Jackstraw, Crooked Jades, Black Crown Stringband
San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival Show
Bluegrass fans, round up your cowboy hats and dancing shoes, Portland's finest bluegrass band, Jackstraw, is coming to town. Jackstraw plays fast, but the band never replaces musical depth and feeling with showmanship. Jackstraw was born when rhythm guitarist Darrin Craig and lead player Jon Neufeld met mandolin picker David Pugh and bassist Jess Withers in 1997. Four records later, the band has toured the U.S., playing roadhouses, listening rooms, clubs and festival stages.
The Crooked Jades (www.crookedjades.com)
Performing driving dance tunes and haunting ballads with an amazing array of vintage and eclectic instruments, The Crooked Jades are modern innovators in the old-time Americana world, recreating a cinematic sound based on Americana roots infused with the diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa. On a mission to reinvent old world music, they bring their soulful performances (brilliantly surprising arrangements of obscure old tunes mixed with beautiful original compositions) to clubs, concert halls and festivals around the United States and Europe. The current lineup of the Crooked Jades is Jeff Kazor (vocals/guitar/ukulele), Leah Abramson (vocals/ukulele/harmonium/guitar), Sophie Vitells (fiddle/vocals), Charlie Rose (bass), and Rose Sinclair (banjo/banjo uke/minstrel banjo/slide guitar).
Black Crown Stringband (www.blackcrownstringband.com)
Black Crown Stringband is the latest supergroup to emerge from the fertile SF Bay-Area bluegrass and old-timey scene. Comprised of founding members of the Earl Brothers and the Mercury Dimes, the band first appeared at the 2008 Berkeley Old-Time Convention Stringband Contest where their hard-driving sound earned them first prize. Black Crown combine the best elements of Old Time stringband music and Bill Monroe's "high lonesome" sound to creates a unique fusion that is at once old-school and brand new. Whether playing a festival, concert or your private event, Black Crown Stringband deliver their music with high energy, soul and serious skills.
Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|