Thursday June 01, 2017
Start: 06/01/2017 8:00 pm

 

The Wailin’ Jennys are coming back! With their angelic vocal blend at the center of their music, the Juno-award winning trio’s songs draw on Celtic, country, classic and contemporary folk. Though they started as a one-time band for a show in a Manitoba guitar shop they’ve become one of Canada’s best loved roots bands. Their shows at the Freight tend to sell out, so get your tickets early.

 

Wednesday June 07, 2017
Start: 06/07/2017 7:30 pm

Moth StorySLAM photo by Emily SevinPrepare a five-minute story about CHEATING. Stepping out, crib sheets, tax evasion or stacked decks. Tricks, swindles, cons and frauds. Philanders and chiselers and flimflammers, tramps and thieves. Broken hearts and bank accounts, sneaks and dirty dogs.

 

Thursday June 08, 2017
Start: 06/08/2017 8:00 pm

 

Rolling Stone calls Roy Rogers, “one of the rare guitar heroes who values feeling over flash,” Fronting the Delta Rhythm Kings, he’s been playing distinctive blues for more than 30 years. Not just a great singer and wicked slide guitar player, he’s collaborated with dozens of the greats, most notably producing John Lee Hooker’s Grammy winning comeback album, The Healer.

 

Friday June 09, 2017
Start: 06/09/2017 8:00 pm

 

The New York Times calls Joan Osborne, "a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer-songwriter who is allergic to traditional pop sentimentality.” Since her 1995 break out album, she’s received seven Grammy nominations, become a sought-after collaborator, and released a string of critically acclaimed albums including her most recent, Love and Hate.

 

Saturday June 10, 2017
Start: 06/10/2017 8:00 pm

The Rafael Manríquez Annual Festival, will be the 3rd celebration of Latin American music and poetry organized to feature Rafael’s compositions in the hands and voices of a talented line up of multi-generational musicians on June 10th, 2017 at 8:00 PM at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, California. This year’s program features a subset of up and coming San Francisco band Soltron, a Soltron Sextet whose members are: Daniel Riera, Roque Baron, Adriana Marrero, Manolo Davila, Ahkeel Mestayer and Ruben

Sunday June 11, 2017
Start: 06/11/2017 7:00 pm

THE DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL STARS

Samson Schmitt - guitar

Amati Schmitt - guitar

Ludovic Beier - accordion

Pierre Blanchard - violin

Doudou Cuillerier - guitar

Antonio Licusati - bass

 

AND

 

GEORGE COLE AND EUROCANA

 

 

Wednesday June 14, 2017
Start: 06/14/2017 8:00 pm

An accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music, Phoebe makes an impressive creative leap with Shanti’s Shadow, available June 2. It’s the culmination of a five year journey that has taken her from her Austin roots through Music Row, Brooklyn, and even to India to study with seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath. Along the way, Phoebe found her voice and delivered her most inspired set of songs to date -- the soundtrack to her self-discovery.

 

Thursday June 15, 2017
Start: 06/15/2017 8:00 pm
Monday June 19, 2017
Start: 06/19/2017 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 June 20, 2017
Start: 06/20/2017 8:00 pm


Wednesday June 21, 2017
Start: 06/21/2017 8:00 pm

 

Grupo Falso Baiano is a choro group that offers a window into the history and diverse culture of Brazil. Choro is one of Brazil's earliest popular musics, dating back to the late 1800s, and, similar to jazz, it reflects the melding of African rhythms with a melodic and harmonic structure closely resembling Baroque Classical music.


Thursday June 22, 2017
Start: 06/22/2017 8:00 pm


Saturday June 24, 2017
Start: 06/24/2017 8:00 pm

The Blues Broads are the real deal, with deep roots in rock and roll and gospel, country and funk, and most especially the blues. Tracy Nelson co-founded the legendary group Mother Earth and shared the stage with Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Grateful Dead. Dorothy Morrison co-wrote and sang gospel’s all-time bestseller, “Oh, Happy Day.” She’s sung with Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Rita Coolidge, and Simon & Garfunkel.

Thursday June 29, 2017
Start: 06/29/2017 8:00 pm

Friday July 07, 2017
Start: 07/07/2017 8:00 pm


Saturday July 08, 2017
Start: 07/08/2017 7:00 pm

 

With a style grounded in both classical and folk music, The Los Angeles Times calls Mark O’Connor, "One of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music -- any music -- today.” He’s released more than 45 albums, mostly of his own compositions, been awarded several Grammy’s, and collaborated with a veritable who’s who of contemporary acoustic musicians.

 

Start: 07/08/2017 9:30 pm

 

With a style grounded in both classical and folk music, The Los Angeles Times calls Mark O’Connor, "One of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music -- any music -- today.” He’s released more than 45 albums, mostly of his own compositions, been awarded several Grammy’s, and collaborated with a veritable who’s who of contemporary acoustic musicians.

 

Thursday July 13, 2017
Start: 07/13/2017 8:00 pm

 

Saturday July 15, 2017
Start: 07/15/2017 8:00 pm

Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, Hot Club of Cowtown’s star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band’s global brand.

Monday July 17, 2017
Start: 07/17/2017 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!

Friday July 21, 2017
Start: 07/21/2017 8:00 pm

Killing My Lobster was founded in 1997 by a group of comedians who were looking for a home to create insightful comedic work they were not seeing produced in San Francisco. Since KML’s first show in a 25-seat converted Mission District office space on Valentine’s Day 1997, the group has worked with over 500 Bay Area artists to create exciting original work for local audiences and national outlets.

 

Sunday July 23, 2017
Start: 07/23/2017 7:00 pm

 

Friday July 28, 2017
Sunday July 30, 2017
Start: 07/30/2017 7:00 pm
Friday August 04, 2017
Start: 08/04/2017 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.

Friday August 25, 2017
Start: 08/25/2017 8:00 pm

Catch a glimpse of the future when the West Coast Songwriters present the finals of their annual songwriting competition. Top contenders from WCS playoffs in ten cities—Portland, Martinez, Saratoga, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Sacramento, Redwood City, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Hollywood—will perform their original songs before a panel of discerning judges.