Join us for an evening of folk music on Saturday, November 17th! We are thrilled to host Carey Appel, performing with Alan Thornhill, who has captivated audiences with her personal storytelling songs, fluid voice, and beautiful guitar arrangements. A lifelong musician, Carey also believes serving her community is important and founded The Folk Musician Relief Fund, dedicated to musicians in the FAR-West community who are in medical or financial need. She will be donating her proceeds of the evening to the fund. Alan Thornhill’s unpretentious nature could be misleading. You might think upon meeting him that he’s simply the modest legendary finish carpenter from the artist colony of Ojai, CA. That myth evaporates when he picks up a guitar and beautiful hands reveal what they were born to do. Long recognized as a notably brilliant player ( winner of the prestigious Telluride Fingerstyle Guitar Championship,) his distinctive sound has been featured on numerous recordings (Kate Wolfe, Chris Hillman, Hoyt Axton, The Rincon Ramblers and more.) While his melodic playing captivates audiences of all ages, from concert halls to festival stages, it is simply a stunning accompaniment to what is called by many “one of the most beautiful voices ever heard.” Alan’s a singer admired by his peers and beloved by devoted fans and mesmerized first timers. Opening the show, Mia and Jonah craf a hypnotic live show that “stirs audiences with a magical trance” (Eugene Weekly). Mia and Jonah are a mesmerizing indie folk duo that seamlessly produce "songs of singular beauty, played and sung without pretense” (SF Chronicle). Since they met in the San Francisco Bay Area in the fall of 2003, they have gone on to produce 3 LPs and 1 EP together as well as tour nationwide (Rooms for Adelaide/2008). Their music has been described as, “visionary” (Nascent Mag), and “timeless” (Tunejar). This evening of music begins at 7:30, and there is a suggested donation of $20 at the door.