« Week of November 17, 2013 »
Start: 11/18/2013 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: 11/19/2013 8:00 pm

Slaid CleavesSlaid Cleaves has a name that perfectly matches his music and voice. It's terse, doesn't have soft vowels, and is more verb than noun. He has a gift for writing incisive lyrics where every word counts. No frills, no fill, no fat. Just great stories delivered with a master poet's precision and the conviction of a tent preacher. As to the details of Slaid's own story, he sums it up with inimitable brevity: "Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes Records. Travels around.

Start: 11/20/2013 8:00 pm

Tom PaxtonConsummate folksinger, children's book author, and composer, Tom Paxton looks at life's ups and downs, sometimes poignantly, sometimes in hilarious detail.

Start: 11/21/2013 8:00 pm

Maura O'ConnellSome voices have such a unique sound and power that once you’ve heard them you always know them. Maura O’Connell has a voice like that, a rich contralto to make you stop and listen. But along with that gift, Maura also brings a level of musical intelligence and taste that separates her from those singers whose primary virtue is a great set of pipes.

Start: 11/22/2013 8:00 pm

Kathy Kallick bandKathy Kallick is at it again, writing new songs, releasing new albums, and cooking up a bluegrass storm on stage.  Singout!

Start: 11/23/2013 8:00 pm

Lucy KaplanskyLucy Kaplansky has a voice you won’t forget.  Clear, pure, and full of tender feeling, it cuts through the noise of the world and pierces you in the heart.  The good news is, she's bringing that voice back to the Freight for a night of carefully chosen covers and incisive originals.  She's "a truly gifted performer," according to the New Yorker, "with a bag of enchanting songs."