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Mike Justis Band with Kathy Barwick – Free Concert on the Grand Lawn
June 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFREE
The Mike Justis Band has carved a unique niche for itself at festivals and clubs throughout northern California over the past three-plus decades. Built around the compelling original songs of singer/songwriter Mike Justis, the quartet forges a distinctive Americana blend of folk, blues, country and rock styles best heard at the band’s memorable live performances. In addition to Justis on lead vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica, the Mike Justis Band includes his longtime friends and musical compatriots Kathy Barwick (mandolin, resophonic guitar and harmony vocals), and Steve McLane (guitar; lead and harmony vocals.) The band is famous for Mike’s original songs, and the instrumental interplay between Steve and Kathy.
The band has performed at numerous northern California venues and events, including the Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival, The Palms Playhouse, the Mondavi Center Courtyard Series (opening for The Mark O’Connor Family Band, and Joan Baez (November 2018), the Davis Thursday Live at the Odd Fellows Hall series, and multiple appearances at the Robin’s Nest house concert series in Davis, CA.
The music of Mike Justis and the Mike Justis Band can be heard on three critically acclaimed recordings: Barroom Philosopher (2008), One Foot In (2010) and Live at Wendell’s, recorded at a live performance in Davis in 2014. Flatpicking Guitar Magazine selected Mike’s song “On the Modoc Line” for its 2012 CD, Songwriters Sampler.