Boston fiddler Hanneke Cassel returns to Humboldt with a performance at the Arcata Playhouse, this time with husband and cellist Mike Block (a member of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Project). Influences from Scotland to China, along with grooves and musical innovations from the hip Boston bluegrass/Americana scene, fuse together to give Cassel a uniquely American approach to Scottish music. She creates sounds on the cutting edge of acoustic music, while retaining the integrity and soul of the tradition. Cassel will also be accompanied by her longtime guitarist and singer Christopher Lewis
Doors at 7:30 p.m., music starting at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $18 general, $15 for Playhouse and Humboldt Folklife members, $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Wildberries or via www.brownpapertickets.com.
It’s a local indie showcase as High Crimes, Strix Vega and Deep Dark Light bring various light, dark, vocal and acoustic sounds to the Logger Bar. Come out and hear what the kids have been up to. Show starts at 9 p.m., 21-and-over.
Worth noting – lovely Americana-gypsy-jazz masters Taarka make another Humboldt County appearance at Humboldt Brews. Show starts at 9:30 p.m., tickets are $12, show is 21-and-over.