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Au Natural (featuring Rick Chelew, Nicholas Leahy, and Elise Leavy) live!

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Henry Miller Memorial Library

48603 Highway 1

Big Sur, CA 93920

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Forgive us if we're a little biased regarding how awesome Au Natural's performance will be, but can you blame us? Consider the band members.

Rick Chelew has been a familiar figure on Central Coast stages for twenty years, playing with Heartstrings, Keith Greeninger, Northstar, and others. He is also a producer; credits include Dave Van Ronk (“Live in Monterey”), Pentangle’s "Open the Door," and Bert Jansch's "Heartbreak."*

Multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Leahy is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist living in Big Sur. His focus is mainly on the claw-hammer banjo and the square-neck dobro. Nicholas teaches songwriting at the Esalen institute in Big Sur.

Raised on the central California coast (a lot in Big Sur) and currently living in Boston, Elise Leavy has written more than 60 songs and has recorded two solo records of original material, accompanying herself on accordion, tenor and six-string guitar, and piano.

Together, the three of them make up Au Natural, a trio well-versed in the woodsy "back pages" of the Americana songbook.

This indoor show will find them performing original tunes as well as ditties by Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt, Mose Allison and Richard Thompson.

Doors at 7 pm. $10-20 suggested donation per person.

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* Just last month turned Mike on to the work of Joe Boyd.

** Nicholas also plays in what is arguably the largest band on the Central Coast.

*** Elise has the added distinction of being the only musician with her eyes open in the photo above. (see below...)


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