« Week of August 7, 2011 »
Start: 08/07/2011 8:00 pm

Stevie CoyleLyrical wildman Stevie Coyle may finally bring you to terms with your inner rhythm animal. Stevie's expressive, sometimes explosive fingerstyle acoustic guitar grows out of a childhood swimming in the radiation of popular music of our times and American traditional folksong. This brilliant guitar work is an essential element of his insightful storytelling in song, as Stevie shares his unique philosophy and observations of the life of humans on the planet.

Start: 08/08/2011 8:00 pm

Frenk FairfieldA young Californian who sings and plays as someone who's
crawled out of the Virginia mountains carrying familiar songs that in his hands sound forgotten . . . ."
—Greil Marcus

Start: 08/09/2011 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: 08/10/2011 8:00 pm

Jessica JonesConnie CrothersTenor saxophonist Jessica Jones anchors two intimate duet sets: the first with pianist Connie Crothers and the second with pianist/saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum. Bay Area natives now ensconced in Brooklyn's creative music scene, the three are certified originals performing their own compositions as well as imaginative interpretations of jazz standards.

Start: 08/11/2011 8:00 pm

Martin Taylor"He out-shred's all of us put together. I've never seen anything like it." —Jeff Beck

Start: 08/12/2011 8:00 pm

There may not be a monarchy in America, but Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart come from royally good musical stock. Stacy began her career as a backup singer touring with her brother Steve, while Mark as a teen played Nashville honky tonks with his fiddle-playing dad, later touring with Freddy Fender and Steve Earle & the Dukes.

Start: 08/13/2011 8:00 pm

Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage ChoirIf the burden of life and times seems too great, take a deep drink of spiritual enlivenment tonight from the music of Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. Songs of protest and union songs of the 40s through the 60s form the basis of the program, lifted up to new heights by the voices of the Grammy-nominated choir.