Come See Windy Hill Saturday night, January 3rd. We are part of a package show with diverse bluegrass-oriented acts. Doors are 8 pm. Tickets are 12 dollars in advance and 15 at the door. We are excited to play the new venue “The Chapel“.(click link for details) Joining us will be the Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Rusty Stringfield, and the Neckbeard Boys. 4 bands for the price of one! Also our guitar player Thomas Wille will be doing a guest Dj spot on KPFA’s Panhandle Country radio show Sunday 12/21/14 from 3-5 pacific time. He will be playing rare bluegrass of the last 20 years. If you miss the show it will be archived on KPFA.org for later listening, and can also be streamed online live. Thanks everyone!
Saturday Night January 3, 2015 at The Chapel in San Francisco’s Mission District
Hi friends, thanks for checking in on our website. We want to wish you happy holidays! It sure is nice to have some rain in California – it looks like we may even have a winter season this year.
2014 was a good year for the band. We traveled to Canada and made many new friends at the True North Fraser Bluegrass Festival, and we also spent most of summer in California for the first time in a few years.
Along the way, we’ve been fortunate to enjoy playing with some of our favorite musicians in the Bay Area, most notably fiddler Alex Sharps and mandolin man Andy O’Brien. These guys helped continue to make playing bluegrass music a lot of fun, and we’re excited to close out the year with them on Monday, December 15 at Amnesia in San Francisco. We hope you’ll join us for our last show of 2015!
We’re looking forward to playing more festivals and touring more in 2015. As always, we’ll keep you up to date on our show dates and any other news. There is even talk of a new Windy Hill album next year!
Thanks for your support in 2014 and here’s to a prosperous 2015!
We’ve had a great summer. We played a ton of weddings and private events and were busy nearly every weekend. Also we had the fortune of traveling to Canada to play bluegrass for the wonderful people up there. Winter is coming and we plan on doing some woodshedding and working on new material. Thanks for supporting Bluegrass Music! We don’t have too much scheduled at the moment but you can come see us at our regular 3rd Monday free show at Amnesia in San Francisco. To keep updated on what we’re doing follow us on Twitter(we post interesting bluegrass content and upcoming shows) Facebook (all that stuff) Instagram(interesting photos)
Here’s Ryan singing a song he wrote called the City Slicker Darlin!
Hardly Strictly After Party Friday Oct. 3
We have a fun show for music lovers after the giant Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. Joining us will be Bay Area Americana band The Parmesans and The Badlands from Las Vegas. We will be headlining the show, bringing the bluegrass flair! The Neck of the Woods is just a few blocks from Golden Gate Park on Clement Street. Visit their website for ticket info.
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, look at our pictures on Instagram and view videos of us on YouTube. Finally, thanks for supporting Bluegrass music, and lets walk along together!
Santa Cruz Show 8/23 With Steep Ravine and Los Juncos
Windy Hill in Concord Sunday
Last minute gig just came for this Sunday August 3rd in Concord. It’s the opening of The Hop Grenade Taproom. ”Join us for an afternoon of amazing craft beer and events to celebrate our opening here in Concord, CA. Admission is free and events include:
- Ribbon cutting by Concord Mayor Tim Grayson at 2:30
- Complimentary beer toast and beer infused appetizer from The Homebrew Chef Sean Z. Paxton at 2:45 to the first 200 people
- Brewers and beer on hand from around the Bay Area, including rare and specialty kegs you won’t find anywhere else.”
4 blocks from BART, right off Todos Santos Plaza. We Play from 4-6. Admission Free!
July 9 in Fairfax
On Wednesday, July 9, we’ll be performing at the Iron Springs Pub and Brewery in Fairfax, CA. We could be sentimental or rowdy, or both at the same time. Come make some requests!
Here’s a recent video of us being romantic and promoting free folk music in San Francisco.
We have lots of other videos available on YouTube, we’re on Twitter @whbluegrass, and we’re on Instagram. You can join our email list and be kept informed by emailing us at email@example.com, and you can also like us on Facebook for more up-to-date news. Feel free to send any suggestions, song requests, fan mail, whatever. We love you!
June 22 – SF Free Folk Fest
On Sunday, June 22, we are performing at the Presidio Middle School in San Francisco to promote free folk music. We’ll surely bust out some good folk material. We play from 5:25 to 6:05 in the main auditorium. There’s lots of other free music all weekend – check out the website for more info.
Here we are playing a newer tune called Hello Stranger from our final show at Sam’s!
June 2014 – 3 Free Shows
It’s official, friends… It’s festival season! Memorial Day weekend brings more bluegrass, and last weekend we kicked things off at the Hickstival in Tres Pinos, CA. Thanks to Pete and Laura Hicks for putting together such a great festival. We’ll be returning to Tres Pinos in August for the Good Old Fashioned festival.
But for now, we have three free shows coming up in June! we’re excited to debut at the new Zodiacs brewery and music venue in Petaluma on Wednesday the fourth from 8-10 p.m. We’ll also be performing at the San Francisco Free Folk Festival on Sunday the 21st during the evening – see their website for more details.
The third free show is our monthly gig at Amnesia in San Francisco on Monday the 16tg. We can’t say enough about these Monday nights… so much fun. Come see for yourself!
Thanks for checking in and stay tuned for more show announcements as we get into summer.
Sam’s BBQ Farewell – May 27
After four amazing years, we’ll be playing our final fourth Tuesday show at Sam’s BBQ on May 27. Last month was our four-year anniversary at Sam’s, and it’s really been a blast and an honor to play there every month. Sam took a chance on us four years ago when we were first getting started, and we really appreciate what the opportunity has done for us.
When Windy Hill started our residency at Sam’s in April 2010, we were a three-piece bluegrass band and had just restarted the band in California after moving home from Colorado. Needless to say, a lot’s changed since then. It was not an easy decision, and we’ll surely miss the great BBQ and people every fourth Tuesday.
We hope you’ll join us for our last fourth Tuesday on May 27. Let’s make it a good one!