Misner & Smith
Friday, February 5, 2016, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

poetic folk songwriting, gorgeous harmonies

$22 adv / $24 door

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February 05 8:00 pm

Misner & SmithMisner & Smith – that’s Sam Misner and Megan Smith – are long-time Freight favorites. Sam plays guitar, Megan plays mandolin and upright bass, and when the two of them sing together, their blended voices ring with commitment and vitality. Maverick Magazine has praised their “superb harmonies” and the website Hicks with Sticks has called them “a Bay Area treasure to be shared . . . with a touch for taking simple ideas and infusing them with unexpected meaning, metaphor, and imagery.” Their latest album, Seven Hour Storm, is a collection of 11 originals that show off their sterling musicianship, poetic songwriting, and gorgeous harmony vocals. For this special show they will be joined by their regular trio partner and multi-instrumentalist, Josh Yenne, on pedal steel, electric and acoustic guitar. He has toured with Mazzy Star, The Easy Leaves, and local favorites The Mother Hips and Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers.  
Sam and Megan met at a Shakespeare festival in 2002 and appeared together in a production of Woody Guthrie’s American Song in Nevada City in 2004. They discovered a mutual love of American roots music, harmony singing, and down-to-earth songs that tell compelling stories. Since then, they’ve balanced their acting careers with a musical collaboration that has produced four albums, Halfway Home, Poor Player, Live at the Freight & Salvage, and Seven Hour Storm. Their song “Madeline (Paradise Cracked)” won the Song of the Year award from the West Coast Songwriters Association in 2007. A few years ago, they returned to the Freight for a triumphant run of the Woody Guthrie show in honor of Woody’s 100th birthday, then came back to celebrate birthday 102. Working as actors as well as musicians must be quite a juggling act, but when Sam and Megan are on stage, they make it look easy and fun – and their subtle and sensitive songs are a treat worth savoring!

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