WMA Nominated Group, The Tumbling Tumbleweeds of Sierra Madre, CA will be playing at the Coffee Gallery Backstage on November 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM along with Western Music pal and fellow Western Music Association Nominee Joyce Woodson.
The Tumbling Tumbleweeds, nominated for the WESTERN MUSIC ASSOCIATION 2011 TRADITIONAL WESTERN ALBUM BY A DUO OR GROUP AWARD for their album, Blaze Across the West and the WMA 2011 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AWARD, will present an evening of Western Music at the Coffee Gallery Backstage along with Joyce Woodson also nominated by the Western Music Association for the WMA 2011 OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMER and OUTSTANDING SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARDS! The Western Music Association Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday November 19, 2011 in Albuquerque, NM exactly one week after their appearance at the Coffee Gallery Backstage.
Band members, TUMBLEWEED ROB WOLFSKILL, BIG CADE PARENTI, CHRIS ACUFF and BABYFACE R.J. MILLS will also be presenting their new member, Fiddler, JESSE OLEMA the evening of November 12th in his debut performance at the Coffee Gallery Backstage along with regularly featured member, Bass player, SMOKIN' DAN DUNGAN.
The Tumbling Tumbleweeds found Jesse playing in a jam circle at the Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest and Folk Music Festival this past May of 2011 and were instantly taken with his intuitively laid back style. "Jesse has an uncanny knack of weaving in and out of a melody as if being beckoned by some alternate point of view of the song no one but he has ever considered. It is his own special gift that we find stunning and we can't wait for our audiences to be delighted by it as well!" says, Tumbleweed Rob Wofskill who was the first one to spot Jesse at the Topanga Festival. "Jesse has the heart and soul for Traditional American Music and we are so thrilled to have him playing with us!"
The Tumbling Tumbleweeds presented Jesse for the first time in September on a three concert tour covering Sierra Vista, AZ and Tucson, AZ where Tumbleweed Rob says he was, "a big hit!" The Tumbleweeds also plan to present Jesse to their Western Music family at the Western Music Association Showcase and Awards Show in Albuquerque, NM in November.
Along with the WMA Nominations for their latest CD, Blaze Across the West, The Tumbling Tumbleweeds have also received glimmering reviews for Blaze Across the West from critics in Magazines such as American Cowboy Magazine, The Western Way, Big Sky Journal and even Cri Du Coyote from France! Leader of The Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Tumbleweed Rob says, "We are so thrilled and honored to be nominated by the WMA! The Western Music Association is very near and dear to our hearts so it means more than we can ever say to be recognized by them. We are proud to represent the WMA wherever we go and we are equally proud to be a part of an organization that sets the standard of excellence in our genre."
The Tumbling Tumbleweeds and Joyce Woodson live at the Coffee Gallery Backstage Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001. Show Time is 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20.00. Call (626) 798-6236 for reservations. For more information go to www.coffeegallery.com or www.thetumblingtumbleweeds.com .