• Arje Shaw October 29 Run Boy Run November 5

    Saturday, October 29


    Arje Shaw performs an evening of romantic songs: pop, blues, standards, country, and original, with Lee Bloom at the piano and Jeff Magidson on guitar.

    Arje Shaw is best known as a playwright and actor with Broadway and Off-Broadway credits. Born in Russia, he emigrated with his parents and sister to New York from a German displacement camp. What captured his imagination as a child and helped integrate him into American culture and life were songs and a love of music. This will be a rare and unique opportunity to hear Arje sing.

    Reservations required to assure you a seat: fifthstfarms@gmail.com or 510 525-9248.

    Run Boy Run–Saturday, November 5

    Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, Run Boy Run blends bluegrass, folk and old-timey American vernacular with touches of classical and turn of the century details. The band is brother and sister Matt Rolland (fiddle, guitar) and Grace Rolland (cello, vocals), sisters Bekah Sandoval Rolland (fiddle, vocals) and Jen Sandoval (mandolin, vocals) and bass player Jesse Allen. With three strong female voices and deeply rooted family connections to traditional American music, Run Boy Run didn’t come lately to their sound; it’s in their blood. The unique sound of the band is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South, continuing innovations in traditional American music. Listen to a tune here. Reservations: fifthstfarms@gmail.com or 510 525-9248.

    “When I hear Run Boy Run, it all comes back to me: why I started doing that show back then. I hope they go on forever.” –Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion.

    Upcoming shows:

    Markus James & The Wassonrai, Saturday November 19

    Radim Zenkl, Saturday December 3

    Beverly Smith & John Grimm, Saturday December 10

    Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, Friday, January 6