« Week of November 15, 2009 »
Start: 11/15/2009 8:00 pm

Singer-songwriter Tracy Grammer casts a spell with her distinctive, velvety voice and her masterful violin, guitar, and mandolin playing. A writer of moving, luminous songs as well as a captivating performer, Tracy returns to the Freight tonight for an evening of eloquent music.

Start: 11/16/2009 7:30 pm

Come check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters Association presents its monthly Freight & Salvage Songwriter Competition, where members get the chance to take the stage and perform their material before a live audience. Performers sign up from 6:45 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the show's on!

Start: 11/17/2009 8:00 pm

All performers are welcome to participate in this event that has produced some of our brightest performers, including: Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! One unique aspect of our Open Mic is that, unlike those held in noisy bars where people show up in spite of the fact that there's live music, you will be playing to a supportive group of friends and performers who are actually listening!!!

Start: 11/18/2009 8:00 pm

King WilkieCome on down to the Freight tonight and meet the Wilkie Family Singers! Created by founding King Wilkie member Reid Burgess, this fictional family forms the context for the group's third CD, King Wilkie Presents: The Wilkie Family Singers. Rather than a plot or storyline, the imaginary world of musical siblings—from Beaufort to Symbaline—provides a setting for the music, featuring superb playing, gorgeous harmonies, and masterly songwriting.

Start: 11/19/2009 8:00 pm

Feeling the need for a mid-November pick-me-up? Never fear, the doctor is in! Doctor K, that is, with this month's old-time tinged edition of his show spotlighting Bay Area performers. The Wronglers, Harmon's Peak, and The Roadoilers take the stage for a memorable show guaranteed to cure what ails you.

Start: 11/20/2009 8:00 pm

With a compelling, expressive voice and well-crafted, resonant songs, Corinne West stands out among contemporary American singer-songwriters. Combining the energy of bluegrass, the nostalgia of American roots, the backbone of hard country, and the silky richness of progressive folk, Corinne's songs contain echoes of rural towns, honky-tonks, and roads less traveled, insightful meditations on matters of the heart, soul, and human existence.

Start: 11/21/2009 12:00 pm

Join us for our second Community Open House! Music fills the Freight from ceiling to roof as we throw open our doors from noon to 4:00 P.M..

Start: 11/21/2009 8:00 pm

Crooked Still redefines traditional music with their startling—and mighty infectious—"low lonesome" sound. Drawing from bluegrass, old-time, and contemporary folk traditions, the Boston-based quintet puts out a killer combination of driving, earthy rhythms, and spooky backwoods melodies, searing blues riffs and soaring vocals.