« Week of April 7, 2013 »
Start: 04/07/2013 8:00 pm

Gautam Tejas GaneshanFor Guatam Tejas Ganeshan, the essence of music is the gathering – the shared experience of people gathered together to make and hear music, in concert. Gautam performs new compositions rooted in an old tradition, the classical music of South India known as Carnatic music, which emphasizes the vocal element.

Start: 04/08/2013 8:00 pm

UC Jazz Ensembles Tonight’s concert showcases outstanding student groups from the award-winning University of California Jazz Ensembles program. The first half of the show features three Advanced Combos, comprised of some of the most talented jazz musicians at the university, and coached by faculty members Frank Martin, Dann Zinn, and the director of the program, Ted Moore.

Start: 04/09/2013 8:00 pm

Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Jordan TiceBrittany Haas, Jordan Tice, and Paul Kowert are three of the most exciting young voices in acoustic music today.

Start: 04/10/2013 8:00 pm

Alan SenaukeAlan Senauke is weaving everything together – all of the musical and spiritual threads – to create a remarkable tapestry of song composed of inspiring originals and lovingly chosen contemporary and classic numbers by artists like George Harrison and Muddy Waters, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Huddy Ledbetter.

Start: 04/11/2013 8:00 pm

Caren ArmstrongCaren Armstrong brings her long-running series Celebrating Songwriters back to the Freight for an evening of original songs with Keith Greeninger, Steve Meckfessel, and Caren herself. The first set features each artist playing individually. The second set features the artists playing in the round, Nashville style, a format that often inspires spontaneous collaboration.

Start: 04/12/2013 8:00 pm

House JacksThe human voice is a terrible thing to waste – and the House Jacks make superb use of theirs. The New York Times praised their “astonishingly precise vocal drumming.” The Oakland Tribune praised their “amazing voices, impressive arrangements, and dynamic stage presence.” A rock band without instruments, these five amazing musicians perform in an a capella style that obliterates all preconceptions about what a voice can do.

Start: 04/13/2013 8:00 pm

The Earl BrothersThe Earl Brothers, based in San Francisco and led by banjo master Robert Earl Davis, have been delving into the dark side of bluegrass for more than a decade now, and their fifth and latest album, Outlaw Hillbilly, takes them further down that rough road with songs like “Troubles,” “Cold and Lonesome,” and “When the Lovin’s All Over,” and grisly lines like “I stabbed her dear brother and cut off his head, and buried him deep so I knew he was dead.” They’re not a good time