Fundraiser for Rosalie Sorrels
Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)Barbara Higbie, Nina Gerber & Chris Webster, Terry & David Garthwaite, Rosalie Sorrels & special guests $34.50 advance / $36.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
October 26 8:00 pm

Rosalie Sorrels Rosalie Sorrels played the Newport Folk Festival in 1966 and has been a force in folk music ever since. She credits Malvina Reynolds with turning her natural rebellious streak away from destruction and toward creation – and she’s created more than 20 albums, playing with artists like U. Utah Phillips, Dave Von Ronk, and Pete Seeger, and entertaining countless audiences at the Freight. Tonight several of her friends are contributing their time and talent in a fundraiser to help defray the cost of extensive repairs to her home, a cabin that her father built on Grimes Creek in the mountains north of Boise, Idaho. Rosalie has completely retired from her long career as a singer, songwriter, and storyteller, but she’s coming back to the Freight for a grand finale with Mitch Greenhill and Mayne Smith, who have recorded and performed with her frequently over the last 40 years, and Markie Sanders on bass.

Barbara Higbie

Perennial Freight favorite Barbara Higbie will host the show. A master of both piano and fiddle, Barbara combines technical brilliance with the pure joy of playing. Her unique compositions weave together elements of jazz, folk, and classical with the music of Brazil and Ghana. Oh, and she sings like a dream as well.

Sister and brother Terry & David Garthwaite joined forces in the groundbreaking Berkeley rock band Joy of Cooking, with David playing bass and Terry sharing singing duties with Toni Brown and playing guitar. Terry has also produced recordings for a host of talented performers, including Rhiannon, Ferron, and tonight’s honored guest, Rosalie.

Terry Garthwaite
Nina Gerber

Guitarist extraordinaire Nina Gerber & soulful songstress Chris Webster perform in duo.  Nina is the ideal accompanist, an attentive listener who always seems to know exactly what a song needs.  Chris is well known to Freight audiences for her work with Mumbo Gumbo, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, and guitarist Scott Nygaard.

And don’t be surprised if a few more special guests show up to pay tribute to a beloved figure in the world of folk.

Chris Webster

Visit Rosalie Sorrels's website

Visit Barbara Higbie's website

Visit Terry Garthwaite's website

Visit Nina Gerber's website

Visit Chris Webster's website

Listen to a track from Rosalie Sorrels:

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Rosalie Sorrels photo by William Campbell

Nina Gerber photo by Philip Barlow

Chris Webster photo by Neil Michel

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