Phil Marsh
Friday, July 19, 2013, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

folk and fun from Freight’s first performer

$18.50 advance / $20.50 at door

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July 19 8:00 pm

Phil MarshWas it really 45 years ago that the Freight first opened its doors? And was that really Phil Marsh onstage, making inspiring music? That’s right! The times, they are a-changin’, but Phil is still making inspiring music, and he’s coming back to celebrate our 45th birthday – with a little help from his friends.
 
Since his fateful Freight debut, Phil has played with the Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band, served as musical director of the Pickle Family Circus, written songs for the San Francisco Mime Troupe—and he’s still going strong, playing his own quirky blend of traditional folk, country, and blues, along with his clever, offbeat originals.

We never know exactly what to expect from Phil—and neither does Phil!—but we do know that the show will feature a flurry of guest performers, including the triumphant reunion of Energy Crisis, with Tom Ralston of Sea Train fame and Bruce Barthol, the founding bass player in Country Joe and the Fish. Also sitting in will be Charlie Hickox – Phil calls him “the funkiest piano player on the planet” – who has recently been touring with the California Honey Drops, and Phil Greenberg – Phil calls him “the other Phil” – who contributed guitar and vocals to the Incredible Hassle, Formerly Fat Harry, and Phil and Phil.

Several mystery guests will also join the fun, but their identity, Phil swears, must for now remain secret. And the man knows a thing or two about secrets, having played an instrumental role in the hoax of the Masked Marauders, a mythical super band that supposedly included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan, according to the “review” that appeared in Rolling Stone in 1969, when Phil was a writer for the magazine. Subsequently, Phil played on a real album by the not-so-real band that made the Billboard Top 134. NBC News recently featured the hoax on Rock Center with Brian Williams, and Phil made an appearance with his bare feet and guitar.

If you want to see Phil with shoes on, come to our big birthday bash!

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