Artwork by Nat Russell

Artwork by Nat Russell


Mollusk Surf Shop has partnered with specialty musical events creator, (((folkYEAH!))) to stage the MOLLUSK BIG SUR JAMBOREE on September 27 to 28th. Two days of music, camping and ensuing fun, set amongst the redwoods on the banks of Big Sur River at Fernwood Resort.

We have collaborated closely with (((folkYEAH!))) in selecting a myriad of musical acts, many of whom are friends and affiliates of Mollusk and staples of (((folkYEAH!))) events. Acts include: 

Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, McCombs Skiffle Players (a once in a lifetime Cass McCombs super group)Allah-Las, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Autumn Defense, Little Wings, Neal Casal, Chris Cohen, F.D and the Wizards of the West All Stars, Range of Light Wilderness, The Mattson 2, Sandy’s, The Tyde, Tomorrows Tulips, Simone Rubi, Birds of America, Light Fantastic, Matt Baldwin & Nico Georis, Gnagoriaceht, Honeycrisp plus special guests and secret late night jam sessions!

Alongside the music, San Francisco-based artist, Jay Nelson will create a site-specific installation. We encourage you to pack you lunch, dinner, wine, beer whatever you feel pairs well with the Jambo. If not food and drink will be available onsite. Exclusive Mollusk event merchandise will also be available to purchase onsite.

For Rooms and Tent Cabins call, Fernwood Resort: 831 667 2422


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1. Sandy’s - Lonely Hunter

2. Sonny & The Sunsets - Path Of Orbit

3. Beachwood Sparks - Surfing Saints

4. Allah-Las - Every Girl

5. Tomorrows Tulips - Free

6. Chris Cohen - Monad

7. Cass Mccombs - Morning Star

8. Birds of America - Nitewalker

9. Mattson 2 - Spaceman 2

10. Farmer Dave Scher - You Pick Me Up

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Big Sur, California serves as a stunning setting for the forthcoming, Mollusk Jamboree, presented by (((folkYEAH!))) Camp amongst the redwoods on the banks of Big Sur River at the renowned, Fernwood Resort. Purchase you Two-day Camping Passes here!

All photographs by Stan Russell

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After a 10 year hiatus, Beachwood Sparks are back. Their signature Southern California, cosmic, country sound has long inspired Mollusk, so we're are especially excited to present their music at the Jamboree.

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Folk band, Vetiver headed by Andy Cabic — enlisted as DJ at several Mollusk events — will assemble their full lineup for what is sure to be a memorable performance.

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Sonny Smith is a musician, playwright and multimedia artist currently residing in San Francisco and often frequents the shop. He is joined on stage by fellow San Franciscan, Ryan Browne on bass, drummer Zack Ehrlich and vocalist, Tahlia Harbour.

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Intrepid traveler and musician, Cass McCombs is another Mollusk favorite. Signed to Domino Records, his music was featured in Thomas Cambell's surf film, The Present. Look for a special performance from Cass, as he plays with multiple artists from the Jamboree lineup.

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Our friends The Allah-Las sound like the Old, Weird Los Angeles. 60's pop psych at it's best. The band (regulars at Mollusk Venice and surrounding beaches) consist of Matthew Correia, Spencer Dunham, Miles Michaud, and Pedrum Siadatian.

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John Stirratt and Pat Sansone are members of rock standard-bearers Wilco, but for over a decade the pair have fronted passion project The Autumn Defense. They mine 70s AM gold and drape it in their decidedly modern sensibilities. Sure to fit right in, we're excited to have these guys coming out from Chicago to join us! 

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Long-time friend of Mollusk and one-time artist in residence, Kyle Field will perform as Little Wings. Ever prolific, his new album 'LAST' is the latest in a line of over a dozen records released. Kyle reserves a special talent for Steely Dan and Grateful Dead covers.

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Songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Neal Casal will give a special solo performance. Frequently performing with Phil Lesh (The Grateful Dead) and Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Neal is regular visiter to Mollusk, Venice. He lives and surfs in Ventura County.

 

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With all the 'jangle of the sea and the jazz of the surf', The Mattson 2 are a staple of Mollusk events. Signed to Thomas Campbell's label, Galaxia Records and featured in many of his film projects, the San Diegan brothers come dressed to impress in their trademark formal wear, their musicianship and unique sound certain to outdo their outfits.

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Chris is a 37-year-old native of Los Angeles currently residing the Bay Area after spending time in the farmlands of Vermont recording his record. A singing drummer who writes psychedelic pop music, Cohen also records his own bass, Casio MT65, piano, and guitar. We're psyched to welcome him to the Mollusk family.

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Officially dubbed, 'Culture Summit Vibesman', by Mollusk for his central role in co-ordinating many of the events at the Venice shop, Farmer Dave will perform with his own band, in Beachwood Sparks, as well as several other artists on the Jamboree billing.

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Forever a favorite of Mollusk, Alex Knost is front man to 3 piece outfit, Tomorrows Tulips, known for their beautifully bummed-out beach sounds.

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Multifaceted, singer, songwriter, designer Simone Rubi will bring her unique brand of intimate, dance pop to the Jamboree festival.

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Indie rock group, The Tyde from Los Angeles comprise of brothers of Darren and Brent Rademaker together with Darren’s wife Ann Do on keyboard, Ben Knight on guitar, drummer Chris Gunst and Dave Scher on lap steel.

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Two-piece outfit, Honeycrisp comprise of Ben Knight — who also plays with both The Tyde and Beachwood Sparks —  and Lauren Sarmir. Ben has been instrumental in organizing, hosting and performing many jams at Mollusk Surf Shop, Venice.

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