Suzy Thompson’s Musical Journey

w/ Jim Kweskin, Kate Brislin & Jody Stecher, Laurie Lewis, Evie Ladin & Allegra Yellin, Blue Flame Stringband, Thompson String Ticklers, and more

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00 pm)

$21 advance / $23 door

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January 08 8:00 pm

Suzy ThompsonSuzy Thompson arrived in Berkeley exactly forty years ago, on January 8th, 1973. Within a week she found out about the original Freight & Salvage, at that time located in a storefront on San Pablo Avenue. The first show she saw was Jim Kweskin, playing solo, and she began to meet the people who would point her to American roots music. That musical journey has taken her from Cajun country to the Appalachian mountains, and through stacks of 78s and miles of reel-to-reel tapes.

She’s a leading force in influential music groups like the California Cajun Orchestra, Klezmorim, Any Old Time String Band, and Bluegrass Intentions. She also started the Berkeley Old-Time Music Convention, which has grown from a string band contest at the farmer’s market into a four-day extravaganza of concerts, jams, workshops, dances, plus the string band contest that started it all.

Joining Suzy tonight are friends, family, and musical collaborators, including Jim Kweskin, Kate Brislin & Jody Stecher, Laurie Lewis, Evie Ladin & Allegra Yellin, Blue Flame Stringband, and the Thompson String Ticklers.

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