« Week of February 14, 2016 »
Start: 02/14/2016 7:00 pm

International Guitar Night comes to the Freight with gypsy jazz giant Lulo Reinhardt, fingerstyle phenom Mike Dawes, versatile virtuoso Andre Krengel, and fingerstyle innovator Brian Gore joining forces for an evening of scintillating solos, duets, and quartets highlighting the myriad possibilities of acoustic guitar.


Start: 02/15/2016 7:30 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their monthly Songwriter Competition, where members take the stage and perform their material live on the Freight stage. Performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the house lights go down and the show goes on!

Start: 02/16/2016 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.


Start: 02/17/2016 8:00 pm

The Beth Custer EnsembleThe Beth Custer Ensemble features a who’s who of outstanding Bay Area musicians playing a unique musical mélange of beguiling melodies, surreal lyrics, and sophisticated orchestrations that draw from a wide range of genres and inspire a multitude of moods.

Start: 02/18/2016 8:00 pm

You might not expect Stockholm to spawn a cutting-edge Americana band, but the Bondesson sisters, Greta, Stella, and Sunniva, have earned alt-country cred with their albums, Fall Among Thieves, New Friends, and, most recently, Little Wild Life. With Greta on guitar and banjo, Stella on double bass, Sunniva on guitar and cello, and all three sharing singing and songwriting duties, the band rides on intricate instrumentals and haunting harmonies.

Start: 02/19/2016 8:00 pm

Fresh from bringing his beguiling brand of roots music to The Voice, Joshua Davis of Traverse City, Michigan, comes to the Freight for an evening of sensitive originals and well-chosen covers. Joshua’s music spans folk, country, and jazz. His latest album, A Miracle of Birds, was inspired by his travels in the West Bank. "His heartfelt documentation of 'people as people' offers up compassionate songs of hope, darkness, and perseverance," says Revue Magazine.

Start: 02/20/2016 8:00 pm

Versatile doesn’t begin to cover it, and neither does excellent. Jim Lauderdale is just so damn good at so many styles of music – maybe the word is masterful. Bluegrass, country, soul, folk – for Jim, it all falls under the umbrella of Americana – roots music at its finest, and that’s the music he makes.