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Tonight’s Featured Performer..
If you are looking to go out and see some live music here are some suggestions..
The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. Charismatic songstress Martha Redbone is one of the most vital voices in American roots music. Embodying her gospel-singing father’s voice and her Cherokee/Choctaw mother’s culture, Redbone’s magnificent vocals blend with her band of some of NYC’s finest blues and jazz musicians for “a brilliant collision of cultures” (The New Yorker). The folk and country sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian Mountains and the eclectic grit of her teen years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn come together in a masterful mix of folk, country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul and traditional American Indian music. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $24 Cover Charge..
The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime..
The Dustbowl Revival is a great entertaining Americana Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. While the band has been known for their old-time and bluegrass roots, they have departed from those styles and evolved more into modern soul music. Indie rockers Jared & The Mill open the show.. Highly recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge..
SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM Showtimes. Barrio Manouche is a great Bay Area ensemble performing a repertoire of original instrumental compositions with a unique sound that it’s difficult to classify but instantly recognizable deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions, from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, the gypsy soul of eastern Europe, the flamenco of Paco de Lucía to the avant-garde sounds of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane… Highly recommended !!!!!!! $20 Per Show Cover Charge..
SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime. Taj Mahal is a towering musical figure, a legend who transcended the blues not by leaving them behind, but by revealing their magnificent scope to the world. Taj is a brilliant artist with a musicologist’s mind who has pursued and elevated the roots of beloved sounds with boundless devotion and skill tracing its origins to the American South, the Caribbean, Africa and elsewhere. Taj will be performing with his quartet featuring Taj on vocals, banjo, dobro, & guitar, Kester Smith on drums, Bill Rich on bass and Bobby Igano lap steel & electric guitar. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $40/$60/$80/$105 Cover Charge….
Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime..
Nashville Honeymoon is another Bay Area band I really love. Their music is a modern reworking of the classic country sounds of the 50s and 60s. Their songwriting draws on country, rockabilly, and honky-tonk traditions. Highly recommended!!! N/C
Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. Portland based Tumbledown House, a self described modern speakeasy, saloon jazz, parlor pop and Tom Waits in a cocktail dress ensemble. I really like what I have seen on youtube and look forward to seeing them this evening. Highly recommended!!!!! N/C
Amados 998 Valencia Street San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Singer/songwriter, and mandolinist AJ Lee and Blue Summit insatiable passion for bluegrass harkens back to traditional classics while remaining uniquely modern. They draw their from influences such as swing, folk, blues, jazz, country, soul, and rock with soaring harmonies, top notch picking and strumming as well as a healthy respect and reverence for the classic country. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge…
The Terrace Room 1800 Madison St, Oakland 7:00 PM-10:00 PM..
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums is one of the fun bands in the Bay Area performing vintage jazz, pounding boogie woogies, sultry ballads, and funky-swinging New Orleans R&B. Tonight they focus on giving you the beat to move your feet. Highly recommended!! No Cover Charge…
Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-11:30 PM Showtime….
Robert Dehlinger & The Alpha Rhythm Kings influences range from vintage lounge music, 1940s R&B, swing, and boogie-woogie. This is a swinging fun band led by Robert’s vocals and superb trumpet playing. Highly recommended!!! N/C
The New Parish 1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland 9:00 PM Showtime.. Noise Pop Festival 2020 presents the seminal groove band The Greyboy Allstars who are fast approaching their 25th year together. Their unique sound, reminiscent of ’60’s boogaloo and ’70’s funky jazz has had a major influence on bands like Soulive, Galactic and The New Mastersounds. This promises to be a great show. Highly recommended!!!!!! $30 Cover Charge..
Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes… Universally known as one of the most iconic saxophonists of the current age,
David Sanborn has transcended genres and musical boundaries throughout his entire career. Rolling Stone says, “Among the great saxophonists of the past four decades, David Sanborn has earned an identity all his own. He’s jazz, he’s funk, he’s soul, he’s pop, he’s blues, he’s rock.” Most remarkably, he excels in each of these genres with a voice that is forceful and tender, sensuous and subtle.” Sanborn has released twenty-four albums, won six Grammy awards, and has had eight gold albums and one platinum. He continues to be one of the most active musicians of his genre and an inspiration to countless other musicians. Returning to his passion for jazz, Sanborn recently assembled a stunning program of straight-ahead jazz tunes for his quartet featuring pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Bill DaBoo, and drummer Billy Kilson. Highly recommended!!!!!! $36-$79 Per Show Cover Charge….
Speisekammer 2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda 8:30 PM Showtime..
The Americano Social Club plays music for “la dolce vita”: a mix of romantic and eclectic melodies from all over the world including pop, jazz, folk, classical, rock, opera, the music of Brazil and Europe’s cafés as well as some great original pieces. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!!!! N/C
The UC Theatre 2036 University Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. The great Ethiopian musician and arranger Mulato Astatke is best known as the father and pioneer of Ethio-jazz music and is arguably one of the most influential and legendary musicians from Ethiopia. During the 1960’s, he studied music abroad in London, Boston, and New York. He then returned home to Ethiopia armed with a love for jazz and Latin music. There he blended Ethiopian traditional music with the Latin-jazz he was so fond of to create a unique hybrid he called “Ethio-jazz”. The multi-instrumentalist, playing the vibraphone, keyboards and organs, is further credited as having established congas and bongos, instruments normally central to Latin styles, in Ethiopian music. Highly recommended!!!!! $42.50-$67.50 Cover Charge..
Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Showtimes… Jane Bunnett and Maqueque has created something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz. What started out five years ago as a project to record and mentor young brilliant Cuban female musicians, has become one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene and, most recently, were voted as one the top ten jazz groups by the prestigious DownBeat magazine’s critics poll. Highly recommended!!!!!! $40 Per Show Cover Charge..
If you live in and around Santa Cruz you may want to check out
Kuumbwa Jazz 320 Cedar St # 2, Santa Cruz 7:30 PM Showtime..
Tom Paxton and the Don Juans songs collectively have been covered by: Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, John Denver, Faith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan… just to name a few! Within days of writing and playing together, they knew they were onto something. Now they’re taking it on the road! Opening the show is a great folk music singer/songwriter Amy Speace.. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $40 Cover Charge..
Upcoming Shows Of Interest
28th David Sanborn Yoshis
28th Taj Mahal Quartet SF Jazz
28th Barrio Manouche SF Jazz
28th Mulato Astatke Orchestra Gold The UC Theatre
29th Mulato Astatke Orchestra Gold The UC Theatre
29th Leo Kottke Rio Theatre
29th Taj Mahal Quartet SF Jazz
1st Taj Mahal Quartet SF Jazz
1st Regina Carter & Xavier Davis Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
5th Leo Kottke Yoshis
5th Jerry Douglas Freight & Salvage
6th Buddy Guy & Jimmy Vaughan Paramount Oakland
7th Roberto Fonseca Freight & Salvage
8th Davina & The Vagabonds & Hot Club Of Cowtown SF Jazz
8th Patty Smith & Her Band The Fillmore
9th Patty Smith & Her Band The Fillmore
10th Jamestown Revival with Desure The Fillmore
10th Ricky Scaggs & Kentucky Thunder Freight & Salvage
12th Shooter Jennings Sweetwater
13th Peter Yarrow & Paul Stookey Of Peter Paul & Mary Freight & Salvage
13th Stefon Harris & Blackout SF Jazz
14th Pussy Riot The UC Theatre
14th Stefon Harris & Blackout SF Jazz
14th Peter Yarrow & Paul Stookey Of Peter Paul & Mary Freight & Salvage
14th Allman-Betts Band Rio Theatre
15th Stefon Harris & Blackout SF Jazz
15th Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
15th The Black Brothers Freight & Salvage
16th Stefon Harris & Blackout SF Jazz
19th CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band Freight & Salvage
19th Paris Combo SF Jazz
20th Paris Combo SF Jazz
20th Rebirth Brass Band Sweetwater
21st Paris Combo SF Jazz
21st Rebirth Brass Band Sweetwater
22nd Paris Combo SF Jazz
22nd Hot Tuna & The David Bromberg Quintet The Fillmore
22nd Red Baraat SF Jazz
24th Drive By Truckers Mystic Theatre
26th Drive By Truckers The Fillmore
27th John Santos Sextet SF Jazz
27th Los Amigos Invisibles & Aterciopelados SF Fillmore
28th Dust Bowl Revival The Fillmore
29th The Squirrel Nut Zippers Freight & Salvage
30th Squirrel Nut Zippers Mystic Theatre
2nd Heavy Metal Brass Band Brick & Mortar
2nd Grant Farm With Dusty Green Bones Amado’s
2nd Ratboy Bottom Of The Hill
2nd Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Freight & Salvage
3rd Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Freight & Salvage
3rd The Porches The Independant
4th The Porches The Independant
4th Ozomatli The Fillmore
4th Yonder Mountain String Band Great American Music Hall
4th Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Freight & Salvage
4th Built To Spill Cornerstone
5th Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Freight & Salvage
5th Built To Spill Cornerstone
5th Clint Baker Hot 4 Bird & Beckett
5th Mimi Fox B3 Trio Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
6th Meshell Ndegeocello Freight & Salvage
6th The Dirty Knobs With Mike Campbell The Independant
7th The Dirty Knobs With Mike Campbell The Independant
8th Brandy Clark Great American Music Hall
9th Amendola Vs Blades Ivy Room
11th Dave Bass Afro-Cuban Quintet Bird & Beckett
11th The Polish Ambassador The Fillmore
16th Mary Gauthier Freight & Salvage
16th Maria Schneider Orchestra SF Jazz
16th Louis Cole Big Band The Independant
17th Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 The Independant
17th The Mavericks The Fillmore
17th Maria Schneider Orchestra SF Jazz
17th Scott Foster Quintet Bird & Beckett
17th Marley’s Ghost Freight & Salvage
18th Maria Schneider Orchestra SF Jazz
18th The Waifs Freight & Salvage
18th Cottontails Bird & Beckett
19th Maria Schneider Orchestra SF Jazz
19th Howell Devine Bird & Beckett
19th Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra SF Jazz
19th Michael Zilber Big Band East West Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
21st Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Freight & Salvage
23rd Suzy Bogguss Freight & Salvage
23rd Sexmob Goes To The Movies SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
23rd Joe Lovano: Sound Prints SF Jazz
24th Noise Pop Presents Ian Noe Amado’s
24th Sexmob SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
24th Joe Lovano: Bird Songs SF Jazz
25th The Masterson’s With Bonnie Whitmore Amado’s
25th Joe Lovano:Universal Jazz Ensemble SF Jazz
26th Joe Lovano: Classic Quartet SF Jazz
26th Nestor Torres Quintet Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
28th River Of Song Freight & Salvage
30th National Park Radio Brick & Mortar
30th Mark Hummel & The Deep Basement Shakers Ivy Room
1st Cosa Nostra Strings SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
1st Todd Rundgren The Fillmore
2nd Todd Rundgren The Fillmore
3rd Todd Rundgren The Fillmore
2nd Cosa Nostra Strings SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
3rd Cosa Nostra Strings with Lilan Kane SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
2nd MarchFourth Cornerstone
3rd Geoffrey Keezer Trio Featuring Gillian Margot Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
6th Howell Devine Club Fox
10th John Beasley’s Monk’estra Septet Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
11th Mdou Moctar The Chapel
13th The Residents The Chapel
14th The Residents The Chapel
14th Marc Ribot SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
14th Marcus Shelby Orchestra With Ledisi SF Jazz
15th Djavan UC Theatre
15th Marc Ribot SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
15th Marcus Shelby Orchestra With Ledisi SF Jazz
16th Doug Kershaw The Sweetwater Music Hall
16th Marc Ribot: Music Of Frantz Casseus SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
16th Marcus Shelby Orchestra With Tiffany Austin SF Jazz
17th Marc Ribot: Live Score To The Short Films Of Jennifer Reeves SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab
17th Marcus Shelby Orchestra With Ledisi SF Jazz
17th Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
17th Emerald Quintet The Sweetwater Music Hall
18th Emerald Quintet The Sweetwater Music Hall
21st Durand Jones Cornerstone
21st Joey DeFrancesco Trio Yoshis
21st Amos Lee The Fillmore
22nd Durand Jones Cornerstone
22nd Bottlerock Music Festival
23rd Mandolin Orange UC Theatre
23rd Bottlerock Music Festival
24th Bottlerock Music Festival
24th The Bio Express Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
28th Poi Dog Pondering The Chapel
29th Poi Dog Pondering The Chapel
Bay Area House Concerts are a great source of seeing great local and in some cases national talent in a living room setting. Here are some sites that I frequent.
What’s On The Airwaves
If you are at work, out and about today or at home and are able to stream I highly suggest checking out WWOZ starting at 7:00 AM for a great two hours of music with The Traditional Jazz Show with Keith Hill
Following Keith is The New Orleans Music Show with either Bill DeTurk or Black Mold . Three hours of funk, traditional jazz, blues, zydeco r&b and soul.
Following Bill or Black Mold at noon is one of the best blues programs on the air this side of the Milky Way The Blues Breakdown hosted by Valerie “The Problem Child” Kacprzak.
Following Valerie at 2:00 PM is three hours of great jazz music with Jazz In The French Market hosted by Vin Cherry. These three programs really put me ion a great mood for the weekend. Highly recommended!!
Following Vin at 5:00 PM is 3 hours of blues,rock funk and soul on Music of Mass Distraction with Black Mold..
Following Black Mold at 8:00 PM is two hours of great R&B with a little funk and mixed in with The Rhythm Room hosted by Allan “Alski” Laskey .
I then suggest at 10:00 PM spinning the radio dial over to 94.1 FM KPFA for The History of Funk for two hours of the strongest, stankiest, uncut funk anywhere on the airwaves, hosted by Rickey Vincent.
Video Pick Of The Week!!
To celebrate would have been Johnny Cash’s 88 years old this week I want to recommend a new documentary on him The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash which strips away the mythos of country musician Johnny Cash to reveal his tragedies and struggles. Archival footage provided by the Cash estate as well as interviews with his family, friends and artistic collaborators paint a portrait of the real man. Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and more reflect on his legacy.