LIVE at the A-FRAME A House concert series Hosted by coddy nuckols

View from the brick armchair, all the way back to LA

Once each month, fans of contemporary folk & acoustic music gather together in the warm embrace of singer-songwriter Coddy Nuckols' beautiful, hand-crafted A-Frame, nestled high in the hills of Kagel Canyon.

Singer-songwriter Michael McNevin

Here, in this cozy and intimate setting, they experience the joy of listening to live music from some of the finest singer-songwriters of our time.

Song circle wraps up another wonderful night of music at the A-Frame

A rare treat, echoing campfire days of old. Sitting among good friends, sharing soul-stirring stories of our lives, wrapped in poetry and set to heart-warming music. Precious moments no concert hall or club could ever replicate. For acoustic music lovers, this is as good as it gets.

FALL/SPRING 2019-2020:

October 19: Michael McNevin

Michael McNevin

Our dear friend Michael McNevin returns for an encore performance Live at the A-Frame on Saturday, October 19th. Michael's songs read like short stories, full of heart, humor, and a keen eye for detail. His accomplished guitar work and seasoned vocals underscore the characters and places he comes across in his travels.

Michael McNevin is a winner of the Kerrville New-Folk award, Performing Songwriter Magazine “DIY Artist Of The Year”, and 7-time grand finals "Song Of The Year" winner for West Coast Songwriters. He's also been a 3rd place finalist at both the Rocky Mountain Folks and Telluride Troubadour Competitions in Colorado, and was nominated Artist Of The Year by the National Academy of Songwriters.

Growing up in the the San Francisco Bay east hills area train town of Niles, Michael McNevin started out playing underage in East Bay bars, busked the streets and subways of New York, and has since logged 25 years on the American songwriter circuit. He has shared stages with Johnny Cash & The Carter Family, Donovan, Shawn Colvin, Richie Havens, Iris Dement, Greg Brown, Christine Lavin, Robert Earl Keen, Loudon Wainwright, Cheryl Wheeler, John Gorka and many others. Michael has been a main-stager at renowned festivals including Strawberry, High Sierra, Kerrville, Redwood Ramble, American River, Canada’s SummerFolk and the Philadelphia Folk Fest. He tours as a solo act in the US and Europe, and occasionally gets a band together as McNevin & The Spokes. In addition, Michael is an Etch-A-Sketch artist of some renown, delighting and dumbfounding audiences. Seriously: he illustrates his songs on the little red toy. Michael has been a guest on CBS "Evening Magazine", plus segments on NBC, ABC, and dozens of cable music shows. When he's not on the road, Michael owns and operates the Mudpuddle Shop, a former barber shop in downtown Niles. Now in its 14th year, the Mudpuddle Shop is a 15'x15' creative hive for showcases, workshops, song swaps and jams. His Etch-A-Sketch drawings hang on the walls, waiting for an earthquake.

Don’t miss this wonderful evening of story and song with Michael McNevin Live at the A-Frame, Saturday, October 19th.

November 23: Cynthia Carle & Merlin Snider

Carle & Snider

December 14: Rachel Garlin

Rachel Garlin

January 25, 2020: Suzie Glaze New Folk Ensemble

Suzie Glaze New Folk Ensemble

February 22, 2020: Gary Stockdale

Gary Stockdale

March 21, 2020: Judi Jaeger & Bob Reid

Judy Jaeger & Bob Reid

April, 2020: Larry Murante

Larry Murante

Contact / Reservations:

Our concerts are by invitation only. Please contact us for more information. Thank you.

EMAIL: Coddy.Nuckols@gmail.com

PHONE: 818-486-8505

11305 Blue Sage Drive, Kagel Canyon CA 91342

GOOGLE MAP LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/oeV2pn7ZrCr

Our Concerts:


POTLUCK SUPPER: Bring a dish, drink or dessert to share

SUGGESTED DONATION: $20 - ALL proceeds go to guest artists

SONG CIRCLE AFTER: Bring an instrument, a story, or just your ears

PARKING: Our driveway is steep! If this may be a problem, come early and park up near the house. The good news is, we've added extra off-street parking in the new downhill lot to the right of our main driveway. Enter between the concrete pillars. If you park on the street, be sure to leave enough room for a fire truck to get by.

Coddy Nuckols' wonderful new album, "Just Through These Trees"

ABOUT YOUR HOST: Coddy Nuckols is a keen observer of the human heart, as gifted at turning stories & melodies into unforgettable songs, as he is skilled at turning common brick & stone into unexpected works of beauty.

Coddy and his wife Mary moved to Kagel Canyon in 1985 with dreams of building a house of their own. Their two boys were born and grew up here, and the A-Frame was completed in 1990. They moved in by walking up the hill from their 8’ x 40’ baby blue 1955 Flamingo mobile home.

Music has always been a significant part of Coddy’s life since the folk days of the 1960s singing with his brother and sister, and has found its way into the stone and wood of the A-Frame.

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