Al’s first album, Bedsitter Images, was released in England in 1967 (and years later in the US), followed by 1969’s Love Chronicles, which featured
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and a pseudonymous Richard Thompson on lead guitars.

After several more albums written in autobiographical mode, Al shifted his lyrical gaze outward, into history, literature and current events, an
approach debuted on 1973’s
Past, Present & Future (released on the Janus label in 1974). The follow-up, Modern Times, cracked the US Top 40
album charts in 1975 and drew Al and his backing band to the States for a full length tour.

With groundwork laid and touring dues paid, Al’s next album exploded in America:
Year of the Cat, released in 1976, spawned two Top 20 hits (the
title song and “
On the Border”), and itself became a million-selling record. After Al relocated to California, where he still resides, his next album,
1978’s Time Passages, repeated the success of its predecessor, selling another million copies and spinning off the Top 10 title track and Top 30 single,
Song on the Radio.”

Despite high quality songs and performances, subsequent Stewart albums in the ’70s and ’80s didn’t receive as much popular attention, as punk
rock and other new musical movements pushed their way into public consciousness. In the early ’90s, Al returned to his folk roots with a solo tour
of the UK, his first in 15 years, and
Famous Last Words, which utilized acoustic instrumentation and traditional folk and classical styles. Between
the Wars
(1995), focusing on the ’20s and ’30s, marked Al’s first collaboration with former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber; their next effort, Down
in the Cellar
(2000), was a concept album, incorporating Al’s knowledge of fine wines into his you-are-there songs of personal and historical
vignettes; the CD was only released in Europe. Now the long drought of new Stewart songs has been broken by
A Beach Full of Shells, Al’s first CD
for Appleseed, which finds him at the peak of his songwriting powers, still able to conjure other times and distant places with well-chosen words and
evocative music.

This is a Beach full of gems.
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@ Sweetwater Union High School
2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
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Like the fine wines that are his hobby, Al Stewart’s gifts as a singer and songwriter have matured and
ripened over the course of his musical career, stretching from the early ’60s to the present and beyond.

Stewart was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1945, and moved with his family to Bournemouth, a seaside town in
the South of England, at an early age. It was in Bournemouth that Al bought his first guitar – from
Andy
Summers
, future lead guitarist of The Police – and learned his first guitar licks – from Robert Fripp, later the
leader of
King Crimson.   

At 16, Al headed toward his future by playing guitar in various local bands. “In 1963 The Beatles were breaking
out in England,” Al explained in the liner notes to his Greatest Hits collection issued by Rhino Records last
year. “I wanted to be Al Beatle. Along came the Rolling Stones and I wanted to be Keith Richards.” But a
strong dose of Bob Dylan’s original songs shifted his focus from instrumentalist to lyricist and vocalist.

In 1965, Al moved to London and became the emcee at the famed Les Cousins folk club, rubbing shoulders
with young talents like Paul Simon, Ralph McTell, Bert Jansch and Cat Stevens. He started writing and
performing his own songs, first at Les Cousins, later at other folk clubs and colleges across England,
frequently appearing with folk-oriented groups like the Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention, and
Pentangle.
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April 4 @ 7:30pm
This venerable singer/songwriter is still doing what he does best, and clearly his best is as good as ever.
- Miami Herald
Accompanied by guitarist Dave Nachmanoff
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A master of the slack key guitar, Ledward Kaapana has been one of Hawaii's most influential musicians for
nearly three decades. A founding member of Hui 'Ohana, a group he formed in the early-1970s, with his twin
brother, Nedward, and a cousin, Dennis Pavao, Kaapana was instrumental in bringing the slack key tradition to
stages around the globe. Launching a solo career in 1983, Kaapana has continued to garner acclaim for his
improvisational melodies and falsetto vocals. The Honolulu Advertiser called Kaapana, "friendly, generous,
self-effacing, a little kolohe (rascally) and a flat out genius at just about any stringed instrument that can be
finger-picked."

Born on the southeastern shore of the Big Island, in the shadow of the Kilauea volcano, Kaapana grew up
without electricity, television and telephones. As a youngster, he was inspired by the playing of an uncle, Fred,
who had taught himself to play slack key guitar.

Kaapana continues to tune his guitar in the unique tunings that, according to legend, were revealed to his
uncle in a series of dreams. Kaapana was equally influenced by such slack key guitarists as Gabby Pahinui and
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“Ledward Kaapana is a master of the art of Hawaiian slack-key guitar and one of the islands' great singers in the traditional falsetto style.”
w/Mike Kaawa
Raymond Kane. Kaapana's first success as a soloist came when his 1983 album, Lima Wela, received the prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano award as
"Best Instrumental Album". Performing in the Smithsonian's Festival of American Folklife, in 1988, he toured with the National Council of
Traditional Arts program, "Masters Of The Steel String Guitar", from 1990 to 1992.

Kaapana has collaborated with a wide range of musicians. A concert with steel string guitarist Bob Brozman was released on a video, Kila Kila Meets
Ki Ho'alu, in 1997. The following year, he recorded an album, Waltz Of The Wind, with guest musicians including Brozman, Sam Bush, Jerry
Douglas, Alison Krauss, Sonny Landreth, Ricky Skaggs and George Winston. Black Sand followed in mid-2000; In the Saddle was issued in early
2001.

[A number of additional CDs have been released since the above Bio was written]
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Martin & Eliza Carthy
April 3 @ 7:30pm
  • "Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of
    them all" ~ Q Magazine (about Martin Carthy)
  • "For four decades, Martin Carthy's work has immeasurably enriched the British
    folk heritage. He is regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of
    traditional music of the British Isles, as well as a highly influential and much-
    imitated guitarist. Awarded the MBE for services to English folk music in 1998, his
    drive and enthusiasm are undiminished and he continues to be one of folk music's
    great innovators." ~ BBC
Martin Carthy MBE is an English folk singer and guitarist who has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music,
inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, and later artists such as Richard Thompson, since he emerged as a young
musician in the early days of the folk revival.

Martin's many musical endeavors include membership in the British group
Steeleye Span, as a duo with fiddle player Dave Swarbrick and with
his wife Norma Waterson and their daugther Eliza Carthy as Waterson:Carthy.

Eliza Carthy has won awards for Folk Singer of the Year, Best Album (for Anglicana) and Best Traditional Track (for "Worcester City", on
the album Anglicana) in 2003. She was also the first traditional English musician to be nominated for a BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music in
the same year (for Anglicana).
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Martin:  Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2002, and again in 2005.  Best Traditional Track for 'Famous Flower of
Serving Men' (2005).  In the 2007 Folk Awards, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick won "Best duo".  Lifetime Achievement Award (2014).
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Eliza:  Twice nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for UK album of the year: in 1998 for Red Rice, and again in 2003 for Anglicana (won).  
Folk Singer of the Year, Best Album (for Anglicana) and Best Traditional Track (for "Worcester City", on the album Anglicana) in 2003 (as
noted above)
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Martin & Eliza (duo):  The fRoots Critics Poll Album Of The Year (2014):  The Moral Of The Elephant.
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About Us
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About Us
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National Flatpicking Champion and San Diego native Tyler Grant is an internationally
recognized guitar virtuoso, songwriter, vocalist and leader of the band Grant Farm. Tyler has
appeared at most major US festivals and performed thousands of concerts and guitar
workshops worldwide. He was an original member of the Emmitt-Nershi Band and was a
sideman for Abigail Washburn, April Verch and Adrienne Young. He has produced three solo
albums and three releases by Grant Farm for his own Grant Central Records. The latest
release, Meeting on the Mountain, an inspired collaboration with the band Fruition, spawned
the concept of the Meeting on the Mountain Live Broadcast, a radio-style musical program, of
which Tyler is host.
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Tyler Grant, Mike Witcher and Adrian Engfer
April 18 @ 7:30pm
Mike Witcher grew up the youngest of five siblings in a musical and artistic family in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Influenced by the many styles of
music he heard at home, he was soon playing with father Dennis and brother Gabe (of Punch Brothers fame) in the legendary SoCal-based bluegrass
band The Witcher Brothers.

Now a much-in-demand session player in LA and Nashville, Michael has worked with such artists as Dwight Yoakam, Dolly Parton, Bette Midler,
Peter Rowan, Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Laurie Lewis and John Paul Jones (bassist of Led Zeppelin) among others. He has played the Grand Ole
Opry and Prairie Home Companion many times and you can hear him on hundreds of records, sound tracks, commercials and tv shows.

What sets Michael apart (and why he has such an impressive resume) is his sound. He has achingly gorgeous tone, dead-on intonation, and ideas and
breaks that make you feel that thing deep in your gut when the music is just right.

Adrian Engfer has been a staple in the Colorado music scene since moving to Boulder in 2008. He picked up the bass guitar while in High School in
Santa Cruz, CA and went on to study Music Performance at Humboldt State University. He has toured nationally with Grant Farm, Hot Soup, Benny
Galloway, Jet Edison, Dukes of Ted and Jeff Crosby and the Refugees and shared stages with The Funky Meters, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous
Stringdusters, Keith Moseley and Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident, Andy Thorn and Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams and
Elephant Revival. Adrian is renowned for his tasteful bass playing, clever songs and stellar vocals.