Nice area of California you are in. I suspect there is a little bit of gold around there. We have plenty here, too, but you have to eat some dust to get at it!
Wasn't always a desert rat. Thirty years ago I spent a few years just south of ldpayton, in good ol' Gainesville, FL. And way before I finally got smart and learned the joys of Banjoing, I remember seeing Red and Murphy Henry playing for free at the little student pub on campus (the Orange and Brew). Yep, those were the days!