Thursday December 17, 2015
Start: 12/17/2015 8:00 pm

Support your local coffeehouse when the T Sisters host a fun-filled evening of music, featuring a variety of musical guests who are all donating their time and talent. Featuring established Freight favorites to emerging new artists, collaborating in different combinations and celebrating a rich mix of styles.

Friday December 18, 2015
Start: 12/18/2015 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 8pm.

 

Celebrate the holiday season with members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at the Freight!

 

Saturday December 19, 2015
Start: 12/19/2015 1:00 pm

SoVoSóSoVoSó is an a cappella wonder, with deep roots in the Bay Area music scene and a long history of making vocal magic. SoVoSó–from the Soul to the Voice to the Song–sings jazz, gospel, world, and R&B, including classics and originals, performed with improvisational wizardry and jaw-dropping vocal chops. “The extraordinary richness and brilliance of this virtuoso vocalism lifts you into a special realm,” says the San Jose Mercury News.

Start: 12/19/2015 8:00 pm

Elvin BishopElvin Bishop’s roots in the blues go deep. “Before Eric Clapton was old enough to shave, Elvin Bishop was hanging out in Chicago with the first generation of electric bluesmen,” says Guitar World. Born in California, raised in Iowa and Oklahoma, Elvin attended the University of Chicago and did his studying in the blues bars on the south side of town with master craftsmen like Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, and Howlin’ Wolf.

Sunday December 20, 2015
Start: 12/20/2015 11:00 am

the HipwadersA California trio specializing in kid-pleasing power pop anthems full of catchy tunes and beautiful vocal harmonies, the Hipwaders are one of the coolest "kindie rock" bands in town.

Start: 12/20/2015 7:00 pm

100% of proceeds go to the Lake County Fire Victims Fund and the Cal Firefighters Relief Fund

 

Monday December 21, 2015
Start: 12/21/2015 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!

Monday December 28, 2015
Start: 12/28/2015 8:00 pm

Yes, the year is ending – and what better way to kiss it off than in the company of some of the funniest – and most irreverent – comedians around? Premier political satirist Will Durst has gathered a gang of notorious local wits and wags, including Bay Area favorite Johnny Steele, along with Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, Mari Magaloni, and Arthur Gaus, for an evening of stand-up comedy, improv, and sketches riffing on the major news stories of 2015.

Tuesday December 29, 2015
Start: 12/29/2015 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Friday January 01, 2016
Start: 01/01/2016 12:30 pm

The Freight box office will re-open at 12:30pm on Saturday, January 2.

Happy New Year!

Saturday January 02, 2016
Start: 01/02/2016 8:00 pm

The Tuttles with AJ LeeCatch the next generation of bluegrass masters when The Tuttles with AJ Lee take the stage at the Freight. The Northern California Bluegrass Society (NCBS) has twice named them Best Bluegrass Band, as well as naming Molly Tuttle the Best Guitarist, Michael Tuttle the Best Mandolin Player, and Jack Tuttle the Best Fiddler. Oh, and Best Female Vocalist? That would be AJ in 2010, 2011, and 2013, Molly in 2012.

Sunday January 03, 2016
Start: 01/03/2016 7:00 pm

Kathy & CarolSingers Carol McComb and Kathleen Larisch return to the Freight with their gorgeous interpretations of British and Appalachian ballads, country tunes, Carter Family songs, and Carol’s timeless originals. The duo’s unique sense of harmony is remarkable for its use of shifting intervals, haunting dissonances, and counterpoint. Their a cappella songs send shivers down the spine.

 

Tuesday January 05, 2016
Start: 01/05/2016 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday January 06, 2016
Start: 01/06/2016 7:30 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 7:30pm.

 

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinThe Moth StorySLAM, according to the London Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

Thursday January 07, 2016
Start: 01/07/2016 8:00 pm

Tonight's concert offers listeners a rare treat—Jill Knight and duo Pam Delgado & Jeri Jones along with Rob Strom reunite on the Freight stage for an evening of rollicking soul and blues. The three forged musical ties in the ’90s when Jill, already a favorite on the California central coast, toured with Pam & Jeri, shortly before the two became founding members of the powerhouse quartet, Blame Sally.

 

Friday January 08, 2016
Start: 01/08/2016 8:00 pm

John McCutcheon

Due to illness, John McCutcheon is canceling his California Tour. There is no reschedule date at this time, and ticket purchases will be refunded.

 

Saturday January 09, 2016
Start: 01/09/2016 11:00 am

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music.

 

Start: 01/09/2016 8:00 pm

Shemekia Copeland is a blues marvel at the height of her powers, playing contemporary blues, roots, and soul music with nuance and shading, strength and authority. “Shemekia’s a ball-of-fire vocalist with a voice that’s part Memphis, part Chicago, and all woman,” says the Chicago Sun-Times.

Sunday January 10, 2016
Start: 01/10/2016 7:00 pm

Rita Hosking writes and sings classic country-folk originals. Her songs sound like they’ve been around for a while – and deserve to stay around 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.

Monday January 11, 2016
Start: 01/11/2016 8:00 pm

Classical at the Freight: Mozart Birthday Celebration

Our annual tribute to the Oscar-winning composer of Amadeus, an evening of great chamber music by the master himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As Mozart turns the big two-six-oh, we present the SFCO All-Stars featuring our concertmaster Robin Sharp and principal horn Alex Rosenfeld in a celebratory program of his music for small ensembles. Come meet Wolfie himself and play our Mozart Trivia Contest for valuable prizes.

 

Tuesday January 12, 2016
Start: 01/12/2016 8:00 pm

Chuck Brodsky, who developed his compassionate songwriting, groove-oriented guitar playing, soulful vocals, and dry social commentary while living in Berkeley and performing on the Freight stage in the 1980s, returns with a new album, Tell Tale Heart, which Lonesome Highway praises for its “keenly observant eye,” “wicked sense of humor,” and “superbly crafted songs that champion the struggles of everyman.”

 

Wednesday January 13, 2016
Start: 01/13/2016 8:00 pm

Three good friends – top songwriters all – bring their extensive songbooks to the Freight for an “in-the-round” evening of hilarious stories and wonderful music.

Thursday January 14, 2016
Start: 01/14/2016 8:00 pm

Meredith AxelrodMeredith Axelrod is a an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with a sure grasp of early jazz, rural blues, and pre-1930s American pop music, learned from a deep immersion in old 78s. She has performed with Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur, the Cheap Suit Serenaders, R. Crumb, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, and in a duo with Craig Ventresco. The website Jazz Lives calls her “an unusual combination of demure and passionate.”

 

Friday January 15, 2016
Start: 01/15/2016 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 the heart. The good news is, she’s bringing that voice back to the Freight for an evening of incisive originals and carefully chosen covers.

Saturday January 16, 2016
Start: 01/16/2016 8:00 pm

Paul ThornHailed as the “Mark Twain of Americana,” Paul Thorn brings his gritty, gospel-infused Southern rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher and went on to box in more than 50 professional bouts, including one with Roberto Duran—but that’s another story. Paul’s music mixes the hard-driving boogie of the Allman Brothers with the soulful wit of John Hiatt.

Sunday January 17, 2016
Start: 01/17/2016 7:00 pm

Ruth MoodyRuth Moody, the Juno award-winning singer-songwriter from the Wailin’ Jennys, returns to the Freight with her own fine band and a passel of new songs. Her last album, These Wilder Things, won praise from The Telegraph, The Independent, and the website Americana UK. It all starts with Ruth’s gorgeous voice – light and clear, but full of shadows and shadings that suggest a dark undertow under the sweet surface.

Monday January 18, 2016
Start: 01/18/2016 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!

Tuesday January 19, 2016
Start: 01/19/2016 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday January 20, 2016
Start: 01/20/2016 8:00 pm

Jonathan Edwards broke into the big time with his million-selling hit single “Sunshine (Go Away Today)” in 1971, and in the years since, he’s amassed an impressive catalog of wonderful originals, including “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Shanty,” “One Day Closer,” and “Don’t Cry Blue.” Now he’s released a terrific new album, his 16th, Tomorrow’s Child, featuring contributions from an all-star cast of friends and admirers including Shawn Colvin, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Darrell Scott, Dirk Powell, Jerry Dou

Thursday January 21, 2016
Start: 01/21/2016 7:00 pm

Click here to stream the live webcast once the concert starts at 7pm.

The Berkeley Repertory Theator has graciously offered their beautiful Roda Theater for overflow viewing of Celebrating Ronnie Gilbert. Reservations become available on Thursday, January 14th at 12:30 pm. Click here for those reservations.

 

Friday January 22, 2016
Start: 01/22/2016 8:00 pm

Wearing period threads and playing vintage instruments, the Cheap Suit Serenaders dole out a giddy blend of up-tempo Hawaiian stomps, ragtime, Italian polkas, and more, as they recreate the music of the golden age of jazz. With Robert Armstrong, Allan Dodge, Rick Elmore, Terry Zwigoff, Casey MacGill, and Tony Marcus performing on ukuleles, Hawaiian steel guitars, fiddles, cellos, banjos, mandolins, accordions, and musical saws, the band brings alive great music and great times! 

 

Saturday January 23, 2016
Start: 01/23/2016 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 8pm.

 

Sunday January 24, 2016
Start: 01/24/2016 7:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 8pm.


 

Monday January 25, 2016
Start: 01/25/2016 8:00 pm

Berkeley High School Chamber Music ConcertCome hear an inspiring performance by the classical component of the world-renowned Berkeley High music program, a stunning showcase for its talented young players. The evening features an array of small groupings – from brass choir and string quartet to solos and duets–by musicians from Berkeley High School’s orchestra and band programs, under the direction of Karen Wells and Mary Dougherty.

Tuesday January 26, 2016
Start: 01/26/2016 8:00 pm

Hailing from the home of the Hobbit movies, and sharing DNA with Flight of the Conchords (Bret McKenzie co-founded the group), the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is renowned for its winning combination of charming Kiwi humor, disarmingly small instruments, and sublime musicality – a joyful formula that’s proved popular around the world. Bret won’t be appearing tonight, but the group’s sense of humor is entirely intact.

Wednesday January 27, 2016
Start: 01/27/2016 8:00 pm

John Hammond is a blues wonder. He can do more with a guitar, a harmonica, and his voice than just about anyone around. And his roots go deep. He once had a band with both Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. He’s played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, The Band before they were The Band, Dr. John, and John Lee Hooker.

Thursday January 28, 2016
Start: 01/28/2016 8:00 pm

Maria Quiles & Rory CloudQuiles & Cloud – that’s Maria Quiles and Rory Cloud – started playing together on the sidewalks of San Francisco in the fall of 2011 and something quickly clicked. “It was perfect timing for both of us,” Rory says. “We really connected on so many levels,” Maria says.

Friday January 29, 2016
Start: 01/29/2016 8:00 pm

When John Sebastian had to cancel his evening at the Freight, Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum jumped at the opportunity to put together a celebration of the music of John Sebastian and the Lovin' Spoonful, as well as some of the music that influenced John, who wrote such classics as “Do You Believe in Magic,” “Daydream,” and “Summer in the City.” Laurie and Tom enlisted the help of the great Seattle-based duo, Orville Johnson and Mark Graham, known as The Kings of Mongrel Folk.

Saturday January 30, 2016
Start: 01/30/2016 8:00 pm

Lisa Ferraro & Erika LuckettLisa Ferraro & Erika Luckett are intent on amplifying the goodness, joy, and nourishment in the world. Lisa is a soulful jazz vocalist who grew up in Pittsburgh and has worked with such artists as Marvin Hamlisch, Hendrick Merkins, Roger Humphries, and Julie Bonk. Erika is an award-winning singer-songwriter and innovative guitarist who was born in Mexico and grew up in South America.

Sunday January 31, 2016
Start: 01/31/2016 7:00 pm

Bridging the past and the future of the Bay Area’s roots music scene, this show features Thompsonia – Eric & Suzy Thompson (Any Old Time, Black Mountain Boys, Blue Flame String Band, Texas Sheiks, California Cajun Orchestra, etc.

Tuesday February 02, 2016
Start: 02/02/2016 8:00 pm

Tim FarrellTim Farrell, a trailblazing fingerstyle guitarist from Pennsylvania, plays with an elegant simplicity that celebrates the essence of the music. His sixth and latest album, Cascadia, features his breathtaking originals and a lovely cover of “Walk Away, Renee.” Tim has shared the stage with such artists as Les Paul, George Benson, and Jean Luc Ponty, and his music is frequently played on such internationally syndicated programs as Echoes and World Café.

Wednesday February 03, 2016
Start: 02/03/2016 8:00 pm

Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono are Hawaiian music legends who gained fame in the 1970s and have played a major role in the creative renewal of Hawaiian music over the past four decades. The New York Times calls Keola “the quintessential Hawaiian slack-key master.” The Honolulu Star-Advertiser calls Henry “one of the great island songwriters of his generation.” Keola’s wife Moanalani is a Kumu Hula, or hula master, who dances, chants, sings, and plays percussion.

Thursday February 04, 2016
Start: 02/04/2016 8:00 pm

Maria Muldaur Revered as one of the master craftsmen and innovators of the 20th century for R&B, soul, and funk, Allen Toussaint deeply influenced the lives of fans and musicians alike.  Join us for this special tribute, celebrating the late, great New Orleans music legend. 

Friday February 05, 2016
Start: 02/05/2016 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 . . .

Saturday February 06, 2016
Start: 02/06/2016 8:00 pm

Cascada de FloresCascada de Flores specializes in achingly beautiful songs from Latin America’s golden age. At the heart of the music is the gorgeous voice of Arwen Lawrence and the expressive guitar of Jorge Liceaga. Together they evoke a wonderfully lush, intimate atmosphere.

Monday February 08, 2016
Start: 02/08/2016 8:00 pm

An evening of melodious music by Franz Schubert, including his famous Trout Quintet and an early string trio. Featuring guest star Kay Stern, concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, pianist Frank Levy and a team of SFCO All-Stars including Robert Howard, Michel Taddei, and Ben Simon.

 

Tuesday February 09, 2016
Start: 02/09/2016 8:00 pm

West Edge Opera begins its Doppelgänger Season at the Freight with The Barber of Seville – not the version by Rossini, but by Giovanni Paisiello.

 

Wednesday February 10, 2016
Start: 02/10/2016 7:30 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available once the show starts at 7:30pm.

 

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinThe Moth StorySLAM, according to the London Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

Thursday February 11, 2016
Start: 02/11/2016 8:00 pm

Claire Lynch BandOnce you’ve heard Claire Lynch sing, you’ll recognize her voice in an instant.

Friday February 12, 2016
Start: 02/12/2016 8:00 pm

The Folk Collection could just as well be named the "Singing the Classic Songs of the 1960s Folk Era" group. Tony Unger, Ed Labowitz, and Mike Sirota grew up in the ’60s, when they fell in love with the story songs and three-part harmonies of that acoustic era. Ed and Tony have been a duo on and off since their days at Hollywood High School, and Mike joined the group in 2003. Much of their repertoire is familiar to audiences of all ages.

Saturday February 13, 2016
Start: 02/13/2016 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this concert. Standing room only tickets will be available once the music starts at 8pm.

 

Dave Alvin

Sunday February 14, 2016
Start: 02/14/2016 7:00 pm

International Guitar Night comes to the Freight with gypsy jazz giant Lulo Reinhardt, fingerstyle phenom Mike Dawes, versatile virtuoso Andre Krengel, and fingerstyle innovator Brian Gore joining forces for an evening of scintillating solos, duets, and quartets highlighting the myriad possibilities of acoustic guitar.

 

Monday February 15, 2016
Start: 02/15/2016 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!

Tuesday February 16, 2016
Start: 02/16/2016 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday February 17, 2016
Start: 02/17/2016 8:00 pm

The Beth Custer EnsembleThe Beth Custer Ensemble features a who’s who of outstanding Bay Area musicians playing a unique musical mélange of beguiling melodies, surreal lyrics, and sophisticated orchestrations that draw from a wide range of genres and inspire a multitude of moods.

Thursday February 18, 2016
Start: 02/18/2016 8:00 pm

You might not expect Stockholm to spawn a cutting-edge Americana band, but the Bondesson sisters, Greta, Stella, and Sunniva, have earned alt-country cred with their albums, Fall Among Thieves, New Friends, and, most recently, Little Wild Life. With Greta on guitar and banjo, Stella on double bass, Sunniva on guitar and cello, and all three sharing singing and songwriting duties, the band rides on intricate instrumentals and haunting harmonies.

Friday February 19, 2016
Start: 02/19/2016 8:00 pm

Fresh from bringing his beguiling brand of roots music to The Voice, Joshua Davis of Traverse City, Michigan, comes to the Freight for an evening of sensitive originals and well-chosen covers. Joshua’s music spans folk, country, and jazz. His latest album, A Miracle of Birds, was inspired by his travels in the West Bank. "His heartfelt documentation of 'people as people' offers up compassionate songs of hope, darkness, and perseverance," says Revue Magazine.

Saturday February 20, 2016
Start: 02/20/2016 8:00 pm

Versatile doesn’t begin to cover it, and neither does excellent. Jim Lauderdale is just so damn good at so many styles of music – maybe the word is masterful. Bluegrass, country, soul, folk – for Jim, it all falls under the umbrella of Americana – roots music at its finest, and that’s the music he makes.

Sunday February 21, 2016
Start: 02/21/2016 7:00 pm

Ray Bonneville is a masterful singer and songwriter who brings a full lifetime of rich experience to his work.

Monday February 22, 2016
Start: 02/22/2016 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 8pm.

 

Tuesday February 23, 2016
Start: 02/23/2016 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday February 24, 2016
Start: 02/24/2016 8:00 pm

Martha Scanlan Tennessee singer and songwriter Martha Scanlan has a voice that can take you to distant times and places. That’s probably why she was featured on the soundtrack of the film Cold Mountain, singing with the Reeltime Travelers. The website Dirty Linen called her first solo album, The West Was Burning, “a revelation, an instant classic and one of those rare albums that defies genre and generation.

Thursday February 25, 2016
Start: 02/25/2016 8:00 pm

Shawn Mullins returns to the Freight with a hot new album, My Stupid Heart, inspired by a difficult divorce. As he told Rolling Stone, he was sitting on his porch one afternoon when he had a thought. "Dealing with the split would be so much easier if I could just blame the whole thing on my stupid heart." Rolling Stone calls the album “pop gold.” “The core of the album,” says Twangville, is Shawn’s “melodic songwriting. There is a pop foundation from which all of these songs are built.

Friday February 26, 2016
Start: 02/26/2016 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available once the music starts at 8pm.

 

featuring Eyvind Kang, Petra Haden, Thomas Morgan and Kenny Wollesen

 

Saturday February 27, 2016
Start: 02/27/2016 11:00 am

It’s time to lace up your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate: Alphabet Rockers are bringing their brand new theatrical hip-hop concert, “The Playground Zone” to the Freight! The band amplifies important messages with songs addressing diversity and the impact each of us has in shaping our world.

 

Start: 02/27/2016 8:00 pm

SolasThe outstanding Irish-American band Solas plays a rich blend of time-honored Irish music, distinctive originals, and the occasional well-chosen cover, weaving together a tapestry of influences from folk, country, jazz, and traditional music from around the world.

Sunday February 28, 2016
Start: 02/28/2016 7:00 pm

Oakland Interfaith Gospel ChoirIn celebration of Black History Month, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir presents an homage to old school gospel. Performing spirituals and traditional gospel songs under the direction of Terrance Kelly and joined by the illustrious McGuillicutty brothers and sisters, the choir is sure to inspire and uplift the crowd.

 

Monday February 29, 2016
Start: 02/29/2016 8:00 pm
Tuesday March 01, 2016
Start: 03/01/2016 8:00 pm

Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche have joined forces on a terrific new album, Songs in the Dark, and tonight they celebrate the results at the Freight. “If ever an album merited the epithet ‘charming,’ this is it,” declares the Independent.

Wednesday March 02, 2016
Start: 03/02/2016 7:30 pm

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinThe Moth StorySLAM, according to the London Guardian, is “brilliant and quietly addictive.” The Village Voice calls it “an exuberant moveable feast.” Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

Thursday March 03, 2016
Start: 03/03/2016 8:00 pm

A hundred years after the 1916 Irish Rebellion, renowned folklorist and Irish music pioneer Dr. Mick Moloney has put together a compelling program of song, dance, and poetry to honor this pivotal historical moment. Performers will include Mick himself on fiddle, All Ireland accordion champion Billy McComiskey on button accordion, world dance champion Niall O’Leary, Athena Tergis on five-string fiddle, and several special guests.

Friday March 04, 2016
Start: 03/04/2016 8:00 pm

Darlingside phot by Rob SteyDarlingside is a Massachusetts-based indie folk quartet featuring four talented songwriters who sing and play beautifully together. Their harmonies evoke Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and their original songs are poignant and poetic. The band features Don Mitchell on guitar, Auyon Mukharji on violin and mandolin, Harris Paseltiner guitar, bass, and cello, and David Senft on guitar and bass guitar.

Sunday March 06, 2016
Start: 03/06/2016 1:00 pm

Bill EvansBill has graced the Freight stage with many memorable concerts over the last twenty years, collaborating with J. D. Crowe, David Grisman. David Bromberg. the Flatt & Scruggs Tribute Band, Jody Stecher, Fletcher Bright and many others.

Start: 03/06/2016 7:00 pm

George Kahumoku, Jr.Three masters of Hawaiian music – George Kahumoku Jr., Led Kaapana, and Jeff Peterson – come to the Freight for an evening of Hawaiian classics and contemporary songs as well as their own captivating originals.

 

Monday March 07, 2016
Tuesday March 08, 2016
Start: 03/08/2016 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 8pm.

 

 

Wednesday March 09, 2016
Start: 03/09/2016 8:00 pm

 

Thursday March 10, 2016
Start: 03/10/2016 8:00 pm

 

Friday March 11, 2016
Start: 03/11/2016 8:00 pm

Michael & Shay BlackBrothers Michael and Shay Black play an exciting mix of Dublin street songs, music hall songs, and historical ballads, as well as songs from the Irish, English, and Scottish traditions and the occasional contemporary number. Singing in close harmony, playing guitar, banjo, and keyboards, telling funny stories, and even dancing now and again, Michael and Shay draw people in with their energy, wit, and superb musicianship.

Start: 03/11/2016 8:00 pm

  Rhonda Benin

Saturday March 12, 2016
Start: 03/12/2016 8:00 pm

Click here for more info about the SheSings Women's A Cappella Festival 2016

Click here for festival passes

Women of the World, a phenomenal Boston-based a capella ensemble, comes to the Freight as part of the Women’s A Capella Association’s fourth annual SheSings Festival.

Sunday March 13, 2016
Start: 03/13/2016 7:00 pm

*When arriving to the show, audience members will be asked to put their ticket stub in a can to benefit one of the following non-profits:

 

Bread and Roses

California Coast Music Camp

Crowden Music Center

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

 

Monday March 14, 2016
Start: 03/14/2016 8:00 pm

St. Petersburg’s acclaimed Rimsky Korsakov String Quartet makes an all-too-rare Bay Area appearance. Four graduates of the prestigious St. Petersburg Conservatory, the RKSQ tour widely, and is known especially for their interpretations of 19th century Russian music. Noted local soprano Sally Porter Munro will join the quartet for this very special performance.

 

Tuesday March 15, 2016
Start: 03/15/2016 8:00 pm

Le Bruit court dans la Ville – André Marchand on guitar, Lisa Ornstein on fiddle, and Norman Miron on accordion – brings together three legends of traditional Québécois music for a feast of outstanding instrumentals and stirring vocals. “Together and separately, they have helped to define Québec folk music for their generation and for the youngsters who have followed them,” says the Huffington Post.

Wednesday March 16, 2016
Start: 03/16/2016 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.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Thursday March 17, 2016
Start: 03/17/2016 8:00 pm

Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra has a bluesy orchestral sound that harkens back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, with hints of Tom Waits and the Quintette du Hot Club de Paris. Yet their music doesn’t sound like anyone else’s. It has its own melancholy appeal, moody, haunting, and oddly inspiring.

Friday March 18, 2016
Start: 03/18/2016 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available once the music starts at 8pm.

 

Saturday March 19, 2016
Start: 03/19/2016 11:00 am

Cascada de FloresCascada de Flores returns to the Freight to present a bilingual music and dance program for children. As roster artists with both Young Audiences of Northern California and Performances to Grow On in Ventura, they have performed in over 300 Western US schools, reaching over 50,000 students with their educational program. In addition, Cascada de Flores was featured twice in World Arts West’s arts education program People Like Me.

 

Start: 03/19/2016 8:00 pm

It’s time once again when The Freight & Salvage is invaded by the music of British rock from the 1960’s. ‘THE FREIGHT GOES BRITISH REVUE #7 – THE WHO’ Every year since 2009 BIN Productions has hosted a show honoring one of Britain’s iconic rock groups, performed by current & former students of Chris Solberg. This year the honor goes to the bombastic group THE WHO. After much study & lots of rehearsing, each group will play at least three WHO tunes, plus songs of their own choosing.