« Week of August 28, 2011 »
Start: 08/28/2011 8:00 pm

Check out some of California's finest songwriters at the West Coast Songwriters' Open Mic annual playoffs' grand final concert! The top contenders from WCS playoff events in 10 regions—Portland, Martinez, Saratoga, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Sacramento, Redwood City, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Hollywood—take the stage to present their winning original songs at this special concert.

Start: 09/01/2011 8:00 pm

Dan NavarroTonight's double bill features longtime Freight favorite singer-songwriter Dan Navarro and beautifully expressive Claudia Russell with her band the Folk Unlimited Orchestra. Dan, part of folk-rock duo Lowen & Navaro, brings a gorgeous repertoire of songs of experience, documenting humanity's dignity and frailty, examining life's losses and lessons.

Start: 09/02/2011 8:00 pm

Absynth QuintetFire-breathing traveling gypsy circus indie grass? Acoustic, with benefits? The Absynth Quintet is a group of pickers purveying a truly unique brand of high-energy acoustic music. The band's sound, born and cultured in the fertile hills of Humboldt County, California, combines a reverent treatment of time-honored American music with a reckless, virtuosic, and often zany approach to innovation.

Start: 09/03/2011 8:00 pm

GirlymanNate Borofsky, Doris Muramatsu, Ty Greenstein, plus newest member JJ, describe their group, Girlyman, as "a modern-day Peter, Paul & Mary—only edgier, and with a with quirky sense of humor." Actually, that doesn't even begin to cover it! Informed by 1960s vocal groups like Simon & Garfunkel and The Mamas and the Papas, and infused with years of classical and jazz training, Girlyman's songs are an irresistible blend of acoustic, americana, and rock.