Hard Times in the Country
Thursday, July 1, 2010, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)Gerry Tenney & the Hard Times Orchestra $18.50 advance / $19.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
July 01 8:00 pm

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist, and longtime stalwart of the Bay Area music scene, Gerry Tenney brings us an evening of musical commentary on economic downturns and labor struggles. Taking songs from two seminal albums from the 1950s, Pete Seeger's American Industrial Ballads and the New Lost City Ramblers' Songs From the Depression, Gerry and his Hard Times Orchestra stitch them together with other, related songs in a concert combining contemporary and historic music. Interspersed with the old time songs are a wide spectrum of blues, klezmer, bluegrass, rock and roll, and many of Gerry's own songs, as well as tunes by other contemporary writers. A guest narrator will also be part of the evening's entertainment.

Known for his work with one of the west coasts's leading klezmer bands, California Klezmer, Gerry also leads the bluegrass/americana band The Lost Tribe. Tonight, he's joined by The Hard Times Orchestra—also known as Rick Elmore on trombone and percussion, accordionist and vocalist Jeanette Lewicki, string wizard Eric Thompson, bassist David Laub, Sue Draheim on fiddle, Leslie Tenney on vocals, and Noah Tenney on vocals and keyboards...plus the La Pena Chorus and much much more!




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