The Handsome Ladies Variety Showcase: SFBOT Night #3
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Handsome Ladies Variety Showcase: SFBOT Night #3

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:

Krishna Feeney
"Miss Leo" Matthews
Betty Bugaj
Ryan Breen
Jody Richardson
Hideaki Mizuno
Kara Kundart
Ricki Shore

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! 

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NCBS' Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival
Aug
10
to Aug 13

NCBS' Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

  • San Benito County Historical Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Berkeley Bluegrass Festival
May
19
to May 22

Berkeley Bluegrass Festival

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!

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Parkfield Bluegrass Festival
May
11
to May 14

Parkfield Bluegrass Festival

  • 70410 Parkfield-Coalinga Road San Miguel, CA, 93451 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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RBA Concert Series Pre-Show Bluegrass Jam - RBA Grande Finale (with the Faultliners and 27strings)
Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

RBA Concert Series Pre-Show Bluegrass Jam - RBA Grande Finale (with the Faultliners and 27strings)

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.

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The Handsome Ladies Presents: The Hossettes and Paper Wings
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Handsome Ladies Presents: The Hossettes and Paper Wings

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.

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Wintergrass Jam Etiquette Workshop
Feb
25
11:15 AM11:15

Wintergrass Jam Etiquette Workshop

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. 

Let's pick!  
The Handsome Ladies 

Luarel Room
11:15am, Saturday Feb. 25

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