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Hi friends and fans! Below is a smattering of gigs and news as I remember to post them. While I don't get to this page as often as I should to update it, rest assured I'm a'giggin' and a'tourin' a'bunch, all the time, in as many towns as will have me. If you'd like to have a concert in your town, you can host one - songwriters play a lot of house concerts. Have living room, will travel! Ping me, as the kids say. If you have a home or yard or barn or community center or hall, bring a group of friends together for a night of music. You can also find me on Facebook, some posts there don't find their way to this site. Visit this link and friend me:  

Thanks so much and Keep reading for the latest ~ Michael.  


Saturday Night in Martinez! McNevin & McClellan are stoked to join our buddies The Keller Sisters Band for a cobill at Armandos. The Kellers are bringing a couple slingers with them, Terry Hiatt on lead guitar and Scot Larsen on bass, their inaugural voyage as a band. McNevin brings pal Patrick McCellan on upright bass and vocals. McNevin has a burn of new songs in the offering, it's white, written on with a sharpie, and misspelled as "The White Albume" so as not to be confused with The Beatles. Armandos is a wonderful woody Americana listening club, great acoustics, seating, vibe, history. The kind of place an artist hopes to play again, if you get the drift :-). This one leads to the next one, keeps the thang thriving. If you haven't been there already, time to discover Armandos. From wherever you harken, share the night with us, gonna be sweet! Check the cool poster below created by Mississippi Mike! Rumor has it we'll have some signed editions of it available, kind of like a Jefferson Airplane thing, only different. 

Sat April 13th, 8-10pm
Martinez, CA 
The Keller Sisters Band 
McNevin & McClellan 
$15 Tix in advance, or at the door. 
RSVP by phone: (925) 228-6985 
707 Marina Vista Ave Martinez, CA 94553
FB Event Page:
Artist and Venue Web Sites: 

McNevin in a living room: "Aluminum Oasis" & "Get Me Outa Here": 
More about the artists: 
"The honey-warm harmonies and slice-of-life charm of the Keller Sisters' debut EP Shine recalls the days of summers past. Siblings Sheryl and Kerry have produced a heartfelt collection of folk music, one that also reveals the influence of the Beatles and classic country music. The opening track, the witty "Hillbilly Blond," struts with Bonnie Raitt-styled swagger and trailer-park spunk. The song's locomotive beat and blistering harmonica add to the smoke left in its path. "Can't Believe My Luck" veers toward the Keller Sisters' Americana side, back-to-basics country without the Nashville cheese "..
Stacey Zering ..
No Depression - The Americana Roots Authority
"  Americana delivered with just the right amount of carefree sass "
 - Richard Rice .. SF Live Arts 

California songwriter Michael McNevin grew up in the train town of Niles, CA. His songs read like short stories. Accomplished guitar work and seasoned vocals underscore the characters and places he comes across in his travels. He is a winner of the Kerrville New-Folk award in Texas, a "DYI Artist Of The Year" for Performing Songwriter Magazine, and is a 8-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters "Song Of The Year" award. He's shared the bill with Johnny Cash & The Carter Family, Shawn Colvin, Donovan, Richie Havens and many others. 

"I don't know what's best about 'Sketch' - Michael McNevin's music or his Etch-A-Sketch drawings that accompany each song. McNevin is a singer songwriter of the highest order..."
~ Acoustic Guitar Magazine 
"Secondhand Story" is an evocative peek into a stranger's life."
~ Chicago Tribune 
"...heard you on the KFOG acoustic Sunday morning show ...bagging groceries and an Etch-A-Sketch. Two of my historical accomplishments .. dig the tunes " 
~ Tony Bennett

Michael McNevin Live in Winnsboro Texas, "Silver Hair": 


Below, scrolling news and gigs past, as the gig world turns. 
Friends! Ten days of troubadouring with McNevin & Heimann & Brown, starting this Friday March 8th 2019, in Livermore at The Bothwell Arts Center, followed by a bunch more NoCal triple bills in Mendocino, Roseville, Niles, San Rafael, plus live radio performances on KPIG in Freedom CA and KZYX in Mendocino. Gigs go through St. Paddy's Day, details below! 

Angie Heimann & Jay Brown 
of The Appalachians from Asheville, NC, take to the road with Niles troubadour Michael McNevin, slinging songs and swag. The latest CD effort from The Appalucians is "Bright Hills", and will be on the merch table along with Angie and Jay's other solo and band projects. McNevin will have several of his titles available too, plus a special demo of 10 new tunes, temporarily titled "White Albume" (the faulty spelling helps differentiatethe McNevin white computer disc burn from with The Beatles actual "White Album"... McNevin writes on the white disc burn with a sharpie... it's a thing). The concerts will split short 3-4 song solo sets, then bring them together for a healthy dose of "In The Round" camaraderie. The tunesmiths will share harmonies, soloing, and stories, and occasionally add another friend on select bills - Patrick McClellan will be Mike's duo partner for the Roseville show, Gwyneyth Moreland joins them as a fourth songwriter on the Caspar bill, Laura and Dave will add fiddle and mandolin and harmony, and a tune or two of theirs, to the San Rafael show

So, this FRIDAY we kick it all off in Livermore at The Bothwell Arts Center. Hope to see you there! Or, at them other ones in this list. 
~ Michael  
Fri 3/8, 7:30      - Livermore at The Bothwell Arts Center
                          (50 seats, but may fill up?)

Sat 3/9, 6pm      - Niles Canyon Mobile Home Estates "ClubHouse"
                          (Way more room than the puddle ... luxury!)   

Sun 3/10, 11am  - Live on KPIG with Sleepy John (107.5 FM) 
                          (listen online at 

Sun 3/10, 6pm   - Roseville at The McClellan's 
                          (Sold out!)  

Wed 3/13, 7pm  - San Rafael HC at Dave and Laura's 
                          (of "Late For The Train" duo fame)  

Sat 3/16, 10am  - Mendocino, Live On-Air on KZYX.  
                          (yawwn with us, online at

Sat 3/16, 7pm   -  Caspar Community Center, 
                          (radio-sponsored, Mendocino's KZYX).  

Sun 3/17 4pm.   - Niles at The Mudpuddle Shop    
                          (St. Paddy's Day Song Swap, casual). 
Exact details below. Scroll further for artist bios, websites, youtube links.
Fri March 8th, 7:30pm 
Livermore, CA.
Bothwell Arts Center. 
McNevin & Heiman & Brown in concert. 
Music and art friends Duane and Linda host a songwriter triple bill at the Bothwell Arts Center. RSVP is recommended, Walk-Ups are welcome to open seats at showtime, definitely worth a try. Contact Duane to RSVP: (925) 518-9990 Seats about 50 in a bistro set up, 70 max. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Bring an adult beverage of choice if desired. Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30, ends about 9:30. Suggested donation is 15-20. To read more about the show, the artists, and to join and share with your FB friends, here's the FB Event Page:
Sat March 9th, 6pm. 
Niles, CA. 
Niles Canyon Mobile Home Estates Clubhouse. 
McNevin & Heiman & Brown in concert. 
Plenty of room in "The Clubhouse", RSVP or join us as a walk up. Indie-Folk originals, short solo sets then some "In The Round" swapping as an impromptu trio, harmonies, multi-instrumental surprises. Contact host Tom Smyth to RSVP: or call (408) 504-5597. The Niles Canyon Mobile Home Estates Clubhouse is a cool space, has ample parking, use the long entrance lot as you come through the gates then just walk to the clubhouse straight ahead. Located at 711 Old Canyon Rd, Fremont CA 94536. Tix: $15-20. Invite and Share with your freinds too, at the FB Event Page:
Sun March 10th, 11:30am. 
Monterey Bay Radio
Live on KPIG with Sleepy John 
"Please Stand By" Guests,  
McNevin & Heiman & Brown. 
107.5 FM 
(On the air in Freedom, Monterey, and down to SLO) 
Listen Live Online Anywhere!
Sun March 10th, 6pm. (SOLD OUT!)  
Roseville, CA  
House Concert at The McClellan's. 
McNevin & McClellan Duo, and Heimann & Brown Duo.
It's now sold out, sorry! 
To add yourself to the wait list, contact Patrick:
Wed March 13th, 7pm.  
San Rafael, CA  
House Concert at Dave & Laura's.  
McNevin & Heimann & Brown "In The Round". 
Dave & Laura host an intimate night of acoustic songs & stories at their place, 6:30pm-9:00pm. BYO adult beverage of choice. Some refreshments and snacks provided. Doors at 6:30pm, music at 7pm. Suggested donation is $10-20. Capacity is 25ish so please RSVP with Dave or Laura via Facebook Messenger or email - they'll send you the address once you've signed up. Email:  *Walk-ups welcome at showtime as capacity allows.* FB Event Page to be in touch and in tune:
Sat March 16th, 10am.  
Live on KZYX Radio. 
88.1 FM, 90.7 FM, 91.5 FM.  
listen online:
Sat March 16th, 7-10pm 
Caspar Community Center 
15051 Caspar Rd, # 84, Caspar, CA 95420 
KZYX & Roots and All Live! 
With Angie Heimann, Michael McNevin, Jay Brown, Gwyneyth Moreland. 
KZYX and Roots & All Live! is proud to support the Singer-songwriter tradition with Four outstanding artists weaving their story-songs into a tapestry of lives lived. Angie Heimann, of the Blushin' Roulettes and The Appalucians, Jay Brown, of the Lazybirds, Shantavaani, and The Appalucians, Michael McNevin, Kerrville New-Folk winner and 8-time winner of the West Coast Songwriters Association "Song of the Year, and Gwyneyth Moreland, member of the The Mendocino Quartet, Foxglove, and her new collaboration Marine Layer, will take the stage and share their stories for their only Mendocino coast performance. Might sell out? good idea to secure a seat with a note to the organizers and station. Walk ups are welcome, and here's the brown paper tickets, to secure ADV seats.
The FB Event page also has details.
Sun March 17th, 4-7pm. 
Niles, CA 
The Mudpuddle Shop
St. Paddy's Puddle Jam with Angie, Jay, Mike, & Friends, & Los Horribles. 
The finishing touch on this triple bill tour is a St. Paddy's Day Mudpuddle Shop hang on Sun 3/17, 4-7pm. It's loose. We'll have a thimble of green beer, swap tunes with the trio and "Los Horribles" friends too, then say goodbye to Angie and Jay as they roll out for a midnight flight back to Asheville. Listeners and pickers drop in anytime. McNevin is Irish... so maybe Message Mike to secure a seat. But it's a come and go policy for now. If it starts to look full, might implement a guest list. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. 


hi all! In old and new news, I had doings in CA and Michigan over the Fall, plus Fests and CA gigs all through the Summer. Been writing new songs, and very Sorry all my shows weren't all posted and pretty for reading about in here. A lot of typing, between songs and gig posts, the songs win sometimes :). Here's a couple gigs in SoCal coming up between Xmas and New Years. I'm also playing on Sun Dec 30th at 4pm in Berkeley at The Starry Plough with my pals Bay Station. And it's looking like another Mudpuddle NYE party will happen in Niles, maybe even TWO parties in afternoon and evening, stay tuned for details and FB pages for those. If I don't see you at these last gasp gigs of 2018, happy new year and see you in 2019! 

Wed Dec 26th 7pm
South Pasadena, CA 
Wine & Song at The Blue Room
At Arroyo Seco Golf Course Club House 
Featuring: Michael McNevin, Ted Russel Kamp, host Brad Colerick, + other special 1-2 song cameos guests. This is McNevin's 4th annual midweek holiday huff down to this sweet SoCal W&S Songwriter series. Didn't plan it that way, it just keeps happening! 

Adv tickets here. 
Walk-ups welcome!


Fri Dec 28th 7pm 
Carpinteria, CA 
Palm Loft Gallery
Michael McNevin in concert.
Includes some potluck food and a song swapping before and after the show with the other musicians coming down.

Palm Loft Gallery
410 Palm Ave. Loft A-1
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-9700
Arturo Tello Cell (805) 729-6029 


More about Wine & Song and the cobillers.

The Wednesday after Xmas McNevin visits the Wine & Song Songwriter series in South Pasadena, with feature acts Michael McNevin and Ted Russell Camp, plus other special guests. This is McNevin's 4th annual midweek holiday huff down to this sweet SoCal W&S series. Didn't plan it that way, it just keeps happening. The "Blue Guitar" room is inside the Arroyo Seco Golf Course, great music songwriter scene every Wednesday, Jazz every Thursday. (NOTE: listeners and musicians can bring a wedge and a putter for optional 5pm whack and walk on 9 holes of the 3-par course! Also... We *might* song swap camp out in the golf course lot after the show, if enough people want to RV/Tent/CarCamp - last time we only got two friendly visits from the police, they were very cool...)

More about the artists:  

Michael McNevin 
Songwriter Michael McNevin grew up in the train town of Niles, CA, in the hills of Fremont in the SF Bay Area. His songs read like short stories, full of heart, humor, and a keen eye for detail. Accomplished guitar work and seasoned vocals underscore the characters and places he comes across in his travels. He started his career in the the bars of the SF East Bay, mixing in a six-month stint in New York City, cutting his troubadour teeth in the subways and streets of Greenwich Village. Michael has since logged 25 years on the U.S. songwriter circuit. His vivid brand of storytelling won the Kerrville New-Folk award in Texas, “DYI Artist Of The Year” nods from Performing Songwriter Magazine, and 7-time top honors for the West Coast Songwriters grand finals “Song Of The Year” award. He tours as a solo act, and occasionally gets a band together as McNevin & The Spokes. He's shared hall stages with Johnny Cash & The Carter Family, Donovan, Shawn Colvin, Utah Phillips, Christine Lavin, Richie Havens, Iris Dement, Greg Brown, The California Honeydrops, Ron Thompson, The T Sisters, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Rosanne Cash, Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe, and many of others on the US songwriter circuit. He’s been a main-stager at Strawberry, High Sierra, Kerrville, Redwood Ramble, American River, and Philly Folk Festivals. 

“I don’t know what’s best about ‘Sketch’ - Michael McNevin’s music or his Etch-A-Sketch drawings that accompany each song. McNevin is a singer songwriter of the highest order...”
~ Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“Secondhand Story” is an evocative peek into a stranger’s life.”
~ Chicago Tribune

Ted Russell Kamp
Ted Russell Kamp is an LA-based bass player, singer/songwriter and producer.
Ted writes, records and travels the world performing his own country / roots / Americana music from his ten critically-acclaimed albums. Ted also plays live, records sessions, and collaborates on songs with A-list songwriters and musicians in L.A., Nashville, Austin and around the world. Ted often works out of his home studio — The Den — and has produced several well-received albums for fellow artists there. Ted has also had the honor of being a friend, collaborator and member of Shooter Jennings’ band for most of the last 15 years.
Ted is well known for his ability to step into bands and rock all genres of music — the decades he spent holding down the bottom end for bands as diverse as Shooter, Jessi Colter, Whitey Morgan, Wilson Phillips and others have made sure Ted had the chops for anything from major festivals to David Letterman appearances.
The last few years have found Kamp focusing on his own career as well as touring and recording with Shooter. He tours continuously in the US and Europe, and has releasing his solo albums to critical acclaim. His records have debuted at #1 on the Euroamericana Chart and made the US Americana Chart’s Top 100 Records of the Year. The Big Takeover wrote, “Kamp simply knocks one ball after another out of the park…Saturated in talent and sincerity … good music done right.”
“… Terrific. Ted is a start on the rise … in the tradition of Guy Clark … An impressive record. …”
“… A talented singer-songwriter … with probing stories of real life, fueled by emotion, his poetic explanations are truly profound and deeply personal. His voice gets inside your bones … like John Prine with more air and less dirt … a riveting tour-de-force of an album….”




Hi friends, folkies, and rockers.


Playing n SF, Port Costa, and Roseville next two weekends of Mid June 2018, details below. Two are free, one is not - it's a nebulous and fun little gig racket. Come to all of them so they even out :). This and more stuff coming for Summer. Watch the website for stuff, I don't blast everything on the E-list. And if you've already made that deal with the FB devil, that's a good place to watch for shows. 


See you somewhere soon! 

~ Michael.   




Sat June 9th, 1-5pm. SF Free Folk Fest, at the Everett Middle School - 450 Church Street, SF, CA. McNevin plus a Spoke or two are on the Faith Petric main stage at 4pm, and McNevin cohosts the festival open mic from 1-3pm with Don Murdock. Corrina Carter will be on backup vocals. Bay Station on a tune or two, and other spokes who come along. or who are already there doing other gigs. Bay Station, Keller Sisters, many freinds also on the lineup. McNevin sits in a bit here and there too. Long tradition of traditional, folk, troubadours, old timey, bluegrass, cajun, contra, roots. Bring your axe and play the open mic, or explore the tons of acts, extracurricular jams, swaps, dances and workshops going on all day, noon-10pm. It's free. 





Sun June 10th, 1:30-5pm in Port Costa, CA at The Warehouse with Sandi & the Rockerfellers, Michael McNevin, Corrina Carte. A casual Sunday afternoon gig with Sandi & The Rockerfellers, Corrina Carter, and Michael McNevin, in Port Costa at The Warehouse. It's a mellow kinda bar band gig, hanging outdoors on the water of the Carquinez Straight. It's Free. Rock covers, original folk, sitting in, harmonies, playing clean and dirty, band sets, solo sets. Bikers and Sunday drivers welcome. 5 Canyon Lake Dr, Port Costa, CA 94569





Sat June 16th McNevin & McClellan return to the Acoustic Den in Roseville! The concert includes cameo tunes by friend and songwriter Larry Diehl. A sweet and special listening room for songwriters. wine & beer available. Just 20 minutes from Sacramento proper up I-80, on the way to Auburn. We'll also play some "Father-Centric" stuff, bring your Pops along with you and celebrate Father's Day :). 


Sat June 16th, 7pm

Roseville, CA 

The Acoustic Den 

$15. Beer, wine, food available all day & evening. 

10271 Fairway Dr Ste 120, Roseville, CA 95678

(916) 412-8739

Previous Gigs: 

May & June 2018 Gigs! 
Sat May 5, 8pm
San Carlos, CA
Clocktower Music Concert Series
Intimate low volume listening room. McNevin plays solo, plus hosts Chinese Melodrama do tunes too. RSVP at the facebook page is a good idea, but walk-ups welcome. 
676 Laurel St San Carlos CA 
FB Event page for it: 
Sun May 6, All Day
Colfax/Grass Valley, CA 
Bendover Music Fest 
At Sid Clifford's place, the 41st annual. 100 or more folks on a couple acres. Little front porch music stage, potluck, community, and a butt-shaped rock. Semi-private, but a lot of the locals come, and freinds of freinds are welcome. Contact Michael and/or Sid to see about attending. 
Sun May 13, 2-5pm
Niles, CA 
Mudpuddle Shop
A Mom-In-The-Mud Mothers Day Showcase and Song Swap. No official line up, but we do know a few guests dropping in, including Sandi & Skip Snyder, one or both of the The Keller Sisters, others TBA. Mom-centric tunes encouraged but not required play whatever you want. All other pickers and listeners in the room are welcome to contribute to the music and art. No Facebook Page for this (yet). Early birds get the rocking chairs. RSVPs can be made to Mike (could reserve up to 20 seats), and walk-ups are welcome. 5pm quit time is loose, we can keep playing till the cows go home. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. . 
Fri May 18th, 8pm
Mudpuddle Shop 
McNevin & McClellan special duo show.  
We're doing a show with just the McN & McC duo. Yes, probably a few special guests sitting in too, but we'll be digging into some older deep tracks along with new stuff. We don't always get to play the muddy joint all by ourselves. Please write if you'd like a seat for this one. No event page yet, so it's a first write first serve for seats. If we're don't sell it out prior to the date, we'll then create a FB Event page to finish up the RSVPs. RSVP with an email or phone call with your desired number of seats to Mike at 789-9714. 

Sat May 19, 8pm
Danville CA 
Danville Music Concert Series 
McNevin & McClellan return to the stage of Danville Music! Doors at 7:30, show at 8pm. $25 suggested donation. Walkups ok, but it could sell out in advance. Seats 60 max. This is an awesome time in the San Ramon Valley stomping grounds with old and new friends and my music mentors. Who says you can't go back to highschool? 
115-E Town & Country Dr. Danville, CA
Contact Danville Music to RSVP seats: 
Sun May 20 4pm
Napa, CA
Silo's Napa 
Sundays at Silo's with Antsy McClain & Special Guest Michael McNevin Doors at 3pm, show at 4pm. $25 adv, $30 Door. Walkups welcome! Antsy is on tour throughout CA. He'll also be hosting a nice festival over Memorial Day Weeeknd in Red Bluff with his band The Trailer Park Troubadours (McNevin & McClain are playing that as well), and Antsy also plays the Mudpuddle Shop in Niles on Tuesday May 22nd. It's gonna be a very Antsy Month. Read More about Antsy's gig antics and Red Bluff Festival here:
530 Main Street, Napa, CA
Click this link for ADV Tickets and a nice bio of Antsy McClain:
Tues May 22  7:30pm.   
Niles, CA 
The Mudpuddle Shop 
Antsy McClain & McNevin in concert. Plus a surprise guest or two in the Pilgrim Chair.  Antsy is in Niles, doing shows around CA, and running his wonderful 9th annual homegrown WoodFlock Festival up in Red Bluff on Memorial Day Weekend. More about Antsy and his antics and touring and festival is here: 
37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. 
RSVP at the FB event Page or by email to Mike: 
Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27
Red Bluff, CA 
Woodflock Music Fest 
Antsy McClain & The Troubs, McNevin & McClellan, Edgar Cruz, Michael Kelsey, others. 
Enjoy the whole thing Fri Eve to Mon Morn, or do a 24 hour stay with one overnight for about half price. 200 or so flamingo heads and folk fans chilling and picking on the Sacramento River. Tent camp, car camp, or bring your trailer, everyone fits. Lots of elbow room under huge shady Sycamore trees. Nice amphitheater in one of the groves for the evening campfire concerts. There are  quite a few basic campground cabins available, no extra charge, first come first serve. Plenty of other nearby motel and RV park options nearby too, don't let the bugs and owls scare you. Meals included too - breafast and dinner by Dos Tacos (they do various meal choices). We also have a Saturday chili cookoff, and a camp decorating contest - BYO Pink Flamingos and Cribbage! Arts and crafts and other shenanigans throughout. Located at the very end of the Red Bluff Recreation Area on the Sacramento River. We have the entire place to ourselves! Just a 2-hour drive north of Sacramento. To learn more about this wonderful homegrown WoodFlock Fest, and about Antsy and his antics, visit his website:
Contact Uncle Fred for availability at
Mon May 28 
Niles CA 
The Mudpuddle Shop
Annika Fehling Trio (from Sweden!) 
Annika and McNevin spent a week in Sweden writing songs together with about 15 other writers, about 3 years ago on the beautfiul island of Gotland, in the Baltic Sea. She is bringing her trio and a new recording to the states for a CA tour. Let's sell it out and show the Swedes a good time in Niles! 
RSVP at the FB event Page or by email to Mike: 
May 30 - June 5
Kerrville, TX 
Kerrville Folk Fest 
Camfires, Freinds, and Folk Songs G