Saturday, April 22, 2017

Dan Bern

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

Dan Bern

Photo credit: Lindsey Byrnes

We’re not sure what’s taken us so long, but we’re very excited to finally welcome Dan Bern to our house! Dan is an extremely talented and amazingly prolific singer-songwriter.

Since 1996 Dan has released 26 (!) studio albums, EPs, and live albums, including entire releases dedicated to songs about baseball, politics, Hanukkah, and kids. Both Ani DiFranco and Emmylou Harris have appeared on Dan’s recordings. He also wrote songs for the Judd Apatow films Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Get Him to the Greek.

Dan’s most recent albums are 2015’s Hoody and 2016’s Adderall Holiday. Recommended for fans of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Wesley Stace, Woody Guthrie, Billy Bragg, Steve Poltz....

“With his acoustic guitar and a batch of witty and insightful songs, Dan Bern is rapidly becoming the voice of a new generation of folk music.” – NPR

“Dan Bern strums drop-dead gorgeous melodies like a demon with his tail on fire; and expresses his love for humankind through scabrous, literary, skeptical rhymes full of hyper articulation and the tormented self-knowledge of the really, really smart.” – Washington Post

Dan playing “Hoody” in Sonoma, CA, 2016:

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bill Kirchen

8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Donation: $20 (100% goes to the artist)

Bill Kirchen

We’re proud to welcome Bill Kirchen back to our home! Bill Kirchen first came to prominence in the early 1970’s as the lead guitarist for Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen (their hit Hot Rod Lincoln is still a highlight of his live shows). Since then, Bill has also been a member of Nick Lowe’s band, played on albums by Doug Sahm, Hoyt Axton, and others, and has released a dozen solo albums.

Guitar Player Magazine rightly called him the “Titan of the Telecaster.” And, we can tell you from experience that Bill is a sweet guy and his live performances are highly entertaining. Highly recommended for fans of rockabilly, Americana, Elvis Presley, Nick Lowe, The Blasters, John Hiatt, Duane Eddy, guitar virtuosity, twang!

Bill playing “Truck Stop at the End of the World” (live, 2014):

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