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Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O’Leary–Oct 31, Helm–Nov 2

Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O'Leary Thursday, October 31 Long-time friends and musical collaborators, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’ Leary have toured together widely, both in duo and as part of reknowned traditional trio "The Alt." Both are internationally recognized members of the traditional music community, noted for their instrumental skills and diverse repertoire of traditional and contemporary song. Both are songwriters who love and research traditional Irish and Scottish songs. With an engaging stage presence and understated virtuosity, they present a timeless selection of ... Read more

The Lowest Pair October 12 & Friction Quartet October 18

The Lowest Pair Saturday, October 12 Fifth Street favorites, this two-banjo-and-guitar duo can't be beat. Arkansas-born and now homesteading in Olympia, Washington, Kendl Winter sprouts beans in mason jars in the back of the tour van and spreads her songs across the country Johnny Appleseed style. Kendl brings to The Lowest Pair her wonderfully weaving poetry of song, old and new, and a voice somewhere between Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent, with an Olympia twist. Palmer T. Lee, who hails from Minneapolis, was ... Read more

Theresa Wong–Saturday, September 14

Theresa Wong, cello & voice Saturday, September 14 Theresa Wong--composer, cellist and vocalist, active at the intersection of music, experimentation, improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines. Bridging sound, movement, theater and visual art, her primary interest lies in finding the potential for transformation for both the artist and receiver alike. This is the perfect environment for Theresa's music--close-up and intimate. Listen to Theresa here. See the RESERVATIONS page to reserve seats Baguette Quartette will be here Friday, September 13. This show is sold out. UPCOMING SHOWS: Amy ... Read more

Mads Tolling & Dave Macnab–Saturday, August 3

Mads Tolling & Dave Macnab This concert is sold out We're thrilled to have internationally renowned Danish-American violinist and composer Mads Tolling back at Fifth Street. As a member of both bassist Stanley Clarke’s band and the celebrated Turtle Island Quartet, Mads won two Grammy Awards and was nominated for a third. Mads has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron, Paquito D’Rivera, Leo Kottke and Sergio & Odair Assad. This evening Mads will collaborate with jazz guitarist Dave Macnab. Dave is one ... Read more

Songwriter’s Circle–July 20 & Mads Tolling–Aug 3

Nash / Griffin / Landon--Songwriter's Circle: Saturday, July 20 Named one of “50 Transcendent Acoustic Guitarists” by Guitar Player magazine, James Nash has been described as "graceful but fiery... elegant and colorful... rampantly eclectic,"  and praised for his “near-ideal balance of irreverence, chops, discipline, and originality” (Chicago Tribune). James commands the stage with subtlety and bravado, and his genre-bending approach seamlessly unites the worlds of rock, bluegrass, and jazz into a sound that is both deeply soulful and technically remarkable. Andrew Griffin started ... Read more

Dan Zemelman & Tiffany Austin

Dan Zemelman & Tiffany Austin–Friday, April 26 Dan Zemelman & Tiffany Austin bring a high level of artistry in jazz and improvisatory music that draws from many different genres. From originals to standards, you will be moved by the lyrics, the spirit, and the creativity of these phenomenal artists. Both of them have expansive careers and have presented at many of the Bay Area’s top venues including SF Jazz, Yoshi’s, Freight & Salvage, and around the world. They'll will be joined tonight ... Read more

Shows March 29 and April 5 & 6

Whiskey Deaf–Friday, March 29 Whiskey Deaf is a top-notch bluegrass / old-time / early country music band from Portland, Oregon. Fiddler Annie Staninec has been playing since age 4, plays now with the Kathy Kallick band, and is sought out by musicians all over the country. Ethan Lawton, a terrific songwriter and mandolin player, has been at Fifth Street with Western Centuries. Jamie Blair, John Kael and Dee Johnson fill out the lineup. This Whiskey Deaf show highlights a full complement of ... Read more

MUSA Baroque

MUSA–Friday, March 15 MUSA's mission is to present historically informed performances of Baroque and Classical chamber music, showcasing talented young performers. Their programs present interesting and unusual themes, and this program is no exception! In this concert MUSA takes us on a journey to explore the dynamic and complex cultural exchanges between Western Europe and China in the 17th and 18th centuries. Works performed will include a violin sonata written by the missionary Teodorico Pedrini and some transcriptions of Chinese tunes by ... Read more

Shows March 10th and 15th

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands–Sunday, March 10 (Sorry, this show is sold out) Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis is internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. She was a founding member of The Good Ol’ Persons and The Grant Street String Band, and has performed and recorded since 1986 with her musical partner, mandolinist Tom Rozum. Laurie has twice been voted “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association and has won the respect and ... Read more

Ashley Broder Trio

Ashley Broder Trio–Saturday, February 23 The Ashley Broder Trio carves out a unique sound within the “chamber folk” genre. Re-nowned instrumentalists Ashley Broder, Ben Schreiber, and Aria DiSalvio join forces to perform Broder's originals and some traditional fiddle favorites. Mandolin, electric mandolin, fiddle, and cello weave melodies, textures, and harmonies to create a sound that has been described as “cinematic and transportive.” Hailed as a 'mandolin phenomenon' by the San Diego Tribune, Ashley's compositions are the main staple of the trio. She ... Read more
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