Tonight we celebrate women songwriters and/or songs made famous by women performed by a variety of singers and musicians backed by The Picks, a Handsome Ladies pick-up band. Featuring Bay Area local legends and talents Mary Gibbons (guitar), Martha Hawthorne (bass), Amy Scher (fiddle), Hailey Pexton (mandolin) and The Handsome Ladies' own, Yennie Brecheisen (banjo), the evening is sure to be one for the ages.
We're pleased to announce that the following members of our broader bluegrass community have been selected to perform in our variety showcase:
"Miss Leo" Matthews
The evening will be emcee'd by "The Facilitator" Jessica Furui with a special intermission performance of the Loud Ladies Foot Patrol.
Show starts promptly at 7pm. Come one, come all!
Ladies, invite the fellas for the 4th annual Sadie Hawkins Pick hosted by The Handsome Ladies. BYOB and something to eat or throw on the grill. Camping encouraged and we'll be picking in the barn until late!
HL's RSVP on the Private Group Event and bring your pals!
The Good Old Fashioned has been held each summer since 1994. It features three wonderful days of California bands on the main stage, as well as hot campground pickers on the side stage between main acts. The GOF is also legendary among festival fans for both the quality and quantity of campground jamming.
The festival takes place on the second weekend in August at San Benito County Historical Park, just south of Hollister. Tickets here.
It’s almost time for the second annual Berkeley Bluegrass Festival. Three days and nights of concerts, jams, free workshops, student performances, and an all around good time. Featuring Robbie Fulks, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, The Bow Ties, Lonely Heartstring Band, Keith Little & Little Band, Bean Creek, and many more, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss it!
Every Mother's Day Weekend this quiet town's population leaps from a mere 18 to over a thousand bluegrass pickers, pluckers and fun-loving fans. For nearly two decades music fans have savored the natural beauty and peaceful ambiance of the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival. Nature's soothing sights and sounds combine with the soulful, high lonesome sound of bluegrass music for an experience that is unique to say the least.
The Handsome Ladies are back to host the RBA Concert Series' pre-show open/co-ed jam before the Grand Finale show with the Faultliners and 27strings! Come on out before the show and pick! The jam is free, tickets for the show can be purchased through the RBA.
The Handsome Ladies are back to host the RBA Concert Series' pre-show open/co-ed jam before John Reischman & the Jaybird's performance! Come on out before the show and pick! The jam is free, tickets for the show can be purchased through the RBA.
In Honor of Women’s History Month:
The Handsome Ladies Presents: The Hossettes and Paper Wings
The Handsome Ladies is pleased to announce a night of old time and bluegrass brought to you by some of the Bay Area’s best talent. The evening begins with an open bluegrass jam hosted by members of The Handsome Ladies from 6pm-7:30pm.
The show opens at 8pm with the haunting vocals and extraordinary playing of Paper Wings, with Emily Mann (fiddle, banjo, vocals) and Wilhelmina (guitar, vocals). Between the two, these ladies have performed with Aoife O'Donovan, Darol Anger, Sean Watkins, Tim O'Brien and Laurie Lewis.
The second half of the show features Bay Area bluegrass favorites, The Hossettes, comprised of Angela Personeni (banjo, vocals), Hailey Pexton (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Karen Wilhoyte (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Julie Cooper (fiddle, vocals) and Larissa Pilatti (bass). The group playing fierce traditional bluegrass classics with a focus on three-part harmonies, most recently performed at Toledo Bluegrass Festival in Washington State and was a Showcase Band at the California Bluegrass Association’s epic Bakersfield pick, The Great 48.
The Handsome Ladies Host: Jam Etiquette Workshop
We will start with the basics of a bluegrass jam while creating a space where
musicians of all levels can feel inspired to share their songs, but also
their questions. Knowing the ropes is sometimes the only thing that stands
between a picker and a jam.
The Handsome Ladies
11:15am, Saturday Feb. 25
The Handsome Ladies are back to host the RBA Concert Series' pre-show open/co-ed jam before Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley's performance! Come on out before the show and pick! The jam is free, tickets for the show can be purchased through the RBA.