« Week of September 12, 2010 »
Start: 09/12/2010 8:00 pm

David Wilcox is the kind of singer-songwriter whose music can truly be said to be more than the sum of its parts. In David's songcraft, lyrics, music, and performance combine to create a healing effect on his listeners. Whether live or on CDs like his recent Open Hand, David's music combines the best of pop and modern folk sensibilities with crisp guitar fingerpicking and an expressive baritone, while offering a glimpse of deeper realms.

Start: 09/13/2010 8:00 pm

Acoustic folk rock pioneer Shawn Phillips takes the Freight stage for a multifaceted evening of stellar songs new and old, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch of his wide-ranging musical career. Shawn's masterful guitar work, impressive vocal range, and wry, high-flown lyrics always helped him stand out among the singer-songwriter crowd, and his ebullient stage presence seals the deal.

Start: 09/14/2010 8:00 pm

Come join us for a night to remember, as shining stars from the Bay Area bluegrass constellation and beyond gather for a Grand Ole Opry-style performance in celebration of the 99th anniversary of the birth of Bill Monroe, the late singer, instrumentalist, composer, bandleader and the Father of Bluegrass.

Start: 09/15/2010 8:00 pm

In this musical tribute to the legendary vocalist, saxophonist, and band leader Louis Jordan, Bay Area harmonica ace Phil Berkowitz presents an evening of music from the man who made the blues jump. Featuring selections from his CD, Phil Berkowitz Plays Louis' Blues, Phil and his hot band are on a mission to re-introduce Jordan's famed music, high energy, and sly humor to the world.

Start: 09/16/2010 8:00 pm

Honolulu native Weldon Kekauoha grew up in a house filled with music, listening to old recordings from the 1950's and 60's and attending live performances at local watering holes with his grandmother. Folks like Weldon's uncle, "Little-Joe" Kekauoha, the Makaha Sons of Ni‘ihau, and Kekua Fernandez left an indelible mark on Weldon's own music.

Start: 09/17/2010 8:00 pm

"I'm a folk musician in that I'm writing about real life. It's journalistic, writing what I see and what I know, the times we're in, and the things that people face today."

Start: 09/18/2010 11:00 am

Ellis Paul reveals a different facet of his artistry with a special daytime show for children featuring songs from his recent family album, The Dragonfly Races, an NPR Top Ten pick. Inspired by nights spent singing to his second daughter, Sofi, the album is full of buoyant, hummable songs that appeal to kids and parents alike, thanks to the thought Ellis put into what messages he wanted to pass on to his daughters as they grow.

Start: 09/18/2010 8:00 pm

Come help blow out the candles and hear some truly fabulous music as Shay Black celebrates his birthday with a host of amazing musicians on our stage tonight! Establishing a close rapport with his audiences, Shay throws plenty of Irish humor and an irresistibly warm stage presence into a mix of traditional and humorous songs.