Home‎ > ‎Calendar‎ > ‎Past Shows‎ > ‎

2012

Wednesday February 1st
8pm
Omar Mokhtari presents North African Music

The Pacific Andaluse Conservatory of North African Music presents of concert of music of the Maghreb.  Music from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia including adaluse, chabi, malouf, hawzi and kabilya.  Full ensemble.









--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday February 15th
8pm
Springhouse

Jane Selkye, David Phillips and Chris Key are Springhouse.  Contemporary Americana with terrific vocals.  Music to make your evening right.  Opening: Amelia Hogan

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday March 21st
8pm
American Nomad
Hassan El-Tayyab, Shiloh Parkerson and Ben Jenks are American Nomad.  Americana with a groove.  Terrific lyrics and dynamite energy. http://www.americannomadmusic.com/
Opening: Claudia Russell  www.ClaudiaRussell.com
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday April 4th
8pm
Craig Carothers
The great american performing songwriter returns to Strings.   Biting humor.  Entertainment at its best.
                Opening:  Tom Bruce    sites.google.com/site/tomscd



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wednesday April 18th
8pm
Bill Bourne
The amazing trance master Bill Bourne from Canada returns!  
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday May 2
8pm
77 El Deora

Maurice Tani, Mike Anderson and Steve Kallai perform great lyrics and terrific singing.  
This group is on the cutting edge of where country music is going.  http://www.western-independent.com/77eldeora/

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday May 16
8pm
Rafael Manriquez  &  Ingrid Rubis


Music of South America performed by  Manriquez on vocals & guitar and Rubis on vocals, piano and percussion.  Originals and traditional music with passion, virtuosity and heart.  From Paraguay harp virtuoso Ramon Romero also performs.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday June 6
8pm
The Sor Ensemble



Eugene Sor, Karen Shinosaki, Wei He, Jory Fankuchen and Miles Graber perform classical chamber music.  
Beethoven String Quartet, op. 18, no. 3
Dvorak Piano Quintet, op. 81
  
 A rare chance to hear one of the best classical ensembles in the Bay Area perform in our intimate setting.


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday June 20
8pm
Hot Blood Orkestar
Ryan Feldthouse, Greg Jenkins, Sean Tergis and Ethan Byxby perform.  
The Hot Blood Orkestar is a fiery new Balkan Fusion sensation in California. It blends together the intricate and lively music of Eastern Europe, Flamenco and Jazz with a groove and back beat that you can't help but dance to!!     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNy9PgTnq0M 
Opening: Liza Wallace 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday July 18
8pm
Still on the Hill

Donna Stjerna and Kelly Mulhollan perform.  We are honored to present this duo from the Ozarks of Arkansas.  Multi-instrumentalists with 
insightful, heartfelt lyrics.  Creative high energy!  www.stillonthehill.com

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday August 1
8pm
Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
Evie Ladin performs with Keith Terry.  Traditional Appalachian music
 with an urban edge and contemporary vision.  Polyrhythmic funk and expressive vocals.  Opening: Blues: Jackie & Fred Holzhauer.
www.evieladin.com

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday August 15   
8pm

Caren Armstrong's Birthday Celebration

 
One our favorite performing songwriters celebrates her birthday with guest artists.  Caren is an award-winning songwriter who has recorded several albums and has a slew of prestigious performances to her credit.  With impressive guitar chops and an authentic, folky voice, Caren Armstrong has all the components of a great folk artist.  Guest artists!
http://carenarmstrong.com/









---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wednesday September 5
8pm
Undercover Night
Bay Area Performing songwriters cover songs they admire by other songwriters.  The songs may not have received commercial airplay.  This evening reveals truly amazing treasures that would not have otherwise been heard.   Everyone in attendance that evening will reach in a grab bag and receive a CD of a songwriters whose songs fit into this category.   

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday September 19
8pm
Qadim



Eliayu Sills, Jason Ranjit Parmar, Rachel Valfer Sills, Faisal Zedan, Geri Hegedus,  Bouchaib Abdehadi and Evan Fraser create this ensemble inspired by ancient mystical music of the Near East.  These musicians from Indian, Iranian, Jewish, Moroccan and Arabic roots celebrate their common musical and spiritual heritage.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday October 3
8pm
All-Weather Friends

Dorothy Betz & Les Adam  in from Maui, Hawaii joined by Bill Layman up from Santa Cruz celebrate their new CD- wildly eclectic and sweet.  Come for a roller coaster ride through these exceptional songwriters' hearts and minds.  www.betzandadam.com


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday October 17
8pm
Kabile

Kabile Traditional Wedding Band is one of the most popular bands in Bulgarian Thrace.   Performing on native instruments each band member is an expert  in  slavic heritage music.   Incredible virtuosity and musicianship!  Dzhenko Andreev (gaida), Ivan Handzhiev (vocals, accordion), Nikolay Doktorov (kaval), Donka Koleva, Nikolay Kolev (gadulka).   www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h60_CAf5vs

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wednesday November 7
8pm
Quijerema
Quique Cruz, Maria Fernanda Acuna, Jeremy Allen and Henry Hung are Quijerema.   We welcome back this fabulous group.  These amazing musicians weave an original tapestry pulsing with the rhythms and colors of their native Chile, Venezuela and american jazz.  www.quijerema.com
Comments