C’mon down to the river to hear the Proxy Moon! Enjoy local tunes in a casual outdoor environment. The Sacramento Valley Conservancy is proud to announce the 2019 Concert on the Parkway series at Camp Pollock. Picnic tables and Adirondack chairs are first come, first serve. Concerts are held every first Thursday of the month from 6pm-8pm, May through September. Bring your camp chair and a friend!
Camp Pollock is just 3 miles from the capitol building, located between 160 and Garden Highway. All donations help the Sacramento Valley Conservancy protect open space and maintain the beautiful, historic Camp Pollock property.
PROXY MOON's music might best be described as Burlesque Americana. It is rooted in folk, jazz, blues, country: fundamentally American music with an emphasis on original songs featuring strong, interesting lyrics and melodies delivered with spirited musicianship. They've been described by turns as esoteric, poetic, and irreverent, with a bit of a burlesque thrown for good measure.
Comprised of a core group of five multi-instrumentalist musicians with diverse backgrounds, the band is at home in virtually any genre, and delivers it with a bit of an edge, utilizing both traditional and non-traditional instruments, including one made up of a ball-peen hammer and a heavy iron coupler, popularly known as "the junk."
Twice nominated for a SAMMIE award, this year the band is nominated in the Singer/Songwriter category, but has no interest in winning an award, just making music.
The band has been compared to such artists as Tom Waits, Joe Henry, Jolie Holland, and Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks.
Members include Patrick Grizzell, songwriting, guitar and vocals; Steve Bird, upright bass; Ann Wherry, vocals and various instruments; Ingrid Peters, violin and saw; and Chris hall, sax and flute.
Aaron Davis of the Sacramento Bee captured a certain sense of the band this way:
"Yes, 'junk’'is a genre. Proxy Moon, a five-piece local outfit, has a jazz-rooted sound that is sweet and smoky, with the perfect amount of rustic wear. It’s as if the quintet refused to vacate a Chicago martini lounge when the wrecking ball tore through it, staying with the rubble all the way to the scrapyard and not skipping a beat under a desolate moonlit sky."
-Sacramento Bee, March 18, 2015
2019 Upcoming Concert Line-up:
Thursday, July 11 – Proxy Moon + Chando's Tacos
Thursday, Aug. 1 – The Taylor Chicks
Thursday, Sept. 5 – Remedy 7 + Cousins Maine Lobster food truck