I’ve Looked At Clouds From Both Sides Now

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Civility – 1997

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Frances Allen

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Hole Foods

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They Weren’t Pontiacs Or Cherokees Either

Nisenan Datsun414Growing up in Nevada County in the fifties and sixties, we didn’t learn much about the people who lived here before us. Oh, we were taught about the Spanish missionaries and of course, the Gold Rush, but there was precious little information on the native Americans who roamed these hills thousands of years before us. They were lumped into one group known as the Maidu, although they were as different as Sicilians are to Italians.

They were known as the Nisenan, and their story is unfortunately a familiar one in the history of America. Very few survived the onslaught of Europeans, but those who did are working to rebuild their history and culture. Come and learn for yourself this weekend…


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The Amorous Arborist

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Prepare To Enter The Season Of Darkness

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A Night To Remember

Mistress413Last month the Nevada Theater celebrated it’s 150th year of operation. During that time the old brick building hosted luminaries from Mark Twain to Motley Crue. In 1979, it was my pleasure to promote this concert featuring my friends Mistress, who had just finished recording their album for RSO Records. Also on the bill was Thomas Jefferson Kaye, who produced the album and is best known as the producer of Gene Clark’s classic album, No Other. We had hoped to have legendary banjo man Douglas Dillard appear as well, but scheduling conflicts prevented him from performing. We made up for it by having Doobie Brothers’ singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Johnston and the late Doc Halstead fill the gap. It was one hell of a night, and I’m proud to have been a small addition to a long list of great shows at the theater.

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Don’t Tread On Me

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