« Week of September 15, 2013 »
Start: 09/15/2013 8:00 pm

Pacific CurlsThe Pacific Curls are based in New Zealand, but their music spans the globe, from the intoxicating rhythms of the South Pacific to the plaintive fiddling of the Scottish highlands. Here’s how New Zealand music critic Mike Nettman describes the trio: “Pacific Curls – what can I say but wow wow wow! Here are three incredibly gifted women who together create the most beautiful, sensitive, emotive, inspiring, and unique music.

Start: 09/16/2013 8:00 pm

Darden SmithTexas troubadour Darden Smith is, in the words of the All Music Guide, “a singer-songwriter blessed with an uncommon degree of intelligence, depth, and compassion.” Born in Brenham, Texas, and based in Austin, he released his first album, Native Soil, with Lyle Lovett and Nanci Griffith singing harmony, in 1986, and has just released his 14th, Love Calling. His sound blends country and folk traditions with a more contemporary sensibility – and a Texas twist.

Start: 09/17/2013 8:00 pm

Dougie MacLeanDougie MacLean is one of Scotland’s most respected and popular musicians. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and an O.B.E., making him an officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He has recorded more than 25 albums since his debut with the Tannahill Weavers in 1976.

Start: 09/18/2013 8:00 pm

The TrishasLet’s start with the name. The four women in the Austin-based group – Jamie Wilson, Liz Foster, Kelley Mickwee, and Savannah Welch – got together in 2009 for a one-shot gig that included a song Savannah’s father had written for Trisha Yearwood. So they called themselves The Trishas, the audience loved their music, and the name stuck.

Start: 09/19/2013 8:00 pm

Alice Gerrard and Beverly SmithThe Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (BOTMC) is back for the 11th year, celebrating old time music from September 18-22, at locations all over town. This five-day festival offers concerts, square dancing, a string band contest, workshops, and activities especially for kids and families, all in intimate settings where the line between audience and performer is as thin as a guitar pick.

Start: 09/20/2013 8:00 pm

Foghorn StringbandThe 11th annual Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (BOMTC) continues with stringband magic, down home yodeling and flatfooting, and the jazzy side of old time music. Starting at 5:00 p.m. BOTMC performers will host free jam sessions in the Freight lobby and, weather permitting, in front of the building.

Start: 09/21/2013 8:00 pm

Baguette QuartetteWe are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There may be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $22.50.