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2013

2013 20th season

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Wednesday November 20

8pm
Moye!

Nigerian traditional folk music

Soji brings his acoustic band to Strings.  Traditional Nigerian Folk music played by authentic masters of this music.
 
Adesoji Odukogbe (Soji)-vocals and guitar, Pope Flynne- vocals and drum, Rasaki Aladokun- vocal and drum, Rex Ogunniyi-vocals


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Wednesday November 6
8pm
La Ruya


 Sounds of Andalusia woven in with the Black Sea, the modes, movement and tonalities of flamenco with Arabic and Turkish maqam, all grounded in a latin jazz pulse – this is La Ruya, a new direction in “flamenco fusion.” 
La Ruya is:   David Páez – Guitar, Gary Haggerty – Oud, Rebecca Kleinmann – flute, Melissa Cruz – Baile & Palmas, Murat Bayhan - darbuka-Riqq-Deff,  Sam Foster – Cajon-Riqq-Deff 


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Wednesday October 30
8pm
Hot Blood Orkestar

Ryan Feldthouse, Paul Bertin, Dusty Brough, Kevin Hill, Julien Cantelm and Chantal Shoenherz perform.  
Hot Blood Orkestar, formed in 2011 by Ryan Feldthouse, is a high energy group from California, bringing a modern groove on traditional music from the Balkans, Turkey, Greece and beyond!   

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Wednesday October 16
8pm
Celebrating Songwriters
hosted by Caren Armstrong

      

Three fabulous performing songwriters: Caren Armstrong, Maurice Tani and Michael McNevin present original material with insightful lyrics and excellent musicianship.  Great entertainment!
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Wednesday October 2
8pm
String Quake


Performing on traditionally 'classical' instruments, StringQuake, takes their instruments in new directions.  Amelia Romano on electric lever harp and Misha Khalikulov on carbon fiber cello, experiment with unusual keys, fiery time signatures, and improvisation to create a sound uniquely their own.

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Wednesday September 18
8pm
Flamenco de Oriental


A special evening of gifted artists of the Flamenco tradition.  Kina Mendez-singer and Gopal Slavonic- flamenco guitar bring the authentic music of their gypsy roots to life.

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Wednesday September 4
8pm
Molly Axtmann and the Invisible Ensemble

Molly Axtmann

Molly Axtmann-piano  presents new compositions in many combinations with David Brin-cello, Rachel Durling-violin, Stan Corfman-french horn, Mitchell Hirsh-trombone.  Original world premieres by Molly Axtmann,  David Brin and Mitchell Hirsh.
Lyrical, rhythmic engaging music!

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Wednesday August 21
8pm
Bolo


Bolo' is a dynamic ensemble featuring the artistry of percussionist Surya Prakasha (Trio Paz), bassist and bansuri & ney flute player Eliyahu Sills (The Qadim Ensemble), and multi-instrumentalist Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila).  The group creates songs that  move, uplift and transport.  With African-sourced grooves, African and Indian melodies and songs, 'Bolo' speaks to the heart and  a musical language that bridges continents.   Prepare for entrancing music that will inspire your body and soul. 
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Wednesday August 7 
8pm
Free Peoples
Tim Sawyer, Michael DiPirro joined by James Foster, Jason Thor, Jesse Shantor and Nick Hasty create Free Peoples.
We are thrilled to welcome back this extraordinary band.  Fine harmonies, jazz, reggae edges with rock elements.  All combine into a joyful sound with impeccable 
musicianship and excellent songs.  

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Wednesday July 17
8pm
American Nomad

Hassan El-Tayyab, Shiloh Parkerson, Matt Crimp, Mikiya Matsuto, Ryan Lucas create American Nomad.
Americana, Folk/swing traditions realized with crafted original music.  Smart  catchy lyrics, tight rhythms, rich harmonies and strong musicianship.  Music drawn from the spirit of travel and authentic life experience. 

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Wednesday June 19
8pm
Sor Ensemble



Eugene Sor, Natasha Makhijani, Jory Fankuchen, Darcy Rindt and Miles Graber perform classical chamber music.  Mozart String Quartet in C major K. 465 and Shostakovich Piano Quintet.   
  
 A rare chance to hear one of the best classical ensembles in the Bay Area perform in our intimate setting.
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Wednesday June 5
8pm
Dirty Cello
Led by Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most exciting crossover cellists, Dirty Cello presents a high energy mix of soulful blues, swingin’ gypsy jazz and wild Euro-gypsy dance music.  
Rebecca Roudman, Jason Eckl, Anthony Petrocchi - Guitar, Cello, and Drums 
http://dirtycello.com/

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Wednesday May 15
8pm
The Stairwell Sisters
Vocalists extraordinaire and high energy musicianship.  
(left to right) Sue Sandlin, Stephanie Prausnitz, Evie Ladin, Lisa Berman, Martha Hawthorne.  All sing!
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Wednesday May 1
8pm
Craig Carothers

The great american performing songwriter returns to Strings.   Biting humor.  Entertainment at its best.
           

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Wednesday April 17th
8pm

Maurice Tani / Mike Anderson / Randy Craig

Songwriter  Tani performs with accomplished bassist Anderson and the fabulous pianist Craig.  

 

Soulful lyrics and fantastic musicianship.  This group is on the cutting edge of where country music is going. 

http://www.western-independent.com/77eldeora/
    








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Wednesday April 3rd
8pm
Doug Blumer/Dana Hubbard

Two of our all time favorite performing songwriters, Doug Blumer  and Dana Hubbard.  Great guitar playing, terrific vocals.  A special Evening
www.dougblumer.com   www.danahubbard.com
 

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Wednesday April 10th
8pm
CANCELLED!  Bill Bourne
With great regret we announce the cancellation of this special show!!  Bill Bourne has been denied access to the United States of America at this time.  We look forward to the return of  the amazing trance master Bill Bourne.  

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Wednesday March 20th
8pm
Marc Silber & Friends





A special evening full of surprises produced by Delta Blues master Marc Silber.






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Wednesday March 6th
8pm
Janam





Juliana Graffagna, Dan Auvil, Tom Farris, Gari Hegedus and Lila Sklar are Janam. Turkish, Romani, Sephardic, American roots and original music performed by some of the Bay Area's most innovative and accomplished musicians. 





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Wednesday February 20
8pm
Kleptograss

Kleptograss is Eric Thompson's fusion project, giving him liberty to plunder any musical style that catches his fancy, stretching his guitar, mandolin, and cuatro around Delta Blues & Piedmont Rags, Western & French Swing, Puerto Rican Jibaro as well as Old-time Country, all with a Bluegrass edge.  Joining him will be Alan Senauke on guitar, Tom Rozum on mandolin, and Chad Manning on fiddle.  Big Fun - Great tunes and songs!


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Wednesday February 6
8pm
Front Country
Adam Rozkiewicz (mandolin), Jordan Klein (banjo, vox), Jacob Groopman (guitar, vox), Leif Karlstrom (fiddle), Zach Sharpe (bass) and Melody Walker (vox, guitar)
Contemporary Bluegrass.  Terrific harmonies and exciting musicianship.  We're starting off our season with a bang.  http://frontcountry.bandcamp.com/


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