliva, Salane Schultz, Mags with GDub.

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Some Mad Events that Were – 2008

December 20 – Saturday nightSmiley’s Saloon & Hotel, Bolinas – Longest Night of the Year. The audience included special guests, Kate & Ginschi who came all the way from the south of Germany to hear us.
December 5 – Friday nightRuth McGowan’s Brewpub, Cloverdale
November 22 – Saturday morningGrand Lake Farmer’s Market, Oakland
November 9 – Sunday morningMarin Civic Center Farmer’s Market, San Rafael
October 18 – Saturday afternoonBiketoberfest, Fairfax
October 11 – Saturday night – Harvest Celebration at Sarah’s Vineyard, Gilroy
This evening was a very pleasant affair. Delicious wine and food, relaxed happy guests and gracious host, Tim Slater. We recommend their pinot! Our friend, Kate took some cool photos.
September 27 – SaturdaySmiley’s Saloon & Hotel, Bolinas – T’was a balmy night coastside. Jesse served up the spirits, locals danced, our stalwart fan, Howard from KWMR was there.
August 31 – SundayRocker Oysterfeller’s Oyster & Fog Festival, Valley Ford
The line up included real good local bands: Hand Me Down, the Bluebellies, and Mr. December. The food was fantastic, super fresh seafood. We highly recommend checking out this hip joint.
August 23 – Saturday – Live on KPIG AM 1510 – Host Tim Lynch was super gracious. And interns Ryan and Gina were stellar. The 8 of us mad musicians set the KPIG record for most members of a band playing live in the studio in SF. Woo hoo! See photos here.
July 27 – Sunday afternoonGraeser Winery, Calistoga – 50th Anniversary Celebration
July 23 – Wednesday 6-9pmSonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa
July 19 – Saturday morningGrand Lake Farmer’s Market, Oakland
July 13 – Sunday morningMarin Civic Center Farmer’s Market, San Rafael
July 3 – Thursday 6-9pmDowntown San Rafael Farmer’s Market, San Rafael
June 27 – Friday early eveningCloverdale Arts Alliance Friday Night Live, Cloverdale
June 28 – Saturday nightUkiah Brewing Company, Ukiah
May 10th – Saturday afternoonBoont Beer Fest, Boonville
May 9th – Friday 10pmBlack Cat Bar, Penngrove
May 3 – SaturdayGraeser Winery, Calistoga
April 12 – SaturdaySmiley’s Saloon & Hotel, Bolinas
April 6 – Sunday morningMarin Civic Center Farmer’s Market, San Rafael
March 29 – Saturday morningGrand Lake Farmer’s Market, Oakland
March 16 – Sunday 5pmRuth McGowan’s Brewpub, Cloverdale
February 16 – Saturday Shanachie Pub, Willits
February 8 – Friday – Happy HourAce in the Hole Cider Pub, Sebastopol

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Some Mad Events that Were – 2007

December 28 – Friday nightSpeisekammer Restaurant, Alameda
Dec 8 – SaturdaySmiley’s Saloon & Hotel, Bolinas
November 10 – SaturdayUkiah Brewing Company, Ukiah
Oct 21 – Sunday morningMarin Civic Center Farmer’s Market, San Rafael
Oct 20 – Saturday afternoon1st Annual Concord Oktoberfest – Todos Santos Park, Concord
August 26 – SundayCotati Accordion Festival, Cotati
Aug 21 – TuesdayKRCB 91FM, “Crossing Borders” with Amy Contardi
Aug 4 – SaturdayGrand Lake Farmer’s Market, Oakland
Aug 2 – Thursday 9pmAshkenaz, Berkeley
July 29 – SundaySonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa
July 21– Saturday 8pmMcGrath’s Irish Pub, Alameda
June 23 – Saturday 8pm – Parlor Music Series at Spud’s Pizza, Berkeley
June 13 – 5pm and 8pm PT – “The Black Donnellys” airs again on HDNet – Our “Sleepy Maggie” underscores the bar scene.
May 25th – Friday 10pmBlack Cat Bar, Penngrove
May 19 – Saturday 9:15pmSmiley’s Saloon & Hotel, Bolinas
May 6 – Sunday afternoonGraeser Winery, Calistoga
April 29 – Sunday afternoon – “Springfest” – Speisekammer Restaurant, Alameda
April 19 – Thursday pmKRSH Thursday Night Live with Andre de Channes, Santa Rosa
April 7 – Saturday – Grand Lake Farmer’s Market, Oakland
March 8 – Thursday pmSpeisekammer Restaurant, Alameda
February 26 – Monday pm – The “Pilot” of The Black Donnellys airs on NBC. Our “Sleepy Maggie” underscores a 2:50 minute scene.

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Some Mad Events that Were – 2006

December 10th – SundayWinter Harmony Festival Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
December 2nd – Saturday 9:15pm – Smiley’s Saloon & Hotel, Bolinas
December 3rd – morningMarin Civic Center Farmer’s Market, San Rafael
November 25th – Saturday 9:30pm – 1:00amThe Starry Plough, Berkeley with Josh Lederman y Los Diablos
November 19th – Sunday 7pmThe Attic, Santa Cruz with Josh Lederman y Los Diablos
October 14th – Saturday 4pmYosemite Bugfest, Midpines with The Trespassers
September 24thSt. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church 50th Anniversary Celebration, San Anselmo
September 21st – Thursday 6-9pmDowntown San Rafael Farmer’s Market, San Rafael
September 10thMarin Civic Center Farmer’s Market
September 9th Grand Lake Farmer’s Market, Oakland
August 26th – 1:00pmCotati Accordion Festival, Cotati hub
August 14th – 8:30pmElbo Room, San Francisco with Brave Combo.
August 3rd – 1:15-4:30pmSonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa
June 22 – Thursday 6-9pmDowntown San Rafael Farmer’s Market, San Rafael
May 20th – Saturday 8pm – Fundraiser to benefit Friends of St. Francis Childcare Center, S. F. County Fair Building
May 18th – Thursday pmLast Day Saloon, Santa Rosa
March 17th – St. Paddy’s Day 8pmEdinburgh Castle Pub, San Francisco
March 10th – Friday 10pmBlack Cat Bar, Penngrove
February 10th – 10pmFlamingo Cantina, Austin, TX with the Burns Sisters and Gandalf Murphey
February 11th – 10:30pm Folk Alliance Conference, Austin, TX

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Some Mad Events that Were – 2005

December 3rd – Cozmic Cafe, 594 Main Street, Placerville
December 4th – Bay Area Country Dance Society English Ceilidh, Berkeley
October 14thBlack Cat Bar, Penngrove
October 8th – Saturday – Sacto Harvest Moon Festival, Placerville
September 22nd – Downtown San Rafael Farmer’s Market
August 27th – Cotati Accordion Festival
August 6th – Saturday pm – Smythe’s 5th Annual Accordion Festival, 21 Grand Art Gallery & Performance Space, Oakland
July 7thDowntown San Rafael Farmer’s Market
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