Carolyn Sills and Gerard Egan / Medicinal Purposes (Scott Guthrie and Pearl Olson)

A Double Date Night show

Thursday, 12th October, 7.30pm $15adv res/$18dr

The Ugly Mug, 4640 Soquel Drive, CA 95073


We describe this as a “Double Date” night because of the pairing of our local bass playing cowgirl singer / hot-shot guitarist husband duo, with a similar touring duo from the mid-west. Both duos will be backed by percussionist Jimmy Norris, who also appears on both group’s recorded material.


Carolyn Sills and husband, Gerard Egan are best known  as 2/5ths of the Carolyn Sills Combo, which over their 6 years existence here in Santa Cruz, has established a stellar reputation locally and nationally for their mixture of western swing, rockabilly, country (particularly Patsy Cline tributes) and, more and more, their own original material in these genres. It is an honor to get them on The Mug stage as a duo.


Medicinal Purposes (Scott Kerry Guthrie and “cowgirl” Pearl Olson) are an Americana/ duo from the Driftless region of the mid-west. Like Gerard and Carolyn they provide flawless harmony and craft intelligent, witty, and heartfelt original lyrics, and can rockabilly it up with the best of them. Though well-known and respected in their locality, they are unknown here and are touring the West Coast in support of their recent CD, “That’s What I am Talking About”, produced by Bay Area local, John Jacob.