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 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.
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 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.
The Handsome Ladies are ecstatic to host the RBA Concert Series' pre-show jam once again, this time for none other than Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band! 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 will be hosting the jam before Front Country takes the stage! Come join us for some co-ed jamming and stay for what will be a great night.
Redwood Bluegrass Associates Celebrating the 25th Annual RBA Concert Season
Jamming starts at 5:00, Doors Open at 7:00, Showtime is 7:30 PM
Please check private Facebook page event for details!
WHAT TO BRING: Instrument(s), food to eat/grill, serving plates/utensils for said shared food, drink, etc.
IT'S A CAMPOUT! Bring your tent. Small-medium campers are OK!!
We would like to cap the attendees to 30 people, so your RSVP is very important.
That's right, boys, you heard it here. We're happily now hosting a co-ed jam every quarter!
We've got lots of gents that would like to pick with us, and our holiday jam last December was great fun. So, please mark your calendars for the third Mondays in March, June, September and December as co-ed Handsome Lady jams.
Are you a solo strummer looking to become a practiced team player? The Handsome Ladies are ready to show you the ins and outs of bluegrass jamming so you can improvise with the best of them. Musicians of all genders, ages, and skill levels are welcome, so don’t be shy!
Not musically inclined? Don’t fret--10% off pints for players and observers alike, so come out for a behind-the-scenes look at the art of musical improvisation and tastes Cleophus' newest brews.
Tasting Room Hours are 5-9pm.
Jam Workshop starts at 7pm.
The holidays sure make for a good time to sing some lonesome songs of death and heartache, don't they!? I think so! Come out to the last Handsome Ladies' bluegrass jam of the year where we are opening it up to our #brothersinbluegrass! Stay warm with a drink and enjoy the shiny, new Amnesia digs.
We are all thankful for all your support and participation in getting this ladies' jam off the ground this year - we look forward to making it even stronger in 2016.