Suggestions for Week of 2/17-2/23

Another great week of live in the Bay Area. Here are some suggestion for this week..

Monday February 17th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime…
Mike Olmos Presents The Sessions. Mike is a such a great trumpet player. He leads his all star Sessions for a great night of jazz.. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Le Hot Jazz.. The spirit of Django is alive and well in San Francisco. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!! N/C

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra is a high-voltage, crowd-pleasing big band born of the blues, with a sound defined by a searing, relentless horn section. Saxophonist/arranger Lorenz has assembled a musical cast of the highest standard, bringing some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most accomplished and adventurous jazz veterans together with some of the fertile San Francisco scene’s most promising up-and-coming players. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge…

Mystic Theatre & Music Hall 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30 PM Showtime..
Music icon George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic is appearing in San Francisco for possibly the last time.. He has called this his final tour. The God Father of Funk, his recordings both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. Also on the bill is Austin, Texas based indie funk/rockers Miss Velvet & The Blue Velvet. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $75 Cover Charge.

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Showtime..
The Handsome Ladies, the best ladies-only bluegrass ensemble, hold an early jam session. If you are a lady, bring your instrument and get involved. Highly recommended!! N/C

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-11:55 PM Showtime..
Windy Hill, the first ladies of Bay Area bluegrass music, have a return engagement to Amnesia. This should be a good show..N/C

Amados 998 Valencia Street San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. One of San Francisco’s great chamber music ensembles Classical Revolution perform with passion and always entertaining.. Highly recommended!!!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Tuesday February 18th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6 PM-9 PM Showtime.. Bay Area favorite and music icon for over thirty years Jules Broussard will be performing with his quartet.. Jules career spans over three decades of shared studio and stage with such luminaries as Ray Charles, Boz Scaggs, Van Morrison, Carlos Santana, Earl Grant, Elvin Bishop, Art Garfunkel and Doctor Hook. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge.

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
Le Hot Jazz. The spirit of Django is alive and well in San Francisco. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge.

Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. As the leader of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Beausoleil, fiddler Michael Doucet has been in the vanguard of the Cajun cultural revival for more than four decades, earning an international following for an almost lost body of music. Joining Michael is cajun/zydeco dance instructor Cheryl McBride. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
Music icon George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic is appearing in San Francisco for possibly the last time.. He has called this his final tour. The God Father of Funk, his recordings both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes:Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. Also on the bill is Austin, Texas based indie funk/rockers Miss Velvet & The Blue Velvet. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $69 Cover Charge..

Wednesday February 19th

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime. One of the great Americana indie folk rock bands Dr. Dog has maintained an enduring commitment to their own creative evolution. Their style of rock has been influenced by older, iconic bands such as the Beatles and Beach Boys, as well as low-fi indie bands of the 1990s and beyond. The band features Toby Leaman on bass guitar and lead vocals, Scott McMicken on lead guitar and vocals, Frank McElroy on rhythm guitar, Zach Miller on keyboard, Dimitri Manos, and Eric Slick on drums. Highly recommended!!!!!! $35 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.
The Nick Rossi Trio is a wonderful jazz ensemble led by one of the great jazz guitarists of the Bay Area..Highly Recommended!!!!1 N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime.
The Patrick Wolff Bebop Quartet is deeply rooted in the bebop tradition established by Bird, Clifford Jordan and Dexter Gordon. Patrick is absolutely my favorite Bay Area tenor player and he leads an outstanding group of musicians..N/C.

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
The Midnight Moods are one of the Bay Areas best kept secrets. This is a wonderful classic jazz trio led the amazing Jacqueline Corona on vocals with Alex Farrell on bass and Julian Shipp on piano. Highly recommended!! N/C

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 8 PM-Midnight Showtime..
<a href="https://www.sfstation.com/weekly-blues-jam-with-ed-ivey-e2287302&quot;>Ed Ivey’s Weekly Blues Jam gets the bar rocking. His weekly jam is really fun. N/C

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:30 PM Showtime..
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…

Amados 998 Valencia Street San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. A great night of music featuring Grammy Award-winning musician Laurie Lewis who is internationally renowned as a singer, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator. She was a founding member of the Good Ol Persons and the Grant Street String Band and has performed and recorded since 1986 with her musical partner, mandolinist Tom Rozum. Laurie has twice been voted Female Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association and has won the respect and admiration of her peers.Opening the show is the enigmatic Fog Holler featuring banjoist Casey Holmberg, bass-fiddler Noa Laniakea, guitarist Tommy Schulz and mandolinist David Thiessen. These troubadours traverse tradition, time and tact, delivering uniquely inspired original music blended into a musical tapestry of bluegrass, old time, and country. Highly recommended!!!!!! $30 Cover Charge..

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
The Midnight Moods are one of the Bay Areas best kept secrets. This is a wonderful classic jazz trio led the amazing Jacqueline Corona on vocals with Alex Farrell on bass and Julian Shipp on piano. Highly recommended!! N/C

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. A roadhouse rhythm & blues party featuring Marcia Ball, the rollicking, playful and a good-time playing two-fisted New Orleans barrelhouse pianist and husky voice singer, and Louisiana guitar icon Sonny Landreth whose groundbreaking work has long mixed familiarity with experimentation stretches from hard-edged electric instrumentals to wistful acoustic ballads. Highly recommended!!!!!! $42 Cover Charge..

Thursday February 20th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.
Vocalist Loretta Gooden shares her selections from the Great American Songbook, as well as her love of the blues. Ms. Langston is accompanied by the all star Saints & Sinners Jazz Band. Join Darlene Langston for an exciting evening of straight ahead jazz, swinging vocals, and soulful blues.

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime. One of the great Americana indie folk rock bands Dr. Dog has maintained an enduring commitment to their own creative evolution. Their style of rock has been influenced by older, iconic bands such as the Beatles and Beach Boys, as well as low-fi indie bands of the 1990s and beyond.The band features Toby Leaman on bass guitar and lead vocals, Scott McMicken on lead guitar and vocals, Frank McElroy on rhythm guitar, Zach Miller on keyboard, Dimitri Manos, and Eric Slick on drums. Highly recommended!!!!!! $35 Cover Charge..

Brick & Mortar Music Hall 1710 Mission St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime.. A great of music in store with Savannah, GA based multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Zach Deputy. His music has been described as island-infused drum n’ bass gospel ninja soul, Zach is best known for his live looping shows. This is a musician worth checking out!!! Highly recommended!!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtimes. Jazz diva Dianne Reeves presents Nights In Brazil with her band of Brazilian greats including legendary pianist and composer Ivan Lins and guitar genius Romero Lubambo return with four nights devoted to the music of Brazil, joined by pianist and MONK’estra leader John Beasley. Highly recommended!!!!!! $40/$60/$80/$105 Cover Charge..

The Lost Church 65 Capp Street, San Francisco 8:15 PM-10:30 PM Showtime…
The Cowtown Serenadors create collage-like performances blending song, story, and performance art, using puppets, props, accordion, musical saw, and more. The current show is called “A Trip to Cowtown,” and was first performed as part of the Eureka Fringe Festival in 2019. It tells the story of Peggy Pilgrim and Toe-Tapping Tommy, two wandering spirits who become friends in a world where all travel and spontaneity has been banned by the Good Government. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime..
The 2020 Noise Pop Festival is presenting the great indie folk/rock band
The Mountain Goats, lead by the immensely talented singer/songwriter John Darnielle. Opening up for the Goats is guitarist/singer/songwriter Dustin Wong. This promises to be a great show. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $40 Cover Charge..

Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.
Beyond the Pale is one of Canada’s most innovative and exciting acoustic roots ensembles. Klezmer and Balkan styles serve as the point of departure for their sound, which is shaped by everything from jazz and classical music to bluegrass and reggae. The band features Dejan Badnjar on accordion, Aleksandar Gajic on violin, Bret Higgins on bass, Eric Stein on mandolin and Martin van de Ven on clarinet. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

Tupelo 1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. If you don’t know Johnny Z and the Camaros you should. They are such a fun rock and roll band. They will have Tupelo rockin’ out. N/C

The Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime…
Kenya Moses and her musical colleagues explore the jazz sounds of Brazil and the Americas, past and present. An ensemble of acclaimed Bay Area musicians performing music in the era of Bossa Nova to Modern Day Jazz – this is an evening of music that touches the heart. Kenya’s band features Kenya Moses on vocals, Aaron Germain on bass, Ami Molinelli on percussion and Camille Mai on piano & vocals. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $18 Cover Charge..

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is one of the great American reggae jam bands whose music combines world beats and reggae rhythms within jam band aesthetics. This is one of the best live performance bands around.. Highly recommended!!!!!! $17 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy and B.B. King who dubbed Cummings a “great guitarist”. I am looking forward to finally seeing him. Highly recommended!!!!!!$24 Cover Charge..

Mystic Theatre & Music Hall 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30 PM Showtime..
Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime is arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere whose music is dedicated to the innovative and influential ska punk band Sublime. Highly recommended!!!!!! $16 Cover Charge…

Friday February 21st

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. One of the great Americana indie folk rock bands Dr. Dog has maintained an enduring commitment to their own creative evolution. Their style of rock has been influenced by older, iconic bands such as the Beatles and Beach Boys, as well as low-fi indie bands of the 1990s and beyond. The band features Toby Leaman on bass guitar and lead vocals, Scott McMicken on lead guitar and vocals, Frank McElroy on rhythm guitar, Zach Miller on keyboard, Dimitri Manos, and Eric Slick on drums. Highly recommended!!!!!! $35 Cover Charge..

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. A great show tonight featuring two legendary performers.. Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, perform with a well-honed and solid power – always in the groove from their years of experience and mutual inspiration. Started as a side project during Jefferson Airplane days, the constant, the very definition of Hot Tuna, has always been Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. The two boyhood pals have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in Rock history. David Bromberg‘s incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. This should be a memorable show.. Highly recommended!!!!!! $45 Cover Charge..

Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime..
The 2020 Noise Pop Festival is presenting the great indie folk/rock band
The Mountain Goats lead by the immensely talented singer/songwriter John Darnielle. Opening up for the Goats is guitarist/singer/songwriter
title Dustin Wong. This promises to be a great show. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $40 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.
https://www.jacknifejazz.com/ “>Jacknife</a is currently my favorite Bay Area Jazz ensemble. Jacknife explores the music of the legendary post bop alto saxophonist Jackie McLean playing tunes from McLean's seminal early- and mid-1960s Blue Note albums including "Jacknife” for which the group got its name. Jacknife brings together a formidable cast of rising talent including Steve Lugerner on alto, trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick, drummer Michael Mitchell, bassist Josh Thurston-Milgrom and pianist Malcolm Campbell. Highly recommended!!!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.
Cosmo Alleycats is one of my favorite Bay Are jazz ensembles. The Alleycats are so good and so much fun and one of the better jazz bands in the Bay Area. Highly recommended. N/C

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. For forty years Tuck and Patti, the genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo, has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers. I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than with the grammy award winning great jazz duo and two of my favorite performers. Highly Recommended!!!!! $65.00 Cover Charge…

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtimes. Jazz diva Dianne Reeves presents Nights In Brazil with her band of Brazilian greats including legendary pianist and composer Ivan Lins and guitar genius Romero Lubambo return with four nights devoted to the music of Brazil, joined by pianist and MONK’estra leader John Beasley. Highly recommended!!!!!! $40/$60/$80/$105 Cover Charge..

August Hall 1706, 420 Mason St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. Toronto based indie singer-songwriter/storyteller Andy Shauf is out on tour promoting his new album The Neon Skyline. Opening up the show is Big Sur based indie singer/songwriter Molly Sarle on tour promoting her debut album
Karaoke Angel. Highly recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge.

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 5:30 PM-8:00 PM Showtime..
The Scott Foster Quartet has been performing regularly for the last several years and compiled a large repertoire. Joining Scott will be Dave Scott (Trumpet), Surya Prashanka (Drums), and Aaron Germain (Bass) led by Scott (Guitar). Scott is a great jazz guitarist and this band really cooks. Highly recommended!!! $10 Cover Charge

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.
Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime is arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere whose music is dedicated to the innovative and influential ska punk band Sublime. Highly recommended!!!!!! $24 Cover Charge…

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
JD Souther is one of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation and a principal architect of the Southern California sound and a major influence on a generation of songwriters, Mr. Souther has either written or co-written some of the Eagles’ biggest hits, including “Heartache Tonight,” “Victim of Love,” “New Kid in Town,” and “Best of My Love,” Don Henley’s super hit “The Heart of the Matter,” and the Eagles’ single from 2007, “How Long.” Mr. Souther has written ten songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt, including classics “Faithless Love,” “Simple Man, Simple Dream,” and “Prisoner in Disguise.” Highly recommended!!!!!! $32 Cover Charge…

The Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime… Former lead guitarist/singer with Country Joe & the Fish Barry “The Fish” Melton teams up with Banana, former keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist with The Youngbloods for a great night of music.. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Speisekammer 2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda 8:30 PM Showtime. Jinx Jones is a guitar virtuoso who seamlessly moves from rockabilly to jazz to twang and back again. Jinx will be performing tonight with his Jazz-A-Billy All-Stars.. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Saturday February 22nd

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. One of the great Americana indie folk rock bands Dr. Dog has maintained an enduring commitment to their own creative evolution. Their style of rock has been influenced by older, iconic bands such as the Beatles and Beach Boys, as well as low-fi indie bands of the 1990s and beyond. The band features Toby Leaman on bass guitar and lead vocals, Scott McMicken on lead guitar and vocals, Frank McElroy on rhythm guitar, Zach Miller on keyboard, Dimitri Manos, and Eric Slick on drums. Highly recommended!!!!!! $35 Cover Charge..

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. A great show tonight featuring two legendary performers.. Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, perform with a well-honed and solid power – always in the groove from their years of experience and mutual inspiration. Started as a side project during Jefferson Airplane days, the constant, the very definition of Hot Tuna, has always been Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. The two boyhood pals have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in Rock history. David Bromberg‘s incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. This should be a memorable show.. Highly recommended!!!!!! $45 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtimes. Jazz diva Dianne Reeves presents Nights In Brazil with her band of Brazilian greats including legendary pianist and composer Ivan Lins and guitar genius Romero Lubambo return with four nights devoted to the music of Brazil, joined by pianist and MONK’estra leader John Beasley. Highly recommended!!!!!! $40/$60/$80/$105 Cover Charge..

Revolution Cafe 248 22nd St, San Francisco 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Showtime.. One of the Bay area’s best Django inspired ensembles The French American Quartet plays a mix of gypsy jazz as well as standards by Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and Gershwin. The group is lead by a great guitarist Steve Froberg supported by Hanna Mingano on violin, Fabrice Urrizalqui on drums, François Egron on bass. Highly recommended!!!!! N/C

Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.
Pianist Alex Conde, percussionist John Santos and bassist Jeff Chambers present Descarga for Bud Powell, a flamenco and Latin jazz tribute to the genius of American jazz pianist Bud Powell. Highly recommended!!!!! $25-$30 Cover Charge..

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. For forty years Tuck and Patti, the genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo, has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers. I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than with the grammy award winning great jazz duo and two of my favorite performers. Highly Recommended!!!!! $65.00 Cover Charge…

Speisekammer 2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda 8:30 PM Showtime. Legendary American blues guitarist, singer, bandleader and record producer Steve Freund will be performing with his Big 3 group featuring Howell Devine‘s Pete Devine on drums & washboard and Joe Kyle on bass’. This is a show not to miss.. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a great spiritual experience. I love their melodies filled with the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $48.00-$60.00 Cover Charge.

The Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime… Alt country/roots guitarist singer/songwriter Danny Click is one of Austin’s best-kept secrets, a musician’s musician who has won the respect of musical greats Carlos Santana and Elvin Bishop, both of whom have joined him on stage for impromptu jams. Click and his band The Hell Yeahs, featuring a round-robin roster of top-shelf musicians, have played more than 300 sold-out shows over the past two years, as well as opening for legends Taj Mahal, Cake, Robert Plant, Mavis Staples and Sonny Landreth. Click is a hidden gem and not to be missed. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..
 
Terrapin Crossroads 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael.. 8:00 PM Showtime… For over 30 years Roy Rogers & The Delta Kings have continued to bring the blues to its legions of fans around the world. Rogers is considered one of the Blues scene’s preeminent slide guitarist. His distinctive guitar style is instantly recognizable and certainly unforgettable. His haunting and alluring musical renderings are firmly set in the heart of the Delta. A night with the Roy and The Delta Rhythm Kings features classics and originals ranging from the acoustic slide blues of Robert Johnson, Lighting Hopkins to the rockin’ blues of John Lee Hooker and Muddy Water songs such as. “Shake Your Money Maker”, “Walkin’ Blues”, “Terraplane Blues” “Dust My Broom” and “The Sky is Crying”. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge…

Mystic Theatre & Music Hall 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30 PM Showtime..
JD Souther is one of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation and a principal architect of the Southern California sound and a major influence on a generation of songwriters, Mr. Souther has either written or co-written some of the Eagles’ biggest hits, including “Heartache Tonight,” “Victim of Love,” “New Kid in Town,” and “Best of My Love,” Don Henley’s super hit “The Heart of the Matter,” and the Eagles’ single from 2007, “How Long.” Mr. Souther has written ten songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt, including classics “Faithless Love,” “Simple Man, Simple Dream,” and “Prisoner in Disguise.” Highly recommended!!!!!! $30 Cover Charge…

Sunday February 23rd

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtimes. Jazz diva Dianne Reeves presents Nights In Brazil with her band of Brazilian greats including legendary pianist and composer Ivan Lins and guitar genius Romero Lubambo return with four nights devoted to the music of Brazil, joined by pianist and MONK’estra leader John Beasley. Highly recommended!!!!!! $40/$60/$80/$95 Cover Charge..

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Showtime.. Bernal Hillbillies.. A great three hours of bluegrass music at a really great venue reminiscent of the jams at the old Paul’s Saloon many years ago. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime.. A really fun night of music with three bands I really like. Headlining the show from Austin, Texas is the sonic sound of proto/punk garage rockers Drakulas. Also on the bill from Denver are the five piece punk garage juggernaught SPELLS and Oakland’s own indie rock/Scottish punksters Neutrals. Highly recommended!!!!! $12 Cover Charge.

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 2:00 PM Showtime..
South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a great spiritual experience. I love their melodies filled with the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $48.00-$56.00 Cover Charge.

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 7:00 PM Showtime..
South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a great spiritual experience. I love their melodies filled with the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $43.00-$55.00 Cover Charge.

The Back Room 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 5:00 PM Showtime…..
Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood play a unique cross-section of genres incorporating all the good and sweet aspects of folk, old-time, country, bluegrass and blues. Wendy’s voice is a joy to listen to. I highly recommend checking this group out. Highly recommended!!! $15 Cover Charge

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay 4:30 PM Showtime. A dream team of forward-leaning hard-bop, The Cookers have each made their mark on the jazz world as both leaders and sidemen since the 1960s. With nearly 250 years combined jazz experience and over 1000 recordings each member of the Cookers is a bandleader in his own right. This exciting all-star septet summons up an aggressive mid-1960’s spirit with a potent collection of post-bop originals with the killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of the heaviest hitters on the scene today. The Cookers feature Billy Harper on tenor sax, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, David Weiss on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto sax, George Cables on piano, Cecil McBee on bass and Billy Hart on drums. Highly recommended!!!!!! $45/$55 Cover Charge…

Mystic Theatre & Music Hall 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30 PM Showtime..
Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy and B.B. King who dubbed Cummings a “great guitarist”. I am looking forward to finally seeing him. Highly recommended!!!!!! $19 Cover Charge..

Video Pick Of The Week.

In honor of her birthday this week I would like to recommend What Happened, Miss Simone is a documentary that chronicles the life of American singer Nina Simone, who became a civil rights activist and moved to Liberia following the turbulence of the 1960s. The documentary combines previously unreleased archival footage and interviews with Simone’s daughter and friends.

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