Friends of the Amador County Library (FACL)
Events & Projects -- Concerts
7th Annual Boots 'n' Books Concert - Sunday February 12, 2017 at 3:00pm
FACL is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Boots 'n' Books Concert will feature Adrian Buckaroogirl on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Community Church in Pine Grove.
Adrian—aka the Buckaroogirl— is a force of nature! She's an exuberant, dynamic, talented, singer/songwriter with an infectious, positive attitude and a powerful voice. Adrian is equally at home in the branding pen roping calves or on stage in front of thousands of fans. Adrian takes her listeners deep into the lives and challenges faced by cowboys and ranchers through songs that reflect her experiences growing up on ranches throughout the west.
Western Horseman Magazine has called her the "buckaroo's Taylor Swift" and have chosen her song, The Will James Days, from her first CD, Highway 80, as one of the 13 Best Western Songs of All Times. Also from Highway 80, her songs Old Time Vaquero and Praise Him for the Pequaps have found their way into western videos.
In an interview with the San Diego Troubador, Dave Stamey, a past Boots 'n' Books perfomer, said of Adrian, "She writes all of her own music. It's very centered on the buckaroo lifestyle. She's the real deal."
Adrian's second CD, Boots and Pearls, was produced by noted singer/songwriter Tom Russell who said in The Cowboy Way Magazine, "I heard the clear potential. I was impressed that she has such a great voice and was so at ease on stage . . . Adrian is the breath of strong "Force of Nature" Adrian Buckaroogirl Set for 7th Annual Boots 'n' Books Concert fresh air that the cowboy music scene needs. I was honored to have worked with her." The title cut from Boots and Pearls has spawned a nationwide tide of theme weddings from women who identify with Adrian's ability to be a feminine, yet working cowgirl.
Adrian's third CD, Buckaroogirl! was released in February 2012. Ranch and Reata Magazine says that, "Adrian's new CD, Buckaroogirl, is a gift to all of us who enjoy real western music. She is in fact the real deal." She says that her new songs ". . . reflect my experiences and those of the cowboys I work with and live around." The January 2012 issue of Cowboys and Indians Magazine listed Adrian in their Next West highlights as one of the ". . . 20 bright young stars of the Western world . . ." Without losing her passion for the ranching west–Adrian takes her fans to new heights through her emotion filled lyrics and music. Both critically and popularly acclaimed, Adrian has reached into our soul and helped us see the truth of musical commitment, which transcends traditional genres. Is it Folk, Country, Rock, Western, Cowboy? No, it's all of these and much more. It's music people love and feel deeply–making it their own as soon as they hear it.
Purchase tickets online now by clicking this Brown Paper Tickets link. As of December 1st, purchase tickets at Hein and Company Bookstore in Jackson & Mother Lode Music in Martell.
2016 Concert Welcomed the Return of Dave Stamey!
Dave Stamey, one our region's most talented Western singers, yodelers and storytellers treated us to a wonderful show. Dave shared old favorites and a few new songs as well. Spirits were high and there was even a sing-along! The concert was held at The Call Church for the third year in a row and it is perfect venue for our concerts. As always, the concert committee provided delicious refreshments, an extensive raffle and silent auction that included four tickets to Disneyland.
The concert in combination with the semiannual book sales provides significant and badly monetary support for our library. We want to acknowledge the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort for their continuing support of this event. This concert would not happen if it were not for all the time, energy put in by all our volunteers- the committee members and other FACL members.
2015 Concert Raises the Roof!
An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the toe-tapping music of Tom Rigney and Flambeau, who entertained with Cajun and zydeco two-steps, funky New Orleans grooves, low-down blues, and beautiful ballads and waltzes. The music even inspired some audience participation - line-dancing in the back of the room!
It was a lively evening with great music, great refreshments, and a fun raffle. Thanks go to our outstanding group of volunteers for all the hard work that went into making this the memorable evening it was, and to our members and the community whose generous contributions will enable the Friends of the Library to continue to provide the support badly needed by our Library.
A big "Thank You" to all!
New Venue Draws Sell-Out Crowd to 2014 Boots 'n Books Concert
Dave Stamey a big hit!!
A record crowd gathered at Calvary Chapel of Amador -- a new venue for the Friends of the Amador County Library -- for their 4th annual concert. All were delighted by the lovely room, great sound system, comfortable chairs, and generally lovely ambiance. Dave certainly didn't disappoint with his original lyrics and stories and even yodeled for us – quite magnificently. A young fan, a new troubadour in the making, came with his guitar to be signed by Dave Stamey.
The guests enjoyed the raffle and great refreshments and the Friends were able to raise a considerable amount of money for the Amador County Library. Events like this and our semiannual book sales have made it possible for the Amador County Library to continue to offer new and improved services to the community.
"Boots 'n Books" 2013 Concert
The full house came to hear one of the country’s most talented – and honored — western entertainers, who took the stage for our annual Boots ‘n Books concert with sponsorship from the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel and American Legion Post 108. Host Ray Lindstrom and FACL president Janie Brown welcomed Juni Fisher, a Tulare County native, whose awards include 2011 Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year.
Her songs ranged from solid western to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” her instruments a standard guitar and an amazingly sonorous electric ukulele. Her Texas jazz and blues on the uke surprised everyone, but her rendition of songs as Elmer Fudd, Louis Armstrong and Ethel Merman left the audience clapping for more.
"Boots 'n Books" 2012 Concert
The sellout crowd at the second annual Boots 'n Books event February 12 delivered a standing ovation to western entertainer and songwriter Dave Stamey folllowing his lively two-hour concert. The fundraiser for FACL brought almost 200 Stamey fans from throughout the central valley. Not only was Stamey's performance a huge success, but the event netted FACL a substanial sum to help support the local library.
"We are thrilled that the event did so well," said event director Susan Staggs. "It's only the second year we've staged the Boots 'n Books and it's already getting a reputation as an event not to be missed in Amador County."
"Boots 'n Books" 2011 Concert
óBoots and Books,? the program of cowboy lore and poetry, raised more than $4,100 for the Friends of the Amador Library fund on Jan. 16.
Cowboy poet Larry Maurice drew laughs, chuckles, and rapt attention from a sold-out crowd with his stories and songs of the cowboy life.
A silent auction of posters, art, and wine along with other prizes awarded throughout the event netted $1,567. Admissions totaled another $2,570.
Read the full report of this successful event in the Winter 2011 edition of our News & Notes ...