Music at Fifth Street–April/May 2024


Monday, April 29

Two of the West Coast’s most outstanding roots musicians, Caleb and Reeb stretch attempts at superlative language. Rock-solid mandolin and guitar, wonderful harmonies, great spirit and humor, and the best taste in the business. Join us for a rare chance to hear just the two of them, after their bluegrass band plays at the Freight the weekend before. From Orcas Island, Washington, Caleb and Reeb have been here before and they’re always a huge hit. Don’t miss this show. Listen to some music here.




Friday, May 3

Join us in the lively world of The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee, where old-time mountain music meets modern life. Combining the traditions of bluegrass, early country, and mountain melodies, this dynamic quintet lights up rooms all over the world. Infectious harmony singing with killer instrumentals–they’re not just making music; they’re creating an experience. Their work hasn’t gone unnoticed, racking up awards at world-class contests like the Old Fiddlers’ Convention in Galax, Virginia, and the Mount Airy Fiddlers’ Convention in North Carolina. This is authentic, high-quality traditional music. The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee infuse their deep respect for traditional music into every note, blending timeless classics with original compositions. They deliver real, hard-hitting country vibes that resonate far beyond the mountains of Virginia. This is old-time music for real. Listen to some tunes here.




Saturday, May 11

Gypsy jazz at its elegant, spirited best. This quartet (Paul Mehling, Cullen Luper, Christophe Carington and Dexter Williams), closely related to The Hot Club of San Francisco, knocks audiences out with brilliant musicianship, astounding technical skill and dynamite taste. People know that Gypsy music is full of emotion. It’s hot and romantic, and these guys are some of its best interpreters in America. Here’s a link to some tunes. It’s all about the groove!




Thursday, May 16

The Crooked Jades are a force of nature. Provocative, seductive, alluring, and almost unbelievable, their repertoire sits deeply in old-time American tradition while bringing the music solidly into the global 21st century. “This is sepia tones, bent angles, unexpected accents, unanticipated sounds…the antique and the modern.” Jeff Kazor, Lisa Berman, Erik Pearson, joined tonight by the amazing Annie Staninec on fiddle. Here’s a link to some tunes. Fifth Street Farms is lucky to have the band here, and it’s a great place to see a Jades show; don’t miss this one. 




Agave Baroque–Saturday, June 15 (1:00 p.m. show)
Jordan Tice & Patrick McGonigle–Saturday, June 22
Paper Wings–Saturday, June 29