« Week of March 2, 2014 »
Start: 03/02/2014 8:00 pm

Kapala combines traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music with blues, country, jazz, reggae, rock, and swing to create “Hawaiian music with a groove” – an exciting and innovative sound that the San Francisco Chronicle website describes as “a little country, a splash of soulful jazz, and pinches of just about everything else, presented with an audacious yet sophisticated panache.” The Honolulu-based band features Kimo Artis and Lopaka Ho’opi’i on vocals, Zanuck Lindsey on guitar and vocals, Kai Artis on guitar, Richard Heirakuji on bass, and Adj Larioza on percussion.

Start: 03/03/2014 8:00 pm

Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from Grand Forks, North Dakota. He learned acoustic guitar from his grandmother, Lillian Uglem, and has since toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, England, Iceland, and Australia, performing in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theaters, and old folks homes, and exchanging songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt, and the late Sam Hinton. Now based in Los Angeles, Tom has been a featured member of John Reilly & Friends, a band rounded up by actor John C.

Start: 03/04/2014 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: 03/05/2014 8:00 pm

Andy StatmanAndy Statman is an American original. A virtuoso on both mandolin and clarinet, he plays his own unique brand of bluegrass, klezmer, and jazz – playful, prayerful, and powerful in a way that you just have to hear.

Start: 03/06/2014 8:00 pm

Rita Hosking & Cousin JackRita Hosking writes and sings classic country-folk originals. Her songs sound like they’ve been around for a while – and deserve to stay around for a lot longer! Rita grew up in Northern California – in a haunted house on Hatchet Mountain, according to a story she told NPR’s Weekend Edition – and now lives in Davis.

Start: 03/07/2014 8:00 pm

Willy PorterWisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin.

Start: 03/08/2014 8:00 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, an all-star lineup of Bay Area musicians – featuring Rhonda Benin, Ashling Cole, Destiny Muhammad, Lady Bianca, MZSwitched, Valerie Troutt, Veronica Klaus, and Tammy Hall – takes the stage at the Freight to celebrate women: the achievements, the challenges, and the continuing struggle for an equal voice in the music business and in all walks of life.