« Week of June 6, 2010 »
Start: 06/06/2010 8:00 pm

Tonight's prescription for musical entertainment: let three great local bands regale your ears with unique yet rootsy sounds all their own!

Start: 06/10/2010 8:00 pm

Masters of the tricky art of innovating within a musical tradition while remaining true to its essence, Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotland's roots revival since forming in 1990. With their repertoire that features high-octane instrumentals and traditional songs, it's always a joy to hear the Dogs' dynamic fusion of delicately phrased melodies from Scottish tradition with world music, jazz, and rock undercurrents.

Start: 06/11/2010 8:00 pm

The title of his award-winning 1993 release, Ho'onanea ("To pass the time in peace and pleasure"), pretty well sums up John Keawe's old-style slack key guitar performances. Songwriter and master of the fingerpicking style developed in the 19th century by Hawai'ian cowboys who loosened, or "slacked" their guitar strings to produce a characteristic resonance, John takes this soft, sweet sound and lends it his own playful personal touch.

Start: 06/12/2010 8:00 pm

In a show that travels from the Freight's origins to the youthful innovators of today, Phil Marsh and the Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Band (CGSB), who played at the 1968 opening night of the Freight & Salvage, are joined by the improvisational "street corner swing and bluegrass" sounds of Absynth Quintet. CGSB performs in the skiffle style, which British music critic Mark Kermode describes as "the missing link between archaic American jug band blues and modern rock'n'roll."