Wolf Jeff – $10 Cover
After leaving San Francisco to travel and busk for a year through Spain and Portugal by bicycle, Chris Jones (leader of long-time SF band Scary Little Friends) starts a new project infusing folk, soul, and blues into the sound of ‘Cosmic Street Gospel’ in March 2019. He teams up with longtime musical collaborator Jon Payne (Painted Horses) to create a supergroup of local Santa Cruz mountain musicians featuring Jeff Kissell (Marty O’Reilly & the OSO, MAJK) on bass and Will Fourt (McCoy Tyler Band, Down Beets) on guitar/dobro/pedal steel.
They record their first album and several live performances at Jon’s spectacular home, dubbed “House on a Hill”, in Boulder Creek, CA. They book three multi-state tours and various festival appearances to support the album, then Covid brings the world to a screeching halt. In response they construct a full analog studio at House on a Hill and complete it just in time for all to be consumed in the CZU Lightning Complex Fires. Despite these hardships, the band continues forward with the release of their first album featuring James DePrato (Chuck Prophet), Stelth Ulvang (Lumineers), Jan Purat (AJ Lee & Blue Summit), Lorenza Loera (CA Honeydrops), and Eric Yates (Hot Buttered Rum), as well as a new live video with the T Sisters, filmed among the ashes where House on a Hill once stood.