San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time FestivalWednesday, February 15, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)artful borrowers of eclectic musical traditions $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
February 15 8:00 pm

KleptograssSan Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time FestivalOur run of shows with this year’s San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival ends on a memorable note with the Freight's favorite musical pickpockets, Kleptograss.

Pioneer Bay Area flatpicker Eric Thompson is the ringleader of this band of musical gypsies, known for painting a passionate pastiche of tune and timbre viewed through bluegrass-tinted glasses. Borrowing freely from any musical style that grabs his ear, Eric plunders the mountain music mosaics of Appalachia and Puerto Rico, loots the lyrical treasures of Ireland and Greece, and purloins funky jug-band blues gems. The all-star lineup features the scintillating Tom Rozum on guitar, mandolin, and mandola, bashful wit Paul Shelasky on fiddle, string wizard Jody Stecher on mandolin and banjo, and powerhouse Paul Knight on bass. Kleptograss recently released an eponymous CD.

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