FALLBROOK — Opening the Fallbrook Americana Music Series’ ninth season is Tim Flannery, who will perform at the Mission Theater on Saturday, January 24.
This is the second year in a row that Flannery has kicked off the season for the organization.
Of himself, Flannery says, “For 30 years I’ve had wood in my hands, either a baseball bat or a guitar.” That wood, both kinds, has taken him from the hills of Kentucky to the swells of the Pacific Islands with stops at nearly every Major League ballpark in between.
Many remember Flannery’s 25 years with the San Diego Padres. In recent years, he’s been the third base coach for the San Francisco Giants and holds the same hope: to win the World Series.
Today his visibility as a ball player is being matched by his visibility as a performing musician. He does what one reviewer calls “porch music,” humble songs of humble people, and increasingly he’s writing his own. His ninth album is due to be released later this year.
His philosophy of “open mind, open heart, open doors” buoys him forward to new experiences. As he travels his road, he takes some of San Diego’s finest musicians with him: Dennis Caplinger on banjo, Jeff Berkley on bass and Sharon Whyte on accordion. The line-up varies.
Flannery and his friends, who he calls Enablers, will appear in at the Mission Theater, 231 North Main, January 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are available at the theater. Call (760) 731-2278. They will also be sold at the door. For more information call (760) 723-7255.