June 2024


Saturday, June 15 (1:00 show)

Grammy-nominated Agave specializes in string chamber music of the seventeenth through twentieth centuries, originally (and here) played on gut strings. For this show, Aaron Westman and Anna Washburn, violins, Kati Kyme, viola, William Skeen, cello and Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord, will explore string quartets by women composers from their recent album “AGAVE: In Her Hands”. We’ll hear extraordinary quartets by Fanny Hensel (née Mendelssohn), Croatian countess Dora Pejacevic, and Dutch-Jewish composer Rosy Wertheim, as well as a harpsichord concerto by the Prussian Princess Wilhelmine von Bayreuth. You can listen to examples of their wide range of repertoire here.

We’re happy to be hosting Agave as a Berkeley Festival & Exhibition Fringe concert.



Saturday, June 22

Jordan Tice is a guitarist who combines skillful fingerstyle and flatpick guitar playing with witty, well-crafted songs and original instrumentals. He is both a solo artist and member of the instrumental supergroup Hawktail, which includes fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert and mandolinist Dominick Leslie. Jordan has released five records of original music as well as three with Hawktail.

His latest record, “Motivational Speakeasy,” features only Jordan, his voice and his guitar. It was produced by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids and has garnered raves throughout the industry. There is a wide variety of moods, textures, and influences found on the record’s songs, from classic Mississippi John Hurt style melodic blues of “Matter of Time” and “Goin’ on Down,” to the dissonant Tom Waits-like shuffle of “Creation’s Done,” to the philosophical early Dylanesque chatter of “Walkin'” and “Where I’m At”. In addition to his songs which muse on life, relationships and time, the album contains 3 instrumental tracks where Tice showcases his narrative guitar-playing.

He has opened for such artists as Watchhouse, David Bromberg, and the Milk Carton Kids; toured extensively on several continents; and played just about every major bluegrass and roots festival. In addition to his own endeavors, he has also worked as a side-person with roots artists such as Dave Rawlings, Tony Trischka, Michelle Shocked, and Andrew Marlin. Jordan will be joined by fiddler Andrew M’Gonigle on this trip.

Listen to some tunes here and here.



Paper Wings–Saturday, June 29