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Thu, Dec 01


Wild Eye Pub

Tumble makes musical magic at Wild Eye!

This enchanting collective is Robert Heirendt, Rob Holland, Sean Kerrigan & Randy McKean. Their intricate compositions mix folkish melodies & driving rhythms with improv sensibility. There's something magical...

Registration is Closed - there may be tix left at door. Call 446-6668.
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Tumble makes musical magic at Wild Eye!
Tumble makes musical magic at Wild Eye!

Time & Location

Dec 01, 2022, 6:30 PM

Wild Eye Pub, 535 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945, USA

About the event

Tumble is a Northern California-based collective that includes Robert Heirendt on mbira, Rob Holland on bass, Sean Kerrigan on guitar, and Randy McKean on tenor saxophone and clarinets. Drawing inspiration from the groups Oregon, Codona, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and musicians such as John Coltrane and Thomas Mapfumo, the quartet’s intricate compositions combine folkish melodies and driving rhythms with an improvisational sensibility.

Begun as the trio of Heirendt, Kerrigan and McKean in 2014, Tumble’s latest release, Waves, released in October 2019 from Cure All Records, was recorded during bassist Bill Douglass’s three-year tenure with the band (2015 to 2018). Douglass’s bass work anchors the diverse set of music on Waves: propulsive, multi-layered originals by Kerrigan, freer experimental compositions by McKean and Heirendt, and innovative arrangements by the group of classic tunes by Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter. Holland joined Tumble as their new bassist in 2019, bringing a vast knowledge of Latin American and African musical traditions to the ensemble.

Tumble’s first CD release, Music for Trio leads off with the band’s African-trance-dance take on Wayne Shorter’s hard bop tune Down in the Depths, followed by the mesmerizing Avian Migration and the atmospheric Old Statues Watching.  Many of the recording’s highlights were inspired by deep personal experiences:  Heirendt’s Saffron Robe pays tribute to his daughter Mei Lin’s Asian heritage and features her on violin, while McKean’s jaunty Callie Mac, inspired by his son Cal’s tap-dancing prowess as a young lad, features him, now grown, on trombone. Kerrigan’s soulful meditation Dark Clouds in the Sierra Madre came to him while on a motorcycle trip through Mexico.  The group’s version of the spaghetti western theme Lascialo Andare brings things to a rousing finish.


Wild Eye Pub offers freshly crafted food from local and organic sources, and a full bar with regional brews, wines and spirits, in a comfy supper club, with an easy vibe.

This event is presented on our large, airy dining room stage, supper club style. Tableside dining and beverage service is offered throughout the event.

**Reservations recommended!**  You can make reservations online at time of ticket purchase. This helps us pre-arrange distanced tables for your small or large party. For this event, doors and dinner service begin at 5:00PM. Keep your table for the entire show. The ticket/cover charge goes to the performers. Thank you for supporting live performing artists!

Pub has parking. Plus, find 40 public spaces, corner of Mill & McCourtney, just a 2-minute walk.

Questions? 530-446-6668 or


  • Tumble 12-1-22

    You are purchasing advanced $12 tickets for reserved seating. (Once gone, tickets are $15, if available.) ***NO NEED TO PRINT!*** Your purchase puts your name on our guest list at the door. Questions? Call 530-446-6668

    Sale ended
  • Tumble 12-1-22

    You are purchasing $15 tickets for reserved seating, day of show. ***NO NEED TO PRINT!*** Your purchase puts your name on our guest list at the door. Questions? Call 530-446-6668

    Sale ended



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