Friday July 24, 2015
Start: 07/24/2015 8:00 pm

Oakland East Bay Gay Men's ChorusThe Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus is a 50-voice gay men’s chorus that performs a wide variety of music, from classical to Broadway, in three seasonal and numerous church, community, and outreach performances every year. Founded in 1999 by Dick Kramer, the OEBGMC is the most active and well known gay arts organization in the East Bay.

Saturday July 25, 2015
Sunday July 26, 2015
Start: 07/26/2015 1:00 pm

Oakland East Bay Gay Men's Chorus The Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus is a 50-voice gay men’s chorus that performs a wide variety of music, from classical to Broadway, in three seasonal and numerous church, community, and outreach performances every year. Founded in 1999 by Dick Kramer, the OEBGMC is the most active and well known gay arts organization in the East Bay.

Start: 07/26/2015 8:00 pm

 

Tuesday July 28, 2015
Start: 07/28/2015 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Thursday July 30, 2015
Start: 07/30/2015 8:00 pm

Darlingside phot by Rob Stey

Friday July 31, 2015
Start: 07/31/2015 8:00 pm

Ray Wylie HubbardRay Wylie Hubbard is a Texas original. He’s old enough to collect retirement, but he’s still writing songs, recording, performing, producing, touring, and scoring movies, and he still has the same wily spirit that has been his trademark since he wrote “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mothers,” a hit for Jerry Jeff Walker in the early 1970s and an anthem for the Texas music scene.

Saturday August 01, 2015
Start: 08/01/2015 8:00 pm

Note: BART transbay service will be suspended on August 1 & 2 for track repairs. If you're joining us from the peninsula, please see the BART service announcement for updates and alternate travel suggestions.

 

Barbara Higbie & Teresa TrullWith special guests Adrienne Torf and Lisa Koch

 

Sunday August 02, 2015
Start: 08/02/2015 7:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this concert. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 7pm.


BART transbay service will be suspended on August 1 & 2 for track repairs. If you're joining us from the peninsula, please see the BART service announcement for updates and alternate travel suggestions.

 

Alive!

 

Wednesday August 05, 2015
Start: 08/05/2015 7:30 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 7:30pm.

 

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinThis Slam's theme is "The Fast Lane"

Thursday August 06, 2015
Start: 08/06/2015 8:00 pm

Sultans of String

Friday August 07, 2015
Start: 08/07/2015 8:00 pm
Saturday August 08, 2015
Start: 08/08/2015 8:00 pm

Martha ScanlanTennessee singer and songwriter Martha Scanlan has a voice that can take you far, to distant times and places. That’s probably why she was featured on the soundtrack of the film Cold Mountain, singing with the Reeltime Travelers. The website Dirty Linen called her first solo album, The West Was Burning, “a revelation, an instant classic and one of those rare albums that defies genre and generation.

Sunday August 09, 2015
Start: 08/09/2015 7:00 pm

Villalobos BrothersThe Villalobos Brothers, who grew up in Xalapa, Mexico and are now based in New York City, play their own distinctive version of contemporary Mexican music, drawing inspiration from jazz, rock, classical, and traditional Mexican folk to deliver a message of love, brotherhood, and social justice.

 

Monday August 10, 2015
Start: 08/10/2015 8:00 pm

Tuesday August 11, 2015
Start: 08/11/2015 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday August 12, 2015
Start: 08/12/2015 8:00 pm
Friday August 14, 2015
Start: 08/14/2015 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this concert. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

 

Watkins Family Hour

Saturday August 15, 2015
Start: 08/15/2015 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this concert. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

 

Watkins Family Hour

Thursday August 20, 2015
Start: 08/20/2015 8:00 pm

Harmonica players, harmonica fans, harmonica graybeards and newbies, come to the Freight for the second annual Bay Area Harmonica Convergence, featuring Eugene Huggins, Dave Matthews, Carlos Zialcita, Rick Baskin, and an all-star jam!
 

Friday August 21, 2015
Start: 08/21/2015 8:00 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their Songwriter Competition Finals, where members take the stage and perform their material live on the Freight stage. The most active association of songwriters in the country, WCS is dedicated to providing the environment, opportunities, and tools to nurture and promote successful songwriters. The talent on display is worth checking out, and you might hear a future classic.

Saturday August 22, 2015
Start: 08/22/2015 8:00 am

David Nelson (New Riders) and Eric Thompson (Kleptograss) in a rare duet show, with songs and stories going all the way back to their early 1960’s explorations with Jerry Garcia as the Black Mountain Boys. David Nelson went on to front the New Riders of the Purple Sage (still touring!) and Eric Thompson went on to explore many kinds of acoustic music with musicians like David Grisman, Mike Seeger, Laurie Lewis, etc.

Sunday August 23, 2015
Start: 08/23/2015 7:00 pm

The KTO Project & Jose Roberto and Friends have created one large big band of Bay Area musicians from around the globe to present original music whose roots are from Africa to the Americas. Lots of singers, plenty of percussion, a huge string section and solid bass and keys will pack the stage at the Freight!

 

Tuesday August 25, 2015
Start: 08/25/2015 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday August 26, 2015
Start: 08/26/2015 8:00 pm

Chelle’s Juke Joint is a Bay Area a capella ensemble with New Orleans roots. Featuring Michelle Jacques, Rhonda Crane, Jay Lamont, Tammi Brown, and Bryan Dyer, the ensemble performs a heart-thumping mix of Creole, Zydeco, R&B, jazz, funk, blues, and gospel that will take you from Saturday night at the juke joint to Sunday morning at church, Big Easy style!

Thursday August 27, 2015
Start: 08/27/2015 8:00 pm

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie HaasJoin us for a rousing evening of fiddle magic steeped in talent and tradition: the 27th annual Freight Fiddle Summit. You’ll be in excellent company with host Alasdair Fraser & cellist Natalie Haas, Swedish fiddler Anders Hall, Adam Johansson, tambourine wizard Jens Linell, Dublin fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, singer and composer Moira Smiley, cello master Rushad Eggleston, and dancer extraordinaire Nic Gareiss.

Friday August 28, 2015
Start: 08/28/2015 8:00 pm

Saturday August 29, 2015
Start: 08/29/2015 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the program starts at 8pm.

 

Sunday August 30, 2015
Start: 08/30/2015 7:00 pm

The Earl BrothersThe Earl Brothers, based in San Francisco and led by banjo master Robert Earl Davis, have been delving into the dark side of bluegrass for more than a decade now, and their fifth and latest album, Outlaw Hillbilly, takes them further down that rough road with songs like “Troubles,” “Cold and Lonesome,” and “When the Lovin’s All Over,” and grisly lines like “I stabbed her dear brother and cut off his head, and buried him deep so I knew he was dead.” They’re not a good time

Tuesday September 01, 2015
Start: 09/01/2015 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday September 02, 2015
Start: 09/02/2015 7:30 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 7:30pm.

 

Thursday September 03, 2015
Start: 09/03/2015 8:00 pm
Friday September 04, 2015
Start: 09/04/2015 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this concert. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm. Happy Birthday Linda!

 

Saturday September 05, 2015
Start: 09/05/2015 8:00 pm

Note: BART transbay service will be suspended September 5-7 for track repairs. If you're joining us from the peninsula, please see the BART service announcement for updates and alternate travel suggestions.

 

Sunday September 06, 2015
Start: 09/06/2015 12:30 pm
Monday September 07, 2015
Start: 09/07/2015 12:30 pm
Tuesday September 08, 2015
Start: 09/08/2015 8:00 pm

“With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstring-tugging narratives, The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today,” says Paste Magazine. Spin calls them “a wondrous banjo duet” and American Songwriter praises their “earnest, earthy songcraft.” The praise is well-earned. Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee are The Lowest Pair, and together they make music of haunting power and bleak beauty.

Wednesday September 09, 2015
Start: 09/09/2015 8:00 pm

Rupa is a doctor by day, a singer by night, and an activist who believes in insistence rather than resistance. She cites the value of “the daily act of quiet insistence” to build what we wish to see in the world. Tonight, she and her all-star band celebrate the release of their fifth and latest album, OVAL, produced by the amazing Todd Sickafoose, featuring string quartet arrangements by Mark Orton of Tin Hat fame.

Thursday September 10, 2015
Start: 09/10/2015 8:00 pm

Bill Monroefeaturing David Grier, Butch Waller, Kathy Kallick, Molly Tuttle, Tom Rozum, Chad Manning, Patrick Sauber & Chuck Poling

 

Friday September 11, 2015
Start: 09/11/2015 8:00 pm

Mike FarrisFresh from winning the 2015 Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album, Mike Farris comes to Berkeley with his powerhouse band, the Roseland Rhythm Revue, to play his unique brand of original and traditional roots music, blending gospel and blues, rock and funk, in a heart-melting brew that lifts the spirits and stirs the soul. “My music has always been first and foremost for the downtrodden,” Mike says.

Saturday September 12, 2015
Start: 09/12/2015 11:00 am

Alison Faith Levy, best known as “Sippy Alison” of kindie trailblazers The Sippy Cups and the songwriter behind Sippy hits "Magic Toast," "The Jellyfish," "Move Your Pants" and "One Day Soon," is a beloved children's performer, bandleader, composer and educator.

Start: 09/12/2015 8:00 pm

Too Much Coffee Man Opera – a zany, hilarious, romantic, one-hour, one-act Gonzo Opera that pays tribute to the fantastic wonders of coffee – makes a triumphant return to the Freight!

Monday September 14, 2015
Start: 09/14/2015 8:00 pm

Tuesday September 15, 2015
Start: 09/15/2015 8:00 pm

Austin Willacy is a Berkeley treasure, whether singing a capella or with instrumental accompaniment. He’s recorded ten albums with the House Jacks, as well as four albums and two EPs as a solo artist. His music is soulful and raucous, tender and comic, and has been featured on The Sing Off, Road Rules, and three feature film soundtracks, not to mention the voice work he’s done on such video games as Guitar Hero and Karaoke Revolution.

Wednesday September 16, 2015
Start: 09/16/2015 8:00 pm

Alash is a trio of master Tuvan throat singers who play traditional Tuvan instruments. The Washington Post has described their music as "utterly stunning." Their other worldly sound has a depth and heft that’ll knock you for a loop!

 

Thursday September 17, 2015
Start: 09/17/2015 8:00 pm

13th annual old time music jamboree

 

Friday September 18, 2015
Start: 09/18/2015 8:00 pm

13th annual old time music jamboree

 

Saturday September 19, 2015
Start: 09/19/2015 8:00 pm

Graham Parker is a rock and roll original who, as a petrol pump attendant from Surrey, England, went to London in the mid-1970s, hooked up with musicians like Nick Lowe, Martin Belmont, Nicky Hopkins, Danny Federici, and Jack Nitzsche, and made some of the hottest rock and roll records ever set to vinyl, including Howlin’ Wind, Heat Treatment, Squeezing Out Sparks, and The Mona Lisa’s Sister.

Sunday September 20, 2015
Start: 09/20/2015 7:00 pm

Gaelic Storm started as a pub band in Santa Monica, California, and has gone on to perform more than 3,000 live shows, appear in the blockbuster movie Titanic, top the Billboard World Music Chart four times, and release 11 albums, including their latest, Matching Sweaters. Their music features sea shanties and drinking songs, traditional tunes and originals, instrumental workouts and vocal showcases.

 

Monday September 21, 2015
Start: 09/21/2015 8:00 pm

Carol DenneyCarol is a Berkeley institution. The city's Commission on the Status of Women honored her for civil liberties activism in 2003, and the city honored her again in 2004 for homeless advocacy. She founded “Fiddlers for Peace” and serves as curator of the "Deep Poetry Project" and editor of the Pepper Spray Times. Jack Hirschman, former poet laureate of San Francisco, nominated her to the Revolutionary Poets' Brigade in 2010. Her songwriting is stellar. Her singing is strong.

Tuesday September 22, 2015
Start: 09/22/2015 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday September 23, 2015
Start: 09/23/2015 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this concert. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

 

Thursday September 24, 2015
Start: 09/24/2015 8:00 pm

Loudon Wainwright IIILoudon Wainwright III “wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation,” says the New York Times. What is his contradiction? The one between thinking and feeling, between living and dying, between red wine and white?

Friday September 25, 2015
Start: 09/25/2015 8:00 pm

free admission

 

If you’ve always wanted to sing at the Freight, tonight is your chance! And if you’ve never thought about singing at the Freight before, consider the opportunity now. There’s nothing like joining your voice with others to make a joyful sound – and tonight you can sing along with Shay Black, Hiram Bell, Tamsen Fynn, and Allegra Yellin.

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Allegra will lead a kids & family song circle in the lobby, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday September 26, 2015
Start: 09/26/2015 1:00 pm

Local guitarist, teacher, writer, and performer Pete Madsen takes the audience on a trip to “the land where blues began,” presenting the music of Delta musicians like Robert Johnson and Charlie Patton, as well as Piedmont-style players like Blind Blake. Pete uses old photographs and recordings as well as his own expert playing to demonstrate the intricate fingerpicking style and bottleneck slide technique of these early pioneers who have influenced generations of musicians.

Start: 09/26/2015 8:00 pm

“The Buddha would dig it!” said the Marin Independent Journal, when Eve Decker released her first solo album, Commentary on Perfections of the Heart, a few years back. Her second album, Simple Truth, earned similar praise. “Eve Decker has a great big heart, writes a wise and witty lyric, and has a voice that carries with it our deepest longings and fulfillment,” said renowned Buddhist and news hound Wes “Scoop” Nitzker.

Sunday September 27, 2015
Start: 09/27/2015 2:00 pm

Willy ClaflinAward-winning storyteller and songwriter Willy Claflin presents a mini-festival of song and story: from ancient ballads to ghost town blues, from tales of the Kraken to intergalactic poetry slams, with many unexpected stops along the way. His performances, says the Boston Phoenix, “reflect an astute ear for the incongruous and a blithe love of the absurd.

Start: 09/27/2015 7:00 pm

David WilcoxDavid Wilcox has a way with words, a way with guitars, a way with singing that cuts through the junk and the gunk and gets straight to the essence. His original songs are beautiful, tender, witty, and deeply engaged with the complexities of living in a messy, imperfect world. For David, says the magazine Performing Songwriter, “music is a personal compass for finding his way home.

Monday September 28, 2015
Start: 09/28/2015 8:00 pm

Joel Rafael, who grew up in Southern California and began his musical career 50 years ago as a drummer in a junior high jazz combo, has a terrific new album, Baladista, that Boomerocity.com calls "the must have Americana album of 2015" and No Depression describes as “overflowing with gentle, melodic grace." “His songs are filled with passion and compassion," says Jackson Browne.

Tuesday September 29, 2015
Start: 09/29/2015 8:00 pm

Dàimh hails from the Scottish Highlands, known in Gaelic as A' Ghàidhealtachd, the Land of the Gaels, and their music is rich in Gaelic tradition. The band features Angus MacKenzie on pipes and whistle, Gabe McVarish on fiddle, Griogair Labhruidh on vocals, pipes, and other instruments, Murdo Cameron on mandola, mandolin, and accordion, and Ross Martin on guitar.

Wednesday September 30, 2015
Start: 09/30/2015 7:00 pm

Note: Laura Cortese will play the first set and Hanneke Cassel Trio will finish the evening.

 

Thursday October 01, 2015
Start: 10/01/2015 8:00 pm

Carlos NúñezBagpipe fans, take note. International music sensation Carlos Núñez is coming to the Freight. Billboard Magazine has called him “the Jimi Hendrix of the bagpipe.” The Guardian compared him to Coltrane. BBC Radio described him as “one of the world’s most exciting musicians.” Technically, he plays the gaita, the signature instrument of his homeland, Galicia, in northern Spain.

Friday October 02, 2015
Start: 10/02/2015 8:00 pm

Love the sound of slack key guitar? Can't get enough of the ukulele? Enjoy Hawaiian bands and hula dancers? No matter what your pleasure, you'll find it at the 4th Annual Berkeley Hawaiian Music Festival, hosted by Patrick Landeza.

 

Saturday October 03, 2015
Start: 10/03/2015 8:00 pm

Love the sound of slack key guitar? Can't get enough of the ukulele? Enjoy Hawaiian bands and hula dancers? No matter what your pleasure, you'll find it at the 4th Annual Berkeley Hawaiian Music Festival, hosted by Patrick Landeza!

 

Sunday October 04, 2015
Start: 10/04/2015 7:00 pm

GYANI Indo Jazz Ensemble combines Indian raga, jazz, Arabic melodies, and global rhythms to make a unique brand of music blending classic Hindustani forms and cutting-edge improvisation. With Binay Pathak on vocals and harmonium, Jesse Shehaan on saxophone, Osam Ezzeldin on keyboards, and Vishal Nagar on tabla, the California-based ensemble brings together world class musicians who share a passion for exploring and expanding the possibilities of merging Indian music with other genres.

Monday October 05, 2015
Start: 10/05/2015 8:00 pm

“You’ll be astounded,” says Maverick Magazine, describing what it’s like to hear Mare Wakefield & Nomad, a rootsy, country-tinged folk duo based in Nashville, who were recently chosen as finalists at Kerrville’s New Folk Songwriting Competition and as emerging artists at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Mare was born with a wandering spirit. She moved eight times before she turned ten. “It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to fit in fast,” she says.

Tuesday October 06, 2015
Start: 10/06/2015 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday October 07, 2015
Start: 10/07/2015 7:30 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 7:30pm.

 

Thursday October 08, 2015
Start: 10/08/2015 8:00 pm

Molly Holm

Friday October 09, 2015
Start: 10/09/2015 8:00 pm

The Chapin Sisters, Lily & Abigail Chapin, are best known for their pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. The singer/songwriters have been compared to sister-acts of old and Appalachian family groups, yet their original songs and arrangements have a contemporary feel.

Saturday October 10, 2015
Start: 10/10/2015 11:00 am

Asheba is a musical storyteller who specializes in calypso, the musical and folkloric oral tradition of his homeland, Trinidad. Stories of hope and happiness are the focus of his songs, which range from original lullabies to up-tempo tunes to remakes of classics such as “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “You Are My Sunshine.” Any Asheba show also features children and parents alike joyfully singing, clapping, and dancing along!

Start: 10/10/2015 8:00 pm

free workshop at 2:30 p.m. as part of the Freight’s Open House

 

Transient Typewriter Project in the lobby from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Sunday October 11, 2015
Start: 10/11/2015 1:00 pm

30th anniversary celebration

 

Start: 10/11/2015 7:00 pm

Monday October 12, 2015
Start: 10/12/2015 8:00 pm

What could be better than an evening of string quintets with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra All-Stars? Masterpieces by the classical masters Mozart and Mendelssohn are featured in the program of great chamber music for the viola quintet, which is a string quartet improved by the addition of a second viola!

 

With Antoine van Dongen & Natasha Makhijani, violins; Jory Fankuchen & Ben Simon, violas; Eric Gaenslen, cello.

 

Tuesday October 13, 2015
Start: 10/13/2015 8:00 pm

Myra MelfordMyra Melford, says the Wall Street Journal, “is one of the most interesting and underrated pianists in jazz today. Her work is both ambitious and accessible, full of bright, intense rhythms and complex harmonies.” Tonight, she brings her brilliant band, Snowy Egret, to the Freight to celebrate the release of their new album, also called Snowy Egret, inspired by Memory of Fire, the three-volume history of the Americas by the late Uruguayan master, Eduardo Galeano.

Wednesday October 14, 2015
Start: 10/14/2015 7:30 pm

Tonight’s show features outstanding performers from California, Oregon, and Washington attending this year’s FAR-West Conference. FAR-West, the acronym for Folk Alliance Region West, is the western region of Folk Alliance International, whose mission is to nurture, engage, and empower the international folk music community through education, advocacy, and performance. The conference is a kind of business meeting for folk musicians, and tonight is their chance to put business aside and get down to music.

Thursday October 15, 2015
Start: 10/15/2015 8:00 pm

Shelley Doty

Friday October 16, 2015
Start: 10/16/2015 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this concert. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

 

Saturday October 17, 2015
Start: 10/17/2015 8:00 pm

Los Cenzontles is a local and national treasure. The band, says the New York Times, “both honors and upends traditional Mexican music, tapping deep roots as it flowers into something completely new, and distinctly American.” The East Bay Express puts it this way: “The Bay Area's brilliant-hued musical aviary boasts dozens of rare and exceptional hybrid ensembles, but none have risen from humble origins to scintillating creative heights like Los Cenzontles.

Sunday October 18, 2015
Start: 10/18/2015 3:00 pm

This event brings together for the first time the Bay Area’s four internationally known gamelan orchestras, as well as two groups that fuse Indonesian and American culture through music and dance. The concert features traditional gamelan music and dance representing Bali, Java and West Java, as well as new work by today’s generation of artists from both sides of the world.

Start: 10/18/2015 7:00 pm

 

Start: 10/18/2015 7:00 pm

This concert is presented by the Freight & Salvage at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, please see map and directions below. Door tickets will be available for purchase with a credit card only.

Sometimes there’s just too much great music to fit under one roof and we couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring Tracy Grammer back to the Bay Area. Since the much-anticipated Gamelan Summit was already in place at the Freight, we’ve partnered with First Unitarian Church of Oakland to make this concert possible.

 

Monday October 19, 2015
Start: 10/19/2015 8:00 pm

Wendy DeWitt is a master of boogie woogie and blues piano, with flying fingers, a keen sense of swing, and a singing voice that hits the emotional highs and lows with ease. Her influences range from Otis Spann and Professor Longhair to Johnnie Johnson and Albert Ammons. When she toured with the legendary Hank Ballard, he called her his “favorite piano player,” praising her full sound and two-fisted style.

Tuesday October 20, 2015
Start: 10/20/2015 8:00 pm

Robbie Fulks Robbie Fulks has the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian. Still, for Robbie, it's about the songs.

Wednesday October 21, 2015
Start: 10/21/2015 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this concert. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 8pm.

 

Thursday October 22, 2015
Start: 10/22/2015 8:00 pm

David Lindley is not only an unparalleled guitarist whose work with Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Rod Stewart, and Warren Zevon has graced some of the finest albums of the last half century, he’s also the master of an amazing array of stringed-instruments from around the world, including Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, Irish bouzouki, and Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar.

Friday October 23, 2015
Start: 10/23/2015 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.

A gathering of greats performs tonight at the Freight in a benefit for the Breast Cancer Fund. An all-star lineup of illustrious women will sing and play in various combinations. Come on down and hear these Freight favorites – and world favorites! – make beautiful music for a worthy cause.

Saturday October 24, 2015
Start: 10/24/2015 8:00 pm

The Berkeley Blues Coalition makes their return to the Freight! Featuring Celeste Kopel on lead vocals, Nathan Phillips on lead guitar, Barry Weinstein on rhythm guitar, JV Fowler on drums, and the RaveUps’ Kit Newkirk on bass, the band pays tribute to bluesy classic rock – think Cream, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix – and contemporary blues artists.