« Week of September 18, 2011 »
Start: 09/18/2011 8:00 pm

Lucy Kaplansky"A truly gifted performer. . . .with a bag of enchanting songs"
-The New Yorker

Start: 09/19/2011 8:00 pm

TalavyaGlobe-trotting percussion ensemble Talavya (formerly Tabla Ecstasy) brings the Indian hand-drums tabla to the center stage, distilling its age-old spirit and practice into a high-energy, highly accessible evening that reveals the instrument's true joys. D.

Start: 09/20/2011 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: 09/21/2011 8:00 pm

Audrey AuldDevils are not the only thing to come from Tasmania. Singer-songwriter Audrey Auld's heart is in country, americana, and folk music with a presence as big as the outback. Her songs are the wry and poignant observations of a Tassie girl living in California and Nashville for the past eight years. "Music with the dirt left on" is how she describes her engaging "Americ-kinda" tunes, which combine traditional American country and folk influences with strong Australian roots.

Start: 09/22/2011 8:00 pm

Tonight's concert offers listeners a rare treat—Jill Knight  and duo Pam Delgado & Jeri Jones reunite on the Freight stage for an evening of non-stop rollicking, soul and blues. The three forged musical ties in the ‘90s when singer-songwriter Jill, already a California central coast favorite, toured with Pam & Jeri, shortly before the two became founding members of female powerhouse quartet, Blame Sally.

Start: 09/23/2011 8:00 pm

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper"One of the most impressive and well-regarded instrumental bluegrass groups working the circuit," (The Lonesome Road Review), award-winning fiddler Michael Cleveland brings dynamic traditional bluegrass to the Freight stage with his band, Flamekeeper.

Start: 09/24/2011 11:00 am

OctopretzelIn a show as exuberant as their whimsical name, Octopretzel returns to the Freight stage to share exciting new material! The band creates engaging music, inspiring curiosity, wonder, and appreciation for the world we live in. Their skilled musicianship and magical way with children guarantees a dance-able, sing-able and super fun experience for the whole family.

Start: 09/24/2011 8:00 pm

Junius Courtney BandThe Junius Courtney Big Band, made up of veteran players who "know how to tell a rousing story in eight bars," is a Bay Area institution that "embodies Swing," according to music critic Andy Gilbert. Tonight these consummate musicians pay tribute to legendary jazz pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines, featuring the exceptional piano work of special guest Tammy Hall, as well as classic songs and narration by the band's extraordinary vocalist, Denise Perrier.