« Week of June 22, 2014 »
Start: 06/22/2014 8:00 pm

Carlene Carter“Carlene Carter was born into country-music royalty,” Ken Tucker said recently on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Start: 06/23/2014 8:00 pm

Scars on 45Scars on 45 is a captivating indie folk rock band from Yorkshire. Their music is clever and catchy, sensitive and somehow substantial. “I carved your name on an old oak tree / but the council chopped it down / cause it was filled with disease,” they sing on “Give Me Something,” which Amazon named one of the “Top Three Singles of the Year” in 2011.

Start: 06/24/2014 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: 06/25/2014 8:00 pm

Tito y su Son de CubaHeriberto “Tito” Gonzales and his talented band return to the Freight to play rumba, guaracha, and son—traditional, high-energy Cuban dance music pioneered by greats like Arsenio Rodriguez and later revived by the film The Buena Vista Social Club.

Start: 06/26/2014 8:00 pm

The Blues Broads: Tracy Nelson, Dorothy Morrison, Annie Sampson, Angela Strehli & Deanna BogartThe Blues Broads are the real deal, with deep roots in rock and roll and gospel, country and funk, and most especially the blues. Tracy Nelson co-founded the legendary group Mother Earth and shared the stage with Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Grateful Dead.

Start: 06/27/2014 8:00 pm

Jim LauderdaleJim Lauderdale has been there and done that. He’s won two Grammy awards, written songs recorded by such artists as the Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, Solomon Burke, and George Strait, and released two dozen albums since 1991, including a pair in the past year featuring songs co-written with Robert Hunter of Grateful Dead fame, Black Roses and Blue Moon Junction.

Start: 06/28/2014 11:30 am

Please come enjoy our free fiddlekids fiddle concert. It's always a sweet and incredible show of young fiddlers playing their recently learned tunes. Only happens once a year, and we'd love to have you join us in celebrating our 17th fiddlekids anniversary!

Start: 06/28/2014 7:00 pm

Hiram BellGrab your uke and head to the Freight for a Ukulele Play-A-Long with Hiram Kaailau Bell! Hiram grew up in Oahu and moved to San Francisco in 1979. He currently teaches ukulele at Chabot College and College of San Mateo, as well as offering private classes, and plays at clubs, festivals, and kani kapila – also known as jam sessions.