The Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series kicks off with a free outdoor performance by the Meredith Axelrod on Thursday, July 2, 7:00–8:30 p.m. at the Rotary Park Gazebo, on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, in front of the Community Center in Winters.
Meredith Axelrod is a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for early jazz and pre-1930s American pop music. She loves to seek out the hidden gems in the nooks and crannies of old-time music, vintage jazz, ragtime, and blues, and bring them to new life with her rich, distinctive voice and quirky sense of humor. She has performed with Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur, the Cheap Suit Serenaders, R. Crumb, and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band.
The performance is part of the Winters Friends of the Library summer concert series. WFoL has presented free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July since 1998. This year the series will continue with Los Tres de Winters playing Norteño-style music on July 9, the Muddy Waders playing an eclectic mix of tunes (Miles Davis meets the Grateful Dead) on July 16, the Crescent Katz playing New Orleans traditional jazz and hot swing on July 23, and Arann Harris and the Bad Farmers playing the funkiest farm songs anywhere on July 30.
Invite your friends and neighbors, bring a blanket or lawn chairs or sit on the grass, sip a cool drink, and enjoy some fine live music on a summer evening. The Friends of the Library will have delicious refreshments for sale, and all proceeds will support the Winters Library. There will also be a selection of quality used books for sale. At this first concert, everyone will be invited to choose a free book.
For more information, contact Keith Cary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 795-3173.
Thanks to Diane Cary for this article.