Linda Tillery

w/ Tammy Hall-Hawkins, Ruth Davies, Ray Obiedo, Leon Joyce Jr., and Brett Bratnatt

Friday, September 4, 2015, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00 pm)

breathtaking birthday bash!

$25 adv / $30 door

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September 04 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!


Linda TilleryFreight favorite Linda Tillery is having a birthday, and she wants to celebrate the music that shaped her as an artist – she’ll be singing songs from the 1960s and 70s by Gil Scott-Heron, Richie Havens, Donny Hathaway, Nina Simone, the Staples Singers, Marvin Gaye, and more, as well as a healthy helping of American country blues. Her all-star band will include Tammy Hall-Hawkins on piano, Ruth Davies on acoustic bass, Ray Obiedo on guitar, Leon Joyce Jr. on drums, Javier Navarette on percussion, and special guest guitarist/pianist, Brett Bratnatt.


Linda’s shimmering voice has powered many of the Bay Area’s most popular bands over the past four decades. A central figure in the women’s music movement in the 1970s and 80s, she was also a founding member of Bobby McFerrin’s vocal ensemble Voicestra, and currently leads the Cultural Heritage Choir, performing African American roots music. “If I was the heart of Voicestra,” says Bobby McFerrin, “Linda was the soul.” For an evening of soul and spirit and musical magic, come celebrate Linda’s birthday at the Freight!


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