Past Performance

Mick McAuley

Mick McAuley is an Irish musician, composer and songwriter, his music rooted firmly in the tradition of County Kilkenny. From his work as a long-time member of SOLAS, to playing for STING in his Broadway Production "The Last Ship,” he has established a reputation for virtuousity and intelligence.  His solo performances push the musical boundaries of the tradition, bringing Irish music to wider and more diverse audiences around the world.  A fine singer and multi-instrumentalist known for his brilliance on the ... Read more

April Verch Band

Chris Proctor is an extraordinary fingerpicking guitarist. U.S. National finger-style guitar champion; 6-string, 12-string, slide, classical, original, elements of Americana, Celtic, jazz and blues. The latest edition of high-quality, original music with traditional roots and eclectic repertory that we love at Fifth Street. Chris has recorded eight or ten CD’s and he’s a brilliant fingerstyle guitar teacher. See his website here. Friday, November 3.   See the CONCERTS page to make reservations.   UPCOMING SHOWS: April Verch Band--Saturday, November 11 Mick McAuley--Friday, November 17 Caleb Klauder & Reeb ... Read more

Thalea String Quartet

  The Thalea String Quartet -- Friday, October 27 Fifth Street Farms has presented only an occasional classical music concert. It's something we plan to do more often in the future, and we thought the Thalea String Quartet would be a great start. This award-winning local quartet has performed in Italy, the United States and Canada, and recently completed a gig as the first quartet-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. We've seen them perform and they're not only top notch musicians, they've ... Read more

Low Lily with John Whelan

  Low Lily with John Whelan -- "Crossing the Atlantic" Friday, September 29th Low Lily is a perfect example of why there are house concerts at Fifth Street. The trio—Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle)—travels through the roots and branches of American folk music and mixes traditional influences and modern inspiration that weave together exceptional acoustic music. The three are expert players with deep relationships to traditional music styles including bluegrass, Irish, Scottish, ... Read more

Rob Reich Quartet

  Rob Reich Quartet--Saturday, September 9 Rob Reich and his colleagues are some of the best reasons to come to a house concert. They're fun, they're great instrumentalists, and they swing. I first heard Rob with Tin Hat Trio, an innovative, landmark SF group playing totally original eclectic music, and I couldn't get enough. Rob's website is here, and you can see a video here. See the Concerts page to make reservations. UPCOMING SHOWS: Low Lily with John Whelan--Friday, September 29 Upstate Rubdown--Saturday, October 28 Chris Proctor--Friday, November 3 April Verch ... Read more

Pearl Django

  Pearl Django is a five-piece Seattle-based phenomenally-talented band of serious aficionados of 20's-40's gypsy jazz, Django Reinhardt, and original music. They don't get down here that often and I hope you won't miss them. See the Concerts page to make reservations. UPCOMING SHOWS: The Page Turners -- Tuesday, June 13 Beata Bermuda -- Monday, June 26 Kevin Burke -- Sunday, August 20 Read more

Rising Appalachia

“Rising Appalachia is the aural divinity of two sisters steeped in the Deep South flair of harmony, resistance, and poetry” – NPR Sisters Leah and Chloe, percussionist Biko Casini and instrumentalist David Brown are Rising Appalachia, bringing to the stage a spirit of involvement, reverence for world cultures, the traditions of folk music, commitment, harmony and grace. Professional musicians for a long time, they play huge festivals and tiny cafes, committed to sharing their music and souls with everyone who’ll listen. Genuine ... Read more

Paper Wings

  Saturday, March 18--Paper Wings (website here) is a new, old-fashioned acoustic duo featuring Emily Mann and Wilhelmina Frankzerda. These two young artists have been deeply immersed in the West Coast music scene for most of their lives. Now they join forces to create music based on their shared love of tradition, old beauty, and the compelling need for new and original sounds. Their duo features classic vocal harmonies over a rotating cast of fiddles, guitar, and banjo. Between the two of ... Read more

Runa

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new super-groups, Runa (website here) has enchanted audiences by moving the boundaries of Irish folk music into the heart of Americana and roots music since 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in ... Read more

Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms

  Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms will be at Fifth Street Farms in an intimate, acoustic session. “Two of the finest traditional musicians in America” (says NPR), they interpret old-time, country, and original tunes, play guitars and mandolin really well, and sing beautifully—honestly and soulfully. They’ve been playing and singing together since 2008 when they met at the National Old Time Fiddlers Gathering in Weiser, ID. Both Caleb and Reeb were raised in Washington State and have been active and respected in the ... Read more
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