Upcoming Dates

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Sea Chantey Festival - noon till 6pm
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
USA [map]
Price: Free with museum admission ($18)

We're stoked to be part of this long-running celebration of nautical folk music. We get to play on the deck of the world's oldest active sailing ship, the Star of India. Museum admission gets you a full afternoon of bands as well as access to a dozen historic ships and the museum collection.

11:30 AM            Jackstraws                        

12:10 PM             Gemini Junction           

12:50 PM             Raggle Taggle           

01:35 PM             Sportive Tricks         

02:20 PM             Kick Up the Dust     

03:05 PM             The Chanteymen       

03:55 PM             Jackstraws                

04:40 PM             Finale                       

Past Dates

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Gemini Jam-Bo-Ree
2nd Annual - All afternoon
Encinitas, CA 92024 [map]

Save the date for food, fun, friends in the backyard. Pot luck, music showcases, jamming.

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

on the Artists Alley stage - 10am
San Diego, CA 92103 [map]
Price: FREE

Once again we help kick this signature OB event into gear. Arrive early and get a parking place! Music, chili cookoff, booths, best people-watching in San Diego. (Cable St, between Niagara and Newport)

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Kensignton Cafe
Adams Avenue Unplugged - 5pm
4141 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116
USA
(619) 640-0494 [map]
Price: free

Lots of bands, lots of venues! Come early to Kensington Cafe for Trails and Rails, stay on for Joe Rathburn. Richie and JT do our duo show.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

North County Bluegrass and Folk Club - 7:00pm
1161 E. Washington Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
usa
(760)489-0191 [map]
Price: free

Pizza in the parlor and pickin' on the patio. We play a concert set at 7.

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Temple Emanu-El
Jewish Family Service weekly concert - 12:30pm
6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA 92120
USA [map]
Price: free

Sit down show in a nice listening room with a bunch of nice people. Some of them like to dance, so we may aim for a hoedown.

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

St Patrick's Day Stories and Songs - 7:30pm
540 Cornish Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
USA [map]
Price: $18 (under 13 free)

Join us in the beautiful Encinitas library with a couple other musicians, plus professional storytellers, celebrating our Irish heritage. We've got some really good Irish songs we don't break out too often, and we don't get to play with Irish whistles and drums and bouzoukis as a rule, so this will be a one of a kind experience.

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Storytelling Festival - 9:30am
540 Cornish Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
USA [map]
Price: free

During the day, we'll be hanging around playing music and telling some stories as part of the annual festival. Two unplugged Irish sets on the entry patio - 9:30-10am and 12:20-1pm. In the evening. we'll be on stage with some friends for a full concert.

Friday, March 16th, 2018

5:30pm
4765 Voltaire Street
San Diego, CA 92107 [map]
Price: free

Lot's of Irish tunes upstairs in the lively deli.

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Ken Lehnig's Medicine Show - 7:30pm
2020 Chestnut Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
USA [map]
Price: $18 (under 13 free)

Ken Lehnig is a longtime stalwart of the SoCal music scene, and he's pulled out music from a "folk opera" he wrote long ago to release in 2018. JT and Annie joined him in the recording studio, and will join him onstage (along with Robert Cowan on harps and John Hildebrand on bass) for the Folk Heritage performance. Mountain dulcimer master Kevin Roth fills out the bill.

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

First Christian Church Coffeehouse
Community Night - 7:00
245 S Freeman St
Oceanside, CA 92054 [map]
Price: Free

JT and Richie entertain the friendly folks down in the basement. Lots of comfy seating and free snacks. One other act to be named.

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Acoustic Afternoons - 3pm
450 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
USA
760-632-9711 [map]
Price: Donations suggested

Unplugged on the patio, with family arts & crafts nearby. JT & friends at 3, live music from noon on featuring Marklyn Retzer, Lee Coulter, Ian McCartor. Good stuff!

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

1st Annual Gemini June Bash
TBD
Encinitas 92024 [map]

What do you think about an afternoon of food, friends, fun, and music in the backyard? Let's make it happen! Stay tuned...

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Wonderland Stage - 10 - 10:45am
4800 block of Newport Ave
San Diego, CA [map]
Price: Free!

Real fun time down at the beach! All day music, street scene and chili cookoff. Get there early for good parking.

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Hawthorne Coffee - 2 - 3pm
3019 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
USA
(619) 501-4882 [map]
Price: free

JT and Richie play a little venue on a big day. Catch some of San Diego's finest acoustic acts up and down Adams on this yearly tradition. 30 stages, 100 performances from noon till 10pm.

Friday, April 28th, 2017

San Dieguito United Methodist Church - 7:30
170 Calle Magdalena
Encinitas, CA 92024 [map]
Price: $18

San Diego Folk Heritage is bringing in one of our favorite singer/storytellers, in the tradition of Arlo Guthrie and Todd Snider. This is JC's only scheduled San Diego stop, celebrating the release of his new album, and prepping for his tour with Jack Johnson this summer. JT plays a few songs to get things started; see JT for info on discount tickets.

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Upstairs in the deli - 5:30pm
4765 Voltaire Street
San Diego, CA 92107 [map]
Price: FREE

We play upstairs, unplugged, digging into our Irish repertoire. Good food, good times!

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Saturday Songwriter Sessions - JT solo - 6pm
524 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92056
760.966.0985 [map]
Price: free

Glen Hernandez hosts several songwriters on the outdoor patio. Good food & drink, good songs. JT pulls out some stories and songs that Gemini Junction has not been doing, for a change of pace. With Jimmy Brenneke on percussion and maybe some of Richie's harps.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

North Co. Bluegrass & Folk Club - 7:00pm
1161 E. Washington Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
(760)489-0191 [map]
Price: Free

First Tuesday Music Night with our friends in Escondido. We go on around 7, followed by a second act TBD. Jammin' in the parking lot after.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

First Christian Church Coffeehouse
7:00
245 S Freeman St
Oceanside, CA 92054 [map]
Price: Free

GJ's first public performance as a quartet! We're back in the spotlight in the cozy basement venue playing some of our favorite songs.

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Encinitas Library
Street Musicians' Christmas show - 10-4; we play around 11:15
540 Cornish Dr
Encinitas, CA 92924
USA [map]
Price: Free!

Refreshments should be plentiful. Seating relaxed, with a variety of music ranging from hard to soft rock, country blues, Bob Marley style, and honky-tonk.

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

First Christian Church Coffeehouse
Thursday Songs - 7:00
245 S Freeman St
Oceanside, CA 92054 [map]
Price: Free

Richie and JT play a lively set in the comfy basement, with snacks, and some nice picking from Jim Underwood. Fun songwriter Nick Brendel opens at 7. We'll be bringing out some new material and old favorites.

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Woody Guthrie Tribute - 7:30
915 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
USA [map]
Price: $12

Celebrating the roots of American Folk Music, local singer songwriters including Joel Rafael, Jeff Berkley and Gemini Junction perform their favorite Woody Guthrie tunes. Come to listen, come to sing!

WOODY GUTHRIE was born on July 14th, 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma. Over the decades, his songs have run around the world like a fast train on a well-oiled track. They’ve become the folk song standards of the nation, known and performed in many languages throughout the world. He wrote over 3,000 songs in his lifetime. Pastures of Plenty, Pretty Boy FloydTom Joad, So Long It’s Been Good To Know Yuh, I Ain’t Got No HomeHard Travelin’DeporteeOklahoma Hills, This Train Is Bound For Glory, Union Maid, Jesus Christ, Do Re Mi, Roll On ColumbiaVigilante Man, The Great Dust Storm, Dust Bowl Refugee and This Land Is Your Land are among the hundreds by Woody that have become staples in the canon of American music.

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Food Truck Monday - 5pm
434 N Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-1382 [map]
Price: Free

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Templars Hall
Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash - 7:30
14134 Midland Rd (Old Poway Park)
Poway, CA 92064 [map]
Price: $18

We will back up Ross Moore in his evening of stories and songs celebrating the life of one of our heroes. This show is in the San Diego Folk Heritage concert series.

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Moring-Strell duo - 11am - 1pm
Old Hiway 101
Leucadia, CA 92024
USA [map]
Price: Free

Music up and down the boulevard in one of So Cal's last funky enclaves. Beer garden, record swap, good food and places to hang out. Exact time and location of our performance TBD.

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

OB Street Fair - 10am
Newport Ave.
Ocean Beach, CA
USA [map]
Price: FREE

We'll open up the Wonderland Stage, like last year, at Newport Ave between Cable St & Sunset Cliffs Blvd.

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

WOW - 10am - noon
3015 Juniper St
San Diego, CA 92104 [map]
Price: Free

CD release concert! We'll be playing some of our favorite songs in one of our favorite venues, as guests of Wild Older Women. Get a scone and get comfy.

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Folk Heritage, with David Beldock - 7:30
14134 Midland Rd (Old Poway Park)
Poway, CA 92064 [map]
Price: $18 ($15 FH members)

This is a special show, our first featured Folk Heritage concert, and we promise to make it a memorable one. We'll be playing original songs off our new CD as well as a selection of our favorite tried and true numbers.

We split the bill with fine musician and songwriter David Beldock and his band. David is my hero for having his song "Clone" featured on Dr. Demento.

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Songwriter Sessions - 7:30
524 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92056
760.966.0985 [map]
Price: FREE

Gemini Junction birthday show! Music from 6 till 8, including Glen Hernandez and Jessica Bell.

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Paul Moeller sendoff party - DATE CHANGE - 6pm
524 S. Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
USA
(760) 966-0985 [map]
Price: Free!

Glen Hernandez moves his Saturday Songwriter Session to the evening and has dedicated this night to our friend Paul Moeller who is going mobile for parts unknown. With Glen, Paul, Vicky Jans, Poppi Grande, and more. Nice outdoor patio with good food and drinks.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

North County Bluegrass & Folk Club - 7 - 7:45pm
1161 E. Washington Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025 [map]
Price: Free

We're honored to the the featured artist at the Bluegrass and Folk Club's monthly event. Good stuff!

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

High noon
9550 Milden Street
La Mesa, CA 91942 [map]
Price: $10 suggested donation

Gemini Junction is honored to kick off the musical festivities at this cool event. See also:

12:00 Gemini Junction
12:30 Robert Cowan
  1:00 Karl Cabbage
  1:30 Unknown Players Jam
  2:00 Harmonica John Frazer
  2:30 Billy Watson
  3:15 James Harman
  4:00 LEE OSKAR
  5:00 Farmers w/Gary Sipperly
  6:00All Star Jam/Headcutters Ball

Friday, March 18th, 2016

5:30 - 7:30pm
4765 Voltaire Street
San Diego, CA 92107 [map]
Price: Free

Unplugged up in the deli. Irish music and more. New CDs!

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

First Christian Church Coffeehouse
7pm
204 S Freeman St
Oceanside, CA 92054 [map]
Price: Free

Comfy place down in the basement. We'll be running through our Harp Fest set, plus more. New CDs!

Shows!

Aug 26
Star of India
San Diego, CA

Westward Ho!

Our new folk song assembly program got a nice writeup in the Troubadour magazine here. We performed it in Del Mar and the Principal said this: "Our students and staff absolutely loved the assembly today! It struck the right balance of listening to appreciate the music and having the audience participate.  American history came alive for the students...." Today's kids still connect with folk music!

 

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