Presented by Fiddling Cricket Concerts & Canyon Acoustic Society

Steve Palazzo, with Charlie Rice and Rachel Goodman
Pickin’ and singing duets vintage 30’s to 50’s

Sat 6/2, 7:30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) Tickets $15adv / $18 door donation
@ Ugly Mug Soquel


Fiddling Cricket at 408 499 9441 or

Santa Cruzian, Steve Palazzo, is this year’s Santa Cruz County Arts Council Gail Rich Awards winner in the music category. These annual Awards recognize those who inspire our culturally rich community. Steve has been involved with music his entire life and his rich amalgam of traditional bluegrass, blues and old-time country music, along with an enormous repertoire, speak to a lifetime immersed in playing, building (as the 3rd employee of Santa Cruz Guitars) and teaching acoustic guitar. His mastery of American Roots guitar styles and heartfelt vocals always make for a compelling performance. He was a regular member of the local bluegrass group, Homefire, for many years; hosts many excellent house concerts; and, when he has time away from his prodigious teaching schedule, accompanies and sings with favorite local partners, like Charlie Rice and Rachel Goodman.


The show will feature Steve singing old-time country duets with Charlie and Rachel, performing a separate set with each of them. Both sets will be drawing heavily from the pre-Bluegrass 1930's era of classic "brother duets" by the likes of the Delmore Brothers, Blue Sky Boys & Monroe Brothers, right up through the Louvin and Everly Brothers. Former bandmate with Homefire, mandolinist Mike Osgood, has also threatened to join in the festivities.