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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 1B REGIONAL Extraordinary musicians grace our local stage Tickets are still available for The Waybacks at the Town Hall Theatre Saturday, Nov. 13. Doors open at 7 p.m.; showtime is 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the show have been reduced thanks to funding from a music in- dustry antitrust settlement, the California Arts Council, a state agency, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. General admission is now $20 per person. Plumas Arts Members may purchase advance-sale-only discount admission ticket at $15 each. Tickets and Plumas Arts memberships may be pur- chased online at, by calling 283-3402 or visiting the Plumas County Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are Wed- nesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and, through Christmas, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3p.m. General admission tickets are also available at Quincy Natural Foods. At the door all tickets, ff the show is not sold out, will be $20. The Waybacks repertoire is touched by Memphis soul, honky-tonk, Parisian swing, classical music, vintage blue changes and regardless of the instruments we&apos;re playing, to me the fun of this band has always been that in some ways I can do whatever I feel like doing at any moment." Learn more about the band at The Waybacks Rave reviews Now is the time to get reduced-price tickets to the Waybacks' show this Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. Photo by Robert Burney pop and originals penned and performed by singer-song- writers James Nash and Warren Hood. The band has been erro- neously pigeonholed as a bluegrass band and celebrated as purveyors of "acoustic mayhem." They are as uninhibited and unpredictable as the eclectic San Francisco Bay Area that claims them For nearly a decade, their experiments have always proven sharp-witted and musically dazzling. The group is living proof that -- in music anyway -- evolution and intelligent design are entirely compatible. "The whole spirit of improvisation ... that's al- ways been the cornerstone of this band for me," said founding singer-songwriter and guitarist James Nash. "Through all the stylistic "These guys are extraordinary musicians, and their spell- binding solos will leave you slack jawed. " "Their inspirational com- bination of influences -- not to mention their recklessly brazen breakneck pace . exposed the band as virtuosos sharing a singular mind-set. " "A near-ideal balance of irreverence, chops, dhcipline, and originality separate The Waybacks from many bands that share their "amgrass" audience. " " ... chops to spare, a sense of humor, and no respect what- soever for standard operating procedure ... very impressive. " "These guys can play like bandits. " J/Vords & Music welcomes globally renowned artist Words & Music Thursday, Nov. 11, at Morning Thunder Caf6 in Quincy welcomes featured artist Cameron Tummel. Doors open at 7 p.m. and no-host coffees, teas and libations will be available. The featured artist program begins at 7:20 p:m. Admission to the much- loved Plumas Arts program is still only $3. Cameron Tummel is glo- bally renowned as a stress relief specialist, composer, teacher and recording artist. He has hosted interactive musical events for more than 400,000 participants, and re- ceived tremendous acclaim by colleges, universities, pro- fessional organizations, schools and communities across America and abroad. Tummel's professional training included 13 years with master facilitator trainer Arthur Hull, and a nine-year apprenticeship with grand master drummer Abdoulaye Diakite. His background also in- cludes 19 years of academic and musical study of the rhythms and cultures of West Africa, and three drum sabbaticals to Senegal. Tummel began studying hand drumming and hand percussion in 1990, with teachers Babatunde Olatunji and Arthur Hull. He has studied with dozens of drum teachers from Senegal, Guinea, Nigeria, the Congo, Cuba, Brazil and the United States. He currently studies with Senegalese master drummer Malik Sow. In 2007, Tummel self- produced the popular instructional play-along CD "Fundamental Djembe," and released his original, in- strumental world percussion CD "Waterfire" in 2009. He is currently producing a four-volume instructional call and response series of recordings, "Fundamental Djembe Solos." Tummel has recorded with Arthur Hull, Margie Heart and Noah Churchill, and has performed with Abdoulaye Diakite, Babatunde Olatunji, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, and Jose "Pepe" Danza's ensemble Drum Prayers. When in residence at his home in Santa Barbara, Tummel teaches Sunday afternoon drum classes. He also enjoys hiking, writing, composing and surfing when- ever possible. Open stage will follow the featured sets where any aspiring poets, musicians, storytellers, actors or per- formers are encouraged to sign up at th :doOr fora five- to seven-minute time slot. All music performances must be acoustic, no electri- cal instruments or sound equipment allowed. Original work is encouraged. Words & Music is an acoustic music and spoken word program sponsored and facilitated by Plumas Arts since 1989. For more informa- tion visit, call 283-3402 or e-mail Stress relief specialist, composer, teacher and recording artist Cameron Tummel brings his drums to Quincy for Words & Music tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 11, at Morning Thunder Caf6. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Plumas Audubon presents "Ghost Bird" The Plumas Audubon Society presents a free showing of the spellbinding documentary "Ghost Bird" Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. at Feather River College in room Main 605. Everyone is invited to attend. This film turns the tale of the supposed rediscovery in Arkansas of the ivory-billed woodpecker, a bird thought to have been extinct for decades, into a fascinating multi-layered story. The reported sighting of an ivory-billed woodpecker, also once known as the "Lord God Bird" and the inspiration for the cartoon Woody Wood- pecker, became a national phenomenon and a boon to Arkansas tourism. The film focuses on Brink- ley, Ark., a tiny town in the eastern part of the state that went woodpecker crazy after an ivory-billed woodpecker was reportedly seen there in 2004. An inconclusive bit of video helped start the mania, and the rural town did its best to capitalize with a woodpecker gift shop, a woodpecker hamburger and even a woodpecker haircut. The excitement and contro- versy of the rediscovery sheds light on society's long- ing for the forest primeval and our search for environ- mental redemption. Does the.ivory-billed woodpecker persist? What does its extinc- tion or persistence mean? Come see for yourself next Tuesday. Everything you need is now on-line and easy to navigate. CALIFORNIA FOCUSON /-/,,, ,r,d,<t , [] Sign up for Emergency Notifications Alerts sent via text or email [] Job Oplnlngl Immediate text or email notification [] ounty-wlde ommunlty Calendar El On-Une Job Appllcetlons [] l,,Ive Help desk [] SuplrVllorl mlltlngl on audio Bookmarked by agenda, item [] Conlrector bid and RFP requests El Frequently asked Q&AI Offered by department [] County Codes [] County Maps Plumas County new website was designed for your convenience. Please let us know if you would like any changes or additions. Is it or isn't it an ivory-billed woodpecker? See "Ghost Bird" at Feather River College Dec. 16, to find out. Photo submitted