Monthly Archives: September 2016

Wed Oct 19, 7 pm, Norcal Jazz Fest Will & Peter Anderson w/ Alex Wintz

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-12-42-24-pmPops is very excited to host the Fourth Annual Norcal Jazz. Clarinet and saxophone virtuosos Will and Peter Anderson on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm. Advanced Tickets may be purchased for $10 online or at Dunsmuir Hardware in Dunsmuir and at the Fifth Season in Mt Shasta. They will be $15 at the door.

Check out their sound here.

Joining these virtuoso Saxophone and Clarinet players is Alex Wintz on Guitar. This is not to be missed. These identical twins will ‘blow’ the room away with there beautiful melody and skills. This is one of those nights to bring young people to, and see what America’s Music

Sun Oct 9 @ 7 pm – Moody Little Sister – Folk Rock Soul Duo

Moody LIttle Sister







Moody Little Sister, a folk rock duo, will be playing here at Pops on Sunday, October 9 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Naomi Hooley and Rob Stroup form a Folk-Rock & Soul Duo out of Portland Oregon called “Moody Little Sister”. Four years ago after having to walk out on a violent crowd in a small town bar – the duo was forced to reconsider the path that most bands follow. This “Soul Searching” led them to question who they were as people, what they wanted out of their life and music, and what they wanted their fans to experience at their shows.

Moody Little Sister redefined themselves and their approach while also crafting a fresh and non-traditional way of giving music to their fan base. For the past four years – they have been performing nearly 100 shows a year in back yards, living rooms, and on large pieces of property where they have created “Camping Concerts”. Folks bring their tents and families to hang out with the band, with each other, and with nature.

Community, nature, and the inward journey are the chorus line themes to most of the band’s songs. As a result they have been regarded as “social change agents” and “community creators”. Their debut record “Wild Places” is a soundtrack for anyone on a journey to be more authentically themselves. Their live shows have been described as “transcendent” – as people are given the opportunity to experience community, nature, music with purpose, and themselves. That same transcendence was captured on their new record that they will be touring in 2016.


“.. True Grit..”   – KINK FM

“There aren’t adequate words to describe the magic that Naomi and Rob bring into a living room.. Naomi’s lyrics come from a deep place within her to touch the hearts of everyone listening, and her vocal is pure honey. Together with Rob’s considerable talent on the guitar, Moody Little Sister makes for an unforgettable house concert..  Book them! Your Audience will thank you!”                            –

C. Wood         ( Concerts In Your Home) 2015

“Moody Little Sister’s performance at Britt Music and Arts Festival in the fall of 2015, proved to be strong and memorable.  Naomi and Rob took the audience on an intimate journey through their original and well-shaped melodies….…Naomi and Rob are provocative performing artist and social change agents.  The Britt stage will see them again.”    – Donna Briggs –President and CEO  – Britt Music and Arts Festival  Jacksonville, Oregon- 2015 



Britt Festivals

Wildwood Festival 

Sisters Folk Festival 

Bite of Seattle 

Siskiyou Folk & Bluegrass Festival 

Sun Nov 20, 7pm – Trombonist/Vocalist Natalie Cressman & Guitarist Mike Bono

natalie-cressman-mike-bonoTrombonist/Vocalist Natalie Cressman & Guitarist Mike Bono will performing music from their newly released CD at Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center on November 20 7 pm. Their CD, ETCHINGS IN AMBER, is a duo project by these two  talented young artists. They both live in New York City and perform regularly in the city, around the country and internationally with their own bands and as sidemen for other groups.


The project features Cressman on vocals (she eschews her trombone for this recording) and Bono on acoustic guitar. Cressman and Bono composed all nine tunes on this CD, with Bono penning most of the compositions and Cressman writing all the lyrics. Jazz is a
constantly evolving art form. Ever since its early days, jazz artists have been incorporating different musical styles from different cultures. According to Cressman, “Jazz has always embraced the world outside the genre. It has always reflected the social and political climate of its time. Swing, the blues, and bebop are distinctly American art forms that are important in my own development as a jazz musician, but these days, because of the


Internet and social media, it’s easy to be exposed to great music from all around the world. It has expanded my musical vocabulary and influences my performing and writing. For me, the essence and true spirit of jazz is its improvisatory nature using a rich harmonic palette that can surprise the listener.” With its mix of jazz with folk and indie rock, the
genre-bending music on this CD is complex yet very approachable. Cressman’s
voice has an alluring smoky quality, and her singing style comes out of the tradition of vocal jazz but with a distinctly contemporary feel.


Bono is an accomplished arranger and improviser. He cites Julian Lage and Ben Monder, two popular guitarists who play with a contemporary edge, as current influences. Bono says, “A lot of the music I wrote for this record was inspired by Ben and Julian. The thing that’s most attractive to me about Julian’s music is how singable his melodies are. I try to incorporate Julian’s melodic approach with Ben’s wild and unpredictable harmonies into what I’m going for as a composer, along with my own personal experiences and feelings.” For Cressman, “We want our music to reach people melodically and lyrically, but especially emotionally. We want to tell stories with our music.

Sat Sept 10, 6 pm – Fundraiser Gala Music on the Mountain

The Opening Gala is Music on the Mountain’s primary  fundraiser and will be happening Saturday, Sept 10, 6pm, POPS Cultural Center, 5819 Dunsmuir Ave, Dunsmuir. Live music, dinner, auction, no-host bar Tickets: $40 or 2 for $75 at Village Books, 320 N. Mt Shasta Blvd. Or call 530-926-4000Music by the Mountain

Music by the Mountain is a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to bringing extraordinary classical musicians to our community and providing educational outreach for children and students of all ages.

Please invite friends and family to a fun evening of food, entertainment, and an auction with great items including tickets to the San Francisco Symphony, ski packages, music lessons, and more. The concert on Sunday will highlight our featured artists this year. And the Vocal Master Class is free on Monday night! Mark your Calendars!

12th Annual Festival September 10 – 12
Saturday, Sept 10, 6pm, POPS Cultural Center, 5819 Dunsmuir Ave, Dunsmuir. Live music, dinner, auction, no-host bar Tickets: $40 or 2 for $75 at Village Books, 320 N. Mt Shasta Blvd. Or call 530-926-4000

Sunday, Sept. 11, 4pm, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Hwy 89, Mt Shasta. Violinist Kate Stenberg and Pianist Sarah Cahill perform Mozart, Brahms, Debussy and more.
Tickets $20, students $5 at the door or Village Books.

Monday Sept 12, 6-7pm, United Methodist Church, 312 W. Alma, Mt Shasta. Led by Sally Porter Munro. Free event.