Rita Hosking Trio--Saturday, July 1 Rita Hosking, one of California's most genuine, heartfelt and original voices, visits Fifth Street again, with trio members Sean Feder and Bill Dakin. Rita writes personal yet universal songs full of deep feeling and humanity."Rita Hosking's 'Burn', one of the genuine surprises in a pretty decent year of music, is right up there with Gillian Welch's 'The Harrow and the Harvest' in the ranks of intelligent, moving, rooted-in-real-folk-music singing and songwriting," one writer says. Each in the ... Read more
The Crooked Jades--Saturday, March 18, 2023
The Crooked Jades re-imagine old-time music for a modern age, pushing boundaries and blurring categories with their fiery, soulful performances. Innovative, unpredictable and passionate, the Jades bring driving dance tunes and haunting ballads to rock clubs, festivals, traditional folk venues and concert halls across America and Europe. The Jades create a unique and modern sound by exploring the roots of Americana and interweaving the diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa. This is profound and transcendent ... Read more
The Kathy Kallick Band--Saturday, January 21, 2023
There are still some seats available for one of our favorite local bluegrass bands.
Long-time musical heroes Kathy Kallick (guitar, lead vocals), Annie Staninec (fiddle), Greg Booth (dobro & banjo), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), and Cary Black (acoustic bass) have been leaders of the bluegrass renaissance for years. Kathy has won 2 Grammy and 2 International Bluegrass Musicians' Association awards, and they're about as fun an experience to see in person as anything you've done since 2020. Check out the band's website ... Read more
Scroggins & Rose--Saturday, May 21
Scroggins & Rose is Nashville based mandolinist Tristan Scroggins and Bay Area violinist Alisa Rose.
Tristan frequently plays on the Grand Ol’ Opry and was awarded the prestigious Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2017.
Alisa was nominated for a Grammy for her work with Quartet San Francisco and served as an ambassador of the U.S. State Department with the Real Vocal String Quartet.
Combine these two lifetimes of musical commitment and exploration ... Read more
John Whelan And Katie Murray--April 27
Seven-time all-Ireland champion John Whelan is one of the world’s best living Irish button accordion players. John was raised in the London Irish music scene of the 1970s, and learned his craft from legends Lucy Farr, Roger Sherlock, Paddy Taylor, Mick O’Connor and his teacher Brendan Mulkaire. John moved to the US in 1980 and has been inspiring Celtic musicians and fans ever since. He has toured and recorded extensively with many artists – ranging from ... Read more
Remember house concerts? Small, in a comfortable room, with people like you. Remember Fifth Street Farms? Concerts are upstairs, in a big space with good acoustics. The music is generally unamplified instruments and voices, traditional American and international.
The first post-lockdown show was a big success, and we're continuing the re-opening. Limiting audience size to 40 people, masks and vaccinations required. To help our musicians compensate for the smaller audience size seats are $30 per person.
To avoid empty seats at the ... Read more
Remember house concerts? Small, in a comfortable room, with people like you. Remember Fifth Street Farms? Concerts are upstairs, in a big space with good acoustics. The music is generally unamplified instruments and voices, traditional American and international, of all types.
It’s been a long path to reopening. Like everyone, we're concerned about your health and ours. We'll begin the re-opening by limiting audience size to 30 people. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. To help our musicians compensate for the ... Read more
(Evie Ladin practicing banjo distancing)
Of course all our concerts have been cancelled. We'll resume our shows as soon as we can and we'll let you know when.
In the meantime, listen to some tunes, visit musicians' websites and support them by buying music. Here's our picks for now:
John Reischman & The Jaybirds. The Lowest Pair. Friction Quartet. The Ladles.
Western Centuries. Alexandrov & Skliar. Rita Hosking.
The Louvin Brothers. Read more
JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAYBIRDS
SECOND SHOW ADDED
Due to high demand, we've added an afternoon show at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. See the RESERVATIONS page to reserve seats.
If you'd like to change your existing reservation from the 7:30 show (it's overbooked!) send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll confirm.
The Jaybirds are an accomplished, experienced band at the peak of their powers, with musicianship of the very highest order. Each a master of their instrument, The Jaybirds put their own ... Read more
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 Acoustic Disc label. One of the highest-quality musicians in the Bay Area and a remarkable ensemble player, George will ... Read more