This coming Summer Solstice Friday June 21st 2024 Them Dirt Rakers are hosting their 3rd “Americana Night” at Felton Music Hall sharing there set with local musical legend special guest Patti Maxine. We Also are featuring SUGAR BY THE POUND duo Erin Valdiva and Cristy Aloysi also accompanied by Patti Maxine . Our 3rd local band is AXE & ROSE … everyone for this “Americana Night” / Summer Solstice event resides here locally… a true “Local Flavored event”


Lap steel virtuoso and vocal stylist, Patti Maxine has become a household word in Santa Cruz area as well as Hawaiian circles. A musical Swiss army knife, she handles a variety of styles with ease, sliding gracefully from Hawaiian to swing, from R&B and rock, from blues , jazz and Americana. She has played with countless bands, established and up-and- coming musicians and visiting Hawaiian players. Audiences love her incredible musicianship and unique vocal interpretation along with her comfortable and fun stage presence, and undeniable oneness with her music. She always leaves 'em wanting more.

Her achievements include: World Championship Steel Guitar 1955 (Ohio - age 17!), induction in Sacramento Western Swing Society Hall of Fame in 2011, Gail Rich award 2017, San Lorenzo Valley Woman of the Year 2018, Good Times cover story 2018, and participation as a master player at the Lap Steel Festival on Maui from 2014-2018.


Erin Valdivia (guitar, bass and vocals ) and Cristy Aloysi (mandolin and vocals) of Sugar By the Pound explore musical styles ranging from old time, to folk, bluegrass and americana with a captivating mix of original and cover tunes. Sugar by the pound is an all women's string band from the Santa Cruz mountains… Erin and Cristy will also be accompanied by Lap steel virtuoso and vocal stylist Patti Maxine


Axe & Acoustic is a local band with both acoustic and electric roots. A blend of favorite classics from Tom Petty and Bob Dylan and lesser known but dearly loved tunes by Uncle Tupelo and Gilyan Welch are rounded out with fun originals. This high energy foot stompin’ band features Chad on guitar, harmonica and vocals, Pam on guitar, dobro and vocals ( from The Swirly Girls )and Michele DeMay on tight drums. Don’t miss this band!

A little about the hosting Band :


The Dirt Rakers are an Americana (Santa Cruz mountains honey jar Americana) band featuring Erik Rozite (guitar and vocals), Jayne Williams (mandolin and vocals), Jay Hansen (lead acoustic resonator guitar, slide), and Jojo Fox (bass and harmonies) Louisa Sandman (washboard). We're a home-brewed group out of the redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains, blending a high octane / cask-fermented feel, purdy harmonies, and a deep love of all rootsy genres of music. Rock, country, bluegrass, blues, jam band and folk all swirl together in our magical musical brew. We mix our original songs with some covers by anyone from Tom Petty, Wilco, Neil Young, and Devil Makes Three to old school tunes like Hank Williams, and The Carter Family … We're a bunch of good-time friends playing good-time music.

OUR Album “FOGGY FOREST” can be found :

Our website is where you can find out where we are playing and or have played (flyer section) we also have a few videos and pictures on our website for your viewing

Jazz The Dog with Patti Maxine

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Capitola Wine Bar and Merchants, 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

The Royal Court of Jazz The Dog: Patti Maxine, Rick Zeek, and Rhan Wilson will be most pleased to present to their adoring fans, an afternoon of Americana inspired originals, daring re-imagined cover tunes, and silly off-the-cuff improvisations.

Sip the finest wines, dabble in the cheesiest of cheeses, and delight your senses as you witness spontaneity at its finest.

Driveth, walketh, or rideth your biketh to Capitola - hecketh, you can even flyeth. But do be there. Do.

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