"Cradle To Grave" wins 2017 Song Of The Year for West Coast Songwriters

I neglect this little news page, sorry! Here's some September 2017 Stuff. 

Here's a rough list of Fall 2017 gigs coming up, still booking the Fall & Winter. Local stuff, festivals, a songwriting award, and a tour to Sweden! Still To host a house concert, yard concert, or if you have a hall or club somewhere, would love to play your town. info@michaelmcnevin.com.

Sept 1 & 2
Strawberry Music Festival in Tuolumne, CA
McNevin & McCellan play two shows and do two songwriting workshops, check the schedule for the full on blast this festival is. Amazing musicians everywhere around camp, a life changer for me back in 2003, always a joy to return.


Sept 8-10, 2017. 37th Annual West Coast Songwriters Conference in SF.



"Cradle To Grave" won "Song Of The Year"! The 37th Annual West Coast Songwriters Conference is this weekend in SF at the Holiday Inn at Fishermans Wharf. "Cradle To Grave" was one of three songs chosen as grand finals winners for "Song of the Year", competitors over a year's time from Portland to Hollywood. The other winners are Mira Goto and Laurin Hunter, and we perform our songs at the Sat Night Sunset Concert, along with the many hit writers from Nashville, LA, and elsewhere populating the conference, the Saturday show, and the industry panels. Songwriters in the SF Bay or within drive shot of the bay, there are Tons of publishers and industry leaders there for all the attendees - pitch your songs for film, TV, album projects, and take in the many seminars about the songwriting biz. There's also a Friday gathering at a local bar, meet and greet of the industry guests and attendees.  


Sept 17, Mudpuddle Shop Jam, 2-5pm. Casual. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA. Pop in anytime. NO RSVP, drop $ in the baskets for the shop rent. 

Sept 22-24. A house boat concert weekend, 2nd annual. It's private, but if YOU also have a houseboat, or just a house, I'll play in your living room or on the roof with the beach chairs!

Friday Sept 29. Glenn Campbell Tribute Night at The Makeout Room in SF. LOTS of friends on the bill for this one, each doing a Glenn song, honoring one of country music's most beloved figures. RIP Glenn you will be missed! 

Sun Oct 1. Mudpuddle Shop. Song Swap and Showcase. It's Sara Glaser's birthday, so we're throwing a party. Short 4 song sets by Sara, Sandi & Skip Snyder of the Rockerfellers, McNevin, and others also popping in to join the circus for a 3-hour romp. come one come all. 37433 Niles Blvd Fremont CA.


Oct 6 & 7. Austin, Nevada. Two private concerts.


Sun Oct 8. Chouinard Winery in Palomares Canyon, off Niles Canyon. 20th year celebration of Alameda Creek Alliance, the bash includes food, wine, and music by McNevin & The Spokes. As of this writing, 10 seats remain for the food price ($50), but we're likely going to open it up to wine and music only attendees for a $20 donation. Stay tuned and bug McNevin about it if you want to come. info@michaelmcnevin.com


Oct 14. Carpinteria, CA. Palm Loft Gallery. Concert and art opening and potluck, song circle follows the show, bring your instrument.


Oct 16-19. Playing in Yosemite at a private campground party.


Oct 20-22, at EveryFolk campout gathering in Ben Lomond, CA. Music, camping, sharing time in the redwoods. 

Wed Oct 25. Pacifica, CA. "The Bruce Latimer Show" airs once a month nowadays, this will be one of many appearances over the years. I lovingly refer to him as Johnny Carson on acid. He has hosted almost, or over, 1000 shows in several decades, always featuring two live music guests, with interviews, along the lines of a regular talk show. He even does a monologue. Airs live on cable channel 8 in Pacifica then it gets repeated. Tune in live that night, or watch the syndicated airings as it makes the rounds to other participating NoCal entertainment cable channels. 

Sun Oct 29. Niles, CA. Antsy McClain of "The Trailer Park Troubadours" comes to downtown Niles for a show at The Mudpuddle Shop. Antsy is a great performer and writer, lives in Nashville. McClain and McNevin play short sets, swap tunes, back each other up. Mostly McClain, some of McNevin, and a likely 'after jam'. Haven't settled on a time yet, might do the daytime thing of 2-5pm, or a bit later, 5pm show into a jam as it gets dark. This'll be a good one. $20 admission. Will likely sell out, get your seats early - info@michaelmcnevin.com. 

Sat Nov 4. Emerald Hills, CA. Playing above Woodside, in the hills at Roger & Donna's place. It's a private house concert, will likely sell out. If they don't already have the place filled, email Mike and see about attending. Info@michaelmcnevin.com  

Nov 17-27. On tour in Sweden! Stockholm, Visby, Gothenburg. Lots of cobills with Sweden friends, dates and exact cobills TBA. Info@michaelmcnevin.com if you're curious and/or know folks over the pond who'd like to come to a show.