« Week of April 1, 2012 »
Start: 04/01/2012 8:00 pm

David BerkeleyRiding atop the wave of resurgent folk-rock David Berkeley has gained critical acclaim and a loyal following with his soulful, melodic voice and the vivid poetry of his songcrafting. Earthy, tender, and unpredictable, his lyrics are full of reflective moments, enticing details, and emotional impact, whether they're panoramic historical studies or intimate life portraits. As Creative Loafing magazine put it, "Berkeley crafts his songs like watercolor paintings.

Start: 04/02/2012 8:00 pm

Ellen HoffmanThe Freight presents Vocal Jazz Open Mic, an evening that gives vocalists (including you!) an opportunity to step into the spotlight with the skillful support of pianist and composer Ellen Hoffman.

Start: 04/03/2012 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: 04/04/2012 8:00 pm

Anais MitchellSinger-songwriter and winner of the prestigious New Folk award at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Vermont native Anais Mitchell performs distinctive, meticulously written songs, backed by the Young Man Band. With the sound of a world-weary waif, Anais' otherworldly voice is a powerful counterpoint to the intensity of her vibrant, literate songs.

Start: 04/05/2012 8:00 pm

Mesut ÖzgenAksak Duo features Turkish master musicians Mesut Özgen on guitar and Cihat Askin on violin. Presenting an eclectic program of music, the virtuosic duo plays classical music from the Baroque era to the 21st century, arrangements of Turkish folk music, their own compositions, and new works written especially for them by composers including Pablo Ortiz, Robert Strizich, David Evan Jones, and Christopher Pratorius.

Start: 04/06/2012 8:00 pm

Hayes CarllAustin-based troubadour Hayes Carll spins musical yarns full of rich characters, couching them in tunes that run the gamut from fiery rock to twangy country, leavened with a pinch of folk and gospel and the occasional wistful love song.

Start: 04/07/2012 8:00 pm

Judy CollinsWe are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There may be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $52.50.