« Week of July 11, 2010 »
Start: 07/11/2010 8:00 pm

Alternative country meets rockabilly revival when Rosie Flores and her hot band take the Freight stage by storm, polishing her high-octane reputation with explosive guitar solos, great songs, and gritty, break-yer-heartstrings vocals. Crackling with energy, Rosie's performances blend the best of rock n roll, honky tonk, early rockabilly, blues, and jazz with Tex-Mex echoes of her roots in San Antonio, Texas.

Start: 07/12/2010 8:00 pm

Featuring three young guitar virtuosos, Los Angeles-based New West Guitar Group is a premier acoustic/electric guitar ensemble. Their original music combines the foundation of jazz with elements of rock and folk, blending the different timbres of acoustic and electric guitars to create a unique sound, ranging from delicate introspection to exhilarating swing and gritty blues.

Start: 07/13/2010 8:00 pm

Over the past three decades, The Tannahill Weavers have gained worldwide fame as one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Born at a session in the early 1970s in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate, Robert Tannahill, the group quickly made a name for themselves with their driving arrangements, rich three- and four-part vocal harmonies, and fiery instrumentals.

Start: 07/14/2010 8:00 pm

Country star Suzy Bogguss brings a sparkle to our stage with an acoustic solo show spotlighting her strong, supple voice and straightforward style with often-hummed tunes both new and old, including selections from her most recent CD, Sweet Danger.

Start: 07/15/2010 8:00 pm

Time for another dose from the doctor, Dr. K, that is, who presents another great night of music from up-and-coming Bay Area bands, this time with a distinct bluegrass flavor.

Start: 07/16/2010 8:00 pm

With his inspirations ranging from Andres Segovia to Mississippi John Hurt, Ed Gerhard is one of the true masters of steel string fingerstyle guitar. A Philadelphia native now residing in New Hampshire, Ed was inspired by the late guitarist John Fahey to develop his own compositional voice, which he explores in performance with 6-string, 12-string, and slide guitars, Hawaiian Lap Steel, a passionate intensity, and a sly sense of humor.

Start: 07/17/2010 8:00 pm

Houston Jones returns to the Freight! Audience members are advised to bring along personal fire extinguishers as this quintet of musical veterans plus two great special guests ignite the evening with their sizzling, eclectic mixture of originals and original interpretations of grassroots americana music.