« Week of July 20, 2014 »
Start: 07/20/2014 2:00 pm

“Songs are a high art because singing lifts your mind free of
 your usual run of thinking and often shows you a world of
 new thoughts and stories and ideas--and principals and 
ideals are seen plainer while singing. This is why singing 
is a part of all of us...it puts action and the ways to
 action clearly before you.” — Woody Guthrie

Start: 07/21/2014 8:00 pm

Occidental Gypsy

This show has been cancelled.

Start: 07/22/2014 8:00 pm

Harmonica players, harmonica fans, harmonica graybeards and newbies, come to the Freight for the Bay Area Harmonica Convergence, featuring Eugene Huggins, Phil Berkowitz, Dave Matthews & an all-star jam!

Start: 07/24/2014 8:00 pm

Noe VenableNoe Venable made her name in the San Francisco music scene with five fine albums in the late 1990s and early 2000s, moved to New York and finished college, went on to Harvard Divinity School, and managed to find time to release two more albums, become a Waldorf teacher, and have a baby. She unplugged for a while, and stopped listening to much in the way of recorded music. “Instead,” she says, “I joined a chorus, and even led a few.

Start: 07/25/2014 8:00 pm

Junius Courtney Big BandLace up your dancing shoes and get ready to swing with the Junius Courtney Big Band and Denise Perrier at the Freight!  This 19-piece big band, founded in 1963 when the late trumpeter Junius Courtney moved to the By Area from his native New Orleans, has a fifty-plus year track record, members who played with the likes of Coltrane, Earl “Fatha” Hines and Cal Tdjader, and a mojo that jazz journalist Andy Gilbert states is “capable of cutting far better-known orchestras.  Loo

Start: 07/26/2014 8:00 pm

House JacksThe human voice is a terrible thing to waste – and the House Jacks make superb use of theirs. The New York Times praised their “astonishingly precise vocal drumming.” The Oakland Tribune praised their “amazing voices, impressive arrangements, and dynamic stage presence.” A rock band without instruments, these five amazing musicians perform in an a cappella style that obliterates all preconceptions about what a voice can do.