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!
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 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, a rollicking square dance, open cabaret, and the illustrious stringband contest in venues throughout Berkeley.
Please join us for the 2nd Thursday ladies only East Bay jam! We'll be picking bluegrass tunes at Maureen's house in Rockridge, and we'd love to see your beautiful faces. Bring your instruments and come on down! It'll be a rollicking good time.
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Please join us for the 2nd Wednesday ladies only East Bay jam! We'll be picking bluegrass tunes under the eucalyptus trees on the lawn of the Camron-Stanford House by Lake Merritt (same location as previous Lake Merritt jams).
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Please join us for the July 4th Wednesday ladies only East Bay jam! We'll be picking bluegrass tunes under the trees in Memorial Glade on the UC Berkeley campus, and we'd love to see your beautiful faces. Bring your instruments and come on down! It'll be a rollicking good time.
Please join us for the second ever ladies only East Bay HL Jam! We'll be playing bluegrass tunes by the lake until dark. Please feel free to bring snacks for yourself or the group, and bring plenty of song suggestions!
We'll be playing bluegrass tunes on the lawn at Memorial Glade until dark.