2014 Schedule                                 

Sept 14th- Two Main Acts
                  Karaj Lost Coast
                                        Songwriter from San Fran                                   Molly Maguire  
                               Piano Player &Songwriter 
                                                           from Bolinas, Ca.
Karaj is a California bay area songwriter with a taste for spare arrangements and insightful lyrics. Many songs are inspired by open spaces and western states. Wandering the Pacific Coast and beyond, playing original songs, plus more by great songwriters near and far.
Molly-  her music is inspired by folk, pop and jazz influences. The song "Ashes" from her first album  was placed in the film "Morgan" directed by Michael Akers (Sept. 2011).  
    Her second album was released in 2013, The subtle, yet rich arrangements gracefully support the songwriting,
In 2014, Molly is working on her third album and project Hot Air Balloon to be released in 2015.
Molly is a graduate of the Mills College music composition program in Oakland, CA. She is the recipient of the Paul Merritt Henry Prize in Composition and the Myrta Bennett Wieland Prize for Excellence in Vocal Music. She is also heard performing with other Bay Area groups, including Just Friends and The Old Fashioned Tuesdays.

Sept 21st-  Two Main Acts
                         John Elliot 
                    Sylvia Herald
John Elliott
John’s music is as indelible as it is indefinable. Asked for influences, he creates a guest list to one amazing dinner party: Bruce Springsteen, Guns ‘N Roses, Michael Jackson, Wilco, Radiohead, and fellow Minnesota native Bob Dylan all passing the hot dish. John’s songs have been heard in movies, on network and cable television, on iPods, in cars, on radios, and around campfires. He has performed on several continents and in 49 of the 50 United States. He has been releasing albums on Garland Lane, his own label, since 2004 to an always growing number of listeners. He remains an unsigned and unaffiliated artist and he is proud of that fact. He continues to make a living and build a dedicated following the old fashioned way: one new believer at a time.
Website: thehereafterishere.com/epk

SYLVIA HEROLD with Chuck Ervin on double bass
Sylvia Herold is delighted to be making her debut at The Garden Song Summer Concert Series. She brings a wild enthusiasm for jazz and swing songs of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Songs of wit and romance by composers Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, and Harold Arlen are lovingly rendered in a voice the San Francisco Examiner calls “mesmerizing.” Herold was a member of the swing vocal trio Cats & Jammers and played extensively with The Hot Club of San Francisco. Currently, she tours and records with Wake the Dead, Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs, and The Sylvia Herold Ensemble. She has appeared on more than 25 albums, including five solo recordings. Herold is a resident teacher at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, Calif. She teaches guitar and voice at Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, California Coast Music Camp, Port Townsend Voice Works, and British Columbia Swing Camp. Singing, playing guitar, and learning new songs are her favorite activities. Herold will be joined by Chuck Ervin on upright bass. 

“Sylvia Herold is one of those gifted musicians who has it all. Exceptional guitar playing, amazingly beautiful vocal chops, and the musical knowledge to back it all up. I love her music and musicianship.” —Jim Nunally
Click here to hear a recording of Sylvia.

Sept 28th Songwriter Showcase- 4 Acts

                Colleen Sillver                                      Stringtown Ambassodors                             Karen Waterman
                Paul Inman​

Last concert of the season- some years it can be cold & rainy, most the weather has been great. But...don't make this your first choice to come.  Cake will be served!                        

Sept 29th   Closed for the Winter

If I was ever going to miss summer,
it would be because of 
all the wonderful people 
and the innocence of wildlife
who both come here & 
have filled my life with joy.

Schedule of Events

The Garden Song

We are now open for the Summer!

 6th Annual- 2014
Summer Butterfly Concert Series

July 6th thru Sept 28th, 2014
Open on Sundays Only
Gates open at Noon
All Concert starts at 1:00PM
$15.00 Admission

We are open on Sundays Only
  With great acoustic performances,
 Musicians coming from all over the USA 
& Garden Walks. Bring lunch!
Come roam the Gardens to Acoustic Concerts.
We are the Song Writer Hub de Fleur!
See the vast amount of Birds & Butterflies
on this 10 acre private park 
with an ocean view!

Click here to print post card
Karaj & Molly
John Elliot
Songwriter Showcase