Time : 2pm
Venue : Roseland Acoustic Delights
Address : 933 Rose Avenue
State : CA
Zip : 94611
Phone : 510-629-1167
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Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights presents The Scooches

Folk, bluegrass, jazz, western swing, rockabilly, blues, and more

in a living room concert

Sunday, July 12 at 2:00 PM

933 Rose Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611

$20 in advance, $25 at the door
(All of the money we collect goes to the musicians)

Your hosts

Mark Schaeffer & Debra Goldentyer


Complimentary snacks will be served at intermission. Contributions of food or drink are welcome.


Because this is a residential neighborhood, street parking may be difficult. Consider taking the AC Transit 12 bus, which stops at the corner of Rose Ave. and Linda Ave., less than half a block away.


Reservations are required. You can reserve your place by phone or email, or by clicking the Reserve button below. For discounted admission, you can pay in advance (before the day of the concert) by credit card, by check payable to Mark Schaeffer, or by PayPal to http://PayPal.Me/MarkSchaeffer. Advance payments are not refundable.

From Mark, your concert co-host:

At last fall’s FAR-West conference, I fell in love with the Scooches. Formerly known as Banjo Nickaru and Western Scooches — a name they decided was too unwieldy — they consist of Nick Russo on guitar and banjo, Betina Hershey on guitar and vocals, and any number of collaborators who join them for various performances. Whether these versatile musicians are playing 1920s-style jazz, American roots music, country, swing, or anything in between, they are unfailingly energetic, effervescent, and fun.

Nick Russo is an in-demand jazz sideman who has worked with performers as diverse as Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste, and Antonique Smith. Betina Hershey has performed in national and international tours of Broadway shows such as West Side Story and Phantom of the Opera, and was a principal dancer in films such as Enchanted and Mona Lisa Smile. Both write original music as well as putting their own stamp on the music of others.

“Their sound is totally retro — yet completely in the here and now.”

New York Music Daily

“A heart as big as the sky…full of high energy and higher spirits.”

Elmore Magazine

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