« Week of October 20, 2013 »
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Throughout the West Coast, Travis Brass focuses on educational outreach through master classes and interactive concerts for aspiring musicians.  From a standard march or traditional brass composition to jazz, ragtime and the popular music of today, the group’s repertoire covers a myriad of styles.

Start: 10/20/2013 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 pop music, 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.

Start: 10/21/2013 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: 10/22/2013 8:00 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.


Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 8:00 p.m.

Start: 10/23/2013 8:00 pm

Kelly Joe PhelpsAfter nearly 20 years of recording and touring, Kelly Joe Phelps took a fresh turn. “I’d arrived at a place where I was sinking,” he says. “I had to do something or my head was going to blow up or my heart would stop.

Start: 10/24/2013 8:00 pm

Ruth MoodyRuth Moody, the Juno award-winning singer-songwriter from the Wailin’ Jennys, returns to the Freight with her own fine band and a great new album, These Wilder Things, which has won praise from The Telegraph, The Independent, and the website Americana UK. It all starts with Ruth’s gorgeous voice – light and clear, but full of shadows and shadings that suggest a dark undertow under the sweet surface.

Start: 10/25/2013 8:00 pm

Tom RussellWhen Tom Russell sings, people listen. His voice carries instant authority. He knows the world he’s singing about, he cares deeply, and he conveys his passion and intensity in a way that can’t be ignored. And why wouldn’t you pay attention? His songs are beautifully crafted, loaded with authentic detail and the occasional nugget of hard-won wisdom, and his deep, rugged voice is such a precise and sensitive instrument for conveying hope, hopelessness, and everything in between.

Start: 10/26/2013 8:00 pm

Reilly & MaloneyGinny Reilly and David Maloney are at it again, coming together to deliver delightful harmonies to old fans and new. One of the most endearing duos ever to grace the West Coast folk scene, Reilly & Maloney played to packed houses throughout the 1970s and 80s. The pair found success with their wonderful blend of voices, their great taste in other songwriters’ material, and their own solid originals.