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Live Music by Michael Gaither & His New Best Friends

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Saturday, March 23, 2019,
7pm - 9:30pm

Abbott Square

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Invite your friends

Enjoy live music from Michael Gaither & His New Best Friends out in Abbott Square.

Grab a tasty meal or delicious beverage in Abbott Square Market. Explore the interactive art and history exhibitions just a few steps away inside the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Run into old friends and make new ones in the plaza.

More about the artists:

Michael Gaither and His New Best Friends is a five-piece outfit backing Michael’s Americana originals – and mixing in fun covers from the likes of Tom Petty, The Band, and Little Feat. The band is fronted by Michael on vocals, guitar, and banjo and features Eliza James on harmony vocals, Joe Bac on lead guitar, Greg Abelar on bass, and Jeff Baker on percussion.

A California native, Michael takes the “write what you know” idea to heart, crafting songs that showcase both the nostalgia of small-town life and the foibles of modern technology, always with plenty of humor in the mix. He turned to songwriting after a background in journalism and a narrow brush with standup comedy. He latest released (his fourth studio album) is “Hey Karma,” which is getting plenty of airplay on local and international radio.

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