Suggestions for Week of 03/16-03/22

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

Monday March 16th

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…

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 March 17th

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.

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. For almost two decades Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco Jazz scene. He is a great pianist, composer and arranger. Adam will be performing with his trio. Highly recommended!!!!! No cover Charge..

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Showtime..
Westside Jazz Club, lead by the wonderful tenor saxophonist Scott Silverberg, is a collective of innovative jazz musicians performing jazz standards, challenging modern compositions and freshly-updated classics. I have seen this ensemble a number of time and they never disappoint.. Highly recommended!!! N/C

The Pagan Idol 375 Bush St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. The Steve Lucky Carmen Getit Duo in a rare performance without the “Rhuba Bums”. I love the trio because it showcases the great musicianship of Steve and and Carmen’s vocals are reminiscent of Dina Washington, Ruth Brown and Etta James. Highly recommended!!!! N/C..

Club Fox 2209 Broadway Street, Redwood City 8:00 PM Showtime..
The Garcia Project, the only nationally touring tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band, is performing tonight with special guests American roots singer icon Maria Muldaur and the “human metronome” drummer Buzz Buchanan performing classic JGB sets. Opening the show is power house trio The Doobie Decimal System featuring Jason Crosby, Roger McNamee, and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany 8:00 PM Showtime.. Enjoy a rollicking St. Patrick’s Day with the Grateful Bluegrass Boys, a string band playing traditional bluegrass versions of classic favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more. The band consists of Aaron Redner, violin, mandolin, and vocals David Thom on mandolin and Bryan Horne on bass. Highly recommended!!!!!! $10 Cover Charge..

Wednesday March 18th

Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime. Three really good bands tonight…Headlining tonight hailing from Nevada City, Ca are the
Earles Of Newtown a vaudevillian inspired 8 piece electric gypsy jazz band mixing both vintage and modern beat culture. Also on the bill are a funk jazz pop/rock band from San Mateo Thrown Out Bones, and a hell raising rock n’ roll band from San Francisco The Injuries. Highly recommended!!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Brick & Mortar Music Hall 1710 Mission St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. Dutch-born multicultural singer/songwriter Nicole Bus is a powerhouse vocalist, talented multi-instrumentalist, and impassioned performer combining a broad assortment of music, including r&b, gospel, reggae, and pop. She is a great performer. Opening up for her is r&b/soul singer Tone Stith. Highly recommended!!!!!! $18-$125 Cover Charge..

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime. Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers are just a superb internationally recognized swing big band in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s as the band. Lavay the reigning “Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues” pays tribute to the swingin’ Kansas City tradition, featuring the music of Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Joe Williams, Helen Humes, Lester Young, Jay McShann, Walter Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Myra Taylor & Big Joe Turner! Highly recommended!! $10 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.. Lulu & The Rent Party is one of my favorite bay Area bands. They play an eclectic selection of jazz, latin, and pop tunes. They are really fun. Highly recommended!! 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.

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…

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

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…

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 8 PM-Midnight Showtime.. Ed Ivey’s Weekly Blues Jam gets the bar rocking. His weekly jam is really fun. N/C

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
Bay Area Flamenco Flamenco At the Freight with one of today’s most virtuosic flamenco guitarists Antonio Rey and renowned flamenco dancer and singer Mara Rey . Highly recommended!!!!!! $35-$125 Cover Charge.

Thursday March 19th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.
Dynamic vocalist Darlene Langston is accompanied by the all star Saints & Sinners Jazz Band. Join Loretta for an exciting evening of straight ahead jazz, swinging vocals, and soulful blues. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 PM Showtime. Junk Parlor’s influences range from Louis Armstrong, Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt to Fats Domino, Howling Wolf and Elvis. This is one of the best and most creative Bay Area bands. Highly recommended!! N/C.

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime. Denise Kidder is a Bay Area jazz vocalist I really like. The fact that she is a protoge of Mark Murphy speaks volumes about her. She has a gorgeous tone and I like that her phrasing. Her trio is dynamite. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:30 PM Showtime.. From Memphis to Motown Blues, Early Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soul, and Motown On The Avenue plays the hits of Al Green, Otis Redding, Aretha, Ben E. King, Ike & Tina, Stevie Wonder, Albert King, Maceo Parker, Dion & The Belmonts, Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Amy Winehouse, Ann Peebles, The Nite-Liters, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Eddie Floyd, Fontella Bass, Etta James, Martha Reeves, The Supremes, The Temptations, Sam & Dave. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime. Three really good bands tonight… Headlining tonight is a great emo/pop punk band from Sunnyvale Fail Safe. Also on the bill are an indie rock alternative band from San Francisco The Tinlings and from San Francisco garage jazz post punk rockers Surprise Village. Highly recommended!!!!! $10 Cover Charge..

Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market Street, San Francisco 7:30 Showtime… Heralded by music critics as a cross between Janis Joplin, Florence Welch and Courtney Barnett, Lauren Ruth Ward is a force of nature. She has played to sold out crowds in LA & across the US, sharing stages with artists as diverse as Keith Urban, Shirley Manson, Eddie Vedder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Shakey Graves, LP and Liz Phair. She capped off the year with a cover of Grace Slick’s birthday by releasing her rendition of Jefferson Airplane hit single “White Rabbit” and a seven song Doors tribute album for Jim Morrison’s 75th, called “Happy Birthday Jim.” Highly recommended!!!!!! $15-$18 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.. Paris Combo is as diverse and sophisticated as the city from which the band hails. Combining Gypsy swing with elements of flamenco, chanson and alt-cabaret, the quintet mixes in Latin and North African rhythms for good measure. Highly recommended!!!!! $25/$45/$65/$85 Cover Charge..

titleTupelo 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. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge.

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. Berlin-based solo artist and bandleader Jan Blomqvist is known for his inventive concert techno: dreamy vocals and simple beats. With his band BLOMQVIST, plays dancy electro-pop. Her is known for putting on great live performances.. Highly recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
Cj Chenier & The Red Hot Lousiana Band are a ready-made party with deep roots in Americana music. Grammy nominated, world-renowned musician and recording artist Chenier was raised in an indigenous American culture with its distinctive language, cuisine and music. He delivers soulful vocals along with masterful accordion-driven Zydeco and Blues. He has performed alongside many internationally recognized artists including his father, Clifton Chenier (“The King of Zydeco”), Paul Simon, Joe Sample and Ray Parker, Jr. Highly recommended!!!!!! $18-$26 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around San Jose you may want to check out

The Ritz 400 S 1st St, San Jose 8:00 PM Showtime. Singer-songwriter
Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz, better known by his stage name Fantastic Negrito music spans blues, R&B, and roots music . He is one of the great dynamic performers on the scene. This promises to be a great show.. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

Friday March 20th

Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime. It’s Hot Gypsy Night celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli and The Hot Club of Paris with Spanish style guitarist and founding member of the great San Francisco ensemble Barrio Manouche, Javier Jimenez. Javier will be joined by a great guitarist Ross Howe along with renowned bassist Sasha Jacobson and bluegrass/folk/jazz violinist Eric Rodgers. This promises to be one of the shows of the week. Highly recommended!!!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.. Paris Combo is as diverse and sophisticated as the city from which the band hails. Combining Gypsy swing with elements of flamenco, chanson and alt-cabaret, the quintet mixes in Latin and North African rhythms for good measure. Highly recommended!!!!! $25/$45/$65/$85 Cover Charge..

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. Berlin-based solo artist and bandleader Jan Blomqvist is known for his inventive concert techno: dreamy vocals and simple beats. With his band BLOMQVIST, plays dancy electro-pop. Her is known for putting on great live performances.. Highly recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM 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. $5 Cover Charge…

Cafe Claude 7 Claude Ln, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
The Steve Lucky Carmen Getit Trio in a rare performance without the “Rhuba Bums”. I love the trio because it showcases the great musicianship of Steve and and Carmen’s vocals are reminiscent of Dina Washington, Ruth Brown and Etta James. Highly recommended!!!! N/C…

Fifth Street Farms 1517 Fifth Street, Berkeley 7:30 Showtime.. The Honey Dewdrops are the award winning, nationally touring husband and wife folk duet who perform fresh, original songs focusing on vocal harmonies and tight instrumentation. Influenced by traditional Appalachian music as well as contemporary singer-songwriters, the Honey Dewdrops blend old styles with new, creating music that is powerful and heartfelt. Highly recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

The Terrace Room 1800 Madison St, Oakland 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.
Robert Dehlinger & The Alpha Rhythm Kings is a swinging fun band led by Robert’s vocals and superb trumpet playing. This is a great band. Highly recommended!!!! No 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..

Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes.. No band exemplifies the essence and soul of New Orleans like the Rebirth Brass Band. Rebirth has been at the forefront of the brass band revival that they helped kick off over 30 years ago. Formed by the Frazier brothers, Phil and Keith, along with Basin Street labelmate Kermit Ruffins in 1983, The Rebirth Brass Band has gone from playing on corners in the French Quarter to selling out concert halls across the world and appearing in David Simon’s HBO hit Treme. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. This is one of the great American treasures.. $32-$37 Per Show Cover Charge..

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you might want to check out

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 8:30 PM Showtime.. Singer-songwriter Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz, better known by his stage name
Fantastic Negrito music spans blues, R&B, and roots music . He is one of the great dynamic performers on the scene. This promises to be a great show.. Highly recommended!!!!! $25-$30 Cover Charge..

Saturday March 21st

Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime. A really great night of music in store with San Francisco’s glam heavy metal rockers
Glitter Wizard headlining the show. Also on the bill are skate punk rockers from Los Angeles the Zig Zags, San Francisco based heavy rock and rollers Banquet and Oakland based metal rockers Psychic Hit. Highly recommended!!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.. Paris Combo is as diverse and sophisticated as the city from which the band hails. Combining Gypsy swing with elements of flamenco, chanson and alt-cabaret, the quintet mixes in Latin and North African rhythms for good measure. Highly recommended!!!!! $35/$55/$75/$95 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. 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…

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 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!!! No Cover Charge…

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:30 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

7 Mile House 2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane 8:30 PM-11:00 PM Showtime..
Andre Thierry & Zydeco Express is lead by one of the great french creole zydeco/cajun accordionists anywhere. Andre is a master at pumping out fast, funky rhythms on an instrument not usually associated with earthy syncopation. Highly recommended!!!!! N/C

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 9:30 Showtime…
The Purple Ones are a great tribute to Prince put together as a labor of love by Bay Area based bandleader and founder, Morty Okin who decided to focus all of his energy on building the greatest Prince homage on the planet. Highly recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany 8:00 PM Showtime. A favorite band from my past is back tonight Red Meat performing their hard Bakersfield-style country music. They are without a doubt one of the pre-eminent honky tonk bands in California. Opening the show is Noelle & The Deserters playing their brand of western honky tonk from the high desert of New Mexico to the golden hills of California. Highly recommended!!!!! $12-$15 Cover Charge..

Speisekammer 2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda 8:30 PM Showtime.. One of the Bay Area’s best traditional blues and roots music ensembles Charles Wheal & his band will get the joint rockin’. Highly recommended!!!!!! No Cover Charge..

title Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 1:00 PM Showtime.. No band exemplifies the essence and soul of New Orleans like the Rebirth Brass Band. Rebirth has been at the forefront of the brass band revival that they helped kick off over 30 years ago. Formed by the Frazier brothers, Phil and Keith, along with Basin Street labelmate Kermit Ruffins in 1983, The Rebirth Brass Band has gone from playing on corners in the French Quarter to selling out concert halls across the world and appearing in David Simon’s HBO hit Treme. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. This is one of the great American treasures.. $22-$27 Cover Charge..

titleSweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes.. No band exemplifies the essence and soul of New Orleans like the Rebirth Brass Band. Rebirth has been at the forefront of the brass band revival that they helped kick off over 30 years ago. Formed by the Frazier brothers, Phil and Keith, along with Basin Street labelmate Kermit Ruffins in 1983, The Rebirth Brass Band has gone from playing on corners in the French Quarter to selling out concert halls across the world and appearing in David Simon’s HBO hit Treme. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. This is one of the great American treasures.. $32-$37 Per Show Cover Charge..

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you might want to check out

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 9:00 PM Showtime.. v The B-Side Players are an 8-piece band taking part in a new movement in popular music. A band that honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language, they continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland, dropping bits of Cumbia, Salsa, gritty street Samba, Son Montuno, Jarocho and Boogalo into the mix. They use any beat that catches their ear, regardless of geography or genre, to create a compelling, horndriven, polyrhythmic groove. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

Sunday March 22nd

Brick & Mortar Music Hall 1710 Mission St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime. Singer/songwriter Leilani Wolfgramm is a soulful reggae/r&b/hip-hop musician who mixes influences of he Polynesian roots.. Leilani is an electrifying performer with a dedicated fan base and has been seen with such acts as Incubus, Ziggy Marley and Dirty Heads. Leilani Will be making stops along the West Coast to celebrate her latest release on the upcoming “Live Wire Tour.” Highly recommended!!!!! $12 Cover Charge.

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 2:00 PM Showtime. Paris Combo is as diverse and sophisticated as the city from which the band hails. Combining Gypsy swing with elements of flamenco, chanson and alt-cabaret, the quintet mixes in Latin and North African rhythms for good measure. Highly recommended!!!!! $35/$55/$75/$95 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime. Red Baraat is one of the best dance your ass off party bands in the known universe. The Brooklyn ensemble whips up a raucously fun mix of Indian bhangra rhythms, go-go music, jazz, hip-hop and Crescent City brass funk.The pioneering eight-piece band is rollicking funk music steeped in Northern India’s wedding celebrations with a dash of D.C. go-go beats and hip-hop. Highly recommended!!!! $40/$60 $80 Cover Charge..

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Showtime..The Queen of Boogie-Woogie Bay Area pianist/vocalist Wendy DeWitt will be teamed with boogie-woogie piano legend Ricky Nye for an afternoon of piano mastery. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 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 Saloon many years ago. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Fifth Street Farms 1517 Fifth Street, Berkeley 7:30 Showtime..
Scroggins & Rose are master instrumentalists mandolinist Tristan Scroggins and Grammy-nominated violinist Alisa Rose who use their technical expertise and expansive knowledge of traditional music to put on world-class performances of highly nuanced and melodic tunes. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 5:00 PM Showtime…
Western Swing Hall of Fame guitarist Mark Holzinger takes-off on jazz and vintage swing tunes as he and his band return to The Back Room to perform songs from their recent album Take-off Guitar!. Backed by his core trio of bassist Simon Planting and drummer John Waller, many fun twists come into play with varied special guest musicians, among which are Jim Hurley on violin and Billy Wilson on pedal steel and baritone ukulele. Pianist and Back Room host Sam Rudin will join in on some tunes and Mark himself will sing a few! Highly recommended!!!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Video Pick Of The Week.

One of my all time favorite singer/songwriter/entertainer & musician
Jerry Jeff Walker turns 78 on Monday. I want to recommend a great documentary on the traveling troubadour’s life Ok Buckaroos. Jerry Jeff’s music has led him from the nation’s biggest arenas to hundred-year old honky-tonks; from upstate New York to the beaches of Key West and the hustling sidewalks of New Orleans to the solace of the Texas Hill Country – and for beyond. He’s been a cog in the wheel of the recording industry’s star-making machinery and an involuntary pioneer on the frontier of artistic independence. He wrote one of the biggest mainstream hits of all time Mr. Bojangles and still managed to help jump start a maverick musical movement. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!

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