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The Nevada County Region is a major hub for the Northern California Music Industry. And for some, it’s the Capitol for Northern California Music. As SoundCheck Music has seen in its workings as a local music shop for the past several years. Their involvement to promote local events and musicians is prominent in the community. They are always looking for different ways to get involved, promote, donate towards or sponsor the music scene. NCMA Logo2

Andy Gonzalez, Owner of Point West Promotions and New Co-Founder of the NCMA; Nevada County Musicians Association, recently visited SoundCheck Music’s Downtown location. He had high hopes that SoundCheck would be able to help promote their upcoming event, the Nevada County Musicians Mixer. SoundCheck did even better, they decided to become an Official Sponsor for the Nevada County Musicians Association. By becoming a sponsor, SoundCheck will be offering gifts for the raffles held at these mixers, promote each event, be a hub for musicians all over the region and spark the music scene with their unique inventory and offer a Year Round 10% Discount to all of the NCMA Members.

74730_10150814071969919_1481420553_n“It just seems like the right thing to do” says Bill Lapham, Owner of SoundCheck and Lead in the local band, Rio Mojo, a Blues Cover Band which performs often in the region. “There are lots of really great musicians and bands in this area, we like to do our part to help support the local working musicians.”

Nevada County Musicians Association will host their first monthly Musicians Mixer at the Holbrooke Hotel on October 21st, 2014 in Grass Valley, California. The event promises to offer educational resources, booking opportunities, networking solutions and even a presentation by On the Bus Productions, another promotional company working with musicians and venues in the Placer County Region. The event will be serving free appetizers and offering a No-Host Bar to anyone who attends. Musicians, Booking Agents, Producers, Studio Reps, Stage Hands, Engineers and even Venue Owners are encouraged to attend.

“Pretty much anyone who is anyone in the local music scene should be there.” -Corrie Vallance; Owner of On the Bus Productions and the New Marketing Director of NCMA. “Our goal is to organize an exceptional networking solution for each and every person out there that works with the local music scene. We’re hoping this opens a lot of opportunities for everyone involved” There may be some connections already being made as Corrie Vallance has also been the Marketing Director for SoundCheck Music Center in Grass Valley for the past couple years and frequently works at their Downtown location. Corrie says, “Sometimes it just takes talking to anyone and everyone about your dreams. Eventually someone is bound to get on board and help out. ”

The Nevada County Musicians Association Administrative Team consists of Co-Founder – Andy Gonzalez; Owner of Point West Promotions; Co-Founder – Jamal Walker; Owner of My Way Productions and Marketing Director – Corrie Vallance; Owner of On the Bus Productions. They have prepared a website set up for members to check out and get frequent updates. Visit ncmusicians.wix.com/NCMA for more information.

Elvis Presley, a legend in Rock n Roll. The artists who had it all, music, arts, film and the looks to carry him through a long remembered career. On this Day in 1969, Elvis Presley comes to Vegas! Making his first live concert appearance since March 25, 1961, he plays the International Hotel in Las Vegas, the first of 57 shows that will help revive his career and earn him $1.5 million! A far change from Elvis’ first monetary earnings which was $5 in Carnival Rides at the tender age of ten. His first performance, featuring Elvis standing on a chair to reach the microphone, he the ole’ song “Old Shep” in a Talent Show for the Youth at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, held in Tupelo, Mississippi. He won 5th place!

Here you can see the video of Elvis actually walking with the contractors during the signing of his contract to work the International Hotel before the hotel is even finished being built!

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a Youthful Elvis Presley

1945 : John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) in Berkeley, California.
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

John Fogerty depicted his experiences from Putah Creek near Winters, CA in the Song “Green River” while vacationing from his hometown in Berkeley, CA. He was born and raised there attending El Cerrito High and practicing with others who would other band together and create the famous band “Creedence Clearwater Revival”

Their teacher Barry Olivier was the producer & creator for the Berkeley Folk Festival which was held annually from 1958 to 1970.

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The Beatles

Beatles Anthology Collage

1960 : Paul McCartney and John Lennon perform as “The Nerk Twins” at the Fox and Hounds pub in Reading, England. The pub is owned by McCartney’s cousin and her husband. The duo play another set the next day. http://calendar.songfacts.com/events/April/23/

The Durkans

Kevin and Kerri Durkan with Daughters Violet and Jasmine in 2011 when they Purchased the Fox and Hounds Pub

In 2011, the Fox and Hounds Pub was purchased by Kevin and Kerri Durkan who were already owners of local popular microbrewery Two Bridges Brewery. The new landlords intended on turning the pool room into a shrine to honor the “Beatles” with memorabilia. They were given several donated pieces by The Cavern Club and the Beatles Society.

They also had hopes to receive a few transcriptions of McCartneys very own lyrics from the Beatles Anthology that had made references to the very pub they performed in. Although, we cannot speculate if that actually transpired. The Beatles Anthology has a writing by Sir Paul McCartney that reads “That spring of 1960, John and I went down to a pub in Reading, The Fox And Hounds, run by my cousin Betty Robbins and her husband,” resource; http://www.getreading.co.uk/lifestyle/food-drink/ginger-beerd-reading-festival-ale-5776305

Recently, Kevin and Kerri celebrated when they found out that they had been placed in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide. The Pub was listed among 4,500 0f the 50,000 pubs in Britain to make the 2014 guide.

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Landlords Kevin and Kerrie Durkan, centre, with daughters Violet and Jasmine, celebrate with regulars in the pub’s new beer garden

Visit their Facebook Page Here to keep tabs on this long lived historical pub.

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Fox and Hounds Pub Reading England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Fox And Hounds: a Reading CAMRA LocAle Pub

Meet the Nerk Twins

SoundCheck Music Center partnered with On the Bus Productions to Sponsor the “GiveTeensMusic” Community Drive. The drive is asking for Donations of Instruments for the Music Department at Park Avenue High School in Grass Valley. Greg Zaller and recently awarded, “Principal of the Year”, Marty Mathiesen are determined to get the Music Department up and playing by end of year. This Project needs your support! Visit the website page for FAQ’s and How you can support your community today!

Park Avenue Alternative Education is a Second Chance High School continuation program. The mission of the school is to recognize the individual talents and abilities of our students, promote academic and social competency, and develop productive citizens. In addition to an emphasis on core curricular subjects, They offer a wide variety of elective and vocational classes. Students may enroll in ROP, as well as, earn elective credit if they are employed. Click on our Logo Above to Visit our Website.

Youth Music Program Drive

Give Teens Music is a Community Drive to Bring Instruments to a Youth Music Program

“The Making of an Indie Artist” will be released on Monday April 7th. This special episode of Tech Talk will feature Curtis Hildebrand from Sunny Dragon Records giving us an in depth look into the Indie Industry and how it works in the real world now. The program is Sponsored by SoundCheck Music Center of Grass Valley, Produced by On the Bus Productions and will feature works by Arachni PhotoMedia, Soundz of Norcal, Sunny Dragon Records, Stillwood Sages Band, Tanglewood Studios and much more!

SoundCheck enjoys working with their community. They want to bring you the best gear, deals, lessons, and information about Music and Musicians they possibly can! Don’t miss out on this Exclusive Interview.

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Tech Talk is a workshop dedicated to getting the Basics to Musicians Everywhere!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus Journeys

Did you know that On the Bus Productions hosts a Studio Event every Friday called the OTB Underground? Well neither did we! That is, we didn’t think it would be this big or this frequent. The Bus Studio has become the Auburn, CA “hang out” on Friday nights more recently, bringing some fantastic musicians, music connoisseurs and great dancing tunes from all over the Sierra Foothills and Northern California.

OTB planned on hosting the musical studio event “OTB Underground” once a month. The idea was to open up the studio floor to seasoned and beginner musicians who just wanted to jam and ‘hook up’ with other musicians. We wanted to open opportunities for “music people” who wanted to find other “music people”. The event also offered a great place for folks to simply come and enjoy a Live Music Scene without the bar scene. The word…

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