« Week of March 28, 2010 »
Start: 03/28/2010 8:00 pm

Through archives and old recordings, Grammy-winning vocalists Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg and their band have gathered a rich mix of songs from Jewish and Irish traditions on love, death, betrothal, betrayal and the demon drink. Be prepared to laugh, cry, mourn, and rejoice as these masterful musicians perform songs from the Yiddish and Irish traditions.

Start: 03/29/2010 8:00 pm

Tonight's Bach's Birthday Bash features three of the Bay Area's top chamber musicians joining forces on our stage!

Start: 03/30/2010 8:00 pm

Come share the craic (good times) with two stellar musicians offering an evening's feast of Irish music and culture.

We begin the evening with Mick Moloney's illustrated presentation on Jewish and Irish collaborations in vaudeville and early Tin Pan Alley. Rich with biographical details and period and contemporary recordings, Mick tells the story of good natured inter-ethnic flux, competition and cooperation which left a lasting imprint on music in America.

Start: 03/31/2010 8:00 pm

Make sure you bring your dancing shoes tonight when Soul Power blows into the Freight! Blending the sophisticated stylings of the Eastside Horns with a rhythm section drawn from New York and Louisiana, and fronted by the soulful vocals of Tommy Banks, this nine-piece band invites one and all to get their groove on with riveting solos and the unstoppable groove of 1970s style rhythms.

Start: 04/01/2010 8:00 pm

Brilliantly personifying the word "eclectic," acclaimed multi-instrumentalist David Lindley combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish music, plus eccentric songs of his own devising, all with an expansive, playful approach that is as irresistible as it is virtuosic.

Start: 04/02/2010 8:00 pm

In the summer of 1999, the Hot Buttered Rum String Band set out to rediscover the high lonesome sound of mountain music from the Sierra Nevadas, a style they called "high altitude bluegrass." A decade and a bit later, after years of near-constant touring, the group has evolved into a plugged-in, rocking powerhouse that blends jazz, country, and world music into its tasty, percussive mix.

Start: 04/03/2010 8:00 pm

Labeled "The new voice of Portuguese world music" by Mundo Portugues magazine, Ramana Vieira pulls traditional Portuguese fado music into the 21st century with her powerful vocals and unique stylings. Juxtaposing unconventional instrumental layers over fado's haunting melodies and melancholy stories of heartache and disappointment, she updates the old-world ballads while maintaining the integrity of this time-honored tradition.