Kinetic Sculpture Race – 2014 – VIDEO

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pix by James Decker more of this fun day in Humboldt County:


Humboldt Street Life Concert #5 TODAY MAY 22 HENDERSON CENTER!

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Join us in Henderson Center for an afternoon delight of music outdoors!

Noon til 3 pm





We will be on F st & Grotto in front of the closed pharmacy next to B of A. You will hear us.

If you are a local musician who wants to participate contact me Humboldt.organizer @

Bring something to sit on or join our Bucket Brigade!

have a peaceful day,


Humboldt Street Music Tomorrow (Tuesday May 13)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2014 by highboldtage

Join us for an afternoon delight of music. Sarah Torres and I will be playing and singing down at Clarke Plaza, corner of 3rd and E, tomorrow noon til 3 or so. Weather permitting, but its looking good.

I will be rolling my street amp rig down there and Sarah and I will take turns. Bring something to sit on (or join our Bucket Brigade) , something to munch on, wear a hat (avoid sunburn!) and the beverage of your choice.  Please no alcohol there will be children around.

The weather looks good all week, we will see how it goes tomorrow maybe we can do more. If you are a musician who would like to play a half hour or hour set with my rig please email me at and put “street music” in the subject. We plan on doing lots of free street concerts this year.

Free Concert!
Sarah Torres, Electric Bill,

Tuesday May 13
noon til 3, Clarke Plaza, Old Town Eureka, 3rd and E.

have a peaceful day,

Fair Wage Cafe Saturday March 22, FREE FOOD, FREE MUSIC

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FAIR WAGE CAFE, SATURDAY March 22nd @ the Labor Temple, Noon to 5pm

The Fair Wage Folks invite you to bring family and friends for fabulous live music all day, games for kids, coffee, tea, juice, lunch and snacks.  Everything is Free!

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Music from Sarah Torres, Mad River Rounders, Bill Holmes, and Papa Paul.  Comedy from Nando Molina.  Amazing poetry.  Words from Board of Supes Candidate, Chris Kerrigan, and local Union Member of the Year, Bill Burns.

Come for a short time or all day. Relax. Enjoy. Get active to raise the minimum wage. Help build strong community!

You or your organization are welcome to set up informational tables.  Tables provided.

The Fair Wage Cafe is brought to you by the folks who wrote the Eureka Fair Wage Act (on the 2014 ballot as the Minimum Wage Ordinance).  The Cafe is a family-friendly space.
Please share the FACEBOOK EVENT:

HERE’s the flier!
For more information call (707) 442-7465, email or check out
See you there!The Fair Wage Folks

Fair Wage Folks – Eureka Fair Wage Act – Meet Tonight!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on March 4, 2014 by highboldtage

This is a gentle reminder.
The Fair Wage Folks will meet tonight at the Labor Temple in Eureka, 9th and E at 6:15
You are invited.  Bring a friend.
Our next Fair Wage Café is Mar. 22
We are in it to win it.   It is 244 days until election day.
have a peaceful day,
A People’s Initiative for a
$12.00 An Hour Minimum Wage for Large Employers

Fair Wage Cafe – Jan. 11 Labor Temple Eureka, Family Friendly Fun Noon to 5

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FAIR WAGE CAFE, SATURDAY Jan 11th @ the Labor Temple, Noon to 5pm

Come on down to the Fair Wage Cafe, Saturday, January 11th! The Cafe is open from 12noon to 5pm at the Labor Temple in Eureka: 840 E Street, 9th & E. Bring friends and family for live music all day, coffee, tea, juice, lunch and snacks. There’s games for kids, fabulous live local music, and everything is Free!

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This Cafe is open for relaxation and community building. If you or your organization want to set up informational tables, please do.

The Fair Wage Cafe is brought to you by the folks who wrote the Eureka Fair Wage Act. Family-friendly event. This is our exciting kick off for a successful year which will end in the people winning a higher minimum wage! Live music from local talents including Sarah Torres, Mad River Rounders, and Bill Holmes! Also, Chris Kerrigan, who will replace Frank Jager as Eureka mayor (hallelujah!) next year will speak.

Please share the FACEBOOK EVENT:

For more information call (707) 442-7465, email or check out

See you there!

The Fair Wage Folks

Bill Holmes, Troubadour, Acoustic/Eclectic – Small Victories Tour – 2013

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 14, 2013 by highboldtage

Rise Up (And Raise Our Wages) listen on

shortlink here

mnemonic here:

update Electric Bill, 2014!

Bill Holmes, troubadour, acoustic/eclectic, rock, folk, country, blues, americana, comedy, outlaw country, pop, originals.

Bill Holmes, former singer and songwriter of Two Smooth Stones.

Listen to and or download “Free the Weed”


For Booking:

I am available for bookings from Santa Cruz to Portland on the West Coast.  I am looking for weekend gigs in this area.  I do up to 3 one hour sets of acoustic/eclectic music either full on acoustic or amplified acoustic.  You will need to provide the sound system or I am happy to play full on acoustic in appropriate context.  I have acoustic/electric guitar will travel but I am too old to haul amps and p.a.s around, sorry.

I am looking for a booking agent.  contact me

I am looking for a producer for a cd project towards the end of the year. contact me

I am looking for a rhythm section, drums and bass, prob should be proficient in simple country lines and also able to follow and learn chord progressions.  I do one or two twelve bar blues a night the rest you will have to learn.  I would like to do some honky Tonkin in the area this winter.   contact me

also looking for an accompanist comfortable in full acoustic and amplified acoustic contexts.   Prob a lead guitar but not in stone, could be some other lead instrument.   Some one to do tasteful fills while I am singing and to take an occasional lead part (few times a set).

Next appearances:

update Electric Bill, 2014!

Eureka Fair Wage Café, January 11,  Labor Temple Eureka noon to 5 we will have five music acts.  I will prob be one of them.
E. St. where 9th dead ends into it, its the Carpenters Union Hall.
January 17 Homeless Awareness Day Concert in Old Town Friday Jan. 17 Details TBA
contact Kathy Anderson
Clarke Plaza, 3rd and E, Old Town Eureka, Noon Lunch Bucket concert, weather permitting.  I do this when I can, if I am not too tired.  I do it often I enjoy it.  Bring your lunch.  This will end in general around mid October, but might continue on really good weather days during the winter.
or Eureka Coop 10 am to 1 pm sometimes tabling for the Eureka Fair Wage Act.  When its not raining.
Sat. Dec. 21  Homeless Memorial Day/Winter Solstice/Verbenas Birthday PARC Eureka 1 PM til   Sat. Dec. 21
Monday Dec. 16 Street Show for Robbie – Homeless Died on Sidelwalks of Eureka
Tues Dec 17 Courthouse Rally for Community Forest
Tues dec 17 Josephine Johnsons Open Mic – Siren Song
sat Dec 7 arts alive the Works Eureka
Sat Nov 24 coop
Mon nov 25 coop
Tues Nov 26 Coop
Fri Nov 22 Eureka Coop 10 to 1
Thur Nov 21 Eureka Coop 10 to 1
Sat Nov 16 Eureka Coop 10 to 1
Sat Nov 9 Eureka Coop 10 to 1
Fri Nov 8 Eureka Coop 10 to 1
Thurs Oct 31 Clarke Plaza lunch bucket with several interuptions I may blog about this event in the future.   the weather is getting way sketchy, clouds and fog roll in fast, and these old hands don’t take the cold too well.   Just saying.
Tues Oct 22 Carson Park 6PM  Music and Speak Out Against Police Brutality – non violent free community gathering, food music.
corner of Carson & H st, central Eureka.
Sat Oct 19 Clarke Plaza Lunch bucket
Thurs Oct 17 Food for People W. 14th Eureka
Wed Oct 16, Clarke Plaza lunch bucket
Tues Oct 15, open Siren Song Tavern, 2nd St. Eureka – Josephine Johnsons open mic.  7 pm
Tues Oct 15 Clarke Plaza lunch bucket
Sat Oct 12 Eureka Coop
Sun Oct 13 Clarke Plaza
Mon Oct 14 Clarke Plaza
Sun Oct 6 Lunchbox Clarke Plaza
Sat.  Oct 5, Fair Wage Café, Highland Park  Eureka
Thurs Sept 26 Clarke Plaza Lunchbucket
Tues Sept 24 Lil Red Lion
Thur Sept 19 Clarke Plaza
Wed sept 18 Clarke Plaza lunchbucket
Tues Sept. 17 Lil Red Lion  5th st.  8 pm til 11 pm 3 sets….   5th St next to N & S Liquors
Sat Sept 14,  PARC Fundraiser – In front of Humboldt County Library – 1100 am til 2 pm Bring some cash support community activism!
Thurs 9/12 Clarke Plaza lunchbucket
Wed 9/11 Clarke Plaza lunchbucket
Tues Sept 10 Lil Red Lion
Mon. Sept. 9 Clarke Plaza lunchbucket concert
Sat. Sept 7 (Arts Alive)   Roses Billiards 5th and E Eureka 6 pm til 9 pm  (formerly the Alibi and Aunty Mo’s)
sat sept 7 Clarke plaza lunchbox concert noon
fri Sept 6 Roses Billiards
thur. Sept 5 Clarke Plaza
Wed Sept 4 Clarke Plaza
Tues Sept 3 Lil Red Lion
Sun Sept 1 Clarke Plaza
Fri Aug 30 Lunchbox concert Clarke Plaza 12 noon 330
Wed Aug 28 Lunchbox Concert Clarke Plaza 12 noon- 3 pm
Tues Aug 27, Lil Red Lion on 5th, 8 pm til 11 pm
Tues Aug 13 Lil Red Lion
Sat Aug 24 Fair Wage Café, Labor Temple
Mon Aug 26 Clark Plaza Lunch box
Tues Aug 20 Lil Red Lion
Mon Aug 21 Clark Plaza Lunch Concert
Saturday June 29 Fair Wage Café Labor Temple 800 E. St. Eureka noon – 5:00 pm
Saturday June 29 Little Red Lion 5th St. Eureka 8 PM to 11 PM NO COVER
Tues July 16 Eureka farmers market old town 10 am – 1 pm amplified acoustic
Tues June 18  Lil Red Lion 5th St. Eureka  8 pm – 11 pm no cover
Tues June 25 Lil Red Lion 5th St. Eureka  8 pm – 11 pm no cover

Tues Apr. 23 Lil Red Lion

Tues Apr. 30  Lil Red Lion 5th St. Eureka  8 pm – 11 pm no cover

Sat.  May 4     Speakeasy Bar  Opera Alley Eureka  Arts Alive  6 pm – 9 pm no cover

Tues May 7     Lil Red Lion, Eureka  8 pm – 11 pm

Tues May 14 Lil Red Lion Eureka 8 to 11

Tues May 21  Lil  Red lion 8-11
Tues May 28 Lil Red Lion 8-11
Tues. June 4, Lil Red Lion, Eureka
Friday June 7 Benefit Ink People Annex 7 PM Multiple Music Artist Benefit (incl. Yellabird & Sunshine)
Tues June 11, Lil Red Lion 5th St. Eureka  8 pm – 11 pm no cover
Thurs June 13th Eureka farmers market Henderson Center 10 am – 1 pm amplified acoustic