« Week of June 12, 2011 »
Start: 06/12/2011 8:00 pm

The John Santos Sextet, featuring some of the Bay Area's finest musicians, blends the musical traditions of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Afro-Caribbean diaspora with cutting-edge jazz improvisation creating a sound that is as rewarding to the ear as it is irresistible to the body.

Start: 06/14/2011 8:00 pm

Diana JonesDiana Jones' hauntingly earthy vocals and memorable lyrics blend resonant imagery and deep emo- tions that draw on rich cross-currents of country, country blues, and mountain music.

Start: 06/15/2011 8:00 pm

Todalo ShakersDon't miss out on the fun when the Todalo Shakers return
to our stage to celebrate their brand new CD, Tickled, Too! Taking their inspiration and most of their repertoire from the early jug and string bands and blues singers who played up and down Beale Street in Memphis in the 1920s and ‘30s, the group provides an irresistible blend of harmony and swing, old time rags and stomps.

Start: 06/16/2011 8:00 pm

For the past 30-odd years Roy Book Binder has traveled the world as a "keeper of the flame" and ambassador of the blues. One of the finest guitar finger pickers extant, "Book" performs an eclectic repertoire encompassing blues, country tunes, bluegrass, and folk. Says guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship), "Nobody writes in the idiom better than Roy Book Binder. He is a master player, singer, writer, and teller of tales, true tales.

Start: 06/17/2011 8:00 pm

Guitarist Julian Lage excels by taking the road

Start: 06/18/2011 8:00 pm

Mundo Português magazine describes Ramana Vieira as "The new voice of Portuguese world music." Ramana pulls traditional 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.