« Week of September 9, 2012 »
Start: 09/09/2012 8:00 pm

The BobsAmazing vocal acrobats and perennial Freight favorites, The Bobs – Matthew Bob Stull, Richard Bob Greene, Dan Bob Schumacher, and Angie Bob Doctor – serve up unforgettable performances, outrageous covers of classic songs, and wonderful, witty originals.  In shows that are part theater, part comedy, and part performance art, this a cappella "band without instruments" uses voices and body percussion to make music that is hilarious, inspiring, and often beautiful.  If you haven’t seen

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Start: 09/11/2012 8:00 pm

Erik JekabsonBerkeley native Erik Jekabson and his String-tet celebrate the release of their new CD, Anti-Mass, a chamber-jazz concept album inspired by artwork from San Francisco's de Young Museum.  Erik is a young trumpeter, composer, and educator, with a sound that Allmusic Guide has described as "a perfect balance between melodic artistry and probing, knotty jazz improvisation."  You might hear the influence of early Miles Davis in playing that comes across as crisp and precise,

Start: 09/12/2012 8:00 pm

Bill MonroeThere wouldn't be bluegrass if it weren't for Bill Monroe. He gave the genre its name, its distinctive style, and for most of the 20th century, embodied the essence of the art form, which is typically delivered by a five-piece acoustic string band featuring instrumental virtuosity on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and string bass, and close harmonies sung in a plaintive, high lonesome voice.

Start: 09/13/2012 8:00 pm
Come early for jamming (free admission) hosted by Harry & Cindy Liedstrand
Start: 09/14/2012 8:00 pm

The 10th annual Berkeley Old Time Music Convention continues with banjo virtuosity, classic country harmony, and rowdy buckdancing.

Start: 09/15/2012 11:00 am
After five years criss-crossing the country as a member of The Sippy Cups, Patchwork Series co-host Rudy Trubitt returns to the Freight stage with an intimate, engaging solo acoustic set of old and new songs for ears of all ages! “You know who writes a great pop song?
Start: 09/15/2012 8:00 pm

Lucy KaplanskyLucy Kaplansky has a voice you won’t forget.  Clear, pure, and full of tender feeling, it cuts through the noise of the world and pierces you in the heart.  The good news is, she's bringing that voice back to the Freight for a night of carefully chosen covers and incisive originals.  She's "a truly gifted performer," according to the New Yorker, "with a bag of enchanting songs."