« Week of June 30, 2013 »
Start: 06/30/2013 8:00 pm

Thom BreshThom Bresh has been entertaining audiences ever since he stepped on a Southern California stage as a three-year-old in the early 1950s and played a song on his ukulele. These days, he plays a Langejans SuperDualette guitar – he calls the guitar “my band” – and sings country songs, including his own acclaimed originals.

Start: 07/01/2013 8:00 pm

Pasatempo Rebetika

The Seattle-based band Pasatempo plays rebetika, a form of Greek folk music akin to the blues in its passion and power, as well as in its focus on the trials of love gone bad, booze and drugs, jail, sickness, death, and the longing for home. The music of Pasatempo, like the blues, explores these hardships and heartbreaks with a joy and zest for life that transcends any particular time or country.

Start: 07/02/2013 8:00 pm

Uncle BonsaiThe legendary Seattle folk-pop band Uncle Bonsai plays “funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop,” says the New York Times. “The group has achieved an almost cult status,” says Carlos Pedraza of the Associated Press. “Their music ranges from irreverent to ironic, from satirical to sad.

Start: 07/03/2013 8:00 pm

Aoife O'DonovanHailed as “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by the New York Times, “transcendent” by the Boston Globe, and “the newest darling of the Americana set” by USA Today, Aoife O’Donovan arrives at the Freight fresh from performances on Mountain Stage and A Prairie Home Companion, as well as at the Grand Ole Opry.

Start: 07/05/2013 8:00 pm

Nora Jane StruthersNora Jane Struthers arrives at the Freight with a new album, Carnival, high on the Americana charts, and a powerhouse band, Party Line, along with a slew of great new original songs. Nora Jane grew up in Virginia, studied at NYU, and taught English in Brooklyn before moving to Nashville to focus full time on music.

Start: 07/06/2013 8:00 pm

Kweskin Jug BandWe 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 $40.50.