« Week of December 6, 2009 »
Start: 12/06/2009 2:00 pm

Join three bands from Nell Robinson's Take the Stage Band Performance Workshop for a fun afternoon of lively music. "Closet musicians," grouped into bands, have been busy honing their performance skills in a weekly series of rehearsals coached by local musicians.

Start: 12/06/2009 8:00 pm

The scintillating Cris Williamson sets the Freight aglow with holiday spirit in an evening of gorgeous music. Special guests Barbara Higbie and Julie Wolf (plus who knows who else!) join her in presenting original gems and plenty of seasonal good cheer: come join them! There's plenty to celebrate this year, including the recent release of Cris' CD blend of standard holiday-time favorites and originals, Winter Hearts.

Start: 12/08/2009 8:00 pm

This special double bill offers an evening of fabulous playing from two masters of the jazz guitar, Duck Baker and Mimi Fox. Jazz standards and originals by Duck and Mimi are on the menu for this free-flowing performance, with the show split evenly between each artist's solo playing, and some spicy duets.

Start: 12/09/2009 8:00 pm

One of the most influential old-time fiddlers of his generation, Bronx-born Bruce Molsky is also a remarkable guitarist, banjo player, and singer who continually proves that traditional music knows no geographical or cultural boundaries.

Start: 12/10/2009 8:00 pm

In a high-spirited show celebrating the release of her debut CD, Loango, Nell Robinson serves up fresh, honky-tonk-infused bluegrass and country, backed by an all-star band featuring Laurie Lewis, Jim Nunally, Tom Rozum, Keith Little, Andrew Conklin, plus special guests the Henriettas, Richard Brandenburg, and Tony Marcus. Rollicking energy, sweet harmonies, and hot pickin' distinguish this band, which showcases Nell's warm, distinctive vocals and sunny stage charisma.

Start: 12/11/2009 8:00 pm

One of America's premier singer-songwriters, Tom Russell grew up in California, soaking up the West Coast hillbilly sounds of Merle Travis and Buck Owens. He started his career in the country bars of Vancouver before moving on to the progressive country music scene of Austin, Texas.

Start: 12/12/2009 10:00 am

Two hours of slow-food radio with conversation, music, and play, from 10 am to noon. Puchase advance tickets online through Ticketweb, or call the West Coast Live reservations line at 415-664-9500.

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Start: 12/12/2009 8:00 pm

Got the December blues? Well, here's the cure! Master of American home-grown music Geoff Muldaur assembles an all-star string band on our stage tonight to romp and stomp their way through blues, jug band, Western swing and hillbilly music of the 1920s and '30s, including special guest, Jim Kweskin.