« Week of January 5, 2014 »
Start: 01/05/2014 8:00 pm

Welcome to the Green Room Sessions! Tonight is a casual evening of music at the Freight, featuring some of our favorite under-the-radar songcrafters playing in-the-round.


The Green Room Sessions are made possible in part through the generous support of Steve Meckfessel

Start: 01/05/2014 8:00 pm

Geoff MuldaurWe are sorry to report that Geoff Muldaur has rescheduled his Jan. 5th show, due to illness. The new performance date is Sunday, June 15th. Ticket reservations for the Jan. 5th show will be automatically transferred to the June 15th performance. For more information, please contact the Freight box office at 510-644-2020 ext 120.

Start: 01/07/2014 7:30 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.


Start: 01/08/2014 8:00 pm

Suzy ThompsonSuzy Thompson arrived in Berkeley exactly forty years ago, on January 8th, 1973. Within a week she found out about the original Freight & Salvage, at that time located in a storefront on San Pablo Avenue. The first show she saw was Jim Kweskin, playing solo, and she began to meet the people who would point her to American roots music. That musical journey has taken her from Cajun country to the Appalachian mountains, and through stacks of 78s and miles of reel-to-reel tapes.

Start: 01/09/2014 8:00 pm

Theodore BikelFiddler on the Roof, a musical adaptation of Sholem Aleichem’s “Tevye” stories, was an immediate hit when it premiered on Broadway fifty years ago. With songs by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick and choreography by Jerome Robbins, it ranks among the most successful musicals of all time—with constant international productions in schools, community theaters, and professional stages from Korea to Finland.

Start: 01/10/2014 8:00 pm

Cheap Suit SerenadersWearing period threads and playing vintage instruments, the Cheap Suit Serenaders serve up a giddy blend of up-tempo Hawaiian stomps, ragtime, Italian polkas, and more, as they recreate the music of the golden age of jazz. With Robert Armstrong, Allan Dodge, Rick Elmore, and Tony Marcus performing on ukuleles, Hawaiian steel guitars, fiddles, cellos, banjos, mandolins, accordions, and musical saws, the band brings great music and great times!

Start: 01/11/2014 8:00 pm

John McCutcheonBrilliant songwriter, fascinating storyteller, virtuoso singer, fiddler, and guitarist, as well as an undisputed master of the hammered dulcimer, John McCutcheon at 60 has recorded more than 30 albums, including his latest, This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America, which acousticmusic.com has called “amazing” and RootsWorld.com has called “solid and powerful” and “highly recommended.” John’s music runs the gamut from classic folk songs to his own politically and soci