McLane, Justis and Barwick!
Time & Location
About The Event
McLane, Justis & Barwick, a folk-rock and roll power trio comprised of three of northern
California’s premier roots musicians, will make its Grass Valley debut on Sunday, January 5, at
Wild Eye Pub, located at 535 Mill Street in Grass Valley. Tickets for reserved seats for the concert
are $8 online at www.wildeyepub.com until day of show, then they are $10. This all-ages show begins at 6:00 pm.
McLane, Justis & Barwick (aka “MJB”) is made up of three longtime friends and musical
compatriots who have been playing music for more than 30 years: the amazing six-string virtuoso
Steve McLane (electric and acoustic guitars and lead and harmony vocals) from Sacramento;
acclaimed singer-songwriter Mike Justis (lead vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica) from Davis;
and award-winning multi-instrumentalist and Grass Valley resident Kathy Barwick (mandolin,
resophonic guitar and vocal harmonies). Special guest Pete Siegfried will join the band in a special
set of John Prine covers.
Performing for much of their tenure as the Mike Justis Band, this trio has carved a unique niche for
itself at festivals and clubs throughout northern California over the past three decades. Built around
the compelling original songs of Mike Justis, the trio forges a distinctive and hard-driving Americana
blend of folk, blues, country and rock styles best heard at the band’s memorable live performances.
MJB has a long-standing, popular monthly residency at the Fox & Goose in Sacramento and has also
performed at such prestigious venues as the Palms Playhouse in Winters, the Acoustic Den in
Roseville, and the Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival. The band has appeared three times at
the Mondavi Center in Davis in pre-performance concerts, most recently in November, before
legendary singer/songwriter John Prine’s sold-out show.
That Mondavi Center performance was especially meaningful, as McLane, Justis and Barwick are all
hard-core, long-time John Prine devotees. The three of them, plus Grass Valley resident and peerless
singer Pete Siegfried (of Mountain Laurel and Barwick & Siegfried fame), decided to showcase their
love for Prine’s songs in an evening-long appreciation called “John Prine Night,” which debuted at
the Acoustic Den in Roseville in 2016 and returned the following year.
A special New Year’s bonus within this MJB concert is the long-awaited third edition of “John Prine Night.” Along with very special guest Pete Siegfried, McLane, Justis & Barwick will folk-rock the house with the timeless songs—from classics to lesser-known gems—of the man many critics feel is the best American songwriter since Hank Williams. Even Bob Dylan has
sung his praises, calling Prine his favorite songwriter and comparing him to the French novelist
As one might imagine, the folks in McLane, Justis & Barwick have recorded a number of albums
over the years. McLane has recorded two solo albums, Delta Parade and Piece of Mind, and
engineered all of Barwick & Siegfried’s CDs. Justis has three albums to his credit, Barroom
Philosopher, One Foot In and Live at Wendell’s. Barwick has also recorded two solo albums, In My
Life and Braeburn, as well as three albums with Barwick & Siegfried, The Trestle, Long Time Gone
and Stones and Gravel.
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