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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Saturday, October 15 Three fiddlers--from Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands--bring music from their homes as well as from new places and ideas together. Music doesn't get any better, or emotional, or full of character, than this. Listen to some tunes here. Reservations required to assure you a seat: or 510 525-9248. Upcoming shows: Arje Shaw--an evening of romantic songs. Saturday October 29 Run Boy Run, Saturday November 5 Markus James, Saturday November 19 Radim Zenkl, Saturday December 3 Read more

Tannahill Weavers

Tannahill Weavers--Tuesday, September 20 This dynamic quartet (website here) plays Scottish traditional music at its best. As tight and versatile as any band in the Celtic music scene, Tannahill's potent mixture of traditional ballads and fiery instrumentals leaves their audiences spellbound.  "An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." - New York Times Reservations required to assure you a seat: or 510 525-9248. Upcoming shows: Janam, Saturday October 8 Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Saturday October  15 Arje Shaw, Saturday October 29 Run Boy Run, Saturday November 5 Read more

Dan Newton–Friday, August 19

Dan Newton (Daddy Squeeze) Aficionados know that hearing the accordion can be transformational. Not every accordion can make this happen, nor every player. Daddy Squeeze enjoys mixing up styles and genres that don't generally seem compatible. "Ethnoclectic Bop" is the result of his genre-bending experiments with Celtic, Tex-Mex, Creole, Blues, Jazz, Scandinavian, Polka and pop music. He’s a really skilled player, and has great good humor and spirit. Accordion lovers walk away from Dan's shows knowing they've heard their favorite instrument presented in ... Read more

Upstate Rubdown

Upstate Rubdown I couldn’t resist inviting this band here. Really good musicians, really good voices, great sensitivity to tradition, and a lot of fun. Extra points for inventing a great band name which among seven musicians must have been trying to say the least. "Upstate" is New York (although this photo looks like Fifth Street before remodeling). Have a listen here, and look at their site. Reservations required to assure you a seat: or 510 525-9248. Upcoming shows: Dan Newton (Daddy Squeeze), Friday August 19 The Lowest ... Read more

Rita Hosking

Rita Hosking Northern California’s own Rita Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, demolition derbies, the working class and hope. From NPR to the BBC, and concerts in Europe and North America, Rita moves audiences around the world with her stories in song and doubly sweet and sinewy voice. Rita’s style of country-folk has been lauded for story, sincerity, and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience. Honors include winner of the '08 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest ... Read more

Veretski Pass

Veretski Pass, Sat. June 18 A brilliant trio of violin, tsimbl, accordion, basy, tilinka, among other instruments, play music new and old from the borderlands of east and west--Europe and Asia. Find tunes here. Kevin Burke, Tuesday June 21 Kevin is a legendary Irish fiddler. Enough said; here he is very close and personal. Reservations required to assure you a seat: or 510 525-9248. Upcoming shows: Rita Hosking, Saturday July 23 Upstate Rubdown, Friday August 12 Dan Newton (Daddy Squeeze), Friday August 19 The Lowest Pair, Saturday, September 10 Tannahill Weavers, Tuesday, September 20 Read more

Gonzalo Bergara Quartet–Saturday, May 21

  Gonzalo Bergara Quartet--Saturday, May 21 Doors at 7 music at 7:30  $20 (all money goes to the musicians)   The all-acoustic Gonzalo Bergara Quartet plays a modern variant of 1930’s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz. Composer and lead guitarist Gonzalo Bergara mixes a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina. His first CD, Porteña Soledad, was Editor’s Pick in Guitar Player Magazine, and Vintage Guitar Magazine called it a "masterpiece." The Quartet is truly among the finest practitioners of this ... Read more

Two Shows in April–Max’s Midnight Kitchen & Guy Klucevsek

  Max's Midnight Kitchen--Wednesday, April 27 Doors at 7 music at 7:30  $20 (all money goes to the musicians) Max's Midnight Kitchen is a string band based in Portland, Oregon. Their music is the songs and harmonies of Matt Takiff (acoustic guitar) and Daniel Nickerson (banjo and electric guitar), combining folk, bluegrass, and country themes with a healthy dose of surrealism and humor. For the Fifth Street show, the Kitchen includes singer Hannah Rosencrans. From travels up and down the roads of the US and across ... Read more

The Honey Dewdrops

  The Honey Dewdrops--Sunday, April 3 Doors at 7 music at 7:30  $20 (all money goes to the musicians) Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than many couples. As The Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway, and a lot of songs; they share one microphone and a desire to pay attention to what lasts. This hunger to explore and document is evident in their 2012 release "Silver Lining," a top ten record on national folk and Americana stations. With ... Read more

Tristan Clarridge / Lena Jonsson / Dominick Leslie

  Tristan Clarridge / Lena Jonsson / Dominick Leslie--Thursday, March 17 Doors at 7 music at 7:30  $25 for this show (all money goes to the musicians) Fifth Street Farms is really happy to present three musicians from our favorite musical corners of the planet, among the U.S. and Sweden's most respected young acoustic players. Masterful Swedish fiddler Lena Jonsson, mandolin wizard Dominick Leslie, and National Fiddle Champion and cellist Tristan Clarridge bridge the Atlantic with strong roots of Swedish and American traditional music. The music is playful and exuberant, exploring old ... Read more
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