Tuesday May 24, 2016
Start: 05/24/2016 7:30 am

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 May 25, 2016
Start: 05/25/2016 8:00 pm

Krüger Brothers“The Kruger Brothers are just about as fine a band as I have ever played with,” said the late Doc Watson. The Bluegrass Journal says, “The Krugers are nothing short of magnificent.” Brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger left their home in Switzerland to pursue life as street musicians and met their “other brother,” Joel Landsberg, in New York City. Jens won the 2013 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music.

Thursday May 26, 2016
Start: 05/26/2016 8:00 pm

Lance Canales & The Flood are headed to Berkeley with a hot new album, The Blessing and the Curse, and a history of playing roots music that goes deep. “Their music is a rough-hewn amalgam of Americana, blues, folk, and rock, bashed out on old instruments,” says Ozy.com.

Wednesday June 01, 2016
Start: 06/01/2016 7:30 pm

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

 

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinThe Moth StorySLAM, according to the London Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

Thursday June 02, 2016
Start: 06/02/2016 8:00 pm
Friday June 03, 2016
Start: 06/03/2016 8:00 pm

Fifty years of nonstop touring, performing and recording have reaped huge rewards. Charlie Musselwhite is living proof that great music only gets better with age. This man cut his (musical) teeth alongside Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and everyone on the south side of Chicago in the early 1960’s – thank your lucky stars he is still with us telling the truth with a voice and harp tone like no other.

 

Saturday June 04, 2016
Start: 06/04/2016 8:00 pm

Carrie Rodriguez“Fits together like honey and smoke in a warm but vibrant Texas breeze.”—AllMusic

 

“…an album that combines seemingly disparate influences into one gloriously cohesive Spanglish statement...The seemingly improbable cultural mashups are a perfect expression of reality for many folks in Texas and beyond.” —NPR Music

 

Sunday June 05, 2016
Start: 06/05/2016 8:00 pm

The Jazzschool Studio Band, a 19 piece big band made up of the top high school players in the Bay Area and directed by esteemed arranger/composer/trombonist educator Dave Eshelman, features NYC saxophonist and bandleader Donny McCaslin playing Donny's original music for big band.

 

Monday June 06, 2016
Start: 06/06/2016 8:00 pm
Tuesday June 07, 2016
Start: 06/07/2016 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 June 08, 2016
Start: 06/08/2016 8:00 pm
Thursday June 09, 2016
Start: 06/09/2016 8:00 pm

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

Friday June 10, 2016
Start: 06/10/2016 8:00 pm

The Quarry Persons have been leading standing-room only Sing the Beatles events at the San Francisco Free Folk Festival for 5 years. In the past 2 years they've brought their exciting Sing the Beatles sing along events to the Kensington Circus Pub in Kensington. This tribute band recreates your favorite Beatles tunes with Joe Cadora and Carol Curtis on guitars, Jonathan Gill on bass and Bill Coffin on drums. For this special event they are teaming up with Peter Elman, longtime Bay Area performer, composer, producer and educator.

Saturday June 11, 2016
Start: 06/11/2016 8:00 pm

Seattle singer/comedian Lisa Koch is hosting an evening of Pride comedy, featuring hilarious Texas comedian Vickie Shaw, demented pianist Roxanna Ward, and special guest Barbara Higbie. Snort-inducing comedy, fabulous music and a rumored appearance by the reclusive Barstow Gay Men’s Chorus.

 

Sunday June 12, 2016
Start: 06/12/2016 7:00 pm

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

 

Sarah Jarosz earned her credibility in the world where contemporary folk, Americana and roots music intersect. Her reputation is built on three fronts—she is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, an expressive and distinctive vocalist, an accomplished songwriter, and a sought-after collaborator.

 

Monday June 13, 2016
Start: 06/13/2016 8:00 pm

Joshua Redman, Charlie Hunter, Benny Green, Peter Apfelbaum—these are just a few of the extraordinary jazz musicians who have emerged from the Berkeley public school system. Tonight is your chance to catch some future stars at the dawning of their musical careers—middle school musicians from King, Longfellow, and Willard middle schools playing jazz on the Freight stage!


Tuesday June 14, 2016
Start: 06/14/2016 8:00 pm

SVER play grand Norwegian folk music with relentless energy and seductive spark taking you on a fantastic musical journey guaranteed to excite you. Ranging from the very dreamy to a swinging, pounding and sweaty madness—you are invited to the party, greeted by a welcoming primal force that pulls you into the dance.

 

The trio tonight features Olav Luksengård Mjelva on hardangerfiddle & fiddle, Adam Johansson on guitar, and Jens Linell on tambourine.

 

Wednesday June 15, 2016
Start: 06/15/2016 8:00 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.

Thursday June 16, 2016
Start: 06/16/2016 8:00 pm

A No Depression blogger referred to members of the band as "..the Gibson Brothers who don’t share the Gibson name." But there’s no doubt they’re a band of musical brothers as Steve Leftridge of PopMatters described them this way:  "Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene. ...the reason these guys can’t lose is that, quite simply, they sound so great.

Friday June 17, 2016
Start: 06/17/2016 8:00 pm

Keith Greeninger is a seasoned troubadour, a multi-award-winning songwriter, and an unforgettable performer. His most recent album, Soul Connection, features members of the Bonnie Raitt Band and Little Feat. Solo and in collaboration with his trio, City Folk and Dayan Kai, Keith has performed at The Kate Wolf Festival, The High Sierra Music Festival, The Sisters Folk Festival, and The Oregon Country Fair.

Saturday June 18, 2016
Start: 06/18/2016 11:00 am

José-Luis Orozco dedicates himself to what he truly enjoys—singing for children. He is a children’s author, performer, and songwriter known for his song “De Colores”. José-Luis has recorded 15 volumes of Lírica Infantil, Latin American Children’s Music, and written three award-winning books each accompanied by a CD that presents a bilingual collection of songs, rhymes, tongue twisters, lullabies, games and holiday celebrations gathered from Spanish-speaking countries.

Start: 06/18/2016 8:00 pm

Robin Flower & Libby McLarenFreight favorites Robin Flower and Libby McLaren return for an exhilarating evening of innovative instrumentals, tight vocal harmonies, wild creative energy, and loads of fun. With Robin on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, Libby on piano and accordion, and both of them sharing vocals, this polished and passionate duo creates their own marvelous blend of roots music—they call it Celtic Americana—grounded in tradition but with a sound that’s always fresh and contemporary.

Sunday June 19, 2016
Start: 06/19/2016 1:00 pm

A Cavalcade O' Stars Benefit Concert for Little Village Foundation, presenting music rooted in fascinating cultural stories yet to be discovered.

 

Monday June 20, 2016
Start: 06/20/2016 7:30 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their monthly Songwriter Competition, where members take the stage and perform their material live on the Freight stage. Performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the house lights go down and the show goes on!

Tuesday June 21, 2016
Start: 06/21/2016 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: 

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. 

Wednesday June 22, 2016
Start: 06/22/2016 8:00 pm

Americana stand-outs Mike + Ruthy have assembled a new band and, as was the case with their last one, The Mammals, fans and critics alike are showing a lot of love.

Thursday June 23, 2016
Start: 06/23/2016 8:00 pm

Country Joe McDonaldWay back in the early 1960s, after serving a hitch in the U.S. Navy and singing folk songs on Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley’s own Country Joe McDonald became an anti-war activist, a rock music icon, and a staunch advocate for veterans and the environment.

Friday June 24, 2016
Start: 06/24/2016 8:00 pm

Doyle Bramhall II is one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary roots music. Raised in a home full of Texas blues and rock’n’roll—his father was Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborator Doyle Bramhall—he was recruited to play with Jimmie’s band the Fabulous Thunderbirds when he was 18. Two years later, he co-founded the Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section; Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon.

Saturday June 25, 2016
Start: 06/25/2016 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!

Sunday June 26, 2016
Start: 06/26/2016 7:00 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 music pioneered by greats like Arsenio Rodriguez and later revived by the film The Buena Vista Social Club. A celebrated musician and charismatic showman, Tito sings and plays the small Cuban guitar with three sets of doubled strings known as the tres, driving the music and the complex rhythms with delicacy and swagger.

Tuesday June 28, 2016
Start: 06/28/2016 8:00 pm

Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows—these are the vehicles for The Bills’ unique sonic approach. With individual band members sporting world-class credentials in folk/roots, jazz, classical and world music, The Bills truly are a Canadian acoustic music super-group, and their combined creative studio talent and explosive live shows have made them legendary folk/roots entertainers. The Boston Globe says, “Their sound is panoramic, mischievious, fiercely unpretentious—and musically splendid.”

Wednesday June 29, 2016
Start: 06/29/2016 8:00 pm

Ramana Vieira, who completed a successful series of show in Portland and Eugene, Oregon, and was recently at the International Portuguese Music Awards walking the red carpet in New Bedford, Ma. due to her third nomination, is returning to her home turf….and she’s bringing along some friends. For her show on June 29th, Vieira will be joined by the duo Fatima Santos and Jose Luis Iglesias.

 

Thursday June 30, 2016
Start: 06/30/2016 8:00 pm

The Savoy family of Eunice, Louisiana, is known around the world as the “First Family” of Cajun music. As the Savoy Family Cajun Band, parents Marc and Ann and sons Joel and Wilson have performed together for over 15 years. While individually each of the six family members has taken their own unique path in life and music, collectively, the Savoy family represents the past, present and future of the Cajun culture. Father Marc Savoy likes to make a point that he does not perform.

Tuesday July 05, 2016
Start: 07/05/2016 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:

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.

Wednesday July 06, 2016
Start: 07/06/2016 8:00 pm

Slaid CleavesSlaid Cleaves writes great lines. He writes great songs too, but it’s those unforgettable lines that make people wax poetic about Slaid Cleves. “I never knew what time it was till closing time came round,” he sings on one of his classics. “My drinking days are over but I’m still trouble bound.” Stephen King heard that song on the radio, and he liked it so much that he volunteered to write the liner notes for Slaid’s next album, 2009’s Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away.

Saturday July 09, 2016
Start: 07/09/2016 8:00 pm

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

 

Monday July 11, 2016
Start: 07/11/2016 8:00 pm

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

 

Tuesday July 12, 2016
Start: 07/12/2016 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.

 

Wednesday July 13, 2016
Start: 07/13/2016 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 SevinThe Moth StorySLAM, according to the London Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

Thursday July 14, 2016
Start: 07/14/2016 8:00 pm

Tom RhodesBy the time Tom Rhodes was 16, he was a full-time musician playing up and down the East Coast. After stints in Brooklyn and North Carolina where he dove into country and folk music before landing in Oakland. Tonight he releases his newest album, Who You Were, another collection of originals featuring his soulful raspy voice and infectious lyrics.

Friday July 15, 2016
Start: 07/15/2016 8:00 pm

Amy Helm has been making music for most of her life and won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, first as a member of the celebrated alt­country collective Ollabelle and subsequently as the co-organizer of the now­-legendary Midnight Ramble concerts with her father, the late Levon Helm.

 

Saturday July 16, 2016
Start: 07/16/2016 8:00 pm

Hosted by Tristan & Tashina Clarridge

 

Sunday July 17, 2016
Start: 07/17/2016 7:00 pm

Alive!

 

Monday July 18, 2016
Start: 07/18/2016 7:30 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their monthly Songwriter Competition, where members take the stage and perform their material live on the Freight stage. Performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the house lights go down and the show goes on!

Tuesday July 19, 2016
Start: 07/19/2016 8:00 pm

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams have rocked many a venue, as both center stage performers and invaluable assets to world class acts. They’ve worked with everyone from Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Hot Tuna to Emmylou Harris, Mavis Staples, and Levon Helm. It was as anchors of Levon’s Midnight Ramble Band that they honed their sound as a duo.

 

Wednesday July 20, 2016
Start: 07/20/2016 8:00 pm

Nano Stern’s path as an artist follows richly crafted song lines laid by his family and his Chilean musical ancestry, and unites those with a sound utterly fresh and relevant. The grandson of Jewish refugees fleeing persecution, Nano’s childhood was painted vivid by not only his own family’s activism and musicianship but by the powerful legacy of the Nueva Canción movement lead by Chilean musical activists during Pinochet’s dictatorship a generation before.

 

Thursday July 21, 2016
Start: 07/21/2016 8:00 pm

 

“I’ve had unbelievable, beautiful freedom with the music for the last several years…” reflects Tony Joe White as a grainy dusk settles. Just entering his seventh decade, White spends his days off the road coaxing inspiration from his surroundings. Not one to write songs on command, they seem to find him—usually when he’s out on his property, a quiet couple of riverside acres some forty miles or so outside of Nashville. “All I can hear from where I sit,” he notes, “are coyotes, birds, or wolves.” 

 

Friday July 22, 2016
Start: 07/22/2016 8:00 pm

Marcia BallMarcia Ball plays groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking blues. Born in East Texas and raised in Lousisiana, she’s received five Grammy nominations and 10 Blues Music Awards.

Saturday July 23, 2016
Start: 07/23/2016 7:00 pm

Tom Size has been a pivotal member of the Bay Area music community for the last 30 years. A kind, unassuming and truly brilliant person, he has worked in every major studio and with countless musicians; from Steve Miller and Huey Lewis to Cris Williamson and Laurie Lewis. Tom has given his heart and soul to the music and the musicians. His ears and technical ability are unrivaled. Even more important than being a master of his craft, he is a great human being who loves his friends and clients with all his heart. He is our dear friend and champion, and now we want to champion him.

Tuesday July 26, 2016
Start: 07/26/2016 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 28, 2016
Start: 07/28/2016 8:00 pm

Paul ThornHailed as the “Mark Twain of Americana,” Paul Thorn brings his gritty, gospel-infused Southern rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher and went on to box in more than 50 professional bouts, including one with Roberto Duran—but that’s another story. Paul’s music mixes the hard-driving boogie of the Allman Brothers with the soulful wit of John Hiatt.

Friday July 29, 2016
Saturday July 30, 2016
Start: 07/30/2016 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 19th fiddlekids anniversary!

Sunday July 31, 2016
Start: 07/31/2016 7:00 pm

Taking their name from Lead Belly’s classic blues for freedom and redemption, Silver City Bound’s mission is to promote cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration through American roots music. With soulful harmonies and award-winning songs, the band has rock and rolled from sold-out shows at Lincoln Center to concert halls, iconic dive bars and major festivals in twenty-six states and eight countries. And they’re just getting started.

 

Wednesday August 03, 2016
Start: 08/03/2016 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 SevinThe Moth StorySLAM, according to theLondon Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

Thursday August 04, 2016
Start: 08/04/2016 8:00 pm

Brother Yusef has been described as a master solo guitarist, as well as a uniquely passionate vocalist. He has honed down his guitar skills and god-given vocals for over thirty years and has created a sound that had to be christened with a new name, Fattback Blues. Fattback Blues combines "traditional" finger picking and slide guitar playing with the contemporary feel of urban blues to create a full band sound with one guitar.

Friday August 05, 2016
Start: 08/05/2016 6:00 pm

The Girls' Jazz & Blues Camp is a supportive musical environment where girls have fun and develop self-confidence while honing improvisational, technical and ensemble skills. Join these young musicians as they present their end-of-camp performance! Performance is free and open to the public. Voluntary donations will go to the Girls' Jazz and Blues Camp scholarship fund.

Visit the CJC website for more information

Tuesday August 09, 2016
Start: 08/09/2016 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: 

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. 

Wednesday August 10, 2016
Start: 08/10/2016 8:00 pm

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

 

Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their songwriting and harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release music, with five records over seven years.

 

Thursday August 11, 2016
Start: 08/11/2016 8:00 pm

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Peter Bradley Adams was one half of the duo, Eastmountainsouth and has since released five solo records. His latest, The Mighty Storm, was named by iTunes as one of the top ten best singer/songwriter albums of 2014.

Friday August 12, 2016
Start: 08/12/2016 8:00 pm

Darrell Scott can claim an unlikely success story. An accomplished sideman and session musician—his list of collaborators includes Robert Plant, Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and the late Guy Clark—Darrell is also a Grammy winning songwriter whose work has been recorded by Dixie Chicks, Kathy Mattea, Tim McGraw, and Trace Adkins.

Saturday August 13, 2016
Start: 08/13/2016 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.

 

Sunday August 14, 2016
Start: 08/14/2016 1:00 pm

Thirty-one years ago, singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff saw Al "Year of the Cat" Stewart live for the first time at Royal Albert Hall in London; ten years ago, he came back to that same venue and performed with Stewart. This year, he has reassembled the core band from the Year of the Cat album — including occasional Pink Floyd collaborator Tim Renwick and smooth jazz superstar Peter White — and enlisted their musical prowess in support of his latest release, Spinoza’s Dream.

 

Start: 08/14/2016 7:00 pm

Wrapping up our 31st annual convention with educational and thoroughly inspirational music by VFP’s many and much talented veteran musicians. Outraged and healing political hip-hop and folk by Veterans For Peace musicians from around the country and local musicians. 


Tickets are available at Pegasus Books or online here

 

Visit the Veterans For Peace website for more information

Wednesday August 17, 2016
Start: 08/17/2016 8:00 pm
Thursday August 18, 2016
Start: 08/18/2016 8:00 pm

Since forming in 1975, Grammy winners BeauSoleil have claimed their undisputed role as the most esteemed Cajun group in music. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet take the rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana and artfully blend elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country, blues and more into a satisfying musical recipe. From The Grand Ole Opry to Newport Folk, from concert hall to dance floor, the music of BeauSoleil continues to captivate audiences the world over.

 

Friday August 19, 2016
Start: 08/19/2016 8:00 pm

Red Meat began in a Mission District garage in 1993. But they trace their musical roots much farther back – to the hard honky tonk songs of their youths in Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Ohio, as well as the rock music of the 60s and 70s that they grew up with. Throw in the Ozark gospel harmonies from Scott Young's childhood, and you have the basic backbone of the Red Meat sound. It was this sound that they unleashed on an unsuspecting San Francisco still reeling from the demise of a strong 80s punk rock scene.

Saturday August 20, 2016
Start: 08/20/2016 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.

 

Tony Lindsay has 11 Grammy awards on his mantel after spending two decades as lead singer of Santana, and has recorded with Patti Austin, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and Steve Winwood.

 

 

Sunday August 21, 2016
Start: 08/21/2016 7:00 pm

Laurie Lewis has won the International Bluegrass Music Association award for Female Vocalist of the Year multiple times, garnered a Grammy for True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe, and recorded more than 20 albums – with the Good Ol’ Persons, Grant Street, Kathy Kallick, and Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, as well as several solo projects.

Tuesday August 23, 2016
Start: 08/23/2016 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: 

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. 

Wednesday August 24, 2016
Start: 08/24/2016 8:00 pm

Harmonica players, harmonica fans, harmonica graybeards and newbies, come to the Freight for the second annual Bay Area Harmonica Convergence, featuring Rick Baskin, RoHarpo, David Scott Matthews, and an all-star jam!

 

Rick has performed with Maria Muldaur, Harvey Mandel, Jules Broussard, Lisa Kindred, and opened for the legendary John Lee Hooker. Rick’s CD, Baskin in the Blues features Craig Horton of the Muddy Waters Band.