« Week of May 12, 2013 »
Start: 05/12/2013 8:00 pm
Sara WatkinsSara Watkins, a native of Vista, California, co-founded her first band in 1989 when she was eight, playing with her brother Sean Watkins and a family friend, Chris Thile. The band was Nickel Creek, and over the next 18 years, they won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album, received several more nominations, and released six albums’ worth of wonderful music in the progressive bluegrass vein.
Start: 05/13/2013 7:30 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their monthly Songwriter Competition, where members take the stage and perform their material live on the Freight stage. Performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the house lights go down and the show goes on!

Start: 05/14/2013 8:00 pm

Stephen KelloggHow to describe Stephen Kellogg’s music? His father loved Jim Croce and Cat Stevens, the Eagles and the Band. His sister loved rock stars with big hair, like Bon Jovi and Mötley Crüe. And Stephen loved it all – intimate truth-telling and outlandish posing. His music is a mixture of both, an American amalgam of rock and roll, country, and folk.

Start: 05/15/2013 8:00 pm

Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome BandSusie Glaze & the Hilonesome Band return to the Freight to play their own entertaining mix of Celtic-inspired originals and classic covers from artists like Steve Earle, James Taylor, and Jean Ritche. Roz Larman, host of KPFK’s FolkScene, says that Susie “has one of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today.

Start: 05/16/2013 8:00 pm

Eilen JewellThere’s more to Eilen Jewell than meets the eye. National Public Radio, on its listing for Song of the Day, says, “She’s got a sweet and clear voice with a killer instinct lurking beneath the shiny surface.” USA Today describes her as “Dark and haunting, but alluring just the same . . . Give me more of that voice.” Her voice certainly stays with you, a captivating blend of wild and under control.

Start: 05/17/2013 8:00 pm

If you like Western swing, you probably already know Lost Weekend. They’ve been around the Bay Area since 1985, when they started playing Tuesday nights at Paul’s Saloon. Herb Caen gave him several plugs, Phil Elwood lauded them in his reviews, and the band expanded its lineup to perform at such events as the SF Jazz Festival, the city’s New Year’s Eve Show, and the Black and White Ball.

Start: 05/18/2013 8:00 pm

Greg BrownWe 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 $37.50.