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January Shows

George Cole & Eurocana--Saturday, January 19 (note changed date) "Singer and breakneck acoustic guitarist George Cole lives in a musical world all his own... a world in which Django Reinhardt, The Ramones, Nat King Cole and Doc Watson get equal billing with Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Willie Nelson and the Great American Songbook. Cole currently occupies the guitar chair for the David Grisman Quintet and has 2 releases on Grisman’s highly regarded Acoustic Disc Label. Jazz legend Keely Smith handpicked Cole to play ... Read more

George Cole & Eurocana–Saturday, January 19

George Cole & Eurocana--Saturday, January 19 (note changed date) "Singer and breakneck acoustic guitarist George Cole lives in a musical world all his own... a world in which Django Reinhardt, The Ramones, Nat King Cole and Doc Watson get equal billing with Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Willie Nelson and the Great American Songbook. Cole currently occupies the guitar chair for the David Grisman Quintet and has 2 releases on Grisman’s highly regarded Acoustic Disc Label. Jazz legend Keely Smith handpicked Cole to play ... Read more

Janam–Saturday, December 22

Janam--Saturday, December 22 A full moon/solstice concert. JANAM is a local band with global influences: Appalachian, Balkan, Middle Eastern, Ukrainian, and on and on. Each of the five a topnotch musician, they’re energetic and spirited and a delicate and powerful ensemble as well as world-class interpreters of tunes from everywhere.  And Juliana Graffagna has one great, great voice. This show is sold out. UPCOMING SHOWS: George Cole & Eurocana–Friday, January 11 Katie McNally Trio–Tuesday, January 22 New Esterhazy Quartet--Thursday, January 31 Del Sol Quartet--Friday, February 8 Read more

Kendl Winter 12/9 and Kevin Burke 12/13

Kendl Winter--Sunday, December 9 Kendl Winter grew up in Arkansas and fell in love with Olympia, Washington before she moved there after high school. When she is not on the road touring her music or hitting some local trail, she is buoyed in Puget Sound aboard her houseboat "Dandelion." She is one half of the banjo / guitar duo The Lowest Pair, longtime Fifth Street favorites. Kendl has a magical voice all her own, and she’s a strong, sensitive and delicate banjo ... Read more

TONIGHT! Hot Club of Baltimore

tonight–Saturday, December 1 Hot Club of Baltimore Hot Club of Baltimore features Grass Valley native Alexis Tantau on vocals and violinist Evan Price on violin for this special show at Fifth Street Farms. The band will be led by guitarist Michael Joseph Harris and include bassist Sam Rocha and Vic Wong on rhythm guitar.  The show will include spirited waltzes, reimagined Edith Piaf songs, French and American Jazz tunes from the 30's, and the repertoire of Django Reinhardt. The band is an acoustic ... Read more

New World String Project–Friday, November 16

New World String Project--Friday, November 16 Four highly skilled and well-known multi-instrumentalists join to create exciting music rooted in Celtic, Nordic and American folk traditions. Ancient and modern sounds mix on Swedish nyckelharpa, Celtic harp, fiddle, guitar, cittern, bouzouki, and more. John Weed, Aryeh Frankfurter, Lisa Lynn, and Stuart Mason blend extraordinary instruments and uplifting music. Weed and Mason play together in the renowned Celtic band Molly’s Revenge. Celtic harp master Lisa Lynne often performs in a duo with Aryeh Frankfurter, playing passionate ... Read more

Rob Reich Quartet–Saturday, November 3

Rob Reich Quartet--Saturday, November 3 Rob Reich is one of the Bay Area's most innovative and myriad-genre musicians. At this week's concert, he'll bring clarinetist Ben Goldberg, Seth Ford Young on bass, and Jon Arkin on drums, to play sensitive, spirited world music tinged with jazz and American roots. Or jazz and American roots flavored with global music. Or... you get the picture? We're partial to the accordion here and Rob is one of our favorites. Don't miss this show. Listen to ... Read more

April Verch & Joe Newberry

April Verch & Joe Newberry – Sunday, October 28 Joe Newberry and April Verch each bring superb musicianship from their respective Ozark/Appalachian and Canadian Ottawa Valley roots. While they never lose sight of their own unique traditions, their work together also builds an entirely new musical aesthetic, one with its own melting pot integrity. April, best known for two decades of international touring with The April Verch Band, and Joe, well-known for his work with mandolin icon Mike Compton, as well as The ... Read more

Upstate

Upstate--Friday, October 12 The last few years have been a time of genuine exploration and self-discovery for the band formerly known as Upstate Rubdown. As the group knocked off milestone after milestone on the road, their sound, their lineup, and their name all underwent dramatic changes. Challenging and thrilling all at once, those transformations culminated in the septet’s dazzling new single that showcases both their remarkable growth and their adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll. Dedicated, talented, good-humored ... Read more

Musica Pacifica

Musica Pacifica--Saturday, October 6 Make Reservations Baroque ensemble Musica Pacifica has made its mark on the early music scene here in the Bay Area and beyond.  They've performed several times at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, as well as at other festivals and series around the country. Individually, the musicians who make up Musica Pacifica perform with Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists and many other prominent early music ensembles. Musicians Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Ingrid Matthews, violin; Gretchen Claassen, cello/viola da gamba; Derek Tam, harpsichord and Peter Maund, percussion will treat ... Read more
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