« Week of July 12, 2015 »
Start: 07/12/2015 7:00 pm

Karla BonoffA Karla Bonoff show is always a treat. This Southern California songwriter and singer has written some classics that became hits for other artists – “Home” for Bonnie Raitt, “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me” for Linda Rondstadt, “Tell Me Why” for Wynona Judd – and those songs take on fresh life when Karla performs them, her voice pure and easy, tender and utterly persuasive.

Start: 07/13/2015 8:00 pm

VishtènVishtèn is a Canadian trio that plays music rooted in the French Acadian traditions of Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen islands. If you don’t have a map handy, those islands lie just beyond the eastern edge of the continent, in St. Lawrence Bay. All three members of the band – sisters Pastelle and Emmanuelle LeBlanc and Pascal Miousse – are direct descendants of the islands’ original settlers.

Start: 07/14/2015 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: 07/15/2015 8:00 pm

Singer-songwriter Radney Foster grew up in Del Rio, Texas, not far from the Mexican border, moved to Nashville, where he’s lived for years, and recently recorded his tenth and latest album, Everything I Should Have Said, in Louisiana. His catchy country sound encompasses all those places, combining Nashville virtuosity with border-town spice and bayou tang. His songs, says Icon Magazine, “are essentially country, but are charged with crackling Louisiana flavors and wiry, rootsy-rock a la The Band.

Start: 07/16/2015 8:00 pm

The Subdudes are “no ordinary band,” says the website AllMusic, praising their “relaxed groove,” “earthy harmonies,” and “impassioned vocal performances.” About.com describes the band this way: “If you haven't heard the Subdudes before, imagine the hottest, most humid day you can think of.

Start: 07/17/2015 8:00 pm

Kahulanui, which means the big dance, is an inspiration passed down from grandfather Robert Kahulanui Naipo, to father Rodgers L.L. Naipo, Sr., to Kahulanui band leader, Lolena Naipo, Jr. Lolena remembers listening to his grandfather’s stories about playing in the Royal Hawaiian Band in an era when horns and drums were a big part of Hawaiian music. In the 1930s and 40s, Hawaiian swing got the whole house jumping. Today Kahulanui gives Hawaiian swing new life!


Start: 07/18/2015 8:00 pm

The Yuval Ron Ensemble brings together Jewish, Christian, and Muslim musicians to play music of the Middle East that bridges national, racial, religious, and cultural divisions and connects people through music and dance. Yuval Ron founded the ensemble in 1999, after coming from Israel as an aspiring jazz guitarist to attend the Berklee College of Music, graduating with a degree in film scoring in 1989, moving to Los Angeles, and developing his skills on the oud.