Past Shows 2019


January 2019

3,4        Vienna Teng
5           Blame Sally
6           Jeffrey Foucault
7           Suzapalooza – A Celebration for Suzanne Fox
8           Freight Open Mic
9           Dakh Daughters
10         SVER
11          John McCutcheon
12         Paris Combo
13         John Prine Sing-Along with Clyde Leland
13         Lucy Kaplansky
14         Classical at the Freight: Mozart Birthday Celebration
15         The Moth StorySLAM – Topic TBA
16         Words and Music ft. Laurie Lewis, Claudia Russell, Don Henry, and Nina Gerber
17         RUNA
18,19   Mark Hummel’s Southern Blues Harp Blowout w/Bobby Rush, Kenny Neal, James Harman, Johnny Sansone, Golden State Lone Star w/Anson Funderburgh
20         Loudon Wainwright III
21          West Coast Songwriters
22         Freight Open Mic
23         Martha Redbone Roots Project
24         Soft Machine
25-27    Django Reinhardt Birthday Festival
25         Django Reinhardt Birthday Festival: Boulou and Elios Ferre, The Hot Club of San Francisco, Barrio Manouche
26         Django Reinhardt Birthday Festival: Rez Abbasi and Django-shift, Rhythm Future Quartet, the Gypsy Chix
27         Django Reinhardt Birthday Festival: John Jorgenson Quintet with Special Guest Martin Taylor, Le Jazz Hot
28         Berkeley High School Band and Orchestra Chamber Music Concert
29         Kalani Pe‘a
30         Awakening Joy: The Music!
31          Lisa Zeiler & Jennie Chabon

February 2019

1,2         Booker T. Jones
4           Scott Amendola’s 50th Birthday Thing! Featuring Jenny Scheinman, Jeff Parker, Mocean Worker aka Adam Dorn, Wil Blades, Ben Goldberg, John Schott, Zach Ostroff, and More
5           Freight Open Mic
6           The Moth StorySLAM – LOVE HURTS
7           Little Village Foundation Benefit Show
8           Kinan Azmeh CityBand featuring Sepideh Vahidi
9           Jai Uttal & The Pagan Love Orchestra
10         Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
11          Classical at the Freight: Kay Stern and Friends
12         Ancient Future
13         Albert Cummings
14         La Misa Negra
15         Orquesta La Moderna Tradición
16         Patchwork Series: Alphabet Rockers
16         Masters of the Uilleann Pipes
17         The Nels Cline 4
18         West Coast Songwriters
19         Strunz & Farah
20        Ben Allison & Think Free
21         Susana Baca
22        Lúnasa
23        Cris Williamson
24        Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
25        Carol Denney, Mark Duskin, & Steven Low in “The Folk This Songbook: A Singalong for Mature Audiences”
26         Freight Open Mic
27         Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan
28         Bill Frisell Trio featuring Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen with Special Guest Sam Amidon

March 2019

1          Bill Frisell Solo
2          Bill Frisell featuring Thomas Morgan & Rudy Royston
3          Bill Frisell Harmony featuring Petra Haden, Hank Roberts, & Luke Bergman
5          Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau, & Kawika Kahiapo
6          The Moth StorySLAM – IMPOSSIBLE
7          Mimi Fox with Special Guests
8          Robin Flower & Libby McLaren
9          Patchwork Series: Your Song My Song
9,10     Ladysmith Black Mambazo
11        Classical at the Freight: Peter Lemberg and Friends
12        Sun of Goldfinger
13        Ímar
15        Greg Brown
16        WeSing Vocal Festival
17        The Black Brothers
18        West Coast Songwriters
19        Dar Williams
20,21  TRANSPARENT WATER TRIO Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita feat. percussionist Gustavo Ovalles
22-24  Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour featuring Sarah Lee Guthrie
26        Adrian Legg
27        Robbie Fulks
28        Karla Bonoff
29        Sierra Hull
30        Little Folkies Family Band Spring Concert
30        Rhonda Benin “Just Like A Woman”
31        Junior Bach Festival: Come Celebrate the Birthday of JS Bach
31        Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

April 2019

2           Behind the Scenes at the Freight
3           The Moth StorySLAM – BAMBOOZLED
5           Evie Ladin Band and Paper Wings Dual CD Release
6           Graham Parker
7           BOTMC Spring Situation
7           Väsen Duo
8           Classical at the Freight: Trio Foss
9           UC Jazz Ensembles Spring Concert
10         Don Ross with Michael Manring & Glass House
11          Seamus Egan Project
12         Ranky Tanky
13         Patchwork Series: Octopretzel
13         Barbara Higbie CD Release
14         Chely Wright
15         West Coast Songwriters
16         Jazz Search West Semi-Finals
17         “FiddleJazz – An Homage to The Violin in Jazz” with Kit Eakle
18         Ben Sidran
19         Mokoomba
20        Omara Portuondo – Last Kiss/Ultimo Beso with special guest Roberto Fonseca
22        Freight Open Mic
24        Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom
25        Proteus Trio
26        San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers
27        3rd Annual Meadows Livingstone Scholarship Fund Concert
28        Mary Lou’s Apartment
29        Freight Open Mic

May 2019

1,2         Poncho Sanchez
3            For the Love of Pete: A Celebration of Pete Seeger’s Birthday with Musical Director Tammy Hall
6            Freight Open Mic
7            An Evening With Tom Rush Accompanied By Matt Nakoa
8            The Moth StorySLAM – MAMA RULES
9            John Hammond
10           Mary Fahl, formerly of October Project
11           Patchwork Series: Asheba
11,12       An Evening with Cowboy Junkies
13           Classical at the Freight: SFCO All-Star Quintet Monday Night Chamber Music Society
14           Vocal Rush featuring RISE and Encore
15           Dimmer Twins – Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers
16-19      Berkeley Bluegrass Festival
16           Berkeley Bluegrass Festival – Festival Kickoff Party
17           Berkeley Bluegrass Festival – Hot Buttered Rum, Front Country, Blue Summit
18           Berkeley Bluegrass Festival – The Earls of Leicester, The Kathy Kallick Band, Fog Holler
19           Bluegrass Classics Sing-Along with High Country
19           Berkeley Bluegrass Festival – Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, Jerry Douglas, Amy Scher & Hailey Pexton
20           West Coast Songwriters
21           Berkeley Middle School Jazz Night
22           Che Apalache
23           Erika Luckett: A Musical Tribute
24           Riders In The Sky
25           Cris Williamson, Barbara Higbie, and Teresa Trull
26           Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives
28           The Freight Singers
29           Country Joe McDonald – Songs and Stories
30           The Suitcase Junket
31            The Blues Broads

June 2019

1            Funny Girlz Redux
2            Women of Motown Singalong with Tammy Hall
4            Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME
5            The Moth StorySLAM – CHEMISTRY
6            Zoe Ellis, Jenna Mammina, Leah Tysse: Forget About It – The Music of Allison Krauss
7,8         Leo Kottke
9            Zoë Keating
10         Freight Open Mic
11         The World For All: a Fundraiser for Omar Mokhtari
12         Dave Alvin with special guest Greg Leisz and Christy McWilson
13         Stanley Clarke
14         The John Lee Hooker Foundation Presents Zakiya Hooker, Pamela Rose, and Paula Harris
15         Fanna-Fi-Allah
16         Margaret Belton’s Tribute to Patsy Cline
17         West Coast Songwriters
19         Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke
20         Edgardo Cambón “La-Ti-Do” Salsa-Bachata-Cumbia-Merengue
20         Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra featuring Terrie Odabi
21         Maurice Tani
22         Barrio Manouche
24         Freight Open Mic
25         The Singing OUT Tour 2019 with Crys Matthews & Heather Mae featuring JJ Jones and Joe Stevens
26         Old Blind Dogs
27         Rahim AlHaj & Sahba Motallebi
28         Tribu Baharú
29         Fiddlekids End of Camp Concert
29         Bill Kirchen | Airmen Reunion
30         Skerryvore
July 2019

5           The Ray Charles Project
6            Alvin Youngblood Hart – Solo
7            Taimane – Elemental Tour
8            A Tribute to Melanie Berzon
9            The Lonely Heartstring Band
10           The Moth StorySLAM – BOLD
11           Midsummer Mozart Festival’s Piano Recital
12,13      Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra Birthday Celebration
14           SonoMusette
15           West Coast Songwriters
16           Le Vent du Nord
17           BKO Quintet
18,19      Rickie Lee Jones
20           Borderless Band, Featuring Mike Block – Co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection
21           The OGMC presents Dollylicious
22           Freight Open Mic
23           Wood & Wire
25           Strike Iron | Freight Live on the Plaza
26           Andy McKee’s Guitar Masters featuring Mike Dawes, Trevor Gordon Hall, and Calum Graham
27           The Marco Diaz Quartet Insight CD Release Concert
28           The Seldom Scene
29           Freight Open Mic
30           Films at The Freight: The Wrecking Crew
31           CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band
August 2019

1            The Waifs (8,10PM)
2            Los Hermanos Arango
3            Adrienne Shamszad – Co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection
4            Marcia Ball
6            Films at The Freight: Muscle Shoals
7            The Moth StorySLAM – ANIMALS
8            Perla Batalla in The House of Cohen
10          Eilen Jewell
12           Freight Open Mic
13           Gretchen Peters
14           Celia Ramsay and Friends
15           Willie K
16           San Francisco International Piano Festival Presents: Bobby Mitchell Performs Rzewski: Songs of Insurrection (US PREMIERE)
17           Little Village Foundation Benefit Show
18           River of Song: A Musical Celebration of California’s Life-Giving Waters
20           Films at The Freight: Woodstock
21           San Francisco International Piano Festival Presents: Piano Illusions & Concert Confidential
22           Freight Fiddle Summit 2019
23,24     Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music hosted by Margaret Belton
24           Bang Data
25           Wil Blades’ 40th Bday Bash and Farewell Party! feat. Donald Harrison Jr., Mike Clark, Scott Amendola, Jeff Parker, and more
26           Freight Open Mic
27           Films at The Freight: Buena Vista Social Club
29           Edgardo & Candela’s “Tributo a los 70s”
30,31      The Dawg Trio – with David Grisman, Sam Grisman, & Danny Barnes

September 2019

1            Jenny And The Mexicats
3            The Spark Songwriter Series: Feel Better
4            The Moth StorySLAM – LESSONS
5            San Francisco String Trio
6            West Coast Songwriters Competition Finals
7            Junior Brown
8            Films at The Freight: Buena Vista Social Club
9            Freight Open Mic
10           Los Wembler’s de Iquitos
11           Across the Sea: Jeff Peterson, Tsun-Hui Hung, Greg Sardinha
12           Peter Bradley Adams
13           Bill Monroe Birthday Celebration
14           Bobi Céspedes
17,18      David Bromberg
19,20     The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
21           Films at The Freight: Buena Vista Social Club
21           La Cuneta Son Machin CANCELLED
22           Tannahill Weavers
24           Kurt Ribak and his Mighty Combo
25,26     Elvin Bishop Big Fun Trio with Special Guest Coco Montoya & his band
27           Leyla McCalla
28           FREIGHT FEST
29           Pokey LaFarge (solo)
30           Freight Open Mic

October 2019

1           Huun Huur Tu
2           The Moth StorySLAM – SPOOKY
3-6       Madeleine Peyroux
7           Annual Fundraising Celebration
8,9       DakhaBrakha
10          JJ Grey Solo – Front Porch Sessions
11          Abbie Gardner & Eli West
12          El Sur También Existe, Musical Dreams
13          Patchwork Series: Your Song My Song
13          Mari Boine
14           Classical at the Freight: Robin Sharp and Friends
15           Lula Wiles
16           An Evening with Kris Allen
17           Choir! Choir! Choir! – Hallelujah: EPIC Anthem Singalong!
18           Best In Show – Stories from Beyond the Shelter
19           Monica Pasqual
20           John Gorka
21           West Coast Songwriters
23           Robin & Linda Williams
24           BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
25           Richard Shindell
26           Duo Quartet featuring Chris Webster, Nina Gerber and Pam Delgado, Jeri Jones (of Blame Sally)
28           Freight Open Mic
29           UC Berkeley Jazz Ensembles Fall Concert
30           Dàimh
31            StringShot featuring Roy Rogers, Badi Assad, & Carlos Reyes

November 2019

1          Del McCoury Band
2            Wake The Dead
3            Cheryl Wheeler with Special Guest Kenny White
4            Freight Open Mic
5            Flat Earth Society
6            The Moth StorySLAM – GRATITUDE
7,8         Yemen Blues Plays Hallel
9            8th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Leroy Troy, Gina Furtado, Bill Evans & Their All-Star Band
10           Soul Dance Party with DJ Harry Duncan
10           Novalima
11           Classical at the Freight: ViolaMania 4
12           Aireene Espiritu & A Color-Coded Symphony
13           Steel House featuring Edward Simon, Scott Colley, and Brian Blade
14           Roots Rising! featuring Matt Andersen, Gaby Moreno & Liz Vice
15           Tim O’Brien Band
16           Patchwork Series: Sara Lovell
16,17      John Craigie: Keep It Warm 2019 Tour
18           West Coast Songwriters
19           Over The Rhine
21,22      Bruce Cockburn
23           Cupping the Flame of Women’s Culture – Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club Closing 1996-2015
23           Darrell Scott
24           Ladies Sing The Blues – with Kim Nalley, Denise Perrier, Tiffany Austin, Tammy Hall
26           Films at The Freight: Amazing Grace
29           Tuck and Patti
30           Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

December 2019

1            San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus “Holigays Are Here”
2,3         Issac Delgado
4            The Moth StorySLAM – FAMILY
5,6         Asleep at the Wheel “Merry Texas Christmas Y’all”
7            Tord Gustavsen, Mahsa Vahdat, Greg Ellis co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection
9            Classical at the Freight: San Francisco Chamber Music Society
10           Dayramir González “Afro Cuban Jazz”
11           Kiran Ahluwalia
12           Xmas Blues Feat. Meredith Axelrod and Suzy Thompson with special guest Del Rey
13           Peter Rowan & the Free Mexican Airforce Featuring Los Texmaniacs
14           Patchwork Series: Octopretzel
14           T Sisters
15           Eve Decker CD Release – Album for Children and Families!
15           Lucy Kaplansky
16           West Coast Songwriters
17           Holiday Swing with Maria Muldaur & John Jorgenson
18           SoVoSó Annual Holiday Seasonings Concert with special guest The Freight Singers
19           SWAG HOLIDAY
20           The 35th Anniversary of Windham Hill’s Solstice Celebration featuring Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, Todd Boston with special guest Mia Pixley
21           Trace Bundy’s Acoustic Holiday
22           Klezmer Music with Kugelplex
27,28     Charlie Musselwhite
29,30     Vienna Teng
31           Afro-Cuban New Year’s Eve Dance Party with Jane Bunnett & Maqueque and Louie Romero Y Su Grupo Mazacote