« Week of May 4, 2014 »
Start: 05/04/2014 8:00 pm

Johnny CleggWe 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 $42.50.

Start: 05/05/2014 8:00 pm

Rajeev TaranathRajeev Taranath is an internationally acclaimed performer and one of the world's leading exponent of the sarod, the richly textured Indian lute. A distinguished disciple of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, his performances masterfully combine the depth and rigor of the tradition of Hindustani classical music with an inspired imagination and emotional intensity.

Start: 05/06/2014 8:00 pm

Jayme StoneJayme Stone is a Candian banjo player, composer, and instigator who makes sublime music inspired by jazz, folk, chamber music, world music, and the banjo’s African roots. The Globe and Mail calls him “the Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo,” No Depression says that his “banjo playing is a source of limitless creative expression,” and Songlines describes his music as “what the future of the banjo sounds like.”

Start: 05/07/2014 8:00 pm

Steep Canyon RangersThe Steep Canyon Rangers represent the bluegrass big time. The International Bluegrass Music Association named them Entertainer of the Year, along with their occasional collaborator, Steve Martin, in 2011. Their seventh album, Rare Bird Alert, recorded with Steve, received a Grammy nomination in 2012.

Start: 05/08/2014 8:00 pm

Four Bitchin' BabesHow could you go wrong with a group that bills itself as a Fabulous Female Folkestra? Four singer-songwriters with a knack for catchy hooks and an unerring eye for the absurd range freely across the contemporary American landscape, leaving no icon untoppled.

Start: 05/09/2014 8:00 pm

The Stray BirdsThe Stray Birds are a young folk-roots trio from Pennsylvania farm country who play as if they’ve been making music together forever. Their harmonies are gorgeous and gritty, and their deft instrumentals always serve the song. “Clearly these are players with chops, songwriters with a fierce command of their craft. But they also seem to have a grip on when to lend a hand, and when to let the songs fly on their own.

Start: 05/10/2014 12:00 pm

Concert performances by Bearcat String Band with Alex Sharps; Mike Stadler; Right To Parlay; Richard Brandenburg; Emily and Joe Mann with Nandi Forrest; more to be added.

Workshops will include old time fiddle, mandolin, banjo, string band blues, mountain dulcimer, hammer dulcimer, Cajun jam, ukulele/banjo-uke, and more

Open jams hosted by Harry & Cindy Liedstrand, Mark Wardenburg & Ken Torke, Emily Mann


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Start: 05/10/2014 8:00 pm

Berkeley’s Barbara Higbie is a master of piano and violin who combines technical brilliance with the pure joy of playing. Her unique compositions weave together elements of jazz, folk, and classical with the music of Ghana and Brazil. Oh, and she also sings like a dream. She has been nominated for a Grammy award, won Bammy awards, performed on more than 65 albums, including one with Santana, two with Teresa Trull, and three with Montreux, the band she co-founded with Darol Anger.