« Week of September 26, 2010 »
Start: 09/26/2010 8:00 pm

Three local singer-songwriters take the stage in a benefit show for the PKD Foundation, the only organization worldwide dedicated to fighting polycystic kidney disease through programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for PKD and improve the lives of all it affects.

Start: 09/27/2010 8:00 pm

Join us for this special evening on the low end of the sonic spectrum. Michel Taddei, principal bassist for the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and many other fine local ensembles, returns to the Freight to dazzle us with his showmanship, virtuoso technique, and a few pieces for the double bass that we probably never knew existed. Had enough of those screechy violins? This is the program for you!

Start: 09/28/2010 8:00 pm

All performers are welcome to participate in this event that has produced some of our brightest performers, including: Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! One unique aspect of our Open Mic is that, unlike those held in noisy bars where people show up in spite of the fact that there's live music, you will be playing to a supportive group of friends and performers who are actually listening!!!

Start: 09/29/2010 8:00 pm

One of Hawaii's most beloved traditional artists for over four decades, Led Kaapana is a true master of slack key guitar (so named for the alternate tuning, or slacking, of the strings). Led is also accomplished on 'ukulele, autoharp, bass, and steel guitar, as well as being an extraordinary baritone and falsetto singer.

Start: 09/30/2010 8:00 pm

It's always a treat to see Ralph Stanley perform live, especially since the film Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? and the subsequent Down From the Mountain tour swept him to Grammy award-winning stardom. Those who saw the movie will recall the goosebumps raised by this superb musician's bone-chilling a cappella rendition of "Oh Death"—no one can sing like Dr. Ralph, with his voice that seems to distill all the world's sorrows and carry them straight to your soul.

Start: 10/01/2010 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: 10/02/2010 8:00 pm

There aren't many people who can claim to have gone from cutting their musical teeth while working on a fishing boat, to performing on national television as part of a taxi-driver's musical collective, to playing for one of the top Cuban bands of their era.