« Week of February 9, 2014 »
Start: 02/09/2014 8:00 pm

Dry Branch Fire SquadThe Boston Globe calls Dry Branch Fire Squad “one of bluegrass music’s most popular bands, renowned for its spry mix of front-porch standards, modern ballads, and the old-time sounds from which bluegrass first sprang.

Start: 02/10/2014 8:00 pm

Kay SternPyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky’s brilliant and beloved string sextet, Souvenir de Florence, tackled by five brilliant and beloved SFCO players plus special guest “concertmaster” Kay Stern, on loan from the SF Opera. With SFCO’s own associate concertmaster Eugene Chuklov, violists Darcy Rindt and Ben Simon, SFCO principal cellist Robert Howard, and SFCO principal bassist Michel Taddei taking the role of second cello. The Russian fireworks will be flying tonight!

Start: 02/11/2014 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.


Signups – on a first-come, first-served basis – begin when the door opens at 7:00 p.m. The show starts promptly at 7:30 pm.

Start: 02/12/2014 8:00 pm

Hot Tuna AcousticWe 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 $45.

Start: 02/13/2014 8:00 pm

The DuhksThe Duhks are a Canadian folk band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They’ve recorded four studio albums and two live albums, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group and winning a Juno award, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy, for Best Roots and Traditional Album. The website Slant calls them “one of the most compelling acts on the roots scene” with “a unique style that places them at the frontlines of modern acoustic music.”

Start: 02/14/2014 8:30 pm

SupermuleSupermule is a super group of superbly talented musicians who play a bluegrass-inflected mix of catchy originals and great covers from artists as diverse as Bill Withers and Bill Monroe. The San Francisco Chronicle calls them “much more than a great bluegrass outfit” and the California Bluegrass Association (CBA) praises their “tasty blend of fresh, rootsy ingredients.

Start: 02/15/2014 8:00 pm

In tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging septet of outstanding Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Ray’s amazing songbook.

The shimmering voice of Oakland’s Linda Tillery has powered many of the Bay Area’s most popular bands over the past four decades. A central figure in the emerging women’s music movement in the 1970s and 80s, Linda was also a founding member of Bobby McFerrin’s vocal ensemble Voicestra. She currently leads the Cultural Heritage Choir, performing African American roots music.