« Week of July 14, 2013 »
Start: 07/14/2013 8:00 pm

Ed GerhardGrammy winner Ed Gerhard took up guitar after seeing classical master Andres Segovia on TV, and stopped taking lessons at age 15 when he heard a record by Mississippi John Hurt. After that, he taught himself, slowing down his spinning records to catch each note and figuring out how to play them. He learned well, eventually mastering 6-string, 12-string, slide, and the Hawaiian lap slide guitar known as the Weissenborn.

Start: 07/15/2013 7:30 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present the playoff round of their monthly Songwriter Competition. Winners from previous sessions will perform their original songs before a panel of discerning judges.

Start: 07/17/2013 8:00 pm

Carrie Hassler of Pikeville, Tennessee is a powerful singer with roots in bluegrass and traditional country music.

Start: 07/18/2013 8:00 pm

Bonnie BishopBonnie Bishop has a way of making people stop and listen. Here’s how the great Texas songwriter Robert Earl Keen described the experience: “Her music washed over me with a purity and soulfulness that is rarely found in this world of noise.

Start: 07/19/2013 8:00 pm

Phil MarshWas it really 45 years ago that the Freight first opened its doors? And was that really Phil Marsh onstage, making inspiring music? That’s right! The times, they are a-changin’, but Phil is still making inspiring music, and he’s coming back to celebrate our 45th birthday – with a little help from his friends.

Start: 07/20/2013 8:00 pm

Tristan and Tashina ClarridgeString fans of all stripes should run, not walk, to the Freight for tonight’s Shasta String Celebration!