A collaboration of Dana and Avram (AJ) Frankel, and originally based out of Pacifica, California, Mission Blue delivers real deal traditional bluegrass featuring our special brand of father/daughter harmony singing. A deep well of tradition informs Mission Blue’s sets – one can expect songs from the The Stanley Brothers, Larry Sparks, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Mac Martin and Red Allen, as well as bluegrass innovators such as J.D. Crowe and The New South, Hot Rize, and Southern Blend. We also salt each set with reinterpretations of older folk tunes and ballads. No strangers to the North State, having performed at the McLoud Bluegrass Festival in 2019 and with AJ and his wife now spending significant time in Dunsmuir, Mission Blue looks forward to performing at POPS with our all acoustic five piece band: Dana on fiddle and vocals , AJ on guitar and lead vocals, David Thiessen on mandolin and vocals, Jesse Personeni on banjo and vocals, and Tom Sours on bass.
R&B, funk and soul band, Sound Advice will perform on Saturday, August 7, 7;45pm for an outdoor dance party in Dunsmuir at Pops Performing Arts and Cultrual Center.
With Victor Martin on saxophone and vocals, Kenny Blockman will take the stage on bass while Stefan Schittko will perform on keyboard. Carl Swinderman will also be on the scene on electric guitar alongside drummer Patrick Wiseman.
Pops Performing Arts and Cultural center is located at 5819 Sacramento Avenue, across from the Amtrak Train Station. Advanced tickets $10 are available at www.pops dunsmuir.com via credit/debit card or tickets at the door, $15 are available by cash.
Other events at Pops include Soul Punch on Friday, August 13, Greg Jones Band on Saturday August 14, Gypsy Jazz duo Dark Eyes on Friday, August 20 and Rusty Miller on Saturday, August 21. All
performances are at 7:45pm.