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@ Sweetwater Union High School
2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
(619) 201-0520
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IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION:
ALL SALES FINAL -- NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
ALL ORDERS FILLED IN ORDER OF PURCHASE -- ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED*
*  By Row & Section number (
seats are not numbered)
*  For more details, go to the
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TICKETS ARE
HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP
ADVANCE SALES END @ NOON ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT
*  Unless the concert is shown as "SOLD OUT", tickets WILL be available at the concert
DEC
DEC
March 2 @ 7:30
TICKET INFORMATION:
NOTES:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)        
........... All tickets are Will Call (pick up at theater on night of concert)
"He weaves wry, slices of life observations..." ~ Associated Press
"The preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement ~ Rolling Stone
"Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his  songs." ~ Boston Globe
John Gorka is perhaps the quintessential iconic singer-songwriter of the 80’s folk scene.

Hailing from New Jersey, but forged in the Greenwich Village Fast Folk scene, he honed his craft
and persona into an unmistakable image. The shy, wry, insightful, and yes, sensitive singer-
songwriter has been copied and parodied.  But the old coat he wove still fits, and still suits him
well. The old songs ring as true as they ever did, and the new ones are just as good.

Rising from a milieu of lovelorn singer-songwriters, Gorka illuminates with his trademark word
play, twisting, turning and tying words and phrases in the way a balloon artist creates complex
creatures from simple balloons. Few contemporary songwriters coax language as deftly as Gorka.

Over the years, other performers have discovered his songwriting. His material is championed by
many — to date more than twenty artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs,
including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell. He also started sharing
tours with many notable friends — Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter among them. All
this has brought his music to an ever-widening audience. His video for the single
“When She
Kisses Me”
found a long-term rotation on VH-1’s “Current Country,” as well as on CMT and the
Nashville Network. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, appeared on CNN, and has
been the subject of other national programming.
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VIDEO:
Trailer from The Gypsy Life DVD
March 24 @ 7:30
TICKET INFORMATION:
NOTES:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)        
........... All tickets are Will Call (pick up at theater on night of concert)
"With a voice like a grazed hawk, she sings bluesy Southern Gothic tales.
Whatever you are doing I guarantee
you'll stop and listen to every word."
4 Stars
~ MOJO Magazine
In conversation and in public, Mary Gauthier comes off as a practical, no-nonsense
woman. Stoic, even. Which wouldn’t seem unusual, except for the fact that her songs carry
so much emotional punch, they can leave you staggering. She has a way of burrowing into
that hole so many of us carry inside our souls, and emerging with universal truths that
show we aren’t so alone after all.

Gauthier knows where our exposed nerve endings lie because she’s probed her own so
deeply, finally learning to unlock the fear and loneliness that controlled her escape-
seeking trajectory for so long before songwriting — and the sobriety that drew it forth at
age 35 — gave her a steadier flight path.

But even though her albums have received countless accolades (2005’s Mercy Now earned
her the
Americana Music Association’s New/Emerging Artist of the Year title, and 2011’s
The Foundling was named the
No. 3 Record of the Year by the L.A. Times), Gauthier felt
she needed to rack up her pilot hours, so to speak, before she could hit another major
milestone: recording a live album. When she was ready, she captured Live at Blue Rock
(In the Black Records) at a concert at the Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio in
Wimberley, Texas, outside of Austin.

Louisiana native-turned-Nashville resident Gauthier’s songs have earned praise from Bob
Dylan and Tom Waits, and been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Boy George
and many others.

“As a songwriter, I’m always trying to go to the deepest possible place inside of me. Past
the navel-gazing, past the self-conscious, to get to that ‘we,’” Gauthier explains. “’Cause
deep inside of all of us is the universal. And that is an artist’s job, to transcend the self.
I’m in there, but then hopefully, it goes past that and it hits something far, far bigger and
more important than me. That’s what I’m aimin’ for every time I write.”
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VIDEO:
Preview of Mary's new album
Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $25 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Your ticket order will be filled in Row 8A (+/- 1 row)
Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $35 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Your Premium Seat order will be filled in Row 3B/3C (+/- 1 row)
Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $25 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Your ticket order will be filled in Row 7B/7C (+/- 1 row)
Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $35 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Your Premium Seat order will be filled in Row 4B/4C (+/- 1 row)
March 9 @ 7:30
“The Mammals don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it.” – Washington Post

“A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a
collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions.”  
No Depression
A high-octane Americana quintet from New York’s storied Hudson Valley, The
Mammals
carry on the work of Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie with a deep
original repertoire and signature “trad is rad” sound.

Founded in 2001 by Seeger’s grandson, Tao, second generation fiddler/singer,
Ruth Ungar, and banjo/guitar songsmith, Mike Merenda, The Mammals
reemerged in 2017 “stronger than ever” (Folk Alley) fronted by Mike + Ruthy
along with drums, bass and pedal steel. Known for their
jubilant, high-energy
shows
, The Mammals deftly move from older-than-dirt banjo duets to sound-
the-alarm topical fare that’s right in line with the times, bouncing from
roof
raising hoe-downs to hear-a-pin-drop a cappella balladry
.

Their dynamic shows regularly bring a tear to the eye and hope to the hearts
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Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $20 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Your ticket order will be filled in Row 6B/6C (+/- 1 row)
Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $30 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Your Premium Seat order will be filled in Row 3A (+/- 1 row)
TICKET INFORMATION:
NOTES:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)        
........... All tickets are Will Call (pick up at theater on night of concert)
of listeners of all generations. In an era of disconnect, The Mammals work to re-connect thru their truth-telling lyrics, off-the-
cuff storytelling and euphoric instrumentals.

In 2018 The Mammals will be touring internationally in support of their their new full-length release including the singles My
Baby Drinks Water, a mother’s lullaby plea to protect clean water, and Culture War, a song that “gets right to the heart of the
fight for the American soul.” (No Depression)
The soul-dipped first single of their new collaboration, came out on a 45 with a music video at the end of 2016, with a premiere via Relix
Magazine.

Over the last five years Dustbowl has become known for their free-flowing and joyous live shows, combining their funk rhythm and brass
section with a fast-picking string band section – opening for bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty and The Preservation
Hall Jazz Band, touring China as a guest of the State Department and headlining festivals like Delfest, Floydfest, Hardly Strictly
Bluegrass, and recently Bergenfest (Norway) and Tonder Festival (Denmark). The band received a big wave of attention with their music
video that featured famous actor Dick Van Dyke for “Never Had to Go”, which garnered over 10 million cumulative views.
March 23 @ 7:30pm
The Dustbowl Revival is an Americana and Soul band with eight full-time
members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues
and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new
fire out of familiar coal.  The band was founded in 2008 in the bohemian enclave of
Venice Beach, California.

Dustbowl just recorded their fourth studio album with Grammy Award winning
producer (Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphy’s) and Flogging Molly
founding member Ted Hutt. While the band launched with an old-time style and
deeper bluegrass roots (a fateful Craigslist ad got it all started), they recently
departed toward a more modern soul sound, still with their mixture of New Orleans
swing, Americana, a little blues, and roots-rock.
New Orleans funk, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music
VIDEOS:
Click HERE
TICKET INFORMATION:
NOTES:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)        
............All tickets are Will Call (pick up at theater on night of concert)
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AUDIO:
Hey Baby
AUDIO:
Leaving Time
Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $20 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Your ticket order will be filled in Row 7B/7C (+/- 1 row)
Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $30 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Your Premium Seat order will be filled in Row 4A (+/- 1 row)