« Week of July 1, 2012 »
Start: 07/03/2012 8:00 pm

Mike Marshall, Caterina LichtenbergTwo of the world's finest mandolinists, Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg are masters of a variety of styles from around the world and across the ages. For tonight’s exciting performance, Mike and Caterina introduce Bay Area audiences to the virtuosic German mandolin/guitar duo of Silke Lisko and Rupert Gerhman.

Start: 07/05/2012 8:00 pm

Blackberry BushesHailing from the rain-drenched forests of Olympia, Washington, the Blackberry Bushes Stringband plays a delicate, bold brand of northwest acoustic americana that, like its thorny namesake, is deeply rooted and continuously growing. The group’s sound takes a solid bluegrass foundation, draws from American folk music, and adds influences from all over the map, from Appalachian old-time to indie rock and alt-country.

Start: 07/06/2012 8:00 pm

House JacksA five-man rock band without instruments, the House Jacks offer a "no-holds barred" a cappella style that obliterates all preconceptions about the limits of the human voice. Deke Sharon, Austin Willacy, and Troy Horne, plus new members John Pointer and Nick Gerard, run the gamut from tender love ballads to mile-a-minute funk, complete with mind-blowing vocal percussion and riffs torn straight out of a whammy-bar guitar.

Start: 07/07/2012 8:00 pm

Marley's GhostAmong the Freight's most popular acts, Marley's Ghost achieves the seemingly impossible with its audacious blend of English folk roots, gospel, country, reggae, R&B, even Scottish bagpipe tunes—and it all works like a dream! Come celebrate with the band as they release their 10th CD, Jubilee, a wildly eclectic roots-music tour de force mixing originals and deft interpretations of tunes from the songbooks of Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, John Prine, and more.