tonight–Saturday, December 1
Hot Club of Baltimore Hot Club of Baltimore features Grass Valley native Alexis Tantau on vocals and violinist Evan Price on violin for this special show at Fifth Street Farms. The band will be led by guitarist Michael Joseph Harris and include bassist Sam Rocha and Vic Wong on rhythm guitar. The show will include spirited waltzes, reimagined Edith Piaf songs, French and American Jazz tunes from the 30's, and the repertoire of Django Reinhardt. The band is an acoustic ...Read more
Tony Furtado Trio with John Reischman and Luke Price--Thursday, July 12
Multi-instrumentalist and 2-time National Banjo champion Tony Furtado combines folk, blues, bluegrass, and a lot more into an Americana musical blend that explores musical frontiers and traditions.
John Reischman is known for his work with his band The Jaybirds and his acclaimed solo albums, and he got his start as an original member of the Tony Rice Unit in the late 1970s. Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation.
Luke ...Read more
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
Radim Zenkl, mandolin & winds--Saturday, December 3
Radim Zenkl, the internationally renowned mandolin and flute virtuoso, performs a solo concert at Fifth Street this Saturday, December 3. Radim emigrated from the Czech Republic just before the fall of communism in 1989. He arrived in the Bay Area and quickly found himself performing with The David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Garcia, Tim O'Brien, Dan Hicks, Mike Marshall's Modern Mandolin Quartet and others. He recorded two CDs on David Grisman's Acoustic Disc label and later ...Read more
Markus James & The Wassonrai--Saturday, November 19
Singer-songwriter Markus James (website here) has traveled to Mali, West Africa, ten times, and recorded five critically-acclaimed albums of original music with traditional musicians at the source of the ancient roots of Blues. He also produced the award-winning documentary film “Timbuktoubab,” seen on many PBS stations around the country (here's the film trailer). Markus has enlisted pre-eminent West African musicians based in the US for several tours and festival appearances, including at Lincoln Center.
The Wassonrai, combining ...Read more
Run Boy Run--Saturday, November 5
I heard Run Boy Run at the Folk Alliance conference in Oakland a couple years ago and I was knocked out by their charm, skill, singing and good taste. The band blends bluegrass, folk and old-timey American with touches of classical and turn of the century details. Brother and sister Matt Rolland (fiddle, guitar) and Grace Rolland (cello, vocals), sisters Bekah Sandoval Rolland (fiddle, vocals) and Jen Sandoval (mandolin, vocals) and bass player Jesse Allen pack a real wallop and ...Read more
Saturday, October 15
Three fiddlers--from Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands--bring music from their homes as well as from new places and ideas together. Music doesn't get any better, or emotional, or full of character, than this. Listen to some tunes here.
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Arje Shaw--an evening of romantic songs. Saturday October 29
Run Boy Run, Saturday November 5
Markus James, Saturday November 19
Radim Zenkl, Saturday December 3Read more