Terre Roche, Robin Flower & Libby McLaren
Monday, October 13, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

evening of intelligent, endearing songwriting & friendship

$22 / $24

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October 13 8:00 pm

Three superbly talented musicians and old friends join forces for an evening of duos, trios, and the occasional solo, sharing the stage and backing each other on favorite songs.


Terre Roche is an internationally acclaimed professional musician, composer, arranger, vocalist, performer, and teacher, best known for her wonderful work with sisters Maggie and Suzzy in the inimitable vocal group, The Roches, with whom she recorded a dozen albums and played everywhere from Saturday Night Live to Carnegie Hall. She has also collaborated with such artists as Paul Simon, the Indigo Girls, Philip Glass, Robert Fripp, Loudon Wainwright III, and Laura Nyro, composed for film and television, invented a method for studying guitar called Fretboard Vitamins, and written a memoir, Blabbermouth. Her latest album, Afro-Jersey, is a collaboration with Sidiki Conde and Marlon Cherry, with songs written in both English and Mandingo. She’s a virtuoso guitarist, a singer you have to drop everything and listen to, and a brilliant collaborator who enjoys weaving her music into the work of other artists.


Freight favorites Robin Flower and Libby McLaren deliver innovative instrumentals, tight vocal harmonies, wild creative energy, and loads of fun. With Robin on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, Libby on piano and accordion, and both of them sharing vocals, this polished and passionate duo creates their own marvelous blend of Celtic and American roots music, grounded in tradition but with a sound that’s always fresh and contemporary. “With wit, searing virtuosity, and warm humanity,” says the website Indie-Music.com, Robin and Libby make music that is “moving, fun, and dazzlingly imaginative.” Their musical partnership, which Ronnie Gilbert called “a musical marriage made in heaven,” has flourished for more than two decades. Robin has played in acoustic duos and trios with such musicians as Barbara Higbie, Nancy Vogl, and Laurie Lewis; toured with finger-picking legend Elizabeth Cotton, old-time music stars Hazel and Alice, and Holly Near; and recorded four albums as leader of the Robin Flower Band. Libby, a Berkeley native, played in several bands before teaming up with Robin, including the cutting edge Latin jazz fusion band Night Flyte in the 1970s, The Longhouse and the Joy Askew Band in New York in the 1980s, and a five-year stint with The Roches.


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